What's On

Get your calendar sorted

With our curated guide filled with markets, workshops and festivals.

JUNE

Musica Viva | 23 Jun
Musica Viva’s upcoming national tour featuring Nicolas Fleury (French horn; Principal Horn for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Emily Sun (violin) and Amir Farid (piano) to make sure it’s on your radar. These three extraordinarily talented soloists have been brought together for the very first time by Musica Viva’s Artistic Director Paul Kildea and will be performing Newcastle on 23 June.
Where: Hunter School of the Performing Arts
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Matilda Walsh Solo Exhibition - Tender, Goddess | 24 Jun
Matilda's paintings represent various incarnations of the female form through the lens of a woman and mother. Strong yet vulnerable, confident yet imperfect, these forms dwell in a kind of dream space, free to reflect on notions of love and self. The exhibition will showcase a collection of 10 brand new works by Matilda, with 5% of all sales will be donated to Nova for Women. 
Where: House of Lita
When: 6pm-8pm

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Paint & Sip Newy's Anzac Bridge at Night Design | 25 Jun 
Kick back on your Friday night and get the creativity and your favourite beverage flowing! Enjoy a 2.5-hour workshop creating an artwork you’ll be proud to display in your home. With a donation from each ticket sale going directly to Newcastle’s Soul Cafe, you can celebrate your Friday night while giving back to the Newcastle community.
Where: Raw Celebrations
Cost: $59pp
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Wagyu & Wine Night | 25 June
Enjoy a special evening at Wagyu Wonderland, Newcastle's best kept dining secret! Friday 25th of June, come be a part of Wagyu Wonderland's third dinner series event. The evening will feature an all wagyu 5 course meal paired with King Valley's finest, Symphonia Wines.
Where: Binnie Beef Warehouse, 144 Parry Street
Cost: $169.89
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Five Senses by Daylight | 27 Jun
A la mode events are excited to be closing out Love Lambtons week-long event with a birthday party in the park featuring your Five Senses favs and maybe even some special guests.
Where: Lambton Park

Sunday Sesh - Life Drawing Workshop | 27 Jun
Kickback on your Sunday afternoon and get the creativity and your favourite beverage flowing! Enjoy a 2 hour workshop learning the basics of life drawing! Whether you’ve drawn before or are completely new you will walk away with new skills and drawings you are super proud of!  With a donation from each ticket sale going directly to Newcastle’s Soul Cafe, you can celebrate your Sunday while giving back to the community.
Where: Raw Celebrations
Cost: $65pp
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JULY

Super Massive - I Like It Tour | 2 Jul
Gold Coast three-piece Super Massive launch their ultra-funky disco track ‘I Like It’ at the Royal Exchange Salon Theatre, as part of a five-date tour. The co-writing partnership of singer/songwriter Malina Hamilton-Smith and ex-Machine Gun Fellatio drummer/composer/producer Glenn Abbott, Super Massive’s show is an exhilarating blend of theatrics and pure hedonistic catharsis.
Where: Royal Exchange
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Fashion, Fizz and Friends | 11 Jul
The Grateful would like to invite you to a private and intimate event with a maximum of 20 guests. You'll get to experience a Personal Styling Workshop by Julie Brown of Impressive Style, learning all of the latest dos and don'ts which you can tailor to your own personal wardrobe, create a mood board to take home as your personal fashion bible and the opportunity for a short mini one-on-one styling session. 
Where: 122 Young St, Carrington
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Hannah Gadsby - Body of Work | 29 Jul
Following her groundbreaking Netflix special Nanette, Hannah Gadsby is coming to Newcastle with a brand new live show - Body of Work.
Where: Civic Theatre
Cost: $75pp
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AUGUST 

Newcastle's Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival | 21 Aug
The Newcastle Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival is for tipplers at both ends of the scale. For novices, learn from the finest in the industry while you are swept on a journey through the craft and culture that makes the whisky and craft spirits industry so unique.
Where: Babylon 
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NOVEMBER

Relay For Life | 6 Nov
A community fundraising challenge in the lead up to the event, and take turns walking around the track to signify that cancer never rests, so neither do we. Join us at Fearnley Dawes Athletics Centre on Saturday November 6,
Where: Fearnley Dawes Athletics Centre - 120 Smith Street, Newcastle West
Time: 11am – 9pm
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