Anniversary Concert Sunday. The award-winning Hunter Singers choir celebrate their 25th anniversary with a special concert at the Newcastle Conservatorium's Harold Lobb Concert Hall. 2pm. Tickets $30 adults, $25 concession, $10 children.
Red Dress Run Saturday. Raise money for HIV/AIDS support service ACON by dressing in red for a 5km walk or run around Throsby Creek, meeting at Arnold Street, Carrington. 7.30am. Free, but bring money to buy a red ribbon. Register at parkrun.com/newy or 4945 6801.
Lemon Jam Sunday. A monthly music event on the Lemon Tree Passage waterfront featuring Newcastle duo Let Lose. Also has markets, kids activities, raffles and a playground. 10am to 4pm.
Scott Bevan Appearance Sunday. Join journalist and author Scott Bevan as he talks about his new book Bill: The Life Of William Dobell against the backdrop of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery's Dobell collection. 2pm to 4pm. $15 non-members, $10 members, including a glass of wine. First Street, Booragul. Bookings essential: 4965 8260.
Paws With Claus Saturday. Help raise money for the Hunter RSPCA by bringing your pooch pal to Dog Overboard, Adamstown, for a professional photo with Santa. From $7. 9am to 4pm. Bookings 4939 1555.
Music Fund-raiser Saturday. To raise funds for Musica Viva's Music in Schools program, singers will perform two pieces by Bach - accompanied by organ, orchestra, and solo performances on guitar and cello. 11.30am. Link Gallery, Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle. Tickets $20.
Italian Film Festival Saturday and Sunday. See a selection of Italian films, including The Mafia Only Kills In Summer, The Wonders, Roman Holiday and Scampia's Gold, at Newcastle's Tower Cinema as part of the Italian Film Festival. Afternoon and evening showings. Prices vary. 4926 2233.
World's Biggest Car Boot Sale Sunday. Food stalls, free entertainment and bargains galore are on show at the Hunter Stadium Car Park to once again raise money for Hunter Life Education. Healthy Harold and Big Dog will make appearances. 7.30am to 1pm. Turton Road, Broadmeadow. Entry via gold coin donation.
Comedy@ThePlayhouse Saturday. Chris Franklin, Luke Heggie, Alice Fraser and MC Gareth Wasik headline the year's final Ruffhouse Comedy show. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. 7.30pm. 4929 1977.
Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Jersey Lily Saturday. The famous detective, at writer Oscar Wilde's request, takes on the case of a blackmailed actress in this comedy-thriller. 2pm and 8pm. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Also runs Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm, until November 29. 4952 4958.
Art Systems Wickham Susana Enriquez: From Red To Mexican Pink, to November 30.
Back to Back Galleries Family Trees: Nicola Bolton, Ros Elkin and Eleanor Jane Robinson, to November 30.
Cooks Hill Galleries Susan Weaver: Elements, to December 1. Newcastle: A curated Exhibition, to December 1.
Cstudios Common ground: Artworks of the Flinders Ranges and Arkaroola, to November 30.
Hunter New England Health, Waratah Art for Waratah Exhibition: People and Places - Light & Shadow.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Your Collection: Today's Paper, to November 30. Stars of the Tokyo Stage, to November 30. CLICK: Schools in Focus, to November 30.
Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Library Anne Frank: A History For Today, to November 29.
Maitland Regional Gallery Ian Westacott: Inside/Outside - A Survey; Coal And Community: People And Place; 1233 ABC Portrait Prize; Madeleine Winch: States of Being; Barbara Hanrahan: Linocuts from the collection; Vicki Varvaressos: the story so far.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre Muswellbrook Local Art Awards: acrylics, oil on canvas, watercolours, printmaking, to December 18.
Newcastle Art Gallery Kilgour Prize, $50,000 prize for figurative and portrait painting, 19 finalists and winner on show, to January 25; Beards, Mos & Bros: a celebration of the hirsute in art, to January 25.
Timeless Textiles Judy Hooworth: Detour via the Silk Road, to December 12.
University Gallery A to B: Visual Communication Design Graduating Exhibition 2014, to November 22.
Adamstown Lions Sunday, 7am to noon. Corner of Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
East Maitland Market Day Saturday, 9am to 2pm. East Maitland Public School, William Street.
Handmade in the Hunter Saturday, 9am to 4pm. Kevin Sobels Wines, Broke Road, Pokolbin.
Lake Macquarie Farmers Saturday, 8am to 1pm. Speers Point Park.
Maitland Harvest Saturday, 8am to 1pm. Maitland Showground.
Newcastle Farmers Sunday, 8am to 1pm. Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow. Also Wednesday, 2.30pm to 9pm.
Swansea Markets Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm. Quinn Park, Galgabba Street, Swansea.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey. Sunday, DJ Tone.
The Albert, Tamworth Saturday, Tres Hombres.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Todd Stewart Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Brooke Harvey.
Bar 121 Saturday, The Years.
Bar Petite Saturday, Kenny Jewell. Sunday, Crocq.
Beachcomber Hotel Sunday, Bob Allan.
Belmont 16 Footers Saturday, The Cruisers. Sunday, Stephen R. Cheney.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Fusion.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Snape Bros.
The Brewery Saturday, Jack Dawson. Sunday, Howie And Alex.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Howard Shearman, Goons of Doom, Waxhead, Soy Division, The Cereal Picnic, Sean Kirkwood with De'May, Matthew Koutnik. Sunday, Katchafire. Wednesday, Nahko & The Medicine For People.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Munga, The Dogboob, Some Chick With A Uke.
Catho Pub Sunday, Viagro.
Central Hotel, Stroud Saturday, Ngariki.
Cessnock Rugby League Supporters Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.
Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Troy.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Colliery Inn Saturday, Pete Sneddon. Sunday, Music from 3 to 6.
Crown And Anchor Hotel Sunday, Jason Bone.
Customs House Hotel Saturday, Jon-T. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Brendan Watson.
The Depot On Beaumont Saturday, Tom Blake.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Flying Mare.
Finnegans Saturday, Resident DJs, Sugar.
George Tavern Saturday, Good Grief.
The Grain Store Saturday, Scotty Gelzinnis with Harry Gelzinnis. Sunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Milestones. Sunday, Lyn Bowtell And Friends.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Janey's Alibi. Sunday, Ty.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Live It Up Karaoke, Cause In Effect. Sunday, Postal, Kiri, Regresser, Summing.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Hire Hats. Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Hotel Premier Saturday, Bob Allan.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Matt Gaudry.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Grayson. Sunday, Sunday Republic.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Monster Guitars.
King Bill IV Maitland Saturday, Paul Storey.
Kurri Workers Club Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.
Lake Macquarie Tavern Saturday, Karaoke.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Cathy Cannon.
Lass O'Gowrie Saturday, Band In Texas, The Shadow League, Ben Leece.
Lizotte's Newcastle Saturday, Diesel. Wednesday, Josh Pyke.
Mark Hotel Saturday, Dan Beazley. Sunday, Love That Hat.
Mary Ellen Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Showtime Disco & Karaoke.
Metropolitan Hotel, Maitland Saturday, Roar Boar. Sunday, The Perpetrators.
Moonshadow Cruises, Nelson Bay Saturday, Darren.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, HP Duo.
Narrabri Golf Club Saturday, Ian Henry.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Twinsanity. Sunday, Ryan Daley.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Redsweat Solo.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Jack Daniels & Co Duo. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
The Pourhouse, Maitland Saturday, Shawn Lidster.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Bob Allan. Sunday, Steve Edmonds Band.
Prince Of Wales Saturday, Lauren Arms. Sunday, Hire Hats.
Railway Hotel, Cessnock Saturday, Tori M.
Regal Kurri Hotel Saturday, Defaced.
River Royal Inn Morpeth Saturday, Michael Mills.
Royal Inn Waratah Saturday, Pistol Pete.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Spank'n The Monkey.
Settlers Arms, West Gosford Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Seven Seas Hotel Carrington Saturday, Josh Callaway.
Shoal Bay Resort Saturday, Jamie Martens, Shivoo.
The Small Ballroom Saturday, One Vital Word, Mark My Words, Declaration, Hurt X Unit, Blind Sight.
Stag And Hunter Hotel Saturday, G. Nunan Band.
Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Kevin O'Hara.
Summerland Sporties Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, DJ Sonic. Sunday, Jake Folbigg.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Kelly Hope.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, James Blundell: Way Out West.
Alexander And The Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (PG) Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and things just get worse as his day progresses. Stars Jennifer Garner. (Glendale)
The Good Lie (M) Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with an employment agency counsellor forever changes all of their lives. Stars Reese Witherspoon.
The Dark Horse (M) A man searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities, finds purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children in his community. (Avoca, Glendale)
The Best Of Me (M) Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. A pair of former high school sweethearts (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
The Boxtrolls (PG) Beneath the charming cobblestone streets of Cheesebridge dwell the Boxtrolls, monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear.
Dora The Explorer In Wonderland (G) Dora and Boots enter a wonderland filled with fantastic creatures and exciting places to save their kitties, who are headed to the tea party with the cranky Queen of Hearts. (Hoyts)
The Drop (MA15+) Lonely Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) stumbles into the middle of a money laundering operation in New York City. Also stars the late James Gandolfini. (Tower)
Fury (MA15+) In April 1945, a battle-hardened army sergeant (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Gone Girl (M) On his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing. Soon, after pressure from police and the media, Nick is not as innocent as he first appeared.
Hector & The Search For Happiness (M) Hector (Simon Pegg), a psychiatrist, embarks on a global quest to discover the secret to true happiness. Based on the novel. Also stars Rosamund Pike. (Avoca)
The House Of Magic (G) A cheeky and loveable cat, Thunder, sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by a retired magician. (Hoyts; Scotty's)
The Hundred Foot Journey (PG) An Indian family move to France and open an eatery across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). (Regal)
The Hundred-Year-Old Man (M) Dynamite expert Allan Karlsson's life and the unlikely events following his escape from the old folk's home on his 100th birthday. (Regal)
Interstellar (M) A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine.
John Wick (MA15+) An ex-hitman (Keanu Reeves) comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters who took everything from him. (Majestic Singleton)
The Judge (M) Big city lawyer (Robert Downey jnr) returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. (Regal; Lake)
Let's Be Cops (MA15+) When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighbourhood sensations. Then they get caught in a real-life web of mobsters and dirty detectives.
Love, Rosie (M) Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were five, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another . . . or could they? Based on a best-selling book by Cecelia Ahern.
The Lunchbox (PG) A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. (Regal)
The Marriage Of Figaro A Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart's classic domestic comedy, a sequel to The Barber of Seville. (Avoca; Scotty's; Tower)
My Little Pony Equestria Girls 2 (G) Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Fluttershy face off in a Battle of the Bands at Canterlot High. (Glendale)
My Old Lady (M) When an American man (Kevin Kline) inherits an apartment in Paris, it comes with an unexpected resident (Maggie Smith).
Planes: Fire And Rescue (G) When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. (Hoyts; Majestic The Entrance)
Pride (M) A Welsh mining community struggling to make ends meet during the 1984 miners' strike finds a group of unlikely allies in gay and lesbian activists.
Still Life (M) Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, Ray Donovan) plays John May, a 44-year-old South London council employee whose job is to trace the next of kin of the unclaimed dead. A British drama with understated humour, John May believes that everyone whose file comes across his desk deserves a dignified exit. (Regal)
Surf Movie Festival See documentary film Swell Chasers, which follows surfers who seek out extreme waves around the world. (Avoca)\
Registrations are now open for Variety's Santa Fun Run, held at Honeysuckle on December 7. Cost $25 adult, $10 child, $50 family. varietysantafunrun.com.au.
Winners of family passes to The Magic Flute are Donna Murray, Adamstown, and Sarahann Collins, Jewells.
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