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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 Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar: Sad­dle up for a re­mark­able jour­ney to the snow-capped 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 NIGHT, MOTHER Jessie be­gins the play by calmly in­form­ing her mother Thelma that she will that night be tak­ing her own life, then steadily sets about pre­par­ing to do just that. Night, Mother in­tro­duces us to mother and daugh­ter, al­low­ing us to ac­com­pany the two women as they peel the lay­ers of their re­la­tion­ship and con­front the empti­ness each feels in her own way. As Os­car Wilde ten­dered, no man be­comes his mother. This is his tragedy. Ev­ery woman does be­come her mother; this is hers. Runs Jan­uary 27 to Fe­bru­ary 11. Tick­ets from $15. Call 5596 0300 or go to javeen­bah.org.au

TO­DAY

NIGEL JONES Cur­rumbin RSL: See Nigel’s wealth of un­de­ni­able tal­ent and ex­pe­ri­ence, his soul­ful voice and ex­cep­tional mu­si­cian­ship from 1.30pm. Free en­try.

TO­MOR­ROW

TRANSVAAL DI­A­MOND SYN­DI­CATE Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Aus­tralian blues rock stal­warts, fat slide riffs, heavy drum­ming and all­round good times from 5pm. Free en­try. TOU­CAN TWANGO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: A fun duo rock­ing from 7.30pm. Free en­try. LOUD GOES BANG EP LAUNCH Cur­rumbin Pub: sup­ported by The Lost Cause, Up The Anti, Mad Bax. Show at 8pm. $10 en­try. CAP­TAIN WOW Cur­rumbin RSL: Play­ing 60s flower-pow­ered pop, 70s disco, 80s retro, reg­gae, coun­try rock and a great set of 90s and con­tem­po­rary songs. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. PHIL AND TILLY Burleigh Brew­ing Co.: Play­ing a blend of al­ter­na­tive acous­tic/folk mu­sic, with in­flu­ences from artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper and John Martyn. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try. INEXCESS TRIBUTE BAND South­port Sharks: Live band pay tribute to the iconic INXS. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. DROP LEGS AND DOOLIE NightQuar­ter: Ex­pe­ri­ence Drop Legs en­er­getic fu­sion of roots, alt rock, reg­gae and hip hop and Doolie’s power vo­cals, cre­ative lyrics and big pop hooks, backed by a live band. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3. ANDHIM Else­where: Self-de­scribed “su­per house” with grass­roots hip hop, new world and turntable sounds. Sup­ported by Audun, Giv, Six Shooter and Lock­hart. Doors open 9pm. En­try $10+. TAISH TARI DUO Swan­nie’s South­port: Cov­ers and funky beats from 7.30pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

DEZZIE D AND THE STINGRAYZ Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Lo­cal sen­sa­tions res­ur­rect­ing the true style of rhythm and blues that has de­fined the mu­sic in­dus­try. Doors open 4pm. Free en­try. CAT­FISH & THE DEE­JAYS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Get ready to rock and roll! Clas­sic 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll fea­tur­ing Cat­fish Purser. Show at 6.30pm. Free en­try. TI­JUANA CAR­TEL Sound­lounge: Soak up the lay­ers of rich, in­tri­cate at­mo­spheric sound­scapes with laid back rhythms and lus­cious vo­cals that Ti­juana Car­tel are renowned for. Doors open 7.30pm. Tick­ets $25- $30. DISCO DANCE PARTY Cur­rumbin RSL: Get your boogie on with the monthly disco dance party. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. VER­TIGO

Sad­dle up for The Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar.

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