Top weekend shows: Chieftans, Questlove

Chieftans: The Irish folk band celebrates is 50th anniversary (!!!) with a tour on the back of an album, “Voice of Ages,” that features collaborations with some of the many admirers Paddy Moloney and company have accrued over the decades, including the Decembrists, Bon Iver and the Civil Wars, 8 p.m. Friday at the Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Av., $25 to $75; cso.org.

Questlove: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is best known as the Herculean drummer in the Roots, one of hip-hop’s most inspiring groups, but he’s also a top-notch DJ with particular expertise in “Soul Train”-era music. He’ll celebrate the legacy of the late, great Don Cornelius in this set sure to be the most danceable deep musicological dive you could ever want, 9 p.m. Saturday at the Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash, $20; ticketdriver.com.

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