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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

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

BRUCE COCKBURN Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

THE CURE Friday, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

FOLK IMPLOSION: ONE PART See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Tuesday, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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

GAS GIANTS Free in-store performance. Friday, 5:30 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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

AVIV GEFFEN See Spot Check; free concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-297-4803.

GO GO DEVILS perform at a 16-mm film "jamboree" and Tex Avery Birthday Film Fest. Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

RICHIE HAWTIN See Critic's Choice. "Live on the Decks" tour also features John Aquaviva, Hardfloor, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Nigel Richards, Paul Johnson & Paul Anthony, Michael Myers, Christopher Lawrence, Marcus & Niko, Dieselboy & MC Dub, Phantom 45 & Danny the Wildchild, RP Smack, 3D, Fonze de la Mota. Saturday, 10 PM, Harvey Expo Center, 17100 S. Halsted, Harvey. 773-404-9225.

JAMES "POOKIE" HUDSON & THE SPANIELS, GENE CHANDLER, ELDORADOS & OTHERS Next Saturday, March 4, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BONNIE KOLOC with bassist John Bany, percussionist Phil Gratteau, and pianist Don Stille. Monday, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-559-1212.

GENE MIKRUT Free in-store polka performance. Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Mardi Gras concert. Next Saturday, March 4, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

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

POWERMAN 5000, STATIC X, DOPE Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BAND at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Next Friday, March 3, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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

SUBFEYE CYSTSTEM, FREQUENCY LAB, DROWSY BIRDS, TRIPKILLER, ROBBIE ROB, LeDEUCE vs. MR. UNLUCKY Saturday, 9 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-645-7574.

TOM WAITS TRIBUTE CONCERT with Blue Meanies, Blacks, Plunging Necklines, Justin Roberts, Catherine Smitko, Nora O'Connor, Dag Juhlin, and Liam Davis; free admission. Thursday, March 2, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

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

VERBOW, KEPANO GREEN Next Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

VERTICAL HORIZON See Spot Check; free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

WARREN ZEVON, JILL SOBULE Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Saturday, Fruit. Next Friday, March 3, Paperboys, Satya Graha. Next Saturday, March 4, Alien DNA. Next Sunday, March 5, 8 PM, Fenians. 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, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dave the Drummer, DJ Love Bone. Saturday, Groove Armada. Wednesdays, 4 Fantasticos. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. Next Saturday, March 4, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. 312-266-2114.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Van Go (see Spot Check), Garden Bower, Saps. Saturday, Gabriel Stomp, Shimmer, Zipper. Sunday, 8 PM, Bash with Kemo Williams. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies. Thursday, Seamus. Next Friday, March 3, Venus Flycats, Cowslingers, Bottletones. Next Saturday, March 4, Sour, Telstar, Bent. 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, E.V. & friends. 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, Troy Petty, Milkbaby, Trouser. Saturday, Sugarfried Super O's, Drapes. Mondays, open mike. Next Friday, March 3, Clip, Gary Dacanay Band. Next Saturday, March 4, Zygota, Swells, Garden Bower. 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, Phantom 45, Mike Dearborn, 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.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Riptones. 773-525-8989.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, March 4, Blind Roosevelts. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, March 4, Wave. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, DJ Tim Morello. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesdays DJs spin. Next Friday, March 3, Mos Isley. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Serilian. Saturday, Hydrostatic Union. Next Friday, March 3, Four Letter Story. Next Saturday, March 4, Afterglow, Starr 69. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Soul Shakedown. Saturday, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, March 3, Whiskey Kitchen. Next Saturday, March 4, Maryanne & the Professors. 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, Some Day Soon. Saturday, 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, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide. 773-384-2547.

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

CHASERS 9003 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Next Saturday, March 4, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-470-8800.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Friday, March 3, Only Sons. Next Saturday, March 4, 8-Track. 847-524-9910.

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. Saturdays, DJ Frank Orall & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Next Friday, March 3, Mardi Gras party with members of the Flying Wallendas. 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. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MACANUDO 60 E. Walton: Saturday and next Saturday, March 4, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. Wednesday, 7 PM, Erin McDougald. 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: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin dance music (no cover). Saturday, 10:30 PM, Flaming Lips (see Spot Check), Ruby Grass. Next Friday, March 4, Bad Examples, Middle 8. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin 70s music. Saturday, Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, March 3, Domestic Problems. 847-541-4700.

D & J NITE SPOT 9743 Franklin, Franklin Park: Next Saturday, March 4, 9 PM, Ronny & the Rockits. 847-451-9720.

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 Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Friday, 8 PM, and Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Megon McDonough. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 PM, and next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 8 and 10:30 PM, Jack Donahue. Next Sunday, March 5, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, Mark Burnell. Thursdays, Dan Stetzel. 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 MC Fester 9000. Monday, DJs Todd & Chris A. spin punk. Tuesday, DJ Ladies of Victory & Skip. Thursday, DJ Girl Kris. 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, Waco Brothers, Box-O-Car, Cash Money. Saturday, 10 PM, Telemundo, Premium, Plastic Princess. Monday, 11 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge with Black Rob & Juice. Tuesday, 9 PM, Tommy Keane, Cells. Wednesday, 9 PM, Farm Team, Big Wow, Dago Red. Thursday, 9 PM, Bottle Rockets, Five Horse Johnson. Next Friday, March 3, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Pelvic Delta, Junken Groil. Next Saturday, March 4, 10 PM, Busker Soundcheck, Big Angry Fish, Giant Step, Cats & Jammers. Next Sunday, March 5, DJ Krust & Morgan, Dynamite MC, Yuval Gabay, DJ Ryn. 773-489-3160.

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

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, March 4, Five Guys Named Moe. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. Thursday, Then Again. Next Friday, March 3, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Jocelyn Weed. Saturday, Rubber. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, March 3, Blind Roosevelts. Next Saturday, March 4, Eleventh Hour. 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, Liquid Soul. Saturday, Mr. Blotto, Critics. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursday, Libido Funk Circus. Next Friday, March 3, Underwater People, Kevin Lee. Next Saturday, March 4, Quantum Leep, Dogs Undecided, Scottish. 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, Left Setter, Superbig, Spark. Saturday, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Doug Carn (see Critic's Choice), Jeff Parker & Chad Taylor, Typhanie Monique Trio. Sunday, Sumo. Monday, Lexie Bloor Band, Reign Dog. Tuesday, Cedarcase, Nathan Payne, Liquid Fire. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Cycle Something. Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM-2 AM, "Sonic Therapy" benefit concert with Casolando, Peking Turtle, Lexi Bloor, E-Mics, DJ Gabriel Palomo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Thursday, March 2, Rock Candy. Next Friday, March 3, the Blast. Next Saturday, March 4, Grovepliers. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Storm & Stress, Kevin Drumm, Jeremy Boyle & Matt Clark. Saturday, Elliott Smith, OK Go. Sunday, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin. Monday, the Race, Tekulvi, Hex. Thursday, Old #8, Pedal Steel Transmission, Central Fall. Next Friday, March 3, Dianogah, Drums & Tuba, Taking Pictures. Next Saturday, March 4, Emperor Penguin, Paul Newman & the French Kicks. Next Sunday, March 5, 9 PM, Two Dollar Guitar, Brokeback, DJ Jim O'Rourke. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Breakin' Strings. 630-916-6242.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 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: Friday, 10 PM-4 AM, Soma DJs Robert Oleysyck & Christopher Robin spin trance music. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Major Woody. Saturday, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). Next Friday, March 3, Cat's Eye. Next Saturday, March 4, Hearts in Armor. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Sleeping at Last, Now She's Gone, Stryder; 10 PM, Johnny Polonsky, the Girls, Number Zero. Saturday, 6 PM, American Heritage, Mile Marker, Kurt, Usurp Synapse, Bloody Tusk; 10 PM, Rollo Tomasi, Viza-Noir, Chalk. Sunday, 7 PM, Landos 45, Story So Far, Hysterics, Grand Marquis. Tuesday, the Motion, Evergreen Trio, Supercop. Wednesday, 8 PM, Spiveys, Mens Group, Bob City, Klienfelter. Thursday, 8 PM, Puta-pons, Pistol Whipped, Evil Beaver. Next Friday, March 3, 7 PM, Discount, Ambition Mission, Small Brown Bike, Sissies. Next Saturday, March 4, 5 PM, Full, Social Scare, Lonely Kings, 500 Hats, Rocks Pennycar; 9 PM, Dismemberment Plan, Franklin, Turing Machine, Wicked Farleys. Next Sunday, March 5, 6 PM, One King Down, Dead to the World, Synnecrosis; 10 PM, English Softhearts, Hamicks. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday and Saturday, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band. Thursday, 9 PM, Chicago Cajun Aces. Next Friday, March 3, 10 PM, NRBQ, Eddie Blazonczyk & His Versatones. Next Saturday, March 4, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Devil in a Woodpile. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, March 4, Good Day Bad Day. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Next Friday, March 3, Four Man Acoustic Band. Next Saturday, March 4, Mr. Meyers. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Hello Dave. Next Friday, March 3, Fabulous Janes. 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, Co-Pilot, Gui. Saturday, Leisure Dynamics, Justin Planasch Group, Dollar Love Plus. Monday, Dan Gillogiy. Next Friday, March 3, Rock & Roll Crown Band, Neon Jesus, Skullicious. Next Saturday, March 4, Pimp Genetics, Julius Drag. 773-489-5471.

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

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 10 PM, Honey West & Russ Long host the "In All Things Charity" benefit with members of La Gran Scena Opera Company. Saturdays, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sunday, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Next Saturday, March 4, 7 PM, benefit for Gerber/Hart Library with Honey West & Alexandra Billings. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Kara Delay & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Ciss Conner & Lex McCauley. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 10 PM, Nan Mason. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Michael McAssey. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Debbie Matt. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. 773-348-1053.

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

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

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. 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, Wombats, Granion. Saturday, Great Crusades, Young Fathers. Sunday, 9 PM, Life in General. Thursday, Flammable Dress, Lushtones. Next Friday, March 3, Mega Super Ultra, Uniform. Next Saturday, March 4, Echosend, Kimm Ladd. 773-472-5139.

HALL OF FAME LOUNGE Stardust Bowl, 37 Lorraine, Addison: Friday, 9 PM, Ronny & the Rockits. 630-833-1140.

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. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Olupus. Sunday, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner & friends. Thursday, 9 PM, Vincent Truman & friends. Next Friday, March 4, 10:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. Next Saturday, March 5, 10:30 PM, Diamonds & Rust. 773-465-8005.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Nora O'Connor. Wednesday, 10 PM, Casolando, Extra Very, Torben Floor, Buddy Revelles (no cover). Thursday, 9:30 PM, Monkey Paw, Blank Theory. Next Friday, March 3, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Sally Timms. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Camouflage Guru, Poonsapaya. Saturday, Waystation, Satya Graha. Next Friday, March 3, Freshwater Collins, 2 Strung Out. Next Saturday, March 4, Something for Joey. 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.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). Next Saturday, March 4, Wishing Well. 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, 6 PM, Indigo Girls (no cover); 9 PM, Superdiamond (Neil Diamond tribute band), New Duncan Imperials. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Vertical Horizon (see Spot Check), Pet Engine, Radford. Wednesday, Bumpus, Big Sweaty Men. Thursday, Freddie McGregor & friends. Next Friday, March 3, Bacon Brothers, Jeffrey Gaines. Next Saturday, March 4, Great White. Next Sunday, March 5, 7 PM, Acumen Nation, Atrixo, 1350 cc. 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: Saturday, 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, Why Store, Gertrude. Saturday, Why Store, Weed Street Band. Wedneday, Maggie's Weed. Thursday, Earatik Statik, Diverse, Sinekwanon, Thawfor. Next Friday, March 3, Rubygrass. Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, 10,000 Maniacs (Mardi Gras party and benefit for Make-A-Wish Foundation; call 312-943-8710, ext. 63 for tickets). 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, 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, Anne Savage. Thursday, DJ Falcon, Buffalo Bunch, Bear Who?. Next Saturday, March 4, Deepsky, Christopher Robin. 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.

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Bottle of Justice, Majestic (no cover). Saturday, Hello Dave (benefit concert for the band's stolen equipment). Next Friday, March 3, Clarks, Troll for Trout. Next Saturday, March 4, Underwater People, Clarks. 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. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, March 4, Duvalls. 773-384-1040.

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

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Slipstream. Next Saturday, March 4, I Rowboat, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. 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, Famous Brothers. Saturday, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band), Pistol Whipped, Alison Kenady. Wednesday, "Pop Wednesday" hosted by Phil Angotti. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, March 3, Pete Special Band. Next Saturday, March 4, 9:30 PM, Running Madd with Swindle Wendell, Ron Scampini Experience. 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, Mike Steele, 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 guest DJ Aloe. Tuesday, Kenny, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. 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. Saturday, I Decline, Present Situation. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Thursday, March 2, 8-10 PM, "quiet percussion" drum circle hosted by Rhythm Revolution. 773-506-4393, ext. 3.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, 9 PM, Moxy Fruvous, Sarah Slean. Tuesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, "Big C" Jamboree. Next Friday, March 3, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Tallulah, Drapes. 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.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Thursday, March 2, 8-Track. 630-513-6300.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, Snapcase (see Spot Check), Anti-Flag, By the Grace of God, Buried Alive; 11 PM, Black Sheep, Das EFX, Rubberoom, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Blue Meanies, Apocalypse Hoboken, Hot Stove Jimmy, Tossers, Arrivals, the Strike, Allister, Oblivion, Muchacha, Mary Tyler Morphine, Gaza Strippers, the Bomb, Bitchy. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Apollo Four Forty. Next Friday, March 3, 10 PM, Simple Simon, Rock Star Club, Spreaders, Waffle. Next Saturday, March 4, 7:30 PM, Yo La Tengo, Lambchop. 773-549-0203.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, March 5, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

MISS KITTY'S PLACE 634 Ogden, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Rich Matz. 630-357-2420.

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, Rose Polenzani, Stone, Andy Levenberg. Saturday, Miles Hunt, Chris Connelly, Michael Ferentino, Virginia. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesdays, Kat Parsons. 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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Gutterstar, Mascots. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 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 at 10 PM. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Saturday, Kryer. Thursday, Too Strung Out. Next Friday, March 3, Decades. Next Saturday, March 4, X-Sides. 847-885-7030.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Friday, 8 PM, Knolls, Grassy Knolls. 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Sumo, DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Baldwin Brothers, B-Movie Fiendz. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF, 33-1/3. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Saturday, 4 PM, Shades of Grey (benefit concert). Next Saturday, March 4, 9 PM, Dishwalla, Satya Graha. 708-388-8881.

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.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Next Saturday, March 4, Video Stars. 815-468-6666.

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, Deans, Lush Tones. Saturday, Chuck Cox Band, Backward Black, Urban Din, Greg Steele. Sunday, DJ Boz (Replacements tribute). Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Thursday, 3 Card Guts, Parade of Fools. Next Friday, March 3, Cedarcase, Secret Police. Next Saturday, March 4, Sherilyns.

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

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Thursday, March 2, Quantum Leep. 312-664-0777.

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

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Next Saturday, March 4, 9:30 PM, Stacey Early, Eric Ziegenhaggen, Barrie Cole, Jay Harris, West Town Slim, Painscale, Peter Renaud, Ray Rehayem, Sister Nagster (no cover). 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Next Friday, March 3, Selective Recall. Next Saturday, March 4, Sutherland. 630-924-9368.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: No cover. Sunday, 5:30 PM, Tom Coleman & Rich Matz. 630-428-4274.

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, DJs Josh Werner & Pepe Braddock. Saturday, 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, Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys (see Critic's Choice), Honeybees. Saturday, 10 PM, Domestic Problems, Granian. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Folk Implosion (One Part), Diane Izzo. Wednesday, 10 PM, Butterfly Child. Thursday, 8 PM, "Diamonds & Rust Band" with Joan Baez & Eliza Carthy. Next Friday, March 3, 10 PM, Slobberbone, Mount Pilot, Say ZuZu. Next Saturday, March 4, 10 PM, Blue Dogs, Fighting Gravity. Next Sunday, March 5, 8 PM, Brothers Creegan, Julie Doiron. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, March 4, Major Woody. 630-372-2900.

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, Dogs in the Tub, Lava. Saturday, Crystal Eye, Grain. Next Friday, March 3, Twelve Tone Row. 773-528-8438.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Next Friday, March 3, Dick Holiday & the Bamboo Gang. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Darrell Woodson, Todd Omotani. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abelorious spin deep Latin grooves. Monday, Jeff Pezatti. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Saturday, March 4, DJ Michelle, Furious Styles. Next Sunday, March 5, Norman Jay's Good Times Sound System. 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.

STARBUCKS COFFEE 3184 N. Clark: Sundays, 1 PM, Meisha Herron (free performance). 773-935-9270.

STARBUCKS COFFEE Piper's Alley, 210 W. North: Free performances at 8 PM. Friday, Larry O. Dean. Saturday, Ticklepenny Corner. 312-867-0186.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Cads, Molasses, Zambow. Next Friday, March 3, 9:30 PM, Milkbaby, Discovery Spray, Mainstream. 773-278-6600.

TALES 702 N. River Rd., Mount Prospect: Next Friday, March 3, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-298-7487.

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, La Causa, El Guado, Peso Azgeca. Saturday, Big Wow, Love Kit, Jumbotron, Trolli. Sunday, Chicago Beat Clinic DJs. Wednesday, Peace Treaty, Red Shift, Double Helix. Thursday, Headcase, B-Movie Fiendz, Shamous. Next Friday, March 3, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, American Dream, Stick Fight. Next Saturday, March 4, Monkey Paw, Quik Kid, Sugar Fried Superior. 773-472-6900.

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.

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.

UNCLE SNORKY'S 6319 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday, March 3, Soul Fix. Next Saturday, March 4, Shag. 708-749-7995.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Friday, 8 PM, Jim Roll, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. Saturday, 8 PM, Kevin So, Al Rose. Sunday, 7 PM, Ripley Caine, Kepano Green, Ethan Sellers. Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, Joy Eden Harrison, Kelly Kessler, Ripley Caine, Summer Chance, Antje, Ellen Rosner, Dolly Varden. 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." Sunday, Jesse de la Peña, DJs Joe Glover & Lee Farmer. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, Then Again. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, March 3, Flapjacks, Vinyl. Next Saturday, March 4, Third Leg, Trippin' Billies. 773-929-1300.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Rebecca's Statue. Saturday, Revolver. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Flex Crew. Saturday, Carl Brown, Roots Stems & Branches, Thula Sizwe. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Deals Gone Bad. Next Friday, March 3, John Brown's Body, Dub Flex. Next Saturday, March 4, Gizzae, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 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.

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 Saturday, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500. Next Sunday, March 5, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CHICAGO SONGWRITERS COLLECTIVE Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAVE COADY Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, auditorium, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

FLATLANDERS See Critic's Choice. Thursday, March 2, 8 PM (Ana Egge opens), Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212. Next Saturday, March 4, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

GAELIC STORM Next Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM, Carl Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-3146.

IRISH ROVERS Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

BONNIE KOLOC with bassist John Bany, percussionist Phil Gratteau, and pianist Don Stille. Monday, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

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

KRISTIN LEMS Sunday, 3 PM (free performance with guests Carol Lems-Dworkin, Peggy Lipschutz, and others), Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston. 847-491-6397. Then next Sunday, February 5, 7 PM (with Mike Hughes), Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

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

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

SMALL POTATOES, KATE McDONNELL Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JAMES YELLOWBANK Performs and offers a discssion in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the battle at Wounded Knee. Free admission. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Saint Francis House of Hospitality, 4652 N. Kenmore. 773-561-5073.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, Yonder Mountain String Band. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursdays, Pure Drop Folk Club hosted by Christy Barry. Next Sunday, March 5, 8 PM, Fenians. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, March 2, Nob Hill Boys. Next Friday, March 3, O'Carolan's Daughters. Next Saturday, March 4, David & Marion. 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.

CARIBOU COFFEE 3424 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, March 4, On the Mainline. 773-529-4902.

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.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 9 PM. Next Friday, March 3, John Williams, Jim DeWan, Joseph Sobol, Brendan McKinney, Maureen O'Shea. Next Saturday, March 4, Liz Carroll, Laurence Nugent, Dennis Cahill. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Irish sessiun; 9 PM, Pat Broaders, Jimmy Moore. 773-473-5263.

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 Nan 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.

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

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, the What. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, On the Mainline. Next Saturday, March 4, David HB Drake. 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. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Craig Champlin (in the Red Line Tap). Next Saturday, March 5, 10:30 PM, Diamonds & Rust. Next Sunday, March 5, 8 PM, "Irish Jubilee" features musicians, poets, and storytellers. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 9 PM, Jenny McCarthy, Sue McClelland, Kelly Kessler, Beth Lodge-Rigal, Nancy Walker, Laura Doherty. Next Friday, March 3, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Sally Timms. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub at 9 PM. Next Friday, March 3, Burren Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. Next Saturday, March 4, Padraig Durkin. 773-282-7035.

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Terry Spizzirri. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. 847-566-7044 .

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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Next Friday, March 3, 9:30 PM, Mike Acas, Jim Early. 773-489-9554.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 8 PM, Jim DeWan, Brendan Bulger, Alexa Ramirez. Wednesday, 10 PM, Alan Kelly, Laurence Nugent Band. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Next Saturday, March 4, 7 PM, open mike & sing-along. 847-836-6278.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Next Saturday, March 4, Lootheads. 630-513-6300.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Kindred Spirits, Douglas Greene Trio. Next Saturday, March 4, Michael Kelsey. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Tom Dundee & friends. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Saturday, March 4, Ben Porter, Chris Parsley. 773-743-3355.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Friday and Saturday, 9 PM, Billy Joe Shaver. Next Saturday, March 4, 9:30 PM, Stacey Early, Eric Ziegenhaggen, Barrie Cole, Jay Harris, West Town Slim, Painscale, Peter Renaud, Ray Rehayem, Sister Nagster (no cover). 312-243-1246.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 10 PM, Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys (see Critic's Choice), Honeybees. Sunday, 8 PM, Rose Polenzani, John Kimler. Thursday, 8 PM, "Diamonds & Rust Band" with Joan Baez & Eliza Carthy. 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, Skip Gorman. Next Friday, March 3, Diane Ippel. 630-969-9720.

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

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Friday, 7 PM, Phil Dunavan; 10 PM, Julie Frost. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

DUECES WILD Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

FISK JUBILEE SINGERS Free concert. Saturday, 1:30 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600.

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

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

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

VANDERCOOK COLLEGE OF MUSIC CONCERT CHOIR performs African American spirituals under the direction of Dr. Peter Jermihov; free admission. Sunday, 4 PM, Metropolitan Community Church, 4100 S. King Dr. Tuesday, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-225-6288 or 800-448-2655.

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. Saturday, Chris Beard. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, March 3, James Solberg. Next Saturday, March 4, J.B. Ritchie. 847-776-9850.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Curtis Crawford Blues Trio. 630-406-0008.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Monday, Doug McDonald Band with Zora Young. Tuesday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Shirley Johnson. 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, March 3 and 4, Johnny B. Moore Band. 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, Cicero Blake & friends. Saturday, Eddie C. Campbell. Sunday, Vino Louden. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Rockin' Johnny & Little Arthur. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Next Friday, March 3, Big Jack Johnson. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Riptones. Saturday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Wednesday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, March 4, Pistol Pete. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, David "Honeyboy" Edwards. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, March 4, Craig Kinney. 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, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Saturday, John Primer, Jimmy Burns (see Critic's Choice). Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesday, Ken Saydak Band. Wednesday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thursday, Sam Lay. Next Friday, March 3, Boozoo Chavis, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Saturday, March 4, W.C. Clark, Little Whitey & the Castle Rockers. 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, Saturday, and 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, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Saturday, Eric Lambert Band. 630-513-0074.

CLUB 222 222 Main, Saint Charles: Saturday, 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, Joanna Connor; 9:30 PM, Bonnie Lee. Saturday, Lonnie Shields. Sunday, Phil Guy. Monday, Nate Turner. Tuesday, Tommy McCracken. Wednesday, Jimmy Burns (see Critic's Choice). Thursday, John Primer. Next Friday, March 3, 5 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Roy Hytower. Next Saturday, March 4, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. Next Sunday, March 5, Byther Smith. 312-266-2400.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Saturday, 10 PM, HighTones. 773-685-8083.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Redeye Express. Thursday, Joe Kelley Blues Band. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Thursday, March 2, Little Whitey & the Castle Rockers. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Saturday, March 4, Blues Swingers. 630-416-4898.

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

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, midnight-2 AM, blues jam with Fernando Jones. 773-373-6292.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Studebaker John. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, March 4, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 708-484-3610.

HARRY G'S 801 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music after 7:30 PM. Saturday, Ronny & the Rockits. 847-397-7750.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, Phil Armetta. 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. Friday, Ron LaFleur Band. Next Friday, March 3, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys Band. Next Saturday, March 4, Liz Mandville-Greeson. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Sandra Hall, 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, March 3 and 4, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sunday, Mel Collins Celebration (benefit concert). Wednesday, Shirley King & the SKBs. Thursdays, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday, March 3, Johnny Drummer. Next Saturday, March 4, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 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, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. Thursday, Grande Marquis. Next Friday, March 3, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, March 4, Pat Smillie Band. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Rumblecats. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Margo & Strictly Southside. 708-863-2000.

MILL RACE INN 4 E. State, Geneva: Next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 9:30 PM, Screaming Bluedogs. 630-232-2030.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Next Saturday, March 4, Big Guitars From Memphis. 773-252-1155.

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

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, 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, Howard & the White Boys. Saturday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wednesday, Devlin & Dietel. Next Friday, March 3, Mississippi Heat. Next Saturday, March 4, Pete Special. 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, Blue Groove. Next Friday, March 3, open blues jam with Gallon. 773-463-4729.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, "Westside Blues Extravaganza" with Jimmy Burns (see Critic's Choice), Detroit Jr., Mad Dog Lester, and Eddie Taylor Jr. Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, March 3, Pistol Pete. Next Saturday, March 4, 10 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starliters. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Rockin' Johnny. Tuesday, Gregg Rockingham. Thursday, Fat Time. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Saturday, March 4, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Willy Phillips Blues Band. Saturday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thursday, March 2, 4:30 PM, Phil Barron & the Tremblors (no cover). 312-441-9334.

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

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

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

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

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

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Saturday, 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.

jazz

concerts

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

BANJO BUDDIES DIXIELAND BAND Next Sunday, March 5, 4 and 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts works by King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong to celebrate Mardi Gras. Thursday, March 2, 7 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 312-344-6245.

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

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Tuesday, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

JON FADDIS WITH THE CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND AND JAMES MOODY Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

VON FREEMAN & FRIENDS Free concert. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

JAZZ X-TET Thursday, March 2, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

JIM KULL QUINTET, TERRY ANDREW QUINTET Next Saturday, March 4, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

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.

MANODHARMA TRIO Free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

MICHAEL MASON EXPLORATORY ENSEMBLE Saturday, 8 PM, Barrington Area Arts Council, 207 Park, Barrington. 847-382-5626.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH ANDY GOODRICH Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS & JAZZ LAB BAND under the direction of Timothy Robblee. Next Saturday, March 4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBO & LAB BAND Free concert. Thursday, March 2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAVID SANBORN Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

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

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

MATT WILSON See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Saturday, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

BOBBI WILSYN & FRIENDS Friday, 8 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-667-1618.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Redd Holt 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, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Brass Blend with John Young, John Bany, Martin Bany, George Bean & Tom Garling. Thursday, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman 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. Wednesday through next Sunday, March 5, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

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 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, March 2, Kara Kesselring Duo. 630-942-9463.

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

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

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, pianist Professor John. 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, Libby York 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, March 3, 5:30 PM, Joanie Pallatto Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Milt Trenier Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sunday, 5 PM, Greg Fishman & Nick Tountas. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. 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, pianist Tim Green. 312-337-4001.

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

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

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Saturday, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Doug Carn (see Critic's Choice), Jeff Parker & Chad Taylor, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Chris Speed's Yeah-No Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, March 4, Airborne. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Marcus Jefferson Duo. Next Friday, March 3, Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, March 4, Morpheus. 847-718-9272.

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

FIRESIDE BEVERLY 10730 S. Western: Next Sunday, March 5, 5-8 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-779-3606.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Brienn Perry & Frieda Lee. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, 9:30 PM, Detour. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sunday, 8 PM, Margaret Murphy Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter-Rich Fudoli Quintet. Next Friday, March 3, Robert Irving III's School of Cool. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Matt Wilson Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Matt Wilson Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, Malachi Thompon's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz. Next Sunday, March 5, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. Next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, Black Earth Ensemble. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Ed Wilkerson/Nikki Mitchell Quartet. Next Friday, March 3, 10 PM, Isotope 217. 312-362-9707.

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: Friday, 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, Hank Crawford Quartet. Tuesday through next Sunday, March 5, Terence Blanchard Sextet. 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: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 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. Friday, Charles Kim Ensemble. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Friday and Saturday, 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.

MELTING POT COFFEE HOUSE 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Saturday, 8:30 PM, Julie V. & Company. 708-647-8202.

METAMORPHOSIS 13 E. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Music from 1-3 PM Saturdays; no cover. Saturday, 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: Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Eric Roth & Kyle Bruckman. Sunday, 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 8 PM, Bottomless Four. 773-743-3355.

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. Saturday, Doug Blake. 847-266-1667.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Frank Portolese Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, Larry Novak 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, 7 PM, Eric Schneider. Monday, 6 PM, Libby York. Tuesdays 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, Greg Sergo Quartet. Saturday, Greg Sergo Quartet. Sunday, Bradley Young Trio. Monday, 8:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, March 3, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Next Saturday, March 4, Greg Pasenko Quartet. Next Sunday, March 5, Peter Roothaan Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Elijah Levi Trio. Saturday, Elijah Levi Trio, Fred Simon Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesday, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursday, Rockin' Johnny Burgin Trio. Next Friday, March 3, 7 and 9 PM, Highland Park High School Jazz Band (benefit concert to support the band's upcoming trip to China); Elijah Levi Trio. Next Saturday, March 4, Elijah Levi Trio/Wallace Burton Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Steve Sandner Trio. Next Sunday, March 5, Maureen Christine Quartet. 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.

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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Next Sunday, March 5, 9 PM, Rob Zettl, Scott Mason & Steve Strunk. 773-878-0894.

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. Friday, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mike Plog Trio. Wednesday, Kevin Kizer Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Friday, March 3, Eric Allen Trio. Next Saturday, March 4, Juli Wood 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, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Juli Wood Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Saturday, March 4, Geof Bradfield 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.

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, Fred Anderson with Tatsu Aoki & Chad Taylor. Saturday, Fred Anderson with Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. Sundays, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, Tatsu Aoki with Elijah Levi & George Freeman. Next Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, School Days with Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, and Paal Nilssen-Love. 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

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

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

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-559-1212.

MANODHARMA TRIO Free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARIACHI REAL GUADALAJARA perform 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.

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. Sunday, noon-5 PM, Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-5691.

ORQUESTA ISLA "Salsa y sangria" Latin dance party. Saturday, 8 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

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

TZIGANKA RUSSIAN FOLK ENSEMBLE Monday, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

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.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Steve Mazurowski. 708-848-3434.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Saturday, 9 PM, west African drumming with Da'Houi. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

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 Eliezer y Su Orquesta. 773-395-0066.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wednesday, 10 PM, Casolando with Ruby Grass, Torben Floor, and Extravery (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 7 PM, exhibition opening for "tribute to Oswaldo Guayasamin" features music by Raiz Viva, guitarist Steven Vazquez, and William Cepeda's Afrorican Jazz (proceeds benefit Colombian organizations for displaced persons). Saturday, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orchestra, William Cepeda's Afrorican Jazz. Next Saturday, March 4, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Latin dance lessons Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM with DJs on Fridays and live salsa/merengue bands after 11 PM on Saturdays. Saturday, 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: Friday, 8 PM, "Noche Latina" with poet Jose Bono and guitarist Nalini, Ciuatl, Gonzalo Cordova, Nelson Sosa & others. 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: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

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

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, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

classical

AMSTERDAM LOEKI STARDUST QUARTET (Palestrina, Frescobaldi, Scheidt, Vivaldi, Bach, Pachelbel, Geysten, Caldini). Sunday, 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). Sunday and next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 630-960-2251.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a free program of South American music. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

ARS VIVA ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with soprano Elisabeth Kainz and baritone Lauri Vasar in an all-Mozart program. Next Sunday, March 5, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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

DANIEL BARENBOIM piano (Mozart, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Albeniz). Sunday, 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. Saturday, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller, conductor (Gillaume de Machaut, Busnois, Ockeghem, Forestier, Perotin, Gregorian chant). Saturday, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sunday, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club of Chicago, 1300 N. Dearborn. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE AND ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Steven Blackwelder conducts 18th-century Mexican music (Franco, Jerusalem, Campuzano, Fernandes, Mora, and others). Next Saturday, March 4, 7:30 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Thomas Weyland, conductor, with soprano Aruna Serbanescu and violinist Iordanka Kissiova (Bach, Shostakovich). Next Sunday, March 5, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 630-369-9827.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS AND HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES in joint performance (Britten, Vaughan Williams, Barber, Thompson, Grainger, Tavener, Halloran). Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbia, Oak Park. 773-561-2424 or 312-461-0723.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Carter, Falla). See Critic's Choice. Thursday, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano (Mozart, Mahler). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Scott J. Arkenberg, conductor (Walton, Thompson, Stevens, and others). Sunday, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Free admission; advance tickets required. Monday, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in an open rehearsal. Next Saturday, March 4, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT with violinist Joseph Glymph in a free concert (Haydn, R. Strauss). Sunday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-341-1521.

SUSAN COOK saxophone, in a free concert (Piazzolla, Larsson, Villa-Lobos, Rands). Sunday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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

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

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES Clayton Parr and Shaelyn Boos, conductors (Brahms, Schubert, Hassler, and others). Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a joint concert. Free admission. Next Sunday, March 5, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Wednesday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Richard Zielinski conducts "The World in Song." Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with pianist Leon Bates (Rachmaninoff, Ticheli, Stravinsky). Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, and next Sunday, March 5, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

CARTER ENYEART AND NANCY HUMPHREY cello and harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Next Sunday, March 5, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4459 or 847-446-9515.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE performs music of John McCabe. Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000. 773-325-2000.

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

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR sings in a religious service (Bach, Telemann). Sunday, 4 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-366-6900.

LA GRAN SCENA OPERA Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 2:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 3 PM, Enigma Saxophone Quartet performs contemporary music (Misurell-Mitchell, Xenakis, Feld, Morehead). 312-362-9707.

BRENDA HUANG piano, in an all-Chopin recital. Next Friday, March 3, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons conducts a program of Russian music (Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin). Next Sunday, March 5, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

VADIM LANDO AND PIPPA BORISY clarinet and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Lutoslawski, Poulenc, Kalliwoda). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

LANG LANG piano (Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Balakirev). Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar (Bach, Johnson, Sor, de Lucia). Sunday, 2 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

LUDMILA LAZAR AND MARY SCANLAN perform music for two pianos. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

MAX LEVINSON violin (Beethoven, Ravel, Schumann). Next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Saturday, 6 PM, Wednesday, 1:30 PM, and next Saturday, March 4, 6 PM, Semyon Bychkov, conductor, with soprano Jane Eaglen and tenor Ben Heppner (Wagner, Tristan und Isolde). Sunday, 2 PM, and next Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Leech (Bizet, Carmen). Thursday, March 2, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Vincenzo La Scola and soprano Ruth Ann Swenson (Donizetti, The Elixir of Love). 312-332-2244.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS in a "Chamber Music Musicale." Sunday, 2 PM, the Georgian, 422 Davis, Evanston. 847-328-9998.

ALBERTO MIZRAHI cantor, with the George Mgrdichian Ensemble and others in a free program of cantorial, Sephardic, and operatic music. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5126.

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

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

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents mezzo-soprano Maria del Rosario and violist Kristin Figard in a free concert. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert featuring baritone Andrew Schultze and tenor Trevor Mitchell. Thursday, March 2, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-742-7529.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS with pianists Barbara Geis and William Buhr (Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem). Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs music of 17th-century France and Italy (Butler, Young, Castello, Fontana, Rognoni). Thursday, March 2, 3 PM (open rehearsal), and next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3610.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP AND NEW TUNER'S THEATER perform two one-act operas by Ilya Levinson. Next Friday and Sunday, March 3 and 5, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL features soprano Jane Kenas, baritone Ronald Combs, clarinetist Irwin Heller, soprano Phyllis Hurt, tenor Daniel Kane, and pianists Michael Melton and Steven Zivin. Tuesday, 1:40 PM, and next Friday, March 3, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, south campus, Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Rodney Dorsey, conductor. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY ARTS PLAYERS (Part, Reich, Verbey, Fox, Kondo). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS (Debussy, Lauridsen, J.C. Bach). Next Sunday, March 5, 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). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with cellist Una O'Riordan and pianists Phyllis Chen and Hyejin Lee (Bloch, Chopin, Ravel). Next Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 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." Sunday, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-4000.

JEFFREY PANKO piano (Bach, Brahms, Beethoven). Monday, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

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

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Next Saturday, March 4, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. 312-341-1521.

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

CHRISTIAN ROOS piano, in a free concert. Next Friday, March 3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ST. LUKE'S CHOIRS with organ and brass ensemble in "Hymn Festival." Next Sunday, March 5, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with Healing Harps and others (Mozart, Beethoven). Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Zion Lutheran Church, Second and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, with pianist Arcadi Volodos (Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich). Wednesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KIMBERLY SCHMIDT AND TERREE SHOFNER pianos (Schumann, Liszt). Friday, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

LEONORA SUPPAN-GEHRICH piano, in a free recital. Next Sunday, March 4, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

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). Sunday, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with violist Michael Hall (Schnittke, Milew, Lampkin, Huydts, Flagello, Epstein). Sunday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:30 PM), Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff). Next Saturday, March 4, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 58th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor (Berlioz, Grainger, Arnold, Maslanka, Cheetham, Cese, Porter). Sunday, 7 PM, Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

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

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

miscellaneous

AGAPE RINGERS handbell ensemble in a free concert. Next Sunday, March 5, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

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

ELMHURST COLLEGE CHOIR performs the choral concert "Motown is Coming to Your Town." Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 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. Sunday, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

KIDS FARE: INCREDIBLE JOURNEY Children's discussion and demonstration about music, movement, and drama. Next Saturday, March 4, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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