Salt, sand, swell!
The coast is kicking off another week of weird and wonderful events, from soda-making to live skating. Pack your car with all your wackiest mates and drift down to see some local talent. They might just teach you something new. Show ‘em how to party.
Vibrations, vistas, vintage!
Whether you’re a rage-moshing party animal or a cocktail-fuelled dance star, your weekend outlet awaits. Hit the bar and air guitar until Monday wraps her honeyed fingers back around you.
A documentary detailing space travel to Mars, a comedy about a misfit navigating her first day at a new school, and an observation of the subtle intricacies of Surfers Paradise and its laconic residents are among a dozen cinematic masterpieces revealed as finalists in the 2017 Shorts in Paradise Festival (SIPFest).
Presented by the Surfers Paradise Alliance in partnership with the Gold Coast Film Festival, SIPFest is an esteemed event for emerging filmmakers, boasting a total cash prize pool of $8,000 across eight award categories.
Queen of Soul
The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We get backstage with Brisbane's Queen of Soul, the one and only Angela Fabian to hear what makes her tick, what's she's passionate about and more. Angela has just released her album, Arms Opened Wide, check it out here...
Fresh, Feisty, Festive!
Word on the Street doesn’t need a dictionary to know the word; we’re all about street smarts. We have birds whispering all over the city, pointing out groovy music and powerful plays. Before they fly south again, here’s the bird’s word.
Best of the (Brat)Wurst
Like everything else, the Gold Coast does Oktoberfest in style. In fact, there’s no better place to enjoy Oktoberfest than on the Gold Coast (except maybe Munich, we hear theirs is pretty good). So, if you can’t be in Germany, but still want an authentic Oktoberfest experience, check out the best the Gold Coast has to offer!
For Lovers of Live Music
Oh, live music soothes the soul doesn’t it? To see a set from the very creators of your all-time favourite tunes is just the best ever. You may sit back with your eyes closed and drink in every note and nuance, letting a composition take you on a musical journey. You might jump around like a maniac in a sweaty mosh pit, screaming lyrics into the faces of your similarly psyched-up friends. You can let your limbs loose and float on the edges of a crowd, dancing in the nature of a festival-loving hippy. Whatever your jam, these Gold Coast venues will provide you with your live music mix. See you front left, friends!
Highlights of upcoming gigs, fun & fraternising
Your round up for all the local and lovey parties going down.
What's new, cool & happening on the GC
Float down from the post long weekend high with a handful of upcoming gigs to mark on your calendar, a limited edition Stone & Wood brew, new and undiscovered venues to get to know, a local initiative to lend a hand with and yes, even more local liquor.