SATURDAYThe Spirit of Anzac Experience10am to noon until April 4, Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Brings to life an infant Australia still finding its feet on the eve of war through interactive environments and special effects.Itfollows in the footsteps of Australia’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses throughout the campaign, including a commemoration of Australia’s century of service. Entry is free.
Season of Sailing Until April 12, Port Stephens. It is the 10th anniversary of Sail Port Stephens and the largest ever fleet of Grand Prix and performance yachts are anticipated to make the pilgrimage to take part. There will be a raft of exhilarating races and family-friendly fringe events off and on shore, go to portstephens.org419论坛/seasonofsailingfor details.Women Who Sail Gathering on the Bay: Saturday and Sunday. Newcastle to Port Stephens Race: Sunday.
A Day On The Green 2.30pm to 10pm, Bimbadgen Estate.Blondie, Cyndi Lauper, Clouds, Alex Lahey, Montaigne.
2017 OC6 Outrigging State Titles Saturday and Sunday, Port Stephens. On Saturday more than 300 paddlers from across the state will compete in the 18km or 12km course from Shoal Bay beach out around the islands off Port Stephens. On Sunday morning the OC1 (single paddler) and OC2 (dual paddlers) will compete in a 12km race around the islands followed by a novelty race off Shoal Bay beach.
Wallalong Preschool Family Fun Day & Preschool Open Day 1pm to 4pm, Morpeth Street, Wallalong. Face painting, craft, market stalls.
Super Heroes 4 a Cure4pm,Smurfs, at Event Cinemas in Glendale. Fund-raiser for the Cancer Council.
Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney WanderersA-League match 5.30pm,McDonald Jones Stadium, Turton Road, Broadmeadow.
Masquerade Ball6pm to 11pm,Town Hall, Newcastle. Fund-raiser for Surgicure, a not-for-profit Newcastle-based charity supporting gastrointestinal Cancer Research at John Hunter Hospital.
Daylight savings ends on Sunday Turn your clocks back an hour before going to sleep.
SUNDAYKurri Coal Face Pedal2017 –Charity Mountain Bike Ride The ride will start and finish at Pelaw Main School from 8am and caters for families as well asthose looking for a challenge.
We All Need A Little TherapyDog Walk 10am, Croudace Bay Park. Market stalls, food and drinks, novelty dog competitions, agility dog demonstrations, Newcastle PCYC Brass Band will be performing. All funds raised on the day will help fund new Therapy Dog Teams visiting local hospitals, aged care facilities, libraries and schools.You can register your dog online at stickytickets南京夜网419论坛 or on the day from 9am. One dog $10; two dogs $15; three or more dogs $20.
NewRun –Newcastle’s Festival of Running 2017 Half marathon, 5km, 10km Hill to Harbour,Hunter Orthodontics 2K4Kids. For details go tonewrun南京夜网419论坛.
Menulog’s Taste of the Town Cook-Off 9.30am to 1pm, Queens Wharf Brewery. Download the Menulog app, try all of the dishes on the day and vote for your favourite. Also, a chef’s cook-off.
Crobat Crazy About ChromeCharity Motor Show 9am to 2.30pm, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow. Hosted by the 48 to 78 Holden CarClub, all proceeds go to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Little Wings and Variety. All makes of classic andcollectable cars, bikes, hot rods, commercials and vans, vehicle displays, car balance ramp, trade stalls, food stalls, rides and a rock’n’roll dance display. Entry $5 per person, children under 12 free.
TYCA Snak & RapYouth Event 9am to 1pm, Fly Point Skate Park, Nelson Bay. Scooter and skateboard competition, food, music art demonstrations, market stalls.
Book launch 2pm, the Resistance Centre, 472 Hunter Street, Newcastle. Alan Broughton will launch his book Sustainable Agriculture Versus Corporate Greed.
SAVE THE DATEHunter Wetlands Centre in Shortland will celebrate Easter on April 15. From 9.30am to 1pm there will be face painting, a jumping castle, craft, dip-netting and a reptile encounter. Meet the Easter Bunny at 10.30am or 11.30am.MARKETSThe Olive Tree MarketSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Civic Park, Newcastle.
Hamilton Clocktower MarketsSaturday, 8am to 2pm,James Street Plaza, Hamilton.
Handmade in theHunter MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, corner ofBroke and Halls roads, Pokolbin.
Genuine Farmers Market Saturday, 8am to Anzac Park, Marine Drive, Tea Gardens.
Hunter Street Organic Food MarketsSaturday, 8am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.
Hunter Wine Country MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, 532 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin.
Adamstown Lions Club MarketsSunday,7am to 1pm,corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
Maitland Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm,Maitland Showground.
Art Bazaar Warners Bay Sunday, 10am to 3pm, Warner Park, cornerThe Esplanade and Lake Street, Warners Bay.Sixty art stalls to browse, plus food and music. Grab a unique, handmade Mother’s Day gift.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
ARTS & CULTUREThe Art and Stories of Rex Granites Japanangka & Ida Granites Nangala Saturday, 2pm, Adamstown Uniting Church.
Orchestra Nova presents The Art of The ScherzoSunday, 2pm, Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Lake Street, Warners Bay.Light-hearted works of Beethoven, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and more.
Hunter Singers presents Sacred Rites Sunday, 2pm, Adamstown Uniting Church. Sacred music from around the world including works by JS Bach, John Rutter and John Leavitt, as well as Australian composers. Special guests Quintus:singers Paul Bevan, Paul Morris, Paul Tenorio, Chris Allan and Peter Guy. Tickets $25 (adult), $20 (concession), $10 (school aged children).
Newcastle MuseumPerseverance, featuring Japanese tattoos.Also, A Ticket to Paradise? Shadows Of Sacrifice and Emporium.
Art Systems WickhamSecond Nature, byKelly Lees and Anna Scobie of Urban Hum. Until April 9.
The Lock UpKnow Your Neighbour. Until April 23.
Timeless TextilesAftermath, by Glenese Keavney, Meri Peach and Flora Friedmann. Until April 9.
Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryFirst Class 16; Fiona Hall: A Case Study. Until April 30.
Watt Space Gallery at Universityof NewcastleBends, bySilje Buxton Soldal;Scale, by John Morris;Scott Probst; student exhibition. End Sunday.
Newcastle City LibraryEmblem of a City Exhibition –Local History Lounge. Until April 29.
CStudios Art GalleryIllume, by Stephen McDonald. Ends Saturday.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre44thMuswellbrook Open Art Prize; Heth: Norman Hetherington –Artist at war. Until May 7.
John Earle Gallery, MerewetherNew paintings of Newcastle.
Old Fire Shed Gallery, WollombiPaintings and drawings by Valley New Art Group. Until December 18.
Wallsend District LibraryOn The Beach Exhibition. Until March 31.
Newcastle Art GalleryAlex Seton: The Island. Until April 30. Magic Mike. Until May 28.
Gallery 139Studio Life, by Dino Consalvo, Peter Lankas, Helene Leane, Paul Maher, Olivia Parsonage. Until April 9.
Acrux Art GalleryAnimalia.
Maitland Regional Art GallerySusan and Peter O’Doherty: Moving House; The Year of the Rooster: Chinese Scrolls from the MRAG Collection. End Sunday. David Capra: Teena’s Bathtime; Vanessa Turton: Welcome to WOOF WOOF. Until May 28. Wendy Stokes: Walking Through The Space Of Landscape; Catherine Rogers: Pictures For Waiting Rooms. Until April30.
Port Stephens Community Art CentreCulture. Until May 2.
University of Newcastle GalleryThe art of collecting. Until April 8.
Back To Back GalleryAre We There Yet?An Athena Group exhibition. Until April 9.
Curious Studios Saturday, 10am to 1pm, The Edwards. This week: Sewing it together.
THEATREDreamtimeTwo male teenagers find their dreams of adventure are different to reality whenthey try to steal a couple’s money; drama by Maura Campbell, based on real events. ReamusYouth Theatre, at Maitland Repertory Theatre. Saturday at 8pm.
Newcastle Comedy Showcase HourTen Newcastle comedians showcase their skills in thisfund-raiser for the new University of Newcastle Comedy Club; with Jarrod Moore as MC.Royal Exchange, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7.30pm.
Queen of MarsA young woman with a passion for space exploration competes for a one-way vessel trip to Mars; premiere of a comedy-drama by Newcastle writer-director JohnWood. Theatre on Brunker, at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Adamstown. Saturday,dinner and show at 7pm, show only at 8pm.
Soul & CirqueA band of musicians recreate the classic Motown sound, while internationalaerial and ground acrobats perform amazing routines. Lizotte’s, Lambton. Saturday, dinnerand show from 6pm, show only at 8.30pm.
The BusinessA woman who helped to make a family company an Australian success findsherself in conflict with her children when her husband is dying; comedy-drama by JonathanGavin. Valley Artists, at Laguna Hall, Laguna. Saturday, at 8pm.
The World of MusicalsA large international cast in numbers from 18 musicals, includingLes Miserables, Cats, Jersey Boys and Singing in the Rain. R.K.T.Z Group and MayoEntertainment. Civic Theatre, Newcastle, Saturday, at 8pm. Cessnock Performing ArtsCentre, Monday, at 8pm.
MUSIC5 SawyersSaturday, Devultra.
Adamstown Uniting ChurchSunday, Hunter Singers –Sacred Rites.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, The Remedy.Sunday, Kim.
Australia Hotel CessnockSaturday, Open Fire.
Bar Petite Saturday, Emmy Rose. Sunday, Jerome.
Battlesticks Bar Saturday,Little Cents.Sunday,Nicko.
Beach Hotel Saturday, Club Esky.
Belmont 16s Saturday, DV8, All Access 80s,Anthology. Sunday, Blue Water Cowboys.
Belmont HotelSaturday, The Bad And The Ugly.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Blues Bombers.
Belmore HotelSaturday, Pelican Romance.
BimbadgenSaturday,Blondie (US), Cyndi Lauper (US), Montaigne, Alex Lahey.
Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Phase III.
The Bradford Saturday, Iguana. Sunday, Jacinta.
Broughtons at The BaySunday, Mick Jones.
Burwood Inn Saturday, Pap’N’That.
Cambridge HotelSaturday, Client Liaison (Glass House),Gooch Palms, Vacations (Warehouse). Sunday, Kill The Noise, Blanke.
Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, Loose Bazooka.
Carrington Place Saturday, Joe Cox.
Catho PubSaturday, Shawn Lidster.Sunday, The Search Party.
CentralSunday, Thirsty Merc.
Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Matt Semmens.
Central HotelStroudSaturday, The Milestones.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Counterpart.
Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Mardy Leith.
Club KotaraSaturday, Bobby C.
Club LemonTree Saturday, Big Pete.
Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.
Country Club Hotel Shoal BaySaturday, Dola.
Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Ben Travis.
Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Crawfish Stew Band.
Croatian Wickham Sports ClubSaturday, Peach Studio 54.
Crown & Anchor HotelSunday, Kylie Jane.
Customs House Saturday, Kim. Sunday, Bonny Rai.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Daniel Arvidson.
D’Albora MarinaSunday, Mick Jones.
Denman HotelSunday, James Naldo.
Duke Of WellingtonSaturday, Redline.
Family Hotel Maitland Saturday, Purple Hearts.Sunday, Lennie Live.
FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, Tori Foryth & Carl TheBartender. Sunday, Gleny Rae Virus& Her Bluegrass Playboys.
Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Yes Commissioner.
George Tavern Saturday,The De Lisle Project.
Grain StoreSunday, Matt McLaren.
Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Neil Murray, William Crighton.
Great Northern Hotel TeralbaSaturday, Kaylah Anne.
Hamilton StationHotel Sunday,Laura Mardon,Nothing Rhymes with David,Spencer Scott,Jack Lundie&JimDusty.
Honeysuckle HotelSaturday, McKenzie. Sunday, Jerome, Banddits.
Hotel Delany Saturday, The Urge.
Iron Horse InnSaturday, Jungle Duo.
Jewells TavernSaturday, R nR.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Project XI. Sunday, Jungle Kings.
King Street HotelSaturday, Scndl.
Lake Macquarie Performing Arts CentreSunday,Orchestra Novapresents TheArtof theScherzo.
Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, The V Dubs.
The Landing Saturday, Tim Harding.
Lass O’Gowrie Saturday,Unfit For Human Consumption,Flight to Dubai,Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents.
Lizotte’sSaturday,Soul & Cirque. Sunday,The Grigoryan Brothers.
Mark HotelSaturday, Mark Wells Duo.Sunday, Hornet.
Mary EllenSaturday, The DuoTones. Sunday, Mark Wells.
Maryland Tavern Saturday, Full Throttle.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Jackson Halliday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Greg Bryce.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday,Cruzers.Sunday,Blues Bombers.
Murray’s BrewerySunday, Brien McVernon.
Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Hayden Johns.
Neath HotelSaturday, Flatline.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Frick-n-Orson.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Bobby C.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Phoenix Pritchard.
Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Ash Mountain.
Pelican RSL ClubSaturday, Smokin Rosie.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Troy Kemp. Sunday, Max Jackson.
The PourhouseSaturday, James Osborn.
Premier HotelSaturday, Steve Geary. Sunday, Busta Thong.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Nicko.
Queens Wharf HotelSaturday, The Sue & Mikey Show, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, The Years.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Roxy.
Royal Federal HotelBranxton Saturday, The Gaudrys.
Royal HotelSingletonSunday, Zac And Ben.
Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Karen O’Shea.
Rutherford HotelSaturday, Pistol Pete.
Seabreeze HotelSaturday, 4 Letter Word. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.
Seven Seas HotelSaturday, Jessica Cain.
Shortland HotelSaturday, Brenton Williams.
Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, Dreams.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Karen O’Shea.
Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Bad Luck Kitty.
Star Hotel Saturday, Phonic Duo.Sunday, Steve Cowley & Friends.
Stockton Bowling ClubSaturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Witchery.
Stockton RSLClubSaturday, The Rattlesnakes.
Sunnyside TavernSaturday, Phil McKnight.
Swansea HotelSunday, Damien.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, KaDenCe.
Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Outerphase.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.
Tilligerry RSLSaturday, Sarah Christine.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Wicked. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.
Unorthodox Church of Groove Sunday,Hinterlandt.
Wangi HotelSunday, Wesleys Edge.
Wangi Wangi RSLClub Sunday, Gareth Hudson.
Warners At The Bay Saturday, Zane Penn.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Beth Gleeson.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Wayne and the Wanderers.
Wests New Lambton Saturday, Dr Zoom. Tuesday, Angamus.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday,Jye Sharp,The Years. Sunday,Codi Kaye,Blues Exile.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Pete Hibbert.
MOVIESA Street Cat Named Bob(PG) Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. (Regal)
A United Kingdom(PG)Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. (Lake Cinema)
Beauty and the Beast(PG)An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Ghost In The Shell(M) Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybridleads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
Hidden Figures(PG)A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.
Kong: Skull Island(M)A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.
Life(MA)Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As members of the crew conduct their research, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined.
Lion(PG) A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Kolkata, thousands of kilometres from home. (Regal)
Logan(MA)In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Manchester By The Sea(M)A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. (Regal)
Moonlight(M)The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience(G)On this exclusive four-part adventure see Peppa visit the outback for a barbecue, learn to surf, throw a boomerang and see the Great Barrier Reef in a submarine.
Power Rangers(M)A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
The Boss Baby(G)A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
The Coming War On China(CTC) John Pilger’s 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn’t – that the United States and the world’s second economic power, China are on the road to war.
The Edge of Seventeen(M)Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend. (Regal)
The LEGO Batman Movie(PG)Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
The Light Between Oceans(M)A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. (Regal)