15 October 2015
November is a great time to experience some fantastic events around Sydney, as the weather warms up and the city opens its arms for the festive season. From exploring Sydney’s fascinating architectural legacy, both under the surface and over the skyline, to dining at The Star alongside celebrities for the 5th AACTA Awards or enjoying high-octane sports events. Here are our seven picks for the not-to-be-missed events taking place in November.
Now in its 11th year, Sydney Open is a rare opportunity to see inside some of Sydney’s most beautiful buildings. Sydney Living Museums throws open the doors to some of the city’s most incredible works of architecture, and there are over 50 spaces to visit on the program this year – from cavernous underground tunnels of Saint James and Central Stations, to the bell tower of Sydney Town Hall or modern state-of-the-art towers such as the UTS and Deutsche Bank buildings. Make sure you book your Sydney Open City Pass early.
Take the kids (this includes the really big kids) to the one and only Powerhouse Museum to see legendary DC Comics characters brought to life in LEGO. From Batman, to Superman and Wonder Woman, LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has built them all. A series of galleries exhibits his interpretation of the various characters and their vehicles – as well as their moody and memorable environments. The exhibition will run until May 2016.
Now in its 29th year, the ARIA Awards are Australia’s most significant music awards. Building up through a week-long program of gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney, the awards night itself will take place in the heart of Sydney at The Star. Rest assured, there will be red carpet, glamour, award winners, live performances – and of course the Hall of Fame induction.
Australia’s most prestigious golf championship returns to the impressive Australian Golf Club for its 100th year, with an all-star lineup of Australian and international golfers as they battle it out for one of the most coveted trophies in golf, the Stonehaven Cup.
The AUS-X OPEN brings together the best in Supercross racing from Australia and around the world. AllPhones Arena will host two nights of racing, ‘Best Trick’ FMX and awesome entertainment. Competition will be fierce, with some of the top Supercross racing stars going head to head for over $100,000 in cash and prizes.
With breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains, Penrith’s IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney is a qualifying round for the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The course uses the Penrith Lakes’ International Regatta Centre for the swim, while the bike course includes stunning views. The final leg of the race features a circumventing run of the venue – all of which ensures spectators a great view of the entire race.
In the lead-up to the 5th Annual AACTA Awards (to be held on December 9th), the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) will hold an industry dinner at The Star. The industry dinner is dedicated to screen industry professionals working across all screen crafts and professions, and will see more than 20 AACTA Awards presented for achievements in film, television, documentary and short film. The event will be hosted by award-winning, actor, writer and producer, Rob Carlton.