End 2 End Festival Featuring four venues, 20 wineries, gourmet food, live music, celebrity chefs, bush tucker, boutique beer and more. Hop on and off the End 2 End shuttle bus at any of the four venues. Bookings and details at end2endfestival.com.au
Toranafest 2019 Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm, Maitland Park, Maitland.
Spring Time in the Gardens Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin.
Holmesville Community Garden Spring Fair 9am to 2.30pm, corner Charlotte and George streets, Holmesville. Markets and food stalls, craft, plants, a free "repair cafe" for clothing and tool sharpening, a sausage sizzle, music and a guest appearance by ABC 2018 Gardener of the Year John Le Messurier. All welcome.
The Hunter Record Fair 9am to 4pm, Kotara High School, Lexington Parade, Adamstown. $3 entry; a percentage of profits go to Kotara High School P&C.
Hudsons Circus Saturday and Sunday, Maitland Showground, Blomfield Street, Maitland. Circus artists including a flying trapeze troupe, the wheel of destiny, acrobats, globe rides, jugglers and clowns. Times and tickets at hudsoncircus.com.
Hunter Valley Antique Collectable Fair Saturday, 9am to 4pm, and Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Maitland Showground, Blomfield Street, Maitland.
Walk4Hope for Huntington's Disease Speers Point Park. Registrations at 9am; walk starts 10am. Also, a sausage sizzle, jumping castle and other children's activities, music and more. Tickets at walkforhope2019.everydayhero.com/au/sign-up
Maitland Pet Expo and Fun Day 10am to 2pm, between Kmart and Aldi, Maitland Riverside Plaza. Market stalls, face painting, pet photography, puppy school, a jumping castle and more.
Hunter Valley Gemmology and Lapidary Club Open Day 9.30am to 3pm, 1 Maize Street, Tenambit. Free entry to enjoy lapidary, silver jewellery, gem and faceting displays as well as jewellery sales.
Get Ready Weekend Saturday and Sunday, various locations at rural fire brigade stations and SES bases. Talk to the professionals about how to prepare your property for the fire season.
Street Food Social 3pm to 8pm, Heritage Parc, Rutherford. Food, music and the official launch of Finn Park.
Reggae Got Soul 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Blue Kahunas, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Stonehurst Long Table Lunch Noon to 4pm, Stonehurst Cedar Creek, 1840 Wollombi Road, Cedar Creek.
20th Anniversary Lake Macquarie Landcare 1pm to 4pm, Landcare Rescource Centre, corner of Five Islands and Toronto roads, Booragul. A family friendly afternoon of live music and entertainment.
Community Day 11am to 2pm, Caves Beach Early Learning Centre, 68 Park Avenue, Swansea. Free children's activities, a petting zoo, food trucks, a jumping castle and more.
Little Chick 4pm to 6pm, Barbara Nanshe Studio, Shop 1-3 The City Arcade, Newcastle. Raising funds for Trees in Newcastle and Port Stephens Koalas.
Heritage College Spring Fair 10am to 2.30pm, 85 Ironbark Road, Morisset. Food and markets stalls, rides, a petting zoo, live music and more.
Wake Up - A Weekend of Wellness Saturday and Sunday, Raffertys Resort, Cams Wharf. Details at healthylivingtravel.com.au/wakeup.
Kloster Volkswagen Hunter Polo Challenge Saturday and Sunday,Wirragulla Polo Club, Cemetery Road, Dungog.
DIY Succulent Dish Garden 9.30am to 10.30am, Wallsend Library. Hunter Cactus & Succulent Society Inc. members will share their enthusiasm and their expertise. Ages: 16 and over. Cost: free but bookings essential at eventbrite.com.au
100 Year Celebration - Newcastle Wire Mill 10am to 3pm, Newcastle Racecourse, Broadmeadow. Invitation is open to past and present employees of Newcastle Wire Mill.
Stroud Rodeo and Campdraft Stroud Showground, Cowper Street, Stroud.
Awabakal Wildflower Walk 10am to noon, Awabakal Nature Reserve, Dudley (meet at the far end of Ocean Street). Free guided at 10am, 10.30am, 11am and 11.30am. All welcome, all ages. Easy walking along sandy tracks. Bring a hat and a drink. Free; no need to book.
Spring Cruiz-In 9am onwards, Hunter valley Gardens, Pokolbin. A display of classic, vintage and veteran cars and motorbikes; a show and shine; vehicale and trade exhibits; live rock'n'roll music.
From Argentina to Oregon 2pm to 4.15pm, Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay. Cardiff Northlakes Brass Band performs music by The Beatles, ABBA and Billy Joel. Tickets $20 ($15 concession).
Newcastle Tudor Singers Spring Concert 2.30pm to 4,30pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newcastle West. Theme is What Would I Do Without Music? Tickets at the door.
Stockton Feast Fest 4pm to 8pm, Pitt Street Reserve, Stockton. $5 tasting plates.
Fun Day Sunday on The Deck 11am to 2pm, Markettown Newcastle. Kids get their face painted for free; plus roving entertainers.
Harvest on the Harbour 11am to 4pm, Honeysuckle Hotel. Hunter Valley wines and produce, live music and more.
Banner Making Workshop 2pm to 5pm, Newcastle ArtSpace, 91 Chinchen Street, Tighes Hill. Creating posters, signs and banners for the Global Climate strike on September 20.
Sunday Sessions at The Station Noon to 7pm, The Station, Newcastle. Food, wine, music and more.
SAVE THE DATE
Muswellbrook's new rodeo event - the Muswellbrook Drought Buster Charity Rodeo - will take place at Muswellbrook Showground on Saturday, October 19. It's a free event with all kinds of entertainment to provide some relief for the hard-working farmers in the Upper Hunter.
Kurri Kurri Community Markets Saturday, 7am to 1pm, Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
The Wickham Park Hotel Garage Sale Saturday, 11am, merchandise market and record fair.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Hamdmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.
Hamilton Clocktower Markets Saturday, James Street Plaza, Hamilton.
Adamstown Lions Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Wyee Markets Saturday, 8am to 1pm, 114 Wyee Road, Wyee.
Hunter Street Organic Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow. Also, Wedding & Event Garage Sale on Sunday, 10am to noon.
Kahibah Village Markets Sunday, 9am to 2.30pm, Kahibah Memorial Park. JD's World of Magic, children's activities, music, farm animals, displays and more.
The Sunday Muster Artisan Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Mortels Sheepskin Factory, 1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton.
Out of the Closet Pre-Loved Fashion Pop-Up Sunday, 8am, Corner Lane Espresso courtyard, New Lambton.
Toronto Lions Markets Sunday, 8.30am to 1.30pm, Toronto Lions Park, Toronto.
The Lock Up Saturday, 2pm to 3.30pm: Explorations of the Infinite: Discussions, Poetry & Performance. Also, An Immeasurable Distance, by Emma Fielden, until October 6.
529 The Terrace Pop-up art gallery on Saturday from 7pm ft Presto, Gwan, Rich Peyote, Fishe, Sekem, Nirvana Blackshaw, Dweeb, Sophia Flegg, Sheree Ess, Snapshots of Thought, Alyssum, Roxanne Smith, Alexandra Mantoura, Charlee Reynolds, Cally Brown.
Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Open Day Saturday, 10am, entry is free.
Art Systems Wickham Raven Dances, ends Sunday.
Local History Lounge - Newcastle Library Serving in Silence, ends Saturday.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Off The Beaten Track, until September 29.
SEEN@Swansea Industrial Landscapes, until October 6.
The All Story Teach Me How To Be Human.
Hunter Wetlands Centre Inspired By The Wetlands, until September 28.
Dungog Contemporary Two, until October 13.
Watt Space Gallery Objectify, until September 29.
33 Scott St Galleries Michelle Teear, until September 16.
CStudios Art Gallery Janelle Goldman; Journey Through Winter, by Ros Elkin, until September 28.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Stories from Wonnarua Country, until October 13. Somewhere Else, by Lottie Consalvo; The Nightingale and The Rose, by Del Kathryn Barton, until November 3. The Myth of the Angry Wizards of Maitland, by Frank Oakes; Time Traveller, by Suzanne Archer; In The Light of the Day, by Nola Tegel, until November 17. A Poem For Maitland - In celebration of the Maitland Region Society of Artists 21st Birthday, until November 24. Unfolding Time, Penelope Seidler's Gift to Maitland, until February 16. Free Art Sunday.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Fabulous Fakes; Pastel Artworks, a Fusion Display and Quilting Challenge, until October 22.
Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe She Rises, by Katie Sarginson.
University Gallery By The Good Grace, by Vicki Hamilton, ends Saturday.
Newcastle Museum Earthquake - Now and Then, 30 Years, until October 27.
Blackstone Gallery The Cleaning Ritual, by Danielle Delaney, until September 30.
Newcastle Art Gallery Introducing: From the collection; Kilgour Prize 2019, until October 13. Off the Canvas, by Robert Dickerson, until November 3.
Curve Gallery & Studios Piopiotahi, by Jane Lander, until October 19.
The Creator Incubator Baroque-a-Coco, by Jen Denzin, Bridie Watt, Joanne Black, Lyndal Campbell.
Bombshells Six females of very different ages and backgrounds talk about the problems they are facing; engaging and amusing monologues by Australia's Joanna Murray-Smith. Enter Talking Productions, at Newcastle Theatre Company's Lambton venue. Saturday, at 2pm and 8pm. 4952 4958.
DNA Male and female members of a teenage gang react in different ways when one of the team vanishes after he becomes the victim of a trick; comedy-drama by Dennis Kelly. Upstage Youth Theatre's Young Actors Company, at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Saturday at 7.30pm. upstageyouththeatre.com.au.
Legally Blonde A sorority girl enrols at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner, and discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others; lively musical. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen's Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm (final week). 4957 1895.
Once on This Island Bright musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty which has a peasant girl on a tropical island trying to bring together people of different social classes. WEA Hunter Academy of Creative Arts, at The Creative Arts Space (CAS Theatre), Hamilton. Saturday, at 2pm and 7.30pm. trybooking.com.
Season's Greetings Alan Ayckbourn's comedy has people getting together for a Christmas celebration, with many amusing things coming out in their words and actions. Newcastle Dinner Theatre, at St Matthew's Church Hall, Georgetown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm. 0403 705 680.
Sorry To Cut You Off, Penny Four young women hold a house party on the night of May's federal election and react in different ways to the television coverage; new theatre work created by Tantrum's Trajectory Ensemble in collaboration with playwright David Williams. Civic Playhouse. Saturday at 8pm. 4929 1977.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Standing Ovation.
Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Hannah Gibbons' Bach to Bartok Piano Recital. Sunday, Newcastle City Choir.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, The 3.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Connect Five. Sunday, The Smarts.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Jon Stevens, Mark Wells, John Noble.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Kellie Cain.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, The Years.
Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Fuelstar.
Blue Kahunas Saturday, Reggae Got Soul.
The Bradford Saturday, All Access 80s. Sunday, Under Scrutiny.
Bull 'N Bush Hotel Medowie Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Matt Semmens.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, NCL Party Club ft. Phil Fresh, Jacquie Lomas, Saint Moon. Sunday, Hollie Col, Drinking In Iceland, Blue Tide.
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Rubber Bullet.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Papa Zion.
Catho Pub Sunday, Catfish Stew.
Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Saturday, Felix Quinn Band. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Joy Duo.
Civic Theatre Sunday, The Glenn Miller Orchestra (USA).
Club Charlestown Saturday, Two Fires - Chisel Barnes Show.
Club Kotara Saturday, Smokin' Rosie.
Club Macquarie Sunday, Viper Creek Band.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Solid Gold Party.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Mark Lee.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Latinova.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Sunday, Level Up Sunday Sesh.
Customs House Sunday, Lauren Arms.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, The Ultimate Pink Show, Tre Soul Band, Bobby C.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Gen-R-8.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Dave Alone.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Rattlesnakes. Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Easts Leisure & Golf Club Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Saturday, Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi Show. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Kylie Jane.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Midnight Social, Runaway Mornings.
Finnegans Saturday, Harpoon.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, King Shakey Band.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Junior and Luana.
George Tavern Saturday, Mardmax.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Sneaky Freakers.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, The After Party Duo.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, CrocQ. Sunday, Ashley Knight.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Traces, The Wandering, Elision, Father Deer Hands.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Pocket Aces, Boney Rivers. Sunday, Nano.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Tim Harding.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Hey Poncho.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Tim Harding.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Crawfish Stew.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Mak. Sunday, Giant Blues Band.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Reecelow.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Romney Watts.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Sounds Of Sunday.
Lizotte's Saturday, Steve Edmonds Band Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Sunday, Diana Rouvas.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Austin Mackay.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Decades.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Megan Core.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Lauren Arms. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Matty G.
Mayfield Bowling Club Saturday, Catfish Soup.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Cruzers.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Greg Bryce Band, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Wayne Dufty.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Counterpart. Sunday, Bobby C.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Tom Christie.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Love That Hat.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Kelly Hope.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Zigmon.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Nano, Aaron Hood.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike. Sunday, Jayde Corner.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Austin Mackay.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Paperboy, Dave Carter. Sunday, Fish Fry, Wharf Life.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, ROX.
Redhead Surf Club Sunday, Russell Hull.
Royal Federal Hotel Saturday, Katie Jayne.
Royal Hotel Denman Saturday, 24 Hours.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Kristo and King.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Ben Woodham.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Troy Kemp. Sunday, TK Vibez.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, New Black Shades. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Hummdinger.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Pavillion, Code Atlantic, Lost With Out Life.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Key Of T. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Club Remix.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, CrocQ.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, James Naldo.
Sydney Junction Hotel Sunday, The Years.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, The Perpetrators.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Scully.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Kaylens Rain Trio.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Nano.
Vault 73 Saturday, Ian Papworth.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Anyerin. Sunday, Hayden Johns.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, The Core.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Smokin' Rosie.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, The Leadbellies.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Dream Catchers.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Jungle Kings.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Rumour Trio. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wests NEX Saturday, Les Divas, 2GoodReasons.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Knight Moves, Spy V Spy. Sunday, Mark Wood, Schtick Man.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Pete McCredie.
After (M) Entering her first semester of college, Tessa's guarded world opens up when she meets Hardin Scott, a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself - and what she wants out of life. (Lake Cinema)
Angel Has Fallen (MA) Secret Service agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the president and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (MA) Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now in its 40th year presents a new, never-before-seen restored version of the film. (Event, Kotara)
Armstrong (G) A dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong's incredible life.
Dora & the Lost City of Gold (PG) Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever - high school.
Downtown Abbey (PG) The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
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.
Good Boys (MA) Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for their first kissing party.
Good Morning (M) Each day, a formal general and an army doctor meet at a cafe and sit by a corner bay window overlooking Beirut life. They meet to play crosswords to preserve their memory and fight against oblivion.
IT: Chapter Two (MA) Twenty-seven years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Kairos (M) Danny, an aspiring boxer with down syndrome, has his dreams of stepping into the ring challenged after a violent mishap with his trainer. During the emotional and psychological fallout from the incident, Danny turns inward and begins to question the very nature of his identity.
Late Night (M) A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show. (Regal)
My Big Gay Italian Wedding (M) Happily engaged Antonio brings his fiancé Paulo to the exquisite old Italian village of his birth to meet his headstrong parents and reveal his sexuality, setting out on a quest to make a city founded on religious tradition understand that love is love. (Regal)
Ne Zha (PG) The aura from heaven and earth has given birth to a powerful pearl inserted with huge energy. Yuanshi Tianzun concocts two pills out of the pearl - a spiritual pill and a sorcery pill.
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. (Lake Cinema, Regal)
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (PG) When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck's sister Silver and team up with pigs to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super team to save their homes.
The Farewell (PG) A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The Keeper (M) Based on a true story. Bert Trautmann, a German prisoner of war sent to Northern England at the end of WWII, goes on to become an English football legend.
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)
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 Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding. (Regal)
UglyDolls (G) An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.
Yesterday (M) A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. (Regal)