The Dandelion Chandelier Entertainment Calendar showcases the best in the world of pop culture. The notable new movies, TV shows, new plays and podcasts in pop culture in November 2019. Plus new drops and tours launching in pop music, and the top movie and music festivals in November 2019. For the full November 2019 Luxury Calendar, click here. And for a list of fantastic new books being published in November 2019, click here.
what’s happening in pop culture this november 2019?
The countdown to holiday blockbusters is on this month. There are a slew of new movie arrivals aspiring to be Oscar nominees like The Irishman from Martin Scorcese and The Report starring Adam Driver.
On the small screen there are two new arrivals in the streaming business hoping to compete with Netflix and its season 3 debut of The Crown. Of course, if you are ready to full on celebrate the holidays, you will find a little bit of that too as both A Christmas Carol and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas hit the stage. So get ready to watch, listen and stream on as you try your best not to open December’s advent calendar just yet.
the best in pop culture this november 2019
1. best new movies and film festivals in november 2019
Cynthia Erivo plays Harriet Tubman in the film Harriet. Leslie Odom Jr., Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Clarke Peters also star – Nov 1
The Irishman follows Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro, as he recounts all of the hit jobs he says he committed for the Bufalino crime family, including the murder of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) – Theaters Nov 1, Netflix Nov 15
The Stockholm International Film Festival celebrates its 30th year. It’s one of the largest cultural events in the Nordic region with 150 premieres from more than 60 countries. If you go, be sure to bring along our guide to the city – Nov 6 – 17
Lots of Adam Driver!
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson star in Marriage Story, a heartrending comedy-drama as a couple undergoing a divorce that pushes them in unexpected ways – Theaters Nov 6, Netflix Dec 6
One of the buzziest films from Sundance this year was The Report, in which Adam Driver plays Daniel J. Jones, the Senate staffer who investigated the CIA’s use of torture following 9/11. Annette Bening, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney and Jon Hamm also star – Theaters Nov 15, Amazon Nov 29
Returning to London is the annual UK Film Festival – Nov 19 – 23
Frozen 2 will see Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven journey far beyond the gates of Arendelle – Nov 22
2. big television events in november 2019
Apple joins the streaming service game with four original programs on Apple TV+, among the shows being offered is Dickinson, a period comedy series with a modern sensibility starring Hailee Steinfeld as 19th century writer Emily Dickinson – Nov 1
Also on Apple TV+ is The Morning Show a drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carrell and Reese Witherspoon which takes viewers behind the scenes of a fictional morning tv program – Nov 1
HBO’s next attempt at epic fantasy is this adaptation of the beloved Philip Pullman books. His Dark Materials follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a girl with special gifts, who sets out to stop a plot to secretly abduct hordes of children. Keen stars alongside James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda – Nov 3 on BBC, Nov 4 on HBO
Disney will launch its Disney+ streaming service this month, and it’s kicking it off with The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars television series. Set in the years immediately after Return of the Jedi, the show will focus on a gunfighter in the mold of Boba Fett, portrayed by Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal – Nov 12
Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies will take over as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when The Crown on Netflix returns this month. After you binge watch season 3, read the latest good deeds that one of our favorite royals has been up to recently – Nov 17
3. best new plays in november 2019
Using the songs from the eponymous Alanis Morissette album (plus new material), Jagged Little Pill at the Broadhurst tells the story of a multi-generation, multiracial suburban family grappling with a series of distressing events – Previews Nov 3, Opens Dec 5
Starring House of Card’s Campbell Scott as Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre is a transfer from a run at London’s Old Vic that weaves immersive storytelling and Christmas carols – Previews Nov 7, Opens Nov 20
The Half Life of Marie Curie at the Minetta Lane Theatre follows Curie during the summer of 1912 when news of her secret affair threatens to overshadow her second Nobel Prize win. Kate Mulgrew stars – Previews Nov 12, Opens Nov 19
Just in time for the holidays Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is at London’s Dominion Theatre – Nov 16
4. best pop music events in november 2019
Indie rock band, Cold War Kids, will release the first album of a trilogy titled New Age Norms 1 – Nov 1
Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth is at the Nederlander Theatre for a string of eight performances celebrating her new album, For The Girls, featuring songs like “The Way We Were,” “When I Fall in Love” and “The Man That Got Away” – Nov 8 – 14
Ariana Grande returns to Brooklyn with her Sweetener World Tour – Nov 12
The 53rd annual CMA Awards will air on ABC. Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will host as well as perform – Nov 13
The 2019 American Music Awards are at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be shown on ABC. Post Malone leads the list with seven nods, with Ariana Grande and first time nominee Billie Eilish following with six each – Nov 24
5. best new podcasts in november 2019
Mob Queens explores the unsung women who often held “the family” and its business operations together. The podcast’s first season focuses on Anna Genovese wife of “King of the Underworld” and ruthless Mafia boss Vito
MoMa has launched The Way I See It a new radio and podcast collaboration with the BBC, in which 30 extraordinary guests in different fields choose their favorite work in the museum’s collection
School Colors is a tale of two schools on the same street in School District 16 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. One has a waiting list of people scrambling to get their child admitted, while the other one is only at a quarter of its capacity and is threatening to close. The eight-part documentary tells the story of a neighborhood grappling with race, class and power on the battleground of its schools
Adult ISH is a weekly storytelling and conversation podcast that’s made for and by Generation Z. Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen, both 22, host round table discussions, interviews and advice sessions about the concerns of young people today: debt, sexual health, depression, cannabis and cuffing season
the best in pop culture this november 2019
That’s it. Our top picks for the best in the world of pop culture this November 2019. Let’s get it started.
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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.
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