SATURDAYStreet Feast Newcastle 4pm to 8pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East.
Motown & Soul Night 8pm onwards, Queens Wharf Hotel Skiff Bar. DJs Dan Phelan, Phil Dando and Mark Evans. Free entry.
Claire’s Cupcakes 100% VeganOpen Day 9.30am, 8 Jeffro Place, Elermore Vale. Final day for The Stray Cats Project fundraising raffle.
Newcastle Antique & Collectables Fair Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 pensioner/concession; accompanied children under 16 admitted free.
SHINE Presents Christmas in July 11am to 3pm, PCYC Newcastle, corner Melbourne and Young roads, Broadmeadow.Seven NDIS providers present dancing, sports, arts and crafts, drumming and percussion circle, Santa and more.
Toy Run Xmas in July Launch 3pm onwards, Wickham Park Hotel, Islington. Live music, raffles, superhero theme.
Newcastle Cross Country Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland. This is a graded event and the course distances are 2.9km, 5.3km and 7.8km. New runners register 10am; race starts 2pm.
Essential Oil Expo 10am onwards, Merewether Surf Lifesaving Club.Education; exhibits; pop-up shop; demonstrations.
Chromotherapy by Liana Art Exhibition 6pm to 8pm, Glazed Bar, Newcastle West.A unique, one-night-only art affair by Newcastle’s Liana Goninon. BYO, $5 corkage.
Bicycle Workshop 9am, Bike Library, University of Newcastle Callaghan campus.Buy, borrow or trade bikes from us. Parts, fixing help and workshops. Students and non-students welcome.
Harry Potter Day Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm, Heroes and More, 89 Nelson Street, Wallsend.
Community Drumming Circle 7.30pm, Gregson Park, Hamilton. All welcome, free event.
Hanging Tree Wines Annual Burning of the Canes 5pm to 10pm, Hanging Tree Wines, 294 O’Connors Road, Pokolbin.Bubbles on arrival,live music, sip a cup of soup around the fire then to the cellar door for a wine-matched, sit-down meal. Tickets $120 per person.
Newcastle Foreshore Clean Up 10am,Hessian bags supplied, bring gloves.
The Levee Art Gallery Official Opening Noon to 3pm, 282 High Street, Maitland.RSVP on Facebook event page or by [email protected]南京夜网.au.
SUNDAYFernleigh 30 Meet at the Fernleigh Track car park entrance behind Liles Oval at 8am. Run, walk or ride the entire track or keep it simple and do 5km, 10km or 20km. Fundraiser for Hands Across The Water. Registration costs $40.
Brass by The Lake2pm to 4pm, Westlakes Music Centre, 3 Stilling Street, Rathmines. Avariety concert hosted by Toronto Brass with ensembles, solos and popular music from different genres. Tickets $10; children 16 and under admitted free. Phone0402 003 214 to book or purchase at the door.
Instameet Newcastle 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Dixon Park Beach. Create artwith plastic debris; sunset photo shoot. All welcome.
Abseiling at Glenrock 9am to noon, Glenrock Conservation Area. All gear provided. Ages eight or older.
Sithmas in July 10am, The Empire Coffee Company, Honeysuckle.Get your Christmas photos early. Supply your own camera and take your own photo or staff can take it for you. Fundraiser for The Black Dog Institute.
National Tree Day Community Planting 9am to 1pm, Wanderers Oval, Broadmeadow.To register and for more information visit treeday.planetark.org/site/10018906or phone 4974 2622.
Figure Skating 11am to 7pm, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Warners Bay. The Margaret Joynton-Smith Trophycompetition.
Street Eats Noon to 4pm, Queens Wharf, Morpeth. Food trucks.
Hunter Breast Cancer Public Forum 8.30am to 4pm, Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton. A day of information, access to support services and some fun. Admission is free and includes morning tea and lunch. Registration essential through Sticky Tickets.
Mums’ Cottage Variety Concert2pm, Holmesville Community Hall, George Street, Holmesville. Live music, entertainment and dancing.Entry is $10 and includes afternoon tea.
SAVE THE DATEThe Hunter Record Fair returns to Kotara High School on Saturday, August 18.A huge range of new and second-hand vinyl records and CDs.Entry via Lexington Parade, Adamstown. Entry costs $3.
MARKETS** Subject to cancellation at late notice due to weather conditions
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park.
Handmade in the Hunter Christmas in JulyMarkets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive,Pokolbin.
The Bumble Flea Market Saturday, 10am onwards.Located in Hamilton, just off Beaumont Street. Go to the event’s Facebook page for further details.
Newcastle Flower MarketsSaturday, 9.30am to noon, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.
Hunter Street MarketsSaturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Adamstown LionsMarketsSunday, 8am to 12.30pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington.
Whale Watching Market Sunday, 10am, Fly Point Park, Nelson Bay.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
ARTS & CULTURELake Macquarie City Art GalleryYes Yes Yes Yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s;Moving Histories // Future Directions. Until September 23. Officially opening at 2pm on Sunday with guest speakers, live music and refreshments.
Maitland Regional Art GalleryLuminous Maitland, until August 12; Stuart Scott –Faces of Maitland from the Mrag Collection, until August 12;Wendy Sharpe –Secrets, until August 19; All That Glitters, until September 2.
The Lock UpThe Ghosts of Nothing: In Memory of Johnny B. Goode. Until August 19.
Lovett GalleryThe Children’s Library. Until August 25.
The University Gallery Painting the Song, from the Sims Dickson Collection. Until August 26.
Watt Space GalleryHigh Performing Students Program; The Language of Paint, by Karen Bolden; Gateway: White Mushrooms & Painted Gods, by Maggie Hall; Naturalist, Students of Natural History Illustration. Until August 5.
Patricia Wilson Adams: The smell of peaches always makes me cry (detail) 2009 bronze dimensions variable artist collection.
Newcastle Art GalleryStain Me With The Intensity of Black, byPatricia Wilson-Adams. Until August 26.
Wollombi Cultural CentreHome in the Hunter, by Nancy Gray andAnthony Downes. Until August 12.
Cessnock Regional Art GalleryGathering Stories. Until August 12.
Gallery 139Abstracted, byAndrew Shillam, Judy Hill, Belinda Street, Frank Murri, Justin Lees, Ainslie Ivin-Smith.
Science @ The Museum 10am to 3pm, Maitland Regional Museum, Church Street, Maitland. Lego, science oddities, fossils and more.
Newcastle MuseumVoyage to the Deep,about undersea exploration and adventure. Until October 21. Shadows of Sacrifice,Newcastle’s Great War 1914 to 1918. Until December 16.
Art Systems WickhamBetween. Ends Sunday.
Timeless TextilesSubterranean: Australian response withCharlotte Sehmisch. Until August 5.
Newcastle Potters & Back to Back GalleryFLOW, byHelen Jackson, Jenny Bickley, Peter Masters. Until August 5.
Hunter Galleries at Dalwood EstateModern and traditional, with a common theme of country landscapes and native fauna. Until August 31.
The Swansea CentreNewcastle Art Society Exhibition. Until August 5.
Port Stephens Community Art CentreMarine & Industrial Art. Until August 14.
Live Art –A GeneticMash Up With Carla EdwardsSaturday, 10am to noon, Belmont Library. Until August 11.
THEATREThe Girl With The Golden LocksAmusing family show by American playwright Brian D. Taylor, with fairy tale characters as secret service agents and the suspicious characters they are investigating. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 7pm (final show).
PinocchioMusical adaptation by Novocastrians William Ford and Glenda Price of Carlo Collodi’s novel about a wooden puppet. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. 2pm Saturday.
PeepshowThe lives of seven people living in an apartment building, including two pairs of lovers, two female friends seeking relationships, and a lone man, become intertwined in Isabel Wright’s comedy. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm (final show).
Sarah Gaul – HomecomingNewcastle comedienne Sarah Gaul returns home after a year in New York with an original musical-comedy show; fundraiser for local women’s refuge Jenny’s Place. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 7.30pm.
Work in Development –Gurri Thurr-ayePublic reading of a new play by the Hunter’s Ray Kelly looking at an Indigenous grandfather’s memories of life in the bush; audience members invited to comment. Ngarrama Productions, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday, at 2pm.
AnnieA Newcastle Grammar Schoolproduction atGriffin Duncan Theatre, Newcastle, onSaturday at 7pm.
MUSIC5 SawyersSaturday, DJ Alessandro.Sunday, Prestige Inc.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Jackson Broadway.Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Australia Hotel CessnockSaturday, Sami Cooke.
Bar PetiteSaturday, Arley Black.
Battlesticks BarSunday, Little Cents.
Bay Hotel Bonnells BaySaturday, Loose Bazooka.
Belmont 16sSaturday, Anthology,Daniel Arvidson.Sunday, Rich & Famous.
Belmont HotelSaturday, Purple Hearts.Sunday, Tim Pringle.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Felix Quinn Band.
Beresfield Bowling ClubSaturday, Amigos.Sunday, Rave On.
Blackbutt HotelSaturday, Shivoo.
The BradfordSaturday, Viagro.
Cambridge HotelSunday, Sweater Curse, Skivvy Season, Paper Thin, Sam Hollins.
Catho PubSaturday, Angie.Sunday, Overload.
Caves Beachside HotelSaturday, Paparazzi.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Bobby C.
Central HotelStroudSaturday, James Naldo.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.
Club KotaraSaturday,Morning Glory.
Club LemonTreeSaturday, Anthony Lee.
Club RedheadSaturday, Melbourne Street.
Colliery InnSunday, Brien McVernon.
Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, Bob Allan.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSunday, Ashley Knight.
Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Triple Zero.
Croatian Wickham Sports ClubSunday,Phoenix.
Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, DJ Timmy Coffey,Katie & Dave.
Customs HouseSaturday, Jethro Thorpe.Sunday, Roxy.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Hayden Johns.
D’Albora MarinaSunday, Joel Procter.
Denman HotelSunday, Hendo.
Duke Of WellingtonSaturday, Jamie Martens.
East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Dave Alone.
East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, 24 Hours.Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.
Edgeworth Bowling ClubSunday, Matt McLaren.
Edgeworth TavernSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys Duo.
Exchange HotelSaturday, The Search Party.Sunday,Anthology.
FinnegansSaturday, Luke La Beat.
Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday Pam, Les &John Bond.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, Paparazzi.
George TavernSaturday, Mardmax.
Grain StoreSunday, JJ King.
Grand Junction HotelSaturday, Dan Runchel Band. Sunday, Magpie Diaries.
Gunyah HotelSaturday, Sunhill Drive.
Hamilton Station HotelSunday,Boots Porter,Lachlan X. Morris, Demi Mitchell.
Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, Kellie Cain, Dos Eager. Sunday, Pistol Pete.
Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.
Honeysuckle HotelSaturday, Tre Soul.Sunday, The Years.
Hotel CessnockSaturday, Georgina Grimshaw.
Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, Outlaw Avenue.
Iron Horse InnSaturday, Shadowboxer – The Angels show.
Jewells TavernSaturday, Iguana.
King Street Hotel Saturday, Anthems.
Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Michael Peter.
Lambton Park HotelSaturday, Brien McVernon Band.
Lass O’GowrieSaturday,One Day Apart,Bin Lids.Sunday,Tristan Bird.
Lemon Grove HotelSaturday, Murray Byfield.
Lizotte’sSaturday, Ray Beadle. Sunday, Wendy Matthews, Broke House.
Lochinvar HotelSaturday, Scully.
Lucky HotelSaturday, Kylie Jane. Sunday, Brown Bear & Hooves.
Mary Ellen HotelSaturday, Mojo Bandits.Sunday, Pete McCredie.
Maryland TavernSaturday, Steve Edmonds Band.
Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Brendan Murphy.Sunday, Matty G.
Mavericks On DarbySaturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.
Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, Mark Wells.
Metropolitan Hotel MaitlandSaturday, Full Throttle.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersSaturday,DV8.Sunday,Chad Shuttleworth.
Morisset Country ClubSunday, Murray Byfield.
Murray’s BrewerySaturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Greg McKew.
Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Pap & That.
Neath HotelSaturday, Reg Sinclair.
Nelson Bay Bowling ClubSaturday, All Access 80s.
Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday,Josh & Liv. Sunday, Matt Semmens.
Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday, James Osborn.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Daniel Arvidson.
Northern Star HotelSaturday, John Larder,TK.
Pedens CessnockSaturday, Ash Mountain.
Pelican RSLSaturday, Catfish Soup.
Pippis At The PointSaturday, Pistol Pete.Sunday,Greg Bryce.
Premier HotelSunday, Loose Bazooka.
Queens Wharf HotelSaturday, Hot Fox,Dave Carter.Sunday, Phonic.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Karen O’Shea.
Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, Anyerin.Sunday, Gareth Jay.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Happening Thang.
Rutherford HotelSaturday, Joel Oakhill.
Seabreeze HotelSunday, Tim Broadway.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Kazzie.
Shoal Bay Country ClubSaturday, Crawford Brothers.Sunday, Kylie Jane.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Pete Hibbert.
Small BallroomSaturday, Kim Moyes,Forbes & Whiteside, Lance & Cadel,Matt Shepherd.
Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday, The Big Band Trio.
Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, Dane Overton & The Joy Williams Band.
Stockton RSLClubSaturday, Red Runners.
Swansea HotelSaturday, Redline.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Cover 2 Cover.
Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Kelly Hope.Sunday, Peter Stefanson.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Robbie T.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Allan Freihaut.
Toronto HotelSunday, Brendan Murphy.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Mick Jones.Sunday, Todd Schmoo.
Warners At The BaySaturday, The Years.
Weston WorkersSaturday, The Flattrakkers.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Cruzers.
Wests New LambtonSaturday, Gen-R-8.
Wests NEXSaturday,Uptown Duo.
Wickham Park HotelSaturday,Papa Pilko & The Bin Rats.Sunday, Helena,GW Freebird Blues Band.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Marissa.
MOVIES2001: A Space Odyssey –4K Remastered(G)Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest. (Event, Glendale)
Adrift(M) A young woman sails into the eye of a hurricane to save the man she loves.
André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore – My Tribute to Love(E)An annual summer concert series in his beautiful Netherlands hometown of Maastricht. (Tower)
Ant-Man and The Wasp(PG)As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission.
The Breaker Upperers(M)Two women cynical in loveset up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.
Early Man(PG)Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. (Event, Glendale)
Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation(G)Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury monster cruise ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom(M) It’s been four years since Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again(PG)In this sequel to Mamma Mia! 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.
Mission: Impossible –Fallout(M)Ethan Hunt and his IMF team are in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Ocean’s 8(M)Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. (Lake Cinema)
Show Dogs(PG)A macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.
Skyscraper(M)On assignment in China, USwar veteran Will Ford,finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze.
Tag(M)A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.
The Equalizer 2(MA)A sequel to the the 2014 filmwhich is based on the TV series about a retired agent who’s a hired gun for vengeance.
The Incredibles 2(PG)Bob Parr is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen is out saving the world.
The Leisure Seeker(M) Arunaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. (Lake Cinema)