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SOL/STO­RIES IN THE DARK HOTA: Con­tem­po­rary artist Lau­rie An­der­son be­gins her sea­son at HOTA with two cap­ti­vat­ing in­stal­la­tions. Ex­per­i­men­tal mul­ti­me­dia shows Sto­ries in the Dark and Lan­guage of the Fu­ture ex­plore mu­sic, sound and sto­ries from the dark­ness, and the con­cept of how hu­mans re­act to in­for­ma­tion bom­bard­ing us ev­ery day. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tick­ets from $27. Go to hota.com.au SONGS FROM THE BARDO HOTA: Take in a col­lab­o­ra­tion of Lau­rie An­der­son and singer Ten­zin Cho­e­gyal in Songs from the Bardo as they in­ter­pret an an­cient Ti­betan text look­ing at death and rein­car­na­tion. An­der­son and Cho­e­gyal in­ves­ti­gate the el­e­ments of sky, water, earth and fire. Satur­day at 4.30pm. Free event. CON­CERT FOR DOGS HOTA: Your best friend is wel­come to en­joy the Con­cert for Dogs, a col­lec­tion of melodies, fre­quen­cies and riffs cre­ated to en­ter­tain dogs and their own­ers. Fol­lowed by an out­door screen­ing of Heart of a Dog, ex­am­in­ing themes of love, life and death. Sun­day 9am. Free. 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.


MISS T AND THE ANCHORMEN Twin Towns: The six-piece play rock and pop mu­sic with the in­ten­tion of hav­ing crowds danc­ing. New ad­di­tion Miss T to the Anchormen has cre­ated a new sound with soul­ful vo­cals and har­monies. Time 7.30pm. Free en­try. 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. ZOOKEEPERS South­port Sharks: Mod­ern jive live from 8.30pm. Free en­try.


THE FUNKNWAGNELLS Twin Towns: Cor­po­rate band play­ing smooth jazz, funk and fu­sion, cul­mi­nat­ing in dance hits to have the room groov­ing. Time 4.30pm. Free. Fol­lowed by Miss T and the Anchormen. 9pm. Free. BURGER JOINT Burleigh Brew­ing Co: Tunes to fin­ish your work week and get you in the week­end mood. Starts at 5pm. Free en­try. FRI­DAY FAVOURITES De Vito Water­front: Favourite tunes from then un­til now with David De Vito on pi­ano, gui­tar, vo­cals and “may­hem”, Tarscha De Vito on vo­cals and Stef Lazaro on big vo­cals. Starts at 6pm. Book­ings rec­om­mended. MCKEN­ZIE South­port Sharks: The fourpiece group from South Aus­tralia bring high en­ergy and in­ten­sity to their shows, per­form­ing a wide range of cov­ers from the ’50s un­til now. Starts at 8.30pm. Free. KRISTIE LEA Cur­rumbin RSL: Gold Coast mu­si­cian uses her strong vo­cals and loop and ef­fects pedal for chilled tunes on the Deck. From 5pm. Free. GE­ORGE FER­GU­SON Ra­mada Ho­tel Hope Har­bour: With 30 years of en­ter­tain­ing un­der his belt, Ge­orge knows how to get a crowd on their feet. Starts at 6pm. Free en­try. BEARFOOT Mi­ami Mar­ketta: Reg­gae funk six-piece Bearfoot play orig­i­nal mu­sic with high-en­ergy riffs, horns and bass. Sin­gles Baby­lon and Im­po­lite re­ceived air­time on Triple J and com­mu­nity ra­dio, help­ing to pro­pel the band into the mu­sic-fes­ti­val cir­cuit. Sup­ported by Matthew Ar­mitage. Free. 5pm. 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 7.30pm. Free en­try. LIVE IN THE PAD­DOCK NightQuar­ter: Queens­land Con­ser­va­to­rium presents its third in­stal­ment of a five-week con­cert se­ries show­cas­ing emerg­ing tal­ent from the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Fea­tur­ing Kait­lyn Martin, Hazel Mei, Cadence and Athena Joy. Free. 6pm. El­ska plays live in the Tapas Street, fea­tur­ing un­con­ven­tional harp loop­ing creat­ing new age pop mu­sic. Free. From 6pm. Singer­song­writer Emily Breiger takes to the Tapas Street stage with her acous­tic in­die tunes. Free. 6pm. BONDI CIGARS Sound­lounge: A long­stand­ing four-piece with a strong com­mit­ment to play­ing gigs for more than 25 years. The band serves up orig­i­nal blues and R & B mu­sic to their new and re­turn­ing fans. Time 7.30pm, tick­ets $20.


JESSE MOR­RIS BAND Mi­ami Mar­ketta: By­ron Bay out­fit play orig­i­nal songs in­spired by roots, acous­tic and reg­gae vibes. Tour­ing ex­ten­sively, Jesse Mor­ris Band present pos­i­tive mu­sic for a va­ri­ety of age groups. 4pm. Free. THE PO­LAR BEARS Lon­es­tar Tav­ern: One of the Coast’s most rockin’ small live­mu­sic venues is back with a weekly per­for­mance from fourpiece group The Po­lar Bears. They play the best rock clas­sics from the ’80s and ’90s to to­day. Starts at 7.30pm. 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. FUNK N’ WAGNELLS South­port Sharks: This event band of­fer a range from so­phis­ti­cated jazz and fu­sion to clas­sic funk to high den­sity dance to en­sure you party the night away. Starts at 8.30pm. Free en­try. 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 5pm. Free en­try. BLUE SUEDE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Head along to rock the night away with clas­sic hit cov­ers from the ’50s through to the ’70s. Starts at 6.30pm. Free en­try. RICHARD CLAPTION Twin Towns: Leigh James loops with his stomp­box and gui­tar, while a sax­o­phon­ist, flautist, pi­anist, drum­mer and bassist join him on stage to cre­ate melodic blues mu­sic. Time 4.30pm. Free. Later at 8.30pm, Richard Clap­ton

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