Hawker Night Food Market 4pm to 9pm, Gregson Park, Hamilton. A night food market offering Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and Malaysian food, as well as music from an international DJ, a fire show and entertainment. Part of China Week 2018.
Street Feast 4pm to 8pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East (underneath the old carriage shed). Food trucks, entertainment.
Festival of Flowers Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin.
Arcadia Vale Public School 60th Anniversary 10am to 2pm, Glade Street, Arcadia Vale. Food and market stalls, rides, entertainment, a petting zoo and more.
2018 Living Smart Festival 8am to 2pm, Speers Point Park. Yoga classes, Craig Reucassel will talk about his War On Waste, workshops, tiny house exhibitions, a native plant giveaway, electric vehicle displays, Raid My Wardrobe pop-up fashion event, sustainable cooking demonstrations, Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market, urban farming workshops and more. Leave the car at home and catch the bus from Toronto and Croudace Bay, running from the Council Works Depot every 15 minutes.
Belair Public School 50th Anniversary Spring Fair 10am to 3pm, 34 Carolyn Street, Adamstown Heights. Rides and activities, market and food stalls, a BBQ, sideshow alley, student performances.
2018 Glencore Singleton Show 10am to 11pm, Singleton Showground. Horse events and showjumping, working dog trials, Australian Wife Carrying Titles, Heroes of the Outback show, rides, displays and more.
Harrison St Early Education’s Open Day 10am to 1pm, 4 Harrison Street, Cardiff.
World Peace Day 3pm, Islamic Centre of Newcastle, Dora Street, Newcastle. All welcome.
Karuah Public School Fete 10am to 3pm, 18 Bundabah Street, Karuah. Rides, market and food stalls, animals, emergency vehicles, pony rides and more.
Hunter Valley Arms Fair Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4.30pm, Maitland Federation Basketball Stadium. Clubs and organisations will be on hand to discuss membership and compliance issues.
Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride The 90km ride will start at Queens Wharf Hotel before heading to Hexham and finishing up at Jubilee Park in Dungog. Run by The Rotary Club of Newcastle.
The Glow Walk 3pm onwards, Nobbys Beach. A 2km walk or run along Nobbys breakwall to help support research into organ and tissue transplantation through the Hunter Medical Research Institute. Plus Trivia For Transplant at Nobbys Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
Streetfest 2018 8am to 3pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Show n Shine, vehicle displays and more.
Browse, Try and Take! 10am to 1pm, Alesco Senior College Hunter, 100 Laman Street, Newcastle. Free formal dresses, suits, shirts, shoes, bags and accessories for high school students.
Community Tiger Creation Day 10am, Shed 11 Creative, Hamilton North. Help to create a giant tiger for the Riverlights Festival at Maitland on October 13. All welcome.
Girls In Aviation Day 8.30am to 1pm, Cessnock Airport. An internationally trademarked day designed to connect, engage and inspire young girls (8 to 17) to explore the world of aviation and aerospace through hands-on activities, workshops and networking.
China Street Festival 10am to 3pm, Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Dragon and lion dancers, acrobatic performers, a rare performance by the Beijing Dance Academy, food and market stalls, live music and more. Part of China Week 2018.
2018 Newcastle Walking and Cycling Festival 10am to 4pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East. Discover rides and walks around Newcastle, live entertainment, children’s activities, food and coffee stalls and information booths. Also, the Tweed Vintage Ride along the Throsby Creek and Foreshore cycleways, 9am, Islington Park, Newcastle.
Hunter Valley Football Referees v Newcastle Football Referees Kick-off 10am, Stevenson Park, Mayfield.
Doubles For Drought 10am to 1pm, District Park, Broadmeadow. Topspin Tennis is holding a social doubles match-play event to help the Buy A Bale fundraiser. Cost: $20 per player or $35 per team.
St Brigids Raymond Terrace Spring Fair 10.30am to 2.30pm, Irrawang Street, Raymond Terrace. Rides, food and market stalls, entertainment.
Walking With Llamas 10am to 11.30am, Ben Ean Vineyard, Pokolbin. Enjoy a one-hour guided walk through the vineyard with a llama. Bookings at thellamacollective.com.au.
C3 Victory Spring Family Festival 10.30am to 1.30pm, Greyhound Racetrack, 104 Sandgate Road, Birmingham Gardens.
Lemon Jam Noon to 4pm, Henderson Park, Lemon Tree Passage. A free, all ages, monthly music event.
Ossie The Mossie Family Farmers Fundraiser 11am to 4.30pm, Hexham Bowling Club. Barefoot bowls, a sausage sizzle, children’s disco, live music.
Real NRL Grand Final Day 3.30pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Lakes United Seagulls vs South Newcastle Lions.
The Legend of Dunhuang promises to thrill Australian audiences with colourful pageantry, stunning choreography and an unforgettable tale of honour, love and hope. Hailed as “The Oriental Swan Lake”, it is an enthralling blend of Chinese classical dance and modern dance forms. See it at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre on October 2 and 3. Tickets are on sale now.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, corner Broke and Halls roads, Pokolbin.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Newcastle Flower Markets Saturday, 9.30am to noon, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Hunter Street Markets Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Adamstown Lions Markets Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Muse – The Arts Emporium’s annual studio exhibition Saturday and Sunday at St John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall, Lambton. View and buy quality affordable artwork by local artists. Admission is free.
Hunter Wine: A History Launch Event Saturday, Newcastle Museum. The official launch of Julie McIntyre and John Germov’s book. 10am to noon: Grape stomping and pressing with Inner City Winemakers. 1pm: Curator tour. 2pm: Official book launch. 3pm: Once-only film screening of Squeeze A Flower (1970).
Finite Gallery, Caves Beach Finite Gallery Junior Art Prize. Vote for your favourite for the People's Choice Award until September 30.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Look Twice, until September 24.
The Lock-Up Behave, by Penny Thwaite and Matthew Tome. 2pm Sunday: Jazz singer Nicky Crayson will join The Bug Man and the HiViz Crew as part of Behave’s closing event.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Peace, Place, Prizes & Pictures In Between. Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial; Nicola Bolton’s The Garden Palette, until October 21. Concerning Peace, various artists, until November 25. Finding Country, until February 17. Paul Partos, until October 14.
Newcastle Art Gallery The 1818 Project, by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Dale Collier, Karla Dickens, Fernando Do Campo, Lindy Lee, Yhonnie Scarce, Jacqui Stockdale, Shan Turner Carroll. Critics’ Choice: From The Collection; Kilgour Prize 2018, until October 21.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Yes Yes Yes Yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s; Moving Histories // Future Directions, ends Sunday.
Cooks Hill Galleries Art Buyers Group Exhibition, until September 24.
Art Systems Wickham Scavenger Crow, by Marika Osmotherly; The Nature of Things, by Shirley Cameron Roberts, until October 7.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Gallery Celebrate, until October 14.
Watt Space Gallery Peripheries: Research in architecture and the built environment; Exquisite Drawing Machine, by Timothy Burke, ends Sunday.
Gallery 139 WE, curated by Clare Weeks, until October 7.
Timeless Textiles Place – Stitched Masterpieces, by Cathy Jack Coupland, until September 30.
Port Stephens Community Art Centre Our Sunburnt Land; Dancing on the Red Wind, until September 25.
Circle Mirror Transformation Annie Baker’s poignant and amusing play follows the participation of four students and a teacher in a six-week drama class. Theatre on Brunker, in association with The Lowbrow Outfit. St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Saturday at 8pm.
Prize Fighter A young boxer who fled being a child soldier in his Congo homeland finds in Australia that his boxing skills are affected by memories of his past; moving and engrossing play by refugee Future D. Fidel. La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 6pm and 8.30pm.
Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s play about young lovers from rival fighting families shows its timelessness with a 1990s setting. Hunter Independent Theatre Company, at the WEA Creative Arts Space, Hamilton. Saturday, at 2pm and 7.30pm.
5 Sawyers Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Jerome Duo.
Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Under Construction choir.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.
Argenton Hotel Saturday, Deuce. Sunday, Junior & Luana.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly.
Bar Petite Saturday, Holly Mae.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, D-Love Duo. Sunday, Madelyn.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, D.Love.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Loko, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, The Moon Dogs Duo.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Kristy James.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Soundabout.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Mardmax Trio.
The Bradford Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.
Bulahdelah Bowling Club Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, CRAZE ft Yvng Jalapeno, Beastmode, Geo Crew. Sunday, Sundae Fundaze (glass house), NCL Party Club, Cult Shφtta, Lauren., Taki Local (warehouse).
Cardiff RSL Club Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Catho Pub Saturday, Daxton Monaghan. Sunday, The Years.
Caves Beachside Hotel Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Pete McCredie.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Big Bang.
Club Kotara Saturday, The Milestones.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Viper Creek, Kevin O'Hara.
Club Redhead Saturday, Busta Thong.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Damien.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Jason Paris.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, DJ Z4KLND, Matt Gaudry.
Customs House Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Hayden Johns.
D’Albora Marina Sunday, Jordan Fleming.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, City Beats.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Soul Deep – Jimmy Barnes & Cold Chisel tribute.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Anthony Lee.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Jackson Halliday.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Secret Society. Sunday, Trancemission.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys Duo.
Finnegans Saturday, Luke La Beat.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The King Shakey Band.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, The Way.
George Tavern Saturday, Dan Runchel Band.
Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Pow Wow.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Brendan Murphy, Stiletto. Sunday, Kristy James.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, The Snape Trilogy.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Vogue. Sunday, Phonic Duo.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Sundays Record Duo, Zac and Ben.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, The Trade-ins.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Wanted Dead Or Alive - The Bon Jovi Show.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Phonic.
Junction Hotel Saturday, Marissa.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullet.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Bernie.
Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Viagro.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Heaps Gay.
Lizotte’s Saturday, Van The Man. Sunday, Australian Dance and Talent Centre.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Emily Smith.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Gen-R-8. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Jade Holland Duo.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, The DuoTones.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, One World.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Love That Hat. Sunday, David McCredie.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Bob Allan.
Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Craig Thomson.
Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Pistol Pete.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Revamped.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Jason Bone.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Bobby C.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Love That Hat.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Adrienne.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Pelican RSL Saturday, The Newcastle Flyers.
Pippis At The Point Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Queens Arms Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Way.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, The Rumour Trio, Matt Semmens. Sunday, Hornet, Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Loose Bazooka.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Big Pete.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, V-Dubs.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, 2 To The Floor.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Daxton Monaghan.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Evergreen. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Shamrock Hotel Saturday, Brazillian Brothers Duo.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Madelyn, Poison Us Van Halen Show. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Steve Werren.
Small Ballroom Saturday, Clowns, Voiid, Smacked Youth, Stranger Than Friends.
South Newcastle Leagues Club Sunday, Sundays Record.
Speers Point Park Saturday, Max Jackson, Lauren Arms, Matt McLaren.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, The Dark Clouds, The Craw, The Med Heads.
Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, David McMaster.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Outerphase.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Nick Saxon.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Robbie Urquhart.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Mark Lee.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Overload.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, AC/DC tribute.
Westfield Kotara Saturday, Jessica Cain.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Anthology.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Rattle.
Wests NEX Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Grant Walmsley & Friends, The Years. Sunday, Mark Wood, Mark Wells Band.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jake Folbigg.
Wollombi Saturday, Wollombi Music Festival ft. Sex On Toast, Tijuana Cartel, Grizzlee Train, Kallidad, Z-Star Trinity, Thando & more.
A Simple Favour (M) A mummy blogger in a small town discovers her best friend has vanished.
Book Club (M) Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles Fifty Shades of Grey.
Christopher Robin (G) A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
Crazy Rich Asians (PG) Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year.
Johnny English Strikes Again (PG) After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.
Ladies In Black (PG) Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s.
Smallfoot (G) A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (PG) A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (PG) Lewis, an orphan, is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky old house.
The Nun (MA) A priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun.
The Predator (MA) The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species.
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