Hunter Record Fair 9am to 4pm, Kotara High School (entry via Lexington Parade, Adamstown). New and second-hand vinyl records and CDs. Entry $3. A percentage of profits go to Kotara High School P&C.
Ice Hockey 4.30pm, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Warners Bay. Join the Newcastle Northstars for their last home game of the season against Adelaide Adrenaline.
Street Feast 4pm to 8pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East.
Love Sea Food Weekend Festival Saturday and Sunday, D’Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay. Seafood tastings; cooking demonstrations; hands-on seafood preparation experiences; oyster shucking competition; family friendly activities and more.
Science in Practice – Developing our World and the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival Mini EV Workshop 10am to 4pm, CT Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan. Part of 2018 National Science Week. Tickets at eventbrite.com.au.
Warners Bay Community Garden Working Bee 9am, Bunya Park, Cherry Road. Enjoy a free morning tea and lunch and help make two new raised garden beds and build a retaining wall.
Cranky Handle Rally Saturday and Sunday, Richmond Vale Railway Museum, 262 Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale. Hosted by The Hunter Valley Vintage Farm Machinery Club, it’s a demonstration of early farm machinery and vintage steam engines by Maitland Steam. Marjorie the steam locomotive will take visitors on short rides. Cost to enter is $16 adults; $11 concession; $7.50 for children aged five to 15.
Self Defence Workshop 24 Dawson Street, Cooks HIll. YWCA Hunter is running a free two-hour self defence workshop for mothers and daughters (aged 10 and above). Places are limited. Phone 4929 2954.
Lake Macquarie Family History Group Meeting 10am to 4pm, Marmong Point Community Hall, 31B George Street, Marmong Point. A discussion on internet/computer security at 11am and at 2pm, guest speaker Gay Hendriksen, president of the Parramatta Female Factory Friends, will talk about convict female factories. Entry is free; all welcome.
Family History Day 10.30am to 2.30pm, Newcastle Memorial Park, 176 Anderson Drive, Maitland. Maitland & Beyond Family History will be helping visitors with family history research. Crematorium tours at 11.30am and 1pm. Sausage sizzle with gold coin donation.
TAFE NSW Open Day 10am to 2pm, TAFE NSW Newcastle Campus, 266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill.
Iced Novo 10am onwards, The Croatian Wickham Sports Club. Fundraiser to help the club save money and emissions by going solar. Market and food stalls, live music on two stages, Fire and Flow at sunset. Entry by donation.
Newcastle Stitches & Craft Show Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Studio classes; cake demonstrations, cosplay crafting and Sky Carter’s weaving displays.
Mark Hughes Foundation Magic Ball 6.30pm, NEX Newcastle. A fundraiser for brain cancer.
Plant + Pot Pop-Up Shop 9am to 5pm, Charlestown Square, hosted by Creative Village Newcastle.
Newcastle Pro Wrestling Annual Rumble 7.30pm, Charlestown Bowling Club. Doors open 6.30pm.
Merewether Beach Clean Meet on the beach at 10am, bring family and friends.
Style Crawl Newcastle – Slow Wearing Well 2018 Meet at 10am at Pappa Sven and walk to shops, hear stories and insights into design processes, ideas and personal experiences. Hosted by High Tea With Mrs Woo. Free event; lunch can be pre-booked and paid for.
Hunter Science Festival Noon to 2pm, Newcastle Museum. Meet inspiring local scientists; climb on a garbage truck; watch science shows; meet reptiles; build and race a solar car and more.
Do The 5 For NSW Police Legacy 9am, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East. A 5km run or walk along the eastern shoreline in support of NSW Police and their families. Enter at dothe5.gofundraise.com.au.
Frontline Hobbies Gundam Build Day 10.30am to 4pm, Frontline Hobbies. Beginners welcome.
Millfield Public School Annual Community Fair 9am to 2pm, 105 Wollombi Road, Millfield. Markets, live music, rides, raffles, fence post ripping, dancing, karate and a tiger moth fly over. Free entry, but a gold coin donation will be accepted by Millfield RFS for the drought relief.
SAVE THE DATE
The Lock-Up and Catapult Dance present Shapes of Restraint, with performances at 6pm on Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25. A weekend-only collaborative and immersive performance featuring Wiradjuri/Darkinjung artist Dale Collier and renowned choreographer and dancer, Craig Bary. Tickets are $10 and available from The Lock-Up website. Children are welcome, although it is recommended that they be over the age of eight.
Also, on September 2 at 5.30pm Cessnock Regional Art Gallery is using a live theatre performance to recreate life before televisions, when audiences attended radio plays. A trip down memory lane. Book by phoning 4991 6619.
Subject to cancellation at late notice due to weather conditions
Warners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, Warners Bay Foreshore.
Scared Tree Markets Saturday, 10am to 3pm, D’Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay.
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.
Hunter Street Markets Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Adamstown Lions Markets Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.
Succulents, Cacti and All Plants Market Sunday, 8.30am to 1pm, Newcastle Basketball Stadium.
Kotara Genuine Farmers Markets Sunday, 8am to noon, Kotara South Public School.
Toronto Lions Markets Sunday, 7.30am to 1pm, Lions Park (next to Fennell Bay Bridge), Toronto.
The Sunday Muster Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Mortels Sheepskin Factory, Thornton.
ARTS & CULTURE
Art Systems Wickham Where Will I Find Her: Mapping the Reclamation of Feminine Landscapes, by Naomi Wild. Until August 27.
Morpeth Gallery Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm, 5 Green Street, Morpeth. Artist Robyn Collier book signing and exhibition.
The Red Apron Gourmet Kitchen Still Under Your Spell, by Kristy Holt.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Yes Yes Yes Yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s; Moving Histories // Future Directions. Until September 23. Also, For the Love of Art – Vera Zulumovski, Sunday at 2pm to 4pm, All welcome; bookings essential by phoning 4921 0382.
The Hunter Artisan Gallery & Cafe The Maitland Embroiderers Display: Prelude to Romance; The Strands That Bind Us. Until August 19.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Luminous Maitland; Stuart Scott – Faces of Maitland from the Mrag Collection. Ends Sunday. Wendy Sharpe – Secrets. Until August 19; All That Glitters. Until September 2. Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial; Nicola Bolton’s The Garden Palette. Until October 21.
The Lock Up The Ghosts of Nothing: In Memory of Johnny B. Goode. Ends Sunday.
Lovett Gallery The Children’s Library. Until August 25.
University of Newcastle Gallery Painting the Song, from the Sims Dickson Collection. Until August 26.
Newcastle ArtSpace Go Big Or Go Home, decorative and functional ceramics by students of Karia Wood.
Watt Space Gallery ReFrame: 2018 Student Art Prize. Until September 2.
Newcastle Art Gallery Stain Me With The Intensity of Black, by Patricia Wilson-Adams. Until August 26.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Look Twice Photographic Exhibition. Until September 24.
Gallery 139 Garden State, by Jo Dyer. Until August 26.
Newcastle Museum Voyage to the Deep, about undersea exploration and adventure. Until October 21. Shadows of Sacrifice, Newcastle’s Great War 1914 to 1918. Until December 16.
Timeless Textiles SeedArtLab: Seed Language, by Sophie Munns. Until September 2.
Hunter Galleries at Dalwood Estate Modern and traditional, with a common theme of country landscapes and native fauna. Until August 31.
Port Stephens Community Art Centre Our Sunburnt Land; Dancing on the Red Wind.
All’s Well That Ends Well The romance between a young count and an attractive woman goes through many trials and tribulations in Shakespeare’s comedy – will all end well? Reamus Youth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
The Best of the Best Favourite songs from 20 Tony-award winning musicals, with the audience joining in singalongs. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm.
Pinocchio Engaging musical adaptation by Novocastrians William Ford and Glenda Price of Carlo Collodi’s novel about a wooden puppet who becomes a live person. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm (final shows).
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Sunday, CrocQ & Friends.
Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Deborah Humble.
Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Joy Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Craig Thomson Duo.
Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Secret Society.
Bar Petite Saturday, Michael Peter.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, James Naldo. Sunday, Aqwa.
Beach Hotel Sunday, Geoff Achison.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Cruzers, Hayden Johns. Sunday, 2 Left Feet.
Belmont Hotel Sunday, Kristy James.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Evergreen.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Sundays Record.
The Bradford Saturday, Minute By Minute.
Cambridge Hotel Sunday, Port Royal, Southern End, Something Something Explosion, Surf Trash, Fungas, Smoke & Rain.
Catho Pub Saturday, Shawn Lidster. Sunday, Club Esky.
Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Four To The Floor.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, Christ Church Camerata & the Festival Strings.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Viper Creek, Pistol Pete.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Damien.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Jamie Martens.
Croatian Wickham Sports Club Saturday, Iced Novo ft. East Coast Low, Bitchcraft, Cherry Stain, The Buzzard Mix, Motherlode, Kahibah Brass. Sunday, Witchlock and the Blues Wizards.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, DJ Z4KLND, Lauren Arms.
Customs House Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Anyerin.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Emily Smith.
D’Albora Marina Sunday, Matty G.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Frick N Orson.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, DJ Cotton.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Pistol Pete.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Zac and Ben.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Bad Paris. Sunday, Uptown.
Finnegans Saturday, Luke La Beat.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Soundscape.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Jamie Martens Duo.
George Tavern Saturday, Shaka.
Grain Store Sunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction Hotel Saturday-Sunday, Raised By Eagles.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, StateFX.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Taken By Force, Overlord BD, Overpower, Napalm, Temple Of Athena. Sunday, Boots Porter, Jack Lundie, India.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Greg Bryce, The Smarts. Sunday, The Levymen.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Faves.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Loko.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Echo.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, A Tribute To Pearl Jam & Powderfinger.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Enschway.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, James Naldo.
Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Code Red.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Sleepeaser, New Boon, Landon Elliot River. Sunday, Arcades & Lions, Oilbaron, Rachel Maria Cox, Floral Sheets.
Lizotte’s Saturday, Jason Owens sings John Denver. Sunday, Kaki King (US).
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Sunhill Drive. Sunday, Ben Travis.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Jade Holland Band.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Early Daze.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Trataka.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Snape Trilogy Band. Sunday, Max Jackson.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Maryanne Rex.
Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Holly Mae Wilson.
Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Rox Pianoman.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Witchery.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The Levymen. Sunday, Megan Core.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Dave Carter.
Newcastle Conservatorium Saturday, Michael Lampard & Ross Fiddes, Deborah Humble.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Love That Hat.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Sarah Christine.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Bobby C.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Big Night Out.
Pelican RSL Saturday, Overload.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Joel Proctor. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.
Premier Hotel Sunday, The Smarts.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Ngariki.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Jason Bone, Lithium. Sunday, Hummingbirds, Wharf Life.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Rox Pianoman.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Kristy James.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Stu Morrison.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Michael Hawke.
Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, Scully.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Grant Walmsley Duo.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Aqwa, DV8. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Brendan Murphy.
Small Ballroom Saturday, Motorik Vibe Council.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Blue Suede Boppers.
South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, The Urban Chiefs. Sunday, Passport To Airlie heat 2.
Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Elissa Kate.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Kiss The Frog. Sunday, The Years.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Darren Rollings Keys Duo. Sunday, Beau Hatch Band.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Purple Hearts.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Stu Morrison.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Jayde Corner.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Bernie.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, John Noble.
Toronto Hotel Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Robbie Long.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Mardmax.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Joel Oakhill.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Rocking Jukebox Duo.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Deuce.
Westfield Kotara Saturday, Matt Gaudry.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Hummingbirds.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Ted Mulry Gang, Marissa + 2.
Wests NEX Saturday, The Big Bang.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Little Cents, Porkers + Plan C. Sunday, John Larder, Floyd Vincent & the Temple Dogs.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye.
Andy Irons - Kissed by God (M) A film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.
Ant-Man and The Wasp (PG) As Scott Lang balances being a super hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr Hank Pym present a new mission.
BlacKkKlansman (MA) Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Book Club (M) Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey.
Duck Duck Goose (PG) A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south. (Event, Glendale)
Elvis – ’68 Comeback Special (CTC) See the iconic television special starring singer Elvis Presley, that originally aired on December 3, 1968. It marked Elvis Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched his singing career.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (M) Ethan Hunt and his IMF team are in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.
On Chesil Beach (M) An insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing, bound by the social mores of another era.
Slender Man (MA) A tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens.
The Darkest Minds (M) Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.
The Equalizer 2 (MA) A sequel to the the 2014 film, which is based on the TV series about a retired agent who's a hired gun for vengeance.
The Incredibles 2 (PG) Bob Parr is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen is out saving the world.
The Meg (M) After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (MA) A pair of friends embark on an espionage adventure after one of them finds out her ex is a spy.
The Wife (M) A woman questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for literature.
The Workshop (M) Antoine attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. (Tower)