PIXAR SHORT FILMS The Arts Centre: Take a break between workshops or escape the afternoon heat with free Disney and Pixar short films screening at The Basement. From the creative minds that brought you Toy Story, Finding Nemo and many more, these dazzling short films feature revolutionary animation, unforgettable music and characters you’ll love. So head down to The Basement to enjoy this movie chill-out zone for kids and parents alike, with cushions, mats and beanbags to make you feel right at home. Running from January 9 – 20. Free entry. 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 SALUTE TO THE LIGHT HORSE Australian Outback Spectacular: Saddle up for a remarkable journey to the snowcapped mountains of the high country where legendary yarns come alive and one of Australia’s most stirring true stories is reborn as Australian Outback Spectacular commemorates the Centenary of the ANZACS and the heroes of the legendary Australian Light Horse. Tickets from $69.99. outbackspectacular.com.au RAPUNZEL The Spotlight Theatrical Company: Cheer the hero and boo the villains in this wonderful retelling of Rapunzel. A true knockabout pantomime with all your favourite characters, spectacular scenery and costumes and memorable music, directed by Terri Woodfine. Two shows a day from January 4 – 14. Tickets $14 – $16. Book on 5539 4255. UNDER THE SEA MacIntosh Island Theatre Main Beach: An underwater display of fun and colour performed by the Queensland Theatre of Puppetry and written and directed by Phil Bell. Two shows daily from January 9 – 20, 9.30am and 11am. $6 entry. qtop.org.au
CLAPTONE Elsewhere: Otherwordly masked enigma Claptone will deliver a set filled with soulful and deep house sounds rooted from the house scene of Chicago. Doors open 9pm. Tickets from $20. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry. PRICE SEIA Currumbin RSL: Step back in time with songs from the world’s best crooners, Price’s velvet smooth voice will keep you entertained as he sings your favourite tunes. Show at 10.30am. Free entry.
BEARFOOT. Miami Marketta: Roots sextet spawned in 2013 from a fusing of styles and fuelled by a fondness for good groove. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. TASH LOCKHART Southport Sharks Cabana Bar: The Voice starlet and Gold Coast treasure plays covers and originals from 5pm. Free entry. BLUESCORP Southport Sharks: A treasure trove of traditional blues and dance tunes infused with a bit of funk and jazz here and there. 8.30pm. Free entry MAPSTONE AND PETE ALLAN NightQuarter: Experience the hearts and roots folk of growling didge and bass grooves of Mapstone, followed by the smooth coastal music with cool vocals and irresistible funk undertones of Pete Allan. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. ROY MORRIS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Playing acoustic guitar, big band, swing and rock ‘n’ roll music with professional backing sequences. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. MAT MCHUGH HIGH UP! Tour Soundlounge: The original Beautiful Girls frontman will deliver a mix of great songs and deep electronic beats with a smorgasbord of tracks from his career. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets $25 – $30. RETRONOMES Currumbin RSL: Faithfully recreating the sound and styles of the popular classic hits and mixing with the best of contemporary music. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
KATIE WHO Miami Marketta: A powerhouse of alternative folk rock and a voice that has been compared to Stevie Nicks and Florence. Doors open 4pm. Free entry. JIVE CATS Southport Sharks: Swing and rockabilly from 8.30pm. Free entry. LOADED DICE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Loaded Dice explode into action performing the latest and greatest dance music. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. RICHARD O Currumbin RSL: Contemporary, smooth jazz, Latin and folk music. Show at 7pm. Free entry. SARAH GRANT Currumbin RSL: Sweet soulful tones of the Motown era to rocking Janis Joplin style vocal performances live and acoustic on The Deck from 3pm. Free entry.
Kid Kenobi heads to NightQuarter for the Ministry of Sound Reunion Tour.