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. Last show Saturday. 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.
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.
BURGER JOINT (GEE BOENKENDORF) Burleigh Brewing Co: Tunes to finish your work week and get you in the weekend mood. Starts at 4.30pm. Free entry.
FRIDAY FAVOURITES De Vito Waterfront: With the singing chef David De Vito on piano, guitar, vocals and “mayhem”, plus Tarscha De Vito and Philippines Got Talent winner Stef Lazaro on vocals. Starts at 6pm. Bookings recommended.
WANDERING EYES Miami Marketta: From the Byron Bay hinterland, imagine an upbeat, feel-good vibe that incorporates the flavours of reggae, funk, hip hop, rock and ska into a musical journey that is interleaved with relevant and conscious messages. Doors open 5pm. Free entry.
GEORGE FERGUSON Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: With 30 years of entertaining under his belt, George Ferguson knows how to get you on your feet. Starts at 6pm. Free entry.
MISTRAM, DREAMS OF INDIGO, INDIGO PARADE, JOSHY DREDZ Currumbin Pub: Head down to the Currumbin Pub and support local original music. A great night of live music and good vibes. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10.
THE WAVES Southport Sharks: Easy listening blues from 8.30pm. Free entry.
GRAHAM HOBSON The Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast: Singing timeless classics like Buble and Sinatra, piano men favourites like Billy Joel and Elton John, and top-40 chartbusters like Ed Sheeran and Coldplay. From 6.30pm. Free.
THANDO NightQuarter: Zimbabwean born songstress Thando has been gracing stages around Australia with electric presence and powerhouse vocals, and now she’s bringing her Numb tour to the Night Quarter Paddock. Heralded as a commanding performer, her ability to tell a story takes her audience on a journey of loving oneself and reflection. Marshall Okell will also play in the Backyard. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
ELEEA NAVARRO Cabana Bar: This talented GC songstress will play acoustic covers from 5pm in the Southport Sharks lounge. Free.
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.
TIM HART (BOY & BEAR) Night Quarter: As the drummer for popular folk-rock band Boy & Bear, the majority of Hart’s musical life is spent behind the drum kit – touring the world, singing back-up vocals, and contributing songwriting to the award-winning Sydney group’s
beloved songs and spirit. Hear songs from his second album, The Narrow Corner, live and intimate. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito’s famous big vocals are paired with the talented Tarscha and Stef Lazaro. 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. They play the best Australian and international rock classics from the ’80s and ’90s to today. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry.
DEZZIED AND THE STINGRAYZ Miami Marketta: Local sensations resurrecting the true style of rhythm and blues that has defined the music industry. Doors open 4pm. Free entry.
COUNTDOWN RELOADED Southport Sharks: Countdown Reloaded is the latest tribute band to pay homage to the iconic TV Show we all know and love, Countdown. Three talented musicians and artists will bring you back to the Countdown era, showcasing songs that made the show famous, along with hits of that time. Relive the music and memories or introduce friends and family to songs that made an entire nation sing along. The party will start on the main stage from 8.30pm. Free entry.
THE WHITE TREE BAND Burleigh Brewing Co: Versatile, energetic live band playing everything from funk to rock. Acoustic session from 3pm. 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 12.30pm. Free entry.
OWL VALLEY BLUEGRASS Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: Grab your partner, spin ‘em round. It’s time for some knee slappin’ Owl Valley fun. Starts at 2pm. Free entry.
SUNDAY SESSIONS De Vito Waterfront: Caleb Lafaitele grooves with a special guest vocalist from noon, followed by Sinatra Sundays with the legendary crooner Greg Aspeling. Free entry.
LOL CREW Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. 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.
SAM CAMPBELL – TROUGH Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, the winner of Director’s Choice Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 brings you the craziest comedy show at the whole ruddy festival! You can go and see all the other shows if you want but this one really will knock you off your feet and carry you into ethereal paradise. Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. Tickets from brisbanecomedyfestival.com
MEL BUTTLE – DOG BITCH Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Mel is a dog lady, a dog fan, in fact once a man in a pub in Perth called her a dog bitch. Despite growing up with a fear of dogs, and having an allergy to dogs, Mel, has made the illogical decision to work as a casual dog walker around Brisbane, there’s nothing a 70 pack of Telfast and a puffer can’t fix, right? Come, sit and stay for an hour of dog yarns with one of Australia’s favourite comedians. Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. Get your tickets from brisbanecomedyfestival.com
ANGUS GORDON – STAN UP Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, living with one’s passions amounts to living with one’s suffering. When a man has learned how to remain alone with his suffering, how to overcome his longing to flee, then he has little left to learn. A hilarious balance of whimsy and social critique from the winner of Best Newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017. Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. You can get your tickets now from brisbanecomedyfestival.com
THE STEVENSON EXPERIENCE – SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, after sellout seasons at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Stevenson Experience debut in Brisbane with an hour of musical comedy from Australia’s favourite bickering identical twins. Settle in for hilarious songs that have seen them compared to Flight of The Conchords and Tim Minchin. Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. Tickets at brisbanecomedyfestival.com
CAMERON JAMES – CHILLED OUT/FIRED UP Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Cam presents a killer hour of pure stand-up about life’s most annoying everyday challenges and the good and evil voices that guide us through them. Plus there’ll be one joke about a panda bear that’s pretty cute and maybe an impression of a kid playing recorder (if he can be bothered learning it). Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. Tickets from brisbanecomedyfestival.com
DAMIEN POWER – VIOLENT CHAOS ANYONE? Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Brisbane’s Damien Power is on an unprecedented hot streak with three nominations in a row for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Damien’s assured style and material that swerves from the everyday to the philosophical has everyone talking, thinking and laughing. He is not to be missed! Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. Tickets from brisbanecomedyfestival.com
JOE SHAFFER – HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, SQUID Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Here’s Looking at You, Squid is a show all about animals, but also love and regrets. But mostly animals. Did you know that penguins mate for life? Did you know that a manatee is neither a man nor a tee? Most animals are great, but swoop birds are the worst. Fun and interesting facts about animals mixed with witty social commentary that reminds us all that we are really just animals in clothes. Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. Purchase tickets from brisbanecomedyfestival.com
LUKE HEGGIE – TIPRAT Brisbane Powerhouse: Part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival, the winner of the Comic’s Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 and winner of the Weekly Comedy Award, Adelaide Fringe 2017, brings his set to Qld. Shows run from tonight until Sunday, March 4. Grab your tickets now from brisbanecomedyfestival.com
VOICE & CONGAS Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
DUELLING GRAND PIANOS De Vito Waterfront: Pianist, vocalist and flautist George Ferguson takes on bluesy keys master Glen Thomas. Starts at 6pm. Free.
DJ FREDDY FLYFINGAZ Miami Marketta: Resident DJ Freddy Flyfingaz brings the sweet tunes for your Wednesday night feast. Starts at 5pm. Free.
Luke Heggie is sure to provide plenty of laughs as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Catch kooky twins The Stevenson Experience at the Brisbane Powerhouse from tonight.
Gifted songstress Thando will play at NightQuarter tomorrow.
Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart will showcase songs from his second solo album at NightQuarter on Saturday.