Newcastle and Hunter Valley Doll Lovers' Fair 9am to 3.30pm, Merewether High School, Chatham Street, Broadmeadow. Stalls selling antique and modern dolls, teddy bears and accessories. Bring old dolls and bears to be valued.
Newcastle 2019 Fringe Festival Saturday and Sunday. 23 different theatre, music, cabaret and comedy acts at seven venues. Details at newcastlefringe.com.au.
NRL Round 2 Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Gates open 3pm; ISP kick-off 3.15pm; NRL kick-off 5.30pm.
Mountainfilm on Tour 6.30pm, Event Cinemas Kotara. The best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Casey Stoner Cup Dirt Track Motorcycle Meeting Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am onwards, Kurri Kurri Junior Motor Cycle Club track, Loxford Park Raceway, Dickson Road, Loxford. Senior and junior stars will be chasing honours. Admission is $5 per car.
Harmony Day Picnic 11am to 2pm, Jesmond Neighbourhood Centre, 44 Mordue Parade, Jesmond. Bring a chair or picnic rug. Face painting, a free BBQ, art exhibition, dancing and more.
House Plant Revival Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm, 3 Cowper Street, Carrington. Thousands of plants for sale.
Take 3 Community Hub Open Day 10am to 4pm, 2/348 Entrance Road, Long Jetty. Sustainability and plastic-free workshops; a free screening of BLUE The Film with a Q&A hosted by Tim Silverwood. Take 3 is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at reducing plastic pollution in our oceans.
Inner Newcastle Heritage Walk 10am to noon, meet at Newcastle Museum foyer. Hosted by the Newcastle Engineering Heritage Group.
Household Chemical Clean Out 9am to 3.30pm, TAFE carpark, 266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill. Get rid of old gas cylinders, paint cans, motor oil and batteries
Lake Mac parkrun 8am, 1a First Street, Booragul, opposite Booragul Primary School. Lakeview parkrun 8am, The Shores Way, Belmont. Maitland parkrun, 8am, Walka Water Works, 55 Scobies Lane, Oakhampton Heights. Newy parkrun, 8am, 1 Arnold Street, Carrington. You against the clock in a 5km run.
Kaz Delaney's Cosy Mysteries 2pm to 3.30pm, Cardiff Library. Learn about Kaz's first novel featuring investigator Rosie Hart, Chocolate and Old Lace. Tickets $20 and includes afternoon tea and a signed copy of the book. Register at lakemac.com.au.
Lawes Street Shred 10am to 4pm, Lawes Street, East Maitland. Official launch of the newly constructed skate park, Lawes Street Shred. Demonstrations by professional riders, a DJ and live music, food, a street art activity, Roller Derby League and a chill-out area with lawn games.
Arcadia Vale Primary School Fundraiser 8am to 2pm, Glade Street, Arcadia Vale. A sausage sizzle, cake stall and book stall.
Street Feast 4pm to 8pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle (under the Carriage Shed). BYO rug.
2019 East Coast Motocross Series Saturday and Sunday, Maitland District Motorcycle Club, Rutherford.
Wallsend South Public School Book Fair 7.30am onwards. Nothing over $5.
Hunter Valley Wrestling Saturday and Sunday, Club Maitland City.
Survivor's R Us Fashion Parade 1pm to 3pm, Donna Donna Boutique, 147 Hunter Street, Newcastle.
Matt Hall Racing Season Launch 4pm, Swansea Belmont Surf Lifesaving Club. Air display, live music, food, prizes and more.
Suteki Home - Japanese Festival 11am to 3pm, Cameron Grove Estate Sales Office. Free Japanese food, games, taiko drumming and martial arts demonstrations. Register online.
The Wellbeing & Psychic Fair 10am to 4pm, Club Charlestown, 5 Lincoln Street, Charlestown. Entry $5; children under 12 admitted free.
Tennis Open Day 3pm, Wollombi Tennis Centre, 266 Wollombi Rd, Farley. Try tennis, croquet and table tennis. BBQ and refreshments.
Harmony Day Twilight Picnic In The Park 4pm to 7pm, Wilkinson Park, Myall Road, Cardiff. All welcome.
Smugglers Beach Party Noon onwards, Newcastle Surf Lifesaving Club.
Walking With Llamas 10am to 11.30am, Ben Ean, 119 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin. Bookings essential: 0488 230 808.
Raid My Wardrobe & Dress For Success 10am to 1pm, Newcastle Basketball Stadium, cnr Curley and Young roads, Broadmeadow. Quality pre-loved clothing and accessories. VIP entry at 9am.
The African Olive and Other Wood Weeds Field Day 9.30am to 2.30pm, Stuart Oval, 17 Swan Street, Hinton. With special guest, Gardening Australia's Costa Georgiadis. Book your place at this free event by phoning 4988 0326 or emailing email@example.com.
Free Kids Activities at Shoal Bay Country Club Noon to 2pm, 35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay. An alternating roster of fun activities with plenty of prizes.
Bulahdelah Hillclimb 10am onwards, Wotton Way, Bulahdelah. Spectator entry is $5 per person and children under 12 are admitted free.
SAVE THE DATE
Sailfest Newcastle Regatta is on Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31, including a Try Sailing experience on Throsby Creek for children. Visit ncyc.net.au/sailfest-2019 for details.
Hunter Valley Gourmet Market Saturday, 8am to 2.30pm, First Creek Wines, 600 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
Port Stephens Market Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Port Stephens Church of Christ, Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.
East Maitland CWA Markets 8am to 2pm, 162 George Street, East Maitland.
Newcastle Food and Flower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Election Day Fair Saturday, 8am to 1.30pm, St John's Presbyterian Church, cnr Hanbury and Macquarie streets, Mayfield.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Adamstown Lions Club Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, cnr Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Tomaree Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay.
Markets at The Rectory Sunday, 10am to 2pm, 48 Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace.
Artisan Autumn Market Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Great Northern Trading Post, 3718 Great North Road, Laguna.
Adamstown Uniting Church Hall Unique People of the Hunter, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm. A portrait exhibition of Hunter residents. Gold coin entry will go to charity.
Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi Togetherness, by Wayne Krause, Den Barber and the late Jodi Cameron, ends Sunday.
Swansea Library Jenni Goodman, who illustrated four children's books based on Colin Thiele's Storm Boy. Her works will be on display at Swansea Library as part of Launchpad@LakeMac until May 11. Also, SEEN@Swansea, The Swansea Centre, Waves, until March 31.
Lovett Gallery, Newcastle Library The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition. An exhibition of Terry Denton's original illustrations, sketches and layouts from the Treehouse series developed with author Andy Griffiths. Until April 27.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Staging Love, by Jumaadi, ends Sunday. The Poetry of Space, by Tim Winters; Fond Illusion, by James Rhodes, until April 28. Charles Blackman: from the MRAG Collection, until August 11. Maitland International Salon of Photography, until May 26. Props, Masks & Magic, by Andrew Antoniou, until May 19.
Newcastle Art Gallery Sodeisha: connected to Australia. Floribunda: from the collection, until April 28. Saturday and Sunday, Art Cart: free art-making activity for kids of all ages, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery First Class 18, until March 31. Saturday: Drop-in Drawing for Teens & Adults, 1pm to 2.30pm. Sunday: Art Space, 10.30am to noon, for young children and their families.
Watt Space Gallery The F Word, by Alessia Sakoff, Donna Jorna, Katrina Holden, Leanne Schubert, Megan McCarthy, Melissa Bull and Michelle Wellham. A flock, a swarm, a herd, a school, a pod, by Deborah Redwood. If the trees could talk, what do you think they would say to us? by Courtney Heffernan. Art-Book-Work, by Sally Goodfellow. Until March 31.
Port Stephens Community Arts Centre 2019 Port Stephens Art Prize, ends Sunday.
Newcastle Art Space Still-Lifes, by Lydia Miller, ends Sunday. A Gallery 139 pop-up.
Timeless Textiles Dyeing the Liminal, by Melinda Heal, until April 7.
The Lock Up Collect, until March 30. Works for sale by more than 50 artists, with 50 per cent of all proceeds supporting The Lock-Up.
Cooks Hill Galleries Anti-Gravity, Understanding Brozone, by Steve Glassborow, until May 8.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Approaches To Landscape, by Julia Francis, Jacquie Mather, Jenny Dimmock, Rebecca Rath, Guntis Jansons, Richard Stern, until March 31.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Tides of March, by Jannette Bickley & Helen Jackson, ends Sunday.
University of Newcastle Gallery From the Mudbrick House, curated by Gillean Shaw and Ahn Wells.
Museum of Clothing, Maitland 2018 HSC Students Design & Textile Work, until April 13.
Newcastle Museum Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties, until June 30. The Flora of the Hunter Region exhibition, featuring 33 natural illustrations of plant life carefully reproduced from images in a newly-released book Flora of the Hunter Region - Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs published by the University of Newcastle in partnership with the CSIRO. Until June 10.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre The 46th Muswellbrook Arts Prize; Art Tracks II - Tracing the history of the Muswellbrook Arts Prize, until May 5.
Dogfight: The Musical A marine having a last night out in San Francisco before going to Vietnam is attracted to a waitress he meets; musical by composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm (final show). 4952 4958.
God of Carnage In Yasmina Reza's dark comedy two couples meet to discuss a playground fight between their sons that left one with broken teeth, and, as the night wears on, the four spar with each other. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. 4931 2800.
The Vicar of Dibley An English community are horrified when their church sends them a female vicar, but she gradually wins them over; comedy adapted from a television series. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen's Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show 7pm, show only at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm. 4957 1895.
Warhol: Bullet Karma English writer and actor Garry Roost takes a darkly witty look at the American Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and the people around him, including a woman who shot him. The Creator Incubator, Hamilton North. Saturday at 7.30pm. stickytickets.com.au.
5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Urby. Sunday, Jerome Duo.
Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Brendan Watson.
Argenton Hotel Sunday, The New Cool Duo.
Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Under Scrutiny.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Madelyn. Sunday, Bensen.
Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Saturday, Viagro.
Beach Hotel Sunday, Misbehave.
Bellbird Hotel Sunday, Wayne Dufty.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Anthology, Anyerin. Sunday, John Noble.
Belmore Hotel Saturday, Project X.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, 24 Hours.
Bimbadgen Saturday, Bryan Adams (CAN), Busby Marou, Pierce Brothers, Mahalia Barnes.
Blueys Nelson Bay Saturday, Sarah Christine.
The Bradford Saturday, Brazillian Brothers Duo.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Matt Semmens.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Catnip, Duncan Woods & The Notable Few, Motherfunk, Spuz. Sunday, Fyre Byrd, Spruced Moose, Halfwait, MOM.
Catho Pub Saturday, Craig Thommo. Sunday, Loose Bazooka.
Central Leagues Club Saturday, Beth Gleeson.
Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, The Hitpit.
Club Catalina Sunday, Maryanne Rex.
Club Kotara Saturday, Trancemission.
Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Phil McKnight.
Colliery Inn Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Deborah Sinclair.
Customs House Sunday, ROX.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.
D'Albora Marina Sunday, Ben Travis.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Michael Bryers.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Redline.
East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Jesse.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Boney Rivers.
Easts Leisure & Golf Club Sunday, Karen O'Shea.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Tailgate Drive.
Edgeworth Tavern Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Newy Night Fever.
Finnegans Saturday, Horizon, Benny B, Sonic, Oh Webber, RPM, Ultimaidem Crew, Ricky Bonomini.
Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The After Party.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Paparazzi.
General Roberts Hotel Saturday, Sami Cooke.
George Tavern Saturday, Dream Catchers.
Grain Store Sunday, J.J King.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Magpie Diaries.
Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Saturday, The New Cool.
Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Zane Penn Duo.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Born Free, Ill Natured, Primitive Blast, Downside, Broken, World View, Caged Existence, Nerve Damage, The Hard Word, Succ.
Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Kristy James, The Core. Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, The Rumour.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Soundabout.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Max Jackson.
Imperial Hotel Maitland Saturday, The Levymen.
Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Big Bang Band.
Kahibah Sports Club Saturday, Pearl Jam & Powderfinger tribute.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Thread.
Kurri Bowling Club Saturday, Mark Lee.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Gerda + 1. Sunday, Jason Bone.
Lass O'Gowrie Saturday, Run Squirrel, Regionals, The Shadow Cast, Jamie Hay.
Lizotte's Saturday, The Aretha Franklin Songbook. Sunday, Mick Thomas, Kora Naughton.
Lochinvar Hotel Saturday, Hayden Johns.
The Lock-Up Saturday & Sunday, Steel City Sue, Johnny Bakerlite.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Bobby C. Sunday, Sunday Soul Sessions.
Mary Ellen Hotel Saturday, The Brien's Band.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Kaylens Rain Duo.
Mattara Hotel Saturday, Karen O'Shea.
Mavericks On The Bay Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Mick Jones.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Pocket Aces, DJ Angelo, Mezz Dancers. Sunday, Jordan Fleming.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Murray's Brewery Saturday, Austin Mackay. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Nag's Head Hotel Saturday, Wayne Dufty.
Neath Hotel Saturday, Ash Mountain.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Lithium. Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.
Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Jessica Cain.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Just Jade.
Newcastle Diggers Saturday, Romney Watts.
Newcastle Hotel Saturday, Keiran O'Connell.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Codi Kaye, Craig Thomson.
Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Megan Core.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, The Gaudrys. Sunday, The Years, Wharf Life.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Max Jackson.
Roche Estate Saturday, Hot Dub Wine Machine ft. The Presets, Hayden James, Confidence Man, Hot Dub Time Machine, Graace, Kinder, Happiness Is Wealth.
Royal Exchange Saturday, Laurie Black.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Jade Holland Band.
Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Outerphase.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Layth Gunn.
Rutherford Hotel Saturday, David McCredie.
Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, Ashley Knight.
Shaft Tavern Saturday, Shaka.
Shoal Bay Country Club Saturday, Michael Peter Duo. Sunday, Danny & Jake, Casey Bellamy.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Jon Matthews.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, The Swinging Sixties Show.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Natalie Henry, Melody Moko, Suz Dorahy.
Star Hotel Saturday, Matt & Carter. Sunday, Jacob Neale Jazz Trio.
Stockton Bowling Club Sunday, Emil.
Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Kerosene Kate.
Swansea RSL Club Saturday, 2 Left Feet. Sunday, Kelly Hope.
Swansea Workers Club Saturday, Bernie. Sunday, Romney Watts.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Russell Hull.
Toronto Diggers Saturday, Reg Sinclair.
Toronto Workers Saturday, Flattrakkerrs.
Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Jim Overend.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, The Andy Show. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Saturday, Felix Quinn Music. Duo. Sunday, Bob Allan.
Wangi Hotel Saturday, Sideshow. Sunday, Stu Morrison.
Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Andrew G.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Sari Jade & Spike.
Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Sammy J.
Warners Bay Sports Club Sunday, Chris Unicom.
Wests Cardiff Saturday, The Years.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wests NEX Saturday, Joel Oakhill Duo.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Rosie's School of Rock, Kellie Cain, Morning Glory. Sunday, Mick N Josh.
Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Saturday, AC/DC & The Angels tribute show.
Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Tom Christie.
A Dog's Way Home (PG) A dog called Bella is found in a construction site and has to overcome the struggles of being an outlawed Pitbull.
A Star Is Born (M) Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers - and falls in love with - struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.
Ben Is Back (M) A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve. (Lake Cinema)
Bohemian Rhapsody (M) The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid. (Lake Cinema)
Captain Marvel (M) Carol Danvers, a former US Air Force fighter pilot has her DNA fused with that of a Kree during an accident, leading her to question her past when Earth is caught in a galactic war between two alien races.
Fighting With My Family (M) A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.
Flying The Nest (G) A plover chick has not learned to fly when his family migrates in the fall. He must survive the arctic winter, vicious enemies and himself in order to be reunited with his beloved one next spring.
Greta (MA) Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems.
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.
Hotel Mumbai (MA) The true story of the victims and survivors of the devastating attacks on Mumbai in 2008. A story which fearlessly tackles the defining global issues of our time.
Instant Family (PG) When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption.
Kesari (M) A period war drama that tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh, who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897 while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.
King Of Thieves (M) A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed.
Sometimes Always Never (PG) A detective fantasy-family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son.
The Lego Movie 2 (PG) The Second Part reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.