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Annual Fernleigh 30 Meet 8am at Redhead soccer fields. Run, walk or ride the track or do the 3km, 10km or 20km event. All proceeds to Hands Across The Water.

Newcastle Antiques & Collectables Fair 2017 Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Brown Road, Newcastle. Cost $12 adults; $10 concession; accompanied children under 16 free. 

Maitland Tattoo 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Maitland Town Hall, 281 High Street, Maitland. The Maitland City Pipe Band presents a wide variety of entertainment including four pipe bands, Irish, Highland and African dancers, the 308 Air Force Cadet Unit Drill Team and Maitland Brass. This year’s tattoo celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Maitland Pipe Band’s foundation. Cost $45 adults; $15 school age.

Maitland Tattoo. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Maitland Tattoo. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Boxing Night 5pm to 10pm, PCYC Lake Macquarie, Lake road, Windale. Raising funds to assist with programs and activities at the PCYC Lake Macquarie and PCYC Newcastle clubs. Phone 4961 4493 to book; $25 adult; $10 child under 16; $45 family (two adults, two children).

Wine & Cheese Masterclass 11am to 12.30pm, Saddlers Creek Wines, 15 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin. With Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop. Cost $38 Club Equus; $48 non members.

Bikes For Bernie Meet 9.30am at Fraser Motorcycles Broadmeadow, depart 10.30am for ride to Stockton Foreshore. All proceeds go to, ARAFMI (Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill).

NRL Newcastle Knights vs St George Illawarra Dragons at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Gates open 10.30am, main game at 3pm. 


Where Pigs Fly Open Day 11am to 3pm, Where Pigs Fly Animal Sanctuary, 194 Murrays Run Road, Laguna. Celebrate the sanctuary’s third birthday, meet the rescue animal residents and hear their stories. Bring closed shoes and a picnic rug or chairs. Cost $25 (children under three admitted free).

Lake Side Wedding and Celebration Expo 10am to 2pm, Catalina Conference Centre, 171 Dorrington Road, Rathmines. 

Peek Into The Past 10am to 3pm, Tocal Homestead. Musket firing, calf feeding, croquet, history talks, sled rides with Harry the clydesdale, whip cracking, scones cooked on the old wood-fired stove and more. An old-fashioned day out. Cash only entry, $10 adults, $8 concession and children under 16 free.

Adult Workshop Portraiture 10.30am to 3.30pm, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, First Street, Booragul. Explore portraiture through drawing and mixed media with tutor Peter Lankas. Beginners welcome. Cost $75 per person. Materials included, bring your own lunch.

Craic ‘N’ Tunes Noon to 4pm, FogHorn Brewhouse, 218 King Street, Newcastle. Music by The Hugh Gordon Irish Trio, hearty Irish specials from the kitchen and $5 schooners of Dubliner Irish Stout.  

Ice Hockey Newcastle Northstars vs Sydney Bears, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, 230 Macquarie Road, Warners Bay. Doors open 4.30pm, puck drops 5pm. Pre-purchase tickets as event tends to sell out. 

Hoyts Rewind 6pm, Hoyts Charlestown. Watch Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Lost In The 50s Brunch & Museum Open Day 9.30am to 2.30pm, 42 Stenhouse Drive, Cameron Park. Vintage cars and special guest Tim Tszyu. Cost $20. 


Newcastle Fashion Weekend, October 14, Newcastle Racecourse. A platform for local designers to showcase their collections; stylish pop-up boutiques; manicures; fashion advice; High Tea lounge and more. More information at newcastlefashionweekend.com.au. 


Clarence Town Community Markets Saturday, 8.30am to 1pm, Prince Street, Clarence Town. 

Harvest at Hinton Saturday, 8.30am to 1.30am, The Victoria Hotel, 2 Paterson Street, Hinton. 

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.

Wollombi Village Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Wollombi.

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

Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Inc. Market Sunday 7am to 1pm,  Wickham Park, Islington.

Redhead SLSC Winter Warmer Markets Sunday, 10am to 3pm, Redhead Carpark. From 3pm to 6.30pm the Milestones are playing in the clubhouse. Full bar and food available.


Art Systems Wickham Life Passion, by John Langley, Stephen Berry and Jon Wilks. Until August 6. 

Old Fireshed Gallery Laguna Art Group. Until August 12. 

Timeless Textiles Handstand, by Sylvia Watt. Until August 13.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Fertile Ground, by Gaye Shield and Julie Hosking. Until October 22. ATLAS; Play, by Sylvia Ray. Until October 8. Fiona Foley. Until December 3. 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.

The University Gallery, Newcastle Shadowlands II Exhibition, by  Penny Dunstan. Until August 5. 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. Until August 13. 

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

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. 

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. Until August 6.

Gloucester Gallery Filaments, by Michael Kolbe, Donna Cavanough, Helene Leane. Until August 13. 

Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Vervacity, by Sandra Burgess, Sharon Taylor, Steph Berick, Jill Campbell, Clare Felton, Bev Leggett Simmons and Jackie Maundrell-Hall. Until August 13.

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

Acrux Art Gallery Stormy Weather, by Julie Bowe. 

Timeless Textiles Handstand Exhibition: Sylvia Watt.

Hunter New England Health Waratah Campus Art For Waratah Exhibition – the Beauty of the Australian Alps. 


Cats (abridged) Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about cats meeting and talking about their lives as they compete for a special prize. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, until August 12, and Sundays, at 2pm, until August 6.

Georgia Hall: Recital Newcastle opera performer Georgia Hall, one of five finalists for a national opera singing award, presents the songs that will be part of her performance, with supporting artists. Adamstown Uniting Church, Sunday, at 2pm.

Landscape With Monsters Circus work looking at people facing the challenges of living in a city where industries are closing. Circa and Merrigong Theatre Company, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.

Love and Information English playwright Caryl Churchill looks at the ways people’s growing reliance on technology for information has impacted on relationships. Stooged Theatre, at Catapult Dance Studio, Newcastle West. Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 5pm.

The Great Romantics Love songs by classical composers including Mozart and Verdi and from the musical South Pacific. Raise the Roof, at Charlestown Uniting Church. Sunday, at 2pm.

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 8pm.


5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Sean Andrews. Sunday, Marissa +1.

Adamstown Uniting Church Sunday, Blake Parham, Georgia Hall, Claire Howard Race.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Brien Mcvernon Duo.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Bar Petite Saturday, Aaron Hood.

Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, Nicko.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Purple Rain.

Beach Hotel Sunday, The Briens.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Belmont 16s Saturday, Hayden Johns, Tre Soul. Sunday, John Noble.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Recharger.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Sunday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.

The Black Malabar Saturday, Baltic Bar Mitzvah.

The Bradford Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Burwood Inn Saturday, DJ Surian.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Josh Pyke.

Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Running in the Shadows - Fleetwood Mac tribute.

Catho Pub Saturday, Angie. Sunday, Hurricane Fall.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Emily Smith.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Ngariki.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Troy Kemp.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Lauren Arms.

Club Kotara Saturday, Bobby C.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Tangled Up.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Saturday, The Remedy.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Sunday, Hot Plate ft. White Blanks, Family Dog, Arcades and Lions, Southern End, D’yer Mak’er.

Customs House Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Jerome.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Dave Carter.

D’Albora Marina Saturday, Kim & Mik. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Denman Hotel Saturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Redline.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Fedz. Sunday, Andrew G.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Defaced. Sunday, Pete & Kate Sneddon.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.

Family Hotel Maitland Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.

Finnegans Saturday, Benny B, MC Kidd Kaos, DJ Danny B & The Hornstar.

FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, East West Blues Duo. Sunday, Hugh Gordon Irish Trio.

Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Pam & Les Tucan, John Bond.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Hey Poncho.

Gateway Hotel Saturday, Jimmy James, Tam Ward, Selecta FriedRy.

George Tavern Saturday, Dos Eager.

Grain Store Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, JJ King.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Lowgazer, Our Anchored Hearts, Scavenger I Become, Below Oceans. Sunday, Jen Buxton, Pinch Hitter.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Sarah & Zak, Gen X. Sunday, Jayde Corner.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Big Bang.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, McKenzie. Sunday, Matt McLaren, Phonic.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Triple Zero.

The Junction Hotel Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Junction Inn Raymond Terrace Saturday, The DuoTones.

Kent Hotel Saturday, The Core. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Big Night Out.

Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Hurricane Fall.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Flight to Dubai, Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents, Dank Hank & The Hot Ones, Nicholas Connors and The Lords Of Leisure.

Lizotte’s Saturday, Russell Morris, RJ Hemsworth. Sunday, O’Shea.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, The New Cool.

Mark Hotel Saturday, Iguana. Sunday, The Cruzers.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Levymen.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Dave Owen.

Mayfield Ex-Services Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Perpetrators.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Loko. Sunday, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont.

Morisset Country Club Sunday, Murray Byfield.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Tim Harding.

Newcastle Yacht Club Sunday, Mark Wells.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Kristy Coote & Zac Crawford.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Mardmax.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Deuce. Sunday, Max Jackson.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Grace Fuller.

Premier Hotel Saturday, 3 of a Kind. Sunday, The Years.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Jodie Direen Duo.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Tim Harding, Paparazzi. Sunday, Love That Hat, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Redhead Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, The Milestones.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Steel City.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Mardmax.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, James Naldo.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Brendan Murphy.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Grace Fuller.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Little Cents. Sunday, Zac & Ben.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, Beau Hatch.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Slam Tango.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, The Rattlesnakes.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Arley Black.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, The Craw.

Star Hotel Saturday, Spank N The Monkey. Sunday, Bruce Mathiske.

Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Symon.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Rockin Eddie Band.

Stonebridge Golf Club Saturday, Maryanne Rex.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Ben Travis.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, MT Pockets.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Shivoo.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, James Naldo.

Toronto Workers Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Roxy.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Sami.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Phonic.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Thunderstruck AC/DC feature show.

Weston Workers Saturday, The Years.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Hot Yogis. Sunday, Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly Show.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Jye Sharp, Helen O’Dee & Walter JNR Band. Sunday, Tim Rossington, Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.


A Man Called Ove (PG) An ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. (Regal)

A Monster Calls (PG) Conor’s mother is ill, he has little in common with his grandmother, and he is bullied at school. Then one night, Conor summons an unlikely ally: an ancient 40-foot-high tree monster. (Tower).

Atomic Blonde (MA) An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

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.

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.

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.

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

Norman (M) Norman Oppenheimer is a small-time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse. (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)

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 Big Sick (M) A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

The Promise (M) Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, it follows a love triangle between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. (Lake Cinema)

The Sense Of An Ending (M) A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. (Regal)

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

Their Finest (M) A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. (Regal)

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

A scene from War For The Planet of The Apes.

A scene from War For The Planet of The Apes.

War for the Planet of the Apes (M) A nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar becomes embroiled in a battle with an army of humans.


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