Your comprehensive entertainment guide for Newcastle and the Hunter | Gig Guide

AUSSIE ROCK: The Living End are part of the Red Hot Summer Tour coming to Roche Estate on Saturday.
AUSSIE ROCK: The Living End are part of the Red Hot Summer Tour coming to Roche Estate on Saturday.

5 Sawyers Thursday, Timberlina - Drag Bingo. Friday, Tim Harding, DJ Shots Fired. Saturday, DJ Standing Ovation. Sunday, Love That Hat.

48 Watt Street Friday, Kim Churchill. Sunday, Mild West, Fungas, Pawn Magz, Ill Sylvester, Lady Petrol, Med Heads.

Adamstown Uniting Church Friday, Loons, Hazel Dazel, Bluetide, Mission: Banana.

Anna Bay Tavern Friday, Altered State. Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Beau Hatch.

Argenton Hotel Sunday, Sounds Of Sunday.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Friday, Ryan Daley.

The Badger's Lair - Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Majun Bu, Vanilla Gorilla, Fukushima Death Fish, Jackson Blanch.

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Beach Hotel Sunday, Misbehave.

The Beerhaus Saturday, Ashley Knight.

PUNK IT UP: Pennywise play at NEX Newcastle tonight.

PUNK IT UP: Pennywise play at NEX Newcastle tonight.

Belmont 16s Friday, Manpower Australia, Jake Rattle & Roll, Wez Thompson. Saturday, Anthology, Oran Vir. Sunday, Norm Bakker.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, Snowy and Johns.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, TripleZero.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Amigos. Saturday, The Years.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Brendan Watson.

The Bradford Friday, The Bad & The Ugly. Saturday, The Versions. Sunday, Sami Cooke.

Burwood Inn Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Okilly Dokilly (USA), Dr Colossus. Friday, Towns, Blue Velvet, Indigo Bloom, Sleepeaser. Saturday, Cattle Decapitation (USA), Revocation (main room), The Loose Leeches, Deadshowws, Mission: Banana (warehouse). Sunday, The Dreggs, Not Good Not Bad, Callum Rowland.

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Saving June.

Carrington Bowling Club Friday, John Larder.Sunday,John Larder.

Catho Pub Sunday, Bad Paris.

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Friday, Joy Duo. Saturday, Felix Quinn Band. Sunday, Loui Abell.

Central Leagues Club Friday, Kazzie.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Kazzie Duo.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Friday, Roy Orbison Reborn.

Cheeky Dog Bar Sunday, Craig Thommo.

Club Charlestown Saturday, The Feather Chain.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Dream Catchers.

Club Macquarie Friday, The Ultimate Pink Show.

Colliery Inn Friday, Rox. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Cotton Sax & Strings.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Saturday, Dave McCredie.

Customs House Friday, Michael Peter. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Jess Knaus.

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Jess Knaus.

Dashville Friday, Tori Forsyth & Carl The Bartender.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Jamie Martens. Saturday, Sounds Of Sunday.

Dullboys Sunday, Matt McLaren.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Paul Watters.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, TripleZero. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Wayne Dufty.

Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Anthony Lee.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, The Feather Chain. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Austin Mackay, Paparazzi.

Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Sophia Berlyn, Rod Coote & The Naked Sailies.

Finnegans Saturday, Joel Fletcher.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, King Shakey Band.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Got It Covered. Sunday, 2 To The Floor.

General Roberts Hotel Sunday, Darren.

George Tavern Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Kristy James Duo.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Adam Miller Trio.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Fish Fry & Pow Wow. Sunday, The Soul Movers.

Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Kylie Jane Duo.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Jump. Sunday, Glen Harrison.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Empire Within, Grip Down, Virescent, Low-Key Affair. Friday, Strummer Of Love ft. The Terranullius, Trashed Again, Boss Melody.

Harrigan's Pokolbin Friday, All Access 80s.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Tre Soul Band. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, TomKat.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Friday, Tim Usher.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Arcane.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Soundabout.

Imperial Hotel Maitland Friday, Alias. Saturday, Tommy Gun.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, The Leadbellies.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Jewells Tavern Friday, The Snape Trilogy. Saturday, Jarred Taylor Band.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Tim Harding.

Karuah RSL Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Kent Hotel Wednesday, Zane Penn. Friday, Overload. Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, The Smarts.

King Street Hotel Friday, Anderex & XDream.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Emily Smith. Sunday, Pete Hibbert.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Murray Byfield.

Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Spank N The Monkey. Saturday, 24 Hours.

Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Friday, Crosstown Killers, Saint Spook, Sugargob. Saturday, Underachiever, All In A Year, Knifey Spoony.

POPULAR: Busby Marou play at Lizotte's Newcastle tonight.

POPULAR: Busby Marou play at Lizotte's Newcastle tonight.

Lizotte's Thursday, Busby Marou, Adam Eckersley. Friday, 19-Twenty. Sunday, Allison Forbes (lunch), Stomping Ivories (dinner).

Lucky Hotel Friday, DJ Tone. Saturday, Matt Gaudry. Sunday, Mak.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Bad Paris. Saturday, Grant Walmsley Duo.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Full Throttle.

Mattara Hotel Saturday, Bobby C.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Tyler John. Saturday, Chris Saxby. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.

Mayfield Ex-Services Thursday, Solid Gold Party Night. Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Phonic Trio.

Mayfield Hotel Saturday, Brendan Watson.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Easy Daze. Saturday, All Access 80's. Sunday, Tyler Chapman.

Murray's Brewery Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Nano.

Nag's Head Hotel Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Zane Penn.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Sisters From Different Misters.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Nick Rage. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.

Newcastle Hotel Sunday, Human Movement of Leisure.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, TK Vibez. Saturday, Dani Mani, Guy Richards.

Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Karen O'Shea.

Peden's Hotel Friday, Luke Davis. Saturday, The Core.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Kazbah Duo, Zane Penn. Saturday, Katie & Feff. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.

Plough Inn Friday, Layth Gunn.

Potters Brewery Friday, Karen O'Shea.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Adam Miller Trio.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, James Paul, Mak. Saturday, Marissa+2, Beth Gleeson. Sunday, Trancemission, Wharf Life.

Redhead Surf Club Sunday, Nick Raschke Duo.

Roche Estate Saturday, Red Hot Summer ft. Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End, Baby Animals, The Angels, Killing Heidi, Boom Crash Opera.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Jarred Taylor. Saturday, Big Night Out.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Bliss Bomb.

Royal Hotel Waratah Friday, Sami Cooke.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Bob Allan.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Murray Byfield

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Big Pete. Saturday, Shivoo. Sunday, Kristy James.

Seven Seas Hotel Friday, The Outliers.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Dave McCredie.

Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Mick Jones.

Singleton Diggers Friday, Kelly Hope, Ryan Hemsworth.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Paul Watters. Saturday, The Elton Experience.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Pop Standen & The Prince Of Promises. Friday, The Hurricanes, Everything's Archie, The Time Travellers. Saturday, The Pits.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Karen Soper. Saturday, The After Party, Service 30 with Leighton Smith.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, The Moon Dogs. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Swansea Hotel Thursday, Reggie Sinclair. Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Nineties AF.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Club Remix. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Club Sunday, Gerda.

Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Dave McCredie.

Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, Oran Vir. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Brien McVernon & The Rockets From Oz.

Tattersalls Hotel Saturday, Daniel Newberry.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Creedence Show plus Women Of Rock.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Telarah Bowling Club Saturday, 80s To The Max.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Redline. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Toronto Diggers Friday, Anthony Lee.

Toronto Hotel Sunday, The Black Sorrows.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Project X.

Vault 73 Thursday, Open Mic.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Tim Harding.

Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Simon King.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Paul White.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Troy Kemp.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Overload.

Warners Bay Sports Club Saturday, Live At The Lake Bushfire Fundraiser ft. Codi Pollock, Maddi, Jordan Snowden, Lucas O'Connell, Ian Papworth, Midway, The Glendrix Experience, Three Seven, Silver Rocker, Science Rockets, Adrenaline Crush.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Love That Hat.

Wests Nelson Bay Friday, Marissa+2. Saturday, Spank N The Monkey. Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Phonic Trio. Saturday, Cruzers. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Thursday, Pennywise (USA), Strung Out (USA), No Fun At All (SWE). Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Out Of Control.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Brien & Candy. Saturday, Viagro. Sunday, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs.

Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Nathan Cole.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

MOVIES

1917 Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men from walking straight into a deadly trap. (Lake Cinema)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (PG) Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (G) When an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

Bad Boys For Life (M) Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) MA15+ It's open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back.

Blinded By The Light (PG) A Pakistani teen living in England is inspired by the words and music of Bruce Springsteen. (Regal)

Bombshell (M) Based on the real scandal, the film is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

Colour Out of Space (MA15+) A family moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century when a meteorite crashes into their front yard.

Dolittle (PG) After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.

Emma (PG) Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this new film adaptation.

Fantasy Island (M) the enigmatic Mr Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.

Fisherman's Friends (M) Ten fisherman from Cornwall achieve a Top 10 hit after they are signed to Universal Records by a cynical London music executive. (Regal)

Ford Vs Ferrari (M) American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company.

Frozen II (PG) Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Go! (PG) When Jack and his single mother move to a small town in Western Australia, he soon gets involved in the competitive world of go-kart racing. Jack's got natural talent but must learn to control his recklessness.

H is for Happiness (PG) A 12-year-old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, is inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family - whatever it takes.

Jojo Rabbit (M) A lonely German boy's world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Judy (M) Thirty years after starring in The Wizard of Oz, actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. Starring Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger. (Regal)

Jumanji: The Next Level (PG) The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect.

Just Mercy (M) The film shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

Like A Boss (M) Best friends Mia and Mel are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they've built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they're in over their heads financially, with the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry.

Little Women (G) Acclaimed actress, writer and director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) brings together a stellar cast in a new adaptation of the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Midway (M) The Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in WWII.

Mr. Jones (MA15+) A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

Mrs Lowry & Son (PG) A portrait of the artist LS Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion. (Regal)

My Spy (PG) A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

Parasite (MA15+) A student, carrying the expectations of all his family, heads to the wealthy Park family home for an interview. An unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait in this Academy Award-winning film from South Korea.

Pavarotti (M) Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

Spies In Disguise (PG) Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is ... not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise - transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic... pigeon.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (M) The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues.

The Gentlemen (MA) American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain.

The Good Liar (MA15+) An ageing con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own. (Lake Cinema)

The Grudge (MA15+) A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

Viva The Underdogs (MA) Rock'n'Roll is dead! ... Or is it? The documentary follows the self-managed Australian heavy metal band Parkway Drive on their 15-year underdog journey, to see if they can go from small-town surf rats to international festival headliners.

THEATRE

Australia Day Jonathan Biggins' play looks amusingly at a regional town team putting together events for the title holiday and what actually happens. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, until February 22, and 2pm Sunday matinees on February 16 and 23. 0466 332 766.

A Comedy of Tenors Playwright Ken Ludwig's amusing look at what happens when three world renowned tenors rehearse in a hotel suite for a sold-out concert, with wives and partners looking on. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, until February 22, 2pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16. To February 22. 4952 4958.

Picnic at Hanging Rock The world renowned story about four students and a teacher at a Victorian girls school vanishing while on a Valentine's Day picnic in 1900 and the impacts it had; adapted from Joan Lindsay's novel. Lindsay Street Players and Young People's Theatre Newcastle, at the YPT Theatre, Hamilton. Friday and Saturday, at 7pm, then Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, until February 29. 4961 4895.

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