Food
Sizzling soirees and seafood spreads – take your festive feast to the next level at The Star
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Sizzling soirees and seafood spreads – take your festive feast to the next level at The Star

It's that time again – time to cast your mind forward to Christmas Day. December 25 may seem far away, but let's be honest – as soon as October rolls around, Christmas is here before you know it. So that you can celebrate with bubbles, bites and great vibes, The Star Gold Coast has upped the ante to offer plenty of festive fun – from ballroom soirees to fine feasts to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. Whether your dream Christmas involves eating your body weight in fresh prawns or a swanky spread at home (without the hassle of cooking), The Star Gold Coast has your Christmas Day covered across its stellar dining (and drinking) destinations. Events are already beginning to book out so you better be quick – when it comes to your merry day, failing to plan is planning to fail. Read on for all of the Christmas Day offers ... more

Theatre
Tackle life’s big questions in Queensland Theatre’s refreshing new play Return to the Dirt
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Tackle life’s big questions in Queensland Theatre’s refreshing new play Return to the Dirt

It seems that Brisbane is coming alive again – there are live gigs aplenty, our city's dining scene is thriving and stage shows are popping up left, right and centre. One such show that's well worth your time and ticket is Return to the Dirt, a new play coming to Queensland Theatre this spring from October 16 to November 6. Imaginative, honest and uplifting, this play will raise some of those usually awkward conversations we tend to avoid about life and death – and delves into what it means to really live in the moment. more

Sport
Level up your spring racing experience at The Perch
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Level up your spring racing experience at The Perch

When it comes to race days, there are always a few different kinds of attendees. There are die-hard race fans who love a flutter and are all about taking in the action on the track, those fabulous folk who are focused on the fashion and of course, those there to enjoy some bevvies and bites with their nearest and dearest. Well, no matter what you're there for, we've got just the spring racing spot for you – The Perch at Aquis Park is where you want to take it alll in. more

Food
Win the ultimate night out at the new-look Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast
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Win the ultimate night out at the new-look Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast

If you’re a Gold Coast local, chances are you have at least one story that involves a wild night at Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast. Since its inception in the 80s, the venue’s dance floor has witnessed the genesis of countless love stories and has set the scene for many hazy, happy memories. The Broadbeach icon has recently undergone a chic transformation, welcoming a new era of fun and an excuse to celebrate. Think live entertainment every weekend, a seriously impressive dance floor sitting underneath a shimmering disco ball, and a sophisticated new bar offering up a killer range of beverages and bites. To celebrate the new-look Atrium Bar, we’ve teamed up with our pals at The Star Gold Coast to give you and five friends a night to remember! One lucky reader will win a private booth for you and five friends at the fresh-faced Atrium Bar at The Star Gold Coast, plus a $300… more

Food
Nab your place at some of the coast's hottest Melbourne Cup parties at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
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Nab your place at some of the coast’s hottest Melbourne Cup parties at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Ordinarily, Tuesdays are the least exciting day of the working week. You're not exactly fresh from the weekend and it's not quite hump day. Melbourne Cup Tuesday, well, that's another story. It's arguably the one day of the year where it is perfectly acceptable (encouraged even) to turn the out of office on, frock up and while away the afternoon with fine fare and buddles before midday – hooray! This year, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is pulling out all the stops for its race-day festivities, from a decadent ball to a refined high tea event. Both events will turn up the glamour with fabulous fashions courtesy of Harbour Town Premium Outlets. more

Exhibitions
Step into the unknown at DARKFIELD SÉANCE
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Step into the unknown at DARKFIELD SÉANCE

If you're the kind of person that gets a thrill out of being, well, thrilled and doesn't mind a touch of the heebie jeebies, get set for the night of frights that is DARKFIELD SÉANCE. This multi-sensory experience is set to get spines tingling as it descends on the coast from October 28. more

Music
Cocktails, Sex & Chocolate – the Atrium Bar has your weekend plans sorted
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Cocktails, Sex & Chocolate – the Atrium Bar has your weekend plans sorted

It's been the backdrop for countless love stories since its opening in 1986, and now the iconic Atrium Bar has turned the page on an exciting new chapter in a fresh location within The Star. If you’re yet to check out the revamped tipple temple, we strongly suggest you put it at the top of your ‘to-do’ list with a sensational line-up of entertainment every Thursday through to Sunday, which includes post-work wines, cocktail-filled catch-ups and wild nights on the dance floor. Read on for the low-down on the line-up … more


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Art
Meet the artists behind the masterpieces at the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail
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Meet the artists behind the masterpieces at the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail

With the weather outlook warm and breezy and our hunger for a weekend getaway more apparent than ever, we think it's time for a dose of cultural goodness. For a substantial helping of eye-catching art and picturesque scenery, take a roadtrip north for Noosa Open Studios, an annual art trail where gifted local artists open the doors to their studios so you can get a behind-the-scenes look into their work – and maybe even find a piece (or two) to take home.  more

Markets
Mega garage sales and plant bargain bonanzas – the must-visit markets happening this spring
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Mega garage sales and plant bargain bonanzas – the must-visit markets happening this spring

As the mercury begins to rise and it's safe again to go outside without all of those extra layers, one of our favourite weekend pastimes become a stroll through the markets. Whether we're window shopping, have a list of must-buys or we're searching for our next sacred personal treasure, markets are a cherished way to discover new things. Sharing our love of weekend activities are the team behind Brisbane MarketPlace, who are gearing up to host not one, but two jam-packed events – the Mega Garage Sale and Plantapalooza. Here's all of the juicy details on both ... more

Art
Top ten must-see sculptures at this year's SWELL Sculpture Festival
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Top ten must-see sculptures at this year’s SWELL Sculpture Festival

It's back, baby! SWELL Sculpture Festival is widely regarded as one of the Queensland's premier art events and it has kicked off for another cracking year! Transforming Currumbin's beautiful beaches and fabulous foreshore into an eclectic open-air gallery, this year the festival features more than 65 different works to celebrate 19 incredible years with a jam-packed line-up of installations, events, art workshops and live music. While we strongly recommend carving out a solid chunk of time to view all of the amazing pieces, if you're pressed for time – here's our pick of ten must-see installations ... more

Art
It's back! Take in Currumbin's annual open-air art gallery at SWELL Sculpture Festival
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It’s back! Take in Currumbin’s annual open-air art gallery at SWELL Sculpture Festival

It's one of the coast's favourite arts festivals and this week the pristine shores of Currumbin Beach will again transform into an open-air art gallery when this year’s SWELL Sculpture Festival kicks off on Friday September 10. The festival is celebrating 19 years of unmissable art and will create a spectacle on the beachfront with a jam-packed line-up of seaside installations, events, art workshops and live music. more

Music
Snacks and sundowners – get set for spring with another season of free live tunes on The Lawn
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Snacks and sundowners – get set for spring with another season of free live tunes on The Lawn

Spring has sprung, which means it's time to pack away The Oodie (deliciously soft wearable blankets, for those who missed the memo) and venture out from hibernation. Thankfully, we needn't travel too far to find a fun time, as The Star Gold Coast has dropped a hot-as-heck line-up of entertainment for its new-season incarnation of Live on The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar. Bevvies, bites and bangers – sounds like a vibe to us! This time around, the festivities are brought to you by Squealing Pig wine – so if you’re fond of a drop, you can enjoy entertainment in Garden Kitchen & Bar every Thursday, and Live on The Lawn from Friday to Sunday from September 2 to October 17. more

Food
Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival
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Regional makers will congregate at Summer Land Camel Farm for the inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival

With the cancellation of the Ekka, country businesses, producers and farmers who use the ten-day event to share with us city dwellers all that is great from rural areas have suffered another blow. To help support our regional mates and enjoy all of the homegrown goodness they have to offer, the folks behind Buy From The Bush have organised an inaugural Buy From The Bush Festival. Clear your calendar on Saturday September 18 as that's when you'll be going on a roadtrip to Summer Land Camel Farm. more

Food
It's the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration
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It’s the most wonderful time of year – especially at this Festive Masquerade Celebration

Here at The Weekend Edition, we're in a limbo-like state – half shocked that the festive season is so rapidly approaching, but also hanging out for a good old-fashioned Christmas shindig. In the whirlwind of the end-of-year wind down, it's easy to overlook the planning stages of your party planning. Luckily, the festive folk at the spiffy new-look JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa have come through with the ultimate end of year bash – its Festive Masquerade Celebration. more

Art
Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the coast
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Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the coast

It can be easy to wander through your day-to-day life without needing to think out of the box – just cruising along and passively taking it all in. Well, the Gold Coast is set to gain a brand-new art pop-up that aims to make attendees think differently about the standard ‘art show’. Mon Abri will be turning art on its head next month at special location in Coolangatta. Here's what you can expect ... more

Current Events
Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions are easing – here's what the new roadmap means for you
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Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions are easing – here’s what the new roadmap means for you

Today, Wednesday August 18, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Southeast Queensland’s coronavirus restrictions will be easing from Friday August 20. A new roadmap has been established with measures to remain in place for the 13 local government areas of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Cairns and Yarrabah. Updated regulations can be confusing, so we’re here again to break down the government’s roadmap to easing coronavirus restrictions in a more digestible format. more

Food
The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!
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The Star is kicking off the festive season with a bang – Not So Silent Night is back, baby!

If you're anything like us, you'll see the calendar tick over to July and start counting down the days until Christmas – it is the most wonderful time of year, after all. There's something truly special about getting dressed up, kicking up your heels and celebrating the silly season in style. Well, the festive folk at The Star Gold Coast agree with this sentiment and are bringing back the much-loved Not So Silent Night for 2021! Keen on flowing bubbles, a decadent dinner and dancing aplenty? Read on, because this is one bougie ball that you won't want to miss. more

Community
Petal power – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Petal power – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

There's no finer way to welcome in spring than with a trip to the vibrant city of Toowoomba for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, which continues to bloom in its 72nd year. Fabulous flora, foodie fun and fantastic tours line this year's carnival, which will be taking over The Garden City from September 1–30. So you know what to pack your calendar with, we have curated our top five events to check out – from dog-friendly dates and food-and-wine fiestas to grand floral parades and pub tours. more