COMEDY: Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian.
COMEDY: Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. JAMES PENLIDIS PHOTOGRAPHY

GIG GUIDE: What's on in live entertainment

Thursday

Langfords Hotel | Open mic and originals from 7pm.

McGuire's CBD Hotel | Karaoke from 9pm.

Northern Beaches Bowls Club | 888 poker from 6.30pm.

Friday

Langfords Hotel | Jamesley and Leon from 7pm.

Northern Beaches Bowls Club | Luke Miller Band from 6.30pm.

McGuire's CBD Hotel | DJ Lazeray & MC Trice from 9pm.

Eton Hotel | Heath Milner from 7pm to 11pm.

Saturday

Langfords Hotel | Sounds of Colour from 3.30pm, then Jay C and the Cosmic Rockers from 7pm.

Northern Beaches Bowls Club | Kooltone Karaoke from 7pm.

Souths Suburban Bowls Club from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

Palace Hotel | Karaoke with Ally & Co from 9pm.

McGuire's CBD Hotel | Three R'n'B DJs plus DJ Blaze from 8pm.

Souths Leagues Club | Nathan Kennedy from 7pm.

Sunday

Northern Beaches Bowls Club | Barefoot bowls from 12.30pm.

McGuire's CBD Hotel | Scotch Doubles Pool Comp from 11am then Jam Sesh hosted by Heath Milner from 3pm.

Eungella Chalet | Nikki Vella Power from 11.30am to 3pm.

Tuesday

Langfords Hotel | Jam session with Al from 7pm.

What's on

Arj Barker - Get in my Head | Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.

When: Friday from 8pm.

Where: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre plenary halls.

Tickets: $46.90 for adults, $42.90 for concession card holders. Available at www.mackayecc.com.au or on (07) 4961 9777.

Smokie | With chart-topping hits like Living Next Door to Alice, Lay Back in the Arms of Someone and If You Think You Know How to Love Me, Smokie is one of the most popular bands in the world. Smokie's sound is a combination of hook-laden songs and distinctive but unashamedly Stateside-influenced soft-rock harmonies, their secret being their vocal blend - a rasping, emotion-drenched lead set against melodic harmonies that produces a unique, bittersweet result.

When: Saturday from 8pm.

Where: MECC auditorium.

Tickets: $99, available at www.mackayecc.com.au or on (07) 4961 9777.



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