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A1 & Friends Kiwi Clambake with Morgan McGlone
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A1 & Friends Kiwi Clambake with Morgan McGlone

The brains behind Belles Hot Chicken and A1 Canteen are teaming up for a Kiwi Clambake

West Side Story review
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West Side Story review

Leonard Bernstein's beloved all-singing, all-dancing New York masterpiece is back at the Opera House

Suitcase Rummage
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Suitcase Rummage

Pack up your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile at this mini community market

Rainbow's End review
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Rainbow's End review

Jane Harrison's inspiring and funny play about an Indigenous family in the 1950s hits most of the right notes

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

See the natural world in all its harsh and glorious beauty at this photography exhibition

IQ2 Debate: Democracy Is Failing the People
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IQ2 Debate: Democracy Is Failing the People

Come along for an evening discussion about the state of Australian politics

Tramsheds Growers Markets
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Tramsheds Growers Markets

Find farm-fresh produce every weekend

Life of Galileo review
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Life of Galileo review

This play about a scientist who changed the world – and suffered the consequences – is shockingly relevant

MCA Artbar
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MCA Artbar

Stay up late and party like/with an artist at the MCA's up late social

Paper Daisy Display at Australian Botanic Garden
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Paper Daisy Display at Australian Botanic Garden

There’s a huge, beautiful display of wild Western Australian paper daisies

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Griffin is celebrating the 50th birthday of its historic theatre in 2020

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Griffin is celebrating the 50th birthday of its historic theatre in 2020
Top design writer Stephen Todd is the new creative director of Sydney Design Week

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Top design writer Stephen Todd is the new creative director of Sydney Design Week
Opera Australia is staging four musicals in its 2020 season

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Opera Australia is staging four musicals in its 2020 season
Very posh glamping is returning to one of the world’s largest gardens

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Very posh glamping is returning to one of the world’s largest gardens
Seven reasons to go to the Time Out Food Awards 2019

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Seven reasons to go to the Time Out Food Awards 2019
Score $10 tinned cocktails and bargain cheeses at two new happy hours

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Score $10 tinned cocktails and bargain cheeses at two new happy hours
Redfern's favourite ramen joint is ladling out a limited birthday menu

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Redfern's favourite ramen joint is ladling out a limited birthday menu
Things you only know if you’re Guide Dog puppy raisers

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Things you only know if you’re Guide Dog puppy raisers
Is Solange coming back to the Opera House?

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Is Solange coming back to the Opera House?
Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone is starring in STC's Beauty Queen

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Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone is starring in STC's Beauty Queen
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Competitions and announcements

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?

Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards
Restaurants Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards

By Time Out in partnership with Google For the Time Out Food Awards 2019, we are partnering with Google to discover unique dishes in our neighbourhoods. We searched far and wide to find some awesome local heroes doing great things worth searching for. The People’s Choice: Signature Searches award invites Time Out readers to discover and try these amazing eats, with the chance to win tickets to the big Time Out Food Awards event in September and more.   Here’s what involved. Step one: Read all about Google Signature Searches here. Step two: Try them!  Step three: Vote for your favourite and have your say, tagging #foundongoogle Vote now Further event details can be found here.      In association with 

Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Sydney: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At Bopp and Tone on Monday September 9, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google – stay tuned for details.  Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.      In association with 

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

Win a double pass to a glassware masterclass with Waterford Crystal
Things to do Win a double pass to a glassware masterclass with Waterford Crystal

Learn what glasses work best with drinks from a pro-glass blower

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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.

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. 

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

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

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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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Forks at the ready, Sydney: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At Bopp and Tone on Monday September 9, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google. Make sure you read our guide to unique eats in Sydney, try them all, and get voting for your fave Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.  // var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '64954853716', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-64954853716', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided onOrderComplete: exampl

Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards
Restaurants Vote for unique eats in Time Out’s Food Awards

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15 Sydney restaurants where you can be rewarded just for eating
Restaurants 15 Sydney restaurants where you can be rewarded just for eating

With fabulous restaurants hailing from every corner of the globe, eating in our fair city is a reward in itself. But what if you could be rewarded just for visiting the restaurants and cafés you already love, ensuring you always get more bang for your buck on your next food adventure? Liven is a nifty mobile wallet and payment app that gives you access to a whole new world of restaurant rewards. Pay and earn at over 1,000 restaurants that already include dining institutions such as Messina, Din Tai Fung, Dodee Paidang and more. When you dine using the Liven app, you accrue a universal digital currency called ‘LVN’ that can go towards your next feast. LVN can be spent at any partner restaurant, sent to your friends within the Liven app, or donated to charity. All you need to do is enjoy your meal and pay with one simple click and earn instantly. To start eating your way toward the rewards, just search for your favourite restaurant on the Liven app, enjoy a fabulous meal and pay using Liven. To make life even easier, we’ve picked out some winners you can visit right away in Sydney. Download the Liven app now and start eating and earning.  Liven’s also slinging out $100,000 worth of food and prizes. Dine with Liven and go into the running to win a month’s free of your food faves – burgers, gelato, laksa – food-themed swag bags, and more. Every $10 spent counts as an entry, and you can earn double entries by eating at any of hundreds of Tim

This DIY pop-up Magnum store has opened in Westfield Sydney
Things to do This DIY pop-up Magnum store has opened in Westfield Sydney

If you’ve been forgoing icy cold desserts for more warming winter treats, now is the time to get serious about your frozen treats, because the Magnum Pleasure Store (it’s not as raunchy as it sounds) is only open for three more weeks. It’s a pop-up dessert factory that lets you choose your own adventure through the world of ice cream. You’ll get to craft a Magnum tailored to your own tastes, from the smooth chocolate coating that this treat is so well known for, right up to the topping where you can choose experimental flavours like Persian fairy floss, rose petals, crisp strawberry pearls and more Want to know how it works before you visit so you can plan out the perfect stick of ice cream? You start with the base coat: choose from a creamy milk chocolate layer, a bitey dark choc casing, a smooth white choccy suit of armour, or a double dipped milk and white choc combo. Then, get serious about the toppings. Your $10 treat includes three toppings (additional sprinklings cost $1) with a choice of familiar ice cream extras like almonds, brownie chunks, crushed honeycomb and chocolate flakes, plus more unusual toppings like edible gold flakes, rose petals and fairy floss. Finish it with yet more chocolate drizzled over the top and you’re sorted. You can become a dessert chef and try these exciting flavours at the Magnum pop-up shop on level two of Westfield Sydney until September 7. 

Josh Thomas: Whoopsie Daisy
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Josh Thomas: Whoopsie Daisy

Long before Josh Thomas was Australia's TV comedy wunderkind with his internationally renowned Please Like Me, he was an Australian stand-up wunderkind. He won the prestigious Raw Comedy Competition and toured a bunch of sold-out stand-up shows. But since Please Like Me brought one of our homegrown favourites to the world's attention (he's got a new show in the works) Thomas hasn't had much time for the stage. In fact, it's been six long years since his last stand-up show, Douchebag in 2013. Thomas announced plans to tour a new show around Australia earlier this year, writing on Facebook that he was nervous about his return but has a lot to say. The new show, called Whoopsie Daisy is kicking off with some try-out shows in Brunswick Heads in October before touring capital cities in November. He'll be at the Enmore Theatre on November 3 and will do a show at The Concourse in Chatswood on November 15.  Tickets for all shows are on sale Friday August 16 at 9am.

Antidote
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Antidote

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie, American historian and Holocaust expert Deborah Lipstadt and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson are all speaking at the next Antidote – a festival of ideas, action and change. This year’s festival will include solo talks, panels and workshops that respond to our world today, offering practical solutions as well as a chance to figure out where we’re going in terms of press freedom, data privacy, creative freedoms and the weaponisation of social media. You can hear from Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa, New Yorker staff writer Steve Coll, Russian journalist Irina Borogan, and co-founder of Mada Masr, Lina Attalah in one panel talk called ‘My Crime is Journalism’. There’s also the lighter hearted ‘Because Self Care’, in which you’ll hear from Junkee entertainment editor Patrick Lenton, Guardian journalist Brigid Delaney and Broadly editor Zing Tsjeng talk about the rise of cultural escapism. The line-up also includes Irish journalist and Brexit commentator Fintan O’Toole and North Korea’s former Deputy Ambassador to the United Kingdom turned defector, Thae Yong-ho. For the first time in 2019, Antidote is partnering with the recently established Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas. Read our interview with Antidote festival director Dr Edwina Throsby about this year’s line-up.

Café del Mar is bringing Ibiza to Bali with a sprawling new beach club
Hotels Café del Mar is bringing Ibiza to Bali with a sprawling new beach club

Part Bali, part Ibiza and all luxury, Café del Mar Bali is the only reason you need to book your next holiday. Café del Mar is opening up its luxe new location in Canggu, Bali this September. This two-level club by the beach features ocean views, cocktail bars (including a lush swim-up bar), a world-class AV set-up primed for outdoor concerts, VIP cabanas, and a restaurant. Oh, and did we mention the 700 square metre infinity pool? Swim through crystal clear waters that melt into the sky, while you soak up the Bali sunset and sip cocktails under the tropical sun.  Speaking of announcements, the restaurant’s food promises to be a blend of the Mediterranean flavours Café del Mar is known for with delicious nods to local Indonesian cuisine under the direction of its just announced executive chef team. Lead by Australian Justin Dingle-Garciyya in the executive chef top spot, the team will be serving up his signature simple food with bombastic flavours. Café del Mar is the crew responsible for 15 luxe locations around the world and a chill house music label. The latest iteration in Bali promises to bring you the perfect blend of Café del Mar's Ibizan vibe and local culture, playing on Bali's growing music scene. Café del Mar's newly appointed musical director Rodd Richards will bring his expertise from over twenty years in the biz (including working with heavyweights like Boy George, Basement Jaxx, and Chicane) and ensure that the venue regularly stages some of the world's

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