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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

STEVE ANTHONY ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

STEVE COOPER ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Next Sunday, January 30, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

MITCH "MITAR" COVIC performs at a book-release party for Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago's Guild Complex. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

KEITH ERIC & WATERHOUSE Free concert. Thursday, January 27, noon, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

GUTTERSTAR Saturday, 7:30 PM, Modern Bookstore, 3116 S. Halsted. 312-842-5770.

ARTO LINDSAY, SAM PREKOP, ARCHER PREWITT Next Friday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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.

RICK SPRINGFIELD Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

TIMEOUT DRAWER Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, January 29, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

JEFF TWEEDY, JON LANGFORD, TIM RUTILI as "Wiggleworms' Dads" perform their favorite kids' music. Next Sunday, January 30, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WILLIWAH Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

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clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Vinyls. Saturday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Next Friday, January 28, Audio Blow, Batteries Not Included. 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.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing. Wednesday, DJ Esperanto spins world beat. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays. Friday, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Thursdays, Jen Jameson & DJ Laura B. Next Friday, January 28, Skylab 2000 with Chris Gin. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Acoustic Redemption, Hungries, Prairie Town, Pete. Saturday, Slugs, Bonewheel. Sunday, L. Mas. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesday, Ernie Denov & Bad Dog. Wednesday, Foley. Thursday, E-Vans, Mega Super Ultra. Next Friday, January 28, Jon Langford & Six Proud Walkers, Love Kit. Next Saturday, January 29, New Duncan Imperials, Krinkles. 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. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Friday, DJ Shon Dervis, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, DJ Spin. 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, Breather, Sinch. Saturday, Swells, Drapes. Monday, 9:30 PM, Matt Kappazzi followed by an open mike. Thursday, Bed, Henderson Inches, J For Jules. Next Friday, January 28, Vax Wallow. Next Saturday, January 29, Jim Byron Band, Brunswicks, William & the Conquerors. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays. Wednesday, Qualo, Bass by the Pound DJs Glyde, Game Warden, Flipside, Kee & Poolside. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1520 N. Fremont: Sunday, 10 PM, DJs Ban Bonner & Daryll "Mellowman" House. 312-266-1234.

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. Friday and Saturday, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Ron Hawking. 312-944-2200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Don Diego & the Mythic Figs. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesday, Fuzzbusters. Wednesday, DJ spins. Next Friday, January 28, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys Band. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Buckeye Creamery, Truckstop Billy. Saturday, Abbeys. Next Friday, January 28, Guilty. Next Saturday, January 29, Bello, Still. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Azure Bloom. Saturday, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, January 28, Cats Under the Stars. Next Saturday, January 29, Butterfly McQueen. 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.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Next Saturday, January 29, 9 PM, Tony Ocean. 312-433-0025.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Arra. Next Saturday, January 29, Animation (Rush tribute band). 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, 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.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, tag team DJs spin at the club's 5th anniversary party. 773-489-0379.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Reggae midnight to 4 AM Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike. Thursdays, 5-10 PM, DJ Romonski Luv. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with music at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 5 PM Sundays, 6:30 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday through Sunday, J.J. Callier & the Zydeco Knockouts. 847-520-4800.

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Thursdays, 10:30 PM Saturdays. Friday, Then Again, Satya Graha. Thursday, Thomas Yurik, Six Over Seven. Next Saturday, January 29, Underwater People. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin 70s music. Saturday, Then Again. Next Saturday, January 29, Aswah Greggorri. 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. 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, DJ Andrew. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Chris Jern. Monday, DJ Mike B. spins punk. Tuesday, DJs Tory, Dan & John. Thursday, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 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.

DIAMOND BAR 1501 N. Dayton: Saturday, 9 PM, DJ Word spins at the National Asian American Association of Professionals party (benefit for community education programs). 773-989-4139 or 312-335-0081.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fridays, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and next Saturday, January 29, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band, Ellen Rosner, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Saturday, 10 PM, Pivot Man, Soil, Plastic Princess, Illroot. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesday, 9 PM, Local H, Trailer Hitch; 10 PM, DJ Matt Tuite spins a "southern set" downstairs in the Dirt Room. Wednesday, 9 PM, Sasha 13, Woolworthy, Pal. Thursday, 9 PM, David Singer, Tokyo Expando, Differents. Next Friday, January 28, 9 PM, Marcy Playground, Eden Seed, Boot. Next Saturday, January 29, 10 PM, Box-O-Car, Million Yen, Atomic Numbers, Wes Hollywood. Next Sunday, January 30, 9 PM, Stereophonics. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Saturday, Gabriel Palomo, Tommy, Dong. Next Saturday, January 29, Daniel Thompson, Richard Henry, Inbum, Derrick Kyles, FLX, Kurt Stephens. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Five Guys Named Moe. Next Saturday, January 29, Mr. Blotto. 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 28, DJs Banti, Aladdin, Surreal Sunil & Ank G. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Saturday, Spinshine. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, January 28, Jenkins Band. Next Saturday, January 29, Tall Grass Musicians. 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, Trippin' Billies, Uncle Pecos. Saturday, Rico!, Jim Henning. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Jon Gram. Wednesday, Braahm. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, January 28, Underwater People, Jason Mast. Next Saturday, January 29, Echosend, Ian Crockett Band, Arthur Lee. 847-358-9150.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Phil Angotti. 773-529-9879.

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, Sugarspin, American Ego, Over Easy. Saturday, Pinch, Brother 6, Billy Siedel. Sundays, Sumo. Mondays, E-Mics. Tuesday, Lance & the Bo Boys, Cycle Something, Adrift. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Snake Oil. Thursday, Bad Cat, Waystation. Next Friday, January 28, Flippin' Minnows, Greedy Gretchen, Gary Dacanay Group. Next Sunday, January 30, Sumo, the Dog & Everything. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 8-Track. Saturday, Bill Bixby Experience. Thursday, Dean Grant. Next Saturday, January 29, Mind Over Matter. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Salaryman, Marlon Magas (see Spot Check), Transceiver. Saturday, "Victory: A Tribute to the Jacksons" with Prescriptions, Das Sporten, Art Loinz, Descendro Allegro, Stereotypes, John Greenfield Rock Band, Puta-pons, Mr. Rico, A-Z Consolidated, Drag King (benefit for the National Kidney Foundation). Sunday, Ashtray Boy, Das Sporten, Salome. Monday, 9:30 PM, "Hoodoo Hoedown" with Pedal Steel Transmission, Havox. Thursday, Songs:Ohia, Viza Noir, Nad Navillus. Next Friday, January 28, 20 Miles, Bob Log III. Next Saturday, January 29, Frontier, Vandermark 5, Sterling. Next Sunday, January 30, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Next Saturday, January 29, 8:30 PM, Breakin' Strings. 847-718-9272.

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. Friday, midnight, Freestylers, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-1944.

EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark: Reggae nightly at 10 PM. Sundays and Monday, Dub Dis (no cover). Wednesday, Indika. 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.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Artifice. Saturday, Scepter. Next Friday, January 28, Major Woody. Next Saturday, January 29, Surrender (Cheap Trick tribute band). 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Music at 7 PM. Friday, 8 PM, Pistolero, Woton, Drunken Master 3. Saturday, 6 PM, Fenix, TX, Gadjits, Rocks Pennycar, All Else Fails; 10 PM, Dayglo Red, Sweater Girl, Big Wow. Sunday, 6 PM, Boy Sets Fire, Reach the Sky, the Story So Far, Honor System. Thursday, 6 PM, Catch 22 (see Spot Check), Edna's Goldfish, Conways. Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Glistening Chin Music, Phantom 3, Taylor, Puta-pons. Next Saturday, January 29, 8 PM, A-Set, Kind of Like Spitting, Volta Do Mar, Shores Of, Gaetti. Next Sunday, January 30, 5 PM, Back Up, Fid, Waste, Resignation, Loose End. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday and Saturday, 10 PM, Marcia Ball. Wednesday, 8 PM, Ronda Rae & the Replays. Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Rico! 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Friday, 10 PM, Grand Marquis (no cover). Saturdays, DJs spin dance music upstairs in the loft. 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. Saturday, Cleavers. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Public I. Saturday, World Class Noise. Thursday, Smalls. Next Friday, January 28, Mr. Meyers. Next Saturday, January 29, Then Again. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Riptones. Next Saturday, January 29, Public I. 630-416-4898.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Eric Symmons with Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane. Saturday, Universal Skum, None, Hung. Monday, Michelle, George & friends. Next Friday, January 28, Heavy Mental, Suckmakers. Next Saturday, January 29, Yo-Yo Smugglers, Sinekwanon. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Next Saturday, January 29, Trippin' Billies. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark McAssey; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Saturday, 10 PM, Bob Mason. Sundays, 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, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Alexandra Billings & Gino DeLuca. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Mark McAssey; 9 PM, Dwight McBride & Chuck Larkin. Next Saturday, January 29, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Anthony Micheletti & Dan Stetzel. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Gino DeLuca; 9:30 PM, Jennifer Bradley & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Michael McAssey. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Mary Monica Thomas & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Jack Fitz-William & Steve Carson; 9:30 PM, Ben Holbrook & Russ Long. Next Friday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Scott Montgomery Band. Next Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols. Next Sunday, January 30, 6 PM, Honey West & Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. 773-348-1053.

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. Friday, 8:30 PM, musical revue of the songs of Jerry Herman. 630-766-4626.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly 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, Oh My God, Marshall Hanbury Trio. Saturday, Rollover, Ian Crockett Trio. Wednesday, 8 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Deals Gone Bad, Main Street Disciples, Rat Bastards. Thursday, Bone to Pick, Peacefreak. Next Friday, January 28, Boduli, Vatra, Ludi Ritam. Next Saturday, January 29, the Buzz, Mostly Water. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Life in the Garden. Thursday, 9 PM, Michael Kelsey. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Friday, Keith Ware, Michael Serafini. Saturday, Matt Warren, Dayhota. Wednesday, Matt Warren, Lego. Thursday, Jim Belanger, Mark Vallese. Next Friday, January 28, Keith Ware, Teri Bristol. Next Saturday, January 29, Matt Warren, Bruno Castellano. 312-236-4355.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Trailers. Wednesday, 9 PM, Frisbie, Dag Juhlin. Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Billygoats. 773-227-4433.

HOB NOB NIGHT CLUB 4419 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake: Friday, Wicked Garden. Next Friday, January 28, Wave. 815-459-7234.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Bad Cat, Balloonatic. Saturday, Mini Ruebens, Ophur. Next Friday, January 28, Rusk, Mind Over Matter. Next Saturday, January 29, Video Stars, Loose Screws. 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, Mirage. Next Saturday, January 29, Fairlanes. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 9 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. 312-362-9707.

THE HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2086.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Albita. Saturday, Johnny Winter, Mystery Driver. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Jeff Healey Band, the Buzz. Monday, Wise Monkey Orchestra, Rico! Tuesday, Simple Simon, Voodoo Kings. Wednesday, Rebels Without Applause, Ill Root, Crash Poet. Thursday, 6 PM, Warren Zevon; 9 PM, Ethyline, Astropop, Autoliner. Next Friday, January 28, 6 PM, Matthew Sweet; 7:30 PM, Anthrax, Fu Manchu, Chevelle, Un-band. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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: DJs spin 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJs spin R&B and hip-hop. Saturday, Proximo. 312-829-7503.

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

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, January 29, Rico! 708-389-7810.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Music after 8 PM. DJs spin rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. Friday, Chris Underwood. 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, Rubber, Third Leg, Tuck Pence. Saturday, Nadas, Flapjacks, Waystation, Tuck Pence. Wednesdays, Chris Lincoln. Next Friday, January 28, Danger Will Robinson. Next Saturday, January 29, DJ Jam Master Jay. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Scrawl. Next Friday, January 28, Todd T Band. 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 through Thursdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Sundays, "Garbage Sundays" with DJ Redneck Ed spinning garage, punk, country & blues. Wednesdays, DJ Uncle Doughnutz. 773-665-7557.

KARMA 318 W. Grand: DJs spin dance music after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Saturday, Hiroki & Artek, Brenda D. & Brian G., Mumtaz, Tim Freevert, Mark Centennial, Michael Serafini. Thursday, Brandon Block, Alex P. Next Saturday, January 29, Donald Glaude & Barry Weaver. 312-321-1331.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Quantum Leep. Saturday, Generations. Next Friday, January 28, Libido Funk Circus. Next Saturday, January 29, Hoochie Suit. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays and Sundays after 8 PM. 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, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Shawn Jackson, Mel Hammond & Kevin Loftus. Thursday, DJ Alex Zander. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesday, Plan 9. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Friday, 8:30 PM, Map of July. 708-388-6755.

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

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Deanna Varagona Trio, Dorian Taj. Saturday, Altered Statesmen. 773-489-9554.

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, Ray Fidler. Saturday, 10 PM, Milk Plow. 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 Saturday, January 29, 10 PM, the Project. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Saturday, DJs Dayhota & Mel Hammond. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Ron Carroll, DJ Touch. Next Saturday, January 29, Lady D, DJs Dayhota & Mel Hammond. 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, Fifth World, the End. Saturday, Young Fathers. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin, Function. Next Friday, January 28, 4-Fi, Cap Salis Trio. Next Saturday, January 29, Freakalicious, Alien Booty. 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 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday, Dark Star Orchestra. Wednesday, Ken Haebich & Jim Gailloreto. Thursday, Weed Street Band, Harmless. Next Friday, January 28, Dave Zollo & the Body Electric. Next Saturday, January 29, Umphrey's McGee, Ray's Music Exchange. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Friday, Selective Recall. 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, 10 PM, MVP, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Bros. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Disturbed, Telemundo, From Zero, Big Dumb Dick. Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Doc Martin & DJ Sneak, DJ Emily, Mateo & Matos. Next Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Robbie Fulks, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Heatersons. 773-549-0203.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, January 30, 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, Terminal Bliss, Oblivia, DJ Secret Agent Webb. Saturday, DJs spin reggae. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesday, Kat Parsons. Thursday, Saps. Next Friday, January 28, Atomic Numbers, Saps, Kleinfelter. Next Saturday, January 29, Milkbaby, Sour, Mainstream. 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. 773-728-5010.

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, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Chris Greene & the New Perspective, DJ Tankboy & Uncle Dan. Saturday, 10 PM, Chicago Samba School, DJs RB & M. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF, 33-1/3. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Bumpus. Next Saturday, January 29, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Dirty MF. 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, Hide spins dancehall. 773-395-1313.

O'MALLEY'S 6345 W. Belmont: Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-237-5454.

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 28 and 29, Shawn & Janell. 815-468-6666.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Calhouns, Magpies. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wednesday, Deans. Next Friday, January 28, Futuristic Dragon. Next Saturday, January 29, Plush Cargo. 773-486-9862.

PLANETA MEXICO 2047 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 773-489-0600.

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, Core. Saturday, Wave. Next Friday, January 28, Kato the Houseboy. Next Saturday, January 29, Mr. Meyers. 630-924-9368.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Thursday, January 27, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Moods. 815-477-0340.

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. Friday, Collette, Tres Manos. Saturday, Frique & Majid. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs Meza & Xavier Temple spin "high energy dance music" 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-738-9971.

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, Strutter (KISS tribute band), Surrender (Cheap Trick tribute band). Next Friday, January 28, Cryan Shames. Next Saturday, January 29, 8-Track. 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, 9 PM, Alex Chilton (see Spot Check), Chamber Strings. Saturday, 10 PM, Jim Roll, One Fell Swoop. Sunday, 8 PM, Joy Eden Harrison, Alice Peacock. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 9 PM, Ballydowse, Crossing. Wednesday, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: Food" with Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade & others. Thursday, 10 PM, Jump, Little Children, Red Elephant. Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, United States Three, Hang Ups, Philo. Next Saturday, January 29, 10 PM, Vulgar Boatmen, Nadine. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 45s. Next Saturday, January 29, Mirage. 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.

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

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. Friday, Mark Farina, DJ Heather, J-Dub. Sundays, Deep Latin Grooves. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Friday, January 28, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. 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.

SOMA 440 N. Halsted: Friday, 10 PM-4 AM, DJs Joshua Ryan & Christopher Robin. 312-226-4555.

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.

THE SPOT 1584 Rand, Des Plaines: Next Saturday, January 29, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-298-4000.

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. Friday, Mark Watson, Lushtones, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. Saturday, 9 PM, People Like Us, Wet Gate (see Spot Check). Next Saturday, January 29, Earatik Statik, B-Movie Fiendz, Thaw For. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJs Jay Biz & Mass Transit. Sundays, Twisted Bliss. Tuesdays, DJ Scott Lucas. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Fid, Lando's 45, Batan 5. Saturday, Sweater Girl, Bobby Stratosphere & the Blood Club, Pete. Tuesdays, DJs Flip, Matty, Chemisoul, Inbum. Next Friday, January 28, Drop Farm, Bunker Hill. Next Saturday, January 29, Juvenocracy, Waffle, Rufus Pablo, Terraplane. 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 and Tuesdays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJs spin dance music. Wednesdays, DJs Red Lox & Stallion Luv with DJ Blade spin reggae. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa & merengue. 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, Tristen, Brent Helwig, Telstar. Saturday, 8 PM, Kevin So, Jill Dawson. Sunday, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band, Ethan Sellers, Nomad Planets. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Bryter, Ripley Caine. Next Saturday, January 29, 8 PM, Scott Bennett, Tara MacLean. Next Sunday, January 30, 7 PM, Kelley Clute, Julie Frost, Summer Chance. 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, Butterside Down. Saturday, Maggie Speaks. Tuesdays, Gertrude. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, January 28, Generations, Cool Factor Crusade. Next Saturday, January 29, Shades of Grey. 773-929-1300.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Kickin' Out Priscilla. Saturday, Zambow. Next Friday, January 28, Cheap Souvenirs. Next Saturday, January 29, Bad Cat. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Swamp. Saturday, Zeleke Gessesse (see Spot Check), Pelvic Delta. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Charles Brown. Thursday, Michael Black. Next Friday, January 28, Carl Brown, Gypsi Fari. Next Saturday, January 29, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Creeping Charlie. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, January 28, We You They. Next Saturday, January 29, Cads. 847-432-6430.

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

YE OLDE TOWN INN 18 W. Busse, Mount Prospect: Friday, 9 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-392-3750.

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.

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.

folk & country

concerts

ALTAN Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-478-4408 or 773-282-7035.

ROB ANDERLIK hosts an open mike. Monday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. 

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

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

ANNE HILLS, MICHAEL SMITH, TOM DUNDEE Friday, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-632-9333 or 847-640-1000.

STEVE KESSLER, BOB BLOOM, MICHAEL McMURRAY Saturday, 8 PM, Attic Playhouse, 410 Sheridan, Highwood. 847-433-2660.

COLBY MADDOX & STEVE DOYLE perform as part of "Sounds of the City"; free concert. Thursday, January 27, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

MATAPAT, GED FOLEY & SANDY JONES See Critic's Choice; free admission. Wednesday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MEGON McDONOUGH & FRIENDS Next Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

DOUG & BONNIE MILLER, PHIL COOPER, MARGARET NELSON, KATE EARLY, SUSAN URBAN, COMMON TATERS, BONNIE BIEHL & JUDY BOWEN, DOUGLAS UDELL, IT'S FER REEL Anniversary benefit concert and barn dance with caller Tony Scarimbolo. Next Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

OPEN STAGE Friday, 8:30 PM, St. Clement's Church, 2500 N. Orchard. 630-963-4758.

REMEMBER ROME Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, BONNIE KOLOC, WEST END STRING QUARTET Saturday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

LINDA M. SMITH WITH ROBERT ARENDT & FOTIOS GOLEMIS Free in-store performances. Saturday, 8 PM, Caribou Coffee, 3424 N. Southport. 773-529-4902. Next Saturday, January 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

STEEL EXPRESS Caribbean steel drum concert and viewing of the exhibit Outsider and Folk Art From Chicago Collections. Next Friday, January 28, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON, DAVID BROMBERG Next Saturday, January 29, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesday, Sheila O'Donnell. 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. Sundays, DJ Brian spins country music. Next Saturday, January 29, 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, DJ Scott Cizek spins 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.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Aiden & Kevin. 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, Famous Brothers. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, January 29, Teflons. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Friday, Eric Symmons with Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane. 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. Friday, Sullivan Brothers. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 8:30 PM, Trailers. Thursday, January 27, 9 PM, Jon Langford & the Six Proud Walkers, Kelly Kessler. Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Billygoats. 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Famous Brothers. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 9 PM, traditional Irish music (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Tuesday, 9 PM, Ballydowse, Crossing. 773-525-2508.

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, Dennis Johnson & Duane Larson. Next Friday, January 28, Curtis & Loretta. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Saturday, 8 PM, Kevin So, Jill Dawson. Sunday, 7 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band, Ethan Sellers, Nomad Planets. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Next Sunday, January 30, 7 PM, Kelley Clute, Julie Frost, Summer Chance. 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. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursday, January 27, Bluegrass Tunes. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

LUCY SMITH COLLIER, DOLORES BARRETT CAMPBELL, GLADYS BEAMON GREGORY, EUGENE SMITH perform as part of "A Church for All Nations: The Life and Legacy of Bronzeville's Elder Lucy Smith." Next Saturday, January 29, 1:30 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

GOOD NEWS! with Robert Ray's Gospel Mass, Chicago Choral Artists, Congregational Church of Park Manor, DePaul Community Ensemble, and soloists Gloria Cotton and Milas J. Armour III. Next Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

HOPEFEST 2000 Benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation with Bo Diddley, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, Chuck Berry, Robert Cray Band, Phantom Blues Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Staple Singers, Koko Taylor, Texacali Horns, and others. Tuesday, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 312-435-4548, 312-808-1286, or 312-559-1212.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE VOICES OF PRAISE GOSPEL CHOIR at the 12th annual Gospel Extravaganza, with New Direction, Voices for Excellence Community Choir, and James Ellzey & Voices of Praise. Next Saturday, January 29, 7 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

KEITH SCOTT Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES, BONNIE KOLOC, WEST END STRING QUARTET Saturday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES Free concert. Thursday, January 27, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Show. 312-642-6805.

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Friday, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-758-4250.

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, Saturday, and Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 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 28 and 29, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks 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 28 and 29, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Vino Louden. Saturday, Chico Banks & Masheen Company. Sunday, Rockin' Johnny & Little Arthur. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Jimmy Burns. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Howard Scott & the World Band. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Original Blues Imperials. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers. Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Friday, January 28, John Primer. Next Saturday, January 29, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Devil in a Woodpile. Thursday, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, January 29, Fruteland Jackson. 773-384-8600.

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, Mighty Mo Rodgers. Saturday, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, John Primer. Monday, Brother John. Tuesday, Roy Hytower. Wednesday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Thursday, Maurice John Vaughn. Next Friday, January 28, Duke Tomatoe, Kax & the Blacklight Experience. Next Saturday, January 29, Sugar Blue. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Saturday, Willy & friends. 773-384-2547.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer 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, Eric Lambert Band. Saturday, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. Next Friday, January 28, the Buzz. Next Saturday, January 29, Matthew Skoller Band. 630-513-0074.

CLUB 222 222 Main, Saint Charles: Saturday, 9 PM, Screaming Blue Dogs. 630-584-4222.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Professor John Band. 312-836-7870.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, James Solberg. Saturday, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sunday, Brother John. Monday, Elmo Bliss. Tuesday, Charlie Love. Wednesday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday and Saturday, 10 PM, Marcia Ball. Next Saturday, January 29, 10 PM, Lonnie Brooks. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, Mark Rigg Band. Next Saturday, January 29, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Fruteland Jackson. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Next Friday, January 28, Downtown Charlie Brown 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.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Saturday, 10:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 773-767-4838.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, January 29, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 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 on the Back Porch Stage. Friday, Casey Jones. Saturday, 9 PM, Johnny Winter, Mystery Driver (on the main stage); Casey Jones (on the Back Porch Stage). Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, 9:30 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Phil Armetta. Wednesday, Eddie King. Thursday, Joe Moss Band. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Blue Mirror Blues Band. 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.

JIM SHOOZE 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Thursday, January 27, Howard & the White Boys. 708-756-0600.

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, J.B. Ritchie Band. Next Saturday, January 29, Chicago Red Hots. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, Kid Dynamite, 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 and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Kenny Neal. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Vance Kelly & the Windy City Band. Saturday, John Castro & the Platinum Band. 312-360-1558.

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

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 South Chicago: Friday and Saturday, 9 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters with Liz Mandville-Greeson. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, ZZ Hill Jr. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Iceman Robinson. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Bluesed & Battered. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Shari Brown & Rock Bottom. Next Friday, January 28, Margo & Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Big Sweaty Men. Next Saturday, January 29, Chicago Playboys. 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, Walter Smith & Tight Rhythm. Next Saturday, January 29, Margo & Strictly Southside Blues Band. 773-267-5197.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine. 773-486-9862.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday,

Eddie Burks. Saturday, Joe Moss Band. Wednesday, Studebaker John. 815-477-0340.

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, open blues jam with Gallon. Next Friday, January 28, Blue Groove. 773-463-4729.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, January 28, Carlos Johnson. Next Saturday, January 29, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Skoller & Iguana. Thursday, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, JP & the Cats. Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, January 28, Kevin Purcell. Next Saturday, January 29, Maurice John Vaughn. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday, January 28, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, January 29, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. 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. 773-728-3114.

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

jazz

concerts

TIM AUBUCHON QUARTET Sunday, 3 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5422.

PATRICIA BARBER TRIO Next Saturday, January 29, 5 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-3007.

BOISE QUEEN Free piano concert. Next Friday, January 28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAGGIE BROWN Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Saturday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MAGGIE BROWN QUINTET performs as part of the 22nd annual Jazz Fair; see Critic's Choice. Thursday, January 27, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

SAM BURCKHARDT'S CHICAGO SWING performs as part of the 22nd annual Jazz Fair. Thursday, January 27, 9 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

CHICAGO YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE Saturday, noon, Columbia College Concert Hall, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6240.

EVAN COLEMAN QUINTET Thursday, January 27, 6-10 PM, Crystal Gardens, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-645-9550 or 312-595-7437.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH JIM GAILLORETO performs music of the 1920s through the 1940s. Friday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

AXEL DÖRNER with Ken Vandermark, Jim Baker & Michael Zerang accompany animated films by Winsor McCay, Dave Fleischer, Otto Mesmer, UPA Studios, Norman McLaren, Larry Jordan, and Sally Cruikshank. See Critic's Choice. Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Ferguson Hall, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

PAULINHO GARCIA Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

HINDA HOFFMAN Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

22ND ANNUAL JAZZ FAIR features Malachi Thompson's Freebop with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz, Maggie Brown Quintet (see Critic's Choice), Sam Burckhardt, Paulinho Garcia & Fred Lonberg-Holm's Lightbox Orchestra. Thursday, January 27, 6-11:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

JAZZMINEIRO performs as part of the 22nd annual Jazz Fair. Thursday, January 27, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

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.

LIGHTBOX ORCHESTRA performs as part of the 22nd annual Jazz Fair. Thursday, January 27, 7:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

LIGHTBOX ORCHESTRA accompanies silent films. Monday, 7 PM, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8575.

ARTO LINDSAY Free in-store performance. Next Friday, January 28, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ARTO LINDSAY, SAM PREKOP, ARCHER PREWITT Next Friday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HERBIE MANN & SONA TERRA performance with the Illinois Chamber Symphony. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

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

AMEEN MUHAMMED WITH MALACHI FAVORS & ARI BROWN perform in a tribute to Lester Bowie as part of the 22nd annual Jazz Fair. Thursday, January 27, 6 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

KARI NELSON Free concert. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

911 MAMBO ORCHESTRA Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

JEFF PARKER WITH AVREYAAL RA & YOSEF BEN ISRAEL "Musicality of Poetry" program with Quincy Troupe; free admission. Next Friday, January 28, 6 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

REAVIS HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND Free concert. Thursday, January 27, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

REGINALD ROBINSON accompanies a program of films about jazz and jazz musicians. Free admission. Next Saturday, January 29, noon-5 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MALACHI THOMPSON FREEBOP BAND WITH BILLY HARPER & GARY BARTZ performs as part of the 22nd annual Jazz Fair. Thursday, January 27, 9:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-1676.

JOE VITO & JOHNNY FRIGO Free admission. Friday and next Friday, January 28, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Redd Holt Quintet. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's 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, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Brass Blend with John Young, John Bany, Martin Bany, George Bean & Tom Garling. Thursday, noon, Steve Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, January 28, noon, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, January 29, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Steve Sandner & Holly McGuire. 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, Detour. 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.

BERNICE'S TWILIGHT ZONE RESTAURANT 2914 E. 79th: Thursdays, 8 PM, Latin jazz jam session with Crosswind. 773-374-6446.

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, Andy Meacham 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.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Ron Hawking. 312-944-2200.

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 27, Airborne. 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 & Barrelhouse Chuck. Thursday, 9 PM, Paul Coscino Group. 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, April Aloisio 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 28, 5:30 PM, Joanie Pallatto 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 Duet. Next Friday, January 28, 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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler. 312-341-9787.

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.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Next Saturday, January 29, "Heroes of the Hammond" with Reuben Wilson, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Axel Dörner (see Critic's Choice) with Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Jim O'Rourke. 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. Saturday, Joe Hurt Duo. Next Saturday, January 29, Carow/Doyle Duo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Jeff Gilmore Group. Saturday, Airborne. 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, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Thursday, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Brienn Perry & Frieda Lee. 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, live swing music (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: 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, Terisa Griffin. Sunday, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Quartet (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter's Real Swing Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Bradley Williams 21st Century Review. Next Friday, January 28, Chris Foreman-Greg Rockingham B-3 Quintet. Next Saturday, January 29, Detour with Phil Seed. 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, tribute to Charles Earland; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Elizabeth Conant & Fareed Haque. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet with Johnny Frigo. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Kurt Elling Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM (no cover). Next Friday, January 28, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Triage. Next Friday, January 28, 10:30 PM, Don Tisch Quartet. Next Saturday, January 29, 11 PM, Project 9, Trouser. 773-465-8005.

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, 6 PM, Davu Seru, Laurie Lee Moses, Jason Roebke & Jim Baker. Saturday, 10 PM, Willie Gomez's Con Cache Orchestra. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Theo Bleckmann & John Hollenbeck. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Big Band. Thursday, 8 PM, Vandy Harris Quartet. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Next Saturday, January 29, 9 PM, Astrud Gilberto. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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.

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 BARBERSHOP 1602 E. 53rd: Next Friday, January 28, 6 PM, Tony Rogers & Standing Room Only. 773-643-8041.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Marshall Vente Jazz Festival Thursday, January 20, through Sunday, January 23. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Mike Stryker Trio, Marshall Vente Trio. Friday, 8:30 PM, Tropicale, Paulinho Garcia & Greg Fishman. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Marshall Vente's Project 99 (see Critic's Choice) with Jeff Newell, Howard Levy, Eldee Young, and Cash McCall. Sunday, 2 PM, Jeff Newell's New Trad Octet, All-Star Jam Session with the Eldee Young/Marshall Vente Trio and Jeff Newell's New Trad Octet. Call 630-942-4200 or 630-968-3339 for more information on the festival. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 and 10 PM, and next Friday, January 28, 9 and 11 PM, Harold Ousley Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Next Saturday, January 29, 9 and 11 PM, and next Sunday, January 30, 4 PM, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues. 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, 11 AM- 3 PM, Katherine Davis; 6 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & 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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Thursday, January 27, 8 PM, Caffeine, Urban Reception. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Friday, 9:30 and 11 PM, Carla Cook Trio. Saturday, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Stephanie Browning Duo. 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.

MELTING POT COFFEE HOUSE 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Next Friday, January 28, 8:30 PM, Julie V. & Company. 708-647-8202.

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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Bhob Rainey, Kevin Drumm, Michael Zerang, and Jim Baker. Sunday, 8 PM, Bhob Rainey with Fred Lonberg-Holm & Bob Marsh. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Eric Roth Trio. Next Friday, January 28, 9:30 PM, Bob Marsh & Carol Genetti. Next Saturday, January 29, 9:30 PM, Greg Hamilton, Bob Falesch & friends. 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. Friday and Saturday, Ron Surace Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Dave Onderdonk Trio. 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.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. Saturday, Von Freeman Quartet. Sunday, Denise La Grassa Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Brian Gephart/Bob Long Quartet. Next Friday, January 28, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Jeremy Kahn Quartet. Next Saturday, January 29, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. Next Sunday, January 30, Peter Z. Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesday, Mark Madsen Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, January 28 and 29, Billy Flynn Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Mike Knauf Quartet. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6-8 PM, pianist Dan Merrigan; 8 PM-midnight, Dan Merrigan Duo with vocalist Christy Ogilvie. Sundays, 6 PM, Marc Pompe. Mondays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Tuesdays, 6 PM, Marc Pompe. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. 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 Stenten. 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. Tuesday, Gregg Rockingham. 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.

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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Next Friday, January 28, 10 PM, Fareed Haque, Shara O'Neil. 773-278-6600.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Friday, Mike Plog Trio. Saturday, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Friday, January 28, Juli Wood Trio. Next Saturday, January 29, Geof Bradfield Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Juli Wood Trio. Saturday, Tito Carrillo Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Kevin Kizer Duo. Next Friday, January 28, Ryan Shultz Trio. Next Saturday, January 29, Mark O'Connor 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.

210 EAST SICILIAN STEAKHOUSE & PIANO BAR 210 E. Ohio: Music after 8 PM. Fridays, Tom Muellner/Bob Centano Duo. Saturdays, Tom Muellner Trio. 312-587-1055.

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, R.J. Temple Ensemble with Beau Barry. Saturday, Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki, Francis Wong & Chad Taylor. 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. 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. 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

MATAPAT, GED FOLEY & SANDY JONES See Critic's Choice; free admission. Wednesday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STEEL EXPRESS Caribbean steel drum concert and viewing of the exhibit Outsider and Folk Art From Chicago Collections. Next Friday, January 28, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

international

clubs

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesday, DJ Esperanto spins world beat. 773-227-6859.

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 and next Saturday, January 29, 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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, January 27, 9 PM, Jesus Enriquez. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, Latin & world pro jam with Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, 10 PM, Willie Gomez's Con Cache Orchestra. Next Friday, January 28, 9 PM, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with Sergio & Odair Assad. 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.

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

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

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

PANOS' RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Terran's Greek Band. 847-733-1390.

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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesday, 8 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

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

ARS VIVA ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Vaughan Williams, Bartok, Stravinsky). Sunday, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

ANI AND MARTA AZNAVOORIAN cello and piano. Next Friday, January 28, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

AMY SUE BARSTON cello. Wednesday, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

BRENTANO STRING QUARTET with violist Maria Lambros and cellist Michael Kannen (Shostakovich, Mackey, Brahms). Next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

JOHN BRYANT organ, in a free concert (Bach, Mozart, Copland, Vierne, Verdi). Sunday, 3 PM, St. Gall Church, 5511 S. Sawyer. 312-737-3113.

ESTHER BUDIARDJO piano, 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.

DAVID CANGELOSI, ELIZABETH FUTRAL, DENYCE GRAVES, FRANK LOPARDO, JONITA LATTIMORE, JOHN CALLOWAY AND OTHERS perform "opera-to-Broadway cabaret entertainment" in a black-tie "Fantasy of the Opera Gala." Friday, 6:30 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-332-2244, ext. 5685.

CHICAGO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE with harpsichordist David Schrader and flutist Anita Miller Rieder in a program of works by C.P.E. Bach. Friday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3780 or 773-761-7020. Sunday, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 773-761-7020.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS perform music of Mozart at a "Mozart Birthday Celebration." Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Martin). Next Sunday, January 30, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA perform music of Mozart in An Afternoon's Insight . . . Mozart, featuring lecturers Neal Zaslaw and Maynard Solomon. Saturday, 2-5 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with soprano Eva Mei, mezzo-soprano Katherine Kammerloher, tenor Gunnar Gudbjörnsson, baritone Robert Holl, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus (Mozart, Bruckner). Thursday through next Saturday, January 29, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Boulez, Bruckner). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WILLIAM COBLE AND KATHY VIGLIETTA trumpet and harpischord (Telemann, Bach, Albinoni, and others). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 773-604-1737.

PLACIDO DOMINGO tenor, with pianist Daniel Barenboim (Verdi, Liszt, Tosti, Albeniz, Falla, Torroba). Wednesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DUOLOGUE (Ferko, Tripputi, Hoover, Rodriguez). Sunday, 2:30 PM, St. Chrystosom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. 312-944-1083.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with cellist John Sharp (Milhaud, Honegger, Nielsen). Sunday, 7 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FRANK FERKO organ, with flutist Susan Morris De Jong, guitarist Jeffrey Van, and others (Ferko, Hoover, Tripputi, Rodriguez). Saturday, 8 PM, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

GEMINI DUO in a children's concert. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NANCY HENNINGER soprano, in a free concert. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453 or 312-744-6630.

HANS UWE HIELSCHER organ, with trumpeter Clifford Marshall and the St. Gregory Boy's Choir in a benefit for the Epiphany Restoration Association. Next Friday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 201 S. Ashland. 312-829-4440 or 312-243-4242.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Friday, January 28, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad. 312-362-9707.

SUMI JO soprano, with pianist Massimo Murrali (Verdi, Handel, Gounod, Delibes, Copland, Bernstein, Dung Le Kim). Friday, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

CALVERT JOHNSON organ, in a free concert (Coleridge-Taylor, Price, Sowande, Da Costa, Hailstork, Greenlee, Norman, Willis). Next Sunday, January 30, 3:30 PM, First Baptist Congregational Church, 1615 W. Washington. 773-874-5384.

GILBERT KALISH, JOEL KROSNICK, AND WILLIAM TRIGG piano, cello, and percussion, perform music of Chicago composer Ralph Shapey. Friday, 6:15 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. 312-787-3997.

KNEISEL TRIO (Beethoven, Schoenfeld, Ravel). Friday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Saturday, Monday, and next Friday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Frank Lopardo and soprano Elizabeth Futral (Donizetti, The Elixir of Love). 312-332-2244.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER MUSICALE Sunday, 2 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago, Evanston. 847-328-9998.

WARREN MOULTON AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor and piano, perform opera excerpts in a free concert. Wednesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426.

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs music of medieval French troubadours. Thursday, January 27, 3 PM (open rehearsal), and next Friday, January 28, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Next Saturday, January 29, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Next Sunday, January 30, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3610.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with violinist Gerardo Ribeiro (Nicolai, Tchaikovsky, Walton). Next Saturday, 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 WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2000 Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston: Friday, 6:15 PM, cellist Richard Hirschl (Bach); 7:30 PM, Chicago String Quartet, clarinetist Russell Dagon, bassoonist Robert Barris, trumpeters Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, hornist Gail Williams, trombonist Michael Mulcahy, and double bassist Michael Hovnanian (Shostakovich, Schubert). Sunday, 6:15 PM, Vida performs "ethnic folk music;" 7:30 PM, pianists Daniel Barenboim and Daniel Horn, violinists Blair Milton and Yuan-Qing Yu, cellist Stephen Balderston, and violist Li-Kuo Chang (Mozart, Schubert, Shotakovich). 847-467-4000.

JOHN OBETZ organ (Bach, Kimmer, King, Widor). Sunday, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Bolcom, Schickele, Thomas, Wintle). Next Friday, January 28, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-667-1618.

PACIFICA QUARTET with violinist Roland Vamos (Beethoven, Schumann, Kritz). See Critic's Choice. Sunday, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8098.

PIACENZA QUARTET (Beethoven, Bartok, Schumann). Sunday, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RILKE ENSEMBLE performs vocal music of Scandinavian composers. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-8074. Next Friday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

SAINT LOUIS BRASS QUINTET Next Saturday, January 29, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk and Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

CHARLES JOHN SAUER AND DENNIS COSTANZO organ and piano. Next Sunday, January 30, 4 PM, Tabor Lutheran Church, 3542 W. Sunnyside. 773-933-5488.

SIMPSON COLLEGE MADRIGAL SINGERS Robert L. Larsen, conductor. Sunday, 3 PM, Riverside United Methodist Church, 82 Woodside Rd., Riverside. 708-447-1760. Monday, 11 AM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

MARY STOLPER AND DEBORAH SOBOL flute and piano (Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Bach, Cowles-Mitchell). Saturday, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST in a family concert (Bach, Schickele, and others). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TABOR LUTHERAN CHURCH YOUNG ARTISTS RECITAL features "young Chicago-area musicians." Sunday, 4 PM, Tabor Lutheran Church, 3542 W. Sunnyside. 773-933-5488.

BRIAN TOROSIAN guitar, in a free concert (Logy, Wess, Mertz). Monday, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Copland, Bernstein). Next Saturday, January 29, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-9075 or 773-702-8069.

ANNE WALLER, MARK MAXWELL, RALPH NEIWEEM, AND CLAIRE AEBERSOLD guitars and pianos. Friday, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

WILLIAM WARFIELD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION "An evening of songs and musical treasures by special guests" plus Northwestern University faculty and student performers. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

YING QUARTET Monday, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

EDWARD ZIMMERMAN organ (Bach and others). Monday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

miscellaneous

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

RON FALZONE Free concert and tribute to Gene Kelly. Monday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOEL FRANKEL Free children's concert ("Warming Up Winter"). Next Saturday, January 29, 2 PM, children's program room, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4200.

KIDS FARE: ZING GO THE STRINGS OF MY HEART Children's discussion and demonstration in a program about the violin featuring the Gemini Duo. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SILENT THUNDER: ANCIENT JAPANESE DRAGON DANCE Thursday, January 27, 12:15 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-443-3600.

JEFF TWEEDY, JON LANGFORD, TIM RUTILI as "Wiggleworms' Dads" perform their favorite kids' music. Next Sunday, January 30, 2 and 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs in the lobby. Friday, Batavia Middle School Jazz Band. Wednesday, Hubbard Elementary School Chorus and Ethnic Dance Ensemble. Next Friday, January 28, Youth Tap Unlimited. 312-346-3278.

VIDA All-woman a cappella ensemble. Monday, 7:30 PM, Graham Taylor Chapel, Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 S. University. 773-288-7619.

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