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Our curated Luxury Events Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. Personally, if schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we’d like, here are our top picks for the best luxury calendar events and experiences in the world in November 2023. Consider it your curated personal luxury calendar of the can’t-miss events in fashion, art, music, sports, travel and culinary arts all around the world in the month of November 2023.

our curated luxury events calendar: here’s to a brilliant november

November is a month of remembrance, with Armistice Day and Veteran’s Day being celebrated. It’s also a month of anticipation, as the holiday lights start to twinkle. But for many of us, November is mostly about the joys of Thanksgiving. An annual opportunity to reflect on all that we are grateful for, and a chance to spend time with our closest family members and friends. Also a guilt-free day to have as much pie as we want. With whipped cream!


Curated luxury events calendar and insider's guide to the top 25 events in the world in November 2023 in fashion, culture, travel and art.

Curated luxury events calendar and insider’s guide to the top 25 events in the world in November 2023 in fashion, culture, travel and art.

performing and visual arts

This November, performing arts lovers can enjoy a plethora of stage productions, including traditional seasonal favorites like Alvin Ailey at New York City Center, and The Nutcracker. We’re keen to take a trip to magical and mysterious Amazon while watching the new production of Florencia en el Amazonas at the Metropolitan Opera.  Music lovers can enjoy the return of holiday tunes, as well as the cool vibe at the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival.

In the visual arts, White Cube’s first solo show at its new Manhattan outpost is  an exhibit of new works from Tracey Emin.

sports and pop culture

In addition to the TCS New York City Marathon, sports fans will enjoy football games galore. Moviegoers will see a slew of new films, including the highly anticipated biopic Napoleon from director Ridley Scott.


Curated luxury events calendar and insider's guide to the top 25 events in the world in November 2023 in fashion, culture, travel and art.

Curated luxury events calendar and insider’s guide to the top 25 events in the world in November 2023 in fashion, culture, travel and art.

For those looking to get away from it all, the St. Barth Gourmet Festival is a great option, while New York City Jewelry Week is back to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping. Personally, we’re keen to take a spontaneous trip to the newly-opened Broadwick SoHo in London’s West End.

No matter your interests, there’s a world of luxurious happenings to discover this November.

the 25 best events in the world of luxury in november

It’s hard to narrow the list down to just the top 25 picks in the world of luxury in November 2023, but here goes.

we want to see

1. unnamed figures: black presence and absence in the early american north at the american folk art museum, new york

Unnamed Figures “invites visitors to focus on figures who appear in—or are omitted from—early American images, and will challenge conventional narratives that have minimized early Black histories in the North, revealing the complexities and contradictions of the region’s history between the late 1600s and early 1800s.”  More than 125 works will be on display, including painting, needlework, and works on paper – Nov 15 – March 24, 2024

2. tracey emin: lovers grave at white cube, new york

Famed contemporary art gallery White Cube opened its first New York City outpost in early October on the Upper East Side. On of its first exhibits is new paintings and works on paper by Tracey Emin. It’s her first New York show in seven years – Nov 4 – Jan 13

3. simone leigh at the hirshhorn museum, washington, dc

In the first museum survey since her career-defining presentation at the 2022 Venice Biennale, this traveling exhibit “surveys the past 20 years of Leigh’s career, focusing predominantly on her sculptures in bronze, porcelain, terracotta and glass to highlight how her practice weaves together domestic architecture and feminine forms to create monuments to Black womanhood” – Nov 3 – March 3, 2024

4. alvin ailey dance theater at city center, new york

The iconic Alvin Ailey dance company celebrates its 65th year with performances at City Center. During this milestone anniversary season (which will run a full 5 weeks), Amy Hall Garner and Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish will stage world premieres of two new works: CENTURY and Me, Myself and You. – Nov 29 – Dec 31

5. the nutcracker

The holiday classic George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker returns to Lincoln Center with 90 New York City Ballet dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands. And more than 125 young students, in two alternating casts, from the School of American Ballet – Nov 24 – Dec 31

we want to read

6. Eyeliner: A Cultural History by Zahra Hankir.



Who knew that eyeliner has such a rich heritage and such explanatory power? We’re keen to read this new work about how the “ubiquitous but seldom-examined product becomes a portal to history, proof both of the stunning variety among cultures across time and space and of our shared humanity. ” – Release date November 14, 2023

7. Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, and Juice: Cocktails from Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin.



We read the publisher’s description of this book and we’re all in. “Discover the fascinating history of Black mixology and its enduring influence on American cocktail culture through 70 rediscovered, modernized, or celebrated recipes, by the James Beard Award–winning author of Jubilee.” Just in time for holiday entertaining season! Release date November 14, 2023

we want to watch

8. Napoleon

Ridley Scott directs this might-be Thanksgiving weekend blockbuster biopic about the infamous French emperor. The film “takes a personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte’s origins, and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor viewed through the prism of his addictive, and often volatile, relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.” Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby star – opens Nov 22

9. Rustin

The architect of 1963’s March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers of the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo, Rustin shines a spotlight on an extraordinary man whose story has not yet been fully told and celebrated – opens Nov 3

10. May December

In this highly buzzed-about drama, Nathalie Portman and Julianne Moore star as a real-life tabloid sensation and the actress who will play her in an upcoming film. Twenty years after their notorious romance gripped the nation, Gracie and her husband Joe (twenty-three years her junior) brace themselves for the arrival of Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry. She’s there to better understand Gracie, but under the pressure of an outsider’s gaze, family dynamics start to heat up – open Nov 17

11. The Crown season 6, part 1 on Netflix

Season 6 will be the final season of this long-running biopic about the British Royal Family. Netflix will be dropping it in two parts, the first half of which is out in November. This season will take place between 1997 and 2005, covering the  death of Princess Diana of Wales, the beginning of the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Charles’ wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles. – streaming Nov 16

we want to hear

12. liz phair: exhile in guyville 30th anniversary tour

Yes, there is life after Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Among the many concerts and festivals this fall is Liz Phair’s latest tour, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Exile in Guyville. She’ll be making stops across the US – Nov 3 – Dec 9

13. Florencia en el Amazonas at the Met, New York

Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera tells the enchanting story of a Brazilian opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus—and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle – Nov 14 – Dec 16

14. monte-carlo jazz festival

The 17th annual Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival takes up residence at the Opera Garnier; performances are also held at the iconic Casino – Nov 17 – Dec 2

15. Where Are You Going?

In this charming podcast, host Catherine Carr asks random strangers on the street the titular question. In New York, Liverpool, Brighton, Cambridge and Cardiff, she shares a 15-minute episode that will leave you feeling a little more connected to the world and little bit lighter in spirit.

we want to check out

16. melbourne cup

The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race, is a 3,200 meter race for three year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria; it’s the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world and one of the richest turf races. This year is the 163rd running of the competition – Nov 7

17. tcs new york city marathon

The 52nd running of the TCS New York City Marathon hits all five boroughs. As the largest marathon in the world, it leads the World Marathon Majors. It’s also the occasion for one of the biggest party days in New York City every year – Nov 5

18. salon art + design

The 11th edition of Salon Art + Design is at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, showcasing historical, modern and contemporary art and design – Nov 9 – 13

19. lancaster classic motor show

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is one of the largest classic car shows in the world. Held annually at the NEC in Birmingham, the event features over 2,000 classic cars, 300 classic motorbikes and hundreds of trade stands. The UK’s biggest car clubs attend, there are restoration demos and a two day auction – Nov 10 – 12

20. new york city jewelry week

Looking to add a little sparkle to your holiday season looks?  New York City Jewelry Week returns with everyone from world renowned jewelry houses along Madison Avenue, to family-owned workshops on 47th Street, to storied boutiques in SoHo, forward thinking galleries in Tribeca and home grown maker spaces in Brooklyn taking part – Nov 13 – 19

we want to check into

21. the broadwick, soho, london

There’s a new independently owned boutique hotel in London’s West End, The Broadwick SoHo. The property has 57 rooms, and is home to a modern and contemporary art collection that includes the work of Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and William Turnbull.

22. angama amboseli, kenya

The team behind Angama Mara is set to open Angama Amboseli, a new lodge in Kimana Sanctuary, southeast of the Maasai Mara. AD reports that it will feature “ten luxurious tented suites with Fermob rocking chairs on private decks offering views of Mount Kilimanjaro, an indoor-outdoor dining area with a firepit for sundowners, and an infinity pool with a drinking trough for visiting elephants.”

we want a taste of

23. epcot international food & wine festival

It’s not too late to catch the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival in Orlando, Florida. The fan favorite (and family friendly) event will run through November 18.

24. st. barth gourmet festival

The St. Barth Gourmet Festival returns for its 9th year, featuring Michelin-starred chefs from France hosting cooking classes by day. And serving multi-course dinners by night – Nov 7 – 12

25. san diego bay wine + food festival

Filled dozens of events, a wide range of wineries, and a beautiful backdrop of sailboats and sandy beaches, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is a perfect way for foodies to begin the holiday feasting and entertaining season – Nov 6 – 12

what else is going on?

hairy dudes

This month starts out with All Saint’s Day on the 1st, which honors all the saints, known and unknown. November is also Men’s Health Awareness Month, so expect to see typically clean-shaven men in the office, on Zoom calls, hosting TV shows and pretty much everywhere else sporting mustaches in support of Movember.

civic duties and commemorations

Daylight Savings ends on the 5th and Election Day in the US is on the 7th, so don’t forget to adjust your clocks and exercise your civic duty and vote.  The 11th is Veteran’s Day in the US and Armistice Day in Europe, both commemorating the end of WWI.


The beloved annual American holiday is the 23rd, bringing many time-honored traditions, including the 97th procession of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Thanksgiving weekend will also see lots of football, including Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers games on Turkey Day itself. And the mother of all shopping days, Black Friday, is the 24th.

Curated luxury events calendar and insider’s guide to the top 25 events in the world in November 2023 in fashion, culture, travel and art.

holiday decorations and tree lightings

By the close of the month, the holiday season will have officially begun. Of course, no one will wait until then to start decking the halls: all month long, holiday lights and decorations will be installed in the glittering cities and charming villages of the world.

Nothing says the holidays in New York City like the window displays on Fifth Avenue, the Winter Village in Bryant Park and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, which will be lit on Wednesday, November 29th.

top luxury experiences on the calendar in november 2023

That’s it. Our curated calendar of the best luxury events and experiences in November 2023. By the way, if you’re looking for an actual calendar, consider one of our limited edition 2024 wall calendars, with exclusive photos of some of our favorite things. Get yours here.

What are you most excited about, dear reader? Wherever November takes you, we hope it leaves you feeling thankful.

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.