Newcastle’s Choir of Hard Knockers – ’s first breast cancer choir – is performing a fundraising concert at the Harold Lobb Concert Hall at Newcastle Conservatorium on Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm. The Community Gala Concert will be brimming with humour, as well as music, fun and friendship. The concert, which also includes Ukastle Ukestra and Central Coast Brass, is raising money for the choir’s 2016 regional tour. Tickets: eventbrite杭州龙凤论坛m.au or at the door.
New Lambton South Public School’s Family Fun Day There will be market stalls, a jumping castle, raffle prizes, a magic show, photo booth, laser tag and performances at New Lambton South Public School from 10am-3pm
Vacy Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival Acts including Diesel, Ray Beadle, 8 Ball Aitken, Chase The Sun, Jody Direen, Justin Ngariki & The Dastardly Bastards, The Bob Corbett Band, Bad Luck Kitty, The Bad & The Ugly will perform at this licensed, all-age event at Vacy Sports Ground, Gresford Road, Vacy. Gates open at 11am. vacybluesnrootsfestival杭州龙凤论坛m or bigtix杭州龙凤论坛m.au.
Riverside Multicultural Fiesta Celebrating cultural diversity in Port Stephens by the riverside, there will be a variety of cultural performances, interactive displays and free workshops, food, kids activities, a map of the world for people to mark their country of origin, traditional stalls and a junior talent quest at this event. It is on from 9am to 3.30pm on Hunter Street, Raymond Terrace.
Pump It In Pink Come along with your family and friends to Pump It In Pink for the fight against breast cancer. Hosted by Corefit Newcastle, this workout at the Lambton Park Rotunda starts at 7.30am. Registration is at 7.15am. Costs $15. All money raised will go to Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit corefitnewcastle杭州龙凤论坛m.au to find out more.
.Pepper Tree Wines Spring Food and Wine Celebration Celebrate spring and relax in the beautiful grounds of Pepper Tree Wines in the Hunter Valley with some lovely food and wine from 11am to 3.30pm. Bookings on 1800 655 965.
Saturday Got Soul Guest DJ Mark Brown from Sydney is coming to spin an all vinyl set of classic R&B, soul and reggae at The Terrace Bar from 8.30am to midnight. Some of Newcastle’s finest DJs will also be spinning a selection of vintage soul, Motown, r&b, rock’n’roll, rockabilly, reggae and ska – all on vinyl. Free entry.
Book Launch: Eve And The Mermaid’s Tears Local author Jess Black launches her third book in the Keeper of the Crystals adventure series at MacLean’s Booksellers, Hamilton, from 2.30pm. There will be story time, mermaid and pirate craft and treats for afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome, but bookings are essential on 4969 2525.
Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta On Saturday and Sunday, join the pilots and crew of Balloon Aloft for the fifth annual Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta. More than 20 hot air balloons will be floating above the Hunter Valley during the festival. Visit balloonaloft杭州龙凤论坛m.
Nillo Infants School Community Twilight Spring Fair From 5pm to 8pm, the Nillo Infants School, Belmore Road, Lorn, will host a spring fair offering market stalls, games, dancing, live music and a raffle.
The 2015 Greater Toronto Spring Fair From 9am to 3pm, The Boulevarde, Toronto, will be closed to traffic and filled with market stalls, business displays, entertainment and amusements with plenty of cafes and food stalls.
Community Garden Working Bee All welcome to chip in and help at the community garden at Bunya Park, Eleebana, from 10am to 3pm. Wear protective clothing, a hat and sunscreen. Tools and garden gloves provided.
Keeping Backyard Chickens Workshop Hosted by Cessnock Council, this workshop will show you how to reduce your food waste and enjoy farm-fresh eggs. Learn about choosing a breed, feeding, health issues, housing and chicken sheds from 10am to 1pm at North End Community Hall, Cessnock.
Lake Macquarie Fernleigh 15 The annual Fernleigh 15 run is on again from 8am. The Fernleigh Track will be closed to all other traffic until the 15-kilometre race has wrapped up.Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Visit runnsw杭州龙凤论坛m.au/event to find out more.
Surf Life Saving NSW’s Surf Club Open Day All Hunter surf clubs will host activities and demonstrations for the public on Sunday. For more information and to register your interest, visit the SLSNSW Surf Club Open Day event page or contact your local surf club.
Embrace Life Festival The Embrace Life community empowers conscious entrepreneurs, creatives and wellness businesses to grow their brands through marketing support, networking opportunities and participation via local boutique festivals. Their next festival is on at Newcastle Jockey Club, Broadmeadow, from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Entry is $15. Visit embracelifelivelife杭州龙凤论坛m.au to see the participating exhibitors.
Richmond Vale Railway Museum Step back in time at the volunteer-run museum on Leggetts Drive. The first train leaves around 10.30am, the last train leaves at 3pm. A range of artefacts, maps and photos to view. Tickets $16 adults, $7.50 children five to 15, under-5s free. Visit richmondvalerailwaymuseum杭州龙凤论坛.
Crowne 2 Crowne Cycle Classic Raising money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, this event begins at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle and ends 60 kilometres later at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley with a barbecue lunch. The event will be on from 6.30am to noon. crowne2crowne杭州龙凤论坛m.au.
Miracle Babies Foundation Family Fun Day There will be a reptile show, rock climbing, horse rides, bouncy castles, face painting, a craft tent, and visits from the local fire brigade and police force during this family fun day at Speers Point Park from 10am to 2pm. Tickets are $5.
Spring Cruiz-In at Hunter Valley Gardens There will be veteran and vintage, classic and commercial, hot rods, street machines and bikes participating in this event, which begins at 9am from Bunnings at Wallsend, then travels to Hunter Valley Gardens Village. huntervalleygardens杭州龙凤论坛m.au.
Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie Open Day This event will be held in Pelican Park, on Lakeview Parade, Pelican, next to the Marine Rescue building. There will be 40 market stalls, rides in the rescue vessels, bacon and egg rolls, sausage sandwiches, refreshments, music, dancing, martial arts, jumping castles and a giant slide from 7.30am to 2pm.
The Dungog Festival is on again from October 22 to 25. The all-ages event celebrates the local community, offering a slightly quirky take on entertainment, lifestyle, heritage and food events. The centrepiece of the festival will be the popular Long Table Dinner down the main street of town where locals and visitors alike kick back in country style for a night of revelry and fine local food and wine, with music and dance under the night sky. dungogfestival杭州龙凤论坛m.au
As part of the University of Newcastle’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the uni is hosting Alumni Homecoming – three days of activities and events on campus – from October 21 to 23. Culminating in the 2015 UON Alumni Awards, Homecoming will include a number of free events. Full program at newcastle.edu.au.
Maitland City Library presents n crime writers Barry Maitland, Robert Gott and PM Newton in a panel discussion on crime writing and what it takes to write a successful crime novel. The session, called You’re Killing Me, is on Thursday, October 22, from 6pm to 8pm at Maitland Gaol Chapel. Costs $20. Bookings essential via maitland.nsw.gov.au/library.
Peter Garrett – long time campaigner on a range of global issues and member of Midnight Oil – will be in conversation with Newcastle Writers Festival director Rosemarie Milsom at City Hall on October 22. He will be talking about his memoir Big Blue Sky, in which he gives an account of a political life devoted to fighting for the rights of Indigenous ns, the environment, education and the music industry. Tickets are $25 through Ticketek.
Art Systems Wickham New Poems by Glenn Henderson and Momentary Aberrations by Susan Ryman, ends Sunday.
Back To Back Galleries Land, Forms, Memories – Lara Seresin, Robyn Outram and Lesley Goldacre, ends Sunday.
Cstudios Art Gallery Equus – Ruth Chapman, until November 1.
Curve Gallery The Art of Paper Folding – Luke Beezley, until November 7.
Forsight Gallery Fertile Ground – an exhibition of recent works by Varelle Hardy, Felicity Howard and Anne Rees, ends Sunday.
Gallery 139 Refracted – Flynn Doran, ends October 24.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Your Collection: Dobell And His Contemporaries, until December 6; Painter In Paradise: William Dobell In New Guinea, until December 6; Click: Schools In Focus – photomedia exhibition by Warners Bay High students, until December 6.
The Lock Up RE: Location – works by more than 30 artists as part of This is Not Art (TiNA), until October 25.
Lovett Gallery (Newcastle Library) A Gift to the City: The Roland Pope Collection, until October 31.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery ARTEXPRESS, until November 1; Soft Scape – Olivia Parsonage, until January 31; A Place To Call Yours – Barbie Procobis, until January 31; Kyoto Ravine – Renae Carlson, until November 22; Shadow Houses – Rachael Ireland, until November 26; re:bound – Nerida Ackland, until November 29; Face 2 Face, until November 29; Continuum 3: uncertainties above & below – Heather Ellyard, until November 29.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre The Journey – Rod Bathgate and Jean Davies, until November 1.
Newcastle Art Gallery John Kaldor Family Collection Artist Room #2 – Bill Viola, until November 1; Kirsten Coelho – In the Falling Light, until November 15; Anne Ferran – Shadow Land, until November 15.
Newcastle Art Space Works by Suzannah Jones and Kate Burton, ends Sunday.
Timeless Textiles Earth, Air and Water – Pat Davidson, until October 20.
University Gallery Signature – Celebrating Our Artist Graduates, until November 7.
Wallsend District Library Spring Photographic Exhibition, ends Saturday.
Healing Haven Saturday, Dudley Public School, 9am to 2pm.
Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, De Bortoli Winery, Pokolbin, from 9am.
Hamilton Clocktower Markets Saturday at James Street Plaza, Beaumont Street, Hamilton, from 9am to 2pm.
The Entrance Farmers’ & Makers’ Market Saturday, from 8am to 1pm, Memorial Park, The Entrance.
Hunt & Gather Markets Saturday, Pacific Park, Newcastle East, 9am to 2pm.
Sacred Tree Markets Sunday, corner of Station Street and New England Highway, Branxton, from 9am to 2pm.
Maitland Markets Sunday, Maitland Showground, 8am to 2pm.
Adamstown Lions’ Markets Sunday, from 8am to 1pm. Corner of Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers’ Market Sunday, from 8am to 1pm, at Hunter Stadium.
Laguna Markets The Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna, will hosts markets in the car park from 10am to 1pm on Sunday.
Beach Hotel Sunday, The Party.
Belmont 16 Footers Saturday, Talk Of The Town. Sunday, Phillip Crawshaw.
Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Stonefield, Doctor Goddard, Destrends. Sunday, Dead Letter Circus, 10 Years, Guards Of May, Ben Travis.
Catho Pub Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, The Mason Rack Band.
Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, Steve Boyd. Sunday, The Black Sorrows.
Delany Hotel Saturday, GenX.
Duke Of Wellington Saturday, Dane Fitzsimmons.
Exchange Hotel Saturday, Alias.
Foghorn Brewhouse Saturday, Beth Gleeson. Sunday, The Dew Cats.
Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Mardy Leith. Sunday, The Steves.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Crocq Duo. Sunday, Mike Vee.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Mike Horbacz. Sunday, Sunday Republic.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Purple Rain. Sunday, The Hot Yogis.
King Street Hotel Saturday, J-Trick. Sunday, Any Given Sunday.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Motherlode, The Way Out, Sons of Sand. Sunday, ICA, One Irection, Swamii Shepherds, Pucko, Lonesome and Earnest.
Lizotte’s Newcastle Saturday, Steve Poltz.
Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Norm Bakker.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Roadhouse Rockers, Rendezvous Duo. Sunday, Blue Suede Rockers, Mick Jones.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, 4 String Phil. Sunday, Weekend Warriors.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, The Steves. Sunday, Darren Fewins.
Premier Hotel Saturday, The Hang Suite. Sunday, The Hang Suite.
Prince Of Wales Saturday, Damien. Sunday, Mike Horbacz, Deejay.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Ashley Knight, Matteo Verde, Jon-T. Sunday, Ash Sheehan, Timmy Coffey, Matteo Verde.
Sydney Junction Hotel Sunday, Hurricane Fall.
Terrace Bar Saturday, Saturday Got Soul feat. DJ Dan Phelan.
Vacy Sports Ground Saturday, Vacy Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival feat. Diesel, Ray Beadle, Chase The Sun, Jody Direen, Justin Ngariki & The Dastardly Bastards, 8 Ball Aitken, The Bob Corbett Band, Bad Luck Kitty, Annie O’Dee & the Hotshots, The Bad & The Ugly.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, The Smarts.
Wests Leagues Club New Lambton Saturday, The Remedy Trio.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Big Daddy’s Cajun Blues Party, Backfire. Sunday, MisFitz, Montezuma.
5 Flights Up (M) A couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. Stars Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. (Regal)
A Walk In The Woods (M) Travel writer Bill Bryson returns to the US to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. (Regal, Lake Cinema)
Black Mass (MA15+) The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family.
Boruto: Naruto The Movie (M) Several years after the end of the Shinobi War, Naruto’s son Boruto is about to enter the Chunin exams alongside Sarada Uchiha and the mysterious Mitsuki.
Crimson Peak (MA15+) Young author Edith Cushing discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. Stars Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain.
Everest (M) On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two expeditions start their final ascent towards the summit of Mount Everest. With little warning, a violent storm strikes, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards encountered by man.
The Intern (M) 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Iris (M) A documentary about New York style maven Iris Apfel, a quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old. (Regal)
Learning To Drive (CTC) As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle, Avoca)
Legend (CTC) Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorise London during the 1950s and 1960s. Stars Tom Hardy.
Macbeth – The Globe Series (CTC) When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)
The Martian (M) During a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (M) The second instalment of this franchise hits cinemas.
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl (M) An awkward high-school senior (Thomas Mann) and a gravely ill classmate (Olivia Cooke) surprise themselves by becoming inseparable friends. (Regal)
Miss You Already (M) Starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette as Jess and Milly, two life-long best friends.
Oddball (G) Allan “Swampy” Marsh convinces local authorities to allow Oddball, his Maremma dog, to protect a colony of little penguins from wild cats and dogs.
Pan (PG) Pan tells the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. Stars Hugh Jackman.
Pixels (PG) Aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war and attack Earth, using the games for tactics. A team of old-school arcaders try to save the planet.
Ricki and the Flash (PG) Meryl Streep stars as a guitar heroine who gave up everything for rock’n’roll stardom. (Regal)
Sicario (MA15+) An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs.
Straight Outta Compton (MA15+) The rise and fall of hip-hop legends NWA.
The Gift (M) A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin by an acquaintance from the husband’s past. (Regal)
The Visit (M) A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
War Room (PG) Tony and Elizabeth seemingly have it all. In reality, their marriage is a war zone, their daughter collateral damage. (Avoca)
Wild Tales (MA15+) A black comedy from Argentina. (Regal)
The winners of the show about Marie Duplessis, Songs for the Fallen, are Lee Fry, Caves Beach; Lynne Perrington, Jesmond; and Marline Squance, Hamilton.