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Adventure film fests, gallery openings and omakase dinners – what’s on across the coast this weekend

Adventure film fests, gallery openings and omakase dinners – what’s on across the coast this weekend

From inspiring adventure film fests to exclusive Omakase dinners, the coast is serving up its fair share of events this weekend. Here's a snapshot of what's on from Thursday July 22 to Sunday July 25.


Gutsy Girls Adventure Film at HOTA: Whether you’re an adventure junkie or more of an armchair adventurer, check out the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour when it rolls into the Gold Coast this July. Offering up a collection of heartfelt, inspiring and entertaining cinematic works, this two-and-a-half-hour programme features eight short films that celebrate and document adventurous women from across the world. The Gutsy Girls screening is not just for women, instead encouraging everyone to attend and celebrate the incredible women of the adventure world. Sound good? Head here to learn more.

An Exclusive Hosted Dinner by Dog Point Wines at Yamagen: Level up the luxury this Thursday evening with a very special omakase dinner. Hosted by Dog Point’s global ambassador, Jak Nash, the exclusive hosted diner will see attendees treated to a carefully crafted seven-course degustation menu from Yamagen’s head chef, Adam Lane. Head on a culinary journey through Tokyo and discover the joys of traditional Japanese Izakaya dining, while you savour the accompanying wines from the Marlborough vineyard. Head here for more indulgent details.

Gallery Launch at Mint Art House: The creative powerhouse that is the Burleigh-based Mint Art House has already made an incredible contribution to the Gold Coast arts scene since opening three years ago. In a brand-new chapter for the much-loved culture hub, Mint Art House is celebrating its fresh new gallery space on Saturday July 24! Come along to take in an eye-catching group exhibition from Mint’s resident artists, along with tunes, drinks and food. Tickets are free or by donation, to help the art collective keep giving back to the community. This is one event you don’t want to miss if you’re into quality tunes, amazing art and delectable bites (who isnt?!). Head here for the low-down.

Christmas in July at Mr.It’s your very last chance to nab yourself tickets to Mr.‘s magical Christmas in July dinner this Thursday July 22. The lavish dinner includes all of your festive favourites with a fanciful twist, think turkey arancini, prawn, semi-roast tomato and avocado with a merry main of glazed leg ham with honey-sesame carrots, roasted Brussels sprouts and duck-fat potatoes. There will, of course, be a gingerbread eggnog to sip as well as a few other Christmas-themed creations including a white Christmas margarita. The dinner is $69 and the option to add the drink package is $69 but you’d better hop to it because there’s only a handful left! Jump over here to book.

Tones and I at HOTA: Get ready to dance, monkey – the chart-topping favourite that is Tones and I is coming to HOTA this weekend! Performing her much-loved hits alongside new releases from her debut album ‘Welcome to the Madhouse’ which will be released on July 16, the unmissable show promises to be a night to remember. After getting her start in Byron Bay busking, the show is a return to the nearby Gold Coast with the performance set to include the most shazamed song of all time. Head here to peep the details.

A Winter Christmas at Seagulls
It’s the most wonderful time of year – Christmas in July! If you can’t go past mulled wine, festive cheer and actually feeling like it’s Christmas time (bye, sweaty summer celebrations) this is your time to shine. Get ready for the ultimate in cosy festive vibes while enjoying a drool-worthy classic roast dinner and hand-crafted Christmas cocktails at Seagulls on Saturday July 24. With a giant snow globe set up on the evening offering you a chance to snap a picture and win some top-notch prizes, plus a competition for the ugliest Christmas sweater, there’s plenty of opportunities to win. Head here for the low-down.

Ross Noble at HOTA: The much-loved Scottish funnyman is back! After an extended period of downtime due to (yep, you guessed it) the COVID pandemic, Ross Noble is once again bringing the side-splitting laughs with a dash of dry humour that he does so well. The HOTA bar will be open, so make a night of it and grab some bevvies with your mates before sitting back and enjoying the laughs.

To find out more about what’s on in the Gold Coast, head to our Event Guide.



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