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PICK OF THE WEEK
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The Maitland Aroma Coffee, Chocolate and Fine Food Festival returns to Heritage Mall this weekend for two days of coffee and chocolate demonstrations, coffee roasters, fine food stalls, wine tasting and live entertainment. Entry to the festival is free, however some events are ticketed. From 10am daily.

SAVE THE DATE

Britain’s leading young chamber ensemble, the Elias String Quartet, performs at the Harold Lobb Concert Hall at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music on Thursday at 7.30pm. Tickets from $30 through Ticketek.

EVENTS

Out in Space Saturday. Learn how to find constellations and use the Southern Cross to navigate at night. 1.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle.

Back to the Future Sunday. The popular science fiction film starring Michael J Fox is back for a one-off Science Week special. Science show from 1pm, film at 1.45pm. Tickets $10. Tower Cinemas, Newcastle.

Our Town Model Show Saturday and Sunday. A scale model exhibition featuring award-winning model cars, boats, aircraft, trains, military vehicles, figurines and war gaming. From 9am daily. Entry $10 adults/$5 children. Newcastle Jockey Club, Broadmeadow.

Anchorage Wedding Open Day Saturday. Explore the romantic waterfront location at the venue’s wedding day preview. 11am to 2pm. Anchorage Port Stephens.

Children’s Book Week – Story Time Saturday. Readings of books shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards, as well as favourites (for children ages 2+). 10.30am to 11.30am. MacLean’s Booksellers, Hamilton.

Newcastle & Hunter Valley Cat Club Show Saturday. Talk to the breeders and see a wide variety of cats and kittens on show. 9.30am to 3pm. Lambton High School, Lambton.

Sizzling Strings Sunday. Performers include Newcastle Suzuki Strings and A Suite of Cellos from the new Newcastle Youth Orchestra. Morning tea from 10.30am, concert at 11am. Tickets $12 adults/$10 concession/$5 children. Adamstown Uniting Church.

Stitches and Craft Show Saturday and Sunday. From paper craft, home decor and patterns to craft classes and seminars. 10am to 4.30pm. Entry $15 adults/$13 concession/$7 children. Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow.

University of Newcastle Book Fair Saturday. Thousands of books and collectables up for grabs (final day). 10am to 5pm. The Great Hall, University of Newcastle, Callaghan.

Canoeing On Ironbark Creek Sunday. Explore the canoe trail at the Wetlands site. 9.30am. Costs $30 adults/$20 children. Bookings 49516466. Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland.

Organ Recital Sunday. Featuring recitalist Pastór de Lasala from Sacred Heart Church Mosman, Mosman Uniting Church and St Joseph’s, Neutral Bay. 2.30pm. Costs $20 adults/$15 concession. St James Anglican Church, Morpeth.

East Maitland Heritage Walk Sunday. Take a guided walk through Victoria Street and finish with afternoon tea at a stately home in King Street. 2pm. Costs $20. Bookings essential 49344314. Meet at Friends of Grossmann House, corner Brunswick and Lawes Streets, East Maitland.

Lake Macquarie Family History Group Saturday. Visitors and new members welcome with experienced family history researches available to assist. 10am to 4pm. Marmong Point Community Hall.

MARKETS

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

Maitland Harvest Markets Saturday. Farm-fresh produce, handmade products, live music, coffee, plants and flowers. 8am to 1pm. Maitland Showground.

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. Speers Point Park, Speers Point.

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

Sacred Tree Markets Sunday. Entertainment, fresh produce, artisan baker, massage, healers, designer clothes and food from around the globe. 9am to 2pm. New England Highway, Branxton.

Raymond Terrace Markets and Psychic Fair Saturday. Psychic readings, massage, Reiki, alternative therapies, food stalls, fruit and vege, plants and more. 9am to 2pm. Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace.

THEATRE

Go Back For Murder DAPA Saturday at 2pm and 7.30pm, Sunday at 2pm. 49623270. DAPA Theatre, Hamilton.

Charlotte’s Web Saturday. Young People’s Theatre. 2pm and 7pm. 49614895. Young People’s Theatre, Hamilton.

1984 Saturday. Hunter Region Drama School. 8pm. 40238738. Hamilton Public School.

Ruben Guthrie Saturday. Stooged Theatre. 2pm and 8pm. 49291977. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle.

The Yeomen of The Guard Saturday and Sunday. Opera Hunter. 2pm. 49431672. Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay.

When The Rain Stops Falling Saturday and Sunday. Newcastle Theatre Company. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. 49524958. NTC Theatre, Lambton.

SPORT

NRL Sunday. Newcastle Knights v Melbourne Storm. 3pm. Hunter Stadium, Broadmeadow.

ENVIRONMENT

E-Waste Drop Off Saturday. Residents of the Port Stephens government areas can drop off computers, TVs and electronic waste for recycling. Proof of residence required. 8am to noon. Waste Transfer Station, Lemon Tree Passage.

2013 Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival Prize Sunday. Check out Australia’s largest electric bike grand prix, where teams design and build an electric bike to compete in a one-hour endurance race. 8am to 4pm (first race at 11am). Newcastle Kart Racing Club, Cameron Park.

ART

Art Systems Wickham Lake Edge: Richard Morris, Aaron Bellette. Until August 25. 40 Annie Street, Wickham.

Back to Back Galleries Grounded: Elizabeth Epstein, Barbara Greentree, Ron Pinkerton, Clare Tilyard, David McBride. Until tomorrow. 57 Bull Street, Cooks Hill.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery The Touring Blake Prize. Until September 29. 16 Vincent Street, Cessnock.

Forsight Gallery Ceramics: Paul Marosszeky. Glass and Silver: Lee Daniel. Until tomorrow. 33 Union Street, Cooks Hill.

Greenway Gallery Chinese Whispers: Group show. Until tomorrow. Swan Street, Morpeth.

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

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

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery In-Habit, Project Another Country: Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan. Settled: Works from the Collection. Both Until September 8. First Street, Booragul.

Lovett Gallery Now and Then: Photographic Exhibition. Newcastle Library, Until October 6. Laman Street, Cooks Hill. (Saturdays until 2pm)

Maitland Regional Art Gallery Op Shop: Twelve Opportunity Shop artists. Until October 6. 230 High Street, Maitland.

Nanshe Territories: Mal Cannon. Until August 24. 148b Beaumont Street, Hamilton.

Newcastle Art Gallery To the Edge: Abstracting Art in Australia. Until October 20. Laman Street, Newcastle.

Newcastle Art Space Wind: ASHRI and Newcastle Printmakers (last day). 246 Parry Street, Hamilton East.

Studio 48 Shared Visions: Group show. Until tomorrow. 48 Mackie Ave, New Lambton.

Timeless Textiles Enclothed in Ecology: Gina Mastrio. Until September 15. 7 Beaumont Street, Islington.

University Gallery People and Place: Coal and Community. Until August 24. University Drive, Callaghan campus.

Watt Space Student Gallery At the Bauhaus: Alan Duncan. Sketchbooks of Rome: Group show. Good Night Sleep: Amy Hamilton. Continuum: Jasmine Hanlon. Until September 1. Corner King and Auckland streets, Newcastle.

MUSIC

5 Sawyers Saturday, DJ Matt Meler. Sunday, DJ Tone.

Adamstown Club Saturday, The Big Bang. Sunday, Wobbly Boot with Rita Azzopardi.

Bar Petite Saturday, Beth Gleeson. Sunday, Phonic Duo.

Belmont 16 Footers Saturday, Snape Brothers. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.

The Brewery Saturday, Moose Preservation. Sunday, Flying Mare.

Cambridge Hotel Saturday, Dirty Youth, Lovechild.

Delany Hotel Saturday, Rubicon.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Kotadama.

Great Northern Hotel Saturday, Strangers With Candy.

Grand Junction Hotel Saturday, Ngariki, Brooke Harvey, Dashville Progress Society, Yellow Feather Dogs. Sunday, Shaun Kirk.

Hamilton Station Hotel Saturday, Live It Up Karaoke (front bar), S Is For Spaceship, Crash Tragic, Shorelines, Emecia (back bar). Sunday, Eye On You (front bar).

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Saturday, GenX.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Overload. Sunday, Dai Pritchard Blues Band.

King Street Hotel Saturday, J-Trick, Nukewood. Sunday, Any Given Sunday.

Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Ash Mountain.

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

Lass O’Gowrie Saturday, The Delta Lions, The Shadow League, Leadfinger, Summer Policy, Lincoln Le Fevre. Sunday, The Buzzard Mix.

Lizotte’s Newcastle Saturday, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, Alex Gibson. Sunday, Shane Nicholson, Ashleigh Dallas.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Brien McVernon.

Nelson Bay Diggers Saturday, Dr. Zoom Duo. Sunday, Santana Magic, Marriah, Mustard Mit, Paul Robert Burton.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, The Toot Ensemble Jazz Band.

Pippis At The Point Saturday, Little Black Book. Sunday, James Chatburn.

Terrace Bar Saturday, Andrew Tuttle, Collector, L.A. County Morgue (5pm, early start), Bloods, The Fabergettes (8.30pm). Saturday Got Soul DJs (downstairs).

Warners At The Bay Saturday, Incognito.

Wests Leagues Club New Lambton Piano Lounge: Saturday, Warren Hunter. Marble Bar: Saturday, Twinsanity.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, The Years, Good Corn Liquor. Sunday, Jungle Kings, Angie.

MOVIES

Red Obsession (PG) Russell Crowe narrates this wine documentary, a study of how Shanghai’s obsession with luxury items has affected some of the most illustrious vineyards in France. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)

The Princess and The Frog (G) In New Orleans lives a beautiful girl named Tiana, who meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again. A fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

We’re The Millers (MA15+) A small-time pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) with a big debt recruits a stripper (Jennifer Aniston), and two teens to be part of his fake family for a drug shipment.

Before Midnight (MA15+) We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Behind The Candelabra (M) Michael Douglas stars as Liberace. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)

Despicable Me 2 (PG) Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to deal with a new super-criminal.

Dino Time (G) Three curious kids accidentally trip an egg-shaped time machine into operation and find themselves back 65 million years in the middle of a nest of dinosaur eggs.

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

Greetings From Tim Buckley (M) Follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. (Avoca)

Happiness Never Comes Alone (M) Sacha and Charlotte have nothing in common but are made for one another. (Lake Cinema)

In The House (MA15+) Best Film winner at the 2012 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

McLean’s Money (M) A wealthy tycoon pretends that he is dying to see how his children react. (Tower Cinemas Newcastle)

Monsters University (G) 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.

Now You See Me (M) An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Pain & Gain (MA15+) Action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie.

The Bling Ring (MA15+) Comedy-drama based on the true story of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who robbed the homes of Hollywood celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.

The Conjuring (MA15+) Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

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

The Letter Writer (PG) Maggy Fuller, a rebellious and troubled teenager, receives an old-fashioned letter in the mail from an unknown source. (Glendale)

This Is The End (MA15+) Apocalyptic comedy starring Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and James Franco.

The Wolverine (M) Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) faces a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.

The World’s End (MA15+) Simon Pegg and Nick Frost try to get the old gang back together to finish an epic hometown pub crawl.

FLICK OF THE WEEK

ELYSIUM (MA15+)

Matt Damon stars as Max, an ordinary guy living in 2154 who desperately needs to get to Elysium, a man-made space station where only the very wealthy live. The rest live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth, which is rife with crime and poverty. Backed into a corner, Max takes on a dangerous mission that might bring equality to the two worlds.

FREEBIE OF THE WEEK

Robert Redford directs and stars in The Company You Keep, an engaging story based on the lives of former Weather Underground activists, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte. The Company You Keep is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download from August 21. Weekender has five DVD copies to give away, thanks to Madman. To enter, send the word ‘‘Company’’ to [email protected] theherald南京夜网.au or text the word ‘‘Company’’ to 0427369610, including your name, address and phone number. Entries close Wednesday at 9am. The winners of the Jason Byrne tickets are Anne Stevenson of Stockton and Graham Stanton of Wangi.

DON’T FORGET

Morpeth’s Weird and Wonderful Novelty Teapot Exhibition & Tea Cosy Challenge is back for another year from Thursday at Morpeth Gallery with 3847 teapot designs, until September 1.

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Old George and Dragon chef Gavin Forman ahead of the Maitland Aroma Festival this weekend. Picture: Peter Stoop

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