Going Out

A classic returns

Everybody, it’s time to cut loose with this awesome 2011 remake of the beloved 1984 classic film, ‘Footloose’. ...

Perfect way to spend a Sunday

The Joan’s Sunday Series will be saying a fond farewell this weekend with their final show for the year, ‘Tangalo – The Art of...

Surrender to Dewayne at the Joan

You might not immediately recognise the name Dewayne Everettsmith but you have probably heard his track ‘It’s Like Love’ which featured in a visually...

Laugh out loud at Parramatta

With its dark humour and biting wit, 'It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To)' is taking theatres the world over...

New opera company set to hit a high note

Get a taste for the future of opera in western Sydney, as the newly formed Western Sydney Opera company treats Penrith to their first...

Local music – live and for free

Free live music from a talented local band. Sounds like a pretty good night out really. Well that's exactly what's on offer when...

Band’s growth ends as farewell tour begins

While you’d be justified in wondering if we reached peak beard when hipsters started using their facial hair as craft projects – think baubles,...

Jazz star Emma Pask to light up The Joan in Penrith

When Aussie jazz icon James Morrison calls you ‘the greatest gift to Australian jazz vocals’ you know you’re doing something right. Vocalist Emma Pask was...

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...

Working Truck Show celebrates 30th birthday

One of Penrith’s biggest annual family events is happening next weekend. The Annual Working Truck Show will be held at the Museum of Fire on...

Proud of premiere

It is the movie that Olivia Newton John made famous, and now ‘Xanadu’ is about to hit the stage at the...

This ain't Sesame Street!

New production, ‘Avenue Q’ may feature adorable puppets but don’t be fooled by the cute-factor – this hilarious, risque musical is anything but...

Motley Crue returns

This week sees the return of pop-glam metal titans, Mötley Crüe.   One of the most...

Comedy duo keeping it fresh

Since meeting at Western Sydney University in the late 80s, David Collins and Shane Dundas have mimed and mimicked their way into Australia’s physical...

The memories live on

The memory and legend of the world’s most popular performer lives on through the guise of Max Pellicano, whose uncanny resemblance and equally...

Rae of talent

The beautiful and talented Jasmine Rae is the hottest property on the Australian country music scene but it won’t be long before she...

Andrew's second chance

"This really feels like a second chance for me and I really have the Australian public to thank for that. Not many people...

Salsa Sunday

The arrival of spring isn’t the only thing bringing heat to Penrith this month with the flair and raw energy of Cuba geared to...

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...

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...

Get a little bit Kinky

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that's certainly true of the multi-talented, larger-than-life celebrity Kinky Friedman. The Texan star has...

Play with the players

The latest production from Glenbrook Players pits the forces of good against evil in ‘Carpe Jugulum’, as the witches of Lancre defend against...

The reality of Didier Cohen

Didier Cohen wants Australia to know he’s not just your regular tattooed 26-year-old with the cool model looks, and he’s right!...

Country Christmas

Get ready to celebrate Christmas country-style when ARIA chart-topper Paul Costa and rising duo Baylou hold festive season party. The...

Wharf Revenue returns

In a futuristic odyssey of sketch and song, Sydney Theatre Company’s ever-popular Wharf Revue team goes behind the rings of satire for a...

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...

Akmal throws political correctness out the window

With today’s political climate it’s not easy to make light of controversial topics like religion and terrorism. But Akmal Saleh does just that in...

Year's best play?

The hilarious and touching urban fable of connection and redemption, of moving and moving on, ‘This Year’s Ashes’ is currently playing...

High five: Country’s best come together for new album and show

Adam Brand and The Outlaws are here for a good time, not a long time. The all star band, which includes country music artists Adam...

PSO will inspire

In works by four great composers of the 19th century, the next performance in Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 concert season, titled ‘Music For Eternity’,...

Penny cooks up a theatrical smash

Regardless of whether you recognise her name, if you’re a fan of Australian TV you will probably recognise her face. Penny Cook has appeared in...

TV favourites like you’ve never seen them before

There’s not many female ensembles that have captured TV viewers’ hearts more than ‘The Golden Girls’. This October the mature Miami foursome – Sophia, Blanche,...

Icehouse still going strong

Icehouse's lengthy catalogue of hits have made them one of the most iconic bands in Australian music history. The group, who are...

Eric's a musical inspiration

International folk artist Eric Bibb has travelled the world, sharing his soulful tunes with music lovers everywhere, but he still finds Australia one...

Special Brand of country

Talking to Adam Brand about his new album ‘My Side of the Street’ you can tell that the process of writing and recording...

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,...

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...

Have a ghoulish time in St Marys

It’s time to get out your best Halloween costume and join St Marys Town Centre for a ‘FANG-tastic’ day next Saturday. The centre will be...

Classic story comes back to life

Local theatre group the Acting Factory will bring another classic fairy tale to life on stage when they perform their own unique version...

Warm up your night

Ladies, get ready for Australia’s hottest men to heat up the stage as the Sydney Hotshots bring their brand new ‘Funtasia’ show to Windsor...