What’s happening this weekend in entertainment

PUNK LIFE: Canadian band Simple Plan perform at Wests NEX on Thursday on their 15th anniversary No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls tour.MUSIC5 SawyersThursday, Bravo Victor,Kin.Friday, AK Morris.Saturday, Devultra.Sunday, Prestige Inc.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Phonic Duo.Sunday, Mick Jones.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Sami Cooke.

Bar Petite Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Nano.

Battlesticks BarThursday,Holly Mae.Friday,Aqwa.Saturday,Tim Rossington.Sunday, Little Cents.

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Rubber Bullet.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Misbehave.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Troy Kemp.

Belmont 16sFriday, On The Prowl,Bobby C.Saturday, Anthology,Matt Gaudry,The n Bee Gees Show.Sunday, Rich & Famous.

Belmore HotelSaturday, Evergreen.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Project X. Saturday, Code Red. Sunday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Zac and Ben.

The BradfordFriday, Pat Vs Cat.Saturday, Witchery.

Burwood InnFriday,Murph.Saturday,Nathan La Monaco.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Rose Tattoo (main room),Lo!, Tired Minds, Burdened, Boudicca, Post Truth (side bar). Sunday, Skyepaint,Vast Hill,Foemen,Rachel Maria Cox.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Roxy. Saturday, The V Dubs.

Carrington Place Thursday,Jack McLaughlin’s Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band. Friday, Louis Abell.

Catho PubSaturday, Bob Allan.Sunday, Dirty Deeds – AC/DCShow.

Central Charlestown Leagues ClubFriday, Hayden Johns.Saturday, Anyerin.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Ngariki.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, The DuoTones.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Bonny Rai.

Club CatalinaSunday, Cotton Sax and Strings.

Club LemonTreeFriday, Kim & Mik. Saturday, Barracuda.

Club Maitland City Friday, Geoff Kendall.

Colliery Inn Friday, Mick Jones.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Angie.

Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, Layth Gunn.Saturday, Acoustic Mayhem.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Kim.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Emily Smith,DJ Z4KLND.

Customs HouseFriday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, Perry Carter. Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Hayden Johns.

D’Albora Marina Sunday, Mick Jones.

Dashville Friday-Sunday, The Gum Ball ft.Remi, Butterfingers, Rocket Science, The Aints, The Bamboos, Screamfeeder, Terra Lightfoot (CAN), Ben Salter, Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes, The Creepshow (US), Les Hotesses d’Hilaire (US), The Squirts (US), Hat Fritz & Cara.

Denman HotelFriday, Burn N Carrot.Sunday, Romney Watts.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Prestige Inc.

East Cessnock Bowling ClubThursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, Finnian.

East Maitland Bowling ClubFriday, Alias.Saturday,The Lamplighters.Sunday,Greg Bryce.

Edgeworth TavernFriday, Siren.Saturday. Zac and Ben.

The Edwards Thursday, Jamie Hutchings, Ben Leece. Friday, Jordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra.

Finnegans Saturday, Natalie Sax, Luke La Beat, Lionette.

Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday,Witchery.

Gateshead TavernFriday, Loose Lips.Sunday, Brazillian Brothers Duo.

George Tavern Friday, Jake Davey.Saturday, Shaka.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Neilsen Gough Quintet.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Green Mohair Suits. Sunday, Ben Salter.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday,Mardy Leith.

​Hamilton Station HotelThursday,Cosmic Kahuna,The Culture Industry,The Daggar,Panik. Friday,Atlantis Of The Sky,Decrier,Eviscerate the Crown,Interlude. Sunday,Hack The Mainframe, Nerdlinger, Them’s Fightin’ Words.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, The Smarts. Saturday, Jim Neal, Project X. Sunday, Shaka.

Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday,The Snape Trilogy.

Honeysuckle HotelFriday, Prestige Inc. Saturday,The Search Party.Sunday, Mike Vee, Phonic Duo.

Horse & Jockey Hotel SingletonFriday, Jacinta.

Hotel CessnockFriday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Shivoo.

Iron Horse InnSaturday, Soundabout.

Jewells TavernSaturday, R And R.

Kent Hotel Friday, Dos Eager. Saturday, Purple Rain. Sunday, Thread Blues Band.

Lake Macquarie TavernFriday, Anyerin.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubFriday, Jim Overend.Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Lambton Park HotelFriday, DJ Perry Carter. Saturday, Compadre Diablo.

Lass O’GowrieThursday,Green Mohair Suits,Bad Boy Liam & The Good Girls,Tommy Chandler.Friday,Syntax Error,Time On Earth.Saturday,Red City,Widower.

Lizotte’s Thursday,Gymea, Craig Atkins, Revertigo. Friday,A Tribute to Woodstock. Saturday, Bob Starkie. Monday-Wednesday, The Whitlams.

Lucky Hotel Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Cam Hives. Sunday, Brown Bear & Hooves.

Maitland Showground Saturday, Groovin’ The Moo ft.Royal Blood (UK), Portugal. The Man (US), The Amity Affliction, Duke Dumont (UK),Ball Park Music, Paul Kelly, Grinspoon, Amine (US), Public Service Broadcasting (UK),Vera Blue, Flight Facilities, Dean Lewis, Confidence Man, Ocean Alley, Alex Lahey, Winston Surfshirt, Lady Leshurr (UK), Dean Lewis.

Mark HotelFriday, Brendan Watson.Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Mary Ellen Friday, The New Cool. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Maryland TavernFriday, Pete Hibbert.Saturday, Rock OZ.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Yianni. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, The DuoTones.

Mayfield Ex-ServicesFriday, The Way.Saturday, The Leadbellies.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Friday, Loose Change. Saturday, Glamstars.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,Snape Trilogy.Saturday,Hurricane Fall.Sunday,Todd Schmoo.

Middle Rock Resort One Mile Beach Sunday, Cathy Cannon.

Morriset Country ClubSunday, Layth Gunn.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Holly Mae Wilson.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Pap & That.

Nelson Bay DiggersFriday,Phonic Trio.Saturday,The Levymen. Sunday,Tim Harding.

Nelson Bay Golf ClubFriday, Emily Smith.Saturday,Daniel Arvidson.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubFriday, Tim Harding.

Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Max Jackson.

Newcastle Leagues Club–The Vault Saturday,Once Remained,Heathen Spawn,Halcyon Reign,The Social Norm.

Northern Star HotelFriday, Greg McKew.Saturday, Jack Evans.

Oaks Pacific Blue ResortSaturday, Jessica Cain.

Paxton Bowling ClubSaturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Pelican RSL Club Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Pistol Pete, Bandditts. Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Potters Brewery Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Premier HotelSaturday, Tre Soul.Sunday,Melbourne Street.

Prince of Wales HotelSaturday, Bobby C.

Queens Wharf HotelFriday, 2GoodReasons, Ty.Saturday,The Rumour Trio,Tom Christie.Sunday, Trancemission,Wharf Life.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Friday, Joel Oakhill.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Zane Penn.

Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, Loko.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, 2 To The Floor.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoFriday, Murray Byfield.Sunday, Nick Read.

Seabreeze HotelFriday, Pocket Aces.Sunday, Tim Rossington.

Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday, Just Jade.Saturday, Counterpart.

Shoal Bay Country ClubFriday, Holly Mae.Saturday,Then Jolene,Mental As Anything.Sunday,Hermana,Nicko Solo.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Tim Harding.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Arley Black.

Spinning Wheel HotelFriday, Kazzie.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday,The Black Heart Breakers. Saturday, Josh Needs. Wednesday, The Scullion Sessions withAllan Caswell, Andrew Swift.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Jim Overend.

Swansea HotelSunday, The Search Party.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Moondogs.Sunday, Peter Stefanson.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Bonny Rai.

Tilligerry RSLFriday, Purple Hearts.Saturday, Bernie.

Toronto Diggers Friday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Greg Bryce Duo. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Adam Brand, Mardmax.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Arley Black.

Wangi HotelSunday, Steve Gilmore.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, The Years.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.

Westfield KotaraSaturday, Just Jade.

Weston WorkersSaturday, All Access 80s.

Wests CardiffSaturday, Cruzers.

Wests New LambtonThursday, Angamus.Friday,The Years.Saturday,The Rattle. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Thursday, Simple Plan (CAN), Eat Your Heart Out, Stateside.

Wickham Park HotelThursday,Whiskey Business.Friday,Then Jolene. Saturday, Kim.Sunday, Murph.

Windale Gateshead Bowling ClubFriday, The V Dubs.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Gareth Hudson.

Wollombi Saturday, Paddock Sessions ft. Shane Nicholson, This Way North, Joe Mungoven, Vanishing Shapes, Tori Forysth.

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.

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

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.

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

Phantom Thread(M)Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. (Lake Cinema)

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 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.

The Mercy(M)The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. (Lake Cinema)

The Shape Of Water(MA)At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. (Lake Cinema)

Truth Or Dare(M)Agame of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone – or something – begins to punish those wholie or refuse the dare.

THEATREChurch Street DramasShort plays by Frank Oakes based on real events in houses in thetitle Maitland street, with audiences meeting in the street’s Brough House and then moving toeach house. Presented by The Friends of Grossmann House and Maitland Repertory Theatre.Shows at 4.30pm, on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JrLively musical for young performers from LewisCarroll’s novel that has a young girl finding herself among colourful creatures when she fallsinto a rabbit hole. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pmuntil May 19, Sunday May 6, at 2pm, and Friday, May 11, at 7pm.

The HollowA murder unexpectedly occurs when a woman invites diverse and eccentricpeople to visit her rural estate; thriller by Agatha Christie. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at itstheatre. Opens Wednesday, at 8pm, then plays Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until May 19,with shows 2pm Sunday onMay 13 and 20.

JobReadyComedy, based on real-life stories, looking at people forced by ’swelfare system to take jobs for which they have no skills. Big Muscles Sad Heart Theatre, atthe Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 8pm, and Sunday, at 5pm.

Perfect WeddingA groom wakes in a hotel room on his wedding morning to find avery attractive girl in bed beside him, with his fiancee and her mother due to arrive in a fewminutes; lively comedy by Robin Hawdon. Theatre on Brunker, at St, Stephen’s Church Hall,Adamstown. Friday and Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm (final week).

Summer of the Seventeenth DollTwo Queensland cane-cutters find that things havechanged when they meet Melbourne girlfriends on their summer break; classic play by RayLawler. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Opens Saturday, at8pm, 2pm Sunday, then plays Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, untilMay 12, plus 2pm Saturday, May 5.

Ugly MugsPeople affected by unexpected violence, including a a female sex worker and agirl who is hit on at a footy field and has her bag stolen, looks at how their lives were affected;n drama by Peta Brady. GNaW Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Nightlyat 8pm from Thursday to Saturday, and 2pm Saturday.

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