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Fun Things to do in Chicago in November

The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in Chicago over the next few weeks. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you feel we should add to the list.

 

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is a swing and jump blues band formed in 1990 by Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer. The group covered Louis Prima’s “Jump Jive an’ Wail”, which appeared on Prima’s 1957 album The Wildest!.

When
November 13, Monday @ 7:30 PM

Where
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N Chicago
Joliet, Illinois 60432

 

Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands.She has independently released numerous singles and one extended play, Project 11, and is most known for her guest appearances on the songs “Jorja Interlude” and “Get It Together” from Canadian rapper Drake’s album More Life.

When
November 14, Tuesday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Subterranean
2011 W North Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60647

 

Lupe Fiasco

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor.

When
November 15, Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Where
House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

 

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor is an American rock band from Torrance, California, formed in 2008. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Barry Johnson, guitarist Chase Knobbe, drummer Jeff Enzor and bassist and back-up vocalist Matt Ebert.

When
November 15, Wednesday @ 5:30 PM

Where
Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647

 

Niall Horan

Niall James Horan is an Irish singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the boy band One Direction. In 2010, Horan auditioned as a solo artist for British televised singing competition The X Factor.

When
November 15, Wednesday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Rosemont Theatre
5400 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois

 

Molotov

Molotov is a Mexican rock band formed in Mexico City in September 1995. Their lyrics feature a mixture of Spanish and English, rapped and sung by all members of the group.

When
November 16, Thursday @ 6:30 PM

Where
House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

 

Hoodie Allen

Steven Adam Markowitz, better known by his stage name Hoodie Allen, is an American rapper from Long Island, New York.

When
November 16, Thursday @ 7:30 PM

Where
Vic Theatre
3145 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657

 

She Wants Revenge

She Wants Revenge is an American rock band, based in San Fernando Valley, California and formed in 2004. The group’s debut album She Wants Revenge was released in early 2006, with three singles to follow.

When
November 17, Friday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Bottom Lounge
1375 W Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

 

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin, also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer.

Jimmy Herring

Jimmy Herring is an American guitarist who is the lead guitarist in the band Widespread Panic. Herring is a founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit and Jazz Is Dead.

When
November 17, Friday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Vic Theatre
3145 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657

 

Highly Suspect

Highly Suspect is an American rock trio from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band was founded by twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer and their best friend Johnny Stevens.

When
November 17 & 18, Friday & Saturday @ 6:00 PM

Where
House of Blues – Chicago
329 North Dearborn
Chicago, Illinois 60654

 

Hot Chip

Hot Chip are an English indietronica band formed in London, in 2000. They have released six studio albums: Coming on Strong, The Warning, Made in the Dark, One Life Stand, In Our Heads, and Why Make Sense?.

When
November 18, Saturday @ 10:00 PM

Where
Smart Bar
3730 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613

 

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. In 1990, she rose to fame with the release of “Vision of Love” from her eponymous debut album.

When
November 18, Saturday @ 7:30 PM

Where
The Chicago Theatre
175 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

 

Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.

When
November 18, Saturday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625

 

Josh Abbott Band

Josh Abbott Band is a Texas country band from Texas, USA, composed of Josh Abbott, Austin Davis, Preston Wait, Edward Villanueva, James Hertless, Caleb Keeter, and David Fralin.

When
November 18, Saturday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Joe’s Live Rosemont
5441 Park Pl, Rosemont, Illinois

 

Tank

Durrell Babbs, better known by his stage name Tank, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and producer.

Leela James

Leela James is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. James cites singers James Brown, Roberta Flack, Toni Braxton, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples, and Stevie Wonder as her influences.

When
November 19, Sunday @ 6:30 PM

Where
House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

 

Halsey

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer-songwriter. Her stage name is a reference to the Halsey Street station of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, and an anagram of her first name.

PARTYNEXTDOOR

Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, known professionally as PartyNextDoor and PND, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.

Charli XCX

Charlotte Emma Aitchison, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is a British singer and songwriter. She released her debut single independently in 2008 and initially performed at warehouse raves in London.

When
November 19, Sunday @ 7:00 PM

Where
Allstate Arena
6920 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois

 

Ana Gabriel

María Guadalupe Araújo, better known as Ana Gabriel, is a Mexican singer and songwriter from Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico. She first sang on the stage at age six, singing “Regalo A Dios” by José Alfredo Jiménez.

When
November 19, Sunday @ 7:00 PM

Where
Rosemont Theatre
5400 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois

 

Mayday

Mayday, is a Taiwanese band that was formed in the late 1990s with five members, Ashin, Monster and Stone, Masa and Guan You.

When
November 21, Tuesday @ 7:00 PM

Where
Auditorium Theatre
50 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

Noname

Fatimah Nyeema Warner, better known by her stage name Noname, is an American poet and hip hop recording artist from the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. She has been rapping and performing slam poetry in Chicago since 2010.

When
November 21, Tuesday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647

 

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón is a Mexican banda. In 1997 they signed with Sony Music Latin. In 2003, they switched labels and signed with Disa Records.

When
November 22, Wednesday @ 8:00 PM

Where
Allstate Arena
6920 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois

 

Goran Bregović

Goran Bregović is a Bosnian musician and one of the most internationally known modern musicians and composers of the Balkans. Bregović has composed for such varied artists as Iggy Pop and Cesária Évora.

When
November 23, Thursday @ 7:00 PM 

Where
Portage Theater
4050 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60641

 

A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan.

When
November 24, Friday @ 8:00 PM

Where
UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60607

 

The Verve Pipe

The Verve Pipe is an American rock band now based out of West Michigan. It was formed in 1992 in East Lansing by Brian Vander Ark, Brian Stout and Donny Brown.

When
November 24, Friday @ 7:30 PM

Where
City Winery
1200 Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

 

Tiger Army

Tiger Army is an American psychobilly band based in Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1996 in Berkeley, California, and its only constant member and lead songwriter is singer/guitarist Nick 13.

When
November 24, Friday @ 9:00 PM

Where
Beat Kitchen
2100 W Belmont
Chicago, Illinois 60618

 

Cannibal Corpse

The String Cheese Incident is an American band from Crested Butte and Telluride, Colorado, formed in 1993. The band is composed of Michael Kang, Michael Travis, Bill Nershi, Kyle Hollingsworth, and Keith Moseley, and, in 2004, Jason Hann.

When
November 24, Friday @ 8:30 PM

Where
Thalia Hall
1227 W 18th St
Chicago, Illinois 60608

 

Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling is an American jazz vocalist, composer, lyricist and vocalese performer. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Rockford, Elling first became interested in music through his father, who was Kapellmeister at a Lutheran church.

When
November 25, Saturday @ 5:00 PM

Where
City Winery
1200 Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

 

Paul van Dyk

Matthias Paul, better known by his stage name Paul van Dyk is a German Grammy Award-winning DJ, record producer and musician.

When
November 25, Saturday @ 9:00 PM

Where
Concord Music Hall
2047 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647

 

Tiger Army

Tiger Army is an American psychobilly band based in Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1996 in Berkeley, California, and its only constant member and lead songwriter is singer/guitarist Nick 13.

When
November 25, Saturday @ 7:00 PM 

Where
Metro
3730 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613

 

Suicide Silence

Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released five full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

When
November 25, Saturday @ 6:30 PM 

Where
Portage Theater
4050 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60641

 

Twista

Carl Terrell Mitchell, better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper.

When
November 25, Saturday @ 9:00 PM 

Where
WIRE
6815 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, Illinois 60402

 

Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey, known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the indie rock band the Smiths, which was active from 1982 to 1987.

When
November 25, Saturday @ 8:30 PM 

Where
Riviera Theatre
4746 North Racine Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

 

MICHAEL SERAFINI / GARRETT DAVID & JAVONNTTE

When
November 26, Sunday @ 10:00 PM 

Where
Smart Bar
3730 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613

 

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is an English singer, songwriter and model. Her musical career began at age 16, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group, and released her first single soon after.

When
November 26, Sunday @ 7:00 PM 

Where
Aragon Ballroom
1106 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

 

Jungle

When
November 27, Monday @ 9:00 PM 

Where
Metro
3730 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613

 

Marcus Johnson

Marcus Johnson is an American jazz musician, producer, and entrepreneur. He is the director of For the Love Of Brands, a company that houses both a music and a wine label.

When
November 27, Monday @ 8:00 PM 

Where
City Winery
1200 Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

 

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Monique Taylor, known professionally by her mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004.

When
November 28, Tuesday @ 8:00 PM 

Where
Symphony Center
220 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60604

 

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band consists of Edward Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor, and Christopher Bear. The band employs traditional and electronic instruments.

When
November 29, Wednesday @ 8:00 PM 

Where
Riviera Theatre
4746 North Racine Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

 

Khalid

Khalid Legend Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter. He is signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records.

When
November 29, Wednesday @ 8:00 PM 

Where
Aragon Ballroom
1106 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

 

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. His self-titled debut album, some of which was co-written with songwriter Iain Archer, was released in October 2012 and reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.

When
November 30, Thursday @ 8:30 PM 

Where
Metro
3730 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613

 

The Interrupters

The Interrupters are an American ska punk band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2011. The band comprises Aimee Interrupter on lead vocals, Kevin Bivona on guitar, Justin Bivona on bass, and Jesse Bivona on drums.

SWMRS

SWMRS is an American punk rock band formed in Oakland, California in 2004 by Cole Becker and Joey Armstrong, with Cole’s brother Max joining only a few weeks afterwards.

When
November 30, Thursday @ 5:00 PM 

Where
House of Blues – Chicago
329 North Dearborn
Chicago, Illinois 60654

 

Evanescence

Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent albums, the band released their first full-length album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003.

When
November 30, Thursday @ 8:00 PM

Where
The Chicago Theatre
175 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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