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Street Feast 4pm to 8pm, Market Street Lawn, Newcastle. Outdoor dining with food trucks, international food stalls, artisan delicacies and more. Bring a rug or picnic blanket. 

Newcastle Latin Festival 1pm to 5.30pm, Barcito, 37 Beaumont Street, Hamilton. Workshops and social dancing.

East Maitland Girl Guides High Tea Fundraiser  1.30pm,  20 Jubilee Street, East Maitland. Cost: $30.

NeW Space Community Day 10am to 2pm, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan. Mock trials, talks, interactive sessions, arts, music, food and family activities.

Chill Out Festival 2017 9am to 3pm, Church Street, Gloucester. Market stalls, billy cart derby, beard competition, dog show, car show, beer and wine tasting, BBQ demonstrations and tastings, live music, rides, raffles, tug of war challenge and more. 

All Ages Album Launch 6.30pm, The Commons, 150 Beaumont Street, Newcastle. Wavevom launch their sophomore album Eternal Summer with support from Totty, Oilbaron, Chimera and Milky Thred. Tickets $10 at the door.

Mozart’s Oboe and The Hunt 7pm, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, corner Laman and Auckland streets, Newcastle. This intimate chamber music program intertwines quartets based on the oboe. Tickets range from $25 to $60.

South Stockton Active Hub community drop-in session 1pm to 3pm, near the Stockton ferry terminal. The concept plan is on exhibition until August 4.

Splendouriffic at King 9pm, King Street Hotel. Playing the best tracks from the past five years of Splendour in the Grass.

Rapid Cosmetic Renovation Masterclass 9am to 12.30pm, Crowne Plaza Newcastle. Renovation educator Cherie Barber presents a free two-hour training event.  

Girl Guides Garage Sale and Cake Stall 8am to 2pm, Kurri Kurri Guide Hall, 116 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri. Money raised will assist the Girl Guides’ Illa Langi Campsite at Vacy.

Life Project Cambodia Community BBQ 10.30am to 12.30pm, Swansea Woolworths. Keep an eye out for Star Wars characters.

Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Squash Open Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm, Cardiff Squash.

Newcastle Cross Country Kitchener Handicap Poppethead Reserve, Kitchener. 


Hunter Valley African Violet Society 2pm, Cardiff Senior Citizens Centre, 52 Harrison Street, Cardiff. Plants and potting supplies will be for sale and free advice is on offer.

Hymnfest Garden Suburb Uniting Church, corner Prospect Road and Marshall Street. An afternoon of singing and afternoon Tea. All welcome.

Breast Cancer Forum 8.30am to 3.30pm, Wests New Lambton. Annual public forum for breast cancer patients, survivors, their partners and carers. This year’s theme is Getting Your Mojo Back.

For the Love of Art: Graham Cox  2pm to 4pm, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. The Hunter-based artist will talk about what it is like to be a painter and demonstrate traditional oil-painting techniques. Refreshments served. All welcome. Cost: $15 non-members, $10 members.

Lemon Jam 10am to 4pm, Tanilba Bay. Music, markets, children’s activities, raffles.

Toronto Croquet Club 25th Anniversary 9am to 1pm, Ron Hill Oval, Straight Drive, Toronto. 

Super Street Sale – Hillsborough 8am to 2pm, at 7 and 8 Sydney Street, 15 Parker Street and 26 Higham Road, Hillsborough. Four garage sales.

Kids’ Disco 2pm to 5pm, Hamilton North Bowling Club. $2 jugs of cordial, $5 kids’ meals, $10 pizzas.

The Fashion Circle 10am to 2pm, Wests Mayfield. Vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories. 


Raising the Bar at Central, 145 King Street, Newcastle, on July 27, 6pm to 8pm. Be inspired by four University of Newcastle Alumni Award speakers from around the globe as they share their remarkable journeys since graduation. On the line-up is Dr Joanne McCarthy (two-time Gold Walkley-winning journalist from the Newcastle Herald); Mick Liubonskas (technology entrepreneur, investor and industry leader); Daniel Nelson (Head of Global Partnerships, Braintree); Dr Xanthe Spindler (Forensic Science Researcher, University of Technology Sydney).


Swansea Markets Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Quinn Park, Galgabba Street, Swansea.

The OIive Tree Market Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery. 

Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, corner of Broke and Halls roads, Pokolbin.

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Tighes Hill TAFE. 

Port Stephens Market Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Port Stephens Church of Christ 2789 Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash.

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

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

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

Adamstown Lions Market Sunday, 8am to noon, corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.

Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Tighes Hill TAFE. 


Art Systems Wickham Matchbox Horse, by John Turier. Ends Sunday. 

The University Gallery, Newcastle Shadowlands II Exhibition, by  Penny Dunstan. Until August 5. Abstraction: Celebrating Australian Abstract Women Artists. Until July 23. The Phantom Show. Until August 20. 

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Ngani Barray This Country: Wonnarua artist Lesley Salem; works by CatholicCare’s Indigenous Art and Culture Program for Teens and Parents of Teens. 

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Diane Arbus: American Portraits; Artist Focus: Pablo Tapia and Your Collection: Photo i.d. Until August 20.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Derek Kreckler: Accident and Process. Until September 3. Make A Face; Showcase 4 Exhibition. Until September 10. Lionel’s Place: Lionel Lindsay from the MRAG Collection. Until April 8, 2018. Ending Sunday are Frank Murri: The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi; Colonial Afterlives: A Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania; This is the story of Les Darcy. 

Newcastle Museum One Million Stars To End Violence; RAD Exhibition; Australian of the Year Awards 2017; Shadows of Sacrifice. 

Watt Space Student Gallery The Balancing of Colour: Robyn Pedley; Shards: Lynette Bridge; A New Perspective: Emma Wilks; The Other Woman: Chloe Hey. 

Reader’s Cafe and Larder Exhibition by Joanne Conder. Until July 28. 

Old Fire Shed Gallery It’s New Art 2017. Until December 18. 

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre Contemporising the Modern: Australian modern and contemporary photography; Travis De Vries: Lost Tales – Walking with Gods. Until August 27.

The Lock-Up Stitched Up. Until August 6.

Gallery 139 Big Bad Land. 

The Creator Incubator HATCHLINGS group exhibition by TCI artists. 

Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Terra Obscura: Three Dungog artists explore obscure terrains. Ends Sunday. 

Cooks Hill Galleries Lagoon Series: Susan Sheridan. Until August 14.

Acrux Art Gallery Warm & Cosy. Ends Sunday. just Here: Ahn Wells. Until August 6.

Timeless Textiles Handstand Exhibition: Sylvia Watt.


Cats (abridged) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about cats meeting and talking about their lives. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday and Sunday, at 2pm, then Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, until August 12, and Sundays, at 2pm, until August 6..

Intentions Who are we trying to be when aiming to win someone’s affections? An amusing look at relationships by Newcastle’s Simone Smith and Matthew Heys and their fellow cast members. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.  

Peter Pan Three children fly with the title character to Neverland, where they encounter lost boys, fairies, Viking women warriors and pirates; adapted by Craig Sodaro from J.M. Barrie’s novel. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday, at 2pm and 7.30pm (final shows).

The Age of Consent A teenage boy jailed for a murder and a young mother pushing her daughter to have a theatre career talk about their lives; gripping comedy-drama by Peter Morris. Two Tall Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.

The Sea A fierce storm hits an English coastal town, affecting the people’s lives in many ways, with one believing aliens were involved; engaging comedy-drama by Edward Bond. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday, at 2pm and 8pm.


5 Sawyers Saturday, Timmy Coffey. Sunday, The New Cool.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The New Cool.

Argyle House Saturday, Hotel Motel.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Bar Petite Saturday, Ty.

Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Zac and Ben Duo. Sunday, Codi Kaye.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Latch.

Beach Hotel Saturday, D.Love. Sunday, The Humm.

Belmont 16s Saturday, Cruzers, Mark Wells. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, The Zillers.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party.

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Shivoo.

The Bradford Saturday, Outerphase.

Burwood Inn Saturday, DJ Tone.

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, DV8.

Carrington Bowling Club Sunday, Barry Morgan.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Counterpart.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Kim.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Club Kotara Saturday, Hurricane Fall.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Robbie T.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Jamie Martens Duo.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Jason Bone. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Customs House Saturday, Luke Smith. Sunday, Arley Black.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Jason Bone.

D’Albora Marina Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Brenton Williams.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Iguana.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Motown Magic. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Ben Travis.

Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Marriah. Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Hummingbirds.

Finnegans Saturday, Standing Ovation & Luke La Beat.

FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Brindle Pigs.

George Tavern Saturday, Tailgate Drive.

Grain Store Saturday, Truman Smith. Sunday, JJ King.

Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Adam Young, LD Express. Sunday, The Lairs.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Max Jackson.

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

​Hamilton Station Hotel Sunday, Dal Failure, Billy Puntton, Spencer Scott.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Kristy James, Project X. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Marissa +1.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Rocket. Sunday, Mick Jones, CrocQ.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Years.

The Junction Hotel Saturday, Gareth Hudson.

Kahibah Sports Club Saturday, 3 Of A Kind.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Code Red. Sunday, Giant Blues Band.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, The V Dubs.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Dusky Lanes, Dirty Utility, Wandervan.

Lizotte’s Saturday, John Swan. Sunday, The Voice Studio Junior Showcase.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, Prestige Inc.

Mark Hotel Sunday, V Dubs.

Mary Ellen Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Full Throttle.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Arley Black. Sunday, Jerome.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Bonny Rai.

Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Loko.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Greg Bryce Duo.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Adam Gear.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Brien McVernon.

National Music Academy Sunday, Bravo Victor, Veiins.

Neath Hotel Saturday, 2 Good Reasons.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The Levymen. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Tim Harding.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Tim Rossington.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, 2 To The Floor.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

The Pourhouse Saturday, David McCredie.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Anthology. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Little Cents.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Bobby C, The Gaudrys. Sunday, Hurricane Fall, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Evergreen.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Elisa Kate. Sunday, Tim Rossington.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Rave On.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Geofff Achison, Justin Yap Band.

Star Hotel Saturday, The Jungle Kings. Sunday, Bruce Mathiske.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Be Bop A Lula.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Karen O'Shea.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday The Eagles tribute show, Tim Pringle.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Kevin O'Hara.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Arna Georgia.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Toronto Workers Saturday, The Remedy. Sunday, Jon Matthews.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Jesse Fildes.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Gayle O’Neil.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, The DuoTones.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Purple Rain.

Weston Workers Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Snape Trilogy. 

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Garth Prentice Duo, Roadhogs. Sunday, Saxophonic, Ghost Road.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Emily Smith.


A Christmas Carol (PG) An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. (Regal)

A Dog’s Purpose (PG) A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. (Lake Cinema)

Baby Driver (MA) A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway.

Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story (PG) The epic story of Italy's legendary Agnelli family and their team, Juventus F.C., as they set out to capture an elusive gold star in order to avoid annihilation. (Glendale)

Cars 3 (G) Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Descent into the Maelstrom: The Untold Story of Radio Birdman (MA) A group of outsiders band together with a mission. In a world of satin jumpsuits and screaming teens on Countdown, they form the high energy rock’n’roll band Radio Birdman, forever determined to keep compromise from their art. (Tower)

Despicable Me 3 (PG) Balthazar Bratt, a child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG) Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday, so he can attend a nearby gamer convention.

Dunkirk (M) Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Fionn Whitehead in a scene from Dunkirk.

Fionn Whitehead in a scene from Dunkirk.

Going In Style (PG) Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. (Regal)

My Cousin Rachel (PG) A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. (Regal)

Paris Can Wait (PG) Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. (Tower)

Pillow Talk (G) A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised. (Regal)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (M) A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.

The Beguiled (M) At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries and an unexpected turn of events. (Tower)

The House (MA) A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter's college fund.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG) The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. (Lake Cinema)

Transformers: The Last Knight (M) Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Viceroy’s House (PG) Lord Mountbatten is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence. (Regal)

Vikram Vedha (M) A story of the lives of a police officer and a North Madras rowdy. (Glendale)

Wonder Woman (M) An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world's greatest heroes.


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