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GIG OF THE WEEK: Kim Churchill kicks off his national Weight Falls tour on Thursday night at the Cambridge Hotel. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
GIG OF THE WEEK: Kim Churchill kicks off his national Weight Falls tour on Thursday night at the Cambridge Hotel. Picture: Jonathan Carroll


5 Sawyers Sunday, Sundays Record Duo.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, 2 To The Floor. 

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Way.

Bar Petite Friday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, Ty.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, John Larder. Friday, AQWA. Saturday, Holly Mae. Sunday, Nick Connors.

Beach Hotel Friday, Battle of the Bands. 

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Belmont 16s Friday, Jack Rattle N Roll, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Daryl Braithwaite (sold out), The Rumour, Jade & Willow. Sunday, Rich & Famous.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Four Letter Word.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Alias. Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Daxton Monaghan. 

Bonnells Bay Hotel Saturday, Crawfish Stew.

The Bradford Friday, Kempy. Saturday, Vortex. 

Burwood Inn Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Kim Churchill, Taj Ralph (Glass House), Katchafire, Sea Gypsies (Warehouse). Friday, Port Royal, Breizers, Diplazar, Hypnofuzz, Noah Church. Saturday, The Man In The Doorway Fundraiser ft Southern End, Sister Rosicky, Breizers, Arcades and Lions, Hypnofuzz, Diplazar, Zac Jurd. Sunday, Royal bass ft Borgore. 

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Hell Rad. 

Catho Pub Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, Eye On You. 

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Layth Gunn. 

Cessnock Hotel Friday, Rendezvous. Saturday, Jeremy Bilson. 

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Paparazzi.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Thursday, Michael Jackson – The Legacy Tour. 

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Kristy James. 

Civic Theatre Friday, Yamato. 

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Club Kotara Friday, This Iz The Moment Karaoke. Saturday, D’Lish.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, The Smarts. Saturday, Jim Overend. Sunday, Open Mic Arvo.

Club Macquarie Friday, Sundays Record.

Club Maitland City Friday, Solid Gold Party.

Colliery Inn Friday, Darren.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Brett O’Malley. 

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Mardmax. 

The Commons Friday, Saturday, Boys Don’t Cry.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, The Twangsters.

Criterion Pub & Kitchen Carrington Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Customs House Friday, Jacinta. Saturday, Tim Harding. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys. 

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, The Levymen.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Rocket. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, John Noble.

East's Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Frick N Orson.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Loose Bazooka. Saturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

The Edwards Friday, Truman Smith Duo.

The Exchange Saturday, Misbehave.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Witchery.

Finnegans Saturday, J Smoove, MC Bones.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Beth Gleeson, Matt McLaren. 

Gallipoli Legion Club Thursday, Bad Luck Kitty. 

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Brazillian Bros Duo. 

George Tavern Friday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Arley and I.

Grain Store Friday, Rhythm N Brews ft Tim Rossington, Truman Smith, Boots Porter, As Of Sky. 

Grand Hotel Tuesday, JB & The HiFis. 

Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Bo Jenkins.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Ashley Knight. 

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Bonny Rai.

Greta Workers Club Friday, Duplexity. 

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Flattrakkerrs.

Hamilton Station Hotel Friday, Taken By Force, Maggot, Two Faced, The Hannigans, Human Failure. Saturday, Justice For The Damned. Sunday, The Sleepyheads, Underachiever, Govv.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Shaka Duo. Saturday, Brendan Murphy, Shooting Molly. Sunday, Scully.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Uptown. Saturday, Soundabout.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Singleton Friday, Layth Gunn.

Hotel Delany Friday, Four Letter Word. Saturday, Evergreen.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, The Remedy Trio.

Imperial Hotel Friday, Brent Murphy. Saturday, Dirty Devils. Sunday, Jye Sharp.

Junction Hotel Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Kent Hotel Friday, Gen X. Saturday, Overload. 

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Tim Harding. 

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Jacinta.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, The V Dubs. 

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, DJ Perry Carter. 

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Strangers With Candy, Spill, The High Andies. Sunday, Rod Coote, Kelly Breuer, Deanna Rose.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Melanie Dye. Friday, Vince Jones. Saturday, Lyn Bowtell. 

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Howie and Alex.

Maitland Leagues Club Sunday, Christabelle Blue.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Saturday, Grow Up Festival ft. Raave Tapes, E4444e, Morning TV, Totty, Lachlan X. Morris, Grace Turner, Dyer Ma’ker.

Mary Ellen Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Remedy.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Max Jackson.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Arley Black. Saturday, Jackson Halliday. Sunday, Kempy.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Loko. Saturday, Busta Thong.

Merewether Surfhouse Sunday, Jerome.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Boltman. Saturday, Magic Carpet. Sunday, Marriah.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, The Years. Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Sunday, Zane Penn Duo.

Morisset Country Club Sunday, Maryanne Rex.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Hendo. Saturday, Jumpin Jukebox trio.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Adam Gear.

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

Neath Hotel Saturday, Kim and Mik.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Allan Freihaut.

Newcastle Jockey Club Friday, Todd Schmoo, Tyler John, Roxy. Saturday, Bonny Rai, Pete McCredie, Matt McLaren.

Newcastle Leagues Club – The Vault Saturday, Metal United Down Under ft Requiem of the Damned, Autolysis, Chambers of Insanity, Grim Demise, PurEnvy, Evocatus, Enviktas, The Loom of Time, Nekrology.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, John Larder. Saturday, Brent Murphy.

Orient Hotel Sunday, Bo Jenkins.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Jon Matthews. Saturday, Acoustic Mayhem.

Pelican RSL Saturday, The Klassics.

Pippis at the Point Friday, Overload Duo, Mick Jones. Saturday, Beau Hatch. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood. 

Potters Brewery Friday, Pete McCredie.

Premier Hotel Friday, Big Night Out. Saturday, Hummingbirds, Paperboy. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

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

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Jerome, Tre Soul. Saturday, Bobby C, The Big Bang. Sunday, Lachy Doley Band. 

Racecourse Hotel Saturday, Big Pete.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Zac and Ben. 

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Duncan Woods. Sunday, The Bush Happy Band. 

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Michael Hawke.

Salamander Tavern Friday, Zane Penn Duo.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, The V Dubs. Saturday, Code Red. Sunday, Sunday Soothin Sounds, Tim Broadway. 

Shamrock Hotel Saturday, Duplexity. 

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Custom Shop. Saturday, Brent Murphy. Sunday, Murph.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Greg Bryce. 

Small Ballroom Saturday, Set On End, SETMEONFIRE, The Chaotic Borderline, Eviscerate the Crown. 

Snake Gully Hotel Friday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Loose Change. 

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Watters.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Black Rabbit George. Saturday, The Dark Clouds, The Not Not’s, Trashed Again. Sunday, Passport To Airlie semi-final 2.

Stockton RSL Club Wednesday, Rockin Jukebox Duo.

Sunnyside Tavern Friday, Karen O'Shea. 

Swansea Hotel Sunday, Phonic.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Dreams Trio. 

Swansea Workers Club Thursday, Open Mic Night. Saturday, John Larder.

Tanilba Bay Golf Club Friday, Deborah Sinclair. Saturday, Hypnotik Hypnosis. 

Teralba Bowling Club Friday, The Love Handles. 

Tilligerry RSL Friday, The Way. Saturday, Samantha Broadbent. 

Toronto Country Club Sunday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble. 

Toronto Hotel Friday, Tangled Up Duo. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night. Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Scully.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Saturday, Rock The Mic. Sunday, Cotton Sax and Strings. 

Warners At The Bay Friday, Jim Overend.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Project X.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Mark Wells Duo. Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Tuesday, Angamus. 

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Kim and Mik.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, Jye Sharp, Kings Of Kong. Sunday, John Larder, Ghost Road.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Rockin’ Eddie. 


47 Metres Down (M) Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean.

Ali’s Wedding (M) The son of a Muslim cleric finds himself caught between his family and his heart.

All Saints (PG) When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, an Anglican pastor attempts to aid them by planting crops.

American Assassin (R) A story centered on counter terrorism agent Mitch Rapp.

American Made (MA) A pilot works for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the ’80s.

Dunkirk (M) Allied soldiers are surrounded by the German army during a fierce battle in World War II. (Regal)

Gifted (M) A single man raising his child prodigy niece is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (Tower)

Girls Trip (MA) Four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival.

Hampstead (PG) American widow Emily Walters feels like she is drifting aimlessly through life. Then she meets Donald. (Lake Cinema)

It (MA) Something is terrorising Maine children in this supernatural horror adapted from Stephen King's 1986 novel.

Mother! (R) A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

My Cousin Rachel (PG) A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. (Lake Cinema)

Paris Can Wait (PG) Anne unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. (Regal)

Rip Tide (G) When a damaging video of a model goes viral she departs for Australia to spend time with her aunt.

The Big Sick (M) When his partner contracts an illness, Kumail is forced to face her feisty parents. (Regal)

The Emoji Movie (G) Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (MA) The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client – a hit man.

The Promise (M) An epic love triangle plays out as the Ottoman Empire crumbles and the Armenian Genocide begins. (Regal)

The Time of Their Lives (M) A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend to journey from London to France for her ex-lover’s funeral. (Regal)

Thomas and Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor (G) Thomas leaves the Island of Sodor for the first time ever to travel to the mainland where he sees and experiences things that are beyond his wildest dreams.

Tommy’s Honour (M) Set in Scotland in the late 19th century, this true story charts the origins of the modern game of golf. (Tower)

Victoria and Abdul (PG) Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Welcome To The Sticks (PG) A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. (Regal)


Helly’s Magic Cup A 12-year- old girl on a drought-stricken Australian farm dreams of a knight coming to her family’s rescue; engaging comedy-drama by Rosalba Clemente for all ages. Maitland Upstage Youth Theatre. Nightly at 7.30pm, until Saturday, plus 11am Saturday.

The Diary of Anne Frank Moving play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the diary kept by a teenage Jewish girl whose family hid from the Nazis in World War II. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Wednesday, September 20, at 8pm, then Friday and Saturday at 8pm until October 7, plus 2pm Sunday on September 24 and October 1.

Yamato - The Drummers of Japan World-renowned Japanese drummers show their strength and agility by combining acrobatics and comedy with their music-making. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday, at 8pm.