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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

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

BARENAKED LADIES, GUSTER Next Sunday, September 24, 7:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

MARY J. BLIGE Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BREAKIN' STRINGS Free performance. Next Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

JOHN BURNETT ORCHESTRA Sunday, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

BURNT, LIFTPOINT, 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.

BOBBY CALDWELL Benefit concert preceded by dinner at 6 PM. Next Saturday, September 23, 8:30 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

EUGENE CHADBOURNE Banjo, guitar, and electric rake. Next Saturday, September 23, 7 and 10 PM, theater, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

CHAMPAGNE MUSIC CHICAGO STYLE Tribute to Lawrence Welk with Dick Dale, Big Tiny Little Jr., Rocky Rockwell, Barney Liddell, Tanya Welk, and the Steve Cooper Orchestra. Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

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

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free performance. Friday, 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.

DJ YELLOW, ALEX PRAT, STEFFEN DIXON perform at an opening for "The Red Sessions," paintings by Dzine. Friday, 6-9 PM, Eastwick, 245 W. North. 312-440-2322.

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

KRISTIN GUSTAFSON Free concert. Thursday, September 21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

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

KILL YOUR IDOLS, THE CONTROL, MOVIELIFE, SIN ORDEN Next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-252-2433.

KEVIN KOVAL performs at an evening of break dancing, hip-hop, spoken word, and capoeria. Friday, 7 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019.

STEVE LACY, ANDY HALL, THEA MIKLOWSKI, AND MATT THOMPSON perform at a reception for the gallery exhibit Work. The performance will be recorded, mastered, and burned onto CD during the reception. Friday, 5-8 PM, Gallery 312, 312 N. May. 312-942-2500.

ART LOINZ & THE WET DIXXX Next Friday, September 22, 9 PM, Scrap Skate Park, 2350 Hassell, Hoffman Estates. 847-884-0945.

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

NORA O'CONNOR Free concert. Thursday, September 21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Monday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

JOAN OSBORNE Next Sunday, September 24, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PAX 217, BEANBAG, KJ-52 & THE INTELLECT, MG! THE VISIONARY "The Extreme Days Tour" Christian music concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 6 PM, Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Rd., Deerfield. 800-965-9325 or 847-888-8670.

PHISH Sold out. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MARKUS POPP Free demonstration of Skotodesk, the computer-generated, interactive sound sculpture. See Post No Bills. Friday, 5:30 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-1584.

JANINE REGAL Free in-store performance. Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SHANNON ROBERTS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, September 23, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SMOKEY ROBINSON Next Sunday, September 24, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ROCK MY ASS Studio video recording (live audience admitted) with Life With Richard, Monkeys With Handguns, and Dago Red. Sunday, noon, at Rock My Ass, 9651 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-674-5422.

ROCKABILITY Benefit for the Midwest Centre for Conductive Education with the Nicholas Tremulis Band, Juleps, and Mesa. Next Friday, September 22, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 847-432-7503 or 312-559-1212.

LINDA M. SMITH in a free concert. Monday, 7 PM, Giddings Plaza, 4700 N. Lincoln. 773-728-3890. Next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

SOULED OUT Next Saturday, September 23, 6 PM, Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski. 773-838-7551.

THE THE, JOSEPH ARTHUR Next Saturday, September 23, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

TRAVIS, REMY ZERO Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ULTRACYDE, DECOY, DJ DAVE & DAN 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.

JACI VELASQUEZ, PLUS ONE Monday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, North Central College, 450 S. Brainard, Naperville. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

FRED WAYNE ORCHESTRA WITH BOB DUDA performs 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.

ZRAZY performs at a brunch reception aboard the Odyssey cruise ship; benefit for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Sunday, 10 AM at Navy Pier (ship departs at 11:45 AM), 600 E. Grand. 773-561-4662.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, 10:30 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance. Saturday, Prodigals. Next Friday, September 22, Rebecca's Statue, Old #8. Next Saturday, September 23, American English (Beatles tribute band). 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. Saturday, DJ Maurice. 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, Naughty Boy Jack, Cocktail Preachers, Go-Go Devils. Saturday, Urban Twang, Stu Remley Band, Brian Whitman. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, Attrition, Thou Shall Not. Thursday, Phantom 3, Returnables, Puta-pons. Next Friday, September 22, Saps, Kokopelli, Cedarcase. Next Saturday, September 23, Splendor Lex, Matthew, Spread Eagle. Next Sunday, September 24, Family Haircut. 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, 11 PM-3 AM, Bottletones. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Gouda, Little Man, Daisy Raider. Saturday, Beloved Ringers, Janus. Thursday, 50 Pound Head, Groovehorn. Next Friday, September 22, Gary Dacany Band, Hilarious Condor. Next Saturday, September 23, Mo*Par, Crusterz, Mental. 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, Ry-n, MC Stun, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursday, Colette. Next Saturday, September 23, Vitamin D, DJ Nique. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, 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. Saturday, Centerline. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Jostelen Weed. Next Saturday, September 23, Neil Rose Band. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. 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, Simple Simon. Saturday, Cruel Moon. Next Friday, September 22, Noveto Trio. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys. Saturday, Jack Straw. Next Saturday, September 23, 13 o'Clock. 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. Tuesday, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. Next Saturday, September 23, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Next Friday, September 22, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHAMP'S ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Saturday, 9 PM, "Battle of the Bands" with I Decline & others. 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Artificial Flavor. Saturday, Stevie Starlite. Next Friday, September 22, D'zyre. Next Saturday, September 23, Wicked Garden. 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. 773-489-0379.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton; midnight, dance music with DJ House. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Dogs in the Tub, Layman's Terms. Saturday, Convulsions, Lowdown. Next Friday, September 22, Ali Baba & the Thieves. Next Saturday, September 23, benefit for Special Days Camp with Soulfix. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Toni Thomas. Thursday through next Saturday, September 23, Joe Moss. 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, Bumpus, Nubile Thangs. Saturday, 11 PM, Then Again, the Dog & Everything. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 10 PM, TBD. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Dr. Zhivegas. Next Saturday, September 23, 10:30 PM, DJ Johnny Price. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends, 10 PM on Wednesdays, 9:30 PM on Thursdays. Friday, Trippin' Billies. Saturday, Bumpus. Wednesday, DJs spin (no cover). Thursday, 6-9 PM, benefit for the HIV Coalition with Executones (no cover; food donation requested); 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. Next Friday, September 22, Underwater People. Next Saturday, September 23, Maggie Speaks. 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, 8 PM, Billy Stritch. Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso. Sundays, 7 PM, the Blondes. Wednesday, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3. Thursday through next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. 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. Sunday, DJs Jason & Craig. Monday, DJ Bill Daniel spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Lexi. Thursday, "High Grass Dogs" DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9 PM, DJ Spinna, DJ Swamp, 90 Proof, Juice, Jigmastas, DJ T-Rock, Joc Max, Earl Talbot, Iomos, Maurad, Kico. Saturday, 10 PM, Not the Roses, Headspace, Bohb. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesday, 9 PM, Chapter F, Lifehouse, Missile. Wednesday, 9 PM, Paladins, Wreckin' Ball, Hot Dog City. Thursday, 9 PM, Motherload, Bunker Hill, 2 Stone City. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Antibalis, Slavic Soul Party, Funkadesi. Next Saturday, September 23, 10 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Lenine, Isotope 217. Next Sunday, September 24, 9 PM, High on Fire, Acid King, Kneel Drill. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, DJs Aladdin, Sohbash, Rain & Assassin spin bhangra & Hindi remixes, hip-hop & house. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Five Guys Named Moe. Next Saturday, September 23, Crash. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Tony. Thursday, 6-10 PM, benefit for Junior League of Chicago with Robert Cornelius 7; 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, Mind Over Matter. Saturday, 6-10 PM, "Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Festival" with the Matt McBride Band, Molly & the Tinker, McNulty Irish Step Dancers. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, September 22, Decades. Next Saturday, September 23, Only Sons. 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, Core, Radioslave, Paul Allodi. Saturday, Rubber. 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 22, Then Again, Jon Gram. Next Saturday, September 23, Shaffer Street, Bottle of Justus. 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, Joe Armstrong, Greedy Gretchen, Tautologic. Saturday, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Gayle Ritt, Johnny L. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, Lexie Bloor Band, E-Mics, Nerve Tonic. Tuesday, Black Cuntry Rock, Gooding, Swizzle Tree. Wednesday, Soul Food, Rust. Thursday, Fly Williams, Rusk. Next Friday, September 22, Uniform, Moxy Blue, Whimsical. Next Saturday, September 23, Johnny Socko, A.k.a., Peter Bruntell. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Everyman. Next Friday, September 22, Big Deal. Next Saturday, September 23, Mr. Sparkle. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Chamber Strings, Adventures in Stereo (see Critic's Choice), Waxwings, Glands. Saturday, Oval (see Post No Bills), Jon Sheffield, Mora. Sunday, 9 PM, Circle (see Critic's Choice), Salome. Monday, 9 PM, French Kicks, Shark Quest (see Spot Check), Jeb Bishop, Oneida (see Spot Check). Thursday, 7 PM, DAT Politics (see Critic's Choice), Ray_rod; 10 PM, Drapes, Starball, the Motion. Next Friday, September 22, Human Condition, Designer, Cod. Next Saturday, September 23, OK Go, We Regazzi, Baldwin Brothers. Next Sunday, September 24, 7 PM, Ancient Greeks, Har Mar Superstar, Zulu as Kono; 10 PM, "Synth-etics" with DJ Tenox, DJ A/B S & DJ Wes. 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. Friday, Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Next Friday, September 22, 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. Thursday, Oscar D'Leon, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. 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, Shamanlove, Christopher Robin. Saturdays, Frique & Majid. Thursdays, Noleian & Gabriel Palomo. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Alter Ego. Saturday, Kings Highway. Next Saturday, September 23, Mind Oil. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Arrivals, Bump 'n' Uglies, Matics, I Love Rich, Multigrain. Saturday, 6 PM, Built-In, Motion City Soundtrack, Amp 176, Spitalfield, Concentration Day Camp; 10 PM, Sicbay, Vida Blue, Last Ditch Effort. Sunday, Cursive, Haymarket Riot, Kolya, Hero of 100 Fights. Wednesday, 7 PM, Traindodge, Sleeping at Last, Saturday Supercade, This Year's Model. Next Friday, September 22, 7 PM, Mr. T Experience, American Steel, Eyeliners, Useless ID. Next Saturday, September 23, 9 PM, Lozenge, Sorry, Bonfire Madigan. Next Sunday, September 24, 5 PM, Kakistocracy, Authority Abuse, Keelhaul; 7 PM, Gooloo, Neptune. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Saturday, 10 PM, Morells, Kevin Gordon Band. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Sleepy LaBeef. Next Saturday, September 23, 10 PM, Webb Wilder. 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. Saturday, Hearts & Armor. Thursday, Kraig Kenning. Next Saturday, September 23, Paula Mengarelli Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Victoria & the Character Defects. Next Saturday, September 23, Short Cuts. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Hello Dave. Thursdays, 7 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Friday, September 22, American English (Beatles tribute band). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Fridays and Saturdays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 9 PM, the Dorks, the Differents (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Eric Williams spins underground house. Tuesday, DJs Stuart Wade & Jazz John. 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, Last Drag, Mark Watson Band, Sybil & Simon. Saturday, Bonfire Mechanics. Next Friday, September 22, Nancy Connelly & Friends. Next Saturday, September 23, Flowery Branch Davidians. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Wednesday through next Friday, September 22, 9:30 PM, and next Saturday, September 23, 10 PM, Matt Yee. 773-348-1053.

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, Daycare Swindlers, Rocket 350, Kid Chaos, Ballydowse. Saturday, Young Fathers, Megasuperultra. Thursday, Loomis, Tom Atteberry. Next Friday, September 22, Great Crusades, Kevin Lee. Next Saturday, September 23, Yellowhammers. 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: Friday, 10:30 PM, Diane Izzo, Tallulah. Saturday, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Sones de Mexico. Wednesday, 9 PM, Jane Baxter Miller, Susan Voelz & others. Thursday, 9:30 PM, "Honkeytonk Living Room" with Pine Barons, Juleps. Next Saturday, September 23, 9 PM, Jenny Walker, Shari Novak, Toy Delario, Ariane Lydon, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann. Next Sunday, September 24, 4-7 PM, children's show with Jon Langford, Rick "in a Woodpile" Sherry, Janet Beveridge Bean & others; 10 PM, Mr. Rudy Day, Chris Lee. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Tuesday, 9 PM, Phantom 45, Kevin Cunningham, Lauren Flax, 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, Ophur, Fly Williams. Saturday, Stockyard Kitty Band. Next Friday, September 22, Brat Pack. Next Saturday, September 23, Twelve Tone Row, Serilian. 773-929-0944.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, September 23, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 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, Black Uhuru with Sly & Robbie, Carl Brown. Saturday, 7:45 PM, Goldfinger, Dynamite Hack, Mest. Sunday, 6:45 PM, Goldfinger, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Mest. Monday, Gong, Indian's Summer. Tuesday, 6:45 PM, DRI, Lungbrush, Spare Change, 8 Buck Experiment. Wednesday, 10 PM, Down to the Bone. Thursday, 5:45 PM, Nickelback, UPO, Isle of Q. Next Saturday, September 23, Smokey Robinson, Frank Townsend. 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, Dogs Undecided. Saturday, Strain Busy Sky, Big Hello, Fat Time. Monday, 8 PM, Enrique Bunbury. Next Friday, September 22, 7 PM, benefit for the Rainbow Foundation (in memory of Dash Dunbar) with Rik Emmett, Jim Peterik, E'nuff Z'nuff, Two Fires, Kelly Keagy, Dave Uhrich, and the Little Bo Peep Show. Next Saturday, September 23, Quantum Leap. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Scott Nev & In the Pocket. Next Saturday, September 23, Arbor Ave. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Stevens Green. Saturday, O'Doyle Rules. Sunday, Dalrida. 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, Remedy, Plain Jane. Saturday, Beatle Brothers. Wednesday, Casey McDonough. Next Friday, September 22, Penthouse Boys, Vegas Night$. Next Saturday, September 23, Underwater People. 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, Cads, Arthur Lee. Sunday, Stolie. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Next Friday, September 22, Roots, Stems & Branches, Arthur Lee. Next Saturday, September 23, Pelvic Delta, Bill Denny. 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, Carlitos Rey (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Next Saturday, September 23, Orquesta Sabor. 773-528-3400.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Elephant's Best Friend. Saturday, 1350 CC. Tuesday, Almighty Rogers. Wednesday, Inside Out. Thursday, Seers Poncho (no cover). Next Friday, September 22, Ethyline. Next Saturday, September 23, Smitty Situation, Convulsions, Soul Fix, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Yello, DJ Alex, DJ Dixon. Sundays, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Jerome Sydenham, DJs Derrick Carter & Matty. Next Saturday, September 23, Myles Holloway. 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. Friday, Chicago Rose. Saturdays, Scott Holman. 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. Wednesday, MVP. Next Friday, September 22, Coin. Next Saturday, September 23, Robbie Fulks, Juleps. 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, David Gray, Five for Fighting. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Toasters, Deals Gone Bad, Hot Stove Jimmy, Logan's Loss. Sunday, 7 PM, Apoptygma Berzerk, VNV Nation. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Woolworthy, Lite FM, Electrasy, Mil Mulliganos. Wednesday, 8 PM, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie. Thursday, 9 PM, Guided by Voices, Frisbie, Weakerthans. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Lenine, Vezhliviy Otkaz, Ulele, DJ Warp. Next Saturday, September 23, 9 PM, Poster Children, Kelly 18, Rectangle. Next Sunday, September 24, 9 PM, "Chicago Hip-Hop for the Homeless" with Rubberoom, All Natural, B-Movie Fiendz, Vixitorx, La Junta, and Slaughterhouse V. 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, DJ Cliff Swank. Saturday, Midwest Microphonists, DJ Teebot, Diverse. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursday, Human Monster, Chainsaw Johnny, Velvet Hammer, DJ MK Ultraman. 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.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Stallion Luv spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 10 PM, the Slip (see Spot Check), Kapsalis Trio. Saturday, 10 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Treehouse Project. Sunday, 6 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement perform 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 22, 10 PM, Sugarman 3, Ulu. Next Saturday, September 23, 11 PM, Homunculus. 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.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Wednesday, 8 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). 312-664-1650.

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, Chaser. Next Saturday, September 23, the Blast. 815-468-6666.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, the Motor. Saturday, Royal Brown, Nothing Less, Sazerac. Sunday, 7 PM, Glen Parisian, Sara Osmer, Chris Maus. Wednesday, Wage Scales. Thursday, Mae. Next Friday, September 22, Wellston. Next Saturday, September 23, Farm Team, Pistol Whipped, Kee Wee Fist. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJs spin dub, funk, and jazz. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

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, the Blast. Saturday, Mr. Sparkle. Next Friday, September 22, Selective Recall. Next Saturday, September 23, Camouflage Guru. 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, Joe Montanaro. Wednesday, Q Blue. Next Friday, September 22, Midnight Renegades. Next Saturday, September 23, O'nit. 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, Erick & Colette. Saturday, Taylor, Walsh & Sommer. Thursdays, "Dig Dug" with residents Derrick Carter, Diz & James Curd. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Next Sunday, September 24, 9 PM, Dae. 708-423-1188.

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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. 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, 16 Horsepower (see Spot Check), Slim Cessna's Auto Club. Saturday, 7 PM, Ron Sexsmith, Peter Stuart; 10 PM, 16 Horsepower (see Spot Check), Slim Cessna's Auto Club. Monday, 9 PM, Tren Bros., Spokane, Bevel. Tuesday, 9 PM, Brandon Harvey, Art Bentley, Ethan Kaulas. Wednesday, 9 PM, Hangdogs (see Spot Check), Western Electric, J-200. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Ryan Adams, Sally Timms. Next Saturday, September 23, 10 PM, Ryan Adams. Next Sunday, September 24, 8 PM, Bill Mallonee & Vigilantes of Love, Barbara Kessler. 773-525-2508.

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

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Crash. Next Saturday, September 23, Wave. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, That 80s Band. 708-526-7174.

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

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

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Friday, 6 PM, book release party for Thax Douglas with DJ Izade, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx, Del Rey, Apocalypstick, Organic Mind Unit, Devil Bell Hippies, and Mark Shippy. Saturday, 10 PM, "16 Style" with Drowsy Birds (see Spot Check), Hyp3r/Pow3r, Slow Paw, Windbreaker, Mr. Unlucky, Subfeye Cyststem, Liberation Surrealist Duo. Next Saturday, September 23, 10 PM, Francisco Lopez. 773-227-8868.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Darrell Woodson, Michael Serafini. Saturday, Miles Maeda, Josh Werner. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Mondays, DJs Cease & Opeski. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, V. Next Friday, September 22, Sunshine & Moonbeam, Corey Black. Next Saturday, September 23, Darrel Woodson, V. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Disarray. Saturday, 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.

THE SPOT 1584 Rand, Des Plaines: Saturday, 9 PM, Groovatron. 847-298-4000.

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, Gels. 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, Pound of Flesh, Sister Child, Dago Red. Saturday, 8 PM, "Renjifest 2000" benefit for the Leukemia Research Foundation with Ali Baba & the Thieves. Next Friday, September 22, Giant, .22. Next Saturday, September 23, Butterside Down, Dan Darrah, Sono. 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: Thursday, September 21, 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. Saturday, Matt Tiegler, Guilty. Sunday, 7 PM, Jim Loftus, Jill Dawson, Mark V. Monday, Brad Norman. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with J for Jules, Lisa McClowry. Thursday, 56 Hope Road. Next Friday, September 22, Brenda Weiler, Andrew Kerr. Next Sunday, September 24, 7 PM, Jonathan Rundman, Julie Frost, Nomad Planets. 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: Saturday, 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.

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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Saturday, That 80s Band. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Flapjacks, Waystation. Saturday, Common Ground. Wednesday, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, Marty Lloyd Band. 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, Calico Cats. Saturday, open stage. Next Friday, September 22, Jarvisions Project. Next Saturday, September 23, 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, Aswah Greggorri. Sundays, Gizzae. Monday, Skapone. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. Wednesday, Carl Brown. Thursday, Gulli Banque, Michael Black. Next Friday, September 22, Oversoul, Melaku. Next Saturday, September 23, Zeleke, U & I, Dub Flex. Next Sunday, September 24, Frankie Paul. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, September 23, Grain Belt. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, We You They. Saturday, Roger & the Wraybands. Tuesday, Inasense. Wednesday, Arthur Lee & the Cats. Thursdays, Uncle John's Band. 847-432-6430.

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

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

ZAKOPANE LOUNGE 1734 W. Division: Friday, 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

CAT CATALANI, JIM FINE, LAUREN RUBY, DAVID MICHAELS, DAVE CLAYTON, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB HOLDSWORTH & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Saturday, 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. Friday, 7:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

EUGENE CHADBOURNE Banjo, guitar, and electric rake. Next Saturday, September 23, 7 and 10 PM, theater, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

MARK CHESNUTT Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

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

LOST & FOUND BLUEGRASS BAND Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

BILL MILLER World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

OLIVER MTUKUDZI & BLACK SPIRITS, BILL MILLER Free live radio broadcast as part of World Music Festival Chicago. Next Friday, September 22, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TOM PALEY & THE NEW DEAL STRING BAND Wednesday, 8 PM, private residence in Batavia. 630-761-0599 or 630-897-3655.

WILLY PORTER, JOE KERPE Sunday, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

RHUBARB Free performance. Next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RIDERS IN THE SKY Next Saturday, September 23, 5 & 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

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

SCARLET CONFESSIONS: A NEW FOLK CABARET with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Anne Hills, and Paul Amandes. Performance is part of the Rhinocerous Theater Festival (see sidebar in Theater listings). Sunday and Monday, 7 PM, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 W. Randolph. 773-327-6666 or 312-742-8467.

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

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Sunday, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS, VOLO BOGTROTTERS perform bluegrass music 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.

DAN ZAHN & CHRIS McNAMARA, SUE McCLELLAND Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Prodigals. Sunday, Finbar McCarthy. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesday, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, September 23, Steve & Jenny Moss. 847-332-1116.

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

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Banned in Memphis. Sundays, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mighty House Band. Sundays, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish sessiun. Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish sessiun. 773-583-3066.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Saturday, 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, the Ride. Tuesday, 9 PM, Gareth Woods. 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, Three Men in Kilts. Saturday, Napper Tandy. Next Friday, September 22, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Next Saturday, September 23, Dave Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Steve Young, James McCandless. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, September 23, Larry Penn. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Friday, open stage with Dan DeVries. Saturday, TR Ritchie. Thursday, open stage with John Machtemes. Next Friday, September 22, Judy Cook. Next Saturday, September 23, Dan DeVries. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Next Friday, September 22, Nancy Connelly & Friends. 773-489-5471.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thursday, September 21, 9:30 PM, "Honkeytonk Living Room" with Juleps, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops (see Critic's Choice). Next Saturday, September 23, 9 PM, Jenny Walker, Shari Novak, Toy Delario, Ariane Lydon, Jenny McCarthy Bienemann. Next Sunday, September 24, 4-7 PM, children's show with Jon Langford, Rick "in a Woodpile" Sherry, Janet Beveridge Bean & others. 773-227-4433.

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.

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

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 10 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong, Bob Crenshaw. Saturday, Laurence Nugent withPeter Gilmore, Larry Gray & Jackie Moran. Monday, Kieran O'Hare, Jim DeWan, Brendan Bulger, Brett Simons (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Kindred Spirits, Douglas Greene Trio. Next Saturday, September 23, Andi & I. 847-940-7134.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursday, September 21, open mike with Angelo. 773-276-9730.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 7 PM, Ron Sexsmith, Peter Stuart. Thursday, 8 PM, Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Mark Sheehy (see Spot Check). 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, Eric & Beth Carlson. Next Friday, September 22, Four Shillings Short. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sunday, 7 PM, Jim Loftus, Jill Dawson, Mark V. Next Saturday, September 23, John Kimler, GreenChoby. Next Sunday, September 24, 7 PM, Jonathan Rundman, Julie Frost, Nomad Planets. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, Debi Kujawa. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Lynne Mandarino. 312-266-7761.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Friday, 8 PM, 8 PM, Phil Dunavn; 9 PM, Legend, Jim Fine. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JESUS BY THE RIVER with DJ Farley "Keith," Blood Brothers, and performance poetry with the Stowaways, Nazir, and Helkath-Hazzurim. Next Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM, Lakeside Center/South Lawn, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 708-728-9258.

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

MISSISSIPPI GOSPEL EXPLOSION 2000 with the Canton Spirituals, Mississippi Mass Choir, Williams Brothers, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's, Willie Neal Johnson & the Gospel Keynotes. Next Saturday, September 23, 3 and 8 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-902-1500.

BOUBACAR "KAR KAR" TRAORE, EDDIE C. CAMPBELL & WILLIE "BIG EYES" SMITH World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, 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, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Saturday, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Next Friday, September 22, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Next Saturday, September 23, Joanna Connor. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Monday, James Wheeler Band with Zora Young. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays and next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday through Sunday, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Carlos Johnson. Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Sunday, Rockin' Johnny. Monday, "Delmark Night" with Jimmy Burns, James Wheeler, and Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee (preceded by a documentary film screening at 8 PM). Tuesday, Chico Banks. Wednesday, Big Ray. Thursday, Chicago R&B Kings. Next Friday, September 22, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. 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, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys. Next Friday, September 22, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane (no cover); 9:30 PM, W.C. Clark, Big C & the Real Deal. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. Sunday, Brother John. Monday, jam hosted by Sam Cockrell. Tuesday, Jimmy Burns. Wednesday, Dave Specter. Thursday, Phil Guy. Next Friday, September 22, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Greg "Fingers" Taylor, Elmo Bliss. Next Saturday, September 23, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Little Jimmy King, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. Next Sunday, September 24, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 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, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Monday and Thursday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM on weekends. Friday, 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 and Saturday, Toni Thomas. Thursday through next Saturday, September 23, Joe Moss. 847-520-4800.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Professor John & His Band. 312-836-7870.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 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, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Saturday, Matthew Skoller. Sundays, Li'l Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Monday, Joanna Connor. Tuesday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Wednesday, Little Slim. Thursday, Jay Stulo. Next Friday, September 22, 5 PM, Roy Hytower; 9:30 PM, benefit for the Mighty Joe Young Foundation. Next Saturday, September 23, Li'l Ed & the Blues Imperials. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thursday, September 21, 9 PM, Mick Taylor Blues Band. 708-788-2118.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Thursday, September 21, Lonnie Brooks. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Next Saturday, September 23, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Wailin' Walter & the Blues Screamers (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Next Saturday, September 23, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 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 and Saturday, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Chicago Playboys. Wednesday, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Next Friday, September 22, Joanna Connor Band. Next Saturday, September 23, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturday, Mandi Loomis & the Brick House Blues Band. Next Saturday, September 22, Debbie & the Elite 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. Saturday, Keith Scott Band. Next Friday, September 22, Eomot Rasun Band. Next Saturday, September 23, Arbor Ave. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Charlie Love & special guest (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, John Primer. 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: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Vida Blues, Bill Denny. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Friday, Calvin Harrington. Saturday, Little Howlin' Wolf & the Midnight Ramblers. Next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Next Friday, September 22, Stumblers. 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, Chicago Playboys. Next Saturday, September 23, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Tuesday, 10 PM-2 AM, Phil Barron's Boogie Trio. 312-664-1650.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Thursday, September 21, Dave Weld Blues Band. 847-328-0399.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Saturday, September 23, Billy Flynn Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

RICO'S 2620 W. North: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Smokin' Goose Blues Experience featuring Rock Bottom Blues Band with Laundromat Joe. 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, Cyrus Hayes (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, September 22, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Next Saturday, September 23, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music; no cover. Sundays, 1-4 PM, brunch with Professor John & His Band. 312-527-2722.

SIT-N-BULL 3456 N. Pulaski: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Sling Blade. 773-736-0120.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday, September 22, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, September 23, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Saturday, 8 PM, Castle Rockers. Next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Half Blind Mike & the Seeing Eye Dogs. 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

KYLE ASCHE TRIO in a free concert. Next Friday, September 22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free performance. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET with the Fourth Presbyterian Church Morning Choir. Next Sunday, September 24, 7 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts works by Stan Kenton. Saturday, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Wednesday, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. Next Friday, September 22, 7 PM, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6300.

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

NICK COLIONNE Thursday, September 21, 5:30 PM, courtyard at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

DOUGLAS EWART'S CREPUSCULE See Critic's Choice; free admission. Sunday, 5 PM, Columbia Basin, Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island. 312-427-1676.

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

HAVANA Thursday, September 21, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

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

JON IRABAGON QUARTET Free admission. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

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

JUMP & VERVE JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

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

DENISE LA GRASSA TRIO Fridays, 5-7 PM, Homewood Suites, 40 E. Grand. 312-644-2222.

DOUG LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA performs big band music 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.

JON MENGES TRIO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

SUE--OS performs at "After Hours" gallery tour and party. Thursday, September 21, 5:30-8:30 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Friday, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 1-4 PM, Linda Tate (see Critic's Choice); free admission; 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Ernie Krivda Quartet. 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, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Thursday, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, September 22, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, September 23, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Catherine Whitney Quintet. 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, Nick Colionne. Sunday and Monday, Darryl Adamson. Tuesday through next Sunday, September 24, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

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, Andy Meacham 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.

BRICK HOUSE 2649 W. Walton (rear): Music at 8 PM. Thursday, September 21, Morgan Guberman & Scott Rosenberg, Nathaniel Braddock Trio. 312-822-9370.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, September 21, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. 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, Frank Lamphere 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 22, Tony Smith Show. 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. Mondays, 8 PM-1 AM, Denise LaGrassa Duo. 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, 8 PM, Billy Stritch. Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso. Thursday through next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. 773-278-1830.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Mondays, 8 PM, Jazzy Sound Trio. 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. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Vandermark/Bauder/Payne/Vida Quartet. 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, Neo Trio. Next Saturday, September 23, Pat Brady Duo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, Ron Smith Duo. Next Friday, September 22, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, September 23, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Wednesday, 8 PM, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band. Next Sunday, September 24, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 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. Tuesday, DJs Stuart Wade & Jazz John. 312-666-1695.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Brian O'Hern Big Band. Wednesday, Marco Polo World Music. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Friday, 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: Sunday, 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: Sunday, 8 PM, International Jazz Culture (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Jeanne Lambert Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursday, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Next Friday, September 22, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Sextet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Inside/Outside Band with Jodie Christian; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Inside/Outside Band with Jodie Christian; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, September 22, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Next Saturday, September 23, Eric Hochberg Quartet. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Assif Tsahar & Hamid Drake. Wednesdays, 8 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Next Saturday, September 23, 9 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Steve Coleman & Mystic Rhythm Society, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project. 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, Steve Turre Quartet. Tuesday through next Sunday, September 24, Bunky Green 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.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Fareed Haque Quartet with Matt Geraghty, Mike Raynor, and Elizabeth Conant (no cover). Saturday, 10 PM, Hunter & the Jazz Hounds (no cover). 773-489-3490.

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 Express. Monday, jam session with Henry Johnson. Tuesday, Peter Lerner Quartet. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursday, 7 PM, Dan Cray Duo; 10 PM, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. 312-649-5874.

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

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

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Jazz Conceptions. Next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, Mueller Group. 847-358-4900.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Clarence Wheeler. 773-483-7728.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Sunday, September 24, 8 PM, Thomas Ankersmit. 773-743-3355.

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, 6 PM, Katherine Davis; 8:30 PM, Victor Parra & Mambo Express. Saturday, 4 PM-midnight, Jump & Verve Jazz Festival outdoors (see Fairs & Festivals). Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesday, Bobby Broom Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 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, Elijah Levi Trio. Saturday, Mark Fechner Jazz Experience. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, September 22, Martha Lorin Trio. Next Saturday, September 23, Michael Mason & the Exploratory Quintet. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Kelly Brand Quartet. Saturday, Sam Burckhardt Quartet. Sunday, Typhanie Monique Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursdays, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday, September 22, Marshall Vente Quartet. Next Saturday, September 23, Redd Holt Quartet. Next Sunday, September 24, Yoko Noge Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Rankinfyle. Saturday, Redd Holt Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, September 22, Typhanie Monique. Next Saturday, September 23, Alison Ruble Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Next Saturday, September 23, 3-8 PM, Mick Scott Trio performs as part of Homebrewer's Pride of Southside Oktoberfest. 773-254-7553 or 773-927-6073.

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. Friday, Tim Keenan/Bruce Mak Trio. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, 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.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. 773-271-9944.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. Thursday, 10 PM, Paul Cosino Organ Trio. 773-772-6656.

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday and Thursdays, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Next Saturday, September 23, Jared Bufe 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, Rob Denty 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, Phil Kidder Ensemble. Saturday, Tim Aubuchon Trio. 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, Ernest Dawkins Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, Douglas Ewart Ensemble (see Critic's Choice). 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. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Next Sunday, September 24, 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, Amber Dawn Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. Next Saturday, September 23, Summer Kwai Duo. 630-232-2201.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, September 21, Jazz Temple Trio. 312-943-7815.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, September 22, Nevada. 773-271-0401.

international

concerts

ANTIBALAS Free in-store performance and World Music Festival Chicago concerts. Thursday, September 21, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Next Friday, September 22, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

ENRIQUE BUNBURY Free in-store performance. Friday, 3 PM, Discolandia, 3701 W. 26th. 773-521-2800.

CHICO CESAR World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE COLEMAN & THE MYSTIC RHYTHM SOCIETY, KANENHI:IO SINGERS Free live radio broadcast as part of World Music Festival Chicago. Thursday, September 21, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STEVE COLEMAN & THE MYSTIC RHYTHM SOCIETY, AFROCUBA DE MATANZAS, VON FREEMAN World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Friday, September 22, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

DREPUNG GOMANG MONKS Free World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FREDDY C Free Caribbean music concerts. Next Saturday, September 23, 11 AM, Hegewisch branch, Chicago Public Library, 3048 E. 130th. 312-747-0046. Next Saturday, September 23, 2 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6915.

HEDNINGARNA, WIMME World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Sunday, September 24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HORIZONTES MEXICANOS performs Mexican music. Saturday and next Saturday, September 23, 2 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

LENINE Free in-store performance and World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Friday, September 22, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARIACHI JUVENIL TENOXTITLAN performs mariachi music. Saturday and next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

BILL MILLER World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OLIVER MTUKUDZI & BLACK SPIRITS, BILL MILLER Free live radio broadcast as part of World Music Festival Chicago. Next Friday, September 22, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MUSIC FROM CHINA Free World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, 57th Street Children's Book Fair, 57th & Kimbark. 312-742-1938.

MUSIC WITHOUT BOUNDARIES with Pandit Chaurasia (flute), Egberto Gismonti (piano, guitar, and clarinet), Vijay Ghate (tabla), and Anandan Sivanani (percussion). Next Saturday, September 23, 7 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features flamenco music with Montage and The Guitars of Spain; free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PLENA LIBRE Free World Music Festival Chicago concerts. Thursday, September 21, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278. Next Friday, September 22, 7:30 PM (at Chicago Summerdance; preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

PLENA LIBRE, OLIVER MTUKUDZI & BLACK SPIRITS, KANENHI:IO SINGERS, STEVE COLEMAN & THE MYSTIC RHYTHM SOCIETY World Music Festival Chicago concert. Thursday, September 21, 6 PM, Museum Campus, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

RAIZ VIVA performs Mexican music. Sunday, 1 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

REUBEN & ASH FAST HORSE Lakota music, storytelling, and dance. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

RHYTHM BROTHERS performs Afro-Caribbean music. Saturday, 1 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

COMPAY SEGUNDO See Critic's Choice. Monday, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SHIRIM World Music Festival Chicago concert at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SONES DE MEXICO Next Sunday, September 24, 2 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

NELSON SOSA BAND performs Chilean music. Saturday, noon, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

STEEL EXPRESS Next Saturday, September 23, 1 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TAMBORES DE TRICOLOR performs Afro-Caribbean music. Sunday, 3 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

OMAR FARUK TEKBILEK & HIS ENSEMBLE Free in-store performance and World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Sunday, September 24, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BOUBACAR "KAR KAR" TRAORE Free in-store performance and World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BOUBACAR "KAR KAR" TRAORE, EDDIE C. CAMPBELL & WILLIE "BIG EYES" SMITH World Music Festival Chicago concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free Andean music concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 2 PM, Mount Greenwood branch, Chicago Public Library, 11010 S. Kedzie. 312-747-2805. Next Sunday, September 24, noon, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TRIO LOS CHALANES performs criolla music. Sunday and next Saturday, September 23, noon, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TRIO LOS DUKES performs Mexican music. Sunday, 2 PM, East Mall, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

JACI VELASQUEZ, PLUS ONE Monday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, North Central College, 450 S. Brainard, Naperville. 800-965-9324.

ZLATNE USTE BALKAN BRASS BAND Free World Music Festival Chicago concerts. Next Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM (at Chicago Summerdance; preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007. Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, front plaza, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

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.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: World Music Festival Chicago concerts: Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, Antibolis, Slavis Soul Party, Funkadesi. Next Saturday, September 23, 10 PM, Lenine, Isotope 217. 773-489-3160.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, September 21, 9 PM, Oscar D'Leon. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, salsa music with Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, September 23, Belize Independence celebration with Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thursday, September 21, 9:30 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Antibalas. Next Friday, September 22, 9:30 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Boubacar Traore, Oliver Mtukudzi. Next Saturday, September 23, 9 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Steve Coleman & Mystic Rhythm Society, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project. Next Sunday, September 24, 7 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Chico Cesar. 312-362-9707.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music. Monday, 8 PM, Enrique Bunbury. 312-337-3486.

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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, violinist Elisabeth Johnson & accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino perform contemporay tango and musette. 773-489-9554.

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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Next Friday, September 22, 10 PM, World Music Festival Chicago concert with Lenine, Vezhliviy Otkaz, Ulele, DJ Warp. 773-549-0203.

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.

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

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

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

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

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Next Saturday, September 23, 10 PM, Spanish sound artist Francisco Lopez. 773-227-3617.

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

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

ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET with violist Paul Biss (Bartok, Walton, Mozart). Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

MICHELLE AREYSAGA soprano, in a free concert. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

KELLY BARR violin, with pianist Andrea Swan (Ravel, Franck, Massenet, Kreisler). Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, Illinois Math and Science Academy, 1800 Sullivan, Aurora. 630-859-3292.

CAVATINA DUO (Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Yague, Takemitsu, Ruiz-Pipo, Denisov). Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

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

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Nielsen, Schumann, Dvorak). Next Sunday, September 24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

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

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 8:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Gershwin, Lalo, Saint-Saens, Ravel). Saturday, 7 PM (with preconcert talk at 6 PM), and Tuesday, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:15 PM), Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Gershwin, Carter, Mahler). See Critic's Choice. Thursday through next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:45 PM), Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano (Thomas, Mahler). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

COLORADO STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Shostakovich, Brahms). Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with violinist Itzhak Perlman (Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Bizet). Next Saturday, September 23, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-0404.

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

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

GATEWAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE in free concerts (Beethoven, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Leon). Sunday, 9:10 and 11:40 AM, Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester. Tuesday, 11 AM, Breakey Theatre, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr. Wednesday, 11 AM, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1313 S. Michigan. Wednesday, 5 PM, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. Next Friday, September 22, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Next Saturday, September 23, 10 AM and 1:30 PM, Merit Music Program Recital Hall, Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk. 312-294-3094.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR Paul Bouman, conductor, with the Faith Lutheran Church Sanctuary Choir of Glen Ellyn in a religious service (Bach). Next Sunday, September 24, 3:45 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-366-6900.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Terrance Gray, conductor, with vocalist Michael Devine and the Heartland Voices (Bernstein, Bach, Walker, Part). Next Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-9599, ext. 10.

KURT JOHNSON violin, in a free concert. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

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

LAKE STREET CHURCH CHORUS with sopranos Carol Watkins and Dara Hobbs, tenor Roy Smtih, baritone Ron Watkins, and string quartet in a free concert (Schubert, Missa Brevis in G). Next Sunday, September 24, 10:30 AM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-864-2181.

SUSAN LEVITIN, SARAH PARMENTER WILSON, RICHARD KNAPP, WILLIAM DRESDEN, GERALD RIZZER, AND WILLIAM EPSTEIN flute, soprano, baritone, and pianos, in a free concert (D'Albert, Handel, Puccini, Liszt, Mozart). Monday, 12:15 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

CAROLYN LLOYD-FORD flute, with pianist Jon Warfel (Foss, Grieg, Baksa, and others). Next Sunday, September 17, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Next Saturday, September 23, 6 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Vladimir Galouzine, soprano Katarina Dalayman, and baritone Bo Skovhus (Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades). 312-332-2244.

EVA MENGELKOCH piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Haydn, Takemitsu, Scriabin, Brahms). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

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

CAROL OLSEN, MELINDA OLDENKAMP, TIMOTHY HASKETT, DANIEL HEIMAN, JINEEN HEIMAN, KEN HALL, DONNA FORTNEY, AND ANN GERDOM soprano, alto, tenor, recorders, vibraphone, piano, and organ, in a free concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 7:30 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859 or 847-486-9515.

ORION CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Brahms, Martinu, Turina). Sunday, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

NAOMI ROWLEY organ (Mendelssohn, Gade, Diemer, Zwart, Bedard, Wesley, Hovland, and others). Next Sunday, September 24, 4 PM, Pullman United Methodist Church, 112th and Saint Lawrence. 708-579-5433.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with cellist Ted Scropos and the Redeemer Lutheran Church Choir (Beethoven, Brahms, Popper). Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SAVOY-AIRES perform excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Next Sunday, September 24, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

VINCENT SKOWRONSKI VIOLIN AND PIANO TEAM COMPETITION PERFORMANCE Free admission. Sunday, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 847-491-9155.

SALVATORE SPINA piano, in a free recital (Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff). Sunday, 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). Sunday, 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 (Gabrieli, Corelli, Verachini, and others). Friday, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

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

JUSTIN F. WILSON AND DEVVORA PAPATHEODOROU cello and piano, in a free recital (Lucke, Faure, Bach, Debussy, Beethoven, Brahms). Sunday, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

ANNA ZAWADZKA, EUGENE SCHLABACH, AND HEATHER SHANNON flute, piano, and mezzo-soprano (Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Dobrzynski). Sunday, 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: Saturday, 2-6 PM, Pamela Bates Porch, Kenny, Keisha Venson, Karen Williams, Yvonne, Lauren Jackson & Janice Jackson & others. 312-362-6439.

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

BERGHOFF OKTOBERFEST Adams and Dearborn: Friday, 11:45 AM, Johnny Wagner; 5 PM, R-Gang. Saturday, 11:45 AM, Austrian Trio Grande; 3:30 PM, Johnny Wagner; 6 PM, Mr. Blotto. 312-427-3170.

BRIDGEPORT UNITY FESTIVAL 32nd St. between Green and Lituanica: Next Saturday, September 23, 11:30 AM-6 PM, Armour School Pop Group & others. 312-326-2282.

DOWNTOWN OAK PARK OKTOBERFEST North Blvd. and Marion, Oak Park: Next Friday, September 22, 5 PM, Cravin's; 8:30 PM, Ides of March. Next Saturday, September 23, noon, Pretzel Benders; 2 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues; 4 PM, Bongolicious Jazztet; 6 PM, Bumble Bee Bob & the Stingers; 8:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Next Sunday, September 24, noon, Summer Jazz; 2 PM, Beki Hemingway; 4 PM, Supreme Quartet with Adi Mac; 6:30 PM, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. 708-383-4145.

ELMHURST OKTOBERFEST 2000 on the grounds of Elmhurst City Centre, York and Schiller, Elmhurst: Saturday, 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.

ESCHIKAGOU POWWOW Midway Plaisance, University of Chicago, 59th and Dorchester: Next Saturday, September 23, 10 AM-8 PM (reggae ensemble Native Roots performs at 6 PM), and next Sunday, September 24, 10 AM-6 PM, free Gathering of Nations event features American Indian musicians, dancers, artisans, and culinary offerings. 312-742-1938 or 888-974-5004.

SIXTH ANNUAL HARVEST POW WOW on the grounds of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 10731 W. La Porte, Mokena: Saturday, 11 AM-10 PM, and Sunday, 11:30 AM-5 PM, Native American festival features traditional music and dance performances. 630-961-9323.

JUMP & VERVE JAZZ FESTIVAL outside Pete Miller's Steakhouse, 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Saturday, 4 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; 6 PM, Dr. Lonnie Smith & Ronnie Cuber (see Critic's Choice) with Bobby Broom & Dana Hall; 8 PM, Edgar Winter; 10 PM, Dr. John. 847-289-4252.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC presents 12 hours of continuous performances on several stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Saturday, 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.

McCORMICK & SCHMICK'S CLAMBAKE FESTIVAL Chestnut between Wabash and Rush, and Wabash between Pearson and Delaware: Friday, 6 PM, G.B. Leighton; 8 PM, Bernard Allison. Saturday, 1:30 PM, BBI; 3:30 PM, Bon Ton Zydeco; 5:30 PM, Roots Rock Society; 7:30 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. 312-397-9500.

SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP 2000 Warren Park, 6601 N. Western: Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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 ROMANIA Ashland and Barry: Friday, 5 PM, Transylvania Orchestra; 6 PM, Viorica Barbu Iurascu; 7 PM, Mariana Anghel; 9 PM, Gheorghe Gheorghiu. Saturday, 1 PM, Viorica Barbu Iurascu; 2 PM, Mariana Anghel; 4 PM, Gheroghe Gheorghiu; 8 PM, Irina Loghin. Sunday, 11 AM, Mariana Anghel; noon, Viorica Barbu Iurascu; 3 PM, Gheorghe Gheorghiu; 7 PM, Irina Loghin. 773-929-8640.

miscellaneous

AVE SINGERS Program includes readings by Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau; free admission. Next Sunday, September 24, 1:30 and 3 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

DOUGLAS EWART'S CREPUSCULE See Critic's Choice; free admission. Sunday, 5 PM, Columbia Basin, Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island. 312-427-1676.

DANIEL GIL Jewish song, storytelling, and meditation in preparation for the High Holidays; instruments welcome. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Congregation Makom Shalom, 637 S. Dearborn. 312-913-9030.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Next Sunday, September 24, 4-7 PM, children's show with Jon Langford, Rick "in a Woodpile" Sherry, Janet Beveridge Bean & others. 773-227-4433.

JOHN LITHGOW with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a family concert. Next Saturday, September 23, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

MARKUS POPP Free demonstration of Skotodesk, the computer-generated, interactive sound sculpture. See Post No Bills. Friday, 5:30 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-1584.

REUBEN & ASH FAST HORSE Lakota music, storytelling, and dance. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, quad, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

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

SONGS FOR WIGGLEWORMS Children's concert. Next Sunday, September 24, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Children's Center, 909 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

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