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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, in-cluding 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

AUTONOMOUS ZONE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION DJ Darrell Gordon spins dusties & oldies (preceded by a video presentation and lecture on Curtis Mayfield). Saturday, 7 PM (preceded by a potluck dinner at 5:30 PM), Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019 or 312-322-1761.

BAD EXAMPLES Free concert. Next Friday, February 25, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEVIN COLE performs music from American musicals. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

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

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

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

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

ROBBIE FULKS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, February 26, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

GAS GIANTS, MILLION YEN, STARBALL Next Friday, February 25, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

AVIV GEFFEN Free concert. Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-297-4803.

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

CORY JAMISON Free in-store performance and tribute to Hoagy Carmichael. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

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

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

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

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Thursday, February 24, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

MAURA O'CONNELL, SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Next Friday, February 25, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

CHUCK PERKINS & SHERRILLE LAMB perform with others in a tribute to Gil Scott-Heron as part of the "Musicality of Poetry" series. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

PRETENDERS Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

ROCK MY ASS Studio video recording (live audience admitted). Sunday, noon, Pompous Lily; 1:30 PM, Ellen Rosner; 3 PM, Planet Strange; and 4:30 PM, Nubile Thangs, at Rock My Ass, 9651 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-674-5422.

KEITH SCOTT Wednesday, 11 AM, cafeteria, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8143.

SMASHMOUTH, LUSCIOUS JACKSON, 22 JACKS Sunday, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

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

STYLISTICS, DRAMATICS, CHI-LITES, CUBA GOODING SR. & THE MAIN INGREDIENT, DELFONICS Next Saturday, February 26, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TICKLEPENNY CORNER Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Starbucks Coffee, Piper's Alley, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

TYPE O NEGATIVE, COAL CHAMBER, FULL DEVIL JACKET, DEADLITES Next Sunday, February 27, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

UI See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Friday, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

LUTHER VANDROSS Black Heritage Foundation benefit concert for LEAP, Habilitative Systems Inc., Lawndale Community School, and the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-579-1800.

VOICES Free in-store concert. Next Sunday, February 27, 5 PM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

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

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

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Printers Rogue, Flapjacks, Gertrude. Saturday, John McEuen. Next Saturday, February 26, 9 PM, Fruit. 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: DJs spin on two levels after 9 PM. 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 Chris Gin, DJ Baton, DJ Love Bone. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, 4 Fantasticos. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. Next Friday, February 25, Dave the Drummer, DJ Love Bone. Next Saturday, February 26, Groove Armada. 312-266-2114.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, February 26, Jenny McCarthy. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Lush Tones, Mr. Rudy Day, Lauren Brombert Band. Saturday, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Snake Oil, Ego. Sunday, 8 PM, Lance & the Bo-Boys, Radio Novela. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies, Mother Trucker. Thursday, Henderson Inches. Next Friday, February 25, Van Go, Garden Bower, Saps. Next Saturday, February 26, Gabriel Stomp, Shimmer, Zipper. 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. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Nothings, MIA, Invisibles. Saturday, Quasar Wut-Wut. Mondays, open mike. Thursday, Bondo, Hired Goons, Rosetta West. Next Friday, February 25, Troy Petty, Milkbaby, Trouser. Next Saturday, February 26, Sugarfried Super O's, Drapes. 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, Jordana, Bass by the Pound DJs. 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. Saturday, Spot. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesdays, DJs spin. Next Friday, February 25, DJ Tim Morello. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Mel. Saturday, Rust, Imagination Playground. Next Friday, February 25, Serilian. Next Saturday, February 26, Hydrostatic Union. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, 80s Enough. Saturday, 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 CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Music at 7 PM. Friday, Gimp Roberts Band, Subside, ADD, Malicious Melvin. Saturday, 6 PM, Stalemate, Bastards, Threek. Next Friday, February 25, Some Day Soon. Next Saturday, February 26, Michelle. 708-524-2899

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.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Saturday and next Saturday, February 26, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Next Friday, February 25, 9 PM, Tony Ocean. 312-433-0025.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Remember Rome. 773-489-4757.

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 24, DJ Ian spins music by the Cure. 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, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe, Blue Nova. Next Friday, February 25, 9:30 PM, DJs spin dance music (no cover). Next Saturday, February 26, 10:30 PM, Flaming Lips, Ruby Grass. 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. Next Saturday, February 26, Cats Under the Stars. 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 and Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sunday, 7 PM, Lisa Menninger. Wednesday through next Friday, February 25, 8 PM, and next Saturday, February 26, 8 and 10:30 PM, Megon McDonough. 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 Steve Krakow. Monday, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Jennifer. Thursday, DJ Chuck Wren. 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. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Extravery, Plastics Hi-Fi (see Spot Check), Peter Searcy, Forty Piece Choir. Saturday, 10 PM, Tonic, Poundseven. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Matt Tuite spins a "southern set" downstairs in the Dirt Room. Wednesday, 9 PM, Perv 54, Black Country Rock. Thursday, 9 PM, Motorhome, Ruth Buzzy, Entertainment. Next Friday, February 25, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Box-O-Car, Cash Money. Next Saturday, February 26, Telemundo, Premium, Plastic Princess. 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. 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, Insomnia. Saturday, Alex & the All-Stars. Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, February 25, Jocelyn Weed. Next Saturday, February 26, Rubber. 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, Rubber, Jim Henning. Saturday, New Duncan Imperials, Extravery, Plush Cargo. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursday, Libido Funk Circus. Next Friday, February 25, Liquid Soul. Next Saturday, February 26, Mr. Blotto, Critics. 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, Wombats, URT (see Spot Check), Great Apes. Saturday, 9 PM, Cameron McGill; 11 PM, Mabel Mabel (see Spot Check), Deja Voodoo, Alice Peacock. Sunday, Sumo, the Dog & Everything. Monday, E-Mics. Tuesday, Caviar, Cells, Low Rent, Imagination Playground. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Kedvales. Thursday, American Ego, Kimi Hayes Band. Next Friday, February 25, Left Setter Soma, Superbig, Spark. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Ui (see Critic's Choice), Lonesome Organist, Euphone. Saturday, Kim Cascone (see Critic's Choice), Taylor Deupree (see Critic's Choice). Sunday, "Foam" with Frontier, Dave Rempis, Rob Mazurek & others. Monday, Sue Roth, Intelligibles, Madam Estrella. Thursday, Shakes, Forty-Fives, Ted Ansani. Next Friday, February 25, Storm & Stress, Kevin Drumm, Jeremy Boyle & Matt Clark. Next Saturday, February 26, Elliott Smith, OK Go. Next Sunday, February 27, "Borrowed Language" 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 Pulz-8 & Christopher Robin spin trance music. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 7 PM, Alkaline Trio, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Stereo, Kid Snack (see Spot Check). Saturday, 5 PM, Alkaline Trio, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Selby Tigers, Ultimate Fakebook; 9 PM, the Bomb, Tarts, Tanger, Wet Look. Sunday, 6 PM, Turmoil, Himsa, Haste, Suicide Note. Tuesday, 6 PM, Big D & the Kids' Table, Step Lively, Indecisives, Last Man Out, Shuttlecocks. Thursday, 7 PM, Atari Star, Sig Transit Gloria. Next Friday, February 25, 6 PM, Sleeping at Last, Now She's Gone, Stryder; 10 PM, Johnny Polonsky, the Girls, Number Zero. Next Saturday, February 26, 6 PM, American Heritage, Mile Marker, Kurt, Usurp Synapse, Bloody Tusk; 10 PM, Rollo Tomasi, Viza-Noir, Chalk. Next Sunday, February 27, 7 PM, Landos 45, Story So Far, Hysterics, Grand Marquis. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Saturday, 10 PM, Anders Osborne. Thursday, 9 PM, Satya Graha, Flammable Dress. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Friday, 10 PM, Grand Marquis. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music upstairs in the loft. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thursday, February 24, Mind Over Matter. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Tim Mahoney. Saturday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Next Friday, February 25, Hello Dave. 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, Bible of the Devil, Viza-Noir, Strange Attracter. Saturday, Creepy D, BVX. Monday, Genuine Paradise. Next Friday, February 25, Co-Pilot, Gui. Next Saturday, February 26, Leisure Dynamics, Justin Planascli Group, Dollar Love Plus. 773-489-5471.

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

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sunday, 9 PM, open mike with Michael McAssey. Monday, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Job Christensen. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Dwight McBride & Chuck Larkin. Next Friday, February 25, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long host the "In All Things Charity" benefit with members of La Gran Scena Opera Company (see Critic's Choice). 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Kara Delay & Dan Stetzel. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Gino DeLuca; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Ben Holbrook & Russ Long. 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 25, 7:30 PM, Kara Delay & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Ciss Conner & Lex McCauley. Next Saturday, February 26, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols. 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. Fridays, Funk Harmony Park. 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, Soul Fix, Framing Amy. Saturday, Big Hello, the Shots. Thursday, Rebecca's Statue, PBR Street Gang. Next Friday, February 25, Wombats, Granion. Next Saturday, February 26, Great Crusades, Young Fathers. Next Sunday, February 27, 9 PM, Life in General. 773-472-5139.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 7-9 PM, all-ages "free-form" dancing to DJ music (world beat, techno, and trip-hop). 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Jolie Rickman, Fuzzy Comets (see Spot Check). Saturday, 10:30 PM, Guilty. Thursday, 9 PM, Band Ensemble. Next Saturday, February 26, 10:30 PM, Olupus. Next Sunday, February 27, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner & friends. 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, 9 PM, Mary Janes, J-200, Crooked County. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Rex & the Hobart Boys, Bleary, Red Star Belgrade. Wednesday, 8 PM, "Show of Ladies Show" with Cynthia Plaster Caster & others performing music and spoken word. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Torturing Elvis. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, NVS, Lava. Saturday, Pat McCurdy. Next Friday, February 25, Camouflage Guru, Poonsapaya. Next Saturday, February 26, Waystation, Satya Graha. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, Rip Curl DJs spin "extra zesty surf guitar & garage" music. Thursdays, DJ Caesare spins "easy listening sounds," bossa nova, and international pop music. 773-486-0686.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Saturday, 10 PM, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, February 26, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones cover band). 847-956-1170.

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, 7:30 PM, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Bad Examples. Sunday, Karma to Burn, Shovelhead, Mustache. Monday, 8 PM, Blue Floyd (blues tribute to Pink Floyd). Tuesday, Gary Hoey, Toshi Iseda. Wednesday, X (see Spot Check), the Bomb, Bleed. Thursday, X (see Spot Check), Nerves. Next Friday, February 25, 6 PM, Indigo Girls (no cover); 9 PM, Superdiamond (Neil Diamond tribute band). Next Saturday, February 26, 10 PM, Jungle Brothers. 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.

J.J. KELLEY'S 2445 Bernice, Lansing: Next Saturday, February 26, 8:30 PM, Ion Vein, Syris, Enertia, Division, Antithesis. 708-474-9977.

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, Underwater People, Cool Factor Crusade. Saturday, Underwater People, Dogs Undecided. Sunday, Biz Markie. Next Friday, February 25, Why Store, Gertrude. Next Saturday, February 26, Why Store, Weed Street Band. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Duck Soup. Next Saturday, February 26, Scott Nev & In the Pocket. 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 Ralph. Thursday, Doc Martin, Josh Wink, Idjut Boys. Next Saturday, February 26, Anne Savage. 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, Trippin' Billies. Saturday, Nadas, Waystation. Next Friday, February 25, Bottle of Justice, Majestic (no cover). Next Saturday, February 26, Hello Dave (benefit concert for the band's stolen equipment). 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 DJ Barry Henssler spins punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. Thursday, DJ Alex Zander. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Torturing Elvis. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, February 26, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 773-384-1040.

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

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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Nora O'Connor Band. 773-489-9554.

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, Wing Nut. Saturday, Beatle Brothers, Phil Angotti. Sunday, 2 PM, benefit for Kathy Zucharela with Bad Examples, New Duncan Imperials, Walter Williams, Jeff Tweedy, and others. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, February 25, Famous Brothers. Next Saturday, February 26, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band). 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Saturday, Heather, 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 Mary Jane & AM/PM. Tuesday, Danni, Scott & Black Pearl (live P.A.), DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, February 26, Mike Steele, 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. 312-337-8080.

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

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

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, Brad Peterson & Peat Moss, Sugarfoot (see Spot Check). Saturday, Zen Tricksters. Tuesday, Hello Dave. Wednesday, Sonic Voodoo. Thursday, Bohemial National, Berber, Torben Floor. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, 9 PM, Moxy Fruvous, Sarah Slean. 773-404-9494.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 9 PM, Joey Beltram (see Critic's Choice), DJ Funk, Paul Anthony, Terri Bristol, Nosmo, Danny the Wild Child. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Ethyline, Swinging Love Hammers, Caviar, Marathon Man. Sunday, 6:30 PM, Machine Head, Reveille, Primer 55. Tuesday, 6 PM, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Apocalypse Hoboken, Nash Kato, J. Davis Trio, Million Yen. Next Friday, February 25, 6:30 PM, Snapcase, Anti-Flag, Buried Alive, Toe to Toe; 11 PM, Black Sheep, Das Efx, Rubberoom, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Next Saturday, February 26, 6:30 PM, Blue Meanies, Apocalypse Hoboken, Hot Stove Jimmy, Tossers, Arrivals, the Strike, Allister, Oblivion, Muchacha, Mary Tyler Morphine, Gaza Strippers, the Bomb, and Bitchy. 773-549-0203.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sunday, 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, A New January, Project 44, Emeralde, DJ Alex Zander. Saturday, DJs spin Latin pop. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesdays, Kat Parsons. Thursday, Mary Janes. Next Friday, February 25, Rose Polenzani, Stone, Andy Levenberg. Next Saturday, February 26, Miles Hunt, Chris Connelly, Michael Ferentino, Virginia. 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: Friday, 9:30 PM, Zelienople. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Midwest Electronic Music Ensemble. Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Saturday, February 26, 9:30 PM, Gutterstar, Mascotts. 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, Loose Screws. Saturday, Seventh Heaven. Next Friday, February 25, Fabulous Janes. Next Saturday, February 26, Kryer. 847-885-7030.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Saturday, 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, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Hairy Apes BMX, Malachy Papers. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Homunculus, Left Undone. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF, 33-1/3. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, February 25, 10 PM, Sumo. Next Saturday, February 26, 9:30 PM, Baldwin Brothers, B-Movie Fiendz. 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, Crackpot. Saturday, Co-Pilot Jones, #1 Son. Sunday, Negligents. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wednesday, Plastics Hi-Fi (see Spot Check). Thursday, the Idea, Gamut Dynamic. Next Friday, February 25, Deans, Lush Tones. Next Saturday, February 26, Chuck Cox Band, Backward Black, Urban Djin, Greg Steele. Next Sunday, February 27, DJ Boz (Replacements tribute). 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. Sunday, 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.

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, Diz, Todd Omotrini, 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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Wishing Well. 630-543-3101.

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, Souled American, Charles Kim's Sinister Luck Ensemble. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardaways, Joy Poppers. Sunday, 8 PM, Ned Massey, David Mead. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 7 PM, David Mead; 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesday, 9 PM, Dick Prall Band, Radio Hour 491, Reclinerland. Next Friday, February 25, 10 PM, Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys, Honeybees. Next Saturday, February 26, 10 PM, Domestic Problems, Granian. 773-525-2508.

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: Friday, Peking Turtle. Saturday, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Next Friday, February 25, Dogs in the Tub, Lava. Next Saturday, February 26, Crystal Eye, Grain. 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: Friday, 10 PM, Frizzy Lid. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Miles Maeda, Oscar MacMillan. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abelorious spin deep Latin grooves. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Friday, February 25, Darrell Woodson, Todd Omotani. 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, Fat Time, the Gruv. Saturday, Bello, Sister Child. Next Friday, February 25, Cads, Molasses, Zambow. 773-278-6600.

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, New Rob Robbies, Tanger, Areaman. Saturday, Special Purpose, Pinch, Starr 69. Sunday, Chicago Beat Clinic DJs. Wednesday, Peace Treaty, Red Shift, Double Helix. Thursday, Headcase, B-Movie Fiendz, Shamous. Next Friday, February 25, La Causa, El Guado, Peso Azgeca. Next Saturday, February 26, Big Wow, Love Kit, Jumbotron, Trolli. 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: Saturday, 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, 8 PM, Sheila Nicholls, Kat Eggleston. Saturday, 8 PM, Gracenote, Jon Rodgers & Daniel's Crossing. Sunday, 7 PM, Nate Houge, Flatlands, Echosend. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Jonathan Rundman, Jonny Polonsky, Dag Juhlin. Thursday, 8 PM, Sam Shaber, Anne O'Meara Heaton. Next Friday, February 25, 8 PM, Jim Roll, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Kevin So, Al Rose. Next Sunday, February 27, 7 PM, Ripley Caine, Kepano Green, Ethan Sellers. 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, Fruit for Eve, Blue Marvin. Saturday, Go Tom, Sono. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, February 25, Generations. Next Saturday, February 26, Then Again. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Reason Four. 312-943-7815.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Saturday, 9 PM, Senegalese drum master Samba Coumba Ngom & the Ivory Coast Band. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Tumbleweed. Saturday, Over Easy. Next Friday, February 25, Rebecca's Statue. Next Saturday, February 26, Revolver. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Ark Band. Saturday, Boom Shaka, Carl Brown. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Carl Brown. Thursday, Michael Black. Next Friday, February 25, Flex Crew. Next Saturday, February 26, Baaro, Kwame. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Cathy Braaten. Next Saturday, February 26, 7 PM, James LeConte; 10 PM, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. 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

CHERISH THE LADIES Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

SKIP GORMAN, VOLO BOGTROTTERS Sunday, 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. Sunday, 2 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-775-4000 or 773-286-6866.

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

KU PONO Hawaiian slack key guitarists perform at a viewing of the exhibit Outsider and Folk Art From Chicago Collections. Next Friday, February 25, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

LADIES' VIEW Free concert. Thursday, February 24, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KRISTIN LEMS Free performance with guests Carol Lems-Dworkin, Peggy Lipschutz, and others. Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-491-6397.

ERIC LUGOSCH Next Saturday, February 26, 7:30 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

MARTINA McBRIDE, MARK WILLS Friday, 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. Friday, 8 PM, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut, Western Springs. 708-246-0520.

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

OPEN STAGE Next Friday, February 25, 8:30 PM, St. Clement Church, 700 W. Deming. 630-963-4758.

MICHAEL SMITH, KEN BURNSTEIN Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Saturday, 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, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

BILL STAINES See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 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 Saturday, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, 9 PM, John McEuen. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Wolfe Tones. Next Friday, February 25, Yonder Mountain String Band. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, February 24, Karl Shifflett & Big Country, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Next Friday, February 25, Patchouli. 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. 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 Scott Cizek 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: Sunday, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Down the Brae. Sunday, 3-6:30 PM, Scottish ceilidh. 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: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Chris Smither. Tuesday, 8 PM, Brian Anderson. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Anne Hills. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Live Bait. Next Saturday, February 26, On the Mainline. 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, Sullivan Brothers. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

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: Friday, 9 PM, Mary Janes, J-200, Crooked County. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Rex & the Hobart Boys, Bleary, Red Star Belgrade. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Torturing Elvis. Next Friday, February 25, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Nora O'Connor. Next Saturday, February 26, 9 PM, Jenny McCarthy, Sue McClelland, Kelly Kessler, Beth Lodge-Rigal, Nancy Walker, Laura Doherty. 773-227-4433.

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

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, Aiden O'Toole, Brendan Bulger. 773-404-9494.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Next Friday, February 25, 10 PM, Rose Polenzani, Stone, Andy Levenberg. 773-743-5955.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursday, February 24, 9 PM, Mina Bromberg, Kristin Ronne. Next Saturday, February 26, 9 PM, Tom Dundee & friends. 773-743-3355.

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

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, 9 PM, Billy Joe Shaver. 312-243-1246.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sunday, 8 PM, Ned Massey, David Mead. Thursday, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey, Julie Frost. Next Sunday, February 27, 8 PM, Rose Polenzani, John Kimler. 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, Peg Lehman. Next Friday, February 25, Skip Gorman. 630-969-9720.

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. 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. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 7 PM, Mitchell Turner; 10 PM, Mark Edwards. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, February 25, 7 PM, Phil Dunavan; 10 PM, Julie Frost. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

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. Sunday, 6 PM, Light of Liberty Church, 2 W. Washington, Oak Park. 708-957-3019.

FRED HAMMOND, YOLANDA ADAMS, MEN OF STANDARD, DAWKINS & DAWKINS Next Sunday, February 27, 7:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1645 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, St. Denis Catholic Church, 8301 S. Saint Louis. 773-508-4070 or 773-539-4900.

MARLENA SMALLS & THE HALLELUJAH SINGERS Free concert of music from the South Carolina Sea Islands. Next Saturday, February 26, 6 PM, auditorium, Collins High School, 1313 S. Sacramento. 847-266-5000.

KOKO TAYLOR, BILLY BRANCH Next Friday, February 25, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

TRUE PRAISE CHORALE Gospel concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

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, Wayne Baker Brooks. Saturday, Joe Kelley. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Saturday, February 26, Chris Beard. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Monday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Tuesday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Alan Batts 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 25 and 26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Shirley Johnson. 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, Chico Banks & Masheen Company. Saturday, Kinsey Report. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Lonnie Shields. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, J.W. Williams. Next Friday, February 25, Cicero Blake. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Wednesday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Friday, February 25, Riptones. Next Saturday, February 26, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Billy Kean & Dan Beavers. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, February 26, David "Honeyboy" Edwards. 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, Kevin So; 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Reverand Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. Saturday, Magic Slim, Andy Walo. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Mark Hendricks & the Blue Band. Wednesday, Charlie Love. Thursday, Jimmy Johnson. Next Friday, February 25, Carl Weathersby, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Next Saturday, February 26, John Primer, Jimmy Burns. 312-427-0333.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues 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, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Next Friday, February 25, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Next Saturday, February 26, Eric Lambert Band. 630-513-0074.

CLUB 222 222 Main, Saint Charles: Next Saturday, February 26, 9 PM, Screaming Blue Dogs. 630-584-4222.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Tuesdays and 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, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Eddie King. Saturday, Matthew Skoller. Sunday, Brother John. Monday, Eddie Taylor Jr. Tuesday, Charlie Love. Wednesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Friday, February 25, Bonnie Lee. 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, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Next Saturday, February 26, Redeye Express. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Next Saturday, February 26, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Kingsnakes. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, February 26, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. 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, No Mercy Band. Saturday, Pete Special. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Thursday, Joe Moss Band. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, Chicago Playboys. 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, Blues Flash. Next Friday, February 25, Ron LaFleur Band. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Barbara LeShoure, J.W. Williams, Kid Dynamite. 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 25 and 26, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, jam hosted by Nellie Travis. Wednesday, Shirley King & the SKBs. Thursday, Fernando Jones. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Next Sunday, February 27, Mel Collins Celebration (benefit concert). 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, Howling Wolf Jr. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 8:30 PM, Keith Scott. Saturday, Kingsnakes. Next Saturday, February 26, Rumblecats. 708-388-6755.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Big Sweaty Men. Next Saturday, February 26, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. 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: Saturday, 9 PM, Brother John & His R&B Revue (no cover). 312-664-1650.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Hightones. Next Saturday, February 26, Margo & the Strictly Southside 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, Shirley Johnson. Saturday, Jimmy Liban Combo. Wednesday, Studebaker John. Next Friday, February 25, Howard & the White Boys. Next Saturday, February 26, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. 815-477-0340.

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, open blues jam with Gallon. Next Friday, February 25, Blue Groove. 773-463-4729.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, February 25, "Westside Blues Extravaganza" with Jimmy Burns, Detroit Junior, Mad Dog Lester, and Eddie Taylor Jr. Next Saturday, February 26, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Dave Mathis & Brian Perry. Tuesday, Studebaker John. Thursday, Dave Specter. Next Sunday, February 27, Rockin' Johnny. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Studebaker John. Saturday, Big Guitars From Memphis. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, February 25, Pistol Pete. Next Saturday, February 26, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Saturday, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday, February 25, Willy Phillips Blues Band. Next Saturday, February 26, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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.

WAVERLY HOUSE TAVERN 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Rhythm Rockets. Next Friday, February 25, James Solberg. 815-337-3663.

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Next Saturday, February 26, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 708-863-4224.

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, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

TIM AUBUCHON QUARTET, ELIZABETH DOYLE Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Community Arts Center, St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Free admission. Thursday, February 24, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

KELLY BRAND Free admission. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Duke Ellington tribute concert under the direction of Bruce Mack. Next Sunday, February 27, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

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

STEVE HASHIMOTO DUO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, February 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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

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.

ELLIS MARSALIS & BOBBY HUTCHERSON Tribute to Milt Jackson. Next Sunday, February 27, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

PANGAEA TRIO Free children's concert. Thursday, February 24, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

REAVIS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Free concert. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

SHE Next Friday, February 25, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

CECIL TAYLOR QUARTET, KENNY GARRETT QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TRICOLOR Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MATT WILSON QUARTET Thursday, February 24, 6:30 PM, School of Music Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-1444.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Ric Bendel, Rob Amster, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Dave Gordon Quintet. 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, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Brass Blend with John Young, John Bany, Martin Bany, George Bean & Tom Garling. Thursday, noon, Steve Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, February 25, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, February 26, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Redd Holt 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 Sunday, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Riff Rockets. 773-281-4444.

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, WesBound Trane. 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 24, Airborne. 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. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-9 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30 PM, April Aloisio 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 25, 5:30 PM, Libby York Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sunday, 5 PM, Greg Fishman & Nick Tountas Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursday, 7 PM, Margie Gibson Duo. Next Friday, February 25, 9 PM, Milt Trenier Quartet. Next Sunday, February 27, 5 PM, Greg Fishman & Nick Tountas. 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.

CRU CAFE & WINE BAR 888 N. Wabash: Monday, 8 PM, guitarist Mauricio Rodriguez. 312-337-4001.

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

DEJOIE'S BISTRO & JAZZ EMPORIUM 731 W. Randolph: Friday and Saturday, 9 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Fareed Haque (see Critic's Choice). 312-382-9999.

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. Next Saturday, February 26, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Doug Carn, Jeff Parker & Chad Taylor, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Triage. Wednesday, Tricolor. 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, Morpheus. Next Saturday, February 26, Breakin' Strings. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Airborne. Next Saturday, February 26, Marcus Jefferson Duo. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Next Sunday, February 27, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Next Sunday, February 27, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 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: 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: Sunday, 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, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod with Harry Mura. Sunday, 8 PM, Cecile Savage Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter's Real Swing Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Tom Gullione Sextet. Next Friday, February 25, Detour. Next Saturday, February 26, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Next Sunday, February 27, 8 PM, Margaret Murphy Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Don Bennett Quintet; 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, Gephart/Long Quintet with Grazyna Auguscik. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, Matt Wilson Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM (no cover). Next Friday, February 25, Melodeers Jazz Orchestra. 847-724-7171.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 8 PM, pianist Reginald Robinson; 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Ed Wilkerson/Nikki Mitchell Quartet. Wednesday, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Orchestra. Thursday, 8 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band. Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Enigma Saxophone Quartet; 7 PM, Black Earth Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Mark Burnell. 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 BARBERSHOP 1602 E. 53rd: Next Friday, February 25, 6 PM, Tony Rogers & Standing Room Only. 773-643-8041.

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, Larry Coryell Trio. Tuesday through next Sunday, February 27, Hank Crawford Quartet. 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. 773-528-3400.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Dave Pavkovic Band. Monday, Josh Abrams, Axel Dörner, Guillermo Gregorio, Jeff Parker. 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, guitarist Craig Linenberger. Next Saturday, February 26, Gold Coast Trio. 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: Next Sunday, February 27, 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. Sunday, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg with Dave McDonald & Griffin Rodriguez. Tuesday, Axel Dörner, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kevin Drumm, Michael Zerang, and others. Thursday, Stuart Bogey, Matt Bauder, and Eric Roth. Next Friday, February 25, Eric Roth & Kyle Bruckman. Next Sunday, February 27, 8 PM, Eric Roth Trio, Sycamore Trio. 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: 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.

PERFECT BLEND 491 Central, Highland Park: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, February 26, Doug Blake. 847-266-1667.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Steve Ramsdell Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, Frank Portolese Trio. 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, Rankinfyle. Saturday, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sunday, Margie Gibson Trio. Monday, 8:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Denise LaGrassa Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, February 25, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Greg Sergo Quartet. Next Saturday, February 26, Greg Sergo Quartet. Next Sunday, February 27, Bradley Young Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Ken Chaney Trio. Saturday, Von Freeman Quartet, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesday, Mark Madsen. Thursday, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, February 25, Elijah Levi Trio. Next Saturday, February 26, Elijah Levi Trio, Fred Simon Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ron & Kate. Next Sunday, February 27, Steve Sandner Trio. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, classical guitarist Jim Perri. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. 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. Saturdays, Scott Stenten. Wednesdays, Donny DeMarco Trio with Vince Willis. Thursdays, Quintet Blue. 773-271-9944.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 8 PM, Brad Shepik (see Critic's Choice) & 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.

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. Saturdays, Mike Plog Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Kevin Kizer Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Saturday, February 26, Mark Maegdlin 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: 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, Black Earth Ensemble with flutist Nicole Mitchell, violinist Saviorefalre, bassist Darius Savage, and percussionist Toby Williams. Saturday, R.J. Temple with saxophonist Beau Barry. 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. 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, 10:15 and 11:30 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-947-6052.

CASOLANDO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, February 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

EAST AFRICA FESTIVAL with Ensemble Mizizi Ya Utamaduni. Tuesday, 6 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

AVIV GEFFEN Free concert. Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-297-4803.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Thursday, February 24, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-559-1212.

8TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION with Sounds of Brazil, Polish music by the Lira Singers, a Korean percussion ensemble, a Spanish dance troupe, a Scandinavian children's dance group, a Turkish dance demonstration, and crafts and food booths. Next Sunday, February 27, noon-5 PM, Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-5691.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, St. Denis Catholic Church, 8301 S. Saint Louis. 773-508-4070 or 773-539-4900.

ELIADES OCHOA Saturday, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000. Free in-store performance. Sunday, 1 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

MARLENA SMALLS & THE HALLELUJAH SINGERS Free concert of music from the South Carolina Sea Islands. Next Saturday, February 26, 6 PM, auditorium, Collins High School, 1313 S. Sacramento. 847-266-5000.

MICAELA SOROYA & FRIENDS perform flamenco music 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.

WESTERN AFRICA FESTIVAL features a "Bantabaa" welcoming ceremony with the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Wednesday, 6 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

international

clubs

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.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesday, DJ Esperanto spins world beat. 773-227-6859.

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, Jim Perri. Tuesday, Creste Verde Strings. Thursday, Jim Perri. Next Saturday, February 26, Steve Mazurowski. 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 24, 9 PM, Jesus Enriquez y Su Orquesta, 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 Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 7 PM, Haitian dance and drumming ensemble Asakivle; 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sunday, 7:30 PM, "Refleciones/Reflections" bilingual poetry reading with music by Gonzalo Cordova and Nelson

Sosa. Next Friday, February 25, 7 PM, exhibition opening for "tribute to Oswaldo Guayasamin" features music and poetry and benefits

Colombian organizations for displaced persons. Next Saturday, February 26, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orchestra. 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, Fuerza y Alma. Next Saturday, February 26, Carlitos Rey. 773-528-3400.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Friday, February 25, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" with Jose Bono, Gonzalo Cardova, Nelson Sosa & Magdalena, Margarita, Nalini y Miriam. 773-743-3355.

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: Wednesday, 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.

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 Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Saturday, 9 PM, Senegalese drum master Samba Coumba Ngom & the Ivory Coast Band. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

classical

ACCESSIBLE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ensemble in a free recital (Copland, Boustead, Hoover, Bernstein). Sunday, noon, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

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

AMSTERDAM LOEKI STARDUST QUARTET (Palestrina, Frescobaldi, Scheidt, Vivaldi, Bach, Pachelbel, Geysten, Caldini). Next Sunday, February 27, 1:30 PM, Tivoli Theater, 5021 Highland, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor (Rutter, Gabrieli, Gibbons, Rorem, Neswick, and others). Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 630-960-2251.

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

WILLIAM AYLESWORTH organ (Mendelssohn, Bach, Karg-Elert, Parry, Rheinberger, Widor). Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash. 219-531-0922.

MAURIZIO BAGLINI piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Bach, Liszt, Schumann). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

DANIEL BARENBOIM piano (Mozart, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Albeniz). Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JULIA BENTLEY AND ILYA LEVINSON soprano and piano, perform "Jewish Cabaret and Stage Music on the Eve of the Holocaust." Free admission. Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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

WAGNER CAMPOS AND RODERICK FERGUSON clarinet and piano (Gade, Rachmaninoff, Bernstein). Free admission. Next Sunday, February 27, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

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

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller, conductor (Gillaume de Machaut, Busnois, Ockeghem, Forestier, Perotin, Gregorian chant). Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Next Sunday, February 27, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jay Friedman conducts a free concert featuring flutist Mary Stolper (Vivaldi, Hindemith, Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Sunday, 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). Sunday, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

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

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Mozart, Sowande, Tchaikovsky). See Critic's Choice. Sunday, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Monday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-857-1062.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 1:30 PM, and Saturday, 8 PM, Osmo Vanska, conductor, with pianist Stephen Kovacevich (Sibelius, Beethoven, Nielsen). Thursday through next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with vocal soloists (Carter, Falla). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Osmo Vanska, conductor (Mendelssohn, Sibelius). Sunday, 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. Friday, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8098.

THE CRUCIBLE Frederick Ockwell conducts a Northwestern University production of Robert Ward's opera based on Arthur Miller's play. Thursday through next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, and next Sunday, February 27, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CUBE (Niederberger, Wyner, Thomas, Misurell-Mitchell, Russo). Next Friday, February 25, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

DA CORNETO OPERA ENSEMBLE Francesco Milioto, conductor (Thomas, Mignon). Friday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, St. Hilary's Church, Bryn Mawr and California. 847-662-2694.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche, conductor (Varese, Badings, Revueltas, Dahl). Thursday, February 24, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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

JAMES GILES piano (Alkan, Chopin, Liszt). Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Moser Performing Arts Center, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

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

LA GRAN SCENA OPERA See Critic's Choice. Thursday through next Saturday, February 24-26, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, February 27, 2:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

NAJI HAKIM organ, in a program of improvisations. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

HORIZON BRASS QUINTET (Dahl, Hanssen, Grieg). Sunday, 3 PM, First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, 600 Ninth Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-3010.

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

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Hal Grossman (Rogers, Korngold, Beethoven). Next Saturday, February 26, 8 PM, and next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY David Itkin conducts a "Cabaret Pops dinner evening." Saturday, 6 PM, Deer Path Inn, 255 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

JONITA LATTIMORE soprano, with pianist Donna Brunsma (Gershwin, Barber, traditional, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar (Bach, Johnson, Sor, de Lucia). Friday, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570. Next Sunday, February 28, 2 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Mendelssohn, Grieg, Dvorak, Parry). Sunday, 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: Friday and Monday, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, February 27, 2 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Leech (Bizet, Carmen). Saturday, Wednesday, and next Saturday, February 26, 6 PM, Semyon Bychkov, conductor, with soprano Jane Eaglen and tenor Ben Heppner (Wagner, Tristan und Isolde). 312-332-2244.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRAS Allen Dennis, conductor, with concerto soloists (Kabalevsky, Sibelius, Elgar, and others). Saturday, 3 and 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-9998.

MOSTLY MADRIGAL SINGERS, JAMES STREET PLAYERS and others perform in a "J.S. Bach Celebration." Next Sunday, February 27, 7 PM, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, Third and Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-3378.

WARREN MOULTON AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor and piano, in a free concert (Handel, Boito). Wednesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE AND EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS in a family concert (Rossini, Brahms, Scandello, Banchieri, Elliot, Loesser). Next Sunday, February 27, 3:30 PM, Winnetka Women's Club, 485 Maple, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

BRUCE NESWICK organ, in a program of improvisations. Monday, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (Tamusuza, Daniel, Rickerson). Thursday, February 24, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-742-7529.

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

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Michael Burritt and Don Owens conduct music of Steve Reich. Thursday, February 24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Handel, R. Strauss, McTee). Next Friday, February 25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS AND PHI MU ALPHA MEN'S CHORUS George Gregory Hobbs and Timothy Fawkes conduct "accompanied and unaccompanied works, mostly by American composers." Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-4000.

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

JANET PACKER AND KENNETH DRAKE violin and piano (Brian, Debussy, Beethoven, Imbrie). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PETERSEN QUARTET (Haydn, Shostakovich, Beethoven). Next Saturday, February 25, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, guitarist Jim Perri. 312-266-0360.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Brahms, Draganski, Durufle, Telemann). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 847-328-4883.

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

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

KENNETH SMITH piano (Mozart, Barber, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-1445 or 847-864-1330.

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

PHILIP TIETZE viola, with pianist Dana Burnett (Schubert, Bach, Brahms). Sunday, 8 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHOIRS, HALEVI CHOIR, AND K.A.M. ISAIAH ISRAEL CHOIR with cantors Deborah Bard and Alberto Mizrahi (Rossi, Saladin, Glick, Bernstein, Steinberg, Adler, Lewandowski, Janowski). Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

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

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free concert featuring violinist Michael Hall (Schnittke, Monologue). Next Sunday, February 27, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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

MARK VALENTI piano (Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Stravinsky). Next Sunday, February 27, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

VERMEER QUARTET Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-663-1628.

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). Saturday, 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). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

fairs & festivals

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights: Sunday, noon-5 PM, Sounds of Brazil, Lira Quartet, and others. 847-718-5691.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst: Friday, 1 PM, college bands & combos; 7 PM, Denis DiBlasio, Frank Mantooth, Byron Stripling, college bands & combos. Saturday, 1 PM, college bands & combos; 7 PM, Bob Florence Limited Edition Big Band, college bands & combos. Sunday, 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.

MAGGIE BROWN Free children's concert featuring songs from the African-American tradition. Thursday, February 24, 10:30 AM, Promontory Point Park, 5491-93 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-6620.

MICHAEL CHAPDELAINE performs eclectic guitar music. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago, Evanston. 312-554-6556. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Trowbridge Guitar Studio, 1748 W. Balmoral. 773-334-3214.

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

ELMHURST COLLEGE CHOIR performs the choral concert "Motown is Coming to Your Town." Next Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, 8 PM, and next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-5292 or 630-617-6100.

58 GROUP Music and dance ensemble performs a work by Ginger Farley and Cameron Pfiffner. Next Sunday, February 27, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Monday, Rob Cruz. 773-973-0250.

LITCHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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