The definitive guide to music, movies and theatre in the Hunter

FLYING DUTCHMAN: Global classical music superstar André Rieu will perform at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Friday night.

FLYING DUTCHMAN: Global classical music superstar André Rieu will perform at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Friday night.

MUSIC

5 Sawyers Friday, DJ Perry Carter. Saturday, DJ 88. Sunday, DJ Shots Fired, Nick Raschke.

48 Watt Street Thursday, Melody Pool, Peter Bibby.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Iguana.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Rendezvous.

Bar 121 Friday, Jacinta. Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Bar On The Hill – Newcastle University Saturday, The Jezabels, Ali Barter.

Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Ron Knight. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Lounge Lizards.

Beach Hotel Sunday, The V Dubs.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Sunday’s Record.

Belmont 16s Friday, The Screaming Jets, Kellie Cain, Rockin’ Eddie Band. Saturday, Marissa, Love That Hat. Sunday, Franky & Johnny.

Belmont Bowling Club Friday, Australian Played. Saturday, The Metallica Experience ft. Viagro. Sunday, Misbehave.

Belmont Hotel Thursday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Rocket.

Beresfield BC Friday, Hurricane Fall. Saturday, Rock Factor. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.  

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Disco Biscuit. Saturday, Rock Oz.

The Bradford Friday, 4 Letter Word. Saturday, King Hunter.

Burwood Inn Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, William John Jr, Joab Eastley, Southern End. Friday, British India. Saturday, CRAZE Club Night.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Kristen Lane Duo.

Catho Pub Saturday, Ian Henry. Sunday, The Years.

Central Thursday, The Amy Winehouse Show.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Bobby C.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Lee Rolfe.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Ashley Knight. Saturday, The Gaudrys.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, The Remedy. Saturday, Robbie T.

Civic Theatre Friday, Bernard Fanning, Dustin Tebbutt, Ainslie Wills. Saturday, The World Famous Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon.

Clare Castle Hotel Friday, Bo Jenkins.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Roxy.

Club Kotara Friday, This Iz The Moment Karaoke. Saturday, Peter Stefanson.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Solid Gold Party.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Saturday, We The Five. Sunday, Gracetones.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Friday, Karen O’Shea. Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Siren.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Howard Shearman. Sunday, The Coconut Trio.

Customs House Friday, Bonny Rai. Saturday, Alessandro. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Holly Wilson.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Brooke Harvey.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Wesleys Edge.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, The Big Bang. Saturday, Counterpart.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Friday, Duplexity.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Solid Gold Party. Saturday, The Lamplighters. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Stephen Boyd.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, The Leadbellies.

Erringhi Hotel Saturday, Chris Unicomb.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Reg Sinclair. Saturday, Duplexity. Sunday, Louis Burt.

Finnegans Saturday, A-Tonez, Oh Webber, Gillecks, Benny B, Random Hero, Lawson.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Ava. Sunday, Shawn Lidster.

Gallipoli Legion Club Thursday-Friday, The Island of Doctor Moron. Saturday, Transmission.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, The Way.

George Tavern Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Frick N Orson.

Grain Store Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Beth Gleeson.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Half Nelson.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, The Blues Bombers. Sunday, Lennox Charity Day.

Great Northern Teralba Saturday, Pistol Pete. 

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Jayde Corner. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Greta Workers Club Friday, The Klassics.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Sunday’s Record. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Oslow, Hannahband, Rachel Maria & The Cox. Sunday, Nothing Rhymes With David, Antonia Susan, Jack Lundie, Marina Mitchell.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Sara & Zak, Purple Rain. Sunday, Time Pringle.

Honeysuckle Hotel Thursday, Mick Jones. Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Overtone.

Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Matt Gaudry.

Hotel Delany Friday, Surian, Misbehave. Saturday, Alias.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, The Levymen.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Secret Society.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Whiskey Business. Saturday, Project XI.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Chris Phillips. Saturday, Gareth Hudson.

Kent Hotel Friday, Soul Play. Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Jungle Kings.

Khartoum Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

King Street Hotel Friday, Odd Mob. Saturday, Ctrl Alt Del. Sunday, Slander.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Matt Semmens.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Dai Pritchard. Sunday, Rosco & Jean.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Smokin Rosie.

The Landing Saturday, Matt Semmens. Sunday, Holly Wilson.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Audie Franks. Saturday, Alpen Akustik.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Auxfire, Joey Equine & The Glue Factory, Voodoo Youth, Hardey McMurrick. Saturday, Wavevom, White Blanks, Split Feed, Vacations, William John Jr, E4444e. Sunday, Maximus, Nefelibata, Ty, Hypnofuzz (outside), Share House, Top Bloke, Striveau, The Dershwins, Jucy Lucy (inside).

Lizotte’s Friday, Unlocking The Doors. Saturday, Doug Parkinson honours Joe Cocker. Sunday, Sara Storer. Wednesday, Eleanor McEvoy.

Lucky Hotel Friday, AK Morris. Saturday, Hartley Duo. Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Mark Hotel Saturday, State FX. Sunday, Loko.

Mary Ellen Friday, The Steves. Saturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Maryville Tavern Saturday, Jamie Martens. 

Mattara Hotel Friday, The Andy Show.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Ron Knight. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Thursday, Mezzaoke. Friday, The Smarts, Lost in the 50’s concert. Saturday, The Years. Sunday, Damien Baguley.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Jim Overend.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Mardmax.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Loko. Saturday, Wicked. Sunday, Jake Folbigg.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Scratch.

Newcastle Entertainment Centre Friday, André Rieu.

Newcastle Leagues Club Sunday, Ritz-Raff.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Gareth Jay.

Northumberland Hotel Friday, Aaron Hood.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Matt Shepherd. Saturday, Modern History.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Lauren Arms, Hartley Duo. Saturday, Deuce. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Potters Brewery Friday, Black Saban. 

The Pourhouse Saturday, Aaron Pollock.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Emmy Rose. Sunday, Shooting Molly.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Frets With Benefits. Sunday, Mike Horbacz.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Alessandro. Saturday, Chris Phillips, Devultra. Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Racecourse Hotel Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Friday, Hendo.

Rathmines Bowling Club Sunday, Bobby C.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Redhead Bowling Club Saturday, The V Dubs.

Royal Crown Hotel Dudley Friday, Steve Werren.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Outlaw Avenue. Saturday, Evergreen.

Royal Inn Waratah Friday, Holly Wilson.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, DJ Sarah. Sunday, The Bush Happy Band.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Salamander Shores Friday, Viagro.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, James Naldo.

Seven Seas Hotel Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Jake Folbigg.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Deborah Sinclair. Saturday, Silverhair.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Dave Owen.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, The Ruckus. Friday, Jim Finn. Saturday, The Fossicks, Kid On A Leash. Aaron Pollock, Ari Scott, Jordan Bakker.

Star Hotel Friday, DJ Benny B. Sunday, Bruce Mathiske’s Guitar Lounge.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Bo Jenkins.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Purple Hearts. Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Barracuda.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Hotel Satisfaction.

Swansea Hotel Thursday, Fool On A Stool. Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Phonic. Sunday, The Jungle Kings.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Echo’s of the Sixties Group.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Kadence. Saturday, Tim Broadway.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, Melbourne Street.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Glitter In The Air Burlesque Show. Sunday, Roxy. 

Town Hall Hotel Friday, Michael Muchow.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Damien. Saturday, Dave Owen. Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, James Naldo. Sunday, Beth Gleeson.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Lee Rolfe. Sunday, Ron Knight.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Adrianna Mac Trio. Saturday, Grand Theft Audio.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Beth Gleeson, Jake Folbigg.

Weston Workers Friday, In Step Country Line Dancing.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Loko.

Wests New Lambton Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, The Wolfe Brothers, Gord Bamford, Troy Kemp, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Christie Lamb, Jody Direen, Craig Heath, Cruzers.

Wickham Park Hotel Thursday, Grant Walmsley Freebird Jam Night. Friday, Mason Rack Band. Saturday, Dave N Demons, Backfire. Sunday, Greg Bryce, Fishfry & Pow Wow.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Rock Oz. Saturday, Isaac Butterfield.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

MOVIES

Bridget Jones’s Baby (M) Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. With her career and love life back from the dead with an American named Jack, things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant.

Cafe Society (M) A young man arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. (Event, Newcastle)

Deepwater Horizon (M) On April 20, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.

Girl Asleep (M) The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning 15 she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. (Regal)

Hello, My Name is Doris (M) With help from her best friend's granddaughter, a smitten woman concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger co-worker. (Regal)

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise (PG) Chronicles the unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong United. (Event Kotara)

Inferno (M) When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (M) Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.

Joe Cinque's Consolation (M) A beautiful law student confides in friends that she plans to kill herself to put an end to a mysterious illness. With doctors unable to help, Anu’s engineer boyfriend, Joe Cinque, attempts to get to the bottom of her condition. (Event, Newcastle)

Keeping Up with the Joneses (M) An ordinary suburban couple finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbours – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.

Masterminds (M) A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organises one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (M) When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Ouija: Origin of Evil (M) In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home.

Storks (G) Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Sully (M) On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (M) Based on the first part of The Fab Four’s career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how The Beatles became a phenomenon. (Regal)

The Carer (M) Sir Michael Gifford alienates everyone as he suffers from an incurable illness. When his daughter sets him up with a companion who is a refugee, surprising changes begin to occur. (Regal)

The Girl on the Train (MA) Devastated by her recent divorce, Rachel spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking and becomes entangled in a mystery.

The Magnificent Seven (M) With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers & hired guns.

The Secret Life of Pets (PG) Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favourite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. 

Wild Tales (MA) Six tales of revenge featuring love, deception, the return of the past and the undeniable pleasure of losing control. (Regal)

THEATRE

Bugsy Malone Amusing musical written for young performers showing the rivalry between two gangster mobs in the 1920s. Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday 2pm and 7pm, until November 5, plus 2pm Sunday on October 23.

Flat Spin An out-of- work actress is pursued by mysterious people when she is mistaken for the woman whose flat she is minding; comedy-thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Club 71, St Peter’s Anglican Hall, Hamilton. Dinner and show 7pm Saturdays, until October 29; and October 23 and October 28.

Hecuba Reimagined Contemporary reworking by Carl Caulfield of Euripides’ classic Greek play shows nothing has changed in 2500 years in the way war impacts on people; drama with dark comedy. Stray Dogs Theatre, Civic Playhouse. Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm.

Kindly Keep it Covered A “dead” man returns to his wife’s home to collect an insurance payout; comedy by Dave Freeman. Newcastle G and S Players Comedy Club, St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall, Georgetown. Friday and Saturday at 7pm until November 12; show-only matinees, October 30 and November 6, at 2pm.

Manning the Fort A look at the forgotten roles of women who “manned” the observation posts at Fort Scratchley in World War II, watching for enemy vessels. Tantrum Youth Arts, Fort Scratchley. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8pm, until October 29.

Oh My God, I’ve Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I’m Wearing A ‘60s showgirl in Kings Cross finds herself pursued by police; transfer of a comedy by Drew Fairley from Sydney’s The Old 505 Theatre to Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin, as part of Hunter Valley Summer Theatre. Wednesday to Saturday 8pm, plus Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm.

Other Desert Cities A family Christmas get-together becomes increasingly more chaotic as more skeletons are revealed in Jon Robin Baitz’s comedy. Newcastle Theatre Company, Lambton. Friday and Saturday 8pm.

Queen Bette Actress Jeanette Cronin tells the story of the life and screen career of four times married Hollywood legend Bette Davis. Hunter Valley Summer Theatre, at Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin. Wednesday to Saturday 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm, until November 6.

Space Dragon Adventure A dysfunctional space crew crash-land on a mysterious planet that houses a dragon while searching for a cure for a deadly virus; comedy with music by Jack Madden and Imogen Bilinsky. Newcastle University Drama Society, at the Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium. Sunday 2pm and 6pm.

The Nerd A young architect is visited by a man he has never met but who saved his life in Vietnam, with the arrival of the inept nerd causing chaos; comedy by Larry Shue. DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Friday 7.30pm, and Saturday 2pm and 7.30pm.

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