Weekender Planner

SATURDAYFlicks on the GreenGrays Inn, at Wollombi, hosts this evening under the stars thanks to the Wollombi Film Society. Bring your own chairs or beanbags along from 7pm to watch Peter Sellers inThe Party.The movie will start about8pm. Tickets are $15 from the Noyce Brothers Cellar Door,and include a glass of wine. There is also a $60 two-course pre-theatre dinner on offer at Panino Restaurant. Bookings essential on4998 3483.
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Dinosaur Disco PartyHearDeborah Kelly read herbookDinosaur Discoat Morisset Library, then get your groove on with some prehistoric fun at the dinosaur disco from 2pm to 3pm. Everyone will make a dinosaur picture to take home. Suitable for children aged three to seven. Bookings are essential on4973 1248.

Deus Surf SwapHoneysuckle’s Harbour Square hosts a surf swap from 9am to 5pm. A screening of surf movies will follow from 7.30pm.

Live sport on the big screenWatch all the latest action at Honeysuckle’s Harbour Square, where cricket and games from the 2016 Australian Open will screen day and night.

Jim Velich Memorial Race DayBroadmeadow Racecourse hosts the Jim Velich Memorial Race Day in support of CareFlight on Saturday, with the first race set to commence at 1.40pm.

Crafternoon -Weaving with Suzannah KerseyAdults and teensare invited to Maitland Regional Art Gallery to get crafty from 1pm to 3pm.

SUNDAYJimmy CarrBritish comedian Jimmy Carr brings his new stand up showFunny Businessto the Civic Theatre on Sunday. Carr invites you to come alongthe “witty and incisive musings on the human condition” and tostay for the “knob gags”. Book on4929 1977.

Art Irritates Life.The role of art in Australian SocietyCelebrate Australia Day weekend and the last day of the Mambo exhibition as sportcommentatorH.G. Nelson “chews the fat” with Mambo big-wigsWayne GoldingandBruce Goold, and exhibition curatorEddie Zammit,from 2pm to 3.30pm on Sunday.It is a free event but bookings are required on4974 5100.

Sculpture with Stephen King and DrMichael HillExhibiting artist Stephen King will chat toDr Michael Hill, the National Art School’shead of art history and theory,about sculpture andartistic practice at Maitland Regional Art Gallery from 1pm.

Skateboard ShowcaseAll day at Honeysuckle’s Harbour Square there will be a showcase of skateboards, followed by skateboard movies screened from 7.30pm.

Live sport on the big screenCatch the day and night sessions of the 2016 Australian Open at Honeysuckle’s Harbour Square.

AUSTRALIA DAY EVENTSMaitlandLife’s a Beach themed eventwill see a range of fun, interactive and free beach-inspired activities to entertain the entire family at Maitland Park on Tuesday. Kicking off at 7.30am with a barbecue breakfast, the event also include a classic Kombi display, free entry to Maitland Pool, amusements, marine displays, beach volleyball, face painting, pony rides, craft workshops, thong throwing contest and live music. There willalso be food stalls on site.

Stockton The town’s surf clubis hosting the21stannualAustralia Day Harbour Swim on January 26 from 7am to 11am.The Harbour Swimfeatures a “Single Crossing” from Stockton at 7am as a social swim or race with prizes for children aged12 to 13.The “Double Crossing” starts at Queens Wharf Newcastle at 8am and will take you to Stockton and back with a grand audience exit from the water at Queens Wharf Quay.All competitors will be timed and the fastest three male and female swimmers will go home with cash prizes. To register go tooceanswims老域名出售.

Newcastle Therewill be plenty of activities on offer at Honeysuckle, Newcastle Harbour, Worth Place Park, City Hall andFort Scratchley throughout Australia Day. Along with Australia Day Awards andcitizenship ceremonies, there will also bemusic, circus workshops, stalls, a yacht race, dancing, the annual Ducks For Dollars competition.

Lake Macquarie TheLake Mac Festival is back on January 26. From noon to 9pm, there will bemusic by the likes of 1927 and Richard Clapton, a movie on the big screen, aerobatic displays, and mobile video games among other things at Speers Point Park. There will also be a fireworks finale at 9pm. Bring your togs as this year’sevent includes CALM’s “Splash down stress free”, whichincludesa giant slide from noon to 4pm.

Port StephensD’AlboraMarinas Nelson Bay is gearing up to celebrate Australia Day with free live entertainmentfrom 12pm to 8pm on Tuesday. Families will also be entertained with balloon animal creations, face painting, stilt walkers, roving wing dancers, and roving LED performers.

SAVE THE DATEThe Newcastle Fringe Festival is set to bring a“smorgasbord of performing artists”from the around the countryand the world to The Playhouse,Newcastle,from January 28 to February 6.Shows will include Chopin’s Last Tour, The Incredible Feelzo,Steve and the Birds of Sandman, The Speakeasy,Would Man Strikes A Pose, andZingara!. For more information contact the box office on4929 1977.

MARKETSWollombi MarketsTuesday, Wollombi Saleyards, Wollombi, from 8am to 1pm.

Newcastle City Farmers MarketSunday, from 8am to 1pm, at Newcastle Showground.

Lake Macquarie City Farmers MarketSaturday, 8am to 1pm, Speers Point Park.

The Spencer Cup Riverside MarketsSunday, Public Wharf, Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer, from 10am to 3pm.

Swansea MarketsSaturday, Quinn Park,Galgabba Street, Swansea from 7.30am to 1pm.

MUSIC5 SawyersSunday,DJ Timmy Coffey, DJ Benny B.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Spank N The Monkey. Sunday, Daxton Monaghan.

Argyle HouseSaturday, Cesqeuax.

Bar 121 Saturday,Disco Biscuit.

Bar Petite Saturday, Scott Day-Vee.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Aqwa. Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Bounce. Sunday, Grayson.

Beachcomber HotelSunday, Ange Murphy.

Bellbird HotelSaturday, Jamie Martens.

Belmont 16 Footers Sunday, Stephen R. Cheney.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, Flying Mare.

Beresfield Bowling Club Saturday, Cruisers.

Blackbutt HotelSaturday, Captain Risky.

The Bradford Saturday, Rock Oz. Sunday, Soulplay.

Bushrangers BarSunday, KellyHope.

Cambridge Hotel Sunday,Rabbit Taxi,Tomek, MattMandell, Sol C, Jacques K,Phil Sure.

Carrington PlaceSaturday, The Royal Key.

Catho PubSaturday, David J Bull. Sunday, Steve Edmonds Band.

Caves Beachside HotelSunday, The Steves.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Saturday, Matt Semmens.

Central Hotel, StroudSaturday, Graeme Mills.

Cessnock Rugby League Supporters Club Saturday, Hummdinger.

Charlestown Bowling Club Saturday, The Snape Trilogy.

Civic Theatre Newcastle Sunday, Jimmy Carr.

Clarendon Hotel Saturday, Mike Horbacz.

Club AzzurriSunday, Latinova.

Club Lemon Tree Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Colliery Inn Saturday, Pete Sneddon.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Saturday, Dane Fitzsimmons.

Country Club Hotel Shoal BaySaturday, Matt McLaren, Viagro. Sunday, Marissa Plus One.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Sunday, Ben Travis.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Kylie Jane.

Customs House Hotel Saturday, Perry Carter.Sunday, Makaylie.

D’Albora Marina Nelson BaySaturday, Darren. Sunday, Jackson Cassidy.

Delany Hotel Saturday,GenR8.

Doyalson Wyee RSLSunday, Tiali.

Duke of Wellington Saturday, Ryan Daley.

East’s Leisure and GolfSaturday, Shazza’s Karaoke.

East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Peter Stefanson.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, John Hume, Boney Rivers.

Edgeworth TavernSaturday, Lennie Live.

Edgeworth Bowling ClubSunday, Emile.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Hummingbirds.

FinnegansSaturday, Melody of The Pussycat Dolls, DJ Delicious, Benny B, Gillies, MC Knight Time.

Foghorn Brewhouse Saturday, Glasgow Steel. Sunday, Coconut Trio.

George Tavern Greenhills Saturday, Kristen Lane Duo. Sunday, Grace Parker.

Goldfish Bar & Kitchen PokolbinSaturday, Overtone.

Great Northern Hotel Saturday, The Cassettes, DJ Chong, DJ Jonathan.

Grain StoreSaturday, Beth Gleeson. Sunday, JJ King.

Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Robots, Ted Stroker, F.S Breakfast.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.Sunday, Michael Muchow.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Greg Bryce, Purple Rain, Sarah and Zak.

Honeysuckle Hotel Saturday, Dr. Zoom Trio.Sunday, Chris Ah Gee & Jazzella, Mick Jones.

Hotel Jesmond Saturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Jewells TavernSunday, Murray Byfield.

The Junction HotelSaturday, Jason Bone.

Junction Inn Raymond TerraceSunday, Kim.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Gen X. Sunday, Blues Bombers.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Mathmatics, DJ Lowblow, Dr Laverty, Esque, Pure Blonde, Carson Dodd, Clubrats, Fuel, Sanchez. Sunday, Laneway Party feat. Drop Bear, Dr Laverty, K-Rock, Pure Blonde, Baltah, DJ Lowblow, Jaytee, Jwell, Esque, Carson Dodd, Clubrats, Boogie, Fuel, Hayden Shepherd.

Lakes HotelSaturday, Siren.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, The V Dubs.

Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Novotrio. Sunday, Zackari Watt.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Ayla Brother Be, Lachlan X, Jasmine Abbot.

Lizotte’s Newcastle Saturday, Killer Queen.

The LuckySaturday, Grace Ellen. Sunday,Lauren Arms.

Mark Hotel Saturday,StateFX.Sunday,Mark Wells Duo.

Mary Ellen Saturday, Phase III.Sunday, Zane Penn.

Mavericks On The Bay Saturday, Kaylah Anne.Sunday, Jerome.

Merewether SurfhouseSaturday, AK Morris. Sunday, Howard Shearman. Sunday, Mike Horbacz.

Murray’s BrewerySunday, Brien McVernon.

Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, The Steves.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Saturday, Karaoke. Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday,The Levymen. Sunday,The Andy Show.

Norah Head Bowling and Sports ClubSaturday, Cash and Co.

Pedens At Cessnock Saturday, Soundabout.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, The New Cool. Sunday, Kylie Jane.

The Pourhouse Maitland Saturday, Jackson Halliday.

Premier HotelSaturday, Infusion.

Prince Of Wales Saturday, Hartley Duo. Sunday, Kylie Jane, Matteo Verde.

Queens Wharf Hotel Saturday, Lauren Arms, Matteo Verde. Sunday, Jake Davey, Timmy Coffey, AK Morris.

Racecourse Hotel Wallsend Saturday, Tim Broadway.

Railway Hotel CessnockSaturday, Gian.

Royal Crown Hotel DudleySaturday, Chris Ah Gee & Jazzella.

Royal Federal HotelSaturday, The Royals.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, Frets With Benefits.

Royal Inn Waratah Saturday, Phil McKnight.

Salamander Shores Saturday, Defaced.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, The Way. Sunday, Soulplay.

Seven Seas Hotel Carrington Saturday, Mark Wood.

Shinnies Hotel BoolarooSunday, Band On The Run.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Saturday, The Funky Bunch. Sunday, Kids Disco.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Saturday, Mick Hart. Sunday, Lachlan Bryan, Tom Dockray, Brooke Russell, Jemma Nicole, Les Thomas, Mat Alford, Gretta Ziller.

Star HotelSaturday, Holly Wilson.

Swansea RSL ClubSaturday, Dream Catchers.

Sydney Junction Hotel Saturday, Tres Hombres. Sunday, Shivoo.

Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday, Whiskey Business Duo.

Tea Gardens Hotel MotelSaturday, Dave Owen. Sunday, Brooke Harvey.

Tilligerry RSL Saturday, Dean Dee.

Wallsend DiggersSunday, Outback.

Wangi District Workers ClubSunday, Maryanne Rex.

Wangi HotelSunday, Jamie Martens.

Warners At The BaySaturday, Secret Society.

Warners Bay Hotel Sunday, Angie.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Prestige Inc.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Sunhill Drive, Kings of Kong. Sunday, Monsters of Rock.

Windsor Castle HotelSaturday, Marissa Lee.

MOVIES

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip(PG) The latest adventure for Alvin, Simon and Theodore.

Carol(M) Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Daddy’s Home(PG) Daddy’s Home follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freeloading real father (Mark Wahlberg) arrives.

Goosebumps(PG) A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.

Half Shell Heroes: Blast To The Past(G)The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles accidentally time travel back to the Jurassic Era. (Hoyts)

Hotel Transylvania 2(PG) Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. (Hoyts)

Joy(M) Joy is inspiring story of one woman’s extraordinary story of survival and success. Stars Jennifer Lawrence.

Looking For Grace(M)After a teenage girl named Grace goes missing, her parents seek to find her, while also juggling their own secrets and stories between them. (Avoca)

Mad Max: Fury Road(M) A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. (Regal)

Oddball(G) Australian family film based on the true story of a dog and his penguin friends. Stars ShaneJacobson.(Regal)

Phoenix(M)A concentration camp survivor tries to find out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis. (Regal)

Room(M)A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child; young Jack knows nothing of the world except for the single room in which he was born and raised.

Sisters(MA15+) Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.

Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie(G) Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle, embarks upon his greatest mission.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens(M) Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order.

Suffragette(M) In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts.

The 5th Wave(M) Set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated.

The Belier Family(M) In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful 16-year-old Paula. She acts as an indispensible interpreter for her parents and younger brother. (Avoca)

The Big Short(M) When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short.

The Danish Girl(M)Inspired by the true story of Danish artists Lili Elbe and her wife Gerda, this tender portrait of a marriage asks: what do you do when someone you love wants to change?

The Dressmaker(M) In 1950s Australia, dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past.

The Good Dinosaur(PG) After a traumatic event unsettles a lively Apatosaurus named Arlo, he sets out on a remarkable journey, gaining an unlikely companion along the way – a human boy.

The Hateful Eight(R18+) In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? Directed byQuentin Tarantino.

The Man Who Fell To Earth(M)A visitor (played by David Bowie) from an arid planet creates a global corporation to make billions to get water to his people. (Avoca)

The Revenant(M) A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Truth(M) Newsroom drama detailing the 200460 Minutesreport investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service. (Regal)

Youth(MA15+) Fred (Michael Caine), a retired composer and conductor, vacations at a Swiss Spa with his longtime friend Mick (Harvey Keitel). (Avoca)

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