Priority list includes military monologues, spirit, place, the wonder of Stevie, more

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Lots to do this week. Here's a start for your planning.

“Beyond Glory”

Stephen Lang might be best known as the villain in “Avatar,” but he is also a strong stage actor who adapted Larry Smith’s book into this stark one-man play that looks at eight military veterans who have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Nov. 6  Emens Auditorium, Muncie  Details

Stevie Wonder

The music legend—and 25-time Grammy winner—performs his entire “Songs in the Key of Life” album Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Nov. 7 Details

“Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1”

Dejan Lazic joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for back-to-back Brahms weekends. Krzysztof Urbański conducts. (For more on Urbanski, now in his fifth season with the ISO, click here.) Hilbert Circle Theatre Nov. 6-7  Avon High School, Nov. 8  Details 

“The Agony & Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”
No, it’s not the recent film. Mike Daisey’s monologue/play exploring where our technological gadgets come from gets a local premiere courtesy of Cardinal Stage. It will be performed in repertory with the comedy “Buyer & Cellar,” which means times aren’t consistent from day to day. Make sure to double-check dates and times before you hit the road for Bloomington. Nov. 5-22 Waldron Firebay, Bloomington  Details 

Spirit & Place Festival
The theme is “Dream” for this year’s wide-ranging event. Programs include an opening night celebration stressing the surreal at the Glendale Library, a conversation with NY Times bestseller author David Brooks at the Christian Theological Seminary, a program on the science of sleep at the Indiana Medical History Museum, and much more.  Nov. 6-15  Various locations  Details

Also this week

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir and the New World Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras team up for a program of Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky at the Palladium Nov. 5.

The Indy Jazz Fest Tribute Series continues with a celebration of the Music of Stanley Turrentine featuring the Rob Dixon Quartet Nov. 6 at the Jazz Kitchen.

Gordon Lightfoot plays the Palladium Nov. 5.

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy double up at the Murat Nov. 6.

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