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The Star Carla from Bankstown
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Drag queen glow-ups, mouth-watering meals and crackling fire pits – add these unmissable events to your calendar

After battling through the rain and chilly temps of the past few months, we are happy to report that we are on the home stretch of winter! As the beginning of August laps at our shores, the cooler days are expected to linger for a little longer. Luckily for us, The Star Gold Coast has a super-charged event schedule planned for August and September and is prepping for a cracking few weeks of music, comedy, food and sport. From super drag spectaculars to laughs around the fire pit with your pals and Saturdays spent sipping Bellinis, here are some happenings to schedule into your calendar for the next few months ... more

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Comedy superstar Joel Creasey is bringing the (free) laughs to Atrium Bar
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Comedy superstar Joel Creasey is bringing the (free) laughs to Atrium Bar

Are you in desperate need of an endorphin hit, love supporting local talent and enjoy stand-up comedy? If you answered yes to any of the above, then boy, oh boy, do we have some good news for you! Let off some steam with a good belly laugh, as comedy superstar Joel Creasey is swinging by The Star on Wednesday August 3, inviting local rising LGBTQIA+ stand-up stars to claim their time in the spotlight while auditioning for his Camp Comedy show in 2023. more

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BLEACH* Festival 2022
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From First Nations feasts to late-night secrets and sonic Sunday soirees – our top picks for BLEACH* Festival in 2022

After almost two years of waiting, BLEACH* Festival is preparing to light up the Gold Coast with carefully curated creativity and performances over 11 days in August. From August 11-21, Gold Coast locals are encouraged to celebrate and support an ever-talented collective of artists, singers, performers and musicians as they take over beachside esplanades, botanic gardens and hinterland hideaways. With more than 233 artists, 94 performances and 36 events lined up on the program, there is bound to be something to satisfy every creative appetite. If you're a little stuck on what to attend, fear not! We have combed through the program and plucked out a few highlights worthy of pencilling into your calendar for BLEACH* in 2022.  more

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BLEACH* Festival 2022
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Culture-soaked creativity and expert storytellers bring BLEACH* Festival’s 2022 program to life

Unless you're new to the coast or have been living under a rock, you're probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren't, well, allow us – BLEACH* is the Gold Coast's premier arts and cultural festival that proudly and passionately champions the incredible artists and performers that make up the tapestry of our shining city. BLEACH* has been no stranger to COVID-related cancellations and, much to the dismay of everyone on the Gold Coast, last year's festival took a hit. Luckily for us, BLEACH* is back, better than ever and is here to celebrate its 11-year milestone by transforming beachside esplanades, botanic gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for spine-tingling and thought-provoking experiences from August 11-21. We recommend clearing your calendar because the 11-day program has just been released and is packed with a bounty of events and… more

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Caloundra
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Laneways, laughs and local gems – spend a long weekend in Caloundra for the hilarious That’s Not My Dog! festival

With June upon us and the middle of the year nigh, many of us will be craving a little escape. While an extended holiday may not be possible until Christmas, a long weekend here and there is definitely on the cards. That's Not My Dog! comedy festival is serving you with the perfect excuse to apply for some leave – or chuck a sneaky sickie – and head up north to enjoy three days of laughs, good food and plenty of sunshine in Caloundra. While we're sure you don't need any convincing, we've gone to the trouble of curating the perfect long weekend itinerary so that you can soak up the sun, sample the local brews and bites, take in the scenery and enjoy some classic Aussie comedy. more

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Blanc de Blanc Encore
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Champagne-soaked and covered in glitter – Blanc de Blanc Encore will leave you gasping for more

What do you get when you cross the hedonistic opulence of Great Gatsby's extravagant parties and the glamorous debauchery of vintage French cabaret? Why Blanc de Blanc Encore, of course! After finishing up their record-breaking seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Fringe and Newcastle, the glitter-covered cast of Blanc de Blanc Encore are hitting the Gold Coast for a limited season at the Spiegeltent in the Broadwater Parklands. If you've never heard of this intoxicating cabaret before, then your world is about to become a whole lot raunchier. With a ticket to the Spiegeltent, you're in for a night of champagne-soaked splendour that will leave you craving more. more

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Maho Magic Bar
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Part show, part bar, 100-percent magic – Maho Magic Bar is here to surprise and delight your senses

Pick a card, any card. Remember the number, now put it back in the deck ... while we have no idea what card you pulled out, we can point you in the direction of some fine magicians that will wow you with plenty of close-up magic tricks and leave you rubbing your eyes in wonder. If you like your cocktails served with a side of magic and neon-lit charm, then pull up a seat at the Maho Magic Bar and prepare for a night that will surprise and delight your senses. Straight from the streets of Tokyo, the Magic Makers from Maho Magic Bar are hitting the Gold Coast for a limited time and are ready to serve up delicious drinks and mystifying magic tricks. more

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Comedy's finest are uniting for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival
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Comedy’s finest are uniting for the knee-slapping GC Laughs Festival

After the year(s) we've had, we could probably all do with a solid knee-slapping belly laugh. Thankfully for us, the week-long GC Laughs Festival is making a triumphant return to HOTA this March and it's armed with a stacked bill of comedic heavyweights and homegrown hilarity. Held from March 12–20, the sensational showcase will deliver six nights of non-stop laughs. more


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Raunchy rides and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021
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Raunchy rides and cliffside concerts – five must-see events at BLEACH* Festival 2021

Ready your glad rags – BLEACH* Festival is back and she's ready to party! This year, the city's pre-eminent multi-day arts and cultural event is celebrating its impressive ten-year milestone with a jam-packed program of art, live music, cabaret, theatre, dance and stories across three main hubs including Burleigh Heads, Southport and Mudgeeraba. As an extra-special treat, there will also be performances in the cultural corridors of HOTA and Dust Temple in Currumbin. This year's festival runs from August 12–22 and whilst we firmly believe the entire festival program is well and truly worthy of the spotlight (you can check that out here), we’ve cherry-picked some of our must-see events for your viewing pleasure. more

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Giddy up for a night of decadent debauchery with adults-only circus cabaret show INFAMOUS
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Giddy up for a night of decadent debauchery with adults-only circus cabaret show INFAMOUS

Get ready to enter the pleasure dome, Gold Coast – INFAMOUS is back and it's bigger, cheekier and even more jaw-dropping than ever before! Shaking up an intoxicating elixir of circus and risqué cabaret, the saucy adults-only stage show and its delightfully extravagant Spiegel Big Top is rolling into the Broadwater Parklands from Friday June 18 to Sunday August 8 to deliver night-after-night of wild debauchery, sass and even a Wheel of Death. Intrigued? You definitely should be. Read on for all of the juicy details ... more

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HOTA's new Fireside events series to light up your winter nights this July
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HOTA’s new Fireside events series to light up your winter nights this July

After months of virtual concerts, live-streamed ballet lessons and 80s-themed lounge-room workouts, we're thrilled to bring you news of Fireside, a month-long series of events happening at HOTA this July. Yes, we're talking actual events with actual people, real performers, live music, food, drinks and a helluva lot of fun. It's time to pack away the loungewear, folks – July just got a whole lot better. more

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Bleach* Festival celebrates the Gold Coast's unique artistic culture with a jam-packed 2019 program
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Bleach* Festival celebrates the Gold Coast’s unique artistic culture with a jam-packed 2019 program

Giving us something truly awesome to look forward to, the crew behind Bleach* Festival have unveiled a 2019 program that promises to be the premier arts and cultural event’s most captivating yet. The eighth annual festival runs from April 17–28 and celebrates the Gold Coast's unique culture with a schedule that spans large-scale opera, award-winning dance, eye-popping cabaret, free live music, a thought provoking political swimming carnival and a thrilling drive-in with a difference – and it doesn't stop there! more

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Five unmissable events happening at The Star Gold Coast that you need to know about
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Five unmissable events happening at The Star Gold Coast that you need to know about

It's time to start planning your social calendar for 2019 – and trust us, the first half will fill up very quickly. There's a lot of action happening at The Star Gold Coast in 2019, so we hand picked some killer events coming up that you really need to know about. World-class shows like this sell out, so consider this a friendly warning (you're welcome) to sort tickets out sooner rather than later. more