529 The Terrace Friday, Tinman.
5 Sawyers Thursday, Live Sawyers ft Thomas Macokatic Trio and Sid Berry. Friday, Jethro Thorpe, Howard Shearman. Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Sunday, Sundays Record Duo.
48 Watt Street Saturday, Lords House ft Dyer Maker, Marvell Music, Belle Badi, Southern End, Tumbo Pit.
Albion Hotel Singleton Friday, Kelly Hope.
Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Bar On The Hill Friday, Meg Mac.
Battlesticks Bar Friday, Michael Peter. Saturday, Casey Bellamy. Sunday, Holly Mae.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Fuelstar. Sunday, Pocket Aces.
The Beaumont Hamilton Friday, Rod Coote Music.
Belmont 16s Friday, Dwayne Elix & The Engineers, Bobby C. Saturday, The Years, Tim Harding. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.
Belmore Hotel Friday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Paperboy.
Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Shivoo.
Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Kristo & King. Saturday, Associates.
Blueys Nelson Bay Friday, Gareth Jay. Saturday, Kelly Griffith.
The Bradford Friday, The Way. Saturday, The V Dubs.
Burwood Inn Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, Crocq.
Cambridge Hotel Friday, High School Musical Party. Saturday, Set Me On Fire, Isotopes.
Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Mark Henderson.
Carrington Bowling Club Friday, John Larder. Sunday, Ian Papworth, Murph.
Catho Pub Sunday, Soundabout.
Caves Beach Hotel Friday, Big Night Out.
Central Leagues Club Friday, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Anyerin.
Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Gen-R-8.
Civic Theatre Friday, Anh Do. Sunday, Foster & Allen.
Club Catalina Sunday, Russell Hull.
Club Charlestown Friday, Loko.
Club Kotara Saturday, Cruzers.
Club Lemon Tree Friday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Solid Gold Party. Sunday, Pistol Pete.
Colliery Inn Friday, Reg Sinclair. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Louis Burt.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, David McCredie.
Conservatorium of Music Newcastle Thursday, The Song Company, The Omnific. Friday, Dan Sultan.
Customs House Friday, Pete McCredie. Sunday, Greg Bryce, Felix Quinn Band.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
D'Albora Marina Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Doyalson RSL Friday, Screaming Jets, Acoustic Autograph. Sunday, Bob Allan.
Duke Of Wellington Friday, Zane Penn.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Dave Alone. Sunday, DJ Cotton.
East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Solid Gold Party. Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Easts Leisure & Golf Club Sunday, Jim Overend.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Scully.
Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Amigos. Saturday, Mardmax.
Exchange Hotel Friday, Queertopia: Straight Outta The Closet. Saturday, 2019 Pop Icons.
Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Alias. Saturday, Zac and Ben.
Finnegans Saturday, Lady Lauren.
Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Friend Fest ft Local Resident Failure, Hack The Mainframe, Trashed Again, Brothers Nude, Landon Elliot River.
Gateshead Tavern Friday, The Bad and the Ugly. Sunday, Loaded Acoustics.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, Stu Morrison.
George Tavern Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Sundays Record Duo. Sunday, Nano.
Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Boing Boing.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Friday, Sundays Record Duo, AfterDark. Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Megan Core, Sundays Record Duo.
Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, 24 Hours.
Greta Workers Club Friday, The Hops.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Tyler John.
Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Chapel Perilous, Lock and the Hand Models, Smoke & Rain, Slapjack. Friday, NYMPH, Midnight Movers. Saturday, NirvaNOT!. Sunday, Natalie Henry & Friends.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Friday, The V Dubs. Sunday, Kempy.
Hawks Nest Golf Club Thursday, Let The Mango.
Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Dave Carter.
Horse & Jockey Hotel Friday, Max Jackson.
Hotel Cessnock Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Saturday, All In Good Fun Karaoke.
Hotel Delany Friday, Marissa, Jerome. Saturday, Tre Soul.
Hotel Jesmond Friday, Ryan Daley.
Hunter Valley Gardens Sunday, Darren.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, 3 Wordz.
Jewells Tavern Friday, Jade Holland Duo. Saturday, Poison'Us - The Australian Poison & Guns n Roses Show. Sunday, Paul Flaherty.
Kent Hotel Friday, The Smarts. Saturday, Beau Hatch Band. Sunday, Crawfish Stew.
King Street Hotel Friday, Brooklyn. Saturday, Luude.
Kurri Bowling Club Sunday, Matty G.
Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Jessica Cain.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Simon King.
Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Viagro.
Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Nano.
Lizotte's Thursday, Joan As Policewoman. Friday, Like A Rhinestone Cowboy ft Darren Coggan. Saturday, Pearl: Janis Joplin ft Cass Eager. Sunday, Jason Owen.
Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Anthony Lee.
Lucky Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren.
Mary Ellen Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, Alias.
Maryville Tavern Saturday, Joel Oakhill Duo.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mavericks On Darby Friday, Kristy J. Saturday, Dos Eager.
Mayfield Ex Services Saturday, Snape Trilogy.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Thursday, Trivia. Friday, Bryce, Heaney & Hazzard, DJ 88. Saturday, Pocket Aces, DJ Smashup. Sunday, ROX, Jayde Corner.
Moonshadow Cruises Saturday, Max Jackson.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, James Naldo.
Muree Golf Club Friday, All In Good Fun Karaoke.
Murray's Brewery Saturday, Matt Purcell.
Nags Head Hotel Friday, David McCredie. Saturday, Jesse Vee. Sunday, Jake Davey.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Kempy.
Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, The Walking Phoenix Duo. Saturday, Felix Quinn Band. Sunday, Matt Semmens.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Tom Christie.
Newcastle Airport Friday, ROX.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Marissa.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Cotton Sax & Strings.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Roland Tings (DJ set).
Newcastle Entertainment Centre Thursday, Human Nature, Dami Im.
Newcastle Museum Saturday, Newcastle Chamber Choir (2pm).
Northern Star Hotel Friday, Murph. Saturday, Jeremy Bilson, Craig Thommo.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Pedens Cessnock Friday, DJ Angelo. Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Pippis At The Point Friday, Darren, Kempy. Saturday, Dream Catchers. Sunday, David McCredie.
Plough Inn Friday, Allan Freihaut.
Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Austin Mackay. Saturday, Murph.
Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Anyerin Trio. Saturday, Joyride. Sunday, Trancemission, Wharf Life.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Big Pete.
Redhead Bowling Club Sunday, Kevin O'Hara.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Jade Holland Band.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Altered State.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, All In Good Fun Karaoke. Sunday, Bernie.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Jake Daulby.
Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Beau Hatch Band. Saturday, The Core. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.
Shed - Akuna Bay Sunday, Brendan Watson.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Kazzie. Saturday, Phonic Duo. Sunday, Jason Bone.
Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Nicko Duo. Saturday, The Urge, Knight Moves. Sunday, Austin Mackay, Dynamite.
Shortland Hotel Friday, Jesse Vee. Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Mark Lee.
Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, 24 Hours.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Boing Boing. Friday, The Bin Lids. Saturday, Rhythm x Revival.
Star Hotel Friday, Keys on King: Matt vs Carter. Saturday, Tom Blake Duo.
Stockton Centre Thursday, ROX.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Peter Stefanson.
Summerland Sporties Friday, Sami. Sunday, Romney Watts.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, The New Cool Duo.
Swansea Workers Club Friday, Cocktails & Karaoke. Saturday, Jungle Duo. Sunday, Craig Thommo.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Outerphase.
Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, Funk Soul & Motown Fridays, Chad Shuttleworth.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.
Tilligerry RSL Friday, Counterpart. Saturday, Layth Gunn.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club. Sunday, Sisters From Different Misters.
Toronto Hotel Friday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Toronto Workers Saturday, TripleZero. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Matt Semmens. Sunday, Emily Smith.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Rich and Famous.
Warners At The Bay Friday, Chris Saxby. Saturday, Hi-Fi Days.
Weston Workers Saturday, At The Hop.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Loko. Friday, Trancemission.
Wests City NEX Friday, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, The Gaudrys.
Wests Nelson Bay Friday, The Walking Pheonix Duo. Saturday, Felix Quinn Band.
Wests New Lambton Friday, Gen-R-8. Saturday, Iguana.
West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, The Lineburners.
Wickham Park Hotel Thursday, Centre Stage Dinner Show with Brien McVernon and Matt Scullion. Friday, Viagro. Saturday, Little Cents, Yes Commissioner. Sunday, Paula & Owen, Hurricane Fall.
Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Angie. Sunday, Louis Burt.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye.
All Is True (CTC) Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as William Shakespeare in this biopic that recounts the final years of the Bard's life. Co-stars Judi Dench.
Avengers: End Game (M) After the events of Infinity War, Thanos has wiped out half the life in the universe. With the help of the remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble to do what is necessary to undo the Mad Titan's deed.
Back Of The Net (G) A new student at a soccer academy is determined to beat her rival's team in the national tournament.
Captain Marvel (M) Carol Danvers, a former US Air Force fighter pilot has her DNA fused with that of a Kree.
Dumbo (PG) A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus. But when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Five Feet Apart (M) A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.
Green Book (M) A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American south. (Lake Cinema)
Hellboy (R) Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
Kilian Jornet: Path To Everest (CTC) Record-breaking mountain athlete Klian Jornet Burgada reveals his most intimate fears, contradictions and passions in this documentary portrait.
Ladies in Black (PG) Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, a tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney. (Lake Cinema)
Little (PG) A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.
Long Shot (M) Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with a self-destructive streak. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and first crush.
Missing Link (PG) Mr Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.
Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (G) Ten brand new episodes including a two-part festival special, as well as exclusive new interactive entertainment featuring little ones singing and playing along with their favourite onscreen characters.
Pet Sematary (MA) Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Dr Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family's new home.
Pokemon DetectivePikachu (PG) A young man teams up with Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) to find his missing father in this live action family adventure.
Poms (PG) Diane Keaton starts a cheerleading squad in a retirement community with Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman in this uplifting comedy.
Shazam! (M) We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM! - this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero.
Stan & Ollie (PG) With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. (Lake Cinema)
Student of the Year 2 (CTC) Tiger Schroff and newcomers Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday star in the follow-up to the award-winning 2012 Bollywood romantic comedy-drama.
Swimming With Men (M) A man suffering from a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life after joining an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. (Lake Cinema)
The Aftermath (M) Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
The Chaperone (PG) The life of a Kansas woman is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer named Louise Brooks to New York for the summer.
The Curse of the Weeping Woman (M) Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.
The Hummingbird Project (CTC) In this epic tale of humanity versus corporate greed, cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgrd) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds.
The Hustle (M) Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
The Lego Movie 2 (PG) The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.
The Night Eats The World (CTC) A man wakes up the morning after a party to find Paris invaded by the undead in this French indie zombie film.
Top End Wedding (M) Engaged and in love, Lauren and Ned have just 10 days to find Lauren's mother, reunite her parents and pull off their dream Top End Wedding.
Us (MA) A family's serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgangers begin to terrorise them.
Wonder Park (PG) Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
Anh Do: The Happiest Refugee Live! The stand-up comedian mixes amusement with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to tell his amazing story. A-List Entertainment. Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Thursday, at 8pm. 4993 4266. Civic Theatre, Newcastle, Friday, at 8pm. 4929 1977.
As You Like It Colourful people exiled to a forest by a wicked duke or forced to flee there, including a clown and a woman disguised as a man, collide, with unexpected results; comedy by William Shakespeare. Prospero Players, at Newcastle Waldorf School Hall, Glendale. Saturday, at 1pm and 7pm (final shows). eventbrite.com.au.
Kid Stakes The first play in Ray Lawler's Doll trilogy engagingly shows how the annual relationship of a pair of young canecutters and two Melbourne girls began. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Friday and Saturday at 8pm (final shows). 4952 4958.
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr Alex the Lion leads other animals in escaping from a zoo, and they are shipped to a madcap world in Madagascar; adaptation for young performers of a lively rock-style musical. Young People's Theatre, at Young People's Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, until May 25. ypt.org.au/bookings; 4961 4895 Saturday, 9am - 1pm.
Speaking in Tongues Two couples set out to betray their partners, with a lover returning from the past and a woman disappearing; gripping Australian drama by Andrew Bovell. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, until May 18, plus 2pm Sunday matinees on May 12 and 19. 4931 2800.
Suddenly Last Summer A mother tries to keep her murdered son's behaviour secret in Tennessee Williams' gripping drama. Young People's Theatre and Lindsay Street Players, at Young People's Theatre, Hamilton. Friday, at 7pm, until May 31, plus Sunday 2pm shows on May 19 and 26, and 2pm and 7pm performances on Saturday, June 1. ypt.org.au; or ring 4961 4895, on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll The much-loved Australian play by Ray Lawler about two canecutters' experiences with women on their summer break that led to two prequels. Atwea College Creative Arts and Music, at the The Creative Arts Space (CAS Theatre), Hamilton. Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm, Tuesday, at 11.30am, Thursday, May 16, and Saturday, May 18, at 7.30pm. trybooking.com.