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

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

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CONCERTS

DAVID AMRAM with Reggie Gibson, Fareed Haque, David Miller, and members of Orchestra X. Monday, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

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

AVALON, ANOINTED, NICOLE NOIDERMAN Friday, 7:30 PM, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

LUKA BLOOM, MICHAEL McDERMOTT Saturday, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BRIC-A-BRAC perform at a 16-mm film screening entitled "Paul Lynde Meets Ray Harryhausen." Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

MARIAH CAREY, JOE Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

ROSEMARY CLOONEY Tuesday through next Friday, March 24, 2 PM, next Saturday, March 25, 6 PM, and next Sunday, March 26, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

PAULA COLE BAND, WOOD Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE COLLEY Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

ROBERT CORNELIUS Free concert. Thursday, March 23, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GENO DELAFOSE & HIS FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE, BELA TOUJOURS, HENRY BUTLER Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

8FATFAT8 WITH FRANK ORRAL performs at a benefit for Connecting Classrooms to the World. Thursday, March 23, 7 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 800-525-9555.

FILTER, CHEVELLE Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ROBBIE FULKS Free tribute to Michael Jackson. Friday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GEOFF GREENBERG, MARIANNE POTJE, MOSEY WALKER Saturday, 9:30 PM, Underworld Used Books, 1331 N. Ashland. 773-395-8454.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Friday, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN PAUL JONES Next Saturday, March 25, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DAVY JONES, JOHN LANDECKER & THE LEGENDS Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

JOAN JONES, F.M. SMITH, TRISTEN Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

JENNIFER KNAPP, THIRD DAY Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

KORN, STAIND with Spike & Mike's Twisted Animation Festival. Friday, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

AMEL LARRIEUX Free in-store performance. Wednesday, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MEGON McDONOUGH Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

BRIAN McKNIGHT, 702 Saturday, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER National touring production of selections from Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, and other musicals. Saturday, 3 and 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666. Sunday, 3 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600.

NO DOUBT, SUICIDE MACHINES Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

ALICE PEACOCK Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

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

POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS perform at a Saint Patrick's Day polka party. Friday, 7 PM, Polonia Banquets, 4604 S. Archer. 800-659-6811.

PRODIGALS See Spot Check. Friday, 8 PM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

QUEENSRYCHE Thursday, March 23, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LOU RAWLS Friday, 2 and 8:30 PM, Saturday, 6 and 9 PM, and Sunday, 3:30 PM, Drury Lane Theatre, 2500 W. 95th, Evergreen Park. 708-422-0404.

CATHY RICHARDSON BAND, KIMI HAYES BAND Saturday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

RICK RIZZO & TARA KEY in a free in-store performance. Next Sunday, March 26, 3:30 PM, Borders Books and Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BRITNEY SPEARS, LYTE FUNKY ONES, BOSSON Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MATTHEW SWEET, COBRA VERDE Friday, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-929-5959.

EMBER SWIFT, MIRANDA STONE Benefit for the Lesbian Avengers. Sunday, 7 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019.

THIRD EYE BLIND, TONIC Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

TED TOMCZAK'S TAKE FIVE, STAS BULANDA'S DYNO CHICAGO perform at a Saint Patrick's Day polka party. Sunday, 1-7 PM, Przybylo's House of the White Eagle, 6839 N. Milwaukee, Niles. 800-659-6811.

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clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, 1 PM-1 AM, St. Patrick's Day Festival with Prodigals (see Spot Check), Central Sun, Baal Tinne, Larry Nugent. Saturday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Next Friday, March 24, Slink Moss & the Flying Aces, Matt Tiegler. Next Saturday, March 25, Big Guitars From Memphis, Kimi Hayes. 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 10 PM. 312-942-9999.

ARENA SPORTS CLUB 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Next Saturday, March 25, 9 PM, Selective Recall. 630-832-3742.

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. Fridays, DJs Nocturno, Rick Guerraro, Oscar Alcantar & Luis Segura. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, 4 Fantasticos. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEACON TAP 1374 Lee, Des Plaines: Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-296-2335.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Big Hello, Krinkles, J for Jules. Saturday, Miranda Stone, Ember Swift, Middle 8, Soulfix. Sunday, Brandon Harvey, Lush Budget. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies, Blackout. Thursday, Moon Gypsies, Whiskey Kitchen. Next Friday, March 24, John Mathie, Abbeys, Nationwide, New York Youth. Next Saturday, March 25, Bleary, Tarts, Joygirl. Next Sunday, March 26, 7 PM, Rubber Head, Paulina Franz. 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.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Atomic Zombies, William & the Conquerors. Saturday, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band), Alison Kenady, Dead Steel Mill, Detholz. Thursday, Monkeydrive, Yer Mother's Lovers. Next Friday, March 24, Mahago Eno, Salome. Next Saturday, March 25, Trouser, Apartment. 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, Danny the Wild Child, 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.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Spoonfed. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Reasons. Next Saturday, March 25, Major Woody. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Wednesday, Mystery Cats. Next Friday, March 24, Eric Howell & the Implants. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Ruckus. Saturday, Country Funkin'. Next Friday, March 24, Liz Berg Band. Next Saturday, March 25, New Speedway Boogie. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Butterside Down. Saturday, Soul Shakedown. 773-528-0888.

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

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

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Fridays, 9 PM, dueling pianos with Mick Archer & friends. 630-778-6350.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Thursdays after 9 PM. 630-830-7200.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Hide. Next Saturday, March 25, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CHAMP'S ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Rico! 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Saturday, Holy Moses. Next Friday, March 24, Wishing Well. Next Saturday, March 25, Wicked Garden. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, March 23, 9 PM, Rico. 630-513-0074.

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. 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. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MACANUDO 60 E. Walton: Friday and next Saturday, March 25, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. Saturday, 9 PM, and Wednesday, 7 PM, Erin McDougald. 312-642-4200.

CLUB NU 2121 E. New York, Aurora: Next Saturday, March 25, 9 PM, Run-DMC, High & Mighty. 630-236-0100.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 773-477-1420.

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.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Thursday, March 23, Carl Cox, Trevor Rockcliffe. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Mike & Joe. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Maggie Speaks. Next Friday, March 24, 10 PM, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Next Saturday, March 25, 10:30 PM, Bumpus, Blue Nova. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, the Ride. Saturday, Underwater People. Next Friday, March 24, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Next Saturday, March 25, Scarlet Runner. 847-541-4700.

D.C. COBB'S 226 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Hans und da Hormones, Barnyard Oddities. 815-337-9214.

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: Fridays, 8 PM, Urban Twist; 10:30 PM, Patty Morabito. Saturdays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz; 10:30 PM, Margaret Dill. Sundays, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ester Hana. Thursdays, 8 PM, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael. 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 10 PM. Thursdays, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Butter Knife. Monday, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Quaker Goes Deaf. Wednesday, DJ Rob Miller spins music by Reverend Horton Heat. Thursday, DJ Alex. 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. Saturdays, 7-9 PM, "Hot Boyz" male revue. 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, Beer Nuts, Shovel Head, Fuzzbusters, Callahan, DJ Matt Nelson. Saturday, 10 PM, Paladins, Belmont Playboys, Wreckin' Ball. Sunday, 9 PM, Groove Armada DJs. Monday, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge with DJ Alejan. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Muse, Butterfly Child, Gaberdine. Thursday, 9 PM, New Bomb Turks, Fastbacks (see Critic's Choice), Stickfight. Next Friday, March 24, 10 PM, Luxx, Made to Fade, Evil Beaver. Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Paulina Hollers. Next Sunday, March 26, 9 PM, Souvenirs. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturday, DJs Dayhota,

Lady D, Lauren Flax & Rebecca. Thursdays, Derrick Carter & Lego. Next Saturday, March 25, DJs Dave Gandy, Danny Martin, Flip & Cesar Ramirez. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Mr. Blotto. Next Saturday, March 25, Led it Out. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Friday, 8 PM, Drovers; 10 PM, the Lash. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Saturday, Mistaken Identity. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, March 24, Jenkins Band. Next Saturday, March 25, Four Story. 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. Saturday, "Spring Beer Festival" with music in the tent: 7:30 PM, Downtime; 9:30 PM, Mike & Joe; and in the club: 8 PM, Jenkins Band; 10:30 PM, Radio Slave; 12:30 AM, Quantum Leep. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, March 24, Fabulous Janes, Paul Allodi. Next Saturday, March 25, Trippin' Billies, 12 Oz. Glory, Jason Mast. 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.

EDGE 147th & Cicero, Midlothian: Next Saturday, March 25, Rico. 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Great Apes, Myrium Ava, Iowa Machine Shed, Sketch Middle. Saturday, Chicago Samba Group, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Sunday, Sumo, Snake Oil. Monday, E-Mics. Tuesday, Sinch, Brown Odds, King Super. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Thursday, 11:15 PM, Mod Turnstyle. Next Friday, March 24, Gertrude, Telstar, Mercury. Next Saturday, March 25, Forty Piece Choir, Audio ID, the Fez. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Dave Dunn Band. Saturday, Nightime Lover. Thursday, Cirrus Falcon. Next Friday, March 24, 8-Track. Next Saturday, March 25, Mind Over Matter. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Wolfie, 84 Nash, Beauty Pageant, M.O.T.O. Saturday, White Stripes, Tokyo Expando, Evil Beaver. Sunday, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with Jay Denham & Aaron Bennett. Monday, Puta-pons, Proud & Tall, Negligents. Thursday, Karate, Abilene, Great Depression. Next Friday, March 24, Gluecifer, Gaza Strippers, Fireballs of Freedom. Next Saturday, March 25, Rick Rizzo & Tara Key, National Trust, David Boykin. Next Sunday, March 26, Sativa, PNS, Current. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Friday, 9 PM, Toy Band. 773-973-2233.

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: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM. Friday, Soma DJs Christopher Robin & Pulz-8 spin trance music. Thursdays, Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Wicked Garden. Saturday, Caliente. Next Friday, March 24, Mystic Raven. Next Saturday, March 25, U Godda. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Wesley Willis, Arab on Radar (see Spot Check), Kung Fu Rick, Hook; 10 PM, Entertainment, Arab on Radar (see Spot Check), Sterling, Taylor. Saturday, 8 PM, Pistolero, Mashers, Callaghan, TV Savage, M.O.T.O. Sunday, 5 PM, All Else Fails, Hysterics, No Place for a Hero, Demoted to Hugs, Shumways. Tuesday, 7 PM, Lolita No. 18 (see Spot Check), Mummy the Peepshow (see Spot Check), Polysics (see Spot Check), Spoozys (see Spot Check), Number Girl (see Spot Check). Wednesday, 6 PM, Branston, Horace Pinker, A New Found Glory, Wayside; 10 PM, Wicker Man, Lost Goat, Men of Porn. Thursday, 10 PM, Sean Na Na, Holy Childhood, Pavo. Next Friday, March 24, 6 PM, Dillinger Four, Scared of Chaka, Das Boot, Real Estate Fraud; 10 PM, A-Z Consolidated, Persons, Plague of Yeti. Next Saturday, March 25, 4 PM, Hot Water Music, Elliott, Buried Alive, Snuff, Murder City Devils; 9 PM, Murder City Devils, the Nerves, Hot Water Music, the Squad. Next Sunday, March 26, 3 PM, Figure 4, Point of Recognition, Blamed, Back Up; 7 PM, Rainer Maria, Reversal of Man, Stereo, Pollen. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Iguanas. Saturday, 10 PM, Iguanas, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Robert Earl Keen (see Critic's Choice), Reckless Kelly. Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, 7:30 PM, Steve Forbert; 10 PM, Mekons, EIEIO. 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. Friday, Cleavers. Saturday, Uncle John's Band. Thursday, Scratch & Sniff. Next Saturday, March 25, Maggie Speaks. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Libido Funk Circus. Saturday, Tom Carey Band. Thursday, Smalls. Next Friday, March 24, Core. Next Saturday, March 25, Critics. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Underwater People. Saturday, Moods. Next Friday, March 24, Generations. Next Saturday, March 25, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday, March 24, DJ Gilles Peterson & MC Earl Zinger. 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, Sean & All Who Enter. Saturday, Heavy Water, Gen'ral Patton & His Privates. Next Friday, March 24, Lush Budget, Bric-a-brac. Next Saturday, March 25, Psychodeli. 773-489-5471.

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

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Saturday, 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Sunday, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Dwight McBride & Chuck Larkin. Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Honey West hosts "Men of Gentry 2001 Calendar Competition"; 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, Anthony Micheletti & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Next Saturday, March 25, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiellol; 10 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Next Sunday, March 26, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. 773-348-1053.

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

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

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

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY 3535 N. Clark: Tuesday, 7:30 PM, benefit for Artistic Home Acting Ensemble with Robbie Fulks, Dag Juhlin, Famous Brothers. 773-395-5168.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sunday, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Weird Sisters. 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Saturday, Starr 69, Oucho Sparks, Son of Man. Wednesday, 8 PM, Johnny Vegas, Framing Amy. Thursday, Rubber Guitars, Paulina Franz. Next Friday, March 24, Lauren Brombert Band, Blue Lit Souls. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Peter Searcy, Neve, Frankie Machine (no cover). 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S 1 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Next Saturday, March 25, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-577-2525.

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. Saturday, 11 PM, Family of Souls. Thursday, 10 PM, benefit for American Indian Center with Nomad Planet. Next Friday, March 24, 10:30 PM, Ali Baba's Tahini. Next Saturday, March 25, 11 PM, Homewreckers. Next Sunday, March 26, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner & others. 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: Saturday, 10 PM, Rachel's (see Spot Check), Shannon Wright. Thursday, Ellen Rosner, Joules Graves, Toy Band. Next Friday, March 24, 10 PM, Cash Money, Richmond Fontaine. Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, White Hassle, Cash Money. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 80s Enough. Saturday, Pat McCurdy. Next Friday, March 24, Dogs Undecided, Peace Treaty. Next Saturday, March 25, Lightning & Thunder. 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. Next Saturday, March 25, Fairlanes. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thursday, March 23, 10 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, Apartment. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Sunday, 7 PM, Lit, Save Ferris, 22 Jacks. Monday, 7 PM, Agent Orange, Catch 22, Monster Trux. Tuesday, W.A.S.P., Impotent Sea Snakes, 7th Heaven. Wednesday, 6:45 PM, Incubus, Ultraspank. Thursday, 6 PM, Gas Giants; 9 PM, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Corey Stevens. Next Friday through Sunday, March 24 through 26, Queensryche. 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, Then Again. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Anne Harris. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, March 24, Danagas. Next Saturday, March 25, Tim Mahoney & the Meenies, Billy Seidel. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Broken Arrow.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.

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

KEG 810 Grove, Evanston: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Yabba Griffiths & Traxx. 847-869-9987.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Trippin' Billies. Saturday, Common Ground. Next Friday, March 24, Bottle of Justus. Next Saturday, March 25, Revolver. 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. Thursday, DJ Alex Zander. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Saturday, Rick O'Shea & the Lefties. 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. Wednesdays, Plan 9. 773-525-2422.

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. Next Friday, March 24, Vernon Tonges & the Inepti, Herb Rieth. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, 4-Fi. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, March 25, Scrawl. 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, Kick the Cat, Akela. Saturday, DJ Ray Fiedler. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Wednesday, Mustang Grape. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, March 24, Screaming Blue Dogs, Almighty Rogers. Next Saturday, March 25, Ian Crockett Band, Project. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturday, 8Fatfat8 with Frank Orrall, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, DJs Brian G & Frique. Tuesday, Romain, DJ Touch. Wednesdays, Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, March 25, Daniel Thompson, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 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. 312-337-8080.

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

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, DJ MC Seoul. Saturday, Over Easy. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin & Funktion. Next Friday, March 24, Mary Pratt. Next Saturday, March 25, DJ Function. 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. Saturday and Sunday, 8 PM, Jorma Kaukonen, Michael Falzarano. Thursday, Lushtones, Vivian, Sugarfried Super O's. Next Friday, March 24, Freedy Johnston, Neal With an A. Next Saturday, March 25, Webstirs, Swinger. 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: Friday, Avalanche. Saturday, Kato the Houseboy. 630-513-6300.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, Tossers, Arrivals, Deals Gone Bad, Last Man Out; 11 PM, Grooverider (see Critic's Choice), Jevon Jackson, Colette, Phantom 45. Saturday, 7 PM, H2O, Saves the Day (see Spot Check), Kill Your Idols; 11 PM, Dimitri From Paris, Darrell Woodson, DJ Cam. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Organic, Lokomotiv, Tenki, Bound to Change. Wednesday, 7 PM, S.O.D., Skinlab, Hateplow, Lungbrush. Next Friday, March 24, 6:30 PM, Donnas, Smugglers, Plus Ones, Starball; 11:30 PM, Mekons, Archer Prewitt & friends. Next Saturday, March 25, 6:30 PM, Soil, Blank Theory, Left Setter, Jake:u:ohff. Next Sunday, March 26, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Ike Reilly, Plain White T's, Woolworthy. 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. Next Saturday, March 25, Matz Broz. 630-357-2420.

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

MONKEY ROOM 1351 W. Addison: Next Friday, March 24, 9:30 PM, Grabbing Water, Redline Sun. 773-477-1821.

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. Saturday, Whiskey Drill, Saps. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Friday, March 24, Baldwin Brothers, J. Davis Trio. Next Saturday, March 25, Dollar Love Plus, Adequate Brothers, Blamaday. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Danny Arias. 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. 773-728-5010.

NEWPORT COFFEE HOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Remember Rome. Next Saturday, March 25, Kraig Kenning. 847-940-7134.

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

NIKO'S 7600 S. Harlem, Bridgeview: Sunday, 7:30 PM, Suzanne Gouket & Tony Ocean (tribute to Liza Minnelli & Dean Martin), the Mouse Pack. 773-625-0506.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Friday, Vincent Truman, Jill Dawson & others. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Rubber. Saturday, Cats Under the Stars, Dr. Evil. Next Friday, March 24, Lounge Puppets. Next Saturday, March 25, Jocelyn Weed. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9:30 PM, Convulsions, Gertrude. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Bumpus, DJs RB & M. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, MVP. Next Friday, March 24, 9:30 PM, Fat Time, Urban Funk Ordinance. Next Saturday, March 25, 9:30 PM, Peking Turtle, Fifth World. 773-489-0011.

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

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Friday, 8 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). 312-664-1650.

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: Friday, dueling pianos. Saturday, Five Guys Named Moe. Next Saturday, March 25, Shortcuts. 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, Big Breakfast. Saturday, Creepy D. Wednesdays, Plastics Hi-Fi. Thursday, John Shepski & Eric Ziegenhagen, Brad Bouten. Next Friday, March 24, Gasoline Rainbows. Next Saturday, March 25, Wellstones. Next Sunday, March 26, Iago, Multivitamins. 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 23, Libido Funk Circus. 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: Next Friday, March 24, 10 PM, Toy Band. 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Kato the Houseboy. Saturday, Animation (Rush tribute band). Next Friday, March 24, Only Sons. Next Saturday, March 25, Alex & the Allstars. 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, Twilite Tone, 33 1/3, Steve Bravo. 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, Angel Alanis, Scott Song. Saturdays, DJs Frique & Majid. Next Friday, March 24, Tom America vs. Tommie Sunshine, Josh Werner. 312-733-6699.

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

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

ROBY'S 1944 W. Division: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Silo the Husky, Pistle, Thistle. Saturday, Mammoth Five, Pave the Rocket. 773-252-9250.

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). Next Friday, March 24, Rico. 630-543-3101.

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, 8 PM, Grant Lee Phillips; 11 PM, Viperhouse. Saturday, 11 PM, Deep Banana Blackout. Sunday, 8 PM, Bernstein, Hanuman. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Wednesday, 9 PM, Johnny Dowd, David Clement, Mark Tatara. Thursday, 9 PM, Sector 9. Next Friday, March 24, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Orphans, Stewart Francke. Next Sunday, March 26, 9 PM, Apples in Stereo, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Seventh Heaven. Next Saturday, March 25, Rubber. 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.

SHE*NANNIGANS HOUSE OF BEER 16 W. Division: Friday, noon-close, live broadcast from WXRT with music by Matthew Sweet and Grant Lee Phillips. 312-664-6656.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Friday, B-Movie Fiendz. 773-528-7569.

SIDETRACKED Rte. 83 and Archer, Lemont: Friday, 9 PM, Enuff Z'nuff, Everwonder. 630-586-4777.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 10:30 PM. Next Friday, March 24, Guilty. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Saturday, Miles Maeda, Josh Werner. Tuesday, David J, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Wes Kidd. Next Saturday, March 25, Kenny Hawk's Space Night, Sativa. 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, Young Fathers, Phat Planet. Saturday, After Grace, Imagination Playground. Next Friday, March 24, Ego, Seven 4 Slide, E-Vans. Next Saturday, March 25, 11 PM, Chicago Samba School. 773-278-6600.

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

TOP CAT LOUNGE 2354 N. Clybourn: Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, Toy Band. 773-868-4461.

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, Hearts in Armor. Saturday, Sandra Lee. Next Saturday, March 25, Jimi Show (tribute to Jimi Hendrix). 708-749-7995.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, James Moulton, Front of Truck, Buddy Revelles. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Blue Lit Souls. Thursday, Lou Carlozo, Jonathan Rundman. Next Friday, March 24, Ellen Rosner, Joy Eden Harrison. Next Saturday, March 25, 7 and 9 PM, Kevin So, Joni Laurence. 773-929-3680.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Ball in the House. 773-871-7799.

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.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, Stockboy. Thursday, Creepy D. 773-528-2220.

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, DJs Nosmo & Justin Long. Sundays, DJs Joe Glover & Lee Farmer. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sound & the Fury. Saturday, Shoemaker. Tuesday, Underwater People. Wednesday, Go Tom & friends. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, March 24, Deja Vu, Maggie Colby. Next Saturday, March 25, Leftovers, King's Highway. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays, open stage. Next Friday, March 24, Clams UK. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, We You They. Saturday, Six Feet Over. Sundays, DJ Matthew King. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Swamp. Saturday, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, One Blood. Sunday, Pinchers, Little Hero, Niggeh Mikey. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Deals Gone Bad. Next Friday, March 24, Aswah Greggorri, Reggae Cowboys. Next Saturday, March 25, Zeleke, Kwame. Next Sunday, March 26, reggae jam with Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Sandy Andina. Next Saturday, March 25, 9:30 PM, Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Mr. Blotto. Saturday, Roger & the Wraybands, Zipper. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Slut. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, March 24, Rebecca's Statue. 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

ARRANMORE & FRIENDS Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

JOAN BAEZ WITH ELIZA CARTHY Saturday, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MARY BLACK See Spot Check. Sunday, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LUKA BLOOM, MICHAEL McDERMOTT Saturday, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BOK, MUIR & TRICKETT Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

TERRY CALLIER See Post No Bills. Saturday, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CAT CATALANI Free concert. Friday, 8 PM, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut, Western Springs. 708-246-0520.

CELTIC FIDDLE FEST with Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, and Christian LeMaitre. Friday, 8 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

TIM CONWAY & PHIL PASSAN Free in-store performance. Friday, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

DECLAN & SIOBHAN perform at an Irish buffet. Next Sunday, March 26, 10 AM-1:30 PM, Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-448-6550.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

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

RICHARD GILEWITZ Thursday, March 23, 7 PM, Music Store, 3121 W. Irving Park. 773-478-7400.

NELLIE HASTINGS Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, March 26, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

SARA HICKMAN Free in-store performance. Saturday, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ANNE HILLS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION WITH JERRY DOUGLAS Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

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

LONESOME RIVER BAND Next Sunday, March 26, 6 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

JOEL MABUS, KATE MORETTI Sunday, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. LaGrange, Orland Park. 708-574-0800.

MOUNTAIN MUSIC COMBO WITH VIRGINA MONTGOMERY Free tribute to Loretta Lynn. Next Friday, March 24, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

PAT MURRAY Celtic harp concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

NAPERVILLE BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

ORIGINAL THREE IRISH TENORS Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-559-1212.

KAT PARSONS Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, March 26, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DALE PETERSOHN TRIO Friday, 7:30 PM, Cafe Eutychus, Edgebrook Covenant Church, 6355 N. Spokane. 773-763-4230.

RHUBARB Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

WEAVERMANIA Tribute to the Weavers. Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

CHERYL WHEELER, RALPH COVERT Sunday, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, 1 PM-1 AM, St. Patrick's Day Festival with Prodigals (see Spot Check), Mulligan Stew, Central Sun, Baal Tinne, Larry Nugent. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Blarney Brothers. Next Friday, March 24, Eric Anderson, Ralph Covert. 773-478-4408.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 5-8:30 PM, Mulligan Stew. 312-642-6805.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Friday, March 24, Jaime Koerner. Next Saturday, March 25, Brushfire. 847-332-1116.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Next Friday, March 24, Kat Parsons. 773-528-0888.

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

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.

CHANGES 206 Centre, Park Forest: Bookstore and cafe; music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, March 25, On the Mainline. 708-747-9190.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Friday, Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, 9:30 PM, Just Us with Bertie Lee. 847-288-1848.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wednesday, DJ Rob Miller spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Friday, "St. Patrick's Day Festival:" noon, Molly & the Tinker; 3 PM, Wild Mountain Thyme; 6 PM, Cross Rogues; 9:30 PM, McTavish. 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.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Friday, in the club: noon, Cross Rogues; 3:30 PM, McTavish; 6 PM, Molly & the Tinker; 10 PM, Switchback; in the small room: 9:30 PM, Wild Mountain Thyme; in the tent: noon, Seelie Court; 4 PM, Small Potatoes; 5 PM, McNulty Dancers; 7:30 PM, Zen Celts. Sunday, "St. Patrick's Family Day Festival" with music in the tent: 11 AM, Molly & the Tinker; 2 PM, McNulty Celtic Dancers; 3 PM, Seelie Court; and in the club: 2 PM, Dan Marcotte. 847-358-9150.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Friday, 9 PM, Phil Angotti. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Down the Brae. Sunday, 3 PM, Down the Brae. 773-529-9879.

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

EMMIT'S IRISH PUB 495 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Saturday, 9 PM-midnight, and Sundays, 7-10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 312-563-9631.

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: Friday, noon-midnight, St. Patrick's Day Festival in the tent: noon, McNulty School Stepdancers; 3 PM, Mayer School Stepdancers; 8 PM, Dooley Brothers. Tuesday, 8 PM, Magpie. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Robert Earl Keen (see Critic's Choice), Reckless Kelly. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Sunday, 6 PM, Sheila Tully Driscoll School of Irish Dance (no cover). 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Eric Noden. Next Saturday, March 25, Peg Lehman. 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Friday, 5 PM, Anish, Anocht, Frank Quinn, Irish dancers. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Friday, Whitey O'Day, Jimmy's Irish Minstrels, Irish Harmonizers, Pat Woods, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Saturday, Jimmy's Irish Minstrels, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, "Good Ole Tyme Irish Session." Saturday, 11 PM, Family of Souls. 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.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Friday, 7:30 PM, Printer's Rogue. 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. Friday, 1 PM, Padraig Durkin; 3 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 6 PM, Padraig Durkin; 9 PM, sessiun with Pat Cloonan & the Boys of Connemara. Saturday, Padraig Durkin. Sunday, 5 PM, Pat Woods & Christy Barry. Next Friday, March 24, 9 PM, Napper Tandy. Next Saturday, March 25, 9 PM, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Friday, 11 AM-closing, St. Patrick's Day celebration with music by Tom Stringer, Murphy's Law, Terry Spizzirri, and others. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. 847-566-7044 .

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: Friday, 8:30 PM, Joe Monahan. 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. Next Friday, March 24, 8:30 PM, Ron Barany. 708-388-6755.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Thursday, March 23, 8 PM, Doug Allen. 773-489-9554.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Friday, 8:30 PM, St. Patrick's Day celebration with Bohola. Monday, 8 PM, Jim DeWan. Tuesday, 10 PM, Kat Eggleston. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 3 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, March 25, Dave Dunn & Blackwater. 630-513-6300.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Saturday, A Bunch of Teeth. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Saturday, March 25, Mike & Amy Finders. 773-743-3355.

O'BRIEN'S RESTAURANT & BAR 1528 N. Wells: Friday, 11 AM, Monty & Phyllis Adams; 2 PM, Sheila O'Donnell; 4 PM, Don McClearly; 6 PM, Brendan Grant; 8 PM, Shannon Rovers; 9 PM, "Oh Danny Boy" singing contest and Irish toast; 11 PM, Tuey Trio. 312-787-3131.

PANOS' RESTAURANT 705 Main, Evanston: Next Saturday, March 25, 7 PM, Kristin Lems. 847-733-1390.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Billy Flynn Trio. 847-266-1313.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Friday, 2 PM, Dooleys, Katie Sullivan. 708-423-1188.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 8 PM, Sara Hickman. Sunday, 8 PM, Ben Demerath, Rockwell Church. 773-525-2508.

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

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

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: No cover. Friday, 6 PM, Baal Tinne. 847-864-5913.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, open mike. Next Friday, March 24, Richard Gilewitz. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Radio Hour 491, Ticklepenny Corner, Dry County Alice, Jennifer Peterson, Tamara Pierce. Next Sunday, March 26, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Hannah Judson. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Lynne Mandarino. 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: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Adam Erza. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Sandy Andina. Next Saturday, March 25, 9:30 PM, Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Thursdays, Cornmeal. 847-432-6430.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ALAN BATTS Performance and interview as part of the "Speakin' of the Blues" series (free admission). Monday, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

LONNIE BROOKS & WAYNE BROOKS, PETER MULVEY Friday, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

LONNIE BROOKS Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Dorothy Menker Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5742.

STEVE FREUND Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, March 25, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

MAVIS STAPLES Tribute to Mahalia Jackson. Saturday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet/Ken Saydak Blues Show. 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, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Saturday, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, March 24, Blind Mississippi Morris. Next Saturday, March 25, Eddie King. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Monday, Big Time Sarah & BTS Express. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Willie Kent & the Gents with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Lindsey Alexander Band 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 and Saturday, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sunday, Tommy McCracken. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Phil Barron & Peaches. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Friday, March 24, Eddie King. Next Saturday, March 25, Eddie "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Howard & the White Boys. Saturday, Jump City with Peaches Statten. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesdays, Willie Higgins & the Mob. Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny Band. Thursday, Big Mella & Chicago's Most Wanted. Next Friday, March 24, Rockin' Johnny. Next Saturday, March 25, Big Bill Hickey & Hubert Sumlin. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, March 25, Keith Scott. 773-384-8600.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 9:30 PM, Moss Brothers. Saturday, Tab Benoit, the Buzz. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Phil Guy. Wednesday, Steve Freund. Thursday, tribute to Sunnyland Slim with Sam Burckhardt, Steve Freund, Bob Stroger, Barrelhouse Chuck, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Next Friday, March 24, 5:30 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Elmo Bliss. Next Saturday, March 25, Curtis Salgado, Danny Draher. 312-427-0333.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Friday, 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. Saturday, Willy Phillips Band. Mondays, DJ Steve. 773-384-2547.

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Nora Jean Blues Band. Sunday, LC's birthday celebration with Chick Rodgers, Artie White, Tyrone Davis, and Stan Mosely. Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM; Saturdays after 9:30 PM. Friday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Saturday, Lindsey Alexander, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Next Friday, March 24, Matthew Skoller Band. Next Saturday, March 25, Billy Flynn & the Flynn Tones. 630-513-0074.

CLUB 222 222 Main, Saint Charles: Next Saturday, March 25, 9 PM, Screaming Blue Dogs. 630-584-4222.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. 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, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Toni Lynn Washington (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, Jimmy Johnson. Sundays, Byther Smith. Monday, Charlie Love. Tuesday, Matthew Skoller. Wednesday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Thursday, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Next Friday, March 24, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Big Walter Smith & the Groove Merchants. Next Saturday, March 25, Magic Slim. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Friday, March 24, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Pistol Pete. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, March 25, 9:30 PM, Todd T. Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, 85th birthday tribute to Robert Jr. Lockwood with Aaron Moore, Billy Boy Arnold, Bonnie Lee, Byther Smith, Casey Jones, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Jimmy Burns, John Brim, Lacy Gibson, Little Smokey Smothers, Sugar Blue, Tail Dragger, Ted Harvey, Jon McDonald Band & others. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Saturday, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Sunday, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, W.C. Clark. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Joe Moss. Wednesday, Phil Armetta. Thursday, 9 PM (on the main stage), John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Corey Stevens; 10 PM (on the Back Porch Stage), Chicago Red Hots. Next Friday, March 24, No Mercy 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. Saturday, Blue Plate Special. Next Friday, March 24, Kingsnakes. Next Saturday, March 25, Arbor Ave. Station. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer, 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 24 and 25, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. Wednesday, King Corey Blues Band. Thursdays, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday, March 24, Howard Scott & the World Band. Next Saturday, March 25, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 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, Grand Marquis. Saturday, ZZ Hill. Thursday, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Howlin' Wolf Jr. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Next Saturday, March 25, 8:30 PM, Mike Dangeroux. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Margo & Strictly Southside Blues Band. Next Friday, March 24, Jeff Zak & the Cold Shot Band. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Next Saturday, March 25, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Friday, 10 AM-1 PM, Phil Barron's Boogie Trio. Saturday, 9 PM, Brother John & His R&B Revue. 312-664-1650.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Liberty City. Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Wednesday, Kip Strean. Next Friday, March 24, Moods. Next Saturday, March 25, Woody Johnson Band. 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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-423-1188.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, tribute to Sunnyland Slim with Pinetop Perkins, Steve Freund. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Alan Batts. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, JP & the Cats. Saturday, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Saturday, March 25, Down Time. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Willy Phillips Blues Band. Saturday, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

UNCLE SNORKY'S 6319 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday, March 24, Detroit Danny. 708-749-7995.

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. Next Friday, March 24, Blue Watusis. 773-281-7112.

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

jazz

concerts

DAVID AMRAM with Reggie Gibson, Fareed Haque, David Miller, and members of Orchestra X. Monday, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

JIM BEEBE'S CHICAGO JAZZ Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

BETHLEHAM RECORDS JAZZ COMPETITION Free admission. Next Saturday, March 25, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

TERRY CALLIER See Post No Bills. Saturday, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING ART DAVIS See Critic's Choice. Friday, 12:15 PM (free open rehearsal; call 312-747-4850 for more information). Sunday, 3 PM (Porgy & Bess; tribute to Miles Davis and Gil Evans), auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS Annual "Kidjazz" concert. Friday, 7 PM, and Sunday, 1 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

GALAXY TRIO Free concert. Thursday, March 23, noon, Crow's Nest Music, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ALAN GRESIK'S SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, Maggiano's Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook. 630-368-0300.

FRANCINE GRIFFIN Free performance. Tuesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JACK HUBBLE JAZZ OUTFIT Free concert. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

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

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO Next Sunday, March 26, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500

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

PAT METHENY TRIO Next Friday, March 24, 8 and 11 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MOTHRA Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL LAB BAND & JAZZ COMBO Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NICHOLAS PAYTON QUINTET, RANDY BRECKER WITH JOEL HELLENY, LEW TABACKIN, CEDAR WALTON & HOWARD ALDEN Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RHYTHM ROCKETS, JIMMY SUTTON'S FOUR CHARMS Ballroom dance concert. Next Sunday, March 26, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA Big Band dance. Sunday, 1:30 PM, Building K, West Commons, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

MARLENE ROSENBERG Free concert. Thursday, March 23, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ST. PAUL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Next Friday, March 24, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

THIRD COAST STRING QUARTET Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Andy Goodrich Quintet. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steve Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, March 24, noon, Eric Schneider, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, March 25, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt 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 and Saturday, Chicago Rose. Sunday through next Saturday, March 25, Detour. Next Sunday, March 26, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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, Andy Meacham Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

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

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Wednesday and Thursday, Dee Dee Bridgewater. 312-944-2200.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Hot Club Guitar. 773-384-8600.

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 25, 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 23, Airborne. 630-942-9463.

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

CAFFE DELUCA 1721 N. Damen: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ikiln Trio (no cover). 773-342-4555.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Tuesdays, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. Thursdays, 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, Elijah Levi 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 24, 5:30 PM, Libby York Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony O'Smith Show. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursday, jazz jam session. Next Friday, March 24, 9 PM, Bob Centano Quartet. 847-647-8282.

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

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

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1:30 AM, and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8:30 PM-12:30 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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, pianist Tim Green. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 312-337-4001.

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

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. Tuesday, Dave Rempis/Matt Bauder/Tim Daisy/Kent Kessler Quartet. Wednesday, Nicolas Collins & Robert Poss. Thursday, 7 PM, Willem Breuker Kollektief (see Spot Check). 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, Ron Smith Duo. Next Friday, March 24, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, March 25, Matt Erion Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Airborne. Next Friday, March 24, Will Cramer. Next Saturday, March 25, Paul Arthur Trio. 847-718-9272.

FANTASY SHOW LOUNGE 9942 S. Torrance: Next Sunday, March 26, 7 and 8:30 PM, Myron Mills Project. 773-721-7964.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown. Next Sunday, March 26, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 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, Brian O'Hern Big Band. 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.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sunday, 2 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet with Johnny Frigo. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Sextet. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Eric Alexander/Jim Rotondi Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Eric Alexander/Jim Rotondi Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Don Stiernberg Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Astral Project. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM (no cover). Next Friday, March 24, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. 847-724-7171.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 8 PM, Steve Hart Group. Monday, 10 PM, Project 9. 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, 8:30 PM, "Women Hold Up Half the Sound" festival (see Spot Check) with Jack the Dog, Maggie Brown, Laurie Lee Moses, and LaDonna Smith. Saturday, 8:30 PM, "Women Hold Up Half the Sound" festival (see Spot Check) with Robbie Hunsinger, Niki Mitchell, Andrea Parkins (see Critic's Choice), and Toe2000 with Yoko Noge. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell/Edward Wilkerson Quartet. Wednesday, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Orchestra. Next Sunday, March 26, 7 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet, Vida. 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 BARBERSHOP 1602 E. 53rd: Next Friday, March 24, 6 PM, Tony Rogers & Standing Room Only. 773-643-8041.

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, Ahmad Jamal Trio. Monday and Tuesday, 8 and 10 PM, James Williams's Magical Trio (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday through next Sunday, March 26, Yoron Israel Quintet. 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.

KUKLAS 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Classic Trio. 312-670-9711.

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.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM weeknights. Friday, Stephanie Browning Duo. Saturday, Jeremy Kahn Duo. Wednesday, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Stephanie Browning Duo. 312-649-5874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Next Sunday, March 26, 9 PM, Jon Menges Quartet. 773-871-3757.

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.

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). Wednesday, Nick Bisesi Group. 773-327-2739.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. 312-565-7444.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, March 26, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, March 23, Eric Roth Trio. Next Saturday, March 25, David Boykin Quartet. 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 Quintet. 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, Bob Baglione Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Dave Specter 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: Music at 9:30 PM. Sunday, Our Thing. Mondays, Matt Wilson Trio. 773-486-9862.

PLAZA TAVERN 70 W. Monroe: Fridays, 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 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 5:30 PM, Scott Stevenson Trio. Saturday, Mike Allemana Quartet. Sunday, Denise LaGrassa Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesdays, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, March 24, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Next Saturday, March 25, Henry Johnson Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Billy Flynn Trio. Saturday, Marty Sammon Trio, Dave Gordon Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursday, John Fournier Trio. Next Friday, March 24, Greg Pasenko Trio. Next Saturday, March 25, Dave Weld Trio, Juli Wood Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Mike Knaupf Quartet. Next Sunday, March 26, Ron Mills Orchestra. 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.

SCORES NIGHTCLUB 6764 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Harwood Heights: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 708-867-6767.

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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 9 PM, Olivia Block, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Helen Mirra with others. Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, sound and video by Phill Niblock with Jeb Bishop, Kevin Drumm, and Fred Lonberg-Holm. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

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 with trumpeters Maurice Brown & Corey Wilkes, vocalist Kelly Rich; midnight-2 AM, jam session hosted by Larry Smith. 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. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Duo. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, March 25, Ryan Shultz 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, Juli Wood Trio. Wednesday, Juli Wood Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday, March 24, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, March 25, 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.

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, Zebulun. 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, David Byrd's Oversoul; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Koco Brunson. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Lamont Boston & the LB's Machine; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Thurman Barker's Voyager with James Emery (see Critic's Choice). 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, Healing Force with Bill Perry. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, Fred Anderson with Tatsu Aoki & Chad Taylor. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, March 23, OJ's Quartet. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

PABLO CASALS & MANUEL DE FALLA perform at a program about the Spanish civil war (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.

DLG, VICTOR MANUELLE, HENRY CASTRO Saturday, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

BARBAROS ERKOSE ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice; free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GENESIS AT THE CROSSROADS Middle Eastern music with Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Shahin & Sepehr, Alberto Mizrahi, Salaam, Vida, Ashram, Shoshanim, Kayhan Kalhor. Next Sunday, March 26, 11 AM-6 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-929-0224.

GROUPA, ÅNON EGELAND Next Saturday, March 25, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RUBY HARRIS Klezmer music concerts. Monday, 6-10 PM, Lubavitch Headquarters, 2833 W. Howard. 773-262-2770. Tuesday, 5-9:30 PM, Wilmette Women's Club/Chai Center, 2904 Old Glenview, Wilmette. 847-251-7707.

ICARUS QUARTET WITH RUBEN ALVAREZ AND RAICES PROFUNDAS Sunday, 5 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3206.

MOST Polish folk music concert. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, ArtLink Global Center, 3616 W. Wrightwood. 773-782-2456.

HAIMA RAMASWAMY performs at the annual ICMS Youth Festival of Indian classical music and dance; free admission. Saturday, 12:30 PM, Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Rd., Lemont. 630-415-2620.

RIELEROS DEL NORTE, GRUPO MOJADO, EL PUMA DE SINALOA, BANDA, COSTE--A, LUPILLO RIVERA Next Friday, March 24, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

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.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Israeli & Sephardic music with Shashuka. 847-332-1116.

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 next Saturday, March 25, Steve Mazurowski. Tuesday, Creste Verde Quartet. Thursday, Jim Perri. 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7:30 PM, "Reflections/Reflexiones" with flamenco guitarist Tomas de Utrera and Enclave de Pasiones. Next Friday, March 24, 9 PM, Ghanatta, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca. 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, "Noche Latina" with Steve Vasquez & Gonzalo Cordova. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, 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 and Saturday, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Wednesdays, 8 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, percussion jam session (no cover). Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, Ivory Coast. 312-396-9426.

classical

ARS VIVA QUARTET with violinist Alan Heatherington and soprano Toni Arnold (Mozart, Barber, Grier). Next Sunday, March 26, 4 PM, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood. 773-667-1618.

BEMIDJI HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Friday and next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Goodfellow Hall, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4741.

BLAKE BRASCH, DEBORAH KATZ KNOWLES, EMILIO DEL ROSARIO, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN cello, percussion, and pianos, with pianists Zachary Blumenfeld and Linda Zhou in a program of music by Marta Ptaszynska. Sunday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CECILIA'S CIRCLE (Hildegard, Strozzi, Guerre). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Stage One, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

CHAMBER SOLOISTS OF CHICAGO (Beethoven, Smetana, Hindemith). Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5631.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Bach, Adams, Brahms). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Monday, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA John Sherer conducts a free concert (Handel, Bach, Haydn, Telemann, Mozart). Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570 or 414-605-0274.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR performs excerpts from Brundibar. Saturday, 12:30 PM, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-750-0589.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR SHOW CHOIR Saturday, noon, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-750-0589.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Copland, Berg, Kodaly, Schumann). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Next Sunday, March 26, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO PRO MUSICA performs . . . shevet achim gam yachad and other works by Howard Sandroff. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 1:30 PM, and Saturday, 8 PM, Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Penderecki, Schubert). See Critic's Choice. Thursday, March 23, 8 PM, next Friday, March 24, 1:30 PM, and next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with bassoonist David McGill (Bax, Mozart, Elgar). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY WIND ENSEMBLE Bruce Mack and Steve Squires conduct a free concert. Sunday, 7 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstrat and soprano Sunny Joy Langton (Copland, Barber, Bernstein, Kritz). Next Sunday, March 26, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-621-5265.

CRAIG CRAMER organ (Bach, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Smyth, Krebs). Saturday, 8 PM, St. Giles' Church, 3025 Walters, Northbrook. 847-272-6622.

GEORGE CRUMB conductor and piano, with James Freeman and Barbara Ann Martin, conductor and mezzo-soprano, and members of Ensemble Noamnesia in two all-Crumb programs. Next Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-225-5226 or 312-397-4010.

DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS Keith Hampton conducts a free concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DUBINSKY QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-667-1618.

DU PAGE CHORALE (Mozart, Zeisl). Sunday, 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with flutist Jennifer Nelson (Respighi, Franck). Next Sunday, March 26, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 N. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCERT BAND James Kull conducts "Broadway and Cinematic Favorites." Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Bob Hanson, conductor, with the Salt Creek Ballet and Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald (Saint-Saens, Carnival of the Animals). Next Saturday, March 25, 10 and 11 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor (Adams, Rachmaninoff). Next Sunday, March 26, 7 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

SASHA GERRITSON AND LYNN BRANT soprano and piano, perform "Music of Broadway." Wednesday, 3 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

KAREN GOMYO violin, with pianist Robert Koenig (Mozart, Prokofiev, Ranjbaran, Shostakovich, Vecsey, Sarasate). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 3 PM, Ensemble Noamnesia (Bussotti, Liebeskind, Gregorio, Braxton, Coleman, Evangelista). 312-362-9707.

ICARUS QUARTET WITH RUBEN ALVAREZ AND RAICES PROFUNDAS Sunday, 5 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3206.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with the Cuarteto de Cuerdas America (Hindemith, Elgar, Mahler, Vazquez). Saturday, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

LEAH INGERHAM AND PAUL VENDER WEELE soprano and piano, in a free concert (Schumann, Faure, Vaughan Williams, R. Strauss, Saint-Saens, Brahms, and others). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-604-6338.

MOON JUNG KIM piano, in a free concert (Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Bartok, Chopin). Sunday, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020.

LIYA KISINA AND ALEX AKOPOV piano and violin (Bach, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov). Next Sunday, March 26, 3 PM, Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation, 5029 N. Kenmore. 773-561-0435.

FRED KOCH with Midwest Young Artists chamber ensemble and jazz combo. Friday, 10:30 AM and noon, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 847-328-9998.

LAKESIDE BRASS QUINTET in a free concert (Bernstein, Arnold, Vaughan Williams). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. Sunday, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 2 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Vincenzo La Scola and soprano Ruth Ann Swenson (Donizetti, The Elixir of Love). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Yoel Levi, conductor, with soprano Denyce Graves and tenor Richard Leech (Bizet, Carmen). 312-332-2244.

MAGELLAN STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Tan, Brahms). Sunday, 8 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084 or 847-491-5441.

SYLVIA McNAIR soprano, with pianist Martin Katz (Faure, Messiaen, Ravel, Bizet, Duparc, Granados, Falla, Corigliano). Next Sunday, March 26, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MIDORI violin, with pianist Robert McDonald. Sunday, 3 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6454.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS in a free "Chamber Music Musicale." Next Sunday, March 26, 2 PM, Indian Trails Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck, Wheeling. 847-328-9998.

ALINA MARIA MLECZKO saxophone, with pianist Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio (Grudzien, Chmielarz, Villa-Lobos, Kritz). Wednesday, noon, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3780.

MOSCOW SOLOISTS Yuri Bashmet, conductor and viola (Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WARREN MOULTON AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor and piano, in a free program of "the Best of Broadway." Wednesday, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman, conductor (Rebel, Rameau). Next Sunday, March 26, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH SHORE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS in a free performance of works by Buxtehude and Mendelssohn. Sunday, 4 PM, St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-328-1430.

NORTH WIND QUINTET (Mozart, Danzi, Beethoven, Arnold, Verdi) in a free concert. Next Sunday, March 26, 3 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Samuel Magad, conductor, with harpist Sarah Bullen and coloratura soprano Elizabeth Norman (Handel, Debussy, Mahler). Next Sunday, March 26, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

OPUS 3 piano trio in a free recital (Julstrom, Shostakovich, Beethoven). Wednesday, noon, Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians, 1148 W. Chicago. 312-738-2646.

ORION ENSEMBLE performs contemporary music of women composers (Tate, Milew, Clarke, Thomas). Friday, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

PACIFICA QUARTET Next Sunday, March 26, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

PAMELA Z Voice and electronics. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, recital hall, Columbia College Music Building, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7270.

PARK RIDGE CIVIC ORCHESTRA Edgar Muenzer, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore and the Downers Grove Choral Society (Verdi, Requiem). Sunday, 3 PM, Pickwick Theater, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-7726.

PRAIRIE BRASS BAND Sunday, 3 PM, John Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas, Arlington Heights. 847-538-5842 or 815-477-9034.

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

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

ANDREW SCHOLBERG AND DENNIS ZIMMER baroque flute & recorder and harpsichord, in a free performance. Next Sunday, March 26, 3:30 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-366-3226.

SERAPHIM women's vocal ensemble, with pianist William Billingham (Persichetti, Debussy, Andriessen). Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, St. Luke's Church, 528 Lathrop, River Forest. Next Sunday, March 26, 5:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 773-472-4502.

SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC GUITAR STUDENTS in a free concert. Saturday, 11:30 AM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-427-6267.

SIAMSA NA NGAEL "An Evening of Celtic Music, Dance, and Song" with the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, the Old Saint Patrick's Choir, and narrator Gregory Peck in a performance of Liam Lawton's The Shepherd Boy. Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

MUSICIANS OF THE STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

MUSICIANS OF THE STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS with violinist Miriam Fried (Ravel, Schubert, Beethoven). Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. Next Sunday, March 26, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 630-840-2787.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST AND SYMPHONY CHORUS Jay Friedman, conductor, with Nancy Pifer and G. Nicholas Bullat, soprano and organ (Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens). Next Sunday, March 26, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

JENNIFER TROWBRIDGE guitar (Turina, Torroba, Albeniz, Lauro, Villa-Lobos). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-1445.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR Paul Wiens, director (Bach, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, David Hogan, Max Reger). Saturday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Gerard Sundberg, director (Scheickele). Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHITMAN STRING QUARTET (Verdi, Tan Dun, Brahms). Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084 or 847-491-5441.

fairs & festivals

NAPERVILLE BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL Holiday Inn Select, 1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville: Next Friday, March 24, 7:30 PM, Special Consensus; 8:15 PM, J.D. Crowe & the New South; 9 PM, Karl Shiflett & Big Country; 9:45 PM, Chapman Family. Next Saturday, March 25, 1 PM, Chapman Family; 1:40 PM, Rarely Herd; 2:20 PM, Claire Lynch & the Front Porch String Band; 3:10 PM, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; 3:55 PM, Special Consensus; 4:35 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band; 6:30 PM, Bull Harman Band; 7 PM, Chapman Family; 7:40 PM, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; 8:25 PM, Claire Lynch & the Front Porch String Band; 9:20 PM, Rarely Herd; 10 PM, Special Consensus with Don Stiernberg; 10:50 PM, Young Adult Super Pickers. Next Sunday, March 26, 1 PM, Lawrence Family; 1:30 PM, Youth & Open Division fiddle contests; 2:50 PM, Megan & Marcus Mullins; 3:20 PM, fiddle contest winners. 630-505-4900.

miscellaneous

ARTEMIS SINGERS lesbian-feminist ensemble performs music "composed by and for women." Thursday, 7 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE AND SONES DE MEXICO in a program of traditional Mexican music. Next Sunday, March 26, 5 PM, Epiphany Parish, 2524 S. Keeler. 312-294-3206.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS Annual "Kidjazz" concert. Friday, 7 PM, and Sunday, 1 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

RICHARD GERSTEN tenor, sings "operettas, musicals, folk songs" in a free concert. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Events Building Theatre, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. 773-481-8863.

GUITAR DUO ECLECTICO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

HUBBLE MIDDLE SCHOOL SHOW CHOIR EXPRESSION Free in-store polka performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, accordionist Robert Cruz. 773-489-9554.

DAN MOSTELLO & HECTOR FERNANDEZ Free in-store flamenco performance. Next Saturday, March 25, 8 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

PAMELA Z Voice and electronics. Next Friday, March 24, 8 PM, recital hall, Columbia College Music Building, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7270.

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

SIAMSA NA NGAEL "An Evening of Celtic Music, Dance, and Song" with the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, the Old Saint Patrick's Choir, and narrator Gregory Peck in a performance of Liam Lawton's The Shepherd Boy. Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 9 PM, Olivia Block, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Helen Mirra with others. Next Saturday, March 25, 10 PM, sound and video by Phill Niblock with Jeb Bishop, Kevin Drumm, and Fred Lonberg-Holm. 773-227-3617.

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS' CHOIR Free concert. Next Friday, March 24, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VOICES OF THE FUTURE 2000 Free concert series by elementary, middle, and high school choirs. Tuesday, 11 AM, Assiniboine South Youth Choir, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

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