A-League Round 4 Newcastle Jets vs Sydney FC, kick-off 7.50pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.
Biddabah Public School Fete 1-7pm, Medcalf Street, Warners Bay. Market stalls, entertainment, food, games, rides and much more.
Festival X Saturday; Ricochet Songs Master Class - The Industry, Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle. Sunday; Red Carpet Screening Night & 3rd Annual Newbie Awards, Event Cinemas, Newcastle; This Land concert at The Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle.
Horse Racing 11am to 6pm, Newcastle Jockey Club, Broadmeadow. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter hold their charity race day.
Newcastle Italian Film Festival Saturday & Sunday, Event Cinemas, Newcastle. Saturday; Sea Dreaming Girls (M) 4pm, Ignorance Is Bliss (M) 7pm. Sunday; It’s The Law (M) 2pm, Suburra (R) 4pm, Life Is Beautiful (PG) 7pm.
Newcastle Lapidary Club Gem and Jewellery Fair Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Newcastle Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC), corner Young and Melbourne Roads, Broadmeadow.
Newcastle Pro Wrestling 7pm, Club Maitland City, Rutherford.
Sound Advice 2-5pm, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle West. MusicNSW presents series of panels, talks and masterclasses featuring the best in the music business, plus a chance to meet other players in the scene. Free event, but RSVP required.
Surfing the Spectrum Summer Series 9am to 2pm, Caves Beach Surf Club. A community-based surfing initiative, connecting volunteers to people with autism in an ocean environment teaching the participants ocean awareness and promoting the benefits of surf therapy.
The Newcastle International Animation Festival Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm, Event Cinemas, King Street, Newcastle. This year’s festival introduces a local produce session dedicated to showcasing the talents of Hunter animators. This will be followed up by a Q&A with animators and industry insiders.
The Olive Tree Christmas Twilight Market 3-8pm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery. An evening celebration featuring art, design, street food purveyors, free kids workshops, street performers, live music and community dining.
Write 4 Rights: Your Words Can Change Lives - The Space Saturday & Sunday, Newcastle Regional Library, Laman Street, Newcastle. Amnesty's “Write For Rights” campaign, encourages human rights supporters and members of the public to write letters and cards to express their support for individual cases. This year the campaign focuses on women who have faced imprisonment, persecution and harassment.
2018 Rowing Sprint Championships 8am to 3pm, Throsby Creek, Carrington.
Adamstown Remembrance Day 2018 Service 10.30-11.30am, Adamstown War Memorial, Brunker Road.
Armistice Centenary Celebration 1-4pm, Sketchley Pioneer Cottage and Museum, 1 Sketchley Street, Raymond Terrace.
Carrington Community Colouring-In Art Therapy Exhibition 9.30am to 3pm, Carrington Bowling Club. There will be demonstrations of colouring-in using pencils and marker pens, artwork and crafts for sale including handmade Christmas cards, gifts and decorations.
Centenary of Armistice Day 10.15-11.30am, Civic Park, Newcastle. The 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I is marked by the official unveiling of the Newcastle Eternal Flame of Remembrance.
Hamilton Remembrance Day Centenary Service 10.30-11.30am, Gregson Park, Hamilton.
Miss Porter’s House Museum Open Day 1-4pm, Miss Porter’s House Museum, 434 King Street, Newcastle West. See what your great-grandmother recycled. Florence, Ella and Hazel Porter made, mended and recycled soap, shoes, furniture, flour bags and much more.
Power Boat Racing 9.30am to 4pm, Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace. Free entry and food and refreshments available.
Raymond Terrace Remembrance Day Service 10.30-11.15am, 2A Jacaranda Ave, Raymond Terrace.
Remembrance Day Service Fort Scratchley 10.40am. There will be a flypast with aircraft from the Williamstown RAAF Base as well as a parade.
Santa’s Big Arrival 10am to 2pm, Market Place Raymond Terrace. Santa will arrive in a RAAF Bushmaster at 10am with a parade of friends.
Sixers Social Women's Cricket 4.30-6pm, Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay. Women 16 and over are urged to grab a bat and ball and enjoy Australia’s national game.
Soul Food - The Valley of Love 10.30am to 12pm, Lake Macquarie Art Gallery, Booragul.
SAVE THE DATE
Christmas With Charles Dickens at Adamstown Uniting Church from 2pm on Saturday, November 24, will feature a reading of the legendary novel A Christmas Carol, presented by Newcastle actors and featuring musical interludes. Fun for the whole family.
Adamstown Lions Markets Sunday, 7am to 1pm, corner of Brunker and Glebe Roads, Adamstown.
Handmade In The Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Broke Road, Pokolbin.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
The Olive Tree Twilight Market Saturday 3-8pm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
Dalwood Estate Sunday, 700 Dalwood Road.
Sunset Gather Saturday, 4pm, The Station, Newcastle.
ARTS & CULTURE
Daniel Courtney Gallery is now open at Westfield Kotara, Centre Court, outside David Jones on the ground floor.
The Lock-Up The Sea, by Luke Cornish, until December 2. Tracks the artist's journey and experiences during multiple trips to war-torn Syria.
Cooks Hill Galleries CHG Artists & Guest Mandy Bell, until November 26.
Watt Space Gallery Learning From Alice Springs, by University of Newcastle architecture students and staff and Tangentyere Design. The Mid Century Project Newcastle, by Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst. Until November 30.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Wood, Metal Modern Materials – Local Contemporary Sculptures, by Emilia Krumm, John Karran, Will Maguire, until December 2.
2018 Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards, until November 18.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Concerning Peace, until November 25. Finding Country; American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life & Times, until February 17. Tim Maguire: A Survey of Prints and Video 2003-2018, until January 27.
Newcastle Art Gallery The Erskine Pledge: a gift to Newcastle, until January 28.
Newcastle Regional Library Conspicuous - Pop-up library designs from University of Newcastle, School of Architecture and Built Environment. Until November 20.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery STEEL: art design architecture; Your Collection: Hunter Steel, until December 2.
Art Systems Wickham Light Between the Latitudes, by Kerrie Coles, until November 18.
Timeless Textiles Fabric of Spacetime, by Jo Hamilton, until November 25.
9 to 5 The Musical Three women co-workers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist and hypocritical boss; musical with jubilant songs by Dolly Parton. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Hall, Adamstown. Saturday at 7pm and Sunday, at 2pm.
2018 Newcastle Flame A night of storytelling which has some audience members recounting their life experiences. The Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 8pm.
Harvey A heavily drinking man’s best friend, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit helps to resolve people’s problems; comedy by Mary Chase. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday, at 8pm, and Sunday, at 2pm.
Lord of the Rings Symphony Newcastle Wind Orchestra and The National College of Dance tell the story of J.R.R Tolkien’s popular fantasy through a symphony by a Dutch composer and dazzling dance movements. Griffith Duncan Theatre, Callaghan. Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm.
The Sculpture Garden An estranged couple and family are brought together by unexpected arrivals and the actions of strangers; premiere of a new play by Australian writer Noel Hodda. Valley Artists, at Laguna Hall. Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.
The Wharf Revue: DejaRevue Lively send-up of politicians and other people and events in sketches written and directed by Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe. Sydney Theatre Company, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday, at 8pm.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Z4KLND. Sunday, Crocq & Friends.
Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday, Sing Along To The Show – Songs of the War Years.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, The Way. Sunday, Duncan Woods.
Argenton House Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo. Sunday, Adrianna Mac Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Got It Covered.
Bar Petite Saturday, Danny and Jake.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Madelyn.
Belmont 16s Saturday, No Quarter Hammer Of The Gods Led Zeppelin Show, Anthology, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, 2 Left Feet.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Stiletto.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.
The Bradford Saturday, Early Daze.
Bulahdelah Bowling Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, The Aints! play The Saints, Them Wild Oats, Wavevom. Sunday, Something Something Explosion, Smacked Youth, Roxferry.
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Gen-R-8.
Catho Pub Saturday, Jamie Martens. Sunday, Bad Paris.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Joel Oakhill.
Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Chris Saxby.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Paparazzi.
Civic Theatre Saturday, The Wharf Revue: Deja Revue.
Club Kotara Saturday, Morning Glory.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Anthony Lee.
Club Macquarie Sunday, Gen-R-8.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Zane Penn.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Kristo and King.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Gerda & Dave, DJ Standing Ovation.
Customs House Sunday, Ben Travis.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Hayden Johns.
D’Albora Marina Sunday, Tyler John.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Sami Cooke.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Redline Duo.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Andrew G.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The 3. Sunday, Cotton, Sax & Strings.
Eatons Hotel Saturday, Matt Gaudry.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, The Search Party. Sunday, Mark Wells Duo.
Family Hotel Maitland Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, King Shakey.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Outerphase.
George Tavern Saturday, KR Duo.
Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Lost Ragas.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Sunhill Drive.
Hamilton Station Hotel Sunday, East Denistone, Good Grief, Cooks & Bakers.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Blue Water Cowboys. Sunday, Allan Caswell.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Harbour Sessions.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Zac and Ben.
Hotel Jesmond Saturday, Old School Saturdays.
Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, No Exit - The Angels Show.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Live Baby Live – INXS Tribute Show.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Tim Rossington.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Bonka.
The Koutetsu Sunday, Safe Bet ft Sean Andrews, Forbes, Perry Carter, Matt Meler.
Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Big Pete.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Louis Burt.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Dynamite. Sunday, Adrienne.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Sounds Like Winter, Apollos Garage, Interlude, Midnight Social.
Lizotte’s Saturday, Glenn Shorrock. Sunday, Divine Miss M – Bette Midler Show (lunch), Mike McLellan (dinner).
Lochinvar Hotel Sunday, Mick Jones.
Mark Hotel Saturday, Layth Gunn Solo.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Dr Zoom Duo.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Deuce.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Feed The Farmer Drought Benefit ft. Hard Drive, Decades, XntriX, Once Remained, Mokobanj, Metal Health, Old Mate & The Love Handles. Sunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, The Urge. Sunday, Jake Davey.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Jason Paris.
Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Nano.
Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Brien McVernon.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Frick N Orson.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The After Party Trio. Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Beth Gleeson.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Trancemission.
Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Kaylah Anne.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, KLP.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Nano, Greg McKew.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Tom Christie.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Viagro.
Pelican RSL Saturday, Desperats Ride Again.
Pippis At The Point Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Premier Hotel Saturday, The DuoTones.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Pete McCredie, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, The Years, Wharflife.
Quill & Compass Sunday, Nicholas Connors.
Railway Hotel Cessnock Sunday, Sunday with Crawfish Stew.
Redhead Surf Club Sunday, Dane Fitzsimmons.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Lithium.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Bigger Than Rod.
Royal Oak Cessnock Sunday, Lachlan.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, James Naldo. Sunday, The FruiTTrees.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, DJ PureBlonde, Beau Hatch.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullet.
Settlers Arms Hotel Sunday, Brendan Watson.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Bobby C.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Adrienne McKinney Duo. Sunday, Michael Peter Duo.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.
Small Ballroom Saturday, ORB, SOY, Space Carbonara, Lachlan X. Morris, Fungas.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Stormcellar.
Star Hotel Sunday, Jazz In The Lane.
Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.
Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Summer Sessions.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Peter Grant (NZ). Sunday, Roy Cooper and the Fabulous Feeling Alright Trio.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Sounds of Sunday.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Rich & Famous.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Sami Cooke. Sunday, James Osborn.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Kelly Hope.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, 40 Up Club.
Toronto Hotel Saturday, Country Live at the Lake ft Travis Collins, Troy Kemp, The Viper Creek Band, Tailgate Drive, Chelsea Berman.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Triple Zero.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Kellie Cain.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Jade Holland Band. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Duncan Woods. Sunday, Layth Gunn.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Mardmax.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.
Wests City NEX Saturday, The Big Bang.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Remedy Trio.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Madelyn, Black Sabbath + DO. Sunday, Chikarma, The Blues Bombers.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jake Folbigg.
A Star Is Born (M) A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a spiral.
Backtrack Boys (MA) In this Aussie doco, three boys are on a rocky path towards jail until they meet a rule-breaking jackaroo and join his legendary dog jumping team.
Beautiful Boy Steve (MA) Steve Carell is a father who watches his son (Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name) struggle with meth addiction.
Bohemian Rhapsody (M) A celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
Boy Erased (MA) The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.
Charming (G) Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG) Halloween comes to life in a brand-new, family adventure comedy based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.
Halloween (MA) Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the final confrontation with Michael Myers in the sequel to the classic horror, set 40 years after the first movie.
Hunter Killer (MA) An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
First Man (M) A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Indivisible (M) When war etches battle scars on their hearts, Army chaplain Darren Turner and his wife face a fight to save their marriage.
Journey’s End (M) Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it's the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.
Ladies In Black (PG) Set in 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl takes a summer job at the prestigious department store.
Patrick (PG) Sarah is a young woman whose life is in a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web (MA) Lisbeth Salander, the cult figure and title character of the book series created by Stieg Larsson is played by Claire Foy.