MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: This hilarious and heartfelt musical gem is fuelled with vibrant and soulful songs. A tribute to the courage of the Pacific peoples who migrated to New Zealand during the 1970s, The Factory opens with a powerful call to ancestral roots and features an original score by Poulima Salima. Soulful songs, slick choreography and a live band. Shows Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm. Tickets $21-$38. theartscentregc.com.au
PETER PAN — THE PANTOMINE
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. Last shows. Plays until Saturday. 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. Last shows. Plays daily until Friday at 11am. 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. Then Sir Justin collapses — just before a rich Arab Sheik arrives to sign some very important papers with him. Last shows. Plays Thursday to Saturday. gclt.com.au
Jupiters Hotel & Casino: A spicy new Cuban and Latinthemed stage show starring some of the cirque world’s hottest acrobatics and a sizzling cast of dancers, singers and comedians will warm up audiences in Jupiters Theatre this winter. The latest show from Gold Coast-based 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
Dracula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restaurant’s latest vampire vaudeville show features mischievous comedy, midair performances, colourful costumes, spidery antics and a punchy song list. Show for 15+ audiences. Stars Rudi Testa, Danielle Casson, Richard Macionis, Nicole James 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 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. outbackspectacular.com.au
THE WIZARD OF OZ SHOW
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Youngstars2.com presents a new interactive, fun retelling of Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. Click your heels together and get ready to follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters. Shows today at 10am. Tickets $16-$22. thewizardofozshow.com
BENNO’S BIG SING
Provincial Bar: Benno plays acoustic versions of the soundtrack of your life — hits from the ‘70s to now.
Currumbin RSL: Denise Scott headlines Side Splitting Comedy. Fiona McGary and Mandy Nolan support. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $39-$45.
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive can be enjoyed at the club live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Alli Barton & Sam Rogan 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: A weekly open stage event which is a hub for creativity. Open to all performers and collaborators. Presented by Pushin Buttonz. Show from 7.30pm. Gold coin entry.
Twin Towns: New Zealand’s Topp Twins, aka identical sisters Lynda and Jools Topp, deliver a fun memorable night of music and comedy. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $40.
The Soundlounge: The UK’s Lloyd Cole, former singer of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, returns to Australia for an extensive tour. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $40-$45.
JOSH LEE HAMILTON DUO
Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Josh Lee Hamilton Duo. Show 5pm-8.30pm.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club present Geoff Bull and The Finer Cuts giving a fresh coat to some of the great jazz standards. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $23-$28.
ANDY SKI & JDUB
Cocktails Nightclub: Residents
Tim J. Quinton and Johnny Pav play The Cave.