Going Out

Sweating out the classics

Any band that’s been around for decades is likely to have gone through a few line-up changes. At last count Blood, Sweat and Tears has featured more than 150 musicians. Rather than being a blight on...

When Garth came calling

For Dean Simmons going from an original band to a Garth Brooks tribute artist was simply a matter of supply and demand. “There’s a lot fewer people that can do what I can do with...

Council to celebrate Re-imagine Ageing festival

Penrith is celebrating the Re-imagine Ageing festival in March. The festival is a chance for the community to get together and enjoy an exciting range of activities. Our community is ageing but remaining healthier and...

Get hot and bothered at Panthers

When it comes to male revues Australia is punching well above its weight. The boys from the world’s number one male revue, Manpower Australia, will be heading back home for their sexiest tour yet. Along with...

Original and the best

Shannon Noll may have brought ‘What About Me’ to a whole new audience, but it’s Aussie rockers Moving Pictures who will this year be celebrating the 35th anniversary of their iconic track. The band, which...

Rising country star to launch new album

Country music darling Aleyce Simmonds is releasing her highly anticipated third album ‘More Than Meets The Eye’ and she’s bringing the launch party to Rooty Hill. Supported by alternative country artist Tori Forsyth, the six-time...

Sounds of the world

Broaden your musical horizons and take a journey through the sounds of world music at the Blue Mountains Theatre this February. The critically acclaimed London Klezmer Quartet will bring audiences a joyous and soulful taste...

Penrith Musical Comedy Company confirms 2017 season, including Chicago revival

2017 will see Penrith Musical Comedy Company (PMCC) embracing something old and something new. The upcoming season will feature the return of the hit musical ‘Chicago’ in May, along with a new direction for the...

Beautiful world of ballet

Introduce the little ones to the wonderful world of ballet with the Australian Ballet’s performance of ‘The Nutcracker’. Returning after its first highly successful season in 2015/16, the Storytime Ballet series will bring one of...

Rockin’ the Aussie Arms

It’s pretty clear from the name that covers band Battered and Bluesed have a thing for rock and blues. The group formed 18 months ago and perform a range of classic hits from some of...

Magical start to 2017

The girl with the golden hair, and a taste for porridge, is coming to the Emu Sports Club stage when Ruby Productions presents ‘Goldilocks’. The local theatre company will kick off their 2017 season with...

Have a Giggle with Jimmy this Christmas

If you have a child then there’s a good chance you know the name Jimmy Giggle, or have at least seen his smiling face on your TV screen. Children’s entertainer Jimmy ‘Giggle’ Rees plays the...

Sips and Sounds returns for summer

Celebrate warm summer nights with the return of the Penrith Regional Gallery’s popular Sips and Sounds series. Every Friday until the end of January, the beautiful gallery grounds will play host to an evening of...

Hundreds expected to attend school holiday workshops at Mamre Anglican School

For most schools things slow down during the January holidays, but not at Mamre Anglican School. More than 200 children and just as many robots are expected to converge on the school in Kemps Creek...

It’s more than music

Nothing brings people together quite like music. For the touring music troupe The Young Americans the ability of music to transcend cultural boundaries has been the basis of their success. The California-based non-profit global music outreach...

Splash into some Christmas fun

Round up the kids and head to Penrith RSL to celebrate the festive season with ‘A Very SplashDance Christmas’. The cast of the popular ABC Kids program ‘SplashDance’ will perform all the biggest hits from...

Damien’s decade of hits

Time flies when you’re having fun and that’s certainly been true for Damien Leith. A decade on from his ‘Australian Idol’ win and the singer/songwriter has managed to produce a consistent string of successful creative...

Marina set to shine in Penrith

Marina Prior is one of Australia’s most beloved performers. From opera to plays and musical theatre there’s not many areas of the entertainment industry that she hasn’t been involved in. It’s this variety that Marina attributes...

Girl power on stage in Penrith

Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a living. It’s the song lyric that’s been stuck in our heads since the 80s, and now the classic Dolly Parton hit is coming to Penrith. Penrith...

Murder mystery comes to Penrith

Put yourself in the centre of an Agatha Christie murder mystery at the John Lees Centre next month. Audiences are in for a thrilling evening when local theatre company Ruby Productions bring their adaptation of...

Music and memories

If you missed out on seeing Fleetwood Mac during last year’s tour to our shores then head to the Evan Theatre at Panthers next Friday to check out all their biggest hits live. ‘Running in...

Getting REAL at new festival

See exercise in a different light and experience new and exciting flavours at the inaugural Real Festival at the Nepean River on November 4 and 5. This event features an innovative two-day program of river, environment,...

Silencing the Rudeness

When Rodney Rude tells you his plan for retirement is to buy a donkey that he can use to get to the shops, it’s hard to know whether or not he’s joking. After 50 years...

Get In The Mood for some Broadway fun

Tickets to ‘In The Mood’ have been in such high demand with Penrith audiences that a third matinee performance has been announced. The hit show direct from America is an all-singing, all-dancing retro celebration of...

Noni takes us on an emotional journey in new play ‘Mother’

One of the great things about storytelling is that it allows us to form emotional connections with characters that we may never have had the chance to meet in our day to day lives. For...

Morning of music at The Joan

The Joan brings together two of Australia’s greatest entertainment icons for ‘Tenterfield to Rio – A Peter Allen Tribute’. The next concert in The Joan’s Morning Melodies series will showcase the music of Peter Allen...

Oh my Gord!

Country music star Gord Bamford may have a hugely successful career in Canada, but in his birth country of Australia he’s still relatively unknown. The three time winner of Male Artist of the Year at...

Get ready to be amazed

Take a dive into the world of kung fu, Chinese culture and spirituality when the Shaolin Warriors come to the Evan Theatre stage this October. For over 16 years the legendary Shaolin Warriors have toured...

Hotter than ever

When my call gets connected to Hot Chocolate’s Patrick Olive it’s late in the evening in the UK and the musician is sitting back enjoying a glass of Australian Shiraz. Unsurprisingly Patrick doesn’t mind staying...

Kieran’s looking for laughs

Werrington Downs resident and comedian, Kieran Daughton, will be taking to the stage in this year's Sydney Fringe Comedy program. Having been a comedian for three years, Daughton had his first experience in the program...

Soundtrack of his life

Diesel’s latest release ‘Americana’ may be a covers album but it has his fingerprints all over it. From his parents’ wedding photo that adorns the cover, to the original opening track that sets up the...

Classic tale’s scary twist

The walking dead are taking over local theatre company Ruby Productions’ new show ‘Alice in Zombieland’. Audiences will get to experience the classic Lewis Carroll tale with a spooky, undead twist when Alice discovers that...

GIVEAWAY: Win vouchers to Skinnys Penrith

New Penrith restaurant Skinny’s Grill is low on carbs and fat on flavour and is the perfect place to stop in for a meal. A range of delicious meals are on the menu for locals...

WIN! The Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo is back

If you love life on the road and spending time in the great outdoors then head on down to the Penrith Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo. The expo, which will be held at Panthers Exhibition...

Penrith Show returns this weekend

Thousands are expected to attend the annual Penrith Show this weekend. To be held at the Penrith Showground on August 27 and 28, this year's show is highlighted by a spectacular fireworks display and a...

Clean comedy in Werrington

They say laughter is the best medicine, and few comedians would understand that better than Hannah Boland. Having had her fair share of tragedies, including the loss of two full term babies, and an ongoing...

WIN tickets to Little Big Dash!

Little Big Dash is returning to Penrith this month, offering an exhilarating obstacle adventure which puts the fun into physical activity for more than 20,000 kids and their parents. We're giving away five entries for...

Political satire at its best

Politics can often be more drama filled than a soap opera, which makes it the ultimate comedy fodder. Masters of theatrical satire ‘The Wharf Revue’ will be back at The Joan this month and, with...

Country music icon reveals all

Though country music icon Troy Cassar-Daley has spent decades on stage, guitar in hand, sharing snapshots of his life, the process of delving into his history for the book Things I Carry Around was...

Queen of country

Over the last couple of years I’ve been lucky enough to speak to some of the biggest names in the Australian country music industry. One thing I’ve noticed about the genre, aside from the fact...