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9 city adventures to get excited about this November

Don’t miss these great live music, film, food and art events.

Sydney Film Festival 2021

Sydney Film Festival

If you’ve missed the cinema, Sydney Film Festival is the perfect way to get back in front of the big screen with a box of popcorn. There are lots of films on each day, including The Traveler at Palace Cinema, Pleasure at Event Cinema or Taming the Garden at State Theatre.

Various locations

Wednesday 3 November to Sunday 21 November

Sandy Evans at Sydney International Women s Jazz Festival

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival

Celebrate the return of live music in Sydney at the International Women’s Jazz Festival. Don’t miss Australia’s most influential saxophonist Sandy Evans or the contemporary voices of Visions of Nar at the Sydney Opera House.

Tuesday 2 November to Tuesday 16 November

SEA LIFE Aquarium 3-course dining

Private dining at Sydney Aquarium

Fed up of dining at home? Shake things up and enjoy a 3-course meal underwater. Watch fish, turtles and sharks swim around you as you tuck into a delicious food and drinks package.


Until 13 November

Willy Wonka-themed factory, Sugar Republic, at The Rocks

Sugar Republic

Swim in a pool of marshmallows or climb inside a prize claw machine at this new Willy Wonka themed factory in The Rocks. This immersive exhibition is a real sweet treat and you can pay with your Dine & Discover vouchers.

Saturday 6 November to Sunday 16 January 2022

Avalanche with Starcrazy at Frankie's Pizza

Avalanche with Starcrazy at Frankie's Pizza

Frankie’s Pizza are renowned for their All Excess Saturday nights. Enjoy the freedom of being out again and listening to live music in real life with rock band Avalanche. Get there before 6pm for $1 pizza slices.

Saturday 20 November from 6pm to 11:30pm

Neighbourhood Earth at the International Convention Centre

Neighbourhood Earth

This award-winning exhibition has attracted millions of visitors around the world and is now making its debut in Sydney. Expect an epic, multi-sensory outer space experience.

International Convention Centre

Friday 19 November to Thursday 23 December

Matisse Alive exhibition at Art Gallery NSW

Matisse Alive

Explore the life, art and influence of one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Henri Matisse. This free program fills the gallery with colour and energy and you can even decorate your own mural with magnetic patterns – perfect for kids! If you want more, you can see the full Sydney-exclusive Matisse exhibition until March 2022.

Art Gallery NSW

Saturday 23 October to Sunday 3 April 2022

The Kate Wadey Quartet at City Recital Hall

The Kate Wadey Quartet

See one of Australia’s most extraordinary jazz musicians in the beautiful City Recital Hall. Sydney-based Kate Wadey interprets jazz classics with charm and sophistication. Set over lunchtime, why not head to one of the city’s many nearby restaurants for lunch afterwards.

Tuesday 23 November

Enjoy a picnic hamper and Aperol Spritz at Terrace on the Domain

Picnic in the Park by Terrace on the Domain

Elevate your lockdown picnics with this pre-prepared lunch in one of Sydney’s most beautiful, historic gardens. Your hamper will be full of cured meats, wraps, veggies and cheeses and you can even upgrade your package to include Aperol Spritz cocktails.

Until Tuesday 30 November

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