What's on in Newcastle from August 30 to September 4

ROAD BACK HOME: Newcastle country queen Catherine Britt stops at Lizotte's on Saturday with her band the Cold Cold Hearts as part of her travelling roadshow around Australia.
ROAD BACK HOME: Newcastle country queen Catherine Britt stops at Lizotte's on Saturday with her band the Cold Cold Hearts as part of her travelling roadshow around Australia.


5 Sawyers Thursday, Holiday Basement, Belle Badi. Friday, Devultra.

48 Watt Street Friday, Dave Wells, As Of Sky.

Adamstown United Sports Club Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.

Albion Hotel Singleton Friday, James Naldo.

Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, James Naldo.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Argenton Hotel Friday, Felix Quinn. Saturday, Katie N Feff. Sunday, Prestige Inc.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, 2 To The Floor.

Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Steel City.

Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Nano. Sunday, Ty Penshorn.

LAUNCH: Maitland's Dave Wells performs at 48 Watt Street on Friday.

LAUNCH: Maitland's Dave Wells performs at 48 Watt Street on Friday.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, James Naldo. Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Belmont 16s Friday, Blue Suede Boppers, Jason Bone.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, 24 Hours. Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, The Way.

Boolaroo Bowling Club Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

The Bradford Friday, Whiskey Business Duo. Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Burwood Inn Friday, Bucko.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Pist Idiots, Totty, Smacked Youth. Saturday, 360, Pez (glass house), Phil Jamieson, Grace Turner (warehouse). Sunday, Discovery – Daft Punk tribute.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, The V Dubs.

Carrington Place Thursday, The Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band.

Catho Pub Saturday, Steve Geary. Sunday, The V Dubs.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Elton John - The Young Years tribute.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, The Andy Show. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

SELL OUT: Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson hits the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday.

SELL OUT: Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson hits the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Faves.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Loko.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Zane Penn.

Club Kotara Saturday, Loose Change.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Jumpin’ Jukebox. Saturday, Gasolene.

Club Maitland City Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Colliery Inn Friday, Pete G. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Ben Woodham.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, The Way.

Customs House Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Zachary Israel. Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Gareth Hudson.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Pete McCredie.

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

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Norm Bakker.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, All Access 80s. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Andrew G.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Stiletto.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Viagro. Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Family Hotel Newcastle Friday, All My Friends – indie party.

Finnegans Saturday, Royal, Oh Webber, Extraordinate, Sonic, Gillecks, Josh Blair. 

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, 2GoodReasons.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Loose Lips. Sunday, Outerphase.

George Tavern Friday, Sami Cooke. Saturday, The New Cool.

Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Daryl Aberhart Trio,.

Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Lennie Tranter & The Bagism Revelation, The Autumn Hearts, Lachlan X. Morris. Sunday, Steel City Sue & The Smoke Stacks, Bodie, Doc & The Delegates.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Max Jackson.

Greta Workers Club Friday, The Georgia Project.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Paperboy.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Movements (US), Eat Your Heart Out, Ambleside, Whatever, Forever (band room), Unsanitary Napkin (NZ), Canine, Boudicca, Necessary Vengeance (bar). Friday, Imprisoned, Ill Natured, Underminer, Burdened. Saturday, Brainfreeze, Endless, Burdened, Trenchknife. Sunday, JRR, Dog Dirt, Spencer Scott, Jim Dusty, Hazel, Sai Viejo. 

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Shivoo. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Uptown.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Friday, Kaylah Anne.

Hotel Delany Friday, Mark Wells.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Ryan Daley.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Glamstars.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Anyerin.

King Street Hotel Friday, Hydraulix. Saturday, Mashd N Kutcher.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Larger Than Life.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Bernie. Sunday, Sami Cooke.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Dean Kyrwood.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Pornskas, The Outliers, Lonesome & Earnest, Playing in September. Saturday, Diplazar, The Velvet Addiction, Justin Bobby. Sunday, The Chesterfield Band, The Tall Stories.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Warners Bay High School. Friday, Rugby League The Musical. Saturday, Catherine Britt and the Cold Cold Hearts. Sunday, Elvis in New Orleans Show. Wednesday, John Schumann and Friends.

Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Howard Shearman.

Mark Hotel Friday, Chelsea Berman.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Felix Quinn.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Leroy & The Rats. Sunday, Southpaw Blues.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, The Big Bang Quartet. Saturday, Paperboy. Sunday, Matty G, Steve Edmonds Band.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Stu Morrison.

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Tom Blake.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, The Rumour Trio. Sunday, Just Jade.

Newcastle Entertainment Centre Thursday, Queens Of The Stone Age (US), C.W. Stoneking, The Chats.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Codi Kaye. Saturday, Allon, Rooney West.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Troy Kemp.

Pelican RSL Club Saturday, DV8.

Pippis At The Point Friday, David McCredie, Beau Hatch. Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Plough Inn Friday, Sarah Christine.

Potters Brewery Friday, Matty G.

Premier Hotel Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Brian McVernon. Saturday, Ngariki.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Kylie Jane, Dr. Zoom Duo. Saturday, The Remedy.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Royal Exchange Thursday, Steel City Sue & The Smoke Stacks, Doc & The Delegates.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Chelsea Berman.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Chris Unicomb. Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Overload. Saturday, The 3. Sunday, Matt Bowles.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Trataka.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Emily Smith. Saturday, Arcane.

Shoal Bay Country Club Thursday, Jon Stevens. Friday, Nano. Saturday, Daryl Braithwaite. Sunday, Little Cents.

Shortland Hotel Friday, ROX Pianoman. Saturday, James Naldo.

Small Ballroom Friday, Jordan Burns. Saturday, Made In Paris, Harry Michel, Rinse & Wax. 

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, The Fortunes. Saturday, Two Left Feet.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Todd Schmoo.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Valvewire, Hey Universe. Saturday, Marz. Sunday, Passport To Airlie heat 4.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Midnight Drifters.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Lennie Live.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Cover Girls.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Romney Watts.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Junior and Luana.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Jackson Broadway. Saturday, Sami Cooke.

Toronto Diggers Friday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Redline. Sunday, ROX Pianoman.

Toronto Workers Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Anthony Lee. Saturday, Shaka.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Phonic Trio. Saturday, The Big Bang. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, The Dirt Track Demons. Saturday, Sunhill Drive, The Radiators, Them Wild Oats. Sunday, Buzzard Mix, Roy Payne's Hillbilly Bop Safari.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, The V Dubs.


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. 

Christopher Robin (G) A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

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

Edie (M) Leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have, Edie, 83, climbs the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. (Regal)

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

Kin (M) An ex-convict and his brother are forced on the run by a vengeful criminal.

Luis and the Aliens (PG) An 11-year-old boy makes friends with three loveable little aliens, who crash their UFO into his house. In return for Luis' help in finding the home-shopping channel stuff they came for, they save Luis from boarding school.

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

Mile 22 (MA) An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

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

RBG (PG) The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. (Regal)

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 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 Merger (M) A former professional football player returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local team, the Roosters. (Regal)

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.


Ajax in Iraq Ellen McLaughlin shows the timelessness of the impacts of war on soldiers, as it moves between scenes, classical Greek play and a parallel story set in today’s Iraq. Knock and Run, at Tantrum Studio, Merewether. Nightly from Wednesday September 5 to Saturday September 8 at 8pm.

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 (final shows).

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 on Sunday.

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. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, until September 8, plus 2pm Saturday.

Rugby League: The Musical Queensland comedian, musician and songwriter Denis Carnahan looks amusingly at rugby league in Australia, with projected images from prominent league games. Lizotte’s, Lambton. Friday, dinner and show from 6pm, show only 8.30pm.

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. Nightly at 8pm, until Saturday, plus 11am on Friday.

We Will Rock You Lively 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. Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm (final shows).