What’s on in Newcastle this week? Karnivool, Sarah McCleod and Bastille Day

What's on in Newcastle?

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There’s no shortage of gigs & events this week in Newcastle! Whether you want to get your French on for Bastille Day, catch some live music, check out an art exhibition or organise a fun night out- we’ve got plenty of ideas!


Thursday 12th July

Sarah McLeod @ Lizzote’s

Known to many as the lead singer of rock band, The Superjesus, Sarah McLeod has been extremely busy since achieving recognition as a solo artist.

As one of Australia’s most successful women in rock, she has continued to explore her talents becoming a successful artist, performer, songwriter and producer within the genres of rock, pop and dance.

With the ability of her music to transcend genres McLeod’s international success has since seen her achieve hits in the official charts within Australia, the UK, Eastern Europe, and the US.

In between launching her latest project, Screaming Bikini, and performing at the Playboy Mansion, Sarah has spent most of the past 12 months performing acoustic shows throughout Australia.

Due to head back to the US in August you’d better catch her while you can.

Tickets to see Sarah McLeod are $25pp with an a la carte or bar menu available. To book or for more information call (02) 4956 2066 or visit their website.


Friday 13th July

Bastille Degustation @ Bimbadgen Estate

For those looking for any excuse to indulge in some French cuisine Bimbadgen Estate is celebrating Bastille Day this weekend.

Executive Chef Ebonnie Newby has created a 6 course degustation of fine French cuisine including French onion soup, braised oxtail and Gruyere cheese croute- Yum!

At $95pp or $125pp, with matching wine, this event is a Francophiles delight!

Bookings for this event are essential call (02) 4998 4666 or visit this site for more information.

Beccy Cole @ Lizzote’s

Beccy Cole is the real deal. She has remained a standout performer in the country music scene for almost twenty years with loyal fans, 7 Golden Guitars, 3 Gold Records and 2 Entertainer of the Year awards.

Despite being her 7th studio album her latest release, Songs & Pictures, is the first to accurately portray Cole for the woman she really is.

As a divorced single mother Cole delights audiences with her undeniable talent, in particular her revealing song writing style that exposes her personal vulnerabilities and experiences.

Tickets to see Beccy Cole are $102pp including a two course meal or $44pp with a bar menu available.

To book or for more information call (02) 4956 2066 or visit this website.

 Elisa Kate @ Bar Petite

Having just released her new album to a packed out crowd here in Newcastle, singer/songwriter from Bulahdelah Elisa Kate is set to perform at Bar Petite this Friday.

Her 2nd release showcases sweet new sounds packed full of surprise, dreamy melodies, atmosphere and hope.

Described as a mix of Adele and the jazz sensation Diana Krall, Elisa Kate’s unique style presents an unforgettable and moving experience.

Currently one of Elisa’s debut hits “Any Smarter” is making the rounds of Hollywood representing a showcase of Australia’s best original music.

Elisa Kate will be playing at Bar Petite this Friday from 7-10pm. For more information call (02) 4929 3033  or visit this website.


Saturday 14th July

Newy parkrun @ Carrington

Newy parkrun is a weekly 5km event for runners of all fitness levels that takes place every Saturday at 8am  from Tully St, Carrington.

Although this is not a race against other runners, it is timed allowing you to keep track of your progress each week.

To take part in the event all you need to do is register online and print out your unique barcode which records your time and rank.

For those who have time to spare after the event there is a weekly catch up at The Source Cafe where you can refuel with a coffee.

For more information on parkrun visit their site.

Marisah May @ Red Threads

Artist Marisah May is having a print sale and website launch at the Red Threads store at Charlestown Square this weekend.

In what will be the first of a series of pop –up events in the store Marisah May will be showcasing her beautiful illustrations.

By visiting Red Threads this weekend and purchasing Marisah’s prints you will not only be supporting Australian artists but also the Red Cross, who will receive 30% of all proceeds.

Red Threads is located across from Myer, Charlestown Square.

To Sample some of Marisah’s  work visit this site.

Sambafrog @ Lizzote’s

It’s cold outside but hot at Lizotte’s this Saturday night with Sambafrog, a fun filled night with Brazilian Rhythms, choreographed dance and percussion as well as a South American inspired menu!

Sambafrog is a dance and drumming company  based in Newcastle that specialise in recreating the excitement, energy and spectacle of Brazil’s famous Carnival.

United by their passion for Brazilian culture Sambafrog will liven your spirits with their infectious rhythm and elaborate costumes.

Tickets to see Sambafrog are $28pp with both an a la carte and bar menu available. To book or for more information call (02)  4956 2066 or visit this website.

Allon @ Bar Petite

Local musician Allon is playing at Bar Petite this Saturday night.

As a proud independent Australian singer/ songwriter Allon has toured throughout Australia for the past 4 years.

Listing his influences as Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Tom Waits, Allon’s sound is firmly established within the roots genre and promises to engage audiences with his versatile talent.

You can catch Allon and his double bass at Bar Petite this Saturday from7-10pm. For more information call (02) 4929 3033  or visit this website.

Karnivool @ Newcastle Panthers

Following on from the huge success of their second studio album, Sound Awake, Karnivool embarked on a 3 year tour that saw them play all over the globe.

Since Karnivools last Australian tour a year ago the band members have taken some time out to put together material for their third album which they will showcase throughout their Melodias Frescas tour before heading back to the studio.

Also in the works is Karnivool’s forthcoming DVD featuring material from festivals they played in the Netherlands and Mumbai.

Tickets to see Karnivool are $44pp including booking fee. Doors open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start.

To book tickets or for more information call (02) 4926 6200 or visit this website.

Please note: Due to the 5 kilometre rule of the Registered Clubs Act anyone residing within a 5 kilometre radius of a registered club is required to be a member (or a guest of a member) in order to enter the club.

Sunday 15th July

Exhibition @ Nobbys Lighthouse

Nobbys lighthouse is having a community open day this Sunday  where you can check out the grounds of the lighthouse and an exhibition in the old signal masters cottage.

In one of Newcastle’s most historical landmarks you can view the reproductions of Newcastle’s drawings, paintings and photographs which provide an original perspective of the city throughout history.

Open from 10am -4pm you can enjoy a little culture as well as some exercise for free!

Mundine v McKart @ Wests

You can catch the Jnr Middleweight Fight between Mundine and McKart at Wests this Sunday at Wests as it is broadcast live from the Palms Casino, Las Vegas.

Shown from 11am in the main food court  you can enjoy the game with a meal from the Wests bistro and a drink from the main bar.

For more information visit this website.

Monday 15th July

Light lunch @ Silo Restaurant

Take advantage of a sunny weekday with Silo’s light lunch deal.

For $22 you can take in the amazing harbour views with a bowl of mussels steamed in a broth of white wine, tomato and garlic with either a glass of house wine or Bluetongue Tap Beer.

Based on the Light Lunch menu this special is an inexpensive dining option that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality.

To book or for more information on their menu call (02) 4926 3838 or visit their website.


Tuesday  16th July

Choose Days @ The Delany

Tuesday’s just got a little more exciting at the Delany with chicken schnitzels for just $9.90 as well as their Choose Days deal where from 6pm you can choose any back bar spirit for just $6!

As far as thrifty Tuesday deals go the Del’s got it covered, for more information call (02) 4929 1627 or visit their site.

Life Drawing @ The Drawing Room

Set aside a Tuesday night to get in touch with your artistic streak at The Drawing Room this week.

At just $20 you can enjoy 2 ½ hours of performance, drawing and a glass of wine.

Open to everyone this drawing session features models of a creative background e.g burlesque, ballet, a contortionist, pianist, mime or showgirl.

Set in an intimate and cosy environment The Drawing Room is the place to be inspired.

Doors open from 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start, for more information call 0421 255 652 or visit this site.

Kayla is a 3rd year Communications student majoring in Public Relations. She has overcome her fear of technology within the last few years after completing international and local internships within the digital media industry. Her other interests include Arrested Development, reading, cooking and merlot.

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