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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.

FRED

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

FREE COM­EDY

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.

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.

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.

TO­MOR­ROW REM­EDY

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.

MESCALITO BLUES

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.

SEED

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.

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.

2 TONES

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.

MARK WAT­SON

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.

RAKU

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.

GUY SE­BAS­TIAN

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.

DANIEL CHAM­PAGNE

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.

JELLYBEAN JAM

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.

NATASHA VLASSENKO

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.

THE AN­GELS

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.

PEACH FUR

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.

PETE MUR­RAY

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.

JA­SON DELPHIN

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.

DY­NAMIC DUO

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.

DAN MCCOY

Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Cover solo artist play­ing clas­sic songs with a va­ri­ety of in­stru­ments and top-shelf vo­cals. From 2pm. Free show.

MICHAEL HICKEY

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.

BAD BLOOD

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.

WEDNES­DAY 999

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.

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