The Chicago Mix: Alvin Ailey, Snowstorm Fest, Shooter Jennings, Jeff Tweedy, Chrisette Michele

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Some cool things to do this weekend and beyond:

Returning to Chicago for the longest stop on its robust 18-city U.S. tour, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater arrives at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress, March 6 – 15. The program will include “ODETTA” by Ailey dancer and rehearsal director Matthew Rushing, and the company premieres of Christopher Wheeldon’s “After the Rain (Pas de Deux),” Hofesh Shechter’s “Uprising,” Ulysses Dove’s “Bad Blood,” Asadata Dafora’s “Awassa Astrige/Ostrich” and Hans van Manen’s “Polish Pieces.” Other pieces include Ronald K. Brown’s “Grace,” Ulysses Dove’s “Episodes” as well as Ailey’s personal masterpiece, “Revelations.” Tickets ($32–$97) are available at AuditoriumTheatre.org.

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Moby | Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Moby | Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images

One day. Two stages. DJ Moby headlines the Snowstorm Winter Music and Arts Festival, March 7 at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. The festival’s lineup (in partnership with Chicago’s Redmoon) also includes: Trippy Turtle, ASTR, Zimmer,Figgy, Louis the Child,Win + Woo, Orchard Lounge, Kody Madro, and The Hood Internet. Tickets for the interactive winter wonderland, incorporating musical, artistic and experiential elements, are available at snowstormfest.com

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Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws are on the bill at 8 p.m. March 10 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph. Tickets, 28-$38. Visit citywinery.com/Chicago

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Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy | SUN-TIMES PHOTO

Sun-Times file photo

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy headlines The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, in a solo show at 8 p.m. March 6. $44. Visit etix.com

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Singer Chrisette (performs at the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards in 2014). |Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty

Singer Chrisette (performs at the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards in 2014). |Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty

R&B phenom Chrisette Michele headlines City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, at 10:30 p.m. March 6. It’s sold out, but you can add your name to the show wait list! With a voice often compared to that of Billie Holiday, Michele was “discovered” by Indie.Arie, she has since worked with everyone from John Legend to will.i.am.

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PLUS: Celebrate the Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen via “When Harry Met Irving,” an evening of cabaret starring Judy Rossignuolo-Rice and Denise McGowan, with Beckie Menzie, at 7 p.m. March 8 at Davenport’s, 1383 N. Milwaukee. The show features selections from some of the greatest tunes to populate the Great American Songbook. Tickets, $20. Call (773) 278-1830 or visit www.davenportspianobar.com

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