The Ultimate Guide to What’s on in Sydney this November

The Ultimate Guide to What’s on in Sydney this November

A guide for cool things to do this November in Sydney


November is the annual time of year where men are encouraged to ‘let it grow, let it grow’ – their beard that is; in the spirit of spreading awareness and raising funds for men’s health.  Grow a Mo to Save a Bro is the slogan this year, click through to sign up or donate.
movember sydney harbour


Sculpture by the Sea

Marks Park, East end of Fletcher Street, Tamarama

Now- November 10, 2019

This annual art event is in it’s 23rd year – and features a range of site specific artworks popping up along the 2km scenic coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. Free, and dog friendly.
sculptures by the seas



Japan Supernatural at Art Gallery of NSW

Nov 2 2019- March 8 2020

Art Gallery of NSW is hosting an exhibition of more than 180  key Japanese artworks from the past and present that focus on manifestations of the paranormal from folklore, literature, theatre and art. The exhibition is centred on an installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, and is said to be the largest and most complex exhibition of Japanese art in the Gallery’s history according to Gallery director Dr Brand. Tickets are $25 for adults, and free for children under 12 years old.



Newtown Festival

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown

Sunday November 10

A festival for social change that celebrates the unique eclectic vibes of Newtown through live music and an abundance of food, drink, and fashion. Ticket sales go towards fundraising for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre supporting the homeless and those with mental illness. Dogs are welcome.

newtown festival



Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park

Nov 26, 2019

Wanna rock and roll all night and party every day? Well, not for much longer – as this is the band’s “End of the road” final world tour. Grab your mates and snap up some tickets if you’d later cringe at missing the opportunity.

kiss concert sydney


Jacaranda Trees

A free, wholesome, seasonal activity –  Jacaranda season. Admire the purple blooms coming out in spectacular fashion everywhere around Sydney city, including Oxford St near the army barracks, the Sydney Botanic Garden, and around Kirribilli.

Jacarandas in Kirribilli. Pic: PomInOz for iStock



Commune 32 King St, Newtown

Nov 23, 2019

TEDx operates, “in the spirit of ideas worth spreading”. Speakers include Ginny Monterio, Joe Dusseldorp, Leslie Rice and Tanya Silverira, who will be discussing local issues, broader humanities and new scientific discoveries. Expect a thought provoking evening.



Mental as Anything Festival

Paramount Recreation Club, 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills

Nov 9, 2019 11am – 12pm

Mindfulness, meditation and dance are on the agenda for a series of workshops and classes focusing on making friends with your mind and improving mental health.


MCA Artbar

Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks

Nov 29, 2019. 7-11pm.

Sitting somewhere in the intersection of a party and an art exhibition, MCA Artbar is a quarterly event hosted by different artists featuring interactive activities, killer harbour views, and music.

This month’s Artbar will be hosted by artist, Hannah Brontë – who will be transforming the space into a rainforest eco-system, a natural space that celebrates creative collaboration. There will be DJ’s on the rooftop terrace all night, and complimentary entry to the MCA exhibitions. Tickets are $24 general admission, $18 for MCA Members and Concessions.

MCA sydney harbour



The Nutcracker

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

November 30 – Dec 18, 2019

The Nutcracker is a timeless and iconic Christmas production, and will be the final of the Australian Ballet’s 2019 season. If you haven’t been to the ballet before, the Nutcracker is one of the most fun filled crowd pleasers, sure to entertain even the harshest Christmas Grinches and ballet sceptics.


Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities

Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Now – December 15, 2019

Cirque du Soleil is a pop up, globe trotting circus infamous for its incredible performers and theatrics. This years show transports its audience into the cabinet of an ambitious inventer who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to shift perspectives and turn the world upside down. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune wrote “…the Cirque has come roaring back with a dazzling, hyper-detailed, potent, quixotic and generally fantastic show that reveals this extraordinary artistic company’s singular capacity for exploration and metamorphosis. It is not to be missed on any account. Even the music, sung by the Greek vocalist Eirini Tornesaki, is beguiling”.



Darling Square Library

The Exchange Building, Little Pier Street, Haymarket

November 9, 2019

November 9th is the official launch date of  Sydney’s newest library. Check out the stunning architecture and venture inside to view the library’s collection of over 30,000 items, and sign up for a workshop.  The library has dedicated children’s areas, an ‘ideas lab’, free Wi-Fi, and a laser cutter. This is a library 2.0 – with courses available on 3D printing, electronics and robotics. On top of all these exciting attractions – there will be a DJ spinning tunes, and free coffee and gelato in Darling Square precinct to sweeten the appeal 😉

darling square library


Christmas in the City

Pitt St Mall to Martin Place

November 23, 2019 6.30pm-9.30pm

And it’s Christmas again? Oh dear, the years flown! See Sydney’s city centre come alive with pop up stages, entertainers, magicians, choirs, lights, decorations, and a dancefloor. The Martin Place Christmas tree will host a sound and light show every 15 minutes from 7.30pm. For families it is noteworthy that Santa will be arriving in his reindeer tricycle led sleigh riding through the event selling stockings for $5 – proceeds going to charity partner Surf Life Saving NSW.


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