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With our What's On Newcastle guide with markets, workshops and festivals.

OCTOBER 

Corethics presents ReelOzInd! Film Fundraiser Event | 24
A film festival event donating all proceeds to IDEP Foundation’s Bali Water Protection to build water recharge wells and provide water stewardship education to Bali school children. The ReelOzInd! Short Film screening showcases rising Australian and Indonesian filmmakers, this year’s theme is Energy. A “Water Talk” precedes the film discussing Bali’s water crisis.
Where: Event Cinemas Kotara
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Diwali - Indian Festival of Light | 24
Where: The Essential Ingredient, Junction Fair Shopping Centre
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Paella, Churros and Sangria Night | 29
Where: The Essential Ingredient, Junction Fair Shopping Centre
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Nightmare on Elm Street Screening | 29
Prepare to be gripping onto the edge of your seat with this classic horror movie from the '80s. As one of Newcastle's beautifully designed Heritage sites, the Civic Theatre is offering people the chance to watch a movie from their unique space. 
Where: The Civic Theatre, Newcastle
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Bao making with Suki Kwon | 31
Where: The Essential Ingredient, Junction Fair Shopping Centre
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Mexican Fiesta, Halloween Night | 31
Ola! Dress up and enjoy a night full of celebration and excitement at the Newcastle Food and Flower Markets. This Halloween, feast on a Mexican Degustation Menu whilst enjoying a live Mariachi Band. The Best Dressed Couple will receive a prize and is $89pp including a glass of sangria. Doors will open from 5pm and pre-bookings are essential.
Where: Newcastle Food & Flower Markets, Sandgate
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NOVEMBER

Great Southern Lights | 7 - 24
Great Southern Nights is a new event to kick-start the recovery of the live music industry throughout Australian Music Month. Civic Theatre will feature a host of eclectic gigs across the Theatre, Playhouse and City Hall throughout the month of November.
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Lake Mac Open Studios | 7 & 8
Go behind the scene of various artist's studio to explore the creative works which utilise textile, glass, acrylic, sculptors and more! The general public are invited to become part of this free event and meet with makers to learn the artistic process of their unique pieces. Plan your day how you choose with a map provided and social distancing required.
Where: Various locations
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Newcastle Comedy Festival Gala | 21 & 22
The biggest week of comedy in Newcastle in history, the Civic Theatre raises the curtain on an amazing line-up of the festival's funniest international stars, homegrown legends and next-big-things in comedy. Featuring comedians such as Aaron Crocs, Nazeem Hussain, Tom Ballard, Rove McManus, Nikki Britton and more!
Where: The Civic Theatre
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Five Senses Twilight Markets | 29
Join the excitement from 3pm, with a celebration of delicious food, craft beer & fine wine, divine coffee, awesome music and loads of entertainment for the little ones. In the lead up to Christmas, catch up with friends and family under the stars and delight all of your senses.
Where: Lambton Park
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FRIENDS Trivia at The Greenroof | 30
Get your friends together and compete in this FRIENDS trivia. Test your knowledge of the popular 90s sitcom and enjoy some dinner to get the brain juice flowing. Bookings are essential and are limited to COVID restrictions. 
Where: The Greenroof, Hamilton
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