Best Sydney events in November

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.

Sydney Open, 1 November

Explore Sydney's fascinating architecture, both under the surface and over the skyline.

Explore Sydney’s most fascinating buildings, including St James Station Tunnels. Image credit: Stuart Miller.

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.

Art of the Brick: DC Comics, from 21 November

Joker Face Mask

Joker Face Mask. Image credit: Nathan Sawaya

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.

The ARIA Awards and ARIA Week, 26 November

The 27th Annual Aria Awards at The Star

The 27th Annual ARIA Awards at The Star

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.

Emirates Australian Open Golf Championship, 26 – 29 November

The Emirates Australian Open of Golf 2014, The Australian Golf Club, Sydney

Australian Open of Golf 2014

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.

Australian Open of Supercross, 28 – 29 November

Australian Open of Supercross

Australian Open of Supercross

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.

IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney, 29 November

A competitor in the running leg of the Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney, Penrith

Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney 2014. Image credit: Monde Photo

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.

The 5th AACTA Awards Industry Dinner, 30 November

Cate Blanchett and Deb Mailman, AACTA Awards

Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman, AACTA Awards

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.

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