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    Perfect pitch

    For 40 years, this Grammy-nominated female African-American a cappella group has musically pitched themes of challenge and change. With its arsenal of blues, African, jazz, gospel, and R&B music,
    the 23 vocalists of Sweet Honey in the Rock have traveled the world and been the subject of two
    PBS documentaries. March 2 at 5 p.m. $30 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.


    The laugh river, Jordan We faithfully attend our “30 Rock” bereavement group where we share favorite Tracy Jordan stories. We’re doing better, thanks. The comedian responsible for the character (and our grief), Tracy Morgan, stops at the Wilbur Theatre on his “Excuse My French” tour. 7 and 9:45 p.m. $45-$55. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

    Fault line If “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” sounds familiar, you might have heard it on a Blind Willie Johnson recording, in the movie “20 Feet from Stardom,” or sung by Nina Simone and Tom Jones. The traditional spiritual will be covered by the 250 voices of Mystic Chorale at “Mystic Gospel.” 7:30 p.m. (March 2 at 3:30 p.m.). $18, $15 students and seniors. Tremont Temple,
    88 Tremont St., Boston. 781-316-2500.


    A Dot girl This Dorchester native played Becky in “The Fighter” starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Mark Wahlberg, but Sue Costello returns home to play herself at Florian Hall where she’ll share her stand-up insights. 8:30 p.m. $25, $30 at the door (cash only).
    Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St., Dorchester. 800-838-3006.

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    A wolf at the door The New Orleans Musicians Clinic benefits from the Wolf’s Annual Mardi Gras Ball while you benefit from an evening of R&B from the late ’40s and ’50s. Shaun Wolf Wortis and the Legendary Vudu Krewe welcome Hayley Jane, Will Dailey, Amber Casares, Abbie Barrett, and the Boston Babydolls.
    9 p.m. doors $12. T.T. the Bear’s Place, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge. 617 492-2327.


    And the winner is . . . Before you get too involved with posing for the paparazzi, sipping some bubbly, and sampling the oysters, beef tartare, chickpea frites, and foie gras torchon, fill out your Oscar ballot (before
    8 p.m.) so you can compare your votes with the real ones. Canary Square’s Oscar Party prizes include best interpretation of a character from the Oscar-nominated films. March 2 at 7 p.m. Free. Canary Square,
    435 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-2500.

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