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What to do in Sydney this November

Eat, shop and play in Surry Hills, Potts Point and Pyrmont, also celebrate the Sydney Peace Prize winner. Here are 15 things to enjoy this month.

Sydney Streets on Crown Street

Eat, shop and play at Sydney Streets

Bring your friends and family to Crown Street, Harris Street and Macleay Street to enjoy a day of live music, alfresco dining, shopping and entertainment.

Saturday 4 November, Saturday 11 November and Saturday 18 November.

Finding your creative writing voice workshop

Unleash your creativity with this creative writing workshop

Lessons and insights from inside a writer’s life and how to use writing as medicine for the soul. These are some of the topics that will be explored in this masterclass with international bestselling author Joanne Fedler.

Thursday 2 November, Tuesday 14 November and Tuesday 21 November

Sydney Vegan Market

Indulge in delicious plant-based food

Sydney Vegan Market is your ultimate destination for all things plant based, cruelty-free and vegan. From fresh food and home wares to coffee and fashion, whether you’re selling, buying or browsing, it has you covered.

Sunday 19 November

Sydney Peace Prize

Celebrate this year’s Sydney Peace Prize winner

Attend the lecture and award ceremony which will see Iranian-born human rights advocate Nazanin Boniadi receive the award for her decades-long commitment to advancing women’s rights in Iran.

Thursday 2 November

Love Your Nature

Explore a kaleidoscope of colour, plants and passion

Step inside the wonderfully diverse world of plant love in the immersive horticultural exhibition, Love Your Nature.

Every day 1 November to 31 March 2024

Newtown food and street art small group tour

See and taste the best of Newtown

Immerse yourself in the inner-west suburb’s rich history and multicultural cuisines in this food and street art group tour.

Every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm

The Run Club at The Rocks

Take your running game to the next level

The Run Club at The Rocks is a free weekly running session designed to improve your fitness, no matter your level. All you need is a good pair of running shoes, water and you’re set to go.

Every Tuesday from 7:30am to 8:15am

Sleep the body clock and mental health

Learn about the importance of sleep and mental health

Body clock disruptions can interfere with sleep patterns, metabolism, immunity and mood. At this talk Dr Joanne Carpenter will unpack research at the Brain and Mind Centre to better understand the body clock and how we can treat or prevent mood disorders developing.

Thursday 9 November

Spineless Wonders presents Sonic City

Hear stories and sounds inspired by Sydney

Join this live event featuring talented local writers, performers and musicians as they uncover untold stories set in iconic locations like Sydney Town Hall and the Archibald Fountain, also explore the lesser-known and hidden corners of this remarkable city.

Saturday 11 November

Art club for kids 6-9yrs

Explore your creativity at Art Club for kids

Each month at Ultimo Community Centre, Art Club for kids will dive into exciting activities including drawing, manga, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture. Give your young kids a great opportunity to have fun, make friends and unleash their creativity.

Tuesday 7 November

Australian Sports Program

Get active and make new connections in Sydney

Come and try out Australian sports and meet new people at this free event for anyone who has recently moved to Australia. Qualified professionals will teach you the basic skills of our much-loved sports such as AFL, basketball, cricket, hockey, netball, rugby league, soccer and volleyball.

Sunday 19 November

Great Southern Bioblitz Community Survey

Get involved in a community wildlife survey

The Great Southern BioBlitz is an international biological survey that enlists the help of locals to record living species across the southern hemisphere. Take photographs or sound recordings of plants, birds, insects, animals, and fungi and upload your observations to the iNaturalist app by 11 December.

Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November

Martin Place Christmas tree

Kick off the festive Christmas season with market delights, carolling, and decorations

Enjoy special offers, pop-up stalls and roving performers as you take in the festive atmosphere in the city. More than 40 stalls of locally made gifts, food and produce offer a magical shopping experience at the Martin Place Christmas Markets. On Monday 30 November, you and the family can follow Santa Claus as he makes his way through the city to switch on the Martin Place Christmas tree.

Saturday 25 November, Sunday 26 November and Monday 30th November