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 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. THE KRANSKY SISTERS: A VERY KRANSKY CHRISTMAS Twin Towns: Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of eggnog, pantyhose and painted chokos. From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. Tomorrow night at 8pm. Tickets $49 from twintowns.com.au 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 AN EVENING WITH JOHNATHAN THURSTON The Star Gold Coast: There are very few sportsmen who dominate at every level of their chosen sport; Johnathan Thurston is one of these rare commodities. From humble beginnings, JT as he is affectionately known, rose through the ranks to become arguably the most influential player in rugby league’s 108-year history. Sit and enjoy the insights from this sporting legend. Doors open 7pm. Tickets from $49.90. Go to star.com.au/goldcoast/ COMING INTO FASHION: A CENTURY OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT CONDÉ NAST The Arts Centre: Fashion photography has gripped us for over 100 years. Many of the legends like Mario Testino, Deborah Turbeville, and Helmut Newton achieved their greatness at the Condé Nast studios in New York, Paris, and London. With unprecedented access to the archives of each city, Coming into Fashion is an exhibition tracking the highlights of this sparkling intersection between photography and fashion. Open 10am – 5pm daily. Entry $10 concession, $12 adults and children under 12 free. Go to theartscentregc.com.au
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.
MARLEY: CELEBRATE THE LEGEND NightQuarter: Tiki Taane, Che Fu, Laughton Kora, Fran Kora, Annie Crummer, Boh Runga, Ria Hall, Anna Coddington and Joel Shadbolt combine to create a New Zealand supergroup bringing you the hits of reggae legend Bob Marley. This show is endorsed by the Marley family and includes classics Get Up Stand Up, Three Little Birds, Stir It Up, Redemption Song, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Buffalo Soldier and many more. Doors open 4pm. Tickets $52.55. FRIDAY FAVOURITES De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito and Jess Robel perform favourite tunes from then until now. From 6pm. Free entry. Bookings recommended. TIM MADDREN: ME AND MY SHADOW The Arts Centre: Well-known stage and television entertainer Tim Maddren salutes the great saloon singers; Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Bobby Darin. Along with his pianist, Russell Dick, together they will perform many of the great saloon classics such as Mack the Knife, Mr Bojangles and New York, New York. Doors open 7.45pm. Tickets $35. ANDREA KIRWIN Miami Marketta: The Sunny Coast singer-songwriter providing feel good island style