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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.

TODAY

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

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,

SATUR­DAY

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.

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