By The C Festival 1.30pm to 9.30pm, Newcastle Foreshore, Newcastle. Re-live some of the best rock music of the ’70s and ’80s in Icehouse, The Church, Sunnyboys, Mental As Anything and Do Re Me.
Hunter Valley Wrestling 7-10pm, Club Maitland City. The fifth annual Hunter Valley Rumble features 30 wrestlers doing battle in the one ring.
Motor racing 6.30pm, Loxford Park Speedway, Kurri Kurri. The Garry Treloar Roll The Dice will showcase the hottest sidecar action in the Hunter.
National Music Academy Open Day 10am to 5pm, 461 King Street, Newcastle. Come and try out a free trial lesson with industry teachers and mentors and sit in on workshops and info sessions.
Newcastle Coastal Nature Trail 9am to 12pm, Newcastle. Take a guided walk along iconic Bathers Way. Stop, discover and hear from experts about endangered grasslands and migratory birds and stories of our local Indigenous culture.
Newcastle Pro Wrestling #75 7.30pm, Charlestown Bowling Club. Pro wrestling returns with Mat Rogers to face Jackson Kelly for the heavyweight title inside a steel cage.
Rail Motor Society Paterson Open Day 10am to 2.30pm, Webbers Creek Road, Paterson. Take a guided tour through the depot of heritage trains and museum. Entry is a gold coin donation.
Come and Try Mountain Biking 9am to 3pm, Awaba Mountain Bike Park, Awaba. Hunter Mountain Bike Association will have members on hand to work with kids, beginners, riders with a disability and intermediate level riders.
Introductory Beekeeping Workshop 10am, Heritage Gardens Nursery, Ashtonfield. A hands-on workshop designed for people interested in backyard beekeeping with little or no experience. Cost $180.
Summer Sessions Spin Jam 4-9pm, King Edward Park, Newcastle. For all ages and skill levels, learn or share your skills in creative and performing arts.
Swim With The Stars 9am to 5pm, Speers Point Swim Centre. Improve your skills and techniques with Olympic silver medalist James Magnussen, Commonwealth Games backstroke silver medalist, Bradley Woodward, and breaststroke bronze medalist, Matt Wilson, at this all-day clinic. Cost $150 per child.
SAVE THE DATE
Surfest has long attracted some of the biggest names in surfing like Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons and Joel Parkinson.
Now the annual board-riding showcase has lured some of biggest names in Australian indie music for The Drop festival at King Edward Park on March 16. The line-up includes Angus and Julia Stone, Ball Park Music, Client Liaison, Hockey Dad and Alex The Astronaut.
The final of the Surfest men’s and women’s pro events will be held the following day, March 17, at Merewether Beach.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Neil Carroll Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Lions Club Of Toronto Markets Sunday, 7.30am to 12.30pm, The Boulevarde and Victory Parade, Toronto Foreshore.
Sunday Markets at The Junction Sunday, Rowlands Park, Glebe Road, The Junction.
Raymond Terrace Community Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace.
Tanilba Bay Markets Saturday, 9am to 12pm, Kooindah Plaza, Tanilba Bay.
CStudios Art Gallery A Gathering of Creatives, until January 19.
The Lock Up Argo Pacifico, by Jen Denzin and Oliver Harlan, until January 27.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Textures of Desire, by Rosemary Valadon; Finding Country; American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life & Times, until February 17. Staging Love, by Jumaadi, until March 24.
Newcastle Art Gallery Olsen Ormandy: A Creative Force, until February 17.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery OBSESSED: Compelled to Make; Headquarters; Newcastle School: Making It!, until February 3.
Timeless Textiles Black and White: NCEATA, ends Sunday.
Lovett Gallery Home Dignity Justice, until January 25; Amnesty International Write for Rights.
Wallsend Library Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition, until January 28.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Ocean Blues; Kathi Oastler; Children’s World.
Dinosaur Imposters Exhibition SEEN@Swansea, The Swansea Centre.
The Verandah Restaurant, Calais Estate Acquiescence, by Virginia Harding.
Finite Gallery, Caves Beach Patchwork 2 exhibition of mini collectable art extended January 28. School holiday workshops: details at finitegallery.com.
Quartet Comedy by Ronald Harwood looking at the relationships of four retired opera singers – two males, two females - living in the same retirement home. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Urby. Sunday, Marissa +1.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Joy Duo. Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.
Argenton Hotel Saturday, Dream Catchers. Sunday, DLove Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The 3.
Bar Petite Sunday, Coconut Trio.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Madelyn. Sunday, Holly Mae.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Cruzers, Dave Carter. Sunday, Klassic Blak.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Project X.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, 24 Hours.
Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Bliss Bomb.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Greg Sherar. Sunday, Jacinta.
The Bradford Saturday, Troy Kemp. Sunday, David McCredie.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Gina Balenzano.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, In Hearts Wake, Alpha Wolf, Drown This City (main room), Arcades and Lions, Southern End, Cooks & Bakers, GEL (warehouse). Sunday, The Beautiful Girls, Bobby Alu (main room), Royal Chant, Diplazar, Whispering Jackie.
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Gen-R-8.
Catho Pub Saturday, Romney Watts. Sunday, Club Esky.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Matt Semmens.
Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Chris Saxby.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Club Kotara Saturday, Dan Newberry.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Deb Sinclair. Sunday, Anthony Lee.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Simon King.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth, DJ Alessandro.
Customs House Sunday, Anyerin.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Megan Core.
D'Albora Marina Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Jamie Martens.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Vivian.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, John Noble.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Cover 2 Cover.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Vogue.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, Zac and Ben.
Finnegans Saturday, G Wizard.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Paparazzi.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Altered State.
George Tavern Saturday, Todd Schmoo.
Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Magpie Diaries.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Paperboy. Sunday, Code Red.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Sleepeaser, India & the Journey to the East, Not Good, Not Bad, Alter Ego. Sunday, Donnarumma, Kookshill, GEL.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Roxy, Misbehave. Sunday, The Knott Family Band.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Paparazzi.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Arcane Duo.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Lithium.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Dan Granero Band.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Mashd N Kutcher.
Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Lake Macquarie Tavern Saturday, Tom Christie.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Craig Thommo.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, DLove Duo.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Rad Beligion, No Reason, Post Truth, Hauntus. Sunday, Chicks with Picks.
Lizotte’s Saturday, Victor Valdes Mariachi Band. Sunday, Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Adrianna Mac. Sunday, Sunday Republic.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, MardMax Trio.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Sami Cooke.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Brindle Pigs.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Viper Creek Band.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Romney Watts.
Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Nano.
Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Anyerin Trio. Sunday, Dave Carter.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Pete Hibbert.
Newcastle Foreshore Saturday, By The C ft. Icehouse, The Church, The Sunnyboys, Do Re Mi, Mental As Anything.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Doorly (UK).
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Nano, Prahlad Little.
Oriental Hotel Saturday, William John Jr, Holiday Basement. Sunday, Adam Miller Trio.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Hayden Johns.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Duo. Sunday, Lauren Arms.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Huckleberry.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, The Gaudrys. Sunday, Phonic, Wharf Life.
Redhead Surf Living Club Sunday, Panic Duo.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Evergreen.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Jamie Martens Duo.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Under Scrutiny.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Justin Banks.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Jayde Corner.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Louis Burt, Jump. Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, The Rattlesnakes.
Star Hotel Saturday, Keys On King.
Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, Phil McKnight.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Dean Dee.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly. Sunday, Sami Cooke.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, CrocQ.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Ben Woodham. Sunday, Sarah Christine.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Creedence Show Plus Women Of Rock.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, GANGgajang, Jade Holland Band. Sunday, Driftwood.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Hendo.
The Station Sunday, LA Suffocated, Impatiens.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Redline.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Sunday, Mick Jones.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Katie N Feff. Sunday, Sunday Soul Sessions.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, Andrew G.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Leigh Warren.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, City Beats Duo.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Jungle Kings.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Phonic Trio.
Wests NEX Saturday, Iguana.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Greg Bryce Trio, Morning Glory. Sunday, Tim Rossington, Blues Exile.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye.
Aquaman (M) When Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he must step forward to lead his people.
Bohemian Rhapsody (M) A celebration of Queen, their music and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes to become one of the world’s best entertainers.
Bumblebee (M) On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee battle-scarred.
Glass (M) Following the conclusion of "Split", Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (G) The arrival of a female Night Fury turns Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless's lives upside in the third entry in the franchise.
Instant Family (PG) When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.
Ladies In Black (PG) A tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney. (Lake Cinema)
Lean On Pete (M) A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete. (Lake Cinema)
Mary Poppins Returns (G) In depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss.
Mary Queen Of Scots (MA) Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.
Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG) Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope (Silverman) travel to the internet in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
Storm Boy (M) Kingley recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.
The Children Act (M) As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle. (Lake Cinema)
The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana.