Weekend Planner, April 8-9, 2017 Kevin Borich
Steamfest 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
A scene from Dance Academy (PG)
Newcastle Writers Festival 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
TweetFacebookSATURDAYA Little Bit of Italy in Broke Saturday and Sunday.A weekend program of Italian food, wine, festivities and fun at venues throughout the Broke Fordwich region. Go toitalyinbroke苏州夜总会招聘.au for details.
Sail Port StephensSaturday and Sunday: Trophy Series;Super 12 NSW Championships;NSW IRC Championships.
NewcastleWriters Festival Saturday and Sunday, Newcastle’s Civic Precinct.The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates national and regional literary talent each April. More than 100 writers and thinkers participate in panel discussions, readings, book launches and one-on-one interviews. For the full program of 85 events visit newcastlewritersfestival苏州模特佳丽招聘.au.
Newcastle Writers Festival 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Tuff Truck Challenge Saturday and Sunday, Welsh’s Road, Milbrodale. Annual off-road 4×4 event.
28thTrackmasters Dirt Track Motorcycle Meeting10am onwards, Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Motor Cycle Club at the Barleigh Ranch track off Italia Road, Eagleton. Some of ‘s best seniors and juniors will be in action in two, threeand fourwheel racing.
Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm, Maitland Station Precinct.Antique machinery and steam trains from across plus live music, kids’ activities, market stalls and more. Visit steamfest苏州夜总会招聘.au for details. Also, Maitland Public School Train Expo in the school hall, plus market and food stalls, a BBQ, cupcake decorating and more.
Steamfest 2016. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Newcastle Spinners & Weavers Trading Day9am to 1pm, St Luke’s Uniting Church Hall, Narla Street, Belmont. Purchase fibre for spinning, felting, knitting or weaving, watch demonstrations and enjoy a light lunch.
Newcastle Beer Fest Saturday (NSW Breweries) and Sunday (rest of breweries), noon to 5.30pm, Nobby’s Beach Reserve. Tickets at eventbrite苏州夜总会招聘.au.
Egg-cellent Easter Torchlight Tour6pm to 7.30pm, Newcastle Art Gallery.This family-friendly event includes all art materials and snacks. Bring a torch.Cost: $10 per child (accompanying adults free); suitable for children aged 5 years and up. Payment required at time of booking, phone4974 5100.
SUNDAYDialysis in the Country –A tribute tohaemodialysis patientsSunday, 10am to noon, Little Paddocks Chapel, Glendon. Featuring art by Louise Anderson, music byJade Goodwin, a free grazing table by The Rustic Tuckshop and a glass of sparkling rose from Ascella Organic Wines.Relax on the picnic rugs and cushions or siton hay bales and armchairs enjoying the countryside, fresh air and atmosphere. Artwork available by silent auction.A painting will be raffled off on the day.
Brickman Experience – An InteractiveSpectacular InLEGO Bricks Newcastle Entertainment Centre, daily until April 30. A collection of individual works by Ryan McNaught, the only LEGO certified professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world. The exhibition includes a two-metre-long LEGO Star Wars X-wing, a model Airbus A380, a quarter scale LEGO Ferrari and the world’s largest LEGOflower.
Pastry Cooking Class 10.30am to 2pm, The Essential Ingredient, Junction Fair. Learn the basics of making fine sweet and savoury shortcrust pastries. This class at will take you through making shortcrust, the workhorse of French pastry, sweet pastry and Choux pastry, making either a sweet tart or quiche, plus profiteroles and learn to makea velvety crème patissiere and decadent chocolate ganache. Phone4926 1991.
Miss Porter’s House 1pm to 4pm, 434 King Street, Newcastle West. New exhibition From the beginning: Pictures of the Past draws on photos and documents relating to the lives of the Porter family. Admission: $8 adults, $6 concessions and children five years and over. Free to National Trust Members and children under five.
The Mailrun Charity Bike Ride 7am, Civic Avenue, Singleton. Offers cyclists 12 years and older, of all abilities, the chance to enjoy a leisurely ride on the picturesque country roads near Singleton around Scotts Flat, Glendon, Glendonbrook and Westbrook. Courses are 100km, 65km, 40km and 20km, and entry fees range from $20 to $60. All money raised will goto Singleton Family Support Service.
SAVE THE DATEMayhem & Madness Ball, a fund-raiser for The Lock-Up, is on Saturday, April 29. The Lock-Up transforms for a gangster-themed extravaganza of music, food and art. There will be a wine bar, live music, an auction and feasting table. Tickets $125 per person.
MARKETSWarners Bay Markets Saturday, 8am to 2pm, Warner Park, corner of Lake Street and The Esplanade. A new monthly community market run by the Warners Bay Chamber of Commerce. Hand-made products, unique gifts, gourmet delights, artisan wares, recycled products, fashionand accessories.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Tighes Hill TAFE.
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.
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.
Singleton Markets Sunday, 8am to 1pm, John Street, Singleton.
Adamstown Lions Club MarketsSunday,7am to 1pm,corner Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.
Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Wollombi Village Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm,corner of Wollombi Road and Great North Road, Wollombi.Fresh produce, cheese, salami, trout, jamon, jams and marmalade, organic artisan bread and more.
ARTS & CULTURESing Along to the Shows: Travels around the WorldSongs that mention places includingIpanema, Paris, London, Rome and Rio, plus a celebration of Vera Lynn’s recent 100thbirthday. Adamstown Arts, at The Dungeon, Adamstown Uniting Church. Saturday, at 2pm.
Sinatra at The Sands Saturday, 8.30pm, Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton. Accompanied by his All Star Big Band Tom sings all the wonderful songs from this sensational recording of Sinatra in his prime.
Soul Food Sunday, 10.30am to noon, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. This month’stheme is The Mountains of Life.
Newcastle MuseumPerseverance, featuring Japanese tattoos.Also, A Ticket to Paradise? Shadows Of Sacrifice, Emporium andThe Great War in Broad Outlines. This is a free exhibitionhonouringthe World War I sacrifice of n soldiers on the Western Front in Belgium and will be on display until April 28.
Art Systems WickhamSecond Nature, byKelly Lees and Anna Scobie of Urban Hum. Ends Sunday.
The Lock UpKnow Your Neighbour. Until April 23.
Timeless TextilesAftermath, by Glenese Keavney, Meri Peach and Flora Friedmann. Ends Sunday.
Lake Macquarie City Art GalleryFirst Class 16; Fiona Hall: A Case Study. Until April 30.
Watt Space Gallery at Universityof NewcastleFacets,Momo Hatley-Cooper; A Brush with Eggs,Vanessa Lewis; New Heights, Amy Nash; Lest We Forget, Margaret Kummer.
Newcastle City LibraryEmblem of a City Exhibition –Local History Lounge. Until April 29.
CStudios Art Gallery Space & Dimension, Ros Elkin.
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 139 Last Words, Simone Paterson.
Acrux Art Gallery
Maitland Regional Art Gallery 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. Ends Saturday.
Back To Back GalleryAre We There Yet?An Athena Group exhibition. Ends Sunday.
Curious Studios Get to know your chakras. Saturday, 8am to 1pm, The Edwards, Newcastle West.
MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Perry Carter.Sunday, Adrianna Mac Duo.
Anna Bay TavernSaturday, 2 To The Floor.Sunday, Tim Broadway.
Argyle HouseSaturday, DJ Delicious & MC Losty.
Hotel CessnockSaturday, Rendezvous.
Bar PetiteSaturday, Obed Macy.
Battlesticks BarSaturday,Grant Walmsley Freebird Duo. Sunday,John Larder.
Beach HotelSaturday, Soundabout.
Belmont 16s Saturday, The Rumour,Gareth Hudson.Sunday, Klassic Blak.
Belmont HotelSaturday, The Way.
Belmont SportiesSaturday, Whiskey Business.
Belmore HotelSaturday, StateFX.
Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, 24 Hours. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.
Blackbutt Hotel Saturday, Shivoo.
The BradfordSaturday, The Hitpit. Sunday, Dan Killen.
Burwood InnSaturday, Nicholas Connors.
Cambridge HotelSaturday, Dan Southward,Andy Golledge,Caitlin Harnett.
Cardiff RSL ClubSaturday, All Access 80s.
Catho PubSaturday, Greg Bryce.Sunday, Shooting Molly.
Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Steve Boyd.
Central HotelStroudSaturday, Layth Gunn.
Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, The Gaudrys.
Charlestown Bowling ClubSaturday, Mick Jones.
Club KotaraSaturday, Daniel Arvidson.
Club LemonTreeSaturday, Phil McKnight.
Country Club Hotel Shoal BaySaturday, Triple Zero.
Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Roxy. Sunday, Jerome.
Customs HouseSaturday, Dave Owen. Sunday, Jason Bone.
Cypress LakesSaturday, Ryan Daley.
D’Albora MarinaSaturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Matt McLaren.
Denman HotelSunday, Hendo.
Duke Of WellingtonSaturday, Jungle Kings.
East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Peter Stefanson.
The EdwardsSaturday,Holly Mae.
Family Hotel MaitlandSaturday, The Bad And The Ugly.
FinnegansSaturday, DJ Luke La Beat.
FogHorn Brewhouse Saturday, Jade Holland.
Gateshead Tavern Sunday, O’Hara Brothers.
George Tavern Saturday, The V Dubs.
Grain StoreSaturday,TrumanSmith. Sunday,TimRossington.
Great Northern HotelSaturday, Karen O’Shea.
Greenroof Hotel Saturday, Max Jackson.
Gunyah HotelSaturday, Alias. Sunday, The Remedy.
Hamilton Station HotelSaturday,All In A Year,Speakeasy,Paper Thin,Sleepwell. Sunday, Blake Dantier.
Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Uptown.Sunday, Chris Ah Gee & Jazzella.Sunday, Crocq.
Hope EstateSaturday, John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Black Sorrows, Shannon Noll.
Hotel Delany Saturday, Project XI.
Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Iron Horse InnSaturday, Marissa.
The Junction Hotel Saturday, Bonny Rai.
Kent Hotel Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band.
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.
Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Gen-X.
The LandingSaturday, Pete Hibbert.
Lass O’GowrieSaturday, The Dirty Earth, Zappo, The Grounds, Daniel Luke. Sunday,SOY,Hostile Little Faces,Tony King.
Lizotte’s Sunday,Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt.
Lochinvar HotelSaturday, Reg Sinclair.
Lucky Hotel Saturday, Banddits.
Maitland Train StationSaturday, The Wayward Henrys, Andy Abra, Dan Southward. Sunday, The Toni Swain Band, Big Daddy’s Cajun Blues Party, Maitland City Brass Band.
Mark HotelSaturday, Phonic.Sunday, Anthology.
Mary EllenSaturday, Easy Daze. Sunday, Mick Jones.
Maryland TavernSaturday, The Sue & Mikey Show.
Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Mike Vee. Sunday, Zane Penn.
Mavericks On Darby Saturday, Ben Travis.
Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Saturday,Viper Creek Band.Sunday, Roxy.
Murray’s BrewerySaturday, Cathy Cannon. Sunday, Alex Lewinski.
Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Pap & That.
Neath HotelSaturday, 2GoodReasons.
Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Loko.Sunday, Matt Semmens.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday,Loko.
Newcastle Leagues Club–The VaultSaturday, Norse,Somnium Nox,The Seer,Enviktas,The Loom of Time.
Northern Star Hotel Saturday,Kenny Jewell.
Paxton Bowling ClubSaturday, Paul Watters.
Pedens Hotel Saturday, Zac & Ben.
Pippis At The Point Saturday, Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.
The PourhouseSaturday, Tiali.
Premier HotelSaturday, Soundscape. Sunday, Melbourne Street.
Prince of Wales Hotel Saturday, Aqwa.
Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Joel Oakhill, Kim & Mik.
Racecourse HotelSaturday, Angie.
Raymond Terrace Bowling ClubSunday, Karen O’Shea.
River Royal Inn MorpethSaturday, Dan Killen.
Royal Federal HotelBranxton Saturday, Evergreen.
Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, The Bad And The Ugly.
Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Maryanne Rex.
Seabreeze HotelSunday, Kelly Hope.
Seven Seas HotelSaturday, Tim Harding.
Shortland HotelSaturday, Brien McVernon.
Singleton DiggersSaturday, Outerphase.
Snake Gully HotelSaturday, Junior and Luana.
Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday, The Remedy.
South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Pistol Pete.
Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, Wanderers. Sunday, Blues Bombers.
Star HotelSaturday, Frick N Orson.Sunday,Steve Cowley & Friends.
Station HotelKurri KurriSaturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.
Stockton RSLClubSaturday, Rave On.
Sunnyside Tavern Saturday, Beth Gleeson.
Swansea HotelSunday, Chad Shuttleworth.
Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Rock Factor.
Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Misbehave.
Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Marriah.
Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Jackson Halliday.
Tilligerry RSLSaturday, Kelly Hope.
Toronto DiggersSaturday, 40 Up Club.
Toronto WorkersSaturday, Zann Penn. Sunday, Jon Matthews.
Unorthodox Church of GrooveSaturday, Rose River.
Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Brendan Murphy.
Wangi HotelSaturday, Darren Rolling Keys.Sunday, Jacinta.
Wangi Wangi RSLClubSunday, Solo Bernie.
Warners At The BaySaturday, Michael Peter.
Warners Bay Sports ClubSunday, Rendezvous.
Westfield KotaraSaturday, Matt Semmens.
Wests CardiffSaturday, Cruzers.
Wests New LambtonSaturday, Sinatra at the Sands, Greg Bryce & The Bad Bad Things.
Wickham Park Hotel Saturday,Crimson Tide,Jade Lee Wright. Sunday,Ngariki,Kevin Borich.
Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Tom Christie.
MOVIESA Silent Voice(CTC) Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion.
A 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.
Beauty and the Beast(PG)An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Chips(MA)The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
Dance Academy: The Movie(PG)This 2017 movie follows the original dance academy TV show and tracks where the characters are in their lives now.
A scene from Dance Academy (PG)
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. (Lake Cinema)
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.
La La Land(M)Sebastianand Miaare drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair. (Lake Cinema)
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.
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. (Lake Cinema)
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.
Smurfs: The Lost Village(G) Amysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does.
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 Eagle Huntress(G)Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress.
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.