SATURDAY Handmade in the Hunter Markets
St John NSW Volunteer Recruitment Drive and Open Day9am to4pm, Warners Bay foreshore. First Aid and CPR demonstrations; vehicle and communications equipment displays; sausage sizzle. You will also be able to learn more about the various First Aid Courses provided by St John NSW, and buy a First Aid kit.
Family Fun Day10am to 3pm, at Estia Health, 42 Spinifex Avenue, Tea Gardens. Market stalls, food vendors and family-friendly entertainment. A fund-raiser for Tea Gardens Lions Club.
Riverlights Lantern Workshop10.30am to 1.30pm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 230 High Street, Maitland.
World Fair Trade Day 2017 10am to 4pm, Warners Bay Baptist Church.Fair Traders fromacross NSW will be joining forces to advocate, celebrate, display and discuss Fair Trade. There will be a market and a panel discussing this year’s Fair Trade Day theme, which is#agentforchange.
Weaving Workshop 10.30am to 1.30pm, Hunter Wetlands Centre. Hosted by Wildcraft Australia, learn a traditional Arnhemland weaving method using local materials. Cost$70 plus $5 entry to the Wetlands Centre. Book online at wildcraftaustralia南京夜网.
Old4New Lifejacket UpgradeExchange at a discounted price your old lifejacket for a modern style jacket and receive advice from NSW Maritime on lifejacket care and service from experts on site.Saturday: 10am to3pm,Rathmines boat ramp;Sunday:7am to 11am, Eleebana boat ramp.
Frocks at the TrotsNewcastle Harness Racing. A fund-raising event supporting Mater Cancer Services.
Singleton Festival Saturday and Sunday. Go online towearesingletonfestival南京夜网 for program of events.
Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival Go online towinecountry南京夜网419论坛 to see what’s on.
SUNDAYNRL Newcastle Knights vs Canberra Raiders, 2pm kick-off, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.
Free Artist Talk Noon to 1pm, Gallery 139. Helene Leane talks about her exhibition Red Gold: The Cedar Story.
Janes Walk: Inner City Parks and Heritage Ramble 1.30pm to 3pm, meet atPacific Park shelter.A circular walk exploring a section of Hunter Street east, the Hill and a number of Newcastle’s parks.Walk leader is Bob Clifton of the Newcastle Ramblers Bushwalking Club.
Miss Porters House Open Day 1pm to 4pm,434 King Street, Newcastle West. Acentury’s worth of memorabilia including a specialexhibition of tea sets.Cost $8 adults; $6 pensioners and children five years and over; National Trust Members and children under five admitted free.
Mother’s Day Don’t forget!
SAVE THE DATEPCYC dinner with dancing and aerial acts beneath the “big top”. Underground Epicureans will bring the fun of the circus to the annual PCYC fund-raising dinner. Enjoy a four-course meal by Sprout, music by the amazing Hot Potato Band and an aerial show by Circus Avalon. Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27. $150 per person. Tickets now on sale through Eventbrite.
Also,Planning Your Dream Kitchen. A free seminarfor anyone who would like to avoid the pitfalls and get the best bang for their buck in renovating their old kitchen or building a new one.Saturday, May 20,10am to 11.30am at HIA Home Inspirations Centre,17 Murray Dwyer Circuit, Mayfield West.
MARKETSWarners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, Warner park, corner The Esplanade and Lake Street, Warners Bay.
Healing Haven Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Dudley Public School, 124 Ocean Street, Dudley.
Carrington Village Markets Saturday,9am to 2pm, Carrington Public School, Young Street, Carrington. Family-friendly, community event with market and food stalls, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.
Kurri Kurri Community Markets Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Rotary Park, Lang Street, Kurri Kurri.
Hamilton Clocktower Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, James Street Plaza, Hamilton.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Tighes Hill TAFE.
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.
Mothers Day Markets Sunday, 9am to 2pm, John Street, Singleton.
Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 2pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Adamstown Lions MarketSunday,8am to noon,corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
Wollombi Vilage Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm, corner Great North and Wollombi roads, Wollombi.
ARTS & CULTUREEchology Presents: The Colours of French Choral Music Saturday, 7.30pm, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. Conducted by Dr Philip Matthias and accompanied by organist Peter Guy, this concert will transport you to The Abbey of Saint-Étienne using digital cathedral organ samples alongside the stunning choral voices of Echology and Christ Church Cathedral Choir.
Maitland Regional Art GalleryMaitland Embroiderers Group Inc: From the Fine to the Fabulous. Ends Sunday.David Capra: Teena’s Bathtime; Vanessa Turton:Welcome to WOOF WOOF.Until May 28.Lionel’s Place: Lionel Lindsay from the MRAG Collection. Until April 8, 2018.Jim Anderson: Lampoon, An Historical Art Trajectory 1970-2017; Locust Jones: Back to the Dark Ages.Until June 18.Frank Murri: The Prime Ingredient in a Big Piece of Pi; Colonial Afterlives: A Salamanca Arts Centre Exhibition.Until July 23.
The Bank Glass GalleryBush to Beach Art Exhibition. Ends Saturday.
Old Fire Shed GalleryIt’s New Art 2017. Until December 18.
Newcastle Art Gallery Magic Mike. Until May 28.
Newcastle Museum A Ticket To Paradise?; Shadows of Sacrifice; Remembering The Pasha Storm.
Wallsend District LibraryNikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition. Until May 28.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Soul Food, 10.30am to noon, Sunday.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts CentreEbb & Flow: Untethered Fibre Artists;The Lady & the Unicorn: Arthur Boyd & Peter Porter;Creature: Max Watters Collection.Until July 2.
Timeless TextilesThe Breath of Felt; Lumpy. Until June 4.
The Lock-UpJamie North: Slidings; Sally Bourke: Brutal. Until June 11.
CStudios Art GalleryDouble Vision –Land and Sea. Paintings by Peter Erson Smith and Kay McFarlane Smith. Until May 27.
Art Systems WickhamWet, by Shelagh Lummis. Ends Sunday.
Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryScanlines. Until June 25. Water: This Precious Liquid. Until July 2.CLICK: Schools in Focus. Until June 25.
Gallery 139Red Gold: The CedarStory by Helene Leane. Ends Sunday.
Curve Gallery & StudiosSEA: Jane Lander. Ends Saturday.
THEATREAnyone for Breakfast?Derek Benfield comedy. Club 71, at St Peter’s Hall, Hamilton. Friday and Saturday; dinner and show from 7pm.
DisappointmentsJudith Lucy and Denise Scott show people how to ignore social media and embrace mediocrity. Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Saturday at 5pm and 7.30pm. 4929 1977.
Denise Scott and Judith Lucy.
Don’t Dress for DinnerBrisk comedy by Marc Camoletti. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
Laugh Out Loud FestivalComedy sketches andmusical routines developed by Hunter Drama’s young students, aged five to 18. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Two shows, one on Monday and Wednesday, May 15 and 17, at 6.30pm; the other on Tuesday and Thursday, May 16 and 18, at 6.30pm.
Two to TangoBright double bill: Last Tango in Little Grimley, in which a small town theatre faced with closure decides to stage a sex comedy; and Haiku, moving play about a mother and her autistic daughter. DAPA, at DAPA Theatre, Hamilton. Opens Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm, then plays Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, until May 27, plus 2pm matinees on May 21and May 27.
Snugglepot and CuddlepieYoung People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturdays at 2pm, until May 20, plus 7pm Saturday show on May 20, and 2pm Sunday, May 14.
The Golden AntelopeAcomic send-up of Agatha Christie mysteries by Newcastle’s Chris Fletcher and Brian Birkefeld. Footlice Theatre Company, at the Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle West. Saturday at 8pm.
The MiserMoliere’s classic comedy about an old man who makes those around him miserable. St Francis Xavier College, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday at 7.30pm.
MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey. Sunday, Adrianna Mac Duo.
Albion Hotel SingletonSaturday, You’re The Star Karaoke.
Argyle HouseSaturday, Hotel Motel.
Bar Petite Saturday, HP Duo.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday, Zac and Ben Duo. Sunday, AQWA.
Beach HotelSunday, Prestige Inc.
Belmont 16s Saturday, Anthology, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Phillip Crawshaw.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Dun Robin EP Launch.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Rubber Bullet.
The BradfordSaturday, The Remedy.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Ngariki.
Cambridge Hotel Sunday, Peking Duck, Kwame.
Catho PubSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, Loose Bazooka.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Pete Hibbert.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, 2GoodReasons.
Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Civic TheatreSaturday, Judith Lucy and Denise Scott – Disappointments Tour.
Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Kaylah Anne.
Club KotaraSaturday, Bobby C.
Club Lemon TreeSaturday, Boney Rivers. Sunday, Steve Boyd.
Club Maitland City Sunday, Pistol Pete.
Colliery InnSaturday, Mardmax.
Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, Karaoke Klubhouse.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Roxy’s Piano Bar. Sunday, Brien McVernon.
Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Revampt.
Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Jason Bone.
Customs House Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Tim Harding.
D’Albora MarinaSunday, Jordan Fleming.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Jungle Kings Duo.
East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Rob Wilson. Sunday, Roadhouse Country Band.
East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, The Lamplighters. Sunday, Roxy.
Exchange HotelSaturday, Evergreen, Party DJs.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, Sarah’s Karaoke.
FinnegansSaturday, Holly J, Lionette, Kidd Kaos.
FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, Paparazzi.
Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Witchery.
George Tavern Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Jerome.
Great Northern HotelTeralba Saturday, Kim.
Greenroof HotelSaturday, Jake Davey. Sunday, Jason Bone.
Gunyah HotelSaturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Rubber Bullet.
Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday,Apollo Hooks, Lazarus Mode, Midnight Movers.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Kristy J, Crawfish Stew. Sunday, Kempy.
Horizons Golf Resort Salamander BaySunday, Cathy Gannon.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Crocq Duo. Sunday, Mike Vee, Phonic Duo.
Hotel DelanySaturday, Alias.
Jewells TavernSaturday, Mark Wells Duo. Sunday, Tim Harding.
The Junction HotelSaturday, Max Jackson.
Kent HotelSaturday, DJ, Project X. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band.
King Street HotelSaturday, Stafford Brothers.
Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Misbehave.
The LandingSaturday, Jessica Cain.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday,Unfit For Human Consumption, Barfunkle, Grand Master Monk (solo).
Lizotte’s Saturday, Slim Jim Phantom Trio.
Lochinvar HotelSunday, Russell Snape.
Maitland City Bowling Club Sunday, Pistol Pete.
Mark HotelSaturday, Dr Zoom Duo. Sunday, Steve Edmonds Band.
Mary Ellen Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Jade & Willow.
Mattara HotelSunday, Beth Gleeson.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.
Mavericks On DarbySaturday, Phonic Duo.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday, Loko. Sunday, Yianni, Boney Rivers.
Murray’s BrewerySunday, Daniel Arvidson.
Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Blues Bombers.
Neath HotelSaturday, Mike Vee.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Marissa+1. Sunday, Bobby C.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, The Years.
Northern Star HotelSaturday, Nano.
Paxton Bowling ClubSaturday, Emily Smith.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Rock Factor.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Ben Travis.
Premier HotelSaturday, Tom Buckley. Sunday, Hornet.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Tyade.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Jake Davey, Deuce. Sunday, Fishfry.
Railway Hotel CessnockSaturday, Todd Schmoo.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Big Pete.
Rockpools Cafe and BarSunday, Bonny Rai.
Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Guerilla Radio.
Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Arna Georgia.
Rutherford HotelSaturday, Jackson Halliday.
Salamander ShoresSunday, Max Jackson.
Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, David McCreedie, Dos Eager.
Seven Seas HotelSaturday, Tom Christie.
Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Sarah Christine. Sunday, Alex Lewinski.
Shortland Hotel Saturday, Brien McVernon.
Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday, Purple Hearts.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Spinning Wheel Hotel Sunday, Jesse Fildes.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Joe Terror.
Star Hotel Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo. Sunday, Bruce Mathiske’s Guitar Lounge.
Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.
Stockton Bowling ClubSaturday, The Harbour Masters.
Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Ryan Daley.
Swansea RSL ClubSaturday, Brent Murphy Duo.
Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Tim Usher.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, KR Duo. Sunday, Roxy.
Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Beau Hatch.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Greg Bryce Duo.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Melanie Feder. Sunday, Marissa.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Jake Rattle and Roll.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, The Big Bang, Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks.
Wickham Park HotelSunday, Catfish Soup.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Michael Muchow.
MOVIESA Dog’s Purpose(PG) A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Alien: Covenant(MA 15+) The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination.
Alone in Berlin(M) Two working class Germansbegin writing postcards as a form of resistance. (Lake)
A Street Cat Named Bob(PG)James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, has his life transformed when he meets a stray ginger cat. (Regal)
Disney Jr at the Movies: Mickey and the Roadster Racers(G) Mickey Mouse and his pals racearound the globe. (Event)
Emo: The Musical(M) Ethan embarks on a new journey as he tries to fit in at his new school. (Event)
Get Out(MA) A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.
Going In Style(M)Three senior citizens in their 70s decide to rob a bank.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2(M)The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together.
Handsome Devil(M) The loner and the star athlete at a rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship. (Event)
High Society(G) 1956 musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. (Regal)
Jasper Jones(M)On the night that Jasper Jones shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie’s life is changed forever. (Regal)
Lion(PG) Afive-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. (Regal)
Loving(PG)The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple arrestedfor interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia. (Regal)
Manchester By The Sea(M)A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. (Regal)
Proximity(CTC) The film follows eight of the world’s best surfersas they search for new waves and deeper understanding in exotic destinations. (Event)
Raw(R)When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.
Rosalie Blum(M) French comedy about a hairdresserwho meets a mysterious and lonely woman. In French with subtitles. (Regal)
Rules Don’t Apply(M)An unconventional love story. (Lake)
Snatched(MA 15+)A young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise.
Table 19(M)Ex-maid of honour Eloisedecides to attend a weddingonly to find herself seated with five randomguests.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week(M) The rise of the Fab Four. (Regal)
The Case For Christ(PG) Ajournalist struggles with his wife’s newfound faith in Christ.
The Fate Of The Furious(M)A mysterious woman seduces Dom back into a world of crime that he can’t seem to escape.
Their Finest(M)A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
The Zookeeper’s Wife(M)Zookeepers Antonina and Jan Zabinski helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Viceroy’s House(PG)Lord Mountbattenis tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence. (Event)
Whiteley(M) A visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists.(Event)