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The best of Sydney theatre, film, art and music reviews and news

The best art exhibitions in Sydney this month
Art

The best art exhibitions in Sydney this month

Here's our guide to the coolest art exhibitions around town, from the little guys right up to the blockbuster shows

The best live performances in Sydney this month
Theatre

The best live performances in Sydney this month

  From comedy, to theatre, to dance, here are some of the best live events you can check out right now

Where to see live music in Sydney right now
Music

Where to see live music in Sydney right now

It's music to our ears as live gigs fire up the amps once more and mosh pits get sweaty

The best Sydney events you can stream online
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The best Sydney events you can stream online

Feeling a bit lazy? You don't even have to leave home to get inspired by our thiving culture 

The latest movie reviews

I Am Greta
Film

I Am Greta

A bracing race through of a very important year in the young climate activist's life 

Baby Done
Film

Baby Done

A New Zealand comedy starring stand-up Rose Matafeo and Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis? Sign us up

Irresistible
Film

Irresistible

Jon Stewart is a wry observer of US politics, but this take is uninspired

Hope Gap
Film

Hope Gap

There's something poetic about writer William Nicholson’s second feature as a director 

Movie-going in Sydney

Fincher Fest

Fincher Fest

One of the best directors at work today, the Ritz celebrates his films from The Game to Mank

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Halloween double feature: Get Out and Us

Halloween double feature: Get Out and Us

Jordan Peele has you sorted for smart scares with a side of outré hilarity

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Frightful Eighties Drive-in Cinema
Film

Frightful Eighties Drive-in Cinema

Binge Stranger Things in your car down by the Georges River at Connells Point

Moonlight Cinema returns to Centennial Park
News

Moonlight Cinema returns to Centennial Park

After months of being cooped up inside, we’re also super-pumped for the return of movies outdoors

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

From Singin' in the Rain to Moulin Rouge! via Chicago, tap your toes to these classic cinematic musicals

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Disney+ Drive-in

Disney+ Drive-in

Parramatta’s Bankwest Stadium shocases the Mouse House’s finest after the sun sets over the city

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The best art in Sydney

Art from Trash
Art

Art from Trash

Ingeniously inventive artists sustainably create magic from nothing but junk

Real Worlds
Art

Real Worlds

If you feel like you’re always getting lost in your imagination, then this is the exhibition for you

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalists announced
News

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalists announced

From kooky condiments to a naked Trump and Putin, the petite but perfectly formed entries are eye-opening

Kim Carpenter. The Happy Prince
Art

Kim Carpenter. The Happy Prince

Go Wilde with this whimsical water colour show exploring the beloved children's story

Hiroshi Nagai: Paintings for Music
Art

Hiroshi Nagai: Paintings for Music

This exciting retrospective traces the artist's progress from designing record sleeves, to depicting Californian dreams

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2020

Spot the famous faces on show, including former footy player Adam Goodes, celebrity chef Adam Liaw and Sharon Strzelecki

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The best theatre and dance in Sydney

How does it feel to go back to the theatre in Sydney?
Theatre

How does it feel to go back to the theatre in Sydney?

Each theatre company is figuring their own way through the new normal. We checked in

Liveworks 2020
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Liveworks 2020

From Moreblessing Maturure in political performance art, to First Nations love letters, this radically good program has it all    

Frozen

Frozen

December in Sydney is toastier than Arendelle, but it’s pretty cool news Elsa and Anna are bringing their magic to town

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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Theatre

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Eryn Jean Norvill plays the lead role and every support character too in this new take on Oscar Wilde's creepiest story 

Rood Food
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Rood Food

Now you can grab dinner and a risqué drag revue all in one wicked weekend night out

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Animal Farm
Theatre

Animal Farm

Top up your dystopian visions quota for 2020 with this George Orwell adaptation at the New Theatre

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Your guide to art in Sydney

The best art exhibitions in Sydney this month
Art

The best art exhibitions in Sydney this month

Galleries are reopening, hurrah, so here's your guide to what's out there for keen culture vultures to feast on

Where to find Sydney's best street art
Art

Where to find Sydney's best street art

Dodge the gallery crowds and take in exciting art with a message to convey in the great outdoors

The best public art in Sydney
Art

The best public art in Sydney

Revitalising laneways, commercial precincts and public squares, these artworks aren't afraid to show off in public

The best ARIs in Sydney
Art

The best ARIs in Sydney

If you're after emerging and experimental art, here are ten key artist-run initiatives (ARIs) to get you started.

Where to see Aboriginal art
Art

Where to see Aboriginal art

Whether you're visiting from overseas or a curious local looking to get beyond the basics, here's where to start.

Your guide to the Biennale of Sydney 2020
Things to do

Your guide to the Biennale of Sydney 2020

Wiradjuri man Brook Andrew takes the reins as the Biennale’s first Indigenous Australian artistic director 

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The best music in Sydney

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2021 program

Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2021 program

From Rachmaninov to Radiohead, there’s something for everyone to unwind to 

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Ursula Yovich (Live)
Music

Ursula Yovich (Live)

The term ‘living legend’ gets thrown around a little too loosely these days, but fully applies here

Yulugi and Jeremy Rose Quartet double bill
Music

Yulugi and Jeremy Rose Quartet double bill

Let loose at the LazyBones Lounge with this ace line-up plus pizza

Ciaran Gribbin

Ciaran Gribbin

  He’ll launch new single ‘Let’s Change the World’, co-written with Status Quo, at Newtown's the Vanguard

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Paul Weller Live at Sydney Opera House
Music

Paul Weller Live at Sydney Opera House

Swaggering through a 45-year career, the Modfather knows how to captivate an audience

Nooks and Crannies: Volume 2
Music

Nooks and Crannies: Volume 2

Courtney Barnett, Moses Sumney and The National reveal a hidden side to the Opera House with these intimate gigs

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