Your guide to what’s hot this week in Newcastle music, movies and theatre

BEAUTIFUL: English singer-songwriter James Blunt brings his tear-jerking ballads to Bimbadgen on Saturday night for a special A Day On The Green.MUSIC5 Sawyers Thursday, Shaun Kirk,Andie.Friday, Devultra.Saturday,DJ Alessandro.Sunday,Adrianna Mac Duo.

Albion Hotel Singleton Friday, Mardmax.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, The Bad And The Ugly.Sunday, Mick Jones.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Allison Forbes.

Avon Valley InnSaturday, Xyz.

Bar Petite Saturday, Jake & Danny.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, John Larder. Friday, LittleCents, Saturday,Elisa Kate. Sunday, Aqwa.

Beach Hotel Friday, Midnight Movers. Saturday, Club Esky.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Kazzie.

Belmont 16s Friday, Matchbox, Ben Travis.Saturday, Ted Mulry Gang, Michael Rose,Loko,Pete Hibbert.Sunday, The Moon Dogs Duo.

Belmore HotelFriday, StateFX.Saturday, STP.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Kick –INXS show. Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Bimbadgen Saturday, James Blunt (UK), Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd, Karise Eden.

Blackbutt HotelFriday, Chelsea Berman.

The BradfordFriday, The Search Party.Saturday,Duplexity.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Baraya ft. The Last Kinection, JayTeeHazard, Jacob Ridgeway & Band, David Leha, Chris Tamwoy, Waria. Friday, Red Fang, Drunk Mums (main room),Split Feed,dave, Moaning Lisa, Rum Jungle (side bar). Saturday, Abbe May. Sunday, Willow Beats, Saatsuma.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Relatched.

Catho PubSaturday, Lennie Live.Sunday, Smokin Rosie.

Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Paparazzi.

Central Charlestown Leagues ClubFriday, Megan Core.Saturday,Matt Semmens.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Layth Gunn.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, 2GoodReasons.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Redline.

Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Joel Oakhill.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Jake Davey.

Club Azzurri Saturday, Introvert, Speakeasy, Elk Locker, Blush, Mark The Barber.

Club CatalinaSunday, James Naldo.

Club KotaraSaturday, Soundabout.

Club LemonTree Friday, Dragon, Chad Shuttleworth, Matty G. Saturday, Jon Matthews.

Club Maitland City Friday, Pistol Pete.

Colliery Inn Friday, Brien McVernon.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Ben Woodham.

Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, James Osborn.Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.Sunday,The Fruittrees.

Country Club Hotel Shoal BayFriday, AustinMackay, Saturday,Nicko,Ngariki & Friends. Sunday, BrienMcVernon,CaseyBellamy.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Four To The Floor.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, KR Duo.

Customs House Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Megan Core.

Denman HotelSunday, Michael Bryers.

Duke Of WellingtonFriday, Zane Penn.Saturday,Jackson Broadway.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Reg Lindsay Memorial Talent Quest. Sunday, Wayne Rogers.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Alias. Saturday, Whiskey Business. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Misbehave. Sunday, Kaylens Rain.

Edgeworth TavernFriday, Ash Mountain.Saturday, James Naldo.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Paperboy.

Family Hotel MaitlandFriday, Bob Allan.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Witchery.

Gateshead TavernFriday,Pat Vs Cat. Sunday,The Brown Bull.

George Tavern Friday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Katie N Feff.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Sean Harlor Trio, Tom Shepherd Trio.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Phil McKnight.

Greta Workers ClubFriday, Rendezvous.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Hayden Shepherd. Saturday, Project X.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Erica Freas (US), Jamie Hay, Naif. Friday, Signals Midwest (US),Paper Thin,Zzzounds,Jen Buxton. Sunday,Jack RReilly,Grace Turner,Boots Porter.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Crawfish Stew. Saturday, Brendan Murphy, The Smarts. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.

Hexham Bowling ClubFriday, V-Dubs.Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Honeysuckle HotelFriday, Big Night Out.Saturday, Humingbirds.Sunday, Tim Harding.Sunday, CrocQ.

Hope Estate Hob Dub Wine Machine ft. Hot Dub Time Machine, Touch Sensitive, Sneaky Sound System, The Kite String Tangle, Owl Eyes.

Hotel CessnockFriday, Brett O’Malley.

Hotel Delany Friday, Sean Andrews. Saturday, Alias.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Bandditts.

Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, All Access 80s.

Iron Horse InnSaturday, Lucille Two.

Jewells TavernSaturday, Snape & Son Duo.Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

Kahibah Sports Club Friday, Loose Change.

Kent Hotel Friday, Relatched. Saturday, Beau Hatch Band. Sunday, Anyerin, Greg Bryce Band.

King Street Hotel Friday, Party Thieves. Saturday, Spenda C.

Lake Macquarie TavernFriday, Jake Folbigg.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Robbie Urquhart. Sunday, Murray Byfield.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Aqwa.

Lass O’GowrieThursday,The Illustrators,Salt & Steel,Entity.Friday,Hack the Mainframe,Ebola Goldfish,Fake News.Saturday,Good Thanks,The Desert Sea,Caveman.Sunday,The Dead Love,Smacked Youth,Pacific Void.

Lizotte’s Thursday,Burlesque Idol. Friday,Don’t Dream It’s Over – Tribute to Crowded House & Split Enz. Saturday, Damien Leith. Sunday, Rick & John Brewster.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Bandditts. Sunday, The People, US.

Mark HotelFriday, Bobby C.Saturday, Matt Gaudry.

Mary Ellen Friday, The Smarts. Saturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Maryland TavernFriday, Tim Harding.Saturday, The Faves.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Lithium. Saturday, Busta Thong.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Leroy & The Rats. Saturday, Short & Curly Trio. Sunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,Ron Knight &the Daze Band.Saturday,V Dubs.Sunday,Bonnie Rai.

Morriset Country ClubSunday, Kelly Hope.

Muree Golf ClubFriday, Mark Lee.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Mick Jones.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Frick N Orson.

Nelson Bay Bowling ClubFriday, Jamie Martens.

Nelson Bay DiggersFriday, Dr. Zoom Duo.Saturday, The Big Bang.Sunday, Megan Core.

Nelson Bay Golf ClubFriday, Matt Gaudry.Saturday,Just Jade.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubFriday,CrocQ.Sunday, Bobby C.

Newcastle Jockey ClubFriday, Jordan Fleming.

Northern Star HotelFriday, LoganWolfgram. Saturday,Allon.

Oaks Pacific Blue ResortSaturday, Jake Folbigg.

Old Victoria HotelFriday, Murray Byfield.

Oriental Hotel Friday, The Emerald Ruby.

Pedens CessnockSaturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Pelican RSL Club Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Bernie.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Dean Kyrwood, Phonic. Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Jesse Fildes.

Plough InnFriday, Allan Freihaut.

Potters Brewery Friday, Bonny Rai. Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Premier Hotel Friday, Hummingbirds.Saturday, Sundays Record.Sunday, Loko.

Prince of Wales HotelFriday, Ryan Daley.

Potters BreweryFriday, Bonny Rai. Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Queens Wharf HotelThursday, Harbour Lounge.Friday, Holly Mae,The Rattle.Saturday,Bobby C,Lithium.Sunday, Fish Fry,Wharf Life.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Friday, Jesse Fildes.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Roxy.

River Royal Inn MorpethFriday, Todd Schmoo.

Royal Federal HotelBranxtonFriday, Jade Holland Band.Saturday,Evergreen.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoFriday, Duncan Woods.Sunday, Shawn Lidster.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Matt Scullion.

Sacred Spaces Singleton Sunday,London KlezmerQuartet.

Seabreeze HotelFriday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Seven Seas HotelSunday, Just Jade.

Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday, Anyerin.Saturday, Zac and Ben.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Reg Sinclair. Saturday, Robbie T.

Singleton DiggersSaturday, Cover 2 Cover.

Soldiers Point Bowling ClubFriday, Deborah Sinclair.Saturday,Blue Suede Boppers.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Kevin O’Hara.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday,Mike Elrington. Friday,Eagle and The Wolf, Dearly Departed. Saturday,Time On Earth,Release the Hounds.

Star Hotel Saturday, The Levymen.Sunday, Bruce Mathiske’s Guitar Lounge.

Station HotelKurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton RSLClub Friday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Slam Tango.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Mardmax.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Kazzie.

Tilligerry RSLSaturday, Brett O’Malley.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto HotelFriday, Troy Kemp.Sunday,TimPringle.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Rock Factor. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Karen O’Shea. Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Wangi HotelSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys.Sunday,Ben Woodham.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Bon Jovi Experience.

Warners Bay Hotel Friday, Jason Bone.

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Good Company.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Beth Gleeson.

Wests CardiffFriday, Blood, Sweat & Beers.Saturday, Anthology.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday,Mark Wells Duo.Saturday,Rubber Bullet. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, PlasticVoyage. Sunday, TimRossington,Compadre Diablo.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, The Klassics.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Tim Harding.

MOVIES12 Strong (MA)A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Black Panther(M)T’Challa who returns home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, but when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested.

Darkest Hour(PG)During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime MinisterWinston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate withAdolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Death Wish(R)A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers.

Fifty Shades Freed(MA)Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool(M)A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Finding Your Feet(M)LadySandra Abbott finds the courage to reinvent herself after she flees a broken marriage to stay with her bohemian sister in London.

Game Night(MA)A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Going For Gold (G) Emma, 17, joins a high school cheerleading team when she moves to with her dad who is a former air force officer.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami (M) Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. (Tower)

I, Tonya(MA)Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Lady Bird(M)The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Monster Family (PG)Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out.

Red Sparrow(MA)Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

Sweet Country(MA) When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. (Lake Cinema)

The Greatest Showman(PG)Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Mercy (M)An amateur sailorcompetesin the 1968 Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. (Tower)

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (G)Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

The Post(M)A cover-up that spanned four USPresidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. (Regal)

The Secret Scripture (M)The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and 30s. (Lake Cinema))

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(MA)A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Winchester(M)Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

THEATREA Murder is AnnouncedAmusing Agatha Christie mystery, with a town’s residentsmeeting to discuss a newspaper advertisement about a coming murder. Newcastle TheatreCompany, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Wednesday, Friday andSaturday, at 8pm, until March 17, plus Saturday shows on March 10 and 17 at 2pm.

Burlesque IdolAudience members get to participate in this mix of music and comedy, aswomen (and a man) compete to be chosen as the Newcastle region finalist in the nBurlesque Idol quest. Lizotte’s, Lambton. Thursday, meal and show from 6pm, show only at8.30pm.

Lano & Woodley – FlyComic team Lano (Colin Lane) and Woodley (Frank Woodley)return to the stage after a 12-year break, with an amusing tribute to pioneers of flight, theWright Brothers. Token, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday, at 7.30pm, Saturday at 5pmand 7.30pm.

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