GIG OF THE WEEK: Grinspoon have been tearing up the country on their 20-year Guide To Better Living tour and it’s the Cambridge Hotel’s turn on Thursday.MUSIC5 SawyersFriday, AK Morris. Saturday, DJ Perry Carter. Sunday, The New Cool.

48 Watt Street Sunday, Melody Moko, Fanny Lumsden.

Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Centre For Hope benefit ft. One Voice Mob,John Queripel.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Zac and Ben.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Outerphase.

Bar Petite Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, GW Freebird Duo.

Battlesticks BarThursday,John Larder.Thursday,Nick Connors.Friday,John Larder.Saturday,Audie Franks.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Project X.

Beach Hotel Friday, Battle of the Bands. Saturday, Trataka.Sunday, The V Dubs.

Bellbird HotelSaturday, Todd Schmoo.Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Belmont 16sFriday, Mr James Band, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Loko, Melody Feder. Sunday, The Blue Water Cowboys.

Belmont HotelSaturday, The Way.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Evergreen.

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

The Black Malabar Saturday,ClosetoForever.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Tom Quigley. Saturday, Hornet.

The BradfordFriday, Latch Duo.Saturday, The Lineburners.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Grinspoon, Hockey Dad. Friday, Waax, Fritz, Voodoo Youth, Belle Badi. Saturday, Dave Stuart, Rinse & Wax, Girl Friday, Jake Small, Ben & Tomek.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Frick N Orson.

Catho PubSaturday, Lee Rolfe.Sunday, Viagro.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Tom Christie. Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys Band.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Levymen.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Deuce. Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Kim.

Club KotaraSaturday, Viagro.

Club LemonTree Friday, The Remedy. Saturday, Pistol Pete.

Club Maitland City Friday, Kevin O’Hara.

Colliery InnFriday, Arley Black.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Junior & Luana.

Commercial Hotel MorpethFriday, Sami.Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.

The Commons Friday, Declan Kelly, Gambirra.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Saturday, Phonic.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Ash Mountain.

Customs HouseFriday,Lauren Arms. Saturday, Glen Harrison. Sunday, Arley Black.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Anyerin.

D’Albora MarinaSunday, Bonny Rai.

Denman HotelSunday, Tim Usher.

Duke Of WellingtonFriday, Bobby C.Saturday, Redline Duo.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, All Access 80s. Saturday, Rock Factor. Sunday, Roxy.

East’s Leisure & Golf ClubSaturday, Matt McLaren.

The Edwards Saturday, Foemen.

Exchange Hotel Friday, Evergreen. Saturday, Sundays Record.

Family Hotel MaitlandFriday, Brett O Malley.

Finnegans Saturday, Steve Zappa.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, James Osborn. Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Gallipoli Legion ClubThursday,The Rehab Brass Band.

Gateshead TavernFriday, Allstar.

George Tavern Friday, Jordan Fleming. Saturday, Mardmax.

Grain StoreSaturday,BethGleeson.Sunday,JJ King.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Greta Workers ClubFriday, Pat Vs Cat.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday,Shooting Molly.Sunday, The Smarts.

​Hamilton Station HotelFriday, Direct Hit! (US), The Decline, Ebolagoldfish,Hack the Mainframe. Saturday,Young Wolf,Endless,Rage,Brainfreeze,Shut Out.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Blue Water Cowboys.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Phonic. Saturday, Rocket, Hummingbirds.Sunday, Karen O’Shea, CrocQ.

Hotel CessnockFriday, Georgina Grimshaw.Saturday, Gunner.

Hotel Delany Friday, Gen-X. Saturday, Big Night Out.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Ryan Daley.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Jordan Fleming. Saturday, Frets With Benefits.

Kent HotelFriday, State FX. Saturday, X&Y. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Emily Smith.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubFriday, Frets With Benefits.Saturday, Sami.Sunday,Samantha Broadbent.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Loose Bazooka.

Lambton Park HotelFriday,Nicko.Saturday,The Illustrators.

Lass O’GowrieThursday,Scumdrops,Ride For Rain,Govv. Friday,Pornskas,Plan C,The Lockhearts.Saturday,Last Exposures,The Fossicks,Rachel Maria Cox.Sunday,E4444e.

Lizotte’sThursday,Avondale School Showcase. Friday,Girls on the Radio. Saturday, Jeff Martin,Matt Boylan Smith. Sunday,Creedence Clearwater Revival Show. Monday,Kotara High School showcase. Tuesday,Cardiff High School HSC showcase.

Lochinvar HotelSunday, Deborah Sinclair.

Lucky Hotel Friday, KR Duo. Saturday, Bandditts.

Maitland Leagues Club Friday,Triple Zero.

Mark HotelFriday, Anyerin. Saturday, The Rumour. Sunday, Shivoo.

Mary Ellen HotelFriday, Tailgate Drive. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Maryland Tavern Friday, The Andy Show. Saturday, Frick N Orson.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Mike Vee. Saturday, Kaylah Anne. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Ashley Knight.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, The Leadbellies.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersFriday,The Big Bang.Saturday,Viper Creek Band.Sunday,Steve Edmonds Band.

Morriset Country ClubSunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Muree Golf ClubFriday, Deborah Sinclair.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Mick Jones.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Witchery.

Nelson Bay Bowling ClubFriday, Layth Gunn.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Snape & Son Duo.Saturday, Katie N Feff.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Sunday, Beth Gleeson.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Marissa +1.

Northern Star HotelFriday,Rooney West.Saturday,Ethan Latsinos.

Pedens CessnockFriday, Angie.Saturday, Shivoo.

Pelican RSL ClubSaturday, Vortex.

Pippis At The Point Friday,Matt McLaren, Kim & Mik. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Potters Brewery Friday, Max Jackson.

The PourhouseSaturday, Duncan Woods.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Phonic. Sunday, The Years.

Prince of Wales HotelFriday,Muto.Saturday,Nicko.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Michael Muchow, Paparazzi. Saturday, Matt Semmens, The Remedy. Sunday, Fish Fry, Wharf Life.

Racecourse HotelSaturday, Phil McKnight.

Railway Hotel CessnockFriday, Pete McCredie.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Jackson Broadway.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Kelly Hope.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Matt Scullion.

Seabreeze HotelFriday, Viagro. Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Melody Feder.

Shenanigans at the ImperialFriday,Ethan Latsinos.Saturday,Codi Kaye.Sunday,John Larder.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Russell Snape.

Small BallroomFriday, Hawthorne Heights,River Oaks,Sienna Skies, Mark Rose. Saturday,Troldhaugen.

Soldiers Point Bowling ClubFriday, Mark Lee. Saturday, Dreams Trio.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Jim Overend.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Beau Hatch.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday,The Royal Artillery, Fight Ibis. Saturday, Chase The Sun. Sunday,Slide Milligan,Red City,The Pits,Stone Sun,Thomas Macokatic.

Station Hotel Kurri KurriSaturday, Big Pete.

Stockton RSLClub Saturday, Be Bop A Lula.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Dr Love.

Tanilba Bay Golf ClubFriday, Kelly Hope.Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Arley Black.

Tilligerry RSLFriday, The Hitpit.Saturday, David McCredie.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Wicked. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Michael Hawke.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Mike Vee.

Wangi Wangi RSLClubSunday, Sami Cooke.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Brendan Murphy. Saturday, Zane Penn.

Warners Bay Hotel Thursday, Bow Wow.

Westfield Kotara Saturday,Marissa,BobbyC,HowardShearman. Sunday, Michael Muchow.​

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Tre Soul Trio.Saturday, Cruzers. Tuesday, Angamus.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Karen O’Shea.

Wickham Park HotelFriday,Milestones.Saturday, Plastic Voyage,Lamplighters. Sunday, Mason Rack Band.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Johnny & The Rockets.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Gareth Hudson.

MOVIES47 Metres Down(M)Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

A Dog’s Purpose (PG)A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. (Lake Cinema)

A Quiet Passion(PG)The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days to her later years as a reclusiveartist. (Regal)

Ali’s Wedding (M)After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart.

All For One(M)United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit.

All Saints (PG) When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops.

Annabelle: Creation(MA)A nun and several girls becomethe target of adollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

American Made(MA)A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

Cars 3(G)Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

Despicable Me 3(PG) A child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.

Dunkirk(M)Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Gifted (M)Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (Tower)

Girls Trip (MA)When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the big easy blush.

Hampstead(PG) American widow Emily Walters feels like she is drifting aimlessly through life. Then she meets Donald.

Logan Lucky(M)Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Madame (M)Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. (Tower)

Maudie (PG)An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. (Tower)

The Dark Tower(M) The last Gunslinger battles the Man In Blackto prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard(MA)The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Wind River (MA)An FBI agent teams with the town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. (Tower)

THEATRE2017: A Law OddityLaw students find themselves attacked by space aliens, and forced toencounter people including Donald Trump and Bill Shorten, in Newcastle University’sannual law revue. University of Newcastle Law Students Association, at the Civic Playhouse,Newcastle. Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm.

Inherit the WindA legal battle over teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution raisesquestions on freedom of information; comedy-drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert EdwinLee, based on a United States trial. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre,Lambton. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm, until September 9; plus 2pmSaturday.

The Crucifer of BloodA woman engages detective Sherlock Holmes to investigate thethreats her father and two others face over a stolen treasure chest in India; comedy-drama byPaul Giovanni. DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 2pmand 7.30pm, until September 9.

The Game’s AfootAn actor who has played Sherlock Holmes throughout his career sets upan investigation at a Christmas party after someone tries to kill him; lively comedy-drama byKen Ludwig. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, Adamstown. Fridayand Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm (final dates).

The Merchant of VeniceA money lender demands a pound of flesh from a borrower if theman can’t repay him, with events making the financial return unlikely; darkly humorousShakespeare comedy. Bell Shakespeare, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday, at 11am and7.30pm.

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