Featured: Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons will soon embark on his first Australian tour in support of his debut self-released EP, playing at Lizotte's Newcastle, on August 21. Tickets from lizottes.com.au.
BAR ON THE HILL Ball Park Music, September 25.
CAMBRIDGE HOTEL Art vs Science, August 1.
CIVIC THEATRE Sol3 Mio, October 28.
NEWCASTLE CITY HALL Australian Chamber Orchestra's Intimate Letters; Kate Miller-Heidke, August 22.
NEWCASTLE PANTHERS Courtney Love, August 22; Reece Mastin, September 26.
THE GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE I Remember by Newcastle University Choir, August 3.
BACK-TO-BACK GALLERIES Domestic Bliss, by Barbara Greentree, Maureen Lindus, Ron Pinkerton and Anne Too, until August 17.
FOUR POINT GALLERY NEWCASTLE Women Water Seeds, until August 10.
LAKE MACQUARIE CITY ART GALLERY This Is Me, until August 3, Felt Presence, until August 31; Very Fine River, until October 19.
NANSHE Arcadia by Mal Cannon, until August 2.
NEWCASTLE MUSEUM I've Been Working on the Railway, stories, objects, music, video and photographs, until September 1.
NEWCASTLE REGION LIBRARY Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, until August 9.
WATT SPACE GALLERY Edit photography exhibition by Brody Bain, Lex McPherson, Kate Cross, Hugh Grant, Alysha Fewster, Melanie Mitchell, Kwaku Atuohene and Sascha Bravery; Made by Hand by Eloise Genner; Srapped by Emilie Jeine Amaryllis; Light gatherers by Mojgan Habibi; Bodies of Water by Jess Jones, until August 17.
CIVIC PLAYHOUSE Pure and Palpable, August 28-30.
CIVIC THEATRE Wombat Stew - The Musical, July 30 and 31; Soweto Gospel Choir, August 1; Hairspray: The Broadway Musical August 15, 16, 20, 22, 23; Mozart's The Magic Flute: A Quest for Wisdom and True Love, August 26; Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase, September 5; Circus Oz 2014, September 12 and 13; Still Awake Still!, September 16; Celtic Legends, October 16-17; Pete the Sheep, October 20 and 21; The Tap Pack, October 24-26.
DAPA THEATRE, HAMILTON The Winners and Losers: The 50s, August 1-16.
NTC THEATRE Lost In Yorkers, August 23-September 6.
THEATRE ON BRUNKER Black Comedy, August 22-September 13.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATRE Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, until August 16.
THREE-DAY PIANO FESTIVAL in August at Adamstown Uniting Church, Friday, August 15, 7.30pm - classical piano virtuoso William Cesta in recital plus Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes sung by quartet Waxing Lyrical with piano duo; Saturday, August 16, 2pm - Cool Keys in Jazz - Terence Koo, boogie-woogie star Susan Allen and Jacob Neale Trio; Sunday, August 17, 10.30am - Keyboard stars of the future, tickets $10-$20, trybooking.com or 4961 5955.
NATIONAL YOUNG WRITERS' FESTIVAL, October 2-5, go to youngwritersfestival.org.