5 Sawyers Friday, DJ Perry Carter. Saturday, DJ Urby. Sunday, Jerome Duo.
48 Watt Street Friday, Tim Freedman & Perry Keyes.
Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, David Mccredie.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Argenton Hotel Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, KR Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Tantrums.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Barracuda.
Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Grayson.
Battlesticks Bar Thursday, James Naldo. Friday, John Larder. Saturday, Greg McKew. Sunday, Mick N Josh.
Beach Hotel Friday, Greg McKew Band. Saturday, The Black Sails.
Bellbird Hotel Friday, Hendo.
Belmont 16s Friday, Blue Suede Boppers, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Trancemission, Matt Semmens. Sunday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Alias.
Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Overload. Saturday, LoKo.
Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, The 3.
The Bradford Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, The V Dubs. Sunday, Romney Watts.
Bulahdelah Bowling Club Saturday, Kristo and King.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (UK), The Hard Aches, Emily Barker (glass house), Lachlan X. Morris, Oilbaron, India & The Journey To The East, Fungas. Friday, Ivan Ooze. Saturday, Kids Xmas Party with Bunny Racket. Sunday, White Blanks, Jackie Brown Jr, Surf Trash.
Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Chris Saxby. Saturday, Misbehave.
Catho Pub Saturday, Murray Byfield, Siren. Sunday, The Years.
Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Mason Rack Band. Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Just Jade. Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, 24 Hours. Saturday, Shooting Molly.
Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.
Clarendon Hotel Friday, Ben Travis.
Club Kotara Saturday, Shivoo.
Club Lemon Tree Friday, Redline. Saturday, Let Loose.
Colliery Inn Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Reggie Sinclair.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Dan Newberry.
Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Code Red.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Customs House Friday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Cypress Lakes Friday, Matt Semmens. Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.
D'Albora Marina Friday, Jordan Fleming.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Lennie Live.
Duke Of Wellington Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Prestige Inc.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Andrew G.
East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, The Lamplighters. Sunday, Big Pete.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Two Fires - Cold Chisel show. Sunday, Brenton Williams.
Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly.
Erringhi Hotel Friday, 2GoodReasons.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Anthology.
Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Zac and Ben. Saturday, Maryanne Rex Duo.
Finnegans Saturday, Kid Kenobi.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Marriah.
Gateshead Tavern Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Craig Thomson Duo.
George Tavern Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Deuce.
Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.
Grand Hotel Thursday, Cameron Jones Trio with Irene Ypenburg (NL). Tuesday, Gerard Master’s Great Australian Songbook.
Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Nicholas Connors Band. Sunday, Liz Stringer.
Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Boney Rivers.
Greta Workers Club Friday, Whisky Business.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Overload.
Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Fat Monica & Rooted, John Howard, Necessary Vengeance. Saturday, Froth Dogs, Riot Violet, Helluvaloser, Moog. Tuesday, Hexis (DEN), Break Through.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Christmas Cabaret with Fabba. Sunday, John Noble.
Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Vogue. Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Jake Folbigg.
Hope Estate Saturday, Shania Twain (CAN), Bastian Baker (SWE).
Horse & Jockey Hotel Singleton Friday, Jacinta.
Hotel Cessnock Friday, Mark Lee.
Hotel Delany Sunday, Lauren Arms.
Hotel Jesmond Friday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Glamstars.
Iron Horse Inn Friday, Loose Bazooka.
Jewells Tavern Friday, Phonic Duo. Saturday, Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters tribute band.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Marissa.
Kent Hotel Friday, The V Dubs. Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Giant. Tuesday, TNL.
Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Matty G.
Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Beth Gleeson.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Jacinta.
Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Mick Jones.
Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Cadillac, The Rucksacks, The Girl Folder, No Mandate. Saturday, Betty Grumble, Willy Wagtail, Simple The Drag Queen, Heaps Gay Falls Set, Rachel Maria Cox. Wednesday, Dream Folk.
Lizotte’s Thursday, Beccy Cole, Libby O’Donovan. Friday, ABBAsback. Saturday-Sunday, Richard Clapton, Daniel March (dinner), Sunday, The D Majors (lunch).
Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Mark Wells.
Maitland Leagues Club Friday, Emily Smith.
Mark Hotel Friday, Jamie Martens.
Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Soul Junction. Saturday, The Smarts.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Frick-n-Orson.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, The Levymen.
Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, ROX.
Mavericks On Darby Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Duo.
Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Smokin Rosie.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Marriah. Saturday, The Amigos. Sunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, All Access 80's, DJ Angelo. Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Murray’s Brewery Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Holly Mae Wilson.
Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Kevin O'Hara. Saturday, Pistol Pete.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Revampt.
Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Ron Knight.
Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Counterpart. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Emily Smith.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Loko.
Newcastle Hotel Friday, Cut Snake. Saturday, Loods.
Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Kaylah Anne.
Northern Star Hotel Friday, Taman Shud, Tim Rossington, Aaron Hood. Saturday, Sarah Christine, Michael Peter.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Matt Gaudry.
Peden’s Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Pippis At The Point Sunday, Ben Travis.
Plough Inn Friday, Louis Burt.
Potters Brewery Friday, Pistol Pete.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae.
Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Tim Rossington.
Queens Arms Hotel Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Uptown Duo. Saturday, Vogue. Sunday, Phonic, Wharf Life.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Anthony Lee.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Hummingbirds. Saturday, Big Night Out.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Whiskey Business Duo.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Secret Society.
Settlers Arms Hotel Dungog Sunday, Sarah Christine.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo, Purple Hearts.
Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Knight Moves, Sundays Record. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Shortland Hotel Friday, Jake Folbigg. Saturday, Hayden Johns.
Small Ballroom Thursday, Psycroptic, Orpheus, Evocatus, Gaped.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Pete Hibbert. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Grizzlee Train. Saturday, Them Wild Oats.
Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.
Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Sound Of Sunday. Sunday, Misbehave.
Swansea Hotel Friday, Brenton Williams. Saturday, Kyle Cartner. Sunday, State FX.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Open Fire.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Lisa Hunt.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Chris Unicomb. Sunday, Barracuda.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, The Radiators.
Tilligerry RSL Friday, Hummdinger. Saturday, James Paul.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.
Toronto Hotel Friday, The Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Snape Trilogy.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Scully.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Joel Procter. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Wallsend Sporties Friday, Jon Matthews.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Coral Lee.
Warners At The Bay Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, The Years.
Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Spank N The Monkey.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Love That Hat.
Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, John Schumann & Shane Howard. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wests NEX Saturday, Counterpart. Tuesday-Wednesday, The Wiggles.
Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Milestones. Saturday, Sunhill Drive, Band Of Burbs. Sunday, Nano.
Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, The Klassics.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jessica Cain.
Woodriver Studio Friday, Belle Badi, Dawn Laird, Jackets.
2.0 (M) Dr.Vaseegaran is forced to reassemble Chitti in order to stop a deadly winged monster.
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.
Beautiful Boy (MA) Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs, it chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. (Lake Cinema)
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)
Crazy Rich Asians (PG) This romantic-comedy native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. (Regal)
Creed II (M) Adonis Creed tries to seek revenge when he fights the man who killed his father.
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (G) When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.
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)
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) Five years after the events of Mamma Mia!, Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. (Regal)
Mortal Engines (M) Many years after the “Sixty Minute War,” cities survive a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels attacking and devouring smaller towns to replenish their resources.
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (G) When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Overload (R) On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation.
Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG) Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
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.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
The Grinch (G) A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
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 Seagull (M) In the early 20th century, an aging actress and her lover visit the estate of her elderly brother. (Lake Cinema)
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.
Confessions of 2 Fat Showgirls Christmas version of the Newcastle Fringe Festival hit, with a plump mother and daughter singing team arguing as they offer advice on Christmas celebrations and other events. The Savoy Room, New Lambton Community Centre. Friday, at 7.30pm.
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, Hamilton, Friday, at 6pm, Saturday, at 2pm and 5pm (final shows).
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. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm (final shows); show includes festive nibbles and drinks.
Joan A story of faith, hope and courage, looking at the life of Joan of Arc, killed by men at 19 for rivalling them; devised by the young female cast members and directors Callan Purcell and Ann Croger. Upstage Theatre, at Albion Way Barn, Woodville. Nightly at 8pm, until Saturday.
Prada’s Priscillas: An all-male Christmas Revue The popular Sydney drag queen performers deliver a mix of songs, including numbers from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and bright Christmas works. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday, at 8pm.
Trial by Jury & Love, Life and Opera III 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 until Saturday, 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. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Thursday, at 6.30pm, then Monday and Tuesday, at 6.30pm.