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Gig guide April 28

LAUNCH PAD: Fresh from a rousing set at the Gum Ball, Bellbird’s William Crighton will let loose his self-titled debut album at the Stag and Hunter on Saturday night. Picture: Jonathan CarrollMUSIC5 SawyersFriday,DJ BennyB. Saturday,DJ ShotsFired.

Albion Hotel Singleton Thursday, You’re The Star Karaoke.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The Way.

Argenton HotelSaturday, DJ.

Argyle HouseSaturday, Full Throttle.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday,The Brown Bull.

Bar 121 Friday, Bonny Wythes. Saturday, Leadbellies.

Bar Petite Friday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, Mick & Josh. Sunday, Morgana Osakai, Jesse Bourke, Baby Legs.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Purple Rain.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Dos Eager.

Belmont 16 FootersFriday,Aqwa,OnTheProwl. Saturday,ArleyBlack,Loko. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Overtone.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Loko. Saturday, Snape Trilogy.

Blackbutt Hotel Thursday, Ty.Friday, Silverhair. Saturday, The Urge.

The Bradford Thursday, Shawn Lidster. Friday, Dirty Deeds AC/DC Show. Saturday, Whiskey Business. Sunday, Top Shelf.

Burwood Inn Friday, Mark Wells.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday,Goons Of Doom,Bleach Girls.Friday,Thirsty Merc. Saturday,ShockOne.

Cardiff RSLClub Friday,Loren Ryan.Saturday,Overload.

Carrington Bowling ClubFriday, Karaoke Klubhouse.

Carrington PlaceThursday, The Frenchman Street New Orleans Jazz Band. Saturday, The Royal Key.

Catho Pub Saturday,Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday,Firewall. Sunday, Firewall.

Caves Beachside Hotel Friday, Retro DJ.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday,Ryan Daley. Saturday, Steve Boyd.

Central HotelStroud Saturday,Ngariki.

Cessnock Rugby League Supporters Club Saturday, Solid GoldPartyNight.

Charlestown Bowling Club Thursday, Holly Wilson. Friday,TheRumourTrio.Saturday,Hummdinger.l

Clarendon Hotel Friday,MikeHorbacz. Saturday, Pistole Pete.

Club AzzurriSunday, Latinova.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Let Loose.

Club KotaraFriday, Dave Carter.Saturday, Kadence.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday,James Naldo.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Beth Gleeson.

Country Club Hotel Friday, Soulplay. Saturday, 4Letter Word,Murray Byfield. Sunday, Lennie and Carter.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Friday,Greg Bryce.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday,Hendo.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Sunday, Tre Soul.

Customs House Hotel Friday, Ash Knight. Saturday, Perry Carter.

Delany Hotel Friday, Overload. Saturday, Code Red.

Doyalson RSL Friday, The Way.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, The Sue & Mikey Show. Saturday, The Gaudrys.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Gary Davidson.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Jumpin Jukebox. Saturday, Retro Rockets. Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Exchange Hotel Saturday,Secret Society.

Firestation Hotel Saturday, Dr Zoom Duo. Sunday, Loko Trio.

Foghorn Brewhouse Friday,Matt Semmens. Saturday,Ryan Daley. Sunday, Gleny Rae & her Bluegrass Playboys.

Gallipoli Legion Club Friday,Cruzers.

Gateshead Tavern Friday,Pat Vs Cat.

Gladstone Hotel Friday, You’re The Star Karaoke.

Grain Store Saturday,Tim Rossington. Sunday,JJ King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, The Dew Cats.

Hamilton Station HotelThursday,Madhouse,P.Smurf, Tycotic, Talakai, Boxay, DJ Micks King. Friday,Minitaur Of The Gods, Three Wise Monkeys, Excuria. Saturday,Frank Saltana.

Harkham Winery Pokolbin Saturday, Adam Miller.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Fox Catapult. Saturday, Michael Hawk, Modern History.

Hawks Nest Golf Club Saturday, Dr Love.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Andy Show.

Honeysuckle Hotel Thursday, CrocQ. Friday, Hornet. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Jake Folbigg,Phonic Duo.

Hotel Jesmond Sunday,Chris Unicomb.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Rubber Bullet.

Jewells Tavern Friday, Kim. Saturday,Third Creek.

The Junction Hotel Friday,Howard Shearman. Saturday,Rogue Lane.

Kent Hotel Friday,Chad Chuttleworth Duo. Saturday, X&Y. Sunday,Logan’s Heroes.

King Street Hotel Friday,Sanctuary Invasion featSensualise,Vthekid. Saturday, Dirt Cheap. Sunday, Will Clarke.

Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Friday, Gary Davidson.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Saturday,DanielArvidson.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Defaced.

Lass O’GowrieThursday,Ace Efalent,Buffalo Trio,My Friend Rupert.Friday,Deep Sea Lights,Vanishing Shapes (EP launch),Doc & The Delegates.Saturday,Midnight Movers,Zoo City Lads,The Longnecks.Sunday, Lonesome & Earnest,One Irection,Paul Davis,Bill Olsen.

Lizotte’s Newcastle Thursday, Alison Forbes. Friday, Adam Harvey. Saturday,Andy Firth’s Nova Swing Jazz Band. Sunday, 1927.

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday,Hayden Johns.

Mark Hotel Saturday, Phase III. Sunday, Hornet.

Mary Ellen Friday,The Remedy. Saturday, Phase III.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Mattara Hotel Friday,Kelly Hope.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Greg Bryce. Sunday, Katrina Burgoyne.

Mayfield Bowling Club Saturday, The Hazels.

​Murray’s Brewery Sunday,BrienMcVernon.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Phonic.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday,Counterpart. Saturday, The Royals. Sunday, Matt Semmens.

GRITTY: Catherine Britt’s F U Cancer tour stops at Wests New Lambton on Sunday. Picture: Simone De Peak.

Newcastle United Sports ClubFriday, You’re The Star Karaoke.

Norah Head Bowling And Sports Club Saturday, Casho.

Northern Star Hotel Friday,Chikarma.Saturday, Thomas Blake.

Pippis At The PointFriday, Bobby C,Phonic Duo.Saturday, Overload Duo.Sunday, Ben Travis.

Potter’s Brewery Friday, Damien.

The Pourhouse Maitland Saturday, Tim Usher.

Premier Hotel Saturday,Fall To The Floor. Sunday, Schivoo.

Prince Of Wales Friday,Lauren Arms. Saturday, Jason Bone Duo.

Railway Hotel CessnockSaturday,Tres Hombres, Kellie Cain.

Rathmines Bowling Club Sunday,Maryanne Rex.

Royal Crown Hotel Dudley Saturday, Milestones. Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Royal Federal Hotel Saturday, Marissa+1.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday,The Brown Bull.

Royal Motor Yacht ClubToronto Friday,Rob Wilson Country Rock Trio. Sunday,Casho.

Royal Inn Waratah Saturday, Todd Schmoo.

Salamander Shores Friday,Pistole Pete.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Loren Ryan.

Shaft Tavern Friday, The Royals.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, Kim MacKenzie.

The Small Ballroom Thursday, Madchild, Mastacraft, Mickey Deville.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday,Mark Lee.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, The Urban Chiefs, Jimmy Watts Band. Saturday, William Crighton (album launch).

Star Hotel Friday, Tre Soul Duo. Saturday, The Big Bang.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Purple Hearts. Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Stockton RSLClub Saturday, Rave On.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday,Emily Rose.

Swansea Hotel Thursday, Steve Geary & Greg Poole. Friday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, The O’Haras.

Swansea RSLClub Saturday, Hey Poncho.

Sydney Junction HotelFriday, Milk Run DJs.Saturday, Hornet.

Tea Gardens Hotel Friday,Tim Usher. Saturday, Brazilian Brothers Duo.

Tilligerry RSL Friday,Frets With Benefits. Saturday,Sam Russell.

Tomago Bowling Club Saturday, Emile & Marty.

Toronto Diggers Friday, 40 Up Club.

Town Hall Hotel Friday, The O’Haras.Saturday, You’re The Star Karaoke.

Wangi Deck Cafe Sunday,Darren Rolling Keys.

Wangi District Workers Club Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Wangi Hotel Sunday,Tiali.

Wangi Wangi RSLClub Sunday, Robbie Urquhart.

Warners At The BayThursday,Anyerin. Friday, Phase III. Saturday, Hummingbirds.

Westfield Kotara Friday,Adrianna Mac Duo. Saturday, Mark Wells. Sunday, Dave Carter.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests Leagues Club New Lambton Thursday & Tuesday,Angamus. Friday, Rubber Bullet. Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Catherine Britt, Beccy Cole, Kasey Chambers.

Weston Workers Club Saturday, Blue Suede Rockers.DJGavin Bean.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday,Kings Road.Saturday,Plastic Voyage,The Years.

Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Vegas.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Anyerin.

MOVIESBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(M)Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Brooklyn (M)An Irish immigrant in 1950s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man when she returns to her homeland for a visit. (Lake Cinema)

Captain America: Civil WarAn incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man and Captain America.

Eddie The Eagle(PG) Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about an underdog that refused to give up.

Eye In The Sky(M)Complications arise when a lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) and a colonel (Helen Mirren) order a drone missile strike to take out a group of terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya.

God’s Not Dead 2(PG)When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.

Kung Fu Panda 3(PG) Continuing his “legendary adventures of awesomeness”, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Lucent (MA)Afeature-length documentary which explores the darker side of Australia’s pig farming industry through a combination of hand-held and hidden camera footage, highlighting the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the industry as standard practice. Thursday7pm at the Regal Cinema.

Mother’s Day(M)Come celebrate the mother of all holidays with this heart-warming film following the very different relationships between mothers and their children. Filled with touching moments and big laughs.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2(PG)After spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding – this time, even bigger and fatter.

The Boss(MA)A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

The Daughter(M)The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before. (Regal)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant(M)The action-packed third instalment of the blockbuster Divergent Series, Allegiant takes Tris andFour into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before. After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris & Four travel beyond the wall enclosing Chicago to seek out a peaceful solution for their fractured city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths.

The Huntsman Winter’s War(M)As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land; two renegades – Eric the Huntsmen – who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, and his forbidden lover, Sara set out to stop them.

The Jungle Book(PG)Mowgli is a human boy raised by the Indian wolves Raksha & Akela ever since he was a baby andbrought to them by Bagheera, the black panther. When the fearsome Bengal tiger Shere Khan threatens his life, since man isn’t allowed in the jungle, Mowgli leaves his jungle home.

The Lady In The Van(M) A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in his driveway. (Regal)

The Met Opera: Manon Lescaut(E)Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. (Newcastle)

The Silences(M)Filmmaker Margot Nash turns her acclaimed documentary lens on herself inThe Silences, a haunting and deeply moving attempt to exhume the unspoken secrets and tragedies of her own childhood. Nash will conduct a Q&A after the Saturday 7.30pm screening. (Regal)

BROKEN SILENCE: Sydney filmmaker Margot Nash will present a Q&A with the audience following the screening of her autobiographical movie, The Silences, on Saturday.

Spotlight(R) Tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation thatrocked the city and caused a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions, the Catholic Church.(Regal)

You and Me(CTC)Active and life loving David“Barney”Miller was a passenger in a tragic car accident that left him a quadriplegic, unable to use his arms and legs ever again. He enters dark time in his life, but through the love and support of his family andfriends, includingworld surfing championMick Fanning, hefindshis soul mate andtakes on the impossible.(Kotara)

Zootopia(G) In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends.

THEATREThe One Day of the Year A university student questions the way his father and ex-militaryfriends celebrate Anzac Day in Alan Seymour’s engaging drama. Newcastle TheatreCompany, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Friday and Saturday at 8pm (final shows). Pre-show army events in theatre foyer half-an-hour before starting time. 4952 4958;newcastletheatrecompany南京夜网.

Disney’s Mulan Jr A determined Chinese girl dresses in men’s clothes and joins the army tohelp fight foreign invaders and save her family; heartwarming musical. Young People’sTheatre, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, until May 21, plus2pm Sunday matinees on May 1 and 15. 梧桐夜网ypt.org419论坛; 4961 4895.

Funny Money A man who picks up the wrong briefcase on a train finds it’s full of money,and the mob boss who owns the bag pursues him; comedy by Ray Cooney. MaitlandRepertory Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until May 14, plus 2pm Sundaymatinees on May 1 and 8. 4931 2800; 梧桐夜网maitlandticketing南京夜网419论坛/maitlandreptheatre.