MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
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.
THE VAUDEVILLE SMASH
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.
SMOKING MARTHA SINGLE LAUNCH
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.
THE BOOTLEG BEATLES
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.
WILLIE AND THE BANDITS
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.
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.
HIS MERRY MEN
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 $79.90 + BF.
THE FLAME/RENE DIAZ Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Performing a wide variety of country music and classic hits for your Saturday. Starts at 6.30pm. Free entry.
JASON DELPHIN Watermark Hotel and Spa
Gold Coast: Triple J regular plays everything from blues, soul, jazz, folk and punk rock 6.30pm. Free.
Burleigh Brewing Co: Reggae and rock influenced, this groover loves a good hook, perfect for your Sunday session. Starts at 3pm. Free entry.
NED WALKER Cabana Bar: A distinctive voice, strong melodies and soulful lyrics live and acoustic at the Southport Sharks lounge bar from 12.30pm. Free entry.
Palazzo Versace: Acclaimed musician Cassidy Wilson plays classy tunes on the baby grand piano from noon until 4pm.
BIG YELLOW TAXI
Currumbin RSL: A highly versatile duo, Big Yellow Taxi perform live music you can sit and enjoy over a few drinks and dinner or get up and dance to all night long. Starts at noon. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
CASSIE TIMMS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Gold Coast singer/songwriter Cassie Timms draws inspiration from Sia and Ke$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.
THE CUBAN DUO
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.
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF CELINE DION
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.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
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.
DUELLING GRAND PIANOS
De Vito Waterfront: George Ferguson and David De Vito go head to head tinkling the ivories. Starts at 6pm. Free entry.
MIDWEEK MINI MARKETTA
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.