MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
A TOUCH OF WEBBER A TASTE OF RICE Helensvale Cultural Centre: A concert spectacular featuring hit after hit from nine of the world’s best-loved musicals, courtesy of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice. One show only – tomorrow at 10am. Tickets $20. operaeaglesnest.com.au
CAT’S CRADLE Tugun Village Community Centre: Opening Wednesday, Cat’s Cradle tells the story of a Scotland Yard inspector who reopens a cold case which had ruined his career. He returns to the remote village where he once was met with co-operation, but where he now faces thinly veiled hostility. With desperate determination the inspector persists and unravels the totally unexpected truth. 0449 788 486
LET THE SUNSHINE Tambourine Mountina Little Theatre: The only thing that Emma and Rick have in common is a frustration with life. But despite the odds they are drawn together – to the horror of their parents whose ideological and personal differences run deep. David Williamson takes aim at greed, prejudice and personal change with gusto and his distinctively biting humour. tmlt.com.au
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Spotlight Theatre: Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel, this play tells the story of young Edwin Drood, an Englishman whose sudden disappearance throws the townspeople of the fictional town of Cloisterham into a panic. Suspicions arise as to who is responsible for Drood’s vanishing, with fingers pointing every which way. Tickets $20$35. Last shows – tonight at 7.30pm and matinee on Sunday at 2pm. 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, 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
RICK PRICE The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Veteran performs live, with special guest Mitch King. From 7.30pm. Tickets $34-$38.
BLENDED CHARISMA The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Renowned Gold Coast choruses The Blenders and Coastal Charisma come together to sing everything from barbershop standards to modern classics as part of Fiesta de la Musica. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Covers and modern jive live from 7.30pm. Free entry.
JASON MCGREGOR Swannies: Start your weekend early with Jason McGregor. Show at 6.30pm. Free entry.
THE SETTLEMENT Miami Marketta: Live music from The Settlement for Marketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
TOUCAN TWANGO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Contemporary act play a variety of hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free.
MATT STOKES Swannies: Ease into the weekend with smooth tunes from Matt Stokes. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
TAISHA DUO Swannies: Friday night’s all right with the Taisha Duo. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
LECIA LOUISE NightQuarter, Helensvale: Lecia Louise, Jake Fox and Marshall O’Kel lay down the musical mood. Show at 4pm. Tickets $3.
SONGS IN THE KEY OF MOTOWN Twin Towns: Two of the best Las Vegas soul shows come together bringing with them the best in soul and Motown music. Show at 8pm. Tickets $50.
ZABICAMUSICA Currumbin Creek Tavern: ZabicaMusica, Mitchells Fold, Peter Korzuch and Barbara Goodyear showcase their tunes. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10.
GOLD COAST YOUTH ORCHESTRA The Arts Centre Gold Coast: The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra presents their Annual Gala. Show at 6.30pm. Tickets $20-$37.
TH’FIKA Elsewhere: A night of ambience, folk and electronic tunes. From 8pm.
THE FERAMONES Southport Sharks: The Northern Rivers’ very own “supergroup”. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
THE ANCHORMEN Currumbin RSL: Live band cover classic party rock and pop. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
PHIL JAMIESON Soundlounge: Former Grinspoon frontman plays live.
Show at 8.30pm. Tickets between $30 and $40.
Twin Towns: Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist unveils new album and tour. Show at 8pm. Tickets $30-$45.
Miami Shark Bar: Meter maids beware, King Social are here. Show at 8pm.
TWO WHEEL DRIVE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Duo plays hits from the ‘50s to the ‘90s. Show at 7.30pm. Free.
FERGUSON TRIO Swannies: Three times the fun. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
REDSTARBORN Currumbin Creek Tavern: Live bands Redstarborn, Chelsea Rockwells, The Stone Fox and Handful of Helmet hit the stage. Show at 8pm. Tickets $10.
STICKY FINGERS NightQuarter, Helensvale: Reggae fusion indie rockers finally descend on the GC. From 4pm. Tickets sold out.
BILL BAILEY Jupiters Gold Coast: New show Larks in Transit. Show at 8pm. Tickets from $91.65.
Miami Marketta: Allensworth entertain for Marketta Street Food. Show at 4pm. Free entry.
NEW BEGINNINGS The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Rize Dance Company presents a variety of styles. Show at 7pm. Tickets $36-$42.
THE JACQUI WALKER BAND
Southport Sharks: Blues, soul and funky R&B for your Saturday night. Show at 8.30pm. Free.
A DAY ON THE GREEN Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton: Something for Kate, You Am I and Spiderbait triple-headline. From 2pm. Tickets from $89.90.
KIM WILDE AND HOWARD JONES
Jupiters Gold Coast: A double dose of ‘80s smash hits as two of the era’s biggest icons perform. Show at 8pm. Tickets $69.90.
Miami Marketta: Australia’s favourite psych-rock sisters. From 6pm. Tickets $25.
RUSSELL DAVEY Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Solo artist covers jukebox classics. Show at 2pm. Free.
KING SOCIAL The Bearded Dragon, Mt Tambourine: Masters of musical fusion. Show at 4pm.
TONY MCGUINESS Robina Tavern: Live set on the Deck. Show at 1pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
THE SHIRLEY BASSEY SHOW
Twin Towns: Starring Brunie Riely for the latest Morning Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Tickets $5-$15.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
WORLD’S WORST ADULT The Arts Centre Gold Coast: Comedian Frenchy is back with his best solo show ever. Show at 8pm. Tickets $23-$29.
OPEN MIC NIGHT The Loft: All musos welcome. Show at 7.30pm.
Dami Im did Australia proud at Eurovision earlier this year.
Catch Rick Price and Mitch King tonight at The Arts Centre.
King Social will bring a night of good times with them to Miami Shark Bar on Saturday.