1984 Arts Theatre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Shake & Stir Theatre Company’s frightening theatrical event set against a towering wall of plasma screens brings George Orwell’s final novel screaming into the present. Adapted by Nelle Lee, Nick Skubij, directed by Michael Futcher and designed by Josh McIntosh, featuring Ross Balbuziente, Nelle Lee, Bryan Probets, Nick Skubij and David Whitney. Saturday, 7.30pm. WOGBOYS Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Two of Australia’s most loved actors, Nick Giannopoulos and Vince Colosimo, present their critically-acclaimed stage show Hilarious and insightful comedy written and directed by Giannopoulos. Tickets $79.90. Tonight from 7.30pm. TWO DOORS DOWN Murwillumbah Theatre Company: Classic Aussie comedy drama deals with one family’s attempt to come to terms with a year-old tragedy. Sam Steen directs. Plays Fridays and Saturdays until March 22 with two Sunday matinees on March 16 and 23. Cabaret style seating. BYO food and drinks. Tickets $15. THE ONEDERS The Pavilion, Beenleigh Showgrounds: Phoenix Ensemble production celebrating singer songwriters and pop stars that had no more than a single hit. Cast of 15 includes five-piece band live on stage. Joel Mikkelsen directs. Fridays and Saturdays until March 22. Tickets $22-26. ILLUSIONS 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 open 6.15pm. Tickets from $79.99.
JEREMY MAROU Rabbit + Cocoon, Miami: An intimate evening with contemporary indigenous musicians Jeremy Marou, Karl Wallis and Dave Dow for Bleach* Festival. Workshops, conversations and musical jams. BYO instrument. Show 5.308.30pm. Free entry. THE STAINED ANGELS The Loft: Four-piece Brisbane rock band The Stained Angels play live with Wren Klauf, Lani and Lecia, Angharad Drake and The Nicky Convine Duo. 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. BEC WHITEHEAD The Vault: Local songstress sings jazz, pop and soul. Nicole Parker-Brown warms up the stage for Jazz and Shiraz from 4pm, with Bec Whitehead from 7pm. Free entry. SARAH FRANK Mandala Organic Arts: Local singer-songwriter plays original soul and blues tunes. VIOLENT SOHO The Soundlounge: Prepare to rock out with Violent Soho, Bad//Dreems and The Sinking Teeth. Tickets $20-22. NICK LAGANIN BAND Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Nick Laganin Band. Free popcorn, BYO food and supervised kids welcome. Show 5pm-8.30pm. DANIEL DE NIRO Vanity Nightclub: Daniel De Niro, Jake Carmody and Jaden Took spin the best in commercial house. TRANCESSENTIAL Platinum Nightclub: With Dynasty, Taglo, Dan Burks, Dakova Dae and Binary Form on rotation. RELISH DUO RSL Southport: Cover band play live. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. LES GUNNESS The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Sydney’s Lee Gunness and the Caxton Street Jazz Band play jazz, gospel, blues and R’n’B for Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club. Show at 7.30pm Tickets $23-$28. ANDY SKI & JDUB Cocktails Nightclub: Residents spin the latest commercial dance blockbuster hits. GCRNB ALL STARS EAST: Catch the hottest R’n’B tracks with live video mixing for Creme Fridays. AJAX MEMORIAL Elsewhere: Bang Gang reunite for Ajax Memorial. Dangerous Dan, Damage, Doom and Hoodrat on the decks. Tickets $10-15. MAD PERUVIANS Swingin’ Safari: Mad Peruvians present Friday Fiesta with salsa, reggae and funky Latin house. Salsa lessons from 7pm. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5. DANNY MCGINLAY The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Danny McGinlay does live standup for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25. LACHY DOLEY The Loft: Sydney’s Lachy Doley shares the stage with Mojo Bluesmen and Kenny Slide. Show at 8pm. $15 entry.
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