Your guide to the Hunter's best music, movies and theatre

DRIVEN: Caiti Baker finally released her debut solo record Zinc last week and the Cambridge Hotel will be one of the first places to hear her new tunes on Thursday.
DRIVEN: Caiti Baker finally released her debut solo record Zinc last week and the Cambridge Hotel will be one of the first places to hear her new tunes on Thursday.


5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Lionette. Sunday, Jerome.

48 Watt Street Thursday, Sarah McLeod, Bravo Victor.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Purple Hearts.

Argyle House Saturday, Throwbacks.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Outerphase.

Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Aaron Hood.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Richard Walker. Friday, Entity aka Eddy Tolhurst. Saturday, Little Cents. Sunday, Nick Connors.

Beach Hotel Friday, Battle Of The Bands. Sunday, Misbehave.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Belmont 16s Friday, Bobby C, Rockin’ Eddie Band. Saturday, Cruzers, Michael Muchow. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmont Hotel Thursday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, X&Y Duo. Sunday, Chris Saxby.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Xyz.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, 24 Hours. Saturday, Motown Magic. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Black Malabar Thursday, The Shane Pacey Blues Trio. 

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Ryan Daley.

The Bradford Friday, Jackson Broadway. Saturday, Duplexity.

Burwood Inn Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, DJ Surian.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Caiti Baker. Friday, The Gooch Palms, Pist Idiots (Glasshouse), These New South Whales, PALS, treasuretroves (warehouse). Saturday, Craze ft. Seek N Destroy, Amy-Jane Brand. Sunday, Paper Thin, Self Talk, Safe Hands.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, DV8.

Catho Pub Saturday, Shawn Lidster. Sunday, Crawfish Stew Band.

Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Frank Sultana and the Sinister Kids.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Melody Feder. Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Kenny Jewell.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Beth Gleeson. Saturday, Rendezvous. 

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, The DuoTones.

Civic Theatre Saturday, Status Quo (UK), Travis Collins. Wednesday, Beatlemania On Tour.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Karen O’Shea. Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Club Kotara Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Love That Hat.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Dream Catchers. Saturday, Kristy James.

Club Maitland City Friday, Steve Werren.

Colliery Inn Friday, Zane Penn.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Junior & Luana.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Lennie Live.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Dos Eager.

Customs House Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Ben Travis. Sunday, Arley Black, Sunset Club.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Adam Miller. Saturday, Matt Gaudry.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Kim.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Brendan Watson.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, The DuoTones.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Paul Watters. Sunday, Snowy Robson, Wayne Rogers, About Face.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, 4 Letter Word. Saturday, Shooting Molly. Sunday, Zane Penn.

East's Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Joel Oakhill.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Roxy.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Hellbent. Saturday, Marriah. Sunday, Kelly Griffith.

The Edwards Friday, Young Folks.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, D.Love.

Finnegans Saturday, Kidd Kaos & Lannon.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Tim Harding.

Gateshead Tavern Thursday, Open Mic Jam. Friday, Pete Gilchrist. Sunday, Twangsters.

George Tavern Friday, Tyler John. Saturday, The De Lisle Project.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Sprowell.

Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Kate Oliver, Gleny Rae Virus, Rob Luckey & The Lucky Bastards.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Dean Kyrwood.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Catfish Soup.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Whispering Jackie, Royal Chant, The Med Heads, Trouble In Paradise. Friday, Rort Menace, Rage, The Hard Word, Sentimental Abuse.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Project X. Saturday, John Larder, Gen-X. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, The Big Bang. Sunday, Mick Jones, CrocQ.

Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Hotel Delany Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Evergreen.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Oversteer.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Blues Rattlers, Steve Edmonds Band, Jungle Kings.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Marissa.

Kent Hotel Friday, Overload. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Voodoo Express.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Josh & Liv.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Peter Stephanson. Sunday, Andrew G.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Viagro.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Grant Walmsley Freebird Duo Unplugged.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, The Mis-made, Kvlts of Vice, Particles. Saturday, Mar Haze, Wolves In Fashion, D’yer Ma’ker, Slim Customers, The Marquis, Zen Haircuts, Wilson & The Castaways, Underachiever, Ill Sylvester. 

Lizotte’s Thursday, Australian Burlesque Festival. Moving Pictures, Apollo Hooks. Saturday, Casey Donovan, Sienna Lace, Paris Grace. Sunday, The Edith Piaf Story. 

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Scully.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Howie & Alex. Sunday, The Gleesons.

Mark Hotel Friday, Mike Vee. Saturday, Dr Zoom. Sunday, Anthology.

Mary Ellen Friday, Banddits. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Remedy.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Mark Lee. Saturday, Loko.

Metropolitan Hotel Hotel Friday, Trataka. Saturday, One World.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Hurricane Fall. Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Blues Bombers.

Morriset Country Club Friday, Duplexity.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Brett O’Malley.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Jim Overend.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Witchery.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, One Night Only - The Bee Gees Show.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Dr Zoom. Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys. Sunday, Melody Feder.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Tom Christie. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Fool On A Stool. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.

Oceanview Hotel Friday, Paparazzi.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Chris Unicomb. Saturday, The V Dubs.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Chad Shuttleworth, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Potters Brewery Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Logan.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Secret Society. Sunday, Milestones.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Megan Core, Paperboy. Saturday, Matt Semmens, Kim & Mik. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Hummingbirds.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, The Hitpit.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Murray Byfield.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Codi Kaye. Saturday, Fool On A Stool. Sunday, Jye Sharp.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Russell Snape. Saturday, Jon Matthews.

Small Ballroom Friday, Peter Bibby, Nicholas Connors.

Snake Gully Hotel Saturday, Steel City.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Solid Gold Party Night.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Arley Black.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Pistol Pete.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, The Double Up Lounge. Friday, Kate Oliver, Gleny Rae Virus, Rob Luckey & The Lucky Bastards. Saturday, Josh Needs. 

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Karen & Milton.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Wayne & The Wanderers.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Earthbound.

Tanilba Bay Golf Club Friday, Angie.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, James Osborn.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Arcane. Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Brendan Murphy.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Kevin O’Hara. Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Bob Allan. Sunday, Daxton Monaghan.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Bernie. 

Warners At The Bay Friday, Ben Travis. Saturday, All Access 80s.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, The Smarts.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Melody Feder.

Weston Workers Saturday, Mark Lee.

Wests Cardiff Friday, Midnight Drifters. Saturday, Blue Suede Boppers, The Sydney Swing Cats. Sunday, Jake Rattle & Roll.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Mark Wells Duo. Saturday, Big Night Out. Tuesday, Angamus.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Kim.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Bad Luck Kitty. Saturday, Grant Walmsley Freebird Unplugged, Fishfry + Pow Wow. Sunday, Kellie Cain, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Wayne & The Wanderers.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Bobby C.


A Monster Calls (PG) A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness. (Regal)

Battle Of The Sexes (PG) The true story of the 1973 tennis match between world No.1 Billie Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs.

Blade Runner 2049 (MA) Set 30 years after the first film, a new blade runner, unearths a secret that could plunge society into chaos.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (G) Two pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a dimwitted superhero.

Flatliners (M) Medical students experiment with "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the consequences jeopardize their lives.

Gifted (PG) Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (Lake Cinema)

Hampstead (PG) An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath. (Regal)

Happy Death Day (M) Tree must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why.

It (MA) Something is terrorising Maine children in this supernatural horror.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (MA) When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together to save the world.

Madame (M) Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. (Lake Cinema)

National Theatre: Yerma (CTC) A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. (Tower)

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

Shopkins: World Vacation (G) When the Shoppies go on a vacation to London to meet Royal Crown Jules, Kooky Cookie gets caught up in a diamond heist and goes missing.

The Big Sick (M) Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. (Regal)

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

The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG) Six ninjas are tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago. 

The Mountain Between Us (M) Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain.

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

The Wiggles: Nursery Rhymes (G) For the first time ever The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes is on the big screen.

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


Another Way Engaging look at the labels people use to define sexuality, gender and mental health; developed by director Lizzie Doyle and the cast from their experiences. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm.

Australian Burlesque Festival 2017 Sizzling cabaret and variety, with a touring international cast headed by Dolores Daiquiri, La Viola Vixen, Bettie Bombshell, Honey B. Goode and Ruby Slippers. Lizotte’s, Lambton. Thursday, dinner and show from 6pm, show only 8.30pm.

Cinderella Getting to Know production for young performers of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical version of the classic fairy tale. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm, until October 28.

Fair Retail Satirical look at supermarket employees coping with nasty managers and obnoxious customers; based by Newcastle University Drama Society members on their own experiences. The Factory Theatre, at St. Pius X High School, Adamstown. Saturday and Sunday, at 8pm.

Home The Tantrum Youth Arts Trajectory Ensemble looks through poetry, myths, songs and interviews at what it means to feel at home or to lose that feeling. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Nightly at 8pm, until Saturday; plus 11am matinee Friday.

Love’s Labour’s Lost A young king, who has sworn an oath to avoid women while he studies, tries to get around it when an attractive foreign princess arrives making legal demands in Shakespeare’s comedy. Newcastle Theatre Company, at its Lambton. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until October 21, plus 2pm Saturday, October 14.

The Edith Piaf Story Australian artiste Nikki Nouveau tells, in story and song, the life of legendary Parisian performer Edith Piaf. Lizotte’s, Lambton on Sunday. Lunch and show from 12pm.

The Vicar of Dibley A woman who is one of the first female ministers appointed in England by the Anglican Chuch in 1992 has to fight prejudice because of her sex; comedy based on the popular television series. DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Friday, at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, at 2pm, until October 21.