Festival
It's back! Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces its return to the Gold Coast in 2019
Event News

It’s back! Crafted Beer & Cider Festival announces its return to the Gold Coast in 2019

Beer (and cider) swillers, throw your hands in the air – the team behind Crafted Beer & Cider Festival has announced it's returning to the Gold Coast in 2019! This year, the popular beachside beer festival has been moved forward a few months (hurrah!) with organisers this week revealing that event will be held on Saturday September 7. You'll have about eight hours to taste around 200 beers and ciders ... don't actually do that, okay? We just wanted to show you how big this event is. Anyway, here's what's in store. more

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The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues
Gentlefolk

The Weekend Series: five new shows to cure your post-Game-of-Thrones blues

It’s been packed with mayhem, plot twists and takeaway coffee cups, but the final season of Game of Thrones will soon come to a bittersweet end. In order to combat your post-GoT melancholy, we’ve rustled up five of the best new series that can fill the streaming void. From classic novel adaptations to twisted sketch comedy, these TV shows will help keep you occupied through winter (or let's be honest, probably just the rainy weekend ahead). more

Community
Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
Event News

Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

How great is this autumn weather? Make sure you get out and about to soak it up this weekend – don't worry, there's plenty to keep you occupied! From beer-themed puppy parties to 90s nights, fashion markets and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, here's what's on across the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy, friends! more

Event Highlights

Community
Tails & Ales

Tails & Ales

Music
Young Hearts Run Free

Young Hearts Run Free

Food
Long Lunch at Cucina Vivo

Long Lunch at Cucina Vivo

Community
Festival of the Stone

Festival of the Stone

Dance
Dangerous Liaisons at HOTA

Dangerous Liaisons at HOTA

Theatre
School of Rock

School of Rock

Events: What's on at the Gold Coast this week. Start planning your weekend

Food
High Cheese Experience at Pearls Bar

High Cheese Experience at Pearls Bar

Theatre
Dreamland

Dreamland

Community
Dragalicious at The Avenue

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Community
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Music
Coast to Country at Southport Sharks

Coast to Country at Southport Sharks

Comedy
Comedy Night at The Avenue

Comedy Night at The Avenue

Food
Mother's May at Hilton Surfers Paradise

Mother’s May at Hilton Surfers Paradise

Festival
Seafood Freshtival at The Star

Seafood Freshtival at The Star

Exhibitions
Dean Cogle: Beyond Nostalgia

Dean Cogle: Beyond Nostalgia

Kids
The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Gruffalo Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Architecture
A new chapter – HOTA's main gallery closes to make way for the city's new home for visual arts
Design

A new chapter – HOTA’s main gallery closes to make way for the city’s new home for visual arts

After more than 33 years, HOTA's original art gallery, which has seen more than 1.24 million visitors through the doors and around 700 exhibitions, has closed its doors to the public, heralding a thrilling new chapter for the city's arts hub. The Main Gallery's closure is another step in the evolution of HOTA's spectacular new $60.5-million purpose-built six-level gallery, which is set to open in early 2021. more

Global
Sold on Seoul – why this South Korean hotspot should be at the top of your travel bucket list
Destination

Sold on Seoul – why this South Korean hotspot should be at the top of your travel bucket list

For a while now, Japan has held dominion over Australians seeking an exciting and enriching Asian escape. No shade at all to the land of the rising sun, but we’ve caught wind of another holiday destination that is well worth your attention – we’re talking Seoul, South Korea! From the delectable food offering through to the breathtaking vistas and killer cultural scene, this city is a diamond just waiting for you to discover it – not to mention you can get there in just over nine hours. Getting curious? To celebrate the fact that they now do flights directly to South Korea, we’ve teamed up with Gold Coast Airport to bring you the best bits of Seoul. Be warned – this list will incite some serious wanderlust and have you wanting to hop on the next available plane (which you can find here, by the way). more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Dr. Michael Pyne
To see an animal get released and get back home – that's the moment we all do it for ... ~ Dr. Michael Pyne more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world ... ~ Robin Williams