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
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. Last shows tomorrow and Saturday. Call 02 6672 6753 or go to murwillumbahtheatrecompany.com SWEET ROAD Javeenbah Theatre Company: Sweet Road is an Australian play by award-winning playwright and scriptwriter, Debra Oswald, best known as the author of TV’s Offspring and The Secret Life Of Us. Sweet Road shows us a collection of diverse characters as they set off on road trips through the Australian outback. Some of the travellers are trying blindly to find their destinations, while others are trying to find a highway to anywhere. Full of vitality and good humour, the dialogue and action is entertaining and dramatic as it reflects the great variety of the Australian landscape, culture and character. Book online at javeenbah.org.au or call 5596 0300. BOYBAND: THE MUSICAL The Spotlight Theatrical Company Boyband: The Musical follows the turbulent chart-topping rise and fall of fame of fictitious boyband Freedom. Featuring
songs from favourite boy bands such as Take That, The Backstreet Boys, Westlife and more, Boyband takes a lighthearted look at the grit behind the glamour of the pop industry. As the band begins to self destruct, only fast thinking can keep the five boys together. Book online at spotlighttheatre.com.au or call 5539 4255.
BLITHE SPIRIT Ballina Players: The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this muchrevived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting happy medium, one Madame Arcati. Tickets are available from Just Funkin’ Music or book online at ballinaplayers.com.au
ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry.
DAVID DE VITO De Vito Waterfront: The chef singing and on guitar unplugged from 6pm for diners.
PROM NIGHT: MISERABLE MAKEUP Elsewhere: Jack Ruben, Taleena, Wilko, Henna, Svlt and Just Jessie headlining Elsey’s first prom night for the year. Doors open 9pm. Entry from $5.
URTHBOY Miami Marketta: See one of Australia’s hottest Aussie hip-hop stars on his Crushing Hard tour. Doors open 6pm. Tickets $34.70.
KIMMY & CREW Miami Marketta: Devoted to sharing love and good vibrations through the reggae beat. Doors open 5pm. Free entry.
PARISLANE Cabana Bar & Lounge: Twin brothers Steve and Andy play live and acoustic at the Cabana Bar for your Friday afternoon wind down. Starts at 5pm. Free entry.
AMY SHARK Elsewhere: Gold Coast’s very own Amy Shark will be taking to the live stage on her first Australian headline tour. Doors open 8pm. Limited tickets on the door.
DEVILS KIOSK Southport Sharks: A fusion of earthy, blues sounds from the 40s and 50s, and soulful feels of the 60s and 70s from 8.30pm. Free entry.
LONE WOLF & CUB Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Father and son duo with a unique harmony, play past and present hits from 7.30pm. Free entry.
BENNY D WILLIAMS Burleigh Brewing Co: Multiinstrumentalist wraps up the weekend with funky tunes and plenty of groove. Starts at 3.30pm. Free entry.
COMMONSIDE EP LAUNCH Currumbin Pub: Four-piece Gold Coast indie rock band with musical roots from the Britpop phenomenon, supported by Skore, ZabicaMusica and DJ Funky D. Starts at 8pm. Entry $10.
SMOOTH & GROOVE Currumbin RSL: Dynamic vocal, keyboard, saxophone,
percussion and harmony trio with a big band sound. Starts at 7pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Live and acoustic on the deck, playing classic covers with the twist of a classically trained vocalist. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
Night Quarter: Shag Rock, Jacob Lee and Luke Morris headline Quarterfest a completely live and all ages event full of glitter, selfies and surf rock. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
Southport Sharks: Expect all your favourite Pink hits, choreography and costumes, along with an incredible live band. Starts at 8.30pm. Free entry.
THINGS OF STONE AND WOOD
Soundlounge: Melbourne’s favourite folkies Things of Stone and Wood are playing their top 10 gold record The Yearning in full for the first time. Supported by Club Hoy. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets $30 pre-sale, $35 on the door. DOUBLE OR NOTHIN’ Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Father and son duo performing a wide range of songs from Adele to rock ‘n’ roll. Starts at 6.30pm. Free entry.
OLD MAN FRIDAYS
Miami Marketta: Surf music new and old from down the line rock to ukulele island songs and harmonica lap slide blues. Supported by Ondre Davis. Doors open at 4pm. Free entry.
ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRL
Night Quarter: A group of 40something, part time musos who got together in a shed on Round Mountain in northern NSW to play “a buncha old songs for fun” hit Night Quarter on your Saturday. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
Currumbin RSL: The Anchormen deliver classic party rock and pop including Cold Chisel, AC/DC, The Eagles, Doobie Brothers and Bon Jovi from 7pm. Free entry. SINGING CHEFS De Vito Waterfront: Entertain- ment and songs from Tarscha, David De Vito and Glen Thomas from 6pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Come get some Matt Day on your Saturday. Matt adds his own flare to his covers and brings a touch of class and a dash of funk to deck acoustics. Starts at 3pm. Free entry.
Cabana Bar & Lounge: Soulful sounds and her energetic looping guitar, vocals, beat boxing and percussion live and acoustic for your Sunday. Starts at 1pm. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: Grooving with Pasta De Vito and Blues Embassy for lunchtime tunes. Show at noon. Free entry. STEVE CUMMINS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Experienced muso playing covers to get you moving from 2pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Performing a repertoire that caters for a wide range of musical tastes from dinner to dance to all acoustic or with quality backings from 1.30pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Covers on piano and vocals from the 70s to now. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
OLWEN WILLIAMS AND FRAZER GOODMAN
De Vito Waterfont: Martini Mondays with Olwen Williams and Frazer Goodman from 6pm onwards.
VOICE AND CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Join in the fun with salsa and Latin pop from 7.30pm. Free entry.
A MORNING WITH BUDDY HOLLY
Twin Towns: The Australian Buddy Holly show, is a dynamic portrayal of an authentic rock ‘n’ roll legend, starring Kris Knight as Buddy. Show at 11am. Tickets $5- $15.
JAMES STREET PREACHERS
Cambus Wallace: Moanin’ and stompin’ blues from 8pm. Free entry. OPEN MIC NIGHT The Loft: All musos welcome.
Pink Tribute plays at Southport Sharks on Saturday.
Melbourne’s Things of Stone and Wood will liven things up at the Soundlounge.