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SHOWS

QUAR­TET

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

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

CHRIS WAIN­HOUSE

Dog & Par­rot Tav­ern: Weekly com­edy night fea­tur­ing mas­ter­ful joke crafter Chris Wain­house de­liv­er­ing orig­i­nal gags. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

ZOOKEEP­ERS

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.

ALICE AN­DER­SON

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

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.

VER­SUS FATE

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.

HETTY KATE

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.

LANCELOT

Else­where: Lancelot gets the party started. Audun sup­ports. Show at 10pm.

DANNY MCGIN­LAY

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.

OLD SKOOL

Currumbin RSL: Live band Old Skool dig up all the clas­sics from ‘70s to now. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

CELTIC BLUN­DER

Twin Towns: Kins­men and Wick­ety Wak mem­bers team up for a St Paddy’s day con­cert like no other. Show at 8pm. $35.

CHRIS WAIN­HOUSE

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.

BOS­TON SWITCH

Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Bos­ton Switch bring the party vibes. Sea Legz and Play­house sup­port. Free en­try.

THE RE­VER­SALS

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.

RUMBA FUEGO

Rab­bit + Co­coon: Live band Rumba Fuego en­ter­tain for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free en­try.

EM RUS­CIANO

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Co­me­dian, singer and writer presents her show Em Rus­ciano is Not a Diva. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $46.

ELEC­TRIK LEMON­ADE

Toolona Street, Tu­gun: Lemon­ade, Rob­bie Miller and Ivey in Toolona Street Fes­ti­val mode. Show at 4pm. Free en­try.

SCOTT PULLEN

Else­where: Scott Pullen on the decks with sup­port from res­i­dent Giv.

MICK MCHUGH

Currumbin RSL: Soul­ful cov­ers from Mick McHugh. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

DANCE ON

South­port Sharks: Live band with rock’n’roll. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

SUN­DAY

CHRIS FAIR

Robina Tav­ern: Chris Fair cov­ers mu­sic from the 1960s to now. Show at 1pm. Free en­try.

CHRIS WAIN­HOUSE

Palm Beach Ho­tel: Com­edy king Chris Wain­house per­forms an en­core show. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

COURT­NEY BAR­NETT

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.

THE BEL­LIGER­ENTS

Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Bris­bane rock­ers The Bel­liger­ents take to the stage. Yes Sir No­ceur sup­port. Show at 2pm. Free en­try.

BEN LEE

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.

LOL CREW

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.

MON­DAY

LLOYD SANIEL

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

PETE BOOTH

Broadbeach Tav­ern: Com­edy ma­gi­cian Pete Booth. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

TUES­DAY

CHRIS WAIN­HOUSE

The Ce­cil Ho­tel: Stand up com­edy from Chris Wain­house and Joe Shaf­fer. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

DAR­REN WIL­LIAMS

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.

CHRIS WAIN­HOUSE

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.

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