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GIG OF THE WEEK: After their initial show was postponed due to illness, indie-folk band Husky will finally perform at 48 Watt Street on Friday.
GIG OF THE WEEK: After their initial show was postponed due to illness, indie-folk band Husky will finally perform at 48 Watt Street on Friday.

MUSIC

5 Sawyers Thursday, Shaun Kirk. Friday, Devultra. Saturday, Alessandro.

48 Watt Street Friday, Husky, Tia Gostelow, Hot Spoke.

Adamstown Uniting Church Tuesday, Anthony Albrecht & Zackari Watt.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Purple Hearts.

Argyle House Saturday, Hotel Motel.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Slam Tango.

Bar Petite Friday, Jerome. Saturday, D.Love.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Codi Kaye. Friday, Nick Connors. Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Little Cents.

Bay Hotel Saturday, The Jungle Kings.

Beach Hotel Friday, Battle Of The Bands – Heat 1, Misbehave. Sunday, Hot Fox.

Bellbird Hotel Sunday, Karen O'Shea.

Belmont 16s Friday, Gareth Hudson, Rave On. Saturday, Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole, Love That Hat, Just Jade. Sunday, Rich & Famous.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Siren.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Blues Bombers. Saturday, 24 Hours.

The Black Malabar Friday, Far Beyond.

The Bradford Friday, Gaz N Gaz. Saturday, Witchery.

Burwood Inn Friday, Dane Fitzsimmons. Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Suburban Haze, No Oaths, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five, Belle Badi. Saturday, Introvert, Pals, Paper Thin, dave.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Michael Hawk. Saturday, Defaced.

Carrington Bowling Club Saturday, Fish Fry.

Catho Pub Saturday, Steve Geary. Sunday, The Search Party.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Marissa +1. Saturday, Just Jade.

Central Bar Saturday, Cecilia Devine. 

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Matt Semmens. Saturday, Jessica Cain.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, The V Dubs.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Marissa +1.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, The DuoTones. Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Club Kotara Saturday, Mark Lee.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Phil McKnight. Saturday, Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi show, Kellie Cain.

Club Maitland City Friday, Peter Stefanson.

Colliery Inn Friday, Roxy.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Angie.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, The Andy Show.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Customs House Friday, Kim. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Kazzie.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Adam Miller. Saturday, Bobby C.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Dan Killen.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Prestige Inc.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, X & Y Band. Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Roxy.

East's Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, The V Dubs. Sunday, Jim Overend.

The Edwards Friday, Loui Abell. Saturday, The Owls, Nicholas Connors, Tim Rossington.

Exchange Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Phonic.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Louis Burt.

Finnegans Saturday, Extraordinate, Kidd Kaos.  

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Mark Wells.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Witchery. Sunday, Mac’s Headroom.

George Tavern Friday, Bonny Rai. Saturday, Sundays Record.

Grain Store Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, JJ King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Adam Miller Trio.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Andy Abra & The Big River Band. Saturday, Raised By Eagles, Charles Jenkins. Sunday, Beef Week. 

Great Northern Hotel Saturday, Joel Oakhill.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Kyle Cartner.

Greta Workers Club Friday, At The Hop. 

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Voodoo Express.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Madhouse DJs ft. Rates, Bigredcap, Big Hustle, Swizl Jager, Nardine, Talakai, Jacquie Lomas,Jamarz On Marz. Friday, Punk Jump ft. Meridan Theory, This Time Only, As We Fall, Fiveash, Lucas George. Saturday, Mixtape For The Drive, Oaks, No Offence, Trouble In Paradise. Sunday, Grace Turner, Deanna Rose, Natalie Henry.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Redline. Saturday, Overload, Jackson Halliday. Sunday, Jamie Martens. 

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, Dr Zoom. Sunday, Norm Bakker.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Hummingbirds. Saturday, Hot Fox. Sunday, Frets With Benefits, Sami.

Hotel Delany Friday, Sundays Record. Saturday, The Urge.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Greg Bryce.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Loko.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, R and R.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Max Jackson.

Kent Hotel Friday, Overload. Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Moose Preservation.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Ryan Daley.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Junior & Luana.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Gen-X.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Just Jade.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Sons of Tomorrow, Ambulare, Govv. Saturday, The Hedonists, Weather the Lizard, Bofolk Ballico.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Macquarie College. Saturday, Leo Sayer. Sunday, Carol Duncan’s NovoKwiz Rock Trivia.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Brown Bear & Hooves.

Mark Hotel Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Sunday, Jungle Kings.

Mary Ellen Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Paparazzi.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Jason Bone.

Mayfield Ex-Services Club Friday, Russell Snape, The Levymen.

Merewether Surfhouse Sunday, Jerome.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Sunday, Metro Muso Muster Jam.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Paperboy. Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Sue & Mikey Show.

Morriset Country Club Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Grace Fuller, Witchery.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Sami.

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Tom Blake.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Jon Matthews.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Deborah Sinclair.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Frets With Benefits. Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Sunday, Matt Gaudry.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Years.

Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Jordan Fleming.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Brent Murphy.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Tim Usher. Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Jackson Halliday, The New Cool. Saturday, Bandditts. Sunday, Joel Oakhill.

Potters Brewery Friday, Joel Oakhill.

The Pourhouse Saturday, James Osborn.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Frick N Orson. Sunday, The V Dubs.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Bucko.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Jordan Fleming, Spank N The Monkey. Saturday, Tre Soul, Tom Christie. Sunday, Loko, Wharf Life.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Ashley Knight.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Zane Penn.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, The Remedy.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Crawfish Stew Band.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Lee Rolfe. Sunday, Daxton Monaghan.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Loose Bazooka. Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Trakata.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Murph. Saturday, Boe & Jye. Sunday, Nicko.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Ready Am Fire ft. Toe To Toe, Bare Bones, Ebolagoldish, Dal Failure, The Australian Beefweek Show, Tlk Sht!, Tear You Apart, Sentimental Abuse, Landon Elliott River.

Snake Gully Hotel Friday, Zane Penn.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Karen O'Shea.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, The Double Up Lounge ft DJ Dan Phelan. Friday, Friday Night Zoo, The New Black Shades, Red City. Saturday, Matt T Wall. Sunday, Passport To Airlie Band Comp.

Star Hotel Friday, Hot Fox. Saturday, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Bruce Mathiske’s Guitar Lounge.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

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

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, The Rattlesnakes.

Sunnyside Tavern Friday, Pistol Pete.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Shivoo.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Rock Factor.

Tanilba Bay Golf Club Friday, Hendo.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Frets With Benefits.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Layth Gunn.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Zane Penn Duo, Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Kyle Cartner.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Boney Rivers. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Wallsend Winter Fair Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Sami.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Matt Gaudry. Sunday, Anyerin. 

Warners At The Bay Friday, Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi show, Jason Bone. Saturday, Mardmax.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, 4 Letter Word.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, 2GoodReasons, Herman’s Hermits. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Milestones. Saturday, Helen & Friends, Wild Oats. Sunday, John Larder, Schtick Men.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, The Leadbellies.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Tim Harding.

MOVIES

An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power (MA) Ex-US Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. (Tower)

Annabelle: Creation (MA) A dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Atomic Blonde (MA) An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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) Jonathan Teplitzky’s historical drama about Winston Churchill’s objections to the risky D-Day invasion plan. Wracked with guilt over his role in Gallipoli, Churchill fears making the same mistake twice. (Regal)

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

Dunkirk (M) Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Monsieur Chocolate (M) The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century. (Lake Cinema)

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

The Big Sick (M) A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

The Eagle Huntress (G) A 13-year-old girl trains to become the first female eagle hunter in the 1,000-year history of her family’s tribe. (Regal)

The Promise (M) Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, it follows a love triangle between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. (Regal)

The Time Of Their Lives (M) A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend in order to journey from London to France for her ex-lover's funeral, with the various mishaps en route making the trip unforgettable.

The Trip To Spain (M) Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a 6 part episodic road trip through Spain. Sampling the restaurants, eateries and sights along the way. (Tower)

The Zoo Keeper’s Wife (M) A heroic Polish couple help save hundreds of people and animals during WWII by sheltering them in the basement of the Warsaw zoo.

Their Finest (M) A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. (Regal)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (M) In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

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

War for the Planet of the Apes (M) A nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar becomes embroiled in a battle with an army of humans.

Welcome To The Sticks (M) A French postman's assignment is in the north instead of the coveted Cote d'Azur. (Regal)

Wind River (MA) An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

THEATRE

Cats (abridged) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about cats meeting and talking about their lives as they compete for a special prize. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows).

Les Miserables A prisoner jailed for stealing a loaf of bread helps care for people after his release and becomes involved in a revolt against a corrupt regime; musical set in 19th century France. Metropolitan Players, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. plays Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, plus 2pm Saturday, until August 26, and a 2pm show on Sunday, August 20.

Love’s Labour’s Lost A young king who has sworn off women while he studies is visited by an attractive princess; amusing Shakespeare look at relationships. Reamus Youth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until August 26, plus 2pm Sunday on August 13 and 20.

The Game’s Afoot An actor who has played Sherlock Holmes throughout his career sets up an investigation at a Christmas party after someone tries to kill him; lively comedy-drama by Ken Ludwig. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm, until September 2, plus 2pm Sunday on August 27.

Neel Kolhatkar The renowned comedian becomes different characters who make insightful comments on youth, media, gender and race. Lizotte’s Newcastle, Lambton. Friday at 8.30pm (dinner available from 6pm).