MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
CAROLS ON THE BEACH
Surfers Paradise Beach: Held under the stars, the Gold Coast’s biggest Christmas carols event features live music from The Voice’s Mitchell Steele as well as Jo De Goldie, Peter Murphy, Tom Gilinder, Rachael Steel, Vanessa & Graham Moore, Vanessa Krummenacher and Georgie Gillings. The entertainment is hosted by Sea FM’s Charli Robinson. Show at 6.30pm Sunday. surfersparadise.com
Dracula’s, Broadbeach: The cabaret restaurant’s latest vampire vaudeville show features mischievous comedy, midair performances, colourful costumes, sensuous burlesque and slick jazz. Show for 15+ audiences. Stars Rudi Testa, Richard Macionis, David Kume, Aurelie Roque, Olesya Borisova, Ruby Clark 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
Dog & Parrot Tavern: Weekly comedy night featuring Tim Hewitt delivering original gags. Luke Ryan supports. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
WHO’S LINE UP IS IT ANYWAY?
The Loft: Local musicians showcase their acoustic tunes. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
THE MOONLIGHT SOCIETY
Studio 56: Local trio play rock’n’roll tunes. Crown the Humble support. Show at 6pm.
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Six Shooter, Scott Cleaver and friends spin club hits.
EAST: Knights of Pleasure host ladies night.
THE WEATHER MAN
Rabbit + Cocoon: The Weather Man plays live for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
THE JAMES STREET PREACHERS
Vintage Velvet: Duo play smooth blues tunes. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Jupiters Hotel & Casino: Live band transport you back to the 70s and 80s with this special tribute show. 8pm. Tickets $30.
Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with In Essense. Show 5pm-8.30pm.
A ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS DINNER AND SHOW
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Enjoy a three-course dinner with six-piece band The Flashbacks entertaining with the greatest hits from the 1950s and 60s. Show at 6pm. Dinner and show tickets $95.
EAST: Catch the hottest tracks.
NightQuarter, Helensvale: Brisbane band Avaberee play live. Jeremy Newell and Black Rabbit George support. Show at 6pm. Tickets $3.
Elsewhere: Gold Coast band Donny Love release their new EP
Sultry Visions with help from special guests. Show at 9pm. Tickets $10.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Chris Wainhouse does live standup. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25.
STAV AND THE DARK
The Loft: Stav and the Dark, Astrid, Hope Scott and Whitney Veitch. 7.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Local rockers showcase original tunes.
Currumbin RSL: Duo cover hits from the 60s to now. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
SATURDAY CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKETS
NightQuarter, Helensvale: With music from David De Vito, Jenna Dearness Dark, Gold Coast Choir and more. Show at 4pm.
Rabbit + Cocoon: Local band Velvet Martini play live for Marketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
Coolangatta Hotel: Melbourne 1980s art-rock wizards play their hits Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight, I Hear Motion, Two Cabs To The Toucan and more. Tickets $50.
Elsewhere: Latour and Giv on the decks playing club favourites Entry $10-$15.
Currumbin RSL: Party band The Hodads take to the stage for a night of fun hits. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
FUNK N WAGNELLS
Southport Sharks: Live funk and soul tunes for your Saturday evening. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
The Loft: Local singer Brad Kennedy plays live acoustic melodies with Peter Korzuch, Rachel Clark and Brooke Lambert. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Palm Beach Parklands: Local acts Aquila Young and Switchkraft play live in the pirate park for Palmy Sunday Fun Day. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall: Irish Mythen, Starboard Cannons and Felicity Lawless share the stage for touring event Festival of Small Halls. Show at 4.30pm.
THE BANDERAS BAND
Currumbin RSL: Live classic country and rock tunes from The Banderas Band. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Acoustic tunes from Garrett Kato for your Sunday afternoon. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
The Fisherman’s Wharf: It’s Nautic Giant’s birthday and to celebrate UK beat-maker Doorly spins tunes alongside Super Flu and special guests. Show at 3pm. Tickets $35.
NAUTIC GIANTS AFTERPARTY
Elsewhere: Sunday session with special guests.
Club Robina: Live rock covers. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Live band light up the dancefloor with soul hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Pub band play all the classics from the 1970s to now. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
The Cecil Hotel, Southport: Weekly comedy night featuring Simon Kennedy and Tim Hewitt. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton from Voice & Congas. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Alto Cucina & Bar Broadbeach: Improvisation night every Wednesday. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Live duo cover everything from jazz to blues and rock’n’roll. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
David De Vito heads to Carols on the Beach on Sunday.
Countdown Reloaded head to Jupiters tomorrow.
Byron Bay region folk group Starboard Cannons – Jan Van Dijk, Ash Bell and Matt Bone – are playing Mudgeeraba on Sunday.