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7 outdoor art exhibitions in Sydney
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7 outdoor art exhibitions in Sydney

Sydney in spring is all about outdoor art – make sure you're taking advantage of clement days and balmy evenings with one of these alfresco exhibitions. 

50 things to do in August
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50 things to do in August

August is filled with big events like the Sydney Science Festival, City2Surf, SMASH and Sydney Tea Festival. We've picked out the best in big and small events, from art exhibitions to huge festivals. 

How to get a cheap meal every night of the week
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How to get a cheap meal every night of the week

We’re all too aware that Sydney isn’t a cheap place to call home, but if you know where to look you can find dinner any night of the week for under $15. 

25 things to do for under $25 in Sydney
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25 things to do for under $25 in Sydney

If you look hard enough, you’ll find some cheap as chips things to do that won’t leave a sizable hole in your bank balance.

Where to eat right now

The best cheap eats in Sydney
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The best cheap eats in Sydney

There's a host of cheap restaurants in Sydney all around our fair town serving up tasty food at prices that won't leave your wallet empty. 

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

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

The rise of bushfood
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The rise of bushfood

For the local Aboriginal community, promoting, using and preserving these foods is so much more than a culinary fad.

The best breakfasts in Sydney
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The best breakfasts in Sydney

Sydney's love for a breakfast knows no bounds – we will queue for ages, seek out the most Instagram-able dish and champion our favourite brunch for days. 

Sydney bar and pub reviews
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Sydney bar and pub reviews

Looking for somewhere great to drink in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our bar and pub critics. 

Best of Sydney

The best cinemas in Sydney
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The best cinemas in Sydney

In Sydney, going to the movies is almost as popular as going surfing, having a barbecue or dining out.

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

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

20 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
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20 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life

Sydney’s a beautiful place to live and a glorious city to visit.

Free things to do in Sydney today
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Free things to do in Sydney today

Sydney may have been voted the second most expensive city in the world to live in, but if you look closely you will find cheap and free things to do on any day of the year.

The best walks in Sydney
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The best walks in Sydney

Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes to choose from to discover Sydney from a new angle.

The best clubs in Sydney
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The best clubs in Sydney

Any Sydneysider will tell you it hasn’t been a great couple of years to be a night owl in this town. The trick now is knowing where to look – here's where to start.

What to do when you're alone in Sydney

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Win tickets to the Australian premiere of Rhetorical Chorus
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Win tickets to the Australian premiere of Rhetorical Chorus

Score a double pass to a mesmerising new performance at Liveworks

Win tickets to the Time Out Food Awards

Win tickets to the Time Out Food Awards

Vote in our People's Choice Awards for your chance to win a double pass to our night of nights

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Win an entire year's lunches and dinners with THR1VE
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Win an entire year's lunches and dinners with THR1VE

We're talking $8,000 worth of healthy, ready-made meals delivered to your door

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How to be more Sydney

The best pubs in Sydney
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The best pubs in Sydney

There are a lot of rock-solid pubs in this city, and these are the pick of the bunch.

Escape rooms in Sydney
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Escape rooms in Sydney

The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out.

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney
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Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney

These Aboriginal led and operated businesses share knowledge and history that dates back thousands of years. 

Healthy living in Sydney
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Healthy living in Sydney

Sydney has many options when it comes to clean living – all you’ve got to do is stick to your goals.

Where to see Aboriginal art in Sydney
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Where to see Aboriginal art in Sydney

Whether you're visiting from overseas or a curious local, these are the places to see the best of Australia's diverse Indigenous art practice.

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Little Creatures Live
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Little Creatures Live

You might already enjoy their beer – including Pale Ale, Rogers' and Dog Days – but did you know there's a way to take your Little Creatures love a little deeper? This year the brewery is taking their show on the road with a series of parties that feature live performance art, food and beer at various on-premise locations and festivals across Australia. They're calling it Little Creatures Live – inspired by the original moniker of their very first Pale Ale, brewed their own way with fresh hops flowers and live yeast.  Little Creatures Live will be back in Sydney very soon. Curious as to what to expect? Check out our recaps below. Or if you can't wait, why not pay a visit to Little Creatures' Fremantle or Geelong breweries? 

Win a trip to Wanderlust Festival on the Sunshine Coast
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Win a trip to Wanderlust Festival on the Sunshine Coast

Craving a chance to unplug from your daily life and head out on an adventure? We think you'll love the sound of this. Learn how to live your happiest, healthiest life with Wanderlust Festival, a four-day celebration of music, yoga, mindful living talks and adventure sports. Over the last few years, Wanderlust has run transformational festivals and events all over the world, and has attracted a cult following.  Set in the pristine surrounds of the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast, Wanderlust boasts a talent-packed line-up, including Sarah Wilson (bestselling author of I Quit Sugar) hip-hop pioneers Arrested Development and yoga expert Duncan Peak. You can check out the full line-up here, and find out about all the outdoor adventures on offer, from horse-riding to surfing. Of course, guests will also be treated to feasts of organic meals made with locally sourced ingredients. Normally, tickets would set you back up to $480, but thanks to PERKii (makers of delicious, probiotic-packed drinks) you could win tickets, travel and accommodation for you and your bestie, valued at $5,000.  To enter, simply visit the website and enter your details. Find out more about PERKii, who, with the help of the University of Queensland, have found a way to pack billions of healthy probiotics into tasty, fruity drinks that have just 26 calories. 

Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Sydney: the Time Out Food Awards are back and bigger than ever. Join us on Monday September 25 as we toast the city’s best fine dining restaurants and casual diners; degustations and sensational takeaways; top chefs and rising stars. Expect delicious drinks, sweet tunes brought to you by Flex Mami, and great food by Porteño – not to mention all the suspense of the awards as we give back to those venues and talent that make feasting in Sydney superb. Tickets are $70 + BF and include food, drink, fun and a copy of the annual Time Out Food Awards issue ($4.95 value), hot off the presses before it hits newsstands. Keen? Limited first release tickets go on sale Thursday July 20. For a taste of last year's action, check out our 2016 winners.  You can also have your say by voting in the People's Choice awards. Powered by Eventbrite in association with

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Espresso Martinis are the perfect dessert: here’s where to have them after dinner
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Espresso Martinis are the perfect dessert: here’s where to have them after dinner

Digestive, coffee or dessert? It’s the age old question and there’s only one answer: all of the above. Specifically, in the form of an Espresso Martini. Whether you like them sweet or strong, these great Sydney restaurants can satisfy your appetite, then deliver a caffeinated cherry on top in the form of this eternally popular cocktail.

Wood, Fire and Smoke at The Star
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Wood, Fire and Smoke at The Star

Cap off winter with wood-fired dining experience this month, at The Star's signature restaurants, Balla and Black Bar and Grill.  Playing with wood grills and smoky aromas Black Bar and Grill's executive chef Dany Karam and Balla's head chef Gabriele Taddeucci have each created menus that focus on produce where you can taste the cooking method with every bite. Think house smoked salmon (Balla), wood-grilled T-Bone with smoked potato puree (Black) and even a smoked caramel brulee (Balla).   At Balla, a four-course menu is just $89, with matched wines for an additional $40. At Black Bar and Grill, they want you to sit by the fire with friends – most of the smoked dishes are made to share, so rally your crew and try them all.  Find out more about Wood, Fire and Smoke at The Star, or check out the menus below and book into Black Bar and Grill or Balla. 

See sculptures in a cemetery at Hidden
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See sculptures in a cemetery at Hidden

This spring Rookwood Cemetery will transform into an art park when sculptures and installations are placed within the oldest section of the cemetery. Hidden will allow you to explore the grounds and gardens, all while admiring artworks from more than 40 different artists including previous Sculpture by the Sea finalists Louis Pratt, Jane Gillings and Emma Anna, alongside Allyson Adeney, Adam Galea and Alethea Deane. This year will be the ninth time sculptures have filled the grounds, and will also mark the cemetery’s 150th anniversary. Many of the artworks have links to the history of the site, which is the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere, making it an important place for people from many different walks of life. Also, for the first time ever the exhibition will also extend out to the Elephant House, making it Rookwood’s largest art exhibition yet.  Other highlights include the Garden Party Launch at 3pm on Sat Aug 26; a photography Instameet, 3pm Sun Aug 27; curatorial tours, a meet the artist session, and the Rookwood Cemetery Open Day on Sun Sep 24.  The free exhibition runs from Sat Aug 26 to Sun Sep 24, and is open from sunrise until sunset. Find out more about Hidden – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk.

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