We’re about to launch our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’re about to launch our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Ready for a little black magic? We've been brewing up something special just for you ... think spooktacular treats, ghoulish tricks and a heck of a hunt! We know how much you love it, so we're launching our biggest giveaway ever ... again! That's right witches, our annual Trick or Treat scavenger hunt is back, and this year there are some seriously wicked treats coming your way! more

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

The weekend is so close we can taste it! It's time to start planning your few days of sweet, sweet freedom. Luckily, there's plenty happening across all corners of the city to keep you occupied. From food-truck parties to live music and chilled-out markets, here's what's happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy! more

Art
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA
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The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA

The exhibition to showcase the finalists in the coveted Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 will officially launch at HOTA this weekend. The winner of the prestigious award, considered one of the most important accolades for contemporary Australian photographic practice, will be announced at the exhibition's launch on Friday October 19. You've got until November 25 to experience this visual feast. more

Festival
Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek
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Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek

If you have ears, treat them to two whole days of (free) live music at Buskers by the Creek this weekend. Now in its fifth year, the wildly popular event will be taking over Winders Park in Currumbin on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14, featuring more than 300 talented singers, musicians and performers across 16 different stages. Oh, and there will also be a floating bar in the creek. That's right – an actual floating bar. more

Dance
Get hot and heavy every Friday night with Stingray's all-new Rumba Caliente sessions
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Get hot and heavy every Friday night with Stingray’s all-new Rumba Caliente sessions

How great are Friday nights? There's really no better way to welcome the weekend than with a couple of knock-off cocktails sided with some tasty snacks. Though, sometimes it's good to spice things up and you know, really let your hair down. Enter Stingray Lounge and its new Latin-inspired Friday night session, Rumba Caliente. Prepare to get a little, uh, hot under the collar. more

Community
Pups on SUPS paddles back to the Gold Coast this October
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Pups on SUPS paddles back to the Gold Coast this October

If you've got a dog and know your way around a SUP, then make sure you've got Sunday October 28 in your diary – Pups on SUPS is back! Following its hugely successful inaugural event at Currumbin Creek last year, Pups on SUPS will this year move north to Southport's Broadwater Parklands for a day of four-legged fun. more

Sport
Get fit, cut laps and stay cool this summer at these Gold Coast pools and aquatic centres
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Get fit, cut laps and stay cool this summer at these Gold Coast pools and aquatic centres

It's that time of year when a lot of us like to hit the refresh button and, you know, look for ways to add a little extra spring to our steps and get ourselves ready to tackle summer head on. How about hitting the local pool? You can cut laps, join a swimming squad or even jump in on an (air-conditioned) fitness class – which, let's be honest, sounds far more appealing than a sweaty jog in the stifling heat. more

Food
Eat, drink and linger a little longer at Cucina Vivo's Italian Long Lunch event
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Eat, drink and linger a little longer at Cucina Vivo’s Italian Long Lunch event

Here at The Weekend Edition, we're all about slowing down and savouring the moment. We also know that weekends are equal parts fun and busy – from trying to see friends and family to doing chores and squeezing in beach time, market trips, dinner dates, fun events, coffee stops, washing cars, walking dogs ... you get the gist. If you fall firmly into that category and are looking for a way to escape the hustle and bustle for just one day, the Italian Long Lunch could be just what you need. more


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Cindy Jensen
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Food
Indulge in a starlit feast with Dinner Under the Stars at Garden Kitchen & Bar
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Indulge in a starlit feast with Dinner Under the Stars at Garden Kitchen & Bar

Spring is here, which means that right now we're in the midst of some of the year's most delicious produce. Luckily for all of the food-loving folk among us, the city's top kitchens are going to great lengths to produce some amazing culinary magic with the season's best ingredients. If you're looking for a unique way to indulge in the delights of spring on the Gold Coast, then the Dinner Under the Stars experience will be right up your alley. more

Food
Nori and knock offs – Yamagen puts a Japanese twist on Friday lunches
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Nori and knock offs – Yamagen puts a Japanese twist on Friday lunches

Let's all take a moment to appreciate how great Fridays are. It's the end of the working week (for most) and two days of sweet, sweet freedom are hot on our heels. There was a time when Friday lunches were all the rage on the Gold Coast – and we're pretty delighted that this end-of-week dining tradition is back in the spotlight with a delicious twist thanks to the talented team at cutting-edge Japanese eatery, Yamagen. more

Festival
Shakafest announces a new location and drops its 2018 line-up
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Shakafest announces a new location and drops its 2018 line-up

Get ready to rage – Shakafest is back for its third year, and boy it's going to be big. Normally held at the Miami Shark Bar, the live-music festival will be relocating north to Southport's Broadwater Parklands for the first time this year, bringing together some of the nation's best rock and hip-hop acts for a one-day party in the sun on Saturday November 24. more

Food
The ultimate indulgence – enjoy the finer things in life with Champagne & Caviar Month at The Star
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The ultimate indulgence – enjoy the finer things in life with Champagne & Caviar Month at The Star

Sure, we're all for towering burgers, slurp-worthy ramen and perfectly crisp pizza – but sometimes we like to enjoy the finer things in life. If you too fall into that category and certainly don't want to wait for a special occasion to really treat yo'self, then head into The Star Gold Coast this September for Champagne & Caviar Month. Friends, it's time to indulge. more

Art
Currumbin gets set to transform into an open-air art gallery with SWELL Sculpture Festival
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Currumbin gets set to transform into an open-air art gallery with SWELL Sculpture Festival

The glorious Currumbin Beach will again act as the backdrop for one of the city's most iconic and impressive displays of public art when SWELL Sculpture Festival rolls into town from Friday September 14. The internationally acclaimed festival, now in its sweet 16th year, will run through until Sunday September 23, featuring a huge line-up of installations, events and live music. more

Food
Learn the art of coffee at Elk's spring cupping session
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Learn the art of coffee at Elk’s spring cupping session

Not all of us are experts when it comes to coffee, but a fair chunk of you know the difference between a good coffee and an average one. Whether you're a one-a-day type of person or you're known to live on the edge with multiple coffees each day, it's high time we all learn a little more about our brews. Agree? Well, you should get along to Elk's first community cupping session on Wednesday September 19. more