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GRIF­FITH OPERA ON THE BEACH Coolan­gatta Beach: A royal love tri­an­gle, a fight for free­dom and the fa­mous Tri­umphal March will light up the sky when Aida ar­rives at Coolan­gatta Beach. It’s a night at the theatre reimag­ined for the kind of evening you can’t bear to go in­side. A huge cast and orches­tra per­form Verdi’s fa­mous music in a new pro­duc­tion fea­tur­ing fire­works of the vo­cal and ex­plod­ing kind, colour­ful cos­tumes and lo­cal surf life savers parad­ing by you on the sand. Runs Septem­ber 21 — 30. Tick­ets from $32. Sim­ply go to opera.org.au/what­son/events/ aida-on-the-beach 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 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 sin­gle-hand­edly saved her peo­ple from slaugh­ter. Show to­mor­row at 7.30pm. Tick­ets from $48 for adults. Book at thearts­cen­tregc.com.au SCAL­LY­WAGS Zamia Theatre: A pi­rate ad­ven­ture pan­tomime for all ages. Shows Fri­days to Sun­days un­til Oc­to­ber 1. All tick­ets $10 (adults at chil­dren’s prices). Book on­line at tmlt.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. Shows tonight un­til Satur­day at 8pm. Book at www.gclt.com.au I RE­MEM­BER YOU Javeen­bah Theatre: A mu­si­cal re­vue which show­cases the Hit Pa­rades from the fab­u­lous 1950s through to the swing­ing 1960s, cre­ated and di­rected by Gai Byrne. Shows Thurs­day to Satur­days at 8pm and Sun­days at 2pm un­til Septem­ber 30. Book on­line at www.javeen­bah.org.au TAKE A CHANCE ON ME Spot­light Theatre: He­len Mad­den di­rects this look at six grown men and women pay­ing to at­tend sin­gles din­ners in the hope of meet­ing some­one else who is just as lonely as them­selves. Shows Thurs­day to Satur­days at 7.30pm and Sun­days at 2pm un­til Septem­ber 30. Book on­line at www.spot­lightthe­atre.com.au DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT Tweed Theatre Com­pany: Dick Whittington and his cat Thomas travel to find for­tune in Lon­don. They meet Alice Fitzwar­ren, who per­suades her fa­ther to give Dick a job. Un­for­tu­nately, Dick is falsely ac­cused of steal­ing and is forced to travel abroad in or­der to prove his in­no­cence. He does so with the help of Thomas and their rep­u­ta­tions are re­stored. Shows Satur­days and Sun­days at 2pm un­til Oc­to­ber 8. Book on­line at www.tweedthe­atre.com.au

TO­DAY

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 David De Vito and 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. TRIVIA NIGHT Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Do you think your smarter than your mates? Are you full of use­less in­for­ma­tion? Then this could be your time to shine. From 6pm. Free en­try. MORN­ING MELODIES Cur­rumbin RSL: Laura Doolan makes a spe­cial ap­pear­ance with The Dukes — Rex Har­ris and Glenn Cal­laghan. Free en­try.

TO­MOR­ROW

FI­ESTA FRI­DAYS De Vito Wa­ter­front: David De Vito and Adrian Stuckey per­form pop ori­en­tated fla­menco funk. From 6pm. Free en­try. JOSH BOYD The Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa Gold Coast: Play­ing acous­tic vo­cals and gui­tar, draw­ing in­flu­ence from jazz, blues, funk and soul from 6.30pm. Free. HOT CARGO Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Live music from 4.30pm. Free en­try. 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. TI­JUANA CAR­TEL The SoundLounge: With spe­cial guests Kal­l­i­dad, Elec­trik Le­mon­ade and MAYA. Doors open from 7.30pm and show be­gins at 8:30pm. Tick­ets $25 +bf at soundlounge.com.au Z-STAR DELTA Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Ma­jes­tic rock fu­sion, blue soul il­lu­sion, voodoo cookin’, grave­yard lookin’, su­per slidin’ coun­try blues rock band fea­tur­ing Zee Ga­chette (vox, acous­tic gui­tar, drums) and Se­bastien Heintz (elec­tric, acous­tic, slide, synth, loops). With Luke Pauley. Doors open 5pm free en­try. ELVIS TO THE MAX Twin Towns: Max Pel­li­cano, aka Elvis to the Max, brings his Thank You Very Much farewell tour to the Show­room. Pays homage to The King and a truly heart­felt thank you to Max’s fans with mul­ti­me­dia footage of his early per­for­mances, a live band and choir. Show 8.30pm. Tick­ets from $60. AGENT 77 South­port Sharks: Party rock cov­ers — from rock to reg­gae, pop to punk, grunge to funk, ‘60s to to­day, easy lis­ten­ing to al­ter­na­tive, even coun­try and elec­tro. Starts at 8.30pm. Free en­try. LILY BUDIASA Cabana Bar: Tal­ented songstress plays acous­tic cov­ers in the South­port Sharks lounge. Free en­try. From 5pm.

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