Organisers of The Gum Ball host an offshoot of the outdoor music festival this weekend with a new winter event, Pigsty In July, to be held at the same venue at Dashville in Lower Belford on Saturday. The one-day event features performances from the likes of The Snowdroppers, Eagle and The Worm and Simon Meli and The Widowbirds. Pigsty In July kicks off at noon. Tickets cost $60 online at pigstyinjuly杭州夜生活m.au.


Open Day Saturday. Celebrate Yoga Loft’s first birthday by taking part in a free class, plus face painting for kids, lucky door prizes and fundraising. 8am to 6pm. Yoga Loft, Level 5, 50 Hunter Street, Newcastle.

Christmas In July Saturday and Sunday. Midwinter Christmas- inspired menu with a distinct Hunter style. $65 per person or $80 with wine match. Open for lunch from 12pm all weekend or Saturday dinner from 6pm. Bookings 49984666. Bimbadgen Estate, Pokolbin.

Savour The Flavour Saturday and Sunday. Indulge in a personal wine experience showcasing the vineyard’s most premium and exclusive wines. $47 per person. 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Bookings 49383444. Wyndham Estate, Branxton.

Indulge Your Senses Saturday. Wine and chocolate master class. 2pm. Costs $15 per person. Bookings essential 1800 677 366. Wyndham Estate, 700 Dalwood Road, Branxton.

Canoeing on Ironbark Creek Sunday. Explore the canoe trail at the Hunter Wetlands. 9.30am. $30 adults, $20 child. Bookings 4951 6466. Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland.

Tallavera Grove Vineyard Tour Saturday. Meet at the cellar door for a guided walk through the vineyard followed by wine tasting. 2pm. $12 per person. Bookings essential 4990 7535. Tallavera Grove, Mount View.

Lake Macquarie Family History Group Saturday. New members welcome with experienced family history researchers available to assist. 10am to 4pm. Marmong Point Community Hall, Marmong Point.


Adamstown Markets Sunday. Produce, gifts, crafts and more, 7am to noon. Corner of Glebe and Brunker roads, Adamstown.

Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday. Fresh produce, gourmet food, plants and more, 8am to 1pm. Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.

Hamilton Clock Tower Markets Saturday. More than 30 variety stalls, food, coffee and live music. 8am to 2pm. James St Plaza, Hamilton.

All Saints Anglican Church Market Saturday. China, glassware, clothes, toys, plants, books, records, sausage sizzle and morning tea. 8am to noon. Church Street, Belmont.

Raymond Terrace Markets Saturday. Variety market stalls, live entertainment, old farm machinery, jumping castle, face painting, hot food and more. 9am to 2pm. Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace.

Sacred Tree Markets Sunday. More than 90 quality stalls featuring entertainment, produce, artisan baker, massage, palm reading, healers, designer clothes, food stalls, interactive drumming school and kids’ craft. 9am to 2pm. New England Highway, Branxton.

Hunter Street Markets Saturday. Organic fruit and veg, plants, cakes, meat, fresh flowers and more. 8am to 3pm. Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle.

Lions Cub of Toronto Monthly Markets Sunday. More than 180 stallholders selling a variety of goods. 8am to 12.30pm. Lions Park, Toronto.


Charlotte’s Web Saturday. Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the children’s book by E. B. White. 2pm and 7pm. 4961 4895. Young People’s Theatre, at Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton.

Delectable Shelter Saturday. Comedy, with 1980s music, by writer-director Benedict Hardie. Critical Stages and The Hayloft Project. 2pm and 8pm. 4929 1977. Civic Theatre, Newcastle.


Composting and Worm Farming Workshop Saturday. Learn how to make top-quality fertiliser from your kitchen and garden waste. Take home a free compost bin or worm farm. (Newcastle residents only). 11.30am to 12.45pm. Bookings 4974 2863. Smart Grid, Smart City Centre, 19 Honeysuckle drive, Newcastle.


Art Systems Wickham istretch: Cormac O’Riordan. Isolation: Peter Abbott Until August 4. 40 Annie Street, Wickham.

Back to Back Galleries On the Edge: Vicki Hamilton. Until July 28. 57 Bull Street, Cooks Hill.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Dheo-Ka: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Group exhibition. Until August 11. 16 Vincent Street, Cessnock.

Cooks Hill Galleries Winter’s Dance: Jenny Green, Alasdair Groves, James Kearns, Philip Stallard, Lucette Dalazzo. Until July 29. 67 Bull Street, Cooks Hill.

Curve Gallery Super!: Twenty artists from The Roost. Until August 3. 37 Watt Street, Newcastle.

Forsight Gallery Shooting Lines: Melisah May. Until July 28. 33 Union Street, Cooks Hill.

Greenway Gallery Viva: Ileana Clarke. Until July 28. Swan Street, Morpeth.

Inner City Winemakers Nick Warfield. Until August 28. 28 Church Street, Wickham.

John Hunter Hospital Arts for Health Emerging Images: Debbie Andrew, Robyn Selem, Clare Weeks. Coastline: Gwendolin Lewis. Land and Sea: Mel Young. Until August. John Hunter Hospital.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Made in China, Australia: Sixteen Chinese-Australian artists. Australia Now: William Yang. A Case Study: Anne Zahalka. Until July 28. First Street, Booragul.

The Lock-Up In Hiding: Madeleine Cruise. Road Trip: Brisbane-based emerging artists. Until tomorrow. 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle.

Lovett Gallery Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Until August 10. Newcastle Region Library, Laman Street, Cooks Hill. (Saturdays until 2pm)

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Artexpress. Until July 28. Mosaics and Related Works: Margo Lewers. Showcase : High school student artwork. This Exhibition has been Suspended: Michael Garth. Flowering Heads: Tony Ameneiro. All until August 11. Pochoir. Until August 4. 230 High Street, Maitland.

Nanshe Rooth and The Cheeky Dogs: Ruth Robertson. Until tomorrow. 148b Beaumont Street, Hamilton.

Newcastle Art Gallery Illumination: Philip Wolfhagen, A twenty-year survey. Until August 11. Showcasing Works from the Collection: The Power of Landscape. Until August 4. 1 Laman Street, Cooks Hill.

Newcastle Art Space Three Dimensions: Peter Lewis, David McBride, Josh McGregor. Until July 27. 246 Parry Street, Hamilton East.

Timeless Textiles Diversity: Twenty Ten Group. Until August 11. 7 Beaumont Street, Islington.

University Gallery Working Newcastle: Brett McMahon, Peter Gardiner, James Drinkwater. Last day. University Drive, Callaghan campus.

Watt Space Student Gallery Mid-Year Graduation Show. A Multitude of Marks. My Symbols. Endlich/Unendlich. Until tomorrow. Cnr King and Auckland Streets, Newcastle.


5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Sean Andrews. Sunday, DJ Tone.

Adamstown Club Saturday, Two Up. Sunday, Cabaret Jazz Wobbly Boot with Shane Peters.

Bar Petite Saturday, Anna Milat. Sunday, Little Black Book.

Belmont 16 Footers Saturday, The Jungle Kings. Sunday, Rich & Famous.

The Bradford Saturday, Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi Show.

The Brewery Saturday, Freetones Duo. Sunday, Sundays Record.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Benjalu. Sunday, Bleeding Through, Make Them Suffer.

Dashville – Lower Beford Saturday, Pig Sty In July feat. The Snowdroppers, Eagle & The Worm, V Tribe, Jackson Firebird, Simon Meli & The Widowbirds, Pow Wow, Fish Fry, Dashville Progress Society.

Delany Hotel Saturday, Uptown.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Flying Mare.

Fox Bar Maitland Saturday, Michael Peter.

Grand Junction Hotel Sunday, Pig St In July Recovery Party feat. V Tribe.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, Howard Shearman, Kellie Cain, The Core. Sunday, Adam Eckersley Duo.

Honeysuckle Hotel Sunday, Freetones Duo.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Jenny Morris Band. Sunday, Blues Bombers.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Ivan Gough. Sunday, Indian Summer.

Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Kristy James & Band. Sunday, Kristy & The Doctors.

The Landing Bar & Kitchen Saturday, Timmy Coffey. Sunday, Matt Meler, Skoob.

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, Unfit for Human Consumption, The Way Out, Snelvis & the Rancheros.

Lizotte’s Newcastle Saturday, Mike McClellan. Sunday, Mark Seymour, Josh Rawiri.

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Matt Purcell. Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday, Josh Callaway.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Kim and Mik. Sunday, Damien.

Shoal Bay Resort Saturday, Gian, Overload. Sunday, Just Jace, Phonic Duo.

Terrace Bar Saturday, Scattered Order, Men64, Transcendental Headache, Saturday Got Soul DJs (downstairs). Sunday, Newcastle Jazz Collective (downstairs).

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Wests Leagues Club New Lambton Piano Lounge: Saturday, Warren Hunter. Marble Bar: Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Method, Kirsty Larkin Trio. Sunday, Wards Xpress, Nick Raschke Duo.


Before Midnight (MA15+) Director Richard Linklater revisits distant lovebirds Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) in Greece, nine years after being reacquainted in Before Sunset (2004) and almost two decades since they first met on the train in Before Sunrise (1995). (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)

In The House (MA15+) French, school room mystery-thriller from writer-director François Ozon (Potiche, Swimming Pool) co-starring Kristin Scott Thomas, based on a Spanish play by Juan Mayorga. Best Film winner at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)

The Conjuring (MA15+) Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

The Sound of Music (G) In 1930s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. (Scotty’s)

We Steal Secrets (M) A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Angelina Ballerina: The Nutcracker Sweet (G) Angelina is excited to perform the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Christmas showcase, but her sweet tooth may lead her to trouble. (Hoyts)

Despicable Me 2 (PG) Sequel to the villainous family animated comedy featuring returning voice Steve Carell as Gru, who is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to deal with a new super-criminal.

Epic (PG) A teenager finds herself transported into a tiny, undiscovered world that lives inside the forest.

The Great Gatsby (M) A Midwesterner now living on Long Island finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour.

Man of Steel (M) When members of an alien race invade Earth, Clark Kent, aka Superman, finds the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

Monsters University (G) The highly anticipated sequel explores the origin story of Mike and Sulley, the two stars of Monsters, Inc.

Much Ado About Nothing (M) A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

Mud (M) Fourteen-year-old Ellis lives on a makeshift houseboat on the banks of a river in Arkansas with his parents. He sneaks out early one morning to meet his best friend, Neckbone, and they meet Mud, a gritty, superstitious character who needs help.

Pacific Rim (M) Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, this apocalyptic film pits giant robots piloted by humans against the monsters that rise up from the sea to attack mankind.

Satellite Boy (PG) Pete and his best mate get lost in the Australian outback. Starving and thirsty, Pete has to remember some of the old bush skills his grandfather taught him to survive. (Avoca)

The Lone Ranger (M) Johnny Depp stars as the native American warrior Tonto, who recounts how lawman John Reid (Armie Hammer) was transformed into the masked hero for justice.

The Heat (MA15+) Sandra Bullock stars as an uptight, friendless FBI agent who’s teamed with Melissa McCarthy’s brash, Boston cop to bring down a drug lord.

The Letter Writer (PG) When Maggy Fuller, a rebellious and troubled teenager, receives an old-fashioned letter in the mail from an unknown source, she can’t imagine who could have so many wonderful things to say about her. (Glendale)

The Playbook (PG) Steven Thomas (Mick Preston) strives to live a worthy life as a loving father and basketball coach. However, a tragic accident caused by a drunken friend sees Steven’s family torn apart. Steven struggles to come to terms with forgiving the person responsible and this causes him to lose a grip on those things most important to him. (Glendale)

World War Z (M) Brad Pitt stars in this blockbuster horror as a United Nations employee called upon to establish the origins of a zombie pandemic. As he travels from the US to Israel, Korea and Wales in search of answers, cities and nations fall under the onslaught of undead, leaving mankind’s slim hope of survival resting on his shoulders. Based on the best-selling novel, from the director of Quantum of Solace.


Sarah Blasko performs songs from her new album I Awake at Newcastle City Hall on Wednesday, July 24. Tickets $59.95 online at ticketek杭州夜生活m.au or by phoning 4929 1977.


The three-day 2013 Newcastle Home Show returns to Newcastle Entertainment Centre from Friday, July 26, with an appearance from Celebrity Apprentice star Mark Bouris on the Sunday. The homemakers show runs from 10am to 4pm daily.

Eagle and the Worm – playing at Pigsty in July, on Saturday

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