CRAZY PLASTIC LOVE A free play reading at The Space of The Arts Centre. Emma and Jacob, a married couple who are unwilling to deal with the issues of their unhappiness are confronted by Veritas, a mythological being conjured out of a painting. Emma agrees to a sinister deal proposed by Veritas. From that moment on Veritas takes them on a journey to see life through the eyes of other couples. Show at 2pm this Saturday. Free event. 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. Last shows tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. Show starts 8pm. Tickets $15–$33. To book call 5532 2096 or visit gclt.com.au 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
TONY PANTANO & THE DUKES Currumbin RSL: Internationally acclaimed Tony Pantano partners up with The Dukes for an amazing Morning Melodies. Starts at 10.30am. Free entry. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry. AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE CHINESE ZITHER The Arts Centre: An enchanting performance of both classical and modern music on the Chinese zither, a traditional Chinese instrument with 3000 years of history. Starts at 1pm. Free entry, booking required. DAVID DE VITO De Vito Waterfront: The chef singing and on guitar unplugged from 6pm for diners.
GRAMECY Currumbin Pub: Gramecy, Die For Mushies, Wigg and Rachel Gilligan from 8pm. Entry $10. THE DYNAMICS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: These guys are sure to get you moving from 7.30pm. Free entry. SCREAMFEEDER Miami Tavern: Responsible for under-your-skin radio hits as Hi Cs, Dart and Static, as well as a set of classic indie rock long players. Starts at 8pm. Presale $15, on-the-door $20. RUMBLEFISH NightQuarter: Rumblefish headline The Paddock stage, bringing their blues with support from Micka Scene. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. DANNY DAZE Elsewhere: Daze’s freeform selecting and mercurial mixing guarantees that the only thing audiences can expect is a musical experience where everything is up for grabs. Supported by Audun and Tiafau. Doors open 9pm. Entry $10. DARREN SCOTT DUO Currumbin RSL: An exceptional guitarist and vocalist, Darren’s musical versatility allows him to move effortlessly through styles. Starts at 7pm. Free entry. THE FERRAMONES Southport Sharks: Classic rock with covers from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, The Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Toto and other great artists from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Starts at 8.30pm. Free entry. KALLIDAD Miami Marketta: Three amigos playing Mexican mariachi metal... not much else needs to be said. It’s fast, furious flamenco fire. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. GREG WALL Cabana Bar and Lounge: Southport Sharks’ acoustic sessions with soul and groove musician Greg Wall. Starts at 5pm. Free entry. CANDICE DIANNA Currumbin RSL: Gold Coast singer-songwriter in the vein of Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin and Missy Higgins plays Deck Acoustics from 5pm. Free entry. JOSH LEE HAMILTON DUO Burleigh Brewing Co: Roots and folk singer from Byron Bay perfect for a Friday wind-down. Starts at 3.30pm. Free entry.
ROCKSALT Surfers Paradise SLSC: Classic rock tunes by the club’s resident band while looking out at ocean views. Starts at 8pm. Free entry. BEST OF THE BEE GEES Twin Towns: With the enviable ability to reproduce the authentic vocal harmonies the Best of the Bee Gees have performed
The Hanlon Brothers will feature in NightQuarter’s Kiwi Carnival.