Join CoastEd on an interpretive walk through Burleigh Headland National Park on Friday, January 19, from 8am to 10.30am, and learn about some of the history, ecology and management of the area. A must for locals who would like to learn more about their local area. CoastEd provides an opportunity to learn about coastal areas from qualified, award-winning environmental scientists and industry professionals. Sessions are available to the community such as scout groups and Probus clubs. Morning tea and take-home resources will be provided after the walk. Meet at the undercover area at the top of Goodwin Tce, at the national park entrance. Cost $5. Limited spaces available and bookings are required. Call Maggie Muurmans on 07 5552 8823 or email email@example.com.
The legend is back and playing all your favourites. John Rowles will perform live at the Southport Yacht Club on January 20 and you're all invited. Topping charts in the UK, New Zealand and Australia throughout his career, John's show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don't miss your chance to see the crooner and rockstar in action on stage. The price includes a two-course dinner at 5pm and the show kicks off at 7.30pm. Limited seats so book by calling the yacht club, 1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach, on 07 5591 3500.
CULTURE OF CHINA
Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking choreography, sumptuous colours, unrivalled athleticism and powerful storytelling on January 20 and 21. All-new works premiering for 2018, with orchestral accompaniment at every performance. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious culture of ancient China, lost under communist rule, by reaching back across 5000 years for its artistic inspiration. Discover the extraordinary vitality of one of the world's oldest art forms, classical Chinese dance and its remarkable pageantry. At the Gold Coast Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise. Book with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showtime Australia presents the critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids, accompanied by a fabulous six-piece live band and dancers, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world's most revered singers. The two-hour production will take you on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston's greatest hits. The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show has already wowed audiences across the US, Canada, UK, Europe, South Africa, Asia, UAE, Australia and New Zealand. Doors open 7pm with the show starting at 8pm in the theatre on the casino level of The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach. Ticket prices from $79.90. Book at www.star.com.au.
If you happen to live in or around Mudgeeraba, or plan to visit, and like the idea of filling your fridge with delicious, farm-fresh produce, prepare to be excited. Instead of travelling a few suburbs over for your market fix, you can get it all on your doorstep at the new weekly Mudgeeraba Fine Foods & Farmers' Market. Every Saturday morning from 6-11.30am, Mudgeeraba Showgrounds will be brimming with stalls full of beautiful, fresh produce, meats, flowers, delicious foods and more. You'll also be supporting local farmers and businesses, so that's win-win. Pay a visit on Saturday, January 20 and 27, to Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba.
The 2018 Burleigh Pro has been further bolstered with an additional day being added to the already world-famous event. The four-day event runs January 25 to 28 and will attract some of the best surfers in the world who are battling it out for the valuable World Surf League Qualifying Series points and prize purse. The natural amphitheatre which is Burleigh Heads is the best spot to catch all the action as some of the world's best surfers go head to head. Venue at Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads. Details at www.worldsurfleague.com/events.
Southport Yacht Club is the place to be for Australia Day on Friday, January 26. From noon to 4pm guests can enjoy live entertainment by Spin and there'll be Aussie raffles and prizes for best dressed. Celebrate all things Australian, and enjoy what our country has to offer, like barbecues and drinks on the water. Lunch is available in the Waterfront Restaurant overlooking the picturesque Gold Coast Broadwater. Bookings are essential. To secure a place, call 07 5591 3500.
Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast celebrates some of the most iconic images from the past century of fashion. Conde Nast, the powerhouse publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour, has opened its photography archive to the public to create this stunning exhibition. The collection of images, selected by photography curator Nathalie Herschdorfer, shows the sharp contrast in the first fashion photographs from the early 20th century compared to the modern day. Also included in the exhibition is a selection of vintage couture fashion from The Darnell Collection. At the Gold Coast City Gallery, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, current to February 18. Phone (07) 5588 4078 for details.
Join Gold Coast Paddlesports for an exciting three-hour city kayaking adventure. On this fully guided tour you'll get to discover the hidden backwaters of Surfers Paradise and kayak through areas that some locals are not even aware of. Experience an awesome mix of amazing views and a vast array of untouched natural habit and wildlife. Along the journey you'll get to enjoy a freshly made coffee and a bite to eat at a waterfront café. All kayaking equipment is provided, along with a safety briefing and friendly professional service. Centrally located on TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach, behind the Gold Coast Convention Centre and minutes' walk from Broadbeach North Tram Station. Call 0450 092 882 to book.
Legends of Australian Rock GANGgajang perform at Soundlounge on February 16. From its birth in clubs and pubs to its first international steps, Australian music was really coming of age. Against this backdrop of increased confidence and global aspiration came GANGgajang who released their self-titled debut album in 1985, with the singles Gimme Some Lovin', Giver of Life and House of Cards quickly climbing the charts to become part of the music revolution reinventing the Australian sound. Tickets $30. Venue is the Currumbin RSL (upstairs) overlooking Currumbin estuary, 165 Duringan St, Currumbin, Gold Coast. Book on club website.