Food
Venture into the Byron Bay hinterland for the Winter in The Orchard pop-up dining event
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Venture into the Byron Bay hinterland for the Winter in The Orchard pop-up dining event

A progressive pop-up lunch in one of the most dreamy hinterland locations imaginable is happening on Saturday June 9, and you're invited. The delicious event is called Winter in The Orchard and it's happening in Clunes – a leafy township inland from Byron Bay. If (like us) your idea of perfection is sipping low-intervention wines in the winter sunshine while grazing on a delectable multi-course feast, then this is for you. more

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

Great news, Gold Coast! The forecast is for sunny skies with nothing but good times ahead. This weekend is a dream for live-music lovers but as always, there’s plenty for families, market goers, foodies, party people and everyone in between. Here’s our pick of top things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend. more

Food
Indulge in a dreamy winter feast under the stars at The Twilight Table at The Oracle
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Indulge in a dreamy winter feast under the stars at The Twilight Table at The Oracle

Here at The Weekend Edition, our favourite part of the changing seasons is the food – and the fact that each quarter a new wave of seasonal ingredients sees the city's top kitchens spring into action to make the most of the region's produce while it's at its best. On Sunday July 15, The Oracle in Broadbeach is hosting The Twilight Table, a moon-lit long-table feast designed to welcome winter in the most delicious way possible – with fine food and plenty of wine. more

Food
Venture south for beers, food and music at Festival of the Stone
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Venture south for beers, food and music at Festival of the Stone

It's that time of year again – Festival of the Stone is back and it's bigger and better than ever! Beloved Byron Bay craft brewery Stone & Wood has announced its popular event will be held on Saturday June 9, with an afternoon and evening full of great food, live music, family-friendly entertainment and, of course, beer. Lots of beer.  more

Art
Witness the city's evolution at HOTA's We are Gold Coast exhibition
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Witness the city’s evolution at HOTA’s We are Gold Coast exhibition

The Gold Coast oft gets a pretty crummy wrap from uninformed out-of-towners who still scoff into their soy latte at the very mention of the Gold Coast, believing the city is nothing more than surf, Schoolies and theme parks. But the truth is that we, its residents, know that those outdated stereotypes couldn't be further from the truth. We are Gold Coast: works from the Gallery at HOTA is a brand-new exhibition that shines a light on the city's evolution. more


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Sven Ratzke
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Treat yourself to a wellness weekend at Halcyon House with fitness pioneers Pip Edwards and Kirsten King
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Treat yourself to a wellness weekend at Halcyon House with fitness pioneers Pip Edwards and Kirsten King

We'll be first to admit that 2018 has been pretty darn massive so far. Agree? Well, if you're looking for a way to unwind, recharge the batteries and motivate your mind and body for the second half of the year, then Halcyon House is the place to do it. The dreamy Cabarita hotel is turning into a wellness retreat for one weekend only, joining forces with fitness gurus Pip Edwards (P.E Nation) and Kirsten King (Fluidform Pilates) to offer a weekend of workshops, fitness and fine food. more

Community
Cakes for a cause – gather the gals and head to the High Tea with Friends charity event
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Cakes for a cause – gather the gals and head to the High Tea with Friends charity event

Tea, colourful cakes, fresh scones (with jam and cream, of course), dainty sandwiches – oh yes, we're all for a fancy high tea! Though, most of us really only do high tea when it's a special occasion, like a birthday or a baby shower. If you're done waiting for the next excuse to indulge in a high tea experience, then gather the girls and book a table at High Tea with Friends – it's happening at Southport Sharks on Saturday May 26. The best part? It's all for an incredibly wonderful cause. more

Dance
Bust a move at HOTA's Dancing on the Green
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Bust a move at HOTA’s Dancing on the Green

When was the last time you had a good dance? Like a really heart-rate raising, booty shaking, goofy-grin inducing (sober) dance? Last night? Last month? Can't remember? No matter when it was, it's high time you let loose and get a groove on, and lucky for you we have just the event! Every month, you're invited to cut some sweet shapes at a series of free sunset dance sessions hosted on the lawn at HOTA. There'll be good vibes galore as you unleash your finest amongst an audience of like-minded dance enthusiasts at Dancing on the Green. more

Community
The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!
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The Pop-Up Hotel is back … and you can win a night!

You may have seen The Pop-Up Hotel before – a luxurious bell tent in the middle of Brisbane Festival, on the sandy shores of Kirra at Bleach* Festival, or smack-bang in the middle of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. As its name implies, The Pop-Up Hotel can pop up anywhere at any time ... and this May it's bringing a whimsical night of luxury to Death Valley Fun Camp. more

Music
Jimmy Barnes headlines an all-Aussie line-up for the Surfers Paradise LIVE beachfront music festival
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Jimmy Barnes headlines an all-Aussie line-up for the Surfers Paradise LIVE beachfront music festival

If you've got a dose of post-Commonwealth-Games-and-Festival-2018 blues (it's a thing) then don't fret – the 2018 version of Surfers Paradise LIVE is hot on our heels to keep the live-music vibes circulating. From May 3-6, the free music festival will grace Surfers Paradise with non-stop entertainment throughout the precinct over three days and four action-packed nights. Everybody's going (including Jimmy Barnes and Daryl Braithwaite) and you should too. more

Food
Savour delicacies at The Scotch Egg Club pop-up at The Scottish Prince
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Savour delicacies at The Scotch Egg Club pop-up at The Scottish Prince

We've had pop-ups of all kinds on the Gold Coast, from burgers to cheese and even lobster roll pop-ups – but here's one we haven't seen before. A scotch egg pop-up. That's right, scotch eggs as in boiled eggs wrapped in mince and bread crumbs that are deep fried to golden perfection. It's all thanks to Sydney's famed Scotch Egg Club (yes, this exists), which will pop up at The Scottish Prince in Palm Beach until the end of April. Bonus – whisky is involved. more

Festival
From virtual reality to celeb stalking – our pick of must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival
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From virtual reality to celeb stalking – our pick of must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival

With all of the commotion happening in and around the Gold Coast right now, you'd be forgiven for missing the memo that the 16th annual Gold Coast Film Festival rolls into town from April 17 through to April 29. This year's jam-packed program offers everything from floating cinemas to award-winning short films and for the first time, virtual reality experiences. Strap yourselves in film buffs, here is our pick of top five must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival. more

Music
Splendour in the Grass drops its huge first line-up announcement for 2018
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Splendour in the Grass drops its huge first line-up announcement for 2018

Folks, the wait is over – the Splendour in the Grass 2018 line-up has dropped and it’s a certified doozy! The festival returns to North Byron Parklands for its 18th rendition from July 20–22 with more than 100 acts just announced in the first release. Pinch those pennies, put in your annual leave and start making a hype playlist because this is a line-up worth travelling for. more

Sport
Get a slice of the action – here are the available tickets for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games events April 10–15
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Get a slice of the action – here are the available tickets for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games events April 10–15

If you've already got your event tickets and every single day during April 4–15 planned down to the minute, then go you! For those a little less organised, then don't fret – there are still Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games tickets up for grabs at nail-biting events like swimming, athletics, hockey, boxing, squash and more. We like you guys (a lot) so we took the liberty of pulling together all of this week's Gold Coast-based events that still have tickets available from April 10–15. Go forth and get amongst it, dear readers. more

Community
Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two
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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two

Wow, what a week! Festival 2018 has well and truly delivered the goods, from culinary celebrations to colourful cultural displays and contortionism – we've seen it all! If you're yet to venture in to check out all of the action, there's plenty still to come across all areas of the Gold Coast. Hold onto your hats folks because week two is set to be jam-packed with fun things to see and do, here is our pick of top five must-see events from April 9 to 14. more