Weekend picks: Country's Brantley Gilbert brings the party to Rosemont
Country music star Brantley Gilbert headlines the "The Devil Don't Sleep Tour," which also features Tucker Beathard, Luke Combs and Brian Davis on Thursday at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $37.75-$115; $187 VIP seating; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2
Clayton English, the winner of NBC-TV's "Last Comic Standing" in 2015, begins a run of standup comedy performances starting Thursday at the Improv Comedy Showcase at Woodfield Mall, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $24 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, March 3; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5
'Happy St. Catty's Day'
The Wisconsin-Illinois Cat Fanciers host the "Happy St. Catty's Day" Pedigreed and Household Pet Cat Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Guests can see a variety of felines, meet with cat breeders and purchase pet products from vendors. Admission is $3-$6. wis-illcatfanciers.com. 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 3; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5
See the quirky Oscar-nominated black comedy "The Lobster" when it screens at the International Film Series presented by The College of Lake County's Center for International Education in Room A011 in the College of Lake County's A-Wing Auditorium, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. In the film, Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz live in a society where singles are installed at a certain hotel and then must find a mate within 45 days or be turned into the animal of their choice. Free. (847) 543-2623 or clcillinois.edu. 7 p.m. Friday, March 3
'Billy the Kid' & more
Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein is the guest soloist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra this weekend in performances of Copland's Clarinet Concerto and "Billy the Kid Suite" with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Concerts are at two locations: first at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, $30-$45; then at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, $30-$65. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Schaumburg; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in Elgin
Rush to hear these tribute bands
Classic rock is the star of the evening as In the Flesh, a Pink Floyd tribute band, headlines with Rush tribute band Animation and Grateful Dead tribute band Paradise Waits at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. For ages 21 and older. General admission is $10. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3
Dan Navarro in Downers
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Dan Navarro, who has written music for artists like Pat Benatar, Jackson Browne, Dionne Warwick and others, performs at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $10. (630) 969-9720 or twowaystreet.org. 8:15 p.m. Friday, March 3
Ever dreamed of playing miniature golf among the stacks and shelves of a public library? Well, now is your family's chance to try with the special Mini Golf at Mount Prospect Public Library fundraiser. The event also features a 19th hole entertainment area with treats and more games at the library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. $5 per person or $20 for a family of four or more. (847) 253-5675 or mppl.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Children can become dinosaur detectives of sorts and learn about the world of dinosaurs in "Dinosaur Discoveries" at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Fossils and other items will be used to re-create dinosaur characteristics. Participants can see live animals and learn how the animals are related to dinosaurs. For ages 4 to adult. $5; free for museum members. Reservations recommended. (630) 833-1616 or lizzadromuseum.org. 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Adam Savage ("MythBusters") and Michael Stevens ("Vsauce") appear in "Brain Candy Live!" Saturday, March 4, at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago.
Blinded by science
Science and technology get wild when TV's Adam Savage and YouTube star Michael Stevens team up for the touring comedy show "Brain Candy Live!" at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $22-$72. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Vocalist Karen Irwin pays homage to the late 1960s icon Janis Joplin with her show "Janis, Me & Bobby McGee" at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $33-$39. (630) 697-1000 or elgin.edu/arts. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Glam-metal rockers Warrant takes the stage with Dokken and Firehouse Saturday, March 4, at the Genesee Theatre.
Metal at the Genesee
You couldn't flip radio stations during the 1980s and early '90s without getting sucked in by some metal-influenced glam-rock or hair-metal anthem. Prepare to have your face melted by the screaming guitars and powerful vocals of Dokken, Warrant and Firehouse when three of the most prevalent bands of the era come together for one big show. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $39.50-$79.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Director Robert Carsen's spare production of Tchaikovsky's heartbreaking opera "Eugene Onegin" returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago repertory for eight performances at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Sung in Russian with projected English translations. $20-$349. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Mike Super's Magic and Illusion show plays Belushi Performance Hall at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, March 4.
Expect to be wowed when illusionist Mike Super, famed for his NBC-TV appearances on "Phenomenon" and "America's Got Talent," performs his latest touring show, "Magic & Illusion 2. OH!," at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $46-$55; $150 meet-and-greet tickets. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Pink at 'Pompeii'
The touring show Pink Droyd aims to re-create the 1972 Pink Floyd concert film "Live At Pompeii" at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $37. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Metalheads can relive their youthful days rocking out when Uli Jon Roth, Graham Bonnet and Frank DiMino all play in concert at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$69. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Led Zeppelin tribute band Get The Led Out headlines the Rosemont Theatre Saturday, March 4.
Followers of the rock band Led Zeppelin can get their fill of the next best thing when the tribute band Get the Led Out performs in concert at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $19.50-$65; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4
SEMPLE headlines Saturday, March 4, at H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights.
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SEMPLE heads H.O.M.E.
Keith Semple is no stranger to the spotlight. With a musical journey in his native Ireland, a stretch as lead singer of 7th heaven and a recent appearance as a contestant on "The Voice," he's proven he has the skills and the drive to stay in it. Check out the voice made to headline a rock arena (and the personality to match) when he plays with his band SEMPLE, including the talents of Highland Park's Drew Johnson, West Chicago native Johnny Jannotti and Valentine Bennett of McHenry. H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. $10 at the door. (847) 577-4663 or homebarchicago.com. 10 p.m. Saturday, March 4
Linda Breuer of Barnswallow, a wild bird rehabilitation and education center in Wauconda, presents "Birds of Prey and Their Amazing Stories" at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Breuer will have some rescued raptors with her at the program and will discuss Barnswallow's mission, bird-rescue stories and more. For all ages. $10. But tickets in advance at gortoncenter.org. 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5
Trio of choirs
The handbell choir of the Glenview Community Church will join the Wholly Ringers and the chancel choir of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Des Plaines to perform a spring concert at the church, 766 Graceland Ave., Des Plaines. Free; donations will be accepted. (847) 299-5561. 6 p.m. Sunday, March 5
D-Unity joins the Afterlife crew at Chicago's Annex Nightclub Saturday, March 4.
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An Evening with The Belvederes: 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, Rediscover Records, 9 S. Spring St., Elgin. Free. (847) 961-8445 or rediscoverrecords.com.
In the Flesh, a Pink Floyd tribute band, with Rush tribute band Animation and Grateful Dead tribute band Paradise Waits: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. For ages 21 and older. General admission is $10. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.
Elgin Symphony Orchestra with "Copland and Tchaikovsky": 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg; and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Classical and more. For ticket information, visit elginsymphony.org.
Stephen Pearcy (of RATT), Enuff Z'nuff: 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.
Kelroy, Them Dead Poets, Colin Morris Trio, Mike Flood & Co., Maddie Rabin: 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
Dan Navarro: 8:15 p.m. Friday, March 3, Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $10. (630) 969-9720 or twowaystreet.org.
Zoofunkyou, Hail Cassius Neptune, Virginia Violet & The Rays, Groovy Louie & The Time Capsules: 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.
The Giving Trio: 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, FitzGerald's (side bar), 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Free. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Six Speed Tranny: 9 p.m. Friday, March 3, BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $5-$7. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
Mungion, Chachuba: 9 p.m. Friday, March 3, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $10. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
American English: 9 p.m. Friday, March 3, FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $12. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Danny Baron Blues Band: 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. Blues, rock. $6. (708) 484-3610.
Orange Star: 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, Bannermans Sports Grill, 858 S. IL Route 59, Bartlett. Free. (630) 213-2400 or bannermanssportsgrill.com.
Steve Green with STARS Family Services benefit concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Edman Memorial Chapel at Wheaton College, 401 E. Franklin Ave., Wheaton. STARS Family Services hosts benefit concert with Christian artist Steve Green. Seating is first come, first served. Free. Tickets are not required. For information, call (630) 206-0243, or visit starsfamilyservices.org. STARS Family Services assists those with intellectual disabilities.
Pink Droyd: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Rock; Pink Floyd tribute. $37. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.ticketforce.com.
Uli Jon Roth, Graham Bonnet and Frank DiMino: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Arcada Theatre, 105 E Main St., St. Charles. Rock. Tickets start at $39. arcadalive.com.
Jefferson Starship: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago. $60-$65. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
Flatfoot 56, The Crombies, Mickey Rickshaw, Turnspit: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Reggies, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $13-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.
Get The Led Out: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Rock, folk. $19-$44. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Smarty Pants: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Rock, country, blues, pop. No cover.(847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.
The Radio Dept., GERMANS: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $15-$20. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.
Veilside, Boneshaker, Wrecked, Lynch: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 4, BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $8-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
Thinner Teed, North 41: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Mackey's Hideout, 2601 S. River Road, McHenry. (815) 363-7040 or mackeyshideout.com.
Modern Day Romeos: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 4, BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $7. (331) 777-4712 or basecamppub.com.
D-Unity at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5-$10. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.
Angel of Music -- A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St Charles. Acclaimed Broadway veterans Glory Crampton and Franc DAmbrosio celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many musicals. Tickets start at $19.26. arcadalive.com.
Valparaiso University Chorale: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn. Classical and more. Tickets are $10; youth ages 18 and younger are free. Tickets at valpo.edu/vuca or at the door. For information, visit graceglenellyn.org.
A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter presents Rock Out for Rescues: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Local artist Kimi Hayes performs acoustic music. Appetizers included with each $25 ticket. Proceeds benefit shelter animals. Tickets at eventbee.com or at the door. For information, visit twobrothersbrewing.com.
Rebel Soul Revival, Dirty Water, Matthew Kopecky: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Reggie's, 2105 S. State St., Chicago. $5. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.
"Emmet Cahill's Ireland -- Celtic Songs and Tales": 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Ave., Chicago. Irish songs and stories. $30-$45. (773) 282-7035 or irish-american.org.
Kings of Leon: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $29-$179. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Terrapin Flyer: 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Free with RSVP, $8 at the door. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.
.38 Special, Uncle Kracker: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $39.50-$69.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.
Psychostick, Lords Of The Trident: 9 p.m. Thursday, March 9, BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$13. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.