They say pink is the new black and that has never been more apparent than today on our sparkly (soon to be sparklier) Gold Coast shores.
A few short months ago, we announced the impending arrival of The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub, a venue set to sizzle with sophisticated, sexy stage shows and a unique club experience right in the heart of Broadbeach.
Well, we’ve got even more exciting news Gold Coasters, the venue opens this Thursday August 22nd and there are still tickets available for opening night.
The inaugural show is called SUAVÉ and it’s a tantalizing, mind-blowing show featuring an elite cast of handpicked performers from across the globe.
The exciting new addition to the Coast’s entertainment scene will combine a thrilling mix of daring cabaret and cirque artists from every corner of the world including Russia, Mexico, USA, UK and Australia and we are absolutely here for that.
SUAVÉ is set to deliver mind-blowing acrobatics, daring aerial feats, laugh out loud comedy, unbelievable cirque acts, singing, dancing and a splash of saucy scandal, just for good measure.
So all our favourite things.
The magic will be performed on a state-of-the-art stage amongst lavish, pink-hued surrounds allowing for up close and personal viewing experiences for guests.
A 20-metre custom designed LED screen sets the backdrop for the show with artistic projection displays to delight your eyeballs. Add pulsating live beats from international musicians and DJ’s and you’ve got yourself an unmissable time.
The fun doesn’t end there though. After the show The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub transforms into a high-end venue combining passion, music, performance and dancetomake the night one to remember.
All guests who purchase tickets to SUAVÉ are given a complimentary wristband valued at $25 per person for entry into The Club from 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub features decadent 1920’s Art Deco styling at every turn, the eye-popping pink velvet furnishings, geometric light fittings and splashes of metallic gold – so basically the champagne lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of, brought to life.
The venue also boasts three fully stocked bars and the exclusive ‘The Birdcage’ on Level Two. It’s very Leo Dicaprio / Great Gatsby-esque and we really hope he comes along.
Tickets range from $78 to $148 and include a complimentary grazing platter designed to share.
It’s pretty much the most exciting thing to happen to the Gold Coast since well, ever.
It’s going to be a very glittery week Gold Coasters. Get your tickets here.
LOCATION: 88 Surf Pde. Broadbeach
WHEN: Thursday, August 22nd
Words and photos by Kirra Smith
Strap on your dancing shoes Gold Coasters because we’ve got news. The Pink Flamingo, the Gold Coast’s spangly new cabaret theatre and entertainment hub, is well on its’ way to bringing us the sophisticated, sexy stage shows we need and deserve.
As we’ve discussed previously, The Pink Flamingo, is set to open in Broadbeach where much-loved nightclub EAST once lived.
Brought to us by hospitality and showbiz royalty, Tony Rigas and Sue Porrett, the new venue will awaken a new era of world-class entertainment, right here on our sparkly shores.
The Pink Flamingo will deliver a sizzling array of international superstars, hand picked from around the globe, performing in a never-before-seen mix of cabaret, burlesque and circus-style shows.
The space itself will be all pretty-in-pink, 1920s Art Deco style with a modern twist featuring pink velvet furnishings (love it already), geometric light fittings and splashed of metallic gold. We’ve always wanted to step back in time to the days of Studio 54 and it seems this might be our chance friends.
You’ll be invited to quench that insatiable thirst at the signature Pink AIX Rose Bar and the MUMM Bubbles & Feathers Bar before heading to your assigned velvet seating, complete with soft LED mood lighting or perhaps you’d prefer a lavish pink booth in an intimate boutique setting.
Maybe go a few times so you can experience both.
The two-storey 797 m2 venue will seat over 250 guests with theatre shows to be performed on a state-of-the-art 4 metre diameter stage creating an up close and personal experience for us lucky folks.
The Birdcage on Level Two boasts the best seats in the house to experience the shows while also catering for corporate soirees and stylish private functions.
In even more exciting news, once the show is done for the evening The Pink Flamingo will transform into a nightclub the likes of which The Great Gatsby himself would likely attend and everyone is welcome.
So there you have it. An eclectic playground of sparkle, sass and sophistication is set to descend upon the Gold Coast and we suggest you update your feather boa collection quick smart.
Get excited, The Pink Flamingo is due in mid-2019.
P.s did you know a group of flamingoes is called a flamboyance. Fitting right?
LOCATION: Victoria Ave and Surf Pde, Broadbeach
Over the last couple of years Broadbeach has seen a resurgence in high quality venues from hidden, back alley drinking holes to fancy five-star lounge bars and the new venue, announced this week, will up the ante even further.
The space is the work of hospitality honcho Tony Rigas and entertainment extraordinaire Sue Porrett who have teamed up to revamp the building on the corner of Surf Pde and Victoria Ave (formerly East Nightclub).
The double storey space has been empty for over two years but, with the signing of a 10-year lease, you can expect many good times in your futures friends.
Tony Rigas’ career spans 30 years and his experience working with some of the Coast’s most successful venues, including Shooters Saloon Bar, Quest Lounge Bar & Club, Mybar, Love Nightlife, Opium Restaurant & Champagne Bar and The Oriental Whiskey, means we’re in good hands.
Not to mention Sue Porrett who, as the founder of Aerial Angels Australia and with over 30 years (the magic number) experience in any and all forms of live shows and theatre, brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.
Sue’s experience spans The Great Moscow Circus 50th Anniversary Australian Tour, the absolutely mind-blowing Infamous, LumiAir and Viva Tropicana at Ocean Park in Hong Kong to name a few.
They sound like the perfect pair to us.
You may have noticed an absolute influx of cabaret shows across the Coast of late and we are all for more feathers, champagne and debauchery in our lives.
Which is what we’re going to get from this epic new space. Plus, of course, any number of unique shows and experiences that’ll surely blow our minds.
Bring on mid-2019.
Stay tuned for more details, we’ll let you know as soon as we do.
LOCATION: Victoria Ave and Surf Pde, Broadbeach
Whoever invented doughnuts did the world a favour so big it can never be repaid.
Imagine someone just baking up a storm with their Nanna in the kitchen one morning, rolling leftover dough into shapes, dropping it into a pan and coating it in all of the sugar only to be rewarded with one of the tastiest flavour combinations ever known to man. Accidental genius (maybe).
A little while later (we did not research the timeline), icing was added, then SPRINKLES and recently, entire chocolate bars, flavour infusions, custard centres. It’s head spinning stuff.
Obviously we’re of the belief that the more doughnuts there are the better and so it brings us much happiness to report that Southport doughnut extraordinaires D Point 10 have opened up a second space in Broadbeach bringing their tasty creations to more lucky folks.
D Point 10 2.0 (that’s fun) can be found on the highway in the little precinct where Sushi Train also lives so you can grab some lunch and then some dessert and call it a very good day.
It’s a sweet little space with lots of natural light and pops of colour where you can sip Social Espresso brews while nibbling on many a variety of exceptional doughnut, which are baked fresh daily on site.
There are SO many amazing flavours to choose from starting with cinnamon and vanilla and moving on up to Nutella, jam and custard filled varieties.
Then there are flavours like Gaytime, Oreo, Ferrero and Red Velvet and they are the EXACT taste you would expect from such names and they are fluffy and perfect and we love them so much.
Oh Crème Brulee and Strawberries and Cream are winners too.
Honestly, they’re all so very good and we don’t know how they do it but the boys are slinging some of the best doughnuts on the Coast.
Do yourself a favour and get u to D Point 10 today, your tastebuds deserve a doughnut party do they not?
LOCATION: 2791 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach
HOURS: Open daily from 7am until 3pm
Words and photos by Kirra Smith