$40, visit hota.com.au AN EVENING WITH JOHNATHAN THURSTON The Star: An intimate evening with one of Australia’s most enduring and talented sportsmen. Johnathan Thurston will offer an insight into his childhood, culture and career as he explores his past as one of the country’s most influential rugby league players. Presented Saturday. Tickets $49.90, visit star.com.au or call 5592 8100. NINE PINTS Dracula’s, Broadbeach: Seductive and refined, Nine Pints is the new show hitting Dracula’s. A “Vegas after dark” style cabaret show with side-splitting humour and surprising intimacy. A brandnew cast and new technology including amazing pyrotechnics means fresh blood is pulsing through the veins of the longstanding venue. Show packages start at $59. Visit draculas.com.au RETURN OF HIGH COUNTRY LEGENDS Outback Spectacular: A legend is born with the introduction of a stunning new show presented by Ringers Western. Witness the bravery, beauty and courage of the greatest Australian stories never told. Tickets from $69.99. Bookings essential. Go to outbackspectacular.com.au or call 133 386. DRAGALICIOUS The Avenue Surfers Paradise: The Avenue has joined forces with two of Queensland’s most talented drag queens. Natasha St James and Terry Daktyl will be serving up a blend of risqué comedy numbers, captivating costumes and high energy performances. On every Thursday 7pm. Tickets $25.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA Twin Towns: Five talented musicians pay tribute to Australian music. Hear cover tracks from Jimmy Barnes, The Angels, Jon Stevens and many more. Free show, from 7pm. THE RUBENS Miami Marketta: Australian blues rock outfit The Rubens play tonight at Miami Marketta as part of their Lo La Ru album tour. Hear hits Million Man, Triple J Hottest 100 chart topping song Hoops, My Gun and Lay It Down, as well as new single Never Ever, with a special duet appearance from Brisbane indie pop artist RIVAH. Doors open 6pm, tickets $56.10. Visit miamimarketta.com
THE FERGIES NightQuarter: Toe-tapping folk and rock music band performed by five siblings. Featuring fivepart harmonies with infectious tambourine-shaking, guitar-
Catch New Zealand legend Sir John Rowles as part of The Show Stopperz at Twin Towns on Saturday night.