Work up a sweat in this weekly dance party in the dark
One of Melbourne’s best bars is taking control of the tins in the centre of the city for one night only
This new musical romance is having its premiere at the Hayes Theatre
David Williamson's new comedy has a political sting in its tail
Dive into Oceania’s contested political history in this immersive exhibition
This multi-venue exhibition celebrates artists from across the Pacific
Sydney Theatre Company is kicking off 2020 with a revolutionary classic
The classic Australian musical is returning for a 30th anniversary tour
The handsome CBD bar and eatery is doing its part to help people in need
The entertainment hub celebrates Lunar New Year with 3 weeks of dining specials and festive shows
Solid pasta in the CBD from some of the most respected wine-bar operators in the game.
This real-life death-row drama has a great cast who are all on top form
British regal history gets a pop makeover in this high-energy show about Henry VIII's wives.
Every year, photographers travel to the ends of the earth to capture the fleeting moments that say so much about the majesty of nature. The best is chosen for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year which showcases not only the best of the natural world but the patience, ingenuity and talent of the photographers who spend their time embedded within wildlife so that they can get that one incredible shot. The 100 best wildlife photos of the past year have been selected from more than 50,000 entries, across 95 countries, for the 55th competition. They’ll be on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum.Time Out and the Australian National Maritime Museum would like to invite you to an exclusive sneak peek of the exhibition on the evening of Wednesday 4 March 2020 before the exhibition opens to the general public. The event includes drinks, canapes, entertainment and access to the exhibition. In addition to sneak-peek tickets, one super-lucky reader will win an ultimate Sydney staycation. You’ll be treated to one night’s stay in a King Room at the award-winning boutique hotel Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour; lunch for two at Yots Café; an afternoon Sydney Harbour cruise for two with Sydney by Sail; and two complimentary tickets to the Maritime Museum. For the chance to win a staycation plus one of the 75 double passes up for grabs, simply enter your details below before 10am on February 24. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History M
You might not know the name Tohoku, but you should. The region – which consists of six prefectures (Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata) northeast of Tokyo – really doubles down on beauty. With turquoise lakes, refreshing hot springs and greener-than-green mountain ranges, it’s a stark difference to the big-city action we know from Tokyo. On your next trip to Japan, we suggest diving a little deeper – deeper into the culture, deeper into the culinary treats and deeper into the incredible, gram-worthy landscapes. The cities of Aizu-Wakamatsu and Yamagata are two great spots to plant yourself – take a look at our travel guide below.
A few years ago, if you tried to guess what Darling Harbour would look like in the year 2020, your wildest imaginings would not be far removed from today’s reality. Thanks to one of the biggest urban redevelopment projects Sydney has ever seen, the zone is populated by futuristic new buildings and thrilling urban landscaping. Feast your eyes on the great glass palace that is the ICC – host to concerts and major events – or on the coiling wooden facade of the Exchange, which houses restaurants, a food market and the new Darling Square Library. There’s also a schmancy new Sofitel Hotel, a spanking new dining precinct in Steam Mill Lane, and the revamped promenade of Tumbalong Boulevard to stroll through in a state of sheer admiration. The area is ripe for exploration this summer, with shows, permanent attractions and a mind-boggling selection of food and drink to make it all worth a day’s outing. The precinct is much more accessible than before, and light rail, trains and buses make it very easy to get to. Whether you’re flying solo, catching up with friends or bringing the entire family along, now is your chance to experience the new Darling Harbour for yourself. Night Owls Kids Film Festival. Photograph: Supplied What’s on in Darling Harbour? One of the free highlights of Sydney Festival, Dodecalis Luminarium is a colourful inflated labyrinth of winding tunnels that looks like it’s dropped in from another planet – find it in Tumbalong Park from Jan 8-26. Over at the
Kiama’s millions of years old volcanic rocks, fizzing blowholes, undulating vivid green hills, and ancient rainforests are part of the beautiful traditional lands of the Dharawal and Wodi Wodi people. Take a quick 90 minute drive (or a little longer but stunning, ambling train ride) south of Sydney and you’ll find yourself planted in a vibrant hub of beach fun, nature walks, arts, and community spirit. Pack the tiniest of bags for a short getaway that packs a punch and follow our top ten tips for overflowing a weekend itinerary in Kiama and surrounds.
Sunshine just makes things better, and summer is when Sydney truly comes alive. Ready to get outdoors, soak up the sun and make the most of Sydney with your friends? Whether it's kicking back in the great outdoors or trying out the latest event that guarantees a good time, here are five great places to be with your mates this summer. Fresh ideas for catch-ups deserve a refreshing drink like Lipton Ice Tea to help you cool down. Find out more about Lipton Ice Tea.
Sydney is an outdoor city and summer is its traditional time to shine. When the weather's gorgeous, locals are enticed down to the water's edge. The temptation to stay here all day is strong when there are so many stunning places to swim, play cricket and generally revel in nature. Among Sydney's many attractions are the free outdoor electric barbecues to be found along the harbour foreshore, by the beach and in hundreds of inland parks. Australians' love of barbies is not just a tourism catchphrase, it's an integral part of life – so pack up your meat (or veggo) patties, hit up the petrol station for some refreshing Lipton Ice Tea, and make the pilgrimage to one of these top Sydney barbecue spots... and don't forget your tongs! Find out more about Lipton Ice Tea.
Time Out Sydney magazine is now completely free. While newsagencies will no longer stock the quarterly magazine, you can pick up a copy at selected cafés, shops, entertainment venues and hotels around the city. In addition, friendly Time Out helpers will be handing out copies at major city light rail stops on the day of publication. The current issue is the Bar Awards issue, where we reveal our top picks in 11 different categories, including Bar of the Year. The magazine is also packed with food reviews, Sydney Festival coverage, events, things to do and places to go this summer. That's your social calendar sorted! You can pick up a copy of our Bar Awards issue from 7am, Wednesday-Friday December 18-20, 2019 at light rail stops in Circular Quay, Martin Place, Town Hall and Surry Hills. Missed out? You can read past issues of Time Out Sydney magazine digitally through the links below:
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Really get to know the city of Sydney through a connection to land First Nations peoples continue to uphold.
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