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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

Summer is winding up, so it's time to get out there and enjoy the rest of these sunny days and balmy nights! Luckily there is plenty for you to eat, see and do across all corners of our fine city for your few days of sweet, sweet freedom. We've done the hard work for you and round-up a few things happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. more

Sport
Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team
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Going for gold – see Australia’s swimming stars race for a spot on the Commonwealth Games team

When it comes to competitive sports, there are few that us Aussies love as much as swimming. It’s not hard to see why – besides the fact that our nation is surrounded by water, the sport itself is pretty damn thrilling to watch. With the Commonwealth Games fast approaching, you might be wondering which of our homegrown legends will be repping Australia in 2018. Well, why wonder when you could watch our country’s best swimmers go head to head for a spot on the team? Coming to the OPTUS Aquatic Centre from February 28 to March 3, the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials promise oodles of action, excitement and fun – both in and out of the water. more

Music
Get the drop on Australia's sweet new touring music festival
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Get the drop on Australia’s sweet new touring music festival

Because surfing and music go together like a cold beer and a hot day, it's kind of a no-brainer that a music festival should jump on board (pun intended) to follow the Australian leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour, which just so happens to be coming our way in March. With that in mind, dear readers, may we introduce The Drop music festival. more

Festival
Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival
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Get a froth on at the 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival

It's back, baby! The 2018 Byron Bay Surf Festival is dropping into Byron town from February 22 to 25 so get ready for four glorious days of sun, surf and sensational summer vibes. The much-loved surf festival offers an incredible range of free and ticketed events for you to get your stoke on. more

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Treat yo' doggo to a puppy-chino at Tails & Ales at seagulls
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Treat yo’ doggo to a puppy-chino at Tails & Ales at seagulls

If you feel incredible pangs of guilt every time you attempt to leave the house without your pupper because he's sitting there with that look on his cute face, we have some excellent news. On Saturday March 3, you don't have to leave him behind! Yes, that's right, seagulls has officially gone to the dogs and you can bring your four-legged friend for a day of fun to raise money for the Animal Welfare League Queensland. more

Festival
From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal
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From pig guts to mutant lizards – weird and wonderful facts about the science of self-renewal

Did you know that a pig’s bladder can help humans grow muscles from scratch? How about the fact that axolotls are able regenerate parts of their own brains if damaged? The science of self-renewal is as weird as it is fascinating, and we are already living in a world where we are reaping the benefits. The field of regenerative medicine has seen some seriously exciting advancements are already changing the way we live – right now, scientists are completing the first lung stem cell transplant trial and creating brand-new skin for burns victims. To take a peek into the world of bespoke bodies, check out some of the mind-bending stuff that’s happening as we speak. more

Art
Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018
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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, our fine city is gearing up for one the most pivotal years in its history. Just when we thought we couldn't cram any more excitement into the first half of 2018, the talented crew behind Bleach* Festival drops its most genre-bending and ambitious program ever. The 18 days of action kicks off on Thursday March 29 – here's what's in store. more


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Art
Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast's new Home of the Arts
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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast’s new Home of the Arts

Gold Coast, we'd like you to meet HOTA (Home of the Arts). You've actually met before – HOTA was formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast and as of today (Tuesday February 6) will be officially named Home of the Arts. This is way more than just a shiny new name – the announcement also marks the unveiling of the cultural precinct's $37.5-million outdoor theatre, which is underscored by a spectacular program of events that will take the city's arts and culture scene to dizzying new heights. more

Sport
Get rollin' – here's how to ditch your car (and the traffic) for pedal power this year
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Get rollin’ – here’s how to ditch your car (and the traffic) for pedal power this year

Driving to work isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, it's a nice luxury, but honestly who really enjoys sitting in traffic at snail's pace? All that stopping, starting and stopping again can be pretty damn draining and really kills the mood when you're trying your best to harmonise with Craig David. Instead of always arriving to work in a sweat over how many minutes late you are, why don't you try weaving in a few bike commutes here and there? It's way easier than you think, you don't need a bike (of your own) and you don't even have to wear lycra ... well, you can if you want. more

Art
The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it's BIG
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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it’s BIG

Hold on to your hats folks, things are about to get next-level across our fine city. With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner (April 4–15, in case you've been living under a giant rock), excitement is buzzing, and it just went up a notch with the announcement of the Festival 2018 program, which will feature a spectacular line-up of more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in more than 28 locations across the city for 12 action-packed days. more

Community
Snags, sunshine and sack races – here's where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast
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Snags, sunshine and sack races – here’s where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast

Just quietly, how great is it that Australia Day falls on a Friday this year? If there's one thing we love as Aussies, it's a long weekend, so we're welcoming these three days of freedom with open arms. Now look, we know that there's a lot of conversation still to be had about the changing the date of our national day, but there's one thing us Aussies can all agree on – we're bloody lucky to call this place home! If you're keen to soak up the goodness of Australia Day, then here are a bunch of events happening on Friday January 26 (and into the weekend) that will surely make you proud as punch to be Australian. more

Music
From lamington cocktails to sunset acoustic sessions – five (fun) events to hit at Southport Sharks this summer
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From lamington cocktails to sunset acoustic sessions – five (fun) events to hit at Southport Sharks this summer

If you're dragging your feet because you're back at work and the holidays are fast becoming a distant memory, then don't fret – summer is here and it's events galore across the Gold Coast. Southport Sharks is embracing the summer vibes with a series of killer events to keep your eyes, ears and stomachs most content. Here's a bunch for the calendar. more

Community
From electrifying athleticism to indigenous magic – five unmissable events at The Gold Coast Arts Centre this year
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From electrifying athleticism to indigenous magic – five unmissable events at The Gold Coast Arts Centre this year

Something big is brewing on the Gold Coast. It involves electrifying athleticism, musical gems, a hint of mayhem, soul-stirring stories and a helluva lot of string. Intrigued? You should be! The Arts Centre Gold Coast's 2018 season has been bubbling under the surface for while – but we decided it was time to lift the lid and expose some of the mind-blowing cultural goodness that awaits you this year. The arts and culture hub has combined 40,000 years of indigenous culture, added a splash emotion-driven contemporary dance, stirred in a 52-person ensemble and sprinkled on some theatrical madness to create this year's line-up. Here are our top picks ... more

Food
The Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo rolls into town with bubbles, oysters and all of the cheese
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The Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo rolls into town with bubbles, oysters and all of the cheese

If you love your food, appreciate great wine and have a nose for fancy cheeses, then you'll want block out January 19–21 in your diary – the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo is back! Now in its tenth year, the popular foodie event will feature more than 100 gourmet exhibitors under one roof for three days of non-stop culinary goodness. Loosen those belt buckles, friends – this is going to be one delicious day out. more

Sport
Surfing, tunes and pop-up bars – the Flight Centre Burleigh Pro descends on the Gold Coast
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Surfing, tunes and pop-up bars – the Flight Centre Burleigh Pro descends on the Gold Coast

The world's best surfers are beginning to circle the iconic Burleigh Point in the lead-up to the 2018 Flight Centre Burleigh Pro. This year's event, which runs over four days across the Australia Day long weekend, has been taken to a new level with live music, food trucks, a pop-up bar, an open-air cinema and ticketed double-storey VIP marquee. Avid surfer or not, this is one beachfront festival not to be missed. more