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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

ADEN, AISLERS SET, DEERHOOF, HOT DAMN, GRAND PRICKS See Spot Check; free outdoor concert. Saturday, noon, on the quad, University of Chicago, S. University and E. 58th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8424.

BABES IN ARMS Rodgers and Hart's musical performed by an ensemble cast with George Wendt. Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-902-1500.

BERBER Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 27, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

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

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session with music by Secret Agent Bill. Tuesday, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

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

LARRY O. DEAN Free performance. Next Friday, May 26, 7 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

DEL SOULS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 27, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

DROPKICK MURPHYS, BOUNCING SOULS, DWARVES, DISTILLERS Saturday, 6 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LINDA EDER Saturday, 8 PM, Shubert Theatre, 22 W. Monroe. 312-902-1500 or 312-977-1701.

CYNDI ELLIOTT, ANDY CREIGHTON, GREG HAMILTON Saturday, 9:30 PM, Underworld Used Books, 1331 N. Ashland. 773-395-8454.

EMINEM, ROOTS, GOLDFINGER Saturday, 6 PM, Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 S. University. 773-702-9729.

DAVID GRAY, JOSH ROUSE See Spot Check; all-ages show. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LE TIGRE, BRIDE OF NO NO See Spot Check; all-ages show. Saturday, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-907-0610.

ERNEST LIJOI Free performance in the cafe. Next Sunday, May 28, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

M.O.T.O. Free in-store performance. Saturday, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MAGNETIC FIELDS Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MAGNETIC FIELDS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 27, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARINA V BAND Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, May 28, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

RAHSAAN PATTERSON Sunday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

PINETOP SEVEN perform a live original score accompanying a screening of Victor Sjostrom's The Wind. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289 or 773-702-8574.

Q101 JAMBOREE with Third Eye Blind, 311, Everclear, Bloodhound Gang, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Moby, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Eve 6, Travis, Goldfinger, Suicide Machines. Saturday, 1 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

ANDRE RIEU Next Sunday, May 28, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

ELLEN ROSNER Free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

TODD RUNDGREN, TREY SABATELLI & KASIM SULTON Next Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SECOND HAND POETS Free performance. Next Saturday, May 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

NEIL SEDAKA Friday, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

SONIA DADA, RUBYGRASS Next Saturday, May 27, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

RICK SPRINGFIELD Next Sunday, May 28, 7:30 and 10 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

VERNON TONGES performs at a 16-mm film screening. Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

TUNEAGE Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

TINA TURNER Next Saturday, May 27, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MARK WATSON BAND Free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, American Ego, Monica Morris Method, Torben Floor. Next Friday, May 26, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds, Wild Blue Daisies. Next Saturday, May 27, Planet Strange, Berber, Sofia Ramona. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, DJs Harry the Blade & James Hunter spin in the Grandstand room (upstairs). Next Saturday, May 27, DJ G-Spot & others spin house and R&B. 773-305-0002.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Saturdays after 5:30 PM. Friday, Trial By Z. Thursday, O'Brien Brothers. Next Friday, May 26, 45s. 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.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Sour, Delafields, Mr. Id. Saturday, Glow Bugs, Pilgrim Beware, Low Rent, Summerhouse. Sunday, Chris Devins Debacle, Daysleeper. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Gin Palace Jesters. Wednesdays, Robert Cornelius 7. Thursday, E-Vans, Drapes. Next Friday, May 26, Shine, Temple. Next Saturday, May 27, Johnny L, Matthew, Henderson Inches. Next Sunday, May 28, Punchy. 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, Shon Dervis, Steve Bravo. Saturdays, DJ Spin. Sundays, E.V. & friends. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Spin. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Pompous Lily, Luscious Warbaby, Bombay Bicycle. Saturday, Stereo Sedative, Kim Ladd, Clip. Thursday, Salome, Great Depression, Thunderbunny. Next Friday, May 26, Hypno Fugue, Pistol Whipped, Zygota. Next Saturday, May 27, Sugarfried Super O's, Wolcott, the Shine. 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, DJ Static & MC Trick, 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. Fridays and Saturdays, Doug Lawrence Orchestra. 312-944-2200.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, May 27, Blind Roosevelts. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Drag the River. Sundays, 9 PM, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Next Friday, May 26, Wes Hollywood. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Uncle Pecos. Saturday, Tractor Boy. Next Friday, May 26, Urban Underground. Next Saturday, May 27, Hydrostatic Union. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Dogs in the Tub. Saturday, Shimmer. Next Friday, May 26, Libido Funk Circus. Next Saturday, May 27, Bamboo Grove. Next Sunday, May 28, Moose & the PBR Street Gang. 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. Tuesday, 8 PM, Clay Davidson. Wednesday, Only Sons. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Friday, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends; 10 PM, DJs Aladdin, Assassin, Bhavesh & Rain spin bhangra and progressive house. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesday, DJ Lulu spins lounge music. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. Next Saturday, May 27, Cash Audio. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Wicked Garden. Saturday, Spoonfed. Next Friday, May 26, Tempered Faith. Next Saturday, May 27, Surrender (Cheap Trick tribute band). 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, May 25, 9 PM, Bumpus. 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 EDEN 3407 N. Clark: Wednesday, DJs Glenn Underground, Frique, Daryl Cura & Droopy. 773-327-4646.

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 and Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton, dance music with DJ House. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, Two Dangerous Divas. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse. 847-520-4800.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fridays, "Bang" with Curt Caris, DJ Hiroki. Thursday, Paul "Trouble" Anderson. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Jack Fife. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Strutter (Kiss tribute band). Thursdays, DJ Johnny Price. Next Friday, May 26, Maggie Speaks, Urban Rain. Next Saturday, May 27, 10:30 PM, Then Again, the Dog & Everything. 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, Trippin' Billies. Saturday, Maggie Speaks. Wednesday, Afrodisiacs. Thursday, Tom Carey Band. Next Friday, May 26, Then Again. Next Saturday, May 27, Quantum Leep. Next Sunday, May 28, Bumpus. 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 and Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sunday, 7 PM, Stephen Rader. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, 8 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, May 28, 7 PM, Dan Stetzel with Lori McClain, Matt Davis, Beth Bergmann, Nick Foster, Bill Sharpen & Sarah Hartmann. 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. Saturday, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, DJ Tony. Sunday, DJ John. Monday, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Lexi. Thursday, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DETOUR 6255 N. McCormick: DJs spin progressive house and dance music Thursdays and Fridays 9 PM-4 AM and Saturdays 9 PM-5 AM. Sundays, DJs Tony & Frank Cano. Saturdays, 7-9 PM, "Hot Boyz" male revue. 773-267-0090.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Cupcakes, Million Yen, Rockit Girl. Saturday, 10 PM, Casolando, Spies Who Surf. Monday, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge with DJ Precyse. Tuesday, 9 PM, Bumpus, Nubile Thangs. Wednesday, 9 PM, Saps, Pedal Steel Transmission, Steepwater Band. Thursday, 9 PM, Great Crusades, Butterfly Child, Jay Bennett. Next Friday, May 26, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Lonesome Organist. Next Saturday, May 27, 10 PM, Secret Chiefs 3, E-Stratosphere. Next Sunday, May 28, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, Derrick Carter & Lego. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Nobody's Business. Next Saturday, May 27, Elbo. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Jocelyn Weed. Saturday, Alex & the All Stars. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, May 26, Red Pop Theory. Next Saturday, May 27, Four Story. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Sundays and Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Mike & Joe. Saturday, Underwater People. Sunday, 9 PM, Ophur (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Tuesdays, Matt McBride. Wednesdays, Jack Straw. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, May 26, Iguanas, Whitey O'Day. Next Saturday, May 27, Liquid Soul, Whitey O'Day. Next Sunday, May 28, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 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, Monkey Paw, Pound Seven, Serilian. Saturday, Waystation, Red Elephant, Dan Darrah, Astra Kelly & Far Rockaway (see Spot Check). Sundays, Sumo. Tuesday, Blue October, Joe Armstrong, Pastries. Wednesday, Garbo Swag, Ghettobillies. Thursday, Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Next Friday, May 26, Uniform, Wonderdrug, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Next Saturday, May 27, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Aftergrace, Aljala. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Critics. Saturday, Urban Underground. Thursday, Shawn & Janelle. Next Saturday, May 27, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Peter Mulvey. Next Friday, May 26, Alice Peacock. 847-428-4500.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Frogs, Magas, Maximum Cloud. Saturday, Five Style, Ancient Greeks (see Spot Check), Lynx. Sunday, 7 PM, Aislers Set, Aden (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Atmospheric Audio Chair. Monday, 9:30 PM, Boom Hank, Wow & Flutter, Koester, Lovelies. Thursday, Shakes, Mooney Suzuki, Ex-Girl (see Spot Check). Next Friday, May 26, Makers, Dishes, Entertainment. Next Saturday, May 27, Atombombpocketknife, Eternals, Pines of Nowhere, Witches. 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: Saturday, Mike Moore. Sundays, 4-8 PM, and Tuesdays, 7-11 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, May 27, Americana. 773-685-8083.

FAT BEAN 2959 Artesian, Naperville: Next Saturday, May 27, 8 PM, Marina V (no cover). 630-922-9821.

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, Whiskey Kitchen. Saturday, Eliminator (ZZ Top tribute band). Next Friday, May 26, Gramps Johnson. Next Saturday, May 27, Metal Works. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: Friday, 6 PM, U.S. Bombs, Union 13, Pushers, Geezers; 10 PM, Deerhoof, Missing Tooth, Spidermammal. Saturday, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Teenage Frames, Orangetree, the Stand; 10 PM, Rollo Tomasi, Deminer, Fla Flas. Sunday, 5 PM, Jackie Papers, Dorks, Hot Damn!, Urban Legends, Low Profile; 10 PM, Rapture, Defender, Panoply Academy of Legionnaires. Monday, 7 PM, Ambition Mission, Cherry Valence, Cats & Jammers, Dead Things. Tuesday, 7 PM, Nymb, Men's Group, Egon, Elevator Division. Wednesday, 7 PM, Swank, Winterset, Last Call. Thursday, 7 PM, God's Reflex, Moving Stars Barehanded, Jet by Day; 10 PM, Happy Supply, Competitorr. Next Friday, May 26, 6 PM, Groovie Ghoulies, Arrivals, Buck; 10 PM, Haymarket Riot, Five Deadly Venoms, Ring, Cicada. Next Saturday, May 27, 2 PM, Earth Crisis, Canderia, All Out War, Walls of Jericho, E-Town Concrete, Shadows Fall, Godforbid; 10 PM, Makers, Nerves. Next Sunday, May 28, 7 PM, Thrones, Sicbay, Blackdice, Tale of Genji. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, 9 PM, Satya Graha, Danny McGuinness & the Bliss Project. Next Friday, May 26, 10 PM, Waco Brothers, Sally Timms. Next Saturday, May 27, 10 PM, Yellow Hammers, Ouray. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, Grand Marquis, Refried Beats DJs spin. 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. Next Saturday, May 27, Kraig Kenning. 847-821-1234.

FOUNDERS HILL BREWING COMPANY 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Thursdays. Friday, Mr. Myers. Saturday, Then Again. Thursday, Smalls. Next Friday, May 26, Tumbleweed. Next Saturday, May 27, Critics. 630-963-2739.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Kato the Houseboy. 630-416-4898.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Next Saturday, May 27, 8 PM, Sally Taylor (all-ages show). 219-464-4700.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 9 PM, Mark Watson Band, Kat Parsons. 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, No Love Lost with Michael Ripoli, Second Dimension, Shine On. Saturday, Dave Sippel, Red Wigglers. Next Friday, May 26, open mike hosted by New Galerians. Next Saturday, May 27, Lucid. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Fred Marlman; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Michael McAssey. Monday, 5:30 PM, Sami Scott; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Gino DeLuca. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Denise Tomasello & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Alexandra Billings with Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Scott Montgomery Band; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Honey West & Gino DeLuca. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Taylor Ross; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Next Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 10 PM, Ginger Tam & Chuck Larkin. Next Saturday, May 27, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 10 PM, Bobby Beech & Michael McAssey. 773-348-1053.

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

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

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

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

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

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Red Hot & Blue, Band in Memphis. Saturday, Big Hello, Krinkles. Tuesday, Flogging Mollys, Deals Gone Band. Thursday, Trailers, Cameron Miguel. Next Friday, May 26, Megasuperultra, Red Dahlia. 773-472-5139.

HALFTIME SPORTS BAR & GRILL 27 W 103 North, West Chicago: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute). 630-293-0553.

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 11 PM. Friday, Adam Ezra. Saturday, Nomad Planets. Thursday, 10 PM, Ellen Rosner & others. Next Friday, May 26, Dylan Imitators. Next Saturday, May 27, Tim Hort's Radio Hour. 773-465-8005.

HELL 1115 N. North Branch: DJs spin Wednesdays through Saturdays. Saturdays, Matt Warren. 312-236-4355.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Next Saturday, May 27, Sound & Fury. 815-741-9207.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 10 PM, Bigman Xperience, Andrew Robb, Mark Sheehy. Wednesday, 10 PM, Read Letter, Butterfly Child. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Bric-a-brac, Paul Dandy. Next Friday, May 26, 10 PM, Tokyo Expando, Mary Janes. Next Saturday, May 27, 10 PM, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band), Iggy Yoakum & His Famous Pogo Ponies. Next Sunday, May 28, 10 PM, Neko Case. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Shades of Grey. Saturday, Roadhouse Dogs, Dreaming Tree. Next Friday, May 26, Satya Graha, Poor Charlie. Next Saturday, May 27, Gowhead, Afterglow. 773-929-0944.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. Next Saturday, May 27, and next Sunday, May 28, Ben McKoy & the Belizean Melody Swingers with Antonio Gregorio, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, 8-Track. 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Friday, May 26, 6 PM, Davu Seru & Jeremy Barnes; 9 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, Foley. 312-362-9707.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 8 PM, Swinging Love Hammers, Freshwater Collins, Mesh. Saturday, Mickey Hart Band, Weigh Station. Tuesday, 6:45 PM, Deathray, Secret Agent Bill, First Grade Crush. Wednesday, 7 PM, Flys, Mest, Left Setter, Mary Tyler Morphine. Thursday, Weed Street Band, Indian Summer. Next Friday, May 26, Harmony Riley, J. Davis Trio, Rebecca's Statue. Next Saturday, May 27, Lucy Pearl. 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.

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.

JACK'S TAP 901 W. Jackson: Friday and next Friday, May 26, 6 PM-2 AM, DJs spin at "Mature Night" (25 & over) with free stepping lessons and music by DJ Herb Kent from 7 to 8 PM; DJ Wayne Williams spins from 11 PM-2 AM. 312-339-6861.

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

JETTSETT GALLERY & CAFE 3350 N. Paulina: Saturday, 6 PM-midnight, Anne Pringle & Mark Burnell and harmonica player Sugar Blue perform at an opening of the exhibition "Bush and Gore 2000." 773-477-7251.

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. Saturday, Michaelangelo. Wednesday, 9 PM, Flapjacks. Thursdays, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, May 26, Tim Mahoney & the Meenies, Red Wanting Blue. Next Saturday, May 27, Rubber, 12 oz. Glory. Next Sunday, May 28, DJ Finesse. 312-337-3486.

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

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. 773-477-3330.

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Saturdays through Thursdays. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Sundays, "Garbage Sundays" with DJ Redneck Ed spinning garage, punk, country & blues. Wednesdays, DJ Uncle Doughnutz. 773-665-7557.

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

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Lash, Anish. Saturday, Hoochie Suit, Bottle of Justus. Next Friday, May 26, Trippin' Billies. Next Saturday, May 27, Common Ground. 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. Friday, Arthur Lee. Saturday, Carl Brown & the Solid Gold International Band. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec. Wednesdays, DJ Arnold, Naked Jenga. Next Friday, May 26, Shawn & Janelle. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Next Saturday, May 27, 9 PM, Banana Sac, Nemo, Mangy. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Saturday, 7 PM-3 AM, salsa dance lessons with music by Orquesta Isla. Wednesdays, 9 PM, DJs Jevon Jackson, Mike Miles, Matt Syndrum & Aura spin house. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, swing dance lessons with DJ Riley "Big Time" Wimes. Next Saturday, May 27, 7 PM-3 AM, salsa dance lessons with music by Fuerza y Alma. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, May 27, 9 PM, the Thin Man performs at a Lit-Ex reading featuring Jay Davis and Andrew S.A. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Noveto Trio. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Fuzz. Next Saturday, May 27, Four Fi. 630-530-2077.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, DJ Ray Fiedler. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Wendy Morgan's Local Vocal Brew. Wednesday, 9 PM, Limited Growth. Next Friday, May 26, 10 PM, Convulsions, Hustle. Next Saturday, May 27, Lord Thumb. 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, Paul Anthony, 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. Tuesdays, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Chicago Samba School. Next Saturday, May 27, Lego. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 4 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Stanley Karcz. Saturday, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stanley Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. Next Saturday, May 27, 5 PM, Peter Miletic; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Friday, Scott Holman. Saturdays and Sundays, Chicago Rose. Monday, Troy Neihardt. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesday, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Troy Neidhardt. Next Friday, May 26, Peter Oprisko Duo. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM. Friday, Larry O'Connor. Saturday through Monday, Scott Holman. Tuesday, Larry O'Connor. Wednesday, Dave Allen. Thursday, Phil Baron. Next Friday, May 26, Chicago Rose. Next Saturday, May 27, Tom Linsk. Next Sunday, May 28, Larry O'Connor. 847-952-8755.

MANDALA HOUSE CAFE 2014 W. Belle Plaine: No cover. Thursday, May 25, 8-10 PM, "quiet percussion" drum circle hosted by Rhythm Revolution. 773-506-4393, ext. 3.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Let's Go Bowling, Articles. Saturday, Flammable Dress, Matt Tiegler, Glen Hansard. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dark Star Orchestra. Thursday, Bed, Big Backyard, Radio Hour 491. Next Friday, May 26, Immigrant Suns, Eyesores, Lozenge. Next Saturday, May 27, Time Beings, Mark Watson. Next Sunday, May 28, Rico. 773-404-9494.

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

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, the Bomb, Bitchy, Landos 45, Dickforshort; 11 PM, Green Velvet (see Critic's Choice), Traxx, DJ Funk, Nosmo. Saturday, Premium, Jake:U:Ohff, Ill Root, Vic Vacuum. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Cells, Notaword, Moke, Ultimate Fake Book. Thursday, 7:30 PM, and next Friday, May 26, 10 PM, Elliott Smith (see Critic's Choice), Minders. Next Saturday, May 27, 7 PM, L7, Black Halos, Two Ton Boa. Next Sunday, May 28, 9 PM, Paul Johnson, Electric Indigo, Chris Devine Debacle, Colette, Justin Long, Slater Hogan, Dayhota, Sativa, Greg Haus, Mark Centennial, Christopher Robin, Pulz-8. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Fridays, 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. Friday, Silverado, Audio ID, Mass Transit. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Alan Ruffin, Janus, Knee Deep Shag, Blue October. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Next Friday, May 26, Leah Galyean, Yvonne Doll & the Locals, John Mathie. Next Saturday, May 27, Whimsical, Karma Sutra, Breather. 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. 773-486-7774.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Friday, 9:30 PM, Fatalists, Bees Are Black. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NORTH BEACH 1001 N. Roselle, Hoffman Estates: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Burnt Toast. Saturday, Vinyls. Thursday, Cirrus Falcon. Next Friday, May 26, Sine the Band. Next Saturday, May 27, Blah Blah. 847-885-7030.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Ronnie spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 9:30 PM, Fat Time, Deana's House, DJ Easy Go. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Fat Time, MC Big Suge & DJ Inc. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Chris Green & New Perspective. Thursdays, 10 PM, MVP. Next Friday, May 26, Homunculus, Molasses, Ulu. Next Saturday, May 27, Bumpus, B-Movie Fiendz. 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, Tony & Carrol. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, Joe Marshall. 815-468-6666.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, the Blast. Next Saturday, May 27, Soccer Mom. 815-468-6666.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Rollercoaster. Saturday, Crackpot. Sunday, Sara Osmer, John Shepski, Eric Ziegenhagen, Brad Bouten. Thursday, Cedarcase, Minim. Next Friday, May 26, Stockboy, Book of Pisces. Next Saturday, May 27, Three Card Guts, Vacation Bible School. Next Sunday, May 28, Farm Team, Negligents, System & Station, G America. 773-486-9862.

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

POLLY ESTHER'S 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Staurdays, DJs Mike Z & Vanilli Vice. Thursday, May 25, Video Stars. Next Sunday, May 28, Libido Funk Circus. 312-664-0777.

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

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10:30 PM, Sister Child, Baby Kage (no cover). 312-633-0828.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Friday, Selective Recall. Saturday, Animation (Rush tribute band). 630-924-9368.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, May 27, Baddagio. 773-276-9730.

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, Christian Smith, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, John Curley, Charles Little. Thursdays, "Digdugg" with residents Derrick, James & Diz. Next Saturday, May 27, Tom Craft. 312-733-6699.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Sunday, May 28, Shades of Grey. 708-423-1188.

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

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

ROCKHOUSE GRILL 2212 Algonquin, Rolling Meadows: Music at 10 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Scottish (no cover). Thursday, Scottish. 847-392-6446.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Nine 24. Saturday, Pandemonium, Dawn Patrol. Wednesdays, Rory's Raiders. Thursday, Rick "Elvis" Saucedo. Next Friday, May 26, Stevie Starlite. Next Saturday, May 27, Heartsfield, Kampfire Kowboys. 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 PM, Plastics Hi-Fi, Death Cab for Cutie (see Critic's Choice), Camden. Saturday, 10 PM, Road Kings, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sunday, 8 PM, Sonia, Ellen Rosner. Mondays, 9 PM, Robert Cornelius 7. Tuesday, 9 PM, Sara Dougher, Asher Love. Wednesday, 9 PM, Sheila Nicholls, Glen Hansard. Thursday, 9 PM, Inasense, Oucho Sparks. Next Friday, May 26, 10 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Dillingers. Next Saturday, May 27, 8 PM, Dolly Varden; 11 PM, Randy Weeks. Next Sunday, May 28, 8 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Core. 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.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Sunday, 1-4 PM, Roots Rock Society. 312-527-2722.

SIDELINES 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Twelve Tone Row, Brother Lowdown. 773-528-7569.

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Weed Street Band. Next Friday, May 26, Mr. Myers. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, DJ Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Miles Maeda, Mike Steeple. Sunday, DJs Louie Santuro & Alex Kevorkian. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. 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, Selective Recall. 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, Mark Hultmark. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Steven Farias. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave. 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Wolcott. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Tuesday, DJ Tate. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (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. Saturdays, DJ Jason Christopher. Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Rebecca, Rippin' Ray & others. 312-587-8779.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Saturday, Katie's Basement. Wednesday, Astra Kelly (see Spot Check). Next Friday, May 26, Peking Turtle, Shaista Bosch. Next Saturday, May 27, Milkbaby, Quasar Wut-Wut. Next Sunday, May 28, Box-o-car, Big Angry Fish. 773-278-6600.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, the Basement. 630-231-6000.

TC PUB 9700 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn: Saturday, Shades of Grey. 708-425-4252.

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

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, Marks, Stefanie Fix. Sunday, 7 PM, Kelley Clute, Lisa Kane (see Spot Check), Bohni Kempton. Thursday, 8 PM, Glen Hansard. Next Friday, May 26, 9 PM, Justin Roberts, Liam Davis. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, 8 and 10 PM, Kevin So. Next Sunday, May 28, 7 PM, Temple, Jim Loftus, John Sabal & Paris DeLayne. 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.

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: No cover. Saturday, Weebles. 773-755-9870.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Next Sunday, May 28, 9 PM, Scott Montgomery Band. 773-871-7799.

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, Miss Hollie. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. Next Friday, May 26, Alex Peace. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Royal Brown, Ground Zero. Saturday, Punsapaya, Whiskey Kitchen. Tuesday, Mr. Blotto. Thursday, Then Again. Next Friday, May 26, Generations. 773-929-1300.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mondays, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Jack Salamander. Saturday, Apocalypse Entertainment. Thursday, Jazz Quartet. Next Friday, May 26, Tango Ridge. Next Saturday, May 27, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Eric Howell. Saturday, Nobodys. 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, Flex Crew. Saturday, Baaro, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Sundays, Gizzae. Monday, Kwame & Wan Afrika. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Thursday, Ark Band. Next Friday, May 26, Michael Black, Rico. Next Saturday, May 27, Innocent, Les Exodus. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 8 PM, Sandy Andina; 10 PM, Rob Stone Duo. 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. Thursdays, Uncle John's Band. 847-432-6430.

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

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Milt Trenier & Company. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

ZANZIBAR Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. Music at 8 PM. 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. Friday, 9 PM, Derrick May, 8fatfat8, Colette, Lady D, Cedric. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

SEAN CLELAND BAND "American Friday Nights" concert and exhibition viewing features Irish folk music. Next Friday, May 26, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

THE CROSSING See Spot Check. Friday, 7:30 PM, Cafe Eutychus, Edgebrook Covenant Church, 6355 N. Spokane. 773-763-4230.

IRISH FESTIVAL 2000 See Fairs & Festivals.

GEORGE JONES, COLLIN RAYE Friday, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

LEO KOTTKE Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

KATHY MATTEA Free in-store performance. Thursday, May 25, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

PADDY'S MILESTONE, MICHAEL O'REGAN & KAREN RESHKIN, COLMAN CLOONAN & FRIENDS, BRIGHID MALONE, KATHY & IRENE FOLKERTS, JIM WEARNE, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Saturday, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

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

RICHARD SHINDELL, KENNEDYS Friday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC See Fairs & Festivals.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, 9 PM, Fred Holstein. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesday, Mollys. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Next Friday, May 26, Sarah Wilfong. Next Saturday, May 27, David & Marion. 847-332-1116.

BLACKHAWK LODGE 41 E. Superior: Sundays, brunch and bluegrass music. 312-280-4080.

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. 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.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday through Sunday, May 26 through 28, Black Lace Band. 847-288-1848.

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

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sunday, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturday, 9 PM, Donnybrook. Sunday, 3:30 PM, ceilidh party. Wednesday, 8 PM, Kevin & Aiden. 773-529-9879.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sundays, 5 PM, and Tuesdays, 9 PM, live Irish music. 312-836-0066.

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, Wayne "the Train" Hancock. Tuesday, 8 PM, A.B. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Thursday, May 25, 9 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Karen Mueller. Next Saturday, May 27, Small Potatoes. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 11 PM, Michael Schwarte. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Craig Champlin (in the Red Line Tap). Next Friday, May 26, Dylan Imitators. Next Saturday, May 27, Tim Hort's Radio Hour. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 10 PM, Bigman Xperience, Andrew Robb, Mark Sheehy. Sunday, 4 PM, "old time music" open jam; 8:30 PM, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Napper Tandy. Saturday, Seamus O'Kane. Next Friday, May 26, Jeff Ward. Next Saturday, May 27, Johnny Gleason, Ted Healy. 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.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Live Irish music Wednesday through Saturday nights. 773-935-6669.

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

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Friday, 8:30 PM, Nick Gonzalez & Scott Carlton. Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Mighty Joe. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Irish sessiun. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. Next Friday, May 26, 8:30 PM, John Raffaelli. 708-388-6755.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Summer Chance. Next Saturday, May 27, Kayte Bodle. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Tom Dundee & His Cowboys Born Out of Their Time. Saturday, Kristin Ronne. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thursday, Dave Rovics' Big Mountain Road Show. Next Saturday, May 27, Tom Dundee with Sean Seman, Lynn Erker, and others. 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.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Thursday, May 25, 8 PM, Just Dave, 21st Century Minstrel. 708-922-9950.

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

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Live Irish music on Sunday afternoons; no cover. 847-864-5913.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Mark Jackson. Next Friday, May 26, Lisa Bigwood. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Linda M. Smith & Bluelit Souls. 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, 9:30 PM, Jim Fine. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, May 26, 9 PM, Abby Rowold; 10 PM, Matt & Emily. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JAMES COTTON Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS perform gospel music and hymns under the direction of Lee Kesselman and Walt Whitman Jr. Saturday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW JOY COMMUNITY SINGERS Free concert under the direction of Michael Ford. Thursday, May 25, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DAVE STRYKER in a free concert. Next Friday, May 26, 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, blues jam with the All-Stars. 773-734-0491.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chicago Red Hots. Saturday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altarboys. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Wednesday, Lil' Ed. Next Friday, May 26, Phil Guy. Next Saturday, May 27, J.B. Ritchie. 847-776-9850.

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Next Saturday, May 27, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-535-4800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 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 26 and 27, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Doug McDonald 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 26 and 27, Chico Banks Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Saturday, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sunday, Vino Louden. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. Wednesday, Ron Prince. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, Jimmy Johnson. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, H.A.V.E. Dreams benefit with Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Saturday, Big Time Sarah with Shirley King & Bonnie Lee. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesdays, Marty Sammon (no cover). Wednesdays, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, Tony O with Willie Smith & Bob Stroger. Next Friday, May 26, Tommy McCracken. Next Saturday, May 27, Melvin Taylor. 773-525-8989.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Broom Dusters. 773-538-3200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Spark. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, May 27, Diamond Jim Green. 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, Bucktown BBQ Boys; 9:30 PM, Cash McCall & Maurice John Vaughn, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Saturday, James Cotton, Joe Moss. Sunday, King Corey Band. Tuesday, Lonnie Shields (see Critic's Choice). Wednesday, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Thursday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Next Friday, May 26, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, John Primer, Matthew Skoller. Next Saturday, May 27, Kinsey Report, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Next Sunday, May 28, Howard & the White Boys. 312-427-0333.

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Sundays, DJ Brian. 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, Doug McDonald & the Blue Mirror Band. Thursday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Music after 10:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company with Ronnie. Wednesdays, 6 PM-midnight, Double J Band. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco after 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 25, through next Saturday, May 27, Carl Davis Band. 847-520-4800.

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

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

EBONY SOCIAL CENTER 3601 W. Harrison: Thursdays, 7 PM-midnight, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-265-0337.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Murali Coryell. Saturday, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Billy Branch. Sunday, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Monday, Casey Jones. Tuesday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Wednesday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 312-266-2400.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Maurice John Vaughn with Ms. Velvet McNair. Next Friday, May 26, Howard & the White Boys. Next Saturday, May 27, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Midnight Sun with Isaiah Mitchell. Next Saturday, May 27, Barbara LeShoure. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Legendary Sam Lay Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheelers. Next Saturday, May 27, 9:30 PM, Fabulous Fish Heads. 708-484-3610.

HEROES & LEGENDS 2400 W. Jefferson, Joliet: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Toni Thomas & Scarlet Blu. 815-741-9207.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, 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, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 8 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Howard & the White Boys; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Wednesday and Thursday, Joe Moss Band. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, No Mercy Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Next Saturday, May 27, Soul Fedd. 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.

JB LOUNGE 5959 W. Chicago: Sundays, 6-11 PM, ZZ Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 773-261-8228.

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Blues Flash. Next Friday, May 26, Keith Scott Band. Next Saturday, May 27, Half Blind Mike & the Seeing Eye Dogs. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, 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, John Primer & Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Roy Hytower. Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Monday, Zanne Mack Band. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. Thursday, Chico Banks. Next Friday, May 26, Casey Jones. Next Saturday, May 27, Otis Clay. 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. Next Saturday, May 27, Vida Blues, Gospel Singers. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Howling Wolf Jr. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Saturday, 9 PM, Buster & the Houserockers. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, J.B. Ritchie & the Power Blues Band. Next Friday, May 26, Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Next Saturday, May 27, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Phil Baron & the Tremblors. Saturday, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. Wednesday, Devlin & Dietel. Next Friday, May 26, Moods. Next Saturday, May 27, Square Grouper. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. Wednesday, Back Porch Blues. Next Friday, May 26, Robert Stone. 773-276-9730.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. Thursdays, Pat Doody Project (followed by an open jam). 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Saturday, Carey Bell, John Primer. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesday, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursday, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. Next Sunday, May 28, Eomot Rasun. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, Professor John. Tuesday, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. Thursday, Little Al Thomas. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Bumblebee Bob. Sundays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Next Saturday, May 27, Studebaker John. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Saturday, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

SUZY'S 4353 Tuma, Yorkville: Saturday, Howard & the White Boys. 630-553-6500.

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. Saturday, 10 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 773-533-9208.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Friday, 10 PM, Rob Stone Duo. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. Next Saturday, May 27, 10 PM, Christopher Maring, Screaming Bluedogs. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

JACKIE ALLEN & JUDY ROBERTS Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-944-6250.

BEBOP BRASS Free concert with Burgess Gardner, T.S. Galloway, Steve Berry, Audrey Morrison, Scott Hall, John Whitfield, and Charles Heath. Friday, 7 PM, Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd. 312-427-1676.

BIG BAND BLUES AND SWING CONCERT WITH FULCRUM POINT & AMERICAN CONCERTO ORCHESTRA Friday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-722-5463.

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

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEATURING FRANK WESS & SONNY COHN Tribute to Benny Carter & Count Basie. Friday, 12:15 PM (free open rehearsal; call 312-747-4850 for more information). Sunday, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947.

CINDERS Free in-store vocal jazz concert. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH BOBBI WILSYN Friday, 8 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA WITH GROVER MITCHELL, DIANNE REEVES QUINTET Friday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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

GEORGE FREEMAN with Fred Anderson, Billy Brimfield, John Young, Larry Gray, Charles Walton, and Joanie Pallatto. Benefit concert for the music program at St. Joseph Elementary School. Friday, 7:30 PM, St. Joseph's Church, 1107 N. Orleans. 312-787-7174.

DAVID GALLAGHER & JAMES GALLAGHER Student recital guitar and drums. Next Friday, May 26, 8 PM, Fireside Lounge, White Activities Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

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

STEVEN HASHIMOTO & PAT FLEMING Free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-8111.

HORNER PARK JAZZ BAND Friday, 7 PM, Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose. 312-742-7572.

DICK HYMAN QUARTET Saturday, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

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

PHIL KIDDER Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

LAUREL MASSÉ & THE CITY LIGHTS ORCHESTRA Benefit for Pope John XXIII School. Friday, 7:30 PM, Pope John XXIII School, 1120 W. Washington, Evanston. 773-784-2002.

DAN McINTYRE Free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

R. CARLOS NAKAI QUARTET Sunday, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE BIG BAND AND JAZZ NONET Jack Mouse conducts; the North Central College Jazz Ensemble will also perfom under the direction of Janice Borla, and the Jazz Septet will perform under the direction of Dave Marr. Wednesday, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5265.

JOANIE PALLATTO Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, May 27, 2 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

BILL PORTER ORCHESTRA Sunday, 2 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-7700.

POS/NEG Gene Coleman, Ernst Long, Kyle Bruckmann, Michael Moser, Burckhard Stangl, and Werner Dafeldecker perform works by Coleman, Dafeldecker, and Nicholas Collins; see Critic's Choice for Polweschel. On the same bill, works by John Corbett, Shawn Decker, and others. Tuesday, 7 PM, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-973-2501.

PRYSM See Critic's Choice; free admission. Wednesday, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TANYA REED & THE JAZZ CONTINUUM Free admission. Thursday, May 25, 8 PM, Hokin Annex, Columbia College, 623 S. Wabash. 312-344-7523.

SASSY SENIORS REVUE Free in-store jazz and big band concert. Saturday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

RON SMOLEN ORCHESTRA Sunday, 7 PM, Dance for Fun Studio, 7907 W. Ogden, Lyons. 708-447-6969.

MELVIN SPARKS Free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

TRITON COLLEGE JAZZ BAND with the Triton Community College Concert Band; both bands directed by Shelley Yoelin. Monday, 7:30 PM, Richard Burton Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3472.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO JAZZ X-TET performs works by Bernstein, Jimmy Heath, Duke Ellington and Leo Smith. Thursday, May 25, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

YOUNG LIONS Von Freeman hosts a jazz showcase. Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Peter Roothaan, Jeremy Bieber, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet. 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, Steven Hashimoto & Pat Fleming; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, May 26, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo, Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, May 27, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Kelly Brand Quintet. 312-642-6805.

BABALUCI 2152 N. Damen: Restaurant with live jazz upstairs on weekends. 773-486-5300.

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Carlos Cannon. Sunday through next Sunday, May 28, Detour. 312-751-2433.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Blueline Quartet. 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 Erion Trio. 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 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.

CAB'S WINE BAR BISTRO 434 N. Main, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, May 25, Paul Abella 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. Thursday, May 25, 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, Linda Tate 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 26, 5:30-9 PM, Elijah Levi 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.

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.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Tuesday, 10 PM, Communion with Tim Daisy, Matt Bauder, Brian Diddley & Aaron Shelton. Wednesday, 10 PM, Torben Waldorff's No Bass with Ingrid Jensen. 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, Paul Abella Trio. Next Saturday, May 27, Marcus Jefferson Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Airborne. Next Friday, May 26, Jeff Gilmore Group. Next Saturday, May 27, pianist Abi Demirgian. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Lenny King's Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Wednesday, 8 PM, Bill O'Connell's Skyliners Big Band. Next Sunday, May 28, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rhythm Rockets (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, 9 PM, Pepper Showcase. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Jazz Temple Quartet with Beau Barry & R.J. Temple. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Friday, 7 PM, A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

GIANNI V. 550 Green Bay, Highwood: Restaurant with music in Club 550. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Joey Duna Trio (no cover). 847-433-5515.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sunday, 2 PM, Russ Phillips' Windy City All-Stars. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

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

GREAT SCOTT 1240 N. Wells: Mondays, 9:30 PM, open mike for jazz and spoken word (no cover). 312-642-0481.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Detour with Phil Seed. Sunday, noon, Chicago Jazz Ensemble benefit brunch with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco (call 312-663-1124 for more information); 8 PM, Libby York Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Thursday, 9 PM, Bill Dickens Trio. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson with Jeff Marx; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson with Jeff Marx; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Patricia Barber Duo. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, Dave Stryker. Next Sunday, May 28, Jenna Mammina Duo. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, 8 PM, Phil Mosberg's Bottomless Four. Monday, 9 PM, Fareed Haque. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 7 PM, 58 Group; 10 PM, Ghanatta. Saturday, 7 PM, 58 Group; 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sunday, 2 PM, 58 Group. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Ptsh Quartet with Niki Mitchell, Ed Wilkerson, Harrison Bankhead & Vincent Davis. Wednesday, 8 PM, Bablicon, Lofty Pillars. Thursday, 8 PM, Convergent Paths with Denman Maroney & Fareed Haque. Next Friday, May 26, 6 PM, Davu Seru & Jeremy Barnes. Next Saturday, May 27, 10 PM, William Gomez Con Cache Orchestra. Next Sunday, May 28, 8 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

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

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

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

JAZZ BARBERSHOP 1602 E. 53rd: Next Friday, May 26, 6 PM, Tony Rogers & Standing Room Only. 773-643-8041.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday through Sunday, Ray Brown Trio. Tuesday through next Sunday, May 28, Freddy Cole Quartet. 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. Saturday, 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, 7-9 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 773-348-7592.

KUKLA'S 509 N. Wells: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, live swing music. Thursdays, Classic Trio performs jazz, bossa nova, and standards. 312-670-9711.

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

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Libby York & Frank Portolese. Saturdays, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Tuesday, Kelly Brand Trio. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Two for Brasil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday, May 26, Mark Colby Quartet. 312-649-5874.

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

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, May 28, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Sunday, 8 PM, Greg Hamilton & friends. Next Friday, May 26, Jerry Bryerton with Scott Rosenberg & Adam Sonderberg. Next Saturday, May 27, Eric Roth & others. Next Sunday, May 28, 8 PM, Greg Hamilton & others. 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 21, 7 PM, Laurie Lee Moses, Drew Morgan String Ensemble. 773-743-3355.

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, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Saturday, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sunday, Ben Lewis/Matt Lewis Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Friday, May 26, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. Next Saturday, May 27, Jeremy Kahn Quartet. Next Sunday, May 28, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Typhanie Monique Trio. Saturday, John Fournier Trio, Dave Gordon Trio. Sunday, 1-4 PM, Rankinfyle performs outdoors at a Harley-Davidson ralley. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, May 26, Rankinfyle. Next Saturday, May 27, Frank Portolese Trio, Keith Scott Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ron Mills Orchestra. Next Sunday, May 28, Steve Sandner Trio. 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.

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

SCORES NIGHTCLUB 6764 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Harwood Heights: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain (no cover). 708-867-6767.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Next Sunday, May 28, 1-4 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. 312-527-2722.

SIGNATURE LOUNGE AT THE 96TH John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan: Wednesday, 8 PM, Jon Menges Trio. 312-787-9596.

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 from 11 PM until 1 AM. Next Saturday, May 27, 9:30 and 11 PM, Maggie Brown. 312-225-4140.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Jim Cooper Trio. Next Saturday, May 27, Jackie Allen Trio. 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, Pete Bensen Trio. Wednesday, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, May 27, Ryan Shultz Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday and Saturday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday, Ryan Shultz Duo. Next Friday, May 26, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, May 27, Juli Wood 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.

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, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. Saturday, Robert Irving III with Malachi Thompson, Dennis Winslett, Michael Manson, and Ernie Adams (tribute to Miles Davis). 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, Elijah Levi Quartet with Tatsu Aoki & George Freeman. Next Friday, May 26, Tim Aubochon with Pat Williams & Ryan Bennett. Next Saturday, May 27, Hamid Drake with Fred Anderson & Tatsu Aoki. 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, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

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

international

concerts

FAIYAZ WASIFUDDIN DAGAR ENSEMBLE Free dhrupad music concert; see Critic's Choice. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 773-744-6630.

USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN Next Sunday, May 28, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

TOMAS DE UTRERA Free in-store flamenco performance. Next Saturday, May 27, 3 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

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.

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

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

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Thursday, May 25, Jesus Enriquez. 312-733-7800.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, May 25, 9 PM, George Lamond, Dino Latino, Jesus Enriquez y Su Orquesta, 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.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Next Sunday, May 28, "Tropic Jazz" with El Grand Combo, Tito Garcia, and DJ Jose de Jesus. 312-666-1695.

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: Friday, 10 PM, West African dance band Ghanatta. Saturday, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sunday, 7:30 PM, "Refections/Reflexiones" with music by Gonzalo Cordova, poetry in Spanish and English, and an open mike. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST 3001 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, Havana plays Cuban jazz. 773-929-8640.

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.

EL NANDU 2731 W. Fullerton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, South American music. 773-278-0900.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Friday, May 26, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" with Jose Bono y Nalini, Edgar Solorzano, Miria Sanchez, and Gonzalo Cordova. 773-743-3355.

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

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, 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. Friday, Colombian salsa concert with Yari Moré y Su Orquesta. 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, Saturdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Next Saturday, May 27, 10 PM, Ivory Coast with Dr. Brad. 312-396-9426.

classical

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a program of British vocal music (Tallis, Handel, Bull, Byrd, Gibbons, Vaughan Williams). Sunday, 5 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

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

ALLEN ANDERSON, MICHAEL DUGGAN, AND SYLVIA MYINTOO piano, cello, and violin (Mozart, Shostakovich, Schubert). Friday, 8 PM, Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

AREA CHURCH AND HANDBELL CHOIRS with members of L'Opera Piccola and students of the Vandercook College of Music in a benefit for Children's Memorial Foundation of Children's Memorial Medical Center. Sunday, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1006 Gillick, Park Ridge. 847-823-3634.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO with flutist Sue Ellen Tcherepnin (Alexander, Tcherepnin). Sunday, 2 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 312-409-7874.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe (Chopin, Schumann). Sunday, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

ATLANTIC PIANO TRIO (Beethoven, Matheson, Dvorak). Sunday, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RACHEL BARTON violin, in a free in-store performance. Next Friday, May 26, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

PAUL BOWMAN guitar, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Milhaud, Sor, Berio). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

ALFREDA BURKE AND RODRICK DIXON soprano and tenor, in a free program of opera excerpts. Thursday, May 25, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278.

JESSICA CANDE viola, in a free concert (Hindemith, Weber, Carter). Thursday, May 25, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS premiere Bruce Adolphe's "Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto." Sunday, 11 AM and 1 PM, James Simpson Theater, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS (Hindemith, Webern, Wolpe, Messiaen). Next Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-225-5226 or 312-397-4010.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR in its Spring Gala Concert. Sunday, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 N. Adams. 312-849-8300, ext.222.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Bart Bradfield conducts "a global celebration of traditional songs." Saturday, 8 PM, St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbian, Oak Park. Sunday, 4 PM, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Telemann, Rorem, Beethoven, Loeffler, Hindemith). Sunday, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.-

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 1:30 PM, Saturday, 8 PM, and Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Neeme Jarvi, conductor, with violinist Samuel Magad and cellist John Sharp (Schumann, Brahms, Dohnanyi). Thursday, 8 PM, next Friday, May 26, 1:30 PM, and next Saturday, May 27, 8 PM, Placido Domingo, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Nicolai, Mendelssohn, Beethoven). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with pianist Heather Schmidt and soprano Jennifer Alymer in a program of contemporary music (Wuorinen, Schmidt, Kurtag, Birtwistle, Karlins). Wednesday, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHORAL ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Scott J. Arkenberg, conductor (Rutter, Stanford, Parry, Davies, and others). Sunday, 3:30 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 773-935-3800.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Neeme Jarvi, conductor (Sibelius, Martinu, Beethoven). Free admission; tickets required. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS Cliff Colnot conducts music of University of Chicago graduate student composers (McCormick, Sutherland, Bacos) in a free concert. Friday, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8098.

CORIOLIS (Debussy, Durufle, Hindemith, Lauridsen, Milhaud, Poulenc). Friday, 8 PM, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-0223.

CUBE performs music of William Ferris and others; see Critic's Choice. Monday, 7 PM, Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario. Thursday, 7:30 PM, First Congregational Church of La Grange, 100 S. 6th Ave., La Grange. 312-554-1133.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY Donald DeRoche conducts a free concert (Stone, Grieg, Perle, Cichy, Gillis). Monday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE Clayton Parr conducts Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Free admission. Friday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 2 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Wednesday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHORALE in a program of American sacred music. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. 773-539-3018. Sunday, 9 AM, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Dover, Aurora. 630-897-5936.

ENSEMBLE NOAMNESIA AND POLWECHSEL See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8 PM (Neuwirth, Furrer, Ablinger, Haubenstock-Ramati, Gisburg), and Saturday, 8 PM (Stangl and others), Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, University of Chicago, 5811 S. Ellis. 773-702-8670.

KARLHEINZ ESSL See Spot Check. Monday, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

EVANSTON CHILDREN'S CHORUS Mary Brown conducts a free concert (Brahms, Faure, Copland, Rutter, Loesser, Godard). Saturday, 4 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-446-3822.

EVANSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Lynn Schornick, conductor, with violinist Yuan-Qing Yu in an all-Tchaikovsky program. Sunday, 7 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-864-8804.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF EVANSTON CHANCEL CHOIR David Lornson, conductor and harpsichord, with vocal soloists and chamber ensemble in a free concert (Vivaldi, Albinoni, Martini). Sunday, 10 AM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

FULCRUM POINT AND THE AMERICAN CONCERTO ORCHESTRA perform music of Aaron Copland, Andre Jolivet, and Charlie Parker. Friday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-722-5463.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR with the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Church Choir in a religious service (Bach). Sunday, 3:45 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. 708-366-6900.

GRACE WELSH PRIZE FOR PIANO COMPETITION FINALS Free admission. Saturday, 1:30 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 630-323-1299.

HANDEL WEEK 2000 features all-Handel programs at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park: Saturday, 8 PM, contralto Ruth Lidecka and baritone Philip A. Kraus with orchestra and chorus. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson with harpsichordists David Solem and Dennis Northway. 708-383-4742.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos, conductor, with violinist Robert Chen (Mozart, Handel, Paganini, Webern). Sunday, 3 PM, Highland Park High School, 433 Vine, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 5 PM, Polwechsel (see Critic's Choice) with Christof Kurzmann, Karlheinz Essl (see Spot Check), and Boris Sinclair Hauf. 312-362-9707.

JOHN-QUENTIN KIMM piano (Mozart, Weber, Ravel, Schubert). Saturday, 7 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 630-323-1299.

MICHAEL KUDIRKA guitar, with guitarist Eric Benzant-Feldra (Bach, Rameau, Currier, Rodrigo). Sunday, 4 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central, Glenview. 847-657-7886.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist John Browning (Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky). Friday and Saturday, 8 PM (with preconcert discussion at 7:15 PM), Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

MASTER PEDRO'S PUPPET SHOW "A chamber opera based on Don Quixote, co-produced by Chicago Opera Theater." Thursday through next Sunday, May 25-28, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. 312-742-8497.

METROPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Brian Groner, conductor (Mozart, Wagner, Copland, Gannon, Daugherty). Friday, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 847-869-3133.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CHORALE Free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 847-328-9998.

MUSIC INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA Frank Winkler conducts a free concert (Tchaikovsky, Barber, Bach). Tuesday, 8 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 847-446-3822.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE Thomas Wikman, conductor, with soprano Tamara Matthews (Mozart/Süssmayr, Handel). Monday, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan. 312-551-1414.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 7 PM, Drew Morgan String Ensemble. 773-743-3355.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Copland, Haydn). Sunday, 3 PM, Parish Church of Saint Luke, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND CHORUS (Fanshawe, Tippett). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Rodney Dorsey conducts a program of "traditional band favorites." Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE Don Owens, conductor, with double bassist Hans Sturm (Carpenter, Sierra, Owens). Thursday, May 25, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS Rex Martin conducts student ensembles. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Mariusz Smolij, conductor (Copland, Mozart, Brahms). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Mozart, Stravinsky, Maslanka). Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky conducts Mahler's Symphony no. 7 in E minor. Next Friday, May 26, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PACIFICA QUARTET in a free recital (Mozart, Piazzolla, Schumann). Next Sunday, May 28, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

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

CHARLES PIKLER, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, BLAKE BRASCH, ABRAHAM STOKMAN, AND STANLEY DAVIS viola, violin, cello, piano, and clarinet, perform music of Augusta Read Thomas. Sunday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

POS/NEG Gene Coleman, Ernst Long, Kyle Bruckmann, Michael Moser, Burckhard Stangl, and Werner Dafeldecker perform works by Coleman, Dafeldecker, and Nicholas Collins; see Critic's Choice for Polwechsel. On the same bill, works by John Corbett, Shawn Decker, and others. Tuesday, 7 PM, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 773-973-2501.

JESSE RAVEN mezzo-soprano, in a free recital. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453 or 312-744-6630.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR performs Bach's Easter Oratorio in a religious service. Sunday, 11 AM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7059.

ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR AND GOLOSA CHOIR Randi Von Ellefson and Noel Taylor conduct Rachmaninoff's Vespers. Sunday, 4 PM, St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-864-3978.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the Maccabi Musical Ensemble of St. Petersburg and the Halevi Choir (Kogan, Prokofiev, traditional). Next Sunday, May 28, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

SONES DE MEXICO AND THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE Ricardo Lorenz conducts a free concert (Bizet, traditional). Sunday, 7 PM, St. Pius V Church, 1919 S. Ashland. 312-294-3206.

SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA YOUTH ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with pianist Bruce Polay and harmonica soloist Corky Siegel (Gershwin, Russo, Grofe). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

SYMPHONY II Larry Rachleff, conductor, with violinist David Perry (Ives, Barber, Shostakovich). Next Sunday, May 28, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-866-6888.

JACK TISINAI violin, in a free concert. Thursday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TRITON COLLEGE JAZZ BAND AND CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Monday, 7:30 PM, Richard Burton Performing Arts Center, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. 708-456-0300, ext. 3472.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free admission. Sunday, 7 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND COMBINED CHOIRS Barbara Schubert and Randi Von Ellefson, conductors (Brahms, Dvorak, R. Strauss). Next Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069 or 773-702-9075.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts Hindemith's Symphony in B flat in a free concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

fairs & festivals

IRISH FESTIVAL 2000 Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th, Oak Forest: Next Friday, May 26, 3:30 PM, Irish Musicians, Larkin Brothers & Terry Moran, Sounds of Green; 5:30 PM, Blackwater, Laurence Nugent Band, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 7:30 PM, Whole Shebang, Kathy Durkin & Her Band; 8 PM, Annette Griffin; 9:30 PM, Prodigals, Fenians, Sean Wilson. Next Saturday, May 27, 12:30 PM, Donnybrook, Three Men in Kilts, Dalriada; 1:45 PM, Fintan Stanley; 2 PM, Fenians; 2:45 PM, Deirdre Reilly & Her Band; 3 PM, Jerry Haughey & the Ramblers; 3:45 PM, Sunrush; 4:30 PM, Conal Gallen; 4:45 PM, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5:15 PM, Kathy Durkin & Her Band, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 5:45 PM, Morning Star, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band; 6 PM, Annette Griffin; 6:45 PM, New York Showband with Tommy Flynn; 7:30 PM, Tommy Makem, Cherish the Ladies; 8:15 PM, Sean Wilson; 9:30 PM, Irish Descendants, the Whole Shebang; 9:45 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band. Next Sunday, May 28, noon, Finbar McCarthy, Boys of Connemara, Irish Musicians; 1:15 PM, Willowgreen; 1:30 PM, Mike O'Connell & the Shannonaires; 1:45 PM, Fenians; 2:30 PM, Sunrush; 3 PM, Matt Cunningham & His Band; 3:15 PM, Conal Gallen; 4 PM, Morning Star; 4:45 PM, Mark Forest; 5 PM, Fintan Stanley; 5:15 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 5:45 PM, Cherish the Ladies; 6 PM, Pipes & Drums of the Emerald Society; 6:15 PM, Tommy Makem; 6:30 PM, Sean Wilson; 7:30 PM, Great Big Sea; 7:45 PM, Irish Descendants; 8 PM, Kathy Durkin & Her Band; 9:30 PM, Black 47, Deirdre Reilly & Her Band, New York Showband with Tommy Flynn. 708-687-9323.

LAKEVIEW MAYFEST 3100 N. Ashland: Friday, 5 PM, Rebecca's Statue; 7:30 PM, Mr. Blotto. Saturday, noon, Orphans; 1:30 PM, Dog's Undecided; 3:30 PM, Rubber; 5 PM, Underwater People; 7:30 PM, Quantum Leep. Sunday, noon, Screaming Blue Dogs; 1:30 PM, Loose Screws; 3:30 PM, Trippin' Billies; 5 PM, Then Again; 7:30 PM, Mike & Joe. 773-665-4682.

SKOKIE FESTIVAL OF CULTURES Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton, Skokie: Saturday, 2 PM, Youth En Gedi Ensemble; 2:30 PM, Thai classical music; 8 PM, Swedish Glee Club; 9 PM, Samuel del Real. Sunday, 3:30 PM, Chicago Concert Choir; 4:30 PM, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Festival also features dance and other ethnic cultural performances. 847-674-1500.

SPRING BREWERS FESTIVAL 2000 Founders Hill Brewing Company, 5200 Main, Downers Grove: Friday, 8 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Saturday, 3 PM, Tom Carey Band; 6 PM, Gerry Grossman; 6:30 PM, Lovin' Spoonful; 8 PM, Kato & the Houseboys. 630-963-2739.

TASTE OF LAKE COUNTY Lambs Farm, I-94 and Rte. 176, Libertyville: Next Friday, May 26, 4-11 PM, David Clayton-Thomas with Blood, Sweat & Tears & others. Next Saturday, May 27, 11 AM-11 PM, Spinners & others. Next Sunday, May 28, 11 AM-11 PM, Wade Hayes & others. 847-362-4636.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ANNUAL FIDDLERS' PICNIC "Picnickers are encouraged . . . to participate in a jam session of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and Irish tunes." Sunday, noon-dusk, Hutchinson Courtyard, University of Chicago, 57th and University. 773-702-9793.

miscellaneous

KARLHEINZ ESSL See Spot Check. Monday, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

JIM GILL Children's music concert and benefit for the Center for Speech and Language Disorders. Sunday, 2 PM, Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York, Elmhurst. 630-530-8551, ext. 108.

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

INSPIRATIONAL VOICES OF THORNRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

NORTHSHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR Free performance. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

POLISH WOMEN'S ALLIANCE CHORAL CONCERT with vocalist Adriana Wojcik and pianist Marlene Gill; free concert. Thursday, May 25, 6:30 PM, Madame Curie Room, Polish Women's Alliance, 205 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. 847-967-6337.

TOWER ENSEMBLE Children's music program. Thursday, May 25, 10:30 AM and noon, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-670-6888.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Friday, Merton Middle School Concert & Pops Band. Monday, Wheaton Warrenville South High School Show Band. Tuesday, gospel music previews the Chicago Gospel Festival. Wednesday, Hettinger High School Band & Choir. 312-346-3278.

VOICES OF THE FUTURE 2000 Family Pavilion, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Free concert series by elementary, middle, and high school choirs; music starts at 11 AM. Saturday, Karns City High School. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic School. Thursday, 11 AM, Oakton School; noon, St. Hubert School. 312-595-7437.

WHEATON COLLEGE HYMN SING Friday, 7:30 PM, College Church, Wheaton College, College and Seminary, Wheaton. 630-752-5437.

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