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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

It's time to put Mariah Carey's Christmas album on repeat and let your hair down – the festive season is well and truly here! All of the Christmas markets, carols and more are in full swing this weekend, so there will be plenty of opportunities to get into the spirit. Plus, there's a heap of live gigs, foodie events, action at HOTA and more! Take a peek at this handy rundown of what's on across all corners of the Gold Coast. more

Food News
Authentic ramen bar Goukai brings a slice of Tokyo to Burleigh Heads
Food & Drink

Authentic ramen bar Goukai brings a slice of Tokyo to Burleigh Heads

For former professional rugby player Hiroshi Takeyama, bringing the tastes of his hometown of Tokyo to the sunny shores of the Gold Coast has been a lifelong dream. Last week, Hiroshi's dream turned into a reality, teaming up with fellow Japanese native, chef Noriyuki Sato, to open the doors to Goukai – an authentic Tokyo-style ramen bar in Burleigh Heads. more

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We’ve got the scoop! Messina and Australian Brewery collaborate to create Gelato Ale
Food & Drink

We’ve got the scoop! Messina and Australian Brewery collaborate to create Gelato Ale

Sometimes two things come together in an unlikely union to create something spectacular. Like when a duckling and a golden retriever become best friends or when Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog start a cooking show. The latest collaboration to rock our worlds is Messina x Australian Brewery and its resulting invention – Gelato Ale. No need to pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming – now you can have your dulce de leche and drink it too. more

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Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star's multi-event New Year's Eve soiree is set to dazzle
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Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star’s multi-event New Year’s Eve soiree is set to dazzle

Okay, let's get serious for just one moment – New Year's Eve is just around the corner, and we all know that failing to plan is planning to fail. This year, The Star Gold Coast is, in true style, going all out to welcome the arrival of 2020! This is where you'll find some of the city's most glamorous events and delicious feasts – and it's all happening under one roof! There's a lot of choice, so here's a rundown of what's on at The Star this New Year's Eve to give you a helping hand. more

Event Highlights

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A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

A Sanctuary Cove Christmas

Community
Christmas Carols & Fire Relief Fundraiser at Seagulls

Christmas Carols & Fire Relief Fundraiser at Seagulls

Community
Christmas Day at Southport Sharks

Christmas Day at Southport Sharks

Food
All That Glitters New Year's Eve 2020 at QT Gold Coast

All That Glitters New Year’s Eve 2020 at QT Gold Coast

Festival
Falls Music & Arts Festival

Falls Music & Arts Festival

Community
New Year's Eve 80s Night at SkyPoint

New Year’s Eve 80s Night at SkyPoint

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

Food
The Night Market at Carrara Markets

The Night Market at Carrara Markets

Community
Sunset Social at Harrigan's

Sunset Social at Harrigan’s

Exhibitions
Gold Coast Women Artists Christmas Art Exhibition

Gold Coast Women Artists Christmas Art Exhibition

Music
Adam Thompson: Bohemian Rhapsody Live

Adam Thompson: Bohemian Rhapsody Live

Community
Christmas Crafts ArtLab at HOTA

Christmas Crafts ArtLab at HOTA

Community
HOME at HOTA

HOME at HOTA

Food
Christmas Bottomless Brunch at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Christmas Bottomless Brunch at Aviary Rooftop Bar

Community
Paint and Sip at The Sweet Fine Artist Studio

Paint and Sip at The Sweet Fine Artist Studio

Food
Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Hyde Paradiso Mixology Masterclass

Food
Christmas Festive Feast at Gold Coast Turf Club

Christmas Festive Feast at Gold Coast Turf Club

Beauty
Ditch the plastic and lather up with a bar of Shampoo With A Purpose
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Ditch the plastic and lather up with a bar of Shampoo With A Purpose

We all know that plastic isn't so fantastic but in Australia, 5.3 million consumers, that is 27.1-percent of the population, purchase single-use plastic bottles on a weekly basis. Most of which, let's be honest, are destined for landfill once it has fulfilled its original purpose where it can take between 20 and 1000 years to degrade. If that makes you feel all of the things, you're not alone – but together, we can make small changes that have a big impact. One of the easiest changes we can make is to switch to a shampoo bar from Shampoo With A Purpose once your current supply runs dry. more

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Win a double pass to see the Sam Mendes World War I epic, 1917
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Win a double pass to see the Sam Mendes World War I epic, 1917

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. The Weekend Edition is giving you the chance to win one of ten double passes to see 1917. Enter below for your chance to win. 1917 opens in cinemas from January 9, 2020. Competition closes Sunday, January 5 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be contacted by mail. more

Food News
Tweed Heads patisserie Baked teams up with Husk Distillers to launch a series of booze-spiked croissants
Food & Drink

Tweed Heads patisserie Baked teams up with Husk Distillers to launch a series of booze-spiked croissants

It's been a whole year since Tweed Heads patisserie Baked first opened its doors and delighted us with its sugar-coated goodness, sourdough breads and flaky pastries. To celebrate its first birthday, the waterfront bakery is teaming up with Tumbulgum's Husk Distillery to release a decadent series of booze-filled croissants, aptly named the Croissants of Summer range. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Stella Donnelly
Learning to say no was the biggest learning curve for me, because you have to be quite cut-throat about it ... ~ Stella Donnelly 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