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VIVA MORRISSEY!
British singer/songwriter Morrissey, will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Aragon, 1106 W. Lawrence. The Courteeners will open. Tickets are $37.50. Call (773) 561-9500; www.aragon.com.

JAZZ QUINTET EXTRAORDINAIRE
Jazz-fusion greats Chick Corea and John McLaughlin are two-fifths of the Five Peace Band, which will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. Other members of the band are Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett and Brian Blade. Tickets are $35-$85. Call (312) 462-6300; www.thechicagotheatre.com.

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More events after the jump ...

BLOOMIN' FUN
"Dream in Color," Macy's Spring Flower Show runs Sunday through April 19 at the company's downtown store, 111 N. State. Hundreds of flowers, trees, green plants and topiaries will be featured in floral landscapes and garden settings. Chef demonstrations, guided tours of all the various flowering exhibits and a gardening information booth will also be available. For more information, visit www.macys.com and click on "store events." or call 312-781-1000.

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
There's no brighter star in the R & B firmament than Aretha Franklin who will appear in a rescheduled show at 8 p.m. Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, 777 Casino Center in Hammond, Ind. Tickets are $50-$125. (Tickets purchased for Nov. 15 will be honored.) Call (877) 711-7436; www.horseshoehammond.com.

EGGS-TREME FUN
More than 4,000 children and their parents are expected to descend on Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus, on Saturday for the sixth annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza, the largest free candy grab in Chicago. The egg hunt, from 10 a.m. to noon, is for children younger than 11. Gates open at 9 a.m. A ticketed brunch with the Easter Bunny will be held in the stadium's United Club from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Admission is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children younger than 10 and free for children younger than 3 with a paying adult. Brunch reservations are required. Call (312) 235-7096; www.soldierfield.net.

THE SONGS REMAIN THE SAME
An all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute band? New York-based Lez Zeppelin has earned props not just as a cover band but also as a powerful all-female rock group with some serious chops. This spring marks the debut tour of the band's new lineup, including a show at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee. The Dirty Rooks will open. Tickets are $20. Call (773) 489-3160; www.doubledoor.com.

THE LANGUAGE OF LINCOLN
One of five handwritten copies of The Gettysburg Address, which Abraham Lincoln delivered in 1863, will be on view through May 3 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark. It's part of the "Lincoln Treasures" exhibit, which will be up at the museum through Aug. 16. The copy is on loan from the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Call (312) 642-4600; www.chicagohistory.org.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a pioneering African-American dance company, has been wowing audiences for 50 years. For its golden anniversary celebration, the ensemble is performing new and repertory works, including the gospel-inspired "Revelations," its signature piece. Performances continue Friday through Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt University's Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. Tickets are $30-$82. Call (312) 902-1500; www.alvinailey.org.

DON'T MISS IT
Soprano Arianna Zukerman and conductor Shi-Yeon Sung will take part in an all-Mozart program with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in concerts at 1:30 and 8:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hemmens Theatre, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin. Tickets are $15-$63. Call (847) 888-4000; www.elginsymphony.org.

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