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What happening in music, movies and theatre around the Hunter

HEADLINER: Zimbabwean-born n rapper Tkay Maidza will close the main stage at Maitland Gaol’s Hard Grime Music Festival on Saturday.MUSIC5 Sawyers Friday, AK Morris. Saturday, DJ 88. Sunday, Howie & Alex.

Adamstown Uniting Church Sunday,Crazy -TheLife&Musicof theGreatPatsyCline.

​Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Spank N The Monkey. Sunday, Jacinta.

Argyle HouseSaturday, DJ Moto.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Outerphase.

Bar Petite Friday, Matt Purcell. Saturday, Brien McVernon.

Battlesticks BarThursday,Ian Papworth. Friday, Nano,Codi Kaye.Saturday,Nicko.Sunday,Tim Rossington,Milika.Monday,Ben Murphy.Tuesday,Pana.

Beach HotelSunday, The V Dubs.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Ashley Knight.

Belmont 16sFriday, Midnight Drifters, Tim Harding. Saturday, Cruzers, Hayden Johns.

Belmont SportiesSaturday, Defaced.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Sundays Record. Saturday, Tommygun. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Phase III. Saturday, Hornet.

The Bradford Friday, Darren Rolling Keys. Saturday, KLD Duo. Sunday, Lee Rolfe.

Burwood Inn Friday,Brown Bear & Hooves. Saturday, Wesley’s Edge.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Bad Pony. Friday, Marshmello (Glass House), The Treehouse Children (EP launch), Vacations, Vanilla Gorilla, Altai (Warehouse).Saturday, Dead Letter Circus.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, RnB Fridays. Saturday, Gen-X.

Carrington PlaceThursday, The Frenchman St New Orleans Jazz Band. Friday, Loui Abell. Saturday, Joe Cox.

Catho PubSaturday, James Naldo.Sunday, Dirty Deeds – The AC/DCShow.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Whiskey Business Band.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Marissa +1.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Deuce. Saturday, Mick Jones.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Pistol Pete.

Club Kotara Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Club LemonTree Friday, Norm Bakker. Saturday, Gasolene.

Club Maitland City Friday, Roxy.

Colliery Inn Saturday, Arley Black. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Lennie Live.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, The Levymen. Saturday, Chris Unicomb.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Friday, Brian McVernon. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Higher Ground.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Friday, Alessandro.

Customs HouseFriday, Arley Black. Saturday, Alessandro. Sunday, Jerome.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, The Andy Show.

D’Albora Marina Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Duke Of WellingtonFriday, Michael Bryers.Saturday,Roxy.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Overload. Saturday, Rock Factor. Sunday, Andrew G.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Hellbent.

The Edwards Thursday,Yon Yonson, Jingle, Toytown. Friday,James Bennett. Saturday,Louis Abell. Sunday,Soda.

Family Hotel MaitlandSaturday, Pat Vs Cat.Sunday, Danny Stuckings.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Dave Carter.

Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Combined Bands Extravaganza, Trancemission.

Gateshead TavernFriday, Rock Factor.Sunday,Purple Hearts.

George Tavern Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Dos Eager.

Grain Store Saturday,Kylie Jane. Sunday,RyanDaley.

Grand Junction Hotel Thursday, Kim Churchill. Friday, Nicholas Connors & Ahlia Rain. Sunday, The Harlots.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Troy Kemp.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, Michael Bryers.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Frets With Benefits.Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Mick Jones.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday,Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams, The Cereal Picnic, Local Resident Failure. Saturday,Ambulare,Guiltrip,Underachiever,Jerry Nelson.

Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, Rock Oz. Friday, Phonic.

Holmesville Hotel Sunday, Loose Bazooka.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Rocket.Sunday, Matt McLaren, Jacob & Laura.

Hotel DelanyFriday, Surian, X & Y. Saturday, Big Night Out.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Alias.

Iron Horse Inn Friday, Dr Zoom.Saturday, Smokin Rosie.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Phonic. Sunday, Grant Walmsley.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Marissa.

King Street Hotel Friday, UNO House Party. Saturday, Bombs Away.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Gareth Hudson.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubFriday, Kelly Hope.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, 4 Letter Word.

The Landing Saturday, Beth Gleeson. Sunday, Tim Harding.

Lambton Park HotelFriday,Mike Vee.Saturday,Mick Hart.

Lass O’GowrieThursday,Faster Than Flight,Octavian.Friday,Bin Juice,CREO,Alex Martin.Saturday,Suburban Haze,Wilson & The Castaways,Dyer Maker.Sunday,Peasant Moon,Jimmy Basil Project,Crystal Cities,World Wild.

Lizotte’s Friday, Lachey Doley. Saturday, Bruce Mathiske. Sunday,Christie Lenee (USA) & Hussy Hicks.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Howie & Alex. Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Maitland Gaol Saturday, Hard Grime Festival ft. Gooch Palms, Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, Nicole Millar, Feki, Just A Gent, The Million & more.

Mark Hotel Saturday, Dr Zoom. Sunday, Jungle Kings.

Mary Ellen Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Iguana.

Mattara Hotel Friday, Ryan Daley.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kyle Cartner. Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Mike Horbacz.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday, All Access 80’s.Saturday,Overload. Sunday,Flattrakkers.

Morisset Country ClubSunday, Kelly Hope.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Adam Gear.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Mardmax.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Tim Harding.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Kevin O’Hara.Saturday, The Remedy. Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

NewcastleConservatorium of Music Thursday, Eighth Blackbird.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Mark Wells.

Northern Star HotelFriday, Gareth Jay.Saturday,Rooney West.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Allstar.

Pelican RSL ClubSaturday, The Mighty Kingsnakes.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Todd Schmoo, KR Duo. Saturday, Adrianna Mac. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Potters Brewery Friday, Phil McKnight.

The PourhouseSaturday, Jacinta.

Premier Hotel Sunday, Loko.

Prince of Wales HotelSaturday, Banddits. Sunday, Dave Owen.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Timmy Coffey. Saturday, Lauren Arms, AK Morris. Sunday, Arley Black, Wharf Life.

Racecourse Hotel Saturday, Stephen Boyd.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Stephen Boyd.

River Royal Inn MorpethSaturday, Loren Ryan.Sunday, Lennie Live.

Royal Federal HotelBranxton Friday, Grand Theft Audio. Saturday, Evergreen.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, CJand Sam.

Royal Inn WaratahFriday, Tim Broadway.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, The Bush Happy Band.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Big Pete.

Seabreeze HotelFriday, The Banditts.Sunday, Kelly Griffith.

Seven Seas Hotel Saturday, James Osborn.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Ty. Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Stephen Boyd, Rob Wilson. Saturday, Rich & Famous.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Big Pete.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Mick Jones.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, Tommy Castles. Saturday, Family Dog, dave, Lachlan X. Morris. Sunday, Alby Pool & The No Limits Band. Wednesday, Caiti Baker.

Star Hotel Friday, DJ Benny B. Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Steve Cowley & Friends.

Stockton RSLClub Saturday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.

Swansea Hotel Friday, Damien.

Swansea RSLClub Thursday, Wayne Rodgers. Saturday, Cover 2 Cover.

Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Silverhair.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Tilligerry RSLFriday,The Way.Saturday, David McCredie.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Loren Ryan.

Victoria Hotel HintonFriday, Deborah Sinclair. Saturday, Boney Rivers. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Wangi HotelSunday, James Naldo.

Wangi Wangi RSLClub Friday, Reg Sinclair. Sunday, Dave Carter.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Dynamite.

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, The Remedy.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Jessica Cain.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Jungle Kings.

Wests New LambtonThursday, Angamus. Friday, Talk of the Town. Saturday, Loko. Tuesday, Angamus.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, 4 Letter Word.

Wickham Park HotelThursday,Datura 4, The Hurricanes.Friday,Driver 8,King Shakey.Saturday,Hey Poncho,The Lamplighters.Sunday,John Larder,Crawfish Stew.

Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, The Twangsters. Saturday, Loose Change.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Anyerin. Sunday, The Andy Show.

MOVIESAlone In Berlin (M) Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way. Soon the Gestapo is hunting “the threat”.

Before I Fall (M)February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.

Fences(PG)An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

Fifty Shades Darker(MA)While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

Fist Fight(MA)When one school teacher (Charlie Day) gets the other (Ice Cube) fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Hidden Figures(PG)A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.

Jackie(MA)Following the assassination of her husband, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. (Regal)

Jasper Jones (M) In the dead of night during the summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest andshows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.

​La La Land(CTC) The story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling),a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Lion(PG)A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Kolkata, thousands of kilometres from home.

Logan (MA)In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Manchester By The Sea(M)An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.

Middle School –The Worst Years Of My Life(PG)A quiet teenage artist Rafe Katchadorian has a wild imagination and is sick of middle school and the rules that have been put before him. Rafe and his best friend Leo have come up with a plan: break every rule in the school hand book and as you expect trouble follows.

Miss Sloane (M)A story of a brilliant and ruthless lobbyist who is notorious for her unparalleled talent and her desire to win at all costs, even when it puts her own career at risk.

Moana(PG)A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.

Monster Trucks(PG)Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, a high school seniorbuilds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. An accident at a nearby oil-drilling site soon displacesa strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed.

Moonlight(M)The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Rings(MA)A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery.

Sleeping Beauty (G)After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Split(M)Kevin, a man with at least 23 different personalities, is compelled to abduct three teenage girls. As they are held captive, a final personality – “The Beast” – begins to materialize.

T2: Trainspotting(R)20 years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too.

The Great Wall(M)A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China.

THEATRECrazy: The Life and Music of Patsy ClineNewcastle performer and writer Maureen O’Brien’s tribute to the popular singer of the 1950s and’60s who died at age 30 in a plane crash. The Dungeon, Adamstown Uniting Church. Sunday 2pm.

Jasper Jones. An indigenous teen seeks help from a smart boy after finding a girl’s body and believing he’ll be blamed for her death; adapted by Kate Mulvany from Craig Silvey’s novel. Belvoir Productions, at the Civic Theatre. Thursday11am, Friday 8pmand Saturda 2pm and 8pm.

Neighbourhood WatchAn 80-year- old Hungarian migrant woman and an out-of- work young actress form an unlikely bond in an n suburban street; heart-warming comedy by Lally Katz. Stooged Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Opens Match 8, and plays Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8pm, until March 18; plus Thursday, March 16, at 8pm, Saturday, March 18, at 2pm, and school matinees at 11am on Thursdays, March 9 and 16.

PicnicA job-seeking drifter stirs emotions when he arrives in a small town celebrating a public holiday with an outdoor gathering; Pulitzer Prize-winning play by William Inge. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday8pm, and Sunday 2pm, then plays Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, until March 18, plus 2pm on Saturday, March 11.

Raw Comedy 2017Hunter would-be comedians compete for places in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Raw Comedy in April. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday 8pm.

Strangers on a TrainA train passenger suggests to the man next to him that they could share murders; gripping drama by Craig Warner, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Maitland Repertory Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm (final shows).

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