The Hunter's only comprehensive gig guide

GIG OF THE WEEK: Canadian garage duo Japandroids make their Newcastle debut on Saturday at the Small Ballroom.
GIG OF THE WEEK: Canadian garage duo Japandroids make their Newcastle debut on Saturday at the Small Ballroom.

MUSIC

5 Sawyers Friday, Alessandro.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The Way.

Argyle House Saturday, Jay Z 4:44 album party.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Gaz N Gaz.

Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Kylie Jane.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Nick Connors. Friday, Nicko. Saturday, Little Cents. Sunday, Pana, Elisa Kate.

Bay Hotel Friday, Fribays DJs. Saturday, Spank n the Monkey.

Belmont 16s Friday, The Andy Show, Matchbox. Saturday, The Years, Max Jackson. Sunday, Norm Bakker.

Belmont Hotel Thursday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, The Levymen.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Defaced. Sunday, Red Dirt Country.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Ryan Daley.

The Bradford Friday, Allstar. Saturday, All Access 80s.

Burwood Inn Friday, Brown Bear & Hooves. Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Dope Lemon (Glasshouse), Tired Minds, Young Wolf, Chimera (Warehouse). Saturday, Just A Gent, Moza (Glasshouse), Rapaport, Mac Da Villain, Talakai, Verbal Mechanics, Hypenotic, Kale (Warehouse). Sunday, Steel City of Origin ft. White Blanks, Vacations, Jacob, PALS, Archy Punker, Totty, Nicholas Connors, Chimera, Belle Badi.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Purple Rain.

Carrington Place Thursday, Jack McLaughlin's Frenchman St. New Orleans Jazz Band. Friday, Nat Henry.

Catho Pub Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, 4 Letter Word.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Adrianna Mac Duo, DJ Lil Dee. Saturday, Anyerin. Sunday, Tom Blake Duo.

Central Bar Saturday 40UP ft. Steve Clisby & DJ Stephen Ferris.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Ron Hattam.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Big Bang.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Club Kotara Saturday, Peter Stefanson.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Redline. Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Club Maitland City Friday, Roxy.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Samantha Broadbent.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Lennie Live. Saturday, Arcane.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Friday, DJ Skoob. Saturday, The DuoTones.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Kim. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Customs House Friday, Bonny Rai. Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Jessica Cain.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Kim.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Hendo.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Jungle Kings Duo.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Shooting Molly. Sunday, Emile.

East's Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Edgeworth Sport & Rec Club Sunday, Viper Creek Band.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Hellbent. Saturday, Pete & Kate Sneddon.

Exchange Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, David J Bull.

Finnegans Friday, Random Hero. Saturday, DJ J-Smoove, MC Bone$, DJ Lionette, Benny B.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Howard Shearman.

Gallipoli Legion Club Thursday, Ol' Greg & The Funk.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Arcane. Sunday, Paul Watters.

George Tavern Friday, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Dan Runchel Band.

Grain Store Saturday, Logan Wolfgang. Sunday, JJ King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Turning Pages.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Yes Commissioner. Saturday, Demi Mitchell, Katie Brianna. Sunday, Ahern Brothers, Ahlia Rain.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Troy Kemp.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Phonic. Sunday, Defaced.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Jackie Brown Jr, Rachel Maria Cox, NTL Landmarks, Jess Locke. 

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Greg Bryce, Dos Eager. Sunday, Arley Black.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, Hurricane Fall. Sunday, Bandditts, Bobby C.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Nathan Cole. Saturday, Bob Allan.

Hotel Delany Friday, The Zillers. Saturday, Misbehave.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Oversteer.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Mark Wells.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Jason Bone.

Kent Hotel Friday, Loose Bazooka. Saturday, Hellrad. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.

King Street Hotel Friday, Benson. Saturday, Slice N Dice.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Melody Feder.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Bucko.

Lass O’Gowrie Thursday, Voodoo Youth, Arcades and Lions, Sarah Paulauskas. Friday, The Grounds, Trashed Again, Unfit for Human Consumption. Saturday, Red City, Lady Petrol, Repeaters.

Lizotte’s Friday, Casey Donovan. Saturday, Condabalooza. Sunday, Toni Childs – lunch & dinner shows.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Scully. 

Lucky Hotel Friday, Truman Smith. Saturday, Bandditts.

Maitland Leagues Club Saturday, Let Loose. Sunday, Isabella Crebert, Ryan Hemsworth.

Mark Hotel Friday, Reg Sinclair. Saturday, 2 Good Reasons. Sunday, The Years.

Mary Ellen Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Counterpart.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kim. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Russell Snape. Saturday, Mark Lee.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, One World. Sunday, Metro Musos Muster jam session.

Mezz Bar Friday, Sundays Record. Saturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Flattrakkers.

Morisset Country Club Friday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Tim Broadway.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Jim Overend.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Hellbent.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Layth Gunn.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Dr. Zoom Duo. Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, The Andy Show.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Big Bang.

Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Bonny Rai, Max Jackson.

Newcastle Entertainment Centre Friday-Sunday, Grease – The Arena Experience.

Newcastle Leagues Club – The Vault Saturday, Toxicon, Final Form, Lavidius.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Brent Murphy. Saturday, Jye Sharp.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Jon Matthews. Saturday, Shivoo. 

Pippis At The Point Friday, Kristy James, KR Duo. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo. Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Potters Brewery Friday, Kaylah Anne.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Murray Byfield.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Tre Soul, Big Night Out. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Zac & Ben, DJ Decaf & Tone. Saturday, Tim Rossington.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Iguana, Anyerin. Sunday, The Years.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Regal Hotel Kurri Saturday, Pete Gilchrist.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, StateFX.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Tim Usher. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, The Search Party. Saturday, The Fedz. Sunday, Dos Eager, Kelly Griffith.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Custom Shop. Saturday, Brent Murphy. Sunday, Murph.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Jon Matthews.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Rendezvous.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Japandroids (CAN), Paper Thin.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Deuce.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, The Double Up Lounge ft Vinyl DJ Dan Phelan. Friday, Leadfinger, The Delta Lions. Saturday, The On & Ons, Monkeypig. 

Star Hotel Saturday, Dr Zoom Trio. Sunday, Bruce Mathiske.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Witchery. Saturday, Picture Book – The Simply Red tribute show.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Voodoo Rhythm Shakers.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Zane Penn. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Venus 2.

Tanilba Bay Golf Club Friday, Brett O’Malley. Saturday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, The Hitpit.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Nathan Cole.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, David J Bull.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner.

Unorthodox Church of Groove Saturday, Comedy at the Black Malabar with Confetti Gun.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Arley Black.

Wangi District Workers Club Friday, Maryanne Rex.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Warners Bay Hotel Friday, RnB Fridays DJs. Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Anthology.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Mark Wells Duo. Saturday, Loko Trio. Sunday, 1927, Psuedo Echo. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Milestones. Saturday, Grant Walmsley Unplugged, The Cassettes. Sunday, Jye Sharp, Justin Ngariki & the Dastardly Bastards.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, The Klassics.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Matt Semmens.

MOVIES

A Dog’s Purpose (PG) A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. (Regal)

Baby Driver (MA) A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway.

Cars 3 (G) Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Churchill (M) A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day. (Lake Cinema)

Despicable Me 3 (PG) Balthazar Bratt, a child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG) Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday, so he can attend a nearby gamer convention.

My Cousin Rachel (PG) A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. (Regal)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (M) Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing when deadly ghost sailors led by the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (M) A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.

The House (MA) A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter's college fund.

The Met Opera: Eugene Onegin (E) Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. (Tower)

The Sense Of An Ending (M) A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. (Regal)

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG) The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. (Regal)

Their Finest (M) A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the London bombings. (Regal)

Transformers: The Last Knight (M) Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Viceroy’s House (PG) Lord Mountbatten is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence. (Lake Cinema)

Welcome To The Sticks (M) A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back. (Regal)

Wonder Woman (M) An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world's greatest heroes.

THEATRE

Cats (abridged) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s bright musical about cats meeting and talking about their lives as they compete for a special prize. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Thursday 11am and 2pm, Friday 11am; Saturday 2pm and 7pm; then Saturday 2pm and 7pm, until August 12 (no 7pm show July 22), and Sundays, July 23, 30 and August 6 at 2pm.

Disney Is A Wish Your Heart Makes A lively look at Disney musicals, with 28 songs from films including Snow White, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Frozen. Maitland Musical Society, at Soldiers Point Bowling Club. Saturday 5pm, and Sunday 11am.

Grease Rock’n’roll musical about two high school students who romance when they meet on a holiday, then find themselves at the same school; professional leads and an ensemble of 800 Hunter school students. Harvest Rain, at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm and 7.30pm, and Sunday 1pm.

Peter Pan Three children fly with the title character to Neverland, where they encounter lost boys, fairies, Viking women warriors and pirates; adapted by Craig Sodaro from J.M. Barrie’s novel. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Thursday 2pm, and Saturdays, July 15 and 22 at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Rockstar Condabalooza Fundraising show for Newcastle’s CONDA theatre awards, with performances, many amusing, by Newcastle actors, singers, dancers and comedians, and audience-involving competitions built around the theme Rockstar. Lizotte’s, New Lambton. Saturday 6pm.

The Age of Consent A teenage boy jailed for a murder and a young mother pushing her daughter to have a theatre career talk about their lives; gripping comedy-drama by Peter Morris. Two Tall Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Opens Wednesday and plays nightly at 8pm, until July 22.

The Sea A fierce storm hits an English coastal town, affecting the people’s lives in many ways, with one believing aliens were involved; engaging comedy-drama by Edward Bond. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Opens Saturday, 8pm, with performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, until July 29, plus 2pm on Sunday, July 16, and Saturday, July 22.