Food
Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers
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Aussie Artisan Week returns to support local makers and producers

As the majority of the country braves lockdowns, local producers, growers and artisans continue to grapple with the restrictions in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever is a prime time to support our community's makers and that's why the return of Aussie Artisan Week this month is so welcome. Here is the low-down on how you can support your favourite local legends whilst also stocking up on some delicious goodies ... more

Food
Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up on fresh produce at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

With lockdown behind us and a bit more freedom on the cards, we are well and truly excited to explore our great backyard again! If you're itching to get out and about, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim on Saturday August 28. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more

Current Events
This handy website lets you know what’s within 10 km of your house so you can step outside in peace
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This handy website lets you know what’s within 10 km of your house so you can step outside in peace

We're no strangers to a lockdown here in Queensland, but this particular lockdown is stricter than ones before and sometimes new restrictions can be a little bit confusing – especially when it comes to the 10-km rule. If you need to know which shops, parks and essential services are within a 10-km radius of your own home, you’ll be happy to learn that there is a website for that, and it’s called KM From Home. more

Current Events
Southeast Queensland's lockdown extended – here's what you can and can't do under our tightest restrictions yet
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Southeast Queensland’s lockdown extended – here’s what you can and can’t do under our tightest restrictions yet

Eleven of Southeast Queensland's local government areas will remain in lockdown until Sunday August 8 at 4:00 pm, after 13 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases were confirmed this morning, Monday August 2. The Queensland Government has issued tighter lockdown restrictions than ever before, which means the rules from previous lockdowns don't necessarily apply – and we know that can be confusing. Here we breakdown the restrictions roadmap with an easy-to-digest list of what you can and cannot do during lockdown. more

Dance
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

Exhibitions
William Robinson's 16-year creation series to be presented for the first time at HOTA Gallery's second major exhibition
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William Robinson’s 16-year creation series to be presented for the first time at HOTA Gallery’s second major exhibition

Since opening in May, HOTA Gallery's inaugural exhibition SOLID GOLD: Artists from Paradise has wowed countless visitors who have ventured through the doors of the impressive new venue. As the seasons change, so too does the ever-evolving space with the gallery's second major exhibition set to roll out from July 31. The new exhibition, called Lyrical Landscapes: The Art of William Robinson, will celebrate one of Australia's foremost living artists and greatest landscape painters. more


Dance
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

Art
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

Art
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

Music
Sweet tunes and top-notch nosh – Live on The Lawn is heating up your winter evenings
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Sweet tunes and top-notch nosh – Live on The Lawn is heating up your winter evenings

You may have caught the last iteration of the much-loved Live on The Lawn series at The Star Gold Coast's Garden Kitchen & Bar recently before it wrapped up, and if so it's likely you were blown away by the totally free event. Well, freebie-loving friends, there's no need to despair – Live on The Lawn is back for another season! As the sun dips below the horizon, warm up with a sizzling party featuring some of Australia's favourite live acts and DJs. Live on The Lawn will run every Friday through to Sunday from June 18 to August 15 at Garden Kitchen & Bar, with a deliciously refreshing partner – Canadian Club. more

Festival
Weird, wild and wonderful – win the ultimate BLEACH* Festival VIP experience and prize pack
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Weird, wild and wonderful – win the ultimate BLEACH* Festival VIP experience and prize pack

Folks, one of the most exciting events on the Gold Coast’s cultural calendar is almost upon us – BLEACH* Festival is back, baby! This year also happens to be quite a significant one for the beloved arts extravaganza, as it heralds a whole decade of BLEACH* bringing its uniquely coastal-tinted entertainment to our city’s esplanades, vacant blocks, Botanic Gardens and hinterland hideaways. From thought-provoking discussions and literal cliffhanger concerts through to Australian music heavyweights and eye-popping art, this year’s program really isn’t holding back. 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

Exhibitions
European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA
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European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA

For those who haven't conquered the Big Apple (back in the good ol' days when we could cross the Pacific Ocean), The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-tick for one's cultural bucket list. The Met is one of the world's largest and finest art museums and boasts a collection of more than two million works of art spanning 5000 years. For the first time ever, some of these beloved art pieces are making the trip to Brisbane for QAGOMA's European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York exhibition. This is the closest you'll get to gallery-hopping in Manhattan for a little while ... more