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, Marvin Gaye, Donna Summer and lots more. Last shows. Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets from $20. spotlighttheatre.com.au
A TOUCH OF WEBBER AND A SIDE OF RICE Tweed Heads Civic Centre: Presented by Neptune Musical Productions and showcasing the world of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed by David Chittick and Wendy Fahey, starring Liza Beami. Shows tomorrow and Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinees Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm. Call 55362446 for reservations.
SYDNEY HARBOUR TURANDOT The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Puccini classic, the final opera from one of the greats, created especially for the acclaimed Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s jaw-dropping outdoor water-stage performance. Filmed for your viewing pleasure. Italian with English subtitles. Two shows only. Tuesday at 10.30am and Wednesday at 6.30pm. theartscentregc.com.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 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 largerthan-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
BACH @ LUNCH The Arts Centre Gold Coast: With Louise King on cello and Huguette Brassie on harpsichord. Show at 1pm. Free entry. 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. GREG AND LAURA DOOLAN Currumbin RSL: Former frontman of cabaret band Wickety Wak teams up with his wife to play live for Morning Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Free entry.
FELICITY LAWLESS Miami Marketta: Live music from Felicity Lawless for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry. SUPERNATURAL Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Contemporary act play a variety of hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free. J-FUNK AND HAYDEN HACK NightQuarter, Helensvale: Double hit of musos lays down the musical mood in The Paddock. From 6pm. Tickets $3. ANTHONY CALLEA Twin Towns: The Aria awardwinning singer brings Backbone to the stage. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $49. LURE Currumbin Creek Tavern: Original bands Lure, Just Monday, Nowhere Else and Bixby Canyon showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. RHAPSODY IN BLUE The Arts Centre Gold Coast: An enchanting evening of remarkable food, wine and music featuring the Southern Cross Soloists. Show at 6.30pm. Tickets $65. PACES Elsewhere: Tropical beats and forward-thinking pop. Nocturnal Tapes and Health Club support. From 8pm. Tickets from $18.40.
Southport Sharks: Live band pay tribute to a range of crowdpleasing acts. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Femalefronted, four-piece rock-covers band pulls no punches to bring you an explosive show. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
TAXIRIDE AND THE BADLOVES
Twin Towns: Two much-loved Aussie bands take the stage and wow with a range of hits. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $37.
A BLACK AND WHITE NIGHT
Jupiters Gold Coast: A tribute to Roy Orbison’s album and TV special. Show at 8pm. Tickets from $69. JOE PHILLIPS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Enjoy some tunes to get your weekend underway. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. SISTERHOOD NightQuarter, Helensvale: Women take over The Paddock stage for a night of original tunes. Featuring Salt & Steel, Lucy Gallant and Kate Leopold. Show
from 6pm. Tickets $3.
NICOLE PARKER-BROWN AND THE LATE LATE SHOW
Miami Marketta: Kitschy and classic jazz and blues, live for Marketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
The Avalon: A journey through futuristic sounds, wonky bass music and off-the-wall visuals. Tickets from $10. CATFISH AND THE DEEJAYS Southport Sharks: Old school rockers play some old time hits. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Band plays top 40, rock, classics, funk and even jazz and blues. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
DUDES OF DOO WOP
Currumbin RSL: Trio captures the true essence of the ‘50s with their vocal stylings and a focus on harmonies and high energy. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Live and lovely acoustic set from Hayley Grace. From 1pm. Free entry.
Robina Tavern: Tony McGuiness covers music from the 1960s to now. Show at 1pm. Free entry. BRETT HITCHCOCK Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Live band cover everyone from Ed Sheeran to Elvis Presley. Show at 2pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry. ROYALE SUNDAYS Elsewhere: Sunday session hosted by Jimmy D & Jayboy.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
VOICE & 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. OPEN MIC NIGHT The Loft: All musos welcome. Show at 7.30pm.
Fans will be hoping The Badloves play their hit “Green Limousine” when they take to the Twin Towns stage on Saturday.
Catch Anthony Callea‘s pitch-perfect vocals at Twin Towns tomorrow night.
Taxiride will give you a blast from the past this weekend.