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Music

Show: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tonight the Chicago Symphony Orchestra begins its monthlong celebration of Pierre Boulez’s 85th birthday, which arrives on March 26. For this series of four concerts he’ll begin with Ravel’s lovely Le Tombeau de Couperin, an homage to the Baroque French suite, performed here in the four-movement orchestral version from 1919. The program closes with a concert version of Bartok’s only opera, the dark one-act Bluebeard’s Castle, sung by mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and bass-baritone Falk Struckmann.

8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan, 312-294-3000, $18-$199.

Dinner: The Gage The extensive drinks list features specialty and vintage cocktails like the Champagne Charlie (champagne and Grand Marnier with a sugar cube soaked in blood orange bitters). The one-page menu has surprising breadth without seeming scattershot: there are half a dozen steaks and burgers alongside more unusual offerings like roast saddle of elk and caramelized lobster with lemon quinoa.

24 S. Michigan, 312-372-4243