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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 NAKED MA­GI­CIANS – SLEEVES UP, PANTS DOWN

Twin Towns: Seen on Lon­don’s West End, in 200-plus cities around the world, and by more than 50 mil­lion on TV, The Naked Ma­gi­cians is un­doubt­edly the world’s fun­ni­est and naugh­ti­est magic show. The show fea­tures magic, mirth and more than a touch of may­hem as these two hot and hi­lar­i­ous Aussie ma­gi­cians say abra­cadabra and take magic to a whole new level. This bois­ter­ous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promis­ing full-frontal il­lu­sions. Left with­out sleeves or pock­ets, their saucy magic is baf­fling and en­ter­tain­ing, bring­ing a new mean­ing to “now you see it”. Show is to­mor­row night at 8.30pm. Tick­ets are $50 or $75 VIP which in­cludes a meet and greet.

FES­TI­VAL 2018

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions: There are hun­dreds of mu­si­cal, the­atri­cal and cul­tural per­for­mances hap­pen­ing all over the Gold Coast as part of the Com­mon­wealth Games artis­tic pro­gram. A few events are listed be­low, but be sure to check out the whole pro­gram at gc2018.com/fes­ti­val

HURIHURI | MOVE­MENT OF THE HU­MAN

Round­about Stage, Broad­beach: The whirling, revo­lu­tion of mo­tion trans­forms into a breath­tak­ing aerial duet star­ring award-win­ning in­te­grated artist Rod­ney Bell. This is the wheel­chair as you’ve never seen it, re­pur­posed as an in­stru­ment, a sculp­tural el­e­ment and an in­spi­ra­tion for hip hop. Hurihuri is di­rected by Malia John­ston, with live mu­sic by Tom Scrase. Shows to­day un­til Sun­day, var­i­ous times. Free.

YES, WE DANCE FROM EV­ERY­BODY NOW!

Round­about Stage, Broad­beach: Ten ev­ery­day Gold Coast­ers, each with ex­tra­or­di­nary ways of ex­press­ing them­selves through dance, are matched with two chore­og­ra­phers and an en­sem­ble of hun­dreds of com­mu­nity dancers. Shows to­day un­til Satur­day, 6pm. Free event.

BLOCK | NOFIT STATE CIR­CUS & MO­TION­HOUSE

Round­about Stage, Broad­beach: BLOCK is a pow­er­ful fu­sion of dance and cir­cus that pushes the lim­its of both art forms. With its dar­ing phys­i­cal­ity, split-sec­ond tim­ing and thrilling feats, BLOCK leaves au­di­ences gasp­ing. Shows to­day un­til Sun­day, var­i­ous times. Free.

JUMP­ING POINT | SPAGHETTI CIR­CUS, CIR­CUS ARTS AUS­TRALIA & CIRCA ZOO

Round­about Stage, Broad­beach: Dis­cover the next gen­er­a­tion of ris­ing cir­cus stars in this ex­cit­ing new show burst­ing at the seams with ac­ro­bat­ics, aeri­als and awe in Jump­ing Point. In­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed co­me­dian and con­tor­tion­ist Cap­tain Frodo di­rects an en­chant­ing es­capade into the realm of magic, il­lu­sion and won­der. Shows to­day un­til Sun­day. Free event.

GI­ANT SING ALONG

Round­about Stage, Broad­beach: You’re in­vited to come to­gether and sing your heart out – karaoke style – with a field of mi­cro­phones on the beach. Gi­ant Sing Along is just that, an open op­por­tu­nity to sing along with your com­mu­nity. A huge screen will fea­ture the words of your favourite songs, as voted by the peo­ple of the Gold Coast, and auto-tune will make sure you sound and feel good. Shows to­day un­til Sun­day, 1pm. Free event.

TO­DAY

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Big vo­cals and fa­mous arias from David De Vito, along with world renowned so­prano Alana Scott. From 6pm. Book­ings rec­om­mended.

THE JUN­GLE GI­ANTS

Queens­land Mu­sic Stage, Surf Pa­rade, Broad­beach: Take in the up­beat in­die jams of Bris­bane four-piece The Jun­gle Gi­ants, sup­ported by The Creases and El­iza and The Delu­sion­als. Starts at 7pm. Free event.

ZOOKEEP­ERS

South­port Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try.

THE SPIRIT OF CHURAKAI

Main Stage, Surfers Paradise: An epic mu­sic pro­duc­tion in­spired by the story of Chu­raki; an Abo­rig­i­nal man her­alded as the Gold Coast’s first surf life­saver. Chu­raki, a Good­jing­burra man, per­formed the first doc­u­mented act of life­sav­ing on the Gold Coast in 1911. This was one of many dar­ing res­cues he car­ried out in the early 1900s as the surf bathing craze took hold. Starts at 7pm. Free.

JAZZ, SHI­RAZ AND SWING NightQuar­ter: It’s a jazzy night at NightQuar­ter Fes­ti­val 2018, as all-fe­male pow­er­house trio The Kitty Kats are joined by a 10piece jazz band to bring you a sassy mix of cabaret, swing, blues and jazz. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

TO­MOR­ROW

WOOTTON MA­JOR

Cur­rumbin Pub: The lush and smooth in­stru­men­tal lay­ers of folk rock­ers Wootton Ma­jor re­turn to the live mu­sic scene, sup­ported by Dreams Of Indigo, Alexander Wil­liam and La Cove. Starts at 8pm. En­try $10.

THE FERGIES

Mi­ami Mar­ketta: The Fergies are a homegrown out­fit with a catchy, orig­i­nal reper­toire ex­press­ing their folk, in­die, soul and rock in­flu­ences. Sup­ported by Scott Dal­ton. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try.

BAKER BOY AND EMILY WURRAMARA

NightQuar­ter: In Arnhem Land they call Triple J reg­u­lar Baker Boy the “fresh new prince”. He is the fresh­est new Yol­ngu hip-hop ta­lent from the Top End. Young, strong and proud, Baker Boy raps in Yol­ngu Matha lan­guage rep­re­sent­ing his Arnhem Land blood­lines. Emily Wurramara sings in both English and Anindilyakwa, the tra­di­tional lan­guage of her home on Groote Ey­landt, NT. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

BLACK FRI­DAY FAVOURITES

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Favourite tunes from then un­til now with David De Vito on pi­ano, gui­tar, vo­cals and “may­hem” and Glen Thomas on pi­ano, vo­cal and trum­pet. Starts at 6pm. Book­ings rec­om­mended.

BENNY HANNA

Ca­bana Bar and Lounge,

South­port Sharks: Benny Hanna will bring his soul­ful vo­cals, acous­tic gui­tar and loop pedal to keep the good vibes go­ing with a range of amazing cov­ers and orig­i­nals. Starts at 5.30pm. Free en­try.

LLOYD SANIEL

Wa­ter­mark Ho­tel & Spa

Surfers Paradise: With a voice that is adapt­able to any genre, Lloyd of­fers au­di­ences a de­light­ful night of funky pi­ano and mu­sic. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try.

PART­NERS IN CRIME

Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Put your danc­ing shoes on – this duo play cov­ers to get you shak­ing. Show from 7.30pm. Free en­try.

JAKE HOBBS

Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: A laid-back, soul­ful artist play­ing jazz, blues and pop on gui­tar and vo­cals. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try.

MONEY FOR NOTHIN – THE AUS­TRALIAN DIRE STRAITS EX­PE­RI­ENCE

South­port Sharks: For many peo­ple dur­ing the 1980s, Dire Straits were the quin­tes­sen­tial Bri­tish rock group, re­leas­ing some of the biggest hits that re­main em­bed­ded in mu­sic cul­ture to­day. Money For Nothin – The Aus­tralian Dire Straits Ex­pe­ri­ence recre­ate the hits ev­ery­one knows and loves. Starts at 8.30pm Free en­try.

SATUR­DAY

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.

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.

THE BEST OF THE BEE GEES

Twin Towns: Per­form­ing the mu­sic of the Bee Gees since 1998, The Best of the Bee Gees show has per­formed over 1000 shows to hun­dreds and thou­sands of ec­static and amazed pa­trons all over Aus­trala­sia. Play­ing all the hits in­clud­ing Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love, Tragedy, You Should be Danc­ing and more. Starts at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $39.

BULLHORN

NightQuar­ter: Dy­namic nuwave brass band Bullhorn take to the NightQuar­ter stage along with Horns of Leroy, Les Mou­tons and the reg­u­lar NightQuar­ter Spec­tac­u­lar. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.

LONE WOLF & CUB

Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Fa­ther and son duo with unique har­mony, play past and present hits from 6.30pm. Free en­try.

MISS T & THE AN­CHOR­MEN

South­port Sharks: En­joy the premier ’70s, ’80s and ’90s party band in Queens­land with Miss T. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

THE JAZZ KINGS

Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Get your fix of jazz, blues and easy lis­ten­ing with a se­lec­tion of the city’s finest mu­si­cians. Sup­ported by Sean Fitzger­ald’s East Of Eden. Doors open 4pm. 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.

SUN­DAY

SUN­DAY SES­SIONS

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Caleb Lafaitele grooves with David De Vito and Sana Fifi from noon, fol­lowed by Si­na­tra Sun­days with the leg­endary crooner Greg Aspel­ing and the Com­mon­wealth Games clos­ing ceremony live on the big screens. Free en­try.

WHO’S CHAR­LIE

Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: This very pop­u­lar duo are back again to give an­other siz­zling per­for­mance in the court­yard. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.

PAUL MULQUEEN

Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Singer and gui­tarist Paul plays hits from Neil Di­a­mond to top-40 songs. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.

ELEEA NAVARRO

Ca­bana Bar: This tal­ented GC songstress will play acous­tic cov­ers from 12.30pm in the South­port Sharks lounge. Free.

LOL CREW

South­port Sharks: Songs for a kids’ disco, fol­lowed by acous­tic soup. Starts at 5pm. Free en­try.

MON­DAY

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.

TUES­DAY

VOICE & CONGAS

South­port Sharks: Latin pop, reg­gae­ton and sal­saton. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

WED­NES­DAY

DU­ELLING GRAND PIANOS

De Vito Wa­ter­front: Pi­anist, vo­cal­ist and flautist Ge­orge Fer­gu­son takes on bluesy keys mas­ter Frazer Good­man. Starts at 6pm. Free.

Arnhem Land rap­per Baker Boy will per­form at NightQuar­ter to­mor­row.

Pic­ture: ART-WORK AGENCY

Catch Yes, We Dance at Broad­beach’s Round­about Stage un­til Satur­day.

Take in the up­beat in­die jams of Bris­bane four-piece The Jun­gle Gi­ants at the Queens­land Mu­sic Stage in Broad­beach tonight.

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