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BACKBEAT Beatles tribute band. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

BLACK CAT MUSIC Free in-store performance. Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MARY J. BLIGE, AVANT See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2355 or 312-559-1212.

BLIND MAN'S BLUFF Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 630-724-9789.

MICHELLE BRANCH, BLEU Sold out. Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CALIFONE accompanies the films The Mascot and Salome. Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

THE CALLING, LAURA DAWN All-ages show; sold out. Thu 2/21, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Sun 2/17, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY O. DEAN WITH CHAD GIFFORD & DEREK WALVOORD Free acoustic performance. Fri 2/15, 7 PM, Crow's Nest Music, 1157 W. Fullerton. 773-935-9196.

DETACHMENT KIT Free in-store performance; see Post No Bills. Sat 2/16, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ED GRAY & JONATHAN CRAWFORD Free concert. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

GWAR, GOD FORBID, SOILENT GREEN All-ages show. Thu 2/21, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

HALL & OATES Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON AND THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH with teachers, friends, and students of the Old Town School of Folk Music. Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL & JOHNNY FRIGO Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

ISLEYS with RONALD ISLEY Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KAMBAMA performs a music and spoken-word concert in tribute to Amiri Baraka and African-American Heritage Month; free admission. Tue 2/19, noon, third floor, Columbia College Library, 624 S. Michigan. 312-344-7153.

KJ Thu 2/21, 7 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 866-206-9072, ext. 1209.

LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS, SHIRELLES, STORMY WEATHER Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LORNA LUFT performs in A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland: Songs My Mother Taught Me backed by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Hemmens Cultural Center, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

LYNYRD'S INNARDS, METHADONES, MEXICAN CHEERLEADER, BROCKMEYERS Fri 2/22, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

MACHINE HEAD, DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM, 3RD STRIKE All-ages show. Sat 2/16, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PHYLIS MARCONI Free in-store performance. Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

SHANNON McNALLY Free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 2 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

NEMISS, FRONTLINE, PUGSLEE ATOMZ, THAIONE, COSMO GALACTUS, PRIMERIDIAN, MASS HYSTERIA Free concert hosted by WHKP 88.5 FM, with DJs Kevin Maxey and Flash Gordon. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University. 773-702-8289.

SCOUT NIBLETT See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Wed 2/20, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Mon 2/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

PEACE FEST BENEFIT Bands perform on two floors. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Krash, Stuntcat; 8:30 PM, Jason Braun; 9 PM, Brother George, Tenki; 9:30 PM, Sunshine Delay; 10 PM, Amanda, Freeform Sessions; 10:30 PM, Nancy Connolly; 11 PM, Greg Nelson, Genral Patton & His Privates; midnight, Laura Braun, Superchrist; 12:30 AM, Noah Schroer; 1 AM, Jack Crowfoot, Electric Medicine. Private residence, 3055 N. Kilpatrick. 708-795-1146.

PLATTERS, CORNELL GUNTER'S COASTERS, MARVELETTES Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

RATDOG All-ages shows; Sat 2/23 sold out. Sat 2/23 and Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SINISTER LUCK ENSEMBLE accompanies a series of "projector performances" and film loop contortions. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

STYLISTICS, CHI-LITES, DELPHONICS, HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUENOTES, CUBA GOODING, INTRUDERS, PERSUADERS Sat 2/23, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, CLUTCH, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE All-ages show; sold out. Thu 2/21, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

RICHARD THOMPSON Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

TOWN AND COUNTRY See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, TEDDY THOMPSON All-ages show; sold out. Fri 2/22, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Blissfield. Sat 2/16, 6:30 PM, Kasim Sulton, Kristen Shout; 10:30 PM, Slobberbone, Drive-by Truckers. Mon 2/18 and Tue 2/19, 9 PM, Breeders, Brick Layer Cake (see Spot Check), Cobra Verde (Mon 2/18 sold out). Thu 2/21, 9 PM, War Brides, Mission Orange, 4-Fi. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, New Pornographers, Frames, Matt Pond. 773-478-4408.

BALLY MUCK 1930 Grand, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer/songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, and Johnny Rocker. 847-244-5636.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with Paul Allodi. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/15, Rudy Ray Moore, Come Ons, Afflictions. Sat 2/16, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Siderunners, Nadine. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 2/19, 8 PM, benefit for Factory Theater's production of Poppin' and Lockdown with Kingpinz, Knomadz, Sidewalk Skolaz, and DJ Boogie Down Bronx. Wed 2/20, Silverbacks, Vultures Are Lovebirds. Thu 2/21, Conscience Pool, Suran Song in Stag. Fri 2/22, Helen Stellar, Warlocks, Turner Joy, Perfume. Sat 2/23, Matthew, Gaskit, Jive Turkey, Insta. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/15, AKA, So Far, Knockhopper. Sat 2/16, Half Stachon, Dana Okon, Radio Hour. Sun 2/17, Cancer Merchants, Symptomz. 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Cantina. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/23, Sister Envy. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/15, Lubriphonic, Carlos Washington & Giant People. Sat 2/16, Railroad Earth. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thursdays, Family Style. Fri 2/22, Speargrass, Calico Cats. Sat 2/23, Steepwater Band. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/15, Noveto Trio. Sat 2/16, Third Degree. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Sat 2/23, Jack Salamander. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Retro Rockets. Fri 2/22, Insomnia. 847-541-2500.

BUNGALOW JOE'S 7406 Jensen, Hanover Park: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, We R. 630-830-8899.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 2/17, Chris MacCarthy, Sabrina Chapadjiev. Sun 2/24, Leslie Hunt, Just Jayme. 773-348-8536.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Biff & the Waybacks. Thu 2/21, 8 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-358-0200.

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 2/15, Blue Ribbon Brothers. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, Bosco & Jorge. Fri 2/22, Sol Reys. Sat 2/23, All Hat No Cattle. 773-384-2547.

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

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike for poets and musicians (sign-up at 9:30 PM). 773-743-5650.

CHROMIUM 817 W. Lake: Fri 2/22, 11 PM, Jaguar Wright with ?estlove & DJ Phat Mike. 312-666-8106.

CIRCLE INN 7300 Circle Ave., Forest Park: Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck. 708-771-2123.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Debbie Harry & the Fish Sticks, DJ Laura B. 773-325-2233.

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

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/15, Jimmy Dillon, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Sat 2/16, Tasty Burger. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 2/22, Peking Turtle, Josh Richter Band. Sat 2/23, Maggie Speaks, Pimps and Hoes Party. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/16, Remedy, Fraud. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 2/22, Butter Side Down, Cycle Something. Sat 2/23, Air This Side of Caution, Tree Line. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/15, Underwater People. Sat 2/16, Core. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/22, Voices. Sat 2/23, Bliss 66, Julius Bragg. 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: Fridays, 8 PM, "There Goes My Heart" with vocal music from the swing era; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz; 10:30 PM, Famous Brothers. Sundays, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Cole Porter). Thu 2/21, 8 PM, Gillian Kelly performs "Mirrors of Myself: The Words and Music of Dorothy Fields and Amanda McBroom." Sat 2/23, 8 and 10:30 PM, "The Very Best of Times" with Andrea Behegan Gough, Keith Cornell, Tairen Foster & Allison Whittier. 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. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra, Brad Peterson Band, Stone. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Vax Wallo (see Spot Check), Detholz, Synge, Morris Minors. Sun 2/17, 9 PM, Casolando, Lovehammers, DJ Mike Park. Tue 2/19, 9 PM, Kneel Drill, Peelers, Tarts. Wed 2/20, 9 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Combo #3, Thin Man, Ponys. Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Rockit Girl, Sour Deluxe, Rubyhorse, Celestial Static. Fri 2/22, 10 PM, American Motherload, Premium, Ditch Water, Foot. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Giant Step, Verbow, Reputation, Red Elephant. 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-204-9991.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 2/15, Generations. Sat 2/16, Insomnia. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/22, Lisa Rene Band. Sat 2/23, Nobody. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Sammy Ray & Texas Flood. Sat 2/16, Don't Ask. Fri 2/22, Remedy. Sat 2/23, Katy Lied. 708-788-4065.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, and 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Sat 2/16, American English (Beatles tribute band). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Fri 2/22, Core, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 2/23, Wicked Garden, V90. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/15, Last of the Showmen, Joe Armstrong, Crosley. Sat 2/16, Drunken Monkeys, Lunch, Rockaway Cobra, Dimes. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 2/18, Filament, Catherine Avenue. Tue 2/19, Archaeology, People Like Me, Number One Son. Wed 2/20, Nectar, Bound to Change, Stank Willie. Thu 2/21, MVP, Undertoad. Fri 2/22, Joe Bigsley, Bed, Nectarine Knockout. Sat 2/23, Three Card Guts, Bartley Fritzsche, Penny Dreadful. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/15, Mr. Hand. Sat 2/16, Under Cover. Fri 2/22, Empty Can Band. Sat 2/23, Terry Luc Band. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/15, Detachment Kit (see Post No Bills), We Ragazzi, Italo. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Chicago Kings. Mon 2/18, 9:30 PM, Means, Mashers, Reagan National Crash Diet. Tue 2/19, 9:30 PM, Tristeza, Timeout Drawer, Zelienople. Thu 2/21, 9:30 PM, Brother El, Pevin Everett, Brother Mike & Phenom, Tara Betts, Karma 360. Fri 2/22, Los Hombres Perdidos, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio, Cruelest Aprils. Sat 2/23, Yakuza, Grand Ulena, Lozenge. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 2/16, Guilty. Sat 2/23, Tom Van Dorn. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 2/15, Amy Luetgert. Fri 2/22, Tom Van Dorn. 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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 312-266-1944.

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.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Mike 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 2/15, 6 PM, Six of One Half Summers, Written in the Sand, Off Yourself, Tom Sawyer. Sat 2/16, 6 PM, Black Cat Music, Muchacha, Fourth Rotor; 10 PM, Bitch & Animal, Three Dollar Bill (see Spot Check), Kim. Sun 2/17, 6 PM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Troubled Hubble, Amazing Kilowatts, Bicycle Day. Tue 2/19, 7 PM, Los Shut Up, Witroy, C.H.E.D., Louie & the Barracudas. Wed 2/20, 7 PM, Phantom 3, Deadly Numbers, Dr. Killbot, Sonnets, Vacation Bible School. Fri 2/22, 6 PM, Reunion Show, Silent Treatment, 504 Plan, Panic in Detroit, Munition. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Slaughter & the Dogs, Mushuganas, Riffs. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, Malcolm Effect, North by Northwest. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Kelly Hogan (see Critic's Choice). Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Maura O'Connell, Greg Trooper. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman. Wed 2/20, 8 PM, tribute to the Staple Singers with Otis Clay, Robert Cornelius Seven, Kelly Hogan (see Critic's Choice), Paul Cebar, Foley McCreary, Sonia Dada, and Mavis Staples with the Jesse Dixon Singers & the Providence-Saint Mel Choir (benefit for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation). Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Shaggers. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Mike Plume Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. 773-348-6000.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/22, Out of Control. Sat 2/23, Retro Rockets. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE J'S 4437 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 7 PM, "Verbatim Verboten" cabaret hosted by Kurt Kolar. 312-409-1887.

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 2/22, Maggie Speaks. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/15, Better Boyfriends, Drexel, Starlister. Sat 2/16, No, American Heritage, Crusters. Mon 2/18, Love Goddess Show with Jamie Lynn Paradise. Wed 2/20, Laura Braun. Fri 2/22, Sonnets, Phantom 3. Sat 2/23, Dead Steel Mill, Hillside Stranglers, Johnny Vomit. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 2/15, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long. Sat 2/16 and Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 2/18, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Carlo Chapelle & Beckie Menzie. Tue 2/19, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. Thu 2/21 and Fri 2/22, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/17, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/19, 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 2/21, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 2/20, 9:30 PM, Ripley Caine (no cover). Thu 2/21, 9:30 PM, Jen Porter (no cover). 773-871-4210.

GLENVIEW HOUSE 1843 Glenview, Glenview: Thu 2/21, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-724-7999.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 312-915-0071.

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 2/15, Genavieve, Dayna Mallow, E-Mics. Sat 2/16, Zero to Nine, Kevin Lee, Buzzards. Thu 2/21, Lunar Breakdown, the Nod. Fri 2/22, Karma Sutra, Emilie Autumn. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Gel. Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, High Infidelity. Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Cryan' Shames with James Fairs, members of the Buckinghams, Ronnie Rice, members of New Colony Six, Jimy Sohns, Mauds, and members of the Flock (benefit for the Isaac Guillory Family Fund). Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Sweet Jane. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Apsaras Dreaming. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/15, Family of Souls, Jahama. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, benefit for the 2002 Conference on Justice and Global Security with Lesser Lights, Bagwis, Azteca, Jennifer Asidao & others. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, J.L. Stiles. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Town and Country (see Critic's Choice), Brokeback. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 2/21, 9:30 PM, John Whitney, Rivulets. Fri 2/22, 9:30 PM, Land of the El Caminos, Drapes, 34 Satellite. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Tractor Kings, Blackouts, Imaginary Pose, Solips; 12:30 AM, DJ Rudy Day. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 2/21, Cause, Voodoo Jones. 773-348-0009.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Calypso Rose, Karl Watson, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOT SHOTS 2S610 Route 59, Warrenville: Fri 2/22, 9 PM, New Invaders. 630-393-1241.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 2/20, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 2/20, Paul McKinney Duo. Thu 2/21, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 2/20, Dave Andersen. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Wed 2/20, 9 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM; Tuesdays through Fridays, 4:30-7 PM, E-Mics perform on the Back Porch Stage. Fri 2/15, Vonda Shepard, Gayle Ritt (sold out). Sat 2/16, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Shannon McNally. Tue 2/19, Ludacris (see Critic's Choice), Jim Crow. Wed 2/20, Hall & Oates. Thu 2/21, 6:30 PM, the Dog & Everything, Penny & the Loafers, Ophur, Knuckleduster. Sun 2/24, 6:15 PM, Mushroomhead, Lamb of God, Five Pointe 0, Eighteen Visions. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 2/17, Kwame & Wan Afrika. Thu 2/21, Julian's Ride. Sat 2/23, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier, the Alchemist, Slick Rick, Family Tree, Abstract Mindstate (call 312-285-5855 for more information). Sun 2/24, Raw Dawg. 312-266-2400.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, New Invaders. 630-833-2570.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/15, Danger Kitty. Sat 2/16, Jaded, Weed Street Band, Helen's Promise. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 2/22, Skinny, Wicked Garden, Bello. Sat 2/23, Merl Saunders & His Funky Friends, King Johnson Band, Cryin' Souls. 312-337-3486.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thu 2/21, 7 PM, Starball, Ralph Covert, the Good & others perform at the Writers' Block Party. 773-348-7592.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Heroes, Robb Roy. Sat 2/16, Underwater People, Javier Mendoza Band. Tue 2/19, 8 PM, Aviv Geffen (call 312-357-4961 for reservations). Thu 2/21, Paging Raymond. Fri 2/22, Mike Plume Band, Red Dirt Rangers. Sat 2/23, Glamour Girls, Mini Reubens. 773-975-0505.

LES & LENA'S 17704 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 2/16, 9 PM, benefit for Peace Fest with Genral Patton & His Privates and others. 708-633-1144.

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: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays, Buzz Kilman & the Blobs. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Radio Flyer, Wax Buddha. Sun 2/17, 8 PM, Tight Fit, the Pocket (no cover). Tue 2/19, 8:30 PM, Primo, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 2/20, 9 PM, Turtlehead, Substitutes (no cover). Thu 2/21, 9:30 PM, Howie Kantoff, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Turn, Yer Mother's Lover. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Domestic Godzilla, Milk Plow. Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Joan Anderson & Church Dog, Blue Lit Souls. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Dr. Didg (see Spot Check), Living Daylights, 1000 Vertical Feet. Wed 2/20, 9 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Millimeters Mercury. Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Project Object with Ike Willis & Napolean Murphy Brock performs music by Frank Zappa. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Local H, Quasar Wut Wut, Missile. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/16, Gel. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Recliners. Fri 2/22, Downtown Charlie Brown. Sat 2/23, Selective Recall. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/15, 6:30 PM, Amazing Transparent Man, Showoff, Red Hot Valentines, August Premier. Sat 2/16, 5:30 PM, Anti-Flag, Against All Authority, Thrice (see Spot Check), Virus 9, Pipe Down. Sun 2/17, 6:30 PM, Dovetail Joint, Exo, Pound, Blackpanels. Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, Trading Brains, Wish, Hypnofugue. Fri 2/22, 6:30 PM, Sick of it All, Suicide Machines, Distillers, Shai Hulud. Sat 2/23, 6:30 PM, Tiger Army, Nekromantix; 11:30 PM, Trailer Hitch, Tijuana Hercules, DJ David Yow. Sun 2/24, 6:30 PM, Tha Liks, Defari, Living Legends. 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.

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-259-9724.

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

MOJO'S 15447 S. 94th, Orland Park: Fri 2/22, 8:30 PM, Electric Medicine, Genral Patton & His Privates. 708-403-5354.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/16, Trash Brats, Swamp Ass, Rotten Fruits. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Sun 2/24, Turkies Dunn, Scrotum Pole. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Nervous Center Festival of Electronic Music with members of the Annex Group, including Delray, Marian Aanerud, Jimmy Binder, Michael Malacina, Tory Norquist, Jim Phelps, Mel Reyes, Mike Taylor, Joshua Walker, Wang Jing, and Gina Wilson. Fri 2/22, Quantazelle, Moblin, Secret Agent Gel. Sat 2/23, The [law-rah] Collective with Tarmvred, Wilt, and VOS (performances of ambient music and experimental electronics with performance art, video, and mixed-media sculpture). 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Mark Sheehy & Eddie Torrez. Mondays, 9 PM, "Sound Reflections" with DJs Teebot & Anomaly. Tue 2/19, 9 PM, Rong, Die Trying. Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Indika. Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Fareed Haque Group, Darkroom Chemicals. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Vince Bell. Sun 2/24, 10 PM, Fonnmhor. 847-869-0450.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Garbo Swag, Molly, Automatic Shoes, Libido Grande. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Tue 2/19, 8 PM, benefit for RCP Publications with Verbal Remedies, Usual Suspectz & others. Wed 2/20, 9 PM, Fin, Dick Prall. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Amazing Kilowatts, Ness, Bon Mots. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Hedder. 708-756-0600.

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

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi & Jones Davis. 815-758-2715.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Sat 2/16, Rock Bottom. 773-267-5197.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/15, Violet Time. Sat 2/16, Red Wigglers, Ad Rec Committee, My Band. Sun 2/17, Bucktown Players. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 2/20, Weather Field. Thu 2/21, Treason, the Itch, Johnnytoymaker. Fri 2/22, Creepy D. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 2/21, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/16, Jon Gram. Sat 2/23, Dave Tamkin, Julie Dutchak. 847-622-8888.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Bondo, Ruth Buzzy, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Sat 2/16, Goldstars, Pearly Sweet & the Platonics, Audio Explorations, Buddy Revelles. Tue 2/19, Speed of Light, Twin Haters, Hotel Fire. Wed 2/20, Douglass Kings, Magentosphere, Moped Band. Thu 2/21, Killing Tree, Brockmeyers, Project Rocket, Areaman. Fri 2/22, Heather's Damage, Negligents, Bugatti Type 35. Sat 2/23, Vax Wallo (see Spot Check), Murdered, White Outs, Pum. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Sat 2/16, 10 PM, English Channel (Beatles tribute band). 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/16, DJ Evan, DJ JRB. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Tue 2/19, Lolita Haze. Wed 2/20, Son of Jon Doe. Sat 2/23, Dragonfly. 773-342-4738.

RACHEL'S CAFE & BOOKS 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. 847-310-9678.

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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sun 2/24, 9 PM, Remember Rome. 708-423-1188.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Wednesdays, 10 PM, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike. 312-733-6577.

SAMY'S BAR & GRILL 3151 Voyager, Joliet: Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, "The Edge" comedy showcase with music by Wingnuts. 815-439-9330.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Divine Comedy, Joe Cassidy (sold out). Sat 2/16, 10:30 PM, Stickfigure, Green. Sun 2/17, 8 PM, Bill Quateman, Danny Fajerstein. Tue 2/19, 7:30 PM, Lennon, Speed Dealer, Monkey Paw, Anyone. Wed 2/20, 8 PM, Static Films, the Post, Picastro, Scout Niblett (see Critic's Choice). Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan (see Critic's Choice), Chris Lee (see Spot Check). Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Preston Reed; 10:30 PM, Good Life, Ancient Greeks, Azure Ray. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Amy Rigby, Sara Osmer, Graves. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, benefit for Furry Friends Animal Shelter with Dovetail Joint, Red Elephant, Julie Korman & others. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/16, Within Reason. Sat 2/23, Terata. 630-372-2900.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 2/24, 9 PM, New Invaders. 773-878-0894.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Nanuco. 847-549-6111.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-403-1688.

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 2/15, 9 PM, benefit for Video Machete with Art Jones, Teleseen, KJ Mohr, and DJ Reyna. Sat 2/16, Knee Deep Shag, All Fours. Wed 2/20, "Indigenous" with DJs Corey Labadie & Rebecca, Nu Skool Kabaret & others. Thu 2/21, benefit for Community Health Clinic with Pacifics, Elephant's Best Friend, DJ D Double. Fri 2/22, Cloud Nine, Notice Co., DJ Virus. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/16, Cad. Sat 2/23, Abu. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sun 2/17, Ruben Waters Loves You. 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 Mondays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 2/15, Ruben Waters Loves You, Katie Todd. Sat 2/16, Chris Gilmartin, JT & the Clouds. Sun 2/17, Melissa Rose, Dawn O'Keefe Williams, Jim Loftus. Mondays, open mike hosted by Kevin Spiegel & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 2/21, Katie Haverly, Jeff Maharry. Fri 2/22, Jimbo Delta, Channel J. Sat 2/23, Pros From Dover, Punctured Bicycle. Sun 2/24, Dan Raab, Julie Frost, Jason Blake Band. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Phenoms, Acocalypstick. Sat 2/16, Headspin, Ditch Farulla. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 2/22, Muchacha, Huge Pontoons. Sat 2/23, "Reconnection" with DJ Riverman. Sun 2/24, Powder House. 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 2/15, Chaser. Sat 2/16, Exceptions. Fri 2/22, Limbo Stroll. Sat 2/23, Infinity. 630-264-2739.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/15, Turkies Dunn. Sat 2/23, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/15, Zapology. Sat 2/16, Ismael Isaac, Aswah Gregorri. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 2/20, Carl Brown. Thu 2/21, Zeleke, U&I. Fri 2/22, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Sat 2/23, Baaro, Rico. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/15, Doug Hoekstra & friends, Greg Trooper. Sat 2/16, Mabel Mabel, Bill Quateman. Sundays, Outlaw Family Band. Tue 2/19, Mr. Blotto. Thu 2/21, Drawing a Blank, Deuce. Fri 2/22, Yellow Hammers, Urban Twang, Pie-Eyed Pete. Sat 2/23, Homunculus, Groovatron. Sun 2/24, 1 PM, Fareed Haque Group. 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.

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. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. 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 and Sundays through Tuesdays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays, 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. Mondays, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. 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 2/15, Andre Harris, Steve Melvage. Saturdays, DJ Derrick Wize, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. Fri 2/22, DJ Lego, Steve Melvage. 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, house, reggae, and trance. Tuesdays, DJs Defcut Don, ST3V3, and Shaka 23 spin techno and house. Wed 2/20, J Majik, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Mondays, "House of Tut" drag night; DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wednesdays, DJs Mustafa Rocks & Jay Too spin hip-hop, disco, soul, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Pharris. 312-266-1234.

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

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: Sat 2/16, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs spin hip-hop and house. 312-226-4500.

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. Fri 2/15, DJs Tony T. & Red Lox spin Euro, Indian, and "world dance beats". Saturdays, DJs spin salsa, merengue, house, and hip-hop. Fri 2/22, 11 PM, Jaguar Wright with ?estlove & DJ Phat Mike. 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. Fri 2/22, Debbie Harry & the Fish Sticks, DJ Laura B. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, 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, Danny the Wildchild, Evol & Lauren Flax spin drum 'n' bass. 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 310 S. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, "International Nite" DJs 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 Latin & Caribbean, 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 Thursdays 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. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 2/18, 10 PM, An Automotive. 773-489-6457.

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

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels. Fridays, DJs Jay Funk, Env, Maurice Halsted, Miracle, Stix & Predator. Saturdays, DJ Legacy, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love & DJ Steele. Sundays, DJs Word & Mustafa Rocks spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ Sheldon spins hip-hop, R&B, and reggae, DJ Question spins jazz and R&B. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. 312-204-9991.

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: Sun 2/17, 9 PM, Eltro, Josh Abrams, Jacob Ross, Fred Wells. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 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. Thursdays, DJ Cache 22 & DJ Real 1. 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. Mondays, DJs Dion & Jisz spin rock and soul. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. 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 Combs, Flipside & Vince Lawrence spin house and hip-hop. 312-587-8469.

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

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.

JOHN BARLEYCORN 3524 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM upstairs. Fridays, DJ Frique & AM/PM. Saturdays, DJ Ben. Thursdays, DJ Flipside & Louie Louie. 773-549-6000.

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. 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, DJ Madrid spins bebop, hip-hop, Brasilia, broken beat, and dub. 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, 10 PM, 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Tue 2/19, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 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.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Jesse de la Pena & A+ spin house, soul, Latin, and hip-hop. 312-928-2000.

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.

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 10 PM, DJs World & Flipside. 312-642-2582.

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 $#&@! spins industrial. 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, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Jeremy Sole, Jesse de la Pena, Shon Dervis, DJ Form & others. Tuesdays, 2 AM, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, 2 AM, DJ Form. Thursdays, 2 AM, 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 Johnny Rumba spin salsa dura and tropical beats. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Mood & Lady D. Saturdays, DJs Mood & Carvajal. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thu 2/21, Rich Medina, DJs Mood & Oscar McMillan. 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, DJs Terry Mullan, Ron Carroll, Mazi & Rick Garcia spin deep house. 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. Fri 2/15, DJs Lego, Jesse de la Pena, Cedric, DJ Damien. Sat 2/16, DJs Frique & Majid, Joe Smooth, Zest, John Curley, Chris Walsh, Chad Sommer. Tue 2/19, DJ Apocalypse, DJ Psycho Bitch. 312-733-6699.

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

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: Thu 2/21, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Casper, DPM & Poolside. 312-738-9971.

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

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 2/23, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music, with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ JR. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs FLX & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Timbuk 2. Wednesdays, DJ Shon Dervis spins Afro-beat, R&B, disco, roots, dancehall, hip-hop, and Latin. Thursdays, DJ Fathom spins electro, house, disco, R&B, and hip-hop. 773-278-7797.

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. 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 2/15, Jeff Craven, Darrell Woodson. Sat 2/16, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Synergy. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. 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. Fri 2/22, Andrew Macari, Darrell Woodson. Sat 2/23, Ron Trent, DJ V. 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 (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 PM-4 AM. Fridays, DJ Earl Pleasure spins trance and house. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins hip-hop & house. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins metal. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop, trance, house, and progressive. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris & Martin "Boogieman" Luna spin house. 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: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 2/24, Ambivert, Birdie Num Num, A Guy Called Gary. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Verb spins funk. Saturdays, DJ True spins funk. Sundays, DJ J.B. spins reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house. Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norm, Mary Jane & Verb spin hip-hop. 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 & Ronnie. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Springa. Wednesdays, DJ Noble. 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. 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: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins soul and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ J. Honey spins soul and hip-hop. Mondays, DJ EN Green spins trance and breaks. 312-932-0202.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Goose, DJ Johnny Price. Saturdays, DJ Speed, DJ Uncle Milty. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Tuesdays, 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. Thursdays, DJs Vince Adams & D-Double spin hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Fri 2/22, DJ Sneak, Bear Who?, John Curley, Justin Long & Sativa. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Fri 2/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BRIC-A-BRAC Free concert. Fri 2/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CELTIC FIDDLE FEST with Johnny Cunningham, Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre & Ged Foley; early show sold out. Sun 2/24, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHARMING AXE Free concert. Fri 2/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DIAMOND RIO Sun 2/24, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

JOEL MABUS, DEBBIE FIRAK Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

MICHAEL MILES performs "The Magic Banjo." Sun 2/24, 3 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

MUZSIKAS WITH MARTA SEBESTYEN Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIM POST performs Mark Twain's Adventures Out West. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 773-779-7059.

RAGTIME RAMBLERS Sat 2/23, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

BILL STAINES Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

SWITCHBACK performs as part of the Noble Fool Theater Company's comedy and music series "Wild Card Wednesdays." Wed 2/20, 7:30 PM, Noble Fool Theater, 8 E. Randolph. 312-630-8318.

THURSDAY'S CHILD, NANCY CAIRNS, HOME BREW, ART LANG & CATHY CIOLAC, HOWARD SILVER, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Wed 2/20, 8 PM, Daghda. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Wolfe Tones with Noel Nagle, Tommy Byrne & Brian Warfield. Sat 2/23, 6 PM, Paddy Reilly. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 2/20, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 2/23, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Larkin Brothers. Fri 2/22, 9:30 PM, Morgan Fingleton. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Dalriada. Sun 2/24, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. 708-687-9323.

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: Sun 2/17, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Silver Arms. Sat 2/16, Dooley Brothers. Fri 2/22, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 2/23, Salthill Mines. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 2/16, 7 PM, Susan Werner, Don Conoscenti; 10 PM, Maura O'Connell, Greg Trooper. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/16, Friedlander & Hall. Sat 2/23, James McCandless & Julianne Macarus. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Mon 2/18, Love Goddess Show with Jamie Lynn Paradise. Wed 2/20, Laura Braun. 773-489-5471.

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 8 PM. Fri 2/15, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Fri 2/22, Jim Stachio & friends (tribute to the concert for Bangladesh). 773-486-4093.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Tim O'Brien (see Spot Check), Nora O'Connor. Mon 2/18, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare & Dennis Cahill (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15, Morgan. Fri 2/22, Fast Eddie. Sat 2/23, O'Briens. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/16, O'Briens. 630-513-6300.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 2/15 and Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 2/17, 8 PM, Gan Bua. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Minna Bromberg. 773-743-3355.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 2/15, Anish. Sat 2/16 and Fri 2/22, Napper Tandy. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). Sat 2/23, Seamus O'Kane, Jimmy Moore. 847-577-7733.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 2/19, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Steve Forbert. 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 2/15, Michael Kent Smith. Fri 2/22, Pat Gaughan & Joe Wadz. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BIG TIME SARAH & THE BTS EXPRESS, NEW ORLEANS BEAU & THE BIG EASY Fri 2/22, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

CHICAGO MUSIC ASSOCIATION WITH REV. DR. CHARLES WALKER performs music by black composers; free admission. Sun 2/17, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

CHORDS OF GOLD Benefit concert directed by Walter & Pamela Stallings. Sun 2/17, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 2/16, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

ERWIN HELFER Free in-store performance. Sat 2/23, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ROY HYTOWER, AUDREY QUEEN ROY, RICK STONE perform in the musical tribute Muddy Waters (The Hoochie Coochie Man). Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451.

FERNANDO JONES performs I Was There When the Blues Was Red Hot; free admission. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

BILLY KING Free in-store performance. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MAHALIA Tribute to Mahalia Jackson. Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

TRIN-I-TEE 5:7, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY GOSPEL CHOIR Sat 2/16, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

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 & the Sons of Blues. 773-734-0491.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Wed 2/20, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 773-281-4444.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/19, John Primer Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Fri 2/22, and Sat 2/23, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/19, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 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 2/15, Joanna Connor. Sat 2/16, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 2/17, Lorenzo Thompson. Mon 2/18, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/19, Lindsey Alexander. Wed 2/20, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 2/21, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Lil' Ed & the Original Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Professor John Band. Sun 2/17, noon, Eric Noden. Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. Sun 2/24, 11:30 AM, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Tue 2/19, 9 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover). 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/22, Chicago Flyers. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/15, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson (no cover); 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents, Jimmy Burns. Sat 2/16, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Alberta Adams. Sun 2/17, Joanna Connor. Mon 2/18, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 2/19, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Wed 2/20, Larry Garner. Thu 2/21, Big Jack Johnson (see Critic's Choice). Fri 2/22, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Jan James. Sat 2/23, 6:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chris Beard, Eric George Band. Sun 2/24, John Primer. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/15, Dusty Brown (see Critic's Choice), Aaron Moore, Billy Flynn & the Flynntones with Oakland Red. Sat 2/16, Dusty Brown (see Critic's Choice), Aaron Moore, Mark Wydra, Chicago Blues All-Stars with Oakland Red. 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 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 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 2/15, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 2/16, Matthew Skoller Band. Fri 2/22, Chris Beard. Sat 2/23, James Armstrong. 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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Nick Moss. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-605-9900.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 847-358-9150.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/16, Howard & the White Boys. 847-593-2200.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 2/20, 8 PM, tribute to the Staple Singers with Otis Clay, Robert Cornelius Seven, Kelly Hogan (see Critic's Choice), Paul Cebar, Foley, and Mavis Staples & Her Choir (benefit for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation). 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 2/23, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 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.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland, Calumet Park: Mon 2/18, 7 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 708-385-3100.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/22, 10 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

GUESS WHO'S WATER HOLE 3800 W. Ohio: Fridays, 10 PM, Johnny B. Moore. 773-638-1240.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. Tue 2/19, 8:30 PM, Blues Angels (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 2/23, 9:30 PM, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, benefit for the Animal Care League with Joanna Connor Band, Buzz Kilman & others. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine (on the main stage). 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fri 2/15 and Fri 2/22, 5:30 PM, Mandi Loonis & Black Cat Jones. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Band. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/15, BTL & New Birth, Billy Branch. Sat 2/16, Vance Kelly. Mon 2/18, Roy Hytower. Fri 2/22, BTL & Music Group, Preston Shannon. 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.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Masheen Co. Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, jam session with the Neil Rose Band. 708-547-1456.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Kenny Neal. Sundays, Charlie Love & Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Howard Scott. Thu 2/21, Billy Branch (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

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.

LUCIA'S 504 Dixie Hwy., Chicago Heights: Saturdays, 9 PM, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar. 708-756-2327.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 2/21, 9 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.

NEW DAY COFFEE HOUSE 15 S. Park, Lombard: Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Wilson Ramsey (no cover). 630-268-0559.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/16, Rhythm City. Sat 2/23, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Gospel Music Box. 773-743-3355.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 2/19, 8:30 PM, Mississippi Heat. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/16, Carl Davis Trio. Fri 2/22, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 2/23, Katherine Davis Band. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 2/15, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Sat 2/16, Harmonica Shah. Fri 2/22, Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe. Sat 2/23, Lil' Smokey Smothers. 815-477-0340.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 2/21, Bad Cat. 773-342-4738.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 2/16, Geneva Red & the Roadsters. Sat 2/23, 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 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Michael Coleman. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 2/20, Lil' Ed. Thu 2/21, Matthew Skoller. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Mississippi Heat. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Tuesdays, Vini & the Demons. Thursdays, J.M. & the New Generation. 312-733-6577.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 2/15, Lurrie Bell, Eddie Taylor Jr. Sat 2/16, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues with Ariyo. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 2/22, Lurrie Bell. Sat 2/23, Kinsey Report, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SAMMY K'S 335 N. McLean, South Elgin: Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-695-6666.

jazz

concerts

JACKIE ALLEN TRIO Sun 2/17, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

PATRICIA BARBER Sat 2/16, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

MAGGIE BROWN Free concert. Fri 2/22, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

NORMAN BROWN, WARREN HILL Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

OSCAR BROWN JR. & MAGGIE BROWN Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM and midnight, Tre's Restaurant, 1528 E. 63rd. 773-794-4408.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs The Music of Duke Ellington: Sacred & Secular. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 312-344-6180.

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GEORGE FREEMAN, HAVANA, KEITH M. KELLEY perform at a benefit for Franklin Fine Arts Center. Sat 2/23, 6 PM, Sotheby's, 215 W. Ohio. 773-534-8510.

VON FREEMAN, MWATA BOWDEN, ARI BROWN, DUKE PAYNE & ERIC SCHNEIDER perform at "Saxophone Summit," with pianist Ken Chaney, bassist Harrison Bankhead, and percussionist Kobie Watkins; free admission. Fri 2/22, 7 PM, Tuley Park Auditorium, 90th and S. King Dr. 312-427-1676.

GENERATIONS BIG BAND under the direction of Johnnie Cravens. Fri 2/15, 8 PM (with ballroom dance instruction at 7 PM), South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

JOAN HICKEY TRIO Sun 2/24, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

17TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL/MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON Millicent Sylvester, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Roberta Thomas, Earma Thompson, Lee Koonce, John Whitfield, and others pay tribute to the famed contralto. Sun 2/24, 4 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free concert. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JEFF LASKY TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 161 Weber, Bolingbrook. 630-771-9560.

VINCE MAGGIO Free concert. Mon 2/18, 7:30 PM, Herman Crown Center, Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash. 312-341-2239.

BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO, JOHN McLEAN Sat 2/16, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARCUS ROBERTS WITH ROLAND GUERIN & JASON MARSALIS Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ARAM SHELTON TRIO Free concert. Tue 2/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MALACHI THOMPSON FREEBOP BAND Free concert. Fri 2/15, 12:30 PM, Price Fine Arts Academy, 4300 S. Drexel. 773-535-1300.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

DAVID YOUNG & FRIENDS Free in-store performance and lecture by author Dempsey Travis. Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 7 PM, Steve Zuterek Trio. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/15, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/16, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet with Jackie Allen. 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 2/20, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 2/21, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 2/22, noon, Art Davis, Eric Schneider, Rob Amster, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/23, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-1919.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/15 through Sun 2/17, Carmen Stokes. Thu 2/21 through Sun 2/24, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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

BARTON'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge: Fri 2/15 and Fri 2/22, 7:30 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 ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Sat 2/16, 8:30 PM, Bradley Williams Quartet with Gingi Lahera. 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 2/16, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 2/21, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Bob Centano Group. Sat 2/16 and Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Fri 2/22, 9 PM, Tony Smith. 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.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Leon Keyes Jr. & Phriends. 630-790-4878.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 2/20, Nate Wolcott Group. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/15, Sat 2/16, Fri 2/22, and Sat 2/23, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 2/21, Ron Smith & the Lamplighters. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 2/16, Andy Meacham Trio. Sat 2/23, Jazz Vertigo. 630-435-5288.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/16, Dave Kaleba Quartet. 630-922-9821.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/17, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Thu 2/21, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band, Roosevelt University Jazz Ensemble. Sun 2/24, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY Upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barry Winograd Trio. Thu 2/21, 7:30 PM, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. 630-978-2088.

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 Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/15, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 2/16, Birdwatch with Emilie Conway. Wednesdays, Steve Evans Trio. Thursdays, Temple Schultz with Vijay Tellis Nayak. Fri 2/22, Upbeat Trio. Sat 2/23, Michelle Moore. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Jim Clark's Jazz People. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Fly Williams. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Fly Williams. Sun 2/17, 8 PM, Andrew Distel Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mambo Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 2/21, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/15, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group (see Critic's Choice); 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mon 2/18, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 2/20, 9 PM, Jim Trompeter Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 2/22, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Marvin Stamm Quartet with Ed Soph; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Marvin Stamm Quartet with Ed Soph; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 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: Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

HEAT 1507 N. Sedgwick: Thu 2/21, 7 PM, guitarist Peter Lerner. 312-397-9818.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Tue 2/19, 8 PM, Aurora Borealis Box with Daniel Godston. Thu 2/21, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Giovanni Hidalgo Sextet, Afro-Rican Ensemble. Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/17, Keefe Jackson Septet with Aram Shelton, Josh Berman, Nick Broste, Jon Doyle, Jason Ajemian, and Tim Daisy. 773-935-2118.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch with John Paris & Anthony Brock. 773-244-9191.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Hallway Records Jazz Festival through Sun 2/17. Fri 2/15, 8 and 10 PM, Nick Bisesi Quartet. Sat 2/16, 9 and 11 PM, Diane Delin Quartet + Strings. Sun 2/17, 4 PM, Mark Colby Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Thu 2/21, 8 and 10 PM, Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 9 and 11 PM, and Sun 2/24, 4, 8, and 10 PM, Scott Hamilton Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. 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 2/15, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Organ Quartet. Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, Ray Beckley Quartet. Sun 2/17, noon, Tim MacNamara with the Tim Green Trio. Wed 2/20, 9:30 PM, Bobby Brown & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. 773-348-7592.

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, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio (Sun 2/24 with Spazztet). 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Fri 2/15, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente; 9 PM, Spider Saloff (no cover). Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Marshall Vente. Mon 2/18, 4:30 PM, Jeanne Becker. Tue 2/19, 4:30 PM, Jeannie Tanner. Wed 2/20, 4:30 PM, Erin McDougald. Thu 2/21, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente; 9 PM, Elaine Dame (no cover). Fri 2/22, 4:30 PM, Jeannie Tanner; 9 PM, Nick Colionne. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Nick Colionne. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Bob Baglione's Sunami Ensemble. Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, EM Groove. Wed 2/20, 7 PM, Don Saran Trio. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 630-446-4001.

MISKA'S LIQUORS & DELI 3205 N. Leavitt: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. 773-882-8897.

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

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

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Valerie Salgado Booker & Andres Castillo perform Latin jazz. 773-545-7022.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/15, George Freeman Organ Trio. Sat 2/16, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 2/20, Frank Catalano Trio. Thu 2/21, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 2/22 and Sat 2/23, Michael Weiss. 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, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/17, Bucktown Players. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 8 PM. Sun 2/17, Emilie Conway Trio. 773-465-1483.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 2/15, 6 PM, Dave Flippo; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, Dee Alexander Quartet. Sun 2/17 and Sun 2/24, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mon 2/18, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 2/20, 8:30 PM, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 2/21, 8:30 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Fri 2/22, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/15, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 2/16, Ken Chaney Trio. Tue 2/19, Donny Nichilo Duo. Wed 2/20, Peter Lerner Trio. Sat 2/23, Dave Flippo Group. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/15, Diatribe. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 2/22, Jazz Solution. 773-342-4738.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/15, 9:30 PM, Peter Lerner Quartet. 312-467-1600.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-491-1122.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 2/17, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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.

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

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 2/23, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot & Steven Hashimoto. 630-264-0634.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 2/18, Garble Trio. 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. 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 2/15 and Sat 2/16, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Ari Brown. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Tue 2/19, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band with Amiri Baraka, Dee Alexander, Ari Brown, Steve Berry, Kirk Brown & Leon Joyce. Thu 2/21, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Fri 2/22, Andrew Lamb Trio. Sat 2/23, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAKHOUSE 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 2/21, Ritmo 3. Fri 2/22, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

DOIS NO CHORO Free in-store performance. Sat 2/16, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MUZSIKAS WITH MARTA SEBESTYEN Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ORQUESTA LATIRA Thu 2/21, 8:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM), South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

SALSA CONGRESS CHICAGO See Fairs & Festivals.

PAPO SANCHEZ Y SU FUERZA Y ALMA performs at a food drive. Fri 2/15, 1 PM, Sabin Elementary School, 2216 W. Hirsch. 773-279-9393.

J. HERSHY WORCH performs "Music From the Tree of Life: Hassidic Song & Nigun From Berditchev to Carlebach." Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel, 540 W. Melrose. 773-263-7384.

YURI YUNAKOV ENSEMBLE Free concert with Bulgarian and gypsy dance lessons with John Parrish. Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

international

clubs

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 2/16, 9 PM, benefit for the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/15, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by dance lessons with Tina Mangos). Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Caribbean music by Rafo International, with Haitian dance troupe Asakivle. Sat 2/23, 9 PM, Giovanni Hidalgo Sextet, Afro-Rican Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Mon 2/18, 8 PM, Duo Controverso (no cover). 773-989-5674.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Tue 2/19, 8 PM, Aviv Geffen (call 312-357-4961 for reservations). 773-975-0505.

LUNA MEXICANA 3565 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 8 PM, Yorumba (no cover). 773-252-1639.

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. Sat 2/23, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

PANGEA 1935 W. Irving Park: Restaurant and lounge. Wednesdays, DJ Captain Insano spins Latin music. 773-665-1340.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Thursdays, Ecuadoran vocalist Alex Silva. 773-736-9498.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Bosnian folk music. 773-465-1483.

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.

classical

SALEEM ABBOUD-ASHKAR AND SHAI WOSNER pianos. Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DIANE AITKEN AND BETTY POLK piano and flute, in a free concert (Bach, Brahms, Dvorak, Rutter, and others). Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Unity Lutheran Church, 5409 N. Magnolia. 773-878-7513.

MARIE-CLAIRE ALAIN organ. Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM (lecture-concert), Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441. Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM (Bach, A. Alain, J. Alain, and others), St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-348-3829.

JASON ALDEN organ (Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne). Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor (Haydn, Puccini, Mascagni, Durufle, Verdi, Mulet, Rutter, Paulus, and others). Sun 2/24, 3 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 773-275-7166.

JENNIFER BEAZLEY AND KIMI NISHI piano (D. Scarlatti, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Debussy). Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Skyscraper Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

BELLA VOCE Jon Washburn, conductor (Schafer, Byrd, Purcell, Tallis, traditional). Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-461-0723.

ELIZABETH BLUMENSTOCK, PATRICIA AHERN, WILLIAM BAUER, AND JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL violins, viola, and cello, perform Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Sun 2/24, 4 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. 773-281-0371.

BRENTANO QUARTET with poet Mark Strand (Haydn, Seven Last Words of Christ). Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ALFREDA BURKE soprano (Bach, Mozart, Faure, R. Strauss, Boito). Fri 2/22, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas conducts a free concert (Vivaldi, Mozart, Glazunov, Dvorak). Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-560-2094 or 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Bach, Hindemith, Britten, Schumann). Tue 2/19, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Sun 2/24, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL 2002 Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut: Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Peter Richard Conte. Mon 2/18, 7:30 PM, Carol Williams (A. Carter, Holst, Mendelssohn, Widor, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Walton, Debussy, Schubert, Joplin, Sousa). Tue 2/19, 7:30 PM, David Briggs (Wagner, Haydn, Berlioz, Bach, Grieg, Faure, Elgar, Mahler, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel). 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO MILWAUKEE ASSOCIATION OF CANTORS in joint performance. Sun 2/17, 4 PM, Am Shalom, 840 Vernon, Glencoe. 847-835-4800, ext. 48.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Jane Glover conducts Mozart's Cos" fan tutte. Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Sun 2/17, 3 PM, and Thu 2/21 and Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER performs Susan Kander's opera for children, She Never Lost a Passenger. Sat 2/16 and Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA (Elgar, Kreisler, Smetana, Tchaikovsky). Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339.

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA (Kabalevsky/Robinson, Debussy, Loevendie, Sandroff). Wed 2/20, 7:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/15, 1:30 PM, Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Ingo Metzmacher, conductor, with oboist Michael Henoch, bassoonist William Buchman, violinist Yuan-Qing Yu, and cellist Stephen Balderston (Ives, Beethoven, Haydn, Hartmann). Thu 2/21 through Sat 2/23, 8 PM, Franz Welser-Most, conductor, with pianist Radu Lupu (Saariaho, Mozart, Dvorak). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Duane Wolfe conducts a family concert featuring dancers from the Joffrey Ballet (Lassus, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Orff, Bizet, Offenbach, Borodin, Rodgers). Sat 2/23, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Sat 2/16 and Sat 2/23, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sun 2/24, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Carmen Helena Tellez conducts a performance of Ralph Shapey's Praise featuring bass-baritone Howard Swyers, the Pacifica Quartet, and the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

PAUL DE SILVA AND ELIZABETH LARSEN piano and soprano (Bach, Prokofiev, Schumann, Faure). Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

ENSEMBLE AMABILE (Schubert, Schumann). Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

GILCHRIST CHAMBER SOCIETY (Bach/Ferrin, Barber, Hindemith). Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JULIE GOLDBERG guitar (Ponce, Mangore, Domeniconi). Sun 2/17, 4:30 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-679-8997.

GUILLERMO GREGORIO, GENE COLEMAN, FRED LONBERG-HOLM, LOU MALLOZZI, JEFF KOWALKOWSKI, NOLIMETANGER, TV POW, AND OTHERS Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, in the lobby of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5431, 847-467-4000, or 847-491-5441.

SHIRLEY GRUDZIEN harpsichord (Byrd, Handel, Rameau, D. Scarlatti, Martinu). Sun 2/17, 4 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-961-5805 or 630-355-4545, ext. 119.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with soprano Tony Arnold and cellist Katinka Kleijn (Rossini, Kritz, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, C.P.E. Bach, Dvorak). Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

17TH ANNUAL HISTORICAL/MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO MARIAN ANDERSON Millicent Sylvester, Felicia Coleman-Evans, Roberta Thomas, Earma Thompson, Lee Koonce, John Whitfield, and others pay tribute to the famed contralto. Sun 2/24, 4 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

KUANG-HAO HUANG piano. Sat 2/23, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor (Bach, Rachmaninoff, Bartok). Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. Sun 2/17, 3 PM ("family concert"), Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox. 708-481-7774.

EDIE JOHNSON organ, in a free recital. Fri 2/22, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

KATINKA KLEIJN cello, in a program of Dutch composers (Andriessen, Boogman, Diepenbrock, Huydts). Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

JADWIGA KOTNOWSKA AND YOKO YAMADA-SELVAGGIO flute and piano (Poulenc, Martinu, Borne, Bruzdowicz, Piazzolla, Kritz). Fri 2/15, 4 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-2239. Sun 2/17, 2 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-6925. Mon 2/18, 1:40 PM, Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636. Wed 2/20, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Wed 2/20, 7 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar (Sor, Bach, Dyens, and others). Sun 2/24, 2:30 PM, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert (Vaughan Williams, Janacek, Barber, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/24, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Wed 2/20, 2 PM, and Sat 2/23, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Patricia Racette and tenor Frank Lopardo (Puccini, La boheme). Sat 2/16, Tue 2/19, and Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, tenor Paul Groves, and baritone Gerald Finley (Mozart, The Magic Flute). Mon 2/18 and Thu 2/21, 6 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Gosta Winbergh, soprano Catherine Malfitano, baritone Mark Delavan, and bass Matti Salminen (Wagner, Parsifal). 312-332-2244.

WINNERS OF MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston: Sat 2/23, 3:30 PM, cellist Anne Brunner with Midwest Young Artists orchestras; 7:30 PM, cellist Anna Burden and pianist Kathryn Huo with Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra and Senior Chorale (Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Prokofiev, Elgar, Beethoven, Dvorak, Haydn, and others). 847-926-9898.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Jane Glover, conductor, with soprano Ellen Hargis, mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson, tenor Alan Bennett, and baritone Douglas Anderson (Haydn, Mozart). Wed 2/20, 8 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NEW CITY WINDS ENSEMBLE (Quantz, Haydn, Mozart). Sat 2/16, 7 PM, Powell residence, 5 N 144 Maple, Saint Charles. 630-513-5347.

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY with tubaist Gene Pokorny (Mozart, Dvorak, Debussy, R. Strauss, Holst, Herschel, Williams). Sun 2/17, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-4150.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with pianist Alexander Toradze (Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven). Sun 2/17, 4 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR SHOWCASE (Bach, Weber, Susato, and others). Tue 2/19, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5909.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT VI features music of Don Owens, Alvin F. Mistak, Laura Elise Schwendinger, Michael Matthews, and Elliott Carter. Thu 2/21, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER OPERA performs Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and excerpts from The Fairy Queen. Thu 2/21 through Sat 2/23, 8 PM, and Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS Orna Arania, conductor. Sun 2/24, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S with bassoonist Seymour Horwitz in a free concert (Franck, Karasis, Uth). Sun 2/24, 2 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

PEDRETTI-KNIGHT DUO in a free recital. Tue 2/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS with saxophonist David Pituch, bassoonist Robert Barris, and French hornist Michael Buckwalter (Beethoven, Kritz, Schulhoff, Bernstein, Koechlin, Milhaud). Tue 2/19, 7:30 PM, Sancta Alberta Chapel, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5500. Sun 2/24, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-256-8763.

PINOTAGE (Berio, Ptaszynska, and others). See Critic's Choice. Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Fine Arts Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. Sun 2/17, 4 PM, St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 773-442-4636.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 2/16 and Sat 2/23, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

QUINTET ATTACCA in a free recital. Fri 2/15, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR performs music of Maurice Durufle in a free concert. Sun 2/24, 3 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds, conductor (Still, Zaninelli). Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI (Ockeghem, Busnois, Sermisy, Boesset, Lambert, and others). Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln, Evanston. Sun 2/17, 3 PM, First United Church, 848 Lake, Oak Park. 708-758-3750.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Chopin, Liszt, Grieg, and others). Fri 2/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SOLANGE SIOR, CAROL MADALIN, RICHARD GERSTEN, AND MARK JAMES MEIER soprano, mezzo-soprano, and tenors, with pianist Constance Itter Hughes (Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, and others). Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300 or 847-214-8340.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS, COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF GOD MEN'S CHORUS, DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS, AND SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHORUS in a free program (Beethoven, Bernstein, Faure, Handel, and others). Sat 2/23, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3086.

ABRAHAM STOKMAN, PATRICIA MOREHEAD, BARBARA ANN MARTIN, AND ASHU KEJARIWAL piano, oboe, soprano, and saxophone, perform music of Timothy J. Bowlby. Sun 2/17, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

FREDERICK SWANN organ. Fri 2/22, 7:30 PM, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5106 N. LaCrosse. 773-545-7300.

NATALIA SZADKOWSKI violin (Paganini, Khachaturian, Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Wieniawski). Sat 2/23, 7 PM, Polish Women's Alliance, 205 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. 847-384-1200, ext. 1218, or 773-202-0605.

ANNETTE TARANTO, SVEN ABERG, JOELLE MORTON soprano, lute, and viola da gamba, in "a recital of 17th-century Swedish chamber music." Sat 2/23, 4 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5750 or 773-244-5567.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert conducts a free concert (Zwilich, Albert, Huydts, and others). Sun 2/24, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO VOCAL SHOWCASE Free admission. Thu 2/21, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE, UNIVERSITY CHORUS, AND MOTET CHOIR Wayne G. Gordon and Randi Von Ellefson conduct a free concert (Galbraith, Shostakovich, Hindemith). Sun 2/17, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd, conductor (Shostakovich, Grainger, Schickele, Gould, Orr, Barnes, Schonberg). Sun 2/24, 3 PM, Theater, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1044 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

MARK VALENTI piano (Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Schubert, Debussy). Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS Fri 2/15, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

VIENNA WALTZ ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Rossini, J. Strauss). Sun 2/24, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

CAROL WILLIAMS organ (Schubert, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Joplin, Sousa, Walton, Debussy, Holst, Widor, A. Carter). Mon 2/18, 7:30 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 252.

fairs & festivals

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst: Fri 2/22, 1 PM, collegiate

ensembles; 7:30 PM, Nicholas Payton Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration Band. Sat 2/23, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Tim Hagens, Frank Mantooth & Chris Vadala with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band. Sun 2/24, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Phil Woods Quintet. 630-617-5534.

SALSA CONGRESS CHICAGO Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan: See Post No Bills. Fri 2/15, 10 PM, Andy Montanez. Sat 2/16, 10 PM, Sonora Poncena. Sun 2/17, 10 PM, Gilberto Santa Rosa. Event also features dance performances and workshops, percussion workshops, DJ Henry Knowles, nightly performances by Angel Melendez & Mambo 911 Orquesta, discussion panels on salsa, mambo, cha-cha, rumba, and bomba music, and exhibits. 312-421-5832.

miscellaneous

BOYS CHOIR OF HARLEM Fri 2/22, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

MAGGIE BROWN performs a program for students entitled "The History and Evolution of African-American Music." Tue 2/19, noon, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore. 312-747-2536.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 2/23, percussion circle with Circle of Friends. 630-922-9821.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 2/24, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Switchback. 773-878-5552.

GUILLERMO GREGORIO, GENE COLEMAN, FRED LONBERG-HOLM, LOU MALLOZZI, JEFF KOWALKOWSKI, NOLIMETANGER, TV POW, AND OTHERS Sat 2/16, 7:30 PM, in the lobby of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5431, 847-467-4000, or 847-491-5441.

LINGUA MUSICA Sun 2/24, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St., Geneva. 630-232-2350.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/15 and Sat 2/16, 9:30 PM, Nervous Center Festival of Electronic Music with members of the Annex Group, including Delray, Marian Aanerud, Jimmy Binder, Michael Malacina, Tory Norquist, Jim Phelps, Mel Reyes, Mike Taylor, Joshua Walker, Wang Jing, and Gina Wilson. Sat 2/23, 9:30 PM, The [law-rah] Collective with Tarmvred, Wilt, and VOS (performances of ambient music and experimental electronics with performance art, video, and mixed-media sculpture). 773-728-5010.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS, COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF GOD MEN'S CHORUS, DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS & SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHORUS in a free program. Sat 2/23, 5 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3086.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 2/15, Warren Moulten, Ann McMann, Jessye Wright & Hohn Payonk perform opera music. Tue 2/19, Gospel Slide line dancers with Dana Devine. Thu 2/21, Chicago Children's Dance Workshop. Fri 2/22, Curie High School Touring Dance Company. 312-346-3278.

U.S. NAVY BAND Free concert. Mon 2/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000. Tue 2/19, 7 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

WIGGLEWORMS DADS 2 Children's concert with Jeff Tweedy, Tim Rutili & Jon Langford; sold out. Sun 2/17, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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