Southern Gold Coast

Events

Live Music at Mountain Ridge Wines

Enjoy lunch and live music in a picturesque setting at Mountain Ridge Wines on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 3pm while enjoying lunch, wine or a cheese platter at the restaurant. Bookings for lunch are strongly recommended. Groups of 10 or more must book and pre-order. Check out Mountain Ridge Wines website and subscribe to the newsletter to be first to know who is playing. They invite a variety of South Coast bands, duos and solo artists - featuring a different band or musician each month.

Start Date:
02/10/2016 View more details

Aussie Wildlife Course - October/November/December

The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This course runs one evening per week over eight weeks. Please see their website for information sheet and booking form.

Start Date:
17/10/2018 View more details

Advanced Aussie Wildlife Course November Course

Following on from the Aussie Wildlife Course comes the new Advanced Course, presented by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s veterinarians and hospital staff. Using the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital facilities, the advanced course will explore the unique anatomy and physiology of Australia’s wildlife, and how it relates to caring for wildlife and for re-releasing back into their natural habitat. Must have completed the Aussie Wildlife Course or have Prior experience. The course is completed across four weeks as an evening course.

Start Date:
07/11/2018 View more details

BeachCare Activity Day - Currumbin

Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
24/11/2018 View more details

BeachCare Activity Day - Currumbin

Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
24/11/2018 View more details

Reptile and Amphibian Course

This course is designed for those with a keen interest in seeking knowledge and understanding in the areas of identification, legislation and relevant government interests, basic taxonomy, captive-husbandry needs and maintenance, health, nutrition and the reproduction of reptiles and amphibians. Program includes full delivery of program, student study guide, hands-on activities, certificate and photo, morning tea and lunch daily.

Start Date:
24/11/2018 View more details

James Morrison Quintet | Live at Soundlounge

The James Morrison Quintet is one of the world’s most in demand jazz ensembles. Playing on Sunday December 9; the group has been performing with James Morrison, wowing audiences and making award winning music in its current formation since early 2015. In that short time, the group has taken the international music scene by storm appearing at major world festivals. The James Morrison Quintet has performed at all the world’s most famous jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s in London, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh and Porgy and Bess in Vienna. They are beyond excited to have them play at Soundlounge!

Start Date:
09/12/2018 View more details

Sex on Toast | Live at Soundlounge

At long last, Sex on Toast are ready to unveil their latest EP… Rough. The record signals the completion of the double EP project Rough and Ready. 2016’s Ready was a light and joyous affair, with horn arrangements, pianos, both electric and acoustic, high falsetto and tight 70’s backbeats. Rough EP shifts that palate with sparse ballads, slow jams, uptempo, Minneapolis stomp, heavy metal, 12 inch mixes, drum machines and industrial noise. Think of Rough as Ready’s moodier older cousin. Rough’s first single ‘4U’ was a desperate slow jam that bore the bite of winter’s chill, with Nima Nabili Rad’s 1989 film-trailer style bringing the song to life as well as strong homages to New Edition, Silk, and Prince’s Graffiti Bridge. Summer’s new jack swing banger ‘Party’ brought piercing snares, munchkin voices, 1990’s guitar shred and orchestral hits into a visual universe of bathtub talk boxing and ecstatic partying in Jesse Gohier Fleet’s directorial vision starring Noelani Choates and Rama Parwata, the King of Guitar. Rough, the 27 minute and six song short player features this and more. So tune into this recorded event for surround sound tales of unrequited love, parties, betrayal, break-ups, yearning, burning, limerence and legend.

Start Date:
16/12/2018 View more details

Tjuana Cartel and Kallidad | Live at Soundlounge

Tijuana Cartel’s new album ‘Live at Hotel Brunswick’ is teeming with the infectious party vibes that characterise their live show. The electronic tour-de-force never fails to ignite a dance floor and this compilation of tunes captures what their live show is all about. Heavy bass and beats underpin virtuosic instrumentation and exotic sounds reminiscent of the Middle East, Morocco and Spain. Experience it for yourself this year as they embark on a massive international tour that encompasses the East and West coast of Australia, Bali, the UK and Germany. More details and tickets available from their website.

Start Date:
21/12/2018 View more details

Saturday Solo Sessions and Music Marathon

Saturday Solo Sessions - Live Music Every Saturday Afternoon 12 noon - 3.30pm. Plus Music Marathon: Live Music Daily from 27 December until 6 January (except public holidays) 12 oon - 4pm. No cover charge any of the above events Restaurant open for lunch (except public holidays) Cellar door open for tastings and sales each day.

Start Date:
27/12/2018 View more details

Fleetmac Wood presents Rumours Rave

With exclusive remixes and edits crafted for the dance floor, this DJ set and AV show is not a tribute act, but a rave that re-frames the music of Fleetwood Mac. Twirling through disco, techno and house, DJs Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing have taken this dance party from Berlin to Burning Man and shared their passion with like-minded hedonists around the world. Dress code: 1977 or your best celebratory sparkles.

Start Date:
05/01/2019 View more details

Nath Valvo Live at Soundlounge

Fresh from a sold-out festival season and a Melbourne gala spot that went viral with over 2.2 million views, Nath Valvo is coming to the Gold Coast for one night only. Nath Valvo’s hilariously physical, high-energy comedy is impressing critics and winning crowds across the globe. Not many comedians can boast that their fan base includes television royalty, but Nath has the Tweet from Graham Norton to prove it. “Loved @nathvalvo tonight. A total natural.” Graham Norton “Gags that will leave you gasping.” ★★★★★ Herald Sun Winner Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2018 Nominee Best Newcomer Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 Nominee Best Comedy Show Perth Fringe 2016

Start Date:
01/02/2019 View more details

Bloom performs Linda Ronstadt Songbook

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally. She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians. Bloom has a feverish connection with the decades of the 60s and 70s and has a strong urge to bring Linda Ronstadt and the music that is her legacy to the future generations, embracing and reinvigorating Linda’s rich musical history and the architecture she has left on the music industry.

Start Date:
01/03/2019 View more details

Bleach* Festival

Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike. Bleach* Festival has attracted more than 470,000 people since its inaugural year in 2012. The program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events.

Start Date:
17/04/2019 View more details

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 2019 - World Series Swims

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic is a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. In 2019, the Cooly Classic celebrates its 10th birthday with the introduction of a new five kilometre marathon distance course. If you’re a seasoned ocean swimmer, the Cooly 5.0 is a great new opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances Events: Junior Giants 1000 metres, one kilometre, two kilometres, three kilometres, five kilometres.

Start Date:
28/04/2019 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s, 60s and 70s bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. Bring the family and enjoy loads of free entertainment and retro markets. Watch the Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade, check out thousands of classic cars, see as many amazing artists as possible, dance every night away and have as much fun as you can possibly squeeze into your stay.

Start Date:
05/06/2019 View more details

Beach Rugby Australia Fesival 2019

Beach Rugby Australia is presenting a spectacular, fast paced and exciting game based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football. It’s the game you know, but not as you know it! Men and women play with “five” players a side with up to five substitute players per team, each half takes just five minutes and everything you have. The beach arena of play is 30 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Straightforward and easy-to-understand this contact sport is a huge hit for spectators and players alike. Taking off around the world in places like Rio, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and even England, now Australia to get on board for its 2nd year and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than on Kirra Beach - beautiful Gold Coast, known for it’s spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.

Start Date:
06/09/2019 View more details

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore works of art built by distinguished local, national and international artists. For 10 days, wander and weave amongst distinctive, thought provoking, intriguing and whimsical sculpted works. This magnificent outdoor gallery presents the occasion to enjoy guided twilight walks and artist talks. Visitors can get in touch with their inner artist and participate in artist master classes and children's workshops. This exhibition is free to the public and open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they light up under the southern sky. SWELL inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.

Start Date:
13/09/2019 View more details

Coolangatta Gold 2019

The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar. The iconic event returns to the Gold Coast on October 12 and 13, 2019, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the 41.8-kilometre long course or the 21-kilometre short course that will see you ski, swim, board and run your way to the finish line. Enter as an individual, or as a team!

Start Date:
12/10/2019 View more details