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BOB ARCI Sun 9/23, 1:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth, River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3835.

BACKSTREET BOYS, SISQO Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BEAUSOLEIL, MARCIA BALL Sold out. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

GREG BOERNER Free in-store performance. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

BREATHER, WHIMSICAL, MONOSTAR, GREY SKIES ARE SLEEPING, SINCE THE ACCIDENT, CAPTAIN SPACEMAN Sat 9/29, 6 PM, Movement Project Space, second floor, 411 N. Wolcott. 312-751-9567.

JIM BRICKMAN Tue 9/25, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Tue 9/25, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 728 N. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-374-0320

BETTY BUCKLEY performs at the opening night gala for Centre East. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Thu 9/27 and Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

CABARET AT NOON Impersonators perform at a benefit for Community Service Options, Inc. Sat 9/22, noon, Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 773-884-1000, ext. 247.

COULD IT BE MAGIC? THE BARRY MANILOW SONGBOOK Five cast members and a six-piece band perform a musical tribute to Barry Manilow. Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 3 and 7 PM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 PM, Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. 773-325-1700 or 312-902-1500.

GABERDINE Free concert. Fri 9/21, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Sat 9/22, 7 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

GOV'T MULE Sat 9/29, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

AUTUMN GRIEVES Free in-store performance. Thu 9/27, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

HELLO DAVE, DOMESTIC PROBLEMS Fri 9/28, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION, THE DOG & EVERYTHING, NEVER ENOUGH, ACTIVE VOICE, IGNENT, FERGUS FALLS, INFRARED Fri 9/21, 6 PM, Evans Scholars House, Northern Illinois University, 901 Greenbriar, DeKalb. 708-476-3024.

MAXWELL Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

MILLS BROTHERS Fri 9/21, 2 PM, and Sat 9/22, 6 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

MOE Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MUTABURUKA & THE SKOOL BAND, ALL NATURAL, CHERRY NATURAL Wed 9/26, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

POINTY TEETH Free in-store performance. Sat 9/22, 1 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

WILLY PORTER, CATHY BRAATEN, WENDY DEBIAS Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS Tue 9/25 through Fri 9/28, 2 PM, Sat 9/29, 6 PM, and Sun 9/30, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

RIVAL SCHOOLS Free in-store performance. Thu 9/27, 2 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

SIGUR ROS, ALBUM LEAF See Spot Check. Thu 9/27, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SPIN OUT Free all-ages concert with Nortec Collective and Mazi. Sat 9/22, 2-6 PM, Burnham Park, 31st and Lake Shore Dr. 312-742-1938.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free concert. Sat 9/22, 4 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 13 W. Rand, Arlington Heights. 847-259-5304.

311 Sold out. Wed 9/26, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

UNDER YOUR SPELL Tribute to Phyllis Hyman. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, and Sundays, 4 PM, Legacy Cultural Theatre, 12952 Western, Blue Island. 708-239-0285.

WEEZER, COLD, THE START Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MARY YOUNGBLOOD, WADE FERNANDEZ Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, benefit for the New York Fighters Memorial Fund and the Fire Rescue Development Program with Strain Busy Sky, Llama. Thu 9/27, Freeform Sessions. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, El Vez, New Duncan Imperials, Blue Moon Boys. Sat 9/29, Gossamer, Urn. 773-478-4408.

ALIVEONE 2683 N. Halsted: "Live" jukebox music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, "bootleg night." 773-348-9800.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 9/27, 9 PM, G'Tarman Dave. 773-348-5100.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/21, Celestial Static. Sat 9/22, Julia Fachet. Sat 9/29, Wicks. 630-778-9090.

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB 6102 S. Central: Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Polkaholics (no cover). 773-582-9706.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Big Angry Fish, V90. Sat 9/22, Honeybees. Sundays, Fuego tha Burnah, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, DJs spin hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs spin classic rock, metal, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. Fri 9/28, Returnables, German Art Students. Sat 9/29, Paperbacks, Regine 13. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 9/21, Ponys, Happy Supply, Los Defpeinados. Sat 9/22, the Bomb, Reno Divorce, Punching Grey. Sun 9/23, Map of July, Hangtown. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 9/25, Multivitamins, Tension Wire, Messiah My Ass. Wed 9/26, Cruciform Injections, Twelve Stitches. Thu 9/27, Clone Defects, Piranhas. Fri 9/28, Zero to Nine, Four Letter Story, Uniform. Sat 9/29, Pudder Project, Butterfat Mastermind, Discohesive. Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Barbara Barrow, Jim Craig, Al Day, J.D. Dragus, Tom Dundee, Chris Farrell, Robbie Fulks, Michael McDermott, Betsy Redhead, Harry Waller, Gary Yerkins, Swamp Dogs, Rockamatics (tribute to Mike Jordan; no cover). 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Sat 9/22, 10:30 PM, Pointy Teeth. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Databitch, DJ Shamanlove. 773-348-4975.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Sun 9/23, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Slam Papi's Postmodern Vaudeville hosted by Marc Smith. Sun 9/30, 8 PM, Wendy Joy Heart. 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 9/21, Speargrass. Sat 9/22, Old #8. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with the Chicago Horns. Fri 9/28, Smokestack. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 9/21, 8:30 PM, Maria Hines (no cover). 773-883-5282.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 9/21, Stray Toasters. Sat 9/22, Wombat Carnival. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 9/28, Jack Salamander. Sat 9/29, Rib Tip. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Segwa, Karma Tease. Sat 9/22, Chubby Carrier. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. Fri 9/28, Mr. Blotto. Sat 9/29, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Six Strings. Fri 9/28, 7 Deez. 847-541-2500.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/22, Montgomery Road. Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Tumbleweed. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, Beatle Brothers. 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.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/28, Brother Lowdown. Sat 9/29, Los Gatos Diablos, Lone Assassins. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 9/23, Chris Mills. Sat 9/29, Steph Turner, Cedarcase. Sun 9/30, Sinister Luck Ensemble. 773-384-2547.

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

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 708-771-2123.

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

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 espanol, and hip-hop. 312-397-0600.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (9/27 with Russel Brown O'Brien, Dave Awl). 773-907-3500.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. Mondays, 10 PM, hip-hop open mike. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Pat McCurdy. Sat 9/22, Air This Side of Caution, Absinthe Blind, Treeline. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Rico. Fri 9/28, Bryter, Amoreys. Sat 9/29, East Village Project. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Soul Cracker, Pleasing Betty, Echo Base. Sat 9/22, Then Again, Murph's Band (benefit for New York Police). Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 9/28, Harmony Riley, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 9/29, Garbo Swag, Perv 54, Onlys. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 9/21, Mr. Blotto. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. Fri 9/28, Freshwater Collins, Rebecca's Statue. Sat 9/29, Dan Darrah Band. 847-541-4700.

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 9/21, 8 PM, Lucia Spina; 10:30 PM, Kat Taylor. Sat 9/22 and Sat 9/29, 8 and 10:30 PM, Alexandra Billings. Sundays, 7 PM, 3 Girls 3. Wed 9/26, 8 PM, Robert Whorton. Thu 9/27, 8 PM, Sarah Motes. Fri 9/28, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lucia Spina. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Ed Martin. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Derek V. Mondays, DJ Freddie O. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 9/23, DJ Chris Jern spins funk. Mon 9/24, DJ Rekleiner spins punk. Tue 9/25, DJ Alex. Wed 9/26, DJs Mike Miller & Meigan spin insurgent country (tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis). Thu 9/27, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/21, 9:30 PM, Iffy, Giant Step, Plastics Hi-Fi, Ebb-n-flow. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Hellshock, Crash Poet, Milk Plow, Meqqa. Wed 9/26, 9 PM, Personals, Transmatic, Hello Operator, Unibrow. Thu 9/27, 9 PM, Nil8, Monster Trux, Premium, Rollo Tomasi. Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Hustler, Custom On It, Metropolis, Premium, Piss Bucket, Drapes. Sun 9/30, 9 PM, Mike Watt, Slightly Stoopid, Bargain Music. 773-489-3160.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 9/29, V90. 815-834-0084.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 9/21, the Blast. Sat 9/22, Lisa Renee. Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 9/28, Jack Straw. Sat 9/29, Jane Doe. 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 9/21, Seventh Heaven, Blackout. Sat 9/22, Harmony Riley, Billhouse. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 9/26, David Stagel & Burning Daylight, Sweet Betty, Soul of the Earth. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 9/28, Underwater People. Sat 9/29, Voices. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/21, Pinch, Last of the Showmen, King Candy. Sat 9/22, Java, Telstar, Magnaphonics, T.J. Dennis. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 9/24, Taxil Langley, Jen Dainton. Tue 9/25, Hedonists Maybe, Sober Dozi, Animus. Wed 9/26, Release, Opal Candy. Thu 9/27, Three Card Guts, Marlee MacLeod. Fri 9/28, Johnny Socko, Ravenhouse. Sat 9/29, Synge, Pound Seven, Emilie Autumn, Chris Gilmartin. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Statik. Sat 9/22, Cryin' Souls. Fri 9/28, Nightime Lover & the Groove. Sat 9/29, Undercover Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Nerves (see Post No Bills), Atombombpocketknife. Sat 9/22, Dr. Israel & Seven, Youngblood Brass Band, Molemen. Sun 9/23, 8:30 PM, Rapture, Vue (see Spot Check), Dan Friel. Mon 9/24, Black-Eyed Snakes, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics (see Spot Check), Oh My God. Tue 9/25, 6 PM, benefit for Chicago Independent Media Network with Service Anxiety. Wed 9/26, 9:30 PM, Quasi (see Critic's Choice), Shannon Wright, Magic Magicians. Thu 9/27, Ectomorph, Perspects (see Critic's Choice), Ghost 200/the Tresh. Fri 9/28, Firewater, Big Lazy, Thin Man. Sat 9/29, Ely Guerra, Eternals. Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Check Engine, Pele, Quadratics. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/21 and Fri 9/28, Abi. 630-435-5288.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, "Hip-hop Cafe" with E3, Diz Crown, Vision & others. Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly. Sundays, DJs spin goth & industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 9/21, 7 PM, New End Original, Lupine, Story So Far, Pezz. Sat 9/22, 5 PM, Converge, Nora, Playing Enemy, Not Waving But Drowning; 10 PM, Zeke, Nerves (see Post No Bills), Arrivals. Sun 9/23, 6 PM, Strike Anywhere, Supersleuth, Saturday Supercade, Littleman Complex. Tue 9/25, 6 PM, Cursor, Fast Product, My So-Called Lice, Pelican, Guilty Cock. Wed 9/26, 6 PM, Yesterday's Kids, Ted Duchamp's Army, Dorks, Calumets. Thu 9/27, 8 PM, National Dust, Potomoc Accord. Fri 9/28, 7 PM, Lick Golden Sky, Suicide Note, Positively Negative. Sat 9/29, 6 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Venice Shoreline Chris, Alderman; 10 PM, Pistolero, Mushuganas, Munition. Sun 9/30, 2 PM, Plain White T's, Knockout, Retro Morning, Spittlefield; 7 PM, AM/FM, Tom Daily, Watchers, Hudson Assembly. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Bill Quateman, Self Control with Buzz Feiten. Sat 9/22, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. Wed 9/26, 8:30 PM, John Fournier Band. Thu 9/27, 8 PM, Rosie Flores, Honeybees. Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Juleps. Sat 9/29, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield. Sun 9/30, 4:20 PM, benefit for old-growth redwoods with Brother John, Hurricane Gumbo, and Why Not. 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.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Wed 9/26, open mike. Sat 9/29, White Saddle Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 9/22, Biff & the Waybacks. Sat 9/29, D'zyre. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Rico. Sat 9/22, American English. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 9/28, Johnny Clueless. Sat 9/29, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeans. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/22, Last Chance. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/21, Nakidhed. Sat 9/22, Feo. Mon 9/24, Allen Dee. Wed 9/26, Paul Geillovenzo. Fri 9/28, Geezers. Sat 9/29, Loafers. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 9/21, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 9/24, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 9/25, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 9/26, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 9/27, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Fri 9/28, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 9/23, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 9/24, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 9/25, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 9/26, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thu 9/27, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 9/30, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Tue 9/25, open mike hosted by Carrie Grant. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Fri 9/21, Rollin Hank Band. Wednesdays, 10 PM, acoustic jam session. 773-296-9700.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 9/21, 9:30 PM, and Sat 9/22, 10 PM, the Business. Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Rico. 773-395-0066.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Daniel Roughan & the B-Side Symphony. Sat 9/22, 11 PM, Jack Straw. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wed 9/26, 9:30 PM, members of Rebecca's Statue. Thursdays, 10 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/21, Dummy, Walking Man. Sat 9/22, Rolls, Danglers. 773-472-5139.

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

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/22, Mike & Gina. Thu 9/27, Deja Vu. Sat 9/29, Kato the Houseboy. 312-943-2252.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sun 9/30, 7 PM, Michael Strening Jr. 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Family of Souls. Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Dark Green Bottles, Evidence, Sugar Lips. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, benefit for Thresholds with Al Day & others. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Wilders. Sat 9/22, 5th annual Hideout Block Party (see Spot Check; benefits P.L.A.Y., Lawrence Hall, and the Red Cross): 2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 3 PM, Dr. Israel & Seven; 4 PM, Kelly Hogan; 5 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 6 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire; 7 PM, Bare Jr.; 8 PM, New Pornographers; 9 PM, Baldwin Brothers. Wed 9/26, 9:30 PM, Chris Connelly performs at the Record Fiends TV Show Viewing Party. Thu 9/27, 9:30 PM, Organ Wolf, Grand Champeen, Family Haircut. Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Land of the El Caminos, ILGI. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Edith Frost, Central Falls, Perio. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 9/22, Blue Marvin. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Frank Muslar & the Belizean Gold, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Brian Fox. Tue 9/25, Vocal Chaos. Wed 9/26, Strangers of Grace. Thursdays, open mike with Soul People. Fri 9/28, Half Mad Poet. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 9/21, Black Eyed Peas, Mystic. Mon 9/24, 6:15 PM, Fear Factory, Machine Head, Chimaira, Il Nino. Wed 9/26, 7 PM, John Mayer, Shea Seger. Thu 9/27, Robin Trower, Mother Root. Fri 9/28, Robin Trower, Billy McLaughlin. Sat 9/29, 8:30 PM, Samples, Big Wu. Sun 9/30, 8:30 PM, Big Wu, Samples, Rustic Overtones. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Shiri. Sat 9/29, Titus. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with Rubber, Wish, Life Without. Sat 9/22, "Hairbanger's Ball." Sun 9/23, Umphrey's McGee. Wednesdays, Maggie's Weed. Thu 9/27, Jaded, Five Year Jacket. Fri 9/28, American English, Dave & Rae. Sat 9/29, Monsters of Mock (tribute to Van Halen, Pink Floyd, and AC/DC). 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Sat 9/22, Dazy Head Mazy, Anne Dechant, Zambow. Fri 9/28, Nadas, Framing Amy. Sat 9/29, Something for Joey, Dobbler Effect. 773-975-0505.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 9 PM, T.J. Dennis. 708-388-6755.

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

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin nightly 9 PM-2 AM. 773-477-6513.

LITTLE ITALIAN PIZZA & PUB 1175 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/22, Backdowns, Wack Trucks. 847-459-4900.

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: Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Disposable Pets, Millions, Purr Box. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Katie Todd, the Idea, Gamut Dynamic. Tue 9/25, Wendy Morgan, Almighty Rogers. Wed 9/26, KY2K, Kick the Cat. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, 9:30 PM, Gaza Strippers, Monkey Paw, Last Vegas. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Push Stars, Athenaeum. Tue 9/25, 8 PM, Dark Star Orchestra, Slavek Zanzlik & Groovy Lix International. Wed 9/26, MVP. Thu 9/27, 9:30 PM, 1000 Vertical Feet, Stone, Recycled Future. Fri 9/28, James Taylor Quartet, DJ Greyboy. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Missile, Quasar Wut Wut, Insta. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 9/22, 7 Deez. Sat 9/29, Sister Envy. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21, 7 Deez. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Nortec Collective, Dr. Israel & Seven. Sat 9/22, 11 PM, World Famous Beat Junkies, Visionaries. Sun 9/23, 6:30 PM, Perv 54, Laine, Zen Darlings, Tracer. Thu 9/27, 7 PM, Burning Airlines, Rival Schools, Hey Mercedes. Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Nicholas Tremulis, J. Davis Trio. Sun 9/30, 5:30 PM, Gravelbone, Lungbrush, Slitheryn, Eli Stone, Taxi War Dance. 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (tribute to Frank Sinatra). 312-587-8989.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Saturdays, 10 PM, Gary Filip. 312-226-5989.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Carrie Monster & YZGI spin goth. Sat 9/22, Bible of the Devil, Fleshies, South Bay Bessie. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. Thu 9/27, Rubbersidedown, Lab Rat. Sat 9/29,

Scott Free, Three Dollar Bill, Boys' Entrance. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 9/22, 10 PM, American Typewriter. Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Thomas Ankersmit & others. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 9/21, 10 PM, Blair Mitch Project, Pointy Teeth, Letters to Strangers. Sat 9/22, 8 and 11 PM, Bill Quateman, Antje. Mondays, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Tue 9/25, 9 PM, Peking Turtle, Blue Turtle Tea Party. Wed 9/26, Callahan, BS Brass Band, John Williams (no cover). Thu 9/27, 9 PM, Randy Casey. Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Oh My God, Deanna Varagona. Sat 9/29, Plunging Necklines, Nancy Walker & Jenny McCarthy, Bienemann, Joe Cassidy & Merritt Lear, Justin Roberts & Dan Zapruder. 847-869-0450.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Marvelkind, Amazing Kilowatts, Kiss & Ride. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 9/28, Return of the Live Lyrics Tour. Sat 9/29, Baldwin Brothers, K-Rad. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 9/28, 9 PM, I Decline, Mangy, Colonel Stem. 708-371-0802.

PENNY ROAD PUB 28 W 705 Penny, East Dundee: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Trading Brains, Life Without, Agent Zero. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Squid Virtual, Soak't. Sat 9/22, Creepy D. Sun 9/23, 2110 Trio. Wed 9/26, Shadow Tribe. Thu 9/27, Prehistorics. Fri 9/28, Nerve Tonic. Sat 9/29, Volta Do Mar, DMS, Second Story Man. Sun 9/30, Remember Rome. 773-486-9862.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Sat 9/22, 10 PM, English Channel (Beatles tribute band). 773-927-6073.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/28, Michael Strening Jr. 773-348-7291.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, Family Style. 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.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/22, Trading Brains, Steamliner, Haeger's Bend. 847-392-6446.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Wrathmatics. Sat 9/22, Apartment, Detholz, Magnesium, Spazztet, Monorail, Bedtime. Tue 9/25, Gizzae. Fri 9/28, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/21, 10:30 PM, Del Rey, Abilene. Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Ken Stringfellow, Peter Salett; 10:30 PM, Sunshine Fix, Four Corners, John Vanderslice (see Spot Check). Sun 9/23, 9:30 PM, Box-o-car, Push Kings. Mon 9/24, 9 PM, listening party for the new Spiritualized record. Wed 9/26, 9 PM, Yellow Hammers, Cash Brothers, Urban Twang. Thu 9/27, 9 PM, Ass Ponys (see Critic's Choice), Bigger Lovers, Great Crusades. Fri 9/28, 10 PM, American Analog Set, AM/FM, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Denison Witmer, Adam Marsland, Ben Connelly; 10:30 PM, Mason Jennings, Convoy. Sun 9/30, 8 PM, Lucy Kaplansky, Andrew Kerr. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/22, Jostelen Weed. Sat 9/29, Rubber. 630-372-2900.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri

9/21, Plain White T's, Don't Look Down, Close Enough. Mon 9/24, Zar Buddies, Fade 213, Punch 50. Tue 9/25, Fallacy, Jamie Chura. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 9/27, Dorks, Three Dudes & a Dead Chick, Deadly Numbers. Fri 9/28, Penny & the Loafers, Mike, Short Arm Trick. Sat 9/29, Midway, Holden's Catch, Mayfield. 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Frontline, Seel, Spitball, Kanser, Fine Artz. Sat 9/22, New York Drag Kings. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike hosted by DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & AM/PM. Fri 9/28, Upside of Down. 773-278-6600.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Thursdays, 10 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-296-9620.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 9/21, Tommi Zender, Peter Salett, Andras Jones. Sun 9/23, Urban Twang. Mon 9/24, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Wed 9/26, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Ellen Rosner. Thu 9/27, Autumn Grieves, Naomi Ashley, Ivan Klipstein. Fri 9/28, Shara Worden, Stuart Davis. Sun 9/30, Kristin Shout, Julie Frost, Nomad Planets. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Leroy Fix, All Systems Halt, Rev Luv. Sat 9/22, Lank Fame, American Standard, Stendeck 5. Wed 9/26, Dorks, Super Ultra Custom Plus, Guilty Cock. Fri 9/28, Peelers, Rock 'n' Roll Daredevils, Muchacha. Sat 9/29, Orson's Well. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 9 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton

Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

VAIL STREET CAFE 19 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Music at 8 PM. Fri 9/21, Remember Rome. 847-392-1164.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 9/22, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Fri 9/28, Kato the Houseboy. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 9/21, Stone Free. Sat 9/22, open stage. Fri 9/28, Garble. Sat 9/29, Turkies Dunn. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Emeline Michel, Zeleke. Sat 9/22 and Mondays, RSB. Tuesdays, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Wed 9/26, Carl Brown. Fri 9/28, Ark Band. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Cedarcase, Paging Raymond. Tue 9/25, 56 Hope Road. Wednesdays, Domestic Problems. Fri 9/28, Justin Planasch & the Downpours, Cowboy Kent Rose. Sat 9/29, Fat Time, Pelvic Delta. 773-929-1300.

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ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Eddie & DJ Breeze spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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, DJ Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: DJ Rudy spins merengue, bachata, house, and disco 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 312-733-3512.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Gene Lopez & Brian Borden. Saturdays, David Britton. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Mondays, DJ Friendly. Tuesdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, DJ Aaron. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

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.

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. Saturdays, DJs John Jackson, Christopher Robin & Greg Haus spin trance and progressive house. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam (Sun 9/30, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). 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. Fridays, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Slacky J, DJs Red Lox. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, DJs Steve Melvage & Joe Buddah. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 9/26, Marcus Intalex, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 9/27, 8 PM, DJ Junk Roc, DJ Madrid, Magas, Pulseprogramming, DJ Ray_rod, Tommie Sunshine. 773-235-9100.

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

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.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. 312-475-9800.

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Mediterrano DJ Red Lox spins music from the Middle East and Europe. 312-397-0000.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 9/25, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs spin progressive house. Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Georgie Porgie, Papo Sanchez, Soul Foundation with Obioma, DJs Xavier Joshua & Tony Cano. Sat 9/22, DJ Excape. Sun 9/23, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 9/28, Darude. Sat 9/29, Madison Avenue, DJ Lulu, DJ Hugo. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, DJs Victor Rocha & Mike Pierce and DJ Martin Luna (Fri 9/21 benefit for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army). 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 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 MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

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.

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 9/24, 10 PM, PLAY DJs spin (no cover). 773-489-6457.

DJ M. RACZYLA performs at an opening reception for Flatform studio's multimedia exhibition; free admission. Fri 9/28, 7 PM, Flatform, 726 W. 18th. 312-733-0634.

DJs IXL & EXCESS perform "Hop Fu" to the film The Prodigal Son. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2305.

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). Fri 9/28, Kevin Yost. Sat 9/29, DJ Nader, DJ Red Lox. 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 (Sat 9/29, Tony Rayos & Jay Funk, DJ Confusion, DJ Khaaliq). Sundays, DJ Javier Temple. Thursdays, DJs spin house. 312-733-7800.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and funk. Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" (9/23 with Damon Locks, Wayne Montana & Fred Wells). 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7 PM-midnight Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-1944.

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

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

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, Eric Daley. Tuesdays, Doc, Mickey International. Wednesdays, DJ Hello Kitty. Thursdays, Gary Guy & Kevin Maxey. 773-252-4090.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Vince Lawrence, Eric Ross, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, DJ Flipside. 312-587-8469.

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

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.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 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. Thursdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs David Britton & Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJs Speed & Flipside, DJ Mike Steele. 773-528-3400.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Brian Borden. 773-665-1110.

LINCOLN PARK ATHLETIC CLUB 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM. 773-477-3661.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM, DJ Kwest. Saturdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Sundays, Tha Afterset Players with Marz play acid jazz. 312-649-5874.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. 773-975-9244.

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.

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.

MFX1 860 W. Evergreen: Sound installation with live music performances from 6-10 PM. Fri 9/21, 8fatfat8, DJ Tobias. Sat 9/22, Apsaras Dreaming, Dayhota, Lady D. Sun 9/23 and Sun 9/30, Soul Foundation with DJ Traxx. Tue 9/25, DJ Nosmo, Pointy Teeth, DJ Luke Stokes. Thu 9/27, 3 Degrees. Fri 9/28, Spheres of Influence, J. Davis Trio, AM/PM. Sat 9/29, Guidance Record, Midnight Express, David Alvarado vs. Tobias Berblinger. www.mfx1.com.

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.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop. Saturdays, DJs Geoff & R.A.F. spin electro industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/21, 10 PM, DJs spin at a WZRD benefit. 773-728-5010.

NIKEETA'S 633 Sibley, Dolton: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike D. spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. 708-849-9192.

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: DJ Tankboy spins funk and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Alo spin hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Malort. Thursdays, 2 AM, DJ Tasso. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (5 AM Saturdays). 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly after 10:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Mood, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Oscar McMillan, DJ Mood. Tuesdays, Lady D. Wednesdays, Hector Lopez, DJ V. Thursdays, DJ Mood, Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

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.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 9/22, Bad Boy Bill, DJ Chris Walsh, Frique & Majid. Thu 9/27, Seb Fontaine. 312-733-6699.

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. Sundays, Lee Collins & Sadar, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Shon Dervis. Tuesdays, Derrick Carter, DJ Matty. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs spin. Thursdays, David Balquiedra. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 9/21, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, Lady D. Sat 9/22, Greg Norwood, Darrell Woodson, Kenny Carvajal. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mon 9/24, DJ Rekha, TS Soundz, Radio Hiro, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJs Seraphine, Julio Bishop, Hakim Murphy & Josh Deep spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Rekleiner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thu 9/27, Artful Dodger, Joe Phillips, Justin Reed. Fri 9/28, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 9/28, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Sativa. 773-549-4140.

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 Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

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. Sundays, 10 PM-3 AM, "Whiplash" fetish night with Scary Lady Sarah, DJ Chilli Winters. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Paulo & J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, Shakejunt DJs spin rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEMPTATIONS 10235 Grand, Franklin Park: DJs spin 6 PM-5 AM Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, DJ Beth spins progressive house. 847-455-0088.

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

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/21, Kevin Saunderson, Brian G., Frique, percussionist Louie Louie. Fri 9/28, Larry Heard, Bernard Badie, Frique, Dayhota, percussionist Louie Louie. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, DJ Mungo spins R&B, funk, and old school. 773-327-2739.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJs Martin "Boogie Man" Luna & Artie Czaja spin progressive trance and vocal house. 312-832-1717.

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.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 9/21, Mark Grant. Fri 9/28, Mark Farina. Sat 9/29, Monika Kruse. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BEAUSOLEIL, MARCIA BALL Sold out. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CANTRELLS Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

EDDIE FROM OHIO, DA VINCI'S NOTEBOOK Fri 9/28, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FRED HOLSTEIN, ANNA STANGE Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

MOONSHINE WILLY Free concert. Fri 9/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOUNTAIN HEART, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Assembly of God Church, 1201 N. Dean, Woodstock. 847-726-0521.

CARRIE NEWCOMER Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

TANGLEFOOT Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630. Sun 9/30, 7 PM (with opening band Shank's Pony), Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Park City. 847-949-5355.

DWIGHT YOAKAM, GARY ALLAN See Critic's Choice. Sun 9/23, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, CORNMEAL Sat 9/22, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MARY YOUNGBLOOD, WADE FERNANDEZ Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Tommy Peoples & Sean Tyrrell. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Cornmeal. 773-478-4408.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 9/28, Carol Kinsey. 630-778-9090.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 9/21, Fallen Angels. 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 9/21, 9:30 PM, Velvet Green. Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Gavin Coyle. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Dalriada. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 9/22, Joey Edwin. Sat 9/29, Joel Tyson. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-473-5263.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Napper Tandy. Sat 9/22, Fast Eddie. Fri 9/28, Seamus O'Kane & friend. Sat 9/29, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 9/22, 9:30 PM, Beausoleil. Tue 9/25, 8:30 PM, Dave Van Ronk, Steve Young. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 9/22, Carolyn Cruso. Sat 9/29, Lil' Rev. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 773-489-5471.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Fri 9/28, 9:30 PM, Dark Green Bottles, Evidence, Sugar Lips. Sat 9/29, 9 PM, benefit for Thresholds with Al Day & others. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 9/22, 5th annual Hideout Block Party (see Spot Check; benefits P.L.A.Y., Lawrence Hall, and the Red Cross): 2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 3 PM, Dr. Israel & Seven; 4 PM, Kelly Hogan; 5 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 6 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire; 7 PM, Bare Jr.; 8 PM, New Pornographers with Neko Case; 9 PM, Baldwin Brothers. 773-227-4433.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 9 PM, and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 9/24, 9:30 PM, Jim DeWan, Liz Knowles, Sean Clelland (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Paul McHugh. Fri 9/28, Joe McShane. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 9/22, O'Briens. Sat 9/29, Recliners. 630-513-6300.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Gareth Woods. Sat 9/22, Houndz. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 9/26, Callahan, BS Brass Band, John Williams (no cover). 847-869-0450.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Tue 9/25, 8 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 9/25, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Will Kimbrough, Bill Passalaqua. Sat 9/29, 10:30 PM, Mason Jennings, Convoy. Sun 9/30, 8 PM, Lucy Kaplansky, Andrew Kerr. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 9/21, Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern. Fri 9/28, Cantrells. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sat 9/22, 8 PM, "Will Folk for Food" with Lis Harvey, Sarah Pinkser. 773-929-3680.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLACK UMFOLOSI, CHICAGO PRAISE ENSEMBLE Wed 9/26, 7 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

JO JO & THE BLUES TRAIN Free in-store performance. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MAXWELL STREET BLUES JAM Sundays, 1 PM, Old Maxwell Street Market, Maxwell & Halsted. 312-831-1051 or 312-341-3696.

SOUTHSIDERS Free in-store performance. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Curtis Robinson Group. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, C.J.'s All-Star Revue with Mimi Jackson, Mike McCall & Tony Whitehead (no cover). 773-734-0491.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 9/25, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Chico Banks Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 9/25, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Johnny Moore Band 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 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, John Primer & the Real Deal. Sun 9/23, Jimmy Burns. Mon 9/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 9/25, Lindsey Alexander. Wed 9/26, Pistol Pete. Thu 9/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 9/23, 11 AM, Chris Walz. Sun 9/30, 11 AM, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue. Sat 9/29, Larry McCray. 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 9/21, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Matt "Guitar" Murphy with Brother John, Eric George Band. Sat 9/22, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Rod Piazza, Steepwater Band. Sun 9/23, Doug McDonald. Mon 9/24, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 9/25, Matthew Skoller. Wed 9/26, Phil Guy. Thu 9/27, Sharrie Williams. Fri 9/28, 5:30 PM, Jim Green (no cover); 9:30 PM, James Cotton, Joel Paterson. Sat 9/29, 6:30 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Walter Trout, Jay Stulo Band. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/22, Eric Noden. Mon 9/24, DJ Ethan spins R&B. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues and gospel. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Dan Gillogly. 312-433-0025.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Sat 9/22, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICAGO BEACH CAFE Theater on the Lake, Fullerton and Lake Shore Dr.: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 PM, Professor John Band (no cover). 773-404-3600.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Deborra. 312-341-9787.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Sat 9/22, 10:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-541-4700.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Thu 9/27, Kingsnakes. Fri 9/28, Joe Moss Band. 847-821-1234.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Dizzy Bolinski & the Bluesline Express (no cover). 773-528-4033.

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Tue 9/25, 9 PM, Professor John Band. 773-878-5552.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 9/22, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. Tue 9/25, 8:30 PM, Dan "King" Kahn Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 9/29, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 708-484-3610.

HARVEY INN 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Sundays, 5 PM, Harmonica Jack & the Harvey Houserockers (no cover). 708-596-6927.

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 9/21, 7 PM, Robert. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Sat 9/22 and Thu 9/27, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Wed 9/26, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Sat 9/29, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Preston Shannon. Mondays and Wed 9/26, Chick Rodgers. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Sandra Hall. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Howard Scott & Andre Taylor with Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams. Thu 9/27, Carl Weathersby, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Eddie King. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose Band. 312-566-0555.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 10 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-826-0317.

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.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 9/22, Big Sweaty Men. Sat 9/29, King Corey. 773-252-1155.

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

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Sat 9/29, 4 PM, Phil Barron's Boogie Trio. 312-664-1650.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 9/25, Billy Flynn Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Mississippi Heat. Sat 9/22, Billy Flynn Band. Wed 9/26, Keith Scott Band. Thu 9/27, Suede & Skip. Sat 9/29, Mississippi Heat. 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. Fri 9/28, Howard & the White Boys. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 9/29, Geneva Red & the Roadsters. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 9/21, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 9/22, Jump City Voodoo. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 9/26, John Primer. Thu 9/27, Joe Moss. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Eddy Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 9/23, Jimmy Burns. Mon 9/24, Michael Coleman & the Funk Band. 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 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wed 9/26, Sharon Lewis. Thu 9/27, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Sugar Blue. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Pistol Pete. Sat 9/22, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Fri 9/28, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 9/29, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 9/21, Sat 9/22, and Mon 9/24, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All Stars. Fri 9/28, Wabi Blues Project. Sat 9/29, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Sat 9/29, Chicago Express. 630-264-2739.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/22, Pat Smillie Band. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RUBEN ALVAREZ & CHUCHITO VALDES Tue 9/25, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts Duke Ellington's Black, Brown & Beige. Sat 9/22, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Wed 9/26, 7 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6180.

RICHARD ELLIOT Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PARIS COMBO Thu 9/27, 7:30 PM, Theatre J143, Business and Social Science Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Benefit concert. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 3 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

ALISON RUBLE & LIBBY YORK with Jeremy Kahn, Rob Amster, Tim Davis & Louis Stockwell; benefit for Fourth Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Programs. Sun 9/23, 12:30 PM, Gold Coast Room, Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton. 312-787-2729, ext. 231.

SHAWN SALMON TRIO Free concert. Mon 9/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAMES SANDERS & CONJUNTO Free concert. Fri 9/28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

UPTOWN RHYTHM EXPRESS Fri 9/28, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

JOE VITO & CAROLE MARCH Free concert. Tue 9/25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 9/21, noon, Peter Roothan, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 9/22, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Jeanne Lambert Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 9/26, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Bill Cochran; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet. Fri 9/28, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 9/29, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Francine Griffin Quintet. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr & guitarist Toby Wallace. Sun 9/30, 9 PM, Jimmy Tillman Trio performs at a kick-off breakfast for Black Arts Week. 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, 6-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 9/23 and Mon 9/24, Gerald McClendon. Tue 9/25 through Sat 9/29, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 9/30, Gerald McClendon. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, 5 PM, Leon Keyes & Phriends. 630-325-2900.

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: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 9/26, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 9/22, 11 AM, Matt Fisher. Sat 9/29, 11 AM, Hunter Adams. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 9/29, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CAFE BOLERO 2252 N. Western: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, singers' jam session with Marvinetta & Company. 773-227-9000.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 9/27, Tunia & Jazz Solution. Fri 9/28, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 773-384-2547.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & John Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/22, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11:30 AM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the Cigar Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Les Walton Trio. Sundays, 5 PM, Gary Tu 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, 8 PM, East Winds. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Trio. 312-467-0546.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Sundays, noon-2 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tue 9/25, Ori Kaplan Percussion Ensemble with Tom Heasley. Wed 9/26, 7:30 PM, Leroy Jenkins. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant; no cover. Wed 9/26, 4:30 PM, and Fri 9/28, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 9/27, Matt Erion Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 9/22, Jazz Vertigo. Sat 9/29, Airborne. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 9/23, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9 PM, and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

FOR LOVERS ONLY 3451 S. Michigan: Social club. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Great Black Music Be Jazz" with the Vincent Davis Quartet, followed by afterset sessions. 312-842-6199.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 9/29, Angel Afro-Cuban Latin Band. 773-256-1570.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 9/21, Equinox 5. Sat 9/22, Shaken & Stirred with Suzanne Knuti. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 9/28, Upbeat Trio. Sat 9/29, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 9/27, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 9/21, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Billy Harper Quintet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Billy Harper Quintet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/23, 11 PM, and Mon 9/24, 9 PM, Two for Brazil. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 9/28, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 9/29, 8 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 9/30, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Thu 9/27, 9 PM, David Jennings Acoustic Ensemble. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 9/25, 7 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque; 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik. Thu 9/27, 7 PM, Black Earth Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 9/23, Design Flaw, Pots & Pans. Sun 9/30, Treehouse Project. 773-935-2118.

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 9/21 through Sun 9/23, Charles Lloyd Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 9/25 through Sun 9/30, Jackie McLean Quintet. 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. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Ken Chaney. Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Thu 9/27, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company (no cover). 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham/Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotta. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Thursdays, 10 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM nightly. 630-543-1010.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, and Wed 9/26, 7:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Mauree Hunter, Reginald T. McCants & Buddy Fambro. Thu 9/27, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Wed 9/26, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S 3205 N. Leavitt: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-5373.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Thomas Ankersmit & others. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Silver Measure. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 8 PM, the Ken & Jim Show. 847-869-0450.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. Fri 9/28, 9 PM, Silver Measure. 773-743-3355.

ODDO'S 3535 N. Pulaski: Restaurant with music at 9 PM. Fri 9/21, Frank Lamphere Trio. 773-583-6163.

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 9/21, Barclay 3. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Buddy Fambro Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Cory Radford/Jon Lundbom Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Fri 9/28, 7 PM, Bradley Williams performs preceding a partial screening of the video Wrigley Field, Beyond the Ivy. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 9/21, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Tuey Connell Quartet. Sat 9/22, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sundays, Russell Rowe Trio. Mon 9/24, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 9/26, Steve Million Trio. Thursdays, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 9/28, 6 PM, Donny Niccolo; 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 9/29, Elijah Levi Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/22, Tuey Connell Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie/Liam Davis Duo. Fri 9/28, Rankinfyle. Sat 9/29, Rick Shandling Trio. 847-266-1313.

THE ROOM 5900 N. Broadway: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Gloria Shannon. 773-989-7666.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

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

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Musical Vibrations. 708-922-9950.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 9/22, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays, 6:30-9:30 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.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 9/24, Ryan Shultz. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 8 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 8 PM, Joe Thomas. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 9/21, Peter Kowald, Hamid Drake, and Assif Tsahar (see Critic's Choice). Sat 9/22, R.J. Temple Quartet. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 9/27, Gordon Emmanuel Quartet. Fri 9/28 and Sat 9/29, Andrew Lamb Trio. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Fri 9/21, Kimberly Gordon. Sat 9/22, Francine Griffin. 773-404-4555.

VIVA JAVA 1147 W. Granville: Sundays, 4 PM, Ikkyu. 773-274-8040.

WILLOW ON WAGNER 1519 Wagner, Glenview: Restaurant and bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-724-5100.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-929-1300.

WYNDHAM LISLE HOTEL 3000 Warrenville, Lisle: Music in the Wyndham Symposium Room. Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Marlene Rosenberg. 630-325-8624.

international

concerts

BLACK UMFOLOSI, CHICAGO PRAISE ENSEMBLE Wed 9/26, 7 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

VALERIE SALGADO BOOKER performs Latin jazz, boleros, and Brazilian and Colombian folk music. Wed 9/26, 7 PM, Independence branch, Chicago Public Library, 3548 W. Irving Park. 312-744-0900.

PANDIT HARIPRASAD CHAURASIA Hindustani classical music concert (bansuri). Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 847-858-4493.

AVISHAI COHEN & THE INTERNATIONAL VAMP BAND, GORAN IVANOVIC & FAREED HAQUE Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CONTINENTAL DRIFT Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Live radio broadcast at 12:30 PM; free admission. Fri 9/21, Emeline Michel. Mon 9/24, Rup Tung Cack. Tue 9/25, Mutabaruka, Shankar, Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayakram, Gingger. Thu 9/27, Black Umfolosi. 312-744-6630.

ANGEL D'CUBA Wed 9/26, 7 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-431-1330.

GEORGE DAVIDSON & EUGENIO LEON MIRANDA Piano and Paraguayan harp. Sat 9/22, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 847-382-4235.

ECLIPSE Thu 9/27, 7 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

FLECHSIG'S BAND performs at Oktoberfest 2001 (benefit for First Saint Paul's Building Restoration Fund). Sat 9/22, 5 PM, First Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 312-642-7172.

GOLEC ORKIESTRA Free in-store performance. Fri 9/28, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

ELY GUERRA Free performance. Sat 9/29, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

LAS GUITARRA DE ESPANA, ENSEMBLE ESPANA perform with Latin dance ensembles at a benefit for Children's Memorial Hospital's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and the Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital of Loyola University Pediatric Oncology Department. Fri 9/21 and Sat 9/22, 8 PM, and Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 4730 N. Sheridan. 312-344-8300 or 312-427-2572.

SLAVEK HANZLIK Free in-store performance. Tue 9/25, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

ILGI Free concerts. Mon 9/24, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Mon 9/24, 6 PM, Harper Court, 52nd Place and Harper. 773-363-8282. Sat 9/29, noon, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414.

ILGI, SLAVEK HANZLIK & GROOVY LIX INTERNATIONAL Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GORAN IVANOVIC & FAREED HAQUE Free in-store performance. Sun 9/23, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MUTABARUKA & THE SKOOL BAND Free concert. Tue 9/25, 6 PM, Harper Court, 52nd Place and Harper. 773-363-8282.

MUTABURUKA & THE SKOOL BAND, ALL NATURAL, CHERRY NATURAL Wed 9/26, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

NGO THANH NHAN Music workshop. Thu 9/27, 2 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

PAPIUMBA BIG BAND, LIVITY NYAHBINGHI CHOIR Tue 9/25, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

PARIS COMBO Thu 9/27, 7:30 PM, theater, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

RUP TUNG CACK Free in-store performance. Wed 9/26, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

SACAL performs Caribbean music; free concert. Sat 9/29, 3 PM, Harper Court, 52nd Place and Harper. 773-288-1538.

SHOZO SATO Kabuki master performs "Matsukaze: The Salt Maidens." Sat 9/29, noon, Price Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

SIMON SHAHEEN & QANTARA Free in-store performance. Sat 9/22, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

SHANKAR, ZAKIR HUSSAIN, VIKKU VINAYAKRAM, GINGGER Free concert. Tue 9/25, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

COLLEEN SPRINGER performs Latin American music on guitar. Sat 9/22, 2 PM, Daley branch, Chicago Public Library, 3400 S. Halsted. 312-747-8990. Wed 9/26, 6 PM, Vodak/East Side branch, Chicago Public Library, 10542 S. Ewing. 312-747-5500.

TARIKA Sat 9/22, 1 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400. Sun 9/23, 7 PM (with Ernest Dawkins and the Live the Spirit Community Band), theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

TRIBUS FUTURAS performs music from the Andes. Sat 9/22, 2 PM, Albany Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball. 312-744-1933. Thu 9/27, 6:30 PM, Brighton Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 4314 S. Archer. 312-747-0666.

URNA performs songs from the Mongolian Grasslands. Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Mon 9/24, 7 PM, Storefront Theater, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

WORLD OF WORDS, JOHN BALABAN, NGO THANH NHAN Music workshop. Thu 9/27, 6:30 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-665-7400.

YAT-KHA Tuvan music ensemble. Sun 9/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Tommy Peoples & Sean Tyrrell. 773-478-4408.

BLACK FOREST 8840 Waukegan, Morton Grove: Saturdays, 6 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 847-965-3113.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: 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.

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 9/26, 10:30 PM, DJs Lulu & Luis; 11 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo. 773-325-2233.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 9/28, 10 PM, Ely Guerra. Sat 9/29, 10 PM, Funkadesi. 773-489-3160.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sat 9/29, Ely Guerra, Eternals. 773-276-3600.

FOURTH WORLD 3440 N. Southport: Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus performs and hosts a drum circle. 773-404-5200.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Habib Koite & Bamada. Sat 9/22, 9 PM, Tarika; 11 PM, Emeline Michel. Sun 9/23, 8 PM, Azukar, Joaquin Diaz. Mon 9/24, 7 PM, Slavek Hanzlik. Tue 9/25, 7 PM, Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque; 9 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wed 9/26, 9 PM, Eclipse. Thu 9/27, 7 PM, Black Earth Ensemble; 9 PM, Black Umfolosi. Fri 9/28, 7 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 9/30, 4 PM, Azucena Vega; 7 PM, Hot Domingos; 10 PM, DJ Red Lox. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJ Sean Joyce; 10 PM, Casolando (on the Back Porch Stage). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sundays, noon-2 PM, flamenco guitarist Eugenie Danilov. 773-348-7592.

MI FAMILIA 1931 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin salsa, merengue, and rock en espanol. 773-297-3178.

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, DJ El Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays and Sat 9/22, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music. 773-736-9498.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Cuban restaurant with live music. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Hector Silviera y Su Orquesta. Sundays, 6 PM, Cesar Fuentes. Thursdays, 7 PM, Mellina. 773-509-9332.

THE ROOSTER 811 W. Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 9/29, Chicago Samba, Choro na Feira. 312-733-6577.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Sat 9/29, Casolando, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-278-6600.

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. Fri 9/21, 9 PM, Emeline Michel, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

classical

JASON ALDEN organ (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Walton, Sousa, Rorem, Ferko, Thalben-Ball, Gigout, Matthias, Guilmant). Sun 9/30, 4 PM, Pullman United Methodist Church, 112th and Saint Lawrence. 708-345-6724 or 219-922-1794.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (Grier, Tchaikovsky, Brahms). Sun 9/23, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BORROMEO STRING QUARTET (Copland, Debussy, Beethoven). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

BRAD BRICKNER AND CAMPBELL L. McNEAL clarinet and piano, in a free recital (Szalowski, Errante, Crosse, Bernstein). Thu 9/27, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CAMERATA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO (Boccherini, Castelnuovo-Tedesco). Sun 9/23, 5:30 PM, Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago, Evanston. 847-475-6100.

NAZZERENO CARUSI piano (D. Scarlatti, Liszt). Fri 9/21, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller, conductor (Monteverdi, Miller, and others). Sun 9/30, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Bach, Wagner, Honegger, Hindemith). Sun 9/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 9/21, 8:30 PM ("Opening Night Gala"), and Sat 9/22, 7 PM (as part of Marshall Field's Day of Music; see separate listing in Fairs & Festivals), Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Maxim Vengerov. See Critic's Choice. Thu 9/27 through Sat 9/29, 8:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and soprano Elizabeth Connell (Wagner, Carter). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Barenboim conducts a chamber music concert (Carter, Thomas). Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220

S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO WINDS in a free concert. Mon 9/24, 5:30 PM, Harris Bank, 4531 N. Broadway. 312-294-3815.

CORINTHIAN TRIO (Haydn, Debussy, Tchaikovsky). Fri 9/21, 8 PM, and Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with violinist Pinchas Zukerman (Rossini, Respighi, Beethoven). Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

SUSAN HOFFMAN soprano, in a free recital. Wed 9/26, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MICHAEL KIMMELMAN piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Haydn, Chopin). Free admission. Wed 9/26, 12:15 PM (with preconcert talk at 11:30 AM), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

OTTO M. KRAEMER performs organ improvisations. Fri 9/28, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

VLADIMIR LEYETCHKISS piano, in a free recital (Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Wagner/Liszt). Sun 9/23, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with pianist Jeffrey Panko (Mozart, Beethoven). Mon 9/24, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 9/22, 7 PM, and Tue 9/25 and Fri 9/28, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Renee Fleming, tenor Ben Heppner, and baritone Lucio Gallo (Verdi, Otello). 312-332-2244.

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

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents mezzo-soprano Maia Surace and violinist Joanna Turska in a free recital. Mon 9/24, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453 or 312-744-6630.

JON NAKAMATSU piano (Wolfl, Schumann, Arrigo, Liszt). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Moser Performing Arts Center, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

NEWBERRY CONSORT Thu 9/27, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), and Fri 9/28, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle. Sat 9/29, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT I features music of Athanasios Zervas, Dinos Constantinides, Michael Burritt, and others. Sat 9/29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE with clarinetist Charlene Zimmerman (Martinu, Amon, Tchaikovsky). Sun 9/23, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Sun 9/30, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1266 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET with violist Roland Vamos in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Kritz). Sun 9/23, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

ANNIE PICARD, JULIE GOLDBERG, AND KUANG-HAO HUANG voice, guitar, and piano, with other North Park University faculty members (Villa-Lobos, Walton, and others). Fri 9/21, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5567.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free concert. Sat 9/29, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOEL RANEY AND JANE HOLSTEIN piano and organ. Sun 9/30, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

CHRISTIAN RINGENDAHL performs organ music of Josef Rheinberger. Fri 9/21, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

ST. BENEDICT'S FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Matthew Wolka, conductor (Brahms, R. Strauss, Copland, and others). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-588-6484, ext. 203.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Schubert, Bach, Haydn, Smetana, Puccini, Gluck). Sun 9/23, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

STEVEN WENTE organ, with others. Sun 9/23, 3 PM, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Chicago, 4939 W. Montrose. 773-736-1112.

WINDY CITY STRINGS Sat 9/22, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

fairs & festivals

CELEBRATE ROGERS PARK CARNIVAL 2001 United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse: Sat 9/22, 6:30 PM, Bank One Gospel Choir, United Church of Rogers Park Ensemble. 773-761-2500.

DOWNTOWN OAK PARK OKTOBERFEST North and Marion, Oak Park: Fri 9/21, 5 PM, Oak Park Blues All-Stars; 8 PM, Sugar Blue. Sat 9/22, noon, Cirrus Falcon; 2 PM, David Young; 4 PM, Isa Starr; 6 PM, Joanna Connor with Buzz Kilman; 8 PM, Shemekia Copeland. Sun 9/23, noon, Alte Kameraden; 2 PM, Planet Strange; 4 PM, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers; 6 PM, Mighty Blue Kings. 708-383-4145.

ELMHURST CITY CENTRE OKTOBERFEST 2001 Elmhurst City Centre Plaza, York and Schiller, Elmhurst: Sat 9/29, 3 PM, Sarah Benkendorf; 4 PM, Lederhosen Duo; 7 PM, Dick Theml & the Alpiners. 630-993-1600.

ESCHIKAGOU POWWOW Midway Plaisance, University of Chicago, 59th and Dorchester: Sat 9/22, 10 AM-8 PM, and Sun 9/23, 10 AM-6 PM, (reggae ensemble Native Roots performs at 7 PM), free Gathering of Nations event features American Indian musicians, dancers, artisans, and food. 888-974-5004 or 505-836-2810.

FARM HERITAGE FESTIVAL Lakewood Forest Preserve, Rte. 176 and Fairfield, Wauconda: Sat 9/22, noon, Judy Robinson; 1 PM, Jim Kanas. Sun 9/23, 11 AM, Neil Whitlam; noon, Judy Robinson; 1 PM, Neil Whitlam. 847-968-3400.

FIESTA PARA TODOS Brookfield Zoo, First Ave. and 31st St., Brookfield: Sat 9/22, noon, Trios los Chalanes. Sun 9/23, noon, Mariachi Juvenil Tenoxtitlan; 2 PM, Sones de Mexico. Festival also features folkloric dance performances. 708-485-0263, ext. 328.

57TH STREET CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR 57th St. between Kimbark and Dorchester: Sun 9/23, 2:30 PM, Susan Salidor; 3:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Beatles Ensemble, Rup Tung Cack, Susan Salidor; 4 PM, Hyde Park Symphony; 4:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Beatles Ensemble. 773-536-8103 or 773-702-8359.

FOX VALLEY OKTOBERFEST Rte. 31 south of Rte. 20, Elgin: Fri 9/21, 6 PM-midnight, Sat 9/22, noon-midnight, and Sun 9/23, noon-8 PM, Phenix, Johnny Wagner Band, Rheinischer Verein Fanfaren & others. 847-888-2287.

FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS' FAIR Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills: Sat 9/29, 12:30 and 3:30 PM, singer/songwriter Gaia. Festival also features storytellers, puppeteers, and educational presentations. 708-974-5740.

MARSHALL FIELD'S DAY OF MUSIC presents music on various stages at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sat 9/22, noon, violinist Maxim Vengerov and pianist Daniel Barenboim (Bach and others; see Critic's Choice), Chicago Symphony Orchestra Percussion Scholarship Group, Anthony Quartet, Mariachi Guadalajara; 1 PM, Ella Jenkins, John Work Chorale; 1:15 PM, organist David Schrader (Bach); 2 PM, Civic Orchestra of Chicago with the Apollo Chorus, Elgin Choral Union, Naperville North High School Chorus, and South Shore Community Chorus in a sing-along program (Handel, Britten, Wagner), Lincoln Quartet, Ralph Covert, finalists from 2001 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions (Telemann, Creston, and others); 3 PM, Guadagnini Trio, Old Town School of Folk Music Wiggleworms perform children's music, Betty Xiang & Wei Yang perform Chinese traditional music; 4 PM, DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, violinist Yuan-Qing Yu and violist Russell Hershow (Bach, Mozart, Britten), FACC Cultural Ensemble; 5 PM, members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus perform opera excerpts, children's "drum-along"; 6 PM, jazz pianist Jodie Christian, guitarists Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque, Golosa performs Russian choral music; 7 PM, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (see separate listing in Classical), Don Stiernberg Quartet, L'Opera Piccola (Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, and others), Jackie Allen; 8 PM, members of Civic Orchestra of Chicago (Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire), Frank D'Rone Quartet; 8:15 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express; 9 PM, members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Wagner, Berlioz, Mahler, Elgar, Britten), David "Honeyboy" Edwards; 9:30 PM, David Young's New Republic; 10 PM, Simon Shaheen & Quantara, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Low Brass Ensemble; 10:15 PM, Erwin Helfer; 10:45 PM, Fred Anderson Trio; 11:15 PM, Casolando, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; 12:15 AM, Hoochie Suit. 312-294-3000.

PEACE FEST Cricket Hill, Lincoln Park, Montrose and the Lake: Sat 9/22, noon, David Azizi; 12:15 PM, Catfish Jenkins; 1 PM, Cleo Patrick & Ambidextrous; 2 PM, Info Nympho; 3 PM, Electric Medicine; 4 PM, Milk Plow; 5 PM, Trading Brains; 6 PM, Soul Food; 7 PM, Old #8; 8 PM, Off Broadway. Sun 9/23, noon, Sabrina; 12:15 PM, Subconscious Collective; 1 PM, Leroy Fix; 2 PM, Spare Change; 3 PM, I Love Rich; 4 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 5 PM, Big Hello; 6 PM, Groove Pushers; 7 PM, Gypsi Fari; 8 PM, Jack Straw. 708-795-1146.

SAENGERFEST Olde Western Ave. between 132nd and 135th, Blue Island: Fri 9/21, 6 PM, 215 West; 7:30 PM, Kingsnakes; 9:15 PM, Mudcats. Sat 9/22, 6 PM, Show Choir; 7 PM, Carpacho y Su Combo; 9:30 PM, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Blues Band. 708-388-5735.

TASTE OF ROMANIA Ashland and Barry: Sat 9/22, 1:30 PM, Gina Lincan; 3 PM, Nicolae Furdui Iancu; 4 PM, Jeny Nicolau; 4:30 PM, Maria Ciobanu; 5:30 PM, Elena Carstea; 6:30 PM, Nicolae Furdui Iancu; 7:30 PM, Gina Lincan; 8 PM, Jeny Nicolau; 8:30 PM, Elena Carstea; 9 PM, Maria Ciobanu. Sun 9/23, 1:30 PM, Gina Lincan; 2 PM, Izvorasul; 3 PM, Maria Ciobanu; 4 PM, Jeny Nicolau; 4:30 PM, Nicolae Furdui Iancu; 6 PM, Elena Carstea; 7 PM, Maria Ciobanu; 8 PM, Jeny Nicolau; 8:30 PM, Elena Carstea; 9 PM, Nicolae Furdui Iancu. Festival also features folk dance performances. 773-929-8640.

miscellaneous

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free children's concert. Sun 9/30, 2 PM, Wrightwood Park, 2534 N. Greenview. 312-742-7816.

HOLY GOAT PERCUSSION Free drum circle. Sat 9/22, 4 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329 or 312-742-1938.

KALAPRIYA DANCE COMPANY Sat 9/22, 8 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-742-1938.

TRICIA SEBASTIAN Children's concert of folk music from Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia. Sat 9/22, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200. Thu 9/27, 6:30 PM, Marshall Square branch, Chicago Public Library, 2724 W. Cermak. 312-747-0061.

III OF A KIND A cappella concert, with comedian Rex Navarrete. Fri 9/21, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 9/24, Joaquin Diaz. Tue 9/25, Rup Tung Cack. Thu 9/27, Eclipse. 312-346-3278.

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