Make the most of your weekend with a little help from the Herald


Newcastle Pride Festival Fair Day Noon to 5pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle. Hunt & Gather is curating a line-up of quality market stalls and street food vendors; there will be drag shows; music; comedy; parades; live music; children’s activities and more. Wear your most colourful outfit. Details at

Brother Choirs Together 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Adamstown Uniting Church. Music by The Sydney Male Choir and Waratah MV Choir. Entry $20 with part of the profits going to Farmers Relief Fund.

Tenambit Public School P&C Creative Arts Festival 9am to 2pm, Edward Street, Tenambit. 

Morisset Show’s Drought Relief Fundraiser Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 6pm, Morisset Showground. The show committee will be accepting donations of stock feed, pet food, bottled water, cash donations and IGA gift cards. A fundraiser for Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale.

Haemochromatosis Conference Saturday and Sunday, Harbourview, Queen’s Wharf, Newcastle. This year’s theme is “Detection and prevention: a future without iron overload?”

Family Fun Day 9am to 2pm, Fletcher Early Leaning Centre. All welcome, free entry. Raffle proceeds to Camp Quality. There will be markets, music, entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, cupcake decorating, yoga, Zumba, plaster painting, a jumping castle and more. 

Newcastle Jazz Festival 2018 Saturday and Sunday, Wests New Lambton. Four stages and more than 40 bands.

West African Drumming Classes 2pm to 3pm, Hamilton South Public School. 

Music Merch Day Live @ The Wicko 11am to 5pm, Wickham Park Hotel. Stalls from businesses like Big Apachee, Black Pug Records, Obsessive and more. Live music, family friendly all-ages event. 

Frock N Rock Headspace Fundraiser 6.30pm, Newcastle Leagues Club. Frock up and dance the nght away to Flattrakkers. Entry $5, proceeds to Headspace. 

University of Newcastle Open Day 10am to 4pm.  Explore the Callaghan campus (the hub for science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) – and the NeW Space facility, home to business, law and creative industries schools. 

Open Day Events at the University of Newcastle Gallery 11am to 2pm: Aboriginal Weaving Workshop; 1pm and 2.30pm: vocalist Georgie Jones; 3pm: artwork raffle.

Bush Dance for the Pilliga 4.30pm to 11.30pm, Croatian Club, Wickham. A family-friendly event “to save the Pilliga from CSG”. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door.

CheerCon The Experience Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 8pm, Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium. 


Healthy Oceans Talk 2pm, Tomaree Library and Community Centre, Salamander Bay. Presented by Justin Field, NSW Greens MLC.

Buy A Bale Bowls Day 9am to 2pm, Heaton-Birmingham Gardens Bowling Club. Prizes for best-dressed team; music; markets; raffles.

Newcastle Pride Festival Priscilla Pride Wine Tour Tickets at

LEGO Brick Parade 10am to 4pm, The Place, Charlestown Community Centre. A selection of brick-built creations by SydLUG’s talented LEGO fans plus a play area. A fundraiser for Charlestown Scouts. Entry $5 per person or $15 per family.

The $15 million Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park.

The $15 million Pasterfield Sports Complex at Cameron Park.

Family Fun Day 10am to 2pm, Pasterfield Sports Complex, Cameron Park. Celebrate the grand opening of the $15 million complex with skate, AFL and cricket demos, Segway rides, face painting, Zumba and karate classes.

Le Tour de Glen William 9am to 2pm, Glen William Public School. A 26km or 10km bike ride. Also, market, food and fresh produce stalls; entertainment; children’s activities.

Motorfest Maitland 7am onwards, Maitland Showground. Show and Shine and a swap meet. Proceeds to Kids in Need. 


Introduce your children to orchestral music at Orchestra Nova’s performance of Peter and the Wolf at Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay, on September 16. Children’s activities in the foyer from 2pm and concert starts at 2.30pm. Tickets at the door: $5 per person with a family maximum of $20.


Subject to cancellation at late notice due to weather conditions

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park.  

Sacred Tree Markets Saturday, 10am to 3pm, D’Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay.

Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin. 

Tarro Mini Markets and Garage Sale Saturday, 8am to 2.30pm, Tarro Uniting Church hall and grounds.

Swansea Markets Saturday, 8.30am to 1pm, Quinn Park, Swansea.

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, Newcastle Showgrounds, Broadmeadow. 

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


Art Systems Wickham Where Will I Find Her: Mapping the Reclamation of Feminine Landscapes, by Naomi Wild, until August 27.

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. 

Maitland Regional Art Gallery All That Glitters, until September 2. Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial; Nicola Bolton’s The Garden Palette, until October 21. Concerning Peace, various artists, until November 25. Finding Country, until February 17. Paul Partos, until October 14.  

The Lock Up Saturday and Sunday at 6pm: Shapes of Restraint, a contemporary Catapult Dance production and installation exploring collective identity featuring Wiradjuri/Darkinjung artist Dale Collier and renowned choreographer and dancer, Craig Bary. 

Lovett Gallery The Children’s Library. Ends Saturday. 

University of Newcastle Gallery Painting the Song, from the Sims Dickson Collection. Ends Sunday. 

Newcastle ArtSpace Go Big Or Go Home, decorative and functional ceramics by students of Karia Wood. Ends Sunday.

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. Ends Sunday.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Look Twice Photographic Exhibition, until September 24.

Gallery 139 Garden State, by Jo Dyer. Ends Sunday. 

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, until September 25.


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. Reamus Youth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.

The Best of the Best Favourite songs from 16 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; plus 2pm show-only Sunday matinee.

Burlesque Show – I Want To Be Evil Amusing adult cabaret looking at how people, often unknowingly, become villains. Porcelain Productions, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Three actors deliver scenes from all 37 Shakespeare plays. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. 

We Will Rock You Lively musical comedy using the songs of British rock band Queen which looks at a future where a group of bohemians struggle to get a ban on live music removed. Metropolitan Players, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.


5 Sawyers Saturday, AK Morris. Sunday, Jerome Duo.

Adamstown United Sports Club Saturday, Trataka.

Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Brothers Choirs Together.

Anchorage Port Stephens Sunday, James Naldo.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Witchery. Sunday, Reggie Sinclair.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Spank N The Monkey.

Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Barracuda.

Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Mick n Josh, Little Cents.

Belmont 16s Saturday, The Jungle Kings, DIAMOND - A Musical Tribute to Neil Diamond, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmont Hotel Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Jumpin Jukebox.

The Bradford Saturday, Dirty Deeds - AC/DC Show.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Craze ft. Blanke, Avance. Sunday, Stoker, Stranger Than Friends, Surf Trash.

Catho Pub Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Boltman.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Pete McCredie.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Live Baby Live – INXS show.

Club Kotara Saturday, Shivoo.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Greg Bryce.

Colliery Inn Sunday, Big Pete.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, MardMax Trio.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Jamming With You.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Devultra, Gareth Hudson.

Customs House Saturday, Urby. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Matt Gaudry.

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

Denman Hotel Saturday, Brazillian Brothers Duo. Sunday, Scully.

Dora Creek Workers Club Sunday, Stu Morrison.

Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Paul Watters.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Roxy.

Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Outerphase.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Finnegans Saturday, G Wizard.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The Rattle.

Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Paparazzi.

Grain Store Saturday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, J.J King.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Alias.

Hamilton Station Hotel Sunday, Boots Ballico, Lachlan X. Morris, Kristen Lee Morris.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Dean Kyrwood, Usual Suspects. Sunday, James Martens.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Rich & Famous.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, The Search Party. Sunday, Wanted Dead Or Alive - The Bon Jovi Show.

Iron Horse Inn Saturday, Secret Society.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Overload.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Moot, The Donkey Browns, Not Not’s. Sunday, Gold Stone & Tim Hudspith.

Lizotte’s Saturday, Bring On The Night – Celebrating the Music of Sting. 

Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, James Naldo.

Lucky Hotel Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Bobby C.

Mary Ellen Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Dos Eager.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Glamstars.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Mojo Bandits. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Morisset Country Club Sunday, Romney Watts.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Karen Soper.

Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Pap & That.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Frick N Orson.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Marissa.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Anyerin.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Saturday, Jessica Cain. Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Mark Wood, Dennis Val.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Jordan Fleming. Sunday, Ashley Knight.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Triple Zero.

Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Tre Soul, Megan Core. Sunday, Mark Wells Trio, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Project X.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, The Hitpit.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Saturday, Kelly Hope. Sunday, Greg Sherar.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, Joel Procter.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Kylie Jane Duo.

Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Ryan Daley, Z-Star Trinity. Sunday, Dynamite.

Shortland Hotel Saturday, Bobby C.

Small Ballroom Saturday, Cosmic Ken.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks show.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Petty – A tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Sunday, Passport To Airlie heat 3.

Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, 2 Left Feet.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, The New Cool Duo. Sunday, Four To The Floor.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, No Control.

Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Codi Kaye.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Max Jackson.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Romney Watts.

Toronto Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Tim Pringle.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Real Gone Cats & DJ George “Houndog” Galea. 

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.

Warners At The Bay Saturday, The Remedy.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, All Access 80s.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Tom Christie.

Weston Workers Saturday, The Years.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests New Lambton Saturday, Iguana. 

Wests New-Lambton Bowling Club Saturday, The Leo Larratt Quintet, Steph Russell Septet. 

Wests NEX Saturday, Matt McLaren Duo. Sunday, Flight Facilities, The Kite String Tangle, Haiku Hands.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Carrot Bowen & the Collective. Sunday, Brien McVernon, Z-Star Trinity, Tom Blake.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Kazzie.


Andy Irons – Kissed by God (M) A film about bipolar disorder and 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 policeman, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan.

Book Club (M) Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles Fifty Shades of Grey. 

Chasing Comets (PG) Chase’s dream to play in the NRL is falling by the wayside, just like his relationship to Brooke. At his lowest point, Chase takes a leap of faith to sort out his life. But living this out is a far greater challenge than he imagined, especially among team mates who won't let him give up his partying ways without a fight. (Tower)

Crazy Rich Asians (PG) Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year. 

Duck Duck Goose (PG) A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south. (Event, Glendale)

Hotel For Dogs (PG) Nickelodeon presents this live action family dog tale about a foster home for stray pooches. (Event, Glendale)

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy (M) Long before Cold Chisel, long before Barnsey, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant.

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games (G) When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.

Mirai (PG) A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future. (Tower)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (M) Ethan Hunt and his IMF team are in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Slender Man (MA) A tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, is reputed to be responsible for the disappearance of countless children.

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 Happytime Murders (MA) When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

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.

West Of Sunshine (M) A father has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while looking after his young son. (Tower)