What’s on around the Gold Coast

 

Post Shock

Post Shock

Welcome to Post Shock!

Post Shock is a Post Apocalyptic game based in Gold Coast, Australia. The story line is set in a not so distant dystopian future in the town of Los Palos, Texas. Sign in is 8.30am, Game Start at 10am. Day Game ends at 5pm with Saturday Night events starting up again at 7pm.

Cafe available on premise.

Post Shock is an 18+ event, with 16+ during the day events at game organiser and parental discression. There will be 18+ themes and alcohol at our events.

When: 2nd – 3rd Feburary 2019 from 8:30 am

Where: Heritage Park, Rifle Range Road, Pimpama, QLD Australia

Cost: Prices vary check the link for ticket prices

Ticket Prices

Parking: On site

Post Shock Website

Post Shock Facebook


Live and Local: Gold Coast Music Photography

Live and Local: Gold Coast Music Photography

Live and local is a showcase of artistic talent on the Gold Coast, where music and photography fuse seamlessly, and we, the audience, look on and listen in awe.

Nadia Achilles, Leigh Kelly, Dan Maynard, Danny Santangelo, Leisen Standen and Pete Wheeler share a passion for photographing the Gold Coast live music scene that is rivalled only by the musicians they document. Each photographer has turned their lens to the stage to capture in concert a roll call of some of our hottest musicians.

The Gold Coast is brimming with creative talent, musicians who have all cut their teeth performing at the likes of Miami Marketta, Shark Bar, Coolyfest, and NightQuarter, bringing a home-grown sound to a new generation of Gold Coasters. The national touring circuit too, brings leading acts to the Gold Coast, who fire it up the stage to deliver cracking shows.

The Live and Local photographers have dived in, even going backstage, to get amongst it and preserve the raw energy that comes from performing live music.

When: 1st – 17th Feburary 2019 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Where: HOTA Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 Australia

Cost: Free entry

More information

Parking: On site

Home of the Arts Website


Movies Under the Stars: Peter Rabbit

Movies under the Stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars?

Meet up with family and friends or just get out with the kids to Movies under the stars, which is on offer right across the city… and best of all they’re free.

Take advantage of the fantastic food truck options and interactive kids fun, or pack yourselves a picnic and head along to a location near you to take advantage of this City of Gold Coast initiative.

Peter Rabbit – Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Rated PG: 95 minutes

Movie Starts at 7:00 pm

When: 2nd Feburary 2019 from 4:30 pm

Where: Kingsmore Park, Kingsmore Boulevard, Reedy Creek, 4227 Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Gold Coast City Council Website


Movies Under the Stars: TROLLS

Movies under the Stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars?

Meet up with family and friends or just get out with the kids to Movies under the stars, which is on offer right across the city… and best of all they’re free.

Take advantage of the fantastic food truck options and interactive kids fun, or pack yourselves a picnic and head along to a location near you to take advantage of this City of Gold Coast initiative.

Trolls – Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Rated: G: 92 minutes

 

Movie starts 7pm at Biggera Waters State School.

When: 2nd Feburary 2019 from 7:00 pm

Where: Biggera Waters State School,Coombabah Road, Biggera Waters, QLD 4216 Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Gold Coast City Council Website


Surfers Paradise Sand Safari Arts Festival

Surfers Paradise Sand Safari Arts Festival

THE iconic Surfers Paradise precinct is set to be transformed into a sea-inspired sandscape as the annual Sand Safari Arts Festival creates a sandstorm of creativity from Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 24 2019.

An initiative of Surfers Paradise Alliance (SPA), the free, family-focused event facilitates the exhibition of bold works of art inspired by the sun, sand and sea Surfers Paradise is famous for.

With a unique yet fitting backdrop of the pristine Surfers Paradise beachfront, the significant cultural event will see people of all ages engaging and appreciating the new large-scale art pieces that are being exclusively created for the festival.

The biggest sand-and-sea-inspired event in the Asia-Pacific region will spread beyond the beachside precinct and throughout the Gold Coast with large-scale sand sculptures,a cast of soldier crabs and community arts and crafts zones appearing in libraries, shopping centres and public places for Sand Trail from 19 January to 24 February.

The event will host the Australian Sand Sculpturing Championships from February 8 to 10 where families will have the chance to watch on as 10 International and Australian sculptors each get to work on 10-tonne of sand to create an intricate, life-sized masterpiece to the theme Treasures of the Sea.

Sand Safari will delight the smallest of attendees with the opportunity to discover the colourful characters of Heidi & Jake’s Treasure Hunt Adventure, the story which captures the adventures of Heidi and friends as they learn the true value of friendship.

Guests at this year’s event will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a Walk-Through Sculpture created from 60-tonnes of sand. Complete with lights and sound effects, the sensory experience should be visited both day and night.

Kids can be amongst their sandy friends from the book for a minute or two atop Treasure Rock, a gigantic Interactive Chair sand sculpture made from 12-tonnes of sand. They may have to move over for the mermaids though, who will be taking the throne to host Live Mermaid Readings throughout the duration of the event.

Instigating a togetherness, the event will invite visitors to join in the exhibit by adding their own personal message to Sand Safari for a Community Artwork. Focusing on the event’s theme ‘Treasures in Paradise’, the one-of-a-kind artwork will take shape as members of the community add their contribution containing a personal message about what they truly treasure.

When: 8th Feburary – 24th Feburary 2019

Where: Surfers Paradise, Esplanade,Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Surfers Paradise Website


The Gold Coast’s Lunar New Year Celebration 2019

The Gold Coast’s Lunar New Year Celebration 2019

The Gold Coast’s fifth annual premier Lunar New Year Celebration 2019!

Bring in the Year of the Pig at Gold Coast Chinatown with:

• delicious Asian street food markets
• live music and cultural entertainment
• children’s activities
• screening of Babe at 6.45pm
• pop up laneway bar
• spectacular fireworks at 9pm!

Getting to the event is easy. Ride your bike and receive a free bike maintenance check, or catch the G: Link direct to Southport station.

Alternatively, parking is available at:

– Mal Burke car park – corner Hinze and Davenport Streets
– Athol Patterson car park – near Southport Library
– Carey Park car park – Broadwater Parklands

Bottled water will not be sold to help reduce the amount of waste produced at the event – instead, free water refills will be available so don’t forget to bring your own bottle.

Everyone is invited, so come along with your family and friends to help celebrate the Gold Coast’s largest Lunar New Year Celebration.

When: 9th Feburary 2019 from 4:00 pm

Where: Gold Coast Chinatown Davenport Street & Young Street Southport, QLD 4215 Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Gold Coast City Council Website


Super Sports Saturday

Super Sports Saturday

Come join us this February at Pizzey Park for the biggest action packed sports family celebration ever!

Try new activities, sign up for a new sport, talk to local coaches and officials! Celebrate the amazing array of sports and fitness organisations in Division 12 at the Gold Coast’s Biggest Sports Sign On event.

Have a go at tennis, basketball, netball, cricket, rugby, skateboarding and more! Showcasing each of the clubs within the precinct and neighbouring groups, this event offers a great opportunity to get out and get active in your community! It’s your chance to try new activities, sign up for the sports season ahead, or talk with local coaches and officials.

Featuring live music, food trucks, sports stalls, scooter jams, mascot race and more!

Proudly supported by Division 12, Councillor Pauline Young.

 

When: 16th Feburary 2019 from 8:00 am until 11:00 am

Where: Pizzey Park Precinct, 80 Pacific Avenue, Miami, QLD 4220 Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Gold Coast City Council Website


Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast 

Movies under the Stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars?

Meet up with family and friends or just get out with the kids to Movies under the stars, which is on offer right across the city… and best of all they’re free.

Take advantage of the fantastic food truck options and interactive kids fun, or pack yourselves a picnic and head along to a location near you to take advantage of this City of Gold Coast initiative.

Beauty and the Beast – Family | Fantasy | Musical

Movie starts 7pm

 

When: 16th Feburary 2019 from 4:30pm

Where: Woodlands Park (Formerly Somerset Park), Swanton Drive, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213 Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Gold Coast City Council Website


Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Open Day

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Open Day

Go behind the scenes at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Be escorted into the Hospital to learn about the medical care each animal receives while exploring areas the public do not get to access!

Our passionate staff will share their love for our wildlife, inspiring you to spread awareness about the work we do in our hospital.

We invite you to explore the park, ride the train, enjoy the shows and visit the patients in the hospital for a great afternoon out!

Join us for wildlife veterinary demonstrations, face painting, food stalls, goodie bags and more!

The hospital will admit 11,000 patients this year and our mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release sick, injured or orphaned native animals back to the wild. Your visit will help support the wildlife hospital and our furry, scaly and feathery friends.

Entry into Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is included in your ticket price (all ticket proceeds going back to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.)

Terms & Conditions:
Parental guidance essential for this event
Children under 4 must hold a free cost ticket
Ticket is only valid on 23 February 2019 from 2pm to 5pm

When: 23rd Feburary 2019 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Where: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Queensland 4223 Australia

Cost: Ticket prices vary, check the link for more information

Ticket Prices Link

Parking:

Currumbin Sanctuary Website


Movies Under the Stars: The Incredibles 2

Movies under the Stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars?

Meet up with family and friends or just get out with the kids to Movies under the stars, which is on offer right across the city… and best of all they’re free.

Take advantage of the fantastic food truck options and interactive kids fun, or pack yourselves a picnic and head along to a location near you to take advantage of this City of Gold Coast initiative.

Incredibles 2 – Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Rated PG: 118 minutes

Movie starts 7pm

 

When: 23rd Feburary 2019 from 4:30 pm

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Gold Coast City Council Website


Movies Under the Stars: Sing

Movies under the Stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars?

Meet up with family and friends or just get out with the kids to Movies under the stars, which is on offer right across the city… and best of all they’re free.

Take advantage of the fantastic food truck options and interactive kids fun, or pack yourselves a picnic and head along to a location near you to take advantage of this City of Gold Coast initiative.

Sing – Animated Family Movie

Rate G: 108 minutes

Movie starts 7pm.

 

When: 23rd Feburary 2019 from 4:30 pm

Where: Broadbeach State Primary School, Alexandra Avenue, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

Cost: Free entry

Parking: On site

Gold Coast City Council Website


Senior Moments

Senior Moments

John Wood, Benita Collings and Max Gillies are having some Senior Moments, with Geoff Harvey on piano, in this senior theatrical sensation.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue with a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a seriously funny cast who are old enough to know better.
Gold Logie winner John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules), Play School icon Benita Collings, master satirist Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) with former Channel 9 Midday maestro Geoff Harvey on piano, all combine to deliver a somewhat silly show for otherwise sensible seniors.

Senior Moments: a seriously funny revue for slightly old people. (That’s you. Be honest.) Book now, before you forget!
Presented by Return Fire Productions

When: 27th Febuary – 2nd March

Where: HOTA Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 Australia

Cost: Ticket Prices vary, check the link for more information

Ticket Link

Parking: On site

Home of the Arts Centre Website


Carrara Markets

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Carrara Markets

The iconic Carrara Markets are the largest permanent market in Australia. Featuring more than 100 fashion stalls, a range of art and craft stalls, Australiana souvenirs and a variety of stalls offering fresh produce and deli selections, it is almost impossible to leave empty handed. There is plenty to keep the kids entertained, with pony rides, mini golf, jumping castles, face painting, reptiles and bungy trampolines all located on the premises. Carrara Markets is a fun day out the whole family can enjoy.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday 7am – 3pm

Where: Corner of Gooding Drive & Manchester Road, Carrara QLD 4211

Cost: Free

Carrara Markets


Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

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Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

Featuring home made, home grown and hand crafted products and produce, the Tamborine Mountain Country Markets are a great way to spend a Sunday.

When: The second Sunday of every month from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Bartle Road, Mount Tamborine, Queensland

Parking: On the street and parking lot. Parking in the Showgrounds is a gold coin donation.

Tamborine Mountain Show


Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food Market

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Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food Market

The market is best likened to a European Village Market with an extensive range of sensationally fresh table fare always available at exceptionally reasonable prices. A highlight and an extremely popular feature of the market is its taste tantalising Flavours of the World takeaway food range. A

growing number of families can always be seen enjoying a plate or two of the fine foods on offer while sitting back and taking in some great live music from local artists. It really is a ‘Gourmet Paradise’ for foodies and the market place of choice for tourists and locals alike.

When: Every Thursday, 3pm – 7pm

Where: Emerald Lakes Complex, The Boulevard, Carrara 4211

Cost: Free

Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food Market


Miami Marketta Street Food Market

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Miami Marketta Street Food Market

Miami Marketta is the creative hub for art, music, design and culture. The Marketta comes alive with foods from all round the world, complete with a dessert hall. This family-orientated outdoor dining experience has seating for 450 people all undercover. The Cargo Bar and Marketta Cafe serve boutique wine and locally brewed beer, with the Wine & Cocktail bar serving up specialty cocktails.
The main stage hosts local blues, jazz, roots independent artist. Miami Marketta was the first Street Food market on the Gold Coast and is definitely worth a visit. Be sure to get there early to secure a seat, as it is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

When: Every Friday 5pm – 10pm and Every Saturday 4pm – 10pm

Where: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami QLD 4220

Cost: Free

Ph: 0488 590 599

Miami Marketta Street Food Market


The NightQuarter

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The NightQuarter

NightQuarter is the Northern Gold Coast’s creative playground, featuring night markets, micro-restaurants, emerging fashion and a unique live music space. Featuring more than 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftspeople within a shipping container city.

When: Every Friday and Saturday 4pm – 10pm + the last Sunday of the month.

Where: 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale

Cost: $3 entry fee

Ph: 1800 264 448

The NightQuarter


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