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10 of the Best Events Popping Up in Sydney This November

By Sophia Fukunishi
13th Nov 2015

things to do in sydney november

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 Sydney 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!).

POKLOL at Spice Alley 

A favourite of the street food dining scene in Sydney, POKLOL has popped up in the newly opened Kensington St Spice Alley in Chippendale. Serving up their classic dishes, the guys at POKLOL are also stopping hearts with their loaded up chichi fries and Korean tacos. Everything here looks good, so bring your appetites and loose fitting pants.

Where: Spice Alley at Kensington Street
When: Throughout November
Tickets: Not required

Ume Burger Pop-up

One of Sydney’s best Japanese restaurants is holding a pop-up burger day on 22nd November from 12pm – 3pm. There’ll be new additions to the cheeseburger as well as some burgers with a Japanese twist. With only 200 of these bad boys available, we suggest you get there early so you don’t miss out (Chef Kerby Craig’s tip is to get there at 12pm or 1pm).  Grab your burger lovin’ buds and lock this pop-up in your calendars!

Where: Ume, Surry Hills
When: 22 November from 12pm – 3pm
Tickets: No reservations taken

MCA’s spring yoga series with Lululemon

Hey, it’s not all carbs and calories here! Head to the MCA from now until 28th January for a 45 minute Vinyasa yoga class with some of the best views in Sydney. An open class will be held every Thursday from 5.30pm, and is totally free AND includes nibbles afterward at 6.30pm. Now if that’s not an awesome way to spend a Thursday evening, we don’t know what is.

Where: MCA, Circular Quay
When: Every Thursday at 5.30pm until 28 January
Tickets: Available online and totally free!

BlackStar Pastry pop-up patisserie at Kinokuniya

BlackStar Pastry has taken over the café section of Kinokuniya for one delicious pop-up. CBD dwellers no longer have to traipse to Newtown or Rosebery to get their hands on one of their famous strawberry watermelon cakes or croissants. Little Marionette coffee will also be available, making your morning tea break about a thousand times more satisfying.

Where: Kinokuniya, CBD
When: From 29 October for six delicious months
Tickets: Not required

Sokyo ramen pop-up at The Star

Oh ramen, how you comfort us so. This is the last month Chase Kojima and the guys from Sokyo Ramen will be running their super popular ramen pop-up, so if you haven’t slurped your way to The Star, you should hop to it. There are four types of ramen on the menu as well as a couple of snack plates (including Japanese-style fried chicken) to fill your belly. 

Where: The Star’s foodcourt
When: Until the end of November
Tickets: Not required

FUNK-N BURGERS at The Lord Gladstone

Ooooh we love a burger here in Sydney and we also love The Lord Gladstone, so when the last Sunday of every month rolls around we head, stomach first, to this Chippendale pub. The FUNK-N BURGERS pop-up is a tribute to tasty burgers and cool tunes and features special one-off burgers (you definitely shouldn’t miss these), DJs, NRL and, wait for it… a free toy with every meal. Score!

Where: The Lord Gladstone, Chippendale
When: 29 November
Tickets: Not required

The Design Residency Xmas pop-up shop

Okay, it does sort of seem early to talk about Christmas shopping but let’s face facts people—IT’S ONLY WEEKS AWAY! This is a good thing and a bad thing because summer (good) and holidays (also good) and bad because we always leave shopping to the last minute, oh and crowds. Avoid all the bad stuff this year and head to The Design Residency Xmas pop-up shop from Wednesday 25th November to pick up goodies from Australia’s best design talent.

Where: 72 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
When: From 25 November until 23 December
Tickets: Not required

Full Moon Crab Feast at Icebergs

If the idea of a feast of crabs gets you excited, then this is the event for you. On Thursday 26th November, scuttle down to Icebergs Dining and Bar in Bondi for two wonderfully crustacean-filled courses, coupled with one of the best views in Sydney. Tickets cost $70 per person and places are limited, so make sure you get your tickets quick smart or risk getting crabby.

Where: Icebergs Dining and Bar, Bondi
When: 26 November 
Tickets: Book tickets online

Belle’s Hot Chicken Pop-up

Oooh-wee! Melbourne’s beloved Belle’s Hot Chicken will be making its way to Sydney on Wednesday 25th of November for nine glorious months and we’re kind of excited about the whole thing. Chef Morgan McGlone and his team will be cooking up their Nashville hot chicken (among other tasty, tasty things on the menu) as well as house made drinks including lemonade, kombucha and iced teas. Welcome to Sydney, guys—let’s hope this pop-up becomes a permanent thing!

Where: Wulugul Pop Up, Wulugul Walk, The Streets of Barangaroo 
When: From 25 November for nine months 
Tickets: Not required

Zumbaron Day

If you are sporting something of a sweet tooth, you should make a note to head to The Star on Saturday 28th November for Adriano Zumbo’s Zumbaron Day. On this sweet, sweet day, Adriano and the team will be expertly creating over 50 weird and wacky macaron flavours including the likes of custard fritter, bloody Mary and a crazy pork bun flavour (whaaaa?!).

Where: Adriano Zumbo at The Star
When: Saturday 28 November
Tickets: Not required

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: Jackielyn Powell at POKLOL

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