Hunter Valley Highland Games Saltire Estate, 113 Wilderness Road, Lovedale. A celebration of all things Scottish including a highlander event, highland and country dancing displays and pipe bands.
Orchestra Nova 2pm, Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay. Final concert for 2019. Dr Mark Pinner will present his first full classical program with the orchestra, including Brahms, Schubert and Rossini. Tickets at the door or via orchestranova.org.au.
MarketPlace Raymond Terrace 21st Birthday 9.30am to 3.30pm, William Street, Raymond Terrace. Face painting, giveaways, specials, cooking demonstrations by Josh Sama from My Kitchen Rules.
Summer Season Celebration Maitland Regional Art Gallery has five new exhibitions, showcasing a broad spectrum of Australian artists and headlined by the important Legacy exhibition, a celebration of Eddie Mabo. Meet the Maker with Jana Lindstrom of BEEP Bells and Baskets plus artist talks with Gail Mabo, Dale Forward,Teresa Purnell,Edward Milan, Nicola Hensel and John Turier.
The Porcelain Artists Association of the Hunter Valley Inc. 40th Anniversary and Reunion 12.30pm to 4pm, Club Macquarie, Main Road, Argenton.
Christmas Trivia 6.30pm, Maitland Park Bowling Club. A fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Santa Photos at The Levee 9am to 1pm, The Riverlink at The Levee, Maitland.
Celebrate 2pm to 6pm, Sun Street Studios at 246 High Street, Maitland. Maitland City Council has been working with a group of 12 to 25 year olds to plan and run a free event for young people. Featuring two stages, live local music, artists, creative workshops, activities and food, it will be a drug and alcohol free, all ages event.
Christmas Lights Spectacular 2019 Saturday and Sunday, 5.30pm to 10.30pm, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin. Daily until January 26.
The Kurri Kurri Smelter Reunion Committee's7th Annual Reunion of Former Workers and their Families 11am, Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, Tarro Street, Kurri Kurri. The invitation is extended to all permanent, casual and contractors who ever worked at the smelter, and their families.
ReelOzInd! Travelling Short Film Festival 5pm onwards, Pachamama House, 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton. Performances by Suara Indonesian Dance Group and DJs to raise funds for Bali's water crisis.
Schooners for Singleton 9pm, The Exchange, Hamilton. A night of live music, drinks and a bachelor auction to support local drought-stricken farming families.
Camel Races Down Under 4pm to 9pm, Maitland Showground, Blomfield Street, Maitland. Camel rides, pony rides, amusement rides, food and market stalls, children's activities and more.
The Rooftop 4th Birthday Celebrations 5pm to 9pm, Westfield Kotara. Live music, magical snow falling around The Rooftop stage, a special visit from Santa and Mrs Claus, hair braiding and sparkle bar, life-sized Elf on a Shelf character.
Rock Out Against Adani 6pm to 10pm, Croation Wickham Sports Club, Wickham. Hosted by Newcastle Greens, highlighting the effort to save the Galilee Basin from the Adani coal mine. All funds raised will go towards covering the legal costs of those taking direct action around the Adani site.
Roost Creative presents Carnival Magic 4pm to 11pm, Lass O'Gowrie Hotel, Wickham. Market stalls, live art and music, card reading and more. Optional dress-up theme: circus/carnival. 18 and over event.
Smokin Hot Kotara Steak Cook Off 10am to 5pm, Home Kotara. Centrewide sales, BBQ demonstrations, food.
Pink Meets Teal Black Tie Fundraiser 6.30pm, Souths Merewether. A fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Newcastle Jets Community Match 4pm to 9.30pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. The Jets take on Canberra United in the Westfield W-League fixture at 4.30pm, and the Western Sydney Wanderers in the Hyundai A-League match at 7.30pm. A fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House.
Carols By The Lake and Christmas Fair 11am to 9pm, Toronto Foreshore Park, Victory Parade, Toronto. Christmas Fair (11am to 4pm); entertainment; carols concert.
Sanctuary Estate Christmas Light Competition Sanctuary Estate, off Minmi Road, Fletcher. Winner announced the week before Christmas.
Kids Christmas Spectacular at Cardiff RSL Club 10.30am: The Jolly Pirates Adventure Show; noon: The Rock'n Elfy's Christmas Show.
Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run 10am ride from Stockton to Wickham Park where there will be live music, amusement rides, face painting, Santa photos and a sea of motorcycles. Entry is free, although donations of toys or cash for the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
Tai Chi In The Park 10am to 11am,Croudace Bay Park, Bareki Road, Eleebana. Free event, all welcome.
42nd Annual Multicultural Christmas Concert 7pm to 10pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hunter Street, Newcastle West. Newcastle & Hunter Multicultural Choral Society will perform Christmas music from around the world. Entry is free.
Carols in the Park 5.30pm to 7.30pm, held in the park behind Merewether Uniting Church, 178 Glebe Road, Merewether.
Swing Into Summer with Toronto Brass 2pm, Toronto Workers Club, 9 James Street, Toronto.
Maitland Baptist Church presents Carols Under The Stars 7pm to 9.30pm, Maitland Baptist Church, 81-85 Weblands Street, Rutherford.
Hello Summer @ Mayfield Swimming Pool and Stockton Swimming Pool 1pm to 4pm. Face painting, jumping castles, water games, races and prizes up for grabs for the kids.
SAVE THE DATE
Live Your Light - Body, Mind & Soul Expo is coming to Souths Merewether on January 19, 10am to 5pm. It's a fundraiser for Do It For Cancer and will feature more than 50 exhibitors plus free motivational speakers, workshops and group meditations.
Belmont North Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Anglican Church Belmont North, corner of Ntaba Road and Harrison Street, Belmont North.
Homegrown Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, The Station, corner Scott and Watt streets, Newcastle.
Lake Macquarie Twilight Market Saturday, 4pm to 9pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
Market Day Saturday, 9am to 3pm, 9 Perks Street, Wallsend. A fundraiser for Warlga Ngurra Refuge.
Young Artisan Christmas Twilight Market Saturday, 3pm to 7pm, Hunter Multicultural Community Hall, 2A Platt Street, Wallsend.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
St John's Presbyterian Church Garage Sale Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm, corner Hanbury and Macquarie streets, Mayfield.
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.
Five Senses Twilight Market Sunday, 3pm to 8pm, Lambton Park.
Newcastle Vegan Market Sunday, 9am to 4pm, The Station, corner Scott and Watt streets, Newcastle.
Maitland Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Maitland Showground, Blomfield Street, Maitland.
Finite Gallery Patchwork 3, until January 27. More than 160 collectable mini artworks by 50 artists.
Blackstone Gallery Twilight, by Andrew and Gavin Patterson.
The All Story Everything is Invented, by Cameron Emerson-Elliott, until December 16.
Watt Space Gallery In Place, by University of Newcastle Master of Architecture students, until December 1.
Belmont Library Nature's Beauty: See the World Through the Eyes of an Artist, by Jessica Curry, until February 20.
Newcastle Art Gallery Between Two Worlds, by Guo Jian, Rowena Foong and Peter Gardiner, until February 16.
Newcastle ArtSpace Bounce BACK, until December 1.
University of Newcastle Gallery Water Lines, by third year architecture students.
MAC Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie Us, We and Be Us.
The Old Fireshed Gallery Wollombi Conversation, by The Wollombi Ceramics Group, until December 1.
Newcastle Library Local History Lounge Newcastle In Print, until February 22.
Art Systems Wickham You'll Fest Annual Christmas Exhibition, until December 21.
Cooks Hill Galleries Summer Breeze, by Rod Bathgate.
Newcastle ArtSpace Bounce BACK exhibition, until December 1.
The Lock Up Open House, until December 1.
CStudios Art Gallery Connections, by Hunter Women Artists, until November 30.
SEEN@Swansea Waste To Art, until December 1.
Brough House, Museum of Clothing High Street Maitland - Coming to Town in the 50s, until November 30.
Gallery 139 at The Owens Collective Expansion, until December 14.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back Galleries Air Fire Water Earth, until December 1.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Memories of Our Travels, until December 3. Christmas Display.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Snakeabout, Teresa Purnell, until February 2. Unfolding Time, Penelope Seidler's Gift to Maitland, until February 16. Remnants Before The Tasman, by Brett Piva, until May 31. Legacy: Reflections on Mabo, until January 26. Warlock, by Dale Forward; Learning to Speak, by Edward Milan; Kalliope Calliope, by Nicola Hensel and John Turier, until February 16. Free Art Sunday.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Smashup.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Bliss Bomb. Sunday, Kelly Hope.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, Junior & Luana.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Run For Cover. Sunday, The Col Tegg Experience.
The Beerhaus Saturday, Tyler John. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Troy Kemp.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Anthology, Tim Harding.
Belmont Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara. Sunday, Wayne Dufty.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, The Radiators.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Code Red.
The Bradford Saturday, Amigos.
Burwood Inn Saturday, The Andy Show.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, San Cisco, Haircare (main room), These New South Whales, Raave Tapes, Arse, Publique. Sunday, Tiali Eliza, Cooks & Bakers, Foemen.
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Boys Light Up/Oz Icons.
Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, John Larder.
Catho Pub Sunday, Loose Bazooka.
Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Saturday, Love That Hat.
Central Leagues Club Saturday, Matt Semmens.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Gaudrys.
Club Charlestown Saturday, Alias.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Jungle Kings.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Kellie Cain.
Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, So Fresh 90s Themed Party.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Saturday, The Hamilton Alpine Club, Byren, Hazel Dazel, Clark Gormley, Songlarks. Sunday, Irish Seisin.
Customs House Sunday, Greg Bryce, Felix Quinn Band.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Bobby C.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Layth Gunn.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Jackson Broadway.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Cotton.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Lamplighters. Sunday, ROX.
Easts Golf & Leisure Club Sunday, Donnie Soper.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, The Way.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Steel City.
Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Mango Avenue, Megan Core.
Finnegans Saturday, Brynny.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Phonic.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Maryanne Rex.
George Tavern Saturday, Dos Eager.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Crawford Brothers. Sunday, Max Jackson.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, The Social Norm, Low-Key Affair, Onshore, Reborn Freedom. Sunday, Natalie Henry, Edda Srey, Katie Jayne.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Jayde Corner, Phonic. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Saving June.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Soundabout.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Spin Gents.
Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Jesse Vee Duo.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Matchbox Tribute Show.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Ferris.
Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Big Pete.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Andrew G.
Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, 24 Hours.
Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Saturday, The Hedonists, Camino Gold, Byren Sawell, Saylor and The Flavor.
Lizotte's Saturday, Diesel, Lachlan Edwards. Sunday, Daniel Thompson's Johnny Cash Live (lunch), Stars (dinner).
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Marissa.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Grant Walmsley Duo.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Jason Ray.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Kristy James.
Mayfield Bowling Club Saturday, On and Ons, The Hurricanes, Sleepeaser, Ridgemont High.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Loko.
Mayfield Hotel Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Overload, DJ 88. Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Murray's Brewery Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Michael Peter.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Pap & That.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Beth Gleeson.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Jamie Martens.
Newcastle Jockey Club Sunday, Glen Harrison, Tyler John.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Slapjack, Spuz, Lili Crane, Torren Foot.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Nickerson.
Oriental Hotel Sunday, Bodie.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Troy Kemp, The V-Dubs.
Pelican RSL Club Saturday, All Access 80s.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Dream Catchers. Sunday, Chris Saxby.
Prince of Merewether Hotel Saturday, Dank Hank & The Hot Ones. Sunday, So What Sunday Club.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Gen-X, James Paul.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Code Red.
Roche Estate Saturday, Grapevine Gathering ft Two Door Cinema Club (UK), Flight Facilities, Crooked Colours, Mallrat, Jack River, Touch Sensitive, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Kira Puru, Lovebirds, Big Words, Arno Faraji.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Anyerin Trio.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Brazilian Brothers.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Nick Read.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Pete McCredie.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullet.
Shaft Tavern Saturday, TK Vibez.
Shinnies Sunday, Southpaw.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Lisa Hunt. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Singleton Diggers Saturday, Dreams - Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Show.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Kristo & King.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Rogue Elements.
Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, Desperado - The Eagles Show.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Club Sunday, Nick Saxon.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Rock Factor.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, Kaylah Anne, Jayde Corner.
Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Ryan Hemsworth.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, New Black Shades.
Tattersalls Hotel Greta Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Kelly Hope.
Toronto Hotel Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Toronto Workers Saturday, The Years.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, City Beats Duo.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, Ben Woodham.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, MardMax Trio.
Westfield Kotara Saturday, Oran Vir.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.
Wests City Saturday, Hayden Johns.
Wests Nelson Bay Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo, The Way We Were - Barbra, Frank & Dean.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Iguana. Sunday, Jimeoin.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Knight Moves, The Ride Ons.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Layth Gunn.
21 Bridges (MA) Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, a disgraced detective in the NYPD begins to undercover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him.
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.
Charlie's Angels (M) Charlie's Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients, and now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally, with the smartest, most fearless, most highly trained women all over the globe.
Countdown (M) A young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a mysterious figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
Blinded By The Light (PG) In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
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.
Fisherman's Friends (M) A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen.
Ford v Ferrari (M) Visionary US car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Frozen 2 (PG) Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
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. (Lake Cinema)
Knives Out (M) When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.
Last Christmas (PG) Kate harumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop.
Martha: A Picture Story (M) In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti at a time when the city had declared war it. Decades later, Cooper has become an influential godmother to a global movement of street artists.
Mrs Lowry & Son (PG) A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
Official Secrets (MA) The gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information.
Palm Beach (M) Lifelong friends reunite for a party at Sydney's Palm Beach.
Playing With Fire (PG) A crew of rugged fighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.
Real Film Festival 2019 Maitland Gaol Outdoor Cinema, November 29: Sanctuary The intimate story of Khaled, a young man struggling to hold onto his humanity as he searches 10 years, across four continents, for peace and freedom; Execution Island In February 2006, two Australians were convicted of drug smuggling in Indonesia and were sentenced to death by firing squad. During their nine years in prison, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were rehabilitated and began many positive activities within the prison, such as mentoring other prisoners and helping to teach English. Myuran became an accomplished artist, while Andrew became an ordained minister and established a church inside the prison. Rev Christie Buckingham was Myuran's spiritual adviser. This is her eye witness account of a night that will not be forgotten.
Ride Like A Girl (PG) The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Rory's Way (M) When a rugged old Scotsman reluctantly moves in overseas with his estranged son in San Francisco, his life is altered through an unexpected romance and newly-found bond with his baby grandson.
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep (MA) Years following the events of The Shining, a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knots who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
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 Addams Family (PG) You may think your family is weird but the outlandish, bizarre, and completely iconic Addams Family, will have you thinking again.
The Keeper (M) The story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret, saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero.
Two Heads Creek (MA) A timid butcher and his drama-queen twin sister quit the hostile confines of post-Brexit Britain and adventure to Australia in search of their birth mother, but the seemingly tolerant townsfolk are hiding a dark, meaty secret.
2019 CONDA (City of Newcastle Drama Association) Awards An engaging mix of prize-giving and bright musical numbers. CONDA Inc, at the Starlight Room, Wests New Lambton (Newcastle). Saturday, at 7.30pm (sold out).
Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience The audience gets involved in this amusing dinner show drawn from the popular television comedy series Fawlty Towers. Lizotte's, Lambton. Monday, Tuesday (sold out), and Wednesday. Doors open 6pm, meal and show from 7pm. 4956 2066.
Letters to Lindy Alana Valentine's depiction of the true story of Lindy Chamberlain, who was charged with murdering her young daughter, but received support from people believing she was innocent. TAFE NSW Newcastle Regional Institute of Performing Arts, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm. Free show, no booking needed.
Lily, the Felon's Daughter Tongue-in-cheek melodrama by Tom Taggart with a young girl having to deal with family criminal actions when she is attracted to a handsome young man. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, until December 15. 4931 2800.
Love, Life and Musicals and Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) Bright double bill of popular songs from musicals and Pietro Mascagni's one-act opera that tells of love, lust and vengeance in a Sicilian village. Opera Hunter and Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Nightly at 7.30pm from Wednesday to Saturday, December 7, plus a 1.30pm Saturday matinee. 4952 4958.
Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley Four of the Bennet sisters from Pride and Prejudice are reunited for Christmas, but have things improved for them in the two years they have been apart? Comedy by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Friday, at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm (final shows). 4952 4958.
Mo Comedy in November 2019 Award-winning comedian Jason Starrett leads a showcase of Newcastle's comedic talent to raise money and awareness for Movember, a global charity that tackle's men's health issues. Lizotte's, Lambton. Thursday, dinner and show from 6pm; show only 8.30pm. 4956 2066.
Nick Tickle: Fairytale Detective A colourful investigator comes to Granny's aid when she can't tell favourite fairy tales because someone is stealing the magic beans and other props; comedy by Steph DeFerie with audience involvement. Young People's Theatre, at Young People's Theatre, Hamilton. Friday, Saturday at 2pm, Sunday at 1pm and 5.30pm. 4961 4895.
When the Leaves Fall Premiere of a new Australian play by teenagers about how they view themselves, adulthood and the strange help along the way. Tantrum Youth Arts, at the Tantrum Studio, Merewether. Friday, at 7.30pm, Saturday, at 2pm and 7.30pm, Sunday, at 5pm. 4929 7279.
The Wizard of Oz Retro Revised version of the first lively stage musical adaptation by L. Frank Baum of his novel about a girl flown over the rainbow by a fierce storm. Maitland Musical Society. Raymond Terrace Public School. Saturday, at 7pm, Sunday, at 1.30pm. maitlandmusicals.org.
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