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 Australian Light Horse. Tickets from $69.99. outbackspectacular.com.au 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 until January 20 at 9.30am and 11am. $6 entry. qtop.org.au.
ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry. INSTRUMENT FUSION The Arts Centre: On tour from Victoria, this Melbourne based elite music school will perform hits of today and yesteryear to entertain both the young and young at heart on The Terrace. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
RÜFÜS NightQuarter: The ARIA winners and international DJ group hit the Gold Coast for one night only, with their chilled electronica sure to have the crowd grooving. Supported by Roland Tings and Lastlings. Doors open 4pm. Ticketed event. CATFISH AND THE DEEJAYS Paradise Point Bowls Club: Old-school rockers play classic hits from 6pm. Free entry. JIMEOIN Jupiters Gold Coast: Get along and catch the man with the best brows in the business’ new show, Renonsense Man, and see why he is one of the world’s best stand-up comedians. Doors open 7pm. Tickets from $50. MASON RACK BAND Tree Tops Tavern: Gold Coast blues trio rock out to raise funds for Bravehearts. Tickets $10, available from the bar at Tree Tops Tavern or call 5593 7811. VANISHING SHAPES Miami Marketta: Fairy music from the eccentric Newcastle band, with melodic characteristics of Celtic, Turkish and Andean folk music. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. KAYELENE & CO The Arts Centre: Warm and enchanting children’s performer, enticing children of all ages to settle in and engage closely with cleverly nuanced music and lyrics. Show at 12.30pm. Free entry. LURE Currumbin Pub: Heavy rock band Lure play their last ever show supported by Monsters of the Midnight Sun, UverseU’s single launch and Syrup Go On. Show at 8pm. Entry $10. PLAYING VEGAS Southport Sharks: Covers from 8.30pm. Free entry. TWO FOR NOW Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Jazz, swing, rock and pop – this duo can do it all. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry. JOSH LEE HAMILTON Burleigh Brewing Co.: Indie, roots and folk singer from Byron Bay. Show at 5pm. Free entry. KILLER QUEEN Twin Towns: The brilliant band Killer Queen, sounds like Queen, entertains like Queen and John Blunt’s uncanny likeness to Freddie Mercury has to be seen and heard to be believed. Show at 8pm. Tickets $30.
HUNTING JADE Miami Marketta: The Brisbanebased eight-piece band grace the Marketta with alternative pop tunes from 4pm. Free entry. STEVE BACKSHALL Jupiters Gold Coast: Come on a theatrical journey as Steve shares his gripping encounters with deadly creatures travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole. Doors open 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Tickets from $39.95. LIVING IN THE 70S Southport Sharks: Rock tribute show performing live from 8.30pm. Free entry. BIG NIGHT OUT De Vito Waterfront: Enjoy live entertainment and love songs from Tarscha, David De Vito, Glen Thomas and Olwen Williams with big vocals, piano and trumpet. Show at 6pm. Free entry. SUGAR SHAKERS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Popular duo play out a fun night with plenty of dance music from 6:30pm. Free entry. NICOLE PARKER BROWN NightQuarter: Nicole and her band’s repertoire of kitschy and classic jazz and blues always get the crowd grooving, with support from Steve Tyson. Doors
Gold Coast musician Amanda King plays Cabana Bar.