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
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.
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.