What's on in Newcastle and the Hunter: May 15 and 16

PICK OF THE WEEK: Raymond Terrace Rotary Club member and Step Back into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Sharon Chambers. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts
PICK OF THE WEEK: Raymond Terrace Rotary Club member and Step Back into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Sharon Chambers. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts


Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival 10am to 3pm, King Street, Raymond Terrace. Hunter River tours by William the Fourth replica; soldiers in period uniform; cannon and musket firing; bands, Irish dancing, old-style games; food and market stalls.

Pearson Street Mall - Let's Celebrate Saturday, 5pm to 9pm, Pearson Street, Charlestown. Music, food and more. Attendance is free but bookings are essential through Eventbrite.

Wellbeing & Mystic Festival 9am to 5pm, The Station Newcastle.

A-League Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Gates open 6.10pm; kick-off 7.10pm, McDonald Jones stadium, Broadmeadow.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum Model Railway Exhibition Saturday and Sunday, 262 Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale. Ride the full-sized steam train or the miniature train; model railways from N scale to G scale on display; mining museum.

DERBY DAY: Newcastle Jets striker Roy O'Donovan will be desperate to find a goal in Saturday's match against the Central Coast.

DERBY DAY: Newcastle Jets striker Roy O'Donovan will be desperate to find a goal in Saturday's match against the Central Coast.

Edgeworth Neighbourhood Centre Open Day 10am to 2pm, cnr Main and Minmi roads, Edgeworth. All welcome.

SnakeAbout Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm, SEEN@Swansea, Swansea Centre. Gold coin entry.

The Toronto Lions Ladies Auxiliary Biggest Morning Tea 10am to 2pm, The Toronto Community Hub, 97 The Boulevard, Toronto. All proceeds to breast cancer research.

Warners Bay Community Garden Working Bee 9am to 1pm, Bunya Park, cnr Cherry Road and Macquarie Drive, Eleebana.

Art Auction and Cocktail Party 6pm to 9pm, Newcastle Art Space.

Roller Derby 5pm, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow.

The Lego Movie Under The Stars 5.30pm, The Regal Inn, 33 Metford Road, Tenambit. Blankets provided.

Maitland Gaol Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 3pm, John St, East Maitland. To celebrate Heritage Festival the gaol is throwing open its doors free of charge to children all weekend.


Upcycling in the Park 10.30am to 12.30pm, Federal Park, Wallsend. Join the Upcycle Newcastle team at a free pop-up workshop to learn how to make a dog toy or bag from old T-shirts.

Music at the Theatre ft. Toronto Brass and Western Lake Macquarie Concert Band 2pm, Rathmines Theatre. Tickets $15 adults; children free.

Movie premiere - Happy Sad Man 4pm, Event Cinemas, Kotara Westfield. Award-winning filmmaker Genevieve Bailey (I Am Eleven) will attend the screening of the documentary which analyses the diverse and positive portrayals of men exploring their emotional selves. Screening includes Q&A with Bailey.


Feast Fest Twilight Food Market Saturday, 4pm to 8pm, Speers Point Park.

Warners Bay Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, Warners Bay Foreshore.

Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, De Bortoli Wines, Pokolbin.

Rock The Nation Studios Garage Sale Saturday, 9am onwards, 13/1 Laurio Place, Mayfield West.

Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.

Toronto Lions Market Sunday, 8am to 11am, Lions Park, Main Road, Toronto.

Adamstown Lions Markets Sunday, 7am to 1pm, cnr Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.

May Market Sunday, 10am to 2pm, Speers Point Park, Boolaroo.

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

Raymond Terrace Charity Markets Sunday, 8am to 1pm, Boomerang Park, Irrawang Street, Raymond Terrace.

Legacy Market Sunday, 9am to 1pm, Fly Point Park, Nelson Bay.


Artist Talk: Rachel Milne Saturday, 2pm to 3pm, Newcastle Art Gallery.

Six Reflections Back To Back Galleries.

Inside Elands The Lock-Up. Various artists.

Contradictions Blackstone Gallery. Sophie Seeger.

Max Dupain: Art and War Rathmines Heritage Centre.


Euripides: Medea Saturday, 2pm and 7.30pm, Newcastle Theatre Company Theatre, 90 De Vitre Street, Lambton.

Urzila Carlson Saturday, 7.30pm, Civic Theatre, Newcastle. The South African-born, New Zealand-based comedian performs her latest show Token African.

GIG OF THE WEEK: You can catch Ben Lee at Lizotte's on Saturday and Sunday.

GIG OF THE WEEK: You can catch Ben Lee at Lizotte's on Saturday and Sunday.


Ben Lee Saturday & Sunday, Lizotte's, Lambton. The indie-pop singer-songwriter boasts a wealth of hits like Catch My Disease, Cigarettes Will Kill You and We're All In This Together which he'll unveil in his first Newcastle gigs since 2016.

Corey Legge Saturday, Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield. The South Coast folk-rock and alt-country artist is a regular visitor to Newcastle. Legge will be performing tracks from his 2020 album Some Days.

John Butler Tuesday & Wednesday, Civic Theatre, Newcastle. The blues and roots master returns to Newcastle for the first time since 2016 to perform solo in the iconic theatre.

Mick Daley & Lyle Dennis Sunday, Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland. The Re-Mains frontman Mick Daley is teaming up with The Dennis Brothers' Lyle Dennis for an afternoon of alt-country.

The Grogans Saturday, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle West. The breezy and melodic surf-rock of these Melbourne lads will have you almost believing it's still summer.

Travis Collins Saturday, Cessnock Leagues Club, Cessnock. The eight-time Golden Guitar winner is back to play a rare hometown show.


Creation Stories (MA) The unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.

Dragon Rider (PG) Firedrake, the young silver dragon, has had enough of constantly having to hide in a wooded valley. He wants to show the older generation that he is a real dragon.

Fatale (MA) A married man is tricked into a murder scheme by a female police detective.

Finding You (PG) After an ill-fated audition at a prestigious New York music conservatory, violinist Finley Sinclair travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad.

Godzilla Vs Kong (M) In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity's fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide.

June Again (M) A twist of fate gives family matriarch June a reprieve from a debilitating illness. Much to their amazement, June re-enters the lives of her adult children.

Locked Down (M) Just as they decide to separate, Linda and Paxton find life has other plans when they are stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown.

Mortal Kombat (R) MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth's greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.

Peter Rabbit 2 (G) The lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can't seem to shake his mischievous reputation.

Radhe (MA) The story revolves around the rampant usage of drugs in our society and how the youth is getting destroyed in the bargain.

Raya and The Last Dragon (PG) An epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony.

Six Minutes To Midnight (M) 17 days before WWII, an English teacher and his camera disappear on a coastal boarding school with 20 German teen girls. Miller gets the job six days later, secretly trying to find out what happened.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (R) Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash detective Ezekiel Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past.

The United Way (PG) The legendary story of one of the most iconic sports teams in the world, Manchester United, from their humblest of beginnings to a behemoth with over 650 million supporters worldwide.

Those Who Wish Me Dead (MA) A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him - and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

Wrath Of Men (MA) The Guy Ritchie film follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week.

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