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Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary
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Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary

They’ve been there for us for a quarter century, and it’s time to celebrate the TV gem that is Friends at this anniversary screening

Halloween Scarefest
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Halloween Scarefest

There's spooky fun for the whole family at Penrith's one-night-only Halloween wonderland

Free Halloween Workshop
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Free Halloween Workshop

Get your little one ready for Halloween with some creepy crafts

Sophisticats International Regional Show
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Sophisticats International Regional Show

Calling out to all cat lovers! A purrrfect pedigree cat show is taking place in Sydney

Deadhouse: Tales of Sydney Morgue for Halloween
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Deadhouse: Tales of Sydney Morgue for Halloween

Experience true crime stories from Sydney’s dark past under the city this Halloween

Billy Elliot the Musical review
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Billy Elliot the Musical review

Our favourite ballet boy is pirouetting back onto the Sydney stage

Rosaline review
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Rosaline review

Shakespeare's most enduring romance gets a rethink in this new play

Spooky Karaoke at the Royal Leichhardt
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Spooky Karaoke at the Royal Leichhardt

Get ready to scream-sing all night long at this spooky evening of karaoke carnage

The Wizard’s Cauldron
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The Wizard’s Cauldron

Join the potions class at this magical pop-up in Surry Hills

Fangirls review
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Fangirls review

Pop superfans are celebrated in Belvoir's sparkly musical about a young girl and her obsession

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Latest news stories

You can rent the entire Harbour Bridge and then have a ten-course meal at Quay

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You can rent the entire Harbour Bridge and then have a ten-course meal at Quay
A new exhibition of more than 100 Matisse paintings is coming to Sydney

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A new exhibition of more than 100 Matisse paintings is coming to Sydney
Sydney has just won the bid to host World Pride

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Sydney has just won the bid to host World Pride
Night Noodle Markets will be banned in Hyde Park from 2020

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Night Noodle Markets will be banned in Hyde Park from 2020
Work out your daddy issues at this immersive live show

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Work out your daddy issues at this immersive live show
Time Out hosted Sydney's first pisco cocktail competiton – here's who won

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Time Out hosted Sydney's first pisco cocktail competiton – here's who won
Visit quirky Sydney stalls at Australia’s biggest garage sale this weekend

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Visit quirky Sydney stalls at Australia’s biggest garage sale this weekend
Pig on a Spit Sundays are coming to a much-loved Waterloo pub this summer

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Pig on a Spit Sundays are coming to a much-loved Waterloo pub this summer
You can get unlimited free falafel and pita in Waverley today and tomorrow

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You can get unlimited free falafel and pita in Waverley today and tomorrow
A  kaleidoscopic 100-metre art installation is taking over Carriageworks

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A kaleidoscopic 100-metre art installation is taking over Carriageworks
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From our critics

Judy ★★★
Film Judy ★★★

Renee Zellweger steps into Judy Garland's ruby slippers

Little Felix ★★★★
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Little Felix ★★★★

A petite cocktail parlour making all the right moves

Fangirls ★★★★
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Fangirls ★★★★

This new musical is for the teen in all of us

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Read our latest theatre reviews

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Read our latest film reviews

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Competitions and announcements

Tell us what you think of Google for the chance to dine on us
Things to do Tell us what you think of Google for the chance to dine on us

Time Out is giving away vouchers for you to dine at our Sydney Signature Searches venues, all you have to do is answer a few questions. Just tell us how you use Google and what you think of our recent #foundongoogle campaign. Take this short survey to enter the draw for your chance to have a feast on us at Buffalo Dining Club, Fika Swedish Kitchen, Circa Espresso, Rising Sun Workshop and Cafe Oratnek. // (function(t,e,s,n){var o,a,c;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(n)||(o=e.getElementsByTagName(s),a=o[o.length-1],c=e.createElement(s),c.type="text/javascript",c.async=!0,c.id=n,c.src=["https:"===location.protocol?"https://":"http://","widget.surveymonkey.com/collect/website/js/tRaiETqnLgj758hTBazgd9NxKf_2BhnTfDFrN34n_2BjT1LTkHQnIeufWDGk_2BwVuFtj8.js"].join(""),a.parentNode.insertBefore(c,a))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk"); // Create your own user feedback survey

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Real Festival
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Real Festival

Penrith's annual festival brings art, performance, food trucks and workshops to the banks of the Nepean River

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Head to Sydney for the AACTA Awards
Film Head to Sydney for the AACTA Awards

Here's how you can be a part of the celebration of cinema at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards

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Win a night out at new Sydney bar Cuckoo for you and three mates
Things to do Win a night out at new Sydney bar Cuckoo for you and three mates

Newtown's newest bar, Cuckoo is giving away a $500 voucher so you and your crew can wine and dine

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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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Try the new Absolut Elyx cocktail menu at Henry Deane
Bars Try the new Absolut Elyx cocktail menu at Henry Deane

Sunset drinks at this luxe rooftop bar have never looked better

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Win a progressive dinner experience at four restaurants perfect for group outings
Things to do Win a progressive dinner experience at four restaurants perfect for group outings

The season for end-of-year catch-ups and Christmas parties is just around the corner, but if you're looking for a spot to get together with your mates, start with the Parlour Group restaurants in Sydney. Today, Parlour Group consists of four venues: Riley Street Garage in Woolloomooloo combines drinking and quality dining brilliantly with a huge island bar; Rosebery's Stanton and Co will have you dining in a setting of warehouse chic; Surly's in Surry Hills is for when you're after spicy Bloody Caesar cocktails with your BBQ and burgers; and The Village Inn is the neighbourhood favourite in Paddo, where pub classics don’t compromise on quality local produce. These restaurants may offer cuisines ranging from modern Japanese to American barbecue, but they have a lot in common too: they’re all housed in beautiful heritage buildings with oodles of charm; they are all great places to drink as well as to eat; they all offer a warm welcome to everyone; and – hallelujah! – they take bookings. Lucky for you, Time Out and Parlour Group are giving away two progressive dinners hosted by charismatic owner, Brody Petersen. Two winners will get to take four mates each on a progressive dinner where you'll get to enjoy one course and drink from Riley Street Garage, Surly's, The Village Inn and Stanton and Co over the course of one evening.  Interested? All you need to do to enter is tell us why you and your mates deserve to be treated to a progressive dinner out with Parlour Group. The mo

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The Big Anxiety
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The Big Anxiety

This six-week-long mental health festival combines science and creativity to help us look after ourselves and others

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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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