5 Sawyers Thursday, Beth Gleeson. Friday, Mitchell Charlie, Duncan Woods. Saturday, DJ Smashup. Sunday, 2 Good Reasons.
529 Terrace Bar Thursday, M&M Trivia.
Anna Bay Tavern Friday, Brazillian Brothers Duo. Saturday, Ash Mountain. Sunday, David McCredie.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Rose Pepper, Sundays Record Duo.
Argyle House Saturday, Saturdays at the AH.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Friday, Emily Smith.
The Badger's Lair - Newcastle Leagues Club Friday, Explicit Wrestling 2 ft Path Of Victory, Take My Soul.
Battlesticks Bar Friday, Benson. Saturday, Madelyn. Sunday. Holly Mae
Beach Hotel Friday, The Freqs. Saturday, Club Esky. Sunday, The Humm.
The Beerhaus Saturday, Holly Mae. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Belmont 16s Friday, Midnight Drifters, Ryan Daley. Saturday, The Jungle Kings, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Rich & Famous.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Chris Saxby. Sunday, Jungle Kings.
Belmore Hotel Friday, Chris Saxby. Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Jayde Corner.
Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band, Greg Bryce Band.
The Bradford Friday, Sound of Sunday Duo. Saturday, Crawfish Stew Band.
Cambridge Hotel Thursday, The Beasts. Saturday, Rose Tattoo. Sunday, Foemen, Amos & Emily, Toytown, Skyepaint; Night Bass ft AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo, Jack Beats.
Carrington Bowling Club Friday, Murph.
Catho Pub Saturday, Stoneworx. Sunday, Fuelstar.
Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Friday, Paparazzi. Saturday, The After Party. Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Pete Hibbert. Saturday, The Big Bang.
Civic Theatre Friday, Civic Bar Beats, Tantrum Youth End of Year Showcase.
Clarendon Hotel Thursday, Trivia Night.
Club Charlestown Friday, Bobby C, Karaoke & Cocktails. Saturday, Jess Knaus, Big Night Out.
Club Kotara Friday, This Iz The Moment Karaoke with Peter Stefanson.
Club Lemon Tree Friday, Dream Catchers.
Club Singleton Saturday, Bush Dinner Dance.
Colliery Inn Friday, Jon Schatz. Saturday, Jayde Corner. Sunday, ROX.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Jake Daulby.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Busted Out.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Saturday, Sore Points (CAN).
Crown & Anchor Hotel Friday, Ruby Revue Burlesque Christmas Special.
Customs House Friday, Nano. Sunday, Ashley Knight, Felix Quinn Band.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Emily Smith.
Denman Hotel Saturday, David McCredie. Sunday, Daniel Newberry.
Duke Of Wellington Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Transmission.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Open Mic Night with Andrew G.
East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, TripleZero. Saturday, All Access 80's. Sunday, Anthony Lee.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Glen Harrison.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Kempy.
Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Lachlan, Paparazzi.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, RnB Party: Xmas Special.
Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Loaded Acoustics. Saturday, Karaoke.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Saturday Knights ft glasshouse, The Warts, Lemon Joe.
Finnegans Saturday, Lady Lauryn.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The Leadbellies.
Gateshead Tavern Friday, The Hitpit. Sunday, Loaded Acoustics.
George Tavern Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Sarah De Bono.
Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, Live and Loud. Friday, Dylan Hartas.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Thursday, Trivia with Simon Baggs. Friday, Hey Poncho, Nick Rage. Saturday, The Gleesons.
Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Warning: The Green Day Show, Onshore.
Greta Workers Club Friday, Hummdinger.
Gunyah Hotel Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Shooting Molly. Sunday, Megan Core.
Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, The Little Lord Street Band, Emily A. Smith, Boots Porter. Friday, The Witching Hour. Saturday, Crywank (UK). Sunday, Punk Off ft Outliers, Beijing Bikini, Piss to Eme, Stone Cold Fox.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Friday, Gen-R-8.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Hitpit. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.
Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, MAK. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Hotel Cessnock Friday, Pat Vs Cat.
Hotel Delany Thursday, Musical Bingo Night. Saturday, D Love.
Hotel Jesmond Friday, Outerphase.
Iron Horse Inn Friday, Counterpart. Saturday, Mick Jones.
Jewells Tavern Friday, Kazzie Band. Saturday, Loko.
The Junction Hotel Friday, Helena Kitley Duo.
Kahibah Sports Friday, Karaoke.
Kellys Top Pub Aberdeen Friday, Tim Usher.
Kent Hotel Friday, Loose Bazooka. Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Finn.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Night Bass ft AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo, Jack Beats.
Kurri Bowling Club Friday, Gen-R-8.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Michael Mills, Bob Allan. Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Crawford Brothers Duo. Saturday, The V Dubs.
Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Mak. Saturday, Matt McLaren.
Langdon Hair Charlestown Thursday, ROX.
Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Thursday, Creative Creatures Open Mic. Saturday, GUGI.
Leogate Estate Thursday, Megan Core.
Lizotte's Thursday, Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates, Darren Percival. Friday, ABBASBACK. Sunday, Inspiring Voices. Tuesday, The Animals.
Lucky Hotel Sunday, Sunday Republic Season 7.
Marks Point Sports Club Friday, Josh Drinkwater. Saturday, The V Dubs, Rock Cave Band, Glamstars, The Versions, Shooting Molly, The Search Party.
Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Phonic Trio. Saturday, Code Red.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Counterpart.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Chris Unicomb.
Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Jon Schatz. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Tyler John.
Mayfield Ex-Services Thursday, DV8. Friday, Jessica Cain. Saturday, Anthology.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Thursday, Trivia. Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, 80s To The Max, Howard Ward. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.
Moonshadow Cruises Nelson Bay Saturday, Kaylah Anne.
Murray's Brewery Saturday, Jake Hunt, Aaron Williams. Sunday, Tom Blake Duo.
Music in the Podium Warners Bay Friday, The Shedmasters Band.
Nag's Head Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Robbie T.
Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Ron Knight.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Marissa. Sunday, Tom Christie.
Newcastle Airport Friday, Karen O'Shea.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Saturday, Pete McCredie, Ashley Knight, Glen Harrison. Sunday, Ryan Daley.
Newcastle Hotel Friday, T1R, Jimmi Cara, Nicki Tee. Saturday, Newy Saturdays: KLP.
Northern Star Hotel Friday, Aaron Hood. Saturday, Dan Mani, Paula & Owen.
Orana Hotel Saturday, Led Zeppelin Show.
Oriental Hotel Saturday, TUMBO PIT, Megan Core.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Pedens Cessnock Friday, DJ Searly. Saturday, Kempy.
Pippis At The Point Friday, Mick Jones, Anthony Lee. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo. Sunday, Bernie.
Plough Inn Friday, Angie.
Potters Brewery Friday, Tyler John.
The Pourhouse Saturday, Piper Butcher & The Carnaby's.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Prince of Merewether Friday, Doc and the Delegates. Saturday, Thomas Macokatic Duo. Sunday, MAK.
Queens Arms Hotel Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Marissa, Bad Paris. Saturday, Love That Hat, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Trancemission, Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Code Red.
River Royal Inn Morpeth Sunday, Jason Carruthers Country Show.
Royal Exchange Newcastle Friday, Saturday, The Sandman & Flacco Tribute Show.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Crawfish Stew. Saturday, Sammi & The Jets.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, The Way.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, All In Good Fun Karaoke, Luis Burt. Sunday, Andrew G.
Royal Oak Cessnock Sunday, Lachlan.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kazzie.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.
Shaft Tavern Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Daxton Monaghan.
Shenanigans @ The Imperial Friday, Willy Wagtail. Saturday, The Walking Phoenix Duo.
Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Ryan Hemsworth. Saturday, Thirsty Merc, Simon King. Sunday, Danny & Jake, Mick Jones.
Shortland Hotel Friday, Russell Snape. Saturday, Tim Harding.
Shortland Waters Golf Club Sunday, Emily Smith.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Big Pete.Saturday, Jumpin Jukebox Trio.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Christmas Drinks with Bitchcraft, Stone Cold Fox. Sunday, Kristen Lee Morris + The Dirty Snakes.
Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Michael Wilks Duo.
Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, Damnation Bon Scott Tribute, The Versions.
Stockton Centre Thursday, Zane Penn.
Swansea Hotel Sunday, Sound of Sunday.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Rock Duty. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Gerda.
Swansea Workers Club Friday, Bliss Bomb. Sunday, Bob Allan.
Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, Ben Travis.Saturday, Crawford Brothers Band.
Teralba Bowling Club Sunday, Karaoke.
The Station Newcastle Saturday, Andy Saunders.
Tilligerry RSL Friday, No Control. Saturday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Big Pete.
Toronto Hotel Saturday, End of the Line.
Toronto Workers Saturday, The Smarts, ROX.
Town Hall Hotel Wednesday, Safford.
Valhalla Cafe & Restaurant Bobs Farm Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Katie N Feff.
Wallsend Sporties Friday, Boney Rivers.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, Craig Thommo.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Hummdinger.
Wangi Workers Friday, Solid Gold Party Night. Sunday, Mandy Jarry.
Warners At The Bay Friday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Dream Catchers.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.
Westfield Kotara Thursday, Jessica Cain. Friday, Kazzie, Matt Gaudry. Saturday, Tim Harding, Tom Christie, Kazzie. Sunday, Oran Vir.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Wests Nelson Bay Friday, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, DJ Sonic. Sunday, Jess Knaus.
Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Cruzers. Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wickham Park Hotel Thursday, Thee Cha Cha Chas, The Not Nots. Friday, The Bounty Hunters. Saturday, Sneaky Freakers, Riff Raff. Sunday, John Larder, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs.
Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Jamie Martens.
WIndsor Castle Hotel Saturday, The Way.
21 Bridges (MA) Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, a disgraced detective in the NYPD begins to undercover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him.
Arctic Justice (G) Swifty is a little fox with big dreams, working in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service. When Swifty accidentally stumbles upon the hidden fortress of evil genius Otto Von Walrus, he enlists the help of his friends.
Charlie's Angels (M) Charlie's Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients, and now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally, with the smartest, most fearless, most highly trained women all over the globe.
Countdown (M) A young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Blinded By The Light (PG) In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Downton Abbey (PG) The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Finke: There and Back (M) Blood, sweat, and dollars spill across the centre of Australia at the iconic Finke Desert Race.
Fisherman's Friends (M) A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen.
Ford v Ferrari (M) Visionary US car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Frozen 2 (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. (Lake Cinema)
Joker (MA 15+) A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.
Judy (M) Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. (Lake Cinema)
Knives Out (M) When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to investigate.
Koko: A Red Dog Story (G) Chronicles the life of Red Dog star Koko and the strong connection between humans and their dogs.
Last Christmas (PG) Kate harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop.
Martha: A Picture Story (M) In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti at a time when the city had declared war it. Decades later, Cooper has become an influential godmother to a global movement of street artists.
Mrs Lowry & Son (PG) A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
Official Secrets (MA) The gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information.
Palm Beach (M) Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.
Playing With Fire (PG) A crew of rugged fighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.
Ride Like A Girl (PG) The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Rory's Way (M) When a rugged old Scotsman reluctantly moves in overseas with his estranged son in San Francisco, his life is altered through an unexpected romance and newly-found bond with his baby grandson.
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep (MA) Years following the events of The Shining, a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knots who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Terminator: Dark Fate (MA) Returning to the original premise of the first two Terminator films, where an unstoppable killing machine relentlessly pursues an unsuspecting human target in our contemporary world.
The Addams Family (PG) You may think your family is weird but the outlandish, bizarre, and completely iconic Addams Family, will have you thinking again.
The Good Liar (MA15+) Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online.
The Keeper (M) The story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret, saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero.
Two Heads Creek (MA) A timid butcher and his drama-queen twin sister quit the hostile confines of post-Brexit Britain and adventure to Australia in search of their birth mother, but the seemingly tolerant townsfolk are hiding a dark, meaty secret.
Western Stars (PG) A documentary about Bruce Springsteen's first studio album in five years.
Lily, the Felon's Daughter Tongue-in-cheek melodrama by Tom Taggart with a young girl having to deal with family criminal actions when she is attracted to a handsome young man. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, until December 15. 4931 2800.
Love, Life and Musicals and Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) Bright double bill of popular songs from musicals, and Pietro Mascagnis one-act opera that tells of love, lust and vengeance in a Sicilian village. Opera Hunter and Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Nightly at 7.30pm until Saturday, plus a 1.30pm Saturday matinee. 4952 4958.
Nick Tickle: Fairytale Detective A colourful investigator comes to Grannys aid when she cant tell favourite fairy tales because someone is stealing the magic beans and other props; comedy by Steph DeFerie with audience involvement. Young People's Theatre, at Young Peoples Theatre, Hamilton. Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 2pm and 6pm (final shows). 4961 4895.
Once Upon A Wowfest Bright, colourful and amusing short plays developed by Hunter Drama students, that rework fairy tales, and give them very different endings. Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton groups on stage at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Friday, at 6.30pm (bookings 4993 4266). Newcastle groups at the Civic Playhouse on Saturday and Sunday, at 2pm and 6.30pm, and Monday and Tuesday, at 6.30pm. 4929 1977.
The Sandman and Flacco Tribute Show Steve Abbott and Paul Livingston pay tribute through spoken word, song, noises and stories to their one-time fictional characters Sandman and Flacco. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm. 4929 4969.
Stepping Out Return season of the sold-out light-hearted musical comedy by Richard Harris that has eight very different people trying to learn to tap dance and making self-discoveries along the way. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Wednesday, at 8pm, then Friday, December 13, at 8pm, Saturday, December 14, at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday, December 15, at 2pm. 4952 4958.
Tantrum Youth Arts End of Year Showcase Funny and original short works collaboratively devised by junior and senior drama and performance workshop participants. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Friday, at 6pm. 4929 1977.