WilderQuest Bug Hunt Adventure

Tue 17 Jan 2017
Meeting Point: NPWS Blue Mountains Heritage Centre...
Are you keen to learn all about bugs these school holidays? Join in the WilderQuest fun in the Blue Mountains area and explore the many types of bugs living right under your feet! Get ready to discover some of the planet’s most amazing creatures – bugs!...

Red Riding Hood - A Musical Pantomime

Daily (Tue 17 Jan - Sun 22 Jan 2017)
Norman Lindsay Gallery 14 Norman Lindsay Cres Faul...
Directed by Sara DeVries Join Little Red Riding Hood on the panto-adventure of a lifetime! Follow her as she journeys deep into the heart of the Enchanted Wood to visit her Grandma. But all is not quite what it seems: Grandma has big eyes and big teeth....

Kids in the Kitchen @ Panthers

Selected Dates until Wed 25 Jan 2017
Wed 18 Jan 2017
Panthers World of Entertainment, Penrith
Join expert chefs as they show kids fun ways to make food. Kids will make their own lunch! The class will take place in TC's Sports Bar. Children must be 5 years or older to participate. Tickets $22

Geshe Sherab – Public Talk: Staying Sane in Chaos

Wed 18 Jan 2017
Kunsang Yeshe Centre, 137 Narrow Neck Road, Katoom...
Feeling pressure, stress or anxiety can bring an experience of emotional upheaval that causes us to say or do something that only adds fuel to the fire – magnifying the chaos. Hear how destructive emotions can be tamed and learn some practical tips for...

Lloyd Cole - The Retrospective – Playing the Lloyd Cole Songbook 1983 – 1996

Thu 19 Jan 2017
The Clarendon Guesthouse 68 Lurline Street Katoomb...
The Retrospective - playing the Lloyd Cole songbook 1983-1996 - will see Cole performing songs exclusively from this classic period, spanning his time as the lead singer of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions as well as his subsequent and substantial solo...

Joey The Magician @ Panthers

Thu 19 Jan 2017
Panthers Penrith, 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
Kids will be mesmerised by Joey the Magician this school holidays. Joey will perform his clever magic tricks and kids will be in stitches from all the comedy business in between. The show will be in TC's Sports Bar. Entry is FREE

Decorate Garden Tools

Thu 19 Jan 2017
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest...
Design and paint your own garden tools. Go on a private detective tour of our gorgeous heritage garden before heading to the studios to decorate your own kid-sized shovel. Inspired by the rainbow of colourful flora on site, participants will learn a...

Geshe Sherab – Public Talk: Simplicity, Patience, Compassion

Fri 20 Jan 2017
Kunsang Yeshe Centre, 137 Narrow Neck Road, Katoom...
Living in a modern materialistic world can be complicated; unrealistic expectations can cause frustration; self-absorption breeds disconnection. Be reminded how to simplify, feed both heart and mind for living better. Teacher: Geshe Sherab was born...

Crafty Kids at Panthers

Fri 20 Jan 2017
Penrith Panthers 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
Get crafty these school holidays! Bring your friends along and try your hand at being a crafty kid. The class will include plaster fun, sand art and planting. Tickets $21 11am

Landscape Painting

Fri 20 Jan 2017
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest...
Get painting this school holidays! Spend the morning developing your painting skills. Using acrylic paint on canvas, participants will create their own landscape inspired by the summer exhibition Homeground. Suitable for 13-16 years old. $45 per...

Go Your Own Way: The Story of Christine McVie

Fri 20 Jan 2017
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High St...
Be swept away by the intriguing story of Fleetwood Mac's most famous songbird this summer! Catch the buzz of the festive season with a summer night soaked in the unforgettable sounds of Fleetwood Mac. Go Your Own Way is a celebration of great music...

Paper Flower Making

Fri 20 Jan 2017
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest...
Create with paper! This workshop will unveil the mysteries of making paper flowers by using tissue paper, origami paper and recycled materials. Participants will create textured posies and origami blossoms before using them to construct their own unique...

NSW Schools’ Reconciliation Challenge Exhibition

Selected Dates until Sat 18 Feb 2017
Sat 21 Jan 2017
Woodford Academy 90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford...
The National Trust (NSW) and the NSW Reconciliation Council (NSWRC) have joined forces to present this state-wide tour of the sixteen award-winning artworks selected as the best of more than 700 entries to NSWRC’s annual art competition, the NSW Schools’...

Geshe Sherab: Facing Reality

Daily (Sat 21 Jan - Sun 22 Jan 2017)
Kunsang Yeshe Centre, 137 Narrow Neck Road, Katoom...
The key to achieving happiness and creating a meaningful life is self-knowledge. Learn how to dispel misguided notions of self and embrace the world from a more realistic and loving perspective. Appearances can be deceptive, understand how things actually...

FourWinds (Ireland) Live in Concert

Sat 21 Jan 2017
Metropole Guesthouse Lounge, Upstairs (lift available)...
Deeply rooted in the tradition, FourWinds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. Their influences include Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Brady and Irvine,...

Lady Luck Festival 2017

Sat 21 Jan 2017
The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
The Lady Luck Festival was formed in 2009, created for the rockabilly and vintage enthusiasts, showcasing 'customs and culture' from the fabulous 1950's. BY DAY, think fun, fashion, food and entertainment for the whole family with free admission to...

The Buzz on Native Bees – Australian Native Bees of the Sydney, Blue Mountains & Illawarra Regions

Sat 21 Jan 2017
Waratah Education Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic...
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. While most bees live solitary lives and don’t store honey, they are the world’s most efficient flower pollinators. They are beautiful diverse and...

Landmarks

Daily (Sat 21 Jan - Sun 19 Mar 2017)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Parke Street Katoom...
Featuring works from the John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Christo & Jeanne-Claude Simryn Gill Andy Goldsworthy Andreas Gursky Richard Long Perejaume Imants Tillers With a new commission by Claire Healy & Sean...

Midsummer Nights - Landmarks in Conversation

Sat 21 Jan 2017
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba
Join Paul Brinkman, Director of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for an evening In Conversation with Anthony Bond OAM, Curator of Landmarks and former Director Curatorial at the Art Gallery of NSW; Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager of Blue Mountains...

Springwood Growers Market

Monthly on the 4th Sunday
Sun 22 Jan 2017
Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub 104-108 Macquarie...
Fresh is Best! 4th Sunday of each month (3rd Sunday in December).

Tarana Community Farmers Market

Monthly on the 4th Sunday
Sun 22 Jan 2017
Fire Shed, below Tarana Hotel, Main Street, Tarana
4th Sunday of the month. Come along and join in the fun of our Community Farmers Market. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, lamb, pork, beef, jams, wine, brewed beer, bread, chocolates, coffee, bacon and egg rolls plus a huge range of items that have been...

Andy Irvine & Luke Plumb - Australian tour 2017

Sun 22 Jan 2017
Kindlehill Performance Space 8 Lake Street Wentworth...
The names Andy Irvine and Luke Plumb really need no introduction. Andy Irvine, the consummate travelling troubadour, following in the steps of Woody Guthrie, combining amazing musicality with social conscience, wry humour with the deep melancholy of...

miniFEST

Selected Dates until Sat 28 Jan 2017
Next Tue 24 Jan 2017
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High St...
A fun-packed summer festival adventure just for kids! Each day miniFEST begins with the funniest imitators of sheep on the planet - all the way from Toronto, Canada - and after a brief musical interlude you'll then meet our galaxy's most optimistic...

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Next Tue 24 Jan
Penrith Panthers 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
Get creative these school holidays! Join in on the fun at this Build-A-Bear workshop. Together with Lil Buttercream Cub and Lil Vanilla Bean Cub you will have three new furry friends to choose from: Classic Kitty, Classic Puppy and Cuddly Lavendar....

Astronomy Night: Secrets of the Stars

Next Tue 24 Jan
Govetts Leap Lookout, Blue Mountains National Park
Join an NPWS ranger to find out about the starry night sky over Blackheath, and hear some ancient stories about the constellations. Have you ever wondered about the difference between a planet and a star? Or how and why black holes are formed? Find...

Community Fishing

Every  Week on Tuesday until Tue 19 Dec 2017
Tue 17 Jan
Sydney International Regatta Centre, Gate A, Old Castlereagh...
Catch and release fishing program. Supervised by NSW Department of Primary Industries Fish Care volunteers. Shore-based fishing, BYO equipment, including barbless hooks, BYO bait such as corn, bread or worms. Live bait is prohibited, Children under...

Penrith Showground Market

Every  Week on Wednesday until Wed 27 Dec 2017
Wed 18 Jan
Penrith Showground Station Street Penrith
Penrith's only weekday market! Penrith's Showground market has approximately 250-300 stalls selling products ranging from plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, car supplies, pets, bric a brac and much more. It'...

Summer Exhibition at Gallery Blackheath

Daily (Fri 06 Jan - Sun 05 Mar 2017)
44 Govetts Leap Road Blackheath
Details at the website link.

New Year Art Exhibition at Lyttleton Stores 6 January – 2 February

Daily (Fri 06 Jan - Thu 02 Feb 2017)
Lyttleton Stores, 1 Badgery Cres, Lawson
In Atelier of Lyttleton Stores, 1 Badgery Cres, Lawson, a new art exhibition “Genre Painting” opened on Friday 6 January. The painter is local Lawson artist, Chris Carmody. The exhibition will be available every day for the next month in Atelier Window...

"Wilderness and the West" - An Exhibition by John Caldwell

Daily (Sat 07 Jan - Sun 22 Jan 2017)
Day Fine Art, Colonial to Contemporary...
Though the exhibition 'Wilderness and the West' at Day Fine Art has been created in the past two years, it can be said it has been thirty five years in the making. This is the length of time artist John Caldwell has been living in Blackheath and painting...

Living Culture

Selected Dates until Thu 19 Jan 2017
Meeting point: Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, Bla...
Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? Join an Aboriginal NPWS ranger for a fantastic hands-on experience as you discover traditional Aboriginal tools, weapons, foods and instruments. Our ranger will share aspects of traditional and contemporary...

MOUSEterChef - Tails of 3 Blind Mice

Every  Week on Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Sun 29 Jan 2017
Fri 20 Jan
GingerBread House Katoomba; 56 Waratah Street, Kat...
13-29 January 2017; Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 3 Blind Mice in the MOUSEterChef kitchen… what could possibly happen? You know the song… Three blind mice, Three blind mice See how they run, See how they run! They all ran after The farmer’s...

Roving Rangers at Wentworth Falls

Selected Dates until Sat 21 Jan 2017
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area, Blue Mountains National...
If you're at Wentworth Falls picnic area in January, come up and say 'hi' to our NPWS roving rangers. They can answer your questions about Blue Mountains National Park. The roving rangers will share fascinating insights into local plants, geology an...

The Leura Shakespeare Festival

Selected Dates until Sun 29 Jan 2017
Everglades Garden Theatre, 37 Everglades Avenue,...
Julius Caesar & Antony and Cleopatra Directed by Michael Pigott and Damien Ryan Sport for Jove’s acclaimed Summer Shakespeare Season, now in it’s 8th successful year, has become a must-see on the NSW theatrical calendar. This year we go on a Roman...

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