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ALEXANDRA BILLINGS Free concert; birthday tribute to Sophie Tucker. Wednesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

TRENT CARLINI Elvis tribute concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CINDERS & ELLA Free performance in the cafe. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DAVID CRAWFORD Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JOE DE LUCA Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

ELVIS BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE with Rick Saucedo, Shawn Klush, Irv Cass, Doug Church, Ryan Pelton, Jamie Aaron Kelley, Al Dvorin, Joe Esposito, DJ Fontana, and the Elvis Tribute Orchestra. Friday, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212. Saturday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

FUNKADESI performs at the "Musicality of Poetry Festival." Saturday, 8 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1108.

JOE HIGGINS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

HIP-NOZ Next Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

MILKBABY Free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

DALE PETERSOHN & STEPHANIE LOCK Next Friday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Trowbridge Guitar Studio, 1748 W. Balmoral. 773-334-3214.

PLUNGING NECKLINES Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

SANOKE Benefit for literary magazine Wave Machine. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

TEN TONGUES with performance poet Cin Salach perform a tribute to Anne Sexton. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1108.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Saturday, 8 and 11 PM, Marlena Shaw (see Critic's Choice). Next Saturday, January 16, Big Guitars From Memphis. 773-478-4408.

ADAGIO 923 W. Weed: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Saturdays, Bandoleros. Thursdays, Smilin' Dave & Donny Greco. 312-787-0400.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Brian. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Andrew. 773-348-5100.

ANDROMEDAS 1860 N. Elston: DJs spin in four rooms after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays. 773-489-0600.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing. 773-227-6859.

AURA 636 N. Dearborn: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Sundays. 312-266-2872.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Booze Hags. Next Friday, January 15, Steph Fletcher. Next Saturday, January 16, David & Marion. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Hoo Doo Hoedown, Havocs, Mashers. Saturday, Busker Soundcheck, Hopper, Green, the Artist Formerly Known As Vince. Tuesday, Map of July, Three Days. Thursday, Baby Jesus, Big Wheel. Next Friday, January 15, Satya Graha, the Man, Bowling Ovals. Next Saturday, January 16, Andy Sternberg, Sara Osmer, Ego, Bloen. Next Sunday, January 17, 9 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. 773-281-4444.

BELLAGIO 646 N. Franklin: DJ Dagwood Hicks spins disco and funk after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna spins Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 9 PM. Sundays, noon and 2 PM, "Brunch With the King" with Mark Hussman & Amy Hohiner (Elvis tribute show). 312-397-0770.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Sundays after 5 PM and Mondays after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus. Saturdays and Sundays, DJ Dion. Mondays, DJ Laura Masura. Tuesdays, DJ Ralph Rosario. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Jay. Wednesdays, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Mike Gaughan, Buddy Revells, Dick for Short. Saturday, Big Wow, Slacker, Douglass Kings. Sundays, "Punk Rock Sabbath." Next Friday, January 15, Dorks, Daggers, Shrubbers. Next Saturday, January 16, Gooloo, Tokyo Expando, Plague of Yeti, Elephant Ear, Better Off Dead. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. 773-235-9100.

BIGGS 1150 N. Dearborn: Music nightly after 8 PM. Tuesdays, Mark Burnell. Thursdays, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-787-0900.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Fridays, 6 PM, pianist Michelle Greenberg. 847-492-3450.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Friday, DJ Jon Langford. Saturday, DJ Chris Warland. Wednesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & AM/PM. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Saturday, Infusion. Next Friday, January 15, Jordan Macarus. Next Saturday, January 16, Hydrostatic Union, Grain. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Butter Side Down. Saturday, Underwater People. Next Friday, January 15, Cats Under the Stars. Next Saturday, January 16, Liquid Soul. 773-528-0888.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Next Saturday, January 16, 9 PM, Delilah's Eye at a poetry reading by Avant Retro. 708-660-9376.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Phil Lopko. Wednesdays, open stage. 773-239-8990.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Saturdays, 6:30 PM, pianist & vocalist Billy Brade. 312-433-0025.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Next Saturday, January 16, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-337-1005.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Black Orchid. Next Saturday, January 16, Tonguebath. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 312-266-1200.

CLUB CAIE 1501 N. Dayton: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-335-8009.

CLUB FEVER 3201 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: DJs spin music nightly after 8 PM. 847-392-1954.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, DJ Vee spins new wave, mod, and ska. Mondays, DJ Jay. 773-489-0379.

CLUB 950 950 W. Wrightwood: DJs play dance music from Britain, continental Europe, and the U.S. after 9 PM. Friday, DJ Jeff Moyer, DJ Waxy. Saturday, DJs Puls-8, Abe & Antonio Lauria, DJ Dave Roberts. Sunday, Dalet Pod, DJ Carrie Monster, DJ Rat. 773-929-8955.

CLUB 151 151 W. Ohio: DJs play music 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJ Dave Briton and guest DJs. 312-832-1110.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Millie & Tilly. Wednesdays, DJ Jordan Fields. Thursdays, DJ Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

CONVENT 1529 W. Armitage: DJs spin music 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Mondays. 773-395-8660.

COPA 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin disco. 847-969-1602.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM-1:30 AM, pianist and singer Buddy Charles. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 9 PM, DJ House. Tuesdays, 5 PM, "Afterwork Dusties" with DJs Bonnie DeShonge & John Monds. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Friday through Sunday, Terry Frank & the Bone Deluxe. Thursday through next Sunday, January 17, Big Nick & the Cydecos. 847-520-4800.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Then Again, Third Leg. Saturday, Big Wu, Bennett Brothers. Next Friday, January 15, Adjourn to Burn. Next Saturday, January 16, Jake's Leg, Rebecca's Statue. 773-327-1662.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights; no cover. Friday, DJs Priscilla & Ann. Sunday, DJ Frank. Monday, DJs Gus & Billy. Tuesday, DJ Mike Zelenko. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Friday, 6 PM, "Image of Elvis" with Dave Carlson. Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Sundays, 6 PM, and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Four Man Acoustical Band. Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, "dueling pianos" with Dave & Troy. Next Friday, January 15, 6:30 PM, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOCK 5 1520 N. Fremont: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays. 312-458-0939.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Baltimores, Joygirl, Today's My Super Spaceout Day. Saturday, Penthouse Playboys, New Duncan Imperials, Honeybees. Sundays, 11 PM, Liquid Soul. Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs spin. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJs spin downstairs in the Dirt Room. Wednesday, 9 PM, Starless, Starphase 23, Atmospheric Audiochair. Next Friday, January 15, Wayne Kramer, Aldermen, Tarts. Next Saturday, January 16, Casolando, Frisbie, Trigger Gospel. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Uncle Milty. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJ Rob Thurmond. Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Twilite Tone. 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Thursdays, 9 PM, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Underwater People. Saturday, Matt McBride. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Pat McCurdy. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, January 15, Johnny Socko. Next Saturday, January 16, Cats Under the Stars. 847-358-9150.

DUSK 1000 N. Wood: Fridays, DJ Tim Ferret. Saturdays, DJ Alton & guests. Mondays, DJ Migz & guests. Wednesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. 773-292-1577.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Aidan & Kevin (no cover). 773-529-9879.

EAST BANK CLUB 500 N. Kingsbury: Music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, Bob Solone Trio. 312-527-5800.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Convulsions, New World Spirits, Lorenzo Music. Saturday, Bumpus, Hunt the Wumpus. Sundays, Sumo. Mondays, Lucky Boys Confusion. Tuesday, Guest Home, Left Undone, Vultures Are Lovebirds. Wednesdays, Scott Stenton Group. Thursdays, Swimmer. 773-549-5549.

ELIXIR 325 N. Jefferson: DJs spin after 10:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-258-0523.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Eleventh Hour. Saturday, Great Red Shark. Thursday, Desi Brothers. Next Friday, January 15, Chance. Next Saturday, January 16, Blind Roosevelts. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Lo Magnifica, L'Altra, 33.3, Drums & Tuba. Saturday, Bantam Rooster, Downside Special. Sundays, "Sun Daze" with DJs Phantom 45, Ry-N, Aloe, Roki & Danny the Wildchild. Thursday, Dirtnap, Del Ray. Next Friday, January 15, Ghosts & Vodka, Rainer Maria, Horse & Rider. Next Saturday, January 16, Nation of Fear, Utopia Car Crash, Dent. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: No cover. Saturday, 7 PM, Is.u.is performs at a gallery opening and reception. 773-973-2233.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Friday, Kelly Rankin. Saturday, Devon Brown. Sundays, Ital Roots (no cover). Mondays, Devon Brown, Doggie, Indika. Thursdays, Dub Dis. Next Friday, January 15, Indika. Next Saturday, January 16, Dub Dis, Kelly Rankin. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJ Jeff Moyer. 773-395-2700.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: DJs spin Wednesdays after 9 PM, Thursdays through Saturdays after 8 PM, and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Garret Woods. 312-836-0066.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Music at 7 PM. Sunday, 9:30 PM, Jupitor. Tuesday, Turmoil, One King Down, Blood for Blood. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Bad Examples, Middle 8. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Honeybees, Rebel Rousers. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 9:30 PM, Flaco Jimenez y Su Conjunto, Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Harsh St. Harsh. 773-348-6088.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Saturday, Reg'lar Joe. Thursday, Scratch & Sniff. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, January 15, Mr. Myers. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Drovers. Next Friday, January 15, Big Rude Jake. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, percussionists Ya-Ya and Yamcouba perform while DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Sundays, DJ Terry Hunter (doors open at 5 PM). Tuesdays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJ Wayne Williams. 312-666-1695.

FUSION 3631 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-975-6622.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Rebel in Paradise, Frosty, Sacred Baboons. Saturday, Tautologic, Rhonda's Basement. Next Friday, January 15, Snake Oil. Next Saturday, January 16, Fifty Grit. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, 7 PM, musicians' showcase hosted by Kolette Stim. 773-262-5767.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. 630-766-4626.

GROOVY 4660 W. 147th, Midlothian: DJs spin 70s disco and 80s retro dance music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, DJ Billygoat. 708-371-7272.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Radio Hour 491, Jabber. Saturday, Peterbilts, John Henry's Train. Mondays, Gareth Woods. Wednesdays, Michael McDermott. Thursday, Jim Sutton's Four Charms. Next Friday, January 15, the Buzz, Rain Kings. Next Saturday, January 16, Brave Last Days, Sour. 773-472-5139.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Flammable Dress. Tuesdays, open mike. Thursday, Matt Berger & Dave Calzaretta. Next Friday, January 15, Matt Berger. 773-248-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday, Miga, Michael Heaton Band, Jarrod's Room. Next Friday, January 15, Peking Turtle. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj, Milhous. Wednesday, 9 PM, Ellen Rosner, Steve Frisbie, Kelley Clute. Thursday, 9 PM, Can Ky Ree. Next Friday, January 15, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Next Saturday, January 16, 10 PM, Cole Rain, Ruby Diesel. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Pat McCurdy. Saturday, 80s Enough, Sound Gypsies. Next Friday, January 15, Mini Reubens, Roadhouse Dogs. Next Saturday, January 16, UJB. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin from 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Fig Production DJs spin "Polynesian surf lounge" music. 773-486-0686.

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Music in the Topcat Lounge at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steven. 773-868-4461.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Afro-pop with Mantuila Nyomo Trio. Tuesday, 8 PM, "Faux Show" cabaret with Peter Carpenter, Margaret Goddard, and Dougles Grew (includes film screenings and performance art). Thursday, 8 PM, Duvessa. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Edwin McCain, Jeffrey Gaines. Saturday, Ohio Players. Sunday, Sofa King. Tuesday, 8 PM, "Elvis Birthday Spectacular" with Mark Hussman, Rick Saucedo, Michael Kennedy, Irv Cass, Joe Tirrito, and others. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, "Rock & Wrestling" with Al Snow & Head. Next Friday, January 15, Spinners. Next Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, Fabulous Thunderbirds; 12:30 AM, Bally Sagoo, DJs Visha, Apu, Mo' Play, Hershey. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. 312-640-0999.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, songwriter showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

INTA'S 308 W. Erie: DJs spin Saturday nights. 312-664-6595.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Shades of Grey. 708-389-7810.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: music after 8 PM. DJs spin dance music Fridays and Saturdays; salsa and merengue Thursdays. 773-327-4646.

JAVA JO'S ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE 3700 N. Halsted: Cafe with music and comedy at 8 PM; no cover. Mondays, open stage. Wednesdays, Glen Gilbert. Thursdays, Bryter. 773-528-3700.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Mr. Blotto. Saturday, Why Store, Chamberlain (see Spot Check). Wednesdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, January 15, Joshua Kadison. Next Saturday, January 16, Prezence (Led Zeppelin tribute band). 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin Fridays after 9 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Izzy. Thursdays, DJ Slick Lick. 773-477-3330.

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Saturdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Wednesdays, DJ Kinky Tuscadero. 773-665-7557.

KARMA 318 W. Grand: DJs spin dance music after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Thursday, January 14, Derrick Carter. 312-321-1331.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and old school. Wednesdays, DJ Gonz. 312-337-4040.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. 773-665-1110.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Mighty Joe. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8-10 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Swing bands at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Saturday, Honk, Wail & Moan. 773-528-3400.

LOBBY BAR Whitehall Hotel, 105 E. Delaware: Mondays through Fridays, 4-8 PM, pianist Mikel A. Murphy. 312-944-6300.

LOBBY BAR Marriott Schaumburg Hotel, 50 Martingale, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 4-8 PM, pianist Kathie Nicolet. 847-240-0100.

LOBBY COURT Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker: Music from 5-9 PM weekends, 5:30-10:30 PM weeknights. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Gwen Pippin. Sundays, Amy Cole & Don Walker. 312-372-7200.

LOUNGE AX 2438 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Race, .22, Matt Clark. Saturday, Box-o-Car, Woolworthy, Five Mile Ceiling, Uniform (see Spot Check). Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesday and Wednesday, Frank Orrall. Thursday, Grimble Grumble, Bergheim 34, Fuoco. Next Friday, January 15, Throck Morton, Mary's Flying Monkeys, Vernon Tonges. Next Saturday, January 16, Bimbobs, Herc. 773-525-6620.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Tuesday, open mike. Next Friday, January 15, Urban Surf. 708-447-9874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Not the Beatles. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Next Friday, January 15, Big Guitars From Memphis, Iggy Yoakum & His Famous Pogo Ponies. Next Saturday, January 16, Crush Proof Box. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Mondays, DJs Phantom 45, Hunter A.D. & Hiroki. Tuesdays, DJ Oscar McMillan. Wednesdays, Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 E. Butterfield, Lombard: Music after 6 PM Tuesdays and 5 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Tom Lynsk. Mondays, Marcus Anthony. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Lynsk. 630-573-1010.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly at midnight. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Brad Peterson, Stephanie Rogers. Saturday, We You They. Tuesdays, Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead cover band). Thursday, Maschina, Four Letter Story. Next Friday, January 15, Spelunkers, Brother 6. Next Saturday, January 16, Slow Jane, Mary Janes. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 10 PM, 13 MG, Maintenance of Order, Wicker Man. Saturday, 10 PM, Nubile Thangs, Rolls, Lackluster. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Dial 7, Citizen King, Plastic Princess, Janus. Next Friday, January 15, 10 PM, Simple Simon, Brando's Charm, Lucky Boys Confusion. Next Saturday, January 16, 10 PM, My Scarlet Life, Kill Hannah, Tom Spacey. 773-549-0203.

MINT 820 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Eric Cross & Keith Forhman. Saturdays, DJ Andre Harris, DJs Chris Walsh & Chad Somers. Wednesdays, DJs Mark Grant & the Twilite Tone. 312-492-6468.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays. 847-488-0320.

MONKEY BUSINESS 1750 Hintz, Wheeling: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Kryer. Next Saturday, January 16, Coupla Fat Guys. 847-577-4520.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 Olmsted, Edison Park: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Saturday, Milkbaby, Discovery Spray, Globus. Tuesdays, 8 PM, musicians accompany the "Curiously Strong Machine Gun Haiku Slam" hosted by Noam Paco-Gaster; music open mike follows at 9 PM. Thursday, Rebecca's Statue. Next Friday, January 15, Saps, Ghetto Billies, Old #8. 773-764-6401.

MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, January 16, Drane, Mr. Caffeine, Illroot. 773-486-7774.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 9 PM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

905 CLUB 9055 N. Milwaukee, Niles: DJs spin music Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Gus Babalis. 847-470-1700.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Next Saturday, January 16, Milhous. 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Friday, WrightWalleys. Saturday, Homunculus. Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, DJ Shon Dervis (no cover). Next Thursday, 9:30 PM, Leina'Ala, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake, Brian Imig, Astra Kelly, Stone. Next Saturday, January 16, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, DJ Sole. 773-489-0011.

BAR 3343 N. Clark: Sundays, 10 PM, reggae, hip-hop, and house music with DJs from Garden Foundation, Rust Crew, and Soul Foundation. 773-665-7300.

O'LEARYS SPORTS BAR 345 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Friday, Rubber. Saturday, Sister Envy. Next Friday, January 15, Theatre. 847-963-0669.

OKNO 1332 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with DJs after 7:30 PM nightly; no cover. 773-395-1313.

OLIVE 1115 N. North Branch: Music at 10:30 PM Fridays, 11 PM Saturdays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Tuesday, Nicholas Barron, Galaxy Three. 312-280-7997.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches. Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 9 PM, Toni Moore Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Melissa Anderson. 312-787-2200.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Saturday, Class-X. 815-468-6666.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Sour, Pets or Meat. Saturday, Organ Wolf, Family Problem. Wednesday, Davidson, Andreadis. Thursday, Blinker Finger, Brementown. Next Friday, January 15, 92 Degrees, Differents. Next Saturday, January 16, Young Father, Stick Fight, Sunshine Allison. Next Sunday, January 17, 9 PM, Rhumbox Hill. 773-486-9862.

PLUSH 2242 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Richie King. 773-404-9961.

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Mr. Myers. Saturday, Poppin' Mollies. Next Friday, January 15, Hi-Infidelity. Next Saturday, January 16, Big Babies. 630-924-9368.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-266-1313.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: No cover. Thursday, January 14, and next Friday, January 15, 9 PM, Switchback. 630-428-4274.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, hip-hop, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays. Fridays, DJs Little John & Psycho Bitch. Saturdays, DJs Little John & Mike Pierce. Mondays, DJs Mike Grant & Lego. Wednesdays, DJ Steve Maestro & DJ Spin. Thursdays, DJ Abe, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 773-278-1009.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Saturday, One. 312-467-1600.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Music after 5 PM nightly upstairs in the Manor Cabaret; Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Bobby C spins dance music downstairs in the club after 8 PM. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, Gary Filip. Saturdays and Mondays, David DeCosta & the Goodfellas Trio. 312-787-2600.

RHUMBA 3631 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, Bandito de Amor. 773-975-2345.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays and Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Derrick Kyles & others. 312-440-0535.

ROBY'S 1944 W. Division: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Company of Big Beats. 773-252-9250.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays through Sundays, Mix Band. 773-775-7525.

ROSCOE'S 3356 N. Halsted: DJs/VJs spin after 9 PM nightly. 773-281-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, Dark Star Orchestra. Saturday, 10 PM, Blue Marvin, Joe Pye, Satya Graha. Sunday, 8 PM, Karen Anderson Band. Mondays, Robert Cornelius 7. Wednesday, Big Guitars From Memphis. Thursday, 9 PM, Jim Roll Band, Creede Band. Next Friday, January 15, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Orphans. Next Saturday, January 16, 10 PM, John Huss Moderate Combo, Mr. Rudy Day. Next Sunday, January 17, 7 PM, Doug Hoekstra, Brian Lillie, Rollie Tussing. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Saturday, Wave. Next Saturday, January 16, Eleventh Hour. 630-372-2900.

SHARK BAR 212 N. Canal: Next Friday, January 15, 6 PM, DJ Herb Kent spins "dusty steppers" at a benefit for the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago Scholarship Fund. 312-559-9057.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM; no cover. Tuesday, Fabulous Fish Heads. 312-527-2722.

SIDELINES GRILL 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jason Berger & Chris Gangi. 773-528-7569.

SINIBAR 464 N. Halsted: DJs Joshua Taylor & Fathom spin nightly. Wednesdays, DJ Benjamin Greene. 312-226-6092.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Coupla Fat Guys Band. Thursday, Ralph Covert. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Tom Pazen. Saturdays, DJ Gil Burns. Sundays, DJs Jesse Spencer & Brian Borden. Mondays, Dave Roberts. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, Dayhota & Colette. Thursdays, DJs Lego, Boo Williams, Glenn Underground. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Next Saturday, January 16, 9 PM, I Decline, Kamikaze Butterfly, Kook, Glimmer. 773-889-0601.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, DJ Freddie Bain. Saturdays and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Belanger. Tuesdays, DJ Michael Serafini. Thursdays, DJs Little Al & Steve Farias spin "industrial goth" music. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Maurice Joshua & Ron Carroll. Wednesdays, DJ Andre Harris. Thursdays, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-587-7657.

STAR DUST COSMOPOLITAN ROOM 440 N. Halsted: DJs play dance music after 9:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-421-4686.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs cabaret room; no cover. Friday, Knee Deep Shag, Isabelle Haze. Saturday, Imagination Playground, Ruby Grass. Sundays, 10:30 PM, 65 Degrees DJs spin. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJs Ar-Tek, Verb, Horse & Mary Jane. Thursday, 10:30 PM, International Pimps of Mystery. Next Friday, January 15, 11:30 PM, Astra Kelly. Next Saturday, January 16, Bumpus, Slithers, Magical Attraction of Booty. 773-278-6600.

T.J.'S BAR & GRILL 222 W. Maple, New Lenox: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ken Qualter. 815-485-6613.

A TASTE OF HEAVEN 1702 W. Foster: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Eileen Censotti. 773-989-0151.

TD'S BAR & GRILL 2434 W. Montrose: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-478-3714.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJs Bob & Vu. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Big Wow, Tub Ring, Silo the Huskie. Saturday, Chasm, Down Grade, Throck Morton. Tuesdays, DJs Jevon Jackson, Flip & Silver. Wednesday, DJs Chamberweed & Natty. Thursday, Sin the Moon God, Six Feet Over. Next Friday, January 15, Illusions of Abbey, Dragon Girls, Ham. Next Saturday, January 16, Ball Sniffer, Redneck Exorcist. 773-472-6900.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Mondays, 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Ann Pringle. Tuesday through next Saturday, January 16, Kari Howard & Bob Moreen. 773-665-9071.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sunday, Bucky Halker, Dean Goldstein, Middle 8. Wednesdays, Donna Adler hosts the C.H.A.T. music showcase. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Desiree. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, Frankie Keane Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, January 15, 50 Pound Head. 773-871-7799.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 6462 S. Central: Friday, Shades of Grey. 773-582-8559.

VON MAUR Yorktown Shopping Center, Butterfield and Highland, Lombard: Saturdays, 10 AM-1 PM, pianist Kathie Nicolet. 630-953-8181.

VOYEUR 1511:::2 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJs Scott Sterling & Colette. Thursday, DJ Lego, DJs Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Generations. Saturday, Lightning & Thunder. Tuesday, Jeff Jacobs with members of Brother Brother & Liquid Soul. Wednesday, Hello Mr. Arthur. Next Saturday, January 16, Forgotten Toys. 773-929-1300.

WELLINGTON'S 2121 S. Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights: Restaurant and lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Sheldon & Ricky Taylor. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Carmen Menna. 847-439-6610.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: No cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Bayard Lancaster & Kewuoya. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Kewuoya, Ron Blackwell & Theo Reed. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, drum circle hosted by Kewuoya. 312-396-9426.

WHIRLYBALL 1880 W. Fullerton: Pickup games daily; live music Saturdays after 10 PM. 773-486-7777.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 and 11:45 PM. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, January 16, Carolinas, Melanie Hoffman. 773-271-0401.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic jam with Jorge Piza. 773-549-4949.

YE OLDE TOWN INN 18 W. Busse, Mount Prospect: Next Saturday, January 16, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-392-3750.

YVETTE WINTERGARDEN 311 S. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Jim Sellers Trio. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 PM, pianist Bob Moreen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 PM, pianist Jim Sellers. 312-408-1242.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar; music at 9 PM. Mondays, 8 PM, Ruth Allen. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

folk & country

concerts

BAAL TINNE Free concert. Saturday, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

BRYAN BOWERS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

BRYAN BOWERS, SPECIAL CONSENSUS Friday, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-255-5380.

TOM & KRIS CASTLE Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

PHIL COOPER, MARGARET NELSON & KATE EARLY, SUSAN URBAN Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Restoration Fund. Next Saturday, January 16, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

JOHN COX BAND Next Friday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Edgebrook Covenant Church, 6355 N. Spokane. 773-763-4230.

CRY CRY CRY with Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell; Buddy & Julie Miller open. See Spot Check. Sunday, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DOOLEY BROTHERS Free concert. Next Saturday, January 16, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

GAN AINM Free concert. Next Friday, January 15, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

JULIE KOIDIN, JEFFREY KUST, EMILY LEWIS MANTELL & HEITOR GARCIA See Spot Check; free concert. Thursday, January 14, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

LEE MURDOCK, MARK DVORAK, DON & MARCIA MORMAN, ANDREW CALHOUN, CHIRPS SMITH & DOT KENT Saturday, 7:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

OSBORNE BROTHERS, LEWIS FAMILY Saturday, 4:30 and 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

ALLAN SALTZMAN Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

JEFF WARD Free concert. Friday, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

JOHN WILLIAMS & JOSEPH SOBOL Next Sunday, January 17, 7 PM, Tavern on Lake Street, Rte. 83 & Lake, Grayslake. 847-949-5355.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM Fridays, 8 PM Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays, 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday, Blue Lit Souls, Linda M. Smith, Traci Buckle. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, acoustic open stage hosted by Mark Zeus. 773-478-4408.

AUGENBLICK 3907 N. Damen: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, traditional Irish music. 773-929-0994.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Thursday, January 14, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-332-1116.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 9:30 PM; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays in the Boot Bar. 630-830-7200.

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, open stage. Next Saturday, January 16, Dennis Johnson & Duane Larson. 773-239-8990.

CAROL'S PUB 4659 N. Clark: Country music at 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, Diamondback. Sundays, open jam with Diamondback. 773-334-2402.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 5 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: No cover. Wednesdays, Bloodshot Records DJs Nan & Rob spin country music. 773-472-2771.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-593-2200.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Sunday, January 17, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EDELWEISS 7650 W. Irving Park, Norridge: Traditional German and popular American music after 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 708-452-6040.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sundays, 5 PM, Holy Hour House Band. 312-836-0066.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 7:30 PM, "Rhythm & Rhyme Revue" with Can Ky Ree. Thursday, 8 PM, Special Consensus, Thursday's Child. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Alphonso Ponticelli. Next Saturday, January 16, Kat Eggleston. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Sealy. Monday, 9 PM, Mike Wilsyn & Mary Godfrey. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HEALY'S WESTSIDE 7217 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Irish session hosted by Terry Healy. 708-366-4277.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 10 PM, Singer in the Rye. Thursday, 9 PM, Rico & Heather. 773-465-8005.

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Music in the Topcat Lounge at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-868-4461.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, Songwriter Showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Smokin' Shamrocks of County Cook. 773-935-6669.

JAKO'S 4300 N. Lincoln. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter & Jordan Mummer. 773-478-4110.

JAVA JO'S ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE 3700 N. Halsted: Cafe with music and comedy; no cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Sister Biscuit. Mondays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-528-3700.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Sundays, 1 PM, Dec & Siobhan. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

LAKEVIEW LOUNGE 5110 N. Broadway: No cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Nightwatch. 773-769-0994.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Irish session with Eileen McLane & David James. 708-388-6755.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 9 PM, Sean Clelland (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wednesday, 8 PM, open jam hosted by Chicago Bluegrass Club. 773-463-7663.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Kraig Kenning. Next Saturday, January 16, Carolyn Green & Mike Choby. 847-940-7134.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thursday, January 14, 9 PM, Jim Roll Band, Creede Band. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Pete Norman. Next Friday, January 15, Dave Martin. 630-969-9720.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Patty McCulla. 312-266-7761.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Matt & Peter. Next Friday, January 15, Eric Lugosch. Next Saturday, January 16, Carolinas, Melanie Hoffman. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

INDIANA UNIVERSITY AFRICAN AMERICAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE Gospel concert under the direction of Dr. James E. Mumford. Next Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

EDDIE TAYLOR JR. Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, January 16, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

AFTER 5 LOUNGE 641 W. 119th: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, Johnny Laws. Sundays, Pete Allen Band. Mondays, jam session with Pete Allen & friends. Tuesdays, Grown Man Revue with Patricia Scott, Sidney Joe Qualls, Gaylord & others. 773-468-6504 or 773-775-0860.

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-758-4250.

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 312-664-6500.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Wednesdays, Willie D. 773-734-0491.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Phil Guy. Saturday, Phil Baron & Jump City. Tuesdays, 8 PM, jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesday, Blue Plate Special. Next Friday, January 15, Kinsey Report. Next Saturday, January 16, Sandra Hall, Hoodoo Man Blues. 847-776-9850.

BILLY'S GOODLIFE CAFE 2535 Waukegan, Bannockburn: Fridays, 7 PM, Gloria Shannon. 847-945-2929.

BLUE CHICAGO 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesdays, Alan Batts Band with Liz Mandville-Greeson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Monday, L.V. Banks Band with Zora Young. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Monday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sunday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Vino Louden. Wednesday, Pistol Pete & Full Throttle. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday, January 15, Joanna Connor. 773-528-1012.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Pinball Junkies & Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Buddy Guy, Eddie King. Saturday, Buddy Guy, Cafe R&B (see Spot Check). Sunday, Carl Weathersby. Monday, blues jam hosted by Frank Bang. Tuesday, Lynne Jordan. Wednesday, 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Thursday, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson. Next Friday, January 15, Buddy Guy, Big John Dickerson. Next Saturday, January 16, Buddy Guy, the Buzz. Next Sunday, January 17, Buddy Guy, Big Jack Johnson. 312-427-0333.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Sunday and Monday, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, 9 PM, Phil Baron's Jump City (swing dance lessons begin at 7:30 PM). 630-513-0074.

COTTON CLUB 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays, 5-10 PM, blues open mike. 312-341-9787.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM, Gospel Supremes. 312-836-7870.

5105 CLUB 5105 W. North: Sundays, 8 PM, Tail Dragger & Rockin' Johnny. 773-237-9490.

50 YARD LINE 14720 S. Halsted, Harvey: Mondays, 6 PM, DJ Herb Kent; 8 PM, blues showcase with Ken Allison and Bruce Thompson, hosted by Elizabeth Street. 708-339-5050.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, January 16, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Rhythm Rockets. Thursday, Barkin' Bill. Next Saturday, January 16, Small Time Dave & the Windy City Groove. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Next Saturday, January 16, Duke Tomatoe. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GOOD ROCKIN' LOUNGE 2 7432 S. Racine: Sundays, 7 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band with Patricia Scott. 773-723-2319.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Saturday, 10:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

HARBOR LOUNGE 3207 Guthrie, East Chicago, Indiana: Wednesdays, 10 PM-3 AM, Vance Kelly & Gaylord. 219-397-6378.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Kax & the Blacklight Show. Thursday, 8:30 PM, open mike blues jam. Next Saturday, January 16, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. 708-484-3610.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, January 16, Blue Gills. 773-248-5933.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music in the restaurant at 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday, 9:30 PM weeknights. Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, and Tuesdays, 5-9 PM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

JERRY'S NIGHTLIFE 12303 S. Halsted: Fridays, 10 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band. 773-821-1427.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, A.C. Reed, Detroit Junior. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays, Carl Weathersby, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Sam Goode & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Sam Goode, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, Grana Louise. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Friday, Ron Smith & the Southsiders. 708-447-9874.

MERLE'S #1 BARBECUE 1727 Benson, Evanston: No cover. Sundays, 6-9 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-475-7766.

MIGHTY BLUES LOUNGE 4754 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 10 PM, blues jam hosted by Thick Richard's Blues Revue. 773-395-9018.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Chicago Catz. Next Saturday, January 16, Tad Robinson. 312-252-1155.

O'LEARYS SPORTS BAR 345 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Next Saturday, January 16, Kax & the Blacklight Show. 847-963-0669.

ORLISSIE'S PLACE 529 Lake, Oak Park: Fridays, 7 PM, Still Bill & the Hickel Slick Band. 708-660-0904.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Next Saturday, January 16, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 815-468-6666.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Saturday, Wailin' Walt & the Blues Screamers. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Michael Coleman. Next Saturday, January 16, Strictly Southside Band with Margo. 773-267-5197.

POP'S SPORTS PUB 817 E. Neagle, Roselle: Saturday, Poppin' Mollies. 630-924-9368.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Wednesdays, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 PM Sundays; 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. Saturday, Melva LeBlanc & the Groove Band. Wednesday, Chris Dawson & Dave Stephan. Next Friday, January 15, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Next Saturday, January 16, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday, John Studebaker. Next Saturday, January 16, L.V. Banks. 312-467-1600.

RED'S LOUNGE 3479 S. Archer: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open blues jam. 773-376-0517.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursday, Jesse Cross. Next Friday, January 15, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Next Saturday, January 16, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Thursday, January 14, Jimmy Lane. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Saturday, Joe Moss. Next Friday, January 15, Tom Boneck & the Outlaw Hill Band. Next Saturday, January 16, Blue Plate Special. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Friday and Saturday, 8:30 PM Sunday, 9 PM Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday, Tail Dragger & His West Side Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band with Jimmy Burns. Wednesday, Tail Dragger & His West Side All-Star Band. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, Mark Naftalin Band. 773-772-6656.

TD'S BAR & GRILL 2434 W. Montrose: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, "blues bash" open mike. 773-478-3714.

VIENNESE KAFFEE-HAUS BRANDT 3423 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 7 PM, pianist John Gussaroff. 773-528-2220.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer. 773-728-3114.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Paul K. Saturday, Becki Hendricks & the Blue Hounds. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

MARK BETTCHER SEXTET Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

DOUG BLAKE Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 847-256-3220.

CHICAGO YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert; school groups encouraged. Next Saturday, January 16, 2 PM, concert hall, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6322.

ELLINGTON DYNASTY Duke Ellington tribute concert. Next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

EDDIE HARRISON JUMP!STARS Free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Crystal Gardens, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

HINDA HOFFMAN BAND Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

JAZZ MEMBERS BIG BAND WITH ERIC SCHNEIDER Tribute to Charlie Parker. Next Saturday, January 16, 12:15 PM (open rehearsal) and next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. Call 312-747-4850 for information about Saturday's performance; for information about Sunday's performance call 312-409-3947.

BARBARA JOHNSON QUARTET Free concert. Thursday, January 14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RAMSEY LEWIS Saturday, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

LUDWIG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Next Friday, January 15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PAUL LYTTON TRIO See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MATECKI QUARTET Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, January 17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

JON MENGES QUARTET Free performance in the cafe. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MERCHANTS & CO. BIG BAND Next Sunday, January 17, 4-9 PM, Saint Elizabeth's Hall, 50 E. 41st. 773-268-1518.

SAMUEL MOHAMMED & FRIENDS with Bisola Marignay, Cynthia Stutts, and Diane Mohammed. Fridays, 7 PM, 45th Street Arena, 4545 S. Western. 773-843-0400 or 773-275-1637.

NEW ORLEANS MUDCATS Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

MARC PERLISH TRIO Free concert in the cafe. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Next Sunday, January 17, 8 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

KEN ROBERTS BIG BAND Next Sunday, January 17, 1-4 PM, Building K, College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

JEFF STITELY QUARTET Next Sunday, January 17, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

MALACHI THOMPSON accompanies poet Amiri Baraka; free admission. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-8200.

GARY TU TRIO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

jazz

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Saturday, 8 and 11 PM, Marlena Shaw (see Critic's Choice). 773-478-4408.

ALEXANDER'S STEAK HOUSE 3010 E. 79th: Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Jazz Masters with tenor saxophonist Eddie Johnson, trumpeter Paul Serrano, pianist John Young, drummer George Hughes & bassist Eddie de Haas. 773-768-6555.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Jerry Coleman's Nineburner. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet with Duane Thamm, John Bany, Dave Baney & Charlie Braugham; 9 PM, No AM/ ProJam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steve Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Andy's Aces with Rusty Jones, John Young, John Bany & George Bean. 312-642-6805.

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Carter Luke, Steven Hashimoto & Heath Chappell. 312-263-0700.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Scott Holman Trio (no cover). 847-776-9850.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Mondays, 9 PM, Riff Rockets. Wednesday, Rob Denty Jazz Quartet. 773-281-4444.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, Jazz Masters with Darren Scorza and jam session. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays. Fridays, 1800 Jazz Trio with Barry Winograd & Anthony Broch. Saturdays, Dan Cray Trio. Sundays, Shilad Sen Duo. Mondays, David Young. Tuesdays, Dan Phillips Duo. Wednesdays, Hart-Meacham Duo. Thursdays, Jazz Report. 847-492-3450.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL Rte. 83 & 22nd, Oak Brook: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

BRISTOL'S 2986 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant; DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and bachata after 8 PM Saturdays. 773-279-8825.

CARMELLA 6966 W. North: Restaurant; no cover. Saturdays, 6-10 PM, Armand Quartet. 773-637-0707.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Warren Kime & Bobby Schiff. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Ken Karlson with pianist-singer Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Peter Polzac. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Robert Worten. Thursdays, 5-8 PM, Peter Polzac & Bill Harrison. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Ray White Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Dance Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Timmy D. Next Friday, January 15, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Latin Band. 847-647-8282.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Airborne. Saturdays, Speakeasy Trad Jazz Trio. Thursdays, Phyllis Carson. 630-469-1080.

CITY LIFE 712 E. 83rd: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 773-723-6700.

COPA 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Rhythm Rockets. 847-969-1602.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 7:30 PM. Tuesday, Steven Hashimoto Trio. 708-848-3434.

DA NICOLA 3114 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Saturdays, 7 PM, Paul Anton. 773-935-8000.

DAMEN 1958 W. Roscoe: No cover. Thursday, January 14, 9 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 773-248-9523.

DELANEY & MURPHY STEAK HOUSE Arlington Park Hilton, 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Park: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, Bruce Mauer Duo. 847-394-2000.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Guy Fricano Orchestra. 312-836-7870.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tuesday, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Paul Lytton Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sundays, Joe Hurt Trio. 630-916-6242.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 5 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Next Sunday, January 17, 5 PM, Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Rhythm Rockets. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sundays, 7:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Three Cent Stomp (with swing dance lessons at 5 PM Sundays and 7 PM Wednesdays). Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: No cover. Wednesdays, 7 PM, musicians' showcase hosted by Kolette Stim. 773-262-5767.

GORDON 500 N. Clark: Restaurant with music nightly. Fridays, 7:30 PM, pianist Nancy Keppel. Saturdays, 8 PM, Nancy Keppel Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 6 PM, pianist Chad Willets. 312-467-9780.

GOURMAND COFFEEHOUSE 728 S. Dearborn: Thursday, January 14, 8-10 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Saturday, Detour with Phil Seed. Sunday, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesday, Latin & world pro jam with Samuel Del Real. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Dave Clark & the Blues Swingers. Thursday, Sonny Seals. Next Friday, January 15, Jose Valdes Latin Jazz Ensemble. Next Saturday, January 16, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Ryan Shultz Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, George Freeman Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Patricia Barber & Michael Arnopol. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Vanguard Aces. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, John Moulder Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 3 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran; 8 PM, Steve Schneck Quartet. 773-465-8005.

HILLINGER'S CYPRESS INN 1352 Shermer, Northbrook. Restaurant and bar with music in the Brasskin Room; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, pianist Scott Brown with bassist Jeff Czech. Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, Jim Clark's Jazz Band. 847-272-8787.

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Rob Zettl. 773-868-4461.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fridays, 9 PM, Eight Bold Souls. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Wednesday, 8 PM, Tricolor. Next Saturday, January 16, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Tuesdays, 9 PM-1 AM, and Wednesdays through Sundays, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. 312-640-0999.

IRON MIKE'S GRILL Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thursdays, King Fleming Duo. 312-587-8989.

JAZZ GALLERY 4953 N. Elston: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Paul Abella Trio. Saturdays, Steve Behr Trio. Wednesday, Victor Kaihatu Quartet. Thursday, Rusty Jones Trio. 773-545-4114.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday through Sunday, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. Next Friday through Sunday, January 15 through 17, DePaul University Big Band. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 7 PM on weekends, 6 PM weeknights; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Willie Garcia Quintet. Saturday, Bopology. Sundays, 10:30 AM, Katherine Davis Quintet; 7 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Next Saturday, January 16, Will Sims Quintet. 312-595-5299.

JOEY T'S 228 Main, Woodstock: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Sessions. 815-337-0015.

LADY C'S 18110 S. Pulaski, Country Club Hills: Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM-midnight, Gloria Shannon. 708-957-9666.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Swing bands at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, Vargas Swing. 773-528-3400.

LOBBY COURT Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Gwen Pippin; 9 PM, Wallace Burton Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Wallace Burton Trio with Amy Cole. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Wallace Burton. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Gwen Pippin. 312-372-7200.

LUNA BLU 1554 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Fridays, 8 PM, John Paris Trio. 773-862-2600.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, John Campbell Trio. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Som Brasil Duo. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Kahn & Eric Schneider. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Joan Hickey. Thursday, 9 PM, John Campbell Trio. 312-649-5874.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet. 773-327-2739.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday through next Saturday, January 16, Jimmy Damon/Gerry Peters Trio. 312-565-7444.

MILLER'S CROSSING 57 Hillside Ave., Hillside: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Sally Richards. 708-449-0656.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Bob Falesh, Michael Zerang & Jeremy Ruthrauff. Saturday, Through Trio with Liz Payne, Adam Vida & Ernest Long. Monday, Paul Lytton Trio (see Critic's Choice). 773-728-5010.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. 773-483-7728.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 9 PM, NRG Ensemble. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Leina'Ala, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake, Brian Imig, Astra Kelly, Stone. Next Friday, January 15, Chicago Samba School. 773-489-0011.

OLIVE 1115 N. North Branch: Music at 10:30 PM Fridays, 11 PM Saturdays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesday, Evan Coleman Quintet. Thursday, Riff Rockets. Next Saturday, January 16, Miss Midori & the Jazz Inquisition. 312-280-7997.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Music at 7 PM. Sundays, Kanya Wongsawasdi & friends. Wednesdays, Dan Simon & Aldo Duo. 773-935-6433.

ORLISSIE'S PLACE 529 Lake, Oak Park: Sundays, 4-8 PM, Still Bill & Karl Johnson. 708-660-0904.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays, Bob Freitag. Mondays, John Conrad. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mary Clare Barker. 312-787-6604.

PETE MILLER'S STEAK HOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Sundays, 8 PM weeknights. Friday and Saturday, Nick Tountas Quartet. Sundays, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Mondays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursday, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, Ron Surace Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7 PM, Vince Willis & Mendai. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Steve Sandner Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Karl Johnson Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chicago Rose. Next Saturday, January 16, 9:30 PM, Mendai Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Organ Donor Trio. Tuesday, Lahood Quintet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Friday, 5:30 PM, Margie Gibson & Kent Wehman; 9 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet. Saturday, 9 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Kari Nelson Trio. Monday, 8:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle Duo. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Tuey Connell Trio. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Brian Gephart/Bob Long Quartet. Next Friday, January 15, 5:30 PM, Phil Kidder Duo; 9 PM, John Fournier Quartet. Next Saturday, January 16, 9 PM, John Fournier Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie. Thursdays, Paulinho Garcia & Greg Fishman. Next Saturday, January 16, Rankinfyle. 847-266-1313.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Claudia Stefanski & Billy Brade. 773-348-7291.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thursday, January 14, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Next Friday, January 15, Jon Menges Quartet. 312-467-1600.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Fridays, 8 PM, Muchachos Montanos Band. 312-787-2600.

RESTO 22 2210 W. Chicago: Music in the Lounge and Cognac Room at 9 PM. Fridays, pianist Joe Iaco. Saturdays, Scott Anderson & Kara Kesselring. 773-384-1800.

RUDI'S CAFE 2424 N. Ashland: Mondays, 9 PM-midnight, Dave Baney & Bobbi Jordan. 773-404-7834.

THE SALON Hotel Inter-Continental, 505 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tuesday, 10 PM, Three Cent Stomp. 773-525-2508.

SEASONS LOUNGE Four Seasons Hotel, 900 N. Michigan: Fridays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM-12:30 AM, pianist Larry Hanks. Saturdays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM, pianist Larry Hanks; 9 PM, Larry Hanks Trio. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Joe Gattone; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Mondays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3 PM, Jimmy Griffin; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. 312-280-8800.

720 720 N. Wells: Salsa music after 6 PM Fridays, 8 PM Saturdays. 312-397-0600.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Sunday, Alan Batts. 312-527-2722.

SHUCKERS 150 E. Ontario: Mondays through Fridays, noon-2 PM, pianist Steve Million. Mondays through Saturdays, 6-10:30 PM, pianist Bob Dogan. 312-266-6057.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Friday and Saturday, 9 PM Monday through Thursday. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. 773-772-6656.

STAR DUST COSMOPOLITAN ROOM 440 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, "salsa and merengue dance party." 312-363-7827.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Next Friday, January 15, 9 PM, Fareed Haque. 773-278-6600.

TANYA'S CAFE 4305 N. Kedzie: No cover. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Miasma. 773-604-8904.

TASSO'S PORTERHOUSE Madison & Frontage, Burr Ridge: Saturdays, 7 PM, Sally Richards. 630-789-8300.

THIRD COAST 1260 N. Dearborn: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Paris/John Beard Duo. 312-649-0730.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Mondays, 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Ann Pringle. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. Tuesday through next Saturday, January 16, Kari Howard & Bob Moreen. 773-665-9071.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8:30-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Saturdays, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 1-4 AM, Mark Madsen. Mondays, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Stephen Riley; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis; 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LBs Machine. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281:::2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Yahpree Howell & the Space Bop Vanguard. Sundays, 6-10:30 PM, jam with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonists Dennis Winslett & Matana Roberts, percussionist Afifi Phillard. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown & friends. Next Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, Jeff Parker & Tatsu Aoki. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio. 630-653-2110.

ZARROSTA 1045 N. Rush: Grill and wine bar with music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Tim Mulvenna, Tom Vaitfas, Ted Brewer. Sundays, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-642-1500.

classical

BURNHAM QUARTET (Mozart, Dvorak, Beethoven). Next Sunday, January 17, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE (Bach, Buxtehude, Muffat). Saturday, 8 PM, Blair Chapel, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 115 E. Delaware. Sunday, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. Monday, 6 PM, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson. 312-464-0600.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Beethoven, Nanes, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff). Next Sunday, January 17, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Angela Brown and narrator Chris Kennedy (Copland, Hailstork, Bernstein, Still, traditional). Monday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. Next Sunday, January 17, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-857-1062.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Debussy, Harbison, Brahms). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Mozart, R. Strauss). Thursday through next Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Boulez, Mozart, Brahms). Preconcert talks one hour prior to performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Yaron Traub conducts a family concert featuring the Magic Circle Mime Company (Kodaly, Mendelssohn, Bach/Stokowski, J. Strauss, Ives, Grofe). Next Saturday, January 16, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with pianists Carol Honigberg and Tatyana Stepanova and violinist Desiree Ruhstrat (Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Honegger, Poulenc). Next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-621-5265.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot, conductor, with mandolinist Dimitris Marinos, oboist Amy Mendillo, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley, and the Pacifica String Quartet (Davidovsky, Rands, Lombardo, Ptaszynska, Eberhard, Bach). See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

EMILIO DE ROSARIO piano (R. Strauss, Enoch Arden). Wednesday, noon, Music Center of the North Shore, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ESSENCE OF BRASS Next Friday, January 15, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

STEWART WAYNE FOSTER organ (Bach, Mozart, Durufle, Tournemire). Next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Friday, 12:10 PM, organist Robert Poovey. Next Friday, January 15, 12:10 PM, cellist John Mark Rozendaal. 312-787-2729.

HERSH GLAGOV Free violin concert in the cafe. Sunday, 10 AM, Borders Books and Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MATT HAGLE, BARBARA MARTIN, FRANK LITTLE, AND ELAINE FELDER piano, soprano, tenor, and piano, perform music of Richard Strauss. Friday, noon, Music Center of the North Shore, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

STONEY HALLENBECK guitar, in a free concert. Next Sunday, January 17, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

ROBERT HOLL AND DANIEL BARENBOIM bass-baritone and piano, perform Schubert's Die Winterreise. Next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 3 PM, new-music program featuring the West End String Quartet and Ensemble Noamnesia with violinist Malcolm Goldstein (Childs, Grazier, Goldstein, Cage, Coleman). See Spot Check. 312-362-9707.

KUANG-HAO HUANG piano (Bach, Chopin, Debussy). Saturday, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Dmitri Ratser (Brahms, Kodaly, Grieg). Next Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governor's Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

MARILYN KEISER organ (Mendelssohn, Bach, and others). Next Sunday, January 17, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY David Itkin, conductor, with violinist Robert McDuffie (Barber, Ravel, Dvorak). Friday and Saturday, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Drake Theater, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with narrator William Warfield (Stravinsky, Rossini, Wagner). Sunday, 3 PM, Congregation Shaare Tikvah, 5800 N. Kimball. 847-674-0039.

THERESA LUDDEN, RICK ZIEBARTH, LESLEY GOODMAN, JOHN PATRICK MORRISSEY, AND JEFFREY PANKO soprano, baritone, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and piano. Next Friday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. 312-943-3006.

LUTHERAN CHOIR OF CHICAGO in a holiday concert. Sunday, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 847-397-0453.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sunday, 2 PM, and Wednesday and next Saturday, January 16, 7:30 PM, Gyorgy Gyorivanyi Rath, conductor, with bass Samuel Ramey, tenor Richard Margison, and soprano Daniela Dessi (Boito, Mefistofele). 312-332-2244.

BARBARA MARTIN, TRACY AND KRISTIN FIGARD, DAVID DUNFORD, CLAIRE AEBERSOLD, AND RALPH NEIWEEM soprano, violins, and pianos, perform music of Richard Strauss. Next Friday, January 15, noon, Music Center of the North Shore, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

METROPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-869-3133 or 312-744-7648.

BLAIR MILTON, PETER SLOWIK, JONATHAN PEGIS, RUSSELL DAGON, BARBARA BUTLER, CHARLES GEYER, GAIL WILLIAMS, AND ANDREA SWAN violin, viola, cello, clarinet, trumpets, horn, and piano, with the Kneisel Trio (Praetorius, Lassus, Beethoven, Dohnanyi, Reynolds). Friday, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

WARREN MOULTON, RODNEY STAPLETON, LISA MAATOUK, AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor, bass-baritone, soprano, and piano (Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Gershwin, Hammerstein, Webber). Sunday, 3 PM, St. Monica's Church, 5135 N. Mont Clare. 773-763-1661.

MEMBERS OF VOICE FACULTY OF THE MUSIC CENTER OF THE NORTH SHORE with pianist Elaine Felder. Sunday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Center of the North Shore, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC Kurt Masur, conductor (Beethoven, Shostakovich). Wednesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NEWBERRY CONSORT with lutenist Raphael Mizrachi in a program of 15th-Century music (Dufay, Binchois, Busnois, Cordiez, and others). Friday, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Saturday, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sunday, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 711 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT features music of Bernd Alois Zimmerman, Iannis Xenakis, Hanns Eisler, Hans Zender, Heinz Hollinger, and Gerhard Stäbler. Next Saturday, January 16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 708-491-5441.

TESS REMY-SCHUMACHER AND GILYA HODOS cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

GERARDO RIBEIRO, STEPHEN BALDERSTON, AND URSULA OPPENS violin, cello, and piano (Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Ravel). Next Friday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with clarinetist William Edward Ortega (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven). Sunday, 3 PM, Zion Lutheran Church, Second and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SAMARIS TRIO with clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom (Turina, Mendelssohn, Suk, Bartok). Sunday, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

STARBUCKS COFFEE 5300 N. Clark: Saturday and next Saturday, January 16, 8-10 PM, guitarist Jennifer Trowbridge (Turina, Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Mompou, and others). 773-334-3214.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Kenneth Friedman conducts a family concert featuring the Oak Park-River Forest Children's Chorus (Bach, Sibelius, Dvorak). Next Sunday, January 17, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

MARK VALENTI piano (Chopin, Milhaud, Bartok, and others). Next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

STEVEN VAZQUEZ guitar (Turina, Lauro, Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Vazquez, and others). Friday, 7:30 PM, Trowbridge Guitar Studio, 1748 W. Balmoral. 773-334-3214.

MAXIM VENGEROV, YO-YO MA, AND DANIEL BARENBOIM violin, cello, and piano (Schubert, Tchaikovsky). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

VERMEER QUARTET with cellist Marc Johnson and pianist Andrea Swan (Mendelssohn, Schumann). Next Sunday, January 17, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 708-491-5441.

YALE GLEE CLUB David Connell, conductor (Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and others). Friday, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729 or 312-787-4570.

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CAPRICCIO Sunday, 2:15 PM, auditorium, Thornhill Education Center, Morton Arboretum, Rte. 53 north of I-88, Lisle. 630-719-2465.

CONTINENTAL DRIFT Live radio broadcast features Russian musicians (free admission). Next Friday, January 15, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Siamai Kemokai & friends; 11 PM, DJ Malique. Saturdays, 8 PM, Ahadu; 11 PM, DJ spins world beat. 773-929-8300.

GAIA Free in-store children's concert. Saturday, noon, Noodle Kidoodle, 1001 W. 75th. 888-889-2408.

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS Free in-store performances. Next Friday, January 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-4313. Next Sunday, January 17, 3 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 65 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

GENNY'S DAD Free in-store children's concert. Next Saturday, January 16, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

GOLDEN OX 1578 N. Clybourn: Restaurant. Saturdays, 6-10 PM, roaming zither player Ruth Valentino. 312-664-0780.

GUSTO RISTORANTE ITALIANO 1470 Waukegan, Glenview: Thursdays, 7 PM, Tum Balalaika Klezmer Band. 847-729-5444.

JULIE KOIDIN, JEFFREY KUST, EMILY LEWIS MANTELL & HEITOR GARCIA See Spot Check; free concert. Thursday, January 14, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

LIVITY NYAHBINGHI CHOIR Free in-store performance by the rastafarian choir. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, flamenco music with Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. 773-227-2277.

MEN'S GLEE CLUB OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY Friday, 8 PM, Church of Our Saviour, 530 W. Fullerton. 773-549-3832 or 312-915-4634.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant. Tuesdays, 8 PM, musicians accompany the "Curiously Strong Machine Gun Haiku Slam" hosted by Noam Paco-Gaster; music open mike follows at 9 PM. 773-743-5955.

BABA TYEHIMBA MTU Free percussion concert. Wednesday, noon, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

NEW TRADITION CHORUS, MELODEERS CHORUS, FRED, PRIME CUT, DORAN McTAGGART Barbershop harmony concert. Next Saturday, January 16, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 888-764-6160.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Darin Vongvinijsorn performs Thai classical music. 773-935-6433.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, and Sundays, 5 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 773-736-4982.

SHINE CHORUS AND BAND performs at a religious service. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main, Wheaton. 630-668-3100.

SKADARLIJA 4024 N. Kedzie: Restaurant featuring eastern European music. Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 PM, Skadarlija Ensemble. 773-463-5600.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Friday and Wednesday, Studio Steppin'. Tuesday, Mark Fechner Jazz Experience. Thursday, St, Ignatius College Preperatory School Concert Band. Next Friday, January 15, Orchesis Dancers. 312-346-3278.

WINDY CITY SLICKERS, BROADWAY REVIEW Benefit concert for Broadway United Methodist Church pastor Gregory Dell. Sunday, 3 PM, Euclid Avenue Methodist Church, 405 S. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-848-7360.

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