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The Jungle Collective Indoor Plant Sale
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The Jungle Collective Indoor Plant Sale

Get $5 off your plant purchase if you dress safari themed

Hardtofind Markets
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Hardtofind Markets

If you reckon your mum is one of a kind, grab her something hard to find this Mother’s Day

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Dee Why
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Dee Why

Dee Why hosts the biggest dawn service on the northern beaches, starting with a welcome speech by Invictus Games Gold Medalist, Ben Webb at 5.30am. A raised...

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Castle Hill
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Castle Hill

The Castle Hill service is held at the Centenary of ANZAC Reserve, just opposite Kellyville Plaza. The service commences with a march at 5.50am, with...

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach

More than 20,000 Sydneysiders join this eastern suburbs service by the beach, reflecting in pre-dawn darkness before watching the spectacular sunrise....

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Cronulla
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Cronulla

Heading off at 5.15am, a solo bagpiper will lead a short march from Cronulla RSL to the local Cenotaph at Monro Park, where the order of service will begin...

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Martin Place
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Martin Place

Pay your respects at Sydney’s biggest dawn and sunset services

Sheer Fantasy
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Sheer Fantasy

Indulge in a world of fantasy and imagination in this bold exhibition of leading contemporary artists

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Courtney Barnett announces her first headline Sydney Opera House show
The Basement lives on thanks to Australian entrepreneur Albert Dadon

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The Basement lives on thanks to Australian entrepreneur Albert Dadon
Steam Mill Lane opens at Darling Square

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Steam Mill Lane opens at Darling Square
You can see these four shows at the Opera House for $45 next month

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You can see these four shows at the Opera House for $45 next month
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Ever wanted to see a real human body, from the inside out?
Time Out readers got an exclusive preview of the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

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Time Out readers got an exclusive preview of the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Supporters rally for the Basement outside NSW Parliament

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Supporters rally for the Basement outside NSW Parliament
An American vegan 'meat' burger is coming to Sydney

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An American vegan 'meat' burger is coming to Sydney
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Win one of 10 family tickets to Convict Escapades at Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Museums Win one of 10 family tickets to Convict Escapades at Hyde Park Barracks Museum

The year is 1836. Choose your own adventure by working your way through the convict system to earn your prized ‘ticket of leave’. In the process you’ll come face to face with notorious and colourful characters: take orders from the nasty superintendent, meet the lovesick cook, and avoid being punished by the shifty scourger. With stories to hear, a court trial to attend and many fun jobs to do, you’ll have to keep your wits about you to earn your freedom in time. Surprises await you throughout the buildings and courtyard – be prepared for a fantastically fun convict caper. Convict Escapades is at Hyde Park Barracks Museum from Thursday April 26 to Sunday April 29, with two sessions each day at 10-11.30am and 1-2.30pm. To win a family pass for four people to Convict Escapades (value $60), simply complete your details below before Thursday April 19. Fill out my online form. // var zjq6h840m3qj16;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userName':'timeoutlondon', 'formHash':'zjq6h840m3qj16', 'autoResize':true, 'height':'1136', 'async':true, 'host':'wufoo.eu', 'header':'show', 'ssl':true}; s.src = ('https:' == d.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'www.wufoo.eu/scripts/embed/form.js'; s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = function() { var rs = this.readyState; if (rs) if (rs != 'complete') if (rs != 'loaded') return; try { zjq6h840m3qj16 = new WufooForm();zjq6h840m3qj16.initialize(options);zjq6h840m3qj16.display(); } catch (e) {}}; v

Whisky and Cheese Night at the Whiskey Co-Op
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Whisky and Cheese Night at the Whiskey Co-Op

We all know that cheese goes down a treat with wine... But did you know it also pairs perfectly with Scotch whisky? Time Out Live presents this whisky and cheese night hosted by Surry Hills bar The Wild Rover in an evening that explores the dark spirit and the dairy delight via tastings and helpful guidance. On the night you get to sample six whiskies from distilleries including Talisker, Johnnie Walker and Dalwhinnie. Each will be paired with a different cheese from across the globe, courtesy of The Stinking Bishops. It doesn't matter whether you're a whisky noob or a seasoned pro – this evening of firewater and fromage will offer something new to anyone that loves either whisky or cheese (or both). So, get in quick, the event takes place on Mon Apr 30 and your ticket gives you six whiskies and six cheeses for $60. The evening is brought to you by the Whiskey Co-Op (Wild Rover’s very own whiskey collective), Simon McGoram (Diageo whisky ambassador) and Newtown cheese merchants, the Stinking Bishops. Learn more and book tickets here.

Win a World Gin Day dinner for four
Restaurants Win a World Gin Day dinner for four

You will enjoy five experimental courses, each matched with a gin cocktail featuring locally made gin. This exclusive sit-down event is valued at $110 per person for a total prize value of $440. If you win, you can choose either the 6pm or 8.30pm sitting.  To enter, simply sign up to Time Out’s weekly newsletter, your guide to the best of the weekend, before May 29. Already a subscriber? You can still enter – just sign up again below (don’t worry, you won’t get multiple newsletters).   To keep up to date with other promotions at the Rook you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook Fill out my online form. // var z1poq4s21y1ihwj;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userName':'timeoutlondon', 'formHash':'z1poq4s21y1ihwj', 'autoResize':true, 'height':'1136', 'async':true, 'host':'wufoo.eu', 'header':'show', 'ssl':true}; s.src = ('https:' == d.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'www.wufoo.eu/scripts/embed/form.js'; s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = function() { var rs = this.readyState; if (rs) if (rs != 'complete') if (rs != 'loaded') return; try { z1poq4s21y1ihwj = new WufooForm();z1poq4s21y1ihwj.initialize(options);z1poq4s21y1ihwj.display(); } catch (e) {}}; var scr = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0], par = scr.parentNode; par.insertBefore(s, scr); })(document, 'script'); //

A guide to autumn in Melbourne
Things to do A guide to autumn in Melbourne

Melbourne in autumn is underrated, here's why

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The best of Sydney

The best breakfasts in Sydney
Restaurants The best breakfasts in Sydney

Sydney's love for a breakfast knows no bounds – we champion our favourite brunch for days. 

The best markets in Sydney
Shopping The best markets in Sydney

Whether it’s the brekky pho or racks of vintage threads that gets you out of bed in the morning. 

The best day trips from Sydney
Travel The best day trips from Sydney

Point your compass in the direction of one of these nearby towns, regions and bush walks.

The best hotels in Sydney
Travel The best hotels in Sydney

There are a few hotels whose hospitality is just as popular with locals as with those visiting town.

The best walks in Sydney
Sport and fitness The best walks in Sydney

Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes to choose from.

The 50 best restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants The 50 best restaurants in Sydney

This is the definitive, ranked list of where to eat in Sydney right now. 

The best rooftop bars in Sydney
Bars The best rooftop bars in Sydney

Sometimes there's nothing better than the sun on your back and a cool drink to keep things chill.

The best clubs in Sydney
Nightlife The best clubs in Sydney

It's not easy being a night owl in Sydney. The trick is knowing where to look.

The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW
Attractions The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW

Load up the picnic basket and take a road trip to find these cascading falls around Sydney.

The best public art in Sydney
Art The best public art in Sydney

We thought we’d share some of our favourite public art works in Sydney.

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Neighbourhood guides

Ashfield
Ashfield

As the Inner West undergoes more and more plastic surgeries, Ashfield holds onto the charming remnants of its ageing looks.

Chippendale
Chippendale

Chippo packs a lot of punch for a little fella. 

Parramatta
Parramatta

Soon to be one of the most populated areas in Sydney, Parramatta's food and drink scene is on the rise

Fairfield
Fairfield

Flavours dominate this multicultural hub in Western Sydney

Crows Nest
Crows Nest

It's one of the highest points of all of the northern suburbs.

Bondi
Bondi

The beachside 'burb has beautiful cafés, progressive dining and shopping laneways

Petersham
Petersham

Sydney’s ‘Little Portugal’ your first port of call for a sweet, flaky loaf of goodness

Penrith
Penrith

There’s more to Sydney’s adventure capital than adrenaline highs

Newtown
Newtown

We love Newtown for the music. We love it for the food

Neutral Bay
Neutral Bay

Get around the Lower North Shore suburb's food, drink and entertainment. 

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Travel Weekend itineraries in the Blue Mountains

Sculpture at Scenic World (Apr 13-May 13) is on again, bringing the works of 38 artists to the rainforest floor in Katoomba, resulting in a spectacular outdoor gallery. Why not make a whole weekend of your visit with the help of Time Out's themed itineraries? Whatever you love about the Blue Mountains, we have where to go, where to eat and where to stay mapped out for you.

Rediscover the refreshed Bungalow 8
Bars Rediscover the refreshed Bungalow 8

Darling Harbour's very own tropical oasis is all about dishing out fruity cocktail jugs, fresh shareable seafood and late night dancefloor antics. Whether you want to head in for a bargain happy hour, or a long lunch, the recently refurbished Bungalow 8 delivers beachside vibes straight to the harbour front. From 4-6pm it's happy hour, meaning you and your crew can get around $25 buckets of Summer Bright Lager and happy hour cocktail jugs for just $20, or on Mondays you can head in for $15 poke bowls or burgers.  Later on in the week it's all about warming up and diving into the weekend with Club Cali. With a rotating roster of DJs and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, Bungalow 8 is reclaiming its title as one of King Street Wharf's favourite party bars.  If you're rolling with a sizeable crew you can also book your own area. Here you can kick start the evening with a Bungalow Nights package  and enjoy drinks and catered snacks like fried boneless chicken thighs with green chilli sauce; school prawns with honey, coriander and lime; and truffle and parmesan arancini balls. Find out more about Bungalow 8.

Planar
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Planar

Located right on the harbour and within the ICC, this waterfront dining destination will sort you out from your morning coffee, right through to after work drinks. Planar start off with nourishing bowls – order up granola and watermelon served with Greek yoghurt, almond milk and honey; or a blue lagoon smoothie bowl with bananas, blue algae, vanilla almond milk, kiwi, blueberries and strawberries. They also have brunch favourites like smashed avo on toast, French toast, and bacon and eggs. Lunch and dinner time is all about pleasing everyone, be it small plates of crisp squid, braised beef sliders or prawn lollipops with Sriracha butter. Mains navigate burgers (ranging from spicy chicken and beef right through to crocodile), stone baked pizzas, nourishing salads and hearty mains, including steaks, pastas and seafood. Kids are looked after too, with a full children's menu, plus activities to keep them busy. On the drinks front you can order up cocktails (be it a Negroni or a Sex on the Beach), local and imported wines, plus there are a selection of beers on tap. More of a morning person? Planar is also offering pilates classes, with matched nutritional breakfasts, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from $35pp. Find out more about Planar.

Driftwood
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Driftwood

It might be stripped back and lo-fi, but there's no shortage of imagination and entertainment in this crowd-pleasing showcase of extraordinary acrobatic skills, drama and physical comedy. If you think you've seen all circus has to offer, this show should be right up your alley. Created by Casus Circus, Driftwood starts with a blank canvas, upon which a versatile ensemble of five create a world of unique acrobatic shapes, testing and retesting the physical limitations of their bodies. You'll see a trapeze and hoops used in ways you'd never imagined before as the performers work together to re-imagine exactly what circus can be in this moving and deeply human show. Casus Circus is based in Brisbane – Australia's unofficial contemporary circus capital – but has travelled the world with its shows, including the award-winning Knee Deep, which picked up five star reviews at Edinburgh Fringe, a Green Room Award in Melbourne and the award for best circus and physical theatre at Avignon Festival Off. The company was formed by Natano Fa’anana, Lachlan McAuley and Jesse Scott. Driftwood is part of the Sydney Opera House's autumn season, and is a great pick for Sydney circus lovers of all ages. 

Whisky and Cheese Night at the Whiskey Co-Op
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Whisky and Cheese Night at the Whiskey Co-Op

We all know that cheese goes down a treat with wine... But did you know it also pairs perfectly with Scotch whisky? Time Out Live presents this whisky and cheese night hosted by Surry Hills bar The Wild Rover in an evening that explores the dark spirit and the dairy delight via tastings and helpful guidance. On the night you get to sample six whiskies from distilleries including Talisker, Johnnie Walker and Dalwhinnie. Each will be paired with a different cheese from across the globe, courtesy of The Stinking Bishops. It doesn't matter whether you're a whisky noob or a seasoned pro – this evening of firewater and fromage will offer something new to anyone that loves either whisky or cheese (or both). So, get in quick, the event takes place on Mon Apr 30 and your ticket gives you six whiskies and six cheeses for $60. The evening is brought to you by the Whiskey Co-Op (Wild Rover’s very own whiskey collective), Simon McGoram (Diageo whisky ambassador) and Newtown cheese merchants, the Stinking Bishops. Learn more and book tickets here.

4 hilarious acts to check out this comedy season
Things to do 4 hilarious acts to check out this comedy season

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Playwave partners with Sydney Theatre Company for exclusive teen event
Theatre Playwave partners with Sydney Theatre Company for exclusive teen event

Playwave is giving teens the chance to snap up tickets to this exclusive night out at Sydney Theatre Company for just $25. On Wed Apr 18, you'll have the chance to witness Hugo Weaving in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Before the show, Playwave will host an intimate pre-show gathering and conversation with STC Artistic Director Kip Williams. You'll get a chance to meet other like-minded young people, before sitting down to an open conversation with Kip Williams. Sydney Theatre Company’s directing associate Jess Arthur will guide the conversation, discussing and dissecting the Brecht classic, giving you a behind-the-scenes snapshot of the five star production. There will also be time for Q&As, giving you the chance to pick the brains of one of Sydney's most respected directors. After, you'll get to see Hugo Weaving in his powerful performance in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Bertolt Brecht’s 1941 play tells the story of a small-time gangster who heavies his way to a position of absolute power within the vegetable trade and city politics, using evasion and violently ruthless coercion. It’s a gripping piece of crime fiction with plenty of bloodshed, betrayal, corruption, twists and turns. Time Out Sydney gave it five stars, so you can expect a night of wonderfully entertaining and shocking theatre, all for just $25. Find out more about Playwave.

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Restaurants Side with Amex Sydney | American Express x Time Out

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