12:12 PM EST, December 7, 2012
Tiesto: In the world of electronic dance music, this Dutch DJ and producer has been a dominant figure for a decade and a featured performer at the 2004 Olympics in Athens; he’s been rocking arenas ever since, 7 p.m. Friday at UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine, $35, $40, $50; ticketmaster.com.
Chris and Heather Present the Last Country Calendar Show: Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams are hanging up their spurs after 15 years of hosting their annual multimedia tribute to country greats. This year’s grade finale includes Jon Langford covering Johnny Cash, Jane Baxter Miller and Kent Kessler taking on Freddie Fender, and Robbie and Donna Fulks channeling the Johnson Mountain Boys, 9 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Ill.; $20; fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
DJ Shadow: Josh Davis revolutionized the art of sampling in the ‘90s and his DJ sets set a high bar for mixing the danceable with the cerebral, 10 p.m. Friday at the Mid, 306 N. Halsted, $15 and $18.50; themidchicago.com.
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