The Best Things To Do In November

Drink, Eat, Guide, Play, Sydney / 23 October 2020

Celebrate spring with the best things to do in Sydney this November.

Summer is nearly here and Sydney’s social calendar is in full swing. This month, we’ve got plenty of foodie festivals, cultural events and all-you-can-eat dining experiences to keep you busy. Find out more below!

Antidote Festival at the Sydney Opera House (November 29th)

Sydney Opera House’s annual festival of action, ideas and change returns this November. Get ready for a jam-packed day of talks, discussions, workshops and thought-provoking conversations at one of our city’s most iconic arts centres. Find out more here.

A Three-Day Cocktail Festival Is Happening At Opera Bar (November 13th to 15th)

Popping up on the harbour foreshore for one weekend only, get ready for the inaugural Sydney Cocktail Festival (hosted by Opera Bar in collaboration with Bacardi Martini Australia). Find out more here.

Cape Mentelle x Aquabumps Explore Your Horizon Exhibition (November 28th to 29th)

To celebrate its 50th anniversary and rich history of wine exploration and innovation, Cape Mentelle is hosting an interactive exhibition and wine tasting experience this November. Hosted in collaboration with acclaimed Australian photographer Aquabumps, the Cape Mentelle x Aquabumps ‘Explore Your Horizon’ exhibition will be running at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club for two-days-only (November 28th to 29th 2020). Find out more here.

Celebrate Fairy Bread Day & Raise Much-Needed Funds For (November 24th)

Get ready to enjoy the iconic, nostalgic snack of fairy bread for a good cause this November. The call-out is for everyone to get the 100s & 1000s out of the cupboard and sprinkle some love for our youth this Fairy Bread Day. Share a plate of Fairy Bread at the school bell strike of 3.15 pm on 24 November, at the office or at home, in person or virtual, or if you’re a venue get involved too! Find out more here.

Image: Steven Woodburn

Chophouse Returns With Matt Moran At The Helm

Get ready for the reopening of Sydney steakhouse, Chophouse, swinging open its doors once again on November 4th. Esteemed chef Matt Moran has created the entire new menu, with a stripped-back offering focused on locally sourced premium produce. Find out more here.

Discover Where To Find Blooming Jacaranda Trees This Season

As October comes to an end, one of Sydney’s favourite seasons come to life: Jacaranda season. In fact, the whole state comes alive during the end of spring with these vibrant purple blooms. Whether you’re in the inner city or over the bridge, here are the best spots to find Jacarandas across Sydney. Find out more here.

Experience 1,000 Live Music Gigs Happening Across NSW

To help revive the crippled live music industry, the NSW government has just launched an epic new events program. Set to launch in November 2020, Great Southern Nights will see 1,000 gigs hosted across the state, helping to give musicians, managers, venue operators and production workers opportunities for employment. Find out more here.

Italian Night @ Yulli’s Brews (November 25th)

On Wednesday November 25th ahead along to Yulli’s Brews to enjoy an Italian dining experience like no other. The evening will include a six course Italian degustation paired with six wines from the motherland, and guided wine tasting hosted by Australia’s favourite Italian – Giorgio De Maria. Find out more here.

Newtown Festival Is Back As A DIY Backyard Party

For the first time in its history, Newtown Festival won’t be going ahead as an in-person event this November. But instead of canceling the festival altogether, the team from Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (the not-for-profit responsible for organising the event) has pivoted to create a new-look festival in 2020. Find out more here.

Putt Your Way Through A Pixar-Themed Mini Golf Course (Until November 15th)

Kicking off (or should we say, putting off) this September, Pixar Putt is the new pop-up mini golf experience coming to Sydney this spring. Running from September 26th to November 15th 2020, Pixar Putt will be landing at the Bankwest Stadium Precinct in Parramatta. Find out more here.

Rosé Rising Returns to Barangaroo House (from November 5th)

Experience life through rose-tinted glasses as Barangaroo House celebrates the return of ‘Rosé Rising’; a month-long, multi-sensory celebration of all things pink, rosé and art, launching Thursday 5 November through to Thursday 5 December. Find out more here.

Salt Meats Cheese Brings Back All You Can Eat Mondays 

Wanna score all you can eat pizza? Head to Salt Meats Cheese every Monday this November to score just that. For jsut $25 per person enjoy unlimited slices of pizzas (with every drink purchase). Plus, for an extra $5 you can score all-you-can-eat gnocchi as well. There’s even an option to go vegan or gluten free (for an additinoal $5). Swing by for dinner at your nearest SMC venue (except Cronulla), with new pizzas on the menu each week. Find out more here.