Bleach* week two highlights | Blank recommends

We’re coming into the second of three glorious Bleach*y weeks. It’s the perfect event to farewell summer, make the most of spectacular weather (let’s hope we don’t eat our words) and reconnect with community. Here’s our round-up of what’s on this weekend. But there are other events too. You can get the full program at www.bleachfestival.com.au.

But on to our picks:

 

MUSIC

Bleach* in the City brings the northern suburbs into the Bleach* tonight. Nerang and Davenport Streets, Southport will come alive from 5.00pm with music from Darren Middleton, The Delicate and The Altais as well as art, performance and food on offer for all ages. Friday 13 March, Southport.

Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell + Jesswar + Scott Dalton hit the Soundlounge tonight for what we think will be the double album launch of the year. Tickets are $22 at the door. These young artists are quickly making names for themselves nationally and further afield. You don’t want to miss this. Friday 13 March from 8.00pm.

Live at Bond launches its 2015 season this Sunday with Christine Anu as well as a visual display of poetry. She’s one of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists and it all kicks off at the ADCO Amphitheatre at Bond University from 2.00pm. Christine is supported by Tyus Arndt and the Churchie Soul Band. Sunday 15 March.

COMMUNITY + FAMILY

Bleach* Boulevard will see Currumbin come to life with food, live music and a heap of kid-friendly things going on. Ants, Fish-out-of-Water, Blinky Bill and friends from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary plus music by Emily, Tom Dodd and Shooty, Creature Kind, Timber Bones, Jake Whittaker, Slip on Stereo and Lisa Crawley. Sunday 15 March from 1.00pm.

Picnic in your Patch moves out to Mudgeeraba this Saturday. Top Secret Storytellers Clubhouse will entertain the kids along with craft activities and a stellar lineup of ladies provide the tunes: Clare Bowditch, Felicity Lawless, Jess Ribeiro, Julia Rose and Aquila Young. You can also check the Southern GC Sculpture Museum’s interactive 4D art inspired by a tapestry of local stories and wildlife. Saturday 14 March from 12 noon.

 

SURF

Surfrider Foundation’s Eco-Challenge brings together sustainability and surfing in a family friendly event. With expression sessions, timber craft and a sustainable market for all types of goodies, this event also brings the goods with music, yoga, skate, circus and much much more. Sunday 15 March from 7.00am at Tugun SLSC.

 

This is a snapshot of events happening across the Gold Coast this weekend. There are a heap more. You should visit www.bleachfestival.com.au and not just take our word for it.

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