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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 LES MISÉRABLES The Spot­light The­atri­cal Com­pany: The iconic mu­si­cal that has taken the world by storm is com­ing to Spot­light The­atre. Les Misérables tells the heart­break­ing story of Jean Val­jean and his jour­ney from rags to riches in or­der to sur­vive in 19th cen­tury France. With one of the most cel­e­brated scores of all time in­clud­ing songs such as I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home and On My Own, Les Misérables is a must see for any lover of the­atre. To book call 5539 4255 or on­line at spot­lightthe­atre.com.au. Last show Satur­day. THE NAKED TRUTH Tu­gun The­atre Com­pany: Five very dif­fer­ent women sign up for Gabby’s pole danc­ing class at the lo­cal vil­lage hall. Each of them has their own rea­sons for tak­ing up pole danc­ing. When one of the women re­ceives some devastating news, the oth­ers pull to­gether and de­cide to turn their new skill into a fundrais­ing event. They share laugh­ter and tears in this funny, sad and ul­ti­mately mov­ing play. Opens tonight. Tick­ets from tu­gunthe­atre.org or 0449 788 486. HETTY KATE The Arts Cen­tre: The Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club presents Hetty Kate, one of Aus­tralian jazz lu­mi­nary James Mor­ri­son’s favourite singers, who has graced stages from New Zealand to New York, re­leased six ac­claimed al­bums, sung for the lindy-hop/swing-dance com­mu­nity across Europe, Asia, North Amer­ica and Aus­tralia, and more re­cently has joined the ABC Jazz/Uni­ver­sal Mu­sic sta­ble of vo­cal­ists. Show to­mor­row night at 7.30pm. Tick­ets from gold­coast­jaz­zclub.com LIT­TLE SHOP OF HOR­RORS Gold Coast Lit­tle The­atre: A lovesick hero. A blood­thirsty plant, a mouth-wa­ter­ing mu­si­cal. This is a hor­ror com­edy rock mu­si­cal which has gone on to be­come a cult clas­sic all over the world. Di­rected by Brady Watkins, GCLT’s lat­est in­stal­ment is daz­zlingly en­ter­tain­ing. First show Satur­day. See gclt.com.au or call 5532 2096. OPERA AROUND THE WORLD Mavis’s Kitchen: Com­bin­ing the nat­u­ral splen­dour with live mu­sic and a long table din­ner in the gar­den, Mavis’s Kitchen is con­tin­u­ing its ever-pop­u­lar event series with a sec­ond in­stal­ment of Opera Around the World. Keep­ing with the in­ter­na­tional theme, Span­ish, Peru­vian and Ital­ian dishes will be part­nered with the awe-in­spir­ing per­for­mances of opera singer Julia All­sop’s Ital­ian Arias. Go to mavis­eskitchen.com.au to book.


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. ZOOKEEPERS South­port Sharks: Mod­ern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try.


SPIN DUO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Spin is an awe­some duo, sure to get you up danc­ing! They play all sorts of songs from old school to the cur­rent hits of today. Starts at 7.30pm. Free en­try. DAL­LAS JAMES The Deck @ Cur­rumbin RSL: Eclec­tic, in­sight­ful and some­times a lit­tle edgy, this muso com­bines beau­ti­ful vo­cals over the strum­ming of an acous­tic gui­tar. Starts at 5pm. Free en­try. ’80S MA­NIA Twin Towns: Ab­stract En­ter­tain­ment is proud to an­nounce five of the big­gest ’80s mu­sic acts –– Paul Young, Go West, The Cut­ting Crew, Wang Chung and Tay­lor Dayne – will come to­gether as they head­line the big­gest ’80s fes­ti­val of 2017. With hits such as Wher­ever I Lay My Hat, The King Of Wish­ful Think­ing, We Close Our Eyes, Ev­ery­body Have Fun Tonight, I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight, Tell It To My Heart, I’ll Be Your Shel­ter and so many more this is sure to be a night of the decade’s big­gest hits and mem­o­ries. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tick­ets from $89. ACOUS­TIC GUI­TAR SPEC­TAC­U­LAR Sound­lounge: Red Chair, on be­half on the Queens­land Govern­ment Arts Queens­land, and Sound­lounge presents the

Acous­tic Gui­tar Spec­tac­u­lar, a show­case of in­ter­na­tional gui­tarists Soenke Meinen, Michael Fix and Bruce Mathiske. Doors open 7.30pm. Tick­ets $27 + BF on­line or $35 on the doors un­less sold out.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Made up of three broth­ers and two mates, no other Aus­tralian band sounds like ’em. An ex­plo­sion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a Vaude­ville Smash gig. Hail­ing from Mel­bourne, they de­scribe their mu­sic as a con­tem­po­rary re­work­ing of the early ’80s funk/ boo­gie scene. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try.


Cur­rumbin RSL: Pop­u­lar cov­ers band fea­tur­ing Nick Waters, Court­ney Hayes, Shonay Rayn­ham and Jodie Davis. Their highly en­ter­tain­ing show cov­ers ’60s flower-pow­ered pop, ’70s disco, ’80s retro, reg­gae and coun­try rock and hits from the ’90s to today. From 7pm. Free.

THE MA­SON RACK BAND South­port Sharks: Gold Coast lo­cal Ma­son Rack brings his blues/rock flavour to South­port Sharks, with his raspy vo­cals de­scribed by fans as one on the sex­i­est voices in blues mu­sic. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

MARK WAT­SON The Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa

Gold Coast: A dy­namic and soul­ful en­ter­tainer who per­forms a huge range of styles. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.


Cur­rumbin Pub: Bris­bane band Smok­ing Martha launch their sin­gle Stranger Things, along with

New Zealand’s Table­fox, al­trock­ers Chelsea Rock­wells and jazzy blues rock­ers Gno­sis. Starts at 8pm. En­try $10.


NightQuar­ter: Noire are an in­die, pop, rock band with groovy tunes and soul­ful vo­cals . Don’t miss their show when they take over the main stage along with Benny Nel­son. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: David De Vito and Jess Ro­bel per­form favourite tunes from then un­til now. From 6pm. Free en­try. Book­ings rec­om­mended.


Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Tunes to wind down the work week and kick off the week­end. Starts at 4.30pm. Free en­try.



Palazzo Ver­sace: Trained and ac­claimed mu­si­cian Cas­sidy Wil­son plays classy tunes on the baby grand pi­ano from noon un­til 4pm, fol­lowed by the Cas­sidy Wil­son Trio per­form­ing a range of clas­sics and mod­ern hits from 6.30pm-10.30pm.


Cur­rumbin RSL: Get your groove on with Soniiq, fea­tur­ing Louie Shel­ton on gui­tar and Atalie Cu­ta­jar on vo­cals. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.


Twin Towns: Di­rect from Lon­don, The Boot­leg Bea­tles, the world’s first and finest homage to the Fab Four are re­turn­ing to Aus­tralia by pop­u­lar de­mand in 2017. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tick­ets $55.


NightQuar­ter: Wille and the Ban­dits are a clas­sic blues rock three piece in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hen­drix ex­pe­ri­ence. But they try to take their sound be­yond what is ex­pected. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

NYSSA RAY The Deck @ Cur­rumbin RSL: Don’t let Nyssa’s petite stature and cute ringlets fool you, this girl is a vo­cal pow­er­house. Her blend of dreamy vo­cals on laid­back gui­tar and solid per­cus­sion will take you on a mov­ing jour­ney ev­ery song. Starts at 4pm. Free.


South­port Sharks: Han­lon Broth­ers mas­ter­fully fuse orig­i­nal hip-hop, RnB, soul and jazz im­pro­vi­sa­tions to cre­ate a sig­na­ture sound with a killer com­bi­na­tion of raw tal­ent, ver­sa­til­ity and flaw­less tech­nique. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: David De Vito’s big vo­cals are paired with the ta­lented Tarscha and in­stru­men­tal­ist Glen Thomas. From 6pm. Free en­try.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Hav­ing spent two years ma­tur­ing like a bud­get wine, Bris­bane band His Merry Men are back with a slick, sev­en­piece line-up, a bevy of new tunes and a thirst to draw even the wall-est of flow­ers on to the dance floor. Sup­ported by Jack­son James Smith. Doors open 4pm. Free en­try.


The Star Gold Coast: With over 80 mil­lion al­bums sold world­wide, 25 top 10 in­ter­na­tional hits, five top 10 al­bums and writ­ing cred­its for the likes of Roger Dal­trey, Cliff Richard, Dolly Par­ton and Tina Turner, Leo Sayer’s ca­reer has been one of stel­lar pro­por­tions. From his smash hit The Show

Must Go On from the hit de­but al­bum Sil­ver­bird in 1973, Leo has had a seem­ingly never end­ing stream of hits. One Man Band, Long Tall Glasses, Moon­light­ing, You Make Me Feel Like Danc­ing, When I Need You, Thun­der in My Heart and more. Doors open 7pm. Tick­ets $79.90 + BF.

THE FLAME/RENE DIAZ Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Per­form­ing a wide va­ri­ety of coun­try mu­sic and clas­sic hits for your Satur­day. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

JA­SON DELPHIN Water­mark Ho­tel and Spa

Gold Coast: Triple J reg­u­lar plays ev­ery­thing from blues, soul, jazz, folk and punk rock 6.30pm. Free.



Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Reg­gae and rock in­flu­enced, this groover loves a good hook, per­fect for your Sun­day ses­sion. Starts at 3pm. Free en­try.

NED WALKER Ca­bana Bar: A dis­tinc­tive voice, strong melodies and soul­ful lyrics live and acous­tic at the South­port Sharks lounge bar from 12.30pm. Free en­try.


Palazzo Ver­sace: Ac­claimed mu­si­cian Cas­sidy Wil­son plays classy tunes on the baby grand pi­ano from noon un­til 4pm.


Cur­rumbin RSL: A highly ver­sa­tile duo, Big Yel­low Taxi per­form live mu­sic you can sit and en­joy over a few drinks and din­ner or get up and dance to all night long. Starts at noon. Free en­try.


South­port Sharks: Pop­u­lar songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free en­try.

CASSIE TIMMS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Gold Coast singer/song­writer Cassie Timms draws in­spi­ra­tion from Sia and Ke$ha for her per­for­mances. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.



South­port Sharks: Sing along to tunes played on the pi­ano from the ‘70s through to today’s hits. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ol­wen Wil­liams on sassy jazz vo­cals and Kevin Briggs on groovy gui­tar. Starts at 6.30pm. Book­ings rec­om­mended.



South­port Sharks: Latin grooves and fla­menco vibes from 8.30pm. Free en­try.

DANJO fea­tur­ing Dan and Joe from Dead Milk­men

Cur­rumbin Pub: Joe Jack Tal­cum and Dan­drew Stevens will be joined by lo­cal drum­mer Rob­bie Fraser (Fox N Firkin) play­ing a set of all your Dead Milk­men favourites un­der the name Danjo. Sup­ported by Friends with the En­emy, Fox n Firkin, Up the Anti. Starts at 7pm. Tick­ets $15 + BF.


Twin Towns: De­scribed as the great­est con­tem­po­rary voice of our gen­er­a­tion, Ce­line Dion is a su­per­star with an end­less list of hit songs. Starts at 10.30am. Tick­ets $7 – $15.



Nobby’s Arc: South African MC Dusty Rich hosts a night of an­tics and laugh­ter fea­tur­ing a se­lec­tion of the best co­me­di­ans. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free.


De Vito Wa­ter­front: Ge­orge Fer­gu­son and David De Vito go head to head tin­kling the ivories. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: DJ Freddy Fingaz bring the tunes for mid­week tapas and cock­tails. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try.

Hear Leo Sayer’s mas­sive stream of hits at The Star Gold Coast on Satur­day night.

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