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PARROT HEAD ALERT

Jimmy Buffet tribute band Parrots of the Caribbean’s tailgating party and concert starts at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. Tickets are $50-$60. Visit www.rialtosquare.com .

MOVIE NIGHT

Quay Restaurant and Bar, 465 E. Illinois hosts an Oscar Night Red Carpet Party, benefitting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets are $65; $70. Visit www.jdrf.org .

WHISKEY AND WIT

Ardal O’Hanlon and Irish whiskey headline the Irish Kings of Comedy and Tullamore Dew’s laughter and whiskey tasting event 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. Admission is $25-$40. Visit www.irishamericanheritagecenter.ticketleap.com .

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Husband and wife master illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer, combining the drama of Broadway, energy of a rock concert and magic present, “Spencers: Theatre of Illusion,” 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. Tickets are $35; $25, ages 12 and under. Call (847) 577-2121; www.metropolisarts.com .

ADVANCE NOTICE

St. Louis’ indie hip-hop band iLLPHONICS, whose first album is due out in Spring, performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln. Cadaver Dogs, Old Comiskeys, Black Alley Riot and the Trouble! also perform. Tickets are $10. Visit www.elboroomlive.com .

CROWD PLEASERS From their days as teens in Jefferson Airplane to founders, and still prolific performers, of Hot Tuna Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady still mesmerize a room. The duo perform at 10 p.m Feb. 23 at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. Tickets are $38. Visit www.oldtownschool.org .



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