Perfect your balance in a big way at this floating yoga class on the harbour
This free exhibition of key works from the Chinese-Australian artist is at the MCA for summer
A doggo festival is taking over the Tudor for a full day of pup-focused fun
Singles with a ‘must love dogs’ dating criteria should head to this relaxed series of afternoon group dates
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Explore the laneways of Parramatta in a fabulous four-day festival of food, art and performance
Cirque du Soleil's latest show to tour Australia is a dazzling circus spectacular
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Enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Harbour while you dine on the Luna Park Ferris wheel
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J Lo struts her best stuff in years.
Full bellies. Happy hearts. Can’t lose.
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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
Sunset drinks at this luxe rooftop bar have never looked better
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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In case you didn't know, Peru's favourite national spirit pisco is actually a very versatile high-proof spirit that plays well with many cocktail flavours, from fresh and zingy to dark and spicy. Made in the winemaking regions of Peru, the distilled spirit (which is made in the winemaking regions of Peru, from Lima to the southern city of Tacna along the coast) can have a wide range of flavour notes depending on the grapes used to make it. To highlight the versatile spirit, Time Out is hosting the first-ever Time Out Pisco Shakedown on Monday October 14 from 6pm. Here's how it works. Time Out editors will be asking Sydney bartenders to submit their top pisco cocktail recipes and then pick the four best submissions of the lot. The chosen bartenders will then be invited to battle it out at the Time Out Pisco Shakedown at the Butler in Potts Point. Want to get involved? We're giving away 40 double passes to this exclusive event. Enter below by Wednesday, October 9 for your chance to win a double pass, where you'll be able to taste test some pisco cocktails yourself while watching the exciting cocktail competition. Enter now
Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art is wrapping up with an epic party combining queer art and music
Over 130 handpicked, independent artists will be taking over the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve, showcasing thousands of pieces of work from as little as $100. There will also be live art activations, event tours, immersive installations, performances, DJs, and food and drink. To mark this auspicious occasion, The Other Art Fair have put together the ultimate art-lover’s bundle to give away as a prize to one fortunate Time Out reader. The prize includes: - 2 x VIP tickets to The Other Art Fair Opening Night on Thursday October 24, not available to purchase - One night’s accommodation for two at Ovolo Hotels Woolloomooloo, worth $699 - Private tour of the Other Art Fair with a Saatchi Art Curator, not available to purchase - Limited edition tote bag - Welcome drinks from 5-6pm - For good measure, a whopping $300 to spend on art at the event! Thirty runners up will also receive a pair of tickets to The Other Art Fair, valid Friday-Sunday October 25-27, so your chances of winning a prize are pretty good. Enter below before October 13. Enter here
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Naturally Sydney’s “second CBD” Parramatta has a thriving food and drink scene. Thanks to the delicious cuisines of the many diverse communities who call it home, Parramatta is bursting at the seams with hole-in-the-wall eateries, heaving family restaurants, and a new in-flux of uber cool cocktail bars. But where to start? Never fear, we’ve got some hot food tips under our (expanding) belts for you. Kickstart your Parramatta food trip with robust coffee and memorable brekkie. Circa Espresso has got the breakfast goods with their signature Ottoman Eggs – a Middle Eastern-inspired egg and eggplant dish given that extra zing from garlicky labneh and crispy fried sage and leek. Try a caffeinated brew with a view at the riverside Armory Wharf Café with their Sriracha eggs – a blue swimmer crab laden breakfast of champions. Top it off with a mid-morning sweet treat and ignite your Instagram likes with one of Bay Vista dessert bar and café’s towering desserts. Parramatta (and neighbouring Harris Park) is so rich with fantastic Indian restaurants we devoted an entire feature to it. Head to Billu’s Indian eatery for their signature tandoori chicken and classic thaalis, or hunt down our pick for the best biryani in Sydney from Hyderabad House. Finish your tasty trip into ‘Little India’ with a rainbow-hued treat from Chatkazz sweets or a delightfully sticky gulab jamun from Taj Indian Sweets and Restaurant. As the sun sets take your full belly to one of Parramatta’s fun bars and brew
The team at the Marly are finally ready to unveil their absurdist new creation, Cuckoo. Designed in collaboration with Monster Children and International World Wide (the Norfolk, the Old Fitz), Cuckoo will be more than a new bar. They’re not giving too many details away, so to properly investigate what wonders await, you’ll want to ascend the stairs on October 18 and jump down the rabbit hole at the launch party. What can you expect from this curious new venture? They’re promising an uninhibited and raucous attitude. Think wood panelling and retro style – with just the right amount of kitsch mountain décor. Insta moments will abound: visitors will be able to test their skills on an epic indoor climbing wall, for instance. Crusty giant pretzels will be your primary bar snack, designed to be dunked in delicious condiments from the vast array housed in the “Condiment Kingdom”. Schnitzels will be the star of the main menu, and you’ll have the chance to sample a rainbow of schnapps in between bouts on the dancefloor. Cuckoo will be creating this beloved European concoction in house, and since cocktails simply can’t be ignored at a party, you’ll likely spot a few fruity distillations in your more elaborate drinks. If all this heady aband
This thriller by Hillary Bell follows a couple whose missing five-year-old daughter returns after nine months missing – with no scratches and no explanation. They're forced to grapple with the uncertainties of their past and move forward under enormously difficult circumstances. “There was this play that I read before it went into production at Sydney Theatre Company, which I loved but didn’t get to direct, and it stayed with me always,” Griffin Theatre Company's artistic director Lee Lewis says of Bell’s work. The original production played in Sydney in 2012, would usually count a play out of a major revival for at least a few more years, however, Lewis wanted to challenge that expectation during her time at Griffin. “There’ve been extraordinary plays that have been written over the last 20 years which aren’t old enough to be considered classics so we can’t do a ‘classic revival’, but we could just do the damn play again because it’s good.” Starring Hilary Bell’s sister Lucy Bell and Les Miserables star Simon Gleeson, this claustrophobic chamber piece questions how well we know our families. Splinter runs until October 12 at the Griffin Theatre Company. Further details and tickets are available here.
IKEA caused a bit of a stir in marketing circles a couple of years ago with its series of deliberately boring YouTube commercials. These included a teenager doing the dishes for five minutes, a couple on a couch kissing in front of a TV for eight, and some young people arm wrestling for six. The ads played in front of YouTube content and many people skipped them, but they also garnered a cult following of joyfully disbelieving fans. The ads were inspired by the Scandinavian trend of ‘Slow TV’ in which almost nothing happens – designed as an antidote to our over-stimulated lives (some cool examples of Slow TV screened on SBS last summer). Now, IKEA is using the phenomenon as a way of promoting their new 2020 catalogue. They have launched an Australian Slow TV channel live streaming the 14-day (336-hour) journey of its products in shipping containers on board a ship to Australia. The channel, which in perfect Nordic understatement IKEA says “does not aim to excite”, is narrated by Kent and Sara Eriksson, narrators of the original IKEA Sleep Podcast. The Swedes are reading from the new IKEA catalogue with the sound of waves gently crashing against the ship’s stern in the background. Sounds a bit – well, dull, right? And that’s exactly the point. IKEA say they want to help Australians get a good night’s sleep, and watching this YouTube channel may indeed have that exact effect. And if you’re inspired to go buy a new IKEA bed to do it on, well that’s entirely up to you. The c