Priority list includes Lady Gaga, Spirit & Place Fest, more

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Lady Gaga

After the European leg of her blockbuster tour, Lady Gaga’s first concert back in the U.S. will be packing fans into downtown Indy. Nov. 5 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Details

Spirit & Place Festival

The theme this year is Power and the events kick off with a Superhero Bash at the Harrison Center Nov. 3. From there, it's a wide range of options including violin music at Crown Hill Cemetery, a climate-change chat at the Athenaeum, media literacy discussion at the Central Library, a story slam at the Speakeasy Downtown, and a lot more. Nov. 3-12. Various locations Details

“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”

The quintessential Steven Spielberg movie gets the full symphonic treatment with the ISO playing the score throughout a screening of the classic film. Here’s hoping some creative folks get into the spirit of things and arrive on bicycles. Nov. 3-4 Hilbert Circle Theatre Details

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Classical ballet and contemporary dance mesh in this 20-year-old company specializing in new work and developing pieces with emerging choreographers. Nov. 3  Tarkington  Details

Billy Joel

Working hard is the name of the game for the decades-spanning hit-maker who sang about what working too hard can do. Don’t expect to hear every one of his hits. That would take days. Nov. 3 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Details

Also this week

Blues Traveler travels to Broad Ripple as part of its 30th anniversary tour, Nov. 3 at the Vogue.

Ben Folds comes to the Murat Nov. 4.

NoExit Performance offers its take on George Orwell's "1984" Nov. 3-18 at 1336 E. Washington St.

High-energy jazz dance company Giordano Dance Chicago steps into Clowes Hall Nov. 4.

Author Jonathan Eig visits the Ann Katz Festival of Books at the JCC Nov. 1.

Folkie John Gorka brings his tunes to the Wheeler Community Center Nov. 4.

The unashamedly theatrical early-music ensemble Red Priest brings a rock ’n’ roll sensibility and a sense of humor to its concerts, including one Nov. 4 at the Tarkington.

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