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TERRORBYTE 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

COCKFIGHT 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. Runs tonight, Fri­day and Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $20.50 – $35. Book at thearts­cen­tregc.com.au

MANA WAHINE The Arts Cen­tre: Women’s power, author­ity, cul­ture and en­ergy is cel­e­brated in this Okareka Dance Com­pany per­for­mance. Mana Wahine is in­flu­enced by the true story of Te Aoka­pu­rangi, a young maiden from Ro­torua who was cap­tured in bat­tle by a tribe from the far north. Many years later she re­turned and sin­gle­hand­edly saved her peo­ple from slaugh­ter. First show on Wed­nes­day at 6.30pm. Tick­ets from $48 for adults. 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. Tick­ets avail­able on­line at gclt.com.au


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

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Wa­ter­front: Big vo­cals and fa­mous arias from Raf­faele Pierno a tenor di­rect from Naples. From 6pm. Free en­try.

THURS­DAY NIGHT COM­EDY The Dog & Par­rot: Stand up co­me­di­ans from around Aus­tralia take the stage to en­ter­tain you. Join Based Com­edy for a night with some of the best am­a­teur and pro­fes­sional funny men and women in Aus­tralia. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free event.


MICKA SCENE Burleigh Brew­ing Co: En­er­getic grooves, catchy song writ­ing and an un­mis­take­able voice from one of the pioneers of the kick/snare Ca­jon drum combo. Starts at 4.30pm. Free en­try.

FUNK N WAGNELLS South­port Sharks: Dance, funk, fu­sion. Starts at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

ELEEA NAVARRO Ca­bana Bar: This tal­ented GC songstress will play acous­tic cov­ers from 5pm in the South­port Sharks lounge. Free en­try. From 5pm.

FI­ESTA FRI­DAYS De Vito Wa­ter­front: David De Vito and Adrian Stuckey per­form pop ori­en­tated fla­menco funk. From 6pm. Free en­try.

ALEX FIETZ The Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa Gold Coast: Pi­anist per­forms pop­u­lar cov­ers from An­drea Bo­celli to AC/DC and ev­ery­thing in-be­tween. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

JAKE HOBBS Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: The laid-back and soul­ful artist plays jazz, blues and pop. From 6pm. Free en­try.

HEMINGWAY Mi­ami Mar­ketta: This psy­che reg­gae band an­nounce their In­ter­ga­lac­tic Bom­bas­tic Tour in sup­port of their forth­com­ing sin­gle Me & You. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try.

KARL S WIL­LIAMS Sound­lounge: Beau­ti­ful delta blues and bal­ladry. With spe­cial guest Lit­tle Ge­or­gia. Doors open from 7.30pm and show be­gins at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $15 on­line at sound­lounge.com.au or $20 at the door.

QUARTERFEST NightQuar­ter: Young, in­die sound mak­ers Ivey will im­press with catchy lyrics and crafted mu­si­cian­ship. Also fea­tur­ing Coastal Lights, The Wor­thy Crew and Syd­ney Rae & the Maples. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

BASED COM­EDY Ox­en­ford Tav­ern: The very best of live com­edy from the Gold Coast and around the na­tion. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free event.


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

SATUR­DAY NIGHT LIVE De Vito Wa­ter­front: David De Vito’s big vo­cals are paired with the tal­ented Tarscha and in­stru­men­tal­ist Glen Thomas. From 6pm. Free en­try.

MARK WAT­SON The Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa Gold Coast: A dy­namic and soul­ful en­ter­tainer who per­forms a huge range of styles. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

DEVILS KIOSK Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Dy­namic blues mu­sic from the soul. Doors open at 4pm. Free en­try.

THE NEIL DI­A­MOND SHOW Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Steve Cum­mins helps the club cel­e­brate its 80th an­niver­sary. Starts from 7.30pm. Free en­try.

JUNKADELIC BRASS BAND NightQuar­ter: This smok­ing hot six-piece brass sec­tion with a hard-hit­ting re­cy­cled per­cus­sion sec­tion brings a blend of street rhythms. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

ISLA GRANT Twin Towns: Scot­land’s leg­endary singer/song­writer plays from her new al­bum I’m a Sur­vivor. Tick­ets $49. Starts at 8.30pm.

CASEY DONO­VAN Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Our youngest ever Aus­tralian Idol and one of the coun­try’s most ver­sa­tile indige­nous en­ter­tain­ers. Doors open at 8pm. Free event.

OUTSHINED Park­wood Tav­ern: An Aus­tralian ‘90s grunge tribute show. Doors open at 8pm. Tick­ets $10 avail­able from tick­ets.oztix.com.au

MITCH KING Swell Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val: Sweet com­bi­na­tions of elec­tri­fied, in­ven­tive and acous­tic mu­sic is the best way to de­scribe Mitch’s roots and south­ern blues style. He hits the Green at Pa­cific Pa­rade, Cur­rumbin from noon un­til 1pm. free event.

SALT AND STEEL Swell Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val: This bo­hemian rock duo fill their stir­ring per­for­mances with foot stomp­ing grooves and be­witch­ing vo­cals that en­er­gise the soul. Their raw earthy trade­mark sound is a com­bi­na­tion of bluesy vo­cals and Span­ish style gui­tar riffs matched with worldly per­cus­sion. The pair de­scribe them­selves as a fu­sion of folk, gypsy, rock, blues and in­die with Celtic un­der­tones. Catch them on the green at Pa­cific Pa­rade, Cur­rumbin from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Free event.

BENNY D WIL­LIAMS Swell Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val: The def­i­ni­tion of a one-man band. Benny D com­bines psy­che­delic soul, blues, roots and trip-funk as he at­tempts to re­de­fine the mod­ern solo per­former. You’d swear there’s more than one per­son on stage as you wit­ness his use of per­for­mance tech­nol­ogy. Lis­ten to him on the Green at Pa­cific Pa­rade, Cur­rumbin from 3pm to 4pm. Free event.

ELECTRIK LEMON­ADE Swell Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val: A merry band of fun­klords that play a reper­toire of funk, hip hop, blues, soul and dance mu­sic. See them on the Green at Pa­cific Pa­rade, Cur­rumbin from 4.30pm to 6pm. Free event.


JOSHY DREDDZ Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Acous­tic melodies in­flu­enced by Xavier Rudd. Starts at 3pm. Free en­try.

MICHAEL EOTVOS Ca­bana Bar: This mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ist plays acous­tic cov­ers us­ing loop­ing and sound lay­er­ing at South­port Sharks. Free en­try. From 12.30pm.

SUN­DAY SES­SIONS De Vito Wa­ter­front: Vo­cal­ist Stef Lazaro grooves with David De Vito. Free en­try. From noon.

SINATRA SUNDAYS De Vito Wa­ter­front: Greg Aspel­ing’s swing­ing vo­cals hon­our the world’s leg­endary croon­ers. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try.

KINGS OF ROCK Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Pay­ing tribute to Cree­dence Clear­wa­ter Re­vival and The Ea­gles. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.

LUKE BEN­NETT Cur­rumbin RSL: A folk singer, song­writer and gui­tarist with acous­tic roots. Starts at 4pm. free en­try.

CHAIN Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: The orig­i­na­tors of Oz Blues are cel­e­brat­ing 49 years to­gether. Best known for their num­ber one hit Black’n’Blue. Sup­ported by Scrubby Pete. Doors open at 2pm. Tick­ets are $25 pre­sale or $20 each for a group of four or more. Visit the­cooly­ho­tel.com.au

SHANON WATKINS Swell Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val: With his soul­ful, rich and gritty vo­cals, Shanon’s songs are a de­light­ful and earthy mix be­tween folk, rock, coun­try, reg­gae and blues. Catch on the Green at Pa­cific Pa­rade, Cur­rumbin from noon un­til 2pm. Free event.

CC THE CAT Swell Sculp­ture Fes­ti­val: This Bris­bane-based band boasts a mash up of roots styles with an earthy hon­esty and an up­lift­ing feel­ing. Fronted by enig­matic songstress Claire Cot­tone. See them on the Green at Pa­cific Pa­rade, Cur­rumbin from 2pm un­til 4pm. Free event.

BASED COM­EDY Palm Beach Ho­tel: This 18+ event is sure to get you gig­gling. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free en­try.


LLOYD SANIEL South­port Sharks: Sing along to tunes played on the pi­ano from the ‘70s through to to­day’s hits. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try.

MAR­TINI MON­DAYS De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ol­wen Wil­liams with her sassy jazz vo­cals, part­ners with gui­tar hero Kevin Briggs. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

STREET CAFE Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: Sax, key­board and vo­cals which cover all of the clas­sics. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.

BASED COM­EDY Broad­beach Tav­ern: Part of the stel­lar se­ries of free com­edy events put on at pubs and bars across the glit­ter strip. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free en­try.


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

JADE HUR­LEY Twin Towns: The self de­scribed king of coun­try and rock’n’roll in Aus­trala­sia. Tick­ets are $5 for mem­bers and $10 non mem­bers when pre pur­chased or $10 mem­bers and $15 non mem­bers at the door. Starts at 11am.

BASED COM­EDY AT MANO’S Mano’s Ted­der Av­enue: Yet more free laughs are on of­fer with pro­fes­sional and am­a­teur co­me­di­ans to take the mike. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free en­try but it is rec­om­mended to book ahead on 5526 4022 to re­serve a ta­ble.

BASED COM­EDY AT THE CE­CIL The Ce­cil Ho­tel: Laughs aplenty at an­other of Based Com­edy’s won­der­ful events. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free en­try.


DUELLING GRAND PIANOS De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ge­orge Fer­gu­son and David De Vito go head to head tin­kling the ivories. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try.

WED­NES­DAY NIGHT COM­EDY Nobby’s Arc: Res­i­dent MC Dusty Rich hosts a night of laugh­ter fea­tur­ing the best co­me­di­ans from around Queens­land, Aus­tralia and the world. Dusty, a South African, is one of Jo­han­nes­burg’s best. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free.

BASED COM­EDY The Av­enue: The weekly com­edy show that has ev­ery­one com­ing back for more. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

Gold Coast songstress Eleea Navarro will play acous­tic cov­ers at Ca­bana Bar to­mor­row.

One of the coun­try’s most ver­sa­tile indige­nous en­ter­tain­ers, Casey Dono­van, will per­form at the Coolan­gatta Ho­tel on Satur­day.

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