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SHOWS

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

MERCY THIEVES

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

SPIDERLASH

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

CHRIST­MAS CON­CERT

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.

TONIGHT

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.

RAP­TURE

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Dy­na­mite Stu­dios Aus­tralia presents Rap­ture, fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of dance styles. Show at 7pm. Tick­ets $40.

ZOOKEEP­ERS

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

THE ABBA SHOW

Twin Towns: ABBA­so­lutely fABBAu­lous sing all your favourite Swedish pop hits. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $39.

THELMA PLUM

The Sound­lounge: Emerg­ing singer-song­writer blends pop, folk, in­die and rock tunes. Left and Dalli support. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $20-$25.

SMOKING MARTHA

Dol­phins Ho­tel, Tweed Heads: Lo­cal rock five-piece band play live. Black Di­a­mond and Boned support.

RES­O­NANCE

Burleigh Brew­ing Company:

Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Res­o­nance. Show 5pm-8.30pm.

DJ FLASH

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.

YOUNG MAGIC

Else­where: Ether­eral band Young Magic play live. The Del­i­cates and Sil­ver­six support with Audun on the decks.

STEADY EDDY

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.

GEMINI

Cur­rumbin RSL: Jazz, blues and party hits. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

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

$25.

MAR HAZE

Cur­rumbin Creek Tav­ern: Orig­i­nal bands Mar Haze (Cen­tral Coast), Yes Sir Noceur, Kit Light­ning and Jesse Pumphrey

play Tick­ets CATFISHlive. $10. Show& THEat 7.30pm. DEE­JAYS

Club­play Free old-timeen­try. Banora: hits. Old-schoolShow at rock­er­s8pm.

ANDY Cock­tailsspin the SKI lat­est Night­club:& JDUBin com­mer­cial Res­i­dents dance.

PHOENIXBurleigh Un­der­ground Drum­mers:blues. Ray Grech Live sup­ports.jazz, soul and Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $15.

THE Coolan­gat­taMARK OF Ho­tel: CAIN Rock­alter­na­tiveKing of the metal North band support. plays live. Tick­ets $33. THE MIN­ISTRY OF SOUND AN­NUAL TOUR

Plat­inum Night­club: The Min­istry of Sound An­nual Tour re­turns to Plat­inum fea­tur­ing Em­ber and Kronic on the decks. DJ Flash sup­ports.

LYN­DON KIDD

Else­where: Lyn­don Kidd, Jengis Kose and Giv on the decks. En­try $10-$15.

DISCO FEVER

Cur­rumbin RSL: Step back in time for this 1970s-themed disco party. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

INEX­CESS

South­port Sharks: Live band pay trib­ute to clas­sic rock­ers INXS. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

RE­ICHELT

The Loft: Re­ichelt head­lines a night of acous­tic mu­sic with The Band From Od­dworld and Kokeshi Heart. Show at 8pm. Free en­try.

SUN­DAY

THE BEACH BOYZ SUM­MER

PARTY

Cur­rumbin RSL: Five-piece band pays trib­ute to the Beach Boys. Show at 1.30pm. Free en­try.

NYSSA BERGER

South­port Sharks: Popular cov­ers. Show at 6pm. Free en­try.

ROYALE SUN­DAYS

Else­where: Sun­day ses­sion hosted by Ro­j­dar, Oskar Long,

Cam Milesi and Katz. Free en­try.

ROCKIN’ BOD­GIES

Club Robina: Live rock cov­ers. Show at 1.30pm. Free en­try.

MON­DAY

MISTLE­TOE MAGIC

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.

LLOYD SANIEL

South­port Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth cov­ers. Show at 6pm. Free en­try.

TUES­DAY

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.

WED­NES­DAY

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.

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