What's on in Newcastle from September 13 to 18

GIG OF THE WEEK: San Cisco return to Newcastle on Saturday for their co-headline show with Ball Park Music at Wests NEX. Picture: Paul Dear
GIG OF THE WEEK: San Cisco return to Newcastle on Saturday for their co-headline show with Ball Park Music at Wests NEX. Picture: Paul Dear


5 Sawyers Thursday, James Bennett, Elizabeth James. Friday, DJ Standing Ovation, Georgie Jones & Band. Saturday, DJ Urby. Sunday, Prestige Inc.

Adamstown United Sports Club Saturday, Sami Cooke.

Albion Hotel Singleton Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Argenton Hotel Friday, Alias. Saturday, The Remedy. Sunday, The New Cool.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Cover 2 Cover.

Bar Petite Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, DLove.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Audie Franks. Friday, John Larder. Saturday, Nano. Sunday, James Naldo.

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Jade Holland Band.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Club Esky. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Bellbird Hotel Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Belmont 16s Friday, Jake Rattle & Roll, Just Jade. Saturday, Cruzers, Elvis An American Trilogy, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmont Hotel Friday, New Black Shades.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Dos Eager.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Anthology.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, 2 To The Floor.

Boolaroo Bowling Club Friday, Steve Werren.

The Bradford Friday, Greg Bryce Duo. Saturday, Pocket Aces.

Burwood Inn Friday, Jess Holland.

Bushrangers Bar Saturday, Matt Semmens.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, The Thundamentals (pop-up listening party), Rum Jungle, Vellevide, Tumbo Pit, India and the Journey to the East. Saturday, Showdown at Sundown ft. Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Hard Ons, Front End Loader, Smudge, Warped, Money For Rope, Chinchen, Bitchcraft, Porn Skas, The Not Nots. Sunday, Sheppard, Chris Rose.

Catho Pub Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, Ash Mountain.

Caves Beach Hotel Friday, Sundays Record.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Counterpart, Arj Barker.

Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, Aled & Lucas Jones (UK).

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Jackson Halliday.

Club Kotara Friday, Loko.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Deuce. Saturday, Jim Overend.

Club Maitland City Friday, Solid Gold Party.

Colliery Inn Friday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, ROX Pianoman.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Junior and Luana. Saturday, Steel City.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Andrew G. Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, DJ Alessandro, Max Jackson.

Customs House Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Tyler John.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Anyerin, Daniel Arvidson.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Jungle Duo.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Veronika.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, The Core. Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Emile.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Crawfish Stew.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Bad Paris. Saturday, The Way.

Exchange Hotel Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, Misbehave, The Big Bang. Sunday, The Years.

Family Hotel Maitland Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Finnegans Saturday, Horizon, Monument, Lawson, Benny B, Sonic, E-Low.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Pap & That.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Brazillian Brothers Duo. Sunday, Village Idiots.

George Tavern Friday, Nano. Saturday, Mardmax.

Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Pocket Jazz.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Kaylah Anne.

Greta Workers Club Friday, Replay.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Idle Threat, Boudicca, Enduro. Friday, Flicker, Just About Done, Oaks, MOM. Saturday, Saviour, Deadlights, Pridelands, Lost Without Life. Sunday, Peter Black, Jamie Hay, Knifey Spoony. Tuesday, After Touch, Vacant Home, Snakepit, Fatalist. Wednesday, Savage (US), Disparo, Human Failure, John Howard. 

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Paparazzi.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, CrocQ Duo. Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, 2GoodReasons.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Singleton Friday, Sami.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, James Naldo.

Hotel Delany Friday, Matt Purcell. Saturday, Kylie Jane.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Katie N Feff.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Matchbox tribute.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Alias.

King Street Hotel Friday, KC Lights. 

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre Sunday, Orchestra Nova.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Saturday, Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters tribute band.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Georgina Grimshaw, Robbie Urquhart. Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Nicko Duo.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Megan & The Vegans. Saturday, Cosmic Spice, The Pits, Southern End, Kyoshi, Edge 'n' Kerl, Stranger Than Friends, Polo Prince, Dr Dingo & The Space Cadets.

Lizotte’s Friday, James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra. Saturday, Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart. Sunday, Karise Eden, Piper Butcher. Sunday, Ricky Campton.

Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Michael Peter. Saturday, Howie & Alex. Sunday, Bobby C.

Mark Hotel Friday, Vanessa Heinitz.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Mojo Bandits. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Levymen.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Katie N Feff.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Lee Rolfe. Saturday, Early Daze.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Old Mate & The Love Handles.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, The Years. Saturday, Loko. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Andrew G.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Neath Hotel Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Elvis An American Trilogy, The Big Bang. Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo. Sunday, Anyerin.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Matt Gaudry.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Newcastle Jockey Club Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Todd Schmoo.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Peter Kinch. Saturday, John Larder.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Rubber Bullet.

Pelican RSL Club Saturday, Greg McKew Band.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Kevin O'Hara, Laurens Arms. Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Plough Inn Friday, Max Jackson.

Potters Brewery Friday, Matt McLaren.

Premier Hotel Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Felix Quinn Band. Sunday, 24 Hours.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Jess Holland.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Hayden Johns, Josh & Liv. Saturday, Zac & George Trio, Uptown Duo. Sunday, Loko, Wharf Life.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Rubber Bullet.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Crawfish Stew.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Little Cents.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Jason Paris. Sunday, Tim Broadway.

Royal Oak Hotel Cessnock Thursday, Geoff Achison.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Salamander Tavern Friday, Mick Jones.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, State FX. Saturday, Secret Society. Sunday, Beau Hatch.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Greg McKew. Saturday, Dynamite, The V Dubs. Sunday, Danny & Jake.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Brien McVernon.

Small Ballroom Friday, Parnell, Harry Michel, Luke Hill, Todd Jones. Saturday, Groove City, Joel In One, Special K, Hayden Shepherd.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, At The Hop.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Glen Harrison.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, The Stained Daisies. Saturday, Time On Earth, Moonshifter, Drug Mother. Sunday, Passport to Airlie semi 2.

Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, DV8.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, The Georgia Project.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Brenton Williams. Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, Phonic.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, James Naldo.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Reggie Sinclair Duo.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Brendan Watson.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Jamie Martens Duo. Saturday, Layth Gunn.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Hotel Sunday, Dragon, Pistol Pete.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Code Red.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Big Pete.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Saturday, Neil Diamond tribute. Sunday, Venus 2.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Clean Slate.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Megan Core.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Arj Barker, The Remedy Trio. Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Saturday, Ball Park Music, San Cisco, Ruby Fields, Echo.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Hornet. Saturday, Karen O’Shea. Sunday, Greg Bryce, Ghost Road.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Angie.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jessica Cain.


A Simple Favour (M) A mommy blogger in a small town discovers her best friend has vanished.

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. 

Custody (M) After her divorce from the violent Antoine, Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son, 12-year-old Julien. The magistrate grants joint custody, and Julien is ordered to visit his father. (Tower).

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

Megan Leavey (PG) Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. (Regal)

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 race against time after a mission goes wrong.

Searching (M) After David Kim 16-year-old daughter goes missing, an investigation is opened. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop.

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.

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. (Lake Cinema)

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (PG) A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.

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

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (PG) Lewis, an orphan, is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house. But his new home is far from ordinary and soon reveals a secret world of warlocks and witches. 

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 Nun (MA) A priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

The Predator (MA) The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species.

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. (Lake Cinema)


Akmal Comedians Akmal Saleh and Neel Kolhatkar deliver their typically multicultural brand of humour. Saturday, Club Azzurri.

B2M – Mamanta Boy band B2M from the Tiwi Islands near Darwin offers mamanta (friendship) with a mix of traditional chants and contemporary music. ArtbackNT, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Saturday, at 8pm.

Chopin’s Last Tour The renowned pianist and composer looks at his life and relationships between playing his music; written and performed by the Hunter’s Phillip Aughey. Anvil Creek Theatre, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Thursday, at 7.30pm.

Circle Mirror Transformation Annie Baker’s poignant and amusing play follows the participation of four students and a teacher in a six-week drama class. Theatre on Brunker, in association with The Lowbrow Outfit. St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Sunday, at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm, then nightly from September 20 to 22 at 8pm.

Constellations Nick Payne’s comedy looks at how different a couple’s relationship could have been if they had made different decisions. Seated Ovation and Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Nightly from Thursday to Saturday at 8pm, plus 2pm Saturday.

Friday the 14th Revised version of Newcastle University Drama Society’s send-up of slasher films, with writers Jack Madden, Talahiva Crofts and Kayli McKenzie making changes that include a new killer. Tantrum Studio, Merewether. Friday at 7pm.

Humans 10 acrobats take watchers on a stirring journey of what it means to be human. Circa, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm.

Prize Fighter A young boxer who fled being a child soldier in his Congo homeland finds in Australia that his boxing skills are affected by memories of his past; moving and engrossing play by refugee Future D. Fidel. La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Opens Wednesday, with 8pm shows on September 19 and 20, and 6pm and 8.30pm shows on September 21 and 22.

Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s play about young lovers from warring families shows its timelessness with a 1990s setting. Hunter Independent Theatre Company, at the WEA Creative Arts Space, Hamilton. Nightly until Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, then nightly at 7.30pm from September 19 to September 22, plus 2pm Saturday.