Weekend planner: May 24-25

15/01/2019 // by admin

Africa Day Sunday. A celebration of African Unity with live music and dance performances, food stalls, market stalls and hair braiding. Free, 1pm to 5pm, Islington Public School.
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3 Village Art Festival Saturday and Sunday. The first of its kind, a four-day celebration of the arts held at the three picturesque and historic villages of Paterson, Vacy and Gresford situated in the Paterson and Allyn River Valleys. At each village visitors can enjoy art, photography, sculpture, woodwork, market stalls, vintage car and bike displays, children’s activities and entertainment and side trips to an eclectic mix of rural highlights. Free.

The French Film Festival Saturday and Sunday. See films Belle and Sebastien, The Finishers, The Past, Blue Is The Warmest Colour and What’s In A Name?. Tickets $15 for a single session, or $12 for Alliance Francaise and Newcastle Film Society members. Weekend passes available. Tower Cinemas, Newcastle. newcastlefrenchfilmfestival.weebly南京夜网.

Dungog Duathlon Saturday and Sunday. A cross-country run followed by a mountain bike ride that finishes with a cross-country run. Choose from a long course – 10km run, 40km ride, 6km run – or short course, 6km run, 12km ride, 0.5km run. Arrive on Saturday from 2pm for registration, Australian Bike Throwing Competition, carbohydrate dinner and country music. Race starts from 8am on Sunday. Individual entry $75, short course entry $65, team of two entry $120. Dungog Showground, Dungog. dungogchallenge.org.au.

Gem and Mineral Auction Saturday. The Hunter Valley Gemology Club’s annual event. Rock specimens, gemstones and finished cabochons for sale. Free, 11am, clubrooms, 1 Maize Street, Tenambit.

The Wardrobe Exchange Sunday. Secondhand ladies clothing, shoes and accessories, as part of the Weekend To End Women’s Cancers, with money raised to benefit Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Free, 10am to 2pm, Edgeworth Community Hall.

Bubbles On A Sunday: Winter Fashion Sunday. Bubbles on arrival followed by scrumptious high tea with a winter fashion parade. $45 per person, bookings essential. Sala’s Function Centre, 298 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay.

World’s Biggest Car Boot Sale Sunday. Sponsored by Ray White Maitland, this community market and garage sale will have more than 300 stalls with toys, tools, books, games, craft, antiques and collectables to raise funds for Hunter Life Education. Music, dance, Big Dog and Healthy Harold. Free, 8am to 1pm, Hunter Stadium.

Expresso Sunday. Celebration of faith, art and music will welcome Matt Anslow, an activist for refugees and people without a voice, who will perform and share his experiences. 6pm, free, The Dungeon, Adamstown Uniting Church, corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.

Art Zone Saturday. Trained tutors encourage young participants to experiment with materials and learn new skills in a fun environment. Students aged 9 to 12 years old from 10.30am to 12.30pm, students aged 12 to 16 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. $180 per student per term, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, First Street, Boolaroo.

Between The Lines Saturday. A comedy/drama with original live music about four very different women, each of whom have a story hidden beneath the surface. Written and directed by Maureen O’Brien, stars Kathleen Newman, Amanda Rietdijk, Cherie Mackinnon, Abby Hobson and musician Greg Russell. Tickets $15, bookings essential on 4954 8575. 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Cardiff Library.

The Centenary Centre Meet The Curators Saturday. Celebrate all things antique, vintage, rustic and industrial and meet those behind the centre’s 31 stores and welcome new stores Hunters Vintage Traders, The Vintage Spot, Nanna Had That. Retro music, food and lucky door prizes. 2pm to 5pm, 29 Centenary Road, Newcastle.

Southlake EcoHealth Expo Sunday. Join Permaculture Hunter, the Morisset and Peninsula Sustainable Neighbourhood Group and the South Lake Macquarie RSL for a festival of environmental health and personal well-being. Guest speakers Antoinette Balnave and Tom Farrell Institute Professor Tim Roberts, as well as a range of hands-on eco-skills workshops and information stalls. 10-4, free, Masonic Hall, 54 Yambo Street, Morisset. sustainableneighbourhoods.org.au/ecohealth-expo.

Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD & Fish Show, Maitland Showground, Maitland, Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm. Adults $15, aged pensioners $11, children 16 years and under free.

Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD & Fish Show Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can escape the everyday just by researching how and what they would like to escape in. Choices are endless with tents, camper trailers, slide-on, caravans and motorhomes to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm. Adults $15, aged pensioners $11, children 16 years and under free. Maitland Showground, Maitland.

En Plein Air Sunday. Learn under professional guidance about creating landscape drawings and paintings in the tradition of en plein air. The course of four weekly three-hour sessions is $100 per person. $30 for a casual attendance. 1pm to 4pm, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, First Street, Booragul.

Dine 4 Charity Saturday. A night of fun and entertainment from singers, dancers, a magician, auctions and raffles. Fund-raiser for Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation and Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance. 6.30pm to 11.30pm, tickets from the venue, Cessnock Leagues Club.

Biodynamic Workshop Saturday. Led by experts Hamish Mackay and John Priestly, participants learn the philosophy, theory and how-to of biodynamics farming and gardening. Fill and bury cow horns, get hands on with compost making and create the cow-pat-pit. $135 per person or $210 per couple, includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. 9-5, Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard, 712 Wollombi Road, Broke.

Tallavera Grove Vineyard Tour Saturday and Sunday. Guided vineyard tour including wine tasting. 10.30am. Costs $12. Bookings essential, 4990 7535. Tallavera Grove, Mount View.

Blues and Burgers Saturday. A celebration of the harvest hosted by Macquariedale Organic Wines. Gourmet burgers prepared by chefs from Mojo’s Restaurant. $45 per adults, $20 children. Noon, Macquariedale Organic Wines, 170 Sweetwater Road, Rothbury.

Hunter Writers Centre Poetry Group Saturday. Attend for one week before deciding whether to join the group. 10am to 2pm, Theatrette, City Library, Laman Street, Newcastle.

Savour The Flavour Saturday and Sunday. The small group tasting includes eight wines ranging from classic old vintage wines from the cellar contrasted with some more recent vintage cellar door exclusives such as Shepherd’s White Semillon. $47 per person, bookings essential 1800 677 366, 11am and 2pm, Wyndham Estate, 700 Dalwood Road, Branxton.

Handmade In The Hunter Saturday. 9am to 3pm. Kevin Sobels Wines, corner Broke and Halls Road, Pokolbin.

Hamilton Clock Tower Markets Saturday. 8am to 2pm. James St Plaza, Hamilton.

Maitland Harvest Markets Saturday. 8am to 1pm. Maitland Showground, Maitland.

Lake Macquarie Farmers Markets Saturday. 8am to 1pm. Speers Point Park.

Newcastle and Hunter Vietnam Veterans Inc Market Sunday. 7am to 1pm, Wickham Park, Islington.

Hopscotch Sundays Market Sunday. 9am to 2pm, Broadmeadow PCYC.

Baby and Kids Market Sunday. 9am to noon, Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium.

Adamstown Markets Sunday. 7am to noon. Corner of Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.

Newcastle City Farmers Markets Sunday 8am to 1pm. Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.

Art Systems Wickham Vera Zulumovski, Reflection of the Dark Beast, to May 25.

Back to Back Galleries Connections, sculptures by Robyn Outram and Cathe Stack, to May 25.

Cooks Hill Galleries The Autumn Collection, to June 2.

Finite Gallery Kiss My Arts 2, an exhibition that will also be a fund-raising event for MS Australia. To June 1. Caves Beach.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery First Class 13, to June 1, Click: Schools In Focus, to June 1, Janet Laurence: A Case Study, to July 20.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Groovin: The Story of Groovin the Moo, to May 25, The Three Os: Orban, Olsen and Ogburn, to June 29. Dick Watkins: Love of Women, to July 13. Nola Jones, to July 13.

Maitland Gaol Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles All Tied Up, an exploration of ties and neckwear and the place they have played in social interaction and identity, to July 20.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre Annette Bezor: Iconic Works 1997-2013, The Kevin Tester Retrospective, Miniatures XVII. To June 15.

Newcastle Art School Night, Diploma in Visual Arts Exhibition, to May 29.

Newcastle Art Gallery Novocastria to July 13.

Newcastle Art Space The Seven Painters featuring works by Jennifer Finnie, Patricia Williamsz, Michael Bateman, Malcolm Sands, Sarah Knights, Neville Cottee and Andrew Finnie, to May 25.

Newcastle Region Library Shaun Tan: The Lost Thing exhibition to June 3.

Timeless Textiles Akin by Meredith and Rae Woolnough, to June 15.

University Gallery Instantiating Ideas of Limitless Space by painter Lucila Nalvarte Maddox, to June 7.

Watt Space Gallery Watt Space 25th Anniversary Open Show, to May 25.

Newy parkrun Saturday. Starting at 8am at 1 Arnold Street, Carrington, it’s a 5km run in the area near Throsby Creek. Register before first run (parkrun南京夜网.au/newy).

Newy parkrun Saturday. Starting at 8am at 1 Arnold Street, Carrington, it’s a 5km run in the area near Throsby Creek. Register before first run (parkrun南京夜网.au/newy).

Futuro Financial Services Race Day Saturday. Thoroughbred racing, with the option to dine in Cheval’s Restaurant. Gates open 11.15am, $10 general admission, Broadmeadow Racecourse.

Ice hockey Saturday. Newcastle North Stars take on Canberra Brave. 5pm, tickets $20 adults or $15 kids, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium.

A Streetcar Named Desire A fading Southern belle tries to escape her past when she stays with her sister and brother-in-law; tense drama by Tennessee Williams. Woy Woy Little Theatre, at the Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy. Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm, until June 1; plus 2pm Saturday matinee May 31. 4344 4737.

Argyle House Saturday, L00ve featuring Kagz, Fuel, Jace Cordell.

The Bradford Saturday, Secret Society. Sunday, the Gunswingers.

The Brewery Saturday, Troy, Mardmax, DJ Dola. Sunday, Love That Hat, Perry Carter, DJ Ules.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Free Your Mind with Northlane, Thy Art Is Murder, Veil Of Maya, Volumes and Make Them Suffer.

Catho Pub Sunday, Viagro.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, Original Sin: The INXS Show.

Civic Theatre Newcastle Saturday, It’s Dark Outside. Tuesday, Djuki Mala (Chooky Dancers).

Great Northern Hotel Sunday, Dead Letter Circus.

Grand Hotel Saturday, Tim Rossington, Jazz. Tuesday, Jazz with Holly Clayton Group.

Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Melody Pool, Ahlia-Rain. Sunday, Zoe K.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Moose Preservation. Tuesday, Poker. Wednesday, Trivia.

Lizotte’s Newcastle Saturday, Abby Dobson. Sunday, The Idea of North. Wednesday, Hats Bennett, Jack Dawson, Matt Semmens, the Dockadoras.

Newcastle Panthers Sunday, the Wiggles.

Shinnies Hotel, Boolaroo Sunday, Leadbellies.

The Small Ballroom Saturday, She Rex, Lepers and Crooks. Wednesday, Happy Club featuring Closure In Moscow.

Stag And Hunter Hotel Saturday, Bluesbombers.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Troy Kemp. Wednesday, Trivia.

OPENING

Kochadaiyaan 3D (MA15+) Indian Tamil computer-animated period film. (Event Cinemas Glendale)

Son of God (M) The story of The New Testament.

X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history.

Sunshine on Leith (PG) Rab (Peter Mullan) and Jean (Jane Horrocks) are busy planning their 25th wedding anniversary, but a revelation from Rab’s past threatens to tear the family apart. (Event Cinemas Newcastle)

The Trip to Italy Rob Brydon has been commissioned by a newspaper to go on a driving tour of Italy from Liguria to Capri, following in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets. (Event Cinemas Newcastle)

ADVANCED SCREENING

Maleficent 3D The events that hardened the villainous Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora.

NOW SHOWING

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (M); Bad Neighbours (MA 15+); Belle (PG); The Book Thief (M) (Reading Cinemas Birmingham Gardens); Caesar and Cleopatra (Avoca Beach); Chef (M); Chinese Puzzle (M) (Event Cinemas Newcastle); Dora Snow Princess and Paw Patrol (G) (Hoyts Charlestown); The Finishers (PG) (Avoca Beach); Godzilla 3D (M); The Grand Budapest Hotel (M); Healing (M); Heaven is for Real (PG) (Reading Cinemas Maitland); The Invisible Woman (M); The Lego Movie (PG); Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show (G); The Man From Cox River (Avoca Beach); Muppets Most Wanted (G); My Sweet Pepperland; The Other Woman (M); Mr Peabody and Sherman (PG); Wadja (PG) An 11 year old girl pursues a simple dream of one day owning a bicycle. From Saudi Arabia and subtitled in English.

SAVE THE DATE

Destination Port Stephens, along with its whale cruise operators and Karingal Preschool, are inviting the public to celebrate the end of Japan’s whaling program in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary by forming a 100-metre long outline of a humpback whale on Sunday, June 1 on the western end of Shoal Bay Beach at Port Stephens at 11am. Participants are eligible for half-priced whale watching cruise from 1pm on the day.

TAKE NOTE

Paul Greene and the Other Colours perform songs from their new album One Lap Of The Sun at Lizotte’s on Thursday May 29, showcasing a style that shifts effortlessly from folk to soul, skiffle and back.

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