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 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Javeenbah Theatre: Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Starts tomorrow. Book online at javeenbah.org.au or else call 5596 0300. HEATH FRANKLIN’S CHOPPER — BOGAN JESUS HOTA: In the beginning, God created the moustache … and it was good. Then he took the next six days off, because once you’ve nailed it, treat yourself to a liedown. The world has had religion ever since God was in nappies, and what have we got to show for it: wars, terrorist attacks, and Christian rock. It’s time religion took a hard look at itself, so Chopper is starting his own one, in his own image, and giving hell to the almighty. There’s a new ‘mo-ssiah’ for a new age and he’s holier than Oscar Pistorius’ bathroom door. Thou shalt harden up and become a Chopostle! So gather round, and be healed by Bogan Jesus. On Saturday, starts 7.30pm. Tickets $34 — $38 from hota.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.
UNACCEPTABLE, FILTHY MINDS, THE AUNTIES, CHEEKY VELVET Currumbin Pub: Unacceptable is a newly formed “cheesy crust rock” band formed in the Gold Coast, performing original tracks from their debut EP, which is a work in progress. They’ll be supported by indie pop-rock group Filthy Minds, heavy rockers The Aunties and pop songstress Cheeky Velvet. Starts at 8pm. Entry $10. CHRIS HUTCHISON Cabana Bar and Lounge, Southport Sharks: Chris Hutchison will bring his beloved guitar and decade of experience to Friday Night Acoustics. Having supported a wide range of amazing artists such as Guy Sebastian, Thirsty Merc and Shannon Noll, Chris knows how to entertain. Starts at 5pm. Free entry. FRIDAY FAVOURITES De Vito Waterfront: With the singing chef David De Vito on piano, guitar, vocals and “mayhem” and Glen Thomas on piano, vocals and trumpet. Starts at 6pm. Bookings recommended. ADAM ECKERSLEY & BROOKE MCCLYMONT Lonestar Tavern: Country artists and husband and wife duo, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont celebrate their debut album Adam & Brooke charting No. 1 on the ARIA country chart and Top 20 on the ARIA all-genre chart. See them live on their Highway Sky tour. Doors open 8pm. Tickets $34.70 from Oztix or on the door if not sold out. HOLI — FESTIVAL OF COLOUR NightQuarter: Bring your senses alive with the colours, flavours and sounds of India’s famous Holi. Enjoy a night filled with live Bollywood music, roving dancers and a live fire show as you sit back and enjoy traditional Indian food. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. STEPHEN WARD Burleigh Brewing Co: Groovy tunes to wind down your work week from 4.30pm. Free entry. THE ONDRE DAVIS EXPERIENCE Miami Marketta: Hear the musical stylings of Ondre Davis, a fresh and vibrant talent well known around the Gold Coast. Supported by Amy Roberts. Doors open 4pm. Free entry. OLD SKOOL Currumbin RSL: Classics from the 1970s to today with a setlist designed to bring out the air guitarist in us all. Think Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Eagles, ACDC, Midnight Oil and more. From 7pm. Free entry. ANDREW STRONG PERFORMS THE COMMITMENTS Twin Towns: Irish performer Andrew Strong returns to Australia to play The Commitments classic soundtrack in full. Get ready for the film’s hits Mustang Sally, Try A Little Tenderness, Chain of Fools, Take Me To The River, In the Midnight Hour and more. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tickets $80. DOUBLE OR NOTHING Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Dynamic duo playing from 7.30pm. Free entry. MATTY BREENS NightQuarter: Expect the brightest and most beautiful tunes from talented singersongwriter Matty Breens. Live in The Backyard from 6.45pm. Entry $3. BREANNA FIELDING The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: The accomplished singer taking influence from Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse plays live and acoustic from 5pm. Free entry. JASON DELPHIN Watermark Hotel and Spa Gold Coast: Triple J regular plays blues, soul, jazz, folk and punk rock from 6.30pm. Free entry.
AUGUSTA EP LAUNCH Currumbin Pub: The Gold Coast five-piece are ready to unleash their EP with a powerful live performance, combining their riff-heavy rhythm sections with wailing vocal arrangements to provide a killer show for all. Supported by Aussie inspired blues rock band Port Royal, indie pop rockers Stingin’ Rogers and rock psychedelic group The