Going Out

Bringing fire to the stage

While most kids at the age of 18 are still trying to decide what career path they want to take, Isaiah Firebrace has already...

Elvis lovers unite at Rooty Hill

Do you love Elvis? Do you have every album he ever released? Do you have a pair of blue suede shoes that you wear...

Beautiful music to get you into the Christmas spirit

It won’t be long now before Santa saddles up his reindeer and takes to the skies. Celebrate those last few days before Christmas with ‘Meet...

Country hits to kick-off festive season

Get ready country fans for a Rockin’ Country Christmas Party at Rooty Hill RSL. Golden Guitar winner Christie Lamb will join forces with festival and...

Dance the night away with ABBA classics

Get your flares on and prepare for an ABBA-solutely amazing evening when ‘ABBA-solutely Fabulous!’ returns to western Sydney. Entertainer Rhonda Burchmore will once again join...

Festive fun for the family

With Christmas quickly approaching it’s time to start getting the festivities underway. What better way to celebrate the silly season than with a night of...

10 places in Penrith to watch the Cup

Are you and your friends struggling to figure out where you want to go out on Cup day? The Weekender is here to help! Here...

Josh Pyke calls it quits – for now

Aussie singer/songwriter Josh Pyke is a talented wordsmith. After spending more than a decade putting that skill to use creating gorgeously-poetic folk pop tunes, Josh...

New play is a must see

Prepare for a ‘Puberty Blues’ style tale with a Lady Gaga twist when ‘Daisy Moon Was Born This Way’ comes to The Joan. This brand...

Ashley will be Spectacular

Before this year, St Marys Senior High School student Ashley Dawes hadn’t heard of the Schools Spectacular. But come November, the 17-year-old Penrith local will...

Fall under Peter’s spell at the Band Club

There’s something highly amusing about watching a person pretend to be a chicken while under a hypnotic spell. And when it comes to the hilarious...

Opera comes to life at The Joan

After launching last year, local opera company Western Sydney Opera has gone from strength to strength. The talented performers will continue that success this Saturday...

Music For Life returns for 7th year

When Ann Willmington was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008, she was told she had 18 months to live. She refused to listen. Almost a...

Songs that made her

As one of Australia’s most loved country stars there’s few women who know country music quite like Melinda Schneider. It was no surprise then when...

Modern twist on classic play

Acclaimed national theatre company Bell Shakespeare is returning to The Joan and this time they’re turning ‘The Merchant of Venice’ on its head. One of...

Grug comes to life on stage

As several generations of kids know it’s hard not to fall in love with the cute little Aussie hero Grug. These school holidays local audiences...

Jackson’s music lives on

We may have lost the King of Pop, but his legacy lives on through tribute artists like William Hall. The world class performer is known...

Take a trip back in time to a musical wonderland

Way before iTunes, ARIA charts and summer music festivals two friends would get together for pop-up concerts. Those friends were freelance composer Mozart and orchestra...

30 years of hits: Diesel’s back on the road

In 1987 a young Mark Lizotte – aka Diesel – stepped off the bus in Sydney after a three day trip across the country. As...

St Marys springs to life this weekend

Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than to take part in the St Marys Spring Festival this weekend. This Saturday, September 2...