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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.