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Mauboy, markets and motorsport: 11 Things to Do October 6 to 8

1. Jessica Mauboy live

Watch Jessica Mauboy perform her hit singles Fallin’ and Then I Met You before the Aussie chart topper hosts a meet and greet with fans.

WHEN: Sunday 8 October, 12pm
WHERE: Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main Street, Springfield Central
COST: Free

2. Ipswich Oktoberfest

Celebrate all things German – the food, the beer, the music, the fashion – at Ipswich’s very own Oktoberfest.

WHEN: Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October, 12pm to 11.30pm
WHERE: Pumpyard Bar and Brewery, 88 Limestone Street, Ipswich
COST: Free entry

3. Bad Art Night

Create cringeworthy art and let your wonderfully woeful skills shine. Register for this unique artistic experience here.

WHEN: Friday 6 October, 6pm to 7.30pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

4. Springfield Markets

Foodies, artists and entertainers are at the heart of these family-friendly markets. Make the most of the first Friday of October and pack your picnic blanket.

WHEN: Friday 6 October, 3pm to 8pm
WHERE: Robelle Domain, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
COST: Free entry

5. Daisy Nussey Quartet

The work of great song writers like Burt Bacharach, Cole Porter and Carole King will take centre stage in this performance, part of the popular Groove & Grape series.

WHEN: Friday 6 October, 8pm
WHERE: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich
COST: $25 per person, $72 for a table of four

6. Virtual Painting with Tilt Brush

Try your hand at Tilt Brush – a virtual reality painting tool that brings art into the digital age. Secure your spot here.

WHEN: Saturday 7 October, 9.30am to 11.30am
WHERE: Redbank Plains Library, Moreton Avenue, Redbank Plains
COST: Free

7. World's Biggest Swimming Lesson

Duncan Armstrong hosts this world record attempt at Orion Lagoon. More than 1,308 people are needed for a new world mark, so grab your gear and register.

WHEN: Saturday 7 October, 3pm
WHERE: Orion Lagoon, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
COST: Free

8. This is my Heritage

Explore the connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal experiences of 12 Indigenous artists and educators.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 21 January
WHERE: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich
COST: Free with museum entry

9. The Curtain Breathed Deeply

This collection of video and sculpture showcases the work of Justene Williams, who uses found objects and waste materials to create dazzling theatrical environments.

WHEN: Saturday 7 October to Sunday 29 October, 10am to 5pm
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: Free

10. Spring Drift Matsuri

Australia’s biggest and best drifting event slides into town for two days of non-stop action featuring 250 cars and four circuits.

WHEN: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October, 8am
WHERE: Queensland Raceway, Champions Way, Willowbank
COST: $30 per person, all weekend

11. Diwali – Indian Festival of Lights

This Taj Mahal-themed celebration of food, fun and fireworks will light the night sky across Springfield Central for the very first time.

WHEN: Saturday 7 October, 3pm to 9pm
WHERE: Robelle Domain, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
COST: $10 per person, under 12s free

Busy beats bored.

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