Entertainment

Five things to do this weekend

Bumper cars at the Ipswich Show on Friday.
Bumper cars at the Ipswich Show on Friday. Rob Williams

1. Ipswich Show

IPSWICH SHOWGROUNDS

TODAY AND TOMORROW 9AM ONWARDS

A PACKED program of activities will keep the smiles coming, as the main arena lights up for three days of activities, including the Trackskill V8 Utes, the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums band, the Highwire Motorcycle act, Freestyle FMX KAOS, mini trotters and much more.

Be there Saturday for the Demolition Derby on Saturday, and then be back Sunday for the famous "dunny derby”' race - it's sure to keep you laughing all race long.

Get stuck into the lights and sounds of Sideshow Alley, grab a showbag and see if you can find the traditional favourite Bertie Beetle bag.

See the Monster Truck show, check out the stud cattle, the working dogs and much more as the 144th Ipswich Show hits town this weekend.

2. Ellis Rowan

IPSWICH ART GALLERY

DAILY FROM 10AM

ELLIS Rowan earned a reputation internationally as a flower painter, naturalist and adventurer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Regularly venturing into remote parts of Australia and further afield, Rowan would record unspoilt and botanically unexplored native flora and fauna.

Her attention to detail is captured in the watercolour works that are featured in this display.

3. Strassman's iTedE

IPSWICH CIVIC CENTRE

TONIGHT 9.15PM

STRASSO'S screwed.

He can't get Chuck and Ted E Off their iPhones. They're lost to Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook.

The battle is on!

And in an amazing live-show breakthrough, Strasso throws his voice to five puppets at once. It's a riotously unbelievable, six-way comedy routine.

4. Rosewood Markets

ANGLICAN CHURCH, ROSEWOOD

TODAY 7AM-11.30AM

BROWSE the stalls, find home-baked goods, crafts, fresh produce, plants, books, trash and treasure bric-a-brac and lots more.

Why not grab a tasty breakfast or morning tea from one of the food vendors that will be there on the day.

5. 19th and 20th Century Works

IPSWICH ART GALLERY

DAILY FROM 10AM

VIEW some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery's collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting our heritage.

Topics:  ipswich show things to do in ipswich whatson


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Residents urged to dispose of hot ashes safely this winter

WARMING UP: With more residents lighting their wood fires or fire pits this time of year to escape the chilly weather please take care and dispose of hot ashes responsibly and safely.

Here are some tips for disposing of hot ashes safely

Tree planting works: Matthew Tce/James St upgrade

TREE PLANTING: Tree planting coincides with other works scheduled for the Matthew Terrace and James Street road upgrade

Caboolture will notice a greener link to the CBD in coming weeks

BREAKING: Burpengary properties raided for cockfighting

An illegal cockfighting ring has been uncovered on the Coast.

11 warrants executed in relation to cockfighting

Local Partners

NBN change over could put lives in danger

It might feel like life isn't worth living without power or internet, but for some it could actually leave them in a life or death situation.

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Tables turn as rescue crew takes on gruelling mountain

EPIC CHALLENGE: Hundreds of runners will tackle the 4.2km run from the heart of Pomona to the top of Mt Cooroora and back on Sunday.

They are usually the people coming to the rescue of adventurers

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

Maggie's whirlwind trip around Japan

Cooking icon serves up the best of Japanese cuisine and shows you how to make it at home in her new TV special.

Exploring our complex relationship with the Southern Cross

Warwick Thornton in a scene from his documentary film We Don't Need A Map.

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton explores national identity, nationalism.

Ben will be cooking with Oma

Masterchef 2017 contestant Ben Ungermann.

MASTERCHEF'S last man standing will draw on his Dutch heritage.

Prince Charles and Camilla heading for Qld

Prince Charles and Camilla

It promises to be a holiday fit for a King

Eddie McGuire to come back as Footy Show co-host

Eddie McGuire at the Million Dollar Lunch annual fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Foundation in Melbourne, Friday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING

Footy Show axes Craig Hutchison, Sam Newman survives

Channing Tatum’s cheeky $2400 sex toy prank

Channing Tatum in a scene from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle".

Channing Tatum went all out with his prank this time

Still downloading Game of Thrones? Expect a letter

You mean to tell me HBO want to protect one of the world’s most popular shows?

HBO title holds record as most illegally downloaded show

High-profile townhouse site sells for $3.8m

CBRE's Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter on site at Wurtulla.

Prime 1.5ha Sunshine Coast property set for town homes development

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Developers 'pushing the envelope' with subdivisions

Darren Boettcher.

"When I said the block couldn't be subdivided, he just walked out"

'We don't want taken away': Death of big block lifestyle

BACKYARD BATTLE: Residents on Laloki St, Camira are desperately fighting to stop a subdivision and construction of a duplex going ahead in their street.

Wide open spaces could be thing of the past

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!