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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

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 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.

ZOOKEEPERS

South­port Sharks: Mod­ern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try.

SOUL IN­FU­SION

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.

SEASIDE SOUNDS

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.

UR­BAN RU­MOUR

Cur­rumbin Pub: Play­ing three sets from 7.30pm. Free en­try.

DANNI B

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+.

SUNNYBOYS

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.

CHERRY BOMB

Cur­rumbin RSL: Pro­fes­sional, en­ter­tain­ing, pow­er­ful and punchy are just a few words used to de­scribe this fe­male fronted out­fit. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

CAP­TAIN WOW

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.

SUZI QUATRO

Twin Towns: Cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of per­form­ing, rocker Suzi Quatro re­turns for her last Aus­tralian tour: Leather For­ever. Show at 8pm. Tickets from $109.

BRAD BUTCHER

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.

JEROME WIL­LIAMS

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.

SUZI QUATRO

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.

SOV­ER­EIGN

South­port Sharks: A newly formed R’n’B seven-piece band, bring­ing soul­ful reg­gae sounds to your ears. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

WAITANGI DAY

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.

THE RUMJACKS

Cur­rumbin Pub: Syd­ney group sup­ported by Cac­tus Dill-Dos, Drop Ins. En­try from 4pm. Tickets $12 pre-sale, $15 on the door.

SMOKIN’ CRAWDADS

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.

BAREFOOT FRI­DAY

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.

LOL CREW

South­port Sharks: Pop­u­lar songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free en­try.

NICO STOJAN

Else­where: Global cit­i­zen and Ber­lin na­tive Nico Stojan crosses gen­res from house to hip-hop to jazz and soul. Doors open 9pm. En­try $10+.

THE CHURCH

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.

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