What’s On In Newcastle This Week? Craft Beer Week, Supercross & Nathan Foley

What's On in Newcastle Craft Beer Week

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Friday 16th

Nathan Foley @ Newcastle Panthers (Cardiff)

Some people are known for one or two things. Others have achievements that are so bountiful, it’s impossible to fathom how they’ve fitted it all in. Others still, manage to do all of that within the first three decades of their life – and yet only as a precursor to what more they have lying ahead. One such phenomenon is Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Dancer/Actor/Television Presenter, Nathan Foley.

Foley continues his solo work with corporate functions, charity events, television, band work and theatre. He has been both singer and compere of Sydney’s Big Night Out, has written and co-produced an original solo album “Discovery” and two solo singles, “Live Your Life” and “Say You Will”, completed a short season in the controversial production of Jerry Springer The Opera, and was chosen as understudy for the part of Asher in Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat touring New Zealand & Asia.

Free admission

Doors 1pm, starts 1.30pm

Soul Shakedown @ The Northern (Tiki Bar)


Put on your dancing shoes, dress to impress, invite your friends and get on down to Reggae Got Soul’s 2nd anniversary party at The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle.

Selectors: Phil Dando, The Scorcher and Chuan will be spinning the very best selection of vintage SOUL, NORTHERN SOUL, MOTOWN, MOD, R’N’B AND JAMAICAN OLDIES all on vinyl 45s and 33s.

Plus we’re very excited to host the debut performance of “The Buzzard Mix”, a Newcastle band that plays early Jamaican Ska and Reggae inspired by The Skatalites and Toots And The Maytals. The band features an all girl front line of tenor sax, trumpet and sultry vocals, backed by an on-the-money rhythm section that will get you dancing!

When: Friday November 16, 2012

Where: Tiki Bar @ The Great Northern Hotel.

(89 Scott Street Newcastle).

Time: 8pm – late


View the Facebook event for more info.

Saturday 17th

Australian Supercross Championships @ Newcastle Entertainment Centre

The all-new 2012 Australian SUPERCROSS Championship will place man and machine against one another in battle on the biggest and most technical tracks in Australia. Marmont, Anderson, Townley, Faith, Dale, Bopping and many more will go head to head. Australia, New Zealand, Europe and America will be represented in the highly anticipated 2012 Championship. In addition to racing there are monster trucks, freestyle motocross, kid’s attractions and trade displays. Pits are open for free to everyone who buys a ticket to the event.

This year we want to encourage people to come and witness the most intense thrilling racing action Australia has on two wheels – that’s why we have made it more accessible by keeping ticket prices down. The 2012 Australian Supercross Championship – Action in every race, Action during every break, Action all night!

To pre purchase tickets or for further information go to the Australian Supercross website.

Tickets also available at the gates on the day.

Gates open to venue – 5pm

Pit walk 3pm – 5pm

Show start – 7pm

An Absolute Turkey @ Newcastle Theatre Company

Opening on Saturday is Newcastle Theatre Company’s final show of the year, the farcical, An Absolute Turkey.

It tells the story of an attractive young woman who is followed home by a strange man, who throws himself at her. She tells him she has a husband and when her husband finds his wife with the stranger, the two men know each other. When her husband leaves, the woman tells the intruder, who is also married, that if her husband was unfaithful then only then would she take a lover and only for the sake of revenge…

Playwright Georges Feydeau’s subject is sexual attraction or lust, and the insanities they produce. Men and women are stripped to their essential appetites and then exposed so that everyone is in terrible crisis and must come forth with a riot of words and frantic behaviour.

An Absolute Turkey opens Saturday November 17 and runs until December 1. For more information visit our website or contact 4952 4958.

Sunday 18th

Craft Beer Week @ Various location around Newcastle

Newcastle Craft Beer Week is on again this year featuring almost 50 different brewers at 18 different locations.

This year we will see the inclusion of our NCBW Murrays Craft Brewery /Hunter Beer Co collaboration brew ‘1942′ to commemorate the invasion of a Japanese submarine, the I-21, that attacked Newcastle on the 8th of June 1942 during WWII and was repelled by return fire from the Fort Scratchley.

We will be heading into the best of Newcastle’s pubs, clubs & restaurants to showcase Australia’s best craft brewers paired with some delicious food, comedy, DJ’s, BBQ’s & even breakfast!

We will also give you the opportunity to travel ‘Around Australia in BEER’ without leaving Newcastle by getting on our bus tour stopping into all our Pint of Origin hotels on Saturday 24th November.

To close the week off we head to the lake for the 6th Annual Warner’s @ the Bay Beer Festival on Sunday 25th November.

Like last year these events will be sure to sell out so use the website to plan and book your events so you don’t miss out! Contact the venues direct to make your booking.

Dancing in the Streets @ The Honeysuckle Promenade

“Dancing in the Streets” will shake and groove Honeysuckle Promenade on the evening of Sunday 18th November with a colourful, high energy performance from Afro Moses and his ten piece band!

Afro Moses is a multi-awarding winning international artist. According to legend he was noticed by one of Bob Marley’s tour managers when he was a wee boy living in Ghana, West Africa and went on to tour Europe (and the world) appearing as a guest artist with the Wailers.

Afro Moses is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer, and in this show pays tribute to one of his greatest idols, reggae legend Bob Marley, while incorporating his own style of afro beats, funk, reggae and percussion.

L!vesites fans will have the opportunity to learn reggae dance moves with renowned local dancer Atalie Wilmoth of Pivot Dance Studios, then practice their newly acquired skills to the beats of the live band.

For more information & a full schedule, visit the L!vesites website.

Monday 19th

Pizza Night @ The Burwood 

If you’re after a great cheap feed, head on down to The Burwood in Mereweather for their regular $10 pizza night

Tuesday 20th

Boyz II Men @ Newcastle Panthers

After 3 phenomenal sold out tours of Australia, one of this countries favourite R&B groups Boyz II Men are coming back Down Under to bless us with their amazing voices, and to perform all their legendary hits that have made them one of this generations most popular groups. With an astounding 60 million albums sold, the trio hold the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time.

Doors 7:30pm. Starts 8:00pm

Tickets: GA:  $75.00 +bf or Last tix: $49.90 +bf

For more info, see the Newcastle Panthers website.

Wednesday 21st

Rock Climbing Film Festival @ Pulse Climbing

We are hosting Newcastle’s only Rock Climbing Film Festival, NEXT Wednesday 21st at 7pm.

The Reel Rock Tour is in it’s 7th year of the international tour and this year’s films look amazing. Check out the trailer here.

Tickets are on sale now at Pulse Climbing in Adamstown and Adventure 195 in town for $16 pre-sale or they will be $20 at the door.

Contact Pulse Climbing 4023 4743 for more details, or visit their website.

Thursday 22nd

Liberation Front @ The Cambridge Hotel

Sydney’s political punk band, Liberation Front are delighted to be announced as the main support on the upcoming Ten Foot Pole Australian tour. “These guys haven’t visited Australia in over 15 years,” commented Liberation Front vocalist Tim Rowland. “To share the stage with these punk legends is an absolute honour.”

Love & War @ The Newcastle Museum

Peace brought continued anguish for those who had lost a partner. For survivors, it meant new beginnings. Thousands of women crossed the globe, following uniformed strangers from foreign lands. At home, relationships built on, or influenced by, wartime experiences were beset by challenges but also blessed with great joys.

The exhibition is divided into five themes: Romance and recruitment, Meetings and Marriages, Letters and Longing, Loss and Loneliness, and Beyond the Battlefield.

Each theme is illustrated with personal stories, photos, artworks, film and sound, and relevant objects such as gifts of jewellery, wedding dresses, marriage certificates, etc.

The exhibition is open until the 27th November.

Skye is the editor of Urban Insider & Account Manager @ Sticky in Newcastle. She keeps fit with Muay Thai & can’t live without her tunes! Her other interests involve cricket, NRL, shoes & the general coastal lifestyle.

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