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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

BEA ARTHUR with pianist Billy Goldenberg. Tue 5/22 through Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Sat 5/26, 5 and 9 PM, and Sun 5/27, 5 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-902-1500.

BIG WIG, ALLISTER, ALL ELSE FAILS, TIMMYS, 504 PLAN Sun 5/20, 5 PM, Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-718-0527.

BLACK CROWES, OASIS, SPACEHOG Sun 5/20, 6:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH with Covered in Honey, BLT, Michael Miles, Hunter Adams, Julie Frost, Barb Silverman, John Mead, Eric Lugosch, Aerin Tedesco, and the Old Town School's Bob Dylan Ensemble under the direction of Jimmy Tomasello. Fri 5/25, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

PAUL BURCH See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DAVID BYRNE, JOE HENRY Sold out. Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

COWBOY JUNKIES Free in-store performance. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DISTURBED, LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION, FROM ZERO, LINKIN PARK, STAIND, PAPA ROACH, FUEL, RUN DMC, CRAZY TOWN, COLD, ALIEN ANT FARM, MONSTER MAGNET, SALIVA Sat 5/19, 1 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DOOBIE BROTHERS Benefit for Sacred Heart Schools of Chicago. Fri 5/18, 8:30 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-262-4446, ext. 345.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO performs his own compositions as part of the theatrical production By the Hand of the Father. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

DAVIS GAINES Benefit for Jane Addams Hull House. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Radisson Hotel, 1001 W. Warrenville, Lisle. 312-906-8600.

GRACE NOTE Free admission. Fri 5/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

CHESTER GREGORY, PACO, JIMMY TILLMAN, CRUMAR, RICK & DAVE, PHIL HOWARD, RAN JOHNSON, MEDIC PHIL PERKINS perform the music of Jackie Wilson. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 2:30 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-528-2428.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH "Rock 'n' roll glam-punk musical" with Nick Garrison, Katrina Lenk, Joe Pecorino & others. Fri 5/18, 8 and 11 PM, Sat 5/19, Mon 5/21, Tue 5/22, and Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 8 and 11 PM, and Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Broadway Theatre, 3175 N. Broadway. 773-388-3818.

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS, TURTLES WITH FLO & EDDIE, BUCKINGHAMS Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KEEN, EARWIG SPECTRE Sat 5/26, 7 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

LEON KENDRICK & THE CELESTIAL VOICES Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KRAIG KENNING Free performance in the cafe. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DAVID LINDLEY, ULELE TRIO Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MAYHEM "Breaking the Barriers of Creativity": Sat 5/19, 8 PM-2 AM, Vlad Poindexter & the Satellites, DJ Leo Nardo, and video mixing by Gregor Mortis; Sun 5/20, 8 PM-1 AM, DJ Eric H. spins garage, DJ Conor K. spins house, DJs Pique & Four/4 spin drum 'n' bass, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD, 8 BOLD SOULS See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MERCURY PROGRAM Free in-store performance. Fri 5/25, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Sat 5/26, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

MOTIONNESS Benefit for the Conjugate Projekt and El Hogar del Niño Community Center with DJs Tommie Sunshine, Traxx, Lady D, Lego & others; visual artists and video artists will also be present. Sat 5/19, 9 PM-midnight, aboard six CTA el trains commuting to city neighborhoods "important to the development of electronic music." 773-370-7995.

SHAWN MULLINS Sat 5/26, 6:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MXPX, GOOD CHARLOTTE, ULTIMATE FAKEBOOK Tue 5/22, 6:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DARYL NITZ performs in "Celebrity Supper Club" directed by George Howe. Wed 5/23 through Sat 5/26, 8 PM, and Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 773-278-1830.

OK GO Free concert. Fri 5/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

PEKING TURTLE Thu 5/24, 5 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-1500.

IGGY POP See Spot Check; sold out. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SEVEN DAY RUN Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SOUNDS OF JAMAICA Wed 5/23, noon, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

STABBING WESTWARD See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Tue 5/22, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

STING, JILL SCOTT Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

3 GIRLS 3 Free concert and tribute to Burt Bacharach. Tue 5/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

THRILLHOUSE COLLECTIVE Free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Tower Records, 1209 E. Golf, Schaumburg. 847-619-8777.

TWANG BANG performs at a 16-millimeter film screening. Fri 5/18, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

VOICES OF A NEW BLACK MILLENNIUM Music and poetry showcase features DJ Madrid and the "Master Songwriter Summit" with Cream Jones, Moses, Theaster Gates, Don Gibson, and Mario (free admission). Wed 5/23, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DIONNE WARWICK, RAMSEY LEWIS & FRIENDS Benefit for Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Tue 5/22, 5:30 PM, Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-341-6371.

WEEZER Free in-store performance. Wed 5/23, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Cave Catt Sammy, Pennsylvania Dave, Jess Klein. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Waco Brothers, Nerves, Cash Audio. Thu 5/24, 9 PM, benefit for Ladyfest with Service Anxiety, Stuntcat, Vodka Moxy, Indoor Boys. Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Apples in Stereo, Lucksmiths, Salteens, Longitude, Beauty Pageant. Sat 5/26, 9 PM, Archer Prewitt, Swag, Slugs, David Singer, Buddy Revelles. Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Frisbie, Kleenex Girl Wonder, M.O.T.O., Hushdrops, Happy Supply. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 5/24, 10 PM, Red Pop Theory (no cover). 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Wed 5/23, Hare. 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.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/18, Map of July. Sat 5/19, Zach Phillips. Fri 5/25, Daves. 630-778-9090.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Jeff Moyer & Jimmie Page. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, Acoustolingus. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays. 773-394-1313.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 5/18, Lush Budgett, Urban Twang, Spies Who Surf. Sat 5/19, Puta-pons, Hamicks (see Spot Check), Down & Outs. Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, Swidden. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 5/22, 8 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Wed 5/23, Made to Be Broken, Hindersole. Thu 5/24, Backwash, Days. Fri 5/25, Kokopelli, Eight Ball Grifter, Plan 9 From Outerspace. Sat 5/26, Growth Ltd., Rollover, Void Where Prohibited. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, hardcore, and breakbeat. Mondays, DJ Boa spins retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/18, DJ Brian G., DJ Steve Melvage. Sat 5/19, DJ Caveman, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJs Dave Britton & Gene Lopez. Mondays, DJ Slowride spins 80s music. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Mel Hammond. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Susanna Hollywood, Surf Zombies. Sat 5/19, Plad, Wolcott, So Far. Thu 5/24, Stroller, Last Drag, Kill Your Guitars. Fri 5/25, Freakalicious Alien Booty, DeMilos, Violently Ill. Sat 5/26, Your Mom SRO, Architecture, Jeff Rufo. Sun 5/27, Dorks, Mighty John Waynes, Runarounds. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sat 5/19, midnight, Motionness (see separate listing under Concerts) after-party with Mr. Egg Germ & guest DJs. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 5/23, DJ Wally (Pish Posh), Bass by the Pound DJs. 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. Fri 5/18, host LL Cool J and guest DJs. 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, Free Association. Thursdays, "Deep" with DJ Joe Schmoe & DJ Verb. 773-384-0701.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Lill & Will. Sun 5/20, 8 PM, Shirley Bock. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Thursdays, 9 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Matt Weber's Rockin' Wall of Sound. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 5/18, Lovehouse. Sat 5/19, DJ Timmy Merello. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, J Cappo, Herb Walker, Clyde Davis, Skatch & others. Wed 5/23 and Thu 5/24, Mofro. Fri 5/25, Patty Elvis. Sat 5/26, Garaj Mahal. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 5/18, 3rd Degree. Sat 5/19, Swank, Penny Dreadful. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 5/25, Guilty. Sat 5/26, Mr. Brownshoes. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Mr. Blotto. Sat 5/19, Rebecca's Statue. Wed 5/23, Arthur Lee. Fri 5/25, Dimebox. Sat 5/26, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute band). Fri 5/25, Biofeedback. 847-541-2500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, Bandoleros. 312-475-9800.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/18, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 5/19, Casey McDonough. Fri 5/25, Mighty Joe. Sat 5/26, Bryan Harrell. 847-256-8870.

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. 312-202-0502.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Typical Cats. Fri 5/25, Bleary, Buck 50. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 5/19, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. Sun 5/20, Paulina Hollers. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-743-5737.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 5/23, 9 PM, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHASERS 87 Executive Dr., Aurora: Sun 5/27, 9 PM, "Foam Party" with DJs Chris Tomasone, Breakdown B & Tony 2 Much. 630-851-6930.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/19, Abu. Sat 5/26, Hearts & Armor, Reasons. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/19, Dirty Deeds (AC/DC tribute band). Sat 5/26, Messin' With Texas. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/18, DJ Jeff Sobon, Paul Meyers. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, 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, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 5/25, Love Tribe, Pepper Mashay, DJ Abel. 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. Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs spin underground house. Wednesdays, DJs spin progressive techno. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/25, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Den Hedeker & John Battles (Joey Ramone tribute). 773-489-0379.

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/18, midnight, Sentidos Opuestos. 312-421-5272.

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. 312-397-0600.

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

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (5/24 with Ernie Lijoli & Kurt Heintz). 773-907-3500.

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin downtempo electronic music Wednesdays through Fridays until 2 AM and Saturdays until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, hip-hop open mike hosted by Spank Buddha. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Bamboo Grove, Kilgore Trout. Sat 5/19, Golden Egg. Fri 5/25, Laymen's Terms, Murph's Band. Sat 5/26, Mr. Blotto. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/19, R-Gang. Sat 5/26, Midnight Sun. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Chris Gin, DJs Hiroki & Artek. Wednesdays, DJ Chris Gin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Wicked Garden, Rubber. Sat 5/19, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with the Memphis Horns, Big Daddy Roaches. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/25, Knee Deep Shag, Nucleus. Sun 5/27, Spazmatics. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 5/18, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with the Memphis Horns, Big Daddy Roaches. Sat 5/19, Domestic Problems. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 5/25, Quantum Leep. Sat 5/26, Rubber. 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. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 5/21, 10 PM, Synergy, DJs Ray_rod & Bob (no cover). 773-489-6457.

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: Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Sat 5/19, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Karen Mason. Wed 5/23 and Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Daryl Nitz. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/18, DJ Tim Larson spins Britpop. Sun 5/20, DJ Scott Faingold. Mon 5/21, DJ Mike Miller spins punk. Tue 5/22, DJ Kenny Stain spins rock. Wed 5/23, DJ Daniel spins insurgent country. Thu 5/24, DJ Jen. 773-472-2771.

DENNY'S DINER 19099 S. Old LaGrange, Mokena: Sun 5/27, 6 PM benefit for Save the Children USA with Cat Sass (no cover). 708-479-6488.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Tummler, Five Horse Johnson, Halfway to Gone. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Atomic Numbers, Stingray UK, Rosenbergs, Today's My Super Spaceout Day. Sun 5/20, 9 PM, Nashville Pussy, Tricky Woo. Mon 5/21, 9 PM, Sidekick Kato, Lupine, Hertzsprung Gap. Tue 5/22, 9 PM, Mother Hips (see Spot Check), Honey Dogs, Differents. Wed 5/23, 9:30 PM, Weedeater, Cuda, Witch Mountain. Thu 5/24, 9 PM, Monster Trux, Nil8, Methadones, Bible of the Devil. Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Zen Darlings, Million Yen, Half Way Jane. Sat 5/26, U.S. Maple, Marquis de Tren & Bonny Prince Billy. Sun 5/27, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. 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.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Justin G. spins progressive house, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Saturdays, DJ Myke T. spins progressive house and trance, DJ Tony spins hip-hop and R&B. Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 5/18, John Doe Band. Sat 5/19, Alex & the All-Stars. Tuesdays, Modern Day Romeos, Wojdyla (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/25, Only Sons. Sat 5/26, Agent 86. 815-356-9980.

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 5/18, Pimps, Ophur. Sat 5/19, Mike & Joe. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 5/25, Bumpus, Aftergrace. Sat 5/26, Taboot (Phish tribute band). Sun 5/27, 9:30 PM, Maggie Speaks. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Dolari, Walking Man, Dimebox, Gayle Ritt. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Nubile Thangs, Stockboy, Rolls, Jacobson Organ. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 5/21, 9:15 PM, Lexie Bloor Band, E-Mics. Tue 5/22, 9 PM, Bullet, Read Letter, Glow Bugs. Wed 5/23, 9:15 PM, Stray Toasters, Main Street Breakdown. Thu 5/24, 9 PM, Ghettobillies, Thick Red Shag, Stickfight. Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Johnny Socko, A.K.A. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, 4-Fi, Synge, Mercury Redstone, Basement What. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Crystal Eye. Sat 5/19, Messin' With Texas. Fri 5/25, Nightime Lover & the Groove. Sat 5/26, Camouflage Guru. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Terminal 4 (see Spot Check), Bonnevil, Central Falls. Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Mr. Lif, Diverse, DJ Rude One, I-Ron. Sun 5/20, 9 PM, Tekulvi, Zelienople, Melochrome, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Mon 5/21, 9:30 PM, Vax Wallo, Three Dollar Bill, Rollerdome, Padz. Thu 5/24, YB02, Lozenge, Viza-Noir. Fri 5/25, Kleinfelter, Saps, National Drag, Missile. Sat 5/26, Chamber Strings, Waxwings, Deathray Davies. Sun 5/27, 9 PM, Moreno, Light FM, Pillowmints, Common Cold. 773-276-3600.

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

END ZONE Rte. 30 and 79th, Frankfort: Thursdays, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 815-469-9450.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Wed 5/23, Wes Hollywood Show, Uniform, Returnables. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/18, Seven Deez. Sat 5/19, Seventh Heaven. Wednesdays, G'Tarman Dave. Thu 5/24, Sweet Jane. Fri 5/25, 4 Cast. Sat 5/26, Chaser. 847-593-2200.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Wednesdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Ec8or, Wolf Eyes, Frontier. Sat 5/19, 5 PM, Blamed, Remainder, Influents; 9 PM, Euphone, Runner, Volta Do Mar. Sun 5/20, 5 PM, Synnecrosis, In Dying Days, Hyde; 9 PM, Panicsville, Monotract, Metalux, Animals, Belial. Mon 5/21, 6 PM, Allister, Army of Ponch, Calumets, August Premier. Wed 5/23, 7 PM, Java, Association Area. Thu 5/24, 7 PM, video screening of Russ Forster's Tributary with music by Chicago Sound, Honey Hi (Fleetwood Mac tribute band). Fri 5/25, 6 PM, Good Clean Fun, God Forbid, Affront; 10 PM, Mexican Cheerleader, Them Wranch. Sat 5/26, Country Teasers, Wesley Willis, This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Devil Is Electric, Amish Armada. Sun 5/27, Wolfie, Glass Family. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Joe Cantafio & Jade. Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Wanda Jackson (see Spot Check), Rosie Flores Band, Cadillac Angels. Tue 5/22, 8 PM, open stage. Fri 5/25, 9:30 PM, Tommy Malone Band, Kraig Kenning. Sat 5/26, 9:30 PM, Tommy Malone Band, Nicholas Tremulis Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/25, Nadas. Sat 5/26, Public I. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ James. 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs Jesse de la Peña, 33 1/3, Nonstop & Supacuts spin hip-hop, reggae, and original breaks. 312-666-1695.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 312-932-0202.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/19, Feo. Fri 5/25, Jim Musker Trio. Sat 5/26, No, Moreno, Tractor Boy. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9 PM, Dick O'Day & Becca Kaufman; 11 PM, Dina Joy Bird & Dan Stetzel. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Alexandra Billings & Gino DeLuca. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 5/21, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tue 5/22, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Fri 5/25, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Debbie Matt & Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/20, 6 PM, Honey West & Jeff Roscoe. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 5/22, 7:30 PM, Jim Wright & Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 5/23, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/27, 6 PM, Honey West; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." Thursdays, Hello Kitty DJs spin. 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 after 9 PM; no cover. Tue 5/22, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 5/19, Slip Mickey. Sat 5/26, Breezin'. 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.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Stevie Starlite. Sat 5/19, Statik. Sat 5/26, Entrenzik. 630-833-3534.

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

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze (no cover). 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/18, Stu Remley Band, Blind Man's Bluff. Sat 5/19, New Duncan Imperials, Vierry Peel. Thu 5/24, Seed, RUR. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Mundy; 10 PM, Milkbaby, Detholz. Sat 5/26, Slink Moss & the Flying Aces, Ted Ansani, Headaches. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-0561.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/25, 10:30 PM, Tautologic, Vernal Pool. Sat 5/26, 10:30 PM, Ember Swift, Aerin Tedesco. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Matt McBride Band. Sat 5/19, DJ Christy. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Paul Burch (see Critic's Choice), Deanna Varagona. Sun 5/20, 5 PM, benefit for Chicago Greens with Bittersweet Tears, Christine Back, and Steve Boyer. Mon 5/21, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 5/23, 9:30 PM, Blacks, Thin Man. Thu 5/24, 7 PM, benefit for Beyond the Horizon with Urban Djin, Red Dust, Fin, Mos Isley. Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Asylum Street Spankers, Twang Bang. Sat 5/26, 9:30 PM, Silver Measure, Chiyoko, Marydee Reynolds. Sun 5/27, 9 PM, Will Sexton, Kittygordon, Jeff Klein. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Mercury Redstone, 56 Hope Road, Spinshine. Sat 5/19, Core, Kolbe Band. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Myke Wade spins reggae, soca, punta, and soul. Sat 5/19, Belizean Vibes. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Common. Sat 5/19, Cappadonna. Tue 5/22, Edwin McCain, Gibb Droll. Wed 5/23, 6:20 PM, Clutch, Vision of Disorder, Murphy's Law, Tree. Thu 5/24, 7:30 PM, Miguel Mateos. Fri 5/25, 7 PM, Black Eyed Peas; 11:30 PM, Anything Box. Sat 5/26, 6:30 PM, Finger Eleven, Boy Hits Car, Feds; 11 PM, Dave Ralph, Chad Sommer & Chris Walsh, DJ Dayhota. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Mandi Loomis. 312-245-0333.

INDEPENDENCE TAP 3932 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-588-2385.

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 at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Trippin' Billies, Pelvic Delta, DJ TS Soundz. Sat 5/19, Swinging Lovehammers, Drop, Go Tom. Sundays, RPM. Sat 5/26, Michaelangelo. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 5/18, DJ Syd Barrett spins Britpop. Saturdays, DJs spin trance, hip-hop, techno, house, and funk. Tuesdays, DJs spin trip-hop. Fri 5/25, DJ Tim O. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Flipside. Saturdays, DJ Speed. Thursdays, DJs Mike Steele, Vince Lawrence & Mike James spin dance music, deep house, and hip-hop (no cover). 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Matthew Moon, Arthur Lee, Ben Stevens. Sat 5/19, Butterside Down, Matthew Moon, Anne Harris Band. Fri 5/25, Zambow. Sat 5/26, Blue New World, Aftergrace. Sun 5/27, Matt McBride. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post. 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, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mike O'Connell, Herb & JSJ. 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, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jayster. Sat 5/19, Eric Howell & the Implants, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Petropolis. Fri 5/25, Gary Tu. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, T.J. Dennis. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Avid, Carla Prather. 708-388-6755.

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

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 5/18, Great Plains Gypsies, Seers Poncho. Sun 5/20, John Spiegel & Buzz Kilman (no cover). Mondays, 8:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, Almighty Rogers. Sat 5/26, Convulsions, Milkplow. Sun 5/27, 9 PM, Juleps, Soul Fix. 773-871-3757.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis with Tom McBride & Chris Eterno. Sundays and Mondays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/19, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

MARS 2112 Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg: Restaurant. Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, DJ Johnny B with the Revelation Fire Dancers. 847-885-2112.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Monkey Paw, Baldwin Brothers, Ancient Greeks. Sat 5/19, Robbie Fulks, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins. Tue 5/22, 9:30 PM, Jennifer Peterson, Miga. Wed 5/23, MVP, Josh Richter Band. Thu 5/24, 9:30 PM, Leave, Tracer, Carbon. Fri 5/25, Youngblood Brass Band, Almighty Senators. Sat 5/26, Tallulah, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Kennett Brothers. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/18, 6:30 PM, Sig Transit Gloria, God's Reflex, Split-Habit, Influents; 11 PM, System X, Danny the Wild Child, Teri Bristol, Justin Long, Lego, Nosmo. Sun 5/20, 6:30 PM, Giant Step, Howlin' Maggie, Forty Piece Choir, Turnerjoy. Tue 5/22, 7 PM, Stabbing Westward (see Spot Check), Apex Theory (sold out). Wed 5/23, 6:30 PM, From Zero, Red River, Alone, Crash Poet. Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Michael McDermott, Mundy, Anne Harris. Fri 5/25, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Die Symphony, Camden, Iffy; 11 PM, Ralphi Rosario, Tony Lage, Sound by Sound Investment. Sun 5/27, 5:30 PM, Plain White T's, Penny & the Loafers, Swizzle Tree, Close Enough, Retro Morning, Backdrop, the Dog & Everything. 773-549-0203.

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.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 5/26, 4 PM, Dustin Parker Band; 8 PM, Video Stars. Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. 312-595-7437.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sun 5/20, 8 PM, benefit for Blackjack Productions and Trainwreck Entertainment with 3rd Estate, the Onlys. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/18, 9 PM, DJs spin with live musicians. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music after 8 PM. Fri 5/18, Starball, Cells, Jonny Polonsky. Sat 5/19, Torben Floor, Land of the El Caminos, Light FM. Sun 5/20, Tuffy. Mon 5/21, Pacifics, DJ Norman Rockwell, D-Double. Fri 5/25, benefit for WNUR with Lozenge, Cheer-Accident. Sat 5/26, Baldwin Brothers. 847-869-0450.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs DVS & Mix. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 5/18, Bucky Dent, Wes Hollywood Show, Molly. Sat 5/19, Homunculus, Fly Williams, Guest House. Sun 5/20, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 5/21, Fire Ants, Cats & Jammers. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis, Alo, I-Ron & friends spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, Chicago Samba. Fri 5/25, Cattivo, Strawberry, Matthew. Sat 5/26, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section, Spheres of Influence. Sun 5/27, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Afrodisiacs. 708-756-0600.

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.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan. Wednesdays, DJ Hector Lopez. Thursdays, DJ Mood. In Yow Bar: Fridays, DJ Justin. Saturdays, DJ Mood. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson. 312-255-0022.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Violet Time, Differents, Kickouts. Sat 5/19, Fetal Position, Aerin Tedesco, Chapter Objectives. Sun 5/20, Bible of the Devil, Filthy Jim, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Sat 5/19, Deadly Dragon Sound System with Rik Shaw, Jeremy Freeman, Great Silence. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tue 5/22, Blimp Radion DJs LeDeuce, the Colonel, and Captain R. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, I-Ron, Pete Pong, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 5/23, Peking Turtle. Thu 5/24, Suede & Blue Roy. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Pirates Over 40. Fri 5/25, Moods. 815-477-0340.

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 and 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays on two floors. Fridays, DJs Bone, Hardcore D, Confusion & Venom spin progressive. Saturdays, DJ M&M spins progressive, trance, and underground. Tuesdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass. 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: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Robert Boziach. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Sayon Dutta, Christopher Robin. Sat 5/19, Marco Corola, Tim Xavier, Chad Sommer, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Wed 5/23, Tommie Sunshine. Thu 5/24, Lefleche. Sat 5/26, Laurent Garnier. 312-733-6699.

RIPROCKS 3131 Finley, Downers Grove: Thursdays, DJ Tim Too Hype spins "hi-nrg, progressive, trance, and underground." 630-964-0773.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, Chance. 773-775-7525.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Chocolate Covered Karma, Turnerjoy, Kedvales. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Johnny Dowd (see Spot Check), Oh Susanna, Danny Black. Sun 5/20, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner, Matt Tiegler Band, Dag Juhlin. Tue 5/22, 9 PM, Brain Rakes, Long Division, Alto Heceta, Speed of Sauce. Wed 5/23, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: Prom vs. Prog." Thu 5/24, 9 PM, Stephanie Rogers, John Kimler. Fri 5/25, 10 PM, Silkworm, Kim. Sat 5/26, 10:30 PM, Sprague Brothers, Doug Hoekstra, Brunswicks. Sun 5/27, 7:30 PM, Asylum Street Spankers; 10 PM, Butterfly Child, Atari Star, Boys Star Library, Koko & the Future. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Foam Rubber. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/19, Jostelen Weed. 630-372-2900.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: No cover. Sun 5/20, 1 PM, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 5/18, Decades. Sat 5/19, Cassandra & Company. Thu 5/24, Wally. Fri 5/25, DJs spin. Sat 5/26, Sofa King. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis spins dancehall, dub, and funk. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Tuesdays, Dave Britton spins house. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble spins Afro-beat, nbombolo, soukous, zouk, and reggae. Thursdays, DJ BJAK & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Wave. Fri 5/25, Roots Rock Society. 847-991-2150.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: 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, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays, DJ Darrell Woodson spins house. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJ Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Wednesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Steve Bravo spin downtempo, hip-hop, and soul. 312-932-0006.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Neil Aline, Darrell Woodson. Sat 5/19, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron spin breakbeats, future bass, and jazz atmospheric. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Brian Ford spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, British punk & new wave. Fri 5/25, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. 773-549-4140.

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. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Tim O. & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Plain White T's, Amona, Gels. Sat 5/19, Chris Connelly, Polyfuse. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 5/24, Small Change, Frederick. Fri 5/25, Mike, Don't Look Down. Sat 5/26, winners of Brother Rice High School battle of the bands. 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. 312-587-8779.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6300 S. Kingery Hwy., Willowbrook: Music at 4 PM. Sat 5/19, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Fri 5/25, Cirrus Falcon. 630-654-2078.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 535 Dundee, East Dundee: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/18, Cirrus Falcon. Fri 5/25, Chicago Rose. 847-551-9005.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 5/18, All Fours, Smoking With Superman. Sat 5/19, Beatnik Turtles. Fri 5/25, Milkplow, Gowhead, Ill Logic. Sat 5/26, MC competition. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb spins Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, DJ Lf8tr spins techno & electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt spins old soul, funk, and rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJ Dave. Fri 5/18, Ellen Rosner. 847-455-0088.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 773-227-4906.

TOWN HOUSE 1696 W. Oakton, Des Plaines: Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Barely Standing. 847-296-3183.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Rock Bottom. 773-472-4405.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/18, Kristin Ronne, Upsydaisy. Sat 5/19, 7 and 9 PM, Stuart Davis. Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Randy Rademaker, Katie Todd, Summer Chance. Mondays, open mike. Wed 5/23, Amoreys, Dream in Color, Home Cookin'. Thu 5/24, 9:30 PM, Patchouli. Fri 5/25, Joe Armstrong Band, A.J. Rosales. Sat 5/26, Justin Roberts Band, Karla Manzour. Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Tom Slater, Julie Frost, Dan Israel. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Solid Burn. Sundays, DJs Nole & Mungo spin old-school R&B and funk. Fri 5/25, Cells, Zero to Nine. Sat 5/26, Leroy Fix, Omegamen. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Pete Special. Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Thu 5/24, 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/26, Babylonian Tiles, Urn, Rachael's Surrender, DJ Carrie Monster. 773-871-7799.

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 and 9 PM, Voltaire variety show. 773-528-3136.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 5/19, Michael Heaton Band. Fri 5/25, Go Figure. Sat 5/26, Brat Pack. Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Chicago Express. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Jack Straw. Sat 5/19, Deloreans, 2 Lbs., Wish. Tue 5/22, Sam Post (no cover). Wed 5/23, Acoustic X. Fri 5/25, Braam, Radio Slave, Power Puff. Sat 5/26, Bumpus, Zambow. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins dance music from the Middle East and Spain (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/18, Calico Cats. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 5/25, Andrew & the Tree. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo and percussionist Miro. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo spin progressive house, trance, R&B, and hip-hop. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. Sat 5/19, Flex Crew, Kwame. Sun 5/20, Gizzae. Mondays, DJ Rex Lax. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 5/23, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 5/24, Belize Breeze. Fri 5/25, Carl Brown, Third Coast. Sat 5/26, Gizzae, Universal Expression. Sun 5/27, Universal Expression. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Shaking Tree. Sat 5/19, Ben Stevens. Wed 5/23, Anne Harris Band. Fri 5/25, Ancient Harmony. 847-432-6430.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/18, DJ Heather, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher, percussionist Miro. Fri 5/25, DJ Marques Wyatt, DJ Diz. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BLUEGRASS STRINGS, JEFFERSON JAZZ ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Tue 5/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH with Covered in Honey, BLT, Michael Miles, Hunter Adams, Julie Frost, Barb Silverman, John Mead, Eric Lugosch, Aerin Tedesco, and the Old Town School's Bob Dylan Ensemble under the direction of Jimmy Tomasello. Fri 5/25, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PAUL BURCH See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, CYNTHIA SHELHART, CROSS ROGUES, ISAAC ALDERSON, SARAH WILFONG, JIM WEARNE, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO performs his own compositions as part of the theatrical production By the Hand of the Father. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

LEE MURDOCK & THE BLUE WATER BAND Benefit for Lazarus House. Sat 5/26, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

SMALL POTATOES Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355. Free in-store performances. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6971 Grand, Gurnee. 847-249-1845.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 5/19, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. Sun 5/20, Paulina Hollers. 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.

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 5/18, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Velvet Green. 708-687-9323.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 9 PM. Sat 5/19, Baal Tinne. 773-583-3066.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 5/20, 8 PM, and Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Napper Tandy. Sat 5/19, Fast Eddie. Fri 5/25, Dal Riada. Sat 5/26, Three Men in Kilts. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 5/23, 8:30 PM, Special Consensus. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/19, Cat Catalani. Sat 5/26, L.J. Slavin & Patti Ecker. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Fri 5/25, Jim Musker Trio. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/18, Sullivan Brothers. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gollogly. 773-248-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 5/19, 10:30 PM, Tim Hort, Jordan Marcarus, Tamara Pierce, and Michelle Shafer. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia:

Fri 5/18, 10 PM, Paul Burch (see Critic's Choice), Deanna Varagona. 773-227-4433.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins. Mon 5/21, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg. Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander. 773-743-3355.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/18, Andrew Kerr. Fri 5/25, Mike & Amy Finders. 630-969-9720.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT. Thursdays, 9 PM, acoustic open mike. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 5/24, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BUDDY GUY Free in-store performance. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

LEON KENDRICK & THE CELESTIAL VOICES Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak. 312-642-6805.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & John Carpender. 847-549-1972.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, James Wheeler Blues Band with Grana Louise & Zora Young. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/22, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wed 5/23, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings (see Critic's Choice). 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/22, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/18, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/19, Vance Kelly. Sun 5/20, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 5/21, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/22, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Wed 5/23, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete; 11:45 PM, Dion Payton. Thu 5/24, Vino Louden. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sundays, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. 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 5/18, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sat 5/19, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Michael Burks (see Critic's Choice), Steepwater Band. Sun 5/20, Mem Shannon & the Membership. Tue 5/22, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. Wed 5/23, Sharrie Williams. Thu 5/24, Bobby Murray. Fri 5/25, 5:30 PM, Ken Saydak; 9:30 PM, Carey Bell, Carl Davis. Sat 5/26, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Bill Perry, the Buzz. Sun 5/27, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. 773-384-2547.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. 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. Fri 5/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/19, Willie Kent & the Gents. Fri 5/25, Lonnie Brooks. Sat 5/26, Michael Burks (see Critic's Choice). 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 AM on weekends. Fri 5/18, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 5/19, Lindell Jones. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Boys. 312-341-9787.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/19, the Fins. 630-416-4898.

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

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Thursdays, 10 PM, Stank Willie (no cover). 773-248-3330.

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

GOOD ROCKIN' LOUNGE 2 7432 S. Racine: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Nellie Travis. Thursdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-2319.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/25, Chicago Red Hots. 630-833-3534.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 5/24, Chicago Pro Soul Jam. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 5/19, 9:30 PM, Kax Blues Band. Tue 5/22, 8:30 PM, Pauline York Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 5/26, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 708-484-3610.

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. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, No Mercy Band. Sat 5/19, Matthew Skoller. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor; Mon 5/21, 7:30 PM, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Double Trouble, Lizzie West (on the main stage; sold out). Wed 5/23, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Thu 5/24, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 5/26, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 5/26, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 5/24, Charlie Love. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Sandra Hall, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Laretha Weathersby & the Risk Band. Sat 5/19, Delores Scott & Her Revue. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wed 5/23, Tabu & His Revue. Fri 5/25, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 5/26, Roy Hytower. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sat 5/19, 9 PM, Eric Howell & the Implants, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 5/19, West Side Blues Revue with Calvin Harrington. Sat 5/26, West Side Blues Revue with Eddie Taylor Jr. 773-525-2422.

LOVERS LOUNGE 7251 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Bob Jamison & the Untouchable Band. 773-488-9807.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 5/24, 9 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sun 5/27, 11:30 AM, Big Roy. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/19, Danny Draher. Sat 5/26, Little Al Thomas. 773-252-1155.

NOAH'S ARK 3428 S. King Dr.: Tuesdays, 7 PM, gospel open mike (no cover). 312-225-1420.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 PM, Killer Ray Allison, Harmonica George & Jimmy Pryor, Double J Band. 773-821-9165.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 5/22, Keith Scott Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/19, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 5/25, Mississippi Heat. Sat 5/26, Billy Flynn Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 5/19, Jimmy Johnson. Wed 5/23, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 5/26, Melva LeBlanc & the Blue Groove Band. 815-477-0340.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 5/24, David Byrd's Oversoul. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, King Corey. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Carlos Johnson, Michael Coleman. Mondays, A.C. Reed, Lurrie Bell. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. 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 5/18 and Sat 5/19, tribute to Louis Armstrong with Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass with Katherine Davis. Sun 5/20, Sir Dobyne. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 5/24, Lorenzo Thompson. Fri 5/25, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 5/26, Kinsey Report. Sun 5/27, Rosa's All-Star Blues Jam. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant; no cover. Sun 5/20, 6 PM, Matthew Skoller. Tue 5/22, 7 PM, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. Thu 5/24, Grana Louise. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/19, Cadillac Joe. Sat 5/26, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 5/18, Rockin Johnny Band. Sat 5/19, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin Johnny Band. Fri 5/25, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Sat 5/26, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6704 Joliet, Countryside: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/18, No Mercy Blues Band. Sat 5/26, Evidence. 708-246-7320.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 535 Dundee, East Dundee: Music at 4 PM. Sat 5/19, Evidence. 847-551-9005.

WOODROW'S 4600 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-907-0740.

jazz

concerts

AFTER QUARTET performs an original score to accompany the film Metropolis. Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ALJALA Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JACKIE ALLEN & JUDY ROBERTS Wed 5/23, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

AVENUE JAZZ/BETHLEHEM ARCHIVES Free in-store performance. Sat 5/26, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

JEFF BELLA QUINTET Free in-store performance. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BLUEGRASS STRINGS, JEFFERSON JAZZ ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Tue 5/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOPOLOGY Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

DAVID BOYKIN Saxophone. Sun 5/20, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH CLARK TERRY directed by Jeff Lindberg. Fri 5/18, 12:15 PM (free open rehearsal; call 312-747-4850 for more information), and Sun 5/20, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA WITH SUZANNE PALMER & MARK MADSEN Benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

ERNEST DAWKINS TRIO Sun 5/27, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT & JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Fri 5/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAZZ LESSONS Program of music with composer David Pavkovic and dance with choreographer Jay Franke. Wed 5/23 and Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Cafe Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton. 312-274-9926.

JUDI K QUARTET with Fred Rundquist, John Bany, Bob Cousins, and Bob Becker. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Algauers, Northbrook Hilton, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook. 847-480-7500.

LEEMAN-BOSS Free in-store performance. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD, 8 BOLD SOULS See Critic's Choice. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MELTON MUSTAFA WITH THE COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 5/18, 7 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE JAZZ COMBOS, VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, AND BIG BAND Free concert. Wed 5/23, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ FEST WITH CARL FONTANA under the direction of Daniel J. Farris, Antonio J. Garcia, and Don Owens. Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DAVE PAKOVIC BAND Free in-store performances and live recordings. Fri 5/18, 6 PM, and Sat 5/19, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

NICHOLAS PAYTON'S ARMSTRONG CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SATLAH See Critic's Choice; free admission. Thu 5/24, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-297-4803.

SUMMER JAZZ QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET under the direction of Mwata Bowden; free admission. Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069 or 773-702-3427.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Swing dance concert. Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

DIONNE WARWICK, RAMSEY LEWIS & FRIENDS Benefit for Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Tue 5/22, 5:30 PM, Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-341-6371.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/18, noon, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/19, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Marcus Belgrave/Steve Sandner Quartet. 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 5/23, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Jaco & Danny Martin; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 5/25, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/26, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Joanie Pallatto with the King Fleming Trio. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 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 5/18 and Sat 5/19, Danny Lerman. Sun 5/20 through Sat 5/26, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 5/27, Carmen Stokes. 312-751-2433.

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 5/23, 8 PM, Steve Koerber Trio (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Trio. 847-368-0792.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Saturdays, 11 AM, Jess Birch Quartet. 312-226-6666.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Fridays, 8 PM, Yiannis Hadjiloizou, Rhaezyl Maribao & George Varsos. Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Dave Gordon. Mon 5/21, 7 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Wed 5/23, 7 PM, Joanna Ashley. 312-454-1227.

CAFE LUCIANO 871 N. Rush: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Lenny Perretta Trio. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Sami Scot. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Lenny Perretta & Richie Pardo. 312-266-1414.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Thu 5/24, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Frank Pisani & Bob Centano. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 5/20, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Mon 5/21, 7 PM, Jerry Coleman's Nine Burner. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Sun 5/27, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio, Andy Meacham Trio. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 630-469-1080.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Sundays, 7 PM, Ritual Rhythms. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

CUCINA ROMA 1163 W. Ogden, Naperville: Music at 6 PM. Fridays, Robin Lukas. Saturdays, Ed Warble. 630-355-4444.

CUCINA ROMA 800 E. Ogden, Westmont: Music at 6 PM. Fridays, John Proulx. Wednesdays, Ed Warble. Thursdays, Steve Sandner. 630-654-9600.

CUCINA ROMA 185 Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Filip. Sundays, 5 PM, and Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Steve Goers. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Sami Scot. Thursdays, 6 PM, Dan Gillogly. 847-478-9600.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Tom Hope with flutist & vocalist Elaine Dame. 312-467-0546.

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. Tue 5/22, Sound in Action Trio. Wed 5/23, School Days. 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Marcus Jefferson Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 5/19, Ron Smith Duo. Sat 5/26, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 5/19, Airborne. Sat 5/26, Dave Gessner. 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 5/20, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Thu 5/24, 8:30 PM, David Polk Project, Big Roy. Sun 5/27, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nick Vegas & the Roulettes. 773-528-4033.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 5/19 and Sat 5/26, Judi K Quintet. 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.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 5/19, Equinox 5. Sat 5/26, David Boykin. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/18, Ron Cooper. Mon 5/21, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens Band. Wed 5/23, Marco Polo. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with C. Siddha Webber, 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.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 5/20, 2 PM, Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 5/20, 8 PM, Victor Kaihatu Quartet (no cover). Mon 5/21, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Alejo Poveda, Steve Eisen, Jose Valdes, and Thomas Kini. Fri 5/25, Detour with Phil Seed. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 5/18, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jerry Steinhilber Trio with George Garzone (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Jerry Steinhilber Trio with George Garzone (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/20, 11 PM, Jenna Mammina Trio. Mon 5/21, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Tue 5/22, 9 PM, Barclay 3 with Jonathan Doyle. Wed 5/23, 9 PM, Marc Pompe Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 5/25, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Fareed Haque Group; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Garaj Mahal; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/27, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/25, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/18, 10:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Elizabeth Conant Band, Big Al Kwiatowski. 773-227-4433.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 9 PM. Sat 5/26, Glawdys. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/18, 9 PM, Leroy Jenkins & Joseph Jarman, David Boykin's Expanse. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 5/22, 10 PM, Helles Dostoevesky Septet. Wed 5/23, 8 PM, Northwoods Improvisers; 10 PM, Damon Short Duo. Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 5/19, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 5/18, Jeff Lasky Trio. Sat 5/19, Todd Boyce Trio. Thu 5/24, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. Fri 5/25, Airborne. Sat 5/26, Chris Neal Trio. 630-893-0300.

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 5/18 through Sun 5/20, Louis Hayes Quintet with Cecil McBee (see Critic's Choice). Tue 5/22 through Sun 5/27, Freddy Cole Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Cheney. Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

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

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6 PM, Peter Sax Duo. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wed 5/23, 7 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. 773-348-7592.

LA LUCE 1393 W. Lake: Restaurant. Fridays, 8 PM, Ivory Pittman & the Individual Artist. 312-850-1900.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Fri 5/25, 9 PM, jam session hosted by John Raffielli. 708-388-6755.

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

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Wed 5/23, 7:30 PM, Lise Gilly & Hector Silvera play Latin jazz. 773-929-8640.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/25, 9 PM, Tom McCarthy & Co. 773-871-3757.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM. Fridays, Dan Myers. Saturdays, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM. Fridays, Stan Karcz. Saturdays, Chicago Rose/Peter Miletic. 630-543-1010.

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

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

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/18, Tim Green Trio. Sat 5/19, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 5/23, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Jazz brunch 10 AM-2 PM Sundays. Sun 5/20, Studebaker Spatz. Sun 5/27, West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Gary Filip & Donny Greco. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Thu 5/24, 9 PM, Todd Munnik with Matt Bauder & Jason Ajemian. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam with Josh Quinlin. 773-743-3355.

O'FAMÉ 750 W. Webster: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 773-929-5111.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, Barclay 3 Quartet. Mon 5/21, Elizabeth Conant & Fareed Haque. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 5/23, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Thu 5/24, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Fri 5/25, Judy Roberts Trio. Sat 5/26, Ted Hogarth Quintet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Nicoleson. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Temple Schultz. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Our Thing. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Paul Westlake Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/18, Geoff Bradfield Quartet. Sat 5/19, Ryan Schultz Quartet. Sun 5/20, 11:30 AM, benefit for StreetWise features jazz musicians; 8 PM, Urban Twist. Mon 5/21, Lorraine Denham/Tim Tobias Trio. Wed 5/23, Ron Perrillo/Scott Burns Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 5/25, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 5/26, Brienn Perry Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Rankinfyle. Sat 5/19, Yoko Noge Trio. Tue 5/22, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Sat 5/26, Judy Roberts Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 5/20, Ken Cooper Quartet. 815-477-0340.

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, tribute to Louis Armstrong with Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass with Katherine Davis. 773-342-0452.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, Scott Stenten Trio. Sundays, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Big Tyme Riley Wimes spins swing (preceded by dance lessons at 8:30 PM). 773-271-9944.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Sundays, noon-3 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 5/20, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio performs music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6704 Joliet, Countryside: Music at 4 PM. Sat 5/19, Heavy Hitters Trio. Fri 5/25, Dan Gillogly Trio. 708-246-7320.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 345 S. Rand, Lake Zurich: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/18, Wes Chehos Duo. Sat 5/19, Patrick Kelly. Fri 5/25, L.J. Slavin Duo. Sat 5/26, Heavy Hitters Trio. 847-438-9210.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 6300 S. Kingery Hwy., Willowbrook: Music at 4 PM. Fri 5/18, L.J. Slavin Duo. Sat 5/26, Wes Chehos Duo. 630-654-2078.

STARBUCKS Dominick's, 535 Dundee, East Dundee: Music at 4 PM. Sat 5/26, Dan Gillogly Trio. 847-551-9005.

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.

302 WEST 302 W. State, Geneva: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Wally Brath & Michael Arnopol. 630-232-9302.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 5/19, 6:30 PM, guitarist Zuonimir Tot. 630-264-0634.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: no cover. Fridays, 6-8:30 PM, John Jeffrey. Sundays, 6-8:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Leonardo plays flamenco & Latin jazz. 630-832-9797.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 5/21, Mitch Paliga. 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. Mon 5/21, 7:30 PM, Michelle Cross; 10 PM, Typhanie Monique. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Joe Thomas; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Phil Kidder Ensemble. Sat 5/19, Players Step Outside. 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 5/24, Pippi. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, Malachi Favors (Miles Davis tribute). 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. Fri 5/18, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Kelly Brand, Kelly Sill & Ron Dewar. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Fri 5/25, 5:30 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 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.

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

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brendan Giusti Group. 312-396-9426.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fridays, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-5100.

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

17TH ANNUAL ALL-CHINESE MUSIC CONCERT Free concert with Thomas Yang, Brenda Huang, Steven Huang, and the Sunrise Chorus. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-913-0979.

CARIBBEAN SWING Wed 5/23 and Thu 5/24, 10:15 AM, auditorium, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

CUERDAS CLASICAS Sun 5/20, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

DOIS NO CHORO Sat 5/26, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

ENSEMBLE ESPA--OL performs music and dance of Spain. Sat 5/19, 3:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

FARIDA & THE IRAQI MAQAM ENSEMBLE Free concert; see Critic's Choice. Mon 5/21, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN Free concert with the Bill Whitner Group. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

VITO GRECO Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Polish-American Accordion Association, 5835 W. Diversey. 773-763-2642.

DAVID LINDLEY, ULELE TRIO Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MACHU-PICCHU Peruvian music concert. Sun 5/20, 3:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

MIDDLE EAST MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

OXIB KAJAU performs Guatemalan music and dance. Sat 5/19, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

SATLAH See Critic's Choice; free admission. Thu 5/24, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-297-4803.

TROPICAL HARMONY performs Latin American music. Sat 5/26, 2:30 PM, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

international

clubs

ARKADASH 5271 N. Clark: Restaurant. Tue 5/22, 7:30 PM, Margot Leverett with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. 773-506-2233.

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.

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

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Wed 5/23, 10:30 PM, DJ Luis; 11 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo performs at a salsa dance contest. 773-325-2233.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fri 5/18, 11 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 5/24, 9 PM, Orquesta Arabu, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Joe spins African music. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/19, 10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. Sun 5/20, 2 PM, Cambodian folk opera Lakhon Bassac; 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España. Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque. Sat 5/26, 10 PM, Casolando, Samuel del Real. Sun 5/27, 2 PM, Mongolian Folk Ensemble; 7 PM, Hot Domingos with David Rodriguez & Street Sounds. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Wed 5/23, 7:30 PM, Lise Gilly & Hector Silvera play Latin jazz. Thursdays, 7 PM, John Goodman & Antonio Luciano play Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and bachata. 312-427-2572.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Latin Street Dancing with DJ El Papichulo. Thursdays and Sun 5/27, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

TANGO SUR 3763 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Argentine pianist Mauro Frosio plays tango. 773-477-5466.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/18, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. 773-327-4273.

classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR Stephen Alltop, conductor, with period-instruments orchestra (Haydn, The Creation). Sun 5/20, 7 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6 PM), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Verne Schwager, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman (J. Strauss, Mahler). Sun 5/20, 4 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-392-9026.

SEAN ATTEBURY AND MELISSA UNKEL tenor and mezzo-soprano, in a free recital. Mon 5/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

BATAVIA MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Fri 5/18, 10 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller, conductor (Debussy and others). Sat 5/19, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER CHOIR Timm Adams, conductor, with organist Randy Manges (Britten, Davies, Thompson, Copland, Barber, Berger, traditional). Sat 5/19, 8 PM, United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd. Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 312-409-6890.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Zwilich, Cage, Kurtag, Lutoslawski, Sessions). Fri 5/25, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR (Schubert, Schumann, Barber, and others). Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-849-8300, ext. 222.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Martinu, Ginastera, Kennan, Poulenc). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tue 5/22, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/18, 1:30 PM, Sat 5/19, 8 PM, and Tue 5/22, 7:30 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with clarinetist Larry Combs (Martinu, Rouse, Brahms). Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Fri 5/25, 1:30 PM, and Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Pamela Frank (Beethoven, Berlioz). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CELLO SECTION Fri 5/25, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHINESE FINE ARTS SOCIETY presents violinist Thomas Yang, pianist Branda Huang, the Sunrise Quartet, Chicago Classical Quartet, and others in a program of Chinese composers. Free admission. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-409-7814.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Christoph Eschenbach, conductor. Free admission; tickets required. Sun 5/20, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 5/19, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Graca Moura, conductor, with pianist Jose Maria Parra Mas (Turina, Moura, Ginastera). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-6050.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Barbara Schubert, conductor, with the Pacifica Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, and mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley in a program of music by University of Chicago graduate student composers (Chong, Dewhirst, Milew, Sevilla, Smooke, Volker). Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

CORIOLIS (Copland, Thompson, Appelbaum). Sat 5/19, 8 PM, St. Martha Parish, 8523 Georgiana, Morton Grove. Sun 5/20, 4 PM, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-0223.

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Northwestern University production of Marc Blitzstein's opera.Thu 5/24 through Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DELTA HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND Thu 5/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DE PAUL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with clarinetist Larry Combs (Barber, Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Wed 5/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with violinist David Taylor (Glazunov, Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Rossini/Britten). Fri 5/18, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECITALS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 5/18, 12:10 PM, Yeo Jung Kim (Bach). Fri 5/25, 12:10 PM, soprano Edna Williams (Handel, Chausson, Schubert, Adams, Still, Price, Hayes, Hogan). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

HAYDN BY THE LAKE (Haydn, Beethoven). Sun 5/20, 4 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 773-465-1969.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos conducts a free concert (Bach, Handel, Elgar). Sun 5/20, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOLLAND AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY CELLO COMPETITION FINALS Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HOLLAND AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY CONFERENCE WINNERS CONCERT Sun 5/27, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HOLLAND AMERICA MUSIC SOCIETY VIOLA COMPETITION FINALS Sat 5/26, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 5/24, 8 PM, guitarists Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque. 312-362-9707.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Handel, Holst, Walton). Sat 5/19, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JERUSALEM DAY CONCERT Philip Simmons conducts a chamber music program (Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, Bloch, traditional). Mon 5/21, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Brahms, Beethoven). Fri 5/18 and Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

SANG MEE LEE, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, FRANK BABBITT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, MONTY ADAMS, BARBARA MARTIN, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN violins, viola, cello, flute, soprano, and piano, perform music of Jennifer Higdon. Sun 5/20, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Anatoly Lysenko, conductor, with guitarist Philip Simmons (Villa-Lobos, Massenet, Lalo, Honneger). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

YO-YO MA performs Bach's music for unaccompanied cello. Mon 5/21, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL/WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Free admission. Sun 5/27, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-926-9898.

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano (Bach, Gershwin). Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Thomas Wikman, conductor, with violinist Elliott Golub and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer (Mozart, Haydn, Myslivecek). See Critic's Choice. Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 5/21, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Wed 5/23, 8 PM, Old Saint Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS Lee Kesselman conducts music of Nick Page. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Fri 5/18, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware. Sat 5/19, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

PHILL NIBLOCK with Thomas Buckner, Niki Mitchell, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Michael Colligan. See Critic's Choice. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 312-666-4412 or 773-702-8670.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Les Stahl conducts an English-language concert performance of Bizet's Carmen. Sun 5/20, 4:30 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-965-3155.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Ramona M. Wis, conductor (Mulholland and others). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center St., Naperville. 630-637-5300.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER PLAYERS with narrator John Callaway and others (Saint-Saens, Bartok, Ibert, Larsen). Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH WIND WOODWIND QUINTET in a free concert (Hindemith, Persichetti, Debussy, Ibert, Gershwin, Mozart). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with violinist Dylana Leung (Vieuxtemps, Wagner, Walker, Still). Sun 5/20, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Farris, conductor. Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE (Britten, Bogdanovic, Hindemith, Brouwer, Roux). Sun 5/20, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC MARATHON features the California EAR Unit, Accroche Note, pianist Ursula Oppens, cellist Anton Lukoszevieze, the Pacifica String Quartet, pianist Ralf van Ratt, flutist Molly Alicia Barth, pianist Jacob Greenberg, the Bugallo-Williams piano duo, and others in a six-hour program (Cage, Satie, Ligeti, Nancarrow, Feldman, Birtwistle, Donatoni, Stäbler, Saariaho, Sachez-Gutierrez, and others). Sun 5/27, 4-10 PM, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus, Evanston. 847-491-7315 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA in a program of French music (Saint-Saens, Ravel, Berlioz, Gounod, Bizet). Tue 5/22, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Debussy, Stravinsky). Fri 5/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ONAMIA JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BANDS in a free concert. Fri 5/18, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Schickele). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

MARY PETRO AND GEORGE TENEGAL soprano and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 5/23, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 5/19, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

STEPHEN SCHNURR organ (Mendelssohn, Paine, Lemmens, Moline, Cole, Shelley). Sun 5/20, 4 PM, Arts Center of Oak Park, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-579-5433.

SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO (Perotin, Dunstable). Sun 5/20, 7 PM, St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter. 312-208-1159.

SECOND CITY MUSICK (Simpson, Lupo, Bach, Marais). Sun 5/27, 4 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 773-764-4342.

SHERIDAN CHAMBER PLAYERS in a program of American composers (Bernstein and others). Sun 5/27, 4:05 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-475-7522.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen, conductor with soprano Jonita Lattimore (Berlioz, R. Strauss, Debussy, Schumann). Sun 5/20, 4 PM (with preconcert talk at 3 PM), North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a pops program of movie music. Sat 5/19, 8 PM, Evergreen Park Community High School, 99th and Kedzie, Evergreen Park. 708-802-0686, ext. 3.

RODNEY STAPLETON bass-baritone, in a benefit for Alcott School. Fri 5/18, 7 PM, Alcott School, 2625 N. Orchard. 773-534-5460.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor (Copland, Pugh, Schuman). Sun 5/20, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with guitarist Sharon Isbin (Berlioz, Stravinsky, Corigliano, Rodrigo). Sun 5/27, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

JACK TISINAI violin, in a free concert. Mon 5/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson, tenor Kenneth Gayle, and bass Andrew Funk in an all-Beethoven program. Fri 5/25 and Sat 5/26, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Ticheli, Camphouse, Helhybel). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

LARS VOGT piano (Brahms, Janacek, Suk, Schumann). Sun 5/20, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

fairs & festivals

FESTIVAL OF NATIONS International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th: Sun 5/20, 2-5 PM, Ghanatta International, Il Kwa Nori, Chicago Koto Group & others. 773-753-2274.

IRISH FESTIVAL 2001 Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Fri 5/25, 3:30 PM, Irish Musicians, Larkin Brothers, Dalriada; 5 PM, Irish Street Organ Show; 5:15 PM, Merry Ploughboys, Broken Pledge Ceili Band; 5:30 PM, Eileen Ivers Band; 6:30 PM, Sean Wilson; 7 PM, Reel Studio Irish Dancing; 7:30 PM, Paperboys; 7:45 PM, Bohola; 8 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 9:30 PM, Brother, Prodigals, Martin Cuffe Band. Sat 5/26, 12:30 PM, Burren Ceili Band, Velvet Green, Brendan Loughrey; 1:45 PM, Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green; 2 PM, Tom Sweeney; 2:45 PM, Makem Brothers; 3 PM, Martin Cuffe Band; 3:45 PM, Brother; 4:30 PM, Mark Forest; 4:45 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5:15 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 5:45 PM, Eileen Ivers Band; 6 PM, Tommy Makem; 6:45 PM, Conor McKay; 7:30 PM, Bohola, Paperboys; 8:15 PM, Noel Henry's Irish Showband; 9:30 PM, Merry Ploughboys, Prodigals; 9:45 PM, Sean Wilson. Sun 5/27, noon, Brendan Loughrey, Napper Tandy, Irish Musicians; 1:15 PM, Merry Ploughboys, Mike O'Connell & the Shannonaires; 1:45 PM, Tom Sweeney; 2:30 PM, Fenians, Conor McKay; 3:15 PM, Mark Forest; 3:45 PM, Jerry Haughey & the Ramblers; 4 PM, Aiofe Clancy Band; 4:45 PM, Tommy Makem; 5:15 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society, Martin Cuffe Band; 5:45 PM, Morning Star; 6 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 6:15 PM, Liz Carroll & Friends; 6:45 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 7:30 PM, McCabes; 7:45 PM, Brother; 8:15 PM, Sean Wilson; 9:30 PM, Makem Brothers, Black 47; 9:45 PM, Noel Henry's Irish Showband. 708-687-9323.

MAYFEST Ashland and Barry: Fri 5/18, 6 PM, U.R.B.; 8 PM, Bumpus. Sat 5/19, noon, Red Pop Theory; 1 PM, Sofa King; 3 PM, Pleasing Betty; 5 PM, Underwater People; 8 PM, Quantum Leep. Sun 5/20, noon, Gayle Ritt; 1 PM, Dan Darrah Band; 3 PM, Johnny Socko; 5 PM, Umphrey's McGee; 8 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-665-4682.

SKOKIE FESTIVAL OF CULTURES Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton, Skokie: Sat 5/19, 11 AM, Flippomusic, Fairview International Fiddlers; 2 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians; 3 PM, Thai Classical Music Academy; 6:30 PM, Abibigoromma African Drumming Group; 8 PM, Il Kwa Nori. Sun 5/20, noon, Nordland Band; 2 PM, Slavic Projection Folk Ensemble; 3 PM, Chicago Swedish Glee Club; 4 PM, Chicago Concert Choir; 5:30 PM, Jeff & Janis; 6:30 PM, Evan Sh'siyah. Festival also features dance and other ethnic cultural performances. 847-674-1500.

THE STOCKYARDS RIB FEST Halsted and 41st Pl.: Sat 5/26, 11 AM-9 PM, Chicago Rose & others. Sun 5/27, 11 AM-9 PM, Jump City Voodoo Swing Band & others. 312-618-0649.

WINDY CITY HEMP FEST Lincoln Park, Montrose at the lake: Sat 5/19, noon, DV8; 1 PM, Dopamine; 2 PM, Electric Medicine; 3 PM, Dave Band; 4 PM, Oucho Sparks; 5 PM, Blizzard of Ozz; 6 PM, Secret Agent Bill; 7 PM, Big Daddy Roaches; 8 PM, Soul Food. Sun 5/20, noon, Pot Luck; 12:30 PM, Brian O'Hearn & Model Citizen; 1:30 PM, Slaveship; 2:30 PM, Bello; 3:30 PM, Vis@40; 4:30 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 5:30 PM, Drop; 6:20 PM, Dead Steel Mill; 7 PM, Los Marijuanos; 8 PM, Old Number 8. 773-381-9330.

miscellaneous

AFTER QUARTET performs an original score to accompany the film Metropolis. Thu 5/24, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RALPH COVERT Free in-store children's performance. Sat 5/19, 4:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

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 5/20, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" features music by the Famous Brothers. 773-878-5552.

ELLA JENKINS Children's concert also features dance troupe Nexus Soul; benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Sat 5/19, 10 AM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 847-475-5678.

MASS ENSEMBLE performs on "long-stringed sculptures" throughout the building as part of "Sound and Light, the Crown Instrument." Fri 5/18 through Sun 5/20 and Fri 5/25 through Sun 5/27, 8 PM, Crown Hall, 3360 S. State. 312-243-2366.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Fridays, 10:30 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 708-452-5630.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 5/19, 4 PM, children's show with Ralph Covert. 773-525-2508.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS AND SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHOIR Free concert. Sat 5/19, 3 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

SOUTH SHORE INTERFAITH YOUTH CHOIR under the direction of Fredabelle B. Martin & V. Habibah Luqman. Sat 5/19, 6:30 PM, Haven of Rest Baptist Church, 7925 S. Chicago. 773-978-9955.

TAYLOR WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Wed 5/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 5/18, 10 AM, Caledonia High School Band; noon, North Shore Middle School Choir. 312-346-3278.

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