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 THE ARRIVAL The Arts Centre: Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and adapted from the award-winning book by Shaun Tan. Follow Aki as he starts life amid the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land. The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place. The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. Shows today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Tickets $22.50. See theartscentregc.com.au FIRST WORLD WHITE GIRLS: BOTOX PARTY The Arts Centre: You’re invited to the most outrageous party in town. Grab a Botox cocktail and join Tiffany and Madison for a paralysis-inducing hour of egos, confessions, celebrities and backstabbing in this celebration of first world vanity. Take a peek into the lifestyles of the rich and heinous, set to a soundtrack of original comic songs exploring #firstworldproblems; quinoa enemas, designer dogs, accidental sexting and the Refugee Diet. Shows tomorrow and Saturday night. Tickets $35. See theartscentregc.com.au SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE The Arts Centre: The funniest comedians from this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival are hitting the road and bringing an all-star comedy showcase right to your doorstep. Starring Greg Sullivan, Luke Heggie, Becky Lucas, Cameron James and MC Sean Woodland. Show Saturday night, 8pm. Tickets $35. See theartscentregc.com.au CIRQUE AFRICA The Arts Centre: Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle,the director who brought you the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother Africa. Cirque Africa features the worldrenowned African troupe, consisting of 25 performing artists from six African countries including acrobats, dancers, percussionist, musicians, and contortionists, performing a 100-minute awe-inspiring show. Show Monday at 8pm. Tickets $49 – $79. See theartscentregc.com.au
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. Bookings recommended. 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.
BATTLE OF THE BUSKERS Currumbin Pub: The festival’s top emerging talent face off in the ultimate showdown of busking brilliance. Starts at 7pm. Entry $10. THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Twin Towns: The long-awaited return of the greatest big band of the 1940s, featuring the unforgettable music of the 1940s golden era of swing. A sentimental journey down memory lane to celebrate the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s 80th anniversary. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tickets $69. SUPER NATURAL Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Popular and contemporary act with a huge repertoire of wellknown songs that cater for a range of age groups and musical tastes. Starts at 7.30pm. Free. TRACEY VAUGHAN DUO Currumbin RSL: The Tracey