5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK­END

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RUN Fes­ti­val RO­BELLE DO­MAIN, TO­DAY, 10AM-8PM. FIREWORKS AT 7:45PM

THE Reach­ing Unto Na­tions (RUN) Fes­ti­val is a mul­ti­cul­tural fes­ti­val run by the Di­vine Mercy Church at Collingwood Park and will host its third year of the event at Ro­belle Do­main Park­lands.

The pop­u­lar event is the brain­child of Pas­tor Su Nokise Oti, who had al­ways wanted to bring to­gether peo­ple by shar­ing and learn­ing about each other’s cul­tures and the unique gifts each per­son has to of­fer the world.

The fes­ti­val will fea­ture night mar­kets, cul­tural per­for­mances, jump­ing cas­tles, face paint­ing, kids rides and a wide range of lo­cal tal­ent from around the world.

Loose Ends: Theatre for Fam­i­lies DARCY DOYLE PLACE‚ IP­SWICH ART GALLERY, SATUR­DAY AND SUN­DAY

Two ses­sions daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Each per­for­mance 60 min­utes du­ra­tion. No in­ter­val.

TAKE a jour­ney to an ec­cen­tric place where gad­gets are po­etic, pup­pets are naughty, ma­chines un­tamed and cir­cus tricks pop-up when you’re least ex­pect­ing it!

Loose Ends is de­vel­oped and per­formed by Paris-trained, multi-dis­ci­plinary cir­cus artist and quirkol­o­gist Jens Altheimer and fea­tures con­trap­tions, tricks and quirky char­ac­ters, which see fa­mil­iar house­hold items trans­formed and given sur­pris­ing new uses. Loose Ends is an Ade­laide Fringe 2017 Nom­i­nee for Best Chil­dren’s Pre­sen­ta­tion and is about friend­ship, ac­cep­tance and loy­alty, with plenty of en­ter­tain­ment and a dose of emo­tion in a story about a man who thinks he can or­gan­ise his life in boxes.

Cost is $7 per per­son (free for un­der two year olds not oc­cu­py­ing a seat). Book­ings are es­sen­tial and rec­om­mended for 5 years+.

Mu­seum Zoo IP­SWICH RAIL MU­SEUM. OPEN DAILY 9.30AM–4.00PM

AS THE school hol­i­days wind down, charge into the Ip­swich Rail Mu­seum for a range of hands-on an­i­mal themed ac­tiv­i­ties. Kids can make their own an­i­mal mask at Cre­ation Sta­tion, spot wild an­i­mals in the A Room for Wild An­i­mals ex­hi­bi­tion and iden­tify an­i­mal tracks and lo­cate them in the mu­seum with a self-guided trail.

Live mu­sic at the Royal Mail THE ROYAL MAIL HO­TEL, BRIS­BANE TCE, GOODNA. TO­DAY FROM 1PM

KNOWN as the only venue in Aus­tralia to be of­fi­cially awarded the In­ter­na­tional Keep­ing the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foun­da­tion in Mem­phis Ten­nessee, The Royal Mail is host­ing two out­stand­ing roots and blues acts this Satur­day.

The Buzz and the Blues Band will kick off the af­ter­noon’s tunes with their clas­sic bluesy sound and will be fol­lowed by up and com­ing Syd­ney Roots-Reg­gae, Black­bird Hum.

The nine-piece col­lec­tive have shared the stage with the likes of Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment (US), Black Slate (UK), Col­lie Buddz (US), Mel­bourne Ska Orches­tra, King­fisha, Six60, King Tide, and Bobby Alu.

Footy Fi­nals on the big screen RO­BELLE DO­MAIN PARK­LANDS, SUN­DAY FROM 12–9:30PM

IF YOU can’t make it to Syd­ney this week­end then Ro­belle Do­main Park­lands is of­fer­ing the next best thing, screen­ing the NRL footy fi­nals live on the big screen.

The free event which will kick off at 12pm on Sun­day and will in­clude the Holden Cup and State Cham­pi­onships be­fore air­ing the 2017 Tel­stra Pre­mier­ship Grand Fi­nal be­tween Mel­bourne Storm and North Queens­land Cow­boys at Syd­ney’s ANZ Sta­dium.

Event par­tic­i­pants can en­joy the game with a cold bev­er­age pur­chased at the li­censed Ro­belle Do­main Cafe or kick the footy around with the kids on the oval. Of­fi­cial kick-off time for the Grand Fi­nal is 7.15pm and will be broad­cast live on Chan­nel 9.

PHOTO:

CUL­TURAL CEL­E­BRA­TION: The 2017 RUN Fes­ti­val is on to­mor­row at Spring­field's Ro­belle Do­main Park­lands.

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