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Froth fests, makers markets and Black Friday savings  – what's on across the coast this weekend
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Froth fests, makers markets and Black Friday savings – what’s on across the coast this weekend

Well, mates, it's time to bust out the Michael Bublé, rock the Mariah Carey t-shirt and deck the halls because the silly season is upon us! The countdown to the big day has begun and things are heating up (literally and figuratively) across this fine city of ours. If you're keen to get out and about this weekend (Thursday November 27 to Sunday November 29), we've compiled a handy guide of happenings. 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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Double trouble – this thrilling audio game puts you head-to-head with a look-alike imposter
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Double trouble – this thrilling audio game puts you head-to-head with a look-alike imposter

Imagine this – you're home alone with your beloved family member when they start acting a little strangely. Maybe they just don't seem like themselves. One thing is for sure – something is definitely off, but you can't quite put your finger on it. This is the concept behind the hair-raising at-home audio experience, Double, which pits players against their loved ones in a race to find out who is the imposter. 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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HOTA announces Rage Against The V(irus) Artist Fund for Gold Coast creatives
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HOTA announces Rage Against The V(irus) Artist Fund for Gold Coast creatives

While HOTA – the Gold Coast's own Home of the Arts – may be temporarily closed, the team is still working tirelessly to help the city's arts industry and creative communities navigate their way through these challenging times. This week, HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke announced Rage Against The V(irus) Artist Fund – an initiative designed to turn downtime into a spark for innovation, using digital technology as the medium. more

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MAMMA MIA! Here we go again – smash hit musical coming to the Gold Coast
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MAMMA MIA! Here we go again – smash hit musical coming to the Gold Coast

Please note that this event has been postponed. We will do our best to keep you updated with the most current information. The global phenomenon that is MAMMA MIA! The Musical is (finally!) coming to the Gold Coast and be still our ABBA-loving hearts. Presented by renowned Australian production company Matt Ward Entertainment, this exciting rendition of Catherine Johnson’s classic tale invites you to fall in love all over again and get swept up in the romance, heartbreak and drama of this much-loved musical. more


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The cat's out of the bag – Secret Broadway is coming to the coast in 2020
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The cat’s out of the bag – Secret Broadway is coming to the coast in 2020

In what could arguably be one of the best worst-kept secrets around town, Secret Broadway is coming to the coast! No longer must musical-theatre lovers have to make the trek up the M1 to get a fix of fabulous because it's all happening right here at HOTA. Secret Broadway kicks off on Saturday February 22 with a musical mash-up that you are definitely not going to want to miss! more

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Award-winning cabaret Yummy Deluxe to bring glitz, glam and drag to the Gold Coast
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Award-winning cabaret Yummy Deluxe to bring glitz, glam and drag to the Gold Coast

Feathers, glitter and impossibly high heels. Eccentrically painted faces and barely clothed bodies. There is something undeniably alluring and utterly impressive about cabaret shows and recent years have seen an influx of burlesque-style performances gracing stages in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. If consider yourself enticed by these particular exhibitions, then you won't want to miss Yummy Deluxe – a brand-new cabaret show hitting HOTA this January. more

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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Queensland for the first time
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Throw your horns up – School of Rock brings its musical mayhem to Queensland for the first time

Let’s be honest – even if you’re not the most musically talented individual, most of us at some point have dreamed of living the rockstar life. Touring the world, legions of adoring fans and looking like a badass all in the name of your job sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? Well in the immortal words of AC/DC, it turns out that it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll – and sometimes you need to enlist the help of a few pint-sized pals to help you on your way. If you’ve ever caught yourself fantasising about a life on the stage, listen up – School of Rock is hitting QPAC from July 12 with a tidal wave of humour, cheek and true rock’n’roll soul. more

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If these walls could talk – NORPA's Dreamland to bring a country hall to life in the Byron Bay hinterland
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If these walls could talk – NORPA’s Dreamland to bring a country hall to life in the Byron Bay hinterland

When it comes to traditional theatre shows, we're used to witnessing the magic in auditoriums, theatre stages, music halls or the like. This May, the walls of a small country hall in the Byron Bay hinterland will come to life through an unmissable site-specific original production from regional theatre company, Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA).  more

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From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year
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From transcendent requiems to ARIA Award-winning performers – five unmissable events at Bleach* Festival this year

Bleach* Festival is back again with a thrilling site-specific contemporary arts and culture program, featuring everything from incredible art installations to breathtaking live productions and goosebump-worthy music performances. From April 17–28, the Gold Coast will be fully immersed in all-things Bleach*, and while the entire festival program is worthy of the spotlight, we’ve picked out our top five events not to miss. From huge choral ensembles through to live theatre performances witnessed from the comfort of your own car, take a look below to see our favourites for this year’s festival. more

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Strut & Fret reveals a star-studded program for The Spiegeltent Gold Coast
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Strut & Fret reveals a star-studded program for The Spiegeltent Gold Coast

From April 17 to May 12, the city will be graced with the presence of The Spiegeltent Gold Coast – a spectacular entertainment venue that will be erected in the heart of Broadbeach, playing host to a star-studded program of performances. Renowned production house Strut & Fret (the insanely talented team who brought us Blanc de Blanc) has just dropped the line-up of acts, featuring some of the biggest names in music, cabaret, comedy and theatre. Here's what you need to know. 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

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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