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SHOWS

ALI BABA Mur­willum­bah Civic Cen­tre: The Mur­willum­bah The­atre Al­liance presents Ali Baba, based on the Ara­bian Nights tale, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. It is the story of a poor wood­cut­ter who is des­per­ate to buy the free­dom of his girl­friend. She is a slave to Ali’s brother and his greedy wife. One day Ali’s dream comes true in a very un­likely way, but things don’t turn out quite as he in­tended. Opens to­mor­row. mur­willum­bahthe­atre­com­pany. com THE MYS­TERY OF ED­WIN DROOD Spot­light The­atre: Based on Charles Dick­ens’ un­fin­ished fi­nal novel, The Mys­tery of Ed­win Drood tells the story of young Ed­win Drood, an English­man whose sud­den dis­ap­pear­ance throws the fic­tional towns­peo­ple of Clois­ter­ham into a panic. Sus­pi­cions arise about who is re­spon­si­ble for Drood’s van­ish­ing, with fin­gers point­ing ev­ery which way, in­clud­ing at the dash­ing but vil­lain­ous John Jasper, Drood’s fi­ancee Rosa Bud, opium den pro­pri­etor Princess Puf­fer and the mys­te­ri­ous sib­lings He­lena and Neville Land­less. Preview per­for­mance Wed­nes­day. spot­lightthe­atre.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

TONIGHT

PROM NIGHT: DIS­AS­TER DENIMS Else­where: Set Fu­ture, Taka, Just Jessie and oth­ers get the dance­floor pump­ing. From 9pm. Tick­ets $5. THE WIL­SON PICK­ERS Sound­lounge: You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train al­bum launch sup­ported by Dana Gehrman Show 8.30pm. Tick­ets $20-$25. 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.

TO­MOR­ROW

A NIGHT AT THE PROMS Jupiters Gold Coast: A mu­si­cal spec­tac­u­lar fea­tur­ing vi­o­lin, opera, pi­ano, bal­let and much more. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $59.95. MU­SICA PALAZZO Palazzo Ver­sace: Ja­son Bar­rySmith sings with Narelle French on pi­ano for the Opera Palace. Shows at 6pm and 8pm. Din­ner and show tick­ets from $90 per per­son. BENNY D. WIL­LIAMS Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Live mu­sic from Benny D. Wil­liams for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free en­try. STOWAWAYS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Clas­sic cov­ers across pop to coun­try, soul to in­die. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try. SUPERFEST NightQuar­ter, He­lensvale: Start Your En­gines launch party with sup­port from Sun­set City and Josh Love­grove. Show at 4pm. Tick­ets $3. BUDDY’S BACK! Twin Towns: Cabaret show in­cludes more than 30 of Buddy Holly’s big­gest hits. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $28. MATTY RODGERS Burleigh Brew­ing Com­pany: Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Matty Rodgers. Show 5pm. Free en­try. MICKEY D The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Comedic vet­eran will leave you in fits of laugh­ter. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $25-$79. THE BELLIGERENTS Else­where: Bris­bane five-piece de­scend with their “Caro­line” sin­gle tour. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $17.35. DIRTY CHAN­NEL South­port Sharks: Rock, roots and jam get your week­end un­der­way. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. WILD­CARD Cur­rumbin RSL: Duo cov­ers ev­ery­thing from clas­si­cal to con­tem­po­rary tunes. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

MARK WAT­SON Cur­rumbin RSL: Cafe Del Mar artist brings chilled vibes only. Show at 5pm. Free en­try. BUSKERS BY THE CREEK Cur­rumbin RSL: Joshy Dredz and Luke House­lander en­ter­tain on the deck. Show from 12pm. Free en­try. DANIEL BEL­LONE Fradgely Hall, Burleigh Heads: Spir­i­tu­al­ist and gui­tarist brings his Awak­en­ing Through Mu­sic show to Burleigh. Show at 7pm. Tick­ets $17-$20. BUSKERS BY THE CREEK Win­ders Park, Cur­rumbin: More than 250 artists per­form dur­ing one of the world’s big­gest busk­ing fes­ti­vals. Free en­try.

Ja­son Barry-Smith will ser­e­nade Palazzo Ver­sace this week­end.

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