MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: This very popular duo are back again to give another sizzling performance in the courtyard. Starts at 2pm. Free entry.
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Singer and guitarist Paul plays hits from Neil Diamond to top-40 songs. Starts at 2pm. Free entry.
Cabana Bar: This talented GC songstress will play acoustic covers from 12.30pm in the Southport Sharks lounge. Free.
Southport Sharks: Songs for a kids’ disco, followed by acoustic soup. Starts at 5pm. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: Olwen Williams on sassy jazz vocals and Kevin Briggs on groovy guitar. Starts at 6.30pm. Bookings recommended.
Southport Sharks: Pianoman plays smooth covers. Show at 6pm. Free entry.
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 Frazer Goodman. Starts at 6pm. Free.
Arnhem Land rapper Baker Boy will perform at NightQuarter tomorrow.
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.