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The best things to do this week

No Lights No Lycra
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No Lights No Lycra

Work up a sweat in this weekly dance party in the dark

Pamela’s presents: In Residence x Romeo Lane
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Pamela’s presents: In Residence x Romeo Lane

One of Melbourne’s best bars is taking control of the tins in the centre of the city for one night only

The Life of Us review
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The Life of Us review
3 out of 5 stars

This new musical romance is having its premiere at the Hayes Theatre

Family Values review
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Family Values review
3 out of 5 stars

David Williamson's new comedy has a political sting in its tail

Taloi Havini: Reclamation
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Taloi Havini: Reclamation

Dive into Oceania’s contested political history in this immersive exhibition

Wansolwara: One Salt Water
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Wansolwara: One Salt Water

This multi-venue exhibition celebrates artists from across the Pacific

The Deep Blue Sea
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The Deep Blue Sea

Sydney Theatre Company is kicking off 2020 with a revolutionary classic

Bran Nue Dae review
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Bran Nue Dae review
3 out of 5 stars

The classic Australian musical is returning for a 30th anniversary tour

Bopp and Tone Bushfire Benefit
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Bopp and Tone Bushfire Benefit

The handsome CBD bar and eatery is doing its part to help people in need

Lunar New Year at the Star Sydney
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Lunar New Year at the Star Sydney

The entertainment hub celebrates Lunar New Year with 3 weeks of dining specials and festive shows

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Latest news stories

Punk legends the Offspring are teaming up with Sum 41 for a massive Australian tour

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Punk legends the Offspring are teaming up with Sum 41 for a massive Australian tour
Sam Smith announced as special guest at Sydney Mardi Gras

Sam Smith announced as special guest at Sydney Mardi Gras
Taronga Zoo is halving ticket prices to help bushfire-affected wildlife

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Taronga Zoo is halving ticket prices to help bushfire-affected wildlife
One of Sydney’s favourite craft breweries is opening a taproom in the Inner West

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One of Sydney’s favourite craft breweries is opening a taproom in the Inner West
You oughta know, Alanis Morissette is joining the Bluesfest line-up

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You oughta know, Alanis Morissette is joining the Bluesfest line-up
Parramatta cancels Australia Day fireworks due to bushfires

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Parramatta cancels Australia Day fireworks due to bushfires
The much-anticipated middle level of Merivale's Coogee Pavilion opens today

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The much-anticipated middle level of Merivale's Coogee Pavilion opens today
Stop binning coffee cup lids with this swap'n'go cup scheme

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Stop binning coffee cup lids with this swap'n'go cup scheme
More than 80 Sydney restaurants are cutting your bill in half right now

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More than 80 Sydney restaurants are cutting your bill in half right now
It's curtains for one of Sydney's best vegan restaurants

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It's curtains for one of Sydney's best vegan restaurants
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From our critics

Ragazzi
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Ragazzi
4 out of 5 stars

Solid pasta in the CBD from some of the most respected wine-bar operators in the game. 

Just Mercy
Film Just Mercy
4 out of 5 stars

This real-life death-row drama has a great cast who are all on top form

Six the Musical
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Six the Musical
4 out of 5 stars

British regal history gets a pop makeover in this high-energy show about Henry VIII's wives.

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Competitions and announcements

Win a double pass to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition sneak peek
Art Win a double pass to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition sneak peek

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

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Travel guide to Tohoku region, Japan
Travel Travel guide to Tohoku region, Japan

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.

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Things to do this summer in Darling Harbour
Things to do Things to do this summer in Darling Harbour

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

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Ten ways to make the most of a Kiama getaway
Travel Ten ways to make the most of a Kiama getaway

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.

Five outdoor hotspots for making the most of your summer in Sydney
Things to do Five outdoor hotspots for making the most of your summer in Sydney

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.

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Seven summer barbecue spots in Sydney
Things to do Seven summer barbecue spots in Sydney

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
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

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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The best of Sydney

The best ways to experience Sydney Harbour
Things to do The best ways to experience Sydney Harbour

You can't call yourself a Sydney local till you've seen the Harbour from all these angles.

Natural wonders worth a day trip from Sydney
Travel Natural wonders worth a day trip from Sydney

Visit these beauty-spots in a day and be back home by bedtime.

The coolest lighthouses to visit in Sydney
Attractions The coolest lighthouses to visit in Sydney

These mystical wayfinders are a beacon for Sydney sightseers.

The best vegan restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants The best vegan restaurants in Sydney

Opt for more plants on your plate.

Where to find your perfect Sydney swim
Attractions Where to find your perfect Sydney swim

No matter what your poolside ambitions, we'll help you find the Sydney swim that’s right for you. 

Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney
Things to do Indigenous walks and tours in Sydney

Really get to know the city of Sydney through a connection to land First Nations peoples continue to uphold.

The best ocean pools in Sydney
Sport and fitness The best ocean pools in Sydney

Dive in as the sun rises and you’ll have the salty baths to yourself or wade in at hightide for a thrilling swell as waves crash against the walls. 

Where to find the best high tea in Sydney
Restaurants Where to find the best high tea in Sydney

Pass the cucumber sandwiches, please...

The best museums in Sydney
Museums The best museums in Sydney

Head out on a journey of discovery as you learn about fascinating histories, scientific endeavors and design innovations.

The most Instagram worthy places in Sydney
Things to do The most Instagram worthy places in Sydney

Sydney is one seriously photogenic place. Here's where to find the best Instagram gold in the city.

Where to see Sydney’s city skyline
Attractions Where to see Sydney’s city skyline

Head to these parks, walks, beaches and lookouts to gaze on the Emerald City in all its glory.

The best playgrounds in Sydney
Kids The best playgrounds in Sydney

Got a wriggly little one? Let them run off some of that energy. 

Wheelchair accessible restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants Wheelchair accessible restaurants in Sydney

There's far more to accessibility than wheelchair access alone... 

The best spas in Sydney
Health and beauty The best spas in Sydney

Whether you want hardcore results, or just a bit of chill time.

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 Filipino restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants The best Filipino restaurants in Sydney

These dishes that are born and bred in the Philippines have a distinct deliciousness all their own.

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 day trips from Sydney
Travel The best day trips from Sydney

Escape the city for a day. 

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 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 best op shops in Sydney
Shopping The best op shops in Sydney

Secondhand doesn’t have to mean second best. 

Sydney sightseeing
Attractions Sydney sightseeing

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

101 fun things to do indoors in Sydney
Things to do 101 fun things to do indoors in Sydney

For those days when it's wet, gloomy or particularly windy.

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 dog-friendly beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best dog-friendly beaches in Sydney

Every dog loves a trip to the beach. 

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Neighbourhood guides

Manly
Manly

Every day’s the weekend at this beachside suburb.

Cronulla
Things to do Cronulla

It's the rough-edged beachside gem in Sydney's Shire crown. 

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

Make 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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