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 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 they commemorate the Centenary of the ANZACS and the heroes of the legendary Australian Light Horse. Tickets from $69.99. outbackspectacular.com.au REAL INSPECTOR HOUND Murwillumbah Theatre Company: A one-act play by Tom Stoppard. The plot follows two theatre critics named Moon and Birdboot who are watching a ludicrous set-up of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching. Call 02 6672 6753 or go to murwillumbahtheatre company.com THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHANNEL AWARDS Jupiters Gold Coast: Tonight, for the first time, Foxtel’s live broadcasted Country Music Channel Awards are being held on the Gold Coast. Hosted by Morgan Evans and performances from Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Travis Collins, The McClymonts, Lee Kernaghan and more, Jupiters will be the centre of the country music universe. Doors open 7pm. Tickets $99. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPO Jupiters Gold Coast: Award winning producer Joe Avati has put together another show starring the guys from Here Come The Habibs and Fat Pizza, plus George Kapiniaris and Joe Avati himself. These four outstanding comedians promise to deliver a packed show full of hilarious stand up, sketches, songs, video and the usual surprises. This Saturday only. Doors open 7pm. Tickets $59.90.
BANDOKE WITH ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Sing your classic favourites with your very own live band from 8.30pm. Free entry. DAVID DE VITO De Vito Waterfront: The chef singing and on guitar unplugged from 6pm for diners.
SHINING BIRD NightQuarter: Eucalyptus dream pop…experimental pop group from NSW, Shining Bird’s music is steeped in Australian bush and coastal imagery. Supported by Chris Flaskas. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. MARK RIDOUT AND THE RHYTHM Miami Marketta: Performing rousing and uplifting folk-roots songs inspired by true love, travel and spirituality, supported by the Wanderers. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Twin Towns: Bobby Colomby develops his second album Blood Sweat & Tears into a contemporary voice, one that reaches beyond a single, nostalgic audience. Starts at 8pm. Tickets $69. LASTLINGS Elsewhere: Brother sister duo Lastlings play their first Gold Coast headline show with their unique brand of melancholic electronic pop, blending layers of shimmering guitars and gliding synths with airy vocals. Doors open 8pm. Tickets $20. SPECTRUM Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Individually they are in demand but now they’ve teamed up to form a musical partnership offering an extensive repertoire. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry. FUNK ‘N’ WAGNELLS Southport Sharks: This event band evolves your day from sophisticated jazz and fusion to classic funk to high density dance to ensure you party the night away. Show at 7pm. Free entry. FOREST CRUMP Currumbin RSL: Your music world will never be the same once you’ve seen it through the eyes of Forest Crump. Starts at 7pm. Free entry. SARAH GRANT Currumbin RSL: Sarah is a professional vocalist based in Byron Bay, delivering tunes from sweet soulful tones of the motown era to rocking Janis Joplin style vocal performances. Starts at 5pm. Free entry. MATTY ROSS Burleigh Brewing: A singer, songwriter and producer with over 20 years experience, Matty Ross sings powerful lyrics with an interesting blend of instruments. Doors open 4pm. Free entry. MY ECHO Currumbin Pub: Melbourne’s punk-rock group My Echo take over Currumbin Pub, supported by Loud Goes Bang, Collins Class, Futurespeak. Starts at 8pm. Entry $10. ELEEA NAVARRO Cabana Bar and Lounge: The talented Gold Coast songstress will play acoustic covers from 5pm. Free entry,
CHARMAINE JONES Mandala Organic Arts Cafe: Adelaide’s Charmaine Jones will perform an intimate evening of Brazilian jazz to celebrate the spirit of South America. Starts at 9.30pm. $10 entry or $25 for dinner and a show. JOHN PAUL YOUNG & THE ALLSTAR BAND Twin Towns: John Paul Young and The Allstar Band’s concert celebrates this incredible
Lastlings duo Joshua and Amy Dowdle.