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

If you're a little bummed about heading back to work, here's the silver lining – it's smack-bang in the middle of summer, which means your weekends will be filled with sunshine and fun times! From food trucks to Magic Millions and twilight markets, here's what's happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. more

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From electrifying athleticism to indigenous magic – five unmissable events at The Gold Coast Arts Centre this year
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From electrifying athleticism to indigenous magic – five unmissable events at The Gold Coast Arts Centre this year

Something big is brewing on the Gold Coast. It involves electrifying athleticism, musical gems, a hint of mayhem, soul-stirring stories and a helluva lot of string. Intrigued? You should be! The Arts Centre Gold Coast's 2018 season has been bubbling under the surface for while – but we decided it was time to lift the lid and expose some of the mind-blowing cultural goodness that awaits you this year. The arts and culture hub has combined 40,000 years of indigenous culture, added a splash emotion-driven contemporary dance, stirred in a 52-person ensemble and sprinkled on some theatrical madness to create this year's line-up. Here are our top picks ... more

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Get into the festive spirit at this waterside Christmas wonderland
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Get into the festive spirit at this waterside Christmas wonderland

Christmas means many different things to all of us, but there are a few points we can agree on that make it such a special time of year. It’s coming together to celebrate with our nearest and dearest, a reminder that the spirit of giving is important, and (of course) a wonderful excuse to eat a large amount of delicious food. One place that ties these crucial elements together perfectly is Sanctuary Cove. From Monday December 11 to Friday December 15, the luxury master-planned community will be overtaken with jolly vibes and loads of free family-friendly fun for A Sanctuary Cove Christmas. more

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The Arts Centre Gold Coast raises the curtain to reveal its stellar 2018 season
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The Arts Centre Gold Coast raises the curtain to reveal its stellar 2018 season

It's been a shining, shimmering, action-packed year of live theatre, arts, exhibitions, cabarets and all sorts of cultural goodness at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. While we've all been continually swept off our feet this year by the arts precinct's sights and sounds, even bigger things have been bubbling away under the surface. Well, wait no more – the curtain has now been raised to reveal what's in store for the year ahead. Let's just say 2018 is going to be a show stopper. more

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Enjoy a not-so-silent night under the stars at the 2017 Mayor's Christmas Carols
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Enjoy a not-so-silent night under the stars at the 2017 Mayor’s Christmas Carols

It's official –  December is upon us and the Christmas countdown has begun! You know what that means, don't you? The Christmas tree goes up, the credit cards begin to run hot and Mariah Carey's Christmas album gets put on repeat (we know you all do it). If, like us, you're bursting at the seams with excitement that it's now that time of year where it's socially acceptable to blast the festive tunes, then you'll want to pull out the picnic rug for a not-so-silent night at the Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast on Saturday December 2. more


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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Hey readers, guess what? We really love you. You know what else we love? Dressing up. And while we know it’s more of an American thing, we’re not afraid to admit that Halloween excites us. Who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up and scare strangers? So to celebrate our love of you and Halloween, and considering how much you loved it last year, running our biggest giveaway ever ... again! more

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Flavours of Metro spills onto the streets of Southport with food, fun and live concerts
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Flavours of Metro spills onto the streets of Southport with food, fun and live concerts

It's time to open up your wardrobe and dust off the party pants – because the Flavours of Metro street party is back, baby! On Saturday October 7, Southport will come alive as the colourful event spills onto the Chinatown precinct for one jam-packed afternoon of mouth-watering international cuisine, live concerts, and non-stop entertainment. After all, who doesn't love a sunset street party in the middle of spring? more

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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day
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Help your furry friends by feasting this RSPCA Cupcake Day

Let’s be real, our lives would be terrible without animals – the joy a pet can bring cannot be quantified. The only thing that could possibly compare to the feeling of patting a happy puppy is eating some scrumptious cupcakes, which is why the RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is such an important event. It’s time to get your bake on, invite some friends around and raise funds to help rescue and rehabilitate the thousands of animals that the RSPCA shelters yearly. more

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Get set to shine bright as GLOW lights up the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct
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Get set to shine bright as GLOW lights up the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

If illuminated art, virtual reality, glow-in-the-dark yoga, silent discos, lasers shows and live music sounds like your perfect night out, then you'd best prepare yourself for a sensory overload and head to GLOW this Saturday July 8. As the sun goes down, the skies above the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will light up, as the city's annual (and free!) after-dark digital art, light, water and laser experience takes over Evandale Lake for one night only. more

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We’ve just launched another huge giveaway game – just because we love you
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We’ve just launched another huge giveaway game – just because we love you

The look of love is in our eyes and we're looking right at you, dear readers. It's true – we really, truly love you. That's why from February 14 – Valentine's Day, in case you forgot – until Thursday February 16, we're showering you with gifts. Forget the mushy cards and long-stemmed roses, we're giving you the opportunity to take part in another huge giveaway game so you can share the love. Note: if you haven’t yet found all of the candy hearts, we’ve made it easier for you! Keep searching – the more you find, the more chances you have to win. more

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The round up: where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast
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The round up: where to celebrate Australia Day on the Gold Coast

Okay mates, it's that time of year again – Australia Day is upon us. Now, this year it's on a Thursday, which kind of throws us working folk into a mid-week spin, but hey – it's that one day of the year where we can ditch work and really glow with national pride. Some of us like to celebrate with a Milton mango in hand, others dust off the Akubra's and head to the beach. However you roll, we've put together a bloody handy list of events across the Gold Coast where you can celebrate Australia Day in 2017. more

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Let your hair down and run wild at Pacific Fair
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Let your hair down and run wild at Pacific Fair

Things are getting a little bit wild at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre this January. If you noticed a few growling noises and rumbles in the jungle during your shopping adventures, it's not your stomach (it's really not) – it's a fun new concept called Run Wild that is bringing the centre to life by day and night. more