Your guide to music, movies and theatre in the Hunter

MONSTER LINE-UP: Spiderbait will perform at Bimbadgen on Saturday.

MONSTER LINE-UP: Spiderbait will perform at Bimbadgen on Saturday.


5 Sawyers Friday, AK Moriss. Saturday, Alessandro. Sunday, Sundays Record Duo.

48 Watt Street Saturday, 48 Bourbon Street - A Taste Of New Orleans.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, James Martens Duo. Sunday, Andrew G.

Australia HotelCessnock Saturday, Ashleigh Knight.

Bar On The Hill Friday, Sleepers.

Bar Petite Saturday, Holly Mae.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Sophie Aked. Friday, DLove. Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, Fool An A Stool.

Beach Hotel Friday, Diplazar. Saturday, Sunday Avenue. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Todd Schmoo.

Belmont 16s Friday, Nightmoves/TY, The Eagles Show ‘The Heart of The Matter’. Saturday, The Big Bang Band/Emily Smith. Sunday, Rich & Famous.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, The Tantrums.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Alias.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Motown Magic. Sunday, Rave On.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Dunan Woods. Saturday, Rock Oz.

The Bradford Friday, Outlaw Avenue. Saturday, X And Y.

Burwood Inn Friday, Dane Fitzsimmons.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, New Candys. Sunday, Snape.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Ashley Knight, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Beau Hatch Band.

Catho Pub Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, Four To The Floor.

Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Tre Soul.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Emily Smith. Saturday, Tom Christie.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Brendan Watson.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, The Gaudrys.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Mardmax Duo.

Chelmsford Hotel Saturday, Mullet Fest.

Civic Theatre Saturday, Johnny Cash The Concert.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Club Azzurri Saturday, Skies Collide, Words of Elizabeth, One More Weekend.

Club Catalina Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Club Kotara Saturday, The Smarts, Bob Bryan. 

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Solid Gold Party. Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Club Maitland City Friday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Colliery Inn Friday, Mick Jones.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Lee Rolfe.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Ben Woodham. Saturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Friday, Crocq. Saturday, Nicko, Ron Knight & The Daze Band. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Kim. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Wednesday Karaoke Klubhouse. Sunday, Anyerin.

Customs House Wednesday, Hayden Shepherd. Friday, Liam Endersby. Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Adam Miller.

D'Albora Marina Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Glenn Harrison.

Denman Hotel Saturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Kempy.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Triple Zero. Saturday, Hurricane Fall. Sunday, Cotton, Sax & Strings.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Darren.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Four To The Floor. Saturday, Outerphase.

The Edwards Friday, The Family Dog. Saturday, The Dew Cats.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.

Family HotelMaitland Friday, Romney Watts.

Finnegans Friday, House Tunes. Saturday, Luke La Beat.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Misbehave.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Loose Lips. Sunday, Gareth Jay.

George Tavern Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Dan Runchel Band.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Guitarra Flamenca.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday & Sunday, Van Walker.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Alessandro. Saturday, Sundays Record.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Friday, Bitchcraft.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, The V Dubs. Saturday, Tim Pringle, The Core. Sunday, Kristy J.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, 3 Of A Kind. Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Hotel Cessnock Thursday, Brazillian Brothers. Friday, Spank N The Monkey.

Hotel Delany Friday, Sean Andrews. Saturday, Project X.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, The Duo Tones.

Imperial Hotel Saturday, Smokin Rosie.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo. Sunday, Bobby C.

The Junction Hotel Saturday, Jason Bone.

Kent Hotel Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Alias.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Phonic Duo.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Duncan Woods.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Casey Bellamy. Saturday, Brien McVernon & Friends Band.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Planets of the 8’s, Mucho Sonar, Drug Mother. Saturday, Lennie Tranter & The Bagism Revelation, Simon Relft.

Lemon Tree Passage (Lemon Jam) Sunday, Mustang.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Harry Manx. Friday, Shaken Not Stirred - The Music of James Bond. Saturday, Simply The Best - Tina Turner Show. Sunday, Eugene Hideaway Bridges. Monday, Live N Local.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Bandditts. Sunday, Adrianna Mac Duo.

Mark Hotel Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, The Years.

Mary Ellen Friday, Rocket. Saturday, Band Of Burds. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Just Jade. Saturday, Glam Stars.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Kempy.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Damien. Saturday, Matty G.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Too Pretty For Punk. Saturday, Loko. Sunday Jayde.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, The Years, DJ Angelo. Saturday, Shivoo, DJ Searly. Sunday, Kazzie.

Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay Friday, Darren. Saturday, Karen Soper.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Gary Wallace.

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Briend McVernon.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Pap & That.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Ron Knight.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, The Levymen. Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, Bobby C.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Newcastle Leagues Club – The Vault

Saturday, Flaming Wreckage & The Black Swamp.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Brent Murphy. Saturday, Gareth Jay.

Pedens Cessnock

Friday, Hurricane Fall. Saturday, Amigos.

Pelican RSL Saturday, Misbehave.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Pete McCredie, Zane Penn Duo. Saturday, The Remedy Duo. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Potters Brewery Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Evergreen. Sunday, The V Dubs.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Mark Wells Duo.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Mick Jones.

Redhead Bowling Club Saturday, Annie O’Dee & The Hot Shots.

River Royal Inn Morpeth Friday, Hendo.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Project X. Saturday, Hard Hitter.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Witchery.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, Bob Allan.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Rock Oz. Sunday, Matt Bowles.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Howard Shearman. Saturday, The Levymen. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Shoal Bay Resort & Spa Saturday, Ron Knight & The Daze Band.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Anyerin.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Smoke N Mirrors.

Small Ballroom Friday, Cooked Memories.

Snake Gully Hotel Friday, Murray Byfield.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Jumpin Jukebox.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Frick N Orson.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Free Fallin’ - A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, 2good Reasons.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Peter Stefanson.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, No Contol. Saturday, Kazzie.

Toronto Diggers Friday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Lunasea. Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Toronto Workers Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Kempy. Sunday, Damien.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Hue Williams.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Mardmax Duo.

Warners Bay Hotel Friday, Friday DJ’s.

Weston Workers Saturday, The Years.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, The Rattle. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, The Porkers. Saturday, The Wickham Park Hotel. Sunday, Brent Murphy.


Between Land & Sea (E) A year in the ever changing life of an Atlantic surf town. (Tower)

Black Panther (M) Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, but when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Darkest Hour (PG) A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. (Lake Cinema, Kotara)

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (MA) A rare insight into a deeply personal story encompassing the dizzying highs and extreme lows of his private and public life, made even more intimate by Clapton’s voice-over narrative assembled from historic and newly recorded interviews.

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

Finding Your Feet (M) ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Staunton) finds the courage to reinvent herself after she flees a broken marriage to stay with her bohemian sister in London. Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley, Finding Your Feet is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy proving it’s never too late to start again.

Game Night (MA) A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

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

Paddington 2 (G) Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, 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.

The Commuter (M) A businessman on his daily commute home gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

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

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 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.

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


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. Friday, at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows).

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, Sunday at 2pm (final shows).

Twelfth Night. A couple separated by a shipwreck travel in William Shakespeare’s comedy across a foreign land encountering very different and amusing people. Essential Theatre’s touring Shakespeare in the Vines production, at Calais Estate Wines, Pokolbin. Saturday, at 6.30pm. Also special events during the day. 4998 7654.