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SHOWS

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

TONIGHT

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

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.

SATUR­DAY

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 -

Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast copy­right re­stric­tions ap­ply 07 55322193

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