ANNIE Spotlight Theatre, Benowa: Orphan searches for a family to care for her. Kim Reynolds directs and choreographs, with Greta Brinsley assistant choreographer and Kristine Dennis as musical director. Today at 7.30pm. Continues Thursdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm until March 8; matinee on Sunday. Tickets $20-35. LOVE’S A LUXURY Tugun Theatre: Mark Fell directs this archetypal frenzied farce which includes such delights as marital misunderstandings, mistaken identities, female impersonations and a knobbykneed scout master. Last days. Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets $12-15. THE ONEDERS The Pavilion, Beenleigh Showgrounds: Phoenix Ensemble production celebrating the singer songwriters and pop stars that had no more than a single hit. Cast of 15 includes fivepiece band live on stage. Joel Mikkelsen directs. Plays Fridays and Saturdays until March 22. Tickets $22-26. ILLUSIONS Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove: Globe-trotting Oxenford showman and Australian Entertainer of the Year Matt Hollywood blends comedy, tricks and stunts as he unveils his latest illusions. Extended season continues until April 27. Tickets $39. Family, dinner, show deals. Friday to Sunday at 7pm, matinee Saturday at 4pm. SIN & TONIC Dracula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restaurant’s latest variety show melds Berlin burlesque, mischievous comedy, carnival novelty acts and a punchy songlist. Show for 18+ audiences. Stars Rudi Testa, Danielle Casson, Richard Macionis, Megan BarryCotter and a live band. Dinner and show Tuesdays to Saturdays. Arrivals from 6.30pm. SPIRIT OF THE HORSE Australian Outback Spectacular, Oxenford: Dinner and show with a cast of largerthan-life characters, big stunts, special effects and live music and a three-course meal. Plays Tuesdays to Saturdays with matinees on the last Sunday of the month. Doors 6.15pm. Tickets from $79.99.
UNITED STATES OF OZ The Loft: Local trio play rock originals. Just Monday, Tash Le Strange and Conspiracy of One support. Show at 8pm. $10 entry. FRAZER GOODMAN The Vault: Singer and pianist Frazer Goodman entertains with his blend of blues, funk and soulful grooves. Show at 7pm. TWISTED THURSDAYS Surfers Beergarden: Live metal and punk bands. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry. SEX ‘N’ CHOCOLATE EAST: Live music from local band Sex ‘N’ Chocolate for Worship Thursdays Ladies Night. BRAZILIAN FORRO TRIO Swingin’ Safari: Classic Brazilian music and Forro dance. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5.
THE PRO SURF PARTY Coolangatta Hotel: With Cut Snake, DCUP, Tom & Jarry, Benjo and Teknizm on rotation for a Quiky Pro party. Tickets $22. BEC WHITEHEAD The Vault: Local songstress sings jazz, pop and soul. Nicole ParkerBrown warms up the stage for Jazz and Shiraz from 4pm, with Bec Whitehead from 7pm. Free entry. THE STEREOTYPES Currumbin Creek Tavern: Fourpiece play classic rock. Show at 9pm. TIJUANA CARTEL The Soundlounge: The Gold Coast’s own answer to Santana showcase their new single
Tickets $30. DAKUTA Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Dakuta. Free popcorn, BYO food and supervised kids welcome. Show 5pm8.30pm. FLASH Platinum Nightclub: Flash and Craig Roberts play big room house music. CLASSIC CREEDENCE RSL Southport: Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10-$15. ANDY SKI & JDUB Cocktails Nightclub: Residents spin the latest in commercial dance. BRETT ALLEN Liv Nightclub: The Rave Radio DJ has hands raised all night. ADAM & EVE Komune: Adam & Eve and Bonnas on the decks for Hotel Komune launch night. Show at 6pm. GCRNB ALL STARS EAST: Catch the hottest R’n’B tracks with live video mixing for Creme Fridays. PIRATES ALIVE Elsewhere: Local surf-rock band Pirates Alive share the stage with Elegant Shiva. Tickets $15. MAD PERUVIANS Swingin’ Safari: Mad Peruvians present Friday Fiesta with salsa, reggae and funky Latin house. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5. CHRIS WAINHOUSE The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Chris Wainhouse does live standup for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25. WAZZA MUSGROVE Bambu Bar: Laid-back reggae and roots music. Show at 6.30pm. Free entry. D AT SEA The Loft: Brisbane’s D at Sea blends hardcore with acoustic. Millie Tizzard and Alisha Todd support. Show at 8pm. $15 entry. REBECCA JOHNSON BAND Southport Sharks: Live laid-back classics and upbeat hits. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. LOOSE TALK Currumbin RSL: Duo play classic rock tunes. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
CARAVANA SUN Rabbit + Cocoon: Caravana Sun are touring their new album The four-piece band fuse ska and surf-rock for Miami Marketta. LESYAH The Vault: Local singer performs jazz, pop and soul. Show at 7pm. CASSIDY WILSON TRIO Palazzo Versace: Live contemporary jazz from 6.30pm. Free entry.
Tijuana Cartel showcase their new single at The Soundlounge