Sound check: Celebrate the classics with the Rat Pack, Jim Peterik

Oceans of love

Longtime Chicago crooner and Dean Martin tribute artist Tony Ocean recently added local singers Bill Serritella (Frank Sinatra) and Elliot Wimbush (Sammy Davis Jr.) to his act, winning them the 2023 Tribute Band of the Year at the eighth annual Josie Music Awards in Nashville. Ocean’s Rat Pack debuts in the suburbs this week with two performances: Ocean and Serritella headline the Rock ‘N Ravioli Valentine’s Day lunch at the Arcada Theatre Tuesday, Feb. 13, and the full trio plays a Valentine’s Day dinner show at The Vixen in McHenry Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Rock ‘N Ravioli: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $45 at

Valentine’s Day dinner show: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Vixen, 1208 N. Green St., McHenry. Couples seating is sold out, but tables for four are still available for $189 at

Grammy Award winner Jim Peterik heads to Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights for two shows Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-16. Courtesy of Jim Peterik

The Ides of ... February?

Berwyn native Jim Peterik (Survivor founder and The Ides of March singer and guitarist) brings his catalog of hits (along with a few friends) to two shows at Hey Nonny.

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15-16, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Premier seats are sold out, but cabaret and general admission are still available. $25-$45.

Brian Shamie is the Design Editor at the Daily Herald and is never far from his headphones.

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