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Things to do this weekend across Australia

What do you have planned this November weekend? Festival season has kicked off, so there's a heap of opportunities to dance and bliss out to some live music. Long lines and crowds not your thing? There's plenty of theatre performance, food experiences and art exhibitions to explore this month, too. Find a further list of things to do this weekend across Australia in November 2023, below.



Christian Louboutin presents the Louboutin Bar at the David Jones Sydney flagship store. The bar will offer a curated menu inspired by the French Maison, featuring handcrafted cocktails, monogrammed coffee, and delectable bar snacks until December 26.

Chandon have teamed up with Manly Pavilion to welcome summer with a Chandon Spritz Garden taking place between 23 – 27 November 2023.

Mikhail Bulgakov’s literary masterpiece The Master & Margarita will be brought to life at Belvoir St Theatre from November 11 through to December 17.

See Annabel Crabb at the The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre in Sutherland on November 25.

The Sunset Cinema returns to Bondi, with films like Barbie, Dumb Money and Asteroid City planned for November.

Ricos Tacos has a new home at The Norfolk and will be slinging tacos, asada, tortas and more.

Step into the National Art School to preview its 2023 Postgrad Show.

Phoenix Central Park will host performers including MOUNTAIN: Clark x Melanie Lane, Mildlife, Zion Garcia, xmunashe, Omega Ensemble, Ngulmiya, They Hate Change, and many more until December 12.

See Bell Shakespeare’s touring production of Twelfth Night at the Sydney Opera House, featuring original music from Sarah Blasko. Open until 19 November.



From November 24 until December 10, the much-anticipated Always Live program will kick off in Melbourne, promising 17 days of live music from the likes of Christina Aguilera, Caroline Polachek, Angie McMahon, Ruby Fields and more.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mushroom Group are putting on a live concert on Sunday, November 26 with artists like The Rubens, DMA's, Paul Kelly and more.

Step into the Lee Miller exhibition at Heide and experience the surrealist lens of the beloved American photographer.

Running 9 – 19 November, Melbourne Queer Film Festival takes place this month with over 50 screenings. See the full program here.

Domaine Chandon is opening up its grounds for people looking to soak up the sun with a refreshing beverage in hand. To book one of its Chandon Garden Spritz Picnics, head here.

House of Darwin and Laundry Gallery are doing a pop-up in Melbourne from October 25 through to November 23, celebrating all things good from the Top End.

Japanese omakase restaurant, Warabi, have paired up with DJ Prequel to launch a Jazz Kissa Concept in line with a new, approachable $165pp multi-course omakase sashimi and sushi menu.



There's still time to get your tickets to Spilt Milk on November 25. With Post Malone, Tkay Maidza, Budjerah and Cub Sport set to perform.

STUMPS, Moaning Lisa, Spiderbait, and Dom Dolla are just some of the acts you can catch this month in Canberra.

Step into the National Gallery of Australia and experience the photographs of Nan Goldin.



Get your tickets to Cry Baby Fest, taking place on November 25 at Adelaide Gaol. Dune Rats, Jack River, Touch Sensitive and more are set to perform.

See Bloc Party, Russell Morris, San Cisco, Big Wett, You Am I, Regurgitator and Tex Perkins in Adelaide this November.



Fremantle Biennale returns with its most original and largest program yet.

See The Angels, Grinspoon, Babe Rainbow, The Rions, Teenage Joans and Bloc Party in Perth this November.

Start your weekend at PICA After Dark, a series of Friday-night music events in November and December. Explore Roberta Joy Rich’s exhibition The Purple Shall Govern, enjoy a beer and listen to the live music on offer.



Pick up your cup of coffee from DuYu Coffee Roasters' new spot at 9 Hele Crescent, Alice Springs.

If you're itching to go vintage shopping, step into Alice Texas secondhand shop and rifle through its racks.



See Chappell Roan, the production of Overflow and the artwork of Paul Yore at Brisbane Powerhouse for Melt Festival. Taking place from November 11-26.

There's still time to get your tickets to Spilt Milk on November 26. With Post Malone, Tkay Maidza, Budjerah and Cub Sport set to perform.

Måneskin, Post Malone, Paramore, Daniel Caesar, Keiynan Lonsdale, and Bloc Party are just some of the live music acts you can catch in Brisbane this month.

See Rainbow Serpent by Daniel Boyd at the Institute of Modern Art.




Bloc Party, Ben Lee, SAFIA, Illy, and Grinspoon are just some of the artists you can see in Hobart this November.

Tim Minchin is gearing up for an Unfunny Evening with His Piano on November 18 at the Odeon Theatre.

There's always Salamanca Market.


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