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SHOWS

BURN THE FLOOR

Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: Dance troupe rebel against clas­sic ball­room in new show Fire in the Ball­room. It fea­tures orig­i­nal mu­sic, elab­o­rate sets and cos­tumes and ground­break­ing chore­og­ra­phy by Ja­son Gilk­i­son and Peta Roby. The ul­ti­mate high-volt­age the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, this show pushes the bound­aries of dance to new heights. Opens to­mor­row night and plays Tues­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm with mati­nees on Wed­nes­days, Satur­days and Sun­days. Runs un­til Fe­bru­ary 21. Tick­ets from $49.90. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au

WRITER’S BLOCK

Javeen­bah Theatre: Lo­cal writer and di­rec­tor Kel­lie Ea­tock presents the world pre­miere of this quirky tale. It fol­lows the story of Jane (Libby Ban­croft), an au­thor who sets about to write a play with all the ro­mance she lacks in her own life. Set against a 1940s and mod­ern back­drop, this com­i­cal ro­mance with a hint of drama also stars Cas­sidy Mackie, Sean Cur­ran and Emily Scan­lon. Plays Fri­days and Satur­days at 8pm un­til Fe­bru­ary 13, with a mati­nee Sun­day at 2pm. javeen­bah.org.au

WEST SIDE STORY

Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre: Di­rected by Kim Reynolds, this Romeo and Juliet-in­spired play fol­lows the story of two ri­val street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, and the ro­mance be­tween Maria and Tony. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm un­til Fe­bru­ary 23, with a mati­nee this Sun­day. gclt.com.au

BLOOD­BATH

Drac­ula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restau­rant’s lat­est vampire vaude­ville show fea­tures mis­chievous com­edy, midair per­for­mances, colour­ful cos­tumes, sen­su­ous bur­lesque, slick jazz, siz­zling com­edy and a punchy song list. 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

TONIGHT

JOSH PYKE

Stu­dio 56, Rab­bit + Co­coon: Aus­tralian singer-song­writer Josh Pyke de­liv­ers his hits Make You Happy, Middle Of The Hill and more. Show at 6pm. Tick­ets $51.

JENNY WYN­TER

Dog & Par­rot Tav­ern: Weekly com­edy night fea­tur­ing Jenny Wyn­ter de­liv­er­ing orig­i­nal gags. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

DUO AR­MON­ICO

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Ac­claimed mu­si­cians Belinda Man­war­ing and Daniel Cun­ning­ton com­bine the heart of clas­si­cal gui­tar and the beauty of cello for Fi­esta de la Mu­sica. Show at 1pm. Free en­try.

ZOOKEEP­ERS

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

LAY OF THE LAND

Else­where: Cleaver, Kin­loch, Six Shooter and more get the party started. Show from 10pm.

GREG & LAURA DOOLAN

Currumbin RSL: Duo play live for Morn­ing Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Free en­try.

TO­MOR­ROW

MATTY ROGERS BAND

Rab­bit + Co­coon: Live mu­sic from Matty Rogers Band for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free en­try.

SONS OF THE EAST

Sound­lounge: Syd­ney in­die-folk band play a va­ri­ety of orig­i­nals and cov­ers. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $18.

BIG STRONG BRUTE

NightQuar­ter, He­lensvale: Bris­bane mu­si­cian Big Strong Brute plays pop tunes in The Pad­dock. Yes Sir No­ceur and Hussy Hicks sup­port. Show at 4pm. Tick­ets $3.

BANA­NARAMA

Twin Towns: UK pop duo re­turn to Aus­tralia for the first time in two decades to play hits Love In The First De­gree, Venus and more. Wang Chung sup­port. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $75.

HAY­LEY CALVERT

Cud­dihy Park, Mudgeer­aba: Live mu­sic from Hay­ley Calvert and Tay­lor for Sum­mer­time Ses­sions in the Vil­lage. Show at 5.30pm. Free en­try.

THE MOON­LIGHT SO­CI­ETY

Currumbin Creek Tav­ern: Orig­i­nal bands The Moon­light So­ci­ety, The Ether, Elec­tric Ze­bra and Josiah Ga­borit show­case their tunes. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10.

THE BRAVE

Mi­ami Shark Bar: Bris­bane rock­ers The Brave share the stage with Tapestry, King Hit the Queen, Wild­heart and Par­ti­cles in Mo­tion. Show from 7pm. Tick­ets $15.

TOR­REN FOOT

Else­where: DJ lights up the dance floor with house hits. Audun sup­ports.

DAVE WIL­LIAMS

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Dave Wil­liams, who has a Jim Car­rey look and man­ner, does live stand-up for Com­edy in the Base­ment. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $25.

SITORY GROOVE

South­port Sharks: Cel­e­brate Wai­tangi Day with live band Sitory Groove. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

THE AN­CHOR­MEN

Currumbin RSL: Five-piece band de­liver clas­sic rock and pop tunes. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

DOUG PARKIN­SON

Twin Towns: Doug Parkin­son hon­ours Joe Cocker in this

Comic Dave Wil­liams is ap­pear­ing at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast to­mor­row.

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