Rose Spectacular Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin.
Lake Mac Open Studios Tour Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm. 25 studios across Lake Macquarie are open. Pop in, meet the artists, learn about their creative processes and purchase works. Go to lakemacopenstudios.com.au to browse the map.
Bitter & Twisted Beer Festival Saturday, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Maitland Gaol, 6-18 John Street, East Maitland. More than 80 craft beers, live music, food, home brew masterclasses and more.
Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival Various locations around Wollombi, until November 10. Go to sculptureinthevineyards.com.au for details.
Festival of Fire Newcastle Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow. Fireworks, monster trucks, a flame-throwing truck, an upside-down truck and more. Gates open at 3pm; showtime 5.30pm.
Feast Fest 4pm to 8pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point. $5 tasting plates from food trucks, entertainment for the kids.
House Plant Revival Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Carrington Fruit Factory, 3 Cowper Street, Carrington. Indoor plant sale.
Hunter Organic Grower's Society 40th Birthday 3pm to 7pm, 60 Oswald Lane, Oswald. A long table dinner in the paddock.
Trinity House Centenary Fair 11am to 3pm, Anglican Church, Lochinvar. Music, food and market stalls, displays and more.
Roller Derby Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Broadmeadow. Newcastle Roller Derby League vs South Side Derby Dolls. Doors open 6pm; first whistle at 6.30pm.
Art Appraisal Day Newcastle Art Gallery, 1 Laman Street, Newcastle. Book in for a 15-minute session with qualified appraiser Mark Widdup and gain insight into works of art from your collection. Go to nag.org.au for details and to book.
Newcastle/Lake Macquarie Relay for Life Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale.
Santa's Arrival Parade 10am, Charlestown Square, starting near Big W on Level 1.The parade will be led by Newcastle's Marching Koalas and conclude at Santa's Wish Catching Outpost in Centre Court. Face painting, balloon artists, Christmas craft and giveaways.
Into The Lions Den 5pm to 9pm, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale. Explore the zoo at night while dining. Cost $145 per adult, $95 per child (5 to 17 years).
BUBOL Race Charity Event 2019 10.30am to 3pm, Teralba Amateur Sailing Club. Annual blow-up boat race. Prizes for best dressed, most creative float and best team theme. Also, food stalls, jumping castles and rides. ALL 4 One; ALL 4 Love is raising money to help children with cancer and other blood disorders at the John Hunter Children's Hospital.
XRACE Newcastle 2pm to 5pm, Stockton Foreshore, Stockton. A family mystery adventure race where parent and child must work together to complete 10 mystery challenges.
10th Global Village Motorfest and Fair 9am to 2pm, Muswellbrook Showground. Classic car and motorcycle show and shine, market stalls, free entertainment and rides, live music and a reptile show. A fundraiser for Muswellbrook PCYC and Murrurundi Community Pantry and their "Doing It For Farmers" campaign.
One Song Sing - Timberlake 4pm, Babylon Newcastle. Song: Can't Stop The Feeling.
Street Food Social 3pm to 8pm, Potter's Lane, Rees James Road, Raymond Terrace.
SAVE THE DATE
The Yamaha FootGolf Asia Cup is a free spectator event being held over five days (November 18 to 22) at Horizons Golf Resort in Salamander Bay. What's FootGolf? The rules of golf apply but it's a regulation #5 football that is kicked into 52cm diameter holes. On the weekend of November 23 and 24 the best FootGolf players from the Asia Pacific will compete in the Yamaha FootGolf Asia Cup at Horizons Golf Resort.
Pelican Foreshore Markets Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Lakeview Parade, Pelican.
Olive Tree Art & Design Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Civic Park, Newcastle.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Super Street Garage Sale Saturday, 8am to 2pm, numbers 3, 5, 7 and 25 St Johns Drive, Croudace Bay.
Artisan Market Saturday, 8am to noon, Anglican Parish Telarah Parish Hall, corner Capp and South streets, Telarah.
Giant Charity Garage Sale Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Church 4 Life, 32 Sixth Street, Boolaroo.
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.
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.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Gathered, by Nicole de Mestre and Kylie Beynon, until November 23.
The Old Fireshed Gallery Wollombi Small Sculptures, until November 10.
Blackstone Gallery Disconnect 1, by Megan Burley, until November 4.
The Owens Collective The Seven Painters Celebrate Nineteen Years, by Michael Bateman, Patricia Williamsz, Malcolm Sands and Andrew Finnie, until November 10.
Newcastle ArtSpace On Her Shoulders, until November 17. Saturday from noon: experience the exhibition with an art mediator.
The Lock Up Open House, by Tim Buchanan, Keg De Souza, Hannah Furmage and the collective #WeLiveHere2017, until December 1.
CStudios Art Gallery Embodiment, by Cheridan Chard and Toni Amidy, until November 2.
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 Alchemy, by Susan Hotchkis, until November 21.
Watt Space Gallery Noteworthy: A Collection of Ordinary Lives, by Barbie Procobis, until November 10.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back Galleries 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.
After Dark: Sexy Circus Burlesque An exploration through lively circus routines of the night life of everyday people. Circus Avalon, at Lizotte's, Lambton. Saturday, dinner and show from 6pm, show only at 8.30pm.
Mamma Mia A young woman wants to discover the identity of her father; musical with songs by ABBA. The Very Popular Theatre Company, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm.
Mosquitoes Lucy Kirkwood's comedy-drama about two very different sisters. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen's Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm and show only at 8pm.
And That's Why We Can't Have Nice Things Actor-writer Grahame Cooper's funny, poignant and thoughtful poetic dialogue looks at everyday life, social justice, mental health, and popular culture. Footlice Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest A con-man who becomes a patient in a mental asylum to avoid a trial makes plans to escape from it; comedy-drama by Dale Wasserman. Valley Artists, at Laguna Hall, Laguna. Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 3pm.
Thoroughly Modern Millie JR A young woman moves to New York in 1922 in search of a better life, but the man she falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name; adaptation for young performers. Young People's Theatre, at Young People's Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows).
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Calicious.
529 Terrace Bar Saturday, Laura Higgins.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The V-Dubs. Sunday, Oran Vir.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Jackson Broadway.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, The Yes Men.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Casey Bellamy. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Club Esky. Sunday, The Col Tegg Experience.
Belmont 16s Saturday, The Years, Strassman - The Chocolate Diet, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Tim Pringle. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Jayde Corner.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, MardMax Trio.
The Bradford Saturday, 80s To The Max.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Press Club, Johnny Hunter, Milky Thred. Sunday, Kinder (main room), Imbi The Girl, Phil Fresh, Meer (warehouse).
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Tailgate Drive.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Trakk 2.
Catho Pub Sunday, The Search Party.
Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Saturday, Anyerin Trio. Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Central Leagues Club Saturday, Oran Vir.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Hummdinger.
Civic Theatre Saturday, Musica Viva: Skride Piano Quartet.
Club Maitland City Saturday, Snape Trilogy.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Ben Woodham.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Saturday, Sunstroked ft. Kahibah Brass, Funktus, Gleny Rae, Lonesome & Earnest, The Croat' All Stars.
Customs House Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Kyle Cartner.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Alias Duo.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Veronika.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Emile.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Donnie Soper.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Saturday, Jets Play Jets. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Got It Covered.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Secret Society.
Finnegans Saturday, Luke La Beat & MC Bones.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, The Core.
George Tavern Saturday, Dream Catchers.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Burger Joint.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Not Against The Machine, The High Andies. Sunday, Natalie Henry, Hayley The Wolves & The Shepherd.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Greg Bryce, Scully. Sunday, Sara & Zak.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Iguana. Sunday, Strassman - The Chocolate Diet.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Jump. Sunday, Jesabel.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Dos Eager.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Arcane Duo.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Hey Poncho.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Misbehave.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Manual & Cormac.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Kaitlyn & Kate Fox.
Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Boney Rivers.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Sounds Of Sunday.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Jarred Taylor.
Lizotte's Saturday, After Dark Circus Burlesque. Sunday, The Sicarios and The Best of Creedence, Neil Young and Tom Petty.
Maitland Gaol Saturday, Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival ft. Boo Seeka, Bullhorn, Kookshill, The Long Johns, Rubix Cuba. Sunday, Custard, The Hi-Boys, Burger Joint, Lili Crane.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Morning Glory.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Levymen.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Jarred Taylor.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Merewether Uniting Church Hall Saturday, Hunter Valley Folk Club Concert ft Sue Robinson, Triple Effect, Clyde Street, Threepence, Original Cyn & Co.
Mayfield Bowling Club Saturday, Bitchcraft, Fangin' Felines, The Not Nots, Froth Dogs, Grip Down.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Anthology.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Newcastle Flyers, DJ Smashup. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Norm Bakker.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Kazzie. Sunday, Matt Gaudry.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Years.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Simon King.
Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Pete McCredie, Ben Travis, Kaylah Anne.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Allon.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Tim Harding.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Shivoo.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Sarah De Bono. Sunday, Kristy James.
The Pourhouse Saturday, Piper Butcher & The Carnabys.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren Duo.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Doc & the Delegates. Sunday, 'So what' Sunday Club.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Bobby C, The Big Bang Band. Sunday, Loko, Wharf Life.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Sundays Record.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Romney Watts.
Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Guy Richards. Sunday, Danny Young, Mick Jones.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Brien McVernon.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Sunday, Melinda Schneider - A Farewell to Doris.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Music For The Mind ft. 67 Expansion, The Bin Lids, Little King, Maids of Horror, New Boon, Paper Thin, Katie & Feff.
Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Matt Scullion.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, The Way. Sunday, Crawfish Stew.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Maryanne Rex. Sunday, Jake Daulby.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, CrocQ.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Ben Woodham.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Sami Cooke.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, GANGgajang, Spy Vs Spy.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Andy & The Cruisers.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Pistol Pete.
Vault 73 Saturday, Ian Papworth.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Zane Penn. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Sounds Of Sunday.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, David McCredie.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Hummdinger.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Komiti Levai Duo.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-R-8.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Trancemission.
Wests City Saturday, Big Night Out.
Wests Nelson Bay Saturday, DJ Sonic. Sunday, Emily Smith.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Rose Carleo. Sunday, Holly Mae, Yes Commissioner.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Outerphase.
3 From Hell (MA) After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained, and a firestorm of murder, madness, and mayhem will be released in this terror ride to hell and back.
47 Metres Down: Uncaged (M) Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.
A Dog's Journey (PG) A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.
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.
Arctic Justice (G) Swifty is a little fox with big dreams, working in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service. When Swifty accidentally stumbles upon the hidden fortress of evil genius Otto Von Walrus, he enlists the help of his friends.
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) Story revolves around a football coach; who struggles to fulfill the dream of his late friend and seeks out revenge on the death of his best friend.
Cats (PG) A cat named Blanket has long been living 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.
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.
Fragmentary (MA) A man believes he can travel to an alternate reality under the influence of alcohol, to see the love of his life, who was murdered in his reality two years before.
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.
Judy (M) Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
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.
Palm Beach (M) Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.
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.
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.
Terminator: Dark Fate (MA) Returning to the original premise of the first two Terminator films, where an unstoppable killing machine relentlessly pursues an unsuspecting human target in our contemporary world.
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.
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.
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.