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The best steaks in Sydney

The best steaks in Sydney

No longer is the benchmark of a good steak tenderness alone. These days, restaurants are more concerned about ensuring flavour is the forefront of this special treat. Flavour derived from dry-aging, exploration of lesser known cuts, and of course how and where the meat was raised. More than anything, these restaurants are highlighting the old-world ritual of a steak dinner, elevating the craft from a quick sizzle and a bucket of peppercorns, to a practice of respect for both the diner, and the beast. From the prime ribs to the ironwood-grilled and the extremely dry-aged, we've picked out the best red meat Sydney has to offer. Clear your schedule, sit back and get stuck in. Not in a meaty mood? Chow down at one of Sydney's best vegan restaurants.

The best long lunch spots in Sydney

The best long lunch spots in Sydney

In a city like Sydney, with its kilometres of waterfront, truly great restaurants and consistenly gorgeous weather, long lunches should be on your regular to-do list. Whether you're overlooking the Harbour, sitting by the beach or in the depths of the city, here's our list of where to spend lazy, sunny days sipping, eating and lounging around in good company.  Is it ticking over to dinner time already? Check out one of Sydney's best restaurants with a view. Thirsty for more? Check out our pick of the absolute best bars in Sydney right now.

The best waterfront restaurants in Sydney

The best waterfront restaurants in Sydney

You know you've reached peak Sydney when you're sipping a crisp wine over a beautiful dinner and outside the windows is the big blue. Perhaps it's three-courses of modern Aussie fare from Sean's Panaroma overlooking North Bondi Beach? Or maybe you prefer the gentler harbour vistas you get at Chiosco or Catalina, or spots that sit on the city's edge like Bea or Lumi? One thing's for sure, eating by the water gives your meal that extra shine, which is why so many Sydneysiders flock to the shores for a special occasion, year-round. For your next anniversary, work dinner or to impress visitors from out of town, book a table at the best waterfront restaurants Sydney has on the books. After a spot for a big group? Check out our guide to the best private dining rooms in Sydney. Looking for a bar with altitude? These are Sydney's best rooftop bars.

Things to do in Sydney this long weekend

Things to do in Sydney this long weekend

There is so much to see, do and taste in Sydney right now – and many of us have even more days to get amongst it with our second long weekend in a row coming in hot. The Anzac Day long weekend gives us three days off across April 23, 24 and 25, and there is a wealth of fun up for grabs (and we aren't just talking two-up). We could get used to this.  The YCK Intersections festival is bringing gigs, workshops, tarot readers, cocktail collabs and more to the thriving cluster of CBD bars and businesses. Over in the Rocks, 107 on the Rocks is reimagining historic spaces with cultural experiences, workshops and installations, and most of the program is cheap or free. Calling all culture vultures, the Biennale of Sydney is packing creativity into spaces all over the city, and this year there are some fascinating collaborations to see, blurring the boundaries between science and art. And best of all, it's totally free. Dancing, singing and nightclubs are back in action too, so go on and cut a rug on the best dancefloors in Sydney. Make sure you're looking out for yourself and others when you're out and about. Stay safe, mask up, and keep those hands sannied, Sydney.  Since many Sydneysiders are homebound or may not be vibing with heading out into the world, we also have you covered for the best things to do at home as well as the best things to do out and about, below.  We also have you covered for the best shows to see in Sydney, the best art exhibitions to check out, and the best

Our jam-packed guide to Sydney Comedy Festival 2022

Our jam-packed guide to Sydney Comedy Festival 2022

Get ready for the rib-tickling of your life, because Sydney Comedy Festival is rolling into town with the ROFLs once more. This year sees the welcome return of international acts, and another year of post-2020 chaos for the comedians to sift for jokes and lessons. As ever, there's a jam-packed line-up of funny folks on offer, but if you're looking for a cheat sheet on which sets are the cream of the comedy crop, look no futher than our (evolving) guide. With the help of our Melbourne team, who've been out there casting a critical eye over all the shows debuting at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we've cherry-picked the finest funny people headed to town, so you know exactly who's down to clown.  The key venues are Newtown's Enmore Theatre, the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, and the Comedy Store in the Entertainment Quarter. The 2022 Sydney Comedy Festival runs from April 25 to May 22.

The best Broadway shows you need to see

The best Broadway shows you need to see

The best Broadway shows attract millions of people to enjoy the pinnacle of live entertainment in New York City. Every season brings new Broadway musicals, plays and revivals, some of which go on to glory at the Tony Awards. Along with star-driven dramas and family-oriented blockbusters, you can still find the kind of artistically ambitious and original offerings that are more common to the smaller venues of Off Broadway. All Broadway productions were closed in March 2020, but most of them are now sheduled to return in the fall or spring, and you can buy tickets for them now. Here are our theater critics' top choices among the shows that are currently playing on the Great White Way.  RECOMMENDED: Complete A–Z listings of Broadway shows in NYC

How and where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Melbourne

How and where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Melbourne

A true-blue Aussie tradition, the gambling game of two-up is only legal in Melbourne on ANZAC Day. Brought over to Australia as 'pitch and toss' by the English and Irish, it was rife through the gold rush days and equally popular with soldiers during World War I. As a result, it’s become synonymous with April 25, during which select pubs and RSL clubs across the country host games. How to play two-up, trad-style 1. Two coins are placed on a paddle (kip) by the ‘spinner’. You and fellow punters will need to surround them and commence bellowing things like “tennahead!” (read: I want to bet $10 on both coins landing heads up). 2. Want to take that bet? Lock eyes and vigorously wave your ten dollars in the head-better's direction, then give them your cash if they accept (heads holds the money). 3. The boxer (referee) yells ‘come in spinner’, to cease bet-making whereupon the coins are flicked in the air. They have to reach higher than the spinner’s head and fall within the circle to count as a valid toss. If it's heads, you lost. Tails? You won! One of each? The spinner keeps tossing till there's a result. 4. Celebrate/console yourself with beer. Repeat.

Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney

Where to play two-up on ANZAC Day in Sydney

There are many ways people around the world honour their service people and the sacrifices they make as members of our armed forces, and here in Australia we do it by betting on the flipping of two coins, drinking beers and eating something barbecued – all of this preferably happening after attending a dawn service or a march earlier that day. Sydney’s most major dawn service is back at the Cenotaph in Martin Place, with this year’s 4.30am ceremony marking the 95th year that the dawn service has taken place at this very location since 1928. There are three public viewing areas available surrounding Martin Place, with designated accessible viewing areas also available for pre-registration, the details of which can be found here. The ANZAC Day march through the Sydney CBD is kicking off at 9am, with it ending in a 12.30pm commemoration service by the Pool of Remembrance at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park.  After you've paid your respects in a more formal way, it's time to toss some coins. We've rounded up the best spots for a rowdy game of two-up in the city on ANZAC Day. RECOMMENDED: The 60 best bars in Sydney right now.

The best ANZAC biscuits in Sydney

The best ANZAC biscuits in Sydney

Just in time to cure your hot cross bun withdrawal, here comes a whole weekend dedicated to the ANZACs – and the biscuits that bear their name. Here’s our rundown of where to find the tastiest in town and what to expect when you do. After something to do on ANZAC Day? Here's our guide to the best places to play two-up.

Things to do in Sydney this week

Things to do in Sydney this week

As our unusual summer exits the building and autumn settles in over Sydney, we tenatively take our coats with us when we leave the house. Confusing temperatures and persistent rain clouds aside, the city is still full of so much to do. Inner city laneways will be thrumming with activity over six weeks with the YCK Intersections festival, Manly is lighting itself up with Play Manly's interactive street festival, and there's plenty more happening around town, including more than one pop-up roller skating rink. Calling all culture vultures, the Biennale of Sydney is packing creativity into spaces all over Sydney, and this year there are some fascinating collaborations to see, blurring the boundaries between science and art. And best of all, it's totally free.  Many restrictions have lifted, with dancing, singing and nightclubs back in action. But remember to be cautious, and if you're feeling unwell, stay home and get tested. Since many Sydneysiders are homebound or may not be vibing with heading out into the world, we also have you covered for the best things to do at home as well as the best things to do out and about, below.  We also have you covered for the best theatre in Sydney, the best art exhibitions to check out and the best new restaurants and bars in town.  Note: in light of changing demands, many events across Sydney are being postponed, rescheduled or cancelled. Things are changing rapidly. Always check ahead with the event organiser to see if an event or venue yo

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La Esquina

La Esquina

5 out of 5 stars

Aquí podrías estarte todo el día viendo cómo salen cortados, brunch antológicos, dulces caseros y zumos recién exprimidos (pero te perderías la vista del ventanal). De hecho, todo lo que el equipo de La Esquina factura en cocina y barra es natural, artesanal y está hecho con alma: cafés exquisitos, desayunos, almuerzos y meriendas. Fueron un punto y aparte en la introducción del café de especialidad en Barcelona, ​​y también lo son en el bocadillo: el chef Marc Pérez Arias ha asumido la dirección del restaurante, reorientando la carta hacia los bocadillos. Pero no de cualquier modo. Encontrará artefactos de cocina medida y precisa, como una revisión del bocadillo de calamares con emulsión de 'furikake' (adictivo condimento japonés), cebolla crujiente, piparras y lechuga romana en pan bollo, o el Katsu Sando, una particular versión del bocadillo japonés de nombre homónimo con ventresca de atún, salsa “La Cantonada”, mayonesa japonesa y lechuga romana braseada en pan de molde. Y para los nostálgicos, mantienen logros como sus huevos benedict o el bikini con pan de payés y gruyere. Pero todo aquí es bueno: desde los hummus hasta unas bestiales patatas bravas con caldo de pescado y mayonesa de alioli negro. Las ensaladas no están para figurar: son un plato principal, sabroso, hecho con cariño y contundente. Sí, está lleno de 'expats' portátil en ristre, pero La Esquina no gentrifica: los precios son asequibles, si tenemos en cuenta el emplazamiento.

Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel

Directly opposite the Reina Sofía Museum – home to Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece ‘Guernica’ – the Hard Rock group has magicked up a beautiful, laidback hotel (and on the site of a former car park, no less). Like in the HR restaurants you may have dined in elsewhere, there are plenty of cabinets filled with memorabilia here – chief among them the blue denim jeans worn by Elvis Presley during an NBC Television Special in 1968 – but it’s the rest of the decor that really stands out. The huge hanging guitar in the lobby, the mural inspired by the post-Franco La Movida countercultural movement behind the bar, the sculpture that riffs on Velásquez’s ‘Las Meninas’: the overall feel is that of an art gallery, perhaps one curated by Pedro Almodóvar. The rooms are slick, too, and pretty well priced (you’re talking between Є145 and Є200 for a double). And as for the food? Excepcional. Don’t miss the brunch that comes served in a guitar case, and the cocktails with views at rooftop bar RT60.

Sydney St Patrick's Day Festival

Sydney St Patrick's Day Festival

Whether you've got Gaelic heritage or are just in it for a good time, St Patrick's Day is a perfect excuse to celebrate – and this year the Rocks is once again set to be the epicentre of the Irish-inspired merrimaking in honour of the March 17 holiday. On Sunday, March 20, Irish pride will take over the historic precinct in the form of free family-friendly activities, markets, toe-tapping live music and world-class Irish dance performances.  Due to current restrictions, the usual parade will not be going ahead this year, but there are plenty more ways to take advantage of the fact that Sydney is one of the few cities in the world able to enjoy a St Patrick’s Day celebration in 2021. There will be more activities than you can shake a shamrock at for the whole family to enjoy along Tallawolladah Lawn in front of the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and further along the Quay at Bligh & Barney Reserve. First Fleet Park will also be over 18 only and restricted on a first come basis. Fiddle-de-dee, you can also turn your timeline green with the photo opportunities scattered around the lawn outside the MCA including giant Irish hats, Irish harps and green post boxes, or find your name on the shamrock wall. Of course, the pubs and restaurants that have been serving visitors to the Rocks for years will be pouring Guinness too. The Rocks is home to Australia's oldest Irish pub, the Mercantile Hotel, which will be keeping the tubthumping spirit alive (check out it's website to skip the

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

Following its Australian premiere at Sydney's Darlinghurst Theatre Company in autumn 2021, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner is finally winging its way to Melbourne in winter 2022. And with a rave reviews (including a phenomenal, five-star rating by Time Out Sydney) you bet we're excited. British playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones's exciting work draws on the social media vortex, deploying GIFs, memes and emojis to consider questions of cultural appropriation, racism, homophobia and online trolling. It all spirals out of an online argument about the success of 23-year-old “self-made billionaire” and reality TV star Kylie Jenner, that sets best friends Cleo and Kara against one another.  A collaboration with Green Door Theatre Company, the show stars the inimitable Moreblessing Maturure and Iolanthe, as co-directed by proud Bardi and Jabirr Jabirr woman Shari Sebbens, and actress and musician Zindzi Okenyo. “Jasmine Lee-Jones has written one of the greatest debut plays I will ever have the privilege of reading, turning even the simple act of page formatting into a thrill,” Sebbens says. “The voices of Cleo and Kara bust through the atmosphere of a global shift every one of us should be feeling right now, bringing big pain and big heart. They crack open the URL, the IRL and force us to look at the space we hold each other in.” Maturure, who is also a co-producer and community engagement specialist on this project, adds: “My cheeks hurt the whole train ride when I first read this

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Tapping on was never this much fun. If you're an adrenaline fan, then you'll be happy to learn that once again the Sydney Royal Easter Show will bring the best thrill rides from around the world to Sydney Olympic Park, but with one big difference this year: the introduction of the Carnival Fun Pass.  The Carnival Fun Pass allows you to tap and play all day: goodbye paper coupons! The Pass is valid for all rides and games – use it on rides like the Rebel Coaster, with 350 metres of track including two 11-metre drops and a gravity-defying giant loop, or the knuckle-biting Aviator – lifting you more than 100 feet up for an exhilarating swing higher and higher into the sky. Younger Show visitors can tap and ride in the Kids Carnival too. You can order your Fun Pass at the same time as you book your Easter Show tickets and have the Pass mailed out to you. The Pass can be  loaded with credit online before you go, and it can be topped up at a kiosk or booth at the Show. The Carnival Fun Pass truly brings the Show into the 21st century, and just in time for the 200th anniversary of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW – the organisation that has been presenting the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the last 199 years, and helping ensure that Australia remains a thriving and innovative agricultural producer.  The Show will take place over the school holidays, April 8-19, with more than enough to keep you and your crew entertained for a whole day and into the night. Thousands of animals wi

Alliance Française French Film Festival

Alliance Française French Film Festival

Plus ça change as the Alliance Française French Film Festival (AFFFF) returns in March for its 33rd hurrah. This year there are more than 42 films to look out for, including some Australian (and world) premieres.  Highlights from this year's festival include: Mali TwistThis cinematic time capsule depicts an under explored side of Mali's history through a love story. If nothing else, see Mali Twist for its cinematography, which is inspired by the photography of Seydou Keita and Malick Sidibe. Farewell Mr HaffmannSet in Nazi occupied Paris in 1941, Farewell Mr Haffman follows a Jewish jeweller as he seeks refuge for himself and his family from his French Catholic employee.  PeacefulOne of the most powerful films on the AFFFF is Peaceful, a heartbreakingly beautiful story about a man coming to terms with his terminal cancer diagnosis. Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, Peaceful also stars Dr Gabriel Sara, a real-life oncologist who also draws from his experiences supporting patients in this role.  MaigretWould it even be a French film festival without a Gérard Depardieu film? Maigret brings to life Georges Simenon’s best-selling crime novels starring Depardieu as Jules Maigret, the fictional Parisian detective.  Petite MamanCéline Sciamma directs in this modern-day fairytale that explores mother-daughter relationships and how to deal with grief.  The festival returns to seven Melbourne cinemas (Palace Balwyn, Palace Cinema Como, the Kino, Palace Westgarth, Palace Brighton Bay, Asto

Maniax

Maniax

Everyone gets a bit stressed from time to time, the trick is knowing what to do with all of that frustration. You might just need to blow off a little steam. Why not do it with an axe? Yes, an axe. This warehouse set-up in St Peters attracts all sorts of people from hens and bucks parties to office outings. Established in 2015, this bright idea for letting off steam sprung a chain of six Maniax locations around Australia, and the empire only keeps growing.  Playing the game is easy. You pick your axe, aim it at the target and heave it with all your might. “Everyone’s got a different style,” says Maniax co-owner Adam Schilling. “Some people are lobbers, some throw it hard, some soft…” They teach the same technique to everyone, says business partner Steve Thomas. “But everyone puts their own spin on it. Pardon the pun.” “It’s all about finding your inner lumber Jack or Jill,” says Steve. Their top tip? “Follow through, then flick your wrist,” adds Adam. Schilling and Thomas met as working airline pilots and have been mates since they shared a house in Adelaide. Steve came across the new sport while he was living in Canada. “We did it for my bucks party, and when I told Adam about it he was like ‘we need to set up in Australia.’” They pitched a target in Adam’s backyard in Coogee and “threw until the neighbours got upset”. “The first insurance broker we approached laughed and told us we were crazy,” says Steve. They eventually got it over the line and the venue has a zero-tolera

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

One thing is certain: it hasn't been anyone's day, week, month or year. But things are looking up with the hotly anticipated Friends! The Musical Parody finally set to hit Melbourne in 2022.  This production is of course based off Friends, one of the world's most popular sitcoms. The comedic stage musical has proved just as popular, playing for almost a year in New York before touring the US. After being delayed a number of times due to the events of 2020-2021, the show is finally coming to Melbourne from November 23, bringing all your favourite twenty-somethings to the stage as they negotiate life, love and work in 1990s New York. The musical was penned by Bob and Tobly McSmith, who have a long track record of lovingly spoofing '90s TV shows, recreating TV's most memorable moments and creating soundtracks that bring something new to the stories we already know and love. The Australian production is directed by Dash Kruck with choreography by Cameron Mitchell, set and costume design by Frances Hannaway, lighting by Jason Glenwright and musical direction by Steven Kreamer. And it goes without saying, but this is an unauthorised parody.  Tickets for the Friends! The Musical Parody Melbourne season are on sale now.

Bare Island

Bare Island

The government of the day built an elaborate fort on this island 30 metres off the coast of La Perouse in the early 1880s, seeing the land Cook had described a century earlier as “a small bare island” as a good place to ward off invaders. But from the moment it opened in 1885, there were problems: an 1890 Royal Commission found that inferior concrete had been used and the crumbling fort was decommissioned by 1902. It was next used as a retirement home for war vets before coming under the jurisdiction of the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service. Later, it would cameo in Mission Impossible II. The island is also the usual location of the bi-monthly Blak Markets, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led cultural and shopping event.  Island hop? You can tour the historical island Sundays at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm ($15 for adults). The surrounding reefs are a hot spot for local divers.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival – held in March/April every year – is impossible to miss, with the city practically shaking with laughter every night for several weeks. MICF is back in 2022, with the festival running from March 30 to April 24. Some of the festival's biggest events like the Gala and Comedy Allstars Supershow, are coming back, and festival registrations for comedians are now open. They'll stay open until March 2022 as well, to give artists as much time as possible to consider their options in this uncertain landscape. The 2022 festival also features a new logo by local artist David Booth, a sunny, joyful figure that will replace the Judy Horacek-drawn logo that the festival has used since 2019.  In 2022 MICF is bringing back international guests, with the likes of Stephen K Amos, Flo and Joan, Arj Barker, Mark Watson, Jason Byrne, Urzila Carlson, Melanie Bracewell and Guy Montgomery all set to perform. Local talent slated for the festival so far includes Ivan Aristeguieta, Carl Barron, Michelle Brasier, Harley Breen, Sam Campbell, Aaron Chen, Georgie Carroll, Nick Cody, Joel Creasey, Alice Fraser, Luke Heggie, Nazeem Hussain, Sammy J, Jimeoin, Becky Lucas, Ali McGregor, Rhys Nicholson, Chris Ryan, Andy Saunders, Dane Simpson and Kirsty Webeck.  The festival is bringing back its 24/24 ticket deal for 2022 as well. For 24 hours from 11am on Tuesday, February 1 until 10.59am on February 2, you can score tickets to a range of shows for just $24. There a

La Bohème

La Bohème

La Bohème premiered in 1896 and quickly ascended into the pantheon of the greatest operas of all time. The story of a poor seamstress, Mimi, and her bohemian friends is set in Paris around 1830, but Opera Australia’s production, directed by Gale Edwards, changes the setting to Berlin in the 1930s, with lavish costumes and set design that capture all the decadence and glamour of the Weimar Republic, with red velvet curtains, fishnets and boho threads. The opera is a famously heart-tugging show, with big melodies – ‘Musetta’s Waltz' in Act Two is the tune to listen out for, as well as the famous double-dose back-to-back arias 'Che Gelida Manina' and 'Mi Chiamano Mimi'. Puccini’s tragic opera was also the inspiration for the musical Rent and a key influence on the film and musical Moulin Rouge. This production was created for Opera Australia's 2011 season and it has proved a popular hit. This season is the last go-around for it however, so don’t miss out. It’s the ideal entry point opera for newbies, and a classic production for aficionados too. See what else is in the Opera Australia 2022 season. 

The Vigil at Barangaroo Reserve

The Vigil at Barangaroo Reserve

Now in its fourth incarnation as part of Sydney Festival, The Vigil: Songs for Tomorrow is an intimate night of contemporary ceremony, song and fire led by the new generation of First Nations artists.  The night before January 26, a fire will be lit at Barangaroo Reserve for all who wish to gather and contemplate the significance of this time for many First Nations people. The family-friendly vigil is open to all and will provide a safe space for people to spend time reflecting on the impact of colonisation in Australia, starting on the anniversary of the night before the First Fleet arrived. Previous years have seen musical performances and stories of country from current and future community Elders. This version runs from 7.45pm to 10.30pm on Tuesday, January 25. The event is free to attend and you don't need a ticket. 

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A huge food and music fest kicks off in the CBD this weekend and we’re giving away free tix

A huge food and music fest kicks off in the CBD this weekend and we’re giving away free tix

You can experience the very best of the city’s thriving bar scene with a side helping of floor-filling music this weekend, and you won’t spend a cent for the pleasure, because Time Out is shouting free tickets to any two events taking place at the pop-up three-day party at Barrack Street, Master the Art. Use discount code TOSHOUT when you book tickets and get 100 per cent off entry to two of the eight awesome happenings taking place from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24. Each ticket is usually $60, so you can enjoy $120 worth of good times, for the princely sum of diddly squat. Not a bad deal, eh? So, which events should you catch? Here are your options: FRIDAY  Indie Music Showcase When: Fri Apr 22, 6-10pmWhere: Barrack Street, SydneyGet tickets here Help launch the weekend with some masters of the art of indie rock and pop. Alternative pop songstress Wafia is your headliner, with support from singer and TikTok sensation Ūla, lovable ‘Slow’ crooner Hauskey, and local singer-songwriter Little Green. SATURDAY Maybe Sammy: Art of the Martini When: Sat Apr 23, noon-1.30pmWhere: Barrack Street, SydneyGet tickets here It’s the preferred drink of James Bond and Dean Martin and the cornerstone of a cocktail maker’s repertoire. Make a good one and your party’s off to a killer start, but what are the secrets? Join an acclaimed bartender from Maybe Sammy, the Sydney cocktail bar that was voted number 22 in World’s 50 Best Bar Awards 2021, as they show you the ropes, spirits and te

“We look like ants!”: Anne Hathaway and Roger Federer take a Grand Tour in a new Swiss tourism video

“We look like ants!”: Anne Hathaway and Roger Federer take a Grand Tour in a new Swiss tourism video

Switzerland is beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that its beauty far, far outshines one of the greatest tennis players of all time parkouring over a glacier with an Oscar-winning, globally renowned actor. This is the clear message of the latest Switzerland Tourism campaign. The video features Switzerland’s own tennis hero Roger Federer teaming up with multi-award winning film star Anne Hathaway, who – in a fictitious storyline, it should be stated – embark on a road trip covering the Grand Tour of Switzerland, to make a promotional tourism video. The Grand Tour is a 1,643-kilometre route that shows off some of the country’s most incredible sights and scenery. As a result, Roger and Anne undertake all kinds of epic adventures – hopping over glaciers, synchronised swimming through icy glacial waters – only to find they barely feature in the final cut of the new commercial, which instead focuses purely on the gorgeousness of Switzerland. Poor Roger and Anne “look like ants” in the finished version, as Anne points out, with the director choosing to max-out on glistening lakes, towering mountains and sweeping meadows, rather than the two A-list celebs. Surprisingly, the mega-famous pairing aren’t too happy at being thrown to the cutting room floor, and they thrash it out with the director and his editing team, to no avail. One of the team even commends Roger’s “amazing abs” on display in a swimming scene – after mercilessly editing them out, that is. Spoiler alert: no abs, amazing

Nuclear bunkers become a talking point in Switzerland again

Nuclear bunkers become a talking point in Switzerland again

One thing that the last few years have taught us is that we live in strange and unpredictable times, further proof of which comes from the discovery that nuclear bunkers are now very much an acceptable conversation topic in Switzerland once again. Switzerland famously built nuclear bunkers during the Cold War, to protect citizens from the potential threat of nuclear weapons being used. Now that international tensions have mounted again with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, coupled with increased murmurings about nuclear activity, those same bunkers are back on the agenda.  It’s not known exactly how many bunkers were built, but the total number is thought to run into tens of thousands. Currently, most bunkers are derelict or disused (or used for less-terrifying purposes than avoiding nuclear conflict, like storage), but it’s believed many of the shelters could easily be used for protection again if needed. Add to this the fact that Swiss law requires local municipalities to provide a form of nuclear shelter for all of its residents, and it’s not too difficult to see why there’s suddenly renewed interest in these spooky spaces. One of the most well-known of these is Lucerne’s Sonnenberg Tunnel. Nowadays used simply as part of a motorway, the tunnel was the world’s largest civilian nuclear shelter when it was built in the 1970s, with enough room for 20,000 people. Get a glimpse into some of Switzerland’s strangest bunkers through a collection of photos that peer into these eeri

Switzerland has been voted the fourth happiest country in the world

Switzerland has been voted the fourth happiest country in the world

It may be painfully expensive to buy a beer at times and it may get cold – like really cold – in the winter, but none of that matters when it comes to true happiness in Switzerland, as the country has been ranked as one of the happiest places to live on the planet yet again. The ranking appears in the annual World Happiness Report published by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network. For the fifth year in a row, Finland topped the table, followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland, with the Netherlands in fifth place. Clearly, the Nordic countries are the place to be if you want to boost your happiness. Although impressive, Switzerland’s position at number four is one spot lower than the previous World Happiness Report rankings in 2021, which placed the country third in the table. The United Kingdom ended up a lot lower down the rankings in 17th place, one spot below the United States in 16th. The report uses data from the Gallup World Poll and assesses a range of factors to measure happiness, including life expectancy, gross domestic product, social support and freedom to make life choices. It should also be noted that the data was collected before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Switzerland’s pretty-darn-happy status, take a look at our recommendations for the best things to do around the country, which includes lots of tips for making the most of Switzerland’s magnificent outdoors.

El gran centro de acogida de refugiados ucranianos en Cataluña será la Fira de Barcelona

El gran centro de acogida de refugiados ucranianos en Cataluña será la Fira de Barcelona

El gran centro de acogida para refugiados ucranianos de Cataluña se ubicará en la Fira de Barcelona y empezará a funcionar a partir del viernes 18 de marzo. Así lo informó en 324 tras las declaraciones de José Luis Escrivá, ministro de Inclusión, Seguridad Social y Migraciones, que ha puntualizado que este centro tiene tres funciones: dar una orientación inicial a las personas refugiadas que lleguen a Barcelona, facilitarles los trámites para obtener el permiso de trabajo y de residencia en 24 horas, y derivarlos a lugares más adecuados en caso de que lo necesiten. Así pues, la Fira de Barcelona acogerá a las personas refugiadas que lleguen a Barcelona y allí podrán pasar las primeras noches, hasta que puedan recibir una ubicación donde instalarse definitivamente. En el centro, los refugiados también recibirán asistencia jurídica y psicológica y el espacio también funcionará como centro de operaciones de la Cruz Roja y para personas refugiadas en tránsito. Además, en la capital catalana se están evaluando otras posibles localizaciones con capacidad y condiciones para acoger a unas 400 personas. Según el Gremio de Hoteles de Barcelona, ​​se han habilitado cerca de 3.000 plazas en una veintena de establecimientos entre la ciudad de Barcelona y las comarcas que le rodean. En el resto del estado hay otros centros de acogida, como el de Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), que abrió el pasado viernes y donde hasta ahora se han atendido a 550 personas, según ha informado el Ministerio de I

Miami’s party-starting DJ Behrouz returns to a Zurich club this weekend

Miami’s party-starting DJ Behrouz returns to a Zurich club this weekend

He may be from Miami, but acclaimed house DJ Behrouz Nazari – known simply as Behrouz when he’s behind the decks – has always had a close relationship with Switzerland, which he’ll be renewing when he hits Zurich’s Hive club on Saturday night. Behrouz has made a name for himself in the underground electronic scene over the years thanks to his deep, punchy and soulful take on dancefloor-focused house, which has led him to clubs and festivals around the world. This includes frequent sets at Zurich’s Club Q (sadly no longer with us – read what Behrouz told us about Club Q here, back in 2017) and the epic, wild, desert ride that is Burning Man festival, where Behrouz became a regular on the mighty Robot Heart bus – an actual bus converted into a mobile festival stage, armed with rack-upon-rack of hefty speakers. It suited Behrouz’s uplifting sound perfectly, and you can hear that sound for yourself when the man himself takes charge of the sonics at Hive’s long-standing club night, Rocket (Rakete). He’ll be headlining a bill that also features a host of other DJ talent, including Animal Trainer, Acid Flora, Dario D’Attis and Kyuubi. It promises to be a fine night of forward-thinking grooves. Behrouz plays Rocket at Hive, Zurich, on Saturday February 26.

地域に根差すアート拠点、鳥取美術館が2025年春に開館

地域に根差すアート拠点、鳥取美術館が2025年春に開館

2025年春の開業を目指す鳥取県立美術館の着工が始まった。同館は倉吉市の倉吉パークスクエアに隣接してオープンする予定で、鳥取のアートを発信する地域に根差した美術館を目指す。 鳥取県立美術館(提供:槇総合計画事務所、イメージ制作:ヴィック Vicc Ltd.) 美術館は地上3階建てで、周辺の広大な空間を生かして建設される予定だ。5つの常設展示室と企画展示室のほか、地元の人が立ち寄れるカフェや展望テラスなどを配置。展望テラスからは、近くにある大御堂廃寺跡地などが見渡せる。館内は木のぬくもりが感じられる広々とした空間デザインで、子どもたちが絵本を読んだり、来館者が自由にくつろんだりできるスペースも配置。 コンセプトは「未来を『つくる』美術館」。展覧会のほかにもワークショップなど参加型のイベントを実施し、市民と美術の交流の場を形成していく予定だ。 鳥取県立美術館(提供:槇総合計画事務所、イメージ制作:ヴィック Vicc Ltd.) 見どころは、鳥取県ゆかりの美術の数々だろう。鳥取県立博物館が所蔵する美術コレクション約1万点を継承するほか、その後も継続的に作品の収集を進める。そのほか、デザインや建築、ポップカルチャー、漫画などに関する企画展を年4本程度開催予定だ。 県民の生活の一部になるような、長く親しまれる美術館の完成が待ち遠しい。 鳥取県立美術館の詳細はこちら 関連記事 『業界初、製作過程を公開する国際映画スタジオがギンザシックスにオープン』 『Chim↑Pomが森美術館内に託児所を開設、クラファン実施中』 『国立新美術館で「メトロポリタン美術館展」を楽しむ5のこと』 『下北沢に複合施設テフラウンジが開業、ミニシアターなど併設』 『恵比寿のナディッフアパートに約6メートルのストリート作品が登場』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら 

Sydney Festival is on now: here’s how you can make the most of it safely and comfortably

Sydney Festival is on now: here’s how you can make the most of it safely and comfortably

Sydney Festival commenced its 2022 program on January 6, with over 100 events taking over many of the city’s theatres, parks, pools, streets, screens and galleries throughout the month.  But with Omicron cases surging and La Niña opening the heavens and cranking up the humidity, Sydney's 2022 is off to a precarious start to say the least. The festival’s organisers acknowledge that Covid-19 remains an ongoing challenge and have taken this into account in all of its festival planning. All events and festival venues are deploying Covid safety plans and implementing all mandatory Department of Health regulations, including compulsory face masks in indoor and outdoor settings, as well as audience check-ins.  Feel more comfortable attending open-air events? More than half of the program is taking place outside, including the return of the free Sydney Symphony Under the Stars event on January 23, and the stacked 22-night Speakers Corner concert series. (Some selected Speakers Corner shows will also be livestreamed, check here.) You can also explore outdoor art installations including the luminescent, towering spectacle, Airship Orchestra, down near Darling Harbour. Over at Barangaroo, Future Dreaming is a large-scale artwork by First Nations artist Jacob Nash, head designer at Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Festival’s creative artist in residence. It serves as a place to gather, look to the past and demand the future. Or, take the kids for a bite with (almost) real live dinosaurs

These countries have made vaccination compulsory – so could the UK be next?

These countries have made vaccination compulsory – so could the UK be next?

Around the world, compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 is on the rise. Some countries, like Austria, Ecuador and Germany, have mandated vaccines for all citizens above a certain age, while others have focused on certain groups. Italy recently made jabs compulsory for the over-50s, while plenty of countries have mandated them for all public servants and/or health workers. And even in countries where vaccines aren’t being directly mandated, some governments are severely reducing the freedoms of those who choose not to get a jab, with world leaders getting much more vocal about vaccines and anti-vaxxers. Last week, French president Emmanuel Macron caused a stir by saying he wanted to ‘piss off’ the unvaccinated, which probably could’ve been just un petit peu more nuanced.  In the UK, compulsory vaccines have been in effect since November, but only for health workers. Certain venues are only allowing in jabbed guests, and some companies have mandated vaccines for their employees – though none were made to do so by the government. But if the current situation were to worsen, would (and should) the government consider mandatory vaccination?  On the one hand, vaccines are proven to work. They drastically limit the transmission of Covid-19, so fewer people catch the virus, and they also reduce the severity of the virus if people do catch it. Vaccines reduce pressure on hospitals, so fewer people die. The unvaccinated, however, are both more likely to spread Covid and suffer more s

自宅でフライト気分? ANAがファーストクラスのリラックス着など発売

自宅でフライト気分? ANAがファーストクラスのリラックス着など発売

ここ数年、国際線の飛行機とは縁がなかったかもしれない。長時間のフライトを快適にしてくれるアメニティーグッズや機内食を懐かしんでいる人もいるだろう。航空会社のANAは、これまでもビジネスクラスやエコノミークラスで提供されている機内食や、カートをオンライン販売するなど、自宅で旅行気分を味わいたい人のニーズに応えてきた。 そんな同社が旅客の要望を受けて新たに販売開始したのが、国際線機内で使用されている新品寝具類だ。  ファーストクラスのリラックス着(Photo:ANA) 第1弾として販売されるのは、ファーストクラスで提供される『リラックスウェア』(7,700円)や、ビジネスクラスの『パジャマ』(6,300円)、『カーディガン』(6,800円)といった、着心地に定評のあるアイテムだ。そのほか、ANAに乗ったことがある人ならなじみあるブルーの『ブランケット』(3,500円)や、機内でベビーベッドを使用する際に提供している『マシュマロパフガーゼ』(3,900円)を販売する。  ビジネスクラスで提供するパジャマ(Photo:ANA) あのブルーのブランケットも(Photo:ANA) どのアイテムの価格も送料込み、購入するとマイルがたまるのもうれしい。今後第2弾としてビジネスクラスの掛け布団や枕の販売も予定している。 まだまだ海外への渡航が難しいが、機内グッズを手に入れることで旅への欲求が満たされるかもしれない。グッズはANAの公式ECサイトから購入することができる。  関連記事 『デジタル庁、入国時の手続きを簡素化するサービスを開始』 『政府が新型コロナワクチン接種証明書アプリを公開』 『トラベルチェックリスト:海外渡航前に用意しておくべきもの』 『異世界を冒険? 地球の歩き方と月刊ムーが作ったガイドがアツい』 『国土交通省、12月到着予定の国際線新規予約停止を要請』  東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら

スターバックスが2022年の干支「トラ」グッズをオンライン限定販売

スターバックスが2022年の干支「トラ」グッズをオンライン限定販売

※2021年12月24日時点、『スターバックス カード ギフト Year of the Tiger』のみ販売中、ほか売り切れ。 波乱に満ちた2021年も終わりを迎えようとしている。気持ちを一新して、新年を迎えたいと意気込んでいる人は多いはずだ。 2022年の干支は「トラ」。スターバックスジャパンは、活力のシンボルでもあるトラをモチーフにしたグッズを2021年12月20日(月)からオンラインストアて限定゙発売する。 この投稿をInstagramで見る スターバックス公式(@starbucks_j)がシェアした投稿   この『Year of the Tiger』シリーズは、スターバックスアジアコレクションの一部。真空二重構造のステンレスボトルや、パーツの取り外しが可能なコールドドリンク専用のタンブラー、トラのしっぽが持ち手になったマクカップ゙など日常使いできる可愛らしいアイテムがそろう。 新年の挨拶やささやかな贈り物にしたいのは、1,000円分が入金してある『スターバックス カードギフト』。ブックカバーとしおりがセットになっており、トラと一緒にオレンジのイラストがあしらわれている。 2022年は、36年に1度の周期で巡ってくる「五黄の寅」の年。縁担ぎにもなりそうなアイテムを今から集めてみては。  スターバックスアジアコレクション Year Of Tiger の詳細はこちら 関連記事 『パントンが発表、2022年の色はベリーペリ』 『渋谷スクランブルスクエアが2022初日の出特別鑑賞イベントを開催』 『世界目線で考える。Year-end Special Talk 2021→2022』 『渋谷駅前のカウントダウンイベントが2年連続中止へ』 『東京、元旦以外も訪れたい初日の出撮影スポット5選』  東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら 

Things to buy to support London’s restaurants and bars right now

Things to buy to support London’s restaurants and bars right now

It’s all got a bit bad again, hasn’t it? With Covid cases rising rapidly in London and lots of us starting to isolate so that we don’t get sick over Christmas, our city’s venues are looking decidedly empty. Some have even closed. Forza Wine, for example, shut on December 15 to protect its customers and staff. Its owner Bash Redford, revealed to Time Out that doing so has lost the wine bar more than 1,000 bookings between now and the end of the year. ‘We had two more positive cases this morning, which we could have gotten through on a skeleton staff, but we would’ve been broken, it’s just not worth it. We had to make the call to protect staff and our customers. If we don’t, no one’s going to be able to get home for Christmas.’ Redford said. If you’re feeling worried about the future for your faves but are nervous to head out for food or booze right now, you’ve come to the right place: we’re spending the next few days rounding up all the stuff you can buy to support London’s restaurants and bars. From brilliant merch and foodie bits to vouchers and meal kits, all these things make excellent last-minute Christmas presents for friends (and treats for yourself).  Foodstuff Today Bread sourdough starter, £3 Made from 200 percent hydration wholemeal rye. Dishoom house chai, £16 The same Masala Chai you get given in the queue for the Indian mini chain but in a tin to make at home.  Lina Stores pasta hamper, £65 Rigatoni, bucatini, trofie and some very good olive oil and passata.  Thr