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

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

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

PAUL ANKA Next Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

JIM BAILEY Barbra Streisand tribute. Next Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

DAN BAUMAN performs on theremin as a musical guest to the performance piece/talk show Bring Me the Head of Del Close. Next Saturday, April 1, midnight, Playground Theater, 3341 N. Lincoln. 773-250-3004.

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

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

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

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

COMMON Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Crow's Nest Music, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

EDGAR CRUZ Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Bluejays' Roost, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

D'ANGELO, MOS DEF Next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Next Saturday, April 1, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DEFENDER, VOLTA DO MAR, TROUBLED HUBBLE, TAYLOR Benefit for UIC Habitat for Humanity. Friday, 6:30 PM, Agape House, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1046 W. Polk. 312-666-2676 or 312-492-7494.

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

DIDO Free in-store performance. Thursday, March 30, 5 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

DIDO, TARA MACLEAN Thursday, March 30, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DRAGKING, VJ DARRELL at a benefit party for the Chicago Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 312-322-1761 or 773-381-6507.

ERIK M, TV POW Free admission. Next Saturday, April 1, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

JOHN HALL Free in-store performance. Monday, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

HELLO DAVE, DOMESTIC PROBLEMS, NADAS Next Saturday, April 1, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

BEKI HEMINGWAY Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

JARS OF CLAY Free in-store performance. Tuesday, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JARS OF CLAY, BURLAP TO CASHMERE, DAVID WILCOX Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Convocation and Athletic Center, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3121 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

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

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

CHRIS & SCOTT LIGON, HEATERSONS perform at "Chris and Heather's L'il 16-mm Film Jamboree." Free admission. Thursday, March 30, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAP OF JULY Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

DAVID MEAD Free in-store performance. Tuesday, noon, Crow's Nest Music, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-9196.

LUIS MIGUEL Tuesday, 8:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MR. BLOTTO, ZEN TRICKSTERS Next Friday, March 31, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

PAUL OAKENFOLD, DAVE RALPH Next Friday, March 31, 9 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

GREGG OPELKA performs at the annual dinner of the International Save the Pun Foundation. Next Saturday, April 1, 6 PM, Como Inn, 546 N. Milwaukee. 773-973-3523.

CARLOS ORTEGA performs as a musical guest to the performance piece/talk show Bring Me the Head of Del Close. Next Friday, March 31, midnight, Playground Theater, 3341 N. Lincoln. 773-250-3004.

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

RICK RIZZO & TARA KEY in a free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Sunday, 3:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

TINA TURNER, LIONEL RICHIE Saturday, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

UNDERGROUND ANARCHIST PARTY DJs spin punk, hip-hop, and house music at a benefit for the Anarchist Building Project. Next Saturday, April 1, 9 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-394-0615.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, 10 PM, Slink Moss & the Flying Aces, Matt Tiegler. Saturday, Big Guitars From Memphis, Kimi Hayes. Next Friday, March 31, Alice Peacock, Heatersons, Cads. Next Saturday, April 1, Buzzards. Next Sunday, April 2, Barry Sinclair. 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: Saturday, 9 PM, Selective Recall. 630-832-3742.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 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: Saturday, 10 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-296-2335.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, April 1, Jenny McCarthy. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, John Mathie, Abbeys, Nationwide, New Youth Revolution. Saturday, Bleary, Tarts, Joygirl. Sunday, 7 PM, Rubber Head, Paulina Franze. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesday, Atomic Zombies, American Dream. Thursday, Great Scott, Bob's Yer Uncle. Next Friday, March 31, 9 PM, Asian American Showcase Rock Show with Kim, National Trust, Mirroramerica, Sweeder, and Sinister Luck Ensemble. Next Saturday, April 1, Country Melvins, the Strike, Polkaholics. 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. Thursday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Mahago Eno, Salome. Saturday, Trouser, Apartment (see Spot Check). Monday, 9:30 PM, Stolie; 10 PM, open mike. Thursday, Kim Ladd, Alina Grace, Second Hand Poets. Next Friday, March 31, Pillow Mints, Seamus. Next Saturday, April 1, Quasar Wut-Wut, Hypno Fugue. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, 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: Saturday, 11 PM, Bass Mobile. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. Thursday and next Friday, March 31, John Pizzarelli. 312-944-2200.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 1, Tom Carey Band. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Major Woody. Next Saturday, April 1, Hearts in Armor. 630-830-2565.

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

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Liz Berg Band. Saturday, New Speedway Boogie. Next Friday, March 31, Buckethead. Next Saturday, April 1, Bello. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Kat Parsons. Saturday, Evil Petting Zoo. Next Friday, March 31, Paula & the Seventh Son. Next Saturday, April 1, Cats Under the Stars. 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. Saturday, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Wednesdays, DJ Hide. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Wishing Well. Saturday, Wicked Garden. Next Friday, March 31, Sandra Lee Band. Next Saturday, April 1, Jostelen Weed. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, March 30, 9 PM, Tim Mahoney. Next Saturday, April 1, American English. 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: Saturday, 9 PM, Nicholas Barron. Wednesday, 7 PM, Erin McDougald. 312-642-4200.

CLUB NU 2121 E. New York, Aurora: Saturday, 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 30, Mousse T., Boris Dlugosch. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Bumpus, Blue Nova. Next Saturday, April 1, 10:30 PM, Push Down & Turn, Jack Fife. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music. Fridays and next Saturday, April 1, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Scarlet Runner. 847-541-4700.

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

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Urban Twist; 10:30 PM, Patty Morabito. Saturday, 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. Next Saturday, April 1, 6 and 8:30 PM, Cory Jamison (tribute to Hoagy Carmichael). 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Frankie. Monday, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Miller. Wednesday, DJ Jon Langford spins country music. Thursday, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. 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, Luxx, Made to Fade, Evil Beaver. Saturday, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends (see Post No Bills), Paulina Hollers. Sunday, 9 PM, Souvenirs, Old #8, Cowlily. Monday, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge with Common. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kelis. Thursday, 9 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Tracer, the Blame, Mount St. Helens. Next Friday, March 31, 10 PM, Dirty Three, Storm & Stress, Disaster Action Team. Next Saturday, April 1, 10 PM, Cupcakes, Cells. Next Sunday, April 2, 7 PM, Pimps, Papa Roach, Ill Root. 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 Dave Gandy, Danny Martin, Flip & Cesar Ramirez. Thursdays, Derrick Carter & Lego. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Led It Out. Next Saturday, April 1, Shortcuts. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke, Neill & Adrian. Thursdays, guest DJs spin. Next Friday, March 31, 10 PM, DMV DJs spin bhangra, Hindi, hip-hop, and house. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Jenkins Band. Saturday, Four Story. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, March 31, Libido Funk Circus. Next Saturday, April 1, Critics. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 8 PM Sundays, 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Fabulous Janes, Paul Allodi. Saturday, Trippin' Billies, 12 Oz. Glory, Jason Mast. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, March 31, Then Again, Whitey O'Day. Next Saturday, April 1, Pat McCurdy, Jim Hennning. 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: Saturday, 10 PM, Rico. 708-687-4244.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Gertrude, Telstar, Mercury. Saturday, Forty Piece Choir, Audio ID, the Fez. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, Lexie Bloor Band. Tuesday, 9 PM, Sean Kelly & Rob Somers, Extravery. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, Kick the Cat. Thursday, Rebecca's Statue, Sono. Next Friday, March 31, Box-o-car, Mark Watson Band, Poonsapaya. Next Saturday, April 1, 9 PM, Baby Ray, Flippin Minnows, Bombpop, Area Man, Gayle Ritt. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 8-Track. Saturday, Mind Over Matter. Thursday, Nick & Dave. Next Friday, March 31, Eleventh Hour. Next Saturday, April 1, Bill Bixby Experience. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Gluecifer (see Spot Check), Gaza Strippers, Fireballs of Freedom. Saturday, Rick Rizzo & Tara Key (see Critic's Choice), National Trust, David Boykin Outet. Sunday, Sativa, PNS, Current. Monday, the Shiv (see Spot Check), Zelienople, Organ Wolf. Thursday, Voicecrack. Next Friday, March 31, Zen Guerrilla, Nebula, the Go. Next Saturday, April 1, Cash Audio, Dishes, Competitorr. Next Sunday, April 2, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with guests Steve Tang & Ken Meier. 773-276-3600.

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 & Dave Cannalte spin trance music. Thursdays, Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, Mystic Raven. Saturday, U Godda. Next Friday, March 31, Who's This Mary?, Loomis. Next Saturday, April 1, Major Woody. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Dillinger Four, Scared of Chaka, Das Boot, Real Estate Fraud; 10 PM, A-Z Consolidated, Persons, Plague of Yeti. Saturday, 4 PM, Hot Water Music, Elliott, Buried Alive, Snuff, Murder City Devils; 9 PM, Murder City Devils, the Nerves, Hot Water Music, the Squad. Sunday, 3 PM, Figure 4, Point of Recognition, Blamed, Back Up; 7 PM, Rainer Maria, Reversal of Man, Stereo, Pollen. Wednesday, 6 PM, Ataris, Beefcake, Big Wig, Facet, Logans Loss. Thursday, 6 PM, Digger, Weakerthans, Error Type :11, Ashtray Babyhead. Next Friday, March 31, 7 PM, MU330, Potshot, Peacocks; 10:30 PM, Metalux, Unshown, Love 666. Next Saturday, April 1, 5 PM, Pezz, Muchacha, Go Fast; 9 PM, Pedro the Lion, Very Secretary, T.W. Walsh. Next Sunday, April 2, 1 PM, benefit for the Brian Deneke Memorial Committee with Arrivals, Deals Gone Bad, Lawrence Arms, American Heritage, Mary Tyler Morphine, Rocks Pennycar, Landos 45, and Tractorboy; 8 PM, Make Up, Dead Meadow. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Steve Forbert; 10 PM, Mekons (see Critic's Choice), EIEIO. Thursday, 9 PM, Mike Plume Band, Satya Graha. Next Friday, March 31, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Next Saturday, April 1, 9:30 PM, Beatle Brothers. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Saturdays, DJs spin dance music upstairs in the loft. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Saturday, Maggie Speaks. Thursday, Kraig Kenning & Co. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Core. Saturday, Critics. Thursday, Revolver. Next Friday, March 31, Kato the Houseboy. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Next Friday, March 31, Only Sons. Next Saturday, April 1, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Wednesday, Compost All-Stars (DJs from Germany's Sonar Kollektiv). 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, Lush Budget, Bric-a-brac. Saturday, Psychodeli. Next Friday, March 31, B.K. Read Blues Band. 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. Friday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Saturday, 8 PM, Honey West hosts "Men of Gentry 2001 Calendar Competition"; 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Monday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday through next Friday, March 31, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Next Sunday, April 2, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Anthony Micheletti & Dan Stetzel; 9:30 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiellol; 10 PM, Cissy Conner & Lex McCauley. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 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, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen. Next Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Next Sunday, April 2, 9:30 PM, Nan Mason. 773-348-1053.

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

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Jason Jones. 773-549-3232.

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.

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Lauren Brombert Band, Blue Lit Souls. Wednesday, 8 PM, Chicago Songwriters Collective with Jim Loftus, Donna Adler, Stephanie Fletcher, and Marlon St. John. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Friday, 8 PM, Peter Searcy (see Spot Check), Neve, Frankie Machine (see Spot Check). 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S 1 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). Next Saturday, April 1, 9 PM, Rico. 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. Friday, 10:30 PM, Ali Baba's Tahini. Saturday, 11 PM, Homewreckers. Sunday, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner & others. Next Friday, March 31, 10:30 PM, MacDonald Chamberlain. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Friday, "Bitch's Ball" with Matt Warren & Keith Ware. Saturdays, Matt Warren. Thursday, Keith Ware. 312-236-4355.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Cash Money, Richmond Fontaine. Saturday, 10 PM, White Hassle, Cash Money. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Old #8, Ex-Husbands, Pedal Steel Transmission. Thursday, 10 PM, Warn Defever & the 100 Years Band, Naysayer. Next Friday, March 31, 9 PM, "Love, Lawyers, and Debt" benefit with John Stirratt & Leroy Bach, Andrew Bird, Bobby Conn, Tallulah, Diane Izzo, Archer Prewitt, I Rowboat, Kennett Brothers, and Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Next Saturday, April 1, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the Hots, Tijuana Bibles. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Dogs Undecided, Peace Treaty. Saturday, Lightning & Thunder. Next Friday, March 31, Roadhouse Dogs, Dreaming Tree. Next Saturday, April 1, PBR Street Band, XLR8. 773-929-0944.

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

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Fairlanes. Next Saturday, April 1, Thunder Road. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thursday, March 30, 7:30 PM, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Peking Turtle. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, turntablist Erik M, DJ collective Don't Sleep, and vocalist and flamenco guitarist Francoise Atlan & Juan Carmona. Next Saturday, April 1, 9 PM, "Feast of Fools" variety show with Victoria Lamarr, Jo-Jo, Silky Jumbo, Joseph Ravens, DJ Jaaydee, and others. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, 9 PM, and Sunday, 8 PM, Queensryche, Jesse James Dupree. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Satyricon (see Spot Check), Immortal, Angel Corpse, Krisiun. Wednesday, Melvin Seals & JGB, Jack Straw. Thursday, Ekoostik Hookah, Rebecca's Statue. Next Friday, March 31, Groove Collective, B-Side Players, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Next Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, Guster, Josh Rouse. Next Sunday, April 2, 7:30 and 11:45 PM, Redman, Method Man, Outsidaz, Outfitters. 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.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, March 31, Shades of Grey, Prehensile Tale. 708-389-7810.

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, Danagas. Saturday, Tim Mahoney & the Meenies, Billy Seidel. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Anne Harris. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, Underwater People. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, April 1, Joe Higgins. 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, Bottle of Justus. Saturday, Revolver. Next Friday, March 31, Maggie Speaks. Next Saturday, April 1, Then Again. 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 Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. 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. Fridays, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Torturing Elvis. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesdays, DJ Arnold, Naked Jenga. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, Waystation. 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. Friday, 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, Scrawl. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Saturday, April 1, John Sleezer Band. 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, Screaming Blue Dogs, Almighty Rogers. Saturday, Ian Crockett Band, Project. Wednesday, "Pop Wednesday" hosted by Phil Angotti. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Friday, March 31, Ethyline. Next Saturday, April 1, Molasses, Soul Shakedown. Next Sunday, April 2, Pete Special Band. 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, Daniel Thompson, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, DJs Brian G & Frique. Tuesday, Dave Gandy, DJ Touch. Wednesdays, Bandoleros, DJ Mel Hammond. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. 773-227-2277.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 7 PM Fridays, 5 PM Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays, and 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays. 312-337-8080.

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

MAGOO'S UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Mary Pratt. Saturday, DJ Function. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Spin Twin & Funktion. Next Friday, March 31, Sag Town Hustlers. Next Saturday, April 1, After Grace. 773-327-2739.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Thursday, March 30, 8-10 PM, "quiet percussion" drum circle hosted by Rhythm Revolution. 773-506-4393, ext. 3.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM nightly, 9 PM-5 AM on Saturdays. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Freedy Johnston (see Spot Check), Neal With an A. Saturday, Webstirs, Swinger. Wednesday, Oucho Sparks, Dragonfly. Next Friday, March 31, Project Object (Frank Zappa tribute). Next Saturday, April 1, Slugs, Mega Super Ultra. 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.

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, Donnas (see Critic's Choice), Smugglers, Plus Ones, Starball; 11:30 PM, Mekons (see Critic's Choice), Archer Prewitt & friends. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Soil, Blank Theory, Left Setter, Jake:u:ohff. Sunday, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Ike Reilly, Plain White T's, Woolworthy. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Relative Ash, Clockbox, Nickleback, Faroutofme. Next Friday, March 31, 10 PM, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, DJ Warp, DJ Daniel Givens. Next Saturday, April 1, 7 PM, Rollins Band, Apartment 26. 773-549-0203.

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

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

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

MONKEY ROOM 1351 W. Addison: Friday, 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. Friday, Baldwin Brothers, J. Davis Trio. Saturday, Dollar Love Plus, Adequate Brothers, Blamaday. Sundays, DJ Revize. Tuesdays, open mike. Next Friday, March 31, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Keinfelter, Spiveys. 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, Kraig Kenning. 847-940-7134.

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

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

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Lounge Puppets. Saturday, Jocelyn Weed. Next Friday, March 31, Mystic Raven, Blind Roosevelts. Next Saturday, April 1, Seventh Heaven. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9:30 PM, Fat Time, Urban Funk Ordinance, DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Peking Turtle, Fifth World, 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 31, 9 PM, Fareed Haque Sextet with Douglas Leiva (tribute to Pablo Neruda). Next Saturday, April 1, 10:30 PM, Chicago Catz, Rolling Clones. 773-489-0011.

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, Shortcuts. Next Saturday, April 1, Soccer Mom. 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, Gasoline Rainbows. Saturday, Wellstones. Sunday, Iago, Multivitamins. Wednesdays, Plastics Hi-Fi. Thursday, the Idea, Gamut Dynamic. Next Friday, March 31, Futuristic Dragon, Secret Police, English Softhearts. Next Saturday, April 1, Chuck Cox Band. 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 30, Chi-Lites. 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: Friday, 10 PM, Toy Band. 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Only Sons. Saturday, Alex & the Allstars. Next Friday, March 31, Jostelen Weed. Next Saturday, April 1, Mr. Meyers. 630-924-9368.

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

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

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, 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, Tom America, Josh Werner. Saturday, Oliver Lieb, Chad Sommer, Charles Little, John Curley. Next Friday, March 31, Dan Bell & 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, Returnables, Midas Amputee, Jeff Lescher. Saturday, Creepy D, the Motion, Clot. Sunday, Sheck, Rubber-o Cement, Wolf Eyes. Tuesday, MIJ, Camden, Marius Bell. Wednesday, Zygota, North by Northwest, Naginada. Thursday, Ghosts & Vodka, Rolo Tomasi, Ming. Next Friday, March 31, Lupin, Slot Car, Leisure Dynamics. Next Saturday, April 1, the Race, Sterling. Next Sunday, April 2, DJs spin. 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, 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.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Thursday, March 30, 8 PM, benefit for Stockyards Theatre Project with music by QJoy and performances by members of the theater company. 773-271-9944.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 9 PM, Michael McDermott, Orphans, Stewart Francke. Sunday, 9 PM, Apples in Stereo, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci (see Critic's Choice), Chris Holmes. Monday, 8 PM, David Gray. Tuesday, 9 PM, Wes Hollywood, Atomic Numbers, Molly. Wednesday, 9 PM, David Mead, Justin Roberts. Thursday, 9 PM, Push Stars, Love Cars. Next Friday, March 31, 10 PM, Bad Livers, Cats & Jammers. Next Saturday, April 1, 10 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller, R.B. Morris. Next Sunday, April 2, 8 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Rubber. Next Saturday, April 1, Love in a Box. 630-372-2900.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Next Friday, March 31, Gypsi Fari. Next Saturday, April 1, Jerry Sprague & the Remainders. 773-528-7569.

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

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Kenny Hawk's Space Night, Sativa. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abelorious spin deep Latin grooves. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Next Saturday, April 1, DJ Michelle, Brian Borden. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, April 1, Ion Vein, Syris, Skullview. 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. Fridays, Mark Hultmark. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave. 773-327-7711.

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

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Next Saturday, April 1, 10 PM, Halcyon. Next Sunday, April 2, 8 PM, Zrazy. 773-561-7363.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Ego, Seven 4 Slide, E-Vans. Saturday, 11 PM, Chicago Samba School. Next Friday, March 31, benefit for the I Have a Dream Foundation with Fat Time. 773-278-6600.

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

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Wednesday, Razed in Black, Project .44, Naked Lunch, DJ Evil. 773-472-6900.

TOP CAT LOUNGE 2354 N. Clybourn: Saturday, 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.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Ellen Rosner, Joy Eden Harrison. Saturday, 7 and 9 PM, Kevin So, Joni Laurence. Monday, 7 and 9 PM, Melissa Ferrick. Wednesdays, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Blue Lit Souls. Thursday, Lou Carlozo, Antje. 773-929-3680.

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

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

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, Stockboy. Thursday, Blackdog. 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, Deja Vu, Maggie Colby. Saturday, Leftovers, King's Highway. Tuesday, Underwater People. Thursdays, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, March 31, Generations. Next Saturday, April 1, Shades of Grey, Dogs Undecided. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Clams UK. Saturdays, open stage. Next Friday, March 31, Brothers Kaye. 312-943-7815.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Tuesday, 7:30 PM, "local vocal" concert with Wendy Morgan & others. 312-396-9426.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Phat Planet. Sundays, DJ Matthew King (no cover). Next Friday, March 31, Poor Charlie. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Aswah Greggorri, Reggae Cowboys. Saturday, Zeleke, Kwame. Sunday, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Skaspecial. Next Friday, March 31, Flex Crew. Next Saturday, April 1, Third Coast, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Rebecca's Statue. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Next Saturday, April 1, Whiskey Kitchen. 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 Thursdays through Fridays, 10 PM-4 AM. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BLT, ANnE-MARIE AKIN, LAURA DOHERTY Next Sunday, April 2, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

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

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

MARK DVORAK Next Sunday, April 2, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL in a tribute to Patsy Cline. Free concert. Next Friday, March 31, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

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

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

LEFTOVER SALMON Next Saturday, April 1, 7:30 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, April 2, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

MASTERS OF THE STEEL STRING GUITAR with Eddie Pennington, Johnny Bellar, Wayne Henderson, John Cephas & Phil Wiggins. Next Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

SUSAN McCLELLAND, ANDREW CALHOUN, RICK NEELEY Saturday, 7:30 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

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

LEE MURDOCK Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Next Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple & Main, Lombard. 630-964-4871.

NAPERVILLE BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

LAURENCE NUGENT & FRIENDS Next Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

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

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

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

STRINGWOOD Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

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

ZRAZY Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, Eric Anderson, Ralph Covert. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Jeff Ward. Next Friday, March 31, 9 PM, Alice Peacock, Heatersons, Cads. Next Sunday, April 2, Barry Sinclair. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Jaime Koerner. Saturday, Brushfire. Next Friday, March 31, Steve & Jenny Moss. 847-332-1116.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, 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. Saturday, On the Mainline. 708-747-9190.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Friday and Saturday, 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 Jon Langford spins country music. 773-472-2771.

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

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Phil Angotti. 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: Sundays, 7-10 PM, Chicago Rovers. 312-563-9631.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Live music Thursday through Sunday nights after 9 PM. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, David Crawford performs with theater group A Sense of Urgency. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Peg Lehman. Next Saturday, April 1, Barbara Silverman. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Monday, Don Gibson, Garrett Lang, Nancy Connelly. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Wednesday, 8 PM, Chicago Songwriters Collective with Jim Loftus, Donna Adler, Stephanie Fletcher, and Marlon St. John. 773-472-5139.

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Old #8, Ex-Husbands, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, April 1, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, the Hots, Tijuana Bibles. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Napper Tandy. Saturday, Velvet Green. Next Friday, March 31, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

JACK'S RESTAURANT & TAP 901 W. Jackson: Saturday, 5 PM, benefit dinner for the Nuclear Energy Information Service with music by Low Rent Collective Ensemble. 847-869-7650.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 9:30 PM, Siucra. Tuesday, 10 PM, "fiddle summit" with Stuart Rosenberg & Ruby Harris Electric Violin Band. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Next Saturday, April 1, 7 PM, open mike & sing-along. 847-836-6278.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 1, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Saturday, Mike & Amy Finders (see Spot Check). Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thursday, David Snyder. Next Friday, March 31, Roving Irish Revue, J.B. Pariah & Accomplices. 773-743-3355.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Saturday, April 1, 10 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller, R.B. Morris. Next Sunday, April 2, 8 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller. 773-525-2508.

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

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Richard Gilewitz. Next Friday, March 31, Mike Offutt. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Sunday, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Hannah Judson. Next Friday, March 31, Andrew Calhoun, Greenchoby. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, Debi Kujawa. 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: Friday, 8 PM, Sandy Andina. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Ben Porter. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, March 31, 10 PM, Emily Cunningham & Matt Capazzi. 773-271-0401.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

LONNIE BROOKS Saturday, 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. Saturday, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

FRANKIE KEANE Free concert. Thursday, March 30, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS perform at the American Diabetes Association Jump Jazz & Squeal Gala. Next Saturday, April 1, 6:30 PM, Sheraton Chicago, 301 E. North Water. 312-346-1805.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS!: LOOK WHAT A WONDER Walter Robinson's gospel opera. Next Saturday, April 1, 7 PM, and next Sunday, April 2, 3 PM, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet/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, Blind Mississippi Morris. Saturday, Eddie King. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Shirley Johnson. Monday, Big Time Sarah & BTS Express. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Eddie King. Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Sunday, Michael Coleman. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, King Corey. Wednesday, Liz Mandville-Greeson. Thursday, J.W. Williams. Next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, Eddie C. Campbell. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Rockin' Johnny. Saturday, Big Bill Hickey & Hubert Sumlin. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesdays, Willie Higgins & the Mob. Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny Band. Thursday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Friday, March 31, Joanna Connor & Buzz Kilman. Next Saturday, April 1, Otis Rush. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Keith Scott. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Friday, March 31, Pete Special. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesday, open jam with Drivin' Wheel. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, E.C. Scott, Elmo Bliss. Saturday, Curtis Salgado, Danny Draher. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesday, Jimmy Burns. Wednesday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Thursday, Skeeter Brandon. Next Friday, March 31, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Wild Child Butler, Gordon Bonham. Next Saturday, April 1, Rusty Zinn, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 312-427-0333.

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and 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, Matthew Skoller Band. Saturday, Billy Flynn & the Flynn Tones. Next Friday, March 31, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 630-513-0074.

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

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM. Next Sunday, April 2, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-358-9150.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Big Walter Smith & the Groove Merchants. Saturday, Magic Slim. Sundays, Byther Smith. Mondays, Charlie Love. Tuesdays, Matthew Skoller. Wednesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Thursday, Phil Guy. Next Friday, March 31, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Blind Mississippi Morris. Next Saturday, April 1, Carlos Johnson. Next Sunday, April 2, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Todd T. Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Steepwater Blues Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray. Next Saturday, April 1, 9:30 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 708-484-3610.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Next Saturday, April 1, Carl Davis Band. 815-741-9207.

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

HOPCATS BREWING CO. 2354 N. Clybourn: Sundays, 8 PM, Dex's Blues Jam. 773-868-4461.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Charlie Love. Thursday, Joanna Connor Band. Next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, Chicago Playboys. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Kingsnakes. Saturday, Arbor Ave. Station. Next Friday, March 31, Hired Guns. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs, 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 31 and April 1, Barbara LeShoure. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesday, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Thursdays, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday, March 31, Shirley King & the SKB's with Zanne Mack. 312-360-1558.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Howlin' Wolf Jr. Thursday, Grand Marquis. Next Friday, March 31, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, April 1, Iceman Robinson. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Saturday, 9 PM, Mike Dangeroux. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Jeff Zak & the Cold Shot Band. Next Friday, March 31, Rock Bottom Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Friday, 10 PM, Screaming Blue Dogs, Almighty Rogers. 773-871-3757.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Big Sweaty Men. Next Saturday, April 1, Guilty. 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.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Moods. Saturday, Woody Johnson Band. Wednesday, Fruteland Jackson. Next Friday, March 31, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 815-477-0340.

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, tribute to Sunnyland Slim with Pinetop Perkins, Steve Freund. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, March 31, Willie Kent & the Gents. 773-342-0452.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Saturday, April 1, 10 PM, Buddy & Julie Miller, R.B. Morris. 773-525-2508.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday, March 31, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

UNCLE SNORKY'S 6319 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music after 9 PM. Friday, 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. Friday, Blue Watusis. 773-281-7112.

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday, March 31, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Thursday, March 30, noon, Crow's Nest Music, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BENHANS JAZZ DUO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. 

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

JEB BISHOP DUO performs at the literary reading "From Germany to Chicago: New Voices in Fiction." Monday, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

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

WINARD HARPER SEPTET See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. Thursday, 7:30 PM (with opening act Marvinetta), DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

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

LATE NIGHT BLUES Student vocal jazz ensemble performs at a benefit to raise funds to attend the International Festival of University Choirs in Poland. The Elmhurst College Jazz Band and alumni jazz band vocalists will also perform. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515 or 630-617-6100.

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

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

PAT METHENY TRIO See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 and 11 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

MOTHRA Free in-store performances. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. LaGrange, Orland Park. 708-574-0800.

JOHN PATITUCCI Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 1, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

NICHOLAS PAYTON QUINTET, RANDY BRECKER WITH JOEL HELLENY, LEW TABACKIN, CEDAR WALTON & HOWARD ALDEN Friday, 8 PM (preceded by vintage jazz performance footage and films at 6:30 PM in Buntrock Hall), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

JOHN PIZZARELLI Free in-store performance. Next Friday, March 31, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

RHYTHM ROCKETS, JIMMY SUTTON'S FOUR CHARMS with dance performances by Culture Shock Chicago, Footprints Tap Ensemble, Eight-to-the-Bar, Forklift Dance Productions, and Rob van Haaren & Diane Thomas. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000 or 773-782-1927.

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

JOSE VALDEZ DUO Concert and viewing of the exhibit Outsider and Folk Art From Chicago Collections. Next Friday, March 31, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

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

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Eric Schneider, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt 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, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, March 31, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, April 1, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Johnny Frigo Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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

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, Detour. Sunday through next Sunday, April 2, 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.

BIG NIGHT 749 N. Clark: Jazz and swing Fridays and Saturdays after 8:30 PM; no cover. 312-397-1201.

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, Paul Abella 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. Thursday, March 30, and next Friday, March 31, John Pizzarelli. 312-944-2200.

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

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

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, March 30, Paul Jacki Trio. 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, Libby York Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Paulinho Garcia & John Paul. Next Friday, March 31, 5:30 PM, April Aloisio Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Bob Centano Quartet. 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 31, 9 PM, Tony Smith. 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, guitarist Matt Ross. 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.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Wednesday, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (preceded by dance lessons at 8 PM). 773-202-9209.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Fractures & Fissures Double Trio. Wednesday, Steve Lacy-Roswell Rudd Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Matt Erion Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Will Cramer. Saturday, Paul Arthur Trio. Next Friday, March 31, Jeff Gilmore Group. 847-718-9272.

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

FIRESIDE BEVERLY 10730 S. Western: Next Sunday, April 2, 5-8 PM, Gloria Shannon. 773-779-3606.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Wednesday, 8 PM, John Burnett Swing Orchestra with Brienn Perry & Frieda Lee. Next Sunday, April 2, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra. 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, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

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

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

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, David Boykin Expanse. 773-373-6292.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Astral Project; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Astral Project; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Monday, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. 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, March 31, David Murray Quartet. Next Saturday, April 1, Ron Friedman. Next Sunday, April 2, Jenna Mammina Duo. 773-878-5552.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music starts at 7 PM (no cover). Friday, Dick Mattick Swing Quintet. Next Friday, March 31, Melodairs Jazz Orchestral. 847-724-7171.

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: Sunday, 7 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet, Vida. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Niki Mitchell/Edward Wilkerson Quartet. Wednesday, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Orchestra. 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: Friday, 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, Yoron Israel & Organic (see Critic's Choice). Tuesday through next Sunday, April 2, John Patitucci Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 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 perform jazz, bossa nova, and standards. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesday, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Sunday, 8 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, Sextet. 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: Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Next Sunday, April 2, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalist Gingi. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, David Boykin Quartet. Thursday, Ryan Bennett with Pat Williams & Tim Aubuchon. 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. Next Friday, March 31, 9 PM, Fareed Haque Sextet with Douglas Leiva (tribute to Pablo Neruda). 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, Dave Specter Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, Mike Allemana 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. Mondays, Matt Wilson Trio. Next Sunday, April 2, Our Thing. 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, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Saturday, Henry Johnson Quartet. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesdays, Elijah Levi Trio. Thursday, Tim Tobias Trio. Next Friday, March 31, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Frank Catalano Quartet. Next Saturday, April 1, Frank Catalano Quartet. Next Sunday, April 2, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Greg Pasenko Trio. Saturday, Dave Weld Trio, Juli Wood Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursday, John Fournier Trio. Next Friday, March 31, Marty Sammon Trio. Next Saturday, April 1, Yoko Noge Trio, Greg Pasenko Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, 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.

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, 10 PM, sound and video by Phill Niblock (see Critic's Choice) 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, Ryan Shultz Trio. Wednesday and Thursday, Eric Allen 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, Kevin Kizer Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Juli Wood Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday, March 31, Kelly Brand 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, Fred Anderson with Tatsu Aoki & Chad Taylor. Sundays, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, saxophonist Edmond Doherty, bassist Jimmy Willis, guitarist Herb Walker & percussionist Dushon Mosely. Next Friday, March 31, Dan Phillips Trio with Tatsu Aoki. Next Saturday, April 1, Christian Howes Ensemble. 312-791-9050.

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

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

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

international

concerts

ARAZ Iranian music concert features soloists Zoya Sabet and Vadood Moazen. Friday, 8:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

CLARA BEATRIZ JARAMILLO & RAMON FRANCO perform at Noche Bohemia de Musica y Cancion. Saturday, 7 PM, Aguijon Theater Company, 2707 N. Laramie. 773-637-5899.

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

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

GROUPA, ÅNON EGELAND See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LUIS MIGUEL Tuesday, 8:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free Andean music concert. Thursday, March 30, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

international

clubs

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

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

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

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, Steve Mazurowski. Next Saturday, April 1, Creste Verde Strings. 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.

FOURTH WORLD 3440 N. Southport: Friday, 7:30 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus performs and hosts a drum circle. 773-404-5200.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 9 PM, Ghanatta, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, "City of Marseille Cultural Program" with turntablist Erik M, DJ collective Don't Sleep, and vocalist and flamenco guitarist Francoise Atlan & Juan Carmona. Next Sunday, April 2, 7 PM, Mexican music group Hoy Son. 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: Friday, 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, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Saturday, 10 PM, Ivory Coast. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, "local vocal" concert with Wendy Morgan & others. Wednesdays, 8 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, percussion jam session (no cover). 312-396-9426.

classical

ARCHIGLAS a cappella ensemble. Tuesday, 8 PM (Tchaikovsky, Bortiansky, Tchesnokov, Rachmaninoff, traditional), and Wednesday, 7:30 PM (religious service), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph, Oak Park. 708-848-4741.

ARS MUSICA SINGERS perform arias and art songs (Pergolesi, Mozart, Gounod, Mennotti, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6129 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

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

AVALON STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich). Monday, 12:15 PM, Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850. Next Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207.

BOWEN PARK OPERA COMPANY performs Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Wednesday, 2 PM, and next Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 8 PM, Goodfellow Hall, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan. 847-360-4741.

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

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR and others in a free concert conducted by Josephine Lee. Sunday, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-327-1113.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Copland, Berg, Kodaly, Schumann). Sunday, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Carl Ratner, conductor (Puccini, Ching). Wednesday and next Saturday, 7:30 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 1:30 PM, Saturday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Mark Elder, conductor, with bassoonist David McGill (Bax, Mozart, Elgar). Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday, March 31, 1:30 PM, next Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 2, 3 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with percussion ensemble Nexus (Beethoven, Takemitsu). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot conducts Copland's Appalachian Spring. Next Saturday, April 1, 8 PM, Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. Next Sunday, April 2, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Dr. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in an open rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 1, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with violinist Desiree Ruhstrat and soprano Sunny Joy Langton (Copland, Barber, Bernstein, Kritz). Sunday, 2 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-621-5265.

GEORGE CRUMB conducts his own compositions in two programs featuring conductor James Freeman, soprano Barbara Ann Martin, and members of Ensemble Noamnesia and Klang. See Critic's Choice. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7 PM Saturday), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4076.

CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor, with violinist Kurt Nikkanen (Janacek, Dvorak, Prokofiev). Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MARIO DUELLA organ, in a free concert (Guilmant, Hesse, Bossi). Wednesday, noon, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland. 847-823-3164.

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

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson conducts Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals in a performance narrated by U.S. Senator Peter G. Fitzgerald. Saturday, 10 and 11 AM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with sopram no Robin Blitch Wiper (Copland, Bernstein, Barber). Next Sunday, April 2, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELMHURST CHORAL UNION performs Mozart's Mass in C Minor. Next Sunday, April 2, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-6100.

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

MARK FISHER trombone, with pianist Andrea Swan (Albrechtsberger, Ewanen, Schumann, Mahler). Next Sunday, April 2, 3 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OSCAR GHIGLIA guitar (Milano, Frescobaldi, D. Scarlatti, Rodrigo). Next Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-4000.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR in a religious service (Bach). Sunday, 4 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-366-6900.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Sunday, April 2, 3 PM, contemporary-music ensemble GMEM (Boeuf, Mache, Manoury, Pottier). 312-362-9707.

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

LORRAINE LANGER AND STEPHEN ZIVIN soprano and piano, in a free concert (Rossini, R. Strauss, Wolf). Monday, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

ANISHA McFARLAND soprano, in a program "for children and adults" (Gershwin, Puccini). Wednesday, 5:30 PM, American Girl Place, 111 E. Chicago. 877-247-5223.

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

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

ALINA MARIA MLECZKO saxophone, with pianist Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio in free concerts (Grudzien, Chmielarz, Villa-Lobos, Kritz). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430. Thursday, noon, Fulton Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman, conductor (Rebel, Rameau). Sunday, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Monday, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 7090 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents mezzo-soprano Cynthia Andersen and soprano Elizabeth Norman in a free concert. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH SHORE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS in a free concert (Buxtehude, Mendelssohn). Sunday, 4 PM, St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-486-9515.

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

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

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR SHOWCASE Free concert. Tuesday, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY MUSIC TALENT SCHOLARS RECITAL Thursday, March 30, 1:40 PM, Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT VII features pianists Diana Schmuck, Phyllis Chen, and Stephanie Ho, soprano Antoinette Arnold, mezzo-soprano Edyta Kulczak, violinist Nell Flanders, oboists Allison M. Smith, and bassoonist Jeffrey McCray (Fekete, Hollos, Jeney, Milano, Arakaki, Karlins). Next Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPUS 3 TRIO in a free recital (Julstrom, Shostakovich, Beethoven). Sunday, 2 PM, Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians, 1148 W. Chicago. 312-738-2646.

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

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 1, 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 flute, recorder, and harpsichord. Sunday, 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). Saturday, 8 PM, St. Luke's Church, 528 Lathrop, River Forest. Sunday, 5:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 773-472-4502.

STEPHANIE SHAO cello, with pianist Adrienne Kim (Bach, Beethoven, Piazzolla, Chopin). Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CONSTANCE SPEAKE piano, with clarinetist Stanley Davis, violinist Sylvia Myintoo, and trumpeter Charles Otis (Beethoven, Brahms, Bozza). Free admission. Next Friday, March 31, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

MUSICIANS OF THE STEANS INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS with violinist Miriam Fried (Ravel, Schubert, Beethoven). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. Saturday, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. Sunday, 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). Sunday, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with pianist Ursula Oppens (Ravel, Ginastera, Brahms). Next Sunday, April 2, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS CHOIR piano, in a free performance. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VERMEER QUARTET Next Sunday, April 2, 3 PM, Moser Performing Arts Center, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB Gerard Sundberg conducts Peter Schickele's Mass for Men's Voices. Saturday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

fairs & festivals

NAPERVILLE BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL Holiday Inn Select, 1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville: Friday, 7:30 PM, Special Consensus; 8:15 PM, J.D. Crowe & New South; 9 PM, Karl Shiflett & Big Country; 9:45 PM, Chapman Family; 10:30 PM, Rarely Herd. Saturday, 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. Sunday, 1 PM, Lawrence Family; 1:30 PM, fiddle contests; 2:50 PM, Megan & Marcus Mullins; 3:20 PM, fiddle contest winners. 630-505-4900.

miscellaneous

CASABLANCA/CHICAGO MUSICAL EXCHANGE features performances by LeCedre School of Casablanca and the jazz band from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School of Chicago; free concert. Tuesday, noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS perform "Sharps, Flats and Accidentals." Next Saturday, March 31, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

GREEK WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY CLUB MUSIC COMPETITION Free concert. Next Sunday, April 2, 1 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-338-0346.

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

HARVARD GLEE CLUB Next Friday, March 31, noon, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Next Friday, March 31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

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

RHYTHM ROCKETS, JIMMY SUTTON'S FOUR CHARMS with dance performances by Culture Shock Chicago, Footprints Tap Ensemble, Eight-to-the-Bar, Forklift Dance Productions, and Rob van Haaren & Diane Thomas. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000 or 773-782-1927.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10 PM, sound and video by Phill Niblock (see Critic's Choice) with Jeb Bishop, Kevin Drumm, and Fred Lonberg-Holm. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS' CHOIR Free concert. Friday, 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. Thursday, March 30, 11 AM, Everette Elementary School Choir, Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

JAMES YELLOWBANK, MICHAEL GOULD, FRANK KARALL and others perform at "What Is Mind," a multimedia performance and benefit for the Zen Buddhist Temple. Next Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM, Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W. Cornelia. 773-528-8685.

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