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.