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BAD RELIGION, LESS THAN JAKE, HOT WATER MUSIC All-ages show. Tue 3/19, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

COLBY BESERRA & FRIENDS Free concert. Fri 3/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BETTER THAN EZRA, COWBOY MOUTH All-ages show. Fri 3/22, 7:30, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TONI BLACKMAN Free concert. Wed 3/20, 8 PM, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3033.

BLESSID UNION OF SOULS, WOOLWORTHY Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

JOYCE BREACH Free concert. Sat 3/16, 2:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BRICK LAYER CAKE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 7:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

KEN BURNSTEIN Free in-store performance. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

C-1-2 Sat 3/23, 9:30 PM, Elastic Revolution Productions, 3030 W. Cortland. 773-862-3616.

AL CARVER BAND Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

JIM COLE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

DREAM THEATER Sold out. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

DROVERS at the Emerald Ball. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, grand ballroom, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-726-7500.

FAMILY TREE Free concert. Fri 3/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

RICHARD FAMMEREE hosts the "Live From Mars" music and poetry showcase. Thu 3/21, 8 PM, Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton. 312-226-7808.

MARY FOSTER-CONKLIN Free concert. Sat 3/16, 4:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BORIS HAUF & ADAM SONDERBERG, TV POW Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

RON HAWKING Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Sat 3/16, 5 and 8:30 PM, and Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

ISAAC HAYES WITH THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA performs at Willowbrook Ballroom's 81st anniversary celebration. Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

UTE LEMPER Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LETTERMEN Fri 3/22, 2 and 8:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

LOOK AHEAD, OFF WHYTE, EARWIG SPECTRE, COUGHS, 14 OR FIGHT, LANDLORDS Benefit for Redline Media. Sat 3/16, 7 PM (preceded by a multimedia carnival from noon-4 PM), United Methodist Church, 1545 W. Morse. 773-377-5001, ext. 6082.

CARL & KAREN LUBICZ perform at a Saint Patrick's Day party with magician Jeff Fredriksen. Sun 3/17, 2 PM, ComedySportz, 2851 N. Halsted. 773-549-8080.

COLLEEN McHUGH Free concert. Sat 3/16, 1 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MICAH & THE URBAN CRU Sat 3/23, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

MOONGLOW Free concert. Sat 3/16, 1:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STANTON MOORE with Chris Wood, Skerik, Brian Seeger & John Ellis; 18 & over show. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MOTHER HIPS Free in-store performance. Wed 3/20, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

DYLAN NELSON Sun 3/17, 6 PM, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

PHILLIP OFFICER Free concert. Sat 3/16, 4 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ONEIDA Free in-store performance. Mon 3/18, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Mon 3/18, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

PERSPECTS, HELLZ BELLZ Fri 3/15, 8:30 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-4597.

GLEN PHILLIPS, BRIAN VANDER ARK, ALICE PEACOCK All-ages show. Wed 3/20, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PINBACK Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

GARY PUCKETT, THE BUCKINGHAMS Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

LOU RAWLS Fri 3/15, 2 and 8:30 PM, Sat 3/16, 6 and 9 PM, and Sun 3/17, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

MICKEY ROONEY & JAN CHAMBERLAIN ROONEY Tue 3/19 and Wed 3/20, 2 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

CRAIG RUBANO Free concert. Sat 3/16, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

REBECCA ST. JAMES, GINNY OWENS, GO FISH, FUSEBOX Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 630-833-3733.

SNO-CORE ICICLE BALL with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Nikka Costa, Blackalicious, Saul Williams; 18 & over show. Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

THREE MO' TENORS with Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon, and Thomas Young, under the direction of Marion J. Caffey. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, and Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-977-1700 or 312-902-1400.

TWIZTID, BLAZE YA DEAD HOMIE, ANYBODY KILLAZ, ZUG ISLAND All-ages show. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

UPSYDAISY Free admission. Tue 3/19, 12:15 PM, lower level auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

SUZANNE VEGA Thu 3/21, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

VELVET TEEN, THE GHOST Free in-store performance. Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

VIOLENTS, SYSTEMIC INFECTION, STOMP OUT APATHY perform at "Festival of Unrestival" benefit for the Rebel Grrrl Collective and the zine Stories and Strategies of Survival. Sat 3/23, 9 PM (festivities begin at 4 PM with workshops, comedy, and a documentary), Autonomous Zone, 2129 N. Milwaukee. 773-481-2452.

WEIRD SISTERS Free concert. Sat 3/16, 3:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND 18 & over show. Thu 3/21, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto, Tim O'Shea, Gerald Culhane. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Mother Hips, Kaito, Triple Process. Thu 3/21, 9 PM, Neil Michael Hagerty (see Spot Check), Suntanama, Josh Abrams. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Push Stars, Juleps. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Pinetop Seven, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Orso. 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 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 3/15, Come Ons (see Spot Check), Happy Supply, Afflictions. Sat 3/16, Morris Minors, L.A.X., Long Winters, Staale Mate. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 3/19, Enamor, Vegetables, Katie Haverly. Wed 3/20, Johnny Dowd, Jon Langford & Sally Timms. Thu 3/21, JT & the Clouds, VD6. Fri 3/22, Crooked County, Flat Mean Tires, Buck 50, Susan Calloway. Sat 3/23, Arcwelder, Evil Beaver, Brick Layer Cake, Life at Sea. 773-281-4444.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Genral Patton & His Privates, Animus, Grissel. Sat 3/16, Nectarine Knockout, Sober Dozi, Sister Child. Sun 3/17, Full, Ratbag Hero, Rattbelly, Extra Credit Assignment. Thu 3/21, Balantine, Reveriii, Courageous Rue. Fri 3/22, Silent Treatment, Midwest Blue, Secret Unknown. Sat 3/23, Tower Open Fire, Channel J, Buzzfuzzter, Kyg. Sun 3/24, Hotlips Messiah, Dead Steel Mill, Deadhounds, Gravetones. 773-384-0043.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Neill Downe & the Altar Boys. 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 3/15, 10 PM, Rattlebox. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 3/15 and Thursdays, Family Style. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/15, Penny Dreadful. Sat 3/16, Guilty, Madluv. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 3/22, Sonnets. Sat 3/23, Othercide. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Paul Allodi. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 3/22, 7 PM, Kimi Hayes, Paula Marr. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Jostelen Weed. Fri 3/22, Naughty Boy Jack. 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 3/17, Shahbaz Review. Sun 3/24, Andreas Kapsalis with percussionists Jamie Gallagher, Kotaro Seki & Mateo Fabro. 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Beat Tweakers. Sat 3/16, Tumbleweed. Fri 3/22, Bryan Harrell. 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.

CAFE ALLURE 1501 N. Dayton: Sun 3/17, 9 PM, kick-off party for Cinderella with Primeridian & Fivestar Boogie Productions, Real One, Cache 22, DJ Skor, and Jackin' Jamie. 312-751-1977.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Wed 3/20, Charlie Thompson & the Emeralds. 773-384-2547.

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

THE CASINO 195 E. Delaware: Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Klea Blackhurst performs Everything the Traffic Will Allow: The Sass & Songs of Ethel Merman. 312-787-2100.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. Thu 3/21, 8 PM, Borderbend. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Chuck Cox & the Johnson Principle. Sat 3/23, 9:30 PM, Maria Hines Trio; 11 PM, Shampoobah. 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 3/15, Eric & Matt. Sat 3/16, Jackson Rohm. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Acoustolingus. Fri 3/22, Schuers. Sat 3/23, Mr. Blotto. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 3/15, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Sat 3/16 and Sun 3/17, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/22, 10:30 PM, Snow Shoe Crabs, Molly. Sat 3/23, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Hairbangers' Ball. Sat 3/16, Then Again. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/22, Harmony Riley. Sat 3/23, Snow Shoe Crabs. 847-541-4700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 3/18, 10 PM, Pete Leidy. 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 3/15, 8 PM, Pamela Sue Fox; 10:30 PM, Joan Curto. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Cory Jamison; 9 PM, Julie Wilson. Mon 3/18, 7 PM, Phillip Officer; 9 PM, D.C. Anderson. Thu 3/21 and Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Jeff Harnar. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Jeff Harnar; 10:30 PM, Stephen Rader. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Jeff Harnar. 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. Sun 3/17, DJ Jason. Mon 3/18, DJ Sam spins punk rock. Tue 3/19, DJ Alex. Wed 3/20, DJ Meigan spins country & western. Thu 3/21, DJ Tony spins heavy rock. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Steepwater Band, Last Vegas (see Spot Check), Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 3/16, 11 PM, Andrew W.K. (see Critic's Choice), Hustler. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Beer Nuts, Evil Beaver, Ditch Farulla, Gutwrench. Tue 3/19, 9 PM, Col. Parker, Moneyshot, Bunker Hill. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Blue Nova, Head Down, Waste, Janus. Thu 3/21, 9 PM, Centaur, Terminus Victor, Mezzanines. Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Lucious Warbaby, Scrounge for Change, Disonic. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, the Slip, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, 1000 Vertical Feet. 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 3/15, Remedy. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/22, Deloreans. Sat 3/23, Libido Funk Circus. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15, R-Gang. Sat 3/16, Shaggers. 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 3/15, Bottle of Justus, 7th Heaven. Sat 3/16, the Lash, Friends of Pete. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 3/22, Rubber. Sat 3/23, Heartsfield, Sweet Betty. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/15, Segway, Nineveh, Gaskit. Sat 3/16, DJ Moe, Joe Glass, Anacron, Bad News Jones, Dr. Disco. Sundays, Sumo. Mon 3/18, Matthew McBride Band. Tue 3/19, Bent Frame, Lunar Breakdown, Good Will Ambassadors. Wed 3/20, Instruments of Destruction, Dark Ritual, D'z Nutz. Thu 3/21, MVP, Shadow Tribe, Stray Toasters. Fri 3/22, Water on Electricity, Anatomic, Echo Park, Tom Slater. Sat 3/23, Rusk, the Pocket, Daniel Roughan & the B-Side Symphony. Sun 3/24, Groovepushers. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Abu. Sat 3/16, Damn Hoovers. Fri 3/22, Nighttime Lover & the Groove. Sat 3/23, DFX. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, Pinback, Canyon, Tenki. Sat 3/16, Shipping News, Tekulvi, V for Vendetta. Mon 3/18, 9:30 PM, Black-Eyed Snakes, Headaches, Little Grizzly. Tue 3/19, 9:30 PM, DJ Kevin Drumm, Kim Hiorthoy (see Critic's Choice), Martin Horntveth (see Critic's Choice), DJ Joakim Haugland. Thu 3/21, 9:30 PM, True Love Always, Rye Coalition (see Critic's Choice), Bad Wizard. Fri 3/22, Detroit Cobras, Chargers Street Gang, Baseball Furies. Sat 3/23, . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Explosions in the Sky, Liars. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 7:30 PM. Sat 3/16, Tom Van Dorn. Sat 3/23, Bob Musial. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Randy Amundsen. Fri 3/22, Amy Luetgert. 630-435-5288.

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

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Jer Holister. 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.

FILLING STATION 300 W. Main, Saint Charles: Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Gayle Ritt. 630-584-4414.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Atari Star, Written in the Sand, Charlene, Rutabega. Sat 3/16, 5 PM, Sky Came Falling, From Autumn to Ashes, Most Precious Blood, Killing Tree, Payback; 10 PM, Tub Ring, Nil8, Monster Trux. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Runner, Bright Calm Blue, Blame Game, Airoes, Japanther. Tue 3/19, 7 PM, the 101, Mt. St. Helens, Blower, Egon. Wed 3/20, 7 PM, Mil Mulliganos, 8 Bucks Experiment, Douglas Leader, Matics. Thu 3/21, 6 PM, Rolemodels, Comadose (see Spot Check), Criminal Class USA; 10 PM, Frontier, Defender, Matt Borghi. Fri 3/22, 5 PM, Coalesce, Casket Lottery, Esoteric, Miasis; 10 PM, Del Rey, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Peralta. Sat 3/23, 5 PM, Arab on Radar, La Mantra de Fhigria, He Who Corrupts, Stillwell, English Softhearts; 9 PM, Cheer-Accident, Arab on Radar, Bride of No No, Vaz. Sun 3/24, 6 PM, Dillinger Four, Arrivals, Selby Tigers, Rivethead; 9 PM, Catheters, Dead Low Tide. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Frisbie, Archer Prewitt. Tue 3/19, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Audru Beamish. Thu 3/21, 8:30 PM, Yayhoos, Steepwater Band. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Chris Mills. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Sat 3/16, Nicholas Barron. Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Kokapelli. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

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

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/15, Super Christ. Sat 3/16, Gasoline Rainbows, Last Drag, Tuffy. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, So Scared, Ten Years, Corned Beef. Wed 3/20, Michael Columbia with Pots & Pans. Fri 3/22, Dirty Love. Sat 3/23, Big Step Down, Group Therapy. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Jen Porter. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Jeremy Rill & Kerry Kincanon with Jeff Roscoe. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 3/18, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Kerry Kincanon & Beckie Menzie. Tue 3/19, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 3/20, 5:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 3/21, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 3/17, 6 PM, Honey West & Jim Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. 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, Alex Tims. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sun 3/24, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Jen Porter. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 3/20, 9:30 PM, Carol Plunk (no cover). Thu 3/21, 9:30 PM, Mystechs. 773-871-4210.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Halfway Jane. Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Jesse & the Beaver. Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Weeds. 773-549-9624.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 1800 N. Clybourn: Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Ethan Seller Duo. Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Douglas & Tucker. Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Ethan Seller Duo. 312-915-0071.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 3/16, 10 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/15, Turn. Thu 3/21, Miles of Empty, Wax Buddha. Fri 3/22, Butterside Down, Soulfix. Sat 3/23, Peelers, Dummy, Ruth Buzzy. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, World Class Noise. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Jane Doe Band. Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, Emilie Autumn. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/22, McKays. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Nelson Algren Birthday Celebration with Bill Savage, Warren Lemming, Art Shay, Michael James & others. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/15, 9:30 PM, Pistol Whipped (see Spot Check), Third Grade Teacher (see Spot Check), Buck 50. Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Monkey Paw, Holy Ghost, South of No North. Mon 3/18, 10 PM, Edward Burch, Kennett Brothers, Cornlikkers (no cover). Wed 3/20, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Thu 3/21, 10:30 PM, Blackouts, Tractor Kings, Signalmen, Imaginary Posse. Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, Potomac Accord, Mahjongg, Low Skies. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six; 12:30 AM, DJ Mr. Rudy Day spins music by Waylon Jennings. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 3/17, Even Flow (Pearl Jam tribute band). Thu 3/21, Wish, Rubber. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, Spheres of Influence. Sat 3/16, Garbo Swag, Emitter, Popfly. Wed 3/20, open mike with Gary Yerkins. Thu 3/21, 9:30 PM, Seven Day Run, Tamaras. Fri 3/22, DJ Farr. Sat 3/23, Mazland, Radio Flyer. 773-929-0944.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Reggae, soca, punta, and soul music at 10 PM. Sat 3/16, Survivors. Thursdays, open mike with the Shifters. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thu 3/21, 8 PM, Discopoetry with Khari B., Sound Spectrum, Chelsea D'Amini. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, "Dark Fantasy" with Apartment, DJ David Chavez with bassist Griffin Rodriguez & vocalist Matt Snyder, DJs Alex Alvarez, Sherwin Ovid & Mike Sussman. 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. Fri 3/15, Kimi Hayes, Paula Marr. Sat 3/16, Whiskey Brothers. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Paul McKinney & Eli Bennett. Wed 3/20, Randi Fox & Bobby Rex. Thu 3/21, Paul McKinney & Eli Bennett. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/20, Paul Allodi. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Whiskey Brothers; 7 PM, Paul Allodi, Steve Roth, Nikki Alvarez (no cover). 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 3/15, 6 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Simple Plan, 15 Minutes Late (sold out); 11:30 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion, Dovetail Joint, Red Wanting Blue. Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Sound Tribe Sector 9. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Gaelic Storm, Railroad Earth. Tue 3/19, 7:30 PM, 2 Skinnee J's, Kill Hannah. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Wu-Tang Clan. Thu 3/21, 9 PM, Herbie Hancock with "Future 2 Future," New Deal. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Umphrey's McGee, Particle. Sat 3/23, 6:45 PM, NOFX, Mad Caddies, Frenzal Rhomb (sold out); 11:30 PM, Wu-Tang Clan. Sun 3/24, 6:45 PM, Dashboard Confessional, Anniversary, Ben Kweller, Legends of Rodeo (sold out). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Sam Savage. Sat 3/16, Libido Funk Circus. Sun 3/17, Dub Dis. Thu 3/21, Cedric Chaney. Fri 3/22, Steppers Set with Tenry Johns. Sat 3/23, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Sun 3/24, Yabba. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, M-80's. Sat 3/16, Afrodisiacs, Only Infinity. Sun 3/17, Tossers, the Lash (benefit for the Police Survivors' Fund). Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/22, Prodigals. Sat 3/23, Simmering, Javier Mendoza Band. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3330.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Sat 3/16, Treeline, Booda Velvets. Fri 3/22, Cryin' Souls, Brett Cain Band. Sat 3/23, Harmony Riley, Missile, Rockaway Cobra. 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. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Jesters, Seers Poncho. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, DJ Ray Fielder (no cover). Sun 3/17, 8:30 PM, "The Edge" comedy showcase with music by Donner Surprise Party. Tue 3/19, 8 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan, Jen Porter & others. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Yellow House, Ashley Rhodes (no cover). Thu 3/21, 9 PM, King Candy, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Vitamin M, Purr 54, Head Down. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Ingenious Whittler, Time Bomb Taxi, Pousto. Sun 3/24, 8 PM, Phistine Verona (no cover). 773-871-3757.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Rebirth Brass Band, Townhall. Sat 3/16, 10:30 PM, Rebirth Brass Band, Jive. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Catie Curtis, Laura Love. Thu 3/21, 9 PM, Saps, Big Hello, Big Breakfast. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Diverse, Free Basic, Long Shot, DJs Rude One, Doc West, Anomaly & Teebot. 773-404-9494.

MAXIM'S 24 E. Goethe: Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Audrey Morris & Joe Kregor perform Salute to the Great American Song. 312-742-1748.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/23, Gel. 630-941-7100.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/15, 7 PM, Cracker, Garrison Starr, Champale. Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Daniel Ash, Lennon; 11:30 PM, Lo-Fidelity Allstars. Sun 3/17, 8 PM, Great Big Sea (see Spot Check), Carbon Leaf. Mon 3/18, 7 PM, Phantom Planet, Sleeping at Last, Monovox. Tue 3/19, 8 PM, Indigo Girls (sold out). Thu 3/21, 7 PM, Le Tigre (see Critic's Choice), Tracy & the Plastics, Def Harmonic. Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Plaid, Nobukazu Takemura, Mira Calix, Bob & Ray_rod. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, "the Waltz" benefit for Heartland Alliance's Neon Street with Nicholas Tremulis Band, David Amram, Jimmy Chamberlain, Blondie Chaplin, Steve Earle, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Hogan, Sonny Landreth, Jon Langford, Ivan Neville, Ken Nordine, Graham Parker, Ronnie Spector, Shawn Christopher, Paris Delane, Michael Scott, John Stirrat & others. Sun 3/24, 6:30 PM, Dismemberment Plan, Death Cab for Cutie, Cex. 773-549-0203.

MIEI AMICI ESPRESSO CAFE 325 Main, Barrington: Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Evidence. 847-304-0700.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Matthew McBride. 847-259-9724.

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

MUSE CAFE 3422 Ridge, Lansing: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Mike O'Cull. 708-418-1550.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/15, Last Drag, Cased, Bouncing Balls. Sat 3/16, Frankenpony, Midwest Killaz. Sun 3/17, Wraith, Dripping Rictus. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 3/21, Freeform Sessions. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, Jenny Choi & the Third Shift, Cooksie. Sat 3/16, Verbow, Slugs. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Hillbillies From Space. Mon 3/18, 9 PM, Ross Golan. Fri 3/22, Long Shot, Organic Mind Unit, Free Basics, Speechwerks. Sat 2/23, Casolando, Karma Sutra. 847-869-0450.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Pissing Razors, December, Scar Culture, Smoke, Bunker Hill, Sprung. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Allette Brooks, Maria Hines Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 3/21 with Damien Fosse, Aaron Johnson). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Helen Stellar, American Cosmonaut, Murmur. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Snaggs, Zero to Nine, Firetrucs, Ebb-n-Flow. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Watchers, DJ Damon Locks, Drowsy Birds, DJ Velcro Lewis, Absorb. Fri 3/22, 10 PM, David Singer, Hushdrops, Simpletons. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Convulsions, Fenster. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 9 PM. Sun 3/24, Beatle Jam with Vince Welnick, Blue Floyd, and Jazz is Dead. 708-388-8881.

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. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, M.O.T.O., Secret People (no cover). 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, Tempered Faith. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Number One Son. Sat 3/16, Dugout, Crackpot. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 3/20, Outside In. Thu 3/21, Pam Staron. Fri 3/22, Dark Ritual, Swek. Sat 3/23, Creepy D. 773-486-9862.

PIAZZA M RISTORANTE 816 W. Erie: Music in the Galleria. Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron Galaxy 5. 312-421-0022.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 3/21, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/16, Joe Cantafio. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Jory Pearson. Sat 3/16, Matthew McBride. Fri 3/22, Dave Andersen. Sat 3/23, Kimi Hayes, Paula Marr. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15, 41 Rivers, Tuffets, Reagan National Crash Diet, Treason Brothers. Sat 3/16, Los Gatos Diablos. Sun 3/17, 10 PM, Lasso, Blackouts, O'Jesus. Tue 3/19, JJ's Paradise Players' Club, Velcro Lewis & His 100 Proof, Brought Low, Juzt Nutz. Wed 3/20, Jeff Rufo & Abandoned Silos, Leon Chance & the Long Shots. Thu 3/21, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Siva. Fri 3/22, Hamicks, Nerves, Means. Sat 3/23, Muchacha, Boris the Sprinkler, the Itch. Sun 3/24, Lozenge, Boris Hauf. 773-248-3093.

PUB 222 222 Main, St. Charles: Fri 3/15, 9:30 PM, Voodoo Kings. 630-584-4222.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/17, Paddy's Cure. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. 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.

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.

ROCK HOUSE Lake and New York, Aurora: Sat 3/16, 5 PM, Captain Cinch. 630-896-1031.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, Echosend, Trading Brains. 847-392-6446.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Ruben Waters Loves You. Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Goran. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Michael McDermott, Dan Darrah. Mon 3/18, 9 PM, Oneida, Plastic Crimewave & the Fake. Tue 3/19, 9 PM, Crooked Fingers, Nad Navillus, T. Griffin. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Brendan Benson, Box-o-Car, Mink Lungs (see Spot Check). Thu 3/21, 8 PM, Sarah Shannon, Julie Doiron (see Spot Check), Seldom, Rosie Thomas (see Spot Check). Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Silkworm, Mates of State, Swords Project. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/16, Peg 7. Sat 3/23, Sister Envy. 630-372-2900.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: Sun 3/24, 11:30 PM, Micronaut with Chris Randall & Miguel Turanzas. 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. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Presence, DJ Bix One, Amina, Cool Out Chris, Absolute Ikon, DJ Journey, Revanon. Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Peking Turtle, New Math. Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Adad, Mic Lutez, Skip Lava, Mild Sauce. Wed 3/20, "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 3/16, Insomnia. Sat 3/23, Rumor Has It. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/17, Ruben Waters Loves You. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. 773-296-9620.

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

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

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 3/15, Eric Howell, Carey Ott, Katie Todd. Sat 3/16, Dan Connolly, Fred Gillen Jr. Sun 3/17, Jim Loftus, G. Ningroy, Eli. Mondays, open mike. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by John Hasbrouck. Thu 3/21, Rob LaForte, Easily Amused. Sat 3/23, 7 and 10 PM, Stuart Davis. Sun 3/24, Django Haskins, Mostly John, Aziola Cry. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Pinch, Leroy Fix. Sat 3/16, Squids, Earshot. Sun 3/17, Pistol Whipped. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 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.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Anto & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/15, Turkies Dunn. Saturdays, open stage. Wed 3/20, Peter Cunningham. Thu 3/21, ESP. Fri 3/22, Genral Patton & His Privates. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, Weebles. Sat 3/16, Deloreans. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Damien Marley, Ghetto Youths Crew. Sat 3/16, Roots Vibration. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 3/20, Carl Brown. Thu 3/21, Zeleke, U&I. Fri 3/22, Universal Expression, RSB. Sat 3/23, Stagalag, Aswah Greggori. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Bill Quateman, Dan Fajerstein; 11 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 3/16, 6 PM, the Ally, Buddha's Belly; 10 PM, Freekbass, Starcandy. Tuesdays, Anne Harris. Wednesdays, Ralph Covert & friends. Thu 3/21, Mabel Mabel, John Fournier. Fri 3/22, Homunculus, Starcandy, Lazy Rocket. Sat 3/23, Mobile Chicken Party Unit, Smokestack. Sun 3/24, Garaj Mahal. 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. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. 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. Fri 3/15, DJ and vocalist Mea, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, acid house, and breakbeat. Sat 3/16, DJs Christopher Robin & John Jackson. Sundays, DJ Chester spins pop and alternative. Mondays, DJs spin synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini spins progressive house. Fri 3/22, Timo Maas, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, acid house, and breakbeat. Sat 3/23, DJ Nosmo, DJs Christopher Robin & John Jackson. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Sean Smith, Steve Melvage. Sat 3/16, DJ Derrick Wize, DJ Spin. Sundays, DJ Lil' John, DJ Derrick Wize. Mondays, DJs Brian G. & BJAK. Tuesdays, DJ Brian Borden. Wednesdays, DJs Brian G. & Frique. Thursdays, Hedonizm DJs spin. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Andre Harris. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 3/20, Tech Itch, MC Jakes, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, Synesthesia with live electro, techno, and IDM. 773-235-9100.

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

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

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. Wed 3/20, hard electronic live performance with Endith, Wraith. 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.

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. 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: Sun 3/17, 10 PM, "Big Up!" DJs spin with John Corbett, Jacob Ross & Fred Wells. Tue 3/19, 9:30 PM, DJ Kevin Drumm, Kim Hiorthoy (see Critic's Choice), Martin Horntveth (see Critic's Choice), DJ Joakim Haugland. 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: Thursdays, 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.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sat 3/16, 12:30 AM, DJ Michael Blaze spins progressive and trance. 773-227-4433.

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

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. Fri 3/15, David Waxman, DJs Johnny Chaos, Danny Boy & Jim Belanger. 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. 847-488-0320.

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

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

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Rob Kokot spins synth pop. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Wednesdays, Jeff Moyer spins electronic dance. Thursdays, Dave Roberts spins new wave. 773-528-2622.

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

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs DVS & Mix. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins funk, punk, rock, drum 'n' bass, and disco house late Fridays; DJ Form spins hip-hop and drum 'n' bass late Saturdays. 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. Thursdays, 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 3/15, Mijangos, Rick Garcia. 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 Sundays 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 3/16, Hernan Catteneo. Sundays, 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 3/21, 10 PM-4 AM, "Shattered Thursdays" with Freq Nasty, Casper, Dissolvent. 312-738-9971.

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 3/15, Miguel Migs, Lisa Shaw, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/16, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Josh Deep. Sun 3/17, DJ Brendan. Mon 3/18, DJ Mark Rae, Aim with Nikosol, 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 3/21, Dimitri From Paris, Darrell Woodson. Fri 3/22, Mr. Scruff, Chris Widman. Sat 3/23, Janel Roland, Shani. Sun 3/24, Micronaut with Chris Randall & Miguel Turanzas. 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 (Sat 3/23, midnight, "ink" with Xviara Snow, Regina Upright, Monique Moyet, Mona Monclair & Jus Jac). 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 3/24, Ambivert, Mike Rosey, Dave Z. 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. Fri 3/15, Dissolvent, Donnie Stash, Evan Totuz, Phantom 45, Snuggles & Slak, Focus, Ry-n, Lamebrane, Brandon S & Ciro, MC Stun. 312-266-2114.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sun 3/17, DJ Spinna, Hiroki & Anacron, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ALABAMA Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TERRY BREEN Free concert. Tue 3/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GREG BROWN, KAREN SAVOCA Sold out. Sat 3/23, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHULRUA Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

CLEARWATER CONNECTION Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

VASSAR CLEMENTS, ALISON BROWN QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Sat 3/16, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PAT DALY & THE SOUNDS OF GREEN Sun 3/17, 6 PM, Tara Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

DERVISH, KARAN CASEY Fri 3/15, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS, SEAN O'DONNELL perform at a Saint Patrick's Day dinner, with the Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing. Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 W. 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

FOREVER GREEN XXVII Saint Patrick's Day party and benefit hosted by the Young Irish Fellowship Club, with music by Black 47, Flood Brothers, Emerald Society Pipe Band, and the Trinity Irish Dancers. Fri 3/15, 6-10 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

CHRISTINE GAYLORD & JOE WADZ perform "The Ballad of Elsie Armstrong." Free admission. Sat 3/16, 10 AM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. 312-255-3700.

JACK GLADSTONE performs Native American music. Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 847-475-1030.

TIM GRIMM, MINNA BROMBERG, HOWARD KASPIN, KAREN MOONEY, KATHLEEN TAYLOR, JIM SIMONIS, BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

HALF DAY BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performances. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 6971 Grand, Gurnee. 847-249-1845.

JERRY HAUGHEY & THE RAMBLERS Sat 3/16, noon (at a Saint Patrick's Day luncheon in the Emerald Room), Sat 3/16, 7 PM (in the Tara Room), and Sun 3/17, 8:30 PM (in the Emerald Room), Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

LARKIN BROTHERS, TERRY MORAN Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

MICK MALOONEY'S IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE FEST Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MICK MOLONEY Free in-store performance and discussion. Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BRENDAN MORAN Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Tara Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN NAPERVILLE 8TH ANNUAL INDOOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL & FIDDLE CONTEST See Fairs & Festivals.

SEAN O'DONNELL performs with various Ceili and step dancing ensembles. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

RASCAL FLATTS, CHRIS CAGLE Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SIAMSA NA NGAEL Benefit for Old Saint Patrick's Church. Liam Lawton's Brigid of Kildare is performed by the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra and Old Saint Patrick's Choir, with Katie McMahon, Aiden Conway, Liz Knowles, John Williams, Roderick Dickson, and Dominic Trumfio. Sun 3/17, 7:30 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

SOLAS Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

VELVET GREEN Sun 3/17, 5 PM, Emerald Room, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Mr. Blotto, Tim O'Shea, Gerald Culhane. Sat 3/16, 1:30 PM, Daghda; 5 PM, Mulligan Stew; 8 PM, St. Bridget's Cross Irish Dancers & Bagpipers; 9 PM, Fitz & the Celts; midnight, Fonn Mhor. Sun 3/17, noon, Mulligan Stew; 4 PM, Daghda; 6 PM, Tim O'Shea Band; 8 PM, Irish dancers and bagpipers; 9 PM, Fitz & the Celts; 11 PM, Fonn Mhor. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Sat 3/16, 1-5 PM, Mulligan Stew. 312-642-6805.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Mon 3/18 and Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Mon 3/18, 8 PM, Whistle Pig Bluegrass Band & Beyond. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/16, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Lone Star State. Sun 3/17, Bosco & Jorge. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 3/15, 9:30 PM, Dalriada. Sat 3/16, 5 PM, Joe Monaghan; 10 PM, Pat Daly & the Sounds of Green. Sun 3/17, 2:30 PM, Joe McShane; 7 PM, Katie Sullivan. Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, John Dillon. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Salthill Mines. Sun 3/24, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Pat Daly & Sounds of Green. 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.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Sun 3/17, Old Blind Dogs. 847-706-1700.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Fri 3/15, noon, Cross Rogues. Sun 3/17, noon, Cross Rogues; 3 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, Small Potatoes; 8 PM, McTavish. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Saint Patrick's Day Festival takes place Fri 3/15 through Sun 3/17 on two stages. Fri 3/15, noon and 5 PM, Whitey O'Day. Sat 3/16, 12:30 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 2 PM, Molly & the Tinker; 10 PM, the Lash, Friends of Pete. Sun 3/17, noon, Molly & the Tinker; 1 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 2 PM, McTavish; 3:30 PM, Cross Rogues; 5:30 PM, Zen Celts; 6:30 PM, Seelie Court; 8 PM, Chicago Rovers. Sun 3/24, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Joe Bella performs "From the Delta to Dylan." 773-973-2233.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Dooley Brothers, Beatle Brothers, McNulty & Mayer School Dancers & others. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Hank Williams III, Danni Leigh (see Critic's Choice). Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Fred Eaglesmith, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/23, Curtis & Loretta. 630-393-1247.

FOX'S IRISH OAK LAWN PUB 9240 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn: Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-499-2233.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Sat 3/16, 4 PM, Anish, Christie Barry, Connor McCarthy, Gareth Woods, Cyral O'Donoghue, John Daily. Sun 3/17, 4 PM, Salthill Mines, Maud's Gone, Christie Barry. 773-472-5139.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Fitz & the Celts. Sat 3/16, 4 PM, Morgan; 9 PM, DJ Christy. Sun 3/17, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session; 8 PM, Gareth Woods. 773-883-0304.

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.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/15, Dublin City Ramblers. 773-248-3600.

JT COLLINS PUB 3358 N. Paulina: Sun 3/17, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band (no cover). 773-327-7467.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Sat 3/16, noon, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

KITTY O'SHEA'S Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan: Fri 3/15, 2 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 312-431-6913.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Bohola. Sun 3/17, 8 PM, Gan Bua. Mon 3/18, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare (no cover). Fri 3/22, 10 PM, Solas, Antje Duvekot. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Small Potatoes. 815-338-5164.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Whiskey Brothers. Sat 3/16, Paul McCue. Fri 3/22, Fast Eddie. 630-941-7100.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Sun 3/17, 8 PM, Switchback. 708-366-8073.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 3/15, 5:30 PM, Gareth Woods. Sat 3/16, 1 PM, John Williams & friends; 6 PM, Conleey Band. Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Ladies View; 2 PM, Irish session; 4:30 PM, Jolly Green Giants. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Terry Farmer. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S RESTAURANT & BAR 1528 N. Wells: Fri 3/15, 2 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 5 PM, Chicago Rovers; 10 PM, Dan Darrah Band; 12:30 AM, Shannon Rovers. Sat 3/16, 11 AM, Kieran O'Hare & Liz Knowles; noon, Chicago Rovers; 2:30 PM, Irish session; 3:30 PM, Anne Harris; 5 PM, Orphans; 7 PM, Shannon Rovers; 9:30 PM, Dyed in the Wool. Sun 3/17, 11 AM, Monty & Phyllis Adams; noon, Shannon Rovers; 2 PM, Chicago Rovers; 2:30 PM, Irish session; 5 PM, Jimmy Damon; 7 PM, Bohola. 312-787-3131.

PARKWAY TAVERN 748 W. Fullerton: Sat 3/16, 8:30 AM, breakfast buffet with Whitey O'Day. 773-327-8164.

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. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/19, 9 PM, Outlaw Family Band (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

SOUTHPORT CITY SALOON 2548 N. Southport: Sat 3/16, 7 PM, East of Erin. 773-975-6110.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 3/15, open mike. Fri 3/22, Mustard's Retreat. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Old Time Barn Dance with the Plank Road All-Volunteer String Band and caller Marianne Mohrhusen. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Christopher Williams, Andrew Kerr. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 3/16, 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.

LADY BIANCA DUO Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 3 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

KEITH SCOTT performs with comedian Frank Caliendo. Fri 3/22, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/15 and Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 312-642-6805.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/19, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/19, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Sat 3/16, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 3/17, Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. Mon 3/18, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/19, Marty Sammon Band. Wed 3/20, pro jam hosted by Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. Thu 3/21, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 3/17, noon, Eric Noden. Thu 3/21, 9 PM, Ruby Harris. Sun 3/24, 11:30 AM, Chris Walz. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/16, Sugar Blue. Tue 3/19, Keith Scott. 773-384-8600.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/15, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Sat 3/16, 6:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 10 PM, Bernard Allison, Vino Louden Blues Band. Sun 3/17, John Primer. Mon 3/18, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 3/19, Mem Shannon. Wed 3/20, Joe Moss Band. Thu 3/21, James Solberg. Fri 3/22, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Lady Bianca, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Felix the Cat. Sun 3/24, 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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/23, Keith Scott. 847-256-8870.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/22, Brother John. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Ronny & the Rockits with Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Thu 3/21 and Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Pete Special (Thu 3/21 with Ben Ruth). 773-743-5650.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Doug McDonald. 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 3/15, Bernard Allison. Sat 3/16, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 3/22, Anthony Gomes Band. Sat 3/23, Lonnie Brooks. 630-513-0074.

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

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/15, Vance Kelly. Sat 3/16, Nick Moss. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Matthew Skoller Band. 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.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/23, Ruby Harris. 773-878-3343.

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

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 3/16, Marie Bartolotta & Bob Longmire. 630-922-9821.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 3/16, Eric Noden. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 3/16, Zora Young. Fri 3/22, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 3/23, Howard Scott & the World 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 on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland, Calumet Park: Mon 3/18, 7 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band with Pamela Zachery. 708-385-3100.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, Sam Lay Band. Tue 3/19, 8:30 PM, Dan Kahn Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 3/23, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. 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 3/15, Chicago Playboys. Sat 3/16, Big G & the Real Deal. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Joanna Connor. Tue 3/19, Jimmy Burns. Wed 3/20, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thu 3/21, Dynatones. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Ronny & the Rockits with Dawn O'Keefe Williams. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Mon 3/18, Marty Sammon Band. Tue 3/19, Joanna Connor. Fri 3/22, Steppers Set with Tenry Johns. 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. 708-547-1456.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 3/15 and Fri 3/22, 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 3/15, Mem Shannon. Sat 3/16, A.C. Reed. 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 3/21, Matthew Skoller (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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 3/16, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. with Bobby "Top Hat" Davis. 773-989-4569.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 3/21 and Fri 3/22, 9 PM, Bluesmyth. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Tenry Johns Band. 630-446-4001.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/16, King Corey. Sat 3/23, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 3/19, 8:30 PM, Mississippi Heat. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/16, Katherine Davis Band. Wed 3/20, Billy Flynn Trio. Sat 3/23, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 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 3/15, Rhythm City. Sat 3/16, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Fri 3/22, Bea Brady Rock & Soul Revue. Sat 3/23, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. 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.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/15, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 3/15, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 3/16, John Primer with the Matthew Skoller Band. Sun 3/17, 11 AM, gospel brunch with Tommy McCracken; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 3/20, Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings. Thu 3/21, Roy Mack Route 66 Blues Tour. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Johnny Rawls. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 3/15, Sat 3/16, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 3/22, Pinetop Perkins. Sat 3/23, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Killer Ray & the WJ Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Sun 3/17 and Mon 3/18, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-723-0592.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/15, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 3/16, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith with the Jim Baby Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Steve Cushing & the Ice Cream Men. 773-772-6656.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MARK APPLEBAUM Free concert and lecture as part of the Electronic Music Midwest Festival. Wed 3/20, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5857.

TODD BOYCE Free in-store performance. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ZACH BROCK QUARTET Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Bloom School of Jazz, Suite 600, 218 S. Wabash Ave. 312-957-9300.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH KURT ELLING under the direction of Jeff Lindberg performs A Tribute to the Arranger: Nelson Riddle, Billy May & Quincy Jones. Sun 3/24, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

NICK COLIONNE performs at the annual Spring Jazz Showcase. Sat 3/23, 8:30 and 10 PM, Radisson Hotel, 75 W. Algonquin, Arlington Heights. 847-639-3333 or 847-338-8855.

JOHNNY FRIGO Free concert. Sat 3/16, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BORIS HAUF & ADAM SONDERBERG, TV POW Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

ISAAC HAYES WITH THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

BONEY JAMES Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JOSEPH JARMAN WITH TATSU AOKI, ROBBIE LYNN HUNSINGER & AVREEAYL RA Free concert. Mon 3/18, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DIANA KRALL Sold out. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

KEIKO MATSUI Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MAVERICK ENSEMBLE Electro-acoustic music concert with Mark Applebaum, Chih-Hsien Chien, Don Malone, Nicole Mitchell & William Jason Raynovich. Tue 3/19, 8 PM, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 312-666-4916.

YOKO NOGE & JAZZ ME BLUES Free concert. Tue 3/19, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND AND COMBOS under the direction of Daniel Farris. Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

TANYA REED Free concert. Wed 3/20, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

TROPICALE performs as part of Chicago WinterDance; free admission. Sun 3/24, 3 PM (with dance lessons at 2 PM), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-742-4007.

jazz

clubs

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

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Mon 3/18, 6 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming. 773-784-8616.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/15, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothan, Dan Delorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/16, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Art Davis Quintet. Sundays, 7 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 3/20, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 3/21, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 3/22, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Doug Hayes & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/23, 6 PM, Steve Sandner Quintet with Jasper Thilo & Ann Farholt; 9:30 PM, Art Davis Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Carlos Cannon. Sun 3/17 through Sat 3/23, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sun 3/24, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 3/20, Binford/Bruhnke Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 3/16, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 3/15, Jerry DeVivo Quartet. Thu 3/21, Juli Wood Trio. Sat 3/23, Gareth Best & Ross Bon. 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: Sat 3/16 and Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Segue. Sun 3/17, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman; 7 PM, McChamber Trio. 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 3/22, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 3/16, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 3/24, 2 PM, Nite Beats Trio. 773-743-5650.

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: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain (no cover). 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 3/20, Guillermo Gregorio with Jeff Parker & Fred Lonberg-Holm. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Elaine Dame. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thu 3/21, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 3/16, Trio du Jour. Sat 3/23, Don Saran Trio. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/24, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Quiet Storm with Ishma Durah & Nate Griffin. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Left Bank Playboys. 773-528-4033.

FOUNDRY Upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Thu 3/21, 7:30 PM, Ryan Cohan Duo. 630-978-2088.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 3/18, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizen Band. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/15, Alejandro/Chris Neal Quartet. Sat 3/16, Andy Meacham Quartet with Layni Katz. Thu 3/21, Rob Zettl Trio with Vince Clark. Fri 3/22, Taku Akiyama Quartet. Sat 3/23, Equinox 5 with Allison Belleville. 773-262-5767.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Roy Rubenstein's Chicago Hot Six. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/15, 10 PM, Detour. Sun 3/17, 8 PM, Russ Hunt Trio with Hinda Hoffman (no cover). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mambo Jazz. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/15, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 3/20, 9 PM, Neal Alger Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 3/22, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/24, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Lloyd Brodnax King & Mitch Paliga; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Sun 3/24, 5:30 PM, John Hollenbeck, Theo Bleckman; 8 PM, tribute to Light Henry Huff with Sound Therapy, Sherry Scott, Breath with Dee Alexander, Yosef Ben Israel & Avreeyal Ra, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Mwata Bowden, Ari Brown, Douglas Ewart & others. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/15, Martin Metzger Trio. Sat 3/16, Q-Blue. Thursdays, open mike with Soul People. 773-486-4093.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 3/17, David Boykin Expanse. 773-935-2118.

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 3/21, 7 PM, Marcus Jefferson Trio (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 3/15 through Sun 3/17, Buster Williams Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Tue 3/19 through Sun 3/24, Cyrus Chestnut Trio. 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.

JULIO'S Lakeview Plaza, 95 S. Rand, Lake Zurich: Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Tropicale. 847-438-3484.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/16, 9:30 PM, J. Wood/J. Goldman Quartet. Sun 3/17 and Sun 3/24, noon, Tim Green Trio. Wed 3/20, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Sundays, 5:30 PM, Scott Holman (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: Sun 3/24, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MASCK 730 Waukegan, Deerfield: Fri 3/22, 9:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. 847-236-1400.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Tue 3/19 and Thu 3/21, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame (no cover). Wed 3/20, 4:30 PM, Marshall Vente. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Tony Moore Trio. Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Wed 3/20, 7 PM, Ron Smith Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Ron Perillo Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, Dave Specter 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. Sun 3/17, Don Tisch Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 3/24, Jazz Avengers. 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 3/15, 6 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9 PM, Puzzle of Light. Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Brian Gephart Group. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 3/20, 8:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Thu 3/21, 8:30 PM, Los Hombre Perdidos. Fri 3/22, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Nicole Kestler Quartet. Sat 3/23, 9 PM, Typhanie Monique Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/15, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Sat 3/16, Redd Holt Trio, Katherine Davis Band. Tue 3/19, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 3/22, BMR4. Sat 3/23, Dave Gordon Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thu 3/21, Cameron Pfifner. 773-927-6073.

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

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. 847-329-0478.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 3/17, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

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

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.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 7 PM, Take Two. Saturdays, 7 PM, reggae/jazz saxophonist Byrd. Sundays, 6 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-486-7427.

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 3/15 and Sat 3/16, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions with Sar Abshalom Ben Shalomo. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 3/21, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Fri 3/22, Fred Anderson Quartet. Sat 3/23, Victoria Alexander Woodwind Co. 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

BEIJING WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE performs Towering Dragon, Soaring Tiger. Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 630-910-1551.

LOUISE FORESTIER, MATAPAT Free concert. Wed 3/20, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-663-0339.

ORQUESTA RUMBA Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-7827.

KARTIK SESHADRI Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

nternational

clubs

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 3/15, Banda Rika. 630-416-4898.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Hocchiku with Hiroyuki Kodama. 773-381-3042.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/15, 9 PM, Afro-Rican Ensemble. Sat 3/16, 9 PM, Chicago Samba. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Los Munequitos de Matanzas (see Critic's Choice). Wed 3/20, 8 PM, flamenco dancer Omayra Amaya performs with dancer Joaquin Encinias, guitarist Jose Valle Chuscales, vocalist Jess Montoya, and pianist and percussionist Gonzalo Grau in Casta. Sat 3/23, 10 PM, Mambo Express (preceded by cha-cha dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 3/23, 9:30 PM, Rembetika. 773-348-7592.

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. 773-481-2050.

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

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras; 10:30 PM, open mike. 773-545-7022.

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

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Walton, Elgar, Schoenberg, Webern). Sun 3/17, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

ATLANTIC CHAMBER PLAYERS (Weber, Crockett, Turina, Brahms). Wed 3/20, 7:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BASSANO QUINTET (Milhaud, Wolf, Rossini, Dvorak). Sat 3/23, 3 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

CARLOS BENDFELDT, DARLENE DREW, AND SVETLANA BELSKY guitar, flute, and piano (Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Sor, Dutilleux, Schubert, Liszt). Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, North Shore School for the Arts, 319 Park, Glencoe. 847-835-7777.

BARBARA BRUNS organ (Bruhns, Frescobaldi, Bach, Mendelssohn, Alain). Sat 3/16, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6655.

BURNHAM STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven). Sun 3/17, 4 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859.

KEN CHAN piano, in a free recital (Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin). Sun 3/17, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with soprano Patrice Michaels (Satie, Tailleferre, Poulenc, Milhaud, Auric). Sun 3/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA John Sherer, conductor, with violinist Henry Criz and soprano Betsy Hoats in a free concert (Bach, Mendelssohn, McKenna). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO CHORALE Bruce Tammen, conductor (Howells, Bach, Bruckner, Kreuz, Palestrina, Persichetti). Sun 3/24, 8 PM, First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn. 773-667-4571.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Crumb, Roussel, Faure). Tue 3/19, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Sun 3/24, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Alexander Platt conducts Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Thu 3/21 and Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Leonard Slatkin, conductor, with percussionist Evelyn Glennie (Gabrieli, Schwantner, Tchaikovsky). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Duain Wolfe and Keith Hampton, conductors, with violinist Charles Pikler and the South Shore Community Chorus (Mozart, Britten, Beethoven, Thompson, Bernstein, Faure, Handel). Free admission; tickets required. Mon 3/18, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Sat 3/16 and Sat 3/23, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE CONCERT CHOIR AND COMMUNITY SINGERS Thu 3/21, 2 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Thu 3/21, 2 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with pianist Theodora Satolia and soprano Maria Zouves (Theodorakis, Skalkottas). Sun 3/24, 4 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-346-9006.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY BAND Richard R. Fischer conducts a free concert (Jenkins, Camphouse, Grainger, Allen, Bennett, Anderson, Barker). Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY KAPELLE Charles B. Brown conducts a free concert (Brahms, Bruckner, Vaughan Williams, Durufle, Shaw, Pepping, Hogan). Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT COMPOSERS RECITAL Free admission. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Richard R. Fischer conducts a free concert (Bach, Shostakovich, Kabalevsky, Grainger, and others). Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CRASH ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Dennehy, Walshe, Gonneville, Frigon). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CUBE (Levinson, Misurell-Mitchell, Morehead). Wed 3/20, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 312-554-1177 or 773-244-5625.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Kaminskas conducts Smetana's The Bartered Bride. Fri 3/15 and Sat 3/16, 7:30 PM, and Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

LISA DOOB AND SETH WARNER cantors, perform "a variety of Jewish music." Sun 3/17, 4 PM, Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 Western, Olympia Fields. 708-748-6010.

DU PAGE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Mark Hengesh conducts a "mixed program" of classical and popular music. Tue 3/19, 7:30 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Stephanie Wu (Rachmaninoff, Bizet, Respighi). Sun 3/17, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with soprano Rose Guccione (Schubert, R. Strauss). Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR performs music of Mozart in a religious service. Sun 3/24, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FLUTES UNLIMITED Fri 3/22, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

ROLAND GLASSL viola, with pianist Shao-Yin Huang (Juon, Brahms, Arad, Milhaud, Paganini). Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ERNEST GROSS trumpet. Thu 3/21, 7 PM, Herrick Chapel, Judson College, 1151 N. State, Elgin. 847-695-2500, ext. 3300.

CHARLES HAWES, STANLEY DAVIS, DAVID FIVECOATE, DEBORAH KATZ KNOWLES, COLIN ANDERSON, MONTY ADAMS, AND EMILY DAVIS saxophones, clarinet, bassoon, and flutes, with others in a free concert (Mozart, Ibert, and others). Mon 3/18, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Cube performs music of Roscoe Mitchell, Malcolm Goldstein, and Bongani Ndodana. 312-362-9707 or 312-554-1133.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Steve Mazarowski. 773-486-4093.

BRENDA HUANG piano. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with violinist Hal Grossman (Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Vivaldi). Sat 3/16, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-481-7774.

AARON KRISTER JOHNSON piano (Schumann, Beethoven, D. Scarlatti). Sat 3/23, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. 773-294-1577.

ALEX KLEIN oboe, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wed 3/20, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKESIDE PRIDE CLARINET CHOIR Nathan Voges, conductor (Barber, Joplin, Massenet, Mozart, and others). Sat 3/16, 7 PM, Broadway United Methodist Church, 3344 N. Broadway. 773-381-6693.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with flutist Michele McGovern in a "family concert" (L. Mozart, Prokofiev, Bizet). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

DOUG LOFSTROM AND THE NEW QUARTET (Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Piazzolla, Lofstrom, and others). Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 3/16, 2 PM, Andrew Davis, conductor, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, tenor Paul Groves, and baritone Gerald Finley (Mozart, The Magic Flute). 312-332-2244.

MARTHA MASTERS guitar. Fri 3/22, 7:30 PM, Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park. 708-383-2612.

METROPOLIS YOUTH SYMPHONY Robert Ian Winstin, conductor. Fri 3/22 and Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

DAVID MULBURRY organ, in a free recital (Bach, Sowerby, Rheinberger). Fri 3/22, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Kenneth Slowik, conductor, with soprano Ann Monoyios and violinist Elliott Golub (Marais, Campra, Leclair, Rameau). Thu 3/21, 8 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. Fri 3/22, 8 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS with the Ars Viva Orchestra and vocal soloists (Bach, Mass in B minor). Sat 3/16, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Eric Garcia, conductor, with clarinetist Jacob Daneman in a free concert (Mozart, Handel, R. Strauss, traditional). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Haydn, Mozart). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor (Mozart, Dvorak, Martinu, Smetana). Sun 3/24, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST INDIANA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kirk Muspratt, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Tchaikovsky, Torke). Thu 3/21, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with cellist Donald Moline and violinist Cornelius Chiu (Massenet, Chausson, Saint-Saens, Gounod). Sun 3/17, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Holst, Hindemith, Stucky, Bernstein). Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-491-5441.

NOVA PIANO QUARTET (Mozart, Martin, Brahms). Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ORIANA SINGERS in a free concert. Sat 3/16, 1 PM, Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark. 312-744-0156.

ORION ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Martin, Berry, Berkey). Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wed 3/20, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 630-628-9591.

JANICE PANTAZELOS mezzo-soprano, with pianist Stephen Hargreaves (Bizet, Wagner, Donizetti, Granados, Menotti, Verdi, Rossini, Saint-Saens). Sun 3/17, 3 PM, Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-764-5022 or 866-468-3401.

MARY PAYNE, JAQUELYN GILL, ELAYNA ROGALEN SWEARINGEN, AND BARBARA GEIS clarinets, soprano, and piano (Saint-Saens, Brahms, Weber, Schoker). Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/16 and Sat 3/23, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RENAISSANCE FLORA AND FAUNA "Costumed singers and instrumentalists" perform Renaissance music. Sun 3/17, 4 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 773-442-4636.

RUGERI TRIO (Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn). Fri 3/15, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

DESIREE RUHSTRAT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, CHRISTOPHER HILLS, ASHU KEJARIWAL, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, and piano, perform music of Stacy Garrop. Sun 3/17, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY MUSIC STUDENTS in an honors recital. Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

THE SECOND CITY MUSICK and others in a concert of viola da gamba music (Byrd, Gibbons, Lawes, Locke, Purcell, and others). Sun 3/24, 4 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 773-764-4342.

ARUNA SERBANESCU AND MICHAEL WILSON soprano and piano, in a free recital (Handel, Mozart, Frank, Stradella, Serbanescu). Sat 3/23, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-987-1196.

PETER SERKIN piano (Schoenberg, Beethoven). Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RITA SIMO presents music of Chicago composer Florence Price in a free lecture-concert. Sat 3/23, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

SOLOMIA SOROKA AND ARTHUR GREENE violin and piano (Beethoven, Sonevytsky, Skoryk). Sun 3/17, 2 PM, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago. 773-227-5522.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the Trinity Christian College Choir (Pergolesi, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Borodin). Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Dr., Palos Heights. 708-802-0686.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor (Mahler, Symphony no. 6). Sun 3/17, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with pianist John Browning (Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Webern, Barber). Sun 3/24, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

URBAN BAROQUE (Pergolesi, Corelli, and others). Fri 3/15, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

VOCE FEMMINA performs music of women composers. Thu 3/21, 7 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

THOMAS WEISFLOG organ, with narrator Kenneth Norcott (Dupre, Le chemin de la croix). Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

WESTMINSTER CHOIR Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor (Verdi, Poulenc, Messiaen, Brahms, Schoenberg, Britten, Barber, Menotti, Custer, Ives, traditional). Fri 3/22, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 231.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Sat 3/23, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

MEMBERS OF THE YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM OF CHICAGO OPERA THEATER in a free recital. Mon 3/18, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

fairs & festivals

BALKANSKE IGRE 37TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING FESTIVAL features "traditional music and dance of the Balkans and Eastern Europe." International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th: Fri 3/22, 8 PM, "mini-workshop and party." Sat 3/23, 9 AM-5 PM, dance and music workshops; 7:30 PM and 9 PM, Balkanci, Izgrev, Kolorit, Sladok Son & others. Sun 3/24, 9 AM-5 PM, dance and music workshops. 773-324-1247.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN NAPERVILLE 8TH ANNUAL INDOOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL & FIDDLE CONTEST Holiday Inn Select, 1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville: Fri 3/22, 7 PM, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lynwood Lunsford & the Misty Valley Boys, Tommy Brown & County Line, Nob Hill Boys, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Sat 3/23, 10:30 AM and 1 and 7 PM, Jim & Jesse, Mountain Heart, Special Consensus, Northwest Territory, Art Stevenson & High Water. Sun 3/24, 1 PM, Art Stevenson & High Water, fiddle contest. Festival also includes music & dance workshops & open jams. 630-505-4900.

miscellaneous

MARK APPLEBAUM Free concert and lecture as part of the Electronic Music Midwest Festival. Wed 3/20, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5857.

ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS Children's concert. Fri 3/15, 7 PM, and Sun 3/17, 1 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Free concert. Wed 3/20, 2 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

KATHLEEN GIBSON Children's concerts. Fri 3/15, 10:30 AM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Sat 3/23, 7:30 PM, Hocchiku with Hiroyuki Kodama. 773-381-3042.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sun 3/24, 3 PM, Cube performs music of Roscoe Mitchell, Malcolm Goldstein & Bongani Ndodana. 312-362-9707 or 312-554-1133.

JACKSON HEIGHTS COBRA SINGERS Free concert. Fri 3/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

DAN LEMONNIER Children's concert entitled "Tales of Mother Goose." Sat 3/23, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

NEW ULM HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Fri 3/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PONG UNIT ONE performs at the Uptown Poetry Slam hosted by Marc Smith. Fri 3/15, 7:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

RED STAR RED ARMY CHORUS AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Sat 3/16, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

REGINA DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, JAZZ CHOIR, CHAMBER SINGERS, REGINA SINGERS & CHORALE under the direction of David Hiett perform at the 44th annual spring benefit concert. Sun 3/24, 7 PM, O'Shaughnessy Theatre, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust, Wilmette. 847-256-7660.

PATRICIA SEBASTIAN Children's concert entitled "Women & Girls in Song." Thu 3/21, 3 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Fri 3/15, Mather High School Orchestra. Mon 3/18, United South Central High School Choir. Tue 3/19, Gospel Joy with Rev. Leonard Barr & friends. Thu 3/21, Curie High School Choir. Fri 3/22, Hinton High School Community Band. 312-346-3278.

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