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Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, including a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail to musiclistings@chicagoreader.com.

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, dance music and electronica, funk,

reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

MARC ANTHONY Thursday, February 17, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

AUTONOMOUS ZONE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION DJs spin dusties & oldies (preceded by a video presentation and lecture on Curtis Mayfield). Next Saturday, February 19, 7 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019 or 312-322-1761.

JANET BEAN, ANNA FERMIN, KELLY HOGAN, SALLY TIMMS Wednesday, 6 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

REGINA BELLE, JEFFREY OSBORNE Friday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY BEMBEN'S BIG BAND ORCHESTRA performs at a dinner dance and auction for the Elgin Choral Union. Saturday, 9:30 PM (preceded by dinner at 6 PM), Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Elgin. 847-697-1000, ext. 7225.

BUMPUS, BARRY WINOGRAD TRIO perform at the Beverly Area Planning Association Snowflake Ball. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Evergreen Plaza, 9500 S. Western. 773-233-3100.

CHER, LOU BEGA See Spot Check. Friday, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

RALPH COVERT, ROB NEWHOUSE & JEFF VEZAIN Free concert. Next Friday, February 18, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CREEPY D Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free performance. Friday, 8 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DENNIS DEYOUNG accompanied by a symphony orchestra and rock band; see Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

DJ B-NOYZ, SURREAL SUNIL, DJs BANTI & ALADDIN Benefit for the Heartland Institute. Friday, 9 PM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-726-7500.

DREAM THEATER, DIXIE DREGS, STAR PEOPLE See Spot Check. Sunday, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ECLYPSE, RAQUEL LIST, SLAUGHTER HILL, LIGHTHOUSE, RAINWATER at a benefit for college radio station WCLC. Next Friday, February 18, 6:30 PM, C-wing auditorium, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-356-6370.

ENGLISH SOFTHEARTS Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

EVEN SH'SIYAH Next Sunday, February 20, 1 PM, Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee, Northbrook. 847-205-9982.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Next Saturday, February 19, 4 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500. Next Sunday, February 20, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

RON HAWKING Frank Sinatra tribute concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

CAST MEMBERS OF HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH Free in-store musical performance. Next Saturday, February 19, 2 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1441 Webster. 773-871-3610.

ISLEY BROTHERS, MINT CONDITION Saturday, 7:30 and 11:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

JELLYEYE Percussion ensemble. Next Sunday, February 20, 7 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

JACK JONES Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

K-CI & JOJO, GINUWINE, DONELL JONES, IDEAL Next Saturday, February 19, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

MARINA Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

RICHARD MARX Saturday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID MEAD Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, February 19, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

ALICE PEACOCK Free in-store performance. Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

RENE Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA Big band dance. Next Sunday, February 20, 1:30 PM, Building K, College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

SMASHMOUTH, LUSCIOUS JACKSON Next Sunday, February 20, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

SPYRO GYRA Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

STRIKE UP THE BAND Concert performances of the Gershwin musical. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2395 or 312-902-1500.

NANCY WALKER, SUSAN McCLELLAND, JENNY McCARTHY, BARB SILVERMAN, JILL DAWSON, JOY EDEN-HARRISON Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-632-9333 or 847-640-1000.

WEASEL WALTER, TAMARA WASSERMAN, GENTLEMAN JOHN BATTLES Next Saturday, February 19, 9:30 PM, Underworld Used Books, 1331 N. Ashland. 773-395-8454.

RALPH WILDER BAND performs in a concert called "From Rag to Rap," featuring songs from American popular music from the turn of the century to the present. Thursday, February 17, 10:30 AM, Promontory Point Park, 5491-93 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-6620.

YESTERDAY: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES with Davey Justice, Don Bellezo, Monte Mann & Dick Cunico. Saturday, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Next Friday, February 18, Printers Rogue, Flapjacks, Gertrude. Next Saturday, February 19, John McEuen. 773-478-4408.

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 spins in the loft. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: Saturday, DJs spin on two levels. 773-862-9389.

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, DJ Pulz-8, Drew Young, DJ Love Bone. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, 4 Fantasticos. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. Next Friday, February 18, DJ Chris Gin, DJ Baton, DJ Love Bone. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Spies Who Surf, Polkaholiks. Saturday, Thee Hallowteens, 8 Ball Grifter, Psychonauts, Cult of the Psychic Fetus. Sunday, 8 PM, Liquid Fire, Leah Galyean Band. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesday, Juniper, Magnesium. Wednesdays, Atomic Zombies & friends. Thursday, Ron LaFleur, Little Man. Next Friday, February 18, Lush Tones, Mr. Rudy Day, Lauren Brombert Band. Next Saturday, February 19, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Snake Oil, Ego. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Saturdays after 5 PM and Sundays and Mondays after 8 PM. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, Collision. Mondays, DJs John Almonte & Jen spin metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, Frantic Flattops. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Echosend, Gertrude, Sofia Ramona. Saturday, Salome. Mondays, open mike. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Poolside & Gamewarden. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Bass by the Pound DJs Glyde, Game Warden, Flipside, Kee & Poolside. Thursdays, Collette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Edgar Marroquin & Diablo spin Latin pop. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesdays DJs spin. Next Saturday, February 19, Spot. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Arbor Avenue Station. Saturday, Phytt, Grain. Next Friday, February 18, Mel. Next Saturday, February 19, Rust, Imagination Playground. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Azure Bloom. Next Friday, February 18, 80s Enough. Next Saturday, February 19, Umphrey's McGee. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8:30 PM, music and spoken word followed by an open mike. 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro music. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

BUZZ CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Music at 7 PM. Friday, Gimp Roberts Band. Saturday, Mary Ralph. Next Friday, February 18, Subside, Add, Malicious Melvin. Next Saturday, February 19, Stalemate, Bastards, Threek. 708-524-2899

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Thursdays after 9 PM. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide. Next Saturday, February 19, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CHAMP'S ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Music after 10 PM. Friday, I Decline, Fish Whistle. 708-499-4140.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, DJ Frank Orall & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. 312-266-1200.

CLUB CHAMELEON Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. DJs spin 8-10 PM Fridays, 6:30 PM-2 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 888-436-7737.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thursday, February 17, DJs Ben & Aret. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MACANUDO 60 E. Walton: Saturdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Darcy Marie with pianist David Rice. 312-642-4200.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 773-477-1420.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Reggae midnight to 4 AM Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, DJ Romonski Luv. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. 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: Friday, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, February 18, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Next Saturday, February 19, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe, Blue Nova. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin 70s music. Saturday, Bumpus. 847-541-4700.

DANIELA'S RISTORANTE & PUB 7510 Randolph, Forest Park: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 708-366-3804.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room nightly. Friday through Monday, Tommy Femia performs as Judy Garland. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, 8 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, February 20, 7 PM, Lisa Menninger. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Eli Sabbagh. Monday, DJ Chris Jern spins punk. Tuesday, DJs Julie & Mark. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. 773-267-0090.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fridays through Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. Tuesday, "Jimmy Buffet night." 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (see Critic's Choice), MVP, DJ Hello Kitty. Saturday, 10 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (see Critic's Choice), J. Davis Trio, DJ Sativa. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Matt Tuite spins a "southern set" downstairs in the Dirt Room. Wednesday, 9 PM, Colonel Stem (see Spot Check), Foot, Lucious War Baby. Thursday, 9 PM, Wicker Man, Blank Theory, Shovelhead. Next Friday, February 18, 10 PM, Extravery, Plastics Hi-Fi, Peter Searcy, Forty Piece Choir. Next Saturday, February 19, 10 PM, Tonic. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Derrick Kyles, Kurt Stephens & FLX. Sundays, DJ Mustafa Rocks. Thursday, DJs Derrick Carter & Lego, Dave Gandy. 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Garbo Swag. Saturday, Charging Hoses. Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, February 18, Insomnia. Next Saturday, February 19, Alex & the All-Stars. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Then Again, Paul Allodi & Kat Parsons. Saturday, Harmony Riley, Blue Marvin, Bart Alonzo. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursday, Tim Mahoney & the Meenies. Next Friday, February 18, Rubber, Jim Henning. Next Saturday, February 19, New Duncan Imperials, Extravery, Plush Cargo. 847-358-9150.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Oh My God, Gel, Flinch. Saturday, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Idris Muhammad (see Critic's Choice), Chris Foreman & George Freeman, Red Elephant. Sunday, Sumo. Monday, Whimsical, Dan Darrah. Tuesday, Oucho Sparks, Xin, Chapter F. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Baddigo. Thursday, Bumpus. Next Friday, February 18, Wombats, U.R.T., Great Apes. Next Saturday, February 19, Mabel Mabel, Deja Voodoo, Alice Peacock, Cameron McGill. Next Sunday, February 20, Sumo, the Dog & Everything. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Five Style, Eternals, Abilene. Saturday, 90 Day Men, Crooked Fingers (see Critic's Choice), Empire State. Sunday, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin

.....with Izade & Silicon. Monday, 9:30 PM, Men's Group, Supper Bell Roundup, Stereo Sedative. Thursday, Ko-Wreck Technique with DJ Craze (see Critic's Choice), Push Button Objects (see Critic's Choice), Richard Devine, Haviken Hayes, Josh Werner. Next Friday, February 18, Ui, Lonesome Organist, Euphone. Next Saturday, February 19, Kim Cascone, Taylor Deupree. Next Sunday, February 20, "Friktion" DJs spin. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

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. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sundays, Dub Dis (no cover). 773-348-3998.

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

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

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Soma DJs Lovebone & Dan Fijolek spin trance music. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 7 PM, Notaword, the Anniversary, Naginata, Creature Comforts, La Mantra de Fhiqria. Saturday, 5 PM, Bump'n Uglies, Off Yourself, Hot Lips Messiah, Ninjas, Scapegoat; 9 PM, Sidekick Kato, Ghosts & Vodka, Hertzsprung Gap; midnight, Art Loinz & the Wett Dixx (no cover). Sunday, 5 PM, Winepress, Repellants, Arrivals, Gels. Tuesday, 8 PM, Panoply Academy of Legionaires, Acorn, Dave Fischoff, the Love of Everything. Wednesday, 8 PM, Adrift, Static Films, Defied. Thursday, 7 PM, Submachine, the Booked, Pronounced Dead. Next Friday, February 18, 7 PM, Alkaline Trio, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Stereo, Kidsnack. Next Saturday, February 19, 5 PM, Alkaline Trio, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Selby Tigers, Ultimate Fakebook; 9 PM, the Bomb, Tarts, Wet Look. Next Sunday, February 20, 6 PM, Turmoil, Himsa, Haste, Suicide Note. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Riptones, Old #8, Saps. Thursday, 9 PM, Blue Mountain, Mount Pilot. Next Friday, February 18, 9:30 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Next Saturday, February 19, 10 PM, Anders Osborne. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, DJs spin dance music upstairs in the loft. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, G.B. Leighton. Next Friday, February 18, Tim Mahoney. Next Saturday, February 19, American English (Beatles tribute band). 630-416-4898.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 750 Pounds of Mickey & friends. Saturday, Ostb, Red Wigglers, Painscale, 50 Grid. Next Friday, February 18, Bible of the Devil, Viza Noir, Strange Attracter. Next Saturday, February 19, Creepy D. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Jerry Sprague. Thursdays, Matt & Bill. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Dwight McBride & Chuck Larkin. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Kristen Freilich; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Pam Fox & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Ben Holbrook & Russ Long. Next Friday, February 18, 7:30 PM, Kara Delay & Dan Stetzel. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, VJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

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.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM until 4 AM. 312-587-8469.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesdays, Roots, Stems & Branches. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, J for Jules, Whiskey Kitchen. Saturday, Big Daddy Roaches, Heavy Water. Thursday, Justin Planasch Group, Mighty Joe. Next Friday, February 18, Soul Fix, Framing Amy. Next Saturday, February 19, Big Hello, the Shots. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Dick Prall Band. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Plugged (in the Red Line Tap). Sunday, 7 PM, benefit for WLUW with Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Brother El. Tuesday, 9 PM, Allette Brooks, Joni Lawrence. Thursday, 9 PM, Band Ensemble. Next Friday, February 18, 10:30 PM, Jolie Rickman, Fuzzy Comets. Next Saturday, February 19, 10:30 PM, Guilty. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Keith Ware. Saturday, Matt Warren, Maurice Joshua. Wednesdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, Jim Belanger. 312-236-4355.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Andrew Frakker. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Joey Edwin. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Kennett Brothers, Jay Bennett, Noah John. Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for Sara Bortt with Paulina Hollers, Ground Speed, Country Melvins, Cole Rain, Moonshine Willy. Sunday, 8 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee (see Folk & Country). Thursday, 9:30 PM, "Honkytonk Living Room" with Kelly Kessler, Cow Lily, Chris Mills. Next Friday, February 18, 9 PM, Mary Janes, J-200, Crooked County. Next Saturday, February 19, 9:30 PM, Rex & the Hobart Boys, Bleary, Red Star Belgrade. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Maryanne & the Professors. Saturday, Gowhead. Next Friday, February 18, NVS, Lava. Next Saturday, February 19, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Caesare spins "easy listening sounds," bossa nova, and international pop music. 773-486-0686.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Saturday, 10 PM, Ms. Calypso Rose with Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, and DJ Myke Wade. Next Saturday, February 19, 10 PM, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 7:30 PM, chamber ensemble Fulcrum Point performs "Rock 'n' Roll Is Here to Stay," followed by a dance party. 312-362-9707.

THE HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2086.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Harmony Riley, Strain Busy Sky, Angry Salad. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Jazz Mandolin Project, Blueground Undergrass. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Soul Brains: A Bad Brains Reunion, Fitz of Depression. Monday, 6:30 PM, Cannibal Corpse, God Dethroned, Diabolic. Tuesday, Jaguares, Sourball. Thursday, 7 PM, Toasters, Mephiskapheles, Hot Stove Jimmy, DJ Chuck Wren. Next Friday, February 18, 7:30 PM, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. Next Sunday, February 20, Karma to Burn, Shovel Head, Mustache. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUDSON'S ICE CREAM EMPORIUM 18 N. Catherine, LaGrange: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 PM, DJs spin swing. 708-352-1937.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. Mondays, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph, Jonathan Menchin. Wednesdays, 5-9 PM, Bobby Harrison. 312-640-0999.

INTA'S 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJs spin R&B and hip-hop. 312-829-7503.

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

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Music after 8 PM. DJs spin rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. 773-327-4646.

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, Afrodisiacs. Saturday, Generations, Common Ground. Wednesday, Maggie's Weed. Thursday, G.B. Leighton. Next Friday, February 18, Underwater People, Cool Factor Crusade. Next Saturday, February 19, Underwater People, Dogs Undecided. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Friday, February 18, Duck Soup. 630-752-2000.

JOOK JOINT 749 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Butta. 708-862-4291 or 708-862-4284.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. 773-477-3330.

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Saturdays through Thursdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Sundays, "Garbage Sundays" with DJ Redneck Ed spinning garage, punk, country & blues. Wednesdays, DJ Uncle Doughnutz. 773-665-7557.

KARMA 318 W. Grand: DJs spin dance music after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Saturday, Dave Clarke, Misstress Barbara. Thursday, Danny Rampling, Mark Picchiotti. Next Saturday, February 19, Dave Ralph, Chad Sommers, Chris Walsh. 312-321-1331.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, Something for Joey. Next Friday, February 18, Trippin' Billies. Next Saturday, February 19, Nadas. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM, Saturdays until 5 AM. DJ Teddy spins Thursdays and Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sunday, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs Brian & Lynn spin punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. Thursday, Brockout! DJs spin jungle & drum 'n' bass. Next Sunday, February 20, Machine Gun Etiquette DJ Barry Henssler spins punk and glam. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, February 19, Torturing Elvis. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesday, Plan 9. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Friday, 8:30 PM, Nick Gonzalez & Co. 708-388-6755.

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

LIQUID SEX 221 W. Van Buren: After-hours restaurant: DJs Jamal Moss & Aura spin 3 AM-9 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-381-5940.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Tuesdays, open mike. 708-447-9874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Not the Joneses, Urban Rain. Saturday, Big Guitars From Memphis, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Wednesday, "Pop Wednesday" hosted by Phil Angotti. Thursdays, Jan James. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Friday, Bob Sinclair, DJ Chriss the French Kiss, DJ Yellow, Salome de Bahia. Saturday, Josh Warner, Mel Hammond, Dayhota. Sundays, DJ Brian G., Jevon & Frique. Monday, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guests Off Whyte & DJ Norm. Tuesday, Melik, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, February 19, Heather, Mel Hammond, Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 5 PM on Sundays. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 7 PM Fridays, 5 PM Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays, and 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists play after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Thursday, February 17, Chicago Rose. 847-952-8755.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Mistechs. Saturday, Special Purpose. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin & Funktion. Next Saturday, February 19, After Grace. 773-327-2739.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Thursday, February 17, 8-10 PM, "quiet percussion" drum circle hosted by Rhythm Revolution. 773-506-4393, ext. 3.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, James McMurtry, Deanna Varagona Trio. Saturday, Jeff Freling, Todd Harold Band. Monday, 8 PM, Lowen & Navarro, Anne McCue. Tuesday, Arthur Lee, Cats Under the Stars. Wednesday, Underbelly, Kickstand. Thursday, Sucker. Next Friday, February 18, Brad Peterson & Peat Moss, Sugarfoot. Next Saturday, February 19, Zen Tricksters. 773-404-9494.

MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub with DJs spinning nightly after 5 PM. 312-427-1774.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, No Use for a Name, Mad Caddies, Consumed. Saturday, 7 PM, Morrissey. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Land of the El Caminos, Muchacha, Prescriptions, Woolworthy. Thursday, 7 PM, Suicide Machines (see Spot Check), Social Scare, Story So Far. Next Friday, February 18, 9 PM, Joey Beltram, DJ Funk, Paul Anthony, Terri Bristol, Nosmo, Danny the Wild Child. Next Saturday, February 19, 6:30 PM, Ethyline, Swinging Love Hammers, Caviar, Marathon Man. Next Sunday, February 20, 6:30 PM, Machine Head, Reveille, Primer 55. 773-549-0203.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, February 20, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

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. Friday, Dragonfly, Elephant's Best Friend. Sunday, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesdays, Kat Parsons. Thursday, Dick Prall Band, Saps. Next Friday, February 18, A New January, Project 44, Emeralde, DJ Alex Zander. Next Saturday, February 19, DJs spin Latin pop. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Fridays, DJs 3D, Colette, Vic Lavender & Paul Norman. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Brian Reaves. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Waxy & Spinmistress Batty. 773-486-7774.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Dave Roberts spins until 4 AM. 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. Next Friday, February 18, 9:30 PM, Zelienople. Next Saturday, February 19, 9:30 PM, Midwest Electronic Music Ensemble. 773-728-5010.

NICK'S FISHMARKET 10275 W. Higgins, Rosemont: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Pearl Street Band. 847-298-8200.

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

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music after 10 PM; no cover Thursdays. Friday, Jocelyn Weed. Saturday, Trial By Z. Next Friday, February 18, Loose Screws. Next Saturday, February 19, Seventh Heaven. 847-885-7030.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Next Saturday, February 19, 8:30 PM, "Beach Blizzard 2000" with Common Ground, Louis & Scharpf (benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and other children's charities). 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9:30 PM, Nubile Thangs, the Gruv. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quartet & friends, Pelvic Delta, Kick the Cat, DJ TS Soundz. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF, 33-1/3. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, February 18, 9:30 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Hairy Apes BMX, Malachy Papers. Next Saturday, February 19, 9:30 PM, Homunculus, Left Undone. 773-489-0011.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

PAPAGALLO'S RISTORANTE 246 Green Bay, Highwood: Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Eric "Pianoman" Stang. 847-432-6663.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Stock Boy. Saturday, Creepy D. Sunday, Loner. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wednesday, Michelle Thomas Quartet. Thursday, John Shepski, Chuck Cox, Pat Dunn. Next Friday, February 18, Crackpot. Next Saturday, February 19, Co-Pilot Jones, #1 Son. 773-486-9862.

PLANETA MEXICO 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-489-0600.

PLUSH 2242 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 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. Next Sunday, February 20, 9 PM, Libido Funk Circus. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Miasma (no cover). 312-633-0828.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Starr 69. 773-276-9730.

RACHEL'S CAFE & GIFT 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths. 847-310-9678.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 AM on Saturdays. Fridays, DJ David Britton & Lil' John. Saturdays, Lego & Lil' John, JoJo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant & Lego, DJ Keith Ware. 773-278-1009.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music after 8:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and after 8 PM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, Troy Neihardt, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin, Tom Linsk. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, Cajmere, DJs Erick, Bear & Collette. Saturdays, DJs Frique & Majid. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs Meza & Xavier Temple spin "high energy dance music" 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-738-9971.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays and Tuesdays. 312-440-0535.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mix Band. Thursdays, Timmy D. 773-775-7525.

RUBY SLIPPER 1161 N. Dearborn: DJs spin until 4 AM Fridays through Thursdays and Sundays and until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, Handsome Family, Nora O'Connor Band. Saturday, 10 PM, Casolando, Colin Bunn y Sus Hombres Perdidos. Sunday, 8 PM, Hamell on Trial. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 9 PM, Mark Tatara (see Spot Check), Rebecca Francescatti, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Thursday, 9 PM, Matt Wilson Duo, Frisbie, Hang Ups. Next Friday, February 18, 10 PM, Charles Kim's Sinister Luck Ensemble. Next Saturday, February 19, 10:30 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardaways, Joy Poppers. 773-525-2508.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Rico! 847-566-7000.

SHARK BAR 212 N. Canal: Music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Saturdays, Will & friends. 312-559-9057.

SIDELINES GRILL 2843 N. Halsted: DJs spin after all football games and Friday and Saturday nights. 773-528-8438.

SINIBAR 464 N. Halsted: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Alejan. 312-226-6092.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Next Friday, February 18, 10 PM, Frizzy Lid. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abelorious spin deep Latin grooves. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Friday, February 18, Darrell Woodson. Next Saturday, February 19, Miles Maeda, Oscar MacMillan. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Chia. 773-889-0601.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, 9 PM-1AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJs Special Agent Webb & Steven Farias. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. 312-587-7657.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, "Band to Band Combat" with Swinging Love Hammers and Mesh. Saturday, Rusk, Waystation. Monday, DJ Danny Miller. Next Friday, February 18, Fat Time, the Gruv. Next Saturday, February 19, Sister Child Bello. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: Saturday, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs Jay Biz & Mass Transit. Sundays, Twisted Bliss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Spreaders, Rock Star Club, Hallow Point. Saturday, Penance, Johnny Vomit, Dead Steel Mill, Urban Idols. Next Friday, February 18, New Rob Robbies, Tanger, Areaman. Next Saturday, February 19, Special Purpose, Pinch, Starr 69. 773-472-6900.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Music at 8 PM; no cover on Fridays. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays, 8 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

TRADER TODD'S ADVENTURE BAR 1157 N. Dearborn: DJ Riojet spins disco after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays (upstairs). 312-943-3944.

TUTTO TAPAS 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Polk Group. 708-771-3063.

TWO RIVERS SPORTS 370 N. Naperville, Bolingbrook: Next Saturday, February 19, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones cover band). 630-759-2677.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Tuesdays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music. Wednesdays, DJs Red Lox & Stallion Luv with DJ Blade spin reggae. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa & merengue (with free dance lessons at 9 PM with Manny Lopez). 847-233-9091.

ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR & GRILL 9 W. Division: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly. 312-654-0000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Friday, 9 PM, Life in the Garden. Saturday, 8 PM, Mel, Chris Berry, John Sabal. Sunday, 7 PM, Joy Truskowski, Stephanie Fletcher, Kenny Dread. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Jonathan Rundman. Thursday, 8 PM, Tommy Zender, Matt Tiegler. Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Sheila Nicholls, Kat Eggleston. Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Gracenote, Jon Rodgers & Daniel's Crossing. Next Sunday, February 20, 7 PM, Nate Houge, Flatlands, Echosend. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays. Tuesdays, open jam with Anthony & Stevie D. 773-281-8188.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna spins "progressive house and underground Euro." Sundays, DJs Tone B Nimble, Spin, and Joe Glover. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Lightning & Thunder. Saturday, Rubber. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, February 18, Fruit for Eve, Blue Marvin. Next Saturday, February 19, Go Tom. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chocolate Covered Karma. Saturday, Rico! Next Friday, February 18, Reason Four. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, James Bond Goes Surfing, Yvonne Doll. Saturday, Hacks. Next Friday, February 18, Tumbleweed. Next Saturday, February 19, Over Easy. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Shayar, Krooshal Force. Saturday, Gizzae, One Blood. Sunday, Culture. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thursday, Gypsy Fari. Next Friday, February 18, Ark Band. Next Saturday, February 19, Boom Shaka, Carl Brown. Next Sunday, February 20, reggae jam with Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Rollover. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Louis & Scharpf. 773-549-4949.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

YVETTE WINTERGARDEN 311 S. Wacker: Fridays, 6 PM, and Saturdays, 6:30 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 with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

JANET BEAN, ANNA FERMIN, KELLY HOGAN, SALLY TIMMS Wednesday, 6 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

SKIP GORMAN & THE VOLO BOGTROTTERS Next Sunday, February 20, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

THE IRISH MUSICIANS, FAST EDDIE BAND, JOHNNY GLEASON & TED HEALY BAND, TRINITY IRISH DANCERS, EMERALD SOCIETY PIPER & DRUMS Benefit for Kevin Dolan. Next Sunday, February 20, 2 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-775-4000 or 773-286-6866.

JIMMY KEANE, BRENDAN McKINNEY & SEAN CLELAND Free concert. Thursday, February 17, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LEO KOTTKE Next Friday, February 18, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

MARTINA McBRIDE, MARK WILLS Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS Free concert. Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut, Western Springs. 708-246-0520.

MUSTARD'S RETREAT, ART LANG & CATHY CIOLAC Next Sunday, February 20, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

MICHAEL SMITH, KEN BURNSTEIN Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Next Saturday, February 19, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

LINDA M. SMITH WITH ROBERT ARENDT & FOTIOS GOLEMIS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595. Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

BILL STAINES Next Saturday, February 19, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

THURSDAY'S CHILD, ART LANG & CATHY CIOLAC, MARK LYONS, HOME BREW, EDEN WINTER, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Next Saturday, February 19, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

TRIAKEL See Critic's Choice. Free in-store performance. Wednesday, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Free admission. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Druha Trava. Saturday, Lindisfarne. Sunday, Paddy Reilly. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage.

Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursdays, Pure Drop Folk Club hosted by Christy Barry. Next Saturday, February 19, 9 PM, John McEuen. Next Sunday, February 20, Irish jam session. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Rico & Heather. Saturday, Brushfire. 847-332-1116.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 7 PM; DJs spin Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Gin Palace Jesters. Sundays, DJ Brian spins country music. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CRITTERS 3757 N. Cicero: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Just Us with Bertie Lee. 773-545-8787.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesday, DJ Stacey spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays with dance lessons after 7:30 PM. 847-593-2200.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Sunday, February 20, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Aiden & Kevin. 773-529-9879.

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

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Live music Wednesday through Sunday nights after 9 PM. Thursdays, Fast Eddie. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Tish Hinojosa. Monday, 9 PM, Mollys. Tuesday, 8 PM, La Raie. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Lunasa. Next Saturday, February 19, 7:30 PM, Chris Smither. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Ed Hall. Next Saturday, February 19, Live Bait. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GALWAY BAY PUB 500 W. Diversey: Fridays, 6-9 PM, Smokin' Shamrocks of County Cook. 773-348-3750.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Friday, Velvet Green. Monday, Serenading Romeos. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Next Friday, February 18, Sullivan Brothers. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Tuesday, 9 PM, Allette Brooks, Joni Lawrence. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for Sara Bortt with Paulina Hollers, Ground Speed, Country Melvins, Cole Rain, Moonshine Willy. Sunday, 8 PM, "Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee" with Stacey Earley, Jim Earley, Kelly Kessler, Lawrence Peters, Ethan Semone, Rob Doren, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor, Steve Duroche, Jim Becker, Ryan Hembry & Jason LaBrosse. Thursday, 9:30 PM, "Honkytonk Living Room" with Kelly Kessler, Cow Lily, Chris Mills. 773-227-4433.

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM Saturdays. Saturday, Bert Cattoni Band. 630-752-2000.

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: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 8 PM, Lowen & Navarro, Anne McCue. 773-404-9494.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-728-6000.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Sunday, February 20, 8 PM, Ned Massey, David Mead. 773-525-2508.

SNUGGERY 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, country line dancing with music by DJ Johnny J. 630-264-9800.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Darwin & Marv. Next Friday, February 18, Peg Lehman. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Sheila Nicholls, Kat Eggleston. 773-929-3680.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Next Friday, February 18, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

DR. GLORIA JACKSON BACON Lecture and performance. Thursday, February 17, 4:30 PM, Room 605, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

RODNEY BROWN & HOT ROD Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Deli Lounge Cafe, student residence hall, University of Illinois at Chicago, 818 S. Wolcott. 312-413-5070.

CHATHAM CHORAL ENSEMBLE under the direction of Charles Heath. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

FAMILY UNITY RALLY with music by Otis Clay, Alvin Willis & the Praise Alive Chorale, and Paul Turner & Creation Ministries; program also features speakers presented by Grandparents Helping Grandparents Inc. Next Sunday, February 20, 6 PM, Light of Liberty Church, 2 W. Washington, Oak Park. 708-957-3019.

INSPIRATIONAL VOICES OF THORNRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Free gospel concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SHIRLEY KING & THE BLUES BOYS Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15 and 11:30 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR and others perform at the 10th annual Gospel Extravaganza. Free admission. Saturday, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033 or 630-617-3343.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, Saint Isidore Church, 1811 Burr Oak, Blue Island. 312-644-2316. Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, St. Denis Catholic Church, 8301 S. Saint Louis. 773-508-4070 or 773-539-4900.

ROBERT SIMS Free in-store performance. Sunday, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Howard & the White Boys. Saturday, Phil Guy. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, February 18, Wayne Baker Brooks. Next Saturday, February 19, Joe Kelley. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chico Banks Band with Patricia Scott. Monday, Doug McDonald Band with Zora Young. Tuesday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

BLUE CHICAGO STORE 534 N. Clark: Saturdays, 8 PM, Gloria Shannon Band. 312-661-1003.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Carlos Johnson. Sunday, Jimmy Burns. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Bisquit's Blues. Wednesday, Liz Mandville-Greeson. Thursday, J.W. Williams. Next Friday, February 18, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Carl Weathersby. Saturday, Otis Rush. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Wednesday, Big Mella & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thursday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Booker Blue Watusis. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Friday, February 18, Billy Kean & Dan Beavers. 773-384-8600.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, John McDonald; 9:30 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Jay Stulo Band. Saturday, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Brother John, Joe Moss. Sunday, 6 PM, Black History month celebration features music by Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesday, Grady Champion. Wednesday, Jimmy Burns. Thursday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Next Friday, February 18, Willie Kent & the Gents, Reverand Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Next Saturday, February 19, Magic Slim, Andy Walo. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-384-2547.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Grady Freeman & the 7th Sons. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Pat Smillie Band. 773-624-3240.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE II 1634 W. 69th: Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, blues open mike with Patricia Scott, Lucky Price, and Floyd Taylor. 773-471-6497.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Anthony Gomes Band. Saturday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Friday, February 18, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Next Saturday, February 19, Willie Kent & the Gents. 630-513-0074.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Professor John Band. 312-836-7870.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Little Smokey Smothers. Saturday, Billy Branch. Sunday, King Corey. Monday, Marty Sammons & the Midnight Street Band. Tuesday, Jay Stulo. Wednesday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-266-2400.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Pathway Blues Band with J.R. "Bootsie" Lee & Ms. Claudette (no cover). 773-685-8083.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Nitecrawlers. Thursday, Kingsnakes. Next Saturday, February 19, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

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

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

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Billy King & Dan Beaver. 773-549-3232.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Phil Guy Band. Next Friday, February 18, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Kax & the Blacklight Experience. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, February 19, 9:30 PM, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. 708-484-3610.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, Joanna Connor Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Long John Hunter, Chicago Playboys, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5-9 PM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Ms. Mandi's R&B Revue. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Keith Scott Band. Next Saturday, February 19, Blues Flash. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Carl Weathersby. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby & Howard Scott with Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Andre Taylor, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Barbara LeShoure. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Saturday, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sundays, jam hosted by Nellie Travis. Wednesday, Lindsey Alexander. Thursday, Zanne Mack Blues Band. Next Friday, February 18, Howard Scott & the World Band. Next Saturday, February 19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-360-1558.

LEATHER LOUNGE 401 E. 69th: Saturdays, 10 PM, Rush Hour Blues Band. 773-651-6763.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Howling Wolf Jr. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, February 18, 8:30 PM, Keith Scott. Next Saturday, February 19, Kingsnakes. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Chicago Catz. Next Saturday, February 19, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Fridays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-821-9165.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Next Saturday, February 19, 9 PM, Brother John & His R&B Revue (no cover). 312-664-1650.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Rock Bottom Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Roy Hytower. Saturday, Street Corner Blue. Wednesday, Chris, Dave & Mack. Next Friday, February 18, Shirley Johnson. Next Saturday, February 19, Jimmy Liban Combo. 815-477-0340.

PRIMO'S 22212 Governors Hwy., Richton Park: Thursday, February 17, 9 PM, open blues jam hosted by Billy King. 708-748-5560.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Mike Kranicke & the Voodoo Kings. 773-276-9730.

RED'S LOUNGE 3479 S. Archer: No cover. Live music after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open blues jam. 773-376-0517.

RIVERVIEW 4018 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Friday, Blue Groove. Next Friday, February 18, open blues jam with Gallon. 773-463-4729.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Aaron Moore (see Critic's Choice) with Willie Smith, Bob Stroger & James Wheeler. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Craig Kenning & Steve Arvey. Tuesday, Rodney Brown. Thursday, Paula. Next Sunday, February 20, Dave Mathis & Brian Perry. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Saturday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, February 18, Studebaker John. Next Saturday, February 19, Big Guitars From Memphis. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Saturday, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday, February 18, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Saturday, February 19, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thursday, February 17, 4:30 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots (no cover). 312-441-9334.

STARLITE 605 S. Pulaski: Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-826-5676.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Brothers K Band. 773-472-4405.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 9 PM, Willie D. & the All-Stars. 773-533-9208.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. 773-728-3114.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Next Friday, February 18, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Thursday, February 17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BLUE SKIES Next Sunday, February 20, 4 and 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

BUMPUS, BARRY WINOGRAD TRIO perform at the Beverly Area Planning Association Snowflake Ball. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Evergreen Plaza, 9500 S. Western. 773-233-3100.

KELAN PHIL COHRAN and others in a program called "Metamorphosis: Origins of Jazz." Saturday, 7:30 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0595.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE perform at a reception for artist Marion Hayes; free admission. Wednesday, 4 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7696.

FLIPPOMUSIC GLOBALJAZZ Free in-store performance. Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. 

STEVE HASHIMOTO TRIO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

REDD HOLT Sunday, 2 PM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

JAZZ UNITES CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE Tribute to Marian Anderson. Sunday, 3 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7509 S. South Shore Dr. 773-747-2623.

JAZZ UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA Big Band/Big Dance concert; free admission. Friday, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake. 312-747-1430.

DENISE LA GRASSA performs in "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs: A Jazztheatre Jam of Streetwise Satirical Jive." Fridays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Center Theater, 1346 W. Devon. 773-508-5422.

MERCHANTS & CO. BIG BAND Next Sunday, February 20, 4-9 PM, Saint Elizabeth's Hall, 50 E. 41st. 773-268-1518.

STEVE MILLION TRIO Free concert. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE & JAZZ LAB BAND under the direction of Don Owens and Timothy Robblee. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FRANK PORTOLESE QUARTET Sunday, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Friday, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thursday, February 17, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

SIGNAL TO NOISE UNIT accompany experimental films as part of Chicago Ear and Eye Control. Friday, 8 PM, Ferguson Hall, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

SUE--OS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

UMOJA CELEBRATION features choir performances and musical tributes to Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., and Curtis Mayfield, as well as an African marketplace. Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1400 S. Sacramento. 312-747-2623.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles 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 Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Brass Blend with John Young, John Bany, Martin Bany, George Bean & Tom Garling. Thursday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, February 18, noon, Franz Jackson, Ric Bendel, Rob Amster, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, February 19, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Dave Gordon Quintet. 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.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday through Monday and Thursday through next Sunday, February 20, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Friday, February 18, vocalist Harvey Dershin. 847-332-1116.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

BERNICE'S TWILIGHT ZONE RESTAURANT 2914 E. 79th: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz jam session with Crosswind. 773-374-6446.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with Ted Hogarth, Darren Scorza, Neil Alger, and Alex Bednarke. 773-784-8755.

BILOXI GRILL 313 Liberty, Wauconda: Thursdays, 7 PM, Jazz du Jour (no cover). 847-526-2420.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, City Lights Express. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, 1800 Jazz Trio. Saturdays, David Young Quartet. Thursdays, Lloyd Quartet. 847-492-3450.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Bob Carter Quartet with Ron Cooper (no cover). 773-525-8989.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fridays, 7:30-10:30 PM, and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Rob Zettl & Chris Clemente. 773-327-0303.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, February 17, Steve Ramsdell Duo. 630-942-9463.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Bruce Mak, Tim Keenan & Dave Kemper. 847-864-1868.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Thursdays, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, pianist Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elijah Levi Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & John Paul. Next Friday, February 18, 5:30 PM, April Aloisio Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Milt Trenier Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sunday, 6 PM, Richard Gersten. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays and Thursday, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Next Friday, February 18, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Next Sunday, February 20, 5 PM, Greg Fishman & Nick Tountas Duo. 847-647-8282.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 630-469-1080.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler. 312-341-9787.

DAKOTA'S 8926 S. Stoney Island: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, master class with Sonny Seals. 773-374-8883.

DELEECE 4004 N. Southport: Mondays, 6:30 PM, Diane Delin/Greg Pasenko Trio. 773-325-1710.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Saturday, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Idris Muhammad (see Critic's Choice), Chris Foreman & George Freeman, Red Elephant. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Irene Schweizer (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Sundays, Bopzilla. Wednesdays, Jazz Hippies Power Trio. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Paul Arthur Trio. Next Saturday, February 19, Morpheus. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Joe Hurt Duo. Next Saturday, February 19, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Sunday, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Big Band. Next Sunday, February 20, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Jack D'Amico. 630-620-1500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Three Cent Stomp (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, 9 PM, Martin Bany. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Jazz Temple Quartet with Beau Barry & R.J. Temple. 773-489-5471.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland: Restaurant and sports bar. Wednesdays, Cote & Co. 708-385-3100.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Next Sunday, February 20, 2 PM, Red Rose Ragtime Jazz Band. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Barbara LeShoure with Herb Walker, Vince Willis, Joe Thomas & Toby Williams. Sunday, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter's Real Swing Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Next Saturday, February 19, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Next Sunday, February 20, 8 PM, Cecile Savage Trio (no cover). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Ellington Dynasty; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Brad Goode Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, February 18, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Next Saturday, February 19, Don Bennett Quintet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Next Sunday, February 20, 8 PM, Steve Schneck Quartet. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 9 PM, Dee Alexander. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Ed Wilkerson/Nikki Mitchell Quartet. Wednesday, 8 PM, John Butcher & Gerry Hemingway (see Critic's Choice). Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, pianist Reginald Robinson; 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Next Saturday, February 19, 9 PM, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Lisa Taylor. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

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

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, Benny Golson Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Monday, 8 and 10 PM, Jackie Allen Quintet. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble Big Band. Thursday through next Sunday, February 20, Larry Coryell Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM- 3 PM, Katherine Davis; 6 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHNNY D'S 616 Golf, Schaumburg: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Bob Long. 847-519-9161.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Thursdays, 7 PM, Lady Edwina Jackson with percussionist Phil Thomas and organist E.C. Brown. 773-493-3477.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ Riley Wimes spins swing. Thursday, 7:30 PM, "jitterbug stroll" dance lessons; 8:30 PM, swing dance lessons. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Friday, 9:30 PM, Peter Andreadis, Herb Rieth. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesday, Two For Brasil. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Saturdays and Sundays, 5-9 PM, and Wednesdays, 6-11 PM, pianist Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

METAMORPHOSIS 13 E. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Music from 1-3 PM Saturdays; no cover. Saturday, Buffalo Grove High School Jazz Combo. Next Saturday, February 19, guitarist Craig Linenberger. 847-368-9100.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 312-565-7444.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Phil Mosberg Quartet. Saturday, Kyle Bruckman & friends. Next Sunday, February 20, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg with Dave McDonald & Griffin Rodriguez. 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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quartet & friends, Pelvic Delta, Kick the Cat. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. 773-489-0011.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays through Mondays, Bob Freitag. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Mary Clare Baker. 312-787-6604.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Bobby Broom Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, February 18 and 19, Steve Ramsdell Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Randy Herman Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Wallace Burton Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Karl Johnson Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Matt Wilson Trio. 773-486-9862.

PLAZA TAVERN 70 W. Monroe: Fridays, 8 PM, Bradley Williams & His 21st Century Review. Saturdays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Eric Schneider. 312-977-1940.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt. Saturday, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sunday, Nicole Kessler Trio. Monday, 6 PM, John Young Duo; 8:30 PM, Greg Sergo Quartet with Freida Lee. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, February 18, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Next Saturday, February 19, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Next Sunday, February 20, Margie Gibson Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Ken Saydak Trio. Saturday, Scott Stevenson Trio, Ken Saydak Trio. Monday, 7:30 PM, Ken Chaney Quartet. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis Duo. Wednesday, Mark Madsen. Thursday, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, February 18, Ken Chaney Trio. Next Saturday, February 19, Von Freeman Quartet, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sundays, Ron & Kate. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6-8 PM, pianist Dan Merrigan; 8 PM-midnight, Dan Merrigan Duo with vocalist Christy Ogilvie. Sundays, 6 PM, Marc Pompe. Mondays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Tuesdays, 6 PM, Marc Pompe. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. 312-266-0360.

RESTO 22 2210 W. Chicago: Music in the Piano Lounge at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, bassist David Rothstein. Saturdays, pianist & vocalist Kara Kesselring. 773-384-1800.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Dual Frequency. Saturdays, Scott Stenten. Wednesdays, Donny DeMarco Trio with Vince Willis. Thursdays, Quintet Blue. 773-271-9944.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wednesday, 8 PM, Alex de Grassi. Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Brad Shepik & the Commuters. 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Monday, Maralyn Gaza Quartet. 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 Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Fridays, 8 PM, Double Trouble with Maurice Brown & Corey Wilkes. 312-225-4140.

LA STRADA 151 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 PM, Donny DeMarco Duo. 312-565-2200.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Ryan Shultz Trio. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, February 19, Mike Plog Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Geof Bradfield Trio. Tuesday and Wednesday, Eric Allen Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday, February 18, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, February 19, Kevin Kizer Trio. 630-305-0230.

TJ'S RESTAURANT Radisson Lincolnwood Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Fridays, 8 PM, Bruce Mauer Trio. 847-869-7210.

TONIC 661 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. 312-642-8217.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. 630-832-9797.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Mondays, 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Monday, Valentine's Day dinner with music by Goby 6 Ensemble. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Todd Garland's BQ Trio. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 1-4 AM, Mark Madsen. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LB's Machine; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Lynn Hilton. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, David Byrd's Oversoul; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Tim Aubuchon Trio. Saturday, Hamid Drake with tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson & bassist Tatsu Aoki. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, 9 PM, David Boykin's Outet with bassist Josh Abrams, percussionist Chad Taylor, flutist Nicole Mitchell, and vocalist Glenda Baker. Next Friday, February 18, Black Earth Ensemble with flutist Nicole Mitchell, violinist Saviorefalre, bassist Darius Savage, and percussionist Toby Williams. Next Saturday, February 19, R.J. Temple with saxophonist Beau Barry. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, pianist Bruce Oscar. Thursdays, Chuck Masny. 630-232-2201.

international

concerts

AYODELE performs in a west African music program entitled "The Manding Empire Revealed." Friday and next Friday, February 18, 10:15 and 11:30 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, Saint Isidore Church, 1811 Burr Oak, Blue Island. 312-644-2316. Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, St. Denis Catholic Church, 8301 S. Saint Louis. 773-508-4070 or 773-539-4900.

OBESERE/ABASS AKANDE & HIS FUJI PUSKY ORGANIZATION, MAYOR RASHEED AYINDE ADEKUNLE & HIS FUJI MERENGUE INTERNATIONAL Sultan International Promotions "Lovers' Night" concert. Saturday, 7 PM, auditorium, Garfield High School, 220 W. 45th. 312-326-2706 or 773-972-0604.

ELIADES OCHOA Next Saturday, February 19, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

VICTOR PARRA & MAMBO EXPRESS performs as part of "La Peña" Latin music showcase; free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SOUTHERN AFRICA FESTIVAL with South African choral ensemble Thula Sizwe and "tales of nature and magical forces" from Nomusa X. Wednesday, 6 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TRIAKEL See Critic's Choice. Free in-store performance. Wednesday, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N.

Michigan. 312-573-0564. Free admission. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

BETTY XIANG & WEI YANG erhu and pipa, perform with pianists Laura Fenster & Martha Faulhaber as part of the "Worlds Collide" series; free admission. Thursday, February 17, 6:30 PM,

Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Friday, 8 PM, Druha Trava. 773-478-4408.

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz, Lugo Rosado & Papi Chulo spin salsa (with dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-664-6500.

BAJA BEACH CLUB 219 W. Erie: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Bandoleros. Saturday, Bamboleo. 312-915-5986.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Steve Mazurowski. Tuesday, Creste Verde Strings. Thursday, Dan Mostello. Next Saturday, February 19, Jim Perri. 708-848-3434.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Senegalese Kora. Saturdays, 8 PM, Tede. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, February 17, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa & merengue. 312-226-4555.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, Latin & world pro jam with Charambo. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar. Saturday, 10:30 PM, benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Friday, February 18, 7 PM, Haitian dance and drumming ensemble Asakivle; 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Latin dance lessons Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM with DJs on Fridays and live salsa/merengue bands after 11 PM on Saturdays. Saturday, Jesus Enriquez. Next Saturday, February 19, Fuerza y Alma. 773-528-3400.

MANGIA ITALIANO RISTORANTE 4920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Chilean musician Nelson Sosa. 773-205-4354.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Grupo Kaskara. 773-489-0011.

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.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-397-0100.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Sundays, 7 PM, Son del Caribe. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Martin Master Zayas (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 773-509-9332.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 10 PM, Casolando, Colin Bunn y Sus Hombres Perdidos. 773-525-2508.

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

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Kewu, Atu & Dr. Brad. Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

AFFETTI MUSICALI in a free program of Baroque music. Sunday, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts music of Schoenberg. Next Saturday, February 19, 7 PM, Diller Street Theater, 310 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO ARIAS piano (Beethoven, Debussy, Wagner). Sunday, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

MEMBERS OF THE AVALON BRASS (Gabrielli, Ewald, Ewazen, and others). Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

BARTON WORKSHOP in a program of contemporary music (Cage, Feldman, Wolff, Denyer, Hunt, Lucier, Fulkerson, and others). Monday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

BOB BATES organ (Rossini, Offenbach, Sousa, and others). Sunday, 4:30 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, 132 S. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

BRIAN BLASCO AND JEAN DRENDEL in a free organ concert (Bach, Handel, Duparc, and others). Saturday, 3 PM, St. Anthony Church, 407 S. Park, Streator. 888-485-9895.

BOSTON CAMERATA WITH THE SHAKERS OF SABBATHDAY LAKE in a program of Shaker chants and spirituals. See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

VICTORIA BRYANT mezzo-soprano, with pianist Robert Holst in a free "program of French songs based on poems by Paul Verlaine." Wednesday, 3 PM, Ives Recital Hall, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

LAWRENCE CAMPBELL piano (Beethoven, Bach/Liszt, Chopin, Gershwin). Next Friday, February 18, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-4000.

DON CASSADY organ (Handel, Broughton, Kaufmann, and others). Saturday, 4:30 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 Trinity, Streator. 888-485-9895.

CECILIA ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Beethoven, Dvorak). Next Sunday, February 20, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Haydn, Hindemith, Mozart, Reynolds). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Monday, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jay Friedman conducts a free concert (Bach, Dvorak, Hindemith, Vaughan Williams). Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570 or 414-605-0274.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven). Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Faure, Borodin). Next Saturday, February 19, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339 or 773-702-7300.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, David Zinman, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Bartok, Beethoven, Dvorak). Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday, February 18, 1:30 PM, and next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Osmo Vanska, conductor, with pianist Stephen Kovacevich (Sibelius, Beethoven, Nielsen). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Duain Wolfe conducts a children's program featuring soprano Leille Berman, tenor Michael Sommese, and members of Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Bernstein, Vivaldi, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Copland, Donizetti, Lehar, Handel). Saturday, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor (Lang, Rands, Crumb, Donatoni). Wednesday, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Osmo Vanska, conductor (Mendelssohn, Sibelius). Next Sunday, February 20, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS perform new music of University of Chicago graduate student composers in a reading session. Free admission. Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8098.

DA CORNETO OPERA ENSEMBLE Francesco Milioto, conductor (Thomas, Mignon). Sunday, 3 PM, next Friday, February 18, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, St. Hilary's Church, Bryn Mawr and California. 847-263-3637.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CLARINET CHOIR in a free concert (Mozart, Bizet, Chopin, and others). Wednesday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ROBERT DICK flute, performs his own compositions. Friday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Lehar's The Merry Widow. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KARIN REDEKOPP EDWARDS AND MARK EDWARDS in a duo-piano program (Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Grubb). Monday, 8 PM, Pierce Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5015.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with pianist Leon Bates (Gershwin, Copland). Sunday, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR Tonu Kaljuste, conductor (Part, Tormis). Monday, 7:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-294-3000.

GUY FEW AND CHE ANNE LOEWEN trumpet and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

FINE ARTS TRIO AND QUINTESSENCE WINDS in a free concert (Schubert, Nielsen). Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Carolyn Paulin, conductor (Billings, Fine, Walker, Meier, traditional, and others). Next Sunday, February 20, 4 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 773-281-2107.

FLUTES FANTASTIQUE (Handel, Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, J. Strauss, Dvorak, Dragansky). Friday, 8 PM, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods, Lincolnshire. Sunday, 4 PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont. 800-880-2141.

VADIM GLUZMAN violin, with pianist Angela Yoffe in a free concert. Next Friday, February 19, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3797.

SHARON HATZER organ (Bach, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others). Sunday, 1:30 PM, St. Stephen Church, 711 E. Lundy, Streator. 888-485-9895.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstrat (Mozart, Sarasate, Telemann, Grieg, Nielsen). Sunday, 3 PM, Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

JOY HOFFMAN harp, with flutist David Lowell Solem. Sunday, 3 PM, South Gallery, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 7:30 PM, Fulcrum Point (Stravinsky, Carter, Zappa, Kellogg, Daugherty, Lang, Reynolds, Becker). Sunday, 3 PM, violist Stephanie Griffin with Ensemble Noamnesia in a program of contemporary composers (Xenakis, Coleman, Tenney, Probano). 312-362-9707.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with clarinetist Larry Combs in an all-Copland program. Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

KEVIN KEES AND GABRIELLA SCANU baritone and piano, in a free recital. Wednesday, 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar, in a free concert (Bach, Johnson, de Lucia). Next Friday, February 18, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

SHARON LOUDON organ (Handel, Mendelssohn, Dandrieu, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, Park United Church of Christ Presbyterian, 201 N. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Mendelssohn, Grieg, Dvorak, Parry). Next Sunday, February 20, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Saturday, Tuesday, and next Friday, February 18, 7:30 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Leech (Bizet, Carmen). Sunday, 1:30 PM, and Wednesday and next Saturday, February 19, 6 PM, Semyon Bychkov, conductor, with soprano Jane Eaglen and tenor Ben Heppner (Wagner, Tristan und Isolde). 312-332-2244.

MODERN ARTISTS: A RENAISSANCE OF SONG Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan: Tuesday, 7 PM, sopranos Corinne Nelson and Cara Lazerwith (Hindemith, Bolcom, Mahler); 8:30 PM, baritone Timothy J. Quistorff (Finzi and others). 847-824-0543 or 773-252-4613.

NANCY MUELLER organ (Bach, Debussy, Paxton, and others). Saturday, 1:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Monroe, Streator. 888-485-9895.

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER AND LAMBERT ORKIS violin and piano (Stravinsky, Respighi, Prokofiev, Ravel). Monday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY with violist Kristin Figard and violinist Tracy Figard (Copland, Brahms, Bloch). Sunday, 4 PM, Deerpath Junior High School, 95 Deerpath, Lake Forest. 847-604-6776.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Samuel Magad, conductor, with violinist Jennifer Frautschi (Brahms, Borodin). Next Sunday, February 20, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris, conductor (Copland, Blackford). Next Sunday, February 20, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT V features music of Steve Reich. Thursday, February 17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Don Owens and Michael Burritt conduct "music taken from the cutting edge." Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

JANET PACKER violin, with pianist Orin Grossman (Ravel, Debussy, Brian, Imbrie, London). Next Sunday, February 20, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

IVO POGORELICH piano (Chopin, Rachmaninoff). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jay Friedman conducts a free concert featuring soprano Nancy Pifer (Wagner, Debussy, R. Strauss). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

ANDRAS SCHIFF piano, performs six Bach partitas. Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI with lutenists Gail Gillispie and Joel Spears (Josquin des Prez, Isaac, Compere, Dalza, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, St. Luke Parish, 528 Lathrop, Lake Forest. Sunday, 3 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 708-758-3750.

WOLFGANG SEIFEN organ, in a program of improvisations. Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

KATHY SHANKMAN flute, in a free recital. Sunday, 3 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Albeniz, Granados, Falla). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PHILIP SIMMONS AND MICHELE McGOVERN guitar and flute, in a free concert (Bach, Ravel, Villa-Lobos). Saturday, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

SOUTHSIDE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Next Sunday, February 20, 2 PM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN piano, performs Bach's Goldberg Variations. Sunday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CECIL TAYLOR QUARTET, KENNY GARRETT QUARTET Next Friday, February 18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TOKYO STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Debussy, Brahms). Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts an a cappella program (Guerrero, LaRue, Byrd, Stanford, Pachelbel, traditional). Sunday, 4 PM, St. Petronile Church, 420 Glenwood, Glen Ellyn. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MUSIC STUDENTS in a free program (Beethoven, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Schubert). Next Saturday, February 19, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Next Sunday, February 20, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

CHRISTIE VOHS, KYLE BRUCKMAN, ANN HAGEN, SCOTT OAKES, MARIE BENNETT, AND WILLIAM FERRIS clarinet, oboe, bassoons, flute, and piano (Poulenc, Francaix, Ferris, Jolivet, Rochberg, Steven). Next Saturday, February 19, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

WALLER AND MAXWELL GUITAR DUO (Mozart/Giuliani, Haydn/De Fossa, Giuliani, Mertz, Torroba, Rodrigo). Next Saturday, February 19, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

fairs & festivals

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst: Next Friday, February 18, 1 PM, college bands & combos; 7 PM, Denis DiBlasio, Frank Mantooth, Byron Stripling, college bands & combos. Next Saturday, February 19, 1 PM, college bands & combos; 7 PM, Bob Florence Limited Edition Big Band, college bands & combos. Next Sunday, February 20, 1 PM, college bands & combos; 7 PM, Dee Dee Bridgewater, college bands & combos. 630-617-5534.

miscellaneous

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Saturdays, 8 PM, Billy Folks. 773-404-0111.

CEDAR FALLS HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO'S SUBWAY MUSICIANS perform at a reception for photographer Josh Rubinstein's exhibit by the same name; free admission. Next Friday, February 18, 6 PM, studio space, Columbia College, 634 S. Wabash. 773-769-4046.

HURRAY! FOR LOVE Chicago Academy for the Arts theater students perform songs about love and a concert version of School for Scandal. Free admission. Saturday and Sunday, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LINCOLN Free in-store percussion and poetry performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

TEDDY BEAR HOOTENANNY Children's sing-along with "Wiggleworms" instructors Stacy & Rob. The concert follows a day-long open house starting at 9 AM. Sunday, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Children's Center, 909 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

UMOJA CELEBRATION features choir performances and musical tributes to Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., and Curtis Mayfield, as well as an African marketplace. Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1400 S. Sacramento. 312-747-2623.

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