Swanfest Swansea Channel will spring to life as the backdrop to SwanFest from 10am to 4pm. Bring a picnic rug, sunscreen and a hat and find a spot on the channel near Swansea RSL Club to enjoy the food, wine and music on offer. There is no BYO food, alcohol or drinks.
Australian Voices in Print Tour Writers Karen Davis, Jenn McLeod and Tricia Stringer will share their passion for storytelling with tales of small towns, crime, romance and Australia's past from 2pm to 3.30pm at Belmont Library. Bookings essential on 4945 4329.
Book Sale Browse through a large variety of books and find some bargains at Toronto Uniting Church, 118 The Boulevarde, Toronto, from 9am to 1pm. There will also be retro jewellery for sale.
Information Session: Jewells Wetland weed management Lake Macquarie council staff will be available to discuss works being undertaken within the Jewells wetland complex from 9am to 11am, on the corner of Fencott Drive and Gradburn Parade, Jewells.
Australia Day Written and directed by Jonathan Biggins, this play tries to work out what an Aussie celebration should look like. It finishes up at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle, with a 2pm and an 8pm show on Saturday. Tickets on 02 4929 1977.
Watoto Children's Choir This incredible group of orphaned children from Uganda is performing at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Waratah, on Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at Generation City Church, Hamilton, at 9.30am, and Sunday at Metford Community Baptist Church at 4pm.
World's Biggest Car Boot Sale Organised by Hunter Life Education, bargain hunters will find antiques and collectables, new, used and vintage pieces. It is on from 8am to 1pm at Hunter Stadium car park, Turton Road, Broadmeadow.
Free Girls Yoga Free class for teen girls to inspire fun and confidence at 3.30pm at Vitality Junction, 179 Union Street, The Junction.
Art Bazaar Lake Macquarie The fourth annual Lake Macquarie Art Bazaar is being held on in the grounds of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, First Street, Booragul. It runs from 10am until 3pm. The artisan and design market offers an array of local, handmade products.
The Confidence Collective Workshop Aiming to boost the confidence of women, life coach Lauren Devine will share advice on how to create a confident mindset. Make-up artist Rebecca Lawson will demonstrate how to make the most of natural features. The $40 event is on at Henderson Park Hall, Lockyer Street, Adamstown from 3pm to 5pm. theconfidencecollective.com.au or Facebook for details.
Secrets Of Screen Acting and Auditioning Writer, director and producer Vanessa Alexander will talk about the differences between theatrical and screen acting, expectations of actors in screen roles, on-set etiquette and researching and acquiring an agent at the workshop from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Young People's Theatre, 26 Lindsay Street, Hamilton. It costs $35. The event is suitable to year 6 students and older as well as adults. Visit ypt.org/book-online.
Hamilton Clocktower Markets Saturday at James Street Plaza, Beaumont Street, Hamilton, from 9am to 2pm.
Adamstown Lions Markets Sunday, from 8am to 1pm. Corner of Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, from 8am to 1pm, at Newcastle Showground.
Maitland Harvest Markets Saturday, Maitland Showground from 8-11am.
Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Market Sunday, Wickham Park, Islington, from 7am to 1pm.
Art Systems Wickham Landscape With Figures by Andrew Shillam and Rindi Salamon, ends Sunday.
Back 2 Back Gallery Soul Seams - three Dungog artists explore a pristine and violated land, until June 14.
Cooks Hill Galleries New Faces - Surreal Good Art featuring works by Gillie & Marc, Robbie Robertson, Andrew Bennett and Yulia Pustoshkina, until June 1.
cstudios Art Gallery Quiet Waters by Wayne Macartney, and Reality to Fantasy works by Marea Kozaczynski-McCaig until Sunday.
Curve Gallery Mastering Mortality solo exhibition by Gavin Vitullo, until June 6.
Finite Gallery (Caves Beach) Kiss My Arts 3 - a fundraising exhibition for those living with MS, ends Sunday.
Gallery 139 Hometown Advantage student exhibition, ends today.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (in)visible - the First Peoples and War exhibition project considers war from the perspective of Aboriginal men and women, ends Sunday. CLICK: Schools in Focus - a showcase of secondary school photographic projects from across the Hunter and Central Coast, ends June 21. Your Collection: the extended version, ends July 19.
Lovett Gallery (Newcastle Library) Outing Disability photography exhibition, ends today.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Just Paper - a festival of eight exhibitions including the work of more than 250 artists, until June 21.
Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre Brothers In Arms exhibition commemorating the Anzac centenary, until June 7.
Newcastle Art Gallery Capital And Country: The Federation Years 1900-1914, ends Sunday. Sydney 6 Hinders, Lewers, Plates: Abstract artists, friends, partners, siblings, 1940s-1970s, until August 2.
Newcastle Art Space Six Mix group exhibition displaying young emerging talent from Newcastle, until June 14; Mind Exhortations solo exhibition by Josh McGregor, until June 14.
Timeless Textiles Return by Carole Douglas, until June 14.
University Gallery Mulubinba: Place Of Sea Ferns, ends today.
Newcastle Knights play New Zealand Warriors on Sunday, 2pm, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland.
Port to Port MTB Catch the riders taking part in the four-day Port to Port ride cross the finish line at Dixon Park at 10am. The 50-kilometre final leg begins at Lake Macquarie's Cams Wharf on Sunday. There will be music, a jumping castle, face painting and great food and wine to sample near the Dixon Park finish line.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Matt Meler. Sunday, DJ Matt Meler.
Bar Petite Saturday, Matt Purcell. Saturday, Little Black Book.
Belmont 16 Footers Saturday, The Cruisers. Sunday, Franky & Johnny.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Dead Letter Circus, Jackson Cassidy. Sunday, Against Me!, Joyce Manor, Howard Shearman.
Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Dai Pritchard.
Delany Hotel Saturday, Flying Mare.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Uptown.
Finnegan's Hotel Saturday, Misbehave.
Grain Store Saturday, Brown Bear & Hooves.
Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Papa Pilko and The Bin Rats.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Live It Up Karaoke. Sunday, Jen Buxton.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Greg Bryce, Cool Muppet. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday. TBA Trio. Sunday, Mike Vee, Iguana Trio.
Kent Hotel Saturday, The Urge. Sunday, Finn.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Inthemix Awards Tour feat. Ember, K-Rock, Sam Idols, Ultamaidem Crew, Clubrat DJs, Jwell, Paperfox, Boogie. Sunday, Main Course feat. Astromomar, Bot, Neoteric.
Lass O'Gowrie Saturday, The Double Shadows, Davey Craddock, James Thomson.
Lizotte's Newcastle Saturday, Doug Parkinson presents Joe Cocker.
Murray's Brewery Sunday, Aaron Hood.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The Sue & Mikey Show. Sunday, Holly Wilson.
Newcastle Panthers Sunday, The Wiggles.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, A.G.T. Sunday, Bec Willis.
Premier Hotel Saturday, Rogue Lane. Sunday, Hornet.
Prince of Wales Saturday, Damien. Sunday, Twinsanity, Deejay.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Lauren Arms, Matteo Verde. Sunday, Howard Shearman, AdzDrumz, Timmy Coffey.
Royal Exchange Newcastle Sunday, Dave Graney.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Funkapedia, DJ Fryzin. Sunday, The Coconut Trio.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, The Hepburns.
Wests Leagues Club New Lambton Piano Lounge: Saturday, Stuart Hamilton. Marble Bar: Saturday, The Big Bang.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Helen & Friends, Glam Slam. Sunday, Mark Wood, Blues Bombers.
Exhibition On Screen - The Impressionists (E) They are the world's most popular artists. The works of Cezanne, Monet, Degas and their compatriots fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really? Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)
Marina (M) The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)
A Royal Night Out (M) Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth are allowed out for the night from Buckingham Palace on VE Day.
The Age of Adaline (M) A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. Stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. (Regal)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (M) When Tony Stark tries to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's mightiest heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
Black Sea (M) In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumoured to be loaded with gold. Stars Jude Law. (Lake Cinema)
Boychoir (PG) Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a boy choir school back east after the death of his single mum. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding choir master who recognises a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.
Cinderella (G) Follows the fortunes of Ella (Lily James), whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly dies, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
Clouds of Sils Maria (MA15+) A veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career. Stars Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. (Regal)
Elaine Paige: I'm Still Here (E) A 50th anniversary celebration from the Royal Albert Hall, Elaine Paige brings her sell-out Farewell Concert from the Royal Albert Hall to the big screen, performing hits including Memory, I Know Him so Well and As If We Never Said Goodbye. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)
Home (PG) When Earth is taken over by the confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganising the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh.
Leviathan (M) In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)
Mad Max: Fury Road (MA15+) Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron).
Pitch Perfect 2 (M) The Barden Bellas are back and this time around, the film focuses on Beca (Anna Kendrick) and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) as they navigate through their senior year.
Poltergeist (M) Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporise the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
San Andreas (M) In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter. Stars Dwayne Johnson.
Shaun The Sheep (G) From the creators of Wallace And Gromit and Chicken Run. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. (Majestic)
Spy (MA15+) CIA analyst Susan Cooper is the unsung hero behind the agency's most dangerous missions. When her partner falls off the grid she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.
Testament Of Youth (M) A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.
What We Did On Our Holiday (PG) A couple (David Tennant and Rosamund Pike) on the verge of divorce take their brood of three kids to celebrate his father's 75th birthday (Billy Connolly). (Avoca)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. (Regal)
When Marnie Was There (PG) Anna is a reclusive and withdrawn 12-year-old. Suffering from ill health, she is sent to recover with distant relatives in Hokkaido, in a sleepy town by the sea where she dreams her days away among the marshes. Finding herself drawn to an enigmatic house which sits upon the edge, there she meets Marnie, an energetic young girl who seems to know her somehow. The pair quickly become inseparable, taking boat rides and picnics every day. (Japanese with English subtitles) (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)
Woman In Gold (M) Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous Lady In Gold, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele.
X+Y (M) A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. (Regal)
Disney On Ice returns to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre with its Dare To Dream show featuring Rapunzel, Snow White and Cinderella from June 19 to 21. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to the Civic Theatre in Newcastle from June 5 to 7. Comedians Dave Callan, Lloyd Langford, Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard and Urzila Carlson are involved. Visit civictheatrenewcastle.com.au to find out more.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery is hosting adult art workshops, including one on natural dyeing and felting on Saturday, June 6, from 1pm to 4.30pm. Costs $55. Visit mrag.org.au/education/ for more information and to find out what other workshops are coming up.