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MOTHER’S RUIN: A CABARET ABOUT GIN The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Part of the Sideshow se­ries, this is equal parts his­tor­i­cal and hys­ter­i­cal. Lose your­self in the com­pany of sailors, bar­maids and boot­leg­gers in this darkly comic cabaret. Stars Maeve Mars­den and Libby Wood with mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Jeremy Bren­nan. Played to sold out crowds and crit­i­cal ac­claim at Sydney Fes­ti­val, Fringe World Fes­ti­val, Ade­laide Cabaret Fes­ti­val, Mel­bourne Cabaret Fes­ti­val and Fes­ti­val of Voices. Shows Fri­day and Satur­day at 8.15pm in The Base­ment. Tick­ets $35. 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 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 Satur­day and Sun­day at 2pm. Book on­line at www.tweedthe­atre.com.au


CELLO TANGO The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Cel­lists David Sue Yek, Cather­ine Lee, MinJin Sung and Amy Allen take a South Amer­i­can get­away with a range of tan­goes and other pop­u­lar works writ­ten or tran­scribed for cello en­sem­ble and suit­able for au­di­ences young and old. Works will in­clude Por una Cabiza, Fuga y mis­te­rio, Lib­er­tango and Ha­banera as well as some of the clas­sic pieces for cello en­sem­ble. Part of Fi­esta de la Mu­sica. Free show in The Space at 1pm. MORN­ING MELODIES Cur­rumbin RSL: With Tommy Mem­phis. Show 11am. 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 you’re smarter than your mates? Are you full of use­less in­for­ma­tion? Then this could be your time to shine. From 6pm. Free en­try.


THE MELODIANS NightQuar­ter: Cel­e­brate Oktoberfest with The Melodians, a tra­di­tional Ger­man oom­pah band that will per­form a hat dance, bell ring­ing and a slap dance. WAY­WARD SUNS Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Toby Jep­son is back with Way­ward Sons, his brand new band and their new al­bum Ghosts Of Yet To Come. With sup­port Scott Dal­ton. From 5pm. Free en­try. JAY HOAD Burleigh Brew­ing Co: After in­cred­i­ble shows with packed venues in Dar­win as well as head­lin­ing some huge fes­ti­vals in In­dia and Nepal last month, Jay Hoad brings his 2017 tour to the Coast. Show from 5.30pm. Free en­try. FRI­DAY FAVOURITES De Vito Wa­ter­front: David De Vito and Jess Ro­bel per­form favourite tunes from then un­til now. From 6pm. 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. LIVE MU­SIC Ca­bana Bar: In the South­port Sharks lounge from 5pm. Free en­try. TERRY AND LACH­LAN Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Put your danc­ing shoes on — this duo plays cov­ers to get you shak­ing. Show from 7.30pm. Free en­try. DANIELLE GOULLET The Stage, Twin Towns: Danielle Goullet Presents An­drew Pryor & daugh­ter Melissa Tay­lor from 11am to 12.30pm with Jake Mey­wes Band from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Funky Mon­keys from 9pm to 1am. Free en­try. CC THE CAT Cur­rumbin RSL: Fe­male reg­gae artist per­forms acous­tic ver­sions of her an­themic reg­gae an­thems, sexy soul num­bers and fe­line funk, cou­pled with her emerg­ing folk songs tak­ing us on an in­ti­mate jour­ney into her heartlife. Deck Acous­tics show from 5pm. Free en­try. TRIPLICKIT Cur­rumbin RSL: This trio has been per­form­ing to­gether for more than 10 years and boast a huge reper­toire of songs to suit every oc­ca­sion. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.



SCOTT: DIS­AP­POINT­MENTS The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Hear hi­lar­i­ous sto­ries about th­ese two top co­me­di­ans’ lives of dis­ap­point­ments — a show guar­an­teed to make you feel bet­ter about your lives or at least help you ac­cept the rut that you’re in. Lucy and Scott sing, dance and lie down a lot as they learn to love their dis­ap­point­ments. Show at 7.30pm. Tick­ets from $49.90. HOON Cur­rumbin Ho­tel: Sydney band Hoon with Die For Mushies, Cos­mic Dad and The High Kats. Doors open 8pm En­try $10. THE BLACK SOR­ROWS Flavours of Metro Street

Party, South­port: A ju­bi­lant cul­tural show­case on the streets of Gold Coast Chi­na­town with an in­ter­na­tional smor­gas­bord of tempt­ing food and bev­er­age of­fer­ings, non-stop live en­ter­tain­ment and fun for all the fam­ily. In­cludes a free live con­cert by The Black Sor­rows from 7.30pm to 9pm on the main street stage. Fronted by in­dus­try leg­end Joe Camil­leri, The Black Sor­rows have pro­duced hits in­clud­ing Hold on to Me, Chained to the Wheel,

Har­ley and Rose and Snake­skin Shoes. The party plays Aus­tralia Fair Metro and Gold Coast Chi­na­town, Young and Daven­port St, South­port. Show 5pm to 9pm. Free en­try and free park­ing at Aus­tralia Fair Metro. CAP­TAIN WOW The Stage, Twin Towns: Cov­ers band Cap­tain Wow from 4.30pm to 8.30pm fol­lowed by Funky Mon­keys from 9pm to 1am. Free en­try. THE MU­NICH HONKERS NightQuar­ter: Cel­e­brate Oktoberfest with The Mu­nich Honkers, a six-piece oom­pah band that per­forms gen­uine Mu­nich polkas, waltzes and marches. Doors open 5pm. SUNNY COAST RUDE BOYS Mi­ami Mar­ketta: The Sunny Coast Rude Boys are an eight­piece sound wave play­ing up­lift­ing ska and reg­gae. Sup­ported by On­dre Davis. Doors open 4pm. 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.

LIVE MU­SIC South­port Sharks: Live bands and duos per­form cov­ers and orig­i­nals. From 8.30pm. Free en­try. STOW­AWAYS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Duo per­form cov­ers and orig­i­nals from pop, coun­try and soul to funk, reg­gae, in­die and 1950s rock and roll. From 7pm. Free en­try. SARAH GRANT

Cur­rumbin RSL: Sarah Grant also trav­els from Sydney to the Gold Coast, Coffs Har­bour to Bris­bane all the way to Bund­aberg with the east coast’s premier tour­ing cov­ers band, Pink Zinc. With more than 14 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence, Grant has played along­side in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned acts such as Candi Sta­ton and Lisa Hunt. Deck Acous­tics show from 5pm. Free en­try. TACKLEBERRY Cur­rumbin RSL: Bris­bane cov­ers trio fea­tur­ing Paul Kerin (vo­cals/gui­tar), Ge­off Hooton (vo­cals/bass) and Dave Grif­fiths (vo­cals/drums) per­forms high­en­ergy ren­di­tions of mod­ern hits and clas­sic tunes to keep

pun­ters singing, danc­ing and thor­oughly en­ter­tained. From 7pm. Free en­try. BIRTH­DAY CEL­E­BRA­TION

Seag­ulls Club: Mu­sic by Sweet Mix­jah, fire­works, face paint­ing and jump­ing cas­tle. From 2pm. Free en­try. LIVE MU­SIC Seag­ulls Club: In the Lake­view Lounge. From 7.30pm. Free en­try.


NICK CUN­NING­HAM Burleigh Brew­ing Co: By­ron Bay based singer and song­writer known for sooth­ing vo­cals and hyp­notic melodies. Was named the By­ron Bay raw artist mu­si­cian of the year in 2015, the year he re­leased his de­but EP Let­ters. Acous­tic ses­sion from 3pm. Free en­try. EUREKA FUNK The Stage, Twin Towns: Cov­ers band Eureka Funk from 3pm to 7pm fol­lowed by Funky Mon­keys from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Free en­try. MICHAEL EOTVOS Cur­rumbin RSL: Michael is a singer/gui­tarist with a wide and var­ied reper­toire span­ning across gen­er­a­tions of pop­u­lar mu­sic. His ac­com­plished use of a loop sta­tion is able to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of a full band, even though he is a solo artist. Deck Acous­tics show from 4pm. Free en­try. MIX CITY Cur­rumbin RSL: Nyssa Berger, who was on The Voice Aus­tralia, has put to­gether a trio with Pete McIvor on drums and An­drew Ew­ert on bass. Her unique blend of dreamy vo­cals on laid-back gui­tar with solid per­cus­sion will take you on a mov­ing jour­ney in every song in­flu­enced by the likes of Sara Bareilles, Melissa Etheridge, John Mayer, Tina Arena and Alan­nah Miles. From noon. Free en­try. LIVE MU­SIC Ca­bana Bar: Acous­tic cov­ers at South­port Sharks. Free en­try. From 12.30pm.

LONE WOLF Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Live cov­ers. Show at 2pm. Free en­try. SUN­DAY SES­SIONS

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Vo­cal­ists Stef Lazaro and Caleb Lafaitele groove with David De Vito. Free en­try. From mid­day. SI­NA­TRA SUN­DAYS De Vito Wa­ter­front: Greg Aspel­ing’s swing­ing vo­cals hon­our the world’s leg­endary croon­ers. Starts at 6pm. Free. DJ MILES JACK­SON Ivory Tavern. Tweed Heads: Sun­day ses­sion from 2pm to 6pm. Free en­try.



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. MAR­TINI MON­DAYS De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ol­wen Wil­liams with her sassy jazz vo­cals part­ners with guests. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.



Twin Towns: Fea­tur­ing vo­cal­ist David Stephens, ma­gi­cian Adrain Dean, Latin dancers Mitch and El­li­cia, pian­ist Joey Fim­mano,

host Wayne Cor­nell and The Tivoli Show­girls and Tivoli Band. Show 10.30am. Tick­ets $12. VOICE & CONGAS South­port Sharks: Latin pop, reg­gae­ton and sal­saton. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try. 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.



Twin Towns: Fea­tur­ing vo­cal­ist David Stephens, ma­gi­cian Adrain Dean, Latin dancers Mitch and El­li­cia, pian­ist Joey Fim­mano, host Wayne Cor­nell and The Tivoli Show­girls and Tivoli Band. Show 10.30am. Tick­ets $12. DUELLING GRAND PI­ANOS De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ge­orge Fer­gu­son and David De Vito go head to head tin­kling the ivories. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try. OPEN MIC NIGHT

Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Show­cas­ing lo­cal tal­ent. Come down, lis­ten and en­joy what could be un­cov­ered. From 6pm. Free. BASED COM­EDY The Av­enue: The weekly com­edy show that has every­one com­ing back for more. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free en­try. TRIVIA South­port Sharks: Do you have the an­swers? From 7pm. Free. WED­NES­DAY NIGHT COM­EDY

Nobby’s Arc: MC Dusty Rich hosts a night of laugh­ter fea­tur­ing the best co­me­di­ans from around Queens­land, Aus­tralia and the world. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

Zany duo Denise Scott and Ju­dith Lucy will per­form at The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on Satur­day.

Catch Jay Hoad at Burleigh Brew­ing Co to­mor­row.

Front­man Joe Camil­leri and The Black Sor­rows will rock the crowd at the Flavours of Metro Street Party in South­port on Satur­day.

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