Comedy, arvo gigs and cornhole tournaments – What’s on across the coast this weekend

Comedy, arvo gigs and cornhole tournaments – What’s on across the coast this weekend

Summer’s disappearing faster than a Frosty Fruit after a day in the sun, so we’re packing in the activities while we can. Luckily there’s plenty of events making the most of the long days and balmy nights this weekend, like musical bingo, a double-day blues-barbecue and bottomless lunches. Some of the coast’s best venues are putting on cracker parties for the Hottest 100 countdowns, with live music and tasty treats to boot. Here’s a snapshot of what’s on from Thursday January 21 to Sunday January 24.

Handmade Dinner Set Workshop at Stoka Clay Studio: Get hands-on and a little dirty on Saturday January 30 at Stoka Clay Studio in Currumbin Valley. You needn’t have any prior experience, just come along with a pocket full of enthusiasm and the talented team will take you through the process to create a three-piece dinner set, including a 21 cm dinner plate, a 19 cm side plate and a pasta bowl. Read more about Stoka here or jump over here to nab your tickets.
Movies Under the Stars at Palm Beach Parklands: It’s first week back at school and if you already need to get your tribe out of the house on Saturday (January 30), catch a free family-friendly screening of Sonic The Hedgehog. Pack a picnic and roll out a rug, just be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time! Oh and don’t forget to register for tickets here. The movie starts at 7:00 pm.

 Ash Grunwald at Miami Marketta: Known for his raucous live shows, Ash Grunwald is credited for bringing blues and roots music to a new generation. His signature style blurs any traditional lines between genres with foot-stomping blues tracks buoyed by blistering guitar, hip hop beats and synth. Lyrically, he’s is inspired by the fiery breath of injustice, political and environmental mismanagement and rampant capitalism and he’s bringing it all to the stage at Miami Marketta on Saturday January 30. If you’ve not had the pleasure of catching Ash Grunwald live, do yourself a favour and grab your tickets here.

The Wayward Suns, Dogtags, Die For Mushies and Dreams of Indigo afternoon show at Vinnie’s Dive Bar: Is it just us or did this year’s Hottest 100 feel a little … mellow? More so than previous years (including that year that Angus and Julia Stone took out the top spot with ‘Big Jet Plane’). If the whole thing left you craving something a little more fast-paced, make haste to Vinnie’s Dive Bar on Saturday January 30 from midday to catch some sublime arvo sets from The Wayward Suns, Dogtags, Die For Mushies and Dreams of Indigo. Jump over here for tickets.

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Comedy Underground with Luke Heggie at HOTA: If you eat bananas with the string still attached to the side of the shaft, you are in charge of a blog, you play competition frisbee, or you wear a t-shirt with the word finisher on it, then this is not the show for you. If none of those things apply, then roll in to catch professional funnyman Luke Heggie in the Basement on Saturday January 30. Keen to laugh so much it hurts? Get tickets here.

Akmal at CBD Live Southport: Have you always wanted a perfect body, with rock hard abs and buns of steel without ever getting out of bed? If you’ve ever wanted to be so stinking rich that you could pay Rupert Murdoch to drop his pants and perform a silly dance while singing in a high pitch voice, just for a laugh. In this one-hour show, Akmal will be asking the audience if they know how he can achieve these things. It’s a guaranteed good time – tickets are $50 and available here.

 Escape the heat at the new-look JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa: Looking for something a little special? Spend your weekend relaxing poolside at the new-look JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa (formerly Surfers Paradise Marriott) with a cocktail delivery from the bar. The dreamy tropical aquatic area includes both a saltwater lagoon and a freshwater pool and is enveloped by a picturesque white sandy beach, tropical gardens and a cascading waterfall – bliss! The best part? There’s an accomodation package from $474 which includes overnight accommodation for two, breakfast for two in Citrique, followed by a calming Broadwater experience either via paddle board or kayak. Complete your stay relaxing in the tropical lounge surrounds of Chapter & Verse with an afternoon JW cheeseboard and lavender crafted cocktail. To learn more, head here.

Cornhole Tournament at Burleigh Town Tavern: New to cornhole? Well, you’re in for a real treat. To clarify, we’re talking about the game where you toss small bean bags at a target (that’s what you were thinking too, right?). This Saturday (January 30), you can catch the best of the best in action as the afternoon event is hosted by The Cornhole League of Australia. Entry is $10 and there are some sweet prizes up for grabs. Just think, you could be crowned the cornhole champion of your crew.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events may be subject to be postponed or cancelled at the last minute. We do our best to remove cancelled events but be sure to check the organiser’s own event page for the most current updates.

To find out more about what’s on in the Gold Coast, head to our Event Guide.

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