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SATURDAYFashion Weekend Saturday and Sunday, Westfield Kotara. Shoppers can take advantage of more than 200 fashion, beauty and lifestyle offers plus styling sessions, LUSH product workshops, free Jurlique hand massages and a range of in-centre appearances from fashion personalities.Customers who spend $200 or more on participating retailers will receive a double VMAX movie pass to Event Cinemas Kotara plus five hours’ free parking.
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Festival of Two Palettes Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm, Morpeth Gallery.Meet and chat to more than a dozen of ’s besttraditional landscape and wildlife artists at Morpeth Gallery. Local businesses will be offering food and wine tastings and other activities.

Maitland Taste 2018 Saturday and Sunday, The Levee, central Maitland.Enjoy street food, coffee, wine and produce from around the Hunter region, as well as demonstrations, performances, live art, music and children’s activities. Celebrity chefMatt Golinski will conduct cookingdemonstrations and food tastings. Entry to the festival is free.

NSW Surf Life Saving ChampionshipsSaturday and Sunday, Blacksmiths Beach. Final weekend. Hosted by Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club.

Camp Quality Rock on the River 3pm onwards,840 Hinton Road, Osterley. Live music; children’s entertainment; raffles; auctions; a BBQ and more. A fundraiser for Camp Quality to support children impacted by cancer and their families.

2018 NewcastleDance Awards 2pm to 7pm, Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay.

Warners Bay Baptist Autumn Fun Day 7am to 1pm, 64 Queen Street, Warners Bay. Face painting; a jumping castle, preloved clothes and treasures; homemade cakes and treat stalls; a kids’ zone; sausage sizzle and more. Entry is free, all welcome.

Mens Health Education Rural Van Bunnings Belmont: 10am to 4pm Saturday;Loop the Lake at Speers Point Park: 10am to 4pm Sunday.

Charlestown Cup 1A Barker Avenue, Hillsborough. Spectators welcome.

Charity Barefoot Bowls10am to 2pm, Raymond Terrace Bowling Club. Krystal-Rose Cook, 7, israising funds for Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services.

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SUNDAYRaid My Wardrobe –Preloved Fashion Event10am to 1pm, Newcastle Basketball Stadium, corner Young and Curley roads, Broadmeadow. Fifty stalls full of hundreds of high-quality, high-end women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories. Sizes 6 to 26.Entry$5; ATM onsite; cash sales only; fitting rooms available; free parking.

Beaumont Street Carnivale 10am to 4pm, Beaumont Street, Hamilton.Market stalls, multicultural precincts, showbags, shopping, a dedicated kids’ zone and a sideshow alley. Three stages will feature live world music and there will be a grand parade at 1pm. Cooking demonstrations will fill the streets with the aromas of global cuisines and there will be lots of food options at Beaumont Street’s restaurants and cafes.

Loop Charity Ride 7am to 3pm.A road cycle event from Speers Point Park to Warners Bay, around Lake Macquarie Fair and on to the Pacific Highway. A fruit stop will be located at Catherine Hill Bay followed by morning tea at Doyalson. Then, return to Speers Point Park for lunch, entertainment and a swim in the pool.

Bush Food 9am to 2pm, Hunter Wetlands Centre, 412 Sandgate Road, Shortland. You will learn how to identify native edible and medicinal plants, collect and prepare local plants for eating, and how to cook them. Tickets ateventfinda老域名购买.au.

Soul Food –No Beginning No End 10.30am to noon, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, 1A First Street, Booragul.

International Women’s Day: Arts, crafts and needlework1pm to 4pm, Miss Porter’s House,434 King Street, Newcastle West. Displays the needlework of Florence, Ella and Hazel Porter.

Raise TheRoof Concert– na 2pm,Charlestown Uniting Church, 24 Milson Street, Charlestown.A musical tribute to great ns. Cost $25 adult; $20 concession.

SAVE THE DATEOf the 80-plus species of frogs living in New South Wales, about a quarter reside in Newcastle. Join one of Newcastle City Council’sfrog-friendly workshopsin March to learn more about these fascinating creatures and how you can help protect them: March 15, 6pm to 8pm, Elermore Vale Community Centre;March 17, 9am to 11am,Wallsend South Public School;March 20, 6.30pm,Blackbutt’s Richley Reserve;March 21, 6.30pm,Wallsend Brickworks Park.Phone 4974 2622 or [email protected] book.

MARKETSLake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7.30am to 1pm, Speers Point Park.

market2markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, Rowland Park, Glebe Road, Newcastle.

Handmade in the Hunter MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, corner Broke and Halls roads, Pokolbin.

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. Plus, Boutique Food and Wine Market, 8am to 1pm.

Hamilton Clocktower MarketsSaturday, 9am to 2pm, Beaumont Street, Hamilton.

Hunter Street MarketsSaturday, 9am to 3pm, Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.

Adamstown Lions MarketsSunday, 7am to 12.30pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.

Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.

ARTCooks Hill GalleriesJohn Earle and the Larri Patience Paintings & Sculptures. Until March 26.

Cessnock Regional Art GalleryLocal Artist Uncovered: Katrina Rose. Until March 25.

Art Systems WickhamParts of the Sum, by Jo Bevan. Ends Sunday.

Watt Space GalleryFractured Feminism, by Megan McCarthy.Preparations and de-articulations, by Libby Eckersley.Fanciful Notions, by Courtney Heffernan.I do look like this, I don’t look like this, by Annika Thurbon. Ends Sunday.

Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryResolution: New Indigenous Photomedia. Until March 25. Your Collection: Look Out; Artist Focus: Sally Bourke. Until March 29.

University of Newcastle Gallery Re-Stitching Culture. Until March 17.

The Lock-UpExperimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art. Until March 18.

Maitland Regional Art GalleryLionel’s Place. Until April 8. Gary Grealy: Art Maker, Patron, Lover. 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. 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.

CStudios Art GallerySpirit of Place by Peter Masters: An exhibition of photographs. Current works by Gaye Shield.

Port Stephens Community Arts CentreDreams and Journeys; Fantasy. Until April 10.

Newcastle Art GalleryGrisaille: Shades of grey from the collection. Until March 25. Elisabeth Cummings: Interior Landscapes. Until April 29.

Newcastle Studio Potters & Back To Back Galleries Everyday Alchemy. Until March 25.

Timeless TextilesSensitive Landscape: Details from Nature, byAnna Gunnarsdottir. Ends Sunday.

Gallery 139Mindscapes, by Lydia Miller. Ends Sunday. In Conversation with Lydia Miller 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Creator Incubator Father and Son: Painting and Pottery by Michael and Nicholas Han.

Morpeth Gallery Festival of Two Palettes.

Newcastle Museum Spiders; Transformations: Art of the Scott Sisters. Until April 29.

THEATREA Murder is AnnouncedAmusing Agatha Christie mystery, with a town’s residentsmeeting to discuss a newspaper advertisement about a coming murder. Newcastle TheatreCompany, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. Wednesday, Friday andSaturday, at 8pm, until March 17, plus Saturday shows on March 10 and 17 at 2pm.

It’s A Little Bit Funny A mixture of stand-alone songs, musical theatre favourites and contemporary music with a twist. Stars Kathryn Dries, Daniel Ott, Colin Dyce, Michael Power and Dolce. Maitland Town Hall. Saturday, 6.30pm.

MUSIC5 SawyersSaturday,DJ Alessandro.Sunday,Adrianna Mac Duo.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, The Bad And The Ugly.Sunday, Mick Jones.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Allison Forbes.

Avon Valley InnSaturday, Xyz.

Bar PetiteSaturday, Jake & Danny.

Battlesticks BarSaturday,Elisa Kate. Sunday, Aqwa.

Beach HotelSaturday, Club Esky.

Belmont 16sSaturday, Ted Mulry Gang, Michael Rose,Loko,Pete Hibbert.Sunday, The Moon Dogs Duo.

Belmore HotelSaturday, STP.

Beresfield Bowling ClubSunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

BimbadgenSaturday, James Blunt (UK), Pete Murray, Busby Marou, Alex Lloyd, Karise Eden.

The BradfordSaturday,Duplexity.

Cambridge HotelSaturday, Abbe May. Sunday, Willow Beats, Saatsuma.

Cardiff RSL ClubSaturday, Relatched.

Catho PubSaturday, Lennie Live.Sunday, Smokin Rosie.

Caves Beachside HotelSaturday, Paparazzi.

Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday,Matt Semmens.

Central HotelStroudSaturday, Layth Gunn.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, 2GoodReasons.

Charlestown Golf ClubSunday, Joel Oakhill.

Clarendon HotelSaturday, Jake Davey.

Club AzzurriSaturday, Introvert, Speakeasy, Elk Locker, Blush, Mark The Barber.

Club CatalinaSunday, James Naldo.

Club KotaraSaturday, Soundabout.

Club LemonTreeSaturday, Jon Matthews.

Commercial HotelBoolarooFriday, Ben Woodham.

Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, Spank N The Monkey.Sunday,The Fruittrees.

Country Club Hotel Shoal BaySaturday,Nicko,Ngariki & Friends. Sunday, BrienMcVernon,CaseyBellamy.

Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Four To The Floor.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, KR Duo.

Customs HouseSaturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Megan Core.

Denman HotelSunday, Michael Bryers.

Duke Of WellingtonSaturday,Jackson Broadway.

East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Reg Lindsay Memorial Talent Quest. Sunday, Wayne Rogers.

East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, Whiskey Business. Sunday, Karen O’Shea.

Edgeworth Bowling ClubSunday, Kaylens Rain.

Edgeworth TavernSaturday, James Naldo.

Exchange HotelSaturday, Paperboy.

Gallipoli Legion ClubSunday, Witchery.

Gateshead TavernSunday,The Brown Bull.

George TavernSaturday, Katie N Feff.

​Hamilton Station HotelSunday,Jack RReilly,Grace Turner,Boots Porter.

Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, Brendan Murphy, The Smarts. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends.

Hexham Bowling ClubSaturday, The Blue Water Cowboys.Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Honeysuckle HotelSaturday, Humingbirds.Sunday, Tim Harding.Sunday, CrocQ.

Hope EstateHob Dub Wine Machine ft. Hot Dub Time Machine, Touch Sensitive, Sneaky Sound System, The Kite String Tangle, Owl Eyes.

Hotel DelanySaturday, Alias.

Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, All Access 80s.

Iron Horse InnSaturday, Lucille Two.

Jewells TavernSaturday, Snape & Son Duo.Sunday, Daniel Arvidson.

Kent HotelSaturday, Beau Hatch Band. Sunday, Anyerin, Greg Bryce Band.

King Street HotelSaturday, Spenda C.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Murray Byfield.

Lass O’GowrieSaturday,Good Thanks,The Desert Sea,Caveman.Sunday,The Dead Love,Smacked Youth,Pacific Void.

Lizotte’sSaturday, Damien Leith. Sunday, Rick & John Brewster.

Lochinvar HotelSaturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Lucky HotelSaturday, Bandditts. Sunday, The People, US.

Mark HotelSaturday, Matt Gaudry.

Mary EllenSaturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Maryland TavernSaturday, The Faves.

Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Kristy James. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Mavericks On DarbySaturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, Busta Thong.

Metropolitan Hotel MaitlandSaturday, Short & Curly Trio. Sunday, Metro Muso’s Jam Session.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersSaturday,V Dubs.Sunday,Bonnie Rai.

Morriset Country ClubSunday, Kelly Hope.

Murray’s BrewerySunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Mick Jones.

Neath HotelSaturday, Frick N Orson.

Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday, The Big Bang.Sunday, Megan Core.

Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday,Just Jade.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Bobby C.

Northern Star HotelSaturday,Allon.

Oaks Pacific Blue ResortSaturday, Jake Folbigg.

Pedens CessnockSaturday, Outlaw Avenue.

Pelican RSL ClubSaturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Bernie.

Pippis At The PointSaturday, Redline. Sunday, Jesse Fildes.

Potters BrewerySaturday, Phil McKnight.

Premier HotelSaturday, Sundays Record.Sunday, Loko.

Potters BrewerySaturday, Phil McKnight.

Queens Wharf HotelSaturday,Bobby C,Lithium.Sunday, Fish Fry,Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Roxy.

Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday,Evergreen.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Shawn Lidster.

Rutherford HotelSaturday, Matt Scullion.

Sacred Spaces SingletonSunday,London KlezmerQuartet.

Seabreeze HotelSaturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Seven Seas HotelSunday, Just Jade.

Shenanigans at the ImperialSaturday, Zac and Ben.

Shortland HotelSaturday, Robbie T.

Singleton DiggersSaturday, Cover 2 Cover.

Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday,Blue Suede Boppers.

South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Pete McCredie.

Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday,Time On Earth,Release the Hounds.

Star HotelSaturday, The Levymen.Sunday, Bruce Mathiske’s Guitar Lounge.

Station HotelKurri KurriSaturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Slam Tango.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Mardmax.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Kazzie.

Tilligerry RSLSaturday, Brett O’Malley.

Toronto DiggersSaturday, 40 Up Club.

Toronto HotelSunday,TimPringle.

Toronto WorkersSaturday, Rock Factor. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Karen O’Shea. Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Wangi HotelSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys.Sunday,Ben Woodham.

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Warners At The BaySaturday, Bon Jovi Experience.

Westfield KotaraSaturday, Beth Gleeson.

Wests CardiffSaturday, Anthology.

Wests New LambtonSaturday,Rubber Bullet.

Wickham Park HotelSaturday, PlasticVoyage. Sunday, TimRossington,Compadre Diablo.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Tim Harding.

MOVIES12 Strong(MA)A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Black Panther(M)T’Challa who returns home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, but when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested.

Darkest Hour(PG)During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime MinisterWinston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate withAdolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Death Wish(R)A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers.

Fifty Shades Freed(MA)Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool(M)A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Finding Your Feet(M)LadySandra Abbott finds the courage to reinvent herself after she flees a broken marriage to stay with her bohemian sister in London.

Game Night(MA)A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Going For Gold(G) Emma, 17, joins a high school cheerleading team when she moves to with her dad who is a former air force officer.

​I, Tonya(MA)Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure 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.

Monster Family(PG)Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out.

Red Sparrow(MA)Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

Sweet Country(MA) When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. (Lake Cinema)

The Greatest Showman(PG)Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Mercy(M)An amateur sailorcompetesin the 1968 Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. (Tower)

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature(G)Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

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 the press and the government. (Regal)

The Secret Scripture(M)The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and 30s. (Lake Cinema))

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(MA)A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Winchester(M)Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

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