It's the weekend. Make the most of it with the Herald's planner.


Church Garage Sale 8.30am to 12.30pm, St John’s Presbyterian Church Hall, corner Hanbury and Macquarie streets, Mayfield. 

Luskintyre Family Fun Day 9am to 5pm, Luskintyre Airfield, 252 Pywells Road, Luskintyre. Organised by The Rotaract Club of the Hunter, there will be arcade games, stalls and joy flights in vintage aircrafts (bookings recommeded). Entry is free. All proceeds to the Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW

2018 Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival A two-month celebration of the best the Hunter Valley has to offer. Go to for the program of events.

Science At The Museum 10am to 3pm, Saturdays and Sundays until June 30, Maitland Regional Museum, 73 Church Street, Maitland. Explores an eclectic mix of science topics ranging from science oddities and how they work, 3-D printing, fossils, stereoscopes and engineering LEGO. Children take home a fossil. 

World Environment Day Workshops 10.30am to 1.30pm, Bunnings Wallsend. Corner Sandgate Road & Minmi Road Wallsend Designed for children.

Sketchy Saturdays 1pm to 2pm, 139 Main Road, Speers Point. Practice your drawing skills and learn new techniques each week. 

War & Peace 7pm to 9pm, 582 Freemans Drive, Cooranbong. Experience Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in a collaboration between Newcastle Wind Orchestra, Avondale Singers and Port Harmony featuring Kathryn Dries as mezzo soprano soloist with conductors Dr Ian Cook and Aleta King. Presented by the Conservatorium of Music at Avondale College of Higher Education.

Car Wash Fundraiser For Kenya 9am to 1pm, Merewether Baptist Church, 75 Morgan Street, Merewether. 

Roller Derby Harbour Hellcats vs Fort Smashleys, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Tickets available at the door: Adults $12; children $8; family $35. Doors open 5.30pm for 6.30pm start.

Azure Dance of Life 4pm onwards, Uniting Hall, 178 Glebe Road, Merewether. Fundraiser for Australian Marine Conservation Society. Tickets $25 at the door or at


Rachel Prest

Rachel Prest

Raid My Wardrobe 10am to 3pm, Newcastle Basketball Stadium, corner Curley and Young roads, Broadmeadow. Quality pre-loved clothing and accessories, plus the fifth annual bra drive for Uplift Project in Newcastle which helps gift bras to women in need in Asian-Pacific countries like Fiji. Entry to event $5 at the door.  Cash sales only but there is an ATM on-site.

Lungs For Life Car Show 9.30am onwards, John Tucker Park, Paterson. Auctions; raffles; car and hot rod display; food and market stalls. Bev Brock is donating a painting by the late Peter Brock.

Maitland River Run Different courses in and around The Levee and river bank of Maitland’s CBD. Race office open 6am to 11am at  The Levee on High Street.

Winter Bridal Expo in the Vineyards 10am to 2pm, Ben Ean, McDonalds Road, Pokolbin.

Film – Line of Descent Warren Miller travels the globe, by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Screening at Tower Cinemas, Newcastle, 6pm.

Charity Golf Day at Kurri Kurri Golf Club The Umbrella Foundation Australia and Centre for Hope are raising money for the Kurri Kurri Public School’s Wheels of Hope program and a post-earthquake Nepal school rebuild. 

Regent Street Heritage Walk 2pm to 4pm, 71-73 Church Street, Maitland. Followed by afternoon tea in Brough House. Tickets at

Blue Planet Winter Pro Series 8am, Dixon Park Beach, Newcastle. Newcastle Stand Up Paddle Club.

Ride Sunday 8am, Fraser Motorcycles, Broadmeadow. Ride to Sandgate to join with Soul Cafe Winter Appeal. 

Student Violin Concert 2pm to 4.30pm, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.


Hit the Town! Singles Bar Hop is on Friday, June 29. It’s described as speed dating meets pub crawl people in their 20s and 30s. Three groups will rotate around three different bars in Newcastle’s CBD throughout the evening, meeting at a fourth and final location to mingle. Tickets $95 per person which includes four cocktails and finger food. Go to


** Subject to cancellation at late notice due to weather conditions

The Olive Tree Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Civic Park, Newcastle. 

Farmers & Artisan Market @ Toronto Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Toronto Foreshore. 

Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin. 

Hamilton Clocktower Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, James Street Plaza, Beaumont Street, Hamilton.

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

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

Rose McAllister

Rose McAllister

Hunter Street Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.

Flea By The Sea Sunday, 2pm, The Kiosk, Newcastle Beach.

Maitland Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Maitland Showground. 

Adamstown Lions Markets Sunday, 7am to 12.30pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.

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


The Lock-Up Hunter Red: Seeing Red, by Dale Collier, Dean Cross, David Griggs, Tina Havelock Stevens, Maggie Hensel-Brown, Doug Heslop, Raquel Ormella, Baden Pailthorpe, Mike Parr and Mumu Mike Williams. Until July 1. 

Art Systems Wickham On Sacred Grouind, by Rose McAllister. Until June 17.

Old Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi Entwines Exhibition and Sales 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday until June 11. Featuring the work of The Five Weavers & Fibreworkers.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery The Two of Us, by Frances & Chris Fussell. Until July 1.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Hunter Red: Re(A)d Earth. Until July 22.

Gloucester Gallery Children’s art from the group of schools along the Bucketts Way, these include Stroud, Stroud Road, Stratford, Gloucester Public, St Joseph’s, Barrington, Booral and Krambach schools. Until June 17.

The University Gallery Memoranda. Until June 15.

Watt Space Gallery Friends of the University Student Art Prize. Ends Sunday.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Luminous Maitland; Stuart Scott. Until August 12. Hunter Red: Razzamatazz. Until July 22. All That Glitters, by Mandy Robinson and Jen Denzin. Until September 2. Secrets, by Wendy Sharpe. Until June 30.

Cooks Hill Galleries Black & White, by Ben Kenning. Until June 25.

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre A Musical Kaleidoscope of Colour; Spinners & Weavers. Until July 3.

Newcastle Art Gallery Archibald Prize 2017; Young Archie: Newcastle. Until June 24.

Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back Galleries Flora & Fauna, by Kara Wood, Mel Pegg, Holly Marlin. Ends Sunday.

Timeless Textiles Incubating Fibre. Until June 9. Run in conjunction with The Creator Incubator.

Gallery 139 Embedded, by Caelli Jo Brooker, Alison Smith, Ahn Wells. Until June 10.

Morpeth Gallery Fur, Feathers and Under The Ocean. Saturday and Sunday only. 


Hinterland Satirical comedy by Matt Cameron. Lindsay Street Players and Young People’s Theatre, at YPT’s Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 2pm.

Playhouse Creatures Actresses in 17th century London struggle to win roles in an era when men dominated stages; comedy by April de Angelis based on real women and events. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Shakespeare Festival Hunter Drama acting and musical theatre students aged 6 to 21 in three programs featuring their colourful adaptations of sequences from Shakespeare’s plays. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday, at 2pm and 6.30pm.

Wanted – One Body! Comical mystery by Charles Dyer. Newcastle G and S Players Comedy Club, at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall, Georgetown. Dinner show, Saturday at 7pm, plus show-only matinee on Sunday at 2pm.

Gothique Darkly amusing female burlesque cabaret with Newcastle and Hunter performers Berlin Von Black, Dani, Vivienne Rose and Ebony Strange, and guests including the Porcelain Dolls. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 8pm.


5 Sawyers Saturday, Devultra. Sunday, Crocq.

Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Lachlan X. Morris, She’s My You, Byren, The Duke of Erlington.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Pat Vs. Cat.

Argyle House Saturday, Argyle’s 5th Birthday. 

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, The Way.

Bar Petite Saturday, Aqwa. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

Battlesticks Bar Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, James Naldo.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Shivoo.

Beach Hotel Sunday, Colin Tegg Experience.

Belmont 16s Saturday, Megan Core. Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, The Tantrums.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Amigos.

The Bradford Saturday, Allstar.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Escape The Fate, Awaken I Am, Between Kings (main room) The Hard-Ons (warehouse). Sunday, Scabz, Hey Lady, Rort Menace.

Catho Pub Saturday, Jamie Martens. Sunday, Rock Oz.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Beth Gleeson.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Layth Gunn.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Iguana.

Club Kotara Saturday, Loko.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Club Singleton Saturday, All Access 80’s.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Outerphase.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, The Blues Wizards.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Ben Travis.

Customs House Saturday, Perry Carter. Sunday, Matt McLaren.  

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Ty.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Kyle Cartner.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Norm Bakker.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Coal Train.

Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Duplexity.

Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, James Osborn.

Finnegans Saturday, Chunky Dip, Sonic, Extraordinate, Tig, Hooey, Gillecks & Lawson. 

FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, TK Reeve.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Cover Girls.

Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.

​Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Grim Demise, Kaosphere.

Hawks Nest Golf Club Saturday, Witchery.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Andy Show.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Jimmy Craz Band. Sunday, Lisa Hunt & Forever Soul.

Hotel Jesmond Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Hunter River Hotel Saturday, Alias Duo.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, The Trade-Ins.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Mojo Bandits.

The Junction Hotel Saturday, Phonic Duo.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Sunset Bros.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Bob Allan.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Guerrilla Radio.

Lizotte’s Saturday-Sunday, Richard Clapton, Benny Black. 

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Lucky Hotel Sunday, The Gleeson’s.

Mary Ellen Saturday, The V Dubs.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Levymen.

Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Anyerin Trio.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, GenR8. Sunday, Arley Black.

Morisset Country Club Sunday, Jacinta.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Gasoline Halos.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Josh & Liv. Sunday, Marissa.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Tim Harding.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Saturday, The Years.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Allon, Holly Mae.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Pelican RSL Saturday, The Smarts.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Bandditts. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Potters Brewery Saturday, Joel Oakhill.

Premier Hotel Sunday, Anthology.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Jessica Cain, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Marks Wells Trio, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Anthony Lee.

River Royal Inn Morpeth Sunday, Kazzie.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Jade Holland Band.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Witchery.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Andrew G.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Paparazzi.

Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, DLove Duo, Thundamentals. Sunday, Michael Peter Duo, Casey Bellamy.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, James Naldo. Sunday, James Naldo.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Replay, All Access 80s.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Two Left Feet.

Souths Leagues Club Saturday, Matty G.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Method. 

Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, Ladies Legends & Larrikins.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Maryanne Rex.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, The New Cool.

Swansea Workers Saturday, The Rockets.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, John Larder.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Rommey Watts.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.

Toronto Hotel Sunday, Jim Neal.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Snape Trilogy.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, The Leadbellies.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, The Remedy Duo.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Love That Hat.  

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Saturday, The Big Bang.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Little Cents, Headbin, Pornskas, EME. Sunday, Phoenix, Voodoo Express.


Avengers: Infinity War (M) The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos.

Breath (M) A former professional surfer mentors two teens. 

Deadpool 2 (MA15+) Starring Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouth murdering anti-hero. 

Duck Duck Goose (PG) Animated comedy-adventure following a bachelor goose who makes pals with two lost ducklings.

Gringo (MA) An American businessman finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.

I Feel Pretty (M) Renee desperately wants to be one of the “pretty” girls. 

Last Flag Flying (M) 30 years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry “Doc” Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Reverend Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission. (Lake Cinema)

Life of the Party (M) Melissa McCarthy enrols as an adult student at her daughter’s university.

Mr Church (M) A young girl and her dying mother are joined by a cook who comes to live with them. (Regal)

Phantom Thread (M) In the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma. (Lake)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (M) Han Solo leads Lucasfilm’s second standalone Star Wars film, passing Harrison Ford’s role down to Alden Ehrenreich. The film follows Han and Chewbacca before they joined the Rebellion.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (M) A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II. (Regal)

The Incredibles (PG) Pixar’s stylish 2004 blockbuster was their first film to feature human characters as its focus.

Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past (E) Bandleader Vince Giordano keeps the jazz age alive with his 11-member band. (Tower)