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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

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute band performs at a benefit for the District 214 Community Education Foundation. Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, fieldhouse, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

JULIE & JANNA CARDIA Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-935-6860.

LARRY O. DEAN Free performances. Friday, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272. Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Starbucks Coffee at Pipers Alley, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DR. LOCO'S ROCKIN' JALAPE--O BAND Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 312-738-1503.

DOUGH! Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

ENON See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

FLAMING LIPS Tuesday, 8 PM, Duke Ellington Ballroom, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

GALACTIC, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Friday, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GUITAR DUO ECLECTICO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

HOLLY HAS A FARM Free performance. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

NASH KATO See Post No Bills. Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

KINA Free concert. Friday, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LESS THAN JAKE Thursday, April 27, 8 PM, Chick Evans Fieldhouse, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-3146 or 815-753-1580.

PAT McGEE BAND Free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 28, 6 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

NEWSBOYS, SONICFLOOD, BEANBAG Next Saturday, April 29, 3 and 8 PM, parking lot, Fox Valley Mall, 1276 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora. 800-965-9324.

NINE INCH NAILS Friday and Wednesday, 8 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

BRIAN O'HERN & THE MODEL CITIZENS BIG BAND Tuesday, 8:30 PM, the Viaduct, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024.

TONY OCEAN performs at a benefit for Anna Maria Sprando. Monday, 6 PM, New Gibsons Annex, 18 E. Bellevue. 312-642-7576 or 312-403-5646.

P.O.D., FIVE IRON FRENZY, INSYDERZ, W's, PHILMORE Next Sunday, April 30, 5 PM, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 800-965-9324 or 847-888-8670.

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

ALICE PEACOCK Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 29, noon, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

PINEBENDER See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Friday, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

PLATTERS, COASTERS, DRIFTERS Saturday, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

TIM REYNOLDS, ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY Chicago Students Environmental Alliance "ECOncert" powered by solar cells. Friday, 7 PM, Reynolds Club, University of Chicago, 5706 S. University. 773-702-0405.

SOUVENIRS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

TONY (HEAVY DUTY FELT) Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

VIOLENT FEMMES, EL DESTROYO Saturday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC Next Sunday, April 30, 3 and 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Blue Lit Souls, Linda M. Smith, Hawk. Next Friday, April 28, Gertrude, Steve Carver. Next Saturday, April 29, Ruby Grass, Orphans. 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 Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thursdays, acoustic jam session downstairs. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. 312-942-9999.

ARENA SPORTS BAR 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Next Saturday, April 29, 9 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 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, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Nocturno, Rick Guerrero, Oscar Alcantar & Luis Segura. Saturdays, DJs Harry the Blade & Brian Clarke. Wednesdays, DJs Jeff Moyer, Gil Burns & Pulz-8. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Sludge. 312-266-2114.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 8 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Saturday, benefit for Rainbow Foundation with Rik Emmett, E'nuff Z'nuff, and Dave Uhrich. 847-776-9850.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, April 29, Second Hand Poets. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Moaning Lisa, Bucky Dent, Capitol Rock, Cats & Jammers. Saturday, New Duncan Imperials, Saps. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesdays, Atomic Zombies, Plan 9. Thursday, 9 PM, Melanie's Waiting; 10 PM, Polkacide, Polkaholiks. Next Friday, April 28, John Greenfield's Rock Band, M.O.T.O., Descendro Allegro. Next Saturday, April 29, Wolcott, Forty Piece Choir, Quasar Wut-Wut. Next Sunday, April 30, 7:30 PM, Urban Twang; 9 PM, May 66. 773-281-4444.

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

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis, DJ Steve Bravo. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. Mondays, DJs John Almonte & Jen spin metal. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursdays, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG 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, Snuggles, Strictly Jungle Chicago, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Edgar Marroquin & Diablo spin Latin pop. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 312-266-1234.

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

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, Jennifer Holliday. 312-944-2200.

BLUE STAR 2442 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 9 PM, R & R Crossing. 773-725-9995.

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

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Scott Nev, In the Pocket. Next Saturday, April 29, Fiasco, White Buffalo. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Big Hello. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Mel. Saturday, Dick Ourada Band. Next Friday, April 28, Wombat Carnival, Good Swift Kick. Next Saturday, April 29, Finer Things, Stumbleweed. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Old #8. Wednesday, Billy Burnette. 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays after 9 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Fridays, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. 312-202-0502.

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

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

CHAMP'S ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Next Saturday, April 29, 9 PM, Low-Tek, E'nuff Z'nuff, Everwonder. 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Foil. Saturday, Trial by Z. Next Friday, April 28, Satya Graha. Next Saturday, April 29, Tongue Bath. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Deluxury. Thursday, 9 PM, Fabulous Janes. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Wednesdays, 11:30 PM, salsa dance contest and benefit for Minority Outreach Intervention Project. 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 FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 773-489-0379.

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. Fridays, "Bang" with Curt Caris, DJ Hiroki. Thursday, April 27, Deep Dish. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Underwater People. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars, Umphrey's McGee. Next Saturday, April 29, 10:30 PM, Domestic Problems, the Dog & Everything. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Turnstyles (see Spot Check). Saturday, Underwater People. Next Friday, April 28, DJs spin after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, April 29, Libido Funk Circus. 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, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell; 10:30 PM, Ray St. Ray. Saturdays, 8 PM, Moonglow; 10:30 PM, Sarah Motes. Sundays, 7 PM, phenomenalist Sidney Friedman. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Patty Morabito. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, Mark Burnell. Thursdays, Dan Stetzel. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJ Chris Jern. Monday, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tuesday, Ladies of Victory Records DJs. 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. Saturdays through Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Nash Kato (see Post No Bills), Cells, Splashdown. Saturday, 10 PM, tribute to Material Issue with Joygirl, Moreno, Made to Fade, Shakes, Kiss & Ride, Muchacha with Scott Lukas, Box-o-car, Land of the El Caminos, Marvel Kind, Ness, Bohb, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Dragon Girls, Differents, Dorks (see Post No Bills). Monday, 11 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge with Arsonists, Ikon. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Tracy Bonham, Ness; 10:30 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, 7000 Dying Rats, Sidekick. Thursday, 9 PM, Cal Hollow, Orphans. Next Friday, April 28, 10 PM, Mouse on Mars, Chicago Underground Duo. Next Saturday, April 29, 10 PM, DJ Logic. Next Sunday, April 30, 4 PM, "Save the Earth Fest 2000" with Monkey Paw, Plastics Hi-Fi, Forty Piece Choir, Third Leg, Eat a Peach, Radioslave, Ether Frolics, Geoff Songs, Wild Hell Dogs, Drowning Noah. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, Derrick Carter & Lego. Next Friday, April 28, DJ Jesse de la Peña. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Five Guys Named Moe. Next Saturday, April 29, Infinity. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. Thursday, April 27, Oceania (see Spot Check). 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, the Blast. Saturday, Mistaken Identity. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, April 28, Burnt Toast. Next Saturday, April 29, Sofa Kings. 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, Mike & Joe, Burnt Toast, Jon Gram. Saturday, Flapjacks, Serilian, Meridan Marshall. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, April 28, Tempest, Caliban; Shine On (Pink Floyd tribute band plays on the small room stage). Next Saturday, April 29, Boogata Fix, Downtime, Critics. 847-358-9150.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 11 PM. Friday, Park, Bourbon Street, Flinch. Saturday, Rico, Bad Cat, Over Easy. Sunday, Sumo. Tuesday, Krembone, Vultures Are Lovebirds, Joint. Wednesday, Peking Turtle, A.J. Rosales Trio. Thursday, Dan Darrah, Cycle Something, Jenny Choi. Next Friday, April 28, Superbig, Joe Armstrong, Sofia Ramona. Next Saturday, April 29, Johnny Socko, Youngblood Brass Band. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Nightime Lover & the Groove. Saturday, Blind Roosevelts. Thursday, Cirrus Falcon. Next Friday, April 28, Flapjacks. Next Saturday, April 29, Garbo Swag. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Poster Children, Frisbie, Plutonics. Saturday, 7 PM, Lois Maffeo (see Critic's Choice), Sean Na Na; 11 PM, Girls Against Boys, Enon (see Critic's Choice). Sunday, Josh Werner, Ray Rodriguez, Rob Hamilton. Monday, Trailer Bride, Blacks (Tom Waits tribute). Thursday, Giant Sand (see Critic's Choice), Appendix Out, Songs: Ohia. Next Friday, April 28, Abilene, Sterling, Gaberdine. Next Saturday, April 29, Him, Tristeza, Del Ray. Next Sunday, April 30, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with Izade. 773-276-3600.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, pianist Randy Amundsen. Next Friday, April 28, Linda M. Smith. 630-916-6242.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. 312-266-1944.

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

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

FACES 223 W. Ontario: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Soma DJ Christopher Robin. Saturdays, John Curley, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh & Charles Little. Thursdays, Mikie Mike. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Friday, the Core. Saturday, Holy Moses. Next Friday, April 28, Ted Aliotta & the Groove. Next Saturday, April 29, Timeless. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 7 PM, Pilfers, Logans Loss, Wah Fu, Enemies; 10 PM, Glasspack, Bible & the Devil. Saturday, noon, Limp Wrist, What Happens Next, Code 13, Kill the Man Who Questions, No Justice, Bloodpact, Roundhouse, Frontside; 7 PM, Honor System, Toucan Slam, Climber, Jerry Andriano; 10 PM, Volta Do Mar, Tenki. Sunday, 7 PM, Kim, TV Savage, Perps, Wunder Years. Tuesday, 7 PM, Paris, TX, Stillwell, Mt. St. Helens, Barbaro. Wednesday, 7 PM, Lynx, Up On In, Hertzsprung Gap, Fin Fang Foom. Thursday, 7 PM, Ancient Greeks, Golden Ticket. Next Friday, April 28, 6 PM, Operation Cliff Claven, Ambition Mission, This Bike Is a Pipebomb. Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Cheer-Accident, Camera Obscura, Lozenge, the Race. Next Sunday, April 30, 8 PM, Glenmont Popes, Drive-By Truckers. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Heartsfield, Hillbillys From Space. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Hip Fetish. Next Friday, April 28, 9:30 PM, Ides of March. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. 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, John McHugh & Co. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDATION COFFEEHOUSE 308 E. Galena, Aurora: Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Wayside. 630-859-0600.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Saturday, Uncle John's Band. Thursday, Jesse Cross. Next Friday, April 28, Drivin' Wheel. Next Saturday, April 29, Urban Dogs. 630-963-2739.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJs spin Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Fridays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays, DJ EKG. Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. 773-248-3330.

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, Adam Ezra. Saturday, Billy Barro, Leisure Dynamics. Monday, 9 PM, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Stephanie Fletcher, Dobro Joe, Scottish, Ann Ridge, Greg Bower, Sean Walker, Scott Bailey. Next Friday, April 28, 50 Pound Head. Next Saturday, April 29, Waffle, Drop. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, Trippin' Billies. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 5:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturdays, 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Gino DeLuca; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Lex McCauley; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Next Friday, April 28, 5:30 PM, Gino DeLuca; 9 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings with Honey West & Russ Long. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 10 PM, Denise Tomasello & Beckie Menzie. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Next Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Alexandra Billings with Honey West & Russ Long. Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Ann Pringle & Mark Burnell. 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. Friday, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Tuesdays, open mike. Wednesday, Kokapelli. Thursdays, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

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

GROUCHO'S 8355 S. Pulaski: Saturday, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-767-4838.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Karma Sutra, Oblivia, SCSI. Saturday, the Buzz, Powderblue Collar, Bone to Pick. Wednesday, Chicago Songwriters in the Round. Thursday, Audio Blow, Lyla Stone. Next Friday, April 28, Old #8, Saps. Next Saturday, April 29, Peacefreak, Soul Fix. 773-472-5139.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Funky Wordsmyths. Thursday, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner & friends. Next Friday, April 28, 10:30 PM, Mickey Croisant. Next Saturday, April 29, 10:30 PM, Jo Serrapere & John Devine. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Saturdays, Matt Warren. 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, Ribbon Effect, Puerto Muerto. Saturday, 10 PM, Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers, Ground Speed. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Frisbie, Joy Poppers. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Old #8, Saps, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Rusk, Urban Rain. Saturday, Spread, Sugar Fried Super O's. Next Friday, April 28, Johnny Justice, Straw Dog. Next Saturday, April 29, Ophur, Six Over Seven. 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.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Friday and Saturday, 10 PM, Harry Shaw & the Belizean Gold, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Mirage. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Saturday, April 29, 8:30 PM, benefit and 20th anniversary party for Jan Erkert & Dancers with music by Casolando. Next Sunday, April 30, 8:30 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement and I Was Born With Two Tongues (partial benefit for the Day Laborers Strike Fund). 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, Dio (see Spot Check), Unband (see Spot Check). Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 PM, Joe Satriani. Monday, 7:30 PM, Train, Stir. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Stroke 9, Johnny Clueless. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Static X, Pitchshifter, Reveille. Thursday, 10 PM, Maldita Vecindad. Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Pat McGee Band, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. Next Saturday, April 29, 7 PM, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Face First, Penny & the Loafers; 12:30 AM, Jungle Brothers, Hall of Fame, Head Records, Task Force. Next Sunday, April 30, 7:30 PM, Testament, All Out War. 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: Friday, 9 PM, I Decline, Busker Soundcheck, Lauter-Tun. 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, Flapjacks, Bravo Johnny, the Gruv. Saturday, Michaelanjelo. Thursday, 9 PM, benefit for Children's Organ Transplant Association with Mr. Blotto, Hello Dave, and Cats Under the Stars. Next Friday, April 28, Mr. Blotto, Shaffer Street. Next Saturday, April 29, Afrodisiacs, Something for Joey. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Breadrock Bros. Next Friday, April 28, Noveto Trio. Next Saturday, April 29, Shawn Jenell's Acoustic Duo. 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, Common Ground. Saturday, Generations. Next Friday, April 28, Trippin' Billies. Next Saturday, April 29, Rebecca's Statue. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Teddy spins Thursdays through 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. Thursday, DJ Alex Zander. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Arthur Lee. 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, Jay Johnson. Next Friday, April 28, DJ Daniel Givens. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Crimson Tyde. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Fuzz. Next Saturday, April 29, Acoustic Redemption, Hungries. 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, E-Mics. Saturday, Soul Fix, Swerve. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, "Vocal Brew" local showcase with Wendy Morgan. Wednesday, Starr 69. Thursdays, Jan James. Next Saturday, April 29, Seers Poncho. 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, DJ Caveman, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Chez, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, April 29, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 4 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Stanley Karcz. Saturday, 5 PM, Tom Linsk; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. Sunday, 2-7 PM, Tom Linsk. Monday, Peter Miletic. Tuesday, Stanley Karcz. Wednesday, Tom Linsk. Thursday, Gary Filip. Next Saturday, April 29, 5 PM, Chicago Rose; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fridays, Phil Baron. Saturday and Sunday, Chicago Rose. Monday, Troy Neihardt. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesday, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Troy Neihardt. Next Saturday, April 29, Scott Holman. Next Sunday, April 30, Phil Baron. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM, Fridays, Chicago Rose. Saturdays, 6 PM, and Sunday, 2-7 PM, Phil Baron. Monday, Scott Holman. Tuesday, Larry O'Connor. Wednesday, Dave Allen. Thursday, Phil Baron. Next Sunday, April 30, 5-10 PM, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Thursday, April 27, 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 9 PM. Friday, the Good, Pound Foolish, Wombats. Saturday, Dave Zollo & the Body Electric with Bo Ramsey, Dorian Taj. Tuesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Wednesday, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling. Thursday, Sugarfoot, John Kimler, Joe Sarrapee & Eric Noden. Next Friday, April 28, Big Wu, Bambu. Next Saturday, April 29, Ulele, Candylarks. 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.

McGEE'S 950 W. Webster: Thursday, April 27, 7 PM, "Spring Fling 2000" benefit for community projects of the Chicago Lakeshore Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Phi with music at 10 PM by Trippin' Billies. 773-549-8200.

MEMORIES 4358 N. Cicero: Next Saturday, April 29, 9:30 PM, Running Madd with Swindle Wendell. 773-286-8640.

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, Deals Gone Bad, Teenage Frames, the Stand, Mega Super Ultra, DJ Chuck Wren. Saturday, 7 PM, Mighty Mighty Bosstones; 11:30 PM, MVP, Solar Tribe. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Plain White T's, Radford, Monkey Paw, Retro Morning. Wednesday, 9 PM, Flaming Lips, Looper. Thursday, 9 PM, Reverend Horton Heat, Hank Williams III, DJ Mike Miller. Next Friday, April 28, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, 12Rods with Todd Rundgren, Perv 54, Atrixo; 11 PM, Paul Johnson, Mistress Barbara, Terri Bristol, Lego. Next Saturday, April 29, 10 PM, Liquid Soul, Supreme Beings of Leisure. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Friday, 6 PM, Dae (no cover). 630-820-7447.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, April 30, 10 AM-2 PM, acoustic brunch with Mythic Fig Trio. 847-742-5040.

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

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 Olmsted: 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, Anything But the Weasel, Elephant's Best Friend. Saturday, Blue Dahlia, Milkbaby, Stroller. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Stone. Wednesday, 9 PM, Seven Sisters Family Jam. Thursday, Puerto Muerto. Next Friday, April 28, Loki. Next Saturday, April 29, Lauretta Tagli, Heavy Water. 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 Spinmistress Batty & Carrie Monster spin goth. Saturday, 10 PM, Das Sporten, Adequate Brothers. Next Friday, April 28, Electric Hellfire Club. 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: Friday, 8 PM, Big City Orchestra, Lab Report. Saturday, 8 PM, Big City Orchestra, Illusion of Safety. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Friday, April 28, 9:30 PM, Epectir. Next Saturday, April 29, 9:30 PM, X-space. 773-728-5010.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Friday, Kim di Giacomo. Saturday, Minna Bromberg, Low Rent Collective Ensemble. Thursday, Mitar. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJs Tankboy & Uncle Dan spin late on Fridays; DJs RB & M spin late on Saturdays. Friday, 9:30 PM, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Kapsalis Trio. Saturday, 10 PM, Chicago Samba School. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Ron Haynes Quintet. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, April 28, 9:30 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, J. Davis Trio. Next Saturday, April 29, 9:30 PM, Articles, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 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, Lounge Puppets. Next Saturday, April 29, Major Woody. 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, Dark Ritual, Sherilyns. Saturday, Wellstones. Thursday, 3 Card Guts, Negligents, Spiveys. Next Friday, April 28, Minim, Dag Juhlin, Mark Hood. Next Saturday, April 29, Cedarcase, Janus. Next Sunday, April 30, Eric Ziegenhagen. 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. Fridays and Staurdays, DJs Mike Z & Vanilli Vice. Thursday, 8-Track, Rhythm Method. 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 SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, 8-Track. Saturday, Garbo Swag. Next Friday, April 28, Shortcuts. Next Saturday, April 29, Wave. 630-924-9368.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Lemmings. Wednesday, "Music Workx" variety showcase with Mextal. Next Friday, April 28, Voodoo Kings. Next Saturday, April 29, 6 Ft. Over. 773-276-9730.

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, Paul Edge, Josh Werner. Saturday, Gayle San, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. Next Friday, April 28, Scott Song, Diz. Next Saturday, April 29, Dave Ralph, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Shades of Grey. 708-423-1188.

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

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

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Cryan Shames, Jordan. Saturday, 5150 (Van Halen tribute band), Rockwell. Next Friday, April 28, Fabulous Janes. 630-543-3101.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 9 PM, Marty Willson-Piper (see Spot Check), Thomas Negovan & Matt Nathanson. Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM, M. Doughty. Thursday, 9 PM, Bill Mallonee & Vigilantes of Love, Mike Nicolai. Next Friday, April 28, 10:30 PM, Fat Mama, Red Jester. Next Sunday, April 30, 9 PM, Sin Ropas, Sweeder, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Jostelen Weed. Next Saturday, April 29, Rubber. 630-372-2900.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en español, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Convulsions, Molasses. Saturday, DJs spin. Next Saturday, April 29, Sweet, Sweet Candy, Kick Plate, Mighty Purple. 773-528-7569.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Johnny Star. Saturday, X-Side. Thursdays, 45s. Next Friday, April 28, Spinshine. Next Saturday, April 29, Fabulous Janes. 708-526-7174.

SIDETRACKED Rte. 83 and Archer, Lemont: Next Friday, April 28, 11 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-586-4777.

SILVER ROOM 1410 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 1-6 PM, "Hieroglyphic Being" features turntablists & live P.A. 773-278-7130.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10 PM, John Duncan (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, 7 PM, the Need, Evil Beaver, Boys of Now, Star Death. 773-227-3617.

SLUGGERS 3540 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Shades of Grey. 773-472-9696.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Darrell Woodson. Saturdays, DJ Gil Burns. Sundays, DJ Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz & DJ Abalorious spin deep Latin grooves. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Next Saturday, April 29, Kenny Hawkes, DJ Sativa. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Redneck Exorcist, Inflicted, Bludgeon. 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.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Evergreen Terrace. Mondays, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Tuesday, DJ Johnnie Coolrock spins glam (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, April 28, Afterglow. Next Saturday, April 29, Pompous Lily. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Rebecca, Rippin' Ray & others. 312-587-8779.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Toy Band, Waystation, Johnny L. Saturday, Colonel Stem. Next Friday, April 28, Oh My God. 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. Saturday, Left Setter, Pitchblack, Sundog. 773-472-6900.

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

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, Torben Floor, Paul Kotheimer, Sylvia's Crib. Saturday, Stuart Davis. Sunday, 7 PM, Donna Adler, Stephanie Fletcher, Jen & Mel. Wednesday, 8 PM, Linda M. Smith, Lisa Coleman. Thursday, Telstar, Toy Band. Next Friday, April 28, Seven Day Run, Cal Hollow, Tommi Zender. Next Saturday, April 29, Peter Mayer, Libby Kirkpatrick. Next Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, Summer Chance, Julie Frost, Stephanie Fletcher. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

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. 773-528-2220.

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJs Lego & Justin Long. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Strain Busy Sky, Mesh. Saturday, Butterside Down, Revolver. Wednesday, Waystation, Flammable Dress, Cycle Something (no cover). Next Friday, April 28, Generations. Next Saturday, April 29, Maggie Speaks, Layman's Term. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Rick Cruz. Saturday, Love Chaos. Next Friday, April 28, Stone Free. Next Saturday, April 29, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Eric Howell. Saturday, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Sundays, DJ Matthew King spins acid jazz, techno, ambient, and drum & bass (no cover). 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Dub Flex, Died & Dread. Saturday, Pelvic Delta, TS Soundz (see Post No Bills). Sunday, Gizzae. Monday, Aswah Greggorri. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesdays, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, Skavossa. Next Friday, April 28, Ark Band. Next Saturday, April 29, Baaro. 773-327-4273.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Gizzae. Saturday, Five Spot Quintet. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Uncle John's Band. 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, 9:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company. 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.

ZANZIBAR Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. Music at 8 PM. Thursday, April 27, Five Guys Named Moe. 888-436-7737.

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. Friday, Carl Craig, 8Fatfat8, DJs Diz, Heather, & J-Dub. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BARBARA BARROW, TOM DUNDEE Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

BLT, ANNE-MARIE AKIN, LAURA DOHERTY perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music Members Appreciation Concert. Friday, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LIZ CARROLL with Seamus Egan, Winnie Horan, John Doyle & others. Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

LIZ CARROLL Free in-store performance. Saturday, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

GUY CLARK, JESSE WINCHESTER See Spot Check. Saturday, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JUDY COLLINS Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, KATHY FOLKERTS Saturday, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM & SUSAN McKEOWN Next Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LIL' REV Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

CATHIE RYAN Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

STATLER BROTHERS Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, Larry Nugent & Friends. Sundays, Irish jam session hosted by Christy Barry. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Kevin McDonough. Next Friday, April 28, Summer Chance. 847-332-1116.

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

CAFE LUNA 1908 W. 103rd: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, April 29, Steve & Jenny Moss. 773-239-8990.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Saturday, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sundays, 6 PM, DJ Brian spins country music. Next Saturday, April 29, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 10 PM, Chief O'Neill's Houseband with Brendan McKinney. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Anish. 773-473-5263.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Just Us Band with Bertie Lee. Next Friday, April 28, Lone Star State. Next Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, Coyote Moon. 847-288-1848.

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

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: DJs spin country music Thursdays through Saturdays after 7:30 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Sux. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill Garcia. 847-593-2200.

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: Saturday, 9 PM-1 AM, Mulligan Stew, Ruby Harris. Sunday, 7-10 PM, Chicago Rovers, Ruby Harris. 312-563-9631.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Friday, 9 PM, Fast Eddie. Saturday, 10 PM, John Beag. Sundays, 7 PM, North & South. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Louise Taylor. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Kathy O'Hara, Diana Laffey & Mary Furlong. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Colby Maddox & Noam Pikelney. Next Saturday, April 29, Kat Eggleston. 630-393-1247.

FOSTER BROTHERS GOURMET COFFEE BAR 7215 W. Lake, River Forest: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Tom Shafer. 708-366-1860.

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

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: Saturday, 10 PM, Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers, Ground Speed. Thursday, 9:30 PM, "Honkytonk Living Room" with Phil Lee, Lonesome Bob, Kelly Kessler. Next Friday, April 28, 9:30 PM, Tallulah, Jo Serrapere, Eric Noden. Next Saturday, April 29, 9:30 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Cal Hollow, Beki Hemingway. Next Sunday, April 30, 8:30 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. 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, John Dillon. Saturday, Murphy's Law. Next Friday, April 28, Gan Ainm. Next Saturday, April 29, Pat Daley & the Sound of Green. 773-282-7035.

IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 9 PM, Mulligan Stew, Ruby Harris. 773-348-9548.

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

KOPI, A TRAVELER'S CAFE 5317 N. Clark: Live acoustic music 8-10 PM. Monday, Hank Frost. 773-989-5674.

LAKEVIEW LOUNGE 5110 N. Broadway: No cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Nightwatch. 773-769-0994.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Jim DeWan. Thursday, Sugarfoot, John Kimler, Joe Sarrapee & Eric Noden. 773-404-9494.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Small Potatoes. Next Saturday, April 29, Mackie Redd. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 8 PM Thursdays through Sundays and 9 PM Mondays through Wednesdays. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Saturday, April 29, Tom & Chris Kastle. 773-743-3355.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Mel & friends. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wednesday, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: Color Our World." Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Catie Curtis. Next Sunday, April 30, 9 PM, Sin Ropas, Sweeder, Can Ky Ree. 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, Lil' Rev. Next Friday, April 28, Plank Road Band. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Next Saturday, April 29, Peter Mayer, Libby Kirkpatrick. 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.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Jen & Mel. Saturday, Chuck Cheesman & Sue McClelland. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

ZANZIBAR Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. Music at 8 PM. Wednesday, Patty Jo Timmons Band. 888-436-7737.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHATHAM CHORAL ENSEMBLE under the direction of Charles Hayes. Free admission. Thursday, April 27, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

B.B. KING, BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND, MANHATTANS Friday, 8 PM, and Saturday, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

RICHARDS HIGH SCHOOL GOSPEL CHOIR Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JIMMY TOMASELLO TRIO "American Friday Nights" concert and viewing of the exhibit Outsider and Folk Art From Chicago Collections. Next Friday, April 28, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

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.

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Next Saturday, April 29, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-758-4250.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Joanna Connor, Buzz Kilman. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. Next Friday, April 28, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Next Saturday, April 29, Wayne Baker Brooks. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Douglas McDonald Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 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, April 28 and 29, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Blues Band. 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, Michael Coleman. Saturday, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sunday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Joe Moss. Wednesday, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday, April 28, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Next Saturday, April 29, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Next Sunday, April 30, Vino Louden. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesday, Marty Sammon. Wednesday, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Willie Higgins & the Mob. Next Friday, April 28, Byther Smith & the Night Riders. Next Saturday, April 29, Eddie C. Campbell. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Pete Special. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Friday, April 28, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-384-8600.

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

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Saturday, Howard & the White Boys. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Joanna Connor; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Saturday, Larry McCray, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesdays, band competition. Wednesday, Matthew Skoller. Thursday, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Next Friday, April 28, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Tinsley Ellis, Danny Draher. Next Saturday, April 29, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Danny Draher. 312-427-0333.

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

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, 6 PM, Professor John. 312-433-0025.

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

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

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Howard & the White Boys, the Buzz. Next Friday, April 28, Chris Aaron Band with Corey Sterling. Next Saturday, April 29, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. 630-513-0074.

CLUB 222 222 Main, Saint Charles: Next Saturday, April 29, 9 PM, Screaming Blue Dogs. 630-584-4222.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Next Friday, April 28, 10 PM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

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 & His Band. 312-836-7870.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Sunday, April 30, 9 PM, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 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, Rick "Cookin'" Sherry; 9:30 PM, Tad Robinson. Saturday, Legendary Sam Lay Band. Sundays, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Monday, John Primer. Tuesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wednesday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thursday, Too Slim & the Taildraggers. Next Friday, April 28, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby. Next Saturday, April 29, Larry Garner. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats. Next Saturday, April 29, 10 PM, Tommy Castro. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, April 27, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Next Saturday, April 29, Barrelhouse Chuck & the Bluelights. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Little Mike & the Tornadoes. Saturday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Next Friday, April 28, Too Slim & the Taildraggers. Next Saturday, April 29, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Midnight Sun with Isaiah Mitchell. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Maurice John Vaughn. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie Blues Band. Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, April 29, 9:30 PM, Pistol Pete. 708-484-3610.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Saturday, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Next Saturday, April 29, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine 815-741-9207.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday and Saturday, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Wednesday, Chicago R&B Kings. Thursday, Blue Mirror Band. Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, Chicago Playboys. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Next Saturday, April 29, 9 PM-1AM, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 312-245-0333.

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.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, "Blues Revue 2000" with Judy Noa, Johnny Cosgrove, Pat Doody, Casey Jones, Leontine Dupree, Tony "Cash" Caccitolo, Tony "Guitar" Wilson, Joe Jammer, Nathalie Wright, Eddie Boss, Rick Gibson, John Primer, Steve Ditzell & Top Hat Robinson. 708-389-7810.

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Scrawl. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursdays, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Saturday, Shirley King. Sunday, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Shirley Johnson. Next Friday, April 28, Danny Reed & His Blues Band with Weezee. Next Saturday, April 29, Howard Scott & the World Band. Next Sunday, April 30, blues jam hosted by Roy Hightower. 312-360-1558.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Cadillac Dave & His Chicago Red Hots. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Howlin' Wolf Jr. Wednesdays, Waystation. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, J.B. Ritchie & the Power Blues Band. Next Friday, April 28, Margo & Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: No cover. Next Friday, April 28, 9:30 PM, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 773-252-7636.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Big Sweaty Men. Next Saturday, April 29, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. 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.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Guilty. 630-357-4350.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Sundays, 8 PM, jam session hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Monday, 8:30 PM, open blues jam. Next Saturday, April 29, Matthew Skoller Band, Joanna Connor Band. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, April 28, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Next Saturday, April 29, Kinsey Report. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, 1-4 PM, John Paris. Tuesday, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. Thursday, King Corey. 312-527-2722.

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

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Saturday, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. with Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

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

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

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Next Friday, April 28, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Next Saturday, April 29, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-432-6430.

jazz

concerts

AACM SCHOOL OF MUSIC WITH ANN WARD Concert and roundtable discussion kicks off the AACM 35th anniversary celebration; free admission. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

MIKE ALLEMANA ORGAN TRIO Free performance and tribute to Grant Green. Next Friday, April 28, 7-9 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

ERNIE ANDREWS, KENNY BURRELL Duke Ellington tribute concert. Next Sunday, April 30, 4 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 773-734-2000.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Free "salute to swing bands" concert under the direction of Bruce Mack. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

ADEOKE COLSON 8TH TONE DIMOLOGY, DOUGLAS EWART & THE INVENTIONS perform as part of the AACM 35th anniversary celebration. Adeoke Colson 8th Tone Dimology features Harrison Bankhead, Iqua Colson, Kalaparusha Ahrah Difda, Ike Jackson, Leroy Jenkins, Wallace McMillan, Dushun Mosley, and Rasul Saddik. Douglas Ewart & the Inventions features Thurman Barker, Mwata Bowden, David Boykin, Paul Cotton, Ernest Dawkins, Kalaparusha Ahrah Difda, Joseph Jarman, James Johnson, Maia, Wallace McMillan, James Newton, Clifton Robinson, Skeeter Shelton, Brian Smith, Wadada Leo Smith, Carei Thomas, Ann Ward, and Ed Wilkerson Jr. Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

TIM HAGANS Saturday, 7 PM, Benedictine Hall Theatre, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6092.

HEATH BROTHERS, SIR ROLAND HANNA TRIO Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LEROY JENKINS ENSEMBLE, NEW HORIZONS ENSEMBLE perform as part of the AACM 35th anniversary celebration. Leroy Jenkins Ensemble features Thurman Parker, David Boykin, Malachi Favors, Maghostut, Kenneth Green, Niki Mitchell, Jeff Parker, Ann Ward, and Taalib-Din Ziyad. Thursday, April 27, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

SUMMER KWAI JAZZ ENSEMBLE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS Friday, 8 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1500.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER Next Sunday, April 30, 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, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

JOHN MOULDER TRIO Free concert. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND under the direction of Mayo Tiana performs at Bandfest, which also features the NEIU Concert Band under the direction of Shayne Cofer. Free admission. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB BAND & COMBOS under the direction of Antonio J. Garcia. Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Myron McReynolds, director. Next Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

WADADA LEO SMITH, 8 BOLD SOULS WITH OLIVER LAKE perform as part of the AACM 35th anniversary celebration. Wadada Leo Smith performs a tribute to Lester Bowie with Steve Berry, Bob Griffin, Ike Jackson, Ameen Muhammad, Gerald Powell, Rasul Saddick, and Malachi Thompson. Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

BRADLEY WILLIAMS TRIO tribute to Horace Silver; free in-store performance. Next Saturday, April 29, 2 PM, Hear Music, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-0242.

YE'BINDU (MOTHER'S PEARL), ARI BROWN ENSEMBLE GROUP WITH JOSEPH JARMAN perform as part of the AACM 35th anniversary celebration. Ye'Bindu features Acquilla, Maggie Brown, Coco Elysees, Maia, Naomi Millender, Niki Mitchell, Bethany Pickens, Shanta, and Ann Ward. Ari Brown Ensemble Group with Joseph Jarman features Turk Burton, Vandy Harris, Avreeayl Ra, Wadada Leo Smith, Brian Smith. Next Sunday, April 30, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Francisco Crosara Quartet. 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, Steve Hashimoto; 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, April 28, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, April 29, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. 312-642-6805.

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with

John Lewis, Carter Luke, Steven Hashimoto & Heath Chappell. 312-263-0700.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday through Monday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Tuesday through next Sunday, April 30, Detour. 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, Curtis Crawford Blues 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.

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, April 27, Jeff Gilmore Trio. 630-942-9463.

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: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Donny Nicholo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30-9 PM, Eugenia Elliott 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, April 28, 5:30-9 PM, Linda Tate Trio. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, April 29, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 312-337-4001.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Saturday, 9 PM, Eddie Harrison Trio. 708-848-3434.

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: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (preceded by dance lessons at 8 PM). 773-202-9209.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Gold Sparkle Band (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. Next Saturday, April 29, pianist Abi Demirgian. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Airborne. Next Friday, April 28, Jeff Gilmore Group. Next Saturday, April 29, Marcus Jefferson Duo. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Sunday, April 30, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesday, 9 PM, Three Cent Stomp (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: Friday, AACM 35th anniversary afterfest party with Oliver Lake, Leroy Jenkins, Ernest Dawkins, David Boykin, Rollo Radford & Chad Taylor. 773-373-6292.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Linear Ensemble. 773-525-4906.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, Midnight Sun with Isaiah Mitchell. Saturday, Detour with Phil Seed. Sunday, 11 AM-3 PM, Cecile Savage Trio. Monday, 8 PM, Laksar Reese Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Bill Dickens. Next Friday, April 28, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Next Saturday, April 29, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Fareed Haque Group; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Kelly Brand Nextet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sundays, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesday, 9 PM, Blues Swingers. Wednesday, 9 PM, Guaranteed Swahili. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, Willie Pickens Quintet. 773-878-5552.

HOTEL INTER-CONTINENTAL 505 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Judy Roberts Trio. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Judy Roberts. 312-944-4100.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 9 PM, New Horizons Ensemble, Witches and Devils. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 7 PM, benefit for Harper High School students' travel fund to Ghana with music by Maggie Brown and spoken word by Brenda Matthews and Avery Young. Thursday, 11 PM, AACM 35th anniversary afterfest party with James Newton, Vandy Harris, Steve Berry, Mwata Bowden, Ameen Muhammad, Harrison Bankhead & Dushun Mosley. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

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

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

JAZZ BARBERSHOP 1602 E. 53rd: Next Friday, April 28, 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, Kenny Barron Quintet. Monday, 8 PM, tribute to Wilbur Campbell with Johnny Griffin, Rufus Reid, Kenny Washington, Ed Thigpen, Larry Gray, Eric Schneider & others (see Critic's Choice). Tuesday through next Sunday, April 30, Johnny Griffin 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 773-348-7592.

KUKLAS 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Classic Trio performs 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 Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, salsa dance lessons. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 PM, swing dance lessons. 773-528-3400.

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Nathaniel Braddock with Mark Piane & Jim Stamison. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Tuesday, Mark Colby Quartet. Wednesday, 7 PM, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

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.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, April 27, Adam Sonderberg. Next Sunday, April 30, Phil Mosberg Quartet. 773-728-5010.

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

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, Spazztet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, Greg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Typhanie Monique Trio. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Tuey Connell Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Nova Bossa. Next Saturday, April 29, Rankinfyle. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Treehouse. 773-486-9862.

PLAZA TAVERN 70 W. Monroe: Wednesday, 6 PM, Libby York. 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, Redd Holt Quartet. Saturday, Redd Holt Quartet. Sunday, Elizabeth Doyle. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Ben Lewis & Matt Lewis. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Steve Million Trio. Next Friday, April 28, 5:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quartet. Next Saturday, April 29, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Cactus Comets. Saturday, John Fournier Trio, Scott Stevenson Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, April 28, Billy Flynn Trio. Next Saturday, April 29, Billy Flynn Trio, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

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.

REDS 1958 W. Roscoe: Mondays, 10 PM, John Airo's Kung Fu Jazz, John Paris/John Iragabon Quartet (no cover). 773-248-9523.

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.

SALAAM 700 W. 79th: Restaurant. Tuesdays, 6 PM, Elevation with Samuel Mohammed, Muslimah, Samaiyah & Prince Bey. 773-874-8300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 8 and 11 PM, Either/Orchestra (see Spot Check). 773-525-2508.

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.

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.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Jackie Allen Trio. 708-922-9950.

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, Geof Bradfield Trio. Wednesday, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Thursdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, April 29, Ryan Shultz Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Eric Allen Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Saturday, April 29, Juli Wood 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. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Tim Keenan/Bruce Mak Trio. 773-327-2739.

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, 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, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Jeb Bishop Quartet. Saturday, Die Like a Dog Quartet featuring Roy Campbell (see Critic's Choice). Sundays, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, Invesco with Ken Vandermark, Liz Payne & Adam Vida. Next Friday, April 28, Damon Short Quartet. Next Saturday, April 29, AACM 35th anniversary afterfest party with Joseph Jarman, Adeoke Colson, Thurman Barker, Nikki Mitchell, Malachi Favors, Ike Jackson & Douglas Ewart. 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, 5-8 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, 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.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Willie Garcia Quartet. 773-862-1540.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, April 27, OJ's Quartet. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

CANTEMOS JUNTOS "La Peña" Latin music showcase features an audience sing-along led by Roberto Arce. Free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CENTRAL JAVANESE GAMELAN with guest director Raharja perform traditional Javanese music and dance. Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

DR. LOCO'S ROCKIN' JALAPE--O BAND Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 312-738-1503.

GALA CONCERT OF KLEZMER MUSIC, YIDDISH THEATER AND DANCING features participants from the fourth annual Midwest Klezmer & Yiddish Music Weekend workshops. Next Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, Mayer Kaplan Jewish Community Center, 5050 Church, Skokie. 847-675-2200.

GHAZAL ENSEMBLE "Lost Songs of the Silk Road." Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

HASSAN HAKMOUN Gnawa music concert. Next Friday, April 28, 7 PM, Cortelyou Commons, DePaul University, 2324 N. Fremont. 312-362-6346.

KONOJEL JUNAM with poet Susana Bañuelos and others perform as part of the "Voices of the Americas" cultural series (benefit for Inspiration Cafe and Casa Guatemala). Next Friday, April 28, 7 PM, Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N. Broadway. 773-334-9101.

DAVID PUERTA Colombian tiple master. Saturday, 7 PM, Sullivan Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 312-431-1330.

ROSENBERG 7, BOOT with the dance group Virvla; see Critic's Choice. Free admission. Monday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall (Rosenberg 7), and 8:10 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater (Boot), Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SATURDAY NIGHT CABARET features comedy, dancing, and klezmer music by the Maxwell Street Jr. Klezmer Band, Avi Hoffman, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Sanna & Mars Longden. Next Saturday, April 29, 8:45 PM, Beth Hillel Congregation, 3220 Big Tree, Wilmette. 847-675-2200.

LUCIUS R. WEATHERSBY & WENDY HYMES perform music by composers from Africa and the diaspora. Next Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

international

clubs

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.

CAMPAGNOLA 815 Chicago, Evanston: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Stuart Rosenberg's MISTO features Brazilian, Sephardic, and American music. 847-475-6100.

CUCINA PARADISO 814 North Blvd., Oak Park: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM Saturdays, 6:30 PM Tuesdays, and 7 PM Thursdays. Tuesday, Steve Mazurowski. Thursday, Jim Perri. Next Saturday, April 29, Steve Mazurowski. 708-848-3434.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Thursday, April 27, Oceania (see Spot Check). 312-733-7800.

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

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

FACES 223 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, DJs Alberto "Escandalo" Gomez & Jorge Rodeo spin salsa with live bands at 10 PM. 312-440-3223.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Casolando. 630-416-4898.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Monday, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Eric Williams spins house music. Next Sunday, April 30, "Tropic Jazz" with El Grand Combo, Tito Garcia, and DJ Jose de Jesus. 312-666-1695.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 9 PM, Grupo Sensacion. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Next Saturday, April 29, 8:30 PM, benefit and 20th anniversary party for Jan Erkert & Dancers with music by Casolando. 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. Saturday, Orquesta Isla. 773-528-3400.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Friday, April 28, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" with Gonzalo Cordova, Steve Vasquez. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 10 PM, Chicago Samba School. 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.

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.

REZA'S 432 W. Ontario: Restaurant. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

720 CLUB 720 N. Wells: DJs spin salsa and merengue, rock en español, and progressive underground Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. 312-397-0600.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thursday, April 27, Havana. 773-528-7569.

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). Wednesdays, 8 PM, guitarist Ramsey Gouda (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, percussion jam session (no cover). 312-396-9426.

classical

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor, with the Chicago Hosanna Girls and Boys Mission Choir, the Chicago Children's Chorus, and vocal soloists with members of Symphony II (Orff, Bernstein). Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 630-960-2251.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in an all-Pergolesi program. Next Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM, St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle, Forest Park. 708-366-3226.

BACH BENEFIT CONCERT Mark Bangert conducts area singers and musicians in a benefit for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Bach, Schütz, Vaughan Williams, Morehead). Next Sunday, April 30, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-256-0712.

JULIA BENTLEY mezzo-soprano, with members of Cube (Schoenberg, Foss, Crumb, Part, Morehead). Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

LIELLE BERMAN, IAN GREENLAW, MARLIN MILLER, AND MELINA PYRON soprano, baritone, tenor, and mezzo-soprano, with pianist Philip Morehead (Rossini, Bellini, Gounod, Massenet, Delibes, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Bernstein, Weill, and others). Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

ALFRED BRENDEL piano (Haydn, Mozart, Schubert). Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY George Daugherty conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony Orchestra in a program of animation and live music. Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 3 and 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS Patrick Sinozich conducts a fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-902-1500 or 773-935-6860.

ADAM CHLASTAWA piano, in a free concert. Thursday, April 27, 1:40 PM, Fine Arts Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Scott J. Arkenberg, conductor (Rutter, Stanford, Parry, Davies, and others). Next Sunday, April 30, 3:30 PM, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard. 773-935-3800.

CITY-WIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Chung Yoon Park conducts a free concert (Handel, Haydn, Bizet, Elliott, Gluck, Rossini, Schubert). Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Jefferson Park Auditorium, 4822 N. Long. 312-742-7609.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in an open rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 29, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DOUGLAS CLEVELAND AND FREDERICK HEMKE organ and saxophone, in a program of 20th-century music (Goode, Ferko, Creston, Heilman). Next Sunday, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

VOCAL STUDENTS OF RONALD COMBS in a free recital. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY MUSIC ENSEMBLES in a free concert (Hardiman, Mozart, Holsinger). Next Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

AMY CONN AND JESSE LANGEN soprano and guitar, in a free recital (Dowland, Britten, and others). Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM, Recital Hall, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, 1014 S. Michigan. 847-475-8122.

COVENANT OF THE VISITATION CHOIR in a free concert. Next Friday, April 28, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DA CORNETO OPERA ENSEMBLE AND NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY Alvaro Ramirez conducts Verdi's La traviata. Next Sunday, April 30, 4 PM, Deerfield High School, 1959 N. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-604-6776.

DEBRA DE NOON, BUFFY BAGGOTT, WILLIAM GORDON, RAUL ANTON BRIONES, AND CHRISTOPHER RICHARD in a free vocal recital (Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Warlock). Next Sunday, April 30, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

AMY BRIGGS DISSANAYAKE piano, in a free recital. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453 or 312-744-6630.

DUBINSKY QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Next Sunday, April 30, 4 PM, Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood. 773-667-1618 or 773-935-7588.

EMERSON STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Shostakovich). Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

ISABEL ETTENAUER piano, performs new European music in a free recital. Saturday, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

TATIANA GONCHAROVA AND IGOR BEGELMAN piano and clarinet, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Next Sunday, April 30, 2-5 PM, new-music concert featuring music and compositions of Anna Homler, George Flynn, Erik Satie, Janet Misurell-Mitchell, Seth Boustead, Vitor Rua, Frank Abbinanti, Hanns Eisler, Gregory Hamilton, and Ned Rorem. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND VOICES John G. Slawson, conductor (Copland, Paulus, Britten, Thompson, Hogan, and others). Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, Highland and Center, Elgin. 847-429-9486.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES AND THE CHICAGO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE Anne Heider conducts a joint performance (Charpentier, Bouzignac, Marais). Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Next Sunday, April 30, 7:30 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-461-0723.

HORIZON BRASS QUINTET in a free concert (Bach, Offenbach, Schickele). Next Sunday, April 30, 4 PM, St. Peter's Church, 8116 Niles Center, Skokie. 847-673-7246.

NANCY HUMPHREY, JOHN ROBINSON, MARY BROWN, AND RICHARD YEO harpsichord, violin, flute, and cello (Bach, Handel). Next Sunday, April 30, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-446-9515 or 847-432-4458.

JAN GOTTLIEB JIRACEK piano (Bach/Kempff, Mozart, Schubert, Webern, Liszt). Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JUDSON COLLEGE BACH FESTIVAL features "performances of Bach works by Judson College faculty." Next Friday, April 28, 12:45 PM, Herrick Chapel, Judson College, 1151 N. State, Elgin. 847-695-2500, ext. 3300.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY David Itkin, conductor, with harpist Nancy Allen (C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart). Next Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Christian Heritage Academy, 315 S. Waukegan, Northfield. 847-295-2135.

CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN guitar (Tarrega, Sor, Lauro, Dyens, Rodrigo). Next Sunday, April 30, 2 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

LEWIS UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Dabrowski conducts music of Bizet in a free concert. Next Saturday, April 29, 7:30 PM, Philip Lynch Theatre, Oremus Fine Arts Center, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

METROPOLIS YOUTH SYMPHONY Robert Ian Winstin, conductor (Mozart, Kenessey, Marcello, Glazer, Copland, Kreisler, Gershwin, Winstin). Next Friday, April 28, 8 PM, next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS in a free recital. Next Sunday, April 30, 2-4 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 847-328-9998 or 312-346-3278.

MORAINE VALLEY SUZUKI VIOLIN STUDENTS in a free recital. Next Saturday, April 29, 10:30 AM, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5742.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Wagner, Faure). Next Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5631.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CHORUS Michael Melton conducts Bloch's Sacred Service in a free concert. Next Friday, April 28, 7:45 PM, Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore Dr. 773-794-2787.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND AND JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert (Vivaldi, Phillips, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich). Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, auditorium, South Campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Brahms, R. Strauss, Bacewicz, Wolman). Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT VIII features pianist John McAlpine and the Northwestern University Contemporary Arts Players in a program of contemporary music (Cardew, Newman, Skempton, Parsons, Crane). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Anne Waller, conductor (Brouwer, Torroba, Gnattali, Hindemith). Next Sunday, April 30, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-491-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John Lynch, conductor (Benson, Thorn, Hartley, Casterede). Next Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky and Michael Burritt conduct music of American composers (Reynolds, Schwantner, Berber, Schickele). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SIX PIANO ENSEMBLE (Haydn, Dvorak, Schumann, Clementi, Gershwin, and others). Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, and next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1900.

LARA OCHOA AND ROKAS ZUBOVAS saxophone and piano (Debussy, Ravel, Demersseman). Next Friday, April 28, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, April 29, 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.

ELIZABETH ST. LEGER soprano, in a free recital (Argento, Barber, Granados, Obradors, Hoiby, R. Strauss). Next Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, Bethany United Church of Christ, 4250 N. Paulina. 312-464-9444.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Myron McReynolds, conductor (Sparke, Gorb). Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

GIL SHAHAM violin, with pianist Akira Eguchi (Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, Copland, R. Strauss, Bizet). See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

SOUND LIGHT SAND Interdisciplinary event features guitarist Michael Pisaro and percussionist Carrie Biolo in performances of music by Pisaro. Free admission. Friday, 5 PM, and Saturday, 6 PM, Mindscape Gallery, 1506 Sherman, Evanston. 847-467-2034.

SPRING FESTIVAL OF COMPOSERS features student composers from Columbia College, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, and School of the Art Institute. Thursday and next Friday, April 27 and 28, 7 PM, and next Saturday, April 29, 1 PM, Music Center Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6145.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with soprano Nancy Gustafson (R. Strauss, Bruckner). Next Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

SAMUEL THAVIU AND SYLVIA WANG violin and piano (Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Tucker). Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO CONCERT BAND Gene Collerd and Andrew Carpenter, conductors, with flutist Donna Milanovich (Vivaldi, Chaminade, Corigliano, LoPresti, Holst, Vaughan Williams). Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Theatre, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W. Harrison. 312-996-8746.

MARK VALENTI piano (Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Stravinsky, and others). Next Saturday, April 29, 3 PM, Blackstone Branch Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312-747-0511.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Rami Solomonov and cellist Christopher Costanza in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Next Sunday, April 30, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

JULIE YUGEND-GREEN AND RICHARD COHN cantors, with violinist Joseph Golan (Wurman and others). Next Sunday, April 30, 7 PM, Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, 1235 N. Harlem, Oak Park. 708-386-3937.

fairs & festivals

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Cannon Dr. between Fullerton and Diversey: Saturday, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Festival features folksinger Minna Bromberg and others. 312-755-5171.

miscellaneous

DANIEL ANDERSON Free new-age piano concert. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY George Daugherty conducts the Warner Brothers Symphony Orchestra in a program of animation and live music. Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 3 and 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CATHY & MARCY Children's music concert. Next Saturday, April 29, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sunday, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with music by Dave's Tune. 773-878-5552.

HANDBELL CHOIRS OF TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND LUTHER MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Next Sunday, April 30, 4 PM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 773-539-3018.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, "shamanic chant, avant-garde strings, and world percussion" with Shakura Ensemble. Tuesday, 7 PM, benefit for Harper High School students' travel fund to Ghana with music by Maggie Brown and spoken word by Brenda Matthews and Avery Young. Wednesday, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" hosted by Douglas Grew. 312-362-9707.

INGA PIRCA Children's music concert and instrument demonstration. Thursday, April 27, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

JELLYEYE DRUM THEATRE, NIU STEEL DRUM BAND Next Saturday, April 29, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

JETTSETT GALLERY & CAFE 3350 N. Paulina: Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike for music, spoken word, and visual and performance artists hosted by harmonica player Sugar Blue. 773-477-7251.

MASS ENSEMBLE "Movement and Sonic Sculpture" ensemble presents Clear Experiments. Friday through Sunday, and next Friday through Sunday, April 28 through 30, 8 PM, Pilsen East Center for the Arts, 1945 S. Halsted. 312-243-2366.

ST. THERESE'S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL STAGE BAND & VOCALISTS Free performance. Thursday, April 27, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10 PM, John Duncan (see Critic's Choice). 773-227-3617.

TAKE 10 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Free concert. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

VOICES OF THE FUTURE 2000 Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Free concert series by elementary, middle, and high school choirs. Next Friday, April 28, 11 AM, Scottsboro High School Band. 312-595-7437.

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