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  • The Art Gallery of NSW's Sydney Modern Project Has Arrived with Immersive Installations and Water Views

    This new Sydney art gallery spans four floors, boasts works from Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami, and has been called New South Wales' "most significant cultural build since the Opera House".

  • The Best Advice Ever: TLC's Chilli on Career Longevity, Cruisy Hits, and Staying Cute and Comfortable

    We chatted with Chilli from iconic 90s favourites TLC about staying timeless in both music and fashion — and the best advice MC Hammer ever gave her.

  • $5 Wagyu Birthday Sliders

    Tuesday 8th November
    @ Various Ribs & Burgers locations across Australia

  • Riot Grrrl Pioneers Bikini Kill Are Returning to Australia in 2023 for a Run of Solo Shows and Festival Gigs

    The trailblazing trio will hit Hobart, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney on their first tour Down Under in over 25 years.

  • Post Malone Has Created His Own Rosé and It's Now Available in Australia

    There are only 10,000 bottles available in Australia.

  • Stormzy Has Cancelled His 2022 Australian Tour and Dropped Out of Spilt Milk

    Steve Lacy will replace the UK sensation on the Spilt Milk lineup while he's in the country for a run of solo shows.

  • Sydney Will Soon Be Home to a Two-Storey Spa with a Sky-High Relaxation Deck Overlooking Darling Harbour

    Sydney getaway alert: the new holistic spa treatment menu will sit alongside the previously opened infinity pool on level four of the hotel.

  • Huge News: It Looks Like US Burger Chain Wendy's Is Preparing to Launch in Australia

    The popular burger chain — not to be mistaken with the local ice-creamery — is making moves to bring its famous square burgers to Australia.

  • Thieves Coffee Is the Coffee Subscription Service Delivering Local Beans and Pods to Your Door Every Month

    Expand your coffee horizons and save by cutting down on trips to the coffee shop.

  • Bon Iver Is Headed to Australia in 2023 Which Will Mark Their First National Tour Since 2009

    Bon Iver's dreamy falsetto will be coming to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane — as well as festivals in Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania.

  • Maybe Sammy Has Been Named the Best International Bar Team at the Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Spirited Awards

    The award-winning cocktail bar has added another trophy to its cabinet.

  • Qantas Will Fly Direct From the East Coast of Australia to London and New York from 2025

    If you despise lengthy layovers, keep an eye on Qantas' new flights which will leave from Sydney and fly direct to London or New York.

  • Sydney Favourite Firedoor Just Came in Third in the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants for 2022

    Firedoor was one of seven Australian spots to make the list — and one New Zealand eatery made the cut, too.

  • Stormzy Is Finally Bringing His Latest World Tour to Australia and New Zealand Later This Year

    The biggest name in UK grime is heading south in November and December to finally tour his pre-pandemic album 'Heavy Is The Head'.

  • The Art Gallery of NSW Will Launch Its Sydney Modern Project with New Works by Nine Artists

    Yayoi Kusama, Jonathan Jones, Lorraine Connelly-Northey and Lee Mingwei are all creating original pieces for the art gallery's expansion.

  • Win a Five-Night Stay in a Luxury Brisbane Penthouse and $5000 Spending Money

    Spend five nights in the penthouse suite of Kokoda's new Brisbane property with your own private chef, plus $5000 for a shopping spree.

  • KFC and Sydney Fine-Diner Nel Have Teamed Up for a Chicken-Filled 11-Course Degustation

    The Surry Hills restaurant is creating extravagant and imaginative versions of popcorn chicken, potato and gravy, and wicked wings — with all proceeds going to charity.

  • Splendour in the Grass Has Announced Sideshows for More Than 20 International Artists

    Get ready for headline shows from Liam Gallagher, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jack Harlow, Jungle and Orville Peck.

  • The Whitsundays' New Island-Hopping Three-Day Music Festival Dream Machine Is Going Ahead This Month

    Dance to tunes from Hayden James and The Jungle Giants, then sleep on Daydream Island.

  • Lorde's Huge Australian and New Zealand Tour Has Been Postponed Until 2023

    "Touring internationally through a COVID outbreak has a ton of unforeseen moving parts, and I’d much rather play for you when we’re all confident it will go smoothly."

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