MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
Dracula’s, Broadbeach: An exciting new era is upon Dracula’s, with a fresh show. Prepare for the hypnotically captivating Terrorbyte. The eternally damned present a spine-tingling 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. Details at 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
LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE
The Arts Centre: Set in the French countryside in the 1950s, Queensland Ballet’s La Fille mal gardée delights and entertains audiences as a love triangle creates comic chaos. Lise loves Colas. Colas loves Lise. But Lise’s mother, the Widow Simone, has agreed that her wayward daughter should marry Alain, son of a pompous, wealthy vineyard owner. Alain however, is more interested in his precious umbrella than romance. What ensues is a series of mischievous antics as Lise works her way out of the Widow’s marriage contract and into the arms of her lovestruck beau. On tomorrow at 7.30pm and Saturday at 1.30 and 7.30pm. Tickets $27 – $56. Book at theartscentregc.com.au
MZAZA CHILDREN OF THE ROAD
The Arts Centre: Mzaza presents an exotic live music event with a gypsy edge. Driven by French and Spanish roots, Children of the Road is an exotic live music performance by Mzaza. Through timeless melodies, Mzaza embraces diversity, the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign. The musicianship of this dynamic group is under the inspiring musicality of frontwoman Pauline Maudy. Accompanied by immersive visuals which provide some translations of the foreign language songs, Children of the Road is a sublime and enchanting performance that aims to inspire. Sunday, 3pm. Tickets $15 – $25. Book at theartscentregc.com.au
DIARY OF A WOMBAT
The Arts Centre: Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi awardwinning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Shows on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets $12.50 – $22.50. Book at theartscentregc.com.au
The Arts Centre: A cross between The Office and a cagefight, this game of comical oneupmanship builds to a moment of impact where everything is suspended. A flash of bared teeth, the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you’ve got. First show Wednesday 12.30pm. Tickets $20.50 – $35. Book at theartscentregc.com.au
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN
Gold Coast Little Theatre: A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved. One of Oscar Wilde’s first social comedies. Directed by Rob Horton. Opens Saturday, tickets available online at gclt.com.au
MY HARP IN PARADISE
The Arts Centre: Rhondda Howland, winner of the inaugural QLD Harp Society Composition Competition 2016, will light up your afternoon with her repertoire of harp solos. Starts at 1pm. Free event, but bookings required.
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
De Vito Waterfront: The Singing Chef and tenor Raffaele Pierno perform Italian duets and classic showstoppers. Starts at 6pm. Free entry, bookings recommended.
Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry.
LAURA DOOLAN TRIO
Currumbin RSL: Treat your ears to the Laura Doolan Trio featuring George Harvey and Deb Fitzsummons at morning melodies. Starts at 10.30am. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: Pop orientated Flamenco funk and fun with David De Vito on piano, guitar and vocals from 6pm. Free entry, bookings recommended.
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.
Twin Towns: The Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour will cover 25 years of smash hits as well as songs from Lee’s new 25th Anniversary Album. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $59, children under 12 $39.
The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: Playing live and acoustic on the deck, expect groove-laden rhythms move from toe-tapping country-funk to transcendental blues, rock’n’roll and heartrending ballads. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
LATE FOR WOODSTOCK
Southport Sharks: Recreate the essence of mankind’s most creative years in music from 8.30pm. Free entry.
MATTY ROGERS BAND
NightQuarter: Matty Rogers has been creating his unique blend of blues, folk, and rock for 12 years, performing alongside some of the best folk artists in business. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
Cabana Bar and Lounge: The multi-instrumentalist plays acoustic covers using looping and sound layering at Southport Sharks from 5pm. Free entry.
Miami Marketta: Brisbane fivepiece drawing influence from Sticky Fingers, Violent Soho and Ben Howard. Doors open at 5pm. Free entry.
TYALGUM FESTIVAL OPENING GALA
Tyalgum Community Hall: A festive concert showcasing a range of festival artists including the Australian Brass Quintet, members of the Lyrebird Trio, ensemble Clocked Out, cellist Louise King and oboist Eve Newsome. Starts at 7pm. Tickets $55 adult, $44 concession, $20 student.
Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold
Coast: From funk to fusion, chill to electronica, classic jazz to pop and rock, Mark’s got it covered. Starts at 6.30pm. Free entry.
GNOSIS WITH LENS, COSMIC DAD, NAPOLEON TEARDROP
Currumbin Pub: With the jazz infused grunge of Gnosis, selfdescribed “astronaut rockers” Lens, psychedelic garage rock band Cosmic Dad and surrealist folk singer Napoleon Teardrop, this is one night that won’t be replicated anytime soon. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10.
Tyalgum Community Hall: Inspired by a love of Russian song during their shared years of study at the St Petersburg Conservatoire, the celebrated tenor Andrew Goodwin and renowned pianist Daniel De Borah present a luscious program of romances by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Completing the program is Benjamin Britten’s haunting setting of verses by Pushkin, The Poet’s Echo. Starts at 10.30am. Tickets $50 adult, $40 concession, $15 student.
ALEX FIETZ DUO
Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold
Coast: Pianist performs popular covers from Andrea Bocelli to AC/DC and everything inbetween. Starts at 6.30. Free entry.
The Star Gold Coast: On Tina’s last sellout tour she wowed audiences around the country and abroad. Now she is back for an epic Greatest Hits tour covering her body of work including – I Need Your Body, Chains, Heaven Help My Heart, Sorrento Moon, Burn, Now I Can Dance, Symphony Of Life and more. Doors open 7pm. Tickets $119.
Southport Sharks: Rock and blues from 8.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Get your groove on with Soniiq, featuring Louie Shelton on guitar and Atalie Cutajar on vocals. Show at 7pm. Free entry.
ILLY “TWO DEGREES” TOUR
NightQuarter: Platinum-selling Australian hip-hop artist Illy performs at NightQuarter on his Two Degrees tour, featuring his hits Tightrope, Papercuts, Catch 22 and the title track Two Degrees. Support from Kuren. Doors open 4pm. Tickets $49.90.
The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: With strong vocals and a range of loop and effects pedals, Kristie can create upbeat dance numbers, singalong classics or laid back acoustic tunes. Starts at 4pm. Free entry.
SEVENTH WONDER: THE
FLEETWOOD MAC EXPERIENCE
Twin Towns: Celebrating 40 years of Rumors and all the timeless Fleetwood Mac hits. Show at 8.30pm. Tickets $35.
Tyalgum Community Hall: A musical program featuring the rising vocal and instrumental stars of tomorrow from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Starts at 12.30pm. Tickets $20 adult, $15 concession, $5 student.
Tyalgum Community Hall: Australia’s prize-winning piano trio return to Tyalgum to perform Dvorak’s popular Dumky Trio and Kodaly’s spectacular duo for violin and cello. Starts at 3pm. Tickets $50 adult, $40 concession, $15 student.
PASSION: CAMERATA – QUEENSLAND’S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Tyalgum Community Hall: Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra returns in a performance of powerful and passionate works for string orchestra with cello soloist, Simon Cobcroft and rising singing stars from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Starts at 7pm. Tickets $50 adult, $40 concession, $15 student.
Palazzo Versace: Trained and acclaimed musician Cassidy Wilson plays classy tunes on the baby grand piano from noon until 4pm, followed by the Cassidy Wilson Trio performing a range of classics and modern hits from 6.30pm – 10.30pm.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
De Vito Waterfront: Featuring Glen Thomas on piano, vocals and trumpet, Tarscha De Vito on vocals and David De Vito on even bigger vocals. Starts at 6pm. Free entry, bookings recommended.
Swell Sculpture Festival: The sweet sounding songstress takes the Green, Pacific Parade, Currumbin from noon. Free entry.
Swell Sculpture Festival: Dishing out a musical feast of gritty, growling notes and tones, hooky rock riffs and contagiously funky beats at the Green, Pacific Parade, Currumbin from 1.30pm. Free entry.
Swell Sculpture Festival: Performing the open-genre mash-ups they’re famous for at the Green, Pacific Parade, Currumbin from 3pm. Free entry.
KIMMY & CREW
Swell Sculpture Festival: Devoted to sharing love and good vibrations through the reggae beat. Performing at the Green, Pacific Parade, Currumbin. Starts at 4.30pm. Free entry.
Tyalgum Community Hall: Virtuosic Australian pianist, Daniel De Borah performs Schumann’s stunning piano solo
Kreisleriana followed by Schumann and Liszt duos with acclaimed violinist Anna McMichael. Starts at 10.30am. Tickets $50 adult, $40 concession, $15 student.
TYALGUM FESTIVAL CLOSING GALA
Tyalgum Community Hall: The Closing Gala features Festival artists in a varied and virtuosic program including the Australian Brass Quintet with their exciting arrangement of Bernstein’s West
Side story and Andrew Goodwin and Daniel de Borah with sublime Schubert Lieder. Supported by Brass Music Specialists. Starts at 2.30pm. Tickets $55 adult, $44 concession, $20 student.
The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: Passionate musical artist playing catchy clean melodies and honest stirring vocals live and acoustic from 4pm. Free entry.
Cabana Bar and Lounge: Popular Gold Coast singer and guitarist playing all your favourite covers at the Southport Sharks lounge bar. Show at 12.30pm. Free entry.
ALEX FIETZ DUO
Currumbin RSL: Pianist performs popular covers from Andrea Bocelli to AC/DC and everything in-between and joined by Adam Thomas on saxophone. Show at noon. Free entry.
Twin Towns: The Boys From The
Bush 25th Anniversary Tour will cover 25 years of smash hits as well as songs from Lee’s new
25th Anniversary Album. Show at 7pm. Tickets $59, children under 12 $39.
Burleigh Brewing Co: Live beats for the perfect Sunday session from 4.30pm. Free entry.
Palazzo Versace: Acclaimed musician Cassidy Wilson plays classy tunes on the baby grand piano from noon until 4pm.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: Stef Lazaro’s big vocals from noon, followed by swinging vocals and guitar from legendary crooner Greg Aspeling from 6pm. Free entry.
Swell Sculpture Festival: Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and elevates the soul with music fusing gypsy, world, rock and folk elements. Performing at the Green, Pacific Parade, Currumbin. Starts at noon. Free entry.
Swell Sculpture Festival: Singer-songwriter Josh Lovegrove brings his own flair to the classics of the past and present at the Green, Pacific Parade, Currumbin, from 2pm. Free entry.
OLWEN WILLIAMS AND KEVIN BRIGGS
De Vito Waterfront: Martini Mondays with Olwen Williams’ cool vocals, Kevin Briggs’ groovin’ guitar and also a special guest singer from 6pm.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
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 famous singing chef David De Vito in a grand piano duel from 6pm. Free entry.
DJ FREDDY FLYFINGAZ
Miami Marketta: Resident DJ Freddy Flyfingaz brings the sweet tunes for your Wednesday night feast. Starts at 5pm. Free entry.
Tina Arena will bring her Greatest Hits tour to The Star Gold Coast on Saturday night.
Lee Kernaghan fans can catch the legendary Aussie country crooner at Twin Towns tomorrow and Sunday.