ALEX WILLIAMSON: SO WRONG IT’S RIGHT HOTA: YouTube sensation Alex ‘Shooter’ Williamson is on tour with more of his loosest Australian bloke antics. Expect crude, twisted humour throughout this one hour of entertainment. Tonight from 7.30pm, Paradise Showroom, tickets from $29.90. BIG SHORTS: A SHORT PLAYS FESTIVAL HOTA: A collection of realistic plays from Australian, English and American playwrights. Presented by Goat Track Theatre’s Fast Track Ensembles over two nights – tonight and tomorrow. Tickets from $23.70. Phone 5588 4000. 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. DANCERS FIGHT CANCER HOTA: Queensland dance companies come together to raise money for cancer research. Presented by Equal Entertainment, dancers will put on an evening of moving and shaking for the Cancer Council. Show on July 2, 7.30pm. Tickets $35. Phone 5588 4000.
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Waterfront: A night at the Opera featuring David De Vito and Alana Scott. Expect big vocals, famous arias, and Italian duets from the skilled soprano singers. Free. From 6pm. VIRTUOSITY Twin Towns: Cover band Virtuosity perform the top hits of rock and roll, R & B, pop and disco. The five-piece are a highly sought-after band in Queensland. 7.30pm. Free entry. THE BENNIES Miami Shark Bar: Catch skapunk-psychedelic party machines The Bennies as they tour their Natural Born Chillers album throughout Australia. High energy and super sonic. Doors 7pm. Tickets $29.60.
KENNY SLIDE Burleigh Brewing Co: Inspired by ‘Gold Coast summer’, Kenny plays originals and covers with a slide guitar and stomp box. Upbeat and acoustic. From 3pm. Free entry. THE STOWAWAYS Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: The Stowaways play a range of original and covers from pop, jazz, reggae, indie and rock and roll. Free show. From 6pm. FRIDAY FAVOURITES De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito, Stef Lazaro and Tarscha De Vito sing big, dance wild and make music. Free, from 6pm until late. LLOYD SPIEGEL Soundlounge: Australian melody master and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire who plays traditional and self-penned blues. Join one of the country’s leading blues artists in a night of relaxation and fun. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are $25. ROLLING STONES EXPERIENCE Parkwood Tavern: This act have been crafting their art of The Rolling Stones for over ten years and are known as being the closest you can get to the real thing. Show starts at 8pm. Free entry. RAKU Robina Town Centre: Enjoy smooth tunes from Raku One O’Gaia when he takes the stage. Raku is easily distinguished by his brand of bluesy-folk, and you can catch his feel-good vibes at The Promenade. Show starts at 5pm. Free event. JAN PRESTON’S WONDERFUL WINNIE HOTA: This show brings together piano, visuals and narration with Jan’s strong voice to commemorate the life of honky-tonk piano great Winifred Atwell. You’ll hear classics like Black and White Rag, Big Ben Boogie and the Bumble Boogie. Tickets from $18, showing tomorrow night. ULTRAVIOLET, HONEYGUM, SOUND SAVANNAH, ECHOWAVE Currumbin Pub: An electric show from Ultraviolet, Honeygum, Sound Savannah and Echowave. Futuristic, loud and live. $10 entry. Doors open 8pm. THE SUGARSHAKERS Miami Marketta: With their own high energy brand of music, the Sugar Shakers represent the styles and sounds from the late ’40s to ’60s. Show starts at 5pm. Free entry. BLONDE CHOCOLATE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Blonde Chocolate are a jazz, swing, R & B and pop cover band. Expect songs from Michael Buble, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Abba, Van Morrison and more. Free. From 7.30pm. KASEY CHAMBERS Twin Towns: Join Kasey Chambers by the “Campfire” for a musical journey. The intimate acoustic experience presents songs new and old that have shaped Kasey’s life travelling through Australia, America and Africa. Show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are $50. NICKY CONVINE Currumbin RSL: Fronting bands from a young age, this country girl is one of Queensland’s busiest acts. She plays stirring, catchy original songs. Show starts at 5pm. Free entry. THE PRESETS, ROLAND TINGS, ELSKA , MARSHALL OKELL NightQuarter: The relentless party starters The Presets are on a national tour with special guest Roland Tings for their new album Hi Viz. It’s been a decade since the duo first released anthems like My People, Talk Like That and This Boy’s In Love. Doors open at 4pm. Tickets are $61.10. Marshall Okell plays modern Australian blues and roots music. His new album is raw and honest. Show