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BACON BROTHERS, CINDY ALEXANDER Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BELUSHI & THE SACRED HEARTS Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session for poets and musicians. Tue 2/13, 8 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Mon 2/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JIM BRICKMAN Piano concert. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

JONATHA BROOKE Free in-store performance. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MAGGIE BROWN performs "Legacy: Our Wealth of Music" program of African-American music. Sat 2/10, 1 PM, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes, Evanston. 847-448-8260.

BUCKET KIDS, MAC JORDAN, BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE, HOODOO HOEDOWN perform as part of "Voices of a New Black Millennium" music and poetry concert hosted by Marvin Tate. Free admission. Sat 2/17, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KAREN BURRIS Free concert. Wed 2/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CATTIVO, SONS OF THE SUN, DEL REY, K-RAD, UNISPHERE Sat 2/10, 9 PM, The Lab, 329 N. Bell. 312-829-0022.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 20th annual awards ceremony with performances by Faze 4, Casper, La Juanta X-Man, Kwiet Storm, Gypsi Fari, Susie Dobbs, Devon Brown, Patty Jo Timmons, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points, and others. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

CHILDREN OF EDEN Musical theater production with lyrics and music by Stephen Schwartz. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Thu 2/15 through Sat 2/17, 8 PM, and Sun 2/18, 2 PM, Ethel M. Barber Theater, Northwestern University, 1979 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-7282.

JIM COLE & TED PARRISH Free in-store performance. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DOUGH! Free in-store performance. Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

DOXOLOGY Paul Carter Harrison and Wendell Logan's musical directed by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, with Bonita Hyman, Elizabeth Norman, and the Center of Black Music Research's New Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, and Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

FACE TO FACE, SNAPCASE, H2O, EXPLOSION Sat 2/17, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

FUNKADESI Sat 2/10, 3 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

COLE GUERRA Free in-store performance. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

HANDSOME FAMILY performs at a 16-millimeter film screening entitled "Love American Style." Sat 2/10, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

NANCY HAYS & RIGHTEOUS SWING Ballroom and swing dance concert. Wed 2/14, 7:30 PM, Rainbo Roller Rink, 4836 N. Clark. 312-409-1996.

DAVID HERNANDEZ & STREET SOUNDS Free concert. Thu 2/15, 7 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-7056.

HOLLY HAS A FARM Free performance. Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

ERIC JOHNSON & ALIEN LOVE CHILD, DEREK TRUCKS BAND All-ages show. Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MADDY'S MIXERS Social dance with swing, disco, and Latin music. Sat 2/10, 10 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM), Goldie's Dance Studio, post no. 791, 1435 Pfingsten, Northbrook. 847-733-8481.

MICHAEL McASSEY Free performance. Sat 2/10, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BRAD NORMAN, ROCKY GALATI Benefit for Corn Productions theater company. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 312-409-6435.

DAVE PAVKOVIC & GRIFFIN RODRIGUEZ perform an onstage sound track during Lookingglass Theatre's production of Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Sundays, 3 PM, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn. 773-477-8088.

SUZANNE PETRI TRIO Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Cuneo Museum and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills. 847-362-3042.

PYRAMIDS OF PENIS Bijou Boys Cabaret performances themed on the "sexual dynasties of Egypt." Fridays and Saturdays, midnight, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

SACAL MUSIC COMPANY Sat 2/10, 8 PM-2 AM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

CATHY SCHENKELBERG Sun 2/18, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

STOLIE Free in-store performance. Sat 2/17, 3:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MARVIN TATE & D-SETTLEMENT Free performances. Fri 2/9, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Thu 2/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

MARK TOWNSEND, CRUMAR PACO PATTERSON & JIMMY TILLMAN perform the music of Nat King Cole. Saturdays, 3 PM, and Sundays, 7:30 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-528-2428.

WAY OF THE DRAGON Shade Free DJ music event with Robert Armani, Delta 9, Acidman, 3D, Jes One, Chyna Queen of the Jungle, Abducted, Jason Mendelke, Deadly Sin, Nicholas Michaels, Dysfunktion, Lame Brane, Mood Swing & others. Sat 2/17, location to be announced. 312-458-9144 or 773-207-2782.

X-SPACE Free in-store performance. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 2/10, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Dolly Varden. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Cornmeal. Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Sour, Clip, Soulfix, Slave Ship. Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Antje, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins, Mark Sheehy. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 847-397-3100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-942-9999.

ARENA SPORTS BAR 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Thu 2/15, 8:30 PM, Texas Flood. 630-832-3742.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 9 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Laura B. Saturdays, DJs Jimmie Page & Jeff Moyer. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

AVALANCHE II 3 S 071 Rte. 59, Warrenville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/10, Selective Recall. Sat 2/17, Blind Roosevelts. 630-393-3141.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/9, Spies Who Surf, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Go-Go Devils. Sat 2/10, Flammable Dress, Blue Lit Souls, Subrosa. Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Brian Mendes. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Thu 2/15, 2 Lbs., Growth Ltd. Fri 2/16, Last Drag, Bondo, Trading Brains. Sat 2/17, Van Go, Post Office, Wes Hollywood Show. 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. Tue 2/13, 9 PM, Apartment. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steve Melvage spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Saturdays, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Flesh Pilgrims, Walking Man, Crestfallen. Sat 2/10, Subrosa, Pistol Whipped, Deans, Brother Lowdown. Thu 2/15, Half Mad Poet, Shelley Miller. Fri 2/16, T-Bag & Richie. Sat 2/17, Rapture of Noon, Kleinfelter, Boxer, Soul Vasq. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 2/14, Phantom 45. Sat 2/17, DJ Garth. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, DJ Free Associate. Thursdays, DJ Joe Schmoe. 773-384-0701.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Guitar Dave. Sat 2/17, Tumbleweed. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/9, Fuzzbusters. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Sat 2/10, the Johnny L Show. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 2/16, Our Little Secret, Triangle Green. Sat 2/17, Tractor Boy. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 2/10, Steve Edwards Band. Wed 2/14, Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUDDIES' 3301 N. Clark: Restaurant and bar. Fri 2/16, 10:30 PM, Valerie James. 773-477-4066.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa Con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, salsa music and dancing. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Captain Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Andre Hatchett & others. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Nikki Woods. 312-202-0502.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 2/9, 6:30 PM, Post Office. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic open jam with Michael Charles (no cover). 773-743-5737.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9, Spoonfed. Sat 2/10, Tongue Bath. Fri 2/16, Further Notice. Sat 2/17, Rick Saucedo. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Ronnie. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Sat 2/10, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/9, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 2/10, Eric Howell. Fri 2/16, Dan Formica. Sat 2/17, Twang Bang. 847-256-8870.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM on two floors. Fridays, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and soul. Saturdays, DJs Chris Gin, Shamanlove & Richard Foster. Wednesdays, "Simple Pleasures" with Insane Audio Projects DJs Justin Long, DMS, 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.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Sun 2/18, 9 PM-4 AM, La Querida de Cortez, La Juala, La Kausa, DJs Matador, Prieto, Fantasma, Sombra & Dracula. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, hip-hop open mike hosted by Spank Buddha. Wednesdays, midnight-4 AM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Copperminds. Sat 2/10, Golden Egg, Mike & Dave. Fri 2/16, Urban Rhythm. Sat 2/17, Tippler Contingent. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and

Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/9 through Mon 2/12, Creole Zydeco Farmers. Tue 2/13 through Sun 2/18, Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners. 847-520-4800.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/10, Deja Vu. Sat 2/17, Mystery Train. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Dave Cannalte, Chris Gin, Hiroki. Wed 2/14, Chris Gin, Mystic Bill, Pat Parsons. Fri 2/16, David Waxman, Chris Gin, Hiroki. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Rebecca's Statue, Cornmeal. Sun 2/11, 5 PM, Secret Agent Bill, Rise Against, God's Reflex, Backdrop, John Brown Battery (all-ages show). Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 2/16, Domestic Problems, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 2/17, 10:30 PM, Freshwater Collins, Mag Scrambler. Sun 2/18, 5 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Gaza Strippers, Amazing Crowns, Boris the Sprinkler, the Bomb (all-ages show). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 2/9, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 2/10, Generations. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ spins 60s and 70s dance music. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 2/16, Underwater People. 847-541-4700.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 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: Fridays, 8 PM, Michael Whelan. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Joanne Schmoll. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kat Taylor. Thursdays, 8 PM, Elaine Dame. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe, Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, George Howe, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, 9 PM, Mark Burnell. Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Gwen Pippen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. 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. Sun 2/11, DJ Lexi. Mon 2/12, DJs Larry & Joe H. spin punk. Tue 2/13, DJ Mike Cook. Thu 2/15, DJ Tony. Sun 2/18, DJ Alex. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Four Man Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/9, 10 PM, Dispatch, Giant Step, Serum. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, J Mascis & the Fog, Elf Power, Teenbeaters. Mon 2/12, 9 PM, Peralta, Secretariat, Stereo Sedative. Tue 2/13, 9 PM, Stereophonics, Vibrolush (sold out). Wed 2/14, 9:30 PM, Cuda, Drunken Master 3, Swampass. Thu 2/15, 9:30 PM, Plan 9, Wreckin' Ball, the Deans. Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Luna, Butterfly Child. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Luna, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror (sold out). 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 2/10, Crash. Sat 2/17, Stevie Starlite. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Justin & Tony. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Kid Craig & Tony. Sun 2/18, "Black Bra" lesbian dance party with CC Carter, Valerie James, and others. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 2/9, Maggie Speaks. Sat 2/10, Sofa Kings. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/16, Trippin' Billies. Sat 2/17, Johnny Star & the Meteors. 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 Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 2/9, Harmony Riley, Remedy. Sat 2/10, Umphrey's McGee. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 2/16, Jostelen Weed, Naughty Boy Jack. Sat 2/17, Liquid Soul. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/9, 10 PM, Johnny Socko, A.K.A. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Stray Toasters, Carbon, Suite Oblivion. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Tue 2/13, 11 PM, Sonnets, Mr. Brown Shoes, Treeline. Wed 2/14, 9:15 PM, Omega, Hot Tub Bob. Thu 2/15, 9:30 PM, Andrew Zorc, Snowbank 7. Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Bob's Yer Uncle, Greedy Gretchen, Telstar. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Bumpus, Funktelligence, Gayle Ritt. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9, Big Deal. Sat 2/10, Chuckleheads. Fri 2/16, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 2/17, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Bright Eyes, Son Ambulance, Nymb. Sat 2/10, Lonesome Organist, Octant. Sun 2/11 and Mon 2/12, 9 PM, Guided by Voices, Strokes (sold out). Thu 2/15, Fast Collapse, French Kicks (see Spot Check), Privileged. Fri 2/16, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Sixto, Hero of a Hundred Fights. Sat 2/17, Shipping News, Viza-Noir, Tekulvi. Sun 2/18, Promise Ring, Centromatic. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin with DJ Cache 22. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 2/9, pianist Abi Demirgian. Sat 2/10, Breakin' Strings. 847-718-9272.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-4 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Wed 2/14, 9 PM, Morgan perform at a Valentine's night pajama party. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mt. Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/9, Selective Recall. Sat 2/10, Seven Deez. Wed 2/14, Rendevous. Thu 2/15, Four Man Band. Fri 2/16, Standing Room Only. Sat 2/17, Four Story. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays in Club Mamalu at 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s (no cover). Tuesdays, Mike Heaton. Wednesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Acoustic Aspirations. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx, Apocalypstick, Descendro Allegro, DJ Chi-B. Sat 2/10, 7 PM, Weakerthans, Honor System, Cadillac Blindside. Sun 2/11, 6 PM, American Dream, Dead Steel Mill, Cancer Merchants, Indignants, Rocks Pennycar. Tue 2/13, 7 PM, Geezers, Pinheads. Thu 2/15, 6 PM, Open Hand, Dick for Short, Backup. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Shipping News, Sidekick Kato, Elizabeth Elmore & friends (John Henry memorial show). Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Missing Tooth, Xbxrx, V.D. Sun 2/18, 6 PM, Black Left Pinky, Introvision. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/9, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Nick Willett, Wabash Jug Band. Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Rico. Thu 2/15, 7:30 PM, benefit for Oak Park/River Forest Marching Band with the Replays, Stuck in the 50's. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Saps. 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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 2/14, 9:30 PM, Gidgets Ga Ga (no cover). 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Voodoo Pilot. Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Epicycle, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. Sat 2/17, Wingnuts, Brother Lowdown. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Wed 2/14 through Fri 2/16, 9 PM, and Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Wed 2/14 through Fri 2/16, 9:30 PM, Sat 2/17, 10 PM, and Sun 2/18, 9:30 PM, Matt Yee. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM; no cover. Tue 2/13, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/10, Deloreans. Sat 2/17, Selective Recall. 847-981-1670.

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

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM, acoustic jam session. 773-296-9700.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/9, 9:30 PM, Rico. 773-395-0066.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/9, Rolls, Quiet Kid. Sat 2/10, Soulfix, Life in General. Thu 2/15, Naked & Shameless, Igor Rodriguez. Fri 2/16, Big Hello, Lovelies. Sat 2/17, Million Yen, Poonsapaya. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJ Winter Wolski spins nightly until 4 AM. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: All-ages shows; no cover. Fri 2/9, 11 PM, Sleeping at Last, Escape From Earth. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Thu 2/15, 9:30 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, Peking Turtle. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. 312-527-5600.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/9, 9:30 PM, Kim, John Greenfield's Rock Band. Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Fallen Angels, John Kimler. Mon 2/12, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 2/15, 9:30 PM, Rebecca Gates, Pronto. Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Bobby Conn, Competitorr, Happy Supply. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no cover). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Michael T. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Kolbe, Bamboo Grove. Sat 2/10, Lightning & Thunder. Fri 2/16, Core. Sat 2/17, Flapjacks. 773-929-0944.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Robert Walter's 20th Congress. Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Linkin Park, Taproot, Alien Ant Farm (sold out). Tue 2/13, 9 PM, Enanitos Verdes, Orishas, Juanes. Thu 2/15, Five Pointe-0, Ill Root, Ballistic, Mr. Pill. Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, Bacon Brothers, Cindy Alexander. Sat 2/17, Buckwheat Zydeco. Sun 2/18, Cameo, DJ Diego, Ramonski Love. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays through Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Quantum Leep. Sat 2/10, Swinging Lovehammers. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards (in the front room). Fri 2/16, Arra. Sat 2/17, Underwater People. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Lootheads. Sat 2/10, Anne Harris. 773-248-3600.

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

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Mondays, DJs Matthew & Greg spin Britpop. Wednesdays, Nash Kato. Thursdays, Surly DJ. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, "Evolution" with DJ Chris Bacchus. Thursdays, DJ Lucky spins hip-hop, funk, trip-hop, and old school. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Martin "Boogie Man" Luna. Saturdays, DJ Speed. Thursdays, "Espionage" with DJs Tim Bogosian, Jimmie Page, Chris Thomasone, Johnny Chaos, and DJ Kidd. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Cousin Eddie, Dave Tampkin. Sat 2/10, Underwater People. Fri 2/16, Opie Gone Bad, Zambow. Sat 2/17, Hoochie Suit, Mini Ruebens. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post (no cover). 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, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Brian Borden & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJs Nikolas & Joe B. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9, Sons of Soul. Thursdays, Cedarcase. 773-525-2422.

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.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: DJs spin club music Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2417 N. Western: No cover. Fridays, 7:30 PM, acoustic jam and poetry open mike hosted by Moses. 773-292-2992.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, 9:30 PM, Leroy Fix, Omegamen, Steepwater Band. Sat 2/10, Milkplow, Gowhead. Tue 2/13, 9 PM, After Grace, Almighty Rogers. Thu 2/15, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 2/16, Pete Special Band. Sat 2/17, Wild Ones, Roger & the Wraybans. Sun 2/18, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJs Mark Grant & Jevon Jackson with percussionist Louis Roman. Sat 2/10, Chris Todd, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, 7 PM, "Wam Bam Poetry Slam" with music by DJ Yellowfist; 10 PM, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Sat 2/17, Frique, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Scott Holman/Nadine Baxter. Saturdays, Chicago Rose/Nadine Baxter. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM on Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, Stan Karcz/Dave Johnson/Peter Miletic. Sundays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays. Fridays, Nadine Baxter/Scott Holman. Saturdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. Fridays, and Sundays through Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, DJs Jim Lewis & Tom McBride. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

MARRIOTT HOTEL 540 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 5 and 10 PM, Sundays through Tuesdays, 5 and 9:15 PM, and Thursdays, 9:15 PM, pianist George Goetschel. 312-836-0100.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, the Good, Torben Floor. Sat 2/10, Fat Time, John Brown's Body. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 2/15, 9:30 PM, All Fours, Pearly Sweets, Platonics, Waterworks. Fri 2/16, Old #8, Devil in a Woodpile, Chris Ligon. Sat 2/17, Almighty Senators, East Village Project. 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; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 2/10 and Wed 2/14, Loose Screws. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Wed 2/14, Blind Roosevelts. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Low (see Spot Check), Pedro the Lion, Califone. Sat 2/10, 9 PM, High Grass Dogs, Last Vegas, Pedal Steel Transmission, Kedvales. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Atmosphere, El-P (see Critic's Choice), Cannibal Ox (see Critic's Choice), Mr. Lif (see Critic's Choice), Mastermindz, Aesop Rock, DJs Stizo & PNS. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 2/15, 6:30 PM, Blue Meanies, Flogging Molly, River City High, Last Man Out. Fri 2/16, 6:30 PM, Starball, SugarfriedsuperO's, Kameron Fry, Omin. Sat 2/17, 6:30 PM, the Elvi, Vacation Bible School, Shifter, Mkshft. Sun 2/18, 6:30 PM, Flathead Fillups, Urt, Escape From Earth, Paul Draws Blank. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9, Lickity Split. Fri 2/16, Empty Can. 630-820-7447.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. 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. Sundays, "Dekadenz" DJs spin goth, industrial, and metal. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Thursdays, DJs spin punk. 773-764-6401.

NANA'S CAFE 7 W. Kinzie: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 312-527-0300.

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: Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Mascots, Urbis Rhombus. Sat 2/10, 9:30 PM, Twine. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Trish Alexander. Sat 2/10, Summer Chance, Ripley Caine, Antje. Sat 2/17, Minna Bromberg. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Curt Caris & DVS. Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs Curt Caris & Chris Thomasone. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 2/9, 10 PM, Tarts, Lovelies, Julius Caesar. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Ghettobillies, Almighty Rogers; DJs Ron & RB spin late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Mil Mulliganos, Israel. Sat 2/17, midnight, Homunculus; DJ Stallion Luv spins late. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 2/10, Animation (Rush tribute band). Fri 2/16, Crash. Sat 2/17, Drop. 708-756-0600.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 2/17, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. DJs spin Thursdays and Fridays. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Thu 2/15, Scarlet Life (no cover). 815-758-2715.

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

PAPARAZZI 826 W. Blackhawk: No cover. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Dave Britton. 312-335-0081.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. In Yow Bar: Fridays, DJ Mood. Saturdays, Joe Phillips. Wed 2/14, Jason Christopher, Derrick Carter, Diz. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Oscar McMillan. Wednesdays, Maurice Joshua, Mike Dunn, E. Smoove, Xavier, Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. 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: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/9, Rebecca Francesccatti, Cantina. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tue 2/13, benefit for the Burlesque Boutique with Guilty Cock, Kelly 18, Bible of the Devil, and Pillowmint. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, IRON, PasQuale, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Western Grand, Athletic (no cover). Sat 2/17, Great Plains Gypsies (no cover). 312-243-1246.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 2/15, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2390.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Mondays, open turntables. 312-409-7777.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music 8:30 PM-2:30 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and 8 PM-4 AM 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.

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.

RIVER SHANNON 425 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Louis & Scharpf. 312-944-5087.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays; live bands on Wednesdays. 312-440-0535.

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

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, Sam Post. 312-932-1750.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/9, 10:30 PM, Bottletones (see Spot Check), Pedal Steel Transmission. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Monte Montgomery, Javier Mendoza, J-200. Sun 2/11, 4 PM, "Kiddietine's Day" show for children with Sons of the Never Wrong, David Singer & the Sweetarts, Tim Rutili with Uncle Benny & Brian. Mon 2/12, 8 PM, Amy Correia (see Spot Check), Morris Miners, Cole Guerra. Tue 2/13, 9 PM, Of Montreal, Elekibass, Paper Airplane Pilots (see Spot Check). Wed 2/14, 9 PM, 16 Horsepower, Great Crusades. Thu 2/15, 9 PM, 16 Horsepower, Diane Izzo. Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Sarah Harmer, Steph Turner Overdrive. Sat 2/17, 7 PM, Glen Phillips, John Mayer (sold out); 10 PM, Alvin Youngblood Hart Band. Sun 2/18, 4 and 7 PM, Glen Phillips, John Mayer (sold out). 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Only Sons. Sat 2/10, Mr. Sparkle. Sat 2/17, Liquid Courage. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Wiz Kid. Sat 2/10, Wally's Garage. Sat 2/17, Libido Funk Circus. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM, 9 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Mondays, DJ Madrid. Tuesdays, Dave Britton. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Thursdays, DJs Dave Britton & Bjak. 773-278-7797.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul programs. Mondays, DJs spin salsa. Tuesdays, industry night. Wednesdays, DJs spin down-tempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/9, DJ Colette, Rees Urban. Sat 2/10, DJ Heather & J-Dub, Scott Allyn. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Fri 2/16, Darrell Woodson, Michael Serafini. Sat 2/17, Synergy, Brett Haynes. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Kiss Alive, Among the Living (Anthrax tribute band). Sat 2/10, Seventh Omen, Rypt, Mindset Zero, Dark Ritual. Fri 2/16, Infamous, Disarray, Stage Seven, Waste. Sat 2/17, 5 and 10 PM, benefit for Rich Lipscomb with Anal Blast, Waco Jesus, Reprobation. 773-889-0601.

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Billy Seagrave & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Stillwell, Low Birth Weight, Audiobiography. Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Evergreen Terrace, 57 Theory, Boys Like to Scare You. Sun 2/11, 4 PM, Fly Honeys, 70s, Lance & the Bo Boys. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 2/15, 7 PM, Lance Ayres, Mike

Malaro, Arthur Massaro, Paul Lynch. Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, Conways, Benjamins, Jettison. Fri 2/17, Kilswitch, Staid of Mind, Fault Line, Without a Prayer. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Cancer Merchants, Audiobiography, Unclaimed Baggage. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, "Europa" with DJ Tony. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 2/9, Fly Williams, Shaista Bosch. Sat 2/10, Rec Center hosts an MC competition. Wed 2/14, DJs Marco Katic & Josh Werner. Thu 2/15, Prime, Wayne Live, Mr. Shane, Vakill. Fri 2/16, benefit for the American Heart Association with Bamboo Grove, Rebecca's Statue. Sat 2/17, Men Not Gods, Sister Child, Slaveship. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM. Mondays, open mike with Jennifer Peterson. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. Wednesdays, Lf8tr. 773-278-6600.

TALES 702 N. River Rd., Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/10, Love in a Box. Thu 2/15, Evil Side of Math. 847-298-7487.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Scratch & Sniff. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit & J-Biz. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Slacks. 773-227-4906.

TK'S 5115 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 10 PM, Ronnie Revenge & Vengeance. 773-728-8084.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 2/9, the Mad Thinker. Sat 2/10, DJs John Curley, Jernell Geronimo & Marc Buxton. 312-491-9729.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 2/9, Al Rose, Eddy Burke. Sat 2/10, Pearly Sweets, Kristin Ronne. Mon 2/12, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Marlon. Wed 2/14, 6:30 PM, Todd Garland performs at the annual Valentine's Day dinner. Thu 2/15, Lisa Harvey. Fri 2/16, Ivan Klipstein. Sat 2/17, Mary Janes, Joe Armstrong. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Milkbaby, Plane. Sundays, "No More Bad Promoters" DJs spin. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8-10 PM, Dan Roughan; 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/10, Rock Bottom. 773-755-9870.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Thrillhouse Collective. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. 773-871-7799.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Wed 2/14, 9 PM, Afrodisiacs. 773-728-3114.

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: Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Soul Casa" with DJs Paul Johnson, Glenn Underground, Vic Lavendar; in the VIP Room, DJs Subzero, Phonic Bombers, Delphi, Justin Reed. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9, Loose Screws. Sat 2/10, JP & the Cats. Fri 2/16, Urban Underground. Sat 2/17, Michael Heaton Band. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Gertrude, Calico Cats. Sat 2/10, Satya Graha, Boatbuilders. Wed 2/14, Pat McCurdy. Thu 2/15, Noveto Trio. Fri 2/16, Marty Lloyd Band. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, Mediterraneo DJs spin music from the Middle East and Europe (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo and percussionist Miro. 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. Fri 2/9, Flex Crew. Sat 2/10, Kwame, Gizzae. Sun 2/11, Sugar Minott. Mondays, Ad Agency Jam Session followed by DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 2/14, Carl Brown. Thu 2/15, Deals Gone Bad, Zvook. Fri 2/16, S.W.A.M.P. Sat 2/17, Carl Brown, Melaku. Sun 2/18, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 7:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (2/15 with Ripley Caine & Noam Gaster). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9, Brett Cain Band. Sat 2/10, Cryin' Souls. Wed 2/14, Opie Gone Bad. Thu 2/15, Cornmeal. Fri 2/16, Main Street Breakdown. Sat 2/17, Pon. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Live music on Thursdays after 9 PM. 773-549-4949.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant with music nightly after 8 PM. 312-280-1700.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Lady D & Sativa. Saturdays, DJ Sean Kozak spins house, DJ Jason Christopher & percussionist Miro (downstairs). Sundays, hip-hop and soul with DJs and live guest appearances. Thursdays, Third Degree DJs. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

COMMON TATERS, PHIL COOPER, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY, HOME BREW, JIM SIMONIS, ART LANG & CATHY CIOLAC, STEVE & JENNY MOSS, BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

HOME COOKIN' Free in-store performance. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KINGSTON TRIO Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

JO DEE MESSINA, RASCAL FLATTS Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

NICKEL CREEK Free in-store performance; see Spot Check. Fri 2/9, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

O'HARA, LAFFEY & FURLONG, NOWAKOWSKIS Sun 2/18, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

GARNET ROGERS, CONNIE KALDOR See Critic's Choice. Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SLIGO CREEK WITH PETER MARTIN perform at a barn dance. Sun 2/11, 6:30 PM, Village Barn, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2061, 630-840-2971, or 630-897-3655.

MICHAEL SMITH, ANNE HILLS Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

BILL STAINES Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Paddy Reilly, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Cornmeal. Thu 2/15, 9 PM, Salthill Mines. 773-478-4408.

BLACKHAWK LODGE 41 E. Superior: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, bluegrass music with the Bashful Brothers during brunch. 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 after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/10, Wabash Jug Band. Sun 2/11, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. Sat 2/17, Deanna Varagona. Sun 2/18, 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, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 2/14, DJs Jayson & Keith spin country music. 773-472-2771.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Sundays, 8 PM, North & South. 773-763-0095.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Jeff Ward. Sat 2/10, Fast Eddie. Fri 2/16, Dooley Brothers. Sat 2/17, Dal Riada. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 2/13, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti with the Monologue Ponies. Wed 2/14, 8:30 PM, Dina Joy Byrd, Megan Fox, Phylis Renee Marconi, and Jonathan Johnson. 708-788-2118.

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

GALWAY BAY PUB 500 W. Diversey: Thursdays, 9 PM-midnight, Irish session hosted by the Galway Ramblers. 773-348-3750.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Fallen Angels, John Kimler. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, children's show with Kelly Hogan, Lucky Break, and the 5 Spot Quintet. 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM-midnight, live Irish music. 773-935-6669.

JACK DESMOND'S IRISH PUB 10339 S. Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge: Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-857-7910.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 2/13, 8:30 PM, Gaelic Storm. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 2/17, Gavin Coyle. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/10, Joey Edwin. Sat 2/17, Lootheads. 630-513-6300.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Trish Alexander. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day with Jim McCandless, Judy McCarris & Dale Petersohn. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thu 2/15, Andy Levin & Windy City Tom. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day with Bob Long & Tim Menard. 773-743-3355.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Wed 2/14, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Hardley Parton & G-Spot Willie Jones. 312-243-1246.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Nickel Creek (see Spot Check). Sun 2/11, 4 PM, "Kiddietine's Day" show for children with Sons of the Never Wrong, David Singer & the Sweetarts, Tim Rutili with Uncle Benny & Brian; 8 PM, Vance Gilbert, Mark Sheehy. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Darden Smith. 773-525-2508.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Thu 2/15, Whitey O'Day. 708-526-7174.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 2-5:30 PM, traditional Irish music with John Williams. 847-869-0450.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 2/9, Live Bait. Fri 2/16, Dan Zahn & Chris McNamara. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Thu 2/15, Lisa Harvey. Fri 2/16, Ivan Klipstein. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK Preceded by a tour of "Chicago Blues Legacy," a collection of blues photographs, posters, and memorabilia from the pianist's private collection. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JIM BELUSHI & THE SACRED HEARTS Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

ERIC BIBB, JOSH WHITE JR. Sun 2/18, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHORDS OF GOLD "Songs of Jubilee" gospel concert. Sun 2/18, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

EDDY CLEARWATER Free "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Fri 2/16, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

ELECTRIC BLUES GROUP in a free performance. Thu 2/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

OAK PARK/RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL GOSPEL CHOIR Free in-store concert. Sat 2/17, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performances. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DOROTHY ROBERSON Gospel concert. Wed 2/14, 12:15 PM, Chicago Illini Union, University of Illinois at Chicago, 828 S. Wolcott. 312-413-5070.

GARNET ROGERS, CONNIE KALDOR See Critic's Choice. Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of

Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Free admission. Thu 2/15, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAVIS STAPLES Tribute to Mahalia Jackson with the Saint Sabina Levites. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

TONY TIDWELL & RIGHTEOUS LIVING MINISTRIES WITH JONATHAN FLUKER Free gospel concert. Sat 2/17, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3343 or 630-617-6100.

WAILIN' WALTER & THE BLUES SCREAMERS Free concert. Fri 2/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOSH WHITE JR. Free in-store performance. Sat 2/17, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

WOOTEN ENSEMBLE Sat 2/10, 1:30 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Wed 2/14, 8 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 773-305-0002.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 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. 773-734-0491.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 2/15, 11 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/13, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 2/14, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/13, Charlie Love Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, James Wheeler Band with Zora Young. 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. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Carlos Johnson. Sun 2/11, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 2/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/13, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Wed 2/14, Pistol Pete. Thu 2/15, J.W. Williams. Fri 2/16, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. 773-528-1012.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, the Godfather & His Blues Band. 773-583-3000.

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane; 9:30 PM, Johnnie Johnson, Matthew Skoller. Sat 2/10, 6:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 10 PM, Carl Weathersby, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sun 2/11, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Mon 2/12, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 2/13, Charles Walker & Johnny Jones. Wed 2/14, John Primer. Thu 2/15, Skeeter Brandon. Fri 2/16, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Eddy Clearwater, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Sat 2/17, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks, Zitto. Sun 2/18, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. 312-427-0333.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Sat 2/10, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 2/16, Sam Cockrell & Nighttime Lover. 847-541-2500.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. 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 9:30 PM. 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. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Chick Rodgers. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 2/9, Big John Dickerson. Sat 2/10, Tab Benoit. Fri 2/16, Wayne Toups. Sat 2/17, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. 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: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Players Stepping Out. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wed 2/14, 8 PM-1 AM, "Lovers Night Out" with Holly Maxwell, Tabo, Manuel Arrington, Vance Kelly & Deborra. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, talent search (in the Cab Calloway Room); bands play for dancing (in the Gray Room). Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 312-341-9787.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-541-4700.

DATING GAME 8926 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 8 PM, Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers. 773-374-8883.

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

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/9, Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. Sat 2/10, Matthew Skoller. Sun 2/11, Jimmy Burns. Thu 2/15, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. Fri 2/16, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 2/17, Charles Walker & Johnny Jones & the Soul & Blues Revue. Sun 2/18, John Primer. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Koko Taylor, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: No cover. Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Little Al Thomas, Jim Pryor, and Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Thursdays, Neil Rose Band. 630-964-5000.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-262-5767.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/10, 9:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Tue 2/13, 8:30 PM, Mondo's Blue Angels (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 2/17, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-477-7818.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Sun 2/18, 5 PM, benefit for LAMBB House Shelter for Homeless Women and Children with Otis Clay, Rev. Ozzie Smith Jr., Rev. David Batts & others. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Sat 2/10, Phil Armetta. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 2/13, Chicago Red Hots. Thu 2/15, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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

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.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Eddy Clearwater, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie "Tiger" Travis. Tuesdays, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 2/15, Phil Guy, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 2/16, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-566-0555.

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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music

after 9:30 PM. Sat 2/10, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs.

Fri 2/16, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat

2/17, Calvin "Cal" Harrington & the Crew. 773-525-2422.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. Mondays, Fantastic L'Roy & His Blues Revue. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJs spin blues. Thursdays, In Tent City Band, Grandmaster & the Unbelievable Band. 773-373-1260.

LONE STEER 7601 S. Cicero: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Masheen Company. 773-838-8383.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 2/15, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

MICHAEL'S LOUNGE Harvey Inn and Convention Center, 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Fri 2/16, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 2/17, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. 708-331-0700.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/10, Mark Hannon Band. Sat 2/17, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

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

113 CLUB 113 E. 47th: Fri 2/16, 8 PM, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. 773-548-0700.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Thu 2/15, Dave Weld Blues Band. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 2/13, Billy Flynn Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/10, Mississippi Heat. Sat 2/17, Rockin' Johnny. 847-266-1313.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 2/17, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, blues jam hosted by the Tom Holland Trio. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thursdays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 7:30 PM. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wednesdays, King Corey, Carl Weathersby. Thursdays, A.C. Reed, Masheen Company. 312-733-6577.

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. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Jody Williams (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 2/15, blues jam hosted by Lorenzo Thompson. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, and Sat 2/17, 9:30 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, benefit for the Bessie's Home for Battered Women & Children with Sir Dobyne'. 773-342-0452.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Alvin Youngblood Hart Band. 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 2/15, 3:30 PM, Phil Barron & the Tremblors. 312-441-9334.

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

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, 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.

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Katherine Davis & the Fabulous Four. 773-281-9320.

jazz

concerts

GALEN ABDUR-RAZZAQ "Black Cultural Expressions" program features an interactive performance and discussion with the flutist; there will also be drama presentations and poetry. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College, 253 Walter, Elmhurst. 630-617-3343 or 630-617-3033.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

DAVID BOYKIN'S EXPANSE Sun 2/11 and Sun 2/18, 5 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

ORBERT DAVIS QUINTET WITH ED PETERSON Fri 2/9, 8 PM, auditorium, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights. 708-709-3500.

KEVIN DRUMM, PAUL LYTTON, AXEL DÖRNER & KEN VANDERMARK accompany films and videos as part of Chicago Ear and Eye Control; see Critic's Choice on Territory Band 2. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Ferguson Hall, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

DOUGLAS EWART & THE INVENTIONS with Dushun Mosley and Art Turk Burton. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Wagadu Brothers Gallery, 1305 S. Michigan. 312-922-0031.

MAYNARD FERGUSON & HIS BIG BOP NOUVEAU BAND Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

16TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL/MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON Earma Thompson, Lee Koonce, John Whitfield, Millicent Sylvester, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Kay Reed, Rauquain Hale-Wallace & others pay tribute to the famed contralto. Sun 2/11, 3:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000 or 773-667-2707.

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

IRVIN MAYFIELD QUINTET WITH DONALD HARRISON See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT III under the direction of Daniel J. Farris and Don Owens. Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PAN GO STEEL BAND Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA performs at a "big band dance." Sun 2/18, 1:30-4 PM, Building K, College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

RICCARDO SELVA & FRIENDS Zion Conservatory of Music Jazz Master Class concert with Ben Peters, Jamie Cooley, and Jeff Bromstad (preceded by a master class and clinics from noon-5 PM). Sat 2/17, 6:30 PM, Zion Conservatory of Music, 2500 Dowie Memorial Dr., Zion. 847-872-4803.

TOM STEVENS Free performance. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TERRITORY BAND 2 See Critic's Choice; free admission. Wed 2/14, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

TRITON COLLEGE JAZZ SPECTACULAR with Bill O'Connell Big Band, Jamey Aebersold, Scott Hall, Triton College Faculty Jazz Quartet, and Proviso East High School Jazz Band. Free admission. Thu 2/15, 7 PM, Performing Arts Center, 2000 5th, Triton College, River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3757.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

FRANK WINKLER TRIO Free concert. Sat 2/10, 3 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI Free admission. Tue 2/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI QUARTET Sun 2/18, 6:30 PM, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 29 W 260 Batavia, Warrenville. 630-393-4400.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI TRIO performs at a worship service. Sun 2/11, 11 AM, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1005 Grant, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-968-6231.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/9, noon, John Watson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/10, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 6 PM, Sam Burckhardt Trio; 8 PM, Chicago Swing. 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. Wed 2/14, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 2/15, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 2/16, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/17, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, She. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Wed 2/14, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr performs at a buffet dinner. 773-483-3100.

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: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/9 through Sun 2/11, Detour. Mon 2/12 and Tue 2/13, Dee Alexander. Wed 2/14 through Sun 2/18, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 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-midnight, Big Joe's jam session with Darren Scorza, John Kregor, Bob Lovecchio, Ted Hogarth & Michele Thomas. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 2/14, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa 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 (back house): Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/10, Red with Scott Rosenberg, Todd Margasak, Kyle Hernandez, and Tim Daisy. 773-782-9133.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 2/15, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 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: Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 2/11, 6 PM, Two for Brazil. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wed 2/14, 7 PM, Chambers Trio. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. Sun 2/18, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHEZ TAM CAFE 4054 N. Lincoln: French Senegalese restaurant. Fridays, Glawdys & Charlie. Wednesdays, Yves Francois Band. 773-935-7867 or 773-935-7849.

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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Players Stepping Out. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wed 2/14, 8 PM-1 AM, "Lovers Night Out" with Holly Maxwell, Tabo, Manuel Arrington, Vance Kelly & Deborra. 312-341-9787.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 5:30-8 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark Five. Wed 2/14, Axel Dörner Quartet with Josh Abrams, Guillermo Gregorio & Jeff Parker (see Critic's Choice on Territory Band 2). 773-276-3600.

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

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 2/15, 8 PM, Marcus Jefferson Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 2/10, Pat Brady Duo. Sat 2/17, Trio du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 2/16, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 2/17, Dave Gessner Duo. 847-718-9272.

EVERGREEN PLAZA 9500 S. Western, Evergreen Park: Thursdays through Saturdays, noon-6 PM, pianist Dave Green. 708-636-2800.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/11, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 2/18, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-480-7500.

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

FRENCH QUARTER Palmer House Hilton, 55 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, jazz musicians perform during dinner. 312-621-7363.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Jose Valdes Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 2/10, Phinny Secrets. Sat 2/17, Equinox 5. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/10, Tony Morrison Quartet with Tunia. Mon 2/12, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Band. Wed 2/14, Tim McNamara. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with C. Siddha Webber, David Boykin, Ben Montgomery, Leo O'Dell, Duryving Ternoir, and Sura Dupart. 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.

LINCOLNWOOD RADISSON HOTEL 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Gina Gibson. 847-677-1234.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 2/18, 2 PM, Max

Hook Classic Jazz Sextet. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Libby York Quartet (no cover). Mon 2/12, 8 PM, Russ Hunt Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/9, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sheila Jordan; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Sheila Jordan; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 2/14, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet with Johnny Frigo. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 2/16, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/18, 11 PM, Barclay 3. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/9, 10:30 PM, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Steve Schneck Quartet. Sat 2/17, 10:30 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/9, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 2/13, 8 PM, Deanna Witkowski Quartet. Wed 2/14, 8 PM, Dee Alexander. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. 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.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/11, Shelton/Diblee Quartet. Sun 2/18, Rosenberg Skronktet. 773-935-2118.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, John Paris/Eric Sitnen Duo. 312-339-6861.

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. Fri 2/9 through Sun 2/11, DePaul University Big Band with Jackie Allen. Thu 2/15 through Sun 2/18, Mose Allison Trio. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays, 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.

LITTLE LOUNGE Maggiano's Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 PM, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Michael Laird. 630-368-0300.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/9, Matt Geraghty Trio with Paul Wertico & John McLean. Sat 2/10, Matt Geraghty Trio with Paul Wertico & Fareed Haque. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Terumasa Hino Quartet (Sat 2/10 sold out). Tue 2/13, Dan Cray. Wednesdays, Two for Brazil. Thu 2/15, Greg Fishman Duo. Fri 2/16, Two for Brazil. Sat 2/17, Grazyna Auguscik Duo. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Breaking Point. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Dan Farris Quartet. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays. Fri 2/9, Tim Green Trio. Sat 2/10, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 2/14, Marshall Vente Trio; 10 PM, jam session hosted by Pat Brady. Fri 2/16, Deanna Witkowski Trio. Sat 2/17, Tom Muellner Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with Studebaker Spatz/West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Wed 2/14, 9 PM, Silver Measure. 773-728-5010.

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: Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Fareed Haque. Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Laurie Lee Moses. 773-743-3355.

THE PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross & Jason Wick. 773-525-4906.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PALMER HOUSE HILTON 17 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Dennis Carrol Trio. 312-726-7500.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Doug Lawrence Organ Trio. Mon 2/12, Hinda Hoffman & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 2/14, Dave Hiltebrand Quartet with Typhanie Monique. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Bobby Broom & Chris Rockingham. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 4:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Marie Alexandre. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Emily Randall. 708-848-4250.

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

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 2/15, Silver Measure, Bill Voltz Trio. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/9, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 2/10, Redd Holt Quartet. Sun 2/11, Deanna Witkowski Trio. Mon 2/12, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. Wed 2/14, Redd Holt Quartet. Thu 2/15, Doug Lawrence Quartet. Fri 2/16, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Steve Million Quartet. Sat 2/17, Joanie Pallatto/King Fleming Trio. Sun 2/18, Alison Rube Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/9, Chris Greene & the New Perspective. Sat 2/10, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tue 2/13, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 2/14, 7 and 9 PM, Lisa Lauren Quintet with Fareed Haque. Fri 2/16, Rankinfyle. Sat 2/17, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

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

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

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Achim Wollscheid ("real-time transformation of sounds made by the audience"). 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Thu 2/15, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere sings music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

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

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. 630-305-0230.

SUPAROSSA 6301 Purchase, Woodridge: Fri 2/16, 7 PM, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. 630-852-1000.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio (no cover). 630-832-9797.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, local jazz showcase. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 7-10 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 7-10 PM, Joe Thomas; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Territory Band 2 (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 2/15, Mingus 3. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Fred Anderson with Tatsu Aoki, Hamid Drake & Jeff Parker. 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, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Amber Dawn Trio. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. 630-232-2201.

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Tom & Lisa. Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Katherine Davis & the Fabulous Four. 773-281-9320.

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

WOODHOLLOW LOFT BAR & GRILL 221 US 41, Schererville, Indiana: Sundays, 6-10 PM, open jam hosted by Julie V (no cover). 219-865-0900.

international

concerts

CARNAVAL VERACRUZANO CON GRUPO "QUETZALLI" DE VERACRUZ & COMBO NINGUNO Dancers and musicians celebrate Mardi Gras. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

CAVATINA DUO perform music by Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Torroba, and others. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Fortnightly of Chicago, 120 E. Bellevue. 312-944-1330.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Sat 2/10, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500. Sun 2/11, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, performing arts center, Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. 847-634-4000, ext. 1882.

DAN MOSTELLO & HECTOR FERNANDEZ Free in-store flamenco performance. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

OKROS ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice. Sat 2/10, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features the Deanna Witkowski Quintet. Wed 2/14, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PACO PE--A guitar, in a flamenco program. Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Chicago Samba, Caledonia Pipes & Drums. 773-478-4408.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa Con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Swing Caribeño. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 2/15, 9 PM, Billy Raven y Su Orquesta. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 2/13, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 2/10, 9 PM, benefit for the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori (call 773-276-5626 for advance reservations). Sat 2/17, 10:30 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. 773-465-8005.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 10 PM, Angel D'Cuba & His Sugarcanes. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 2/15, 8 PM, Casolando. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Asakivle (Haitian dance and drumming group). Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Tue 2/13, 9 PM, Enanitos Verdes, Orishas, Juanes. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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.

EL NANDU 2731 W. Fullerton: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:30 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 and dance. 773-935-6433.

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

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. 773-509-9332.

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

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

TANGO . . . NADA MAS 6137 N. Northwest Highway: Argentine tango dance club. Saturdays, 10 PM, Joaquin Amenabar. 773-792-2099.

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

ERIC ANDERSEN, ALISON KNOWLES, CUBE, JEREMY BOYLE, NATHANIEL BRADDOCK, AND OTHERS perform music of John Cage and others in an experimental music program (see Post No Bills). Thu 2/15, 5 PM, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, 400 S. Peoria. 312-996-6114.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a free program of Baroque chamber music (Telemann, Handel, Boyce). Sun 2/11, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

ARTEMIS QUARTET (Stravinsky, Berg, Beethoven). Fri 2/9, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

JULIA BENTLEY mezzo-soprano, with pianist Philip Morehead in a free concert (Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, Ptaszynska). Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

KIT BRIDGES piano, in a free recital (Haydn, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton, Arlington Heights. 847-394-0520.

BURNHAM STRING QUARTET (Schubert, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in a program of "love songs from the 16th to the 21st centuries." Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert Debbaut conducts a free all-Mozart program. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR with DyNaste, the Wheeler High School Concert Choir, the Madison Children's Choir, and the Lansing Everett High School Concert Choir. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-849-8300, ext. 222, 312-294-3000, or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Kirchner, Bridge). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tue 2/13, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Festival features organists performing their own compositions. Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Frank Ferko, Aaron David Miller, Richard Webster. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Dan Locklair. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Zubin Mehta, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Berlioz, The Trojans, Part I). Thu 2/15 through Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim conducts a program of Latin American composers (Moncayo, Ginastera, Lecuona, and others). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 2/10 and Sat 2/17, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Barbara Schubert, conductor, with the Pacifica Quartet and bass clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom (Revueltas, Sanchez-Gutierrez, Zohn-Muldoon, Ortiz, Sierra, Leon, Mavista). Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

COLIN CURRIE percussion (Xenakis, Reich, Schmidt, Rosauro, Norgard, Kopetski, Marie). Tue 2/13, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

NANCY DIAMOND, HENRY ROSENBLUM, AND ALBERTO MIZRAHI in a program of cantorial music. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Am Shalom, 840 Vernon, Glencoe. 847-835-4800, ext. 48.

DOXOLOGY OPERA: THE DOXY CANTICLES Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts mezzo-soprano Bonita Hyman, soprano Elizabeth Norman, and the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble in a concert performance of Wendell Logan's new opera. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, and Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a concert. Fri 2/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with violinist Maria Bachmann (Brahms, Saint-Saens, Barber). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

KRISTIN FIGARD AND TRACY FIGARD violin and piano, in a free concert (Janacek, Stenhammar, Liebermann, Franck). Sun 2/11, 2:30 PM, First Congregational Church House, 1417 Hinman, Evanston. 847-491-9155.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Stephen Blackwelder, conductor. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 773-281-2107.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/9, 12:10 PM, organist Richard Hoskins. Fri 2/16, 12:10 PM, Flutes Fantastique. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FULCRUM POINT in a program of 20th-century music (Zappa, Carter, Babbitt, Woolf, Harsh, Freund, Stevens). Fri 2/16, 8 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus Dr. 773-722-5463.

LORI ANN FULLER soprano, with pianist Jeffrey Panko in a free recital (Mozart, Bellini, Weill, Argento). Sat 2/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

ANTONIO J. GARCIA trombone, with others. Wed 2/14, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

16TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL/MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON Millicent Sylvester, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Kay Reed, Rauquain Hale-Wallace, Earma Thompson, Lee Koonce, John Whitfield, and others pay tribute to the famed contralto. Sun 2/11, 3:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000 or 773-667-2707.

IAN HOMINICK piano, in a free recital (Beethoven, Liszt, Medtner, Schubert). Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5107.

IRENE HONG, RICHARD OLSON, NOEL HUDSON, AND PELARIN BACOS violin, viola, cello, and piano, in a free recital (Schumann). Thu 2/15, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 2/11, 4 PM, experimental music program featuring Brennan McGaffey, Jeremy Boyle, George Flynn, and others (see Post No Bills). 312-362-9707.

KUANG-HAO HUANG piano, in a free concert. Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Merit Music Program Recital Hall, Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk. 312-786-9428, ext. 312.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, with violinist John Robinson and cellist Richard Yeo in an all-Bach program. Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

HYDE PARK CELLO CHOIR in a free concert (Gould, Falla, Handel, Hampton). Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Jeff Hunt conducts an all-Mozart program. Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

PATRICK JEE AND SOYEON LEE cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Brahms, Cassado). Free admission. Wed 2/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

JITRO Czech concert choir, in joint concert with the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus. Thu 2/15, 7:30 PM, St. Petronille Church, 420 Greenwood, Glen Ellyn. 630-858-2471.

THE LADIES OF MOZART perform excerpts from Mozart operas. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1417 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert featuring violinist Fox Fehling (Mozart, Gluck, M. Haydn). Sun 2/11, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/9, Mon 2/12, and Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, and Sun 2/18, 2 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Rockwell Blake, baritone Dwayne Croft, and mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (Rossini, The Barber of Seville). Sat 2/10, Wed 2/14, and Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor (Wagner, The Flying Dutchman). See Critic's Choice. 312-332-2244.

BARBARA ANN MARTIN, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, MIRIAM BOKOLSKY, EMILY GORTNER, STANLEY DAVIS, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN soprano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano (Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire). Sun 2/18, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

GISELA MENDEZ-FLANIGAN piano, in a free concert (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin, Ginastera). Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 815-485-6067.

MERIDIAN STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms). Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WINNERS OF MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston: Sat 2/17, 3 PM, cellist Julie Rhee with Midwest Young Artists orchestras (Mozart, Dvorak, Schumann, Dittersdorf); 7:30 PM, cellist Michael Soule and pianist Michelle Naughton with Midwest Young Artists orchestras (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bloch, Debussy). 847-926-9898.

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano (Bach, Gershwin). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Harold and Margaret Moser Performing Arts Center, College of Saint Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE Ramona Wis, conductor (Brahms, Lauridsen, Rheinnberger). Program also includes theater performance and art lecture. Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS Karen Bauer conducts "music from five centuries and opera duets as well as a folk song sampler." Fri 2/16, 7 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-376-2815.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Dale Clevenger, conductor, with cellist Bion Tsang (Dvorak, Berlioz, Prokofiev). Sun 2/18, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris conducts a Christmas concert (Mozart, Brahms, Foss, Dinerstein, traditional). Sun 2/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Don Owens, conductor (Webern, Husa, Williams, Kim). Thu 2/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Holst, Colgrass, Mozart, Lendvay). Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PACO PE--A guitar, in a flamenco program. Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 2/10 and Sat 2/17, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

QUARTETTO GELATO Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Centre East, 7701 N. Lincoln, Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS (Mendelssohn, Schumann, Francaix, Bach). Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. Tue 2/13, 7:30 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. 847-328-4883.

SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO Calvin M. Bower conducts a program of early vocal music (Du Fay, Leonin). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Columbus Hospital, 2520 N. Lakeview. Sun 2/18, 7:30 PM, Ascension Church, 815 S. East, Oak Park. 312-208-1159.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI (Dufay, Ghizeghem, Rubinet, Ockeghem, Binchois, Busnois, Compere). Sun 2/18, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

MICHAEL SHAWGO organ, in a free concert. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, First United Methodist Church of Oak Park, 324 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-386-3620.

ANNIE SHERTER piano, in a free recital. Sun 2/18, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Liszt, Dallapiccola, Rossini, Verdi). Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY BAND Ray Forlenza, conductor. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Ray Forlenza conducts the annual winter concert. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms). Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Evergreen Park Community High School, 99th and Kedzie, Evergreen Park. 708-802-0686.

FREDERICK SWANN organ, with chamber ensemble (Poulenc and others). Sun 2/11, 4 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Manfred Honeck, conductor, with cellist Truls Mork (Sandstrom, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Tue 2/13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jeri Johnson, conductor (Haydn, Beethoven, Gilbert and Sullivan). Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Levinson, Giannini, Holst, Boysen). Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Beethoven, D. Scarlatti, and others). Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Rami Solomonow and cellist John Sharp (Beethoven, Schoenberg). Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

VERMEER QUARTET (Beethoven, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/18, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture and discussion at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

ANNA ZAWADZKA AND EUGENE SCHLABACH flute and piano. Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Robert M. Collins Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3599.

miscellaneous

ERIC ANDERSEN, ALISON KNOWLES, CUBE, JEREMY BOYLE, NATHANIEL BRADDOCK & OTHERS in an experimental music program (see Post No Bills). Thu 2/15, 5 PM, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, 400 S. Peoria. 312-996-6114.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR with DyNaste, the Wheeler High School Concert Choir, the Madison Children's Choir, and the Lansing Everett High School Concert Choir. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RALPH COVERT Free in-store children's performances. Sat 2/10, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sat 2/17, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DOXOLOGY Paul Carter Harrison and Wendell Logan's musical directed by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, with Bonita Hyman, Elizabeth Norman, and the Center of Black Music Research's New Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, and Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. 773-373-6292.

GREEN LIGHT PERFORMING CO. performs songs from Sesame Street. Saturdays, 11 AM and 1 and 3 PM, and Wednesdays, 10:30 and 11:15 AM and noon, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 773-935-9380.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/11, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" features music by the Weird Sisters. 773-878-5552.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 2/18, 4 PM, children's show with Kelly Hogan, Lucky Break, and the 5 Spot Quintet. 773-227-4433.

KIDS FARE: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE Children's concert and discussion about gospel music features bass-baritone William Warfield and the North Park University Choir. Sat 2/10, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

TEDDI & FRED KOCH WITH THE LIL' COW BAND Children's concert. Sat 2/17, 11 AM, Baggett Auditorium, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase for children with Tricia Sebastian, Colleen Springer, Joel Frankel, and Juan Dies. Sat 2/17, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 2/11, 4 PM, "Kiddietine's Day" show for children with Sons of the Never Wrong, David Singer & the Sweetarts, Tim Rutili with Uncle Benny & Brian. 773-525-2508.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Achim Wollscheid ("real-time transformation of sounds made by the audience"). 773-227-3617.

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