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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

CHRISTINA AGUILERA Next Saturday, August 19, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

TED ANSANI Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

ANTJE Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 601 N. Martingale, Schaumburg. 847-605-0476.

BEACH BOYS Sunday, 4 and 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

BILLY BAROO Free performance in the cafe. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

RAQUEL BITTON performs songs of Edith Piaf. Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

BOB & BOB Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

DEVON BROWN, DUB DIS Wild Hare reggae cruise aboard the Style of Chicago, departing Saturday, 7:30 and 9:30 PM, from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 773-327-4273.

CHICAGO JUMP COMPANY performs at Chicago Summerdance. Friday, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

DAVE COLLIE Free performance. Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, August 20, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

COSMIC CUP OF CAPPUCCINO Hieroglyphic Being spins "experimental groove and funky techno." Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

CREED, 3 DOORS DOWN Friday, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

CLAY CROSSE, NICHOLE NORDIMAN, ZOEGIRL Next Sunday, August 20, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

DOUGH! Free performance. Next Saturday, August 19, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

DURAN DURAN Next Friday, August 18, 7 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MARK FEDERIGHI Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free concert. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church Street at the lake, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES with Maceo Parker and Umphrey's McGee. Next Sunday, August 20, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

FRISBIE Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

FUNKADESI Thursday, August 17, 5:30 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE perform at Chicago Summerdance. Saturday, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GERTRUDE Free in-store concert. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

GYPSI FARI Benefit for the I & M Canal Restoration Fund. Saturday, 5 PM, General Fry's Landing, east of Stevens and north of the Canal, Lemont. 630-257-9357.

HANDSOME FAMILY Free concert. Next Saturday, August 19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARIA HINES & LIFE IN THE GARDEN Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, August 20, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

HOLLY HAS A FARM Free performance. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

THERESA B. INMAN Friday, 6:30 PM, Victoria's Books, 13 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-788-1313.

JASON & ALLISON Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

DICK JUDSON ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

WILL KRUGER Free concert. Next Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM, Wesley Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 877-376-8624.

FEMI KUTI with DJ Hide and DJ Warp. Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

K.D. LANG with Shelby Lynne. Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500 or 312-559-1212.

PATTI LUPO MUSIC Free ballroom dance concert. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-570-4724.

NICK MARKOS Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND with David Gray. Next Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

MAXIMUM ROCK TOUR with Motley Crue, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Next Friday, August 18, 10 AM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212. Next Sunday, August 20, 10 AM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

AUDRA McDONALD with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Wednesday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CAMERON McGILL Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 19, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

CARLOS ORTEGA & JOE CASSIDY Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

GUYTANO PARKS piano, in a free concert. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, lower level auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

NATHAN PAYNE Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

DICK POLK ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Sunday, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

C.C. RIDER performs at an ice cream social. Next Saturday, August 19, 1-4 PM, Coatsworth Senior Center, 124 S. Main, Galena. 815-777-9129.

DORIA ROBERTS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

ELLEN ROSNER Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1001 W. North. 312-255-1352.

SANTANA with Everlast. Next Saturday, August 19, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park; sold out. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

SAVAGE GARDEN Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500 or 312-559-1212.

SCOTT STENTON Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2525 N. Clark. 773-525-6231.

STONE Free performance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Next Sunday, August 20, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

THIRD WINDOW Free concert. Thursday, August 17, noon, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

WATCHA TOUR 2000 with Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Aterciopelados, A.N.I.M.A.L., and Latin Froz. Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

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

JEN WOOD Free concert. Sunday, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BRADLEY YOUNG ROCK 'N' ROLL SOUL BIG BAND Next Sunday, August 20, 7 PM, front lawn, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3311.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, 9:30 PM, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, Summer Chance. Saturday, Brother (see Spot Check). Wednesday, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Thursday, Seven Nations (see Spot Check), Kimi Hayes Band. Next Friday, August 18, Mr. Blotto. Next Saturday, August 19, Yonder Mountain String Band. Next Sunday, August 20, Corn Meal. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, the Big Show. Thursdays, DJ Emanuel spins disco & deep house. 773-305-0002.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 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. Wednesdays, DJs Jeff Moyer, Gil Burns & Pulz-8. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Sister Child, Hundo, Gerkle & Zetta, Tarts. Saturday, Pony vs. Tiger, Ego, Ingenious Whittler. Sunday, Butterfly Child, Carlos Ortega, the Next. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, West of Rome, Calico Cats. Thursday, Glowbugs, Young Fathers. Next Friday, August 18, Waco Brothers, Tijuana Hercules. Next Saturday, August 19, Polkaholics. 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. Saturdays, DJ Dion. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steve Prisma spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesday, the Beat Giants. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, Raging Teens. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Sepia, Lost Generation. Saturday, Troy, B-Line. 773-384-0043.

BIG NIGHT 749 N. Clark: Music after 11 PM. Fridays, Bandoleros. Saturdays, DJs Superfly & Bunti spin hip-hop, house, and Desi. Thursdays, DJs AM/PM & Vince Lawrence spin hip-hop and house. 312-397-1201.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sunday, Sage, UFO, Phunckateck. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, DJ Anacron. Wednesdays, DJ 3D, 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 Jorge Rodas & Alberto Gomez spin salsa & merengue. 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 BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs Craig Alexander & Dan Calvera. 773-384-0701.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Ann Hampton Callaway. Next Saturday, August 19, Jennifer Holliday. 312-944-2200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Saturday, Traci Buckle Band. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, DJ Mike Kandel. Next Friday, August 18, Blue Watusis. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, O Lookie Moe. Saturday, Supergenius. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. 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 and progressive house. 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. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. Saturday, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Next Saturday, August 19, Cash Audio. 773-384-2547.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, Ronnie. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu. Thursdays, Miss Ketty & Her Latin Review. 773-325-2233.

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

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

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM on two floors. Fridays, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and soul. Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 hits. Wednesdays, "Simple Pleasures" with Insane Audio Projects DJs Justin Long, DVS, Droopy & Daryl Cura. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 773-489-0379.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays, DJs Timmy Loop, Michael Serafini, Jim Lewis & Keith Ware. 773-477-1420.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton; midnight, dance music with DJ House. Thursdays, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Time Beings, Stone Jones. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Curbfeelers. 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. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure. Thursdays, Medusa DJs spin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Cats Under the Stars, Rebecca's Statue. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Matthew McBride 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 Wednesdays, 10 PM on Thursdays. Friday, Cats Under the Stars. Saturday, DJs spin (no cover). Wednesdays, Afrodisiacs. 847-541-4700.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and instrumental funk. 773-235-5700.

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, Daryl Nitz. Thursday and next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, next Saturday, August 19, 8 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, August 20, 7 and 9 PM, Sally Schleker. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays, 8 PM, Mark Burnell. 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. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Memphis DJ Jerry Lee spins; 10 PM, Torturing Elvis. Saturday, Violent Years. Sunday, 6 PM, Fay Wray in the Vampire Bat; 9 PM, Fireside DJ Brian. Monday, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Lexi. Thursday, Loudmouth DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

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, Elvis Circa 2000. Saturday, 10 PM, General Public, Danny Dean & the Homewreckers. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Thursday, 9 PM, Great Crusades, Menthol, Minim. Next Friday, August 18, 10 PM, Dolly Varden. Next Saturday, August 19, 10 PM, the Bomb. 773-489-3160.

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

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Spinshine. Saturday, Big Deal. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Sundays and Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Turnstyles, Torben Floor, David Colley, Matt McBride. Saturday, Caviar, Bottle of Justus, Critics. Sunday, Ophur (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Thursdays, Quantum Leap. 847-358-9150.

EAST BANK CLUB 500 N. Kingsbury: Music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, Bob Solone Trio. Thursdays, pianist Bob Solone. 312-527-5800.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Super Big, Royal Brown, Garden of Dreams. Saturday, Ground Zero, Youngblood Brass Band, Dick Prall Band. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, Baby Scream Bizarre, Richard Miller. Tuesday, Built-in, BMC, De Atma. Wednesday, Deep Seat, Head Case. Thursday, Soulharvest, Clip. Next Friday, August 18, Giant Step, Urban Rock Stars, Summerhouse. Next Saturday, August 19, Shaista Bosch, Big Daddy Roaches, Blue Marvin, Riddle Me This. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Kimball Roeser Effect (see Spot Check), Lifter Puller, Rhythm of Black Lines. Saturday, CHIC-A-GO-GO! soundtrack CD and video release party with Bobby Conn, Goblins, Kim, Cats & Jammers, and Jan Terri. Sunday, 7 PM, 33.3, Threnody Ensemble; 10 PM, "Foam" with Frontier & others. Monday, 9 PM, Evil Beaver, Suplecs, Bible of the Devil, Kelly 18. Thursday, Lupine, Hertzsprung Gap, Weights and Measures. Next Friday, August 18, Emperor Penguin, Lynx, Runner. Next Saturday, August 19, Bob Log III, the Causey Way. Next Sunday, August 20, Pillowmints, Textbook, La Makita Soma. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Music at 9 PM. 312-338-3788.

EQUATOR CLUB 4715 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 9 PM, "Beyond the Dance" percussion circle with master of ceremonies Hieroglyphic Being (21 & over). 773-728-2411.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Friday, pianist Randy Amundsen. 847-718-9272.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 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. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos. 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. Sundays, DJ Jeff Moyer. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Saturday, 10 PM, the Ride. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Bands play after 2 PM Saturdays and Sundays and 9 PM Wednesdays through Fridays. 847-587-9677.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Friday, Pathway. Saturday, Moe & the Lawn. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. Next Friday, August 18, Flat Broke. Next Saturday, August 19, Soul Bone. 773-685-8083.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music on weekends in Club Mamalu. Fridays, Michael Heaton Band. 630-416-3310.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, DJ Dave Brock, DJ Christopher Robin. Thursdays, DJs Noleian & Brian Borden. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Tupamaros, Hunter-Gatherer; 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Charm City Suicides, An Oxygen Auction. Saturday, 9 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Higher Burning Fire, White Octave. Sunday, 7 PM, Moods for Moderns, Damn Personnals, Give Until Gone, Gaetti. Monday, 6 PM, Dead and Gone, Mastondon, I Farm. Tuesday, 10 PM, Hacksaw, Bionic Man. Wednesday, 6 PM, the Stereo, Midtown, God's Reflex, Bicycle Rider, the Crush. Thursday, 6 PM, Jeno, Cathater, Contra; 10 PM, Tekulvi, Blue Pine. Next Friday, August 18, 10 PM, Telegraph, Naked & Happy. Next Saturday, August 19, 5 PM, Toucan Slam, Conways, Urban Idols, Mixelprix; 9 PM, 3 Dollar Bill, Kelly 18. Next Sunday, August 20, 5 PM, Boris the Sprinkler, Ambition Mission. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 9:30 PM, Juleps, Mount Pilot, JuJu Bees. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. 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, August 17, Paul Allodi. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Silhouette. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 10 PM, Pal, Bryter (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Sundays, "Sequence" hosted by DJs Ry-n & Kevin Cunningham. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Ethan Sellers & Friends. Saturday, noon-midnight, Genral Patton CD Release Block Party (see Fairs & Festivals); at 10 PM in the club, Dano, Penthouse Playboys, Lava Lounge Nite. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sunday, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 7:30 PM, Alexandra Billings; 9 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Michael McAssey & Bobby Beech. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Michael McAssey & Bobby Beech. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Next Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Next Saturday, August 19, 10 PM, Michael McAssey & Bobby Beech. Next Sunday, August 20, 5 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Alexandra Billings with Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Open 7 PM-2 AM nightly. Mondays, open mike. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 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.

GIRL BAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Wednesdays through Fridays after 9 PM. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-587-8469.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Big Hello, Rolls. Saturday, Smushies, Lauren Brombert. Thursday, Moxy Blue, Apartment. Next Friday, August 18, Billhouse, the Nurv. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Pushin' Daisies. Thursday, Fellini's Basement. Next Friday, August 18, Family of Souls. Next Saturday, August 19, Evidence, Josh Richter. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Next Friday, August 18, 9 PM, Blacks, Kelly Hogan, Sally Timms, Anna Fermin, Deanna Varagona, Moonshine Willy, Nora O'Connor, Steph Turner, Tallulah, Kelly Kessler, Janet Bean. Next Saturday, August 19, 9 PM, Boxhead Ensemble, Drop Ceiling. Next Sunday, August 20, 7 PM, Kelly Hogan and Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Pat McCurdy. Saturday, Gowhead, Left on Ray. Next Friday, August 18, Mini Ruebens, the Neighborhood. Next Saturday, August 19, NVS (no cover). 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJs spin "extra zesty surf guitar & garage" music. 773-486-0686.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Hector & His Orchestra. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, Apartment. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Blue Floyd, Waystation, Indian's Summer. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Hello Dave, Nadas, Strain Busy Sky. Tuesday, Amel Larrieux, J. Davis Trio. Wednesday, Zakk Wylde, Crobar, 60 Watt Shamen. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Lucy Pearl. Next Friday, August 18, Lucy Pearl. Next Saturday, August 19, Harmony Riley, Kameron Fry. Next Sunday, August 20, Buju Banton, Devon Brown, Pilfers. 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.

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,Dave & Rae. Saturday, Michaelangelo. Tuesday, 9 PM, John Eddy Band. Wednesday, 9 PM, Flapjacks. Next Friday, August 18, Underwater People. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Phil Barron Band. Saturday, Joe Higgins. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Tommy Mac. Saturday, the Block. Sunday, O'Doyle Rules. Wednesdays, Lootheads. 773-248-3600.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. Thursdays, DJs Slick Lick & Izzi. 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 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Hoochie Suit, Plain Jane. Saturday, Moose Review. Next Friday, August 18, Anish, the Lash. Next Saturday, August 19, Trippin' Billys, Guinness Special Guest. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin 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 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Mighty Joe. Saturday, DMD, Andreas Modern Culture. Sunday, Stoli. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Next Saturday, August 19, Mighty Joe, Carl Brown. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

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

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Friday, 10 PM, Highruallahs, Khalil, Triple Black. Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Carlitos Rey (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Thursday, 8:30 PM, DJ Riley "Big Time" Wimes (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM with Shim Sham). 773-528-3400.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Ethyline, Knuckleduster. Saturday, Revolver (Beatles tribute band). Sunday, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Strain Busy Sky (no cover). Wednesday, Phil Angotti. 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, DJs Mark Grant & Justin Lloyd with percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturday, DJ Oscar McMillian. Sunday, 1-9 PM, Derrick Carter, DJ Madrid; 9 PM, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesdays, DJ Touch. Next Saturday, August 19, Miguel Graca & Patrick Dream. 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. Fridays, Stan Karcz. Saturday, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Kathy Fry. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. Next Saturday, August 19, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Stan 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, Chicago Rose. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, Sara Paretsky. Monday, Peter O. Tuesday, Sara Paretsky. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Chicago Rose. Next Saturday, August 19, Scott Holman. Next Sunday, August 20, Sara Paretsky. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Friday, Scott Holman. Saturday, Chicago Rose. Sunday and Monday, Scott Holman. Tuesdays, Phil Barron. Wednesday, Dave Allen. Thursday, Bob A. Next Friday and Sunday, August 18 and 20, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Dave Zollo & the Body Electric. Saturday, Project/Object with Ike Willis (tribute to Frank Zappa). Tuesday, Uncle John's Band. Wednesdays, MVP. Thursday, Ballydowse, Drapes, Lank Fame. Next Friday, August 18, Jeff Freling. Next Saturday, August 19, Paul Wertico Trio, Fat Time. 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, General Public, Danny Dean & the Homewreckers; 11 PM, Jose Nunez, Richard F., Mateo & Matos, Miss Honey Dijon. Saturday, 10 PM, Deep Sky, Christopher Lawrence, Nosmo, Geoffrey. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Light FM, Tenki, Brain Rakes, Dorks. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Relative Ash, Acumen Nation, Red River, Factory 81. Next Friday, August 18, 10 PM, Atmosphere, Dose One, Circus, Sebutones, Sole, Why & Odd Nosdam, Pedestrian, Slaughterhouse V. Next Saturday, August 19, 7 PM, Veruca Salt, Shiner, Rockitgirl. 773-549-0203.

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

MILLENNIUM NIGHTCLUB 155th & Torrence: Thursdays, 8 PM, music and poetry open mike hosted by JB; 10 PM, DJ Denard Venale spins R&B, hip-hop, reggae, disco, and house. 773-251-5252.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin 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, Big Wow, Dollar Love Plus, Dragongirls. Saturday, Erich Allen Zann, Garden of Dreams, Dalet-Yod, Rachel's Surrender. Sunday, Olo, Ophur, Jenny Choi. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesday, Commonplace, the Common. Thursday, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. Next Friday, August 18, Thee Cruxshadows, Dragon Tears Descending. Next Saturday, August 19, SMP, Mindfluxfuneral, Monkeys With Handguns, MKUltraman, DJ Alex Zander. 773-764-6401.

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

NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS ART MUSEUM 1801 S. Indiana: Thursdays, 6-8:30 PM, Band of Jimis performs the music of Jimi Hendrix (no cover). 312-326-0270.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Michael Johnathan. Saturday, Nancy Walker & Nancy Bieneman & Libby Reed & Sue Damel. Next Friday, August 18, Tommi Zender. Next Saturday, August 19, Rose Polenzani, Chris Parsley. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Ronnie spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 10 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Molasses, Robert Cornelius 7. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJs Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz, Lugo Rosado, and Papichulo spin salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Next Friday, August 18, 9:30 PM, Milkbaby, Blue Turtle Tea Party. Next Saturday, August 19, 9:30 PM, Lorenzo's Music, Peking Turtle. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Saturday, noon-7 PM, benefit concert with Shades of Grey & others. 708-388-8881.

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

PAPAGALLO'S RISTORANTE 246 Green Bay, Highwood: Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Eric "Pianoman" Stang. 847-432-6663.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Stock Boy. Saturday, Cedarcase. Sunday, 7 PM, Palms, Chris Maus; 10 PM, Iola Electric, Soccer Moms. Wednesday, American Hero. Thursday, Nathan Payne. Next Friday, August 18, Sonnets. Next Saturday, August 19, Wellstones. Next Sunday, August 20, 7 PM, Eastside Upsetters; 10 PM, Who's Next. 773-486-9862.

POLLY ESTHER'S & CULTURE CLUB 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays; no cover. Sunday, 4 PM, Pelvic Delta, TS Soundz. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. 847-266-1313.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and 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 or 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 AM on Saturdays. 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, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 1 AM, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Thursdays, "Digdugg" with residents Derrick Carter, Josh Werner & Diz. 312-733-6699.

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

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays; live bands on Wednesdays. 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 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. Friday, Squirt. Saturday, No Quarter (Led Zeppelin tribute band). 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 and Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 8 PM, Charlie Robison; 10:30 PM, New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. Saturday 10 PM, Daevid Allen's University of Errors (see Critic's Choice), Euphone. Sunday, 8 PM, Miga, Jen Wood. Monday, 8 PM, Kathy Mattea. Tuesday, 9 PM, Waterworks (see Spot Check), the Read Letter, Hansi and the Truxton Extension. Wednesday, 9 PM, Pinebender, Bees Are Black, Ancient Greeks. Thursday, 9 PM, Superdrag, Peter Searcy, Frantic Flattops. Next Friday, August 18, 10 PM, Posies, Rebecca Gates. Next Saturday, August 19, 10 PM, Posies, Nora O'Connor. 773-525-2508.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Wiz Kid. 708-526-7174.

SILVER ROOM 1410 N. Milwaukee: Saturdays, 2-6 PM, Hieroglyphic Being. 773-278-7130.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, "Siniboy" DJs spin house. Sundays, Fathom. Mondays, Sadar Bahar. Tuesdays, Diz. Thursdays, Tone B. Nimble. 773-278-7797.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Roots Rock Society. Saturday, Downtime. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Saturday, DJ Heather, J-Dub. Sundays, DJs Louie Santuro & Alex Kevorkian. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Next Friday, August 18, Neil Aline, Darrell Woodson. Next Saturday, August 19, Miles Maeda, Josh Werner. 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. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Maz. 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, DJ Mark Hultmark (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Fancy spins disco, house, and hip-hop (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Friday, 8 PM, Stand Up Straight, Shuttlecocks. Monday, 8 PM, Evergreen Terrace, Summer League, Kosher. Tuesday, 8 PM, DJ Reese spins Euro/techno/hip-hop (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thursday, 8 PM, Still. Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Lawrence Arms, Wolcott, the Seventies. Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Hinda Hoffman. 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. Fridays, DJs Edmin & Fabian. Saturdays, DJs Monna & Seraphine. Wednesdays, DJ Fabian. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Oh My God, Ghettobillies. Saturday, Rec Center, DJ 3rd Rail, DJ Precyse. Next Friday, August 18, Rolling Clones, Big Magenta. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Scratch & Sniff. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin "upscale dance music" 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-491-9729.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill spins dance music. Sundays, DJs Seba & Erik K. spin Polish progressive music. Tuesdays, Dr. Hortex spins Euro dance music. Wednesdays, DJ Wild Bill spins old school. Thursdays, DJ Frankie Perez, salsa & merengue dance lessons with Manny Lopez. 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Stefanie Fix, Ellen Rosner, Susan MacLean, Robin Pearl. Saturday, 9 PM, Mark Watson Band, Kathleen Hoye. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with the Ian Crockett Band. Thursday, Brad Peterson & guests. Next Friday, August 18, Capital Sun Rays, Small Potatoes. Next Saturday, August 19, A.J. Rosales, Tom Orland & Marianne Murphy. 773-929-3680.

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

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

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 10 PM Tuesdays. Tuesdays, open jam with Anthony & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Tuesday, 9 PM, vocalist/comedian Nedy Silver (no cover). 773-281-9320.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. Thursdays, Pharris Thomas & John Young. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Jaked. Saturday, Soulfix, 7 Day Run (no cover). 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. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Gizzae, DMB. Saturday, Baballo, Carl Brown. Sunday, Baballo. Monday, Ad Agency Jam Session. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Singing Melody. Thursday, Zeleke, U & I. Next Friday, August 18, Justin Hinds, Melaku. Next Saturday, August 19, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. RSB. Next Sunday, August 20, RSB, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. 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. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

TERRY BREEN Free performance. Next Friday, August 18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

IRISH TENORS with Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan. Next Saturday, August 19, at 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

TOM AND KRIS KASTLE Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

TIM McGRAW, FAITH HILL Next Sunday, August 20, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

ODETTA Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

PETER, PAUL & MARY Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

KRISTIN RONNE BAND Free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WEAVERMANIA Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1417 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

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

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

BLACKHAWK LODGE 41 E. Superior: Sundays, brunch and bluegrass music. 312-280-4080.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 6 PM Sundays and 7 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, Can-Ky-Ree. 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 with music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mighty House Band. Sundays, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish sessiun. Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish sessiun. 773-583-3066.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesday, Bloodshot DJ Rob spins music of Buck Owens and others. 773-472-2771.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Mondays, 10 PM, Mythic Figs. 773-202-9209.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, live Celtic music. Sundays, 3-6 PM, Scottish Ceilidh. 773-529-9879.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Saturday, 10 PM, the Ride. Tuesday, 9 PM, Morgan. Next Saturday, August 19, 10 PM, the Lash. 312-836-0066.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Naomi. Wednesday, 9 PM, Lunasa. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. 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). 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Big Breakfast, Spot, Billy Baroo. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Dirt Ball Jr., Handsome Family. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Jeff Ward. Saturday, Dyed in the Wool. 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.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Live Irish music Wednesday through Saturday nights. 773-935-6669.

KEEGAN'S PUB 10618 S. Western: Thursdays, 9 PM, live Irish/folk music. 773-233-6829.

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

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Country music and dancing 6 PM-2 AM Wednesdays (no cover). 773-528-3400.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. 773-404-9494.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 8 PM, Charlie Robison. Monday, 8 PM, Kathy Mattea. Next Sunday, August 20, 8 PM, Melissa Ferrick with Anne O'Meara Heaton. 773-525-2508.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Live Irish music on Sunday afternoons; no cover. 847-864-5913.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Joe Higgins. Next Friday, August 18, Terry MacNamera. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Kathleen Hoye. Next Friday, August 18, Capital Sun Rays, Small Potatoes. 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: Friday, 9:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music's Women's Rock Ensemble. Saturday, 10 PM, Kevin So. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KINGSNAKES Free performance. Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JON SPIEGEL Free concert. Next Friday, August 18, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ALIBI LOUNGE 201 S. 25th Ave., Bellwood: Friday, 7 PM, memorial benefit for Robert Mell with Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose, Ultimate Touch Band, Pat Smillie Band, Mary Lane & the No Static Blues Band, Willie D. & the All-Stars & special guests. 708-547-0879.

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, blues jam with the All-Stars. 773-734-0491.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Saturday, Willie Higgins & the Mob. Next Friday, August 18, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Next Saturday, August 19, Joe Kelley Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Blues Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, James Wheeler Blues Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, Grana' Louise Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, John Primer & the Real Deal. Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Monday, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Tuesday, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Wednesday, Rodney Brown and Hot Rod. Thursday, Kinsey Report. Next Friday, August 18, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnston and Laretha Weathersby. Next Saturday, August 19, Chick Rodgers Williams & Masheen Co. Next Sunday, August 20, 5 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr.; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns. 773-528-1012.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-538-3200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open stage hosted by Brother John & others. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hines (no cover); 9:30 PM, Boozoo Chavis, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Saturday, Guitar Shorty, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sunday, Phil Guy. Monday, jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tuesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wednesday, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Thursday, Bobby Radcliff. Next Friday, August 18, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Walter Trout, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson. Next Saturday, August 19, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Joe Moss. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 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.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE 4830 S. Cottage Grove: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Mississippi Raiders with Patricia Scott. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-548-4812 or 773-285-8353.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chico Banks Blues Band. Monday and Thursday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM on weekends. Friday, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Wednesdays, 6 PM-midnight, Killer Ray & Killer Players. Thursdays, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

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.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Mondays, 8 PM, open jam with the Smokin' Goose Musical Potpourri (call 708-452-5630); 10 PM, Mythic Figs. 773-202-9209.

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

EDWARDS' ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGE 4252 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-536-7292.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Friday, 5 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Skeeter Brandon. Saturday, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Shawn Pittman. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, Marty Sammon. Tuesday, Roy Hytower. Wednesday, Carl Davis. Thursday, Lil' Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band.  312-266-2400.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Siegel-Schwall Blues Band. Next Friday, August 18, 10 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. Next Saturday, August 19, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Sally Weisenburg & the Famous Sidemen. 630-416-4898.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm Oil Blues Band (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, August 19, 9:30 PM, Lorenzo Thompson & the Next Generation Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 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, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Bobby Radcliff. Thursday and next Friday, August 18, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Next Saturday, August 19, Phil Armetta. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

JB LOUNGE 5959 W. Chicago: Sundays, 6-11 PM, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 773-261-8228.

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, Phil Barron Band. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Sundays, 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, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Charlie Love & special guest (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, Barbara LeShoure. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-360-1558.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: No cover. Friday, 4 PM, Arthur Lee. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Tony Rome & the Wanderers. Next Friday August 18, Margo & the Strictly Southside Band. 708-863-2000.

MARGARET'S NEW 7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, L.V. Banks & the Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-0592.

MR. RICKY'S NOTE 118 E. Cermak: Restaurant and bar with music after 4 PM. Mondays, blues musicians perform at a soul food buffet. 312-842-0400.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Dave Specter. Next Saturday, August 19, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 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, Roy Hytower. Saturday, John Primer. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sunday, 4 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-423-1188.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Saturday, Little Mack Simmons (see Critic's Choice) with Lorenzo Thompson & the Next Generation Blues Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons (see Critic's Choice). Next Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, "Tribute to Magic Sam" with Jimmy Dawkins, Bobby Radcliff, and the Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Saturday, Jimmy Burns. Next Friday, August 18, Wave. Next Saturday, August 19, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Saturday, 8 PM, Janvier Jones. 708-922-9950.

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

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

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 10 PM, Mitchell Turner. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

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

RUBEN ALVAREZ, DAVID HERNANDEZ, GALLERY 37 LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH TITO CARRILLO & FABIAN SALDA--A Free concert entitled Raices y sueños depicting the musical and social history of Humboldt Park. See Critic's Choice. Friday, 7 PM, Humboldt Park Stables, 3015 W. Division. 312-742-1421 or 312-427-1676.

TONY BENNETT WITH THE RALPH SHARON QUARTET, DIANA KRALL Thursday and next Friday, August 17 and 18, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BOPOLOGY Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MAGGIE BROWN, JOAN COLLASO, SHERRY SCOTT Next Saturday, August 19, 2:30 PM, Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento. 847-266-5025.

SAM BURCKHARDT & THE CHICAGO SWING perform at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, August 19, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

WALTER CARTWRIGHT'S BIG BAND Sunday, 2:30 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

CHICAGO YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs Cuban Fire Suite. Free admission. Saturday, noon, Columbia College Chicago Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6322.

NICK COLIONNE performs aboard the Rock the River cruise. Saturday, departing at 9 PM from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 312-222-3917.

TUEY CONNELL TRIO Free performance. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BRIAN CULBERTSON, MARC ANTOINE, STEVE COLE See Spot Check. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

GALLERY 37 JAZZ BAND Free performance. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

REDD HOLT JAZZ TRIO Free concert. Next Sunday, August 20, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND with Berger Park Jazz Stompers and Horner Park summer music camp students. Friday, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

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

BARBARA JOHNSON QUARTET Free performance. Thursday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PETER LERNER Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

REGINALD T. MCCANTS Thursday, August 17, 5:30 PM, courtyard at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

JON MENGES QUARTET Free concerts. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. Sunday, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

MOTHRA Free concert. Friday, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

ANNE PRINGLE & MARK BURNELL Free performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SAMUEL DEL REAL & LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE Thursday, August 17, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Friday, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Next Sunday, August 20, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

DAN SAURA TRIO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

MALACHI THOMPSON Free concert. Next Friday, August 18, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARSHALL VENTE AND TROPICALE with Neville York, Luiz Ewerling, Jose Gregorio, Isi Perez, Jim Batson, and Glenn Reitsma, performing aboard the tall ship Windy. Next Friday, August 18, departing at 9 PM from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 312-595-5472.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jazzy Sound Trio with Steve Zuterek, Jack Rokita & Alfred Kumorowski. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Eric Schneider, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Betty Reynolds. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Ellington Dynasty/Sam Burckhardt Quintet. 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, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, August 18, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Rob Amster, Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, August 19, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Dick Sisto Quartet. 312-642-6805.

BABALUCI 2152 N. Damen: Restaurant with live jazz upstairs on weekends. 773-486-5300.

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.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Friday and Saturday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sunday through next Saturday, August 19, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

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.

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

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fridays, 7:30-10:30 PM, and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 5-10:30 PM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, August 17, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 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. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Bob Centano Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 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.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Latin and jazz jam session with Crosswind. 312-697-0975.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Thursdays, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, jazz jam session with Strange Matter. 773-528-7569.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Sound in Action Trio (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, the All Rectangle, Fareed Haque (see Spot Check). 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, Dave Gessner Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Thursday, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra. Next Sunday, August 20, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

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

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with Siddha Sila, Vandy Harris, David Boykin, Ben Montgomery, Duryvin Ternoir, and Leo O'Dell. 773-373-6292.

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: Sunday, 2 PM, Bobby Lewis's Muggles II. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Matt Ross Quartet. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Bruce Mak/Tim Keenan Trio. 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: Friday, 9:30 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Lenny Lynn, Vince Willis, Herb Walker & friends. Monday 8 PM, Libby York Quartet. Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Todd Herbert Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 9 PM, Ron Perillo Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, August 18, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. 773-878-5552.

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 909 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Sundays, 6-10 PM, and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 312-255-9009.

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 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Wednesday, 8 PM, Jay Clayton (see Critic's Choice). Thursday, 8 PM, Pierre Dorge's New Jungle Orchestra (see Critic's Choice). Next Friday, August 18, 9 PM, Maggie Brown. Next Saturday, August 19, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fridays, 5-9 PM, Elaine Dame. Saturdays, 9 PM, Mandi Loomis & the Brick House Blues Band. 312-245-0333.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Sherri Riley Trio. 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, James Moody Quartet, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesday through next Sunday, August 20, Cecil Payne with Eric Alexander & Harold Mabern. 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. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. 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.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Clyde George with Matt Geraghty. Saturday, 10 PM, Tom Muellner with Matt Geraghty. Thursday, 9 PM, Hambone Hasbrouck. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Henry Johnson Organ Quartet. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 10 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

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

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Mueller Group. 847-358-4900.

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.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 7 PM, Ixat with Dan McCoy, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kyle Bruckmann, Josh Bartos & Justin Rounds. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 773-489-0011.

PEACOCK CAFE 5440 N. Sheridan: Fridays, 5-9 PM, "therapeutic music" by Elevation with Samuel Mohammad & Muslimah Zakee. 773-275-1224.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, David Young & New Republic. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thursdays, Don Stiernberg 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, Jackie Allen Duo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Pete Benson Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Matt Lewis Trio. 708-848-4250.

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

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Frank Portolese Quartet. Saturday, Michael Thorn Trio. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, August 18, Frank Portolese Quartet. Next Saturday, August 19, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Saturday, Steve Million Quartet. Sunday, Alison Ruble Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Rankinfyle. Saturday, Ron Surace Trio, Yoko Noge Trio. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Mike Knaupf. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, live piano music; 8:30 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, live piano music. 312-266-0360.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Claudia Stefanski & Dennis Sonnenberg. 773-348-7291.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. 312-467-1600.

SCORES NIGHTCLUB 6764 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Harwood Heights: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain (no cover). 708-867-6767.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. 312-527-2722.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sunday, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Thursdays, Paul Coscino Organ Trio. Friday and Saturday, 10 PM, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 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 from 8:30-11 PM followed by a jam session from 11 PM-1 AM. 312-225-4140.

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Eric Allen Duo. 312-527-3510.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. 630-832-9797.

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, Tim Aubuchon Trio. Saturday, Douglas Ewart Ensemble with Tatsu Aoki. Sundays, 6 PM, 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. 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. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, Carmine Menna. Thursdays, Scott Stevenson & Margaret Carlson. 630-232-2201.

international

concerts

CARIFETE KICKOFF 2000: CARNIVAL ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN Free program features the Sacal Pan Ensemble with Clyde George (tribute to Lord Kitchener) at 1 PM; Sundance Production dance ensemble at 2 PM; and a comparsa of masqueraded musicians and dancers at 3 PM. Saturday, 1-5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-744-6630.

CHRIST THE KING HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR AND STEEL ORCHESTRA Fr. Robert Johnson, director. Next Saturday, August 19, 7 PM, and next Sunday, August 20, 10 AM, Divine Word International, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-753-7406.

CHRIST THE KING HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR AND STEEL ORCHESTRA Fr. Robert Johnson, director. Next Sunday, August 20, 2 PM, St. Anselm Church, 6045 S. Michigan. 847-753-7406.

INTI-ILLIMANI with the Grant Park Orchestra. Next Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-742-4763.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM, Imperial Ballroom, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-982-1400.

ORQUESTA ISLA "Salsa y sangria" Latin dance party. Thursday, August 17, 5 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

REPTILE PALACE ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

NELSON SOSA BAND Friday and Sunday, 1 and 3 PM, and Saturday, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Friday and Sunday, noon and 2 PM, and Saturday, 1 and 3 PM, Living Coast Exhibit, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

WATCHA TOUR 2000 with Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Aterciopelados, A.N.I.M.A.L., and Latin Froz. Next Friday, August 18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

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.

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

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing (no cover). 773-276-5762.

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

EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, Breno Sauer plays Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, Hector & His Orchestra. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tuesday, 8 PM, Rokia Traore (see Critic's Choice). Next Saturday, August 19, 7 PM, La Conja; 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST 3001 N. Ashland: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. Wednesdays, Havana plays Cuban jazz. 773-929-8640.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Clyde George with Matt Geraghty. 773-489-3490.

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. Thursdays, Samba Brazil, DJ Red Lox. 773-227-2277.

EL NANDU 2731 W. Fullerton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, South American music. 773-278-0900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Bandoleros. Wednesdays, Chicago Samba. 312-397-0100.

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. Sundays, 11:30 AM, and Mondays through Fridays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 8 PM, Charlie Robison; 10:30 PM, New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. 773-525-2508.

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

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

classical

JAMES BAER guitar, in a free program of contemporary composers. Saturday, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

KATHLEEN BATTLE soprano, with pianist Martin Katz and clarinetist Larry Combs in an all-Schubert program. Monday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RAQUEL BITTON in a tribute to Edith Piaf. Next Saturday, August 19, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Friday, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with soprano Deborah Voigt (Wagner, R. Strauss, Schumann). Saturday, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Mark O'Connor (Smetana, O'Connor, Tchaikovsky, Ravel). Sunday, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham and cellist Jian Wang in an all-Brahms program. 847-266-5100.

CHOIR OF KINGS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE performs music of Bach in a free in-store performance. Friday, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DA CORNETO OPERA ENSEMBLE Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco conducts Donizetti's La Favorita Sunday and next Sunday, August 20, 4 PM, St. Hilary's Church, Bryn Mawr and California. Next Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 847-662-2694.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA performs music of Gene Coleman in accompaniment to the 1929 Russian silent film Aelita, Queen of Mars. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Friday, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with pianist John Browning (Barber, R. Strauss, Bernstein). Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Tracy Mould Watson, and bass Bruce Hall (Schoenberg, Beethoven). See Critic's Choice. Thursday and next Saturday, August 19, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, tenor, Richard Clement, and baritone William Stone (Copland, Orff). Next Friday, August 18, 7:30 PM, Caros Kalmar, conductor, with Chilean folk ensemble Inti-Illimani. 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sunday, 4 PM, Mary Gifford. Next Sunday, August 20, Alan Hommerding. 312-664-6963.

EVAN HOOBCHAAK, NATALYA HOOBCHAK, VERONICA SAS, SYLVAIN LAPAN, AND MICHELLE SAS violin and pianos, in a free concert (Chopin, Clementi, Debussy, Gurlitt, Monti, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Schumann, Sibelius, Vivaldi). Next Sunday, August 20, 3 PM, annex, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1417 Hinman, Evanston. 847-491-9155.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wednesday, 8 PM, Jay Clayton (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

JUILLIARD QUARTET (Haydn, Bartok, Beethoven). Tuesday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WARREN MOULTON AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor and piano, in a free recital. Monday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CORINNE E. NELSON, LISA-MARIE OLSON, SUZANNE M. ORLAND, TIMOTHY J. QUISTORFF, AND TIMOTHY McKNIGHT sopranos, baritone, and piano (Barber, Argento, Nicolai, Austin, Nash, Cornelius, Diemer, Korngold, Thomas, Quistorff, Brown). Next Sunday, August 20, 3 PM, Christ Lutheran Church, 41 S. Rohlwing, Palatine. 773-252-4613.

ORFEO DUO in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mozart, Schoeck). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Prokofiev, Chopin). Sunday, 6 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 9849 S. Winchester. 773-445-5300.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by violinist Mark Peskanov. 815-338-5300.

fairs & festivals

CARIFETE 1999 Midway Plaisance between Stony Island and Cottage Grove: Next Saturday, August 19, 9 AM-9 PM, festival features Caribbean musicians and DJs. 773-509-5079.

COME AS YOU ARE FESTIVAL 63rd Street Beach, 63rd at the lake: Next Saturday, August 19, noon-9 PM, Tony Tidwell & Righteous Living, Andre Patterson & the Shop Choir, Chicago State University Gospel Choir, Lecresia Campbell & others. 773-476-0847.

GENRAL PATTON CD RELEASE BLOCK PARTY Oakley between Armitage and McLean: Saturday, noon, Skor; 12:15 PM, Jay Queen; 12:30 PM, Laura Braun; 1 PM, Scott Bailey; 1:15 PM, Palms; 1:30 PM, Frenchy; 1:45 PM, Chris Maus; 2 PM, Nancy Connelly & Mike Lee; 2:30 PM, Musker; 2:45 PM, Ann Ridge; 3 PM, Rocky; 3:30 PM, Bro George; 4 PM, Sybil Dorito; 4:30 PM, Scottish; 5 PM, Heavy Mental; 6 PM, Sister Child; 7 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates (see Spot Check); 8 PM, Sara Hollister Band; 9 PM, Slave Ship. 708-795-1146.

45TH ANNUAL GINZA HOLIDAY Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee: Next Friday, August 18, 6:30-9:30 PM, next Saturday, August 19, 11:30 AM-9 PM, and next Sunday, August 20, 11:30 AM-8 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group, Ho-etsu Daiko Group, Kogen Taiko Group, na Kapuna Ukelele Group & others. Festival also features dance groups and martial-arts and crafts demonstrations. 312-943-7801.

FIFTH ANNUAL KOREAN STREET FESTIVAL Bryn Mawr between Kimball and Kedzie: Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM-9 PM, Chapter F, Jenny Choi, Kevin So, Kim, DJ Steve G, Jung Hwan Kang, Kwang Min Ko, Mi Young Shin & others. 773-583-1700.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe and Damen: Saturday, noon, Sapps, Suzuki Music School; 1 PM, Spies Who Surf; 1:30 PM, Big Backyard, Head First; 3 PM, Dogs Undecided, Family Problems, Old Town School of Folk Music Jug Band; 3:30 PM, Heatersons; 4:30 PM, Rumble Seat; 5:30 PM, Waco Brothers, Afrodisiacs; 6 PM, Bleary; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Wurlygig; 8 PM, Mighty Blue Kings; 9 PM, Ellen Rosner Band. Sunday, noon, Jennifer Peterson, Gayle Ritt; 12:30 PM, Brian O'Hearn & the Model Citizens' Big Band; 1 PM, Fat Mean Tires, Joel Frankel; 1:30 PM, Trigger Gospel; 2 PM, Pruno; 3 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion; 3:30 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Chuckle Heads; 5 PM, Patty Elvis Band; 5:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Quantum Leap; 6:30 PM, Whiskey Drill; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto; 8 PM, Then Again, Evil Beavers; 9 PM, Beer Nuts. 773-665-4682.

ROCK THE RIVER Pioneer Court, 435 N. Michigan: Friday, 5 PM, Moods; 6:15 PM, FunkAmongUs; 7:30 PM, Fat Time; 8:30 PM, Morris Day & the Time. Saturday, 2:30 PM, D.M.D.; 3:45 PM, Babaloo; 5:15 PM, Zeleke with U & I; 6:30 PM, Robbie Fulks; 8 PM, Wilco. 773-472-9046.

WEED STREET SUMMERFEST Weed between Sheffield and Fremont: Next Saturday, August 19, 1 PM, Whiskey Kitchen; 3 PM, Umphrey's McGee; 5 PM, Michelangelo with Mike & Joe; 7 PM, New Bohemians with Edie Brickell; 10 PM, Tim Mahoney & the Meanies; midnight, SR-71. Next Sunday, August 20, 1 PM, Weed Street Band; 3 PM, Common Ground; 5 PM, Underwater People; 7 PM, Leftover Salmon. 773-665-4682.

miscellaneous

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein performed by the Elgin Community College Institute for Performing Arts' Encore Musical Theatre. Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 5 and 8 PM, and Sunday, 6 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

MAGGIE BROWN & FRIENDS, JOSH WHITE JR. perform at "Kaleidoscope: A Family Day." Saturday, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-857-7161.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Saturday, August 19, 7 PM, La Conja. 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.

MINIANKA DRUM & DANCE ENSEMBLE Friday and Saturday, 1 and 3 PM, Special Events Arena, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Erich Kunzel conducts a swing music program. Next Sunday, August 20, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Friday through Sunday, noon and 2 PM, Special Events Area, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

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