MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
MUSICAL MEMORIES MUSICALE
Tweed Heads Civic Centre: Tweed Theatre Company highlight the best parts of the last 10 musicals they have staged over the last decade. Stars more than 60 performers and features more than 30 songs. Liza Beamish directs. Kim Dobbie is musical director and Amy Stonehouse is choreographer. Two shows only. Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm. tweedtheatre.com.au
PETER PAN — THE PANTOMIME The Basement, Spotlight
Theatre: Top Hat Productions presents school holiday panto Peter Pan. Written and directed by Kate Peters, the show will embrace the classic English pantomime tradition and feature a girl playing Principal Boy, with talented young Gold Coaster Lucy Walding taking on the title role. Plays until July 12. spotlighttheatre.com.au
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
The Gerda Pinter Pavilion,
Macintosh Island Park, Surfers
Paradise: The Queensland Theatre of Puppetry present their July school holiday production of Alice In
Wonderland. Phil Bell directs. Shows weekdays at 11am until July 11. No bookings, arrive early. Tickets $5. qtop.org.au SHUT YOUR EYES AND THINK OF ENGLAND
Gold Coast Little Theatre: Dorothy Henderson directs this British farce. No one is who they seem in this comedy about wifeswapping and mistaken identities. When Mr Pullen comes to the office on a Saturday, he finds his employer, Sir Justin Holbrook, in the penthouse flat with a call girl. Sir Justin’s wife arrives; Pullen passes the callgirl off as his wife — until Pullen’s wife arrives too. Plays Thursdays to Saturdays until July 12, with a matinee on Sunday. gclt.com.au
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Ballina Players: Stage musical based in the mid-1950s during the time of rock’n’roll, when millions of men were being drafted into the armed services. Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock’n’roll star of his time and has just been drafted, devastating his teenage fans across the nation. One lucky fan — Kim MacAfee — wins a competition and she gets her “last kiss” from Birdie. Last shows. Plays until Saturday. ballinaplayers.com.au
Jupiters Hotel & Casino: A spicy Cuban and Latin-themed stage show starring some of the cirque world’s hottest acrobatics and a sizzling cast of dancers, singers and comedians in Jupiters Theatre this winter. The latest show from Gold Coastbased producer Sue Porrett’s Angelis Productions, SolAria — An International Spectacular opens on Thursday and plays Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm with matinees on Wednesdays at 1pm, Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets $49-$59. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au
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 Barry-Cotter and a live band. Last shows. 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
The Loft: Bandana Rock CanTeen Fundraiser with Jess Grimley, Caleb Lafaitele, Marty Gray, Myles Larsen. Show at 7.30pm. $10 entry.
The Soundlounge: The world’s premier beard-related rock act The Beards are returning with a brand new album. Franky Walnut supports. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $25-$30.
BENNO’S BIG SING
Provincial Bar: Benno plays acoustic versions of the soundtrack of your life — hits
from the ‘70s to now.
Currumbin Creek Tavern: The lovely Sarah Frank fronts the local indie band.
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Josh Rutherford, Six Shooter Cahill & Chris Miller on the decks for Non Cents. Tickets $3.
SEX ‘N’ CHOCOLATE
EAST: Live music from local band Sex ‘N’ Chocolate for Worship Thursdays Ladies Night.
Swingin’ Safari: Open to all performers. Presented by Pushin Buttonz. Show from 7.30pm. Gold coin entry.
DAN The Soundlounge: SULTAN Melbourne powerhouse Sultan plays songs rock vocalist from his Dan new album, Blackbird. Stonefield support. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $35-$40.
Burleigh Brewing Company: Brewhouse Bash at the Brewhouse Bar with Street 66. Show 5-8.30pm.
Southport Sharks: Wes Carr takes the stage from 8.30pm after performing at the Carlton Mid Celebrity Sports Lunch.
Komune: Blackout, Stix, KTBO and Hick-Up hit the decks for a shocking shirt dress up party. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
GCRNB ALL STARS
EAST: Catch the hottest R’n’B
tracks Creme with Fridays. live video mixing for
Elsewhere: Deep house DJ Silversix on the decks with support from residents.
Swingin’ Safari: Mad Peruvians present Friday Fiesta with South Americana, salsaton, reggae and funky Latin house. Salsa lessons from 6-8pm. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Mick Meredith does live stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25.
The Loft: Local musician Amy Shark launches a new single. Melbourne’s Eden Mulholland, Teigan Le Plastrier and Loddy & Stav support. Show at 8pm. $10 entry.
Southport Sharks: Live band play pop favourites. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Four-piece play smooth covers and party hits. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Twin Towns: A concert spectacular on the eve of Glenn Miller’s 75th anniversary. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $79.
CASSIDY WILSON TRIO
Palazzo Versace: Live contemporary jazz at Le Jardin’s Gin Palace from 6.30pm. Free entry.
A NIGHT IN TIJUANA
Komune: Tequila and taco night starring DJ Punch and Camorra. Free entry. JOSH BOYD
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Jazz in The Basement hosted by Mal Wood. New Zealand jazz export, Josh Boyd. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $22-$29.
CATFISH & THE DEEJAYS
Club Banora: Old school rockers play old time hits. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Platinum Nightclub: International DJ hits the Platinum decks. Flash and Craig Roberts support.
SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW
Elsewhere: Taya & Giv on the decks. Entry $10-$15.
Currumbin RSL: Quartet play funk, rock and pop covers. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Irish band play classic hits. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
The Loft: The Strums share the stage with Canada’s Cafeine, David Aurora and Mitchell Ryan. Show at 8pm. $10 entry.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Miami Marketta, Rabbit +
Cocoon: Hussy Hicks, Lachy Doley, Daniel Champagne and Lani Motiekaitis share stories and songs from 2pm.
NINE SONS OF DAN
Swingin’ Safari: Local five-piece alternative band play their youthful brand of pop-rock.
MASON RACK BAND
North Kirra SLSC: Local alternative-rock trio play live originals. Show 2pm. Free entry.
BLACK SPICED SUNDAY
Komune: Budding bands Salt & Seel and Uber Groove battle it out in a live setting. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
SMOOTH & GROOVE
Currumbin RSL: Trio play smooth party covers. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Emoh Instead, onehalf of What So Not with Flume, hits the decks.
THE JON SKYE BAND
Club Robina: Live rock covers. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
THE GREENROOM PROJECT JUNIOR
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Hosted by Matt Ward and starring Rachael Beck, The Greenroom Project Junior highlights the young emerging talent on the Gold Coast. Show at 6.30pm. Tickets $18-$28. TANGO CLUB & AVANT GARDE CINEMA
Swingin’ Safari: A relaxed way to learn the dance of love plus movies for the quirky. Show at 7pm. Tickets $10. A TRIBUTE TO CASH, MONROE & ELVIS
Twin Towns: Starring Mark Caliguri, Joanne Evangelia & Gigi Coppleman performing live for Morning Melodies. Show at 11am. Tickets $12.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
CATFISH & THE DEEJAYS
Breezes Stage, Twin Towns: Old school rockers play old time hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Swingin’ Safari: Open invitation for anyone who can play, sing, speak or perform to grace the stage. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Loft: All musos welcome. Show at 7.30pm.
Nine Sons Of Dan bring their pop-rock to Swingin’ Safari.
Wes Carr plays Southport Sharks.