Your guide to what's on and where this week in Newcastle and the Hunter | Gig Guide

VOCAL TALENT: ARIA Award-winner Conrad Sewell performs at the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday night.
VOCAL TALENT: ARIA Award-winner Conrad Sewell performs at the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday night.


5 Sawyers Thursday, Drag bingo with Timberlina. Friday, Beth Gleeson. Sunday, The Snape Trilogy.

Anna Bay Tavern Friday, Jarred Taylor Duo. Saturday, Bliss Bomb.

Argenton Hotel Sunday, City Beats Duo.

Beerhaus Kotara Saturday, Dan Mani.

Belmont 16s Friday, The Eagles Heart of the Matter, Matchbox, Tim Harding. Saturday, Loko, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Two Left Feet. Wednesday, Snowy Robson, Milton Ward.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Haytden Johns. Saturday, Misbehave.

Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, John Larder.

HOMETOWN GIG: Catch Ben Leece at The Stag & Hunter on Friday night.

HOMETOWN GIG: Catch Ben Leece at The Stag & Hunter on Friday night.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Pocket Aces. Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, Jumpin Jukebox.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Daniel Newberry.

The Bradford Friday, Two to the Floor. Saturday, The Trade-Ins.

Burwood Inn Friday, Zane Penn.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Conrad Sewell, Cooks & Bakers. Sunday, The Mamas.

Carrington Place Thursday, Frenchman Street Jazz Band.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Sammy White. Saturday, Hey Poncho.

Cheeky Dog Bar Friday, Crawford Brothers Duo.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Solid Gold Party.

Club Maitland City Saturday, Wayne Dufty.

Colliery Inn Friday, Kristy J. Sunday, Jungle Kings.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Jake Daulby.

Croation Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Luke Plumb and The Circuit.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, Mark Lee.

Customs House Friday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Jessica Cain.

Doyalson RSL Club Friday, Whiskey Business Duo. Saturday, Cover 2 Cover.

GET ON BOARD: The Badloves play at Lizotte's on Saturday night.

GET ON BOARD: The Badloves play at Lizotte's on Saturday night.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Greg Bryce Duo.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Cruzers. Saturday, Run For Cover. Sunday, Jason Paris.

Easts Leisure and Golf Club Sunday, Glen Harrison.

Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Maryanne Rex Duo.

Finnegans Saturday, DLE.

Flow Bar Friday, Ian Papworth.

FogHorn Brewhouse Tuesday, Open mic night.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Ledbellies.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Cover 2 Cover.

George Tavern Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Dos Eager.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Lachlan X. Morris; Drugs In Sport. Sunday, Brandon Dodd, Ben Leece.

Great Northern Hotel Friday, Sundays Records. Saturday, The Gleesons.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, DJs. Saturday, Mak.

Hamilton Station Hotel Friday, Snuff Out The Flame fundraiser gig feat. Sanctuary, Mandalore, I Hate People, Purenvy. Saturday, Elusive, Aenon, Low Key Affair, Lucid. Sunday, The Shadow Cast (Lachlan X. Morris and Boots Porter, Jethro Morris.

Harrigan's Pokolbin Friday, Gen-X.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Gaudrys.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Crocq Duo. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, David McCreedie.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Sundays Record.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Crawfish Stew.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, The Tantrums.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Katie Jane Duo.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Hey Poncho. Saturday, Boys Light Up - Australia Crawl Tribute, Oz Icons.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Louis Abel.

Kent Hotel Friday, Alias. Tuesday, Matt McLaren.

King Street Hotel Friday, Will Sparks. Saturday, Marlo.

Lake Macquarie Hotel Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Loaded Acoustics. Saturday, Viagro.

Lass O'Gowrie Thursday, Trivia - Mighty Boosh theme. Friday, e4444e, India and the Journey to the East, Household Item One.

Lizotte's Thursday, James Bennett and Vena Klymo. Friday, Bowie Unzipped feat. Jeff Duff. Saturday, Hearts of Gold show feat. Dave Carter, Steel City Sue, Ngariki, Greg Bryce Band, Nick Raschke Band (11am to 4pm); The Badloves (evening show). Sunday, Beccy Cole. Wednesday, Live and Local feat. Nazeth, In Mantra, Chop.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, TomKat.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, Glen Harrison.

Mary Ellen Friday, Greg Bryce Band. Saturday, Phase III.

Mattara Hotel Saturday, Emily Smith. Sunday, DJ.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Thomas James. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Mayfield Hotel Sunday, Jake Daulby.

MEX Club Friday, Matt Semmens. Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Merewether Bowling Club Sunday, Cormac & Pete.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, The Years. Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.

Murray's Brewery Saturday, Lachie McDonald. Sunday, Michael Peter.

Nag's Head Hotel Friday, Boney Rivers. Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Louis Burt.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, Love That Hat.

The Newcastle Hotel Friday, DJs; Karaoke. Saturday, TK Bby.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Aaron Hood. Saturday, Brendan Murphy, Alex Lewinski.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Jayde Corner, DJs. Saturday, Shooting Molly.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Mick Jones; Komiti Levai Duo. Saturday, Sari Jade and Spike. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Plough Inn Friday, Craig Thommo.

Potters Brewery Friday, Pistol Pete.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren Duo.

Queens Wharf Hotel Thursday, Harbour Lounge. Friday, Kazzie, 2 Good Reasons. Saturday, Ryan Daley, The Big Bang Band. Sunday, Hornet, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Rox Pianoman.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Jacinta.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Beau Hatch.

Shaft Tavern Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday The V Dubs, Bandcamp.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Rox Pianoman. Saturday, Jarred Taylor.

Singleton Diggers Friday, Georgie James.

The Small Ballroom - Newcastle Hotel Thursday, Verge Collection, Good Lekker, SOY.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, 24 Hours.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, Ben Leece and The Left of the Dial. Saturday, Lili Crane, Lachlan Morris. Tuesday, Nick Milligan's Movies and Music Trivia.

Swansea Hotel Thursday, Murray Byfield.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, The Way.

Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, Glen Harrison. Sunday, The Years.

Tattersalls Hotel Greta Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Karaoke.

Tea Gardens Hotel Motel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Beau Hatch Duo. Saturday, Michael Peter. Sunday, Half Nelson.

Toronto Workers Club Saturday, Redline.

Vault 73 Thursday, Open mic night.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Ty. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.

Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, Got It Covered.

Wangi Workers Club Friday, Deborah Sinclair. Sunday, Kristi Gilchrist.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, City Beats Duo.

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Spank N the Monkey.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.

Wests City Friday, The Rattle. Saturday, The Rumour Trio.

Wests Nelson Bay Friday, Code Red. Saturday, The Eagles Heart of the Matter, 2 Good Reasons.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Mark Wells Duo; Gordon Hendricks Spirit of Elvis. Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Tuesday, Angamus.

Weston Workers Club Sunday, Jumpin Jukebox Trio.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Nineties AF.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Lee Rolfe.


Australia Day Jonathan Biggins' play looks amusingly at the title holiday and what actually happens. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm (final shows). 0466 332 766.

Chat 10 Looks 3 ABC television stars Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales discuss books, movies, cooking, and more topics as they look at their careers. Chat 10 Looks 3 Productions. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7.30pm. 4929 1977.

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. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm (final shows). 4952 4958.

The Empire Strips Back Amusing send-up of Star Wars, with seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a seductive Booba Fett, and more. Russall S. Beatie, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday, at 8pm. 4929 1977.

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. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, until February 29. 4961 4895.

RAW Comedy 2020 Newcastle heat of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival event with new local comedy performers showing their skills. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Friday, at 8pm. 4929 1977.

Shakespeare in the Vines - Macbeth An outdoor touring production of the classic Shakespeare play about a Scottish king's problems with his wife, witches, and others. Essential Theatre, at Calais Estate, Pokolbin. Saturday at 6pm, with food sales and other events from 4.30pm. 4998 7654.


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.

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. (Lake Cinema)

A Guide to Second Date Sex (MA15+) How bad can a second date really go and what is there to lose? Ryan and Laura are about to find out.

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.

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.

Brahms: The Boy II (M) Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms. (Event)

Call of the Wild (PG) The story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.

Cinema Paradiso (PG)Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. (Regal)

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.

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.

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. (Regal)

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.

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (MA15+) Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognise anymore. (Regal)

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.

Richard Jewell (M) American security guard, Richard Jewell, heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

Rory's Way (M) Rory, a rugged Scotsman, reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. (Regal)

Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.

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.

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.

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

The Professor and the Madman (M) Based on the best-selling novel by Simon Winchester, this is a true tale of madness, genius and obsession about two remarkable men who created history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. Stars Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.

Underwater (M) Seven miles below the ocean surface something has awakened. A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.