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 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, High Country Legends. Tickets from $69.99. Bookings essential. Go to outbackspectacular.com.au or call 133 386. DRAGALICIOUS The Avenue Surfers Paradise: These queens are setting the stage for an electric night of glam and glitter with new addition, Dragalicious. The Avenue has joined forces with two of Queensland’s most incredibly talented and glamorous drag queens. The self-proclaimed ‘Three-Legged Beauty’ Natasha St James and ‘The Gender Bender’ Terry Daktyl, who are no strangers to The Avenue stage, will be serving up a blend of glitz and glam, risqué comedy numbers, captivating costumes and high-energy performances that will illuminate and delight their audience. Every Thursday 7pm. Tickets are $25. URZILA CARLSON — STUDIES HAVE SHOWN HOTA: Every time you hear, “studies have shown” you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous! Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares? How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow, or those weird thin white hairs you occasionally find attached to your face. Let’s get some research done on what happens to your blood pressure when your kid keeps getting out of bed when you’ve tucked them in 20 times already. Urzila is one of the country’s most soughtafter comedians right now, check her out. Show Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets $44.90 concession or $49.90 general available from hota.com.au COOLY ROCKS ON Various: Coolangatta’s premier ’50s and ’60s rockabilly and swing festival is on again, running from now to Sunday afternoon and to say the line-up is packed is an understatement. With over 13 stages of entertainment and hundreds of acts, make sure you take the time to head down and spend a day with the family. Get involved or catch the drawcard acts including Miss Rockabilly, the street parade, car shows, poodles and pugs parade, vintage van and clipper buses, buskers, tribute shows including Johnny O’Keefe and Buddy Holly and more – all free. Get down and support one of the Gold Coast’s most beloved festivals. See coolyrockson.com for the full program. HEATHERS – THE MUSICAL Spotlight Theatrical Company: Based on the cult classic, Heathers – The Musical is infused with an ’80s pop score that takes a look into the highs and lows of high school and its sometimes deadly consequences. Directed and choreographed by award winning Jamie Watt, Heathers – The Musical is guaranteed to have you waving your scrunchies and rocking those iconic shoulder pads. Call 5539 4255 to book.
BELLADIVA HOTA: Belladiva are Australia’s premiere pop opera quartet, performing gorgeous interpretations of everything from beloved arias to The Beatles. They’ve played to more than 100,000 people nationwide. Don’t miss your chance to see Belladiva. Starts at 11am. Tickets $29.50 available from hota.com.au A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Waterfront: Italian duets and classic showstoppers with big vocals from David De Vito and soprano Alana Scott. Starts at 6pm. Bookings recommended. TAKE YOUR PICK — MORNING MELODIES Currumbin RSL: Four dynamic performers join forces in this brilliant line-up playing every genre of music be it a waltz, a boot scoot, rock ‘n’ roll right through to Motown, reggae or Bruno Mars. Starts at 10.30am. Free entry. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry.
COASTAL LIGHTS Currumbin Pub: Five-piece indie rockers Coastal Lights are back with a new EP to showcase. Supported by catchy music makers Cheeki, pop rock group Filthy Minds and funk artist Loki Liddle. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10. SEED LAUNCH NIGHT NightQuarter: Powered by the Popular Music program at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, SEED is an emerging artist agency based on the Gold Coast. Every year Griffith organises nearly 100 performances at high-profile events and festivals, releases a compilation album, organises music videos and photoshoots, arranges networking opportunities and delivers quality industry insight for the artists. This year the launch is at NightQuarter featuring Emily Jane, Kaitlyn Martin, Mind & Matches and Phoebe Sinclair. Also happening is the
Comedian Urzila Carlson will perform at HOTA on Saturday.