Mosque Open Day 10am to 4pm, Mayfield Mosque, 5 Victoria Street, Mayfield. Family-friendly community day with food, a jumping castle, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, henna tattoos, giveaways and more. All welcome.
Street Feast 4pm to 8pm, Dixon Park, Newcastle.
Rose Spectacular Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin.
Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival Various locations around Wollombi, until November 10. Festival launch at 4pm, Garys Inn, Wollombi. Go to sculptureinthevineyards.com.au for details.
Hyundai A-League Round 3 Newcastle Jets vs Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Gates open 4pm; kick-off at 5pm.
Star Wars Fan Day 11am to 3pm, Swansea Library. Learn all about the 501st and Rebel Legions; meet Star Wars cosplayers and a props/droid maker; come dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character.
Kurri Kurri Community Festival 10am to 9pm, Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri. A fun family day out with entertainment, food and market stalls, raffles and the movie Bumblebee screening at dusk.
Springtime Spirits 7pm, Maitland Gaol. Enjoy a gourmet picnic, listen to ghost stories and go on a two-hour ghost hunt. Tickets $90 per person at maitlandgaol.com.au or by phoning 4936 6482.
St Luke's Uniting Church Carnival 9am to 1pm, 6 Narla Road, Belmont North. Entertainment, market stalls, The Marching Koalas, plants, a BBQ and more.
Wollombi At The Station 11am to 10pm, The Station, corner Scott and Watt streets, Newcastle.
Rockin The Blues At Bolton 6pm to 10.30pm, Bolton Point Community Hall, 68 Middle Point Road, Bolton Point. A fundraiser by Toronto Rotary Sunrise to assist in youth suicide prevention in the Lake Macquarie Area. Tickets $50, includes food and music.
Indie Beer Day 2pm toast, various venues. Go to askforindiebeer.com.au to find out more.
Myall River Festival 10am to 8.30pm, Tea Gardens Riverfront. Prawn-eating competition, a dog show, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show, market stalls, camel rides and fireworks.
Lake Mac Big Draw Marathon Saturday, 2pm to 8pm, Sunday, 10am to 2pm, Toronto Library. A fun weekend of drawing for families, adults and children aimed at highlighting the benefits of being creative to improve wellbeing. Bookings essential at eventbrite.com.au.
Picnic In The Vines 11am to 4pm, Saddlers Creek Winery, 15 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin.
Budburst Long Lunch Noon to 5pm, McLeish Estate, 462 DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin.
Gynaecological Cancer Support Talk 1pm to 3pm, The Meeting Room, Charlestown Library. Denise Sweeney is a cancer survivor, author and speaker who talks about her experience with recurrent clear cell endometrial cancer. Register at stickytickets.com.au.
Breathe For Life and End Polio Charity Bowls Day 1pm to 7.30pm, Singleton Diggers Club, York Street, Singleton. A fundraiser for the Hobson children who have cystic fibrosis.
Shimano MTB Grand Prix Championships 2019 9am to 4pm, Awaba MTB Park, 275 Mt Faulk Road, Cooranbong.
Dungog Garden Ramble 9am to 4pm, eight locations in Dungog.
Newcastle Pro Wrestling #83 - Hallowversary 7.30pm, Club Charlestown.
The Bath House Garden Open Weekend Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, 2 Forest Hill Drive, Oakhampton Heights.
Church Street Spring Fair Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, St Mary's Anglican Church, 68 Church Street, Maitland. Vintage car display; church and bell tower tours; a plant sale and more.
Charity Fun Day 10am to 2.30pm, Telarah Bowling Club, Clark Street, Telarah. Bowls, croquet, line dancing, tombolas, a sausage sizzle, Devonshire tea, cakes, plants and craft. Entry $10. In aid of Volunteers for Palliative Care Inc.
Wedding Open Day 10am to 2pm, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Belmont. Live music, wedding ceremony and reception staging, wedding deals and more.
Sunday Sessions at The Station Noon to 7pm, corner Scott and Watt streets, Newcastle. Music, food and wine, children's activities.
Toy & Hobby Fair 10am to 2pm, Hexham Bowling Club, 290 Old Maitland Road, Hexham. Organised by the Hunter Model Auto Club, browse current and vintage diecast models and other items. All proceeds go to the Calvary Mater Newcastle Oncology Unit.
The Stilling Street Singers "Favourites" Concert 2pm, Toronto Uniting Church, 118-120, The Boulevarde, Toronto. Cost: $10 per person, includes afternoon tea. A fundraiser for the Nicholas Trust Paediatric Palliative Care Foundation.
Harbour2Vine Cycle Classic Charity ride from Rydges Newcastle to Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. A fundraiser for Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
SAVE THE DATE
The Southern hemisphere's largest lights display, Christmas Lights Spectacular, returns to Hunter Valley Gardens at Pokolbin on November 8, running until January 26. Also, the Halloween Bully Buster Clinic - a free anti-bullying clinic - is on next Wednesday, October 30, at 4pm at Hunter Valley Martial Arts Centres at Warners Bay, Redhead, Morisset and Waratah. Designed for children aged three to 10.
Subject to cancellation at late notice due to weather conditions
1st Belmont North Sea Scouts Annual Garage Sale Saturday, 8am to 1pm, 18 Master Street, Belmont North.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Belmont North Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Belmont North Anglican Church Car park, Harrison Street, Belmont North.
Swansea Quinn Park Markets Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Quinn Park, Swansea.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.
Hamilton Clocktower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, James Street Plaza, Hamilton.
SBDS Dance & Cheer Garage Sale and Community Markets Saturday, 10am to 3pm, 3/22 Bradmill Avenue, Rutherford.
Hunter Street Organic Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Adamstown Lions Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Markets Sunday, 6am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington. New stall sites available. Phone Pat Burke on 0413 333 165 for information.
Foodies Night Markets Morisset Sunday, 11am to 8pm, Morisset Showground.
My Kids Market Sunday, 9am to noon, Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Broadmeadow.
Homegrown Handmade Market Sunday, 10am to 2pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
Succulent, Cactus and Plant-Related Market Sunday, 8.30am to 1pm, 17 Lindesay Street, East Maitland.
Tomaree Photography Club Annual Exhibition Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm, Soldiers Point Bowling Club.
Blackstone Gallery Disconnect 1, by Megan Burley, until November 4.
The Lock Up Open House, by Tim Buchanan, Keg De Souza, Hannah Furmage and the collective #WeLiveHere2017, until December 1.
Arts Systems Wickham Apparent Space, by John Barnes, until October 27.
CStudios Art Gallery Embodiment, by Cheridan Chard and Toni Amidy, until November 2.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Fingers and Pi's, by Sandra Brown, until October 26.
University of Newcastle Gallery Reimagining the Canon, various artists.
Artdork Studios Between Seasons, by Prudence DeMarchi.
Brough House, Museum of Clothing High Street Maitland - Coming to Town in the 50s, until November 30.
SEEN@Swansea Waste To Art, until December 1.
Timeless Textiles Filaments, by Fibre Artists Network, until October 27.
Hunter Wetlands Centre It Isn't Easy Being Green, by Mark Kempton, until October 31.
Watt Space Gallery Noteworthy: A Collection of Ordinary Lives, by Barbie Procobis, until November 10.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back Gallery Telling Tales, by Tracie Bertram and Michelle Brodie, until November 10.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Memories of Our Travels, until December 3. Fabulous Fakes, until November 6.
Newcastle Art Gallery Off the Canvas, by Robert Dickerson, until November 3.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Snakeabout, Teresa Purnell, until February 2. 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. Remnants Before The Tasman, by Brett Piva, until May 31. Free Art Sunday.
Newcastle Museum Earthquake - Now and Then, 30 Years, until October 27.
Arsenic and Old Lace A man learns when visiting two spinster aunts that they have been poisoning lonely old men for years; farcical look by writer Joseph Kesselring at plays involving murder. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm (final shows). 4931 2800.
Mamma Mia A young woman searches, on the eve of her wedding, to discover the identity of her father, inviting her mother's former three boyfriends to attend; musical with songs by ABBA. The Very Popular Theatre Company, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 7.30pm. 4929 1977.
Matilda: The Musical Bright musical version of Roald Dahl's book about a determined young girl who takes a stand against oppressive people; first Newcastle production. Hunter School of the Performing Arts, at the Hunter Theatre, Broadmeadow. Saturday at 11am and 7pm. 4952 3355.
The Ugly One Marius Von Mayenburg's comedy looks at the reactions men and women have when an ugly man has his face transformed by a cosmetic surgeon. Hunter Independent Theatre Company, at Newcastle Theatre Company, Lambton. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm. 4952 4958.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Perry Carter.
529 Terrace Bar Saturday, Voodoo.
Abermain Hotel Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Junior and Luana.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, Codi Kaye.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Beach Hotel Saturday, The Black Sails. Sunday, The Smarts.
Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Fuelstar.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Dami Im, Gen-X, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Bloom.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, LoKo. Sunday, Jumpin Jukebox.
The Bradford Saturday, The Versions.
Bulahdelah Bowling Club Saturday, The Line Burners.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, CRAZE ft. Ian Munro. Sunday, Golden Features (DJ set) (main room), Mission: Banana, Dande and The Lion, Liquid Joy (warehouse).
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Shivoo.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Barry Morgan's World Of Organs.
Catho Pub Sunday, Dirty Deeds - AC/DC Show.
Caves Beach Surf Club Sunday, Bob Allan.
Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Saturday, Evergreen. Sunday, Howard Shearman.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Jim Overend, Boney Rivers, The Smarts, Loose Bazooka.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Tom Christie.
Colliery Inn Saturday, Bernie. Sunday, Ben Travis.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Wayne Dufty.
Customs House Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Dave Carter.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Dreamcatchers.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Vivian.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Brendan Murphy.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Kaylah Anne.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Under Scrutiny.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Tantrums.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Mild West, The Night.
Finnegans Saturday, Moji.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Paparazzi.
George Tavern Saturday, Zane Penn Duo.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, The Blues Bombers.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, The Walking Phoenix Duo.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Crawford Brothers. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Thraxas, I Hate People, Age Of Emergence, Vultures Ate Corpses in Towers Of Silence.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, John Larder, Modern History. Sunday, Tom Kat Duo.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Hiss & Crackle Records Saturday, Brightness.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Felix Quinn Band.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Alias.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Years.
Kent Hotel Saturday, The Core. Sunday, Crawfish Stew.
King Street Saturday, Anthems.
Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Georgie James.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, TK Vibez. Sunday, Chris Saxby.
Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Saturday, Courtnxxy, Will Freeth, Estaban Deluxe, Droplets, Sol C, Z4KLND, Vicious Beats.
Lizotte's Saturday, Tm Freedman. Sunday, Luke O'Shea & Lyn Bowtell.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Marissa. Sunday, Austin Mackay.
Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Redline. Saturday, Bad Paris.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Anyerin Trio.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Pete McCredie.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Merewether Bowling Club Sunday, Helen & Friends.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Amigos, DJ Smashup. Sunday, Tyler John.
Murray's Brewery Saturday, Dan Mani. Sunday, Nano.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Pap & That.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Tim Harding.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Ryan Daley.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Slowly Slowly, Totty, Mad Snake, Poolclvb.
NEX Saturday, Kasey Chambers, Charlie Collins.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, John Larder. Saturday, Dennis Val.
Pelican RSL Club Saturday, No Exit - The Angels Show.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo. Sunday, Jake Davey.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Bleu Collective. Sunday, Holiday Basement.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Megan Core, Tommy Gun. Sunday, The Years, Wharf Life.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Misbehave.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Bliss Bomb.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Half Nelson. Sunday, Mark Lee.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Kellie Cain.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Code Red. Sunday, Brenton Williams.
Shaft Tavern Sunday, Holly Wilson.
Shinnies Hotel Sunday, Southpaw.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Kylie Jane. Saturday, New Black Shades.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Darren Gould.
Singleton Diggers Saturday, Glory Days - The Springsteen Experience.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Blue Suede Boppers.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Floyd Vincent and The Temple Dogs. Sunday, Fiona Boyes.
The Station Saturday, Wollombi At The Station ft. Tijuana Cartel, Highlife with Bassidi Kone, Dave Orr Band, The Ninth Chapter, Minnie Marks, The Hamilton Alpine Club, Declan Kelly, Liam Gale & The Ponytails, Diplazar, Georgie Jones.
Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Overload.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Downtown. Sunday, Kristo & King.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Got It Covered. Sunday, Oran Vir.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, John Larder.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Love That Hat.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, The Perpetrators.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Tim Usher.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Tailgate Drive.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Pocket Aces.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Steve Werren. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Katie & Feff.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, Andrew G.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Morning Glory.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, City Beats Duo.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.
Wests Nelson Bay Saturday, The Big Bang. Sunday, James Paul.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Rumour Trio.
Wests City Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Paula & Owen, Pornskas, Outliers, Chicko Roll Models. Sunday, Jungle Duo, Marshall & The Fro.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, The Andy Show.
Abominable (G) When a group of friends encounter a young Yeti, they embark upon an quest to reunite the creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
After The Wedding (M) A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.
Beautifully Broken (M) As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Bigil (CTC) A football coach struggles to fulfill the dream of his late friend and seeks revenge. (Event, Glendale)
Cats (PG) A cat named Blanket lives in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cape. One day, curious about the outside world, Cape decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise.
Dora & the Lost City of Gold (PG) Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for high school.
Downton Abbey (PG) The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. (Lake Cinema)
Gemini Man (M) An innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.
Hustlers (MA) Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Joker (MA 15+) A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.
Made In China (CTC) The story of a failed Gujarati businessman, who jumps into the unknown world of China to get a once in a life time business idea, which will change his life. (Event, Glendale)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG) The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists.
Parasite (MA) Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant. (Regal)
Pavarotti (M) From two-time Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and the team behind the worldwide success The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, comes a documentary celebrating the life of the beloved opera star Luciano Pavarotti.
Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue (G) The pups have built an awesome race track and are ready to be the pit crew for their race hero.
Ready Or Not (MA) A young bride joins her new husband's rich, eccentric family in a time-honoured tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.
Ride Like A Girl (PG) The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. (Lake Cinema)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (M) A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her 10-year-old son, John, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal (Event)
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.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (Regal)
Zombieland: Double Tap (MA) Four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.