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Melbourne November Events

Melbourne always has exciting events happening and the month of November is no exception. Here are some of the most interesting events the city has to offer:

Melbourne Cup Carnival
The first racemeeting was held on the rough river flats beside the Maribyrnong River in March 1840 when the town of Melbourne was barely five years old. This was just two years after Melbourne’s first racemeeting, near present-day Southern Cross railway station.
There was barely standing room on the lawn and many ladies were unable to find a seat for the whole day. The Paddock was overcrowded to excess and the Hill was simply a mass of human beings. It has reached a stage now that almost everyone in Melbourne goes to the Spring racing.
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Dates: 4-7 nov
Location: Flemington Racecourse

Melbourne Music Week
Based out of its ultra-classy hub at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne Music Week will sprawl to Melbourne Town Hall, the steps of Parliament House, the State Library, Federation Square, MPavilion and the city’s trams, leaving no nook or cranny untouched by the wide-ranging celebrations.
In addition to the previously announced Cathedral shows for DJ Hell, Julianna Barwick, Sampa The Great and Jacques Greene, MMW has revealed that it’ll be turning the adjoining car park into a live music space crammed with local and international acts, including 2016 Melbourne Prize for Music winner Kutcha Edwards, rising Brisbane hip hop luminary Miss Blanks, The Cat Empire’s vocalist/trumpet whiz Harry James Angus, plus a raft of soul/R&B/hip hop goodness from the likes of Baro, Big Words, ESESE, Nasty Mars and Villette.
Also on the cards will be the Australian debut performance from Virginian singer and instrumentalist Masego, supported by Haiku Hands, Silentjay and The Bad Opera Allstars, featuring Billy Davis, Blasko, Jordan Dennis and Tentendo.
Dates: 17-25 Nov
Location: Melbourne Town Hall

Festival of Homer
The inaugural Melbourne Festival of Homer ran from 18-20 November 2016. Presented by Humanities 21 with the support of the Hellenic Museum, The Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture and the City of Melbourne, this festival celebrated the wellspring of the Western canon, and Melbourne’s special place in a living tradition.
Dates: 17-19 Nov
Location: NGV, Library at the Dock, the Greek Cultural Centre, and the Hellenic Museum

Mind Body Spirit Festival
The MindBodySpirit Festival is Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event. Learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session and taste some delicious health foods!
See, try and buy unique products and gifts including jewellery, cosmetics, music, books, giftware, clothing, crystals, educational courses, body treatments and more!
Dates: 17-19 Nov
Location: Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, South Wharf

Remembrance Day
Every year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operations.
Due to Remembrance Day activities, there will be reduced access to the Sanctuary throughout the day. The Sanctuary will be open to the public for the Ray of Light ceremony from 12 noon to 12.15pm, and then again from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The Sanctuary will again reopen to the public from 3.30pm to 5.00pm following the laying up of the Old Guidon of the 4th Light Horse Regiment.
Dates: 11 Nov
Location: Shrine of Remembrance

Cirque Du Soleil’s – Toruk, The First Flight
Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.
Dates: 2-5 Nov & 8-12 Nov
Location: Rod Laver Arena

Take That
One of the world’s most successful music acts Take That, have announced their first national Australian tour in over 22 years, set to take the country by storm in November 2017. Take That Live 2017 will see Take That performing their greatest hits as well as new music from their recently released album, Wonderland.
Dates: 15 Nov
Location: Rod Laver Arena

Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders
Stevie Nicks, a multi-platinum selling artist – dubbed “the reigning queen of rock and roll” by Rolling Stone Magazine has had six Top Ten albums and eight Grammy nominations. Her timeless classics include the iconic Nicks penned Landslide, Gold Dust Woman, Rhiannon, Edge of 17, Gypsy and scores of others..Her 2014 album 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks most recently performed 122 sold-out shows around the world during 2014-2015. Nicks most recently completed a sold out solo tour of the US with Pretenders which received rave reviews.
Dates: 16 Nov
Location: Rod Laver Arena

Following his phenomenally successful ‘Boy Meets World’ tour across Europe, Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling recording artist Drake has announced that he will be bringing the tour to Australia in November 2017. The tour will have three dates at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.
Dates: 18,19,20 Nov
Location: Rod Laver Arena

Sia has revealed she will bring her spectacular Nostalgic For The Present Tour to AAMI Park on Thursday 30th November, Sia headlines a stellar all-female lineup in an Australian exclusive, which will see the hit maker team up with Charli XCX, MØ and Amy Shark, three of the most exciting artists on the global music stage.
Dates: 30 Nov
Location: AAMI Park

Culture Club
Celebrated 80’s icons, Culture Club have announced they will be touring Australia later this year. Lead by front man, Boy George, who is currently endearing himself to new Australian audiences as their favourite coach on The Voice.
Special guests for all shows will be Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, who will play hits live for the first time in 27 years. For nearly three decades, fans of the Thompson Twins have been waiting for more live performances from one of the biggest bands of the 80’s.
Support Act will be local favourites, Eurogliders, who once again captivate audiences with their sophisticated and high-energy brand of pop.
Dates: 30 Nov
Location: Rod Laver Arena

3 Nov – Melbourne City vs Sydney FC – AAMI Park
4 Nov – Victoria Vs South Australia – MCG
12 Nov – Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers – AAMI Park
13 Nov – Victoria Vs Tasmania – MCG
19 Nov – Rugby League World Cup – Quarter Final – AAMI Park
22 Nov – Matildas v China – AAMI Park
24 Nov – Melbourne City vs Perth Glory – AAMI Park

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