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AC ROCK Free concert. Sat 10/27, 4 PM, Community Meeting Room, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY AUTUMN CABARET with Kat Taylor, Joan Curto, Gillian Kelly, Darren Stephens, Del Coronado & the Caminos, Dawn Bach, Tom Geraty, Mary Higginbotham, Lindsay Jones, Jim Leaming, Suzanne Petri, John Sterchi & others. Mon 10/29, 7:30 PM, American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. 773-908-0675.

PAUL ANKA Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

NICHOLAS BARRON performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 11/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

TONY BENNETT Benefit concert. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, OLD 97'S, CHRIS WHITLEY'S ROCKETHOUSE perform at the Boogeyman Ball. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-836-4299 or 312-559-1212.

BLOOZE BROTHERS Sat 11/3, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

CALIFONE with filmmakers Carolyn Faber and Jeff Economy in an improvised set of music and film loops; in the second set Califone accompanies Ladislav Starewicz's The Mascot. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2305.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

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.

CUREHEADS, WOLCOTT Thu 11/1, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

RICH DANIELS & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Sat 11/3, 6 PM, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 312-738-9245.

DISTURBED, DROWNING POOL, STEREOMUD, ADEMA, SYSTEMATIC Wed 10/31, 5:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

BOB DYLAN Sat 10/27, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

PATTI ECKER Free admission. Sat 11/3, 10:30 AM, Des Plaines Public Library, 841 Graceland, Des Plaines. 847-827-5551.

FAMILY OF SOULS, PEAL, RPM, LIBIDO FUNK CIRCUS, DJ JOHN MURGES perform as part of Halloween 2001: A Scare Odyssey. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, 1501 N. Magnolia. 312-642-4500.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, MIKE DOUGHTY Wed 10/31, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

GINUWINE Sat 11/3, 8 PM, New Regal Theater, 1665 E. 79th. 773-721-9301 or 312-559-1212.

GLEN ELLYN CHILDREN'S CHORUS, MEGON McDONOUGH, MELODEERS CHORUS, PRAIRIE ECHOES CHORUS, CHORAL-AIRES Benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Biester Auditorium, Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main, Lombard. 866-482-2873.

ANNE HARRIS Free concert. Fri 11/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HILLBILLIES IN THE CITY Miss Tiger's Cabaret directed by Eric Hensley, with Lisa Rock, Angelique Evans-Manto, Kerry Lynn McSweeny, Stefan Mantyk, and Robby Nothstine. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performances. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566. Fri 11/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HOOT NIGHT ALL-STARS Free concert and tribute to Kirsty MacColl. Fri 10/26, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

IAN HUNTER, JOHN EDDIE Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

HUON, STEWARD, CHURCHBUILDER, JEN TURRELL See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/26, 9:30 PM, South Lounge, Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University. 773-753-0806 or 503-706-2468.

INCUBUS, THE START Sold out. Sat 11/3 and Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

INZANE, FREE RAINE, STEEPWATER BAND, AMERICAN MOTHERLOAD, FLATHEAD FILLUPS, GRAVELBONE, MONKEY COCKTAIL, GRAPE SODA Sun 10/28, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KANSAS, THE BOYZZ Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

KRAIG KENNING Free in-store performance. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

THE LAST WALTZ Free tribute to the last concert by the Band by students and staff of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Fri 11/2, 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARTIN LAWRENCE Sat 10/27, 8 PM, and Sun 10/28 and Mon 10/29, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

LOW, KID DAKOTA Fri 10/26, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS, PINETOP SEVEN Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BENJAMIN MATTHEWS, WILLIAM WARFIELD & ROBERT SIMS Benefit for the Evanston Ecumenical Action Council's programs for the homeless and the hungry. Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-475-1150.

AUDRA McDONALD See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

NEW FOUND GLORY, H2O, RX BANDITS, HOT ROD CIRCUIT Fri 11/2, 6:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

OLO Free in-store performance. Fri 10/26, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ORGANIC MIND UNIT, PUGSLEE ATOMZ, MANHANDLERS, 4TH ROTOR, UMANAMION and DJ Kevin Fountain perform at a benefit for Guerrilla Love Radio and Red Line Radio. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Crachouse, 1626 S. Newberry. 312-491-1062.

OYSTERHEAD, DRUMS & TUBA Sold out. Fri 11/2, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MANDY PATINKIN with pianist Paul Ford. Mon 10/29, 8 PM, Tue 10/30 and Wed 10/31, 7:30 PM, Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, 8 PM, and Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

ROCK BOTTOM REMAINDERS with Mitch Alborn, Stephen King, James McBride, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan & Scott Turow; benefit for Chicago Scores. Wed 10/31, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 800-965-4827.

STEREOLAB, FUGU See Critic's Choice. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SUM 41, UNWRITTEN LAW, GOB Sold out. Fri 10/26, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GREG TAMBLYN Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

MATTHEW WEST Free concert. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

WIDESPREAD PANIC, DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND Wed 10/31, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 10/26, 9 PM, . . . And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Explosions in the Sky, Attack Formation. Wed 10/31, 8 PM, PMS, Lunatic the Messiah, Qualo, Urbanized Music, Rec Center. Thu 11/1, 8 PM, Chamber Strings, Longitude, Kid Sniper. Fri 11/2 through Sun 11/4, 8 PM, Steve Kimock. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Thu 11/1, 9 PM, Aunt Janet. 773-348-5100.

BACKDROP CAFE 26 LaGrange Rd., LaGrange: Sat 11/3, 7 PM, Guilty. 708-354-9055.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Plan 9, Immaculate Deceptions. Sat 10/27, Headaches, Deans. Sundays, DJs Stranjah & Marcus B. spin reggae. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, DJs spin rock, rockabilly & punk. Wednesdays, DJ Machete & the Faded One, hip-hop open mike. Thursdays, DJs Ivan, Tim Burnz & Fuego tha Burnah. Fri 11/2, Herod, Regime 13. Sat 11/3, Torchlily, Nobs. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 10/26, Bucky Dent (Pink Floyd tribute), Busker Soundcheck & Bruce Lamont (Led Zeppelin tribute), Bondo (Alice Cooper tribute). Sat 10/27, Harmony Riley, Blue Logic with Phil Sheaff, Lunch. Sun 10/28, R7R, Autumn War, Court Jester. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 10/30, Bleeding Turnips, Nectarine Knockout. Wed 10/31, Arcanta, Sunday Munich. Thu 11/1, Popfly, Vultures Are Lovebirds. Fri 11/2, New Duncan Imperials, Polkaholics, Orson's Well. Sat 11/3, Bare Jr., Starch Martins, Flat Mean Tires. Sun 11/4, White Outs, Grafton, Functional Blackout. 773-281-4444.

BIG DOWNTOWN 124 S. Wabash: Wed 10/31, 6:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 312-917-7399.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Trading Brains, Waste. 773-384-0043.

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

BLUE IGUANA 17265 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, V90. 708-429-1000.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sun 10/28, 11 AM, Gayle Ritt; 8 PM, Pam Peterson. Thu 11/1, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 10/27, Crush. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 10/26, Calico Cats, Electric Magi. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wed 10/31, Jive. Thu 11/1, Jive, Frank Catalano Band. Sat 11/3, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/2, 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 10/26, Mel. Sat 10/27, Guilty. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/2, Timeless. Sat 11/3, 3rd Blast, Swank. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 10/27, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2, Sister Envy. 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.

BURTON PLACE 1447 N. Wells: Sat 11/3, 9 PM, We R. 312-644-9106.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 10/26, 9 PM, Tumbleweed. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Scrounge for Change. 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 10/26, Mashers, Crude, Indignants. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/27, Lush Budgett. Sun 10/28, Sinister Luck Ensemble. Mon 10/29, DJ Steve. Fri 11/2, Outlaw Family Band. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 10/26, 9 PM, Tractor Boy, Mammon's Grave, Infamous. 708-499-4140.

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Lootheads. Thu 11/1, Anne Harris Band. Fri 11/2, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 11/3, Kameron Fry. 708-460-1771.

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). 312-427-2856.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 10/31, DJs Norah & Jay spin spooky music. Thu 11/1, DJs Derek & Monika. 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 (11/1 with Waxer, Jeanne Newman). 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 10/26, Kisha Rhyne, Risbo, We Hit. Sat 10/27, Devil's Ball. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 11/2, David Stagl, Burning Daylights. Sat 11/3, Dan Darrah. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Simmering, Air This Side of Caution, Adam Wyle & the Coyotes. Sat 10/27, Underwater People, Plain Jane. Mon 10/29, 9:30 PM, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars. Wed 10/31, Michelle Shocked & the Perverse Allstars. Thu 11/1, Earatik Statik, Leftsetter, Brother El. Fri 11/2, Shaffer Street, Seers Poncho, Billhouse. Sat 11/3, Big Youth, Blue Riddim Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 10/26, Then Again. Sat 10/27, Core. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Lee Lessack; 10:30 PM, tribute to Tom Waits with David Balsie, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito, and Dan Stetzel. Sat 10/27, 8 and 10:30 PM, Lee Lessack. Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Stardust (music of the 1940s). Mon 10/29, 8 PM, Sara Davis, George Keating, Lisa Menninger, and Jon Weir (performing songs by Cheri Coons). Tue 10/30, 7:30 PM, benefit for the Chicago Chamber Choir with Cory Jamison & Justin Hayford (tribute to June Christy) and the Chicago Chamber Choir under the direction of Timm Adams. Thu 11/1, 8 PM, Phillip Officer. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Julie Gold. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Justin Hayford (no cover). Sun 11/4, 5 PM, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich; 7 PM, Michele Brourman & Carol Hall. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe & Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, George Howe. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 10/28, DJs Jason & Craig. Mon 10/29, DJ Delphine spins punk. Tue 10/30, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 10/31, DJ Andrew Ghoulenstein. Thu 11/1, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DILLIGAF'S 3205 N. Leavitt: Fri 10/26, 10:30 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates, Tension Wire. 773-882-8897.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Anne O'Meara Heaton. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Halloween show with Local H (Sex Pistols tribute), Figdish, Marvelkind (Billy Idol tribute), Woolworthy (Aerosmith tribute), Premium (Ratt tribute), Monster Trux (Twisted Sister tribute), Hustler (Stooges tribute). Sun 10/28, 9 PM, Halloween show with Local H (Tom Petty tribute), Beer Nuts (Beastie Boys tribute), Cells (Clash tribute), Box-o-car (Pretenders tribute), Custom On It (Iron Maiden tribute), Yakuza (Slayer tribute), Jonny Polonsky (Pixies tribute). Mon 10/29, 9 PM, Gayle Ritt, Vanessa E, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Miga, Grin. Tue 10/30, 9 PM, Jude, Michelle Branch. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, Frogs, Evil Beaver, Manhandlers. Thu 11/1, 9 PM, Speak No Evil, Monster Trux, Colonel Stem. Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Preston School of Industry, Shins, Standard. Sat 11/3, 9 PM, tribute to Gram Parsons with John Stirratt, Jay Bennett, A Band Called Horse, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby, Chamber Strings, Conservative Club, Hushdrops, Ness, Ton Szidon & John Roeser, Tijuana Hercules. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 10/26, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 10/27, Alex & the All-Stars. Mondays, Wojdyla (no cover). Tuesdays, Nobody's Romeo (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/2, Nobody. Sat 11/3, Mudy Flor. 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 10/26, Pat McCurdy. Sat 10/27, Rubber, Synge. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, Core (Creed tribute), Friends of Pete (U2 tribute), Mr. Mackey (Rage Against the Machine tribute). Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 11/2, American English (Beatles tribute band). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 10/27, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 10/29, Drexel, Luxx. Tue 10/30, Pain Scale, Triangle Green, Mojo Filter. Wed 10/31, 9:30 PM, Pinch, Gelheads, Postfader. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Further Notice. Sat 10/27, Roadhouse Dogs. Fri 11/2, Abu. Sat 11/3, Innerdrive. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Ribbon Effect, Fridge, La Makita Soma. Sat 10/27, Buff Medways, Greenhornes, Pillowmints. Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Hard Feelings, Hamicks, Ponies. Mon 10/29, TRS-80, Frontier, Salvo Beta. Tue 10/30, 9 PM, Mr. Projectile Syndrome, Mitchell Akiyama, Joshua Treble. Thu 11/1, Dishes, Burning Brides, Shams. Fri 11/2, Momus, Stereo Total. Sat 11/3, Brokeback, I-Sound, Orton Socket. Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Chiyoko, Pele, Ivory Coast. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/26 and Fri 11/2, 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 (Mon 10/29, 7th anniversary party with DJ Joe Garza, DJ Joe P., and DJ Alex). Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Dark Ritual. Fri 11/2, Rick Saucedo. Sat 10/3, Rock Bottom. 773-685-8083.

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 10/26, 6 PM, Showoff, Benjamins, Fairview; 10 PM, Sicbay, Vida Blue, Grand Ulena. Sat 10/27, 1 PM, Punch in the Face, Panic, Final Plan; 5 PM, Bhopal Stiffs, Tie That Binds, Biscayne, Spitalfield, Munition; 10 PM, Tracy & the Plastics, Misty Martinez, Panama, Absorb. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, Smog, Neil Michael Hagerty, Argentina, Universal Recovered. Tue 10/30, 8 PM, Tekulvi, Murder in the Red Barn, Rockets Red Glare, Docile Women. Wed 10/31, 7 PM, Demolition Doll Rods, Goblins, Behold the Living Corpse, Thee Cramps, Thax Douglas (and a screening of scary films and videos). Thu 11/1, 8 PM, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Sean Na Na, Ivory Coast, Radio Berlin. Fri 11/2, 6 PM, Methadones, Reunion Show, Brand New. Sat 11/3, 5 PM, Hot Water Music, 4-Squares, Peralta; 10 PM, Enon, Drowsy Birds, Me Me Me. Sun 11/4, 6 PM, Independents, Kill Devil Hills; 10 PM, Jucifer, Brought Low. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Los Straitjackets (see Spot Check), Big Sandy, World Famous Pontani Sisters. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Thu 11/1, 8:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Pat McLaughlin Band, Kevin Gordon Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: 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 10/31, A.C.E. open mike (no cover). Fri 11/2, Kraig Kenning Trio. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8:45 PM; no cover. Sat 10/27, Midnight Renegade. Sat 11/3, Exceptions. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Friends of Pete. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/2, Kimi Hayes Band. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 10/27, Danger Mouse, Dan Maragit. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sat 10/27, 50 Pound Head. Mon 10/29, Geneva Convention. Fri 11/2, Children's Hour. Sat 11/3, Steve Buscemi's Teeth. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sun 10/28, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Roscoe. Mon 10/29, 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tue 10/30, 5:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wed 10/31, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 10/28, 6 PM, Honey West & James Sebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 10/29, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 10/30, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 10/31, 7 PM, Justin Hayford. 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. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

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

GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL 353 W. Ogden, Westmont: Sun 10/28, 10 AM, Michael Moushon. 630-963-9090.

GREAT AMERICAN BAGEL 4700 Gilbert, Western Springs: Sun 10/28, noon, Michael Moushon. 708-246-5516.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 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 10/26, Riptones, Nelsonics. Sat 10/27, Beatnik Turtle, Emilie Autumn. Thu 11/1, First Hand Fix. Fri 11/2, Caviar, Webb Brothers. Sat 11/3, Uniform, Turn. 773-472-5139.

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

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, "Holler-ween" party with Dempseys, Brunswicks. 773-486-1512.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 10/31, benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with Kameron Fry, Neo Tribe, Ruck La' Rou, Sister Child, Bello. Sat 11/3, Mike & Gina, Jennie DeVoe Band, Ann McWilliams Band. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Umbrella Unlimited, Paul Hunt. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Michael Kelsey, Charlie Strater. Fri 11/2, Shadow Tribe. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 10/26, 9:30 PM, Tallulah, Autumn Defense, Birddog, Glenn Kotche. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Drive-By Truckers (see Critic's Choice). Mon 10/29, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach (no cover). Wed 10/31, 10 PM, Corn Sisters (see Spot Check), Peggy Honeywell. Thu 11/1, 8 PM, benefit for Campus Equity Week with Suran Song in Stag, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, and Geo Speedwagon. Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Bric-a-Brac, Wammo & Muff Busters, Golden Arm Trio. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Mighty Blue Kings. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Maggie Speaks. Sat 11/3, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Sat 10/27, Universal Expression. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 10/31, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Ekoostik Hookah, Railroad Earth, Shantee. Sat 10/27, Beenie Man, Tanta Metro & Devonte, Silver Cat, Kirk Davis. Sun 10/28, De La Soul, Biz. Sat 11/3, Radiators, Bottle of Justus. Sun 11/4, Huey Lewis & the News. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUNT CLUB/ALGONQUIN ROADHOUSE 440 W. Algonquin Rd., Algonquin: Sat 10/27, 9:30 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-658-1700.

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. Sun 10/28, Gizzae. Tue 10/30, DJ Swamp, Arsonist, Outfitters. Thursdays, Shiri. Fri 11/2, Sax Man. Sat 11/3, World Class Noise. 312-266-2400.

JAK'S TAP 901 W. Jackson: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, DJ Grave Digger spins at a Halloween party. 312-409-7772.

JOAN'S PLACE 6950 W. 95th, Oak Lawn: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-599-1700.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Mike & Joe. Wed 10/31, Afrodisiacs. Fri 11/2, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 11/3, Digital Underground. Sun 11/4, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Left Undone, Green Scene. Sat 10/27, benefit for Jeff Lawless Memorial Foundation with Then Again. Sundays, 7 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Tue 10/30, Derek Webb. Wed 10/31, High Plains Gypsies, Aftergrace. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. 773-975-0505.

LANIGAN'S 3119 W. 111th: Wed 10/31, 9:30 PM, Marty Sammon & Patrick Guinee. 773-233-4004.

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.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Crumble, King Candy, Soulfix. Sat 10/27, Domestic Godzilla, Sugarfriedsupero's, Milk Plow. Sun 10/28, 7:30 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, D'Funct. Tue 10/30, Wendy Morgan, Almighty Rogers. Wed 10/31, Kick the Cat, Amazing Headgear. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Sarah Hollister Band, Yes Men. Sat 11/3, Eric Howell & the Implants, Phil Angotti Band. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, California Guitar Trio, Fluid Time. Sat 10/27, Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings. Tue 10/30, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Wed 10/31, Detholz, Magnesium. Thu 11/1, "Big C Jamboree" with Rick Lindy & the Wild Ones. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Frank Orrall & friends. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 10/26, 6:30 PM, Bouncing Souls, Flogging Molly, One Man Army, Madcap; 11:30 PM, Umphrey's McGee. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, Spiritualized (see Spot Check). Fri 11/2, 6:30 PM, Suicide Machines, Ensign, Big Wig, Very Metal. Sat 11/3, 7 PM, King's X, Moke; 11:30 PM, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Professional Murder Music. Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Alien Ant Farm, Pressure 4-5, Apex Theory. 773-549-0203.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Thu 11/1, Old #8. 630-446-4001.

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, Donny Greco & Gary Filip. 312-226-5989.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Returnables, Rael Rean, the Shame, Dandy Pratts. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, X-Space, Screne. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, Anne Hutchinson, Hot Lips Messiah. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, K-Rad, Machinedrum. Fri 11/2, 9:30 PM, Yakuza, Keelhaul, Bible of the Devil. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Butterfat Mastermind, Dag Juhlin, Slowjane. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Dorian Taj, Urban Twang, Helicopter Helicopter. Mon 10/29, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Tue 10/30, 10 PM, Oval Opus, FM 1960. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel (Hall & Oates tribute), Oh My God (AC/DC tribute), Moxy Blue (Led Zeppelin tribute), Mabel Mabel (Prince tribute), Nemesis (Genesis tribute). Thu 11/1, Ether, Choice of Reign. Fri 11/2, Stunt Cat. 847-869-0450.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Menthol, Torben Floor, Ness. Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Bumpus, Triple Process, Rachael Yamagata. Sun 10/28, 9 PM, Bucky Dent (Pink Floyd tribute), Bondo (Alice Cooper tribute). Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Thu 11/1, 9 PM, the Help (Smashing Pumpkins tribute), Rock Star Club (Foreigner tribute), Wolcott (Journey tribute), Uniform (Blur tribute), Plastics Hi-Fi (Tom Petty tribute), Wes Hollywood Show (Who tribute), Sour Deluxe (Garbage tribute), National Drag (Monkees tribute). Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Tarts, Turbo ACs, Peelers. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Homunculus, Ruben Waters Loves You. 773-489-0011.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Unibrow. Sat 10/27, Big Wow, Vincents. Sun 10/28, Savitre. Wed 10/31, Hello Operator, Visce Beatha, As Good As Blank. Thu 11/1, Chalet Chalet. Fri 11/2, Red Wigglers. Sat 11/3, Surf Zombies, DJ Mr. Wiggles. 773-486-9862.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Black Cuntry Rock. Sat 10/27, Face for Radio. Wed 10/31, Blues Monks, Catfish Jenkins. Fri 11/2, FM 1960. 773-248-3093.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Old #8. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Fridays, 8 PM, Gene Garcia; 11:45 PM, David Crawford. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; midnight, John Zamojcin. Sundays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 PM-2:30 AM, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Zamojcin; 11:45 PM, Robert Boziach. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 11:45 PM, Gary Filip. 312-640-1000.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/26, 10:30 PM, Fruit Bats, Zincs, Tim Rutili. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Chris Mills, Orso; 10:30 PM, Papa M, Rock*A*Teens. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, Sonia. Mon 10/29, 8 PM, Los Straitjackets (see Spot Check), Big Sandy, World Famous Pontani Sisters. Tue 10/30, 9 PM, Imaginary Posse, Fooled by April, Dakota Floyd, Ol' Yeller. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Henslysturgis, Shame Train. Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10:30 PM, Silos, Fetch, Todd Thibaud. Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10:30 PM, Tara Jane O'Neil, K., Flashpaper. Sun 11/4, 9 PM, Beachwood Sparks, Neil Casals, Forty Piece Choir. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/3, Major Woody. 630-372-2900.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Fri 10/26, 10 PM, Dave Uhrich Band. 847-566-7000.

SHE*NANNIGANS HOUSE OF BEER 16 W. Division: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Josh Joplin Group. 312-656-2757.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Thu 11/1, 9 PM, My Name is Rar-Rar (see Spot Check), X27, Lowdown, Lovely Little Girls (see Critic's Choice), Service Anxiety. 773-227-3617.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 10/27, 9:30 PM, Foam Rubber, Paul Frigo. 708-403-1688.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Colonel Stem, Blank Theory, Madhops. Sat 10/27, Musical Vibrations. Wed 10/31, tribute to David Bowie with Chris Connelly, Mushuganas. 708-922-9950.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. Thu 11/1, 9 PM, Bemaji & House of Twang, J.T., Sophia Perkins, MIS, and discopoet Khari B. Sat 11/3, DJ Kico, DJ Spryte 1, Joe Glass, DJ Moe, Don Mallet, Sank You. 773-278-6600.

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Toy Band. 773-784-6000.

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 10/26, Hal Hixson, Dan Zapruder, Mike Merz. Sat 10/27, Kevin Leeds, Steve Thorngate, Chris Smith. Sun 10/28, Andy Scheinman, Julie Frost, Adam Marsland. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Wednesdays, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 11/1, Allette Brooks. Fri 11/2, Teddy Goldstein, Pros From Dover. Sat 11/3, Capital Sun Rays, Jonathan Rundman. Sun 11/4, Michel Tristen, Pat Burtis. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Good Goddamns. Sat 10/27, Halloween party with DJs Mungo, Pajama Party, Ed Bliss, and Dexter Feng. Tue 10/30, Lab Report. Wed 10/31, 8 PM, Five Horse Johnson, Halfway to Gone, Last Vegas, Bible of the Devil. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Decades. Sat 10/27, Lisa Rene Band. Fri 11/2, Five Year Jacket. Sat 11/3, Red Woody. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 10/26, Nestor Contrado. Wed 10/31, Genral Patton & His Privates. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Zapology. Sat 10/27, Stagalag, Aswah Greggori. Sun 10/28, Stagalag. Mondays, RSB. Tue 10/30, King of Kings, Bushman, Norris Man, Christini, Flex Dread, Nikki. Wed 10/31, Carl Brown. Thu 11/1, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Fri 11/2, RSB, Roots, Vibrations. Sat 11/3 and Sun 11/4, Universal Expression, Edi Okri. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Oh My God, Pat McDonald, Eli. Wed 10/31, 56 Hope Road, Pelvic Delta, DJ Spin. Thu 11/1, Dimebox, Cane Corso. Fri 11/2, Starch Martins, Greg Trooper, Paging Raymond. Sat 11/3, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 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. 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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul. 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 10/28, 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. Mondays, DJs Brian G & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 10/31, DJ Trace, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. 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.

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. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies (Sun 10/28, 9:30 PM, Chicago Drag Kings). 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. 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. 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.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin new wave, industrial, and electronica after 9:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-878-8241.

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. Fri 10/26, Scott Henry, DJs John Curley & Chad Sommer, Roki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Wed 10/31, DJ Teri Bristol, DJ Pat Parsons. 312-413-7000.

DJ JOHN CURLEY spins at Chicago-scene.com Halloween Costume Ball. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water. 312-226-2088.

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

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

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!" DJs Josh Abrams & Fred Wells spin (Sun 10/28 with John Herndon; Sun 11/4 with I-Sound). 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. 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.

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

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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, DJ? Acucrack, KC, Poolside, Flipside. 773-549-0203.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sundays, 9 PM, DJ Roger Chavez/Suspect 86 spins trance. 630-446-4001.

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, DJ $#&@!. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

NIKEETA'S 633 E. Sibley, Dolton: Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Mike D. spins hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and house. 773-377-5002, ext. 4287.

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, DJ JC. 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 Dayhota, DJ Mood. 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. Fri 10/26, Christopher Robin, Devo, Lego, Bear Who? Sat 10/27, Miss Dinky, Chad Somer, Chris Walsh, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Thu 11/1, Slam. Sat 11/3, Timo Mass. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 11/1, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered" with Marco Carola, Gabriel Paloma, Poolside. 312-738-9971.

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 10/26, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 10/27, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Sativa. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekleiner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 11/2, Aquanote, Darrell Woodson. Sat 11/3, Darrell Woodson, Julio Bishop. 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. 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. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sat 10/27, Halloween party with DJs Mungo, Pajama Party, Ed Bliss, and Dexter Feng. 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 10/26, Cedric, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Sat 10/27, Tobias, John Patterson. Fri 11/2, Mark Grant. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CHERISH THE LADIES Mon 10/29, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

LILA DOWNS Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BOB DYLAN Sat 10/27, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

RICHIE HAVENS, JANIS IAN Sat 10/27, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LONESTAR, JAMIE O'NEAL, BLAKE SHELTON Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

MICHAEL MILES Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND, LYNN MORRIS BAND Sat 10/27, 7 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS, KOERNER, RAY & GLOVER Sat 11/3, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SHANTIES: A CELEBRATION OF SEA MUSIC with the Old Bells, Forebitter, Lee Murdock, Tom & Chris Kastle, Mechanicy Shantey, Mlynn. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, 7 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-774-7216.

SONS OF SAN JOAQUIN Sun 10/28, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS, LEADFOOT Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

ANNA STANGE, GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION BAND, ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE and the Park Forest Singers and Homewood/Flossmoor High School Band and Choir. Benefit for the Chicago Tribune Disaster Relief Fund. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-534-6366.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III See Critic's Choice. Sun 10/28, 7 and 9 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DOC WATSON & DAVID HOLT Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DAN ZANES Sun 11/4, noon and 3 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. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sat 10/27, Ruby Harris. 773-384-8600.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 10/26, Cornmeal. 773-528-0888.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/27, Lush Budgett. Sat 11/3, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Sun 11/4, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 10/26, 9:30 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-687-9323.

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 10/27, Dalraida. 708-460-1771.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 10/27, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 11/2, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 11/3, Switchback. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 10/26, 9 PM, Del McCoury & Special Consensus. Wed 10/31, 8:30 PM, Naomi Ashley & County Fair, Famous Brothers. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Hackensaw Boys. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 10/20, Karen Mueller. Sun 10/28, David Massengill. Sat 11/3, Eric Lugosch. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 10/31, Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wed 10/31, 10 PM, Corn Sisters (see Spot Check), Peggy Honeywell. 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Brian Fox. Sat 10/27, Steve Mazorowski. Wed 10/31, Blue Sunrays. Fri 11/2, Jordan Keller. Sat 11/3, Kathryn Gauthier. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Marty Stuart. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 8 PM, Bohola. 773-348-7592.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 10/29, 8:30 PM, Jim DeWan, Liz Knowles, Sean Cleland (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 10/26, Napper Tandy. Sat 10/27, Pub Domain. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Tricia Alexander & Sue McClelland, Alpha Stewart Jr. Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Roy Book Binder, Jeff Black. 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Urban Hog Wranglers. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 10/26, David Massengill. Fri 11/2, Claire & Audrey. 630-969-9720.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BENJAMIN MATTHEWS, WILLIAM WARFIELD & ROBERT SIMS Benefit for the Evanston Ecumenical Action Council's programs for the homeless and the hungry. Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-475-1150.

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

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, RANDY SABIEN Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Nathan Manilow Theatre, Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest. 708-747-0580.

WALT WHITMAN & THE SOUL CHILDREN perform "Our Journey His Message" with David Hollister. Sat 10/27, 7 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 773-881-8120 or 312-559-1212.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 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 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 10/30, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Zora Young. Wed 10/31, Grana Louise Blues Band. Thursdays and Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 10/30, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. 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 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 10/28, Andre Taylor. Mon 10/29, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 10/30, Biscuit & the Mix. Wed 10/31, Liz Mandville Greeson. Thu 11/1, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 11/2, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue. Fri 11/2, Rockin' Johnny Band. 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 10/26, 5:30 PM, Marty Sammon (no cover); 9:30 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 10/27, 5:30 PM, Giles Corey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Larry McCray, Big G & the Real Deal. Sun 10/28, Carl Weathersby. Mon 10/29, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 10/30, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Wed 10/31, James Montgomery. Thu 11/1, Eddie Cotton. Fri 11/2, 5:30 PM, Jim Green (no cover); 9:30 PM, Long John Hunter, Ken Saydak. Sat 11/3, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds (no cover); 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Jan James Band. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. 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 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Howard Scott & the World Band. 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.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 10/26, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 10/27, Howard & the White Boys. 630-513-0074.

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.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/3, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Liberty Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Jimmy Pryor, Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Rockin' Johnny 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.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 10/27, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 11/3, Tenry Johns Band. 630-416-4898.

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: Fri 10/26, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 10/27, 9:30 PM, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. Tue 10/30, 8:30 PM, Kingsnakes (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/3, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal. 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, Honeyboy Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: 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. Fri 10/26, Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Wed 10/31, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 11/1, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/26, Preston Shannon. Mondays and Wednesdays, Chick Rodgers. 312-266-2400.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Vance Kelly. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Eddie Shaw. 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.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Mary Lane & the No Static Blues Band with Lynn Lane, Pat Smillie, and Johnnie B. Moore. 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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/3, 10 PM, Steepwater Blues Band. 630-446-4001.

MY FRIEND LOUNGE 10815 S. Michigan: Sundays, 6 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-624-6336.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 10/27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Sundays, 9 and 11 PM and midnight, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar with Harmonica George. 773-821-9165.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 10/30, Ken Saydak. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/3, Ken Saydak. 847-266-1313.

POUNDER'S 21635 Lincoln Hwy., Lynwood: Thu 11/1, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-758-2800.

PUSH RODS 15600 S. Dixie Hwy.: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 1 AM, Killer Ray Allison, Jimmy Pryor, Crumar, Mr. Shorty Mack. 312-719-3094.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/26, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 10/26, Charlie Love. Sat 10/27, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 10/31, Shirley Johnson. Thu 11/1, Giles Corey. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Jimmy Burns. 773-645-5200.

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 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Terry Evans (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Sharon Lewis. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. Fri 11/2, Billy Branch. 773-342-0452.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Sat 11/3, Howard & the White Boys. 708-526-7174.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Liz Mandville Greeson. Sat 10/27, Pistol Pete. Fri 11/2, JP & the Cats. Sat 11/3, Bumblebee & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 10/26, Felix & the Cats. Sat 10/27, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

STARBUSTERS 930 Pappas, De Kalb: Fri 11/2, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-756-3438.

VILLAGE CAFE 2132 W. Roscoe: Music at 7 PM. Sat 10/27, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-404-4555.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Matthew Skoller & the Funky Wordsmyth. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

DEREK BAILEY & CASEY RICE, TATSU AOKI & CHAD TAYLOR Thu 11/1, 8 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 82 E. 11th. 312-663-5554.

WALTER BEASLEY, CHUCK LOEB, CHIELI MINUCCI, KIM WATERS Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMANCE ARTS JAZZ ORCHESTRA under the direction of Rob Parton; free admission. Mon 10/29, 7:30 PM, Herman Crown Center, Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash. 312-341-2238.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs William Russo's Chicago Suite No. 2. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-344-6180.

LORRAINE DENHAM Free in-store performance. Sat 11/3, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DIRECTIONS IN MUSIC with Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, and Roy Hargrove (tribute to Miles Davis and John Coltrane). See Critic's Choice. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA under the direction of Buddy Morrow. Sun 10/28, 2 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

KURT ELLING Free in-store performance. Fri 11/2, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

VON FREEMAN with Eddie Johnson, Billy Brimfield, John Young, Larry Gray, and Michael Adams. Benefit for Saint Joseph Church. Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Saint Joseph Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 312-787-7174.

EYVIND KANG TRIO, TATSU AOKI BIG BAND WITH GEORGE YOSHIDA & FRANCIS WONG Asian American Jazz Fest 2001 concert (see sidebar); Tatsu Aoki's Big Band performs Rooted: Origins of Now. See Critic's Choice. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KEN & JIM SHOW Free concert. Tue 10/30, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JEFF LASKY Free in-store performance. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ROSS LEHMAN, JIM CLARK'S JAZZ PEOPLE WITH DEBBIE MILLER & SUSAN MONIZ perform at a gala benefit for Apple Tree Theatre. Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Apple Tree Theatre, Suite 210, 595 Elm Place, Highland Park. 847-432-8223.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JOLIET CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND, TROY CRAUGHWELL COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT FIFTH GRADE CHORUS and others perform at the 3rd annual Binder Scholarship concert. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500.

KAWABATA MAKOTO, SAADET TURKOZ WITH ELLIOTT SHARP & EYVIND KANG Asian American Jazz Fest 2001 concert (see sidebar; see also Critic's Choice on Eyvind Kang). Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

JOHN McLEAN Free in-store performance. Fri 10/26, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

TATSUYA NAKATANI Thu 11/1, 8 PM (with Eric Leonardson), Fri 11/2, 8 PM (solo and with Bob Falesch, and with opening group Kinkophonics), Splinter Group Studio, 450 N. Leavitt. 312-829-5650.

JOHN PARIS TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 10/26, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 10/27, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Earma Thompson 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 10/31, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 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. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steven Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 312-263-0700.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Detour. Sun 10/28 through Sun 11/4, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BARTON'S Park Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Sundays, 5-8 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends (no cover). 630-325-2900.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-midnight, open jam session with Darren Scorza Quartet. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 10/31, Scott Lies Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 10/27, 11 AM, Hunter Adams. 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. Tue 10/30, Frank Catalano Band. Wed 10/31, Jive. Thu 11/1, Jive, Frank Catalano Band. 773-384-8600.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 10/27, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

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. Fri 10/26, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. Tue 10/30, DJ Stevie. Thu 11/1, John Paris/Steve Thomas Quartet. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Tue 10/30, Saadet Turkoz with Mwata Bowden & Michael Zerang. Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Tatsuya Nakatani with Carol Genetti & Fred Lonberg-Holm. 773-463-0158.

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

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 at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Les Walton Trio. Thursdays, Scott Stenten Duo. 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.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends. 630-790-4878.

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

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Tim Tobias Quartet with Lorraine Denham. 847-605-9900.

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 10/31, 8 PM, Torben Waldorff Quartet with Ingrid Jensen; 10 PM, Charlie Kohlhase & Matt Langley (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 10/26 and Sat 10/27, Marshall Vente Trio. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 10/26, 7 PM, John Goldman with Dennis Carroll & Mike Raynor. 312-326-2300.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 11/1, Airborne. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 10/27, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 10/27, Danlchaz Trio. Sat 11/3, Trio Du Jour. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 10/28, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. Sun 11/4, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 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 11/3, Alejandro Urdajanda Trio. 773-256-1570.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 10/26, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Sat 10/27, Shawn Salmon Trio. Wednesdays, Kimberly Gordon. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 11/2, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 11/3, Vincent, Allen, Howell. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Chicago Catz. Sun 10/28, 8 PM, Don Stille Trio (no cover). Mon 10/29, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Quintet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 11/1, 9 PM, Marc Madsen Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 10/26, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kevin Tkacz Quartet with Bill Carrothers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Kevin Tkacz Quartet with Bill Carrothers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 10/28, 11 PM, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tue 10/30, 9 PM, Professor John Band. Wed 10/31, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quintet with Brad Wheeler. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/2, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Kenny Werner Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HAPPY VILLAGE 1059 N. Wolcott: Mondays, 9 PM, DJs spin swing dance music (preceded by dance lessons at 7 and 8 PM). 773-486-1512.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 11/1, 9 PM, Josh Quinlin Trio. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 11/4, 6 PM, benefit for Citizen's Utility Board with Fred Anderson Trio, Umbrella Unlimited. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 10/26, 7 PM, Trio ex Nihilo, Wabi Down Home Blues Project, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues with George Yoshida, Azumi, Karma Sutra (Asian American Jazz Fest 2001 concert; see sidebar). Tue 10/30, 9 PM, Phil Mosberg/Jerome Bryerton/Shawn Summer Trio, Medium Pulp. Fri 11/2, 10 PM, Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana. 312-362-9707.

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 10/26 through Sun 10/28, David Sanchez Quintet. Tue 10/30 through Sun 11/4, Benny Golson Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?" with Denise La Grassa, Neal Alger, David Pavkovic & Matt Thompson. Wed 10/31, 8 PM, 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.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Music at 6 PM. Sun 10/28, Ikkyu. 773-252-1639.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays and Thursdays, 9 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 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, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 10/26, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Buddy Fambro with Walter Henderson & Mike Logan. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 10/26, Marshall Vente Trio. Sat 10/27, Atomic Martinis. Wed 10/31, Jeff Lasky Trio. Fri 11/2, Tim Aubuchon Trio. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Fri 11/2, 7 PM, benefit for the American Red Cross with the musical tribute General Bingo and the West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 2256 W. Belmont: Music in the Back Room. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Wilson Avenue Jazz Band. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-2537.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Thu 11/1, 10 PM, Pum Pum Sin Manteca. Sat 11/3, 9:30 PM, Jeffrey Allport & Tim Olive, Tatsuya Nakatani (solo), Tatsuya Nakatani with Kurt Johnson & Kyle Bruckmann. 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/3, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

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

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, Mark Stevens. 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 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 11/4, 9 PM, Bruce Mak Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 10/26, 6:30 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 10/27, 9 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. Sun 10/28, 8:30 PM, Urban Twist. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 10/31, 7 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet (benefit for the Anti-Cruelty Society). Thu 11/1, 8:30 PM, Los Hombre Perdidos. Fri 11/2, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Jim Gailloreto Quartet. Sat 11/3, 9 PM, Greg Sergo Quartet. Sun 11/4, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/2, Rankinfyle. Sat 11/3, Von Freeman Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Sat 10/27, 8:30 PM, Judi K. 312-266-0360.

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

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 10 PM, guitarist Scott Stenten & His Group. 773-271-9944.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 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.

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 10/29, Ryan Shultz Quartet. 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 10/26, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Derek Polk & Vincent Davis. Sat 10/27, Ernest Dawkins Trio. 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 11/1, Savoire Faire Ensemble. Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, Jeff Parker, Tatsu Aoki, Fred Anderson, Chad Taylor. 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.

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

WYNDHAM LISLE HOTEL 3000 Warrenville, Lisle: Music in the Wyndham Symposium Room. Sun 10/28, 3 PM, Jeannie Lambert with Russ Phillips & the All Stars (tribute to Billie Holiday). 630-325-8624.

international

concerts

LILA DOWNS Sun 11/4, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GENESIS PROJECT: A CABARET OF MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURE with Ali Jahid Racy, poet Mansour Ajami, Alberto Mizrahi & Ensemble Titiko, Salaam, Jasmin Jahal & Ward El Sahara, Atissa Azar Dance Ensemble, and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. See Spot Check. Sun 10/28, noon-6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-929-0224.

LA PENA Halloween/Day of the Dead open mike. Wed 10/31, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARCARIO Mon 10/29, noon and 6 PM, Faculty Dining Room, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8535.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS WITH STEVE RAMSDELL perform "Hispania" under the direction of Lee Kesselman. Sun 11/4, 4 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ORCHESTRA OF THE AMERICAS Free Latin dance concert. Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

POLISH HIGHLANDERS Free concert. Sat 10/27, 2 PM, Lower Level Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4714.

STIMMEN: WORLD VOICES FEST features West African griot singing, French rap, Hungarian Gypsy singing, Alpine yodeling, and other programs. Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

international

clubs

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/3, 9 PM, benefit for Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Hot Domingos with David Rodriguez & Street Sounds. 312-362-9707.

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: Wed 10/31 and Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Lugo Rosado & El Papichulo spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-427-2572.

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: Sat 11/2, 9 PM, Chicago Samba, Sones de Mexico. 312-733-6577.

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

classical

AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM presents music of Chicago-area composers in a free concert (Mortensen, Wahlback, Bacos, Koykkar, Axelrod). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-922-6311.

ANDERSONVILLE STRING QUARTET Sun 10/28, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI piano (Beethoven, Janacek, Bach). Fri 10/26, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

BELLA VOCE Anne Heider conducts a benefit for cancer research organizations (Rutter, Tavener, Bennett, Berkeley, Matthews, Panufnik, Swayne, McCartney). Sun 10/28, 3 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-461-0723.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR with soloists. Sat 10/27, 3 PM, Evanston Cultural Center, 600 Grove, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Sun 10/28, 3 PM, and Tue 10/30, 7:30 PM, William Eddins, conductor and piano (Rebel, Poulenc, Beethoven). Thu 11/1, 8 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 6:45 PM), Fri 11/2, 1:30 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 12:15 PM), and Sat 11/3, 8 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 6:45 PM), Jun MŠrkl, conductor, with pianist Andreas Haefliger (Pfitzner, Mozart, R. Strauss). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO performs music of Vivaldi. Sun 10/28, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO William Eddins, conductor (Bartok, Berlioz). Free admission; tickets required. Sun 10/28 and Mon 10/29, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sun 11/3, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COMMUNITY PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Philip Simmons, conductor, with baritone William Warfield (Copland, Rossini, Brahms, Granados, Levinson, and others). Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln. 847-475-4819.

CONCORDIA COLLEGE ORCHESTRA Bruce M. Houglum, conductor (Beethoven, Sibelius, Corigliano). Mon 10/29, 7:30 PM, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust, Wilmette. 847-256-7660.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

GARRETT DAHM guitar (Albeniz, Bach, Carulli, Domeniconi, Sanz, Sor, Tarrega, York). Sun 10/28, 3 PM, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY TRUMPET ENSEMBLE in a free recital. Fri 11/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

STEFANIA DOVHAN soprano. Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

BILL DRESDEN piano (Beethoven and others). Sun 10/28, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CIVIC ORCHESTRA Ernest Gross, conductor (Holst, Corelli, Kennan, Hummel). Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts a family concert. Sat 11/3, 10 AM and 11:15 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

KERI ELSER, JULIE ANN ZAVALA, CHUCK WOLTER, CHRISTIAN ELSER, AND DAVID RICHARDS soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenors, and piano, in a children's concert. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-475-8520.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with soprano Marie Ann Lewis and bass-baritone Samuel Smith (Brahms, A German Requiem). Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

FESTIVAL OF THE SEASONS Area Methodist choirs perform in a free concert (Mulholland, Hopson, Althouse, Harris, Carter, Larson, Thompson). Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR David Lornson, conductor and harpsichord, with soloists and chamber ensemble in a free concert (Faure, Grandjany). Sun 10/28, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MORNING CHOIR performs Herbert Howells's Requiem. Sun 11/4, 6:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

JOSEPH GENUALDI violin, in a free Bach recital. Tue 10/30, 5:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-377-0823 or 312-338-0804.

MATT HAIMOVITZ cello, with pianist Itamar Golan (Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Stern, Shostakovich). Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MICHAEL HALL in a solo viola recital (Clarke, Hindemith). Free admission. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL CHAMBER SINGERS AND GALLERY SINGERS Matthew Walsh conducts Durufle's Requiem. Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

NANCY HUMPHREY, JOHN ROBINSON, AND RICHARD YEO harpsichord, violin, and cello (Bach, Rameau). Sun 10/28, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

INCANTO performs early Baroque repertoire in a free recital (Monteverdi and others). Mon 10/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

PETAR JANKOVIC guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Torroba, Bogdanovic, Brouwer, Piazzolla). Wed 10/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JEFF KOWALKOWSKI performs his compositions in a free recital. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Eric Hachikian (Copland, Hanson, Hachikian). Fri 11/2 and Sat 11/3, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with violinist Minghuan Xu (Sibelius, Beethoven). Sun 10/28, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

KONSTANTIN LIFSCHITZ piano (Schubert, Gershwin, Bach/Brahms). Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Kallen Esperian, tenor Ben Heppner, and baritone Lucio Gallo (Verdi, Otello). Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Wed 10/31, 2 PM, and Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, Richard Buckley, conductor, with soprano Catherine Malfitano (Weill, Street Scene). Thu 11/1, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Bruno Campanella, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova and soprano Andrea Rost (Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi). 312-332-2244.

MEMBERS OF THE LYRIC OPERA CHORUS in a benefit for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Sun 10/28, 3 PM, St. Gregory the Great Church, 5505 N. Paulina. 773-561-3546.

ROB MAZUREK, MICHAEL CAMERON, AND GENE COLEMAN trumpet, double bass, and bass clarinet, in a program of improvisations and composed music (Sclesi, Bussotti, Dillon). Tue 10/30, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MICHELE McGOVERN, STEVE EDWARDS, PHILIP SIMMONS flute and guitars, in a free concert (Bach, Carulli, Faure, DeFalla, Ibert). Sun 10/28, 4 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1850 Chestnut. 847-475-4819.

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano, with multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy (Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Bach). Thu 11/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MOSCOW STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavel Kogan conducts an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring pianist Vladimir Feltsman. Fri 11/2, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL Fri 10/26, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

NIMROD OPERA performs Thomas Ades's opera Powder Her Face. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, and Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010 or 312-494-9509.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE, SINGERS, CHORUS, WOMEN'S CHORUS, AND ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR Robert A. Harris, Judith Willoughby, Stephen Alltop, and Orna Arania, conductors. Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Schuman, Schwantner, Copland, Mussorgsky). Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist Jee-Eun Song (Elgar, Beethoven). Fri 10/26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

OPERA THEATRE HIGHLAND PARK performs opera excerpts (Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Mozart, J. Strauss). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

PACIFICA QUARTET (Beethoven, Prokofiev, Haydn). Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

GUYTANO PARKS piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Debussy). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

MARINA PETERSON AND ANDREA SWAN cello and piano, in a free recital (Schubert, Brahms). Thu 11/1, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Debussy, Reade, Brahms). Sun 11/4, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-256-8763.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/3, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHRISTA RAKICH organ. Sun 10/28, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS in a children's Halloween concert (Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, Debussy, Bach, and others). Sat 11/27, 2 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SAVOY-AIRES (Gilbert and Sullivan, Ruddigore). Sat 11/3, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI in a program of 17th-century English and Italian songs (Attey, Danyel, Monteverdi, Caccini, Frescobaldi, Pickeringe, Kapsberger). Sat 10/27, 7:30 PM, St. Matthew's Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 708-758-3750.

SINE NOMINE ENSEMBLE and orchestra perform Mozart's Requiem in a religious service. Fri 11/2, 7:30 PM, St. John Cantius Church, 825 N. Carpenter. 773-286-0500.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 10/27, 10 PM, Kasper Toeplitz (see Critic's Choice). 773-227-3617.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Boico, conductor, with trumpeter Adolph Herseth (Verdi, Walton, Haydn, Mendelssohn). Sun 10/28, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI AND SAORI CHIBA violin and piano, in a free concert (Korngold, Schumann, Monti). Sun 11/4, 3:30 PM, Selfhelp Home, 908 W. Argyle. 847-491-9155.

TREVOR STEPHENSON harpsichord, in an all-Bach recital. Fri 10/26, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Ho Chung Yeh, conductor (Monteverdi, Lecouna, Gershwin, Wagner, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/4, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

SHIRLEY TRISSELL piano (Korngold, Levant, Previn, Rachmaninoff). Fri 11/2, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts a Halloween concert (Weber, Rachmaninoff, Berlioz, Holst). Sat 10/27, 7 and 9 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor, with horn soloist Julio de la Rosa in a free concert (F. Strauss, Bernstein, Mohaupt, Grainger, Ives, Vaughan Williams, Gregson, Stout). Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-996-8746.

ROBERT VANDERSCHAAF piano (Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss). Sun 11/4, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

WACKER STREET CONSORT (Lauber, Schuller, Bach, Bottesini). Wed 10/31, 7:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS (Bernstein, Shubert, Copland, Lauridsen). Sun 11/4, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 604 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor, with cellist William Anthony Porter (Mozart, Rossini, and others). Sun 10/28, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor (Glinka, Stravinsky, Smetana, Shostakovich). Sun 11/4, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

miscellaneous

CALIFONE with filmmakers Carolyn Faber and Jeff Economy in an improvised set of music and film loops; in the second set Califone accompanies Ladislav Starewicz's The Mascot. Sat 11/3, 8 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-2305.

KIDS FARE: MARCH WITH THE BAND Children's concert and march-along with the Wildcat Marching Band. Sat 10/27, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ROBERT MIRABAL Native American music concert. Sat 10/27, 8 PM, and Sun 10/28, 2 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MUSICHORALE in a Halloween concert. Sat 10/27, 2:20 and 7:20 PM, Oak Lawn Community Church, 9000 S. Ridgeland. 708-423-1124.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND with percussionist Liam Teague, clarinetist Debbie Durham, and the Northern Illinois University Steel Band. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544.

PALOMA, WORLD FAMOUS FANFAHREN DRUM AND BUGLE BAND perform at the Rheinischer Verein Mardi Gras Society of Chicago opening party and crowning of the prince. Sat 11/3, 6:11 PM, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center & Ballrooms, 5555 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 773-447-2023.

STEVE RASHID & THE PORKPIES Free "family night" concert. Fri 11/2, 7 PM, Evanston Public Library, Church & Orrington, Evanston. 847-866-0300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 10/28, 3 PM, children's Halloween show with Danny Black, Kelly Hogan & others. 773-525-2508.

ANNA STANGE, GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION BAND, ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE and the Park Forest Singers and Homewood/Flossmoor High School Band and Choir. Benefit for the Chicago Tribune Disaster Relief Fund. Sun 11/4, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-534-6366.

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