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10 of the Best Events Popping Up in Melbourne This November

By Clare Acheson
13th Nov 2015

Sometimes all we need in life is a bit of a heads up...

“Hey, there’s gum on that seat!”

“You’re really going to need your umbrella later!”

Unfortunately real life doesn’t come with these alerts, but at least we can give you a heads up on some of the best things to do in Melbourne this month so  even if you’ve sat in gum or have frizzy hair, you can still have a good time regardless.

We’ve partnered with Bankwest (the guys who’ve added handy Bankwest Easy Alerts to their mobile banking app) to find the best pop-up events happening around town this month. What are you waiting for? Head to these awesome events  while you can (and don’t forgot to watch where you’re sitting!).

Melbourne is home to some incredible events, from the food-centric, to sports, to some of the best live music around. Check out these amazing things to do in Melbourne...  

Nail Art With I Scream Nails At Work-Shop

Work Shop host some of the best classes and workshops in Melbourne, and if you’re a beauty buff, you’ll love the I Scream Nails pop-up class which takes place later this month. You’ll get heaps of I Scream Nails goodies, including polishes and nail tools, as well as getting the opportunity to learn from the absolute best in the beauty business.

Where: Work-Shop, Collingwood
When: 6.30pm, Tuesday 24 November
Tickets: $90, get them here.

Stir Frydays at Queen Victoria Market

Friday = FriYAY with the introduction of Queen Victoria Markets’ Stir Fridays, every week this month. The pop-up stir-fry sessions will feature food from Urban List favourites Hammer and Tong, Hoy Pinoy and White Guy Cooks Thai and kick off at 5pm each Friday evening. The perfect way to start the weekend, hey?

Where: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne CBD
When: 5pm— 9pm, every Friday in November
Tickets: Free

Christmas Calligraphy Cards

This Christmas, ditch the store-bought cards and design your own beautiful hand-lettered calligraphy cards with the help of this awesome Laneway Learning class! For a mere $18, you’ll get everything you need to start out in the world of festive hand-lettering.

Where: Shebeen, Melbourne CBD
When: Monday 23 November
Tickets: $18 each, book here.

Polo In The City

Listers, it’s a fact: There isn’t a game more stylish than polo. Polo In The City gives Melburnians the chance to get up-close and personal with the gentlemanly sport at Albert Park this month, on Saturday 28th November. Get ready for the most posh pop-up of the summer!

Where: Albert Park
When: 11.30am— 5pm, 28 November
Tickets: Various prices, book here.

Polly Woodside Pop-Up Rum Bar

Aaaarrrrr, to sip a rum on the sea, me ’arties! Get ready for one of Melbourne’s most unique events this summer, Melbourne’s ancient docked ship, Polly Woodside, opens up for some pirate themed revelry on Friday 27th November, when the ship celebrates its 130th birthday! There will be prizes for the best pirate costume efforts, as well as rum cocktails for the drinking. Cheers!

Where: Polly Woodside, Southwharf
When: 6pm—9pm, 27 November
Tickets: $40 each, book here.

Pop-Up Parlour Gigs

We first discovered the incredible Parlour Gigs at The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo, hidden behind CBD venue 1000£ Bend. The music promotion team are hosting some amazing pop-up gigs at secret locations throughout November. So far, All Our Exes Live In Texas is the only group to be announced, but watch this space…

Where: The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo, Melbourne CBD
When: Various dates in November
Tickets: $20 each, book here.

Williamstown Heritage Beer and Cider Festival

25 different beer and cider makers, mouth-watering food, and sunshine… Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday?! The Williamstown Heritage Beer and Cider Festival is popping up in Williamstown again this November, and with it comes music and live entertainment over an extended two day run, making it one of our top picks for relaxing in the sun.

Where: Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
When: 5pm-9.30pm, Friday 20 November and 12pm-7pm, Saturday 21 November.

Tickets: From $34.70 including some drink tokens per person, book here.

Stand Up For ChilOut Comedy Benefit Gala

Support children in detention centres by having a good laugh at Howler’s Stand Up For ChilOut comedy bonanza. The evening presents local stand-ups flexing their comedy muscles for a very worth-while cause, and promises to be a fantastic way to wrap up the last weekend of the month.

Where: Howler, Brunswick East
When:  7pm, Sunday 29 November
Tickets: $40 each, book here.

Monster Fest at Lido Cinemas

Get ready to get scared out of your skull as Hawthorn’s Lido Cinemas hosts Monster Fest, its pop-up horror and gore film festival this month. With everything from classic film screenings, to trivia nights, to Munsterpallooza, a gig hosted on the Lido’s roof, it’s shaping up to be a good ‘un. If you like horror, that is.

Where: Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn
When: 26—29 November
Tickets: Various prices, book here.

Etsy Made Local Market

Online shopping hub Etsy is great, but sussing out which crafts to buy online isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Hence the Etsy Made Local Market, which lets you see some of Melbourne’s top makers and crafters’ products in real life.

Where: Rupert on Rupert, Collingwood
When: 9am—3pm, 28 November
Tickets: Free

Looking for more things to do in November? Check out this video hit-list!

Editor's Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Bankwest and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

Image credit: Stir Frydays, Queen Victoria Market via Facebook.

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