Enjoy your weekend with a little help from the Herald


Spring Fest 10am to 4pm, HomeWorld Thornton. Display homes, free face painting, balloons, a BBQ and giveaways. 

Halloween in Cardiff Street Fair 9am to 3pm, Main Street, Cardiff. Dress up, browse market and food stalls. Also, Trick or Treat at Cardiff Library, 9am to noon. 

Street Feast 4pm to 8pm, Dixon Park Beach, Newcastle. Food trucks and entertainment. Bring a rug.

Spring Fair 2pm to 8pm, Eleebana Public School, Ian Street, Eleebana. Rides, entertainment, market and food stalls, prizes, displays, ponies and more. 

Newcastle Mosque Open Day 10am to 3pm, 6 Metcalfe Street, Wallsend. Includes a tour of the mosque, a BBQ, games for children, discussions and Arabic tea and coffee. 

The Real Film Festival 2017 Saturday and Sunday, Tower Cinemas, Hunter TAFE. Workshops, films and special events including an outdoor screening of Oddball at Speers Point Park, 5.30pm Saturday. View the full program list online at realfilmfestival.com.au.

Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards 2017 A festival of art and culture held across four boutique vineyards in the Wollombi Valley and at selected locations in the historic Wollombi Village.  Enjoy guided tours, artist talks, artist-led workshops and even degustation tours. Until December 3.

Library After Dark: Cocktail and Dinner Party 6.30pm, Newcastle City Library. Artist Naomi Wild will create an art piece; special guest is Mikey Robins. Tickets $80 at eventbrite.com.au.

Adamstown Trash & Treasure 8am, Adamstown Uniting Church Hall. Market and food stalls, find a bargain. 

2017 Clarence Town River Country Hoedown 11am to 11pm, Clarence Town Football Oval, corner Queen and Durham streets, Clarence Town. This year’s artist line-up includes The Viper Creek Band, Bill Chambers and 24 Hours.

Shades of Romance 10.30am to 1pm, Charlestown Library. Share a morning with six Australian authors successfully selling contemporary romances in a global market. $10 members; $15 non-members.

Mental Health Wellness Walk 10am to 1pm, Civic Park, Newcastle. Show support for those who live with mental illness, their families and friends, and break the silence on mental illness. 

Girl Guides Open Day 10am to 2pm, Beresfield-Thornton Guide Hall, Lenox Street Beresfield. Free sausage sizzle and activities.

Detonation 10 7pm, Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, 309 King Street, Newcastle West. Featuring up-and-coming Newcastle boxing talent. 

Budburst Festival 2017 10am to 6pm, McLeish Hunter Wines, 462 De Beyers Road, Pokolbin. Taste new release McLeish Estate wines and enjoy live entertainment, activities and lunch. Tickets $10 at eventbrite.com.au.

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

Curator Talk 10am to 11am, Lovett Gallery. Newcastle in Photographs: Treasures From the Collection  showcases some of the highlights of Newcastle’s history from the library’s photographic collection. 

Linuwel School Spring Fair 10am to 3pm, 133 Morpeth Road, East Maitland.   

Rock the Rainbow 7pm, Edgeworth Bowling Club. Fundraiser in memory of Lyndsey Clark, all profits to Newcastle Relay for Life. Tickets $20 at the door.

Hunter Wildlife Rescue Trivia Night 2017 6pm to 10pm, Alder Park Sports Club, 132 Bridges Road, New Lambton.

Newcastle Kings Gridiron Noon onwards, Walters Park, Speers Point. 1pm Colts Rebels vs Giants; 3pm Mens Sydney University Lions vs Central Coast Sharks; 6pm Mens Newcastle Kings vs Sydney Rebels. HGL Open juniors clinic 10am to noon.

Market Day 9am to 1pm, Maitland Anglican Church grounds, 68 Church Street, Maitland.

Hunter Water – Celebrating 125 Years 10am to 5pm, Newcastle Museum, until October 30. Exhibition plus children’s activities. 

Community Fete 10am to 2pm, Lakeside Reserve, Benjamin Lee Drive, Raymond Terrace. Raymond Terrace Early Education Centre celebrates its 30th birthday.


Rathmines Catalina Festival 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. 

Hyundai A-League and WestfieldW-League Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers. Gates open 2pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.

Art Bazaar Pop Up at the Throsby Big Brunch2017 10am to 3pm, Islington Park, 151 Pacific Highway, Islington.  

The Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day & Truck Show 10am to 4pm, Maitland Showground. Truck displays, live entertainment, children’s activities. A 200-strong convoy of trucks and other transport vehicles set off from the Sandgate markets site at 8am and travel to Maitland Showground.

Newcastle Walk 4 Brain Cancer 9.30am to 1pm, Newcastle Greyhounds, 104 Sandgate Road, Birmingham Gardens. A fun-filled morning of entertainment and walk to raise awareness and funds for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. There will be a jumping castle and swings, face painting and balloon animals for the kids, a BBQ, coffee van and a raffle. 

The Wellbeing & Psychic Fair 10am, Swansea RSL Club. Entry $5.


Tastes at the Bay, November 3 to 5, Nelson Bay. A jazz, food and wine festival for all ages. A new addition this year is the Tasters Trail which includes a taster plate and beverage four participating restaurants. Full program of events and ticket details at portstephens.org.au.


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

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

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Speers Point Park. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Kids Market NSW Sunday, 9am until noon, Newcastle Basketball Stadium, 27 Young Road, Broadmeadow. Admission: $4 (kids free). 


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 Salvaged, by Leesa Knights. 

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 November 26.

Art Systems Wickham Strange, by Susan Ryman. 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 and West, by Edward Milan. Ends Sunday.

The Creator Incubator Light, by Patrick Mavety. Ends Sunday.

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. Painting Memory: From The Collection. Until January 28.

CStudios Art Gallery Nu Feminin, by Christopher Steele. Ends Saturday.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Passchendaele – A Ridge Too Far, Photography in Battle; Bruce Roxburgh. 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 Space Closer To Family: After 18 Years, by Linda Swinfield.

Gallery 139 Roughly The Same Size Souvenirs, by Michelle Brodie and Jen Denzin. Until November 5.

Watt Space Gallery Making Meaning, by first year Bachelor of Creative Industries students. Ends Sunday.

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

Acrux Art Gallery Imaginarium. Ends Saturday.

Morpeth Gallery Werner Filipich, Raymond Ward-Thompson, James Hough, Ian Hansen and Max Mannix are The Romantics. Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. 

Clarence Town School of Arts Unfinished Stories. Saturday only, 2pm to 5pm, 48 Grey Street Clarence Town.

Newcastle Museum Dinosaur Revolution, until January 28.

University of Newcastle Gallery The Essence of Shelter. Ends Saturday.


Cinderella Getting to Know production for young performers of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical version of the classic fairy tale. Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows).

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. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm (final shows).

Move Over, Mrs Markham Confusion reigns when three couples converge on a newly-redecorated London flat with sex in mind and expecting it to be empty; comedy by Ray Cooney and John Chapman. Newcastle G and S Comedy Club, at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall, Georgetown. Friday and Saturday, until November 11 – dinner at 7pm, followed by the show; plus 2pm show-only on November 5.

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 8pm Thursday and 2pm on November 4.

Shirley Valentine A lonely English housewife rediscovers herself on a Greek holiday; comedy by Willy Russell. Valley Artists, at Wollombi General Store’s Harp of Erin Theatre. Saturday at 7.30pm.

The Fix A troubled lawyer, planning to jump off a high roof, is interrupted by a security guard having a quick cigarette, and the two discuss their problems; black comedy by Newcastle writer Dez Robertson. Knock & Run Theatre, at The Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.


5 Sawyers Saturday, Alessandro. Sunday, Adrianna Mac.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Gaz N Gaz.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Half Drive.

Bar Petite Saturday, Ty.

Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Elisa Kate.

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Gen X.

Beach Hotel Saturday, D.Love.

Bellbird Hotel Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Belmont 16s Saturday, The Years, Hayden Johns. Sunday, John Noble. 

Belmont Hotel Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, Logan.

Belmont Sporties Saturday, Angel Gear.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Flight Risk.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.

Black Malabar Saturday, Tanya Sparke.

Boatrowers Hotel Sunday, OlzCoolRock.

The Bradford Saturday, The Way.

Burwood Inn Saturday, DJ Tone.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, ColourSound ft. Phil Smart, Tom Massey, Stephen Ashlee, Ben & Tomek (Glasshouse), Stand Atlantic, Doll Holiday, Blue Velvet (warehouse). Sunday, Drapht, Jimmy Recard, Don Quixote, Rapunzel. 

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Anthology.

Carrington Bowling Club Saturday, Pap N’ That.

Catho Pub Saturday, James Naldo, Secret Society. Sunday, Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Show.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, The Andy Show.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Hendo.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Joel Oakhill.

Clarence Town Park Saturday, Clarence Town River Country Hoedown ft. Catherine Britt, The Viper Creek Band, Bill Chambers, James Van Cooper, 24Hours, Finnian Johnson, Trinity Woodhouse, Chelsea Rollings. 

Club Kotara Saturday, Soundabout.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Ron Knight.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Presidential Sweet.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Michael Hawke. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, Viagro.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Paparazzi.

Customs House Saturday, Pete McCredie. Sunday, Ashley Knight, Sunset Club.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Bobby C.

D’Albora Marina Sunday, Roxy.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Hendo.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Greg Bryce Duo.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, John Noble.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Code Red. Sunday, Andrew G.

Easts Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Lennie Live.

Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Angie. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Paperboy.

Finnegans Saturday, Random Hero, DJ Sonic, Yolanda Be Cool.

Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Texas Strangers.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Kevin O'Hara. 

George Tavern Saturday, The V Dubs. 

Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Ben Salter.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Alias.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Sunday, Jen Buxton.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Greg Bryce, Crank. Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Blue Water Cowboys.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Davis & Jayne. Sunday, Jerome, CrocQ.

Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Kelly Griffith.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Jon Schatz.

Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Katie N Feff. Sunday, Sarah Christine.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Shooting Molly.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Eye On You.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, R&R.

The Junction Hotel Saturday, Jason Bone.

Kent Hotel Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends. 

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Crawfish Stew.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, The Illustrators, Napolionic, Liam Gray.

Lizotte’s Saturday, Bruce Mathiske. Sunday, Sara Storer. 

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Sami.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Alias. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Troy Kemp. 

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.

Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Busta Thong. Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Merewether Surfhouse Sunday, Marissa.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Perpetrators. Sunday, The Leadbellies.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Snape Trilogy Band. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Morisset Country Club Sunday, Sami.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Pap N’ That.

Neath Hotel Saturday, The Tantrums.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Bobby C.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Melody Feder.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, 3 Of A Kind.

Newcastle Leagues Club – The Vault Saturday, Witchgrinder, From Love to Violence, Demonatrix, Noveaux.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Dos Eager.

Pelican RSL Club Saturday, The Rebecca Johnson Trio.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Potters Brewery Saturday, Karen O’Shea.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Prestige Inc. Sunday, Shivoo.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Daniel Arvidson, Big Night Out. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Kim.

Redhead Bowling Club Saturday, Milestones.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Sunday, Tim Harding.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Zane Penn.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Yolanda Be Cool, DJ Extraordinate. Sunday, Dos Eager, James Naldo.

Shamrock Hotel Saturday, Duplexity.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, Kristy James.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Saskwatch, Hachiku, Moonlover. 

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Hypnofuzz.

Star Hotel Saturday, Adrianna Mac.

Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, The Lineburners.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Rubber Bullet.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Hey Poncho.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Hummdinger.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Layth Gunn.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Kim & Mik. Sunday, Joel Oakhill.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Beau Hatch. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Sami.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Chris Unicomb.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Arley & I.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Poison Us – The Poison, Guns N Roses & Van Halen tribute.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Jessica Cain.

Weston Workers Saturday, Whiskey Business.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Iguana.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, New Black Shades, D.Love. Sunday, Buzzard Mix, Tim Usher.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Tom Christie.


Barbie: Dolphin Magic (G) Barbie and her sisters work at a coral reef researching dolphins. 

Beetlejuice (PG) When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost to get rid of the humans. (Regal)

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

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

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.

Gifted (PG) Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (Regal)

Hampstead (M) An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath. (Regal)

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.

Jigsaw (MA) Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. 

Jungle (M) A young Israeli backpacker leaves a safe future behind at just 22 to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon jungle. (Tower)

Kedi (PG) A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the cat. (Regal)

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

Maudie (PG) An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. (Regal)

My Little Pony: The Movie (G) When a dark force threatens Ponyville and the Mane 6, they go on a journey to the end of Equestria to save their beloved home.

Only The Brave (M) An inspiring and heroic true story of a crew of 20 firemen from Prescott, Arizona – known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots. (Tower)

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.

Suburbicon (MA) A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.

The Bentley Effect (CTC) A documentary chronicling the rise of the social movement against unconventional gas mining in the Northern Rivers. (Tower)

The Big Sick (M) Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. (Regal)

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

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.

The Mountain Between Us (M) Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive on a remote mountain.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (Event, Glendale)

The Snowman (MA) A detective investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found on a snowman.

The Son of Bigfoot (PG) Teenager Adam sets out to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to discover that his father is the legendary Bigfoot.

The Time Of Their Lives (M) A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend in order to journey from London to France for her ex-lover's funeral. (Regal)

Thor: Ragnarok (M) Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela.

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


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