BROWN SUGAR The Arts Centre Gold Coast: A super-sexy night filled with brown sugar treats as part of the Glitter Festival. Hosted by Miss Ellaneous, Brown Sugar delivers a delectable array of stunning performances from local and international performers. Featuring Constantina Bush, Kim Busty Beats and Lisa Fa’Alafi from the hit show Hot Brown Honey, Brown Sugar promises to delight more than just the tastebuds. This performance contains adult themes, coarse language and sexual references. Recommended age 15+. Tonight only. Show at 7.30pm. artscentregc.com.au THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Tweed Heads Civic Centre: Prince Alexander is unhappy and lonely. The kings feels he needs to find a wife, so the queen arranges a great ball and invites princesses from far and wide in the hope the prince will meet the woman of his dreams. The queen asks for the help of the royal sorcerer to ensure that the princess who is chosen is a true princess in every way. Last shows – Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. tweedtheatre.com.au UP, UP AND AWAY The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Take a journey through time as homage is paid to some of the Gold Coast’s most beloved icons. Inspired by the golden age of air travel and the heyday of the “Glitter Strip”, Up, Up and Away features a feast of local performers and special guests. Well-known and loved choreographer Matt Browning will delight with his eclectic celebration of everything Gold Coast. A free event with fabulous music and outrageous costumes, as part of the Glitter Festival. Three shows only – tonight and tomorrow at 6.30pm and Saturday at 7pm. OTHELLO The Arts Centre Gold Coast: A Bell Shakespeare production directed by Peter Evans, Othello is a violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy and is a relentless journey of vicious passion. A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello is a man swept up in desire, quickly turned to murderous rage when he is betrayed by his military brotherin-arms, the cynically destructive Iago. Two shows only – Tuesday at 11am and again at 7.30pm. 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
GLADYS The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Celebrate the life and music of Gladys Moncrieff. Show at 1pm. Free entry. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry. LAY OF THE LAND Elsewhere: Six Shooter, Cleaver and Kinloch get the party started. PRICE SEIA Currumbin RSL: Security guard steps out from behind the desk to cover songs by the world’s best crooners. Show at 10.30am. Free entry.
CITY OVER SAND Miami Marketta: Live music from City Over Sand for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry. THE HARD ACHES Miami Tavern: Indie punkrockers stop by the GC on their I Freak Out EP tour. Support from Foley. Show at 8pm. Tickets $16$20. LIGHTS OUT AND DANCE The Arts Centre Gold Coast: A dancing in the dark session for the pure joy of movement. Starts at 6pm. Tickets $5. DAVID LEE DUO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: David’s skills on the fiddle and guitar are not to be missed. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. PATRICK JAMES NightQuarter, Helensvale: Patrick James with support from Bella Maree and Obi Sun. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3. THE BLACK SORROWS Twin Towns: One of Australia’s most enduring touring bands takes to the Twin Towns stage. Show at 8pm. Tickets $39. ARALUNAR BEAGLE Currumbin Creek Tavern: Original bands Aralunar Beagle, Peach Fur and Nice Biscuit showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. BENNY D. WILLIAMS Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Benny D. Williams. Show 5pm-8.30pm. Free entry. I’M EVERY WOMAN The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Performer Trevor Noah dons 27 dresses, 14 wigs and portrays the biggest divas in the world. Show at 8pm. Tickets $45.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in action.