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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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


De Vito Water­font: Mar­tini Mon­days with Olwen Wil­liams and Frazer Good­man from 6pm on­wards.



South­port Sharks: Join in the fun with salsa and Latin pop from 7.30pm. Free en­try.


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.



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.

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