The Calendar

what are the best events in entertainment this November?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Entertainment Calendar is our curated list of what to watch, listen to and read in November 2017. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Entertainment events, click here.


  • 11/8/16 is a documentary made by 18 filmmakers who followed voters in 25 states in the U.S. on Election Day 2016 – Nov 1
  • Last Flag Flying was written and directed by Richard Linklater; set in 2003, it’s the story of three Vietnam veterans who travel together to bury the son of one, killed in Iraq – the friends are played by Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston – Nov 3
  • Woody Harrelson is LBJ and Jennifer Jason Leigh is his wife in this biopic directed by Rob Reiner – Nov 3
  • Thor: Ragnarok sees Chris Hemsworth’s return in the title role, with Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk in an “intergalactic adventure” – Nov 3
  • Denzel Washington is Roman J. Israel, Esq. in the legal drama written and directed by Dan Gilroy; Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo co-star – Nov 3
  • LACMA’s Art + Film gala honors artist Mark Bradford and director George Lucas – Nov 4
  • Lady Bird is Greta Gerwig’ first solo directing gig; set in Sacramento, it’s a comedy loosely based on her childhood starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, and Lucas Hedges – Nov 10
  • Murder on the Orient Express is director Kenneth Branagh’s take on the Agatha Christie classic who-done-it; Branagh plays Hercule Poirot, and the cast includes Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Leslie Odom Jr. and Michelle Pfeiffer – Nov 10
  • Director Steve McQueen’s video installation about Paul Robeson is on view at the Perez Art Museum in Miami – Nov 17
  • Justice League assembles a number of DC Comics’ superheroes, including Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, and the Flash; Joss Whedon directs – Nov 17
  • Wonder, based on the bestselling novel, stars Jacob Tremblay as a 5th-grader struggling with facial deformity – Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson are his parents – Nov 17
  • Mudbound is the buzzed-about Netflix original film starring Carey Mulligan and Mary J. Blige, written and directed by Dee Rees; set in Mississippi in the 1940s, it’s the tale of a family of black sharecroppers and white landowners, told in epic scale – Nov 17
  • CoCo is an animated film from Pixar set on Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) in Mexico – a young boy who’s an aspiring musician discovers the world of his departed loved ones – Nov 22
  • Molly’s Game is Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, based on the true story of Molly Bloom (played by Jessica Chastain), known for arranging secret poker games and indicted for her role in a gambling ring – Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Michael Cera co-star – Nov 22
  • Darkest Hour sees Gary Oldman playing Winston Churchill – Nov 22
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a documentary that reveals the starlet’s talent as an inventor: during WW2, she helped devise a technology that provided the underpinnings for today’s Bluetooth and WiFi – Nov 24
  • Call Me By Your Name stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet as a teenager spending the summer in northern Italy who is drawn to an American doctoral student – Nov 24
  • The Current War is the story of the rivalry between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) to dominate the electrical power industry – Nov 24


  • Alias Grace on Netflix is a new drama series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood; Grace Marks, an Irish immigrant-turned-servant, is convicted for murdering her employer and his housekeeper – she claims amnesia about the night in question – Nov 3
  • SMILF on Showtime is a semi-autobiographical comedy from Frankie Shaw set in Boston’s Southie neighborhood; Rosie O’Donnell plays her mother – Nov 5
  • In Damnation on USA, new drama series, a man masquerading as a preacher during the 1930s in the Midwest leads an insurrection and butts heads with a professional strikebreaker hired by a tycoon to stop the uprising; unbeknownst to others, the two men share a secret past – Nov 7
  • The Long Road Home on Nat Geo is an 8-episode miniseries set in Sadr City in Baghdad and at Fort Hood, Texas, based on reporter Martha Raddatz’s book about an ambush and its aftermath – Nov 7
  • Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour: Season 1 on A&E is a reality series featuring rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack, visiting noted tourist attractions throughout the world – Nov 8
  • Ill Behaviour is a new British comedy series on Showtime – Nov 13
  • Future Man is the creation of Seth Rogen; the comedy is about a janitor who turns out to be the Chosen One who can save humanity from a terrible dystopian future – Nov 14
  • Search Party on TBS, the comedy/missing-person mystery, starts Season 2 – Nov 19
  • Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu is new drama series that pits six super-powered teens against their parents, who just happen to lead a massive criminal organization – Nov 21
  • The new Netflix drama limited series, Godless, executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh, is a Western and a revenge tale starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery – Nov 22
  • In She’s Gotta Have It, Netflix reboots the famous Spike Lee film in a new dramedy series: Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) is a twentysomething black woman whose attention is divided between work, friends, and three very different lovers – Nov 23
  • Glitch on Netflix is a new drama series – Nov 28
  • The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is broadcast from Shanghai on CBS – Nov 28
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a new series on Amazon Prime; set in the 1950s, Miriam “Midge” Maisel is a content wife and mother whose perfect life takes a sudden turn when she discovers an unknown talent for stand-up comedy – Nov 29
  • Happy! on SyFy features Christopher Meloni as a detective-turned-hired killer who thrives on booze, drugs and sarcasm until his life is changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive imaginary blue-winged horse; it’s based on the graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson – Nov 29


  • Kids-oriented podcasts are officially a Thing, according to the New York Times. Podcast company Panoply has launched Pinna, an advertising-free subscription app for kids aged 4-12; The Show About Science is a podcast in which the 7-year old host interviews scientists; The Ghost of Jessica Majors is a new paranormal mystery podcast for pre-teens
  • Call Your Girlfriend with Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow features conversations between the two long-distance best friends, who chat bi-weekly about what’s going on in the news and pop culture, and riff on their personal passions
  • On The/Filmcast, hosts David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata give their take on the latest TV and film releases and news
  • I Only Listen to the Mountain Goatsis a podcast with Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead, in conversation with one of his artistic heroes, John Darnielle, singer and songwriter of the Mountain Goats; in each episode, the two are joined by a special guest to discuss songwriting, storytelling, current events, and the art and artists that inspire them
  • One of the breakout stars of the 2016 podcast NPR Politics was reporter Sam Sanders; he’s now the host of his own podcast (and radio show), called It’s Been A Minute, in which he talks with newsmakers, artists, and other reporters about everything from music and television to a round-up of the week’s news (it’s been described as “a show for people who are exhausted by the news but can’t stop.”)
  • The New York Times podcast The Daily is hosted by Michael Barbaro; for twenty minutes a day, five days a week, it provides an in-depth explanation of key news events


  • Meteor Shower at the Booth Theater in New York is Steve Martin’s latest play, about a dinner party interrupted by falling space debris; Amy Schumer makes her Broadway debut alongside co-star Keegan-Michael Key – previews begin Nov 1 for an opening Nov 29
  • Junk, a new play from Ayad Akhtar, who won a Pulitzer for his 2013 work Disgraced, will open at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center; loosely inspired by the real stories of Wall Street traders Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky, the production will be directed by Doug Hughes – Nov 2
  • At the Barbican Theater in London, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present Coriolanus – opening Nov 6
  • The Primary Stage production of Pride and Prejudice at the Cherry Lane Theater stars Kate Hamill – Nov 7
  • The Band’s Visit will open at the Barrymore Theater on Broadway – based on the 2007 film about an Egyptian police band that mistakenly winds up in a remote Israeli town – Nov 9
  • Tracy Letts premieres his latest work about small-town politics, The Minutes, at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago – previews Nov 9, opening Nov 19
  • School Girls at the MCC Theater, directed by Tony-winner Rebecca Taichman, is about a Miss Universe pageant in Ghana – previews Nov 2 for a Nov 19 opening
  • Nina Simone: Four Women by Cristina Ham at the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage imagines the moment when the iconic singer became a civil rights activist – Harriett D. Foy plays Simone – previews Nov 10, running Nov 16-Dec 24
  • At Carnegie Hall, the American premiere of The Children’s Monologues will double as a fund-raiser for the arts charity Dramatic Need. Director Danny Boyle has organized the production, which features actors reading the writing of children from Rammulotsi, a rural township in the Free State province of South Africa, who were asked to recall a day they would never forget. Their stories were adapted for the stage by playwrights including Lynn Nottage, Neil LaBute and David Hare. Participating actors include Charlize Theron, Ewan McGregor, Susan Sarandon, Audra McDonald and Lena Dunham – Nov 13
  • In London at the Young Vic Theater, The Suppliant Women, adapted by David Grieg, updates Aeschylus’s tale of fifty woman who set off across perilous seas; it’s reimagined as a contemporary refugee crisis; fifty local women will be onstage to create a piercing look at what it means to seek asylum – Nov 13-25
  • City Center stages Brigadoon starring Kelli O’Hara and Patrick Wilson, directed by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon – opens Nov 15, runs thru Nov 19
  • The Wolves at the Mitzi Newhouse at Lincoln Center is a play about a teenaged girls soccer team – previews Nov 1 for a Nov 20 opening
  • Yellowman at the Young Vic Theater in London, directed by Nancy Medina, is a two-person drama about growing up in the Deep South; its writer Dael Orlandersmith was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his story of a friendship between a man and a woman that’s torn apart by racial prejudice – Nov 22-Dec 2
  • The Fountainhead at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, based on Ayn Rand’s novel, will be directed by Ivo van Hove and presented in Dutch with English subtitles; its set in a co-working space, and is performed over the course of four hours – Nov 28-Dec 2
  • At London’s Old Vic Theatre, Welsh star Rhys Ifans takes on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ timeless classic A Christmas Carol – Previews begin Nov 18 for a Nov 29 opening
  • Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman by Beau Willimon (of House of Cards fame) at the Hudson Theater – set in DC, the play examines politics and society, secret deals and sex – previews Nov 7 for a Nov 30 opening

Popular Music.

  • Bob Dylan plays the Fox Theater in Detroit; Katy Perry is at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, and Kesha’s Rainbow Tour touches down at the Hollywood Palladium in LA – Nov 1
  • Iceland Airwaves is a music festival in Reykjavik with performances held in small venues throughout the city; musical acts this year will include Ásgeir, Caribou, and Hozier – Nov 1-5
  • Imagine Dragons’ EVOLVE TOUR is in Philadelphia – Nov 2
  • The Weeknd plays the United Center in Chicago – Nov 2
  • Revelations, the new Shamir album; and Unapologetically, the second album from Kelsea Ballerini, are both scheduled for release Nov 3
  • Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album, Reputation, is due out Nov 10
  • Electric Daisy Carnival: Orlando will be at Tinker Field – Nov 10
  • Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Nov 10 – Jan 1, 2018
  • Janet Jackson plays the Barclay’s Center – Nov 15
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg releases her first LP in six years, Rest, produced and written with, among others, Paul McCartney and Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo – Nov 17
  • LCD Soundsystem hits LA for five nights – Nov 17-21
  • 2017 American Music Awards are on ABC – Nov 19
  • In All I Want For Christmas Is You : A Night of Joy & Festivity, Mariah Carey brings her annual Christmas concert back to the Beacon Theater in New York — Nov 27 – Dec 5
  • Jay-Z is back at the Barclay’s Center – Nov 26 – 27
  • Migos (the guys behind “Bad and Boujee”) and SoundCloud sensation Lil Yachty share the stage for the finale of Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre – Nov 30


  • The Stories We Tell: Classic True Tales by America’s Greatest Women Journalists, edited by Patsy Sims, is an anthology of landmark long-form articles written by female journalists – Nov 1
  • In Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, Andrea Lawlor tells the story of Paul, a shape-shifter tending bar in a college town in the mid-1990s; Paul can change his gender and appearance at will and does so as he navigates in and out of various pockets of academia – Nov 1
  • Heather, The Totality is a debut novel from the creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner; it’s the tale of a conflict between a privileged family and a dangerous young man – Nov 7
  • Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben is a debut novel about a group of hippies and environmentalists who consider leading the charge to have Vermont secede from the US – Nov 7
  • In Freya, set in 1950s England, Anthony Quinn writes the tale of “an unconventional young woman who develops her reputation as a bold journalist while cherishing—and sometimes forfeiting—a profound female friendship” – Nov 7
  • John Banville’s Osmond is a sequel to The Portrait of a Lady: Isabel Osmond departs London to return to Rome and her psychologically abusive husband, Gilbert; she delays the confrontation for almost two months as she seeks counsel from friends and ponders her shortcomings, dead marriage, and the sort of freedom she desires – Nov 7
  • At the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, novelist Kurt Andersen will host actor Alec Baldwin to talk about You Can’t Spell America Without Me, their satirical take on the President’s first year in office – Nov 9
  • Debriefing: Collected Stories by Susan Sontag is a compilation of short stories from the essayist – Nov 14
  • Improvement by Joan Silber features a group of characters woven together by a chain of decisions, accidents, and consequences; it’s an exploration of “the dynamics of relationships across races and cultures, the ramifications of smuggling both American cigarettes and European antiquities, the need to find and honor family, and the intentions to sell a Turkish rug, to start one’s own eyebrow-grooming business, to somehow make right things that have gone very wrong” – Nov 14
  • Caliban by Rachel Ingalls was originally published in 1982 to rave reviews that compared it to works by Edgar Allan Poe, David Lynch, Richard Yates, and Angela Carter; in this reissued novel that is simultaneously love story, social commentary, and satire, “a lonely housewife gets a new lease on life in the strong, green arms of a sea monster” – Nov 28


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