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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 RE­TURN OF HIGH COUN­TRY LEG­ENDS The Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar: A leg­end is born with the in­tro­duc­tion of a stun­ning new show pre­sented by Ringers Western. Wit­ness the brav­ery, beauty and courage of the great­est Aus­tralian sto­ries never told ... high coun­try leg­ends. Only at Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar. Lim­ited avail­abil­ity. Book­ings es­sen­tial. Visit out­back­spec­tac­u­lar.com.au or call 13 33 86 TREVOR ASH­LEY: DI­A­MONDS ARE FOR TREVOR The Arts Cen­tre: Star­ring crit­i­cally ac­claimed per­former Trevor Ash­ley, this is the Shirley Bassey rags-to-riches story like it’s never, never, never been told be­fore. 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 – plus a few songs the Dame has never got around to singing. Take a tour of Shirley’s life, com­plete with feath­ers, flash, and fre­quent diva tantrums. Hi­lar­i­ous, bril­liant and of­ten mov­ing, when Ash­ley takes on the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, it will prove once and for all that di­a­monds re­ally are for Trevor. To­mor­row at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $38 — $65 from thearts­cen­tregc.com.au UP LATE The Arts Cen­tre: The main per­for­mance may be over, but the night is young! Stay Up Late and take a chance on the un­ex­pected in the un­der­ground Base­ment venue. Hosted by Mar­tini Ice and Archie Ar­senic, ex­pect 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! To­mor­row at 9pm. Tick­ets $10 from thearts­cen­tregc.com.au KITTY FLANA­GAN The Arts Cen­tre: Kitty is back by pop­u­lar de­mand with her show Smash­ing. Love songs, sex, al­go­rithms, chimps, clowns and psy­chics, ev­ery­thing is get­ting smashed. It’s fun and learn­ing in one show. Leave the kids at home un­less you fancy them get­ting a real Flana­gan style ed­u­ca­tion. Satur­day night at 8pm. Tick­ets $49.90 — $54.90 from 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. COLIN HAY: FIERCE MERCY Twin Towns: Scot­tish born singer-song­writer Colin Hay has re­turned to Aus­tralia with his band for an East Coast tour. Best known as the front­man for Aus­tralian hit mak­ers Men at Work, Colin has re­ceived re­newed ac­claim for his trou­ba­dour-style solo ca­reer with the re­lease of his ac­claimed new al­bum, Fierce Mercy. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tick­ets $80.


HOL­LOW COVES NightQuar­ter: Hail­ing from Bris­bane, this folky duo de­liver an earthy folk sound, mesh­ing sim­ple acous­tic melodies, vo­cal har­monies, and im­pact­ful themes. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3. MAR­SHALL OKELL NightQuar­ter: Mar­shall Daw­son Okell was born into a gui­tar case with his fa­ther, a rock-n-roll gui­tarist, nour­ish­ing his son’s mu­si­cal ap­petite with Hen­drix, Win­ter, Wa­ters, Lit­tle Feat and AC/DC. Reap the re­wards of this up­bring­ing to­mor­row. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3. WALLFLOWER MEAD­OWS Mi­ami Mar­ketta: A cover rock band from By­ron Bay play­ing hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try. BENNY D WIL­LIAMS Burleigh Brew­ing Co: The def­i­ni­tion of a one-man band. Benny D com­bines psy­che­delic soul, blues, roots and trip-funk as he at­tempts to re­de­fine the mod­ern solo per­former. You’d swear there’s more than one per­son on stage as you wit­ness his use of per­for­mance tech­nol­ogy. Starts at 3pm. Free en­try. MIS­TAKES Mi­ami Shark Bar: A home­grown tal­ent show­case fea­tur­ing The Dol­lar Bill Mur­rays, Ra Ra Ruby, Elec­tric Ze­bra and a DJ set from At­ti­cus Chimps & Vices. A big night of tunes, mu­si­cal mile­stones and all around rock­ing. Starts at 8pm. En­try $10 on the door. BEN HANNA Wa­ter­mark Ho­tel & Spa Surfers Paradise: Play­ing cov­ers and adding a spe­cial touch with sound lay­er­ing and ef­fects from 6.30pm. Free en­try. FRI­DAY FAVOURITES De Vito Wa­ter­front: David De Vito and Jess Ro­bel per­form favourite tunes from then un­til now. From 6pm. Free en­try. Book­ings rec­om­mended.

TV pre­sen­ter Ross Kemp will share in­sights into the mak­ing of his doc­u­men­taries at The Star Gold Coast on Tues­day night.

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