This Week in Newcastle: Breasts, Beer, Charity and Tunes

Boy & Bear are hitting Bar on the Hill this week.

Image courtesy of Boy & Bear

Looking for things to do in Newcastle this week? We’ve got you covered.

Friday 27 May

Love breasts? Breast Wishes – An Uplifting Musical, a unique National Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser, is playing tonight and tomorrow night. The musical will take you on a cleavage-filled journey through the lives of  four women, their partners and a bra fitter.  More info.

It’s a night for charity alright! Tonight some of Newcastle and Sydney’s finest bands come together for a killer bill at the Newcastle Leagues Club, all in the name of Less Than Strength (LTS). LTS is a not for profit organisation that was founded by Newcastle local Skarlett Saramore & raises money for suicide awareness by holding monthly shows and selling merchandise online and at the shows. Bands on the bill include Sparrows, Bandintexas, The Cavalcade, Oceans Away, The Stellar Affect and many more. It’s only a $15 dollar entry free with the bands kicking off at 5.30pm (Contributed by Alannah Totterdell – thanks Alannah! Ed.).

Experience the Magic of the Movies at Dungog’s Film Festival, which is taking place over the weekend and celebrates Australian films exclusively. The weekend will include parties, movie screenings and of course a load of popcorn. Check out the program.

Saturday 28 May

Keen to sink down a few? Beer Crafternoon at Silo Restaurant and Lounge starts at midday today. Lachlan MacBean, reknowned Australian brewer and beer judge will introduce each beer and explain the different brewing processes. The event will showcase the best out of the 40 different Australian beers offered at Silo. The afternoon costs $65 per person for 6 craft beers and matching food. Call 02 4926 2828 to book.

To celebrate the release of their new album, Kosciuszko, Jebediah are playing with Violent Soho and Young Revelry at 8pm at the Cambridge Hotel. More info.

Another charity event is on tonight, the Giggle Ball. Dress-up and raise money for Camp Quality. There will be a charity auction and a three course dinner. Tickets are $125 each or $1250 for tables of ten. The giggles start at 6.30pm at Auditorium One at Newcastle Panthers. More info.

Pull out your 50s gear and put on your dancing shoes as the Newcastle Rockabilly Festival rock ‘n’ rolls its way to the Wickham Park Hotel this Saturday. The line-up has a range of acts including Pat Capocci & The Flattrackers. The event kicks off at 2pm in the beer garden where there will be loads of market stalls, music and of course beer! There will also be a debut screening of the new Pat Capocci video clip at 7.30pm before the bands move indoors and continue into the evening. Go along and support some local music and enjoy a day of 50s-inspired fun! (Contributed by Alannah Totterdell – thanks Alannah! Ed.)

Sunday 29 May

If you are looking to indulge yourself over the weekend then look no further then the Darby Street Coffee and Chocolate Festival. Sample a variety of local, organic and national coffees. Nibble on some chocolate and sip teas with a difference. There will be three stages full of entertainment where you can enjoy the swinging sounds of Pat Cappocci, Zoe K and Kira Puru and The Bruise. The streets will be lined with street performers, rides, face painting and market stalls too. Bring the whole family along for a day of food, shopping and entertainment in the heart of Newcastle. 10am – 4pm. (Contributed by Alannah Totterdell – thanks Alannah! Ed.)

Monday 30 May

Shades of Irish will showcase the Irish talent in Australia. The show starts at 11am at Civic Theatre. Get tickets.

Tuesday 31 May

Folk rockers Boy and Bear are playing at Bar on the Hill at 7.30pm. The band will be sharing the stage with Jinja Safari DJs and Emma Louise. Get tickets.

Wednesday 1 June

Cuban music legends Bar at Buena Vista are playing at the Civic Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to miss Cuban masters. Get tickets.

Want to walk with the dinosaurs? Here’s your opportunity! The Walking with Dinosaurs Arena Spectacular is hitting Newcastle! Get tickets.

Thursday 2 June

Local artist Alex Chapman is interested in notions of feminine beauty, power and sensuality. Her exhibition ‘Do You Know This Girl’ opens tonight at 6.30pm in the Long Room at the Watt Space gallery. Chapman contrasts mixed media works of beautiful, innocent girls and provocative porn stars. Do you know women like this?

Friday 3 June

There’s a show at 7pm at Emma Soup’s Soup Can Gallery tonight. Make sure you catch the tunes of Post-Paint, Unity Floors, Hopes and The Si Claros from  Inheritance Records. Entry is $5 and it’s BYO.

Saturday 4 June

Tonight’s a great night for music lovers. PEZ, 360° and Maya Jupiter are playing at CBD Hotel tonight. Triple J stars Ghostwood are playing a show with Chicks Who Love Guns at the Northern Star Hotel.

PEZ + 360° + Maya Jupiter

Brooke is a Business and Law student (majoring in marketing) at the University of Newcastle. She enjoys Leonardo Di Caprio movies, pretty dresses and cake. Her cooking skills haven't developed past eggs on toast and she consistently loses games of Mario Kart.

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