The Shake Up Saturday and Sunday, 5.30pm to 8pm, Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way, Honeysuckle. A free live performance event with theatre, art, live music and food. Go to tantrum.org.au.
EcoSuburbia Fair Share Free Community Day 10am to 2pm, Laman Street and Newcastle Art Gallery Lawn. Celebrate the winter solstice with music, stalls, slow food, workshops, children's activities and more. Also, City Hall hosts multimedia event Aussie Street (2pm to 4pm) featuring David Holmgren, author of RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future.
Newcastle Unity in Diversity Festival 11am to 3pm, Gregson Park, Hamilton.Multicultural food and performances; a Welcome Walk organised by Refugee Action Network Newcastle; plus free family and children's activities.
Port Stephens Surf Festival 2019 Birubi and One Mile beaches. The 2019 NSW SUP State Titles (June 22 to 25) and the Australian Skin Cancer Clinics Longboard State Titles (June 20 to 22). The best SUP competitors surf for their position in the NSW team.
After Dark - Winter Solstice 5pm to 9pm, The Levee Shared Zone and Riverside Walk, Maitland. Fire performers, a range of food options, entertainment and the PRD Nationwide Hunter Valley fireworks display at 8.30pm.
Second City Food & Blues 6pm, 48 Watt Street, Newcastle. A celebration of the flavours and sounds of Chicago. Tickets at oztix.com.au.
Street Feast 4pm to 8pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East. Street food, live music and good vibes.
Beerhaus Kotara Grand Opening Saturday and Sunday, The Rooftop, Westfield Kotara. Games, entertainment, specials and more.
2019 Newcastle Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow.
Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival 2019 Daily throughout June. Various venues, details at winecountry.com.au.
Ice Hockey Newcastle Northstars vs Canberra Brave at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Warners Bay. Doors open 4.30pm, puck drops 5pm.
Pastries, Plants & Coffee 8am, Cornerhouse Cafe, 29 Union Street, Cooks Hill. Covered in Crumbs and Desert Sunday Co are joining forces.
Ice Hockey Newcastle Northstars vs Perth Thunder at Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Warners Bay. Doors open 3.30pm, puck drops 4pm.
Newcastle Annual Wedding Expo 10am to 3pm, NEX Newcastle.
Lake Singers - Music Changes the World 2pm, St Luke's Uniting Church, 6 Narla Street, Belmont North. Admission $20, includes afternoon tea.
Dark Side of the Schooner 11am, The Family Hotel Newcastle. Tickets $20.
The Lake Macquarie Classic Veterans Week of Golf 2019 Toronto Country Club, until June 28.
Star Club Equestrian Program Inc - Star Day 8am to 3pm, Emerald Park Equine, 200 Crooks Road, Mandalong. Equestrian opportunities for those with an intellectual disability. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 59th Stroud Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Competition is on Saturday, July 13, at Stroud Showground. Bricks will be tossed, rolling pins hurled and rubber chickens chucked as men, women and children compete for the title of Australia's biggest tosser. There will also be food and market stalls, activities and entertainment, a tug-o-war, post splitting and wood chopping, and a vintage vehicle display.
Swansea Quinn Park Markets Saturday, 8.30am to 1.30pm, Quinn Park, Swansea. A fundraiser for East Lake Macquarie Historical Society Inc.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
Anglican Parish of Windale Market Morning Saturday, 8am to noon, Windale Anglican Church, corner of Merrigum Street and Balemo Close, Windale.
Giant Charity Garage Sale Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Church 4 Life, 32 Sixth Street, Boolaroo.
Port Stephens Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Port Stephens Church of Christ, Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, Pokolbin.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Tomaree Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay road, Nelson Bay.
Adamstown Lions Club Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, cnr Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
Artisan Markets Sunday, 9am to 2.30pm, Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna.
The Creator Incubator Adornment, until June 30. A curated, multi-platform showcase of some of the Hunter's most innovative makers of wearable art with pop-up market stalls and a fashion parade.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Winter Solstice Sculpture Exhibition, until August 4.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Scenes of Everyday Life in Cessnock LGA, until June 30.
Timeless Textiles Nature's Abstraction, by Lois Evans, until July 7.
Curve Gallery Queer Vessels, by Joseph Johnson, Lezlie Tilley.
University Gallery Scattered, by Lolita Manukian; Figuratively Speaking, by Michelle Wellham, until July 6.
Art Systems Wickham Strangers In Paradise, by Shelagh Lummis, until June 24.
Watt Space Gallery Brain, a collaboration, until June 30.
The All Story, Wickham Southerns, until June 30.
Brough House Maitland Children's Clothing 1900 to 1950, until September 7.
Cooks Hill Galleries Andrew Bennett; The Figure Meets The Landscape.
Maitland Regional Museum Old Worlds - New Beginnings, The 70th Anniversary of Greta Migrant Camp, until June 23.
The Lock-Up I Love You Melissa, until July 21.
Studio Amsterdam Andrew Bennett, until June 21.
33 Scott St Galleries A Construct, by Dylan Smith.
Newcastle Art Gallery The sea calls me by name, by James Drinkwater, until August 11. The nature of abstraction, by Virginia Cuppaidge, until July 21. Art Cart: Saturday, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Casual Forces, by Lucas Davidson, ends Sunday. Between Nature & Sin, by David Griggs; Cubby House, by Alysha Fewster, until July 21. Operation Art; Charles Blackman: from the MRAG Collection, until August 11. My North, by Cutler Footway, until August 18. Also, Free Art Sunday.
Blackstone Gallery A Collection of Works by Patricia Van Lubeck, until June 24.
Lovett Gallery Streets of Our Town: Local Subdivision Plans 1880s-1950s, until July 20.
Local History Lounge - Newcastle Library Ten Years of Newcastle Productions: The art of Trevor Dickinson, until July 20.
SEEN@Swansea Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters, until July 21.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Large Modern Canvases; Quilting To Warm Your Home.
Hunter Wetlands Centre wetlands=birdlife, by Alison Ellis, until June 28.
Belmont Library Natural World, by Sharon Thomas, until August 11.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Formed and Fired: Imagination, 10 glass artists and 10 ceramic artists.
Newcastle Museum Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties, until June 30.
Cstudios Art Gallery Of Form and Shape, until June 29. Also, Gwendolin Lewis.
Blackstone Gallery Human characteristics translated into surrealistic landscapes, by Patricia Van Lubeck.
Fireshed Gallery Wollombi Entwined Weavers, until July 7.
A Property of the Clan Play by Nick Enright which looks at the conflicting responses of peer-groups to the murder of 14-year-old Leigh Leigh on Stockton Beach in 1989. Seated Ovation and Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday, at 2pm and 8pm.
Wait Until Dark A blind woman combats criminals; drama by Frederick Knott with many funny moments. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen's Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm, plus 2pm Sunday.
Woman in Mind A housewife, married to a boring man, tries to work out ways to get away from him; comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Valley Artists, at Laguna Hall, Great North Road, Laguna. Saturday at 7pm.
Strictly Ballroom: The Musical A champion ballroom dancer defies all the rules, follows his heart, and finds true love; musical by Australia's Baz Luhrmann. St Philip's Christian College, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday, at 2pm and 7pm.
The Shake-up In this year of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Newcastle earthquake Tantrum Youth Arts looks at learning from the past through theatre, art, live music and games performed at Newcastle Museum. Saturday and Sunday, at 5.30pm. Free show. Register your participation at tantrum.org.au.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Sunday, The New Cool.
48 Watt Street Saturday, Lloyd Spiegel.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Kristy James.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The V-Dubs.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Secret Society.
The Badger's Lair - Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, The Uplifting Bell Ends, Spruced Moose, Manalion, Blue Tide, The Fishing Fish, Hazel Dazel.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Nano. Sunday, Madelyn.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Troy Kemp.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Groove Pumps. Sunday, The V-Dubs.
Belmont 16s Saturday, The Jungle Kings, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Snape Trilogy.
Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Overload.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Nick Read.
The Bradford Saturday, Bliss Bomb, Fuelstar.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Mitch Fetch.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, CRAZE ft. Thieves, Eclipse, Seiren, Ben Suthern, Arbi Squad, Daniel Hallet, Dazed, Kysenberg, Junior, Zakary, Nighterror. Sunday, Hot Donnas (NZ), The Darrans, Diplazar, Clouder.
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Mak.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, John Larder.
Catho Pub Sunday, Screagle.
Central Leagues Club Saturday, Pete Hibbert.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Levymen.
Club Charlestown Saturday, The Radiators.
Club Kotara Saturday, The Lamplighters.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Bernie.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Latinova.
Customs House Sunday, ROX.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Matt Semmens.
Denman Hotel Saturday, The Hitpit.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, The DuoTones.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Hendo.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, State FX. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Max Jackson.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Tim Pringle.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Britney vs Christina vs Gwen - Drag Triple Tribute.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Cinema Friends, India & The Journey To The East.
Finnegans Saturday, Nino Brown.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Mark Wells Duo.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Gasolene.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, Jake Daulby.
George Tavern Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.
Grain Store Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Machine Machine, Kurilpa Reach.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, The New Cool Duo.
Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Big Night Out.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Incrypt, Chambers Of Insanity, Lethal Vendetta, Blackout To Oblivian. Sunday, Dress Up (USA), Coffin.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Jon Matthews, Mak. Sunday, Dreamcatchers.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Rumour.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Anyerin.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Tim Harding.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Loko.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.
Khartoum Hotel Sunday, Troy Kemp.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Slice N Dice.
Lake Macquarie Hotel Sunday, Mardy Leith.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Saturday, Kylie Jane.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Craig Thomson.
Lass O'Gowrie Saturday, Fukushima Death Fish, Old Mate.
Lizotte's Saturday, Don't Change - Ultimate INXS. Sunday, Van The Man - Van Morrison tribute.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Marissa. Sunday, Jerome.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Love That Hat.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, The After Party Duo.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Greg Bryce.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Zane Penn. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Duo. Sunday, Perry Carter.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Smokin Rosie.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Bad Paris, DJ Smashup. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Prahlad Little.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Wendy Matthews, Mardmax. Sunday, Jake Folbigg.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Emily Smith.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.
Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Tyler John.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Muto (DJ set). Sunday, Born Of Osiris (USA), Chelsea Grin (USA), Diamond Construct, The Wandering.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, John Larder, Jack Evans.
Oriental Hotel Sunday, Glovers Lane, Lili Crane.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Jackson Broadway. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Plough Inn Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren Duo.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, The Years, Wharf Life.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Anyerin.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Outerphase.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Layth Gunn.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Jamie Martens.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, TripleZero. Sunday, Nano.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, The Choirboys, Kellie Cain. Sunday, Ty Penshorn.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Kristo and King.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Mick Hart.
Star Hotel Saturday, Truman Trio.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Michael Wilks Duo. Sunday, Beau Hatch Band.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Club Remix.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Bernie. Sunday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Mark Lee.
Toronto Hotel Saturday, Last Resort. Sunday, Chris Saxby.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Amigos.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, All Access 80s.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Bryce, Heaney & Hazzard.
Wests NEX Saturday, Joy Duo.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae, Crimson Tide. Sunday, Aleyce Simmonds, Floyd Vincent and The Temple Dogs.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Beth Gleeson.
About Time (M) At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (Regal)
Aladdin (PG) A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Avengers: Endgame (M) After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity war, Thanos has wiped out half the life in the universe. With the help of the remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble to do what is necessary to undo the Mad Titan's deed.
Child's Play (MA) A mother gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Daffodils (CTC) A bittersweet love story told with beautiful re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (M) The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (MA) Super-assassin John Wick returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail.
Judy & Punch (CTC) In a peculiar and unforgiving town; gripped by a frenzy of witch hunts and hangings, the townspeople revel in the drama and brutality of the trials and executions, while Judy and Punch endeavour to use their show to escape, with their new baby, to loftier means.
Kursk (CTC) The true story of the K-141 Kursk, a Russian flagship nuclear-powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000.
Long Shot (M) Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly. (Regal)
Men in Black: International (M) The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Photograph (PG) A struggling street photographer in Mumbai, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develop a connection that transforms them in ways they could not expect.
Poms (PG) A woman moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents. (Lake Cinema & Regal)
Red Joan (M) The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.
Rocketman (M) The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.
Skin (R) A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.
Slam (MA) Ricky Nasser is a young Australian whose peaceful suburban life turns into hell when sister Ameena, a Slam poet; disappears without a trace.
Sometimes Always Never (PG) A detective fantasy / family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son. (Regal)
Swimming With Men (M) A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. (Regal)
The Biggest Little Farm (PG) When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavouring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind.
The Hustle (M) A remake of the 1988 comedy, 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels', in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a "loser leaves town" contest. (Lake Cinema)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG) Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.
The Third Wife (MA) May is a teenager who, through an arranged marriage, becomes the third wife of prosperous rural landowner Hung. She quickly comes of age, learning what she can about sex, the strict patriarchal hierarchy of her society and ultimately pins all her hopes on becoming the first of Hung's wives to bear him a son.
Tolkien (M) The film follows the formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Top End Wedding (M) Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia. (Lake Cinema)
Toy Story 4 (G) Woody and Buzz embark on a quest to find Woody's romantic interest, Bo Peep.
Wild Rose (M) A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (M) During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain.
Yuli (CTC) This true story follows UK Royal Ballet's first black dancer, Carlos Acosta, combining a loving account of his upbringing in his native Havana with glorious dance sequences that flesh out his life story.