Saturday Night Live @ Studio 188 featuring Tim O'Brien and the Hoo Ha Swing Ensemble
Saturday Night Live @ Studio 188 featuring Tim O'Brien and the Hoo Ha Swing Ensemble

What's on in Ipswich this weekend

A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region on Saturday and Sunday.

Tim O'Brien Live Show

  • Studio 188,188 Brisbane St
  • Saturday, 8-10pm

THE Hoo Ha Swing Ensemble is an acoustic quintet led by Mia O'Brien and featuring Tim O'Brien, Sam O'Brien, Jodi Murtha and Suzanne Hibbs. Described as having the soul of the 1930s swing era, they blend original tunes with jazz and gypsy jazz standards to create a vibrant, festive musical experience. Tickets cost $25 online or $29 at the door.

Phone 3810 6100 or visit to book.

Open Garden

  • 21 Taylor St, Eastern Heights
  • All weekend

AFTER the recent success of the Queensland Rose Society's open garden event in Ipswich, local gardener Cec Gleeson has extended an open invitation to the community to visit his lovely rose garden at any time. Learn more about how to grow roses or simply stop by for a look at his extensive collection.

Phone 3428 5113 for more information.

Hilda's House Garage Sale

  • 39 Chermside Rd, Eastern Heights
  • Saturday, 7am-noon

GRAB a bargain and support Ipswich Hospice Care at its upcoming garage sale. There will be office furniture, medical equipment such as walking sticks, walkers and wheelchairs and kitchenware on offer. Items such as bric-a-brac, baby clothes and more have also been donated. There will also be handmade crafts and books available to purchase. All funds to Ipswich Hospice.

For more, phone 3812 0063.

Artisability Exhibition

  • Arttime Supplies, 203 Brisbane St
  • Saturday, 9am-1pm

SEE the amazing work created by local artists with disabilities at the upcoming community celebration exhibition by Artisability. The exhibition will run until November 28. Drawing Point Gallery is open on Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm.

Phone 3812 1188 for further information.

International Cafe

  • Masonic Hall, cnr Roderick and Nicholas Sts
  • Saturday, from 6.45pm

CELEBRATE the taste of South America at Ipswich Multicultural Project's last International Cafe for the year. Enjoy entertainment, traditional music by Celestino and Genaro and a South-American-themed three-course meal for just $25 per person.

Tickets sold at Urban Pantry, 181 Brisbane St, or by phoning Hedy on 0414 703 842.

Market Day

  • Leichhardt Baptist Church
  • Saturday, 8am-12pm

COME along to the bi-annual Leichhardt Baptist Church Market Day. Browse through plenty of household items, bric-a-brac, furniture, cake and jam stalls and second-hand items. Funds raised goes towards overseas development work to help those in need in third world countries.

Phone 3281 9790 for more.

Speedway Come and Try Day

  • Champions Way, Willowbank
  • Saturday, 7.30am - 3pm

COME along to see what it's like to ride at Ipswich Junior Speedway's final free come and try day for 2015. Free entry, free nomination and free day licence. Open to kids aged 4-16. Pee wees, farm bikes, dirt bikes 50cc-150cc only. Gates open from 7.30am. Rising from 9am-3pm. Riding gear required helmet, gloves, goggles, boots, covered-in footwear, long pants and long sleeves.

Phone Dwayne on 0417 431 668.

Showplace Markets

  • Ipswich Showgrounds, Warwick Rd
  • Sunday, 6am - 11.30am

COME along to the Ipswich Showplace markets held every Sunday.
There is a lot to see and browse around with an array of stalls.
You can even come and have some breakfast and grab yourself a coffee before you start to wander.

For more information phone 3281 1577. Onsite parking is available.

Drive-in Movies and Markets

  • 50 Coal Rd, Chuwar
  • Saturday, 4pm-8pm

VISIT Tivoli Drive-In for a double screening of Oddball at 7pm and Pan at 8.45pm. Admission $10 per car. Market stalls and cafe open from 4pm plus a free jumping castle will also be on offer.

For more visit