5 Sawyers Friday, Jethro Thorpe. Saturday, AK Morris. Sunday, Sundays Record.
48 Watt Street Sunday, Afro-Fusion-Night.
Adamstown Uniting Church Friday, Sally Walker, David Rowden, Clemens Leske, Gerard Ncholls. Sunday, Christmas Card from Hunter Singers.
Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, Georgie James.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The V Dubs. Sunday, The Andy Show.
Argenton Hotel Friday, Felix Quinn. Saturday, Deuce. Sunday, Prestige Inc.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Early Daze.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Zebyah.
Bar On The Hill Friday, Queerstmas: Queer Christmas.
Battlesticks Bar Thursday, John Larder. Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Casey Bellamy. Sunday, Madelyn.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Beach Hotel Friday, Michael Peter Band. Saturday, Trataka. Sunday, Col Tegg Experience.
Belmont 16s Friday, On The Prowl, Emily Smith. Saturday, The Years, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Rich & Famous.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.
Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, State FX. Saturday, Gen-X.
Bimbadgen Saturday, John Farnham, Richard Marx (US), Daryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Bachelor Girl.
Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Kristo and King.
The Bradford Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Craig Thommo.
Burwood Inn Friday, Bucco.
Bushrangers Bar Largs Friday, Deborah Sinclair.
Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Pridelands, Cast Down, Above Below, Setmeonfire, Bloom. Friday, Antagonist A.D, Honest Crooks, Ill Natured, Caged Existence, R A G E (glass house), DJ Different (SWE), Monday Morning, Jun Wan, Nick Lynar, Soul Wun, Peregrine Lamb, Michael Boon, Si Roxwell, Luke Hooey (front bar). Saturday, Jones The Cat, The Pits, Low-Key Affair, Son of Coco. Sunday, Paces.
Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.
Catho Pub Saturday, Crazy Stone Cult. Sunday, Whiskey Business.
Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Alias.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Matt Gaudry. Saturday, Dave Carter.
Central Hotel Stroud Thursday, Fox Control.
Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Counterpart.
Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Loko. Saturday, The Remedy Trio.
Clarendon Hotel Friday, Pete McCredie.
Club Azzurri Saturday, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (US), The Comfort, Suburban Haze, All In A Year.
Club Kotara Friday, Love That Hat.
Club Lemon Tree Friday, Kevin O’Hara. Saturday, Brendan Murphy.
Club Maitland City Friday, Darren Gould.
Colliery Inn Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. Saturday, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Ben Woodham.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Saturday, Jamie Martens Duo.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren, DJ Z4KLND.
Customs House Friday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Tyler John.
Cypress Lakes Friday, Megan Core. Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Murray Byfield.
Duke Of Wellington Friday, Bobby C. Saturday. The Levymen.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Norm Bakker.
East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, All Access 80s. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Emile.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Misbehave.
Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Creedence Show Plus Women Of Rock. Saturday, The Way.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Hornet.
Finnegans Saturday, Luke La Beat, Lionette.
Gallipoli Legions Club Sunday, Shivoo.
Gateshead Tavern Friday, The Hitpit. Sunday, The Way.
George Tavern Friday, Joel Procter.
Grand Hotel Tuesday, Adam Miller & Holly Clayton.
Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Smudge. Sunday, Melody Pool.
Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Phil McKnight.
Gunyah Hotel Sunday, The 3. Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Pocket Aces.
Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Radiator Hospital (US), Mount Defiance, Paper Thin, Two Knives. Saturday, The Bennies, Hightime, Stolen Youth, Ill Natured, Run Squirrel, Downside, Hack The Mainframe, Superdose Gangway, Boudicca, Brothers Nude, Jamie Hay, Nina & Reuben, Jesse Coulter, Spencer Scott, Ess Em, Vetty Vials, Dal Failure. Sunday, Squid Fishing, Wilson and the Castaways, New Boon.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Project X.
Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Phonic Trio. Saturday, City Beats.
Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Soundabout. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Chris Unicomb.
Hotel Delany Friday, Anyerin, Mark Wells.
Hotel Jesmond Friday, Jackson Broadway.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Friday, Spin Gents. Saturday, Troy Kemp.
Jewells Tavern Friday, Josh & Liv. Saturday, Snape Trilogy.
Kent Hotel Friday, Shooting Molly. Saturday, Newcastle Flyers. Sunday, Thread.
King Street Hotel Friday, Blanke. Saturday, Dom Dolla.
Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.
Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Larger Than Life.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Mark Lee.
Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Lager Than Life.
Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Dean Kywood Duo. Sunday, Austin Mackay.
Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Truman Smith Band, Main Guy & Other Guys, As of Sky. Saturday, Dream Cities, Catnip, Cooks & Bakers, India and the Journey to the East, Laurence Clancy, Anna & Josh.
Lizotte’s Friday-Saturday, Diesel, Colin Lillie. Sunday, Bella Voce (lunch), Lior, Domini Forster (dinner). Tuesday-Wednesday, Jimmy Barnes, Elly-May Barnes.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Karen O’Shea.
Lucky Hotel Friday, Austin Mackay. Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Sunday Republic.
Mark Hotel Friday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Front Cover Band. Saturday, The 3.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Matt Gaudry.
Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mavericks On Darby Friday, Todd Schmoo.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Overload. Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Bonny Rai.
Morisset Country Club Friday, Dirty Deeds - AC/DC Show. Sunday, Jacinta.
Murray’s Brewery Friday, Craig Thomson. Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Phil McKnight.
Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Joel Oakhill Duo. Saturday, Evergreen. Sunday, Bobby C.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Joel Oakhill.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Hummingbirds.
Newcastle Jockey Club Sunday, Lauren Arms.
Northern Star Hotel Friday, Madelyn. Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Allon, Craig Thomson.
Orana Hotel Sunday, The V Dubs.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Plough Inn Friday, Brendan Watson.
Potters Brewery Friday, Kaylah Anne.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Lithium, Bonny Rai. Sunday, Trancemission, Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Ash Mountain.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Max Jackson.
Roche Estate Grapevine Gathering ft. The Wombats (UK), Client Liaison, The Jungle Giants, Tkay Maidza, Miami Horror, Young Franco & more.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Pocket Aces.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Kristo and King.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Bob Allan. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys Band.
Salamander Tavern Friday, Redline.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Code Red.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Zac and Ben.
Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Mojo Bandits. Sunday, Dynamite.
Shortland Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Jon Matthews.
Singleton Diggers Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Small Ballroom Saturday, Dyer Maker, Kingsley James, Rum Jungle, The Shang.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Purple Hearts.
Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, The New Savages. Friday, Hobo Magic. Saturday, Massive.
Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Dynamite. Sunday, Karen & Milton.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Peter Grant.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Frick N Orson.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Got It Covered.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, John Larder.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, Matty G.
Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, Hornet. Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Band.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, The Radiators.
Tilligerry RSL Friday, Cover Girls. Saturday, Mark Lee.
Toronto Diggers Friday, 40 Up Club.
Toronto Hotel Friday, Kellie & Ross.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Max Jackson, The Rattlesnakes.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Greg McKew.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Chris Saxby. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Wallsend Sporties Friday, Russell Snape.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, Dan Newberry.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Rich and Famous.
Warners At The Bay Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, The DuoTones.
Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Loose Bazooka.
Warners Bay Hotel Friday, Kennyon Brown, DJ Noiz, Donell Lewis.
Westfield Kotara Thursday, Adrianna Mac Duo, DJ Perry Carter. Friday, Jason Bone, Marissa+1. Saturday, Vogue, DJ Justeez, Megan Core. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Anthology.
Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, The Years. Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wests NEX Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Coal Train Country.
Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Carl the Bartender, Kingsley James, Doc & The Delegates. Saturday, Sneaky Freakers, The Ride Ons. Sunday, Helena, Steve Edmonds.
Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, Minute By Minute.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye.
A Star Is Born (M) A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a spiral.
Bohemian Rhapsody (M) A celebration of Queen, their music and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes to become one of the world’s best entertainers.
Book Club (M) Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. (Regal)
Boy Erased (MA) The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.
Christopher Robin (G) Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Creed II (M) Adonis Creed tries to seek revenge when he goes toe to toe with the man who killed his father.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (M) Making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda.
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. (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.
Halloween (MA) Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since a Halloween night four decades ago.
Juliet Naked (M) Annie and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, is the subject of Duncan's musical obsession. (Regal)
Lean On Pete (M) Charley, 15, lives with his alcoholic father in a run-down house. In an effort to help his dad stay afloat, Charley takes a job at a local racetrack where he befriends jaded trainer Del and burnt-out jockey Bonnie while caring for an aging horse named Lean on Pete. (Tower)
Planes (G) From the CG-animated world of Pixar’s Cars comes this high-flying Disney tale of a crop-dusting plane named Dusty, who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race.
Planes: Fire and Rescue (G) When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.
Robin Hood (M) A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.
Second Act (M) A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.
The Children Act (M) As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web (MA) Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist are caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt officials.
The Grinch (G) A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
The King And I (G) Live from the London Palladium Theatre.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG) A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
The Old Man & The Gun (M) At the age of 70, career robber Forrest Tucker embarks on a string of bank robberies that confound the authorities and enchant the public.
Widows (CTC) Set in Chicago, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands.
City of Newcastle Drama Awards The 40th year of the CONDA Awards is celebrated in musical numbers between the presentations. CONDA Inc, at the Starlight Room, Wests, New Lambton. Saturday, at 7.30pm (sold out).
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS Three fairies use their magic to save a princess from the spell of an evil sorceress; classic fairy tale musical for young performers. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre Fridays, November 30 and December 7, at 6pm, Saturday, December 1, at 1pm and 3pm, and Saturday, December 8, at 2pm and 5pm.
It’s a Wonderful Life! An angel helps a depressed man considering ending his life on Christmas Eve to recall how much he has helped other people; bright radio-style adaptation of a popular film. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm, until December 9.
Joan A story of faith, hope and courage, looking at the life of Joan of Arc, killed by men at age 19 for rivalling them; devised by the young female cast members and directors Callan Purcell and Ann Croger. Upstage Theatre. Nightly at 8pm from Thursday, December 6, to Saturday, December 8, at Albion Way Barn, Woodville.
Kickstart Newcastle TAFE’s Regional Institute of Performing Arts students present their original films and perform contemporary scene work. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, at 7.30pm. Free event.
Mo Comedy 2018 Jason Starrett hosts a night of comedy with a team including Isaac Butterfield, Paul Sansom, Newcastle’s Garth Russell and others to raise money for Movember, a charity that tackles men’s health issues. Lizotte’s Newcastle. Thursday, at 8.30pm.
Trial by Jury & Love, Life and Opera III Renowned Opera Hunter performers, in association with Newcastle Theatre Company, present the amusing short Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, plus renowned opera songs, including Wagner’s Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin. NTC Theatre, Lambton. Nightly from Wednesday, December 5, to Saturday, December 8, at 7.30pm, plus 1.30pm Saturday.
Wowfest - Jeepers Creepers! Hunter Drama students use the title theme in developing and performing short spooky plays, with amusing scenes. All shows at 6.30pm. Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Friday; Civic Playhouse, Newcastle - nightly from Monday, December 3, to Thursday, December 6, then Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11.