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

If you're into food, music, art and sunshine, then this weekend is yours for the taking! There are a bunch cool events for the foodie types, and if you're after a dash of culture, then there will be plenty to keep you occupied. From revs and riffs at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, to brand-new markets and race-day fun, we've rounded up the best things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend. more

Film
Star light, star bright – the pop-up outdoor cinema bringing us brews, chews and blockbusters
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Star light, star bright – the pop-up outdoor cinema bringing us brews, chews and blockbusters

The sweet escape that comes with a trip to the movies is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. What could be more appealing that kicking back with some delicious snacks and a cheeky beverage while you laugh your pants off or cry your eyes out over some Hollywood magic? Well, it just so happens that the old “sitting in a dark room with a choc top and a soft drink” formula has been given a serious shake-up – the kind that involves gourmet eats, boozy tipples and puppy cuddles. American Express Openair Cinemas is popping up at the lush Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta from October 19 to November 19, taking your movie-going experience and giving it a sweet alfresco twist. Want to take this outside? Of course you do ... more

Theatre
Strap yourselves in and experience the Sideshow series at The Arts Centre Gold Coast
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Strap yourselves in and experience the Sideshow series at The Arts Centre Gold Coast

The Basement – have you been? It's the underground hub of creative magic at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Now, things are about to get edgy, sassy and a little bit naughty down there and you'll definitely want to be a part of it. Every Friday and Saturday night, The Basement is hosting a new series of musical-theatre performances called Sideshow. This rotating melting pot of hilariousness, sophistication and unapologetic acts is sure to add a dash of cheekiness to your weekends. Here are our super-saucy top picks to give you a little taste. more

Music
Five must-see events at Southport Sharks this spring
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Five must-see events at Southport Sharks this spring

Pals, we're right in the thick of spring – the sun is rearing its head earlier each day, the jeans and jackets have been put to the back of the wardrobe, and the belly-warming merlots have been swapped for bubbly spritzers. Southport Sharks is making the most of the season with a swag of events set to add a little bit of sass to your social calendar. Here are our top picks to give you a taste of what's to come. more

Party
The Island saddles up in spectacular style for its first Melbourne Cup bash
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The Island saddles up in spectacular style for its first Melbourne Cup bash

Ladies and gents, it's time to don your finest frocks and suit up in style – Melbourne Cup is fast approaching. It's the one day of the year where we all have a legitimate excuse to wag work for the afternoon, dress to the nines, drink champagne and indulge in fine fare. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pro punter or if you only really go for the food (we’re definitely not judging), the race that stops the nation is certainly worth celebrating. The coast's newest boutique hotel, The Island, is saddling up in spectacular fashion for its very first Melbourne Cup bash, with a series of elegant events spread across three levels. It's time to rally up your fillies and stallions and get set for some spring-racing revelry. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Todd MacDonald
With Hotelling, the audience will literally be sitting around the table eating dinner with me. It's going to be very intimate ... ~ Todd MacDonald more
Food
Renowned Sydney chef Hamish Ingham joins the Harvest Newrybar kitchen for a one-off native event
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Renowned Sydney chef Hamish Ingham joins the Harvest Newrybar kitchen for a one-off native event

We all know that some serious culinary magic goes on down at the Harvest Newrybar kitchen. So, we were understandably pretty pumped when the Harvest team dropped the details of the latest Wild Harvest Chef Series on Wednesday October 11. Top Sydney chef Hamish Ingham will be joining the kitchen for the one-off event, working with Harvest's dynamic duo Bret Cameron and forager Peter Hardwick to create a truly unique native menu. more

Art
It's back! Genre-bending arts showcase Hotelling goes sky-high for its latest instalment
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It’s back! Genre-bending arts showcase Hotelling goes sky-high for its latest instalment

So, there's no question that Hotelling was an absolute hit with its first instalment at QT Gold Coast last year. Either you went and were absolutely blown away (like us) or you didn't go and have been kicking yourself ever since. Well, whichever group you fall into, you don't want to miss the this year's version of Hotelling. It's literally going sky high – right up to the 64th-floor penthouse of Peppers Soul in Surfers Paradise from November 1–5 ... and it will be like nothing you've ever seen before. more

Community
Flavours of Metro spills onto the streets of Southport with food, fun and live concerts
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Flavours of Metro spills onto the streets of Southport with food, fun and live concerts

It's time to open up your wardrobe and dust off the party pants – because the Flavours of Metro street party is back, baby! On Saturday October 7, Southport will come alive as the colourful event spills onto the Chinatown precinct for one jam-packed afternoon of mouth-watering international cuisine, live concerts, and non-stop entertainment. After all, who doesn't love a sunset street party in the middle of spring? more

Exhibitions
See the Gold Coast through a disposable camera at The Indisposable Concept's CLIK CLAK exhibition
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See the Gold Coast through a disposable camera at The Indisposable Concept’s CLIK CLAK exhibition

When was the last time you went and got a roll of film developed? You probably don't even remember ... that's what your iPhone is for, right? Well, there's an exclusive exhibition hitting the coast in a few weeks time that will challenge that theory. CLIK CLAK by The Indisposable Concept is the first of a series of city-specific pop-up exhibitions created with disposable cameras, and it kicks off right here on the Gold Coast on Friday October 6. more

Theatre
The Arts Centre's latest production Blue Love makes light of relationships with quirky physical theatre
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The Arts Centre’s latest production Blue Love makes light of relationships with quirky physical theatre

Multi-award-winning choreographer Shaun Parker is taking the stage at the Arts Centre Gold Coast this month with his latest production Blue Love. The intense, high-energy parody combines physical theatre with film and dance, as the two-person show explores the concept of love by taking audiences through the journey of searching for the perfect relationship. If you're a fan of physical theatre and comedy, then this is one show you will not want to miss.  more

Theatre
Gold Coast theatre company The Farm brings Cockfight to The Arts Centre
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Gold Coast theatre company The Farm brings Cockfight to The Arts Centre

It's time to strap yourselves in, because the geniuses behind Gold Coast theatre company The Farm are at it again. The latest production is called Cockfight, and it's been described as 'an episode of The Office mixed with a cage fight'. Sounds pretty darn intriguing, right? Well, the production is about to head off on an international tour, but we're lucky enough to have a hometown premiere at The Arts Centre Gold Coast with an exclusive series of shows to hit the stage from September 13–16. more

Party
The world's first Sand Hostel is coming to the Gold Coast beachfront!
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The world’s first Sand Hostel is coming to the Gold Coast beachfront!

Pals, take a breath, because this is big. The world's first-ever Sand Hostel is coming to the Gold Coast. That's right – a hostel made from sand. Around 24 tonnes of sand to be exact. The unique one-off event, held on the Broadbeach beachfront from September 20-22, will see the Sand Hostel open to the public offering exclusive accomodation, activities, food trucks, live music and ... wait for it ... a beachfront bar. Want to stay? Here's what you need to know. more

Festival
Let your baller fantasies run wild when Sanctuary Cove Festival brings its luxury toys to town
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Let your baller fantasies run wild when Sanctuary Cove Festival brings its luxury toys to town

There are two things here at The Weekend Edition that we can always get behind – living a little, and dreaming a lot. We may not have the funds to drop on a brand-new Ferrari or a swish yacht, but it doesn’t hurt to entertain the possibility, right? Whether you’ve got cash to splash or are simply an admirer of all things fast and shiny, we have some news that is sure to excite you. On Sunday October 1, the Gold Coast’s premier destination for all things luxe will come alive for the Sanctuary Cove Festival, an extravaganza showcasing some of the most covetable names in the automobile and boating industries. more