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IL RITORNO The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: A ground­break­ing new work fus­ing Circa’s world-renowned stripped-back ac­ro­bat­ics with baroque opera. Over 80 taut min­utes, it retells Clau­dio Mon­teverdi’s Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Pa­tria, in­ter­min­gling it with folk song and new com­po­si­tions. Shows to­mor­row and Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $26 – $48. thearts­cen­tregc.com.au HIGHER AND HIGHER – THE MO­TOWN MU­SI­CAL Spot­light Mu­si­cal: An allsing­ing, all-danc­ing cel­e­bra­tion of one of the rich­est pe­ri­ods in mu­si­cal his­tory. Cre­ated by Jamie Watt and Peter Laughton with groovy chore­og­ra­phy and sen­sa­tional voices. Takes you back to the hits you love from The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Ste­vie Won­der and more. Runs Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til Septem­ber 3, with a 2pm matinee on Sun­day. Tick­ets from $20. spot­lightthe­atre.com.au THE IM­POR­TANCE OF BE­ING ERNEST Tam­bourine 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 into not only 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. Last shows – to­mor­row and Satur­day at 8pm. Tick­ets from $18. tmlt.com.au EXIT LAUGH­ING Tu­gun Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: The Tu­gun The­atre Com­pany presents this hi­lar­i­ous Amer­i­can com­edy di­rected by Jim Dick­son. Last shows – tonight, to­mor­row and Satur­day at 7.30pm. 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 7.30pm. Free en­try. PROM NIGHT: CAR­NI­VAL Else­where: Henna, JayV, Just Jessie, Kin­loch, Stan­field, Taleena and Set Fu­ture get the party started. From 9pm.

TO­MOR­ROW

CHEAP FAKES Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Live mu­sic from Cheap Fakes for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free en­try. DAVID LEE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: David’s out­stand­ing abil­i­ties on the fid­dle and gui­tar make this quite the mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try. CASEY BARNES NightQuar­ter, He­lensvale: Lo­cal mu­si­cian Casey Barnes launches his new al­bum, Live as One. Show at 4pm. Tick­ets $3. THE MCC­LY­MONTS Twin Towns: Brooke, Sam and Mol­lie cel­e­brate 10 years of hits with this spe­cial per­for­mance. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets from $40. PHIL AND TILLY Burleigh Brew­ing Com­pany: Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Phil and Tilly. Show 5pm-8.30pm. MATT BAKER The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Matt Baker and his trio fly in di­rect from New York to play the mu­sic made fa­mous by Os­car Peter­son. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets from $25. JENSEN IN­TER­CEP­TOR Else­where: Men­ac­ing techno with sup­port from Ti­afau and Lockhart. From 9pm. THE AMY WINE­HOUSE SHOW: BACK TO BLACK Lon­es­tar Tav­ern: Vo­cal­ist At­lanta Coogan blows au­di­ences away pay­ing trib­ute to Amy Wine­house, 10 years af­ter Back to Black was re­leased. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets from $25. PLAT­FORM South­port Sharks: Orig­i­nals night. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. GEMINII Cur­rumbin RSL: Live band cover ev­ery­thing from jazz to Latin. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. CAT­FISH AND THE DEE­JAYS Paradise Point Bowls Club: Old school rock­ers play old time hits. Show at 6pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

SHAKAFEST Mi­ami Tav­ern: Drapht, Dune Rats, Spit Syn­di­cate, The Vanns, Von Vi­lains, Ivey, White Blanks, Peach Fur shake up Satur­day. From 12pm. Tick­ets from $49. EV­ERY­BODY LOVES TO DANCE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: En­joy the lat­est disco, pop, rock and dance hits. Show at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

THE JOHN­SON STOM­PERS

NightQuar­ter, He­lensvale: The John­son Stom­pers take to The Pad­dock stage for a night of orig­i­nal tunes. Don’t for­get your danc­ing shoes. Show at 4pm. Tick­ets $3.

MESCALITO BLUES

Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Lo­cal mu­sos en­ter­tain for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free en­try. DISCO DANCE PARTY Cur­rumbin RSL: Dress up as your favourite Aussie icon. Resident DJ spins all the top tracks. From 7pm. Free en­try. CAP­TAIN WOW South­port Sharks: Band plays hits from the 1960s to the ‘80s. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

SUN­DAY

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: The Grammy-win­ning Soweto Gospel Choir. Show from 5pm. Tick­ets from $79.

TWO 4 NOW

Cur­rumbin RSL: Duo play a va­ri­ety of hits. Show at 2.30pm. Free en­try.

THE HONEY SLID­ERS

Sound­lounge: Band per­forms The Rolling Stones’ Sticky

Fin­gers, with guests Tim Rogers and Ben Sal­ter, sup­ported by Dana Gehrman. Show from 4.30pm. Tick­ets from $25.

BRAD BUCK­LEY

Robina Tav­ern: Brad Buck­ley cov­ers mu­sic from the 1960s to now. Show at 1pm. Free en­try. SCOTT SUL­LI­VAN Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Soloist and gui­tarist with more than 300 songs in his reper­toire. Show at 2pm. Free en­try.

LEANNE TEN­ANT

Cur­rumbin RSL: Live blues and roots acous­tics on the deck. Show at 3pm. Free en­try. DANIEL STONE­MAN South­port Sharks: Live acous­tics. From 1pm. Free en­try.

LOL CREW

South­port Sharks: Pop­u­lar songs for a fun­tas­tic kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free en­try. ROYALE SUN­DAYS Else­where: Sun­day ses­sion hosted by Jimmy D & Jay­boy.

CAT­FISH AND THE DEE­JAYS

Ash­more Tav­ern: Old school rock­ers play old time hits. Show at 3pm. Free en­try.

MON­DAY

LLOYD SANIEL

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

TUES­DAY

SWING FORCE BIG BAND

Twin Towns: Greg Aspel­ing and the Les Wil­son Swing Force Big Band per­form. Show from 11am. Tick­ets $5-$15.

VOICE AND 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.

DEN­NIS KNIGHT

Twin Towns: A spe­cial show for Morn­ing Melodies. Show at 11am. Tick­ets $5–$15. OPEN MIC NIGHT The Loft: All mu­sos wel­come. Show at 7.30pm.

Tim Rogers will front The Honey Slid­ers at Sound­lounge on Sun­day.

Catch The McC­ly­monts at Twin Towns to­mor­row night.

The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast will wel­come the Soweto Gospel Choir, all the way from South Africa, on Sun­day evening.

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