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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

TO­DAY

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

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

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