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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

B-52s perform at the 10th annual black-tie benefit for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Saturday, 6 PM, Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. 312-922-2322, ext. 375.

BEACHWOOD SPARKS See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Wednesday, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

ERIC BENET Benefit concert for Near the Pier Development Center. Next Saturday, May 13, 6 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-527-2223.

BLACK DIRT Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

BRAAM Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 13, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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

CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY WITH MICHAEL McDERMOTT, LEONA NAESS & SATYA GRAHA Friday, 4-10 PM, Superior between Wells and LaSalle. 773-868-3010 and 773-777-1700.

KEVIN COLE performs "America's Musical Greats: 100 Years of the Broadway Stage." Tuesday, 8 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 847-676-0491.

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

DENNIS DE YOUNG Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

PAT DINIZIO of the Smithereens performs as part of his Living Room Tour (benefits the children's department of the LaGrange Park Public Library). Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, LaGrange Park Public Library, 555 N. LaGrange, LaGrange Park. 708-352-0100.

DICK ELLIOT ORCHESTRA performs at the Mother's Day Dinner Dance. Thursday, May 11, 6 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN & ROSEMARY CLOONEY perform "An Evening of Great American Song" at a benefit for Roosevelt University's College of the Performing Arts. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-341-4327.

FELIX & THE BUZZCATZ Free admission for mothers of guests. Next Sunday, May 14, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

SUE GARNER & RICK BROWN Free in-store performance and signing. Next Sunday, May 14, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JOHN WESLEY HARDING Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

INSANE CLOWN POSSE'S STRANGLEMANIA All-ages show. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

LLOYD BRODNAX KING, CHICAGO TUNE WORKS & OTHERS perform as part of the "Illegitimate Arts Festival." Friday, 8 PM (preceded by an art exhibition and an audio lab at 5 PM, with music by folk artist Stolie), ACM Chicago Arts Program, third floor, 3340 N. Clark. 773-529-4458, ext. 10.

KISS, TED NUGENT, SKID ROW Thursday, May 11, and next Friday, May 12, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LEGENDS OF THE CATSKILLS Comedians Jack Carter, Gabe Kaplan, Aliza Kashi & Freddie Roman accompanied by a live band. Wednesday, 2 PM, Thursday and next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, next Saturday, May 13, 2 and 8 PM, and next Sunday, May 14, 2 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

LETTERMEN Next Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200.

LIFE IN GENERAL Thursday, May 11, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-871-2668.

LILYBANDITS Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, May 14, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

LOS LOBOS, SERGENT GARCIA See Critic's Choice; 18 & over show. Friday, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ANDREA MARCOVICCI performs Ten Cents a Dance: A Tribute to Ruth Etting; see Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

KAREN MASON Free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD Sold out. Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LIZA MINNELLI Tribute to Vincente Minnelli. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Sunday, 2 PM, Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 PM, and next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 8 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-902-1500 or 312-977-1701.

MR. EGG GERM Free in-store performance. Saturday, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

NEXT FRIDAY Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

ALICE PEACOCK, GEOFF KESSELL Free performance in the cafe. Friday, 7:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

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

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE with Don Barnes, Kevin Chalfant, David Carl, Cathy Richardson, and Kelly Keagy. Next Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Free in-store performance for kids. Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SARAH B Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 39 W 830 Highland, Elgin. 847-888-0668.

KATE SCHROCK Free in-store performance. Friday, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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

SIN ORDEN, MT. TAI and others perform at a benefit for Anti-Racist Action. Next Saturday, May 13, 9 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 312-409-1432.

MICHAEL W. SMITH Thursday, May 11, 7:30 PM, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 800-965-9324 or 312-559-1212.

PATTI SMITH All-ages show. Next Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

STAVESACRE, GHOTI HOOK, PROJECT 86, LIVING SACRIFICE, LEFT OUT Sunday, 6 PM, Wonderland Ballroom, 310 E. Chicago, Elgin. 800-965-9324 or 847-888-8670.

TEMPTATIONS, SUPREMES WITH MARY WILSON Next Sunday, May 14, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Friday, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

WEEN All-ages show. Next Friday, May 12, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Alien DNA. Saturday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Next Friday, May 12, Mr. Blotto, Jon Gram. Next Saturday, May 13, Banned Band, Dahui. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays after 5:30 PM. Friday, Mr. Myers. Thursday, Campbell & Kennedy. Next Friday, May 12, O'Brien Brothers. 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.

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, DJ Laura B. Saturdays, DJs Chris Gin & Jeff Moyer. Wednesdays, DJs Jeff Moyer, Gil Burns & Pulz-8. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, John Mathie, Chamberlain, 50 Grit. Saturday, Waco Brothers, Flat Mean Tires. Sunday, 7 PM, Jill Dawson, Whiskey Kitchen, Adam Ezra, Rob Stone. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesdays, Atomic Zombies, Mynock. Thursday, Dr. Kinetic, Shag Bown. Next Friday, May 12, 50 Fathoms, A New January. Next Saturday, May 13, Leonardo, Tracy Buckle, Telstar, Joe Armstrong & the Badass Band. 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. Friday, DJ Shon Dervis, DJ Nine Lives. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, 11 PM, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Apartment, Mental Insect. Saturday, Ruck La Rue, Planeta de Crystal. Monday, 9:30 PM, open mike. Next Friday, May 12, Pistolero, Wotan, TV Savage. Next Saturday, May 13, Spiveys, God Country Family, White Mules of Sin. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, DJs Dylan & Facs, 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, Jennifer Holliday. 312-944-2200.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, May 13, Spoonfed. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Prowlers. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Jason Jones & Dan Beavers. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Next Friday, May 12, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Five Thousand Steps. Saturday, Guilty. Next Friday, May 12, Phineus. Next Saturday, May 13, None 4 Now. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Hillbillys From Space. Saturday, Uncle John's Band. Thursday, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Next Friday, May 12, J. Juliano Band. Next Saturday, May 13, Something for Joey. 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. Wednesday, 8-Track. 630-830-7200.

CADILLAC SAM'S 4859 Oakton, Skokie: Saturday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 847-329-7952.

CAFE NISA 8841 S. Ridgeland, Oak Lawn: Saturday, 9 PM, I Decline, Krypton. 708-599-1485.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Friday, DJs Aladdin, Assassin & Bhavesh spin bhangra, Hindi remixes, hip-hop, and house. 312-202-0502.

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

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Arra. Next Friday, May 12, Mr. Macky. Next Saturday, May 13, Kato the Houseboy. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, May 11, 9 PM, Hello Dave. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fridays, DJ Hugo. Saturdays and Wednesdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Frank Orall & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Wednesdays, DJs Gil Burns, Pulz-8 & Jeff Moyer. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. 312-266-1200.

CLUB 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. Saturday, Carl Cox, Psycho Bitch, Teri Bristol, Curt Caris. Thursday, May 11, Future Sound of Chicago. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Fridays, 9:30 PM, DJs spin. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Saturday, May 13, 10:30 PM, Push Down & Turn, Satya Graha. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesday, Afrodisiacs. Thursday, Mr. Meyers. Next Friday, May 12, Caught Naked. Next Saturday, May 13, Cats Under the Stars. 847-541-4700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Friday, 8 PM, Karen Mason; 11:30 PM, Billy Stritch. Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Karen Mason. Sunday, 7 PM, Karen Mason; 9:30 PM, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch. Wednesday through next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, next Saturday, May 13, 8 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, May 14, 7 PM, Karen Mason. 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; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJs Pete & Mark. Monday, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. Sundays, DJs Tony & Frank Cano. 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, 9 PM, Swinging Lovehammers, Ellen Rosner, Rock Star Club, Busker Soundcheck, Bottletones. Saturday, 10 PM, Mary Timony, Elizabeth Elmore. Monday, 7:30 PM, Dilated Peoples (see Critic's Choice), Reflection Eternal featuring Talib Kweli (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Big Wow, Sasha 13, Minim. Next Friday, May 12, 10 PM, Sam Prekop Band, Terry Callier. Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, Jon Langford & Carlos Ortega, Mike Ireland & Holler. Next Sunday, May 14, 9 PM, Jeff Tweedy & Jim O'Rourke, Aluminum Group, Rebecca Gates. 773-489-3160.

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

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Dancing Noodles. Next Saturday, May 13, Stevie Starlite. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. Thursday, Hystorie's End, DJ Myke T. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Decades. Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, May 12, Only Sons. 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, Smalls, Video Stars, Batteries Not Included. Saturday, Mr. Blotto. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, May 12, Garbo Swag. Next Saturday, May 13, Then Again. 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 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Bed, Giant Step, Spark. Saturday, Big Backyard, Imagination Playground, Snake Oil. Sundays, Sumo. Tuesday, Exies, Calico Cats, Clip. Wednesday, Mars Electric, Collapsis, Pinch. Thursday, Souled Out, Oucho Sparks. Next Friday, May 12, Rock Star Club, Throck Morton, Royal Brown. Next Saturday, May 13, Dovetail Joint, Zero to Nine, Radio Hour 491. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, the Blast. Saturday, Spoonfed. Thursday, Dean Grant. Next Friday, May 12, Mr. Sparkle. Next Saturday, May 13, Case Closed. 773-775-2848.

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, May 12, Dave Colly (no cover). 847-428-4500.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Grifters, Shiner, Bluetip. Saturday, Sweep the Leg Johnny (see Spot Check), Alkaline Trio (see Spot Check), 5 Deadly Venoms. Sunday, Dimbiman, Sammy Dee, DJ Zip. Monday, 9:30 PM, Drapes (see Spot Check), Hoodoo Hoedown, Rumbleseat. Thursday, 9 PM, Apples in Stereo (see Spot Check), Versus (see Spot Check), OK Go, Oranger. Next Sunday, May 14, 10 PM, "Borrowed Language" DJs spin with Intrakit, Brad Geary, and DJ PNS. 773-276-3600.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin music in the cabaret room nightly: Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 5 PM-5 AM; in Club X: Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. 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 Thursdays through Saturdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

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: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Caliente. Saturday, Kiss Alive. Next Friday, May 12, Rass Klatt. Next Saturday, May 13, Mr. Roberts. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, Butane 5, Cancer Merchants, Messy Hairs, Close Enough, Wayside; 10 PM, Tub Ring, Hamicks, Boxcar Satan. Saturday, 5 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Pistolero, Skullface, PNS/Molemen; 9 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Art Loinz & the Wett Dixx, Sidekick Kato, Dante. Sunday, 7 PM, Inhuman, Frontside, Dead to Fall, Life Scars. Monday, 6 PM, A//Political. Tuesday, 7 PM, Small Brown Bike, Casket Lottery, John Brown Battery, Chauncey. Wednesday, 7 PM, Dishes, Jesus Christ Superfly, Lynyrd's Innards, Mexican Cheerleader. Thursday, 6 PM, Capture the Flag, Dead Season. Next Friday, May 12, 6 PM, Against All Authority, 500 Hats, Biscayne, This Is Forever; 10 PM, Entertainment, Vue, Paris, TX. Next Saturday, May 13, 7 PM, Atom & His Package, Franklin, No Motiv, Aspera Ad Astera, Science Of. Next Sunday, May 14, 7 PM, Radio Four, Pruno, Cry Baby Cry. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Phil Lee (see Spot Check). Saturday, 10 PM, Rico. Thursday, 9 PM, Sleepy LaBeef, Glen Hansard. Next Friday, May 12, 9:30 PM, Brave Combo, Polkaholics. Next Saturday, May 13, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Saps. 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, Bea Brady's Rock & Soul Revue. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Loose Screws. Saturday, Tom Carey Band. Thursday, Smalls. Next Saturday, May 13, Four Acoustic Band. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, May 12, Then Again. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 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, Pepper Showcase features jazz & show tunes. Saturday, Ethan Sellers, National Drag. Monday, Hypnotic Sounds From Russia/Ukraine with Uriy Zmorodyen. Next Friday, May 12, Justin Planasch & the Downpours, Apartment. Next Saturday, May 13, Heavy Mental, Go-Go Devils, Sara Hollisters. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 9 PM, and Saturday, 10 PM, Denise Tomasello. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Scott Montgomery. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sunday, 3 PM, Paul O'Reilly benefit concert with music by Who's This Mary?, Chuckleheads, and the Patty Elvis Band. 773-395-0066.

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Heatersons, Whiskey Kitchen. Saturday, J for Jules, Lushtones. Wednesday, Adrian Crowley, Gareth Woods. Thursday, Braam, Jeff Freling. Next Friday, May 12, Glen Hansard, Steve Owen, Gareth Woods. Next Saturday, May 13, Raxtrax, Nicholas Tremulis, Cathy Braaten & friends. 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. Music at 10:30 PM. Friday, 9 PM, Family of Souls. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike in the Red Line Tap with Craig Champlin. Next Friday, May 12, Linda M. Smith. Next Saturday, May 13, Nomad Planets. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. North Branch: 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, Dag Juhlin, West Ace with Joan Leslie Hartman. Saturday, 8 PM, "Pot Lucky" features comedy, drama, film, and music with the Dragon Girls, Polkaholics, Beezbo, and Matt Wilson. Sunday, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Rebecca Gates, Devil in a Woodpile. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Freakwater, Devil in a Woodpile. Next Friday, May 12, 9:30 PM, Red Star Belgrade, Dorian Taj. Next Saturday, May 13, 9 PM, Malaria, A-Z Consolidated, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Kickplate, Art Loinz & the Wett Dixx, Loraxx. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Lightning & Thunder. Saturday, Dogs Undecided, Peace Treaty. Next Friday, May 12, Mini Ruebens, Foil. Next Saturday, May 13, Pat McCurdy. 773-929-0944.

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

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Sister Envy. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thursday, May 11, 7:30 PM, Funkadesi, Mr. Greensleev (Street Level Youth benefit). 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Fabulous Janes, Seventh Heaven. Sunday, Danzig, Disturbed, Six Feet Under. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Kittie (see Spot Check), Relative Ash, Workhorse Movement. Wednesday, 6:45 PM, Armored Saint (see Spot Check), Amorphis (see Spot Check), Moon Spell (see Spot Check), Kovenant (see Spot Check). Thursday, 6:30 PM, Dope, Primer 55, Pimpadelic, Five Pointe O. Next Friday, May 12, Fishbone, Great Apes. Next Saturday, May 13, Judybats, Red Elephant, Ted Ansani Trio. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Friday, 9 PM, Great Crusades. 773-935-2118.

INTA'S 157 W. Ontario: DJs spin 9 PM-5 AM. Fridays, DJs spin R&B and hip-hop. 312-829-7503.

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

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Quantum Leep. Saturday, Then Again, Common Ground. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, May 12, Hello Dave, Dogs Undecided, Troll for Trout. Next Saturday, May 13, Underwater People, the Neighborhood, Tuck Pence. 312-337-3486.

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. Saturday, Something for Joey. Next Friday, May 12, Love Monkeys. Next Saturday, May 13, Foil. 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 old school punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesdays, DJ Arnold, Naked Jenga. Next Friday, May 12, Alec. 773-384-1040.

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, Central Falls. Next Saturday, May 13, Beardicus Enormous. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Four Fi. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Fuzz. Next Saturday, May 13, Hacks. 630-530-2077.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Steepwater Band, Bottles of Wine. Saturday, Screaming Bluedogs, the Project. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Almighty Rogers. Wednesday, 9 PM, Lord Thumb. Thursday, Seers Poncho. Next Friday, May 12, Revolver. Next Saturday, May 13, the Idea. 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, Oscar McMillan, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Brian Borden, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, May 13, Barry Weaver, 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. Friday, Stanley Karcz. Saturday, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Monday, Peter Miletic. Tuesday, Stanley Karcz. Wednesday, Tom Linsk. Thursday, Gary Filip. Next Friday, May 12, Tom Linsk. 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, Scott Holman. Saturdays and Sunday, Chicago Rose. Monday, Troy Neihardt. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesday, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Troy Neidhardt. Next Friday and Sunday, May 12 and 14, Peter Miletic. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM. Fridays, Chicago Rose. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, 5-10 PM, Stan Karcz. Monday, Scott Holman. Tuesday, Larry O'Connor. Wednesday, Dave Allen. Thursday, Phil Baron. Next Saturday, May 13, Tom Linsk. 847-952-8755.

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, Rattlers, Sentimental Oriental. Saturday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars, Todd Harold & Brand New Bag. Tuesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Wednesday, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling. Thursday, Tara MacLean. Next Friday, May 12, Brother Brother. 773-404-9494.

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

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 7 PM, The The, Gaberdine. Sunday, 7 PM, Orchestra Morphine, Mr. Airplane Man. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Mary's Window, Tap Root, Papa Roach, Audio ID. Wednesday, 10 PM, Wire (see Critic's Choice), Seam. Thursday, 9 PM, Blonde Redhead (see Spot Check), Unwound, Silo. Next Friday, May 12, 7 PM, Sleater-Kinney, Bangs, Gossip. Next Saturday, May 13, 7 PM, Modest Mouse, Califone, Devil in a Woodpile; 11 PM, DJ Ra, Curcuit Mom, Curcuit Dad. Next Sunday, May 14, 6:30 PM, Mystic Journeymen, Rubberoom, Grouch, Atmosphere. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Next Friday, May 12, 6 PM, Dae (no cover). 630-820-7447.

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

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. Saturday, Seers Poncho, Your Mom SRO, Blue Turtle Tea Party. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. 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, Returnables. 773-486-7774.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Friday, May 12, 9:30 PM, Erbis Rhombus, Brain Transplant. Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Mark Landsbury, Baba Yaga. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Friday, May 12, Marina V. Next Sunday, May 14, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Vicki Dodd. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Ronnie spins late on Saturdays. Friday, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, Deals Gone Bad. Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for the Council for Disability Rights with the Josh Richter Band, Evidence, Oucho Sparks, and the Jason Trobec Jazz Trio. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Chris Green & New Perspective. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, May 12, midnight, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Next Saturday, May 13, 10 PM, the Gruv, Flapjacks. 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 PIZZA 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 6 PM. Friday and Saturday, Shawn & Janell. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Glen Murschel. 815-468-6666.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Shortcuts. Next Saturday, May 13, Takabite. 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, Lushtones, Secret Police, Blower. Saturday, E-Vans, Crimson Sweet. Sunday, Chuck Cox. Wednesday, Brother Lowdown. Next Saturday, May 13, Creepy D. Next Sunday, May 14, Urt. 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. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays; no cover. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation & Rust Crew DJs spin hip-hop. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, acoustic hootenanny hosted by Dan Whitaker with Stacey Early, Barrie Cole, Jay Harris, Dan & Scott, Mercury Players, Mark Mattson, and Mike Sims (no cover). 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Only Sons. Saturday, X-Side. Next Friday, May 12, the Blast. Next Saturday, May 13, Lounge Puppets. 630-924-9368.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: Next Saturday, May 13, 10 PM-3 AM, "Desi Party" with DJs Aladdin & Asassin. 312-633-0911.

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. Saturday, Timo Maas, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. Next Saturday, May 13, Christopher Lawrence. 312-733-6699.

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

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

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Soul Sound Unbound. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Thursday, Aaron Chase & Jarrin Wells with Scottish. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Holy Moses. Saturday, In the Flesh (Pink Floyd tribute band). Wednesdays, Rory's Raiders. Next Friday, May 12, Off the Record. 630-543-3101.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10:30 PM, Ray Condo & His Ricochets. Saturday, 10 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardways, Mary Janes. Sunday, 8 PM, Joseph Arthur, Waterworks. Monday and Tuesday, 8 PM, Shivaree, Red Elephant. Wednesday, 9 PM, Beachwood Sparks (see Critic's Choice), Essex Green, Bees Are Black. Next Friday, May 12, 10 PM, John Doe, Verbow, Chris Mills. Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Pan-American, Brokeback, Grandaddy, Revolutionary Artificial Head System. Next Sunday, May 14, His Name is Alive, Lovesick, Stun Gun. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Wishing Well. Next Saturday, May 13, Mr. Myers. 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. Saturday, Hungry Hungry Honchos. 773-528-7569.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, 45s. 708-526-7174.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Friday, 9 PM, Admiral Hour, Billy Baroo. 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, May 12, Rick Lindy & the Cyclones. Next Saturday, May 13, the Wave. 847-991-2150.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Friday, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, John Acquaviva (see Critic's Choice), Darrell Woodson. Saturday, DJ Michelle Stylus, DJs Mikey & Kenny. 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. Wednesday, DJ Colin Newman, DJ Pete Nathan. Thursdays, DJ V. Next Friday, May 12, Robbie Hardkiss, Roz B. Liquid. Next Saturday, May 13, Lady D, 8Fatfat8, Tobias. 773-549-4140.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Torturing Elvis. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Wednesday, 8-Track. 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.

THE SPOT 1584 Rand, Des Plaines: Next Saturday, May 13, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-298-4000.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM on weekends, 7:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Evergreen Terrace, Reverb Injection. Mondays, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Wednesdays, open mike. Thursday, Johnnie Brazas (no cover). 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. Friday, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Rebecca, Rippin' Ray & others. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Bamboo Grove. Saturday, Slugs, Mark Watson. Next Saturday, May 13, All Natural, Mass Hysteria. 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, Spreaders, I Love Rich, Woolworthy, Sugarfried Super O's. 773-472-6900.

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, Douglas September, Al Rose, Jim Roll. Sunday, 7 PM, Greg Klyma, Matt Jones, Nomad Planets. Thursday, Anne O'Meara Heaton & Frank Marotta Jr. Next Friday, May 12, Buck Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Justin Earle. Next Saturday, May 13, 9 PM, Ripley Caine. Next Sunday, May 14, 7 PM, Nancy Walker & others. 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. Friday, DJ Suspence. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. Next Friday, May 12, Mixin' Marc. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Shades of Grey. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Flapjacks. Saturday, Trippin' Billies. Next Friday, May 12, Deja Vu. Next Saturday, May 13, Harmony Riley. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Ritmo Band. Next Friday, May 12, Chain Gang. Next Saturday, May 13, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Weebles. 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, Zeleke, U&I. Saturday, Gizzae, Wizdom. Sunday, Gizzae. Monday, Aswah Greggorri & the Enforcers. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Thursday, reggae jam and tribute to Bob Marley. Next Friday, May 12, Derrick Morgan, Charles Cameron. Next Saturday, May 13, Swamp, Carl Brown. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 9:30 PM, Gary Yek, Akela. Tuesdays, B.L.T. & Mayo. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, Bob Bloom. Mondays, DJ Smut. Wednesdays, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, May 12, Rollover. Next Saturday, May 13, Berber, Cats & Jammers. 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. Sunday, 3 PM, Joel Barry, Ester Hana, and Bob Solone; 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. DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays; live bands perform Thursdays. 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. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

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

NOEL HENRY'S IRISH SHOWBAND Friday, 9 PM, Social Center, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

KELLY HOGAN Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MINSTROSITY Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 13, 2 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1701 Sherman, Evanston. 708-328-0883.

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

TOM PAXTON Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JIM POST, RANDY SABIEN Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Friendship Concert Hall, Kolpin & Algonquin, Des Plaines. 847-632-9333.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS 25th anniversary concert with special guests Robbie Fulks, Ed Walsh, Mitch Corbin, Chris Jones, Marty Marrone, Tim Wilson, Don Stiernberg, Drew Carson, Colby Maddox, John Rice, Ollie O'Shea, Al Murphy, and others. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

STOLIE performs as part of the "Illegitimate Arts Festival." Friday, 5 PM (followed by Chicago Tune Works and Lloyd Brodnax King at 8 PM), ACM Chicago Arts Program, third floor, 3340 N. Clark. 773-529-4458, ext. 10.

VOLO BOGTROTTERS Next Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

WEAVERMANIA WITH FRANK HAMILTON Next Friday, May 12, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sunday, Battlefield Band. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Printers Rogue. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Brushfire. Next Friday, May 12, Rico & Heather. 847-332-1116.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Sundays, DJ Brian spins country music. Next Saturday, May 13, 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, Paddy Keenan, Lawrence Nugent (no cover). 773-473-5263.

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

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, Jon Langford & Carlos Ortega, Mike Ireland & Holler. 773-489-3160.

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

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

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Switchback (no cover). 847-428-4500.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Sundays, 7 PM, North & South. 773-763-0095.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Phil Lee (see Spot Check). Tuesday, 8 PM, Rich Ingle. Wednesday, 8 PM, James Lee Stanley. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, open stage. Next Saturday, May 13, Eric Lugosch. 630-393-1247.

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

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: Sunday, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Rebecca Gates, Devil in a Woodpile. Wednesday, 9 PM, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Troy Campbell. 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, Burren Ceili Band. Saturday, David Dunne & Blackwater. Next Saturday, May 13, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sunday, Paddy Keenan & Laurence Nugent. Monday, Sean Cleland, Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Mackie Redd. Next Saturday, May 6, Andi & I. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Little Box of 64. Saturday, Ben Porter & Chris Parsley. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Friday, May 12, Marina V. Next Saturday, May 13, Minna Bromberg, Low Rent Collective. 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 Jen & Mel. 773-276-9730.

TINLEY PERK 7899 W. 159th, Tinley Park: Tuesdays, 7 PM, open stage with Ken Qualter. Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, On the Mainline. 708-633-7375.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Jamie Anderson. Next Friday, May 12, Thursday's Child. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, 9 PM, Jamie Anderson & friends. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Linda M. Smith & Chuck Cheesman. Next Friday, May 12, Buck Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Justin Earle. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Monday, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. Thursdays, 7:30-10 PM, Lynne Mandarino. 312-266-7761.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Phil Dunavan; 10 PM, Adam Ezra, Sarah Fleury, Douglas Ryan & Mike Castaneda. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Chuck Cheesman, Susan McClelland, Libby Reed. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME performs African-American popular music of the 20th century. Next Saturday, May 13, 2:30 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1401 S. Sacramento. 312-747-7670.

LUTHERAN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY GOSPEL CHOIR with the choirs of Bethany, Good Shepherd, and St. Mark Lutheran Churches, DePaul University, and the Metropolitan Chicago Combined Choir. Free concert. Sunday, 4 PM, Lutheran School of Theology, 1100 E. 55th St. 773-256-0717.

ONE CHANCE, DENISE CONLEY, TAZ, LORELL JONES, DETOUR Saturday, 7 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 877-733-7499.

JIM PALMORE VOCAL CHORALE FEATURING DARYL COLEY with Edward Showers & the Bishop Shepherd Little Memorial District Choir. Next Saturday, May 13, 7 PM, Christ Unity Evangelistic Church, 208 E. 61st. 773-854-1623 or 773-379-3299.

J.B. RITCHIE Free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesdays, Carl Davis Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Patricia Scott & Zora Young. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Allan Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Grana' Louise & Shirley Johnson. 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, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Saturday, Byther Smith & the Night Riders. Sunday, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Next Sunday, May 14, Rockin' Johnny & Little Arthur. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Carl Weathersby. Saturday, celebrity jam with Otis Rush. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesdays, Marty Sammon (no cover). Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, May 13, Blues Rockits. 630-830-2565.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, May 13, Liz Mandville Greeson. 773-384-8600.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Otis Clay, Rockin' Johnny. Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, Elmo Bliss. Sunday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Monday, jam hosted by Sam Cockrell. Tuesday, Percy Strother (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Thursday, Scott Ellison Band. Next Friday, May 12, 5:30 PM, Lil' Ed; 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings with Gene Barge, Bill Lupkin Band. Next Saturday, May 13, Carey Bell, Kax & the Black Light Experience. 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, Lindsey Nelson Blues Band. Thursday, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight 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.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco after 8 PM; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Thursday through next Saturday, May 13, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM. Saturday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-541-4700.

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.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Next Saturday, May 13, 10 PM, Evolution Blues Band. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Next Sunday, May 14, 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, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Little Smokey Smothers. Saturday, 5 PM, Steve Cohen; 9:30 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks. Sunday, Little Al Thomas. Monday, Casey Jones. Tuesday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Wednesday, Matthew Skoller. Thursday, Johnny Rawls Revue. Next Friday, May 12, 5 PM, Brother John; 9:30 PM, Barbara LeShoure. Next Saturday, May 13, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Bonnie Lee. Next Sunday, May 14, Little Al Thomas. 312-266-2400.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 11, Kingsnakes. Next Saturday, May 13, Third Degree. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Next Friday, May 12, Brother John. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Friday, J.P. & the Cats. Saturday, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. Next Saturday, May 13, Big Al & the Heavyweights. 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.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix. Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheelers. Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Eddie Shaw & Wolf Gang. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar. Saturday, 10 PM, Ruby Harris Electric Violin Band. 773-465-8005.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, May 13, Bobbie King & the Ladies' Choice Band. 815-741-9207.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sunday, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Rebecca Gates, Devil in a Woodpile. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Freakwater, Devil in a Woodpile. 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, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Saturday, Pete Special. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller Band. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Chicago Red Hots. Wednesday, Chicago Playboys. Thursday, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Next Friday, May 12, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Next Saturday, May 13, Matthew Skoller. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturday, Soul Fedd. Next Saturday, May 13, 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.

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.

JUST ONE 2628 N. Harlem, Elmwood Park: Saturday, 9 PM, Ronny Revenge & Vengeance, Smokin' Goose. 708-456-5566.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Barbara LeShoure, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers, Kid Dynamite. Sunday, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Zanne Mack Band, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesday, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Jimmy Johnson (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. Sunday, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Monday, Zanne Mack Band. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Eddie Shaw. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Sunday, May 14, 11:30 AM & 2 PM, gospel buffet with Willie Harris Gospel Singers, Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. 312-360-1558.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Vida Blues. Next Saturday, May 13, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Saturdays, ZZ Hill. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Kax & the Blacklight Experience. Next Friday, May 12, Tim O'Brien & Little Brothers Band. 708-863-2000.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Saturday, 10 PM, Screaming Bluedogs, the Project. 773-871-3757.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Little Al Thomas. Next Saturday, May 13, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Rhythm City. Saturday, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. Wednesday, Kip Strean. Next Friday, May 12, Big Al & the Heavyweights. Next Saturday, May 13, Mike Coleman & the Backbreakers. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Best of Blues. Wednesday, Back Porch Blues. Sunday, Steve Lizard. Next Friday, May 12, Mighty Joe. Next Saturday, May 13, Jason Jones. Next Sunday, May 14, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. Thursday, Pat Doody Project (followed by an open jam). Next Saturday, May 13, Duke Tomatoe, Charlie Sugar. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Percy Strother (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursday, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Next Friday, May 12, 9:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-566-7000.

SHARK CITY 2240 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, May 13, Howard & the White Boys. 847-517-4275.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Bumblebee Bob. Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Friday, May 12, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars with Willy Smith. Next Saturday, May 13, Mike Bome-Elmo Williams 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Friday, 9 PM, Blues Dusters. 312-943-7815.

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Margo & Strictly Southside. 708-863-4224.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Little Jimmy. 773-281-7112.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Sunday, 8 PM, Joanbaby with Tone Summer. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

PAUL ABELLA TRIO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

BOPOLOGY WITH PETER OPRISKO Next Friday, May 12, 9 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6342.

ORBERT DAVIS WITH THE MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Tim Aubuchon. Friday, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500 or 708-974-5742.

DAVID DEL CIELLO & DAVID BOWERS Student recital with bass and guitar. Next Friday, May 12, 7 PM, Heiniger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

KYLE EASTWOOD QUINTET Wednesday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME performs African-American popular music of the 20th century. Next Saturday, May 13, 2:30 PM, Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1401 S. Sacramento. 312-747-7670.

FLOROS FLORIDIS WITH ANDRE JAUME & KEN VANDERMARK Free admission. Next Saturday, May 13, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO Free concert. Thursday, May 11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

MONTAGE SAXOPHONE QUARTET WITH BRIENN PERRY & FRIEDA LEE, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ & WIND ENSEMBLES under the direction of Bruce Mack. Sunday, 7 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE, ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME perform music by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thomas A. Dorsey, Chevalier de St. Georges, and others. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

FELTON OFFARD TRIO performs at the Pink Flamingo Flower Show Finale. Next Sunday, May 14, noon-3 PM, Horticulture Hall, Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. 312-746-5100.

GUNTER "BABY" SOMMER Free percussion concert. Next Sunday, May 14, 1 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI TRIO Free concerts. Saturday, 4 PM, LaSalle Street Church, 1135 N. LaSalle. 312-573-8800. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

WRIGHT COLLEGE JAZZ BAND under the direction of Rich Corpolongo. Monday, 7:30 PM, North Theatre, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragensett. 773-481-8143.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Sonny Turner, John Watson, Rich Pardo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Don Bennett Quintet. Sundays, 8:30 PM, Greg Sergo's Ellington Dynasty. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, May 12, noon, Franz Jackson, George Bean, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, May 13, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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 next Saturday, May 13, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Next Sunday, May 14, Carlos Cannon. 312-751-2433.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, May 13, Rubato Jazz Ensemble. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Riff Rockets. 773-281-4444.

BELLA VISTA 1001 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant; no cover. Fridays, 8 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 773-404-0111.

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

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters Trio with vocalist Michele Thomas; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with 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.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Matt Erio 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.

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

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 11, Paul Jacki 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. 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 Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30-9 PM, Joanie Pallatto Trio. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 5:15-9 PM, Allyssa Jones Duo. Next Friday, May 12, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York 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.

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.

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.

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.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, May 12, Sam Prekop Band, Terry Callier. 773-489-3160.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Fred Anderson with Peter Kowald & Hamid Drake, Cor Fuhler (see Critic's Choice) with Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm & Michael Zerang, Ernst Long/Boris Sinclair Hauf Duo. Next Friday, May 12, 9:30 PM, Peter Kowald, Floros Floridis, Gunter "Baby" Somer, and Fred Lonberg-Holm perform the music of Fred Katz. Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Underground Quartet, Cor Fuhler (see Critic's Choice) with Jim O'Rourke, Andre Jaume (tribute to Jimmy Giuffre). Next Sunday, May 14, 5:30 PM, Loos, John Butcher. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Airborne. Next Saturday, May 13, Jeff Lasky Group. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fridays, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Matt Erion Trio. Next Saturday, May 13, Paul Abella Trio. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 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: Friday, 10 PM, Pepper Showcase features jazz & show tunes. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Jazz Temple Quartet with Beau Barry & R.J. Temple. 773-489-5471.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Sunday, 8 PM, Juli Wood Quartet (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Tim Brent Trio (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Thursday, 9 PM, Clyde Davis & Erin Jazz with Gerey Johnson. Next Saturday, May 13, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Paul McKee/John Fedchock Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Paul McKee/John Fedchock Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Judy Roberts Duo. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon with the Chris Foreman Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Rod McGaha Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 8 PM, Jamie Newman Trio. Monday, 9 PM, Kyle Asche. Thursday, 9 PM, Triage. Next Sunday, May 14, 9 PM, Michele Thomas. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Ed Wilkerson/Niki Mitchell Quartet with Harrison Bankhead & Toby Williams. Wednesday, 8 PM, Dave Pavkovic & Tatsu Aoki. Next Friday, May 12, 9:30 PM, 8 Bold Souls. 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 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, Tom Harrell Quintet. Tuesday through next Sunday, May 14, Dave Holland Quintet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology with Peter Oprisko. 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.

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: Wednesday, 8 PM, Bob Marsh. 773-489-9554.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Tuesday, Marie Alexandre Duo. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Two for Brasil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, Akio Sasajima Trio. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Next Sunday, May 14, 9 PM, Mike Stern Quartet with Dennis Chambers, Lincoln Goines & Bob Franceschini. 773-404-9494.

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

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, May 13, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Fred Lonberg-Holm with Bob Marsh, Jack Wright, and Bhob Rainey. Saturday, 10 PM, Phil Mosberg with Nate Bakum & David Pavkovic. Thursday, Rise & Fall of the Sean Archer Memorial Large Band with Adam Sonderberg, Jerry Bryerton, Jim Baker, Kurt Johnson & Boris Hauf. Next Saturday, May 13, 9:30 PM, Mark Landsbury, Baba Yaga. Next Sunday, May 14, 8 PM, Boris Hauf, Ernst Long, Kurt Johnson, and Michael Johnson. 773-728-5010.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Sunday, May 14, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Vicki Dodd. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for the Council for Disability Rights with the Josh Richter Band, Evidence, Oucho Sparks, and the Jason Trobec Jazz Trio. 773-489-0011.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursdays, Joan Hickey Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Patti Morabito Duo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Karl Montzka Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Little Three Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Tito Carillo Trio. 708-848-4250.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Dan McIntyre Quartet. Saturday, Corky McClerkin Quartet. Sunday, Elaine Dame Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Henry Johnson Duo. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, May 12, Typhanie Monique Quartet. Next Saturday, May 13, Tim Tobias Quartet. Next Sunday, May 14, Nicole Kessler. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Rankinfyle. Saturday, Yoko Noge Trio, Katherine Davis Quartet. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, May 12, Greg Pasenko Trio. Next Saturday, May 13, Ken Saydak Trio, Scott Stevenson Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Maureen Christine Quartet. Next Sunday, May 14, Ron Mills & Kate Rafferty. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, classical guitarist Jim Perri. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6 PM, Ellen Harwicke. Wednesdays, 6 PM, Jeanette Kopala. 312-266-0360.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Eric Roth Trio. 773-276-9730.

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

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Thursday, May 11, Peter Oprisko Duo. 773-775-7525.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thursday, May 11, 9 PM, Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Trio, Paul Wertico Trio, Sinister Luck Ensemble. 773-525-2508.

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

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

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Fridays, jazz night hosted by Larry Smith featuring Double Trouble with trumpeters Maurice Brown & Corey Wilkes and vocalist Kelly Rich at 8:30-11 PM followed by a jam session at from 11 PM until 1 AM. 312-225-4140.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Tom Castonzo Quartet. 708-922-9950.

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 and Thursday, Eric Allen Trio. Next Saturday, May 13, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Ryan Shultz Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday, May 12, Juli Wood Trio. Next Saturday, May 13, Geof Bradfield Trio. 630-305-0230.

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: Tuesday, 8 PM, Lark. 773-929-3680.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs in the lobby. Monday, Francis Parker School Jazz Ensemble. Next Friday, May 12, John G. Althouse Jazz Band and Choir. 312-346-3278.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). 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 and Saturday, Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki, Chad Taylor & Jeff Parker. 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, Maurice Brown Ensemble. Next Friday, May 12, Yapree Howell Spacebop Vanguard. Next Saturday, May 13, R.J. Temple Quartet. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 11, Jazz Quartet. 312-943-7815.

international

concerts

ABDELLI, NAJIB BAHRI Next Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RAJAN & SAJAN MISHRA Hindustani vocal concert with Binay Pathak (harmonium) and Subhen Chatterjee (tabla). Saturday, 6:30 PM, Chinamaya Mission Auditorium, 11 South 80, Route 83, Hinsdale. 630-415-2620.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Andean music concert. Saturday, 7 PM, auditorium, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 847-533-7163.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Friday, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. Wednesday, Romanian Independence Day celebration. 312-346-3278.

ZAZHIL Mexican music concert.Next Saturday, May 13, 7 PM, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th. 312-294-3206.

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.

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, May 11, 9 PM, Angel Melendez y Orquesta Arallue, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJs Frankie Perez, Juan Carlos & Edgar Marroquien spin salsa. 312-440-3223.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, salsa music with Eliezar y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7:30 PM, flamenco dance concert with Omayra Amaya & Joaquin Encinias. 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 Sabor. 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.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Grupo Kaskara. 773-489-0011.

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

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Bandoleros. Wednesdays, Chicago Samba School. 312-397-0100.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

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

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.

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

ACCESSIBLE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ensemble in a free recital (Bolling, Hovhaness, Ibert, Rochberg, Rock). Saturday, 7 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-409-4665.

LAURA AMEND AND TAMI JENTZI soprano and mezzo-soprano, with pianist Paul Nicholson (Monteverdi, Gluck, Barber, Delibes, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, Sunday, 7 PM, and next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. 773-774-9402.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert (Hummel, Britten). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Diller Street Theater, North Shore Country Day School, 310 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

AMERICAN OPERA GROUP Francesco Milioto conducts Bizet's Carmen. Next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300 or 773-342-4796.

LEIF OVE ANDSNES piano (Antheil, Prokofiev, Janacek, Schubert). Sunday, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

AVALON STRING QUARTET with pianist Jonathan Yates (Wolf, Berg, Brahms). Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL Parish Church of St. Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston: See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 PM, Bach Week Chamber Orchestra with organist Christine Kraemer, harpsichordists Stephen Alltop, Kay Kim, Richard Webster, and Barbara Weiss, and others (Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi); 10:15 PM, violinists Emma Shook and Mathias Tacke and harpsichordist Barbara Weiss (Bach). Sunday, 7 PM, Bach Week Chamber Orchestra and St. Luke's Girls Choir and Schola with organist Merlin Lehman, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Mark Meier, flutist Louise Dixon, and hornist Daniel Gingrich (Bach, Telemann, Handel, Haydn). Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, organist Margaret Kemper, baritone Bruce Cain, cellist Peter Szczepanek, bassoonist Lewis Kirk, oboists Michael Henoch and Judith Kulb, and violinists Sharon Polifrone, Stefan Hersh, Blair Milton, Emma Shook, and Mathias Tacke (Bach, Vivaldi, Zelenka); 10:15 PM, violinists Blair Milton and Stefan Hersh and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright (Bach). Next Sunday, May 14, 7 PM, Bach Week Chamber Orchestra and St. Luke's Choir of Men and Boys with organist Douglas Cleveland, soprano Alessandra Visconti, mezzo-soprano Theresa Brancaccio, tenor Calland Metts, and bass Jonathan Miller (Bach, Gabrieli). 847-236-0452.

BETHANY LUTHERAN COLLEGE CHOIRS in a free concert (Palestrina, Eccard, Bach, Mendelssohn, Goss, Parry, Elgar, Finzi, Willan, and others). Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

CHICAGO CAMERATA performs music of Bach. Next Friday, May 12, 7:30 PM, St. Chrystosom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn. Next Saturday, May 13, 7:30 PM, Community Church of Wilmette, 1020 Forest, Wilmette. 773-384-6154.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dieter Kober, conductor, with violist Galina Goryanskaya and pianist Robert Dennison in a free concert (Bach, Beethoven, Hovhaness, Shostakovich). Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-922-5570 or 262-605-0274.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Thursday through next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, and next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Bobby McFerrin, conductor and voice (Bernstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Vivaldi, Bizet). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO YOUTH CONCERT ORCHESTRA Terrance Gray, conductor, with violinist Stephanie Jewell (Weber, Ginastera, Gershwin, Bruch). Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 312-939-2207, ext. 29.

CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CONCERT ORCHESTRA Rossen Milanov and Terrance Gray, conductors, with violinist Sherry Hong (Mahler, Ginastera, Conus). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-939-2207.

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

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Tchaikovsky, Bach/Stokowski, Mussorgsky/Ravel, R. Strauss, Piston). Sunday, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

GENE COLEMAN AND ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA in a free concert (Cage, Coleman, Hauf, and others). Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY CONCERT BAND Thursday, May 11, 7:30 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

COLORADO QUARTET with cellist Steven Balderston and violist Baird Dodge (Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms). Sunday, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan conducts a program of South American music (Revueltas, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla). Sunday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-6050.

STANLEY DAVIS clarinet and saxophone (Brahms, Gershwin, and others). Friday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

DE PAUL COMMUNITY CHORUS AND CHILDREN'S CHORUS Keith Hampton, conductor. Monday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor (Brahms, Ravel, Shostakovich, Penderecki). Free admission; tickets required. Tuesday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY CHORAL ENSEMBLES Clayton Parr and Shaelyn Boos conduct a free concert (Billings, Foster, Barber, Ives, Copland, Bernstein, and others). Friday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY GUITAR ENSEMBLE Thursday, May 11, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-362-8373.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh in an all-Copland program. Next Sunday, May 14, 7:30 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with pianist Christopher O'Riley (Beethoven, Brahms, Oliverio). Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ELGIN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7302.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor (Mahler, Paine). Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Carolyn Paulin, conductor (Brahms and others). Sunday, 8 PM, North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood. Friday, 8 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 Dearborn. 773-281-2107.

FLUTES FANTASTIQUE (Draganski, Roitstein, Pixinguinha, Barroso, Jobim, Moraes, and others). Friday, 8 PM, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods, Lincolnshire. Sunday, 4 PM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont. 800-880-2141.

FOX VALLEY CONCERT BAND in a free concert (Vaughan Williams, Sousa, Camphouse, Chambers, Zdechlik). Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Morningstar Community Church, Barnes and Prairie, Aurora. 630-714-5140 or 630-208-9059.

GLEN ELLYN CHILDREN'S CHORUS Next Saturday, May 13, 7 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-858-2471.

ILYA GRINGOLTS violin, with pianist Tatiana Goncharova (Brahms, Mozart). Friday, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ANNE TODD HOWARTH soprano, with pianist Philip Morehead in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Mahler, Arne, A. Scarlatti, Faure, Turina, Obradors). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Edward Benyas, conductor, with guitarist Fareed Haque (Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Benyas, Haque). Saturday, 7 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with baritone Richard Hobson and the Illinois State University Concert Choir and Civic Chorale (Walton, Tchaikovsky, Weill). Saturday, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CHAMBER SINGERS (Faure and others). Saturday, 7 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-280-2223.

LAKESIDE SINGERS Robert Bowker, conductor (Brahms, Rodriguez, Kverno, Barber, and others). Next Friday, May 12, 7 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 Lake, Evanston. Next Sunday, May 14, 7 PM, University Church, 5655 S. University. 847-446-3822.

DIDIER LE PAUW violin, in a free recital. Friday, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons conducts an all-Mozart program. Sunday, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln. 847-674-0039.

LOS ANGELES PIANO QUARTET (Beethoven, Harbison, Brahms). Next Friday, May 12, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:30 PM), Church of the Ascension, East and Van Buren, Oak Park. 708-383-6456.

MEMBERS OF LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS (Donizetti, Rossini, Mozart, Halevy, Saint-Saens, Offenbach, Mascagni, and others). Saturday, 8 PM, Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware Pl. 312-867-7000.

McHENRY COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA Free admission. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRA with clarinetist John Bruce Yeh (Copland, Dvorak, Corigliano). Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-9998.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS READING CLASS, PREP ORCHESTRA, AND JUNIOR ORCHESTRA (Bizet, Copland, Sousa, and others). Saturday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-9998.

WARREN MOULTON, CYNTHIA MALLARD, THERESA LUDDEN, AND KEVIN KEES tenor, mezzo-soprano, soprano, and baritone, with pianist Gabriella Scanu in a free recital (Verdi, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Puccini, Delibes, and others). Thursday, May 11, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner conducts an all-Mozart program featuring clarinetist Gregory Smith, soprano Renee Haring, and organist Ted Heppner. Sunday, 5 PM, Sacred Heart Church, 1077 Tower, Winnetka. 847-492-0495.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Beethoven, Sibelius, Janacek). Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT performs Alessandro Scarlatti's La Giuditta. Thursday, May 11, 3 PM ("open rehearsal"), and next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3610.

NILES CONCERT CHOIR Scott James Arkenberg conducts music of Gabriel Faure. Sunday, 4:30 PM, St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. 847-289-4484.

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Peter Kostov, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Bonnie Von Hoff (Bizet, Respighi, Honegger). Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA William Eddins, conductor, with jazz trumpeter Marvin Stamm (Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington). Next Sunday, May 14, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS Bruce Hall conducts a Mother's Day concert. Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OPERA STUDIO OF HIGHLAND PARK performs Mozart's Don Giovanni. Saturday, 8 PM, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1893.

URSULA OPPENS piano (Beethoven, Wuorinen). Next Friday, May 12, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ORION ENSEMBLE with guitarist Julian Gray (Giuliani, Leisner, Piazzolla, Haydn, Clarke). Sunday, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

PARK RIDGE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers). Friday, Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 7:30 PM, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 711 W. Crescent. 847-604-4333.

MARTIN PERGLER, MARINA PETERSON, AND KARL-DIETER CRISMAN clarinet, cello, and piano, in a free concert (Brahms). Thursday, May 11, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

EVELYN POLLACK AND JAMES RANK soprano and baritone, with pianist Alice Lee in a free recital. Thursday, May 11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

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

GARY REBHOLZ AND GAIL GILLISPIE tenor and lute, in a free program of French and English songs. Monday, 12:15 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR AND GOLOSA CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson and Noel Taylor conduct Rachmaninoff's Vespers. Saturday, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATER Peter Lipari conducts Puccini's Sister Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 2 PM, O'Malley Theatre, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3719.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH CHOIR in a free program (Handel, Messiah). Sunday, 4 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

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

SHERWOOD CONSERVATORY TEEN CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Sunday, 2:30 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

MARILYN SHONFELD violin, with pianist Ken Smith in a free concert (Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Schnittke). Next Sunday, May 14, 4 PM, Am Shalom, 840 Vernon, Glencoe. 847-835-4800.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Mozart, Schubert, J. Strauss, Hyadn, Beethoven). Friday, 7:30 PM,

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Sunday, 9 AM-5 PM, Tea with Granny. 708-922-9950.

GERHARD STAEBLER, KUNSU SHIM, AMNON WOLMAN, JEFF KOWALKOWSKI, MICHAEL PISARO, LOU MALLOZZI, AND CARRIE BIOLO perform their own compositions in a free concert. Saturday, 8 PM, concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-782-8263.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jeri Johnson conducts a free concert (Bach, R. Strauss). Next Saturday, May 13, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with soprano Gwendolyn Faasen in a free concert (Bartok, Foss, Huydts, McQuade). Sunday, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Brahms, Prokofiev, Haydn, Stravinsky, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, St. Gertude Church, 1420 W. Granville. 773-764-3621.

VERMEER QUARTET Next Sunday, May 14, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-663-1628.

VOICES OF THE VALLEY AND QUEEN OF PEACE CHAMBER SINGERS in a spring concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

TATIANA ZENAISHVILI harpsichord (Haydn, D. Scarlatti, Soler, Bach, Balbastre, Bortniansky). Monday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

fairs & festivals

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL See Classical.

CHICAGO WALDORF SCHOOL MAY FAIR 2000 Chicago Waldorf School, 1300 W. Loyola: Saturday, 12:15 PM, Waldorf Community Chamber Choir; 12:30 PM, Jay Voss, L.J. Slavin & June Shellene. Festival also features performances and activities for children. 773-465-2662.

CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY Superior between Wells and LaSalle: Friday, 4-10 PM, Michael McDermott, Leona Naess, Satya Graha. 773-868-3010 or 773-777-1700.

ILLEGITIMATE ARTS FESTIVAL ACM Arts Program, 3340 N. Clark: Friday, 5-8 PM, Stolie & others; 8 PM-midnight, Chicago Tune Works, Lloyd Broadnax King & others. 773-529-4458, ext. 10.

NOISE POP CHICAGO 2000 features music at several venues. Wednesday, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 8:30 PM, Ernst Long & Boris Sinclair Huff, Cor Fuhler & Chicago Friends, Kowald/Anderson/Drake. 773-276-3600. Metro, 3730 N. Clark, 9 PM, Wire (see Critic's Choice), Seam. 773-549-4140. Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, midnight, Colin Newman, Pete Nathan. 773-549-4140. Thursday, Empty Bottle, 8 PM, Apples in Stereo (see Spot Check), Versus, OK Go, Oranger. 773-276-3600. Metro, 8 PM, Blonde Redhead (see Spot Check), Unwound, Silo. 773-549-4140. Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 8:30 PM, Ken Vandermark's Sound in Action Trio, Paul Wertico Trio, Sinister Luck Ensemble. 773-525-2508. Next Friday, May 12, Metro, 6 PM, Sleater-Kinney, Bangs, Gossips. 773-549-4140. Empty Bottle, 8:30 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kowald/Sommer/Floridis. 773-276-3600. Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee, 9 PM, Sam Prekop, Terry Callier. 773-489-3160. Schubas, 9:30 PM, John Doe, Verbow, Chris Mills. 773-525-2508. Smart Bar, 10 PM, Robbie Hardkiss. 773-525-2508. Next Saturday, May 13, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 2 PM, Floridis/Vandermark/Jaume. 312-744-6630. Metro, 6 PM, Modest Mouse, Califone, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-549-4140. Empty Bottle, 8:30 PM, Andre Jaume, Cor Fuhler (see Critic's Choice), Jim O'Rourke, Chicago Underground Quartet. 773-276-3600. Double Door, 9 PM, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, Jon Langford & Carlos Ortega, Mike Ireland & Holler. 773-489-3160. Schubas, 9 PM, Pan-American, Brokeback, Grandaddy, Revolutionary Artificial Head System. 773-525-2508. Smart Bar, 10 PM, Lady D, 8fatfat8, Tobias. 773-525-2508. Sunday, May 14, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 1 PM, Günter "Baby" Sommer. 312-744-6630. Empty Bottle, 5:30 PM, Loos, John Butcher. 773-276-3600. Double Door, 8 PM, Jeff Tweedy & Jim O'Rourke, Aluminum Group, Rebecca Gates. 773-489-3160. Monday, May 15, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 7 PM, Uri Caine's Mahler Project. 312-744-6630.

miscellaneous

AMERICA SINGS! Free choral music festival on five stages. Next Saturday, May 13, 9 AM-8 PM, Lisle Community Park, Rte. 53 and Short St., Lisle. 703-922-8849 or 630-964-3410.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR in a free concert. Friday, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CHICAGO ZITHER CLUB ORCHESTRA & ENSEMBLES, RIDGEWAY CONSORT RECORDERS Sunday, 3:30 PM, Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-534-3680 or 773-631-8274.

CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE AND LIRA SINGERS in a free concert of Mexican and Polish carols and hymns. Sunday, 4 PM, Five Holy Martyrs Church, 4325 S. Richmond. 773-539-4900.

DePAUL UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUSIC DIVISION PERFORMATHON Community music program students perform on two stages to raise money for the program's scholarship fund and community service project. Saturday, 9 AM-7 PM, School of Music, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

EDGEWATER SINGERS perform "songs about food and drink"; free admission. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Elmdale. 773-878-7513.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Thursday, May 11, 9:30 PM, spoken word with Cheryl Trykv. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Sunday, May 14, 7 PM, "shamanic chant, avant-garde strings, and world percussion" with Shakura Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

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.

KIDS FARE: SYMPHONIC SAFARI Children's concert and discussion features Saint-Saën's Carnival of the Animals. Next Saturday, May 13, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DEBRA LEWIS Free piano concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MOHAWK Singer and storyteller performs at "Family Day" celebration of Native American traditions, which also features theater and arts activities. Sunday, 1-4 PM, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood. 773-702-3673.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORALE, CHAMBER SINGERS, AND CHILDREN'S CHOIR Vocal concert of popular Broadway songs. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Menker Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

NASHUA-PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BAND & CHOIR Free concert. Next Friday, May 12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE, ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME perform music by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thomas A. Dorsey, Chevalier de St. Georges, and others. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

TOM PAXTON Children's concert. Next Saturday, May 13, 11 AM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, May 11, Pong Unit with Marc Smith. 773-486-9862.

SUMMER FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS Free presentation by representatives of Michigan's summer festivals, including musicians from the Harbor County Bluesfest, a Gaelic ensemble from the Saline Celtic festival, dancers from Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest & others. Thursday, May 11, noon, Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington. 888-784-7328.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Monday, 9:30 PM, Lost Poets. 773-929-3680.

VOICES OF THE FUTURE 2000 Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Free concert series by elementary, middle, and high school choirs. Friday, 11 AM, Summit Hill District 161; noon, Burrell High School Band. Tuesday, 11 AM, Jackson School. Wednesday, 11 AM, Southeast Elementary School. Thursday, 11 AM, School District 161. Next Friday, May 12, 11 AM, Dixon Elementary School; noon, Darden Elementary School. Next Saturday, May 13, 11 AM, Dee-Mack Middle School. 312-595-7437.

WAA-MU SHOW Northwestern University student variety program entitled "Past Perfect, Future Tense" is set in a "millennium museum" and features an orchestra. Friday, 8 PM, Saturday, 2 and 8 PM, Sunday, 2 PM, Wednesday through next Friday, May 12, 8 PM, and next Saturday, May 13, 2 and 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-491-7282.

WOODHAVEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free performance. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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