GIG OF THE WEEK: The Beautiful Girls take a trip down memory lane on Sunday at the Cambridge Hotel when they perform tracks from Morning Son and Learn Yourself.MUSIC5 Sawyers Thursday, DJ Jonathan. Friday, Devultra. Saturday, Alessandro. Sunday, Adrianna Mac.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Phonic Duo.Sunday, Sami.
Hotel CessnockSaturday, James Naldo.
Battlesticks BarWednesday,Codi Kaye.Thursday,Nicko.Friday, Dean Kyrwood.Saturday,Aqwa.Sunday,Ryan Daley.
Beach HotelSunday, The V Dubs.
Belmont 16s Friday, Nightmoves, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Damien, The Big Bang.Sunday, Klassic Blak.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Lithium.
Beresfield Bowling ClubFriday, Shooting Molly.Saturday,Mardmax Trio.
Black MalabarSunday, Breaking Trad (Ire).
The BradfordFriday, The Core.Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Bulahdelah Bowling ClubSaturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Cambridge HotelFriday, Skyepaint. Sunday, The Beautiful Girls (Glasshouse), White Blanks, Jacob (Warehouse).
Cardiff RSL ClubFriday, Roxy.
Catho PubSaturday, Romney Watts.Sunday,Sunday, Trainwrek.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubFriday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Pete McCredie.
Cessnock Leagues ClubFriday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, The Remedy.
Charlestown Bowling ClubFriday, Deuce.
DUO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi unite at Under The Southern Stars.
Civic Theatre Wednesday, Billy Gibbons (US).
Club CatalinaSunday,Jesse Fildes.
Club LemonTreeFriday, Redline.Saturday, Frick N Orson.
Club Maitland CityFriday, Geoff Kendall.
Colliery InnFriday, Zane Penn.
Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Junior & Luana.
Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, Reggie Sinclair.Saturday,Lennie Live.
Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Hayden Johns.Sunday,Mick Jones.
Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Revampt.
Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Katie N Feff.
Customs HouseWednesday, Perry Carter.Friday, Kaylah Anne.Saturday, Tyler John.Sunday, Sunset Club.
Cypress LakesFriday, Marissa. Saturday, Tom Christie.
D’Albora MarinaFriday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Duke Of WellingtonFriday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, The Levymen.
East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Norm Bakker.
East Maitland Bowling ClubFriday, Easy Daze.Saturday, The Smarts.Sunday, Bernie Ayrton.
Easts Leisure & Golf ClubSaturday, Kazzie.
Edgeworth Bowling ClubFriday, Big Night Out.Sunday,Roxy.
Edgeworth TavernFriday, STP.Saturday, Murray Byfield.
Family Hotel MaitlandFriday, Lee Rolfe.
Fingal Bay Sports ClubSunday, Zane Penn.
FinnegansSaturday, Luke La Beat, Kingstone, Tig, 5 Percent, Josh Blair.
Gateshead TavernFriday, The Way.Sunday, Witchery.
George TavernFriday, Kazzie. Saturday, Jake Davey.
Grain StoreSaturday, Ryan Daley.
Greta Workers ClubFriday, Rag N Bone.
Gunyah HotelFriday, Perry Carter.Saturday, Rocket.
Hamilton Station HotelThursday,The Spindrift Saga, Travis White (JPN),Kate Beck (JPN/US),New Black Shades,Dearly Departed. Sunday,Audrey MacAlpine (US),Rachel Ellis (US),Milli Casey.
Harrigan’s PokolbinFriday, Overload. Saturday, Jayde Corner, X & Y. Sunday,The Levymen.
Harry Elliott Oval –Tuncurry Saturday, Under The Southern Stars ft. Jimmy Barnes, Richie Sambora (US) & Orianthi, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Ash Grunwald,Dallas Crane.
Hawks Nest Golf Club Friday, Witchery.
Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, Rendezvous.
Honeysuckle HotelFriday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Hummingbirds.
Hotel CessnockFriday, Jessica Cain.
Hotel DelanyFriday, Matt Meler.Saturday, Misbehave.
Hotel JesmondFriday, The Remedy.
Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, Witchery.
Jewells TavernSaturday, Anyerin.
The Junction HotelSaturday, Kaylah Anne.
Lake Macquarie TavernFriday, Dr Zoom Duo.
Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, James Naldo.
Lass O’GowrieFriday,East Coast Low,Dave Favours & The Road Side Ashes,The Boatmen.Saturday,Guerrilla Radio. Sunday,Urban Guerillas.
Lizotte’sFriday,Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Saturday,Steve Edmonds Band Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Sunday, The East Pointers (Can) (lunch),1927,RJ Hemsworth (dinner).
Lucky HotelFriday, Max Jackson.Saturday, The New Cool.Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mark HotelFriday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Marks Point Sports ClubFriday, Aaron Hood.
Mary Ellen HotelFriday,The New Cool.Saturday, V Dubs.
Maryland TavernFriday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Zac & Ben.
Mavericks On The BayFriday, Jackson Halliday.Saturday,Ben Travis.Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mavericks On DarbyFriday, Pistol Pete.Saturday, Jordan Fleming.Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Loose Change. Saturday, Marriah.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,Loose Bazooka, DJ SearlySaturday,Big Night Out, DJ Angelo.
Morriset Country ClubSunday, Justin Banks.
Murray’s BrewerySaturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, James Osborn.
Nag’s Head HotelFriday, Kevin O’Hara.Saturday, Pistol Pete.
Nelson Bay DiggersThursday, The Rattle. Friday, 3 Of A Kind. Saturday, The Gaudrys.
Nelson Bay Golf ClubFriday, Matt Gaudry. Saturday, Just Jade.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubFriday, Ty.
Northern Star HotelFriday,Sarah Christine.Saturday,Brent Murphy.
Oaks Pacific Blue Resort Salamander BaySaturday, Mick Jones.
Pedens CessnockFriday, James Naldo.Saturday, Angel Gear.
Pippis At The PointFriday, Bonny Rai.Friday, Ben Travis.Saturday, Arley Black.Sunday, Kazzie.
Potters BreweryFriday, Tyler John.Saturday, Karen O’Shea.
The PourhouseSaturday, Sami.
Prince of Wales HotelFriday, Holly Mae.
Queens Wharf HotelFriday,Paperboy, Just Jade.Saturday, Georgina Grimshaw, 2GoodReasons.
Railway Hotel CessnockFriday, Ashley Knight.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday,Todd Schmoo.
Royal Federal HotelBranxtonFriday, Misbehave. Saturday, State FX.
Royal Hotel DenmanSaturday, Loose Bazooka.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Junior and Luana.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Andrew G.
Rutherford HotelSaturday, Roxy.
Seabreeze HotelFriday, Dos Eager.Sunday, Matt Bowles.
Shortland HotelFriday, Anthony Lee.Saturday, Russell Snape.
Soldiers Point Bowling ClubFriday, Mark Lee.Saturday,The Bad And The Ugly.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Robbie T.
Stag and Hunter HotelThursday, Merewether Fats Jam. Friday, Kava Kings. Saturday, Method.
Stockton Bowling ClubFriday, Jim Overend. Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Jimmy Buffet tribute show.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, CrocQ.
Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Soundscape.Sunday,Paul Watters.
Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Junior and Luana.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday,Boney Rivers.Sunday, Bonny Rai.
Tilligerry RSLFriday, Purple Hearts.Saturday, Allan Freihaut.
Toronto DiggersSaturday, John Noble.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Redline.Sunday, Arley Black.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Kellie Cain.Sunday, Jason Bone.
Wangi HotelSunday, Angie.
Wangi Wangi RSLClubFriday, Ron Knight. Sunday, CottonSax & Strings.
Warners At The BayFriday, Chad Shuttleworth.Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Megan Core.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Talk Of The Town.
Wests New LambtonThursday, Angamus. Friday, The Big Bang. Saturday, Greg Bryce. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wickham Park HotelFriday,Porn Skas + Plan C.Saturday,Annie O’Dee Duo,Marshall O’Kell.Sunday, Connor Wink,Voodoo Express.
Wednesday,Music Nursery Launch ft. Mark Cashin & the Lil Hussy’s.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Dave Carter.
MOVIESAll The Money In The World (R)The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-oldJohn Paul Getty IIIand the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfatherJean Paul Gettyto pay the ransom.
Breathe(M)The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. (Tower)
Coco(PG)Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz.
Daddy’s Home 2(PG)Father and stepfather, Dustyand Bradhave joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas.
Downsizing(M)Imagine what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall & propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.
Ferdinand(G)After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home.
Goodbye Christopher Robin(PG)A behind-the-scenes look at the life of authorA.A. Milneand the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his sonC.R. Milne. (Lake Cinema)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle(PG)Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it.
Namiya (M)A general store that gives advice turning magical one night. Accidently, the time line switched somehow makes the current present and the best present for the people who want to be advised.
Paddington 2(G) Now happily settled with the Brown family, Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Pitch Perfect 3(M)Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.
Stars Wars Episode VIII:The Last Jedi(M)Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
The Greatest Showman(PG)The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
The Liquidator (MA)A series of gruesome murders takes the city by storm. Each crime is elaborately staged and executed with high level of skillfulness. All murders have something in common: The victims are subjects of recent media controversy.
The Shining (M)A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (Hoyts)
Wonder(PG)A boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he’s an ordinary kid.
THEATREDead Centre and Sea WallThis double bill by Tom Holloway and Simon Stephens looks atfactors that alter the relationship between a couple, with the woman moving from England to in Dead Centre to try to escape her past, and the man looking in Sea Wall at issuesin a coastal region that affected them. Stooged Theatre, at the Catapult Dance Studios,Newcastle West. Saturdays, January 13 and 20, at 7.30pm, Sundays, January 14 and 21, at5pm, and Friday, January 19, at 7.30pm.
Honk JrLively musical adaptation of fairy tale The Ugly Duckling, with a young castplaying the farmyard animals with very different views of a very unusual baby bird. MaitlandMusical Society. Maitland Pro Cathedral (St John’s Hall): Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm,Sunday at 2pm, until January 14. James Theatre, Dungog: Saturday, January 20, at 7.30pm,Sunday, January 21, at 2pm.
Mo Comedy in JanuaryA showcase of Newcastle’s comedic talent, including IsaacButterfield, Soame Chopra, Brendon Knott, Glenn Majurey, Andrew Milos, Clinton Starrettand Steven White, hosted by award-winning comedian, Jason Starrett, to raise funds forMovember. Lizotte’s, Lambton. Thursday, January 11. Dinner and show from 6pm; showonly at 8.30pm.
Operation Ouch! Live on StageDr Chris and Dr Xand, the identical twin stars of thepopular children’s television series, explore medical science from a kid’s-eye view, creatingincredible medical stunts and crazy experiments. Andrew Kay and Associates, at the CivicTheatre, Newcastle. Monday, at 2.30pm and 5.30pm.
Take Me to NeverlandNewcastle playwright Riley McLean reworks, with comedy anddrama, the story of Peter Pan and shows how his experiences as an orphan and psychiatricpatient left him determined not to grow up. Bearfoot Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse,Newcastle. Nightly from Thursday, January 11, to Saturday, January 13, at 7pm, plus a 2pmSaturday matinee.