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

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

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

BRAAM Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 15, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

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

SAM BURCKHARDT performs at the Southport Swing Dance Party. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Northwest Car Pool, 3350 N. Southport. 773-388-8338 or 773-348-6365.

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

CAT POWER Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TRACY CHAPMAN, COREY HARRIS See Spot Check. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

COASTERS, DRIFTERS, MARVELETTES Next Saturday, April 15, 4 and 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

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

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Monday, 7 PM, Fine Arts Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-463-2970 or 773-794-6258.

FFH Sunday, 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. Friday, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

THE GIRLS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

GOV'T MULE, MARAH Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

JULIO IGLESIAS Next Friday, April 14, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOHNNIE KAYE ORCHESTRA Big band dance concert. Next Saturday, April 15, 8:30 PM, Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

KIMOTION Benefit for ArtSynergy. Thursday, April 13, 8 PM, Getz Theatre, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-344-7652.

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. Friday and Saturday, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

LAST POETS Next Friday, April 14, 7 PM, Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University, 2324 N. Fremont. 312-362-6346.

UTE LEMPER Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

BARRY MANILOW Benefit for the Children's Place Association. Next Saturday, April 15, 7 PM, on the grounds of A. Finkl & Sons Company, 2011 N. Southport. 773-826-1230, ext. 34.

MOVIOLA Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 15, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

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

WILLY PORTER, KRAIG KENNING Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

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

SMOKEY ROBINSON with comedian George Willborn. Friday, 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 and DJs Josh & Rachel perform at a benefit party for the Autonomous Zone. Friday, 8:30 PM, 2328 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-6019 or 773-862-9609.

SLIPKNOT, DOPE, MUDVAYNE Next Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-3000 or 312-559-1212.

SLUGS See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

SMASHING PUMPKINS Next Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

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

JAY WARREN The organist performs an original score accompanying a screening of the film Ben-Hur. Sunday, 2:30 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-825-5800.

YOUNGSTOWN Free concert. Sunday, 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, J for Jules, the Shots. Next Friday, April 14, Satya Graha, Monica Morris Method, Lauren Brombert. 773-478-4408.

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

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thursdays, acoustic jam session downstairs. 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: Saturday, 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, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Nocturno, Rick Guerraro, Oscar Alcantar & Luis Segura. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Sludge. 312-266-2114.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Harmless, Help, Havox. Saturday, Bombay Bicycle Co., Drapes, DJ Vu. Sunday, Randall Pike, Kick the Cat. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies, Lynyrd's Innards. Thursday, Treehouse Project, Reacharound. Next Friday, April 14, Real Kids, Lazy Cowgirls. Next Saturday, April 15, Spies Who Surf. 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. Tuesday, DJ Ruslan. Wednesday, DJ Dion. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. Mondays, DJs John Almonte & Jen spin metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Mohago Eno, Sofia Ramona, Hired Goons. Saturday, Stereo Sedative, Prix. Monday, 9:30 PM, open mike. 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. Sunday, DJ Verb, Riverman, DJ Poppa Hopp, Joe Schmoe & Dirk V. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Future Cut, Renegade Hardware, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. 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 and Saturdays, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. Next Friday, April 14, Diane Schuur. 312-944-2200.

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

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Shag. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, New Invaders. Next Saturday, April 15, Innerdrive. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesday, Dimestore String Band. Next Friday, April 14, Don Diego & the Mythic Figs, Stephanie Fletcher. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Dr. Kinetic. Saturday, Flinch, Subversives. Next Friday, April 14, Buckeye Creamery, Truckstop Billy. Next Saturday, April 15, Serillian. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Neighborhood. Saturday, Bamboo Groove. Next Saturday, April 15, PBR Street Gang. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sunday, 8:30 PM, music and spoken word followed by an open mike. Next Sunday, April 16, 9 PM, Don Gibson & Scott Free. 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9 PM. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Generations. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. Saturday, 9:30 PM, DJs Yogi, Aladdin, Harold Hiso & Sunny Singh. 312-202-0502.

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

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Urban Underground. Next Friday, April 14, Shag. Next Saturday, April 15, Stevie Starlite. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, April 14, Pelvic Delta. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sunday, "Queen Size" drag show with Daisy Mae & Purple Haze, DJ Jeff Berry. Wednesday, 11:30 PM, salsa dance contest and benefit for Minority Outreach Intervention Project. 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. Fridays, "Bang" with Curt Caris, DJ Hiroki. Thursday, April 13, Julius Papp. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10:30 PM, Nine 24, Crush. Saturday, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Next Friday, April 14, 10 PM, Calobo. Next Saturday, April 15, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks, Satya Graha. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, DJs spin. Saturday, Aswah Greggorri. Next Friday, April 14, Fabulous Janes. Next Saturday, April 15, Quantum Leep. 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: Fridays, 8 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Saturdays, 8 PM, Moonglow; 10:30 PM, Sarah Motes. Sundays, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Patty Morabito. 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: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, DJ Quaker Charlie spins Brit Pop. Sunday, DJ Cory. Monday, DJ Adam Mikelsons spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. Wednesday, DJs Jason & Keith. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 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, Buddy Revelles, Drapes, Wes Hollywood. Saturday, 10 PM, Catherine Wheel. Monday, 11 PM, Zion I, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesday, 9 PM, Unamerican, Giant Step, Big Angry Fish. Wednesday, 9 PM, Jake:U:Ohff, Kung Pao, Bongzilla, Yeah Right. Thursday, 9 PM, Menthol, Caviar, Peel, Bender. Next Friday, April 14, 10 PM, Robert Walters 20th Congress, Vinyl. Next Saturday, April 15, 10 PM, Pork Tornado. Next Sunday, April 16, 9:30 PM, J. Davis Trio, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms (see Critic's Choice). 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, Fuzz. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, 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, Four Man Acoustical Band. Saturday, Cats Under the Stars. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, April 14, Fabulous Houserockers. Next Saturday, April 15, Kryer. 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, Loose Screws, Revolver, Graeywulf. Saturday, Rubber, Matt Feddermann. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, April 14, Underwater People, Stolie. Next Saturday, April 15, Sam Cockrell & the Groove, Jim Henning. 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, Extravery, Sugarspin, Valve. Saturday, Butterside Down, Young Blood Brass Band, Soul Shakedown. Sunday, Sumo. Tuesday, Multi-vitamins, the Situation, the Joint. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Xies. Thursday, Garden of Dreams, Whimsical. Next Friday, April 14, Pinch, Henderson Inches, Baddigo. Next Saturday, April 15, BVX, Jim the Band, Session. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, the Blast. Saturday, Core. Thursday, Dean

Granite. Next Friday, April 14, Mr. Meyers. Next Saturday, April 15, Artificial Flavor. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Spool, DJ Jhno, Atmospheric Audio Chair. Saturday, Verbena, Black Halos, Gimmicks. Sunday, Atmospheric Audio Chair. Monday, Early Day Miners, Darling, I, Rowboat. Thursday, Loud Family (see Critic's Choice), Plastics Hi-Fi, Red Star Belgrade. Next Friday, April 14, Shipping News, Victory at Sea, Taking Pictures. Next Saturday, April 15, Lester Bangs Memorial Tribute Band, Loraxx, Black Stabbath. Next Sunday, April 16, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, pianist Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 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 Wednesdays through Saturdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Soma DJ Christopher Robin. Saturdays, John Curley, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh & Charles Little. Thursdays, Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Silent Lucidity (Queensryche tribute band). Saturday, No Quarter (Led Zeppelin tribute band). Next Saturday, April 15, Mind Over Matter. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Nymb, Tiara, Keleton DMD, Sharkquest; 10 PM, Zeke, Hookers, Bulimics. Saturday, 7 PM, Ultraman, Callahan, Gels, Bottom (see Spot Check), Tanka Ray. Sunday, 6 PM, Slackers (see Spot Check), Skavossas; 10 PM, Bright Eyes, Best Boy Electric. Tuesday, 7 PM, Piebald, Firebird Band, Hot Rod Circuit, the Plan. Wednesday, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Sig Transit Gloria, Lanemeyer, Last Ditch Effort; 10 PM, Ted Leo, Jonah's One-Line Drawing. Thursday, 8 PM, Exzoskeleton, Hex, Apartment, Titan Clash. Next Friday, April 14, 6 PM, American Steel, Squad, Deminer, Off Yourself; 10 PM, Prescriptions, Sau, Three Dollar Bill. Next Saturday, April 15, 5 PM, Usurp Synapse, La Mantra de Fhiqria, Allied War Effort, Third & Failing, Landmine; 9 PM, Wolfie, X-Vessel, Defender, Port Vale. Next Sunday, April 16, 7 PM, Appleseed Cast, Tristeza, Rumah Sakit, Chris McFarland. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Slugs (see Spot Check), Heatersons. Next Saturday, April 15, 9:30 PM, Ralph Covert & the Bad Examples. 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, Scott Berendt & the US Project. Next Saturday, April 15, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Satya Graha. Saturday, Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Maggie Speaks. Next Friday, April 14, Moods. Next Saturday, April 15, Loose Screws. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Heatersons. Next Friday, April 14, Domestic Problems. Next Saturday, April 15, Casolando. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, DJ EKG. Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 773-248-3330.

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, Justin Planasch Group. Saturday, Slipstream. Next Friday, April 14, Vodka Sevens, Drag King. Next Saturday, April 15, Pawn, Dead Steel Mill. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, 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. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Lex McCauley; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Gino DeLuca; 9:30 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Sarah Poretta; 9:30 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. 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. Friday, MVP, Pelvic Delta. 773-395-0066.

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, Rain Kings, Almighty Rodgerers. Saturday, Telstar, Bent, Jennifer Peterson. Thursday, Urban Rock Stars, Lord Thumb. Next Friday, April 14, Blue Marvin, Snake Oil. Next Saturday, April 15, Rollover, Ian Crockett. 773-472-5139.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Mickey Croisant. Thursday, 10 PM, Strange Friends. Next Friday, April 14, 10:30 PM, Mambo Surfers. Next Saturday, April 15, 10:30 PM, Kevin So. 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: Saturday, 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, "Chic-a-Go-Go Variety Show" with Alan Gillett, Cats & Jammers, Kim, Goblins, Cynthia Plaster Caster, M.O.T.O., and puppets and movies. Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for Tuesday's Child. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Tallulah, Frisbie. Thursday, 10 PM, benefit for Artists Against the Death Penalty with Robbie Fulks. Next Friday, April 14, 10 PM, Paulina Hollers, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Next Saturday, April 15, 9 PM, tribute to Curtis Mayfield with Mr. Rudy Day, Kelly Hogan, Deanna Varagona, Jon Langford, Robert Cornelius, Rebecca Gates & Jeff Parker, Hoodoo Hoedown, Altered Statesmen & others (benefit for the Drum Corps of the Sojourner Truth Elementary School). 773-227-4433.

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

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Trial by Z, Sun Valley. Saturday, Pat McCurdy. Next Friday, April 14, Libido Funk Circus. Next Saturday, April 15, Phat Planet, Saps. 773-929-0944.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Saturday, 10 PM, Mime, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJs John, Steve, Drew & Myke. Next Saturday, April 15, 10 PM, Belizean Vibes, DJ Peno. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, the Blast. Next Saturday, April 15, X-Side. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 9 PM, Martin Tate & D-Settlement, David Boykin's Expanse. Thursday, 8 PM, Regie Gibson. 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, Jude, Weed Street Band (on the Back Porch Stage; no cover); 9:30 PM, Willy Porter, Moon Gypsies. Saturday, Beenie Man (see Spot Check), Kirk Davis, Silvercat. Sunday, Union (see Spot Check), Cutlass, Rev Luv. Monday, Dick Dale, Spies Who Surf. Tuesday, Negativland (see Spot Check). Wednesday, 6:30 and 11 PM, Common (see Critic's Choice) with A Black Girl Named Becky. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Citizen King, Cupcakes, Strain Busy Sky. Next Friday, April 14, Angie Stone. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Dr. John, Cathy Richardson Band. Next Sunday, April 16, Warrant, Spreaders. 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. Next Saturday, April 15, Rico. 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, Quantum Leep, Shaking Tree. Saturday, Sine the Band, Left Undone, Continuing Education. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, April 14, Rubber, Radioslave. Next Saturday, April 15, 10:30 PM, Tone Loc, Shoemaker. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Friday, April 14, Todd T. Band. 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. Saturday, Something for Joey. Next Friday, April 14, Hoochie Suit. Next Saturday, April 15, Underwater People, Leep 27. 773-975-0505.

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

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. 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, Rustbelt Boys. 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. Friday, DJ Daniel Givens. Saturday, Chris Mills, Jeremy Barnes. Next Saturday, April 15, Leroy Bach, Tim Kinsella. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Jam Chowder. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, April 15, Tuneage. 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, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Saturday, Ruby Harris Electric Violin Band, Wingnuts. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Mascots. Wednesday, "Pop Wednesday" hosted by Phil Angotti. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, April 14, Smittyvision, Children of the Moon. Next Saturday, April 15, Milk Plow. 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, Tim Baker, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, DJs Brian G & Frique. Tuesday, Rochelle Fleming, Ron Carroll, DJ Touch. Wednesdays, Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 5 PM on Sundays. Fridays and Saturday, Stanley Karcz. Sunday, Scott Holman. Monday, Peter Miletic. Tuesday and Thursday, Stanley Karcz. Wednesday, Tom Linsk. Next Saturday, April 15, Phil Baron. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Friday, Phil Barron. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, Stanley Karcz. Monday, Troy Neihardt. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesday, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Troy Neidhardt. Next Friday, April 14, Scott Holman. Next Saturday, April 15, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Friday, Phil Barron. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, Stan Kenton. Monday, Troy Neidhardt. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesday, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Troy Neidhardt. Next Friday, April 14, Scott Holman. Next Saturday, April 15, Chicago Rose. 847-952-8755.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Thursday, April 13, 8-10 PM, "quiet percussion" drum circle hosted by Rhythm Revolution. 773-506-4393, ext. 3.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Ian Moore Band (see Spot Check). Saturday, Daryl Stuermer, Pelvic Delta. Tuesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Wednesday, California Trio with Tony Levin (see Critic's Choice), Richard Leo Johnson. Thursday, Dan Darrah, Bob's Yer Uncle. Next Friday, April 14, Umphrey's McGee, Ray's Music Exchange. Next Saturday, April 15, Shelby Lynne. 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, 6:30 PM, Five Pointe 0, Premium, From Zero, Red River. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Acumen Nation, Medication, 007. Sunday, 6:30 PM, Home Grown, Amazing Crowns, Gadgits, Dusty 45s. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Sense Field, Starbaby, Katies, Ebb-n-flow. Next Friday, April 14, 6:30 PM, MxPx, Hippos, Ghoti Hook. Next Saturday, April 15, 7 PM, Melvins; 11:30 PM, Bob Mould. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Friday and next Friday, April 14, 6 PM, Dae (no cover). 630-820-7447.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, April 16, 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: 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, Pinch, Balloonatic, Screamin' Blue Dogs. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Stone. Wednesday, Old #8, Kristen Ronne Band. Thursday, Old #8. Next Friday, April 14, Myth Believers, Saps, Cedarcase, Next Saturday, April 15, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Agent Webb, DJs Ky & Joolz. 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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Mark Landsbury's Baba Yaga. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NEWPORT COFFEE HOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Next Saturday, April 15, Life in the Garden, Mickey Croisant. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, American English. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9:30 PM, Homunculus, Molasses. Saturday, 10:45 PM, Casolando, Cabaret Diosa. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, April 14, 9:30 PM, Rico, Bambu. Next Saturday, April 15, 9:30 PM, Isabelle Haze, O'Nit. 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, Mirage. Next Saturday, April 15, Kato the Houseboy. 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, Crackpot, Co-Pilot Jones. Saturday, Rollercoaster. Sunday, Bible of the Blue Devil, Happy Program, Pillow Mints. Wednesday, Vacation Bible School, Iago. Thursday, Pong Unit with Marc Smith. Next Friday, April 14, Number One Son, Electric Church. Next Saturday, April 15, Big Breakfast. 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, Groove Pushers. 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 SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Case Closed. Next Friday, April 14, Eleventh Hour. Next Saturday, April 15, Soul Pigs. 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, Black Pearl, Mazi, Nathan Larson. Next Friday, April 14,

Bear Who? & Chris Simmonds. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, April 13, Dae. Next Friday, April 14, Shades of Grey. 708-423-1188.

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, Mushuganas, Bouncing Balls, Ouija Boreds. Saturday, Big Wow, Dragon Girls. 773-252-9250.

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

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Johnny Star & the Meteors, Meteorettes. Next Friday, April 14, Infinity. Next Saturday, April 15, New Colony Six, Zen Merchants. 630-543-3101.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Damnations, Jim Roll. Saturday, 10 PM, Richard Buckner, Eiren Caffall. Sunday, 8 PM, Richard Buckner, Hanuman. Monday, 9 PM, Empire State, Boom Hank. Wednesday, 9 PM, Blue Mountain (no cover). Thursday, 9 PM, Sister 7. Next Friday, April 14, 10 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Brandon Harvey. Next Saturday, April 15, 10:30 PM, Califone, Moviola. Next Sunday, April 16, 8 PM, Stan Ridgway, Dorian Taj. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Eleventh Hour. Next Saturday, April 15, Wicked Garden. 630-372-2900.

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

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Grand Marquis. Saturday, Heavy Weather. Next Friday, April 14, Dogs in the Tub. 773-528-7569.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Foil. Saturday, Jocelyn Weed. Thursday, 45s. Next Friday, April 14, Video Stars. Next Saturday, April 15, Libido Funk Circus. 708-526-7174.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Next Friday, April 14, Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Darrell Woodson. Saturdays, DJ Gil Burns. 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. Next Friday, April 14, Scott Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Next Saturday, April 15, Miles Maeda. 773-549-4140.

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, Mel Hammond, DJ Jason Christopher. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher. Tuesday, Jesse de la Peña, 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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, 9 PM, Wes Hollywood, Urban Funk Ordinance. Saturday, Globus, Forty Piece Choir. Next Friday, April 14, Echosend, South Paw. Next Saturday, April 15, Whiskey Kitchen, Rusk, Brother Jed. 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.

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. Friday, 9 PM, Johnny L. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. Sunday, 7 PM, Blue Harvest, Christine Kane, Dylan Rice. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thursday, Telstar, Joe Armstrong. Next Friday, April 14, 8 PM, Miga, Orphans. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, Marlee MacLeod. Next Sunday, April 16, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Marina, Tamara Pierce. 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. Friday, Teri Bristol, DJs Lego & Justin Long. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, "Band to Band Combat" with Swinging Lovehammers and Fresh Water Collins. Saturday, Go Tom, Sono, Royal Brown. Wednesday, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, April 14, Sound & the Fury, Red Jester. Next Saturday, April 15, Bumpus. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Walter Smith & Tight Rhythm. Saturdays, open stage. Next Friday, April 14, Ad Roc Committee. Next Saturday, April 15, Funkaducci. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Kickin' Out Priscilla. Sundays, DJ Matthew King (no cover). Next Friday, April 14, Rebecca's Statue. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Universal Expressions. Saturday, Zeleke, Natty Nation. Sunday, Gizzae. Monday, Kwame & One Africa. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thursday, Deals Gone Bad. Next Friday, April 14, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Next Saturday, April 15, Root One, Aswah Greggorri. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Turnstyles. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. Wednesdays and next Saturday, April 15, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. 847-432-6430.

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

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

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

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

folk & country

concerts

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

DECLAN & SIOBHAN perform at an Irish buffet. Sunday, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-448-6550.

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

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

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Next Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

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. Saturday, 4 and 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

HOT SOUP, CAT CATALANI Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Next Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

HOT SOUP, JIM GARY Next Sunday, April 16, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE, STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, SUSAN URBAN, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, DAVID MICHAELS, KATHRYN & CAITLIN MORSKI, MOOSE RIVER Free concert. Next Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

STEVE KAUFMAN, RUNNING FOX BLUEGRASS BAND Saturday, 8 PM, Building K, West Commons, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4200.

CINDY MANGSEN & STEVE GILLETTE Next Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

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

RUNNING FOX BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

SELDOM SCENE Next Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performances. Next Friday, April 14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. Next Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

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

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

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, 9 PM, Wild Irish Lasses. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Printer's Rogue. Next Saturday, April 15, 9 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Kevin So. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, McDonald Chamberlain. Next Friday, April 14, Remember Rome. Next Saturday, April 15, David & Marion. 847-332-1116.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wednesday, Dimestore String Band. 773-384-8600.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Sunday, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. Next Saturday, April 15, 9:30 PM, Willy Phillips Band. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 3424 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, 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.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 9 PM. Saturday, Chulrua (no cover). 773-473-5263.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, 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 Thursdays through Saturdays after 7:30 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Sux. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill Garcia. 847-593-2200.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Paddy's Milestone. Sundays, 4-6 PM, Irish jam session. Wednesday, 8 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-529-9879.

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: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Sloan Wainwright, Martha Schuyler Thompson. Tuesday, 8 PM, Tom Russell, Mo Men Thy. Next Friday, April 14, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Next Sunday, April 16, 10 AM-2 PM, Special Consensus performs at a buffet brunch; 5-8 PM, Special Consensus performs in the Harvest Room during dinner. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Paul Geremia. Next Saturday, April 15, Tom Dundee. 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: Thursday, April 13, 10 PM, benefit for Artists Against the Death Penalty with Robbie Fulks. Next Friday, April 14, 10 PM, Paulina Hollers, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Next Saturday, April 15, 9 PM, tribute to Curtis Mayfield with Mr. Rudy Day, Kelly Hogan, Deanna Varagona, Jon Langford, Robert Cornelius, Rebecca Gates & Jeff Parker, Hoodoo Hoedown, Altered Statesmen & others (benefit for the Drum Corps of the Sojourner Truth Elementary School). 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, Ceili Mor, Burren Ceili Band. Saturday, Velvet Green. Next Friday, April 14, Gerry Haughey. Next Saturday, April 15, Tossers. 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. Saturday, Bert Cattoni Band. 630-752-2000.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Monday, Jamie Pohl. 773-989-5674.

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.

LUNAR CABARET 2827 N. Lincoln: Next Friday, April 14, 8 PM, "Jug Band Party" with music by Jug Band and Townie; program also features poetry, monologues, and "unorthodox media presentations." 773-327-6666.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Jimmy Keane, Sean Cleland, Pat Broaders. Next Saturday, April 15, Shelby Lynne. 773-404-9494.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 15, Dalziel. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Saturday, Tom Dundee & Kat Eggleston. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thursday, F.M. Smith. Next Friday, April 14, Nicole Mendyk & Larry Rand. 773-743-3355.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Friday, 7:30 PM, and Tuesday, 10 PM, open stage. 773-728-6000.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 7:30 PM, Sloan Wainwright, Martha Schuyler Thompson. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Dave Moore. Tuesday, 9 PM, Tony Furtado Band, Ground Speed. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Susan Werner. 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, Natural Bob & Micky Holdsworth. Next Friday, April 14, GreenChoby. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Sue McClelland. Sunday, 7 PM, Blue Harvest, Christine Kane, Dylan Rice. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Next Sunday, April 16, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Marina, Tamara Pierce. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, Debi Kujawa. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, 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. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Phil Dunavan; 10 PM, Mitchell Turner. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, April 14, 8:30 PM, Justin Earle; 10 PM, Kevin So. Next Saturday, April 15, 9:30 PM, Mark Edwards & Toltec. 773-271-0401.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR Free concert. Friday, 8 PM, Dan and Ada Rice Center, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6090.

EASTER JUBILEE GOSPEL FEST with Albertina Walker, Kim Stratton, Chicago State University Gospel Choir, Chicago Children's Choir, Salem Baptist Church of Chicago Youth Choir, Saint Mark's Missionary Baptist Church Cathedral Youth Choir, Kingdom Builders, Robert Jones, Allen Twins, and No Dope Express Children's Choir. Next Saturday, April 15, 6:30 PM, gymnasiun, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr. 773-568-5600 or 708-799-7263.

COREY HARRIS opens for Tracy Chapman; see Spot Check. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

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

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR under the direction of Rollo Dilworth. Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

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. Saturday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, April 14, Eric Culbertson. Next Saturday, April 15, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Doug McDonald Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. 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, Vino Louden. Saturday, Carlos Johnson. Sunday, Biscuit & the Mix. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, King Corey. Wednesday, Chico Banks. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesday, Marty Sammon. Wednesday, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Lil' Arthur Duncan. Next Friday, April 14, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Saturday, April 15, Willie Kent, Bonnie Lee, Jimmy Burns, Lil' Arthur Duncan, Lurrie Bell, James Wheeler. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Saturday, Steve Arvey with Washboard Chaz. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, April 15, Fruteland Jackson. 773-384-8600.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Long John Hunter, Chris Beard. Saturday, Chris Duarte, Mystery Driver. Sunday, Carl Weathersby. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesdays, Band Competition. Wednesday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thursday, Nigel Mack. Next Friday, April 14, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Next Saturday, April 15, Frankie Lee & Bobby Murray, Jimmy Burns. 312-427-0333.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lee Morris Blues 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. Saturday, Lonnie Brooks. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM. Friday, James Armstrong. Saturday, John Paul Hammond. Thursday, 9 PM, Pistol Pete. Next Saturday, April 15, Anthony Gomes Band. 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.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 15, Howard & the White Boys. 815-834-0084.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Saturday, April 15, 10:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Next Sunday, April 16, 9 PM, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 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, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Saturday, Charlie Love. Sundays, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Monday, John Primer. Tuesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wednesday, Joe Moss Band. Thursday, Jimmie Lee Robinson. Next Friday, April 14, 5 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Next Saturday, April 15, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-266-2400.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Next Friday, April 14, Detroit Danny. 708-447-3116.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Joanna Connor Band with Buzz Kilman. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, April 13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-821-1234.

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

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Little Brothers Blues Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, April 15, 9:30 PM, Mike Wheeler Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Next Saturday, April 15, Tommy McCracken. 815-741-9207.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Saturday, Joanna Connor Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Wednesday, Chris Aaron Band. Thursday, No Mercy Band. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Rockin' Highliners. 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, J.B. Ritchie Band. Next Saturday, April 15, Sister Lu & the Boys. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Sandra Hall, J.W. Williams, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Carl Weathersby. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby & Howard Scott with Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Andre Taylor, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 PM, and Sunday, 4:30 and 7:30 PM, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Zanne Mack Band. Next Friday, April 14, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Next Saturday, April 15, Dave Weld. Next Sunday, April 16, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 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, Pedal Steel Transmission. Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. Wednesdays, Waystation. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Joanbaby & Her Chicago Revue. Next Friday, April 14, Rock Bottom Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Fabulous Fish Heads. Next Saturday, April 15, Joe Kelly. 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.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Next Friday, April 14, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-428-0562.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Friday, April 14, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sundays, 8 PM, Dex's Blues Jam. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Mike Kranicke & the Voodoo Kings. 773-276-9730.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Stone, Ronny & the Rockits. Monday, 8:30 PM, open blues jam. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, John Primer, Carey Bell, and others. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Saturday, April 15, Nigel Mack. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday, April 14, Rhythm Club. Next Saturday, April 15, Steve Cushing & the Chicago All Stars. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

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

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Blue Marlins. 773-281-7112.

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. Next Friday, April 14, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

DAVID BERKMAN Free in-store solo piano concert. Next Saturday, April 15, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

SAM BURCKHARDT performs at the Southport Swing Dance Party. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Northwest Car Pool, 3350 N. Southport. 773-388-8338 or 773-348-6365.

CITY OF STORY/CITY OF JAZZ Jaimee Wriston Colbert gives a reading and Bobbi Wilsyn & friends perform. Next Saturday, April 15, 6 PM, Mid-Day Club, 10 S. Dearborn. 312-633-1124.

GREEN MILL QUARTET tribute to Wayne Shorter & Lee Morgan; free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Hear Music, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-0242.

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

STEFON HARRIS QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. Thursday, 7:30 PM (with opening act Sherry Scott), DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

HENRY JOHNSON TRIO Free concert. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANDREW KAPSALIS TRIO Saturday, 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. Friday and Saturday, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

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

MERCHANTS & CO. BIG BAND Next Sunday, April 16, 4-9 PM, Saint Elizabeth's Hall, 50 E. 41st. 773-268-1518.

MIDWEST NAVY SHOWBAND, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free big band concert under the direction of Bruce Mack. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

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

NAPERVILLE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thursday, April 13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL JAZZ GROUPS Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE performs music by Thelonius Monk, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong & others in a free concert entitled "The Black Composer and the Solo Instrument." Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7575.

NIU JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH MELTON MUSTAFA under the direction of Ron Carter. Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ INVITATIONAL under the direction of Don Owens. Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MITCH PALIGA QUARTET Free concert. Next Friday, April 14, 7 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

DAN PHILLIPS Free in-store solo guitar performance. Saturday, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

JUDY ROBERTS Tribute to Cole Porter. Sunday, 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.

'ROUND MIDNIGHT JAZZ QUARTET, ORQUESTA 809 ISLA perform as part of "Fiesta For Literacy: Salsa at the Library" (benefit for the Jane Addams Center New Trees From New Seeds family literacy program). Next Friday, April 14, 7 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 773-549-1631, ext. 220.

HANS STURM with the Northwestern Jazz Ensemble. Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

SUE--OS Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Rolling Meadows Public Library, 3110 Martin, Rolling Meadows. 847-259-6050.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21st CENTURY REVIEW Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

JULI WOOD Tribute to Dexter Gordon & Hank Mobley; free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 14, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Art Davis, Jerry Dimuziod, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, April 14, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, April 15, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Catherine Whitney Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Carlos Cannon. Sunday and Monday, Gerald McClendon. Tuesday through next Saturday, April 15, Detour. 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, City Lights Express. 630-406-0008.

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

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

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 13, Marcus Jefferson 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. Fridays, 5:15 PM, Paulinho Garcia 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: 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: Saturday, 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, Dave Rempis with Kent Kessler & Tim Mulvenna. Wednesday, Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Paul Abella Trio. Next Friday, April 14, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, April 15, Jeff Lasky Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Friday, April 14, Randy Amundsen. Next Saturday, April 15, Matt Erion Trio. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Sunday, April 16, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

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

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Next Sunday, April 16, 2 PM, Franz Jackson & the Jazz Legends. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Saturday, Barbara LeShoure. Sunday, 8 PM, Arlene Bardelle Quartet (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Cecile Savage Trio (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Electric Ari with Ari Brown, Angus Thomas & Larry Beers. Next Friday, April 14, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns. Next Saturday, April 15, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, 9 PM, Dave Onderdonk Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, David Berkman Quartet. Next Sunday, April 16, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg Group. 773-465-8005.

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: Friday, 6 PM, Niki Mitchell, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Robbie Hunsinger, Jaron Childs & Davu Seru; 9 PM, Mark Dresser Trio (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, 9 PM, Martin Tate & D-Settlement, David Boykin's Expanse. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell/Ed Wilkerson Quartet. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Happy Apple, Peter Andreadis. 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 and 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, Goodfellas Trio. Tuesday through next Sunday, April 16, McCoy Tyner 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. Saturday and next Saturday, April 15, Sueños. 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.

KUKLAS 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Classic Trio performs 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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Wednesday, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg with Nate Bakkum, Jon Irabagon, and Vance Okraszewski. Thursday, 8 PM, Jeb Bishop Quartet. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday through Sunday, Terumasa Hino Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Stephanie Browning Duo. 312-649-5874.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). Wednesday, Ryan Shultz Quartet. 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: Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Mark Landsbury's Baba Yaga. Sunday, Scott Rosenberg/Carol Genetti/Greg Hamilton/Jerry Bryerton Quartet. Thursday, Jason Roebke Group. Next Friday, April 14, Eric Roth Trio. Next Sunday, April 16, Greg Hamilton & Bob Marsh. 773-728-5010.

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

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, Jeremy Kahn Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, Jim Cooper 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. 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, Ron Cooper, Phil Kidder, Paulinho Garcia, Elijah Levi & Ron Surace; 9 PM, Linda Tate & Libby York. Saturday, April Aloisio & Joanie Pallatto. Sunday, Alison Ruble Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday and Thursday, Jenna Mammina. Next Friday, April 14, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. Next Saturday, April 15, Redd Holt Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Scott Stenten. Saturday, Ken Saydak Trio, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, April 14, Jesse Scinto Trio. Next Saturday, April 15, Ken Saydak Trio, Redd Holt Trio. 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. Saturday, 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.

SALAAM 700 W. 79th: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 6 PM, Elevation with Samuel Mohammed, Muslimah, Samiah & Prince Bey. 773-874-8300.

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.

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 and Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursdays and next Saturday, April 15, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Geof Bradfield Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Juli Wood Duo. Next Saturday, April 15, Tim McNamara 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 and Saturday, Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake/Chad Taylor/Tatsu Aoki Quartet. 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, David Boykin Out-tet. Next Friday, April 14, Rob Zettl, Harrison Bankhead, Steven Strunk. Next Saturday, April 15, Yapree Howell Chicago Tetrahedron Ensemble with Dennis Winslett, Maurice Brown, Darius Savage, Ben Montgomery. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, April 13, OJ's Quartet. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

CENTRAL AMERICAN ALL-STARS with Romulo Castro & Manuel Obregon; free concert. See Spot Check. Monday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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. Saturday, 7:30 PM, auditorium, St. Gregory High School, 1677 W. Bryn Mawr. 773-907-2106.

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

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

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

LAS GUITARRAS DE ESPA--A Next Sunday, April 16, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

PONTANIMA Interethnic sing group from Bosnia. Thursday, April 13, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3786.

'ROUND MIDNIGHT JAZZ QUARTET, ORQUESTA 809 ISLA perform as part of "Fiesta For Literacy: Salsa at the Library" (benefit for the Jane Addams Center New Trees From New Seeds family literacy program). Next Friday, April 14, 7 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 773-549-1631, ext. 220.

SHASHANK Carnatic flute concert with B.V. Raghavendra Rao (violin), N. Ramakrishnan (mridangam), T. Radhakrishnan (ghantam), and T. Rajashekhar (moorsing). Next Saturday, April 15, 6 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 708-798-2025.

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

VIENTO DE AGUA performs at a performance of Merian Soto's Asi Se Baila un Son; see Critic's Choice. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 4 and 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010. Members of Viento de Agua perform at a "bombazo" jam session, Saturday, 1-3 PM, Pedro Albizu Campos Museum of Puerto Rican History and Culture, 2739 W. Division. 773-342-8023.

ZAZHIL 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.

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.

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

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. Tuesday and next Saturday, April 15, Steve Mazurowski. Thursday, Jim Perri. 708-848-3434.

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

FACES 223 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, April 15, Casolando. 630-416-4898.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Eliezer & His Orchestra. 773-395-0066.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9 PM, Grupo Sensacion. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 3 PM, benefit for flood victims in Mozambique with the Mozambique Solidarity Committee. Next Friday, April 14, 7 PM, Tomas de Utrera, Carlos Basile, Luis Jahn; 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Next Sunday, April 16, 7:30 PM, Hugo Trevino & His New Song perform at "Reflexiones: Poetry in English & Spanish." 312-362-9707.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Latin dance lessons Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM with DJs on Fridays and live salsa/merengue bands after 11 PM on Saturdays. Saturday, Carlitos Rey. 773-528-3400.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Monday, spoken word with Corey Cokes (see Spot Check). 773-227-2277.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 10:45 PM, Casolando, Cabaret Diosa. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Grupo Kaskara. 773-489-0011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Wednesday, Havana. 773-528-7569.

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.

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AHN TRIO Friday, 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). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

BAROQUE CAMERATA in an all-Bach program. Next Sunday, April 16, 7 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Next Friday, April 14, 3 PM, Benedictine Hall Theater, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6090.

MARY STOLPER flute. Friday, 3:30 PM, Benedictine Hall Theater, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6090.

LIELLE BERMAN AND MARLIN MILLER in a free recital. Thursday, April 13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BLAGOEV STRING TRIO in a free concert (Mozart, Haydn, Pachelbel, Handel, Brahms, Massenet, Bizet, and others). Tuesday, 7 PM, John Merlo Branch Library, 644 W. Belmont. 312-744-1139.

ANDREW CARPENTER saxophone (Handel, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-1445.

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

CHICAGO CROSS-COLLEGIATE CHAMBER CHOIR AND ENSEMBLE Alan Wellman conducts John Rutter's Requiem. Next Sunday, April 16, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-542-6308.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Lawrence Rapchak conducts Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching's Buoso's Ghost. See Critic's Choice. Friday, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), and Sunday, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 2 PM), Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Mahler, Nanes, R. Strauss, Saint-Saens). Next Sunday, April 16, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339 or 773-702-7300.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and piano (Turnage, Mozart, Schumann). Thursday through next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Markus Stenz, conductor (Mussorgsky, Ives, R. Strauss). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO 20TH CENTURY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Philip Morehead conducts "adventurous works by new artists" in a free recital. Saturday, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL Free admission. Sunday, noon, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207.

FREDERIC CHIU piano (Liszt, Chopin). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in an open rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 15, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Thomas E. Gouwens conducts Brahms's Requiem. Next Sunday, April 16, 7 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

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

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a pops concert. Next Sunday, April 16, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-0404.

ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Ya-Hui Wang, conductor (Schubert, Danzi, Schoenberg). Saturday, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA David Lornson conducts music of Mozart. Next Sunday, April 16, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

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

IL GIARDINO ARMONICO (Vivaldi, Castello, Uccellini, Merula, Marini, Cima, Hasse). Next Friday, April 14, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

HAFFNER WIND QUINTET (Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Barber, Ravel, Milhaud). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, "Face the Music" program features works of contemporary composers. 312-362-9707.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Terrance Gray, conductor, with the Orbert Davis Trio (Bach, Britten, Beethoven, and others). Sunday, 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). Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JUN JENSEN cello, in a free concert. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

STEPHEN KOVACEVICH piano (Beethoven, Schubert). Next Sunday, April 16, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor (Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart). Next Sunday, April 16, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY performs Hans Krasa's children's opera Brundibar. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 16, 1 and 4 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo. 773-871-3494.

WARREN MOULTON, ANN McMANN, BUFFY BAGGOTT, JOHN PAYONK, AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor, soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass, and piano, in a free recital (Verdi, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Puccini, Delibes, and others). Thursday, April 13, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Thomas Wikman, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer and soprano Patrice Michaels Bedi (Purcell, Dido and Aeneas). Saturday, 3 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Sunday, 3 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Monday, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez conducts Mendelssohn's Saint Paul. Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-420-2336.

WILLIAM NEIL organ, in a free all-Bach recital. Next Sunday, April 16, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

NEW ORATORIO SINGERS Alan Heatherington, conductor. Sunday, 7 PM, University of Saint Mary of the Lake, 1000 E. Maple, Mundelein. Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, April 16, 7 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-604-1067.

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

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Joseph Glymph and Peter Chang conduct a free recital. Tuesday, 1:40 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP presents a scene recital; free admission. Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 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). Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Schoenberg, Schuman, Piston, Zappa, Tower). Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. 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). Sunday, 4 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-4742.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET in a free concert (Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dvorak). Next Saturday, April 15, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET (Dvorak, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Levin). Next Sunday, April 16, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

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

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 15, 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). Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

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

ROBBINSDALE COPPER BEL CANTO CHOIR in a free concert. Next Friday, April 14, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE, CHORUS, AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen and others conduct a free concert (Vaughan Williams, Grainger, Handel, Rutter, Tchaikovsky). Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-341-6399.

ANTHONY ROSS cello, with percussionist Fernando Meza and pianist Evelyne Brancart (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Baker). Next Friday, April 14, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:30 PM), Church of the Ascension, East and Van Buren, Oak Park. 708-383-6456.

SIMON ROWLAND-JONES viola, in a free recital (Bach, Clarke, Bloch, Rowland-Jones). Thursday, April 13, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI (Cavaliere, Gesualdo, Hassler, Gutierrez, Le Jeune, Peri, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. Sunday, 3 PM, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 N. Hermitage. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-758-3750.

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

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION Free admission. Saturday, noon, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

RAMI SOLOMONOW, ATAR ARAD, SIMON ROLAND-JONES, AND RICHARD YOUNG violas, with members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras in a free recital (Perle and others). Sunday, 5 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-409-6609 or 773-325-7260.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY BAND Leo Henning, conductor. Sunday, 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. Saturday, 8 PM, Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th. 708-802-0886.

ERNESTO TAMAYO guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Weiss, Sor, Albeniz). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley

Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

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

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

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MOTET CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson conducts "motets and ethnic music from across the centuries." Sunday, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

MARK VALENTI piano (Brahms, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and others). Next Friday, April 14, 7:30 PM, National-Louis University, 2840 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-256-5150.

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

RICHARD WEBSTER organ (Dupre, Krebs, Rembt, Webster, Eben, Matthews, Tchaikovsky, Messiaen). Sunday, 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). Sunday, 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 (Bach, Saint Matthew Passion). Saturday, 6 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

YOUNG NAPERVILLE SINGERS Next Sunday, April 16, 2 and 4:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-369-9679.

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

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GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sunday, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with spoken word by Corey Cokes (see Spot Check). 773-878-5552.

JETMORE HIGH SCHOOL BAND in a free concert. Next Friday, April 14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KIDS FARE: TO INFINITY & BEYOND Children's discussion and demonstration with Northwestern's Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Stephen Alltop. Next Saturday, April 15, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROBBINSDALE COPPER BEL CANTO CHOIR Free admission. Next Friday, April 14, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

DAVE RUDOLPH Children's concert on the theme "Vacation." Wednesday, 10 AM and 1 PM, Richard Burton Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Forest. 708-456-0300, ext. 3383.

VOICES OF THE FUTURE 2000 Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Free concert series by elementary, middle, and high school choirs. Monday, 11 AM, Clissold School; Tuesday, 11 AM, Pilsen Community Academy; Thursday, 11 AM, Coolidge Middle School. 312-595-7437.

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