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Rest your weary head at HOLA, Eumundi’s newest boutique accommodation offering

There's nothing better than a weekend escape to revitalise your senses. With a staycation, you can skip the airport lines, stress of baggage limits and ticket paranoia for the luxury of an overnight bag and leisurely drive to your new home away from home. The House of Local Art (HOLA) in Eumundi is ready to fulfill your staycation dreams and indulge you in a few nights of artful bliss. more

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Live on the Lawn
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Pencil these free gigs into your diary – Touch Sensitive, Running Touch and Savage are heading to Live on The Lawn

If we had to name just one thing that we really missed during the pandemic, it would have to be live music. Sure, we yearned for nights out to dinner, parties with friends and the chance to hop on a plane, but the electricity that comes with soaking up live music in person is a feeling that cannot be replicated. Thankfully, the legends at Garden Kitchen & Bar felt the same yearning for live tunes and continue to serve up plenty of good vibrations and free headline acts, as part of Bacardi's Live on The Lawn. More than just your average free gig at the local, Live on The Lawn has called in the big guns of Australian music to help you make up for time lost to lockdowns. So, if you're in desperate need of a boogie and are keen to experience the thrill of seeing an artist IRL, be sure to schedule these events in your diary for autumn. more

Community
Green thumbs up for this plant-filled weekend on the Sunshine Coast
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Green thumbs up for this plant-filled weekend on the Sunshine Coast

If you've spent the last two years fostering a healthy obsession with plants and all things gardening, then boy, do we have some news for you. From July 8–10, the Sunshine Coast is playing host to the who's-who of Aussie gardening at the Queensland Garden Expo! To help you get your green thumb ready for three plant-packed days of soil-enriched gardening goodness, we've curated a jam-packed itinerary that will tantalise your taste buds and give you a much-needed breath of fresh air as you escape the city and let Mother Nature give you some love. more

Food
Let's taco'bout the Mexican feast happening at Frenzy's Buffet in May
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Let’s taco’bout the Mexican feast happening at Frenzy’s Buffet in May

"I hate Mexican food", said no one, ever. If, like us, you spend your Tuesdays sniffing out the best taco deal and are constantly dreaming of your next embrace with a margarita, then get excited. All of your taco-filled dreams will transpire as Frenzy’s Buffet at the Southport Sharks hosts Mexicana in May. Pack your sombrero and get ready to set those taste buds alight as the buffet comes alive with a myriad of delicious Mexican morsels just waiting for you to enjoy. more

Event Highlights

Comedy
Blanc de Blanc Encore

Blanc de Blanc Encore

Comedy
Maho Magic Bar

Maho Magic Bar

Food
Southport Sharks Mexicana in May

Mexicana in May at Frenzy’s Buffet

Free
Dogs on the Green Market

Dogs on the Green Market

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

Exhibitions
Sculpture Distilled

Sculpture Distilled

Music
Drag Queen Bingo at Miami Marketta

Drag Queen Bingo at Miami Marketta

Food
Omakase at Kiyomi

Omakase at Kiyomi

Exhibitions
Level Up Exhibition

Level Up Shop Front Exhibition: Michelle Le Plastrier

Food
All-you-can-eat pizza and pasta

All-you-can-eat pizza and pasta

Exhibitions
Made To Suit Art Exhibition

Made To Suit Art Exhibition

Kids
Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition

Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition

Food
Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market

Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market

Food
Hyde Paradiso Beachside Brunch

Beachside Brunch at Hyde Paradiso

Market
Gold Coast Racecourse Market

Gold Coast Racecourse Market

Food
Hyde Paradiso Beachside Brunch
Event News

European summer-inspired brunches and panoramic pyrotechnic delights – add these scenic events to your Autumn calendar

Surfers Paradise is iconic for many reasons - the sun, the sand, Cavill Mall and the myriad of characters that call the city home. While we love this iconic strip just as much as the next person, sometimes we crave a respite from the summer heat and bustling waves of tourists. Bonus points if you can still peep a panorama of the beach, sip on a tipple or two and enjoy a delicious meal. Enter Hyde Paradiso. This vibrant venue provides a European summer-themed oasis above the crowds of Surfers Paradise and is the perfect place to soak up some of the city's best views, bites and events during May and June.  more

Comedy
Blanc de Blanc Encore
Event News

Champagne-soaked and covered in glitter – Blanc de Blanc Encore will leave you gasping for more

What do you get when you cross the hedonistic opulence of Great Gatsby's extravagant parties and the glamorous debauchery of vintage French cabaret? Why Blanc de Blanc Encore, of course! After finishing up their record-breaking seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Fringe and Newcastle, the glitter-covered cast of Blanc de Blanc Encore are hitting the Gold Coast for a limited season at the Spiegeltent in the Broadwater Parklands. If you've never heard of this intoxicating cabaret before, then your world is about to become a whole lot raunchier. With a ticket to the Spiegeltent, you're in for a night of champagne-soaked splendour that will leave you craving more. more

Community
Strut your stuff – the Australian Wearable Art Festival is back in all its avant-garde trashion glory
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Strut your stuff – the Australian Wearable Art Festival is back in all its avant-garde trashion glory

Have you ever looked at a floral arrangement or a solitary piece of rubbish floating in the breeze and thought, "Wow, that would make a stunning outfit"? Perhaps you are just captivated by all things fashion, from the humble little black dress to the Met Gala's over-the-top extravagance. Either way, if you feel divinely inspired at the thought of throwing together a creative ensemble and crave the opportunity to sit front row at a catwalk, get excited because the Australian Wearable Art Festival is coming to the Sunshine Coast on May 21. more

The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Shaun Davies
Indigenous communities engaging with modern technology is key to giving their language and culture the rightful place they deserve in the modern age ... ~ Shaun Davies more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: Words of wisdom

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein