NATIVE VOICE: Celebrated Indigenous singer-songwriter Guwarra brings his fusion of Aboriginal and Western music to the Spiegeltent in Civic Park on Thursday.MUSIC5 SawyersThursday, Dearly Departed,Emily ASmith.Friday, Devultra.Saturday, DJ Perry Carter.Sunday, The New Cool.
48 Watt Street Friday, Don Walker. Saturday,Didirri.
Adamstown Uniting Church Sunday, Hunter Singers.
Albion Hotel SingletonFriday, The New Cool.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Witchery.Sunday, David McCredie.
Hotel CessnockSaturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Battlesticks BarThursday, John Larder.Friday, Little Cents.Saturday,Tim Rossington.Sunday, Aqwa.
Bellbird Hotel Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, GW Freedbird & Friends.
Belmont 16sFriday, Dwayne Elix & The Engineers,Emily Smith.Saturday, Love That Hat,Matt Semmens.Sunday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Soundabout.
Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, The Years. Saturday, Voodoo Express. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Club.
Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Tom Quigly. Saturday, Overload.
The BradfordFriday, Acoustic Mayhem.Saturday, Steel City.
Burwood Inn Friday, Tim Rossington.
Cambridge Hotel Friday, dave, Archy Punker, Underachiever, Mahala. Friday, ColourSound ft.Tom Ackroyd,Ben Bracken, Alexander Silva, Ben Pailas, Tom and Luke Massey (main room), Child, Fluff, William John Jr (side bar).Sunday, The Cosmic Psychos, The Chats (main room),Dyer Maker, Cosmic Spice, Moon Dogs, Marvel Music, Twisted Willows (side bar).
Cardiff RSLSaturday, Big Night Out.
Carrington PlaceThursday,Jack McLaughlin’s Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band. Friday, Anna Milat.
Catho PubSaturday, Daxton Monaghan.Sunday, Early Daze.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubFriday, Bobby C.Saturday, Emily Smith.
Central HotelStroudFriday, Whiskey Business Band.Saturday, Romney Watts.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Snape & Son.
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Friday, James Reyne.
Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Mardmax.
Civic Park –SpiegeltentThursday,Gawurra. Friday, The Black Sorrows. Saturday, Yana Alana. Tuesday,Livvy & Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton John and Peter Allen.
Civic Theatre Friday, Jimmy Barnes.
Clarendon HotelFriday, Joel Oakhill.
Club CatalinaSunday, John Noble.
Club LemonTree Friday, Let Loose. Saturday, Anthony Lee.
Club Maitland CityFriday, Kevin O’Hara.
Colliery InnFriday, Kim.
Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Layth Gunn.
Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, Reggie Sinclair.Saturday, The Way.
Country Club Hotel Shoal BayFriday, TK.Saturday, The Dreamcatchers,Spy V Spy.Sunday,Danny & Jake,Sarah Christine.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Ben Travis.Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Hayden Johns,DJ Calicious.
Customs HouseFriday, Ben Travis.Saturday, Zachary Israel.Sunday, Jordan Fleming.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Kaylah Anne.
D’Albora MarinaSaturday, Glen Harrison.Sunday, Lauren Arms.
Denman HotelSunday, Jared Scott.
Duke Of WellingtonFriday, Roxy.Saturday, Brien McVernon Duo.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Friday, Andrew G. Saturday, Norm Bakker.
East Maitland Bowling ClubFriday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.Saturday, Mojo Bandits.Sunday, Emile.
Edgeworth TavernFriday, Steel City.Saturday, Frick N Orson.
FogHorn BrewhouseSaturday, Ryan Daley.
Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday,Adrianna Mac.
Gateshead TavernFriday, Duncan Woods Trio.Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys Duo.
George TavernFriday, CrocQ.Saturday, Cabtalk.
Grand Hotel Tuesday, Coast.
Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Andy Abra & The Big River Band. Sunday, Melody Pool & Chris Dale.
Great Northern Hotel TeralbaFriday, Kaylah Anne.
Gunyah HotelFriday, Matt Shepherd.Saturday, Mardmax.
Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday,Massic,Path of Victory,Eviscerate The Crown,Billabong Of Blood. Friday,HighView,Ageof Emergence, Pitchfork,Interlude, The Grounds. Saturday, Saviour,Aburden, Earth Caller. Sunday,Spencer Scott,Azim Zain &His Lovely Bones,Nothing Rhymes with David.
Hexham Bowling ClubFriday, Uptown Duo.Saturday, Scratch.Sunday, Bobby C.
Honeysuckle HotelFriday, Big Night Out.Saturday,Hummingbirds.Sunday, Matt McLaren.Sunday, CrocQ.
Hotel CessnockThursday, Siren.
Hotel DelanyFriday, Zane Penn.Saturday, Project X.
Hotel JesmondFriday, Katie N Feff.
Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, Revampt.
Jewells TavernSaturday, Misbehave.
Junction HotelFriday, Jason Bone.Saturday, Pete McCredie.
Kent HotelFriday, Loose Bazooka. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Catfish Soup.
Lake Macquarie TavernFriday, Megan Core.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Kylie Jane. Sunday, Peter Stefanson.
Lambton Park HotelFriday,Nicko Duo.Saturday, Ngariki & Friends.
Lass O’GowrieThursday,Creative Creatures Open Mic.Friday,Truman Smith Band,Mr Sauce,Boots Porter & The Mystery Cats. Saturday,The Emerald Ruby,Vanishing Shapes,Shrimp. Sunday, DJ Jakesy Hustle, Deanna Rose, Mr Sauce, Abby Butler, Sarah Paulaskus, Rachel Avery, Desvalido, Hannah Dunn.
Lemon Grove HotelSaturday, Murray Byfield.
Lizotte’sFriday, Mental As Anything, Piper Butcher. Saturday,Dancin In The Shadows Of Motown. Sunday,Brien McVernon, Autumn Hearts.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Scully.
Lucky HotelFriday, Matt McLaren.
Mark HotelFriday, James Naldo.Saturday, Kazzie.
Mary Ellen HotelFriday, Jackson Broadway.Saturday, Alias.
Maryland TavernFriday, Ryan Daley.Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Jackson Broadway.
Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, Early Daze.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,Misbehave.Saturday, The Years.Sunday,Jake Davey.
Morriset Country ClubSunday, Cotton Sax and Strings.
Muree Golf ClubFriday, Karaoke Widows.Saturday, Lee Rolfe.
Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.
Nags Head HotelSaturday, Kevin O’Hara.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.
Nelson Bay Bowling ClubFriday, Cotton Sax and Strings.
Nelson Bay DiggersFriday, Diesel,Josh & Liv.Saturday, The Gaudrys.Sunday, Jessica Cain.
Nelson Bay Golf ClubFriday, Matt Semmens.Saturday, Beth Gleeson.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubFriday, Ty.Sunday, The Years.
Northern Star HotelFriday, Mark Wood.Saturday,Josh Callaway,Aqwa.
Pedens HotelSaturday, The Remedy.
Pippis At The Point Friday, Kazzie, Alias. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Plough InnFriday, Mark Lee.
Potters BreweryFriday, Brendan Murphy.Saturday, Jake Davey.
Premier HotelSaturday, Hornet.Sunday, Love That Hat.
Prince of Wales HotelSaturday, Ricky Campton.
Queens Wharf HotelFriday,Dave Carter, Loko.Saturday,Paparazzi,Kim MacKenzie.Sunday,Hornet,Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel CessnockFriday, Pistol Pete.Saturday, Todd Schmoo.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Mick Jones.
Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, Phonic Trio.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Katie N Feff.
Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Lee Rolfe.
Seabreeze HotelFriday, Triple Zero.Sunday, Matt Bowles.
Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday, Jake Folbigg.Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo.
Shortland Hotel Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Mick Jones.
Singleton DiggersSaturday, Little Cents.
Small Ballroom Friday,Carnivalé Drum’N’Bass ft. The Bassix. Saturday, Sami Cooke, Kormak.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Rich & Famous. Saturday, Jake Rattle & Roll.
Souths NewcastleSaturday, Bonny Rai.
Spinning Wheel HotelFriday, Mick Jones.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Yetti Calzone. Saturday, The Sunset Junkies. Sunday, Paul Greene & The Other Colours.
Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, The Oz Blues Brothers Show.Sunday, Phil McKnight.
Stockton RSLClub Saturday, The Georgia Project.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Rock Factor.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving ClubSunday, Paul Waters.
Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Hummdinger.
Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Barracuda – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Tyler John.
Tilligerry RSLFriday, Counterpart.Saturday, Layth Gunn.
Toronto Hotel Friday, Leeroy & Ross. Sunday, Jayde Corner.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth.Sunday, Damien.
Wangi HotelSunday, Brendan Watson.
Wangi Wangi RSLClub Sunday, La Bomba Rock’n’roll Band.
Warners At The BayFriday, Jake Davey.Saturday, Rubber Bullet.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Megan Core.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Anthology.
Wests New LambtonThursday,Angamus.Friday,Jade Holland Trio.Saturday,The Hot Yogi’s. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wickham Park HotelFriday,Milestones.Saturday,Greg Bryce, Sunday Avenue.Sunday, Tim Rossington,Voodoo Express.
Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Snape Trilogy.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Bobby C.
MOVIES12 Strong(MA)A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9-11 to dismantle the Taliban.
A Quiet Place(PG) A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.
A Wrinkle In Time(PG)Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Black Panther(M) T’Challa who returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, but when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested.
Blockers(MA)Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.
Darkest Hour (PG)In 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime MinisterWinston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate withAdolf Hitler, or fight on. (Regal)
Early Man(PG)Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Film Stars Don’t Die In Hollywood (M)Romance sparks between a young actor and a leading lady. (Lake Cinema)
Finding Your Feet(M)Lady Abbott finds the courage to reinvent herself after she flees her marriage to stay with hersister in London. (Regal)
I Can Only Imagine(PG)The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.
Lady Bird (M)In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. (Regal)
Love, Simon(M) For Simon it’s complicated: no-one knows he’s gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online.
Mamma Mia (PG)The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. (Regal)
Pacific Rim: Uprising(M)Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.
Peter Rabbit(PG) A classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’sgarden.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical (E)Usagi Tsukino says farewell to Mamoru Chiba as he is set to leave for school in America.
Ready Player One(M)When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.
Sherlock Gnomes(G)When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring.
The Death Of Stalin(M)Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. (Tower)
The Greatest Showman(PG)The story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. (Regal)
The Mercy (M)Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea. (Lake Cinema)
The Shape Of Water(MA) In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisais trapped in a life of silence and isolation. (Regal)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(MA)A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. (Regal)
Tomb Raider(M)Lara Croft, the daughter of a missing adventurer,finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
THEATREAlternative Prime Minister – Mark SwivelThe renowned comedian tells what he would doif he became prime minister, with a 10-point plan. Near Dead White Male Productions, at theRoyal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7.30pm.
Blanc de BlancAmusing look at people’s love of champagne, with cabaret and acrobatictalent from around the world in a blend of vintage glamour, high-end spectacle and acts thatsurprise and delight. Strut &Fret, in the Fortuna Spiegeltent, Civic Park. Nightly untilSaturday, at 8pm, Sunday, at 4pm and 7.30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm; seasonruns until Sunday, April 15.
Other Fortuna Spiegeltent shows. TomGleeson, Saturday,6.30pm, stand-up comedy. Rove McManus:That’s Me Talking, Wednesday, 6pm, stand-up comedy. Peter Helliar: Big Boy Pants, Friday,April 13, 6.30pm, comedy.
Bosom Buddies – Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenneyThe musical theatre stars lookthrough story, song and dance at the highs and lows of their renowned careers. ChristineDunstan Productions, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Wednesday, at 7.30pm.
Newcastle Writers Festival 2018More than 200 writers, musicians, comedians and otherperformers look at new and classic stories through a mix of ticketed and free shows atNewcastle Civic precinct venues. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The events will include areading by 72 people of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion in the Civic Theatre foyer from 9amto 7pm Saturday. See the Newcastle Writers Festival website for all the events.
Perfect WeddingA bridegroom wakes in a hotel room on his wedding morning to find avery attractive girl in bed beside him, with his fiancee and her mother due to arrive in a fewminutes; lively comedy by Robin Hawdon. Theatre on Brunker, at St, Stephen’s Church Hall,Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, until April 28; dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm;also show-only on Sunday, April 22, at 2pm.
Under Milk WoodAn affectionate and hilarious look by playwright Dylan Thomas at a dayin the life of a small Welsh fishing village, exploring dreams and desires, loves and regrets.Valley Artists, at Laguna Hall. Nightly until Saturday, at 8pm.