Best bets: Metropolitan Jazz Octet re-imagines David Bowie; Starlight City; Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Page’s birthday:

Salute Led Zeppelin’s hits as tribute act Kashmir marks the birthday of the band’s iconic founder for the Jimmy Page Birthday Bash at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles, on Friday and again Saturday at the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $29-$49. and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the Arcada; 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Des Plaines Theatre

Starlight City

Chicago’s Starlight City spins, remixes and mashes up favorite pop, rock and dance hits with a modern rock spin at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $8. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

‘Bowie Project’

A year after they debuted “The Bowie Project” featuring classic David Bowie songs re-imaged as chamber jazz pieces, The Metropolitan Jazz Octet and Paul Marinaro return to Evanston for a show that will include such Bowie hits as “Changes,” “Space Oddity” and “Let’s Dance.” The concert is at Space, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Tickets are $20 to $35. (847) 492-8860 or 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10

The Metropolitan Jazz Octet and Paul Marinaro re-imagine David Bowie classics as chamber jazz pieces at Space in Evanston. Courtesy of John Boughton
Paul Marinaro and The Metropolitan Jazz Octet re-imagine David Bowie classics as chamber jazz pieces at Space in Evanston. Courtesy of John Boughton

All hands on deck

The Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show returns to McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. The nautical marketplace showcases the latest in power boats and power boat products, fishing gear, accessories and marine electronics, among other items. Other highlights include daily entertainment and a bumper boats pool. Tickets are $15. See 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, and Friday, Jan. 12; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14

New Magic Lounge show

The Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark St., Chicago, kicks of its 2024 artist-in-residence series with magician Peter Samelson of “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us.” Samelson performs his show “Magic, Love, Mystery,” which examines love in its various forms. Tickets are $42.50 and $47.50. (312) 366-4500 or Runs 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 10 through March 27

The Museum of Contemporary Arts presents the first solo museum show by Chicago artist Maryam Taghavi as part of its "Chicago Works" series. Courtesy of Shelby Ragsdale, MCA Chicago

New at the MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, presents “Chicago Works: Maryam Taghavi مریم تقوی,” the first solo museum exhibition by Iranian artist and Chicago resident Maryam Taghavi, as part of its series showcasing artists helping to shape the contemporary art scene in Chicago and beyond. Tickets are $22, $14 for students, teachers and seniors; $19 and $10 for Chicago residents. (312) 280-2660 or Through July 14

Comedy duo Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood bring the “Asking for Trouble” tour to the Genesee Theatre Thursday, Jan. 11. Courtesy of the Genesee Theatre

Comedy duo

TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” improv stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood bring a night of hilarity spinning audience suggestions into comedy gold with the “Asking for Trouble” tour, stopping at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $25-$45. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11

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