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Published October 29th 2019
Be entertained this November with this list of events
This November, there will be events for all ages, interests, and budgets with the list below that features free & ticketed events, including festivals, workshops, concerts, performing arts, fairs, markets, music, and more.

1. The Precinct Markets
When: Friday, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November 2019: 9am-2pm
Where: Kambri at ANU, University Ave, Hall
Cost: Free
Details: There will be over 60 market stalls selling freshly baked goodies, organic produce, handmade small goods, farm-fresh chesses, vintage clothing & accessories, handmade vegan skincare, flowers, hot food, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Precinct Market Facebook


2. Canberra Scavenger Hunt: Art in Canberra
When: Friday, 1, 8, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, & 27 November 2019: From 8am
Where: Canberra Scavenger Hunt Site, 170 London Circuit, Hall
Cost: $11pp
Details: This art-filled event will feature you exploring iconic landmarks and find more than a dozen incredible sculptures. Click here for the website.

3. Gala Dinner to Support R U OK?
When: Friday, 1 November 2019: 6pm-11:30pm
Where: Canberra Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna St, Woden
Cost: $65pp
Details: This Gala fundraising event will feature an enchanting evening filled with entertainment, 3-course dinner, welcome drink, lucky door prizes, raffle, silent auction, dance performances, magic shows, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Enchanted Gala Dinner Fundraiser for R U OK? Facebook


4. La Grande Fete
When: Saturday, 2 November 2019: 2:30pm-7pm
Where: Telopea Park School, 25 New South Wales Crescent, Barton
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Fete will showcase entertainment, activities, multicultural food stalls & trucks, carnival & amusement rides, show bags, Canberra French Car Clubs displays, market stalls, beer & wine pop-ups, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from La Grande Fête Facebook


5. The Makers & Shakers Market
When: Saturday, 2 November 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: $2pp
Details: These Markets will showcase emerging markers selling homewares, lifestyle products, delicious food, vegan goodies, candles, original art, handmade items, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Makers & Shakers Market Facebook


6. St Ninian's Fete
When: Saturday, 2 November 2019: 9am-1pm
Where: St Ninian's Uniting Church, Cnr Mouat & Brigalow Streets, Lyneham
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Fete will feature market stalls, entertainment, food & drink stalls, sausage sizzle, flowers, art & craft, Devonshire Tea, trash 'n' treasure, bookstalls, country kitchen, white elephant, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

7. Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale: Tropicana Part
When: Saturday, 2 & 3 November 2019: 2nd: 8am-4pm & 3rd: 10am-4pm
Where: Fitters Workshop, Kingston Arts Precinct Wentworth Ave, Kingston
Cost: See website
Details: There will be all your plant favourites with a strong focus on indoor plants, tropical plants, rare plants, talks from horticulturists, displays, and more. There will also be Jungle tunes and vibes and do remember to wear your Hawaiian shirt and get $5 off. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Jungle Collective Facebook


8. American Smoking Cooking Class
When: Saturday, 2 November 2019: 11:30am-2:30pm
Where: Harmonie-German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah
Cost: $145pp
Details: This Cooking Class will help you learn about the "low and slow" method of American BBQ, unlock secrets of amazing dry rubs and sauces, learn how to produce mouth-watering, juicy, tender, fall apart delicious meats, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BBQ School Facebook


9. St John Vianney's Primary School Fete
When: Saturday, 2 November 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: St John's Vianney's Primary School, Namatjira Drive, Waramanga
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Fete will showcase a lineup of entertainment, market stalls, activities, jumping castles, sausage sizzle, Christmas gifts, prizes to be won, raffles, petting zoo, displays, Devonshire Tea, and more. Click here for the website.

10. Radford College Fete
When: Saturday, 2 November 2019: 3pm-6pm
Where: Radford College, 1 College St, Bruce
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a wide range of family-friendly entertainment, market stalls, community stalls, activities, food & drink trucks and stalls, sausage sizzle, BBQ, dance, drama, and music performances, shows, displays, cake stalls, amusement & carnival rides, carnival festivities, prizes to be won, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Radford College P & F Facebook


11. Gillette T20 Intl: Australia vs Pakistan
When: Tuesday, 5 November 2019: From 7:10pm
Where: Manuka Oval, Canberra Ave, Manuka
Cost: See website
Details: There will be family-friendly entertainment, activities, live music, and watching the second of three-match series. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cricket ACT Facebook


12. Rob Thomas- Chip Tooth Tour
When: Friday, 8 November 2019: From 7:30pm
Where: AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce
Cost: See website
Details: Multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Rob Thomas will be performing this November. The Concert will showcase a tasting of new tracks lifted from Chip Tooth Smile, among numerous sole classic hits. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rob Thomas Facebook


13. Timber & Working with Wood Show
When: Friday, 8-10 November 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Canberra Thoroughbred Park, Canberra
Cost: Adults 1 Day Ticket: $16pp, Adults 2 Day Tickets: $22pp, Adults 3 Day Ticket: $28pp, Concession: $14pp per day, & Children under 14yrs: Free
Details: This show will showcase exhibitors, displays, demonstrations, pop-ups, talks, workshops, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Timber Tools & Artisan Shows Facebook


14. Queanbeyan Show
When: Friday, 8-10 November 2019
Where: Queanbeyan Showgrounds, Queanbeyan
Cost: Adults: $10pp, Children (6-17yrs): $5pp, Children under 6yrs: Free & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $20 per family
Details: This family-friendly show will feature a lineup of entertainment, activities, market stalls, displays, demonstrations, sideshow alley, animal farmyard, exhibitions, reptile awareness demonstrations, equestrian events, animal shows, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Queanbeyan Show Society Inc Facebook


15. St Thomas the Apostle Parish & School Fete
When: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Where: St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Boddington Crescent, Kambah
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fete will showcase entertainment, performances, displays, carnival & amusement rides, market stalls, art & craft, games, sideshow alley, Devonshire Tea, cake stalls, show bags, trash 'n' treasure, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from St Thomas the Apostle Kambah Fete Facebook


16. Sri Lanka Festival
When: Saturday, 9 November 2019: 11am-6pm
Where: 61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly multicultural festival will showcase all things Sri Lankan with cultural entertainment, festivities, food & drink stalls, activities, cultural performances, shows, displays, demonstrations, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sri Lanka High Commission, AustraliaFacebook


17. Hustle Urban Adventure Challenge
When: Saturday, 9 November 2019: 8am-3pm
Where: Glebe Park, Coranderrk St, Canberra
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will be action-packed with a citywide scavenger adventure. It will feature you journeying through the heart of the city to discover secret spots, unique hideaways, and famous landmarks. Along the way, you will answer questions, solve puzzles, and complete challenges. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hustle - Urban Adventure Challenge Facebook


18. Rolfe Classic Open Day
When: Saturday, 9 November 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Rolfe Classic BMW, 2 Botany St, Phillip
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a showcase of displays, competitions, complimentary interactive service consultations, talks from the BMW Car Club of Canberra, test rides, demonstrations, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rolfe Classic BMW Facebook


19. The Canberra Time Fun Run
When: Sunday, 10 November 2019: 7:45am-2pm
Where: Rond Terrace, Parkes Way, Canberra
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event will feature 5km or 10km stroll, walk, jog or run, along three scenic routes that will take in the city's most iconic landmarks including the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin. The race will finish at Rond Terrace where celebrations can be enjoyed. There will also be a 2km race for kids. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sole Motive Facebook


20. Yarrlumla Primary School Fete
When: Sunday, 10 November 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Yarralumla Primary School, Loftus St, Yarralumla
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fete will feature entertainment, activities, games, silent raffle, sideshow alley, amusements, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from YPS P&C 2019 Fete Facebook


21. Michelago Spring Fair
When: Sunday, 10 November 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Michelago Oval, Ryrie St, Michelago
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Spring Fair will include a lineup featuring entertainment, displays, market stalls, rural displays, food & drink stall, activities, demonstrations, live music, kids activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Michelago Spring Fair Facebook


22. 80s Mania
When: Thursday, 14 November 2019: From 8pm
Where: Canberra Southern Cross Club, 92-96 Corinna St, Woden
Cost: Tickets range from $93.45- $195.40pp
Details: This event will be loaded with 80s music hits, with Go West, Pseudo Echo, A Flock of Seagulls, The Cutting Crew, and Wang Chung performing their greatest 80s hits. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Abstract Entertainment Facebook


23. Horrorshow: The New Normal Tour
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: From 7pm
Where: Kambri at ANU, University Ave, Hall
Cost: $44.99
Details: Returning to the stage, Horrowshow will present a fresh and vibrant new experience, with new songs as well as classics from the entire catalogue. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Horrorshow Facebook


24. SouthFest
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Anketell St, Greenway
Cost: Free
Details: There will be family-friendly entertainment, festivities, pop-ups, activities, market stalls, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from SouthFest Facebook


25. Miles Franklin Primary School Fete
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: 3pm-6pm
Where: Miles Franklin Primary School, Alderman St, Evatt
Cost: Free
Details: There will be something for everyone at this family-friendly Fete, with activities, entertainment, carnival & amusement rides, market stalls, bookstalls, prizes to be won, food & drink stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Miles Franklin Primary School Fete Facebook


26. St Thomas Aquinas Primary School Fete
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: St Thomas Aquinas Primary School, 25 Lhotsky St, Charnwood
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Fete will feature entertainment, activities, amusement & carnival rides, plant stalls, market stalls, bookstalls, cake stalls, face painting, games, prize wheel, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from St Thomas Aquinas fete Facebook


27. Black Mountain School Fete & Bricks Display
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Cockle St, O'Connor
Cost: Free
Details: Get ready to have a day filled with entertainment, activities, Lego displays, displays, vintage & classic cars, sideshow alley, face painting, circus workshops, food & drink stalls, roving performers, shows, BBQ, silent auction, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Black Mountain School P&C Facebook


28. Things with Many Strings- Dulcimer Concert
When: Sunday, 17 November 2019: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Melbourne Building, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $20pp & Concession: $15pp
Details: This Concert will present from the isles of Greece to the Indian subcontinent, via Romania to your very own Canberra backyard, four special acts will come together to showcase the music of a unique and unusual instrument. There will be combinations of dulcimer with harp and cello to create rippling and magical acoustic folk with a Greek twist. Click here for the website.

29. Evatt School Fete
When: Sunday, 17 November 2019: 11am-3pm
Where: Evatte School, Heydon Crescent, Evatt
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Fete will showcase entertainment, activities, variety or market stalls, cake stalls, books stalls, white elephant, Devonshire Tea, BBQ, the popular tombola and coin toss, competitions, workshops, sideshow alley, amusement & carnival rides, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Evatt School P&C Facebook


30. Weetangera Primary School Fete
When: Sunday, 17 November 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Weetangera Primary School, Southwell St, Weetangera
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a jam-packed program of entertainment, activities, white elephant, face painting, games, amusement & carnival rides, market stalls, farmers market, food & drink stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Weetangera Primary School Fete Facebook


31. Eishan Ensemble in Concert
When: Sunday, 24 November 2019: 4pm-6pm
Where: The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra
Cost: Adults: $37pp, Concession: $35pp, & Under 30s: $30pp
Details: This Concert will showcase acclaimed Persian-Australian tar player and composer, Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan Ensemble will draw on contemporary and classical music traditions of both East and West. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Eishan Ensemble Facebook


32. Rob Whittaker- Up Close & Personal
When: Monday, 25 November 2019: 6:30pm-10pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra
Cost: $60pp
Details: Poster boy of Mixed Martial Arts in Australia and New Zealand, Rob is regarded as one of the premier athletes of his time, and this event will see Rob embarking on his first national speaking tour. This rare opportunity will allow you to get up close and personal with Rob as he discusses his approach to the Octagon, his recent clashes, and the personal journey that has led him to become one of the world's most respected mixed martial artists. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Robert Whittaker MMA Facebook
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When: 1-30 November 2019
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