MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
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.
JUDITH LUCY & DENISE
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.
BACK TO THE TIVOLI
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.
BACK TO THE TIVOLI
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.