DAN AUERBACH: The Black Keys' Auerbach proved he had what it takes to go solo with his hard-rocking "My Last Mistake" and is now touring with his band The Fast Five. He comes to Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., with friends Justin Townes Earle and Jessica Lea Mayfield at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for this all-ages show. Call 410-783-7888 or go to sonarbaltimore.com.
ALL-GERSHWIN: Marin Alsop conducts the haute couture-wearing French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a jazz-filled program featuring Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and "I Got Rhythm" variations at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., at 8 p.m. The program is also Saturday at 8 p.m. at Strathmore and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Meyerhoff. Tickets are $42 to $75. Wine night starts in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. $10 for five wine samples, plus cheese. Call 410-783-8000 or go to bsomusic.org.
MARYLAND IRISH FESTIVAL: Grab a pint of Guinness, order up some shepherd's pie and say "slainte" to this celebration of Irish culture and tradition. The festival includes music and dance, traditional fare and vendors. It takes place at the Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Go to irishfestival.com.
WIZARD OF OZ: Travel down the Yellow Brick Road one more time. This version of Dorothy and Toto's journey is a full stage production with costumes, lighting and classic songs such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., at 8 p.m. The event also runs Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Go to lyricoperahouse.com.