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GIG OF THE WEEK: Grammy award-winner English bluesman Jon Cleary rolls into Lizotte's on Thursday on his GoGo Juice world tour.
GIG OF THE WEEK: Grammy award-winner English bluesman Jon Cleary rolls into Lizotte's on Thursday on his GoGo Juice world tour.


5 Sawyers Friday, Alessandro.

Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Twilight Musical Dialogues – Spain & South America.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Witchery.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Outerphase.

Bar Petite Friday, Ty. Saturday, Truman Smith. Sunday, GW Freebird.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Richard Walker. Friday, Aqwa. Saturday, Entity aka Eddy Tolhurst. Sunday, Codi Kaye.

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Friday, Savage. Saturday, Overload.

Beach Hotel Friday, Thread. Saturday, Sunday Avenue. Sunday, Overload.

Belmont 16s Friday, Max Jackson, Wayne & The Wanderers. Saturday, Cruzers, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmore Hotel Friday, The V Dubs.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Triple Zero. Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Bimbadgen Saturday, Stevie Nicks (US), The Pretenders (US), Ali Barter.

The Bradford Friday, Allstar. Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Ecca Vandal. Friday, Custard, Muzzy Pep (Glasshouse) Raave Tapes, Fritz, Clypso, Jacob, King Single (sidebar). Saturday, CRAZE Skellism. Sunday, Creo, dave, Stranger Than Friends.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Jungle Kings. Saturday, The Core.

Catho Pub Saturday, Maryanne Rex. Sunday, Christie Lamb.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Four To The Floor.

Cessnock Golf Club Friday, Daxton Monaghan.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Deuce.

Civic Theatre Friday, Lee Kernaghan, The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Bonny Rai. Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Club Kotara Friday, Mark Lee. Saturday, The Leadbellies.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Jon Matthews.

Club Maitland City Friday, Roxy.

Colliery Inn Friday, Greg Bryce.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Brett O’Malley.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Kristy James.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Kim. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Customs House Friday, Kim. Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Jerome, Sunset Club.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Denman Bowling Club Saturday, Arcane.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Dan Killen.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Redline.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Andrew G. Sunday, Roadhouse.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Project X. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

East’s Golf & Leisure Club Saturday, Tyler John.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Viagro. Saturday, Blue On Black. Sunday, James Naldo.

The Edwards Thursday, Jess Locke.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.

Finnegans Friday, Random Hero. Saturday, DJ Sonic, DJ Extraordinate & Steve Zappa. 

Flow Bar (Old Bar) Friday, Jimmy Moore & Roobs. Sunday, Grace Turner.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Paparazzi.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Instigators. Sunday, Lunasea.

George Tavern Friday, Sarah Christine. Saturday, Phonic.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Pete McCredie.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Shooting Molly. Sunday, 24 Hours.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Parasytes (CAN), Dog, Rort Menace, Obat Batuk. Friday, Heart Beach, Treasuretroves, Sunday League. Sunday, Ruby Gilbert, The Wayward Henrys, Ramblin' Ash Constance.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, The Smarts. Saturday, Rob Long, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Paperboy.

Hotel Delany Friday, Sundays Record. Saturday, Triple Zero.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Boltman.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Live Baby Live – INXS show.

The Junction Hotel Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Kent Hotel Friday, Shivoo.

King Street Hotel Friday, Chevalino, Arbee. Saturday, Will Sparks.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Marissa + 1.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Bernie. Sunday, Murray Byfield.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Siren.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, DJ Perry Carter.

Lass O’Gowrie Thursday, Jess Locke, Grace Turner, Jen Buxton. Friday, Sid Berry, Yettie Calzone, Art P. Saturday, Crocodylus, Waxfinz, Wavevom, Ill Sylvester.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (UK), The Rehab Brass Band. Friday, Wendy Matthews, Goldheist. Saturday, Harrison Craig. Sunday, Ross Wilson, Benny Black.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Adrianna Mac. Sunday, The Gleesons.

Mark Hotel Saturday, The Remedy.

Mary Ellen Friday, The DuoTones. Saturday, Blues Bombers. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, The Years. Saturday, Too Pretty For Punk.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Code Red. Saturday, The Briens Band. Sunday, The Rattlesnakes.

Morriset Country Club Friday, Rendezvous. Sunday, Lennie Live.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Lennie Live.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Brien McVernon.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Tim Usher.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, The Levymen. Saturday, Counterpart, The Vallies - tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. 

Nelson Bay Golf Club Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Elisa Kate. Saturday, Just Jace.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Hurricane Fall. Saturday, Amigos.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Kaylah Anne, Kaylens Rain. Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Potters Brewery Friday, Jon Schatz. Saturday, Pete McCredie.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Jamie Martens.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Lithium, Mark Wells. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Jordan Fleming, Josh & Liv. Saturday, Pete Hibbert, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, The Years, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Max Jackson.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Big Night Out. Saturday, Xyz.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Katie N Feff.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Junior and Luana. Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Soundabout. Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Jessica Cain.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Purple Hearts. Sunday, Mark Wood.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Kevin O’Hara. Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Small Ballroom Friday, Grizzlee Train, Jack Dawson, Kristen Lee Morris. Saturday, Lycanthrope, Convex, Lowgazer, Burial at Sea and Mitch Bryant.

Snake Gully Hotel Friday, Maryanne Rex. Saturday, Brazillian Brothers.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Bad Luck Kitty.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Mick Jones.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Willie & The Bandits. Sunday, Geoff Achison.

Star Hotel Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Easy Daze. Saturday, Amigos.

Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Time Slip.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Max Jackson.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, The Remedy Duo. Saturday, Kazzie.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Arley Black.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Daxton Monaghan.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Jon Schatz. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Brett O’Malley.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Jim Overend. Sunday, Reg Sinclair. Tuesday, Wayne Rogers.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Rubber Bullet. Saturday, Wicked.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.

Weston Workers Saturday, Anthology.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Jake Rattle & Roll.

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

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, One Night Stand. Saturday, Chikarma, The Ride Ons. Sunday, Greg Bryce, Ghost Road.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Rockin’ Eddie Band.


A Man Called Ove (M) Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with new neighbours. (Regal)

Bad Moms 2 (MA) Amy, Carla and Kiki struggle to cope when their respective mothers visit for the holidays.

Barbie: Dolphin Magic (G) Barbie and her sisters work at a coral reef researching dolphins.

Battle Of The Sexes (PG) The true story of the 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (Lake Cinema, Regal)

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

Casablanca (PG) 1942 classic film set in Casablanca in December 1941, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.  (Regal)

Conor McGregor: Notorious (MA) A all-access account of Conor’s meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents’ spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and seven figure pay-packets in Las Vegas.

Daddy’s Home 2 (PG) Father and stepfather, Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas.

Detroit (MA) A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in US history. 

Geostorm (M) When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat.

Home Again (M) A single mum’s new life in LA takes an unexpected turn when she takes in three unlikely house guests.

Jigsaw (MA) Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. 

Kedi  (G) (Turkish for “cat”) – a filmed tribute to the cats who roam the streets of Istanbul, the humans who care for them and the beautiful city they all call home. (Regal)

Loving Vincent (CTC) A feature film about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. (Tower)

Maudie (PG) An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. (Regal)

Monsieur Chocolat (M) The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century. (Regal)

Murder on the Orient Express (M) A lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of 13 strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect.

My Little Pony: The Movie (G) When a dark force threatens Ponyville and the Mane 6, they go on a journey to the end of Equestria to save their beloved home.

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (PG) Ash Ketchum, from Pallet Town, is 10 years old today, which means he’s now old enough to become a Pokémon Trainer.

The Mountain Between Us (M) Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive on a remote mountain.

Three Summers (M) At a summer music festival, the feisty lead singer of an Irish folk band meets a folk music-hating theremin player and sparks literally fly. (Tower)

Thor: Ragnarok (M) Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela.

Tommy’s Honour (M) Set in Scotland in the late 19th century, this true story charts the origins of the modern game of golf through the tale of the family that pioneered the sport. (Regal)


Cock A man and his two love interests, one male, the other female, meet to discuss their relationships in Mark Bartlett’s comedy. Stooged Theatre, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm, until November 18, plus 5pm Sunday shows on November 12 and 19, and a 7.30pm Wednesday show on November 15.

Hissyfest 2017: Hot and Cold Ten short plays by young and established writers, directors and actors, with a mix of subjects and styles that use the title theme. Tantrum Youth Arts, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Friday, at 8pm, and Saturday, at 2pm and 8pm.

Move Over, Mrs Markham Confusion reigns when three couples converge on a newly redecorated London flat with sex in mind; brisk comedy by Ray Cooney and John Chapman. Newcastle G and S Comedy Club, at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall, Georgetown. Friday and Saturday, dinner at 7pm, show at 8pm (final shows).

Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare’s comedy about soldiers finding romance during a victory celebration is set in a World War II English garden in Upstage Theatre’s outdoor production at Maddie’s, Bolwarra. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, until November 18.

Relative Values A young English earl plans to announce his engagement to a Hollywood starlet at a family gathering, but his relatives want to end the match; comedy by Noel Coward. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm; then Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until November 25, plus 2pm Saturday matinee November 18.

Roman and Jules Contemporary musical version of the Romeo and Juliet story, by Newcastle’s Meri Bird, with the title characters teens who meet at a Newy football match. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, dinner and show from 7pm, show only at 8pm, until November 25; plus 2pm matinee Sunday, November 19.

Slut: The Play Teenage girls reveal experiences that have led to them being called sluts by adults and young males; engaging drama based by writer Katie Cappiello. Hunter Drama, at the Young Actor’s Development Centre, Broadmeadow. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, plus 2pm Saturday matinee.

Kitty Flanagan: Smashing The popular comedian looks at love songs, sex, chimps, clowns and psychics. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday, at 8pm, plus return Civic performance on November 25.