MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
THE GINGERBREAD MAN Macintosh Island Park, Surfers Paradise: Queensland Theatre of Puppetry present children’s classic
The Gingerbread Man. Last shows today at 9.30am and 11am. Tickets $5. qtop.org.au IT’S MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO) Tweed Heads Civic Centre: Maria Grills directs raw Australian comedy about a dysfunctional family for Tweed Theatre Company. Dad Ron is terminally ill and decides to throw a party to make amends with the family he has not devoted much time to. Written by Elizabeth Coleman. Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm until May 3 with three 2pm matinees on Sunday week, April 27 and May 4. tweedtheatre.com.au THE REMOVALISTS Gold Coast Little Theatre, Southport: Two police officers — one young and fresh, the other older and jaded by life — investigate claims that suburban wife has been abused by her working-class husband. David Williamson epic, set against the backdrop of the 1970s, explores feminism, chauvinism, violence and abuse of power. Patrick Montieth directs. Last shows. Plays today to Saturday at 7.30pm. gclt.com.au THE ULTIMATE VEGAS SHOW Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Showgirls, feathers, sequins and all the sizzle of a true Las Vegas show. Presented by maestro Michael Boyd, The Ultimate Vegas
Show mixes jaw-dropping magic and illusions with gorgeous showgirls, a world-class juggler and a live band. Shows Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with matinees Wednesday at 1pm, Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 4pm. Tickets $49-$59. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au ILLUSIONS Village Theatre, Sanctuary 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. draculas.com.au SPIRIT OF THE HORSE Australian Outback Spectacular, Oxenford: Dinner and show with a cast of larger- than-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. outbackspectacular.com.au
BYRON BAY BLUESFEST John Mayer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Buddy Guy and many more play the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for the opening day
of Bluesfest. BASED COMEDY The Loft: Open night for local stand up comedians. Show at 8pm. Free entry. BENNO’S BIG SING Provincial Bar: Benno plays acoustic versions of the soundtrack of your life — hits from the 1970s to now. THE BAD SHEPHERDS The Soundlounge: British trio, fronted by comedian Adrian Edmondson, put their folk spin on punk classics. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $45-$50. TOMMY MEMPHIS Currumbin RSL: Morning melodies with Tommy Memphis covering Elvis, Johnny Cash, Bublee, Sinatra and Dean Martin. Show at 10.30am. Free entry. CARISMA The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Brisbane-based trio of flute, harp and cello perform as part of Fiesta de la Musica. Show at 1pm. Free entry. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry. SALVADARLINGS Elsewhere: Local band Salvadarlings play live to celebrate Cosmic Dolphin’s first birthday. Tickets $10. AUSTRALIAN STREET ENTERTAINMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS Surfers Paradise Foreshore: Bringing the carnival theme to the Surfers Paradise Festival is the Australian Street Entertainment Championships. Held over four days, clowns, mimes, magicians, jugglers, dancers and performers will take to stages across Surfers Paradise in a carnival of light and laughter. Shows today until Monday. TEMPEST The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Not your usual male revue show,
Tempest features hand-picked performers from the best male revues from around the nation, guaranteed to satisfy the senses in every way. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $30-$75. ELEMENTZ Currumbin RSL: Duo play smooth covers and party hits. Show at 6.30pm. Free entry. SEX ‘N’ CHOCOLATE EAST: Live music from local band Sex ‘N’ Chocolate for Worship Thursdays Ladies Night. FORRO D-QUINTA TRIO Swingin’ Safari: Classic Brazilian music and reggae roots from 9pm. Tickets $5.
BYRON BAY BLUESFEST Jack Johnson, Gary Clark Jr, Boz Scaggs, Doobie Brothers and many more play Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. GCRNB ALL STARS EAST: Easter edition with Masta K, DJ Blaze and DJ Mister P. Doors from midnight, diners earlier. WALKER Elsewhere: Walker, Chris Miller & Audun get the party started. Doors open midnight. HARLEY YOUNG The Loft: Brisbane indie-pop muso Harley Young plays live. Go Go Fish, Tash Le Strange and Mentally Twins support. Tapas on arrival. Show at 8pm. $15 entry.
CLOUD CONTROL Boardwalk Tavern: Alt-rock band 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. sanctuarycove.com/village-theatre
Tempest Dance at Arts Centre GC - T Clarke, Chaice Paterson, Mark Rosenfeld, Daniel Hull - Pic for CC -
Tempest perform at The Pic:(c) Regina King -
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