Your guide to music, movies and theatre in the Hunter

SESSION: Winner of The Voice Australia Karise Eden plays Lizotte’s on Sunday.
SESSION: Winner of The Voice Australia Karise Eden plays Lizotte’s on Sunday.


5 Sawyers Friday, Devultra. Sunday, Howard Shearman Duo.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Mardmax Duo. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, James Naldo.

Bar Petite Friday, Jerome.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Nicko. Friday, Little Cents. Sunday, Elisa Kate.

Beach Hotel Friday, Onshore. Saturday, D. Love. Sunday, The V Dubs.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Tailgate Drive.

Belmont 16s Friday, Manpower Australia. Saturday, Uptown/Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Steel City. Saturday, Voodoo Express.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Hurricane Fall. Saturday, 24 Hours.

The Bradford Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Burwood Inn Friday, Tim Rossington.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, NE Obliviscaris. Friday, Motherfunk. Saturday, Cattle Decapitation, Ill Natured.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Ethan Latsinos. Saturday, Amigos.

Carrington Place Thursday, Jack McLaughlin’s Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band.

Catho Pub Saturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, The Mason Rack Band.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Beth Gleeson. Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Central Hotel Stroud Friday, 2 To The Floor. Saturday, Hendo.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Zane Penn Duo.

Civic Theatre Friday, RAW Comedy.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Ashley Knight. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Club Catalina Sunday, Layth Gunn.

Club Kotara Friday, This Is The Moment Karaoke. Saturday, Loko.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Jumpin Jukebox. Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Club Maitland City Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Colliery Inn Friday, Greg Bryce.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Deborah Sinclair.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Chris Unicomb. Saturday, Outerphase.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Sunday, Mick Jones.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Karaoke Widows.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Thursday, Karaoke Klubhouse. Saturday, Josh & Liv. Sunday, Emily Smith.

Customs House Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Jordan Fleming. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Tim Harding.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Scully.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Redline.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Shape Trilogy. Saturday, State FX. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Max Jackson.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, All Access 80s. Sunday, Tailgate Drive.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Amigos. Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.

The Edwards Friday, Dane Ftizsimmons. Saturday, James Bennett.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Sunday Avenue, Brian McVernon.

Family HotelMaitland Friday, Sami.

Finnegans Saturday, Bliss.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Marriah.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, The Bad and The Ugly. Sunday, Smokin Wine. Sunday, Smokin Wine.

George Tavern Friday, Tailgate Drive. Saturday, KR Duo.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Lani.

Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, David Blumberg and Maraby Band. Saturday, Baghead. Sunday, Adam Scriven.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Mardy Leith.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Perry Carter. Saturday, Big Night Out.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Sarah and Zac Re Latched. Sunday, Robbie Long.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Rendezvous.

Honeysuckle Hotel Sunday, Soundabout.

Horse and Jockey Hotel Friday, Arley Black.

Hotel Cessnock Thursday, The Tantrums.

Hotel Delany Friday, Matt Meler. Saturday, Mojo Bandits.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Ryan Daley.

Imperial Hotel Saturday, Spin Gents.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Thunderstruck.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters tribute band. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Bonny Rai.

Kent Hotel Thursday, Karaoke, DJ. Friday, Misbehave, DJ. Saturday, Overload, DJ. Sunday, Giant Blues Band. Monday, Karaoke. Tuesday, Live Night.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Saturday, Maryanne Rex. Sunday, Nick Read.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, The V Dubs.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Midnight Movers, Weather the Lizard, Cooks & Bakers.

Lizotte’s Friday, Fire and Rain - The James Taylor Songbook by Darren Coggan. Saturday, Burlesque The Circus. Sunday, Karise Eden.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, Brown Bear & Hooves.

Mark Hotel Friday, Jason Ray. Saturday, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Mary Ellen Friday, Shaka. Saturday, Phonic. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Glen Harrison, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Phil McKnight.  

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Rumour Trio. Saturday, The Years.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Abbasback, Alessandro. Saturday, Alias, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Tyler John.

Morisset Country Club Friday, Mel’s Karaoke. Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Karen Soper.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Reg Sinclair. Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Jason Ray.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Charlotte Rose.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Josh & Liv. Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Tim Harding.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Friday, James Osborn. Saturday, Anyerin.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Holly Mae. Sunday, The Years.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Sophie Aked Duo. Saturday, Tim Rossington.

Oriental Hotel Friday, Lecia Louise.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Dos Eager.

Pelican RSL Saturday, The Amigos. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Matt McLaren, The New Cool. Saturday, Jackson Broadway. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Potters Brewery Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Kim.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Daxton Monaghan.

Premier Hotel Saturday, The Big Bang Band. Sunday, Anthology.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Bobby C.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, The New Cool.

Rathmines Bowling Club

Sunday, Layth Gunn.

Royal Federal HotelBranxton Friday, Voodoo Express. Saturday, Sundays Record.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, The Way.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Kelly Hope. Sunday, James Naldo.

Royal Oak Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.

Rutherford Hotel Friday, Ethan Latsinos.

Salamander Shores Friday, Mick Jones.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Soundabout. Sunday, Arley Black.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, The Remedy.

Shoal Bay Country Club Hotel Saturday, Junior & Luana, Grant Walmsley Freebird Blues Band.

Shortland Hotel Friday, James Naldo. Saturday, Mick Jones.

Small Ballroom Thursday, Unwritten Law.

Snake Gully Hotel Friday, Layth Gunn.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Phil McKnight.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Friday, Phil McKnight. Saturday, Arley Black.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Kristy James.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Freya Josephine Hollick & Ben Leece. Saturday, The Urban Chiefs.

Star Hotel Saturday, Purple Hearts.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Jim Overend. Saturday, DV8. Sunday, Easy Daze.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Big Pete.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Live Baby Live INXS show.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Croq.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Marriah.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, David Cazalet ‘Elvis Tribute Show’.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Kim and Mik. Saturday, Sami. Sunday, Swing Katz.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Kim.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Jumpin Jukebox. Sunday, Roxy.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Brendan Murphy.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Kellie Cain. Sunday, Big Pete.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Bob Allan.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, Jazz With A View.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Clean State.

Warners Bay Hotel Friday, Friday DJ’s.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Jessica Cain.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Love That Hat.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Tre Soul Trio. Saturday, The Rumour Trio. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Thursday, Grant Walmsley Freebird Jam night. Friday, Viagro. Saturday, Pap N That, Mason Rack Band. Sunday, Tim Rossignton, Fish Fry + Pow Wow.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Bust A Thong.


Black Panther (M) T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

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, newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on.

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

Insidiuos: 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.

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

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.

Phantom Thread (MA) Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Raising Arizona (M) (1987) When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

The Florida Project (MA) Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows 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. (Lake Cinema)

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

Winchester (M) Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.


Burlesque The Circus Bright fusion of burlesque, dancers and circus for adults. Birdcage Burlesque and Circus Avalon, at Lizotte’s, Lambton. Saturday, dinner and show from 6pm; show only at 8.30pm.

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 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm, until February 24, plus Friday, February 23, at 7pm.

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, at 7pm.

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.

RAW Comedy 2018 Budding comics show in five-minute segments how funny they are, as they compete in a heat for a place in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s RAW Comedy event. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Friday, at 8pm.

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. Thursday, at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm.