Gig guide: February 13 to 20

5 Sawyers Wednesday, Jerome. Thursday, Off The Record ft. DJ Tone & DJ Skoob. Friday, Perry Carter. Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Sunday, Alias Duo.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Brazilian Brothers Duo. Sunday, Andrew G.

Argenton Hotel Friday, Sounds Of Sunday. Saturday, Dream Catchers. Sunday, Jackson Broadway. 

Argyle House Wednesday, NWA’s DJ Yella ft Playboy T-Badd.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Viagro. 

Bar Beach Bowling Club Sunday, Cheshire Grin.

Bar Petite Thursday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, Arden Project. 

Battlesticks Bar Wednesday, Connor Wink. Thursday, Holly Mae. Friday, Greg McKew. Saturday, Madelyn. Sunday, Codi Kaye.

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Whiskey Business.

Beach Hotel Sunday, Mark Wells. 

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Triple Zero. 

Belmont 16s Wednesday, Seniors Concert with Chris Booth & Milton Ward. Friday, Jake Rattle & Roll, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Andrew De Silva’s Prince Purple Revolution, Anthology, Bobby C. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.

Belmont Hotel Friday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Redline. 

Belmore Hotel Friday, Flash Back Fridays, Ben Travis. Saturday, Vogue.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Overload. Saturday, Shivoo. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band. 

Bimbadgen Saturday, A Day On The Green ft John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Dan Sultan, Stella Donnelly.

Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Louis Burt. Sunday, Kazzie.

The Bradford Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Smokin Rosie. 

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Rum Jungle. Saturday, Royal Bass ft Mastadon; Nala, Kimono Drag Queens, Demi Mitchell. 

Catho Pub Saturday, Jamie Martens. Sunday, The V Dubs. 

Caves Beach Hotel Friday, Paperboy.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Pete Hibbert. Saturday, Jason Bone. 

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Iguana. 

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Triple Zero. Saturday, Newcastle Pro Wrestling. 

Clare Castle Hotel Sunday, The Stunned Mullets.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren.

Club Catalina Friday, The Search Party. 

Club Kotara Friday, This Iz The Moment Karaoke. Saturday, Paperboy.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Jumpin’ Jukebox. Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Coal & Cedar Wednesday, Still got the blues. 

Colliery Inn Friday, ROX. Sunday, Anyerin.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Ben Woodham. 

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, Craig Thommo. 

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Jake Folbigg, DJ Z4KLND.

Customs House Wednesday, Zachary Israel. Friday, Jackson Halliday. Sunday, Mick Jones, Get Jazzy ft Half Nelson. 

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Dashville Nights Friday, Magpie Diaries. 

D’Albora Marina Sunday, Pete McCredie. 

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Jamie Martins. Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.

The Dungeon Adamstown Friday, Lo Fi presents The Death of Dr Dingo & The Space Cadets ft Southern End, Fukushima Death Fish, Slapjacks.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Sunday, Max Jackson.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Solid Gold Party. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, ROX.

Eatons Hotel Saturday, Tom Christie. 

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, State FX.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Bad Paris. Saturday, Mardmax. 

Exchange Hotel Friday, Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers Show.

Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, Simon King. 

Family Hotel Newcastle Wednesday, Trivia. Saturday, Body Vice. 

Finnegans Saturday, Savage.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, King Shakey. 

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Craig Thomson Duo. Sunday, The Way.

George Tavern Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Dos Eager.

Grain Store Sunday, JJ King. 

Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Wednesday, Alias Duo. Thursday, Phonic Duo. Friday, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Joel Oakhill Duo.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Boney Rivers. Saturday, 24 Hours.

Greenroof Hotel Thursday, The Wedding Singer silent cinema.

Greta Workers Club Friday, Rag N Bone. 

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Sundays Record Duo. 

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Hamilton Station Hotel Wednesday, Sunscreen, NTL Landmarks, Underlay. Thursday, I Choo-Choo-Choose You ft Cry Club, Sports Bra, Rachel Maria Cox, Belle Badi. Friday, Muncie Girls (UK), Ben David, The Lazy Susans, Underachiever. Sunday, Ruby Gill, Demi Mitchell, Edda Srey. 

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Crawfish Stew. Saturday, Beau Hatch, Newcastle Flyers. Sunday, City Beats.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Crocq.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Pat vs Cat.

Hotel Delany Sunday, Sundays Record Duo. Monday, The Del Trivia.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Sari Jade & Spike.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Friday, Karaoke, DJ. Saturday, Fat Pizza vs Houso. 

Jewells Tavern Friday, The After Party Trio. Saturday, Ed Sheeran Tribute Show.

Kent Hotel Wednesday, Chris Saxby. Friday, Alias. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Comedy Night, Christina Crofts Blues Band.  

King Street Hotel Friday, STYLE: Synthsoldier & Fanatics.

Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Anthony Lee.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Ryan Daley.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Nick Read. 

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Guerilla Radio. 

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Madelyn. Saturday, Ryan Daley. 

Langdon Hair Charlestown Thursday, ROX. 

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Time on Earth ft The Fossicks, Trashed Again. Saturday, Maroota Joe, The Letter Tellers, Paper Hill. Sunday, All Day Lass Bash ft Costa, Droplets, Eclipse, Jakesy Hustle, Lisa May, Tikabox, Creepy Dylan, Eumi J B2B.

Lizotte’s Wednesday, Live N’ Local ft. Urban Fusion, Gymea, Glenn Watson. Thursday, Andy Firth, Rodric White. Saturday, Benny’O Circle of Illusion.

Lucky Hotel Sunday, Gian.

Mark Hotel Friday, Sami. 

Mary Ellen Friday, Shaka. Saturday, Rocket.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Phonic Duo.

Mattara Hotel Saturday, Chris Unicomb.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Greg Bryce. Sunday, Matt McLaren. 

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Max Jackson.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Thursday, Trivia. Friday, DV8, DJ Smashup, Salute to Cliff Richards & The Shadows Concert. Saturday, GenR8, DJ 88. Sunday, Tyler John. 

Moonshadow Cruises Wednesday, Thursday, Mick Jones. 

Morisset Country Club Friday, Mel’s Karaoke. Sunday, Mark Lee.

 MUSIC: Catch The V Dubs at the Warners Bay Hotel on Saturday.

MUSIC: Catch The V Dubs at the Warners Bay Hotel on Saturday.

Muree Golf Club Friday, All In Good Fun Karaoke. 

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Nano.

Music In the Podium, Warners Bay 

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Phil McKnight. 

Neath Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club Friday, Paul Grieg and Mike. 

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Adrianna Mac Trio. Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo. Sunday, Bobby C.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Anyerin.

Newcastle Airport Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. 

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Years. 

Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Dallas Crane, Newy Saturdays ft Will Freeth. 

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Mark Wood. Saturday, Nano, Nick Saxby.

Pelican RSL Club Friday, Rocket. Sunday, Mardy Leith. 

Pippis At The Point Friday, Felix Quinn Music Duo, Jordan Fleming. Saturday, Kempy. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Potters Brewery Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Sari, Jade & Spike.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Ngariki.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Back to the 90s.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Counterpart. Saturday, Tommy Gun. Sunday, The Jungle Kings, Wharf Life.

Quill & Compass Friday, Brennan Fell Trio. Sunday, Sunday Jazz Jam. 

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Tommy Gun. Saturday, Loko.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys Duo. 

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Robbie Urquhart. Sunday, Simon King.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. 

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, The V Dubs.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Michael Peter. 

Shoal Bay Country Club Wednesday, Karaoke, DJ. Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Kylie Jane, Mick Jones. 

Shed Akuna Bay Sunday, Grace Fuller. 

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Arcane Duo.

Shinnies Hotel Sunday, La Bomba Rock n Roll Band. 

Shortland Hotel Friday, Jake Folbigg. Saturday, Robbie T.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Emile. Saturday, At The Hop. 

Stag and Hunter Hotel Wednesday, Peppertown Music Jam ft. Matt Scullion. Thursday, Hat Fitz and Cara. Friday, The Craw, East Coast Low. Saturday, Joey’s Coop. Tuesday, Music and Movie Trivia: The Return.

Star Hotel Friday, Soda. Saturday, Keys on King ft Matt & Carter.

Stockton RSL Club Sunday, Jamie Martens. 

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Gerda.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, The New Cool Duo. 

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Outerphase.

Swansea Workers Club Friday, Damien Cooper. Saturday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Dave McCredie. 

Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Band. Sunday, Love That Hat. 

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara. 

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Katie N Feff. Saturday, Sami. Sunday, Swing Katz.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Redline. 

Toronto Workers Saturday, Brien McVernon Duo.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner. 

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Friday, Mardmax Trio. Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly. Sunday, Sunday Soul Sessions.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, James Paul. 

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, The V Dubs. 

Warners At The Bay Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Jackson Broadway. 

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, Rave On.

Westfield Kotara Thursday, Jake Folbigg.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.

Wests City – NEX Friday, Echo. Saturday, The After Party Trio.

Wests Nelson Bay Friday, Adrianna Mac Trio. Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Cruzers. Saturday, 2 Good Reasons. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Wednesday, Club Esky. Thursday, Centre Stage Dinner Show with Brien McVernon and Dai Prichard. Friday, Karl the Bartender. Saturday, Georgie, Helena Kitley Duo, Little Cents. Sunday, Steve Edmonds Band. 

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Dave Carter.

MOVIES

Alita: Battle Angel (M) From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. 

A Star Is Born (M) A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. (Regal)

Aquaman (M) When Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he must step forward to lead his people.

Ben Is Back (M) Ben Burns returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way.

Bohemian Rhapsody (M) A celebration of Queen, their music and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes to become one of the world’s best entertainers. (Lake Cinema, Regal)

Bumblebee (PG) On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. 

Cold Pursuit (MA 15+) Kehoe is a glitzy ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. The local police aren’t used to much action until the son of unassuming town snowplough driver, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), is murdered at the order of Viking (Tom Bateman), a flamboyant drug lord. Fueled by rage and armed with heavy machinery, Nels sets out to dismantle the cartel one man at a time.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (PG) The destinies of three legendary Saiyans collide in the greatest showdown of all time.

Escape Room (M) A psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

Extreme Job (CTC) A team of narcotics detectives goes undercover in a fried chicken joint to stake out an organised crime gang. But things take an unexpected turn when the detectives’ chicken recipe suddenly transforms the rundown restaurant into the hottest eatery in town.

Glass (M) Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Green Book (M) The story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially-charged south.

Happy Death Day 2 U (M) Two years after the events of the first film, Tree Gelbman re-enters the time loop to determine why she was entered into it in the first place. She must also face a revenge-seeking Lori, who has been resurrected by the power of the time loop.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (G) The arrival of a female Night Fury turns Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless's lives upside in the third entry in the franchise.

Instant Family (PG) When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

It’s The Law (M) In a Sicilian town signed by countless problems provoked by a rampant dishonesty, the inhabitants elect a major which promises order and legality. But the truth is that the town is corrupted and dishonest beyond redemption. (Regal)

Mary Poppins Returns (G) In depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins are a personal loss.

Mary Queen Of Scots (MA) Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.

On The Basis of Sex (M) The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a US Supreme Court Justice.

Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG) Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope travel to the internet in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. 

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (PG) Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.

Storm Boy (M) Kingley recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.

The Children Act (M) In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. (Lake Cinema)

The Gandhi Murder (MA) A conspiracy theory period film based on true events, that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. 

The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur.

The Old Man & The Gun (M) The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists. (Lake Cinema)

The Mule (MA) A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.

Vice (M) George W. Bush wins the 2000 election, but it’s Cheney  who quietly takes charge, wielding his newfound power as vice president to reshape the country and the world – with lasting consequences. 

What Men Want (CTC) A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.