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Fish & Fin Saturday and Sunday, from 10am, D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. A weekend-long celebration, part of the Love Seafood Festival. A great family day out with something for everyone – from cooking demonstrations and masterclasses to educational talks, seafood tastings and a Kids Fun Zone with interactive displays, touch tanks and fish feeding. Go to for program of events.

Glenrock Beach-Clean Picnic 9.30am, Glenrock State Conservation Reserve. A morning of bushwalking, beaching and picnicing (plus a little bit of rubbish clean-up). Meet at the bottom of Scout Camp Road. Gloves and bags provided.

Newcastle Jazz Festival 2017 Saturday and Sunday, Wests New Lambton. Traditional jazz, mainstream, swing, blues, contemporary, jazz orchestras and big bands.

2017 Food & Wine Expo Saturday and Sunday, Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Free tastings and samples from more than 80 gourmet exhibitors, demonstrations and the latest products and ideas.

East Maitland CWA Branch Market Day 8am to 2pm, 162 George Street, East Maitland. Market stalls; Devonshire tea; bric-a-brac and more. 

Kurri Kurri Girl Guides Garage Sale 8am to 1pm, Kurri Kurri Guide Hall, 116 Lang Street, Kurri Kurri. New and quality pre-loved items for sale; BBQ and more. Raises funds for members to attend an International Jamboree in 2018.   

Morpeth Tea Party 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, Campbell’s Store, 175 Swan Street, Morpeth. 

Quiltarama Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, Clarence Town School of Arts Hall, 48 Grey Street, Clarence Town. Quilts and quilted items on display; items for sale include patchwork, quilting and sewing supplies, handmade gifts and other crafts. Vote for your favourite quilt or quilted item. Cafe food available. 

Spring Fair 2017 10am to 3pm, St Philip’s Christian College, Lomas Lane, Nulkaba. Cake and craft stalls;  entertainment; woodchopping; amusement rides; a petting zoo and more.  

Newcastle International Animation Festival Saturday and Sunday, 6pm to 9pm, Tower Cinemas Newcastle. Animators bring you the world’s finest bite-sized animated films. Cost $10 per session or $25 for a weekend pass.

Laguna Public School Art Exhibition Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Laguna Community Hall. 

2017 Sleapy’s Day Noon, Townsen Oval, Newcastle. Money raised from ticket sales donated directly to those affected by cancer or adversity.

From Us To You 9am to 1pm, Alesco Senior College, 100 Laman Street, Newcastle West. Browse, try on and take a gorgeous outfit for your school formal for free. Dresses range in size from 6 to 22; shoes, bags, jewellery, hair adornments, men’s suits and shirts.

Super Street Sale 8am to 2pm, Beach Road, Wangi Wangi.  

Musica Viva: Takacs Quartet 7.30pm, Conservatorium of Music, Auckland Street, Newcastle.

Hunter Valley Steam Trains Lachlan Valley Railway will be running steam locomotive 5917 from Maitland Railway Station. Seating is limited. Visit for booking information or go to


Shortland Family Fun Day 10am to 2pm, Tuxford Park, Shortland. Free rides; markets; entertainment; sporting clinics and more.

Car Boot Sale 7.30am to 2.30pm, PCYC Newcastle. 

All Japanese Day 9am, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Presented by Newcastle Sporting Car Club Inc, Toyota Nationals Inc and Shannons. Entry $10 per car, spectators free. 

DKs Show & Shine Morisset Showgrounds, 40 Ourimbah Street, Morisset. Gates open at 7.30am for entrants and stall holders; 10am for spectators. All money donated to Epilepsy Action Australia.

NSW Rural Fire Service Lower Hunter Field Day 8.30am, Maitland Showground. Firefighter action; emergency vehicle display; trade displays; food stalls; face painting; amusement rides; bushfire information stand and more.

Lake Macquarie Running Festival 7.30am, The Esplanade, Warners Bay. There’s an event for everyone, including the 4km Kids Scamper, Newcastle Permanent’s 10.5km Fun Run and the Half Marathon.

Hoyts Rewind 3.30pm, Hoyts Charlestown. The Lion King

The Fashion Circle 10am, Club Maitland City, Rutherford. Browse pre-loved clothes and accessories. Entry $5.

Paterson Rotary Club Car Boot Sale 8am, near Tucker Park, Paterson. 

Lemon Jam 10am to 4pm, Lemon Tree Passage. Music; markets; kids’ activities; raffles.


The Women’s Adventure Film Tour comes to Tower Cinemas Newcastle on September 6. The film selection comes from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado, and tells real stories about women from a variety of cultures. Tickets at


Swansea Markets Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Quinn Park, Galgabba Street, Swansea. All proceeds to East Lake Macquarie Historical Society.

Sacred Tree Markets Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm, d’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.

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

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

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

Clarence Town Community Markets Saturday, 8am to noon, Clarence Town Bowling Sport and Recreation Club.

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

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.

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

Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Inc. Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington. New stall sites available, phone Pat Burke on 0413 333 165.

Tomaree Market Sunday, 8.30am to 1pm, Tomaree Sports Complex park, Nelson Bay Road, Nelson Bay.

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


Wollombi Cultural Centre Paintings & Mosaics: Kaye Lovie, Mary Francis, Marilyn Miller, Julie Eller. Ends Sunday. 

Cooks Hill Galleries Adam Cullen and the Cubists, by Adam Cullen, Gavin Fry, Shannon Woodward. 

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery This Place In Me, by Lorraine Hall. Until September 17.

Newcastle Art Space Gallery Equivocal, by Joerg Lehmann, Nerissa Lowe, Stuart Marlin.

The Lock-Up Relay League, by Angelica Mesiti. Until September 17.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Glass Cage, by Lezlie Tilley; Book Club, by Chris Bond, Deidre Brollo, Simryn Gill, Julie Gough, Stephen Goddard, William Kentridge, Archie Moore, Brigita Ozolins, Patrick Pound, Cyrus Tang, Ahn Wells, Naomi Riddle. Start Sunday.  

Morpeth Gallery Max Mannis. Ends Sunday.

Australia’s Most Famous Babies Hamilton Library. A free travelling display featuring May Gibbs’ iconic artwork including Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and the gumnut babies. Until September 1.

Timeless Textiles Musings, by Margaret Adams. Until September 10.

Watt Space Gallery Photograph as Object: Works by third year Photomedia students; Ice Age Remnants, by Patrick Torley; Pas Romantique by Hannah Dunn. Ends Sunday.

Port Stephens Art Centre A Hint of Colour. Until September 5. 

Newcastle Art Gallery Kilgour Prize 2017; The Figure Feminine. Until October 15.

Art Systems Wickham Fusion, by Christine Ros. Ends Sunday.

Gallery 139 The Clocking Tick, by Olivia Parsonage. Ends Sunday.

Gloucester Gallery Gloucester High School HSC Students. Until September 9. 

Acrux Art Gallery Dreaming In Colour.

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. Until April 8, 2018.

HNEH Waratah Campus Art For Waratah Exhibition – The Beauty of the Australian Alps.

CStudios Art Gallery Duende, by Hunter Women Artists. Until September 2.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre Contemporising the Modern; Travis De Vries: Lost Tales – Walking with Gods. Ends Sunday.

Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Tracks. Until September 3. 

The Stubborn Scorpio – Cafe and Art House Tamika Stuart.


2017 Micro Theatre Festival New short plays written and staged by Hunter people. For screening details go to

Funny and Dark Two short plays: Trevor, by Nick Jones, with the title character a pet chimpanzee, and Victim Boyfriend Sidekick Me, by Hilary Bell, with a girl celebrating a criminal court decision. Regional Institute of Performing Arts, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. 7.30pm Saturday.

Inherit the Wind A legal battle over teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution raises questions on freedom of information; drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee based on a US trial. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.

Les Miserables A prisoner jailed for stealing a loaf of bread helps care for people after his release and becomes involved in a revolt against a corrupt regime; spectacular musical set in 19th century France. Metropolitan Players, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm (final shows).

Love’s Labour’s Lost A young king who has sworn off women while he studies is visited by an attractive princess. Reamus Youth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Saturday at 8pm (final show).

The Crucifer of Blood A woman engages detective Sherlock Holmes to investigate the threats her father and three others face over a stolen treasure chest in India; comedy-drama by Paul Giovanni. DAPA Theatre, at DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday, at 7.30pm, Sunday at 2pm.

The Game’s Afoot An actor who has played Sherlock Holmes throughout his career sets up an investigation at a Christmas party after someone tries to kill him; comedy-drama by Ken Ludwig. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm, plus 2pm Sunday.


5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey. Sunday, Adrianna Mac.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Smoke N Mirrors.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Bar Petite Saturday, Holly Mae.

Battlesticks Bar Sunday, Aqwa. 

Bay Hotel Saturday, The Fedz.

Beach Hotel Saturday, The Black Sails. Sunday, The Col Teg Experience.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, The Core.

Belmont 16s Saturday, The Years, Tim Harding. Sunday, John Noble.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, The Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Robbie Long.

Belmont Sporties Saturday, Viagro.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, XYZ.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Motown Magic. Sunday, Flattrakkers.

Black Malabar Saturday, The Bearfoot Band. 

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, The V Dubs.

The Bradford Saturday, Creedence Show & Women Of Rock.

Burwood Inn Saturday, DJ Tone.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Lny Tnz (Neth), Nemo. Sunday, Rachel Maria Cox, Bandintexas, Boudicca, Antonia & The Lazy Susans, Crazy Old Maurice.

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Misbehave.

Catho Pub Saturday, Brett O’Malley. Sunday, Smokin Rosie.

Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Dragon, Adrianna Mac.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Bobby C.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Kenny Jewell.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Joel Oakhill.

Civic Theatre Saturday, Musica Viva: Takacs Quartet.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Ashley Knight.

Club Kotara Saturday, Rendezvous Duo.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Iguana.

Country Club Hotel Saturday, Dream Catchers.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Big Pete. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Customs House Saturday, Sarah Christine. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

D’Albora Marina Saturday, Karen O’Shea. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Michael Bryers.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, The Duo Tones.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, David McCredie.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Boney Rivers. Sunday, Roxy.

The Edwards Saturday, Dane Fitzsimmons.

Erringhi Hotel Saturday, The Remedy.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Finnegans Saturday, Lady Lauryn. 

FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, Gareth Jay.

Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, The Rattlesnakes.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Duanne Marshall.

George Tavern Saturday, Triple Zero.

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

Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Wanderers.

Great Northern Hotel Saturday, Jordan Fleming.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Newcastle Flyers.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Tim Pringle, Purple Rain. Sunday, Dai Pritchard.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Snape & Son.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Matt McLaren, Prestige Inc.

Hotel Cessnock Saturday, David J Bull.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Code Red.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Something From Nothing – Foo Fighters show.

Kahibah Sports Club Saturday, Last Stand – Chisel Barnes show.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.

King Street Hotel Saturday, 2000-2012 Anthems.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Sarah Christine.

Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Tim Rossington Band.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Jackson, Bruise Pristine, Hello Bones.

Lizotte’s Saturday, Ed Kuepper. Sunday, Rick and John Brewster. 

Lucky Hotel Saturday, Adrianna Mac.

Mark Hotel Saturday, Counterpart. Sunday, The Years.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Wild Oats. Sunday, Jordan Fleming.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Levymen.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Karen O’Shea. Sunday, Reg Sinclair. 

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Todd Schmoo. 

Mayfield Ex-Services Sunday, Lee Rolfe.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Tre Soul. Sunday, Alias.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Sami.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, The Andy Show.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, Matt Semmens.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday-Sunday, Hummingbirds.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Saturday, Dan Beazley. Sunday, Ty.

Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Max Jackson.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Elisa Kate.

Pedens Hotel Saturday, Allstar.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, The De Lisle Project. Sunday, Jason Bone.

The Pourhouse Saturday, James Naldo.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Hornet, The Rattle. Sunday, Loko. 

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Jess Holland.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Mark Wells, Wharf Life DJs.

Racecourse Hotel Saturday, Todd Stewart.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Junior & Luana. Sunday, Grace Fuller.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Dos Eager.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Grant Walmsley Freebird & Friends Unplugged. Sunday, Nick Connors.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Defaced.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Arley Black.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Baghead. Sunday, Passport To Airlie – heat 3.

Star Hotel Saturday, Jungle Kings. Sunday, Steve Cowley.

Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Symon.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Andy & The Cruisers.

Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Kazzie.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, D’Lish.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Cotton Sax & Strings.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, Melbourne Street.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Kellie Cain. Sunday, Kazzie.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Andrew G. 

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Wicked.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Kick – INXS show.

Weston Workers Saturday, Wayne & The Wanderers.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Dr Zoom Duo. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Crimson Tide. Sunday, Jye Sharp, Voodoo Express.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Tom Christie.


47 Metres Down (M) Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

A Quiet Passion (PG) The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days to her later years as a reclusive artist. (Regal)

All For One (M) United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit.

Annabelle: Creation (MA) A nun and several girls become the target of a dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

American Made (MA) A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

A scene from American Made.

A scene from American Made.

Baby Driver (MA) A talented young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.

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.

Churchill (M) Drama about Winston Churchill’s objections to the D-Day invasion plan. (Regal)

Despicable Me 3 (PG) 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 as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

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.

Hampstead (PG) American widow Emily Walters feels like she is drifting aimlessly through life. Then she meets Donald.

Logan Lucky (M) Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Paris Can Wait (PG) A woman travelling with her film producer husband, finds herself on a road trip with his business associate. (Lake Cinema)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Remastered in 3D (M) A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (Glendale, Event)

The Dark Tower (M) The last Gunslinger battles the Man In Black to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together.

The Eagle Huntress (G) A 13-year-old girl trains to become the first female eagle hunter in the 1,000-year history of her family’s tribe. (Regal)

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (MA) The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice (PG) Gerda dreams of finding her parents who were taken away by the North Wind.

The Zoo Keeper’s Wife (M) A heroic Polish couple help save hundreds of people and animals during WWII. (Regal)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (M) In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

Viceroy’s House (PG) The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

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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