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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure
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These glow-in-the-dark SUP tours are your next nighttime adventure

The Gold Coast's picture-perfect beaches, scenic waterways and sandy stretches offer a wide variety of water-based activities. There's surfing, kayaking, swimming and for the folks that just like to relax, cat-napping in the sun. If you're searching for something a little bit different to get up to during your free time, we have found one recreational enterprise that will blow your socks off (quite literally, because you won't need them) – glow-in-the-dark SUP tours. more

Food
Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast
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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast

While the name Salt Meats Cheese doesn't exactly scream 'vegan friendly', the team behind the popular stable of Italian restaurants (which boasts locations across Brisbane and on the Gold Coast) is actually well known for its expansive plant-based food offering. This February, SMC's popular all-vegan feasting event – aptly named Soul Meets Cheers – is returning to bring you the ultimate plant-based Italian banquet, for one night only. more

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Comedy, arvo gigs and cornhole tournaments – What’s on across the coast this weekend
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Comedy, arvo gigs and cornhole tournaments – What’s on across the coast this weekend

Summer’s disappearing faster than a Frosty Fruit after a day in the sun, so we’re packing in the activities while we can. Luckily there’s plenty of events making the most of the long days and balmy nights this weekend, like musical bingo, a double-day blues-barbecue and bottomless lunches. Some of the coast’s best venues are putting on cracker parties for the Hottest 100 countdowns, with live music and tasty treats to boot. Here's a snapshot of what's on from Thursday January 21 to Sunday January 24. more

Food
Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine's Day dinner at Carmody's
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Love is in the air at this decadent Valentine’s Day dinner at Carmody’s

It's a cold hard fact that the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, so there's no better way to show your affection for a loved one than treating them to a fanciful feast. With Valentine's Day on the horizon (yes, we are already nearing February), Carmody's at Southport Sharks has decided to take the fuss out of the love fest and invite couples out of their love nest and into the restaurant for one truly romantic meal. more

Exhibitions
Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy
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Relive one of the greatest eras of music at the nostalgia-inducing exhibition Cut Copy

From cultivating a punk scene that welcomed The Go-Betweens and The Leftovers to birthing these blokes and fostering a whole new generation of musically gifted talent, it's more than fair to say that Brisbane has had a major impact on Australia's music industry. A pivotal moment for our city's music scene happened between the 70s and 80s, where in suburban halls, corner pubs and bustling clubs, local bands and little-known artists thrived. State Library of Queensland's newest exhibition, Cut Copy, offers a snapshot of this transformative decade dipped in subculture, when artists took a DIY approach to not only music-making, but also music promotion. more

Food
Californian eats, summer spritzes and world-class entertainment await at The Star's So-Cal on The Lawn
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Californian eats, summer spritzes and world-class entertainment await at The Star’s So-Cal on The Lawn

If you were lucky enough to travel to California before overseas trips were a thing of the past, then you're well aware that the coastal US destination is both beautiful and unique. Scenic sandy stretches, celebrities aplenty and some truly out-of-this-world restaurants make this sun-dappled slice of paradise worthy of a spot on your bucket list to visit (or re-visit). There's no need to wait for international borders to reopen, as The Star has bottled up all that is great about California for its newest summer pop-up – So-Cal on the Lawn, which is taking over The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar from Thursday January 21 to Sunday February 28. more


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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021
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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021

We won’t go on about 2020, except to say that we are expecting this year to be an absolute cracker (even if only by comparison). Luckily for us, there’s a next-level line-up of events hitting our shores in 2021, including both rescheduled shows and brand-new creations from some of the nation’s best event producers. Live events look like they're back and better than ever!   more

Party off the track at The Star when Magic Millions races into town
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Party off the track at The Star when Magic Millions races into town

This summer is jam-packed with hot-to-trot happenings – and you could say we are just a little bit excited. One event that is guaranteed to get 2021 off to a sensational start is The Star Gold Coast’s Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday, which is returning to Broadbeach on Saturday January 16 with a sizzling showcase of heart-pumping action, killer entertainment and dazzling dining packages. Saddle up for a good time and read on for a sneak peek of what's in store ... more

Food
World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland
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World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland

While we may have been starved of events this year, 2021 is set to simulate our senses with a calendar jam-packed with tempting offerings. In event news that is sure to get tongues wagging, worldwide culinary sensation Yotam Ottolenghi has announced he will be touring Australia next year. With Yotam promising to spill some coveted cooking tips and industry stories, you can bank on this being one spicy session. more

Exhibitions
Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer
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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer

This year may have robbed us of many of our favourite pastimes, but live music, foodie festivals and exhibitions are coming back in 2021 with a vengeance and we couldn't be happier. Never again will we take life's simple pleasures like catching a live gig or meeting with mates for a beer for granted. With that in mind, here are five unmissable events to add to your calendar immediately. more

Exhibitions
Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel
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Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel

Everyone deals with break-ups differently – some of us mainline ice-cream, some of us watch The Notebook on repeat, some of us cyber-stalk our exes with a precision that would make ASIO proud and some of us set fire to every earthly possession that our lover has left behind. There are no hard and fast rules for mourning the end of a relationship, but there is a certain catharsis that comes from ridding yourself of everything that reminds you of your past paramour. Turning the concept of “filling a garbage bag with your ex’s stuff and literally dumping it on the street” into art is QT Hotel – because the reverse-cupids there have cooked up a concept designed to help you heal (but make it cute). Introducing Heartbreak Hotel, a pop-up exhibition where you can submit your relationship relics in the name of documenting love lost. more

Food
Mediterranean eats and beach-club beats – take a summer holiday to the French Riviera at The Star
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Mediterranean eats and beach-club beats – take a summer holiday to the French Riviera at The Star

Wouldn't it be nice to laze around on a yacht sailing the French Riviera? Although we may have to wait a little bit longer before we jet to Europe, that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy all of the luxuries that an intercontinental holiday affords. Enter The Star Gold Coast, the Broadbeach favourite that is transporting revellers to the French Riviera this summer. Over one fun-filled month, The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar will be transformed into a coastal paradise – think top-tier cocktails, classic Mediterranean eats and European beach-club vibes. Basically all of the fun without the pricey plane fare! more

Food
Treat yourself to plant-based sweets and sips at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea
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Treat yourself to plant-based sweets and sips at Aviary Rooftop Bar’s Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea

If you ask us, one of the funnest ways you can spend your weekend is at a bottomless brunch. Unfortunately a lot of the time, our plant-based mates are left with very few options when it comes to what they can sip and snack on. This is no longer the case, vegan friends, as there is a new boozy brunch on the cards this summer. Put a reminder for Saturday January 16 in your calendar and prepare to graze and taste tipples 'til your heart's (or tummy's) content at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea. more

Food
Picnics under the stars and sunset rooftop parties – celebrate New Year's Eve at The Star
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Picnics under the stars and sunset rooftop parties – celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Star

This very weird year is almost over, folks! If you're ready to usher in 2021 in spectacular fashion (because let’s be honest, if ever there was a year to be a total baller on New Year's Eve, this is it), we know just the place – The Star Gold Coast! To help you celebrate in style, the Broadbeach favourite is dishing up a smorgasbord of things to see, do and devour, from pretty picnics on the lawn through to sophisticated sunset soirees and mouth-watering Italian spreads. Read on for a few ideas on how you can make your countdown to midnight extra special this New Year’s Eve … more

Food
Get the scoop at HOTA's dreamy ice-cream and entertainment fest
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Get the scoop at HOTA’s dreamy ice-cream and entertainment fest

One might think the pairing of ice-cream and circus make for strange bedfellows, but when you think about it, they make the perfect combo. Gourmet ice-cream and world-class circus acts are both things worth seeking out, while our jaws drop at the sight of inventive displays of performance theatre and inspired culinary creations alike. SCOOP! is a new three-day summertime celebration that is bringing a jam-packed program of cool circus, cabaret and acrobatic performances to HOTA this weekend, serving them up with a sprinkling of decadent desserts, pop-up bars, live music and more. more

Food
Celebrate Christmas early with festive bites, bubbles and beats at The Star's Not So Silent Night
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Celebrate Christmas early with festive bites, bubbles and beats at The Star’s Not So Silent Night

We are mere weeks away from Christmas and the oodles of festive events that come with it – and boy, are we excited. One jolly soiree that should not be missed is Not So Silent Night, which is set to bring merriment and Santa-approved revelry to The Star Gold Coast on Saturday December 12. This ballroom party will kick off the silly season with sublime sips, a four-course feast and live entertainment, so strap in for one lavish affair! more