MOVIE WORLD // FRIGHT NIGHTS
Friday October 19 thru to Sunday October 21 // Movie World, Oxenford
Mazes, terror tours and panic rooms, oh my! When darkness falls, Movie World transforms into the most scream-tasticly scary spot on the Gold Coast – VR experiences, petrifying precincts and more will have you screaming more than a turn on the Superman Escape. Make sure you get in quick, because Fright Nights won’t be around for much longer!
VODAFONE GOLD COAST 600
Friday October 19 thru to Sunday October 21 // Surfers Paradise
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship returns to the Gold Coast, 19 -21 October 2018. Get ready for three days of racing and fun as we head into Summer on the streets of Surfers Paradise with a weekend packed with entertainment on and off the track. There is something for kids big and small with thrilling Supercars action, including the new ECB SuperUtes, and the third and final event of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. Kids 12 and under go free Trackside with a paying adult and with free public transport available on select services to and from the event with a pre-purchased ticket it’s a great day out for the whole family.
FOR LOCALS, BY LOCALS
Saturday October 20 from 10am // Robina Town Centre, Robina
Australian model Samantha Harris has teamed up with Robina Town Centre to host a unique pop-up shopping experience! Local shoppers have the chance to win a share of $40,000 worth of prizes this weekend, with items up for grabs including a Carla Zampatti Gown valued at $1,199.00, an Apple MacBook Air valued at $1,899.00 and other iconic prizes from Sass and Bide, Camilla, Seed, Swarovski, Mimco, Level 28, Mecca Maxima and more. First come, best dressed, so don’t miss out!
Saturday October 20 from 10am ‘til 3pm // Broadwater Parklands, Southport
If you’re not heading off to see the racecars at the GC 600, why not Cruise around on the coolest pedal cars in town? Hop on into cars in both kids and adult sizes for a day of full throttle family fun, when the Pedal Cars hit Broadwater Parklands this weekend! Did we mention it’s free?
THE CRAFT PARLOUR // STYLING FOR YOUR BRAND
Saturday October 20 from 9am ’til 12pm // The Craft Parlour, Palm Beach
Learn from Sydney-based creative muse Sharee Gray about how to style up a storm, and make potential clients pause their thumb scroll and peruse your feed. There is a fine art and finesse to styling the perfect flay lay and Sharee will be teaching you her creative inspirations and expressions. Learn light, style, photography and editing, and how to create a stronger individual style that is unique to you.
FREE MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK // DESPICABLE ME 3
Saturday October 20 from 4.30pm ‘til 8.30pm // Chambers Ridge, Park Ridge
Get your minions together for a free movie night hosted by Villa World on Saturday October 20 at Chambers Ridge Park. Spread the word and get the troops together, as there will be free food from a number of food trucks on-site, as well as free popcorn, drinks, ice cream and coffee – yes, it’s all free!
WHITE STONE MASSAGE GRAND OPENING MORNING
Sunday October 21 from 9am ‘til 12pm // 33 Conor Street, Burleigh Heads
They’ve been working hard to make their space as good as it can be, and now White Stone Massage are keen to show it off. Come along for a special morning with a bunch of cool activities for you and your friends to enjoy, including free 10minute massages, meditation, yoga and a massage workshop. There will even be drinks and nibbles on offer!
AUSPET 2018 // PET EXPO
Saturday October 20 & Sunday October 21 // Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach
Expect grooming competitions and workshops, reptile introductions, pet first aid classes and even a demonstration on how to set up the perfect fish tank, plus plenty of cats, dogs, fish, reptiles, guinea pigs, miniature goats and so much more to touch, pat and cuddle. Those who are looking to add another family member to their clan can even adopt a new pet, and don’t miss the dog agility shows, police dogs, snake and reptile shows, or the free face painting, free jumping castle and free pony rides that the kids will go totally wild for.
LADIES UP BRISBANE
Saturday October 20 & Sunday October 21 // WOTSO, Chermside
Did you know that 60% of business start ups fail? Ladies Up aims to challenge the status quo, with a two-day event to equip women with everything they need to know about starting a business or how to turn a struggling business into a successful one, including setting a vision, sales, marketing, accounting, financial management, social media, strategic planning, legal considerations, insurance, personal relations, copywriting, website design and motivation.
INDOOROOPILLY SHOPPING CENTRE // PRIMED TO PARTY BEAUTY WEEKEND
Saturday October 20 & Sunday October 21 // Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Indooroopilly
Shoppers will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with one of Australia’s biggest names in beauty – Brittney Lee Saunders – and learn the tricks of the trade in an intimate Q&A, while getting the low-down on summer trends and taking home some of the latest new season beauty products. The event will cater for all beauty enthusiasts with beauty bars with makeup touches and manicures, pop-up photo stations and glitter bubbles on arrival.
Now thru to Sunday October 21 // Valley Metro, Fortitude Valley
The pop-up museum designed with sweet lovers in mind is back, promising to make your childhood dreams come true with a huge grown-up ball pit, a fairy floss room, a sherbet-filled rainbow bridge, a ‘press for confetti’ button and so, so much more! It’s the ultimate sugar high for kids and adults alike.
PICK AN APPLE AND WIN
Monday October 22 thru to Friday November 9 from 10am ‘til 2pm // Tweed City Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads
Tweed City is now the proud owner of a money tree! From Monday, you can visit the money tree and pull off an apple with a scratchie attached – then, you’ll win a prize! It’s as simple as that. Prizes will include gift cards, coffee and food vouchers, and there are no catches or sign ups, simply stop by the tree between 10am-2pm for your opportunity to score!
FREE COMMUNITY TALK // COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS
Tuesday October 23 from 6.30pm ‘til 7.30pm // Fabic, Carrara
Fabic have teamed up with the Active & Healthy Program offered by Gold Coast City Council to bring a series of complimentary well-being workshops to the Gold Coast community. They’re covering topics like anxiety, behaviour tips for parents bullying, addiction and loads more, their upcoming talk on Communication in Relationships is sure to be another informative, valuable session. Bookings are essential, so get in quickly.
FRIGHTFULLY FUN HALLOWEEN HORRORS
Thursday October 25 from 4.30pm ‘til 5.30pm // Robina Library, Robina
Get into the Halloween fun a bit early at Robina Library! Wear your scariest or silliest costume and head to the library for some good ol’ fashioned Halloween fun, perfectly suited for kids aged 6 to 12-years-old.
BURLEIGH HEADLAND WALK AND TALK
Friday October 26 from 8am ‘til 10.30am // Burleigh Heads
Join the Griffith team on an interpretive walk though Burleigh Headland National park and learn some of the history, ecology and management of the area. Whether you’re a visitor or a local who would like to learn more about your local area, this is a day like no other so book quickly – tickets are just $5 per person, limited spaces are available.
READ AND RHYME
Friday October 26 from 9am ‘til 2pm // Albert Waterways Community Centre, Mermaid Waters
The Gold Coast is celebrating stories at the City’s first Read and Rhyme event – a day full of stories, singing, music, dancing, and heaps more! Drop in at any time between 9am and 2pm for the free event, and be sure you’re wearing your favourite story book character costume. What’s more, the first 200 children to sign up to the library will receive a free book.
DIWALI // FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Friday October 26 from 11am ‘til 11pm // Reddacliff Place, Brisbane
Every year, millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the five day festival of Diwali all over the world – and Brisbane is no exception. Come along to celebrate new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness with loads of Bollywood dancing, henna tattoos, delicious Indian and multicultural food, fireworks and more to enjoy.
FESTEVIL AT THE FANGTUARY
Friday October 26 from 6pm ‘til 9pm // Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin
Enter the Sanctuary at dusk at your own risk for a family night of frightful fun, designed to tickle the senses with a range of nocturnal activities. Wear your spookiest outfit, ride the themed ghost train that snakes its way through the Sanctuary at night or explore the nocturnal corridor and discover what bats really get up to after dark! Make sure you have your photo taken with slithering snakes and watchful owls before escaping.
HALLOWEEN SKATE NIGHT
Friday October 26 & Saturday October 27 from 5pm ‘til 10pm & 6pm ‘til 8pm // Epic Skate Rink, Tweed Heads
If you’re after an epic Halloween night, Epic Skate Rink is the obvious place to be. Come dressed in your scariest costume for an epic Halloween skate night, the weekend before Halloween! There will be plenty of skating and classic Epic Skate Rink fun, plus prizes for best dressed and a scare cave to walk through.
BRISBANE GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW
Friday October 26 thru to Sunday October 28 from 9am ‘til 5pm // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
The Good Food & Wine Show is back with an exciting line-up, serving up a spectacular display of the best food and wine the country has to offer. Expect cooking demonstrations from the best in the biz, as well as Citibank’s dining pop-up, Let’s Eat, and – for the wine lovers – there’s free sessions in the Riedel Drinks Lab, demonstrations at the Wine Selectors Cellar Door and Australian wines from the Barossa to the Granite Belt to sample.
SURFERS PARADISE FEST-EVIL & ZOMBIE WALK
Friday October 26 thru to Sunday October 28 // Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil is a brand-new, Halloween-inspired three-day takeover, with a tonne of fun activities and entertainment taking place across the weekend. From Halloween markets and trick or treating to cosplay and costume competitions, in-venue events and discounts and the main event, the Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk, on Sunday from 3-4pm. Don’t miss out!
MOB KIDS: DREAM BUILD
Now thru to Sunday October 28 // Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City
Got a budding architect in the family? Give them the chance to create their dream home – Queenslander-style, naturally – at MoB Kids’ ‘Dream Build’ event, on now! With a template designed by the creative brain behind BRISTOPIA, Megan McKean, your kids can give Brisbane’s classic timber and tin homes a whimsical makeover, colouring, cutting and building 3D paper house for them to take home.
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