Justin Robards. Picture: Jonathan CarrollSATURDAYFill A Truck For Farmers 10am to 4pm, Speers Point Park. Go to the event’s Facebook page for further information. Live music, food and market stalls and entertainment.
2018 GreatNorthernProfessional Bull RidersNewcastle Invitational 7.30pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Doors open 6.30pm.
Maitland Aroma Festival Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Riverside Car Park, Maitland. Food and market stalls; cooking demonstrations; live music; Kids Cafeand more. Go tomaitlandaroma出售老域名.au for the full program of events.
2018 Mai-Wel Celebrity Comedy Debate 6pm, Maitland Town Hall.
Newcastle Music FestivalMusic Teachers’ Association of NSW Piano Scholarships: 10am to 1pm, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. Songs From The Front: 2.30pm to 4pm, Harold Lobb Concert Hall. Songs and words from World War I are performed by soprano Heather Price, baritone Chris Allan and pianist Erin Sweetman, with narration by Bronwyn Law. Music on a Plate at The Umbrian: African singer-songwriter Berias Masseque and a delicious two-course Italian lunch (event sold out). Unsent Love Letters, Tamara-Anna Cislowska in Concert: 7.30pm, Harold Lobb Concert Hall.
SUNDAYMiss Porter’s House1pm to 4pm, 434 King Street, Newcastle. The historic house will celebrate National Family History Month with a special exhibition called The Ephemera of Family History. Admission: $8 adults, $20 family, $6 pensioners and children five years and over. Free to National Trust Members and children under five.
Newcastle Music FestivalFestival Choir in Concert: 2.30pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Singers from all over Newcastle and the Hunter region, with soloists Elena Xanthoudakis, Brad Cooper and Chris Allan, Christ Church Camerata and Newcastle Strings.
Inner City Winemakers Urban Mess SpanishLunch Noon to 4pm, Merewether Surf Life Saving Club.No bookings.
Newcastle All Japanese Car and Motorbike Show 2018 8am to 2.30pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.
2018 Wallsend Winter Fair Kicks off witha grand parade at 9am along Nelson Street.More than 150 business, food and marketstalls; amusement rides; live music and entertainment.
Pepper Tree Pooch Picnic 10.30am to 2.30pm, Pepper Tree Wines, Halls Road, Pokolbin. Pet pampering stalls; competitions; demonstrations; food and wine. A fundraiser for Dog Rescue Newcastle. Bring your own rugs and chairs. Dogs must be on leads at all times.
Hunter Wedding Expo 10am to 2pm, Showground Exhibition Centre, Broadmeadow.
Alternative City to Surf 10.30am to 12.30pm, Laguna Cricket Ground. Register 10:30am for 11am start.A 14km walk, run, jog –rest when you like. Followed by BYO picnic.
Newcastle Retirement Village Expo 10am to 3pm, Souths Merewether. Admission free.
Hunter Vintage & Retro Cut A Rug Workshop 10am to 3pm, West Wallsend Workers Club. Rockabilly dance workshop for beginners and intermediate. Email [email protected]出售老域名 or phone/SMS 0416 173 646 for tickets.
SAVE THE DATEAwabakal Wildflower Walk10am to noon, meet at the end of Ocean Street,Dudley.Join native plant specialists and explore Dudley Bluff. Wearsturdy footwear, a hat, long sleeves, long pants, sunscreen, insect repellant and bring a water bottle.
MARKETSSubject to cancellation at late notice due to weather conditions
Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar Pop-Up Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, The Levee, Maitland.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park.
Market2Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Rowlands Park, The Junction.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.
Hunter Wine Country MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive,Pokolbin.
Newcastle Flower MarketsSaturday, 9.30am to noon, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Hunter Street MarketsSaturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Adamstown LionsMarketsSunday, 7am to 1pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Dalwood Estate Markets Sunday, 8am to 3pm, Dalwood Estate, 700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood.
Wollombi Village Markets Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Wollombi Village, Wollombi.
ARTS & CULTUREWollombi Indigenous Colonial Village Fair Sunday, 10am, The Little Yengo Room at Wollombi Cultural Centre.Aboriginal art; traditional smoking ceremony; song and dance; artist talk by Saretta Fielding.
Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryYes Yes Yes Yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s;Moving Histories // Future Directions. Until September 23. Plus, Soul Food –The Butterfly Effect on Sunday, 10.30am to noon.
Maitland Region Society of Artists Annual Art Exhibition Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, St James Anglican Church Hall, 19 Tank Street,Morpeth. Entry fee $10 includes drinks and finger food. More than 200 quality paintings and sculptures will be on sale.
The Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe The Maitland Embroiderers Display: Prelude to Romance; The Strands That Bind Us. Until August 19.
Maitland Regional Art GalleryLuminous Maitland; Stuart Scott –Faces of Maitland from the Mrag Collection. Ends Sunday.Wendy Sharpe –Secrets. Until August 19; All That Glitters. Until September 2.Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial;Nicola Bolton’s The Garden Palette. Until October 21.
The Lock UpThe Ghosts of Nothing: In Memory of Johnny B. Goode. Until August 19.
Lovett GalleryThe Children’s Library. Until August 25.
University of Newcastle GalleryPainting the Song, from the Sims Dickson Collection. Until August 26.
Watt Space Gallery ReFrame: 2018 Student Art Prize.
Newcastle Art GalleryStain Me With The Intensity of Black, byPatricia Wilson-Adams. Until August 26.
Wollombi Cultural CentreHome in the Hunter, by Nancy Gray andAnthony Downes. Ends Sunday.
Cessnock Regional Art GalleryGathering Stories. Ends Sunday.
Gallery 139Abstracted, byAndrew Shillam, Judy Hill, Belinda Street, Frank Murri, Justin Lees, Ainslie Ivin-Smith. Ends Sunday.
Newcastle MuseumVoyage to the Deep,about undersea exploration and adventure. Until October 21. Shadows of Sacrifice,Newcastle’s Great War 1914 to 1918. Until December 16.
Art Systems WickhamFamiliar Sting, by Josh McGregor. Ends Sunday.
Timeless Textiles SeedArtLab: Seed Language, by Sophie Munns.
Hunter Galleries at Dalwood EstateModern and traditional, with a common theme of country landscapes and native fauna. Until August 31.
Port Stephens Community Art CentreMarine & Industrial Art. Until August 14.
Live Art –A GeneticMash Up With Carla EdwardsSaturday, 10am to noon, Belmont Library. Final week.
THEATREab [intra]The title is Latin for “within”, by Sydney Dance Company choreographer Rafael Bonachela and the dancers. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.
Clerkships: I Know What You Did Last Summer The 2018 Newcastle University Law Revue looks amusingly at student issues. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle, Saturday at 7.30pm.
CondabaloozaFundraising show for the City of Newcastle Drama Awards. Gallipoli Legion Club, Hamilton. Saturday at 7pm.
PinocchioEngaging musical adaptation by Novocastrians William Ford and Glenda Price of Carlo Collodi’s novel. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. 2pm Saturday matinees until August 18, 7pm Saturday show on August 18, and 2pm Sunday shows until August 12.
Stand and Deliver: Comedy Showcase with Mandy NolanRoyal Exchange, Newcastle, on Sunday, at 7pm.
MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday,Devultra.Sunday, Alias Duo.
48 Watt Street Saturday, Jerome.
Adamstown Uniting ChurchSunday,The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra with Rachel Hamilton.
Anchorage Port StephensSunday, James Naldo.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, The Way.
Australia Hotel CessnockSaturday, Andy Abra Duo.
Bar PetiteSaturday, Truman Smith.
Battlesticks BarSaturday, Jade Lee Wright.Sunday, Codi Kaye.
Belmont 16s Saturday,The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli & TheFour Seasons show ft.The Robertson Bros,Emily Smith, The Years.Sunday, Klassic Blak.
Belmont Hotel Sunday,Ashley Knight.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Anyerin Trio.
Beresfield Bowling ClubSaturday, Shooting Molly.
Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Hornet.
The BradfordSaturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Cambridge HotelSaturday, The Preatures, Ali Barter.
Catho PubSaturday, Murray Byfield.Sunday, Kristy James.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Ryan Daley.
Central HotelStroudSaturday, Romney Watts.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Joy Duo.
Christ Church CathedralSunday, Newcastle Music Festival Choir.
Club LemonTree Saturday, Kellie Cain.
Colliery InnSunday, Roxy.
Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, No Control.
Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Viagro.
Croatian Wickham Sports ClubSunday, Electric Boogie.
Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, DJ Timmy Coffey,Matt Semmens.
Customs HouseSaturday, DJ Angelo.Sunday,Mardy Leith.
Cypress LakesSaturday,Pete Hibbert.
D’Albora MarinaSunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Denman HotelSunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, City Beats.
East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Finnian Johnson.
East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, Whiskey Business.Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Edgeworth Bowling ClubSunday, Russell Snape.
Edgeworth TavernSaturday, The Bad and The Ugly.
Exchange HotelSaturday, V-Dubs.Sunday, The Years.
Family Hotel MaitlandSaturday, Counterpart.
FinnegansSaturday, Noisy Boy & Kidd Kaos.
Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday,King Shakey.
Gateshead TavernSunday, 2 To The Floor.
George TavernSaturday, Dos Eager.
Grain StoreSunday, JJ King.
Gunyah HotelSaturday, Project X. Sunday, The V Dubs.
Hamilton Station HotelSaturday,Chambers of Insanity, From Love To Violence, TensionsArise, Billabong Of Blood.Sunday,Jack Biilmann.
Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, Jason Paris, State FX. Sunday, Chris Saxby.
Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday,Rendezvous Duo.Sunday,Backbeat Duo.
Honeysuckle HotelSaturday, Hummingbirds.Sunday, Oz Icons.
Hotel DelanySaturday, Prestige Inc.
Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, Troy Kemp.
Jewells TavernSaturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Kent HotelSaturday, Jade Holland Band. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.
King Street HotelSaturday, Bombs Away.
Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Murray Byfield.
Lass O’GowrieSaturday,Cooks & Bakers,Fight The Sun,Stranger Than Friends.Sunday,Stained Glass.
Lizotte’sSaturday, Jeff Lang. Sunday, Katy Steele.
Lochinvar HotelSaturday, Karen O’Shea.
Lucky HotelSaturday, Brown Bear & Hooves. Sunday, CrocQ.
Mary Ellen HotelSaturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Max Jackson.
Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Scully. Sunday, Damien.
Mavericks On DarbySaturday, Kristy James Duo.
Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, The Leadbellies.
Metropolitan Hotel MaitlandSunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersSaturday,Alias.Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Morisset Country ClubSunday, Craig Thommo.Sunday, Junior and Luana.
Murray’s BrewerySunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Anthony Lee.
Neath HotelSaturday, Jason Ray.
Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday,Cruzers. Sunday, Emily Smith.
Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday, Bobby C.
Newcastle ConservatoriumSaturday,Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Piano Scholarships (morning),Berias Masseque, Songs From The Front ft. Christopher Allan, Heather Price, Erin Sweetman (afternoon),Tamara-Anna Cislowska (evening).
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Anyerin.
Northern Star HotelSaturday, Bel Woods.
Pedens CessnockSaturday, Revampt.
Pelican RSLSaturday, Stilletto.
Pippis At The PointSaturday, Bonny Rai. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Premier HotelSaturday, Big Night Out.Sunday, Rocket.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Aqwa.
Queens Wharf HotelSaturday, Zac & George Trio,Matt McLaren.Sunday, Love That Hat.
Railway Hotel CessnockSunday, The Tantrums.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Zane Penn.
Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, Loko.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, The Way.
Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, David McCredie.
Rutherford HotelSaturday, John Larder.
Seabreeze HotelSunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Shenanigans at the ImperialSaturday, 2GoodReasons.
Shoal Bay Country ClubSaturday,Brien McVernon,Never Ending 80s.Sunday,Danny & Jake.
Shortland HotelSaturday, Mike Vee.
Small BallroomSaturday,Drunk Mums,VanillaGorilla,LadyPetrol,SurfTrash.
Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday, Solid Gold Party Night.
Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, Black Rabbit George. Sunday, Passport To Airlie heat 1.
Station HotelKurri KurriSaturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.
Stockton Bowling ClubSaturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Jim Overend.
Stockton RSLClubSaturday, Nite Train.
Swansea HotelSaturday, Mardmax.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, The Hitpit.
Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Sami Cooke.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday,Kevin O’Hara.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Brendan Murphy.
Toronto DiggersSaturday, 40 Up Club.
Toronto HotelSaturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Scully.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Rocket.
Town Hall HotelSaturday, Jayde Corner.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth.Sunday, Tim Broadway.
Wangi HotelSaturday, Chris Unicomb.
Wangi Wangi RSLClubSunday, DJ Cotton Sax & Strings.
Warners At The BaySaturday, Something From Nothing Foo Fighters tribute.
Warners Bay HotelSaturday, Mental As Anything.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Kazzie.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Anthology.
Wests New LambtonSaturday,The Smarts. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wests NEXSaturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
Wickham Park HotelSaturday, Chikarma, Cornstalk.Sunday, Greg Bryce,Morning Glory.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Megan Core.
MOVIESAnt-Man and The Wasp(PG)As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission.
Beirut(MA)Caught in the crossfireof civil war, CIA operatives must send a former USdiplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend. (Tower)
Crooked House(PG)In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. (Lake Cinema)
Edie(M)Edie, 83, leaves her life behind and embarks on an adventure climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. (Regal)
Funny Cow(MA)A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to rise up through the comedy circuit by playing Northern England’s working men’s clubs. (Tower)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom(M) It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. (Event, Glendale)
Living Universe(G)Saturday, 4pm, Tower Cinemas Newcastle.An Australian feature documentary tackling the momentous question: are we alone? Narrated by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again(PG)In this sequel to Mamma Mia! Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant.
Mission Impossible –Fallout(M)Ethan Hunt and his IMF team are in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Ocean’s 8(PG)Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. (Regal)
On Chesil Beach(M)A powerful, insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing, bound by the social mores of another era centres on Florence and Edward, a young couple in their early 20s.
Salvador Dali – The Quest for Immortality(E)An exhaustive journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. (Tower)
Show Dogs(PG)A police dog is ordered to go undercover at a dog show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
Tea With The Dames(M)Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. (Regal)
That Good Night(M) Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his 70s and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his sonand, secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his wife. (Regal)
The Bookshop(PG)England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. (Lake Cinema)
The Breaker Upperers(M)Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.
The Equalizer 2(MA)A sequel to the the 2014 film based on the TV series about a retired agent who’s a hired gun for vengeance.
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society(M)A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. (Tower)
Incredibles 2(PG)Bob Parr is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen is out saving the world.
The Spy Who Dumped Me(MA)A pair of friends embark on an espionage adventure after one of them finds out her ex is a spy.
The Wife(M) A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
This Beautiful Fantastic(PG)A young woman who dreams of being a children’s author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower. (Regal)
Whitney(M)Houston’s life is told through the original studio recordings of her greatest hits and footage from herestate’s archives. (Tower)