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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. For more info see 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. Go to out­back­spec­tac­u­lar.com.au LAUGH YOUR PANTS OFF The Star Gold Coast: Some of the coun­try’s most loved comedic ge­niuses have been rounded up for a not-to-be­missed night of non-stop laughs and side-split­ting hu­mour. With head­line acts from the best fes­ti­vals across Aus­tralia see the hi­lar­i­ously funny Wil Anderson, Tommy Lit­tle, Dave Thorn­ton, Kat David­son, Mandy Nolan and Dan Rath, with Lindsay Webb as the night’s MC, all live on stage. Doors open 7pm. Tick­ets from $50. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZ­ING TECH­NI­COLOR DREAM­COAT Spot­light The­atre: Based on the story of the Coat of Many Colours from the Book of Ge­n­e­sis, it cen­tres around young Joseph, be­trayed by his 11 jeal­ous brothers who have sold him as a slave to some trav­el­ling Ish­maelites. With a score packed full of in­cred­i­ble songs and an in­spi­ra­tional rags to riches tale, Joseph and the Amaz­ing Tech­ni­color Dream­coat is a show for the whole fam­ily. Di­rected by An­drew Cock­roft Pen­man, musical di­rec­tion by Shari Ward and chore­og­ra­phy by Jamie Watt. To book call 5539 4255 or visit spot­light­threatre.com.au CROWN MAT­RI­MO­NIAL Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre: While the splen­dour of Bri­tish roy­alty and the very real threat to the monar­chy are on dis­play, at the heart of the mat­ter is a fam­ily in cri­sis. As we see Ed­ward VIII re­nounc­ing the throne to marry Wallis Simp­son, it is im­pos­si­ble not to be re­minded of more re­cent royal fam­ily crises. Book on­line at gclt.com.au SYLVIA Tugun The­atre Com­pany: When Burleigh man Greg brings home a dog he found in the park bear­ing the name Sylvia on her name tag, she be­comes a ma­jor bone of con­tention be­tween hus­band and wife. She of­fers an es­cape from the frus­tra­tions of his job and the un­knowns of mid­dle age. To Kate, Sylvia be­comes a ri­val for af­fec­tion. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t un­der­stand the re­la­tion­ship be­tween man and dog. To book call 0449 788 486. THE KING­FISHER Javeen­bah The­atre Com­pany: With echoes of P. G. Wode­house, this ef­fer­ves­cent ro­man­tic com­edy takes a light­hearted look at the lives and loves of three fas­ci­nat­ing char­ac­ters. As he pe­ruses The Times’ obit­u­ar­ies, fa­mous writer Ce­cil Warbton makes a dis­cov­ery that has him whistling in the bath! At last, the dull Reg­gie Townsend has died, wid­ow­ing the only woman that Ce­cil truly loved... and lost. With only one thing on his mind – mat­ri­mony – he ar­ranges to meet Eve­lyn un­der the same tree in his gar­den where he kissed her years ear­lier. Book on­line at javeen­bah.org.au


ZOOKEEP­ERS South­port Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Wa­ter­front: The Singing Chef and tenor Raf­faele Pierno per­form Ital­ian duets and clas­sic show­stop­pers. Book­ings are es­sen­tial. SAN CISCO AND THELMA PLUM Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Fre­man­tle four-piece re­spon­si­ble for hits Awk­ward and SloMo hit Mar­ketta with Thelma Plum, tour­ing their new al­bum The Wa­ter. Doors open 7pm. Tick­ets $42.35, avail­able from Oztix.


DIRTY CHAN­NEL South­port Sharks: Rock, roots and jam get your week­end un­der way. Show at 8.30pm. Free. PART­NERS IN CRIME Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Get ready to put your danc­ing shoes on be­cause Part­ners In Crime will have you shak­ing all around the dance floor from 7.30pm. Free en­try. THE ODD COU­PLE De Vito Wa­ter­front: Pop ori­en­tated fla­menco funk and fun fea­tur­ing David De Vito on pi­ano, gui­tar and vo­cals and Adrian Stuckey on vo­cals, pan flutes and gui­tar. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try. JOSH LEE HAMIL­TON Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Roots and folk singer from By­ron Bay singing tunes per­fect to wind down the work week. Starts at 4.30pm. Free en­try. DR. DIRT EP LAUNCH

Cur­rumbin Pub: Dr. Dirt is the brain­child of Randy Van­dal, no­to­ri­ous GC party guy with no re­spect for any­thing ex­cept a tasty bassline and fat beats. Sup­port from MNVR, Mickey and Ruckus. Starts at 8pm. En­try $10.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Reg­gae hiphop fu­sion ded­i­cated to get­ting the good vibes flow­ing. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try. BEN HANNA Ca­bana Bar and Lounge: Play­ing live and acous­tic cov­ers with the help of loop­ing ped­als and ef­fects from 5pm. En­try is free.



South­port Sharks: It’s Saturday night so it’s time to rock out. Starts at 8.30pm. Free en­try.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Glo­be­trot­ting, con­scious, acous­tic, soul, roots and reg­gae troubadours from the North­ern Rivers. Show at 4pm. Free en­try.


The Star Gold Coast: The undis­puted kings of disco, Vil­lage Peo­ple, are com­ing to Aus­tralia in May as part of their 40th An­niver­sary tour – sup­ported by none other than lo­cal pop favourites, Bjorn Again. Doors open 7pm. Tick­ets $79.90. LONG GONE DADDY’S BAND Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: This three-piece band se­ri­ously

rocks, with a big sound and abil­ity to nail all the best rock and coun­try hits from the 50s and 60s. Starts at 7pm. Free en­try.


NightQuar­ter: One of the coun­try’s biggest Aussie hip-hop groups per­forms at NightQuar­ter on their Off the Grid tour. Doors open 4pm. Tick­ets $69.90, avail­able from Oztix. THE LION’S DEN Twin Towns: This trio of Leos spe­cialises in spec­tac­u­lar har­monies, vo­cal range, con­trol and tone, rem­i­nis­cent of the cel­e­brated doo-wop male vo­cal groups that reigned supreme. Starts at 2pm. Tick­ets $5 – $15.


Grif­fith Univer­sity: In to­day’s world, it’s a rare op­por­tu­nity to see this many young singers shar­ing a com­mon artis­tic pas­sion, so here’s your chance. Starts at 7pm. En­try $25 adult, $20 child, $22 con­ces­sion or $65 fam­ily. Free park­ing.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: Party time with the Singing Chef, Tarscha and Glen Thomas on a mix­ture of vo­cals, big vo­cals, pi­ano, trum­pet and dance from 6pm. Free en­try.


NED WALKER South­port Sharks Ca­bana Bar: A dis­tinc­tive voice, strong melodies and soul­ful lyrics live and acous­tic from 1pm. Free en­try.


Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Roots and folk singer from By­ron Bay pro­vid­ing the ul­ti­mate playlist for your Sunday ses­sion. Starts at 3.30pm. Free en­try.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: The Pi­ano Man play­ing your favourite re­quests on pi­ano and vo­cals from noon, fol­lowed by swing­ing vo­cals and gui­tar from leg­endary crooner Greg Aspel­ing from 6pm. Free en­try.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Syd­ney’s space-soul-tronic duo Boo Seeka visit Mi­ami af­ter a year of head­line tours and fes­ti­vals, ready to give you a lick of their up­com­ing de­but al­bum. Starts 6pm. Tick­ets $17.85 from Oztix. PAUL MULQUEEN Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Paul is a singer, gui­tarist and song­writer, play­ing hits from Neil Di­a­mond to cur­rent top-40 songs. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.


South­port Sharks: Pop­u­lar songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free en­try.



South­port Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth cov­ers. Show at 6pm. Free en­try.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: Mar­tini Mon­days with Ol­wen Wil­liams, Frazer Goodman and a spe­cial guest singer from 6pm.



The Ger­man Club: Clas­sic 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll fea­tur­ing Cat­fish Purser, orig­i­nal mem­ber of the iconic Johnny O’Keefe and the Dee­jays rock group. Starts at 8pm. Free en­try.


South­port Sharks: Latin pop, reg­gae­ton and sal­saton. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.


Twin Towns: 50 Years of Leg­ends takes the biggest mu­si­cians of the past 50 years and presents them in one en­ter­tain­ing pack­age. Starts at 11am. En­try $5 – $15.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: Big vo­cals and fa­mous arias from The Singing Chef, his last per­for­mance un­til Oc­to­ber. Starts at 6.30pm. Book­ings are es­sen­tial.



De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ge­orge Fer­gu­son takes on the Singing Chef David De Vito in a grand pi­ano duel from 6pm. Free en­try.


Twin Towns: Fal­lon brings his in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed vo­cal power and en­ergy to his twohour con­cert cel­e­bra­tion of the clas­sic songs we know and love. Starts at 11am. En­try $5 – $15.

Vil­lage Peo­ple will strut their staff at The Star Gold Coast on Saturday night.

Fol­low­ing a year of head­line tours and fes­ti­vals, Syd­ney’s space-soul-tronic duo Boo Seeka are vis­it­ing Mi­ami ready to pro­vide a taste of their up­com­ing al­bum.

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