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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

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

TRAVELLING NORTH Mur­willum­bah Theatre Com­pany: Travelling North is a heart-warm­ing story about a twi­light love af­fair be­tween 70year-old Frank and Frances in her late fifties. To­gether, they travel north to find their place in the sunny sub­trop­ics much to the con­ster­na­tion of Frances’ con­ven­tional daugh­ters in Mel­bourne, who fear Frank is us­ing their mother as a live-in nurse and are con­cerned that they no longer have the ser­vices of a dot­ing grand­mother. Tick­ets $20. Book at mur­willum­bah the­atre­com­pany.com.au

MUSICA PALAZZO Palazzo Ver­sace: En­joy a lux­u­ri­ous evening of live opera to­mor­row night at Ver­sace’s Musica Palazza. This week the evening of opera, food and wine fea­tures Katie Sten­zel from Opera Queens­land ac­com­pa­ned by John Wood on pi­ano. The per­for­mance be­gins at 7pm and seats are lim­ited. Call 5509 8072 for book­ings and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

TO­DAY

TRUANCY Else­where: High Distinc­tion and GC Rap present Truancy, the sec­ond in­stal­ment of Thurs­day night lyri­cal fi­nesse. Fea­tur­ing lo­cal MCs Wysha, Dat­bred­dadom, Ste­vie-E, Trou­ble­some, Phaze4 and Rojo. Doors open 8pm. En­try $10+.

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Water­front: The Singing Chef and tenor Raf­faele Pierno per­form Ital­ian duets and clas­sic show­stop­pers. Book­ings es­sen­tial.

THE DUKES & LAURA DOOLAN Cur­rumbin RSL: A rockin’ morn­ing melodies with The Dukes with spe­cial guest, the tal­ented Laura Doolan. Starts at 10.30am. Free en­try.

ZOOKEEPERS South­port Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try.

TO­MOR­ROW

THE REKINDLERS Cur­rumbin Pub: A night of in­die, al­ter­na­tive, rock and emo­tive rap fea­tur­ing The Rekindlers, Hand­ful Of Hel­met, Wigg and Weather Per­mit­ting. Starts at 8pm. En­try $10.

ROB HACKWOOD DUO Cur­rumbin RSL: Clas­sic hits from the 1960s to the present – and a few sur­prises. Fea­tur­ing Hackwood and award-win­ning vo­cal­ist Jay “The Doc­tor” Brown. Starts at 7pm. Free en­try.

DR HOOK The Star Gold Coast: Dr Hook are back and cel­e­brat­ing 40 years since 1977 hit Walk Right In topped the Aus­tralian charts, still led by orig­i­nal lead vo­cal­ist, the leg­endary Den­nis Lo­cor­riere. Doors open 7pm. Tick­ets from $80.

GEMINI DUO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Whether it’s clas­sic or fresh off the charts, this dy­namic duo’s reper­toire has no lim­its. Starts at 7.30pm Free en­try.

THE JAKE FOX BAND + ZOE + LIVVIA NightQuar­ter: Week three of the SEED Vol. 6 launch, fea­tur­ing the gen­tle­manly The Jake Fox Band, love­able gui­tarist goof­balls Cadence, the cap­ti­vat­ing and emo­tive Zoe and the sul­try stylings of Livvia. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

LUKE ‘FERGO’ FERGUSON The Deck @ Cur­rumbin RSL: Put­ting the funk back in dance, the bump back in sexy and the groove back in soul. Starts at 5pm. Free en­try.

HAYLEY GRACE Ca­bana Bar and Lounge: En­er­getic gui­tar, vo­cals, beat box­ing and per­cus­sion live and acous­tic from 5pm. Free en­try.

ALLENSON Mi­ami Mar­ketta: This is South­ern Cal­i­for­nia coastal soul mu­sic. Rep­re­sent­ing the heart of Orange County, Jamie Al­lensworth has been a part of the eclec­tic mu­si­cal land­scape for two decades, yet has stayed true to his love for soul mu­sic. Doors open 5pm. 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.

ROB MCMULLAN Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa Gold Coast: One of Queens­land’s finest Span­ish gui­tarists, per­form­ing fiery and pas­sion­ate orig­i­nal and modern Fla­menco com­po­si­tions. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

VELVET MARTINI South­port Sharks: Ex­pect a lot of spon­tane­ity and im­pro­vi­sa­tion jams wo­ven into a di­verse song list on the jazzy side of blues funk. Show at 8.30pm. Free.

JESSE MORRIS BAND Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Glo­be­trot­ting, acous­tic, soul, roots and reg­gae troubadours from the North­ern Rivers. Starts at 4.30pm. Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

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.

GRAHAM HOBSON Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa Gold Coast: Singing time­less clas­sics like Bu­ble and Si­na­tra, pi­anomen favourites like Billy Joel and El­ton John, and top 40 chart­busters like Ed Sheeran and Cold­play. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

CATFISH AND THE DEEJAYS Club Banora: 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 7.30pm. Free en­try.

ALVIN & JAHBUTU Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Caribbean Latino Afro mu­si­cians spec­tac­u­lar play­ing from 5pm. Free en­try.

SARAH ARCHER The Deck @ Cur­rumbin RSL: Pas­sion­ate mu­si­cal artist play­ing catchy clean melodies and hon­est stir­ring vo­cals live and acous­tic from 4pm. Free en­try.

JIVE CATS South­port Sharks: Swing and rock­a­billy from 8.30pm. Free en­try.

JONNY TAYLOR NightQuar­ter: Jonny Taylor has seen main­stream suc­cess fol­low­ing a stint on Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent and earned a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the most pow­er­ful singer-song­writ­ers in the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene. Sup­port from In­no­cent Eve. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

THE SHOW STOPPERZ Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Fea­tur­ing Rob Rosen­lund from Wick­ety Wak, Laura Dooland and Ge­orge Har­vey from The Four Kins­man. Va­ri­ety en­ter­tain­ment at its best! Starts at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $15 from re­cep­tion.

SUN­DAY

BLUES EMBASSY De Vito Water­front: Groov­ing with David De Vito on big vo­cals, gui­tar and Ham­mond or­gan, Mark Bergman on gui­tar, Frazer Good­man on keys and vo­cals and Donna Heke on sax and vo­cals. Starts from noon. Free en­try.

NIK CONOMOS Ca­bana Bar and Lounge: Aus­tralia’s only singing DJ and acous­tic vo­cal loop­ing artist plays at South­port Sharks Ca­bana Bar from 1pm. Free en­try.

CANDICE DIANNA The Deck @ Cur­rumbin RSL: Gold Coast singer-song­writer in the vein of No­rah Jones, Aretha Franklin and Missy Hig­gins plays from 4pm. Free en­try.

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

SCOTT SULLIVAN Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Soloist and gui­tarist with a reper­toire of over 300 songs from the ‘50s to now. Show at 2pm. Free en­try.

NICK CUNNINGHAM Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Hyp­notic melodies and sooth­ing vo­cals for your Sun­day ses­sion from 3.30pm. Free en­try.

THE ENTERPRISE BAND The Arts Cen­tre: Weav­ing a rich ta­pes­try of mu­si­cal styles rang­ing from lilt­ing bal­lads to fierce fu­sion, all the while main­tain­ing the group’s un­spo­ken ethos to boldly go wher­ever the muse leads them. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.

MON­DAY

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

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

TUESDAY

CATFISH AND THE DEEJAYS Tweed Bowls Club: Old school rock­ers play clas­sic hits from 6.30pm. Free en­try.

THE KING, QUEEN & A WHOLE LOTTA CASH Twin Towns: Star­ring Mark Calig­uri as Johnny Cash and Elvis and Joanne Evan­gelia as Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe. It’s a recipe of dy­namic show­man­ship from these two sea­soned per­form­ers. Starts at 11am. Tick­ets $5 – $15.

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

WEDNESDAY

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.

CATFISH AND THE DEEJAYS Twin Towns: All your favourite ‘50s and ‘60s rock clas­sics. Starts at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

IT’S A SWING THING Twin Towns: Star­ring Rhy­dian Lewis with an eight-piece big band and dancers visit the swing­ing days of ‘30s and ‘40s Har­lem, New York City, lead­ing up to the Si­na­tra era. Starts at 11am. Tick­ets $5 – $15.

The leg­endary Den­nis Lo­cor­riere will show­case his skills when Dr Hook play The Star Gold Coast.

Singer-song­writer Jonny Taylor gained suc­cess fol­low­ing a stint on Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent and you can catch him on Satur­day at NightQuar­ter.

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