10 things to do this weekend
Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin
From now until April 30 at 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane.
DISCOVER one man's incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.
From now until April 25 at the Ipswich Art Gallery
REACH new heights at the Ipswich Art Gallery with the latest exhibition. Climbing Web features a hand-crocheted climbing tunnel by artist Evelyn Roth that fills the entire Children's Gallery. It is a large-scale multi-coloured crocheted net suspended from the gallery ceiling. Complete with energetic music and spinning disco lights, it's an exciting and safe environment where kids can climb, tumble, dive and spin while safely suspended off the ground. It is free to attend and the exhibition is open from 10am-5pm daily.
Ipswich City Council Mobile Nursery
Saturday, Terry Slaughter Park, The Peninsula, Springfield Lakes
ANNUAL plant allocations are free with proof of residency. Collect your allocation of free plants at this mobile nursery in Division 9. Be there from 8am to 11am.
Pre-loved clothing sale
Saturday, Camira Community Centre, 389 Old Logan Road, Camira
GRAB a bargain at Springfield's first ever pre-loved clothing sale.
There will be clothes, shoes and accessories. From 9am-noon. Gold coin donation, to go to Westside Community Centre.
Smurfs Live Show
Saturday, 1 Collingwood Drive, Redbank
COME see Papa Smurf and Smurfette as they put on a fun, family-friendly show at Redbank Plaza. From 11am and 1pm daily, photo opportunities at noon. Free.
LEGO Brick Challenge Holiday Workshops
Saturday, The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich
GET your hard hats on for a construction zone like no other.
Create a masterpiece with LEGO and other construction systems. LEGO Brick Challenge Holiday Workshops (additional cost, bookings essential) The LEGO Brick Challenge is an exciting new program that introduces students between the ages of six to 12 years, the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through the use of motorised LEGO bricks.
Bookings are essential. Time: 9.30am and 1pm (duration three hours). Cost $25 a child (includes museum entry for one child and one parent or guardian).
Ipswich Artists: works from the Collection
Sunday, Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Place Ipswich
SEE the diversity and skill of local Ipswich artists in this display featuring works that have been acquired for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection.
Artists featured are Gary Abkin, Tim Acutt, Chenaya Bancroft-Davis, Annie Clarke, Donna Davis, Charmaine Davis, Mieke den Otter, Colleen Gardener, Angela Geertsma, Sally Harrison, Lizzett Kim, Wayne McDonnell, Sharon McKenzie, Deb Mostert, Kate Roberts, Andrew Spark and Helen Vere.
Many of the pieces displayed have been acquired through the Ipswich Art Awards over the past 15 years and are shown in conjunction with this year's Ipswich Festival. Time from 10am-5pm. Free.
Sunday, ARTtime Supplies, 203 Brisbane St, Ipswich
THIS selection of new works by award winning local artist Margaret Klumpp uses splashes of vibrant colours and a simple mixture of styles, strokes and textures, leaving all imagination to the theatre of the mind.
Until Monday, April 30, 9am to 1pm. Free.
Watercress Creek Olive Festival
Sunday, 53 Bryces Rd, Pine Mountain
ENJOY everything that country hospitality has to offer with a visit to the annual Watercress Creek Olive Festival. Wander through the fabulous stalls offering a mouth-watering range of olive oils, pickled olives and other tempting products.
Taste a variety of fine wines from Bunjurgen Vineyard Estate, relish the scrumptious cheeses from the French cheesemaker and meet local producers from around the district. From 9am to 3pm.
Cost $5 a person, $10 a car.
All Abilities Morning Run
Sunday, Robelle Domain Parklands, 155 Southern Cross Circuit, Springfield Central
Rise and Shine, head out for a run. At 6am. Free.