This year is festival director Wesley Enoch’s first program and he’s brought with him a renewed focus on new Australian work, a deepening of our connections to country and languages, and lots of accessible public art. In fact, there are 73 free events on the program.
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Tell us what you think
How do you feel about Melbourne Cup? Jan 26? Same-sex marriage?
Indie Christmas markets
Pick up all your stocking fillers in one fell swoop at these four indie design markets.
Where to eat right now
New restaurants, cafés and bars in Sydney
If you love food and live in Sydney, your 'must-try' list of new restaurants, cafés and bars probably takes up your iPhone's entire storage capacity by now. Still, we must persevere. For a tightly curated guide to dining in Sydney, we suggest you visit our restaurant hit list.
Sydney bar and pub reviews
Looking for somewhere great to drink in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our bar and pub critics.
Sydney restaurant and café reviews
Looking for somewhere great to eat in Sydney? Check out the latest reviews from our food critics.
What's happening in Sydney now
'Culture Night' is going to transform Wednesday nights in Sydney
From January 2017, and throughout summer, Sydney's major arts and culture institutions will stay open late on Wednesday nights. This week, Deputy Premier and...
Green Day's rock opera American Idiot is coming to Australia
The news that Green Day are bringing their Revolution Radio Tour to Sydney in 2017 has been followed by the announcement that their Broadway hit American...
Be one of the first people inside the new ICC building in Darling Harbour
You’ve watched it rise from the ashes of the former Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, now you can take a sticky beak inside the new...
Twilight at Taronga announces a killer line-up
Hold on to your safari hats, Sydney – we’re in for a wild musical ride. Twilight at Taronga has just announced their summer live music program, which sees...
Top five dishes to try at Darlinghurst’s hottest new restaurant
We’re very excited about Brick Lane opening. So excited, in fact, that we persuaded the owners, Kiran Bains and Alistair French, to give us an exclusive...
Rembrandt is coming to Sydney in summer
With less than a month til their 2016/2017 summer blockbusters open, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Gallery of New South Wales have announced the...
Best of Sydney
The best walks in Sydney
Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes to choose from to discover Sydney from a new angle.
Meet Sydney’s matchmakers
These modern-day cupids are doing things the old-fashioned way – face-to-face!
The best art galleries in Sydney
Sydney is busting at the seams with great art – the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art, White Rabbit and many more.
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.
Outdoor drinking and dining
All year round there are beer gardens to visit, rooftops to summit, and waterfront bars to kick back in.
The best museums in Sydney
Uncover stories about the people who’ve made this city what it is today, its natural history and the science, design and innovation.
Competitions and announcements
Win a tattoo by Rhys Gordon of Little Tokyo x Kozyndan
In a first for Australia, The Other Art Fair is partnering with Sydney tattoo artist Rhys Gordon of Little Tokyo. Known for his traditional Japanese tattooing, Rhys Gordon will collaborate with guest artist, US-based Kozyndan, to create tattoo works that challenge the traditional view of art.
Win a $100 voucher for a Time Out Food Award-winning venue
Experience firsthand why these venue won at the Time Out Food Awards.
Win a Grill’d burger feast for you and two mates!
Huge fan of burgers? So are we! That’s why we have teamed up with legendary burger joint Grill’d!
How to be more Sydney
Outdoor art in Sydney
Take advantage of clement days and balmy evenings with one of these al fresco exhibitions and art parties.
The best underground bars in Sydney
There's a lot of good reasons to head down rather than up when you're feeling parched. Underground it's always party o'clock, because even if it's 2pm, it feels like after dark.
The best waterfront bars in Sydney
Between the harbour, the coastline and the rivers that snake back through Sydney we have ample spots to sit a while and watch the waves.
Escape rooms in Sydney
The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your allotted time runs out.
The best camping near Sydney
Find the city's best camping sites for the chance to wake up next to the Harbour or deep in a national park.
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Halloween at Kings Cross Hotel
Halloween is nearly upon us and to celebrate, Kings Cross Hotel is hosting a party across all of its four levels. Whip out your scariest witch or zombie costume, accessorise with a jack-o-lantern and get down to the Kings Cross Hotel for a night of thrills and chills. The party will kick off at 9pm and carry on until 3am. Expect R&B and hip-hop favourites in the underground Dive Bar; classic pop anthems on the ground floor; and electronic and house music on the rooftop. For those who like to walk on the wild side, head to the balcony level where the playlist is full of ghoul-ty pleasures. Be prepared for the all the songs you wouldn't play in polite company - come on, you know the ones. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door.
Jameson Caskmates at the Time Out Hop-up
What do you get if you age whiskey in craft beer barrels? Something like Jameson Caskmates. It’s the fruit of a collaboration between Jameson’s head distiller and the head brewer of local craft brewery in County Cork, Ireland. They hatched a plan to send a few Jameson casks to the Franciscan Well Brewery and see how this might influence their craft Irish stout. Neither head brewer nor whiskey master knew what this experiment would bring, but both men hoped that some Jameson magic might rub off on the fine Irish stout – and they were delighted with the results. The empty casks journeyed back to the Jameson Distillery after the beer had been bottled, full of new stout character from their sabbatical at Franciscan Well. The Jameson Master of Whiskey generally prefers not to mess with a good thing, but his curiosity got the better of him and he decided to repeat the experiment – this time re-filling the stout-soaked casks with Jameson Whiskey. So how does it taste? While the triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, the whiskey sings a different tune, with notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch confirming the stout influence. You can grab the whiskey every day of Craft Beer Week at Time Out’s Hop-Up ale yard. Just upgrade your craft beer of choice to a boilermaker, and you’ll get the chance to pair it with the whiskey – neat or on the rocks, whichever you prefer. And it gets even better. On Saturday 22, Tuesday 25 and Friday 28 October, members of the Jameson Crew
The Argyle Halloween weekend
To celebrate the spookiest night of the year, the Argyle is transforming into an extravagant, multi-sensory shop of horrors. The creatures of the underground will be coming out to play and, luckily for you, they’re headed straight for the Argyle. The venue has gathered up the weirdest and wackiest performers to entertain you across the weekend – expect contortionists, bearded ladies, snake charmers and even bed-of-nails performers. Yikes. There'll be special cocktails and snacks available for purchase, as well as a killer line-up of DJs to carry you through the night, including sets from Jesabel, KIN, Press Play, Glover and many more. If you’re planning on going on a Friday, be sure to dress up in costume and take advantage of free entry before 9pm. Or, if you're all set for Saturday, be quick to get those tickets – first release are selling for $30 each and second release for $40 each.
Jamie's Italian spring/summer menu
Spring has sprung and fortunately for you, Jamie’s Italian have been busy perfecting their new spring/summer menu. Don't worry; not too much has changed – Jamie has kept a bunch of his favourites to complement the new options. Start your meal off with the new primavera bruschetta from the nibbles and antipasti menu – lemony zucchini, peas and beans with hazelnut and lovage pesto and Bella Lodi. Or, if you want to head straight for the mains, try the new Gennaro’s chicken primavera – chargrilled and butterflied free-range chicken breast served with peas, beans, zucchini and hazelnut and basil pesto. Then there's fresh crab spaghetti – served with chilli, fennel, capers, white wine and garlic; or silky spaghettti carbonara – sweet tender leeks with golden smoky pancetta, cracked black pepper and parmesan.Don’t worry, there are plenty of options for those of you who aren’t interested in carb-loading. Jamie’s new classic caprese salad – heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil – is joining the salad menu and the Super Food Salad is here to stay. Desserts include an epic choclate brownie with chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and caramelised amaretti popcorn, and the molten chocolate praline pudding – warm chocolate cake with a liquid praline centre, served with vanilla ice cream and praline.