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CLAN – PLAY READ­ING The Arts Cen­tre: When as­teroids hit the earth, they left scars on the land­scape and hu­mankind. Led by the fear­less Ka­tia, a small clan of women sur­vived the bru­tal droughts and flood that fol­lowed, but be­lieved their men did not. Now they face the harsh­est re­al­ity — the end of hu­man ex­is­tence. Starts at 2pm Fe­bru­ary 25. Free event, book­ings es­sen­tial thearts­cen­tregc.com.au. IN LIKE FLYNN The Arts Cen­tre: The concert ver­sion of an ex­cit­ing new Aus­tralian mu­si­cal about John Flynn and the Fly­ing Doc­tor. John Flynn epit­o­mises the young vi­sion­ary up against a con­ser­va­tive es­tab­lish­ment who has to over­come all sorts of tech­ni­cal prob­lems and hu­man in­er­tia to achieve what has never been done be­fore. Starts at 7.30pm Fe­bru­ary 25. Tick­ets $18 – $20. 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 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 se­nior year, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the fun, heart­break, loves and lone­li­ness of grow­ing up, set to the big­gest hits of the decade. Per­for­mances un­til March 4 Thurs­day to Satur­day, 8pm. 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. 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. Call 0449 788 486 to book. SATUR­DAY NIGHT FEVER The Spot­light Theatre Com­pany: Based on the 1970s cult film that launched John Tra­volta’s ca­reer, Satur­day Night Fever The Mu­si­cal will trans­port you back to a time of flared pants, plat­form shoes and disco. Set to a sound­track of The Bee Gee’s clas­sics such as Night Fever and Stayin’ Alive, it fol­lows the story of 19-year-old Tony Manero who lives a dim life un­til he hits the dance floor. Tick­ets $20-$35. To book call 5539 4255 or go to spot­lightthe­atre.com.au


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


MORE­LAND & AR­BUCKLE Sound­lounge: Raw Delta and Mis­sis­sippi Hill coun­try blues and folk with an un­re­lent­ing punkrock en­ergy, washed in hard­hit­ting South­ern soul. Doors open 7.30pm. Tick­ets $35 pre­sale, $40 on the door. LISA HUNT Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: All the best motown, rhythm and blues, funk, soul and disco hits and clas­sics. Starts at 8pm. Free en­try. KULAZ Cur­rumbin RSL: Pop, reg­gae, soca, bal­lads, ca­lypso and dance with a Caribbean twist. Starts at 7pm. Free en­try. JOHN FARN­HAM Jupiters Gold Coast: In­ti­mate concert jam-packed with hits like Whis­per­ing Jack, You’re the Voice, Sadie, Two Strong Hearts, That’s Free­dom and more. Doors open 7pm. Tick­ets $139.90. DIRTY CHAN­NEL South­port Sharks: Rock, roots and jam get your week­end un­der way. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. DAVID LEE DUO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: With David on the fid­dle the duo cover all styles of music from cur­rent hits to old favourites, coun­try and rock’n’roll. Starts at 7.30pm. Free en­try. OH WHAT A NIGHT! Twin Towns: A mu­si­cal trib­ute to Frankie Valli and the Four Sea­sons, fea­tur­ing all the hit tunes like Walk Like a Man, Oh What a Night, Sherry, Grease, and more. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $49. FLEX COP Else­where: Bris­bane-based pro­ducer Flex Cop mixes el­e­ments of French-in­flu­enced “nu-disco” and splashes of jackin’ soul to cre­ate a truly unique elec­tronic dance sound. Doors open 9pm. En­try $10. JEFF RICE The Deck, Cur­rumbin RSL: Play­ing a va­ri­ety of acous­tic styles in­clud­ing rock, pop, coun­try and folk. Starts at 5pm. Free en­try. BROOKE LAM­BERT Cur­rumbin Pub: Coun­try singer Brooke Lam­bert launches her EP Right Now, sup­ported by Brook Chiv­ell, Cather­ine Gun­ther, Casey Duque. Starts at 8pm. $10 en­try. CHOIRBOYS X AC/DC Park­wood Tav­ern: The Choirboys pay homage to their idols AC/DC by per­form­ing tracks from two of the great­est rock al­bums of all time, High Volt­age

Brian Cadd and Glenn Shor­rock play Twin Towns this week­end.

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