TERRORBYTE Dracula’s, Broadbeach: An exciting new era is upon Dracula’s, with a new show beginning this Tuesday. Prepare for the hypnotically captivating and gloriously spectacular Terrorbyte. The eternally damned present a spinetingling vaudeville world that is brash, energetic and delightfully trashy as vampires reclaim their cachet. Starring Richard Pacionic, Rudi Testa, Amanda Conti, David Kume, Inia Dewar, Dannielle Glanville and Ben Winstanley. 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 SEATTLE CONNECTION St George’s Anglican Church, Tamborine Mountain: Saturday 2.30pm. Queensland Academy for Health Sciences: Tuesday 7pm. Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra along with guest concertmaster Quinton Morris present Seattle Connection. Experience Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D minor featuring soloists Quinton Morris and Hugh Won, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, John Rutter’s Suite for Strings, The Chairman’s Waltz from Memoirs of a Geisha and more. Tickets $22 concession, $25 adult. Available from gcco.com.au VIVA SURFERS PARADISE Surfers Paradise: Features a huge array of Elvis-themed acts, performances and experiences Thursday, Friday, Saturday and finishing Sunday night. Acts vary from Elvis and Marilyn Monroe tribute artists, dance groups, photo opportunities with Elvis and the official VIVA Surfers Paradise afterparty. See surfersparadise.com for full program. 70 GIRLS 70 Gold Coast Little Theatre: After the tremendous success of Cabaret, Kander and Ebb created this delightful musical about a group of elderly citizens who learn that the long-term hotel they live in is to be sold off. To save the hotel, the seniors form a gang and steal furs from well- known New York stores. In the process they regain their zest for life. From a book by Fred Ebb and Norman L Martin, adapted by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander. Directed by Roger McKenzie. To book call 5532 2096 or go online at gclt.com.au FROM THE NEW WORLD CHARITY CONCERT Tweed Heads Civic Centre: The Northern Rivers Orchestra present From the New World, conducted by Warwick Potter. In this concert, the NRSO is delighted to assist the Tweed Palliative Support Inc, an inclusive cancer support and palliative care charity that has recently opened NSW’s only adults’ community hospice, Wedgetail Retreat. The audience will be entertained with a program including Dvorak: New World Symphony, Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite and Sibelius: Karelia Suite. Sunday at 2.30pm. Tickets $45 general, $40 concession, $20 students and children under 18 free. See nrso.com.au for tickets. AN EVENING IN PARIS The Arts Centre: To celebrate Bastille Day we will take you back to the Paris of the 1930s when jazz groups such as the Quintette du Hot Club de France featuring violinist Stéphane Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt launched the distinctive sound of French jazz and Edith Piaf, the Little Sparrow, became a star. The George Washingmachine Quintet from Sydney will play the music of that era and Marissa Burgess, formerly principal dancer at Le Moulin Rouge and her showgirls, will re-create the glamour and sophistication of French cabaret. Tomorrow night, doors open 6pm. Tickets $25 members, $30 visitors. MOST WUTHERING HEIGHTS DAY EVER The Arts Centre: Grab your friends and family, don your red dresses and celebrate the iconic interpretive dance to Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights and help the Gold Coast to become part of this phenomenal global movement, started by one of our very own. Saturday from 2pm. Free event.
ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS Miami Marketta: Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney combine in a four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess. Fair warning: this foursome is the most rocking female folk band around. Doors open 6pm. Tickets $28.60 available from Oztix. 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 essential.
CLARE BOWEN The Star Gold Coast: Australianborn, US-based singersongwriter-actor, Clare Bowen, has returned home to Australia to play a 10-date concert series. Perhaps best known for her leading role as Scarlett O’Connor on the US prime-time TV series Nashville, Clare is a ferocious and gifted performer, enthralling in the live arena. Doors open 7pm. Tickets from $79 available at star.com.au THE SWAMPS Miami Marketta: Byron Bay duo quickly gaining a local reputation for dynamic live shows, instrumental prowess and real understanding of the traditions of blues and rock’n’roll. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. HAYLEY GRACE Cabana Bar and Lounge: Energetic guitar, vocals, beat boxing and percussion live and acoustic from 5pm. Free entry. DEVIL’S KIOSK Southport Sharks: A fusion of earthy, blues sounds from the 40s and 50s, and soulful feels of the 60s and 70s. Show starts 8.30pm. Free entry. JOSH LEE HAMILTON Burleigh Brewing Co: Roots and folk singer from Byron Bay providing the ultimate playlist to wind down after the work week and ease into the weekend. Starts at 4.30pm. Free entry. GRAHAM HOBSON Watermark Hotel and 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. 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.
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