Lil John and Gina Grant Work Out at Stage AE (CP’s Wed. 4/10/13)

1) Instead of going to a concert and having a beer and a pretzel, how about if you went to the show and exercised? Well, that’s basically the concept behind the first ever Zumba Nightclub Series featuring rapper/DJ Lil Jon and celebrity Zumba fitness instructor Gina Grant. Lil John plays the jams as Grant leads the crowd in high energy dance routines. Sounds cool, but what’s next….doing push ups and squats in between courses at a restaurant? Fitness event parties at 5 and 8 p.m. Stage AE. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

2) Little Gem, the polished new production from City Theatre, continues its run. The play, written by Elaine Murphy and directed by Kimberly Senior, chronicles the lives of three generations of  women, in the same Irish  family, as they search for meaning and pleasure during one incredible year. Little Gem’s women are portrayed by Hayley Nielsen (Amber), Cary Anne Spear (Kay) and Robin Walsh (Lorraine).  1 and 7 p.m. Lester Hamburg Studio. 1300 Bingham St., South Side.

3) NOLA on the square presents the jazz of RML starting at 8 p.m. No cover. 24 Market Square. Downtown.

4) It’s Open Mic night at the Rowdy Buck from 8 p.m. to midnight. Hosted by Gary Musisko and Joel Lindsey. Specials tonight include: $2 off any Buffalo Trace Bourbon drink all day, $2 Miller Lite, 9 – 11pm  and $1 for Three Pierogies. 1323 E. Carson St., South Side.