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

PARTY TIME: DZ Deathrays celebrate the launch of Bloody Lovely at The Cambridge tonight. Joining them is Clowns, These New South Whales and Boat Show.
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MUSIC5 Sawyers Thursday,Adam Miller,JordanBrodie.Friday,AK Morris.Saturday,Devultra.Sunday,Howard Shearman.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Zac and Ben.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, James Naldo.

Avon Valley InnSaturday, The Tantrums.

Bar Petite Saturday, Adrienne.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Sarah Christine. Friday, Nano. Saturday, Aqwa. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Beach HotelFriday, The V Dubs.Saturday, The Black Sails.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Tigerlily.

Belmont 16s Friday,Mr James Band,Just Jade.Saturday, Menopause The Musical,Cruzers,Hayden Johns.Sunday,Norm Bakker.

Belmont Hotel Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Belmore HotelSaturday, Paperboy.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, KISStory. Saturday, State FX. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Viagro.

The BradfordFriday. X & Y.Saturday, Two Fires – Chisel-Barnes Show.

Bull & Bush Hotel Medowie Sunday, Cathy Cannon.

Burwood InnFriday,Austin Mackay.Saturday,Ngariki.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, DZ Deathrays, Clowns, These New South Whales, Boat Show. Friday, Red Fang, Drunks Mums (main room), Pandamic,Wavevom, Voodoo Youth,Fungas (side bar).Saturday, ColourSound ft. Phil Shaw, Zoot, Rinse & Wash, Lukenalley.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Carrington Place Thursday, Jack McLaughlin’s Frenchman St New Orleans Band.

Catho PubSaturday, Jacinta.Sunday, Phonic.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Josh & Liv. Saturday, James Osborn, Paparazzi.

Central Charlestown Leagues ClubFriday, Jake Folbigg.Saturday,Megan Core.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Four To The Floor.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Jade & Willow.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, The New Cool. Saturday, Mental As Anything.

Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Civic Theatre Friday, Angus & Julia Stone.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Matty G.

Club KotaraSaturday, Shivoo.

Club LemonTree Friday, The Smarts. Saturday, Clean Slate. Sunday, Glen Harrison.

Club Maitland City Friday, Solid Gold Party.

Colliery Inn Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Romney Watts.

Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, Jacinta.Saturday, Maryanne Rex Duo.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Matty G. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Kazzie,DJ Timmy Coffey.

Customs HouseFriday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Perry Carter. Sunday, Anyerin.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Anyerin.Sunday,Megan Core.

Denman HotelSunday, Michael Bryers.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Jackson Broadway.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Kwozzie.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Big Night Out.

Edgeworth TavernFriday, The Leadbellies.Saturday, Witchery.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, D.Love.

Family Hotel MaitlandFriday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday,Soundscape.

Gateshead TavernFriday, The Bad and The Ugly.Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Cygan Groove.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Friday, This Way North, Demi Mitchell, Hey Lady. Sunday,We Lost Our Goat,Trashed Again, Hang The Hipster,Human Failure.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Purple Rain. Saturday, Kristy James, Prestige Inc. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, The Levymen.Sunday,The Blue Water Cowboys.

Holmesville Hotel Friday, Mark Wells.

Honeysuckle HotelFriday, Paperboy.Saturday,Mark Wells Trio.Sunday,The Years, Tina Turner Show.

Hunter Valley Gardens Sunday, Kim.

Jewells TavernSaturday, Snape & Son Duo.

Kahibah Sports Club Friday, Gen-X.

Kent Hotel Saturday, The V Dubs.

King Street Hotel Friday, Brynny.

Lake Macquarie TavernFriday, Ryan Daley.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Cotton Sax and Strings.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Aqwa.

Lass O’GowrieThursday,The Zilzies.Friday,Ezra Woodward,Hurst,Alex Martin.Saturday,Barfunkle,Nugwardo.

Lemon Grove HotelSaturday, Murray Byfield.

Lizotte’s Thursday, Cherub,Children of the Land,Jono Burgess &Friends. Friday, Bondi Cigars. Saturday, The Idea Of North. Sunday, The Beatnix. Tuesday, Dr Feelgood (UK).

Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Ty.

Lucky Hotel Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mark HotelFriday, Jason Paris.Saturday, Lee Rolfe.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Phonic.

Maryland TavernFriday, Bobby C.Saturday,Iguana.Sunday,Jake Folbigg.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Deuce.

Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, Early Daze.Sunday, David McCredie.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Perpetrators. Sunday, Metro Muso Muster Jam Session.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,The Ultimate Pink Show.Saturday,Mojo Bandits.Sunday, Roxy,Boney Rivers.

Morisset Country ClubSunday, Maryanne Rex.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Neath Hotel Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Nelson Bay DiggersFriday, Menopause The Musical, Loko.Saturday,The Big Bang.Sunday,Matt Semmens.

Nelson Bay Golf ClubFriday, Tom Christie.Saturday,Marissa.Sunday,Scratch.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubFriday, Anyerin.Sunday,Marissa.

Newcastle Leagues Club–The Vault Saturday,Lethal Vendetta,Requiem of the Damned,From Love to Violence,Evocatus.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Aaron Hipwell, Elisa Kate.

Oaks Pacific Blue ResortSunday, Emily Smith.

Paxton Bowling ClubSaturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Pedens CessnockSaturday, Ash Mountain.

Pelican RSL Club Saturday, Code Red.

Pippis At The PointFriday, Katie N Feff, Kristy James. Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Potters Brewery Friday, Bonny Rai. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Premier HotelSaturday, Tre Soul.Sunday,DV8.

Prince of Wales HotelSaturday, Ryan Daley.

Queens Wharf HotelFriday, Hayden Johns,Dr. Zoom Duo.Saturday,Zac & George,Lithium. Sunday,Fish Fry,Wharf Life.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Friday, Kazzie.

Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, XYZ.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, The Way.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoFriday, Kelly Hope.Sunday, James Naldo.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Salamander Tavern Friday, The DuoTones.

Seabreeze HotelFriday, Smokin Rosie.Sunday, Jacinta.

Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday, Megan Core.Saturday,Josh & Liv.Sunday,Ryan Daley.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Guthrie, Gasoline. Sunday, Aqwa, Micro Circus Duo.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Roland Tings,Jackson Blanch, Kizza,HaydenShepherd,WillFreeth,MacDaVillain.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Emile. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Zane Penn.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Port Royal. Friday, Geoff Achison, Adrian Keating. Saturday, Paperhill.

Station HotelKurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Purple Hearts. Sunday, Sounds Of Sunday.

Stockton Centre Thursday, Max Jackson. Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Stockton RSLClub Saturday, Brassic Duo.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Echos Of The Sixties.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Mardmax.

Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Cover Girls.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.

Tilligerry RSLFriday, Junior and Luana.Saturday, Cotton Sax and Strings.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Frick N Orson.

Toronto Workers Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Kellie Cain. Sunday, Jesse Fildes.

Wangi HotelSaturday, Mark Lee.Sunday, Layth Gunn.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Kick–The INXS Show.

Westfield KotaraSaturday, Emily Smith.Sunday,Beth Gleeson.

Wests CardiffSaturday,The Years.

Wests New LambtonThursday,Angamus.Friday,Tre Soul Trio.Saturday,Loko. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Thursday, Karate Kid Vs The World.Friday,Money For Rope,NTL Landmarks,NicholasConnors. Saturday, Them Wild Oats,The Donkey Browns,The Not Nots, Mick N Josh. Sunday, Morning Glory, Tim Rossington.

Windale Gateshead Bowling ClubFriday, Crawfish Stew Band.Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Jake Folbigg.

MOVIESAvengers: Infinity War(M)The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

A Quiet Place(PG) A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.

A Wrinkle In Time(PG)Through one girl’sjourney led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes fromindividuality.

Blockers(MA)Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night.

Chappaquiddick(M) Jason Clarke (Everest) is Ted Kennedy in this political drama that revisits Ted Kennedy’s car accident with Mary Jo Kopechne and the ensuing cover-up.

Crooked House(PG) Max Irons leads an all-star cast featuring Glenn Close and Gillian Anderson in this screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery novel.

Early Man(PG) Dug and Hognob unite theirtribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (M) True story of the playful but passionate relationship between a young working-class Englishman and an eccentric Oscar-winning American actress. (Regal)

Finding Your Feet (PG)A posh woman seeks refuge with her bohemian sister.(Lake, Regal)

Game Night (MA15+)A weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when a murder mystery party is arranged. (Regal)

I Can Only Imagine (PG)The inspiring true story behind a chart-topping song. (Regal)

I Feel Pretty(M) Renee desperately wants to be one of the “pretty” girls. After a freak accident during spin class, her dream comes true when she wakes up to a completely new reflection, believing she is now the most beautiful woman in the world.

Life of the Party(M) Melissa McCarthy enrolls as an adult student at her daughter’s university in this comedy by McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

Midnight Oil 1984 Documentary chronicling a crucial year in the life of Midnight Oil.

Mr Church (M)Based on the true story of a unique life-long friendship. (Regal)

Peter Rabbit(PG) A rebellious rabbit tries to sneak into a farmer’sgarden.

Rampage(M)Based on the1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities.

Ready Player One(M)When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video where he challenges users to find his Easter Egg.

Sherlock Gnomes(G)When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring.

Super Troopers 2(MA) When an international border dispute arises between the USand Canada, the Super Troopers are called in to set up a new highway patrol station in the disputed area.

The Divine Order (M)In the run-up to a new referendum on women voting, an everyday housewife bands together with a rabble of hippies, grannies and other colourful types. (Regal)

The Greatest Showman (PG)The story of American showman P.T. Barnum. (Lake)

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society(M)A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MA15+) After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move. (Lake)

Truth Or Dare(M)Agame of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly.

Tully (M)Mackenzie Davis is Charlize Theron’s night nanny in this comedic drama from director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and writer Diablo Cody (Juno).

THEATREAnnie: KidsAdaptation for young performers of the bright musical about an orphan girl who encounters many different people when she searches for parents she believes are still alive. High Street Productions, at St Philip’s Christian College Theatre, Waratah. Saturday, at 2pm and 6.30pm.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JrLively musical for young performers from Lewis Carroll’s novel that has a young girl finding herself among colourful creatures when she falls into a rabbit hole. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. This Friday, at 7pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm until May 19.

The HollowA murder unexpectedly occurs when a woman invites diverse and eccentric people to visit her rural estate; thriller by Agatha Christie. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until May 19, with 2pm Sunday matinees on May 13 and 20.

Luke Kidgell – Because I CanThe stand-up comedian endeavours to answer the questions no one is asking about things happening around us. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7.30pm.

The Orchid &the CrowComedy cabaret with writer and performer Daniel Tobias looking through story and song at his sometimes almost deadly experiences; songs co-written by his Die Roten Punkte comedy duo band partner Clare Bartholomew. Critical Stages and Salvador Dinosaur, at the Civic Playhouse. Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm.

Shakespeare’s Mothers: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to KnowMother’s Day acted reading of a play looking at 20 of Shakespeare’s dynamic female characters, with writer Kath Perry heading the cast. Straylight , at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery. Sunday, at 5.30pm.

Summer of the Seventeenth DollTwo Queensland cane-cutters find that things have changed when they meet Melbourne girlfriends on their summer break; classic play by Ray Lawler. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm (final shows).

WoyzeckA soldier ill-treated by his superiors and those attracted to his girlfriend tries to resolve his problems; reworking by Newcastle’s Claire Pasvolsky of German writer Georg Büchner’s unfinished 1836 play. Pasvolsky Actors Studio, at The Dungeon Theatre, Adamstown Uniting Church. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 7pm.