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Time Out Food Awards 2019: The Nominees
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See Shakespeare's bloodiest play
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Magnums and Movies
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Magnums and Movies

Drink from giant vessels of wine (yep, that magnum, not the ice cream kind) while you watch films in an underground French bistro

Tramsheds Growers Markets
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Tramsheds Growers Markets

Find farm-fresh produce every weekend

Wink review
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Wink review

This provocative new play about a couple and their cat is having its Australian premiere at Kings Cross Theatre

Life of Galileo review
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Life of Galileo review

This play about a scientist who changed the world – and suffered the consequences – is shockingly relevant

Opera High Tea: Opera Goes to the Movies
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Opera High Tea: Opera Goes to the Movies

Hear arias from beloved classic films while you elegantly scoff sones and sparkling wine

Side by Side Conversations
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Side by Side Conversations

Investigate inequality in Sydney at this evening discussion

CPAC Live
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CPAC Live

Hear local music legends at this free Western Sydney gig series

City of Gold review
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City of Gold review

Griffin Theatre's latest play takes on racism in Australia in a confronting but deeply moving way

Banging Denmark review
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Banging Denmark review

Van Badham's eyebrow-raising new play for Sydney Theatre Company is a hilarious look at modern dating

Te Molimau
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Te Molimau

A Pacific nation is sinking in this timely new play at Belvoir

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Latest news stories

Patti Smith, Crowded House and Dave Matthews Band will headline Bluesfest 2020

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Patti Smith, Crowded House and Dave Matthews Band will headline Bluesfest 2020
Travelling to London? You can read Time Out (in book form!) to find out where to go

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Travelling to London? You can read Time Out (in book form!) to find out where to go
You could set the agenda for Sydney’s future

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You could set the agenda for Sydney’s future
Shakespeare's bloodiest play is being reimagined by this visionary director

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Shakespeare's bloodiest play is being reimagined by this visionary director
Meet the 25-year-old playwright taking over Australian theatres this year

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Meet the 25-year-old playwright taking over Australian theatres this year
Score free entry to the Powerhouse and Australian Museum for one weekend

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Score free entry to the Powerhouse and Australian Museum for one weekend
Sydney Symphony is launching 'Symphony Hour' at the Town Hall

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Sydney Symphony is launching 'Symphony Hour' at the Town Hall
A whopping 29 more venues are now open for business in Darling Square

A whopping 29 more venues are now open for business in Darling Square
The West End's poptastic musical about Henry VIII's wives is coming to the Opera House

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The West End's poptastic musical about Henry VIII's wives is coming to the Opera House
Handpicked Wines has launched an online cheese shop

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Handpicked Wines has launched an online cheese shop
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Competitions and announcements

Five unique dishes worth searching for
Things to do Five unique dishes worth searching for

We’ve hunted down five truly one-of-a-kind dishes that no food fan will want to miss

Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Sydney: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At Bopp and Tone on Monday September 9, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google – stay tuned for details.  Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.      In association with 

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 on the Cenny Coast. 

Time Out Sydney magazine
Things to do Time Out Sydney magazine

Our winter issue will be available from June 6-7. 

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.

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The best of Sydney

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 florists in Sydney
Shopping The best florists in Sydney

We’ve picked out our favourite Sydney florists and flower shops that always deliver.

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

These mystical wayfinders are a beacon for Sydney sightseers.

18 of the best vegan restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants 18 of the best vegan restaurants in Sydney

Opt for more plants on your plate.

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 16 best playgrounds in Sydney
Kids The 16 best playgrounds in Sydney

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

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.

Wheelchair accessible restaurants in Sydney
Restaurants Wheelchair accessible restaurants in Sydney

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

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. 

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. 

Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales
Travel Where to find the best blowholes in New South Wales

First things first: get your head out of the gutter. 

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.

The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills
Restaurants The 26 best cafés in Surry Hills

No visit to Sydney is complete without a repast at the undisputed breakfast capital of Australia. 

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.

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

Every dog loves a trip to the beach. 

Where to see animals in Sydney
Attractions Where to see animals in Sydney

Head to these zoos and parks for a guaranteed meet, feed and pat. 

The best nudist beaches in Sydney
Attractions The best nudist beaches in Sydney

Feel the fresh salt water over every part of your body.

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.

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 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

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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City of Gold review
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City of Gold review

There are plays about families that are designed to envelop you with the sinking feeling of upper-middle-class malaise. There are plays about families that want to shock you with hidden secrets. There are plays about families disintegrating, reconnecting, struggling and striving. Some of Australia’s best plays take the family unit and explore it with tenderness and honesty but without compromise, and while they’re at it, they reflect something about the truth of ourselves as a community and as a country. City of Gold, the debut play by actor Meyne Wyatt, is one of those plays.  Breythe (Wyatt) is an actor about to walk off the set of an Australia Day lamb commercial. The ad, for all its message of unity, is plainly white-centred and racist, and just as Breythe is telling his white co-worker in full Captain Cook garb that he should speak up about it too, he gets a sign in the form of a willie wagtail and a phone call from home. His father (Maitland Schnaars) has died.  So Breythe leaves Sydney and heads back to Kalgoorlie, where his family – sister Carina (Shari Sebbens), brother Mateo (Mathew Cooper) and cousin Cliffhanger (Jeremy Ambrum) are trying in their own ways to hold themselves together. But in a town where peaceful protests by the Indigenous community leads to police attacks in riot gear and white residents both threatening and enacting racial violence (which really could be any community in Australia), just being able to grieve – and pursue a wrongful death case f

Titus Andronicus
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Titus Andronicus

Brace yourself: fearless firebrand director Adena Jacobs is coming to Bell Shakespeare, and she’s taking on one of Shakespeare’s goriest tales. Astonishingly, the company, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, has never programmed the gruesome revenge tragedy, which was one of Shakespeare’s earliest smash hits. Packed full of corruption, rape, cannibalism, mutilation and murder, it’s generally considered to be Shakespeare’s most violent play and tells the tale of two families locked in a cycle of bloodthirsty vengeance during the Roman Empire. “Titus Andronicus is a nightmare – a grotesque examination of reciprocal violence and histories doomed to repeat themselves,” says Jacobs, who will direct Jane Montgomery Griffiths (MTC’s Macbeth) in the title role, alongside Catherine Văn-Davies, Melita Jurisic, Tariro Mavondo, Jayna Patel, Josh Price, Tony Ray Ray, Daniel Schlusser and Grace Truman. Given that Jacobs isn’t afraid to be a little confrontational, this should be a match made in Shakespearean heaven.

St-Germain Wellness Weekend
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St-Germain Wellness Weekend

Trust the French, a nation that has good living down to an art, to come up with a philosophy of mindful drinking. According to Camille Vidal, a French wellness advocate and hospitality industry professional, living well means eating and drinking well. And that includes enjoying a quality cocktail from time to time. In that low ABV spirit, Vidal has partnered with French liqueur St-Germain for a “Wellness Weekend” at Paramount Recreation Club in Surry Hills. Guests can take part in two-hour sessions mixing health and hedonism: yoga and meditation led by Vidal, followed by brunch or snacks over St-Germain cocktails. Healthy hedonism might sound like a contradiction in terms, but Vidal insists it’s not. Balance, says the yoga teacher, isn’t about abstention; it’s about enjoying the good things in moderation.  Tickets for each session are $28 and include take-home goodies such as a sports bag, sports towel, two St-Germain glasses, and a 50ml bottle of elderflower liqueur.

Time Out Food Awards
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Time Out Food Awards

Forks at the ready, Sydney: the Time Out Food Awards are returning. At Bopp and Tone on Monday September 9, Time Out readers will join the stars of the local restaurant industry to celebrate the city’s best restaurants, cafés and chefs. Expect delicious canapés, Bisleri Sparkling and Still Water, refreshing ales from Gage Roads, and wine and spirits. MasterChef season ten fan favourite Khanh Ong will be your host, announcing winners in categories such as Best Cheap Eat, Chef of the Year and the coveted Restaurant of the Year award. There will also be a new People’s Choice Award celebrating signature eats worth searching for, in partnership with Google. Make sure you read our guide to unique eats in Sydney, try them all, and get voting for your fave Tickets ($55 + BF) go on sale from August 1 and will sell quickly, so mark your diary, save the date, spread the word and snap your eating adventures using the handle #foundongoogle.  These awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors Google, Gage Roads Brewing and Bisleri.  // var exampleCallback = function() { console.log('Order complete!'); }; window.EBWidgets.createWidget({ // Required widgetType: 'checkout', eventId: '64954853716', iframeContainerId: 'eventbrite-widget-container-64954853716', // Optional iframeContainerHeight: 425, // Widget height in pixels. Defaults to a minimum of 425px if not provided onOrderComplete: exampl

Extended Play
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Extended Play

Are you ready to binge on avant-garde sounds? Returning to City Recital Hall on August 31, Extended Play is a non-stop, 12-hour festival of new contemporary classical music. Starting at noon and ending at midnight, the festival features 20 performances by soloists, duos and ensembles from across Australia and internationally. With passes to the entire event just $35, it’s an accessible way to delve into the world of innovative music in one extraordinary session. Headline act is Margaret Leng Tan, known variously as the ‘queen of toy piano’ and the ‘diva of avant-garde pianism’. Born in Singapore, Tan was a colleague of music great John Cage and is internationally renowned as the world’s foremost performer of ‘new piano’. She will be performing a brand new composition by Grammy and Pulitzer prize-winner George Crumb. The festival has been curated by City Recital Hall and Lyle Chan, and includes Synergy with the Polymorphic Orkestra (an Australian percussion group in collaboration with an electro acoustic art music ensemble); Sonya Lifschitz and Christine Johnston (a piano and vocals duo); Decibel (a Western Australian group of composers, improvisors, programmers and sound artists); Kammerklang (a chamber orchestra that collaborates with artists from other fields); and the Australian Voices (a choir that performs the work of Australian composers).  The only event of its kind in Australia, Extended Play is a must-attend for anyone eager to have their mind blown and their ears

Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool
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Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool

Get ready for the annual Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool festival, to showcase the best of the west. As you might have guessed from the title, Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool is bringing some pretty cool food options to Liverpool's centre. The festival of art, music, culture and food aims to have something for everyone, with cuisines from around the world represented.  You'll want to come hungry. Food trucks offering delicious street food throughout the day include Lambda (Greek favourites like gyros and souvlaki); Dirty Bird (Southern-style chicken wings and burgers, plus Japanese flavours); El Caminito (chorizo and South American street food); You Pizza; Rangers Texas BBQ; Angy's Pancakes; and Fritz's Wieners. It's not all food trucks, either, with local eateries like El Topo Cantina (Mexican food) Indian Taste Liverpool and juice bar Tropicana having a presence at the festival. There will even be a bar by Macquarie Bistro. The festival is a tasty treat for your other senses, too. There will be performances by singer, rapper, guitarist and producer Milan Ring, the Australian Arabic Band, a dance and music performance by dance company Shaun Parker and Co. and DJ Fly Waves will be performing. Hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion, who was born-and-bred in Liverpool and has been breaking barriers with his messages of social justice, will be headlining the live music line-up on the day so don't miss out!  The fun doesn't stop there, either, with visual art also a big part of the festiv

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