Newcastle Roller Derby Pride Bout 6pm to 8pm, Newcastle Exhibition Centre, Broadmeadow. Fort Smashley vs Bogey Rollers. Adults $12; children (7+) $8; family (two adults, two kids) $35.
Inaugural Regional AFL NSW Pride Cup 10am to 4pm, Bill Elliot Oval, Maryland. Wallsend West Newcastle Swans vs Wyong Magpies. Kicking off Pride Week in the Newcastle Region and will become an annual event for Hunter Central Coast AFL.
Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens A month-long festival at venues in and around Port Stephens. Go to portstephens.org.au/loveseafood for details.
Lake Macquarie Family History Group 10am to 4pm, Marmong Point Community Hall, 31B George Street, Marmong Point. Guest speaker at 2pm is well-known local railway and hotel historian Ed Tonks whose photographic book Railways of Lake Macquarie will be featured. All welcome with free research assistance available from 10am.
Tea and Reformation Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 3.45pm, Maitland Gaol, 6-18 John Street, East Maitland. Join Maitland Gaol and Maitland High School at this special afternoon which explores stories of women incarcerated in Maitland Gaol, brought to life by drama students through multimedia and performance. Enjoy a cup of tea and sweets and listen to a short presentation about the rations and bartering commodities used by women, followed by a performance in Maitland Gaol Chapel written and performed by senior drama students of Maitland High School. Cost: $15.
Cranky Handle Rally Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 4pm, Richmond Vale Historic Railway, 262 Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale. Demonstrations of early farm machinery with a focus on old stationary engines and farm tractors. Entry costs $16 adults, $11 concession and $7.50 for children between the ages of five and 15. Full-sized and miniature train rides are included in the entry fee, and entry to the on-site mining museum.
Think Bollywood 7pm to 11.30pm, Marcellin Park Rugby Club, Glenarvan Road, Lorn. A Bollywood DJ; banquet by Ravi from Zaffran's Indian in Newcastle; dance performances; prizes. A fundraiser for The Umbrella Foundation Australia. For details phone Linda on 0402 816 061.
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Into Morpeth Saturday and Sunday. Your chance to win a $300 spending spree in Morpeth. To qualify, participants must find at least eight celebrities scattered among the shops in Morpeth. Celebrities are cardboard cutouts.
You, Me and the Wide Open Sky 3pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Australian choral music by Newcastle University Choir.
Street Food Social 3pm to 8pm, Robinson Reserve, corner Robinson and Fitzroy streets, Anna Bay. Food vendors, live music, a fire show from Hannah Indigo, jumping castle and bungee tramp.
NSW Health and Wellness Expo Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Beresfield Bowling Club, 208 Anderson Drive, Beresfield.
NRL Round 22 Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Gates open 10.45am; Flegg kcik-off 11.05am; CCC kick-off 12.50pm; NRL kick-off 3pm.
CAMS NSW Hillclimb Championship - Round 7 9am to 4pm, Ringwood Park, Italia Road. This year the event is being run on the long course for the first time as a championship event. A wide variety of vehicles will race.
Millfield Community Fair 9am to 2pm, Millfield Public School, 105 Wollombi Road, Millfield. Market stalls, free rides, entertainment, raffles, an auction, demonstrations and displays and a Tiger Moth fly past. Free entry but a gold coin donation to Millfield RFS would be appreciated.
Morpeth Museum Open Day 10am to 4pm, 123 Swan Street, Morpeth.
Veterans Archery Day 10am to 3pm, The Feral Archery Indoor Range, Rutherford. A (free) opportunity to become involved in archery. The morning will be spent learning how to shoot. Invictus Games gold medal winner Stewart Sherman will be at the venue.
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The Anglican Parish Telarah/Rutherford Spring Fete is on Saturday, September 7, 10am to 1pm in the Anglican Parish Hall at the corner of Capp and South streets, Telarah. Lots of stalls and goodies as well as a BBQ. The Trinkets & Treasures Op Shop will also be open next door. Phone Kerrie 0447 329 388.
Homegrown Market Saturday, 9am to 2pm, The Station Newcastle, corner Watt and Scott streets, Newcastle.
Hunter Valley Gourmet Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, First Creek Wines, Pokolbin.
Warners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, The Esplanade, Warners Bay.
Mum's Cottage Garage Sale Saturday, 9am to 2pm, 29 St Helens Street, Holmesville.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, Pokolbin.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Mini Indoor Markets Saturday, 9am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Stockland Jesmond.
Tanilba Bay Markets Saturday, 9am to noon, Kooindah Plaza, President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay.
Raymond Terrace Community Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Riverside Park, Hunter Street, Raymond Terrace.
Toronto Lions Club Markets Sunday, 7.30am to 12.30pm, Toronto Lions Park Playground, 2B Anzac Parade, Toronto.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Neil Carroll Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay (Fly Point).
Adamstown Lions Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Australian Ceramics Open Studio Weekend. All welcome.
The Old Fireshed Gallery Wollombi Home in the Hunter, by Nancy Gray and Anthony Downes, ends Sunday.
Art Systems Wickham Out of the Shadows, by Felicity Howard, Varelle Hardy, Vanessa Turton, Anne Rees and Margaret McBride, until August 25.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Off The Beaten Track, byDiana Thomas, Linda Taglieri, Prue Hill, Margaret Gollan and Donna Caffrey, until September 29.
SEEN@Swansea Industrial Landscapes, until October 6.
Morpeth Gallery Max Mannix Art Exhibition: Eighty Years in the Making.
CStudios Art Gallery Gathering; Devine Spaces and Familiar Faces.
d'Albora Marina Gallery SALTED Art Trail, by Artisan Collective, until August 29.
Newcastle ArtSpace Drawn and Quartered, until September 2.
Lovett Gallery They Sent Me North: Female Convicts in the Hunter, until August 24.
33 Scott St Galleries Gallery 139 presents Michelle Teear, until August 30.
The Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe Welcome to the Jungle, ends Sunday.
Artdork Studios Thick, by Marc Adam, until August 24.
The All Story, Wickham Concepto, by Neil "Pipes" McCann, until August 30.
Hunter Wetlands Centre Riversong: Four Seasons of the Rocky River, by Jan Clark, until August 29.
Watt Space Gallery Fused, until September 1.
The Lock Up An Immeasurable Distance, by Emma Fielden, until October 6.
University Gallery Erasure, by Mazie Turner, Dan Nelson, Annemarie Murland, Katrina Holden, until August 24.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Stories from Wonnarua, until October 13. My North, by Cutler Footway, ends Sunday. Somewhere Else, by Lottie Consalvo; The Nightingale and The Rose, by Del Kathryn Barton, until November 3. In The Light of the Day, by Nola Tegel, until November 17. 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.
Brough House Maitland Children's Clothing 1900 to 1950, until September 7.
Newcastle Art Gallery Introducing: from the collection; Kilgour Prize 2019, until October 13.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Rivers, Lakes and Mountains, until September 10.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries The Taste of Tea, ends Sunday.
Newcastle Museum Earthquake | Then and now and Again - 30 Years, until October 27.
The 101 Dalmatians (The Play) Dalmation Pongo and his female partner pursue the obsessive Cruella de Vil, when she has offsiders kidnap their litter of 15 puppies; adapted for the stage from Dodie Smith's children's novel. Young People's Theatre, at Young People's Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows). firstname.lastname@example.org; 4961 4895.
Clerkships: I Know What You Did Last Summer This year's revue by Newcastle University Law Students Association focuses on three students who get jobs as law clerks and find themselves facing scary things, including a beauty pageant and a dating act. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday at 7.30pm. 4929 1977.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Musical version of the classic story about a cold-blooded prince who has been transformed into an unsightly creature and must find a woman's love to revert to his human form. Metropolitan Players, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm, Sunday at 1.30pm. 4929 1977.
Endgame Darkly amusing comedy by Samuel Beckett, which focuses on the interactions of an old man who is blind and cannot stand and his servant who cannot sit. The Very Popular Theatre Company, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 8pm. 4929 1977.
Love Magic and Behind the Wire Two one-act plays by Newcastle writers that look at people's responses to oppression - Michael Ewans' Love Magic, adapted from a classic Greek story, looks at a girl's response to being dumped by a boy after they've had sex; Carl Caulfield's Behind the Wire has a man in a detention camp being questioned about his allegiance to Australia. Stray Dogs Theatre, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 7.30pm. 4929 4969.
The Taming of the Shrew Lively Shakespeare comedy in which two sisters use very different tactics to try to attract men to them, with the males also resorting to many techniques to get what they want. Reamus Youth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. 4931 2800.
529 Terrace Bar Saturday, Voodoo.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Kristo and King.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Jackson Broadway.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Secret Society.
Bar Beach Bowling Club Sunday, Blue Joad.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Paula & Owen. Sunday, Holly Mae.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Shivoo.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Connect Five. Sunday, Misbehave.
Belmont 16s Saturday, John Waters' Dylan Revisited, Anthology, Matt Semmens. Sunday, The Moon Dogs Duo.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Rocket.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Code Red.
The Bradford Saturday, Beau Hatch Band.
Burwood Inn Saturday, The Andy Show.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Caged Existence, Downside, Burn In Hell, Big Nasty. Sunday, Pleasure Coma.
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Felix Quinn Band.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Davis Jr and Tashana.
Catho Pub Sunday, Downthunder.
Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Anyerin Trio. Sunday, Pete Hibbert.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Christ Church Cathedral Saturday, Newcastle University Choir, Sally Walker, Erin Sweetman. Sunday, Deborah Humble, Festival Strings, Christ Church Camerata, Newcastle Strings, Friends Strings Hobart.
Civic Theatre Saturday, The Law School Musical. Sunday, Soweto Gospel Choir: Freedom.
Club Kotara Saturday, The Rumour.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Kaylah Anne.
Club Redhead Sunday, Oran Vir.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Ben Travis.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Latinova.
Customs House Sunday, Nano.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Hayden Johns.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Cotton.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, MAK. Sunday, ROX.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Max Jackson.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, The Bad and the Ugly.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Port Royal, Battlesnake.
Finnegans Saturday, Steve Zappa.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Phonic.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Crawford Brothers.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, Andrew G.
George Tavern Saturday, Sundays Record Duo.
Grain Store Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, The Slow Downs.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Bobby C. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo. Sunday, Felix Quinn Duo.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Panik, PurEnvY, Chambers of Insanity.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Elisa Kate, Gen-X. Sunday, Chris Saxby.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Paparazzi.
Hiss & Crackle Records Saturday, Reborn Freedom, EFRG, Alternative Intentions.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Prestige Inc. Sunday, Mike Vee.
Horse & Jockey Hotel Singleton Saturday, Georgie James.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Crawford.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Daniel Runchel.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Jarred Taylor.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Loko.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Amigos. Sunday, Greg Bryce Blues Band.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Blanke.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Louis Burt.
Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, TripleZero.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, DLove Duo.
Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Saturday, Heaps Gay.
Lizotte's Saturday-Sunday, The Black Sorrows, Pip Butcher.
Lucky Hotel Sunday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, The Associates.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Joel Procter. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Kristy James.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Cruzers.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, DV8, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Matty G.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Michael Peter.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Mike Vee.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Troy Kemp.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Hummdinger. Sunday, Emily Smith.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Saturday, Australian Romantic.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Years.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Craig Thommo.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Butterfingers, Elijah Something, Nate S.U.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Kaitlyn Simm. Saturday, Winny Blues Duo.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, FRMGS.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Bad Paris. Sunday, Love That Hat, Wharf Life.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Phonic Duo.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Outerphase.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Sunday, Simon King.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Pete McCredie.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Rebecca Johnson Band. Sunday, Pistol Pete.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, 2 Shades Duo, 4 To The Floor. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Yes Commissioner. Sunday, Passport To Airlie - heat 3 ft. Sid Berry, Glenn Wright, Sami Cooke, LS Three, Hot Cop.
Star Hotel Saturday, Keys on King - Matt vs Tompy.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Rich and Famous.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Mark Lee.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Jump.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Wayne Dufty.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Sami Cooke.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Toronto Workers Saturday, The Rattlesnakes.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jim Overend.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Hi-Fi Days.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Fuelstar.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, The Rattlesnakes.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, City Beats Duo.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Triple Zero.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Songs of James Taylor and Carole King, Marissa + 2.
Wests NEX Saturday, The Big Bang.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Sunhill Drive, The Lamplighters. Sunday, Mick n Josh, Steve Edmonds.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye.
A Dog's Journey (PG) Bailey is living the good life on the farm of Ethan and Hannah. As Bailey's soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he promises Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost.
Annabelle Comes Home (M) Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artefacts room.
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (MA) For three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, at a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of 2500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (M) Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber genetically-enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.
Last Night (M) A late-night talk show host suspects that she may soon be losing her long-running show.
Non-Fiction (CTC) Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives. (Event, Kotara)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (MA) In 1969 Los Angeles everything is changing as TV star Rick Dalton and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore.
Palm Beach (M) Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.
Rocketman (M) The human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. (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. (Lake Cinema)
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (M) Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure. (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.
Tolkien (M) 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. (Regal)
Toy Story 4 (G) Woody and Buzz embark on a quest to find Bo Peep.
Woodstock (M) The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (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, Regal)