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November events in Sydney

See out spring with a host of community festivals, markets and arts exhibitions

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It may be warm enough to lose the jacket but it's not guaranteed bikini temperatures every weekend, luckily November is packed with annual festivals like Newtown Festival, Sydney Open and the Big Design Market to keep us occupied no matter the forecast. Check out the best events taking place in Sydney this month. 

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November's biggest events


Learn & Play! TeamLab Future Park

On the surface, the Powerhouse Museum’s latest exhibition looks like a Gen Y reimagining of familiar schoolyard games like hopscotch, Lego blocks or sketch boards. But the digital light projections and responsive artworks, such as a room of giant illuminated musical balls, is actually a colourful canvas to rethink how we live and interact with one another. Japan-based TeamLab are bringing eight installations that react in real time with the people and movements in the room to the Powerhouse Museum.

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Powerhouse Museum , Ultimo Until Monday April 30 2018

Sydney Vegan Market

On the third Sunday of every month, Marrickville’s Portuguese Community Club transforms into a haven of 100 per cent plant-based eats and treats that run the gamut from smoky mock meats to coconut milkshakes. Many of the big names in Sydney’s vegan scene, including Soul Burger, Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher, Nalini’s and the Cruelty Free Shop are on board. This means that hopefully we’ll be seeing dishes like Soul Burger’s legendary barbecue pulled jackfruit burgers and Nalini’s masala wrap on the line-up.

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Sydney Portugal Club , Marrickville Sunday April 15 2018 - Sunday November 18 2018

Coming up next month...

December events in Sydney

It’s the month of Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, and kids are on school holidays, but it’s also the first month of summer and that means outdoor cinemas are back, music festivals fill up every weekend, and yachts race in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. It’s also perfect weather to check out Sydney’s best rooftop bars, where to dine al fresco and Sydney’s best beaches.

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By: Emma Joyce