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Froth fests, makers markets and Black Friday savings  – what's on across the coast this weekend
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Froth fests, makers markets and Black Friday savings – what’s on across the coast this weekend

Well, mates, it's time to bust out the Michael Bublé, rock the Mariah Carey t-shirt and deck the halls because the silly season is upon us! The countdown to the big day has begun and things are heating up (literally and figuratively) across this fine city of ours. If you're keen to get out and about this weekend (Thursday November 27 to Sunday November 29), we've compiled a handy guide of happenings. more

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and more feature in HOTA Gallery's inaugural exhibition program
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and more feature in HOTA Gallery’s inaugural exhibition program

HOTA has today unveiled the exciting next chapter in the Gold Coast's cultural evolution following the announcement of HOTA Gallery's inaugural exhibition program, which will be officially open to the public from April 2021. The $60.5-million gallery spans six levels and will be the largest public gallery outside of a capital city in Australia and trust us when we say, the opening line-up is seriously impressive so go ahead and book these dates into your calendar for next year. more

Music
Free Sunday sessions and gold-tier concerts – five must-see Feedback Festival gigs
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Free Sunday sessions and gold-tier concerts – five must-see Feedback Festival gigs

After months of dancing bans and mostly quiet venues, a brand-new live music concept – Feedback Festival – is set to inject a dose of much-needed musical goodness into the Gold Coast. It's all happening over ten spellbinding nights across multiple venues, from Thursday December 3 until Sunday December 13. To get you pumped for some music festival fun, we've hand-picked five not-to-be-missed concerts featuring some stellar local acts. more

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Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star's Caribbean on The Lawn
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Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star’s Caribbean on The Lawn

International travel might be off the cards for this year, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the best parts of our dream holiday destinations right here at home! To help you channel those summer holiday vibes, The Star Gold Coast is throwing a tropical soiree brimming with mouth-watering Caribbean-inspired eats, summer cocktails and roving entertainment. Ready to be transported to an idyllic island escape in your own backyard? Dress to impress and take off to Caribbean on The Lawn, on now until Sunday December 13. more


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Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair's hot-as-heck Black Friday sales
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Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair’s hot-as-heck Black Friday sales

There's no feeling quite like bagging a bargain. It's a sense of smugness wrapped in satisfaction – you know what we're talking about. If you too love scoring a saving, go ahead and clear your calendar from Friday November 27 to Monday November 30 because the annual Black Friday sale is happening at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and trust us when we say, it's going to be big. more

Markets
Spread the local love and hit up the Gold Coast's best Christmas markets
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Spread the local love and hit up the Gold Coast’s best Christmas markets

We won't mince words here (only pies) – it's been a tough year (understatement) so now more than ever before, it's important to shop local as much as possible. When you shop small, an actual person does a little happy dance. In fact, buying from local Christmas markets pretty much generates nothing but positives – you get to pick up unique things that your friends and family will love, as well as supporting local makers and creators with your patronage (and not to mention getting to avoid shopping centre carparks as a sweet little bonus). If you’re searching for presents with a little more heart this year, save this round-up of the Gold Coast's best Christmas markets and cross some names off your nice list. more

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Fur-bulous activities and plenty of cute puppers await at the coast's biggest dog market Paws at the Park
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Fur-bulous activities and plenty of cute puppers await at the coast’s biggest dog market Paws at the Park

Imagine this – you enter a lush field where everywhere you look there are dogs frolicking with tails wagging and big smiles on their faces. You spot labradors, dachshunds, French bulldogs and cavalier king charles – the whole kit and cavoodle. Well this daydream can now be your reality, as Paws at the Park aka the largest dog market event of its kind in Australia is returning to Mudgeeraba Showgrounds. Mark Saturday November 7 in your calendar folks, as this is one adorable event you don't want to miss! more

Current Events
Tasmania reopens its borders to most of Australia – the Queensland coronavirus news you need to know
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Tasmania reopens its borders to most of Australia – the Queensland coronavirus news you need to know

With everything that's happening at the moment, our social-media feeds and news websites are becoming inundated with waves of coronavirus-related information – almost too much to keep up with! To help you stay on top of the most-important announcements, we've put together a regularly updated rundown of the day's top stories – some lighthearted, some a bit more serious, but all worthy pieces of information. more

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From bendy archers to sandy sundowners – five unmissable events at BLEACH* 2020!
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From bendy archers to sandy sundowners – five unmissable events at BLEACH* 2020!

BLEACH* is set to make a triumphant return to the Gold Coast – hurrah! Kicking off on Thursday November 12, the annual arts and cultural event will run for 11 action-packed days, with audiences invited to experience the best of the city through one-of-a-kind contemporary art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and storytelling, with the magic to unfold across three key precincts – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens in Benowa. While the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight, we’ve cherry-picked our top five events for your viewing pleasure. From parties at an abandoned block of houses to acrobatic archers – go ahead and clear your calendar because you definitely won't want to miss these. more

Music
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces
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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra goes digital for brand-new production Ayres & Graces

Concerts are few and far between at the moment – and harder than ever to secure tickets for. That's why Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's special digital premiere of Ayres & Graces has arrived at just the right time, ready to serve up an evening of bewitching sounds straight to your living room on Sunday November 1. Featuring everything from heavenly trio sonatas to intimate chamber music, this is one musical journey you don't want to miss out on. more

Music
Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival
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Put your party hats on – live and loud music returns to the coast courtesy of Feedback Festival

Like most things this year, concerts and music festivals have had to adapt to the new normal. On the not-so-fun side of things, this has seen a few fallen soldiers in the process, with many events cancelled or postponed to a future date. After a few months of radio silence, a brand-new live music concept – Feedback Festival – is set to breathe new life into the Gold Coast music scene. It's all happening over ten firecracker nights, from Thursday December 3 until Sunday December 13. Festival fun is back, baby! more

Art
Beach bars, contortionists and theatre in abandoned houses – BLEACH* Festival's 2020 program is here!
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Beach bars, contortionists and theatre in abandoned houses – BLEACH* Festival’s 2020 program is here!

In a huge boost for the city's arts and culture industry, Placemakers* Gold Coast – the team behind the iconic BLEACH* Festival – has officially revealed a new and reimagined program for the highly anticipated 2020 version of the annual event. Kicking off on Thursday November 12, BLEACH* will run for 11 action-packed days, with audiences invited to experience the best of the city through one-of-a-kind contemporary art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and storytelling, with the magic to unfold across three key precincts – Burleigh Heads, Chevron Island and the Botanic Gardens. more

Music
Some of Australia's best female singer-songwriters to take the stage at HOTA's Supper Club
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Some of Australia’s best female singer-songwriters to take the stage at HOTA’s Supper Club

In a truly unique live-music offering, some of Australia's most renowned female singer-songwriters will be showcasing their sounds in a series of small, intimate shows at HOTA across October and November. Big names like Sarah McLeod and Katie Noonan are part of the all-female line-up at the unmissable Supper Club series, which kicks off with its first event on Saturday October 17 with songstress and piano virtuoso Dami Im. more

Food
Rally the troops for a family friendly outing for the one-off TM Sundays bash at Miami Marketta
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Rally the troops for a family friendly outing for the one-off TM Sundays bash at Miami Marketta

Before kids the world is your oyster. You can go anywhere, anytime with nothing but your phone and wallet. Add one or more little people into the mix and suddenly things change, drastically. You inevitably pack the entire contents of your house and view outings very differently – places you once loved become terrifying cold-sweat inducing experiences and vice versa, places you never even noticed before become havens of solace. If you're in need of an outing that isn't attached to a playground, TM Sundays at Miami Marketta is right up your alley.  more

Art
Get a little handsy at Crockd's Hot n’ Pottered life sculpting event
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Get a little handsy at Crockd’s Hot n’ Pottered life sculpting event

A wise man (okay, Nelly, it was Nelly) once said 'it's getting hot in here' except this time, you won't be the one taking off all of your clothes. Intrigued? Good! Allow us to elaborate. Local pottery legends Crockd are hosting a cheeky life sculpting event that promises to lure you out of your comfort zone to take part in a collective art experience. It's guaranteed to be a real eye-opener, in more ways than one. more