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These are the 48 best cities in the world
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Our guide to the Sydney Comedy Festival
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Sydney rated the tenth worst city in the world
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The best things to do this week

Jess and Joe Forever review
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Jess and Joe Forever review

Friendship is everything in this beautifully-realised independent production

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

This warehouse house plant party is focusing on greenery that your cats and dogs can enjoy, too

Russian Transport review
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Russian Transport review

This American play about a Russian-Jewish family in Brooklyn is packed with dark humour

Every Brilliant Thing review
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Every Brilliant Thing review

Kate Mulvany stars in this smash hit solo play at Belvoir

Garth Knight: Tension (Between Being Constrained and Being Connected)
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Garth Knight: Tension (Between Being Constrained and Being Connected)

The rope bondage artist is showcasing a series of striking works in this exhibition

Spamalot review
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Spamalot review

The team at Hayes Theatre give their all to Monty Python's musical spoof – but it doesn't quite hit the mark

Vissla Sydney Surf Pro
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Vissla Sydney Surf Pro

Watch world-class surfers tackle Manly’s swell and party in between sets

The Drop
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The Drop

This fresh seaside music festival celebrates surfing and local sounds

Lights on Later
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Lights on Later

Spend Wednesdays up late and arty at the MCA

Art After Hours
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Art After Hours

Head to AGNSW after work on Wednesdays for free films, live music, art lectures and celebrity talks

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Latest news stories

Why was Sydney rated the tenth worst city in the world, and what can we do about it?

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Why was Sydney rated the tenth worst city in the world, and what can we do about it?
Here are the 11 most exciting things on at this year's Vivid Sydney

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Here are the 11 most exciting things on at this year's Vivid Sydney
You can now sleep in this cute, historic cottage in Nielsen Park

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You can now sleep in this cute, historic cottage in Nielsen Park
Belles Hot Chicken is serving a limited edition chicken katsu sandwich

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Belles Hot Chicken is serving a limited edition chicken katsu sandwich
Sydney’s first dedicated Lego store is opening this week

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Sydney’s first dedicated Lego store is opening this week
Sydney Writers’ Festival's artistic director gives us two thrilling reads ahead of this year’s event

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Sydney Writers’ Festival's artistic director gives us two thrilling reads ahead of this year’s event
An IKEA tiny home is popping up at Bondi Beach

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An IKEA tiny home is popping up at Bondi Beach
Now there’s a crowdfunding campaign to save Sydney’s nightlife

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Now there’s a crowdfunding campaign to save Sydney’s nightlife
This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival is all about the lies we tell

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This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival is all about the lies we tell
You can see Opera Australia's epic West Side Story for just $45

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You can see Opera Australia's epic West Side Story for just $45
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Competitions and announcements

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

Our autumn issue will be available from March 14-15. 

Win the ultimate golf day out at Moore Park Golf
Things to do Win the ultimate golf day out at Moore Park Golf

Sundays are meant to be enjoyed and what better way than with a little golf?

Win your unconventional mum a dinner-and-show package at the Birdcage
Things to do Win your unconventional mum a dinner-and-show package at the Birdcage

The Birdcage Sydney at Whirly Bird in Pyrmont is a weekly Saturday night dinner and burlesque show.

Win a VIP holiday experience at Café del Mar Bali
Travel Win a VIP holiday experience at Café del Mar Bali

Café del Mar is launching in Bali mid-2019, and you have the chance to experience it like a VIP at their Grand Opening event

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

Every dog loves a trip to the beach. 

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. 

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

Ensure your evenings never run dry.

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 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 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.

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

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

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 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 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

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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Put Oxfam Trailwalker on your Sydney bucket list
Things to do Put Oxfam Trailwalker on your Sydney bucket list

This epic challenge invites bold hikers to band together and journey through 100km of bushland to support communities around the world who are living below the poverty line. To be part of Oxfam Trailwalker, a global phenomenon, you’ll need to rally three of your most fearless friends to join you on the trail. Photograph: Supplied It’s not a relay, but rather a team effort where you’ll gather strength from your friends as you help each other reach the finish line. The aim is to complete the 100km trail in 48 hours, so prepare for some intense bonding moments. If your team wants to test the waters, you can trial the Sydney trail with the 50km stint that can be conquered in 24 hours. Most importantly, you’ll be raising funds as a team. You’ll need to raise $1,600 to participate in the event, which will go towards Oxfam’s programs around the world. So far, those who’ve tackled Oxfam Trailwalker have contributed $100 million towards Oxfam’s work finding practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Photograph: Supplied You’ll be venturing through some incredible scenery as you follow the trail. The Sydney walk starts within the small township of Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River. You’ll quickly reach glistening views of Parsley Bay before you approach the gumtree canopy of the Great Northern Walk and on through the northern reaches of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Berowra Valley. The 50km trek starts when you reach Bobbin Head, whic

Sokyo Sunday Sessions
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Sokyo Sunday Sessions

Sunday afternoon often has a bittersweet note, but rather than worrying about the looming nine-to-five, Sokyo Lounge is inviting you to an afternoon of relaxation and cocktails for their weekly Sunday Sessions. Sokyo will be shaking, stirring, whipping and pouring their fabulous cocktails for $10-$12 throughout the afternoon. You can try a Sokyo Negroni with gin, Campari, sweet vermouth and orange blossom water, or a Sokyo Americano which pairs Campari with Martini Rosso, grapefruit, agave and soda. For something sweeter, there’s the Nashi Pear Mule with ginger beer, vodka and its namesake crunchy pear or there’s the punchy Yuzu Margarita with El Jimador tequila, yuzu, lime and a hint of honey. It all kicks off at 4pm where guests will be greeted with plenty of chilled out vibes thanks to dancefloor dominator DJ Sasha Moon. You’ll also be able to order food from the much-loved à la carte menu if you’re feeling peckish. Entry is free and all you have to do is pop in from 4-7pm every Sunday to get amongst it. Find out all the nitty-gritty on Sokyo’s website here.

Thrones! The Musical Parody
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Thrones! The Musical Parody

The night is dark, and full of... jazz hands. A far cry from Westeros’s blood-soaked wedding venues and questionable leadership choices, Thrones! The Musical Parody is a retelling of the epic story you know in a tone you don’t. It follows a group of Game of Thrones fans as they attempt to cheer up their friend, Linda  (the only one among them who hasn’t seen the show) in the wake of her divorce by re-enacting all eight seasons – yup, it will include the final one! Shenanigans unfold as the group works through the overarching story and a cast of over 40 characters, singing catchy original showtunes with titles including ‘Stabbin'’, 'Hold the Door' and ‘You Know Nothing’. The show arrives brandishing five-star reviews from the Edinburgh Festival, where it has played for four consecutive years. It will premiere in Sydney on Wednesday, June 5 at the Playhouse and run for three weeks.  Luckily, you don't have to pay the iron price – tickets start at $45 per person plus an $8.50 booking fee. Book yours on the Sydney Opera House website.

Judith Lucy Vs Men
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Judith Lucy Vs Men

There's a dilemma at the centre of Judith Lucy's show: should she continue to date men, despite her horrifying record, or, at 50, should she “hang up her vagina for good?” After a sell-out run in the Playhouse during February, she is returning for a final show in the Concert Hall On March 22. And you’ll be given the rare opportunity to have a hand in the fate of the popular comedian’s future romantic forays. “Because I have been doing this ridiculous job for so damn long, I’m in this really lucky position where some people have been coming to see me for a long time, and they know what’s going on in my life. And you know what? I want their input,” she says. So at the end of each show – after recounting her various relationships with men, well-worn stereotypes and her own desires, – Lucy will be asking audiences to vote on whether or not she should keep dating. Judith Lucy Vs Men is her first solo show since the Helpmann Award-winning Ask No Questions of the Moth in 2015, which you may have also caught on Stan in their One Night Stan series. If you managed to nab a ticket to her 2017 show with friend Denise Scott, you’ll know exactly why they’ve rightfully earned the People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. This show will be no less of a good time and its return to the Sydney Opera House is for one-night only. Head along if you're a fan of her trademark hilariously droll style – or even if you're not and just want to hold her future happiness in your hands.

Man of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute to the Music from O Brother Where Art Thou?
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Man of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute to the Music from O Brother Where Art Thou?

The Grammy-winning songs from the Coen Brothers’ modern classic movie O Brother Where Art Thou? will be played live at the City Recital Hall on Saturday, March 23. If you’ve been lacking a bit of banjo, fiddle or washboard in your life, this will be the perfect night out, and it comes with a line-up of local and award-winning blues and grassroots acts. Golden Guitar-nominated seven-piece the Morrisons will be joined by ARIA-award winners All Our Exes Live in Texas, alternative acoustic local duo Diamond Duck, musical-comedian Luke Escombe and Canadian-born musician Brian Campeau. Comedian and ABC mainstay Tommy Dean will be on hosting duties. The venue is famous for perfect acoustics, so you're in for an aural treat with this performance of the bluegrass, country, gospel, blues and folk music from the film.  Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss the chance to see this joyous and passionate collaboration, part of City Recital Hall’s 2019 season. Standard tickets range from $45-$55 and concession from $40-$50, with a discount for City Recital Hall members. Under thirties are lucky enough to get away with admission for $40, not including transaction fees.

The Miser
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The Miser

Any Australian theatre geek worth their salt knows Bell Shakespeare. Its productions of the theatre world’s classics are renowned, and this March it's putting on the hilarious comedy of manners by French playwright, Molière, The Miser. First performed in 1668, The Miser follows the story of Harpagon, a tight-fisted and money-hungry man who loves cash more than he loves his own children. He’ll do anything to hold on to every last penny in his possession, and when Harpagon sets his sights on an inappropriately young woman (who is herself interested in Harpagon’s son) hilarity and antics ensue. If this hasn’t sold you already then you may be interested to know that the production team includes director Peter Evans, Bell Shakespeare’s founder and actor, John Bell; as well as a cast of seasoned veterans including Michelle Doake, Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Elizabeth Nabben, Sean O’Shea, Jamie Oxenbould, Russel Smith, Damien Strouthos and Jessica Tovey. This version of the play has been translated by the celebrated playwright Justin Fleming, earning the already funny premise a delightful Australian twang. The production will be housed at the Sydney Opera House, opening March 2 and running for a little over a month as it closes on April 6 before heading to Canberra and Melbourne. Book your tickets at the Bell Shakespeare website. But be quick, this show is a barrell of laughs and is bound to sell out quick.

Four winter getaways that will help you afford your spring getaway
Travel Four winter getaways that will help you afford your spring getaway

Everyone knows the best rewards are the ones you get by doing the things you love, right? Well here’s something for those of you with a bit of wanderlust. When you book a stay at one of over 200,000 hotels worldwide with Qantas Hotels, you'll get rewarded with Qantas Points for every dollar you spend.  If you’re not familiar with Qantas Hotels, don't fear. It’s a hotels booking platform with the added benefit of earning coveted Qantas Points on your bookings. What's more, they even have a price match guarantee so you won't have to worry about paying more for your stay*. Here’s the deal: you’ll earn three Qantas Points per A$1 spent on the site. Those points can then be put towards your next stay, so you’ll be paying less, which means you can go away sooner**. Earning those extra points is also a super compelling reason to plan your next getaway, right? Sounds pretty peachy to us. Below we’ve selected four very appealing accommodation options you could go on with Qantas Hotels.

How Cities Work
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How Cities Work

If your little roadrunners have a fascination with the concrete jungle around them, you can blow their minds with architectural and urban design facts at How Cities Work. This exhibition at the Museum of Sydney will showcase everything from the city's green spaces to the secret underground world of sewers in the belly of the city. It’s the world premiere of this family-friendly exhibit, which is based on the popular Lonely Planet children's book of the same name, written by Jen Feroze and illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock, who’s collaborated with Sydney Living Museums to create this exciting exhibition. This is one exhibition where you're allowed to, and are even encouraged to, touch the exhibits. Kids can take what they’ve learnt off the pages and get to know the city even better through a series of interactive, tactile experiences. They’ll be poking through buildings, wandering around city streets like Godzilla among the skyscaper miniatures and exploring the underground without leaving the museum. This thriving metropolis will be on show from December 15, 2018 until July 21, 2019. Entry is free for Sydney Living Museums members and kids under the age of five.

Win a trip to Jamaica with Red Stripe
Bars Win a trip to Jamaica with Red Stripe

Red Stripe is a smooth, full bodied amber lager from the sandy beaches of Jamaica where it was first brewed, over 90 years ago. Named after the red stripe that used to run down Jamaican police uniforms, Red Stripe is an unpretentious drop that goes down nice’n’easy. Fans of the beer have the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Jamaica in July 2019. The prize includes return economy flights, hotel accommodation in Montego Bay, and daily activities. To win one of two trips for two people, simply purchase a Red Stripe from a participating venue, take a creative photo with the Red Stripe promotional coaster that you’ll receive with your purchase, and post it to Instagram, tagging #RedStripeAus and the venue where you bought your Red Stripe. Remember to have your Instagram set to public. The two most creative posts will win. The competition is open from February 1 to May 19, 2019. The prize trip must be taken on July 17-21, 2019, and cannot be changed, transferred or redeemed for cash. Go here for more information and terms and conditions. So, where can you enjoy Red Stripe and get that promotional coaster? Here's the list:  Rosie Campbell'sA Caribbean-themed bar that gets the holiday vibes pitch perfect, they're bringing the island vibes to Surry Hills. Grab a cocktail or a round of Red Stripe lager and a juicy chicken thigh with a spicy, fragrant jerk crust.   The AnchorIt’s a salty crowd at Bondi’s nautical hideaway. The tanned and the beautiful will be sha

Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap
Bars Time Out Bar Awards 2019: recap

Five hundred party-ready people packed into Oxford Art Factory on a Sunday afternoon to toast the best in the hospitality business.  Hosted by the the Chaser’s own Julian Morrow, the event saw 11 awards given out across a range of categories. Guests were treated to delicious drinks, great food, sweet tunes from DJ Mowgli May, a live set from Rainbow Chan, plus a copy of the new Time Out Bar Awards issue to take home at the end of the night. Attendees were also in the running to take home their very own crystal glassware from Waterford simply by taking a snap with the Mobsta crew in the Waterford area. The snack game was strong thanks to the fried-chicken kings at Butter. People were sipping on free-flowing Kahlua Espresso Martinis on tap, Malibu Piña Coladas, Altos Tequila cocktails, beers, and a bespoke cocktail from Perrier. As if that wasn't enough they also got to sample Riot Wines’ wine in a can from McLaren Vale, Mismatch Brewing Co beers, and ciders from Hills Cider Co. So who emerged victorious in the 2019 Time Out Bar Awards?Fresh-faced CBD cocktail bar Old Mate’s Place was named Bar of the Year, in addition to taking home the gong for Best New Bar, because there’s not much Sydneysiders like more than a rooftop for summer drinking. The Best Cocktail Bar award went to Bulletin Place, a venue with so much creative prowess the menu changes daily – that’s a lot of cocktail recipes over six years of service. Bulletin Place manager Evan Stroeve went home with the Barte

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