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OUT AND ABOUT: 5 things to do this weekend


Bored or looking for something to do this weekend?

Well, here’s a few tips courtesy of the Newcastle Weekly.

WHAT: Pulse Climbing 10 Year Anniversary

WHERE: 122 Garden Grove Parade, Adamstown

WHEN: Saturday 24 April

TIME: 9am

Pulse Climbing will turn 10 this weekend – and is inviting you to celebrate the occasion, too. Open from 9am, enjoy a day of games, workshops, mini competitions and prizes, as well as a gold coin barbecue. Pop into the centre, located at 122 Garden Grove Parade, and join the party.

WHAT: Two Point Oh

WHERE: Civic Playhouse Newcastle

WHEN: Saturday 24 April

TIME: 2pm (matinee) and 8pm

Elliot Leeds is dead. Or is he? This is the question at the centre of the science fiction play, Two Point Oh, which is currently on at the Civic Playhouse Newcastle. American playwright Jeffrey Jackson’s original work was first produced in the US 10 years ago and local theatre company, Knock and Run Theatre, has brought it to Australia for the first time. Newcastle audiences will be confronted by the potential moral dilemmas of launching head-first into the social media-led rabbit hole we all seem to be freely embracing post-COVID and challenged to consider where this technological reliance may lead our collective future. Bookings can be made through the Civic Theatre ticket office: or 4929 1977.

WHAT: House Plant Revival

WHERE: 148 Parry Street, Newcastle West

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 April

TIME: 9am-3pm

Newcastle’s original plant sale, House Plant Revival, is back and returning home to the Edwards Bar where it all began four years ago. The local plant people, Desert Sunday Co, is celebrating its fourth birthday by filling the Eddies beer garden with their amazing selection of locally-grown and sourced indoor plants. With free entry, check out up to 3000 plants including succulents, cacti, ferns and indoor plants. The team will donate a portion of Sunday sales to Soldier On Australia to commemorate the sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand military personnel who have died during war and to enable local veterans and their families to thrive.

WHAT: Freestyle Kings Live

WHERE: Newcastle Entertainment Centre

WHEN: Saturday 24 April

TIME: 7.30pm

The Freestyle Kings Live Show is coming to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre this weekend. This is an action-packed show featuring world-class freestyle motocross athletes, so get ready to strap yourself in for a two-hour spectacular, featuring X Games gold medallist Robbie Adelberg, world champion Pat Bowden, huge choreography, Australia’s top homegrown FMX riders, pyrotechnics and firebreathers.

WHAT: Anzac Day

WHERE: Fort Scratchley 

WHEN: Sunday 25 April

TIME: From dawn

Fort Scratchley will start its Anzac Day commemorations from dawn with four rounds of the Mark VII guns, followed by another two rounds at 8am. Then, from noon, the Fort will open to the general public, with four rounds fired again at 1pm and 3pm. Meanwhile, RSL NSW president Ray James has reassured communities there is more than one way to honour Anzac Day this Sunday. “If you can’t attend a commemoration service, you can pay your respects by rallying your neighbours to ‘light up the dawn’ on their driveways at 6am.

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