MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Retired opera singers Reggie, Cissy and Wilf are looking forward to headlining the annual gala concert marking composer Verdi’s birthday. The serenity of their rehearsal room is shattered by the arrival of Jean: diva, celebrated soprano, fourth member of their quartet and Reggie’s ex-wife. Can they put aside old grudges and reteam for a show-stopping finale? Shows Tuesday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 2pm. Tickets $56. theartscentregc.com.au
WHO’S ARAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Gold Coast Little Theatre: A black comedy set at a university in New England, it tells the story of the marriage of George and Martha, played by Noel Thompson and Kate McNair. This award winning play made famous by the film starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor journeys through complex and intriguing fantasy to a tragic reality. Noella Johnson directs. Opens Saturday night and shows Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm with matinees Sunday at 2pm, March 27 at 2pm and April 3 at 4pm. gclt.com.au
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
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 masterful joke crafter Chris Wainhouse delivering original gags. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
LAY OF THE LAND
Elsewhere: Six Shooter, Cleaver and Kinloch get the party started.
Currumbin RSL: Leaping Lizards entertain from 10.30am before Alice Anderson takes to the stage at 6pm for St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Free entry.
BLACK BIRD HUM
Rabbit + Cocoon: Live music from Black Bird Hum for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
DANNY BHOY The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Stand up comedian presents his show Please Untick This Box. Show at 8pm. Tickets $54.90.
BIG DADDY WILSON
Soundlounge: Singersongwriter plays blues, folk, soul and gospel tunes from his new album Time, which was produced by Eric Bibb. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $30.
CATFISH & THE DEEJAYS
Surfers RSL: Old school rockers play old time hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Original bands Versus Fate, Chelsea Rockwells, Smoking Martha and Napoleonic Wars showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10.
JOSH LEE HAMILTON
Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Josh Lee Hamilton. Show 5pm-8.30pm.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club presents songstress Hetty Kate performing songs from yesteryear. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $23-$28.
Elsewhere: Lancelot gets the party started. Audun supports. Show at 10pm.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Danny McGinlay does live standup for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25.
WITH OR WITHOUT U2
Southport Sharks: Live band pay tribute to U2. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Live band Old Skool dig up all the classics from ‘70s to now. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Twin Towns: Kinsmen and Wickety Wak members team up for a St Paddy’s day concert like no other. Show at 8pm. $35.
Pacific Pines Tavern: Comedy night on the last Saturday of the month. This week Chris Wainhouse on stage, plus Adam Richard, Dan Rath, Michael Toon and Jack Gramenz. Show at 8pm Free entry.
Coolangatta Hotel: Boston Switch bring the party vibes. Sea Legz and Playhouse support. Free entry.
The Strand, Coolangatta: The Reversals, Jake Whittaker and
Amela play live for The Strand to the Sand, part of Bleach* Festival celebrations. Show at 3pm. Free entry.
Rabbit + Cocoon: Live band Rumba Fuego entertain for Marketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Comedian, singer and writer presents her show Em Rusciano is Not a Diva. Show at 8pm. Tickets $46.
Toolona Street, Tugun: Lemonade, Robbie Miller and Ivey in Toolona Street Festival mode. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Scott Pullen on the decks with support from resident Giv.
Currumbin RSL: Soulful covers from Mick McHugh. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Live band with rock’n’roll. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Robina Tavern: Chris Fair covers music from the 1960s to now. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
Palm Beach Hotel: Comedy king Chris Wainhouse performs an encore show. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Rabbit + Cocoon: Aussie rocker shares the stage with labelmates Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, Ouch My Face, East Brunswick All Girls Choir and The Finks. Tickets $30.
Coolangatta Hotel: Brisbane rockers The Belligerents take to the stage. Yes Sir Noceur support. Show at 2pm. Free entry.
Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh
Heads: Indie pop singer Ben Lee shares the stage with Black Rabbit George, Sahara Beck and We All Want To for Bleach* at Burleigh. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
CATFISH & THE DEEJAYS
Ramada, Hope Island: Old school hits. Show at 2pm. Free.
THE BANDERAS BAND
Currumbin RSL: Live country rock. Show at 2.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular covers for a kid’s disco. Damon Innes supports. Show from 1pm. Free entry.
THE ROCKIN’ BODGIES
Club Robina: Live rock covers. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
MADE IN PARIS
Elsewhere: Sunday session hosted by Made In Paris, Jimmy D & Stretch.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
Broadbeach Tavern: Comedy magician Pete Booth. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
The Cecil Hotel: Stand up comedy from Chris Wainhouse and Joe Shaffer. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Twin Towns: Opera and pop singer Darren Williams performs live for Morning Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Tickets $5-$15.
SHANE HOWARD AND DAVE GUNNING
Soundlounge: Talented musicians Shane Howard and Dave Gunning share the stage for a night of folk tunes. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $20.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
WEDNESDAY THE JAMES STREET PREACHERS
The Cambus Wallace: Duo play stomping street-style blues. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
Mackenzie’s Sports Bar, Southport Sharks: Live comedy from Chris Wainhouse and Ellen Briggs. Show starts at 7.30pm. Free entry.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Loft: All musos welcome. Show at 7.30pm.
Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is at The Arts Centre Gold Coast tomorrow.
Brisbane rockers The Belligerents are at the Coolangatta Hotel on Sunday.