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. Starts tomorrow. Book online at javeenbah.org.au or else call 5596 0300. DIAMONDS AFTER DARK HOTA: Embark on a journey to enchanted and dazzling places, where your fantasies and dreams come to life after dark. Starring the vocals of Nicole Skye, recording artist and international musical theatre star, Troy Woodcroft fresh from Broadway NYC, as well as a cast of Queensland’s leading professional singers, dancers and aerial artists who have graced stages around the globe. From Paris to Macau, London and more, this dynamic cast will dazzle you with their incredible talent as they electrify the stage. Are you ready to escape? Witness spectacular showgirls and magical worlds that sparkle and come to life at night, to gypsies, jewels and travelling shows. Shows tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets $40 — $58 available from hota.com.au
ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry. MOJO BURNING 2018 Parkwood Tavern: For the fifth year running, Mojo Burning have put together a band competition for acts to gain a potential spot at the coveted Mojo Burning event, April 14. Bands are judged on performance and on crowd token vote. Tonight’s acts include Die For Mushies, Couching Tiger, Moustache on Fire, Boing Boing Band and Jax Haze. Doors open 8pm. Free entry. CMC MUSIC AWARDS The Star Gold Coast: The 2018 CMC Music Awards are back and are the hottest ticket for Australia’s country music fans! Get up-close and personal to your favourite local and international country music stars live on stage at the 2018 CMC Music Awards on the Gold Coast, hosted by The McClymonts. Doors open 6.45pm. Tickets $99. 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.
MATTY ROGERS Burleigh Brewing: A unique blend of blues, folk, and rock paired with husky vocals and percussive guitar. Doors open 4.30pm. Free entry. ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS Miami Marketta: Upbeat bluegrass tunes with a crazy backstory, performed by Rabbit Robinson on fiddle, Chris Brooker on mandolin, Chris Eaton on guitar, Francois de Klerk on drums and Chris Willoughby on bass. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. FLANGIPANIS ALBUM LAUNCH Miami Shark Bar: The fourpiece pop-punk group release their new album Always the Bridesmaid and are celebrating its release at Shark Bar. Supported by Goon on the Rocks, Up the Anti, Fake News and Antechinus. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10. 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. RUSSELL DAVEY DUO Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Russell’s solo song list ranges from jazz standards to contemporary hits. Starts at 7.30pm. 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. THE CHURCH — MAN WOMAN LIFE DEATH INFINITY TOUR Parkwood Tavern: The ARIA Hall of Fame band’s 26th album is their second with the rejuvenated line-up – Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug – and is released today worldwide. Doors open 8pm. Tickets $44.90. GOOD WILL REMEDY, NIGHTQUARTER SPECTACULAR, MAGNETIC FORCE NightQuarter: Live in the Paddock is the southern American stylings of Good Will Remedy, along with the regular acrobatics and fire show of the NightQuarter Spectacular, plus Magnetic Force in the Backyard. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. NUDIST BLOG, THE CHEAPSKATES, BOING BOING BAND, TOBI ORLANDO Currumbin Pub: GT Music, Vitality Records and Currumbin Pub presents VR Sessions #002 with Nudist Blog, The Cheapskates, Boing Boing Band and Tobi Orlando. Get down for a full night of local talent and original tunes from 8pm. Tickets $10 on the door. DEVIL’S KIOSK Southport Sharks: A fusion of earthy, blues sounds from the ’40s and ’50s, and soulful feels of the ’60s and ’70s. Show starts 8.30pm. 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. THE DROP Ebenezer Park, Tweed Heads: Australia’s newest touring festival, The Drop, kicks off this weekend in Tweed Heads alongside the Roxy Pro World Surf League competition. The