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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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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 and party trackside at Robina Pavilion's Gold Coast Show Race Day
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Giddy up and party trackside at Robina Pavilion’s Gold Coast Show Race Day

In case you missed the memo, the Gold Coast Show long weekend has been locked in for Friday August 27. If you’re keen to trade rides and dagwood dogs for a decadent day of bubbles, gourmet bites and live tunes by some of the Gold Coast’s finest, we have just the ticket. Robina Pavilion is heading trackside to host a VIP lawn party, so go ahead and rally your crew. 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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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

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Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star's multi-event New Year's Eve soiree is set to dazzle
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Sophisticated feasts to dreamy picnics – The Star’s multi-event New Year’s Eve soiree is set to dazzle

Okay, let's get serious for just one moment – New Year's Eve is just around the corner, and we all know that failing to plan is planning to fail. This year, The Star Gold Coast is, in true style, going all out to welcome the arrival of 2020! This is where you'll find some of the city's most glamorous events and delicious feasts – and it's all happening under one roof! There's a lot of choice, so here's a rundown of what's on at The Star this New Year's Eve to give you a helping hand. more


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Get your freak on – five killer Halloween events happening on the Gold Coast this year
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Get your freak on – five killer Halloween events happening on the Gold Coast this year

Pals, it's that time of year again – Halloween is upon us! This year it falls on Thursday October 31, which means if you don't have a cool boss like ours, then you probably won't be able to wear your zombie-bride outfit to work. Luckily there are plenty of spooky soirees happening after dark to satisfy your creepy side! Need a hand planning your night of freaky fun? Here are five killer Halloween events to hit across the Gold Coast. more

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Enjoy bottomless booze and spooky snacks at Aviary's ‘Til Death Do Us Party Halloween bash
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Enjoy bottomless booze and spooky snacks at Aviary’s ‘Til Death Do Us Party Halloween bash

While we've borrowed the tradition from our American friends (thanks guys), Halloween is a truly great time of year – and it's not just the trick-or-treating kids that get to have all of the fun. If you're looking to get into the spooky spirit(s) this year, then gather your ghouls and head to 'Til Death Do Us Party – a killer Halloween bash that's taking over Aviary Rooftop Bar in Southport on Thursday October 31. more

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‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast's Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer
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‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast’s Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer

We don't want to make you panic (actually, we do – it's time to hustle) but just so you know, Christmas is quite literally around the corner. If you've been allocated the task of organising the Christmas party for your work family, real-life family or extended group of friends, and are quivering under the pressure of delivering something memorable, fun and delicious, we're here to help. Well, actually the team at voco Gold Coast are the ones helping you – we're just here to give you a heads up so you can nail it. more

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Behold, The Fountain of Goose – a vodka fountain is popping up on the Gold Coast this October
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Behold, The Fountain of Goose – a vodka fountain is popping up on the Gold Coast this October

Sitting around the edge of a glorious marble fountain, tossing a coin in for good luck and sipping spritzes in the street is the kind of situation reserved for dreamy European holidays. So, what if we told you that you could be sitting on a deck chair in the sunshine sipping cocktails in a French Riviera-themed setting right here on the Gold Coast? Plus, what if we told you that cocktail was free and was being served to you from a vodka bar within a giant, custom-built fountain? We're not pulling your leg, this is actually happening. more

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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days
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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days

When summer rolls around, an air of excitement always hits. There's a little extra spring in your step and the cheer stretches from ear to ear – and it's all in anticipation of the year's end and being able to spend time with family and friends. From December 1–15, HOTA is capturing the thrill of spending summer 'at home' on the Gold Coast by hosting one of the biggest event series' the arts and culture precinct has ever seen. Staying put this summer? You'll be glad you did. more

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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood's annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone
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Beers, bites and beats – venture south to Stone & Wood’s annual brewery party, Festival of the Stone

Fresh beer, food trucks and live music – is there a better combination? We think not. If you're keen to get stuck into all three, then make sure you've got Saturday June 8 in your diary – because Byron Bay's Festival of the Stone is back and you need to be there! The wildly popular festival, put on by craft-beer wizards Stone & Wood, is set to be bigger and better in 2019, with the sell-out event to be held for the first time at the newly opened Stone & Wood brewery in Byron Bay. more

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Let the rosé flow – enjoy bottomless sips at Blush Sundays at The Collective
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Let the rosé flow – enjoy bottomless sips at Blush Sundays at The Collective

We're all about Sunday sessions – it's how you cap off the weekend in style while temporarily avoiding the fact that Monday is looming. Sure, summer might be over, but things are just starting to heat up down at The Collective in Palm Beach, with the popular multi-level venue launching its new pink-hued weekly Sunday session, Blush Sundays. We have one word for you – bottomless. more

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Say au revoir to 2018 at QT's lavish French-themed New Year's Eve soiree
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Say au revoir to 2018 at QT’s lavish French-themed New Year’s Eve soiree

When you spend New Year's Eve in Paris, there's a wondrous sense of magic in the air. This year, boutique hotel QT is bringing the magic and style of witnessing the clock strike midnight under the Eiffel Tower back to the Gold Coast with a spectacular French-themed soiree, spanning across three (yes, three!) lavish events. From fine feasts to real bubbles, this is set to be the ultimate Parisian affair. more

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Start '19 at Nineteen – splash and sip in the sunshine at Nineteen's New Year's Day poolside affair
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Start ’19 at Nineteen – splash and sip in the sunshine at Nineteen’s New Year’s Day poolside affair

The end of 2018 is near, and while we're all firming up plans for our New Year's Eve celebrations, we're going to throw another must-do soiree at you – Nineteen at The Star's Riviera New Year's Day event. That's right, New Year's Day. If you're up for something a little different this year, then why not carry on the celebrations and ring in 2019 in the sunshine at Nineteen. 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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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