Events You Need to Know About this November 2019


All the top events across Australia in November 2019.


EXHIBITION Collecting Comme

Until 26 July 2020 | NGV International, Melbourne
Showcasing the lasting influence of Comme des Garçons, this special retrospective is the first Australian exhibition of the revolutionary fashion house’s work. Highlights from Rei Kawakubo’s early collections, including her first presentation in Paris in 1981, will stand alongside 65 other garments that helped cement the Japanese label’s reputation as a trailblazer. Pieces on show include Sweater 1983 and selections from the iconic 1997 Body Meets Dress-Dress Meets Body ready-to-wear collection.


CRICKET T20 International – Australia vs Sri Lanka

1 November | MCG, Melbourne


5 November | Flemington Racecourse

ART Desert Lines: Batik from Central Australia

Until 17 November | Bendigo Art Gallery

FESTIVAL Queenscliff Music Festival

22-24 November | Queenscliff


27 November-7 December | Arts Centre Melbourne



OPERA Opera Gala at Uluru

2 November | Ayers Rock Resort


ART Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series

From 16 November | Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.


ART Simon Denny: Mine

Until 13 April 2020 | Mona, Berriedale

FESTIVAL Effervescence Tasmania

8-17 November | Tasmania-wide

FESTIVAL Farmgate Festival

23-24 November | Tamar Valley



TENNIS Fed Cup finals

9-10 November | RAC Arena, Perth.
Catch the action courtside in Perth as the city hosts the finals of the Fed Cup. Led by golden girl Ash Barty, the Aussies will take on France after reaching the finals for the first time since 1993.


COMEDY Steve Martin and Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t

8-9 November | Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

CYCLING Tour of Margaret River

8-10 November | Margaret River

OPERA Opera in the Valley of the Giants

30 November | Valley of the Giants, Tingledale




CRICKET Women’s Big Bash League

9-10 November | Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

THEATRE Black is the New White

13 November-1 December | Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide

THEATRE West Side Story

28 November-8 December | Adelaide Festival Centre



COMMEMORATION Remembrance Day National Ceremony

11 November | Australian War Memorial, Canberra

ART Hugh Ramsay

From 30 November | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra



BALLET The Nutcracker

30 November-18 December | Sydney Opera House.
Ease in to the festive season as the Christmas classic pirouettes onto the stage at the Sydney Opera House. Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and the costumes by John F. Macfarlane are magical.


CIRCUS Cirque du Soleil: Kurios

Until 24 November; The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney

COMEDY Just for Laughs All-Star Gala

2 November | Sydney Opera House

THEATRE School of Rock

From 8 November | Capitol Theatre, Sydney

ART Sydney International Art Series: Cornelia Parker

From 8 November | Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney


THEATRE The Beauty Queen of Leenane

18 November-21 December | Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney




From 2 November | QPAC, Brisbane

TRIATHLON Noosa Triathlon

3 November | Noosa

FESTIVAL Airlie Beach Festival of Music

8-10 November | Airlie Beach


SEE ALSO: What to Expect at Sculpture by the Sea 2020

You may also like