Your guide to the Hunter’s music, movies and theatre

GIG OF THE WEEK: Brisbane punk lads Dune Rats are headlining the party at the Cambridge Hotel on Friday.MUSIC5 Sawyers Friday, AK Morris.
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48 Watt Street Saturday-Sunday, Sarah Blasko,Cameron Avery,Fraser A. Gorman.

Albion Hotel SingletonFriday, Lee Rolfe.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Witchery.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Duplexity.

Bar Petite Friday, Nano M. Saturday, Emmy Rose. Sunday, The Coconut Trio.

Battlesticks BarThursday,Richard Walker.Friday,Little Cents.Saturday,John Larder.Sunday,Wesley’s Edge.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.

Beach Hotel Friday, Tom Blake. Saturday, The Lamplighters.

Belmont 16sFriday, Bobby C, Rave On. Saturday, The Years.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Loko. Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

The Bradford Friday, The Way. Saturday, Acoustic Mayhem. Sunday, Michael Passfield.

Burwood Inn Friday, Jess Holland. Saturday, Timmy Coffey.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Dune Rats, Tired Lion, Pandamic (Glass House), The Hard Aches, The Football Club, Muncie Girls (UK) (Warehouse). Saturday, REMI, Sampa The Great. Sunday, Dustin Tebbutt & Lisa Mitchell, Alex The Astronaut.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, 4 Letter Word.

Carrington Place Thursday,The Frenchman Street Jazz Band.

Catho PubSaturday, Lee Rolfe.Sunday, Shivoo.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Gareth Hudson.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Helen O’Dee.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Rendezvous.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Joel Oakhill.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Phil McKnight.

Club KotaraSaturday, Love That Hat.

Club LemonTree Friday, Norm Bakker. Saturday, Solid Gold Party.

Club Maitland City Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday,Darren Rolling Keys.

Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, Reg Sinclair.

The CommonsFriday, Emma Davis.

Country Club HotelFriday, Amber Lawrence &Aleyce Simmonds, Press Play. Saturday,Bryen & The Bayou Boogie Boys, Sandra Humphries, Dola. Sunday,Kinder Danny & Eclipse.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Criterion Hotel WestonFriday, Snow Party.Saturday, The Zillers.

Customs HouseFriday, Ben Travis. Saturday, Anyerin. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Denman HotelSunday, Layth Gunn.

Duke Of WellingtonFriday,Dave Carter.Saturday, Redline.

East Maitland Bowling ClubFriday, Loose Bazooka. Saturday,The Fedz. Sunday,Roxy.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Boney Rivers.

The Edwards Friday, James Bennett.

Erringhi HotelSaturday, Angel Gear.

Exchange Hotel Friday, 4 Letter Word. Saturday, Alias.

Family Hotel MaitlandFriday, Tim Broadway.

Finnegans Saturday, Zannon Lionette, Kidd Kaos.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Jacob & Laura.

Gallipoli Legion ClubThursday,Fish Fry.

Gateshead TavernFriday, Paul Watters.Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.

George Tavern Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Tre Soul.

Grain StoreSaturday,LoganWolfgang.Sunday,JJ King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, A Final Recital.

Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, DJ Jakesy. Saturday, Autumn Hearts, Lennie Tranter & The Bagism Revelation. Sunday, Fish Fry & Pow Wow.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Ashley Knight.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Beau Hatch. Saturday, Matt McLaren.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Loko.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Friday, The Grounds, Rangers of the Universe, The Culture Industry.Sunday,Brock Henry, Lachlan X. Morris, Bofolk Ballico.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Gen-R-8. Saturday, Tim Rossington, Sundays Record. Sunday, Grant Walmsley Trio.

Honeysuckle Hotel Sunday, Whispering Jack –John Farnham tribute.

Hotel Delany Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Sean Andrews.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Ryan Daley.

The Junction Hotel Friday,Tim Rossington. Saturday,Kylie Jane.

Kent Hotel Friday, Triple Zero. Saturday, The V-Dubs. Sunday, Christina Crofts Blues Band.

King Street Hotel Friday, Dillytek, Dexi.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Beth Gleeson.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, David McCredie.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Bucko.

Lass O’GowrieThursday,The Pits,Borneo,Kristian Dooley.Friday,Family Dog,East Coast Swag,The Know Goods,E4444e. Saturday, Bin Juice, The Treehouse Children, Cosmic Spice, Stranger Than Friends, Nelipot, Southern End, Arcades and Lions, Sister Rosicky, Oilbaron. Sunday,Lincoln le Fevre, Amy Vee, Scott Spencer.

Lizotte’sFriday, Dragon, Dexter Moore. Saturday,All Our Exes Live in Texas. Sunday, Killer Queen.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, Howie & Alex. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Maitland Leagues ClubFriday,Kieran Wicks. Saturday, Gavin Scott.Sunday,National Music Academy Students.

Mark HotelSaturday, Snape Trilogy.Sunday, The V-Dubs.

Mary Ellen Friday,Arley and I. Saturday,Band Of Burds. Sunday,Ben Travis.

Mavericks On The BayFriday, Karen O’Shea. Saturday, Troy Kemp. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Mavericks On DarbyFriday,ToddSchmoo. Saturday,Arley and I.

Mayfield Ex-Services ClubFriday, Brazillian Brothers Duo.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Sunday, Leeroy & The Rats.

Mezz BarFriday,Motown Magic. Saturday,Incognito.Sunday,Melbourne Street.

Morisset Country ClubSunday, Jamie Martens.

Muree Golf ClubFriday, Kelly Hope.

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Tom Blake. Sunday, Grant Walmsley Freebird & Friends.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Blues Bombers.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Jason Ray.

Nelson Bay Bowling ClubSunday, Cash Walkin The Line.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Jade & Willow.Saturday, Viper Creek Band, Kristy James, The Mokos. Sunday,DJsKevin & Maria Easy, Kim MacKenzie.

Newcastle Leagues Club–The Vault Friday,Tempest Rising,Lycanthrope,Moustache Ant,Corotted,Final Form.

Northern Star HotelFriday,Sarah Christine. Saturday,Little Cents.

Pedens CessnockFriday, Kristy James.Saturday, Viagro.

Pippis At The PointFriday, Bonny Rai, Bandditts.Saturday, Phonic.Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Potters Brewery Friday, Joel Oakhill.

The PourhouseSaturday, Bonny Rai.

Premier Hotel Saturday,Jamie Martens. Sunday,The Years.

Prince of Wales HotelFriday, Bucko. Saturday, Ngariki.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Tre Soul. Saturday, Jason Bone, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, DV8.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Joel Oakhill.

Royal Federal HotelBranxton Saturday, StateFX.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Witchery.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoFriday, Brenton Williams.Sunday, The Leadbellies.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Loren Ryan.

Salamander Shores Friday, Code Red.Saturday, Mick Jones.

Seabreeze HotelFriday, Counterpart.Sunday,Arna Georgia,Dos Eager.

Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday,Zac & Ben.Saturday,Greg Bryce.Sunday,Sarah Christine.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Zane Penn.

Singleton DiggersSunday, Frets With Benefits.Sunday, Lennie & Carter.

Small Ballroom Thursday, Xenocidal Warpath, Aversions Crown,Boris The Blade, Alpha Wolf. Saturday, Clowns,Night Birds(USA),RortMenace,Wavevom.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Sunday, Beccy Cole.

Souths Leagues Club Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Big Pete.

Stag & Hunter Hotel Thursday, Double Up Lounge.Friday,Marshall O’Kell. Saturday, Muzzy Pep, E4444e. Sunday,Alby Pool & No City Limits.

Star Hotel Friday, Spank N The Monkey.Sunday, Bruce Mathiske.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.

Stockton RSLClub Saturday, The Rattlesnakes.

Swansea Hotel Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Swansea RSLClub Saturday, Sisters From Different Mr’s.

Sydney Junction Hotel Sunday, Codi Kaye.

Tanilba Bay Golf ClubFriday, Mark Lee.

Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.

Telarah Bowling ClubSunday, Max Jackson.

Tilligerry RSLFriday, Frets With Benefits.Saturday, Jacob Ridgeway Duo, The Bush Happy Band, Whiskey Business.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto HotelFriday, Frick N Orson.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Rock Factor. Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.

Unorthodox Church of Groove Saturday, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Rosalie Cocchiaro,ChachyPenalver.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Wangi HotelSaturday, James Naldo.

Wangi Wangi RSLClub Saturday, Rock The Mic. Sunday, Ben Woodham. Tuesday,Brian Larenze.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Mardmax.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Jungle Kings.

Wests New LambtonThursday, Angamus. Friday, Rubber Bullet. Saturday, The Smarts. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park HotelFriday,Shivoo.Saturday,Phoenix Pritchard,The Porkers,Local Resident Failure,Bad Luck Kitty.Sunday,Kenny Jewell,Steve Edmonds.

Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Wayne & The Wanderers.

MOVIES20thCentury Women(M) The story of three women who explore love and freedom in southern California during the late 1970s. (Tower)

A Dog’s Purpose(PG) A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

A Royal Night Out (M) On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance. (Regal)

A Street Cat Named Bob (PG) Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. (Regal)

And Now For Something Completely Different (PG) An collection of the best sketches from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. (Regal)

Baywatch(M)Follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon as he butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Churchill (M)A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day. (Tower)

Diary of a Whimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG)Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother’s 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention.

Denial(PG)Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. (Regal)

Don’t Tell(M)The story of a young woman who fought back after enduring sexual abuse at a prestigious private school.

Edward Scissorhands (PG)A gothic fairytale about the ultimate outsider: a half-finished artificial man with scissors for hands. (Tower)

Get Out(MA) A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(M)The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together.

John Wick: Chapter 2(MA)After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword(M)Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

My Cousin Rachel (PG)A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. (Tower)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales(M) Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle.

Resident Evil: Vendetta (MA)Tasked with capturing a notorious weapons trafficker,Chris Redfield of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance storms a mysterious mansion backed up by a crack team. (Event, Glendale)

Snatched(MA 15+)A young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise.

The Mummy (M)An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

The Shack (M) After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. (Event, Kotara)

The Spy Who Loved Me (M) James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. (Regal)

The Zookeeper’s Wife (M)The story ofJan and Antonina Zabinski, thekeepers of the Warsaw Zoo,who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion. (Lake Cinema)

Their Finest (M) A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.

Viceroy’s House(PG)Lord Mountbattenis tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence.

Wonder Woman(M)An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world’s greatest heroes.

THEATREA Little Murder Never Hurt AnybodyA man’s New Year resolution to murder his wifehas her declaring that he won’t, with a mad year following; zany comedy by Ron Bernas.Newcastle Theatre Company, Lambton. Wednesday, FridayandSaturday at 8pm, until June 17; plus 2pm on Saturday, June 10.

ChicagoA woman who shoots her boyfriend when he walks out on her uses a trial topromote her show business ambitions; lively jazz age musical. Novocastrian Players andTheatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, dinner and show7pm, show only 8pm, until June 24, plus Sunday at 2pm andWednesday, June 21, at7pm.

Don GiovanniBrisk and amusing Mozart opera, with the womanising title charactercontinually eluding their menfolk; n premiere of new translation by Jeremy Sams.Opera Hunter, at Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay. Wednesday and Friday, at 7.30pm, and Saturday and Sunday, at 2pm, until June25.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival RoadshowLively mix of n andinternational stand-up comedians. Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, at 8pm,and the Civic Theatre, Newcastle, nightly from Friday to Sunday, at 8pm.

Pantseat Sings: Mickey and Me – The Songs of DisneyBright songs from classic Disneyfilms and stage shows. WEA Hall, Cooks Hill. Saturday, at 4pm.

RumoursA 10th wedding anniversary party goes awry when friends arrive to find thepolitician husband with a gun wound and his wife missing; comedy by Neil Simon.Newcastle G and S Players Comedy Club, at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall,Georgetown. Dinner show performances on Friday, June 16, Saturdays 10 and 17, andSunday, June 11, with meal at 7pm; show only matinee on Sunday, June 11, at 2pm.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie BrownBright musical with the Peanuts comic children andpet dog, Snoopy, and Charlie Brown seeking a girlfriend. Young People’s Theatre, at itsHamilton theatre. Fridays, June 9 and 23, at 7pm; Saturdays, June 10 and 24, at 2pm and7pm, Sundays, June 11 and 18, at 2pm, and Wednesdays, June 14 and 21, at 7pm.

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