It's the weekend: make the most of it with the Herald's Planner.

SATURDAY

Denman Pig Races 10am, Denman Football Oval. Fundraiser for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. There will also be market and food stalls, laser tag and a jumping castle. Entry: $10 adult, $5 children.

Rose Spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin. Until November 5.

Fashion Parade 1.30pm, New Lambton Baptist Church, corner Bridges Road and Longworth Avenue, New Lambton. Entry $5 which includes afternoon tea. Craft items available to purchase.

2298 Community Garage Sale 8am to 1.30pm, 2A Platt Street, Waratah. 

World's Biggest Car Boot Sale 8am to 2pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre. More than 300 stalls, food, live entertainment and children’s activities.  A gold coin donation is requested at the gate with all funds going to Hunter Life Education.

Hillsborough Public School Spring Fair 11am to 3pm, Hillsborough Public School, Waratah Avenue, Charlestown. Food and market stalls, raffles, competitions and more.

1st Belmont North Sea Scouts Annual Garage Sale 8am to 1pm, Scout Hall, 18 Master Street, Belmont North. Funds raised will go towards a new canoe trailer and hall maintenance.

School Fete 10am to 2pm, Hamilton South Public School, Kenrick Street, Merewether. Rides and amusements, entertainment, pre-loved goods, home-baked treats, food stalls and more.

Greater Toronto Spring Fair 9am to 3pm, The Boulevarde, Toronto. Displays, food and market stalls, entertainment and activities.

Belmont North Public School Trivia Night 7.30pm, Belmont Sporties Club, Maude Street, Belmont. New York-themed trivia night. Bring your own nibbles. Tickets $10, over-18s only.

Pokolbin Pride 2017 Saturday and Sunday, Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen, Pokolbin. Celebrate wine, food and LGBTI talent and diversity. 6.30pm Saturday: Pokolbin Pride Party at Tamburlaine Organic Wines with food stalls, drinks and entertainment.

Lake Macquarie Family History Group 10am to 4pm, Marmong Point Community Hall, 31B George Street, Marmong Point. Visitors and new members welcome. Guest speaker is Ralph Seccombe, author of the book From the Suburbs to the Trenches

Kurri Kurri Community Festival 11am, Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri. Celebrating community pride and the town’s 115th birthday. Performances from Brothers 3, Melody Pool, local artists, schools and community groups. Also, Movies in the Park screening The Secret Life of Pets. Entry is free, bring a chair or blanket. In the event of rain the festival will be relocated to the Kurri Kurri Public School grounds.

56th Mattara Surf Classic Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 4pm, South Bar Beach. 

SUNDAY

Art Discussion 2.30pm, Cooks Hill Galleries. Looking at late 19th and early 20th century UK figurative art and figurative art from the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain.

Upper Hunter Brick Show 9am to 2pm, St James’ Primary School, Skellatar Stock Route, Muswellbrook. A large Lego display, a free build area and Lego for sale. The show is held in conjunction with St James’ Primary School Spring Fair. Entry $15 per family or $5 per person.

Hunter African Violet Society Meeting 2pm, Cardiff Senior Citizens Centre, 52 Harrison Street, Cardiff. Plants for sale from 1.30pm. Discussions and refreshments. All welcome. 

Jewells Primary School Spring Fete 10am to 3pm, 20 Lepton Parade, Jewells. Rides, entertainment, market and food stalls. 

Charity BUBOL Race 10am to 2pm, Teralba Booragul Sailing Club. A fun race involving blow-up floats or boats. There will be live music, a BBQ, jumping castle, raffles and special guests. All money raised on the day will help purchase a Mobile Sensory Play Therapy Bus for children undergoing treatment for leukemia and other cancers.

HMAS Maitland Open Day 11am to 3pm, 51 Fitzroy Street, Carrington. 

Fernleigh 15 8am to noon, Fernleigh Track. 15km fun run part as of the Run NSW Fun Run Series.

Mount Kanwary Public School 90th Anniversary Celebration 10am to noon. A morning tea celebrating the school’s 90th anniversary. Student performances and open classrooms.

Lemon Jam Noon to 4pm, Henderson Park, Lemon Tree Passage. A free, all ages, monthly music event with raffles and children’s activities. 

Catho Vintage Surfboard Swap Meet & Show n Shine 9am to 3pm, Catherine Hill Bowling Club. Entry by gold coin donation. 

Maitland City Choir 30th Anniversary Concert 2pm to 4.30pm, St Peters Anglican Church, William Street, East Maitland. Directed by Heather McLaren, Hope Langman and Jeremy Eastham. Also conducting will be the choir’s previous directors from the past 30 years: George Garnsey, Geoff Hicks and Judy Schmitt.

SAVE THE DATE

The 11th Rathmines Catalina Festival is on Sunday, October 29, from 9am to 4pm. Flight displays; helicopter joy flights; military, classic car and community service displays; market and food stalls and children’s activities. Entry $5 per person; children under 12 admitted free. 

MARKETS

Hunt & Gather Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Gregson Park, Hamilton. 

Tea Gardens Village Market Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Myall Quays Shopping Centre, Tea Gardens.

Hunter Street Organic Food Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.  

Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin. 

Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.

Hamilton Clocktower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, James Street, Hamilton.

Newcastle Flower Markets Saturday, 9.30am to noon, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.

Newcastle Racecourse Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Newcastle Jockey Club, Broadmeadow. 

The Sunday Muster Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Mortels Sheepskin Factory, Thornton. 

Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.

Adamstown Lions Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown. 

Hope Estate Markets Sunday, 9.30am to 2.30pm, Pokolbin. 

ARTS

Cooks Hill Galleries The European Tradition, by Bruce Rowland. Until November 6.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Drawn To Print, by David Fairbairn. Art(ful) Futures: Of The Mind, by Craig Elkington, Peter Holbrook, Janet Kirtley, Joy Laloli, Tim McLean, Glenda Mears, Jade Phoenix, Lynette Reeves and Darryl Soo. Until December 3.

Finite Gallery Stadt zum Strand: Berlin to the Beach, by Stefanie Schmock. Until October 29.

Art Systems Wickham Strange, by Susan Ryman. Until October 29. 

Wollombi Cultural Centre Searching For Home, by Kylie Fountain, Kurt Fountain and Catherine Craig.

Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Connections, by Elsie Randall and Sue Stewart. Until November 5.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Elemental, by Lisa McArthur-Edwards, Emilia Krumm, Therese Gabriel Wilkins, Lindsay Cameron and Kate Landsberry. Ends Sunday.

The Lock-Up Transmission, by Billy and Lulu Cooley, Jason Coulthard, Ruby Djikarra Alderton, Cherie Johnson, Nicole Monks, David Leha, Steaphan Paton and Vicki West. 

Timeless Textiles Flora and Fauna from Mississippi to Australia, by Kerr Grabowski. Until November 5.

Studio 21 North South East & West, by Edward Milan. Until October 27.

The Creator Incubator Light, by Patrick Mavety. Until October 29.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Passchendaele – A Ridge Too Far, Photography in Battle. Until January 28. Fertile Ground, by Gaye Shield and Julie Hosking. Ends Sunday. Lionel’s Place. Until April 8. Fiona Foley; Wild, Wanton & Unimagined, by Alison MacDonald. Until December 3. Otherworldly: A Sensory Experience of Art, by Bliss Cavanagh. Until November 19. 

Newcastle Art Gallery Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015, by Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg; Between Dream and Earth, by Mazie Karen Turner. Until November 5. 

CStudios Art Gallery Nu Feminin, by Christopher Steele. Until October 28.

Newcastle Art Space Closer To Family: After 18 Years, by Linda Swinfield.

Gallery 139 Roughly The Same Size Souvenirs, by Michelle Brodie and Jen Denzin.

Watt Space Gallery Making Meaning, by first year BCI students. 

The Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe; The Stubborn Scorpio Cafe and Art House Local artists.

Acrux Art Gallery Imaginarium. Until October 28.

THEATRE

Blue Love A poetic and satirical take through physical theatre, film and dance on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. Shaun Parker & Company, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.

Cinderella Getting to Know production for young performers of the bright Rodgers and Hammerstein musical version of the classic fairy tale. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm, until October 28.

Ladies Who Almost Lunch Four women who meet monthly for lunch spend their time gossiping; musical comedy by Newcastle’s Maureen O’Brien. The Dungeon, Adamstown Uniting Church. Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, until October 28.

Love’s Labour’s Lost A young king, who has sworn an oath to avoid women while he studies, tries to get around it when an attractive foreign princess arrives making legal demands in Shakespeare’s comedy. Newcastle Theatre Company, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm (final show).

Rent Jonathan Larson’s musical looks at young people sharing lodgings in New York and falling in love while trying to make artistic livings. Hunter Drama, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, until November 4, plus 2pm Saturday on October 21 and November 4, and an 8pm Thursday, October 26.

Shirley Valentine A lonely English housewife rediscovers herself on a Greek holiday; moving comedy by Willy Russell. Valley Artists, at Wollombi General Store’s Harp of Erin Theatre. Friday and Saturday, at 7.30pm, Sunday at 3pm, then 7.30pm from October 25 to 28.

The Moonlight Cabaret Bright mix of novelty burlesque, blind dating, magic, live cooking show, treasure hunts and more by Newcastle performers. The Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 7pm.

The Vicar of Dibley A woman who is one of the first female ministers appointed in England by the Anglican Chuch in 1992 has to fight prejudice because of her sex; comedy based on the popular television series. DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows). 

MUSIC

5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Sean Andrews. Sunday, The New Cool.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Katie N Feff.

Argyle House Saturday, Toddy Cream.

Australia Hotel Saturday, The Brown Bull.

Bar Petite Saturday, GW Freebird Duo.

Battlesticks Bar Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Pana, Robbie Long.

Bay Hotel Saturday, The Core.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Thread. Sunday, The V Dubs.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Eye On You.

Belmont 16s Saturday, John Williamson, Melody Feder, The Big Bang. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, StateFX.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Blues Bombers. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Black Malabar Saturday, Gadjo Guitars.

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Soundabout.

The Bradford Saturday, Back 2 Rock.

Burwood Inn Saturday, Dane Fitzsimmons.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Boo Seeka, Turquoise Prince, Resin Moon (Glass house), Yeo, Lonelyspeck (warehouse). Sunday, Cub Sport, Middle Kids. 

Cardiff RSL Saturday, Gen X.

Catho Pub Saturday, Jamie Martens. Sunday, The Search Party.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Beatle Magic, Anyerin.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Andy Abra.

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Saturday, Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, The Ultimate Pink Show.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Arley Black.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Solid Gold Party.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Witchery.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Kim.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Revampt.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Cherry Aimes Revue.

Customs Saturday, Jackson Halliday. Sunday, Jason Bone, Sunset Club.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Scotty T.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Brien McVernon Duo.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Viper Creek Band.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Fedz. Sunday, Big Pete.

East’s Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Tailgate Drive.

Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Ash Mountain. Sunday, Sarah Christine.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, 4 Letter Word.

Finnegans Saturday, DJ J-Smoove, DJ Lionette, Benny B & MC Bone$.

FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Hey Poncho.

George Tavern Saturday, Bandditts.

Great Northern Hotel Saturday, Todd Schmoo.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Defaced.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Sunday, Jamie Hay, Boots Porter, Lachlan X. Morris

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Brendan Murphy, Usual Suspects. Sunday, Scully.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Levymen.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Hornet. Sunday, Frets With Benefits, Bobby C.

Hope Estate Saturday, Midnight Oil, Birds Of Tokyo, Ash Grunwald.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Overload.

Hotel Jesmond Saturday, Shooting Molly.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.

Junction Inn Saturday, Kim and Mik.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Beau Hatch Band. Sunday, Blues Bombers.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Marlo.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Zen Haircuts, Jacob, Treasuretroves, Tear You Apart.

Lemon Grove Hotel Saturday, Murray Byfield.

Lizotte’s Saturday, 30th Anniversary Kick Show. Sunday, The Bushwackers (lunch), James Morrison (dinner).

Lucky Hotel Saturday, KR Duo. Sunday, Dew Cats.

Mark Hotel Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Sunday, Hornet.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Iguana.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Ben Travis.

Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, The Cruzers.

Metropolitan Hotel Sunday, Crawfish Stew.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Fish Fry & Pow Wow.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Cotton Sax And Strings.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Tom Blake.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Zane Penn.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Saturday, Anthology.

Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Roxy.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Purple Rain.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, The Remedy. Sunday, Zane Penn.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Loko. Sunday, The Years.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Tom Christie, Zac & George. Sunday, Hummingbirds, Wharf Life.

Racecourse Hotel Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Whiskey Business.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Arcane.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Brassick. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Rob Long.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Robbie Urquhart. Sunday, Holly Mae.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, Brendan Murphy.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Rendezvous, The Hitpit.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Acolyte.

Snake Gully Hotel Saturday, Panic Station.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Silverhair.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Jim Overend.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Z Star Delta (UK). 

Star Hotel Saturday, 2GoodReasons.

Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Peter Stefanson.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Be Bop A Lula.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Redline.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Sassy.

Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Nick Saxon.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Hummdinger.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Smokin Rosie.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Roxy.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Steve Werren.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Shawn Lidster.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Andrew G. 

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, D.Love.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Beth Gleeson.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Mark Wells. 

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Pap N That, Frank Sultana & the Sinister Kids. Sunday, Jye Sharp, Steve Edmonds.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Saturday, Thunderstuck – AC/DC tribute.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Tim Harding.

MOVIES

Barbie: Dolphin Magic (G) Barbie and her sisters work at a coral reef researching dolphins. While diving and exploring, the sisters discover rare, rainbow-colored dolphins.

Battle Of The Sexes (PG) The true story of the 1973 tennis match between world No.1 Billie Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs.

Blade Runner 2049 (MA) Set 30 years after the first film, a new blade runner unearths a secret that could plunge society into chaos.

Blue (PG) A feature documentary by Karina Holden takes viewers on a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing a critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. (Tower)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (G) Two pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a dimwitted superhero.

Ferrari 312B (CTC) The story of a unique car, one of the finest in the entire Ferrari fleet, and a journey to the gallant, courageous “no safety net” days of F1 racing. (Kotara)

Final Portrait (M) The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. (Tower) 

Flatliners (M) Students experiment with "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies.

Geostorm (M) When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat.

Happy Death Day (M) Tree must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why.

Home Again (M) A single mum’s new life in LA takes an unexpected turn when she takes in three unlikely house guests, struggles to re-invent her career and finds herself entangled in a new relationship.

It (MA) Something is terrorising Maine children in this supernatural horror.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (MA) When an attack on the Kingsman HQ takes place Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together.

Mountain (CTC) An experience about the highest peaks around the world. (Tower)

Rip Tide (G) When a damaging video of a model goes viral she departs for Australia to spend time with her aunt.

Shopkins: World Vacation (G) When the Shoppies go on a vacation to London to meet Royal Crown they get caught up in a diamond heist.

The Emoji Movie (G) A multi-expressional emoji sets out to become a normal emoji.

The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG) Six ninjas are tasked with defending their island home.

The Little Mermaid – Sing-along (G) A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

The Mountain Between Us (M) Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain.

The Only Living Boy in New York (M) Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate’s life is upended by his father's mistress. (Tower)

The Snowman (MA) Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

The Son of Bigfoot (PG) Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot.

Victoria and Abdul (PG) Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. (Lake Cinema)