MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
TERRORBYTE Dracula’s, Broadbeach: 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 UP LATE The Arts Centre: Part of the Sideshow series, the performance may be over, but the night is young. Take a chance on the unexpected at Up Late. A heady and eclectic mix of music, burlesque, DJs, live performance and comedy. You never know what (or who) you might discover when you stay Up Late. Shows tomorrow and Saturday night at 8.30pm. Tickets $10, book at theartscentregc.com.au TREVOR ASHLEY: DIAMONDS ARE FOR TREVOR The Arts Centre: A glamorous gala evening celebrating Shirley Bassey with three-time Helpmann Award nominee Trevor Ashley and Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Trevor tells the Shirley Bassey rags-to-riches story. Along with the sequins, jewels, big gowns and bigger hair, expect to hear Big Spender, Goldfinger, Never, Never, Never, This is My Life, History Repeating and Diamonds are Forever. Show at 7pm, Saturday night. Tickets $38 – $65. See theartscentregc.com.au for tickets and information. 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. To book call 5596 0300 or go to javeenbah.org.au MARY POPPINS Ballina Players: An adaptation of 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. Book online at ballinaplayers.com.au ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Event Cinemas Pacific Fair: Event and Village Cinemas in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing will exclusively screen Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ballet this November as part of the Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season. Inspired by the much-loved Lewis Carroll book, Wheeldon’s Wonderland features Alice getting swept off her feet by the Knave of Hearts, plus countless strange creatures including a tap dancing Mad Hatter. Screenings Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets $18 concession, $20 adults. Info at eventcinemas.com.au/roh
KYLE LIONHART Miami Marketta: After playing sold-out headline shows around the country earlier this year, and then a 17-date European tour with Xavier Rudd, Kyle Lionhart returns to Australia to showcase Eleven And Two, a collection of personal and heartfelt new tracks. His stripped back guitar and smooth vocals warm the soul. Starts at 7pm. Tickets $24 from Oztix. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry. 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.
DANNY DYSON Burleigh Brewing Co: Soul tunes and catchy rhythms perfect to ease you into the weekend. Starts at 4.30pm. Free. WONGO Elsewhere: Wongo is the sort of cat that makes certified house records, club jams, party starters … you know, the sort of stuff that gets the dance floor sweating and shaking. Supported by resident DJ Audun. Doors open 9pm. Entry $10+.
Miami Marketta: Following in the footsteps of Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Michael Franti and Xavier Rudd, The Lyrical’s unique blend of beat-boxing meshed with folk guitar and socially conscious lyrics has gained them a large following nationwide. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. THE KEITH URBAN EXPERIENCE
Southport Sharks: Cover band plays all the Aussie country boy’s
biggest hits, including You Gonna Fly, The Fighter, You’ll Think of Me, Til Summer Comes Around, Blue Isn’t Your Colour and more. Starts at 8.30pm. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito and Jess Robel perform favourite tunes from then until now. From 6pm. Free entry. Bookings recommended. 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. MICHAEL EOTVOS Cabana Bar and Lounge: Michael is a singer/guitarist with a wide and varied repertoire spanning across generations of popular music. His accomplished use of a loop station is able to create the illusion of a full band, even though he is a solo artist. Show from 5pm. Free entry. JOE PHILLIPS Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: Hope Island’s favourite solo
performer is back for a night of stellar gypsy, Latino and rock guitar tunes. Starts at 6pm. Free. STOWAWAYS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Duo perform covers and originals from pop, country and soul to funk, reggae, indie and 1950s rock and roll. From 7pm. Free. THE BAY COLLECTIVE
NightQuarter: The Bay Collective is a network of musicians of all genres based in Byron Bay. Their aim is to work together to contribute to the incredibly rich and diverse music scene Byron and the Northern Rivers is so well known for. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
Currumbin Pub: Self-described astronaut rockers Lens perform their psych style live to showcase their new single The Narrow
Path. Supported by Blaire, Plateau and Napoleon Teardrop. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10.
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. SPECTRUM Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Duo take audiences on a musical journey from the ‘60s through to the latest top-40 hits. Show from 7.30pm. Free entry.
THE AINTS PLAY THE SAINTS ’73 – ’78
Twin Towns: On the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints’ classic album Stranded, founding member, guitarist and songwriter Ed Kuepper will revisit the material performed by that seminal band. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tickets $55 presale or $60 on the door.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito’s famous big vocals are paired with the talented Tarscha and instrumentalist Glen Thomas. From 6pm. Free entry.
NightQuarter: Mexican mariachi madness! Kallidad combine flamenco, rock and mariachi music into an instrumental mix. Together with the band’s infamous Day of the Dead face paint, the result is a live spectacle that has been drawing audiences across Australia, Asia and Europe. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
THE CACTUS CHANNEL
Miami Marketta: The Melbourne-based alternative soul group, who have worked with Ballpark Music’s Sam Cromack and international sensation Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker), bring their infectiously funky sounds to the Marketta. Doors open 4pm. Free.
Southport Sharks: Vegas-style cover band belts out classics from acts such as AC/DC alongside the latest hits from Pink and Bruno Mars. Starts at 8.30pm. Free entry.
JAMES FOX HIGGINS The Watermark Hotel & Spa
Gold Coast: A performer for over two decades, James brings a special touch to every song he performs. Starts 6.30pm. Free.
Palazzo Versace: Acclaimed musician Cassidy Wilson plays classy tunes on the baby grand piano from noon until 4pm.
Cabana Bar: Acoustic covers at Southport Sharks. Free entry. From 12.30pm.
De Vito Waterfront: Vocalists Stef Lazaro and Caleb Lafaitele groove with David De Vito, followed by Sinatra Sundays with legendary crooner Greg Aspeling. Free entry.
Burleigh Brewing Co: Hypnotic melodies and soothing vocals for your Sunday session from 3pm. Free entry. CUBIBERTO Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: Enjoy an early lunch then get your Spanish flair ready for an afternoon of superb Latin rhythms. Starts at 2pm. Free.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry. LONE WOLF Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Crowd pleaser playing songs from Ed Sheeran to Elvis Presley. Starts at 2pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Smooth covers from the piano man. From 6pm. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: Olwen Williams on sassy jazz vocals and Kevin Briggs on groovy guitar (back from his international tour with Boney M). Starts at 6.30pm. Bookings recommended.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
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 from Australia and around the world. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free.
Twin Towns: Starring Vov Dylan and Glenn Amer, come on a musical journey through over 100 years of songs from light classical delights to the standards of the American songbook, through to musical theatre hits of recent years. Starts at 10.30am Qld time. Tickets $7 – $15.
MIDWEEK MINI MARKETTA
Miami Marketta: DJ Freddy Fingaz brings the tunes for midweek tapas and cocktails. Doors open 5pm. Free entry.
DUELLING GRAND PIANOS
De Vito Waterfront: George Ferguson and David De Vito go head to head tinkling the ivories. Starts at 6pm. Free entry.
Trevor Ashley tells the Shirley Bassey story in Diamonds Are For Trevor at The Arts Centre.
Complete with Day of the Dead face paint, Kallidad will combine flamenco, rock and mariachi music at NightQuarter on Saturday.