Exhibitions
European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA
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European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA

For those who haven't conquered the Big Apple (back in the good ol' days when we could cross the Pacific Ocean), The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-tick for one's cultural bucket list. The Met is one of the world's largest and finest art museums and boasts a collection of more than two million works of art spanning 5000 years. For the first time ever, some of these beloved art pieces are making the trip to Brisbane for QAGOMA's European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York exhibition. This is the closest you'll get to gallery-hopping in Manhattan for a little while ... more

Music
Sweet tunes and top-notch nosh – Live on The Lawn is heating up your winter evenings
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Sweet tunes and top-notch nosh – Live on The Lawn is heating up your winter evenings

You may have caught the last iteration of the much-loved Live on The Lawn series at The Star Gold Coast's Garden Kitchen & Bar recently before it wrapped up, and if so it's likely you were blown away by the totally free event. Well, freebie-loving friends, there's no need to despair – Live on The Lawn is back for another season! As the sun dips below the horizon, warm up with a sizzling party featuring some of Australia's favourite live acts and DJs. Live on The Lawn will run every Friday through to Sunday from June 18 to August 15 at Garden Kitchen & Bar, with a deliciously refreshing partner – Canadian Club. more

Comedy
Giddy up for a night of decadent debauchery with adults-only circus cabaret show INFAMOUS
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Giddy up for a night of decadent debauchery with adults-only circus cabaret show INFAMOUS

Get ready to enter the pleasure dome, Gold Coast – INFAMOUS is back and it's bigger, cheekier and even more jaw-dropping than ever before! Shaking up an intoxicating elixir of circus and risqué cabaret, the saucy adults-only stage show and its delightfully extravagant Spiegel Big Top is rolling into the Broadwater Parklands from Friday June 18 to Sunday August 8 to deliver night-after-night of wild debauchery, sass and even a Wheel of Death. Intrigued? You definitely should be. Read on for all of the juicy details ... more

Food
Soak up tastebud-tantalising tutorials and tempting tucker at Regional Flavours' Grazed and Grown event
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Soak up tastebud-tantalising tutorials and tempting tucker at Regional Flavours’ Grazed and Grown event

Slip into the weekend with a few friends, fanciful sips and only the finest fare when Grazed and Grown by Regional Flavours fires up at South Bank Parklands from June 18–20. So you know how to spend your time wisely at this culinary event, we've cooked up an itinerary full of delicious happenings including sundowner sessions, flavoursome food tutorials and live tunes. Read on to find out what you can get up to at Grazed and Grown ... more


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Exhibitions
The Archibald Prize celebrates 100 years with a line-up of dazzling finalists
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The Archibald Prize celebrates 100 years with a line-up of dazzling finalists

Attention, art lovers! It's finally Archibald Prize time and 2021 marks 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award. Bestowed upon the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sport icons and artists. Taking over the Art Gallery of NSW from June 5 to September 26, this year's centenary celebration of Australian art is truly putting on a show ... more

Exhibitions
Explore the power of plants at State Library of Queensland's Entwined exhibition
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Explore the power of plants at State Library of Queensland’s Entwined exhibition

Aren't plants just the bee's knees? Our ardent obsession with monsteras, our zealous appreciation of zanzibars and fervent love of ferns knows no bounds. State Library of Queensland's newest exhibition, Entwined: plants and people, explores our passionate relationship with plants through an impressive collection of photography, illustrations, immersive projections and historical objects. Blossoming at the Cultural Precinct from Saturday June 12 to Sunday November 14, this is one must-see showcase of greenery. more

Art
Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks, Botanic Gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

Eyes in the sky – when to see the super blood moon in a total lunar eclipse on the Gold Coast
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Eyes in the sky – when to see the super blood moon in a total lunar eclipse on the Gold Coast

Ah, la luna – that beautiful orb in the sky that’s responsible for the tides and making people go loopy sure is a sight to behold. While the moon is a total smokeshow at the best of times, there are certain lunar events that kick the visuals up a notch and there’s one just around the corner – it’s a super blood moon, baby! Us Earth-bound creatures are getting a double whammy, as this aerial treat is also coinciding with the first total lunar eclipse in two years. Want to sneak a peek? We’re hot for moon spotting so we’ll help you out … more

Celebrate eight years of dust in eight days at Dust Temple
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Celebrate eight years of dust in eight days at Dust Temple

They say time flies when you're having fun, and that's certainly the case for the much-loved Currumbin art space Dust Temple. It's hard to believe that the cafe, art and event space has been sitting pretty (literally – it's beautiful) in the burgeoning hub of creativity that is Currumbin's industrial area for eight whole years. To celebrate, Dust Temple is hosting eight-day-long birthday party 8 Days of Dust – and there seems to be something for everyone in the line-up, which runs from May 23 to 30. more

Food
Brisbane’s bug and oyster trail Sea to the City returns this month
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Brisbane’s bug and oyster trail Sea to the City returns this month

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the virus that shall not be named, Brisbane’s much-loved seafood celebration Sea to the City is back with the wrath of Poseidon and some of the freshest catches our state has to offer. Expect an afternoon filled with live tunes, spectacular river views and pop-up stalls from Brisbane’s best fishmongers and slingers of fanciful fair. more

Food
Take in the tropical vibes at Cabana Bar & Lounge's Tiki Thursdays
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Take in the tropical vibes at Cabana Bar & Lounge’s Tiki Thursdays

A tropical holiday is just what we need right now – as the mercury drops and it gets harder to remember the sun-drenched days of summer, there's nothing more appealing than an island escape! Well, friends, if you're in the same boat – we have just the event for you. Say aloha to Tiki Thursdays, the brand-new event at Cabana Bar & Lounge. The best part? You won't even need your passport. more

Music
Warm up at this season's sizzling showcase of (free!) live music under the stars
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Warm up at this season’s sizzling showcase of (free!) live music under the stars

Summer may be a distant memory, but before you even think about bunkering down and hibernating for winter, The Star Gold Coast has gone ahead and dropped a seriously hot-as-heck line-up for the remainder of its Live on The Lawn series, which runs every Thursday through to Sunday from now until June 12 at Garden Kitchen & Bar. The live (and free!) showcase is here to quell our craving for bangers and bites – two of our favourite things! more