What's happening in entertainment from August 9 to 14

GIG OF THE WEEK: The Preatures return to the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday for their first Newcastle show since This That last year. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
GIG OF THE WEEK: The Preatures return to the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday for their first Newcastle show since This That last year. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers


5 Sawyers Thursday, GEL, India Seddon-Callaghan. Friday, DJ Perry Carter. Saturday, Devultra. Sunday, Alias Duo.

48 Watt Street Friday, Foemen, Amos & Emily. Saturday, Jerome.

Adamstown Uniting Church Sunday, The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra with Rachel Hamilton. Monday, Brad Cooper, Elena Andrews, Terence Koo Trio.

Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, James Naldo.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The Way.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Andy Abra Duo.

Bar Petite Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Truman Smith.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Lachlan Edwards. Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Jade Lee Wright. Sunday, Codi Kaye.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Dos Eager.

Belmont 16s Friday, Ty Penshorn, Rave On. Saturday, The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons show ft. The Robertson Bros, Emily Smith, The Years. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmont Hotel Friday, Grant Walmsley & Friends. Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Anyerin Trio.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, All Access 80's. Saturday, Shooting Molly.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, The Bad And The Ugly. Saturday, Hornet.

Boolaroo Bowling Club Friday, Big Pete.

The Bradford Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Burwood Inn Friday, Ryan Daley.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Motherfunk, Shrimp, Papaya Tree, Cosmic Spice. Saturday, The Preatures, Ali Barter. Wednesday, Make Them Suffer, Silent Planet, Oceans Ate Alaska, Thornhill.

Catho Pub Saturday, Murray Byfield. Sunday, Kristy James.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Paperboy.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Kazzie. Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Romney Watts.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Joy Duo.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, 24 Hours.

Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, Newcastle Music Festival Choir.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Roxy.

Club Kotara Friday, Blackjack – AC/DC tribute show.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Club Maitland City Friday, Tim Broadway.

Colliery Inn Friday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Roxy.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Brendan Watson.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, James Naldo. Saturday, No Control.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Viagro.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Electric Boogie.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey, Matt Semmens.

Customs House Friday, Magpie Diaries, Baghead, Lyle Dennis, Nicholas Connors, Byren. Saturday, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Mardy Leith.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Matt Semmens. Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, City Beats.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Friday, ABBA & The Bee Gees tribute. Saturday, Finnian Johnson.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Amigos. Saturday, Whiskey Business. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, The Lamplighters. Sunday, Russell Snape.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Barracuda. Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly.

Erringhi Hotel Friday, The Andy Show.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, V-Dubs. Sunday, The Years.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Jason Paris. Saturday, Counterpart.

Finnegans Saturday, Noisy Boy & Kidd Kaos.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, King Shakey.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Craig Thomson Duo. Sunday, 2 To The Floor.

George Tavern Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Dos Eager.

Grain Store Sunday, JJ King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Half Nelson.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Glen Harrison.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Project X. Sunday, The V Dubs.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Tired Minds, Fatalist, Masochist, Post Truth, Fat Monica. Saturday, Chambers of Insanity, From Love To Violence, Tensions Arise, Billabong Of Blood. Sunday, Jack Biilmann.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Jason Paris, State FX. Sunday, Chris Saxby.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Joy Duo. Saturday, Rendezvous Duo. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.

Holmesville Hotel Friday, Matt Gaudry.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, CrocQ Duo. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Oz Icons.

Horse and Jockey Hotel Singleton Friday, Max Jackson.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Romney Watts.

Hotel Delany Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Prestige Inc.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, The Levymen.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Troy Kemp.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Melbourne Street. Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.

Kent Hotel Friday, Triple Zero. Saturday, Jade Holland Band. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Bombs Away.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Anyerin.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Paul Watters. Sunday, Murray Byfield.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, TK.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, The Tipsy Scholars, The Letter Tellers, Holiday Basement. Saturday, Cooks & Bakers, Fight The Sun, Stranger Than Friends. Sunday, Stained Glass.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Isaac Butterfield. Saturday, Jeff Lang. Sunday, Katy Steele.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Brown Bear & Hooves. Sunday, CrocQ.

Mark Hotel Friday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Shaka. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Mike Vee. Saturday, Scully. Sunday, Damien. 

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Kristy James Duo.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, The Leadbellies.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, One World. Sunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, John Paul Young & The Allstars. Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Craig Thommo. Sunday, Junior and Luana.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Jason Ray.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons show, Echo. Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Emily Smith.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Bobby C.

Newcastle Conservatorium Thursday, Ray Chen, Julien Quentin. Friday, Julien Quentin (afternoon), Elena Xanthoudakis, David Rowden, Maria Raspopova (evening). Saturday, Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Piano Scholarships (morning), Berias Masseque, Songs From The Front ft. Christopher Allan, Heather Price, Erin Sweetman (afternoon), Tamara-Anna Cislowska (evening).

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Anyerin.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Adrienne. Saturday, Bel Woods.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Revampt.

Pelican RSL Saturday, Stilletto.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Pete McCredie, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Bonny Rai. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Plough Inn Friday, Megan Core.

Potters Brewery Friday, Kristy James.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Rocket.

Prince of Wales Hotel Thursday, Jade Holland. Saturday, Aqwa. 

Queens Wharf Hotel Thursday, Jerome. Friday, Mark Wells Duo, Kelly Hope. Saturday, Zac & George Trio, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, The Tantrums. 

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Zane Penn.

River Royal Inn Morpeth Friday, Mardy Leith.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Loko.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, The Way.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Lennie Live. Sunday, David McCredie.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, John Larder.

Salamander Tavern Friday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Scott Day-Vee. Saturday, Brien McVernon, Never Ending 80's. Sunday, Danny & Jake.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Mike Vee.

Small Ballroom Friday, Purple Sneakers DJs. Saturday, Drunk Mums, Vanilla Gorilla, Lady Petrol, Surf Trash.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Willy Wagtail. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Matty G.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Red City, New Black Shades, Hey Universe. Saturday, Black Rabbit George. Sunday, Passport To Airlie heat 1.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Jim Overend.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Nite Train.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Mardmax.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, The Hitpit.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Sami Cooke.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, The Duotones. Saturday, Brendan Murphy.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Dreamcatchers. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Scully.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Rocket.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Tim Broadway.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Chris Unicomb.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, DJ Cotton Sax & Strings.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Kevin O’Hara. Saturday, Something From Nothing Foo Fighters tribute.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Mental As Anything.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Kazzie.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Anthology.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Loko. Saturday, The Smarts. Tuesday, Angamus.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Joel Procter.

Wests NEX Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Then Jolene. Saturday, Chikarma, Cornstalk. Sunday, Greg Bryce, Morning Glory.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Bobby C.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Megan Core.


Ant-Man and The Wasp (PG) As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission.

Beirut (MA) Caught in the crossfire of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former US diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend. (Tower)

Crooked House (PG) In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. (Lake Cinema)

Edie (M) Edie, 83, believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. (Regal)

Funny Cow (MA) A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England's working men's clubs. (Tower)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (M) t's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. (Event, Glendale)

Living Universe (G) Based on the latest scientific research, we go on an adventure to a distant planet in search of life. How do we get there? What will we uncover? And what will it mean—for society when we discover that life exists elsewhere? (Tower)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) In this sequel to Mamma Mia! Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant.

Mission Impossible – Fallout (M) Ethan Hunt and his IMF team are in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Ocean’s 8 (PG) Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. (Regal)

On Chesil Beach (M) A powerful, insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing, bound by the social mores of another era centres on Florence & Edward, a young couple in their early twenties.

Salvador Dali - The Quest for Immortality (E) An exhaustive journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. (Tower)

Show Dogs (PG) Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. 

Tea With The Dames (M) Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. (Regal)

That Good Night (M) Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his 70s and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son and, secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his wife.

The Bookshop (PG) England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. (Lake Cinema)

The Breaker Upperers (M) Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.

The Equalizer 2 (MA) A sequel to the the 2014 film, "The Equalizer", which is based on the TV series about a retired agent who's a hired gun for vengeance.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (M) A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. (Tower)

The Incredibles 2 (PG) Bob Parr is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen is out saving the world.

The Spy Who Dumped Me (MA) A pair of friends embark on an espionage adventure after one of them finds out her ex is a spy.

The Wife (M) A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

This Beautiful Fantastic (PG) A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. (Regal)

Whitney (M) Houston’s life is told through the original studio recordings of her greatest hits and footage from her estate's archives. (Tower)


ab [intra] The title is Latin for “within”, with Sydney Dance Company choreographer Rafael Bonachela and the dancers showing the very different things that drive people apart and bring them back together. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm.

Clerkships: I Know What You Did Last Summer The 2018 Newcastle University Law Revue looks amusingly at issues such as students looking for work as lawyers and trying to find cheap food now that the law faculty has moved into the NewSpace building. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm.

Condabalooza This year’s fundraising show for the City of Newcastle Drama Awards celebrates the 40th birthday of the CONDAs with musical numbers drawn from shows in that time, amusing recollections of things that happened at awards nights, comedy routines, a silent auction, and raffles. Gallipoli Legion Club, Hamilton. Saturday at 7pm.

Fiona O’Loughlin Live The I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here winner shows through comic reminiscences how she learned to get people laughing. Mark David Management, at Newcastle City Hall. Friday, at 8pm.

Isaac Butterfield: Bad For Your Health The comedy show, looking at topics including the race to religion, Australian culture and dark pics, has sold out its second performance at Lizotte’s, Lambton, this year, on Thursday, at 8.30pm.

Madame Butterfly A US naval officer in Japan falls in love with a Japanese woman and marries her, before returning home and leaving her behind; moving opera, with music by Puccini and a chorus of Newcastle children. Opera Australia, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Tuesday, at 7.30pm.

Pinocchio Musical adaptation by Novocastrians William Ford and Glenda Price of Carlo Collodi’s novel about a wooden puppet who becomes a live person. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. 2pm Saturday until August 18, 7pm Saturday on August 18, and 2pm Sunday shows until August 12.

Stand and Deliver: Comedy Showcase with Mandy Nolan Stand-up comedian and coach Mandy Nolan helps participants develop on Saturday comedy routines for presentation at a comedy showcase at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle, on Sunday, at 7pm.

Stranger Degrees This year’s Newcastle University Revue has students meeting a mix of amusing characters as they wander around the campus when the lights go out. Free 55-minute show performed in the Brennan Room of the Shortland Building. Thursday, at 12pm and 6pm (final day).