MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
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.
THE HIGH GRADE
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.
JESSE MORRIS BAND
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.
BLISS N ESO
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.
VOICES IN PARADISE
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.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
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.
JOSH LEE HAMILTON
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.
OLWEN WILLIAMS AND FRAZER GOODMAN
De Vito Waterfront: Martini Mondays with Olwen Williams, Frazer Goodman and a special guest singer from 6pm.
CATFISH & THE DEEJAYS
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.
VOICE & CONGAS
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.
DAVID DE VITO IN CONCERT
De Vito Waterfront: Big vocals and famous arias from The Singing Chef, his last performance until October. Starts at 6.30pm. Bookings are essential.
DUELLING GRAND PIANOS
De Vito Waterfront: George Ferguson takes on the Singing Chef David De Vito in a grand piano duel from 6pm. Free entry.
THE GREAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SONGBOOK
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.