LA MUSICALE D’ELEGANCE Gold Coast Little Theatre: Director Roger McKenzie brings together some of the best singers on the Gold Coast. Under the musical direction of Mary Walters, songs from operas, operettas and stage musicals will grace the stage. The program will feature beautiful music from the pens of Sigmund Romberg, Johann Strauss Jnr, Franz Lehar, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and more. Shows tomorrow and Saturday at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets $20. gclt.com.au ROLLING THUNDER VIETNAM Jupiters Gold Coast: Take a trip down memory lane with the stage show Rolling Thunder Vietnam. The all-Australian show tells a story of war, protest and homecoming with the songs that defined a generation during the 1970s. Combining personal stories of young Vietnam War soldiers with hit songs of the era, this soul-stirring production features rock classics by Steppenwolf, Joe Cocker, Billy Thorpe and many more. Shows tomorrow at 7.30pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from $79.90. jupitersgoldcoast.com.au SHORT+SWEET THEATRE The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The biggest little play festival is back at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, feeding short attention spans with bite-sized theatre and shot glass cabaret. At 10 minutes a pop, Short+Sweet serves you more than 30 new performance works by local artists — each one deliciously different from the next. Runs from tonight until August 13. theartscentregc.com.au AFTER JANUARY Javeenbah Theatre: Directed by Amy-Louise Anderson, this play is about what happens when you stop waiting for life to happen and begin to live it. Alex Delaney has 18 days of waiting before he knows the answer which will determine the course of his life. The waiting seems unbearable until he meets a girl ... After January is a touching and realistic portrayal of the awkwardness, inexperience and innocence of first love. Last shows. Plays Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets $25. javeenbah.org.au RETRO VAMPT Dracula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restaurant’s latest vampire vaudeville show celebrates the 1970s through big hair, spandex flares and a funky song list. Show for 15+ audiences. The psychedelic-inspired comedy cabaret stars Rudi Testa, Richard Macionis, David Kume, Danielle Glanville, Inia Dewar, Sarah LouisJean, Jessica Stansfield 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 larger-than-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
THE MACAU YOUTH SYMPHONY The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Macau Youth Symphony perform as part of Fiesta de la Musica. Show at 1pm. Free entry. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from Zookeepers. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. LAY OF THE LAND Elsewhere: Mutual Friends DJs, Six Shooter, Cleaver, Kinloch get the party started.
THE LYRICAL Miami Marketta: Live music from The Lyrical for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry. NEVILLE STAPLE Miami Shark Bar: Former The Specials and FunBoy3 member plays new tracks from his latest album Ska Crazy. Show at 8pm. Tickets $50. STOWAWAYS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Live act play a good mix of classic hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. ZEFERELI NightQuarter, Helensvale: Brisband indie-pop band Zefereli lay down the musical mood in The Paddock. Port Paradise and Matty Rogers support. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3. BALTIMORE GUN CLUB Currumbin Creek Tavern: Original bands Baltimore Gun Club, The Post, Labjacket and Nila Bonda showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. BB FACTORY Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with BB Factory. Show 5pm-8.30pm. WONGO Elsewhere: Wongo gets the party started with help from Audun. BEV KILLICK The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Bold and brassy funny woman Bev Killick delivers a non-stop energetic set for Comedy in the Basement. Show at 8pm. Tickets $25. CHERRY BOMB Currumbin RSL: Rock band cover everything from Baby Animals to Foo Fighters. Show at 7pm. Free entry. ROLLING STONES EXPERIENCE Southport Sharks: Live band pay tribute to The Stones with a hits-filled set. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Wes Carr, Kirby Lunn and Ben Mingay in Rolling Thunder Vietnam, which plays Jupiters Gold Coast tomorrow and Saturday.