Food and Drink, Live Music
This Friday local legends Black Hops Brewing will be taking over the taps at Bine Bar & Dining for the second Brewers Lunch of 2018 – head along to blow the froth off some of their best creations from midday for your afternoon’s enjoyment. Now, if you feel like you’ve been visiting the same places with the same people for as long as you can remember, it’s time to break the mould and broaden your horizons! This Saturday Mavis’s Kitchen & Cabins near Mt Warning is hosting Ibiza & The Mountain micro-festival and bringing legendary music producer Jamie Porteous (who you may recognise from Groove Armada) fresh off the plane from Ibiza to get the party started, along with street food, pop-up bars and on-tap espresso martinis. Keen for some live and local music? Get a good dose of it on Friday night when Ironing Maidens take over the Quickie-mat Laundromat on Musgrave Street in Kirra for a one-night-only performance inside the laundromat – this is going to be way cool! If the genres of rock and roots are inline with your jive, get along to Southport Sharks on Friday night because Dirty Channel is bringing the beats and bangers. On Saturday night the outdoor stage at HOTA will come to life in the most incredible way with From Jaws to Jurassic Park: The Music of John Williams. If the hairs on the back of your arms still prick up when you hear the now iconic duunn duuunnn from the suspenseful shark attack lead-up from Jaws or can’t help but hum along to the Star Wars theme song, then you’ll want to get to HOTA with your picnic rug this Saturday night – this is an unmissable event.
Arts, Markets and Community Events
David Bowie fans will not want to miss STARMAN, one of HOTA’s most anticipated theatre productions, happening this Friday night. Love a bit of on-stage improvisation? Get yourself to an evening of no holds barred with the king of improv Wayne Brady (the star of Whose Line is it Anyway?) this Friday night at The Star Gold Coast. If you’re more into knee-slapping comedy, then you can catch Australian comedian Julia Morris inside the HOTA theatre on Saturday night. Okay, let’s change the pace a little. If you’ve ever taken a stroll along The Esplanade at Burleigh Heads at dusk, you’ll already know the area is teeming with wildlife. Well, this Saturday you’re invited to switch on your hypothetical night vision goggles for a free nighttime Creatures of the Dark adventure in search of curious creatures of the night – fun! Do you love sun, sand and are in the market for a new hobby? If you answered yes to at least two of those, then get along to one of the The City of Gold Coast’s free, fun and interactive sessions for those who may be looking to try a new sport – there’s volleyball on Saturday and cycling on Sunday. We don’t want to get all Nike on you, but go on – just do it. Oh, and don’t miss The Village Markets this Sunday – it’s seriously the best way to cap off your weekend. So many activities!