5 Sawyers Friday, DJ Perry Carter. Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Sunday, Jerome Duo.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Layth Gunn.
Argenton Hotel Friday, KR Duo. Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, The New Cool Duo.
Australia Hotel Saturday, Beau Hatch Duo.
Bar Petite Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Codi Kaye.
Battlesticks Bar Friday, Madelyn. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Troy Kemp.
Beach Hotel Sunday, The V Dubs.
Bellbird Hotel Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Ashley Knight.
Belmont 16s Friday, Night Rocks, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour, Loko, The Andy Show. Sunday, Klassic Blak.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Secret Society.
Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Project X. Saturday, The Leadbellies.
Blackbutt Hotel Friday, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, Hornet.
The Bradford Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Under Scrutiny.
Cambridge Hotel Thursday, The Delta Riggs, The Moving Stills, Surf Trash. Friday, Flight To Dubai, Vanilla Gorilla, Soy, The Med Heads, Lady Petrol. Saturday, Craze ft Perto, Masif Hardstyle. Sunday, Carmada (glass house), Cooks & Bakers, Kooks Hill, Lemon Joe (warehouse).
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Oils Ain’t Oils – Midnight Oil tribute.
Carrington Place Thursday, Jack McLaughlin’s Frenchman St New Orleans Jazz Band.
Catho Pub Saturday, Craig Thommo. Sunday, Smokin Rosie.
Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Big Night Out.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Megan Core. Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Emily Smith. Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Cessnock Racecourse Friday, The New Cool.
Clarendon Hotel Friday, Kaylah Anne.
Club Kotara Saturday, Shivoo.
Club Lemon Tree Friday, Frick N Orson. Saturday, Jon Matthews.
Club Maitland City Friday, Peter Stefanson.
Colliery Inn Friday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Anyerin.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Russell Hull.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Chris Unicomb. Saturday, Allstar.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Jake Folbigg, DJ Standing Ovation.
Customs House Friday, Anyerin. Sunday, Max Jackson.
Cypress Lakes Friday, Jessica Cain. Saturday, Pete McCredie.
D'Albora Marina Friday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Rox.
Denman Hotel Saturday, Brazillian Brothers Duo. Sunday, Fatman Don’t Dance.
Duke Of Wellington Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Prestige Inc. Duo.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Drags To Bitches.
East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, 24 Hours. Saturday, Big Bang. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Amigos. Saturday, Damnation, Viagro. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Siren. Saturday, Rag N Bone.
Erringhi Hotel Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Loko.
Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Zac and Ben. Saturday, The Tantrums.
Finnegans Saturday, Kidd Kaos & Zannon.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Soundscape.
Gateshead Tavern Friday, Slam Tango. Sunday, Whiskey Business Duo.
George Tavern Friday, Ashley Knight. Saturday, The New Cool Duo.
Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.
Grand Hotel Tuesday, Bravo Victor.
Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, Dan Brodie & Matty Burke. Sunday, The Soul Movers.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Obat Batuk, The Alzheimer Blanks, Antipix, Horses Hoof. Friday, The Flatliners (CAN), Stolen Youth, Jamie Hay. Sunday, Natalie Henry.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Anyerin Trio. Sunday, Norm Bakker.
Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Uptown. Saturday, Vogue.
Hope Estate Saturday, FKA Festival ft. The Jungle Kings, British India, Trophy Eyes, Tired Lion, Luca Brasi, Kingswood, The Belligerents, Ali Barter, Maddy Jane, Vacations, Grace Turner, IVY, good thanks, Good Lekker.
Horse & Jockey Hotel Friday, Chelsea Berman.
Hotel Cessnock Friday, Four To The Floor.
Hotel Delany Friday, Jake Folbigg, James Osborn. Saturday, Sundays Record Duo.
Hotel Jesmond Friday, The New Cool Duo.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Hurricane Fall.
The Junction Hotel Friday, Tom Christie.
Kent Hotel Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Trainwrek. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
King Street Hotel Friday, Twerl. Saturday, Tyron Hapi.
Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Phil McKnight.
Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Paul Storey.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Allan Freihaut. Sunday, Andrew G.
Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Bin Lids, IVY, Fight Ibis. Saturday, Son of Jaguar, Space Boozies, Bitchcraft. Wednesday, Moonlover.
Lizotte’s Thursday, The Audreys. Friday, Movers and Shakers. Saturday, Stiff Gins. Sunday, Rick Price, Connor Wink.
Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Lucky Hotel Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Georgie Jones.
Mark Hotel Friday, Sarah Christine. Saturday, David McCredie, Romney Watts.
Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, The DuoTones. Saturday, The Remedy Trio. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Maryland Tavern Friday, Deejay Tone. Saturday, Redline.
Mavericks On Darby Friday, Nano. Saturday, Greg Bryce Duo.
Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, Damien. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Early Daze.
Merewether Surfhouse Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Leory & the Rats. Saturday, Magic Carpet. Sunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, KISStory. Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Lee Rolfe.
Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.
Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Anthony Lee.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Brindle Pigs.
Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Ron Knight.
Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Blue Suede Boppers, Evergreen. Saturday, Midnight Drifters, Purple Hearts. Sunday, Jake Rattle & Roll. Sunday, Megan Core.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Joel Oakhill.
Newcastle Airport Friday, Max Jackson.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Years.
Northern Star Hotel Friday, Josh Callaway. Saturday, Mark Wood.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Hayden Johns.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, The V Dubs.
Pelican RSL Club Saturday, Amigos.
Pippis At The Point Sunday, Jake Davey.
Plough Inn Friday, Mark Lee.
Potters Brewery Friday, Joel Procter.
Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Ngariki.
Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Echo, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Jessica Cain, Frick-n-Orson. Sunday, Mark Wells Trio, Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Code Red.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Hummingbirds. Saturday, The 3.
Royal Hotel Denman Friday, Bad Paris.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Village Idiots.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Lee Rolfe. Saturday, Jungle Juice. Sunday, Sami Cooke.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.
Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, Lee Rolfe. Sunday, Matt Bowles.
Settlers Arms Hotel Sunday, Hendo.
Seven Seas Hotel Friday, Mark Wells.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, Katie & Feff.
Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Driver 9 & King Shakey. Sunday, Madelyn.
Shortland Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Zane Penn.
Small Ballroom Friday, Jacknife, Dan Hallet, Linked Anarchy, Lee Fitzpatrick, Parnel. Saturday, Cassette, Rinse & Wax, Zac Nissen, Jack Blanch.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Jim Overend. Saturday, Solid Gold Party.
Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Mardy Leith.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Punchline Comedy. Friday, The Heartache State, Dan Brodie, James Thomson, Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Jen Mize, Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes. Saturday, Wysper.
Star Hotel Saturday, Daniel March & Nick Saxon.
Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.
Stockton Bowling Club Friday, The Years. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Ryan Morris. Sunday, Shooting Molly.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, 2 Left Feet.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Nick Saxon.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Jungle Duo.
Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Outerphase.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Marriah.
Tilligerry RSL Friday, The Hitpit. Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Thirsty Merc.
Toronto Workers Saturday, The Years.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Wallsend Sporties Friday, Steve Werren.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Sami Cooke. Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, The Leadbellies.
Warners At The Bay Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Deuce.
Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, The Big Bang.
Weston Workers Saturday, Summerland Kings.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Gen-R-8. Saturday, Cruzers. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wests NEX Saturday, The Hitpit.
West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Phil McKnight.
Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Plastic Voyage, Duncan Woods & The Notable Few. Saturday, Madelyn, Rebecca Johnson Band. Sunday, One Man Dan, Fish Fry + Pow Wow.
Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Early Daze.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jason Bone.
A Simple Favour (M) A mommy blogger in a small town discovers her best friend has vanished.
Bad Times at the El Royale (MA) Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past.
Book Club (M) Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. (Regal)
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. (Regal)
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG) Halloween comes to life in a brand-new, family adventure comedy based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.
First Man (M) A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
In Like Flynn (CTC) The biopic depicts Errol Flynn's roust-about early life in Australia, before he became an internationally famed celebrity. In those days he was an adventurer, opium smuggler, gambler, street fighter, womanizer, and gold prospector.
Johnny English Strikes Again (PG) After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.
Ladies In Black (PG) Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s.
Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups (G) When their latest scheme goes awry, Mayor Humdinger and his nephew Harold accidentally divert a meteor towards Adventure Bay.
Smallfoot (G) A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.
The Breaker Upperers (M) Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid moving on with their lives. (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.
Venom (M) When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
Whitney (M) An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston. (Lake Cinema)
A Night with Gilbert & Sullivan Maitland Musical Society presents classic songs from the bright and lively comic operas by the title pair. St John’s Pro Cathedral, Maitland, Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday, at 2pm. The James Theatre, Dungog, Saturday, October 20, at 7.30pm, Sunday, October 21, at 1.30pm. Hawks Nest Community Centre, Saturday, October 27, at 7.30pm, Sunday, October 28, at 2pm. Wangi Workers Club, Sunday, November 4, at 2pm.
Big Bad Wolf A girl related to Little Red sees the Wolf as very misunderstood and becomes his friend; family comedy by Matthew Whittet with many fairy tale characters, catchy songs, and magic acts. Windmill Theatre Company, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Friday at 12pm and 2pm.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory A poor young boy finds a golden ticket that lets him go through Willy Wonka’s renowned, but secretive chocolate factory; amusing adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story. Hunter Drama, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Thursday, at 10am and 7pm, Friday, at 10am, 2pm and 7pm, and Saturday, at 3pm and 7pm.
Deanna The Musical Premiere of a comedy musical by former Novocastrian Dee Gatgens Johnson in which Deanna, Princess of NSW, tours Australia in a song and dance act aimed at promoting her royal family; cast includes Newcastle actors. Dee Johnson Entertainment & The Really Thoughtful Company, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, until October 27.
The Drowsy Chaperone A 1920s musical comes to life as a man listens to its songs recording; amusing send-up of the era’s shows, with characters including an aviatrix and gangsters. High Street Productions, at St Philip’s Christian College Theatre, Waratah. Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm; then Wednesday, October 17, and Friday, October 19, at 7.30pm, and Saturday, October 20, at 2pm and 7.30pm.
Elf The Musical Jr A young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is treated as an elf at the North Pole, then promotes Christmas when he goes to New York; a musical for all ages. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, until November 3 (excluding Saturday, October 27), plus 2pm Sunday shows until October 28, and a 7pm Friday show on November 2.
Lewis Spears: Independent Variable A 24-year-old Australian comedian looks amusingly at his independence and things that have happened to him in the past year. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Wednesday, at 7.30pm.
Lost in Yonkers Two teenage brothers encounter an inept gangster uncle and other troubled relatives when they move in with their grandmother after their mother’s death; comedy by Neil Simon. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm (final shows).
Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf Musical adaptation of Dahl’s tongue-in-cheek version of the fairy story; a show for all ages. WEA Hunter, at WEA Creative Art Space (CAS), Hamilton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 11am, 2pm and 7pm.
That Place in Between Premiere of a touring contemporary dance show by Newcastle’s Catapult Dance which looks at the way people handle potentially life-changing issues. Civic Theatre, Newcastle, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm. The Arts House, Wyong, Friday, October 19, at 8pm.
The Third Act Premiere of Novocastrian Emma Wood’s comedy-drama about a woman meeting her estranged husband, a high school boyfriend and others while she organises and celebrates her daughter’s wedding. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, until October 20, with a 2pm Saturday show on October 13.