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ANNE MARIE AKIN & ELAINE MOORE Free tribute concert to Lilith Fair musicians on the birthday of Sarah McLachlan. Thursday, January 28, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

FELIX & THE CATS Next Saturday, January 30, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

FULL MOON VAUDEVILLE Cabaret concert with Maestro Subgum & the Whole, monologist Cheryl Trykv, Jenny Magnus & the Clothes Sisters, dancer Bob Eisen, comedian Mark Comiskey, pianist Michael Greenberg & bassist Tatsu Aoki, Diane Izzo (see Spot Check), and others. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DAVID GRUBBS & MATS GUSTAFSSON Next Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

DIANE IZZO performs as part of FullMoon Vaudeville; see Spot Check. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

JON LANGFORD TRIO Free concert. Thursday, January 28, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PETER LUNA Y PRECIOSAS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

KARI NELSON TRIO Birthday tribute to Jerome Kern; free concert. Wednesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

GARY PUCKETT, GRASS ROOTS, BUCKINGHAMS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

AL ROSE Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

ALAN SALTZMAN Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DAVID SANBORN Friday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

F.M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

SMOG Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SOUTHSIDE MUSICFEST with Floor 13, Killjoy, Black Pirate Militia, Huge, Mooncandles, Rebel Peasants, My Mother Jesus, Adrenaline, Mozart Street, and others; see Spot Check. Saturday, 6 PM, Archview Banquet Hall, 3429 S. Archer. 773-385-9125.

TAKE 6 See Spot Check. Saturday, 8 PM, College of DuPage Arts Center, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR Saturday, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GRANT TENNISSON Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

TRANS23 Multimedia event features DJs, electronic sound and video artists, and live bands. 7 PM sets with Atmospheric Audio Chair DJs (meeting center) and Lilith (theater); 10 PM sets with DJ U-Gene (meeting center) and Casey Rice & Rob Mazurek, Luna Sol, and Carl Craig's Innerzone Orchestra (theater). Saturday, 7 and 10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

TREPAN NATION, AUTHORITY ABUSE, RUFIO, FGYOQ, OFF YOURSELF Friday, 8 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-834-6217.

UNDERWATER PEOPLE perform at the Junior League of Chicago's 1999 Winter Soiree. Next Saturday, January 30, 9 PM, seventh floor, Marshall Field's, 111 N. State. 312-664-4462.

WARREN ZEVON, AMY RIGBY Saturday, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-722-5463.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM Fridays, 8 PM Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays, 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday, Jordan Macarus Band. Saturday, Mulligan Stew. Next Friday, January 29, Mr. Blotto. Next Saturday, January 30, Twelve Tone Row, John Henry's Train. 773-478-4408.

ADAGIO 923 W. Weed: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Saturdays, Bandoleros. Thursdays, Smilin' Dave & Donny Greco. 312-787-0400.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Brian. Thursdays, DJ Laura B. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Andrew. 773-348-5100.

ANDROMEDAS 1860 N. Elston: DJs spin in four rooms after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays. 773-489-0600.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing. 773-227-6859.

AURA 636 N. Dearborn: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Sundays. 312-266-2872.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Stephanie Fletcher. Next Friday, January 29, Sue McClelland. 847-332-1116.

BEAN SCENE COFFEE HOUSE 2014 W. Wilson, Batavia: Music after 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Friday, Second Hand Poets. Saturday, Crossfire. Next Friday, January 29, Mighty Joe Beatty. Next Saturday, January 30, Pocket Change. 630-406-7740.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Meet the Head, Dick Davids, Rumble Seat. Saturday, Radio Hour 491, One Chance House, Bugga Ohng. Tuesday, Stick Figures. Wednesday, Berber. Thursday, Rhumbox Hill, Sister's Child. Next Friday, January 29, Milhous, J-200, Kingsize. Next Saturday, January 30, Kiss & Ride, Milligrams. 773-281-4444.

BELLAGIO 646 N. Franklin: DJ Dagwood Hicks spins disco and funk after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. DJ Martin "Boogieman" Luna spins Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 9 PM. Sundays, noon and 2 PM, "Brunch With the King" with Mark Hussman & Amy Hohiner (Elvis tribute show). 312-397-0770.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Sundays after 5 PM and Mondays after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus. Saturdays and Sunday, DJ Dion. Mondays, DJ Laura Masura. Tuesdays, DJ Ralph Rosario. Wednesday, DJ Mark Kelly. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Rockin' Johnny & the Lazy Boys. Saturdays, DJ JC (no cover). Wednesdays, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Lord Blasphemer, Burnt Offering, Prime Ordeal. Saturday, Big Wow, Kyngs of Oblivion, Farm Team. Sundays, "Punk Rock Sabbath." Thursday, Lonnie Giles All-Star Team, Bender. Next Friday, January 29, Chasm, Degeneration, Palookas. Next Saturday, January 30, Adam & the Antz, Spiveys. Next Sunday, January 31, Mike Gaughan, Apes, Peter & Brendan, Shitty Pickens. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. 773-235-9100.

BIGGS 1150 N. Dearborn: Music nightly after 8 PM. Tuesdays, Mark Burnell. Thursdays, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-787-0900.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Fridays, 6 PM, pianist Michelle Greenberg. 847-492-3450.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Friday, DJ Tracey Dear. Saturday, DJ Warlando. Next Saturday, January 30, Pete Special (no cover). 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Four Letter Story. Saturday, Alina Grace. Next Friday, January 29, Fabulous Wolftones. Next Saturday, January 30, Cosmic Brotherhood. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Mini Reubens. Saturday, Something for Joey. Next Friday, January 29, Butterfly McQueen. Next Saturday, January 30, Uncle John's Band. 773-528-0888.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CADILLAC SAM'S 4859 Oakton, Skokie: Saturday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-329-7952.

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Nellie Hastings. Wednesdays, open stage. Next Saturday, January 30, 7 and 9:30 PM, Dubliners in Song. 773-239-8990.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Saturdays, 6:30 PM, pianist & vocalist Billy Brade. 312-433-0025.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, January 30, Wave. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM. 312-266-1200.

CLUB CAIE 1501 N. Dayton: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-335-8009.

CLUB FEVER 3201 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: DJs spin music nightly after 8 PM. 847-392-1954.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, DJ Vee spins new wave, mod, and ska. Mondays, DJ Jay. 773-489-0379.

CLUB 950 950 W. Wrightwood: DJs play dance music from Britain, continental Europe, and the U.S. after 9 PM. Friday, DJ Jeff Moyer, DJ Waxy. Saturday, DJs Pulz-8 & Abe, DJ Lovebone, DJ Dave Roberts. Sunday, DJ Rat, DJ Carrie Monster. 773-929-8955.

CLUB 151 151 W. Ohio: DJs play music 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJ Dave Briton and guest DJs. 312-832-1110.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Millie & Tilly. Wednesdays, DJ Jordan Fields. Thursdays, DJ Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COFFEE CUP 119 W. Front, Wheaton: Cafe with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Friday, Dan Becker. Next Friday, January 29, Second Hand Poets. 630-653-5110.

CONVENT 1529 W. Armitage: DJs spin music 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Mondays. 773-395-8660.

COPA 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin disco. 847-969-1602.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 PM-1:30 AM, pianist and singer Buddy Charles. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

COTTON CLUB 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 9 PM, DJ House. Tuesdays, 5 PM, "Afterwork Dusties" with DJs Bonnie DeShonge & John Monds. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays. No cover. Friday through Sunday, Zydeco Bon Ton. Tuesday through next Sunday, January 31, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. 847-520-4800.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Pulz-8. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Butterfly McQueen, Soul Intention. Saturday, Cathy Richardson Band, We You They. Next Friday, January 29, Underwater People. Next Saturday, January 30, Bumpus. 773-327-1662.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Chaise Lounge and the Cabaret Room. Fridays, 7 PM, Kathryn Payne; 8 PM, Gail Becker & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 10:30 PM, Ty Perry & Eric Svejcar. Saturdays, 7 PM, Kathryn Payne; 8 PM, Patty Morabito & Dan Stetzel; 10 PM, Michael McAssey; 10:30 PM, Patty Morabito Quartet. Sundays, 8 PM, Kathryn Payne. Monday, 8 PM, Patrick O'Hearn; Eric Svejcar. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Eric Svejcar. Thursdays, 9 PM, Michael McAssey. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights; no cover. Sunday, DJ Dave Furer. Monday, DJ Larry Fletcher spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Kevin. Thursday, DJ Dave Simon spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Fridays, 6:30 PM, Four Man Acoustical Band. Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Sundays, 6 PM, and Wednesdays, 7 PM, Four Man Acoustical Band. Mondays and Tuesdays, 7 PM, "dueling pianos" with Dave & Troy. 312-836-7870.

DOCK 5 1520 N. Fremont: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays. 312-458-0939.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Jamestown, Mos Isley, Flammable Dress. Saturday, Box-o-Car, Automatic Pearl, Extravery, Bohb. Sundays, 11 PM, Liquid Soul. Mondays, 10 PM, Blue Groove Lounge DJs spin. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJs spin downstairs in the Dirt Room. Wednesday, Joy Poppers, Mercury, Bimbobs. Next Friday, January 29, Solar Tribe, Plume, 5 Mile Ceiling. Next Saturday, January 30, Sinead Lohan, Push Stars. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Uncle Milty. Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, DJ Rob Thurmond. Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, DJ Twilite Tone. 312-751-2900.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Thursdays, 9 PM, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Shades of Grey. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Cathy Richardson Band. Saturday, Generations. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Pat McCurdy. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, January 29, Maggie Speaks, Butterside Down. Next Saturday, January 30, Big Babies. 847-358-9150.

DUSK 1000 N. Wood: Fridays, DJ Tim Ferret. Saturdays, DJ Alton & guests. Mondays, DJ Migz & guests. Wednesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. 773-292-1577.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Aidan & Kevin (no cover). 773-529-9879.

EAST BANK CLUB 500 N. Kingsbury: Music after 5:30 PM. Fridays, Bob Solone Trio. 312-527-5800.

EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Friday, Shades of Grey. 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Aljala, Captain Hero, Go Ask Brian. Saturday, Big Backyard, Rubygrass, Umpree's McGee. Sundays, Titus. Mondays, Lucky Boys Confusion. Tuesday, Firebug, Packaged Bliss, Seven Four Slide. Wednesdays, Scott Stenton Group. Thursdays, Swimmer. 773-549-5549.

ELIXIR 325 N. Jefferson: DJs spin after 10:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-258-0523.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Flapjacks. Saturday, Chuckleheads. Next Friday, January 29, Mr. Myers. Next Saturday, January 30, Billy Ray Valentine. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Shiner, Atom Bomb Pocket Knife, Pinebender. Saturday, Sugarspin, Planet X, Joygirl, Medicine Ball, Immortal Plants. Sundays, "Sun Daze" with DJs Phantom 45, Ry-N, Aloe, Roki & Danny the Wildchild. Monday, 9:30 PM, Lone Assassins, Jank, Zebulun. Thursday, National Skyline, Neutrino, Universal Life & Accident. Next Friday, January 29, Promise Ring, Alkaline Trio, Hangups. Next Saturday, January 30, Alan Licht & Darin Gray, Town & Country, Sam Prekop. Next Sunday, January 31, Mountain Goats, Simon Joyner. 773-276-3600.

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

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Friday, Ital Roots. Saturday, Kelly Rankin. Sundays, Dub Dis (no cover). Mondays, Devon Brown, Doggie, Indika. Wednesdays, Indika. Thursdays, Dub Dis. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Flex Crew, DJ Daddy Lester. 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJ Jeff Moyer, Chris O'Connor & DJ Hazer. 773-395-2700.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: DJs spin Wednesdays after 9 PM, Thursdays through Saturdays after 8 PM, and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Music at 7 PM. Friday, 6 PM, Secret Agent Bill, Suburban Refugee, Headless Honchos, 9 Times Daily; 10 PM, Shakes, Bleed, French Mistake, Charm City Suicides. Saturday, 6 PM, Pilfers, Spring Heeled Jack, Smooths; 10 PM, Liver Lips. Sunday, 5 PM, Traitors, Poonanies, Skullface; 9 PM, Plain. Wednesday, Skavoovie & the Epitones, Runferyerlife, Logans Loss. Thursday, Teenage Frames, Arrivals, Mest. Next Friday, January 29, 7 PM, Damnation A.D., Extinction, Roundhouse, Spite. Next Saturday, January 30, 6 PM, Toucan Slam, Hysterics, Dorks, Dysfunctionals. Next Sunday, January 31, 5 PM, benefit for Food Not Bombs. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Insiders, Gigantic. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Ides of March, Not the Beatles. Sunday, 5 PM, "Ken Putnam Memorial Show" with Why Not and others. Next Friday, January 29, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Tim Carroll. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, DJ Harsh St. Harsh. 773-348-6088.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Loose Screws. Next Friday, January 29, Desi Brothers. Next Saturday, January 30, Only Sons. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Riptones. Next Friday, January 29, Bad Examples. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, percussionists Ya-Ya and Yamcouba perform while DJs spin. Saturdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Sundays, DJ Terry Hunter (doors open at 5 PM). Tuesdays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJ Wayne Williams. 312-666-1695.

FUSION 3631 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-975-6622.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Brian Steele. Saturday, Prairie Town, Hungries. Monday, Pfrommer & friends. Next Friday, January 29, Whackers, Wax Buddha. Next Saturday, January 30, Dead Steel Mill, American Dream, Dale Young. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, 7 PM, musicians' showcase hosted by Kolette Stim. 773-262-5767.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. 630-766-4626.

GROOVY 4660 W. 147th, Midlothian: DJs spin 70s disco and 80s retro dance music after 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, DJ Billygoat. 708-371-7272.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Cads, Torturing Elvis. Saturday, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot, Bob's Yer Uncle. Mondays, Gareth Woods. Wednesdays, Michael McDermott. Thursday, Great Crusades, Gigantics. Next Friday, January 29, Voodoo Kings, Redstones. Next Saturday, January 30, Hillbillys From Space, Chicago Cajun Aces. 773-472-5139.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Matt Berger. Saturday, Lint. Tuesdays, open mike. Thursday, Matt Berger & Dave Calzaretta. Next Friday, January 29, Jack Callahan. 773-248-5933.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday, Zebulun. Saturday, Gary Dacanay Band. Wednesday, Gabriel Lawrence. Next Friday, January 29, F.M. Smith. Next Saturday, January 30, benefit for Nuclear Energy Info Service with Bad Cats. Next Sunday, January 31, Ellen Rosner, Zebulun, Toy, John Greenfield, and others. 773-465-8005.

HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Front of Truck, Say ZuZu. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Cantina. Next Friday, January 29, 10 PM, Complacents, Spoon Vendors. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Spread, Fasola. Saturday, Bamboo Grove. Next Friday, January 29, Red Streaks. Next Saturday, January 30, Schwag. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin from 10 PM-2 AM. Sundays, Fig Production DJs spin "Polynesian surf lounge" music. 773-486-0686.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Sterio, DJ Alvin Brown. Next Saturday, January 30, Ready or Not, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Music in the Topcat Lounge at 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steven. 773-868-4461.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tuesday, 8 PM, Vida. Wednesday, 8 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Dr. John, Bumpus. Saturday, 7 PM, El Tributo with Milton Grenas, La Queride de Cortez, Escandalo Social, Moscas, Tribu de Ixchel. Sunday, Kiss Army, Battery, Crazy Train. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Maldita Vecindad (see Critic's Choice). Thursday, 7:30 PM, Vanilla Ice, Skarhead, Rebels Without Applause. Next Friday, January 29, 10,000 Maniacs. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. 312-640-0999.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, songwriter showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

INTA'S 308 W. Erie: DJs spin Saturday nights. 312-664-6595.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: music after 8 PM. DJs spin dance music Fridays and Saturdays; salsa and merengue Thursdays. 773-327-4646.

JAVA JO'S ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE 3700 N. Halsted: Cafe with music and comedy at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Casteneza & Maher. Mondays, open stage. Wednesdays, Glen Gilbert. Thursdays, Bryter. Next Friday, January 29, Jeff Vezain. Next Saturday, January 30, 9 PM, Big Breakfast Band, Peter Joly. 773-528-3700.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Acoustic Junction, Mount Pilot. Saturday, Afrodisiacs. Wednesdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, January 29, Something for Joey, Tim Mahoney & the Meanies. Next Saturday, January 30, Hello Dave. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Loose Change. Wednesday, Jason Hubbard. Next Saturday, January 30, Chance. 630-752-2000.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin Fridays after 9 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Slick Lick. 773-477-3330.

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Saturdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Wednesdays, DJ Kinky Tuscadero. 773-665-7557.

KARMA 318 W. Grand: DJs spin dance music after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Saturday, DJs John Curley & Tom e, DJ Chris Walsh. Thursday, Derrick Carter, DJ Disciple, DJ Huggy. Next Saturday, January 30, DJ Mark Picchiotti. 312-321-1331.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and old school. Wednesdays, DJ Gonz. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Underwater People. Saturday, Muck Brothers. Next Friday, January 29, Domestic Problems. Next Saturday, January 30, Lightning & Thunder. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. 773-665-1110.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Mighty Joe. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8-10 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

LOBBY BAR Whitehall Hotel, 105 E. Delaware: Mondays through Fridays, 4-8 PM, pianist Mikel A. Murphy. 312-944-6300.

LOBBY BAR Marriott Schaumburg Hotel, 50 Martingale, Schaumburg: Tuesdays, 4-8 PM, pianist Kathie Nicolet. 847-240-0100.

LOBBY COURT Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker: Music from 5-9 PM weekends, 5:30-10:30 PM weeknights. Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Gwen Pippin. Sundays, Amy Cole & Don Walker. 312-372-7200.

LOUNGE AX 2438 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Old 97's, Kelly Hogan. Saturday, Kelly 18, Big Angry Fish, Pistol Whipped. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, Betsy & the Boneshakers. Wednesday, Jumbotron. Thursday, Das Sporten (see Spot Check), Star Vehicle, Adequate Brothers. Next Friday, January 29, New Duncan Imperials, Johnny L. Next Saturday, January 30, Mustache, Baltimores, Rock Star Club. 773-525-6620.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Friday, Mr. Bob. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Friday, January 29, Scrawl. 708-447-9874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, the Idea, Not the Beatles. Saturday, Drivin' South. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Not the Beatles. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Mel Hammond. Mondays, DJs Phantom 45, Justin Tewn, Hunter A.D. & PNS. Tuesdays, DJ Oscar McMillan. Wednesdays, Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 E. Butterfield, Lombard: Music after 6 PM Tuesdays and 5 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Tom Lynsk. Mondays, Marcus Anthony. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Lynsk. 630-573-1010.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Continued Education, Tippler Contingent, Split-Habit. 773-327-2739.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly at midnight. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Articles, J. Brown Trio. Tuesdays, Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead cover band). Wednesday, Tautologic, Rhonda's Basement. Thursday, Scott McGill, Kopecky. Next Saturday, January 30, Rico, Todd Harold Band. 773-404-9494.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 10 PM, Diane Izzo (see Spot Check), Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire. Saturday, 9 PM, Teri Bristol, Colette, Lady D, Dayhota. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Marvel Kind, Thought Industry, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Loraxx. Next Friday, January 29, 6:30 PM, Dovetail Joint, Menthol, Made to Fade. Next Saturday, January 30, 6:30 PM, Fear Factory, System of a Down, Spine Shank, Puya; 11:30 PM, Sloan, Deadly Snakes. 773-549-0203.

MINT 820 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Meigzz & Dryb. Saturdays, DJ Andre Harris, DJs Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Wednesdays, DJ Mark Grant. Thursdays, DJ Jevon Jackson & percussionist Leddie Garcia. 312-492-6468.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays. 847-488-0320.

MONKEY BUSINESS 1750 Hintz, Wheeling: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Media. Next Saturday, January 30, Michael Austin Band. 847-577-4520.

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

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Friday, Traci Buckle, Alan Ruffin, Buddy Revelles. Saturday, Family Lifted, Swag, C-Funk, DJ Jaybiz. Sundays, DJ Leyva. Mondays, DJs C Funk & Jaybiz. Tuesdays, 8 PM, musicians accompany the "Curiously Strong Machine Gun Haiku Slam" hosted by Noam Paco-Gaster; music open mike follows at 9 PM. Thursday, Trouser, Chip Ratliff's Rhythm Lounge. Next Friday, January 29, Rebecca's Statue, Deja Voodoo. Next Saturday, January 30, Viery Peel, Wax Poetic, Seven Four Slide. 773-764-6401.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 9 PM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

905 CLUB 9055 N. Milwaukee, Niles: DJs spin music Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Gus Babalis. 847-470-1700.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Peking Turtle. Saturday, Blue Moon Boys. Sunday, DJ Tank Boy, Johnny Walker. Tuesdays, 11:30 PM, DJ Shon Dervis (no cover). 773-489-0011.

BAR 3343 N. Clark: Sundays, 10 PM, reggae, hip-hop, and house music with DJs from Garden Foundation, Rust Crew, and Soul Foundation. 773-665-7300.

O'LEARYS SPORTS BAR 345 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Friday, JP & the Ramblers. Next Friday, January 29, Flapjacks. Next Saturday, January 30, Five Guys Named Moe. 847-963-0669.

OINKER'S 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. Friday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 773-463-4222.

OKNO 1332 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with DJs after 7:30 PM nightly; no cover. 773-395-1313.

OLIVE 1115 N. North Branch: Music at 10:30 PM Fridays, 11 PM Saturdays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Tuesday, Nicholas Barron, Galaxy Three. 312-280-7997.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches. Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 9 PM, Toni Moore Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Melissa Anderson. 312-787-2200.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Saturday, Shirtcuts. Next Saturday, January 30, Dancing Noodles. 815-468-6666.

PETE MILLER'S STEAK HOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Independent Council, Suckerpunch. Saturday, Rollercoaster, Calhouns. Sunday, 24-Hour Experimental. Wednesday, Farm Living. Thursday, Mad hat Asylum. Next Friday, January 29, Statistics, Disappointments. Next Saturday, January 30, Stockboy, Firebug, Thistle. 773-486-9862.

PLUSH 2242 N. Lincoln: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Richie King. 773-404-9961.

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop (no cover). 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Hi-Infidelity. Friday, Michael Austin Band. Saturday, Sister Envy. Next Friday, January 29, Only Sons. Next Saturday, January 30, Kato the Houseboy. 630-924-9368.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-266-1313.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Theresa Teng. Saturday, Miga. 773-348-7291.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, hip-hop, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays. Fridays, DJs Little John & Psycho Bitch. Saturdays, DJs Little John & Mike Pierce. Mondays, DJs Mike Grant & Lego. Wednesdays, DJ Steve Maestro & DJ Spin. Thursdays, DJ Abe, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 773-278-1009.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Next Friday, January 29, Fabulous Fish Heads. Next Saturday, January 30, One. 312-467-1600.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Music after 5 PM nightly upstairs in the Manor Cabaret; Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, DJ Bobby C spins dance music downstairs in the club after 8 PM. Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, Gary Filip. Saturdays and Mondays, David DeCosta & the Goodfellas Trio. 312-787-2600.

RHUMBA 3631 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, Bandito de Amor. 773-975-2345.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays and Saturdays. Tuesdays, DJ Derrick Kyles & others. 312-440-0535.

ROBY'S 1944 W. Division: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Monday, Lozenge, Weasel Walter Trio with Michael Colligan & Kurt Johnson. Tuesdays, Company of Big Beats. 773-252-9250.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Mighty Joe Young, Soul Experience. Next Friday, January 29, Full Tilt, Zen Merchants. 630-543-3101.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays through Sundays, Mix Band. 773-775-7525.

ROSCOE'S 3356 N. Halsted: DJs/VJs spin after 9 PM nightly. 773-281-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, New World Spirits, A Modern Joy. Saturday, 10 PM, Butterside Down, Harmony Riley, Kate Schrock. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 9 PM, "Here Be Monsters" with Kelly Hogan, Jon Langford, Cow Lily, Brian Star, Chris Mills. Wednesday, 9 PM, Turner Joy, Love Kit, Spoonbenders. Thursday, 9 PM, Probers, Ruby Grass, Azure Bloom. Next Friday, January 29, 10 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Next Saturday, January 30, 10 PM, Dolly Varden, Sindacato. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Saturday, Backstage. Next Saturday, January 30, Blind Roosevelts. 630-372-2900.

SIDELINES GRILL 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Jason Berger & Chris Gangi. 773-528-7569.

SINIBAR 464 N. Halsted: DJs Joshua Taylor & Fathom spin nightly. Wednesdays, DJ Benjamin Greene. 312-226-6092.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Killing Floor. Thursday, Bucky Halker. Next Saturday, January 30, Middle 8. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Tom Pazen. Saturday, DJ Miles Maeda. Sundays, DJs Jesse Spencer & Brian Borden. Mondays, Dave Roberts. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, Dayhota & Colette. Thursdays, DJs Lego, Boo Williams, Glenn Underground. Next Friday, January 29, Mark Farina, Tom Pazen. Next Saturday, January 30, Lemon D & Dillinja, Ryn. 773-549-4140.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 8:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, DJ Freddie Bain. Saturdays and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Belanger. Tuesdays, DJ Michael Serafini. Thursdays, DJs Little Al & Steve Farias spin "industrial goth" music. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Maurice Joshua & Ron Carroll. Wednesdays, DJ Andre Harris. Thursdays, DJ Earl Pleasure. 312-587-7657.

STAR DUST COSMOPOLITAN ROOM 440 N. Halsted: DJs play dance music after 9:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-421-4686.

STARBUCKS COFFEE 31 Town Square, Wheaton: Music at 7:30 PM. Saturday, Dough! 630-690-2783.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs cabaret room; no cover. Friday, Homunculus, Brother 6, Sky Bop Fly. Sundays, 10:30 PM, 68 Degrees DJs spin. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, DJs Ar-Tek, Verb, Horse & Mary Jane. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, International Pimps of Mystery. Next Saturday, January 30, Johnny Socko, Nubile Thangs, Run For Your Life, DJ Chuck Wren. 773-278-6600.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Next Friday, January 29, 9 PM, Poppin' Mollies. 630-231-6000.

T.J.'S BAR & GRILL 222 W. Maple, New Lenox: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ken Qualter. 815-485-6613.

A TASTE OF HEAVEN 1702 W. Foster: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Eileen Censotti. 773-989-0151.

TD'S BAR & GRILL 2434 W. Montrose: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-478-3714.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJs Bob & Vu. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Johnny vomit, Mary Tyler Morphine, Strict 9. Saturday, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Deals Gone Bad, Teenage Frames, the Strike, Vivian. Tuesdays, DJs Jevon Jackson, Flip & Silver. Wednesday, DJs Chamberweed & Natty. Thursday, Urban Idols, Omegamen, English Soft Hearts. Next Friday, January 29, Aquamarble, URT, Ecostatic. Next Saturday, January 30, Baby Jesus Big Wheel, Illroot. 773-472-6900.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Mondays, 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Cory Jamison. Tuesday and Wednesday, Brad Williams. Thursday through next Saturday, January 30, Carole March & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

TWILIGHT 1924 W. Division: Saturday, "Queer Beat Science" with DJs Bathsheba & Gigglebyte. 773-342-4633.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wednesdays, Donna Adler hosts the C.H.A.T. music showcase. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Miga. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Desiree. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, Frankie Keane Band. 312-266-7761.

VON MAUR Yorktown Shopping Center, Butterfield and Highland, Lombard: Saturdays, 10 AM-1 PM, pianist Kathie Nicolet. 630-953-8181.

VOYEUR 1511:::2 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJs Scott Sterling & Colette. Thursday, DJ Kurt Stephans. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Generations. Saturday, WrightWalleys, Maggie Speaks. Tuesday, Jeff Jacobs with members of Brother Brother & Liquid Soul. Next Saturday, January 30, Fitz & the Celts. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Thursday, January 28, Matt & the Millionaires. 312-943-7815.

WELLINGTON'S 2121 S. Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights: Restaurant and lounge. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Sheldon & Ricky Taylor. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Carmen Menna. 847-439-6610.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: No cover. Fridays, 9:30 PM, Bayard Lancaster & Kewuoya. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Kewuoya, Ron Blackwell & Theo Reed. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, drum circle hosted by Kewuoya. 312-396-9426.

WHIRLYBALL 1880 W. Fullerton: Pickup games daily; live music Saturdays after 10 PM. 773-486-7777.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 and 11:45 PM. Friday, Big Youth, Blue Riddim Band. Saturday, Zeleke, Kwame. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesday, Aswah Greggorri. Wednesday, Kelly Rankin, Dub Dis. Thursday, Michael Black, Gulli Banque. Next Friday, January 29, Baaro. Next Saturday, January 30, Charles Cameron, Aswah Greggorri. 773-327-4273.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, F.M. Smith & Rob Bonaccorsi. Next Saturday, January 30, Head First. 773-271-0401.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic jam with Jorge Piza. 773-549-4949.

YVETTE WINTERGARDEN 311 S. Wacker: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Jim Sellers Trio. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 PM, pianist Bob Moreen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 PM, pianist Jim Sellers. 312-408-1242.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar; music at 9 PM. Mondays, 8 PM, Ruth Allen. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

folk & country

concerts

LIZ CARROLL & FRIENDS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

CHICAGO BLUEGRASS BAND Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 29, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 203 A 205 Waukegan, Lake Bluff. 847-283-0592.

CHICAGO SONGWRITERS COLLECTIVE Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GUY CLARK & BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PAT DALY & SOUNDS OF GREEN Free concerts. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323. 

DIAMOND RIO, BILLY DEAN Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 219-836-0525.

JOHN DILLON Free concert. Friday, 9:30 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

DAVID DUNNE & BLACKWATER Free concert. Next Saturday, January 30, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

KATHY FOLKERTS, PHIL COOPER, MARGARET NELSON, KATE EARLY, BONNIE BIEHL, JUDY BOWEN, DOUG & BONNIE MILLER Saturday, 7:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Saturday, 8 PM, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

FRIEDLANDER & HALL Free in-store performances. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-4313.

GERALD HAUGHEY Free concert. Friday, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

JORMA KAUKONEN, ROBERT JONES Next Saturday, January 30, 8 and 10:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KATHLEEN KEANE & PETER BRADY Free concert. Next Friday, January 29, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

JON LANGFORD TRIO Free concert. Thursday, January 28, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LEE MURDOCK Benefit for the Kaneville Historical Society. Next Saturday, January 30, 7:30 PM, Kaneville Community Center, Main St. at Harter Rd., Kaneville. 630-557-2742.

MURPHY'S LAW Free concert. Saturday, 9 PM, Fifth Province Pub, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

NAPPER TANDY No cover. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, 9:30 PM, Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest. 708-687-9323.

OPEN STAGE Friday, 8:30 PM, Saint Clements Church, 2500 N. Orchard. 630-963-4758.

LARRY RAND, AMY LOWE, ELYNE HANDLER, LEN HATCHER, NICOLE MENDYCK, JIM SIMONIS, SUSAN URBAN, NATURAL BOB HOLDSWORTH Saturday, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

PETE SEEGER with Ella Jenkins, Matt Jones, Charlie King, Pat Humphries, Voices, Dave Martin, and others. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, auditorium, People's Church (Preston Bradley Center), 941 W. Lawrence. 630-268-8639.

MICHAEL SMITH, TOM & CHRIS KASTL & A BUNCH OF TEETH Friday, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-255-5380.

TAMARACK Monday, 7:30 PM, recital hall, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM Fridays, 8 PM Saturdays, 7 PM Sundays, 8 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday, Jordan Macarus Band. Saturday, Mulligan Stew. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, acoustic open stage hosted by Mark Zeus. Thursday, Gareth Woods. 773-478-4408.

AUGENBLICK 3907 N. Damen: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, traditional Irish music. 773-929-0994.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Kat Parsons. Thursdays, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Next Saturday, January 30, Brushfire. 847-332-1116.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 9:30 PM; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays in the Boot Bar. 630-830-7200.

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, open stage. Next Saturday, January 30, 7 and 9:30 PM, Dubliners in Song. 773-239-8990.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 5 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

COFFEE CUP 119 W. Front, Wheaton: Cafe with music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Rory Callahan. Next Saturday, January 30, Frank Michaels. 630-653-5110.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: No cover. Wednesdays, Bloodshot Records DJs Nan & Rob spin country music. 773-472-2771.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-593-2200.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturdays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Celtic bands perform. 773-529-9879.

EDELWEISS 7650 W. Irving Park, Norridge: Traditional German and popular American music after 6 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 708-452-6040.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sundays, 5 PM, Holy Hour House Band. Tuesday, 9 PM, members of Muck Brothers. 312-836-0066.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 7:30 PM, "Rhythm & Rhyme Revue" with Terry McNamara & friends. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Folk-Lore Center student concert. Next Saturday, January 30, L.J. Slavin. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Jeff Sealy. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Next Saturday, January 30, Hillbillys From Space, Chicago Cajun Aces. 773-472-5139.

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

HEALY'S WESTSIDE 7217 W. Madison, Forest Park: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Irish session hosted by Terry Healy. 708-366-4277.

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Music in the Topcat Lounge at 9 PM. Tuesdays, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-868-4461.

INNER TOWN PUB 1935 W. Thomas: Sundays, 8 PM, Songwriter Showcase. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike. 773-235-9795.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Smokin' Shamrocks of County Cook. 773-935-6669.

JAKO'S 4300 N. Lincoln. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter & Jordan Mummer. 773-478-4110.

JAVA JO'S ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE 3700 N. Halsted: Cafe with music and comedy; no cover. Mondays, 8 PM, open stage. 773-528-3700.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Saturday, Bert Cattoni Band. 630-752-2000.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Sundays, 1 PM, Dec & Siobhan. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Irish session. 630-325-3732.

LAKEVIEW LOUNGE 5110 N. Broadway: No cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Nightwatch. 773-769-0994.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Irish session with Eileen McLane & David James. 708-388-6755.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sunday, 4 PM, "Hogeye Music 20th Anniversary Celebration" with Anne Hills, Tom Dundee, Ed Holstein, Kat Eggleston, Devil in a Woodpile, Jim & Vivian Craig, and others. Monday, 9 PM, Jim DeWan (no cover). 773-404-9494.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Dave Ramont. 847-940-7134.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Thursday, January 28, 9 PM, "Drunk Redneck" variety show hosted by Weiner Girls & Mike Wing. 312-633-0828.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tuesday, 9 PM, "Here Be Monsters" with Kelly Hogan, Jon Langford, Cow Lily, Brian Star, Chris Mills. 773-525-2508.

SOME THINGS BREWING 906 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Saturday, 7:30 PM, On the Mainline. 708-445-0010.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Michael J. Miles. Next Friday, January 29, Kevin Mulvenna. 630-969-9720.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Patty McCulla. 312-266-7761.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Matt & Peter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHICAGO MASS CHOIR WITH BARBETTA NEIL, VOICES OF PRAISE GOSPEL CHOIR, WHEATON COLLEGE GOSPEL CHOIR at the 11th Annual Gospel Extravaganza. Saturday, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5105.

LYNNE JORDAN & THE SHIVERS perform a birthday tribute to Etta James in a free concert. Monday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

ROCKIN' JOHNNY Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 65 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

SOUTHSIDERS Free performance in the cafe. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 8:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Lindsey Alexander. 312-664-6500.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 8 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Saturday, Eddie "the Chief" Clearwater. Tuesdays, 8 PM, jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesday, Michael Coleman. Next Friday, January 29, Chicago R&B Kings. Next Saturday, January 30, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Charlie Love Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesdays, Alan Batts Band with Liz Mandville-Greeson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Alan Batts Band with Liz Mandville-Greeson. 312-661-0100.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chicago R&B Kings. Monday, L.V. Banks Band with Zora Young. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Saturday, Carlos Johnson. Sunday, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Monday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Rockin' Johnny with Eddie Taylor Jr. Wednesday, Chicago R&B Kings. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Thursday, January 28, and next Friday, January 29, Sugar Blue (no coevr). 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Pinball Junkies & Brother John. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Buddy Guy, Matthew Skoller. Saturday, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sunday, Buddy Guy, John Primer. Monday, blues jam hosted by Hot Rod. Tuesday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Wednesday, 9 PM, Buddy Guy, Eddie Shaw & Wolf Gang. Thursday, Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby. Next Friday, January 29, Buddy Guy, Joe Moss. Next Saturday, January 30, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy. Next Sunday, January 31, Carl Weathersby. 312-427-0333.

CAFE PENELOPE 230 S. Ashland: Next Friday, January 29, 8:30 PM, Pat Smillie. 312-243-3600.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Cicero Blake. Sunday and Monday, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Evolution. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Saturday, 9 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks Band (benefits Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry). Thursdays, 9 PM, Phil Baron's Jump City (swing dance lessons begin at 7:30 PM). 630-513-0074.

COTTON CLUB 1710 S. Michigan: Sundays, 5-10 PM, blues open mike. 312-341-9787.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM, Gospel Supremes. 312-836-7870.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Next Saturday, January 30, 9 PM, Hank Marr Trio. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Thursday, January 28, 9:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band. 773-775-2848.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Thursday, January 28, Marty Eastman. 630-916-6242.

5105 CLUB 5105 W. North: Sundays, 8 PM, Tail Dragger & Rockin' Johnny. 773-237-9490.

50 YARD LINE 14720 S. Halsted, Harvey: Mondays, 6 PM, DJ Herb Kent; 8 PM, blues showcase with Ken Allison and Bruce Thompson, hosted by Elizabeth Street. 708-339-5050.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Saturday, January 30, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Nitecrawlers. Thursday, Michael Charles Band. Next Saturday, January 30, Chip Ratliff's Rhythm Lounge. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Drivin' Wheel. Thursday, Pistol Pete. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Willie Kent & Bonnie Lee. Next Saturday, January 30, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

GOOD ROCKIN' LOUNGE 2 7432 S. Racine: Sundays, 7 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band with Patricia Scott. 773-723-2319.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, 10 PM, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. 773-395-0066.

HARBOR LOUNGE 3207 Guthrie, East Chicago, Indiana: Wednesdays, 10 PM-3 AM, Vance Kelly & Gaylord. 219-397-6378.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Hoodoo Man Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band. Thursday, 8:30 PM, open mike blues jam. Next Saturday, January 30, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music in the restaurant at 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday, 9:30 PM weeknights. Friday, 9 PM, Dr. John. Sunday, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch with James Green & Company; 9:30 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Next Saturday, January 30, 9 PM, Koko Taylor, Kinsey Report. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, and Tuesdays, 5-9 PM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

J.J. KELLEY'S 2445 Bernice, Lansing: Next Saturday, January 30, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-474-9977.

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. Tuesday through next Saturday, January 30, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues. 312-670-2473.

JERRY'S NIGHTLIFE 12303 S. Halsted: Fridays, 10 PM, Super Percy & His Soul Clique Band. 773-821-1427.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Next Friday, January 29, J.B. Ritchie Band. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Billy Branch, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers with Kid Dynamite, Detroit Junior. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays, Carl Weathersby, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Sam Goode & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Sam Goode, Charlie Love. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Carl Weathersby. 773-477-4646.

LADY C'S 18110 S. Pulaski, Country Club Hills: Fridays, 8 PM-midnight, Gloria Shannon. 708-957-9666.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters with Patricia Scott. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesdays, Jumpin' Willy. Thursdays, B.K. Read & the Mashed Potatoes. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Johnny Laws. 773-525-2422.

MERLE'S #1 BARBECUE 1727 Benson, Evanston: No cover. Sundays, 6-9 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 847-475-7766.

MIGHTY BLUES LOUNGE 4754 W. Fullerton: Thursdays, 10 PM, blues jam hosted by Thick Richard's Blues Revue. 773-395-9018.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Next Saturday, January 30, Brother John's R&B Revue. 312-252-1155.

O'LEARYS SPORTS BAR 345 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Saturday, Toni Thomas & Scarlet Blu. 847-963-0669.

ORLISSIE'S PLACE 529 Lake, Oak Park: Fridays, 7 PM, Still Bill & the Hickel Slick Band. 708-660-0904.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Saturday, Grady Freeman & Seventh Sons. Thursdays, 9 PM, open jam with Michael Coleman. Next Saturday, January 30, Shari Brown & Blues Fuel. 773-267-5197.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Next Friday, January 29, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-428-0562.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 PM Sundays; 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Joe Moss Band. Saturday, Liz Mandville-Greeson & Blue Point. Wednesday, Dave Weld & Jeff Taylor. Next Friday, January 29, Blue Plate Special. Next Saturday, January 30, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. 815-477-0340.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Saturday, Big Time Sarah. 312-467-1600.

RED'S LOUNGE 3479 S. Archer: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open blues jam. 773-376-0517.

RINGSIDE 1122 W. Devon, Elk Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Howard & the White Boys. 847-895-9444.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Mighty Joe Young, Soul Experience. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Blues Temple. Next Saturday, January 30, Matthew Skoller Band. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Band (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursday, Jesse Cross. Next Friday, January 29, Pistol Pete. Next Saturday, January 30, Melvia Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Liz Mandville-Greeson. Tuesday, Gregg Rockingham. Thursday, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Next Friday, January 29, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Friday and Saturday, 8:30 PM Sunday, 9 PM Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday, Billy Flynn Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Tail Dragger & friends. Next Saturday, January 30, Twist Turner's Blues Revue. 773-772-6656.

TD'S BAR & GRILL 2434 W. Montrose: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, "blues bash" open mike. 773-478-3714.

VIENNESE KAFFEE-HAUS BRANDT 3423 N. Southport: Wednesdays, 7 PM, pianist John Gussaroff. 773-528-2220.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, 9 PM, pianist Erwin Helfer. 773-728-3114.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, January 29, Walter Smith. 312-943-7815.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Matthew Skoller Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Matthew Skoller Band. Next Friday, January 29, Dave Weld & Jeff Taylor. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN in a free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 33 S. State. 312-362-6700.

APRIL ALOISIO & DAVE ONDERDONK Free concert. Saturday, 3 PM, Fourth World Artisans, 3440 N. Southport. 773-404-5200.

KYLE ASCHE TRIO Free concert. Thursday, January 28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KYLE ASCHE QUARTET Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

PATRICIA BARBER Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

PATRICIA BARBER TRIO, ERWIN HELFER & THE CHICAGO JUMP COMPANY perform at Jazz Institute of Chicago's 21st annual Jazz Fair (see Fairs & Festivals). Monday, 6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

MWATA BOWDEN & FRIENDS perform as part of the conference "The Arts & Humanities in Public Life." Saturday, 8 PM, Goodspeed Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-834-2741.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE with Kathy Kosins. Friday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JIM COOPER TRIO Birthday tribute to Gary Burton; free concert. Friday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

CHICK COREA & ORIGIN, CHICO FREEMAN & GUATACA See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ELLINGTON DYNASTY WITH EVERETT GREENE perform at Jazz Institute of Chicago's 21st annual Jazz Fair (see Fairs & Festivals). Monday, 6 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

EQUAL INTEREST, EARMA THOMPSON & JAZZ GROOVE perform at Jazz Institute of Chicago's 21st annual Jazz Fair (see Fairs & Festivals). See Critic's Choice. Monday, 9 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

KIMBERLY GORDON QUARTET Free concert; birthday tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

DAVID GRUBBS & MATS GUSTAFSSON Next Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. 312-744-6630.

GUITAR DUO ECLECTICO Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, January 31, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

FAREED HAQUE Friday, 8 PM, auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-3042 or 773-794-2538. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, ballroom, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

HINDA HOFFMAN Free performance in the cafe. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

JOSEPH JARMAN See Spot Check. Tuesday, 8 PM, Artemisia, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

21ST ANNUAL JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR See Fairs & Festivals.

HELAINE KARLIN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

LISA LAUREN & FAREED HAQUE Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

HANK MARR Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, January 30, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

JON MENGES TRIO Free performance in the cafe. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-4313.

JON MENGES QUINTET Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

MIRANDAS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

SAMUEL MUHAMMED & FRIENDS "45th Street Arena Clean Air Fridays Dance" directed by Larry Abdul Hakeem and featuring vocalist Diane Muhammed. Friday, 9 PM, 45th Street Arena, 4545 S. Western. 773-843-0400 or 773-275-1637.

NEW SOUTH RAMPART STREET PARADERS Sunday, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Preceded by dance lessons at 8 PM with BSK Swing. Saturday, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500. Next Sunday, January 31, 8 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Monday, 8 PM, Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-2100.

CHRIS ROBINSON TRIO Free concert. Next Friday, January 29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ARTURO SANDOVAL Saturday, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

ARCHIE SHEPP & MARK ISHAM See Critic's Choice. Monday, 7:30 PM, main stage, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

SUE--OS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

BILLY TAYLOR & THE TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET Saturday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI TRIO Free concert in the cafe. Friday, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

jazz

clubs

ALEXANDER'S STEAK HOUSE 3010 E. 79th: Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Jazz Masters with tenor saxophonist Eddie Johnson, trumpeter Paul Serrano, pianist John Young, drummer George Hughes & bassist Eddie de Haas. 773-768-6555.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Rob Amster, Joe Johnson & Wayne Jones; 8:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Saturday, 6 PM, "3" with Chante Hamilton; 9 PM, Jeff Newell Octet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Jerry Coleman's Nine Burner. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet with Duane Thamm, John Bany, Dave Baney & Charlie Braugham; 9 PM, No AM/ ProJam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charlie Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Andy's Aces with John Young, John Bany, Martin bany & Ron Friedman. Thursday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All-Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, January 29, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan Delorenzo & Wayne Jones; 8:30 PM, Erwin Helfer & Chicago Boogie Ensemble. Next Saturday, January 30, Frank Catalona Quintet. 312-642-6805.

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Carter Luke, Steven Hashimoto & Heath Chappell. 312-263-0700.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday through Sunday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Monday through next Sunday, January 31, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Fridays and Saturdays, 5-9 PM, Scott Holman Trio (no cover). 847-776-9850.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Fowl Play. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Mondays, 9 PM, Riff Rockets. 773-281-4444.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 9 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Live music Wednesdays after 8 PM; no cover. Wednesday, City Lights Express. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM Wednesdays. Fridays, 1800 Jazz Trio with Barry Winograd & Anthony Broch. Saturdays, Dan Cray Trio. Sundays, Shilad Sen Duo. Mondays, David Young. Tuesdays, Dan Phillips Duo. Wednesdays, Hart-Meacham Duo. Thursdays, Jazz Report. 847-492-3450.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL Rte. 83 & 22nd, Oak Brook: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

BRISTOL'S 2986 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant; DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and bachata after 8 PM Saturdays. 773-279-8825.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, January 28, Marcus Jefferson Trio. 630-942-9463.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Warren Kime & Bobby Schiff. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Ken Karlson with pianist-singer Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Peter Polzac. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Robert Worten. Thursdays, 5-8 PM, Peter Polzac & Bill Harrison. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Sonny G. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Dance Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Timmy D. Next Friday, January 29, 9 PM, Mike Martinez Latin Band. 847-647-8282.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Airborne. Saturdays, Speakeasy Trad Jazz Trio. Thursdays, Phyllis Carson. 630-469-1080.

CITY LIFE 712 E. 83rd: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM-1 AM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 773-723-6700.

COPA 601 Mall, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Rhythm Rockets. 847-969-1602.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 7:30 PM. Tuesday, Steve Hashimoto Trio. Thursday, pianist Frank Lucas. 708-848-3434.

DA NICOLA 3114 N. Lincoln: Restaurant. Saturdays, 7 PM, Paul Anton. 773-935-8000.

DAKODA'S 8926 S. Coney Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Guthrie Trio. 773-374-8883.

DAMEN 1958 W. Roscoe: No cover. Thursday, January 28, 9 PM, Juli Wood. 773-248-9523.

DELANEY & MURPHY STEAK HOUSE Arlington Park Hilton, 3400 W. Euclid, Arlington Park: Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM, Bruce Mauer Duo. 847-394-2000.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Guy Fricano Orchestra. 312-836-7870.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, January 30, Hank Marr Trio. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tuesday, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, 7 PM, "Empty Bottle Jazz Series 3rd Anniversary Bash" with In Zenith, Fred Anderson Trio, Mats Gustafsson, Jeb Bishop Trio, Hamid Drake & Ken Vandermark. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Andrew Kapsalis Trio. Saturday, Paul Abella Trio. Sunday, pianist Kevin Higgins. Next Friday, January 29, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Next Saturday, January 30, Rocket 98s. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Marcus Jefferson Trio. Saturday, Steve Huebner Trio. Sunday, Kevin Higgins. Next Friday, January 29, Jeremy Bieber Quartet. Next Saturday, January 30, Kevin Higgins Trio. Next Sunday, January 31, Joe Hurt. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Thursday, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Brienn Perry. 708-788-2118.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Sundays, 7:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Three Cent Stomp (with swing dance lessons at 5 PM Sundays and 7 PM Wednesdays). Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets. 630-416-4898.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: No cover. Wednesdays, 7 PM, musicians' showcase hosted by Kolette Stim. 773-262-5767.

GORDON 500 N. Clark: Restaurant with music nightly. Fridays, 7:30 PM, pianist Nancy Keppel. Saturdays, 8 PM, Nancy Keppel Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 6 PM, pianist Chad Willets. 312-467-9780.

GOURMAND COFFEEHOUSE 728 S. Dearborn: Thursday, January 28, 8-10 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 312-427-2610.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 10 PM on weekends, 9 PM on weeknights. Saturday, Charles Earland. Sunday, 8 PM, Arlene Bardelle Quartet. Monday, 8 PM, David D'Costa Quartet. Tuesday, Latin & world pro jam with Samuel del Real. Wednesdays, Dave Clark & the Blues Swingers. Thursday, Vince Willis & Clyde Davis. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Patricia Barber & Michael Arnopol. Monday, 9 PM, Fareed Haque Organ Trio. Tuesday, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Wednesday, 9 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Don Bennett Septet with Jesse Davis. 773-878-5552.

HILLINGER'S CYPRESS INN 1352 Shermer, Northbrook: Restaurant and bar with music in the Brasskin Room; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, pianist Scott Brown with bassist Jeff Czech. Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, Jim Clark's Jazz Band. 847-272-8787.

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, jazz brunch with Rob Zettl. 773-868-4461.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fridays, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls (see Spot Check). Saturday, 10 PM, Chicago Samba School. Sunday, 7:30 PM, "Panorama of the Spanish Guitar" with Paulinho Garcia, Tomas de Utrera & Carlos Bono. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge & Jazz Me Blues. Next Saturday, January 30, 9 PM, Roscoe Mitchell Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Saturday, 11:30 PM, Blues Swingers. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Tuesdays, 9 PM-1 AM, and Wednesdays through Sundays, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. 312-640-0999.

IRON MIKE'S GRILL Tremont Hotel, 100 E. Chestnut: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Denise La Grassa Trio. Thursdays, King Fleming Duo. 312-587-8989.

JAZZ GALLERY 4953 N. Elston: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Friday, Paul Abella Trio. Saturdays, Steve Behr Trio. Wednesday, Victor Kaihata Quartet. Thursday, Rusty Jones Trio. Next Friday, January 29, Sonny G Quartet. 773-545-4114.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Marshall Vente Jazz Festival '99 continues Friday through Sunday (call 630-942-4200 for festival information). Friday, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Project 99 (see Critic's Choice), Paulinho Garcia & Jazzmineiro, Marc Pompe with Ron Dewar & the Gene Esposito Trio. Saturday, 8 PM, Pan Go Steel Band, Cesar Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo, Tropicale 99. Sunday, 3 PM, Marshall Vente Trio & others. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 7 PM on weekends, 6 PM weeknights; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Willie Garcia Quintet. Saturday, Will Sims Quintet. Sundays, 10:30 AM, Katherine Davis Quintet; 7 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Next Saturday, January 30, Bopology. 312-595-5299.

JOEY T'S 228 Main, Woodstock: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Sessions. 815-337-0015.

JOHNNY D'S 616 Golf, Schaumburg: Sunday, 10:30 AM, jazz brunch with Steven Hashimoto Trio. 847-519-9161.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Swing bands at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday through Sunday, Flying Neutrino Brothers. Wednesday through next Saturday, January 30, Ron Sunshine & Full Swing. 773-528-3400.

LOBBY COURT Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker: Fridays, 5:30 PM, Gwen Pippin; 9 PM, Wallace Burton Trio. Saturdays, 9 PM, Wallace Burton Trio with Amy Cole. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Wallace Burton. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Gwen Pippin. 312-372-7200.

LUNA BLU 1554 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Fridays, 8 PM, John Paris Trio. 773-862-2600.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, John Campbell Trio. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Som Brasil Duo. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Jeremy Kahn & Eric Schneider. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen & Joan Hickey. Thursdays, 9 PM, John Campbell Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, John Campbell Trio with Brian Lynch. 312-649-5874.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet. 773-327-2739.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday through next Saturday, January 30, Jimmy Damon & the Gerry Peters Trio. 312-565-7444.

MILLER'S CROSSING 57 Hillside Ave., Hillside: Fridays, 6:30 PM, Sally Richards. 708-449-0656.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, January 28, Ken Vandermark with Adam Vida & Liz Payne. 773-728-5010.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Mondays, 9 PM, NRG Ensemble. Next Friday, January 29, 10 PM, 809 Isla. Next Saturday, January 30, 10 PM, Outkast Jazz Band. 773-489-0011.

OLIVE 1115 N. North Branch: Music at 10:30 PM Fridays, 11 PM Saturdays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fridays, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Saturdays, Miss Midori & the Jazz Inquisition. Wednesday, Evan Coleman Quintet. Thursdays, Riff Rockets. 312-280-7997.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Music at 7 PM. Sundays, Kanya Wongsawasdi & friends. Wednesdays, Dan Simon & Aldo Duo. 773-935-6433.

ORLISSIE'S PLACE 529 Lake, Oak Park: Sundays, 4-8 PM, Still Bill & Karl Johnson. 708-660-0904.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays, Bob Freitag. Mondays, John Conrad. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mary Clare Barker. 312-787-6604.

PETE MILLER'S STEAK HOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Sundays, 8 PM weeknights. Friday and Saturday, Jim Cooper Quartet. Sundays, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Mondays, Ron Perrillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, Bobby Broom Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7 PM, Vince Willis & Mendai. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Steve Sandner Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Karl Johnson Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chicago Rose. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Organ Donor Trio. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Women of Southport Festival continues Friday and Saturday. Friday, 9 PM, Eugenia Elliott Quartet, Audrey Morris. Saturday, 9 PM, April Aloisio, Joanie Pallatto, Willie Pickens Trio. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Kari Nelson Trio. Monday, 8:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle Duo. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Tim Tobias Duo. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Tuey Connell Trio. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Jeff Newell Trio. Next Friday, January 29, 5:30 PM, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 9 PM, Jeff Newell Quartet. Next Saturday, January 30, 9 PM, Jeff Newell Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Katherine Davis Quartet. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie. Thursdays, Paulinho Garcia & Greg Fishman. Next Saturday, January 30, Franz Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Next Friday, January 29, Claudia Stefanski & Billy Brade. 773-348-7291.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday, Cool World. Thursday, Vince Green & 7th Avenue. 312-467-1600.

REDHEAD 42 E. Superior: Fridays, 8 PM, Muchachos Montanos Band. 312-787-2600.

RESTO 22 2210 W. Chicago: Music in the Lounge and Cognac Room at 9 PM. Fridays, pianist Joe Iaco. Saturdays, Scott Anderson & Kara Kesselring. 773-384-1800.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Joe Valentino Trio. 630-543-3101.

RUDI'S CAFE 2424 N. Ashland: Mondays, 9 PM-midnight, Dave Baney & Bobbi Jordan. 773-404-7834.

ST. ANDREW'S INN 5938 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Mike Plog Trio. 773-784-5540.

THE SALON Hotel Inter-Continental, 505 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

SEASONS LOUNGE Four Seasons Hotel, 900 N. Michigan: Fridays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM-12:30 AM, pianist Larry Hanks. Saturdays, 3 PM, pianist Jimmy Griffin; 5:30 PM, pianist Larry Hanks; 9 PM, Larry Hanks Trio. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Joe Gattone; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Mondays, 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3 PM, Jimmy Griffin; 5:30-11:30 PM, Jon Weber. 312-280-8800.

720 720 N. Wells: Salsa music after 6 PM Fridays, 8 PM Saturdays. 312-397-0600.

SHUCKERS 150 E. Ontario: Mondays through Fridays, noon-2 PM, pianist Steve Million. Mondays through Saturdays, 6-10:30 PM, pianist Bob Dogan. 312-266-6057.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Friday and Saturday, 9 PM Monday through Thursday. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. Next Friday, January 29, Karl Moska Organ Quartet. 773-772-6656.

STAR DUST COSMOPOLITAN ROOM 440 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, "salsa and merengue dance party." 312-363-7827.

STARBUCKS COFFEE 31 Town Square, Wheaton: Music at 7:30 PM. Next Saturday, January 30, Andrew Kapsalis Trio. 630-690-2783.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: No cover. Thursdays, 5-8:30 PM, Scott Holman. 630-305-0230.

TANYA'S CAFE 4305 N. Kedzie: No cover. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Miasma. 773-604-8904.

TASSO'S PORTERHOUSE Madison & Frontage, Burr Ridge: Saturdays, 7 PM, Sally Richards. 630-789-8300.

THIRD COAST 1260 N. Dearborn: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, John Paris/John Beard Duo. 312-649-0730.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Mondays, 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Cory Jamison. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. Tuesday and Wednesday, Brad Williams. Thursday through next Saturday, January 30, Carole March & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays, 8:30-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Saturdays, 10:30 PM-5 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 1-4 AM, Mark Madsen. Mondays, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet with Stephen Riley; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis; 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LBs Machine. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281:::2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, R.J. Temple Trio. Saturday, Jeff Parker Trio. Sundays, 6-10:30 PM, jam with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonists Dennis Winslett & Matana Roberts, percussionist Afifi Phillard. Thursdays, 9 PM, Ari Brown & friends. Next Friday and Saturday, January 29 and 30, DKV Trio. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio. 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, pianist John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, pianist Bruce Oscar. 630-232-2201.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Jazz Transfusion. Thursdays, John Bany Band. 312-943-7815.

ZARROSTA 1045 N. Rush: Grill and wine bar with music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Tim Mulvenna, Tom Vaitfas, Ted Brewer. Sundays, Denise La Grassa Trio. 312-642-1500.

classical

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO performs music of "the Italian connection to the music of Shakespearean England." Next Sunday, January 31, 3 PM, Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle. 312-409-7874.

DANA BROWN piano, in a free concert (D. Scarlatti, Grieg, Gershwin, Ravel, Rachmaninoff). Sunday, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

CAMERATA CHICAGO (Bach, Geminiani, Blavet, Telemann, Fischer, Loeillet, Marcello). Sunday, 2 PM, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-294-3000.

SUSAN CHARLES, BARBARA MARTIN, MICHAEL QUERIO, WILLIAM WATSON, MARY ANN GRANNEMAN, DAVID HOLLOWAY, CLAIRE AEBERSOLD, RALPH NEIWEEM, AND ELAINE FELDER sopranos, tenors, mezzo-soprano, baritone, and pianos, in a free concert (J. Strauss, Kovacs). Friday, noon, Concert Room, Music Center of the North Shore, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CHICAGO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE with recorder soloist Aldo Abreu (Sammartini, Telemann, Vivaldi, Soler). Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA (Berg, Dean, Husa, Rapchack). Wednesday, 7 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 1:30 PM, Saturday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin, with oboist Alex Klein (Lutoslawski, Brahms, Bach, Haydn). Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday, January 29, 1:30 PM, and next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, David Robertson, conductor, with violinist Kyung-Wha Chung (Debussy, Prokofiev, Stravinsky). Preconcert talks one hour prior to performances. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, with violinist Ann-Estelle Medouze (Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky). Monday, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CUBE with members of MASS Ensemble and others (Morehead, Misurell-Mitchell, Slade, Reich, Anunciacao, Xenakis). See Critic's Choice. Friday, 7:30 PM, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-554-1133.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche conducts "works by women and minority composers" in a free concert (Joplin, McTee, Atehortua, Chou, and others). Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA with Vinko Globokar and Harry Sparnaay. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670 or 773-227-2215.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with trumpeter John Hagstrom (Rimsky-Korsakov, Arutyunian, Wagner, Borodin). Friday, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 708-729-8254.

RENEE FLEMING AND JAMES LEVINE soprano and piano. Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Friday, 12:10 PM, harpist Marcia LaBella. Next Friday, January 29, baritone Richard Knapp. 312-787-2729.

JAY FRIEDMAN trombone, with members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Next Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-3042 or 773-794-2538.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR in a Bach cantata program (religious service). Sunday, 3:45 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-366-6900.

DROSTAN HALL violin (Bruch, Kreisler, Wieniawski). Sunday, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6219 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Next Sunday, January 31, 3:30 PM, Samuel Soria (Clerambault, Franck, Mozart, Vierne). 312-664-6963.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7:30 PM, guitarist Carlos Bono and others. 312-362-9707.

EVGENY KISSIN piano, in an all-Chopin recital. Next Friday, January 29, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WALFRID KUJALA, ALEX KLEIN, RUSSELL DAGON, ROBERT BARRIS, DAN GINGRICH, AND URSULA OPPENS flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, and piano (Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Francaix). Friday, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:15 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with pianist Lynn Kao (Smetana, Chopin, Dvorak). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

JONITA LATTIMORE AND ERIC WEIMER soprano and piano (Schumann, Debussy, Carter). Free admission. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453 or 312-346-3278.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday, Monday, and next Saturday, January 30, 7:30 PM, Gyorgy Gyorivanyi Rath, conductor, with bass Samuel Ramey, tenor Richard Margison, and soprano Daniela Dessi (Boito, Mefistofele). Saturday, Tuesday, and next Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM, John Nelson, conductor, with tenor Roberto Alagna and soprano Angela Gheorghiu (Gounod, Romeo et Juliette). 312-332-2244.

MUSICAM SACRAM Timothy Woods conducts Mozart's Requiem in a benefit for the Respect Life office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. Sunday, 3 PM, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1747 Lake, Wilmette. 773-465-2568.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor, with saxophonist John O'Brien (Husa and others). Next Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky conducts 20th-century music (Debussy, Sibelius, Bartok). Next Saturday, January 30, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

PACIFICA QUARTET Wednesday, noon, Music Center of the North Shore, 300 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

PACIFICA QUARTET in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Higdon, Beethoven). Saturday, 8 PM, Goodspeed Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

GERARD REUTER AND GAIL NIWA oboe and piano. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

MUSICIANS FROM SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY in a free birthday tribute to William Hall Sherwood. Next Friday, January 29, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

STRAUSS AND STRUDEL ORCHESTRA performs Strauss waltzes, polkas, and marches. Monday, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Center of the North Shore, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

SCOTT TENNANT guitar (Rodrigo, Torroba, Froberger, Tadic). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with recorder soloist Aldo Abreu (Lorenz, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Britten). Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Chopin, Milhaud, Mozart, Bartok, and others). Thursday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Park Ridge Library, 20 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-825-3123. Next Saturday, January 30, 2 PM, Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312-747-0511.

STEVEN WHITE AND ROBERT TWETEN baritone and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

SARAH WORTHINGTON soprano, with pianist Matthew Ellenwood and others in a free concert (Mozart, Kingsford, Vivaldi, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, and others). Saturday, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Public Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN violin, with string ensemble (Mozart, Kodaly, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 3 PM (with preconcert "informance" at 1:45 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

fairs & festivals

21ST ANNUAL JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO JAZZ FAIR Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington: Monday, 6-11 PM, Equal Interest with Joseph Jarman, Myra Melford & Leroy Jenkins, Earma Thomson with Jazz Groove, Patricia Barber, Erwin Helfer, Chicago Jump Company, Ellington Dynasty with Everett Greene. 312-427-1676.

miscellaneous

MICHAEL COUSINEAU Free in-store performance by the new-age guitarist. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

MADOU DEMBELE, DAUHI Master percussion concert. Next Saturday, January 30, 10 PM, 2334 W. Nelson. 773-463-8408 or 773-286-0605.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE STEEL DRUM BAND under the direction of Paul G. Ross. Next Friday, January 29, noon, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 7:30 PM, Siamai Kemokai & friends; 11 PM, DJ Malique. Saturdays, 8 PM, Ahadu; 11 PM, DJ spins world beat. 773-929-8300.

HECTOR FERNANDEZ Flamenco guitar concert. Next Friday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Trowbridge Guitar Studio, 1748 W. Balmoral. 773-334-3214.

JOEL FRANKEL performs at "Kidsfest: Evanston's largest preschool party." Next Saturday, January 30, 1:30 PM, Levy Center, 1700 Maple, Evanston. 847-492-1213.

GAIA Free in-store children's concert. Next Saturday, January 30, noon, Noodle Kidoodle, 2163 N. Clybourn; 3 PM, Noodle Kidoodle, 3232 Lake, Wilmette. 888-889-2408.

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

GOLDEN OX 1578 N. Clybourn: Restaurant. Saturdays, 6-10 PM, roaming zither player Ruth Valentino. 312-664-0780.

GUSTO RISTORANTE ITALIANO 1470 Waukegan, Glenview: Thursdays, 7 PM, Tum Balalaika Klezmer Band. 847-729-5444.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Chicago Samba School. Tuesday, 8 PM, female a cappella ensemble Vida. 312-362-9707.

HUUN HUUR TU Throat singers of Tuva. Next Saturday, January 30, 8 PM, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT Next Saturday, January 30, 7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3757.

KIDS FARE: VIOLINS AND CELLOS AND BASSES (AND OF COURSE VIOLAS)-OH MY! Children's discussion and demonstration. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-467-7425.

LOONETTE & MOLLY Children's concerts. Friday, 6:30 PM, Saturday, 11 AM and 2 and 5 PM, and Sunday, noon and 3 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, flamenco music with Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. 773-227-2277.

MORSELAND 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant. Tuesdays, 8 PM, musicians accompany the "Curiously Strong Machine Gun Haiku Slam" hosted by Noam Paco-Gaster; music open mike follows at 9 PM. 773-743-5955.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Darin Vongvinijsorn performs Thai classical music. 773-935-6433.

PAPRIKASH 5210 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, and Sundays, 5 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary. 773-736-4982.

PRIMERA ORQUESTA DE CUATRO Y GUITARRA DE CHICAGO Puerto Rican Cuatro guitarists. Saturday, 2 PM, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MUSICIANS FROM THE SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Birthday tribute to William Hall Sherwood; free concert. Next Friday, January 29, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

SHINE CHORUS AND BAND performs at a religious service. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main, Wheaton. 630-668-3100.

SKADARLIJA 4024 N. Kedzie: Restaurant featuring eastern European music. Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 PM, Skadarlija Ensemble. 773-463-5600.

L.J. SLAVIN "Young People's" concert features music of Appalachia. Next Saturday, January 30, 1:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

TAKE 6 See Spot Check. Saturday, 8 PM, College of DuPage Arts Center, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

GOLDA TENCER Yiddish music concert, at an exhibition opening for And I Still See Their Faces: Images of Polish Jews. Thursday, January 28, 7 PM, Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee. 773-384-3352.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Friday, Studio Steppin'. Wednesday, Bobby Moss. 312-346-3278.

SRIKANT VENKATARAMEN & LAKSHMI Free carnatic vocal concert. Friday, noon, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

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