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BLUES ON BROAD­BEACH

Broad­beach: A mix­ture of blues funk and soul will res­onate through­out Broad­beach this week­end as the an­nual Blues On Broad­beach fes­ti­val re­turns to the streets. Head­line acts in­clude An­drew Strong, Ash Grun­wald, The Black Sor­rows and James Mor­ri­son. The free event opens tonight and plays un­til Sun­day. blueson­broad­beach.com

COP­PELIA

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: The Queens­land Ballet presents the en­chant­ing Cop­pelia. A beau­ti­ful, life­like doll and two bickering young lovers cre­ate comic chaos in this cap­ti­vat­ing ballet. Prior to to­day’s 1.30pm mati­nee, en­joy About Ballet and

Mu­sic, a pre­con­cert pre­sen­ta­tion at 12.30pm. Cop­pelia also shows tonight at 7pm. Tick­ets $64. thearts­cen­tregc.com.au

FI­ESTA DE LA MU­SICA

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: A fes­ti­val of clas­si­cal arts, Fi­esta de

la Mu­sica takes over The Arts Cen­tre with a range of tick­eted and free events. Cel­e­brat­ing the best of clas­si­cal mu­sic, the pro­gram fea­tures ev­ery­thing from fla­menco dance with live mu­sic to span­ish gui­tar. Per­form­ers in­vite Gold Coast­ers to par­tic­i­pate in op­er­atic and in­stru­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties. The fes­ti­val runs un­til May 31. thearts­cen­tregc.com.au

MOON­LIGHT SER­E­NADE

Tu­gun Com­mu­nity Cen­tre:

Moon­light Ser­e­nade is Tu­gun Theatre Com­pany’s first mu­si­cal re­view in more than seven years. Fea­tur­ing com­edy sk­its, danc­ing and songs from the war years. Gai Byrne di­rects. Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm with a mati­nee on Satur­day at 2pm.

I AM JACK

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Monkey Baa Theatre Com­pany presents this play based on the book by Su­sanne Ger­vay. This one-man show ex­plores the of­ten over­looked taunt­ing and teas­ing that bul­lies are so adept at in­flict­ing on their vic­tims. Jack takes us on a touch­ing and jour­ney as he moves from vic­tim to vic­tor. San­dra Eldridge di­rects. Opens Tues­day at 10.30am and plays May 26 and May 29. Tick­ets $19.50. thearts­cen­tregc.com.au

THE WIZ­ARD OF OZ

Spot­light Theatre: The well­known score in­cludes all your favourite old songs. Dorothy per­suades three friends to ac­com­pany her on the trip to the Emer­ald City to see the Wiz­ard – Scare­crow, who lacks a brain; the Tin Wood­man, who has no heart; and the Cow­ardly Lion, who would like to have some courage. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm with mati­nees on Sun­day and May 31 at 2pm. spot­lightthe­atre.com.au

JERRY’S GIRLS

Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre: Kate Peters di­rects this clas­sic pro­duc­tion which show­cases the mu­sic of Jerry Her­man and his lead­ing ladies. The songs are de­liv­ered with style and pizzazz by a cast of tal­ented ladies. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm with mati­nees on Sun­day, May 31 and June 7 at 2pm. gclt.com.au

RAB­BIT HOLE

Javeen­bah Theatre: Writ­ten by David Lind­say-Abaire, this is a pro­found and painfully touch­ing ex­am­i­na­tion of grief. Stars Jacy Moore, Dean Mayer, Emily Scan­lon, Del Halpin and An­drew Barnes un­der the di­rec­tion of Barry Gibson. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm un­til May 30. javeen­bah.org.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

HIGH COUN­TRY LEG­ENDS

Aus­tralian Out­back

Spec­tac­u­lar, Ox­en­ford: Din­ner and show with a cast of larg­erthan-life char­ac­ters, an­i­mal stars, 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 THE JAMES STREET PREACH­ERS

Vin­tage Vel­vet: Duo play smooth blues tunes. Show at 8pm. Free en­try.

THE LOFT SHOW­CASE

The Loft: Lo­cal mu­si­cians show­case their acous­tic tunes. Show at 8pm. Free en­try.

ZOOKEEP­ERS

South­port Sharks: Cov­ers and mod­ern jive live from 7.30pm. Free en­try.

ARNO ALL­STARS

Else­where: Fea­tur­ing live bands The Samin Broth­ers and Gruel Street.

THE AU­DREYS

Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Ade­laide folk-rock duo take to the stage. Tick­ets $22.

THE TENORS

Cur­rumbin RSL: Two for­mer long­stand­ing mem­bers of The Ten Tenors play live for Morn­ing Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Free en­try.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

EAST: Knights of Plea­sure host ladies night.

TO­MOR­ROW

FELIC­ITY LAW­LESS

Rab­bit + Cocoon: Felic­ity Law­less plays live gypsy rock for Miami Mar­ketta. Show at 5pm. Free en­try.

CAT­FISH & THE DEE­JAYS

Nerang Com­mu­nity Bowls Club: Old-school rock­ers play old-time hits. Show at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

PAUL DEMPSEY

Sound­lounge: Some­thing for Kate front­man Paul Dempsey plays a solo show. Mos­man Alder sup­ports. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $35.

THE ART

Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Melodic hard rock band The Art cel­e­brate the re­lease of their new sin­gle Dead In­side. Tick­ets $10.

ANH DO

Twin Towns: Aus­tralian co­me­dian Anh Do presents his hi­lar­i­ous stand-up show The Hap­pi­est Refugee. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $49.

MIS­GUIDED

Cur­rumbin Creek Tav­ern: Orig­i­nal bands Mis­guided, I Met The Maker, Odyssey, Cac­tus Dil­lDos, Sec­ond­hand Tooth­brush and Why The Face show­case their tunes. Show at 8m. Tick­ets $10.

RAW DEEP

Burleigh Brew­ing Com­pany: Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Raw Deep. Show 5pm-8.30pm.

TRANCESSENTIAL

Plat­inum Night­club: With Ta­glo, Bi­nary Form and Xact­lythis on ro­ta­tion.

MELISSA WEST­ERN

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: In a feast of jazz and blues, Melissa West­ern presents a cabaret-style evening of mu­sic by Ella Fitzger­ald, Bil­lie Hol­i­day, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and more. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $23$28.

ANDY SKI & JDUB

Cock­tails Night­club: Res­i­dents spin the lat­est in com­mer­cial dance.

CREME FRI­DAYS

EAST: Catch the hottest RnB tracks for Creme Fri­days.

VON VIL­LAINS

Else­where: Live band Von Vil­lains get the party started. Un­der­wood Mayne, Yes Sir No­ceur, Adam Swain & Rikki New­ton sup­port.

TAHIR

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Tahir does live stand-up for Com­edy in the Base­ment. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $25.

FREE THE GE­NIE

The Loft: Free The Ge­nie, Blake Allen and Da­neel share the stage. Show at 8pm. Free en­try.

WHO RE­MEM­BERS THE 80S

South­port Sharks: Sing along to all the fab­u­lous hits of the ‘80s era. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

POCO LOCA

Cur­rumbin RSL: Live band cover ev­ery­thing from jazz to Latin. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY THE GLENN MILLER ORCHES­TRA

Twin Towns: Fea­tur­ing Amer­ica’s finest mu­si­cians to­gether with the Moon­light Ser­e­nade Singers and The Broad­way Swing Dancers. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $69.

LURE

Cur­rumbin Creek Tav­ern: Live bands Lure, Sim­u­la­tion, Holly Ter­rens and Phil Han­cock share the stage. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $10.

CAS­SIDY WIL­SON TRIO

Palazzo Versace: Live con­tem­po­rary jazz at Le Jardin’s Gin Palace from 6.30pm. Free en­try.

AKOVA

Rab­bit + Cocoon: Lo­cal muso Akova plays live for Miami Mar­ketta. Show at 4pm. Free en­try.

ELEC­TRA

EAST: Elec­tra and Fire Fi­esta do spe­cial per­for­mances. Tunes by Rowan Panozzo, Craig Roberts, Steve Frank and Mr Smith.

ANDY SKI & JDUB

Cock­tails Night­club: Res­i­dents spin the lat­est in com­mer­cial dance.

HE­LENA

Plat­inum Night­club: Fe­male su­per­star DJ re­turns to Plat­inum. Flash & J-Muz sup­port.

CAS­SIAN

Else­where: Cas­sian on the decks. En­try $10-$15.

MID­NIGHT GROOVE

Cur­rumbin RSL: Duo play soul­ful party cov­ers. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SOUL REF­ER­ENCE

South­port Sharks: Six-piece soul and funk cov­ers band mix old-school clas­sics and mod­ern hits. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

BROOK CHIV­ELL

The Loft: Lo­cal songstress Brook Chiv­ell plays live with Hay­ley Marsten and Brooke Lam­bert. Show at 8pm. Free en­try.

SUN­DAY KNIKI & MIKE BEALE PROJECT

Cur­rumbin RSL: Duo play a va­ri­ety of hits. Show at 1.30pm. Free en­try.

WALLY & THE GA­TORS

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

ROYALE SUN­DAYS

Else­where: Sun­day ses­sion hosted by Stretch and Jimmy D. Free en­try.

DANCE ON

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

MON­DAY

MARCO

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

TUES­DAY

VOICE & CON­GAS

South­port Sharks: Latin pop, reg­gae­ton and sal­saton. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

WED­NES­DAY

HAN­LON BROTH­ERS

Alto Cucina & Bar Broad­beach: Im­pro­vi­sa­tion Night, Wed­nes­days from 8pm. Free en­try.

THE JAMES STREET PREACH­ERS

The Cam­bus Wal­lace: Duo play smooth blues tunes. Show at 8pm. Free en­try.

DEANA PEHER

Twin Towns: Deana Peher presents va­ri­ety show Morn­ing

With The Stars. Show at 11am.

Tick­ets $5-$15.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

The Loft: All mu­sos wel­come. Show at 7.30pm.

Pic­ture: TA­NIA JO­VANOVIC

The Black Sor­rows will be per­form­ing at Blues on Broad­beach.

Pic­ture: STEVE BACCON

Co­me­dian Anh Do’s The Hap­pi­est Refugee show is back by popular de­mand.

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