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Movies Under the Stars
Oct
13
to Dec 23

Movies Under the Stars

  • Gold Coast, QLD Australia (map)
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With the weather warming up, what better way to spend the evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars.

Meet up with family and friends or just get out with the kids to Movies Under the Stars, which is on offer right across the city... and best of all they're free.

Take advantage of the fantastic food truck options and interactive kids fun, or pack yourselves a picnic and head along to this City of Gold Coast initiative. After all, it would be a shame to lock yourself indoors when the evening weather is perfect for relaxing outdoors.

Make sure you add one, two or all of the below dates to your calendar and follow the City of Gold Coast's Facebook page to be ahead of updates, including cancellations.

LOCATION: Various
COST: Various

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Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Oct
27
to Mar 28

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

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Renowned as one of the region’s largest markets, the Beachfront Markets features more than 100 eclectic stalls and boasts a festive atmosphere, as local families, holidaymakers and bargain hunters wander along the beautiful coastal stretch, while live entertainment sets a cheerful mood.

Established in 1995, the Beachfront Markets have become a Surfers Paradise icon, gathering an impressive variety of premium and unique products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products, homewares and services.

It is the ideal destination for Christmas gift shopping with a difference, where visitors will discover all sorts of unusual and one-off pieces, with friendly stallholders always on hand to chat about their wares and the often-fascinating stories behind them.

The Beachfront Markets also hosts several talented artisans-at-work and fun attraction stalls, ensuring visitors of all ages remain captivated by all that is on offer.

Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

LOCATION: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise foreshore
COST: Free

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The Sunday Risotto
Oct
29
to Jan 28

The Sunday Risotto

Introducing 'The Sunday Risotto' 

$40PP / 3 COURSES / ANTIPASTI / RISOTTO / DESSERT
Each Sunday on our blackboard we will have a new risotto set menu, as let's face it, Sunday lunch is what risotto is made for.  Full menu available also!

LOCATION: Gemellini, Nobbys Beach
COST: $40pp

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Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Nov
8
to Feb 11

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

  • The Esplanade Surfers Paradise, QLD (map)
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Renowned as one of the region’s largest markets, the Beachfront Markets features more than 100 eclectic stalls and boasts a festive atmosphere, as local families, holidaymakers and bargain hunters wander along the beautiful coastal stretch, while live entertainment sets a cheerful mood.

Established in 1995, the Beachfront Markets have become a Surfers Paradise icon, gathering an impressive variety of premium and unique products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products, homewares and services.

It is the ideal destination for Christmas gift shopping with a difference, where visitors will discover all sorts of unusual and one-off pieces, with friendly stallholders always on hand to chat about their wares and the often-fascinating stories behind them.

The Beachfront Markets also hosts several talented artisans-at-work and fun attraction stalls, ensuring visitors of all ages remain captivated by all that is on offer.

WHEN: Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 4pm to 9pm
LOCATION: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise foreshore
COST: Free

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Comedy Night at The Avenue
Nov
8
to Feb 14

Comedy Night at The Avenue

Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue, every week from 7:30pm - the biggest night of laughs in Surfers with huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad! 

LOCATION: The Avenue, 3-15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

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Surfers Paradise Paranormal Activity Tour
Nov
11
to Dec 30

Surfers Paradise Paranormal Activity Tour

Not all that glitters is gold. Discover the dark side of Surfers Paradise on a paranormal investigation of hidden laneways, seedy secret deals and the spirits that linger. 

During this your you will  peel away the glitz, glamour and showgirls of the past to reveal a dark, seedy undercurrent of greed, gluttony and betrayal. You will also have the opportunity to make contact with the other side, if you dare, using paranormal equipment such as KII meters, dowsing rods and black mirrors.

See Australia's favourite playground like never before.

LOCATION: Fiddlers Green, 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
COST: $29

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Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
Nov
25
to Feb 18

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

A major exhibition Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast is coming to the Gold Coast this summer. The exhibition celebrates some of the most iconic images from the past century of fashion as the publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour opens up its photography archive to the public.

Glamorous, provocative, beautiful, accomplished and magical – fashion imagery has always been associated with some of the most famous names in the history of photography. Spanning across the past 100 years, the exhibition includes images by Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Mario Testino.

Produced by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (based in the United States and Europe) the exhibition also looks at early work by luminaries such as Horst P. Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Corinne Day, Deborah Turbeville and Sølve Sundsbø.

The collection of images, selected by photography curator Nathalie Herschdorfer, show the sharp contrast in the first fashion photographs from the early 20th century compared to the modern day.

LOCATION: The Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Rd, Bundall
COST: Adults $12, Concession $10, Students $10, Children under 12 free

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Sanctuary Cove Film Festival
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Sanctuary Cove Film Festival

The third annual Sanctuary Film Festival is a showcase of cinematic genius set against one of the world’s most spectacular backdrops on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26.  

In 2017, the event steps up a notch with the debut of a FREE all-day outdoor film extravaganza on Saturday, November 25, featuring roving entertainment, workshops and a unique kids film festival, culminating in a showcase of 14 thought-provoking short films by talented emerging Australian and international filmmakers.

The brainchild of Mike Goldman and Bianca Zouppas, Sanctuary Film Festival kicks off at 11am on Saturday with performers and musicians creating a carnival atmosphere, with two industry-inspired workshops running throughout the day to spark the imagination of budding young actors and film fans.

LOCATION: The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove
COST: Free / VIP tickets $80 each

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CURVY Creative Women's Conference
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

CURVY Creative Women's Conference

 CURVY brings creative women together and inspires them to the next level. Get your ticket to CURVY and join us to connect and learn with each other – and share a glass of wine (or two) in the process!

CURVY is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with like minded creative souls, make new contacts, as well as friends and colleagues.

Local artist Hayley O is a guest speaker. 

LOCATION: Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
COST: $45

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Veuve Clicquot Airstream Popup
Nov
26
2:00 PM14:00

Veuve Clicquot Airstream Popup

Relax in style at the Veuve Clicquot Airstream on the lawn at Garden Kitchen & Bar.  The pop-up bar is the perfect summer stop off, with not only an amazing drinks menu but also a delicious food selection too. 

MENU: 
OYSTERS
natural, fresh citrus & chilli
CHARCUTERIE PLATTER
selection of meats, pickled vegetables, dips & bread
AUSTRALIAN CHEESE PLATE
chef’s selection of cheeses with poached seasonal fruit,
house baked lavosh
TUNA POKE
yellowfin tuna, sesame seeds, shallots

Enjoy Veuve Clicquot and Veuve Clicquot Rose!  

LOCATION: The Star, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
 

 

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Community Christmas Extravaganza
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Community Christmas Extravaganza

  • 25 Bienvenue Drive Currumbin Waters, QLD, 4223 Australia (map)
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The PBC Alleygators are pleased to announce their annual ‘Community Christmas Extravaganza’ is being held on Saturday 2nd December from 1pm to 5pm. Located on the sports grounds of the Rugby Union Club, there is a multitude of activities for the whole family to enjoy. We are inviting the whole community along to this event. 

This is a FREE family fun day with live music and entertainment. There are animals from Currumbin Wildlife in a live display, kids rides, food vans and a MEGA Christmas Raffle with some amazing prizes to be won. Santa will arrive by Helicopter and will have goodie bags for all to enjoy. With Fireworks to top of the day’s activities, this is an exciting community initiative not to be missed.

LOCATION: 15-25 Bienvenue Drive, Currumbin Waters

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Marina Mirage Summer Showcase
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Marina Mirage Summer Showcase

Marina Mirage salutes the holiday season with the inaugural Marina Mirage Summer Showcase, a spectacular celebration of summer fashion featuring live entertainment and looks ranging from sailor-chic to classic evening wear, debuting on the catwalk on Saturday, December 2.

Timed to coincide with the arrival of summer, leading Marina Mirage retailers will present sea-faring looks as a part of a multisensory show designed to immerse visitors in a fun and frivolous celebration of coastal life, as epitomised by the waterfront precinct’s iconic location.

From 4pm to 5pm, the Gold Coast’s premier retail and dining destination will host a unique fashion event featuring nautical-inspired designs for women, men, children, and even pets, alongside a fiery live performance by local singer-songwriter of The Voice fame, Tash Lockhart.

LOCATION: Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
COST: Free

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Tugun Lights Up
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Tugun Lights Up

Tugun Village will be lighting up for Christmas throughout the whole month of December with the return of the annual Tugun Lights Up event.

The event will kick off with a free, family-friendly afternoon from 4.30pm on Saturday 2 December at Tugun Park on O’Connor St south of the Tugun Surf Club with face painting and kids activities plus a visit from Santa and his elves, followed by the 2003 Christmas comedy movie, Elf, starring Will Ferrell, screening from 7.00pm – 8.30pm.

LOCATION: Tugun Park, O’Connor St (south of the Tugun Surf Club)
COST: Free

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Dust Temple Open Studio Day
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Dust Temple Open Studio Day

On Sunday December 10, the artists inhabiting Dust Temples studios will open their doors to the public for the first ever ‘Open Studio Day’. From 10am – 2pm there are eight artist studios to visit as well as Gather Store who stock local artisan products and plants.

Dust Temple, Currumbin’s creative centre is home to Marloe Marloe (ceramics), SOFA (Shed of Fine Arts), Sacha Beverly (art and design), Foundry One (metal objects), Buttery Studios, Kippy timber skate boards and Ruby + Prankster (jewellery and leather accessories).

This is a rare opportunity to meet the artists in their creative environment and gain an insight into their processes and work. Each studio will have work for sale giving you the chance to buy directly from the artists. 

LOCATION: Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Ck Rd, Currumbin

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Richie Sambora in concert
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Richie Sambora in concert

Richie Sambora and Orianthi are joining forces for a new, genre-spanning musical project under the name RSO that sees these two platinum-selling singer-songwriters and world-class guitarists teaming up as a duo and will be touring Australia’s east coast in January 2018.

LOCATION: RSL Club Southport, 36 Scarborough St, Southport

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Whitney Houston Show
Feb
3
6:30 PM18:30

Whitney Houston Show

Showtime Australia will present the critically acclaimed live production, The Greatest Love of All - The Whitney Houston Show across Australia in January and February. A beautifully crafted tribute, the show will honour the talent, music and memory of one of the world’s most revered singers.

In preparation for such an anticipated show, Showtime Australia conducted over 15,000 auditions across 12 countries before selecting accomplished South African vocalist Belinda Davids who delivers the voice, charm, nuances, and even the gestures of Houston.

An undeniable talent, Davids recently won this year’s BBC ONE’s Even Better than the Real Thing which showcases the best musical tribute acts in the UK.

Accompanying the breathtaking vocals of Davids on stage will be a six-piece live band, and dancers, with an array of stunning replica costumes and full-scale lighting and effects.

The spectacular two-hour show will take audiences on a heartfelt musical journey through the greatest hits of Houston’s 30-year career including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, How will I Know, One Moment in Time, I have Nothing, Didn’t we Almost Have it All, Greatest Love of All, Every Woman and many more.

LOCATION: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
 

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Honour the Ocean
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Honour the Ocean

Local marine conservation group Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML) will be hosting an intimate evening of incredible world music, art, raffles and presentations on Wednesday November 22 at Mandala & Co. Mermaid Beach from 6pm. With live performances from renowned artist Peter Hunt (Kooii), Yeshe and Luke Bennett, as well as an in-depth outline of PCFML’s vital work to transition a fishing village in southern India toward industries which conserve the ocean, rather than exploit it, this is an event not to be missed!

LOCATION: Mandala Organic Arts Cafe, Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
COST: $17 online or $20 at the door

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