Party off the track at The Star when Magic Millions races into town
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Party off the track at The Star when Magic Millions races into town

This summer is jam-packed with hot-to-trot happenings – and you could say we are just a little bit excited. One event that is guaranteed to get 2021 off to a sensational start is The Star Gold Coast’s Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday, which is returning to Broadbeach on Saturday January 16 with a sizzling showcase of heart-pumping action, killer entertainment and dazzling dining packages. Saddle up for a good time and read on for a sneak peek of what's in store ... more

Food
World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland
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World-renowned chef, author and much-loved foodie Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Queensland

While we may have been starved of events this year, 2021 is set to simulate our senses with a calendar jam-packed with tempting offerings. In event news that is sure to get tongues wagging, worldwide culinary sensation Yotam Ottolenghi has announced he will be touring Australia next year. With Yotam promising to spill some coveted cooking tips and industry stories, you can bank on this being one spicy session. more

Exhibitions
Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer
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Froth fests, ice-cream and cabaret and French-themed soirees – five unmissable events to save your summer

This year may have robbed us of many of our favourite pastimes, but live music, foodie festivals and exhibitions are coming back in 2021 with a vengeance and we couldn't be happier. Never again will we take life's simple pleasures like catching a live gig or meeting with mates for a beer for granted. With that in mind, here are five unmissable events to add to your calendar immediately. more

Exhibitions
Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel
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Turn your scorn into art at QT’s curious new interactive museum Heartbreak Hotel

Everyone deals with break-ups differently – some of us mainline ice-cream, some of us watch The Notebook on repeat, some of us cyber-stalk our exes with a precision that would make ASIO proud and some of us set fire to every earthly possession that our lover has left behind. There are no hard and fast rules for mourning the end of a relationship, but there is a certain catharsis that comes from ridding yourself of everything that reminds you of your past paramour. Turning the concept of “filling a garbage bag with your ex’s stuff and literally dumping it on the street” into art is QT Hotel – because the reverse-cupids there have cooked up a concept designed to help you heal (but make it cute). Introducing Heartbreak Hotel, a pop-up exhibition where you can submit your relationship relics in the name of documenting love lost. more

Food
Mediterranean eats and beach-club beats – take a summer holiday to the French Riviera at The Star
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Mediterranean eats and beach-club beats – take a summer holiday to the French Riviera at The Star

Wouldn't it be nice to laze around on a yacht sailing the French Riviera? Although we may have to wait a little bit longer before we jet to Europe, that doesn't mean that we can't enjoy all of the luxuries that an intercontinental holiday affords. Enter The Star Gold Coast, the Broadbeach favourite that is transporting revellers to the French Riviera this summer. Over one fun-filled month, The Lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar will be transformed into a coastal paradise – think top-tier cocktails, classic Mediterranean eats and European beach-club vibes. Basically all of the fun without the pricey plane fare! more

Food
Treat yourself to plant-based sweets and sips at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea
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Treat yourself to plant-based sweets and sips at Aviary Rooftop Bar’s Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea

If you ask us, one of the funnest ways you can spend your weekend is at a bottomless brunch. Unfortunately a lot of the time, our plant-based mates are left with very few options when it comes to what they can sip and snack on. This is no longer the case, vegan friends, as there is a new boozy brunch on the cards this summer. Put a reminder for Saturday January 16 in your calendar and prepare to graze and taste tipples 'til your heart's (or tummy's) content at Aviary Rooftop Bar's Vegan Bottomless Brunch High Tea. more

Food
Picnics under the stars and sunset rooftop parties – celebrate New Year's Eve at The Star
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Picnics under the stars and sunset rooftop parties – celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Star

This very weird year is almost over, folks! If you're ready to usher in 2021 in spectacular fashion (because let’s be honest, if ever there was a year to be a total baller on New Year's Eve, this is it), we know just the place – The Star Gold Coast! To help you celebrate in style, the Broadbeach favourite is dishing up a smorgasbord of things to see, do and devour, from pretty picnics on the lawn through to sophisticated sunset soirees and mouth-watering Italian spreads. Read on for a few ideas on how you can make your countdown to midnight extra special this New Year’s Eve … more


Food
Get the scoop at HOTA's dreamy ice-cream and entertainment fest
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Get the scoop at HOTA’s dreamy ice-cream and entertainment fest

One might think the pairing of ice-cream and circus make for strange bedfellows, but when you think about it, they make the perfect combo. Gourmet ice-cream and world-class circus acts are both things worth seeking out, while our jaws drop at the sight of inventive displays of performance theatre and inspired culinary creations alike. SCOOP! is a new three-day summertime celebration that is bringing a jam-packed program of cool circus, cabaret and acrobatic performances to HOTA this weekend, serving them up with a sprinkling of decadent desserts, pop-up bars, live music and more. more

Food
Celebrate Christmas early with festive bites, bubbles and beats at The Star's Not So Silent Night
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Celebrate Christmas early with festive bites, bubbles and beats at The Star’s Not So Silent Night

We are mere weeks away from Christmas and the oodles of festive events that come with it – and boy, are we excited. One jolly soiree that should not be missed is Not So Silent Night, which is set to bring merriment and Santa-approved revelry to The Star Gold Coast on Saturday December 12. This ballroom party will kick off the silly season with sublime sips, a four-course feast and live entertainment, so strap in for one lavish affair! more

Art
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and more feature in HOTA Gallery's inaugural exhibition program
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and more feature in HOTA Gallery’s inaugural exhibition program

HOTA has today unveiled the exciting next chapter in the Gold Coast's cultural evolution following the announcement of HOTA Gallery's inaugural exhibition program, which will be officially open to the public from April 2021. The $60.5-million gallery spans six levels and will be the largest public gallery outside of a capital city in Australia and trust us when we say, the opening line-up is seriously impressive so go ahead and book these dates into your calendar for next year. more

Music
Free Sunday sessions and gold-tier concerts – five must-see Feedback Festival gigs
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Free Sunday sessions and gold-tier concerts – five must-see Feedback Festival gigs

After months of dancing bans and mostly quiet venues, a brand-new live music concept – Feedback Festival – is set to inject a dose of much-needed musical goodness into the Gold Coast. It's all happening over ten spellbinding nights across multiple venues, from Thursday December 3 until Sunday December 13. To get you pumped for some music festival fun, we've hand-picked five not-to-be-missed concerts featuring some stellar local acts. more

Food
Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star's Caribbean on The Lawn
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Indulge in tropical cocktails and Jamaican-inspired eats at The Star’s Caribbean on The Lawn

International travel might be off the cards for this year, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the best parts of our dream holiday destinations right here at home! To help you channel those summer holiday vibes, The Star Gold Coast is throwing a tropical soiree brimming with mouth-watering Caribbean-inspired eats, summer cocktails and roving entertainment. Ready to be transported to an idyllic island escape in your own backyard? Dress to impress and take off to Caribbean on The Lawn, on now until Sunday December 13. more

Community
Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair's hot-as-heck Black Friday sales
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Bag a bargain at Pacific Fair’s hot-as-heck Black Friday sales

There's no feeling quite like bagging a bargain. It's a sense of smugness wrapped in satisfaction – you know what we're talking about. If you too love scoring a saving, go ahead and clear your calendar from Friday November 27 to Monday November 30 because the annual Black Friday sale is happening at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and trust us when we say, it's going to be big. more

Markets
Spread the local love and hit up the Gold Coast's best Christmas markets
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Spread the local love and hit up the Gold Coast’s best Christmas markets

We won't mince words here (only pies) – it's been a tough year (understatement) so now more than ever before, it's important to shop local as much as possible. When you shop small, an actual person does a little happy dance. In fact, buying from local Christmas markets pretty much generates nothing but positives – you get to pick up unique things that your friends and family will love, as well as supporting local makers and creators with your patronage (and not to mention getting to avoid shopping centre carparks as a sweet little bonus). If you’re searching for presents with a little more heart this year, save this round-up of the Gold Coast's best Christmas markets and cross some names off your nice list. more

Community
Fur-bulous activities and plenty of cute puppers await at the coast's biggest dog market Paws at the Park
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Fur-bulous activities and plenty of cute puppers await at the coast’s biggest dog market Paws at the Park

Imagine this – you enter a lush field where everywhere you look there are dogs frolicking with tails wagging and big smiles on their faces. You spot labradors, dachshunds, French bulldogs and cavalier king charles – the whole kit and cavoodle. Well this daydream can now be your reality, as Paws at the Park aka the largest dog market event of its kind in Australia is returning to Mudgeeraba Showgrounds. Mark Saturday November 7 in your calendar folks, as this is one adorable event you don't want to miss! more