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 OLD ACTORS NEVER DIE — THEY SIMPLY LOSE THE PLOT Tugun Theatre Company: The Mount Home for Retired Theatricals is an unusual place – more like a hotel than a home for the elderly. The manageress encourages residents to carry on working as long as they can. So when Walter Neville (small part veteran of 212 films) arrives, he is overjoyed to find some of his best friends in residence. All is well until the serial womaniser husband of three of the residents goes missing – on the run from Russian gangsters. The ladies decide that “he who pays the bills” must be rescued. What follows is a daft journey where our intrepid thespians ply their craft to save their lifestyle and Edmund’s bacon. Shows nightly at 7.30pm with a 2pm matinee Sunday. Tickets $15 from tuguntheatre.org OLIVER! Spotlight Theatrical Company: Based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver! has delighted audiences since it first burst on to the West End stage in 1960 and has since cemented its way into the hearts of theatregoers globally. Directed by Andrew Cockroft-Penman, Oliver! is a night out for the entire family. Shows 7.30pm Thursday to Saturday evenings until March 3, Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets from $25 available at spotlighttheatre.com.au
ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry. THIS GIRL: RACHAEL BECK HOTA: One of Australia’s leading performers, Rachael Beck is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won an ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/ Show Release. She has featured in countless musicals including Les Miserables and Cats plus various TV shows including Home & Away. Join Rachael on an intimate journey of song, story and laughs as she dissects her career and life, and performs songs from her latest album, This Girl. Starts at 11am. Entry $22.50 — $29.50. 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.
HONEYGUM, THE CHEAPSKATES, LABEL, JAKE HOBBS Currumbin Pub: Get down to the Currumbin Pub and witness three new local bands, along with Jake Hobbs opening the night with his soulful blues tunes. Headliners Honeygum will be playing their debut live performance. Starts at 8pm. Entry $10. FRIDAY FAVOURITES De Vito Waterfront: With the singing chef David De Vito on piano, guitar, vocals and “mayhem” and Frazer Goodman on bluesy keys, the duo play favourite tunes from the past and present. Starts at 6pm. Bookings recommended. LUNAR NEW YEAR AND MATTY ROGERS NightQuarter: Celebrate the 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year at NightQuarter. Get involved in the festivities with a live Kung Fu demonstration, street performers, a Kung Fu workshop, lion and dragon dancers, traditional music and delicious food. Take in the sounds of husky vocalist Matty Rogers, who has been creating and performing his original music throughout Australia for the last 12 years. His unique blend of blues, folk, and rock has seen him perform alongside some of the best in the business. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. CHINESE LION DANCE AND VELVET MARTINI Southport Sharks: Enjoy the spectacle of the Chinese lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year followed by Velvet Martini, an eclectic party band specialising in dance, funk, jazz and R’n’B. They know how to set the atmosphere and engage audiences completely with their class and blend of vintage and modern music. Starts at 7pm. 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. SUN SALUTE Miami Marketta: A wholesome brew of reggae, roots, hip-hop and funk. They draw inspiration for their music from nature, travel and community; and seek to use the power of music for healing and change. They use themes and concepts from life’s simplicity to create songs rich in morality and positivity. Their energy on stage is infectious with their blend of classic reggae rhythms, dubs, solid grooves and jams. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. LILY BUDIASA Cabana Bar: Talented songstress plays acoustic covers in the Southport Sharks lounge. Free entry. From 5pm. BONE LAZY Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Playing laid-back acoustic to fullon pub rock and everything in between. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry. KENNY SLIDE Burleigh Brewing: Chilled tunes from Kenny Slide from 3pm. Free entry.
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. WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT HOTA: Based on the book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, from the page, live on stage. Expect a quirky musical score with ridiculously catchy songs, laughter, rhythms, rhymes and repetitions. Participatory scenes and plenty of hands-on mischievous adventure will capture the imagination. Two shows at 10am and noon. Tickets from $32.90 and children under 18 months free. JONNY TAYLOR NightQuarter: Imagine if Keith
Urban and Pearl Jam had a baby. Meet Jonny Taylor, singersongwriter and relentless touring machine. An emotionally charged musician who doesn’t set out to sound like anybody in particular, rather lets his love of grunge and rock music fuse seamlessly with his passion for a meaningful story. Supported by the Harry J Hart Trio. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
ROY ORBISON REBORN Twin Towns: Starring Dean Bourne, relive all the Orbison
classics including Oh Pretty Woman, You Got It, Only The Lonely, Blue Bayou, Crying and more. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tickets $49.
Southport Sharks: Taking you on a trip down memory lane, reliving all the rock ‘n’ roll hits from the ’50s and ’60s. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, rediscover old favourites or make new ones with this well known local band. Starts at 8.30pm. Free entry.
Miami Marketta: A dynamic nuwave brass band, made up of one drummer, seven hard hitting horn players and one monster MC. With their roots in funk, soul, hip hop, reggae and dance music their performances inspire the most conservative audiences to make their way to the dancefloor. Supported by Ondre Davis. Doors open 5pm. Free entry.
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.
THE POLAR BEARS
Lonestar Tavern: One of Gold Coast’s most rockin’ small live music venues is back in action with a weekly performance from four-piece group The Polar Bears, playing the best Australian and international rock classics from the ’80s and ’90s to today. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry. 2 TONES Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: A multi-faceted duo delivering great entertainment from 6.30pm. Free entry.
Surfers Paradise SLSC: With a youthful exuberance and hardearned experience, this amazing group will rock your socks and show you what a good time is about. Starts at 3pm. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: Vocalists Stef Lazaro and Caleb Lafaitele groove with David De Vito, followed by Sinatra Sundays with the legendary crooner Greg Aspeling. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry. ROB MCMULLEN Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Rob can take a crowd from groovy acoustic guitar and vocal sets to a total dance party with full band sound backing. Starts at 2pm. Free entry. DAN IRWIN Cabana Bar: Young Gold Coast muso plays live and acoustic at Southport Sharks Cabana Bar and Lounge from 5pm. Free entry.
Burleigh Brewing Co: Hypnotic melodies and soothing vocals for your Sunday session from 2pm. Free entry.
MARTINI MONDAYS De Vito Waterfront:
Olwen Williams on sassy jazz vocals and Kevin Briggs on groovy guitar. Starts at 6.30pm. Bookings recommended. LLOYD SANIEL
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Twin Towns: The 21st Anniversary Tour comes to Twin Towns. A true family musical comedy as the pirates clash swords and trade barbs in this modern take. So say farewell to the pirates as they sail off into the sunset – but not before providing the family with a truly great time. Starts at 10.30am Qld time. Tickets $7 — $15.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
DUELLING GRAND PIANOS
De Vito Waterfront: George Ferguson takes on David De Vito with support from Glen Thomas. Starts 6pm. Free.
DJ FREDDY FLYFINGAZ
Miami Marketta: Resident DJ Freddy Flyfingaz brings the sweet tunes for your Wednesday night feast. Starts at 5pm. Free entry.
Catch Rachael Beck’s intimate journey of song, story and laughs at HOTA today.
Velvet Martini will help celebrate Chinese New Year at Southport Sharks tomorrow.
Dynamic nu-wave brass band Bullhorn are heading for Miami Marketta on Saturday so prepare to make your way out on to the dancefloor.