The fourth runs strong
MAY the fourth be with you on Saturday when Star Wars Burlesque: The Empire Strips Back! lands on the Glitter Strip. Based on George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy, the burlesque show features a dancing Darth Vader, saucy Stormtroopers and a bikini-clad Boba Fett. Knowledge of the Force is not vital for Star Wars Burlesque, but the show promises to submerge you ‘‘in sci-fi fantasy of intergalactic proportions’’. After this weekend, production shuts down for six months as creative director Russall Beattie and team redo costumes from scratch, adding new props and acts. Fans around the world celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 each year. Disney theme parks in the US have programmed a day of Star Wars- related activities. Closer to home, more than 120 Star Wars characters descend on Dreamworld on Saturday and Sunday as a fundraiser for the Starlight Foundation. Saturday Night Show, Elsewhere: With resident DJs. Tomcat, Komune: Tomcat’s on the decks for Smokin’ Hot Saturday. Show at 7pm. DJ Turhan, Love Nightlife: DJ Turhan and Ash Tobia spin 1990s R’n’B favourites. Star Wars Burlesque: The Empire Strips Back, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Star Wars characters perform burlesque. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $53.70. Marty Harris, Swingin’ Safari: Marty Harris spins funk, soul and hip hop. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. Soul Brothers, Southport Sharks: Soul Brothers hit home with their soul tunes. Show 8.30pm. Free entry. Payments In Gold, The Loft: Payments In Gold launch a new album. Underwood Mayne, The Vultures and Gavin Doniger support. Show at 8pm. $10 entry.
Continued, Page 31 Bobby Alu, Mandala Organic Arts: (Report, Page 4.). Show at 9.30pm. Tickets $15. Jazz hosted by Mal Wood, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Soul singer Bec Whitehead performs live with support from The Jesse Green Quartet. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $29. Social Hooliganz, EAST: Sydney’s Social Hooliganz headlines the the official Prime Minister’s Cup race day after party for Hendonism Saturdays. Peking Duk, Platinum Nightclub: Peking Duk spark an electro fuse with a twist of house and dance. Flash and Craig Roberts support.
Star Wars Burlesque: The Empire Strips Back plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday. Show from 8.30pm. Tickets $53.70.