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Getting artsy – This weekend at the Arts Centre Gold Coast



Hold up, hold up. Before you tie your heels and gel your hair up, have you given much thought to how you look in a beret? As the city’s cultural hotspot, the Arts Centre Gold Coast is never short of entertainment, film and all things artsy, and this weekend is no...

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Just a little bit fancy, once in a while – Fine dining in Paradise

Just a little bit fancy, once in a while – Fine dining in Paradise

Don’t you think it’s time for a little fine dining? Surely among the flaming spectrum of late night kebabs and beachside burgers, as well as alleyways packed with aromatic Asian noodle bars, you have quenched your craving for a quick bite to eat before the party. After years of hunting the optimum...

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The only place to be this weekend – Surfers Paradise LIVE

The only place to be this weekend – Surfers Paradise LIVE

To follow on from last week’s post, and as a reminder to those who still haven’t picked up their pen and scratched out their former plans for this coming weekend, we would like to encapsulate the brilliance of 8 – 10 May in three words. Surfers Paradise LIVE. This weekend, the Surfers...

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FREE and LIVE music! Yes, you heard us! Surfers Paradise LIVE

FREE and LIVE music! Yes, you heard us! Surfers Paradise LIVE

This regional city of world-class entertainment is used to offering spectacular shows with a local edge. And you can expect no different next weekend from Surfers Paradise LIVE, the city’s first beachside contemporary music festival featuring Sneaky Sound System as the headline! Yes, you heard us. And it’s free. Yes, you...

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Transit Anew – Brooklyn Depot at The 4217

Transit Anew – Brooklyn Depot at The 4217

Stepping way beyond the boundaries of a beachside postcode, The 4217 has transformed the old Surfers Paradise Transit Centre into an urban oasis of gastronomy and art, integrating contemporary design with the traditional pleasure of community. I don’t know if you've noticed, but it seems as if Surfers Paradise has dusted...

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Film, fright & fire – this weekend in Surfers Paradise

Film, fright & fire – this weekend in Surfers Paradise

All things cultural must too come to an end. This weekend not only hosts the final weekend of the Gold Coast Film Festival 2015, with a number of Queensland and Australia Premiers screening at the Art Centre Gold Coast, but it also celebrates the finale of the Surfers Paradise Festival. From films...

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Beats and burgers

Beats and burgers

Everyone needs to make time for a burger and a boogie once in a while. These two things harbour great healing powers and should be enjoyed regularly for medicinal purposes. Now, I’m not saying it is always possible or wise to enjoy both at the same time (busting a J-LO shimmy...

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Bunny Fever! Easter long weekend in Surfers Paradise



Chocolate, bunny ears and Easter eggs are the traditional details of a great long weekend, but in Surfers Paradise, things have stepped up with the Australian Street Entertainment Championship at the Surfers Paradise Festival and some awesome nightclub events. Also, once you’re exhausted with the laughing and revelling, we’ve listed a...

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Kicking back to Sunday

Kicking back to Sunday

The tick over into Autumn has locals in a small panic. “Summer is gone? What! Pack everything you’ve got, grab the canned food. There is no time for Sunday seshing! Hibernation mode activated.” Summer is the Gold Coast’s identity, but while the beachy romance and saltwater vibes begin to give way to...

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Get Your Spook On – Friday 13th in Surfers Paradise

Get Your Spook On – Friday 13th in Surfers Paradise

Things get a little freaky on the evening of Friday 13th. Ghost faces loom through streets, sexy dead dolls strut through the crowds, revellers sip on blood-red beverages like thirsty ghouls. It’s a night that locals and tourists can dress up and celebrate black as the new black. But keep your...

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