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ELMO’S SU­PER FUN HERO SHOW The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Elmo and the Se­same Street gang are on a mis­sion! Su­per Sparkle­heart, a cheer­ful caped vis­i­tor, takes them on a joy­ful mu­si­cal jour­ney to dis­cover the mys­te­ri­ous in­ner su­per­power that will make each of them an ev­ery­day su­per hero. Jam­packed with Se­same Street’s coolest hits, this is a show for lit­tle peo­ple and their grown-ups to sing, dance and join in with, all while ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the heart and life-lessons that Se­same Street has brought to its fans for more than 40 years. Be in­spired to be be the best you can be. Two shows only – Sun­day 10am and again at 12.30pm. Tick­ets $29.90-$59.90. thearts­cen­tregc.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, to­mor­row and Satur­day at 7.30pm. spot­lightthe­atre.com.au CAT’S CRA­DLE Tu­gun Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: This show tells the story of a Scot­land Yard in­spec­tor who re­opens a cold case that 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 HOW TO SUC­CEED IN BUSI­NESS WITHOUT RE­ALLY TRY­ING Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre: This is the clever and funny story of the young win­dow-washer J Pier­re­pont Finch’s me­te­oric rise to the top in big busi­ness. Revived on Broad­way in 2011 with Daniel Rad­cliffe in the lead­ing role, this snappy and fun mu­si­cal has de­lighted au­di­ences since it first hit the New York stage in 1961. Opens Satur­day. Tick­ets $15-$33. gclt.com.au RETROVAMPT 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. HOTSHOTS UNTAMED Envy Ho­tel, Broad­beach: Steamy male dance rou­tines in­spired by 50 Shades of Grey, Magic Mike and Justin Tim­ber­lake. Show at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $30. LAY OF THE LAND Else­where: Six Shooter, Cleaver and Kin­loch get the party started.


KIMMY&CREW Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Live mu­sic from Kimmy&Crew for Mar­ketta Street Food. Show at 5pm. Free en­try. LONG GONE DADDY DUO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Con­tem­po­rary act play a va­ri­ety of hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try. PAT TIER­NEY NightQuar­ter, He­lensvale: Pat Tier­ney lays down the mu­si­cal mood with sup­port from Bad Pony, live in The Pad­dock. Show at 4pm. Tick­ets $3. THE BLACK SWAMP Cur­rumbin Creek Tav­ern: The I Am al­bum tour, sup­ported by Azreal and Bal­ti­more Gun Club. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. JOCK BARNES Burleigh Brew­ing Com­pany: Fri­day Brew Jams at the Brew­house Bar with Jock Barnes. Show 5pm-8.30pm. Free en­try. DAVE CALLAN The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: The hairi­est comedian in the busi­ness. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $22-$79. CAT­FISH AND THE DEEJAYS Surfers Paradise RSL: Old­school rock­ers play old-time hits. Show 7.30pm. Free en­try. TRACEY VAUGHAN DUO Cur­rumbin RSL: Live act gets your week­end started right. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.


VOICE WEAVERS CHOIR Tum­bul­gum Hall, Tum­bul­gum: Mark the 150th an­niver­sary of the Tweed River’s best kept se­cret – Tum­bul­gum. Show at 3.25pm. Free en­try. JADE HUR­LEY Twin Towns: An icon of Aussie rock and coun­try takes to the Twin­nies stage. Show at 2pm. Tick­ets $5-$15. SONIIQ Cur­rumbin RSL: Get your groove on with Soniiq. Show at

Don’t miss De La Soul in By­ron this week­end.

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