The best of Sydney
20 things to do in Sydney at least once in your life
Sydney’s a beautiful place to live and a glorious city to visit. We’ve picked out 20 things to do that show off our best side, from kayaking on the harbour and cocktails with a view to our favourite weekly markets, the best underground restaurant in the city and where to get your culture fix.
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. See our list of ten favourite places to wander and remember to pack a camera – these walks offer some of the best vantage points for snapping our city at its best.
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Salt and pepper squid in Sydney
Deep fried squid, calamari, salt and pepper squid – whatever you want to call it and whichever way you want to fry it – it comes up on every other menu in Sydney. From pubs to fine diners, Italian institutions to the local fish and chip shop, we scooted around Sydney to see who's frying up the cephalopods in the most interesting of ways, and letting you pay for your salty fried treat using your American Express.
The 7 Sopranos: Songs from Stage and Screen
A touch of Hollywood glamour will be coming to the Concourse when the 7 Sopranos debut their new musical show Songs from Stage and Screen. The all female singing line-up will dish out renditions of some of the biggest hits of the silver screen, including toe-tapping numbers like 'I Got Rhythm', 'Big Spender' and 'Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend'. The limited season will see the ladies transport you back to 1956, the heyday of classic film soundtracks. Celebrating sisterhood, showcasing their powerhouse voices, and revelling in the nostalgia of classic films, Songs From Stage and Screen will see the ladies sporting '50s pin up looks. The show was written and directed by Tarita Botsman, and stars local operatic and musical talents including Deborah Rogers, Claire Candy and Rachel Pines. You'll be more than familiar with the works of composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin and Mancini, so get ready for a throw-back evening with some of Australia's most delightful voices.
If you've ever had a chance to see the Australian Ballet in action, there's a good chance you'll have seen them performing works choreographed by the country's leading dancemaker, Graeme Murphy. To celebrate Murphy’s prolific 50-year career with the Aussie Ballet, the company will perform a repertoire of some of his greatest moments at the company at the Sydney Opera House. Titled Murphy, the bill will feature Murphy’s acclaimed 2009 take on ‘Firebird’ (created for the Australian Ballet, as part of a triple bill paying homage to major 20th century works by the Ballet Russes), alongside a series of shorter works created during his tenure as artistic director of Sydney Dance Company. You'll get a snapshot of Graeme's career highlights including The Silver Rose, Air and Other Invisible Forces, Grand, and Ellipse. Graeme Murphy started off his career in the Australian Ballet's corps de ballet, before making his way to be the head of Sydney Dance Company. Across his five-decade-long career, Murphy has propelled his bold and passionate artistry onto the stages of Australia and across the world, and this performance will showcase a snapshot of his talent.
Time Out presents: Bulletin Place X Rocker Seaside Sundays
Previous Time Out Bar of the Year winner Bulletin Place and Darren Robertson's Rocker are teaming up for the perfect Sunday sessions, every Sunday in March. The produce driven cocktail maestros will collaborate with the neighbourhood restaurant with Bulletin Place's Tim Philips shaking up tipples inspired by some of the world's favourite coastal destinations including the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South East Asia and of course, Australia. Each Sunday both the snacks and cocktails will change depending on what's hot at the market, putting seasonality at the forefront of each dish and drink. Rocker's beachside vibe will permeate each snack, so you can see out the weekend with sandy feet and snacks created by chef Stuart Toon. This Sun Mar 11, you can expect Australia-themed tipples like; a Myrtle Sour with vodka, lime sour with a cinnamon myrtle syrup, and nutmeg; the Downunder Southside with gin, two types of mint, and organic Australian honey; matched with Aussie snacks including a fish finger sambo and tartare slaw, and roast cauliflower and macadamia hummus, served with fermented potato bread. By snapping up a ticket to this Time Out partnered event you'll get two cocktails plus two tasting plates for just $30 +BF, and if you wanna keep the snack party rocking, you'll also enjoy 20 per cent off the total bill if you dine in the restaurant after.