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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

The Badloves
Lizotte’s Newcastle – Saturday 22 February

If you caught The Badloves at last year’s Live At The Foreshore festival, you’d know that these guys still know how to get the crowd moving with their slinky soulful grooves.

Expect yo hear such hits as Green Limousine, Lost, Caroline, Memphis and their interpretation of the Band classic The Weight.

Cooks & Bakers single launch
The Cambridge

Cooks & Bakers hit the Cambo to launch their new single Stay and will be joined by Kookshill, Mango A,venue, Alter Ego and Marmalade.

Lili Crane Single Launch
Stag and Hunter

Newcastle songwriter Lili Crane is launching her debut EP In My Head which features the gorgeous singles Don’t Take My Mask Off and Stay Forever

Lachlan X Morris
Grand Junction

Sonic adventurist Lachlan X Morris is back with new single Blood, Rhythm And Blues – a tale of corporate black magic, and being chased by religious door knockers.

The show will also be the first hit-out for new outfit Drugs In Sport

Conrad Sewell
Cambridge Hotel

Aussie via LA popster Conrad Sewell is heading to the Cambo after his massive slot at the recent Fire Fight Australia gig.

Conrad has played everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Coachella so you know he’ll put in a good one for Newy!

MOVIES

Parasite – MA15+

if you haven’t checked out this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner, what are you waiting for?

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

Call Of The Wild – PG

Harrison Ford stars in the story of Buck a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s.

EXPERIENCES

Newcastle Jets V Melbourne Victory – McDonald Jones Stadium

Get along to McDonald Jones Stadium to show your support for our Jets as they look to best Melbourne Victory after their 1-1 stalemate with Western Sydney last week.

Morpeth Ghost & Heritage Tour
Morpeth

Want to find out all about the spooky past of historic Morpeth?

Well this guided tour into the dark side of history should be right up your alley!

TV

Porco Rosso
Netflix

This 1992 Studio Ghibli flick is an absolute MUST for anime fans.

Based on the brilliant Age Of The Flying Boat manga, Porco Rosso tells the tale of an ex WWI fighter ace who now, after a curse turns him into an anthropomorphic pig, takes on sky pirates above the ocean

Written and directed by a master of the genre Hayao Miyazaki

End Of The Fu**ing World
Netflix

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.

This darkly-comic British series is based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman and Season Two has just hit the interwebs.

GAMING

Darksiders Genesis
PS4/Switch/Xbox

The popular franchise from THQ is back but this time around in top-down hack and slash mode.

The new direction recalls the likes of Diablo but that is in no way a criticism.

Play as both war and Strife as you wreak havoc on a slew of demon beasties

Dreams
PS4

Unleash your creativity in this unique PS4 title

Whether you want to create games, music, paintings, animation, sculpture, movies or anything in-between, Dreams is an extraordinary digital playground where pretty much anything is possible.

Written by Newcastle Live

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