Big Book Giveaway 9.30am to 2pm, Wallsend Library, 30 Bunn Street, Wallsend. Free books and a sausage sizzle.
Mulletfest 2019 10am onwards, Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri Kurri. Proceeds go to the Mark Hughes Foundation.
Orica Team Challenge Saturday and Sunday, Stockton Beach. Part of Surfest 2019.
A Plus Contracting Hunter Valley Nines 8am to 8pm, Sylvester Real Estate Sportsground, Kurri Kurri. Face painting; food and drinks; bar facilities; $5 entry (children under 12 free).
Oakvale Wines 2019 Crush Party Grape picking, sorting and stomping followed by a banquet lunch in the vineyard, live music and Oakvale wine by the glass. Phone 4998 7088 for tickets. Also on March 3. 1596 Broke Road, Pokolbin.
Lake Macquarie BMX Come & Try Day Noon to 2pm, Mary Street, Argenton. All you need is a bike, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a helmet. Loan bikes available. All welcome.
Rockabilly Festival 4pm onwards, The Wickham Park Hotel, 61 Maitland Road, Islington. Live music and more.
Barefoot Bowls Fundraiser 4pm to 7pm, Carrington Bowling Club. Entry $10 per person; $25 per family. BBQ and raffle prizes. A fundraiser for Survivors R US.
Rise for Damian Trivia Fundraiser 5pm, Lake Macquarie Tavern. Damian Jobson, a father of two, was injured in a rugby league game two years ago, leaving him a quadriplegic.
Cult Vibrations Saturday and Sunday, The Lass O'Gowrie Hotel. Two days of live music and arts.
Saturday High Tea 12.30pm, Love Kitchen - Hunter Valley, 16 Pokolbin Mountains Road, Pokolbin.
Parkrun 8am, Walka Water Works, 55 Scobies Lane, Oakhampton. Free weekly 5km timed runs.
Newy Plant Pop-Up 9am to 3pm, The Fernery, Islington. Indoor and shade plants, succulents and cacti, pots and accessories for sale.
The Giant Umbrella To celebrate the launch of Netflix’s newest original series, The Umbrella Academy, a giant umbrella installation will be placed on Merewether Beach. Until February 26.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Hope Estate, Pokolbin.
LIT Stockton - A Surfest Community Event 4pm to 8pm, Griffith Park East, Stockton. Roving street performers, fire shows, street food, amusements, live performances, boutique market stalls (Sacred Tree Markets) and music.
Hyundai A-League Round 20 Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Gates open 4pm, kick off 5pm.
Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon 6.30am onwards, Queens Wharf area. Plus, the inaugural City of Newcastle & Oceania Triathlon Union ParaTriathlon.
Boat Bits Bonanza 10am to 3pm, Rathmines Park, Stilling Street, Rathmines. Buy or sell marine themed items. Also, children's activities plus food and drinks. Part of Lakefest 2019.
Newcastle Budgerigar Club – Young Bird Show & Sales 9.15am to noon, Wallsend Pioneer Hall, Cowper Street, Wallsend. Free admission.
Newcastle Fabric Destash 10am to 1pm, St Andrews Church Hall, 31 Church Street, Mayfield. All kinds of fabric for sale.
Newcastle Poetry Reading 4pm, The Fernery, 84 Fern Street, Islington. Hosted by Girls on Key.
Jesmond Football Club Show n Shine 2019 Gates open 7am, judging at 10am and trophy presentation at noon. Heaton Park, Jesmond. Entry fee: $10 per car with all money raised going to Jesmond Football Club.
Walking With Llamas 10am to 11am, Ben Ean Winery, 119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. Bookings essential by phoning 0488 230 808.
Maddies of Bolwarra High Tea 2pm to 4pm, 35 Paterson Road, Bolwarra. Cost: $45.
Men's Health Event 2pm to 4pm, The Blind Monk, Hamilton. Guest speaker from Grab Life By The Balls.
Street Eats Get Together 5pm to 8pm, Queens Wharf Morpeth, cnr Swan and Tank streets, Morpeth.
Empire's Last Stand 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. Say goodbye to the Empire Coffee Co team.
Travel Expo Newcastle 10am to 4pm, NEX at Wests City, 309 King Street, Newcastle West. Tickets at Eventbrite.
Newcastle Fire and Flow presents February Flow 4pm to 9pm, King Edward Park, Newcastle. Music jam session, DJs, face and body art, workshops and more.
SAVE THE DATE
The Newcastle Orienteering Club's Urban Foot Orienteering series (UFO) kicks off with a free "come and try it" session on March 6 for children aged five and above at Islington Park, from 5pm. For more information phone Margaret Peel on 0432 942 341 or visit newcastleorienteering.asn.au.
Giant Charity Garage Sale Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Church 4 Life, 32 Sixth Street, Boolaroo. All items $1 each; proceeds to charity.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.
Market Morning 8am to 11.30am, Windale Anglican Church, cnr Merrigum Street and Balemo Close, Windale.
Clarence Town Markets Saturday, 8am to noon, Cloarence Town Bowling, Sport and Recreation Club.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Port Stephens Market Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Port Stephens Church of Christ, Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash.
Tomaree Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay.
Markets at the Rectory Sunday, 10am to 2pm, 48 Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace.
Adamstown Lions Club Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, cnr Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Inc. Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington.
Edgeworth Tavern Markets & Fundraiser Day Sunday, 10am to 2pm, 739 Main Road Edgeworth, Edgeworth.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Staging Love, by Jumaadi, until March 24. The Poetry of Space, by Tim Winters, until April 28. Charles Blackman: from the MRAG Collection, until August 11. Maitland International Salon of Photography, until May 26. Saturday, 3pm to 5pm: Autumn opening program A Clear Focus: Lens, Landscape & Imagination, includes Bertie Blackman in conversation at 3.45pm and Tim Winters in conversation at 4.30pm. Sunday, 11am to 1pm: Artist Andrew Antoniou will be running a free workshop in his exhibition space - Props, Masks and Magic - for ages 16 years and up.
Newcastle Art Gallery Floribunda: from the collection, until April 28. Saturday and Sunday, Art Cart: free art-making activity for kids of all ages, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery First Class 18, until March 31. Saturday: Drop-in Drawing for Teens & Adults, 1pm to 2.30pm. Sunday: Art Space, 10.30am to noon, for young children and their families.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Summer in the Bay; Holiday Jewels, until March 14.
Waves SEEN@Swansea, The Swansea Centre, until March 31.
Art Systems Wickham Francis Celtlan, A Life & Legacy, ends Sunday.
Studio 21 Da-le! by Mark Wojcik. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm.
Newcastle Art Space Transfiguration, by Leeroy Chapman, until March 2.
Timeless Textiles Big Ink, by Fiona Duthie, until March 10.
The Lock Up Argo Internal Pressure, by Braddon Snape, until March 17.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Printed, by Eleanor Dean, Annie Corey, Holly Staniland, Megan McCarthy, Taylah Weiss, ends Sunday.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Sisterscapes, by Regina Law and Ulrike Hora, ends Sunday.
Watt Space Gallery Dandelion, by Josiah Cocking; Process and Reality, by Leeroy Chapman; Headlines of Future Past, by Scott Probst; Portraits of Ghosts, by Benjamin Crocker, until March 3.
The University Gallery Common Ground Pacific, by Greg Fuller, Jason Hicklin and Tracy Hill, until March 19.
The Creator Incubator Warhol - Bullet Karma. Saturday and Sunday, 6.45pm, tickets at stickytickets.com.au.
Museum of Clothing, Maitland 2018 HSC Students Design & Textile Work, until April 13.
Newcastle Museum Supernova Summer of Science; The Art of Problem Solving, end Sunday. Also, Fire and Earth; A Newcastle Story.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Z4KLND. Sunday, Jerome Duo.
Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Outerphase. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.
Argenton Hotel Saturday, City Beats Duo. Sunday, Alias Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Barracuda.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Fuelstar.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Madelyn. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Triple Zero.
Beach Hotel Saturday, The Black Sails. Sunday, Overload.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Joel Oakhill, The Jungle Kings. Sunday, 2 Left Feet.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, XYZ.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, Rave On.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Kelly Hope. Sunday, Justin Banks.
The Bradford Saturday, Viagro.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Mosquito Coast, Coloursound. Sunday, The Sea Gypsies.
Catho Pub Saturday, Justin Banks. Sunday, The Tantrums.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.
Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, AA80s.
Chelmsford Hotel Saturday, Mulletfest 2019.
Club Catalina Sunday, Jason Paris.
Club Kotara Saturday, Misbehave, Gen-R-8.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Wayne Dufty.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Ben Travis.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Russell Hull.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Duncan Woods, DJ Justeez.
Customs House Sunday, ROX, Get Jazzy.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Jessica Cain.
D’Albora Marina Sunday, Zane Penn.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Criag Thommo.
Doyalson RSL Saturday, Village Idiots, Abbalanche.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Phonic Duo.
Easts Leisure & Golf Club Sunday, Jim Overend.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Kristy J.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Bliss Bomb.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Fyre Festival Newcastle.
Finnegans Saturday, Lionette, Holly J.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Adrianna Mac.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Paparazzi.
George Tavern Saturday, Kaylens Rain Trio.
Grain Store Sunday, JJ King.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Mardmax.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Dream Catchers.
HarrigansSaturday, Michael Hawke, Usual Suspects. Sunday, The Levymen.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Levymen.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Rubbish Blokes, sleepeaser, Alter Ego, Mission: Banana.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Prestige Inc. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.
Hope Estate Saturday, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Hotel Cessnock Saturday, All In Good Fun Karaoke.
The Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, The Trade-Ins.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Smokin Rosie.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Giant Blues Band.
Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Darren.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Murray Byfield.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday-Sunday, Cult Vibrations.
Lizotte’s Saturday, Christine Anu.
Lucky Hotel Sunday, Sunday Republic Season 6.
Mary Ellen Saturday, Morning Glory.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, The V Dubs.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Emily Smith.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Ashley Knight. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Mex - Mayfield Ex Services Club Saturday, Early Daze.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Band, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Ashley Knight.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Junior and Luana.
Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, TK.
Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Pap & That.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The After Party Trio. Sunday, Jake Folbigg.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Hayden Johns.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Linda Marigliano.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Nano, Nick Saxby, Brent Murphy, Brendan Murphy.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Karen O’Shea.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Karen O’Shea.
Pelican RSL Club Sunday, Todd Schmoo.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Hi-Fi Days. Sunday, Matt McLaren, Sundays Record.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Zac & George Trio. Sunday, Hornet, Wharf Life.
Quill & Compass Sunday, Sunday Jazz Jam.
Royal Crown Hotel Sunday, Retro Reels: Pointbreak.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Project X.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Katie N Feff.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Jackson Halliday. Sunday, Romney Watts.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Jamie Martens.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Stiletto. Sunday, Jon Matthews.
Shed Akuna Bay Sunday, Stu Morrison.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Four To The Floor, Austin Mackay. Sunday, Knight Moves, Casey Bellamy.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.
Singleton Diggers Saturday, The Bee Gees Show.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, The Hitpit.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Matty T Wall. Sunday, The Bushwackers.
Star Hotel Saturday, Cal Miner Duo. Sunday, Jazz In The Lane.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, David MacMaster.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn Duo. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Kristo and King. Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, The 3. Sunday, Rubber Bullet.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Peter Stefanson. Sunday, Deborah Sinclair.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Chris Unicomb.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Tailgate Drive.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Amigos.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, You’re The Star Karaoke.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, Anyerin.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Got It Covered. Sunday, David McCredie.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, Nick Read.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Lies and Destruction – The Ultimate Guns N Rose Tribute.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Kristy J Duo.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.
Wests City – NEX Saturday, The Gleesons.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Big Bang.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Rockabilly Festival. Sunday, Greg Bryce Solo, Fish Fry.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jake Folbigg.
Hot Mikado Bright reworking, set in the 1940s, of the amusing classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta about a ruler’s son seeking a wife. Lindsay Street Players and Young People’s Theatre, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows). 4961 4895.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Bard’s amusing comedy, about humans and fairies fighting to establish their positions before marrying. Shakespeare in the Vines, presented by Essential Theatre, at Calais Estate, Pokolbin. Saturday, at 6pm. 4998 7654.
Showstoppers - Standing Ovation A lively mix of Broadway and London West End musical show numbers. Maitland Musical Society. Hawks Nest Community Centre, Saturday, at 7.30pm, and Sunday, at 1.30pm. 0434 799 343.
Strictly Murder A man with many secrets increasingly faces demands from his female partner and officials who are investigating him; drama by Brian Clemens. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm (final shows). 4931 2800.
Alita: Battle Angel (M) From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) comes an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognise, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realises that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
A Star Is Born (M) A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
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.
Ben Is Back (M) Ben Burns returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way.
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.
Cold Pursuit (MA 15+) Kehoe is a glitzy ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. The local police aren’t used to much action until the son of unassuming town snowplough driver, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), is murdered at the order of Viking (Tom Bateman), a flamboyant drug lord. Fueled by rage and armed with heavy machinery, Nels sets out to dismantle the cartel one man at a time.
Escape Room (M) A psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.
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.
Green Book (M) The story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially-charged south. (Lake Cinema)
Happy Death Day 2 U (M) Two years after the events of the first film, Tree Gelbman re-enters the time loop to determine why she was entered into it in the first place. She must also face a revenge-seeking Lori, who has been resurrected by the power of the time loop.
Hit and Run Squad (M) Eun Shi-Yeon (Kong Hyo-Jin) is a police lieutenant who is demoted to a hit-and-run investigation team from the regional investigation unit at the National Police Agency.
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. (Lake Cinema)
It’s The Law (M) In a Sicilian town plagued by countless problems provoked by a rampant dishonesty, the inhabitants elect a mayor which promises order and legality. But the truth is that the town is corrupted and dishonest beyond redemption.
Lords of Chaos (R18+) A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a violent outcome.
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 are 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.
Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (M) Down the rabbit hole for a night on the town, The Black-Haired Girl (Kana Hanazawa) meets new friends who show her an unexpected side of Kyoto’s nightlife.
On The Basis of Sex (M) The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a US Supreme Court Justice.
Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG) Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope travel to the internet in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush.
Stan & Ollie (PG) Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future.
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) In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
The Gandhi Murder (MA) A conspiracy theory period film based on true events, that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur.
The Old Man & The Gun (M) The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists.
The Mule (MA) A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.
Total Dhamaal (CTC) After Guddu and Jonny, small-time conmen, get double-crossed by their own colleague, Daddu starts a mad crazy adventure. The third instalment of the Dhamaal film series.
Vice (M) George W. Bush wins the 2000 election, but it’s Cheney who quietly takes charge, wielding his newfound power as vice president to reshape the country and the world – with lasting consequences. (Lake Cinema)
Vox Lux (CTC) Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) is a teenage music prodigy whose talent shines through during a memorial service when she sings a song that touches the hearts of the mourners. Guided by her sister (Stacy Martin) and a talent manager (Jude Law), Celeste becomes a new kind of celebrity.
What Men Want (M) A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.