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BARENAKED LADIES, ACTION FIGURE PARTY Mon 12/31, 9:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SUSAN GRACE BURCH Free in-store performances. Fri 12/28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700. Sat 12/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

TRENT CARLINI performs "Elvis: From Hollywood to Memphis." Sat 1/5, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CHEAP TRICK, POI DOG PONDERING, ROBERT BRADLEY'S BLACKWATER SURPRISE See Spot Check. Mon 12/31, 8 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-836-4299 or 312-559-1212.

COWBOY MOUTH, NEW DUNCAN IMPERIALS, MIDNIGHT CIRCUS Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA 18 & over show. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DOVETAIL JOINT Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959.

EARWIG SPECTRE, LITTLE FYODOR & BABUSHKA Fri 12/28, 7 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

8FATFAT8, TRS-80, CLIP, DJ NUMINOUS RADIO 18 & over show. Sat 12/29, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FAMILY TREE performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 1/4, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

JACQUIE KRUPKA & MEG GUTTMAN Free admission. Fri 12/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ORCHESTRA 33 Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. 312-552-2000 or 312-559-1212.

REO SPEEDWAGON Sat 12/29, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SPEAKING RING THEATRE COMPANY'S ACOUSTIC JAM Open mike benefit with guest performances. Thu 1/3, 8 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-327-0917.

UMPHREY'S McGEE 18 & over show. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LUTHER VANDROSS Fri 12/28, 7:30 PM, Sun 12/30, 7 PM, and Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

ZINCS Free concert. Fri 1/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 12/28, 9 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby. Sun 12/30, 9 PM, Los Straitjackets, Bottletones, Honeybees. Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Post Office, Eva Hunter, Ten Ten, Geoff Beran, Mystery Van. Sat 1/5, 9 PM, J-200, Crooked County, Grant Kay Band. 773-478-4408.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Nicholas Barron/Sticky Lupree. 773-348-3665.

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 12/28, Helen Stellar, Morris Minors, Pistol Whipped. Sat 12/29, Poundseven, Gaskit. Sun 12/30, 8 PM, Thax Douglas with Staal Mate. Mon 12/31, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan, members of Dolly Varden. Wed 1/2, Heather.com, Ovadya. Thu 1/3, Gold Stars, Millions. Fri 1/4, the Bomb, Returnables, Zero to Nine, Deans. Sat 1/5, Fuse, Buck 50, Low Rent. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Power Knobs, Stories for Boys, Torchlily. Sat 12/29, Brown Odds, Valhalla, Myopia. Thu 1/3, Punching Grey, Nine Miles of Concrete, Missouri Compromise. Fri 1/4, Naked Oil Twister. Sat 1/5, Half Stachon, Missile, Introversion, Split-habit. 773-384-0043.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 12/28, 10 PM, Jason. Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 12/29, Selective Recall. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Sat 12/29, Cedarcase. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Herb Walker, Bernard Reid, Clyde Davis & others. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 12/28, Wombat Carnival. Sat 12/29, Ralph's Kind. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/4, Transmission. Sat 1/5, New Love Designers. 708-387-0050.

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

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Strange Days (Doors tribute band). Sat 12/29, 7Deez. Fri 1/4, D'Zyre. 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.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, Dorian Taj. Mon 12/31, Drapes, Phenoms. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 1/2, Joe Campagna. Sat 1/5, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. 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 12/28, Kameron Fry. Sat 12/29, Brothers in Arms. 708-460-1771.

CHICAGO SPORTS BAR & GRILL 227 W. Jackson: Fridays, 7 PM, Michael Charles (no cover). Thursdays, 6 PM, open mike hosted by Michael Charles. 312-427-2856.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Mon 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Lauree. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, open mike for music and poetry. 773-274-6057.

COFFEE & TEA EXCHANGE 1100 W. Thorndale: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/3 with Chris Piss, Jason Schupp). 773-907-3500.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, 40 Hour Sunday, Popfly. Sat 12/29, BMC, Tugboat. Mon 12/31, Maggie Speaks. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 1/4, Chris Gilmartin, Dishes, Hundo. Sat 1/5, Butter Side Down, Fazer, Trollies. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 12/28, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Mon 12/31, 8 PM, Then Again, Domestic Problems. Wednesdays, 10 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Brain Rakes, Sister Child. Sat 1/5, Trippin' Billies, Push Down & Turn. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Dan Darrah Band, Stolie. Mon 12/31, 10:30 PM, X-Side. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/4, 10:30 PM, Infinity. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Schaffer Street, Bryter. 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: Mon 12/31, 8:30 and 10 PM, Hollis Resnik. Thu 1/3, 8 PM, Dina Joy Bird. Fri 1/4, 8 PM, Greta Clark; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 1/5, 8 PM, McKinley Carter. Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. 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. Mon 12/31, 8 PM, Vernon Larsen. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 12/30, DJ Mike Miller. Mon 12/31, Horizontal Action DJs spin punk rock. Tue 1/1, DJs Mad Man Mike & Radio Ron. Wed 1/2, DJs Matt & Lee. Thu 1/3, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 12/28, 10 PM, Strawberry (see Critic's Choice), Flying Luttenbachers, Cheer-Accident, DJ Tommie Sunshine. Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band, J. Davis Trio, Gayle Ritt. Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Wed 1/2, 9 PM, Escape From Earth, Rollercoaster, Blue Nova. Thu 1/3, 9 PM, Garbo Swag, Missile, the Help. Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Lucious Warbaby, Bunker Hill, 13 Flowers. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Hypnofugue, Jesus & the Devil, Janus. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 12/28, Nobody. Sat 12/29, Remedy. Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/4, Only Sons. Sat 1/5, Inzane Child. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 12/28, Core, Drop. Sat 12/29, Underwater People. Sun 12/30, Julie Dutchak. Tuesdays, 45s. Wed 1/2, Downtime. Thu 1/3, Bottle of Justus (see Spot Check), King Solomon's Grave. Fri 1/4, Friends of Pete, Paul Allodi. Sat 1/5, Then Again. Sun 1/6, Shawn Brown. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/28, Rain Gods, Last of the Showmen, Mojo Filter. Sat 12/29, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Joe Bigsley, Aka, Eddie Mack. Sundays and Mon 12/31, Sumo. Thu 1/3, Swimmer, Head Down. Fri 1/4, Segway, Jones Bridge Massacre, Drunken Monkeys, Jen Dainton. Sat 1/5, Bellsize, Red Elephant, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/28, Magnaphonic, Ripley's. Sat 12/29, Mind Over Matter. Sat 1/5, SMG Allstars. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, Dirtbombs, Organ Wolf, Baseball Furies. Sat 12/29, Gaza Strippers (see Critic's Choice), Nerves, Chargers Street Gang. Mon 12/31, 9:30 PM, OK Go, Lonesome Organist. Thu 1/3, 9:30 PM, Hysterics, All Systems Halt, Pinheads. Fri 1/4, Von Bondies, Soledad Brothers, Bible of the Devil. Sat 1/5, Happy Supply, Hentchmen, Afflictions, Salome. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 12/29, Jim Shannon. Sat 1/5, Dough! 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 12/28, Michael Strening Jr. Fri 1/4, 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.

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 12/28, 6 PM, Arma Angelus, Knives Out, Definate Choice; 10 PM, An Automotive, Lynyrd's Innards. Sat 12/29, 5 PM, Throwdown, Bleeding Through, No Warning, Black Widows, Payback; 10 PM, Numbers (see Critic's Choice), X27, Katzenmallets. Mon 12/31, 8 PM, Tossers, Arrivals, Haymarket Riot, Tom Daily & the Volunteers, Bitchy. Wed 1/2, 8 PM, Tekulvi, Party of Helicopters, Stillwell, Jon Finley. Thu 1/3, 6 PM, River City Rebels, Plan a Project, Six Gun Radio; 10 PM, Rollo Tomasi, Her Flyaway Manor. Fri 1/4, 6 PM, Fourth Rotor, Faultlines, Treason Brothers. Sat 1/5, 7 PM, Pillowmints, Dorks, Teenage Bottlerocket, Biscayne. Sun 1/6, 5 PM, Cougars, Blue Bottle, Hello Operator, Introversion, Konami Code. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 12/28, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Urban Twang. Mon 12/31, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys. Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, 9 PM, Ralph Covert & the Bad Examples. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. 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. Fri 12/28, Paula Mengarelli Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/4, Lazy Maybes. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/28, Shermans, Quatre Tete. Sat 12/29, SMG All-stars. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 12/28, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Saturdays, 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Jen Porter & El Gordo Band. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 12/28, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason. Sat 12/29, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 10 PM, Nan Mason. Sun 12/30, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mon 12/31, 7 PM, Weird Sisters; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

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

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Sat 1/5, 9:30 PM, Patty Elvis. 312-943-2252.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Sat 12/29, Family of Souls. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Aswah Gregorri & the Enforcers. Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Rokko & the Hat Band. Sat 1/5, Karma Sutra. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 12/28, 8:30 PM, benefit for Gerber Hart Library with Miss Tiger, DJ Moist. Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Love Chaos. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Bottle of Justus (see Spot Check), Ophur. Sat 12/29, Better Than Ezra, Rearview Mirror, Alice Peacock. Sun 12/30, Ekoostik Hookah, Rebecca's Statue. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Train, Better Than Ezra, Glen Phillips; 10 PM, Verve Pipe, Bleu (on the Back Porch Stage). Tue 1/1, Train, Bleu. Thu 1/3, Slitheryn, Red River, Ditchwater, Hearsay. Fri 1/4, Planet Underground, Fracture. Sat 1/5, Harmony Riley, Big Bang Music Theory, Emitter. Sun 1/6, Gregg Allman & friends, Robert Randolph & the Family Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 12/30, New Flavor. Wed 1/2, Olori. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29, Mike & Joe. Sun 12/30, M80's. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Mike & Joe. Fri 1/4, Mr. Blotto, Cryin' Souls. Sat 1/5, Hairbanger's Ball. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Shaking Tree, Dave Tampkin & the PPC. Sat 12/29, Seven Day Run, Karma Tease. Mon 12/31, Underwater People. Fri 1/4, Blue Magoo. Sat 1/5, Eric Howell & the Implants, Only Infinity, Feeding Five Thousand. 773-975-0505.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, Valley of the Low Men, Soulfix. Sat 12/29, Milk Plow, Suns, Timebomb Taxi. Sun 12/30, 9:30 PM, Mickey Brothers, Scottish (no cover). Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Ethyline. Fri 1/4, 9:30 PM, Donner Surprise Party, Sober Dozi, Dremana. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, 10 PM, Brother Brother, Almighty Senators. Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Rusk, Leroy Fix. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks. Wed 1/2, 9 PM, Stone (no cover). Thu 1/3, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" with Nick Willette. Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Unibrow, Star Period Star. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Anne Harris, Big Backyard. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 12/29, Eric Howell Band. Mon 12/31, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 1/5, Dollhouse. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Smalls. Sat 12/29, Desi Brothers. Mon 12/31, Rockwell. Fri 1/4, O'Briens. Sat 1/5, Cirrus Falcon. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 12/28, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Plain White T's, the Dog & Everything, Retro Morning. Sat 12/29, 5:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Swizzle Tree, Penny & the Loafers, Close Enough, Backdrop. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Waco Brothers. Fri 1/4, 9 PM, Tub Ring, Kiss 'n' Ride, Kim, Volta Do Mar, Rollerdome. Sat 1/5, 6:30 PM, Five Pointe O, 36 Crazyfists, Nora. 773-549-0203.

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

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

MORETTI'S 1645 W. Jackson: Mon 12/31, 8 PM, Weed Street Band. 312-850-0208.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/28, Effect, Scrounge for Change, Half Stachon. Sat 12/29, Butter Side Down. Sun 12/30, Robin Dean. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 12/28, 5:30 PM, Ethan Semone & the Dark Room Chemicals (no cover). Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Cotton Pony, Triple Process, Mystechs. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, the Pages (no cover). Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Studiotone, Bob's Yer Uncle. 847-869-0450.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Hello Dave. 312-266-7842 or 312-559-1212.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 12/28, 10 PM, Zero to Nine, Area Man. Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Wolcott (see Spot Check), Plain White T's, Sour Deluxe. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 12/31, 8 PM, Bumpus, Fly Williams, DJ Tankboy. Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Woolworthy, Amazing Kilowatts, Automatic Shoes. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Fat Time, Junbug. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Mon 12/31, 9 PM, I Decline, Mangy, Disonic. 708-293-1837.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/28, Sonnets, Big Wow. Sat 12/29, Creepy D. Sun 12/30, Burns Ditch. Wed 1/2, Silver Measure. Thu 1/3, Pave the Sun. Fri 1/4, Vini & the Demons. Sat 1/5, Go-Go Devils, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thursdays, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/5, Devlin & Dietel. 847-622-8888.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Tue 1/1, Amish Armada, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmateez. Fri 1/4, Redline, Ming. Sat 1/5, Sixto, Taking Pictures, Clerics. 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. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 12/28, Waste. Sat 12/29, Zamadoque Tarahum, Jaula, Descarga. Mon 12/31, Balloonatics, Blues Crew with Al Harris. Thu 1/3, Al Harris & the New Generation Band. Fri 1/4, Phonograph, Scientists. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 12/28, 10 PM, Starch Martins, David Singer & the Sweet Science, Quasar Wut-Wut. Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Butterfly Child, Yum-Yum, Insta, Carlos Ortega. Sun 12/30, 7 and 10 PM, Cary Pierce, Alice Peacock. Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Ike Reilly (see Spot Check), Frisbie. Thu 1/3, 9 PM, Olo, Forty One Rivers, Architecture. Fri 1/4, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Mysteries of Life, Lesser Birds of Paradise. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, Honeydogs, Lax, Sara Osmer. Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Utah Carol, Puerto Muerto, Catfish Haven. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, Only Sons. Sat 12/29, Stevie Starlite. Sat 1/5, White Noise. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 12/28, 9 PM, User Friendly. 312-337-7900.

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 12/28, 9 PM, Chris Rob, Chenelle Legacy, Track Team, Shay, Michelle, Red, Joseph. Sat 12/29, 9 PM, Quantum Leep, Money Shot. Sun 12/30, Akbar, Profound with Imos Marad, Mass Hysteria, Monkey Wrench Factory, Rude One, JB, Doc West, Alo. Mon 12/31, All Fours, DJ Mass Transit, DJ True. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike and DJ-mix competition. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Mon 12/31, DJs spin. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wed 1/2, 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.

TRATTORIA GIANNI 1711 N. Halsted: Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Mythic Figs. 312-266-1976.

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 12/28, Carlos Ortega, Colby Maddox Duo. Sat 12/29, Acousticboy, Donna Adler, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by J for Jules. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 12/31, Dan Darrah Band. Fri 1/4, Earshot. Sat 1/5, Hope Kills Fear. 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. Fri 12/28, JP & the Cats. Sat 12/29, Mary Ann & the Professors. Thu 1/3, Serilian & friends. Fri 1/4, X-Side. Sat 1/5, Horizontal Motion. 630-264-2739.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sat 12/29, Westfall, Starcandy. Mon 12/31, Fat Time. Wed 1/2, Domestic Problems. Thu 1/3, Joe Irizarry, War Brides. Fri 1/4, Knee Deep Shag, Starcandy. Sat 1/5, Mobile Chicken Party Unit, Groovatron, Umbrella. 773-929-1300.

ZAKOPANE LOUNGE 1734 W. Division: Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-486-1559.

dance

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 7 PM-2 AM Sundays through Fridays and 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 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, acid house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, DJ Dion. Sundays, DJs spin funk, punk, shoegazer, and glam (Sun 12/30, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince). Mon 12/31, DJ Greg Haus. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, "women's night" with DJ Dion. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 12/28, DJ Braxton Holmes, Steve Melvage. Sat 12/29, DJ Phylz Deep, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize, DJ Joe Buddha. Mon 12/31, DJ Spin, DJ Brian G., DJ Steve Melvage. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Andre Harris spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJ Nique spins house. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Mondays, DJ Roki spins hip-hop, house, reggae, and trance. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 1/2, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thu 1/3, DJ Dumb American spins techno. 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." Mon 12/31, DJs Rick Guerrero & Nocturno spin hip-hop, Latin pop, and house. Wednesdays, DJs Mustafa Rocks & Jay Too spin hip-hop, disco, soul, and R&B. Thursdays, DJs John Styles & Phat Mike, Donnie Devoe. 312-266-1234.

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

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, 9:30 PM Saturdays, 6 PM Sundays and Wednesdays, and 10 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

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. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Victor Rocha & Mike Pierce, DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ Lee spins drum 'n' bass. Mon 12/31, "Red White & Blue" DJs spin (call 312-409-3000 or 312-559-1212). Tuesdays, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on weekends. Fridays, Neural Intoxications and Soulamytes. Saturdays, Citron. Sundays, DJ Vic Lavender. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin new wave, industrial, and electronica 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Richard. Thursdays, DJ Danny. 773-878-8241.

CLUB NYX 311 S. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9 PM, "International Nite" DJs Tony T., Red Lox, Mar, and Con spin bhangra and music from Europe, South America, South Asia, and the Middle East. 312-993-0933.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin house, Latin & Caribbean, hip-hop, and house. Mon 12/31, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin progressive, house, Caribbean, hip-hop, retro, and rock. 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 Thurdays and Fridays until 2 AM and Saturdays until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, John Curley & Chad Sommer, Hiroki & Artek. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Mon 12/31, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol, Chris Laino. 312-413-7000.

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

DJs JOHN CURLEY, DAYHOTA, CHRIS WALSH, CHAD SOMMER, ANGELIST, MARK CENTENNIAL & SHAKA 23 "Future Forward" New Year's Eve party hosted by Pure and UR Chicago magazine. Mon 12/31, 9 PM-3 AM, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 312-559-1212.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels. Fridays, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Lawrence, Jason Christopher & Wayne Williams. Saturdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Mark Fuller, Vaughn Woods, Jay Too, D-Double, Legacy, Steele. Sundays, DJ Word & Mustafa Rocks. Mon 12/31, DJs Twilite Tone, Vince Adams & Mike Love. Thursdays, Eddie Mills, DJ Sheldon spins hip-hop, R&B, and reggae, DJ Question spins jazz and R&B. 312-751-2900.

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, 7-10 PM, DJs spin Brazilian jazz. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sun 12/30, DJs Josh Abrams & Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7:30 PM-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-1 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22 spins R&B, hip-hop, soul, and house (no cover). Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-266-1944.

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

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. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJs Cedric, Flipside, Wayne Williams & Vince Lawrence. 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. 312-527-5600.

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

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin 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. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B. Mon 12/31, DJ Ryan Tubbs spins hip-hop, funk, R&B, and soul. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs Cache 22, Shon Dervis & Shaky Shawun spin funk, soul, old school, and R&B (no cover). Sundays, "Miles Ahead" with DJ Luke Finn. 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. Mondays, DJs Mike O'Connell & Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak & Kevin Loftus. 773-665-1110.

LITHIUM 1124 W. Belmont: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, Derrick Wize spins house. Saturdays, DJ Troy spins hip-hop and dance. Mondays, "alt.mondays" with DJ Gene Lopez. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, Bartender's Choice. Thursdays, Leddie Garcia, DJ Gene Lopez. 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 until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM. 312-255-8579.

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 1645 W. Jackson: Mon 12/31, 8 PM, DJs spin trance, house, and underground. 312-850-0208.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop. Saturdays, DJ $#&@!. Mon 12/31, 9 PM-4 AM, Boa, DJ Rob Kokot, DJ $#&@!, DJ Carrie Monster. 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.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin in the Ghost Bar. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, DJ Sheldon Knight, percussionist Louie Louie. 312-575-9900.

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, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, DJ Form. Thursdays, DJ Cirrhosis. 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). Wednesdays, DJ El Papichulo & DJ Lugo Rosado. 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. Fri 12/28, DJs Woody Levin & David Goldberg, DJs Mood & Lady D. Saturdays, DJs Mood & Carvajal. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, DJ Cyril K & the E Tronneck Band. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thursdays, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan. Fri 1/4, DJs Mood & Lady D. 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. Thursdays, Ralphi Rosario. 773-486-2390.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin 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 Twilite 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. Mon 12/31, DJs Frique & Majid, Cedric, Bear Who?, Julius the Mad Thinker, Monna, Harry the Blade. 312-733-6699.

RHYTHMATIC 6007 W. Grand: Fridays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs Wreck, Big Boy Garcia, Exta-C & Loki. 773-514-2253.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Sundays and Wednesdays, DJ Khaaliq & DJ Papa G spin hip-hop, reggae, deep house, and R&B. 312-733-6577.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Fridays, 7-10 PM, DJ INC spins soul, funk, and disco; 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-7 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Lee Collins & Sadar spin disco & house; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty spin house. Wednesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJ Hiroki spins house, hip-hop, and progressive. Thursdays, 11:30 PM-4 AM, DJ David Balquiedra spins soulful house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 12/28, DJ Dayhota, DJ V. Sat 12/29, Bernard Badie, Shaka 23. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Darrell Woodson, Greg Norwood, Kenny Carvajal. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and New York punk & new wave. Thursdays, DJs Stax, Chris Bacchus, Justin Reed & Striz. Sat 1/5, Casper, DJ Ryn. 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. Mon 12/31, DJ Timmy Loop, VJ Nikole. Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). 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.

SQUAREONE 1561 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Mellow Man; 10 PM-5 AM, dancehall and hip-hop night hosted by Kwesi. Saturdays, midnight-6 AM, DJs spin house. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ JC spins soul. Mondays, 8 PM, DJ Papa G spins reggae. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Joseph spins broken beat and nu jazz. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Sun 12/30, 8:30 PM, Ambivert, DJs Mike Rosey & Dave Z. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Verb & Pure spin Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, 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.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Mass Transit. Sundays, RB & Ronny. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Springa. Wednesdays, DJ Mystr E. Thursdays, Doyonne & Gina Spandex spin goth. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. Mon 12/31, 8:30 PM, percussionist Bam Bam Buddha, DJs Jernell Geronimo, Jimmie Page & Goose (call 312-491-8600 or 312-559-1212). 312-491-9729.

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

VENUE 738 N. Clark: Mondays, 10 PM, DJ EN Green spins trance and breaks. 312-932-0202.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Alex Perez, DJ Mercurio. Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 12/28, Carl Craig. Sat 12/29, Juan Atkins. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, DJs Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis, Tobias & John Patterson. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 1/4, 8 PM, Social Center, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035 or 630-833-3515.

LEE MURDOCK, FRIEDLANDER & HALL Annual "Hometown" concert. Sat 1/5, 7:30 PM, Kaneville Community Center, Main St. at Harter Rd., Kaneville. 630-557-2742.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sat 12/29, 9 PM, Cornmeal, Paulina Hollers, Sons of the Soil. Wed 1/2, Daghda. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 12/30, 11 AM, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/28, All Hat No Cattle. Sun 1/6, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 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. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Mon 12/31, 4 PM, Chicago Rovers. 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Dal Riada. Sat 12/29, Velvet Green. Mon 12/31, 7 PM, David Dunne & Blackwater. Fri 1/4, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 1/5, Dyed in the Wool. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock (see Spot Check). Thu 1/3, Kathy O'Hara & Diane Laffey. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Tue 1/1, 10 AM-2 PM, Special Consensus. 847-821-1234.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Mon 12/31, Anish. 773-472-5139.

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.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 12/28, 10 PM, Wayne "the Train" Hancock (see Spot Check). 773-227-4433.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 12/28, Flaming Red. Sat 12/29, Poetic Odysseys. Thursdays, 7 PM, spoken-word and music open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Salthill Mines. Fri 1/4, Branden Loughrey. 630-941-7100.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 12/30, 8 PM, Salthill Mines (no cover). Wed 1/2, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). Sun 1/6, Anish. 847-869-0450.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 1/1, 9 PM, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys (no cover). 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 1/6, 8 PM, Utah Carol, Puerto Muerto, Catfish Haven. 773-525-2508.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Sundays, 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. 773-549-4444.

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 12/28, Pete Norman. Fri 1/4, Dave Martin. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ARBOR AVENUE STATION Free in-store performance. Sat 12/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 3539 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-443-8160.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Group. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29 and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mon 12/31, Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Sat 12/29, Fri 1/4, Sat 1/5, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Mon 12/31, Willie Kent & Pat Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. 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 12/28 and Sat 12/29, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 12/30, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mon 12/31, Jimmy Johnson. Tue 1/1, Joe Moss. Wed 1/2, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 1/3, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 1/4, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sat 1/5, Kinsey Report. Sun 1/6, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 773-528-1012.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Sugar Blue (no cover). 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/28, 5:30 PM, John Primer (no cover); 9:30 PM, Otis Clay, Nick Moss. Sat 12/29, 6:30 PM, Lil' Ed (no cover); 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby, Doug McDonald. Sun 12/30, John Primer. Mon 12/31, Lonnie Brooks, the Buzz. Thu 1/3, Buddy Guy, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 1/4, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Burns (sold out). Sat 1/5, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (sold out). Sun 1/6, Buddy Guy, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4, Rhythm Club. 773-384-2547.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 12/28, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 12/29, Howard Scott & the World Band. Mon 12/31, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

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

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Sun 12/30 and Mon 12/31, Pat Smillie Band. 847-520-4800.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Mon 12/31, Joe Moss Band. 847-605-9900.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/4, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-593-2200.

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

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Mon 12/31, Stank Willie. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 12/29, Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Sat 1/5, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Mon 12/31, Shotgun Blues Band. 773-262-5767.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 1/5, 9:30 PM, KAX Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, Pete Special. Sat 12/29, Eddie Burks. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Tue 1/1, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wed 1/2, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Thu 1/3, Phil Armetta. Fri 1/4, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 1/5, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29, Preston Shannon. Mon 12/31, Koko Taylor, John "Soulman" Castro. Tue 1/1, Marty Sammon. Thu 1/3, Studebaker John. 312-266-2400.

JERRY'S NITE LIFE 12303 S. Halsted: Fridays, 9 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-821-1427.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers with Kid Dynamite. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mon 12/31, Eddie Shaw, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 1/3, Byther Smith (live radio broadcast). Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Vance Kelly. 773-477-4646.

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

LADY BLUE LOUNGE 2953 W. Madison: Sundays, 8 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 773-826-0317.

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

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Blue Plate Special. 630-446-4001.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 12/29, Barclays. Mon 12/31, Dave Specter. Sat 1/5, Ken Saydak Band. 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 HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/28 and Mon 12/31, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 12/29, Ken Saydak. 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.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 12/29, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 12/28 and Mon 12/31, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 12/29, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Eddy Clearwater. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 1/2, Sammy Fender. Thu 1/3, Jimmy Burns. Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Mississippi Heat. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Nick Peraino & Blue Moon Rising. Thursdays, Al Harris & the New Generation. 312-733-6577.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 12/28 and Mon 12/31, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 12/29, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 1/4, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sat 1/5, Ricky Allen with Howard Scott & the World Band. 773-342-0452.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Mon 12/31, 9:30 PM, Chainsaw DuPont & the Blues Warriors with Smokin' Goose. 708-452-5630.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 12/28, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 12/29, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 1/3, 3:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-441-9334.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 12/28, Pete Norman. 630-969-9720.

jazz

concerts

NICK COLIONNE Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Moulin Rouge Showroom, Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus. 312-565-8000.

PHIL MOSBERG QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sat 1/5, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 12/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

BRIENN PERRY Free in-store performance. Sat 12/29, noon, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

BOBBY SCHIFF TRIO Mon 12/31, 8:30 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-0867.

MICHAEL ZERANG percussion, and puppeteer Blair Thomas, perform 108 Ways to Nirvana: #12, #27, and #36. Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/28, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Rob Amster, Tom Amster, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 12/29, 6 PM, Rich Pardo with Joe Iaco & Chuck Christiansen; 9:30 PM, Kelly Brand Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt's Jump Band. Wed 1/2, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/3, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 1/4, noon, Franz Jackson, Wayne Jones, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope & Dan DeLorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/5, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Steve Sandner Quintet with Holly McGuire. 312-642-6805.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 1/3, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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 12/28 through Sun 12/30, Carmen Stokes. Mon 12/31, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Thu 1/3 through Sun 1/6, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project (no cover). 773-348-3665.

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 1/2, Ron Smith Duo. 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 12/30, 8 PM, Gingi Lahera. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/28, Swing Guitar Club. Wednesdays, pro funk jam with Bill McFarland, Hank Ford, Herb Walker, Bernard Reed, Clyde Davis & others. Mon 12/31, Frank Catalano Band. 773-384-8600.

SPIRIT CAFE 131 Dundee, Buffalo Grove: Thursdays, 8 PM, Nick Tesker Quartet. 847-465-1526.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 1/5, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thadeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 1/3, Juli Wood Trio. 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 12/28, 9:30 PM, Bob Perna. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & John Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, 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.

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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/4, Scott Stenten. Sat 1/5, Eddie Harrison Jump Stars. 847-605-9900.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Wed 1/2, 9:30 PM, Jason Roebke/Chad Taylor/Ken Vandermark. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Sat 12/29, Elaine Dame. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 1/3, Bob Baglione Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 12/29, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 1/5, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 12/30, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Sundays and Thursdays, 8 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29, 9 PM, and Mon 12/31, 9:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-480-7500.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights; no cover. Fri 12/28, Upbeat Trio with Chris Siebold. Wed 1/2, Steve Evans. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 1/4, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 1/5, Vincent, Allen, Howell. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 12/28, 9 PM, Von Freeman & Ed Petersen (see Critic's Choice) with the Green Mill All-Stars; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 12/29, 8 PM, Von Freeman & Ed Petersen (see Critic's Choice) with the Green Mill All-Stars; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 12/30, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mon 12/31, 8 PM, Alternatives Big Band with Jackie Allen; 1 AM, After Hours jam session with Barry Winograd, Dennis Luxion, Hans Sturm & Tom Radke. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/2, 9 PM, Maurice Brown Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 1/4, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chevere; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/5, 8 PM, Chevere; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

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

HEAT 1507 N. Sedgwick: Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Peter Lerner Duo. 312-397-9818.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Samuel Del Real. Sun 12/30, 7 PM, Dee Alexander. Mon 12/31, 10 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29, 9 and 11 PM, Sun 12/30, 4 and 8 PM, and Mon 12/31, 9 and 11 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express with Red Holloway. Thu 1/3, 8 and 10 PM, Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, 9 and 11 PM, and Sun 1/6, 4, 8, and 10 PM, Barry Harris Trio (see Critic's Choice). 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: Fri 12/28, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Sat 12/29, 9:30 PM, Pinizotto-Benson Organ Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LANGE'S 3500 N. Southport: Mon 12/31, 8 PM, "We Are Not Machines" with Bradley Parker-Sparrow & Joanie Pallatto, John E. Magnan & Alejo Povedo (no cover). 773-281-8510.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Fridays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-649-5874.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 12/28, 9 PM, Elaine Dame. Sat 12/29, 9 PM, Marshall Vente. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/28, Marlene Rosenberg Quartet. Wed 1/2, 7 PM, Spats Studebaker & His Swing Cats. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Thu 1/3, 10 PM, AKU, Lavender. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, the Ken & Jim Show. 847-869-0450.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 12/28 and Sat 12/29, Jim Gailloreto Quartet. Mon 12/31, Bobby Broom Quintet with Eric Alexander. Wednesdays, Frank Catalano Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. 847-328-0399.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 12/28, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Dave Hildebrand Trio. Sat 12/29, 9 PM, Redd Holt Quartet. Sun 12/30, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio with McKinley Carter. Mon 12/31, 8:30 PM, Von Freeman Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Wed 1/2, 8:30 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thu 1/3, 8:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos. Fri 1/4, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sat 1/5, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Trio. Sun 1/6, 8:30 PM, Russell Rowe Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 12/29, Rick Shandling Trio. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Judy Roberts Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike with Brian K. Abraham, Bob Lovecchio, and Will Sadler (no cover). 773-248-3093.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays, Frank Lamphere Trio. 773-775-7525.

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.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Thursdays, 8 PM, Vince Green & 7th Avenue. 312-932-0006.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

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.

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. 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 12/28, Greg Ward Quartet. Sat 12/29, David Boykin's Expanse. Sundays, 6:30 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. 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.

international

clubs

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

CAFE DOLCE 749 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, "Mediterrano" night: bands perform music from the Middle East and Europe. 312-397-0000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 12/28, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 12/29, 10 PM, Samuel Del Real. Sat 1/5, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orquesta (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

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

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. 773-481-2050.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fri 12/28, Valerie Booker & Luciano Antonio play Latin jazz. Thursdays, Ecuadoran vocalist Alex Silva. 773-736-9498.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mondays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Eddie "Mozkito" Cruz spins salsa (with dance lessons by Manny Lopez). 312-932-0006.

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

classical

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jay Friedman conducts a free concert (Dittersdorf, J. Strauss, and others). Sun 1/6, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-4470, 312-922-5570, or 262-605-0274.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore (Mozart, Suppe, Lehar, J. Strauss). Concert followed by party featuring Hootchie Suit, the Stu Hirsh Orchestra, and the 911 Mambo Orchestra. See Critic's Choice. Mon 12/31, 9 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free performance. Sat 1/5, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

INNA FALIKS piano. Sun 1/6, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774.

MOLLY KISER piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff). Wed 1/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARY LE GERE AND RICHARD GERSTEN soprano and tenor, in a "holiday concert to close the Christmas season." Sun 1/6, 4 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 1/4, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel). 312-332-2244.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS ALUMNI in a "Mid-Holiday Blues Concert" (Brahms, Verdi, Debussy, Mahler, and others). Fri 12/28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS ALUMNI in a chamber music recital. Sun 12/30, 2 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN TRIO COMPOSITION COMPETITION WINNERS in a free recital. Mon 12/31, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NORTHTOWN COMMUNITY CHOIR AND ST. JAMES CHURCH CHOIR perform Renaissance music in a "Twelfth Night Madrigal Dinner." Fri 1/4 and Sat 1/5, 7 PM, St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N. Rockwell. 773-465-3973.

SHARON RICH PETERSON piano (Grieg, Sinding, Stenhammar, Kuula, Gade, Leifs). Fri 1/4, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729 or 312-787-4570.

PRAIRIE BRASS BAND in a holiday concert. Mon 12/31, 4 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-523-4467.

RADOSLAW SOBCZAK piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Fri 1/4, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Sat 1/5, 12:30-5:30 PM, and Sun 1/6, 9 AM-5:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

YES IS A WORLD: A CONCERT FOR PEACE featuring pianists Ted Hearne, Gary Geiger and Jason Moy, soprano Nythia Rivera, mezzo-soprano Karen Jesse, jazz singer Nellie McKay, bassoonist Jordana Elliott, guitarist Taylor Levine (Bach, Brouwer, Janowsky, Hearne, Menotti, PŠrt, Praetorius, Schoenberg, Stambaugh, Tarrega, T. Wagner, and others). Fri 1/4, 7:30 PM, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4550 N. Hermitage. 773-275-1001.

fairs & festivals

FIRST NIGHT EVANSTON features music performances on various indoor stages in downtown Evanston. Mon 12/31, First Congregational Church, 1417 Hinman: 6 PM, Chicago Brass Quintet; 7:30 PM, Bryant Jones & Chosen; 10 PM, Tom Carey Band. Mather Gardens, 1615 Hinman: 6:30 PM, Cantante; 8 and 9 PM, da Corneto Operatic Ensemble; 10 PM, Tricia Alexander with Alpha Stewart. First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago: 7 PM, Entourage; 8 PM, Joan Hickey Quintet; 10 PM, Frankie Donaldson Group. First Bank and Trust of Evanston, 820 Church: 8 PM, Kathy O'Hara & Diana Laffey; 9:30 and 10:30 PM, Harbor Lights. Lake Street Church MacLeish Hall, 607 Lake: 8 PM, Midway Ramblers Cajun Band; 10 PM, Retroactive. McGaw YMCA Members Room, 1000 Grove: 8 PM, "Diamond" Jim Greene; 10 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Evanston Bible Fellowship, Church and Sherman: 8 PM, G-Mar; 10:30 PM, Belize Breeze. St. Mark's Church, 1509 Ridge: 8 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band; 10 PM, Special Consensus. Jung Institute, 1567 Maple: 8 PM, Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band; 10 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Board of Pensions building, 1201 Davis: 8 PM, Hillbillys from Space; 10 PM, New Invaders. Fountain Square Stage, Davis and Orrington: 8 PM, Noise Pollution; 11:15 PM, Rhythm Revolution Drummers. First United Methodist Church, great hall, 1630 Hinman: 9:30 PM, Hector Silveira y Su Orquesta. Rotary Building Cafe, 1560 Sherman: 10 PM, Mark Cleveland Band. Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington: 10 PM, Mariachi America. Levy Center, 1629 Chicago: 10 PM, Experimental Funk Quartet; 11 PM, R.M.C. North Shore Hotel, 1611 Chicago: 10 PM, Tom Castonzo Orchestra. Other attractions at this "alcohol-free" event include children's activities, dancer performances, storytellers, comedy groups, a bike race, and a hula-hoop contest. 847-289-4248.

miscellaneous

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 12/30, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Marc Smith & the Band. 773-878-5552.

NEW BUDAPEST ORPHEUM SOCIETY performs "parodies that circulated in the streets of Vienna during the era of artistic greatness and decay, political and Zionist songs, and Jewish cabaret songs." Sun 1/6, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-442-4636.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 12/28, members of Loraine Grey Dance Studio perform. 312-346-3278.

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