Saturday November 10 from 4pm ‘til 10pm // NightQuarter, Helensvale
Satisfy your sweet tooth at NightQuarter’s very own dessert festival. With an insane line-up of next level desserts – including, but not limited to, hot donut fries, unicorn fudge, Nutella Dutch pancakes and giant Mars Bar cookie muffins – and an equally impressive line-up of entertainment, this is one night at NightQuarter you won’t want to miss.
VIP SHOPPING NIGHT
Friday November 9 from 5pm ‘til 7pm // The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove
The most popular and well-loved retailers at Sanctuary Cove’s Marine Village will open their doors for a twilight shopping experience like no other. Shoppers will enjoy exclusive one-night specials, as well as live entertainment as they shop up a storm. Participating retailers include Soho Girl, Latitude Clothing Co., and more.
ARTLAB // PAPER PICNICS WITH NICOLA MOSS
Saturday November 10 at 10am & 1pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Imagine and create with these two workshops, run in conjunction with Moss’s ‘Breathing in Trees’ exhibition. Trace, colour, cut and paste your ‘Dream Gardens’ in the workshop that is perfectly suited to 5-10-year-olds, or work with natural textures of wood, stone and foliage to make rubbings on paper, then cut and collage it together to create a bird haven in ‘Papercut Bird Have’, best for 11-16-year-olds.
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS // JUMANJI & THE JUNGLE BOOK
Saturday November 10 from 4.30pm // Arundel State School & Palm Beach Parklands, Gold Coast
Catch a free flick this weekend when Movies Under the Stars returns! Head to Palm Beach for a special screening of Jumanji or Arundel to watch The Jungle Book, and be sure to get in on the free interactive kids activities before the show – they kick off at 4.30pm!
THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WEEKEND
Saturday November 10 & Sunday November 11 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
Get a kick start on the Christmas festivities at Pac Fair – be there for Santa’s Grand Arrival Parade, The Grinch stage show, fun (free!) lids craft workshops, face painting, balloon twisting and over 140 exclusive shopping offers in the centre-wide sale. Plus, enjoy FREE giveaways all weekend long.
THE BONJOUR FRENCH FESTIVAL
Saturday November 10 & Sunday November 11 // Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
Back for their fifth year, the Gold Coast’s most exciting festival is set to deliver plenty of French flair to Broadbeach. Indulge in the best French cuisine, enjoy the entertainment (jumping castle included) and be sure to don your beret for another crack at the Guinness World Record.
Saturday November 10 thru to Monday December 24 // Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly
Get ready for the magic of Christmas at Indro this year with a brand new (and totally FREE) Santa World experience! The first-to-Brisbane display will feature a Queensland-inspired wonderland of lights, animatronics, baubles, florals and of course, a sprinkling of magic with interactive lights, waving koalas and surprises around every corner. It has to be seen to be believed!
Sunday November 11
One hundred years since the armistice that ended the first World War, we commemorate the sacrifices of our Aussie diggers. Purchase a poppy, observe a minute’s silence and keep our soldiers – past and present – top of mind on this sacred national day.
LETS GO SURFING // DISABLED SURFING
Sunday November 11 at 9am // Flat Rock Beach, Currumbin
Who says a disability has to stop you from riding a wave? The Disabled Surfers Association are hosting another event this weekend, encouraging surfers of all abilities to give it a go in the surf. It’s a day to challenge stereotypes and expand opportunities, and is not one to be missed.
NOURISH BY HER // RISE WORKSHOP
Sunday November 11 from 9am ‘til 3.30pm // 11 Past 11 Studio, Currumbin
Looking for the perfect way to kickstart your summer? The Gold Coast’s newest wellness event – dedicated wholly and solely to women – will have you mingling and meditating your way to a better, healthier you. Kick the day off with yoga and finish it by rifling through your goodie bag (that will be heavy with $300 worth of stuff!) – it’s the best wellness workshop in town.
MUSEUM OPEN DAY
Sunday November 11 from 9.30am ‘til 4pm // The Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich
Head west for a day 150 years in the making – the Workshops Rail Museum is opening its doors (for free) for a day of markets, Remembrance Day commemorations, workshops and so much more. It’s full steam ahead!
SPRING SUNDAY SOUNDS
Sunday November 11 from 2pm ‘til 5pm // Paradise Point Parklands, Paradise Point
Get your groove on with the free tunes of Spring Sunday Sounds this weekend. Head to Paradise Point Parklands for your fix of soul, jazz and funk music, while basking in the afternoon sun.
LITTLE PACCAS KIDS CLUB // SNOWMAN DESSERT MAKING AT COWCH
Tuesday November 13 thru to Friday November 16 at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
Get into the Christmas spirit early this year with Little Paccas’ dessert making classes! Bring the kids along to Pacific Fair to make a frosty treat with the Cowch team. Bookings are essential, so get in quick as these sessions are sure to fill up quickly!
LITTLE ARTLAB // SQUARE EYES
Wednesday November 14 at 9.45am // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Learn the art of capturing the world through a magic square at this photography workshop for little artists. Get expert advice about what to include in your square – and what to leave out – as well as composition by role-playing with a gigantic photo-frame. Happy snapping!
THE WIGGLES // WIGGLE POP! BIG SHOW
Thursday November 15 & Friday November 16 at 10am & 1.30pm // Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
The Wiggles are bringing their colour and fun around the country, with their brand new Wiggle Pop! Show set to tour this month! The show will feature all of your favourite Wiggles songs – ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Rock-a-Bye Your Bear’ – plus some new hits from their brand new album, meaning this show is not one to miss.
Thursday November 15 thru to Sunday November 18 // Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads South
The countdown to Christmas is officially on, and Tweed City Shopping Centre is celebrating with a full-blown winter wonderland experience! See The Grinch live on stage, Santa’s arrival and the magical snow experience, a green screen, photos with Father Christmas and a giant snow globe – big enough to walk around in!
KIN (KIDS IN NEED) SCHOOLS DAY CHARITY DINNER
Friday November 16 at 6.30pm // Twin Towns, Tweed Heads
This November, one of the Tweed’s most heartfelt school charity events will roar into action with the second KIN Schools Day Charity Gala. AFL star and Gold FM breakfast radio host, Peter “Spida” Everitt and dual-code international rugby legend, Mat Rogers will join Australian television presenter and model, Chloe Maxwell on stage for an evening guaranteed to entertain as the charity dinner hits Twin Towns! Spearheading the charity dinner is 13-year-old Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School student and founder of KIN Schools Day, Samuel Smith who has a dream that all children can, one day, experience and believe that anything is possible regardless of their circumstances.
INFAMOUS THE SHOW
Now thru to Sunday November 18 at 7.30pm // Victoria Park, Herston
The circus is in town! Catch all of the crass, crazy cabaret fun in the big top at Victoria Park, Herston, with Infamous – the 18+ circus that you won’t want to miss. Sexy singers, gravity-defying stunts and full-frontal comedy (and nudity) are all on the menu, so grab your partner or your best girl gang and buckle in for the ride of your life.
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