SATURDAYHunter Record Fair 9am to 4pm,Kotara High School, entry via Lexington Parade, Adamstown. New and second-hand vinyl records and CDs plus a sausage sizzle to raise money for the school.
Experimental Charcoal withexhibiting artist Dorothy Wishney10.30am to 4pm, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.Using the landscape as subject matter there will be an emphasis on creating texture and tone. Participants will produce several experimental pieces leading to a finished work.
Five Senses Twilight Markets 4pm to 8pm, Lambton Park.Food, craft beer, wine, live music, market stalls and more.
Cultural Burn Demonstration and Bush Tucker 9am to 1.30pm,2E King Albert Avenue, Tanilba Bay, opposite Tanilba Bay Public School.Experience firsthand the traditional Aboriginal practices of caring for our bushland.
Chemical Clean Out 9am to 3.30pm,Belmont TAFE car park, Gen Street, Belmont. Drop off paints, garden chemicals, pool chemicals, hobby chemicals, motor oils and fuels, batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, acids and alkalis, and fluorescent tubes and globes. Only household quantities are accepted.
Branxton Wine Country Cat Club 10am to 3.30pm,Greta Community Arts Centre.Talk to the breeders and exhibitors, watch the cats being judged by local and Interstate judges.
Open Gardens & Art Trail Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm,Lake Macquarie Garden Club is opening 10 gardens which have never been open to the public before.
Hunter Valley Tapestry GroupOpen Day 11am to 2pm, Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia, Queens Avenue, Cardiff.Displays and demonstrations in creative tapestry, long stitch, cross stitch and other embroidery techniques.
Hunter Harvest 9am to 5pm, Westfield Kotara.Pop-up food and wine event celebratingthe Hunter’s premium wineries, breweries and local food producers.
Spring Festival of Flowers 20179am to 5pm, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin. Entertainment, activities, demonstrations, talks, tours and workshops. Until September 30.
Newcastle International Supermoto Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 4pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre. The inaugural FIM Oceania Supermoto Championshipwith ridersincluding Troy Bayliss and Masatoshi Ohmori.
Wollombi Wild Ride 2017 8am to 4pm. Choice of three courses, depending on ability.
CarringtonComedy7.30pm to 10pm, Carrington Bowling Green. Line-up includes John Cruckshank andSam Taunton.
Live At The Crossing4pm, The Crossing Art Gallery/Cafe, 6 Caledonia Street, Kearsley. Spoken word, poetry, storytelling, music, art and open mic.
2017 PS4 NPL Grand FinalNorthern NSW Football is bringing the PS4 NPL Grand Final to McDonald Jones Stadium for the first time. Gates open 1.30pm; first grade kick-off7pm.
SUNDAYFather’s Day Breakfast & Tour9am to 12.30pm, Maitland Gaol. Breakfast at Blackbird Artisan Bakery followed by a guided tour of Maitland Gaol starting at 11am. Tour will run for approximately 90 minutes.
NRL Newcastle Knights vs Cronulla Sharks. McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.Gates open 11.30am, main game kick-off 2pm.
The 2017 Festival of the Choirs 2pm to 4pm, Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay.Tickets $30; $25 concession.
Merewether Beach Clean Up 11am, Merewether Beach, Newcastle.
Hunter Valley Steam Trains8am to 1.30pm, Maitland Railway Station.
Sketch Party 5.30pm to 7.30pm, 488 Hunter Street, Newcastle. Casual social evening aimed to expand Newcastle’s community through sketching. All welcome; all materials provided; no skills required.Tickets $15 pre-sale; $20 on door.
SAVE THE DATEThe Matildas take on Brazil at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow, onSeptember 19. Kick-off at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.
MARKETSOlive Tree Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Civic Park, Newcastle.
Genuine Farmers Market 2017Saturday 8am to 1pm, Anzac Park, Marine Drive, Tea Gardens.
Newcastle FlowerMarketsSaturday, 9.30am to noon, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Hunter Street Organic Food MarketSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Hunter Wine Country MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Jesmond Markets Sunday, 8am to 1pm, Heaton Birmingham Gardens Bowling Club, 48 Mordue Parade, Jesmond. Raising money for Habitat for Humanity.
Adamstown Lions MarketSunday,7am to 1pm,corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Tighes Hill TAFE.
Maitland Markets 8am to 2pm, Maitland Showground.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 8.30am to 2pm, Neil Carrol Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay.
ARTSArts System Wickham Stock-Ability, by Peter Gardiner, John Turier, Ed Rush, Michael Cusack, Edward Milan, Shelagh Lummis, Stephen Berry, Malcolm Berry, Jon Wilks, Richard Morris, Sally Reynolds. Until September 10.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Glass Cage, by Lezlie Tilley. Until October 15.Book Club, by Chris Bond, Deidre Brollo, Simryn Gill, Julie Gough, Stephen Goddard, William Kentridge, Archie Moore, Brigita Ozolins, Patrick Pound, Cyrus Tang, Ahn Wells, Naomi Riddle.
Cooks Hill GalleriesAdam Cullen and the Cubists, byAdam Cullen, Gavin Fry, Shannon Woodward. Until September 11.
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery This Place In Me, by Lorraine Hall. Until September 17.
Newcastle Art SocietyAnnual art exhibition, Lake Macquarie Fair, Mt Hutton. Until September 10.
Newcastle Art GalleryMontages: The Full Cut1999-2015, by Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg. Until November 5.Between dream and earth, by Mazie Karen Turner.
Wollombi Cultural CentrePower, by Peter and Katie Williams. Until September 17.
Cessnock Regional Art GalleryThis Place In Me, by Lorraine Hall. Until September 17.
Newcastle Art Space [email protected] Until September 17.
The Lock-UpRelay League, by Angelica Mesiti. Until September 17.
Timeless TextilesMusings, by Margaret Adams. Until September 10.
Port Stephens Art CentreA Hint of Colour. Until September 5.
Newcastle Art GalleryKilgour Prize 2017; The Figure Feminine. Until October 15.
Gallery 139 Sanctuary, byGiselle Penn, Gwynne Jones, Lisa Pollard, Dominic Kavanagh, Judy Henry, Andrew Dennis, Kerri Smith.Until September 17.
Gloucester GalleryGloucester High School HSC Students. Until September 9.
Acrux Art Gallery Vicki Hamilton.
Maitland Regional Art GalleryFertile Ground, by Gaye Shield and Julie Hosking. Until October 22.ATLAS; Play, by Sylvia Ray. Until October 8. Fiona Foley. Until December 3.Derek Kreckler: Accident and Process. Ends Sunday.Make A Face; Showcase 4 Exhibition. Until September 10.Lionel’s Place. Until April 8, 2018.
HNEH Waratah CampusArt For Waratah Exhibition –The Beauty of the Australian Alps.
CStudiosArt GalleryDuende, by Hunter Women Artists. Ends Saturday.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre Dorothy Wishney: Art of Contemplation;Michèle Heibel: For the love of the Hunter; Goodstart Muswellbrook: Our Community; Urban Outlook: Max Watters Collection; 8×10: Muswellbrook High School Photographic Works. Until October 22.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back GalleriesTracks. Ends Sunday.
Watt Space Gallery Saturday, Words in Semblance. 1pm to 3pm. Semblance: 2017 Annual Student Art Prize. Until September 24.
THEATRE2017: A Law OddityLaw students find themselves attacked by space aliens, including Donald Trump, in Newcastle University’sannual law revue. University of Newcastle Law Students Association, at the Civic Playhouse,Newcastle. Saturdayat 7.30pm.
Inherit the WindComedy-drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert EdwinLee, based on a United States trial. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre,Lambton. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm, until September 9; plus 2pmSaturday.
The Crucifer of BloodA woman engages detective Sherlock Holmes to investigate thethreats her father and two others face over a stolen treasure chest in India; comedy-drama byPaul Giovanni. DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 2pmand 7.30pm, until September 9.
The Game’s AfootAn actor who has played Sherlock Holmes throughout his career sets upan investigation at a Christmas party after someone tries to kill him; lively comedy-drama byKen Ludwig. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm (final date).
MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Perry Carter. Sunday, The New Cool.
48 Watt StreetSunday, Melody Moko, Fanny Lumsden.
Adamstown Uniting ChurchSaturday, Centre For Hope benefit ft. One Voice Mob,John Queripel.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Zac and Ben.
Australia Hotel CessnockSaturday, Outerphase.
Bar PetiteSaturday, GW Freebird Duo.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday,Audie Franks.
Bay HotelSaturday, Project X.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Trataka.Sunday, The V Dubs.
Bellbird HotelSaturday, Todd Schmoo.Sunday, Ashley Knight.
Belmont 16sSaturday, Loko, Melody Feder. Sunday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Belmont HotelSaturday, The Way.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Evergreen.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, The Years. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.
The Black MalabarSaturday,ClosetoForever.
Blackbutt HotelSaturday, Hornet.
The BradfordSaturday, The Lineburners.
Cambridge HotelSaturday, Dave Stuart, Rinse & Wax, Girl Friday, Jake Small, Ben & Tomek.
Catho PubSaturday, Lee Rolfe.Sunday, Viagro.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Hayden Johns.
Central HotelStroudSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys Band.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, The Levymen.
Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Jackson Halliday.
Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Kim.
Club KotaraSaturday, Viagro.
Club LemonTreeSaturday, Pistol Pete.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Reggie Sinclair.
Country Club Hotel Shoal BaySaturday, Phonic.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Roxy. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Ash Mountain.
Customs HouseSaturday, Glen Harrison. Sunday, Arley Black.
Cypress Lakes Saturday, Anyerin.
D’Albora MarinaSunday, Bonny Rai.
Denman HotelSunday, Tim Usher.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Redline Duo.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Rock Factor. Sunday, Roxy.
Easts Leisure & Golf ClubSaturday, Matt McLaren.
The EdwardsSaturday, Foemen.
Exchange HotelSaturday, Sundays Record.
FinnegansSaturday, Steve Zappa.
FogHorn BrewhouseSaturday, Ryan Daley.
George Tavern Saturday, Mardmax.
Grain StoreSaturday,BethGleeson.Sunday,JJ King.
Great Northern Hotel TeralbaSaturday, Karen O’Shea.
Gunyah HotelSaturday,Shooting Molly.Sunday, The Smarts.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday,Young Wolf,Endless,Rage,Brainfreeze,Shut Out.
Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Troy Kemp.
Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, Blue Water Cowboys.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Rocket, Hummingbirds.Sunday, Karen O’Shea, CrocQ.
Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Gunner.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Big Night Out.
Jewells TavernSaturday, 2GoodReasons.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Frets With Benefits.
Kent Hotel Saturday, X&Y. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band.
Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSaturday, Sami.Sunday,Samantha Broadbent.
Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Loose Bazooka.
Lambton Park Hotel Saturday,The Illustrators.
Lass O’GowrieSaturday,Last Exposures,The Fossicks,Rachel Maria Cox.Sunday,E4444e.
Lizotte’s Saturday, Jeff Martin,Matt Boylan Smith. Sunday,Creedence Clearwater Revival Show.
Lochinvar HotelSunday, Deborah Sinclair.
Lucky HotelSaturday, Bandditts.
Mark HotelSaturday, The Rumour. Sunday, Shivoo.
Mary Ellen HotelSaturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Frick N Orson.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Kaylah Anne. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Ashley Knight.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, The Leadbellies.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday,Viper Creek Band.Sunday,Steve Edmonds Band.
Morriset Country ClubSunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Murray’s BrewerySunday, Brien McVernon.
Nag’s Head Hotel Saturday, Mick Jones.
Neath HotelSaturday, Witchery.
Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday, Katie N Feff.
Nelson Bay Golf ClubSunday, Beth Gleeson.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Marissa +1.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday,Ethan Latsinos.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Shivoo.
Pelican RSL ClubSaturday, Vortex.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Ben Travis.
The PourhouseSaturday, Duncan Woods.
Premier HotelSaturday, Phonic. Sunday, The Years.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday,Nicko.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Matt Semmens, The Remedy. Sunday, Fish Fry, Wharf Life.
Racecourse HotelSaturday, Phil McKnight.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Kaylah Anne.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Jackson Broadway.
Royal Motor Yacht ClubTorontoSunday, Kelly Hope.
Rutherford HotelSaturday, Matt Scullion.
Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Melody Feder.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday,Codi Kaye.Sunday,John Larder.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Russell Snape.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Dreams Trio.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Jim Overend.
Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, Chase The Sun. Sunday,Slide Milligan,Red City,The Pits,Stone Sun,Thomas Macokatic.
Station Hotel Kurri KurriSaturday, Big Pete.
Stockton RSLClubSaturday, Be Bop A Lula.
Sunnyside TavernSaturday, Bonny Rai.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Dr Love.
Tanilba Bay Golf ClubSunday, Georgina Grimshaw.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Arley Black.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, David McCredie.
Toronto DiggersSaturday, John Noble.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Wicked. Sunday, Max Jackson.
Town Hall HotelSaturday, Michael Hawke.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Mike Vee.
Wangi Wangi RSLClubSunday, Sami Cooke.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Zane Penn.
Westfield KotaraSaturday,Marissa,BobbyC,HowardShearman. Sunday, Michael Muchow.
Wests New LambtonSaturday, Cruzers. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Plastic Voyage,Lamplighters. Sunday, Mason Rack Band.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Gareth Hudson.
MOVIES47 Metres Down(M)Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
A Dog’s Purpose(PG)A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. (Lake Cinema)
A Quiet Passion(PG)The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days to her later years as a reclusiveartist. (Regal)
Ali’s Wedding(M)After a reckless lie sets off a catastrophic chain of events, Ali, the son of a Muslim cleric, finds himself caught between his sense of duty to his family and following his heart.
All For One(M)United by their renegade spirit and a determination to win against substantial odds, these riders take on the international circuit.
All Saints(PG) When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops.
Annabelle: Creation(MA)A nun and several girls becomethe target of adollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
American Made(MA)A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.
Cars 3(G)Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.
Despicable Me 3(PG) A child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.
Dunkirk(M)Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Gifted(M)Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (Tower)
Girls Trip(MA)When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscoveredand there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawlingand romancing to make the big easy blush.
Hampstead(PG) American widow Emily Walters feels like she is drifting aimlessly through life. Then she meets Donald.
Logan Lucky(M)Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
Madame(M)Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. (Tower)
Maudie(PG)An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. (Tower)
The Dark Tower(M) The last Gunslinger battles the Man In Blackto prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard(MA)The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Wind River(MA)An FBI agent teams with the town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. (Tower)