SATURDAYAustralian Beach Games + Free Food Truck Carnival Saturday and Sunday, Nobbys Beach, Newcastle. Register to take part in more than 15 sports played on and around the beach or just bringthefamily and enjoy the activities on offer. Beach party; food trucks; an outdoor movie; live music; beach bars; sports bars withpinball, table tennis, darts and more; carnival rides.
Southern Cross Model Yacht Racing Day11.30am to 3pm,Walka Water Works,Scobies Lane, Oakhampton. Southern Cross Model Yacht Club Inc members race R10R radio-controlled yachts. All welcome.
Paddock Sessions WollombiTaer Angwidd Farm, 19 Narone Creek Road, Wollombi. Gates open 11am, music from 1pm. Shane Nicholson; This Way North; Tori Forsyth and more. Families welcome.
Street Feast Newcastle 4pm to 8pm, Foreshore Park, Newcastle East. Food; fire shows; live music.
Supercars Community Fun Day 10am to 2pm, Civic Park, Newcastle. Top drivers will be signing autographs; car displays; live entertainment; face painting and jumping castles; sausage sizzle.
Superhero Fest 10am to 2pm, Charlestown Square. Superhero face painting; craft; fun activities and sports.
Morpeth Market Day10am to 4pm, Swan Street Morpeth.Bargains;boutique shopping; unique gifts and food.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 10am to 11am, Foreshore Park, 32 Wharf Road, Newcastle East. All welcome.
Coalfields American Motorcyle Club of Australia Dementia Run 9am, Griffith Park, Stockton Foreshore.Helping Dementia Australia.
SUNDAYHunter Animal Rescue Cat Adoption Day 10am to 2pm, The Cat Store, Shop 11/175 Swan Street, Morpeth. Meetkittens and cats seeking adoption; raffle prizes to be won. Proceeds to Hunter Animal Rescue.
A Day on the Lawn Mercy Style9am to 2pm, Mercy Services Nursing Home, 24 Combo Lane, Singleton. Market stalls; entertainment;food; raffles; ajumping castle; classic cars and more.
Walk With Us11am to3pm,The Heritage Shed, Speers Point Park.A walk from Speers Point Park towards Warners Bay andreturn to raise awareness of suicide in our community. Organised by Lake Macquarie Suicide Prevention & Support Network.
Caves Beach Ocean Swim 9am to 3pm, swimmers assemble at Caves Beach Surf Lifesaving Club for pre-race registration and instructions.
Heart Week Walk –Weston 9.45am to 11am,Chinamen’s Hollow and Peace Park, 135 Cessnock Road, Weston.
Newcastle Record & CD Fair 9am to 4pm,Uniting Church Hall, Beaumont Street, Hamilton.
Dog Day Afternoon 2.0 12.30pm to 2pm, The Family Hotel, Newcastle West. Meet dogs needing homes through Dog Rescue Newcastle.
The Poetry Bomb 3.30pm to 6pm, Hudson Street Hum, 7 Hudson Street, Newcastle.
Animals in Art & Music 10am to 4pm, Newcastle Museum. An afternoon of live performances by Newcastle Youth Orchestraplus works by natural history illustrators from the University of Newcastle. Live music from 2pm.
SAVE THE DATEFlickerfest 2018 –Best of Australian Shorts comes to Peter Drayton’s Ironbark Hill Brewhouse, Pokolbin, on May 5. Cost $55 (films, wine tasting and food) or $20 (films only). Tickets and information at aroundhermitage南京夜网.au or by phoning 4998 7781.
MARKETSTwilight Markets Saturday, 3pm to 7.30pm, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley,430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Markets 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.
Newcastle & Hunter Vietnam Veterans Inc. Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington.
Adamstown LionsMarketsSunday, 7am to 12.30pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Nelson Bay Legacy Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Neil Carrol Park, Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay.
ARTGrossmann House Treasures of the Hunter Exhibition. Until May 20.
Wollombi Cultural Centre’s The Fireshed GalleryStitches In Time, by 4 Directions. Until May 6.
Cessnock Regional Art GalleryNights Watch Parliament, byTherese Gabriel Wilkins. Until May 6.
Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryFirst Class: First Decade. Until May 20.
Gloucester Gallery Nu Feminin, by Christopher Steele. Until May 20.
The University GalleryFrom The Studio, byImants Tillers. Until May 26.
The Lock UpjusticeINjustice, by Corinne Brittain, Rob Cleworth, Blak Douglas, John A Douglas, Leah Emery, Lezlie Tilley and Richard Lewer. Until May 20.
Art Systems WickhamFarbenfreude, by Werner Neumann. Until May 6.
Watt Space Gallery Head On Students,curated by ClareWeeks and James Murphy. Until May 13.
Maitland Regional Art GalleryThe Enlightening Journey of Mr Hugo Ball, by Andrew Finnie; A Whisker of Light, by Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison; Lamentation, by Karike Ashworth.End Sunday. Sonant Bodies, by James Hazel and Victoria Pham. Until May 13.Maitland International Salon of Photography; The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2017.Until May 20. Luminous Maitland; Stuart Scott. Until August 12.
Cooks Hill GalleriesWaterline, by Phil Stallard. Until April 30.
Port Stephens Community Arts CentreNelson BayQuilters Exhibition. Until May 22.
Newcastle Art GalleryElisabeth Cummings: Interior Landscapes. Ends Sunday. IN-FORM: Sculpture from the collection. Until May 13.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back GalleriesIn Pursuit of Meaning, byHeather Campbell and Naomi Wild. Until May 6.
Timeless TextilesForever Now, byBarbara Schey. Until May 6.
Gallery 139What Remains, by Jo Shand, Niomi Sands, Clare Hodgins, Gina McDonald, Peter Read, Shelagh Lummis, Dino Consalvo.Ends Sunday.
Newcastle MuseumSpiders; Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters. Ends Sunday.
THEATREChurch Street DramasShort plays by Frank Oakes based on real events in houses in the title Maitland street, with audiences meeting in the street’s Brough House and then moving to each house. Presented by The Friends of Grossmann House and Maitland Repertory Theatre. Sunday at 4.30pm.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JrLively musical for young performers from Lewis Carroll’s novel. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
The HollowA murder unexpectedly occurs when a woman invites eccentric people to visit her rural estate; thriller by Agatha Christie. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 8pm.
JobReadyComedy, based on real-life stories, looking at people forced by Australia’s welfare system to take jobs for which they have no skills. Big Muscles Sad Heart Theatre, at the Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm.
Perfect WeddingA bridegroom wakes in a hotel room on his wedding morning to find a girl in bed beside him; lively comedy by Robin Hawdon. Theatre on Brunker, at St, Stephen’s Church Hall, Adamstown. Saturday, dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm (final week).
Summer of the Seventeenth DollTwo Queensland cane-cutters meet Melbourne girlfriends on their summer break; classic play by Ray Lawler. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
Ugly Mugs People affected by unexpected violence, including a a female sex worker and a girl who is hit on a footy field and has her bag stolen, look at how their lives were affected; Australian drama by Peta Brady. GNaW Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday, 2pm and 8pm.
MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday, Devultra.Sunday, Prestige Inc.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Phonic Duo.Sunday, Mick Jones.
Australia Hotel CessnockSaturday, Sami Cooke.
Bar PetiteSaturday, Nano.
Battlesticks BarSaturday,Tim Rossington.Sunday, Little Cents.
Bay Hotel Bonnells BaySaturday, Rubber Bullet.
Beach HotelSaturday, Misbehave.
Bellbird HotelSaturday, Troy Kemp.
Belmont 16sSaturday, Anthology,Matt Gaudry,The Australian Bee Gees Show.Sunday, Rich & Famous.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Evergreen.
Beresfield Bowling ClubSaturday, Code Red. Sunday, Jumpin’ Jukebox.
The BradfordSaturday, Witchery.
Burwood InnSaturday,Nathan La Monaco.
Cambridge HotelSaturday, Rose Tattoo (main room),Lo!, Tired Minds, Burdened, Boudicca, Post Truth (side bar). Sunday, Skyepaint,Vast Hill,Foemen,Rachel Maria Cox.
Cardiff RSL ClubSaturday, The V Dubs.
Catho PubSaturday, Bob Allan.Sunday, Dirty Deeds – AC/DCShow.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Anyerin.
Central HotelStroudSaturday, Ngariki.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.
Club CatalinaSunday, Cotton Sax and Strings.
Club LemonTreeSaturday, Barracuda.
Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, Acoustic Mayhem.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Kim.
Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Emily Smith,DJ Z4KLND.
Customs HouseSaturday, Perry Carter. Sunday, Lauren Arms.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Hayden Johns.
D’Albora MarinaSunday, Mick Jones.
DashvilleSaturday-Sunday, The Gum Ball ft.Remi, Butterfingers, Rocket Science, The Aints, The Bamboos, Screamfeeder, Terra Lightfoot (CAN), Ben Salter, Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes, The Creepshow (US), Les Hotesses d’Hilaire (US), The Squirts (US), Hat Fritz & Cara.
Denman Hotel Sunday, Romney Watts.
Duke Of WellingtonSaturday, Prestige Inc.
East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Finnian.
East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday,The Lamplighters.Sunday,Greg Bryce.
Edgeworth TavernSaturday. Zac and Ben.
FinnegansSaturday, Natalie Sax, Luke La Beat, Lionette.
Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday,Witchery.
Gateshead TavernSunday, Brazillian Brothers Duo.
George TavernSaturday, Shaka.
Grand Junction HotelSunday, Ben Salter.
Hamilton Station HotelSunday,Hack The Mainframe, Nerdlinger, Them’s Fightin’ Words.
Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, Jim Neal, Project X. Sunday, Shaka.
Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday,The Snape Trilogy.
Honeysuckle HotelSaturday,The Search Party.Sunday, Mike Vee, Phonic Duo.
Iron Horse InnSaturday, Soundabout.
Jewells TavernSaturday, R And R.
Kent HotelSaturday, Purple Rain. Sunday, Thread Blues Band.
Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Lambton Park HotelSaturday, Compadre Diablo.
Lass O’GowrieSaturday,Red City,Widower.
Lizotte’sSaturday, Bob Starkie.
Lucky HotelSaturday, Cam Hives. Sunday, Brown Bear & Hooves.
Maitland ShowgroundSaturday, Groovin’ The Moo ft.Royal Blood (UK), Portugal. The Man (US), The Amity Affliction, Duke Dumont (UK),Ball Park Music, Paul Kelly, Grinspoon, Amine (US), Public Service Broadcasting (UK),Vera Blue, Flight Facilities, Dean Lewis, Confidence Man, Ocean Alley, Alex Lahey, Winston Surfshirt, Lady Leshurr (UK), Dean Lewis.
Mark HotelSaturday, Jackson Halliday.
Mary EllenSaturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Max Jackson.
Maryland TavernSaturday, Rock OZ.
Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.
Mavericks On DarbySaturday, The DuoTones.
Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, The Leadbellies.
Metropolitan Hotel MaitlandSaturday, Glamstars.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersSaturday,Hurricane Fall.Sunday,Todd Schmoo.
Middle Rock Resort One Mile BeachSunday, Cathy Cannon.
Morisset Country ClubSunday, Layth Gunn.
Murray’s BrewerySunday, Holly Mae Wilson.
Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Pap & That.
Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday,The Levymen. Sunday,Tim Harding.
Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday,Daniel Arvidson.
Newcastle Jockey ClubSaturday, Max Jackson.
Newcastle Leagues Club–The VaultSaturday,Once Remained,Heathen Spawn,Halcyon Reign,The Social Norm.
Northern Star HotelSaturday, Jack Evans.
Oaks Pacific Blue ResortSaturday, Jessica Cain.
Paxton Bowling ClubSaturday, Pete Gelzinnis.
Pelican RSL ClubSunday, Troy Kemp.
Pippis At The PointSaturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Bonny Rai.
Potters BrewerySaturday, Pistol Pete.
Premier HotelSaturday, Tre Soul.Sunday,Melbourne Street.
Prince of Wales HotelSaturday, Bobby C.
Queens Wharf HotelSaturday,The Rumour Trio,Tom Christie.Sunday, Trancemission,Wharf Life.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Zane Penn.
Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, Loko.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, 2 To The Floor.
Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Nick Read.
Seabreeze HotelSunday, Tim Rossington.
Shenanigans at the ImperialSaturday, Counterpart.
Shoal Bay Country ClubSaturday,Then Jolene,Mental As Anything.Sunday,Hermana,Nicko Solo.
Shortland HotelSaturday, Tim Harding.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Arley Black.
Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, Josh Needs. Wednesday, The Scullion Sessions withAllan Caswell, Andrew Swift.
Stockton Bowling ClubSaturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Jim Overend.
Swansea HotelSunday, The Search Party.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Whiskey Business Duo.
Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Moondogs.Sunday, Peter Stefanson.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Bonny Rai.
Tilligerry RSLSaturday, Bernie.
Toronto HotelSunday, Dean Kyrwood.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Adam Brand, Mardmax.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Arley Black.
Wangi HotelSunday, Steve Gilmore.
Warners At The BaySaturday, The Years.
Warners Bay HotelSaturday, Big Night Out.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Just Jade.
Weston WorkersSaturday, All Access 80s.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Cruzers.
Wests New LambtonSaturday,The Rattle.
Wickham Park HotelSaturday, Kim.Sunday, Murph.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Gareth Hudson.
WollombiSaturday, Paddock Sessions ft. Shane Nicholson, This Way North, Joe Mungoven, Vanishing Shapes, Tori Forysth.
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.
Early Man(PG) Dug and Hognob unite theirtribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
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.
Peter Rabbit(PG) A rebellious rabbit tries to sneak into a farmer’sgarden.
Phantom Thread(M)Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. (Lake Cinema)
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.
Sherlock Gnomes(G)When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring.
Super Troopers 2(MA) When an international border dispute arises between the USand Canada, the Super Troopers are called in to set up a new highway patrol station in the disputed area.
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.
The Mercy(M)The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. (Lake Cinema)
The Shape Of Water(MA)At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. (Lake Cinema)
Truth Or Dare(M)Agame of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone – or something – begins to punish those wholie or refuse the dare.