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The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsNovember 2015

Classic Rock, Soul, R&B, Blues


11/1 at 7:30 Prog rock’s foremost flutist gets meta this fall with an eight-city tour toasting Jethro Tull, the 18th-century agriculturist from whom Anderson’s former band got its name. $49–$104. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. ticketmaster.com


11/20 at 7 and 9:30 This maestro of the electric bass has played with Chick Corea, scored more than 50 films and TV series, helmed his own record label, and racked up four Grammys in his 40-year career. Still, his most valuable asset is his rhythmic pop-and-slap bass playing, and he’ll be backed by a full band. $20–$65. SPACE, 1245 Chicago, Evanston. ticketweb.com


11/8 at 8 Fresh off the Eagles’ two-year farewell tour, Don Henley hits the road behind Cass County, a country ode to his Texas roots and his first solo album of new material in 15 years. $50–$398. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. ticketmaster.com

Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson   Photo: Jacob Blickenstaff


11/2–3 The dude who penned “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” is still alive and crooning, and after a years-long stint penning free jazz and classical music, Joe Jackson is back touring behind a new album, Fast Forward, a return to the ’70s-style rock tunes that made him famous. $36–$516. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport. ticketweb.com


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