Going Out

Penrith converted into Middle America for new short film

Locals will be able to spot several Penrith locations in an upcoming short film produced by former Werrington local, Pete Ireland. The 34-year-old grew up...

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...

Wild World of Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens is responsible for some of the most beautiful melodies in music history. This April, entertainer Darren Coggan will celebrate 50 years of this...

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...

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...

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...

Rockin’ the classics

Next month lovable entertainer Scott McRae returns to the Evan Theatre with his hit show ‘Stevie and The Easybeats’. Co-written and produced by Scott himself,...

From busking to superstardom

The seven member dance troupe Justice Crew are much more than just your run-of-the-mill dance act. Why? Because in a little...

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...

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...

Tales from behind the mic

Have you heard the one about Possum Man? Eric the Breastfeeder? The Guinea Pig Chef? These are just a handful of the hilariously bizarre tales...

A little bit of Rio in Penrith

Entertainer Todd McKenney will bring a little bit of Rio to the Evan Theatre next month with the return of his hit show ‘Todd...

Paying tribute to a legend

Janis Joplin is one of the rock world’s most iconic women and her musical legacy still lives on today through productions like ‘Pearl –...

Extreme twist on a classic instrument

Prepare to have all your preconceived notions of violin music shattered when ‘Violin Extreme’ takes to The Joan stage next weekend. Internationally acclaimed violinist Alexandre...

Things go boom

Their sound has been compared to 747 aeroplanes taking off, a concrete mixer in motion, a tap dripping away and a...

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...

A life of fun and feathers

In 2015 Carlotta’s life was played out on the small screen by Jessica Marais in the ABC tele-movie ‘Carlotta’. Now the iconic woman herself is...

Take a seat at Adam’s bar

Though technological advancement has seen an improvement in music production quality there’s really nothing like the sound you get from live music. This is exactly...

Chamber of secrets

She may be an ARIA award-winning musician but you’re more likely to spot country crooner Kasey Chambers down at the schoolyard than on...

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...

Just like the real thing

Neil Diamond’s ‘Hot August Night’ is one of the most iconic live albums of all time. This year the classic release – which was recorded...

WIN: Your school holiday survival pack!

The school holidays are just around the corner and the Weekender wants to make it a little easier to keep the kids entertained! We've got...

Bobby's second coming

Bobby Rydell first stepped onto the stage when he was just eight years old, and now six decades later is still as enthusiastic...

Country duo keep it real

Aussie country music stars Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt are making it an all-female affair on their current ‘Love & Lies’ tour. Joined by guest...

Guitar kid is back

It’s hard to imagine that a kid, who wasn’t even in high school at the time, could capture the world’s attention...

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...

Playing for peace

As part of events for National Refugee Week, Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali will be using his music to introduce audiences to the...

Shake off traffic worries by taking public transport

Penrith locals travelling to Sydney Olympic Park to see Taylor Swift live in concert on Saturday are being urged to take public transport. A number...

Leith's tribute to Roy

In just five short years, loveable Irishman Damien Leith has really stamped his mark on this country.  ...

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...

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...

Back to the 80s

When it comes to music there’s never been a decade quite like the 80s. There’s something endearing about a time where power ballads, synth-pop, big...

Bobby leaves it all on stage

When I spoke to Bobby Brown in January he was in the recording studio working on a new album and looking forward to his...

WIN tickets to the Easter Show

Get your showbag wish list together because it’s almost that time of year again! The Sydney Royal Easter Show returns this April with a mix...

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’...

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...

Still making us laugh

There may be plenty of opinionated voices on the comedy scene, but lovable Irish funny man Jimeoin isn’t one of them. “I don’t really have...

Peak of adventure arrives in St Marys

Five years in the making and after more than 12 months of construction, St Marys finally has an attraction that will rival anything the...

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...

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...