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

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

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ADEN, AISLERS SET, DEERHOOF, HOT DAMN, GRAND PRICKS Free outdoor concert. Next Saturday, May 20, noon, on the quad, University of Chicago, S. University and E. 58th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8424.

BABES IN ARMS Rodgers and Hart's musical performed by an ensemble cast with George Wendt. Thursday, May 18, through next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM, and next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500.

ERIC BENET Benefit concert for Near the Pier Development Center. Saturday, 6 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-527-2223.

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

BLACKS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

CASOLANDO performs at "After Hours at the Art Institute." Thursday, May 18, 5:30 PM, grand ballroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

VIC CHESNUTT, KRISTIN HERSH, ROSE POLENZANI All-ages show. Thursday, May 18, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CREEPY D Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 20, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

DENNIS DE YOUNG Friday, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

PAT DINIZIO of the Smithereens performs as part of his Living Room Tour (benefits the children's department of the LaGrange Park Public Library). Friday, 8 PM, LaGrange Park Public Library, 555 N. LaGrange, LaGrange Park. 708-352-0100.

DJ GREGOR MORTIS, WILLIAM DARKE PSYCHO CIRCUS & FREAK SHOW Saturday, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500 or 312-243-5967.

DROPKICK MURPHYS, BOUNCING SOULS, DWARVES, DISTILLERS Next Saturday, May 20, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LINDA EDER Next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-902-1500 or 312-977-1701.

CYNDI ELLIOTT, ANDY CREIGHTON, GREG HAMILTON Next Saturday, May 20, 9:30 PM, Underworld Used Books, 1331 N. Ashland. 773-395-8454.

FELIX & THE BUZZCATZ Free admission for mothers of guests. Sunday, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

FROGS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

SUE GARNER & RICK BROWN Free in-store performance and signing. Sunday, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

KISS, TED NUGENT, SKID ROW Friday, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LE TIGRE, BRIDE OF NO NO All-ages show. Next Saturday, May 20, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-907-0610.

LEGENDS OF THE CATSKILLS Comedians Jack Carter, Gabe Kaplan, Aliza Kashi & Freddie Roman accompanied by a live band. Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 2 and 8 PM, and Sunday, 2 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

LETTERMEN Saturday, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

LILYBANDITS Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

M.O.T.O. Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 20, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD Sold out. Saturday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MILKBABY perform at an exhibition of photography by Sarah Beckstrom, sculpture by Damian Van Horn, and an installation by Trish Carter. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Vital Projects, room 230, Flat Iron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee. 773-489-0455.

LIZA MINNELLI Tribute to Vincente Minnelli. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-902-1500 or 312-977-1701.

NEXT FRIDAY Friday, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

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

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE with Don Barnes, Kevin Chalfant, David Carl, Cathy Richardson, and Kelly Keagy. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

Q101 JAMBOREE with Third Eye Blind, 311, Everclear, Bloodhound Gang, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Moby, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Eve 6, Travis, Goldfinger, Suicide Machines. Next Saturday, May 20, 1 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Free in-store performance for kids. Sunday, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SANG SISTA SANG Mickey Stevenson & Smokey Robinson's stage play features the music of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, and Mahalia Jackson. Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 3 and 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 and 7:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

SARAH B Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 39 W 830 Highland, Elgin. 847-888-0668.

NEIL SEDAKA Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

SIN ORDEN, MT. TAI and others perform at a benefit for Anti-Racist Action. Saturday, 9 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 312-409-1432.

PATTI SMITH See Critic's Choice; all-ages show. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TEMPTATIONS, SUPREMES WITH MARY WILSON Sunday, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

TUNEAGE Next Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

WEEN All-ages show. Friday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Mr. Blotto, Jon Gram. Saturday, Banned Band, Dahui. Next Friday, May 19, Monica Morris Method. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Saturday, 10 PM, "the Grandstand" with DJ Harry the Blade. 773-305-0002.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays after 5:30 PM. Friday, O'Brien Brothers. Thursday, Cirrus Falcon. Next Friday, May 19, Trial By Z. 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.

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, DJ Laura B. Saturdays, DJs Chris Gin & Jeff Moyer. Wednesdays, DJs Jeff Moyer, Gil Burns & Pulz-8. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, 50 Fathoms, A New January. Saturday, Leonardo, Tracy Buckle, Telstar, Joe Armstrong & the Badass Band. Sunday, Sweet Sweet Candy, Vibeflight Mission. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesday, Robert Cornelius 7. Thursday, Returnables, Groundspeed. Next Friday, May 19, Sour, Delafields, Mr. Id. Next Saturday, May 20, Glow Bugs, Pilgrim Beware, Low Rent, Summerhouse. 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. Mondays, DJ Boaxella. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Friday, DJ Shon Dervis, DJ Nine Lives. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, 11 PM, Starlight Drifters. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Pistolero, Wotan, TV Savage. Saturday, Spiveys, God Country Family, White Mules of Sin. Monday, 9:30 PM, open mike. Thursday, Vote Quimby, Vax Wallow. Next Friday, May 19, Pompous Lily, Luscious Warbaby, Bombay Bicycle. Next Saturday, May 20, Stereo Sedative, Kim Ladd, Clip. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Droopy, 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. Fridays and Saturdays, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Old #8. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Next Saturday, May 20, Drag the River. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Phineus. Saturday, None 4 Now. Next Friday, May 19, Uncle Pecos. Next Saturday, May 20, Tractor Boy. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, J. Juliano Band. Saturday, Something for Joey. Thursday, Umphrey's McGee, the Gruv. Next Friday, May 19, Dogs in the Tub. Next Saturday, May 20, Shimmer. 773-528-0888.

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

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

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

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9 PM. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Deluxury. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Friday, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. Next Friday, May 19, 10 PM, DJs Aladdin, Assassin, Bhavesh & Rain spin bhangra and progressive house. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesday, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Mr. Macky. Saturday, Kato the Houseboy. Next Friday, May 19, Wicked Garden. Next Saturday, May 20, Spoonfed. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, May 18, 9 PM, Underwater People. 630-513-0074.

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

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

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: Friday, 9 PM, Droopy vs. Raymond Roker. Wednesday, DJs Huggy, Halo, Droopy, DVS, Glenn Underground & Justin Long. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 18, DJs Ben & Aret spin northern soul, freakbeat, and 60s groove. 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 and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton, dance music with DJ House. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM Friday through Tuesday; no cover. Thursday, May 18, through next Saturday, May 20, Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse. 847-520-4800.

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, Eddie Richards & Huggy. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Push Down & Turn, Satya Graha. Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. Next Friday, May 19, 10 PM, Jack Fife. Next Saturday, May 20, 10:30 PM, Strutter (Kiss tribute band). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Caught Naked. Saturday, Cats Under the Stars. Wednesday, Afrodisiacs. Thursday, Gizzae. Next Friday, May 19, Trippin' Billies. Next Saturday, May 20, Maggie Speaks. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sunday, 7 PM, Karen Mason. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 8 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, May 21, 7 PM, Stephen Rader. 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; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. Next Saturday, May 20, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Bob Depugh. Monday, DJ Jeff Pezzati. Tuesday, DJ Kenny. Thursday, DJ Tony. 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. Fridays through Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Sam Prekop Band, Terry Callier. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers (see Spot Check), Jon Langford & Carlos Ortega, Mike Ireland & Holler. Sunday, 9 PM, Jeff Tweedy with Jim O'Rourke, Aluminum Group, Rebecca Gates. Monday, 7:30 PM, Chantal Kreviazuk, Paddy Casey; 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Melochrome, Forty Piece Choir, Tenki. Thursday, 9 PM, Kid Million, Rhudabega (see Spot Check), Tom Atterberry. Next Friday, May 19, 10 PM, Cupcakes, Million Yen, Rocket Girl. Next Saturday, May 20, 10 PM, Casolando, Spies Who Surf. 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, Stevie Starlite. Next Saturday, May 20, Nobody's Business. 815-834-0084.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Only Sons. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, May 19, Jocelyn Weed. Next Saturday, May 20, Alex & the All Stars. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Garbo Swag, Paul Allodi. Saturday, Then Again. Sunday, 9 PM, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, May 19, Mike & Joe. Next Saturday, May 20, Underwater People. 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 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Rock Star Club, Throck Morton, Royal Brown. Saturday, Dovetail Joint, Zero to Nine, Radio Hour 491. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, E-mics, Lexie Bloor Band. Tuesday, Blue October, Sono, Urban Rock Stars. Wednesday, Shaista Bosch, Dragon Fly. Thursday, Bumpus, Kofy Brown. Next Friday, May 19, Monkey Paw, Pound Seven, Serilian. Next Saturday, May 20, Waystation, Red Elephant, Dan Darrah, Astra Kelly & Far Rockaway. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Mr. Sparkle. Saturday, Case Closed. Thursday, Cirrus Falcon. Next Friday, May 19, Critics. Next Saturday, May 20, Urban Underground. 773-775-2848.

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Dave Colly (no cover). Next Friday, May 19, Peter Mulvey. 847-428-4500.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sunday, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with Intrakit, Brad Geary, and DJ PNS. Monday, 9 PM, Lupine, Firebird Band, the Motion. Thursday, Baldwin Brothers, TRS-80, Zelienople. Next Friday, May 19, Frogs, Magas, Maximum Cloud. Next Sunday, May 20, Five Style, Ancient Greeks, Lynx. 773-276-3600.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. 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 Thursdays through Saturdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 7-11 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, May 20, Mike Moore. 773-685-8083.

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: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Rass Klatt. Saturday, Mr. Roberts. Next Friday, May 19, Whiskey Kitchen. Next Saturday, May 20, Eliminator (ZZ Top tribute band). 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Against All Authority, 500 Hats, Biscayne, This Is Forever; 10 PM, Entertainment, Vue, Paris, TX. Saturday, 7 PM, Atom & His Package, Franklin, No Motiv, Aspera Ad Astera, Science Of. Sunday, 7 PM, Radio Four, Pruno, Cry Baby Cry. Tuesday, 10 PM, Mustache, Dragstrip Syndicate. Wednesday, 6 PM, Link 80, Tossers, First Grade Crush, Indecisives. Next Friday, May 19, 6 PM, U.S. Bombs, Union 13, Pushers, Geezers; 10 PM, Deerhoof, Missing Tooth, Spider Manual. Next Saturday, May 20, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Teenage Frames, Orange Tree, the Stand; 9 PM, Fla Flas, Tekulvi, Rollo Tomasi. Next Sunday, May 21, 6 PM, Jackie Papers, Hot Damn!; 9 PM, Rapture, Defender, Panoply Academy of Legionaires. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Brave Combo, Polkaholics. Saturday, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Saps. Thursday, 9 PM, Alice Peacock, Dave Crawford Band. Next Saturday, May 20, 10 PM, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, Grand Marquis, Refried Beats DJs spin. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thursday, May 18, Only Sons. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Four Man Acoustic Band. Thursday, Joe Kelly. Next Friday, May 19, Mr. Myers. Next Saturday, May 20, Then Again. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Then Again. Next Friday, May 19, Kato the Houseboy. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 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 & the Downpours, Apartment. Saturday, Heavy Mental, Go-Go Devils. Next Friday, May 19, No Love Lost with Michael Ripoli, Second Dimension, Shine On. Next Saturday, May 20, Dave Sippel with the Red Wigglers. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 9 PM, and Saturday, 10 PM, Denise Tomasello. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Scott Montgomery. 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.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Glen Hansard, Steve Owen, Gareth Woods. Saturday, Raxtrax, Nicholas Tremulis, Cathy Braaten & friends. Thursday, Liquid Lust. Next Friday, May 19, Red Hot & Blue, Band in Memphis. Next Saturday, May 20, Big Hello, Krinkles. 773-472-5139.

HALFTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL 27 W 103 North, West Chicago: Next Saturday, May 20, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-293-0553.

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. Music at 11 PM. Friday, Linda M. Smith. Saturday, Nomad Planets. Thursday, 10 PM, Philo, Billtowne. Next Friday, May 19, Adam Ezra. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Saturdays, Matt Warren. 312-236-4355.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9:30 PM, Red Star Belgrade (see Spot Check), Dorian Taj. Saturday, 8:30 PM, "The Swedish Taboo" with Loraxx, Bees Are Black, Art Loinz & the Wett Dixxx, John Greenfield's Rock Band, A-Z Consolidated, Kickplate, Malaria. Wednesday, 10 PM, Glen Hansard, Read Letter. Next Saturday, May 20, 10 PM, Bigman Xperience, Andrew Robb, Mark Sheehy. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Mini Reubens, Foil. Saturday, Pat McCurdy. Next Friday, May 19, Shades of Grey. Next Saturday, May 20, Roadhouse Dogs, Dreaming Tree. 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, Sterio, Wyman. Next Saturday, May 20, 10 PM, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, May 20, 8-Track. 847-956-1170.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Fishbone (see Spot Check), Great Apes. Saturday, Judybats, Red Elephant, Ted Ansani. Thursday, Big Daddy Kane, Kool DJ Herc, Juggaknots, Mr. Len, Ripshop, DJ Avee. Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Swinging Love Hammers, Freshwater Collins, Mesh. Next Saturday, May 20, 9 PM, Mickey Hart Band, Vince Welnick. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

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

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

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, 7 PM, benefit for Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride with the Ian Crockett Band; 10 PM, Hello Dave, Dogs Undecided, Troll for Trout. Saturday, Underwater People, the Neighborhood, Tuck Pence. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, May 19, DJ Finesse. Next Saturday, May 20, Michelanjelo. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Friday, May 19, Tuneage. 630-752-2000.

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

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

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

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Love Monkeys. Saturday, Foil. Next Friday, May 19, Lash, Anish. Next Saturday, May 20, Hoochie Suit, Bottle of Justus. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Thursday, May 18, 9 PM, J. Davis Trio. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 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. Friday, AleVille. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesdays, DJ Arnold, Naked Jenga. Next Friday, May 19, Arthur Lee. Next Saturday, May 20, Carl Brown. 773-384-1040.

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

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Saturday, 7 PM-3 AM, salsa dance lessons with music by Carlitos Rey. Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJs Jevon Jackson, Mike Miles, Matt Syndrum & Aura spin house. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, swing dance lessons with DJ Riley "Big Time" Wimes. Next Saturday, May 20, 7 PM-3 AM, salsa dance lessons with music by Orquesta Isla. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Beardicus Enormous. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Hacks. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Fuzz. Next Saturday, May 20, Noveto Trio. 630-530-2077.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Kate Brunner, Soul Fix. Saturday, the Idea. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Almighty Rogers. Wednesday, Snake Oil. Thursday, 10:30 PM, Jan James. Next Friday, May 19, DJ Ray Fiedler. 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, Barry Weaver, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 4 PM on Sundays. Friday, Tom Linsk. Saturday, 5 PM, Peter Miletic; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stanley Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. Next Friday, May 19, Stanley Karcz. Next Saturday, May 20, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. 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 and Sunday, Peter Miletic. Saturday, Chicago Rose. Monday, John Zamojcin. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesday, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Troy Neidhardt. Next Friday, May 19, Scott Holman. Next Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM. Friday, Chicago Rose. Saturday, Tom Linsk. Sunday, 5-10 PM, Larry O'Connor. Monday, Scott Holman. Tuesday, Phil Baron. Wednesday, Dave Allen. Thursday, Phil Baron. Next Friday, May 19, Larry O'Connor. Next Saturday, May 20, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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, Brother Brother. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dark Star Orchestra. Thursday, Milk Plow, Baddigo, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. Next Friday, May 19, Let's Go Bowling, Articles. Next Saturday, May 20, Matt Tiegler, Flammable Dress, Glen Hansard. 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, 7 PM, Sleater-Kinney (see Critic's Choice), Bangs (see Spot Check), Gossip. Saturday, 7 PM, Modest Mouse (see Critic's Choice), Califone, Devil in a Woodpile; 11 PM, DJ Ra, Curcuit Mom, Curcuit Dad. Sunday, 6:30 PM, Mystic Journeymen, Rubberoom, Grouch, Atmosphere. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Blank Theory, Organic, Ruth Buzzy. Thursday, 9 PM, Boss Hog (see Critic's Choice), Delta 72 (see Critic's Choice). Next Friday, May 19, 6:30 PM, the Bomb, Bitchy, Landos 45, Dickforshort; 11 PM, Green Velvet, Traxx, DJ Funk, Nosmo. Next Saturday, May 20, 9 PM, Premium, Jake:U:Ohff, Ill Root, Vic Vacuum. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Fridays, 6 PM, Dae (no cover). 630-820-7447.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, May 21, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 Olmsted: 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, Tundra Survey, Stroller, Kleinfelter. Saturday, Seven Day Run, Al Jala, Kokapelli. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Next Friday, May 19, Silverado, Audio ID, Mass Transit. Next Saturday, May 20, Alan Ruffin, Janus, Blue October. 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 Spinmistress Batty & Carrie Monster spin goth. 773-486-7774.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Friday, 9:30 PM, Erbis Rhombus, Brain Transplant. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Mark Landsbury, Baba Yaga. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Friday, May 19, Fatalists, Bees Are Black. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Friday, Marina V. Sunday, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses & Vicki Dodd. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Saturday, 12 oz. Glory. Thursday, Michael Rodeo. Next Friday, May 19, Burnt Toast. Next Saturday, May 20, Vinyls. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Ronnie spins late on Saturdays. Friday, midnight, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Saturday, 10 PM, the Gruv, Flapjacks. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Chris Green & New Perspective. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, May 19, 9:30 PM, Fat Time, Deana's House, DJ Easy Go. Next Saturday, May 20, 9:30 PM, Fat Time, MC Big Suge & DJ Inc. 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 PIZZA 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 6 PM. Friday and Saturday, Glen Murschel. Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, Tony & Carrol. 815-468-6666.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Takabite. Next Saturday, May 20, the Blast. 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. Saturday, Creepy D. Sunday, Urt. Wednesdays, Plastics Hi-Fi. Thursday, Janus, Lucid, Vision Stain. Next Friday, May 19, Rollercoaster. Next Saturday, May 20, Crackpot. Next Sunday, May 21, Sara Osmer, John Shepski, Eric Ziegenhagen, Brad Bouten. 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, Libido Funk Circus. 312-664-0777.

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

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Saturday, 9:30 PM, acoustic hootenanny hosted by Dan Whitaker with Stacey Early, Barrie Cole, Jay Harris, Dan & Scott, Mercury Players, Mark Mattson, and Mike Sims (no cover). 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, the Blast. Saturday, Lounge Puppets. Next Friday, May 19, Selective Recall. Next Saturday, May 20, Animation (Rush tribute band). 630-924-9368.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: Saturday, 10 PM-3 AM, "Desi Party" with DJs Aladdin & Asassin. 312-633-0911.

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. Saturday, Christopher Lawrence, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. Thursdays, "Digdugg" with residents Derrick, James & Diz. Next Saturday, May 20, Christian Smith. 312-733-6699.

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

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

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Scottish (no cover). 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Off the Record. Wednesdays, Rory's Raiders. Next Friday, May 19, Nine 24. Next Saturday, May 20, Pandemonium, Dawn Patrol. 630-543-3101.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, John Doe, Verbow, Chris Mills. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Pan-American (see Critic's Choice), Brokeback, Grandaddy (see Critic's Choice), Revolutionary Artificial Head System. Sunday, 8 PM, His Name is Alive, Lovesick, Stun Gun. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 9 PM, Brady (see Spot Check). Thursday, 10 PM, Kevn Kinney, Eric Ziegenhagen. Next Friday, May 19, 10 PM, Plastics Hi-Fi, Death Cab for Cutie, Camden. Next Saturday, May 20, 10 PM, Road Kings, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Sunday, May 21, 8 PM, Sonia, Ellen Rosner. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Mr. Myers. Next Saturday, May 20, Core. 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, Layman's Terms. Next Saturday, May 20, Twelve Tone Row, Brother Lowdown. 773-528-7569.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, 45s. 708-526-7174.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Rick Lindy & the Cyclones. Saturday, the Wave. Next Saturday, May 20, Weed Street Band. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Robbie Hardkiss, Roz B. Liquid. Saturday, Lady D, 8fatfat8, Tobias. Sunday, DJs Louie Santuro & Alex Kevorkian. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Next Friday, May 19, DJ Darrell Woodson. Next Saturday, May 20, Miles Maeda, Mike Steeple. 773-549-4140.

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

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Wednesday, Scramble. 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.

THE SPOT 1584 Rand, Des Plaines: Saturday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-298-4000.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Tuesday, DJ Johnnie Coolrock. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Next Friday, May 19, Wolcott. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher. 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, Dogs in the Tub, E-Vans, Lord Thumb. Saturday, All Natural, Mass Hysteria, Bloodthang. Tuesday, 9 PM, Jesse de la Peña, DJ Spin, Hiroki, Precyse, Mass Hysteria, 90 Proof. Next Saturday, May 20, Katie's Basement. 773-278-6600.

TC PUB 9700 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn: Next Saturday, May 20, Shades of Grey. 708-425-4252.

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

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, Buck Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Justin Earle. Saturday, 9 PM, Ripley Caine. Sunday, 7 PM, Nancy Walker & others. Next Friday, May 19, Marks, Stephanie Fix. Next Sunday, May 21, 7 PM, Kelley Clute, Lisa Kane, Bohni Kempton. 773-929-3680.

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

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

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: No cover. Friday and Saturday, Maggie Speaks. Next Saturday, May 20, Weebles. 773-755-9870.

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 "high energy dance music" after 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Mixin' Marc. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Deja Vu. Saturday, Harmony Riley, Grand Marquis. Tuesday, Mr. Blotto. Thursday, Funk Knuckle, Foil. Next Friday, May 19, Royal Brown, Ground Zero. Next Saturday, May 20, Punsapaya, Whiskey Kitchen. 773-929-1300.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chain Gang. Saturday, open stage. Next Friday, May 19, Jack Salamander. Next Saturday, May 20, Apocalypse Entertainment. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, DJ Matthew King spins acid jazz, techno, ambient, and drum & bass (no cover). 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Derrick Morgan, Charles Cameron. Saturday, Swamp, Carl Brown. Sunday, Swamp. Monday, Kwame & Wan Afrika. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Ras Kelly, Indika. Thursday, Skavossa, Skapone. Next Friday, May 19, Flex Crew. Next Saturday, May 20, Baaro, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Sandy Andina; 10 PM, Rob Stone Duo. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Rollover. Saturday, Berber, Cats & Jammers. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursdays, Uncle John's Band. 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, 9:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company. 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.

ZANZIBAR Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. Music at 8 PM. DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays; live bands perform Thursdays. 888-436-7737.

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. Next Friday, May 19, Derrick May, 8fatfat8, Colette, Lady D, Cedric. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

THE CROSSING Next Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM, Cafe Eutychus, Edgebrook Covenant Church, 6355 N. Spokane. 773-763-4230.

GEORGE JONES, COLLIN RAYE Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

MINSTROSITY Free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1701 Sherman, Evanston. 708-328-0883.

PADDY'S MILESTONE, MICHAEL O'REGAN & KAREN RESHKIN, COLMAN CLOONAN & FRIENDS, BRIGHID MALONE, KATHY & IRENE FOLKERTS, JIM WEARNE, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Next Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

TOM PAXTON Saturday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JIM POST, RANDY SABIEN Friday, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-632-9333.

RICHARD SHINDELL, KENNEDYS Next Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC See Fairs & Festivals.

VOLO BOGTROTTERS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

WEAVERMANIA WITH FRANK HAMILTON Friday, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesday, Mollys (see Spot Check). Thursday, Julieann Macarus. Next Saturday, May 20, 9 PM, Fred Holstein. 773-478-4408.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Can-Ky-Ree. Next Saturday, May 20, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 10 PM, Paddy Keenan, Lawrence Nugent (no cover). 773-583-3066.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers (see Spot Check), Jon Langford & Carlos Ortega, Mike Ireland & Holler. 773-489-3160.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Thursdays through Saturdays after 7:30 PM. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill Garcia. Thursdays, DJ Sux. 847-593-2200.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Sunday, May 21, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Sundays, 7 PM, North & South. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Monday, 9 PM, Gary Allan. Tuesday, 8 PM, Naomi. Next Friday, May 19, 10 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Eric Lugosch. Next Saturday, May 20, Karen Mueller. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Craig Champlin (in the Red Line Tap). Next Saturday, May 20, 11 PM, Michael Schwarte. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thursday, May 18, 9:30 PM, "Honkytonk Living Room" with Kelly Kessler, Marlee MacLeod. Next Sunday, May 21, 4 PM, "old time music" open jam; 8:30 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. 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. Saturday, Dooley Brothers. Next Friday, May 19, Napper Tandy. Next Saturday, May 20, Seamus O'Kane. 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.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, May 20, Summer Chance. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Marina V. Saturday, Minna Bromberg, Low Rent Collective. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Friday, May 19, Tom Dundee & His Cowboys Born Out of Their Time. Next Saturday, May 20, Kristin Ronne. 773-743-3355.

PANOS RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Next Saturday, May 20, 7 PM, Kristin Lems. 847-733-1390.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Jen & Mel. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wednesday, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey, Amy Cook. 773-525-2508.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Saturday, 8 PM, On the Mainline. 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, Thursday's Child. Next Friday, May 19, Mark Jackson. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Buck Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Justin Earle. Monday, 9:30 PM, Donna Frost. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Linda M. Smith & Doug Alan. Thursday, Ticklepenny Corner, Michael Knott. 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.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Chuck Cheesman, Susan McClelland, Libby Reed. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, May 20, 9:30 PM, Jim Fine. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ALABAMA BLUES NIGHT with Johnnie Mae Dunson, John Campbell, and Rollin' & Tumblin. Saturday, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

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

JAMES COTTON Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

LESTER "MAD DOG" DAVENPORT Performance and interview as part of the "Speakin' of the Blues" series (free admission). Monday, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME performs African-American popular music of the 20th century. Saturday, 2:30 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1401 S. Sacramento. 312-747-7670.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS perform gospel music and hymns under the direction of Lee Kesselman and Walt Whitman Jr. Next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JIM PALMORE VOCAL CHORALE FEATURING DARYL COLEY with Edward Showers & the Bishop Shepherd Little Memorial District Choir. Saturday, 7 PM, Christ Unity Evangelistic Church, 208 E. 61st. 773-854-1623 or 773-379-3299.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Patricia Scott & Zora Young. Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Grana' Louise & Shirley Johnson. 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, May 19 and 20, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sunday, Rockin' Johnny & Little Arthur. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Chico Banks. Wednesday, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Thursday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Friday, May 19, Howard Scott & the World Band. Next Saturday, May 20, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Next Sunday, May 21, Vino Louden. 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). Tuesdays, Marty Sammon (no cover). Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Rockin' Johnny. Next Friday, May 19, H.A.V.E. Dreams benefit with Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Next Saturday, May 20, Big Time Sarah with Shirley King & Bonnie Lee. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Blues Rockits. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Liz Mandville Greeson. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Friday, May 19, Spark. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesday, open stage hosted by Drivin' Wheel. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Lil' Ed; 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Gene Barge, Bill Lupkin Band. Saturday, Carey Bell, Kax & the Black Light Experience. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wednesday, Matthew Skoller. Thursday, Big Jack Johnson. Next Friday, May 19, 5:30 PM, Bucktown BBQ Boys; 9:30 PM, Cash McCall & Maurice John Vaughn, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Saturday, May 20, James Cotton, Joe Moss. Next Sunday, May 21, King Corey Band. 312-427-0333.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Saturday, May 20, 9 PM, Steve Ditzell & the Blue Lightning Band. 847-358-0200.

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

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Thursday, 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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Music after 10:30 PM. Saturday, Moods. Wednesdays, 6 PM-midnight, Double J Band. Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company with Ronnie. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco after 8 PM; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

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 & His Band. 312-836-7870.

DONELLI'S PUB 515 Rockland, Lake Bluff: Saturday, 9 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & the BlueLights. 847-234-0225.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Saturday, 10 PM, Evolution Blues Band. 815-356-9980.

EBONY SOCIAL CENTER 3601 W. Harrison: Thursdays, 7 PM-midnight, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-265-0337.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Brother John; 9:30 PM, Barbara LeShoure. Saturday, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Bonnie Lee. Sunday, Little Al Thomas. Monday, Casey Jones. Tuesday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Wednesday, Johnny Marshall. Thursday, Phil Guy. Next Friday, May 19, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Murali Coryell. Next Saturday, May 20, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch. 312-266-2400.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Third Degree. Next Saturday, May 20, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Brother John. Thursday, Joe Kelly. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Next Saturday, May 20, Maurice John Vaughn with Ms. Velvet McNair. 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, Eddie Shaw & Wolf Gang. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Roy Hytower (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheelers. Next Saturday, May 20, 9:30 PM, Legendary Sam Lay Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Bobbie King & the Ladies' Choice Band. Next Saturday, May 20, Toni Thomas & Scarlet Blu. 815-741-9207.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday and Tuesday, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Saturday, Matthew Skoller. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wednesday and Thursday, Chicago Playboys. Next Friday, May 19, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Next Sunday, May 21, 9 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 312-245-0333.

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, Recliners. Saturday, Kingsnakes. Next Saturday, May 20, Blues Flash. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers, Kid Dynamite. Sunday, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesday, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater & Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sunday, 11:30 AM & 2 PM, gospel buffet with Willie Harris Gospel Singers, Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. Monday, Bobby Slim James. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Willie White & the Concept Band. Next Friday, May 19, Roy Hytower. Next Saturday, May 20, Howard Scott & the World Band. Next Sunday, May 21, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. 312-360-1558.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Pedal Steel Transmission. Saturday, ZZ Hill. Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, Howling Wolf Jr. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Tim O'Brien & Little Brothers Band. Next Friday, May 19, J.B. Ritchie & the Power Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: No cover. Next Friday, May 19, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Next Saturday, May 20, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. 773-252-1155.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Saturday, Mike Coleman & the Backbreakers. Wednesday, Chris, Mack & Dave. Next Friday, May 19, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. Next Saturday, May 20, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Mighty Joe. Saturday, Jason Jones. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. Wednesday, Community Service Band. Next Saturday, May 20, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. 773-276-9730.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Duke Tomatoe, Charlie Sugar. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. Thursday, Pat Doody Project (followed by an open jam). 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursday, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, May 19, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Next Saturday, May 20, Carey Bell, John Primer. 773-342-0452.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Friday, 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-566-7000.

SHARK CITY 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Howard & the White Boys. 847-517-4275.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, 1 PM, Ron Prince; 7 PM, Rockin' Johnny. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander. Thursday, Little Al Thomas. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, May 19, Bumblebee Bob. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars with Willy Smith. Saturday, Mike Borne-Elmo Williams Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday, May 19, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, May 20, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thursday, May 18, 3 PM, Howard & the White Boys (no cover). 312-441-9334.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Friday, 8 PM, Bobby Slim James. 708-922-9950.

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

SUZY'S 4353 Tuma, Yorkville: Next Saturday, May 20, Howard & the White Boys. 630-553-6500.

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.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. Next Friday, May 19, 10 PM, Rob Stone Duo. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

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

TATSU AOKI'S MIYUMI ENSEMBLE Free concert. Thursday, May 18, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KYLE ASCHE TRIO Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BEBOP BRASS Free concert with Burgess Gardner, T.S. Galloway, Steve Berry, Audrey Morrison, Scott Hall, John Whitfield, and Charles Heath. Next Friday, May 19, 7 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 312-427-1676.

BIG BAND BLUES AND SWING CONCERT WITH FULCRUM POINT & AMERICAN CONCERTO ORCHESTRA Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-722-5463.

RON BLAKE WITH NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB BAND, JAZZ COMBOS, AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Don Owens and Timothy Robblee. Next Saturday, May 20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BOPOLOGY WITH PETER OPRISKO Friday, 9 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6342.

URI CAINE See Critic's Choice; tribute to Gustav Mahler with Don Byron, Ralph Alessi, Joyce Hammann, Jim Black, Tim Fox, and DJ Recloose. Free admission. Monday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING FRANK WESS & SONNY COHN Tribute to Benny Carter & Count Basie. Next Friday, May 19, 12:15 PM (free open rehearsal; call 312-747-4850 for more information). Next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

CINDERS Free in-store vocal jazz concert. Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BOBBI WILSYN Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA WITH GROVER MITCHELL, DIANNE REEVES QUINTET Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DAVID DEL CIELLO & DAVID BOWERS Student recital with bass and guitar. Friday, 7 PM, Heiniger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME performs African-American popular music of the 20th century. Saturday, 2:30 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1401 S. Sacramento. 312-747-7670.

FLOROS FLORIDIS WITH ANDRE JAUME & KEN VANDERMARK See Post No Bills; free admission. Saturday, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

GEORGE FREEMAN with Fred Anderson, Billy Brimfield, John Young, Larry Gray, Charles Walton, and Joanie Pallatto. Benefit concert for the music program at St. Joseph Elementary School. Next Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 312-787-7174.

ALEXANDRIA GEORGES Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Next Friday, May 19, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

JEFFERSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND, SINGERS, AND BLUEGRASS STRINGS Free concert. Thursday, May 18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KAPSALIS TRIO Free concert. Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

LAUREL MASSÉ & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Next Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 773-784-2002.

R. CARLOS NAKAI QUARTET Next Sunday, May 21, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FELTON OFFARD TRIO performs at the Pink Flamingo Flower Show Finale. Sunday, noon-3 PM, Horticulture Hall, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

SANG SISTA SANG Mickey Stevenson & Smokey Robinson's stage play features the music of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, and Mahalia Jackson. Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 3 and 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 and 7:30 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

SASSY SENIORS REVUE Free in-store jazz and big band concert. Next Saturday, May 20, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

GüNTER "BABY" SOMMER See Critic's Choice; free percussion concert. Sunday, 1 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

ADAM SONDERBERG & BORIS SINCLAIR HAUF Free improvised music concert; see Spot Check. Monday, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1728 W. Division. 773-862-4882.

MELVIN SPARKS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 20, 2 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

UNION with Laurence Hobgood, Paul Wertico, and Brian Torff. Monday, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

YOUNG LIONS Von Freeman hosts a jazz showcase. Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, George Bean, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, May 19, noon, Peter Roothaan, Jeremy Bieber, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, May 20, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sunday through next Saturday, May 20, Carlos Cannon. Next Sunday, May 21, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. Next Friday, May 19, Blueline Quartet. 847-332-1116.

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

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

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

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters Trio with vocalist Michele Thomas; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with 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.

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

BISTRO ULTRA 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.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Thursday, May 18, 6:30 PM, benefit for youth services agency Alternatives, Inc. with music by Jose Valdes Latin Jazztet (call 773-973-5400 for more information). 312-475-9800.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 18, Airborne. 630-942-9463.

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. Tuesdays, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. Thursday, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 5:15-9 PM, Allyssa Jones Duo. Next Friday, May 19, 5:30-9 PM, Linda Tate Trio. 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.

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.

CRU CAFE & WINE BAR 888 N. Wabash: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 312-337-4001.

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

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (preceded by dance lessons at 8 PM). 773-202-9209.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sam Prekop Band, Terry Callier. 773-489-3160.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Friday, 9:30 PM, Günter "Baby" Sommer (see Critic's Choice) with Peter Kowald & Floros Floridis (see Post No Bills), Fred Lonberg-Holm performs the music of Fred Katz. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Chicago Underground Quartet, Cor Fuhler & Jim O'Rourke, Andre Jaume performs the music of Jimmy Giuffre (see Post No Bills). Sunday, 5:30 PM, Loos (see Critic's Choice), John Butcher. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, 10 PM, Loos (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, Jeff Lasky Group. Next Saturday, May 20, Paul Abella Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fridays, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Paul Abella Trio. Next Saturday, May 20, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wednesday, 8 PM, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band. Next Sunday, May 21, 6 PM, Lenny King's Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Next Friday, May 19, 7 PM, A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

GIANNI V. 550 Green Bay, Highwood: Restaurant with music in Club 550. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Joey Duna Trio (no cover). 847-433-5515.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, Russ Phillips' Windy City All-Stars. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

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

GREAT SCOTT 1240 N. Wells: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike for jazz and spoken word (no cover). 312-642-0481.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Saturday, Terisa Griffin. Sunday, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Quartet (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Thursday, 9 PM, Sonny Seals Quartet. Next Friday, May 19, 9 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Next Saturday, May 20, Midnight Sun with Isaiah Mitchell. Next Sunday, May 21, noon, Chicago Jazz Ensemble benefit brunch with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco (call 312-663-1124 for more information). 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Rod McGaha Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Rod McGaha Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Monday, 9 PM, Fareed Haque Organ Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Jennifer Graham Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson with Jeff Marx. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 9 PM, Michele Thomas. Monday, 9 PM, Fareed Haque. Next Sunday, May 21, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg's Bottomless Four. 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, 9:30 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell/Ed Wilkerson Quartet. Wednesday, 7 PM, 58 Group; 9 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band. Thursday, 7 PM, 58 Group; 9 PM, jam session with Davu Seru, Harrison Bankhead, Niki Mitchell, David Boykin, Laurie Lee Moses, Ed Wilkerson & others. Next Friday, May 19, 7 PM, 58 Group; 10 PM, Ghanatta. Next Saturday, May 20, 7 PM, 58 Group; 10 PM, Mambo Express. Next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, 58 Group. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

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, Dave Holland Quintet. Tuesday through next Sunday, May 21, Ray Brown Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturday, Bopology with Peter Oprisko. 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.

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

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 9 PM, Akio Sasajima & Greg Fishman with the Steve Million Trio. Saturday, Akio Sasajima with the Steve Million Trio. Monday, Henry Johnson & Tommy Muellner. Tuesday, Kelly Brand Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Two for Brasil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday, May 19, Libby York & Frank Portolese. Next Saturday, May 20, Stephanie Browning Duo. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sunday, 9 PM, Mike Stern Quartet with Dennis Chambers, Lincoln Goines & Bob Franceschini. 773-404-9494.

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, Baba Yaga. Sunday, 8 PM, Boris Sinclair Hauf with Ernst Long, Kurt Johnson, and Michael Johnson. Thursday, Bruce Mak/Tim Keenan Trio. Next Sunday, May 21, 8 PM, Greg Hamilton & friends. 773-728-5010.

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

NEWPORT COFFEE HOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Five Spot Quintet. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Vicki Dodd. 773-743-3355.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey 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, Patti Morabito Duo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Karl Montzka Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Little Three Trio. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Bossa Nova Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Treehouse. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Saturday, Tim Tobias Quartet. Sunday, Nicole Kessler. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Henry Johnson Duo. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Rene Marie Quartet. Next Friday, May 19, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Next Saturday, May 20, Ken Chaney Quartet. Next Sunday, May 21, Ben Lewis/Matt Lewis Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Greg Pasenko Trio. Saturday, Ken Saydak Trio, Scott Stevenson Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, May 19, Typhanie Monique Trio. Next Saturday, May 20, John Fournier Trio, Dave Gordon Trio. Next Sunday, May 21, 1-4 PM, Rankinfyle performs outdoors at a Harley-Davidson ralley. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ron Mills & Kate Rafferty. Next Sunday, May 21, Ron Mills Orchestra. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, classical guitarist Jim Perri. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. 312-266-0360.

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

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Tuesday, 9 PM, Rise and Fall of the Sean Archer Memorial Large Band (see Spot Check). 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Fridays, jazz night hosted by Larry Smith featuring Double Trouble with trumpeters Maurice Brown & Corey Wilkes and vocalist Kelly Rich at 8:30-11 PM followed by a jam session at from 11 PM until 1 AM. 312-225-4140.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Stew's Brew. Next Saturday, May 20, 5 PM, Patrick Hugh Lavergne; 8 PM, Jim Cooper Trio. 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Thursday, May 18, 9 PM, Melvin Sparks Band, Gowhead. 773-278-6600.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, May 20, Pete Bensen Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Juli Wood Trio. Saturday, Geof Bradfield Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

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: Tuesday, 8 PM, Lark. 773-929-3680.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs in the lobby. Friday, John G. Althouse Jazz Band and Choir. 312-346-3278.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). 773-327-2739.

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, 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, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Yapree Howell's Spacebop Vanguard. Saturday, R.J. Temple 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, Edwin Daugherty with Jimmy Willis, Herb Walker, and Dushon Mosely. Next Friday, May 19, Billy Perry Trio with Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. Next Saturday, May 20, Malachi Thompson Ensemble (tribute to Miles Davis). 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, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sunday, 2 PM, Dan Cray; 8:30 PM, 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 18, Jazz Quartet. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

ABDELLI, NAJIB BAHRI See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FAIYAZ WASIFUDDIN DAGAR ENSEMBLE Free dhrupad music concert. Next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-744-6630.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Thursday, May 18, 7:30 PM, Imperial Ballroom, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-982-1400.

MANTULLA FRANCOIS NYOMBO Friday, 7:30 PM, Saiote Gallery of Oriental Rugs & Tribal Arts, 1861 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-5700.

ZAZHIL Mexican music concert. Saturday, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3206.

international

clubs

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

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, May 20, Israeli & Sephardic music with Shashuka. 847-332-1116.

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

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Thursday, May 18, Brenda K Starr & Her Orchestra, Orquesta Milenio. 312-733-7800.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, May 18, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJs Frankie Perez, Juan Carlos & Edgar Marroquien spin salsa. 312-440-3223.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Friday, May 19, 10 PM, West African dance band Ghanatta. Next Saturday, May 20, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Next Sunday, May 21, 7:30 PM, "Refections/

Reflexiones" with music by Gonzalo Cordova, poetry in Spanish and English, and an open mike. 312-362-9707.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, Grupo Kaskara, DJ Mel Hammond. 773-227-2277.

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

PANOS RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Terran's Greek Band. 847-733-1390.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Bandoleros. Wednesdays, Chicago Samba School. 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.

REZA'S 432 W. Ontario: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

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

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

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

classical

ALEXANDRE DUMAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STRING ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a program of British vocal music (Tallis, Handel, Bull, Byrd, Gibbons, Vaughan Williams). Next Sunday, May 21, 5 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

LAURA AMEND AND TAMI JENTZI soprano and mezzo-soprano, with pianist Paul Nicholson (Monteverdi, Gluck, Barber, Delibes, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 773-774-9402.

AMERICAN OPERA GROUP Francesco Milioto conducts Bizet's Carmen. Friday, Saturday, and next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300 or 773-342-4796.

ALLEN ANDERSON, MICHAEL DUGGAN, AND SYLVIA MYINTOO piano, cello, and violin (Mozart, Shostakovich, Schubert). Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO with flutist Sue Ellen Tcherepnin (Alexander, Tcherepnin). Next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

ATLANTIC PIANO TRIO (Beethoven, Matheson, Dvorak). Next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

AVALON STRING QUARTET with pianist Jonathan Yates (Wolf, Berg, Brahms). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: Friday, 8 PM, organist Margaret Kemper, baritone Bruce Cain, cellist Peter Szczepanek, bassoonist Lewis Kirk, oboists Michael Henoch and Judith Kulb, and violinists Sharon Polifrone, Stefan Hersh, Blair Milton, Emma Shook, and Mathias Tacke (Bach, Vivaldi, Zelenka); 10:15 PM, violinists Blair Milton and Stefan Hersh and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright (Bach). Sunday, 7 PM, Bach Week Chamber Orchestra and St. Luke's Choir of Men and Boys with organist Douglas Cleveland, soprano Alessandra Visconti, mezzo-soprano Theresa Brancaccio, tenor Calland Metts, and bass Jonathan Miller (Bach, Gabrieli). 847-236-0452.

BETHANY LUTHERAN COLLEGE CHOIRS in a free concert (Palestrina, Eccard, Bach, Mendelssohn, Goss, Parry, Elgar, Finzi, Willan, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

STUDENTS OF BETTY HAAG ACADEMY OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Rodgers, Kroll, Suzuki). Saturday, 1 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in its "Spring Benefit 2000." Thursday, May 18, 7 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CAMERATA in an all-Bach program. Friday, 7:30 PM, St. Chrystosom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Community Church of Wilmette, 10230 Forest, Wilmette. 312-384-6154.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Milhaud, Martinu, Gershwin, Russo, D'Rivera, Misurell-Mitchell). See Critic's Choice. Monday, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-225-5226 or 312-397-4010.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with organist John Sherer and violinist Charles Pikler in a free concert (Handel, Thomson, Mozart, Beethoven). Sunday, 3 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-922-5570 or 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield conducts "a global celebration of traditional songs." Next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM, St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbian, Oak Park. Next Sunday, May 21, 4 PM, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Bobby McFerrin, conductor and voice (Bernstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vivaldi, Bizet). Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday, May 19, 1:30 PM, and next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM, Neeme Jarvi, conductor, with violinist Samuel Magad and cellist John Sharp (Schumann, Brahms, Dohnanyi). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH CONCERT ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor, with violinist Stephanie Jewell (Weber, Ginastera, Gershwin, Bruch). Sunday, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Scott J. Arkenberg, conductor (Rutter, Stanford, Parry, Davies, and others). Next Sunday, May 21, 3:30 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 773-935-3800.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Neeme Jarvi, conductor (Sibelius, Martinu, Beethoven). Free admission; tickets required. Next Sunday, May 21, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GENE COLEMAN AND ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA in a free concert (Cage, Coleman, Hauf, and others). Friday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot conducts music of University of Chicago graduate student composers (McCormick, Sutherland, Bacos) in a free concert. Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8098.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Clayton Parr conducts Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Free admission. Next Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh in an all-Copland program. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-690-8644.

TIMOTHY EHLEN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Chopin, Ravel, Liszt). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION performs music of Bach. Saturday, 8 PM, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor (Mahler, Paine). Saturday, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA AND POLWECHSEL Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM (Neuwirth, Furrer, Haubenstock-Ramatti, Guisburg), and next Saturday, May 20, 8 PM (Stangl and others), Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS Mary Brown conducts a free concert (Brahms, Faure, Copland, Rutter, Loesser, Godard). Next Saturday, May 20, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with violinist Yuan-Qing Yu in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Next Sunday, May 21, 7 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE William Ferris conducts Verdi's Requiem. Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark. 773-325-2000.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR David Lornson, conductor and harpsichord, with vocal soloists and chamber ensemble in a free concert (Vivaldi, Albinoni, Martini). Next Sunday, May 21, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND in a free concert (Vaughan Williams, Sousa, Camphouse, Chambers, Zdechlik). Sunday, 3 PM, Morningstar Community Church, Barnes and Prairie, Aurora. 630-714-5140 or 630-208-9059.

FULCRUM POINT AND THE AMERICAN CONCERTO ORCHESTRA perform music of Aaron Copland, Andre Jolivet, and Charlie Parker. Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-722-5463.

GLEN ELLYN CHILDREN'S CHORUS Saturday, 7 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-858-2471.

GRACE WELSH PRIZE FOR PIANO COMPETITION FINALS Free admission. Next Saturday, May 20, 1:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 630-323-1299.

DIONNE HANSEN AND MELODY LORD flute and piano, in a free recital (Copland, Barber, Taffanel, Muczunski). Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violinist Robert Chen (Mozart, Handel, Paganini, Webern). Next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Sunday, May 21, 5 PM, "Face the Music" program features cellist Michael Moser, guitarist Burkhard Stangl, computer musicians Christof Kurzmann and Karlheinz Essl, and others (Essl, Kurzmann, Ablinger). 312-362-9707.

JANUS ENSEMBLE (Bach, Berg, Farzinpour, Machaut). Thursday, May 18, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-866-6260.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free recital (Schubert, R. Strauss). Monday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-346-3278.

JOHN-QUENTIN KIMM piano (Mozart, Weber, Ravel, Schubert). Next Saturday, May 20, 7 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 630-323-1299.

MICHAEL KUDIRKA guitar, with guitarist Eric Benzant-Feldra (Bach, Rameau, Currier, Rodrigo). Next Sunday, May 21, 4 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central, Glenview. 847-657-7886.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist John Browning (Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky). Next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKESIDE SINGERS Robert Bowker, conductor (Brahms, Rodriguez, Kverno, Barber, and others). Friday, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. Sunday, 7 PM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 847-446-3822.

LOS ANGELES PIANO QUARTET (Beethoven, Harbison, Brahms). Friday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:30 PM), Church of the Ascension, East and Van Buren, Oak Park. 708-383-6456.

METROPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Brian Groner, conductor (Mozart, Wagner, Copland, Gannon, Daugherty). Next Friday, May 19, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 847-869-3133.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHORALE Free admission. Next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 847-328-9998.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Thomas Wikman, conductor (Mozart, Handel). Monday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs Alessandro Scarlatti's La Giuditta. Friday, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Saturday, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sunday, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3610.

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Peter Kostov, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Bonnie Von Hoff (Bizet, Respighi, Honegger). Sunday, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Copland, Haydn). Next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, Parish Church of Saint Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA William Eddins, conductor, with jazz trumpeter Marvin Stamm (Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington). Sunday, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND CHORUS (Fanshawe, Tippett). Next Sunday, May 21, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Rodney Dorsey conducts a program of "traditional band favorites." Next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE with marimbist Leigh Howard Stevens (Xenakis, Cahn, Westlake, Colgrass, Holinden). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS Bruce Hall conducts a Mother's Day concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Mozart, Stravinsky, Maslanka). Next Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

URSULA OPPENS piano (Beethoven, Wuorinen). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PARK RIDGE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers). Friday, Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 7:30 PM, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 711 W. Crescent. 847-604-4333.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR performs Bach's Easter Oratorio in a religious service. Next Sunday, May 21, 11 AM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR AND GOLOSA CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson and Noel Taylor conduct Rachmaninoff's Vespers. Next Sunday, May 21, 4 PM, St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-864-3978.

MARILYN SHONFELD violin, with pianist Ken Smith in a free concert (Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Schnittke). Sunday, 4 PM, Am Shalom, 840 Vernon, Glencoe. 847-835-4800.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Sundays, 9 AM-5 PM, Tea With Granny. 708-922-9950.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with pianist Bruce Polay and harmonica soloist Corky Siegel (Gershwin, Russo, Grofe). Next Sunday, May 21, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Next Sunday, May 21, 7 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO VOCAL STUDENTS in a free recital. Thursday, May 18, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts Hindemith's Symphony in B flat in a free concert. Next Sunday, May 21, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

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

fairs & festivals

LAKEVIEW MAYFEST 3100 N. Ashland: Next Friday, May 19, 5 PM, Rebecca's Statue; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Next Saturday, May 20, noon, Orphans; 1:30 PM, Dog's Undecided; 3:30 PM, Rubber; 5 PM, Underwater People; 7:30 PM, Quantum Step. Next Sunday, May 21, noon, Screaming Blue Dogs; 1:30 PM, Loose Screws; 3:30 PM, Trippin' Billies; 5 PM, Then Again; 7:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-665-4682.

NOISE POP CHICAGO 2000 features music at several venues. Friday, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 6 PM, Sleater-Kinney (see Critic's Choice), Bangs (see Spot Check), Gossips. 773-549-4140. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 9:30 PM, Günter "Baby" Sommer (see Critic's Choice) with Peter Kowald & Floros Floridis (see Post No Bills), Fred Lonberg-Holm. 773-276-3600. Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee, 9 PM, Sam Prekop, Terry Callier. 773-489-3160. Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 9:30 PM, John Doe, Verbow, Chris Mills. 773-525-2508. Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, 10 PM, Robbie Hardkiss. 773-525-2508. Saturday, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center,

78 E. Washington, 2 PM, Floridis/

Vandermark/Jaume (see Post No Bills). 312-744-6630. Metro, 7 PM, Modest Mouse (see Critic's Choice), Califone, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-549-4140. Empty Bottle, 8:30 PM, Andre Jaume (see Post No Bills), Cor Fuhler, Jim O'Rourke, Chicago Underground Quartet. 773-276-3600. Double Door, 9 PM, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers (see Spot Check), Jon Langford & Carlos Ortega, Mike Ireland & Holler. 773-489-3160. Schubas, 9:30 PM, Pan-American (see Critic's Choice), Brokeback, Grandaddy (see Critic's Choice), Revolutionary Artificial Head System. 773-525-2508. Smart Bar, 10 PM, Lady D, 8fatfat8, Tobias. 773-525-2508. Sunday, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 1 PM, Günter "Baby" Sommer (see Critic's Choice). 312-744-6630. Empty Bottle, 5:30 PM, Loos (see Critic's Choice), John Butcher. 773-276-3600. Double Door, 8 PM, Jeff Tweedy & Jim O'Rourke, Aluminum Group, Rebecca Gates. 773-489-3160. Monday, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 7 PM, Uri Caine (see Critic's Choice). 312-744-6630.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC "Picnickers are encouraged . . . to participate in a jam session of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Irish tunes." Next Sunday, May 21, noon-dusk, Hutchinson Courtyard, University of Chicago, 57th and University. 773-702-9793.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Cricket Hill, Lincoln Park, Wilson at the lake: Saturday, noon-9 PM, Cleo Patrick, Urban Funk, Electric Medicine, Genral Patton, Dead Steel Mill & others. Sunday, noon-9 PM, Potluck, Denny Garcia, Big Daddy Roaches, Los Marijuanos & others. 847-242-0045.

miscellaneous

ALEXANDRE DUMAS ELEMENTARY STRING ORCHESTRA Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AMERICA SINGS! Free choral music festival on five stages. Saturday, 9 AM-8 PM, Lisle Community Park, Rte. 53 and Short St., Lisle. 703-922-8849 or 630-964-3410.

JIM GILL Children's music concert and benefit for the Center for Speech and Language Disorders. Next Sunday, May 21, 2 PM, Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York, Elmhurst. 630-530-8551, ext. 108.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, "shamanic chant, avant-garde strings, and world percussion" with Shakura Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

JETTSETT GALLERY & CAFE 3350 N. Paulina: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike for music, spoken word, and visual and performance artists hosted by harmonica player Sugar Blue. 773-477-7251.

KIDS FARE: SYMPHONIC SAFARI Children's concert and discussion features Saint-Saën's Carnival of the Animals. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

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

NORTHSHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR Free performance. Next Friday, May 19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TOM PAXTON Children's concert. Saturday, 11 AM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TRITON COMMUNITY CHORUS, ELITE Spring choral concert under the direction of Kimberly Franklin. Monday, 7:30 PM, Richard Burton Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3330.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Monday, Naval Base Quintet & Woodwind Trio. Wednesday and Thursday, Special Needs Performing Arts Series. Next Friday, May 19, Merton Middle School Concert & Pops Band. 312-346-3278.

VOICES OF THE FUTURE 2000 Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Free concert series by elementary, middle, and high school choirs; music starts at 11 AM. Friday, 11 AM, Dixon Elementary School; noon, Darden Elementary School. Saturday, Dee-Mack Middle School. Monday, Clifton Elementary School. Wednesday, Northeast Elementary School. Thursday, 11 AM, Murphy School; noon, St. Eugene School. Next Saturday, May 20, Karns City High School. 312-595-7437.

WAA-MU SHOW Northwestern University student variety program entitled "Past Perfect, Future Tense" is set in a "millennium museum" and features an orchestra. Friday, 8 PM, and Saturday, 2 and 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-7282.

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