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Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter
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Endless summer – five ways to warm up your weekend in the middle of winter

At the beginning of winter, the mercury dropping is a bit of a novelty – enjoying the crisp mornings and cool evenings is a bit of a treat. By the time July rolls around though, we are aching for a spot in the sunshine with a deliciously summery cocktail in hand. Well, friends, we've got just the thing to ward off the winter blues – a round-up of weekend warmers that you can find on the coast, and all in the one location. more

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It's getting hot in here – The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub unveils its sexy new stage show RIPPED
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It’s getting hot in here – The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub unveils its sexy new stage show RIPPED

Ladies' nights tend to conjure images of seedy clubs, cheap booze and penis straws. If that's not quite your vibe but you are still looking to have a night out with your nearest and dearest indulging in crafted cocktails and cheeky entertainment, The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub's brand-new show RIPPED could be right up your alley. The saucy adults-only spectacular features a bevy of handsome men, aerial acrobatics and moves that would make your nan blush.  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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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang
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Get set to immerse yourself in inflatable installations and floating exhibitions – Brisbane Festival is coming back with a bang

If you can believe it, in two short months it will be September. Although this year seems like it is passing by quicker than you can sing Earth, Wind & Fire’s catchy song, that's not necessarily a bad thing, as the arrival of September means the return of our favourite city-wide fiesta – Brisbane Festival! The beloved celebration will set our city alight from September 3–25 with a thrilling three-week program that is shaping up to be the brightest party yet. From an art-filled boat cruising down Brisbane River and dance performances inside a bubble to much-anticipated stage shows and enchanting gardens full of larger-than-life florals, it doesn't get more weird and wonderful than this. 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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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... 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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Bop to the pops – Britney Spears’ choreographer is hosting a dance class full of Brit's hits
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Bop to the pops – Britney Spears’ choreographer is hosting a dance class full of Brit’s hits

Look, we're not gonna beat around the bush – life in quarantine has got us doing some some strange things. Whether it's attempting to dramatically change our hairstyle à la Britney circa 2007, text our K-Fed-like exes, or the boundless attempts to replicate Britney Spears' iconic dance moves, our lives are starting to mirror our favourite gym-burning pop queen. To help us get a piece of Britney (and get a good sweat sesh in while we're at it), Brit's former choreographer is hosting a virtual pop-song-fuelled dance class. Yep, that's right – it’s time to work, bitch. 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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Get hot and heavy every Friday night with Stingray's all-new Rumba Caliente sessions
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Get hot and heavy every Friday night with Stingray’s all-new Rumba Caliente sessions

How great are Friday nights? There's really no better way to welcome the weekend than with a couple of knock-off cocktails sided with some tasty snacks. Though, sometimes it's good to spice things up and you know, really let your hair down. Enter Stingray Lounge and its new Latin-inspired Friday night session, Rumba Caliente. Prepare to get a little, uh, hot under the collar. more

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Adults-only circus show Infamous announces an extended season in a new location
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Adults-only circus show Infamous announces an extended season in a new location

After a wildly popular five-weeks wowing the crowds in Southport, saucy stage show Infamous has announced a season extension – and it's relocating. Following its final show at Broadwater Parklands last Sunday, the Spiegel Big Top is currently being relocated to its new home – the Italo-Australian Club in Clear Island Waters – with shows to commence from Friday August 24. more

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Bust a move at HOTA's Dancing on the Green
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Bust a move at HOTA’s Dancing on the Green

When was the last time you had a good dance? Like a really heart-rate raising, booty shaking, goofy-grin inducing (sober) dance? Last night? Last month? Can't remember? No matter when it was, it's high time you let loose and get a groove on, and lucky for you we have just the event! Every month, you're invited to cut some sweet shapes at a series of free sunset dance sessions hosted on the lawn at HOTA. There'll be good vibes galore as you unleash your finest amongst an audience of like-minded dance enthusiasts at Dancing on the Green. more

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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two
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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week Two

Wow, what a week! Festival 2018 has well and truly delivered the goods, from culinary celebrations to colourful cultural displays and contortionism – we've seen it all! If you're yet to venture in to check out all of the action, there's plenty still to come across all areas of the Gold Coast. Hold onto your hats folks because week two is set to be jam-packed with fun things to see and do, here is our pick of top five must-see events from April 9 to 14. more

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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week One
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Top five things to see and do at Festival 2018 Week One

It's been hailed the most ambitious multi-day festival the Gold Coast has ever seen and it's finally here! Festival 2018 kicks off on Wednesday April 4 and brings with it a culinary and cultural smorgasbord of things to see and do, from wandering maze-like sculptures to marvelling at the physicality and power of contemporary Australian circus. With so much happening around the coast, it's easy to get overwhelmed and miss something so we thought we'd do you a solid and round-up our top five must-see events in week one (from April 4 to 8). more

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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018
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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, our fine city is gearing up for one the most pivotal years in its history. Just when we thought we couldn't cram any more excitement into the first half of 2018, the talented crew behind Bleach* Festival drops its most genre-bending and ambitious program ever. The 18 days of action kicks off on Thursday March 29 – here's what's in store. more

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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it's BIG
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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it’s BIG

Hold on to your hats folks, things are about to get next-level across our fine city. With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner (April 4–15, in case you've been living under a giant rock), excitement is buzzing, and it just went up a notch with the announcement of the Festival 2018 program, which will feature a spectacular line-up of more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in more than 28 locations across the city for 12 action-packed days. more

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Experience the stunning secrets of a lost civilisation with Shen Yun
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Experience the stunning secrets of a lost civilisation with Shen Yun

There are few places on Earth with as rich a history as China – from its ancient architecture to the intricate cultural practices of its people, this country and its secrets continue to inspire and fascinate those who observe from the outside. You may not know it, but much of China’s traditional culture has been silenced since the Communist Party came into power – the government saw the arts as a threat to its position as leaders. Thankfully, there are artists out there who are passionate about restoring this culture. On January 20 and 21, you can witness the magic of Shen Yun at The Arts Centre Gold Coast as they share their story through the power of dance. more