Laugh Your Pants Off At Gold Coast Laughs Fest
We all know the old saying 'laughter is the best medicine', and we've got a serious case of the hump day blues - So what better way to spice up your week than with the Coast's ultimate comedy fest, Gold Coast Laughs Festival!
Beats, Bars & Beauty!
The weather may be causing havoc with our hair and our social lives this week, but that doesn't mean we can't get out and have fun sometimes! With a brand new beauty space, a brand new restaurant and plenty of entertainment to go around, we've got the solution to all of your mid-week blues - So don't just stand there, come out and let's go!
PS: Pants are optional!
Cafes, Creations & Comedy Fests!
Can you believe it - We're halfway through February already! The New Year excitement has worn off, Valentine's Day has passed and we've settled into the day-to-day activities of life. Sometimes it can be hard to make it past Wednesday without a cocktail or two (or three), but don't worry - With a little help from a new Coomera cafe, a Comedy Festival and some seriously creative art, your week will be a whole lot more interesting in no time! Grab your gal pals, we're going out!
Meet The Ladies Behind Wicked The Musical!
We've all heard of the musical 'Wicked'. Hitting Broadway theatres in 2003, 'Wicked' tells the story of the two witches from 'The Wizard of Oz' describing how they first meet in the Land of Oz and their unlikely friendship that forms. Since hitting Broadway, 'Wicked' has been performed over 10,000 times, surpassing 'Phantom Of The Opera' and making it one of the most popular musicals the world has ever seen - And it's coming to the Gold Coast! Starring seasoned performer Samantha Dodemaide and Gold Coast local Emily Monsma, this production of 'Wicked' is set to be truly spectacular - So we've caught up with the stars to give you a taste of what's to come!
Bavarian, Whip Bowls & Broadway!
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble... Boy, do we have a treat for you! The food kind, as well as a surprise! Click your heels and come with us for a magical evening in the Land of Oz, or grab your gal pals and head down to Caffe Republic for their perfect Summer cure. Need some extra cash? The Bavarian in Broadbeach has you covered too!
Sips, Seafood & Shows!
Well hello there, welcome back! Are you looking for a new place to hang out with mates, a new place to eat, or something to keep you occupied over the Christmas period? We'll we've got just the thing for you! Sip in style at the newly re-opened The Broadbeach, or grab a bib and tuck into some seafood at Marina Mirage's new Pop-Up Restaurant. Looking for an after dinner show? Head to Australian Outback Spectacular or The Star Gold Coast! Between fresh bars, pop-up restaurants and plenty of brand new shows, this week we've got it all!
Ten Activities To Save For A Rainy Day
Welcome to Australian Summer - When it's either scorching hot or pouring rain. Luckily on our end of the Coast we're generally blessed with long days full of sunshine, but when the Heaven's open and it starts pouring we're often at a loss for things to do - And when it pours for more than a day, we tend to get a little stir-crazy. We may not be able to go on long hikes or work on perfecting our Summer tans, but that doesn't mean that we can't still have a little fun on the Coast with these ten wet weather boredom busting activities!
Crust, Cinemas & Fast Cars!
We've got 99 problems, but boredom ain't one of them. Now that Winter has come and gone the Coast is full of things for the kids, the cats and the neighbours to do, with car shows, Openair Cinemas and Chinese theatre popping up right in time for the holidays. Grab your kids and take them to movies under the stars or hire a babysitter and treat yourself to a day out, then finish it off with Pizza at the Coast's newest gourmet Pizza Bar! Whether you're a car lover, a movie critic or just looking for a good stuffed crust, we've got you covered - And trust us, you won't be disappointed!
Food, Fun & Theatre!
I hate to break it to you, but it's already July! We've had six months of food, culture, events and fun, but it's not over yet. There's new Mexican restaurants, exciting new live shows and even Christmas in July! Grab your friends and your jacket and slide down the rabbit hole... You never know what you'll discover!
Parties, Paintings & Performances!
We're all about the crazy, the wild and the little bit extra. We love our food, we love our shows, and most of all, we love our booze! The brilliant minds behind Blanc de Blanc are gracing our theatres with their newest show, Deluxe Deluxe, and restaurants and bars all over the coast are providing plenty of food and entertainment to keep us going all night long. Stuff your face full of Chinese food at Lupo, wind down with a watercolour class at Burleigh Brewing Co or get your glitter on for an incredible night of shows... The Coast has got it all!
The Spirit Of Churaki
You may only know him from that incredible bass line in Blister in the Sun, but the Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie is so much more. On the days when he’s not pairing up with some of the best in Australian music, like his band The Break, full of members of Midnight Oil, Ritchie has lent his time as musical director to a new show on the Gold Coast called The Spirit of Churaki. Churaki was an Aboriginal man, and the first ever LifeSaver, performing daring rescues on the Gold Coast’s southern beaches in the 1900’s. His mostly forgotten story is being brought to life, with Ritchie forming the music with the help of a whole lot of others. We caught up with Brian to hear about the project and learn more about him.
Coffee, Cafes and Circuses!
New food, few fun and new ways to spend your Friday night. The month of love is here, and the Gold Coast has it all. With romance around every corner, new cafes and restaurants are popping up ready to feed your foodie friend, and with plenty of new shows from Coomera to Cooly, there's plenty to experience too. From crafted coffee and fine feasts to circuses and even smiling seals, it's impossible to pick one thing this month... So grab your wallet and put on some loose pants, because it's time to see (and eat) it all!
Shows, Sundays & Straya Day!
New year, new Sunday sessions, and new ways to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Sunday sessions are going on all across the coast, and if you haven't been yet, it's time you did. Put your feet up and enjoy live music, sipping as you welcome in the new week. With drinks, incredible performances and even a public holiday on the way, there's plenty of ways to enjoy yourself this week - So make the most of it!
Fashion, Festivals, Food!
Fashion, Performances, Art! January 2018 is all about bringing bigger and better things to the Coast, and with some of the worlds best designers and performers right on our doorstep, it's time we went out! From gourmet delights at the Food & Wine Expo to performances so good you might just cry, this weekend is full of things to get us out of the house - So why not go and do it!
Fitness, Fun and Free Ice Cream!
Things are heating up on the Gold Coast, and this week we're all about cooling down and chilling out. From busking battles to sunset yoga, the Coast is coming alive with all things music, arts and entertainment. We'll be dressing up and heading out, but if you can't handle the heat, never fear - Robina has free ice cream!