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Small Business Digital 101
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Small Business Digital 101

Enhance your digital skillset with a free seminar for small business owners

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High Performance Packing Tape
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High Performance Packing Tape

Watch in awe as performer Lee Wilson makes an obstacle course out of office supplies

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The Real Thing review
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The Real Thing review

Tom Stoppard's play all about love and authenticity is back at Sydney Theatre Company

Splinter review
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Splinter review

Griffin Theatre is reviving this celebrated play about a mysterious disappearance

De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes
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De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes

Giddy up to Rosehill for a luxe day out at the races

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Colgate Optic White Stakes Day
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Colgate Optic White Stakes Day

Pop-up bars, a brand new entertainment precinct and delicious hospitality offerings will herald the opening of spring racing

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The Plant Library
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The Plant Library

Exchange a story for a seedling at this art project by Lauren Brincat

Little Sydney Lives
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Little Sydney Lives

Pint-sized snappers will strut their stuff in this outdoor photography exhibition

Hidden
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Hidden

The historic Rookwood Cemetery transforms into an art park this spring, with sculptures scattered around the picturesque surrounds

Australian Life
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Australian Life

Celebrate our national life in all its diversity and complexity in this outdoor photography exhibition in Hyde Park

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Latest news stories

Our favourite signs from today’s massive Sydney Climate Strike

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Our favourite signs from today’s massive Sydney Climate Strike
You can watch a music gig on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge next week

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You can watch a music gig on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge next week
IGA becomes the first Aussie supermarket chain to stock edible insects

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IGA becomes the first Aussie supermarket chain to stock edible insects
This new musical about pop superfans could be your next obsession

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This new musical about pop superfans could be your next obsession
Lunch at some of Sydney's best restaurants for less than $50 in October

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Lunch at some of Sydney's best restaurants for less than $50 in October
Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 musical is opening in Sydney

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Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 musical is opening in Sydney
Victorian gin masters Four Pillars to open a micro-distillery and bar in Surry Hills

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Victorian gin masters Four Pillars to open a micro-distillery and bar in Surry Hills
Holy guacamole: Taco Bell is coming to New South Wales

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Holy guacamole: Taco Bell is coming to New South Wales
Parramatta is finally getting a new aquatic centre

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Parramatta is finally getting a new aquatic centre
The true story of the 'Greatest Showman' is revealed in this Opera House show

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The true story of the 'Greatest Showman' is revealed in this Opera House show
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Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
Restaurants Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free

We want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all five dishes (worth $350) for free!  Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended)   Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot.   Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept  

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Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival
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Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival

In the world of botanical booze, there isn’t a more beloved duo than the humble G&T. She’s fresh, sometimes fruity, bubbly and and always full of subtle flavour. If you know this beverage well from backyard parties gone by, or would like to get to know it better, head to Centennial Park this spring for three full days of summer-fresh drinking. The festival is being hosted by tonic brand Fever-Tree – they do those cute bottles of the quinine-based mixer with aromatic additions. From September 27-29, they will set up a gin village of more than 100 distilled juniper berry concoctions to taste alongside their many tonics at Rose Gardens in the park. They’re also promising live music, garden games, cocktail demos and gin and cheese matching (unusual), plus a contingent of food trucks and picnic hampers that’ll sort out afternoon snacks and dinner. Tickets include six mini-G&Ts to try. The festivities will start at 4pm on Friday and roll through the evening, and then kick-start earlier at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Special offer: Time Out readers who buy ticket to the Sunday session (September 29) can get one of seven masterclasses for free (worth $25). Learn about Australian native botanicals with Brookies Gin, the top five G&T trends for summer, or explore a G&T and food pairing session with Tanqueray. Simply enter promo code MASTER4TOO when you book online.

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Win the ultimate day and night out at The Other Art Fair
Art Win the ultimate day and night out at The Other Art Fair

Over 130 handpicked, independent artists will be taking over the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve, showcasing thousands of pieces of work from as little as $100. There will also be live art activations, event tours, immersive installations, performances, DJs, and food and drink. To mark this auspicious occasion, The Other Art Fair have put together the ultimate art-lover’s bundle to give away as a prize to one fortunate Time Out reader. The prize includes: - 2 x VIP tickets to The Other Art Fair Opening Night on Thursday October 24, not available to purchase - One night’s accommodation for two at Ovolo Hotels Woolloomooloo, worth $699 - Private tour of the Other Art Fair with a Saatchi Art Curator, not available to purchase - Limited edition tote bag - Welcome drinks from 5-6pm - For good measure, a whopping $300 to spend on art at the event! Thirty runners up will also receive a pair of tickets to The Other Art Fair, valid Friday-Sunday October 25-27, so your chances of winning a prize are pretty good. Enter below before October 13.  Enter here

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Five unique dishes worth searching for
Things to do Five unique dishes worth searching for

We’ve hunted down five truly one-of-a-kind dishes that no food fan will want to miss

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

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

Signature Searches
Restaurants Signature Searches

By Time Out in partnership with Google We’ve all had that moment. You’ve heard about some weird and wonderful dish (pasta in a cheese wheel? Motorcycle oil ramen?) but you haven’t the slightest idea where to get it. So you plug a few words into Google, and voilà: your new food obsession. With directions and opening times, no less. Time Out loves showcasing unforgettable food and drink experiences around town, so we’re partnering with Google to celebrate those one-of-a-kind Signature Searches that no food fan will want to miss. From the incredibly photogenic to the completely out-there, these are unique dishes worth searching for. Start exploring them below, and once you’ve chosen your favourite, vote for it in the Time Out Food Awards and don't forget to share a delicious pic on Instagram using the hashtag #foundongoogle.  And while you’re in the neighbourhood, cast your net wider with our special Area Guides – find unforgettable experiences and eat your way around the competition. Tough work, right?

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The best of Sydney

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney
Things to do Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney

Really get to know the city of Sydney through a connection to land First Nations peoples continue to uphold.

The best florists in Sydney
Shopping The best florists in Sydney

We’ve picked out our favourite Sydney florists and flower shops that always deliver.

The coolest lighthouses to visit in Sydney
Attractions The coolest lighthouses to visit in Sydney

These mystical wayfinders are a beacon for Sydney sightseers.

18 of the best vegan restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants 18 of the best vegan restaurants in Sydney

Opt for more plants on your plate.

Where to find the best high tea in Sydney
Restaurants Where to find the best high tea in Sydney

Pass the cucumber sandwiches, please...

Where to see Sydney’s city skyline
Attractions Where to see Sydney’s city skyline

Head to these parks, walks, beaches and lookouts to gaze on the Emerald City in all its glory.

The 16 best playgrounds in Sydney
Kids The 16 best playgrounds in Sydney

Got a wriggly little one? Let them run off some of that energy. 

Wheelchair accessible restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants Wheelchair accessible restaurants in Sydney

There's far more to accessibility than wheelchair access alone... 

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 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 Filipino restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants The best Filipino restaurants in Sydney

These dishes that are born and bred in the Philippines have a distinct deliciousness all their own.

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 day trips from Sydney
Travel The best day trips from Sydney

Escape the city for a day. 

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

Ensure your evenings never run dry.

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 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. 

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 op shops in Sydney
Shopping The best op shops in Sydney

Secondhand doesn’t have to mean second best. 

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

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

101 fun things to do indoors in Sydney
Things to do 101 fun things to do indoors in Sydney

For those days when it's wet, gloomy or particularly windy.

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. 

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

Every dog loves a trip to the beach. 

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.

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

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

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 nudist beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best nudist beaches in Sydney

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

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Neighbourhood guides

Manly
Manly

Every day’s the weekend at this beachside suburb.

Cronulla
Things to do Cronulla

It's the rough-edged beachside gem in Sydney's Shire crown. 

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.

Neutral Bay
Neutral Bay

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

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Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free
Restaurants Win vouchers to try all five unique eats for free

For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we partnered with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some delicious dishes and the local heroes who made them and locked in a shortlist of one-of-a-kind dining experiences worth searching for. Now, we want to inspire you to go out and eat these Signature Searches for yourselves with a little bit of extra incentive. All you have to do is get out there, try them, and collect 'em all with brag-worthy food pics. If you share your fave dish on Instagram you'll go in the draw to win the local equivalent of a golden ticket – vouchers to all try all five dishes (worth $350) for free!  Here’s how: Step one: Read all about the delicious Signature Searches here. Step two: Try one or more dish (full suite is highly recommended)   Step three: Post your favourite on Instagram and make sure you tag #foundongoogle Step four: Sit back and wait to win the golden loot.   Competition ends Midnight 30th Sept  

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IKEA launches an Australian Slow TV channel
Things to do IKEA launches an Australian Slow TV channel

IKEA caused a bit of a stir in marketing circles a couple of years ago with its series of deliberately boring YouTube commercials. These included a teenager doing the dishes for five minutes, a couple on a couch kissing in front of a TV for eight, and some young people arm wrestling for six. The ads played in front of YouTube content and many people skipped them, but they also garnered a cult following of joyfully disbelieving fans. The ads were inspired by the Scandinavian trend of ‘Slow TV’ in which almost nothing happens – designed as an antidote to our over-stimulated lives (some cool examples of Slow TV screened on SBS last summer). Now, IKEA is using the phenomenon as a way of promoting their new 2020 catalogue. They have launched an Australian Slow TV channel live streaming the 14-day (336-hour) journey of its products in shipping containers on board a ship to Australia. The channel, which in perfect Nordic understatement IKEA says  “does not aim to excite”, is narrated by Kent and Sara Eriksson, narrators of the original IKEA Sleep Podcast. The Swedes are reading from the new IKEA catalogue with the sound of waves gently crashing against the ship’s stern in the background. Sounds a bit – well, dull, right? And that’s exactly the point. IKEA say they want to help Australians get a good night’s sleep, and watching this YouTube channel may indeed have that exact effect. And if you’re inspired to go buy a new IKEA bed to do it on, well that’s entirely up to you. The c

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Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival
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Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival

In the world of botanical booze, there isn’t a more beloved duo than the humble G&T. She’s fresh, sometimes fruity, bubbly and and always full of subtle flavour. If you know this beverage well from backyard parties gone by, or would like to get to know it better, head to Centennial Park this spring for three full days of summer-fresh drinking. The festival is being hosted by tonic brand Fever-Tree – they do those cute bottles of the quinine-based mixer with aromatic additions. From September 27-29, they will set up a gin village of more than 100 distilled juniper berry concoctions to taste alongside their many tonics at Rose Gardens in the park. They’re also promising live music, garden games, cocktail demos and gin and cheese matching (unusual), plus a contingent of food trucks and picnic hampers that’ll sort out afternoon snacks and dinner. Tickets include six mini-G&Ts to try. The festivities will start at 4pm on Friday and roll through the evening, and then kick-start earlier at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Special offer: Time Out readers who buy ticket to the Sunday session (September 29) can get one of seven masterclasses for free (worth $25). Learn about Australian native botanicals with Brookies Gin, the top five G&T trends for summer, or explore a G&T and food pairing session with Tanqueray. Simply enter promo code MASTER4TOO when you book online.

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High Performance Packing Tape
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High Performance Packing Tape

You don’t need a lot of fancy props to put on a good show. One show coming to the Sydney Opera House’s UnWrapped festival is really leaning into that less is more ethos, creating a dynamic show with little more than office supplies. High Performance Packing Tape is a one-man show where performer Lee Wilson takes the most mundane everyday objects (think rubber bands, cardboard boxes, balloons and the titular packing tape) and uses them to transform the stage into an obstacle course. This is physical theatre at its most nail-biting, with Wilson’s performances testing the limits of human endurance and ability.  Watch in wonder as High Performance Packing Tape has Wilson clamber up and down towers of cardboard boxes, dangle upside down using just ordinary packing tape and hope that regular party balloons will break your fall should you slip. Watching High Performance Packing Tape is an endurance exercise in itself, with audiences kept teetering on the edge of their seats for the full 70-minute show – look away at your own peril.  High Performance Packing Tape was created by Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters performance company, Branch Nebula. The show was originally commissioned by Performance Space for Liveworks 2018 and guests can expect the same level of high-energy antics that amazed audiences then. Sydney Opera House is hosting High Performance Packing Tape for five shows, starting Wednesday September 18. Tickets are available now.

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Earn a free night's accommodation at these five hotels
Travel Earn a free night's accommodation at these five hotels

Choosing a holiday destination isn’t simple – there’s a lot to think about from accommodation to activities and everything in between. IHG Rewards Club is all about helping to take a little of the indecision out of the equation by offering IHG Reward Club Members a free night’s stay when you stay a minimum of two consecutive nights in select Crowne Plaza and Voco hotels in some gorgeous and easy-to-reach destinations. Frequent holiday-goers and corporate travellers can earn a free night across the promotion period for every two night stay – meaning a long weekend courtesy of IHG is just around the corner. Plus, for those who like to bank their stays, guests have until December 2020 to redeem it. Be it for business or pleasure, a planned getaway or a spur-of-the-moment booking, these are the top spots to head to. Check out our list below and get planning your long weekend or mini summer break ASAP.  Not an IHG Rewards Club Member? Join now.Free night terms and conditions can be found here. Free nights can be redeemed from October 2019 to December 15, 2020.

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The Flaming Lips
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The Flaming Lips

In 1999, the Oklahoma odd-balls known as the Flaming Lips released their ninth studio album The Soft Bulletin. It was branded by NME as Album of the Year at the time, and it’s considered the psychedelic rock group’s breakthrough success with singles ‘Waitin’ for a Superman’ and ‘Race for the Prize’ that have positioned them as leaders in the prog-rock genre. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of The Soft Bulletin, the Lips are bringing their elaborate, technicolour party to the Opera House for two nights in September and October. They’ll be performing the album that channelled all their weirdness with their signature wild stage presence – including props, costumes and confetti cannons. This will be their Sydney Opera House debut and tickets are expected to move quickly when they’re released on Friday June 7.

A Time Out editor’s perfect day in Sydney
Things to do A Time Out editor’s perfect day in Sydney

Here at Time Out, we pride ourselves on our deep understanding of the glistening harbour gem that is Sydney. We’ve traversed her winding (and sometimes impossible to navigate) roads to investigate every fabulous corner of this city. Across our intrepid urban adventures, we’ve found stunning walks, cascading waterfalls, incredible restaurants, the freshest theatre shows, and all of the ‘so Sydney’ bucket list activities you simply must do at least once in you life.  To give you a little peep into our day-to-day, we took a city-based road trip to fill a day with our favourite Sydney activities. Helping us get from A to B and back again was the Subaru Impreza. The All-Wheel Drive Subaru Impreza has enough leg room so you can stretch out after a hike, but is compact enough to zip through Sydney’s spaghetti-bowl streets, using the in-built satellite navigation to find your way. We were never bored stuck in traffic, because Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connected our phones seamlessly to the car and kept us connected to the outside world while on the go (and were chargeable using the car’s multiple USB ports). And the reverse camera and Reverse Auto Braking on selected models came in handy when squeezing into tight parking spaces close to our favourite hotspots. If you love Sydney as much as us, follow this fab itinerary for a day-long Sydney adventure road trip.  Photograph: Anna Kucera

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