What's On This November in Melbourne - 2016



Melbourne is at it’s most stylish in November as the month starts with the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Melbourne Music Week starts in the second week of the month and there are also some interesting exhibitions happening across the city. Here are some recommendations from our Concierge team.

Melbourne Cup Carnival
Key racing dates:
Melbourne Cup Day – 1st, Oaks Day – 3rd and Stakes Day – 5th at Flemington Racecourse

Melbourne’s most glamorous sporting event, this is a highlight of the social and sporting calendar. Get swept up in the excitement and magic of spring in Melbourne as you don your best accessories and head to the track. The races at Flemington kicked off on the last weekend of October with Derby Day and continue into early November. Melbourne Cup Day, the race that stops the nation, is the highlight event.

John Olsen: The You Beaut Country
Running until February 12, 2017 at the Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square

‘John Olsen: The You Beaut Country’ offers an unparalleled opportunity to examine Olsen’s consummate place in Australian art history. The series, which he began in 1960, kicked off what would be a lifelong interest in representing the landscape and Australian identity. These works are presented alongside his more recent paintings, prints and watercolours.

Taste of Melbourne
November 10 to 13 at Albert Park, Pelican Lawn

From November 10, 14 of Melbourne’s top restaurants will descend on Pelican Lawn in Albert Park for 4 days of sumptuous food and delicious wines. Taste size dishes start from $6 with each of the 14 restaurants offering 3 choices with a 4th ‘icon dish’.

More information visit http://melbourne.tastefestivals.com/

David Hockney
November 11 to March 13, 2017 at the NGV

Arguably Britain’s greatest living painter, David Hockney, works prolifically in experimenting with new technologies, creating works on iPhone, iPad and in video. The exhibition, featuring more than 700 works, includes ‘Bigger Trees Near Warter’, Hockney’s largest painting, comprised of fifty panels of oil on canvas.

Melbourne Music Week
November 11 to 19 at various venues

Melbourne Music Week (MMW) captivates the city with a nine–day program dedicated to illuminating connections between music, people and places within the city’s world–renowned music scene. Made up of 110 events featuring 240 artists with input from more than 65 dedicated programming partners, MMW’s breadth will be felt in 40 locations across this music city.


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