Photograph: Courtesy of california wives

“I'm at SXSW this week. When I get back, I'm keeping the music going with Ash and local boys California Wives (pictured above) opening at Lincoln Hall Sunday night at 8 p.m. I might try to find some green beers afterward for St. Patrick’s Day.” —Selena Fragrassi, contributing music critic

“This Saturday night at 9 p.m. is Double Door’s monthly Soul Summit. DJs playing dance and groove classics—plus free entrance—equals the best dependable dance party opportunity of the weekend.” —Scott Standley, contributing music critic

“I'm going to the Music Institute of Chicago’s Day of Music on Saturday morning in Evanston with my wife and 2-year-old daughter. I expect her to be disappointed that there is no lion in Peter and the Wolf.” —Graham Meyer, contributing music critic