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ALKALINE TRIO, EXPLANATION Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-274-1454.

BAD BOY 4 LIFE THANKSGIVING JAM Fri 11/23, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000 or 312-559-1212.

BIG WU Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

OLIVIA BLOCK, MICHAEL LENTZ & JAAP BLONK perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound; Jaap Blonk also performs solo. See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

BODEANS, JOHNNY CLUELESS Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

BUTTERFLY CHILD Free concert. Fri 11/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TONY CONRAD, NOT THE SONS OF GOD, MICHAEL LENTZ perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

CELIA CRUZ, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DUAL IMAGE, CASEY HOMEL & THE WORLD'S HONKIEST POLKA BAND, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, OUTCAST JAZZ BAND Benefit for Mike Clavio. Sun 11/18, noon-6 PM, IBEW Local 134 Union Hall, 600 W. Washington. 708-342-1681.

JAY FARRAR, ANDERS PARKER Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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 performance. Fri 11/16, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

IFFY Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 4 PM, Crow's Nest Music, 1157 W. Fullerton. 773-935-9196.

JAGUARES Fri 11/23, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

COVENTRY JONES Free concert. Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Commons Building, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-234-3100.

PHIL KEAGGY Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Elburn Countryside Center for the Performing Arts, 525 N. Main, Elburn. 630-365-3260.

KIMOTION with Gary Sinise; benefit for ArtSynergy. Sun 11/18 and Mon 11/19, 7 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 4730 N. Sheridan. 312-344-8300.

KING CRIMSON, JOHN PAUL JONES Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

RAUL MALO Sun 11/25, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BRIAN McKNIGHT, TYRESE Wed 11/21, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

O'JAYS, TEDDY PENDERGRASS, STEPHANIE MILLS Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Mon 11/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

P.O.D., FENIX TX, BLINDSIDE Sun 11/25, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNE PETRI Tribute to Marlene Dietrich; free admission. Tue 11/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

QUEENSRYCHE Sat 11/17 and Sun 11/18, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SMOKEY ROBINSON Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

AL ROSE, RUTH SEIDNER Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Northtown Arts Center, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

JANE SIBERRY See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/17 and Sun 11/18, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

16 STYLE, DJ LE DEUCE & FRIENDS Fri 10/16, 9 PM, second floor, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

SLAYER, CHIMAIRA See Spot Check. Wed 11/21, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

SPIES WHO SURF Free concert. Fri 11/23, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STARSTRUCK Free in-store performance. Fri 11/23, 8 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

THE STEREO Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

THRILLHOUSE COLLECTIVE Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TRAS DE NADA, LA MANTRA, SYSTEMIC INFECTION, SERVICE ANXIETY, NOISE TOXIN, TEEN WOLF Sat 11/17, 6 PM, Crac House, 1626 S. Newberry. 773-394-9989.

WAYSIDE, CELESTIAL STATIC, KNOTEYE, F.O.G., VANESSA E., PENDULUM 227, MEDIUM, ONE MISSION, SACRED WARRIOR, RACHEL WATKINS & OTHERS Benefit for Kim Cross, with dancers from the Shiloh Dance Studio. Sat 11/17, 4-9 PM, auditorium, East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. 630-859-0600.

WILCO with Califone on Fri 11/23 (sold out); with Mercury Rev on Sat 11/24. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, "Peace, Love & Understanding" benefit for the 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund with Michael McDermott Band, MCB & Ajax, Mike Plume Band, Juleps, Lovehammers, Giant Step, Red Elephant, Bottles of Wine, Fitz & the Celts, members of the Nubile Thangs, Orphans, Anne Harris, Dan Darrah Band, Gary Stier, and Miga. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Bill Quateman, Single Malt Band. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Kelly Hogan, Waxwings. Fri 11/23, 8 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Chamber Strings, Frisbie, Lemonpeeler. 773-478-4408.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. 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. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/16, Lazy Cowgirls, Peelers, Mystery Girls. Sat 11/17, Mari Zen, Synge, Naked Soul. Sun 11/18, Moon Men, Nine in Hiding. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 11/20, Gertrude, 950. Wed 11/21, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Honeybees, Gin Palace Jesters. Fri

11/23, Jones Bridge Massacre, Mud Toys, Girls, Paper Airplane Pilots. Sat 11/24, Pudder Project, Wolcott, Bamboo Grove. 773-281-4444.

BIG SHOTS 19931 Wolf, Mokena: Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 708-478-0771.

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

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Sat 11/24, Ann Hampton Callaway with the Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BLUE IGUANA 17265 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Wed 11/21 and Fri 11/23, 9 PM, V90. 708-429-1000.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 11/17, 10 PM, Roots Rock Society. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. Sat 11/24, 11 AM, Laura Glyda. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/24, 7Deez. 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 11/16, Stu Remley Band, John Brown & Sons of the Soil. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wed 11/21, Paris Delane with Agave. Sat 11/24, Lubriphonic. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG CAFE 738 W. Fullerton: Fri 11/16, 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 11/16, Jack Salamander. Sat 11/17, Third Degree. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/23, Catfish Jenkins. Sat 11/24, Rib Tip. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 11/17, Delorians. Wednesdays, acoustic jam with Arthur Lee. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Tommy Joe Band. Wed 11/21, Insomnia. Fri 11/23, Infinity. 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.

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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 11/19, DJ Matt Fields. Fri 11/23, Cedarcase. Sat 11/24, Shame Train. Sun 11/25, Taxil Langley. 773-384-2547.

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

CHARLEY HORSE 39 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Club 44. Sat 11/17, Tommy Mac, Turn. Thu 11/22, Busy Fingers. Fri 11/23, On My Way. Sat 11/24, Brothers in Arms. 708-460-1771.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Underwater People. 773-477-3661.

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. Thu 11/22, DJs Ben, Jenny & Vee spin music by the Beatles. 773-489-0379.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Peking Turtle, Josh Richter Band. Sat 11/17, Sophisticates, Universal Soul Ensemble. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 11/23, Family Style. Sat 11/24, X-Ray Roger Jimmy. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Flathead Fillups, Wish, Grenwhell, Blackmaker. Sat 11/17, Quantum Leep, Snowshoe Crabs. Wed 11/21, 10 PM, Then Again, Dan Darrah Band. Thu 11/22, Bilal, Syleena Johnson, 3 Piece. Fri 11/23, Mike & Joe. Sat 11/24, Frawd, Rosco Plush. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 11/16, Mr. Blotto. Sat 11/17, Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute band). Wed 11/21, American English (Beatles tribute band). Fri 11/23, Then Again. Sat 11/24, Underwater People. 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 11/16, 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sun 11/18 and Sun 11/25, 7 PM, Anjali Asokan. Fri 11/23, 8 PM, and Sat 11/24, 8 and 10:30 PM, Eric Svejcar & Tammy Meneghini. 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 11/18, DJ Kevin. Mon 11/19, DJ Adam Mikelsons spins punk. Tue 11/20, DJ Mike Miller. Wed 11/21, DJs Mike & Meigan. Thu 11/22, DJ Alex. Fri 11/23, DJ Tony spins Morrissey and the Smiths. 773-472-2771.

DIVERSIONS Northern Illinois University, Lucinda & Normal, De Kalb: Sat 11/17, 6:30 PM, My Bicycle Day, Bunnyhug, M.O.T.O. 815-753-1580.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Iffy, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, TRS-80. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Red Flag, Endora, DJ Greg Haus, DJ Kamar, DJ Dave Roberts, Boa, MC Burke. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Spoon, Fire Show (see Spot Check), Fiery Furnace. Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Verve Pipe, Cells, Rosenbergs. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Ike Reilly, Cathy Braaten. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 11/16, Fabulous Houserockers. Sat 11/17, Aunt Janet. Wed 11/21, Agent 86. Fri 11/23, Mr. Myers. Sat 11/24, Jostelen Weed. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM, Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 11/16, Friends of Pete, Everyman. Sat 11/17, Mr. Mackey, Urban Funk Ordinance. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 11/21, 9:30 PM, Voices; 10 PM, Sofa King (outdoors on the Beer Festival Stage). Thu 11/22, 10 PM, Mike & Joe (outdoors on the Beer Festival Stage). Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Ophur; 10 PM, Quantum Leep (outdoors on the Beer Festival Stage); midnight, Bottle of Justus. Sat 11/24, 9:30 PM, Naughty Boy Jack; 10 PM, Seventh Heaven (outdoors on the Beer Festival Stage). 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/16, Orson's Well, Katheter, Young Fathers. Sat 11/17, Bumpus. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 11/19, 7 PM, benefit for Red Orchid Theatre with URT, Tony Wei, and Cameron McGill. Tue 11/20, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Ratt. Wed 11/21, 10:30 PM, Dovetail Joint, Exo. Fri 11/23, Segway, Serilian, Over Easy. Sat 11/24, Silicone Honey, Fin, Dimebox, Clip. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Nightime Lover. Sat 11/17, Chuckleheads. Fri 11/23, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 11/24, Damn Hoovers. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, 9 PM, "Hefty Records Immediate Action Tour" (see Critic's Choice) with Telefon Tel Aviv, Slicker, Twine, Beneath Autumn Sky. Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Tommie Sunshine Stomping Screamfest with Superstars of Love, Misty Martinez, Occasional Detroit. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Taking Pictures, V for Vendetta. Mon 11/19, 9 PM, Phona, Bunnyhug, Cougars, Hickson Compact Group. Tue 11/20, Windy & Carl (see Spot Check), Landing, Junior. Wed 11/21, 9:30 PM, Atmosphere with Mr. Dibbs, Eyedea & Abilities (see Critic's Choice) with Crescent Moon, Sage Francis & DJ MF Shamlem B, Deejaybird. Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Redline, Chargers Street Gang, Monkey Paw, Reagan National Crash Diet. Sat 11/24, Poster Children, Mezzanines, Rules of Attraction. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Runner, 41 Rivers. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/24, Tourists. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Abi. Fri 11/23, Amy Luetgert. 630-435-5288.

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

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

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Sat 11/17, Fri 11/23, and Sat 11/24, Peter Guerin. 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 11/16, 7 PM, Stereo, Gadjits, Short Round, Red Hot Valentines. Sat 11/17, 6 PM, Slackers, Deals Gone Bad, Corey Dixon & the Zvooks; 10 PM, Rollo Tomasi, American Heritage, An Automotive. Sun 11/18, 9 PM, Candy Snatchers, Hellbenders, White Outs. Wed 11/21, 7 PM, 7000 Dying Rats, Boulder, Japanther. Fri 11/23, 7 PM, Atmosphere with Mr. Dibbs, Eyedea & Abilities (see Critic's Choice) with Crescent Moon, Sage Francis & DJ MF Shamlem B, Deejaybird. Sat 11/24, 6 PM, First Grade Crush, Logan's Loss, Eiffel, Indecisives. Sun 11/25, 7 PM, Liars' Academy, Cadillac Blindside, Schatzi, Tomsawyer. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Riptones, Katie Belle. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/16, Joey Edwin. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Wed 11/21, Vona. Sat 11/24, Biff & the Waybacks. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays and Fri 11/23, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/16, Mudy Flor Band. 630-416-4898.

FUTURE WORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 11/17, Gerald Rafael. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/16, the Effect, Janus. Sat 11/17, Surf Zombies, Rotgut. Fri 11/23, Burton Imiam Productions. Sat 11/24, Rock Bottom. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 11/24, Hip Fetish. 773-262-5767.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 11/16, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Sun 11/18, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 11/19, 9 PM, Randy & Kerry Kincanon, Beckie Menzie. Tue 11/20, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 11/21, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 11/22, 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Fri 11/23, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Andy Rabensteine & Steve Goers; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/18, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 11/22, 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 11/25, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 11/17, 10 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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 11/16, Pimps, Saving Face, Nil8. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Gayle Ritt & 13 Flowers, Zero to Nine, Missile, Lindsie. Wed 11/21, Punsapaya, Absinthe Blind. Sat 11/24, Karma Sutra, Arcanta. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Sean Wiggins, Linda Moss, Ellen Rosner (benefit for Rock for Kids). Sat 11/17, Infinity. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Mabel Mabel, Velvateen. Sat 11/24, Sweet Jane. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Bill Quateman. Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Jolie Rickman, Family of Souls. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 11/16, 9 PM, benefit for Tuesday's Child with Triple Threat. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Vernon Tonges, Twang Bang, Apocalypstick, Pulsations. Sun 11/18, 9 PM, Owls, Via Tania, Orton Socket. Mon 11/19, 9:30 PM, Edward Burch & Leroy Bach with Jeff & Vida (no cover). Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Harvey Sid Fisher, Cheer-Accident, Dancing Girls. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Jason White, J-200, Jeff & Vida. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Harmony Riley, Ophur. Sat 11/17, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Joe Armstrong, Head Down. Wed 11/21, Dogs Undecided. Fri 11/23, Johnny Socko, Garbo Swag. Sat 11/24, Maggie Speaks, Leftovers. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 9 PM. Sat 11/17, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Ben McKoy & the Belizean Melody Swingers, Antonio Gregorio, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Pat McGee Band, Howie Day (sold out). Mon 11/19, 6:30 PM, D12, Kottonmouth Kings, Bionic Jive, Sunny Ledford (sold out). Wed 11/21, 6:15 PM, Kittie, Dry Kill Logic, Ill Nino, Mind War Symphony. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8:30 PM, Sonia Dada, Leftover Salmon. Sun 11/25, 8:30 PM, Hootie & the Blowfish (sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mon 11/19, Kevin Chandler Band. Tue 11/20, Shiri. Wed 11/21, Jazzyfatnastees, ?uestlove. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Maggie Speaks. Sat 11/17, M80's. Wed 11/21, Mike & Joe. Fri 11/23, Underwater People. Sat 11/24, Hello Dave, Weed Street Band, Javier Mendoza Band. Sun 11/25, midnight, Mr. Cheeks, Outfitters. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Emitter, Booda Velvets, Furry Kerry. Sat 11/17, Heroes, Dave Stagl & the Burning Daylight, Dazy Head Mazy. Sundays, 7 PM, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Wed 11/21, Jack Straw, Bobby Georges. Fri 11/23, Dan Darrah Band, Daily Bridge Club. Sat 11/24, Mr. Blotto. 773-975-0505.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs Cache 22, Shon Dervis & Shaky Shawun spin funk, soul, old school, and R&B (no cover). 773-772-3355.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Vitamin M, Nectarine Knockout, Great Plains Gypsies. Sat 11/17, 10 PM, Kolbe, Walking Man, Bonfire Mechanics. Sun 11/18, 8:30 PM, David Polk Project, Dave Uhrich. Tue 11/20, Primo. Wed 11/21, Soulfix, Urban Rhythm, Juzt Nutz. Thursdays, 10 PM, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Lubriphonic. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Old #8, Cane Corso, Big Backyard. Sat 11/17, Blue Rodeo, Juleps. Tue 11/20, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Tallulah, Moxy Blue, EE. Fri 11/23, Ulele. Sat 11/24, Dan Bern, Mike Butterworth. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/16, 7 PM, Superchunk (see Spot Check), Good Life, Rilo Kiley. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, "The Stolen Child" (see Spot Check) with Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt & Autumn Defense, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Eleventh Dream Day, Nicholas Tremulis, Mars Williams, J. Davis Trio, Sandra Delgado, Edith Frost, Yum-Yum, Steph Turner, Stephanie Browning & others (benefit for Working Playground and the President's Children's Relief Effort in Afghanistan). Tue 11/20, 7 PM, Cold, Dope, Flaw. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Poi Dog Pondering, Aspera's Dreaming. Fri 11/23, 6:30 PM, Plain White T's, Elizabeth Elmore, Allister, Close Enough. Sat 11/24, 7 PM, Tomahawk, DJ Swamp; 11:30 PM, Robert Armani, Lego, Ron Carroll, Mr. A.L.I., Tommie Sunshine. Sun 11/25, 6:30 PM, Dismemberment Plan, Ted Leo/Pharmacist(s), Diastemeta. 773-549-0203.

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

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 2156 W. Belmont: Music in the Back Room. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, D-Funct. 773-935-5373.

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM. Sat 11/17, Argument, Modern Machines, Munition, Itch. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Terry Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/16, 9:30 PM, Tiny Hairs, Music For, Field Grade. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 11/16, 9:30 PM, Drovers, Tom Atteberry. Sat 11/17, 10 PM, "An Evening of Power Ballads" with Anna & Andon, Reyna & Katrina, Adam Conway & Liz Murray, Billy O'Neill, Stephanie Turner, Ingrid Graudins & others. Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Bill Quateman. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Tue 11/20, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Vertigo. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Pages (no cover). Fri 11/23, 9:30 PM, Erie Street, Anne Harris. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Loraxx, Vortis, Scott Free. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Box-o-car, Million Yen, Lovelies. Sat 11/17, 10 PM, Fly Williams, Emilie Autumn. Sundays, 10 PM, and Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Little Hercules with Ajax. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Left Undone, Orson's Well. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Thanatopsis. 708-756-0600.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sat 11/17, 3 PM, United As One benefit for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Fund with Shades of Grey. 708-388-8881.

ORBIE'S INTERNATIONAL CAFE 525 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays, 9 PM, Barbie Doll Patton. 708-891-3900.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Take Note with Antony. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Ruth Buzzy, Snaklab. Sat 11/17, 3 Card Guts, Conformists. Wed 11/21, Land of the El Caminos, So Scared, Pistol Whipped. Fri 11/23, World Gone Mad. Sat 11/24, Wellstones. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/23, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/17, the Motion, Speed of Light, St. Monroe, Holy Ghosts. Wed 11/21, Shakes, Creepy D, Huge Pontoon. Sat 11/24, South of No North, This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb. Sun 11/25, No, Black Left Pinky. 773-248-3093.

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

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

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Foundre, Linuswhip, Scottish. Sat 11/17, Dr. Kinetic, 28 If, Trading Brains, Phil A. Wed 11/21, Dave Tamkin & PPC, Donner Surprise Party. Thu 11/22, Foundre. Fri 11/23, Fuse, Given, Bruno & Anthony, Fallen Gates. Sat 11/24, Earatik Statik, Lone Assassin. 847-392-6446.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Ours, the Complex (sold out). Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Damien Jurado (see Spot Check), My Morning Jacket, Son Ambulance, Rosie Thomas. Mon 11/19, 9 PM, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby, Thin Man. Tue 11/20, 9 PM, Sean O'Hagan, Aluminum Group. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Danny Commando y Los Guapos. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Album Leaf, Melochrome, Saragossa. Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, Vance Gilbert, Lisa Kane; 10:30 PM, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Rick Rizzo. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/17, Rubber. Wed 11/21, Sister Envy. Sat 11/24, Peg 7, Fluid. 630-372-2900.

602 NORTH 602 North, Chicago Heights: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Barely Standing. 630-790-6100.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, benefit for Dykediva.com and Women in the Director's Chair with DJ Larissa, DJ Gigglebyte, DJ Boywonder, DJ 911, Harley Poker & Izzie Big, Fausto Fernos. Sat 11/17, Little Hercules, All Fours, Ajax. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. 773-278-6600.

THIRD BASE Rtes. 25 & 72, East Dundee: Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Salt Creek. 847-428-5438.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/17, Insomnia. Wed 11/21, Seville Row. Sat 11/24, Final Answer. 630-213-1006.

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

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by the Polyrhythmic Arts Collective. 773-477-3400.

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, tribute to Jeff Buckley. Sun 11/18, Kristin Shout, Tom Slater, Dixon Smith. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Travis Dow. Tue 11/20, Kevin Leeds. Wed 11/21, 7 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Ethan Sellars, Arlo & Anna. Fri 11/23, Melaniejane, Miga. Sat 11/24, Trina Hamlin. Sun 11/25, Julie Frost. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Piehole. Wed 11/21, Pound Seven, Silverbacks, Gasket. Fri 11/23, Reconnection, DJ Riverman. Sat 11/24, Waste, Pruno, Sister Child. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Saturdays, 8 PM, Pete Special Duo. Sundays, 8 PM, Daniel Roughan; 10 PM, Heather Horton Band; 1 AM, Pete Special. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Joe Thomas; 10 PM, Joe Thomas Band; 1 AM Koko Brunson. 312-266-7761.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/17, High Infidelity. Wed 11/21, Michael Heaton Band. Fri 11/23, Arra. Sat 11/24, Generations. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/16, Fever Dog. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 11/23, Dugo Band. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Rico, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Sat 11/17, Zeleke, Dansika. Sun 11/18, Gizzae. Tue 11/20, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Wed 11/21, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 11/22, Michael Black, Errol T, Spiritual. Fri 11/23, Flex Crew. Sat 11/24, Thinga Stewart, Tyro Styles, Zapology, Gulli Banque. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/17, John Brown & Sons of the Soil, Urban Twang, Lush Budgett. Tue 11/20, 56 Hope Road. Wed 11/21, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 11/24, Cadre Quarters with PMS, Lunatic the Messiah, Amina & Absolute Ikon, Cru Life, Battle Cats, Ang 13, Dream 1, DJ Journey. 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: DJs spin 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 11/25, 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. Fri 11/16, DJ Delirious Danny, Steve Santoyo, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, Vinyl Kitty DJs 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. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 11/21, Reid Speed, Casper, Rees Urbn, Poolside. Thu 11/22, Salvo Beta, DJ Dumb American. 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.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-477-3661.

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. 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 Skor, Cache 22, Real 1, and Shabaz spin hip-hop, reggae, and house. 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 Tuesdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Tuesdays, DJs Danko & Al. Wednesdays, DJ Morry Barack, DJ Richard. 773-878-8241.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin house, Latin & Caribbean, rock en espanol, hip-hop, and house. 312-397-0600.

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

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 11/16, Behrouz, DJ John Curley, Hiroki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 11/19, 10 PM, Mr. Scruff. 773-489-6457.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Red Flag, Endora, DJ Greg Haus, DJ Kamar, DJ Dave Roberts, Boa, MC Burke. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). Fri 11/23, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Lawrence, Jason Christopher & Wayne Williams. 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: Fri 11/16, 9 PM, "Hefty Records Immediate Action Tour" (see Critic's Choice) with Telefon Tel Aviv, Slicker, Twine, Beneath Autumn Sky. Sat 11/17, Tommie Sunshine Stomping Screamfest with Superstars of Love, Misty Martinez, Occasional Detroit. Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" DJs Josh Abrams & Fred Wells spin (Sun 11/18 with Wayne Montana; Sun 11/25 with Jacob Ross). 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. Wed 11/21, DJ Spaz, Taki Z, DJ Ice, DJ Phreak, DJ Bogo, and DJ Con. 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Desire (dance performance). Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. Wed 11/21, 9:30 PM, DJ Harry. Thursdays, DJ Beth. 773-871-4210.

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.

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

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 11/20, 9 PM, Kismet, DJs spin house and downtempo. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, DJs Jason Grady & Ken. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 11/22, 10 PM, Frankie Knuckles. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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 house, disco, funk, hip-hop, and techno 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. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Kevin Loftus. 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.

MARLON'S 6007 W. Grand. Wed 11/21, 10 PM, DJs Exta-C, Wreck, Loki & Big Boy Garcia. 773-479-1464.

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 11/24, 11:30 PM, Robert Armani, Lego, Ron Carroll, Mr. A.L.I., Tommie Sunshine. 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 (Fri 11/16, Stromkern). 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. 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 1 Oak Place: DJs spin nightly 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Lady D, DJ Mood. Saturdays, DJ Carvajal. Wed 11/21, Karma Sutra. 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. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Lil' John. Saturdays, DJs Twilight Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs, Mark Grant, Lego, Dave Britton & Psycho Bitch. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 11/17, Brian Stillwater, Devo, John Curley, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Jim Belanger, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Wed 11/21, DJ Speed. Thu 11/22, DJ Tiesto, Noel Sanger. Sat 11/24, Angel Alanis & Alex Gold. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with DJ Dissolvent. 312-738-9971.

SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED, JIMMY VAN M Mon 11/19, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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 11/16, Darrell Woodson, Greg Norwood. Sat 11/17, Casper, DJs Joseph & Eric H. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wed 11/21, Superjane with DJs Colette, Dayhota, Heather & Lady D. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Fri 11/23, J-Dub, Darrell Woodson. Sat 11/24, Dave Brock, Geoffrey. 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 (Fri 11/16, 8 PM, benefit for Dykediva.com and Women in the Director's Chair with DJ Larissa, DJ Gigglebyte, DJ Boywonder, DJ 911, Harley Poker & Izzie Big, Fausto Fernos). Sundays, DJ J.B. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb. Wednesdays, Electrix DJs spin drum 'n' bass, house, and electronic music. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins 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.

PETE TONG, DAVE SEAMAN with DJs Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Wed 11/21, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-491-9729.

UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION with DJ Funk, DJs Mixin' Marc, Chris Tomasone, Naw T Boy, Josh Collins, Frankie Vega & Dropout. Wed 11/21, 9 PM-4 AM, Studio 21, 2121 E. New York, Aurora. 630-582-7006.

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

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

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

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 11/16, Kevin Yost. Sat 11/17, Billy Nasty. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, Vince Adams, D-Double, JayToo, DJ Steele. Fri 11/23, Halo of H Foundation. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

MURIEL ANDERSON WITH RACHEL BARTON & STANLEY JORDAN Benefit for Music for Life Alliance. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-968-4984.

TONY KENNY "Christmas Time in Ireland" concert under the direction of Chris Kenevy, with Noel V. Ginnity, Mac & O, Enda Dunne & Erin Blake. Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

NATALIE MACMASTER Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

BARBARA MILOSEVICH, DAVID H.B. DRAKE, CROSS ROGUES, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY, STEVE & SYLVIA FRANCOIS, JIM SIMONIS, EDEN WINTER, FRED JERGER perform at the 11th annual minidulcimer festival. Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

DAVE MOORE, JOE BARTH Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

LEE MURDOCK Annual "Christmas ship" concert. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NOB HILL BOYS, HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Sat 11/17, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

AL ROSE, RUTH SEIDNER Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Northtown Arts Center, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

LIZ STORY, WILL ACKERMAN, SAMITE Sun 11/25, 7 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 11/17, 7 PM, Fred Holstein, Ed Holstein. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Jeff & Vida, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays, and 10:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 11/23, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/17, Riptones. Sun 11/18, Can-Ky-Ree. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honky-tonk. 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.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Fri 11/16, Salthill Mines. Sat 11/17, Gan Bua. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Dooley Brothers. Sat 11/17, Fast Eddie. Fri 11/23, Barry Fagan's Band. Sat 11/24, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Cheryl Wheeler. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/17, Tom & Chris Kastle. Sat 11/24, Bryan Bowers. 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 11/21, Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/23, Gan Bua. 773-472-5139.

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. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Maya. Sat 11/17, Vocal Chaos. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Jerry Jeff Walker, G.B. Leighton. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/19, 8:30 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Michael Smith, Pete Jonsson. 815-338-3655.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Switchback. 630-941-7100.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Micki Croisant. 773-743-3355.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Jeff & Vida. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 11/18, 6 and 8:30 PM, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey, Jeffrey Foucault. 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 11/16, Shank's Pony. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Old Time Barn Dance with the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band and caller Marianne Mohrhusen. Fri 11/23, Greg Trafidlo. 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

ERNEST DAWKINS & THE LIVE THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY BAND WITH BILLY BRANCH & BIG JAMES perform "Jazz to blues"; free concert. Thu 11/15, 6:30 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 773-651-7563.

FROM GRASSROOTS TO GLORY: THE ANTHOLOGY OF GOSPEL II under the direction of Rodney Lewis. Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/25, 4 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

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

AARON MOORE Free "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Tue 11/20, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

FRANK RAVEN BAND Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND Fri 11/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/16 and Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Katherine Davis 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 11/16, Sat 11/17, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/20, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents (see Critic's Choice) with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Allen Batts Band with Bobbye King. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/20, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents (see Critic's Choice) with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 11/17, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Sun 11/18, Lindsey Alexander. Mon 11/19, Willie Kent & the Gents (see Critic's Choice) with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/20, Liz Mandville Greeson. Wed 11/21, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 11/22, Vino Louden. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 11/16, 10 PM, Jeff & Vida, Eric Noden. Sun 11/18, 11 AM, Eric Noden. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Jimmy Burns. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, Duke Tomatoe, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Sat 11/17, 6:30 PM, Nick Moss (no cover); 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Marty Sammon Band. Sun 11/18, John Primer. Mon 11/19, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 11/20, Matthew Skoller. Wed 11/21, Joanna Connor. Fri 11/23, 5:30 PM, Ken Saydak (no cover); 9:30 PM, Jimmy Thackery, Mike Zito. Sat 11/24, 6:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9:30 PM, Kinsey Report, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sun 11/25, Doug McDonald. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/16, Cash Audio. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins blues, gospel, country, and honky-tonk. 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 11/16 and Sat 11/17, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues 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 11/16, Curtis Salgado. Sat 11/17, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Fri 11/23, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 11/24, Lonnie Brooks. 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.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 10 PM, John Mooney & Bluesiana. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Koko Taylor, Felix & the Cats. 708-788-2118.

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 11/16, Tabasco Sound Kitchen. 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 11/17, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. Sat 11/24, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-416-4898.

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

FULL MOON BAR & GRILL 113 S. Batavia, Batavia: Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-406-9891.

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 11/16, 9:30 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. Fri 11/23, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Tue 11/20, 8:30 PM, Joe Kelly Blues Band (no cover). Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/24, 9:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. 708-484-3610.

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

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

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 11/16, Chicago Playboys. Sat 11/17, Matthew Skoller. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 11/20, Robert Randolph & the Family Band (see Critic's Choice). Wed 11/21, Phil Armetta. Fri 11/23, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 11/24, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/24, "Chicago All-Star Blues Revue" with Judy Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns, Hank Ford, Kenny Anderson, Tony "Cash" Caccitolo, Leontine Dupree, Joe Jammer, Nathalie Wright, Patrick Doody & Ron Ananman. 708-389-7810.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Vance Kelly. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Sun 11/18, benefit for New York City police and firemen with Eddie Shaw, Son Seals, Andre Taylor, Detroit Jr., Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, John Primer, Howard Scott & others. 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 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Sandra Hall. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

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

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 11/17, Harlan Terson & friends. Sat 11/24, 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 11/20, Katherine Davis Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/17, Billy Flynn. Sat 11/24, Katherine Davis. 847-266-1313.

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.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 11/21 and Fri 11/23, Eddy Clearwater Band. Sat 11/24, Carey Bell. 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 11/16, Willie Kent & the Gents (see Critic's Choice). Sat 11/17, Johnny Jones. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. (Thu 11/22 with Ariyo). Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Lindsey Alexander. Sat 11/17, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wed 11/21, Pistol Pete. Fri 11/23, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 11/24, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 11/16, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 11/17, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Fri 11/23, Felix & the Cats. Sat 11/24, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Fri 11/16, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 630-264-2739.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/16, Pat Smillie Band. 773-929-1300.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MURIEL ANDERSON WITH RACHEL BARTON & STANLEY JORDAN Benefit for Music for Life Alliance. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-968-4984.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs William Russo's Chicago Suite No. 2. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6180.

CLAYTON BROTHERS Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Sat 11/17, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

RYAN COHAN SEXTET See Critic's Choice. Thu 11/15, 7:30 PM, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6179. Sun 11/18, 7:30 PM, Herman Crown Center, Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash. 312-341-2238.

COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ERNEST DAWKINS & THE LIVE THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY BAND WITH BILLY BRANCH & BIG JAMES perform "Jazz to blues"; free concert. Thu 11/15, 6:30 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 773-651-7563.

DUAL IMAGE, CASEY HOMEL & THE WORLD'S HONKIEST POLKA BAND, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, OUTCAST JAZZ BAND Benefit for Mike Clavio. Sun 11/18, noon-6 PM, IBEW Local 134 Union Hall, 600 W. Washington. 708-342-1681.

KURT ELLING Free in-store performances. Sat 11/17, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700. Sat 11/17, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

GRANDSTAND BIG BAND WITH BRIENN PERRY, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Sun 11/18, 1-4 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5739 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

MARCUS JEFFERSON Free in-store performance. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

KIMOTION Benefit for ArtSynergy. Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 4730 N. Sheridan. 312-344-8300.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TOSCANELLIE "LADY T." MARCELAIN Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA performs at a "big band dance." Sun 11/18, 1:30-4 PM, Building K, College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Myron McReynolds, director. Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SHAWN SALMON TRIO Free concert. Fri 11/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SKYWAY JAZZ FESTIVAL Free concert with performances by Jazz Bands from the College of Lake County, Morton College, Oakton Community College, Waubonsee Community College, McHenry County College, Elgin Community College, and Moraine Valley Community College. Sat 11/17, 8:30 AM-noon, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

TOM STEVENS Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BUTCH THOMPSON performs "Yulestride: Christmas at the piano." Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS & HIS ORIGINAL 21ST CENTURY REVIEW WITH JOHNNY FRIGO & FRANZ JACKSON perform at an opening for the exhibition "Fashion, Flappers 'n' All That Jazz." Sat 11/17, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/16, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/17, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Eddie Johnson/John Bany Quintet with Claudia Stefanski. 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 11/21, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 11/22, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 11/23, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/24, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 2204 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Steve Hashimoto, Heath Chappell & others. 773-472-7400.

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 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Detour. Sun 11/18 through Wed 11/21 and Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Carmen Stokes. Sun 11/25, 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 11/21, Steve Koerber 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: Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Trio. Sun 11/25, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera. 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. Sat 11/17, Alphonso Ponticelli & Lou Matini. 773-384-8600.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Bradley Williams and his Original 21st Century Review (no cover). 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 11/24, 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. Tuesdays, DJs spin jazz. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 11/16, 9 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/17, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music 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.

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 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Ken Chaney Xperience. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Diane Delin Quartet. 847-605-9900.

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

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 11/23, 9 PM, Dr. Flippo Group (no cover). 773-973-2233.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/23, Marshall Vente. Sat 11/24, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 11/16, 7 PM, John Goldman with Larry Gray & Nori Tanaka. Sat 11/17, 7 PM, John Goldman, Dan DeLorenzo, Nori Tanaka, and Deanna Whitkowski. 312-326-2300.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 11/17, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 11/17, Danlchaz Trio. Sat 11/24, Matt Erion Trio. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/18, 6 PM, Lenny King. Sun 11/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 708-788-2118.

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 11/24, David Boykin Quartet. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 11/19, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 11/16, Alejandro Urzagaste Quartet. Sat 11/17, Jazz Solution. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Trio. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 11/23, Upbeat Trio with Chris Siebold. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Original Salty Dogs. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Jimmy Willis Quartet (no cover). Mon 11/19, 8 PM, Juli Wood Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/16, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Sextet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Ryan Cohan Sextet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/18, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with the Bradley Williams Quartet with Gingi Lahera; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mon 11/19, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 11/21, 9 PM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 11/23, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/24, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/25, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra. 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: Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Steelin' Jazz. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Wed 11/21, 8 PM, Vinx, Pippi. 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 11/16 through Sun 11/18, Clayton Brothers (see Critic's Choice). Mon 11/19, 8 and 10 PM, Ryan Cohan Sextet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 11/20 through Sun 11/25, Roy Hargrove Quintet. 312-670-2473.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Trio. Sat 11/17, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: 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 (see Post No Bills). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 11/16, 4:30 PM, Erin McDougald; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Fri 11/23, 4:30 PM, Spider Saloff; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Roz Ellington. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/16, Marshall Vente Trio. Wed 11/21, Marshall Vente Trio. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Fri 11/23, 11 AM-5 PM, West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 2156 W. Belmont: Music in the Back Room. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Wilson Avenue Jazz Band. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-935-5373.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Josh Quinlan. 773-743-3355.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, Dave Onderdonk Trio. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio (see Post No Bills). Wednesdays, George McRae Trio. Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, Jodie Christian Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 5:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, 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: Sun 11/18, Jazz Avengers. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 11/16, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Mike Kocour Quartet. Sat 11/17, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sun 11/18, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 11/21, 8:30 PM, Jeremy Kahn Trio. Fri 11/23, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Kelly Brand/Suzanne Palmer Quartet. Sat 11/24, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sun 11/25, 8:30 PM, Urban Twist. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Rankinfyle. Sat 11/17, Dave Gordon Trio. Tue 11/20, Steve Frisbie, Liam Davis. Wed 11/21, Peter Lerner Band. Sat 11/24, Brienn Perry Quartet. 847-266-1313.

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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 11/18, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 11/17, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

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

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 11/19, Jazz Avengers. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Kimberly Gordon Duo; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mon 11/19, 10 PM, Jeff Grossberg's Heavy Hitters. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/16, Rob Zettl with Harrison Bankhead, Steve Strunk, and Mike Levin. Sat 11/17, Vizitors with Dushun Mosely. 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. Thursdays, Savoir Faire. Fri 11/23, Players Step Outside. Sat 11/24, Vincent Davis Quartet. 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.

international

concerts

CELIA CRUZ, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

ELLA LEYA Free in-store performance. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND, KOL SASSON perform at the "Do-It-Yourself Chanukah" concert. Sun 11/25, 7 PM (preceded by free workshops at 5:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

THE BEST OF THE POLISH-AMERICAN ACCORDION ASSOCIATION with Mirek Kumpin, Marek Lichota, Nicolo Naidenov, Ed Smollen, Bruno Muras, Gigi & friends. Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Polish-American Accordion Association, 5835 W. Diversey. 773-763-2642.

international

clubs

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: Sat 11/17, 9 PM, "Sauza After Hours" with Si*Se, Bandoleros. 312-266-1234.

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.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/24, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by cha-cha dance lessons at 9 PM). Sun 11/25, 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: 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.

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

classical

ALBERT SCHWEITZER WOODWIND QUINTET Sun 11/18, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert. Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

EMANUEL AX AND YEFIM BRONFMAN in a duo-piano performance. Benefit for Jewish Community Centers of Chicago. Tue 11/20, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-357-4700.

RUSSEL BRAZZEL guitar (Barrios-Mangore, Brouwer, Villa-Lobos, Morel, Gottschalk). Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

BRIDGEPORT CHORAL SOCIETY in a benefit for the Chicago Remembers Fund (Rutter and others). Sun 11/25, 3 PM, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton. 312-326-3205 or 312-409-4570.

CALVIN COLLEGE BAND Derald DeYoung conducts free concerts (Gianni, Mennin, Schuman, Grainger, Williams, Reigger). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Timothy Christian High School, 188 W. Butterfield, Elmhurst. 630-833-7575. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-412-7634.

CAMERATA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO (Beethoven, Kodaly). Sun 11/18, 5:30 PM, Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago, Evanston. 847-475-6100.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with pianist Rei Hotoda (Weber, Rachmaninoff, Brahms). Sun 11/18, 2:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-878-0575.

CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dale Clevenger conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky, Garrop). Mon 11/19, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-341-3782.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Barber, Faure, Mozart, Puccini, Sibelius). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Pierre Boulez, conductor, with soprano Christine Brewer, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Mahler, Symphony No. 2). Fri 11/23 and Sat 11/24, 8 PM, and Sun 11/25, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with violinist Samuel Magad (Bach, Shostakovich, Kodaly, Bartok). "Pre-concert conversation" takes place one hour and 15 minutes before performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alastair Willis conducts an all-Tchaikovsky family concert featuring the Classical Kids Company. Sat 11/17, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pierre Boulez conducts a new-music program (Boulez, Eotvos, Taylor). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Allen Tinkham, conductor, with violist Lisa Steltenpohl (Moran, Bartok, Webern, Respighi). Sat 11/24, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHINESE FINE ARTS SOCIETY Musicians aged 5 to 18 perform music of Western and Chinese composers in a free concert (Bach, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Paganini, Lalo, Miklaszewski, Kuhlau, Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and others). Sat 11/17, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-409-7814 or 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/17 and Sat 11/24, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Ponchielli, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Ward, Liszt). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

CONCERT OF THANKSGIVING AND REMEMBRANCE Free admission. Tue 11/20, 5:30 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Sun 11/18, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

KARL-DIETER CRISMAN AND MELODY HARTER in a duo-piano performance (Dvorak, Hurless, Debussy). Tue 11/20, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts a "Discovery Concert" for young audiences (Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, Stravinsky). Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor and piano (Beethoven, Shostakovich). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, and Sun 11/18, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Beethoven, Hindemith, Brahms, Piston). Sun 11/18, 3 PM (with preconcert talk at 1:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

JULIE GOLDBERG guitar. Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

EMILY GRAEF AND MARCIA LA BELLA flute and harp, in a free concert (Corelli, Handel, Giuliani). Mon 11/19, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LINDA OGDEN HAGEN AND JAMES SCHOPP soprano and tenor, with pianist Barbara Vanderwall in a free concert (Monteverdi, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Ives, Roem, Copland). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

PAUL HENRY guitar (Qualey, Sanz, Reis, Piazzolla, Dyens, Brouwer, Lecuona, Bustamente). Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

INTIMATE OPERA (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus). Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 7:30 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

STEFAN JAKIW violin, with pianist Tali Morgulis (Mozart, Brahms, Copland, Chopin, Sarasate). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EMI KELSEY AND SVETLANA BELSKY perform piano music for four hands (Mendelssohn, Schubert/Liszt, Verdi/Liszt, Rachmaninoff). Sun 11/25, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

AIMEE KRESTON AND LUCINDA CARVER violin and piano (Mozart, Brahms). Fri 11/16, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

LAKESIDE BRASS OF CHICAGO in a program of Christmas music. Fri 11/23, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729 or 312-787-4570.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with clarinetists John Bruce Yeh and Teresa Reilly (Mendelssohn, Mozart). Tue 11/20, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 11/16, Mon 11/19, and Sat 11/24, 7:30 PM, Bruno Campanella, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova and soprano Andrea Rost (Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi). Sat 11/17, Tue 11/20, and Fri 11/23, 7:30 PM, and Sun 11/25, 2 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with bass Samuel Ramey, baritone Nathan Gunn, and tenor Kim Begley (Britten, Billy Budd). 312-332-2244.

MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE Vincent Cichowicz, conductor, with organist Thomas Weisflog (Gabrieli, Handel, Gigout, and others). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, conductor, with baritone Andrew Schultze and tenor Barrington Coleman in a tribute to poet Langston Hughes (Baker, Perkinson, Swanson, Moore, Bonds, DaCosta, Cohen, Owens, Adams, Price). Free admission. Tue 11/20, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7559.

NEWBERRY CONSORT in a program of fourteenth-century ars subtilior music. Fri 11/16, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle. Sat 11/17, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Joseph Lill, conductor (Alexander, Britten, Gliere, Milhaud, Vaughan Williams, Verdi, Webber). Fri 11/16, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5634.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Alvaro Ramirez, conductor, with the da Corneto Opera Ensemble (Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, and others). Sun 11/18, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC THEATER PROGRAM in a program of opera excerpts (Mozart, Verdi). Fri 11/16 and Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (J. Strauss, Mendelssohn). Sun 11/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Dahl, R. Strauss). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET with percussionist Kalyan Pathan (Haydn, Lorenz, Beethoven). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

JOSEPH PECORARO guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Domeniconi, Bach, Merlin). Wed 11/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

EWA PODLES AND GARRICK OHLSSON contralto and piano (Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Mussorgsky). Fri 11/16, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 11/17 and Sat 11/24, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

QUARTETTO GELATO Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Martha Morris, conductor (Coates, Offenbach, Tchaikovsky). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SING-ALONG BACH B MINOR MASS William Chin conducts a free event. Sun 11/18, 3 PM, First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 773-262-4558 or 708-386-5215.

VINCENT P. SKOWRONSKI AND SAORI CHIBA violin and piano, in a free concert (Brahms, Korngold, Monti, Schumann). Sun 11/18, 2:30 PM, Weinberg Community for Senior Living, 1551 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield. 847-491-9155.

10 STRINGS in a free in-store performance. Sun 11/18, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Sun 11/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Stephen Huang conducts a free concert (Elgar, Rodrigo, Milhaud, Weber). Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Holst, Mozart, Filmore, Zdechlik, Bennett). Sun 11/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free lecture-concert (Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff). Fri 11/16, 10 AM, Kindig Performing Arts Center, South Suburban College, 15800 S. State, South Holland. 708-596-2000.

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS Raoul Gehringer, conductor (Britten, Franck, Mendelssohn, Kodaly, Schiske, Gehringer, J. Strauss, and others). Fri 11/23, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114. Sun 11/25, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666.

WINDY CITY STRING ENSEMBLE Michael L. Hining, conductor (Bach, Hummel, Bernstein, Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi). Sun 11/25, 6:30 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-2025.

JONATHAN YATES piano (Bach, Lorenz, Brahms, Schubert). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

EUGENIA ZUKERMAN flute, with actress Claire Bloom and pianist Rachelle Jonck (Debussy, Messiaen, Mancini, Mendelssohn, Satie, and others). Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

miscellaneous

FRANZ BENTELER & THE ROYAL STRINGS Sun 11/25, 2:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

OLIVIA BLOCK, MICHAEL LENTZ & JAAP BLONK perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound; Jaap Blonk also performs solo. See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/16, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

BRIDGING MUSICAL TRADITIONS Jazz and classical ensembles perform in a children's program. Fri 11/16, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

TONY CONRAD, MICHAEL LENTZ perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. See Critic's Choice. Sat 11/17, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

HOUSE OF DANIEL CHOIR Sat 11/17, 3 PM, Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn. 312-738-1001.

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