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Ray White Surfers Paradise Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ball

Saturday, 22nd Sep 2018 @ The Star Gold Coast A firm mainstay on the Gold Coast's social calendar, the Ray White Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ball will this year be held on Saturday 22nd September at The Star Gold Coast. This premier black-tie event not only features a star-studded red carpet, live entertainment and three-course dinner and drink…

Hotel Sorrento

Friday, 14th Sep 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts By Hannie Rayson | Hit Productions Set in the Victorian seaside town of Sorrento, the play revolves around three sisters, reunited after 10 years apart and again feeling the constraints of family life. A semi-autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions…

Amy Shark LIVE

Sunday, 9th Sep 2018 @ NightQuarter, Helensvale Gold Coaster Amy Shark hit the bit time with her 2016 single “Adore”. Only a few years later the Indie singer and songwriter announced her national ‘Love Monster’ tour all around the country. Her last Australian show was right here in her hometown. The concert at NightQuarter was a sell-out …

52 Strings

Saturday, 8th Sep 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts 52 Strings pairs two astonishing works that bring together Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, with talented string students and educators from the Gold Coast to create a mass ensemble of 52 strings. Local players will be invited to play in a rare live performance of Penderecki’s 1960 T…

Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival

Saturday, 8th Sep 2018 @ D’Arcy Arms Irish Pub, Surfers Paradise The Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival has been hosted every year in Ireland since 1954! Gold Coast’s longest standing Irish Pub, D’Arcy Arms pipped the annual celebration by a few weeks by hosting their own local version of the iconic event. Lads and Lassies filled the cosy pub as they gorged on …

Josephine Wants To Dance

Monday, 3rd Sep 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts Based On The Book By Jackie French And Bruce Whatley A story about dreams, believing in yourself … and a dancing kangaroo. Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Perfect for young audiences from 4 to 9…

Southport Secret Show

Saturday, 1st Sep 2018 @ Southport Ambulance Station, Southport The Southport Place Collective has certainly achieved their aim of highlighting the suburb with their first secret event selling out….in only a few days! The location of the mysterious cocktail style event was at the 100-year-old Southport Ambulance Station and the eclectic guest list was certainl…

Bang on a Can All-Stars

Thursday, 30th Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts Known worldwide as some of the best contemporary musicians the Bang on a Can All-Stars, who formed in 1992, are recognised worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and ex…

Hellenika Long Lunch

Sunday, 26th Aug 2018 @ Miami Marketta, Miami After the massive success of the Hellenika Long Lunch last year, Simons Gloftis and his team hosted their super-sized Greek lunch at Miami Marketta. The eclectic crowd was treated to a decadent Greek banquet washed down with wine and plenty of ouzo! Following the feat, a gaggle of Gold Coast notable…

INFAMOUS Launch Night – Season 2

Friday, 24th Aug 2018 @ Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club, Clear Island Waters Step right up…again! Locals have certainly developed an appetite for live shows and bold productions with the first season of INFAMOUS at Broadwater Parklands selling over 10,000 tickets! The clever crew behind the adults only circus cabaret was so impressed with the support and demand, they decid…

Chasing Comets Premiere

Thursday, 23rd Aug 2018 @ Event Cinemas, Robina Crowds flocked to Event Cinemas Robina for the premiere screening of Chasing Comets. The Australian movie features an impressive list of homegrown actors including Dan Ewing, Isabel Lucas, Rhys Muldoon, George Houvardas, Justin Melvey, Peter Phelps and even singer Stan Walker. The sports-based flick…

Cob Loaf Festival

Saturday, 18th Aug 2018 @ NightQuarter, Helensvale Carbo lovers were as pleased as punch when NightQuarter announced they were hosting the Gold Coast’s first-ever Cob Loaf Festival! If you though a cob loaf was just simply scooped out and filled with gooey cheese, think again…this is a serious multi-meal business! Breakfast cobs, dessert cobs, m…

GLOW Festival

Saturday, 11th Aug 2018 @ HOTA, Home of the Arts, Bundall Thousands of locals flocked to the Home of the Arts to experience this year’s GLOW Festival. The three-night event transformed the cultural precinct into an illuminated visual feast! Acrobats, installations, experiences, neon art, laser beams, pop-up food stalls and music ensured that the crowd wa…

D’Arcy Arms 30th Anniversary Party

Saturday, 11th Aug 2018 @ ’Arcy Arms Irish Pub, Surfers Paradise The Gold Coast’s most iconic and longest standing Irish Pub celebrated their 30th Anniversary by throwing a massive party! The Guinness was the beverage of choice and hundreds of locals turned up to ensure the celebrations were wild, loud and long with live Irish entertainment all day and night! D…

Modern Maori Quartet: That's Us!

Thursday, 9th Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts Join the award-winning Modern Māori Quartet in their classy celebration of the entertainment legends of Māoridom. Party with the self-styled “Māori Ratpack” as they share Māori traditions, values and aroha (love), telling Kiwi stories through waiata (song) with tongue-in-cheek Māori humour,…

GLOW

Thursday, 9th Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts GLOW Illuminate your senses Experience GLOW, a three-night festival of light that will transform HOTA precinct into an enchanted illuminated setting featuring performances above and around, heavenly voices, music, playful and immersive installations, culinary delights and more. As night falls see t…

GLOW

Thursday, 9th Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts GLOW Illuminate your senses Experience GLOW, a three-night festival of light that will transform HOTA precinct into an enchanted illuminated setting featuring performances above and around, heavenly voices, music, playful and immersive installations, culinary delights and more. As night falls see t…

Little ArtLab: Dancing Colours

Wednesday, 8th Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts Play with all the colours of the rainbow! Learn how colours can mix and change, and how lines move and blur, by making and dancing with ribbons. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts About Little ArtLab Little ArtLab provides hands-on creative fun with art activities designed for kids under 5 to enjoy…

Little ArtLab: Dancing Colours

Wednesday, 8th Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts Play with all the colours of the rainbow! Learn how colours can mix and change, and how lines move and blur, by making and dancing with ribbons. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts About Little ArtLab Little ArtLab provides hands-on creative fun with art activities designed for kids under 5 to enjoy…

ARIA Number 1 Hits - Anthony Callea in Concert

Saturday, 4th Aug 2018 @ The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach Anthony Callea rose to fame as runner-up in the 2014 season of Australian Idol and the talented singer and songwriter has firmly established as one of the country’s best performers. As part of his current national tour, the Gold Coast was not forgotten with a sold-out stellar concert at The Star T…

Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse

Friday, 3rd Aug 2018 @ HOTA, Home of the Arts The critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse” opened at HOTA, Home of the Arts. Jam-packed with musical gems and colourful characters, the audience was welcomed into the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana. Delivering hearty laughs and a h…

Meet the Wavemakers | Signs of Movement

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts Participate in a lively discussion on movement and its cultural manifestations. Hear how an art historian, an artist and a social entrepreneur use movement through their ideas and practice. Each Meet the Wavemakers event brings nationally recognised movers and shakers from contrasting areas of the p…

Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse

Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts Lindy Hume’s critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse” is coming to the Gold Coast in August 2018, giving audiences the opportunity to jump into the weird and wonderful world of Victoriana. This irreverent romp through marriage, madness and m…

SPECTRUM Dance Spectacular 2018

Sunday, 29th Jul 2018 @ HOTA, Home of the Arts, Bundall Ben Ikin and Sue Porrett are an entertainment powerhouse with their respective businesses IKIN Dance and Aerial Angles heating up stages across the city, country and internationally! Each year the performance centres unite to stage a production which displays the incredible talented students who hav…

ArtLab X Artisan

Sunday, 22nd Jul 2018 @ HOTA Home of the Arts HOTA and Artisan combine to offer a special ArtLab workshop with renowned ceramic artist, Pru Morrison. In this workshop Pru will take you through her incredible terra sigillata techniques, layering colour on pottery. This technique, used in well-known ancient Greek and Roman pottery, achieves a hig…