Sound check: Richard Marx, Tony Orlando and the indie Winter Prom

Richard Marx

For nearly 40 years, Richard Marx has been delivering love songs such as “Right Here Waiting” and “Hold On to the Nights,” along with other Grammy-nominated pop hits. This weekend, the North Shore native returns to Chicago for a concert at the Auditorium Theatre, joined by British rock star John Waites. 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $59.50.

Indie-scene prom

Break out your semiformal attire for a trip to Chicago’s Beat Kitchen as Tommy Kessler, Damager, Robot Civil War, Routine Fuss and Directrix rock the annual Winter Prom this weekend. 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $15.

Tony Orlando brings “The Farewell Tour” to the Des Plaines Theatre Saturday, March 2, and the Arcada Theatre Sunday, March 3. Rick West/Daily Herald File Photo

Farewell, Tony Orlando

Legendary musical performer Tony Orlando brings his heartwarming show of enduring pop and American standards to the suburbs for what might be the last time as “The Farewell Tour” makes stops at the Des Plaines and Arcada theaters this weekend. Special guests Mike and Traci of Good Clean Fun join Tony and his band on these concerts. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $39-$89 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$119 at

Brian Shamie is the Design Editor at the Daily Herald.

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