Snowtime in the Garden Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley Gardens. Final weekend.
Lake Macquarie Family History Group 10am to 4pm, Marmong Point Community Hall, 31B George Street, Marmong Point. Guest speaker at 2pm is Heather Ling. Research assistance available from 10am.
Winery Running Festival Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley. Includes inaugural Moon Marathon on Saturday night. Details at wineryrun.com.
Boolaroo Orchid Society Orchid Show 8.30am to 2pm, Wallsend Village, corner Cowper and Kokera streets, Wallsend.
Osborn's Transport Scone Equestrian Vaulting Competition Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm, White Park Undercover, Arena 100, Guernsey Street, Scone. Free entry and parking.
The Port Stephens Hustle 8am to 3pm. A treasure hunt through the bays, forests, beaches and streets. Enter at urbanhustle.org.au
Free Face Painting 10am to 1pm, Stockland Jesmond (outside Big W).
Harrigan's Pokolbin "Re-Opening" Weekend Saturday and Sunday, live music, face painting, Hunter Valley Zoo petting zoo and more.
Pokemon Trading Card Day 11am to 1pm, Heroes and More, 89 Nelson Street, Wallsend.
NAIDOC Family Fun Day 10am to 2pm, TAFE Park, Darwin Street, Cessnock.
The Digital World of Photography 10am to 11am, Toronto Library. Join members from the Wangi Workers Camera Club for a Q and A discussion panel on all aspects of digital photography. Register online.
Feast Fest Twilight Food Market 4pm to 8pm, Blacksmiths Beach. $5 tasting plates, market stalls, live music, a Kids Zone and more.
Newcastle Salsa Pop-Up Party 7pm, Wallsend Pioneers Memorial Hall, 54 Cowper Street, Wallsend.
Reptile Show 11am, Wildlife Arena, Blackbutt Reserve. Cost $3 per person, tickets available at the kiosk.
Raise Love Charity Ball for Ronald McDonald House 6pm, NEX Newcastle.
Holiday Circus Fun 11am to 1pm, Maitland Riverside Plaza. Clowns for photos, balloon twisting, bubbles, face painting and more.
Dogs in the Park NSW 10am to 2pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point. Dog sport demonstrations and competitions plus dog-related market stalls.
After The Apology - Film Screening 2pm to 4.30pm, Wallsend Library. This documentary follows four Aboriginal grannies each facing their own battle to challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Free but bookings essential.
Christmas In July Noon to 5pm, The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle. Live music, children's activities and more.
Our Body Our Choice March Noon to 3pm, Civic Park, Newcastle.
Live Your Light - Mind Body & Soul Expo 10am to 5pm, Souths Merewether. Mediumship demonstrations, group healings, group meditations and motivational speakers.
SAVE THE DATE
The Newcastle Antiques and Collectables Fair returns to Newcastle Entertainment Centre, July 26 to 28. All time periods from Georgian Era to Retro, together with the finest antiques available in Australia.
Homegrown Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, The Station, corner Scott and Watt streets, Newcastle.
The Olive Tree Winter Market Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Art, design, street food, live music and more
Hunter Valley Gourmet Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, First Creek Wines, 600 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin.
Warners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, The Esplanade, Warners Bay.
Raymond Terrace Community Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Riverside Park, Hunter Street, Raymond Terrace.
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.
Tanilba Bay Markets Saturday, 9am to noon, Kooindah Plaza, President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay.
Mini Indoor Markets Saturday, 9am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Stockland Jesmond.
The Sunday Muster Artisan Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Mortels Sheepskin Factory, 1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton.
Toronto Lions Club Markets Sunday, 8.30am to 10.30am, Toronto Lions Park, Toronto.
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.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 10am to 3pm, Neil Carroll Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay.
Hunter Wetlands Centre Art Space Overwintering Revisited, by Hunter Sculptors Inc and Newcastle Printmakers, until July 26.
The All Story, Wickham The Changing Things, by Emma Kidd, until August 3.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Girthy, With Slim Edges, until August 11.
Watt Space Gallery Substrate, by University of NSW and University of Newcastle photography students, until August 10.
Raymond Terrace Library Worimi Wildflowers, by Pauline Coxon, until August 1.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Stories from Wonnarua, until October 13. 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.
Dungog Contemporary Two, by Amelia Vivash, Jo Katsiaris, Nathalie Duncan, Stephen Hobbs, Ken O'Regan, Phebe Parisia, Doodad & Fandango and Sarah Crawford, until September 1.
Readers Cafe and Larder Enchanted Places, by Helen Tolhurst, until July 27.
The Creator Incubator An Act of Restraint, by Braddon Snape, until July 25.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Winter Solstice Sculpture Exhibition, until August 4.
Timeless Textiles The Embroidered Thread: Interpretations from Australia and America, by Meredith Woolnough and Jennifer Cranshaw, until August 4.
Curve Gallery Queer Vessels, final days.
University Gallery Erasure, by Mazie Turner, Dan Nelson, Annemarie Murland, Katrina Holden, until August 24.
Art Systems Wickham Mythical Beasts, by Eric and Robyn Werkhoven; Eyeball Art, by Monique Werkhoven, until July 28.
Brough House Maitland Children's Clothing 1900 to 1950, until September 7.
The Lock-Up I Love You Melissa, until July 28.
Newcastle Art Gallery The sea calls me by name, by James Drinkwater, until August 11. The nature of abstraction, by Virginia Cuppaidge, ends Sunday.
Lovett Gallery Streets of Our Town: Local Subdivision Plans 1880s-1950s, ends Saturday.
Local History Lounge - Newcastle Library Ten Years of Newcastle Productions: The art of Trevor Dickinson, ends Saturday.
SEEN@Swansea Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters, ends Sunday.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Large Modern Canvases; Quilting To Warm Your Home, until July 30.
Belmont Library Natural World, by Sharon Thomas, until August 11.
Newcastle ArtSpace Secrets and Sanity, by Megan McCarthy.
Fireshed Gallery Wollombi TAOTOCS - The Artists of the Old Church Studio, until July 28.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Larger than Life, by Janet Graham, Catherine Kavanagh Di Gravio and Vanessa Turton, until July 28.
Newcastle Museum Earthquake | Then and now and Again - 30 Years, until October 27.
Cstudios Art Gallery Newcastle - Harbour to Shore, by Geoffrey Breen, until July 27.
The 101 Dalmatians (The Play) Adapted for the stage from Dodie Smith's children's novel. Young People's Theatre, at Young People's Theatre, Hamilton. 2pm and 7pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org; 4961 4895 (Saturday 9am to 1pm).
Christine Anu in Conversation and Song Lizotte's, Lambton. Saturday, dinner and show from 6pm; show only at 8.30pm. 4956 2066
Rock of Ages A small-town girl who wants to be a singer meets a big-city dreamer in a Los Angeles rock club. Hunter Drama, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm.
Circumference of a Squirrel Australian premiere of a heart-warming and darkly funny one-man show, by American playwright John Walch; performed by James Chapman. Knock and Run Theatre, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. stickytickets.com.au.
Dreamworks' Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr Adaptation of a film musical for young performers. Hunter Drama's Cessnock students, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm. 4993 4266.
The Female of the Species A murder has been committed. Who did it? The audience moves around trying to work that out. Dark Stories, at a Kotara venue (meeting place revealed after ticket purchase). Saturday and Sunday at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. darkstories.com.au/theatre
Snow White This updated version of the classic fairy tale by US children's playwright Marjorie Sokoloff has the Witch as the central character, showing her tragic childhood, how she was initially the fairest one of all, and her subsequent quest for revenge. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its venue. Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm, Sunday at 2pm. 4931 2800.
Stepping Out Light-hearted comedy by Richard Harris that has eight very different people learning to tap dance and making self-discoveries along the way. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm. 4952 4958.
5 Sawyers Saturday, Mitchell Charlie.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Matt McLaren Duo.
Argyle House Saturday, Jesabel & Keyes.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Way.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Siren.
Bar Beach Bowling Club Saturday, The Gudangs. Sunday, Graham Raisbeck, Corky and Will.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Nano. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Gen-X.
Beach Hotel Sunday, Misbehave.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Cruzers, Kazzie. Sunday, Norm Bakker.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Mardmax.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Paperboy.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Neil Diamond Inspirations.
The Bradford Saturday, Nirvana & Green Day Show.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Tim Harding.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, FIDLAR (USA), Pist Idiots (main room), Pisco, Jeremy Gibson (warehouse).
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, 24 Hours.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Lonesome & Ernest.
Catho Pub Sunday, Saving June.
Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Bad Paris. Sunday, Matt Semmens.
Central Leagues Club Sunday, Half Nelson.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Snape & Son Duo.
Club Charlestown Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Club Kotara Saturday, The Years.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Solid Gold Party.
Colliery Inn Saturday, Yianni. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Simon King.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Latinova.
Customs House Sunday, Nano.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Bobby C.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Paparazzi.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Finnian.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Saving June. Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Jim Overend.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, TK Vibez.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, The 3.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, M O O N, Belle Badi.
Finnegans Saturday, Savage.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Pam & Les Christmas in July.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, The Bad and The Ugly.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, Pete McCredie.
George Tavern Saturday, Jackson Broadway.
Grain Store Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, The Bushwackers.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Joel Oakhill Duo. Sunday, Jerome.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record Duo. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, From Love To Violence, Dedderz, Blackout To Oblivion. Sunday, Hunter Beasley, Jack Rayne, James Edge.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Hiss & Crackle Records Saturday, Bitchcraft.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Vogue. Sunday, CrocQ.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Counterpart.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Jesse Vee.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Melbourne Street.
Kahibah Sports Club Saturday, Shivoo.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullets. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Splendid Saturday.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Howard Shearman.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Michael Peter Duo.
Lizotte's Saturday, Christine Anu, Chloe Parker. Sunday, Daniel Thompson's Johnny Cash Live.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, CrocQ. Sunday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, The Smarts.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Full Throttle.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Felix Quinn Duo. Sunday, Matt Shepherd.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Phonic.
Merewether Surfhouse Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, All Access 80's. Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Murray's Brewery Saturday, Norm Bakker. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The Hitpit. Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Matt Semmens.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Ryan Daley.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Mark Lee.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Paula & Owen. Saturday, Rooney West.
Ocean View Hotel Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Hayden Johns.
Pedens Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Pelican RSL Club Saturday, Viper Creek.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo. Sunday, Jake Davey.
Plough Inn Saturday, Sami Cooke.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Sundays Record, Wharf Life.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Jarred Taylor.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Junior and Luana.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Murray Byfield.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Jake Daulby.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, State FX. Sunday, Michael Hawke.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, No Exit - The Angels Show, Nicko Duo. Sunday, Willy Doodrop.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, The Mansons, Fukushima, Fungas.
Star Hotel Saturday, Marissa vs Jacob.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Turn The Page.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, The Jungle Kings. Sunday, JT & The Vee.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Rock Duty.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Josh Drinkwater.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Chris Saxby.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Redline.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, Bobby C.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Beau Hatch Duo.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Chelsea Berman.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Leigh Warren.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.
Weston Workers Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Loko.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Mark Wells Duo.
Wests NEX Saturday, Paparazzi.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Yes Commissioner. Sunday, Tim Rossington, Carter & Mighty Rock.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Outerphase.
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. (Lake Cinema)
Apollo 11 (G) Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission-the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
Booksmart (MA) On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends suddenly realise that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.
Colette (M) Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. (Regal)
Crawl (MA) When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father. Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters.
Poms (PG) A woman moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents. (Regal)
Rocketman (M) The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. (Regal)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (M) Our friendly neighbourhood super hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
Stuber (MA) When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up a passenger, who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he's thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.
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 Lion King (PG) Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne, has plans of his own.
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. (Lake Cinema)
Top End Wedding (M) Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just 10 days to find Lauren's mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding. (Regal)
Toy Story 4 (G) Woody and Buzz embark on a quest to find Woody's romantic interest, Bo Peep.
White Christmas Singalong (PG) A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (Regal)
Yesterday (M) A struggling musician realises he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. (Lake Cinema)