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A Little Piece of Ash review
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A Little Piece of Ash review

Megan Wilding's first full-length play is having its world premiere at Kings Cross Theatre

Mosquitoes review
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Mosquitoes review

Many McElhinney and Jacqueline McKenzie star as sisters in this STC production of a hit British play

Dating with Dogs
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Dating with Dogs

Singles with a ‘must love dogs’ dating criteria should head to this relaxed series of afternoon group dates

Rainbow Dessert Lane
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Rainbow Dessert Lane

The Grounds is dishing out the sugary goods in this colourful Easter laneway installation

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Parramatta
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Parramatta

The commemorations in Parramatta begin precisely at 4.12am, with a wreath-laying at the RSL Club, before the pre-dawn ANZAC Day march sets off from 4.15am. A...

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Martin Place
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Martin Place

Pay your respects at Sydney’s biggest dawn and sunset services

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Dee Why
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Dee Why

Dee Why hosts one of the biggest dawn service on the northern beaches, starting at 5.30am. A raised mainstage and large television screens along Dee Why...

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Castle Hill
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Castle Hill

The Castle Hill service is held at the Centenary of ANZAC Reserve, just opposite Kellyville Plaza. The service commences with a march at 5.50am, with...

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach

More than 20,000 Sydneysiders join this eastern suburbs service by the beach, reflecting in pre-dawn darkness before watching the spectacular sunrise....

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Cronulla
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Cronulla

Heading off at 5.25am, a solo bagpiper will lead a short march from Cronulla RSL to the local Cenotaph at Monro Park, where the order of service will begin...

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Latest news stories

The time we ate feral cat, cane toad and boar's eyeball for art

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The time we ate feral cat, cane toad and boar's eyeball for art
You can get 10-cent dumplings for one day only next week

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You can get 10-cent dumplings for one day only next week
You help build a massive Lego Star Wars structure in Sydney

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You help build a massive Lego Star Wars structure in Sydney
The Opera House has just opened a glitzy new function space

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The Opera House has just opened a glitzy new function space
A spooky Game of Thrones graveyard has appeared in Centennial Park

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A spooky Game of Thrones graveyard has appeared in Centennial Park
RSPCA NSW cat adoption fees are only $49 this weekend

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RSPCA NSW cat adoption fees are only $49 this weekend
Here's what we know about next year's Sydney Biennale

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Here's what we know about next year's Sydney Biennale
There's now an art exhibition in 20 Sydney train station toilets

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There's now an art exhibition in 20 Sydney train station toilets
Bran Nue Dae is returning to Sydney for its 30th anniversary

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Bran Nue Dae is returning to Sydney for its 30th anniversary
You can meet Drew Barrymore at Westfield Parramatta this weekend

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You can meet Drew Barrymore at Westfield Parramatta this weekend
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Competitions and announcements

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

English Baroque with Circa
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English Baroque with Circa

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brisbane-based performance company Circa are back to deliver a collaboration which mixes 16th and 17th-century music with acrobatics and contemporary circus. English Baroque with Circa is the third installment from the two companies, who previously teamed up to create the Helpmann award-winning performance French Baroque in 2015 and again in 2017 with Spanish Baroque to a sell-out crowd. The dazzling combination of contemporary movement with 500-year-old English masque and theatre music will premiere at the Canberra International Music Festival before heading on to Sydney's City Recital Hall, arguably one of the only concert spaces in the city with acoustics superb enough to match the tumbling commotion on stage.   Artistic director Paul Dyer of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Yaron Lifschitz of Circa have created an inspired pasticcio with works from English composers Henry Purcell, John Playford and John Dowland woven together into one piece. Celebrated soprano Jane Sheldon, who starred in The Howling Girls with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra in 2018, will be sharing the stage with Circa acrobats and the Brandenburg musicians. Tickets start from $30, with $41 seats for under 30s. The Sydney season is only running for six shows before moving on around the country. If this performance is anything like the previous offerings from the duo, this daring collaboration will enchant from start to finish.

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.

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

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

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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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Leaf Supply is launching nationwide delivery
Shopping Leaf Supply is launching nationwide delivery

Sydney-based online plant boutique Leaf Supply has just launched nationwide shipping, along with a new range of botanical-themed pots, accessories and plant seeds. The small business, founded by florist Sophia Kaplan and plant and design store owner Lauren Camilleri, has made the green-gift giving game a little more interesting, with three pretty evergreen plants selected every month available to send your loved ones. The live plants are still only available for those in the Sydney metropolitan area, but they’ve stocked their website with a collection of goods available to be sent all over the country, like secateurs, watering cans, plant food, stands, and plant magazines. They’ve also curated a few special pieces that will certainly elevate your gardening interests like handmade ceramic pots, a bronze water mister, and candles. All products get a seasonal upgrade, so it’s definitely worth coming back to see what’s new. Want to start from the seed up? Co-founder Kaplan has put together special seed packs that are perfect to gift someone who’s just starting out in the gardening game. The packs are also beautifully illustrated, thanks to designs by Edith Rewa. With expertise and care guides provided for each plant they sell, even those with the blackest thumbs can’t get it wrong.

English Baroque with Circa
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English Baroque with Circa

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brisbane-based performance company Circa are back to deliver a collaboration which mixes 16th and 17th-century music with acrobatics and contemporary circus. English Baroque with Circa is the third installment from the two companies, who previously teamed up to create the Helpmann award-winning performance French Baroque in 2015 and again in 2017 with Spanish Baroque to a sell-out crowd. The dazzling combination of contemporary movement with 500-year-old English masque and theatre music will premiere at the Canberra International Music Festival before heading on to Sydney's City Recital Hall, arguably one of the only concert spaces in the city with acoustics superb enough to match the tumbling commotion on stage.   Artistic director Paul Dyer of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Yaron Lifschitz of Circa have created an inspired pasticcio with works from English composers Henry Purcell, John Playford and John Dowland woven together into one piece. Celebrated soprano Jane Sheldon, who starred in The Howling Girls with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra in 2018, will be sharing the stage with Circa acrobats and the Brandenburg musicians. Tickets start from $30, with $41 seats for under 30's. The Sydney season is only running for six shows before moving on around the country. If this performance is anything like the previous offerings from the duo, this daring collaboration will enchant from start to finish.

Hop down to Shangri-La Hotel for Easter high tea and garden cocktails
Things to do Hop down to Shangri-La Hotel for Easter high tea and garden cocktails

A fantastical Easter garden will pop-up in Shangri-La Sydney's Lobby Lounge throughout April with executive pastry chef Anna Polyviou. And what could be better than to fill said garden with delightful treats and heavenly cocktails? If you have always wanted to savour Polyviou’s signature desserts, Easter Garden High Tea will feature her cracked egg tart, indulgent chocolate pots, sticky hot cross buns and an elevated version of the old-school soft serve in a waffle cone. Accompanying these morsels, you’ll be able to drink a popcorn caramel Martini or a Spritz. Flutes of Chandon and Veuve Clicquot will also be on offer if you prefer bubbles. This special afternoon out costs from $75 per person or $55 for kids. If you’re looking for a more grown-up affair, experience the Cocktails in the Garden. Starting from $55 per person, you’ll be handed a picnic basket full of savoury bites, as well as a Belvedere Spritz, a flute of Chandon or a popcorn caramel Martini. Inside the basket, there will be cured meats, Australian cheeses, olives, fluffy quiches and fruit to accompany your refreshing cocktail. Want something a little fancier? For $85 per couple, there’s the option to drink a flute of Veuve Clicquot or Chandon. If you’re going all out, $115 shared between two will keep the cocktails or sparkling free-flowing for 90 minutes. Easter Garden High Tea is available in three sessions throughout the day starting at 11am, 1pm and 3.15 from April 1 to April 29, and cocktails in the gar

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show
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Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Following a show which took last year’s Edinburgh Fringe by storm, British comedian Mark Watson returns to his adopted homeland and makes his long-awaited return to Sydney with a show about empathy. The Infinite Show is about the sorry state of the world and the comedian offers some suggestions for what we can do about it. The former Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize winner brings his trademark twitchy charm and witticisms to answer the big question — if other people make up 99 per cent of the world, why can’t we understand them? He does this by asking audiences to write down something they find hard to empathise with on cards which come into play later in the show. If you’ve managed to catch Watson at one of a string of previous sold-out festival performances or spied him on telly in many UK panel appearances you’ll be familiar with his improv and high-joke rate. Watson's success in Australia goes way back to 2006 when he won a Barry Award for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with his last Sydney Comedy Festival appearance in 2012 for the Information Show. He’s also published eight novels, so you can enjoy more Watson well after you’ve left the theatre laughing. Catch the show fresh from Melbourne on April 23-24 during this year's Sydney Comedy Festival.

Five must-try cocktails at the Winery’s Bar Schweppes pop-up this month
Things to do Five must-try cocktails at the Winery’s Bar Schweppes pop-up this month

Something special is going on at the Winery for a limited time only until Sunday May 5. Schweppes are taking over the venue with Bar Schweppes, a month-long pop-up celebrating their new range of Signature Series Mixers and craft soft drinks. They have teamed up with three of the country’s best industry talents to create the first range of mixers advised on by professional bartenders in Australia. Enter: Charlie Ainsbury, the former co-owner of This Must Be the Place in Darlinghurst; Jess Arnott, top three in MasterChef Australia 2015 and ex-Chula in Potts Point; and Chris Hysted, three-time Australian Bartender of the Year. This gang have helped to come up with some elevated and versatile mixers that will appear in these sensational cocktails at $15 a pop, as well as at Dan Murphy’s stores nationwide.  Photograph: Supplied Blossom and Tonic This cocktail uses Schweppes Signature Series Bright Tonic, which is made during a 12-month process and less bitter on the palate than your average tonic with the addition of orange oil, lemon oil and Javanese cinchona bark (which adds the necessary quinine to make tonic water). The tonic is then added to gin, blanco vermouth and elderflower cordial, and the whole thing is topped with lemongrass and baby’s breath to deliver a refreshing and citrusy kick to the classic G&T. This one is a perfect starter to ease your way into the rest of the list.   Photograph: Supplied La Vida Collins A Tom Collins that switches out gin for white rum,

11 top things to do in Queenstown
Travel 11 top things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown really packs a lot in. Not only is it the largest ski resort in New Zealand – during the peak season the picturesque Southern Alps are dotted with snow bunnies like kiwifruit on giant white pavlovas – it’s also the home of bungy jumping and all manner of heart-stopping adventure activities. Food and wine lovers are well catered for, too.

Post-work arts activities
Things to do Post-work arts activities

After you’ve waded through the trenches of meetings, technical issues and creativity blocks at work, you’ll often have the urge to head home and veg out. But we implore you to aim for more glorious heights than a night in front of the telly. We’ve found some brilliant new theatre, unusual performance pieces and live music that you won’t be able to stop singing along to. And we’re particularly excited about this stellar list of artsy after-work adventures, as it has a worthy focus on powerful female creatives. They’ll be setting up in some of our favourite indie theatres and community arts hubs, so you can come see them after work and spark some creative flows that may inspire your working self the following day. And besides the entertainment and inspiration factors, there’s also the proven benefit of interations with the arts improving your wellbeing day to day and into the future.

Paul Foot
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Paul Foot

Ranting and pedantic aren’t usually two words which are associated with being hilarious, but UK comedian Paul Foot’s absurd musings have won him multiple awards, including the BBC New Comedy award and voted Best of the Fest in 2013 at the Sydney Comedy Festival. He’s back on our shores to deliver his new show, Image Conscious in April. In his new show, the fast-talking comedian will move from topics like the reality of a soft-shell crab to the administrative and logistical nightmare of hosting an orgy with his trademark jerky movements and sometimes frantic delivery. It’s an odd prospect, watching a man work himself up into a frenzy over iceberg lettuce, but the combination is comic gold.   His previous turn in Sydney was in 2017 with ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Piglet, which marked 20 years in comedy. Throughout that time, he’s become known for his rejection of anything pop culture (think leather motorcycle jacket, paisley tie and a pants and belt combo that may never have been in vogue) and his surrealist view of the world. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Foot live, a quick google search will send you a myriad gala spots which will either have you chuckling or wondering if he’s a little bit insane. You can also catch him on various UK TV and Radio slots, including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie to You, 8 out of 10 cats and The Infinite Monkey Cage. Be sure to nab a spot at his Sydney show Image Conscious on April 26-28.

Try these three venues for your ANZAC Day
Bars Try these three venues for your ANZAC Day

ANZAC day is fast approaching and if you're yet to make plans, why not get down to the Keg & Brew in Surry Hills, the DOG Hotel in Randwick or the Four in Hand Hotel in Paddington? All of the pubs will be hosting two-up games and drink specials all day. The DOG Hotel and the Keg & Brew will swing open the doors and get started at 10am, but if you’re up for an early start, the Four in Hand opens at a cheery 9am, making it the perfect place to come straight from the dawn service. Enjoy burgers, schnittys, fish and chips, and a special bacon and egg roll with hash brown for $12 at the Four in Hand. All the pubs will be pouring schooners of Hunter Valley's Tempus Two wine on tap, VB and Stone & Wood beers for just $6.50 all day long, and there will be a chance to win a Stone & Wood or Tempus Two Hamper on the day. It's not ANZAC day without two-up and the DOG Hotel and Keg & Brew will kick off the betting from noon. If you want to start earlier, the Four in Hand will start flipping the coins from 11am. The DOG Hotel and Four in Hand will take bookings for their lunch service (from 10am-1pm) and dinner service (from 6pm until late). Find out more about ANZAC Day at the Keg & Brew, the DOG Hotel and the Four in Hand Hotel.  

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