Westfield W-League Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers 7.30pm, No. 2 Sports Ground, Newcastle.
Solving the crime: Barry Maitland in conversation with Scott Bevan 2pm to 3pm, Toronto Library. Newcastle Herald journalist Scott Bevan talks with author Barry Maitland on the release of his new novel, The Promised Land, featuring David Brock and Kathy Kolla. Bookings essential. Entry is free.
Street Food Social 4pm to 9pm, Robinson Reserve, Anna Bay.
RnB Vine Days Hunter Valley 4pm onwards, Bimbadgen, 790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. Nelly, Craig David, All Saints, Amerie, DJ YO! MAFIA.
Red Hot Summer Tour 1pm onwards, Roche Estate, corner Broke and McDonald roads, Pokolbin. Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Chocolate Starfish.
Drop-in Drawing for Teens and Adults 1pm to 2.30pm, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Brush up on your life drawing and observational skills. Cost $10; bring your own sketchbook or paper and wear closed shoes. No need to book. Suitable for ages 14 and above.
Wild WetlandsTour 9.30am to 2pm. Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2019 with a bus tour around Hexham swamp. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registrations essential to find out meeting locations: email email@example.com or phone 4974 2622.
Art Cart 10.30am to 12.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, Newcastle Art Gallery. Free artmaking activities for children.
Miss Porter’s House Investigation 7pm to 9.30pm, 434 King Street, Newcastle. Encouraging communication between us and “them”. Email Renata at firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Adults only; cost $50 per person.
Newcastle Mosque Open Day 10am to 3pm, 6 Metcalfe Street, Wallsend. All welcome to attend Islamic lectures, exhibitions and a Q&A, and enjoy a BBQ and children’s activities.
Webers Circus Saturday, 3pm and 7pm; Sunday, 11am, at Quinn Park, Swansea. A wild west theme featuring the wheel of death, miniature horses, dogs, clowns plus exciting circus acts and dancing.
Homeless Grapes Project Hunter Valley Pick 9am to 11am, Dalwood Estate, 700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood. Vinomofo and five Hunter Valley wineries are joining forces to make a beautiful Hunter Valley wine entirely for charity - Homeless Grapes White Blend 2019. All proceeds from the sale of this wine will be donated to a local Sydney charity. Tickets sold out.
Twilight Food Market 4pm to 9pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point. Market stalls, $5 tasting plates form food vendors, live music and a kids’ zone.
Storm Boy Book Signing 10am to 1pm, Dymocks Charlestown. Meet Jenni Goodman, an illustrator from the Hunter Region, who has recaptured the timeless magic of Storm Boy in these new illustrated editions of the novel.
The Anchorage Wedding Open Day 10am to 2pm, The Anchorage, 26 Corlette Point Road, Corlette. A day of wedding inspiration by the sea to meet suppliers, seek professional planning advice and preview the latest in theming and styling. Special deals on offer, too.
Eat Street Cooranbong Noon to 6pm, 515 Freemans Drive, Cooranbong. Street food, fun activities, live music and entertainment.
National Theatre Live 2019 Season 1pm, Event Cinemas Kotara. Antony & Cleopatra; I’m Not Running.
Art Space 10.30am to noon, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
SAVE THE DATE
The Hunter Record Fair returns to Kotara High School on Saturday, March 2, 9am to 4pm. Stallholders from around the country will be offering a massive range of both new and second-hand vinyl records and CDs. Entry is via Lexington Parade, Adamstown. Entry costs $3.
Mayfield Bowlo Market Saturday, 8am to noon, Mayfield Bowling Club.
Pelican Foreshore Market Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Lakeview Parade, Pelican.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
The Olive Tree Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Civic Park, Newcastle.
Anna Bay Community Markets Saturday, 8.30am to 2pm, Baylife Chruch, Nelson Bay Road, Anna Bay.
Maitland Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Maitland Showgrounds, Blomfield Street, Maitland.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Neil Carroll Park, Nelson Bay.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Broke Village Markets Sunday, 8.30am to 1pm, McNamara Park, Broke.
Perfect Sunday Markets Sunday, 2pm to 5pm, Lass O’Gowrie Hotel.
The Levee Art Gallery & Studio Open Day 11am to 2pm, 282 High Street, Maitland. Go behind the scenes and see some of the techniques used in creating artworks .
The Lock Up Argo Internal Pressure, by Braddon Snape, until March 17.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Textures of Desire, by Rosemary Valadon; Finding Country; American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life & Times, until February 17. Staging Love, by Jumaadi, until March 24.
Newcastle Art Gallery Olsen Ormandy: A Creative Force, until February 17.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery OBSESSED: Compelled to Make; Headquarters; Newcastle School: Making It!, ends Sunday.
Timeless Textiles Echoes of Childhood, by Varelle Hardy, Marilyn O’Brien, until February 10.
Wallsend Library Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition, until January 28.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Summer in the Bay; Holiday Jewels, until February 19.
Dinosaur Imposters Exhibition SEEN@Swansea, The Swansea Centre.
The Old Fireshed Gallery Wollombi The Beginning, by Polina Karuso, until February 10.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Printed, by Eleanor Dean, Annie Corey, Holly Staniland, Megan McCarthy, Taylah Weiss, until February 24.
Local History Lounge, Newcastle Library Captured: Portraits of Crime, until February 20.
Art Systems Wickham Francis Celtlan, A Life & Legacy, until February 24.
Quartet Comedy by Ronald Harwood looking at the relationships of four retired opera singers – two males, two females – living in the same retirement home. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm (final show).
Strictly Murder A man with many secrets increasingly faces demands from his female partner and officials who are investigating him; drama by Brian Clemens. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 8pm.
The Sum of Us A widowed man and his gay son continue to share a home, with both men struggling with their search for love; warm-hearted comedy by David Stevens. Bare Productions, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 5pm.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Standing Ovation. Sunday, Sundays Record.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Glamstars. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Argenton Hotel Saturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Nicko. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Troy Kemp.
Belmont 16s Saturday, The Years, The Andy Show. Sunday, The Moon Dogs Duo.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Shivoo.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Kaylens Rain. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.
Bimbadgen Saturday, RNB Vine Days ft. Nelly (US), Craig David (UK), All Saints (UK), Amerie.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Georgie James. Sunday, Jessica Cain.
The Bradford Saturday, The Core Duo. Sunday, Leah Liddell.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Haiku Hands. Sunday, Secrets (US), Awaken I Am, Liberties, Cold Era, Take My Soul (main room), Jowic aka Joey Champness (warehouse).
Cardiff RSL Saturday, Sundays Record.
Catho Pub Saturday, Craig Thommo. Sunday, Under Scrutiny.
Central Leagues Club Saturday, Kazzie.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Hitpit.
Clare Castle Hotel Sunday, Loose Change.
Club Kotara Saturday, Misbehave.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Mick Jones.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Zane Penn.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Kelly Hope.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Jason Bone, Jethro Thorpe.
Customs House Sunday, Tim Broadway.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
D’Albora Marina Sunday, Rox.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Redline.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Norm Bakker.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Emile.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Tailgate Drive.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Slam Tango.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Mojo Bandits.
Finnegans Saturday, Danny B & The Hornstar.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, Counterpart.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Whiskey Business Duo.
George Tavern Saturday, The New Cool.
Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Project X. Sunday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Mid City, Lachlan X. Morris. Wednesday, Age of Emergence, Death By Carrot, Blackout To Oblivion. Sunday, Natalie Henry & Suz Dorahy.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Sunday, The DuoTones.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, 2GoodReasons.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, Purple Hearts.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, Soundabout.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Marlo.
Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Robbie T.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Sound of Sunday.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Bandapalooza Returns ft. Nelipot, Codfish Beatbox, Diplazar, Teasha, Dyer Maker, Dave Wells, Kookshill, India and the Journey to the East, Sleepeaser, Not Good, Not Bad, Urple, Tumbo Pit.
Lizotte’s Sunday, Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival Show.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Kylie Jane.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, The Smarts.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, The Walking Phoenix.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Boney Rivers. Sunday, Anyerin.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Dos Eager.
Merewether Surfhouse Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Amigos.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Beau Hatch.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Andrew G.
Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Austin Mackay.
Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Kevin O’Hara.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, The Big Bang. Sunday, Marissa.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Matt Semmens.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Kyle Hector.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Allon, Codi Kaye.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Whiskey Business.
Pelican RSL Club Sunday, Pistol Pete.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Jake Davey.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Phonic Trio. Sunday, Love That Hat, Wharf Life.
Roche Estate Saturday, Red Hot Summer ft. Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (US), The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Chocolate Starfish.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Anyerin Trio.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Crawfish Stew.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Brett O’Malley.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Layth Gunn.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Beau Hatch. Sunday, Kristy James.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, TK Vibez. Sunday, Madelyn.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Sami Cooke.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Heaven and Earth Legends Show.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Bitchcraft, The Leftards, The Not Nots. Sunday, Steve Smyth.
Star Hotel Saturday, Tom Blake.
Stockton Bowling Club Saturday, Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Georgia Project.
Swansea Hotel Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, The Way. Sunday, Justin Banks.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, CrocQ.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Jungle Duo. Sunday, Georgie James.
Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Brien McVernon & The Rockets From Oz. Sunday, LoKo.
Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Phil McKnight.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Andrew G.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Zane Penn.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Scully.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Bobby C.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Jackson Broadway. Sunday, Jacinta.
Wangi Hotel Sunday, David McCredie.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Saturday, Highlander.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, Loko.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Mark Wells Duo.
Wests NEX Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Holly Mae Trio, Marshall & The Fro. Sunday, Tim Rossington, The Blues Bombers.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Megan Core.
A Star Is Born (M) A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. (Lake Cinema)
Aquaman (M) When Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he must step forward to lead his people.
Ben Is Back (M) Ben Burns returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way.
Bohemian Rhapsody (M) A celebration of Queen, their music and their lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes to become one of the world’s best entertainers.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (PG) The destinies of three legendary Saiyans collide in the greatest showdown of all time.
Glass (M) Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Green Book (M) The story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for a highly-educated African-American classical pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially-charged south.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (G) The arrival of a female Night Fury turns Hiccup and his dragon Toothless' lives upside in the third entry in the franchise. (Lake Cinema)
Instant Family (PG) When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.
It’s The Law (M) In a Sicilian town signed by countless problems provoked by a rampant dishonesty, the inhabitants elect a major which promises order and legality. But the truth is that the town is corrupted and dishonest beyond redemption. (Regal)
Ladies In Black (PG) Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney. (Lake Cinema)
Mary Poppins Returns (G) In depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins are a personal loss.
Mary Queen Of Scots (MA) Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.
Ralph Breaks The Internet (PG) Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope travel to the internet in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, Sugar Rush.
Storm Boy (M) Kingley recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.
The Gandhi Murder (MA) The conspiracy theory period movie is based on the true events that led to the eventual assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Grinch (G) A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
The Old Man & The Gun (M) The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. (Lake Cinema)
The Mule (MA) A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.