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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.

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

FIONA APPLE, JURASSIC 5 Next Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

JUDY ARMSTRONG Next Sunday, March 12, 7:30 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

BEACH BOYS Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

BRUCE COCKBURN See Spot Check. Friday, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

PHIL COULTER Monday, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

SHANNON CURFMAN, MARAH Next Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DROVERS, THE LASH, NARROWBACKS, DYED IN THE WOOL "A Touch o' Green" benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls also features the Trinity Irish Dancers and dancers from the Mullane School of Dance and the Gavin School of Dance. Next Saturday, March 11, 12:30-4 PM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-738-9578.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

HELLO DAVE performs at a cocktail party and discussion about conservation with Dr. George Archibald entitled "Birds of a Feather Rock Together." Thursday, March 9, 6-10 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-871-2668.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

JAMES "POOKIE" HUDSON & THE SPANIELS, GENE CHANDLER, ELDORADOS with Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Magnificents with Johnny Keyes, Soul Stirrers (tribute to Sam Cooke), Stormy Weather, and Daddy G & the Doo-Wop Dinner Orchestra. Saturday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE Tuesday, 7 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-3146. Next Saturday, March 11, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MACABRE, AVERNUS, HOOK, LORD BLASPHEMER Saturday, 6 PM, Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 N. Hickory, Arlington Heights. 847-718-0527.

LAURA MACRAE Free concert. Next Friday, March 10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GENE MIKRUT Free in-store polka performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Mardi Gras concert. Saturday, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

NEW DUNCAN IMPERIALS Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

KEN NORDINE'S WORD JAZZ WITH HOWARD LEVY, MARVIN TATE & D-SETTLEMENT Next Saturday, March 11, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

COLIN O'BRIEN Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

OLD #8 perform at a 16-mm film screening on the theme "Altered States." Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

PATCHOULI Free concert. Wednesday, 11:30 AM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

ROCKIN' JOHNNY BAND at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Friday, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

SEVENDUST, FU MANCHU, P.O.D. Thursday, March 9, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

VERBOW, KEPANO GREEN Friday, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

WARREN ZEVON, JILL SOBULE See Spot Check. Saturday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Paperboys, Satya Graha. Saturday, Alien DNA. Sunday, 8 PM, Fenians. Tuesday, "Chick Singer Night" with Diane Morrison, Kelly Siske, Barb Silverman & Barb O'Shoa. Next Friday, March 10, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. 773-478-4408.

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

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

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 9 PM. 773-862-9389.

ARENA SPORTS CLUB 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Next Saturday, March 11, 9 PM, Rico! 630-832-3742.

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Next Friday, March 10, 11:30 PM, "Phunky Phriday" with Victoria, DJs Wayne Williams & Gary Wallace, and others. 312-664-6500.

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, 4 Fantasticos. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Venus Flycats, Cowslingers, Bottletones. Saturday, Sour, Telstar, Bent. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies, Deminer. Next Friday, March 10, Delafields, Temple, Dollar Love Plus. Next Saturday, March 11, Steep Water, Old #8, Pedal Steel Transmission. 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. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. 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.

BIC'S HARDWARE CAFE 1733 S. Halsted: Next Friday, March 10, 7 PM, Toy Band. 312-850-2884.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Clip, Gary Dacanay Band. Saturday, Zygota, Swells, Garden Bower. Mondays, open mike. Next Saturday, March 11, Dragon Girls. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Poolside & Gamewarden. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, DJ PNS, Molemen, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Collette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Edgar Marroquin & Diablo spin Latin pop. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Next Saturday, March 11, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 773-581-0397.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Blind Roosevelts. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Wave. Next Saturday, March 11, Silent Lucidity. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Mos Isley. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesdays DJs spin. Next Friday, March 10, Patty Elvis. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Four Letter Story. Saturday, Afterglow, Starr 69. Next Friday, March 10, Five Year Jacket. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Whiskey Kitchen. Saturday, Maryanne & the Professors. Next Friday, March 10, B.M.C. Next Saturday, March 11, Libido Funk Circus. 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 CAFE 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park: Music at 7 PM. Friday, Some Day Soon. Saturday, Michelle. 708-524-2899

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 9 PM. 630-830-7200.

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

CHASERS 9003 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-470-8800.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Only Sons. Saturday, 8-Track. Next Friday, March 10, Big Deal. Next Saturday, March 11, American English (Beatles 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 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Mardi Gras party with members of the Flying Wallendas. Saturdays, DJ Frank Orall & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. 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. Thursday, March 9, 8 PM, DJ Derek spins records by the Fall. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MACANUDO 60 E. Walton: Saturday and next Friday, March 10, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. Wednesday, 7 PM, and next Saturday, March 11, 9 PM, Erin McDougald. 312-642-4200.

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: Live 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 zydeco music at 7 PM Friday through Tuesday; no cover. 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: Saturday, 10:30 PM, Bad Examples, Middle 8. Next Friday, March 10, 10 PM, Bello, Molly. Next Saturday, March 11, 10:30 PM, Then Again, Trippin' Billies. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Domestic Problems. Saturday, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Next Friday, March 10, Then Again. Next Saturday, March 11, New Invaders. 847-541-4700.

D & J NITE SPOT 9743 Franklin, Franklin Park: Saturday, 9 PM, Ronny & the Rockits. 847-451-9720.

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 Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Friday and Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Jack Donahue. Sundays, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ester Hana. Thursdays, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Urban Twist; 10:30 PM, Patty Morabito. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz; 10:30 PM, Margaret Dill. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, Mark Burnell. Thursdays, Dan Stetzel. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, DJ Charlie. Sunday, DJs Mark Blade & Pete Nathon. Monday, DJ Andrew spins punk. Tuesday, DJs Kenny & Scot spin metal. Wednesday, Southbound Train DJs Jason & Keith. Thursday, Loudmouth DJs spin. 773-472-2771.

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

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fridays through Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Pelvic Delta, Junken Groil. Saturday, 10 PM, Busker Soundcheck, Big Angry Fish, Giant Step, Cats & Jammers (see Spot Check). Sunday, 10 PM, Krust & Morgan, Dynamite MC, Yuval Gabay, DJ Ryn. Monday, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge with Strings, DJ Agent 86. Wednesday, 9 PM, Seamus, Kelly 18, Urban Idols. Thursday, 10 PM, Kina. Next Friday, March 10, 9 PM, X-Vessel, Windy & Carl, Nova Sonic, Grimble Grumble. Next Saturday, March 11, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Cow Lily. Next Sunday, March 12, 9 PM, Muchacha, Orbit, Tarts. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs Derrick Kyles, Kurt Stephens & FLX. Sundays, DJ Mustafa Rocks. Thursday, DJ 9 Lives, DJ Brian Reaves, Mel Hammond, Derrick Carter & Lego. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Five Guys Named Moe. Next Saturday, March 11, Animation (Rush tribute band). 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Blind Roosevelts. Saturday, Eleventh Hour. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, March 10, Fabulous Janes. Next Saturday, March 11, Backyard. 815-356-9980.

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

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, Underwater People, Kevin Lee. Saturday, Quantum Leep, Dogs Undecided, Scottish. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursday, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, March 10, Blue Marvin, Bob's Yer Uncle, Meridian Marshall. Next Saturday, March 11, Dazy Head Mazy, Flapjacks, Arthur Lee. 847-358-9150.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, 8 PM-2 AM, "Sonic Therapy" benefit concert with Casolando, Peking Turtle, Lexi Bloor, E-Mics, DJ Gabriel Palomo. Saturday, Bumpus, the Gruv. Sunday, Sumo. Monday, E-Mics. Tuesday, Three Tone Green, Bash, Balloonatic. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Superbig. Thursday, Grand Marquis, B-Movie Fiendz. Next Friday, March 10, 9 PM, Ian Crockett Band, Uniform, Gabriel Stomp, Last Vegas. Next Saturday, March 11, Big Backyard, the Dog & Everything. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, the Blast. Saturday, Grovepliers. Thursday, Nick & Dave. Next Friday, March 10, Critics. Next Saturday, March 11, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Dianogah, Drums & Tuba, Taking Pictures. Saturday, Emperor Penguin, Paul Newman, French Kicks. Sunday, 9 PM, Two Dollar Guitar (see Spot Check), Brokeback, DJ Jim O'Rourke. Monday, Cudahay, Vax Wallo, Kedvales. Tuesday, Backyard Babies, Yo-Yos, Retardos. Thursday, 7 PM, Sex Mob (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Gunga Din (see Spot Check), Atom Bomb Pocket Knife, Kepler. Next Friday, March 10, Sue Garner & Rick Brown, Town & Country, Eternals. Next Saturday, March 11, Blacks, Frisbie. Next Sunday, March 12, 9 PM, Kit Clayton, Stewart Walker & Chessie. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Friday, March 10, Dough. 630-916-6242.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 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. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. 312-266-1944.

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

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

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

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Friday, 10 PM-4 AM, Soma DJ Christopher Robin spins trance music. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Cat's Eye. Saturday, Hearts in Armor. Next Friday, March 10, Stevie Starlite. Next Saturday, March 11, Revelations. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 7 PM, Discount, Ambition Mission, Small Brown Bike, Sissies. Saturday, 5 PM, Full, Social Scare, 500 Hats, Rocks Pennycar; 9 PM, Dismemberment Plan (see Critic's Choice), Franklin, Turing Machine (see Spot Check), Wicked Farleys. Sunday, 6 PM, One King Down, Dead to the World, Evolution, Synnecrosis; 10 PM, English Softhearts, Hamicks, Skeksis. Tuesday, 6 PM, Feed the Machine, Pontius Pilot, Dischrist, Anal Hellblast, Pretentious Assholes. Wednesday, 6 PM, Vision of Disorder, Candiria, Skarhead, E-Town Concrete. Thursday, Eight Bucks Experiment, Dutch Oven, Ed Temple. Next Friday, March 10, 6 PM, Hot Stove Jimmy, First Grade Crush, Authority Abuse, Straight Legged Kick; 10 PM, Bitchy, Mary Tyler Morphine, the Bottom, Blue Druids. Next Saturday, March 11, 7 PM, Oblivion, Lynyrd's Innards, Mushuganas, Sidecar, Gammits. Next Sunday, March 12, 7 PM, Alabama Thunderpussy, ICBM, Pal, Silverado, Monster Trucks. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, NRBQ, Eddie Blazonczyk & His Versatones. Saturday, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Devil in a Woodpile. Monday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 10:15 PM, "Jambalaya Cookoff" with music by Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys. Thursday, Slaid Cleaves, Jim Roll Band. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: 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, Good Day Bad Day. Thursday, Breakin' Strings. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Four Man Acoustic Band. Saturday, Mr. Meyers. Thursday, Smalls. Next Friday, March 10, Only Sons. Next Saturday, March 11, Jan James Band. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Next Friday, March 10, Rico! 630-416-4898.

Funky Buddha lounge 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Tuesday, Arling & Cameron. 312-666-1695.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Rock & Roll Crown Band, Neon Jesus, Skullicious. Saturday, Pimp Genetics, Julius Brag. Next Friday, March 10, Prairie Town, Coach Feo. Next Saturday, March 11, Tara & friends. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, Matt & Bill. Next Saturday, March 11, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Saturday, 7 PM, benefit for Gerber/Hart Library with Honey West & Alexandra Billings; 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Mondays, 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 9 PM, Mark Farris. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

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

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

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

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sunday, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Pong Unit One. 773-878-5552.

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.

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Saturday, 10 PM, Rico! 773-767-4838.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Mega Super Ultra, Uniform. Saturday, Echosend, Kimm Ladd. Thursday, Bicycle Rider, Waystation. Next Friday, March 10, Slugs. Next Saturday, March 11, Fitz & the Celts, Printers Rogue. 773-472-5139.

HARRY G'S 801 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: Music after 7:30 PM. Next Saturday, March 10, Ronny & the Rockits. 847-397-7750.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Saturdays, 7-9 PM, all-ages "free-form" dancing to DJ music (world beat, techno, and trip-hop). 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Diamonds & Rust. Next Saturday, March 11, 9 PM, benefit for the Chicago Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal with Japanese drumming troupe Maiko, Universal Mystic, and DJ Esperanto. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Fridays, Keith Ware. Saturdays and Wednesdays, Matt Warren. Thursdays, Jim Belanger. 312-236-4355.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 9 PM, Andrew Frakker. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Joey Edwin. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Sally Timms. Saturday, 9 PM, Art Loinz & the Wett Dixxx, Malaria, and others. Wednesday, 10 PM, Those Bastard Souls. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Tommy Womack, Scott Miller. Next Saturday, March 11, 10 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Rebecca Gates. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Freshwater Collins, 2 Strung Out. Saturday, Something for Joey. Next Friday, March 10, Trial By Z, Satya Graha. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Caesare 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, Wishing Well. Next Saturday, March 11, Blind Roosevelts. 847-956-1170.

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, Bacon Brothers, Jeffrey Gaines. Saturday, Great White, Left Setter, Beyond Control. Sunday, 7 PM, Acumen Nation, Atrixo, 1350 cc. Monday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 9 PM, Gustavo Cerati (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, 7 PM, Noogie, Ethyline, Bomb Pop. Thursday, Alex Lora. Next Friday, March 10, Steel Pulse, Rustic Overtones. Next Saturday, March 11, Cowboy Mouth, Auto Liner. 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. 312-829-7503.

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

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Music after 8 PM. DJs spin rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. 773-327-4646.

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Rubygrass, the Lash. Saturday, 8 PM, 10,000 Maniacs (Mardi Gras party and benefit for Make-A-Wish Foundation; call 312-943-8710, ext. 63 for tickets). Wednesday, Annie Harris. Thursday, 9 PM, Ghostface Killah (see Spot Check), Cappadonna (see Spot Check), Outfitters, DJ Gregg D (call 312-559-1212 for tickets). Next Friday, March 10, Quantum Leep. Next Saturday, March 11, Drovers. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Friday, March 10, Tuneage. 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: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. 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, Deepsky, Christopher Robin. Thursday, Robbie Rivera, Angel Alanis. Next Saturday, March 11, the Advent. 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, Clarks, Troll for Trout. Saturday, Underwater People, Clarks. Next Friday, March 10, Hoochie Suit. Next Saturday, March 11, Mini-Reubens. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin nightly until 4 AM, Saturdays until 5 AM. 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. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Wes Kidd III. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Duvalls. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesday, DJ Arthur, Naked Jenga. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, I Rowboat, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Flirtin' With Joe. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, March 11, Choice of Potato. 630-530-2077.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday and next Sunday, March 12, Pete Special Band. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Running Madd with Swindle Wendell, Ron Scampini Experience. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Seers Poncho. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Milk Plow. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, March 10, Brother Brother. Next Saturday, March 11, Eric Howell & the Implants. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturday, Electric Indigo, Matty, Darrell Woodson, John Hawley & Sativa, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sunday, "World Beat Project" with Zentrifugal, DJ Y = Seno, Coko, DJ Shon Dervis. Monday, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Playin' 4 the City, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 5 PM on Sundays. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 7 PM Fridays, 5 PM Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays, and 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Saturday and next Saturday, March 11, 7 PM, and Sunday and next Sunday, March 12, 5:30 PM, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Pianists play after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Friday, Thursday, and next Friday, March 10, Chicago Rose. Saturday and Wednesdays, pianist Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

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, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Tallulah, Drapes. Wednesday, Sonic Voodoo. Thursday, Venus Flycats, Stewed Tomatoes. Next Friday, March 10, Chocolate Covered Karma, Roller Coaster. 773-404-9494.

MASHED POTATO CLUB 316 W. Erie: Restaurant with DJs nightly after 5:30 PM; dance floor Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM until 2 AM. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Next Saturday, March 11, Declan & Siobhan, 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, Simple Simon, Rock Star Club, Spreaders, Waffle. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Yo La Tengo (see Critic's Choice), Lambchop (see Critic's Choice). Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Showoff, Mest, C14, Logan's Loss. Next Friday, March 10, 6:30 PM, Disturbed, Lungbrush, 35' Mudder, From Zero; 11 PM, Hijos de Azar, Dynamico, Rick Guer, Julious Oliver, Duende, Bobby Martinez, Nosmo. Next Saturday, March 11, 10 PM, Saw Doctors. 773-549-0203.

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

MISS KITTY'S PLACE 634 Ogden, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Rich Matz. 630-357-2420.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 10 PM-4 AM 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. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Thursday, Bison Stoner, Evidence, Saps. Next Friday, March 10, Eddie Dixon's Grapeshot, Josh Richter Band. Next Saturday, March 11, Terminal Bliss, Pointy Teeth, Mystechs, DJ Secret Agent Webb. 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. 773-486-7774.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM. Thursdays, DJ Dave Roberts spins until 4 AM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Friday, March 10, 9:30 PM, Lozenge. Next Saturday, March 11, 9:30 PM, Lab Report. 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.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Decades. Saturday, X-Sides. Next Friday, March 10, Loose Screws. Next Saturday, March 11, Maggie Speaks, Private Joker. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9:30 PM, Brother Brother, Isabelle Haze, DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan. Saturday, 10 PM, Milt Trenier, DJs RB & M. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF, 33-1/3. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Fat Tuesday party with music by Chicago Samba School and Grupo Kaskara. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. Thursday, 9:30 PM, MVP, J. Davis Trio. Next Friday, March 10, 9:30 PM, MVP, Fat Time. Next Saturday, March 11, 9:30 PM, MVP, Pelvic Delta. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Saturday, 9 PM, Dishwalla, Satya Graha. Tuesday, Poi Dog Pondering. Next Sunday, March 12, 4 PM, Shades of Grey. 708-388-8881.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Saturday, Video Stars. Next Saturday, March 11, the Blast. 815-468-6666.

PAPAGALLO'S RISTORANTE 246 Green Bay, Highwood: Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Eric "Pianoman" Stang. 847-432-6663.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Cedarcase, Secret Police. Saturday, Sherilyns. Sunday, Vacation Bible School, Pistolero. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wednesdays, Plastics Hi-Fi. Thursday, Dark Ritual, Instruments of Destruction. Next Friday, March 10, Smushies, Magpies. Next Saturday, March 11, Jorge From Yard. 773-486-9862.

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

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Thursday, March 9, Video Stars. 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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Stacey Early, Eric Ziegenhaggen, Barrie Cole, Jay Harris, West Town Slim, Painscale, Peter Renaud, Ray Rehayem, Sister Nagster (no cover). 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Selective Recall. Saturday, Sutherland. 630-924-9368.

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

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 AM on Saturdays. Fridays, DJ David Britton & Lil' John. Saturdays, Lego & Lil' John, JoJo. Mondays, DJs Mark Grant & Lego, DJ Keith Ware. 773-278-1009.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music after 8:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and after 8 PM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, Troy Neihardt, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin, Tom Linsk. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, DJs Falcon & Diz. Saturdays, DJs Frique & Majid. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, March 9, Dae. 708-423-1188.

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. Friday, Hertzsprung Gap, Haymarket Riot, Green My Eyes. Saturday, Silverado, 36 Invisibles. Sunday, DJs spin. 773-252-9250.

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Friday, 10 PM, Six Over Seven, Soul Sound Unbound, Heavy Water. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 847-392-6446.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mix Band. Thursdays, Timmy D. 773-775-7525.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, Slobberbone, Mount Pilot, Say ZuZu. Saturday, 10 PM, Blue Dogs, Fighting Gravity. Sunday, 8 PM, Brothers Creeggan (see Spot Check), Julie Doiron. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 9 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Wednesday, 10 PM, Forty Piece Choir, I.R.A., Tom Atteberry. Thursday, 9 PM, Ray's Music Exchange, Miracle Orchestra. Next Friday, March 10, 10 PM, David Singer, Elizabeth Elmore, A-Set. Next Saturday, March 11, 10 PM, Shivaree, Outrider, Birddog. Next Sunday, March 12, 8 PM, Bernstein, Hanuman. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Major Woody. Next Saturday, March 11, Kato the Houseboy. 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.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. 773-624-0647.

SIDELINES GRILL 2843 N. Halsted: Friday, Twelve Tone Row, Rain Kings. Saturday, benefit for Leukemia Foundation with Terry John's Band, Meleika. Next Friday, March 10, Pineapple Grass Bracelets, Tommy & Sue. Next Saturday, March 11, Zambow, Kilgore Trout. 773-528-8438.

602 NORTH NIGHT CLUB 602 North, Glendale Heights: Next Saturday, March 11, 10 PM, Kampfire Kowboys. 630-790-6100.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Dick Holiday & the Bamboo Gang. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Saturday, DJ Michelle, Furious Styles. Sunday, Norman Jay's Good Times Sound System. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Friday, March 10, Scott Hardkiss, Dave Brock. 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.

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Wednesdays, 9 PM-1AM, DJ Laura B. (no cover). 630-264-9800.

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

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

STARBUCKS COFFEE 3184 N. Clark: Sundays, 1 PM, Meisha Herron (free performance). 773-935-9270.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, 9:30 PM, Milkbaby, Discovery Spray, Mainstream. Next Friday, March 10, Shaista Bosch, Jenny Choi, Double Forte. 773-278-6600.

TALES 702 N. River Rd., Mount Prospect: Friday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-298-7487.

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, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, American Dream, Stick Fight. Saturday, Monkey Paw, Quik Kid, Sugar Fried Superior. 773-472-6900.

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 (with free dance lessons at 9 PM with Manny Lopez). 847-233-9091.

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

UNCLE SNORKY'S 6319 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Soul Fix. Saturday, Shag. Next Friday, March 10, Artificial Flavor. Next Saturday, March 11, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. 708-749-7995.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Saturday, 8 PM, Joy Eden Harrison, Kelly Kessler, Ripley Caine, Summer Chance, Antje, Ellen Rosner, Dolly Varden. 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 "Boogieman" Luna spins "progressive house and underground Euro." Sundays, DJs Joe Glover & Lee Farmer. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Flapjacks, Vinyl. Saturday, Third Leg, Trippin' Billies. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, March 10, Maggie Speaks, Brat Pack. Next Saturday, March 11, Waystation, Trap Door. 773-929-1300.

WAVERLY HOUSE TAVERN 214 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 6:30 PM, Mardi Gras party with music by C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. 815-337-3663.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Little Jimmy James. Next Friday, March 10, Rockin' Fenderskirts. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, John Brown's Body, Dub Flex. Saturday, Gizzae, Indika, Ras Kelly, Doggie. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Skapone, Skavossas. Next Friday, March 10, Carl Brown, Dub Flex. Next Saturday, March 11, Baaro, Michael Black. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Louis & Scharpf. 773-549-4949.

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

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

BEKELE & NOREEN Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

CHERISH THE LADIES Sunday, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300. Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

KENNY CHESNEY Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500

CHIEFTAINS Monday, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-922-2110, ext. 4 or 312-902-1500.

DAVE COADY Saturday, 8 PM, auditorium, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

DECLAN & SIOBHAN perform at an Irish buffet. Next Sunday, March 12, 10 AM-2 PM, Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-448-6550.

DONNYBROOK Free traditional Irish music concert. Friday, 8 PM, Burnham Park Yacht Club Chicago (at Meigs Field), 1500 Linn White Dr. Northerly Island. 312-427-4664.

DROVERS, THE LASH, NARROWBACKS, DYED IN THE WOOL "A Touch o' Green" benefit for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls also features the Trinity Irish Dancers and dancers from the Mullane School of Dance and the Gavin School of Dance. Next Saturday, March 11, 12:30-4 PM, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-738-9578.

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

FLATLANDERS Saturday, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GAELIC STORM Friday, 7:30 PM, Carl Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-3146.

MIKE IRELAND & DAN MESH Free tribute to Billy Sherrill. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

IRISH ROVERS Friday, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

JUDDS Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

KRISTIN LEMS Sunday, 7 PM (with Mike Hughes), Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

ERIC LUGOSCH Free in-store performance. Saturday, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

MICK MALONEY'S IRISH MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL with Zan McLeod, Jerry O'Sullivan, Marie Reilly & Martin Reilly (program also includes step dancers). Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

COLIN O'BRIEN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

PSYCHOGRASS, ANGER/MARSHALL BAND Next Friday, March 10, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KRISTIN RONNE BAND Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

14TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

SMALL POTATOES, KATE McDONNELL Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

SALLY TIMMS Free tribute to Dolly Parton. Friday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHN WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 11, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursdays, Pure Drop Folk Club hosted by Christy Barry. Next Saturday, March 11, 1 PM-1 AM, St. Patrick's Day Festival with Prodigals, Central Sun, Baal Tinne, Larry Nugent. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, O'Carolan's Daughters. Saturday, David & Marion. Next Friday, March 10, Sue McClelland. 847-332-1116.

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. Sundays, DJ Brian spins country music. 773-384-2547.

CARIBOU COFFEE 3424 N. Southport: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, On the Mainline. 773-529-4902.

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 sessiun. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 9 PM. Friday, John Williams, Jim DeWan, Joseph Sobol, Brendan McKinney, Maureen O'Shea. Saturday, Liz Carroll, Laurence Nugent, Dennis Cahill. Sunday, 3 PM, Irish sessiun; 9 PM, Pat Broaders, Jimmy Moore. 773-473-5263.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Friday, Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, 9:30 PM, Just Us with Bertie Lee. 847-288-1848.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, March 11, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Cow Lily. 773-489-3160.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Next Sunday, March 12, 10 AM-8 PM, "St. Patrick's Family Day Festival" features bagpipers and Celtic dancers and music at 10:30 AM with Kat Eggleston, at 1:30 PM with Cross Rogues, and at 4:30 PM with Molly & the Tinker. 815-356-9980.

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays with dance lessons after 7:30 PM. 847-593-2200.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Donnybrook. Sundays, 4-6 PM, Irish jam session. 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. Thursdays, Fast Eddie. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Saturday, March 11, 10 PM, Reno Brothers, Special Consensus. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, David HB Drake. Next Saturday, March 11, Tom & Chris Kastle. 630-393-1247.

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

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

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Friday, David Dunne. Saturday, Pat Woods, Bard of Armagh. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Next Friday, March 10, Velvet Green. Next Saturday, March 11, Velvet Green, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Diamonds & Rust. Sunday, 8 PM, "Irish Jubilee" features musicians, poets, and storytellers. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Craig Champlin (in the Red Line Tap). 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Sally Timms. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Tommy Womack, Scott Miller. Next Friday, March 10, 9:30 PM, J-200, Mike Ireland & Holler, Justin Earle & James Conway. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, March 11, Chicago Caledonian Pipes & Drums. 773-929-0944.

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 in the Fifth Province Pub at 9 PM. Friday, Burren Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. Saturday and next Friday, March 10, Padraig Durkin. Next Saturday, March 11, 1 PM, annual St. Patrick's Day Festival features Irish music, dancing, and bagpipe bands. 773-282-7035.

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Terry Spizzirri. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. 847-566-7044 .

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

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.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Friday, 9:30 PM, Mike Acas, Jim Early. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Tiny Hairs, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-489-9554.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 8 PM, Aidan O'Toole. Tuesday, Mear Cats. Next Saturday, March 11, 10 PM, Anish. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Saturday, 7 PM, open mike & sing-along. 847-836-6278.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 3 PM; no cover. Saturday, Lootheads. Next Saturday, March 11, Declan & Siobhan. 630-513-6300.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Michael Kelsey. Next Saturday, March 11, Andy Young. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Ben Porter, Chris Parsley. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Friday, March 10, F.M. Smith & friends. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S RESTAURANT & BAR 1528 N. Wells: Next Saturday, March 11, 6 PM, Mulligan Stew. 312-787-3131.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Next Saturday, March 11, Chicago Metropolitan Pipe Band. 312-664-1650.

PANOS' RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Next Saturday, March 11, 7 PM, Kristin Lems. 847-733-1390.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Stacey Early, Eric Ziegenhaggen, Barrie Cole, Jay Harris, West Town Slim, Painscale, Peter Renaud, Ray Rehayem, Sister Nagster (no cover). 312-243-1246.

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. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Ken Qualter. 708-633-7375.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Diane Ippel. Next Friday, March 10, Walter Craft. 630-969-9720.

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.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Fridays, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch. 773-728-3114.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

DALE ANDERSON Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

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

KINGSNAKES Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

JONNY LANG Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS! Tribute to Mahalia Jackson. Friday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 4 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, James Solberg. Saturday, J.B. Ritchie. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, March 10, Anthony Gomes. Next Saturday, March 11, Pistol Pete. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Alan Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 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, Big Jack Johnson. Saturday, Carlos Johnson. Sunday, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Charlie Love. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Ron Prince. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Tommy McCracken. Saturday, Pistol Pete. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesday, Marty Sammon. Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Craig Kinney. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, March 11, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open jam with Brother John. Next Saturday, March 11, Blue Plate Special. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Boozoo Chavis, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Saturday, W.C. Clark, Little Whitey & the Castle Rockers. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesday, Brother John. Wednesday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thursday, Melvin Taylor. Next Friday, March 10, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Guitar Shorty, Candy Foster & the Shades of Blue. Next Saturday, March 11, Coco Montoya, J.B. Ritchie. 312-427-0333.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Friday, March 10, 9 PM, Steve Ditzell & the Blue Lightning Band. 847-358-0200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. 773-384-2547.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 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.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Tuesdays and 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, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Roy Hytower. Saturday, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. Sundays, Byther Smith. Monday, Charlie Love. Tuesday, Matthew Skoller. Wednesday, Soul Purpose Band. Thursday, Joanna Connor. Next Friday, March 10, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Melvin Taylor. Next Saturday, March 11, A.C. Reed. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Friday, March 10, 10 PM, Coco Montoya. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, March 11, Third Degree. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Blues Swingers. Next Saturday, March 11, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, midnight-2 AM, blues jam with Fernando Jones. 773-373-6292.

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. Next Friday, March 10, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, March 11, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band with Buzz Kilman. 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 at 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, Phil Armetta. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Phil Guy. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Blue Mirror Blues Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys Band. Saturday, Liz Mandville-Greeson. Next Saturday, March 11, Half Blind Mike & the Seeing Eye Dogs. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, J.W. Williams, Kid Dynamite. 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, March 10 and 11, Magic Slim. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Johnny Drummer & the Starliters (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Nellie Travis. Wednesday, Shirley King & Charlie Love. Thursdays, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday, March 10, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Next Saturday, March 11, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-360-1558.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Thursday, Pedal Steel Transmission. Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. Next Saturday, March 11, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-525-2422.

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

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: No cover. Next Friday, March 10, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

MILL RACE INN 4 E. State, Geneva: Friday and Saturday, 9:30 PM, Screaming Bluedogs. 630-232-2030.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Big Guitars From Memphis. Next Saturday, March 11, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 10 PM, Milt Trenier, DJs RB & M. 773-489-0011.

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Saturdays, Revolving Door. 847-475-4804.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Mississippi Heat. Saturday, Pete Special. Wednesday, Jim Anderson. Next Friday, March 10, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, March 11, Bea Brady Rock & Soul Revue. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Mike Kranicke & the Voodoo Kings. 773-276-9730.

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, March 10, Blue Groove. 773-463-4729.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, 10 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starliters (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Sugar Blue. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Carey Bell. 773-342-0452.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Friday, March 10, Pistol Pete. Next Saturday, March 11, Vance Kelly. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 9 PM, Willie D. & the All-Stars. Next Saturday, March 11, Pat Smillie Band. 773-533-9208.

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.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Blue Marlins. Next Saturday, March 11, Southsiders. 773-281-7112.

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

jazz

concerts

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

RICH ARMANDI ENSEMBLE performs at the Illinois Chamber Symphony's gala benefit. Next Saturday, March 11, 6:30 PM, Elgin Country Club, 37 W 267 Weld, Elgin. 630-377-6423.

KYLE ASCHE QUARTET Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JIM BAKER WITH JEFF PARKER & LAURIE LEE MOSES Next Friday, March 10, 8:30 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

BANJO BUDDIES DIXIELAND BAND Sunday, 4 and 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

MARK BETTCHER SEXTET Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND WITH JAMES MOODY See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts works by King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong to celebrate Mardi Gras. Friday, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Saturday, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Sunday, 3 PM, Beverly Art Center, 2153 W. 111th. 312-344-6245.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Tuesday, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Thursday, March 9, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

STEPHEN GOERS TRIO Mardis Gras celebration features magic, mask-making, and a Cajun buffet. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Church of the Three Crosses, 333 W. Wisconsin. 312-951-7916.

JAVON JACKSON QUARTET See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. Thursday, March 9, 7:30 PM (with opening performer Lisa Gooch), DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

TAKEHISA KOSUGI & JIM O'ROURKE Next Sunday, March 12, 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010 or 312-666-4412.

JIM KULL QUINTET, TERRY ANDREW QUINTET Saturday, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

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.

FRANK MANTOOTH WITH THE KARRIN ALLYSON BAND Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

MARIAN McPARTLAND with the Chicago Sinfonietta. Next Sunday, March 12, 2:30 PM, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-857-1062.

NIKI MITCHELL flutist, with poets Tara Betts & Lisa Alvarado; free admission. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Studio Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEN NORDINE'S WORD JAZZ WITH HOWARD LEVY, MARVIN TATE & D-SETTLEMENT Next Saturday, March 11, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS & JAZZ LAB BAND under the direction of Timothy Robblee. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Next Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BRADLEY OPLAND ENSEMBLE in a free concert of classical music (see separate listing) and jazz. Thursday, March 9, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVID SANBORN Friday, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & 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, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Brass Blend with John Young, John Bany, Martin Bany, George Bean & Tom Garling. Thursday, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. 312-642-6805.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday through Monday, Carlos Cannon. Tuesday through Thursday, Bob Davis. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Nick Colionne. Next Sunday, March 12, Bobby Hutton. 312-751-2433.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, March 11, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesdays, 9:30 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, Airborne. 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.

BISTRO ULTA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesday, 8:15 PM, Denise LaGrassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

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.

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Next Saturday, March 11, 8:30 PM, pianist Scott Holman. 847-549-1972.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, March 9, Matt Erion Trio. 630-942-9463.

CAFE EXPRESS 615 Dempster, Evanston: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Bruce Mak, Tim Keenan & Dave Kemper. 847-864-1868.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Thursdays, 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, pianist Professor John. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-9 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30 PM, Joanie Pallatto 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, March 10, 5:30 PM, Linda Tate Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith. 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, Margie Gibson Duo. Next Friday, March 10, Mike Martinez Band. 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.

CRU CAFE & WINE BAR 888 N. Wabash: Monday, 8 PM, guitarist Matt Ross. 312-337-4001.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wednesday, Thomas Lehn & Gerry Hemingway (see Critic's Choice), School Days with Ken Vandermark, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten & Paal Nilssen-Love. Thursday, 7 PM, Sex Mob (see Critic's Choice). 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, Airborne. Next Saturday, March 11, pianist Abi Demirgian. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Morpheus. Next Friday, March 10, Jeff Gilmore Group. Next Saturday, March 11, Breakin' Strings. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Next Sunday, March 12, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FIRESIDE BEVERLY 10730 S. Western: Sunday, 5-8 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-779-3606.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Tuesday, 7 PM, Roy Rubenstein's Hot Six. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Three Cent Stomp (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, Ron Cooper. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, 9:30 PM, Robert Irving III's School of Cool. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Sunday, 8 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter-Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, Clyde Davis & Erin Jazz. Next Saturday, March 11, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Malachi Thompon's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Malachi Thompon's Freebop Band with Billy Harper & Gary Bartz; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Sheila Jordan. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Next Friday, March 10, 10 PM, Triage. 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, Robbie Hunsinger with Jason Roebke & Davu Seru; 10 PM, Isotope 217. Sunday, 7 PM, Chesley Spring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Jason Roebke Quartet, Damon Short Quartet. Wednesday, 8 PM, Leroy Jenkins (see Critic's Choice). Thursday, 8 PM, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Chicago Underground Trio. Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Miyumi Project, Paulinho Garcia Trio. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame & Mark Burnell. 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 SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday through Sunday, Terence Blanchard Sextet (see Critic's Choice). Tuesday through next Sunday, March 12, Kenny Drew Jr. Trio. 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.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Riley Wimes spins swing. 773-528-3400.

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Charles Kim Ensemble. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Tiny Hairs, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Friday and Saturday, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Mark Colby-Vince Maggio Quartet. Wednesday, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Saturdays and Sundays, 5-9 PM, and Wednesdays, 6-11 PM, pianist Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

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.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, March 12, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sunday, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesday, Ben Bracken with Kyle Bruckmann & Ernst Long. Thursday, Matt Lux & friends. Next Sunday, March 12, Eric Leonardson Trio. 773-728-5010.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes. 773-489-0011.

OLD ORLEANS 1458 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Fridays, Paul Giallorenzo Trio. Sundays, John Paris Trio. 847-475-4804.

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, Larry Novak Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, Marlene Rosenberg 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.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Mondays, 9:30 PM, Matt Wilson Trio. 773-486-9862.

PLAZA TAVERN 70 W. Monroe: Fridays, 7 PM, and next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Bradley Williams & His 21st Century Review. Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays, 7 PM, Eric Sneider. 312-977-1940.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Joan Hickey Quartet. Saturday, Greg Pasenko Quartet. Sunday, Peter Roothaan Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, March 10, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. Next Saturday, March 11, Ken Chaney Quartet. Next Sunday, March 12, Nicole Kessler Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, 7 and 9 PM, Highland Park High School Jazz Band (benefit concert to support the band's upcoming trip to China); Elijah Levi Trio. Saturday, Elijah Levi Trio/Wallace Burton Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesday, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursday, Rockin' Johnny Trio. Next Friday, March 10, Henry Johnson Trio. Next Saturday, March 11, Henry Johnson Trio, Scott Stevenson Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Maureen Christine Quartet. Next Sunday, March 12, Ken Cooper Quartet. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, classical guitarist Jim Perri. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. 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.

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

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

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

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Fridays, 8:30 PM-midnight, Double Trouble, Kelly Rich; midnight-2 AM, jam session hosted by Larry Smith. Saturday, 9 PM, Yapree Howell & His Space Bop Vanguard. 312-225-4140.

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Friday, Eric Allen Trio. Saturday, Juli Wood Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Friday, March 10, Kevin Kizer Trio. Next Saturday, March 11, 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. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Geof Bradfield Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Saturday, March 11, Kevin Kizer Trio. 630-305-0230.

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

TONIC 661 N. Clark: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. 312-642-8217.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. 630-832-9797.

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; 1-4 AM, Lynn Hilton. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, David Byrd's Oversoul; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, School Days with Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, and Paal Nilssen-Love. 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. Thursday, Ernest Dawkins & Tatsu Aoki. Next Friday, March 10, Billy Perry Trio Magic. Next Saturday, March 11, Hamid Drake with Michael Zerang & Fred Anderson. 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

DECIMA MUSA RESTAURANT 1901 S. Loomis: Wednesday, 7 PM, "Women Throughout the Centuries" celebrates International Women's Day with poetry and music by Miriam Sanchez, Rosario Vargas, Elsa Madrigal, Margarita Cordova, Sol Robledo, Malini Johnson, Ana Krol, and others (program includes speakers and art exihibits). 312-243-1556.

TANGO 21 perform as part of "La Peña" Latin music showcase; free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

international

clubs

ANDIE'S 5253 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 773-784-8616.

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz, Lugo Rosado & Papi Chulo spin salsa (with dance lessons at 9 PM). 312-664-6500.

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

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 Thursday, Jim Perri. Tuesday, Creste Verde Strings. Next Saturday, March 11, Eddie Harrison Trio. 708-848-3434.

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

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa & merengue. 312-226-4555.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar. Next Saturday, March 11, 9 PM, benefit for the Chicago Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal with Japanese drumming troupe Maiko, Universal Mystic, and DJ Esperanto. 773-465-8005.

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

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Latin dance lessons Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM with DJs on Fridays and live salsa/merengue bands after 11 PM on Saturdays. 773-528-3400.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Fat Tuesday party with music by Chicago Samba School and Grupo Kaskara. 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.

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: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Sundays, 7 PM, Son del Caribe. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Martin Master Zayas (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 773-509-9332.

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, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda. 312-396-9426.

classical

SAAR AHUVIA piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Beethoven, Chopin, Lider). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor (Rutter, Gabrieli, Gibbons, Rorem, Neswick, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 630-960-2251.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO Steven Blackwelder, conductor, with members of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble (Franco, Jerusalem, Campuzano, Fernandes, Mora, and others). See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 7:30 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a free program of South American music. Sunday, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

ARS VIVA ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with soprano Elisabeth Kainz and baritone Lauri Vasar in an all-Mozart program. Sunday, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

CANALETTO QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Next Sunday, March 12, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CARMINA QUARTET (Beethoven, Respighi, Schumann). Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:30 PM), Ascension Church, 815 S. East Ave., Oak Park. 708-383-6456.

CHICAGO BUSINESSMEN'S ORCHESTRA Thomas Weyland, conductor, with soprano Aruna Serbanescu and violinist Iordanka Kissiova (Bach, Shostakovich). Sunday, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 630-369-9827.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS AND HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES in joint performance (Britten, Vaughan Williams, Barber, Thompson, Grainger, Tavener, Halloran). Saturday, 8 PM, St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbia, Oak Park. Next Saturday, March 11, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt. 773-561-2424 or 312-461-0723.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, 8 PM, James Paul, conductor, with violinist Elmar Olivera and organist David Schrader (Mozart, Rautavaara, Saint-Saens) Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free children's performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7887.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Rimsky-Korsakov, Bruckner). Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in an open rehearsal. Saturday, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DANISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA Yuri Temirkanov, conductor, with violinist Pamela Frank (Ruders, Brahms, Sibelius). Tuesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY BRASS SHOWCASE Next Sunday, March 12, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES Clayton Parr and Shaelyn Boos, conductors (Brahms, Schubert, Hassler, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMPOSER'S FORUM Free admission. Monday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-362-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a joint concert. Free admission. Sunday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Robert Kaminskas conducts Lehar's The Merry Widow. Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, March 12, 2 PM, Merle Reskin Theater, 60 E. Balbo. 312-922-1999.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE Donald DeRoche conducts a free concert (Hartley, Rogers, Turina, Hanson). Wednesday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

KENNETH DRAKE piano, in a free recital. Thursday, March 9, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION Richard Zielinski conducts "The World in Song." Sunday, 3 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with pianist Leon Bates (Rachmaninoff, Ticheli, Stravinsky). Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Randal Swiggum conducts music of American composers (Copland, Nunez, Anderson, Meyer, and others). Tuesday, 6 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7302.

THE ENGLISH CONCERT Trevor Pinnock conducts Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CARTER ENYEART AND NANCY HUMPHREY cello and harpsichord, in an all-Bach program. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4459 or 847-446-9515.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE performs music of John McCabe. Friday, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

KRISTIN FIGARD, TRACY FIGARD, AND LAURA USISKIN violin, viola, piano, and cello. Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND Colin Holman conducts a free concert (Prokofiev, Ives, Ticheli, Liadov, Dawson, Bulla). Sunday, 3 PM, Geneva High School, 415 Logan, Geneva. 630-208-9059.

BRENDA HUANG piano, in an all-Chopin recital. Friday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

RADOSLAV KVAPIL piano, in a free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1819, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons conducts a program of Russian music (Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

LANG LANG piano (Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Balakirev). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DIDIER LE PAUW violin, in a free recital. Sunday, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

MAX LEVINSON violin (Beethoven, Ravel, Schumann). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor (Puccini, Grieg, Dvorak, Holst). Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln. 847-674-0039.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday and Monday, 7:30 PM, Wednesday, 2 PM, and next Friday, March 10, 7:30 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Leech (Bizet, Carmen). Saturday, 6 PM, Semyon Bychkov, conductor, with soprano Jane Eaglen and tenor Ben Heppner (Wagner, Tristan und Isolde). Tuesday and next Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Vincenzo La Scola and soprano Ruth Ann Swenson (Donizetti, The Elixir of Love). 312-332-2244.

ALBERTO MIZRAHI cantor, with the George Mgrdichian Ensemble and others in a free program of cantorial, Sephardic, and operatic music. Sunday, 3 PM, Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3760 N. Pine Grove. 773-868-5126.

MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR OF CHICAGO sings in a religious service. Next Sunday, March 11, 4:30 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS with pianists Barbara Geis and William Buhr (Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem). Saturday, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Daniel Paul Horn (Mozart, Paisello, Pleyel, Wanhal, J.C. Bach). Next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs music of 17th-century France and Italy (Butler, Young, Castello, Fontana, Rognoni). Friday, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Saturday, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sunday, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3610.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL features soprano Jane Kenas, baritone Ronald Combs, clarinetist Irwin Heller, soprano Phyllis Hurt, tenor Daniel Kane, and pianists Michael Melton and Steven Zivin. Friday, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian, conductor. Sunday, 3 PM, south campus, Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with pianist Ya-chen Chang and flutist Christine Saari (Mozart, Saint-Saens, Ibert). Thursday, March 9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND Mallory Thompson and John Lynch, conductors (Handel, Vinter, and others). Next Friday, March 10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORUS Robert A. Harris and George Gregory Hobbs, conductors (Mozart/Süssmayr, Lauridsen). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Rodney Dorsey, conductor. Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Stephen Alltop conducts a program of Russian music (Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky). Next Sunday, March 12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS (Debussy, Lauridsen, J.C. Bach). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with cellist Una O'Riordan and pianists Phyllis Chen and Hyejin Lee (Bloch, Chopin, Ravel). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

BRADLEY OPLAND ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Bizet, Debussy, Brahms, and others). Thursday, March 9, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

ORION CHAMBER ENSEMBLE in a free recital (Gould, Berkey, Schubert). Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 630-543-5938 or 312-744-6630.

JOSEPH PECORARO guitar (Giuliani, Domeniconi, Regondi, D. Scarlatti, Milano). Next Sunday, March 12, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. 312-341-1521.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert (Saint-Saens, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, guitarist Jim Perri. 312-266-0360.

CHRISTIAN ROOS piano, in a free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ST. LUKE'S CHOIRS with organ and brass ensemble in "Hymn Festival." Sunday, 5 PM, Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-475-3630, ext. 49.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with Healing Harps and others (Mozart, Beethoven). Sunday, 3 PM, Zion Lutheran Church, Second and Grant, Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SUMMIT BRASS (Handel, Mussorgsky, Gabrielli, Copland, Tomasi, Self, Monti, Mendez, Daugherty). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

LEONORA SUPPAN-GEHRICH piano, in a free recital. Sunday, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY (Gilbert and Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore). Thursday, March 9, 7:30 PM, next Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, 8 PM, and next Sunday, March 12, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor (Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff). Saturday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 58th. 773-702-8069.

WAUKEGAN CONCERT CHORUS Thomas Tobin, conductor (Brahms, Britten, Mathias). Sunday, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

MELISSA WHITE AND STEPHANIE NILES violin and piano. Next Friday, March 10, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

fairs & festivals

14TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Next Saturday, March 11, 1 PM-midnight, Holy Hour House Band, Laurence Nugent Band, David Dunne & Blackwater, Baal Tinne, Murphy's Law, North and South, Sullivan Brothers, Dyed in the Wool, Sean O'Donnell, Larkin Brothers, Irish Musicians, Irish Heritage Singers & others. 773-282-7035.

miscellaneous

AGAPE RINGERS handbell ensemble in a free concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Chicago Temple/First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-236-4548.

DECIMA MUSA RESTAURANT 1901 S. Loomis: Wednesday, 7 PM, "Women Throughout the Centuries" program of poetry and music with Miriam Sanchez, Rosario Vargas, Elsa Madrigal, Margarita Cordova, Sol Robledo, Malini Johnson, Ana Krol, and others (program includes speakers and art exihibits). 312-243-1556.

KIDS FARE: INCREDIBLE JOURNEY Children's discussion and demonstration about music, movement, and drama. Saturday, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Monday, Rob Cruz. 773-973-0250.

JEAN-CLAUDE RISSET Free electro-acoustic music concert. Monday, 5:30 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-345-3564.

SERENDIPITY ENSEMBLE Free concert in celebration of Women's History Month. Next Saturday, March 11, 2 PM, Edgewater branch, Chicago Public Library, 1210 W. Elmdale. 312-744-0718.

ALAN B. SHEPARD HIGH SCHOOL BOYS & GIRLS ENSEMBLES Free concert. Tuesday, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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