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What on in Melbourne during November 2017

With the end of the year fast approaching, make sure you leave plenty of room in your calendar because Melbourne comes alive with a seeming never ending list of events in Melbourne. The Melbourne Cup kicks the month off with an exciting start, if food is your thing, make sure you attend the Summer Night Markets. Don’t forget that the Dior Exhibition closes on November 7 2017.

Night Noodle Markets

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The highly anticipated Night Noodle Markets return to Birrarung Marr for 18 nights, from November 9 -26 2017, setting Melbourne tastebuds alight with smells, sounds and tastes from more than 30 hawker-style stalls.  Unlike previous years, the Night Noodle Markets will be a standalone event as The Age Good Food Month has moved to 13-23 June in 2018.

The market style food feast will see food lovers indulge in the signature dishes from Melbourne favourites Gelato Messina, Wonderbao, Hoy Pinoy and Mr Miyagi.

In 2017 Coonawarra winery Brand’s Laira will host a pop-up cellar door for a South Australian fix. The Beautiful Truth Night Terrace will be hosting a beer matching session. Pimm’s will also be on tap in the Garden Bar.

Times of Night Noodle Market
Monday – Tuesday:  5pm – 9pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm
Friday: 5pm – 11pm
Saturday: 4pm -10pm
Sunday:  4pm – 9pm

Note: This is a free event. Dishes range from $5-$20. Cash-free card only.

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

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Anticipation and excitement fills the air as we farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. The Spring Racing Carnival is undoubtedly the highlight of the racing year in Australia and is where reputations are carved and legends are born. The major races are the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival held at Flemington in early November. Enjoy the very best of Australian and International thoroughbred racing for 50 days of world-class action in a carnival like atmosphere. Buy tickets

The House of Dior

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In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, the National Gallery of Victoria presents the never-before-seen exhibition; The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture from 27 August to 7 November 2017.

Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition will celebrate the unique designs and lasting legacy of fashion icon Christian Dior.  Audiences will discover the nuances of Dior’s fashion design and see one of the few surviving examples of the New Look collection which revitalised women’s fashion in the post-war era.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature over 140 garments designed from 1947 to 2017. Also featuring are accessories, sketches, photographs and haute couture fabrics. Buy tickets



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