MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
TERROR BYTE Dracula’s, Broadbeach: Prepare for the hypnotically captivating Terror byte. 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 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. Tickets from tuguntheatre.org or phone 0449 788 486. 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. See gclt.com.au or call 5532 2096. OBSESSION Javeenbah Theatre Company: When Lily and Tom inherit an old house, they are over the moon about having a place to raise their baby when it is born. However, as they set about restoring the dilapidated family home to its former glory, they begin to wonder if the house was more of a curse than a gift. Opens Saturday. To book call 5596 0300 or go to javeenbah.org.au MARY POPPINS Ballina Players: An adaptation of the P.L. Travers’ Walt Disney classic. When the Banks family children are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Opens tomorrow night. Book online at ballinaplayers.com.au CARLOTTA: QUEEN OF THE CROSS The Arts Centre: Part of the Sideshow series, Australian icon Carlotta takes you on a journey through her extraordinary life with songs and stories from on and off the stage. Outrageously funny and brutally honest. Accompanied on piano by Michael Griffiths and featuring classic tunes by Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hart, Stephen Sondheim and her good friend Peter Allen. Shows tomorrow and Saturday night. Tickets $35 from theartscentregc.com.au LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION The Arts Centre: Emmanuel Dance Academy presents Lights, Camera, Action 2017. Join the school for an evening of music, lights, costumes and all things dance. Two shows on Saturday, 1.30pm and 7pm. Tickets $14 children, students and concession, $16 adults. Book at 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. Bookings recommended. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry.
SEX ON TOAST/Z STAR DELTA/LEVINGSTONE/OLLIE MCGILL + MORE Mullum Music Festival: A full line-up of music, arts and entertainment over nine stages for day one of the 10th annual Mullum Music Festival. Other acts include Titan Sky, Moussa Diakite and Wassado, Wallis Bird, All Our Exes Live in Texas, The Teskey Brothers, Ladyslug, Ethno Folk Orchestra, Jojo Smith and more. First act starts at 4.30pm, last act finishes at 1am. Tickets from mullummusicfestival.com GERARD BOENKENDORF Burleigh Brewing Co: Reggae and rock influenced, this groover loves a good hook, perfect to kick off the weekend. Starts at 4.30pm. Free entry. THE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE Star Gold Coast: Led Zeppelin fans are about to witness the legendary British supergroup in all its glory. Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, When the Levee Breaks, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused – they’re all there, live and loud. Doors open 7pm. Tickets start at $59.90.
De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito and Jess Robel perform favourite tunes from then until now. From 6pm. Free entry. Bookings recommended.
THE NINTH CHAPTER/ MARSHALL OKELL
Night Quarter: The Ninth Chapter’s sound casts a wide net, layering funk, blues, roots and other elements. They’ll share the backyard stage with surf mojo roots musician Marshall Okell. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. JASON DELPHIN Watermark Hotel and Spa Gold Coast: Triple J regular plays blues, soul, jazz, folk and punk rock from 6.30pm. Free entry.
Cabana Bar: This talented GC songstress will play acoustic covers from 5pm in the Southport Sharks lounge. Free. LADY AND THE SAX Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: Stylish duo covering pop, jazz, funk soul and the blues. Grab a glass of bubbles and say hello to Friday. Starts at 6pm. Free entry.
CC AND THE CAT
Miami Marketta: Rockin’ reggae, funk, soul and ska to heal your heart, mind, body and soul. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. CHAMPAGNE JAM Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Song list ranges from cool Amy Winehouse to classic Van Morrison, Adele, John Mayer, The Black Keys, Pharelle Williams, Bruno Mars, The Killers, George Ezra to Michael Buble and everything in between. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry.
HUSKY/ SHANTEYE AND JO/ VESICA PIECES + MORE Mullum Music Festival: A full line-up of music, arts and entertainment. Other acts include Jojo Smith, Sal Wonder, Cecilia Brandolini, Sara Tindley, His Merry Men, The Coconut
Catch Husky as part of the line-up at the 10th annual Mullum Music Festival on Saturday.