Events
Multi-million-dollar late-night cabaret venue The Pink Flamingo to wow the crowds this August
Food & Drink

Multi-million-dollar late-night cabaret venue The Pink Flamingo to wow the crowds this August

A few months back, we dropped the news that the iconic Broadbeach corner site that formerly housed EAST nightclub (oh, the memories) was set to be transformed into a spectacular new multi-level theatre, cabaret and entertainment venue called The Pink Flamingo. Well, the wait is almost over, with its owners – entertainment figure Sue Porrett and nightclub identity Tony Rigas – announcing that the luxe new venue will open with its first season of shows this August. more

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The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience
Gentlefolk

The Weekend Series: five non-music-related activities to upgrade your Splendour in the Grass experience

Yeah yeah, we know you’re all about the music. But hear us out. The fine folks at Splendour in the Grass have been perfecting their extra-curricular offerings each year, adding an impressive compilation of escapes for when you need a break from your intensely ‘festive’ mates or the beats of the Tipi Forest. Whether you want to get crafty, hang out with Dr Karl, have a good belly laugh, smash some organic doughnuts or flee the festival altogether, we’ve got you covered. more

Food
Feast on the finest local goods at the Producer’s Plate dinner series at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm
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Feast on the finest local goods at the Producer’s Plate dinner series at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm

With its 80 acres of rich, active farmland, Three Blue Ducks at The Farm in Byron Bay is one of few places where you can experience true paddock-to-plate dining. While the chefs work their magic in the kitchen, diners are sitting captivated by the views – there's pigs in mud, macadamia trees, chickens running around and endless lush greenery. This August, the Three Blue Ducks team are shifting the spotlight to shine some light on surrounding local producers, distillers and winemakers with a month-long Producer’s Plate dinner series. more

Event Highlights

Food
Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

Man Tea at QT Gold Coast

Food
Winter Lunch at Nineteen at The Star

Winter Lunch at Nineteen at The Star

Festival
Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove

Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove

Foodie Film Festival at HOTA

Foodie Film Festival at HOTA

Festival
Byron Writers Festival 2019

Byron Writers Festival 2019

Community
Cracker Night at Seagulls Club

Cracker Night at Seagulls Club

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

Music
Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Food
High Cheese Experience at Pearls Bar

High Cheese Experience at Pearls Bar

Exhibitions
Residency Artists Exhibition at Level Up Studio + Gallery

Residency Artists Exhibition at Level Up Studio + Gallery

Mind and Body
Hula Hoop Course at Burleigh Waters Community Centre

Hula Hoop Course at Burleigh Waters Community Centre

Theatre
Madama Butterfly at HOTA

Madama Butterfly at HOTA

Community
Thursday Social Whisky Tasting Night at Mobile Barber Shop Depot

Thursday Social Whisky Tasting Night at Mobile Barber Shop Depot

Film
The Big Lebowski at Burleigh Brewing Co. Outdoor Cinema

The Big Lebowski at Burleigh Brewing Co. Outdoor Cinema

Food
Christmas in July at the Marriott

Christmas in July at the Marriott

Community
Dragalicious at The Avenue

Dragalicious at The Avenue

Music
Coast to Country at Southport Sharks

Coast to Country at Southport Sharks

WIN
Win a double pass to see Blinded by the Light
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Win a double pass to see Blinded by the Light

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice. The Weekend Edition is giving you the chance to win a double pass to our special screening of Blinded by the Light on Monday August 12 at 6:30 pm at Event Cinemas Robina. Enter below for your chance to win.  Blinded by the Light is in cinemas August 22. Competition closes Thursday June 20 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be contacted by mail. more

Festival
Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove
Event News

Celebrity chefs, winemakers and brewers converge for all-new foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove

The countdown is on for the Gold Coast's newest foodie festival Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove, which will bring together some of the country's leading chefs, winemakers, craft-beer brewers and gourmet food trucks for a weekend of deliciousness from July 27–28. Whether you're a champagne and caviar person, prefer pinot and a punchy cheese, or are the beer and burrito type, there will be plenty for you to bite and sip across the entire weekend. Here's a taste of what's in store. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Edwina Johnson
I loved the magic world of imagination ... ~ Edwina Johnson more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant, except in a picture book? ... ~ David Attenborough