ALI BABA Murwillumbah Civic Centre: The Murwillumbah Theatre Alliance presents Ali Baba, based on the Arabian Nights tale, Ali Bab and the Forty Theives. This is the story of a poor woodcutter who is desperate to buy the freedom of his girlfriend, who 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. Last shows – Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Children $6, $15 adults. murwillumbahtheatre company.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 as to who is responsible for Drood’s vanishing, with fingers pointing every which way, including at the dashing but villainous John Jasper, Drood’s fiance Rosa Bud, opium den proprietor Princess Puffer and mysterious siblings Helena and Neville Landless. Tickets $20-$35. 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
ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
DOPE LEMON The Triffid, Brisbane: Angus Stone’s musical project’s first national tour. Doors 8.30pm. Tickets from $50.90. A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Gold Coast Jazz and Blues presents the Caxton Street Jazz Band. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $25-$30. LUKE MORRISE BAND Miami Marketta: Live music from the Luke Morrise Band for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry. THE LAMPLIGHTS Soundlounge: An organic blend of folk, funk, roots and blues with pop undertones. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $28-$35. MIDNIGHT GROVE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Multi-instrumental duo plays everything from jazz to dance floor hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. AMY SHARK NightQuarter, Helensvale: Amy Shark lays down the musical mood in The Paddock. City Over Sand and Marshall O’Kel support. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3. THIS CRAZY LIFE Twin Towns: A mini festival of the new wave of country music, featuring The Wolfe Brothers and Gord Bamford. Show at 8pm. Tickets $39. THE WAYWARD SUNS Currumbin Creek Tavern: With special guests Luke Houselander, Daneel and the Feel and James D’Khan. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10. MUSICA PALAZZO Palazzo Versace: Susan Ellis sings with Narelle French on piano at the Opera Palace. Dinner and show tickets from $90 per person. JEROME WILLIAMS Currumbin RSL: Muso covers roots and funk for Deck Acoustics. Show at 4pm. Free entry. JOSH LEE HAMILTON Burleigh Brewing Company: Friday Brew Jams at the Brewhouse Bar with Josh Lee Hamilton. Show 5pm-8pm. Free entry. QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Arts Centre Gold Coast: QSO performs the dynamic orchestration and captivating rhythms of Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Show at 7.30pm. Tickets $32-$56. YES SIR NOCEUR Elsewhere: Yes Sir Noceur take over for A Halloween Special. Joined by friends Lotus Ship and Stone Witches. From 8pm. MARSHALL OKELL Southport Sharks: Blues and roots to kick your weekend off right. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. KULAZ Currumbin RSL: A fresh repertoire of pop, reggae, soca, ballads, calypso and dance with a Caribbean twist. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
DISCO DANCE PARTY Currumbin RSL: Dress up in your spookiest Halloween costume and get your bones on the dance floor. From 7pm. Free entry. BROADWAY TO PAVAROTTI Robina Community Centre: Celebrate the life of Pavarotti, with the former Ten Tenor Roger Davy. Show at 11am. Tickets $30. DAY OF THE DEAD Coolangatta Hotel: Free Sunny, Amos Pella and DJs entertain for Halloween. Free entry. ’70S DISCO MANIA Twin Towns: Featuring Hot
Angus Stone of Dope Lemon. Catch him at The Triffid.