Your guide to Newcastle's best entertainment this week

VOCAL: Camp Cope's Georgia Maq, left, will play the Hamilton Station Hotel on Saturday, her first show since her onstage protest about the lack of female artists at the Falls Festival made headlines.
VOCAL: Camp Cope's Georgia Maq, left, will play the Hamilton Station Hotel on Saturday, her first show since her onstage protest about the lack of female artists at the Falls Festival made headlines.


5 Sawyers Thursday, DJ Jonathan. Friday, Alessandro. Saturday, DJ Perry Carter. Sunday, Prestige Inc.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Dave Feint.

Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Steel City.

Bar Petite Friday, Danny & Jake Duo. Saturday, Jerome.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Ian Papworth. Friday, Codi Kaye. Saturday, Elisa Kate. Sunday, Robbie Long.

Beach Hotel Saturday, D.Love. Sunday, Misbehave.

Belmont 16s Friday, Blue Suede Boppers, Megan Core. Cruzers, The Andy Show. Sunday, 2 Left Feet.

Belmont Hotel Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Loko. Saturday, Code Red.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Lennie Live. Saturday, Siren.

The Bradford Friday, Zac and Ben. Saturday, Beau Hatch Duo.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Underachiever, All In A Year, Okin Osan, Rum Jungle. Saturday, ColourSound ft. Solomon Campbell, Phil Shaw, Ryan Paul, Tomas Truban, Tomek (Glasshouse), The Venom Lips, Friday Night Zoo, Kingsley James (Warehouse). Sunday, Four Year Strong (US), Knocked Loose (US) (Glasshouse), Bermuda Bloom, Wysper (Warehouse).

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Tailgate Drive. Saturday, Mardmax.

Catho Pub Saturday, Bob Allan. Sunday, Steve Edmonds Band.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Holly Mae.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Phonic.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Mick Jones.

Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Civic Theatre Thursday, Jimmy Carr (UK).

Club Catalina Sunday, Roxy.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Club Maitland City Friday, Bernie Ayrton.

Colliery Inn Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. Saturday, Zane Penn.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Cotton Sax and Strings.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Romney Watts. Saturday, 2 To The Floor.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Saturday, Ryan Daley, DJ Willan, Robbie Long, Sunday Avenue. Sunday, Casey Bellamy, DJs Eclipse & Grizzy, D.Love, DJ Kstar, DJ Ules.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Brien McVernon. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Viagro.

Customs House Friday, Ben Travis. Saturday, Jackson Halliday. Sunday, Sunset Club.

D'Albora Marina Friday, Pete McCredie. Sunday, Kazzie.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Friday, Andrew G. Saturday, DJ Cotton. Sunday, Wayne Rogers.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Hurricane Fall. Saturday, The Big Bang. Sunday, Cotton Sax & Strings.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Code Red.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Steel City. Saturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Misbehave.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Angie.

Finnegans Saturday, Chunky Dip.

Flow Bar – Old Bar Saturday, Kim Churchill.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, 2 To The Floor. Sunday, Katie N Feff.

George Tavern Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, The New Cool.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Lily Dior Quartet.

Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, Kim Churchill.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Hayden Shepherd. Saturday, 24 Hours.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Valhalore, Grim Demise, PurEnvY, Chambers of Insanity. Saturday, Georgia Maq, Spencer Scott, Rachel Maria Cox. Sunday, Scumbag, Grim Disparo, Loose Unit, Body Melt.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Brendan Murphy, Paperboy. Sunday, Howie & Alex.

Hawks Nest Golf Club Friday, Allan Freihaut.

Hexham Bowling Club Sunday, Anthony Lee.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Paperboy. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Lisa Hunt & Forever Soul.

Hotel Delany Friday, Luke Sorensen. Saturday, Sundays Record.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Crawfish Stew.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Jewells Tavern Sunday, James Naldo.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Max Jackson.

Kent Hotel Friday, The V Dubs. Saturday, The Smarts.

King Street Hotel Friday, Toneshiftez, Gillies, Linxar, Activist, DJ Rokit. Saturday, Anthems.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, The Levymen.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Saturday, Murray Byfield. Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Hey Lady, Just Breathe, Diplazar. Saturday,  Sister Rosicky, Dane Overton & The Joy Williams Band, Bravo Victor. Sunday, Lovegas.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Mo Comedy ft. Isaac Butterfield, Soame Chopra, Brendon Knott, Glenn Majurey, Andrew Milos, Clinton Starrett and Steven White. Friday, 19-Twenty. Saturday, Russell Morris, Whistle Dixie. 

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, KR Duo. Sunday, The Gleesons.

Mark Hotel Sunday, The V Dubs.

Marks Point Sports Club Friday, Matt Semmens.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Max Jackson.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Tyler John.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Lee Rolfe.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, One World. Saturday, Full Throttle. Sunday, Metro’s Muso Muster.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Shivoo, DJ Angelo. Saturday, Gen-R-8, Alessandro.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Murray Byfield.

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Holly Mae Wilson. Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Mick Jones.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Green Ginger.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Deborah Sinclair.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Purple Hearts.

Newcastle Airport Friday, Kazzie.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Love That Hat.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Kristy Coote & Zac Crawford. Saturday,  Allon.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Xyz.

Pelican RSL Club Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Ethan Latsinos, The New Cool. Saturday, Bandditts. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Plough Inn Friday, James Naldo.

Potters Brewery Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Brendan Murphy.

Premier Hotel Sunday, Trancemission.

Queens Wharf Hotel Thursday, Jerome. Friday, Holly Mae, Uptown Duo. Saturday, Kylie Jane, The Gaudrys. Sunday, Loko, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Tailgate Drive.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Crawfish Stew Band.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Chris Unicomb. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Misbehave. Sunday, Kristy James.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Reg Sinclair.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, The Way.

Small Ballroom Monday, Knuckle Puck, Roam.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Rendezvous. Saturday, Summerland Kings.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Kristy James.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Michael Bryers.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Friday Night Zoo, Red City, Byren Sawell. Saturday, Andy Abra Band. 

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Karen & Milton. Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Marriah.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Jim Neal.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Witchery.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Tea Gardens Hotel Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Ethan Latsinos. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, The Remedy. Saturday, Beau Hatch.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Glen Harrison.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Hummdinger. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Michael Bryers. Sunday, Jesse Fildes.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, Duncan Woods.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Jim Overend. Saturday, The DuoTones.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Hayden Johns.

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

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Soundscape. Saturday, Phoenix, Rock This City Band. Sunday, Kellie Cain, Kevin Borich.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Ryan Daley.



18-20 For The Love Of Mrs Brown (UK) - Newcastle Entertainment Centre

20 Thrashville ft. Frenzal Rhomb, Batpiss, King Parrot & more - Dashville

26 In Hearts Wake - Cambridge

27-28 The Black Sorrows - Lizotte’s


3 Iron Chic (US) - Hamilton Station Hotel

10 Crossroads Blues In The Vines ft. Buddy Guy (US), Ian Moss, Diesel, Russell Morris - Roche Estate

10 Tim Hart (Boy & Bear) - Lizotte’s

11 Celtic Woman - Civic Theatre

15 Unwritten Law - Small Ballroom

16 Tori Forsyth - Small Ballroom


Ali’s Wedding (M) After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl. (Lake Cinema)

All The Money In The World (R) The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Breathe (M) The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. (Tower)

Call Me By Your Name (M) Summer of 1983, Northern Italy. An American-Italian is enamored by an American student who comes to study and live with his family. Together they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them. (Tower) 

Coco (PG) Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz.

Darkest Hour (PG) Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

Downsizing (M) Imagine what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall & propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.

Ferdinand (G) After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home.

Final Portrait (M) The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. (Lake Cinema)

Home Again (PG) Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. (Lake Cinema)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG) Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.

Murder On The Orient Express (M) When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. (Lake Cinema) 

Paddington 2 (G) Now happily settled with the Brown family, Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Pitch Perfect 3 (M) Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Stars Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (M) Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers.

The Greatest Showman (PG) The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (PG) Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

The Post (M) A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MA) After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police.

Three Summers (M) At a summer music festival, the feisty lead singer of an Irish folk band meets a folk music-hating Theremin player and sparks literally fly. (Lake Cinema)

Wonder (PG) A boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he's an ordinary kid.


Dead Centre and Sea Wall This double bill by Tom Holloway and Simon Stephens looks at factors that alter the relationship between a couple, with the woman moving from England to Australia in Dead Centre to try to escape her past, and the man looking in Sea Wall at issues in a coastal region that affected them. Stooged Theatre, at the Catapult Dance Studios, Newcastle West. Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 6pm, until January 21, plus Friday, January 19, at 7.30pm.

For the Love of Mrs Brown Widow Mrs Brown uses internet social media to try to get a romantic partner for Valentine’s Day, and her family use diverse means to win relationships; amusing live version of the TV series with writer-actor Brendan O’Carroll as Mrs Brown. Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Nightly from Thursday, January 18, to Saturday, January 20, at 7.30pm, plus 2pm Saturday.

Honk Jr Lively musical adaptation of fairy tale The Ugly Duckling, with a young cast playing the farmyard animals with very different views of a very unusual baby bird. Maitland Musical Society. Maitland Pro Cathedral (St John’s Hall): Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 2pm. James Theatre, Dungog: Saturday, January 20, at 7.30pm, Sunday, January 21, at 2pm.

Mo Comedy in January A showcase of Newcastle’s comedic talent, including Isaac Butterfield, Soame Chopra, Brendon Knott, Glenn Majurey, Andrew Milos, Clinton Starrett and Steven White, hosted by award-winning comedian, Jason Starrett, to raise funds for Movember. Lizotte’s, Lambton. Thursday, dinner and show from 6pm; show only at 8.30pm.

Take Me to Neverland Newcastle playwright Riley McLean reworks, with comedy and drama, the story of Peter Pan and shows how his experiences as an orphan and psychiatric patient left him determined not to grow up. Bearfoot Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Nightly from Thursday, January 11, to Saturday, January 13, at 7pm, plus 2pm Saturday.