5 Sawyers Thursday, Live Sawyers ft GEL & Truman Smith. Friday, AK Morris, Marissa. Saturday, DJ Urby. Sunday, Crocq Duo.
Albion Hotel Singleton Friday, Sarah Christine.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Bliss Bomb.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, The Duo Tones.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, XYZ.
Battlesticks Bar Friday, Paula & Owen. Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Beach Hotel Friday, Guerilla Radio. Saturday, Connect Five. Sunday, Misbehave.
Belmont 16s Friday, RnR Revival, Emily Smith. Saturday, Damien Leith: Rock 'n' Soul, The Best of Roy Orbison and the songs of Elvis Presley, The Snape Trilogy, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, 2 Left Feet.
Belmore Hotel Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Overload.
Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Boney Rivers, The Radiators. Saturday, Shooting Molly.
Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Morning Glory. Saturday, Captain Risky.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Kelly Hope.
The Bradford Friday, Kristo and King. Saturday, Ash Mountain.
Burwood Inn Friday, Austin Mackay. Saturday, Mick Fetch.
Cambridge Hotel Friday, Good Doogs. Sunday, Propagandhi, Sunday School ft Foemen, Chakra Efendi, Lemon Joe.
Catho Pub Sunday, Melbourne Street.
Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Sundays Record.
Central Leagues Club Friday, Megan Core. Saturday, Marissa+1.
Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Travis Collins Brave & Broken Tour, Jessica Cain. Saturday, Kazzie Duo.
Civic Theatre Thursday, Musica Viva: ZOFO. Tuesday, The Proclaimers.
Clarendon Hotel Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Irish Wolfhounds.
Club Catalina Sunday, Mark Lee.
Club Kotara Saturday, Shivoo.
Club Lemon Tree Friday, Let Loose.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Sami.
Colliery Inn Friday, Darren Gould. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, Darren Gould.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Presidential Sweet.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, DJs.
Customs House Friday, Lauren Arms, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth, Felix Quinn Band.
Cypress Lakes Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Joel Oakhill.
D'Albora Marina Sunday, Tyler John.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Bernie.
Doyalson RSL Friday, Brazillian Brothers Duo. Saturday, The Way.
Duke Of Wellington Friday, Kempy.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Vivian.
Easts Leisure & Golf Club Sunday, Max Jackson.
East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Anthology. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, All Access 80s. Saturday, Jackson Halliday.
Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Under Scrutiny. Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Emma's Cottage Saturday, The Big Bang Band.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, Oran Vir.
Finnegans Saturday, Steve Zappa.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Joel Oakhill, Counterpart.
Gartelmann Wines Saturday, Sunday, Gen-R-8.
Gateshead Tavern Friday, Village Idiots.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, James Naldo.
George Tavern Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Hi Fi Days.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Doc & The Delegates.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Phil McKnight.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Paperboy. Sunday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, The Mis-Made, Alter Ego, The Med Heads. Friday, Winter Moon, Patient Lounge, Boots Porter. Saturday, From Love To Violence, Bitchcraft, Carnal Viscera. Sunday, The Shadow Cast Residency ft Boots Porter, Lachlan X. Morris, Blythe.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Gen-R-8.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Horse & Jockey Hotel Singleton Friday, Sami.
Hotel Cessnock Friday, Jake Daulby.
Hotel Jesmond Friday, Crawfish Stew.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.
Jewells Tavern Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.
Kent Hotel Friday, The V Dubs.
King Street Hotel Friday, Lister. Saturday, Tigerlily.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Ben Woodham.
Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Matt Gaudry.
Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Jesse Vee Duo. Saturday, Guy Richards.
Lass O'Gowrie Friday, Lachlan X. Morris, East Coast Low, William John Jr, Joseph Banks. Saturday, Bandapalooza. Sunday, Dedos Curiosos, Vanishing Shapes.
Lizotte's Thursday, Abby Dobson. Friday, Dragon. Saturday, Dancin In The Shadows of Motown. Sunday, Eric Bibb (lunch and dinner shows). Tuesday, The Whitlams.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Lucky Hotel Friday, Howard Shearman. Saturday, Brown Bear + Hooves. Sunday, Sunday Soul Sessions.
Mary Ellen Friday, Felix Quinn Band. Saturday, Gen-X.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Superstar Karaoke.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Bobby C.
Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Anyerin.
Mavericks On Darby Friday, Ryan Daley. Saturday, Jake Davey.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Thursday, Trivia. Friday, Cruzers, Alias, DJ Smashup. Saturday, Loose Bazooka, DJ 88. Sunday, Loose Bazooka, Pete McCredie.
Morisset Country Club Friday, Mel's Karaoke. Sunday, Andrew G.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Austin Mackay.
Nags Head Hotel Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Mick Jones.
Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Rave On, The After Party Trio. Saturday, Jake Rattle & Roll, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Bobby C.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Megan Core.
Newcastle Airport Friday, Max Jackson.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Years.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Mark Lee.
Newcastle Racecourse Saturday, Joel Procter.
Northern Star Hotel Friday, Guy Richards. Saturday, Madelyn, Nicko.
Pedens Cessnock Friday, DJ 88. Saturday, Eye On You.
Pippis At The Point Friday, Jackson Halliday, Hi-Fi Days. Saturday, Katie Jayne Duo. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Plough Inn Friday, James Naldo.
Potters Brewery Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Ngariki.
Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, The Rattle. Saturday, Felix Quinn Band. Sunday, Hummingbirds, Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, MAK.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Kevin O'Hara.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, The V Dubs.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Crawfish Stew Band.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, All In Good Fun Karaoke. Sunday, James Naldo.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Andrew G.
Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Rubber Bullet.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Paparazzi.
Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Komiti Levai Duo, Adz & Sophie. Sunday, Casey Bellamy.
Shortland Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Kelly Hope.
Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, The Smarts.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Toytown, Cooks and Bakers, Byren. Saturday, Halfway Homebuoy.
Star Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren.
Stockton Centre Thursday, The Smarts. Monday, Glen Harrison.
Summerland Sporties Friday, Brazillian Brothers. Saturday, The Way.
Swansea Hotel Friday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Overload.
Swansea Workers Club Friday, The Bad and The Ugly. Sunday, Georgie James.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Kristo and King.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Crawford Brothers. Sunday, The V Dubs.
Tatler Wines Sunday, Hornet.
Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Cash Up Front: The Johnny Cash Show.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.
Tilligerry RSL Friday, Whiskey Business Duo. Saturday, Craig Thommo.
Toronto Diggers Friday, Reggie Sinclair.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Brien McVernon Duo.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Tim Harding. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Vincent St Kitchen and Bar Friday, Kaylens Rain Duo. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo. Sunday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Chris Unicomb.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Saturday, Open Mic Night. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.
Warners At The Bay Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Dream Catchers.
Weston Workers Saturday, At The Hop.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Love That Hat.
Wests City Friday, Up Beat City Duo. Saturday, Iguana.
Wests Mayfield Sunday, Shayne Anne O'Leary, Paul Hayman.
Wests Nelson Bay Friday, Rave On, The After Party Trio. Saturday, Jake Rattle & Roll, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, DJ John Curtain.
Wests New Lambton Friday, Mark Wells Duo. Saturday, Anthology.
West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Snape & Son.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae Band, The Lamplighters. Sunday, Madelyn, Road Hogs.
Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Vegas. Sunday, Karaoke.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jessica Cain.
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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream A man and woman who elope to a forest at night to escape those who won't let them marry meet many colourful people in William Shakespeare's comedy. St Francis Xavier's College, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm. 4929 1977.
Space Dragon Adventure A stranded dysfunctional space crew crash-land in an alien cantina; revised version of a comedy first staged in 2016. Newcastle University Drama Society, at Tantrum Studio, Merewether. Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm, Sunday, at 6pm. eventbrite.com.au.
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, Sunday, at 2pm (final shows). 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 Creative Arts Space (CAS Theatre), Hamilton. Thursday and Saturday, at 7.30pm (final shows). trybooking.com.
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: Endgame (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.
Gloria Bell (M) Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity and family. (Lake Cinema)
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.
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.
John Wick 3: Parabellum (CTC) Keanu Reeves, writer Derek Kolstad and director Chad Stahelski return for the third installment in the neo-noir action thriller series.
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.
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.
Little Woods (CTC) Nia DaCosta's debut feature, nominated for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca, follows two down-and-out estranged sisters trying to make ends meet.
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.
Loud Krazy Love (CTC) Documentary on Brian "Head" Welch's departure from nu metal band KoRn, his escape from addiction and his troubled relationship with his daughter.
Me & My Left Brain (CTC) An OCD-sufferer obsesses over his crush over one sleepless night in this Australian comedy written and directed by - and - starring Alex Lykos.
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.
On The Basis of Sex (M) A biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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.
Peterloo (CTC) Multi-Oscar nominee Mike Leigh (Another Year) writes and directs this story on the 1819 Peterloo Massacre.
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 Detective (PG) Pikachu 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.
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.
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. (Lake Cinema)
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 Least of These: The Graham Staines Story (CTC) Stephen Baldwin is an Australian missionary who was alleged to be illegally proselytising while in India in this faith-based, true story drama.
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.