Your guide to music, movies & theatre around the Hunter

PURE CLASS: Pop music and film star Jessica Mauboy will light up Newcastle on Thursday night at the Civic Theatre. Picture: Robert Pierse.MUSIC5 Sawyers Thursday, Salt Tree. Friday, DJ Timmy Coffey.Saturday, Devultra.
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Adamstown Uniting Church Sunday, Hunter Singers –Sacred Rites.

Albion Hotel SingletonFriday, David J Bull.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, The Remedy.Sunday, Kim.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Open Fire.

Bar Petite Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Emmy Rose. Sunday, Jerome.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday,John Larder.Friday,Nano.Saturday,Little Cents.Sunday,Nicko.

Beach Hotel Friday, In Motion. Saturday, Club Esky.

Belmont 16s Friday,Rave On,Marissa. Saturday, DV8, All Access 80s,Anthology. Sunday, Blue Water Cowboys.

Belmont HotelSaturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Blues Bombers.

Belmore HotelSaturday, Pelican Romance.

Bimbadgen Saturday,Blondie (US), Cyndi Lauper (US), Montaigne, Alex Lahey.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Ty. Saturday, Phase III.

The Bradford Friday, The Way. Saturday, Iguana. Sunday, Jacinta.

Broughtons at The Bay Sunday, Mick Jones.

Burwood Inn Friday, Bucko. Saturday, Pap’N’That.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Kyle Lionheart. Friday,Sleepmakeswaves (Glass House), Gooch Palms, Raave Tapes, Wavevom. Saturday, Client Liaison (Glass House),Gooch Palms, Vacations (Warehouse). Sunday, Kill The Noise, Blanke.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Carrington PlaceThursday, The Frenchman St New Orleans Jazz Band. Friday, Loui Abell. Saturday, Joe Cox.

Catho PubSaturday, Shawn Lidster.Sunday, The Search Party.

Central Sunday, Thirsty Merc.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Matt Semmens.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, The Milestones.

Cessnock Hotel Friday, Mick Jones.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Counterpart.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, The Remedy. Saturday, Mardy Leith.

Civic Theatre Thursday, Jessica Mauboy,Isaiah Firebrace.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Lauren Arms.

Club Kotara Saturday, Bobby C.

Club LemonTree Friday, Redline. Saturday, Big Pete.

Club Maitland City Friday, Mardy Leith.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Murray Byfield.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Adrianna Mac.Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Friday, Teddy Cream. Saturday, Dola.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Crawfish Stew Band.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Saturday, Peach Studio 54.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Customs House Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Kim. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

D’Albora Marina Sunday, Mick Jones.

Denman HotelSunday, James Naldo.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, Redline.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, 4 Letter Word.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Shivoo.

Exchange Hotel Friday, Alias.

Family Hotel MaitlandFriday, Sass And The Boss.Saturday, Purple Hearts.Sunday, Lennie Live.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, The Andy Show. Saturday, Tori Foryth & Carl TheBartender. Sunday, Gleny Rae Virus& Her Bluegrass Playboys.

Gallipoli Legion Club Thursday, The ‘So What’ Supper Club. Saturday, Yes Commissioner.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Loose Lips.

George Tavern Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday,The De Lisle Project.

Grain Store Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, Archer. Friday, LD Express. Sunday, Neil Murray, William Crighton.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Dave Owen.

Greta Workers ClubFriday, Loose Bazooka.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, The New Cool.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday,Panhandler (SWE), Tiger Can Smile, Wilson & The Castaways, Suburban Haze, Tear You Apart. Sunday,Laura Mardon,Nothing Rhymes with David,Spencer Scott,Jack Lundie&JimDusty.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Overload.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, McKenzie. Sunday, Jerome, Banddits.

Hotel DelanyFriday, AK Morris. Saturday, The Urge.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Michael Mills.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Jungle Duo.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, R nR.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Kylie Jane.

Kent Hotel Friday, Hell Rad. Saturday, Project XI. Sunday, Jungle Kings.

Khartoum HotelFriday, Witchery.

King Street Hotel Friday, Valentino Khan. Saturday, Scndl.

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre Sunday,Orchestra Novapresents TheArtof theScherzo.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Tim Harding.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubFriday, Maryanne Rex.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, The V Dubs.

The Landing Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Tim Harding.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Grant Walmsley.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday,Binjuice,Great Gable,Tobias.Saturday,Unfit For Human Consumption,Flight to Dubai,Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Martha Tilston (UK). Friday,Dave Graney &the Coral Snakes,Georgio “The Dove” Valentino. Saturday,Soul & Cirque. Sunday,The Grigoryan Brothers.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren.

Mark HotelSaturday, Mark Wells Duo.Sunday, Hornet.

Mary Ellen Friday, Gen-R-8. Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Full Throttle.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Damien. Saturday, Jackson Halliday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Adam Gear. Satruday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,Triple Zero.Saturday,Cruzers.Sunday,Blues Bombers.

Morisset Country ClubFriday, Duplexity.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Flatline.

Nelson Bay DiggersFriday, Frets With Benefits. Saturday, Frick-n-Orson.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Bobby C.

Newcastle Leagues Club–The Vault Friday,Hollow World,Daemon Pyre,Zeolite,Grim Demise,Blade of Horus.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, John Larder. Saturday, Phoenix Pritchard.

Pedens CessnockFriday,Blake Saban.Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Pelican RSL ClubSaturday, Smokin Rosie.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Kylie Cartner, Banddits. Saturday, Troy Kemp. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Potters Brewery Friday, Pistol Pete.

The PourhouseSaturday, James Osborn.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Steve Geary. Sunday, Busta Thong.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Nicko.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Hayden Shepherd. Saturday, The Sue & Mikey Show, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, The Years.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Friday, Ashley Knight.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Roxy.

Royal Federal HotelBranxton Saturday, The Gaudrys.

Royal HotelSingletonSunday, Zac And Ben.

Royal Inn Waratah Friday, Joel Oakhill.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoFriday, Garry Booth.Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Soul Play. Saturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Seven Seas Hotel Saturday, Jessica Cain.

Shamrock HotelSaturday,Duplexity.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Brenton Williams.

Small Ballroom Friday,Tijuana Cartel.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Dreams.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Jon Matthews.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Archer, Amy Vee. Saturday, Bad Luck Kitty.

Star Hotel Friday, DJ Benny B. Saturday, Phonic Duo.Sunday, Steve Cowley & Friends.

Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Witchery.

Stockton RSLClub Saturday, The Rattlesnakes.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Swansea Hotel Sunday, Damien.

Swansea RSLClub Saturday, KaDenCe.

Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Outerphase.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Kim & Mik.Saturday, Sarah Christine.

Toronto Diggers Friday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Workers Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Wicked. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Unorthodox Church of Groove Thursday,BandaluziaFlamenco with NaikePonce(SPAIN). Sunday,Hinterlandt.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Jake Davey.

Wangi HotelSunday, Wesleys Edge.

Wangi Workers Club Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Wangi Wangi RSLClub Friday, Allan Freihaut. Sunday, Gareth Hudson.

Warners At The BayFriday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Zane Penn.

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Jumpin’ Jutebox.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Beth Gleeson.

Wests CardiffSaturday, Wayne and the Wanderers.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Dr Zoom. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park HotelFriday,Whiskey Business. Saturday,Jye Sharp,The Years. Sunday,Codi Kaye,Blues Exile.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Vegas.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Pete Hibbert.

MOVIESA Street Cat Named Bob(PG) Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. (Regal)

A United Kingdom (PG)Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. (Lake Cinema)

Beauty and the Beast(PG)An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Fight Club (R)An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Ghost In The Shell (M) Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybridleads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Hidden Figures(PG)A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.

Kong: Skull Island(M)A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

Life(MA)Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As members of the crew conduct their research, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined.

Lion(PG) A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Kolkata, thousands of kilometres from home. (Regal)

Logan(MA)In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Manchester By The Sea (M)A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. (Regal)

Moonlight(M)The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

National Theatre: Hedda Gabler (CTC)Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience(G)On this exclusive four-part adventure see Peppa visit the outback for a barbecue, learn to surf, throw a boomerang and see the Great Barrier Reef in a submarine.

Power Rangers(M)A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

The Boss Baby(G)A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

The Coming War On China (CTC) John Pilger’s 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn’t – that the United States and the world’s second economic power, China are on the road to war.

The Edge of Seventeen (M)Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend. (Regal)

The LEGO Batman Movie(PG)Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

The Light Between Oceans(M)A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. (Regal)

THEATREDreamtimeTwo male teenagers find their dreams of adventure are different to reality whenthey try to steal a couple’s money; drama by Maura Campbell, based on real events. ReamusYouth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

Newcastle Comedy Showcase HourTen Newcastle comedians showcase their skills in thisfundraiser for the new University of Newcastle Comedy Club; with Jarrod Moore as MC.Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7.30pm.

On CueWEA Hunter’s 2017 Diploma of Musical Theatre students in song and dancenumbers from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle.Friday, at 7pm.

Queen of MarsA young woman with a passion for space exploration competes for a one-way vessel trip to Mars; premiere of a comedy-drama by Newcastle writer-director JohnWood. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Saturday,dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm.

Soul & CirqueA band of musicians recreate the classic Motown sound, while internationalaerial and ground acrobats perform amazing routines. Lizotte’s, Lambton. Saturday, dinnerand show from 6pm, show only at 8.30pm.

The BusinessA woman who helped to make a family company an n success findsherself in conflict with her children when her husband is dying; comedy-drama by JonathanGavin. Valley Artists, at Laguna Hall, Laguna. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at 8pm.

The World of MusicalsA large international cast in numbers from 18 musicals, includingLes Miserables, Cats, Jersey Boys and Singing in the Rain. R.K.T.Z Group & MayoEntertainment. Civic Theatre, Newcastle, Saturday, at 8pm. Cessnock Performing ArtsCentre, Monday, at 8pm.

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