January 25: Jazz musician takes centre stage

Christie Dawkins on stage

Christie Dawkins says she has had a diverse performance history from a young age. She’s been with cover bands for 18 years, and has performed with James Morrison, Rhonda Birchmore, Frank Sinatra and Emma Pasque. But for tonight, she’s going solo. Her main game is jazz.

WHEN: From 11am

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey St, Raceview

COST: Free entry

Midnight Groove Duo

Scott Browne and Sarah Mathias cover many different musical genres. The souldful, sophisticated vocals of Sarah with the instrumental talents of Scott on keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn and trombone, combine to play everything from jazz to dance floor hits. The above video is from about four years ago and shows the two as part of a jam session overlooking Sydney Harbour.

WHEN: From 7pm

WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, Wildey St, Raceview

COST: Free entry

Flavours of Summer

Spicers Hidden Vale invites you to indulge in a truly unique food festival showcasing the delicious variety of food and beverages that summer in Queensland has to offer.

The inaugural Flavours of Summer Gourmet Festival celebrates fresh produce, suppliers and retailers from across the local region and offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in unique Australian activities.

Today’s events include:

  • All day: Home-made ice cream of the day
  • All day: The Perfect Party Co. lawn games
  • 6.30am-7.30am: Adventure Walk
  • 10am: Sourdough masterclass
  • 4pm-5pm: Cocktail making class
  • 5pm-5.30pm: Market garden tour
  • 6pm-7pm: Aperol chacuterie hour by the pool
  • 9pm: Moonlight cinema – Chef

WHEN: January 8-28

WHERE: Spicers Hidden Vale, 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester

COST: Varies per event

Built for Speed

Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down rad ramps and slick tracks. Modify your ride for extra speed then re-race your turbocharged wheels for ultimate victory.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until February 18

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: $5 per person or $15 for a family pass (admits up to five people. Must include at least one adult). Free for under 2s.

INEXCESS at Racehorse Hotel

Enjoy an Australia Day eve party with INEXCESS. Paying tribute to one of Australia’s biggest pop/rock acts, this show performs all this hits that made INXS famous throughout the world during the Michael Hutchence era.


WHEN: 7pm to late

WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval

COST: Free

19th & 20th Century Works

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 Ipswich’s heritage.

WHEN: 10am-5pm daily, until October 14

WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas St, Ipswich

COST: Free entry

African drumming

African drumming with Sandra is a great chance to do some therapeutic rhythmic work. All musical abilities welcome. Phone 0416 826 203 to confirm attendance.

WHEN: 5pm-6pm

WHERE: Central Church Hall, 6 Gordon Street, Ipswich

COST: Gold coin donation

Steve Hill at Club Services Ipswich

Come and see Steve perform hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

WHEN: 11am-2pm

WHERE: Club Services Ipswich, 5A Lowry Street, North Ipswich

COST: Free

Women's self defence

Join De Been 100% Jiu Jitsu and learn self-confidence and simple techniques to have the highest possible chance to defend yourself should the need ever arise in a real life situation. The focus is on teaching practical methods for women to ward off an assailant.

WHEN: 5.30pm-6.15pm

WHERE: 5/31 Ipswich City Mall (above Bendigo Bank)

COST: Gold coin donation

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