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  • Dailey & Vincent are set to perform at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

      Dailey & Vincent are set to perform at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

  • Violinist Bella Hristova performs with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

      Violinist Bella Hristova performs with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
    Courtesy of Andrew Chiciak

  • Conductor and violinist Jaime Laredo will perform with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

      Conductor and violinist Jaime Laredo will perform with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

  • Comedian Jim Gaffigan is headed for the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

      Comedian Jim Gaffigan is headed for the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • Comedian Paula Poundstone comes to the North Shore Performing Arts Center in Skokie on Friday, March 30.

      Comedian Paula Poundstone comes to the North Shore Performing Arts Center in Skokie on Friday, March 30.

  • Blues guitarist and vocalist Ruthie Foster teams up with Paul Thorn for Soul Salvation at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

      Blues guitarist and vocalist Ruthie Foster teams up with Paul Thorn for Soul Salvation at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

  • A clown band performs as part of The Triton Troupers Circus which returns to Triton College in River Grove.

      A clown band performs as part of The Triton Troupers Circus which returns to Triton College in River Grove.

  • The Triton Troupers Circus returns to Triton College in River Grove.

      The Triton Troupers Circus returns to Triton College in River Grove.

 
 

Bluegrass boys
If you can't get enough of bluegrass music, then don't miss the award-winning band Dailey & Vincent tonight at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $23-$31. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/tickets. The duo will also be meeting with fans and signing CDs at Cracker Barrel, 5706 Northridge Drive, Gurnee, from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Concert: 8 p.m. Friday, March 30 in Grayslake

Antique bandits
Try your luck at finding vintage "one-armed bandits" when The Chicagoland Antique Advertising, Slot-Machine & Jukebox Show returns this weekend to the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $7 each day. $50 preview day and full weekend admission. (630) 584-6342 or chicagolandshow.com. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2; Early bird preview day: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 31

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Violin virtuosos
Conductor/violinist Jamie Laredo teams up with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and violin soloist Bella Hristova for a concert program of Bach, Mozart and Mendelssohn this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $24-$70. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 30; 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31; 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1

Local circus
See local circus performers from Cook, DuPage, Kane and Boone counties take part in The Triton Troupers Circus show this weekend at Triton College's Robert M. Collins Gymnasium, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. $6. (708) 456-0300, ext. 3835 or 3604 or tritontrouperscircus.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31

Famously pale
Catch up with star comedian Jim Gaffigan ("My Boys," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien") tonight at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $39.75-$49.75. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 7 p.m. Friday, March 30

Celtic sounds
Stretch out your monthlong celebration of St. Patrick's Day by seeing the lovely singer/musician lasses of Celtic Woman: "Believe" this weekend at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $32-$72. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31

Funny for you
Regular listeners of Chicago Public Radio's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" wont want to miss comedian Paula Poundstone in performance tonight at the North Shore Performing Arts Center, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $45-$52. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday, March 30

Blending genres
The duo Soul Salvation features Ruthie Foster and Paul Thorn putting their own spin on blues, rock, gospel, folk, R&B and country music. Catch them both Saturday at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $36. $34 students/seniors. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31

Expert Hodgman
You may know John Hodgman as the PC in Apple commercials, or as a "resident expert" on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Now get to know Hodgman for his standup comedy on Sunday at the UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago. $25. (312) 662-4562 or upcomedyclub.com. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1

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