MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
THE MAN IN BLACK
Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Tex Perkins presents the story of Johnny Cash in this special tribute show. Featuring hits like Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues and more, the two-hour show will be interwoven with the story of Cash’s rise to stardom, his fight for survival and his eventual redemption. Shows tomorrow at 7.30pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets $44-$104. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
Javeenbah Theatre: From the man who wrote the script for
American Beauty and who created and wrote the groundbreaking television series
Six Feet Under, is a rollicking play in which five bridesmaids hide from a wedding reception and discuss men, religion and, of course, sex. The pacy dialogue and web of characters keep it utterly sharp. Directed by Dawn China. Plays until December 6. javeenbah.org.au
THE PAJAMA GAME
Gold Coast Little Theatre: This all-singing, dancing and acting spectacular is directed by Stuart Lumsden. Based on the novel 7½
Cents by Richard Bissell, the comedy follows staff at a pajama factory who are chasing a sevenand-a-half cent raise. Plays until December 6. Tickets $15-$32. gclt.com.au
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: This dark, blunt and black comedy features themes of
death, loyalty and friendship. Written by Mark Kilmurry, it follows the story of hired killers on a mission to find Harry, gangland associate and target. The wild road-trip tale stars Sandro Colarelli, Sean Dennehy and Elise Grieg. Last shows. Plays Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm. theartscentregc.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
CHRISTMAS WISH Queensland Academies Theatre: Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra grants your repertoire wishes gathered throughout 2014. Shows Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2.30pm. goldcoastphilharmonic.com
Southport Uniting Church: Gold Coast City Choir present their annual Christmas concert. Sing along to all your favourite holiday tunes and carols. Show at 2pm on Sunday.
GOLD COAST SONGWRITERS NIGHT
The Loft: Local singersongwriters showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
BENNO’S BIG SING
Provincial Bar: Benno plays acoustic versions of the soundtrack of your life – hits from the ‘70s to now.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Dynamite Studios Australia presents Rapture, featuring a variety of dance styles. Show at 7pm. Tickets $40.
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
PROM NIGHT GRAD BALL
Elsewhere: Get dressed up to get down for Prom Night.
SEX ‘N’ CHOCOLATE
EAST: Live music from local band Sex ‘N’ Chocolate for Worship Thursdays Ladies Night.
THE ABBA SHOW
Twin Towns: ABBAsolutely fABBAulous sing all your favourite Swedish pop hits. Show at 8pm. Tickets $39.
The Soundlounge: Emerging singer-songwriter blends pop, folk, indie and rock tunes. Left and Dalli support. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $20-$25.
Dolphins Hotel, Tweed Heads: Local rock five-piece band play live. Black Diamond and Boned support.
Burleigh Brewing Company:
Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Resonance. Show 5pm-8.30pm.
Platinum Nightclub: DJ Flash and J-Muz on rotation.
LANI AND LECIA
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Local roots-rock duo showcase their tunes alongside TrueTheory, We Become Ghosts, Felicity Burdett
and Something Really Beautiful. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $10.
ANDY SKI & JDUB
Cocktails Nightclub: Residents spin the latest in commercial dance.
GCRNB ALL STARS
EAST: Catch the hottest R’n’B tracks with live video mixing for Creme Fridays.
Elsewhere: Ethereral band Young Magic play live. The Delicates and Silversix support with Audun on the decks.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Steady Eddy does live stand-up for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25.
BENNY D WILLIAMS
The Loft: Local indie-roots muso Benny D Williams plays live with Casey Duque and Dale Carmody. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
KATY PERRY TRIBUTE SHOW
Southport Sharks: Experience your favourite Katy Perry tunes at this colourful tribute show. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Jazz, blues and party hits. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
THE SUN RECORDS ALLSTARS
Twin Towns: A concert based on the famed Memphis-based record company that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison. Show at 8pm. Tickets $45.
CASSIDY WILSON TRIO
Palazzo Versace: Live contemporary jazz at Le Jardin’s Gin Palace from 6.30pm. Free entry.
HAT FITZ & CARA
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Country and blues band Hat Fitz & Cara launch their new album
Do Tell. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Original bands Mar Haze (Central Coast), Yes Sir Noceur, Kit Lightning and Jesse Pumphrey
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Platinum Nightclub: The Ministry of Sound Annual Tour returns to Platinum featuring Ember and Kronic on the decks. DJ Flash supports.
Elsewhere: Lyndon Kidd, Jengis Kose and Giv on the decks. Entry $10-$15.
Currumbin RSL: Step back in time for this 1970s-themed disco party. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Live band pay tribute to classic rockers INXS. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
The Loft: Reichelt headlines a night of acoustic music with The Band From Oddworld and Kokeshi Heart. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
THE BEACH BOYZ SUMMER
Currumbin RSL: Five-piece band pays tribute to the Beach Boys. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Sunday session hosted by Rojdar, Oskar Long,
Cam Milesi and Katz. Free entry.
Club Robina: Live rock covers. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Celebrate the end of the year with Mistletoe Magic performing a variety show for the A Morning
With ... series. Show at 11am. Tickets $19.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
DUSTY AND THE DIVAS
Twin Towns: Sharon Rowntree performs hits from the 1960s for Morning Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Tickets $5-$15.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Loft: Show at 7.30pm.
Gold Coast rockers Smoking Martha play live at Dolphins Hotel, Tweed Heads, tomorrow.
Country and blues band Hat Fitz & Cara launch their new album Do Tell at the Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday at 7.30pm.