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concerts

AMERICAN HERITAGE, ROLLO TOMASI, CHUNSA, LEKAITA THREAT Fri 5/24, 6:30 PM, room 130, McGaw Hall, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-687-2000, ext. 4062.

OSCAR BROWN JR. & MAGGIE BROWN, REGIE GIBSON, TED JONES and others perform as part of "Bridging the Gap Between Poetry and Rap: Part 2;" free admission. Sun 6/2, 1 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-745-2080.

TOM CHAPIN & STEVE CHAPIN Tribute to Harry Chapin; sold out. Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CLASSIC ROCK ALLSTARS with Mike Pinera, Dennis Noda, Jerry Corbetta & Peter Rivera. Fri 5/24, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

CLYDE FEDERAL Free concert. Fri 5/31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CRANBERRIES Sun 5/26, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

FOURTH ROTOR, TOM SAWYER, HANDMADE, TERI DENAI VRAKAS perform at "Movieside 11." Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Hotel Kafka, 2736 W. North. 773-856-5220.

ARETHA FRANKLIN Sun 6/2, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

GOO GOO DOLLS, SENSE FIELD Sold out. Wed 5/29, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

GUESS WHO Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

SAMMY HAGAR, DAVID LEE ROTH Sat 6/1, 7:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MARIA HINES TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

INCUBUS, PHANTOM PLANET Wed 5/29, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

JARS OF CLAY, JENNIFER KNAPP Fri 5/31, 8 PM, Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

KARMA SUTRA Free in-store performances. Fri 5/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STEVE KOUBA plays keyboards and guitar as part of Frump Tucker Theatre Company's performance of Trust. Fri 5/24, 8 PM, and Sat 5/25, 5:30 and 9 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860 or 312-902-1500.

LOVEHAMMERS, WISH, GELHEADS 18 & over show. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LUCID DREAM ENSEMBLE performs as part of the symposium Art, Technology, and Spirituality, which features Suk-Jun Kim's audio installation Thinking Tree, Gary Kendall's sound installation Wayda, presentations, panels, and video. Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, auditorium, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5802.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD, JAMES OTTO Sun 5/26, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JAY MATHES Free in-store performance. Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

MONKEES WITH DAVY JONES & MICKY DOLENZ, BARRY WILLIAMS Fri 5/31, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

MUTABARUKA, CHAVANDUKA, FRESH VOICE, KWAME & WAN AFRIKA, STEVE COBB, TRUMPET OF ZION, FIELD MARSHALL, DJ SHABAKA & OTHERS Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Northeastern University Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood. 773-301-5038.

PAPER MOON Free in-store performance. Sun 5/26, 1 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

PEELERS, CELLS, PHENOMS perform on a program also featuring film, video, and slides. Wed 5/29, 9 PM, Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024.

PET SHOP BOYS See Critic's Choice; 18 & over show. Tue 5/28, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

PHRANC, LUCIE BLUE TREMBLAY, PRINCE MYSHKINS, WAXER, MOSES, JOHN HASBROUCK perform at Queer Is Folk Festival II, hosted by Scott Free. Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN RESH, GREG GILLAM, STU HELM, VERNON TONGES perform at "Movieside 11." Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee. 773-856-5220.

MARTIN SHORT performs comedy and music accompanied by the Illinois Chamber Symphony. Fri 5/31, 7 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

DARDEN SMITH Free in-store performance. Fri 5/24, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

RICK SPRINGFIELD Sat 6/1, 7 and 10 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

URBAN FOLK COLLECTIVE, RUBEN WATERS LOVES YOU perform as part of the free music and poetry series Voices of a New Black Millennium. Wed 5/29, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

USHER, NAS, FAITH EVANS, MR. CHEEKS Fri 5/24, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

WINTER BLANKET Free in-store performance. Sat 5/25, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 5/24, 8:30 PM, Indiepop Fest with Elf Power (see Spot Check), Archer Prewitt (see Spot Check), Hushdrops, Aloha, Love Scene, Masters of the Hemisphere. Sat 5/25, 8:30 PM, Indiepop Fest with Frisbie, +/- (see Spot Check), Salteens, Mink Lungs, Manplanet. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Indiepop Fest with the Anniversary, Detachment Kit, the Reputation, Happy Supply (18 & over show). Mon 5/27, 9 PM, Meat Purveyors (see Spot Check), Moonshine Willy, Special Consensus. Wed 5/29, 9 PM, Frogs, Bride of No No, Quatre Tete. Thu 5/30, 9 PM, Huge Pontoons, Shampoobah, Great Plains Gypsies, Regarding Angels. Fri 5/31, Pine Valley Cosmonauts performs The Executioner's Last Songs, Vol. One with David Yow, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Dean Schlabowske, Janet Bean, Puerto Muerto, Edith Frost, Diane Izzo, Rick "Cookin'" Sherry, Kelly Hogan, Chris Mills. Sat 6/1, 6:30 PM, Fred Holstein, Ed Holstein; 10:30 PM, Life at Sea, Naysayers, Wolcott. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Red Pop Theory. Thu 5/30, Bookstore Cowboys. Fri 5/31, Mighty Joe. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: Thu 5/30, 9 PM, Jim Wojdyla. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJ Mpulse spins Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington, Barrington: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Sat 6/1, Dave Anderson & the I-Lites. 847-381-8585.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 5/24, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans (see Spot Check), Loraxx, Go Go Devils, Torturing Elvis. Sat 5/25, the Bomb, Mashers, Pinheads, Bitter Pills. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Quasar Wut Wut, Riviera, Modern Day Valiant. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 5/29, Olde Style, Pillowmints, Penny Dreadful. Thu 5/30, Sarah Dougher, Chiyoko, Mezodigm. Fri 5/31, Hillbilly Winos, Fonnmhor, Lunch. Sat 6/1, Gaza Strippers, Cutthroats 09, Peelers. 773-281-4444.

BECCO D'ORO RISTORANTE 160 E. Huron: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Phil Baron. 312-787-1300.

BIG HOUSE 2354 N. Clybourn: Upstairs in the Entertainment Center: Tuesdays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Frank Raven. 773-435-0130.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Anacron. Sun 5/26, 9:30 PM, Penny Dreadful. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Wed 5/29, 9 PM, Steve & Liam. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, Fallen Angel. 312-226-6666.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM. Fri 5/24, Olipso, Ancient Harmony. Sat 5/25, Even in Blackouts, Frank Catalano Band. Sundays, 9:30 PM, "Grateful Dead Jam Night" with Terrapin Flyer. Tue 5/28, Dirtnap Cats. Fri 5/31, 9:30 PM, Sonar Wave Lab. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Cedarcase. Sat 5/25, Third Degree. Wednesdays, open jam session hosted by Brother John. Fri 5/31, Diddy Twister. Sat 6/1, Ragweed. 708-387-0050.

BUCK'S GRILL 183 Main, Lake Zurich: Music after 7 PM. Fri 5/24, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sundays, 3 PM, A.C.E. open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Fri 5/31, Dave "Skip" Andersen. Sat 6/1, Tim Nolan. 847-550-1127.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sun 5/26, Lesley Scott & Amber Fairbanks, students from the Chicago Academy for the Arts. 773-348-8536.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/25, Phantom Three (see Spot Check), Functional Blackouts. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sat 5/25, All Hat No Cattle. Wed 5/29, Brunswicks. 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 5/31, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHANDLER'S CHOPHOUSE 401 N. Roselle, Schaumburg: Music at 8 PM. Fri 5/31, Chicago Rat Pack. 847-885-9009.

CHASE CAFE 7301 N. Sheridan: Sun 5/26, 10 PM, "Milk & Cookies" open mike with Polyrhythmic. Mon 5/27, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Alexandria Sutton. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Gallagher. Wed 5/29, 9:30 PM, Supernatural Occurrences Society. 773-743-5650.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. 773-477-3661.

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 5/25, Nanuco. 773-489-9600.

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

THE COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: Tue 5/28, 9 PM, Dave Tamkin. 312-642-3449.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/24, Analog Radio, Fin, June. Sat 5/25, Shakes, Opal Candy. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sat 5/25, the Mix. 847-952-8555.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Sofa King, Treeline. Sat 5/25, 10:30 PM, Mike & Joe, Murph's Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 5/31, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Sat 6/1, Statik. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball. Sat 5/25, Taboot. Sun 5/26, 9:30 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Retro Russ spins music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Trippin' Billies. 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 5/24, 8 PM, Jack Donahue; 10:30 PM, "Naked: the Music of Leonard Cohen" (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/25, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 5/26, 7 PM, Jack Donahue. Wed 5/29 and Thu 5/30, Peter Eldridge. Fri 5/31, 8 PM, Peter Eldridge; 10:30 PM, "Naked: the Music of Leonard Cohen" (see Critic's Choice). Sat 6/1, 7:30 PM, Tony Rogers performs "Pop Psych-ology"; 10:30 PM, Foiled Again Trio performs "Hit Factory: Songs of the Brill Building." 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.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/24, Matthew McBride Band. 847-605-9900.

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 5/26, DJ Andrew spins monster rock (tribute to Vincent Price). Mon 5/27, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 5/28, DJ Dread Scott. Wed 5/29, DJ Tracy Dear spins country & western. Thu 5/30, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Tracer, Land of the El Caminos, Houston, Assassins. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Mike Watt, Grandpa's Ghost (see Spot Check), Last Vegas. Sun 5/26, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Tue 5/28, 9 PM, Blank Theory, Premium, Liquid Number Nine. Wed 5/29, 9 PM, Cane Corso, Audio ID, Gelflings. Thu 5/30, 9 PM, Remy Zero, Verbow. Fri 5/31, 9 PM, Kill Hannah, the Vue, Oh My God. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, Morris Minors, Torben Floor, Dolari. 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. Fri 5/24, Trilogy. Sat 5/25, Agent 86. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 5/31, Mr. Myers. Sat 6/1, Aunt Janet. 815-356-9980.

DUKE'S ROADHOUSE 6319 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/31, R-Gang. 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 5/24, Voices, Big Bang Music Theory. Sat 5/25, Disonic, Nuisance, Life Without. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Aswah Greggori. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, 45s (no cover). Wed 5/29, Umphrey's McGee. Thursdays, Catfight. Fri 5/31, Quantum Leep, Goldstars, Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr. Sat 6/1, Underwater People, Mighty Joe. Sun 6/2, Julie Dutchak & Dave Tamkin. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/24, Dreamana, Sister Child, Sober Dozi. Sat 5/25, Bumpus, Growing Nation. Sundays, Sumo. Tue 5/28, 68's, Mint, Powerknobs. Wed 5/29, Beats & Voice DJs spin. Thu 5/30, 8 PM, MVP, Psycho Ex-Lover, Leave. Fri 5/31, Whet, Rain Gods, Other Side. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Hwy.: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Wanderlust. Sat 5/25, Big Witness. Fri 5/31, Hundo. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Enon (see Spot Check), Natural History, Bloodthirsty Lovers, Ex Models. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Braindance Coincidence Tour (see Critic's Choice) with DMX Krew, Bogdan Raczynski, Ovuca, Cylob. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, 20 Miles, Bob Log III, Phantom Three (see Spot Check). Thu 5/30, 9:30 PM, Baseball Furies, the Motion (see Critic's Choice), Means. Fri 5/31, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan, Danielle Howle, Carolyn Mark & her Roommates, Okkervil River. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, Preston School of Industry, Tenki, David Dondero. Sun 6/2, 9:30 PM, Bola Live AV, String Theory. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Sat 5/25, Randy Amundsen. Fri 5/31, 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 5/24, Only Sons. Sat 5/25, Chaser. Sun 5/26, X-Side. Wed 5/29, Michael Rodio. Thu 5/30, Tamara Pierce. Fri 5/31, World Class Noise. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Mental Image. Sat 5/25, Zuido. Fri 5/31, Gold Stone. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: No cover. Fridays, 7 PM, open mike. Sat 5/25, 7:30 PM, Jer Hollister. Sat 6/1, 7:30 PM, Common Ground. 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. Fri 5/24, 6 PM, Tossers, Deals Gone Bad, Siderunners, Vortis. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Mogwai, Miighty Flashlight. Sun 5/26, 6 PM, Honor System, Story So Far, Ste. Catherines, Fourth Rotor. Tue 5/28, 7 PM, Downers. Wed 5/29, 6 PM, the Oath, Punch in the Face, Memento Mori, 14 or Fight, Eske. Thu 5/30, 6 PM, Will Haven, Keepsake, Openhand, Frontside. Fri 5/31, 6 PM, the Stereo, Red Hot Valentines, Retro Morning, Snails. Sat 6/1, 5 PM, Big Wig, Stereotyperider, Jersey, Knockout, No Trigger; 10 PM, I Love Rich, Mexican Cheerleader, Expatriates. Sun 6/2, 8 PM, Evil Beaver, Cutthroats 09, Loraxx, No. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Kevin Gordon Band, Switchback, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Tarbox Ramblers. Tue 5/28, 8:30 PM, open stage hosted by Link Freeman with Michael Kent Smith. Wed 5/29, 8 PM, Devil in a Woodpile, Paulina Hollers. Thu 5/30, 8:30 PM, Radication, Muse Between. Fri 5/31, 9:30 PM, Shaggers. 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: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 5/24, Mabel Mabel. Sat 5/25, Kojo. Fri 5/31, Kraig Kenning Trio. Sat 6/1, Shards. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/24, Harmony Riley. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 5/31, Maggie Speaks. 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 5/24, Prompt. Sat 5/25, Rotgut, Bonfire Express. Wed 5/29, Michael Columbia. Sat 6/1, Red Wigglers, Ad Roc Committee, Myband. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 5/24 and Fri 5/31, 5:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Jeremy Rill & Ben Hartman. Tue 5/28, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Sat 5/25, 7:30 PM, Nakia Reynoso; 10 PM, Alex Tims. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & James Cebastien; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jeff Roscoe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 5/29, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Thu 5/30, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. Fri 5/31, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Alex Tims. 773-348-1053.

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

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Little Roach. Wed 5/29, 9:30 PM, Kerri Grant (no cover). Thu 5/30, 9:30 PM, Melissa Rose. 773-871-4210.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/24, Eric Howell & the Implants, the Pocket. Sat 5/25, Cathy Braaten, Radio Flyer. Thu 5/30, Zapruder Point, Radio Hour. Fri 5/31, Big Hello, Ruth Buzzy & Andy Woods. Sat 6/1, Zen Darlings, Purrbox. 773-472-5139.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Family of Souls. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, Leah Galyean Band. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Sweet Jane. 773-883-0304.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Round Ups. Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, Meat Purveyors (see Spot Check), Sally Timms; 12:30 AM, DJ La-Z Boi. Mon 5/27, 10 PM, Cantina (no cover). Thu 5/30, 9:30 PM, Low Skies, Rope, Mark Shippy. Fri 5/31, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Mark Anderson, Hensley Sturgis. Sat 6/1, 9:30 PM, Olo, Dallas Orbiter, Kristen Ronne. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, open mike with Second Nature. Thu 5/30, Remedy. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sat 5/25, Speargrass, Calico Cats, RCB. Sun 5/26, Rock Show (Beatle tribute), Chrome. Wednesdays, open mike. Thu 5/30, Hacks. Sat 6/1, Friends of Pete, Hat Guys. 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.

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. Thu 5/30, Paul Allodi, Steve Roth. Fri 5/31, Paul McKinney Band. 630-573-0220.

HOULIHAN'S 125 Old Orchard Arcade, Skokie: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 5/30, Jon Gram. 847-674-5490.

HOULIHAN'S Woodfield Mall, 1901 Golf, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 5/30, Steve Roth & Michelle Rante. 847-605-0002.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/24, 7:30 PM, Brothers Johnson, Phat Phunktion. Sat 5/25, Leftover Salmon, Garaj Mahal. Wed 5/29, Glenn Lewis, Floetry. Fri 5/31 and Sat 6/1, Al Green. Sun 6/2, 8:30 PM, Luciano, Toots & the Maytals, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Stone Love, Tony Rebel, Dean Fraser. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 4:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Dave Tamkin & the PPC. 312-923-2000.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Thu 5/30, 8:30 PM, Anny. 773-935-2118.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Sun 5/26, Seefari. Mondays, open mike. 312-266-2400.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Nobody's Business. Fri 5/31, Joe Jammer's Adventure Time Trio. 708-389-7810.

JAVA OASIS 2240 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, 7 PM, People's Vocal Reactionary Liberation Movement hosted by Danny Devine & discopoet Khari B. 312-328-1216.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 5/24, Thief on the Right, Greenstreet, Co-Defendants, Phineus Gage, DJs Jumpin' James & Eddy Carlos. Sat 5/25, Finneus, Flapjacks, Garbo Swag. Sun 5/26, Left Undone. Thu 5/30, Dave & Rae Band. Fri 5/31, Night Ranger. Sat 6/1, Hairbangers' Ball with Atomic Punks. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-477-3330.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/24, Cycle Something, Locals, Gidgets Ga-Ga. Sat 5/25, Old #8, Dash (see Spot Check), Blue Marvin. Thu 5/30, Freshwater Collins. Fri 5/31, Somewhere In Between, Oval Opus, Bucko 5. Sat 6/1, Rubber, Stigma Doll. Sun 6/2, Cryin' Souls, 100 Vertical Feet, Groovatron. 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.

LINCOLN SQUARE LANES 4874 N. Lincoln: Sat 6/1, 10 PM, Polkaholics. 773-561-8191.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Head Down, King Candy, Pousto. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Relax Boy, I Decline, Milk Plow. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Soulfix, Mer. Wed 5/29, 9 PM, Bad Dog, Kick the Cat. Thu 5/30, 9:30 PM, E-Mics, Sonic Voodoo (no cover). Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Pete Special Band. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, Sara Hollister Band, Rebel Peasants, BLT. Sun 6/2, 7 PM, Wozfest. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Chris Whitley, Darden Smith, Gary Stier. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Dr. Didg, Diplomats of Solid Sound. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Bill Bruford's Earthworks (see Critic's Choice). Wed 5/29, 9:30 PM, Mike Clark with Fareed Haque, Brian Haas & Reed Mathis, B-Side Players. Thu 5/30, 9 PM, Whiskey Kitchen, Kevin O'Brien, Second Nature. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Living Daylights, 56 Hope Road. Sat 6/1, 9 PM, "Big Fish Little Fish Vol. 2" with Kelly Hogan, Antje, Heather's Damage, Katie Todd, Ripley Caine, Anne Harris, Summer Chance, Melissa Rose Zeimer, Aerin Tedesco, Lauren Brombert, Dremana. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 5/24, 7 PM, Custom, Pound of Flesh, Monovox. Sat 5/25, 6:30 PM, Left Setter, Swidden, Illroot, F.O.S.; 11 PM, DJ Abel, Alan T & the Tepura with the Gus Giordano Dancers. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Stripping the Pistol, Audiovent, Synge, Exo. Thu 5/30, 9 PM, Mighty Fine Machine, Liftpoint, American Motherload, Blue Nova. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Luna, Sonic Boom. Sat 6/1, 6:30 PM, the Dog & Everything, Knockout, Trubbled Hubble, Fertility. Sun 6/2, 7 PM, . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Secret Machine, Del Rey. 773-549-0203.

METRO DELI & CAFE Union Station, Canal & Adams: Music at 3:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Guitarman Dave. Fri 5/31, Neil Rose Band. 312-655-0600.

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

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

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. Wednesdays, karaoke hosted by Teri Garcia. 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. Sat 5/25, 3:30 PM, Voices. Sun 5/26, 3:30 PM, 4 Man Band; 8 PM, Big Hello. Mon 5/27, 5 PM, BBI. Thu 5/30, 6 PM, Hillbillys From Space. Fri 5/31, 8 PM, Wild Ones. Sat 6/1, 3:30 PM, Subversives; 8 PM, Mary Ann & the Professors. Sun 6/2, 3:30 PM, Twist & Shout; 8 PM, Crosswind. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/24, 5:30 PM, Bucky Halker (no cover); 10 PM, Sally Timms, Delafields, Cattle Queen. Fri 5/31, 9 PM, Genral Patton & his Privates, Broken Finger, Manservant. Sat 6/1, 9 PM, Robbie Fulks, Gary Stire; the Pages (late set). 847-869-0450.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 8 PM, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 5/30 with Minna Bromberg, Xan). Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Resentments, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, Wes Hollywood Show, National Drag, Simpletons, Release the Kraken. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, benefit for WLUW with Slantwise, Gidgets Ga-Ga, Carbon 4, America's #1 Sweetheart, Sons of Jor-El, Janus. Sun 5/26, 9 PM, Slackers, 3rd Eyelanders; Dirty MF & the Smoking Section (late set). Mondays, 2 AM, DJ Dan spins metal. Wed 5/29, 10 PM, Dixie Witch, Hustler, Velcro Lewis & his 100 Proof Band. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Dan Darrah, Milkplow, Ensemble Exu. Sun 6/2, 8:30 PM, Dorian Gray, Self Destruct Sequence, My Education. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Sat 5/25, 3 PM, Dope, Macabre, Six, Skinless, Bludgeon, Smoke, Contraption 7, Shaded Gray, Orion 9, Imperial DLX, Slitheryn (all-ages show). 708-756-0600.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Sun 5/26, 5 PM, Garden of Dreams, Yuppster, Flashbulb, I Decline (benefit for Daniel & Zorica Holmes). 708-388-8881.

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 5/24, Fort Rile Dog, New Love Designers. Sat 5/25, Raven House. Sun 5/26, Sonnets, Junk Peddlers. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Big Daddy Shag. Wed 5/29, Emulsion, Dilated, Nookleptia. Thu 5/30, Weather Field. Fri 5/31, Creepy D. Sat 6/1, Pete Berwick & the Renegades. Sun 6/2, Trapeze Unit. 773-486-9862.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Thu 5/30, 8 PM, "Singer Spotlight North Shore" with Rebecca Nixon, Lisa Jo Swanson, Kate Milan, and Connie Olson. 847-266-1313.

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY'S 1850 Waukegan, Glenview: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 5/25, Oysters Rockefeller. 847-486-1007.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/25, Matthew McBride. Sat 6/1, Devlin & Dietel. 847-622-8888.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Paul Allodi. Sat 5/25, Shawn "Hutch" Hutchings. Fri 5/31, Devlin & Dietel. Sat 6/1, Julie Dutchak & Dave Tamkin. 847-605-9900.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Arrivals, Tale of Genji, Dutchmen. Sat 5/25, Seconds, Thrall. Sun 5/26, Lying in States, Crush Kill Destroy, We Are Fearless Men, While They Slept. Wed 5/29, Filament Circus Sound, Stardeath, Sasquatch Telepath. Thu 5/30, L'Spaerow, Riddle of Steel, Goodboy Suit, One Day Forever. Fri 5/31, Phenoms, Hacksaw, Vulture. Sat 6/1, Leon Chance & the Longshots, Descendro Allegro, Prehistorics. Sun 6/2, 10 PM, Miss Lonelyhearts. 773-248-3093.

PUFFER'S 3356 S. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Steve V. 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 5/25, Shady Grove. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry La Croix. Wed 5/29, Bible of the Devil, Imipolex G. Sat 6/1, 9:30 PM, South of No North, Five Dollar Foundation, Saving Face. 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.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. 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.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Sun 5/26, Knomadz, Profound, Sidewalk Scholars. Fri 5/31, Second Nature, Jack Straw. 847-392-6446.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Abalone Penguin, Othercide, Cane Corso. 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 5/24, 10 PM, Richard Buckner with Penny Jo Buckner, Rebecca Gates, Winter Blanket. Sat 5/25, 5 PM, Indiepop Fest with Troubled Hubble, Paper Moon, Icicles; 10 PM, Mark Eitzel, Tim Easton. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Indiepop Fest with Kleenex Girl Wonder, Aden, Currituck County. Mon 5/27, 8 PM, Owen with Mike Kinsella, DMS, Steve Holmes, Blake Zweig. Tue 5/28, 9 PM, Bevel, Spokane, Broken Hips. Wed 5/29, 8 PM, Volta Do Mar, Jai Alai, Azalia Snail. Thu 5/30, 9 PM, I Am the World Trade Center, Busy Signals, Triangle. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Cheer-Accident, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Check Engine. Sat 6/1, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, Asylum Street Spankers, Golden Arm Trio. Sun 6/2, 8 PM, Beki Hemingway, Mark Johnson. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 6/1, Slip Mickey. 630-372-2900.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Alejandra & Aeron (see Critic's Choice). 312-666-0795 or 773-227-3617.

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

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 5/24, 10 PM, 3rd Eyelanders, Zzaje, Concept Ali, Divine Definition, DJ Form. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, J.U.I.C.E. Sun 5/26, 8 PM, "Leather Dance II" with DJ Chilly Winters. Tue 5/28, 11 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Pacifics, DJ D-Double, Lyric District, Typical Cats, Organic Thoughts, Contraband. 773-278-6600.

T. PATRICK MURPHY'S 9953 Southwest Hwy., Oak Lawn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/24, Eat a Peach (Allman Brothers tribute). Sat 5/25, Bag of Tricks. Fri 5/31, Stevie Starlite. 630-495-1171.

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

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

T'S 5025 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-3 PM, Dylan Rice. 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. Fri 5/24, Chris Gilmartin, Jen Dainton. Sat 5/25, 6 PM, Margot Wagner; 8 PM, Jimbo Delta; 9 PM, Sunnyside Up. Sun 5/26, Leslie Nuss, Julie Frost, Dan Israel. Mondays, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 5/30, Casolando. Fri 5/31, Colleen Sexto, Trina Hamlin, Mark Dignam. Sat 6/1, Toy Band. Sun 6/2, Kristin Shout. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/24, Daily Bridge Club, Stylus, Blue New World. Sat 5/25, Differents. Tuesdays, DJ Swayed spins glam. Wednesdays, rock 'n' roll karaoke. 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.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Layman's Terms. Saturdays, open mike. Fri 5/31, Blair's Rollover. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/24, 5 PM, Rico; 9:30 PM, Flex Crew. Sat 5/25, Carl Brown. Sundays, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, DJ Field Marshal, Cojo. Thursdays, Zeleke. Fri 5/31, Carl Brown, Deals Gone Bad. Sat 6/1, Baaro, Aswah Greggori. 773-327-4273.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Chicago Songwriters' Collective benefit concert with Mighty Joe Beatty, Sandy Andina, Michael Plischka, Herb Gaines, Rudy & Janet, Marcia Krieger, Nancy Antevski, Ron Hayden, Mark Buerschaper & others. 773-271-0401.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 5/24, Freekbass, DJ Easy Go. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Bill Quateman; 10 PM, Soul Slipper, Seed Band. Sun 5/26, Mobile Chicken Party Unit, Vitamin A, Groovatron. Wed 5/29, 8 PM, Groovatron. Thu 5/30, Helen's Promise. Fri 5/31, Om Trio, Smokestack. Sat 6/1, Homunculus, Byter, Sonar Wave Lab. 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. 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. Sun 5/26, 10 PM, DJ Nosmo. 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. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 5/24, Braxton Holmes, Steve Melvage. Sat 5/25, DJs Andre Harris & Heather Doble, 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, DJs spin hip-hop. Sat 5/25, Justin Long. Wed 5/29, DJs Sage, Focus, KC, Flipside & Poolside spin jungle and drum 'n' bass. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays, 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.

BLONDE 820 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mario. 312-226-4500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 5 AM Saturdays, until 4 AM Sundays through Thursdays. 312-475-9800.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Eddie spins hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O spins hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Sundays, DJs Eddie & Freddie O. Wednesdays, DJs Mr. D, Kosmo & Beezwax. Thursdays, DJ Izzi (no cover). 773-477-3661.

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

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. 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.

CLYBAR 2417 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM; no cover. Sundays, Family Chicago DJs spin house. Thursdays, DJs spin soul and funk. 773-388-1877.

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 5/24, DJ Frique, DJ Hiroki. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch, Chris Laino. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure (in the mezzanine), DJs Michael Serafini & Freddie Bain. Fri 5/31, Timo Maas, Leon Alexander. 312-413-7000.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Mon 5/27, 10 PM, "Play" with Mike Rosey. 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: 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.

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 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: Fri 5/24, 11 PM, Seb Fontaine, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 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 9 PM-2 AM nightly, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Scratch n' Sniff. Saturdays, Melting Pot with DJs Mass Transit & Spinello. 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. Fridays, DJ Izzi. Saturdays, Croatian Sensations. Thursdays, DJ Prado. 773-477-3330.

KATACOMB 1909 N. Lincoln: DJs spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Brent, Jig & Ryan. Wednesdays, DJ Ffar spins house. 312-337-4040.

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

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, Moa Anbessa Sound System with General Jah Son, Marcus Iya & Rankin' Stranjah. 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 synthpop and electro industrial. Saturdays, DJ $#&@! spins industrial. Sun 5/26, DJ Rob Kokot. 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. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, "Selector's Choice: 3hree" with DJs Jesse de la Pena, Jeremy Sole's Musaics, Shon Dervis, Form & Lifelike. 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. Thursdays, DJs Kenny Carvajal & Oscar McMillan. 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 5/24, DJs Luc Raymond, Mazi, 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 and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Sat 5/25, Chris Fortier, Mixmaster Morris. Sundays, Anthony Jones & Anthony Williams. Wednesdays, DJs Johnny Chaos & Agent 47. Thursdays, Christopher Robin, Devo, Kid Chaos, Mark Mayhem, Coleman Burditt & Heather Doble. Sat 6/1, Max Graham. 312-733-6699.

SAYAT NOVA 157 E. Ohio: Sat 5/25, 10:30 PM-4 AM, DJ Burak spins Arab & Spanish dance music with percussionist Takla. 773-381-7171.

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, Norman Rockwell & Shon Dervis spin hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul. Wednes-days, 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 5/24, Darrell Woodson, Brad Owen. Sat 5/25, Dayhota, Carl Michaels. Sun 5/26, Jeff Craven, Dave Brock, Brian Borden. Mon 5/27, Mystic Bill & DJ Pajama Party, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin mod, 70s and 80s metal, and British punk & new wave. Thu 5/30, Chris Gin, Dave Brock. Fri 5/31, Darrell Woodson, Michael Serafini. Sat 6/1, Justin Long, Alexander East. Sun 6/2, DJ Erin, DJ Aberlin. 773-549-4140.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Alex. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (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.

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. Mondays, open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, DJs Artek, Norman Rockwell, Mary Jane, D-Double & Verb spin hip-hop. Thursdays, spoken word hosted by Jordan Taggart with DJs D-Double & Alo. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Karlito. Saturdays, DJ Therm. Sundays, Form & DJ 8. Mondays, DJ Dan. Wednesdays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul & hip-hop. 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. 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.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. 312-337-3223.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 5/24, Derrick Carter, Luke Soloman, DJs Justin Long, Sativa & Shon Dervis. Sat 5/25, Jon Cowan, Keith Lotta & Dmitry Lovebone, DJs Andre Harris, Tobias & PNS. Sundays, DJ Jesse de la Pena, DJ Uncle Milty. Fri 5/31, Traxx, DJs Justin Long, Sativa & Shon Dervis. Sat 6/1, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith, DJs Andre Harris, Tobias, Bear Who? & PNS. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

JIM DEWAN Free concert. Fri 5/24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JERRY DOUGLAS BAND, CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Sun 6/2, 4 and 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KAT EGGLESTON Sat 5/25, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

PHRANC, LUCIE BLUE TREMBLAY, PRINCE MYSHKINS, WAXER, MOSES, JOHN HASBROUCK perform at Queer Is Folk Festival II, hosted by Scott Free. Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MARTIN SIMPSON Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Hardtimes. Thu 5/30, 9 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins with Lawrence Peters. 312-226-6666.

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

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 5/31, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 5/26, Willy Phillips & the Mad Cowboys. 773-384-2547.

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

CARRAIG Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: No cover. Fri 5/31, 9:30 PM, Brendan Loughrey. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-687-9323.

CELTIC CROSSING 751 N. Clark: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Switchback. 312-337-1005.

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. 773-878-3343.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/24, Brendan Loughrey & friends. Sat 5/25, Dooley Brothers. Fri 5/31, Velvet Green. 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: Sat 6/1, 9 PM, BR5-49, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-Ins with Lawrence Peters, Carolyn Mark & her Roommates. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 5/25, Small Potatoes. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Sundays, open mike hosted by Fred. 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: Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, Morgan. Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-883-0304.

HOTTI BISCOTTI 3545 W. Fullerton: Music at 8 PM; no cover. 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.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Larkin Brothers. Sun 5/26, Donnybrook. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish session. Thursdays, 9 PM, Kelly. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 5/27, 9 PM, John Daley, Liz Knowles, Brendan Bulger & Jim DeWan (no cover). Tue 5/28, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 5/25, 8 PM, David Golan & Jonathan Shanes. 773-743-3355.

PEGGY KINNANE'S 8 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Irish pub and restaurant with popular and traditional music at 9:15 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays, 1-4 PM, traditional Irish session (no cover). 847-577-7733.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Tue 5/28, 8:30 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Band. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Outlaw Family Band. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 5/24, 10 PM, Richard Buckner with Penny Jo Buckner, Rebecca Gates, Winter Blanket. Sun 6/2, 8 PM, Beki Hemingway, Mark Johnson. 773-525-2508.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 5/24, Amy Beth. Fri 5/31, Strong Voices. 630-969-9720.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL See page 54.

COMMUNITY RENEWAL CHORUS, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN Benefit concert. Sun 6/2, 3 PM, Merle Reskin Theatre, DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo. 312-427-4830, ext. 1302.

GOSPEL OPEN MIKE hosted by Dr. Groove. Sat 6/1, 3 PM, Room at the Cross Church, 1432 W. 87th. 773-881-8883.

FERNANDO JONES Free concert. Tue 5/28, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LOUISIANA RED Free concert. Fri 5/31, 4 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LIZ MANDVILLE GREESON Free in-store performance with author Tina L. Jens. Wed 5/29, 4 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

MID-SOUTH BLUES FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

WAILING WALTER & THE BLUES SCREAMERS Free concert. Wed 5/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Band. Fri 5/31, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Band. 312-642-6805.

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

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 708-848-2801.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mon 5/27, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 5/28, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thu 5/30, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 5/31 and Sat 6/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott & Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 5/28, Charlie Love Band with Grana Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band. Fri 5/31 and Sat 6/1, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Sun 5/26, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 5/27, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 5/28, Chico Banks. Wed 5/29, Biscuit & the Mix. Thu 5/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 5/31, Mad Dog Lester, Matthew Skoller. Sat 6/1, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. 773-528-1012.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sun 5/26 and Sun 6/2, noon, Eric Noden. 312-226-6666.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 5/24, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Chubby Carrier, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 5/25, 6:30 PM, Studebaker John; 10 PM, Bill Perry, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sun 5/26, Vino Louden. Tue 5/28, Biscuit & the Mix. Wed 5/29, Matthew Skoller. Thu 5/30, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor; 10:30 PM, Carl Weathersby. Fri 5/31, 2:30 PM, John Primer; 5 PM, Nick Moss; 8 PM, Larry McCray; 10 PM, John Mooney. Sat 6/1, 11 AM, blues brunch with Willie Kent & the Gents; 2 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove; 5 PM, Matthew Skoller; 8:30 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys; 11:30 PM, Magic Slim. Sun 6/2, 3:30 PM, Joe Moss; 7 PM, the Buzz; 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 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 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/24, Curtis Salgado. Sat 5/25, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Fri 5/31, W.C. Clark. Sat 6/1, Charlie Love. 630-513-0074.

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.

CRUISER'S 38498 Sheridan, Beach Park: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-244-4991.

CURLY'S 499 Pennsylvania, Glen Ellyn: Fri 5/31, 9:30 PM, Big Daddy & the Real Gone Guys. 630-790-4878.

DEEP BLUE Prairie Rock Brewing Company, 1385 N. Meacham, Schaumburg: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/31 and Sat 6/1, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-605-9900.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Live bands play after 9:30 PM on Fridays and 10 PM on Saturdays. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Eric Lurie. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 5/29, 8 PM, Devil in a Woodpile, Paulina Hollers. 708-788-2118.

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

FOUNDRY Trio Room Martini Bar, 85 Executive Dr., Aurora: No cover. Sat 6/1, 8:30 PM, Professor John. 630-978-2088.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9:30 PM on Fridays, 9 PM on Saturdays. Sat 5/25, Brian Templeton. Sat 6/1, Howard Scott & the World Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. Fri 5/31, B.K. Elmore, Rock Bottom. 773-489-5471.

GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA & SPORTS BAR 1131 Sibley, Dolton: Sundays, 8 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Killer Ray & Crumar. 708-841-5000.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Howard Scott & the World Band. 773-395-0066.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 5/28, 8:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Blues (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam hosted by Lenny Spatafore (no cover). Sat 6/1, 9:30 PM, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Thu 5/30, 9:30 PM, Big Time Sarah, Zora Young. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Billy Boy Arnold, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Sat 6/1, 10 PM, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Little Smokey Smothers, Jimmy Dawkins & Byther Smith. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 10 PM. Fri 5/24, Blue Mirror Band. Sat 5/25, Big G & the Real Deal. Sun 5/26, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mon 5/27, Joanna Connor. Tue 5/28, Brian Templeton. Wed 5/29, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Fri 5/31, Chicago Playboys. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fri 5/31, 9:30 PM, Vini & the Demons. 312-245-0333.

ISAAC HAYES 739 N. Clark: Music after 9 PM. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Preston Shannon. 312-266-2400.

JOE'S BACK DOOR LOUNGE 236 N. Mannheim, Bellwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sundays, Masheen Co. Band. Tue 5/28, Blind Lemon Pledge. 708-547-1456.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

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: Saturdays, 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 Junior. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, blues jam with Frank Pellegrino Band. Tuesdays, Sam Cockrell & the Groove with Chris James. Wednesdays, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats, Jimmy Burns. Thu 5/30, Larry McCray (live radio broadcast), Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Fri 5/31 and Sat 6/1, Larry McCray. 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.

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 5/30, 9 PM, Lindsey Alexander. Fri 5/31, 9 PM, Keith Scott Band. Sat 6/1, 9 PM, Transmission. 630-446-4001.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 5/29, 6 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. 312-595-7437.

NEW IMLA LOUNGE 1116 W. 51st: Mondays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-373-3841.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 5/25, Jimmy Burns. Sat 6/1, King Corey. 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.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 5/25, Ken Saydak Trio. Wed 5/29, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 6/1, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 5/24, Magic Red & the Voodoo Tribe. Sat 5/25, Brother John Band. Wed 5/29, Jim Anderson. Fri 5/31, Anthony Gomes. Sat 6/1, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. 815-477-0340.

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.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, pro jam with Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-743-3355.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and 9:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Chico Banks. Sundays, noon, gospel brunch; 9:30 PM, blues jam with Tom Holland's Big Blue (no cover). Wed 5/29, Alan Batts Band. Thu 5/30, Mississippi Heat. Fri 5/31, John Sinclair, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Sat 6/1 and Sun 6/2, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 773-645-5200.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM on Saturdays. Fri 5/24, Willie Buck & Johnny B. Moore (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/25, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sun 5/26, Sharon Lewis. Tue 5/28, 11 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 5/30, pro jam hosted by Eddie Taylor Jr. with Ariyo, Lurrie Bell. Fri 5/31, Kinsey Report. Sat 6/1, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 6/2, Louisiana Red, Devil in a Woodpile. 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.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-566-7000.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 5/24, Steepwater Band. Sat 5/25, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Fri 5/31, Pistol Pete. Sat 6/1, Maurice John Vaughn. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 5/24, Jimmy Cole's Blue Light Special with Brian Wilke, Michael Krayniak & Bret Zwier. Sat 5/25, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Fri 5/31, Billy Flynn Blues Band with Dusty Brown. 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

ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH VICTOR GOINES Fri 5/31, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park and Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MWATA BOWDEN Tue 5/28, 7:30 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

OSCAR BROWN JR. & MAGGIE BROWN, REGIE GIBSON, TED JONES and others perform as part of "Bridging the Gap Between Poetry and Rap: Part 2;" free admission. Sun 6/2, 1 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-745-2080.

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND DUO Thu 5/30, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-427-1676.

RANDY CRAWFORD, MICHAEL LINGTON Fri 5/31, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

LOUS Free concert. Fri 5/24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BRANFORD MARSALIS Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

YOKO NOGE Free in-store performances. Fri 5/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 5/31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

RITUAL TRIO Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Ascension Loft, 17 N. Elizabeth. 312-226-5688.

KIM WATERS Free concert. Thu 5/30, 5:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-645-9686.

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.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 5/24, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Wayne Jones, Tom Hope & Dan Delorenzo; 5 PM, Kathy Kosins Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Sat 5/25, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Kathy Kosins Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, 8 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 5/29, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Franz Jackson with Joe Johnson, Dan Delorenzo & Bob Cousins; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thu 5/30, noon, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City Allstars; 9 PM, Mike Smith/Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 5/31, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Wayne Jones & Doug Hayes; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 6/1, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Juli Wood Quintet. 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.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 5/30, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 708-848-2801.

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 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Detour. Sun 5/26 and Mon 5/27, Jade. Tue 5/28 through Sat 6/1, 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 5/29, WesBound Trane. 630-406-0008.

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

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Cook County Jazz Commission. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Alphonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan. 312-226-6666.

BROWN ROOM 7150 S. Exchange: Cafe with live jazz; no cover. Sat 5/25, 2-4 PM, Room Service Jazz Ensemble with Mike Donaby, Thaddeus Gaines, Robert Wilkens & Marcus Burks. 773-731-9801.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Tue 5/28, Juli Wood Trio. Thu 5/30, Scott Burns/Pete Benson Trio. Fri 5/31, Tito Carillo Quartet. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 5/24, 8:30 PM, Ester Hana Duo. Sat 5/25, 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. 847-647-8282.

CHEF'S STATION 915 Davis, Evanston: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, John Kregor/Alex Bednarke Duo. 847-570-9838.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music 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 2115 N. Milwaukee: Tue 5/28, 7 PM, double guitarist Scott Stenten. 773-252-4747.

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.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, Gus Friedlander & friends. 773-878-3343.

1800 CLUB 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Razzemetazz (no cover). 847-733-7900.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 5/28, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wed 5/29, 9:30 PM, Nicolas Collins (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 5/24, Airborne. Sat 5/25, Trio du Jour. Fri 5/31, John Mose Trio. Sat 6/1, WesBound Trane. 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY Maple & Rte. 53, Lisle: Music at 7:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Nate Stelton Duo. 630-435-5288.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 5/26, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Kelly Cronin. 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 5/30, 7:30 PM, Sam Burckhardt 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 5/27, Farid & Los Maneros. 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 5/24, Demos Petropoulos Organ Trio. Sat 5/25, Alejandro Urzagaste Quartet. Fri 5/31, Joey Dunna & Top Shelf. 773-262-5767.

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 5/24, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mike Jones Trio; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Mike Jones Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 5/26, 2 PM, Chicago Jazz Composers Collective with Kathy Kelly Quintet, Karl Montzka Quartet; 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Mon 5/27, 9 PM, Terry Callier & Beyond. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 5/29, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 5/31, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sheila Jordan; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Sheila Jordan; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sun 5/26, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7 PM). 312-362-9707.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9 PM. Sun 5/26, Don Tisch Quintet. Sun 6/2, Jeff Chan Trio. 773-935-2118.

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

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

JAMADA 241 Lake, Bloomingdale: 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 5/24 through Sun 5/26, Tom Harrell Quintet. Tue 5/28 through Sun 6/2, Terell Stafford Quintet. 312-670-2473.

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

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fri 5/24, 9:30 PM, Hinda Hoffman. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sundays, noon, Tim Green Trio. Mondays, 8:30 PM, George Fludas, Dennis Carroll, Jodie Christian, Scott Burns. Wed 5/29, 8 PM, Bobby Broom & Matt Pinizotto. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Brumbach, Randy Tressler, Matt Ferguson & Nori Tanaka. Fri 5/31, 9:30 PM, Matt Pinizotto Organ Trio. 773-348-7592.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Tue 5/28, 9 PM, Mike Ferro's Town Sound. 773-871-3757.

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 5/26, 8 PM, Bill Bruford's Earthworks (see Critic's Choice), Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Living Daylights, 56 Hope Road. Sun 6/2, 8:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 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 with Bruce Oscar Quartet. 630-571-3600.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Wed 5/29, 4:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Steve Million. 312-565-6665.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 9:30 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Wed 5/29, 7 PM, John Mose Trio. 630-446-4001.

MR. B'S Ramada Inn, 300 Frontage, Burr Ridge. Fridays, 8 PM, jazz performance workshop (no cover). 630-325-2900.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 4 PM, "Unusual Pairings" hosted by William Perry (5/26 with Jeff Parker Group; 6/2 with Harrison Bankhead & Martha Stahl). 773-743-3355.

OAKFIELD CHARHOUSE 27 W 371 North Ave., West Chicago: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Julie Ponce Trio. Sat 5/25, Sandy Mazolla 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 5/24 and Sat 5/25, John McLean Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Kevin O'Donnell Trio. Thursdays, Jeff Parker Trio. Fri 5/31 and Sat 6/1, Deep Blue. 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. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Nicole Kestler Quartet. Sat 5/25, 9 PM, Corky McClerkin Trio. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe Trio. Wed 5/29, 8:30 PM, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thu 5/30, 8:30 PM, Alison Ruble. Fri 5/31, 9 PM, Tuey Connell Quartet. Sat 6/1, 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 5/24, Frank Portolese Trio. Tue 5/28, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 5/31, Gerlad McClendon Quartet. Sat 6/1, Tuey Connell Trio. 847-266-1313.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: No cover. Fri 5/24, 9 PM, Tunia & Jazz Solution. Sundays, 10 PM, open jam with Jeremy Callner Trio. Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Todd Boyce Quartet. 773-276-9730.

LE RELAIS 3925 N. Lincoln: Music after 8 PM. Fri 5/24, Don Tisch Trio. 773-665-8965.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Sun 5/26, 7 PM, Jenifer French & the Jazz Daddies (tribute to Peggy Lee). 773-271-9944.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Restaurant. Fri 5/24, 7:30 PM, Mood Swing Quartet with Bob Thornton. 312-491-1122.

7TH HEAVEN CAFE 4904 W. Oakton, Skokie: Thursdays, 8 PM, John Goldman's Special Interest Group. 847-329-0478.

SHEBEAN KING BOHEMIAN CAFE 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Sat 6/1, 8 PM, open mike with the Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble. 312-263-1649.

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.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Thu 5/30, 9 PM, Mats Gustafsson. 773-862-3616.

TRATTORIA LUIGI'S 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartette. 847-991-7006.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 5/27, Ryan Shultz Quartet. 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 5/24, Jeb Bishop Trio. Sat 5/25, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Thu 5/30, East Side Project with Savoir Faire. Fri 5/31, Anders Svanoe Quintet. Sat 6/1, Tricolor. 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.

VINCITORI'S 14 N. Cass, Westmont: Restaurant with music at 8 PM. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, Eldee Young-Marshall Vente Trio. 630-663-9467.

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

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Fri 5/31, 10 PM, Om Trio. 773-929-1300.

international

concerts

SUSHMITA ARUNKUMAR Bharatha Natayam Dance Recital with students of Indian Classical Music and Dance; free admission. Sat 6/1, 11 PM, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd., Lemont. 708-798-2025.

MOMAND Afghan music concert. Sat 6/1, 7 PM, Dara Tribal Village Store, 1505 W. Chicago. 312-850-3272.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE Sat 5/25, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-738-1503.

YANG WEI & BETTY XIANG perform on pipa and erhu, with violinist Anthea Kreston, cellist Jason Duckles, and pianist Jonathan Yates. Sun 6/2, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-575-8000.

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.

ANGELINA RISTORANTE 3561 N. Broadway: Tuesdays, 7 PM, accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino & bassist Liz Payne. 773-935-5933.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Mauro Frosio Ensemble. 773-736-3033.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 5/25, 10 PM, Haitian music with Ydnac. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 5/25, 5 PM, Raiz Viva; 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Tue 5/28, 8 PM, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. 312-362-9707.

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.

TOWN HOUSE BOOKS & CAFE 105 N. 2nd, Saint Charles: Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Goran Ivanovic. 630-584-8603.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 7 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Mercurio spins Latin pop (Tue 5/28, 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

CANTATE Benjamin Rivera conducts a free concert (Barber, Britten, Hindemith, Lauridsen). Sat 6/1, 7:30 PM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. Sun 6/2, 3 PM, Glenview New Church, 74 Park Dr., Glenview. Sun 6/2, 7:30 PM, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine, Winnetka. 847-475-8606.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober conducts Handel's Water Music. Sun 5/26, 3 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-922-5570.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CONCERT CHOIR (Bernstein, Faure, and others). Sat 6/1, 7:30 PM, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park. 312-849-8300, ext. 233.

CHICAGO CHORALE Bruce Tammen, conductor (Grieg, Brahms, Byrd, Messiaen, Palestrina, Vaughan Williams). Sun 6/2, 8 PM, Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn. 773-493-6451.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Bach, Beethoven, Wolf, Tymoczko, Dutilleux, Becerra-Schmidt). Sun 5/26, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tue 5/28, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 5/24, 1:30 PM, Sat 5/25, 8 PM, and Tue 5/28, 7:30 PM, Ivan Fischer, conductor, with oboist Alex Klein (Haydn, R. Strauss, Stravinsky). Thu 5/30 through Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with guitarist John Williams (Debussy, Takemitsu, Rodrigo, Halffter). See Critic's Choice. "Pre-concert conversations" take place one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO QUINTET Fri 5/31, 6:30 PM, Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Dr. 312-742-7529.

CLASSICAL/FANFARE BRASS ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Thu 5/30, 6:30 PM, Trebes Park, 2250 N. Clifton. 312-742-7529.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMBINED CHOIRS Wed 5/29, 8 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY Thu 5/30, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ENSO STRING QUARTET in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Schubert, Brahms). Free admission. Wed 5/29, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

TOM FARRELL guitar (Aguado, Mertz, Ponce, Takemitsu). Sun 5/26, 3 PM, Dickenson Hall, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center, 100 E. Old Mill, Lake Forest. 847-295-1640.

GLENBARD WEST HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER MUSICIANS AND PLAYERS William Ortega conducts Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. Thu 5/30 and Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent, Glen Ellyn. 630-469-8600. Sun 6/2, 3 PM, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph, Oak Park. 708-848-4741.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE Sat 6/1, 8 PM, First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn. 312-573-1518.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Lukas Vondracek (Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky). Fri 5/31 and Sat 6/1, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE Daniel Wallenberg, conductor (Monteverdi, Rossini, Tucker, and others). Sun 6/2, 7:30 PM, Winnetka Woman's Club, 485 Maple, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO EMERITUS ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Bruch). Fri 5/31, 10 AM, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NEW HORIZONS BAND Charles Hawes conducts a free concert (Spears, Gounod, Sousa). Thu 5/30, 7:30 PM, North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield. 847-446-3822.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL Free admission. Fri 5/31, 8 PM, concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR Carrie E. Kirby, conductor (Haydn, Copland). Sun 5/26, 7 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-965-3155.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE OPERA WORKSHOP Jeordano Martinez conducts a program of opera excerpts. Sun 6/2, 7 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5300.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM presents Mozart's Abduction From the Seraglio. Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC MARATHON features members of Ensemble Apartment House, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and Eighth Blackbird with the Pacifica Quartet, the Bugallo-Williams Duo, and others in a program of contemporary music (Boulez, Wolman, and others). Free admission. Sun 5/26, 4-10 PM, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 1967 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-4819 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS AND CHORUS (Jannequin, Hindemith, Vaughan Williams). Sat 6/1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John Lynch, conductor (Husa and others). Thu 5/30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with cellist Ryan Sweeney (Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich). Fri 5/31, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RAVINIA BOX OFFICE OPENING DAY features free performances in Martin Theatre and Bennett-Gordon Hall by cellist Paula Kosower and others. Sat 5/25, 10 AM-1 PM, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JACK SCOTT performs lute music at the 18th annual Printers Row Book Fair. Sat 6/1, 10 AM, and Sun 6/2, 11 AM, main stage, 700 S. Dearborn. 312-987-9896.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with members of the Pacifica Quartet (Brahms, Kodaly). Fri 5/24 and Sat 5/25, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075.

JOHN WILLIAMS guitar. See Critic's Choice. Wed 5/29, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

fairs & festivals

AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY Washington Park, 5500 S. King Dr.: Sat 5/25, 2-6 PM, Mutabaruka, Chavunduka, Fresh Voice, Kwame & Wan Afrika, Trumpet of Zion, Field Marshal, Steve Cobb, DJ Shabaka & others. 773-301-5038.

BELMONT-SHEFFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL Sheffield between Belmont and Barry: Sat 6/1, noon, Cryin' Souls; 1:30 PM, Man Planet; 3 PM, Tim Mahoney;

5 PM, Mobile Homies; 7 PM, Ben Kweller; 8:30 PM, Pat McGee Band. Sun 6/2, noon, Cecilia; 1:30 PM, Harmony Riley; 3 PM, Oh My God; 5 PM, Umphrey's McGee; 7 PM, Sugarcult; 8:30 PM, Local H. 773-868-3010.

CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL See page 54.

IRISH FEST 2002 Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Fri 5/24, 3:30 PM, Irish Musicians, Larkin Brothers & Terry Moran, Sean O'Donnell; 4:45 PM, Chris Henshaw, Blackwater; 5 PM, Dalriada; 6:15 PM, Eileen Ivers Band, Shapeshifters; 6:30 PM, Annette Griffin; 6:45 PM, Dermot Hegarty; 7 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 8 PM, Bohola, Dropkick Murphys; 8:15 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 9:30 PM, Fenians; 9:45 PM, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire, Michael & Philomena O'Brien. Sat 5/25, 12:30 PM, Jerry Hanlon, Celtic Aires, Sean O'Donnell; 1:45 PM, Murphy Roche Irish Music Club, Velvet Green; 2 PM, Chris Henshaw; 3 PM, Dooley Brothers; 3:15 PM, Mike O'Connell & the Shannonaires; 3:30 PM, Annette Griffin; 4:30 PM, Brigids Cross; 4:45 PM, Tommy Makem, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5 PM, Mark Forest; 5:30 PM, Dermot Hegarty; 5:45 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 6 PM, Shapeshifters; 6:15 PM, Eileen Ivers Band, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 6:45 PM, Tommy Makem, Michael & Philomena O'Brien; 8 PM, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire; 8:15 PM, Bohola, Dermot O'Brien; 9 PM, session; 9:45 PM, Fenians, Dropkick Murphys, Matt Cunningham & His Band. Sun 5/26, noon, Brendan Loughrey, Napper Tandy, Irish Musicians; 1:45 PM, Chris Henshaw, L. Nugent & P. McManus with P. Egan,

Joe McShane; 3 PM, Mark Forest; 3:15 PM, Jerry Haughey & the Ramblers; 3:45 PM, Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire; 4:30 PM, John Williams & Steam; 5 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 5:15 PM, Michael & Philomena O'Brien; 5:30 PM, McCabes; 5:45 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 6:15 PM, Tommy Makem; 6:45 PM, Dermot Hegarty; 7:30 PM, Saw Doctors; 7:45 PM, Brigids Cross; 8:15 PM, ceili sets with Matt Cunningham & His Band; 9:15 PM, session; 9:30 PM, April Verch, Black 47; 9:45 PM, Dermot O'Brien. Mon 5/27, noon, Morgan Fingleton, Three Men in Kilts, Pat Daley & the Sounds of Green; 12:30 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 1:15 PM, Donnybrook, Burren Ceili Band; 1:30 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 1:45 PM, Shapeshifters; 3:15 PM, L. Nugent, P. McManus & P. Egan, John Williams & Steam, Michael & Philomena O'Brien; 4 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 4:30 PM, Dermot O'Brien; 4:45 PM, April Verch; 5 PM, McCabes; 5:45 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 6:30 PM, Brigids Cross; 6:45 PM, Black 47; 7 PM, Dermot Hegarty. 708-687-9323.

MID-SOUTH BLUES FESTIVAL Mandrake Park, 730 E. Oakwood: Wed 5/29, 1 PM, Dr. Bluez; 2 PM, Neil Rose Band; 2:30 PM, Little Scotty; 2:45 PM, Pat Smillie; 3 PM, Jessie;

3:15 PM, John Primer & Band; 4 PM, Tony & Jamiah Rogers; 4:30 PM, Cleo; 4:45 PM, Eddie C. Campbell, Bobby Rush; 6:30 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown. 773-924-1330.

15TH ANNUAL PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg: Sat 5/25, 10 AM, Mueller Group, Allan Feingold; 10:30 AM, Karen Sheahan; 1 PM, Rene; 1:30 PM, Kraig Kenning; 2 PM, Steve Suvada. Sun 5/26, 10 AM, Guitar Duo Eclectico; 10:30 AM, Moodafaruka; 11 AM, Steve Suvada; 1 PM, Moodafaruka; 1:15 PM, Rene; 2 PM, Kraig Kenning. 847-895-3600.

miscellaneous

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 5/26, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with Switchback. 773-878-5552.

LEE JOHNSON Organ recital and benefit for the AIDS Pastoral Care Network of Chicago. Sun 6/2, 3 PM, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 773-235-5420.

RAVINIA BOX OFFICE OPENING DAY features free performances in Martin Theatre and Bennett-Gordon Hall by Nicole Cabell, Johanna McKenzie Miller, Hollis Resnick & others. Sat 5/25, 10 AM-1 PM, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Wed 5/29, Chicago Businessmen's Band. Thu 5/30, Encore Singers. 312-346-3278.

UNITED CHURCH OF ROGERS PARK CHOIR in a religious service. Sun 6/2, 11 AM, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse. 773-761-2500.

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