Rockhampton performer Claire Duffy will take the lead role in the musical Evita. Photo: Contributed
Rockhampton performer Claire Duffy will take the lead role in the musical Evita. Photo: Contributed Contributed

The Bulletin's four tips of things to do this weekend

THE weekend is almost here. The forecast is for a sunny one.

And there are plenty of places locals should go to help businesses get back on their feet after Cyclone Marcia.

Here are The Bulletin's top five tips of things to do this weekend:

  1. Rainforest Ranch is having a Sunday session with live music and a BBQ at Byfield, from midday 76 Yaxleys Rd, (07) 4935 1555.
  2. The Capras will be playing against the Ipswich Jets at Browne Park on Saturday at 6pm.
  3. Local talent will hit the stage at the Pilbeam Theatre in Evita.
  4. Visit Byfield - have a picnic lunch at Waterpark or swing up to Ferns Hideaway and have lunch at the restaurant 
  5. Or read a good book while lying on the sunny beach or a nice patch of grass 

 

Here is this weekend's entertainment calendar:

TODAY

5pm: Under 12s Friday Night Skating until 6pm at the Rockhampton Showgrounds, gate six, Lion Creek Rd. Cost: $4 per skater, includes free skate hire. Contact 0487 472 951.

7pm: Friday Night Skating until 9.30pm at Rockhampton Showgrounds, gate six, Lion Creek Rd. Cost: $7 entry (skate hire extra). Contact 0487 472 951. No Eftpos.

7.30pm: Evita is on at the Rockhampton Pilbeam Theatre from 7.30pm. Cost: Adults $48, concessions available. Contact Dial'n'Charge 4927 4111 to purchase tickets.

7.30pm: An old time/new vogue dance is on at the Caves Recreational Hall. Live entertainment and supper supplied. Cost is $10. For further information, phone 0418784608.

8pmJag N The Chain Duo at the Frenchville Sports Club.

8pmDave Dow at the Giddy Goat Corner Bar.

8pmFree jukebox party at O'Dowd's Irish Pub.

8pmDamian Broome at the Pacific Hotel.

TOMORROW

6am: MS Swimathon is on at CQUniversity Community Sports Centre, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton. Cost: Registration starts from $15

Contact: 07 3840 0828 or events@msqld.org.au.

8am: Mt Morgan Arts and Craft Markets and Car Boot Sale is on at the Mount Morgan School of Arts until noon. Stall Bookings Phone 49381467. Light Refreshment available.

9am: Yeppoon Beach Potters two-day workshop at The Atkinson Building, Yeppoon Showgrounds. Cost for workshop is $100pp (clay not included). Bring lunch to share, tea and coffee available for 50c. Call 0414673500 for more information.

9am: Mrs Rockhampton Galaxy will be making a princess appearance at the Crazy Joker, Bolsover St until 11am. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

9am: Handmade Expo is on at the Rockhampton Showgrounds until 2pm. Phone 4924 5600 for more information.

9.45am: Harmony Day celebration is on at the Rockhampton Regional Library, 230 Bolsover St until 2pm. Entry is free. Ph 4936 8569 for information.

10am: Music workshops with Mech Mecha will be held at the Rockhampton PCYC, Bridge St until midday. Bring your instrument if you have one. Cost is $5, workshop is for ages 12-18. Call 49277899 to make a booking.

10am: Freedom Festival and Family Fun Day at Gladstone Showgrounds, Cnr Scenery St & Tank St. Rides, markets and live entertainment on offer. Entry is $5pp, kids under five are free. Tickets can be purchased from freedomfestival gladstone.com.

10am: Do you see what I see? art exhibition is on at the Rockhampton Art Gallery, 62 Victoria Parade.

2pm: The Rockhampton Uniting Church Gala Afternoon Tea will be held at the Uniting Church Campbell St Hall, Rockhampton. Cost: Adults $10. Phone 4927 2491 for more information.

4pm: Rockhampton Speedway is on at the Rockhampton Showgrounds. Entry fee applies. Visit rockhamptonspeedway.com .au for more information.

7pm: QCWA Capricornia Division present a Cabaret night fundraiser at Emu Park RSL hall from 7pm.

7.30pm: Evita is on at the Rockhampton Pilbeam Theatre from 7.30pm. Cost: Adults $48, concessions available. Contact Dial'n'Charge 4927 4111 to purchase tickets.

9pmThe Short Fall at Giddy Goat The Club.

9pmLive music at Flamingo's on Quay.

9pm: Gravity at the Criterion Hotel.

9pmDJ Millsey at Marsden Tavern, Yeppoon

SUNDAY

8am: Kern Arcade Markets to noon at Kern Arcade car park, Bolsover St.

8am: Parkhurst Pony Club open day at Rundle Park, Norman Rd, North Rockhampton. $5 entry fee for all classes. Call 0429404515 for more information.

9am: The Archer Park Rail Museum in Denison St, Rockhampton, will be open until 1pm. Morning tea available, tram will be operating.

10am: Cruise for Cliff Graham starts at the Archer Park Railway Station to Pine Beach Hotel Emu Park.

10am: Everyone Belongs Harmony Day Celebration on Yeppoon Beachfront until 1pm.

2pm: Epic Studios Australia are hosting their grand opening high tea at YWCA sports centre, Diggers Lane, Frenchville. Entry is $30pp. Entertainment on offer. Call 0448107177.

2.30pm: Busi Women Inc High Tea & Bubbles at Flour, Shop 1, 9-11 Normanby St, Yeppoon. Cost is $39.50 for members and $55 for non-members, $10 from every ticket sold will go to Yeppoon SES services. Purchase tickets at rockhamptontickets .com.au/event.

3pm: Evita is on at the Rockhampton Pilbeam Theatre from 7.30pm. Cost: Adults $48, concessions available. Contact Dial'n'Charge 4927 4111 to purchase tickets.

6.30pm: Mech Mecha Cosmic Comfort Tour are holding an art music concert at Rockhampton PCYC, Bridge St, from 6.30pm. Cost is a gold coin donation.



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