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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 UP LATE The Arts Centre: Part of the Sideshow se­ries, the per­for­mance may be over, but the night is young. Take a chance on the un­ex­pected at Up Late. A heady and eclec­tic mix of mu­sic, bur­lesque, DJs, live per­for­mance and com­edy. You never know what (or who) you might dis­cover when you stay Up Late. Shows to­mor­row and Satur­day night at 8.30pm. Tick­ets $10, book at thearts­cen­tregc.com.au TREVOR ASH­LEY: DI­A­MONDS ARE FOR TREVOR The Arts Centre: A glam­orous gala evening cel­e­brat­ing Shirley Bassey with three-time Help­mann Award nom­i­nee Trevor Ash­ley and Cam­er­ata – Queens­land’s Cham­ber Orches­tra. Trevor tells the Shirley Bassey rags-to-riches story. Along with the se­quins, jew­els, big gowns and big­ger hair, ex­pect to hear Big Spender, Goldfin­ger, Never, Never, Never, This is My Life, His­tory Re­peat­ing and Di­a­monds are For­ever. Show at 7pm, Satur­day night. Tick­ets $38 – $65. See thearts­cen­tregc.com.au for tick­ets and in­for­ma­tion. LIT­TLE SHOP OF HOR­RORS Gold Coast Lit­tle Theatre: A lovesick hero, a blood­thirsty plant, a mouth-wa­ter­ing mu­si­cal. This is a hor­ror com­edy rock mu­si­cal which has gone on to be­come a cult clas­sic all over the world. Di­rected by Brady Watkins, GCLT’s lat­est in­stal­ment is daz­zlingly en­ter­tain­ing. See gclt.com.au or call 5532 2096. OB­SES­SION Javeen­bah Theatre Com­pany: When Lily and Tom in­herit an old house, they are over the moon about hav­ing a place to raise their baby when it is born. How­ever, as they set about restor­ing the di­lap­i­dated fam­ily home to its for­mer glory, they be­gin to won­der if the house was more of a curse than a gift. To book call 5596 0300 or go to javeen­bah.org.au MARY POP­PINS Bal­lina Play­ers: An adap­ta­tion of P.L. Travers’ Walt Dis­ney clas­sic. When the Banks fam­ily chil­dren are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleas­antly sur­prised by the ar­rival of the mag­i­cal Mary Pop­pins. Em­bark­ing on a se­ries of fan­tas­ti­cal ad­ven­tures, the sib­lings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny at­ti­tude to their pre­oc­cu­pied par­ents. New songs and ad­di­tional mu­sic and lyrics by Ge­orge Stiles and An­thony Drewe. Book on­line at bal­li­naplay­ers.com.au ALICE’S AD­VEN­TURES IN WON­DER­LAND Event Cine­mas Pa­cific Fair: Event and Vil­lage Cine­mas in part­ner­ship with Trafal­gar Re­leas­ing will ex­clu­sively screen Christo­pher Wheel­don’s ex­u­ber­ant Alice’s Ad­ven­tures in Won­der­land bal­let this Novem­ber as part of the Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cin­ema Sea­son. In­spired by the much-loved Lewis Car­roll book, Wheel­don’s Won­der­land fea­tures Alice get­ting swept off her feet by the Knave of Hearts, plus count­less strange crea­tures in­clud­ing a tap danc­ing Mad Hat­ter. Screen­ings Satur­day, Sun­day and Wed­nes­day. Tick­ets $18 con­ces­sion, $20 adults. Info at eventcin­e­mas.com.au/roh


KYLE LIONHART Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Af­ter play­ing sold-out head­line shows around the coun­try ear­lier this year, and then a 17-date Euro­pean tour with Xavier Rudd, Kyle Lionhart re­turns to Aus­tralia to show­case Eleven And Two, a col­lec­tion of per­sonal and heart­felt new tracks. His stripped back gui­tar and smooth vo­cals warm the soul. Starts at 7pm. Tick­ets $24 from Oztix. 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.


DANNY DYSON Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Soul tunes and catchy rhythms per­fect to ease you into the week­end. Starts at 4.30pm. Free. WONGO Else­where: Wongo is the sort of cat that makes cer­ti­fied house records, club jams, party starters … you know, the sort of stuff that gets the dance floor sweat­ing and shak­ing. Sup­ported by res­i­dent DJ Audun. Doors open 9pm. En­try $10+.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Ben Harper, Bob Mar­ley, Michael Franti and Xavier Rudd, The Lyri­cal’s unique blend of beat-box­ing meshed with folk gui­tar and so­cially con­scious lyrics has gained them a large fol­low­ing na­tion­wide. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try. THE KEITH UR­BAN EX­PE­RI­ENCE

South­port Sharks: Cover band plays all the Aussie coun­try boy’s

big­gest hits, in­clud­ing You Gonna Fly, The Fighter, You’ll Think of Me, Til Sum­mer Comes Around, Blue Isn’t Your Colour and more. Starts at 8.30pm. Free en­try.


De Vito Water­front: David De Vito and Jess Ro­bel perform favourite tunes from then un­til now. From 6pm. Free en­try. Book­ings rec­om­mended. 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. MICHAEL EOTVOS Ca­bana Bar and Lounge: Michael is a singer/guitarist with a wide and var­ied reper­toire span­ning across gen­er­a­tions of pop­u­lar mu­sic. His ac­com­plished use of a loop sta­tion is able to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of a full band, even though he is a solo artist. Show from 5pm. Free en­try. JOE PHILLIPS Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: Hope Is­land’s favourite solo

per­former is back for a night of stel­lar gypsy, Latino and rock gui­tar tunes. Starts at 6pm. Free. STOWAWAYS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Duo perform cov­ers and orig­i­nals from pop, coun­try and soul to funk, reg­gae, indie and 1950s rock and roll. From 7pm. Free. THE BAY COL­LEC­TIVE

NightQuar­ter: The Bay Col­lec­tive is a net­work of mu­si­cians of all gen­res based in By­ron Bay. Their aim is to work to­gether to con­trib­ute to the in­cred­i­bly rich and di­verse mu­sic scene By­ron and the North­ern Rivers is so well known for. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.


Cur­rumbin Pub: Self-de­scribed astro­naut rock­ers Lens perform their psych style live to show­case their new sin­gle The Nar­row

Path. Sup­ported by Blaire, Plateau and Napoleon Teardrop. Doors open 8pm. En­try $10.



Palazzo Ver­sace: Trained and ac­claimed mu­si­cian Cas­sidy Wil­son plays classy tunes on the baby grand pi­ano from noon un­til 4pm, fol­lowed by the Cas­sidy Wil­son Trio per­form­ing a range of clas­sics and mod­ern hits from 6.30pm-10.30pm. SPEC­TRUM Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Duo take au­di­ences on a mu­si­cal jour­ney from the ‘60s through to the lat­est top-40 hits. Show from 7.30pm. Free en­try.


Twin Towns: On the 40th an­niver­sary of the re­lease of The Saints’ clas­sic al­bum Stranded, found­ing mem­ber, guitarist and song­writer Ed Kuep­per will re­visit the ma­te­rial per­formed by that sem­i­nal band. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tick­ets $55 pre­sale or $60 on the door.


De Vito Water­front: David De Vito’s fa­mous big vo­cals are paired with the tal­ented Tarscha and in­stru­men­tal­ist Glen Thomas. From 6pm. Free en­try.


NightQuar­ter: Mex­i­can mari­achi mad­ness! Kallidad com­bine fla­menco, rock and mari­achi mu­sic into an in­stru­men­tal mix. To­gether with the band’s in­fa­mous Day of the Dead face paint, the re­sult is a live spec­ta­cle that has been draw­ing au­di­ences across Aus­tralia, Asia and Europe. Doors open 4pm. En­try $3.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: The Mel­bourne-based al­ter­na­tive soul group, who have worked with Ball­park Mu­sic’s Sam Cro­mack and in­ter­na­tional sen­sa­tion Nick Mur­phy (for­merly Chet Faker), bring their in­fec­tiously funky sounds to the Mar­ketta. Doors open 4pm. Free.


South­port Sharks: Ve­gas-style cover band belts out clas­sics from acts such as AC/DC along­side the lat­est hits from Pink and Bruno Mars. Starts at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

JAMES FOX HIG­GINS The Water­mark Ho­tel & Spa

Gold Coast: A per­former for over two decades, James brings a spe­cial touch to ev­ery song he per­forms. Starts 6.30pm. Free.



Palazzo Ver­sace: Ac­claimed mu­si­cian Cas­sidy Wil­son plays classy tunes on the baby grand pi­ano from noon un­til 4pm.


Ca­bana Bar: Acous­tic cov­ers at South­port Sharks. Free en­try. From 12.30pm.


De Vito Water­front: Vo­cal­ists Stef Lazaro and Caleb Lafaitele groove with David De Vito, fol­lowed by Si­na­tra Sun­days with leg­endary crooner Greg Aspel­ing. Free en­try.


Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Hyp­notic melodies and sooth­ing vo­cals for your Sun­day ses­sion from 3pm. Free en­try. CUBIBERTO Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: En­joy an early lunch then get your Span­ish flair ready for an af­ter­noon of su­perb Latin rhythms. Starts at 2pm. Free.


South­port Sharks: Pop­u­lar songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free en­try. LONE WOLF Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Crowd pleaser play­ing songs from Ed Sheeran to Elvis Pres­ley. Starts at 2pm. Free en­try.



South­port Sharks: Smooth cov­ers from the pi­ano man. From 6pm. Free en­try.


De Vito Water­front: Ol­wen Wil­liams on sassy jazz vo­cals and Kevin Briggs on groovy gui­tar (back from his in­ter­na­tional tour with Boney M). Starts at 6.30pm. Book­ings rec­om­mended.



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



Nobby’s Arc: South African MC Dusty Rich hosts a night of an­tics and laugh­ter fea­tur­ing a se­lec­tion of the best co­me­di­ans from Aus­tralia and around the world. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free.


Twin Towns: Star­ring Vov Dy­lan and Glenn Amer, come on a mu­si­cal jour­ney through over 100 years of songs from light clas­si­cal de­lights to the stan­dards of the Amer­i­can song­book, through to mu­si­cal theatre hits of re­cent years. Starts at 10.30am Qld time. Tick­ets $7 – $15.


Mi­ami Mar­ketta: DJ Freddy Fingaz brings the tunes for midweek tapas and cock­tails. Doors open 5pm. Free en­try.


De Vito Water­front: Ge­orge Fer­gu­son and David De Vito go head to head tin­kling the ivories. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try.

Trevor Ash­ley tells the Shirley Bassey story in Di­a­monds Are For Trevor at The Arts Centre.

Com­plete with Day of the Dead face paint, Kallidad will com­bine fla­menco, rock and mari­achi mu­sic at NightQuar­ter on Satur­day.

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