SATURDAYFlickerfest 6pm and 8.45pm, Tower Cinemas, Newcastle. Showing the Best of n Shorts program at 6pm followed by the Short Laughs Comedy program at 8.45pm, with drinks served in-between sessions. A local film is showing:Melon Grab, starring Newcastle actor and skater Noah Regan, directed by Central Coast filmmaker Andrew Leeand filmed in and around the Central Coast by fellow Central Coast cinematographer Dane Howell.
The Wandiyali ATSI Indigenous Classic Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 3pm, Merewether Beach. Part of Surfest 2018. A cultural gathering will also be held, celebrating and showcasing Indigenous culture. All are welcome.
Newcastle Beach Nudie n Boardriders Battle Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 5pm, Newcastle Beach. National final with family-friendly activities, giveaways and a beach bar, too. Part of Surfest.
nib Newcastle Knights 2018 Community Season Launch9am to noon,McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. The club’s largestfree community event of the season with players, autograph opportunities, mechanical football, face painting, a petting zoo, rugby rumble inflatable ride, live music and competitions.
Feast Fest4pm to 9pm, Speers Point Park. A twilight food market with market stalls, entertainment,jumping castles, face painting and more.
Bolivian Festival 6pm to 11.30pm, Barcito, Hamilton.Bolivian food and drink specials; live music; best-dressed prizes.
The Last Dance 8pm onwards, The Gateway Hotel, Islington. Drag shows; DJ; karaoke and more.
Chamber Philharmonia Cologne 8pm to 10pm, Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent, Singleton. A classical instrumental ensemble from Germanyperforms Vivaldi, JS Bach, Tchaikovsky andPaganini. Bring a picnicto eat in the beautiful Convent gardens before the concert. The gardens will open at 5.30pm.
2018 Maitland ShowSaturday and Sunday, Maitland Showground. Rides; showbags; competitions; animals; live entertainment; food and market stalls; vintage cars; precision driving show; fireworks and more.
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SUNDAYEndless Summer 11am to 4pm, Charlestown Swim Centre. Live music; games and prizes; an inflatable obstacle course.Free entry for the first 50 young people (aged 12 to 24).
Jazz Afternoon 3.30pm onwards, Wangi RSL, 275 Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi.
A Community Afternoon Tea with Judy Watson 1.30pm,The Lock-Up, Newcastle. Artist Judy Watson’swork is featured in The Lock-Up’s current exhibition Experimenta Make Sense. Her Aboriginal matrilineal family are from Waanyi country in north-west Queensland.
World Travel Expo 10am to 4pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Exclusive travel deals and information.
Cupid’s Undie Run 11.30am to 3.30pm, Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club. A fundraiserfor the Children’s Tumour Foundation . For more information or to register, go tocupidsundierun老域名出售.au/cities/newcastle.
SAVE THE DATEA Day On The Green’s Alrighty Monster Line-up comes to Bimbadgen on Saturday, February 24. Enjoy indie-rock anthems from The Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and The Fauves.
MARKETSHunt & Gather Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm,Foreshore Park, Newcastle East (by the old train shed and duck pond).
Farmers & Artisan Markets @ Lake Mac East Saturday, 9am to 1pm, Quinn Park, Swansea.
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.
Wallsend Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, 54 Cowper Street, Wallsend.
Hamilton Clocktower MarketsSaturday, 9am to 2pm, Beaumont Street, Hamilton.
Warners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, Warners Bay Esplanade (opposite shops).
Adamstown Lions MarketsSunday, 7am to 12.30pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketsSunday, 7am to 1pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.
ARTCessnock Regional Art Gallery Local Artist Uncovered: Katrina Rose. Until March 25.
Art Systems WickhamFiguration, byPeter Ronne andAndrew Sutherland. Ends Sunday.
Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryResolution;Your Collection: Look Out and Artist Focus: Sally Bourke.
The Lock-UpExperimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art. Until March 18.
Old Fire Shed Gallery, WollombiWombolly Metals, by Geoff Boorman. Until March 4.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery Lionel’s Place. Until April 8. Gary Grealy: Art Maker, Patron, Lover; Grisaille, Shades of Grey From The Collection. Until March 18. The Enlightening Journey of Mr Hugo Ball, by Andrew Finnie; A Whisker of Light, by Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison; Lamentation, by Karike Ashworth.Until April 29.
CStudios Art Gallery Water and Rhythm, byRhonda Partridge, Alison Moore, Matt Baker, Jennifer Hollis, Peter Masters, Stephen McDonald, Geoffrey Holmes. Until March 3.
Port Stephens Community Arts CentreSun, Surf and Sand Exhibition. Until February 20.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts CentreComing in Waves, by Sue Beiboer; Reflecting on Nature, by Mitchell O’Mahoney. Until March 4.
Newcastle Art GalleryEverything Changes: Tim Maguire 2002-2017. Ends Sunday.
Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back GalleriesSmall: Habitat Exhibition. Until March 4.
University of Newcastle Gallery Mojgan Habibi PhD exhibition. Ends Sunday.
Timeless TextilesSensitive Landscape: Details from Nature, byAnna Gunnarsdottir. Until March 11.
Gallery 139Body Bits, byClare Weeks, Kristian Glynn, Lisa Kirkpatrick, Nadia Aurisch, Susan Ryman, Toni Amidy, Tim Messiter, Hannah Brien. Until February 25.
Cooks Hill GalleriesInsights 2018. Until February 28.
Bobbie P Gallery, Terrigal Bloom –Up Close, by Darren Pedley. Until February 28.
THEATREBurlesque The CircusBright fusion of burlesque, dancers and circus for adults. Birdcage Burlesque and Circus Avalon, at Lizotte’s, Lambton. Saturday, dinner and show from 6pm; show only at 8.30pm.
Little Women –The MusicalFour young sisters, led by would-be novelist Jo, try to show in the 1860s that women are as adept as men; adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Young People’s Theatre and Lindsay Street Players, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton. Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm.
Love Letters A man and woman who began writing romantic notes to each other as teenagers continue the practice throughout their lives; funny and moving work by A.R. Gurney. Bare Productions. Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin, Saturdayat 7pm.
Out of OrderA junior government minister gets more than he bargained for when he takes an attractive opposition secretary to a hotel bedroom during a parliamentary sitting; comedy by Ray Cooney. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at2pm.
MUSIC5 Sawyers Sunday, Howard Shearman Duo.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Mardmax Duo. Sunday, Kylie Jane.
HotelCessnock Saturday, James Naldo.
Battlesticks BarSunday, Elisa Kate.
Beach HotelSaturday, D. Love. Sunday, The V Dubs.
Bellbird HotelSaturday, Tailgate Drive.
Belmont 16sSaturday, Uptown/Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Klassic Blak.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Voodoo Express.
Beresfield Bowling ClubSaturday, 24 Hours.
The BradfordSaturday, Ash Mountain.
Cambridge HotelSaturday, Cattle Decapitation, Ill Natured.
Cardiff RSLClubSaturday, Amigos.
Catho PubSaturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, The Mason Rack Band.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Ryan Daley.
Central Hotel StroudSaturday, Hendo.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Zane Penn Duo.
Clarendon HotelSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.
Club CatalinaSunday, Layth Gunn.
Club KotaraSaturday, Loko.
Club Lemon TreeSaturday, Pistol Pete.
Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, Outerphase.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSunday, Mick Jones.
Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Karaoke Widows.
Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Josh & Liv. Sunday, Emily Smith.
Customs HouseSaturday, Jordan Fleming. Sunday, Sunset Club.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Tim Harding.
Denman HotelSunday, Scully.
Duke Of WellingtonSaturday, Redline.
East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, State FX. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.
Easts Leisure & Golf ClubSaturday, Max Jackson.
Edgeworth Bowling ClubSunday, Tailgate Drive.
Edgeworth TavernSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys.
The EdwardsSaturday, James Bennett.
Exchange HotelSaturday, Sunday Avenue, Brian McVernon.
Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday, Marriah.
Gateshead TavernSunday, Smokin Wine. Sunday, Smokin Wine.
George TavernSaturday, KR Duo.
Grand Junction HotelSaturday, Baghead. Sunday, Adam Scriven.
Gunyah HotelSaturday, Big Night Out.
Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, Sarah and Zac Re Latched. Sunday, Robbie Long.
Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, Rendezvous.
Honeysuckle HotelSunday, Soundabout.
Hotel DelanySaturday, Mojo Bandits.
Imperial HotelSaturday, Spin Gents.
Iron Horse InnSaturday, Thunderstruck.
Jewells TavernSaturday, Something From Nothing –Foo Fighters tribute band. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.
Kent HotelSaturday, Overload, DJ. Sunday, Giant Blues Band.
Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSaturday, Maryanne Rex. Sunday, Nick Read.
Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, The V Dubs.
Lizotte’sSaturday, Burlesque The Circus. Sunday, Karise Eden.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Brown Bear & Hooves.
Mark HotelSaturday, Hayden Johns. Sunday, Love That Hat.
Mary EllenSaturday, Phonic. Sunday, Jason Bone.
Maryland TavernSaturday, 2GoodReasons.
Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Mavericks On DarbySaturday, Phil McKnight.
Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, The Years.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersSaturday, Alias, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Tyler John.
Morisset Country Club Sunday, Jamie Martens.
Murray’s BrewerySunday, Karen Soper.
Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Anthony Lee.
Neath HotelSaturday, Jason Ray.
Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday, Cruzers. Sunday, Tim Harding.
Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday, Anyerin.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, The Years.
Northern Star HotelSaturday, Tim Rossington.
Pedens CessnockSaturday, Dos Eager.
Pelican RSLSaturday, The Amigos. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Pippis At The PointSaturday, Jackson Broadway. Sunday, Jake Davey.
Potters BrewerySaturday, Kim.
The PourhouseSaturday, Daxton Monaghan.
Premier HotelSaturday, The Big Bang Band. Sunday, Anthology.
Queens Wharf HotelSaturday, The New Cool.
Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, Sundays Record.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, The Way.
Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, James Naldo.
Royal Oak Hotel CessnockSunday, Lachlan Edwards.
Seabreeze HotelSunday, Arley Black.
Shenanigans at the ImperialSaturday, The Remedy.
Shoal Bay Country ClubHotelSaturday, Junior & Luana, Grant Walmsley Freebird Blues Band.
Shortland HotelSaturday, Mick Jones.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Arley Black.
Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, The Urban Chiefs.
Star HotelSaturday, Purple Hearts.
Stockton Bowling ClubSaturday, DV8. Sunday, Easy Daze.
Stockton RSL ClubSaturday, Big Pete.
Swansea RSL ClubSaturday, Live Baby Live INXS show.
Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving ClubSunday, Croq.
Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Marriah.
Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, David Cazalet ‘Elvis Tribute Show’.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Robbie T.
Tilligerry RSLSaturday, Sami. Sunday, Swing Katz.
Toronto DiggersSaturday, John Noble.
Toronto HotelSunday, Kim.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Jumpin Jukebox. Sunday, Roxy.
Town Hall HotelSaturday, Brendan Murphy.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Kellie Cain. Sunday, Big Pete.
Wangi HotelSunday, Bob Allan.
Wangi Wangi RSLClubSunday, Jazz With A View.
Warners At The BaySaturday, Clean State.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Jessica Cain.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Love That Hat.
Wests New LambtonSaturday, The Rumour Trio.
Wickham Park HotelSaturday, Pap N That, Mason Rack Band. Sunday, Tim Rossington, Fish Fry + Pow Wow.
MOVIESBlack Panther(M)T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Darkest Hour(PG)During the early days of World War II, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on.
Fifty Shades Freed(MA) The third installment of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy.
Insidious: The Last Key(M)The fourth installment of the ‘Insidious’ franchise.
I, Tonya(MA)Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the USFigure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Lady Bird(M)The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.
Molly’s Game(M)Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Phantom Thread(MA)Set in 1950’s 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.
Raising Arizona(M)(1987) When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.
The Florida Project(MA)Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World. (Tower)
The Greatest Showman(PG)The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
The Post(M)A cover-up that spanned four USpresidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. (Lake Cinema)
The Shape Of Water(MA)Set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. (Tower)
Winchester(M)An eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.