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10 Awesome Events To Put On Your Calendar In November

By Emily Walker
29th Oct 2019

Thngs to do in November in Brisbane

You know what the arrival of November means—summer is mere weeks away, and the festive season is about to launch into full swing. Whether you're ready to dive straight into Christmas shopping, drinking and putt putt (it's happening), or you just want a chilled month before December 1 official arrives, we've rounded up all the best events in Brisbane this November, thanks to some help from our friends at Nando's.

All that's left to do is pick your poison (or spice), whether it’s wholesome and mild or spicy and wild.

Festival X  

What better way to celebrate the almost-start of summer than spending a day rocking out to local and international hip hop, electronic and pop superstars? From the minds who brought you Splendour in the Grass, Stereosonic and many more, Festival X is your ultimate pre-summer party. With a massive lineup including the likes of Calvin Harris, Lil Pump and Armin van Buuren, tickets are going quick.

When: Friday 29 November
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Find out more here

Loaded Classic 

What better way to celebrate the return of the glorious warm weather than with a mouth-watering feed? Hailed as one of the most popular limited-time offers to have ever graced Nando's menu, it’s safe to say you’ll need to scoff this one down before it's gone and the deal ends. Brace your taste buds for grilled PERi-PERi chicken and the unbeatable combo of BBQ-basted bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato, cos lettuce and mayo in a burger, wrap or pita. Now that's summer feasting sorted. 

When: Tuesday 12 November - Sunday 8 December
Where: All Nando’s Restaurants.
To find a restaurant, click here

XXXX Presents: Live at the Brewery  

After recently turning a massive 1-4-0, the iconic XXXX Brewery is celebrating with its own boutique festival, Live at the Brewery, celebrating all things Brisbane. With performances from the likes of HOLY HOLY and Confidence Man playing right at the base of the infamous XXXX silos, accompanied by tasty eats and of course ice cold stubbies, we don’t think this event could be any more Queenslander. Make sure you and your mates don’t miss out on this iconic event. 

When: Saturday 16 November
Where: XXXX Brewery, Milton
Find out more here

Wonderland Festival 

Indulge this November as Wonderland Festival returns to Brisbane’s Powerhouse for nine nights of decadence and debauchery. With a line up of 30 spectacular events, there’s something for everyone, from the action packed Die Hard: The Movie, to the racy Circus-Cision. With comedy, cabaret, circus, theatre and music events, you’re bound to find something you’re into. 

When: Thursday 21 November—1 December
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Find out more here

Urban Wine Walk  

Vino lover? Here’s your chance to embark on a bar crawl and call it exercise, with Brisbane’s Urban Wine Walk is back for another round. On Saturday 23 November, you’ll be able to embark on your very own self-guided wine-tasting trail from some of the best winemakers Australia has to offer, without having to leave the city. Wine down with a day enjoying all things grape to glass. 

When: Saturday 23 November
Where: South Brisbane 
Find out more here

The Jungle Collective Plant Sale  

Winter has come and gone, we’ve mourned our plants fallen victim to the cold and we’re ready to be good plant-parents again. With over 170 different species, including fiddle leafs, giant birds of paradise and premium rare plants, you’ll find some new children to love at the Jungle Plant Sale. Although the event is free, it is a ticketed event to manage numbers on the day so make sure you don’t miss out and grab yours now. 

When: Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November
Where: 39 Clarence St, Coorparoo
Find out more here.  

Holy Spritz At Riverbar & Kitchen  

Brisbane’s favourite riverfront water hole has deemed November the month of spritzes and there are absolutely no arguments here. Riverbar and Kitchen’s ‘Holy Spritz’ menu features 10 different spritz flavours focusing around the light and fresh flavours of spring. Gather the gang for your next post-work beverage, boozy lunch or relaxed Sunday sesh and cool down with one of Riverbar’s refreshing cocktails in hand.

When: All November
Where: Riverbar & Kitchen, Brisbane CBD
Find out more here.

Diner en Blanc  

Le Diner en Blanc, Paris’ cult ‘White Dinner’, is back in Brisbane this month for the eighth year running. If you manage to get tickets, you’ll need to dress to the nines in an all white ensemble and prepare to descend on a secret location that is only revealed hours before the event. To accompany the flowing champers (which can be pre-ordered from the team at Diner en Blanc) guests will also bring their best picnic set up so they can feast picnic style, and, as darkness falls, light the sparklers and party on to live music under the stars. 

When: Saturday 23 November
Where: Secret location
For more information, click here

Christmas Putt Putt  

Victoria Park’s acclaimed putt-putt course is transforming into the ultimate Christmas wonderland this festive season. Running from 14 November right up until Christmas Eve, Victoria Park is turning their putt-putt course into a Christmas Carol with extravagant characters including Gingerbread men, Rudolph and even the big man himself. So, round up the gang and get ready to putt some festive cheer in the air as you smash some hole in ones

When: 14 November—24 December
Where: Victoria Park Golf Course
For more information, click here.

Tatt Sundays  

We have the perfect push for you to bite the bullet and get that tatt you’ve been Pinterest-ing about for years. This November, Little Big House is giving away free tattoos every week. Simply grab your friends and head on down to Little Big House on Sundays, grab a bevvie and an entry card for your chance to win. More of a creator than a canvas? There are also Tattoo Design Classes from 1pm–2pm with professional tattoo artists as well as live music, free pool and $15 lunch specials.

When: Every Sunday for the month of November
Where: Little Big House, South Brisbane
Find out more here

Polo In The City  

The hottest event of the season is galloping into town for another year, with Polo in the City taking over Dorrington Park on Saturday 23 November. Indulge in endless champagne and a 5-star picnic all while watching Australia take on Hawaii on the field. Dress to impress, but you might want to swap the stilettos for boots and wedges if you are planning on taking part in the infamous divot stomp. Champagne. Glamour. Fashion. Repeat.

When: Saturday 23 November
Where: Dorrington Park, Ashgrove
For more information, click here.

Potter-heads, take note—a 25 hour Harry Potter movie marathon is also coming to Brisbane. 

Is it getting hot in here? The Nando’s story started in Jo’Burg back in 1987, when mates Robbie and Fernando walked into a PERi-PERi chicken restaurant as customers and came out owners. That’s the power of PERi-PERi. Since then they’ve been obsessing over those flavours, so today their famous PERi-PERi marinades, bastings and sauces are made with Nando’s very own African Bird’s Eye Chillies grown in Southern Africa, plus a dash of lemon, garlic, onion and herbs. There’s a flavour for everyone on Nando’s PERi-ometer, ranging from BBQ all the way up to Extra Hot!

For everything else happening around Brisbane, turn the Nando's peri-ometer right up and check out our Things To Do section for a guaranteed good time.

Image credit: Powerhouse Brisbane

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