New York events in November

Plan your month with our events calendar featuring the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Alt-J and the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Give thanks for our events calendar for November, which will help you make plans for Thanksgiving and the rest of the month. Use our guide to find the best holiday events, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. For those who just want to rock out, November has a ton of great concerts including Alt-J and FKA twigs.

Our November highlights

The Dalai Lama

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway, at 74th St
  2. Mon Nov 3 - Tue Nov 4
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  1. Manhattan
  2. Fri Nov 28
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Jan 3
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More events in November 2014

Kimbra + Empress Of

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Heat-seeking New Zealand songstress Kimbra is much more than the crystal-clear–voiced cameo artist on Gotye's 2011 viral hit, "Somebody That I Used to Know." As a follow-up to 2012's Vows, a heavily rhythmic jazz-and-soul-inflected pop concoction, the 24-year-old recently released The Golden Echo, which promises to earn her the stateside name recognition she enjoys at home.

  1. Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St, between Bowery and Chrystie St
  2. Sun Nov 2
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London Grammar + Until the Ribbon Breaks

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Fast-rising British indie-pop trio London Grammar hits NYC with support from soulful electro-r&b songster Pete Lawrie Winfield, a.k.a. Until the Ribbon Breaks.

  1. Terminal 5 610 W 56th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Tue Nov 11
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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Frozen surpassed all expectations and became one of the most talked-about Disney movies since The Lion King. Now, Disney takes the show on the road with Disney on Ice's Frozen. Which makes sense since the whole thing is on ice. Ever wanted to see someone sing “Let It Go” while struggling not to fall over on two metal blades attached to their feet? Exactly. The kids will love it.

  1. Prudential Center 165 Mulberry St, between Edison Pl and Lafayette St
  2. Tue Nov 11 - Sun Nov 23
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Batsheva Dance Company

  • Price band: 2/4
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Gaga innovator Ohad Naharin & Co. return to BAM with Sadeh21, a collaboratively developed movement study performed by 18 dancers that unfolds in 21 sections.

  1. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave, between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St
  2. Wed Nov 12 - Sat Nov 15
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Foxcatcher

Arrestingly made yet oppressively morbid, Bennett Miller’s feeble-brained Foxcatcher focuses, like the director’s Capote (2005), on a true-life crime story.

  1. Opens Fri Nov 14

"Exposed: A History of Lingerie"

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  • Free

Whatever your interest in ladies’ undergarments, you’ll see more than 70 iterations from throughout history at the Museum at FIT’s new exhibit. From a circa-1770 whalebone corset to Rudi Gernreich’s wireless “no-bra bra” of the ’60s, the exhibit looks at how form and function have shifted over time, as well as how nightgowns and other silhouette-framing pieces (like the Juel Park couture favored by Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor) have inspired formal wear and everyday clothes alike.

  1. The Museum at FIT Seventh Ave, at 27th St
  2. Tue Aug 26 - Sat Nov 15
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Drunken Shakespeare

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The Night Shift, which describes itself as a “working class theater” group, hosts this inebriated reading of Shakespearean monologues. Want to see if you can recite Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” after a few brews? Step up to the mike, or just sit back and soak in the iambs.

  1. Bar Nine 807 Ninth Ave, between 53rd and 54th Sts, 10019
  2. Sun Sep 21 - Sun Jan 18
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Diana Krall

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Having reached the Tony Bennett stage of her illustrious career, Diana Krall's latest album, Wallflower, finds the husky-voiced jazz pianist covering classics like "California Dreamin'" and "Desperado." It's the culmination of her slow-but-steady move toward pop material in the decade since her marriage to one Declan MacManus, a.k.a. Elvis Costello, so get ready to hear jazzy renditions of your pop darlings.

  1. Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway, at 74th St
  2. Sat Nov 22
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Interpol + Hundred Waters

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Interpol's brief moment as indie-rock gods didn't last forever—Turn on the Bright Lights holds up as one of the most memorable debuts of the ’00s—but the band still manages to churn out solid, Joy Division–esque anthems on its new, fifth LP, El Pintor. Art-pop up-and-comers Hundred Waters open.

  1. Terminal 5 610 W 56th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Mon Nov 24
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Julian Casablancas & the Voidz

  • Price band: 2/4
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NYC rock legend (and the last guy still swapping s for z) Julian Casablancas isn't resting on his considerable laurels as frontman for New York's beloved Strokes, who played a knockout gig at this year's Governors Ball. With his new band the Voidz, Casablancas has just released Tyranny, his first extracurricular effort since 2009's Phrazes for the Young. Snag your tickets as this hometown show is sure to sell out fast.

  1. Hammerstein Ballroom (at the Manhattan Center) 311 W 34th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, 10001
  2. Tue Nov 25
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Billy Joel

  • Price band: 3/4
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Erstwhile angry young man Billy Joel—now an official Madison Square Garden franchise, like the Knicks and Rangers—is tacking on date after date in what's threatening to become an endless run. Because you had to be a big shot, didn’t you, eh, Piano Man? (P.S. Welcome back.)

  1. Madison Square Garden 4 Pennsylvania Plaza , between 31st and 33rd Sts, 10001
  2. Wed Sep 17 - Thu Dec 18
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Death From Above 1979

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

One month shy of a decade since the release of their much-acclaimed debut, 2004's You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, the amped-up Canadian dance-rawk duo finally dropped their follow-up, The Physical World, just in time to ride the early aughts nostalgia wave. Smart move, guys.

  1. Terminal 5 610 W 56th St, at Eleventh Ave
  2. Fri Nov 28
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Arlo Guthrie's Annual Thanksgiving Concert

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Every Thanksgiving, Woody's son Arlo hosts a big charity concert at Carnegie Hall—expect guests, folk standards and a blowout rendition of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree."

  1. Carnegie Hall 154 W 57th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Sat Nov 29
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

New York City Ballet presents the 60th-anniversary season of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Set to the famous Tchaikovsky score, this holiday staple includes the full company, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands, 100 School of American Ballet students and one 40-foot Christmas tree.

  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Jan 3
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Holiday Train Show

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Watch choo-choo’s go vroom-vroom in a circle. In NYBG's wildly popular diorama, more than a dozen model railway trains traverse an incredibly detailed New York City scene, including landmarks like the Empire State Building and Radio City Music Hall, made of natural materials such as leaves, twigs, bark and berries.

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sun Nov 16 - Wed Dec 31
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Radio City Stage Door Tour

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This hour-long tour of the Art Deco theater includes a look at the Roxy Suite—created for vaudeville producer Samuel Lionel "Roxy" Rothafel when the stage opened in 1931—a meet-and-greet with a Rockette and a glimpse at the VIP-signed guest book. Attendees can even pose in a digitally re-created version of the vaunted Rockette kick line. Tours leave every half hour.

  1. Radio City Music Hall 1260 Sixth Ave, at 50th St
  2. Until Wed Dec 31
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WindowsWear

  • Price band: 2/4

Window-shopping went to a whole new level in November 2012 with the launch of WindowsWear, which catalogs the current displays of 500 retailers in cities like New York, Milan and Paris. The veneer-monitoring site offers an offline tour of Fifth Avenue’s most impressive glass facades: Over two hours, you’ll check out stores like Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue, while hearing about the inspiration behind the constantly changing spectacles.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Wed Aug 27 - Wed Dec 31
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