Going Out

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

Afternoon of free live music in Penrith

Love music but can’t spare the cash for concert tickets? Then head to The Joan this Sunday for an afternoon of free live performances. Classical...

Magic comes to The Joan

Get your scuba gear ready because it’s time to take a trip to the depths of the sea. The highly acclaimed one man show ‘The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Driving a new direction

Change is never an easy thing to navigate, but it’s a concept that Byron Bay metalcore band Parkway Drive have wholeheartedly embraced on their...

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...

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...

You… must be there!

Most people have an idea of what kind of debaucherous activities musicians might be getting up to after a gig, but generally those thoughts...

Screaming back into town

There’s not many Aussie bands that are as dedicated to rock as The Screaming Jets. With 27 years, eight albums, and countless tours under their...

Fun after reflection

After the Dawn Service, ANZAC Day events will be held at clubs and pubs around Penrith, with two-up and live bands the main features...

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...

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...

A voice you’ll fall in love with

Soprano Mirusia has performed with Andre Rieu and now she’s coming to Penrith to give audiences a taste of the voice that has won...

Kitty Flanagan is seriously funny

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love having a good old fashioned rant about the things that piss them off. Check the...