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The Mix — Cool Things to Do 03.08.13



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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Pink, riding on the wings of her new video “Just Give Me a Reason,” brings her sixth world tour — The Truth About Love — to the United Center (1901 W. Madison) at 8 p.m. March 9. The Hives open. Tickets are $29.50-$99.50. Call (800) 745-3000; .


Leonard Cohen has sold over 20 million albums during a career that has spanned five decades. The prolific word master/singer/songwriter and 2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, on a second U.S. leg of his “Old Ideas World Tour,” performs at 8 p.m. March 13 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Tickets are $29.50-$253. Call (800) 745-3000; .


Chicago celebrities dust off their dancing shoes for the Eighth Annual Dancing with Chicago Celebrities Charity Ball, in support of breast cancer research at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. Tickets are $175. Proceeds benefit the Northwestern Memorial Foundation research efforts for a breast cancer vaccine trial and the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Chicagoland affiliate. Visit .


Dog sleuth Scooby-Doo, along with gumshoe buddies Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred, rolls into town in the Mystery Machine van for two performances of “Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mystery” at 2 and 5 p.m. March 10 at the Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. Tickets are $16-$78. Visit or www.ticket .


The South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade gets underway at noon March 10 down Western from 103rd to 115th. The day’s activities also include the one mile B-tag Emerald Isle Mile race at 11 a.m., which heads north up Western from 112th to 104th. On-site registration is 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western. Visit .


Previews of Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1989 musical “Aspects of Love,” in its first area staging since 1992, begin at 8 p.m. March 8 at No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood. Tickets are $20-$45. The show’s regular run opens 7:30 p.m. March 11. Through April 21. Tickets are $35-$64. Visit .


Janis Ian (winner of the 2013 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for “Society’s Child: My Autobiography”) and Livingston Taylor perform at 8 p.m. March 14 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Tickets are $36-$50. Call (847) 673-3000; .


Local wedding planner Meghan Andalman of Lovebrid Wedding & Event Styling, and Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, host the Martha Stewart Wedding Party 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus. The event includes wedding and honeymoon discussions, celebrity speakers and more. Admission is $65-$175. Call (312) 752-0882; .


Gary Mullen and the Works, celebrating 10 years performing the music of Freddy Mercury and Queen, rocks the house during the One Night of Queen tribute show 8 p.m. March 8 at the Akoo Theatre, 5400 N. River, Rosemont. Tickets are $30-$45. Call (800) 745-3000; .


Brian Vaughn and David Ivers take on the role of 15 characters in Mary Jones’ “Stones in his Pockets,” a tale of two Irishmen hoping to hit it big when an American film crew arrives in their town of County Kerry Village, Ireland. Previews begin 8 p.m. March 8. Tickets are $25-$44. The regular run is March 15-April 14. Tickets are $25-$57. Visit .


Duncan Wall gives a behind-the-scene view of the big top during “Circus Now! A Celebration of Contemporary Circus and the Ordinary Acrobat,” a performance and presentation based on his book “The Ordinary Acrobat: A Journey into the Wonderful World of Circus, Past and Present,” at 7 p.m. March 11 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph. Wall will also sign copies of his book. Tickets are $10. Visit .

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