TIP OF THE WEEK: WALKING WITH LLAMAS
Sunday, 10am to 11.30am, Ben Ean, 119 McDonanlds Road, Pokolbin
Enjoy a one-hour guided walk through the vineyard, accompanied by a llama. Children must be 12 years or older to lead a llama. Bookings essential.
Saturday, 3pm, Scully Park, Tamworth
The Knights continue their march to the National Rugby League finals with their Round 16 match against the New Zealand Warriors on neutral territory.
BIG DOG COMEDY
Saturday, 6.30pm, The Happy Wombat, Newcastle
A one-hour, double headliner showcase featuring Sam Taunton and Demi Lardner.
CRYSTALS AND GEMS
Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10am to 4pm, South Leagues Club
Head to The Newcastle Crystals, Gems and Jewellery Festival to view and buy minerals, fossils, crystals, jewellery and gemstones. Entry $7 per adult; children under 12 free.
Sunday, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Rathmines Theatre
Frankenstein returns to cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this sold-out production was directed by Danny Boyle and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. This event is run within COVID-safe guidelines. Seating arrangements nsure social distancing will be in place. Masks are recommended. Cost $25 per person, includes afternoon tea. Phone 4921 0400.
NEWCASTLE CITY FARMERS MARKET
Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground
Rain, hail or shine, this market is a Sunday staple. Stock up on local produce, wines and gourmet delights.
Saturday, 6pm, The Cambridge Hotel
The Y Project - with the support of City of Newcastle - present the first instalment of The Y Newcastle's TRACKS 2020. On the line-up is Boycott, Mission: Banana and Loons. Tickets $10 online.
LIVE ON THE LAKE
Saturday, 3.30pm to 8pm, Toronto Hotel
Catch The Rai Thistlethwayte Trio, supported by Viper Creek Unplugged and All Access 80's Unplugged. GA tickets $30.
Go online to letsroam.com/scavengerhunt
Download the Let's Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring Newcastle. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace.
Saturday, 3pm, No.2 Sportsground, Newcastle
Hunter Wildfires take on Eastern Suburbs in Shute Shield rugby.
Saturday, 1.30pm and 7.45pm, Lizotte's
Diesel is back with his new, full-length Sunset Suburbia album. It's his 14th studio album and his first collection of all-new material in close to six years. Book now.
WILDLIFE IN FOCUS
Online at newcastle.edu.au
Check out the online photographic exhibition by Wang Keju. Love Between Two Cranes tells an epic love story between two red-crowned cranes, captured over a period of seven years.