What’s Goin’ On in the NT: November 2017

Have any plans this November? Want to see an Aussie icon perform before he hangs up his guitar? Wondering where you can see two teams battle it out at the quarterfinals of the Rugby League World Cup? Or are you just a party animal who just wishes they could find a new place to celebrate the Melbourne Cup this year?

Mate, have you come to the right place!


1. Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League is one of the most popular sports in Australia today, and in 2017 from the 27th of October to the 2nd of December, 13 cities across Australia and New Zealand will play host to the world’s biggest and best.

The 17th of November sees Darwin’s TIO Stadium as the site for the opening quarterfinal. Who will be in it to win it? All we can say is if it’s the mighty Kangaroos, it’ll be a game you won’t want to miss.

Follow the link for more details.

2. Melbourne Cup

Get ya big flowery hats on, fill ya glass and take some pictures of your lovely outfits before ya get messy.

It’s Australia’s biggest day for the ‘Sport of Kings’, and also one of the countries biggest liquid lunches. You’re sure to find a great place to celebrate this year, the second Tuesday in November, as many places in the NT are famous for putting on a bash for the event: from the Darwin Turf Club to the Turf Club in the Alice. Even the Noonamah Tavern will be hosting its famous frog race to keep punters occupied while they wait for the horses to take the track.


1. Yapa Styles Fashion Festival

The Yapa Styles Fashion Festival is a community event held yearly in Alice Springs, showcasing Indigenous fashion. The event is run with the goal of teaching self-worth, empowerment, self-respect and creative skills to the youth of the Territory, opening up paths to a better life.

Follow the link for more details.

2. Darwin’s Biggest Christmas Party

Get ya mates together; it’s time to celebrate all that is Christmas and the year we once knew as 2017… a whole month early. And why not? A party’s a party!

Darwin’s Skycity Beachside Pavilion will feature a bevy of drinks, buffet food and live music for all to enjoy as you try to forget about those pesky Christmas gifts you still have to buy in a few day’s time.

Follow the link for more details on the event.

Music & Live Shows

1. Paul Kelly

Fresh after the release of his 23rd album, Life is Fine, Aussie music icon Paul Kelly is hitting the NT as part of his Life is Fine Tour.

After his first show sold out, Paul and the team were gracious enough to add another on the 3rd of November, at Darwin’s Entertainment Centre, to ensure no Kelly fans will be left wanting.

Click the link for ticket info.

2. Joseph Tawadros Trio

ARIA winner and world music virtuoso Joseph Tawadros is back from England, where he recorded and shaped his latest album at the famed Abbey Road Studios, and will be bringing his style of jazz mixed with Egyptian percussion to Darwin’s Entertainment Centre for the first time on the 10th of November.

Follow the link for ticket details.

3. Frenchy

You might know him as the snowy-haired Instagram bogan from Mullumbimby, but there’s more to this comedian than meets the eye. After sharpening his stand-up skills, at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Frenchy is now Unleashing his unique brand of comedy round Australia, next stop: Darwin City.

Follow the link for tickets info.


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