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Whiteley review
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Whiteley review

Australian artist Brett Whiteley is celebrated in this new, high-tech opera

Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Party review
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Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Party review

The Fringe Wives Club bring their award-winning cabaret to Griffin Theatre

BridgeClimb Sunset Sessions
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BridgeClimb Sunset Sessions

Scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, watch the sun set and listen to live, local tunes

Muriel's Wedding The Musical review
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Muriel's Wedding The Musical review

The return season of this homegrown hit is better than an ABBA song

Once review
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Once review

The hit guy-meets-girl folk musical is having its Sydney premiere at Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Anna Bolena review
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Anna Bolena review

Opera Australia continues its season of digital productions with the story of Henry VIII's second wife

Madama Butterfly review
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Madama Butterfly review

Opera Australia's future-focussed Butterfly doesn't quite soar

Jacob's Creek Kitchen Collective
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Jacob's Creek Kitchen Collective

Join this cooking class and three-course feast overlooking Sydney Harbour

Barbie High Tea at Shangri-La Hotel
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Barbie High Tea at Shangri-La Hotel

[Sponsored] Treat yourself and your kids to a delectable high tea by Anna Polyviou, inspired by the world's favourite doll

Bondi Winter Magic
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Bondi Winter Magic

Celebrate ten years of ice skating by the sand at this beachside winter bash

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Latest news stories

Young Henrys and Harry’s Café de Wheels are here to warm your winter with a limited-edition pie

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Young Henrys and Harry’s Café de Wheels are here to warm your winter with a limited-edition pie
Score dumplings for just ten cents a pop next week in the Rocks

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Score dumplings for just ten cents a pop next week in the Rocks
Helpmann winners: Cursed Child beaten by homegrown shows

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Helpmann winners: Cursed Child beaten by homegrown shows
Time Out Sydney's second annual alternative Helpmann Awards

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Time Out Sydney's second annual alternative Helpmann Awards
You can stay inside this ridiculous avocado cabin on Sydney Harbour

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You can stay inside this ridiculous avocado cabin on Sydney Harbour
Antidote announces new speakers and a special panel on climate change

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Antidote announces new speakers and a special panel on climate change
Metre-long kebabs are launching at a Balmain Turkish favourite

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Metre-long kebabs are launching at a Balmain Turkish favourite
Sydney is home to the first ever Indigenous rooftop garden dedicated to native plants

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Sydney is home to the first ever Indigenous rooftop garden dedicated to native plants
Seven more new spots to eat and drink are set to open in Darling Square

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Seven more new spots to eat and drink are set to open in Darling Square
Sydney is getting a spectacular new skate park next year

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Sydney is getting a spectacular new skate park next year
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Competitions and announcements

Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin
Bars Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin

Imagine this, the chance to spend your dream week, in whatever shape or form that might take. Well Ableforth's Bathtub Gin is giving you the chance to win your perfect 'week well spent'. Whether a 'week well spent' means shopping sprees or lunch dates and nights out on the town with your mates, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin wants to know about it – and they want to help you bring your dream week to life.  And if you win, Ableforth's will help the winner turn their dream 'week well spent' into reality (to the value of up to $1,000). Terms and conditions apply. So, why do the spirit makers at Ableforth's want to know what your ideal week is? That's because a week is exactly how long it takes to make each batch of their award-winning Bathtub Gin. To get the gin's distinct flavour and botanical hue, the team spends no fewer than seven days cold compounding (infusing in layman's terms) their ingredients, which when everything's distilled at high temperatures in copper pots, becomes the distinctively delicious Bathtub Gin. To be in with a chance of winning your dream ‘week well spent’, head to the link below and tell us what your 'week well spent' would look like by July 31. Good luck! Enter now

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Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

Our winter issue will be available from June 6-7. 

Win your dream American experience with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines
Travel Win your dream American experience with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines

Has that winter wanderlust kicked in yet? Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines know what it's like when you're hankering for a getaway, and to celebrate the USA's Independence Day on July 4th, they're inviting you to experience the best of America with a huge giveaway.  Together with Time Out, Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines are giving away return flights for two to North America flying from Melbourne or Sydney. You could take off to over 45 destinations in the U.S, like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle or San Francisco.  Kick off your adventure with a walk through Hollywood, visit the Las Vegas strip to try your luck, before jetting off to the city that never sleeps - New York. Or, head south to visit the home of the blues and gems like New Orleans and Nashville. Canada calling you? Take off to Vancouver. Beach time? Hit up Mexico. We're not kidding when we say that there are a lot of destinations open to the lucky winner, check out our terms and conditions to see the full list of cities.  All you need to do to enter is tell us which American city you'd most like to visit and why in 25 words or less. If you win this incredible prize, you'll have one year to claim your amazing trip, so you can have a stellar getaway to look forward to. You've got until July 31 to enter, so don't sleep on this! Enter now Experience the best of both worlds with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines can fly you to over 250+ destinations across the

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A guide to shopping on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to shopping on the Central Coast

Here’s where to get your retail therapy on the Cenny Coast. 

A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast
Travel A guide to eating and drinking on the Central Coast

Top chefs and great plates of food can be found all along the coast.

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The best of Sydney

The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills
Restaurants The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills

No visit to Sydney is complete without a repast at the undisputed breakfast capital of Australia. 

The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now
Restaurants The 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney Right Now

Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ for Sydney's food scene.

The best op shops in Sydney
Shopping The best op shops in Sydney

Secondhand doesn’t have to mean second best. 

50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Things to do 50 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Take a read and get cracking on that ultimate to-do list. 

The best spas in Sydney
Health and beauty The best spas in Sydney

Whether you want hardcore results, or just a bit of chill time.

The 50 best bars in Sydney right now
Bars The 50 best bars in Sydney right now

Ensure your evenings never run dry.

Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales
Travel Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales

First things first: get your head out of the gutter. 

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. 

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

Sydney packs a punch when it comes to spectacular views and thrilling activities.

The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney

Every dog loves a trip to the beach. 

Where to see animals in Sydney
Attractions Where to see animals in Sydney

Head to these zoos and parks for a guaranteed meet, feed and pat. 

The best nudist beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best nudist beaches in Sydney

Feel the fresh salt water over every part of your body.

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 50 best cafes in Sydney
Restaurants The 50 best cafes in Sydney

Whether it's a reward after tackling one of Sydney's beautiful walks or a caffienated catch up or a hangover fixer.

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.

Top Sydney attractions
Attractions Top Sydney attractions

Let us be your guide to the sights you need to see and the ones you can wave to from an open-top bus. 

Where to find the best Sydney parks
Attractions Where to find the best Sydney parks

While away an afternoon or simply catch a break at lunch time. 

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.

Sydney's harbour islands
Things to do Sydney's harbour islands

Take a day trip to one of these ten landmarks surrounded by water.

Sydney’s best tours
Things to do Sydney’s best tours

From seaside foraging trails to urban graffiti walks. 

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Neighbourhood guides

Manly
Manly

Every day’s the weekend at this beachside suburb.

Newtown
Newtown

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

Chippendale
Chippendale

Chippo packs a lot of punch for a little fella. 

Bondi
Bondi

The beachside 'burb has amazing cafés, diners and shops.  

Ashfield
Ashfield

Ashfield holds onto the charming remnants of its ageing looks.

Parramatta
Parramatta

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.

Petersham
Petersham

Make Sydney’s ‘Little Portugal’ your first port of call.

Penrith
Penrith

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

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Win your dream American experience with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines
Travel Win your dream American experience with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines

Has that winter wanderlust kicked in yet? Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines know what it's like when you're hankering for a getaway, and to celebrate the USA's Independence Day on July 4th, they're inviting you to experience the best of America with a huge giveaway.  Together with Time Out, Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines are giving away return flights for two to North America flying from Melbourne or Sydney. You could take off to over 45 destinations in the U.S, like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle or San Francisco.  Kick off your adventure with a walk through Hollywood, visit the Las Vegas strip to try your luck, before jetting off to the city that never sleeps - New York. Or, head south to visit the home of the blues and gems like New Orleans and Nashville. Canada calling you? Take off to Vancouver. Beach time? Hit up Mexico. We're not kidding when we say that there are a lot of destinations open to the lucky winner, check out our terms and conditions to see the full list of cities.  All you need to do to enter is tell us which American city you'd most like to visit and why in 25 words or less. If you win this incredible prize, you'll have one year to claim your amazing trip, so you can have a stellar getaway to look forward to. You've got until July 31 to enter, so don't sleep on this! Enter now Experience the best of both worlds with Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines can fly you to over 250+ destinations across the

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Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin
Bars Win your dream ‘week well spent’ with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin

Imagine this, the chance to spend your dream week, in whatever shape or form that might take. Well Ableforth's Bathtub Gin is giving you the chance to win your perfect 'week well spent'. Whether a 'week well spent' means shopping sprees or lunch dates and nights out on the town with your mates, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin wants to know about it – and they want to help you bring your dream week to life.  And if you win, Ableforth's will help the winner turn their dream 'week well spent' into reality (to the value of up to $1,000). Terms and conditions apply. So, why do the spirit makers at Ableforth's want to know what your ideal week is? That's because a week is exactly how long it takes to make each batch of their award-winning Bathtub Gin. To get the gin's distinct flavour and botanical hue, the team spends no fewer than seven days cold compounding (infusing in layman's terms) their ingredients, which when everything's distilled at high temperatures in copper pots, becomes the distinctively delicious Bathtub Gin. To be in with a chance of winning your dream ‘week well spent’, head to the link below and tell us what your 'week well spent' would look like by July 31. Good luck! Enter now

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An Evening with Michael Pollan
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An Evening with Michael Pollan

He was once focused on teaching the world how to eat for a healthy body, mind and planet, but now Michael Pollan has his mind on something else: drugs. LSD, to be precise. In his talk at the Sydney Opera House, he’ll be tackling the taboo and recounting his own recent experience with psychedelics and the science and history surrounding these drugs. The evening will be based on the science writer’s 2018 publication, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Within the impressively long-titled book, you’ll find Pollan’s own experiences with and musing on hallucinogenic drugs, a history on the personal and societal effects of such substances, and their subsequent suppression and recent re-emergence. Can psychedelics treat anxiety and help people deal with trauma? Could these drugs really have taken down social hierarchies in the 1960s and changed the face of modern global society? If you’re ready to open your mind, banish some skepticism, and get past the hippie stereotypes associated with drugs, then figuring out the answers to these questions is sure to be an illuminating experience.

Rainbow Chan
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Rainbow Chan

Art-pop vocalist and producer Rainbow Chan is touring this August, serenading audiences up and down the East Coast with her beguiling brand of electro-pop. The multi-talented musician and visual artist is playing a string of shows in support of her recently released album Pillar. The record follows 2016’s Spacings, which was nominated for several awards, and 2017 single ‘Let Me’, which earned a SMAC trophy for Best Song of the Year. Chan has performed everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the 2019 Time Out Bar Awards, but if you’ve never heard her music, expect soulful melodies, glitchy beats and intelligent lyrics, often dealing with themes of culture and identity (Chan was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia). Whereas Spacings was sweetly melancholy in tone, this album promises a more upbeat attitude and vibrant aesthetic, still delivered with her signature ethereal vocals and tight production. Check out the Rainbow Chan website for more information, ticket links and special guests.

Try Jameson’s new cold brew whiskey at these Sydney bars
Bars Try Jameson’s new cold brew whiskey at these Sydney bars

Sometimes, flavours just belong together – from strawberries and cream to guac and corn chips. Irish whiskey and coffee are one of these undeniable pairs, so Jameson, the king of malty-sweet spirits, has brought them together in one glorious, full bodied bottle. In keeping with these hip café times, they’re blending the nutty, vanilla profiles of Jameson with cold brew coffee. This gives a more refined, refreshing flavour to the drink, while maintaining that warm, rich coffee profile from Colombian and Brazilian Fairtrade Arabica beans.  If you’ve attended a coffee cupping or two on your way to a distillery tour, you’re likely to have the constitution for sipping the spirit with little more than ice. But if you’re keen to see what this punchy drink can do in a cocktail shaker, perhaps it’s time to hit up a few Sydney bars serving the beverage. Photograph: Supplied If you like your afternoon tipples with a side of true-blue bar talent, head to the Unicorn Hotel in Paddington. This ripper of a pub has plenty of bottles of Jameson Cold Brew in stock, and could mix you a beaut Jameson Cold Fashioned (yep, a kick o’ coffee beside the bitters is blissful) in between rounds of Jatz and French onion dip. Looking to get a little frisky? The boys at Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern will fix you a caffeinated cocktail that’ll have you getting up to no good in their party basement. Need a breather? Head to the Wild Rover for a housemade lamb sausage roll before your next round. This hidden wh

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Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for
Restaurants Thievery’s new Middle Eastern brunch is worth getting out of bed for

The rulebook-razing team behind Glebe bar and eatery Thievery have launched a brunch service that will shake you out of your bacon-and-egg rut. Executive chef Julian Cincotta (ex-Nomad and Rockpool) has devised a breakfast menu featuring the same creative, contemporary approach to Middle Eastern cuisine that you know and love from dinner. Arabic ingredients take centre stage in loose interpretations of familiar breakfast dishes, such as a crumpet made of fermented chickpeas, or a halloumi and potato hash. Eggs come with za’atar butter or smoky charred eggplant, or cracked into a chickpea foul (a stew more commonly made with broad beans) in their take on a shakshuka. You didn’t think they’d play a shakshuka straight, did you? Even their popular kebabs have found their way onto the brunch menu, with a fried egg and hash brown as accompaniments. If you’re more of a sweet breakfast type, you can’t go past the tahini “panned cake” with halva, nuts, ginger, burnt honey and sesame ice cream; it gives the desserts a run for their money. When some hair of the dog is called for, the bottomless brunch gets you unlimited cocktails for $32 per person. Brunch is available 9am-4pm on weekends, and bookings are recommended.

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Raise money for youth mental health at this year’s City2Surf
Things to do Raise money for youth mental health at this year’s City2Surf

Batyr, a charity which supports young people’s mental health, is aiming to get a 500-person team together for the City2Surf race on Sunday, August 11. And you can join their cause, training with them for free every Tuesday morning in Barangaroo. The organisation focuses on the stigma around mental health, as well as education about services available for struggling youth. This year's goal is to raise $100,000 through the race, which would allow 5000 high school kids to take part in Batyr's school program. Joining the team costs $78, and gets you access to free weekly group training sessions in the lead up to the race. Team members who raise $250 will be decked out in a branded singlet and cap on the day, but if you think you’ll be able to smash it out of the park and raise $500, you can register as a charity superstar here. Superstar spots are limited but include some great perks such as the City2Surf entry fee being waived, a spot in the special start wave, a personalised bib and other exclusive merch. City2Surf is the largest fun run in the world, with 80,000 walkers, joggers and serious runners coming together to traverse the very hilly course from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. Starting at very near to the crack of dawn at 7.50am, the 14km run will finish up about 3pm. Register for Batyr’s team and check out more info about their initiatives here.

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