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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

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.

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