Charlestown Square, South Piazza
Experience the Illuminated Shrooms Forest - an immersive artwork of seven giant inflatable mushroom shapes created by Sydney-based artist Amigo & Amigo.
Saturday and Sunday, various locations
Saturday: Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market; Fresh Food & Craft Market at Clarence Town Courthouse Museum; Kurri Kurri Community Market; Handmade in the Hunter Markets; Hunter Wine Country Markets. Sunday: Newcastle City Farmers Market; Kahibah Village Markets 2020; Wollombi Corner Block Spring Markets; Homegrown Handmade Markets at Speers Point Park; Tomaree Markets; Newcastle City Farmers Market.
BREAKFAST WITH ALPACAS
Sunday, 8.30am, Iris Lodge Alpacas, Jiliby
Visit a working grazing property on the Central Coast where you'll meet alpacas, wiltipoll sheep, horses and cows.
CIVIC COMEDY CLUB
Saturday, 6.30pm and 9pm, Civic Theatre Newcastle
Line-up includes Julia Wilson MC, Gen Fricker, Mick Meredith and Al Del Bene (US). Show only $35; dinner and show $50.
SLIM & I
Saturday, 4pm to 7pm, Reading Cinemas Maitland
A special screening of Slim & I with a performance from 4pm by Jason Currethers. For more than 50 years country music legend Slim Dusty and his wife, Joy McKean, trail-blazed their way across Australia, creating a musical legacy that to this day continues to entertain and inspire.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, RJD Gallery, Lambton Park
Hosted by The Society of Artists Newcastle.
Saturday, 7.30pm, The Playhouse
Tangerine Elephant Storytelling is a community activity where people tell real-life stories.
Saturday and Sunday, Lizotte's Newcastle
One of Australia's favourite singer-songwriters. Support from Piper Butcher.
COOKS & BAKERS
Saturday, 6pm and 9pm, The Cambridge Hotel
Newcastle's own Cooks & Bakers are playing two shows, one all-ages, having just finished recording their debut EP.
HOMAGE TO MORPETH
To celebrate the museum's reopening artist Holly McNamee is curating an exhibition celebrating the town's heritage buildings and their stories. Many of the artworks are for sale.
SAVE THE DATE
September 25 to October 18, Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Ryan 'The Brickman' McNaught is bringing his latest exhibition, Brickman Awesome, to Newcastle for the first time. The exhibition is made entirely from LEGO bricks and features 36 models, taking a staggering 5000 hours to build from more than 2 million LEGO bricks.