Kolourful Kapers, Spotlight Basement Theatre, Benowa:
The first community theatre show for the year is a fantasy tale of imagination and adventure featuring fairy godmothers, evil queens and the Rainbow Colours. (Report, left.) Shows tomorrow, Sunday, Monday and January 10-13 at 10.30am and Saturday and January 14 at 11am. Call 5539 4255 to book.
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre:
A concert-style show with 25 classical Disney and Pixar stars performing remixed versions of some of this year’s hottest hits – from rock to hip hop, swing, reggae and country tunes. Shows tomorrow and Saturday at 9.30am and 1pm.
Spirit of the Horse with A Tribute to Phar Lap, Australian Outback Spectacular:
This all-new show celebrates the courageous spirit of the horse in Australian history, with a tribute to famed Melbourne Cup winner Phar Lap. Penned and directed by Simon Wincer ( The Cup), with music by Lee Kernaghan and Garth Porter. Dinner and show Tuesdays to Sundays. Arrivals 6.15pm.
Redrum Cabaret, Dracula’s:
Frankenstein meets Moulin Rouge in the theatre restaurant’s sauciest show yet – a schlock horror cabaret inspired by B-grade flicks. Dinner/show Tuesday to Saturday at 6.30pm.
Jason Delphin and Marc Cowie, 1two3: The double act play acoustic rock, pop, oldies and Top 40. Show at 8pm. Free entry. George Ferguson, Lauxes: Local multiinstrumentalist Ferguson has worked with artists including Tina Turner, The Hollies anddel Shannon. A former member of the Maori Volcanics, he plays a piano/vocals residency Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7pm, Fridays from 6pm and Sundays from 3pm. Free entry. Jazz Night, The Loft: The Root Note headline Jazz Night with a selection of local special guests. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5. Zookeepers, Southport Sharks: Perform popular covers. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. Colourfide, The Loft: Up and coming Gold Coast reggae band Colourfide play with Sydney act Sticky Fingers and The Headland Peddler. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Ian Beddows Duo, Broadbeach Mall: This duo’s frontman Ian Beddows has been performing as a musician for more than 40 years and covers everything from Jimi Hendrix to Cream. Show at 6pm. Free entry. The Dream, Rabbit and Cocoon, Miami: Catch a screening of documentary The Dream which follows surfer and adventurer Benjamin Safari as he walks from Sydney to Perth along the Australian coastline. Show at 8.15pm. Tickets $10. Claude Hay, The Soundlounge: Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Australian blues/ roots artist Claude Hay takes a do-it-yourself approach to his music, building his own instruments and crafting his own songs. Asa Broomhall and Transvaal Diamond Syndicate support. Show at 8pm. Tickets $16. Juke Baritone and The Swamp Dogs, Coorabell Hall, Byron Bay: Juke Baritone and The Swamp Dogs headline a massive triple bill of maniacal alternative music alongsidehis Merry Men and White Knuckle Fever. Show at 7pm. Tickets $20. The Beautiful Girls, Coolangatta Hotel: Summer on the Gold Coast has become synonymous with The Beautifulgirls and the surf rock trio are back with their classic tunes and new material. Show at 8pm. Tickets $30. Hellen Gibbons, 1two3: Live set of R’N’B and hits from the 80s and 90s. Show at 8pm. Free entry. Bruce Whalan, Coomera Waters Tavern: The Gold Coast musician plays covers and originals on his acoustic guitar. Show at 6pm. Free entry. Street Cafe Band, Seagulls Club: Known as one of Australia’s favourite live acts on the pub and club scene, Street Cafe Band features Lisa Stewart on vocals and alto saxophone and Alan Laguda on keyboards. Show at 7pm. Free entry. Champagne Jam, Southport Sharks: The party band plays seventies to Top 40. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. Mission X, PA Bar, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: The Gold Coast band plays rock covers. Show at 9pm. Free entry. Richard Perso, The Loft: Victorian performer Richard Perso headlines a night of live music with the sounds of Nige, Barra Munday and Danielle Lewis. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Catfish and the Deejays, Surfers Paradise RSL: Old school rockers play old time hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. J Mascis, The Soundlounge: J Masics, fromus alternative rock act Dinosaur Jr, plays a rare solo show full of original music and crowd favourites. Dannywiddicombe supports. Show at 8pm. Tickets $36. The Lions Den, Tweed Heads Bowls Club: Fresh off performing at local Christmas Carol concerts, The Lionsden bring their live show and trio of amazing voices to a new audience. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. Akmal, Twin Towns: Comedy superstar Akmal brings his brand new stand-up show, The Life Of Akmal, to audiences around the country as he comments on hot topics and provides his hilarious insight. Joel Ozborn supports. Show at 8pm. Tickets $37. Mudslide Duo, Broadbeach Mall: The Mudslide Duo bring their experience, versatility and professionalism to a repertoire of hits. Show at 6pm. Free entry. Wynter Gordon and Sneaky Sound System, Jupiters Hotel and Casino: The summer pool parties return to Jupiters in 2012 with US dance/pop sensation Wynter Gordon performing hits such as Dirty Talk alongside colourful Australian dance act Sneaky Sound System. (Report, Page 40.) Show at midday. Tickets $65. Vaiyasaki Das, Coorabell Hall, Byron Bay: Internationally recognised for his musical abilities to perform the ancient art form of Kirtan and Bhajan, Vaiyasaki Das provides a rare opportunity to experience a taste of music from the Vedic tradition. Show at 6pm. Tickets $20. Stevenson St, PA Bar, Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Thegold Coast rock band plays classic and modern covers. Show at 9pm. Free entry. Shindig, Seagulls Club: Covering music from the fifties and sixties to classic rock’n’roll and pop, Shindig are a trio not to miss. Show at 8pm. Free entry. The Midnight Antics, The Loft, Chevron Island: The Midnight Antics get up to no good with an explosive live show. Also playing aredogtags, The Vamps and Kaddie Meanin’. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Atmosphere, Southport Sharks: Slide on your dancing shoes as Atmosphere play fifties and sixties rock’n’roll. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
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From Page 42 Tracey Leigh, Southport Sharks: Experienced performer plays a collection of crowd-pleasing acoustic covers. Show from midday. Free entry. Brett Gannon, Coolangatta Sands Hotel: Solo performer Brett Gannon plays pub rock favourites and eighties classics. Show at 5pm. Free entry. R3ndition Duo, Broadbeach Mall: This acoustic duo are regulars on the local scene. Their set features a rich variety of smooth covers. Show from midday. Free entry. Summer of Fun, Evandale Park, Bundall: Catch a feast of local performers playing live in this limited Summer of Fun concert series. Acts include Angela Toohey, Kiara Jack, Round Mountain Girls and mark Cryle and The Redeemers. Show from midday. Free entry. Bobby Alu, Buddah Bar, Byron Bay: Playing a mix of acoustic surf rock and world music, singer/songwriter Bobby Alu is a live act not to be missed. His set includes his critically acclaimed single Take It Or Leave It. Show at 3.30pm. Free entry. Bluejuice, Coolangatta Hotel: Party-starters Bluejuice are renowned for putting on one of the best live shows on the Australian music scene. They keep up the reputation by playing crowd favourites Broken Leg and Act Yr Age. With support from The Aston Shuffle. (Report, Page 7.) Show at 8pm. Tickets $25. Live Sessions, Genki Cafe, Currumbin: A melting pot of musicians perform at this weekly live session. Show at 1pm. Free entry. Live Music, Robina Bowls Club: The Coast’s finest jazz, rock and swing artists take to the stage every Sunday. This week features five-piece band Dance On. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
Mat Stokes, Southport Sharks: Wind down your working day to Mat Stokes’ set of popular covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry. Spin, Twin Towns: Rock along to Spin’s jumping live set and learn new dance moves. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Milonga Tango Night, Swingin Safari: A tango master and instructor helps you learn the art of the Spanish dance. First class free. Show at 7pm. Tickets $10. FABBA, Twin Towns: ABBA tribute act FABBA have been performing as the legendary Swedish pop band since 1996, bringing their seasoned live skills to hits such as Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money and more. Show at 10.30am. Tickets $10. Marc Cowie, 1two3: Performs live tunes. Show at 7pm. Free entry. Latin Dance Night, Southport Sharks: Voice & Congas play Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 6.30pm. Free entry. Jam Night, Southern Cross Tavern: Aspiring musicians are invited to grab the mic as part of jam night. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Jason Delphin, 1two3: Performs jazz, soul and funk. Show at 7pm. Free entry. Spanish Dance Night, Babalou Kingscliff: Tango it up on the classic wooden dancefloor for this weekly Spanish Dance night. Show at 7pm. Tickets $15.
Gen Y, Swingin Safari: Bring your instrument of choice and jam with the house band for openmic night. Solo and group performers welcome. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. Paul Brasch, PA Bar, Jupiters: Paul Brasch’s classy comedy has taken him to New Zealand, Canada, Papua New Guinea and all around Australia. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Open Mic Night, The Loft, Chevron Island: Local bands, poets and aspiring musicians are invited to take the stage for an open mic night. Show at 8pm. Free entry.