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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

TONIGHT

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

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.

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