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What's On | March 2024




EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL SATURDAY 11 MAY

Sourdough Making Class at Historic Arnott Bakehouse. Join Stephen Arnott in his immersive and hands-on sourdough baking masterclass from the comfort of the historic Arnott Bakehouse. Ticket includes the class, lunch, a tour of the Bakehouse, plus a loaf of Morpeth Sourdough to take home! For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit www.historicarnottbakehouse.com.au


THURSDAY 28 MARCH

Oh Miriam! Live at Civic Theatre Newcastle. Join our national treasure, Miriam Margolyes, for her new stand-up comedy show, ‘Oh Miriam! Live’. Based on her recent book, the show is filled with her favourite anecdotes and explores new stories and life lessons that are more outrageous and entertaining than ever before. Join Miriam for an evening of more full of life and surprises as the actor herself. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au


EVERY FRIDAY UNTIL APRIL 12

Friday Night Foodies at MAP Mima. Enjoy the art and a local wine or beer with a

different food vendor each week. The event will deliver a series of curated events, delicious eats from a selection of gourmet food trucks on site, a bar stocking local beer and wine and cheeseboards from Harry and Lola’s. For more information, visit


 

PAST


FRIDAY 1 MARCH – SUNDAY 3 MARCH

The 2024 Newcastle Show at The Newcastle Showground. Bring the family along and join the fun at the annual Newcastle Show! This includes three days of competitions, animals, activations, educational displays, thrilling rides, show bags, food markets, and fun! Suitable for all ages, the show is the perfect weekend activity! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.newcastleshow.com.au


FRIDAY 1 MARCH – SUNDAY 10 MARCH

Superbloom at Harold Lobb Concert Hall. Join Australia’s world-class vocal ensemble

for an unforgettable night that celebrates both the resilience of the Australian desert and the creativity of the human spirit. Experience a musical Superbloom in a captivating journey inspired by nature’s miracles. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


FRIDAY 1 MARCH – SUNDAY 5 MAY

Lina Buck, ‘It Isn’t Always, Always’. Developed through the Multi Arts Pavilion, the mima Artists in Residency Program presents an exhibition that investigates the relationship we share with the landscape around us. The exhibit investigates the microcosm of the physical and psychological experience we have with our natural environment, captured through the memoirs of lived experience. For more information, visit www.nsw.gov.au


SATURDAY 2 MARCH

Josh Thomas, ‘Lets Tidy Up’ at Newcastle Civic Theatre. One of Australia's most loved comedians and TV stars, Josh Thomas returns to the stage to show us how he ‘tidies up’. However, it’s not just about tidying; there’s also gardening, gophers and a love story. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au


THURSDAY 7 MARCH

Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders at Mcdonald Jones Stadium. Newcastle Knights are kicking off round one of The Telstra Premiership 2024 National Rugby League competition with a home game! Join the action and support your local team in a fun environment. Food trucks will be open for your halftime cravings, along with entertainment and the option of a shuttle bus to get you home! For more information or to book tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.au


THURSDAY 7 MARCH

Bang On Live at Civic Theatre. Join the beloved Myf and Zan as they present their smash hit Double J podcast on stage. Listen to them talk about all things music, art, life, and stuff. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au


FRIDAY 8 MARCH – SUNDAY 24 MARCH

Print Run at Art Systems Wickham. Members of Newcastle Printmakers Workshop (NPW) are presenting PRINT RUN; the exhibition features original limited edition

art prints by 19 Hunter-based artists. The exhibition celebrates printmaking in many different forms. The diversity of the media and subject matter will offer audiences plenty to enjoy. For more information, visit www.art-systems-wickham.com


FRIDAY 8 MARCH

Sam Taunton – How To Tie a Tie at The Newcastle Comedy Club.

The Newcastle Comedy Club ensures you a night full of whole-belly laughs and good

times with Sam Taunton’s latest stand-up comedy show. Sam is one of the most talked

about comedians in the Australian comedy circuit right now. His captivating storytelling and witty punchlines have seen him become one of the most in-demand acts in the country. For more information or to book tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.au


FRIDAY 8 MARCH

Friday Night Feast at the Station. Friday Night Feast is a family-friendly street feast at Newcastle's most iconic city location,

The Station Newcastle. Presented by Hunter Events Group, the event provides a variety of street food and vendors ready to serve up some seriously delicious food, live music, kids' entertainment, and an exciting new drinks bar - it's bound to be a good time! For more info, visit www.fridaynightfeast.com.au


SATURDAY 9 MARCH

Newcastle Beer Fest at King Edward Park. Returning for its 8th year of chaos, Newcastle Beer Fest is back for its next round of sun, fun, and beers. The event will feature a

diverse selection of beverages from a range of independently owned Australian brewers, with a variety of delicious food vendors. Grab your picnic blanket, gather your friends, and get your tickets now! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.newcastlebeerfest.com.au


SATURDAY 9 MARCH

Freestyle Kings Live at Mcdonald Jones Stadium. Brace yourself for the greatest two-wheeled show of 2024! This adrenaline-pumping family fun event will take action sports to a new level never seen before. If you want to watch the best moto-x riders go sky-high and defy gravity, this is for you. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


MONDAY 11 MARCH – TUESDAY 12MARCH

Bartender Battle at Coal and Cedar. Newcastle’s beloved speakeasy bar Coal and Cedar is celebrating ten years of libation by putting on a night for all the beloved

hospitality workers! The night centres around a cocktail making competition – contestants roll the dice to determine their spirit, flavour, and style. No experience is required. Winner receives a prize valued at over $600! For more information, visit www.coalandcedar.com


THURSDAY 14 MARCH

Royel Otis ‘Pratt’s and Pain’ Tour at King Street Hotel. The freshly minted duo, Royel Otis, are heading across metro and regional cities to share the sounds of their latest album. The up-and-coming indie-pop duo will take the stage in Newcastle this month for a night of crisp guitar lines and enveloping melodies. This is not something you want to miss. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.frontiertouring.com


SATURDAY 16 MARCH

St Patrick’s Day at The Station. Join the fun this St Patrick’s Day and celebrate

the Irish culture at The Station. The menu includes Irish-inspired foods, Irish music and live Irish performers to build the festive atmosphere. The bars will also be stocked with numerous different Irish beverages for all to enjoy. For more information or to book tickets, visit the Facebook event page.

THURSDAY 21 MARCH

Le Carnivale at Bartholomews. Dinner and cabaret show, Le Carnivale at Bartholomew’s, is back! This is a journey into dreams of old and where burlesque beauties sparkle. The event is a sit-down dinner with the inclusion of a 2-hour show. It’s always a sell-out, and no show is like the next. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bartholomews.com.au


FRIDAY 22 MARCH

Jessica Mauboy at Newcastle Civic Theatre. Experience the heart of Australia with Jessica Mauboy's 'Yours Forever' Tour. The Australian Idol star presents us with a testament to her authenticity with her powerful vocals and amazing live band. Prepare to be blown away as we take a moment to reflect, offering a nostalgic exploration of Jessica’s past, present, and future. For more info or to buy tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au.


SATURDAY 23 MARCH

Avenue Q at The Playhouse. This timeless story is a parody of PBS’s Sesame Street. The hilarious musical combines puppets and humans to address humorous adult issues while highlighting the greatness of life. Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart that you just can’t miss. For more information or to book tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au

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