What's on in entertainment from August 23 to 28

TAKING OFF: Electro-pop duo Flight Facilities are back after their triumphant Groovin' The Moo set to play Wests NEX on Sunday night.
TAKING OFF: Electro-pop duo Flight Facilities are back after their triumphant Groovin' The Moo set to play Wests NEX on Sunday night.


5 Sawyers Thursday, The Dew Cats. Friday, Georgie Jones & Band. Saturday, AK Morris. Sunday, Jerome Duo.

48 Watt Street Friday, Blush – Drag Queens of the Night.

Adamstown United Sports Club Saturday, Trataka.

Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Brothers Choirs Together.

Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, James Naldo.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Witchery. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Barracuda.

Bar Petite Friday, Dean Kyrwood.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Nicko. Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Mick n Josh, Little Cents.

Belmont 16s Friday, Midnight Drifters, Marissa. Saturday, The Jungle Kings, DIAMOND - A Musical Tribute to Neil Diamond, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmont Hotel Friday, Greg McKew Band. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Jumpin Jukebox.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Love That Hat.

Boolaroo Bowling Club Friday, Kevin O'Hara.

The Bradford Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Saturday, Dirty Deeds - AC/DC Show.

Bull & Bush Hotel Medowie Friday, Bad Paris.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Mammal, Osaka Punch, Fresh Violet (glass house), Ivan Ooze (warehouse). Saturday, Craze ft. Blanke, Avance. Sunday, Stoker, Stranger Than Friends, Surf Trash.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Roxy.

Catho Pub Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Boltman.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Felix Quinn Music Band.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Tom Christie. Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Thursday, The Australian Bee Gees Show. Friday, Echoes Of Pink Floyd.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Live Baby Live – INXS show.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Kaylah Anne.

Club Kotara Saturday, Shivoo.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Solid Gold Party. Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Club Maitland City Friday,Peter Stefanson.

Colliery Inn Friday, Greg Bryce. Sunday, Big Pete.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Chris Unicomb.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Romney Watts. Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, MardMax Trio.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Jamming With You.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Devultra, Gareth Hudson.

Customs House Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Urby. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Jessica Cain. Saturday, Matt Gaudry.

D'Albora Marina Saturday, Karen O'Shea. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Denman Hotel Friday, James Naldo. Saturday, Brazillian Brothers Duo. Sunday, Scully.

Dora Creek Workers Club Sunday, Stu Morrison.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Michael Hawke. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Paul Watters.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Roxy.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, The Search Party. Saturday, Outerphase.

Erringhi Hotel Friday, Kazzie.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Allstar.

Finnegans Saturday, G Wizard.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The Rattle.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Gasoline. Sunday, Paparazzi.

George Tavern Friday, Matt McLaren.

Grain Store Saturday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, J.J King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, The Kawaguchi Project.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Kristen Lee Morris.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Phil McKnight.

Greta Workers Club Friday, The Hops.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Alias.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Death By Carrot, Odysseus Reborn, Age Of Emergence. Friday, Valen, Good Thanks, Sunday Avenue, Diplazar. Sunday, Boots Ballico, Lachlan X. Morris, Kristen Lee Morris.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Grant Walmsley & Friends. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood, Usual Suspects. Sunday, James Martens.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Echo. Saturday, Rich & Famous.

Holmesville Hotel Friday, Pete Hibbert.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Big Night Out. Saturday, The Search Party. Sunday, Wanted Dead Or Alive - The Bon Jovi Show.

Horse and Jockey Hotel Singleton Friday, Lauren Arms.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Murray Byfield.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Shaka.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Secret Society.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Jason Bone.

Kent Hotel Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Overload.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Ryan Daley.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Kelly Hope.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Pepper & Jesse.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, The Dardi Shades, Rum Jungle, The Shang, Byren. Saturday, Moot, The Donkey Browns, Not Not's. Sunday, Gold Stone & Tim Hudspith.

Lizotte’s Friday, Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story. Saturday, Bring On The Night – Celebrating the Music of Sting. Tuesday, Avondale School Showcase.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, James Naldo.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Bobby C.

Mark Hotel Friday, David McCredie.

Mary Ellen Friday, The DuoTones. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Dos Eager.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Short & Curly Trio. Saturday, Glamstars.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Amigos. Saturday, Mojo Bandits. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Romney Watts.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Karen Soper.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Pap & That.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Frick N Orson.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Ben Woodham.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Phonic Trio, DIAMOND - A Musical Tribute to Neil Diamond. Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Marissa.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Anyerin.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Emily Smith. Saturday, Jessica Cain. Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, John Larder. Saturday, Mark Wood, Dennis Val.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Mardy Leith, Matty G. Saturday, Jordan Fleming. Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Plough Inn Friday, Craig Thommo.

Potters Brewery Friday, Jackson Halliday. 

Premier Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Triple Zero.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Holly Mae.

Queens Wharf Hotel Thursday, Harbour Lounge. Friday, 2GoodReasons, Bobby C. Saturday, Tre Soul, Megan Core. Sunday, Mark Wells Trio, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Project X.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, The Hitpit.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Deborah Sinclair. Saturday, Kelly Hope. Sunday, Greg Sherar.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, The Smarts. Sunday, Joel Procter.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Megan Core. Saturday, Kylie Jane Duo.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Ryan Daley, Z-Star Trinity. Sunday, Dynamite.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Bobby C.

Small Ballroom Friday, Go Freek. Saturday, Cosmic Ken.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks show.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Pistol Pete.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, The Autumn Hearts. Saturday, Petty – A tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Sunday, Passport To Airlie heat 3.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Early Daze. Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, 2 Left Feet.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, The New Cool Duo. Sunday, Four To The Floor.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, No Control.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Codi Kaye.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Max Jackson.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Todd Stewart Duo. Saturday, Romney Watts.

Tomago Bowling Club Friday, Mark Lee.

Toronto Diggers Friday, Reg Sinclair.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Tim Pringle.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Real Gone Cats & DJ George “Houndog” Galea. 

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.Town Hall Hotel

Warners At The Bay Friday,Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, The Remedy.

Warners Bay Hotel Friday, Eric Bellinger (US), MC Kidd Kaos, DJ Lil Dee. Saturday, All Access 80s.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Tom Christie.

Weston Workers Saturday, The Years.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Dr Zoom Duo. Saturday, Iguana. Tuesday, Angamus. Wednesday, The Fortunes.

Wests New-Lambton Bowling Club Saturday, The Leo Larratt Quintet, Steph Russell Septet. 

Wests NEX Saturday, Matt McLaren Duo. Sunday, Flight Facilities, The Kite String Tangle, Haiku Hands.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Viagro. Saturday, Carrot Bowen & the Collective. Sunday, Brien McVernon, Z-Star Trinity, Tom Blake.

Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Emile.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Kazzie.


Andy Irons - Kissed by God (M) A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.

Ant-Man and The Wasp (PG) As Scott Lang balances being a super hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present a new mission.

BlacKkKlansman (MA) Ron Stallworth, an African-American policeman successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

Book Club (M) Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles Fifty Shades of Grey. 

Chasing Comets (PG) Chase's dream to play in the NRL is falling by the wayside, just like his relationship to Brooke. At his lowest point, Chase takes a leap of faith to sort out his life. But living this out is a far greater challenge than he imagined, especially among team mates who won't let him give up his partying ways without a fight. (Tower)

Crazy Rich Asians (PG) Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year. 

Duck Duck Goose (PG) A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south. (Event, Glendale)

Hotel For Dogs (PG) Nickelodeon presents this live action family dog tale about a foster home for stray pooches. (Event, Glendale)

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy (M) Long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnsey', there was the true story of James Dixon Swan.

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

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games (G) When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.

Mirai (PG) A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future. (Tower)

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

Slender Man (MA) A tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, is reputed to be responsible for the disappearance of countless children.

The Darkest Minds (M) Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

The Happytime Murders (MA) When the puppet cast of an '80s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

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

The Meg (M) After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

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 woman questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for literature.

West Of Sunshine (M) A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son. (Tower)


All’s Well That Ends Well The romance between a young count and an attractive woman goes through many trials and tribulations in Shakespeare’s comedy – will all end well? Reamus Youth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until September 1, plus 2pm Sunday on August 26.

The Best of the Best Favourite songs from 16 Tony Award-winning musicals, with the audience joining in singalongs. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, until September 8 – dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm; plus 2pm show-only Sunday on August 26 and September 2.

Burlesque Show - I Want To Be Evil Amusing adult cabaret looking at how people, often unknowingly, become villains. Porcelain Productions, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 8pm.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Three actors deliver scenes from all 37 Shakespeare plays in a brisk, engaging and amusing way. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Opens Saturday at 8pm, then 2pm on Sunday and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, until September 8, plus 2pm on Saturday, September 1.

Sleep, Perchance to Dream Hamlet’s girlfriend Ophelia takes centre-stage, questioning why power is exploited by males and female ambition is ignored; bright and amusing work by Newcastle’s Alex Travers. Tantrum Youth Arts, at the Civic Playhouse. Newcastle. Opens Wednesday and plays nightly at 8pm until Saturday, September 1, plus 11am on Friday, August 31.

We Will Rock You Musical comedy using the songs of British rock band Queen which looks at a future where a group of bohemians struggle to get a ban on live music removed. Metropolitan Players, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until September 1, plus Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.