What’s On In Newcastle? Wayan Brothers, Mother’s Day & Emma Louise

Wayan Brothers Live Newcastle 2013

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Here is your jam-packed What’s On Guide for Newcastle this week! The Wayan Brothers go live with a standup show at Civic Theatre, there is loads of cool stuff happening around town for Mother’s Day, Emma Louise showcases her new tunes at the Great Northern + stacks more on offer.

Friday 10th May

Funeral For A Friend @ The Cambridge Hotel

UK punk band Funeral For A Friend return to Australia for their most extensive tour to date. Playing songs from their seventh studio album ‘Condul’ as well as some classics that have helped build them a bigger following every time they visit our shores, don’t miss this fascinating band do their thing. Their debut album ‘Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation’  is still a landmark punk album of the 2000’s, and shows that this band as staying power. See them perform their latest tracks tonight for a rocking show. 18+ event. Tickets $36.60. Purchase your tickets through BigTix.

Charlie Landsborough @ Wests New Lambton

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Charlie Landsborough comes to Wests with his five-piece band. Playing his heartfelt and telling lyrics, you do not want to miss the extremely talented Charlie pleasing the crowd with his wide mix of musical genres, from country, blues, folk, ballads to anthems. His inspirational sound and witty anecdotes have made this performer popular among the ranks, with his material being covered by Jack Jones, Pat Boone, Foster and Allen, Daniel O’Donnell and many more. Doors open to the Starlight Room at 7.45pm with concert starting at 8.30pm. $49.00 members, $54.00 non-members. Children 10 years and over can attend accompanied by an adult. Book your tickets through PROTicket.

Saturday 11th May

The Led Zeppelin Show @ Cambridge Hotel

This authentic tribute band to the great Led Zeppelin will have you wondering whether you are seeing the real thing in concert. With costumes, stage presentation, as well as authentic instruments and equipment that the real Led Zeppelin used, be amazed at how good this tribute band really is. Playing 90% of Led Zeppelin’s catalogue and with no backing tracks, these guys capture the electricity that Led Zeppelin was known for perfectly, and is a show that hardcore fans and music lovers must see. 18+ event. Doors open 8pm. Tickets $17.90. Book through BigTix.

Vince Jones @ Lizotte’s Restaurant

Add a little jazz to your weekend with jazz vocalist Vince Jones. An outstanding composer and interpreter in a contemporary jazz style, he is not one to show off his technique but rather get audiences to feel the rhythm of his soulful jazz sounds. Adding more and more trumpet to his spectacular show style, this will be a relaxing, toe-tapping, feel good show.

Main meal and show - $72.00

Show only with bar menu available - $30.00

Book your tickets and check out other shows through Lizotte’s.

Newcastle Hunters vs. Maitland Mustangs @ Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium

See the Newcastle Hunters thrash the Maitland Mustangs tonight in an all out Basketball war. The ladies are on first at 5pm with the men getting their turn at 7pm. Don’t forget to support the youth teams with the Youth Women taking on the Maitland Mustangs at 3pm and Youth Men taking on Blacktown Storm. Doors open 2pm. Adults $6, Children $3, Family (2A + 2C) $12.

Sunday 12th May

The Sunshine of Her Smile - Mother’s Day Concert @ Adamstown Uniting Centre

Make mum smile with this musical concert featuring music theatre star Chris Maxfield, organist Callum Close, and some of Newcastle’s finest young instrumentalists and singers. Morning tea is served at 10.30am with the concert starting at 11am. Tickets $12 adult, $10 concession, $5 child, with funds going to Lifeline and the church’s music ministry. For more information, contact Jenny Barnes on 4961 5955.

Newcastle Outdoor Ice Rink @ Wheeler Place

Closing today, treat mum (or yourself) to a little European-style enchantment with the temporary outdoor ice rink at Wheelers Place. Try your hand at ice skating like you have never experienced it before. Open 10am – 9.30pm daily. Adults $22, Children & Students $17, Family (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3 children) $65. Visit Ice Australia for more information and discount vouchers.

Mother’s Day Lunch with Wendy Matthews @ Lizotte’s Restaurant

Wendy Matthews has wowed audiences for many years through her clean melodies, simple grace, and infectious energy. With all of her albums reaching multi-platinum status, she knows how to get the best songs from a range of styles like jazz, blues, rock, gospel, soul, pop and more and make them her own. Even Midnight Oil frontman, Peter Garrett, can’t deny her ability, describing her abilities: “Wendy’s voice is to the vocal chords what the Daintree is to the wilderness”. You know she will be a spectacular present for your mum this Mother’s Day. Support - Dave Wilkins.

Two course meal and show - $107.00

Show only with bar menu available - $49.00

Purchase your tickets through Lizotte’s.

North Stars vs. Canberra Knights @ Hunter Ice Skating Stadium

If a bit of slamming against hard walls and falling on ice is more your mum’s style, take her to see the next game where the Newcastle North Stars show how ice hockey is played. Game starts 5pm. Adults $20, Children (under 16) $15, Family (2A + 2C) $55. For ticket enquiries or to reserve tickets call (02) 4954 4599 or email tickets@northstars.com.au.

If you are still after some Mother’s Day inspiration, check out our Insider’s Guide to spoiling your mum this Mother’s Day.

Monday 13th May

Monday Movies by Moonlight @ University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus

Revisit one of Australia’s more recent movie sensations “Red Dog” with the uni’s Monday Movies by Moonlight in the Derkenne Courtyard. This FREE event offers a great way to get over your Monday-itis, offering snacks and pizza and a fully licensed bar nearby to drown your weekday sorrows. Movie starts 6.30pm.

Tuesday 14th May

“Play for a Pint, Sing for your Supper” Open Mic Night @ Great Northern Hotel

Are you, or do you know someone who is trying to get noticed? All emerging artists take note, because you get to play a half hour set AND get rewarded with a free meal and drink. If you are not musically inclined, come along and support talented up-and-coming local musicians. With $8 jugs and $10 steaks, you will be hard pressed to find a better Tuesday night out in Newcastle. FREE entry, 7pm til Late. All interested musicians can contact their MC Thomas Lawson for a slot on 0434 031 668 or you can show up on the night if you don’t mind waiting.

Wednesday 15th May

The Wayan Brothers Live @ Civic Theatre

Shawn and Marlon Wayans, best known for their collaboration in films like Don’t Be A Menace, White Chicks and Scary Movie 1 & 2, are touring Australia for the first time in a standup show that will have you leaving in stitches. Beginning their career on the sketch series “In Living Color”, created by their brothers Keenen and Damon, Shawn and Marlon then began to write, produce, direct and act in their own hit TV-comedy series, “The Wayan Bros.” on the WB Network. These guys have had an incredible career and hear all about it during this national tour. Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets $69.90. Show is recommended for audiences 16 years and over. Book your tickets to this hilarious show through Ticketek.

Thursday 16th May

Emma Louise + Thelma Plum + Patrick James @ Great Northern Hotel

Brisbane chanteuse Emma Louise has finally released her much anticipated debut album ‘Vs Head Vs Heart’ and is touring the country to promote her tunes that have seen her gain success not just in Australia but internationally also. With successful songs and a gold-selling debut EP ‘Full Hearts and Empty Rooms’, Emma has been signed to Frenchkiss Records in the US and Universal Germany, not to mention performances alongside Missy Higgins, Josh Pyke, Bob Evans, and Boy and Bear. Singles like ‘Freedom’ and ‘Boy’ have been radio hits, gaining high rotation on triple j and indie radio stations worldwide. Queensland sensation Thelma Plum and Sydney folk artist Patrick James support this rising star of Australian music. 18+ event. Doors open 8pm. Pre-Sale tickets $20.00 +bf, Door cost $25.00. Purchase tickets through OzTix.

Leah is a recent Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) graduate from the University of Newcastle, who is interested in social media, SEO and advertising. To handle the stress of undertaking Honours this year, she will occupy herself with way too many movies and TV series, first person shooter games and taking cute photos of her cat.

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