MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
SHOWS DELUXE DELUXE
HOTA: A glittering circus cabaret taking up residence at HOTA for the month of July. Created by the people behind BLANC de BLANC and Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour, it’s a double dose of cheeky talent. Tickets from $35. Go to hota.com.au for more info.
SHORT AND SWEET THEATRE
HOTA: Local artists perform a night of up to 10 plays or six cabaret acts in 10 minute slots or less. The shows are full of drama, and the audience votes for the best act to go through to the Gala Finals. Tickets from $25. Go to hota.com.au for more.
Tweed Theatre Company: Three women living side-by-side in units are introduced to each other when an electrician called Fred comes to fix their power. Fred plans to connect the women together and realise the importance of friendship. Tweed Heads Civic Centre. Tickets from $16. tweedtheatre.com.au
WOMEN LIKE US
Currumbin RSL: Awardnominated comedy show filled with honest, irreverent humour. Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs star in Women Like Us, a show for anyone who knows looking perfect is too hard. Adult content, 18-plus. Tickets $35. Visit currumbinrsl.com.au or call 5534 7999.
KISS ME KATE
Gold Coast Little Theatre: A Cole Porter musical playing on the battle of the sexes with songs like Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Too Darn Hot and So In Love. Tickets $20. gclt.com.au
Parkwood Tavern: Free comedy night at the Parkwood Tavern on Saturday night. Enjoy a sit-down meal while local comedians take you on a hilarious journey.
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.
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.
TODAY 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.
Twin Towns: Four-piece band playing a varied selection of iconic rock songs, from Foo Fighters to U2, Blink 182 and Nirvana. The band share a love and enthusiasm for ’80s and ’90s rock. From 4.30pm. Free event.
Burleigh Brewing Co: A blues and roots four-piece known to grace the Australian and US festival circuits. Loud, authentic and honest. Free show, from 5pm.
NightQuarter: Queensland Griffith University Conservatorium presents upand-coming musicians in a fiveweek concert series. This week Sophia Koop, Tiarni Hope, Amber Stone and Lucalion are playing Live in the Paddock. Free event from 6pm.
De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito, Stef Lazaro and Tarscha De Vito sing big, dance wild and make music. Free, from 6pm until late.
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: An entertaining band known to get feet dancing with a combination of jazz, swing and pop tunes. Free event, from 6.30pm.
The Watermark Hotel: Refined performer Mark Watson plays a variety of genres, from dancefloor hits to serene easylistening songs. His original material ranges from funk to fusion, electronica to jazz and much more. Free show, from 6.30pm.
Currumbin RSL: Singersongwriter Raku plays smooth rhythms on guitar, from funk to country to rock and roll. Blues Fest-booked artist who has supported the likes of Archie Roach, Pete Murray and Xavier Rudd. Free. From 5pm. Followed by Phoenix Rising, an energetic rock cover band. From 7pm.
The Star: Australian Idol alumni Guy Sebastian performs at The Star as part of his reflective tour
Then and Now 2018. Expect hits from his enduring career of being one of Australia’s most popular male artists. Doors open 7pm. Tickets from $89.90.
Mount Nimmel Hall: A young prodigy with great skill on guitar. He brings his Snap Shot world tour back to Australia with a show in the hinterland. Tickets $16. From 7pm.
Twin Towns: An infectious fourpiece covering the hits from yesteryear to today. A corporate party band with an entertaining sound. Free show, from 7.30pm.
HOTA: The Con Brio Concert Series includes some of the most popular renditions in the string quartet genre. Featuring Brahms, Beethoven and Chopin, Natasha returns from a sold out 2015 recital. Tickets from $15. Show starts at 7.30pm.
Parkwood Tavern: Australian band The Angels have opted to commemorate their sophomore 1978 album Face to Face with a tour of shows. The multiplatinum release includes songs Take A Long Line and After the Rain. Tickets $40.01. From 8pm.
Visit oztix.com.au or call 5571 5104.
Elsewhere: A four-piece millennial funk band fusing reggae and psychedelic vibes. The band will play at Surfers Paradise nightclub Elsewhere to celebrate their new LP Doreen
Drive. Entry $10.
Twin Towns: One of Australia’s most prolific songwriters will perform at Twin Towns for his
Heartbeats tour. Supported by Matthew Armitage, Pete will perform stripped-back acoustic versions of his easy-listening indie rock songs. Show starts 8.30pm, tickets $45. Visit twintowns.com.au for more.
SATURDAY SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
De Vito Waterfront: The big vocals from David De Vito blend with the smooth tones of Tarscha De Vito. Dancing and singing from David and Tarscha alongside Stef Lazaro. Free. 6pm until late.
The Watermark Hotel: Classically trained Jason creates blues, soul, jazz and folk music with a guitar and a kick drum. He focuses on making unique sounds with vintage instruments. From 6.30pm, free.
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: The Dynamic Duo are a double act with a guitar and a voice. Playing covers of classic party songs from Achy Breaky Heart to All About That Bass, the couple put their personal touch on timeless tunes. From 6.30pm. Free show.
JOHNNY CASH THE CONCERT
The Star: Daniel Thompson performs Johnny Cash the
Concert, revisiting the country legend’s most iconic album Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. Tickets from $65. Doors open at 7pm.
ANDREW TAYLOR DUO
Currumbin RSL: Chilled out acoustic duo popular in venues throughout southeast Queensland. Easy listening entertainment for all. Free, from 7pm. Earlier, catch Kristie Lea, a Gold Coast musician who uses her strong vocals and loop and effects pedal for chilled tunes on the Deck. From 4pm. Free.
COLT SEAVERS BAND
NightQuarter: The Colt Seavers band are joined by the Jive Cats for an evening of lively rockabilly. The lively band are known for jumping around stage like stunt performers. Playing live in the Paddock, free event, from 7pm.
THE POLAR BEARS
The Lonestar Tavern: Tight four-piece rock combination playing the Australian and international rock classics from the ’80s, ’90s to today. From 7.30pm. Free show.
CELEBRATING THE EVERLY BROTHERS
Twin Towns: A show celebrating the hits of the Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The Robertson Brothers
and Simon Brook McLachlan with a rocking live band will present
hits including Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, Let It Be Me, Oh What A Night and many more. Tickets $49, show starts 8.30pm. Visit twin towns.com.au for more information.
SUNDAY SUNDAY SESSION
De Vito Waterfront: Angelic song and music from Caleb Lafaitele, Sana Fifi and David De Vito. Followed by swing tunes from crooner Greg Aspeling. Free. From noon.
Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Cover solo artist playing classic songs with a variety of instruments and top-shelf vocals. From 2pm. Free show.
Burleigh Brewing Co: Professional singer and entertainer Michael is a feel-good performer, playing cover tracks across genres of blues, rock, funk and top 40. He has been actively involved in the Gold Coast music scene for many years. From 2pm. Free show.
BEYOND THE BARRICADE
The Star: Hit songs from the greatest musicals in history, from Mamma Mia, Chicago, Phantom
of the Opera and The Lion King. Starring past lead performers from Les Miserables, the show will be an exciting journey through time. Tickets from $85. Doors open 2pm.
FUNK N’ WAGNELLS
Currumbin RSL: This event band serve up a variety of tunes, from sophisticated jazz and fusion to classic funk to high density dance. From midday, free entry. Followed by Chris Hutchinson as part of Eats and Beats and Treats, a guy who takes cover songs and makes them his own. From 4pm, free show.
Miami Shark Bar: Punk and metal maniacs Clowns, Crum, CAKES, Liquid Face, Dad Religion and Garage Sale hit up the Miami Shark Bar for an evening of facemelting music. A line up of local and national bands sure to have heads banging. Tickets $17.35, from 6pm. Go to oztix.com.au to buy tickets.
MONDAY MARTINI MONDAYS
De Vito Waterfront: David Neil performs piano and Motown vocals with an R & B funk fusion. From 6.30pm. Free event.
TUESDAY SMOOTH SOUNDS
De Vito Waterfront: George Ferguson, the Coast’s ‘original piano man’, plays piano and flute while singing easy-listening music. From 6pm.
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse: Hip hop act 999 to headline an allages show at this Burleigh Heads venue. Supported by hip hop and DJ acts Tronix, Free Fall Generation and Darcy Sinclair.
Catch Pete Murray’s stripped-back acoustic show at Twin Towns tomorrow night.
Beyond the Barricade at The Star on Sunday afternoon features hit songs from great musicals.
Australian Idol alumni Guy Sebastian will perform hits from his enduring career at The Star tomorrow night.