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SATURDAYVariety Family Fun Day 11am to 3pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle. Welcome the Variety NSW Bash back from a week driving in the bush. There will be amusement rides, face painting, a petting zoo, live entertainment and food trucks.
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2018 Stamp and Coin Expo 9am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday, Newcastle Exhibition Centre, Brown Road, Broadmeadow. The Newcastle Philatelic Society is celebrating its centenary.

Baroque Backstage 2pm to 4pm,Newcastle Theatre Company Bloomfield Room, 90 de Vitre Street Lambton. RSVP to 4952 4958or email [email protected]老域名出售.au. A group exhibition inspired by the Restoration period costumes of Playhouse Creatures.

Retro Drive-In Movie Night 5pm onwards, Rathmines Park (behind the Catalina Conference Centre). Films: Hairspray; The Italian Job.Tickets $30 per car at lakesidemarketing老域名出售.au/drive-in.

Dudley Wellness Day 8.30am to 4pm, MegHQ, 2/122 Ocean Street, Dudley.Activities include yoga, meditation, massages, reiki and naturopathic health talks. Tickets: $15 adults; $5 for children (five and under admitted free).All proceeds go to Charlies Run for Kids.

2018 Hunter Valley Wine & Food FestivalA two-month celebration of the best the Hunter Valley has to offer. Go towinecountry老域名出售.aufor the program of events.

Carnival of CupsGates open 6pm, Newcastle Harness Racing Club, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton.Race night features the AVE Technologies Ross Gigg Newcastle Mile. There will belive music, Marching Koalas, Ruby the Clown, Jono the Juggler, free face painting and a jumping castle. Entry: adults $10; seniors $5; children under 16 free.

Branxton Rodeo10am to 8pm, McMullins Road, Branxton. Incorporating the East Coast Junior Rodeo Championships. Also, market and food stalls; jumping castles.

Maitland Community Men’s ShedAuction 9.30am to 4.30pm, Lot 442 Jubilee Street, East Maitland.Wooden an metal products, tools, machinery, wooden toys and furniture. Inspect on the day 9.30am to 10.30am. Cash only.

Street Feast Newcastle 4pm to 8pm,Foreshore Park, Newcastle East (in front of Customs House). Bring a picnic rug.

Straight Outta Compo 8.30pm, Wests New Lambton. Star-studded cast from Here Come The Habibs and Fat Pizza, plus George Kapiniaris and Joe Avati.

Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show 2018 Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, 9am to 4pm, Maitland Showgrounds.

Out of the Ordinary 9am to 2pm, Maitland Library.Unusual stories, events and artefacts combine to present fresh insights into Maitland’s history.

Flaggy Creek Weed Walk 1pm to 4pm, meet at 14 Mulbinga Street, Charlestown.A free workshop to help you identify and manage weeds in your neighbourhood.

SUNDAYHunter Region Bridal Expo 10am to 2pm, Club Maitland City. Entry: $5.

Street Eats Maitland Noon to 4pm, Queens Wharf, Morpeth.

The Photography of Athol D’Ombrain 10am to 3pm, Grossmann & Brough House, 71-73 Church Street, Maitland.

Newcastle Natural Medicine Showcase 10am to 3pm, Merewether Surf Lifesaving Club.Free event as part of the national Natural Medicine Week. Information, talks and demonstrations.

Lemon Jam Noon to 4pm, Henderson Park, Lemon Tree Passage.

Families Stronger Together – Supporting our LGBT Kids 3pm to 5pm, venue advised on registration. For parents of LGBTQI young people. Bookings at [email protected]老域名出售.

Cancer Council Variety Spectacular Concert 2pm, Starlight Room, Wests New Lambton. Tickets $45.

Exhibition Launch 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. All welcome at the launch of Hunter Red: Re(A)d Earth, by the Hunter Cultural Collective project.

Looking Between The Grains12.30pm to 3pm Stockton Beach (in front of surf lifesaving club). Join Newcastle City Council in celebrating World Environment Day by taking part in a month long series of activities. All ages. Register at [email protected] or by phoning 4974 2733.

Drop in Newcastle: Eats, Beats & Bikes 9am to 2pm, Dixon Park Beach, Merewether. Cheer Port to Portriders over the finish line. There will be food trucks, live music and entertainment.

Urban Cellar Door 2.30pm to 5pm, The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle. Wine tasting, canapes and live music. Tickets $20.

NRL Newcastle Knights vs Cronulla Sharks gates open 11am; main game kick-off 2pm.McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.

SAVE THE DATEThe Umbrella Foundation and Centre for Hope are hosting a charity golf day at Kurri Kurri Golf Club on Sunday, June 3. All money raised on the day is going to the Kurri Kurri Public School’s Wheels of Hope program and a post-earthquake Nepal school rebuild. Businesses, support a good cause and get on board as sponsors. Phone Linda Harwood on 0402 816 061 or email [email protected]老域名出售.

MARKETSLake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday,7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park.

Handmade in the Hunter MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.

Hamilton Clocktower MarketsSaturday, 9am to 2pm, James Street Plaza, BeaumontStreet, Hamilton.

Hunter Wine Country MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.

Newcastle Flower MarketsSaturday, 9.30am to noon, 1 Rural Drive, Sandgate.

Hunter Street MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.

Adamstown LionsMarketsSunday, 7am to 12.30pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.

Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.

Hope Estate Markets Sunday, 9.30pm to 2.30pm, 2213 Broke Road, Pokolbin.

Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington.

ARTSThe Lock-Up Hunter Red: Seeing Red, by Dale Collier, Dean Cross, David Griggs, Tina Havelock Stevens, Maggie Hensel-Brown, Doug Heslop, Raquel Ormella, Baden Pailthorpe, Mike Parr and Mumu Mike Williams. Until July 1.

Art Systems WickhamDistracted by the View, byBron Lusted, Sally Reynolds, Jules Visser. Ends Sunday.

Wollombi Cultural CentreOil paintings byGuntis Jansons. Ends Sunday.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery The Two of Us, by Frances & Chris Fussell. Until July 1.

Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryHunter Red: Re(A)d Earth. Until July 22.

Gloucester GalleryChildren’s art from the group of schools along the Bucketts Way, these include Stroud, Stroud Road, Stratford, Gloucester Public, St Joseph’s, Barrington, Booral and Krambach schools. Until June 17.

The University GalleryFrom The Studio, byImants Tillers. Ends Saturday.

Watt Space GalleryFriends of the University Student Art Prize. Until June 3.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Luminous Maitland; Stuart Scott. Until August 12. Hunter Red: Razzamatazz. Until July 22. All That Glitters, byMandy Robinson and Jen Denzin. Until September 2. Secrets, by Wendy Sharpe. Until June 30.

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Cooks Hill GalleriesIntertidal, by Brett McMahon. Until May 28.

Port Stephens Community Arts CentreAMusical Kaleidoscope of Colour; Spinners & Weavers. Until July 3.

Newcastle Art GalleryArchibald Prize 2017; Young Archie: Newcastle. Until June 24.

Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back GalleriesFlora & Fauna, byKara Wood, Mel Pegg, Holly Marlin. Until June 3.

Timeless TextilesIncubating Fibre. Until June 9. Run in conjunction with The Creator Incubator.

Gallery 139Embedded, byCaelliJo Brooker, Alison Smith, Ahn Wells. Until June 10.

THEATREClark’s Nerdy Science ShowEncore performance of Clark Gormley’s Newcastle Fringe prize-winning comedy. Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Sunday, at 6pm.

Friday the 14 thAmusing send up of slasher horror films, written and staged by Newcastle University Drama Society. The Factory Theatrette, St Pius College, Adamstown. Saturday, at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm and 7pm.

Quiet FaithPlaywright David Williams looks amusingly and movingly at how people of different religions react to the way politicians and others claim to be following their faith in making decisions. Alternative Facts, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday, at 2pm and 8pm.

Wanted – One Body! Comical mystery by Charles Dyer, with the body of an unliked man disappearing when people gather to hear his will and a murder occurring. Newcastle G and S Players Comedy Club, at St Matthew’s Anglican Church Hall, Georgetown. Saturday at 7pm.

MUSIC5 Sawyers Sunday, Marissa.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Slam Tango.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Murray Byfield.

Bar PetiteSaturday, Holly Mae’.

Battlesticks BarSaturday, Mick N Josh. Sunday, Little Cents.

Beach HotelSunday, The Humm.

Bellbird HotelSunday, Jayde Corner.

Belmont 16sSaturday, The Andy Show, The Big Bang Band. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmont HotelSaturday, Joel Oakhill.

Belmore HotelSaturday, Sundays Record.

Beresfield Bowling ClubSaturday, Gen-X. Sunday, The Rattlesnakes.

Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Hornet.

The BradfordSaturday, 2GoodReasons.

Burwood InnSaturday, Austin Mackay.

Cambridge Hotel Sunday, Letters To Lions.

Cardiff RSLClubSaturday, Born Jovi (Tribute).

Catho PubSaturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, Ash Mountain.

Caves Beachside HotelSaturday, Phonic Duo, James Osborn, Paparazzi.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Anyerin.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, The Milestones.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

Club KotaraSaturday, Kwozzi.

Club LemonTreeSaturday, Kristy J.

Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, Pat Vs. Cat.

Country Club Hotel Shoal BaySaturday, Something For Nothing.

Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Anthony Lee. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, The Tantrums.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Alessandro, Matt McLaren.

Customs House Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Matty G.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Emily Smith.

Denman HotelSunday, James Naldo.

Duke Of WellingtonSaturday, The Levymen.

East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Vivian Plus One.

East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, Mardmax Trio. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Edgeworth TavernSaturday, Boltman.

FinnegansSaturday, Potbelleez.

Gateshead TavernSunday, Katie N Feff.

George TavernSaturday, Dos Eager.

Grand Junction HotelSaturday, Melody Pool, Chris Dale.

Gunyah HotelSaturday, Overload.

​Hamilton Station HotelSunday, Jen Buxton, Molly Millington.

Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, Jayde Corner, Sunday Ave. Sunday, Beau Hatch.

Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, City Beats.

Honeysuckle HotelSunday, Tim Harding, Dr. Zoom Duo.

ImperialHotelSaturday, Crawfish Stew Band.

Jewells TavernSaturday, R & R.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Nick Read.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Trainwreck.

Lass O’GowrieSaturday, dave (single launch), The Hendonists, Catnip, Jonno B. Smith.

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Lizotte’sSaturday, A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

Lucky HotelSunday, Lauren Arms.

Mark HotelSaturday, Minute By Minute.

Mary EllenSaturday, Anyerin.

Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Roxy. Sunday, Roxy.

Mavericks On DarbySaturday,Katie N Feff.

Metropolitan Hotel MaitlandSunday, Three Piece Suit.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersSunday, Crafty Sundays.

Morisset Country ClubSunday, Jamie Martens.

Murray’s BrewerySunday, Greg McKew.

Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Pap & That.

Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday, Echo.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Matt Gaudry.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Anthology.

Pedens CessnockSaturday, Viagro.

Pippis At The PointSaturday, Deuce. Sunday, Jesse Fildes.

Potters BrewerySaturday, Phil McKnight.

Premier HotelSunday, Melbourne Street.

Queens Wharf HotelSunday, Loko.

Railway Hotel CessnockSunday, Big Night Out.

Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Mick Jones.

Redhead Bowling ClubSaturday, Club Esky.

Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, The V Dubs.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Arcane.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Jacinta.

Rutherford HotelSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Seabreeze HotelSunday, David McCredie.

Shenanigans at the ImperialSaturday, Jake Folbigg.

Shortland HotelSaturday, Robbie T.

Singleton DiggersSaturday, The INXS Tribute Show.

Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday, Billy Joel Tribute.

South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Karen O’Shea.

Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, The Shane Pacey Trio.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Witchery.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving ClubSunday, Kylie Jane.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Rock Oz.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Boney Rivers.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Sami.

Toronto HotelSunday, Kristy James.

Toronto WorkersSaturday, Code Red.

Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Glen Harrison.

Wangi HotelSunday, Hue Williams.

Wangi Wangi RSLClubSunday, Reg Sinclair.

Warners At The BaySaturday, Clean State.

Westfield KotaraSaturday, Jessica Cain.

Wests CardiffSaturday, Cruzers.

Wests New LambtonSaturday, The Remedy Duo, Straight Outta Compo.

Wickham Park HotelSaturday,Yes Commissioner.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Marissa.

MOVIESAvengers: Infinity War(M)The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

A Quiet Place(PG) A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.

A Wrinkle In Time(PG)Through one girl’sjourney led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes fromindividuality.

Blockers(MA)Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night.

The Bookshop (PG)A free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop.

Breath (M)Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal . Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Cargo(MA15+) Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) leads this outback post-apocalyptic thriller as a father looking for salvation for his baby daughter.

Chappaquiddick(M) Jason Clarke (Everest) is Ted Kennedy in this political drama that revisits Ted Kennedy’s car accident with Mary Jo Kopechne and the ensuing cover-up.

Crooked House(PG) Max Irons leads an all-star cast featuring Glenn Close and Gillian Anderson in this screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery novel.

Deadpool 2(MA15+) Sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated comic book action romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouth murdering anti-hero.

Duck Duck Goose (PG) Animated comedy-adventure following a bachelor goose who makes pals with two lost ducklings as they journey south.

I Feel Pretty(M) Renee desperately wants to be one of the “pretty” girls. After a freak accident during spin class, her dream comes true when she wakes up to a completely new reflection, believing she is now the most beautiful woman in the world.

I Kill Giants(PG) A young misfit escapes into a fantasy world of magic and monsters in Oscar-winning director Anders Walter’s feature debut.

Last Flag Flying (M)Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry “Doc” Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the ReverendRichard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. (Lake)

Life of the Party(M) Melissa McCarthy enrolls as an adult student at her daughter’s university in this comedy by McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

Mr Church(M)Based on the true story of a unique life-long friendship.

Peter Rabbit(PG) A rebellious rabbit tries to sneak into a farmer’sgarden.

Rampage(M)Based on the1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities.

Ready Player One(M)When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video where he challenges users to find his Easter Egg.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (M) Han Solo leads Lucasfilm’s second standaloneStar Warsfilm, passing Harrison Ford’s role down to Alden Ehrenreich.The film follows Han and Chewbacca before they joined the Rebellion.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society(M)A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. (Lake)

Tully(M)Mackenzie Davis is Charlize Theron’s night nanny in this comedic drama from director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and writer Diablo Cody (Juno).

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