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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.

WHERE TO FIND IT

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

BADDIGO Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, September 16, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session for poets and musicians; with Eddy Burke. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

JOHN BURNETT ORCHESTRA Next Sunday, September 17, 7:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

LIZ CALLAWAY Saturday, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

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

JIM COLE & TED PARRISH Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Next Sunday, September 17, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Friday, 6:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free performance. Next Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DJ HIEROGLYPHIC BEING spins "experimental groove and funky techno." Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

FACE TO FACE, SAVES THE DAY, NEWFOUND GLORY, ALKALINE TRIO Next Friday, September 15, 6:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

FAT TIME Thursday, September 14, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

THE FLASHBULB, KARL SACKSTEDER, DJ FOUR/4 perform in the gallery as part of "Recess: An Interactive Playground for Adults"; no cover. Friday, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

STEVE FRISBIE & LIAM DAVIS Free concert. Thursday, September 14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GO-GO DEVILS, RASA perform in the gallery as part of "Recess: An Interactive Playground for Adults"; no cover. Saturday, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

NANCY HAYS & RIGHTEOUS SWING 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.

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS, ANDREW BIRD'S HOT JAZZ PARADE Next Friday, September 15, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Next Saturday, September 16, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GLADYS KNIGHT, JEFFREY OSBORNE Sunday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MALO WITH JORGE SANTANA, D'LORE Sunday, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-474-5755, 312-595-7437, or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS, SPLINTER GROUP WITH PETER GREEN Next Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MIXED EMOTIONS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

OVAL Markus Popp offers a free demonstration of Skotodesk, the computer-generated, interactive sound sculpture. Thursday, September 15, 5:30 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-1584.

SECOND HAND POETS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

SUPREMES WITH MARY WILSON, BEN E. KING Saturday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

JEFF TWEEDY Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FRED WAYNE ORCHESTRA WITH BOB DUDA performs ballroom dance music at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, September 17, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

WEISS BROTHERS perform ballroom dance music 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.

ZAP MAMA, 8FATFAT8, DJ WARP See Critic's Choice. Thursday, September 14, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

ZEBRAHEAD See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Friday, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ZOOT in a free outdoor concert. Thursday, September 14, noon, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

ZRAZY performs at a brunch reception aboard the Odyssey cruise ship; benefit for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Next Sunday, September 17, 10 AM at Navy Pier (ship departs at 11:45 AM), Grand Ave. at the lake. 773-561-4662.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Saturday, "Swing Rave" hosted by Blue Room. Next Saturday, September 16, Prodigals. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. 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, 9 PM, 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, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Randell Pike, Wombats, Glowhead. Saturday, Lance & the Bo Boys, Mr. Id, Los Shut Up. Sunday, 8 PM, East Village Project. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, Haegers Bend. Next Friday, September 15, Naughty Boy Jack, Cocktail Preachers, Go-Go Devils. Next Saturday, September 16, Urban Twang, Stu Remley Band, Brian Whitman. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Saturdays after 5 PM and Sundays and Mondays after 8 PM. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ 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. Tuesdays, DJ Spin & Steve Prisma. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, Twistin' Tarantulas. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Ruck LaRue, Muzik, I Decline, Panic 12:52. Saturday, Magnesium, Plane. Thursday, Negligents, Nailbiter. Next Friday, September 15, Gouda, Little Man, Daisy Rider. Next Saturday, September 16, Beloved Ringers, Janus, Tundra Survey. 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. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, DJ Anacron. Wednesday, Danny the Wildchild, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and 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.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, September 16, Centerline. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Box of Rocks. Next Saturday, September 16, Jostelen Weed. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, DJ Mike Kandel. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Glass Eye. Saturday, Roadside Attraction. Next Friday, September 15, Simple Simon. Next Saturday, September 16, Cruel Moon. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Next Friday, September 15, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys. Next Saturday, September 16, Jack Straw. 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.

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. Saturday, Torturing Elvis. Tuesday, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Artificial Flavor. Saturday, Pirates Over 40. Next Saturday, September 16, Stevie Starlite. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fridays, DJ Hugo. 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 Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Thursdays, DJs 33-1/3, 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. Saturday, 8 PM, "Glam Nite" with DJs Chuck, Lauree, Don Hedeker, Jeff Wilson & Joe Mushugana. Thursday, DJ Daisun spins the music of the Meat Puppets. 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. Friday, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Saturday, Groovepushers. Next Friday, September 15, Dogs in the Tub, Layman's Terms. Next Saturday, September 16, Convulsions, Lowdown. 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, Sauce Boss. Saturday, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thursday through next Saturday, September 16, Toni Thomas. 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. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10:30 PM, Iguanas, Cornmeal. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Schaffer Street, Freshwater Collins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 10 PM, Matt McBride Band. Next Friday, September 15, 10:30 PM, Bumpus, Nubile Thangs. Next Saturday, September 16, Then Again, the Dog & Everything. 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. Saturday, Wicked Garden. Wednesday, DJs spin (no cover). Thursday, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. Next Friday, September 15, Trippin' Billies. Next Saturday, September 16, Bumpus. 847-541-4700.

CUBBY BEAR RIVER WALK CAFE 202 W. Wacker: Restaurant with live music. Thursdays, 5-7 PM, Matthew McBride Band (no cover). 312-345-1712.

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, Saturday, and Thursday through next Friday, September 15, 8 PM, Billy Stritch. Next Saturday, September 16, 8 and 10:30 PM, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso. Sundays, 7 PM, the Blondes. Wednesday, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3. 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. Monday, DJ Mike B. spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Sundays and Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. Wednesdays, Take 5. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Marvel Kind, Box-o-car, Atomic Numbers. Saturday, 10 PM, Solar Tribe, Face, Gaberdine. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Big Angry Fish, Pistol Whipped, Hypno Fugue, Garden Bower. Thursday, 9 PM, Chocolate Covered Kharma, Monkey Paw, Great Apes, Quasar Wut-Wut. Next Friday, September 15, 9 PM, DJ Spinna, DJ Swamp, 90 Proof, Juice, Jigmastas, DJ T-Rock, Joc Max, Earl Talbot, Iomos, Maurad, Kico. Next Saturday, September 16, 10 PM, Not the Roses, Headspace, Bohb. 773-489-3160.

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

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Orange Whip. Next Saturday, September 16, Five Guys Named Moe. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Tony. Thursdays, 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Brat Pack. Saturday, Sofa Kings. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, September 15, Mind Over Matter. Next Saturday, September 16, 6-10 PM, "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Festival" with the Matt McBride Band, Molly & the Tinker, McNulty Irish Step Dancers. 815-356-9980.

DULCE VIDA CAFE 1338 W. Madison: Fridays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs spin with MCs Neo Nate & Gypsy (open mike starts at 9 PM; no cover). 312-666-1920.

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, Mr. Blotto, Shawn & Jenelle. Saturday, Waco Brothers, International Criminals. Sundays, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Next Friday, September 15, Core, Radioslave, Paul Allodi. Next Saturday, September 16, Rubber. 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, Knuckleduster, King Super, Kedvales. Saturday, Viery Peel, Pound Seven, Mirium Ava, File Underwater. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, E-Mics, Dan Darrah. Tuesday, Village, Dr. Kinetic, Mercury Redstone. Wednesday, Sagtown Hustlers, Swerve. Thursday, Players Step Outside, Robin Dean. Next Friday, September 15, Joe Armstrong, Greedy Gretchen, Tautologic. Next Saturday, September 16, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Gayle Ritt, Johnny L. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Nighttime Lover. Saturday, Everyman. Next Saturday, September 16, Soul Fix. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Cash Audio, Devil in a Woodpile, Bluebird, Burning Brides. Saturday, Silkworm (see Critic's Choice), Pinebender, Bleep. Monday, book release party for Thax Douglas with B-Movie Fiendz, Slaughterhouse Five, Tim Kinsella, Rob Lowe, Ian Williams, Kevin Drumm, Simone Muensth, Todd Rittman. Thursday, Rebecca Gates, Jad Fair, Palms. Next Friday, September 15, Chamber Strings, Adventures in Stereo, Waxwings, Glands. Next Saturday, September 16, Oval, Jon Sheffield, Mora. Next Sunday, September 17, 9 PM, Circle, Subarachnoid Space, Salome. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs Frique & Masado spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk (no cover). 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 COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Friday, September 15, Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, pianist Abi Demirgian. 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.

FALCON INN 1605 E. 53rd: A Taste of Soul/Soulkitchen Productions performs on weekends. Fridays, 8 PM-2 AM, Renauld Barnes & Carl Malik Ismael. Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, Reggie Oliver & Gary Cummings. 773-288-1711.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Bands play after 2 PM Saturdays and Sundays and 9 PM Wednesdays through Fridays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Lou. 847-587-9677.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, Flat Broke. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Dan Fijolek, Christopher Robin. Saturdays, Frique & Majid. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Neil Rose Band. Saturday, Jello Wrestling. Next Friday, September 15, Alter Ego. Next Saturday, September 16, Kings Highway. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Supersleuth, John Brown Battery, Myopia, Frontside; 10 PM, Alabama Thunderpussy, Pistolero, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx. Saturday, 6 PM, Hot Stove Jimmy, World Inferno Friendship Society; 10 PM, Volta Do Mar, System & Station. Sunday, 2 PM, Monster Trux, Sin Orden, Silverado; 8 PM, English Softhearts, Selby Tigers, Radio 4. Monday, 7 PM, Candy Snatchers, Mushuganas, Bleed, Mashers, Vee Dee. Thursday, 6 PM, Weakerthans, Deminer; 10 PM, Har Mar Superstar, Karate Cowgirl. Next Friday, September 15, 6 PM, Arrivals, Bump 'n' Uglies, Matics, I Love Rich, Multigrain. Next Saturday, September 16, 6 PM, Built-In, Motion City Soundtrack, Amp 176, Spitalfield, Concentration Day Camp; 10 PM, Sicbay, Vida Blue, Last Ditch Effort. Next Sunday, September 17, Cursive, Haymarket Riot, Kolya, Hero of 100 Fights. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Hillbillys From Space. Saturday, 10 PM, Beatle Brothers. Next Friday, September 15, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Next Saturday, September 16, 10 PM, Morells, Kevin Gordon Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thursday, September 14, Gene Pool Rejects. Next Saturday, September 16, Hearts & Armor. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Dance Town Express. Next Saturday, September 16, Victoria & the Character Defects. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Heatersons. Thursdays, 7 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Friday, September 15, Hello Dave. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Fridays and Saturdays after 8 PM. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Wednesday, DJ Russ Dewbury, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Eric Williams spins underground house. 312-278-7130.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Nancy Connelly & Jim Musker. Saturday, Dead Steel Mill, Loraxx, Geezers. Wednesday, Flapjacks. Next Friday, September 15, Last Drag, Mark Watson Band, Sybil. Next Saturday, September 16, Bonfire Mechanics. 773-489-5471.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Open 7 PM-2 AM nightly. Mondays, 9 PM, "If You C Kay" open mike hosted by Roco. 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, Low-Tek, Coach Feo. Saturday, Rollover, Berber. Thursday, Life in General. Next Friday, September 15, Daycare Swindlers, Rocket 350, Kid Chaos, Ballydowse. Next Saturday, September 16, Young Fathers, Megasuperultra. 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Touch, DJ Mood & DJ Kenny. 312-527-5600.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 1-10 PM, 4th annual Hideout Block Party & Street Dance (see Fairs & Festivals). Wednesday, 9:30 PM, E-Van, Ron Franklin. Thursday, 10:30 PM, White Stripes, Unshown. Next Friday, September 15, 10:30 PM, Diane Izzo, Tallulah. Next Saturday, September 16, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Sones de Mexico. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Tuesday, 9 PM, Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, Phix. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Flocos (no cover). 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Revolver. Saturday, Copperminds, Foil. Next Friday, September 15, Ophur, Fly Williams. Next Saturday, September 16, Stockyard Kitty Band. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 10 PM, "Feast of Fools Cabaret: An After High School Special" with Bishop & Hunt, Lynda Licina, George Hohagen, Victoria Lamarr, Noam Gaster, Bill Haddad & Taylor E. Ross. Next Friday, September 15, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Ollie Davidson & the Reason Four. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Dickey Betts, Larry McCray Band. Saturday, comedian Eddie Griffin & His Band. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Mos Def, Slum Village, Bahamadia, Master Fuol, Major Figgas, Talib Kweli. Monday, 6 PM, Dogstar; 7:30 PM, Cafe Tacuba, Kameron Fry. Tuesday, Cafe Tacuba, Kimball Roeser Effect. Wednesday, Wailers, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. Thursday, Shaggy (see Spot Check), Natty Nation. Next Friday, September 15, Black Uhuru with Sly & Robbie. Next Saturday, September 16, 7:45 PM, Goldfinger, Dynamite Hack, Mest. Next Sunday, September 17, 6:45 PM, Goldfinger, Showoff, Mest. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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, Underwater People, Hoochie Suit. Saturday, Afrodisiacs. Thursday, Jack Straw. Next Friday, September 15, Dogs Undecided. Next Saturday, September 16, Strain Busy Sky, Big Hello, Fat Time. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: "Winfield Gold Old Days Festival" features music outside in the beer tent September 8-10. Friday, 7-11 PM, Rob Russo Band. Saturday, 9-11 PM, Heebie Geebies. Sunday, 4-5:15 PM, Annette Grover Band. Next Friday, September 15, Scott Nev & In the Pocket. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Gareth Woods. Saturday, Mauds Gone. Sunday, Cirrus Falcon. 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, Common Ground, Anne Harris Band. Saturday, Opie Gone Bad. Wednesday, Casey McDonough. Next Friday, September 15, Remedy, Plain Jane. 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, Uncle John's Band, Mighty Joe. Saturday, Cadillac Dave, Stolie. Sunday, Stolie. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 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: Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Fuerza y Alma (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Next Saturday, September 16, Carlitos Rey. 773-528-3400.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 6 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 773-489-3490.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Big Hello, Lovelies. Saturday, 9 PM, "Brodie benefit" with the Smitty Situation, Akela, Crush Proof Box & others. Sunday, the All Rectangle. Wednesday, Phil Angotti (no cover). Next Friday, September 15, Elephant's Best Friend. Next Saturday, September 16, 1350 CC. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant with percussionist Leddie Garcia, DJ Justin Lloyd. Saturday, Josh Werner, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sunday, 1-8 PM, "Day-Ra" with Derrick Carter, Matty, DJ Jes, Dave Gandy, Dayhota; 9 PM, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, DJ Yello, DJ Alex, DJ Dixon. 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. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. 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. Saturdays, Scott Holman. Next Friday, September 15, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Krinkles, Asher Love, Torben Floor. Saturday, MVP. Tuesday, JK Band, Richard Leo Johnson. Wednesday, MVP. Thursday, Telstar, Royal Brown, Sleeping at Last. 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, Wheatus (see Spot Check), Zebrahead (see Spot Check); sold out. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Grasshopper Takeover, Backdrop, Close Enough; 11 PM, LTJ Bukem, Nookie, MC Conrad. Sunday, 7 PM, Nothing Face, Amen, From Zero. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Peel, Pennies, Moreno, Monster Trux. Thursday, 6:30 PM, Sleater-Kinney, White Stripes, C.O.C.O. Next Friday, September 15, 7 PM, David Gray, Five for Fighting. Next Saturday, September 16, 6:30 PM, Toasters, Deals Gone Bad, Hot Stove Jimmy, Logan's Loss. Next Sunday, September 17, 7 PM, Apoptygma Berzerk, VNV Nation. 773-549-0203.

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, Chris Connelly, Marydee, Chiyoko. Saturday, Silo the Huskie, Thick Red Shag, Big Wow. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursday, Noxious Emotion, Monstrum Sepsis. Next Friday, September 15, DJ Cliff Swank. Next Saturday, September 16, Midwest Microphonists, DJ Teebot, Diverse. 773-764-6401.

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, Tommi Zender. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Stallion Luv spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 10 PM, Isabelle Haze, Oucho Sparks. Saturday, 10 PM, Pelvic Delta, Punjabi Trio with Fareed Haque, TS Soundz, DJs RB & M. Sunday, 6 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement performs at a poetry open mike; 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Next Friday, September 15, 10 PM, the Slip, Kapsalis Trio. Next Saturday, September 16, 10 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Treehouse Project. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Thursdays through Sundays, DJ Dan "the Man" Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 8-Track. Next Saturday, September 16, Chaser. 815-468-6666.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Volta Do Mar, Stockboy, Duvet Gorge. Saturday, Loomis. Sunday, URT. Thursday, In the High Lower. Next Friday, September 15, the Motor. Next Saturday, September 16, Royal Brown, Nothing Less, Suzerac. Next Sunday, September 17, Glen Parisian, Sara Osmer, Chris Maus. 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. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Big Deal. Saturday, Mr. Mackey. Next Friday, September 15, the Blast. Next Saturday, September 16, Mr. Sparkle. 630-924-9368.

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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Urban Funk Ordinance. Next Saturday, September 16, Joe Montanaro. 773-276-9730.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin nightly on two floors. Fridays, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Max TC. Sundays, "Boca Music" hosted by Xavier. Tuesdays, DJ Subzero. Wednesdays, DJs Mea, Jonny Kaos, Max TC, Pump Boy Lee & Hakim Murphy. Thursdays, DJ Spin. 312-409-7777.

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. Friday, Colette, Electric Indigo, Dayhota, Heather & Lady D. Saturday, Christian Smith, Nosmo. Thursdays, "Dig Dug" with residents Derrick Carter, Diz & James Curd. 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: Saturday, 8 PM, Everwonder, Heavy Water. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Jordan Macarus Band. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. 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, 10 PM, Drums & Tuba, Fable Factory, Bombay Bicycle Co. Saturday, 8 PM, Jack Lukeman Band; 10:30 PM, Riptones (see Spot Check). Sunday, 9 PM, Tahiti 80 (see Critic's Choice), Frisbie. Wednesday, 9 PM, Tony Furtado Band, Big Breakfast. Thursday, 8 PM, Matthew Ryan, Mark Tatara; 11 PM, Cigar Store Indians. Next Friday, September 15, 10 PM, 16 Horsepower, Slim Cessna's Auto Club. Next Saturday, September 16, 7 PM, Ron Sexsmith, Peter Stuart; 10 PM, 16 Horsepower, Slim Cessna's Auto Club. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Next Sunday, September 17, 9 PM, Jordan Macarus Band. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Liquid Courage. Next Saturday, September 16, Crash. 630-372-2900.

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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Greg Norwood, Dave Brock. Saturday, DJs Heather & J-Dub, Frank Q. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Monday, DJs Cease & Opeski. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursday, Mike Huckabey, Dan Cutain, Vi Jay, Jesse Martinez. Next Friday, September 15, Darrell Woodson, Michael Serafini. Next Saturday, September 16, Miles Maeda, Josh Werner. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, September 15, Disarray. Next Saturday, September 16, Shovelbarn. 773-889-0601.

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). Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fridays, 8 PM, DJs Simon Templar & Unit One spin trance, jungle & house. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thursday, 8 PM, Your Dad, Evergreen Terrace. 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, Milkbaby, Troy. Thursday, Bamboo Grove, Gidgets Ga Ga. Next Friday, September 15, Pound of Flesh, Sister Child, Dago Red. 773-278-6600.

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

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs John Curley, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 312-491-9729.

TUCKAWAY TAVERN 2545 Plainfield, Joliet: Sunday, 6 PM, Dae (no cover). 815-436-9259.

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, Elizabeth Conant & Fareed Haque. Saturday, Mike & Amy Finders, Cameron McGill & Jennifer Peterson. Sunday, 7 PM, Aerin Tedesco, Kelley Clute, We You They. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with J for Jules, Mark Vavra. Thursday, 7 Day Run. Next Saturday, September 16, Matt Tiegler, Guilty. Next Sunday, September 17, 7 PM, Jim Loftus, Jill Dawson, Mark V. 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.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Next Saturday, September 16, 10 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 773-871-7799.

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: Friday and Saturday, 8:30 and 11 PM, Spider Saloff (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, Go Tom, Pinch. Saturday, Vida Blues, Leftovers. Thursdays, Marty Lloyd Band. Next Friday, September 15, Flapjacks, Waystation. Next Saturday, September 16, Common Ground. 773-929-1300.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Jack Salamander. Saturday, Mineshaft. Next Friday, September 15, Calico Cats. Next Saturday, September 16, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Boom Shaka, Zvooks. Saturday, Innocent, Daughter of JHA. Sunday, Chachi, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Jason J. Steele. Sunday, 7 PM, open mike. 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Opie Gone Bad. Saturday, Rebecca's Statue. Wednesday, Anne Harris Band. Thursdays, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, September 15, We You They. Next Saturday, September 16, Roger & the Wraybands. 847-432-6430.

WOODROW'S ON WILSON 4600 N. Lincoln: Monday, 9 PM, benefit for the Genesius Theatre Company with Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six. 773-506-1933.

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.

ZAKOPANE LOUNGE 1734 W. Division: Next Friday, September 15, 9 PM, Li'l Wally with the Polkaholiks and Freeze Dried. 773-486-1559.

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

AN EVENING AT CLUB 47 with John Forster, Christine Lavin, Tom Paxton & Tom Rush. Saturday, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TRISH & RICHARD BRUXVOORT-COLLIGAN Sunday, 6 PM (and also at the 9 and 10:30 AM church services), Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 212 S. Nolton, Willow Springs. 708-839-5255.

CAT CATALANI, JIM FINE, LAUREN RUBY, DAVID MICHAELS, DAVE CLAYTON, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB HOLDSWORTH & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Next Saturday, September 16, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO See Fairs & Festivals.

CELTIC FESTIVAL KICK-OFF CONCERT with Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, and Christian Lemaitre; free admission. Next Friday, September 15, 7:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

MARK DVORAK Saturday, 8 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

JOEL FRANKEL & JAY WHITEHOUSE Evening concert preceded by a "Music Chicago Style" workshop from noon-3 PM. Next Saturday, September 16, 6 PM, Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski. 773-838-7551.

CHARLIE KING (OLD #8) & CHICK BLUE (THE FILTHIEST HICK IN TOWN) Country music and film screening "for adults only." Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

BONNIE KOLOC with Don Stille. Saturday, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

LARRY MESIROW Sunday, 7:30 PM, Shaare Tikvah, 5800 N. Kimball. 773-478-7948.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS Next Sunday, September 17, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

SARAH RIDGE Free performance. Next Saturday, September 16, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

MICAHEL SMITH & KAT EGGLESTON Benefit for the I & M Canal Restoration Fund. Next Saturday, September 16, 5 PM, General Fry's Landing, east of Stevens and north of the Canal, Lemont. 630-257-9357.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS, VOLO BOGTROTTERS perform bluegrass music at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, September 16, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

DAN ZAHN & CHRIS McNAMARA, SUE McCLELLAND Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Next Saturday, September 16, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Fenians. Sundays, Irish jam session. Wednesday, Corn Meal. Thursday, Eddie From Ohio. Next Saturday, September 16, Prodigals. 773-478-4408.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Half Day Bluegrass Band. 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. Sunday, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. Next Saturday, September 16, Banned in Memphis. Next Sunday, September 17, 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, DJs Jason & Keith spin country music. 773-472-2771.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Next Saturday, September 16, 6-10 PM, "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Festival" with the Matt McBride Band, Molly & the Tinker, McNulty Irish Step Dancers. 815-356-9980.

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, Lootheads. Tuesday, 9 PM, Morgan. Next Saturday, September 16, 10 PM, the Ride. 312-836-0066.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Irish session. Saturday, Fast Eddie. Next Friday, September 15, Three Men in Kilts. Next Saturday, September 16, Napper Tandy. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Ron Lazzeretti. Thursday, 8 PM, Del McCoury Band. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Steve & Jenny Moss. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Thursday, September 14, open stage with Derek Cullimore. Next Friday, September 15, open stage with Dan DeVries. Next Saturday, September 16, TR Ritchie. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

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

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

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.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM Saturdays. "Winfield Gold Old Days Festival" features music outside in the beer tent September 8-10. Saturday, 6:30-8:30 PM, Bert Cattoni Band. Sunday, 4-5:15 PM, Annette Grover Band. 630-752-2000.

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.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music. Saturday, 8 PM, Mythic Figs, Smokin' Goose. 708-863-2000.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Bohola (no cover). Next Friday, September 15, 10 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Bob Crenshaw. Next Saturday, September 16, Laurence Nugent. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Friday, Wild Carrot. 847-836-6278.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Irish session hosted by Declan Binninger & John Shine (no cover). 630-513-6300.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Carolyn Green & Mike Choby. Next Saturday, September 16, Kindred Spirits, Douglas Greene Trio. 847-940-7134.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chicago Songwriters' Collective. Thursday, open mike with Jen & Mel. 773-276-9730.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Friday and Saturday, 9:30 PM, Dooleys. 630-428-4274.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Saturday, September 16, 7 PM, Ron Sexsmith, Peter Stuart. 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, open mike. Next Friday, September 15, Eric & Beth Carlson. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Saturday, Mike & Amy Finders, Cameron McGill & Jennifer Peterson. Sunday, 7 PM, Aerin Tedesco, Kelley Clute, We You They. Monday, 9 PM, New Deal String Band. Next Sunday, September 17, 7 PM, Jim Loftus, Jill Dawson, Mark V. 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: Saturday, 10 PM, Mark Edwards & Toltec Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, September 15, 8 PM, Phil Dunavn; 9 PM, Legend, Jim Fine. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS, SPLINTER GROUP WITH PETER GREEN Next Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

37TH WARD SUMMERTIME GOSPEL FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Saturday, "Swing Rave" hosted by Blue Room. Next Friday, September 15, Guy Davis, Urban Funk Ordinance. 773-478-4408.

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

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, A.C. Reed. Saturday, Dan Temple & the Chi-Town Groove. Next Friday, September 15, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Next Saturday, September 16, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Monday, Zora Young Band. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 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, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 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, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Saturday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sunday, Lindsey Alexander. Monday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Jimmy Burns. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Liz Mandville Greeson. Next Friday, September 15, Carlos Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues 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.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Saturday, Maurice John Vaughn. Next Friday, September 15, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Wayne Toups, Bryce Janey & the Blue Band. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Joe Moss. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Hot Rod. Wednesday, Charlie Walker/Johnny Jones Soul & Blues Review. Thursday, Sharrie Williams. Next Friday, September 15, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane; 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, Big C & the Real Deal. Next Saturday, September 16, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. 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, Grady Freeman & Seventh Sons. 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. Next Friday, September 15, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Paul Sears. 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. 312-341-9787.

COTTON'S LOVER'S LOUNGE 7253 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-488-9807.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco after 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday, Sauce Boss. Saturday, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thursday through next Saturday, September 16, Toni Thomas. 847-520-4800.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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, Angel D'Cuba & Los Gozadores, Smokin' Goose, and Mythic Figs (call 708-452-5630). 773-202-9209.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Next Friday, September 15, 9 PM, Tommy McCracken. 773-775-2848.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Friday, Charles Walker & the Johnnie Jones Soul & Blues Revue. Saturday, A.C. Reed. Sundays, Li'l Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Monday, Joanna Connor. Tuesday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Wednesday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Next Friday, September 15, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Next Saturday, September 16, Matthew Skoller. Next Sunday, September 17, Li'l Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. 312-266-2400.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. Next Saturday, September 16, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 630-416-4898.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Jeff Zak & the Cold Shot (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Next Saturday, September 16, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 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, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Saturday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Wednesday, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, No Mercy Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturdays, Mandi Loomis & the Brick House Blues Band. 312-245-0333.

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. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, 6-8 PM, Blue Plate Special (outside in the beer tent). Next Saturday, September 16, Keith Scott Band. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 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, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, A.C. Reed, Charlie Love & special guest (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, A.C. Reed. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Friday and Saturday, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. Next Friday, September 15, Calvin Harrington. Next Saturday, September 16, Little Howlin' Wolf & the Midnight Ramblers. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Tim O'Brien & Little Brothers Band. Saturday, 8 PM, Mythic Figs, Smokin' Goose. Next Friday, September 15, Elmo's Fire Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

MARGARET'S 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, Lil' Al Thomas. Next Saturday, September 16, Chicago Playboys. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Saturday, September 16, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Back on the Porch. 773-276-9730.

RICO'S 2620 W. North: Next Saturday, September 16, 9:30 PM, Smokin' Goose Blues Experience with Rock Bottom. 773-862-3854.

RITZ HOTEL BALLROOM 39th & King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-538-4271.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: 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 and Saturday, Lee Morris (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Cyrus Hayes. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Blue Angel Band with Moonshine Kate. Saturday, Little Mack Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Saturday, 8 PM, Tommy Landis Band. Next Saturday, September 16, 8 PM, Castle Rockers. 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.

WAVELAND CAFE 3817 N. Recreation Dr.: Sundays, 3 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-868-4132.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concerts. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KEN CHANEY XPERIENCE Free admission. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts works by Stan Kenton. Next Saturday, September 16, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-344-6300.

CHICAGO JAZZ EXPRESS Free concert. Sunday, 9:45 AM and 12:15 PM, Miro Plaza, adjacent to Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

CINDERS Free performance. Next Saturday, September 16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JOAN COLLASO WITH THE LARRY HANKS TRIO Thursday, September 14, 5:30 PM, courtyard at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

CREPUSCULE Free concert with community youth directed by Douglas Ewart with the participation of local musicians, dancers, spoken word performers, and puppeteers. Next Sunday, September 17, 5:30 PM (preceded by a procession of musicians at 5 PM), Columbia Basin, Jackson Park, 57th and Lake Shore Drive. 312-747-2474.

ORBERT DAVIS WITH THE CATHERINE WHITNEY QUINTET Evening concert preceded by a "Music Chicago Style" workshop from noon-3 PM. Saturday, 6 PM, Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski. 773-838-7551.

TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA with conductor Buddy Morrow. Thursday, September 14, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

5 AFTR 5 Free performance. Next Friday, September 15, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS, ANDREW BIRD'S HOT JAZZ PARADE Next Friday, September 15, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL vocalist, in a free recital. Friday, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

JUMP & VERVE JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

LENNY KING'S CHICAGO METROPOLITAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs 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.

SUMMER KWAI Free concerts. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Next Friday, September 15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Next Friday, September 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

DOUG LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA performs big band music at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MERIT MUSIC JAZZ ENSEMBLE Free performance. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROOFTOP RHYTHMS Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, koto player Jeff Wickman, Ryan Fernandez, taiko drummer Eigen, the Arasowaren Dancers & others perform at a benefit for the Chicago Asian-American Jazz Festival 2000. Saturday, 6:30-10 PM, the Rooftop, 117 N. Jefferson. 708-386-9349.

SUE--OS Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WEASEL WALTER WITH MICHAEL ZERANG & JEFF PARKER Free admission. Saturday, 4 PM, Annie Mae Swift Auditorium, Northwestern University, 1905 N. Sheridan, Evanston. 847-866-9687.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, John Watson, Sonny Turner, 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 Bettye Reynolds. Sunday, 6 PM, Julie Volkmann. 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, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Thursday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Saturday, September 16, 1-4 PM, Linda Tate; 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Ernie Krivda 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, Detour. Sunday through Thursday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Nick Colionne. Next Sunday, September 17, Darryl Adamson. 312-751-2433.

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

BELLA-VIA RISTORANTE 6063 W. Dempster, Morton Grove: Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Dave "Bubba" Mitchell. 847-470-1405.

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 AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Matt Erion Trio. 630-406-0008.

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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, September 14, 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. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 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. Next Friday, September 15, Frank Lamphere Quartet. 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: Wednesdays, 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.

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, Saturday, and Thursday through next Friday, September 15, 8 PM, Billy Stritch. Next Saturday, September 16, 8 and 10:30 PM, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso. 773-278-1830.

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. Sunday, 8 PM, Chicago Underground Trio (see Spot Check), Chicago Underground Duo, 712. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Andrew Voigt & Corpus Ludens (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Paul Abella Trio. Next Saturday, September 16, Neo Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Dave Gessner Trio. Next Friday, September 15, Jeff Gilmore Group. Next Saturday, September 16, Ron Smith Duo. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Next Sunday, September 17, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello. 630-620-1500.

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

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Wednesday, DJ Russ Dewbury, DJ Anthony Nicholson. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Bongohead. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Next Friday, September 15, 7 PM, Kolette Stim's A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Wednesdays, 9 PM, David Boykin's Expanse. 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: Next Sunday, September 17, 2 PM, Al Winters' Swing Street. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Matt Ross Quartet. Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Trio. Wednesdays, Bruce Mak Trio. Thursdays, Jon Menges Quartet. 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, Lenny Lynne with Vince Walker, Herb Walker & friends. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Midnight Sun with Isaiah Mitchell. Sunday, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Quartet (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Jeanne Becker Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursday, 8:30 & 10:30 PM, Rene Marie & Phillip Manuel with Peter Martin, Larry Kohut & Ernie Adams. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz (see Spot Check); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz (see Spot Check); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Jenna Mammina Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Catalano. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Inside/Outside Band with Jodie Christian. Next Sunday, September 17, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. 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: Saturday, 7 PM, Eponine Moll & Andrew Voigt (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Gene Coleman, Jeb Bishop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, 8 Bold Souls. 312-362-9707.

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

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Sherri Riley Trio. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

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, Lee Konitz Trio. Monday, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tuesday through next Sunday, September 17, Steve Turre Quartet. 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.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 8-11 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Henry Johnson Organ Exxpress. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Tuesday, Mark Colby Quartet. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. 312-649-5874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sunday, 10 PM, the All Rectangle. 773-871-3757.

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, Breaking Point. Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Jazz Conceptions. 847-358-4900.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 8 PM, Eric Leonardson. 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, Ken Chaney Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesday, 6 PM, 5 Spot Quintet; 8:30 PM, David Young & New Republic. Wednesday, 6 PM, Hinda Hoffman & Ron Perillo; 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Thursday, 6 PM, Boliver Shagnasty Brass Band; 8:30 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality 6. Next Friday, September 15, 6 PM, Katherine Davis; 8:30 PM, Victor Parra & Mambo Express. Next Saturday, September 16, 4 PM-midnight, Jump & Verve Jazz Festival outdoors (see Fairs & Festivals). 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, Lori McLain Trio. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Pat Williams Trio. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Eddie Harrison Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, Valerie Booker Trio. 708-848-4250.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Paulinho Garcia. Saturday, Linda Tate & Willie Pickens. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, September 15, Elijah Levi Trio. Next Saturday, September 16, Mark Fechner Jazz Experience. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Art Davis Quartet. Saturday, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sunday, Alison Ruble Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, Doug Lawrence Trio. Thursdays, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday, September 15, Kelly Brand Quartet. Next Saturday, September 16, Sam Burckhardt Quartet. Next Sunday, September 17, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Yoko Noge Trio. Saturday, Franz Jackson Quartet, Sam Burckhardt Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, September 15, Rankinfyle. Next Saturday, September 16, Redd Holt Trio. 847-266-1313.

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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, September 15, Tim Keenan/Bruce Mak Trio. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, September 16, Claudia Stefanski & Dave Baney. 773-348-7291.

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Next Sunday, September 17, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. Thursday, 10 PM, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Next Friday, September 15, 9 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. 312-225-4140.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Sunday, 2 PM, Rob Denty (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday and Wednesdays, Eric Allen 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. Saturdays and Mondays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesdays, Juli Wood Duo. Thursday, Kevin Kizer 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, 8:30-11:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 11:30 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 and Saturday, Ken Vandermark Quartet with Kent Kessler, Tim Mulvenna & Nate McBride. 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. Thursday, Edwin Daugherty. Next Friday, September 15, Phil Kidder Ensemble. Next Saturday, September 16, Happy Apple, Tim Aubuchon Trio. 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; 9 PM, Enrique Granados. 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, Amber Dawn Trio. Saturday, Summer Kwai Duo. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Next Saturday, September 16, Amber Dawn Trio. 630-232-2201.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Sunday, 4-6 PM, vocalist Gina McLaughlin; 7 PM, open mike. 773-907-3500.

international

concerts

BOHOLA performs Celtic music at Chicago Summerdance. Thursday, September 14, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RAHAT NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN Tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Friday, 8:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 630-235-9728.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Thursday, September 14, 7:30 PM, Imperial Ballroom, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-982-1400.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features a screening of the TV broadcast of the 17th annual Festival of Latin Music, with a live performance by guitarist Enrique Granados; free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MAHARAJAPURAM RAMACHANDRAN Carnatic vocal concert, with M.G. Chandramouli (violin) and K.R. Ganesh (mridangam). Saturday, 6:30 PM, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd., Lemont. 630-415-2620.

ROOFTOP RHYTHMS Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project, koto player Jeff Wickman, Ryan Fernandez, taiko drummer Eigen Aoki, the Arasowaren Dancers & others perform at a benefit for the Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival 2000. Saturday, 6:30-10 PM, the Rooftop, 117 N. Jefferson. 708-386-9349.

ZAP MAMA, 8FATFAT8, DJ WARP See Critic's Choice. Thursday, September 14, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

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

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.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Mondays, 8 PM, open jam with the Smokin' Goose Musical Potpourri, Angel D'Cuba & Los Gozadores, Smokin' Goose, and Mythic Figs (call 708-452-5630). 773-202-9209.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, September 14, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, salsa music with Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Next Saturday, September 16, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Sones de Mexico. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Thursday, 8 PM, flamenco music with Azucena Vega. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Breno Sauer plays Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

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

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. 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. Nightly at 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

RICO'S 2620 W. North: Saturday, 8 PM, salsa & merengue with El Nene y Orquesta Herencia. 773-862-3854.

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

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Monday, Celtic Festival preview concert. Tuesday, Dance Africa 2000 preview concert. Wednesday, Mexican Civic Society concert. 312-346-3278.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Fridays, 9 PM, Enrique Granados. 773-728-3114.

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

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a program of French and Quebecois composers (Rameau, Quesnel, Gretry, and others). Next Sunday, September 17, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

RACHEL BARTON, JOHN BRUCE YEH, BETTY XIANG, WEI YANG, CHRISTINA ANDREWS, AND AMY DISSANAYAKE violin, clarinet, erhu, pipa, flute, and piano, with members of Chicago Pro Musica in a program of music by winners of the Chinese Fine Arts Society's Millennium International Composition Competition. Sunday, 2 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-409-7814.

CHICAGO CHAMBER COLLECTIVE performs new music by Elizabeth Start and Timothy Edwards. Next Friday, September 15, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with pianist Jeffrey Jacob in a free all-Mozart concert. Next Sunday, September 17, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000 or 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHORUS AND SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS Keith Hampton conducts a free concert (Beethoven, traditional, and others). Saturday, 2 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3145.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Next Friday, September 15, 8:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Gershwin, Lalo, Saint-Saens, Ravel). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DUO CONCERTANTE in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ravel, Parker, Piazzolla). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

EAST WIND DUO in a free concert. Tuesday, 8 PM, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, 5050 Church, Skokie. 312-297-4887.

ELISABETH ESCHWE performs piano music of Clara Schumann in a free recital. Wednesday, noon, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Friday, 12:10 PM, organist Jeremy David Tarrant. Next Friday, September 15, 12:10 PM, organist Edward Zimmerman. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

LUIS ANTONIO GALVEZ ALCANTARA tenor, in a free concert. Next Sunday, September 17, 5 PM, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 806 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1185.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, "Face the Music" program presents music of Chicago composers Phil Mosberg, Drew Morgan, Alan Cole, Eric Roth, and Dave McDonnell. Tuesday, 8 PM, Gene Coleman, Jeb Bishop, and Fred Lonberg-Holm. 312-362-9707.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Misha Dichter (Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Brahms). Next Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstrat (Mozart). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with tenor Jerry Hadley, baritone Bo Skovhus, and others in a free concert (Bizet, Saint-Saens, Puccini, Verdi). See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-332-2244.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC See Fairs & Festivals.

MICHELE McGOVERN AND MELODY LORD flute and piano, in a free recital (Mozart, Beethoven, Bach). Saturday, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

JON NAKAMATSU piano (Clementi, Chopin, Szymanowski, Debussy, Liszt). Next Sunday, September 17, 3 PM, Harold and Margaret Moser Performing Arts Center, College of Saint Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Monday, 7:45 PM, Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church, 815 S. Washingt, Naperville. 630-355-2184.

SALVATORE SPINA piano, in a free recital (Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff). Next Sunday, September 17, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

STEVEN SPOONER piano, in a free concert (Haydn, Liszt, Bolcom). Next Sunday, September 17, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

TRIO SETTECENTO in a program of Baroque chamber music (Gabrielli, Corelli, Verachini, and others). Next Friday, September 15, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free recital. Thursday, September 14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VERMEER QUARTET with pianist Boris Berman (Haydn, Smetana, Schnittke). Next Sunday, September 17, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

ANNA ZAWADZKA, EUGENE SCHLABACH, AND HEATHER SHANNON flute, piano, and mezzo-soprano (Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Dobrzynski). Next Sunday, September 17, 4 PM, Richard Burton Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3757, or 708-452-1784.

fairs & festivals

AKABANA: A KALYPSO AFFAIR Harriet M. Harris YWCA Center, 6200 S. Drexel: Next Saturday, September 16, 2-6 PM, Pamela Bates Porch & others. 312-362-6439.

APPLE HARVEST MUSIC FEST outside the Biloxi Grill, 313 Liberty, Wauconda: Next Sunday, September 17, 3-9 PM, Bart Alonzo Band, Jazz du Jour, Easy Louise. 847-526-2420.'

AROUND THE COYOTE arts festival presents live music on three outdoor stages. Friday, Club Lucky stage, 1824 W. Wabansia: 5 PM, Ana Pucinelli; 7 PM, Nancy Walker; 9 PM, Sam Saunders. Pontiac Cafe stage, 1431 N. Damen: noon-10 PM, Lemon, Telstar, Cow Lily. Saturday, Club Lucky stage: 5 PM, Nancy Walker; 7 PM, Radio Hour; 9 PM, Sam Saunders. Pontiac Cafe stage: noon-10 PM, Lemon, Telstar, Cow Lily. Sunday, Mad Bar stage, 1640 N. Damen: noon, Kenny Carvajal; 1 PM, Blueprint; 2 PM, Madrid; 2:30 PM, K-Rad; 3:30 PM, Madrid; 4 PM, Playn 4 the City; 5 PM, Madrid; 5:30 PM, 8fatfat8; 6:30 PM, Madrid; 7 PM, Baldwin Brothers; 8 PM, Madrid. Pontiac Cafe stage: noon-8 PM, Dub Dis & others. Festival also features theater and dance performances and poetry readings. 312-944-1588.

BERGHOFF OKTOBERFEST Adams and Dearborn: Wednesday, 11:45 AM, Johnny Wagner; 5 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. Thursday, 11:45 AM, Johnny Wagner; 5 PM, Keith Eric & Waterhouse. Next Friday, September 15, 11:45 AM, Johnny Wagner; 5 PM, R-Gang. Next Saturday, September 16, 11:45 AM, Austrian Trio Grande; 3:30 PM, Johnny Wagner; 6 PM, Mr. Blotto. 312-427-3170.

CELTIC FEST CHICAGO features music on several Grant Park Stages. Next Saturday, September 16, Chief O'Neill Tent, Columbus and Jackson: 11:30 PM, Chief O'Neill Youth Fleadh; 6:15 PM, Baal Tinne; 7:15 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Performing Arts Stage/Singing Tent, Columbus and Monroe: noon, Kat Eggleston; 1 PM, Jim Wearne; 2 PM, Jeff Ward; 6 PM, Irish American Heritage Singers; 7 PM, Sheila O'Donnell; 8 PM, Celia Farran. Celtic Crossroads Stage, Jackson and Lake Shore Dr.: noon, Crossroads Ceili Band; 1 PM, Jim DeWan, Kieran O'Hare, Brendan Bulger & Brett Simons; 2 PM, Baal Tinne; 3 PM, Lawrence Nugent & Friends; 4 PM, Prodigals. Uillean Pipe Tionol/Evening Showcase, Columbus and Jackson: 1 PM, Bob Kellam; 1:45 PM, Kevin Henry; 2:30 PM, Jim DeWan; 3:15 PM, William Jackson; 4 PM, Kevin Rowsome; 4:45 PM, Atallatall; 6 PM, Jeff Ward; 7 PM, Kevin Rowsome; 8 PM, John Williams & Dean Magraw. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus and Jackson: 4 PM, Lunasa; 5:15 PM, Andy Stewart & Gerry O'Beirne; 6:30 PM, Milladoiro; 7:45 PM, Celtic Fiddle Festival. Next Sunday, September 17, Chief O'Neill Tent: 11:30 AM, Chief O'Neill Youth Fleadh; 6:15 PM, Caliban; 7:15 PM, Holy Hour House Band. Celtic Crossroads Stage: noon, Dooley Brothers; 1 PM, Celia Farran & Fire in the Head; 2 PM, Moore & Broaders; 3 PM, Tempest; 4 PM, Gaelic Storm. Uillean Pipe Tionol/Evening Showcase: 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, Seth Gallagher & B.C. Childress; 3:15 PM, Kieran O'Hare & Brendan McKinney; 4 PM, Kevin Rowsome; 4:45 PM, Atallatall; 6 PM, Murphy's Roche; 7 PM, Kevin Rowsome; 8 PM, John Williams & Dean Magraw. Performing Arts Stage/Singing Tent: 2 PM, music from In the Deep Heart's Core; 3 PM, Jim Wearne; 5 PM, Donnie O'Rourke; 6 PM, Kat Eggleston; 7 PM, Kathy Cowan & friends; 8 PM, Celia Farran. Petrillo Music Shell: 4 PM, Cathie Ryan; 5:15 PM, Lunasa; 6:30 PM, Milladoiro; 7:45 PM, Battlefield Band. Festival also features performances by dancers, storytellers, and others. 312-744-3370.

ECLECTIC PICNIC XII on the grounds of College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn: Saturday, noon, Devil in a Woodpile; 1:15 PM, Muriel Anderson & Stanley Jordan; 3:15 PM, Guy Fricano Quartet; 4:45 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 630-942-4200.

ELMHURST OKTOBERFEST 2000 on the grounds of Elmhurst City Centre, York and Schiller, Elmhurst: Next Saturday, September 16, 2:15 PM, Sarah Benkendorf; 3:15 PM, Lederhosen Duo; 5:30 PM, Egerlander Tanz Gruppe; 7 PM, Dick Theml & the Alpiners. 630-993-1600.

GERMAN-AMERICAN FEST Leland between Western and Lincoln: Friday, 6 PM-midnight, Saturday, noon-midnight, and Sunday, noon-10 PM, Johnny Wagner Band, Glen Sorgatz Band, Paloma, Phoenix. 847-647-9522.

GUINNESS OYSTER FESTIVAL Wells between Burton and North: Saturday, 11:30 PM, Guitar Center musicians; 12:15 PM, Shannon Rovers; 12:30 PM, Monte Montgomery; 2 PM, Caviar; 4 PM, Mile; 5 PM, Shannon Rovers; 7 PM, Harvey Danger; 8:30 PM, Guster. 312-742-2283.

HIDEOUT BLOCK PARTY & STREET DANCE 1354 W. Wabansia: Benefit for Lawrence Hall Youth Servies and Possibilities in Life: Art for Youth. Saturday, 1 PM, Country Gold with John Rice; 2 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee; 2:45 PM, Sojourner Truth Elementary School Drum Corps; 3 PM, Frisbie; 4 PM, Robbie Fulks; 4:20 PM, Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun; 5:30 PM, Leroy Bach & others; 6:30 PM, Shannon Rovers; 6:45 PM, Blacks; 7:45 PM, Swamp Dogg (see Spot Check); 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 773-227-4433.

JUMP & VERVE JAZZ FESTIVAL outside Pete Miller's Steakhouse, 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Next Saturday, September 16, 4 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; 6 PM, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Cuber & Bobby Broom; 8 PM, Edgar Winter; 10 PM, Dr. John. 847-289-4252.

LITTLE VILLAGE FESTIVAL 26th St. between Kedzie and Christiana: Sunday, 1-7:30 PM, Los Grana. Marineros del Norte, Grupo Corvo, Sementales de Nuevo Leon, Banda Pachuco, Grupo Control, Margarita la Diosa de las Cumbia, Los Traileros del Norte & others. 773-929-1200.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC presents 12 hours of continuous performances on several stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Next Saturday, September 16, 2 PM, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Daniel Barenboim, folk singer Ella Jenkins, Gateways Music Festival Ensemble, Icarus Quartet with Ruben Alvarez and the Raices Percussion Ensemble; 3 PM, LeClair Quartet, cellist Nancy Lesh with tanpura player Praful Kelkar, Mariachi Perla de Mexico, Duaine Wolfe conducts the Chicago Master Singers and Elgin Choral Union in an audience sing-along program (Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, and others); 4 PM, Buckingham String Quartet, Old Town School of Folk Music Wiggleworms & others; 5 PM, members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus perform music of Gilbert and Sullivan, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Percussion Scholarship Group, Chicago Park District Drum-along; 5:15 PM, Soul Children of Chicago; 6 PM, Light Opera Works performs Romberg's The Student Prince, Golosa; 7 PM, Daniel Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Gershwin, Carter, Mahler), Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Mwata Bowden, Malachi Thompson, Andrea Swan, Reginald Jones, and others; 8 PM, Bach Chorale, Ghanatta Internationale; 8:30 PM, Jazz Incredibles; 9 PM, Weavermania performs music of the Weavers, Chicago Baroque Ensemble performs music of Bach; 9:45 PM, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Low Brass Ensemble (Mozart and others); 10 PM, Von Freeman & George Freeman, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown, members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus; 10:15 PM, 911 Mambo Orchestra; 10:45 PM, ragtime pianist Reginald Robinson; 11 PM, Wacker Consort; 11:35 PM, pianist Jon Weber; midnight, Ken Nordine with Howard Levy; 12:30 AM, Waco Brothers, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Spider Saloff; 1 AM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement; 1:15 AM, pianists Reginald Robinson & Jon Weber accompany a screening of Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP 2000 Warren Park, 6601 N. Western: Next Saturday, September 16, noon, Il Kwa Nori; 1 PM, Shki Bmaadzi; 2 PM, Shahzad & the Boys From Chicago; 3 PM, Music House Band & Orchestra; 4 PM, Punjabi Cultural Society; 5 PM, Russian Women's Melody Choir; 6 PM, Elvis Presley impersonator Bob West. Next Sunday, September 17, 1 PM, Babylon Group; 2 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; 3 PM, Croatian Vines; 4 PM, Jutta & the Hi-Duke; 5 PM, Lev Zazitsky; 6 PM, Dahui West African Drum Ensemble. 773-743-6022.

TASTE OF HIGHWOOD on the grounds of Highwood Public Library, 50 Highwood Ave., Highwood: Sunday, noon, Retrorockets; 2:15 PM, Susie Dobbs & the Way Out West Band; 4:30 PM, Roots Rock Society; 6:30 PM, Eddie Barrett Sinatra Legacy Orchestra with Lou Nocera. 847-433-2100.

TASTE OF ROMANIA Ashland and Barry: Next Friday, September 15, 5 PM, Transylvania Orchestra; 6 PM, Viorica Barbu Iurascu; 7 PM, Mariana Anghel; 9 PM, Gheorghe Gheorghiu. Next Saturday, September 16, 1 PM, Viorica Barbu Iurascu; 2 PM, Mariana Anghel; 4 PM, Gheroghe Gheorghiu; 8 PM, Irina Loghin. Next Sunday, September 17, 11 AM, Mariana Anghel; noon, Viorica Barbu Iurascu; 3 PM, Gheorghe Gheorghiu; 7 PM, Irina Loghin. 773-929-8640.

37TH WARD SUMMERTIME GOSPEL FESTIVAL LaFollette Park, 1333 N. Laramie: Saturday, noon-9 PM, Albertina Walker, Nu-City Mass Choir, Kim Stratton, Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Choir, Judah Outreach Choir, cast members of Grass Roots to Glory, Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Mount Vernon Baptist Church Choir, Sure Foundation Missionary Baptist Church Voice of Life, Pleasant Valley Baptist Choir & others. 773-745-2894.

VILLA DAY 2000 Villa Scalabrini, 480 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake: Sunday, noon-6 PM, Dick Contino, Jimmy Damon, Tony Spavone, Lucia Scala & others. 708-562-5530.

miscellaneous

CREPUSCULE Free concert with community youth directed by Douglas Ewart with the participation of local musicians, dancers, spoken word performers, and puppeteers. Next Sunday, September 17, 5:30 PM (preceded by a procession of musicians at 5 PM), Columbia Basin, Jackson Park, 57th and Lake Shore Drive. 312-747-2474.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sunday, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with the Weird Sisters. 773-878-5552.

PETER HIMMELMAN Children's concert. Sunday, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOOP LAB SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LARRY MESIROW Sunday, 7:30 PM, Shaare Tikvah, 5800 N. Kimball. 773-478-7948.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Next Saturday, September 16, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

OVAL Markus Popp offers a free demonstration of Skotodesk, the computer-generated, interactive sound sculpture. Thursday, September 15, 5:30 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SASSY SENIORS REVIEW Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, September 16, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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