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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 were hoping for a quiet weekend, then think again – there is so much happening across all corners of the Gold Coast and you won't want to miss any of the action! From ice-cream festivals to drag shows, speed dating and rock concerts, here's a run-down of what's on this weekend. Enjoy, pals! more

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Flying solo – top things to eat, see and do for those wanting to nail the single life this summer
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Flying solo – top things to eat, see and do for those wanting to nail the single life this summer

Living the solo life ain't that bad. Think about it – no kids, no significant other, no worries. Look, instead of focusing on what you don't have, let's shine the light on what you do have – time. Being time rich is truly the pinnacle, but there's an art to nailing the hours you've got spare. That's where we come in. In the spirit of maximising your independence, we've teamed up with the fun folk at Smith Collective, the coast's innovative new rental community and retail hub, to give you some ideas on how to really nail the single life on the Gold Coast this summer. more

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Step outside the square – the coast's best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with
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Step outside the square – the coast’s best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with

Live your best life. Now, that's a set of words that are thrown around a lot these days, but how many of us actually do live our best lives? When the time comes that you stumble across your significant other, you're kind of expected to settle down, buy a house, save whatever little money is left after mortgage repayments and, you know, just generally scale back our lives completely to prepare for the future. Sound familiar? Well, the folks at Smith Collective, the coast's revolutionary new rental community, want to flip the script on 'adulting' for couples. We're in the know (it's our job), so Smith Collective teamed up with yours truly to let you know all about the best upcoming events and must-do foodie experiences across the Gold Coast. Forget Netflix and toasties on the couch – this is how you do it. more

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Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek
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Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek

If you have ears, treat them to two whole days of (free) live music at Buskers by the Creek this weekend. Now in its fifth year, the wildly popular event will be taking over Winders Park in Currumbin on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14, featuring more than 300 talented singers, musicians and performers across 16 different stages. Oh, and there will also be a floating bar in the creek. That's right – an actual floating bar. more


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Shakafest announces a new location and drops its 2018 line-up
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Shakafest announces a new location and drops its 2018 line-up

Get ready to rage – Shakafest is back for its third year, and boy it's going to be big. Normally held at the Miami Shark Bar, the live-music festival will be relocating north to Southport's Broadwater Parklands for the first time this year, bringing together some of the nation's best rock and hip-hop acts for a one-day party in the sun on Saturday November 24. more

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Soak up the nostalgic vibes at Cooly Rocks On this June
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Soak up the nostalgic vibes at Cooly Rocks On this June

The rock and rockabilly vibes will be in full swing this June as Coolangatta prepares for the 2018 instalment of Cooly Rocks On. Held from June 6–10, the renowned beachside festival will showcase a jam-packed five-day program of hot rods, live rock 'n roll music, dancing and good old-fashioned fun.  more

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From virtual reality to celeb stalking – our pick of must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival
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From virtual reality to celeb stalking – our pick of must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival

With all of the commotion happening in and around the Gold Coast right now, you'd be forgiven for missing the memo that the 16th annual Gold Coast Film Festival rolls into town from April 17 through to April 29. This year's jam-packed program offers everything from floating cinemas to award-winning short films and for the first time, virtual reality experiences. Strap yourselves in film buffs, here is our pick of top five must-see events at the 2018 Gold Coast Film Festival. 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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From aerial yoga to freestyle basketball – what's in store at Festival 2018's Broadbeach Roundabout Stage
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From aerial yoga to freestyle basketball – what’s in store at Festival 2018’s Broadbeach Roundabout Stage

Get set, Gold Coast – the Commonwealth Games are finally here! Now, you've probably heard that the magic will extend well beyond the sporting fields, stadiums and swimming pools, thanks to a killer program of arts and cultural events called Festival 2018. We know it can be a lot to take in – last week we nutted out the happenings on the Main Stage in Surfers Paradise, and this week we've got the low-down on the Roundabout Stage in the heart of Broadbeach. Here's what to expect. more