GC WORD ON THE STREET #41
Spectacuar, Sweet, Sumptuous!
It’s time for disco dancing and sweet romancing, for clean living and lots of giving, for swinging songs and partying all night long. That’s right, Word on the Street is back to sweep you off your feet, and all you need is a sweet tooth, a sweeter voice, and an eye for adventure!
Sinatra Spectacular | Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club
Singing the sweet, sumptuous, swinging tunes of Frank Sinatra is no easy feat, but Gold Coaster Brad Leaver, along with the Swing Central Big Band and Renae Suttie pull it off with aplomb in the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club’s Sinatra Spectacular. In fact, close your eyes, and you’ll be transported back to one of Sinatra’s classic shows, complete with the hard-drinking, womanising edge, the memorable melodies, and show-stopping lyrics. A timeless treat, come discover your very own slice of New York, New York, right here on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast!
LEAF (Logan Eco Action Festival) | Griffith University Logan Campus
Celebrate World Environment Day in style at LEAF 2017! Packed with everything from live music and workshops, to eco businesses and demonstrations, LEAF is fun and inspiring for all ages. Whether you want to learn to be a bee-keeper, make your own sugar free jam, or just dig into the tasty treats provided by the likes of I Should Coco, Nude Juice, and Green Street Foods, LEAF is full of fun and flavour. Best of all, Costa Georgiadis, the host of ABCs Gardening Australia, will headline LEAF 2017, along with ARIA award winning blues artist Ash Grunwald, the sublime Sahara Beck, and family rockers The Twine. With a line-up that good, you’ll never want to leaf!
The Village People | The Star Gold Coast
Fish out your sexiest sailor suit, your craziest cop uniform, and, most importantly, your most convincing fake moustache, because The Village People are back in town. For one scintillating night, the undisputed kings of disco return to The Star Gold Coast, performing a smorgasbord of unforgettable hits. You can be a Macho Man, find yourself In The Navy, or just head down to the YMCA all in one outrageous show. Plus, local pop favourites Bjorn Again will be providing support, performing all of ABBA’s biggest hits. Mama Mia!
Northeast Party House | The Brightside
Northeast Party House are putting on a party, and you’re all invited. The good times simply keep rolling for Northeast Party House, announcing a massive national tour just weeks after their inclusion on the Groovin’ in the Moo line up, and they’re more than willing to share the love, giving everyone a taste of their good vibes. Supporting their recently released dance floor destroying anthem Calypso Beach, off acclaimed album Dare, the Calypso Beach Tour promises to be a non-stop whirlwind of good times, and even better music. Party on!
On Top, In Front | The Arts Centre
Turning the mundane into the remarkable is an incredible skill, and one Gold Coast-based artist Chris Bennie shows off time and time again in his upcoming exhibition: On Top, In Front. Simultaneously playful, intelligent, romantic, and banal (in the most exciting possible way), Chris explores how items or ideas can be transformed, by literally placing other objects in front or on top of them. In doing so, the original item is obscured, and takes on an exciting new meaning. This unique creative process brings limitless possibilities to life, meaning On Top, In Front should be on top of your must see list!
About the Author
Words have always been my passion; creating them, arranging them, sharing them. Studying Creative Writing and Journalism at Griffith is just a natural extension of this. When I graduate to at the end of the year, I will continue pursuing this passion, with the ultimate goal being to publish original works of fiction. Really, though, any type of writing will do – it’s the best way to be reclusive, yet still connect with the entire world. In between times, I can be found head-banging in mosh pits, aggravating neighbours with my guitar, screaming in filled sports stadiums (or just at the TV), or (most likely) curled up in bed with hours of comedy streaming on Netflix, and, ideally, a strong glass of scotch within arm’s reach. If I’m feeling more productive, replace Netflix with a novel; something post-modern, the more obscure, the better. Then again, nights in bars filled with friends and alcohol are never declined. If there’s still some time left over, I have occasionally (maybe reluctantly) been spotted at the gym. Born in Christchurch, but an adopted Gold Coast local, I enjoy colourful clothes, rainbow people, dark humour, my dogs, and also everyone else’s dogs.