Time Out Sydney magazine this month

You know what will make you feel good? Getting outside. Walking around our city’s gorgeous harbour. Enjoying a few pints at your favourite pub (might I suggest one of the just-announced winners of the first-ever Time Out Pub Awards?). Taking in one of the shows at the city’s many art galleries (might I suggest the Archibald, which returns to the AGNSW this month?). Basically, enjoying all the best that Sydney has to offer.

You know what will make you feel even better? Reaching out and trying to make life better for someone else – whether that someone is a homeless person living on the steps of Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross; a young child battling cancer; a refugee trying to build a new life in Australia; even a four-legged feline hoping to find a permanent home. There are loads of cool, creative ways to improve the world around you, and this month we’ve rounded up 25 of the best. I reckon you’ll be inspired to get involved once you see what we’ve uncovered.

Also this month, we go on a pub crawl through The Rocks, dive into the always-controversial Archibald Prize, talk to singer Andy Bull about his new album and round up where you can make your Bastille Day in Sydney tres magnifique. We’ve also got interviews with Jersey Boys star John Lloyd Young, Hugo Weaving, Denise Scott and Brendon Gleeson. Happy reading.

Nicholas Fonseca Editor

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Five reasons to buy Time Out this month

1. Spa wars!

We blissed ourselves silly and reported back from the city’s most serene, sumptuous palaces of self-indulgence. (Well, somebody had to…) Check out our list of the best places for facials, hot steams, wet shaves and even a 24c gold massage.

2. Enmore Road in six bites

You won’t be ducking into that Oporto much longer once you jot down the six outrageously delicious meals you can find on Enmore Road, which has become a serious food-lover’s destination in recent months. Seriously – just try to resist the soft serve from Hartsyard.

3. Do something!

Adopt a shelter animal, host a charity dinner, work at a fun run…hell, climb the Himalayas! If you want to do right by the world, we’ve got options for you.

4. Shoppers’ guide to Balmain

That prettiest of suburbs is also pulsing with retail life – from kids’ stores to clothing emporiums and one very cool bookstore where we like to get lost for hours, Balmain has something for anyone with a wallet just begging to be emptied.

5. Rocks Pub Crawl

The best spots for ordering pints in the Rocks are all located just a hop, skip and jump from each other. So make a day of it with our ‘round-the-clock guide to drinking (and, of course, eating!) your way through the city’s most historic of districts.

Plus there are all the usual lovingly curated sections on Museums and Art, Around Town, Music, Comedy, Kids, Food and Drink, Nightlife, Performing Arts, Music, Time In and Film at your fingertips. Summer may be over, but that's no excuse to stay in – get out there and have a ball.

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