Music
Cocktails, Sex & Chocolate – the Atrium Bar has your weekend plans sorted
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Cocktails, Sex & Chocolate – the Atrium Bar has your weekend plans sorted

It's been the backdrop for countless love stories since its opening in 1986, and now the iconic Atrium Bar has turned the page on an exciting new chapter in a fresh location within The Star. If you’re yet to check out the revamped tipple temple, we strongly suggest you put it at the top of your ‘to-do’ list with a sensational line-up of entertainment every Thursday through to Sunday, which includes post-work wines, cocktail-filled catch-ups and wild nights on the dance floor. Read on for the low-down on the line-up … more

Art
Meet the artists behind the masterpieces at the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail
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Meet the artists behind the masterpieces at the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail

With the weather outlook warm and breezy and our hunger for a weekend getaway more apparent than ever, we think it's time for a dose of cultural goodness. For a substantial helping of eye-catching art and picturesque scenery, take a roadtrip north for Noosa Open Studios, an annual art trail where gifted local artists open the doors to their studios so you can get a behind-the-scenes look into their work – and maybe even find a piece (or two) to take home.  more

Markets
Mega garage sales and plant bargain bonanzas – the must-visit markets happening this spring
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Mega garage sales and plant bargain bonanzas – the must-visit markets happening this spring

As the mercury begins to rise and it's safe again to go outside without all of those extra layers, one of our favourite weekend pastimes become a stroll through the markets. Whether we're window shopping, have a list of must-buys or we're searching for our next sacred personal treasure, markets are a cherished way to discover new things. Sharing our love of weekend activities are the team behind Brisbane MarketPlace, who are gearing up to host not one, but two jam-packed events – the Mega Garage Sale and Plantapalooza. Here's all of the juicy details on both ... more

Art
Top ten must-see sculptures at this year's SWELL Sculpture Festival
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Top ten must-see sculptures at this year’s SWELL Sculpture Festival

It's back, baby! SWELL Sculpture Festival is widely regarded as one of the Queensland's premier art events and it has kicked off for another cracking year! Transforming Currumbin's beautiful beaches and fabulous foreshore into an eclectic open-air gallery, this year the festival features more than 65 different works to celebrate 19 incredible years with a jam-packed line-up of installations, events, art workshops and live music. While we strongly recommend carving out a solid chunk of time to view all of the amazing pieces, if you're pressed for time – here's our pick of ten must-see installations ... more

Art
It's back! Take in Currumbin's annual open-air art gallery at SWELL Sculpture Festival
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It’s back! Take in Currumbin’s annual open-air art gallery at SWELL Sculpture Festival

It's one of the coast's favourite arts festivals and this week the pristine shores of Currumbin Beach will again transform into an open-air art gallery when this year’s SWELL Sculpture Festival kicks off on Friday September 10. The festival is celebrating 19 years of unmissable art and will create a spectacle on the beachfront with a jam-packed line-up of seaside installations, events, art workshops and live music. more

Music
Snacks and sundowners – get set for spring with another season of free live tunes on The Lawn
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Snacks and sundowners – get set for spring with another season of free live tunes on The Lawn

Spring has sprung, which means it's time to pack away The Oodie (deliciously soft wearable blankets, for those who missed the memo) and venture out from hibernation. Thankfully, we needn't travel too far to find a fun time, as The Star Gold Coast has dropped a hot-as-heck line-up of entertainment for its new-season incarnation of Live on The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar. Bevvies, bites and bangers – sounds like a vibe to us! This time around, the festivities are brought to you by Squealing Pig wine – so if you’re fond of a drop, you can enjoy entertainment in Garden Kitchen & Bar every Thursday, and Live on The Lawn from Friday to Sunday from September 2 to October 17. more


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Hugh Sheridan
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Food
Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival
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Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival

With the cancellation of the Ekka, country businesses, producers and farmers who use the ten-day event to share with us city dwellers all that is great from rural areas have suffered another blow. To help support our regional mates and enjoy all of the homegrown goodness they have to offer, the folks behind Buy From The Bush have organised an inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival. Clear your calendar on Saturday September 18 as that's when you'll be going on a roadtrip to Summer Land Camel Farm. more

Food
It's the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration
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It’s the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration

Here at The Weekend Edition, we're in a limbo-like state – half shocked that the festive season is so rapidly approaching, but also hanging out for a good old-fashioned Christmas shindig. In the whirlwind of the end-of-year wind down, it's easy to overlook the planning stages of your party planning. Luckily, the festive folk at the spiffy new-look JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa have come through with the ultimate end of year bash – its Festive Masquerade Celebration. more

Art
Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the coast
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Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the coast

It can be easy to wander through your day-to-day life without needing to think out of the box – just cruising along and passively taking it all in. Well, the Gold Coast is set to gain a brand-new art pop-up that aims to make attendees think differently about the standard ‘art show’. Mon Abri will be turning art on its head next month at special location in Coolangatta. Here's what you can expect ... more

Current Events
Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions are easing – here's what the new roadmap means for you
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Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions are easing – here’s what the new roadmap means for you

Today, Wednesday August 18, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Southeast Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions will be easing from Friday August 20. A new roadmap has been established with measures to remain in place for the 13 local government areas of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Cairns and Yarrabah. Updated regulations can be confusing, so we’re here again to break down the government’s roadmap to easing coronavirus restrictions in a more digestible format. more

Food
The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!
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The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!

If you're anything like us, you'll see the calendar tick over to July and start counting down the days until Christmas – it is the most wonderful time of year, after all. There's something truly special about getting dressed up, kicking up your heels and celebrating the silly season in style. Well, the festive folk at The Star Gold Coast agree with this sentiment and are bringing back the much-loved Not So Silent Night for 2021! Keen on flowing bubbles, a decadent dinner and dancing aplenty? Read on, because this is one bougie ball that you won't want to miss. more

Community
Petal power – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Petal power – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

There's no finer way to welcome in spring than with a trip to the vibrant city of Toowoomba for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, which continues to bloom in its 72nd year. Fabulous flora, foodie fun and fantastic tours line this year's carnival, which will be taking over The Garden City from September 1–30. So you know what to pack your calendar with, we have curated our top five events to check out – from dog-friendly dates and food-and-wine fiestas to grand floral parades and pub tours. more

Food
Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers
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Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers

As the majority of the country braves lockdowns, local producers, growers and artisans continue to grapple with the restrictions in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever is a prime time to support our community's makers and that's why the return of Aussie Artisan Week this month is so welcome. Here is the low-down on how you can support your favourite local legends whilst also stocking up on some delicious goodies ... more

Food
Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

With lockdown behind us and a bit more freedom on the cards, we are well and truly excited to explore our great backyard again! If you're itching to get out and about, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim on Saturday August 28. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more

Current Events
This handy website lets you know what’s within 10 km of your house so you can step outside in peace
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This handy website lets you know what’s within 10 km of your house so you can step outside in peace

We're no strangers to a lockdown here in Queensland, but this particular lockdown is stricter than ones before and sometimes new restrictions can be a little bit confusing – especially when it comes to the 10-km rule. If you need to know which shops, parks and essential services are within a 10-km radius of your own home, you’ll be happy to learn that there is a website for that, and it’s called KM From Home. more

Current Events
Southeast Queensland's lockdown extended – here's what you can and can't do under our tightest restrictions yet
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Southeast Queensland’s lockdown extended – here’s what you can and can’t do under our tightest restrictions yet

Eleven of Southeast Queensland's local government areas will remain in lockdown until Sunday August 8 at 4:00 pm, after 13 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases were confirmed this morning, Monday August 2. The Queensland Government has issued tighter lockdown restrictions than ever before, which means the rules from previous lockdowns don't necessarily apply – and we know that can be confusing. Here we breakdown the restrictions roadmap with an easy-to-digest list of what you can and cannot do during lockdown. more

Dance
Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter
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Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter

At the beginning of winter, the mercury dropping is a bit of a novelty – enjoying the crisp mornings and cool evenings is a bit of a treat. By the time July rolls around though, we are aching for a spot in the sunshine with a deliciously summery cocktail in hand. Well, friends, we've got just the thing to ward off the winter blues – a round-up of weekend warmers that you can find on the coast, and all in the one location. more