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Dolly Varden June 9 2012. L R: Matt Thobe Diane Christiansen Mark BalletSteve DawsMike Bradburn. | Phoby Sarah Gross

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Updated: April 23, 2013 1:39PM



EASTER HAPPENING

The 10th Annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza candy grab and party begins at 9 a.m. March 23 at Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus. Activities include face painting, family entertainment and a balloon artist. The event is free. (The ticketed breakfast with the Easter Bunny is sold out).Visit www.soldierfield.net .

HOT SAUCE

G. Love & Special Sauce perform at 9 p.m. March 23 at the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. John Fullbright opens. Tickets are $25-$30. Visit www.jamusa.com .

RHYTHM & BLUES

Bobby Womack and Jeffrey Osborne headline at 8 p.m. March 23 at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino, Hammond, Ind. Tickets are $65-$85. Call (800) 745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com .

‘SCHTICK’ SHIFT

Kevin Coval, Chicago poet and founder of Louder Than a Bomb, presents “SCHTICK” (based on his book of poems on Jewish-American life) at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at The Second City’s Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North. To reserve a free ticket,visit www.haymarketbooks.org/event/3690 .

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

“Living with Wolves,” a new photo exhibit of wolves by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, who lived in a tent just outside Idaho’s Sawtooth Pack habitat for an up-close view, opens March 22 at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore. The exhibit runs through July. Visit www.fieldmuseum.org/happening/exhibits/living-wolves .

TWIN BILL

Dolly Varden, in support of their new album “For a While,” and Sam Llanas share the bill beginning at 9 p.m. March 23 at FitzGerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn. Tickets are $15. Visit www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com .

IRELAND’S BEST

After 25 years together, Altan is firmly established as one of the most influential purveyors of traditional Irish music. The band headlines the Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln, at 4:30 and 8 p.m. March 24. Tickets, $24-$26. Call (773) 728-6000 or visit www.oldtownschool.org.


REEB CUTS UP

Comedian Larry Reeb performs at 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 22 at Zanies Rosemont, 5437 Park, Rosemont. Admission is $20, plus two-item purchase. Visit www.rosemont.zanies.com.

LUNCH BREAK

Eat to the Beat kicks off with Giordano Dance Chicago, featuring a world premiere by Liz Imperio, at noon March 22 at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. Admission is $5. The series continues through May 30. Visit www.harristheaterchicago.org .

SOUL POWER

War and Tower of Power partner for an evening of retro funk and soul at 8 p.m. March 23 atthe Arcada Theater, 105 E. Main, St. Charles. Tickets are $59-$95. Visit www.oshows.com .

TRADITION SPEAKS

Vocalist Hamid Al-Saadi, master and only living performer of the centuries-old tradition of Iraqi Maqam (a system of melodic modes in traditional Arabic instrumental and vocal music), makes his U.S. debut at 8 p.m. March 22 at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. Tickets are $23-$25. Visit www.oldtownschool.org .

VIVA!

Singer-songwriter-actress Thalia, considered among the most successful Latin solo artists of all time, is on the bill at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Vic, 3145 N Sheffield. Tickets, $40 (18+over). Call (773) 472-0449 Visit www.victheatre.com or www.etix.com.



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