Enjoy your weekend with a little help from the Herald

SATURDAYLake Mac Festival of Surfing Saturday and Sunday, Redhead Beach.Longboard, short board and stand-up paddleboard competitions;markets and beach activities.

The Levee One Day Sale 9am, The Levee Central Maitland. Offers and discounts from more than 50 stores.

Bandapalooza 3pm, Lass O’Gowrie Hotel. Nine bands playing; visual artists. Entry $5.

A-League 5.35pm, Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.

Swinging Safari–Special Q&A Screening 6pm to 9pm, Reading Cinemas Charlestown. With director Stephan Elliott.

National Music Academy Open Day 10am to 5pm, 461A King Street, Newcastle. Free trial lessons.

Computer Pals For Seniors 9am to 4pm,Stockland Green Hills Shopping Centre, East Maitland.Pop-up desk offering information and help with all devices.

Waterworld Central Doyalson Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Doyalson Wyee RSL Club.

Hunter Valley Aviation Open Day 9am to 5pm, 455 Wine Country Drive, Cessnock.

Free Face Painting 10am onwards, The Secret Garden, Charlestown Square.

Outdoor Cinema 6pm, Hungerford Hill Wines, Pokolbin. Movie: The Mummy.

Super Street Garage Sale 8am, 65 East Street, Warners Bay.Multiple households are having a jumbo garage sale at the one location.

DSA January Surf Day 8am onwards, Caves Beach.Any person with a disability is welcome; cost is $10 (volunteers and carers exempt).

Thrashville 11am onwards, Belford. Music festival.

Christmas Lights SpectacularSaturday and Sunday, Hunter Valley Gardens, 5.30pm to 10pm.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Wedding Expo 10am to 2pm, 57 Dowling Street, Nelson Bay. trade stands, live entertainment, sparkling on arrival, canapes, ceremony site tours. Entry is free.

SUNDAYNewcastle Holiday & Cruise Expo10am to 3pm, NEX, Wests City, Newcastle.Exclusive savings on flights, tours, cruises and packages, free theatre presentations and a virtual reality lounge.

Outdoor Cinema 6pm,Hungerford Hill Wines, Pokolbin. Movie: Wonder Woman.

Timbernook Launch Day 2pm, Yamuloong, 71 Prospect Road, Garden Suburb.Timbernook Newcastle is an n first.Spend time outdoors and learn more about the Timberbook children’s programs. Bookings are essential.

Locals Night 6.30pm, The Verandah Restaurant, Pokolbin. Pre-dinner drinks and canapes followed by a five-course Italian-inspired tapas dinner. Cost $50 per person, bookings essential by phoning4998 7231.

Bridal Expo 10am, McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow.

The Wellbeing and Psychic Fair 10am to 4pm, Swansea RSL Club.

Mister P’s Burger Bar Closing Down Party Noon to 3pm, 215-217 Pacific Highway, Charlestown.

Crop til You Stop 10am to 10pm, The Scrapbooker’s Confetti Box, 100 Pacific Highway, Swansea.Bring along your craft and create in a fun environment.

SAVE THE DATEMy Kids Market NSW is coming to Newcastle Basketball Stadium at Broadmeadow on February 25, 9am to noon. Everything families need can be bought and sold including babies’and children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items. Stall bookings are now open online, for details visit mykidsmarketnsw老域名出售.au.

MARKETSFarmers & Artisan Market @ Lake Mac East Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Quinn Park, Swansea.

Newcastle Racecourse Market Sunday, 9am to 2pm, Darling Street, Broadmeadow.

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

Adamstown Lions Markets Sunday, 7am to 12.30pm, corner Brunker and Glebe roads, Adamstown.

ARTSLake Macquarie City Art GalleryBoard; Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures (surf lifesaving); At The Beach. Until February 4.

Finite GalleryCaves BeachSchool holiday workshops, go tofinitegallery老域名出售/category/newsfor details.

Cooks Hill GalleriesThe Summer Collection, online exhibition. Until February 4.

The Lock UpFinal Remembering, by Lottie Consalvo. In the Halls of My Youth, by James Drinkwater. Ends Sunday.

Newcastle MuseumDinosaur Revolution, until January 28.

Maitland Regional Art GalleryArt Maker, Patron, Lover, by Gary Grealy. Until March 18.David Archer: Archer’s Arcadia. Until February 4. Passchendale –A Ridge Too Far, Photography in Battle; Taking a closer look, by Bruce Roxburgh. Until January 28. Lionel’s Place. Until April 8.

Newcastle Art GalleryPainting Memory: From The Collection. Until January 28. Everything Changes: Tim Maguire 2002-2017. Until February 18.Free tours, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am, until February 18.

Gallery 139The Doggie Show. Until February 4.

Timeless Textiles Urban Narrative, by Eszter Bornemisza. Until February 10.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Local HSC 2017. Until February 11.

Port Stephens Community Arts CentreSun, Surf and Sand. Until February 20.

THEATREDead Centre and Sea WallThis double bill by Tom Holloway andSimon Stephens looks at factors that alter the relationship between acouple, with the woman moving from England to in theDeadCentre to try to escape her past, and the man looking in Sea Wall atissues in a coastal region that affected them. Stooged Theatre, at theCatapult Dance Studios, Newcastle West. Saturday at7.30pm and Sunday at 6pm.

For the Love of Mrs Brown WidowMrs Brown uses internet socialmedia to try to get a romantic partner for Valentine’s Day, and herfamily use diverse means to win relationships; amusing live versionof the TV series with writer-actor Brendan O’Carroll as MrsBrown. Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow. Saturday, at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Honk JrLively musical adaptation of fairy tale The Ugly Duckling,with a young cast playing the farmyard animals with very differentviews of a very unusual baby bird. Maitland Musical Society. JamesTheatre, Dungog: Saturday, at 7.30pm, Sunday, at 2pm.

I Ought to Be in PicturesNeil Simon comedy about a 19-year-oldgirl who treks from New York to Hollywood to try to make thescreen-writing father who deserted the family 16 years earlier accepther acting ability. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre,Lambton. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.

MUSIC5 Sawyers Saturday, Alessandro. Sunday, Marissa +1.

Anna Bay TavernSaturday, Smoke N Mirrors.Sunday, Romney Watts.

Hotel CessnockSaturday, Kim.

Bar Petite Saturday, CrocQ.

Battlesticks Bar Saturday,Dean Kyrwood.Sunday,James Naldo.

Bay HotelSaturday, Gen-X.

Beach HotelSaturday, Club Esky. Sunday, Free Willy & The Grace Brothers.

Bellbird HotelSaturday, Troy Kemp.

Belmont 16sSaturday, Hayden Johns, Love That Hat. Sunday, Bloom.

Belmore HotelSaturday, Sundays Record.

Beresfield Bowling ClubSaturday, Snape Trilogy.

Blackbutt HotelSaturday, Angel Gear.

The BradfordSaturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Cambridge HotelSunday, Jacob, Shrimp, Fungus, Milky Thred, India (all ages show). The Waxfinz, Wavevom,The Med Heads,The Womb Lordz.

Cardiff RSL ClubSaturday, Siren.

Catho PubSaturday,James Naldo.Sunday, Loose Bazooka.

Central Charlestown Leagues ClubSaturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Cessnock Leagues ClubSaturday, Blue Water Cowboys.

​Club LemonTreeSaturday, Viper Creek Band, Anthony Lee.

Club RedheadSaturday, Busta Thong.

Commercial Hotel MorpethSaturday, Cotton Sax and Strings.

Country Club Hotel Shoal BaySaturday, The Radiators.

Criterion Hotel CarringtonSaturday, Big Pete. Sunday, Kim.

Criterion Hotel WestonSaturday, Early Daze.

Crown & Anchor HotelSaturday, Adrianna Mac. Sunday, Anyerin.

Customs House Saturday, Anyerin. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Cypress LakesSaturday, Tim Harding.

DashvilleSaturday, Thrashville ft. Frenzal Rhomb, King Parrot, Batpiss, Frankenbok, Gay Paris, The n Beef Week, Paper Thin, Rort Menace and more.

Duke Of WellingtonSaturday, Jungle Kings Duo.

East Cessnock Bowling ClubSaturday, Paul Watters.

East Maitland Bowling ClubSaturday, X & Y Band. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Easts Leisure & Golf ClubSaturday, Bonny Rai.

Edgeworth Bowling ClubSunday, Troy Kemp.

Edgeworth TavernSaturday, Romney Watts.

Fingal Bay Sports ClubSunday, Pistol Pete.

FinnegansSaturday, Lady Lauryn & Lionette.

Gateshead TavernSunday, Paparazzi.

Grand Junction HotelSunday, Teej and Fiends.

Gunyah HotelSaturday, Overload.​

Harrigan’s PokolbinSaturday, John Larder, Purple Rain. Sunday, Link Phelps.

Honeysuckle HotelSaturday, Mark Wells. Sunday, Matt McLaren, Holly Mae.

Hotel DelanySaturday, Loose Bazooka.

Imperial Hotel SingletonSaturday, Four To The Floor.

Jewells TavernSaturday, Shadowboxer –The Angels show. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Kent HotelSaturday, Code Red.

Lake Macquarie Yacht ClubSunday, Andrew G.

Lakeside Village TavernSaturday, Viagro.

Lass O’GowrieSaturday, Thunder Fox, Arcades and Lions, Catnip, Julia Why?, Diplazar, The Buoys, Rum Jungle, Zampa, Polo Prince. Sunday,Lonesome & Ernest, Plan C,p…t.ENE,Billy Kaye, First Bird.

Lizotte’sSaturday,Soul Sacrifice – Celebrating Carlos Santana.

Lucky HotelSaturday, Bandditts. Sunday, Adrianna Mac.

Mark HotelSaturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Loko.

Mary Ellen HotelSaturday, Tre Soul. Sunday, Dean Kyrwood.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Paparazzi.

Mavericks On The BaySaturday, Arley Black. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Mavericks On DarbySaturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Mayfield Ex-ServicesSaturday, Smokin Rosie.

Metropolitan Hotel MaitlandSaturday, The Perpetrators.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend DiggersSaturday,Cruzers, DJ Searly.

Morisset Country ClubSunday, Duncan Woods.

Murray’s BrewerySaturday, Amy Fredes. Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Nag’s Head HotelSaturday, Pap & That.

Neath HotelSaturday, 2GoodReasons.

Nelson Bay DiggersSaturday, Loko. Sunday, Tim Harding.

Nelson Bay Golf ClubSaturday, Emily Smith.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht ClubSunday, Hummingbirds.

Northern Star Hotel Saturday,Jack Derwin.

Pedens CessnockSaturday, Crawfish Stew Band.

Pelican RSL ClubSaturday, Full Throttle. Sunday, John Larder.

Pippis At The PointSaturday, Dos Eager. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Potters BrewerySaturday, Matt McLaren.

Premier HotelSaturday, Evergreen. Sunday, Love That Hat.

Prince of Wales HotelSaturday, The Rattle.

Queens Wharf HotelSaturday, Jerome, Good Company.

Royal Federal HotelBranxtonSaturday, The V Dubs.

Royal Hotel SingletonSunday, 2 To The Floor.

Royal Motor Yacht Club TorontoSunday, Murray Byfield.

Rutherford HotelSaturday, Zane Penn.

Seabreeze Hotel Sunday, Lennie Live.

Shenanigans at the ImperialSaturday, Iguana. Sunday, Howard Shearman.

Shortland HotelSaturday, Brendan Murphy.

Soldiers Point Bowling ClubSaturday, Rave On.

South Newcastle Leagues ClubSaturday, Boney Rivers.

Stag and Hunter HotelSaturday, The Amanda Emblem Experiment, Jessie Redwood.

Stockton Bowling ClubSaturday, DJ Symon. Sunday, Kevin O’Hara.

Swansea HotelSaturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Swansea RSLClubSaturday, Smokin’ Mirrors.

Swansea Workers ClubSaturday, Solid Gold Dance Party.

Tea Gardens Country ClubSaturday,Katie N Feff.

Tea Gardens HotelSaturday, Kevin O’Hara. Sunday, Tyler John.

Tilligerry RSLSaturday, Andrew G.

Toronto DiggersSaturday, John Noble.

Toronto HotelSunday, Arley Black.

Toronto WorkersSaturday, Mardmax. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Victoria Hotel HintonSaturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Roxy.

Wangi HotelSunday, Jamie Martens.

Warners At The BaySaturday, Wicked.

Westfield KotaraSaturday, Holly Mae.

Wests CardiffSaturday, Hummingbirds.

Wests New LambtonSaturday, Deuce. Saturday, Ben Portsmouth –The King is Back. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wickham Park HotelSaturday,Sunhill Drive,Band Of Burbs.Sunday,Ron Knight & The Daze Band.

MOVIESAll The Money In The World(R)The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-oldJohn Paul Getty IIIand the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfatherJean Paul Gettyto pay the ransom.

Breathe(M)The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. (Lake Cinema)

Coco(PG)Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz.

Darkest Hour(PG)Within days of becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

Ferdinand(G)After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home.

Hampstead(PG)An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home. (Lake Cinema)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle(PG)Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower(PG)One day, when Mary follows an odd cat into the woods, she stumbles upon a strange flower that she has never seen before. Suddenly, the luminescent power inside the flower brings a broomstick lying nearby to life, which then whisks her above the clouds and off to a strange andsecret place.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure(M)Young hero, Thomas, embarks on a mission to find a cure to a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Paddington 2(G) Now happily settled with the Brown family, Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Pitch Perfect 3(M)Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Stars Wars Episode VIII:The Last Jedi(M)Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers.

Swinging Safari(M)A teenager comes of age in a small n town during the 1970s when a 200-tonne blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

The Commuter(M)A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

The Greatest Showman(PG)The story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature(PG)Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

The Post(M)A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four US presidents.