Food & Drink, Live Music
Did you manage to nab (free) tickets to the Tim Minchin concert this Saturday at HOTA? If so, go you! It’s going to be a fabulous kick-start to HOTA’s spectacular 2018 calendar – so have fun, pals! It’s St Patrick’s Day this Saturday, so don your bright-green threads and get amongst the action – there is plenty happening across all corner of the Gold Coast. Southport Sharks is throwing a killer St Paddy’s day party this Saturday, with leprechaun cocktails, Guinness pies, live Irish music and loads of entertainment to really get the party started. NightQuarter is also throwing a fun Irish bash this Saturday night, with everything from a traditional Irish pipe band to tasty Irish cuisine and plenty of Guinness on tap. Ladies, who’s keen to frock up this weekend? The Gatsby Girls Luncheon is happening this Saturday at the Gold Coast Turf Club if you’re up for some racing action, served with a splash of champagne and a side of fashion. If you’re after a chilled Saturday afternoon with cocktails and lounge chairs, then grab the crew and head to QT Gold Coast’s Sunset Sessions by the Calypso Terrace (you can kick on at Stingray later, just saying). If the Irish vibes become all too much, you can ease back into the work week with a tribute to the other side of the globe – Mexicana at Cabana! Devour beef chimichangas and sip tequila cocktails while the sun sets in your own private cabana at Cabana Bar & Lounge. If you’re back on the Sunday brunching bandwagon (if you’re not, you should be!) then have yourself a mid-morning feast like no other at The Bazaar Brunch at QT Gold Coast – there’s fried chicken and an option for bottomless mimosas … you’re welcome.
Music, Community and Markets
This Saturday is going to be massive in down south – The Drop festival is rolling into Tweed Heads amid the craziness of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros! Catch the likes of Safia, Dune Rats, San Cisco, Holy Holy and Ruby Fields from 4:00 pm onwards … do not miss this! If your idea of a sensational Sunday involves some free live music in the park, then clear your calendar because Palmy Sunday Funday is back, baby! The free family friendly gig is happening throughout March and April in the Palm Beach Parklands, so gather the picnic basket and rustle up a tribe to head on down – this Sunday you’ll be delighted with the sounds of Taylor, Nicole Brophy and JacksonJamesSmith. On the lookout for something fun to do this Saturday afternoon that involves a little wine and a lot of fun? Cork & Chroma is coming back to The Kitchens to host a pop-up paint and sip class. What’s the gist? Well, you come along and by the end of the three hour session, you’ll have created your very own artwork on canvas to take home and display proudly telling everyone who walks through the door that you painted it … cool, eh? Now, if (like us) you’ve been known to bust a sweet move on the d-floor (or even if you have absolutely no natural ability but have a blast doing it), Bleach* Festival is inviting you to let loose and take part in the Yes! We Dance workshop this Sunday. Whilst it’s a damn fine excuse to get a little crazy, there is method to the madness – festival is on the hunt for Gold Coasters of all ages, backgrounds and dancing interests to join a very special project. If you’re a skater girl or boy, then check out Bowlzilla this weekend, with a bunch of rad comps, events and parties being held at various locations. Keen for a trip south of the border? Head down and check out the Makers & Finders market in Murwillumbah this Saturday. The Village Markets are back again this Sunday, so head down to Burleigh State School to get amongst the goodness.