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GIG OF THE WEEK: Art-pop artist Jessica Cerro, better known as Montaigne, will showcase her stellar vocals at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday night.
GIG OF THE WEEK: Art-pop artist Jessica Cerro, better known as Montaigne, will showcase her stellar vocals at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday night.

MUSIC

5 Sawyers Friday, AK Morris. Saturday, DJ Sean Andrews.

Albion Hotel Wickham Saturday, Lauren Arms.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Counterpart. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Argyle House Wednesday, Sweet Kicks silent disco.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Bar Petite Saturday, Kylie Jane.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Sophie Aked. Friday, Codi Kaye. Saturday, Aqwa.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Rock Oz.

Belmont 16s Wednesday, Patrick Brady. Friday, On The Prowl, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Loko, Matt Semmens.

Belmont Hotel Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Bon Jovi Experience. Saturday, Gen X.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Bob Allan. Saturday, Xyz.

The Bradford Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Vortex.

Bulahdelah Bowling Club Friday, Pocket Aces.

Burwood Inn Friday, Mark Wells.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Montaigne. Sunday, The Pits, All In A Year, Trouble in Paradise, Fungus.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Kellie Cain. Saturday, The V Dubs.

Carrington Place Thursday, Jack McLaughlins Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band. Friday, Louis Abell.

Catho Pub Saturday, Lee Rolfe. Sunday, Club Esky.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Howard Shearman. Saturday, Anyerin.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Chris Daniel.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Purple Hearts.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, The DuoTones.

Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Civic Theatre Sunday, Celtic Woman (IRE).

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Arley Black. Saturday, Todd Schmoo.

Club Catalina Sunday, Bobby C.

Club Kotara Saturday, Cruzers.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Kim and Mik. Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Club Maitland City Friday, Solid Gold Party.

Colliery Inn Friday, Matt McLaren.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Sami.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth ​Friday, Kyle Cartner. Saturday, Katie N Feff.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Ben Travis. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Angel Gear.

Crown & Anchor Hotel

Customs House Wednesday, Perry Carter. Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Layth Gunn.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Matt Scullion. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Jumpin Jukebox. Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Overload. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Full Throttle. Saturday, Wicked.

The Edwards Friday, Loui Abell & Jerome. Saturday, Hockey Dad (instore performance), Howard Shearman.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, James Naldo.

Finnegans Saturday, Savage.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Loose Change.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Arcane. Sunday, Junior and Luana.

George Tavern Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Deuce.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Adam Miller Trio.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Joel Oakhill.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Hayden Shepherd. Saturday, Triple Zero.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Jamie Hay, The World At A Glance, George Booth, Boudicca. Friday, Zeolite, Ame Noire, Setmeonfire, Corotted. Saturday, Grasshole, King Coyote, The Med Heads. 

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, State FX. Saturday, Arley Black, Jimmy Craz Band. Sunday, Shaka.

Hawks Nest Golf Club Thursday, Let The Mango. Friday, Robbie Urquhart.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Whiskey Business.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Big Bang Band. Saturday, Uptown.

Hotel Cessnock Thursday, Higher Ground.

Hotel Delany Friday, Surian. Saturday, Overload.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Shivoo.

Imperial Hotel SIngleton Saturday, Viagro.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Hurricane Fall.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Jordan Fleming.

Kahibah Sports Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Kent Hotel Wednesday, Zane Penn. Friday, Triple Zero.

King Street Hotel Friday, UNI Student Night. Saturday, Saturdays At King.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Josh & Liv.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Ben Woodham.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, 24 Hours.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, DJ Perry Carter.

Lass O’Gowrie Thurs, Creative Creatures Open Mic. Friday, The Not Nots, Moot, The High Andies.

Lizotte’s Wednesday, Chelsea Berman, Spin Gents, Midnight Movers. Thursday, 8 Ball Aitken. Friday, Mark Tinson Book Launch. Saturday, Tim Hart, Luke Thompson.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Russell Snape.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, KR Duo. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mark Hotel Friday, Pepper & JV. Saturday, Mike Vee. Sunday, Loko.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Jackson Broadway. Saturday, Phase III. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Rebecca Johnson Band.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Reg Sinclair. 

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Max Jackson.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Brazillian Brothers Duo.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Prestige Inc, DJ Searly. Saturday, Misbehave, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Bob Allan.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Gerda +1.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Sami.

Nelson Bay Diggers Jade & Willow. Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Matt Semmens.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Mick Jones.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Mark Wood. Saturday, Fool On A Stool.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Mardy Leith, Bandditts. Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Plough Inn Friday, Chris Daniel.

Potters Brewery Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Arley Black.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Lithium. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, 3 Of A Kind. Saturday, Stp.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Gaz N Gaz.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Cotton Sax and Strings. Sunday, Allan Freihaut.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Salamander Tavern Friday, Redline.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Outerphase. Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Trataka.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Zac & Ben. Sunday, Gareth Hudson.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Outerphase.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Lich King (US), Hidden Intent, Cerebral Contortion, Grim Demise, PurEnvy.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Shaka.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Wednesday, The Scullion Sessions ft. Amber Lawrence & Damien Baguley. Friday, The Fossicks. Saturday, The Craw, The Ride Ons, Biggs Project.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Witchery.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Redline.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

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

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Moondogs.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Jamie Martens Duo. Saturday, James Naldo.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Leeroy & Ross. Sunday, John Larder. 

Toronto Workers Saturday, Two Left Feet. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Glen Harrison.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Sideshow. Sunday, Romney Watts.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Jim Overend. 

Warners At The Bay Friday, Pistol Pete.

Saturday, The Last Stand – Chisel Barnes show.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, The Smarts.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Beth Gleeson.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Anthology. 

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, The Remedy Trio. Saturday, The Big Bang. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Wednesday, The Wild Oats, Friday Night Zoo. Friday, Phil Emmanuel, Bounty Hunters. Saturday, Sophie Aked Duo, The Years. Sunday, Mark Wood, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Emile.

THEATRE

Celtic Woman – Voices of Angels Irish singers, dancers and musicians celebrate their homeland’s rich music and cultural heritage. TEG Live, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Sunday, at 3pm.

Little Women – The Musical Four young sisters, led by would-be novelist Jo, try to show in the 1860s that women are as adept as men; adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Young People's Theatre and Lindsay Street Players, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ends February 24. Go to ypt.org.au for days and times. 4961 4895.

Love Letters A man and woman who began writing romantic notes to each other as teenagers continue the practice throughout their lives; funny and moving work by A.R. Gurney. Bare Productions. Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin, Saturday and February 17, at 7pm; 4998 7766. Harp of Erin Theatre, Wollombi, Wednesday, February 14, dinner and show at 6.30pm; 4998 3230.

Newcastle Comedy Showcase Pro and amateur Newcastle comedians show their amusing and very different styles. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7pm. Door sales.

Our Land People Stories Bangarra Dance Theatre’s indigenous performers use dance to tell three stories about their peoples’ backgrounds, including their relationship with Governor Macquarie. Civic Theatre, Fri & Sat, at 8pm. 

Out of Order A junior government minister gets more than he bargained for when he takes an attractive opposition secretary to a hotel bedroom during a parliamentary sitting; comedy by Ray Cooney. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until February 24, and 2pm Sunday matinees on February 18 and 25.

The Diamonds Song and dance celebration of great divas including Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, and others. SMA Productions, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Friday, at 8pm, with foyer activities from 7.30pm. 4993 4266.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen’s adaptation of his book for young people about a family and their musical dog on the title search; lively adventure for all ages. Andrew Kay & Associates, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Wednesday, at 4pm, and Thursday, February 15, at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. 4929 1977. 

MOVIES

Breathe (M) Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed. (Lake Cinema) 

Darkest Hour (PG) During the early days of World War II, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (this year’s Golden Globe Winner, Gary Oldman) must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Den of Thieves (MA) While planning a bank heist, a thief gets trapped between two sets of criminals.

Fifty Shades Freed (MA) The third installment of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy.

Insidious: The Last Key (M) The fourth installment of the 'Insidious' franchise.

I, Tonya (MA) Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (PG) In a brand new Jumanji adventure, 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. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it.

Just to Be Sure (M) When 45-year-old widower Erwan discovers by accident that the man who raised him isn't his real dad, he begins a search for his biological father. (Tower)

Lady Bird (M) The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (M) In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. 

Molly’s Game (M) Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game. 

Nick Jr’s Paw Patrol (G) Cool down with the PAW Patrol as they make a splash to save the day in 2 new underwater adventures! 

Sweet Country (MA) A period western set in 1929 in the Australian outback. An Aboriginal stockman kills a white station owner and goes on the run. (Tower)

Tad the Lost Explorer (PG) Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.

The Florida Project (MA) Six-year-old Moonee gets into mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living the shadow of Disney World. (Tower)

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 Post (M) A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

The Shape of Water (MA) An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. (Tower)

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. 

Wonder (PG) A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he's just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn't skin deep.

UPCOMING GIGS

February

15 Unwritten Law (US) - Small Ballroom

16 Tori Forsyth - Small Ballroom

18 Karise Eden - Lizotte’s

24 Holy Holy - Small Ballroom

24 The Living End, Spiderbait, The Lemonheads (US), Veruca Salt (US), The Fauves, Tumbleweed - Bimbadgen

25 Eugene Hideaway Bridges (US) - Lizotte’s

28 David Duchovny (US) – Wests NEX

March

2 Tired Lion - Cambridge

3 Jimmy Carr (UK) - Civic Theatre

7 Turnover (US) - Small Ballroom

8 Shaun Kirk - 5 Sawyers

10 James Blunt (UK), Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd, Karise Eden - Bimbadgen 

10 Damien Leith - Lizotte’s

10 Abbe May - Cambridge

11 Willow Beats - Cambridge

11 Rick & John Brewster - Lizotte’s

15 The Butterfly Effect - Cambridge

17 Chocolate Starfish - Cambridge

18 The Brothers Comatose (US) - Flow Bar

18 Russell Morris - Toronto Hotel

21 The Smith Street Band - Bar On The Hill

22 Harry Manx (CAN) - Lizotte’s

24 Crossroads Country In The Vines ft. Billy Ray Cyrus (US), Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan, John Williamson  - Roche Estate

24 Dragon - Lizotte’s

24 Mia Dyson - 48 Watt Street

24 Allday - Cambridge

March 29 April 2 Bluesfest, ft Robert Plant (US), John Butler, Lionel Richie (US), Jose Gonzalez (SWE), Tash Sultana, Sheryl Crow (US), Melissa Etheridge (US), Lauryn Hill (US), Dan Sultan, Kesha, Benjamin Booker (US) & more – Byron Bay

25 Canned Heat (US) - Lizotte’s

27 John Waite (UK) - Wests New Lambton

29 You Am I - Cambridge

April

2 Newton Faulkner (UK) - Lizotte’s

6 Jimmy Barnes - Civic Theatre

6 Don Walker - 48 Watt Street

6 Mental As Anything - Lizotte’s

12 Thundamentals - Cambridge

13 Heaps Good Friends - Small Ballroom

13 Thundamentals - Cambridge

15 Kate Miller-Heidke - Civic Park

26 Simple Plan (CAN) - Wests NEX

27-29 The Gum Ball ft. Remi, The Cribs (UK), Rocket Science, Butterfingers, The Aints, Screamfeeder, Ben Salter, Terra Lightfoot (Can), Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes & more - Dashville

28 Rose Tattoo - Cambridge

28 Groovin The Moo ft. Royal Blood (UK), Portugal. The Man (US), The Amity Affliction, Ball Park Music, Paul Kelly, Grinspoon, Amine (US), Vera Blue, Flight Facilities, Dean Lewis & more - Maitland Showground

May

1-2 The Whitlams - Lizotte’s

5 Narara Music Festival ft. Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca, William Crighton, Shaun Kirk & more - Mt Penang Gardens

5-6 Barry Humphries - Civic Theatre

10 DZ Deathrays - Cambridge

11 Angus & Julia Stone - Civic Theatre

15 Dr Feelgood (UK) - Lizotte’s

19 Silverstein (US) - Cambridge

20 Julia Morris - Civic Theatre

27 Rick Price & Jack Jones - Civic Theatre

June

22 Amber Lawrence - Lizotte’s

July

15 Bay City Roller (UK) - Wests New Lambton

December

6 Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (UK) - Cambridge

8 Shania Twain (US) - Hope Estate