What to do around Chicago: ‘Price is Right,’ Dulce Sloan and the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade of March

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Dulcé Sloan: The fast-rising comic has made the rounds on late-night shows, and was recently a correspondent and guest host on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah. She’ll be at Zanies’ downtown location with five shows this weekend. March 1-3 at Zanies Chicago, 1548 N. Wells St.; tickets $30 (ages 21+) at 312-337-4027 and www.chicago.zanies.com

Chicago Polar Plunge: This winter tradition is back for its 24th year. Jump into Lake Michigan to support local athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities as funds raised will support Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities programs. Participating plungers are asked to raise a minimum of $200. March 3 at North Avenue Beach, secure.qgiv.com/event/chicagopolarplunge

“The Price Is Right Live”: Come on down and try your best to win big at this interactive stage show. You could have the chance to play classic games like Plinko or spin The Big Wheel, with prizes including vacations and potentially a new car. 3 p.m. March 2 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.; tickets start at $40 at msg.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: If you’re looking to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early, head out to Forest Park for the village’s 28th annual parade. There will be bagpipes, marching bands, Irish dancers and more. 1 p.m. March 2 starting at Madison and Van Buren and traveling east on Madison to Elgin; exploreforestpark.com

Synth Fest: This music festival is all about Chicagoland’s electronic and synthesizer music scene. Marz Brewing is hosting live performances at both of its taprooms. There will also be a flea market where vendors and manufacturers will be selling gear. March 1-9 at Marz Community Brewing, 3630 S. Iron St.; and Life on Marz Community Club, 1950 N. Western Ave.; admission is free to all shows, marz.beer/event/synth-fest-2024

Chicago Irish Film Festival: This festival focuses on independent films by Irish filmmakers. Society for the Arts: Gallery Theatre, AMC Newcity 14 and Theater on the Lake will show short, documentary and feature films. Through March 10 at multiple venues, more information at chicagoirishfilmfestival.com

Monster Jam: The trucks are back in town, including Grave Digger driven by Weston Anderson and Megalodon driven by Mikayla Tulachka. Plus an optional ticketed Pit Party on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget your earplugs. March 1-3 at Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont; www.monsterjam.com