Festival
Missed out on tickets to From Brissy, With Love? You can still join the fun(draising) – and win some incredible prizes!
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Missed out on tickets to From Brissy, With Love? You can still join the fun(draising) – and win some incredible prizes!

In case you missed it, last week we announced that we were joining forces with the team behind iconic Newstead live-music institution The Triffid to support From Brissy, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit. While the concert component of the event sold out in record time, there are plenty of reasons to come along in the early afternoon. There's live music, mouthwatering bites and more, plus we've assembled a collection of seriously phenomenal prizes for the event's charity raffle – we're talking the kind of haul that'll have you digging deep for a good cause. more

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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

From Seaside Sounds and The Stafford Brothers to The Village Markets and unmissable fire-relief fundraisers, there's plenty to keep you off the couch and away from Netflix this weekend. Here's a handy rundown of what's on across all corners of the Gold Coast. Enjoy, folks! more

Food
Let's sip! QT has launched an outdoor summer high tea featuring bottomless jugs of Aperol
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Let’s sip! QT has launched an outdoor summer high tea featuring bottomless jugs of Aperol

Sure, treating yourself to a fancy high tea is a fun activity ... but so is knocking back spritzes in the sun with your pals. If you're sitting there thinking 'how great would it be if the two were combined', then we have news for you. QT Gold Coast has launched a new Summer High Tea – and it involves bottomless (yes, bottomless!) Aperol and plenty of sunshine. Just BYO pals. more

Theatre
Award-winning cabaret Yummy Deluxe to bring glitz, glam and drag to the Gold Coast
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Award-winning cabaret Yummy Deluxe to bring glitz, glam and drag to the Gold Coast

Feathers, glitter and impossibly high heels. Eccentrically painted faces and barely clothed bodies. There is something undeniably alluring and utterly impressive about cabaret shows and recent years have seen an influx of burlesque-style performances gracing stages in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. If consider yourself enticed by these particular exhibitions, then you won't want to miss Yummy Deluxe – a brand-new cabaret show hitting HOTA this January. more

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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brisbane, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit
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Some of Australia’s best musical talent team up for From Brisbane, With Love – A Fire Relief Benefit

The current Australian bushfire crisis is undoubtedly one of the most catastrophic disasters to strike our country in recent memory. As the fires continue to ravage communities and natural resources, the nation has responded with a heartening outpouring of support, donating generously to organisations combating the fires directly, nurturing our wildlife and lending assistance to those displaced. The Weekend Edition is keen to do its part, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at The Triffid and a cadre of Australia’s best musical acts to host a fundraising event on Sunday January 19, the proceeds of which will be donated in full to fire-relief charities. more

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Live gigs to karma kegs – show your support at these local fundraising events for bushfire relief
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Live gigs to karma kegs – show your support at these local fundraising events for bushfire relief

Our country is hurting and it needs our help, whether it's from direct donations (go you!), supporting some of the amazing businesses that have pledged a percentage of profits (take a peek at our list here) or heading along to a charity event and parting with some pennies. If you're keen for the latter, here are a few local fundraising events for you to hit with the crew. more

Food
Experience an all-you-can-eat (and drink!) vegan affair at Aviary's plant-based bottomless brunch
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Experience an all-you-can-eat (and drink!) vegan affair at Aviary’s plant-based bottomless brunch

There's no doubting that the concept of bottomless brunches (or bottomless anything) is a great vibe – but more often than not, the plant-based crew are left with very few options when it comes to what they can eat and drink. Well, vegan revellers, there's a boozy brunch happening this summer that's going to make all of your dreams come true. Mark Saturday January 11 in your diary and get set to graze and sip 'til your heart's content at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Plant-Based Bottomless Brunch. more


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Food
Be a baller and sip frozen margs from a poolside cabana at The Star Grand
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Be a baller and sip frozen margs from a poolside cabana at The Star Grand

Summer is back, baby! If you're already feeling the heat, we have some very refreshing news. Up until now, the palatial pool at The Star Grand has been reserved for the fortunate folk who happen to be guests of the hotel – but as Bob Dylan once mused, the times they are a-changin' and until the end of January, locals are able to enjoy the dreamy pool facility as a day guest by booking their own private cabana – complete with frozen margaritas and Mexican eats! more

Party
Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star's multi-event New Year's Eve soiree is set to dazzle
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Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star’s multi-event New Year’s Eve soiree is set to dazzle

Okay, let's get serious for just one moment – New Year's Eve is just around the corner, and we all know that failing to plan is planning to fail. This year, The Star Gold Coast is, in true style, going all out to welcome the arrival of 2020! This is where you'll find some of the city's most glamorous events and delicious feasts – and it's all happening under one roof! There's a lot of choice, so here's a rundown of what's on at The Star this New Year's Eve to give you a helping hand. more

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Your one-stop Christmas shop – gift hunt, dine and celebrate at Sanctuary Cove
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Your one-stop Christmas shop – gift hunt, dine and celebrate at Sanctuary Cove

We’ve reached the time of year when shopping destinations around the globe transform into feats of festive glory. With white Christmases and same-day shipping, it’s our friends in the Northern Hemisphere who get to enjoy most of the fanfare. There’s Skansen’s famous Christmas Market in Stockholm, where locals enjoy warm cider, snow-capped market stalls and reindeer spotting. Or Berlin’s famous Gendarmenmarkt with its mulled wine, live carols and artisan pop-ups. Now, before you book an impulse flight to Scandinavia for your present shopping, we thought we’d introduce you a destination closer to home – The Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove. Throughout December, the Gold Coast waterfront spot will be the place to eat, drink, shop and be merry in Southeast Queensland. more

Food
Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up
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Sip champagne trackside at The Beach Club pop-up

This summer, you're invited to sip free-flowing Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial trackside at the Aquis Park Home of the Gold Coast Turf Club over two big days of glamour and racing on January 4 and 11. The Beach Club is guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town, keen to know more? Read on!  more

Food
Bottomless brunches, neon parties and killer Sunday sessions – what's on at Southport Sharks this summer
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Bottomless brunches, neon parties and killer Sunday sessions – what’s on at Southport Sharks this summer

It's that time of year – the sun is shining, we're all getting into the festive spirit(s) and being out and about is far more appealing than sitting on the couch all weekend. If you're looking at your social calendar for December and want to inject some live music and long, boozy brunches into the mix – and also balance it out with some yoga and wellness – we'd suggest taking a peek at what's on at Southport Sharks this month. We've handpicked five of our favourite summer events to get you into the spirit – iCalendars at the ready! more

Festival
Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns
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Festival of Small Halls brings live folk music and storytelling to regional towns

Festival of Small Halls, a travelling music festival dedicated to voyaging only to small regional towns, has announced its summer program. The festival will kick off at the Mullum Music Festival on November 17, before embarking on a journey across 20 town halls throughout regional Queensland, venturing as far north as Cairns, before coming back down to wrap up at the Woodford Folk Festival from December 27 to January 1. more

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A pop-up ‘Insta museum' for pets is landing on the Gold Coast this summer
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A pop-up ‘Insta museum’ for pets is landing on the Gold Coast this summer

If your phone is often reaching its storage limit because it's jammed with thousands upon thousands of photos of your dog (or other people's dogs), then be sure to make some room on your devices before November 29. Pet Stars – an Insta museum for pets – is arriving on the Gold Coast for a limited time, featuring 20 different pet-friendly scenes, backdrops and installations for the ultimate photo fest with your pet. more

Markets
Shop up a festive storm at these Gold Coast Christmas markets
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Shop up a festive storm at these Gold Coast Christmas markets

We're getting down to the pointy end of the year and if you're one of the majority that are yet to finish their Christmas shopping and deck out their homes in festive cheer, then you'll want to keep reading. For those that break out in a rash at the very thought of going to the shopping centres, then perhaps you should opt for Christmas shopping with a twist at one of these Gold Coast Christmas markets. Take your time and wander through these magical markets and have yourself a merry little food-truck feast while you're at it. more

Music
Southern sounds – big names line up for the 2019 Mullum Music Festival
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Southern sounds – big names line up for the 2019 Mullum Music Festival

Music lovers, get your ears ready. An impressive line-up has been confirmed for this year's Mullum Music Festival, which will take over the Northern Rivers township from November 14–17. The festival's four-day lineup includes acts from Chile, South Africa, the US, UK, Ethiopia, Canada and the Solomon Islands, alongside a jam-packed local and national lineup. more