MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
SHOWS 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
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 until February 11. Tickets from $15. Call 5596 0300 or go to javeenbah.org.au
BACK TO THE 80s
Gold Coast Little Theatre present the totally awesome musical by Neil Gooding with original musical adaptation by Scott Copeman and directed by Andrew Ross Graham. Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final senior year, experiencing the fun, heartbreak, loves and loneliness of growing up ... all set to the biggest hits of the 80s. Performances 8pm Thursday to Saturday from February 4 to March 4. Tickets $15 - $33. To book call 5532 2096 or visit gclt.com.au
WAIT UNTIL DARK
Tugun Theatre Company present the classic by Frederick Knott and directed by Annie Lotocki where murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for this knuckle-duster thriller that will have you glued to your seat. Susie Hendrix, a blind woman, lives with her husband Sam in a basement flat in London. Returning from business on the continent, Sam unknowingly smuggles a musical doll into England. However, when the doll goes missing and a woman is murdered, a mystery begins to unravel that leaves Susie tangled up with a ruthless conman and two henchmen that invade her flat. Opening night February 9. Tickets on sale now, call 0449 788 486 to book.
TODAY THE TWO TENORS
Currumbin RSL: A morning melodies performance showcasing the remarkable talents of two of Queensland’s premier Tenors. Show at 10.30am. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry.
The Arts Centre: Aluna Dreaming’s Barbara Prestia and Angela Smith fuse their classically trained voices with piano, violin and didgeridoo as part of Fiesta de la Musica. Show at 1pm. Free entry, booking required.
DAVID DE VITO
De Vito Waterfront: The chef singing and on guitar unplugged from 6pm for diners.
TOMORROW MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE SHOW
Ramada Kooralbyn Resort: Michael Jackson tribute artist Scorpio has thrilled millions with his riveting interpretation of The King of Pop, including at the 1993 Superbowl and alongside Queen Latifah. Doors open 5pm. Tickets $49.
Kirra Headland: Bands Chocolate Strings and Mickascene play live on the Kirra Headland as part of the annual Seaside Sounds festival. Show at 4.30pm. Free entry.
THE FLOATING BRIDGES
Miami Marketta: from 5pm. Free entry.
DOUBLE OR NOTHING
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Dynamic duo playing from 7.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin Pub: Playing three sets from 7.30pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: With a long-time passion for the dance floor and electronic music, Danni B has become one of Australia’s most sought after female DJs. Doors open 9pm. Entry $10+.
NightQuarter: 35 years ago this month Sunnyboys released their eponymous debut. Containing the hit singles Happy Man and Alone With You Sunnyboys enraptured teenagers of the time. Doors open 4pm. Tickets $83.15.
Currumbin RSL: Professional, entertaining, powerful and punchy are just a few words used to describe this female fronted outfit. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Playing 60s flower-powered pop, 70s disco, 80s retro, reggae, country rock and a great set of 90s and contemporary songs. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
CC AND THE CAT
The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: Acoustic reggae, funk and soul
influenced songs. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
Twin Towns: Celebrating 50 years of performing, rocker Suzi Quatro returns for her last Australian tour: Leather Forever. Show at 8pm. Tickets from $109.
Burleigh Brewing Co.: Described as having the workingclass grit of Springsteen and the tender expressions of Ray Lamontagne. Doors open 3.30pm. Free entry.
SATURDAY THE GOOCH PALMS
Miami Tavern: They might be the kookiest act you see this year, performing under the banner of gonzo-punk. Crazy sounds and quirky stage vibes. Show at 8pm. Tickets from $16.
ANDREA KIRWIN BAND
Miami Marketta: With Australian Fijian roots, Andrea weaves melodies and story telling lyrics together to create a rich tapestry. Doors open 4pm. Free entry.
PARTNERS IN CRIME
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Get ready to put your dancing shoes on because Partners In Crime will have you shaking all around the dance floor with a wide range of fantastic covers. Show at from 6.30pm. Free entry.
ROB HACKWOOD BAND
Currumbin RSL: Covering everything from motown soul and rock’n’roll to 80s power ballads, pop tunes and beyond. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: Taking listeners on a ride with his own style of roots and funk, performing covers and originals. Show at 3pm. Free entry.
Twin Towns: Celebrating 50 years of performing, rocker Suzi Quatro is back for a second night as part of her last Australian tour: Leather Forever. Show at 8pm. Tickets from $109.
Southport Sharks: A newly formed R’n’B seven-piece band, bringing soulful reggae sounds to your ears. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
NightQuarter: Kiwi acts The Hanlon Brothers, House of Shem and The Hula Hut perform live to celebrate everything inspired by the land of the long white cloud. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
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.
SUNDAY SCOTT SULLIVAN
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Soloist and guitarist with a repertoire of over 300 songs from the ‘50s to now. Show at 2pm. Free entry.
Currumbin Pub: Sydney group supported by Cactus Dill-Dos, Drop Ins. Entry from 4pm. Tickets $12 pre-sale, $15 on the door.
Currumbin RSL: If you’re looking for an exciting, energetic and professional act with a difference, then look no further, this is the band for you. Show at 1.30pm. Free entry.
Burleigh Brewing Co.: Mates and musos playing acoustic jams from 4pm. Free entry.
KATE MACKIE TRIO
The Arts Centre: Enjoy being serenaded by the smooth sounds of one of the region’s best jazz musicians. Doors open 12pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
Elsewhere: Global citizen and Berlin native Nico Stojan crosses genres from house to hip-hop to jazz and soul. Doors open 9pm. Entry $10+.
De Vito Waterfront: Grooving with Pasta De Vito and Blues Embassy for easy lunchtime entertainment. Show at 12pm. Free entry.
MONDAY BROWN SUGA
Southport Sharks: Creating soulful sounds for Waitangi Day celebrations at Sharks. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry.
OLWEN WILLIAMS AND FRAZER GOODMAN
De Vito Waterfont: Martini Mondays with Olwen Williams and Frazer Goodman from 6pm. Bookings essential on 5532 8376.
TUESDAY VOICE AND CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Join in the fun with salsa and Latin pop from 7.30pm. Free entry.
PETER PAKI’S POLYNESIAN SHOW
Twin Towns: Taking the audience on a journey through the Polynesian Islands with vibrant beats and soothing melodies of the Polynesian Action Dances as they entertain in their array of colourful Island costumes. Show at 10.30am. Tickets $5 - $15.
WEDNESDAY JAMES STREET PREACHERS
Cambus Wallace: Moanin’ and stompin’ blues from 8pm. Free entry.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
The Loft: All musos welcome.
Jazz group The Hanlon Brothers.
Leroy and Kat Gooch from The Gooch Palms.
Suzi Quatro rocks Twin Towns on her Leather Forever tour.