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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

PAUL ANKA Saturday, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BAILEY Barbra Streisand tribute. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

DAN BAUMAN performs on theremin as a musical guest to the performance piece/talk show Bring Me the Head of Del Close. Saturday, midnight, Playground Theater, 3341 N. Lincoln. 773-250-3004.

BOXHEAD ENSEMBLE accompanies a screening of the film Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back. Tuesday, 9 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289.

BUCKINGHAMS, IDES OF MARCH, CRYAN' SHAMES Next Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JULIE & JANNA CARDIA Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860.

CHARLATANS UK , STEREOPHONICS See Spot Check. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

COLETTE at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Next Friday, April 7, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

EDGAR CRUZ Friday, 8 PM, Bluejays' Roost, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

D'ANGELO, MOS DEF See Critic's Choice. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Saturday, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DRAG KING, EMPLOYEE NUMBER FIVE, JOHN GREENFIELD'S ROCK BAND, VJ DARRELL at a benefit party for the Chicago Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Friday, 8 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 312-322-1761 or 773-381-6507.

ERIK M, TV POW See Post No Bills; free admission. Saturday, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

FFH Next Sunday, April 9, 6 PM, Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day, Deerfield. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

FUNKADESI, ULELE, DJ WARP with West African dance troupe Minianka and African drum ensemble Spirits SOA. Next Friday, April 7, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BETH HART BAND, JOHN OSZAJCA Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

HELLO DAVE, DOMESTIC PROBLEMS, NADAS Saturday, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

KURT WEILL CABARET NIGHTS Tribute concert with Jenny Magnus & Jeff Kowalkowski, the Jim Gailloreto Quartet, Grazyna Auguscik, the Ken & Jim Show, Kenneth Gayle, and others. Wednesday and next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

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

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS perform at the American Diabetes Association Jump Jazz & Squeal Gala. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water. 312-346-1805.

MR. BLOTTO, ZEN TRICKSTERS Friday, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PAUL OAKENFOLD, DAVE RALPH Friday, 9 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ONE TOUCH OF VENUS Kurt Weill and Ogden Nash's musical performed by an ensemble cast with Liz Callaway. Thursday, April 6, through next Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500.

GREGG OPELKA performs at the annual dinner of the International Save the Pun Foundation. Saturday, 6 PM, Como Inn, 546 N. Milwaukee. 773-973-3523.

CARLOS ORTEGA performs as a musical guest to the performance piece/talk show Bring Me the Head of Del Close. Friday, midnight, Playground Theater, 3341 N. Lincoln. 773-250-3004.

PEDRO THE LION See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

REMEMBER ROME Free concert. Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

SMOKEY ROBINSON with comedian George Willborn. Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6000 or 312-559-1212.

SIN ORDEN, DZIECI CZARNOBYLA, DIPISIS, DJ SOMBIONX at a benefit party for the Autonomous Zone. Next Friday, April 7, 8:30 PM, 2328 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-6019 or 773-862-9609.

DAN STETZEL performs a tribute to Stephen Sondheim with Colleen McHugh, Marilynn Bogetich, Kevin Barthel, and Bill Scharpen. Free admission. Thursday, April 6, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SUPREMES WITH MARY WILSON Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500

UNDERGROUND ANARCHIST PARTY DJs spin punk, hip-hop, and house music at a benefit for the Anarchist Building Project. Saturday, 9 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-394-0615.

YOUNGSTOWN Free concert. Next Sunday, April 9, 2-6 PM, Spring Hill Mall, 1072 Spring Hill Mall West, Dundee. 847-428-2200.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Alice Peacock, Heatersons, Cads. Saturday, Buzzards, Rebel Rousers. Tuesday, "Chick Singer Night" with Gloria Moreno, Kathie Mills & Elaine Dame. Next Friday, April 7, J for Jules, the Shots. 773-478-4408.

ALCOCK'S 411 S. Wells: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Voodoo Jones, Big Daddy Roaches. 312-922-1778.

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 10 PM. 312-942-9999.

ARENA SPORTS CLUB 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Next Saturday, April 8, 9 PM, Afrodisiacs. 630-832-3742.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Nocturno, Rick Guerraro, Oscar Alcantar & Luis Segura. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, 9 PM, Asian American Rock Showcase with Kim, National Trust, Mirroramerica, Sweeder, and Sinister Luck Ensemble. Saturday, Country Melvins, the Strike, Polkaholics. Sunday, Zygota. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies, Phantom 3. Thursday, Gowhead, Bad Cat. Next Friday, April 7, Harmless, Help, Havox. Next Saturday, April 8, Bombay Bicycle Co., Drapes, DJ Vu. 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. Friday, Jesse de la Peña, Preeyse, Single Minded Pros, PNS, 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, Lucid, Pillowmints, Seamus. Saturday, Quasar Wut-Wut, Hypno Fugue, Maria Bluz. Monday, 9:30 PM, Shelly Miller; 10 PM, open mike. Thursday, Dears, Red Dawg & the Apostles of Funk, Gouda. Next Friday, April 7, Sofia Ramona, Hired Goons. Next Saturday, April 8, Justin Planasch Group. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursday, Colette, Gene Farris. 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. Friday, John Pizzarelli Trio (see Spot Check). Saturday, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Next Saturday, April 8, 9:30 PM, Rico. 773-581-0397.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Tom Carey Band. Next Saturday, April 8, Shag. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Hearts in Armor. Next Saturday, April 8, New Invaders. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesday, Mystery Cats. Next Friday, April 7, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Buckethead. Saturday, Bello. Next Friday, April 7, Dr. Kinetic. Next Saturday, April 8, Flinch, Subversives. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Paula & the Seventh Son. Saturday, Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, April 7, Neighborhood. Next Saturday, April 8, Bamboo Groove. 773-528-0888.

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

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

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Fridays, 9 PM, dueling pianos with Mick Archer & friends. 630-778-6350.

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

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. 773-624-0647.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Hide. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Sandra Lee Band. Saturday, Jostelen Weed. Next Friday, April 7, Urban Underground. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, American English. Thursday, 9 PM, Maggie Speaks. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Monday, 10:30 PM, Daisy Mae's Birthday Party. Wednesday, 11:30 PM, salsa dance contest and benefit for Minority Outreach Intervention Project. Next Sunday, April 9, "Queen Size" drag show with Daisy Mae & Purple Haze, 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. 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.

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

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Thursday, April 6, Roger Sanchez. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Next Friday, April 7, 10:30 PM, Nine 24, Crush. 773-327-1662.

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

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Friday, 8 PM, Urban Twist; 10:30 PM, Patty Morabito. Saturday, 6 and 8:30 PM, Cory Jamison (tribute to Hoagy Carmichael). Sundays, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Patty Morabito. Thursday, 8 PM, Joe Vito & Carole March. Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Next Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, Moonglow; 10:30 PM, Sarah Motes. 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 10 PM. Thursdays, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJs Mark & Pete. Monday, DJ Mark spins punk, DJs Larry & Joe H. Tuesday, DJs Kenny & Scot spin metal. Wednesday, DJ Jon Langford spins country music. Thursday, DJ Girl Kris spins northern soul. 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. Sundays, DJs Tony & Frank Cano. Saturdays, 7-9 PM, "Hot Boyz" male revue. 773-267-0090.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Dirty Three (see Critic's Choice), Storm and Stress, Disaster Action Team. Saturday, 10 PM, Cupcakes, Cells. Sunday, 7 PM, Pimps, Papa Roach, Ill Root. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Hustler, Pistolero, Havox. Thursday, 9 PM, Great Apes, Pound Seven, Ted Ansani. Next Friday, April 7, 10 PM, Buddy Revelles, Drapes, Wes Hollywood. Next Saturday, April 8, 10 PM, Catherine Wheel. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, Derrick Carter & Lego. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Shortcuts. Next Saturday, April 8, Fuzz. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Friday, 10 PM, DMV DJs spin bhangra, Hindi, hip-hop, and house, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. Thursdays, DJ Myke T & guests. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Libido Funk Circus. Saturday, Critics. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, April 7, Four Man Acoustical Band. Next Saturday, April 8, Cats Under the Stars. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Then Again, Whitey O'Day. Saturday, Pat McCurdy, Jim Hennning. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, April 7, Loose Screws, Revolver, Graeywulf. Next Saturday, April 8, Rubber, Matt Feddermann. 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, Box-o-car, Mark Watson Band, Poonsapaya. Saturday, 9 PM, Baby Ray, Flippin Minnows, Bombpop, Area Man, Gayle Ritt. Sunday, Sumo, Project 9. Monday, E-Mics, Dante's Burlesque Revival. Tuesday, Ophur, 50 Grit, Darwin. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Mabel Mabel. Thursday, Kampfire Kowboys, Steepwater. Next Friday, April 7, Extravery, Sugarspin, Valve. Next Saturday, April 8, Butterside Down, Young Blood Brass Band, Soul Shakedown. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Eleventh Hour. Saturday, Bill Bixby Experience. Thursday, Rock Candy. Next Friday, April 7, the Blast. Next Saturday, April 8, Core. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Zen Guerrilla (see Critic's Choice), Nebula (see Critic's Choice), the Go. Saturday, Cash Audio (see Spot Check), Dishes, Competitorr. Sunday, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with guests Steve Tang & Ken Meier. Monday, Panicsville, Brain Transplant, Metaluxx. Thursday, 7 PM, Tony Allen (see Post No Bills); 10 PM, Les Savy Fav, Love As Laughter, Lifter Puller. Next Friday, April 7, Spool, DJ Jhno, Atmospheric Audio Chair. Next Saturday, April 8, Verbena, Black Halos, Gimmicks. 773-276-3600.

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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Friday, Soma DJ Christopher Robin. Thursdays, Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Who's This Mary?, Loomis. Saturday, Major Woody. Next Friday, April 7, Silent Lucidity (Queensryche tribute band). Next Saturday, April 8, No Quarter (Led Zeppelin tribute band). 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 7 PM, MU330, Potshot, Peacocks; 10:30 PM, Metalux, Unshown, Love 666. Saturday, 5 PM, Pezz, Muchacha, Go Fast; 9 PM, Pedro the Lion (see Spot Check), Very Secretary, T.W. Walsh. Sunday, 1 PM, benefit for the Brian Deneke Memorial Committee (see Spot Check) with Arrivals, Deals Gone Bad, Lawrence Arms, American Heritage, Mary Tyler Morphine, Rocks Pennycar, Landos 45, and Tractorboy; 8 PM, the Make Up, Dead Meadow. Tuesday, 8 PM, Figgs (see Spot Check), Selby Tigers, Swisher. Wednesday, 8 PM, Les Savy Fav, Love As Laughter, Pinehurst Kids, Madam Estrella. Thursday, Stratford Mercenaries (see Spot Check), the Strike, Trepan Nation, Landos 45. Next Friday, April 7, 6 PM, Nymb, Tiara, Keleton DMD, Sharkquest; 10 PM, Zeke, Hookers, Bulimics. Next Saturday, April 8, Ultraman, Tanka Ray. Next Sunday, April 9, Slackers, Skavossas. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. Next Saturday, April 8, 10 PM, Slugs, Heatersons. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Friday, J. Davis Trio. 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. Saturday, Tumbleweeds. Thursday, Shawn & Jenell. Next Saturday, April 8, Scott Berendt & the US Project. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Kato the Houseboy. Saturday, Video Stars. Next Friday, April 7, Satya Graha. Next Saturday, April 8, Rockin' Johnny. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Only Sons. Saturday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Next Friday, April 7, Heatersons. 630-416-4898.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, B.K. Read Blues Band, John Bull Locomotive. Saturday, Dead Steel Mill. Next Friday, April 7, Justin Planasch Group. Next Saturday, April 8, Slipstream. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Next Saturday, April 8, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sunday, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Tuesday through next Friday, April 7, 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Sundays and Mondays, 9:30 PM, Nan Mason. 773-348-1053.

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

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Jason Jones. 773-549-3232.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, April 7, MVP, Pelvic Delta. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sunday, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Pong Unit. 773-878-5552.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. 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, Extravery, Berber. Saturday, Oh My God, Cedar Case. Thursday, Lemmings. Next Friday, April 7, Rain Kings, Almighty Rodgerers. Next Saturday, April 8, Telstar, Bent, Jennifer Peterson. 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S 1 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Saturday, 9 PM, Rico. 847-577-2525.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, MacDonald Chamberlain. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Friday and Saturdays, Matt Warren. 312-236-4355.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Next Saturday, April 8, Soul Pigs. 815-741-9207.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9 PM, "Love, Lawyers, and Debt" benefit with John Stirratt & Leroy Bach, Andrew Bird, Bobby Conn, Tallulah, Diane Izzo, Archer Prewitt, I Rowboat, Kennett Brothers, and Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the Hots, Tijuana Bibles. Wednesday, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Slugs, Sarge, Cash Audio (see Spot Check). Next Friday, April 7, 9 PM, "Chic A Go Go Variety Show" with Cats & Jammers, Kim, Goblins, Cynthia Plaster Caster, M.O.T.O., Alan Gillett, and puppets and movies. Next Saturday, April 8, 9 PM, benefit for Tuesday's Child. 773-227-4433.

HOB NOB NIGHT CLUB 4419 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake: Next Friday, April 7, Only Sons. 815-459-7234.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Roadhouse Dogs, Dreaming Tree. Saturday, PBR Street Band, XLR8. Next Friday, April 7, Trial by Z, Sun Valley. Next Saturday, April 8, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

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

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Thunder Road. Next Saturday, April 8, the Blast. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 8 PM, turntablist Erik M, DJ collective Don't Sleep, and vocalist and flamenco guitarist Francoise Atlan & Juan Carmona. Saturday, 9 PM, "Feast of Fools" variety show with Victoria Lamarr, Jo-Jo, Silky Jumbo, Joseph Ravens, DJ Jaaydee, and others. Next Saturday, April 8, 9 PM, Martin Tate & D-Settlement, Peter Andreadis. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Groove Collective, B-Side Players, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturday, 8 PM, Guster, Josh Rouse. Sunday, 7:30 and 11:45 PM, Method Man & Redman (see Critic's Choice), Outsidaz, Outfitters. Monday, 9:30 PM, Goldie (see Critic's Choice), MC Rage. Wednesday, 6 PM, Splender; 9 PM, John Scofield Band, Derek Trucks Band. Thursday, Ruben Blades, Editus. Next Friday, April 7, 5:30 PM, Jude, Weed Street Band (on the Back Porch Stage; no cover); 9:30 PM, Willy Porter, Moon Gypsies. Next Saturday, April 8, Beenie Man, Kirk Davis, Silvercat. Next Sunday, April 9, Union, Cutlass, Rev Luv. 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.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Shades of Grey, Prehensile Tale. 708-389-7810.

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 and Saturday, Underwater People, Whiskey Kitchen. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Anne Harris. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, April 7, Quantum Leep, Shaking Tree. Next Saturday, April 8, Sine the Band, Left Undone. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Hired Guns. Saturday, Joe Higgins. 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.

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

KEG 810 Grove, Evanston: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 847-869-9987.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Maggie Speaks. Saturday, Then Again. Next Saturday, April 8, Something for Joey. 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 Scott Lucas. 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 and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Red Jacks. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesdays, DJ Arnold, Naked Jenga. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, 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. Next Friday, April 7, DJ Daniel Givens. Next Saturday, April 8, Chris Mills, Jeremy Barnes. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, John Sleezer Band. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, April 8, Jam Chowder. 630-530-2077.

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, Ethyline. Saturday, Molasses, Soul Shakedown. Sunday, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Moe & the Lawn. Wednesday, Gertrude. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, April 7, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Next Saturday, April 8, Ruby Harris Electric Violin Band, Wingnuts. Next Sunday, April 9, Pete Special Band. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturday, Playin' 4 the City, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, DJs Brian G & Frique. Tuesday, Playin' 4 the City, DJ Touch. Wednesdays, Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, April 8, Tim Baker, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

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

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists play after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Saturday, Mondays, and next Friday, April 7, pianist Scott Holman. Tuesday, Chicago Rose. 847-952-8755.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Project Object (Frank Zappa tribute). Saturday, Slugs, Mega Super Ultra. Tuesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, "Big C Jamboree" rockabilly jam session. Next Friday, April 7, 9 PM, Ian Moore Band. Next Saturday, April 8, Daryl Stuermer, Pelvic Delta. 773-404-9494.

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

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 9 PM, Femi Kuti & Positive Force (see Post No Bills), DJ Warp, DJ Daniel Givens. Saturday, 7 PM, Rollins Band, Apartment 26. Tuesday, 7 PM, Luna, Gaberdine. Wednesday, 7 PM, Methods of Mayhem, Crazy Town (see Spot Check). Thursday, 6:30 PM, Millencolin, Ten Foot Pole, Vision, Osker. Next Friday, April 7, 6:30 PM, Five Pointe 0, Premium, From Zero, Red River. Next Saturday, April 8, 6:30 PM, Acumen Nation, Medication, 007. Next Sunday, April 9, 6:30 PM, Home Grown, Amazing Crowns, Gadgits, Dusty 45s. 773-549-0203.

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

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, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Keinfelter, Spiveys. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Danny Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Dave Roberts spins until 4 AM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Friday, 9:30 PM, Cheree Jetton, Static Film, Drekka & Seafoam. Saturday, 9:30 PM, DJ Hamster & Bunnyhug, Jawa Sand Crawler. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Saturday, April 8, 9:30 PM, Mark Landsbury's Baba Yaga. 773-728-5010.

NEWPORT COFFEE HOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 8, Recollection. 847-940-7134.

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, Mystic Raven, Blind Roosevelts. Saturday, Seventh Heaven. Next Saturday, April 8, American English. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9 PM, Fareed Haque Sextet with Douglas Leiva (tribute to Pablo Neruda); 1:30 AM, Peacocks. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Chicago Catz, Rolling Clones. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, April 7, 9:30 PM, Homunculus, Molasses. Next Saturday, April 8, 10:45 PM, Casolando, Cabaret Diosa. 773-489-0011.

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

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Friday, dueling pianos. Saturday, Soccer Mom. Next Saturday, April 8, Mirage. 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, Futuristic Dragon, Secret Police, English Softhearts. Saturday, Chuck Cox Band, Urban Djin. Wednesdays, Plastics Hi-Fi. Thursday, Dash Red, Lush Tones. Next Friday, April 7, Crackpot, Co-Pilot Jones. 773-486-9862.

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. Fridays and Staurdays, DJs Mike Z & Vanilli Vice. Thursday, Kings of the Nighttime World. 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: Wednesday, 9 PM, Stephanie Fletcher performs followed by an open mike (no cover). 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Jostelen Weed. Saturday, Mr. Meyers. Next Friday, April 7, Case Closed. 630-924-9368.

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, Twilite Tone, 33 1/3, Steve Bravo. 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, Dan Bell & Josh Werner. Next Friday, April 7, Mazi, Colette. 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.

ROBY'S 1944 W. Division: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Lupin, Slot Car, Leisure Dynamics. Saturday, the Race, Sterling. Next Friday, April 7, Mushuganas, Bouncing Balls, Ouija Boreds. Next Saturday, April 8, Big Wow, Dragon Girls. 773-252-9250.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Soul Sound Unbound. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROOKIES 1545 W. Main, Saint Charles: Next Saturday, April 8, 10 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-513-0681.

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, Bad Livers (see Spot Check), Cats & Jammers. Saturday, 10 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller (see Critic's Choice), R.B. Morris. Sunday, 8 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller (see Critic's Choice), Paul Cebar. Monday, 9 PM, Figgs (see Spot Check), Baby Ray, Turner Joy. Tuesday, 9 PM, Zrazy. Wednesday, 10 PM, Red Elephant (see Spot Check). Thursday, 9 PM, Papas Fritas (see Critic's Choice), Hang Ups (see Critic's Choice), Quickspace. Next Friday, April 7, 10:30 PM, Damnations, Jim Roll. Next Saturday, April 8, 10 PM, Richard Buckner, Eiren Caffall. Next Sunday, April 9, 8 PM, Richard Buckner, Eiren Caffall. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Love in a Box. Next Saturday, April 8, Eleventh Hour. 630-372-2900.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en espanol, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Friday, Gypsi Fari, V.I.C. Saturday, Jerry Sprague & the Remainders. Next Friday, April 7, Grand Marquis. 773-528-7569.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sunday, 5 PM, Project Citizens Band; 8:30 PM, Ernst Long & Brent Gutzeit. 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Next Friday, April 7, Mr. Meyers. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Darrell Woodson. Saturday, DJ Michelle, Brian Borden. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abalorious spin deep Latin grooves. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Ion Vein, Syris, Skullview. 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. Fridays, Mark Hultmark. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Lego, Christopher Robin. Saturday, DJ Geronimo, Jason Christopher. Tuesdays, DJ Gary Wallace. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Rebecca, Rippin Ray & others. 312-587-8779.

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

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Saturday, 10 PM, Halcyon. Sunday, 8 PM, Zrazy. 773-561-7363.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, benefit for the I Have a Dream Foundation with Fat Time. Thursday, All Natural, B-Movie Fiendz, Thaw For. Next Friday, April 7, 9 PM, Wes Hollywood, Urban Funk Ordinance. Next Saturday, April 8, Globus, Forty Piece Choir. 773-278-6600.

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

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Breather, Dorian Grey, Chapter F. 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.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, 9 PM, Brad Peterson. Sunday, 7 PM, Renaldo Migaldi; 8 PM, Jill Dawson; 9 PM, Adam Ezra. Wednesdays, Lisa Coleman & friends. Thursday, Telstar, Lauretta Tagli. Next Friday, April 7, 9 PM, Johnny L. Next Saturday, April 8, 9:30 PM, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. 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 & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

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, DJs Nosmo & Justin Long. Sundays, DJs Joe Glover & Lee Farmer. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, Shades of Grey, Dogs Undecided. Tuesday, Hello Dave, Nadas. Wednesday, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, April 7, "Band to Band Combat" with Swinging Lovehammers and Fresh Water Collins. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Brothers Kaye. Saturdays, open stage. Next Friday, April 7, Walter Smith & Tight Rhythm. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Poor Charlie. Sundays, DJ Matthew King (no cover). 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Flex Crew. Saturday, Third Coast, Gizzae. Sunday, Kwame & One Afrika. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Deals Gone Bad. Next Friday, April 7, Universal Expressions. Next Saturday, April 8, Zeleke, Natty Nation. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Cat's Eye, Head First. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Whiskey Kitchen. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, April 7, Turnstyles. 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 Thursdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BLT, ANNE-MARIE AKIN, LAURA DOHERTY Sunday, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BROOKS & DUNN Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MARK DVORAK Sunday, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

EIDOLON Free concert. Friday, 2:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL in a tribute to Patsy Cline. Free concert. Friday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LOS FOLKLORISTAS, HOY SON, SONES DE MEXICO Benefit for Los Folkloristas founding member Rene Villanueva. Next Saturday, April 8, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOS FOLKLORISTAS Next Sunday, April 9, 7 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999 or 312-738-1503.

GRAND OLE OPRY with Ralph Emery, Whispering Bill Anderson, Wilma Lee Cooper, Holly Dunn, Jack Greene, Stonewall Jackson & the Minutemen, Charlie Louvin, Jimmy C. Newman & Cajun Country, Jeanne Pruett, Johnny Russell, Jeannie Seely, and Billy Walker. Next Saturday, April 8, 4 and 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LEFTOVER SALMON Saturday, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, and Sunday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KEVIN LOCKE Native American flutist and storyteller. Sunday, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-475-1030.

MASTERS OF THE STEEL STRING GUITAR with Eddie Pennington, Johnny Bellar, Wayne Henderson, John Cephas & Phil Wiggins. Saturday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LEE MURDOCK Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871.

LAURENCE NUGENT & FRIENDS Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

ON THE MAINLINE Free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

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

KAT PARSONS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-8111.

LINDA M. SMITH Wednesday, 9 PM, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5210.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG, KAT EGGLESTON Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-632-9333.

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

SWITCHBACK Free concert. Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Burnham Park Yacht Club Chicago, Northerly Island, 1500 Linn White Dr. 312-427-4664.

SLOAN WAINWRIGHT, MARTHA SCHUYLER THOMPSON Live studio performance. Thursday, April 6, 7:30 PM, WFMT, 5400 N. Saint Louis. 773-279-2000.

ZRAZY Friday, 8 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Alice Peacock, Heatersons, Cads. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Printers Rogue. Next Saturday, April 8, 9 PM, Wild Irish Lasses. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Steve & Jenny Moss. Next Friday, April 7, McDonald Chamberlain. 847-332-1116.

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

CARIBOU COFFEE 3424 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, April 8, Linda M. Smith. 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.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Black Lace Band. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Midnight Riders. 847-288-1848.

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.

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

EMMIT'S IRISH PUB 495 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 7-10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 312-563-9631.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Live music Thursday through Sunday nights after 9 PM. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Famous Brothers. Next Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM, Sloan Wainwright, Martha Schuyler Thompson. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Barbara Silverman. 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.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the Hots, Tijuana Bibles. Monday, 9 PM, Fred Eaglesmith. Wednesday, 10 PM, "Chicago's finest Hour" acoustic showcase with Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Slugs, Sarge, Cash Audio (see Spot Check). Thursday, 9:30 PM, Paul Geremia & Kat Eggleston. 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 after 9 PM. Friday, Dooley Brothers. Saturday, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Next Friday, April 7, Ceili Mor, Burren Ceili Band. Next Saturday, April 8, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM Saturdays. Next Saturday, April 8, Bert Cattoni Band. 630-752-2000.

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

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 9:30 PM, Anish. 773-404-9494.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Friday, Roving Irish Revue, J.B. Pariah & Accomplices. Sunday, David Rovics & the Big Mountain Review. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thursday, Ben Porter & Chris Parsley. Next Saturday, April 8, Tom Dundee & Kat Eggleston. 773-743-3355.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Next Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM, open stage. 773-728-6000.

PANOS' RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Next Saturday, April 8, 7 PM, Kristin Lems. 847-733-1390.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Wednesday, 9 PM, Stephanie Fletcher performs followed by an open mike (no cover). 312-243-1246.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 10 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller (see Critic's Choice), R.B. Morris. Sunday, 8 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller (see Critic's Choice), Paul Cebar. Next Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM, Sloan Wainwright, Martha Schuyler Thompson. Next Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM, Dave Moore. 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, Mike Offutt. Next Friday, April 7, Natural Bob & Micky Holdsworth. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Andrew Calhoun, Greenchoby. Next Saturday, April 8, Sue McClelland. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Lynne Mandarino. 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: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Emily Cunningham & Matt Capazzi. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, April 8, Mitchell Turner. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

EIDOLON Free concert. Friday, 2:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME peforms African American popular music of the 20th century; free admission. Thursday, April 6, 10:30 and 11:30 AM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-7198.

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS perform at the American Diabetes Association Jump Jazz & Squeal Gala. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water. 312-346-1805.

NEW ENGLAND SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE Free concert. Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS!: LOOK WHAT A WONDER Walter Robinson's gospel opera. Saturday, 7 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Arthur Rubloff Auditorium, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet/Ken Saydak Blues Show. 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. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Monday, Lindsey Alexander Band. Tuesday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 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 and Saturday, Eddie C. Campbell. Sunday, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Jimmy Burns. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Rockin' Johnny & Little Arthur. Next Friday, April 7, Vino Louden. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Joanna Connor & Buzz Kilman. Saturday, Otis Rush. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesday, Marty Sammon. Wednesday, jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thursday, Eddie Taylor Jr. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Pete Special. Saturday, Diamond Jim Green. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, April 8, Steve Arvey with Washboard Chaz. 773-384-8600.

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

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Paula & the Seventh Son. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Wild Child Butler, Gordon Bonham. Saturday, Rusty Zinn, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Sunday, Carl Weathersby. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesday, "band competition." Wednesday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thursday, Phil Guy. Next Friday, April 7, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Long John Hunter, Chris Beard. Next Saturday, April 8, Chris Duarte, Mystery Driver. 312-427-0333.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Artie "Blues Boy" White Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 8, Lonnie Brooks. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM; Saturdays after 9:30 PM. Friday, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Next Friday, April 7, James Armstrong. Next Saturday, April 8, John Paul Hammond. 630-513-0074.

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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Sunday, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-358-9150.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Blind Mississippi Morris. Saturday, Carlos Johnson. Sundays, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Monday, Elmo Bliss. Tuesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wednesday, King Corey. Thursday, Casey Jones. Next Friday, April 7, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Next Saturday, April 8, Charlie Love. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Friday, April 7, 10 PM, Joanna Connor Band with Buzz Kilman. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Thursday, April 6, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Next Saturday, April 8, Phil Guy. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, B.K. Read Blues Band, John Bull Locomotive. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Saturday, Lynne Jordan. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Zanne Mack Blues Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, April 8, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar. Next Saturday, April 8, 11 PM, Guilty. 773-465-8005.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Saturday, Carl Davis Band. 815-741-9207.

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

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Sundays, 8 PM, Dex's Blues Jam. 773-868-4461.

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, Phil Guy. Wednesday, No Mercy Band. Thursday and next Saturday, April 8, Joanna Connor Band. 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, Hired Guns. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Barbara LeShoure, J.W. Williams, Kid

Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Carl Weathersby. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby & Howard Scott with Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Andre Taylor, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Shirley King & the SKB's with Zanne Mack. Saturday, Roy Hightower. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 9:30 PM, and next Sunday, April 9, 4:30 and 7:30 PM, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine. 312-360-1558.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and next Friday, April 7, Pedal Steel Transmission. Saturday, Iceman Robinson. Wednesdays, Waystation. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, April 8, Pat Smillie Band. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Rock Bottom Blues Band. Next Friday, April 7, Joanbaby & Her Chicago Revue. 708-863-2000.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Next Saturday, April 8, Ruby Harris Electric Violin Band, Wingnuts. 773-871-3757.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Guilty. Next Saturday, April 8, Fabulous Fish Heads. 773-252-1155.

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Saturdays, Revolving Door. 847-475-4804.

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

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Thursday, April 6, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-388-8881.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Neagle, Roselle: Next Saturday, April 8, Howard & the White Boys. 630-924-9368.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 815-477-0340.

PRIMO'S 22212 Governors Hwy., Richton Park: Thursday, April 6, 9 PM, open blues jam hosted by Billy King. 708-748-5560.

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Saturday, Little Mack Simmons with Detroit Junior & Eddie Taylor Jr., Uncle Irene. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Devil in a Woodpile. Tuesday, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thursday, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, the Buzz, Joanna Connor. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Saturday, April 8, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Saturday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thursday, April 6, 4:30 PM, Airtight (no cover). 312-441-9334.

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

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

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

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

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

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

TOM CASTONZO QUINTET Free performance. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME peforms African American popular music of the 20th century; free admission. Thursday, April 6, 10:30 and 11:30 AM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-7198.

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO in a free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FAREED HAQUE Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

MARCUS JEFFERSON GROUP Free performance. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

ANDREW KAPSALIS TRIO Next Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

KURT WEILL CABARET NIGHTS Tribute concert with Jenny Magnus & Jeff Kowalkowski, the Jim Gailloreto Quartet, Grazyna Auguscik, the Ken & Jim Show, Kenneth Gayle, and others. Wednesday and next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

LATE NIGHT BLUES Student vocal jazz ensemble performs at a benefit to raise funds to attend the International Festival of University Choirs in Poland. The Elmhurst College Jazz Band and alumni jazz band vocalists will also perform. Friday, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515 or 630-617-6100.

MAX MORATH Ragtime piano concert. Next Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

MOTHRA Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. LaGrange, Orland Park. 708-574-0800.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Mayo Tiana; free admission. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

JOHN PATITUCCI Free in-store performance. Saturday, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

JOHN PIZZARELLI See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Friday, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JUDY ROBERTS Tribute to Cole Porter. Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY HONORS JAZZ COMBO Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBO Free concert. Wednesday (with the Lab Band), and Thursday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOSE VALDEZ DUO Concert and 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.

WOMEN OF SOUTHPORT FESTIVAL CONCERT Free concert with April Aloisio, Jennifer Bradley, Katherine Davis, Eugenia Elliott, Alyssa Jones, Marie Michuda, Christiana Moffa, Joanie Pallatto, Linda Tate & Libby York. Monday, 12:15 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-281-8510.

LIBBY YORK WITH BOBBY SCHIFF & JIM COX Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Johnny Frigo Quartet. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Next Friday, April 7, noon, Art Davis, Jerry Dimuziod, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, April 8, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye reynolds. 312-642-6805.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sunday through next Saturday, April 8, 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.

BIG NIGHT 749 N. Clark: Jazz and swing Fridays and Saturdays after 8:30 PM; no cover. 312-397-1201.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Alejandro Urzagaste Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

BISTRO ULTA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8:15 PM, Denise LaGrassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Friday, John Pizzarelli Trio (see Spot Check). 312-944-2200.

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.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, April 6, Don Tisch Trio. 630-942-9463.

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

CAFFE DELUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ikiln Trio (no cover). 773-342-4555.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Tuesdays, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. Thursdays, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-9 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1:30 AM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8:30 PM-12:30 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 312-337-4001.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Next Saturday, April 8, Eddie Harrison Trio. 708-848-3434.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Triage. Wednesday, Eric Roth Trio. 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 II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday and next Friday, April 7, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, Paul Abella Trio. Next Saturday, April 8, pianist Abi Demirgian. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Wednesday, 8 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, 9 PM, Ron Cooper. 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.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, David Boykin Expanse. 773-373-6292.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Linear Ensemble. 773-525-4906.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Clyde Davis & Erin Jazz. Next Saturday, April 8, Barbara LeShoure. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, David Murray Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Jenna Mammina Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Michele Thomas Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Next Sunday, April 9, Patricia Barber Duo. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project. Wednesday, 8 PM, Rez Abassi & Christian Howes. Thursday, 8 PM, Susie Ibarra Trio (see Critic's Choice). Next Friday, April 7, 6 PM, Jaron Childs & Davu Seru; 9 PM, Mark Dresser Trio. 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 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, John Patitucci Quartet. Monday, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tuesday through next Sunday, April 9, Goodfellas Trio. 312-670-2473.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 773-348-7592.

KOREBELS 43 W. Dundee, Wheeling: Tuesday, 6 PM, Judi K. 847-279-1100.

KUKLAS 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Classic Trio perform jazz, bossa nova, and standards. 312-670-9711.

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 Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, salsa dance lessons. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, swing dance lessons. 773-528-3400.

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

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. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Terumasa Hino Quartet. 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.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). Wednesday, Dan Philips Trio. 773-327-2739.

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

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, April 9, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, April 6, Factions & Fissures Double Trio. Next Saturday, April 8, Mark Landsbury's Baba Yaga. Next Sunday, April 9, Scott Rosenberg/Carol Genetti/Greg Hamilton/Jerry Bryerton Quartet. 773-728-5010.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9 PM, Fareed Haque Sextet with Douglas Leiva (tribute to Pablo Neruda). Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. 773-489-0011.

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Fridays, Paul Giallorenzo Trio. Sundays, John Paris Trio. 847-475-4804.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Mike Allemana Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Jeremy Kahn 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, 7:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Tuey Connell Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Nova Bossa. 708-848-4250.

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

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet. Saturday, Frank Catalano Quartet. Sunday, Elaine Dame Trio. Monday, April Aloisio, Jennifer Bradley, Katherine Davis, Eugenia Elliott, Allyssa Jones, Marie Michuda, Christiana Moffa, Joanie Pallatto, Linda Tate & Libby York. Tuesday, Allyssa Jones & Jennifer Bradley. Wednesday, Marie Michuda & Christiana Moffa. Thursday, Eugenia Elliott & Katherine Davis. Next Friday, April 7, 5:30 PM, Ron Cooper, Phil Kidder, Paulinho Garcia, Elijah Levi; 9 PM, Linda Tate & Libby York. Next Saturday, April 8, April Aloisio & Joanie Pallatto. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Marty Sammon Trio. Saturday, Yoko Noge Trio, Greg Pasenko Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursday, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, April 7, Scott Stenten. Next Saturday, April 8, Ken Saydak Trio, Franz Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

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.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, April 8, Link Duo. 773-348-7291.

REDS 1958 W. Roscoe: Mondays, 10 PM, John Airo's Kung Fu Jazz, John Paris/John Iragabon Quartet (no cover). 773-248-9523.

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.

SCORES NIGHTCLUB 6764 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Harwood Heights: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 708-867-6767.

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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sunday, 5 PM, Project Citizens Band; 8:30 PM, Ernst Long & Brent Gutzeit. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

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, 8:30 PM-midnight, Double Trouble with trumpeters Maurice Brown & Corey Wilkes, vocalist Kelly Rich; midnight-2 AM, jam session hosted by Larry Smith. 312-225-4140.

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesday and next Saturday, April 8, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Kelly Brand Trio. Saturday, Tim McNamara Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday and next Saturday, April 8, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday, April 7, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

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

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, David Byrd's Oversoul; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Koco Brunson. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LB's Machine; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Dan Phillips Trio with Tatsu Aoki. Saturday, Christian Howes Ensemble. 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, George Freeman with Elijah Levi & Tatsu Aoki. Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake/Chad Taylor/Tatsu Aoki Quartet. 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.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Willie Garcia Quartet. 773-862-1540.

international

concerts

AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS See Critic's Choice. Thursday, April 6, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

GUILLERMO ANDERSON Honduran musician performs as part of "La Peña" Latin music showcase. Free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DAHUI, SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, IL KWA NORI, TRIO TROPICAL, WOMEN'S SPIRIT DRUMMERS, KEVIN RICE & DEVIN SHEPHERD, HELEN BOND, ETTITOUWASI Multicultural percussion concert and benefit for St. Gregory High School. Next Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM, auditorium, St. Gregory High School, 1677 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-907-2106.

LOS FOLKLORISTAS, HOY SON, SONES DE MEXICO Benefit for Los Folkloristas founding member Rene Villanueva. Next Saturday, April 8, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOS FOLKLORISTAS with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Eddins. Next Saturday, April 8, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LOS FOLKLORISTAS Next Sunday, April 9, 7 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999 or 312-738-1503.

MONKS FROM THE DEERPARK BUDDHIST CENTER Liturgical service of chanting with instruments by Tibetan monks. Friday, 6 PM, Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg, 190 S. Roselle, Schaumburg. 847-895-3950.

ST. ANDREW'S TARTAN DAY CONCERT Program of Scottish music and dancing with bagpipe demonstrations, cultural presentations, and refreshments. Thursday, April 6, 11 AM-5 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-447-5092.

MYSORE G. N. NAGAMANI SRINATH Carnatic vocal concert with Kalpana Venkat (violin), Melakaveri K. Balaji (mridangam), Udupi Shreedhar (ghatam), and A.S. Krishnan (muharsing). Next Saturday, April 8, 6:30 PM, Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 11 S 80, Rte. 83, Hinsdale. 630-415-2620.

international

clubs

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 773-784-8616.

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.

CAMPAGNOLA 815 Chicago, Evanston: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Stuart Rosenberg's MISTO features Brazilian, Sephardic, and American music. 847-475-6100.

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, Creste Verde String Duo. Tuesday, Jim Perri. Thursday, Dan Mostello. 708-848-3434.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. 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: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 8 PM, "City of Marseille Cultural Program" (see Post No Bills) with turntablist Erik M, DJ collective Don't Sleep, and vocalist and flamenco guitarist Francoise Atlan & Juan Carmona. Sunday, 7 PM, Mexican music group Hoy Son. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thursday, April 6, 9 PM, Ruben Blades, Editus. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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, Orquesta Sabor. 773-528-3400.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Grupo Kaskara. Next Saturday, April 8, 10:45 PM, Casolando, Cabaret Diosa. 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.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en español, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

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, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, percussion jam session (no cover). 312-396-9426.

classical

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

SERGIO AND ODAIR ASSAD guitar duo (Rameau, Torroba, Brouwer, Gismonti, Piazzola, Albeniz). Next Sunday, April 9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

AVALON STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich). Friday, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Goodfellow Hall, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4741.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conducts a program of "love songs" (Monteverdi, Ravel, Marenzio, Lauridsen, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Next Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Next Sunday, April 9, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS performs Beethoven. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Lawrence Rapchak conducts Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching's Buoso's Ghost. Saturday and next Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), and next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 2 PM), Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 7312-704-8414.

MEMBERS OF CHICAGO OPERA THEATER perform excerpts from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Ching's Buoso's Ghost in a free performance. Thursday, April 6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Berg, Beethoven). Wednesday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 1:30 PM, Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with percussion ensemble Nexus (Beethoven, Takemitsu). Thursday through next Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and piano (Turnage, Mozart, Schumann). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot conducts a chamber orchestra concert (Copland and others). Saturday, 8 PM, Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. Sunday, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Holst, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky). Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

CUBE with trombonist Abbie Conant (Berio, Feldman, Goldstein, Osbourne). Monday, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 312-554-1133.

CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor, with violinist Kurt Nikkanen (Janacek, Dvorak, Prokofiev). Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

EMILIO DEL ROSARIO piano (Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff). Next Friday, April 7, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with soprano Robin Blitch Wiper (Copland, Bernstein, Barber). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST CHORAL UNION performs Mozart's Mass in C Minor. Sunday, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

MARK FISHER trombone, with pianist Andrea Swan (Albrechtsberger, Ewanen, Schumann, Mahler). Sunday, 3 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

LOS FOLKLORISTAS with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Eddins (Chavez, Avila, Revueltas, Moncayo, traditional). Next Saturday, April 8, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar (Milano, Frescobaldi, D. Scarlatti, Rodrigo). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-4000.

RICHARD HAGEDORN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Schumann, Grainger, Prokofiev). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 3 PM, contemporary-music ensemble GMEM (Boeuf, Mache, Manoury, Pottier). 312-362-9707.

PATTY HU, IRENE HONG, DAVID ERICKSON, KAREN SCHULZ-HARMON, AND CHARLES WU violins, viola, cello, and piano, in a free recital (Rachmaninoff, Borodin). Thursday, April 6, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

HYDE PARK CELLO CHOIR Michael R. Dewhirst conducts a free concert (Mozart, Pachelbel, Telemann, Warlock, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Terrance Gray, conductor, with the Orbert Davis Trio (Bach, Britten, Beethoven, and others). Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with percussionist Richard Jensen (Mozart, R. Strauss, Mills). Next Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Rami Levin, conductor (Bach, Haydn, Chaminade). Next Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

SEBASTIAN LIPMAN harp (J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Granados, Falla, Albeniz, Alvars, and others). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

YO-YO MA, EDGAR MEYER, AND MARK O'CONNOR See Critic's Choice. Monday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MERIT FEST features students of the Merit Music Program. Tuesday, 11:15 AM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-786-9428, ext. 638.

MUSICIANS FROM MERIT MUSIC PROGRAM perform music of alumni composers from the American Academy in Rome. Saturday, 2:30 PM, Merit Music Program Recital Hall, Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk. 312-786-9428.

MOSCOW VIRTUOSI Vladimir Spivakov, conductor and violin. Monday, 8 PM (Mozart, Tchaikovsky), Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010. Tuesday, 7:30 PM (Schnittke, Tchaikovsky), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Thomas Wikman, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer and soprano Patrice Michaels Bedi (Purcell, Dido and Aeneas). Next Saturday, April 8, 3 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 312-551-1414.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with soprano Amanda Halgrimson (Mozart, Verdi). Next Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER SINGERS, WOMEN'S CHORUS, JAZZ ENSEMBLE, AND GOSPEL ENSEMBLE in a "Spring Benefit Concert" featuring poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Armour Stage, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 773-244-5630.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY MUSIC TALENT SCHOLARS RECITAL Free admission. Tuesday and Thursday, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND John Lynch, conductor, with piccolist Walfrid Kujala (Chaminade and others). Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY STRING QUARTET in a free concert (Mozart, Puccini). Sunday, 3 PM, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Mariusz Smolij, conductor, with mezzo-sopranos Julia Bentley and Barbara Ann Martin, pianist Abraham Stokman, cellist Richard Hirschl, clarinetist Susan Warner, and hornist David Griffin in a program of women composers (Austin, Schlünz, Grier, Heller, Ptaszynska). Friday, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University, 357 E. Chicago. 312-263-0472.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT VII features pianists Diana Schmuck, Phyllis Chen, and Stephanie Ho, soprano Antoinette Arnold, mezzo-soprano Edyta Kulczak, violinist Nell Flanders, oboists Allison M. Smith, and bassoonist Jeffrey McCray (Fekete, Hollos, Jeney, Milano, Arakaki, Karlins). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Victor Hildner, conductor (Schalk, Young, Tavener, Lotti, Dawson, Hogan, Rutter, Brandvik, Christiansen, Thompson). Next Sunday, April 9, 4 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-4742.

OPS MEETS POPS Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee features pianist Giulio Favario, violinist Ken Bohl, cellist Edward Moore, soprano Sasha Gerritson, mezzo-soprano Madeline Brent, tenor Mitchell Kogut, and others (Bach, Puccini, Chopin, Copland, Gershwin, Joplin, and others). Sunday, 2 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

PARK RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR AND SOLOISTS Jerome Butera conducts Mozart in a religious service. Next Sunday, April 9, 8:30 and 10:45 AM, Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, 100 Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

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

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

MAX RAIMI viola, with pianist Jane Hawkins, soprano Mary Ann Beatty, cellist Steve Balderston, clarinetist Larry Combs, hornist Dale Clevenger, violist Larry Neuman, and violinist Sando Shia (Raimi, Bridge, Kuss). Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Schrader, Mozart, Schumann). Next Sunday, April 9, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-328-4883.

RENAISSANCE MUSICIANS' GUILD in a free concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

SAINT JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR in a free program (Poulenc, Faure). Sunday, 4 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND OPERA WORKSHOP performs opera excerpts (Mozart, Bizet, J. Strauss). Saturday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Thursday, April 6, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI (Cavaliere, Gesualdo, Hassler, Gutierrez, Le Jeune, Peri, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, St. Luke Parish, 528 Lathrop, Lake Forest. Next Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 N. Hermitage. 708-758-3750.

PETER SERKIN piano (Wolpe, Knussen, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Mozart, Beethoven). Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

STEPHANIE SHAO cello, with pianist Adrienne Kim (Bach, Beethoven, Piazzolla, Chopin). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Leo Henning, conductor. Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs Mozart's The Impresario. Next Saturday, April 8, 8 PM, Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th. 708-802-0886.

CONSTANCE SPEAKE piano, with clarinetist Stanley Davis, violinist Sylvia Myintoo, and trumpeter Charles Otis (Beethoven, Brahms, Bozza). Free admission. Friday, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with pianist Ursula Oppens (Ravel, Ginastera, Brahms). Sunday, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

TRIO AMICI (Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Martinu). Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

TRIO FONTENAY (Mozart, Turina, Schubert). Next Friday, April 7, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8098.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson, conductor (Byrd, LaRue, Guerrero, Stanford). Saturday, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

VERMEER QUARTET Sunday, 3 PM, Moser Performing Arts Center, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

PETER VINOGRADE piano, in a free recital (Copland, Bach). Wednesday, noon-1 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kim Diehnelt, conductor. Next Sunday, April 9, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4742.

RICHARD WEBSTER organ (Dupre, Krebs, Rembt, Webster, Eben, Matthews, Tchaikovsky, Messiaen). Next Sunday, April 9, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 23.

WELLS CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF MEN AND BOYS Malcolm Archer, conductor (Wesley, Walton, Tippett, Stanford, and others). Next Sunday, April 9, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

WEST SUBURBAN CHORAL UNION Paul Wiens, conductor, with the Wheaton College Concert Choir and Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus (Handel, Messiah). Next Saturday, April 8, 6 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Mary Hopper, conductor. Saturday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

TATIANA ZENAISHVILI harpsichord (Couperin, Marchand, Rameau, Le Roux, Clerambault, Forqueray). Next Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

miscellaneous

FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS perform "Sharps, Flats and Accidentals." Saturday, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

GREEK WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY CLUB MUSIC COMPETITION Free concert. Sunday, 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-338-0346.

HARVARD GLEE CLUB Friday, noon, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

YO-YO MA, EDGAR MEYER, AND MARK O'CONNOR See Critic's Choice. Monday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER SINGERS, WOMEN'S CHORUS, JAZZ ENSEMBLE, AND GOSPEL ENSEMBLE in a "Spring Benefit Concert" featuring poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Armour Stage, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 773-244-5630.

OPS MEETS POPS Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee features Giulio Favario, Ken Bohl, Edward Moore, Sasha Gerritson, Madeline Brent, Mitchell Kogut, Maia Rosenfeld, Matthew Ellenwood, and Diana Basmajian. Sunday, 2 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE CHOIR Free concert. Next Friday, April 7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAMES YELLOWBANK, MICHAEL GOULD, FRANK KARALL and others perform at "What Is Mind," a multimedia performance and benefit for the Zen Buddhist Temple. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W. Cornelia. 773-528-8685.

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