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GOLD COAST YOUTH ORCHES­TRA Youth Orches­tra Cen­tre, Ash­more: En­joy the Ju­nior Strings and Ju­nior Sym­phony this af­ter­noon at 4.45pm. HIGHER AND HIGHER — THE MO­TOWN MU­SI­CAL Spot­light The­atre: An allsing­ing, all-danc­ing cel­e­bra­tion of one of the rich­est pe­ri­ods in mu­si­cal his­tory. Cre­ated by Jamie Watt and Peter Laughton with slick, groovy chore­og­ra­phy and sen­sa­tional voices. Takes you back to the hits you love from su­per­stars such as The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Ste­vie Won­der, The Jack­son Five, Earth, Wind and Fire, Donna Sum­mer, the Bee Gees and more. Runs Thurs­days, Fri­days at Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til Septem­ber 3, with a 2pm mati­nee Sun­day and again Au­gust 28. Tick­ets from $20. spot­lightthe­atre.com.au THE IM­POR­TANCE OF BE­ING ERNEST Tam­borine Moun­tain Lit­tle The­atre: Os­car Wilde’s clas­sic is a far­ci­cal com­edy set in a world where class, so­ci­ety and fash­ion are ev­ery­thing. A witty in­sight not only into London high so­ci­ety of the 1800s, but trans­lates into a fresh commentary on a world fas­ci­nated by fame, so­cial me­dia and prop­erty prices. Seat­ing is cabaret, so bring your own drinks and nib­bles. Runs each Fri­day and Satur­day at 8pm un­til Au­gust 27 with a mati­nee on Sun­day at 2.30pm. Tick­ets from $18. tmlt.com.au EXIT LAUGH­ING Tu­gun Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: The Tu­gun The­atre Com­pany presents a hi­lar­i­ous Amer­i­can com­edy di­rected by Jim Dick­son. Plays Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day night at 7.30pm un­til the 27th with a mati­nee on Satur­day at 2pm. 0449 788 486 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 Louis-Jean, 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

ZOOKEEP­ERS South­port Sharks: Cov­ers and mod­ern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try. LAY OF THE LAND Else­where: Six Shooter, Cleaver and Kin­loch get the party started. Show at 9pm.

TO­MOR­ROW

OLD SKOOL Cur­rumbin RSL: Cov­er­ing all your favourites from the ‘70s un­til now, in­clud­ing Pink Floyd, Deep Pur­ple and The Ea­gles. From 7pm. Free en­try. KARL S WIL­LIAMS Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Live mu­sic from Karl S Wil­liams for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free. PARTNERS IN CRIME Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Con­tem­po­rary act play a va­ri­ety of hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free. IVEY NightQuar­ter, He­lensvale: Ivey lays down the mu­si­cal mood in The Pad­dock. Peach Fur and Lo­tus Ship sup­port. Show at 4pm. Tick­ets $3. ELVIS TO THE MAX Twin Towns: More than sim­ply im­per­son­ation, crit­ics have de­scribed this per­for­mance as “Elvis res­ur­rected”. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets from $50. DEJA VUDU Cur­rumbin Creek Tav­ern: Deja Vudu launch a new sin­gle and Stone Witches launch their EP with the help of UverseU and Leav­ings. 8pm start. $10 en­try. NICK CUN­NING­HAM Burleigh Brew­ing Com­pany: Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Nick Cun­ning­ham. Show 5pm8.30pm. FREE THE GE­NIE Else­where: Launch­ing their long-awaited de­but EP, Free The Ge­nie will be sup­ported by Tesla Coils, David Sch­wepps and Buff Girls. Doors from 8pm. En­try $10. CREE­DENCE – THE JOHN FOGERTY TRIB­UTE South­port Sharks: Live band pay trib­ute to John Fogerty. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

GREG DOOLAN’S VA­RI­ETY TONIGHT 3 Twin Towns: New con­cert se­ries fea­tur­ing Wick­ety Wak, Peter Paki and spe­cial guests. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $30. JIMMY BARNES Jupiters Gold Coast: Jimmy and his soul en­sem­ble cel­e­brate the re­lease of his new Soul Searchin’ al­bum on this na­tional tour. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets from $99. SPEC­TRUM Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: An up­beat mu­si­cal per­for­mance that takes au­di­ences on a mu­si­cal jour­ney from the ‘60s through to the lat­est top 40 hits. Show at 6.30pm. Free en­try. THE CALAMINE SIS­TERS TOUR NightQuar­ter, He­lensvale: Ella Hooper takes to The Pad­dock stage for a night of orig­i­nal tunes. Gena Rose Bruce and Asha Jef­fries sup­port. Show at 4pm. Tick­ets $3.

Catch Akova at Mi­ami Mar­ketta on Satur­day.

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