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This one-woman show is a wild journey through Redfern's housing commission towers

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Sign up to see this obscure TV game show live from the stands

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Live in the present and prepare for the unexpected at this unusual four-day music festival

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Explore 100 years of life in Australian homes at this insightful exhibition

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Understand the links between cultures, history and museum objects at the final Nicholson Museum exhibition

Counting and Cracking review
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Counting and Cracking review

Belvoir has turned Sydney Town Hall into a little slice of Sri Lanka for Sydney Festival

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Dance and politics collide in this collaboration between an early-career Australian artist and an art world veteran

So Fresh 2000s Australia Day Party
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So Fresh 2000s Australia Day Party

Get your early 21st century groove on at this nostalgia-heavy dance party

The Blanc Bar
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The Blanc Bar

Visit this saucy pop-up bar this summer

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Palace Cinema tickets are $10 this long weekend

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Palace Cinema tickets are $10 this long weekend
Disney's Frozen musical is coming to Sydney

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Disney's Frozen musical is coming to Sydney
STC productions have dominated this year's Sydney Theatre Awards

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STC productions have dominated this year's Sydney Theatre Awards
Julia Holter’s Sydney Festival gig was joyfully chaotic and free-spirited

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Julia Holter’s Sydney Festival gig was joyfully chaotic and free-spirited
Jonathan Bree’s surreal performance leaves a lasting mark

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Jonathan Bree’s surreal performance leaves a lasting mark
Macquarie Ice Rink will be demolished to make way for a new shopping centre

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Macquarie Ice Rink will be demolished to make way for a new shopping centre
Bennelong will serve the world's fanciest neenish tart

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Amrita Hepi's new exhibition is all about dance – and its unspoken politics

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Amrita Hepi's new exhibition is all about dance – and its unspoken politics
Sydney Festival’s experimental, underwater concert was meditative, unsettling and otherworldly

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Neneh Cherry's Sydney Festival performance is humble and pleasantly disorienting

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Win VIP tickets to Mov’in Bed Cinema including bubbles for two
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Your perfect outdoor movie experience awaits

Win a double pass to Sokyo Sunday Sessions launch, presented by Time Out
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Sokyo Lounge is helping you ease your way into 2019 with chilled-out Sunday cocktail events

Sydney Festival
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See our top 20 picks of the 2019 program

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

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
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Food awards issue out now

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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.

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 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 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 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 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.

The Best Clubs and Nightlife in Sydney
Nightlife The Best Clubs and Nightlife in Sydney

We'll party on the roof, in the basement, by the pool, even once every few months in a suburban bowling club. 

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 Tattoo Parlours in Sydney
Shopping The Best Tattoo Parlours in Sydney

It’s worth investing a little time into who and where you should get inked before making the decision to permanently commit. 

The Best High Tea in Sydney
Restaurants The Best High Tea in Sydney

Sydney is obsessed with high tea, and with good reason – we know how to bake a good scone. 

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. 

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

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

The best escape rooms in Sydney
Things to do The best escape rooms in Sydney

Time Out took the challenge of visiting all the escape rooms in the city.

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 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.

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.

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Neighbourhood guides

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.

Neutral Bay
Neutral Bay

Get around the Lower North Shore suburb's food, drink and entertainment. 

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Mov'in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema
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Mov'in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema

Crawl under the blankets with a glass of wine and settle in for another season of movies at the Entertainment Quarter in the Showring. The concept is irresistible – a large inflatable bed to snuggle into, food, drinks and a great movie – but this year they're introducing a few innovations. They include Bottomless Popcorn sessions – with unlimited refills from the Bar – and cheap Grass Tickets, where you can bring your blanket and a picnic and enjoy your favourite movie under the stars for as little as $9 per head. Then there's the option to Dine in Bed. Mov’in Bed is partnering with the Rockpool Dining Group – Fratelli Fresh and Bavarian Bier Café – to offer food delivered straight to your bed. You can even order your food in advance online. The Bar, meanwhile, will be serving beer, wine, bubbles, ice cream, candy and popcorn. The line-up of movies is a well curated as ever. Highlights include recent hits such as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Johnny English Strikes Again; Bohemian Rhapsody; Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! and Mortal Engines. Also on the line-up are some of 2018’s best films such as Ocean’s 8, Black Panther, BlackKklansman and The Breaker Upperers. Retro greats screening at Mov'in Bed include La La Land, The Jungle Book, Ted, Pulp Fiction, The Lion King, Pretty Woman, Akira and Notting Hill. Keep an eye out too for brand new releases Aquaman, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns, all of which

Four ways to perfectly pair your next night out with Blue Moon
Bars Four ways to perfectly pair your next night out with Blue Moon

A lot of fuss is made about pairing your food to your wine, but not everyone likes wine. Luckily, beer is often the perfect match to a meal, especially when you’re talking spicy food and delicious salty bar snacks. Blue Moon Belgian White is a refreshing, citrus-laced brew that is increasingly finding its way behind bars across Sydney’s drinking and dining scene. Next time you find yourself at one of these Sydney establishments pair your schooner of Blue Moon Belgian White with one of these meals to experience the beer (and your food) at its best.

Time Out presents Sokyo Sunday Sessions Launch Party
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Time Out presents Sokyo Sunday Sessions Launch Party

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 Sunday Sessions. To launch the Sunday Sessions, Time Out is co-hosting a stellar launch party with Sokyo on February 17. Kicking off at 4pm, the ticketed cocktail party will be the perfect way to end your weekend. Your $65 entry fee for the launch party will get you sipping on four full-sized cocktails including the signature Sokyo Negronis, Americanos, Nashi Pear Mules and Yuzu Margaritas. Plus, you'll get delicious canapĂ©s from the pop-up food stations put on just for this event. Think bites like the spicy tuna rolls, fresh oysters, Japanese egg and caviar sandwiches and yuzu tarts. Tickets are available now if you want to be first to try this experience. Post-launch, the stylish Pyrmont bar will be shaking, stirring, whipping and pouring their very fabulous cocktails for $10-$12 throughout the weekly Sokyo Sunday Sessions. You’ll also be able to order from an à la carte menu and the much loved bar menu from 5.30pm. All you have to do is pop in from 4-7pm every Sunday! Tickets to the Sokyo Sunday Sessions launch are available now. Bookings essential. 

Lunar New Year at Market City
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Lunar New Year at Market City

Just because New Year's Eve has come and gone, that doesn’t mean you need to stop celebrating. If you’ve ever been to Haymarket you may be familiar with Market City, a spot that boasts the outlets you know and love nestled between eclectic retailers selling all manner of interesting wares. It’s also known for its Lunar New Year celebration and in 2019 it’s here to uphold that reputation. From Friday, January 18 to Tuesday, February 19, Market City will be hosting a series of free events to help you ring in the Lunar New Year. They'll be giving away Chinese calligraphy messages for everyone who spends $20 (subject to availability) between January 18-February 4. The messages written by the Chinese calligrapher forms part of the preparation for the arrival of the Lunar New Year.  Among the events on offer is the Year of the Pig Children Mural Workshop, in which children and members of the community can contribute to the 18-metre long artwork to welcome in the new year. You’ll also be able to see the Roaming Lion on February 5, a dance which is known as one of the most important traditions during the Lunar New Year. Make sure you catch performer Jin Wu Koon as he leaps onto high poles in an impressive lion dance, on February 9-10.  Feast at the 1909 Dining Precinct on level three, in which seven Asian restaurants will be putting on exclusive Chinese banquet or speciality menus. At the Eight (pictured) you can dine on dishes like braised pig tongue with dried oyster and black m

Win VIP tickets to Mov’in Bed Cinema including bubbles for two
Film Win VIP tickets to Mov’in Bed Cinema including bubbles for two

Mov’in Bed Outdoor Bed Cinema at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, is the ultimate in outdoor movie indulgence. You get an cosy inflatable double bed to lie on, blankets to snuggle under, and the choice of an acclaimed new movie, 2018 highlight or retro classic to watch under the stars. It’s the kind of treat you totally deserve, we have a VIP double pass to give away, with two glasses of sparkling served right to your bedside. To win, simply enter below by Thursday January 24, and you could be getting vertical at the movie of your choice in late January or February (availability permitting). Check out the Mov’in Bed website to see what’s screening.   Enter here

Explore the history of cinema in this course by David Stratton
Film Explore the history of cinema in this course by David Stratton

Delve into the history of the world of cinema with David Stratton’s latest course at the University of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education.  Join the At the Movies film critic with an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema as he takes you through a period in cinematic history. For his first 12-week course in 2019, Stratton will focus on cinematic works in the period 1968-1969. The course has run twice a year for ten years and each time Stratton covers a different period in cinematic history. Past course content has included the rise of cinema across the world; the invention of the Blacklist (which saw industry professionals barred from work as a result of allegations of communist links); the transformation from a square screen to a rectangle; the first appearance of James Bond; and the rise of censorship and classifications. Stratton's course explores the history of the silver screen across the world through talks and screenings of the films in discussion. Delve into politics and social movements, shifts in attitudes and cultures as they played out in film.  The course runs from Thursday, January 31 to Thursday, April 18, and sessions are three hours long, from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. Most classes feature a full-length movie followed by discussion, and all take place at the main University of Sydney campus. Places are $325 per person. This is just the latest of David Stratton’s highly anticipated film courses, with others centring around topics like the works of Gregory Pe

Lunar New Year Banquet
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Lunar New Year Banquet

Ring in Lunar New Year this February with a grand banquet and a huge line-up of performances at The Star. TV host Nicole He is presenting the event, which includes performances by lion and dragon dancers, contemporary Chinese dance troupes, and a traditional harpist. For $188 per person, The Star is holding a six-course banquet lunch and dinner featuring dishes with themes of fortune, wealth, auspiciousness and opulence. There'll be an abundance of food and on the menu you'll find dishes like supreme abalone and sea cucumber broth with fish maw and Chinese shitake mushrooms. There's grass-fed O’Connor beef tenderloin with warm kale salad, peanut crumbs and sesame black pepper sauce; and parcel steamed money bags with barramundi, bok choy, lotus crisps, ginger and shallots. Leave room for the crab, truffle and egg white fried rice with conpoy, Chinese broccoli and scallions.  Included in the price is a three-hour drinks package with wine by Penfolds and sparkling by Chandon. The event takes place on February 3 with two times available (noon-3pm and 6.30-9.30pm). Grab some friends and book your spot here.

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