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BLUE LIT SOULS performs as part of the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 3/1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

BUSH, DEFAULT Sold out. Tue 3/5, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA performs American popular songs in a program called "Stormy Weather." Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sun 3/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO ARTISTS Free concert. Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

BRUCE COCKBURN Fri 3/8, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

J. DAVIS TRIO Free concert. Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

DEVON Free concert. Wed 3/6, 11 AM, HUB Student Lounge, Student Resource Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7370.

JEFF DEYO BAND Sat 3/9, 7 PM, Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 800-965-9324.

DJ SOLE, SOMBIONX & LINDSAY, MICHAEL PATRICK, SALVO BETA and others perfom at the Undershorts Film Fest 5. Fri 3/1, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-272-2211.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO TRIO, ROBBIE FULKS Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO TRIO, SCOTT MILLER Sat 3/2, 2 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Sat 3/2, 7:30 and 10 PM (show sold out), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BEN FOLDS & A PIANO, DIVINE COMEDY All-ages show; sold out. Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GO-GO'S, DUVALL Wed 3/6, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GOD'S REFLEX, MT. ST. HELENS, RETRO MORNING, BOY LION Fri 3/8, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

GORILLAZ, DAN THE AUTOMATOR Sold out. Sun 3/3, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

RON HAWKING Thu 3/7 and Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Sat 3/9, 5 and 8:30 PM, and Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CLAUDIA HOMMEL Free concert. Thu 3/7, 7 PM, Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College, 253 Walter, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100 or 630-617-3033.

JORDAN'S WAKE Fri 3/1, 7 PM, Ozinga Chapel, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 800-965-9324.

JON LANGFORD, JON RICE & PATTY BRENNAN Free concert. Fri 3/1, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANNE MURRAY Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

NICK & DAVE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MICHAEL PLISHKA, STEVE ELOWSON DUO No cover. Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. 618-670-8933.

PRINCE Sold out. Sat 3/2 and Sun 3/3, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

QUARTER TURN Free in-store performances. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

SAW DOCTORS 18 & over show. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BOB SCHNEIDER, CONVOY, BILL HARVEY 18 & over show. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SHANI, ANDY Sat 3/2, 10 PM, grand ballroom, Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan. 847-934-0707.

SNO-CORE ROCK with Alien Ant Farm, Adema, Glassjaw, Apex Theory, and Earshot; all-ages show. Fri 3/8, 5:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

GARY STIER Free in-store performance. Fri 3/8, noon, Tower Records, 214 S. Wabash. 312-663-0660.

DEB TALAN Free concert. Fri 3/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

36 INVISIBLES, CALVARY, VERTONEN, VULTURE, STARLISTER, MAXXXIMAL PENETRATION Wed 3/6, 9 PM, South Lounge, Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University. 773-702-8289.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RICHARD THOMPSON, JASON NARDUCY Mon 3/4, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TRAS DE NADA, LOS JODIDOS, NONFICTION NOIZE, STREET BRATS, ESKE, SPEED OF LIGHT perform at benefit for Seven Three Split Gallery. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 7 PM, Seven Three Split, 971 W. 18th. 312-733-2263.

TRISTEN Sun 3/10, 3 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Bottle Rockets (see Critic's Choice), Agent Orange, Dexter Romweber (see Spot Check). Sun 3/3, 9 PM, Brother, Cane Corso. Thu 3/7, 10 PM, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (see Critic's Choice), Aspera, Fruit Bats. Fri 3/8, 6:30 PM, Lydia Lunch (spoken word), Bride of No-No (18 & over show); 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Johnsons Big Band with Jon Langford & Sally Timms, James Mathus & His Knockdown Society. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Lambchop, David Kilgour. Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Toilet Boys, Gaza Strippers, Swampass. 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 3/1, Mud Toys, Rollover, Bleary, Banana Sac. Sat 3/2, Riptones, Ruben Waters Loves You, Riviera. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 3/5, Dragons, Demons. Wed 3/6, Chrome, Pedal, Pousto. Thu 3/7, Yes Men, Moon Men. Fri 3/8, Hum Machine, Read Letter, Sono, Jones Bridge Massacre. Sat 3/9, Baseball Furies, Mistreaters, Kill-a-watts, Black Beauties. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Waste, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Polkaholiks. Sun 3/3, Rotten Fruits, Krunchies, Role Models, Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. Thu 3/7, Interociter, Transistor Dummyhead, Sunhead King. Fri 3/8, Soul Shakedown, Chet's Armada, Sandy Andina. Sat 3/9, Jesus & the Devil, Phenoms, Jezebelles, King Video. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Neill Downe & the Altar Boys. Fri 3/8, Glo Lee Group. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Naomi Ashley, County Fair. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Rico. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Dry County. Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Hillbilly Roundup with Kent Rose & Haunted Hearts. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/1, Swing Gitan. Sat 3/2 and Sun 3/3, Larry. Thursdays, Family Style. Fri 3/8, Afroskull. Sat 3/9, Greyhounds. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/1, Entrinzic. Sat 3/2, Transmission, St. John's Wort. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 3/8, Still. Sat 3/9, Blackmaker, Gelheads. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/1, 7 PM, Rizzo Show. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 3/8, 7 PM, Paul Willaert. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1, 7Deez. Fri 3/8, Dogs Undecided. 847-541-2500.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 3/3, Barry Bennett & Louis Stockwell. Sun 3/10, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Resentments. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/2, Casey McDonough. Fri 3/8, open mike. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/1, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 3/2, Nick Willett. Wed 3/6, Torturing Elvis. Fri 3/8, Wild Ones. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/9, TV Pow, Boris Hauf. 773-463-0158.

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.

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 3/1, Dry County, Tugboat. Sat 3/2, Family Style, Megaphone Crooners. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 3/8, Pat McCurdy. Sat 3/9, Craig Christiansen, Jen Porter. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/2, Dan Darrah Band, Seven Day Run. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/8, Clumsy Lovers. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/1, X-Side. Sat 3/2, Taboot. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/8, Generations. Sat 3/9, Kashmir. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Voices. 847-706-1700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 3/4, 10 PM, DJ Smaze, Beneath the Autumn Sky. 773-489-6457.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/1, 8 PM, Caron Buinis; 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Caron Buinis; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 3/3, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox (tribute to Cole Porter). Mon 3/4, 8 and 10 PM, Sally Mayes. Thu 3/7, 8 PM, Gail Becker (tribute to Betty Hutton). Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Gail Becker (tribute to Betty Hutton); 10:30 PM, "Grapefruit Moon: The Music of Tom Waits" with David Balsie, Matt Davis & Patty Morabito. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Gail Becker (tribute to Betty Hutton); 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Gail Becker (tribute to Betty Hutton). 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. Fri 3/1, DJ Tony spins music by the Smiths and Morrissey. Sun 3/3, Sol Reys, DJs Mark Blade & Pete Nathan spin R&B. Mon 3/4, DJ Billy spins punk rock. Tue 3/5, DJ Scot spins metal. Wed 3/6, DJs Matt & Lee spin country & western. Thu 3/7, DJs Kris, John & Ben spin mod. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Kill Hannah, Impossible Recording Machine, Suite 13, DJ Tommie Sunshine. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, South, Elbow, Mark Federighi. Wed 3/6, 9 PM, Troubled Hubble, S.T. Monroe, Silent Treatment. Thu 3/7, 9 PM, Del Rey, Tracer, Dolari; Red Light (late set). Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Lake Trout. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Crash Poet, Milkplow, Meqqa, Dremana. 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 3/1, Deja Vu. Sat 3/2, Decades. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/8, Rubber. Sat 3/9, Pirates Over 40. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Video Stars. Sat 3/2, Infinity. Fri 3/8, Top 9 at 9. Sat 3/9, Rico. 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. Fri 3/1, Pat McCurdy. Sat 3/2, Underwater People, Lake Shore Drive. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 3/8, Mike & Joe. Sat 3/9, Quantum Leep, Fraud. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/1, Pinch, Synge, Vitamin M. Sat 3/2, U.R.T., Walking Man, Orson's Well. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 3/4, Planck Length, Transmission. Tue 3/5, Paynes Grey, Braintree, Icarus Crash. Wed 3/6, Silt, Celestial Static. Thu 3/7, MVP, Metzers Car, Michel. Fri 3/8, Silicone Honey, June, the Charm, Jimmy Otto. Sat 3/9, Blue Judith, Mabel Mabel, Maya, Chris Gilmartin. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 3/2, Within Reason. Fri 3/8, Spinshine. Sat 3/9, Moondogs. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/1, Deadly Snakes, Immortal Lee County Killers, Letter E. Sat 3/2, Nerves, the Shiv, White Outs, Burning Brides. Mon 3/4, 9:30 PM, OK Go, Sunshine Fix (see Critic's Choice), Cober (see Spot Check). Tue 3/5, 9:30 PM, Bardo Pond (see Spot Check), Fursaxa, Plastic Crimewave & the Fake. Thu 3/7, 9:30 PM, Ectomorph, Tommie Sunshine. Fri 3/8, Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice, Kind of Like Spitting. Sat 3/9, Dishes, French Kicks, Walkmen, Aevo. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Amy Luetgert. Fri 3/8, 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.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Wandering Endorphin, Chad Boutin. 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 3/1, 7 PM, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Viza-Noir, Lynyrd's Innards, Attention. Sat 3/2, 6 PM, Darkest Hour, All Else Failed, Flying Luttenbachers. Sun 3/3, 7 PM, OK Go, Reputation with Elizabeth Elmore & friends, Zero to Nine. Tue 3/5, 6 PM, Taking Back Sunday, Fallout Boy, Poor Element. Wed 3/6, 6 PM, Half Stachon, JJ Nobody & the Regulars, Cancer Merchants, Scrounge for Change. Thu 3/7, 7 PM, La Mantra de Fhiqria, Italo, Tora Tora Torrence, Teen Suicide Explosion, Toxic Crusaders. Fri 3/8, 6 PM, Brockmeyers, First Grade Crush, Off Yourself; 10 PM, Engine Down, Pinebender, Taking Pictures. Sat 3/9, 6 PM, Atom & His Package, Hot Rod Circuit, Sean Na Na, Further Seems Forever, AM/FM. Sun 3/10, 5 PM, Knockout, Much the Same, Unsung Zeros, Imports; 9 PM, Piebald, Damn Personals, Cancer Conspiracy. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Mr. Blotto, Jim Roll Band. Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield. Sun 3/3, 2 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight Junior" with Mia Marconi, Nickey Rodin, Brooklyn, Amber Anderson, Peter Kerns & Tristen. Mon 3/4, 8:30 PM, Mekons, Alejandro Escovedo. Thu 3/7, 8:30 PM, David Polk Project, Big Roy. Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Iguanas, Diplomats. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/2, Midnight. 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. Fri 3/1, Rico. Sat 3/2, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/8, Disfunktion. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/1, 36 Invisibles, Silverado, Bud Melvin. Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Teen Wolf, Coughs, Children's Hour, Cemor Ram. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jeff Roscoe. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 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 3/6, 9:30 PM, Lori Wyatt (no cover). Thu 3/7, 9:30 PM, Kate Schutt. 773-871-4210.

GLENVIEW HOUSE 1843 Glenview, Glenview: Thu 3/7, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-724-7999.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Thu 3/7, 9 PM, open mike with Bellsize. 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 3/1, Union, Revolver, Earshot. Sat 3/2, Groovepushers, Hypnofugue. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Only Sons. Fri 3/8, 10:30 PM, Clip, the Push. 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. Sun 3/3, 7 PM, benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center with Julie Frost & Betsy Godwin. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Jon Sadoff, Brian Bauer Project. 773-465-8005.

HI RICKY 941 W. Randolph: Restaurant and bar. Sat 3/2, 7 PM, "Dissolve" features experimental art and film with music by Mark 4, Miles Tilmann, Dan Chambers, and the Nervous. 312-491-9100.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Danny Black's Healthy White Baby, Red Star Belgrade. Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Euphone, Miighty Flashlight, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch; 12:30 AM, DJ Matt Fields. Mondays, 10 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 3/6, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Mil Mulliganos, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Say Zu Zu, Grand Champeen. Thu 3/7, 9:30 PM, Pearly Sweets & the Platonics, Wes Hollywood, Steepwater, Okkervil River (a short film about Johnny Ostrich will be screened). Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Suaves, No Doctors, Neon Hunk. Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, David Amram, Elizabeth Conant & friends with David Paul Curreri. Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Johnsons Big Band, Pine Valley Cosmonauts with writer Neal Pollack. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 3/7, Spirit Creek, Remedy. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/1, DJ Evan Coleman. Sat 3/2, Friends of Pete, Strangers in Dreams. Wed 3/6, 9 PM, open mike with Jimmy Atto & friends. Sat 3/9, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Sat 3/2, Soca King, DJ Mike. Thursdays, open mike hosted by the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/9, Cammi's NRG. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Love Chaos with Chicago Kings & others. 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 3/6, Shawn & Jenell. Thu 3/7, Paul McKinney & Eli Bennett. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/6, Steve Roth & Michele Rante. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Wed 3/6, 9 PM, Paul Allodi (no cover). 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco, Bottletones. Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Sanchez, Terry Linen. Sun 3/3, 6:15 PM, Dimmu Borgir, Cryptopsy, Krisiun, Diabolic. Wed 3/6, 9 PM, Jaguares. Thu 3/7, 6:45 PM, Virginia Coalition, Lost Trailers. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, John Mayer, Bleu (sold out). Sun 3/10, 6:30 PM, Zebrahead, Memento, Red Light Green Light. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sat 3/2, Bemaji & the House of Twang. Sun 3/3, Jorge From Yard. Fri 3/8, Cooly's Hot-Box, DJ Anthony Nicholson. Sun 3/10, Osezwa. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/1, Underwater People, Wish. Sat 3/2, Hairbangers Ball, 24 Elsinor. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/8, ARRA. Sat 3/9, Trik-Turner. 312-337-3486.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Hundo, Know Boundaries. Sat 3/2, Beatnik Turtle, David Stagl & the Burning Daylight, Only Infinity. Thu 3/7, Jimmy Atto. Fri 3/8, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/9, Somewhere in Between, Rooster, Lost Trailers. 773-975-0505.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Dee Jay Jayster. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Simmering. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/1, 10 PM, 2nd Seed, American Motherload, Donner Surprise Party. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Katie Todd, Freefall. Sun 3/3, 8 PM, Opal Candy, Olupus (no cover). Tue 3/5, 8:30 PM, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 3/6, 9 PM, Dark Ritual, Donner Surprise Party (no cover). Thu 3/7, 9:30 PM, Jeff Freling, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 3/8, 10 PM, Phil Angotti & the Idea, the Electric. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Face for Radio, Goldstars. Sun 3/10, 6 PM, benefit concert for stroke victims with Wingnuts, Cameron McGill, Soulfix, Pete Special, Thing3, Milkplow. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/1, 9:45 PM, Fly Williams, A.J. Love, Shadow Tribe. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Funkadesi. Wed 3/6, 9 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 3/7, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" with Love Cowboys. Fri 3/8, 10 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Slugs. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Pedal Steel Transmission, Lolita Haze, National Jet Set. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/2, Squirt. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 7 PM, Rollins Band (see Critic's Choice). Sun 3/3, 6:30 PM, Life Without, Rearview Mirror, J. Davis Trio, Detachment Kit. Mon 3/4, 9 PM, Ultrababyfat (see Spot Check; with comedian David Cross). Thu 3/7, 7 PM, Unwritten Law, Sugarcult, Woolworthy. Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Superdrag, Webb Brothers, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Caviar. Sat 3/9, 6:30 PM, Alone, Red River, Escape From Earth, Ditchwater. Sun 3/10, 6:30 PM, Wish List, Wolcott, Lyla Stone, V90. 773-549-0203.

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

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

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/1, Callaghan, Urinal Mints, Hotlips Messiah. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Basic Food Group/Blinded From Glue/Beneath Fertile Ground. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Clip, Channel J, Triple Process, Thrillhouse Collective. Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Siderunners, Hawk, Lush Budgett. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Johnsons Big Band, Family Haircut. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 3/7 with Emily White, Kay Barrett). Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/1, 10 PM, Devilounge, Ghettobillies, Rosedales. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Pipe Circus. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 3/6, 8 PM, Sidewalk Skolaz, Garden Foundation, Farm Crew, Larry Millah, MC Shadow. Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Mil Mulliganos, Vortis, Pistol Whipped, America's #1 Sweetheart. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Rachael Yamagata. 773-489-0011.

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 Dave Tamkin & Jones Davis. 815-758-2715.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Power Knobs. Sat 3/2, Torturing Elvis, Surf Zombies, DJ John Battles. Sun 3/3, Trapeze Unit. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 3/7, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Moods. 815-477-0340.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/2, Arthur Lee. Sat 3/9, Dave Andersen. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Guilty. Sat 3/2, Paul Willaert. Fri 3/8, Paul McKinney. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1, No, Deadly Numbers, Stalemate, Poppycocks. Sat 3/2, Gravetones, Trip Daddys, Rolemodels, Sixsouth. Sun 3/3, 10 PM, Burning Brides, Drapes, Kants. Mon 3/4, Archaeology, Scott Free. Tue 3/5, Steve Buscemi's Teeth, Pinheads. Wed 3/6, "Thaxploitation" with Hot Dog City, Missouri Compromise, Joan Hiller. Thu 3/7, Crush Kill Destroy, Dysrhythmia, Argon Evolution. Fri 3/8, Arrivals, JJ Nobody & the Regulars, Matics. Sat 3/9, Loraxx, Grand Ulena, Grafton, Half-Seas-Over. Sun 3/10, 10 PM, 36 Invisibles, Vultures. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/2, Lip Meat. Sat 3/9, Chuckleheads. 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 858 W. Ontario: Sundays, 8 PM, Soul Sanctuary, DJ Mike Flow (no cover). 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. 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.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/1, Michael Strening Jr. 773-348-7291.

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.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Ellen Rosner, Glow Bugs, Heather's Damage. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, My Morning Jacket (see Spot Check), Swearing at Motorists, Catfish Haven. Sun 3/3, 8 PM, Volta Do Mar, La Makita Soma, Absinthe Blind, Volante. Mon 3/4, 9 PM, Owen (see Spot Check), Kyle Fischer, Rabbit Rabbit. Tue 3/5, 9 PM, Vinyl, Crazy Juice. Wed 3/6, 9 PM, Check Engine, Lozenge, Dylan Posa. Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Denison Witmer, Six Parts Seven; 10 PM, Central Falls, Simon Joyner, Scott Tuma. Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, Flashing Lights, Kim, Light FM. Sun 3/10, 8 PM, Pinmonkey, Brother Lowdown. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/2, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 3/9, Slip Mickey. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-337-7900.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Sat 3/9, 8 PM, F.M. Smith. 847-329-0478.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Eternals, Owls, Watchers (benefit for Incite! Women of Color Against Violence). 773-645-9615 or 773-227-3617.

60 WEST, AMERICAN GRILL 950 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1, DJs spin. 847-549-6111.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: Sun 3/3, 10 PM, Presence, Urbanized Music, Cool out Chris, Amina, Absolute Ikon, DJ Jerry. Sun 3/10, Ditch Farulla; John Airo (late set). 773-549-4140.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room at 10 PM. Wed 3/6, "Indigenous" with DJs Corey Labadie & Rebecca, Nu Skool Kabaret & others. 773-278-6600.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/2, After Hours. Sat 3/9, Blues Monk. 630-213-1006.

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. Sun 3/3, Joe Rathbone, Brother Sean, Jen Erb. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Sun 3/10, Kristin Shout, Eric Nassau, Dark Green Bottles. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Megasuperultra, Tamara (of Starball), Pop Lolita. Sat 3/2, Celestial Crumb, Product. Sun 3/3, Premium, American Motherload, Stella, Swidden. Mon 3/4, Greg Fundis. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Thu 3/7, Dan Lipton (benefit for Barrel of Monkeys Foundation). Fri 3/8, Hope Kills Fear, Rosedales, Tension Wire. Sat 3/9, Pound of Flesh. 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 3/1, Horizontal Motion. 630-264-2739.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/9, Van Go, Magnaphonic. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Carl Brown. Sat 3/2, Flex Crew, Dub Flex. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 3/6, RSB. Thu 3/7, Dansica. Fri 3/8, Rico, Ark Band. Sat 3/9, Zeleke, Dansica. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/1, Flapjacks, Cane Corso. Sat 3/2, Fat Time, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Mon 3/4, 7 PM, Ralph Covert & friends (no cover). Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Marty Lloyd Band. 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 3/1, DJ Mario Smokin' Diaz, Steve Melvage. Sat 3/2, Audarshia Townsend, 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. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Andre Harris. Sat 3/2, DJ Splinter. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 3/6, Empress, Siren, MC Blackeye, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. Sat 3/9, Mike Steele. 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.

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

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

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

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Paula Sinclare, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Lulu hosts karaoke. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu, DJ Luis. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM 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.

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

DJ SPRYTE, DJ PRECYSE perform at the opening of the film Scratch. Fri 3/1, 7:20 and 10 PM, Landmark's Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark. 773-248-7744.

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. Sun 3/3, Hac-a-matic, Wale, DJ Chris Gin. 312-204-9991.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Red Lox spins Middle Eastern dance music. 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: Sundays, 10 PM, "Big Up!" DJs spin (3/10 with Louie Austen, Bobby Conn). Thu 3/7, 9:30 PM, Ectomorph, Tommie Sunshine. 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.

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

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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Thu 3/7, 10 PM, Glenn Underground, Mr. A.L.I. 773-395-0066.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin electronic music. 773-271-4711.

RYOJI IKEDA mixing in Memorandum with the dance-theater collective Dumb Type. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 8 PM, and Sun 3/3, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: DJs spin nightly until 2 AM. 773-394-2066.

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 Gene Lopez spins hip-hop and house. Tuesdays, Uncle's Living Room (metal night). Wednesdays, DJ Johnny. 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.

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. Sat 3/2, DJs Johnny Chaos, Chris Tomasone & Roger Craine. 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: Fri 3/1, Mixin' Marc. Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs DVS & Mix. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins funk, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. Tuesdays, 2 AM, DJ Alo spins hip-hop and soul. Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Form. 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 & Christopher. Wednesdays, DJ V. Thu 3/7, Frankie Feliciano, 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. Fri 3/1, DJs Angel Alanis & Jes One. Saturdays, DJs Twilite Tone, 33-1/3 & Steve Bravo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant, Lego & Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Diz, Jesse de la Pena, Damien Johnson, Julius the Mad Thinker & Cedric spin house, R&B, hip-hop, reggae & dancehall. Sat 3/2, DJs Chris Laino, Dano, Ashish, Fritz, Justin, Dropout, Jorge Watts, Kevin Cunningham, Keith Swiat & Microflip. Sun 3/3, 10 PM, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. 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 3/7, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with DPM, Xsentrx, Evan Toutz. 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.

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, DJs Mazi, Nathan Larsen & Aaron Thompson. 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, DJs David Balquiedra, Steve Cadiz & Inbum spin house. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/1, Rasoul, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/2, Liquid Todd, Justin Long, DJ Jes. Mon 3/4, Miles Tilman, 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. Thu 3/7, Droopy. Fri 3/8, Michael Serafini, J-Dub. Sat 3/9, DJ Heather, Dayhota. 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-midnight, DJ Mellow Man spins house. Saturdays, 8 PM, Groove Distribution DJs spin broken beats and nu jazz; midnight-4 AM, guest DJs spin. Sundays, 9 AM-3:30 PM, DJ Stallion Love spins soul. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJ Felix spins house. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 3/10, Ambivert, DJ Warp, Eric H. 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. Wednesdays, Indigenous DJs spin electronica. Thursdays, DJ Minnesota Fabric spins rare groove. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, Refried Beats with the Mass Transit DJ Crew. Sundays, RB & Ronnie. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Wednesdays, DJs Mind, Noble, Jes-e, Jockraw C. & MC Nico. Thursdays, Miss Gina & David. 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.

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. Tue 3/5, 70x7, 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. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ACADEMY OF IRISH MUSIC Free concert. Sun 3/3, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

ARRANMORE Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871.

JUNIOR BROWN, JIM LAUDERDALE Sold out. Fri 3/8, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LIZ CARROLL Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 773-779-7059 or 773-445-3838.

KENNY CHESNEY Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JUDY COLLINS Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Sat 3/9, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JOEL DALY & PRAIRIE MOON Tribute to Roy Rogers. Sat 3/2, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LINDA DOHERTY Free concert. Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark. 312-744-0156.

STACEY EARLE, MARK STUART Sun 3/3, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RICHIE HAVENS, JANIS IAN Sat 3/2, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

ANNE HILLS Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

IRISH ROVERS Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

CAROL KAGY & HUNTER ADAMS perform at an open stage. Fri 3/1, 10 PM (open stage starts at 6:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 3/1, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS Sun 3/3, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

CHUCK PYLE, KATE MACLEOD Concerts for a Cause benefit concert for CASA of Kane County. Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

COLLIN RAYE, MARK WILLS Sun 3/10, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

RUNNING FOX BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

CATHIE RYAN with James Riley, Brendan Dolan, and Hanneke Cassel. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, auditorium, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

THREE IRISH TENORS Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Fenians, Gan Bua. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 3/6, Providence. 773-478-4408.

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

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 3/4, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 3/5, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Sun 3/3, 4-9 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Joe McShane. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Fair Play. Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Larkin Bros. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. 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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sun 3/10, 10:30 AM, Tippler's Way; 3 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, Molly & the Tinker. 815-356-9980.

FITZERS PUB Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel, 166 E. Superior: Sundays, 4 PM, Anish. Thursdays, 6 PM, Morgan. 312-787-6000.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 3/5, 8:30 PM, Mark Schatz. Wed 3/6, 8:30 PM, Lunasa. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/2, On the Mainline. Sat 3/9, staff and students of the Folk-Lore Center. 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. 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 3/8, Remember Rome. Sat 3/9, John Hasbrouk. 773-486-4093.

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

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover). 773-348-9548.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 3/4, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 3/2, 7 PM, open stage. 815-338-5164.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Dooley Brothers. Fri 3/8, Switchback. Sat 3/9, O'Briens. 630-941-7100.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-366-8073.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli. 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 3/1, Donnybrook. Sat 3/2, Fast Eddie. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). Fri 3/8, Napper Tandy. Sat 3/9, Anish. 847-577-7733.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thu 3/7, Switchback. 773-927-6073.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/5, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Carrie Newcomer. Thu 3/7, 9 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins (see Spot Check) with Lawrence Peters, Milly May Smithy, Janet Bean, Bric-a-Brac, Deanna Varagona, Jane Baxter Miller & Kent Kessler, storyteller Anndrena Belcher, Anastasia Davies, Stacey Earley & Twang Bang. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/1, Chuck Suchy. Fri 3/8, Craig Siemsen & Patty Stevenson. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Eric Nassau, Dark Green Bottles. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE GOSPELFEST See Fairs & Festivals.

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

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.

RHYTHM KINGS Free concert. Wed 3/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/1 and Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Dave Specter Quartet. 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. Tue 3/5, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/5, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Sat 3/2, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/5, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 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 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sun 3/3, Jimmy Burns. Mon 3/4, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/5, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wed 3/6, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 3/7, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 3/8, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/3 and Sun 3/10, noon, Eric Noden. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ruby Harris Band. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Tinsley Ellis, Jay Stulo Band. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Son Seals, Ken Saydak. Sun 3/3, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 3/4, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 3/5, Jay Stulo Band. Wed 3/6, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Thu 3/7, Johnny Rawls Band. Fri 3/8, Ronnie Baker Brooks, River Rats. Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Coco Montoya, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sun 3/10, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-427-0333.

BUZZ BENKOWSKI'S CORNER BAR Rte. 83 and Lake, Grayslake: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-223-8958.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/9, Blue Light Special with Jim Cole. 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 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Joe Barr. 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 3/1, Chris Duarte Group. Sat 3/2, Carl Weathersby. Fri 3/8, Charlie Love & His Silky Smooth Band. Sat 3/9, Marty Sammon Band. 630-513-0074.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM on weekends. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Killer Ray, Jimmy Pryor & Crumar. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Deborra. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-520-4800.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Joe Moss. Sat 3/2, Trouble No More. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Brother John. 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.

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

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 3/9, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/2, Rock Bottom Blues Band with B.K. Elmore. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/8, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

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 3/2, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tue 3/5, 8:30 PM, Jimbo Delta (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 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. Fri 3/1, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sat 3/2, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/5, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Wed 3/6, Jimmy Burns. Thu 3/7, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/1, Artie "Blues Boy" White. Mon 3/4, Seven Sons. Tue 3/5, Matthew Skoller. 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: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. Thursdays, jam session with the Neil Rose Band. 708-547-1456.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 773-348-7592.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Eddy Clearwater. 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 3/7, 10 PM, Chris Beard (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Chris Beard. 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.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Sat 3/2 and Sat 3/9, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. with the Motivation Blues Band. 773-989-4569.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Penthouse Playboys. 630-446-4001.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 3/5, 8:30 PM, Ken Saydak Band. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/8, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Sat 3/9, Shirley King Quintet. 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 3/1, Tenry Johns Band. Sat 3/2, Mississippi Heat. Sat 3/9, Glen Davis & the Blues Commission. 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: Wed 3/6, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 773-342-4738.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, George Stencell. Sun 3/3, 11 AM, gospel brunch with Leanne Faine; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 3/6, Lil' Ed. Thu 3/7, James Wheeler. Fri 3/8, Eddy Clearwater. Sat 3/9, Eddy Clearwater, Lonnie Brooks. Sun 3/10, 11 AM, gospel brunch with Jamie Austin; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). 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 3/1 and Sat 3/2, Sugar Blue. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 3/8, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 3/9, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/1, Felix & the Cats with Elmo Bliss. Sat 3/2, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mon 3/4, Just Us Blues Band. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Billy Flynn Band. 773-772-6656.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. 630-264-2739.

jazz

concerts

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND Free concert. Sun 3/3, 4 PM, International Hall, Kennedy-King College, 6800 S. Wentworth. 312-344-7396.

PATRICIA BARBER TRIO Sun 3/10, 4 and 6 PM, Baggett Auditorium, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 3/3, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FRANK CATALANO Free concert. Tue 3/5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Peter Ballin, director. Thu 3/7, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

BOB DOROUGH TRIO with Joanie Pallatto & Sparrow. Sun 3/10, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DUKES OF DIXIELAND Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

EQUINOX 5 Free in-store performance. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

MATT GERAGHTY PROJECT Free in-store performance. Sat 3/2, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

ALAN GRESIK ENSEMBLE Free concert celebrating Chicago's 165th birthday. Mon 3/4, 10 AM-4 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

HOLLAND HIGH JAZZ BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Fri 3/1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAZZ FOR LOVERS with Eric Schneider, Greg Fishman & Eddie Johnson. Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

SUMMER KWAI TRIO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

PATTI LUPO Sun 3/3, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET Wed 3/6 and Thu 3/7, 7:30 and 10 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JOHN McNEIL See Critic's Choice. Wed 3/6, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

PAT METHENY GROUP Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

MOONLIGHTERS Big-band dance concert. Wed 3/6, 7:30 PM, Courtyard Banquets, Rte. 59 and Rte. 56, Warrenville. 630-717-1711.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE conducted by Don Owens, with percussionist Michael Burritt. Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

ROUND MIDNIGHT QUINTET Sat 3/2, 8 PM, VFW Cantigny Post, Horseshoe Dr. & Black Rd., Joliet. 815-722-5398.

JOHN SANTOS/OMAR SOSA TRIO Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN SCOFIELD BAND 18 & over show. Thu 3/7, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SY BOUNDS JAZZ CAFE Free in-store performance. Mon 3/4, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

TOM TALLMAN WITH ZVONIMIR TOT & RICHARD ARMANDI Sun 3/3, 3 PM, room 139, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 8 PM, Steve Zuterek with Ron Brown & Paul Bata. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/1, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Dan Delorenzo, Wayne Jones & Tom Hope; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/2, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 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 3/6, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 3/7, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 3/8, noon, Kim Cusak, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/9, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/1 through Mon 3/4, Detour. Tue 3/5 through Sat 3/9, Charlie Johnson. Sun 3/10, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BISTRO 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 3/9, 8:30 PM, Libby York with the Kelly Brand Trio. 630-574-2155.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 3/2, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 3/7, Taku Akiyama. 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 3/1, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Spats Studebaker & the Speakeasy Boys. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charles Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 3/8, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Sat 3/9, 9 PM, Claudia Stefanski Quartet. 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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 3/6, Jason Ajemian & 2 Quartets. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 3/2, Matt Erion Trio. Sat 3/9, Jazz Vertigo. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/3, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Sun 3/10, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Live music Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 PM. Fridays, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY Upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Thu 3/7, 7:30 PM, Jose Valdes Duo. 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 3/1, Mike Finnerty & the Jazz Merchants. Sat 3/2, Vincent, Allen, Howell. Thu 3/7, Rob Zettl Trio with Vince Clark. Sat 3/9, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/1, 9:30 PM, the Business. Sat 3/2, 10 PM, Soul 2 Keep. Sun 3/3, 8 PM, Samuel del Real (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mambo Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/1, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chevere; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo (see Post No Bills); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/3, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/8, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, John McNeil Quartet (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/9, 8 PM, John McNeil Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

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

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

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/1, Shawn Salmon Trio. 773-486-4093.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 3/3, Design Flaw with Brian Dibblee, Jon Doyle, and Frank Rosaly, Alec Ramsdell/Jeb Bishop/Brian Dibblee Trio. Sun 3/10, Phil Mosberg Duo, Medium Pulp. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Sat 3/9, 9 PM, Charlie Hunter Quartet, Tony Smith Band. 312-266-2400.

JACARANDA 3608 W. 26th: Fridays, 10 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. 773-521-0095.

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: Thu 3/7, 7 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-893-0300.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 3/1 through Sun 3/3, Pat Martino Trio (see Critic's Choice). Mon 3/4, 8 and 10 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tue 3/5 through Sun 3/10, Dewey Redman Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 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: Sat 3/2, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Sun 3/3, noon, Tim McNamara with the Tim Green Quartet. Wed 3/6, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet with Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 3/8, 9:30 PM, Carol Kagy Quartet. Sat 3/9, 9:30 PM, Mike Allemana & Sabina L. Lilly. 773-348-7592.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 3/5, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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 (no cover). 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, and Mondays, 5 PM, Scott Holman (no cover). 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Tue 3/5, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame (no cover). 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Basic Food Group/Blinded From Glue/Beneath Fertile Ground. 773-728-5010.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 3/6, 9 PM, Ken & Jim Show with Johnse Holt & Sarah Allen. 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. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. 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. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

PLAVA LAGUNA 2610 W. Peterson: Music after 8 PM. Sundays, Emilie Conway Trio. 773-465-1483.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 3/1, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 3/6, 8:30 PM, Dan Cray Trio. Thu 3/7, 8:30 PM, Tito Carillo Quartet. Fri 3/8, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sat 3/9, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/1, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Sat 3/2, Ron Surace Trio, Gerald McClendon Band. Tue 3/5, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wed 3/6, Mark Madsen Trio. Sat 3/9, Ken Chaney Quintet. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-342-4738.

RANCH BARBECUE HOUSE 2121 S. Plum Grove, Palatine: Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (no cover). 847-397-4111.

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

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, Justin Kramer Trio. Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Oakton College Jazz Band. 847-329-0478.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 3/9, 10 PM, Kevin Drumm. 773-227-3617 or 312-666-0795.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, Taku Akiyama Quintet. 773-772-6656.

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.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio (no cover). 847-991-7006.

TRE'S 1528 E. 63rd: Restaurant: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM and midnight, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. 773-794-4408.

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 3/1, William Perry's Transition Trio with Derrick Pope & Vincent Davis. Sat 3/2, Sydney Miller & the Right Connection. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 3/7, Dave Rempis & Triage. Fri 3/8, Rob Zettl/Harrison Bankhead Quartet. Sat 3/9, Darius Savage Quartet with Greg Ward. 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.

international

concerts

CHICAGO DJEMBE PROJECT Free West African percussion concert. Fri 3/1, 7 PM, Episcopal Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester. 773-624-3185.

SHALOM HANOCH Tue 3/5, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-297-4808.

GORAN IVANOVIC Free in-store performance. Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

KARELIAN FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE Free concert. Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LINGUA MUSICA Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

MONGOLIAN FESTIVAL OF FILM, MUSIC, SONG, AND DANCE with Ouynbileg Khandjav and members of the Mongolian State Folk Dance Ensemble. Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM (with a film screening at 4 PM), International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-753-2274.

SONS OF SEPHARAD perform Sephardic folk and liturgical music with cantor Alberto Mizrahi. See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5126.

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. Fri 3/8, 8 PM, benefit for the Pastors for Peace Humanitarian Aid Caravan with Colectiva Musical, Ramon Marino, Luis Jahn & others. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/1, 9 PM, Hugh Masekela. Sat 3/2, 4 PM, Sones de Mexico (benefit for the Humanitarian Caravan to Central America); 9:30 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, DJ El Papichulo (preceded by dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Sun 3/3, benefit for Free Street Theater with saxophonist Carlos Averhoff. Thu 3/7, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic, Cavatina Duo. Sun 3/10, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie. 312-362-9707.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino and bassist Liz Payne perform French musette music. 773-489-9554.

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

MAMBO 3336 N. Milwaukee: Fridays, 5 PM-midnight, Blue Son, En Clave Negra. Sat 3/2, 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble with Mike Maldonado. 773-481-2050.

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

PANGEA 1935 W. Irving Park: Restaurant and lounge. Wednesdays, 10 PM, 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

CLAIRE AEBERSOLD AND RALPH NEIWEEM piano duo, in a free concert (Mozart, Debussy, Liszt). Mon 3/4, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ALTENBERG TRIO (Shostakovich, Ives, Haydn, Brahms). Sun 3/3, 3 PM (with "pre-concert conversation" at 2:15 PM), Johnson Auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-963-9093.

AMELIA PIANO TRIO (Beethoven, Levin, Schubert). Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

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

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller conducts a free concert (Mozart, Haydn). Sat 3/9, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-415-2391 or 312-782-3532.

BUGALLO-WILLIAMS PIANO DUO in a free concert (Williams, Nancarrow, Reich, Debussy, Stravinsky). Tue 3/5, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO BRASS CHOIR Jim Gilbertsen, conductor. Sun 3/3, 7 PM, St. Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff, Naperville. 630-355-4545, ext. 119.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with pianist Leon Bates and clarinetist Julian Bliss (Perkinson, R. Strauss, Weber, Falla). Sun 3/3, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Wed 3/6, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681, ext. 12.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 8 PM, and Tue 3/5, 7:30 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham (Stravinsky, Mozart). Thu 3/7 and Sat 3/9, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with trombonist Christian Lindberg (Berlioz, Berio, Sibelius). "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 David Robertson conducts music of Philippe Hurel in a new-music lecture-concert. Sun 3/3, 7 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Sat 3/2 and Sat 3/9, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Ives, Brahms, Nielsen). Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

CUBE performs music of women composers in a free recital. Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CUBE (Levinson, Leone). Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1177.

RUSSELL DAGON AND SYLVIA WANG clarinet and piano (Brahms, Reger). Wed 3/6, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Massenet's Werther. Wed 3/6, Fri 3/8, and Sat 3/9, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JENNIFER DUBROW, KIMMY SZETO, RICHARD OLSON, AND DEIRDRE KELLY violins, viola, and cello, perform music of Bartok in a free recital. Thu 3/7, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, tenor Robert Bracey, baritone Robert Orth, and the Elgin Children's Chorus and Choral Union (Orff, Stravinsky). Fri 3/1, 8:30 PM, Sat 3/2, 8 PM, and Sun 3/3, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Mussorgsky/Ravel, Ravel, Aguila). Sun 3/10, 3 PM (with preconcert lecure at 6:45 PM), Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

ENSEMBLE OUABACHE (Telemann, C.P.E. Bach, Blavet, Forqueray, Guignon, Keiser). Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

TAMAS ERDI piano. Thu 3/7, 7:30 PM, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson. 312-263-3500, ext. 24.

KRISTIN FIGARD AND TRACY FIGARD viola and piano, in a free recital (Bruch, Bloch). Fri 3/1, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND Colin Holman conducts a free concert (Sparke, Brown, Hill, Chance). Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Geneva High School, 415 Logan, Geneva. 847-695-7096.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY performs Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. Thu 3/7, 7:30 PM, Fri 3/8 and Sat 3/9, 8 PM, and Sun 3/10, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

SUSAN HOFFMAN soprano in a free program. Wed 3/6, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

LYDIA HONG AND ABE FEDER violin and cello (Debussy, Ysaye, Ravel, Francoeur, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Bloch). Fri 3/8, 8 PM, and Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 3/6, 8 PM, woodwindist Gene Coleman, pianist John Wolf Brennan, and tubaist Marc Unternaehrer in a new-music program. 312-362-9707.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore (R. Strauss, Wagner, Bruckner). Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Debbaut, conductor, with cellist Katinka Kleijn (Amram, Bartok, Bruch, Dvorak). Sun 3/10, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 630-245-7006.

LINGUA MUSICA Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield. 773-626-9385.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/1, Tue 3/5, and Sat 3/9, 6 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Gosta Winbergh, soprano Catherine Malfitano, baritone Mark Delavan, and bass Matti Salminen (Wagner, Parsifal). Sat 3/2, Wed 3/6, and Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, tenor Paul Groves, and baritone Gerald Finley (Mozart, The Magic Flute). 312-332-2244.

McHENRY COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Mon 3/4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MIRO STRING QUARTET (Beethoven, Shostakovich, Grieg). Sun 3/3, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg, conductor, with trumpeter Chris Hasselbring and the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir (Mozart, Bach, Telemann). Sun 3/3, 7:30 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church of Highland Park, 425 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-446-3822.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE AND ARS MUSICA CHICAGO perform music by black composers of the 16th through 18th centuries (Nunes-Garcia, Lusitano, Gines, Sancho, Mauricio, Saint-Georges, and others) in a free concert. Sun 3/10, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-327-1113 or 312-409-7874.

NEWBERRY CONSORT (Corelli, Carissimi, Stradella, and others). Thu 3/7, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), and Fri 3/8, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 3/9, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY OPERA WORKSHOP English-language production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Lecture Hall Auditorium, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris, conductor (Bach, Martin, Harris). Sun 3/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel Farris, conductor. Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Varese, Cowell, Xenakis). Tue 3/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS AND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Robert G. Hasty, Cornelia Laemmli, and Judith Willoughby conduct music of Bach and others. Sun 3/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Debussy, Hahn, Iannaccone, Messiaen). Fri 3/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Ravel, Austin, R. Strauss). Fri 3/8, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

URSULA OPPENS piano (Beethoven, Schubert, Rzewski, Mendelssohn, Copland, Schumann). Sat 3/9, 8 PM, Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. 847-869-4230.

NEIL PENESIS piano (Bach, Scriabin, Liszt). Fri 3/8, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

PHOENIX CAMERATA (Machaut, Purcell, Mozart, and others). Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Glenview New Church, 73 Park Dr., Glenview. 847-475-4819.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/2 and Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph, conductor, with clarinetist Carmen Izzo in a free concert (Keltonic, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Franck, Mozart). Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

DANIEL ROTH organ (Mendelssohn, Franck, Saint-Saens, Roth, Reubke). Sun 3/10, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

SAINT PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Yuri Temirkanov, conductor, with pianist Yefim Bronfman (Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich). Mon 3/4, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor with pianist Beth Ridderhoff in a program of women composers (Farrenc, F. Mendelssohn Hensel, C. Schumann). Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

ANDRAS SCHIFF piano (Haydn, Janacek, Beethoven, Kurtag, Schumann). Sun 3/10, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen, conductor, with dancers from Ballet Chicago (Prokofiev, Copland). Sun 3/10, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

RADOSLAW SOBCZAK performs piano music of Chopin in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wed 3/6, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SONS OF SEPHARAD perform Sephardic folk and liturgical music with cantor Alberto Mizrahi. See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/3, 3 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5126.

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY CHORALE in a free recital (Gabrieli, Elgar, Hailstork, Walker, Hogan, Palestrina, Rutter). Fri 3/8, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

TRIO SETTECENTO Fri 3/8, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Barber, Britten, Brahms). Sat 3/2, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069 or 773-702-7300.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Schubert). Tue 3/5, 1:40 PM, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-5931.

WALLER AND MAXWELL GUITAR DUO (Giuliani, Mertz, Falla, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Brouwer). Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Sun 3/10, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

WINNETKA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR Randall Menges conducts Haydn's Mass in Time of War in a religious service. Sun 3/10, 10 AM, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine, Winnetka. 847-441-3400.

DAVID YONAN violin (Paganini). Sat 3/2, 8:30 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-274-9262 or 815-356-6296.

EVAN ZIPORYN clarinet, in a solo recital (Lang, Heetderks, Reich, Tristano). Thu 3/7, 6:15 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. 312-787-3997.

fairs & festivals

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE GOSPELFEST features area church choirs and gospel artists. Wed 3/6, 7 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

18TH ANNUAL HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL features Chicago Voice Exchange and other midwestern vocal groups. Sat 3/9, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

miscellaneous

ELMHURST COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR & WOMEN'S CHORUS Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/3, 2 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515 or 630-617-6100.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 3/3, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Pong Unit. 773-878-5552.

HERSONG WOMEN'S CHORUS Sat 3/9, 7 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin. 847-214-7370 or 847-622-0300.

IGUANAS Children's concert. Sun 3/10, noon and 3 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RYOJI IKEDA mixing in Memorandum with the dance-theater collective Dumb Type. Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2, 8 PM, and Sun 3/3, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tue 3/5, 8 PM, music and spoken word with the Men's Art Forum. 773-348-7592.

KIDS FARE: SING, SING, SING Children's concert with Northwestern University choruses and choral directors. Sat 3/9, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KRISTIN LEMS Children's concert of holiday songs and storytelling entitled "Once and Future Women." Sat 3/9, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

ONE DRUM Sun 3/10, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/1, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Fri 3/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SUSAN SALIDOR Free in-store children's concert. Sun 3/10, 10 AM, Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark. 773-769-9299.

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