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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.


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.


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.



Twin Towns: Star­ring Brunie Riely for the lat­est Morn­ing Melodies. Show at 10.30am. Tick­ets $5-$15.


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.

Pic­ture: Bob Barker

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.

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