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Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, in-cluding a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail to musiclistings@chicagoreader.com.

ROCK, POP, ETC. includes hip-hop, dance music and electronica, funk, reggae, zydeco, cabaret, contemporary R&B, and some international pop. FOLK & COUNTRY includes bluegrass and traditional Irish music. BLUES, GOSPEL, R&B includes traditional rhythm and blues, boogie-woogie, and deep soul. JAZZ includes ragtime, swing, and fusion. INTERNATIONAL includes Indian classical music, African music, salsa, and ethnic folk genres. FAIRS & FESTIVALS are listed in a separate category without regard to music type.

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CONCERTS

JEREMY BOYLE Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, January 16, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

TRENT CARLINI Elvis impersonator and singer performs "Elvis 2000: Madison Square Garden"; with Joe Esposito & Al Dvorin. Saturday, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE GALLOPING GOURMETS Free performance. Friday, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

ELVIS BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE with Shawn Klush, Doug Church, Irv Cass, Ryan Pelton, DJ Fontana & the Ambassadors Reunion Band. Saturday, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

I WAS BORN WITH TWO TONGUES perform with bassist Darius Savage & percussionist Jay Montverde at the "Musicality of Poetry" series. Friday, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

LANCE & THE BOBOYS Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Sunday and next Sunday, January 16, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

MICHAEL McDERMOTT Thursday, January 13, 7:30 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-871-2668.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Next Saturday, January 15, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

JOHN MUELLER & THE WINTER DANCE PARTY BAND Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper (a portion of proceeds go to music scholarships). Thursday, January 13, 8 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

JIM PETERIK, LESLIE HUNT Next Saturday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

RUBYGRASS, FRISBIE, SHINY Next Friday, January 14, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TLC, VEGA Next Friday, January 14, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

WACO BROTHERS, STEVE EARLE Benefit for the Illinois Moratorium Project with a short story reading by Steve Earle and poetry reading by Tony Fitzpatrick. Next Sunday, January 16, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Lauren Brombert, Jonathan Rundman Band. Next Friday, January 14, Blue Lit Souls, Coach Feo. Next Saturday, January 15, Mr. Blotto. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ryan. 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 Fun Boy spins in the loft. 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 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Shaman Love. Saturdays, Harry the Blade & Brian Clark. Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BAJA BEACH CLUB 219 W. Erie: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, Bandoleros, DJs Rico Suave & Jorge Rodas. Saturdays, DJs Rock-o-Mix, Mr. Galletas & Julios Oliver. 773-908-6991.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Julie Frost, Go Ask Brian, Bucky Dent, Star 69. Saturday, Venus Flycats, Wreckin' Ball, Plan 9. Sunday, B-Movie Fiendz, Rubberoom. Wednesday, Maria & the Boys. Thursday, Kat Parsons Band, Leah Galyean Band. Next Friday, January 14, Planet Strange, Johnny L., Clams. Next Saturday, January 15, Waco Brothers. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: "DJ/VJs" play dance music Tuesdays through Saturdays after 5 PM and Sundays and Mondays after 8 PM. Mondays, DJ Kevin Brown. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis, DJ Sole. Saturday, Patty Elvis Band. Sundays, Collision. Mondays, DJs John Almonte & Jen spin metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Just One Jimmy, Second Hand Poets, Strange Friends. Saturday, Shine, Quasar Wut-Wut. Thursday, Ultramagg, Girl Named Megan, Sofia Ramona. Next Friday, January 14, Salome, Detholz, Apartment. Next Saturday, January 15, Troy Petty, Milkbaby, Forty Piece Choir. 773-384-0043.

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

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BLUE MOON LOUNGE 1401 W. Irving Park: Fridays, DJ Slick Lick. Saturdays, DJ Mas. 312-822-0909.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, January 15, Five Guys Named Moe. 847-697-7311.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Ophur. Saturday, New Speedway Boogie. Next Friday, January 14, Rusk. Next Saturday, January 15, Supergenius. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Satya Graha. Saturday, 80s Enough. Next Friday, January 14, Swinger, Hot Carl. Next Saturday, January 15, Maryanne & the Professors. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8:30 PM, music and spoken word followed by an open mike. 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro music. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Blizzard of Oz. Next Saturday, January 15, Fairwarning (tribute to Van Halen), Spoonfed. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. 312-266-1200.

CLUB CHAMELEON Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. DJs spin 8-10 PM Fridays, 6:30 PM-2 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-1 AM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 888-436-7737 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

CLUB XL 766 W. Jackson: Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs Karizma & Steve Maestro. 708-802-1705.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: Music in the bar after 9 PM. 773-477-1420.

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

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Saturdays, Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Dave Uhrich Band, Rock Star Club. Thursday, Tracer, the Situation. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson, Grand Avenue. Next Saturday, January 15, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, the Dog, Everything. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Underwater People. Saturday and next Friday, January 14, 9:30 PM, DJs spin 70s music. Next Saturday, January 15, Quantum Leep. 847-541-4700.

DANIELA'S RISTORANTE & PUB 7510 Randolph, Forest Park: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, open mike. 708-366-3804.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room nightly. Fridays, 8 PM, Ty Perry; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark & Jack Short. Saturdays, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Julie & Janna Cardia. Sunday, 7 PM, and Monday, 8 PM, Barbara Bleier & Austin Pendleton. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Stephen Rader & Ruth Bonnet. Thursdays, Pam Fox & Dan Stetzel. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM; no cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday. Thursdays, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, DJs Priscilla & Ann spin music by Elvis Presley. Sunday, DJ Mike Miller. Monday, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. 773-267-0090.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Saturday, 7 PM, Elvis' birthday party with Mark Hussman. 312-836-7870.

DISTRICT RED LIGHT LOUNGE 8201/2 W. Randolph: DJs spin after 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 10 PM Thursdays. 312-733-8880.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Five Style, OK Go, DJ John Herndon. Saturday, 10 PM, Dragon Girls, Wayouts, Dummy, Bohb. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Matt Tuite spins a "southern set" downstairs in the Dirt Room. Wednesday, 9 PM, Monster Trux, Slithers, Spreaders. Thursday, 9 PM, Retina, TRS-80, Pointy Teeth. Next Friday, January 14, Bomb, Tarts, Arrivals. Next Saturday, January 15, Cabaret Diosa, Casolando. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturday, Brian Borden, Kurt Stephens, Derrick Kyles, FLX, DJ Pap, Sombionx. Next Saturday, January 15, DJ Jes, Danny Martin, Sombionx, Flip. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Major Woody. Next Saturday, January 15, Mr. Meyers. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, benefit for Newt Cole with Frank Orrall, members of Mighty Blue Kings, members of Sonia Dada, Boogie Shoes, Ulele, and DJ Jesse de la Peña. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Off the Record. Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, January 14, One Chance House. Next Saturday, January 15, Cats Under the Stars. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Mr. Blotto, Graeywulf. Saturday, Fabulous Janes, Jim Henning. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Jon Gram. Wednesday, Ophur. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, January 14, Shades of Grey, Garbo Swag, Shawn & Jenelle. Next Saturday, January 15, Generations, Jon Gram. 847-358-9150.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Mabel Mabel, SPF2K, Lorenzo Music. Saturday, Deja Voodoo, Wombats, Isabelle Hayes, O'nit. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, E-Mics, Cameron McGill. Tuesday, Bourbon Street, DeMilos, Deep. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Unseen Footage. Thursday, Henderson Inches, Deanna's House. Next Friday, January 14, Sugarspin, American Ego, Over Easy. Next Saturday, January 15, Big Backyard, Johnny Clueless, Big Daddy Roaches, Mary Pratt. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Core. Saturday, Batteries Not Included. Thursday, Shawn Janell. Next Friday, January 14, Critics. Next Saturday, January 15, Motherlode. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band), Pistol Whipped, Billy Nayer Show (see Spot Check). Saturday, the Nerves, the Go (see Critic's Choice), English Softhearts. Sunday, "Friktion" DJs spin. Monday, "All Bass Evening" hosted by Thax Douglas. Wednesday, Ken Vandermark, Nate McBride & Hamid Drake perform music by George Clinton and Sun Ra. Thursday, Redneck Exorcist, Tummler, ‘Cuda. Next Friday, January 14, Cobra Verde, Chamber Strings, National Trust. Next Saturday, January 15, Delta 72, White Stripes, Burning Brides. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Dough. 630-916-6242.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

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. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sundays, Dub Dis (no cover). 773-348-3998.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FACES 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Jonathan Rundman (no cover). 630-922-9821.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Silent Lucidity. Saturday, Scrawl. Next Friday, January 14, Sister Child. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Music at 7 PM. Friday, 6 PM, Kittens & Bunnies, Resination; 10 PM, Haymarket Riot, Hero of 100 Fights, Her Fly Away Manor, Cap Au Gris. Saturday, 6 PM, Telegraph, Horace Pinker, Straight Legged Kick; 10 PM, Bright Eyes (see Spot Check), Entertainment, Firebird, Sailor Harlette. Sunday, 6 PM, Full, Dick for Short, Blameshifter, Vote Quimby, Last Call. Tuesday, Q and Not U, Elizabeth Elmore, Ultramagg. Thursday, Grey AM, Sea & Ocean. Next Friday, January 14, 6 PM, Secret Agent Bill, Authority Abuse, Sig Transit Gloria, Off Yourself, Dutch Oven. Next Saturday, January 15, 6 PM, Four Squares, Fawns, Poonanies. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Bad Examples, Berber. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Satya Graha. Next Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, Sleepy LaBeef. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thursday, January 13, Hearts & Armor. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Saturday, Tumbleweed (benefit for Children's Heart Services). Next Friday, January 14, Loose Screws. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Generations. Next Friday, January 14, Johnny Clueless. Next Saturday, January 15, Moods. 630-416-4898.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-932-9289.

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, Adam Ezra. Saturday, Plush Cargo. Next Friday, January 14, Nathan Payne. Next Saturday, January 15, Psychodeli. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Thursdays, 10 PM, Matt & Bill. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 7:30 PM, Mark McAssey; 9 PM, Honey West. Saturday, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sunday, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Mark McAssey; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Mark McAssey; 9 PM, Dwight McBride. Next Friday, January 14, 5:30 PM, Mark McAssey; 9 PM, Honey West. Next Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, VJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. Next Friday, January 14, 8:30 PM, musical revue of the songs of Jerry Herman. 630-766-4626.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin from 10 PM until 4 AM. 312-587-8469.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open mike. Thursdays, Hack ‘n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Gidgets Ga Ga, Uniform. Saturday, Earshot, Kim Ladd. Thursday, Cedarcase, Lushtones. Next Friday, January 14, Alice Peacock, Cynthia Barber. Next Saturday, January 15, Telstar, Van Go, Bent. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM Fridays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays through Thursdays. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Friday, Keith Ware, Josh Werner. Saturday, Matt Warren, Frank Orrall. Wednesday, Matt Warren, Oscar McMillan. Thursday, Jim Belanger, Earl Pleasure. Next Friday, January 14, Keith Ware, Carl Meyer. Next Saturday, January 15, Matt Warren, Mark Grant. 312-236-4355.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, Red Star Belgrade, Jay Bennet. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Dorian Taj, Mount Shasta. Wednesday, 9 PM, Frisbie, Andy Creighton. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Jon Langford & the Six Proud Walkers, Handsome Family. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, Heavy Duty Felt. 773-227-4433.

HOB NOB NIGHT CLUB 4419 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake: Friday, X-Side. Next Friday, January 14, 8-Track. 815-459-7234.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Six Over Seven. Saturday, Lightning & Thunder. Next Friday, January 14, Dogs Undecided, Peace Treaty. Next Saturday, January 15, Roadhouse Dogs, Dreaming Tree. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Ceasare spins "easy listening sounds," bossa nova, and international pop music. 773-486-0686.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Love in a Box. Next Saturday, January 15, 8-Track. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Ghannatta. Sunday, 3 PM, Bob Marsh with Bhob Rainey & Gene Coleman, TV Pow. 312-362-9707.

THE HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: Fridays, 11 PM-4 AM, Blaq Velvet DJs spin hip-hop and house. Saturdays, Stone Pony & DJ Mike Dunn. Thursdays, DJ Mike Dunn spins "old skool." 312-486-2086.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, 8:30 PM, and Sunday and Monday, 7:30 PM, Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid. Tuesday, 7 PM, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Joydrop, Sumack (see Spot Check). Wednesday, 8 PM, Strunz & Farah. Thursday, American English (Beatles tribute band), Shoemaker. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Teena Marie. Next Sunday, January 16, 8:30 PM, Little Richard; 11 PM, Little Louis, Derrick Carter. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Lisa Taylor. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

HUDSON'S ICE CREAM EMPORIUM 18 N. Catherine, LaGrange: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 PM, DJs spin swing. 708-352-1937.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. Mondays, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph, Jonathan Menchin. Wednesdays, 5-9 PM, Bobby Harrison. 312-640-0999.

INTA'S 157 W. Ontario: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJ Unique Maurice; 10 PM, DJ Mike James (downstairs), DJ Gary Wallace (upstairs). Saturdays, 9 PM, Jesus Enriquez (downstairs), DJ Mario Rodriguez (upstairs). Mondays, 9 PM, DJ Master Bulu. Tuesdays, DJ Frankie Perez spins salsa (dance lessons after 6 PM). 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 rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. 773-327-4646.

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, Quantum Leep, Zero Ground. Saturday, Then Again, Dogs Undecided. Wednesdays, Chris Lincoln. Next Friday, January 14, Tim Mahoney & the Meenies, Bumpus, Left Undone. Next Saturday, January 15, Afrodisiacs. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Jason Hubbard. Next Saturday, January 15, Noveto Trio. 630-752-2000.

JOOK JOINT 749 Torrence, Calumet City: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ Butta. 708-862-4291 or 708-862-4284.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Music after 10 PM weekends and 9 PM weeknights. Fridays, Dan Darrah. 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. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, DJ Kinky Tuscadero. 773-665-7557.

KARMA 318 W. Grand: DJs spin dance music after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Saturday, Halo, CZR, Hipp-E, Angel Alanis, Onionz, Rhythm & Colette. Thursday, Chris Simmonds, Derrick Carter. Next Saturday, January 15, John Aquaviva, Tommie Sunshine. 312-321-1331.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and old school. Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, "Wide Awake Wednesdays." 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Hoochie Suit. Saturday, Underwater People. Next Friday, January 14, Harmony Riley. Next Saturday, January 15, Something for Joey. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays and Sundays after 8 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Atour. Wednesdays, Sam Post. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, Little Jen, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Shawn Jackson, Mel Hammond & Kevin Loftus. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Thursdays, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Waystation. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

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

LIQUID KITTY 1807 W. Division: DJs spin after 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. 773-489-2700.

LIQUID SEX 221 W. Van Buren: After-hours restaurant; DJs Jamal Moss & Aura spin 3 AM-9 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-381-5940.

LOUNGE AX 2438 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Flying Luttenbachers (see Critic's Choice), Cheer-Accident, Wolf Eyes. Saturday, Doug Sahm tribute concert (see Spot Check) with Robbie Fulks, Jay Bennett, John Stirratt, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Chris Mills, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Nora O'Connor, Frisbie, Cowlily, Justin Roberts, Kenneth Brothers, Mount Pilot. Sunday, Wilco, Minus Five, P.W. Long. Monday, Pat McCurdy. Tuesday, Man . . . or Astroman?, Giant Sand (see Spot Check), Calexico. Wednesday, Eleventh Dream Day, Dishes. Thursday, King Kong, Palace Brothers, Jim O'Rourke. Next Friday, January 14, Shellac, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Scrawl, Traitors. Next Saturday, January 15, Coctails, Dianogah, M.O.T.O. 773-525-6620.

LYON'S KNIGHT LIFE 4447 S. Lawndale, Lyons: Tuesdays, open mike. 708-447-9874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: No cover on weeknights. Friday, 10 PM, Convulsions, Meisha Herron & Company. Saturday, 10 PM, Steepwater Band. Sundays, Jeff Sandler's Eight-Piece Suit. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Seers Poncho. Wednesday, "New Band Night" hosted by John Sanner. Thursdays, 10 PM, Jan James. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, Brother Brother. Next Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, Big Hello, the Idea. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 223 W. Ontario: Saturdays, 7 PM, and Sundays, 5:30 PM, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Thursdays and Fridays, 6 PM, Chicago Rose. 847-952-8755.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, 10 PM, I Decline, Drooz. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin, Function. 773-327-2739.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Fridays, 9 PM, guitarist Doug Alan. 773-506-4393, ext. 3.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Saturday, Sonic Voodoo. Tuesday, Hello Mr. Arthur, Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries, Go Go Devils. Next Friday, January 14, Brady, John Kimler, Gayle Ritt. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Saturday, 8-Track. 630-513-6300.

MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub with DJs spinning nightly after 5 PM. 312-427-1774.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, Hellshock, Clockbox, Veroscene, Five Point Zero. Saturday, 10 PM, Menthol, Elizabeth Elmore, Very Secretary, Autoliner. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, Maintenance of Order, Made to Fade, Blank Theory. Next Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, Land of the El Caminos, Busker Soundcheck, Jonny Polonsky, Peel. 773-549-0203.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, January 16, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

MINT 820 W. Lake: DJs spin after 9 PM. Thursdays, 10 PM, Green House DJs spin (enter at 2171/2 Green). 312-492-6468.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

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, J for Jules, Gardenbower, Dollar Love Plus. Saturday, Vax Wallo, Sophia Ramona, Myth Believers. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesday, Elephant's Best Friend. Next Friday, January 14, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, PBR Streetgang, Funkbunker. Next Saturday, January 15, Diverse, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, J. Davis Trio. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Fridays, DJs 3D, Colette, Vic Lavender & Paul Norman. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Brian Reaves. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Waxy & Spinmistress Batty. Wednesdays, DJ Navee. 773-486-7774.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 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. Next Saturday, January 15, 9:30 PM, Electric Medicine. 773-728-5010.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Fabulous Fish Heads. 773-252-1155.

NICK'S FISHMARKET 10275 W. Higgins, Rosemont: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Pearl Street Band. 847-298-8200.

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: Friday, 10 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Venus Flycats, DJ Tankboy & Uncle Dan. Saturday, 10 PM, Peking Turtle, Patty Elvis Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, Brother Brother, Sonic Voodoo. Next Sunday, January 16, 10 PM, Dirty MF, 33-1/3. 773-489-0011.

BAR 3343 N. Clark: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-665-7300.

OKNO 1332 N. Milwaukee: Restaurant with DJs after 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fridays, trip-hop with DJ Kozmos. Saturdays, Birdie Num Num spins down beat, ambient, and electronica. Tuesdays, Leading Brand/Elevator DJs spin loungecore and hip-hop. Wednesdays, James Anthony spins trip-hop, ambient, and jungle. Thursdays, Hidé spins dancehall. 773-395-1313.

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 PIZZA 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 6 PM. Friday and Saturday, Patty McCulla. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Tony & Carrol. 815-468-6666.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Co-Pilot Jones, Green Scene. Saturday, Serious Jones. Sunday, Money Grubbing Bastards. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wednesday, E-vans, Bicycle Rider. Next Friday, January 14, Eric Camic Quartet. Next Saturday, January 15, Big Breakfast. Next Sunday, January 16, Bloody Knife Killers. 773-486-9862.

PLUSH 2242 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 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: DJs spin after 10 PM Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Miasma (no cover). 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Jostelen Weed. Saturday, X-Side. Next Friday, January 14, Selective Recall. Next Saturday, January 15, Wicked Garden. 630-924-9368.

RACHEL'S CAFE & GIFT 734 E. Schaumburg, Schaumburg: Coffeehouse plays music by Morrissey and the Smiths. 847-310-9678.

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 Psycho Bitch & Lil' John, Marco Hernandez. Saturdays, Lego & Frank Q, Lil' John, JoJo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant & Lego, DJ Keith Ware. 773-278-1009.

REDHEAD 16 W. Ontario: Music after 8:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and after 8 PM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, Dave Roberts, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-266-1300.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. 312-733-6699.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays and Tuesdays. 312-440-0535.

ROBY'S 1944 W. Division: Music at 10 PM. Mondays, DJs Friends of Karen. Tuesdays, "punk and emo night." 773-252-9250.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Johnny Star. Saturday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Next Friday, January 14, Dawn Patrol. Next Saturday, January 15, Tag'em & Bag'em. 630-543-3101.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, Ronnie Ross. 773-775-7525.

RUBY SLIPPER 1161 N. Dearborn: DJs spin until 4 AM Fridays through Thursdays and Sundays and until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, Shannon Wright, Bright Eyes (see Spot Check), Waterworks. Saturday, 10 PM, Elvis tribute concert with Riptones, Bottletones. Tuesday, Long Division, Cycle Something, Calcutta Shakes. Wednesday, 9 PM, Deanna Varagona, Superbell Roundup, Dave Fischoff. Thursday, 9 PM, Pompous Lily, Blulou. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, Angie Mead, Brad Peterson. Next Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Next Sunday, January 16, 9 PM, Baddigo, Family of Souls. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Hearts & Armor. Next Saturday, January 15, Jostelen Weed. 630-372-2900.

SHARK BAR 212 N. Canal: Music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Saturdays, Will & friends. 312-559-9057.

SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & Oscar McMillan spin deep house. 773-624-0647.

SIDELINES GRILL 2843 N. Halsted: DJs spin after all football games and Friday and Saturday nights. 773-528-8438.

SILVER ROOM 1410 N. Milwaukee: Saturdays and Sundays, 3-7 PM, DJ Eric Williams. 773-278-7130.

SINIBAR 464 N. Halsted: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Alejan. 312-226-6092.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Friday, January 14, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Next Saturday, January 15, Miles Maeda. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Chia. 773-889-0601.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJs Special Agent Webb & Steven Farias. 773-327-7711.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. 312-587-7657.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Sundays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Tuesdays, Fuel Sound System DJs spin. Wednesdays, Conundrum. Thursdays, DJ Trew. Next Friday, January 14, Ali Baba's Tahini. 773-278-6600.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Shovelhead, Redneck Exorcist. Tuesdays, DJs Flip, Matty, Chemisoul, Inbum. 773-472-6900.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Music at 8 PM; no cover on Fridays. Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays, 8 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

TRADER TODD'S ADVENTURE BAR 1157 N. Dearborn: DJ Riojet spins disco after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays (upstairs). 312-943-3944.

TUTTO TAPAS 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Dave Polk Group. 708-771-3063.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs spin after 8 PM. Fridays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music. Wednesdays, DJs spin reggae. Thursdays, DJ Rock-o-Mix spins rock en español (no cover). 847-233-9091.

ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR & GRILL 9 W. Division: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM nightly. 312-654-0000.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Friday, 8 PM, Michelle Shafer, Danny Kravitz. Saturday, Justin Roberts, Dan Phillips. Sunday, 7 PM, Jonathan Rundman, Marina V., Ticklepenny Corner. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Next Saturday, January 15, 8 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. Next Sunday, January 16, 7 PM, Jen Erb-Downward, Mark V., Jen-n-Mel. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band. 312-266-7761.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays. Tuesdays, open jam with Anthony & Stevie D. 773-281-8188.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Martin "Bogieman" Luna spins "progressive house and underground Euro." Sundays, DJs Tone B Nimble, Spin, and Joe Glover. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Flapjacks. Saturday, Revolver (Beatles tribute band). Tuesdays, Gertrude. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. 773-929-1300.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Innocent, Les Exodus. Saturday, Charles Cameron, Ital Roots. Sundays, Gizzae & friends. Tuesdays, Devon, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Carl Brown. Thursday, Skapone. 773-327-4273.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, Jorge Piza. Thursdays, Jim & Maggie. 773-549-4949.

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Nan Mason & Terry Higgins. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

YVETTE WINTERGARDEN 311 S. Wacker: Fridays, 6 PM, and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Jim Sellers Trio. Mondays and Tuesdays, 5 PM, pianist Bob Moreen. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 PM, pianist Jim Sellers. 312-408-1242.

ZAKOPANE LOUNGE 1734 W. Division: Saturday, 10 PM, "Polka Happiness" party with Polkaholiks, Freeze-Dried, and authors Charlie Keil & Dick Blau. 773-486-1559.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin Saturdays, 10 PM-5 AM, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. 312-787-0400.

ZUM DEUTSCHEN ECK 2924 N. Southport: Fridays, 7 PM, Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sundays, 5 PM, Mike & Sally. 773-525-8390.

folk & country

concerts

BRYAN BOWERS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

BRYAN BOWERS & SPECIAL CONSENSUS Friday, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-632-9333 or 847-640-1000.

FRED CAMPEAU & MITCH THOMAS, JIM CRAIG, TEFLONS, DON & MARCIA MORMON, GLENN SHUBERT, VOLO BOGTROTTERS Anniversary benefit concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, VICTORIA STORM, JONATHAN DUNMORE, MOST, RAY BAKER, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, JIM SIMONIS, SUSAN URBAN Next Saturday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, SUSAN McCLELLAND Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

LEE MURDOCK, JOE HICKERSON Annual "Hometown" concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Kaneville Community Center, Main St. at Harter Rd., Kaneville. 630-557-2329.

KATHY O'HARA, DIANA LAFFEY & MARY FURLONG Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Next Saturday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

MICHAEL SMITH, ANNA STANGE Next Saturday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG Next Sunday, January 16, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Saturday, Sons of the Never Wrong. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Thursdays, Abbey Folk Club hosted by Christy Barry. 773-478-4408.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 7 PM; DJs spin Fridays and Sundays through Tuesdays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Willy & friends. Sunday, Country Music Holiday. Next Saturday, January 15, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CRITTERS 3757 N. Cicero: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Just Us with Bertie Lee. 773-545-8787.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesday, DJs Jason & Keith spin country music. 773-472-2771.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Sunday, January 16, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. 847-358-9150.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, live Celtic music. Wednesdays, Aidan & Kevin. Next Sunday, January 16, 3:30-6:30 PM, Scottish ceilidh. 773-529-9879.

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

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Live music Wednesday through Sunday nights after 9 PM. Friday, Fast Eddie. Saturday and Sunday, North & South. Thursdays, Fast Eddie. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Mike Johnson. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Special Consensus. 708-788-2118.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GALWAY BAY PUB 500 W. Diversey: Fridays, 6-9 PM, Smokin' Shamrocks of County Cook. 773-348-3750.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thursday, January 13, 9:30 PM, Jon Langford & the Six Proud Walkers, Handsome Family. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music at 9 PM in the Fifth Province Pub; no cover. 773-282-7035.

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: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 9 PM, Sean Cleland, Jimmy Keane, Pat Broaders (no cover). 773-404-9494.

MONTROSE SALOON 2933 W. Montrose: Wednesday, 8 PM, open jam hosted by Chicago Bluegrass Club. 773-463-7663.

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 4544 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open mike (no cover). 773-728-6000.

SNUGGERY 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, country line dancing with music by DJ Johnny J. 630-264-9800.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Pete Norman. Saturday, 8 PM, barn dance party with caller Marianne Mohrhusen. Next Friday, January 14, Calico. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Saturday, Justin Roberts, Dan Phillips. Sunday, 7 PM, Jonathan Rundman, Marina V., Ticklepenny Corner. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Next Friday, January 14, 8 PM, Al Day, Nancy Walker, Kitty Donohoe. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Mike & Paul. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, January 15, Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

OAK PARK-RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL GOSPEL CHOIR under the direction of Marsha Holmes and accompanied by pianist Rob Clearfield; free admission. Program also features a screening of the video "Say Amen, Somebody." Sunday, 1:30 PM, Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-8200, ext. 119.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames/Katherine Davis Blues Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Monday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Alan Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sunday, Liz Mandville-Greeson. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Joe Moss. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Cicero Blake. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Son Seals, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Saturday, Howard & the White Boys. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers. Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Magic Slim. 773-525-8989.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Buddy Guy, the Buzz. Saturday, Buddy Guy, Nick Moss. Sunday, Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby. Monday, Buddy Guy, Brother John. Wednesday, Buddy Guy, Lynne Jordan. Thursday, Buddy Guy, Matthew Skoller. Next Friday, January 14, Buddy Guy, Charlie Love. Next Saturday, January 15, Buddy Guy, Joe Moss. Next Sunday, January 16, Buddy Guy, Howard & the White Boys. 312-427-0333.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Liz Mandville-Greeson. 312-475-9800.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice) & Barrelhouse Chuck. Saturday, Willy & friends. 773-384-2547.

CELEBRITY LOUNGE 4830 S. Cottage Grove: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Mississippi Raiders with Patricia Scott. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Peewee Madison. 773-548-4812 or 773-285-8353.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE II 1634 W. 69th: Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, blues open mike with Patricia Scott, Lucky Price, and Floyd Taylor. 773-471-6497.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Howard & the White Boys. 630-513-0074.

D & J NITE SPOT 9743 Franklin, Franklin Park: Next Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, Screaming Bluedogs. 847-451-9720.

DELL RHEA'S CHICKEN BASKET 645 Joliet, Willowbrook: Next Friday, January 14, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 630-325-0780.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Debbie Davies. Saturday, Carl Weathersby. Sunday, Brother John. Monday, Eddie Taylor Jr. Tuesday, Larry Garner. Wednesday, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 312-266-2400.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Next Saturday, January 15, Southsiders. 708-447-3116.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Otis Clay & the Platinum Band. Next Friday, January 14, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Phil Barron & Jump City Blues. Next Saturday, January 15, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, January 13, Howard & the White Boys. Next Saturday, January 15, Rockin' Johnny Band. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Phil Guy Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Billy King & Dan Beaver. 773-549-3232.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, January 15, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music in the restaurant. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 329 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5-9 PM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-1 AM, Ms. Mandi's R&B Revue. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Wednesdays, Ken Saydak. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice) & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Next Friday, January 14, Sister Lu & the Boys. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Detroit Junior; 9:30 PM, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Carl Weathersby. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby & Howard Scott with Chick Rodgers. Thursdays, Nellie Travis & Andre Taylor, Charlie Love. Next Friday, January 14, Sandra Hall. Next Saturday, January 15, Sandra Hall, Kid Dynamite. 773-477-4646.

LEATHER LOUNGE 401 E. 69th: Saturdays, 10 PM, Rush Hour Blues Band. 773-651-6763.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Howlin' Wolf Jr. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Tim O'Brien & the Little Brothers Blues Band. Next Friday, January 14, J.B. Ritchie & the Power Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Friday, 10 PM, Convulsions, Meisha Herron & Company. 773-871-3757.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Fabulous Fish Heads. Next Saturday, January 15, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

111 CLUB 111 W. 111th: Fridays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-821-9165.

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Next Saturday, January 15, Shari Brown & Rock Bottom Blues. 773-267-5197.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Next Saturday, January 15, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-428-0562.

RED'S LOUNGE 3479 S. Archer: No cover. Live music after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open blues jam. 773-376-0517.

RIVERVIEW 4018 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Friday, Gallon. Next Friday, January 14, open blues jam with Blue Groove. 773-463-4729.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Saturday, Sugar Blue. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, January 14, Little Arthur with the Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, January 15, tribute to Junior Wells with Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesday, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thursday, John McDonald. 312-527-2722.

602 NORTH NIGHT CLUB 602 North, Glendale Heights: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Keith Scott. 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Studebaker John. Saturday, Down Time. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, January 14, Tremblors. Next Saturday, January 15, Big James. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Saturday, Scotty & the Bad Boys Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing's Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

STARLITE 605 S. Pulaski: Sundays, 7 PM-midnight, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-826-5676.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 10 PM, Brothers K Band. 773-472-4405.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach (see Critic's Choice). 773-728-3114.

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Next Saturday, January 15, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 708-863-4224.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH KURT ELLING Next Friday, January 14, 12:15 PM (free open rehearsal; call 312-747-4850 for more information), and next Sunday, January 16, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

RICH FUDOLI WITH THE MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS JUNIOR & SENIOR JAZZ ENSEMBLES Next Saturday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Church of the Holy Spirit, 400 E. Westminster, Lake Forest. 847-328-9998.

JASON KAO HWANG & FRED LONBERG-HOLM Free concert. Next Sunday, January 16, 2 PM, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670 or 312-666-4412.

DENISE LA GRASSA performs in "Is There Anything Going On Upstairs: A Jazztheatre Jam of Streetwise Satirical Jive." Fridays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Center Theater, 1346 W. Devon. 773-508-5422.

MAKANDA KEN McINTYRE & JASON KAO HWANG Free admission. Next Saturday, January 15, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MERCHANTS & CO. BIG BAND Next Sunday, January 16, 4-9 PM, Saint Elizabeth's Hall, 50 E. 41st. 773-268-1518.

TYRONE T. TATUM Free concert. Next Friday, January 14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLARK TERRY, ROY HARGROVE, LEW SOLOFF, MARCUS BELGRAVE, AND HUGH RAGIN in a "Trumpet Summit." Next Friday, January 14, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles 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, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Andy's Aces with John Young, John Bany, Martin Bany & Eric Schneider. Thursday, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman 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, Carlos Cannon. Thursday through next Sunday, January 16, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with Ted Hogarth, Darren Scorza, Neil Alger, and Alex Bednarke. 773-784-8755.

BILOXI GRILL 313 Liberty, Wauconda: Thursdays, 7 PM, Jazz du Jour (no cover). 847-526-2420.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Curtis Crawford Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO 1800 & MY BAR 1800 Sherman, Evanston: Music at 8:30 PM. Fridays, 1800 Jazz Trio. Saturdays, David Young Quartet. Thursdays, Lloyd Quartet. 847-492-3450.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, Bob Carter Quartet with Ron Cooper (no cover). 773-525-8989.

BRAXTON SEAFOOD GRILL 3 Oak Brook Center Mall (Rte. 83 & 22nd), Oak Brook: Fridays, 7:30-10:30 PM, and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

BURGUNDY INN 2706 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Rob Zettl & Chris Clemente. 773-327-0303.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, January 13, Don Tisch Duo. 630-942-9463.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, swing dance lessons with Moonlight Swing. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fridays, Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice) & Barrelhouse Chuck. Thursdays, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, pianist Professor John. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30 PM, Libby York Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & John Paul. Next Friday, January 14, 5:30 PM, Elijah Levi Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursday, 6:30 PM, Margie Gibson Duo. Next Friday, January 14, 9 PM, Milt Trenier Quartet. 847-647-8282.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 630-469-1080.

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

DAKOTA'S 8926 S. Stoney Island: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, master class with Sonny Seals. 773-374-8883.

DELEECE 4004 N. Southport: Mondays, 6:30 PM, Diane Delin/Greg Pasenko Trio. 773-325-1710.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tuesday, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, 10 PM, Ken Vandermark, Nate McBride & Hamid Drake perform music by George Clinton and Sun Ra. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Music after 7 PM; no cover. Sundays, Bopzilla. Wednesdays, Jazz Hippies Power Trio. 773-973-2233.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, January 15, Parma & Shere. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, Airborne. Next Saturday, January 15, Carow & Doyle. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Sunday, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Next Sunday, January 16, 6 PM, Guy Fricano Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Frank D'Rone. 630-620-1500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Three Cent Stomp. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, 9 PM, Martin Bany. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Jazz Temple Quartet with Beau Barry & R.J. Temple. 773-489-5471.

GENO'S PLACE IN THE PARK 12401 S. Ashland: Restaurant and sports bar. Wednesdays, Cote & Co. 708-385-3100.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Music after 7 PM. Thursdays, David Boykin. 773-373-6292.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Sunday, 8 PM, Lonnie Summer Quartet. Monday, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Quartet. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter's Real Swing Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Blues Swingers. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Chevere; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesday, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Wednesday, 9 PM, John McLean Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Next Friday, January 14, New Horizons Ensemble. Next Saturday, January 15, Kahil El'Zabar's Experimental Band. Next Sunday, January 16, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thursday, January 13, Millenarian Movement. 773-248-5933.

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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 10 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band. Sunday, 3 PM, Bob Marsh with Bhob Rainey & Gene Coleman, TV Pow. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses with Eric Leonardson, Ed Ludwig, Harrison Bankhead & Jeff Parker. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. Thursday, 8 PM, Vandy Harris Quartet, Jodie Christian & friends. Next Saturday, January 15, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Friday, 9 PM, Eddie Palmieri Orchestra (see Critic's Choice). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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. Friday through Sunday, John Burnett's Swing Orchestra. Monday, 8 and 10 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Thursday through next Sunday, January 16, Henry Johnson Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 10:30 AM, Katherine Davis; 6 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer (see Critic's Choice) & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHNNY D'S 616 Golf, Schaumburg: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, Steven Hashimoto & Bob Long. 847-519-9161.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Thursdays, 7 PM, Lady Edwina Jackson with percussionist Phil Thomas and organist E.C. Brown. 773-493-3477.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Saturdays, 5-9 PM, and Mondays, 6-11 PM, pianist Scott Holman. 630-543-1010.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). 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. 312-565-7444.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Sunday, 8 PM, Bob Falesch with Nathaniel Braddock & Grant Strombeck. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Bruce Mack & friends. Next Friday, January 14, Bhob Rhainey with Jim Baker & Adam Vida. Next Sunday, January 16, 8 PM, Carol Genetti with Adam Sonderberg & Jerry Bryerton. 773-728-5010.

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

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Music at 6:30 PM. Fridays through Mondays, Bob Freitag. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Mary Clare Baker. 312-787-6604.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Geof Bradfield Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesday, Mike Allemana Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Ryan Cohan 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, Marc Pompe Duo. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Randy Herman Duo. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Wallace Burton Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Karl Johnson Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, T-N-T. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Saturday, Greg Pasenko Quartet. Sunday, Alison Ruble Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Kelly Brand & Suzanne Palmer. Next Friday, January 14, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Scott Stevenson Quartet. Next Saturday, January 15, Dave Onderdonk Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Rob Stone Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesday, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursday, Steve Ditzell Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, January 14 and 15, Tuey Connell Trio. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM, Jim Rollins Trio; 9 PM, Jim Rollins Band with Russ Long. Sundays, 11:30 AM-2 PM, Jim Rollins; 6 PM, Russ Long Trio. Mondays, 6 PM, Russ Long Trio. Tuesdays, 5 PM, Russ Long; 6:30 PM, Russ Long Duo. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 PM, Jim Rollins; 6:30 PM, Sue Conway Trio. 312-266-0360.

RESTO 22 2210 W. Chicago: Music in the Piano Lounge at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, bassist David Rothstein. Saturdays, pianist & vocalist Kara Kesselring. 773-384-1800.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays, Scott Stenton. Wednesdays, Donny DeMarco Trio with Vince Willis. Thursdays, Quintet Blue. 773-271-9944.

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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Sunday, Ray Bailey. 312-527-2722.

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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sunday, 9 PM, Rob Zettl, Scott Mason & Steve Strunk. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Tuesdays, John Brumbach Quartet. Thursdays, Alan Batts/Ron Dewar Quartet. 773-772-6656.

LA STRADA 151 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 PM, Donny DeMarco Duo. 312-565-2200.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mike Plog Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, January 15, Mark Maegdlin Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Ryan Shultz Trio. Saturday, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Mike Plog Duo. Next Saturday, January 15, Geof Bradfield Trio. 630-305-0230.

TJ'S RESTAURANT Radisson Lincolnwood Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Fridays, 8 PM, Bruce Mauer Trio. 847-869-7210.

TOULOUSE COGNAC BAR 2140 N. Lincoln Park West: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Mondays, 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Mondays, Johnny Frigo & Joe Vito. 773-665-9071.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Todd Garland's BQ Trio. 773-929-3680.

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, DKV Trio. Sundays, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursdays, 9 PM, Legacy with Ari Brown & Avreeayl Ra. Next Friday, January 14, Healing Force with Hamid Drake, Bill Perry, Billy Brimfield & Tatsu Aoki. Next Saturday, January 15, Hamid Drake with William Parker & Frode Gjerstad. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Fridays, Yoko Noge & Clark Dean. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, pianist Bruce Oscar. Thursdays, Chuck Masny. 630-232-2201.

international

concerts

CHO TOK LO Traditional Chinese music concert; free admission. Friday, 12:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

NOVA BASSA Free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARIA PAGES & JUAN MANUEL CA--IZARES Sunday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WEI YANG & BETTY XIANG pipa and erhu, in a free Chinese music concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

international

clubs

BRIO 10 W. Hubbard: Spanish restaurant; no cover. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 PM, flamenco guitarist Jim Perri. 312-467-1010.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Saturday and Tuesday, Steve Mazurowski. Thursday, Jim Perri. Next Saturday, January 15, Jim Perri. 708-848-3434.

ETHIO CAFE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 7-10 PM, Senegalese Kora. Saturdays, 8 PM, Tede. Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, Latin & world pro jam with Orquesta Arabu. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Ghannatta. Next Saturday, January 15, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant. Thursdays, 9 PM, "La Copa" night with salsa music and dance lessons. 312-337-3486.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Bands at 10 PM. Friday, Fuerza y Alma, En Vivo. 773-528-3400.

MANGIA ITALIANO RISTORANTE 4920 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 8 PM, Chilean musician Nelson Sosa. 773-205-4354.

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.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Bandoleros. 312-397-0100.

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

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Kewu, Atu & Dr. Brad. Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

BRIDGEPORT CHORAL SOCIETY in an "epiphany concert." Sunday, 4 PM, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton. 312-326-6921.

CANTATE Stephen Blackwelder conducts the a cappella ensemble (Victoria and others). Sunday, 7 PM, St. John's United Church of Christ, 1136 Wesley, Evanston. 847-869-9085.

CHICAGO CAMERATA in a free all-Bach program. Friday, 7:30 PM, Community Church of Wilmette, 1020 Forest, Wilmette. Sunday, 4 PM, First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle, Wilmette. 773-384-6154.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Schubert, Smetana, Perle). See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 1:30 PM, and Saturday, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Thomas, Dvorak, Stravinsky). See Critic's Choice. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Andre Watts in an all-Brahms program. Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday, January 14, 1:30 PM, next Saturday, January 15, 8 PM, and next Sunday, January 16, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano, with oboist Alex Klein, clarinetist Larry Combs, bassoonist David McGill, horn soloist Dale Clevenger, and trombonist Michael Mulcahy (W.A. Mozart, L. Mozart). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE ORCHESTRATION RECITAL Free admission. Wednesday, 4:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot, conductor, with the Pacifica String Quartet (M. Wagner, Austin, Seeger, Takemitsu, Bardanashvili). Friday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

CATHERINE EMES violin, with accompanists (Faure, Brahms, Prokofiev). Sunday, 3 PM, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

IRENE GOMEZ guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

GUADAGNINI ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Ravel, Tchaikovsky). Sunday, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MATTHEW HAGLE piano. Monday, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ANISHA McFARLAND HILL AND JONITA LATTIMORE sopranos, with pianist Soyoyoung Kee in a free program of opera excerpts. Thursday, January 13, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY David Itkin, conductor, with violist Miles Hoffman (Telemann, Berlioz, Bruch, Brahms). Friday and Saturday, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

KATHERINE LEE piano. Friday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with guitarist Philip Simmons and flutist Michele McGovern (Milan, Sor, Carcassi, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos, C.P.E. Bach, Varese, Giuliani, Bartok, Ravel, Faure, Ibert, Simmons). Sunday, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday, Monday, and next Saturday, January 15, 7:30 PM, Leopold Hager, conductor, with soprano Dame Felicity Lott and tenor Sir Thomas Allen (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus). Next Friday, January 14, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Frank Lopardo and soprano Elizabeth Futral (Donizetti, The Elixir of Love). 312-332-2244.

YO-YO MA cello, with violinists Blair Milton and Yuan-Qing Yu, violists Catherine Brubaker and Robert Swan, cellist Stephen Balderston, and pianist Andrea Swan (Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky). Friday, 6:15 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

YO-YO MA AND DANIEL BARENBOIM cello and piano (Beethoven, Carter). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MARK VALENTI piano, in a free recital (Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Stravinsky, and others). Wednesday, 7 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3500. Next Sunday, January 16, 4 PM, Lincoln Hall, 6855 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-677-5277, ext. 236.

VERMEER QUARTET with cellist Christopher Costanza, pianist Andrea Swan, and the Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo (Shostakovich, Beethoven, Schubert, and others). Sunday, 6:15 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

JORY VINOKOUR harpsichord. Wednesday, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION features Midwestern student performers. Sunday, 8 AM-4:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-9998.

miscellaneous

ALL CITY ELEMENTARY YOUTH CHORUS Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; free admission. Next Sunday, January 16, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Saturdays, 8 PM, Billy Folks. 773-404-0111.

STANLEY PAUL discusses his book as part of "Music in Chicago: An Aural history 1900 to 1999." Tuesday, 2 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs in the lobby. Friday, Immaculate Conception Elementary School Choir. Monday, Gospel Joy. Tuesday, students of the Chicago Academy of Arts. Wednesday, St. Ignatius College Preperatory High School Concert Band. Thursday, Currie High School Performing Arts Department. 312-346-3278.

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