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ANNE-MARIE AKIN with Laura Doherty, Danny Shaffer, Mitch Straeffer, Lenny Marsh, Colby Maddox & Catarina Van Epps. Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BALDWIN BROTHERS Free in-store performance. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

BELLE & SEBASTIAN Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-559-1212.

LYNN BREEDLOVE & NOMY LAMM Performance and reading from Breedlove's novel Godspeed; free admission. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

HARRY CONNICK JR. Wed 5/8 and Thu 5/9 (Wed 5/8 sold out), 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

COWBOY JUNKIES, JENNIE STEARNS 18 & over show. Fri 5/10, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DENNIS DEYOUNG performs the music of Styx with an orchestra and rock band, with the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

DOLLY VARDEN, CHRIS MILLS Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ENCORE BROADWAY with Beth Gilman, Mark Pence, Karen Rahn, and pianist Tom Silvak with the Dominican University Center Stage Show Choir. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

MIKE ERRICO Free concert. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Brune Patio, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3230.

FOR STARS Free in-store performance. Fri 5/3, 5:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

GARBAGE, ABANDONED POOLS Sold out. Thu 5/9, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

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

STEVE KOUBA performs keyboards and guitar as part of Frump Tucker Theatre Company's performance of Trust. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 PM, and Saturdays, 5:30 and 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

LIFE IS . . . Benefit for Suzanne Petri & Robert Breuler, American Red Cross, Police Chaplain's Ministry, Chicago Fire Department Widows and Orphans Fund, and Edgewater Covenant Church, with Lois Smith, Dawn Bach, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, Alexandra Billings, Kari Howard, Michael McAssey, Bob Moreen, Lonie Walker, Joan Curto, Elizabeth Doyle, Pamela Sue Fox, Claudia Hommel, Daryl Nitz, Pat Rusk, George Howe, Chuck Larkin & others. Mon 5/6, 7 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

LOCAL H, CHEVELLE, BURNING BRIDES All-ages show. Sat 5/4, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

SUZANNA MALLOW Mon 5/6, 7 PM, the House, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb. 815-748-2880.

JAY MATHES Free in-store performance. Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

MAZE WITH FRANKIE BEVERLY, JOE Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

BOBBY McFERRIN & THE CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

BEN MILLER & DEGENERATION, TODD DILLS perform at "Movieside 10," a screening of films and videos. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Chicago Filmmakers, 1543 W. Division. 773-293-1447.

PETER MURPHY, MICHAEL J. SHEEHY 18 & over show. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MATT NEUROTH & DAVE MENDEZ Free concert. Fri 5/3, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

O.A.R. Free in-store performance. Wed 5/8, 7 PM, Crow's Nest Music, 1157 W. Fullerton. 773-935-9196.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performances. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PILLAR, ROD LAVER, EAST WEST, EARTHSUIT, BENJAMIN'S GATE Sat 5/11, 6 PM, Cornerstone Church, 855 W 5000 N, Bourbonnais. 630-833-3733.

REARVIEW MIRROR Free concert. Tue 5/7, 12:30 PM, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6245.

ANDRINA SINGER Free concert. Sun 5/5, 1:30 PM, Lake County Discovery Museum, Lakewood Forest Preserve, 27277 Forest Preserve Dr., Wauconda. 847-223-0093.

SUPERSUCKERS See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Sat 5/4, 3 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

DAVID SYLVIAN See Spot Check. Thu 5/9, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CAROL WEHNER Free concert. Tue 5/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WHO'S THAT GIRL? Female impersonators perform at a benefit for Howard Brown Health Center. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-388-8997.

MICHAEL ZERANG, PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE & THE FAKE, GRIMBLE GRUMBLE perform sound tracks to silent films. Wed 5/8, 9:30 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8574.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Natural History, Nerves, French Kicks (see Spot Check). Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Waxwings (see Critic's Choice), Hentchmen, Light FM. Sun 5/5, 8 PM, Cliff Erickson. Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Quasar Wut-Wut, Everybody Uh-Oh, Celestial Static. Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner, Mary Janes, Myshkin's Ruby Warblers, Miga. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Honeybees, BellFuries, Hi-fi & the Roadburners, Torturing Elvis. Sun 5/12, 9 PM, Dave Davies, Slugs. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Guitarman Dave. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Mpulse spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. Mon 5/6, 9 PM, Halfway Jane. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Ed Vantage. Thu 5/9, 9:30 PM, Aunt Janet. 773-348-5100.

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.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Street Corner Blue. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike with Paul Allodi. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Kevin Purcell. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Ether Frolics, Leon Chance & the Long Shots, Vertonen, Que Verde, Jeff Rufo & the Abandoned Silos. Sat 5/4, Cornmeal, Sweet Potato Project, Mathie. Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Yellow House, Chrome. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, the Shiv, Eric Mahle. Wed 5/8, Punching Grey, John Brown Battery, High Ball. Thu 5/9, Snow Globe, Cruelest Aprils. Fri 5/10, Returnables, Muchacha, Matics, Sugar Jets. Sat 5/11, Rudy Ray Moore with the Sol Reys, Bric-a-Brac. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Margie Stroud. 312-787-1300.

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 5/3, 10 PM, Rattlebox. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Dave Tamkin Band. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/3, 1000 Vertical Ft. Sat 5/4, Greyhounds. Sun 5/5, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night" with Terrapin Flyer. Thu 5/9 and Fri 5/10, Global Funk Council (Fri 5/10 with Smokestack). Sat 5/11, Patty Elvis. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Still, Swank. Sat 5/4, Entrinzic. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 5/10, Transmission. Sat 5/11, R.U.R. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 5/3, Guitarman Dave. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/10, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-550-1127.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Damn Hoovers. 847-541-2500.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Expatriates, Dutchmen. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Wild Ones. Wed 5/8, Gin Palace Jesters. Fri 5/10, Torturing Elvis. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike for poets and musicians. 773-743-5650.

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs "El Prieto," Alex Perez, Fantazma & Sombra spin Saturdays after 9 PM; live Latin rock bands in the Dirty Worm Room at 11 PM. Sat 5/4, Profecia. Sat 5/11, Descarga. 773-489-9600.

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

COSI 116 S. Michigan: Fri 5/3, 6:30 PM, 3rd Floor Perspective. 773-667-2134.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/3, Domestic Problems. Sat 5/4, Super Deluxe, Rudder Head Lounge. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Sat 5/11, Fonnmohr. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/4, Out of Control. Sat 5/11, Intrigue. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Maggie Speaks, Bryter. Sat 5/4, 10:30 PM, Quantum Leep, Frawd. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Toys. Sat 5/11, 10:30 PM, Sweettarts. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/3, Generations. Sat 5/4, Mike & Joe. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/10, Then Again. 847-541-4700.

CUCINA BELLA 1612 N. Sedgwick: Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. 312-274-1119.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Lisa Menninger; 10:30 PM, David Balsi, Jeanne Croft, Matt Davis, Patty Morabito, and Dan Stetzel (tribute to Leonard Cohen). Sat 5/4, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Lisa Menninger. Mon 5/6, 8 PM, Matthew Kurns. Wed 5/8 through Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Sat 5/11, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Cory Jamison (tribute to the Singers of the Stan Kenton Orchestra: Anita O'Day, June Christy, and Chris O'Connor). In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blendermann. 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 5/5, Sol Reys, DJs Mark & Pete. Mon 5/6, DJs Jacko & Lili spin punk. Tue 5/7, DJ Scot Stiglich spins metal. Wed 5/8, DJs Jayson & Keith spin country & western. Thu 5/9, DJ John Almonte spins Dogtown and Z-Boys. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Dovetail Joint, Million Yen, Digs. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Echobrain, Helio Sequence. Tue 5/7, 8:30 PM, Blues Monks, Trading Brains, Powerknobs, Dremana. Wed 5/8, 9 PM, Phenoms, Leroy Fix, Holy Ghosts. Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Meringue, LAX, Andrew Morgan. Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers, VHS or Beta, La Makita Soma. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Pepper's Ghost, Katie Todd Band; Simmering (late set). 773-489-3160.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: Wednesdays, 11 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 5/3, D'Zyre. Sat 5/4, Sofa King. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/10, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 5/11, Insomnia. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Vendima, La Jaula, Descarga. Fri 5/10, Terata. 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 5/3, Friends of Pete. Sat 5/4, Maggie Speaks. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 5/10, Rubber, Othercide. Sat 5/11, Tempest, Caliban. 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/4, the Nod. Sat 5/11, Hungries. 773-878-3343.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/3, Segway, Fin, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Jimmy Atto. Sat 5/4, Ambience, DJs Primeridian, Moe, Kico & Emo. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 5/7, Dreaming Tree, Sage, Cellar. Wed 5/8, Mike One with Cru L.I.F.E. & DJ Spin. Thu 5/9, MVP, Somewhere in Between. Fri 5/10, Jujubees, Serilian, Red Elephant, Utah Carol. Sat 5/11, Three Card Guts, Dimebox, Halfway Jane. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/3, Mr. Hand. Sat 5/4, Chrome. Fri 5/10, Dave Dunne. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/3, 9:30 PM, Antipop Consortium (see Critic's Choice), Diverse, DJ Old Man Malcolm. Sat 5/4, 9:30 PM, DJ Lori Barbero, Chicago Kings, Service Anxiety, the Rope (benefit for Michele Mahoney's film "The Undergrad." Mon 5/6, 9:30 PM, Kilowatthours, Redline, Schatzi. Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Ribbon Effect, DJ Bob, Pulseprogramming. Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Damo Suzuki, Cul de Sac, Defender. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Bright Eyes, Good Life, Mayday. Sun 5/12, 9 PM, Kevin Blechdom, Sole, Passage, Restiform Bodies. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/11, Amy Luetgert. Sat 5/4, Randy Amundsen. Fri 5/10, Tom Van Dorn. 630-435-5288.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fri 5/3, Cammi's NRG. Sat 5/4, Kato & the Houseboys. Wed 5/8, James Wold. Thu 5/9, My 2 Sons. Fri 5/10, Tom Carey Band. 847-593-2200.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 5/4, 7:30 PM, Rick Alaska & Co. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Wandering Endorphin. 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. Thursdays, 8 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Sat 5/4, 6 PM, Mushuganas, Tiltwheel, Timversion; 10 PM, Wolf Eyes, Viki, Mammal. Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Vitamin X, Total Fury, Amdi Petersen's Arme, Def Choice, Reaccion. Mon 5/6, 7 PM, Gloria Record, L'Spaerow, Midlake, Billymusic. Wed 5/8, 7 PM, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Your Enemy's Friends. Thu 5/9, 8 PM, Tiara, Starlister. Fri 5/10, 6 PM, Tone Deaf George, Close Enough, Plain White T's; 10 PM, Lozenge, Neon Hunk, Lotus. Sat 5/11, 5 PM, Sole, Passage, Restiform Bodies, Kevin Blechdom; 10 PM, Thrones, Orthrelm, Coachwhips, Numbers. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Callaghan, GC5, Bump 'n' Uglies, Tankaray, Once a Hero. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 5/4, 10 PM, NRBQ. Tue 5/7, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Bruce Lash. Wed 5/8, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Tina Jenkins-Crawley, Christine Sala, Frank Liptrot, and Victoria Brady. Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Lonesome Bob (see Spot Check), Jay Bennett & Edward Burch, Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Joe Bigsley; 9 PM, Bamboo Grove. 847-821-1234.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/3, Kimi Hayes Band. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/10, Lazy Maybes. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Mondays, 8 PM, DJ Chris spins punk rock. 773-248-3330.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/3, Richie Demichael & friends. Sat 5/4, Psychodeli. Fri 5/10, Lone Assassins, Naomi Ashley & County Fair. Sat 5/11, Surf Zombies. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael McAssey. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Lynn Breedlove reading from her novel Godspeed with Nomy Lamm, Jen Porter. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 5/8, 9:30 PM, Suzanna Mallow, Summer Chance (benefit for Lesbian Community Cancer Project). Thu 5/9, 9:30 PM, Little Roach, Aki. 773-871-4210.

GLENVIEW HOUSE 1843 Glenview, Glenview: Thu 5/9, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 847-724-7999.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Fly Williams. 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 5/3, Painscale, Walking Man. Sat 5/4, Pop Fly, Dayna Malow. Sun 5/5, Life in General. Thu 5/9, Ian Crocket, Smushies. Fri 5/10, Rollover, E-Mics. Sat 5/11, Oh My God, Absinthe Blind. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/10, Guilty. 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. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, and Sun 5/12, 8 PM, David Gans. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Euphone. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Rebecca Gates; 12:30 AM, DJ Rudy Day. Mon 5/6, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Wed 5/8, 9 PM, Bric-a-Brac, John S. Connors & others (vintage and rare television clips will be shown). Thu 5/9, 9:30 PM, Family Haircut, Alphabet, Marc Benning. Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Pinebender, Calliope, Taking Pictures. Sat 5/11, 8 and 10:30 PM, Burlesque Tartare; 12:30 AM, DJ Don. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Thu 5/9, Maggie Speaks. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/3, Pat McCurdy. Wed 5/8, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Martin Gillogy. Thu 5/9, Mother's Little Helper. Sat 5/11, Punsapaya, Groovatron, Jaked. 773-929-0944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wed 5/8, 8 PM, Michael Columbia, Random Touch. 312-362-9707.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Maya. 773-486-4093.

HOULIHAN'S 56 Oakbrook Shopping Center, Oak Brook: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Paul McKinney Band. Thu 5/9, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wed 5/8, Dave Andersen. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wed 5/8, Jon Gram. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, KC & the Sunshine Band, DJ Uncle Milty. Sat 5/4, 6:30 PM, Supersuckers (see Spot Check), Jesse Dayton; 11:30 PM, Ekoostik Hookah, 56 Hope Road. Sun 5/5, 9 PM, Carlos Ponce. Mon 5/6, 6:30 PM, Kittie (see Spot Check), Flaw, Skinlab, My Ruin. Tue 5/7, 6:30 PM, Abandoned Pools, Simple Plan, Sleeping at Last. Wed 5/8, 8:30 PM, Motorhead (see Spot Check), Morbid Angel, Speedealer, Today is the Day. Thu 5/9, 7:30 PM, Dishwalla, Rubyhorse. Fri 5/10, 9 PM and 1:15 AM, Musiq, Cee-Lo. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Down. Sun 5/12, 6:30 PM, Slitheryn, Red River, Colonel Stem, Crash Poet. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Reggie McCants. Sat 5/4, 3 Piece. Sun 5/5, Dub Flex. Mondays, open mike. Thu 5/9, Craig Mack, with host Charlie Baltimore. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Zeleke; 9 PM, Joe. 312-266-2400.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Butterfly McQueen. Sun 5/5, 1 PM, Catfight, Maggie Speaks. 773-327-4646.

JD MUGGS 437 S. Addison Rd., Addison: Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 630-833-2570.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/3, Dan Darrah Band, Seven Day Run, Karma Tease. Sat 5/4, Hairbangers' Ball. Thursdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 5/10, Mr. Blotto. Sat 5/11, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

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

KING SOLOMON'S MINES 1207 W. 63rd: Sat 5/11, 8:30 PM, Soul's Expo open mike for music, poetry, and comedy. 773-925-5489.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Wish, the Ghost, Prosperity Wallet. Sat 5/4, Hungry Hungry Honchos (benefit for the Gus Foundation). Thu 5/9, the District. Fri 5/10, Underwater People, Daniel James Band. Sat 5/11, New Math, Trio Logic. 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. Mondays, Mike O'Connell. Tuesdays, Rich Gonshak, Todd Harper, Victor Mariano. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike, DJ JSJ. 773-665-1110.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Powervibe, Rebel Without Applause, Domestic Godzilla. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Hysterics, Pound of Flesh, All Systems Halt. Sun 5/5, 9 PM, WHT (no cover). Tue 5/7, 8 PM, Uncle Brad, Convulsions (no cover). Wed 5/8, 9 PM, Mark Maxwell, Broken Finger (no cover). Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Joan Anderson, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Olupus, Disposable Pets. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Nineveh, Hundo. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors with Jen Durkin, Funktelligence. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Dan Bern, Anne Heaton, Bob Hillman. Mon 5/6, 8 PM, Peter Green Splinter Group, Lurrie Bell. Tue 5/7, 10 PM, Glenn Tilbrook (see Spot Check), Steve Poltz. Wed 5/8, 8 PM, Stone, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 5/9, 9 PM, ODDE, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Raingods. Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Verbow, Tallulah, Nora O'Connor. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Giant Step, Clarks, Starch Martins. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/3, 6:30 PM, Cranes, For Stars; 11 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (see Spot Check), Steepwater Band. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Tiger Army. Sun 5/5, 6:30 PM, Tracer, Turner Joy, American Cosmonaut, Morris Minors. Tue 5/7, 7 PM, Jack Johnson (sold out). Wed 5/8, 9 PM, Guided by Voices, My Morning Jacket. Thu 5/9, 10 PM, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (see Critic's Choice), Liars. Fri 5/10, 6:30 PM, Queers, Independents, Eyeliners, Methadones. Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Adema (sold out); 11 PM, Sloan, Audio Learning Center. Sun 5/12, 6:30 PM, River City High, Student Rick, Lefty, Starstruck. 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Frank & Dave. Fri 5/10, Guitarman Dave. 312-655-0600.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Amy Kelly Band. 630-446-4001.

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

MRS. P & ME 100 E. Prospect, Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/11, Paul Allodi & the A.C.E. All-Stars. 847-259-9724.

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

MORGANA'S 18700 Old LaGrange, Mokena: Restaurant and lounge. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Cat Sass. 708-478-8560.

MULLEN'S 3527 N. Clark: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 773-325-2319.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Son of John Doe, Void Where Prohibited, Death Explode. Sat 5/4, Shooting Blanks, Par 5, Rat Bag Hero, Sometimes Seven. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. Thu 5/9, One Million Monkeys, Bicycle Bay. 773-486-7774.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/3, Erick Rudiak, Cory Hance, Jeff Vezain, Ingrid Graudins, R.D. Roth, Scott Free, Stephanie Clarke, Laura Caragher & Liska Swastrom, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. Sat 5/4, Molly, NYC Smoke, John Washburn. Mon 5/6, 9 PM, Family of Souls, C.D.O. Tue 5/7, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Vertigo. Fri 5/10, Strain Busy Sky, Pepper's Ghost. Sat 5/11, Global Funk Council, Seven Day Run, Peter Andreadis. 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 5/9 with Suzanna Mallow, Alix Olson). 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Carbon 4, Sono, Alphabet. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Premium, Blackmaker, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Elvi. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 5/8, 10 PM, Three Dollar Bill, the Motion, Paperbacks. Fri 5/10, 10 PM, Bicycle Tricycle, Kim, Pistol Whipped. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, American Motherload, Bunker Hill, Blown. Sat 5/4, Dem*Agin, Gaskit. Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Downbreed, Chapter Seven, Solstice, Simple Something, Figure H8. 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, I Decline, Lucious Warbaby, Moneyshot. 708-293-1837.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome (no cover). 630-782-9091.

PALAGGI'S RISTORANTE ITALIANO 10 W. Hubbard: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Nan Mason. Saturdays, Erin McDougald. 312-527-1010.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/3, DJ Gold "D." Sat 5/4, Mauro Frosio & the Funky Night. Sun 5/5, Trapeze Unit. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 5/8, Filament Circus Sound, Pre Pop Post. Thu 5/9, Cudahys. Fri 5/10, Downwinders. Sat 5/11, Red Sentence, Rot Gut. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thu 5/9, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/10, Moods. 815-477-0340.

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY'S 1850 Waukegan, Glenview: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/4, Triple Threat. 847-486-1007.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/4, Paul Allodi. Sat 5/11, Arthur Lee. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Jon Gram. Sat 5/4, Mighty Joe. Fri 5/10, Steve Roth & Sean Albrecht. Sat 5/11, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Mashers, Methadones, Lynyrd's Innards. Sat 5/4, Zero to Nine, the Girls, Omegamen, 10 Words for Snow. Sun 5/5, 10 PM, Ol' Yeller, Josh Wiese. Tue 5/7, Scrimmage Heroes, Monster Trux, Vacation Bible School. Wed 5/8, Bible of the Devil, Redneck Exorcist, Totimoshi, Ayndrone. Fri 5/10, Fast Product, Switchblade Romance. Sat 5/11, Check Engine, 31 Knots, Beeline. Sun 5/12, 10 PM, the Actual. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. Sat 5/11, Mama's Dirty Secret. 773-927-6073.

Q NIGHTLIFE 358 W. Ontario: Sundays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Miss Kimm. 312-409-7772.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/4, Polkaholics. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. 773-276-9730.

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.

RAM RESTAURANT & BREWERY 700 Milwaukee, Wheeling: No cover. Fri 5/10, 6 PM, Paul Allodi. 847-520-1222.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Alton Rex with Chris Beirne. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Thu 5/9, 10 PM, Dae. 708-423-1188.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Mondays, 8 PM, Underground Motions with Khaaliq, X-Ray & Shawn. Tuesdays, Quarter Ounce & D.O.A. Wednesdays, DJ Boobe, DJ Roc, DJ Silk. Thursdays, Knomadz with DJ 3rd Rail. 312-733-6577.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Joe Pernice, Jaime Woods; 10:30 PM, Edith Frost, Central Falls. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Oskar Saville & friends with Jaime Babbitt. Mon 5/6, 8 PM, Owen with Mike Kinsella, Rabbit Rabbit, Runner, Bleep. Tue 5/7, 9 PM, Mediaeval Baebes. Wed 5/8, 8 PM, Jump Little Children, Rachel Yamagata. Thu 5/9, 8 PM, John Kimler, Lonesome Bob (see Spot Check), Red Star Belgrade, Tommy Womack. Fri 5/10, 5:30 PM, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Organ Wolf; 10:30 PM, Lyla Stone, Wish List, Lindsie Reitz. Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Rose Polenzani, Jeffrey Foucault; 10:30 PM, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Chuck Prophet. Sun 5/12, 6:30 PM, Chris Trapper, Julie Korman; 9 PM, Kristin Shout, Dorian Taj. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/4, Terata. Sat 5/11, Peg 7. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-337-7900.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Mr. Meyers. Sat 5/4, Traffic Jam. 847-991-2150.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 5/9, 3:30 PM, Joe Cantafio. 312-441-9334.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 5/5, Jeff Parker, Azita & Jason Ajemian, DJ Josh Abrams, Ambivert. 773-252-9700.

STREGA NONA 3747 N. Southport: Italian restaurant. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Bob Burger-Zellinger (Frank Sinatra tribute), DJ Tito Renghini spins R&B. 773-244-0990.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room. Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Adam Wyle, Otherside. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Unsignedartist.net. Tue 5/7, 7:30 PM, "Chick Singer Night" with Amy Kaye, Beki Hemingway, Rebecca Esformes & Calre Burson. Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Madahari, Elephant's Best Friend, Blue Island Tribe. Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Holding Mercury, Air This Side of Caution, Synge. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/3, Five Guys Named Moe. Fri 5/10, Suspect. Sat 5/11, Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band). 630-495-1171.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Fri 5/3, 8 PM, C-1-2 performs at a book-release party for The Hip Hop Generation. 773-227-6117.

TIME OUT WEST 1130 Lake, Hanover Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Spinshine. 630-213-1006.

TINY LOUNGE 1814 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, Nicholas Barron. 773-296-9620.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Rock Bottom. 773-472-4405.

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

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Sexual Chocolate. 773-784-6000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sat 5/4, Stone, Jason Blake Band. Sun 5/5, Aerin Tedesco, Libby Reed, Jim Marlowe. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Sun 5/12, Dylan Rice, Joe Rathbone, Jason Blake Band. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Stigma Doll, Life Without. Sat 5/4, Powderhouse, Megaphone Kroners. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. Fri 5/10, Rosedales, Aldermen, Last Caress. Sat 5/11, Smythe, FOS, Drag County. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Mondays, 2 AM, Steve Kouba. Thursdays, 8 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. Saturdays, open mike. Fri 5/10, Genral Patton & His Privates. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/3, Starcandy, DJ Easy Go. Sat 5/4, Freekbass, DJ Easy Go. Tue 5/7, Mark Anderson Band. Wed 5/8, Groovatron. Thu 5/9, Willie Waldman Project with Vinny Amico & Chuck Garvy, Tony Franklin & Clint Waggner. Fri 5/10, Polkaholics. Sat 5/11, Ralph Covert's Rockin' Combo, Cantina. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Famous Brothers with Will Klinger. 773-929-1300.

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ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Dujuan. Sat 5/11, 9:30 PM, DJs Bob Skafish, Morry Barak, Rick Addy, Mike Rytie, John Babbin & Rick "Radio" Faust (tribute to La Mere Vipere). 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 10 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, DJ Dave Britton. Sundays, DJs Shon Dervis & A+ spin downtempo house, Latin, and rare groove. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, DJ Hello Kitty. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, two-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJs Christopher Robin, John Jackson & Greg Haus spin trans-Euro groove. Sundays, 10:30 PM, DJ Chester spins pop and alternative. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synthpop, hardwave, and retro music. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Shawn Mock spins Chicago underground and vocal house. 773-348-4975.

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

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Andre Harris. Sat 5/4, Mark Grant. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty spins hip-hop, R&B, and house. Wed 5/8, Rinse & Flux, Poolside, Glyde, Bass by the Pound DJs spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. Sat 5/11, Mike Steele. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Form. 773-384-0701.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays and until 5 AM Saturdays. 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. Fri 5/10, Derrick Carter, Roberto Marroni, Jay Cunning, Def Cut Don, Angelist. 312-666-8106.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 6 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 6 PM-3 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fri 5/10, midnight, Katia. 312-266-1200.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop and R&B. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 950 2122 W. Lawrence: DJs spin techno, industrial, aggro, and synthpop 9:30 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, DJ Richard. Saturdays, DJ Abe. Wednesdays, DJ Billy Seagrave, DJ Toast. Thursdays, DJ Odd. 773-878-8241.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 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, DJ Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. Wednesdays, Reflections DJs spin "audiodiversity." Thursdays, Ken Sumka spins rock, pop, and alternative. 312-642-3449.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/3, DJ Mazi, Pat Parsons, DJ Hiroki. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure, Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 5/6, 10 PM, "Play" with Baby Boo. 773-489-6457.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-377-1727.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, on three levels. Thursdays, DJs Uncle Milty and Danny the Wildchild spin drum 'n' bass. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State Parkway: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. Sundays, DJ Chris Gin. Wednesdays, DJ Splinter. 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 house and hip-hop. Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, Sybian DJs spin house, techno, and trance. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 5/5, 9 PM, "Big Up!" with Chicago Underground Duo (see Critic's Choice), Orton Socket with Panning Action, DJ Jacob Ross, DJ Fred Wells. Sun 5/12, 9 PM, Kevin Blechdom, Sole, Passage, Restiform Bodies. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays. 312-338-3788.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays though Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJs spin metal and industrial. Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Wednesdays, DJs spin new wave. 773-395-2700.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM-3 AM Saturdays, and 8 PM-2 AM Sundays. 773-252-4090.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 3 AM Saturdays. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-587-8469.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Saturdays, 11:30 PM-5 AM, DJs Whoski & Derek Flaum spin house music in the Foundation Room. 312-923-2035.

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 Ben. Saturdays, DJ Frique & AM/PM. 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 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through 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. Sat 5/4, Blind Date party hosted by Roger Lodge with DJ Chris Tomasone, DJ Smurf, and DJ Dannyboy. 773-528-3400.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJs Cache 22 & Shaky Shawun spin funk & R&B. Saturdays, DJ Brian G., Brenda D. & Nick Santillan spin house. Mondays and Wednesdays, DJs spin rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin reggae. Thursdays, DJ Shon Dervis & Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

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.

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 and dancing nightly after 9 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators hosted by Barbie Doll. 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: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Bear Who? & Majid. 312-828-9000.

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

MYSTIQUE 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs World & Flipside. Sundays, DJs John Styles & Cache 22. Wednesdays, DJs Pharris, Mike Love & Phantom. 312-642-2582.

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

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Caffeine. Saturdays, DJs Billy the Kid & DVS. Thursdays, DJs spin hip-hop & R&B. 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, midnight, DJs Alo & Larry Millah spin hip-hop and soul; 1 AM, DJ Form. Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fridays through Sundays, DJs spin in Club Bleu after 10 PM. 708-756-0600.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: DJ Joe spins pop, hip-hop, and house 8 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (5 AM Saturdays). 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Place: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:30 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 5/11, Robert Owens, K-Alexi, Stax, Brian G., Greg Norwood, Ernie Perez, DJ Striz & Shaka 23. 312-255-0022.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop and reggae. Saturdays, DJs Mike Dunn, Tony T., Phantom, Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, DJ Mike Love. 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 5/3, DJ Pierre, Gene Hunt, Tommie Sunshine, Jordan Zawideh & Mr. A.L.I. 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. Fri 5/3, All in the Family Party with DJ Quincy, Diz, Julius the Mad Thinker, Cedric, Damien & Flipside. Sat 5/4, Dave Ralph, Chris Walsh. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Tuesdays, DJs Apocalypse & Psycho Bitch spin techno. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Fri 5/10, Julius the Mad Thinker & Diz. Sat 5/11, Mindaugelis, Marius Ivanoff, Vygo. 312-733-6699.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Paul Norman, Mista Mashup & Liquid G-zus. 773-549-4444.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM. Fridays, Tone B. Nimble & Mark Fullaflava spin rare groove, DJ JR spins hip-hop. Saturdays, Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJs Felix & Julius the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, DJ Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue & samba. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJ BJAK 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, DJs spin hip-hop. Saturdays, 7 PM-5 AM, DJs Justin Long & Sativa spin house. Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs Sadar, Lee Collins, Rusoul & Richie Rich spin disco, house, underground, funk, and soul; midnight-4 AM, DJs Tone B. Nimble, Norm 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 5/3, Jay-J, Janel Roland. Sat 5/4, Justin Long, James Curd. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth, ethereal, and electro. Wed 5/8, DJ Bun E. Carlos. Thu 5/9, 4BZ, Anton, El Del. Fri 5/10, DJ Colette, Bear Who? Sat 5/11, Mark Farina, DJ Heather. Sun 5/12, Las Vegas spoken-word night hosted by Shomari. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Whon. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Julian & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Darkie spins house and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins old-school house. Sundays, "Whiplash" with DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, DJ Andrew Vonn spins rock & roll. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop, trance, house, and progressive. Thursdays, DJs 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, 8 PM, DJs spin Afrobeat. Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJ Jesse de la Pena. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, DJ Papa G spins reggae and dub. Thursdays, 8-11 PM, DJs Koolaid & Atarashi Sound spin modern lounge. 773-227-7111.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: Music at 8:30 PM. Sun 5/5, Jeff Parker, Azita & Jason Ajemian, DJ Josh Abrams, Ambivert. 773-252-9700.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: DJs spin nightly in the Lounge after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Motown, funk, rare groove, and hip-hop. Sundays, DJs spin reggae, soul, hip-hop, and house (Sun 5/5, DJ Ivan; Sun 5/12, DJ Rude One). Mondays, open mike with Greg Golden. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D-Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Wed 5/8, DJ Indigenous spins downtempo house. Thursdays, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart, with DJs D-Double & Alo (Thu 5/9 with Norman Rockwell). 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 (no cover). Sundays, Form & DJ 8. Mondays, DJ Dan. Tuesdays, DJ Tom spins rock. Thursdays, DJs RB & Ronnie. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Alberto Gomez & Rudy spin salsa & merengue. Saturdays, DJs Goose, Jimmie Page & Jernell Geronimo. Thu 5/9, Derrick Carter, Bear Who?, DJ Jernell Geronimo. 312-491-9729.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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. 847-969-1602.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/3, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJs Andre Harris, Tobias, Bear Who? & PNS. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty. Fri 5/10, Craig Richards. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BIG FISH LITTLE FISH: EMERGING WOMEN IN CHICAGO MUSIC Free concert with Antje & others. Fri 5/10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BLACK MUDDY RIVER BOYS Sat 5/11, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

SLAID CLEAVES BAND, MATT PASSALACQUA Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

DORIANS Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-640-6809.

PATTI ECKER & THE PRAIRIELAND BAND Free admission. Sun 5/5, 2:30 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-376-2787 or 847-376-2839.

EDGEWATER SINGERS with Kenneth Burns perform country and western selections in a concert called "How the West Was Sung," directed by Diane Aitken, with pianist Anne Basye and readings by Al Frank. Free admission. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 220 Plum Grove, Palatine. 847-446-3822.

FISH CREEK RAMBLERS Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 4300 N. Winchester. 773-583-0124.

JENAI Free in-store performance. Tue 5/7, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JAMES KEELAGHAN Benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Wed 5/8, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-627-0171.

JAMES KING BLUEGRASS BAND, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Sat 5/11, 8 PM, American Legion Hall, 1030 Central, Evanston. 847-251-0574.

TOM MAY Concerts for a Cause benefit concert. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren, Batavia. 630-761-8298.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 630-833-3515.

LEE MURDOCK Sat 5/4, 7:30 PM (benefit for Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee), Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871. Sun 5/5, 2 PM (free concert), Algonquin Area Public Library, 16000 Harnish, Algonquin. 847-458-6060. Tue 5/7, 7 PM (free concert), Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge. 708-423-7753.

TOM PAXTON & ANNE HILLS, DAVE CARTER & TRACEY GRAMMER See Critic's Choice. Sat 5/4, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PHIL OCHS SONG NIGHT with Magpie, Kim & Reggie Harris, Josh White Jr., Pat Humphries, Greg Greenway, Sonia, Tom Prasada-Rao, Sons of the Never Wrong, and Kat Eggleston. Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Benefit for the south-side tutoring and mentoring program Strive. Sat 5/4, 11 AM, Ellis Avenue Church, 5001 S. Ellis. 773-268-4910.

RANDY TRAVIS Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC See Fairs & Festivals.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music at 8 PM. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage with Home Cookin'. 773-478-4408.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Hillbilly Roundup with Kent Rose & the Haunted Hearts. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Switchback, the What. 312-226-6666.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/4, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Sun 5/5, 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 5/3, 9:30 PM, Napper Tandy. Sat 5/4 and Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Dalriada. Sun 5/5, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of Gerard Haughey. Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Pat Daly & Sounds of Green. Sun 5/12, 4-7 PM, Celtic supper with dancing to the music of John Dillon. 708-687-9323.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM on weekends. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-473-5263.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Sundays, 3 PM, Chico's Jam. Thursdays, 9 PM, Gus Friedlander & friends. 773-878-3343.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 5/4, Paddy Go Easy. Sun 5/5, 5 PM, Joe Burke & Charlie Lennon. Fri 5/10, Sullivan Brothers. Sat 5/11, Daghda. 773-282-7035.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 5/9, 7 PM, Claudia Schmidt with Madcat & Kane; 9 PM, Charlie Robison, Fallen Angels. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/4, Leonardo. Sat 5/11, Colby Maddox Quartet. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 5/8, songwriter showcase with Nancy & Garrett. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish jam session; 8 PM, Gareth Woods. 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Bark Slip Season. Sat 5/4, Sons of Hattie Carroll. Sundays, noon, JT & the Clouds. Wednesdays, John Hasbrouck. 773-486-4093.

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

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

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Sat 5/4, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

JINX 1928 W. Division: Sundays, 8 PM, John Hasbrouck. 773-645-3667.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Chicago Rovers. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Dooley Brothers. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly. Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Napper Tandy. 630-325-3732.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Mon 5/6, John Hasbrouck. 773-989-5674.

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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Alton Rex with Chris Beirne. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 5/4, 7 PM, Sara Hickman. Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Rose Polenzani, Jeffrey Foucault. 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Lisa Boucher, Matt Stewart & Jim Cole. 773-772-6656.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/3, O'Hara & Laffey. Fri 5/10, George Mattson. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Tue 5/7, 6 PM, Bill Passalacqua, Karen Mal, Cathy Braaten. 773-929-3680.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA performs "Go Down, Moses," a retrospective of African-American spirituals with storytellers Momma Kemba, Oba William King, and Mama Edie. Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 5/4, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

ROLLIN' & TUMBLIN' Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Prairie Crossing, Route 45 and Route 137, Grayslake. 847-543-1202.

MATTHEW SKOLLER DUO Free concert. Tue 5/7, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/3 and Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Mondays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tue 5/7, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-734-0491.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Fri 5/3, 7 PM, Wayne Williams. 312-944-2200.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mon 5/6, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/7, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 5/9, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Sat 5/4, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/7, Allen Batts Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/3, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sat 5/4, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 5/5, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Mon 5/6, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/7, John Primer & the Real Deal. Wed 5/8, Pistol Pete. Thu 5/9, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 5/10, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 5/5, noon, Linda Weseman. Sun 5/12, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/3, 5:30 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Larry McCray, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Sat 5/4, 6:30 PM, Giles Corey; 10 PM, Johnnie Johnson, Mighty Joe Young Jr. Band. Sun 5/5, John Primer. Mon 5/6, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 5/7, Charlie Love. Thu 5/9, Grana Louise. Fri 5/10, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Eric George Band. Sat 5/11, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 10 PM, Michael Burks, Josh Boyd & the V.I.P. Band. Sun 5/12, Vino Louden. 312-427-0333.

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

CARTON'S LOUNGE 21 E. Chestnut: Fridays, midnight, Bobby Holiday. 312-664-5512.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICO MORAN'S 35260 Wilson, Ingleside: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open jam hosted by King Robinson & the Housewreckers. 847-587-8081.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 312-697-0975.

CRAB STREET SALOON 1061 W. Madison: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike with Over Easy. 312-433-0013.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Jimmy Burns. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, After Hours. 847-605-9900.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Eric McCabe & Brian Lupo Blues Band. 773-775-2848.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM Saturdays; no cover. Sat 5/11, Howard & the White Boys. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/3, Random. Sat 5/4, Madman. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike with Eric Lurie. Fri 5/10, Microblues. Sat 5/11, Blue Rage. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Cryin' Souls. Wed 5/8, 8 PM, Chicago Singer Spotlight with Tina Jenkins-Crawley, Christine Sala, Frank Liptrot, and Victoria Brady. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-684-6800.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 5/3, Code Blues. Sat 5/4, CJ & Company. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 5/4, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. Sat 5/11, Vini & the Demons. 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.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10, Gloria Shannon Band. 773-262-5767.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 7:30 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 708-841-5000.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

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 5/4, 9:30 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Tue 5/7, 8:30 PM, Paul Coscino Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 5/11, 9:30 PM, T-Bird Huck Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Bosse, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-956-1170.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. 708-547-1456.

JOHNETTA'S 6530 S. Damen: Mondays, 9 and 10:45 PM and midnight, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 773-436-0320.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Sat 5/11, 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 5/3 and Sat 5/4, John Primer. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam hosted by Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Chris James. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 5/9, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (live radio broadcast), Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

LADY BLUE 2953 W. Madison: Fridays, 9 PM, Saturdays, 10 PM, and 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. 773-493-3477.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: No cover. Fri 5/3, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 773-252-7636.

MARY'S PLACE 501 W. Garfield Blvd.: Sundays, 5-10 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-846-7374.

MAXWELL STREET UPTOWN POLISH SAUSAGE RESTAURANT 4429 N. Broadway: Saturdays, noon-3 PM, Frank Scott Jr. & friends. 773-989-4569.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 5/9, 9 PM, Keith Scott Band. 630-446-4001.

NEW IMLA LOUNGE 1116 W. 51st: Mondays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 773-373-3841.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/4, Dave Specter. Sat 5/11, Jimmy Johnson. 773-252-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Ray "the Flame" Sucash, Biscuit Miller, and Moe T. 708-756-0600.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Tue 5/7, 8:30 PM, Yoko Noge with John & Sonny. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/3, Carl Davis Band. Sat 5/4, Big Time Sarah. Tue 5/7, Matthew Skoller Band. Wed 5/8, Stank Willie. Sat 5/11, Mississippi Heat. 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 5/3, Roger & the Wraybands. Sat 5/4, Pistol Pete. Wed 5/8, Jaspar Buchanan. Sat 5/11, Shirley King. 815-477-0340.

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY'S 1850 Waukegan, Glenview: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/11, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-486-1007.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/4, Rockin' Johnny. 773-927-6073.

PUSH RODS 15652 S. Dixie Hwy., Harvey: Thursdays, 10 PM, midnight, and 2 AM, Bob Jamerson & Killer Ray. 708-225-0178.

REAL BIG "O" HOUSE 5339 S. Halsted: Sundays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Jerry Jones with Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. Thursdays, 7 and 10 PM, Elmore James with Charles & the Keynotes. 773-373-7283.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Melvin Taylor. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, blues jam hosted by Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 5/8, Gloria Shannon. Thu 5/9, Toronzo & Cannonball Express. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Charlie Love. 773-645-5200.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Fri 5/3, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/3, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues (tribute to Little Walter). Sat 5/4, Sugar Blue (tribute to Little Walter). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. Thursdays, Jimmy Pryor with Killer Ray & Crumar. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/10, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 5/11, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/3, Felix & the Cats with Elmo Bliss. Sat 5/4, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Fri 5/10, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

3 G'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 14202 S. Cottage Grove, Dolton: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Tre & the Blueknights. 773-928-2172.

jazz

concerts

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Sun 5/5, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO & TRIO See Critic's Choice; free concert. Mon 5/6, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ & WIND ENSEMBLES under the direction of Bruce Mack; with guest artists David Bandman, Mike Caplan, Rex Merriweather, Scott Bliege, Bill Chapin, Jim Batson, and Amy Nelson. Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH JOHNNY FRIGO, VINCENT GARDNER, JON FADDIS & SCOTT ROBINSON performs Duke Ellington's "Black, Brown, and Beige." Tue 5/7 and Wed 5/8, 11 AM, Thu 5/9 through Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/12, 3 PM, Getz Theater, Columbia College, 62 E. 11th. 312-344-6322.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE JAZZ BAND under the direction of Chuck Morgan, with the Lockport High School Jazz Band under the direction of Karin Fannin. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2232.

KJ Free vocal jazz concert. Wed 5/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tim Aubuchon. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

MAX MORATH performs ragtime music. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

YOKO NOGE Free in-store performances. Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Mon 5/6, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MALACHI THOMPSON & AFRICA BRASS perform Black Metropolis. Thu 5/9, 7 PM, Northeastern University Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 773-536-6555.

NANCY WILSON performs at a benefit for Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Mon 5/6, 7 PM (preceded by a gala reception at 5:30 PM), International Ballroom, Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-341-4327.

MICHAEL ZERANG, PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE & THE FAKE, GRIMBLE GRUMBLE perform sound tracks to silent films. Wed 5/8, 9:30 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8574.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Thursdays, 9 PM, Steve Zuterek with Ron Brown, Paul Bata, and Deborah Kelly. 773-286-9337.

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Mon 5/6, 6 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Leandro Lopez-Varady. 773-784-8616.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/3, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones, Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/4, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Max Hook Sextet. 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 5/8, noon, Steven Hashimoto, Peter Roothan & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan Delorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 5/9, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 5/10, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothan, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 5/11, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 423 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 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Charlie Johnson. Sun 5/5 through Sat 5/11, Carlos Cannon. Sun 5/12, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BAR CELONA 3474 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Matt Geraghty Project. 773-244-8000.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Frank D'Rone. In the Restaurant Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, 6 PM, Audrey Morris. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM, Mary Claire Barker. 773-435-0130.

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 5/8, John Mose Duo. 630-406-0008.

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

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 5/11, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 5/5, Satoru Iga & Kotaro Seki with saxophonist Jeff Chen, Left Bank Jazz Society. Sun 5/12, Toru Hironaka's Umanamion. 773-348-8536.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 5/7, Je Suis Quartet. Thu 5/9, Academy of Fists. Sat 5/11, Jerry DeVivo Quartet. Sun 5/12, Jabbew Trio. 773-384-2547.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Misha Feigin (solo and with Carol Genetti & Eric Leonardson). 773-463-0158.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Sat 5/4, and Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts. 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 5/10, 9 PM, Marc Pompe, Brian Sandstrom, Frank Portolese. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Thu 5/9, 6 PM, Ben Lewis. 773-489-4757.

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 in the lounge at 8:30 PM. Thursdays and Fridays, Scott Stenten Duo. Saturdays, Dave Simone Trio. 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.

EL CID 2645 N. Kedzie: Tue 5/7, 7 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-395-0505.

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

DOVER STRAITS 890 E. Rte. 45, Mundelein: Restaurant. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8 PM, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba (no cover). 847-949-1550.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Sun 5/5, 9 PM, "Big Up!" with Chicago Underground Duo (see Critic's Choice), Orton Socket with Panning Action, DJ Jacob Ross, DJ Fred Wells. Tue 5/7, 9:30 PM, Jason Ajemian, Jim Baker, Josh Berman, Jeb Bishop, Tim Daisy, Dave Rempis, Ken Vandermark. Wed 5/8, 10 PM, Misha Feigin & friends. 773-276-3600.

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant with music at 6:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-7997.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/5, 6 PM, John Burnett Orchestra. Sun 5/12, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's 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 Music Tuesdays through Saturdays upstairs in the Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Thu 5/9, 7:30 PM, Mark Colby 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 5/6, Ron Cooper. 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 5/3, Mike Finnerty & the Heat Merchants. Sat 5/4, Vincent, Allen, Howell. Wed 5/8, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Thu 5/9, BMR4. Sat 5/11, Michelle Moore & friends. 773-262-5767.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/3, 9:30 PM, Rico. Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sun 5/5, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Quartet with Arlene Bardelle. Tuesdays, 9 PM, James Sanders & Conjunto. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 5/3, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Lonnie Plaxico Group; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/5, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Mondays, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Wed 5/8, 9 PM, David Young Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/10, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, B3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, B3 Bombers with Clyde Stubblefield; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/12, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisers Group; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. 773-878-5552.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/4, 10 PM, Dave Douglas New Quintet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Tatsuya Nakatani with Jim Baker & Josh Abrams. Sun 5/5, 9 PM, Aurora Borealis Box. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). Wed 5/8, 8 PM, Michael Columbia, Random Touch. Fri 5/10, 9 PM, David Young, 8 Bold Souls (benefit concert). Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Bill Frisell's Intercontinental Quartet (benefit concert). 312-362-9707.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Tue 5/7, 9 PM, Strictly Business. 312-266-2400.

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

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

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 5/3 through Sun 5/5, "West Coast Invasion" with Bud Shank (see Critic's Choice), Pete Christlieb, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Novak & Larry Gray. Mon 5/6, 8 and 10 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble Big Band. Tue 5/7 through Sun 5/12, Jim McNeely Trio & Big Band (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, Sonny Turner Quintet. Mondays, Kelly Brand. Tuesdays, Ken Chaney. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOJO'S EL DORADO LOUNGE 739 E. 79th. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Nicole Mitchell Trio. 773-483-7358.

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

KARIZMA 4741 Main, Skokie: Restaurant. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Kelly Sill & John Moulder. 847-674-6163.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Mondays, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian, Scott Burns. Wed 5/8, 9 PM, Layni Katz & Andy Meacham. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 5/10, 9:30 PM, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan with Ron Carter. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Denise La Grassa performs "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs?"; 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sun 5/12, noon, Tim Green Trio. 773-348-7592.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 5/7, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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 5/5, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. Sun 5/12, 7:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio, Treehouse Project. 773-404-9494.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 PM, Steve Blair. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Urban Project Trio; 3-7 PM, jam session hosted by Bruce Oscar Quartet. 630-571-3600.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Wed 5/8, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Sunami Jazz Ensemble. Wed 5/8, 7 PM, WesBound Trane. Fri 5/10, 9 PM, Tom Muellner Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/3 and Fri 5/10, Laksar Reese Trio. Sat 5/4 and Sat 5/11, Julie Ponce Trio. 630-876-2000.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue (no cover). 630-782-9091.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker 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, 6:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Sami Scot. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Duo. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. Sun 5/12, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-486-9862.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 5/3, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Ken Chaney Experience. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wed 5/8, 8:30 PM, Ed Breazeale Trio. Thu 5/9, 8:30 PM, Tito Carrillo Quartet. Fri 5/10, 6 PM, Donny Nichilo; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Sat 5/11, 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/4, Leslie Byers & the Jazz Cats. Thu 5/9, 7 and 8:30 PM, Highland Park High School Jazz Ensemble (under the direction of Jim Hile). Fri 5/10, Redeye Express Quartet. Sat 5/11, Redd Holt Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thu 5/9, Cameron Pfifner. 773-927-6073.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/3, Q-Blue. Sundays, open jam hosted by Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 8 PM. Fri 5/3, Cecile Savage Duo. Sat 5/4, Fritz Legros. 773-665-8965.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Jeanie Grace & Creme de la Creme. 773-271-9944.

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

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Fri 5/3, 9 PM, Justin Kramer Trio. Sat 5/4, 8:30 PM, Equinox 5. Thursdays, 8 PM, John Goldman's Special Interest Group. 847-329-0478.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturdays, 7-9:30 PM, jazz jam session (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble (call 312-263-1649 for more information). 773-377-5004, ext. 2228.

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

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette (no cover). 847-991-7006.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 5/6, Bucktown Players. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 10 PM, Heather Horton Band. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Lonie Walker; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 2 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern; 11 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 5/3, Harold Attyberry & Partners in Time. Sat 5/4, Jeff Marx Quartet with Harrison Bankhead. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 5/9, Vincent Davis Quartet. Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, David Boykin Expanse. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAKHOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz for Tough Times. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

HEARTBEAT OF CHICAGO International percussion concert with R.J. Smith (skki-bmaadgi), Atiba Walker (djembe), Najib Bahri (darboukas), Ryan Toguri (taiko), Jose Rendon (conga), and host Douglas Brush; free concert. Thu 5/9, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JARAMAR Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

LIRA SINGERS & CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE perform Mexican and Polish carols and hymns in a free concert. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 773-508-7040.

TALANT MAWKANULI performs Kazakh music from Xinjiang as part of the 2002 Central Asian Music Festival; free admission. Fri 5/10, 6:30 PM, third floor, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-753-2274.

ASIF ALI KHAN QAWAAL Benefit for women and children's education in Pakistan. Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 312-644-6160 or 847-922-8467.

SHASHMAQAM performs classical and folk music from Uzbekistan & Tajikistan and Bukharan Jewish liturgical music as part of the 2002 Central Asian Music Festival. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Assembly Hall, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-753-2274.

RANDI SIMON WITH BERNARD WARMAN & THE SPIRIT ORCHESTRA perform Jewish/Israeli music at the Yom Yerushalayim concert; with the photo exhibit, "Israel, Then and Now." Thu 5/9, 8 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN, FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN under the direction of Raharja; free admission. Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8484.

GARY VALENCIANO Fri 5/3, 8:30 PM, Gateway Theatre, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-742-2701 or 847-679-7634.

international

clubs

ACCENT CAFE 700 River, Mount Prospect: Sundays, 7 PM, Johnny Rumba spins salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and Latin pop (with Latin dance lessons at 9 PM). 847-298-2233.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Los Dinamicos de Guererro. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 5/3, 10:30 PM, William Gomez con Cache Orquesta (preceded by cha-cha dance lessons at 9:30 PM). Tue 5/7, 8 PM, Polajka & Tamburitza Rroma. Sat 5/11, 10 PM, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (benefit concert). Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Bill Frisell's Intercontinental Quartet (benefit concert). 312-362-9707.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3335 N. Clark: Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Sol Azul. 773-528-6775.

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. Saturdays, 10 PM, Orquesta Sabor. 773-481-2050.

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

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM-4 AM, DJs Johnny Rumba & El Papichulo spin salsa clasica, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 312-427-2572.

LA PENA 4212 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Tribus Futuras performs Andean music; 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.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 7 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop (Tue 5/7, 10 PM, El Guapo, 70 x 7). Thursdays, salsa and merengue with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons by Lisa "La Boriqua" at 9:30 PM. 847-969-1602.

ZHIVAGO 9925 Gross Point, Skokie: Fridays, 9 PM, salsa and Caribbean music with DJ El Papichulo & DJ Ric Martinez, with Latin dance lessons at 10 PM. 312-427-2572.

classical

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos, conductor (Shostakovich, Brahms). Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Andrew Schultze conducts "Baroque Jokes and Pleasantries." Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 312-409-7874.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Diamond, Chopin, Copland, Barber). Sun 5/5, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL 2002 Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: Fri 5/3, 8 PM, Bach Week Festival Chamber Orchestra with trumpeters Kevin Hartman, Channing Philbrick, and Margaret Philbrick, organist Christine Kraemer, violinists Mathias Tacke and Kathleen Brauer, flutist Sandra Morgan, and oboist Judith Zunamon Lewis (Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, anonymous); 10:15 PM, violinist Jeri-Lou Zike, recorder player Kaye Clements, viola da gambist John Mark Rozendaal, and harpsichordist Doug Schneider (Bach, Telemann, Muffat). Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Bach Week Festival Chorus and Orchestra with organist Merlin Lehman and flutists Louise Dixon and Amy Hartman (Bach, Zelenka). Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Bach Week Festival Chamber Orchestra with mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, organist Margaret M. Kemper, trumpeters Kevin Hartman and Channing Philbrick, violinist Stefan Hersh, flutist Anita Miller Rieder, and harpsichordist David Schrader (Bach, Gabrieli, Vierdanck); 10:15 PM, cellist Christopher Costanza and harpsichordist David Schrader (Bach). Sun 5/12, 7 PM, Bach Week Festival Orchestra with hornists Daniel Gingrich, James Smelser, David Griffin, and Oto Carrillo, organist Eric Budzynski, violinist Blair Milton, harpsichordist David Schrader, soprano Maura Janton Cock, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Christopher Cock, bass Douglas Anderson, and choirs of the Parish Church of St. Luke (Bach, Telemann, Molter). 847-236-0452.

CAREY TRIO Sat 5/11, 2 PM, Saint James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Rush and Pearson. 312-782-3532.

CLAIRE CHASE, AMY DISSANYAKE, AND PETER TANTSITS flute, piano, and tenor (Reich, Paganini, Schoenfeld). Free admission. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with oboist Cara Gray (Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven). Sun 5/5, 2:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 773-636-6388.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Hindemith, Thomas). Mon 5/6, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Perle, Knussen, Rands, Dutilleux, Currier). Mon 5/6, 7:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor. Sun 5/5, 3 PM (Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms), Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Sun 5/12, 3 PM (Handel, Haydn, Brahms), Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Errol Girdlestone conducts Handel's Semele. See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/8 and Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, and Sun 5/12, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, and Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor, with cellist John Sharp in an all-Britten program. Thu 5/9 through Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor, with soprano Olga Guriakowa, tenor Ian Bostridge, baritone Andreas Schmidt, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the American Boychoir (Britten, War Requiem). "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA William Eddins conducts a children's concert featuring the Magic Circle Mime Company (Britten, Bernstein, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Mozart). Sat 5/11, 11 AM and 12:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH CONCERT ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor (Dvorak, Holst, Hummel, Kodaly). Sun 5/12, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 312-939-2207.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor, with the Amelia Piano Trio and the Chicago Children's Choir (Dvorak, Beethoven, Thomas, Berlioz). Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM (with preconcert lecture at 6:45 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Sat 5/4 and Sat 5/11, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Shostakovich, Tucker, Saint-Saens, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Wagner). Sun 5/12, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY SENIOR HONORS RECITAL Free admission. Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS in its annual Young Composers Concert (Robles, Coble, Hartman, Gordon, Dewhirst). Free admission. Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-702-8068.

EMILIO DEL ROSARIO piano (Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Chopin). Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMBINED CHOIRS in a free concert. Fri 5/3, 8 PM, concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Shostakovich, Mussorgsky). Sun 5/12, 7:30 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-690-8644.

CEM DURUOZ performs 20th-century guitar music in a free concert (Walton, Sevilla, Rockmaker, Hahn). Thu 5/9, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Randi Von Ellefson, conductor, with soprano Nancy Pifer, mezzo-soprano Stacy Eckert, tenor Kenneth Gayle, and bass-baritone John Shuffle (Verdi, Requiem). Sat 5/11, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with violinist Robert McDuffie (Torke, Barber, Copland). Fri 5/3 and Sat 5/4, 8 PM, and Sun 5/5, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Theatre, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS Mary Brown directs a free concert (Scarlatti, Beethoven, traditional). Sat 5/11, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

TOM FARRELL guitar, in a free recital (Ponce, Takemitsu, Henze, Mertz). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood, Evanston. 847-475-3403.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR Jerry Jelsema, conductor, with organist David Lornson (Rutter, Requiem). Sun 5/5, 4 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-6161.

FULCRUM POINT with soprano Angelina Reaux (Marquez, Alvarez, Rodriguez). Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-722-5463.

GLENVIEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with tenors Vyacheslav Polozov, Josef Shalaymev, and Anatoliy Ryukunuv (Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Mascagni, Rimsky-Korsakov, traditional). Sat 5/4, 7:30 PM, Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan, Northfield. 847-729-6001.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS Philip Spencer, conductor (Mozart, Rutter, traditional, and others). Sat 5/4, 7 PM, Main Campus Dining Hall, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Jerry E. Lewis, conductor (Mozart, Rossini, Sousa, Ives, Gould, Ticheli, Bennett, Bilik, Platko). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

DAVID KAISERMAN piano (Clementi, Brahms, Debussy, Liapunov). Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KARA KANE AND KARIM SULAYMAN soprano and tenor, perform opera excerpts in a benefit for the Illinois Hunger Coalition. Fri 5/3, 7 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-629-9580.

RYNA KRISHNIAH piano, in a free recital. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jon Noworyta, conductor, with saxophonist Leo Saguiguit (Glazunov, Vaughan Williams, Humperdinck). Sun 5/12, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LAKESIDE SINGERS Robert Bowker, conductor (Britten, Grainger, Stanford, and others). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake, Evanston. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 200 N. Plum Grove, Palatine. 847-446-3822.

LINCOLN CHAMBER PRODUCTIONS AND MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR (Copland and others). Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, Notre Dame of Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy. 815-806-0066.

LINCOLN QUARTET (Beethoven, Brahms). Sun 5/5, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LIRA SINGERS AND CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE perform Mexican and Polish carols and hymns in a free concert. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 773-508-7040.

SUZANNE MENTZER mezzo-soprano, with the Rembrandt Chamber Players (Mahler, Ravel). Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University, 357 E. Chicago. Mon 5/6, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 773-248-4883.

MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC YOUNG AWARD WINNERS Sun 5/5, 4 PM, private residence (call for location). 733-442-4978.

MIAMI STRING QUARTET with violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Mozart, Ginastera, Dvorak). Sun 5/12, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL features Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition finalists in a free concert (Brahms, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Dvorak, Ravel). Wed 5/8, 7 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS READING, CADET, PREP, AND CONCERT ORCHESTRAS (Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Gunther Schuller, conductor (Rachmaninoff, Copland, Stravinsky). Sun 5/5, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-926-9898.

MORTON COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND Paul Kukec conducts music of John Williams in a free concert. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Morton College, 3801 S. Central, Cicero. 708-656-8000, ext. 231.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner Gokce, conductor (Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart). Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-492-0495.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO READING ORCHESTRA AND STRING ENSEMBLE Rhea Davis conducts a free concert (Tchaikovsky, Handel, Beethoven). Sun 5/12, 7:30 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (McDaniel, Saint-Georges, Perkinson). Fri 5/3, 7:15 PM, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8441 S. Saint Lawrence. Sat 5/4, 6 PM, DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4300 Yackley, Lisle. 312-344-7559.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with violinist Jennifer Koh (Brahms, Bartok, Bauer). Fri 5/10 and Sat 5/11, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT in a program of baroque zarzuela music (Hidalgo, Duron, Literes, and others). Fri 5/3, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 5/4, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER PLAYERS (Dvorak, Menotti, Schumann, Heiden). Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lawrence Rapchak, conductor, with violinist Ayano Ninomiya and organist Patricia Lee (Glazunov, Respighi). Sun 5/5, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Watson Auditorium, Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake, Glenview. 847-272-0755.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND John Lynch, conductor, with trumpter Rob Parton (Prokofiev, R. Strauss, Sousa, and others). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-965-6544.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor, with soprano Lisa Flores in a free concert (Copland, Mozart, Debussy, Wagner, Mozart, Puccini, J. Strauss, Kern). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-481-8863.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Anne Waller, conductor. Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Place, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John P. Lynch, conductor, with soprano Greta Pope (Gershwin and others). Fri 5/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-491-5441.

OAK PARK CONCERT CHORALE Paul Lindblad, conductor, with the Paul Lindblad Choristers (Hillert, Peuerl, Hildner, Hassler, Christiansen). Sun 5/5, 4 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-383-4742.

ORCHESTRA OF ST. VINCENT'S Thomas Weyland, conductor, with violinist Peter Blagoev and soprano Aruna Serbanescu in a free concert (Prokofiev, Karasis, Verdi). Sun 5/5, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 847-895-2608.

ORION ENSEMBLE with oboist Alex Klein (Mozart, Lalliet, Saint-Saens, Milhaud, Labor). Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wed 5/8, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

PACIFICA QUARTET with pianist Ursula Oppens (Rihm, Dvorak, Haydn). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

WANDA YI PAIK piano. Fri 5/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

EMILE PANDOLFI piano. Sat 5/11, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222.

MAURIZIO POLLINI piano. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 5/4 and Sat 5/11, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Bach, Bizet, Svendsen). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SERAPHIM (Tavener, Part, Debussy). Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 N. Sheridan. Wed 5/8, 7:30 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5950 S. Woodlawn. 708-442-0561.

JANOS STARKER cello, with pianist Shigeo Neriki (R. Strauss, Beethoven, Brahms). Fri 5/3, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST (Sibelius, Honegger, Beethoven). Sun 5/5, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

CHRISTOPHER TEVES guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wed 5/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

WILLARD THOMEN conductor, with sopranos Mary Elliott and Elizabeth Miller, the Community United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, and orchestra in a performance of John Rutter's Requiem. Sun 5/5, 3 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center St., Naperville. 630-355-1483, ext. 15.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Steven Huang, conductor, with flutist Joanna Messer (Mozart, Gregory). Free admission. Sun 5/12, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with clarinetist Eric Mandat and trumpeter Rob Guzy in a free concert (Sheng, Zwilich, and others). Sun 5/5, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin). Sun 5/5, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Li-Kuo Chang in an all-Beethoven program. Sun 5/5, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

VERMEER QUARTET (Mozart, Ligeti, Mendelssohn). Fri 5/10, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

WEST SUBURBAN CHORAL UNION AND WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR with organist Edward Zimmerman and piano duo Redekopp and Edwards (Durufle and others). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

STUDENTS OF WHEATON COLLEGE SUZUKI PROGRAM in a free concert (Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and others). Fri 5/3, 7 PM, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5567.

CAROL WINCENC AND NANCY ALLEN flute and harp (Bach, Hindemith, Andres, Faure, Debussy, Gossec, Godard, Ibert, Bartok). Sat 5/4, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

fairs & festivals

LIBERATION DAY MARIJUANA RALLY & MARCH John Kluscynski Federal Building outdoor plaza, 230 S. Dearborn: Sat 5/4, noon-1 PM and 3:30-4:30 PM, Los Marijuanos, Jet. 773-381-9330 or 847-344-9394.

ROCKIN' DE MAYO Division and Elston: Fri 5/3, 4-10 PM, Jayhawks, Frank Orrall & members of Poi Dog Pondering, Janah, Stickfigure with Jack McDowell. Sat 5/4, noon-10 PM, Rusted Root, Ike Reilly, Wayne, Highway 9. 773-777-1700.

SALSEDO PRESS MAY DAY BLAST Salsedo Press, 3139 W. Chicago: Sat 5/4, 9 PM, Sones de Mexico, X-plosion, Sol Azul. 773-533-9900.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC "Picnickers are encouraged to bring along instruments . . . to participate in a jam session of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Irish tunes." Sun 5/5, noon-dusk, Hutchinson Courtyard, University of Chicago, 57th and University. 773-702-9793.

miscellaneous

BROADWAY AT BETHEL Area singers perform musical theater songs. Mon 5/6, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

COVENANT OF THE VISITATION SCHOOL CHOIR Free concert. Thu 5/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ELMWOOD PARK CIVIC CHORUS Sat 5/11, 7:30 PM, Elmwood Park Parks and Recreation Center, 2 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park. 708-453-5847 or 708-453-2992.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 5/5, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Pong Unit. 773-878-5552.

BILL HOOPER Children's concert. Sat 5/4, 2 PM, Thomas Hughes Children's Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Terry Peeples conducts a free concert. Tue 5/7, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

KIDS FARE: VIOLINS, CELLOS & TRUMPETS, OH MY! Children's concert and discussion about instruments in the orchestra and band. Sat 5/11, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORAL ENSEMBLES Sat 5/4, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NEW TRADITION CHORUS Fri 5/3, 8 PM, and Sat 5/4, 2:30 and 8 PM, Watson Auditorium, Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake, Glenview. 800-746-9246.

SO Experimental percussion group performs music by Steve Reich at an installation by photographer Ellen Carey, "The Mourning Wall." Free admission. Fri 5/10, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 312-663-5554.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Mon 5/6, Cary Grove High School A Cappella & Show Choirs. Tue 5/7, Dutch Kloppen Dancers and performers from Michigan Summer Festival. Fri 5/10, musical celebration of Romanian Independence Day. 312-346-3278.

UNITY TEMPLE SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL Members of the congregation perform songs ranging from "Broadway classics, jazz standards, Renaissance madrigals, and classical favorites." Sun 5/5, 7 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-763-9772.

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