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Nine things we love in November

A major foodie festival, a three-level dance party and a musical adaption of a classic children’s picture book. This amazing line-up of events will definitely get you out and about, this November.

Taste of Melbourne

Foodies get in formation! Taste of Melbourne, the delicious food and drink festival is back and bigger than before. Newly located at The MCG’s Yarra Park, celebrate art, entertainment and food, with cooking classes and tastings from Melbourne’s top restaurants and chefs. Indulge in MoVida’s Spanish den with a selection of imported charcuterie and cheese or glamp it up in a VIP ‘Taste Tipi’ tent with your own personal host. Runs Thursday 30 November to Sunday 3 December 2017.

Group of people enjoying a wine tasting at Taste Melbourne

Taste of Melbourne

 Climate conscious dinner at Arts House

Could you survive an extreme heatwave? Arts House will be transformed into a designated Emergency Relief Centre, testing your survival skills in this imagined climate disaster. The art project will explore every element of a refuge centre –  from sleep, food and community interaction. With Melbourne getting hotter by the minute, learn more about climate change with the Refuge Supper Club dinner on Saturday 11 November.

A group of people sitting around a fire and sewing

Refuge at Arts House

Eureka Climb 10th anniversary

Set your sights on Australia’s biggest tower climb. The Eureka Tower will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a vertical charity race. Finishing at the Eureka Skydeck, competitors will be rewarded with a finisher’s medallion and the best views of Melbourne city. Individuals or groups are encouraged. Runs Sunday 19 November.

Rock the Council Chambers with Melbourne Music Week

Join a three-level dance party at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall. Kicking off Melbourne Music Week, Miscellanea will bring together over 20 of the city’s most exciting musicians and DJs in this massive live music takeover. This all-ages event happens Sunday 19 November.

Man and women dressed in black stand in front of window shades.

HTRK will headline Melbourne Music Week


Celebrate Moroccan food and culture through this festive, culinary experience. Salamfeast is a spectacular 250-person dining event hosted in front of the iconic State Library of Victoria. Catered by Moroccan Soup Bar, this event encourages social conversations over a delectable three-course dinner. Bring your appetite and curiosity on Saturday 25 November. Bookings essential.

The Gruffalo

Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, see The Gruffalo live on stage. Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the dark woods in this musical adaptation of a classic children’s tale. Kids can enjoy this magical production at Arts Centre Melbourne from Wednesday 15 November.

Three people dressed in costumes: a bear and buffalo hybrid, a fox and a mouse.

The Gruffalo and Mouse

Raising the Bar

From the post-truth world and thinking like a hacker to the intimate life of insects and jury duty in a digital age, join the conversation over one night at 10 bars across the city. Venues include Belleville Melbourne, FAD Gallery, Loop Project Space & Bar and Neapoli Wine Bar. And it’s free.

A glass of wine and tickets on a table

Join the conversation at 10 bars across the city as part of Raising the Bar

Wait there’s more…two hugely popular events have extended their season into November and beyond.

Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman

Celebrate 40 years of one of the world’s most successful animation studios with the Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman exhibition. See original storyboards, concept drawings and the famous handmade puppets that have entertained audiences for years. Visitors can experiment with clay animation in the activity space and create their very own clay character. This acclaimed exhibition has been extended until Monday 29 January 2018 at ACMI.

Two plasticine figurines in a glass display case in an exhibition

Wallace and Gromit: The Magic of Aardman has been extended until 29 January 2018

Pop-Up Globe

Sword fights, spectacular dances and laugh-out comedy. It’s Shakespeare like you have never seen it before! Pop-up Globe is the world’s first full scale temporary replica of London’s famous Globe Theatre. Runs until Friday 12 January 2018 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Actors on a theatre stage prepare to bow in front of an audience.

Pop-Up Globe