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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 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. Last show Satur­day. Book on­line at javeen­bah.org.au or else call 5596 0300.

TO­DAY

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.

TO­MOR­ROW

PHIL & TILLEY Burleigh Brew­ing Co: A blend of al­ter­na­tive acous­tic/folk mu­sic, with in­flu­ences from artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper and John Mar­tyn. Doors open 4.30pm. Free en­try. THE A TEAM Cur­rumbin RSL: Raff De and The A Team play mu­sic all the way back from the ’50s to cur­rent hits and ev­ery­thing in between. They bring their own flare and per­son­al­ity to each song making it fresh for you. Starts at 7pm. Free en­try. THE VAUDE­VILLE SMASH Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Made up of three broth­ers and two mates, no other Aus­tralian band sounds like ’em. An ex­plo­sion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a Vaude­ville Smash gig. Hail­ing from Mel­bourne, they de­scribe their mu­sic as a con­tem­po­rary re­work­ing of the early ’80s funk/ boo­gie scene. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try. RILEY PEARCE AND BRADLEY STONE NightQuar­ter: Perth-based Riley Pearce em­bod­ies well­crafted songs that ex­press a jour­ney of self-discovery and heart­felt truth not of­ten rep­re­sented. Shar­ing the Pad­dock stage is 19-year-old Bradley Stone, whose orig­i­nal song Lover topped the Triple J Un­earthed charts for two months and vo­cals ap­peared on rap­per Drapht’s ARIA award-win­ning al­bum. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3. BACK TO BACK Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: A fun an en­er­getic duo who will get you groov­ing for the weekend. Starts at 7.30pm. Free en­try. BOB MAR­LEY TRIB­UTE: RASTA LOVE FRI­DAY Mi­ami Shark Bar: Bring the good vibes and the good spirit for one more edi­tion of Rasta Love with Haya­mind Band play­ing Bob Mar­ley tunes all night long. 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. THE FERAMONES South­port Sharks: The North­ern Rivers’ very own “su­per­group”. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. FAT PIC­NIC Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Soul, reg­gae and hip hop, served up on a base of funky fresh grooves sup­ported by Sean Fitzger­ald’s East Of Eden. Doors open 4pm. Free. JOHN WAITE: WOODEN HEART AUS­TRALIAN TOUR Twin Towns: English singer- song­writer John Waite’s first Aus­tralian tour. John will be per­form­ing his cat­a­logue of hits from his 40-year career as a solo artist, with The Babys and Bad English, and pre­sented in an elec­tric-acous­tic for­mat with his band. Starts at 8pm. Tick­ets $69. GE­ORGE FER­GU­SON Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: An ex­pe­ri­enced mu­si­cal all­rounder who au­di­ences say pro­vides a su­perb per­for­mance and en­ter­tain­ment ex­pe­ri­ence. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try. BLIGH, MICCY, DAWN OF DUSK, LUIS JAMES Cur­rumbin Pub: Bligh play their first gig of the year af­ter re­leas­ing new sin­gle Gotta Get, fea­tur­ing their coastal, al­ter­na­tive sound and pop hooks. Also play­ing is acous­tic R & B artist Miccy, vagabond rock­ers Dawn of Dusk and folk, blues acous­tic singer­song­writer Luis James. Doors open 8pm. En­try $10. HUSSY HICKS Sound­lounge: Al­most 10 years af­ter the re­lease of their de­but al­bum, Hussy Hicks are back with their fifth full-length of­fer­ing, On the Bound­aries. A de­par­ture from their trade­mark live record­ings, this al­bum sees the Hussy Hicks experiment with their sound and pro­duc­tion to cre­ate some­thing fa­mil­iar yet fresh. The re­sults are noth­ing short of stun­ning. Sup­ported by The Broth­ers Calling. Doors open 7.30pm Tick­ets $18 on­line or $28 on the door un­less sold out. SI­MON MEOLA Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa Surfers Par­adise: Acous­tic per­former play­ing clas­sics from the ’60s to now, with a ded­i­ca­tion to keep­ing good mu­sic alive. Show at 6.30pm. Free en­try. ELEEA NAVARRO Ca­bana Bar: This tal­ented GC songstress will play acous­tic cov­ers from 5pm in the South­port Sharks lounge. Free.

SATUR­DAY

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. 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.

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