Going Out

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...

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...

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...

Tommy’s second home

Irish singing sensation Tommy Fleming is making his long-awaited return to Australia. To celebrate the release of his new album ‘Walk The Road Together’ the...

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...

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...

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...

Rhonda proves she’s Abba-solutely Fabulous

When it comes to longevity in the entertainment business you can never overemphasise the importance of adaptability. It’s this quality that Australian icon Rhonda Burchmore...

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...

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...

Music, motherhood and a decade’s worth of hits

It’s been a decade since The McClymonts released their self-titled debut album. In that time the country music trio have amassed an impressive 10 Golden...

International flavour at the Joan

Take the chance to experience exotic music without having to leave your backyard when internationally acclaimed ensemble Rasa Duende bring their world music...

Just like the King himself

Vic Trevino Jnr. may be one of the world’s top Elvis Presley tribute artists, but his love for what he does goes beyond his...

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...

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...

Sydney Symphony Orchestra coming to Penrith

Prepare for ‘A Little Night Music’ this winter when one of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras takes to The Joan stage. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra...

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...

Soaring in popularity

Take it to the limit one more time with ‘The Best of the Eagles’ at the Blue Mountains Theatre. With more than 150 million record...

Local bands collide in search for talent

Independent bands will have the chance to show local audiences what they’re made of with Original Bands Collide 2, which kicks off at the...

The Joan has something for all

        If you thought last year’s concert season at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre was one of the best...

Experience the power of Adele’s music

Missed out on seeing Adele during her recent Australian tour? Then head along to the Evan Theatre to hear all the British pop superstar’s biggest...

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...

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...

Still rocking with The Angels

Australia has had a love affair with rockers The Angels for more than 40 years. But with the band’s rebirth in the last five years...

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...

Reviving rock ‘n’ roll memories

The Evan Theatre will be rocking this weekend with a free members’ show packed full of rock ‘n’ roll hits. Get ready for a trip...

Queen Street upgrades future uncertain

The future of Queen Street is up in the air, now the company contracted for its upgrade has gone into receivership. Council awarded Hargraves Urban...

King of swing

As a lover of all things swing, Australian singing sensation, Tom Burlinson, recalled a moment when he was a special guest of probably the...

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...