SATURDAYClothing Repair Cafe 1pm to 4pm, The Commons community hub, Ground Floor, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton (The Wesley Uniting Church Fellowship House building).Bring clothing in need of minor repairs and, under the direct guiding hand of a skilled tutor, learn how to fix the garment yourself.
Raffertys Coastal Run 2017 8am to 1pm, Raffertys Resort. An 11km, 22km and 35km trail run through Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area.
Snowtime in the Garden Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 9pm, Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin. Until July 16.
Black Creek Family Fun Day10am to 2pm, TAFE Park, Darwin Street, Cessnock.Join Black Creek Aboriginal Corporation for a family-friendly day of music, culture, stalls, food, jumping castles and lots of activities for the kids. A flag-raising ceremony will commence at 10am at TAFE Park, followed by a street parade.
Hedweld Milbrodale Mountain Classic Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Putty Road, Milbrodale. Entry $10 per person per day; children 12 and under free.
Creative Childcare Hunter StreetOpen Day 11.30am to 1.30pm, 946-954 Hunter Street, Newcastle. Picnic lunch, face painting, clown entertainment and music.
Book Launch 10.30am to 12.30pm, Charlestown Library. Amber and Alice is the new romantic comedy by Janette Paul (pen name of bestselling crime author Jaye Ford).
History in the Museum’s Neighbourhood: A Walking Tour 1pm to 3pm, meet atNewcastle Museum, Workshop Way, Newcastle. Encounter heritage buildings and fascinating stories of local history on thistwo-hour tourover 2.7km of even terrain. Bookings essential.
Hypnotik for Hannah 5.30pm to 10pm, Club Macquarie, Argenton. Two-course meal with a hypnotist and illusionist show raising money to help support Hannah, 15, and her family as they fightEwing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer.
NAIDOC Week Exhibition Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5.30pm, Cessnock City Library.
SUNDAYSchool Holiday Disco 3pm to 5pm, Cardiff RSL Club.Face painting, balloon animals, games and giveaways. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Whale Talk 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm at Bar Beach car park viewing platform.Allinvited to delve into the natural history of the whales during their annual migration at four free talks by cetacean guru Jeannie Lawson.
Brickfest 2017 is at Newcastle Jockey Club on Sunday.
Newcastle Brickfest 2017 9.30am to 5.30pm, Newcastle Jockey Club, Broadmeadow. A LEGO fan event featuring a city layout with fully working trams and trains and a working LEGO version of Kooragang Island. Bookings essentialat trybooking南京夜网.
150 Years Under Lock & Key Tour at Maitland Gaol 11am,Maitland Gaol, East Maitland. Immerse yourself in the history of Maitland Gaol on this 90-minute tour, discovering stories of all sorts of heroes and villains.
Soul Food10.30am to noon, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul. The theme for this month is The Mountains of Life: Exploring the tests and challenges of life.
Winter Blues & Jazz Fest 10am, Memorial Park, The Entrance.
SAVE THE DATEThe third annual St Albans Writers’ Festival is taking place from September 8 to 10.The intimate literary celebration attractssome of the best and brightest of Australian writers for a weekend rich with talks and ideas surrounding the theme of “Escape and Explore”. The festival precinct includes the historic St Albans Church, the Settlers Arms Inn, the School of the Arts Halland marquees corralled around a huge fire and hay bales in the St Albans Reserve festival hub.Simmone Logue will cater the entire festival weekend, including a three-course Dinner With The Writers. Cost: $120 for an all-day pass (five writers’ sessions); $200 for a weekend pass (10 writers’ sessions);special event tickets sold separately. Details and tickets at stalbanswritersfestival南京夜网.au.
MARKETSThe Olive Tree Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Civic Park, Newcastle.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Tighes Hill TAFE.
Handmade in the Hunter MarketsSaturday,9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, corner of Brokeand Halls roads, Pokolbin.
Warners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, corner The Esplanade and Lake Street, Warners Bay.
Hunter Wine Country Market Saturday, 9am to 3pm,De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Kurri Kurri Community Markets Saturday, 8am to 1pm,Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri.
Hunter Street Organic Food MarketSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Hamilton Clocktower MarketsSaturday, 8am to 2pm, James Street Plaza, Hamilton.
Hunter Wine Country MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Adamstown Lions MarketSunday,8am to noon,corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
Markets at the Rectory Sunday, 9am to noon,The Rectory, 48 Sturgeon Street, Raymond Terrace.
ARTSCessnock Regional Art Gallery Ngani Barray This Country: Wonnarua artist Lesley Salem; works by CatholicCare’s Indigenous Art and Culture Program for Teens and Parents of Teens. Opening Saturday at 5pm.
Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryDiane Arbus: American Portraits; Artist Focus: Pablo Tapia and Your Collection: Photo i.d. Exhibitions launched Sunday, 2pm to 4.30pm, refreshments served, all welcome.
The Society of Artists – Newcastle Art Prize 2017 at Adamstown Uniting Church Saturday to Monday, 9am to 5pm.Entry by gold coin donation.
Morpeth GalleryTwo Living Masters: Gordon Hanley and John McCartin. Saturday and Sunday only.
Maitland Regional Art GalleryDerek Kreckler: Accident and Process. Until September 3.Make A Face; Showcase 4 Exhibition. Until September 10.Lionel’s Place: Lionel Lindsay from the MRAG Collection. Until April 8, 2018.Jim Anderson: Lampoon, An Historical Art Trajectory1970-2017; Locust Jones: Back to the Dark Ages; Who Was Les Darcy?End Sunday.Frank Murri: The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi; Colonial Afterlives: A Salamanca Arts Centre Exhibition.Until July 23.
Newcastle MuseumOne Million Stars To End Violence;RAD Exhibition; Australian of the Year Awards 2017; Shadows of Sacrifice.
Peter Sesselmann Artist GalleryColouring Out. Until July 10.
Reader’s Cafe and LarderExhibitionby Joanne Conder. Until July 28.
John Earle GalleryNew paintings in progress.
The University GalleryBalnhdhurr: A Lasting Impression. Until July 15.
Crowtrap StudioExhibition celebrating 50 years of painting. Until July 10.
Newcastle Art GalleryAbstraction: Celebrating Australian Abstract Women Artists. Until July 23. The Phantom Show. Until August 20.
Old Fire Shed GalleryIt’s New Art 2017. Until December 18.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts CentreContemporising the Modern: Australianmodern and contemporary photography;Travis De Vries: Lost Tales – Walking with Gods. Until August 27.
The Lock-UpStitched Up. Until August 6.
Gallery 139The PRINT:Jane Collins, Maddyson Haddon, Anne McLaughlin, Anne-Maree Hunter, Terri Brander, Gina McDonald.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back to Back Galleries Terra Obscura:Three Dungog Artists explore obscure terrains. Until July 23.
Watt Space Student Gallery Bundled & Bound – Works by Fiber-Textile Students;The Temporal Length of Existance –Danielle Minett; Selfie Factory: Individual and Collective –Ralph Kenke; Visceral Bond –Donna Jorna.
Cooks Hill GalleriesWhat Lies Beneath. Until July 17.
Acrux Art Gallery Warm & Cosy.
Now showing at Timeless Textiles: Bush Capital (Canberra: capital city by design, bush city by nature, beautiful city to live in, and our secret to share) – tACTile is a group of six Canberra-based fibre artists, formed in 2001, who mountexhibitions every few years. Each artist contributed a prescribed number of tilesrepresenting personal vignettes of living in Canberra, which were assembled tocreate their mosaic map.
Timeless TextilesThe Map Project: Where I Live. Until July 16.
THEATREDisney is a Wish Your Heart MakesA lively look at Disney musicals, with 28 songs fromfilms includingSnow White,Pinocchio,Peter Pan,Aladdin,Beauty and the Beast,The LionKingandFrozen. Maitland Musical Society. Club Maitland City, Saturday, at 7pm, and Sunday, at 2pm.
Legally Blonde: the MusicalJrA high school graduate follows her boyfriend to universityto study law. Pantseat Performing Arts, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday, 2pm and 7pm.
Peter PanThree children fly with the title character to Neverland, where they encounter lostboys, fairies, Viking women warriors and pirates; adapted by Craig Sodaro from J.M.Barrie’s novel. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 2pmand 7.30pm. Sunday at 2pm.
Singin’ In The Rain JrRomantic musical set in Hollywood in the late 1920s when talkingfilms were first made, calling for actors with good voices. Hunter Drama, at St Phillip’sChristian College Theatre, Waratah. Saturday at 2pm and7.30pm.
WallycomNovocastrian Maureen O’Brien’s technology-related musical comedy looks at abuyer’s attempts to get aid to fix an expensive new computer. Adamstown Uniting Church’sDungeon Theatre. Saturdayat 2pm.
MUSIC5 SawyersSaturday, Devultra.Sunday, Sundays Record Duo.
Adamstown Uniting ChurchSaturday, Hey Universe, Looseleaf IV, Kieran Wicks.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Soulplay.
Australia Hotel CessnockSaturday, Allstar.
Bar On The HillSaturday, Horrorshow.
Bar PetiteSaturday, GW Freebird.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday,Robbie Long.Sunday,Tim Rossington.
Bay HotelSaturday, C2Air Studio 54,Gen-X.
Belmont 16s Saturday, The Rumour, Melody Feder. Sunday, Bloom.
Belmont HotelSunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Belmont SportiesSunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Evergreen.
Beresfield Bowling ClubSaturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.
The Bradford Saturday, Sass And The Boss Trio.
Burwood InnSaturday,DJ Surian.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday,Tom Ackroyd, Ryan Moon, Tomek, Luke Massey, B2B, Ben Pailas.
Cardiff RSL ClubSaturday, GenR8.
Catho PubSaturday, John Larder.Sunday, DV8.
Caves Beachside HotelSaturday, The Ruiins. Sunday, Ava.
Central BarSaturday, Jacob & Laura.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.
Central HotelStroudSaturday, Greg Bryce.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Rendezvous.
Charlestown Bowling ClubSaturday, Mick Jones.
Clarendon HotelSaturday, Max Jackson.
Club KotaraSaturday, Chase.
Club LemonTreeSaturday, Jon Matthews.
Country Club HotelSaturday, Troy Kemp.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Kristy James.Sunday, Todd Schmoo.
Customs House Saturday, Dave Owen.Sunday, Max Jackson.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Anyerin.
D’Albora MarinaSaturday, Bonny Rai.Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Denman HotelSunday, Loren Ryan.
Duke Of WellingtonSaturday,The Levymen.
East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka.Sunday, Norm Bakker.
East’s Leisure & Golf ClubSaturday, Joel Oakhill.
Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Klassic Blak.
Edgeworth TavernSaturday, Ash Mountain.
The EdwardsSunday, Joe Pug (US), Courtney Marie Andrews (US),Ben Leece.
Joe Pug, live at The Edwards on Sunday.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Big Night Out.
FogHorn BrewhouseSaturday, Jessica Cain.
Gateshead TavernSaturday, Junior and Luana.Sunday, The Hitpit.
George Tavern Saturday, Misbehave.
Grain StoreSaturday,BethGleeson.Sunday,JJ King.
Grand Junction HotelSunday, The Slowdowns.
Great Northern Hotel TeralbaSaturday, Kaylah Anne.
Gunyah HotelSaturday, Overload.Sunday, Blues Bombers.
Hamilton Station HotelSunday,Adam Gibson, NRWD, Dog Dirt,Aitäh.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Kevin O’Hara, Hellrad. Sunday, Kellie Cain.
Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, Counterpart. Sunday, Bluewater Cowboys.
Honeysuckle HotelSaturday, Prestige Inc. Sunday, Mike Vee, CrocQ.
Hotel Delany Saturday, The Fedz.
Iron Horse InnSaturday, Eye On You.
Jewells TavernSaturday, Loko.
The Junction HotelSaturday,Mike Vee.
Kent HotelSaturday, The Smarts. Sunday, The Jungle Kings.
Lake Macquarie TavernSaturday, Paparazzi.
Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Jamie Martens.
Lass O’GowrieSaturday,Safehands,Stockades,Suburban Haze.Sunday, Pucko & Friends.
Lizotte’s Saturday, Mental As Anything, Daniel March. Sunday, Van The Man.
Lucky HotelSaturday, Matt McLaren.
Mark HotelSaturday, The Remedy.
Mary EllenSaturday, Phase III.Sunday, Mark Wells.
Maryland TavernSaturday, The Gaudrys.
Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Todd Schmoo.Sunday, Mick Jones.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Jordan Fleming.
Mayfield Ex-Services Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys Duo.
Merewether SurfhouseSunday, Jerome.
Metropolitan Hotel MaitlandSunday, Marriah.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday,Love That Hat. Sunday,Tailgate Drive.
Murray’s BrewerySunday, Nano.
Nags Head HotelSaturday, Reg Sinclair.
Neath HotelSaturday, Sami.
Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday, Kim and Mik. Sunday, Bobby C.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Jason Bone.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday,Little Cents.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Sundays Record Duo.
Pippis At The PointSaturday, Redline. Sunday, Bonny Rai.
The PourhouseSaturday, Shawn Lidster.
Premier HotelSaturday,Mark Wells Trio. Sunday,Bounty Hunters.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley, The Big Bang. Sunday, The Years, Wharf Life.
Royal Federal HotelBranxton Saturday, Hummingbirds.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Jackson Broadway.
Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Beau Hatch.
Rutherford HotelSaturday, Jared Taylor.
Seabreeze HotelSunday, Kelly Hope.
Shenanigans at the ImperialSaturday,John Larder.Sunday,NicholasConnors.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Russell Snape.
Snake Gully HotelSaturday, Higher Ground.
Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday, Summerland Kings.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Luke Smith.
Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday,The Autumn Hearts,The Marquis,Lenny Tranter & TheBagism Revalation.
Stockton RSLClubSaturday, The Sun Rockets.
Swansea HotelSunday, Ashley Knight.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Echo’s Of The Sixties.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Brendan Murphy.
Telarah Bowling ClubSunday, Karen O’Shea.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday,Deborah Sinclair.
Toronto DiggersSaturday, 40 Up Club.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.Sunday, Zane Penn.
Town Hall HotelSaturday, Lauren Ryan.
Victoria Hotel HintonSunday, Luke Smith.
Wangi HotelSaturday, Jamie Martens.
Wangi Wangi RSLClubSunday, Reg Sinclair.
Wests CardiffSaturday, The Pink Chevys.
Wests New LambtonSaturday, Phonic Trio.
Wickham Park HotelSaturday,Chikarma, Kisstory. Sunday,Phoenix Pritchard,Compadre Diablo.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Pete Hibbert.
MOVIESAcross The Universe(PG)The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (Regal)
A Dog’s Purpose(PG) A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. (Regal)
Baywatch(M)Follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon as he butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
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.
Churchill(M)A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day. (Tower)
Despicable Me 3(PG)Balthazar Bratt, a child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul(PG)Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother’s 90th birthday, so he canattend a nearby gamer convention.
Galaxy Quest(PG)The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (Regal)
Going In Style(M) Three senior citizens in their 70s decide to rob a bank. (Lake Cinema)
Hidden Figures(PG) A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. (Regal)
MOM(CTC)Devki, a loving wife and mother of two beautiful daughters seemingly has a perfect happy family, yet somehow true happiness of being a mother eludes her. (Tower)
Monsieur Chocolat(CTC)The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century. (Tower)
My Cousin Rachel(PG)A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. (Tower)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales(M) Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowingwhen deadly ghost sailors escape from the Devil’s Triangle. (Lake Cinema)
Spider-Man: Homecoming(M) Ayoung Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.
The House(MA)A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund.
Their Finest(M) A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the London bombings. (Regal)
Transformers: The Last Knight(M)Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.
Una(M)When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man’s workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life. (Tower)
Viceroy’s House(PG)Lord Mountbattenis tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence. (Regal)
Wonder Woman(M)An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world’s greatest heroes.