What’s On In Newcastle This Week? Jason Derulo, Shuck’d Oysters & A Record & CD Fair

Thursday 1st May

Jason Derulo & Ricki-Lee @ The Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Australian songstress Ricki-Lee is thrilled to be joining superstar Jason Derulo when he returns down under for his Tattoos national tour kicking off in less than two weeks time.

Talented pop star Jason Derulo, makes his triumphant return to Australia for a national tour starting in April and ending in May 2014.

Armed with numerous multi-platinum hits, incredible dance moves, and great vocal ability, Jason wowed audiences during his 2009 sold-out Australian tour, and was set to conquer again with his Future History World Tour in 2012, before a serious accident during tour rehearsals lead to the cancellation of the tour.

Jason Derulo is back at the top of his game, with an incredible new album, new hit singles and an insatiable desire to thrill his fans with a memorable live show. He is excited and looking forward to an unbelievable touring experience with his great Australian fans.

Jason’s his highly-anticipated third studio album, Tattoos, celebrates one of pop’s thrilling comeback stories.

Tattoos – Jason’s third gold-certified album in Australia - is championed by the four-times-platinum smash hits The Other Side, Marry Me, and ARIA #1’s Talk Dirty and Trumpets; combined singles sales are edging close to one million.

Tickets: Ticketek

Friday 2nd May

Calling All Cars @ The Small Ballroom

Having recently announced their highly anticipated new album Raise The People will drop on March 7th, Melbourne based rockers CALLING ALL CARS are very proud to announce an extensive 22 date national tour across the nation to treat the masses with their most fist-pump worthy material yet.

With two radio singles - ‘Werewolves’ and ‘Standing In The Ocean’ - from the album already saturating the airwaves, these are only a small taste of what’s to come on the band’s most accessible and arguably best offering yet. In the past, the band has toured with a star-swollen lineup of rock heroes like AC/DC, Queens Of The Stone Age and Foo Fighters, so it’s no wonder their live show has a notorious reputation as one of the best in the country.

Completing the scorching bill is a killer hat-trick of power-trios including Perth-based indie rockers THE LOVE JUNKIES and post-punk heroes in the making THE SINKING TEETH. Needless to say, debauchery will undoubtedly ensure.

Tickets: Kingdom Sounds

Saturday 3rd May

Opening Night Gig @ Shuck’d Bar

Shuck’d bar is Newcastle’s first Oyster Bar!

With Oysters and Seafood sourced from our metaphorical doorstep and Shuck’d to order, to be eaten with our Craft beers, Premium Wines and Champagnes, Top shelf Spirits, Traditional, House Cocktails alongside a beautiful or handsome companion.

The Oysters should be followed by our delicious seasonal menu which although seafood based does cater for Vegetarians and those of non seafood eaters amongst our patrons.

Then your choice of Dessert with Coffee from Pablo and Rustys just the way you want the brew.

Come along to the opening night and enjoy a special gig fro Newcastle’s own Chris Hunt.

For more info, check out the Facebook event page.

Olive Tree Markets @ The Junction Primary School

The Olive Tree Market is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Started in 2008, The Olive Tree Market is the leading art & design market in Newcastle and the launching pad for over a hundred and twenty creative minds!’

The market is constantly growing and evolving with new artisans joining the market each month. The Olive Tree Market has a strong emerging artists section with an eclectic array of exciting stalls.

More Info: Olive Tree Market

1:1 (Creative Collaboration) @ The Edwards Creative Space

The Edwards is excited to announce 1:1 Newcastle, a fantastic event being held in our creative space this Saturday 3rd May.

1:1 is a creative collaboration and networking event between students and architects. They spend the day designing and building a series of installations made from reclaimed materials, they then open up the space to the public.

1:1 Newcastle is inviting everyone to come down to The Edwards, explore and use these creative designs while enjoying a few friendly drinks.

When: 6:30pm

Where: The Edwards Creative Space. 148 Parry Street

More info: The Edwards’ Facebook page

The Potbelleez @ King Street Hotel

The band incarnation of The Potbelleez has become such a mainstay of Australian popular music that it’s easy to forget they made their name behind the decks of some of Sydney’s sweatiest clubs. While anthems like Don’t Hold Back, Hello, Are You With Me and From The Music have become festival-smashing bombs for Dave Goode and Jonny Sonic, The Potbelleez have never forgotten their roots.

When they took the big step into clubland, their fanbase was happy to follow, helping their subsequent Moulin Rouge residency became one of the biggest Saturday weeklies ever to hit Kings Cross. Weekly clubbing bible 3D World subsequently dubbed them “Kings Of The Cross” in an infamous cover spread which saw Dave and Jonny naked underneath royal coats and hats.

The Potbelleez’ popularity spread Australia-wide from there, reflected by a leap in the ITM50 DJ poll from #48 in 2005 to #13 in 2006 before a 2007 peak of #5.

Along the way, the trio set attendance records for Australia’s biggest superclubs before the band took them to superstardom, and now The Potbelleez are back where they belong. Doing the club circuit with their single “Magic Number” feat. B.o.B they will once again destroy the nightclub dancefloor.

Bittersweet Kicks & The Hits @ The Small Ballroom

With a penchant for sweat, beer, nudity, and boisterous performance, the buzz surrounding Bitter Sweet Kicks is well earned.

The boys have extensively toured the country with their blend of punk and blues.

Their two previous releases opened doors in Europe, which saw the band embark on two successful European tours over the last two years.

Bitter Sweet Kicks now return to the tour bus to launch their third release, Eat Your Young.

Tickets: Kingdom Sounds

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Spectacular @ Hunter Theatre, Cameron St Broadmeadow

Chakras Performing Arts are putting on a special matinee performance of their Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs spectacular on Saturday 3rd May at 2.30pm at the Hunter School of Performing Arts Hunter Theatre, Cameron St Broadmeadow.

The event will be a visual feast celebrating the multicultural diversity of dance and drama including Indigenous, Indian, African and classical ballet styles. All money raised from this event will be used to support the youth programs at The St Vincent de Paul Society, Maitland/Newcastle.

Tickets: $30.00 and may be purchased by calling St Vincent de Paul Society on (02) 4967 6277 or emailing maitland.newcastle@vinnies.org.au 

SNEZ @ The Royal Exchange Theatre

SNEZ kicks off her winter tour with Newcastle being one of her first stops. Featuring Stewart Peters on Guitar and vocals. Check out all tour dates at www.snez.com.au Snez will be sharing stories and song from her albums, talking about life on the road, and the many charactors she meets, family, love, loss …

More Info: www.snez.com.au

The Crawford Brothers + People’s Palace @ The Cambridge Hotel

Fresh from the Global Battle Of The Bands final in Thailand, The Crawford Brothers return to the Cambridge with 2013 Triple J Unearthed winners People’s Palace.

Tickets: $6 on the door

Sunday 4th May

Newcastle Record & CD Fair @ The Uniting Church Hall, Hamilton

The bi-annual Newcastle Record & CD Fair is on again this Sunday.

First held in 2004, the Fair is entering its 10th year! Get along to find 1000’s of rare/collectable as well as brand new vinyls & CDs.

The next fair isn’t scheduled until November so you had better make the most of it this weekend to get you through the long winter months.

Head on over & like their Facebook page for more updates!

Monday 5th May

Our Pubs @ The Newcastle Museum

Stunning old photos of pubs in Newcastle and the Hunter on display from 6 May to 29 June.

In April 1959 Tooths & Co sent a photographer to take a photo of every pub in the Hunter that sold their products. This exhibition is a snapshot of our community at a time of change – architectural and social.

Come and see your favourite pub and the changes that have happened over time.

Check out the Newcastle Museum for more info

Tuesday 6th May

Open Mic & Steak Night @ The Great Northern Hotel

$10 steaks & $4 corona’s from 5pm, entertainment from 7pm.

For more info, check out The Great Northern Hotel’s events page. 




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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