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Concerts

ALEBRIJE, ZAMANDOQUE TARAHUM, MISERIA URBANA, SFMANTO, MONOSPIT, NANUCO, PSYCHOWARD, QUITTERS, DESOLATE SKY & others; 18 & over. Sat 8/9, 1 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

TORI AMOS See Critic's Choice. Mon 8/11, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

TORI AMOS, BEN FOLDS See Critic's Choice; sold out. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110 or 312-559-1212.

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

RICARDO ARJONA Sat 8/9, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

LEROY BACH performs as part of Chance Dance. Wed 8/13, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

DAN BOADI & GHANATTA INTERNATIONALE Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

BOATBUILDERS, CARIBBEAN CASTAWAYS perform at a dance commemorating the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Waukegan Regional Airport, 3580 N. McAree, Waukegan. 847-249-3800 or 847-244-0055.

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

THE BUZZ Free concert. Thu 8/14, 6:30 PM, Hollywood Park, 3312 W. Thorndale. 312-742-7578.

RIPLEY CAINE Free concert. Thu 8/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CAT POWER, EDITH FROST, VIA TANIA, ANALOG TARA perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. See Spot Check about Via Tania. Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 800-594-8499.

BILLY CATFISH, CLAY GROSSMAN Free concert. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

CATHERINE AVE. Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

CHICAGO Sold out. Sun 8/10, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO RAT PACK Fri 8/8, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

LOUISE CLOUTIER, PATTI & EMI ADACHI & others perform at a "Forum of Resistance" hosted by Not in Our Name. Sat 8/9, 1-5 PM, Schmitt Academic Center, DePaul University, 2320 N. Kenmore. 312-942-1004.

JOAN COLLASO, FERNANDO JONES Mon 8/11, 7 PM, ETA Square, 7558 S. South Chicago. 773-752-3955.

DEAD STEEL MILL, BOOBY DOG & THE YOUNG GENERALS, SISTER ZAHRAH, ECLIPSE, DJ MR. RUDY DAY Benefit for METAfunction. Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Buddy, 1542 N. Milwaukee. 773-342-7332.

CHICO DEBARGE, MR. A.L.I. Fri 8/8, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE 70s Musical revue under the direction of Rick Seeber. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, Sundays, 3 PM, and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

EVANESCENCE, COLD, REVIS, CAUTERIZE All-ages show. Tue 8/12, 6 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

EVEN IN BLACKOUTS performs at "The Lucky Yates Show." Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. 773-275-5255.

PAMELA SUE FOX & PETER STORMS, NORTH BAMBOO, BURN ROME BURN, GRANDPA'S PANTS Free outdoor performance. Sat 8/16, 3 PM, Forest Park Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison, Forest Park. 708-771-0700.

FREEWORLD Sun 8/10, 5 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

FUNKADESI, EFFUSION, DEEP, DJ WARP, DJ ZIRAS 18 & over. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Saladeen Alamin at 6 PM. Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GIPSY KINGS Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

DAVE GREEN Free concert. Fri 8/8, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

STEVE HACKETT Free in-store performance. Tue 8/12, 12:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

BEN HOLLIS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1500 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

IRON MAIDEN, DIO, MOTORHEAD Sun 8/10, 6:30 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JOE JACKSON BAND, DAVID MEAD 18 & over. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JOEL JANIS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange. 708-579-9660.

AL JARREAU, YOLANDA ADAMS, NAJEE Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

KARMA SUTRA, TECHNOTRANCE BELLYDANCE Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. 773-445-3838.

KEM, K FOX Fri 8/15, 7:30 and 10:15 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

K.D. LANG Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LOUNGE CAR Thu 8/14, 7:30 PM, Maxim's, 24 E. Goethe. 312-744-1375.

AIMEE MANN, JULIAN CORYELL Fri 8/8, 8:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYER, COUNTING CROWS with David, Ryan, Harris. Sat 8/9, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL MCDERMOTT Free concert. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD, TORTOISE, PHARCYDE, FAMILY TREE, J. DAVIS TRIO perform at Goose Island Fest (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

MISFITS, THE DAMNED, DICKIES, AGNOSTIC FRONT, BALZAC, D.I. with Markie Ramone & Dez; all-ages. Sat 8/9, 5 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

KATIA MORAES, SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS, ANNE HARRIS, LEXIE BLOOR perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); all-ages. Fri 8/8, 6 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 800-594-8499.

AUDREY MORRIS Free concert. Fri 8/15, 11:30 AM, Chicago Water Works Visitor Center, 163 E. Pearson. 877-244-2246.

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

MUSIC FROM THE BASEMENT Free in-store performance. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 7100 Forest Preserve Dr., Norridge. 708-457-2111.

NOISE CONSPIRACY, CHICAGO KINGS perform at "The Lucky Yates Show." Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. 773-275-5255.

OLD TOWN COOL Free concert. Wed 8/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PACER, GRAYAPE + I/O, MARK DENARDO, DJ ROTTEN MILK, DJ JEFFREY SFIRE perform at the "Rotten Tuesday Summer Field Trip Series"; free admission. Tue 8/12, 9:30 PM, Fudge Shop, 2632 S. Dearborn. 708-738-9656.

PONY performs at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule). Sun 8/10, 11 PM, ACME Building, 1741 N. Western. 800-594-8499.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Kris & Ela Kasperowicz at 4 PM. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

PSYCHEDELIC FURS, IKE REILLY, ALKALINE TRIO, DETACHMENT KIT, CHARLOTTE MARTIN, SPINDLE perform at Goose Island Fest (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. Sat 8/16, 5 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

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

RAY SASSETTI ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Fran & Norm Viray at 4 PM. Sun 8/10, 5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RICK SAUCEDO, MARK HUSSMAN Elvis tribute. Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SAW DOCTORS See Spot Check. Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

JESSE SCINTO Free concert. Sun 8/10, 4 PM, Nichols Park, 53rd between Kenwood & Kimbark. 773-955-3622.

JOAN SEBASTIAN Sun 8/17, 4 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SMOG, AZITA See Critic's Choice. Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SONIC YOUTH, GUIDED BY VOICES, BOB MOULD, WACO BROTHERS, YAKUZA perform at Goose Island Fest (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); 18 & over. Fri 8/15, 5 PM, A. Finkl & Sons, 2011 N. Southport. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

JOHNNY SPARKLE & THE DOO-WOP DADDIES Free concert. Tue 8/12, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Sheridan & Church, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND Wed 8/13, 7:30 PM, U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th. 312-674-1000.

RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND Tue 8/12, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

STEELY DAN See Critic's Choice. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free concert. Fri 8/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JAMES TAYLOR Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

SUSAN TEDESCHI, KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

3 DOORS DOWN, OUR LADY PEACE, SEETHER, SHINE DOWN All-ages. Fri 8/8, 6:30 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

JUSTIN TRANTER Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont. 773-883-1090.

UNIVERSITY OF HIP-HOP, KAPA HAKA DANCERS & others perform at the "Teen Chicago Steps Out" dance party; free admission. Wed 8/13, 3-9 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

VOICES Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Navy Pier Beer Garden, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

WHITESNAKE WITH DAVID COVERDALE, KIP WINGER, WARRANT, SLAUGHTER, HIGHWAY Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Tweeter Center, I-80 & Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

Rock, Pop, Etc.

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Rod Argent & Colin Blunstone, Swamp Sugar. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Throwing Muses, Waxwings, Lab Partners. Sun 8/10, 9 PM, Sage Francis, Brother Ali, Los Nativos (18 & over). Mon 8/11, 8 PM, Annette Griffin (fundraiser for Dick Devine). Wednesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Durcan performs in the pub; no cover. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Old No. 8. Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, Big Bang Music Theory, Emitter, Orphans, Black Velvet Band. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Super D, Boda, Three Minute Mile. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin until 4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Ed Vantage. Thursdays, DJ Rhythm. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB Rte. 31 south of Rte. 14, Crystal Lake: DJs spin until 1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays, Mike G., Pat B. Saturdays and Tuesdays, Pat B. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. spins salsa, cha-cha, cumbia, bachata, and rock. 815-356-6000.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music at 5:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Ryan Hagen (with DJ 2 Much Funk Saturdays in the Loft). Thursdays, DJ Spin. 847-397-3100.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/9, Personals, Jupiter, Maxtone Four. Fri 8/15, Chicago Cuttin' Crew. Sat 8/16, Chuck's Wagon, Back Porch Ramblers. 773-395-3002.

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Wed 8/13, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Scottish McMillan. Fri 8/15, Big Sky String Band, Reckless Pale Truth. Sat 8/16, Seven Day Run. 847-381-8585.

THE BASSMENT 6057 N. California: Sundays, 4-7 PM, open mike for turntables, spoken word, and poetry. 773-764-2277.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 8/8, Filament, Ruth Buzzy, M.O.T.O., Animal Farm. Sat 8/9, Penthouse Sweets, Lomax, Sleepers, Segway. Sun 8/10, Chalet Chalet, Forms (see Spot Check), Somewhere in the Grey. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 8/12, Curtis Eller's American Circus, My Damn Butterfly, Back Porch Ramblers, Dang. Wed 8/13, Swizzlesticks, Bryter. Thu 8/14, Green Scare, Rachel's Surrender, Dirty Love. Fri 8/15, Regels, Redeye, Bottlehouse. Sat 8/16, Dwight Twilley. Sun 8/17, Kristin Cotts, Gwen Grier, Pamela Richardson. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Dante's Voodoo Cabaret with performers from Chicago Burlesque & Vaudeville. 773-348-4975.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Lipstick Vogue, Arcade, Anchors for Architects. Sat 8/9, Aural Reverie. Wed 8/13, Soji Oiowokandi, Baby Kage, Phashara, Baby Brutha, Ziggy 2000. Thu 8/14, What's in a Pear, Road to Ruin, Echo Farm. Fri 8/15, Sudden Dark, Digital Kill, Unique Chique. Sat 8/16, Tenshun, Dropt, Broken Finger, Undermine. 773-278-5785.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Sun 8/10, Uphill Ski Team, 500 Hats. Sun 8/17, Superfri, Squared Off. 773-235-9100.

BINNY'S BEVERAGE DEPOT 3000 N. Clark: Saturdays, 1-5 PM, and Fridays, 3-7 PM, pianist Jeff Manuel. 773-935-9400.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Sat 8/9, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Schmatic. Sat 8/16, 10 PM-3 AM, Analog Addicts. 773-384-0701.

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Geese, A-Set, the Love of Everything, Kaspar Hauser. Sat 8/9, 3 PM, Screem Team with Cindy Wonderful, Dials, Jenny Choi, Bleeding Hickeys, Hedonists Maybe, 50 Ft. Queenie (PJ Harvey tribute), DJ Tainted Love perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule; call 800-594-8499 for tickets); 8 PM, DJ Booth spins Chicago punk rock in the upstairs bar (no cover); 9 PM, Herc., Long Live Death, Service Anxiety, Fucking Werewolves. Sun 8/10, 6 PM, Madball, Deathreat, Killer (all-ages). Mon 8/11, 8 PM, Fetor, Switchblade Romance, Quarters Only (18 & over). Tue 8/12, 6 PM, Lamb of God, Dead to Fall, Enforsaken, Psycho Scapegoat (all-ages). Wed 8/13, 9 PM, the Living Jarboe & Larsen (see Spot Check). Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Smush, Century Rocket Building, Barbeau, St. James Stars. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Pegasvs, Autumn Waking. Sat 8/16, 6 PM, Callaghan, Dutchmen, Rumblers, Hanover Saints, Whiskey Rebels (18 & over); 10 PM, Sicbay, Giddy Motors, Ten Grand. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, Atreyu, God Forbid, Darkest Hour, Underoath (all-ages); 9 PM, Soilent Green, Black Dahlia Murder, Lick Golden Sky (18 & over). 773-975-0505.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Dirty Love. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Terrapin Flyer. Wednesdays, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

BOURGEOIS PIG 738 W. Fullerton: Restaurant. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Lord of the Yum Yum, Noddy Tern (no cover; all-ages). 773-883-5282.

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

BUCKTOWN PUB 1658 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Mondays, DJ Sandy spins local rock and punk (local bands may bring CDs). Wednesdays, Jimmy the Finger spins. 773-394-9898.

BUNGALOW JOE'S 7406 Jensen, Hanover Park: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Tempered Faith. 630-830-8899.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, music and spoken-word performances (followed by an open mike). 773-348-8536.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Fri 8/8, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Tue 8/12, Brad Glieberman. Fri 8/15, Marigold Engine. Sat 8/16, Big Sweaty Men. Sun 8/17, open jam session hosted by Alton J. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin after 8 PM. Wednesdays, Pat B. Thursdays, mPulse, Mike G. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/8, Susie Gomez & the Hollywoods. Sat 8/9, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Sat 8/16, Hushpuppies. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Mondays, acoustic open mike. 773-743-5737.

CASTAWAYS 1603 N. Lake Shore Dr.: Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Marizen (all-ages). 773-281-1200.

CHANTERELLES 11 Bartlett Ave., Bartlett: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Rabble Rousers. 630-830-1700.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Ecliptic. 773-477-3661.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 Wise, Schaumburg: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/8, Catfight. Sat 8/9, Bonesugar. Fri 8/15, Drop. Sat 8/16, Modern Day Romeo. 847-524-9910.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 8/8, 8 PM, King Solomon's Grave, Dave Tamkin & the PPC, Herbal Jazz Cigarettes. Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Blue Voodoo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike (no cover). Wed 8/13, 9 PM, On Fall, Desypher, Evolution of Sound. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Twenty. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Sofa Kings, Teddy Richards. 847-836-8820.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and rock music 8 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Chuck & Lauree. Sundays, Dave Awl spins rock and new wave. Mondays, Stacy & Sigh spin punk and glam. Tuesdays, Sandie, Daisun & Vee spin pop and rock. Wednesdays, DJ Jay spins punk, garage, and local rock. Second Thursday of every month, DJ Misa, DJ Roadhouse. 773-489-0379.

COCOABEAN EXPRESSIONS 7007 N. Glenwood: Saturdays, 9 PM, "One Voice" open mike for music, comedy, spoken word, and poetry. 773-274-6057.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Fridays, DJ Scotty Mix. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, Lightning & Thunder. 773-528-7569.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Chris Shaffer, Dan Darrah. Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Shift by 3, Malpractice Ltd., Julian's Ride. Thu 8/14, 9:30 PM, Revelation. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, DJ Teddy (no cover). Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21661 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Sat 8/9, 10:30 PM, Underwater People. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 8/15, 10:30 PM, Lounge Puppets. Sat 8/16, 10:30 PM, Shaffer Street. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: In the Piano Bar: Saturdays, 10 PM, Daryl Nitz & George Howe. Sundays, 6:30 PM, and Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, George Howe. In the Cabaret: Fri 8/8 and Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Sharon Carlson; 10:30 PM, Peter Saltzman. Sat 8/9 and Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Michael Whelan with the Bradley Williams Trio; 10:30 PM, Boofont Sisters. Sun 8/10 and Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Pamela Sue Fox. Tue 8/12, 8 PM, Trista Smith & Jason Grimm. Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Jordan Simonson. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU 2624 N. Lincoln: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Breeze, Johnny Price. Saturdays, DJ Mike D, Johnny Price. Tuesdays, Johnny Price spins breakbeat. Wednesdays, Ed Vantage, DJ Bliss. 773-871-0205.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Vinx & His All-Drum Band with Munyungo Jackson, Jason Hann, Andrew "the Boy" Daniels. 312-421-1759.

DIZZY'S BAR 401 S. Rte. 83, Grayslake: Music starts at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chris Sipos hosts an open mike. 847-223-7788.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Brother Lowdown, John Condron & the Benefits, Burn Rome Burn. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, Pseudopod, 56 Hope Road. Tue 8/12, 9 PM, Monkey Paw, Everyothers. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Chinese Downhill, Domestic Godzilla, Devil May Care, Mindsight 20/20. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Drunken Monkeys, Groovatron, Mocking Blue. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Office, Webb Brothers, Drive, Thunderwing. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Jesus & the Devil, DJ V, Sombionix, Lindsay, Asstech. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/8, Twenty. Sat 8/9, Dry County. Mondays, 9 PM, Dave Simons. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 8/15, Mr. Blotto. Sat 8/16, Backstage Pass. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Fri 8/8, Bottle of Justus, Air This Side of Caution. Sat 8/9, Dogs Undecided, Punsapaya, Everyman. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 20 Over (no cover). Wednesdays, Catfight. Fri 8/15, Elevation (U2 tribute), Damn Dirty Apes. Sat 8/16, Umphrey's McGee. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 8/8, Shores, Superbig, Not the Only One. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Ordinary Way, Del Mar. Sun 8/10, Tar Beach, Sumo. Mondays, Chicago Rock Club music showcase hosted by Karla. Tue 8/12, 8 PM, Turin Brakes; 9 PM, Another Nite, Loaded, Jonathon Kuss & the Corporation. Wed 8/13, Shamier, Maniacal Bill & the Enablers. Thu 8/14, Artificial West, Undercast. Fri 8/15, Wonderlust, Drawing a Blank, Twelve Ax. Sat 8/16, Who Did Bender, Last of the Showmen, Thinland. Sun 8/17, Freaky Deaky. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Rye Coalition, Dead Meadow, Rollo Tomasi. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Del Rey, Volante, Mobius Band. Sun 8/10, 9:30 PM, Libertines (see Critic's Choice), Living Things. Mon 8/11, 9:30 PM, Primordial Undermind (see Spot Check), Bahrain, Plastic Crimewave (no cover). Thu 8/14, 9:30 PM, Crime & Judy, Crush Kill Destroy, Neptune. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Apartment, New Boss, Elvin (benefit for Bridge magazine). Sat 8/16, 3 PM, Brian Costello; 10 PM, Chicago Sound, Wolf Eyes, Hair Police, Mammal, Panicsville, Viki. Sun 8/17, 9:30 PM, Chris Fuller, Lying in States, Casey Meehan & the Late Night Radio. 773-276-3600.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9 PM, "Saba's Speakeasy" music and poetry open mike and open turntables. 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Dave Carlson (Elvis tribute). Thursdays, 11:30 PM, Bandoleros. Fri 8/15, 7 PM, Chicago Breakdown. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Fri 8/8, Soul Fyah. Sat 8/9, Dub Dis. Sun 8/10, Devon Brown. Mondays, DJs spin. Wed 8/13 and Sun 8/17, Rasta Kelly. Thu 8/14 and Fri 8/15, Hydro. Sat 8/16, Flex Crew. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly. Sun 8/10, Jeff Moyer spins 80s dance and new wave, DJ Bob spins "cock rock." Mondays, DJs spin punk rock. Tuesdays, DJs spin music from the Fat Wreck and Epitaph labels. Wednesdays, DJ Karyn spins indie rock. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: DJs spin after 8 PM. Saturdays, DJ Lime. Wednesdays, DJ Richie Rich. Thursdays, DJ Patrick B & MC Rozco. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM Thursdays, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays; DJ Zuaz spins until 2 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/8, 7Deez. Sat 8/9, 4-Cast. Wednesdays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, live karaoke with the Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 8/15, Eleventh Hour. Sat 8/16, Underwater People. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/8, Mark Zeus Band. Sat 8/9, Out of Touch. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Fridays, 7-11 PM, open mike hosted by Tim Tea. 630-922-9821.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu; no cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Michael Heaton Band. Saturdays, 9 PM, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, dueling pianos. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 8/8, 6 PM, Planes Mistaken for Stars (see Spot Check), From Monument to Masses, Bullet Train to Vegas, End Game. Sat 8/9, 6 PM, Written in the Sand, Neva Dinova, Braves, Narrator. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Tora! Tora! Torrance! (see Spot Check), Seyarse, Mascots, Thunderbirds Are Now. Tue 8/12, 7 PM, Beatnik Termites, Starlits, Make Outs, Copyrights. Thu 8/14, 6 PM, Black Print, Communique, (The Color) Blue, Below the Sound. Fri 8/15, 6 PM, Heiruspecs, Blue Collar Nation, Small Change, Organic Mind Unit; 10 PM, Bang! Bang!, Sumerians. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Afflictions, Tyrades, This Moment in Black History, Manda & the Marbles. Sun 8/17, 6 PM, Low Budgets, Global Chaos, Post Haste. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Paladins, Miss Mary Ann with the Ragtime Wranglers. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Brave Combo. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Kevin Montgomery, Mark McKay. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 11 PM, DJs spin in the loft. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Steve Z sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/15, 56 Hope Road. Sat 8/16, Dan Darrah Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Hello Dave. Tuesdays, 9 PM, live karaoke (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, DJs spin salsa. Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, Twist & Shout. 630-416-4898.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 8/8, songwriter showcase with Michael Lenzi, Jon Demoulpied, Phil Angotti, Brian Cilberto, George Drag, Brett Callaway, Derek See, Drake Blinco, Jon Blinco, Chad Clifford, and Lou Samaniego. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Fri 8/8, Shelley Miller, Amy Stiernberg, Don Gibson. Sat 8/9, Reactavox, Big Bubble Space Helmet. Wed 8/13, Darkroom Chemicals. Thursdays, open mike with Sara Sara. Fri 8/15, Amazing Plaid, Heavy Mental. Sat 8/16, Prairie Town, Hungries. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Steve Kimbrough & John Paluch; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Sat 8/9, noon, Boofont Sisters; 3 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, TJ Graves; 10 PM, Jen Porter. Sun 8/10, noon, Kathryn Payne; 3 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long; 6 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Desiree Irwin. Mon 8/11, 7:30 PM, Desiree Irwin; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Tue 8/12, 7:30 PM, Jen Porter; 9:30 PM, Dan Stetzel hosts an open mike. Wed 8/13, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Thu 8/14, 7:30 PM, Jared Saunders; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, and Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sun 8/17, 6 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings & Russ Long. 773-348-1053.

GENTRY ON STATE 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, and Mondays, 9 PM, Kathryn Payne. Fri 8/8, Thu 8/14, and Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sat 8/9 and Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & John Paluch. Sun 8/10 and Sun 8/17, 9 PM, Mark Burnell hosts an open mike. Tue 8/12, 9 PM, Desiree Irwin. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, DJs spin after 8 PM. 773-549-3232.

GIO'S SPORTS BAR 4857 N. Damen: Fri 8/8, 9 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-334-0345.

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Selective Recall. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael J's Karaoke Cult. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Dylan Rice Band, Sojourn, Changes. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Pete Chukoff. 773-549-9624.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Fridays, 6 PM, Gareth Wood. 312-664-5496.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Jack Straw. Thursdays, 9 PM, Speargrass with Bobby Georges. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/8, Tractor Kings, Angie Heaton, Rock Island Line. Sat 8/9, Mr. Rudy Day, New Constitution, David Singer & the Sweet Science. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Annie Quick, Roho, Jacobstone. Fri 8/15, Hoyle Brothers, Honeybees, Tijuana Hercules. Sat 8/16, Welcome to Ashley, Avocet, Millimeter Mercury. 773-472-5139.

HANDLEBAR 2311 W. North: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, DJs spin garage, funk, and R&B. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, John Hasbrouk performs at U-Lock Rock with John Greenfield. 773-384-9546.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Dayna Lane. 773-348-0009.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 8/8, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Karaoke Dokies; 10 PM, Megan Reilly (no cover). Sat 8/9, 10 PM, DJ Supreme Court. Mon 8/11, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj. Wed 8/13, 10 PM, DJ Andrea, DJ Ilene Cotton. Thu 8/14, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan, Scott Ligon. Fri 8/15, 6 PM, live karaoke with the Hootenanners. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Danny Black (no cover); 10 PM, Disc Jockey CB, Mother Hubbard. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD MCDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/8, Locals, Kevin Lee, Dayna Malow. Sat 8/9, Welcome to Ashley, Knobs, Karlye Lapetina Band. Wed 8/13, Sam Gjokaj hosts an open mike. Fri 8/15, Bandages, Marty Gadzinowski, Barron James Band. Sat 8/16, Jaked, Somewhere In Between, Outer Drive. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 8/12, 9 PM, Galapagos 4, Organic Mind Unit, Lord 360, Babble, I.L., DJ Striz, DJ Spontaneous. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Home. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Chris Isaak, Lisa Marie Presley (sold out). Sun 8/10, 9 PM, Les Nubians, Zap Mama, Schoolz of Thought (18 & over). Tue 8/12, 9 PM, Ginuwine, Avant, Zhane. Wed 8/13 and Thu 8/14, 7:30 PM, Sister Hazel, Virginia Coalition, Gavin DeGraw (18 & over; 8/14 sold out). Fri 8/15, 9 PM, James Brown. Sun 8/17, 9 PM, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts (8/17 & 8/18 sold out). 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30 PM, Hashbrowns. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/8, Pearl Street Band. Thu 8/14, Mahp, Stephanie Dosen. Fri 8/15, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 8/16, Jen Porter. 312-245-0333.

HOWL AT THE MOON 26 W. Hubbard: Dueling baby-grand piano players lead a sing-along at 5:45 PM Fridays, 6:45 PM Saturdays, and 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Sundays, 8 PM, "You-Sing-It Sundays" live karaoke hosted by Bill Larkin. 312-863-7427.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sun 8/10, 9:30 PM, Bridget O'Callaghan. Sundays and Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike for singer-songwriters. Sun 8/17, 9:30 PM, Sexo Mejor. 773-235-9795.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Jonasay, Never the Hero, Makeshift, Ryan Pullano, DJ Dirty Dave. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Hairbanger's Ball, Cover Girls. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Then Again, Tuck Pence. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, 17th Floor, Tuck Pence. 312-337-3486.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Ron Thurman, Tony Garcia spin hip-hop and house (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/16, Blue Stack. 630-325-3732.

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Mondays, Greg Shirilla. 773-772-3355.

LEADWAY 5233 N. Damen: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-728-2663.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Rhythm. Sundays and Thursdays, Johnny Price. Wednesdays, Janelle's Three, Johnny Price. 312-337-2583.

LETIZIA'S NATURAL BAKERY 2144 W. Division: Wednesdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-342-1011.

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, Mike Hodgkiss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. Wednesdays, Herb & Mike. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 9 PM, "Lincoln Lodge" variety showcase. 773-248-1820.

LION HEAD PUB & THE APARTMENT 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin upstairs 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Mach 1. Saturdays, DJ Structure. Wednesdays, DJ Victor R., DJ Stixx spin hip-hop and house. 773-348-5100.

LONG ROOM 1612 W. Irving Park: Sundays, 10:30 PM, Nicholas Barron's Hyperactive. 773-665-4500.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Roustabouts, Residuals, Death in Graceland, Staggers. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Sensei, Sara Hollister Band, Luster. Sun 8/10 and Sun 8/17, 9 PM, Pocket (no cover). Tue 8/12, 9 PM, Sequoia, Great Plains Gypsies. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Molasses, Surly. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Goobz, Shadyside All-Stars, Matt McGaughey. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Lacquer, Peelers, Groodies. Sat 8/16, Luke Schmitt, Pleasing Betty. 773-871-3757.

MADISON AVENUE 34 N. Sheridan, Waukegan: Thursdays, 8 PM, acoustic singer-songwriter showcase and open stage with Eric Mickler, Chris Sipos, Johnny Rocker. 847-662-6090.

MANHATTAN'S 415 S. Dearborn: Bar and lounge; no cover. Fridays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Teflan, DJ Erica. 312-957-0460.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 8/8, 7 PM, CAB with Virgil Donati, Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel, Steve Weingardt; 10 PM, Andrew Bird, Ancient Greeks, Autumn Defense. Tue 8/12, 9 PM, Hem, Leona Naess. Wed 8/13, 8:30 PM, Hillbilly Winos, Motion to Fix (no cover). Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Nyco, Lotus, Lubriphonic. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Frank Orrall. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Basement What, Celestial Static, RD Roth & the Issues. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 8/8, 5 PM, Plain White T's, Mae, Armor for Sleep, Matches, One Life (all-ages). Sat 8/9, 6:30 PM, Strung Out, Eighteen Visions, A Static Lullaby, Form of Rocket (all-ages); 11 PM, Concrete Blonde, Theo, Lydia Lunch, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Lori Barbero, Flutter, Lickity Split perform at Estrojam (see Spot Check; see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule; call 800-594-8499 for tickets); 18 & over. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, A Perfect Circle, Pygmy Love Circus (sold out). Wed 8/13, 6:30 PM, Yellowcard, Autopilot Off, Split Habit, Don't Look Down, Over It (all-ages). Thu 8/14, 6:30 PM, Divide by Zero, Afterproject, Tomsawyer, Academy, Preacher Gone to Texas (all-ages). Fri 8/15, 6:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Empyrean, Dead Man's Holiday, Inept (all-ages). Sat 8/16, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Caviar, Ivory Wire, Egostatic (all-ages). Sun 8/17, 6:30 PM, Waste, Synge, Myllhouse (all-ages). 773-549-0203.

MIKE DITKA'S Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, John Vincent (Frank Sinatra tribute). 312-587-8989.

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

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Tight Fit. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Larry B. 708-366-8073.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 6727 N. Olmsted: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Marty B. Thursdays, DJ Freddie. 773-631-1223.

MYRON & PHIL 3900 W. Devon, Lincolnwood: Restaurant. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 7 PM, pianist Johnny Burnett. 847-677-6663.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 11 AM, Ken Saydak Trio. Fri 8/8, 3:30 PM, Pete Special Band; 8 PM, Streetlife. Sat 8/9, 3:30 PM, Subversives; 8 PM, Chaser. Sun 8/10, 12:30 PM, Hillbillies From Space. Wed 8/13, 3:30 PM, the Buzz; midnight, Liz Mandville Greeson. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. 312-595-7437.

NEVIN'S LIVE 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, Quiet Kid, Changes, Cooksie. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Great Plains Gypsies, Best Days Behind, Woodrows. Sun 8/10, 7:30 PM, Electric, Gold So Red, Kalihari (all-ages). Tuesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin soul and hip-hop. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Grey Parker. Thu 8/14, 8:30 PM, Phil Angotti, Dylan Rice, Scottish McMillan, Nick Sleik, Christian Martin. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Riptones, Dry County, Mark Sheehy, Delafields. Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Alex Maier (all-ages). Sun 8/17, 7:30 PM, Los Osos Scandalosos, Alex Maier. 847-869-0450.

NEW DATING GAME 8924 S. Stony Island: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin neo-soul, deep house, and old school at an open mike for poetry and spoken word. 773-374-8883.

NITE CAP 5007 W. Irving Park: Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Authority Zero, Broken Finger, Elixxxer. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Skor, DJ Real One spin hip-hop. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Pi$t, Whut, Chronic Disorder. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Super Mercado, Agent Zero, Fixate. 773-794-1317.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Kerri Grant performs with Lani T Montrael at "Homolatte: Queer Words & Music," hosted by Scott Free. 773-743-3355.

NORTH PARK TAP 313 W. North: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ripley Caine hosts a songwriter slam. 312-943-5228.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fri 8/8, 11 PM, Ghettobillies, Milkplow, Temple of Low Men. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Nuisance, Smoke, Driven, Boogata Fix. Sundays, 11 PM, Papa G spins reggae. Mon 8/11, 10 PM, Phunk, Nevs-One, John Swift, Clash Titan. Tuesdays, 11 PM, Alo, Fuego, I-Ron, Larry Millah. Wed 8/13, 10:30 PM, Soul People, Catharsis. Fri 8/15, 10:30 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Supermint. Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Egostatic, Mighty Fine Machine, Plan of Man, Month of Sundays. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Pillar, Green Lizard, Blackout, Madcap Theater (all-ages). Sat 8/9, 5 PM, Cry for Dawn, Awake at Last, 13 Days, Unstable (all-ages); 9:30 PM, Chris Michaels, Gone 2 Paradise, Time Bomb Taxi. Sun 8/10, 6 PM, Zug Izland, Society 1, Lifter, Face of Fury (all-ages). Wed 8/13, 9:30 PM, Joe Blazer (in the beer garden). Thu 8/14, 7 PM, Anthrax, Lacuna Coil, E-Town Concrete (all-ages). Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Josh Todd, Jibe, Fatal Order, Khaos Theory. Sun 8/17, 9 PM, Numb & others (all-ages). 708-756-0600.

OCEAN'S 11 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB 18 W 333 Roosevelt, Lombard: Music in the Rat Pack Lounge at 9 PM. Saturdays, Dan Haley performs the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Dean Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 630-629-2940.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/8, Remedy, X-Krush. Sat 8/9, Elevation (U2 tribute). Sun 8/10, 3 PM, RNV; 7 PM, Great White, Hairbanger's Ball, Maggie Speaks, Brothers in Arms. Thu 8/14, Hairbanger's Ball. Fri 8/15, Seventh Heaven. Sat 8/16, Bad Medicine. Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Acoustolingus. 708-388-8881.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Johnny Rome. 630-782-9091.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Fri 8/8, ATM, Uphill Ski Team. Sat 8/9, Fighting Iris, Fairmount, Copper Pot. Thu 8/14, Asa, Solister, God Help Us. 815-758-2715.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Dye the Sky, Rubber. 847-428-0562.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 8/10, 10 PM, Francois Dillinger. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Daddy Cat Shag & Burt Heyman. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, live karaoke. Sat 8/9, 11 PM, Stories for Boys, I Need Sleep. Wed 8/13, 10 PM, Post Haste. Sat 8/16, 11 PM, Gina Grosley, Josh James. 773-252-7767.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 8/8, Libido Funk Circus. Fri 8/15, Moods. 815-477-0340.

PRODIGAL SON BAR & GRILL 2626 N. Halsted: Sat 8/9, 7 PM, Thax Douglas hosts a showcase with Faux Pas, Intelligent Dennis, Michael Columbia, Sorns. 773-248-3093.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Mondays, open mike hosted by Berry LaCroix. 773-276-9730.

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, pro jam hosted by Pat Hall. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-274-3239.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Thu 8/14, Yabba Griffith & Traxx. 773-645-5200.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 10 PM, drum circle. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Dream 13, Ajoite. Sundays, 9 PM, DJs spin Afro-beat, Latin, hip-hop, and reggae. Tue 8/12, 10 PM, Gizzae. Thursdays, 10 PM, Leddie Garcia, Taylor, Rick Garcia. 312-492-6100.

ROCK-A-TIKI 1942 W. Division: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Elvisland with Mark Hussman. 773-384-8454.

ROLLING LANES 10TH FRAME LOUNGE 6301 Joliet, Countryside: Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Marizen. 708-352-7262.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 8/16, Hip Fetish. 312-491-1122.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 8/8, 7:30 PM, Martin Zellar; 10 PM, Richard Buckner, Nora O'Connor. Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Katie Todd Band, Down the Line. Sun 8/10, 3 PM, Al Day Trio, Buddy Mondlock; 8 PM, Stuart Davis, Kaytee Bodle. Tue 8/12, 8 PM, Dayna Kurtz, Ellen Rosner. Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Andrew Morgan, Teitur. Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Rockwell Church, Jason Blake, Irradio (18 & over). Fri 8/15, 7:30 PM, Ben Gibbard, Children's Hour, William Seidel (18 & over); 10:30 PM, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Written in the Sand, Elizabeth Elmore. Sun 8/17, 8 PM, Paul Kelly, Fred Prellberg. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Evenskies. 630-257-6383.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Sat 8/9, Jesse Scinto. Sundays, Torturing Elvis. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jerry Barry & Jim Desmond. 773-772-6656.

SPOKEN WORD CAFE 4655 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 PM, House of Twang. Sundays, 8 PM, "Equilibrium" poetry open mike features a jazz band and DJs. 773-373-2233.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, midnight, DJ Jersey. 773-486-7427.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Downstairs in the lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Trew spins Motown, funk, rare groove, hip-hop, and disco. Mondays, 8 PM, acoustic open mike hosted by Ciso Lobo. Tuesdays, 11 PM, DJ Artek, DJ Verb, Norman Rockwell, Rexford, Undecided, DJ D Double spin at the 606 hip-hop open mike. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Shack o' Love (deep house). Thursdays, 9 PM, spoken word showcase hosted by Jordan Taggart with live bands. 773-278-6600.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Upstairs in the Cabaret Room after 10 PM: Sat 8/9, 3 PM, Margaret Dollrod, Dials, Jenny Choi, Hedonists Maybe, 50 Ft. Queenie (PJ Harvey tribute), Bleeding Hickeys, Visqueen, DJ Tainted Love, DJ Janina perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule); all-ages; 10:30 PM, Lost Sounds, Ponys, Oscars. Sun 8/10, 6 PM, Laura Love, Doria Roberts, Stacyann Chin, CC Carter, Big Smith, Andrea Bunch & Aerin Tedesco, Stephanie Dosen perform at Estrojam (see Fairs & Festivals for complete schedule; call 800-594-8499 for tickets). Sundays, 9 PM, live karaoke. Tue 8/12, Jitu, Dirty MF, Lyrisis, Guv, Vice Verse, Larry Millah. Wed 8/13, Ted Wulfers & Beggar's Bridge, Del Psychos. Thu 8/14, Phistine Verona, .22, Problematica. Fri 8/15, Jute, Unibrow, Chlorine. Sat 8/16, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, Arrivals, Twin Haters. 773-278-6600.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music after 9 PM. Sat 8/9, Diezel. 773-871-7799.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM, DJ Jason. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-665-4410.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Motorside, Matt Russell, Tim Monger, Paul Sprawl. Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Mer, Dave Tamkin, Nate Holly. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Sean Wiggins, Kristin Shout, Curtis Eller's American Circus. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Acousticboy & Larry Silverman. Mon 8/11, 8 PM, Stickey Nickel. Wed 8/13, 8 PM, Brad Peterson. Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Kate Newcomer, Mighty Joe Beatty, Mike Plishka. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Tributosaurus: Joni Mitchell. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Annie Capps, Tony Piscotti, Debe Welch. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Victoria, Sue Fink. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Fri 8/8, Gold Coast Refuse, Three Quarters Blue. Sat 8/9, Grafitti DJs spin house and old school. Wed 8/13, Cathy Star. Fri 8/15, Driving Forward. Sat 8/16, Wicked Liz & the Belly Swirls. Sun 8/17, Swizzle Tree hosts and performs at the "Live Wire" showcase. 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; 1 AM, Steve Kouba. Mondays, 1 AM, Mark Madsen. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Heather Horton Band; 11 PM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/8, Mike & Joe. Sat 8/9, Generations. Fri 8/15, Maggie Speaks, Salvation Army. Sat 8/16, Mr. Blotto. Sun 8/17, Stan Skibby & the Haze, Guise, Vintage Wood, Crazy Mama (tributes to Jimi Hendrix; the Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Janis Joplin). 630-264-2739.

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 8/8, Other World. Fri 8/15, Rock Bottom. Sat 8/16, R. Mutt. 312-943-7815.

WHEATON GRAND THEATER 123 Hale, Wheaton: Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Secret Unknown, Remember the Tiger Tails, Law Abiding Citizens. Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Plunket, Radial Bloom, Anything Goes. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Marmora, Quitters, Dirtbikes, Rocky Denis, Evil Empire. Mon 8/11, 8 PM, Another Tragic Story, September, Butternuts, Everything In Between. Tue 8/12, 7:30 PM, Unit Breed, Morse Code Heartbeat, 500 Hats, Scythe, Numb. Wed 8/13, 7 PM, Crown the Rookie, Just My Luck, Side Out, Down in Front, Swizzle Tree. Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Belladonna, Southtown Underground, Myllhouse. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Wasting the Dawn, Edinborough, Sleeping at Last. Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Model One, Blue Shade Witness, Distance. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Seventh-Grade Underdog, Fallout, Short Arm Trick, Lesser Concern. 630-221-0667.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/8, Ark Band. Sat 8/9, Rico, Soulfyah. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 8/11, Phashara. Tuesdays, Dub Dis (no cover). Wed 8/13, Urban Sound, DJ Cojo B spins dancehall. Thu 8/14, Aswah Greggori. Fri 8/15, Baaro. Sat 8/16, Indika, Ras Kelly, Aswah Greggori, Hydro. 773-327-4273.

WISE FOOLS PUB 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Cecilia, Alora, Pill Face Jones. Sat 8/9, Stone Puppet, Cellar, Bob's Yer Uncle, Paper Airplane Pilots. Sun 8/10, 8:30 PM, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights, Squint, Fighting Iris. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wed 8/13, Clip, Black Bear Combo, Simple Frustration, Elastic. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Fri 8/15, Mindsight, Chris Long, Echosend. Sat 8/16, Waystation, Dreaming Tree, Middle Men, Cook 'n' Miller. Sun 8/17, Gary Stier & the Sleepless Knights. 773-929-1300.

Dance

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: DJs spin music after 9:30 PM Wednesdays through Mondays. Saturdays, DJ DuJuan. 773-227-6859.

BABALU 1645 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, DJs spin merengue, bachata, house, and disco. 312-733-3512.

BACCHUS 2242 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays. Sundays, 7 PM-2 AM, DJ Slowe spins 80s, alternative, synth wave, goth, and industrial. 773-477-5238.

BAR THIRTEEN 1944 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 10 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Mig. Saturdays, Dave Britton. Wednesdays, DJ Red Lox. Thursdays, James Lauer, Bickabus. 773-394-1313.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: DJs spin acid jazz, funk, Afrobeat, house, 2-step, and soul 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 7 PM, poetry open mike with music by Bemaji. 773-348-3665.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, Greg Haus spins trance, progressive, hard house, and breakbeat. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, Christopher Robin, John Jackson spin trans-Euro groove. Sundays, 10 PM, DJ Chester. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Boa spins synth pop, hardwave, and retro. Tuesdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Ralphi Rosario spins deep house. Wednesdays, 10 PM, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, 10 PM, Heather Doble. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ PCS, DJ 33-1/3. Saturdays, DJ Vic the Wolf, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Sundays, DJ PCS. Mondays, DJ BJAK, John Simmons. Tuesdays, Risky Bizness, DJ Heather spin new wave and pop. Wednesdays, DJ Andrew. Thursdays, DJ FLX, Chris Million. 312-243-1699.

BEVI AMO'S 1558 W. Taylor: Restaurant; no cover. Mondays, 9 PM, Greg Norwood spins deep house. 312-371-1239.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Tuesdays through Sundays (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fri 8/8, DJ Benz. Tuesdays, Jeremy James & guests spin techno (no cover). Wednesdays, Chris Gin, Twisted Individual, Flipside, MF Rotation. Fri 8/15, Bass Sync, DJ Cedric with guest DJs. 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, DJ Twilite Tone, Mike Love, DJ Word. 312-266-1234.

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

BOTTOM LOUNGE 3206 N. Wilton: Fridays, 9 PM, DJs spin industrial, electro, synth pop, and noise on the second floor. 773-975-0505.

BUNGALOW LOUNGEBAR 1622 W. Belmont: DJs spin downtempo, trip-hop, and acid jazz after 10 PM. Fridays, Gregory Dalphond. Saturdays, Andre Shakom. Thursdays, Andre Shakom with rotating guest DJs Mr. Cody Bear, Form, 8, KScape. 773-244-0400.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: DJs spin until 4 AM Sundays through Fridays, until 5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Vince Abrams spins hip-hop, old-school house, and reggae. Saturdays, Uncle Joe spins house and hip-hop. Mondays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Victor R., DJ Finesse, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, DJs spin salsa. Thursdays, DJ Smurf spins hip-hop. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Kidd. 312-642-5999.

CAFE LURA 3184 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM. Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Andre Solaris, Just Joey, Mili Sefic, Nosmo, Rikler. Thursdays, DJ MF, Regge, Lamebrane, Radiata spin drum 'n' bass. 773-736-3033.

CANS BAR & CANTEEN 1640 N. Damen: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mike Kandle. Sundays, Ryan Flagstaff. Thursdays, Tommy Wang. 773-227-2277.

CHERRY RED 2833 N. Sheffield: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Agent X spins hip-hop and dance. Saturdays, DJ Freddie O, DJ Izzi spin hip-hop and house until 3 AM. Thursdays, DJ Izzi spins hip-hop and house. 773-477-3661.

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

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays, DJ Hugo, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 7 PM, Latin T-Dance hosted by Veronica Zaid with DJs Kid Romeo, Alex Perez, El Prieto. Mondays, Disco Bingo hosted by Bianca Bleu. Tuesdays, 10 PM, karaoke with VJ Kevy B. Wednesdays, DJ Jungle Jorge spins salsa and Latin house. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 773-325-2233.

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

CLOUT LOUNGE 1248 W. George: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/8, DJ Devo, Angelist, Roman Salazar. Fri 8/15, Nosmo, DJ Gelly. 773-296-1478.

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 720 720 N. Wells: Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 PM-4 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, Daniel Tsunami, DJeremy. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COOBAH 3423 N. Southport: Sundays, 9 PM, Jesse de la Pena spins Brazilian lounge, jungle, drum 'n' bass, bossa nova, and Afrobeat (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, John Simmons spins house, downtempo, and soul (no cover). 773-528-2220.

COPA 1637 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Tim Bogosian spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, guest DJs spin until 3 AM. 312-642-3449.

CRISTAL LOUNGE at Magnum's Steakhouse, 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturdays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed. 847-952-8555.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Adibwoy spins hip-hop, old school, and house. Saturdays, DJ Joey spins dance, hip-hop, and pop. 773-528-7569.

DANTE'S 1200 W. Hubbard: DJs spin after 10:30 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Sean Madness. Thursdays, DJ Bobby Too Fresh. 312-243-9350.

DARKROOM 2210 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM; no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey spins downtempo, dub, jazz, and ethnic. 773-276-1411.

DIG 1551 N. Sheffield: Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs spin Top 40. 312-377-1727.

THE DISTRICT 858 W. Lake: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Twilite Tone with percussionist Louie Louie. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mr. A.L.I. Sundays, 8 PM, Water with Kennedy Octane & others spinning Afrobeat, Brazilian bossa, global house, and downtempo. 312-421-1759.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin on three levels 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, I-Candy Productions (no cover before 11 PM). Thursdays, Paul Blair, Greg Norwood. 312-751-2900.

DRAGONFLY 1206 N. State: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJ Stixx, Maddhouse, Raul Vergil, Mark Matraz, Mr. Wonderful, Bobby Martinez, Ricky Bradshaw, DJ Noble (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Spin Doctor, DJ Kwik, DJ Cisco spin salsa, merengue, mambo, reggae, and bachata (no cover). 312-787-7600.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 11 PM, Ron Troupe & Shaun T. spin house. Saturdays, 6 PM, Malik Shabazz & Beto Roxx spin hip-hop, house, and R&B. 773-235-5700.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 7 PM-4 AM Sundays through Thursdays in the Cabaret Room and Club X. Second Friday of every month, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Mixin' Marc, DJ Speed, Josh Da Funky 1, Double Impact, Flipside, Billy the Kid, DJ Nonstop, Boogie Boy, Slim, Katfish, Zanman, Pat Mann, Spankie. Sundays, DJ Theory. Mondays and Tuesdays, Pat Mann. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Frique, Dirty MF. Saturdays, Lil' Mikey, DJ 33-1/3, Full Moon Percussion Ensemble. Sundays, Danny the Wildchild, DJ Frique, Phantom 45, DJ Hiroki. Mondays, DJ Hiroki, DJ Anacron (preceded by the Mental Graffiti spoken-word open mike at 7:30 PM). Tuesdays, Vince Adams, Pharris Thomas, Phat Mike, John Styles. Wednesdays, Lil' Mikey. Thursdays, DJ Hide, Vince Adams, Dirty MF. 312-666-1695.

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

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Sundays and Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Can-Can DJs Flipside, Wayne Williams, Vince Lawrence, Cedric. 312-587-8469.

GRAMERCY 2438 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 9 PM, Paul Blair spins music of the 70s and 80s. 773-477-8880.

GUESSBAR 209 N. Green: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, B96 DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna & others. Tuesdays, Pharris Thomas, Vince Adams, Phat Mike, Mustaf Rox. Wednesdays, Chris Walsh & others. 312-226-4500.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, Lawrence Vince & guest DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, soul, reggae, and house. Saturdays, 11 PM-5 AM, DJ Swank, Matt Warren. Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Fabian. 312-527-5600.

HIDDEN LOUNGE 651 W. Washington: DJs spin until 2 AM Sundays through Tuesdays, until 4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, and until 5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, DJ Freckles spins hip-hop and house. 312-627-0409.

HOGS & HONEYS 1555 N. Sheffield: Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, and Fridays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs spin. 312-377-1733.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Universal Vibe with DJ Rampage, DJ Scream, Beto Rox, Omar Perez (18 & over). 312-923-2000.

ICE BAR 738 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly. Wednesdays, Johnny Chaos, Agent 47, DJ Marcel. 312-440-8841.

INNJOY 2051 W. Division: Music from 9 AM-2 PM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); patio open all season. Fridays, Evan Coleman spins funk, house, and hip-hop. Saturdays, Andrew YKK spins R&B, soul, disco, and funk. Sundays, DJ Joan of Arc, DJ Detroit Girl. Wednesdays, DJ Papa G spins, with fortune tellers. Thursdays, Todd Victory, DJ Tobias, DJ Madrid. 773-394-2066.

JEFFERY PUB 7041 S. Jeffery: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Quentin. 773-363-8555.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs spin dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Spillz. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Carmine Collaro. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 8 PM, Hot Boyz Tone & Shag host "Sassy Sundays" with Lady Red, Nina Shantell, Donnie Devo, DJ R Dubb, Pharris Thomas. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Chicago DJ Explosion (no cover). Thursdays, 7 PM, DJ Mike O (no cover). 312-337-3486.

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

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: hip-hop, retro, R&B, house, and funk. Fridays, DJs spin. Saturdays, Derrick Wize. Sundays, DJs spin industrial and electronica. Tuesdays, DJ Basic spins drum 'n' bass. Thursdays, DJs spin. 773-477-3330.

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

LAVA LOUNGE 859 N. Damen: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, General Jah Son. Saturdays, DJ Striz spins hip-hop, trip-hop, and house (no cover). Sundays, DJs spin underground house. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wednesdays, Flirt with Margaret Noble, Rebecca, Janel Roland, Code Blue, Michelle Musial, Brenda D, Shaka 23, Kali. Thursdays, Shon Dervis, DJ Precyse spin hip-hop. 773-772-3355.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: Fridays through Thursdays, DJs spin until 4 AM (until 5 AM Saturdays). 773-975-9244.

MARY Y SOL 816 W. Randolph: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Leddie Garcia, DJ Rick Garcia. 312-563-1763.

MICHAEL'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Thursdays, 9 PM, DJs spin downtempo and trip-hop. 630-446-4001.

MINX 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJ Bear Who?, DJ Majid. 312-828-9000.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Music after 9 PM. Saturdays, Club Babalou DJs spin salsa. 312-427-2572.

MY BAR 3555 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Architektur spins downbeat, trip-hop, nu jazz, and dub. 773-296-1770.

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

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

THE NEW SOUND 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DeeJay Intel One spins hip-hop, downtempo, and drum 'n' bass (no cover). 708-771-3060.

NINE 440 W. Randolph: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly in the Ghost Bar (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Todd. Saturdays, DJ Sheldon. 312-575-9900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Fridays, 11 PM, Shon Dervis spins hip-hop. Saturdays, 11 PM, Adrienne Sanchez spins house with percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Abe spins glam, garage, and punk. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, DJ Form. 773-489-0011.

ORLY'S 1660 E. 55th: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJ Stoney, DJ Corleone spin hip-hop, deep house, and reggae (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Stoney. Mondays, Leonard Part Sixx, Jam Master J spin deep house, disco, soul, and R&B. 773-638-2469.

LE PASSAGE 1 Oak Pl.: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Jernell Geronimo (DJ Matt Wells spins in the Yow Bar). Saturdays, Nandi Maxx spins progressive and hip-hop (DJ Solange spins in the Yow Bar). Wednesdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna spins hip-hop and house. 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, Mike Dunn, DJ Phantom, Tony T., Sam Silk & others spin deep house. Sundays, Mike Love. 773-486-2390.

QUINN II 2701 S. Archer: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-326-9143.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, (F)unktion DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Twilite Tone, DJ 33-1/3, Steve Bravo. Mondays, Mark Grant, DJ Lego, Dave Britton. 773-278-1009.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-733-6699.

REUNION 811 W. Lake: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM. Fridays, DJs spin Spanish rock. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa and merengue. 312-491-9600.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Chris Tomasone, DJ Danny Boy. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, Erik K, Prince Masih, DJ Wizz Kid, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Logic. 312-738-9971.

THE ROYAL 2401 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant. Fri 8/15, 9 PM-2 AM, Hugo Moya, Phil Free Art, Tobias, Trancid, Johnny Love, Livewire. 773-276-3232.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Abell spins house (no cover). 312-932-1750.

SEANCHAI 2345 W. Belmont: Saturdays, 10 PM, Ciro, Frankie J, Stunna, Moodswing, Seanie Mack spin drum 'n' bass & more (no cover). 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, Mark Fullaflava spins breakbeat, disco, hip-hop, jazz, and soul. Mondays, DJ Felix, the Mad Thinker spin house. Tuesdays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz spins salsa, boogaloo, merengue, and 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: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Fridays, 5:30-10 PM, Usuall Suspectz. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, Lee Collin, Sadar, Russoul. Mondays, Eddie "Moskito" Cruz, DJ Coco. Tuesdays, Andre Harris. Thursdays, Chris Quinn. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 8/8, Larry Heard, Bernard Badie, Mystic Bill. Sat 8/9, DJ Heather, Luke McKeehan. Sundays, DJ Erin & the Kraut. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins goth and electro. Second Wednesday of every month, Andrew Church spins punk, indie, and hardcore. Fri 8/15, Lego, Frique, DJ_S. Sat 8/16, Justin Long, Jonene, Mike Pugh. 773-549-4140.

SOUND-BAR 226 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs spin. 312-787-4480.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Terp. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Sundays, VJ Steven Farias. Mondays, VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Tech-Nick (no cover). Wednesdays, Freddie Bain & VJ Tyrone. 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 Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Goose, Justin G. Saturdays, Andrew Vonn spins house and hip-hop. Sundays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Tuesdays, Andrew Vonn spins metal. Thursdays, Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

STAR BAR 2150 Ogden, Aurora: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Pat Clark, Kenny "Jammin'" Jason, Billy the Kid, Tony 2 Much, Erik K, Blitz. Thursdays, Retroactive. 630-236-0900.

STEVIE B'S 1401 N. Ashland: Fridays, 9 PM, Torin Edmunds spins house and disco. Saturdays, 9 PM, Chris Underwood spins hip-hop, neo-soul, and salsa. 773-486-7427.

STREETSIDE CAFE 3201 W. Armitage: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays); no cover. Fridays, Michael Lacey & others spin deep house. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Eric H., DJ Joseph spin 2-step garage, brokenbeat, dancehall, and dub. 773-252-9700.

SUPERLOUNGE 209 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM nightly (until 5 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Matty, Chris Quinn. Saturdays, Harry the Blade, DJ Tobias. Wednesdays, Justin Reed, DJ Solace spin Brazilian and Latin house. Thursdays, Shaka 23. 312-223-9232.

SWANK 710 N. Wells: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM Mondays through Fridays, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna. Saturdays, DJ Vic, DJ Isaac. Tuesdays, DJ Danny Boy. Wednesdays, Psycho Bitch, Nikki Cam Cam, DJ Taso, DJ Danny Boy. Thursdays, DJ Lego (no cover). 312-274-9500.

LA TABERNA 3358 N. Ashland: Music starts at 10 PM. Fridays, Omar spins house and hip-hop. Second Saturday of every month, DJ Masta, Frank Q spins jazzy house. Wednesdays, Ralph Daniels spins progressive, tribal house, and trance. Thursdays, DJ John spins house. 773-248-5475.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Scratch-n-Sniff spins retro rock and old-school hip-hop. Saturdays, Refried Beats with DJs Mass Transit, Spinello, J-Biz spinning old-school hip-hop; freestyle open mike hosted by Saayid. Sundays, DJ Superstatus spins dub, scratch, funk, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, DJ Rudy, DJ Tankboy spin alternative rock, punk, and new wave. Wednesdays, Analog Addicts. Thursdays, DJ Motorcycle Dan spins rock. 773-227-4906.

TONIC ROOM 2447 N. Halsted: Music and DJs 10 PM-2 AM nightly (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays, DJ Mass Transit spins soul, old school, and hip-hop. Saturdays, DJ Emo spins funk and hip-hop. Sundays, Tabakin & Saayid host the "Tabakspin" open mike. Mondays, open mike. 773-248-8400.

TRACE 3714 N. Clark: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Doug Brandt spins house. Wednesdays, DJ Real One & Jackin' Jamie spin house, disco, and breaks (no cover). 773-477-3400.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez, Marco Hernandez, Carlos Rodriguez spin salsa and merengue. Saturdays, Martin "Boogieman" Luna, Chris Tomasone, DJ Goose, Flipside, Jayfunk. 312-491-9729.

U!N! CLUB 3548 N. Des Plaines River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Jimmie Page. Saturdays, DJ Markski, DJ Schim. Tuesdays, Rick Hype. Wednesdays, Pat Clark, DJ Schim. Thursdays, DJ Alexo, DJ Big Time, DJ Stoy Boy. 847-233-9091.

VISION 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. DJ Theory spins Fridays in the Dome; DJ Spin spins Saturdays in the Dome. Fri 8/8, Andre Solaris, David Josephs, Jay Prasad, DJ Spin, Jimmie Page, Ron Carroll, Josh Werner, Mike Steele, Inbaum Cho. Sat 8/9, Max Graham, Micro, Brian Boncher. Fri 8/15, Darude. Sat 8/16, Uberzone, Dissolvent, Dome Room, Portia Surreal. 312-266-2114.

VOODOO 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 7 PM Tuesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. Saturdays, Julian "Jumpin'" Perez, Double Impact, Paul Curtis. Tuesdays, Rick Martinez, Alex Perez spin Latin rock, pop, and alternative. Tue 8/12, 9:30 PM, Tranzas, Damian Rivero, DJ Charly. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 1/2 W. Ohio: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 8/8, Boolu Master spins hip-hop, salsa, and reggae, Donnie Devoe. 312-832-1717.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dan Morrell, DJ Speed, Laura B. Saturdays, DJ Danny Boy, DJ Mach 1, Peter Haze spin progressive house, trance, hip-hop, and R&B. Thursdays, DJ Solange, DJ Finesse. 312-337-8080.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Fridays and Saturdays, Chris Walsh, Jeremy Coutre spin house. Wednesdays, DJ Vego, DJ Reggie spin progressive, house, and trance. Thursdays, Jeremy Coutre spins deep house. 773-529-9135.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Sativa, Frank Solano, Chris Santiago. Saturdays, Andre Harris, PNS. 312-787-0400.

ZERO GRAVITY 22 W 613 75th, Naperville: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. Saturdays, Billy the Kid, DJ Markski, DJ Caffeine, Triple X, Brett Lee, DJ Night, DJ Double J. 630-985-1111.

Folk & Country

Concerts

CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Free concert. Sun 8/10, 1 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY Free concert. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

LANIALOHA & KUPONO Free concert. Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Chicago Women's Park and Gardens, 1827 S. Indiana. 312-742-1079.

MOLLY & THE TINKER Free concert. Mon 8/11, 7 PM, Eclecticity, 3162 N. Clark. 773-929-3080.

STEVE & JENNY MOSS Free concert. Sun 8/17, 8 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

FRANK O'CONNOR Free outdoor concert. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

GARNET ROGERS Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Congregational Unitarian Church, 221 Dean, Woodstock. 815-338-5164.

STEVE ROSEN & friends perform string-band music for square and contra dancing, with caller Susan Kevra. Mon 8/11, 8 PM, Park View Lutheran Church, 3919 N. Monticello. 773-777-7822.

EARL SCRUGGS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS, STEVE ROSEN TRIO Sun 8/17, 6 and 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STEVE SIMMS & JOHN NOVAK Sun 8/10, noon, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

SONG CIRCLE Free in-store performance. Saturdays, 9 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Fri 8/15, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

Folk & Country

Clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish session. Tue 8/12, 8 PM, Barra MacNeils. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Gaelic Storm. 773-478-4408.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Sat 8/16, Dwight Twilley. 773-281-4444.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM Sundays. Sun 8/10, Tricia Alexander, Dev Singh. Sun 8/17, Kat Eggleston. 847-424-9800.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ruby Harris, Wavey Dave & others host a bluegrass jam, Grateful Bluegrass Boys with Ruby Harris & Wavey Dave. 773-384-8600.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 PM Thursday through Saturday, 7 PM Sunday. Mon 8/11, Half Day Bluegrass Band. Tue 8/12, Brad Glieberman. 847-256-8870.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country dance lessons and DJs at 7:30 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays, DJ Sux. Sundays, Big John. Mondays, Big John, DJ Sux. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 8/15, Lonestar State. 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.

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays and Mondays. Sun 8/17, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EDGEWATER LOUNGE 5600 N. Ashland: Music at 8 PM. Tuesdays, Chico. 773-878-3343.

ELI'S CHEESECAKE WORLD 6701 W. Forest Preserve: Restaurant. Fri 8/15, 5 PM, Choir Boys. 773-205-3800.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Hoyle Brothers. 773-276-3600.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Sat 8/9, Larkin Brothers. Fri 8/15, DJ Marcus. Sat 8/16, Four Eyes. 312-836-0066.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 8/9, Hillbilly Winos. 847-821-1234.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Sat 8/9, Paging Raymond. Fri 8/15, Off 'n Runnin'. 219-464-4700.

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

GREENLEAF GRILL 301 Greenleaf, Park City: Music at 7 PM. Second Sunday of every month, open stage. 847-949-5355.

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

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3-6 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-883-0304.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Willowbrook: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Donnybrook. Sat 8/9, Clan na Gael. Mon 8/11, 8 PM, Ploughboys. Wednesdays, Irish session hosted by Murphy Roche. Fri 8/15, St. James Gate. 630-325-3732.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 8/11, 9 PM, Gan Bua (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursdays, 8 PM, Irish session. 708-366-8073.

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

RED LINE TAP 7006 N. Glenwood: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Michelle Perry & the Cold Cold Hearts. 773-274-3239.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thu 8/14, JT & the Clouds. 312-491-1122.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:15 PM. Fri 8/8, David Williams with Mike O'Connell. Fri 8/15, David Wilner. Sat 8/16, 2 PM, song circle. 630-969-9720.

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Concerts

JOANNA CONNOR & PISTOL PETE Free concert. Tue 8/12, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHNNY DRUMMER Fri 8/15, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

DIAMOND JIM GREENE Free concert. Sun 8/10, 3 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

HOWLIN' AT THE MOON Jackie Taylor & Jimmy Tillman's "bluesical" about Howlin' Wolf, with Rick Stone, Dwight Neal, Qween Roy, Desla Epison. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-769-4451 or 312-902-1500.

INSPIRATIONAL VOICES OF VICTORY Free concert. Fri 8/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SHIRLEY JOHNSON & BARRELHOUSE BONNIE Wed 8/13, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

PETER LOVE Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

LIZ MANDVILLE GREESON Mon 8/11, noon, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

ERIC NODEN TRIO Fri 8/8, 5:30 PM, Chicago Blues Exchange, Tourism Center, 72 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

PIANO C. RED & THE FLAT FOOT BOOGIE BLUES BAND Sundays, 8 AM-3 PM, New Maxwell Street Market, 1600 S. Canal. 312-437-0808. Blues,

Blues, Gospel, R&B

Clubs

AJ'S HORSE AROUND LOUNGE 114 W. Washington, Round Lake Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Housewreckin' Blues Jam with Mike Landers, King Robinson, Bruce Williams, Jeff Blum, Marty Willis. 847-546-3314.

AL'S 404 LOUNGE 404 W. 79th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-846-5467.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/8 and Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Band. 312-642-6805.

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

BARN OF BARRINGTON 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/8, the Buzz. Sat 8/9, Joe Moss Band. 847-381-8585.

BILL'S BLUES 1029 Davis, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM Mondays through Fridays, 7 PM Sundays. Fri 8/8, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 8/9, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Mon 8/11, Lurrie Bell. Tue 8/12, Katherine Davis hosts a jam session. Wed 8/13, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Thu 8/14, Dave Hole. Fri 8/15, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Sat 8/16, Son Seals. 847-424-9800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 8/12, John Primer Band with Big Time Sarah. Wednesdays, Grana Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, Linsey Alexander Band with Nellie Travis. Sundays and Thursdays, Shirley Johnson Band. Tue 8/12, Charlie Love Band with Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, John Primer & the Real Deal Band with Grana Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Joanna Connor. Sat 8/9, Kinsey Report. Sun 8/10, Gloria Thompson Rogers. Mon 8/11, Willie Kent. Tue 8/12, Quintus McCormick. Wed 8/13, Pistol Pete. Thu 8/14, Rodney Brown. Fri 8/15, Chicago's Most Wanted with Syl Johnson. Sat 8/16, Vance Kelly. Sun 8/17, Vino Louden. 773-528-1012.

BOB & LOIS'S PLACE 745 E. 75th: Sundays, 9 PM, D.R. Express Band with Danny Reed. 773-488-1355.

BOSSMAN BLUES CENTER 3500 W. Lake: Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 7 PM, Al Harris & the Blues Crew with Johnny B. Moore's Band & others perform at a benefit for Johnny B. Moore. 773-722-8744.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant; music at 9:30 PM; early acoustic shows Fridays and Saturdays (no cover). Fri 8/8, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 8/9, 6 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks, Stan Skibby & the Love Shoulders. Sun 8/10, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 8/11, Brother John hosts the jam. Tue 8/12, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wed 8/13, Mike Morgan & the Crawl. Thu 8/14, 9 PM, Mem Shannon. Fri 8/15, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9 PM, Carl Weathersby, Jimmy Burns. Sat 8/16, 6 PM, John Primer; 9:30 PM, Otis Rush, Danny Draher. Sun 8/17, Joel Paterson Trio. 312-427-0333.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/8, Anthony Gomes. Sat 8/9, Buckwheat Zydeco. Sun 8/10, 8 PM, Elvin Bishop. Fri 8/15, Michael Burks. Sat 8/16, Matthew Skoller Band. 630-513-0074.

CLEARWATER THEATER 96 W. Main, West Dundee: Fri 8/15, 8 PM, Voodoo Kings, CJ Stanley. 847-836-8820.

DEW DROP INN 4316 W. 16th: Wed 8/13, 8:30 PM, L.T. McGee (see Critic's Choice). 773-277-0629.

DOWN FROM THE TRACKS 50 E. Jefferson, Joliet: Fri 8/8, 8:30 PM, Chicago Blues Angels. Sat 8/9, 8:30 PM, William Purvis & the Seventh Sons. Fri 8/15, 8:30 PM, Brother John. 815-724-1190.

DUKE'S GRILL 476 W. Liberty, Wauconda: Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 847-526-0002.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open mike with $3 Blues Band. Wednesdays, open jam with Midnight Renegades. Thursdays, open jam with Madman Blues Band. Fri 8/15, Grover Bruirr. Sat 8/16, Backstreet Blues Band. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Dave Hole. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: Mondays, 9 PM, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. 773-684-0600.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day, Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Wayne Baker Brooks. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Big Time Sarah. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Music at 8:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Saturdays. Sat 8/9, Steepwater Band. Tue 8/12, Mike Wheeler & Carlos Showers. Thursdays, open jam hosted by Joe Moss (no cover). Sat 8/16, Linsey Alexander Band. 708-484-3610.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sundays, 9:30 AM and noon, gospel brunch featuring local choirs. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES BACK PORCH STAGE 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 8/8, 10 PM, and Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band hosts the "Sunday Night Spotlight" blues-singer competition. Mon 8/11, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor. Tue 8/12, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. Wed 8/13, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Thu 8/14, 9:30 PM, Fri 8/15, 10 PM, and Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 8/9, Toronzo Cannon & Cannonball Express. 312-245-0333.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM; Detroit Junior plays piano at 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, A.C. Reed. Sundays, Charlie Love, Linsey Alexander. Mondays, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers, Sammy Fender. Tuesdays, Dion Payton, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jimmy Burns Band, Andre Taylor & the Blues Alley Cats. Thu 8/14, Howard Scott. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Kenny Neal. 773-477-4646.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy Band. Tuesdays, Jimmy Pryor & the Double J Band with Crumar. Thursdays, Shorty Mack. 773-493-3477.

MARY'S 501 W. 55th: Sundays, 6 PM-midnight, Pete's All-Stars. 773-846-7374.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Neil Rose Band. 708-366-8073.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Sun 8/10, 5:30 PM, Joan Baby. Tue 8/12, 5:30 PM, Chicago Red Hots. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 8/9, Nicholas Barron. Sat 8/16, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

ORAZIO 333 N. Center, Naperville: Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. 630-357-4350.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Thursdays, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-243-3700.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 8/9, Percy Strother. Wed 8/13, the Chris, Dave & Mack Show. Sat 8/16, Shirley King. 815-477-0340.

PUFFER'S 3350 S. Halsted: Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-927-6073.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays through Sundays, 9:30 PM Thursdays; no cover Thursdays. Fri 8/8, Pistol Pete. Sat 8/9, Phil Guy. Sun 8/10, Toronzo & the Cannonball Express host the jam. Fri 8/15, Eddy Clearwater with Ronnie Baker Brooks. Sat 8/16, Eddy Clearwater with Billy Branch. Sun 8/17, Vini & the Demons host the jam. 773-645-5200.

RIVERS RESTAURANT 30 S. Wacker: Fri 8/15, 4:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-559-1515.

LOS ROSALES 2032 N. Damen: Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Pete Special. 773-489-6321.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 8/8, Aaron Moore, Rob Stone, Willie Hayes. Sat 8/9, Nora Jean & the Bruso Blues Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Thursdays, Eddie Taylor Jr., Ariyo, Larry Taylor. Fri 8/15, Harmonica Khan. Sat 8/16, Detroit Junior, Jimmy Burns. 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. 773-723-0592.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 8/8, Sharon Lewis; 10:30 PM, Sharon Lewis & the Mojo Kings. Sat 8/9, Cadillac Dave. Fri 8/15, Pistol Pete. Sat 8/16, Vino Louden. 847-991-2150.

TOMMY'S PLACE 12237 Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 9 PM, jam hosted by Biscuit & the Mix. 708-389-7810.

VAUGHAN'S PLACE 6633 S. Ashland: Thursdays, 9 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-434-1662.

WALLACE'S CATFISH CORNER 2800 W. Madison: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Cyrus Hayes with Lady Lee & others. 773-638-3474.

WIDOW MCLEARY'S 400 E. Margaret, Thornton: Sundays, 4-8 PM, jam session hosted by Little Johnny. 708-877-7011.

Jazz

Concerts

JACKIE ALLEN Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

FRED ANDERSON TRIO Tue 8/12, 5:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 4:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

BOPOLOGY Free outdoor performance. Thu 8/14, 7 PM, Bank One Plaza, Davis & Orrington, Evanston. 847-328-5864.

TIM BRANCH Free in-store performance. Sat 8/9, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

KELLY BRAND NEXTET, SWING GITAN GYPSY JAZZ, DAVE SPECTER TRIO & others perform at the "Eclectic Picnic." Sun 8/17, 5 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Park & Fawell, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MAGGIE BROWN Free in-store performance. Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

CALTERA SCHOOL OF JAZZ Free in-store performance. Thu 8/14 and Fri 8/15, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

kevin DAVIS, Aram Shelton Free concert. Mon 8/11, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee. 773-862-4882.

ORBERT DAVIS Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

DETOUR Thu 8/14, 6:30 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-280-9550.

KURT ELLING Free in-store performance. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

GRAND AVENUE SWING BAND Thu 8/14, noon, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

RODNEY HARPER SAVOY TRIO Free concert. Sun 8/17, 2:30 PM, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library Auditorium, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Free concert. Fri 8/8, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

IMPROMP2 Free in-store performance. Sat 8/16, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Tue 8/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MOTHRA QUARTET Fri 8/8, noon, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

OPEN JAM hosted by Ernest Dawkins & Steve Berry with percussionist Isaiah Spencer, pianist Justin Dillard (no cover). Sundays, 3-7 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7051 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

BRIAN PATTI ORCHESTRA Fri 8/15, 6 PM, Millennium Plaza, Galena & Stolp, Aurora. 630-844-4396.

DUKE PAYNE & KEN CHANEY with Frank Russell & Charles Heath; benefit concert. Second Sunday of every month, 4 PM, Love Foundation, 553 E. 75th. 773-846-2566.

BRIENN PERRY ENSEMBLE performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Big City Swing at 6 PM. Sat 8/9, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BILL FUDOLI/RICH FUDOLI QUINTET Thu 8/14, 5-10 PM, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438.

JOE RENDON Free in-store performance. Sat 8/9, noon, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

SONS BROTHERS & WRESTLERS Free in-store performance. Sat 8/16, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

SUENOS Sat 8/9, 1 PM, Whole Foods, 30 W. Huron. 312-932-9600.

MALACHI THOMPSON QUARTET Free in-store performance. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

BARRY WINOGRAD & THE BIG BAND SURVIVORS Fri 8/8, 6:30 PM, Trebes Park, 2250 N. Clifton. 312-742-7769.

FRED WOODARD TRIO Free in-store performance. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1539 E. 53rd. 773-752-8663.

LIBBY YORK, NEIL ALGER, KELLY SILL Sun 8/10, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

Jazz

Clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 8/8, noon, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 and Wednesdays, noon, Martez Rucker. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesdays, 5 PM, John Brumbach Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Organ Express. Thursdays, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Mike Smith Quintet. Fri 8/15, noon, Kim Cusak & Bob Neighbor. Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, BMR4. 312-642-6805.

ANTHONY'S RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB 231 Douglas, Elgin: Sat 8/9, 8:30 PM, Nick Colionne. 847-717-6759.

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

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Rudy Jackson & Toby Wallace. 773-483-3100.

ART OF SPORTS 2444 W. Diversey: Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Joe Rendon. 773-276-7298.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, Detour. Sun 8/10 through Sat 8/16, Bobby Lewis. Sun 8/17, Jasper Stone. 312-751-2433.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sat 8/9, 10 PM, Melvin Sparks Band. Fri 8/15, 10 PM, Frank Catalano, John Moulder. 773-384-8600.

CAFE CAPPUCCINO 5 N 105 S. Rte. 53, Itasca: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain & friends. 630-285-1020.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

CAFE MESTIZO 2123 S. Ashland: Sundays, 6 PM, David Boykin, Karl Seigfried, Mike Reed host an open jam session. 312-942-0095.

CAFE SHINO 211 E. Ontario: Music at 9 PM. Fridays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Chieko Kurauchi. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Vickie Tsunozai. 312-266-2280.

CANDLESTICK MAKER 4432 N. Kedzie: Music at 9 PM. Sat 8/9, Matt De Gennaro, Scott Tuma (see Critic's Choice). 773-463-0158.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Sonny G Quartet. Sat 8/9, 9 PM, Jimmy Niteclub. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham, Don Stille. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, the Tony Smith Show. Sat 8/16, 9 PM, Judy Roberts Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

CHICAGO PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1370 Bank, Schaumburg: Music in the lounge at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Dave Simone. Saturdays, Ed Coward. Thursdays, Bob Davis. 847-969-9900.

CIAO BELLA RESTAURANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T" Marcelain (no cover). 630-469-1080.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant with music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Craig Lanigon & Arlene Bardelle. Sundays and Mondays, Tom Muellner. Tuesdays, Tom Muellner & Arlene Bardelle. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

CRUSH 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. 773-528-7569.

CY'S CRAB HOUSE 3819 N. Ashland: Fridays, 8 PM, Minor Third Quartet. 773-883-8900.

CYRANO'S BISTRO 546 N. Wells: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Joe Iaco & Rachel Pardo. 312-467-0546.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Fridays, 8 PM, Truth. 773-235-5700.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tue 8/12, 9:30 PM, Matt Bauder & Jason Ajemian (see Critic's Choice). Wed 8/13, 9:30 PM, Scott Rosenberg Big Band. 773-276-3600.

ETHIOPIAN DIAMOND 6120 N. Broadway: Fridays, 7 PM, Kelan Phil Cohran. 773-338-6100.

FAMILY DEN 8940 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 6-10 PM, jam session with Crosswind (no cover). 773-734-8545.

FIREPLACE INN 1448 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, J.J. & the Jazz Masters (no cover). 312-664-5264.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 8/10, 6 PM, Brienn Perry Orchestra. Sun 8/17, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Barrett & Esenberg Group. Sundays through Wednesdays, 6 PM, Bob Henderson. Thursdays, 6 PM, Mark Barrett. 773-528-4033.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALE STREET INN 4914 N. Milwaukee: Mon 8/11, Diane Delin, Dennis Luxion. 773-725-1300.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Mon 8/11, Baked Beans. 773-489-5471.

GIBSON'S 5464 River, Rosemont: Mondays, 5-8 PM, Scott Earl Holman (no cover). 847-928-9900.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 8/17, 2-5:30 PM, Illinois Club of Traditional Jazz All-Stars with Tommy Saunders. 708-755-8312 or 708-425-4596.

GOURMAND 728 S. Dearborn: No cover. Fridays, 8:30 PM, What's Going On. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Tony Monaco Trio (see Critic's Choice). Sun 8/10, 8 PM, Silk Williams & friends (no cover). Tue 8/12, 6 PM, Jose Valdes Trio (no cover). Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJs spin mambo and salsa. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursdays, 8 PM, jam session (no cover). Fri 8/15, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Sat 8/16, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Bill Dickens Band. 773-395-0066.

GREEN DOOR TAVERN 678 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 9 PM, Jimijon Jazz Experience. 312-664-5496.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fridays, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph. Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Jeff Newell New-Trad Octet. Fridays, 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Saturdays, midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Kimberly Gordon Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Deep Blue. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Fri 8/15, 9 PM, and Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Greg Osby Four. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Kathryn Gauthier. 773-465-8005.

HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Music in the Salon. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 7 PM, Erin McDougald Ensemble. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 8/9, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues & others (benefit for the Chicago Asian-American Jazz Festival). Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues (18 & over). Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Lucy Smith Quartet hosts "Sunday Songs." 312-362-9707.

HOUSTON'S 616 N. Rush: Restaurant with music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, JoAnn Daugherty Trio. Saturdays, Tom Muellner, Dave Marr, Tim Davis. Mondays and Tuesdays, Bob Dogan, Joe Adamic, Paul Martin. Wednesdays and Thursdays, David Williams. 312-649-1121.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/10, Treehouse Project, Horsesandcorpses. Sun 8/17, 10 PM, Toby Summerfield. 773-935-2118.

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 8/8 through Sun 8/10, Charles MacPherson Quartet. Tue 8/12 through Sun 8/17, Boogaloolou. 312-670-2473.

JC'S PUB & RISTORANTE 13101 Cicero, Midlothian: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Manfree & Vibrations. 708-388-7755.

JERRY'S 4838 W. 183rd, Country Club Hills: Tuesdays, 7 PM, Bob Guthrie Quartet, Tammie McCann. 708-647-6519.

JIMMY'S PLACE 13822 S. Indiana, Riverdale: Sundays, 6-10 PM, Senabella & Jazz Deluxe. 708-849-1990.

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 Trio. Thursdays, Tim Tobias. 312-595-5299.

JOY-BLUE 1401 W. Irving Park: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Long Count Quartet (no cover). 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 6 PM, Kimberly Gordon & Chris Foreman (no cover); 7 PM, Linda Tate with Bradley Williams & His Original 21st Century Review. Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Layni Katz Trio. Sat 8/9, 9:30 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. Sundays, 1 PM, Tim Green/Tim McNamara Trio; 7 PM, Spider Saloff & the Uptown String Trio. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Dennis Carroll, George Fludas, Scott Burns, Jodie Christian/Dan Trudell. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Brian O'Hern hosts "Chanteuse," showcase for vocalists (no cover). Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Brumbach Quartet (no cover). Sat 8/16, 9:30 PM, Zach Brock Quartet. 773-348-7592.

KOPI CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Second Monday of every month, 8 PM, Steven Hashimoto Duo. 773-989-5674.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, Sundays through Tuesdays, and Thursdays, after 9 PM Wednesdays, and after 10 PM Saturdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Ron Salter & the Most Wanted Jazz Quartet host an open mike. 773-493-3477.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tue 8/12, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

LUCIANO'S ON RUSH 871 N. Rush: Restaurant and piano bar with music nightly at 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Lenny Perrata Trio. 312-266-1414.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists/vocalists perform after 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, Scott Earl Holman. 847-952-8755.

MELANGE BLUE 2809 Butterfield, Oak Brook: Restaurant and tapas bar. Saturdays, 8 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 PM, Bill & Sue Pasquale Trio. 630-571-3600.

MOLLY MALONE'S 7652 W. Madison, Forest Park: Fri 8/8, 9:30 PM, Steelin' Jazz. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jazz Jam Adventure. 708-366-8073.

MONTAGE 3124 S. Rte. 59, Naperville: Saturdays, 8 PM, Doug Rosenberg Trio. 630-904-7401.

MOOD CAFE 446 E. 43rd: Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 6 PM, Trace Ellington. 773-624-8002.

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

MULDOON'S 133 W. Front, Wheaton: Wed 8/13, 9 PM, Joe Rendon. 630-688-8866.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesdays, 8 PM, William Perry & Company with Derrick Polk, Avreeayl Ra, Khari B. & others. 773-743-3355.

NO FRICTION 2502 N. California: Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Savoir Faire. 773-235-2757.

O'BRIEN'S 1528 N. Wells: Thursdays, 7 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. 312-787-3142.

100 SOUTH CHOP HOUSE & GRILL 100 S. York, Elmhurst: No cover. Mondays, 7 PM, Marc Pompe Trio. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Peter Oprisko Duo. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Sketches in Blue. 630-782-9091.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays through Sundays, 8:30 PM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PENINSULA HOTEL 108 E. Superior: Music in the Lobby Lounge. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Alison Ruble. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Eric Remschneider Trio with Stephanie Browning. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Greta Pope. 312-337-2888.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, Redd Holt Quartet. Mondays, Mike Kocour Trio. Tuesdays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wednesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Juli Wood Quartet. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Los Hombres Perdidos. 847-328-0399.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 412 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7:30 PM Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM Wednesday through Saturday; no cover. Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, William Cochran Quartet. Mon 8/11, Two for Brazil. Tuesdays, Judy Roberts. Wednesdays, Ken Chaney Trio. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, Redd Holt Quartet. 847-243-3700.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 8 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 7 PM, Karl Johnson. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Holly McGuire. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Judy Roberts. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, John Wright Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Square Root of 5 Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, Corey Radford/Scott Anderson Quartet. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM weeknights, 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 8/8, Corey Wilkes Quartet. Mondays, Typhanie Monique Duo (no cover). 773-472-1000.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2401 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Sundays, open jam with the Jeremy Callner Trio. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR 3720 N. Clark: Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Natalie Donna & A.J. Robb. 773-348-7291.

RED PEPPER LOUNGE 428 E. 87th: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Snatch Inc. 773-873-5700.

RHYTHM 1108 W. Randolph: Sat 8/16, 10 PM, Havana. 312-492-6100.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music in the Blue Crab Lounge at 7:30 PM; no cover. Sun 8/17, Elaine Dame Trio. 312-527-2722.

SHEBEEN KING 6501 S. Saint Lawrence: Fridays, 8 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble performs at an open mike for poets and musicians. 312-263-1649.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Third Sunday of every month, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 9 PM, and Fridays, 8 PM, Kuzzins (no cover). 773-871-0990.

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 1401 W. Devon: Thu 8/14, 7 PM, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-338-0600.

STETSON'S CHOP HOUSE & BAR Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Marshall Nelson. Saturdays, 8 PM, and Fridays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Marshall Nelson Duo. 312-565-1234, ext. 4490.

3030 3030 W. Cortland: Music at 9:30 PM. Thu 8/14, Matt Bauder/Jason Ajemian Group (see Critic's Choice), Design Flaw. 773-862-3616.

THYME 464 N. Halsted: Restaurant and bar. Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Six-Piece Orchestra. Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, David Rothstein Trio. 312-226-4300.

TROPICAL DEN 7209 S. Exchange: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by George Freeman. 773-978-2341.

TULLER'S CHOPHOUSE 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights: Restaurant. Fri 8/15, 6:30 PM, Elaine Dame Duo (no cover). 847-577-5151.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Jeff Morrison & friends (no cover). 773-665-4410.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8 PM, Lisa McLowry Band. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Lonie Walker; 10:30 PM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Lorna Boston; 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. Thursdays, 1:30 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 8/8, Hanah Jon Taylor Trio with Vincent Davis. Sat 8/9, Kaliq Woods Quartet. Sundays, 7 PM, jam session with saxophonist Dennis Winslett, percussionist Kobie Watkins. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Greg Ward & friends. Thu 8/14, Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble. Fri 8/15, Glen Hall, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy. Sat 8/16, Damian Espinoza, Paul Steinbeck, Scott Garrigan. Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Dennis Winslett & Kobie Watkins host an open jam session. 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.

XIPPO 3759 N. Damen: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM (until 3 AM Saturdays). Sundays and Tuesdays, 9 PM, Arlo Stanfield Sextet. 773-529-9135.

International

Concerts

RICARDO ARJONA Sat 8/9, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5740 or 312-559-1212.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free concert. Wed 8/13, 6:30 PM, Jeffrey S. Green Park, 6500 N. Algonquin. 312-742-7846. Thu 8/14, 6:30 PM, Adams Park, 1919 N. Seminary. 312-742-7767.

RAUL JAURENA & DUO SELECT perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Tango Nada Mas at 6 PM. Thu 8/14, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

THE JUNGLE West African percussion performance with Taylor, Morikeba Kouyate, Yaya Kabo, Barry Bennett, Leddie Garcia, Doug Brush, Don Diego, Derek Fredrickson, Louise Cloutier, Bob Garrett & others. Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ORQUESTA LATIRA performs at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Miguel Mendez at 6 PM. Fri 8/8, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE perform at Chicago SummerDance, preceded by dance lessons with Tommye Giacchino & Gregory Day at 6 PM. Fri 8/15, 7:30 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison & Balbo. 312-742-4007.

WORLD'S LARGEST OUTDOOR SALSA LESSON with music by Nuestro Tambo, Dino Latino, and DJs; free admission. Thu 8/14, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-7827.

International

Clubs

BOUZOUKI LOUNGE 310 S. Halsted: Fridays through Sundays and Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, Greek musicians, singers, and belly dancers perform. 312-707-8600.

CAFE LAGUARDIA 2111 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Andres Castillo & Son Trinidad. 773-862-5996.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 8/15, 9:30 and 11:30 PM, Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 8/8, 9 PM, Pape & Cheikh (see Post No Bills). Fri 8/15, 9 PM, Roberto Castellon with Omayra Amaya. 312-362-9707.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Carlos Ortega Trio. 773-348-7592.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after live shows until 4 AM. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Sat 8/9, Matt Faunce performs classical and flamenco guitar. Fri 8/15, Daniel Abu-Absi & Carlos Ortega. 312-491-1122.

Classical

SOPHIA ANASTASIOU & PAUL HAMILTON flute & piano, in a free concert (Gluck, Paganini, Faure, Romig, Schocker, McLean, Biehm, Takemitsu). Sat 8/9, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

CANTATE chamber choir in a free concert. Mon 8/11, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

LINDA CHATTERTON & MELODY LORD flute & piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Enescu, Locatelli, Takemitsu, Schoenfeld, Borne). Wed 8/13, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Fri 8/8, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with cellist Claudio Bohorquez (Lalo, Brahms). Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violist Kim Kashkashian (Prokofiev, Berlioz). Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with pianists Lang Lang & Christopher Taylor (Mozart, Beethoven, Bernstein). 847-266-5100.

CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE in a free outdoor concert. Tue 8/12, 7 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 8/9 and Sat 8/16, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LARRY COMBS & DEBORAH SOBOL clarinet & piano, in a free concert. Tue 8/12, 5:45 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-787-7360.

CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH & LANG LANG perform four-hand piano music of Mozart. Mon 8/11, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus & Jackson: Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar conducts Mahler's Symphony no. 7. Wed 8/13, 6:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with Mariachi Cobre. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore, bass-baritone William Powers, bass Richard Bernstein & the Grant Park Chorus (Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust). 312-742-4763.

MATTHEW HAGLE piano (Beethoven, Schumann). Sun 8/10, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State: Sun 8/17, 4 PM, Wayne Wyrembelski. 312-664-6963.

BRENDA HUANG piano (Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Liszt). Sun 8/17, 7 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

JULIUS MEINL COFFEEHOUSE 3601 N. Southport: Saturdays, 8 PM, and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Oistrach Ensemble. 773-868-1856.

CARLOS KALMAR with vocalists in a lecture-performance featuring excerpts from Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust. Thu 8/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

L'OPERA PICCOLA Pasquale Laurino conducts Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 7:30 PM, and Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-560-1072.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 8/9 and Sat 8/16, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sat 8/9, 11 AM, John Axelrod, conductor, with pianist Lang Lang in a children's concert (Mozart, Chopin). Tue 8/12, 8 PM, John Axelrod, conductor, with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in an all-Mozart program. Thu 8/14, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago (Weber/Berlioz, Le Freyschutz). See Critic's Choice. Sun 8/17, 5 PM, David Alan Miller, conductor (Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique). 847-266-5100.

SAUSSY 1156 W. Grand: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 8/8, Guitar Duo Eclectico. 312-491-1122.

LISA SHIHOTEN, AMY SUE BARSTON, IEVA JOKUBAVICIUTE & NATHANIEL WEBSTER violin, cello, piano & baritone, perform Ned Rorem's Aftermath with dancers from the Ruth Page Foundation in a "preview concert" preceding 8 PM Chicago Symphony Orchestra performance. Sat 8/9, 5:45 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay & Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ROBERT SIMS baritone, with pianist Jamie Hagedom in a program of spirituals & traditional songs. Sun 8/17, 3 PM, Old St. Mary's Church, 1500 S. Michigan. 312-922-3444.

ANATOLIY TORCHINSKIY piano, in a free concert. Mon 8/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Fri 8/8 and Sat 8/9, 8 PM, Robert Bernhardt, conductor, with pianist Steven Beck & orchestra (Mozart, Tchaikovsky). Fri 8/15 and Sat 8/16, 8 PM, Mark Peskanov, conductor & violin, with trumpeter Matthew Lee, flutist Robin Fellows, oboist Deborah Stevenson & orchestra (Mozart, Bach, Kreisler, Sarasate). Sat 8/16, 4 PM, violinist Mark Peskanov & pianist Anita Whalen with others in an all-Mozart chamber program. 815-338-5300.

Fairs & Festivals

ESTROJAM festival at various venues; see Post No Bills. Fri 8/8, Park West, 322 W. Armitage: 6 PM, Lexie Bloor, Anne Harris, Katia Moraes, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings; 9:45 PM, Analog Tara, Via Tania, Edith Frost, Cat Power. Sat 8/9, Subterranean Cafe & Cabaret, 2011 W. North: 3 PM, DJ Tainted Love, DJ Janina, Hedonists Maybe, Visqueen, Bleeding Hickeys, 50 Ft. Queenie (PJ Harvey tribute), Jenny Choi, Dials, Margaret Doll Rod. Metro, 3730 N. Clark: 11 PM, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Lydia Lunch, Theo, Concrete Blonde, Flutter, Lori Barbero, Lickity Split (see Spot Check). Sun 8/10, Subterranean Cafe & Cabaret, 2011 W. North: 7 PM, Stephanie Dosen, Andrea Bunch & Aerin Tedesco, Big Smith, Stacyann Chin, Doria Roberts, Laura Love, CC Carter. 773-489-6534.

GINZA HOLIDAY Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee: Fri 8/15, 6:40 PM, Hoetsu Daiko; 8:50 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group. Sat 8/16, 1 PM, Kogen Taiko Group; 2 PM, Hoetsu Daiko; 3:50 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group; 6:50 PM, Kogen Taiko Group. Sun 8/17, 1 PM, Kogen Taiko Group; 2 PM, Na Kapuna Ukulele Group; 3:50 PM, Hoetsu Daiko; 6:30 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group. Festival also features dance performances & martial arts demonstrations. 312-943-7801.

GOLD COAST ART FAIR State & Wells between Erie & Superior: Fri 8/8, 10 AM-6 PM, Cirrus Falcon, Clifton DeMarks Showtyme Jazz Duo. 847-444-9600.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST A. Finkl & Sons Steel Campus, 2011 N. Southport: Fri 8/15, 5:45 PM, Yakuza; 6:30 PM, Waco Brothers; 7:45 PM, Bob Mould; 9 PM, Guided by Voices; 10:30 PM, Sonic Youth. Sat 8/16, 5:30 PM, Spindle; 6:15 PM, Charlotte Martin; 7 PM, Detachment Kit; 8 PM, Alkaline Trio; 9:30 PM, Ike Reilly; 10:45 PM, Psychedelic Furs. Sun 8/17, 5:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 6 PM, Family Tree; 6:30 PM, Pharcyde; 7:30 PM, Family Tree; 8 PM, Tortoise; 9:30 PM, Medeski Martin & Wood. 773-549-0203 or 312-559-1212.

KOREAN STREET FESTIVAL Bryn Mawr between Kedzine & Kimball: Sat 8/9, 4 PM, Max Flow & the Rhyme Maker; 7 PM, Panda Panda; 8 PM, Jenny Choi, Chiyoko Yoshida; 9 PM, Triple Whip. Sun 8/10, 5 PM, Max Flow & the Rhyme Maker. Festival also features open mikes, talent competitions, martial arts demonstrations & folkloric presentations. 773-583-1700.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont & Addison: Sat 8/9, noon, Doug Hoekstra, Duenow; 1:30 PM, Skott Freedman, Cecilia, Apartment; 3 PM, Spyro Gyra, Goran & the Gufs, Iridium; 4:30 PM, Antje; 5 PM, Justuz Boys, Anne Harris; 6 PM, Rollo Tomasi; 7 PM, Lovelies; 7:30 PM, Mark Weigle; 8:30 PM, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; 9 PM, Super 8 Cum Shot, Oh My God. Sun 8/10, noon, Lori Wyatt, Urban Twang; 1:30 PM, Mad Lab, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir; 3 PM, Affie Adel, Elevation, Juleps; 4:30 PM, Will Hoge, Strain Busy Sky; 6 PM, Echo, Dremana; 6:30 PM, CeCe Peniston, Paris Delane & Hyper Harp; 7 PM, Hawksley Workman; 8 PM, Human League; 8:30 PM, Pointy Teeth, Karma Sutra; 9 PM, LP. 773-868-3010.

POLISH FESTIVAL DAYS Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand: Sat 8/9, 12:30-2:30 PM, Polnez. 312-527-1000.

ST. PROCOPIUS KERMES St. Procopius Church, 1641 S. Allport: Fri 8/8, 5 PM, Sereno de Durango; 8 PM, Corazones Herrantes; 10:30 PM, Reencuentro Musical. Sat 8/9, 6:30 PM, Corazones Herrantes; 8 PM, Reencuentro Musical; 9 PM, Sereno de Durango. Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Sereno de Durango; 7:30 PM, Reencuentro Musical; 8:30 PM, Sereno de Durango. 312-226-7887.

SPIRIT OF MUSIC CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan: Sat 8/9, 11 AM, Taste of Carifete; noon, Soul Children of Chicago; 1 PM, Jamiah Rogers Band; 2 PM, Gallery 37 Jazz Band; 3 PM, drum circle. Sun 8/10, 11 AM, students of the Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools; noon, Yes Drums; 1 PM, Happiness Club; 2 PM, Tsukasa Taiko; 3 PM, drum circle. 877-244-2246.

Miscellaneous

JOEL FRANKEL Free children's concert. Fri 8/8, 6:30 PM, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale. 312-742-7843.

NELSON GILL & THE CARIBBEAN RHYTHM BAND Free children's concert. Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan. 312-742-7802.

TEDDI & FRED KOCH WITH THE LIL' COW BAND Free children's concert. Sun 8/10, 2 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, 4604 N. Manor. 312-742-7572.

MELODEERS, CHORAL AIRES 2003 Sweet Adelines International Competition Preview Show; sold out. Sat 8/16, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

STUDENTS OF THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO SUMMER CAMP Fri 8/8, 7 PM, and Sat 8/9, 2 PM, Evanston campus, Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago, Evanston. 847-905-1500.

PAUL'S BACKYARD Free children's concert. Tue 8/12, 6:30 PM, Fellger Park, 2000 W. Belmont. 312-742-7785.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noon-time programs. Fri 8/8, music celebrating Ecuador Independence Day. Mon 8/11, Korean percussion with Samulnori. Tue 8/12, South Shore Youth Jazz Ensemble. Wed 8/13, Dance Experience. Thu 8/14, Gallery 37 American Jazz Band. Fri 8/15, music celebrating India Independence Day. 312-346-3278.

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