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The Nose
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The Nose

Barrie Kosky returns to Opera Australia after a 19-year hiatus, with his playful take on Shostakovich’s absurdist 1930 opera

Lethal Indifference
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Lethal Indifference

Please Like Me's Emily Barclay stars in this one-woman play tackling family violence and our complicity

Frenchies Feast
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Frenchies Feast

Ever wanted to go to a bottomless beer dinner?

Strangers in Between
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Strangers in Between

Simon Burke stars in this home-grown drama by the playwright behind Holding the Man

Single Asian Female
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Single Asian Female

Michelle Law's comedy, about a family of Chinese women living in the Sunshine Coast suburbs, makes its Sydney debut

Top Girls
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Top Girls

Caryl Churchill's provocative modern classic returns to smash the glass ceiling all over again

Mamma Mia! The Musical
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Mamma Mia! The Musical

When all is said and done, this production of the ABBA jukebox musical doesn’t quite lay all its love on you

Metamorphoses
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Metamorphoses

The gods come to life in a shimmering pool of water at the Old Fitz

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Tickets are out for Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2018
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Tickets are out for Time Out Sydney Bar Awards 2018

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Win a fashion or foodie weekend away in Melbourne this March
Travel Win a fashion or foodie weekend away in Melbourne this March

Melbourne in autumn is packed with festivals and events – so much so that you could arrive in the city any day of the season and find something to do that's right up your alley. But if you're particularly passionate about fab fashion or fine food (and really, who isn't?) then we think you'll want to know about the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Thanks to Visit Victoria, there are two weekend getaways up for grabs, one for foodies and one for fashionistas. Fashionistas For the style stars your weekend away includes two tickets to a Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway show, a personal styling session from Design A Space, a dining experience at chic on-water bar Arbory Afloat, brunch at Insta-worthy café Higher Ground, cocktails at the Rum Diary Bar, dinner from Argentinian grillers Palermo plus accommodation and flights. Foodies Spend all day dreaming about your next meal? The foodie weekend getaway will have you and a friend sitting at the (very long) table at Bank of Melbourne's World’s Longest Lunch as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Bring your comfy pants as you’ll also be eating at San Telmo (the people’s choice for restaurant of the year), the sleek Rice Paper Sister, enjoying brunch at Pickett's Deli, having cocktails at Beneath Driver Lane and taking a chocolate tour at bean to bar chocolate shop Ratio Cocoa Roasters (with a hamper thrown in for good measure). Flights and accommodati

Win opening night tickets and spending money to The Other Art Fair Sydney
Art Win opening night tickets and spending money to The Other Art Fair Sydney

There’s a reason the ‘struggling artist’ trope exists. It’s hard for early-career artists to get eyes on their work – and that makes it hard for audiences to find them. Enter The Other Art Fair, an exhibition bridging the gap between new artists looking for exposure and audiences looking for the next big thing. The 2018 Other Art Fair for Sydney is on at the Australian Technology Park from Thursday March 22 to Sunday March 25 and to kick things off we’ve got a prize pack to giveaway. Included in the prize are two tickets to The Other Art Fair opening night, a $50 drinks voucher and $500 spending money (yes, really!). Find out more by visiting The Other Art Fair website. You’ve got until Tuesday March 20 to enter and the prize must be redeemed during The Other Art Fair Sydney March 22 to March 25. Fill out my online form. // var z5rfpsh0hbf730;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userName':'timeoutlondon', 'formHash':'z5rfpsh0hbf730', 'autoResize':true, 'height':'1073', 'async':true, 'host':'wufoo.eu', 'header':'show', 'ssl':true}; s.src = ('https:' == d.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'www.wufoo.eu/scripts/embed/form.js'; s.onload = s.onreadystatechange = function() { var rs = this.readyState; if (rs) if (rs != 'complete') if (rs != 'loaded') return; try { z5rfpsh0hbf730 = new WufooForm();z5rfpsh0hbf730.initialize(options);z5rfpsh0hbf730.display(); } catch (e) {}}; var scr = d.getElementsByTagName(t)[0], par = scr.pare

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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 waterfalls in Sydney and NSW
Attractions The best waterfalls in Sydney and NSW

Load up the picnic basket and take a road trip to find these cascading falls around Sydney.

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

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

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

Take a day trip to one of these ten landmarks surrounded by water and see Sydney from another perspective.

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 to discover Sydney from a new angle.

The best museums in Sydney
Museums The best museums in Sydney

Uncover stories about the people who’ve made this city what it is today, its natural history and the science, design and innovation.

The best clubs in Sydney
Nightlife 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.

The best cinemas in Sydney
Film 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 art galleries in Sydney
Art The best art galleries in Sydney

Sydney is busting at the seams with great art – the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art, White Rabbit and many more.

Outdoor drinking and dining
Bars Outdoor drinking and dining

All year round there are beer gardens to visit, rooftops to summit, and waterfront bars to kick back in.

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Neighbourhood guides

Parramatta
Parramatta

Soon to be one of the most populated areas in Sydney, Parramatta's food and drink scene is on the rise

Fairfield
Fairfield

Flavours dominate this multicultural hub in Western Sydney

Bondi
Bondi

The beachside 'burb has beautiful cafés, progressive dining and shopping laneways

Penrith
Penrith

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

Petersham
Petersham

Sydney’s ‘Little Portugal’ your first port of call for a sweet, flaky loaf of goodness

Newtown
Newtown

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

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