1. The Choirboys
Run to paradise with these Australian pub music pioneers and you’ll quickly discover boys will be boys. This is an 18+ event and you’ll need photo ID for entry.
WHEN: Saturday 25 November, doors at 8pm
WHERE: Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Road, Booval
COST: $35.70 per person
2. Christmas at the Drive-In
This community Christmas party includes free children’s rides and entertainment, $5 Santa photos, markets and a special preview screening of The Star.
WHEN: Saturday 25 November, 3pm
WHERE: Tivoli Drive-in, 50 Coal Street, Chuwar
3. Ipswich CBD Food Fair
All the fun of the festive season comes to the CBD. This instalment of the monthly food fair includes competitions, prizes and a special appearance by Santa.
WHEN: Saturday 25 November, 4pm to 9pm
WHERE: Ipswich City Square, Nicholas Street, Ipswich
COST: Free entry
4. Neighbourhood Watch launch
Join Seymour the owl for the official launch of the new Redbank Plains Neighbourhood Watch program.
WHEN: Saturday 25 November, 9am to 11am
WHERE: Town Square Redbank Plains, Redbank Plains Road
COST: Gold coin fundraising raffle
5. Flashback Friday: Predator
Arnie and the alien return to the big screen for this 30th anniversary flashback Friday presentation of Predator.
WHEN: Friday 24 November, 7pm
WHERE: Limelight Cinemas, Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre
COST: Adults $9.90, children, students, seniors and concessions $7.90
6. Foils book sale
Bag a bargain at this sale of surplus library stock. Fiction, non-fiction, magazines and audio-visual items will be up for grabs. Cash sales only.
WHEN: Saturday 25 November, 9am to 11.30am
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: $3 per bag, $5 per box
7. Fifty years of living in early Ipswich
Presenter Margaret Nicol, the great great granddaughter of the Thorn family, traces the development of Ipswich from 1839 to 1889.
WHEN: Sunday 26 November, 10.30am
WHERE: Cooneana Heritage Centre, 1041 Redbank Plains Road, New Chum
COST: $5 per person
8. Committed Quiche!
One act comedies Fully Committed and 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche take centre stage for an M-rated night of locally-produced laughs. Book your tickets here.
WHEN: Saturday 25 November and 1, 2, 3 (2pm matinee), 8 and 9 December, 8pm
WHERE: Incinerator Theatre, Burley Griffin Drive, Ipswich
COST: $13 to $22
9. Aveo Movies in the Park: Moana
Free family fun on the big screen continues with the animated Disney favourite Moana at Robelle Domain.
WHEN: Friday 24 November, 6.30pm
WHERE: Robelle Domain, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
10. Early Ipswich: Photographs and Prints
This collection of cards, lithographs and photographs documents the urban and rural landscapes of Ipswich in the mid to late 1800s.
WHEN: Closes Tuesday 5 December
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
11. Spring Thunder
Australia’s leading sportsman racers return to Willowbank for round three action featuring super stock, competition, comp bike and junior dragsters.
WHEN: Saturday 25 November, qualifying from 8am
WHERE: Willowbank Raceway, Champions Way, Willowbank
COST: Adults $20, students and concessions $18, under 14s free