MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
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.
THE JAMES STREET PREACHERS
The Cambus Wallace: Duo play stomping street-style blues. Show at 8pm. Free entry.
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.