MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
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.