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NEWCASTLE WEEKEND: Your guide to the best bits…from the couch to the city

Well, it’s almost that time again…THE WEEKEND.

That glorious time (for most of us anyway) where we get to forget about the week that was and rejuvenate for the week to come.

To help you along here are our picks for the best gigs, movies, tv and everything else that help make your weekends great. Enjoy!

GIGS

a-ha+ Rick Astley+ Pseudo Echo + I Know Leopard
Bimbadgen – Saturday 29 February

What do you get when you cross Norwegian pop powerhouse a-ha, the KING of Rickrolling Rick Astley, Aussie icons Pseudo Echo and Sydney synth-popsters I Know Leopard?

You get a stellar bill chock a block full of some of the most danceable hits from the decade that brought us suit jackets with the sleeves rolled up.

Take On Me, anyone? How about Never Gonna Give You Up? Funky Town? Need we go on?

Firebanned V
Wickham Park Hotel

Some of Newy’s finest musos including Greg Bryce (pictured), Bob Corbett and the Roo Grass Band, and Brien Mcvernon & the Rockets will take over the Wicko to do their bit for bushfire relief.

Get on down for a day of top-quality tunes.

Boots Porter
Stag and Hunter

Newcastle songwriter Boots Porter is back at the Stag to take you on a trip through his strange blend of indie rock, freak folk and cult cinema.

Expect a bittersweet blend of melancholia, catchy rock ballads and a small dose of pop culture introspection

Anousha Victoire
Earthie

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the mesmerising Anousha Victoire but she’s back in fine style with the latest single Precious Things To Me.

Anousha will be launching the track’s accompanying clip in what promises to be an unmissable, intimate show.

Bjorn Again
NEX

This iconic tribute act is celebrating 30 years of keeping the ABBA dream alive wit this special show at NEX.

Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Ring Ring, Knowing Me Knowing You – you’ll be spoiled for unadulterated pop gems when Bjorn Again take to the stage.

MOVIES

The Invisible Man – MA15+

Aussie scaremeister Leigh Whannell (Saw) is back with this fresh take on the classic creature feature.

When Cecilia’s abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears

Fans of this ABC-TV crime series are sure to be in sleuthing heaven with this big-screen adaptation.

After freeing a young girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Phryne Fisher begins to unravel a mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.

EXPERIENCES

Five Senses Twilight Market
Lambton Park

A celebration of delicious food, craft beer & fine wine, divine coffee, awesome music, loads of entertainment for the little ones and the most fabulous line up of market stalls under the stars!

Street Paws Festival
The Station Newcastle

It’ll be a dog day afternoon at the Station this weekend when Newcastle’s K9 Community descends on the Station for this celebration of all things furbaby.

Woof!

TV

I Am Not Okay With This – S1
Netflix

Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.

With just seven episodes to consume so far, this makes for perfect weekend binge fodder.

The Simpsons
Disney +

While this iconic series may have been eclipsed by the likes of South Park, Family Guy, et al, there is still plenty to LOVE about Homer and the gang.

If you’ve got a Disney + sub well, you’ve got access to a whopping 29 seasons of the Matt Groening classic so why not curl up on the couch and reacquaint yourself with everyone’s fave four-fingered family!

Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate
PS4/Switch/Xbox

Have you ever wanted to plow through seemingly endless waves of enemies with a series of massive f-off swords?

Well, the revamped edition of this 2018 title should be right up your alley

Hack and slash your way to glory!

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
PS4/XBOX One

Relive all of your childhood Dragon Ball feels with this brilliantly realised semi open-world game.

Relive the story of Goku in and go beyond the epic battles, experience life in the Dragon Ball Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku.

Written by Newcastle Live

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