Friday October 30, 2009November 1, Tina Arena, singer, 42; November 4, Curtis Stone, chef, 34; November 7, Mark Philippoussis, 33, tennis player; November 10, Chris Lilley, comedian, 35; November 12 Radha Mitchell, actor, 36; November 17, Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read, former criminal, 55; November 17, Kate Ceberano, 43, singer; November 23, Merv Hughes, retired cricketer, 48; November 24, Shane Bourne, actor/comedian, 60; November 25, Peter Siddle, cricketer, 25; November 26, Natalie Gauci, singer, 28; November 28, Andrew Bogut, basketballplayer, 25.
Friday October 30, 2009Something for everyone this month, starting with the annual moustache drive for men's health, Movember. Melbourne Cup Day (November 3) breaks the mid-year public holiday drought and Remembrance Day (November 11) gives us a chance to pause and reflect. You can see the Festival of Jewish Cinema (from November 12-29) and from November 5 you can catch Michael Moore's latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story and Eric Bana in The Time Traveller's Wife. Bangarra Dance Theatre presents a retrospective from November 6 and the festival season rolls on with the Polish Festival at Fed Square (November 15), the Big West Festival in Footscray (November 20-29) and the Queenscliff Music Festival (November 27-29). Tiger Woods pockets his $3-million appearance fee at the Masters and Dennis Hopper is in town (both from November 12). Seinfeld's Jason Alexander presents his Comedy Spectacular at Regent Theatre from November 27. There's a new exhibition of AC/DC memorabilia at the Arts Centre (from November 7). If you've missed out on tickets to the RocKwiz Christmas special (November 24-26) head down to the first Suzuki Night Market for a feed, on November 25.