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

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

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CONCERTS

TED ANSANI Free performance. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

MARC ANTHONY Next Saturday, July 15, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

BEL-AIRE POLKA DAYS with Eddie Blazonczyk & the Versatones and New Brass Reunion. Brave Combo and Freeze Dried also perform on Friday; Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters open on Saturday. Friday, 6 PM, and Saturday, 4:30 PM, Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th, Hickory Hills. 708-594-5182.

SARAH BENKENDORF Free concert. Next Friday, July 14, noon, DuPage Court, between S. Grove and S. Spring, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

B-52s, GO GOs, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Tuesday, 7 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BLUERUNNERS perform at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BRAAM Free in-store performance. Sunday, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BILL & LINDA BRICKEY, BEN JOHNSON, SARAH B Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 39 W 830 Highland, Elgin. 847-888-0668.

BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO Next Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MARK BURNELL & ANNE PRINGLE Free concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

NEKO CASE & HER BOYFRIENDS Next Friday, July 14, 7:15 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES, JIMMY SUTTON'S FOUR CHARMS Saturday, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CONLINS Free concert. Thursday, July 13, noon, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

DAVID CRAWFORD BAND Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DAN & DEAN Free performance. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

DIXIE CHICKS, RICKY SKAGGS Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DR. DRE, SNOOP DOGG, EMINEM, ICE CUBE, WARREN G Saturday, 8 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

WILL DOWNING, GERALD ALBRIGHT, PHIL PERRY & CHANTE MOORE Next Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, WIDESPREAD PANIC Next Saturday, July 15, 5:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE Next Sunday, July 16, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

FAT TIME Free concert. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Dawes Park, Church Street at the lake, Evanston. 847-328-4650.

FINAL QUEST Free concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 847-376-8624.

FRISBIE Free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

ROBBIE FULKS Thursday, July 13, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-755-5100.

REBECCA GATES, JEFF PARKER Free admission. Thursday, July 13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

BEKI HEMINGWAY Free performances. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 601 N. Martindale, Schaumburg. 847-605-0476. Next Friday, July 14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HIP NOZ Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, July 15, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HOUSE PARTY Benefit for Habitat for Humanity with Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, Jennifer Knapp, Supertones, and Stereo Deluxx. Next Saturday, July 15, 3 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

JAMAICAN ONE MAN BAND Free concert. Friday, noon, DuPage Court, between S. Grove and S. Spring, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

BILL KOKOS ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

LAST TRAIN HOME Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, July 15, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

NICHOLAS MARKOS Free performance. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1001 W. North. 312-255-1352.

JOHN McHUGH Free in-store performance. Next Friday, July 14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

MERCURY PROGRAM, ALBUM LEAF Free in-store performance. Next Friday, July 14, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

MIGA Free performance. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2525 N. Clark. 773-525-6231.

NEAL WITH AN "A" Free performance. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

NO DOUBT, LIT, BLACK EYED PEAS Saturday, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

NORA O'CONNOR Free performance. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

ORIGINAL ROCKIN' FENDERSKIRTS Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Hubbard Woods Park, Gage and Green Bay, Winnetka. 312-461-6764 or 312-461-6625.

CARLOS ORTEGA & JOE CASSIDY Free performance. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

PEKING TURTLE Thursday, July 13, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

PHISH Sold out. Saturday, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

ELLEN ROSNER Tuesday, 5:30 PM, terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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

SOULFEST with Gerald Levert and Maze. Next Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

BRITNEY SPEARS, INNOSENSE, NO AUTHORITY, BBMAK with I-5 and Stryke 5 on the First Stage. Friday, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

STONE Free performance. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

LEROY THOMAS & ZYDECO ROADRUNNERS, DAVE SPECTER & THE BLUEBIRDS Next Sunday, July 16, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

MATT TIEGLER Free in-store concert. Next Friday, July 14, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

TUNEAGE Free performance. Next Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

TWANG BANG Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, July 15, 2 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB followed by lindy hop champions Erik Robison & Sylvia Skylar-Robison. Sunday, 8:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

VANS WARPED TOUR '00 with Green Day, Nofx, Suicide Machines, Jurassic 5, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Mxpx, Millencolin, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Good Riddance, Dilated Peoples, Hot Water Music, Flogging Molly, Snapcase, Muffs, Anti-flag, Animal, Six Feet Under, One Man Army, Papa Roach, New Found Glory, Deviates, Libertine, Camp, Midtown, the Line, Bueno, Reset, the Stereo, Stingrays, Toledo Show. Wednesday, 1 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BOBBY VINTON Sunday, 4 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ROGER WATERS Saturday, 8 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Equation, Antje. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Running Madd with Swindle Wendell, Ron Scampini Experience. Tuesday, "Chick Singer Night" with Anna McClafferty, Jill Westerbury, Phyllis Marconi, and Andrea Kleban. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursdays, Kimi Hayes Band. Next Friday, July 14, Blackwater with Dave Dunne & the Dolomites. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, DJs spin retro dance music. Thursdays, DJs Mike Dunn & Emanuel spin disco & deep house. Next Friday, July 14, Lemmings. Next Saturday, July 15, the Big Show. 773-305-0002.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Campbell & Kennedy. Thursday, Hare. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thursday, acoustic jam session with Arthur Lee. 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. Saturday, DJ Jernell Geronimo. 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, New Duncan Imperials, John Greenfield's Rock Band. Saturday, Bent, Nationwide, Dollar Love Plus (see Spot Check). Sunday, 7:30 PM, Jamal & the Magical Stainless Steel Pimpcoat Rock Opera. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Thursday, Rooster Camp, Famous Brothers, Tall Boy. Next Friday, July 14, Iggy Yoakum & His Famous Pogo Ponies, Peterbilts. Next Saturday, July 15, Eccentrics, Green, Van Go, Crackpot. 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. Saturdays, DJ Dion. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steve Prisma spins hip-hop and house. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesdays, DJs Spin & Steve Prisma. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, Tumblers. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Brown Odds Productions showcase. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Friday, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, Josh Werner, Justin Long, Ry-n. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. Next Friday, July 14, benefit for AIDS Alternative Health Project with DJs Derrick Carter & Josh Werner. 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 Jorge Rodas & Alberto Gomez spin salsa & merengue. Saturdays, DJs spin rock, pop & alternative. 312-266-1234.

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

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, July 14, Riptones. 773-525-8989.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Scott Stenton Band. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Next Friday, July 14, Not the Roses. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Paradox. Wednesdays, open jam session. Next Friday, July 14, Loner. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Jack Straw. Saturday, Bamboo Grove. Next Friday, July 14, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Next Saturday, July 15, PBR Street Gang, Rebecca's Statue, Moose. 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 and progressive house. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

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

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

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Friday, 5-10 PM, DJs Torin J. Edmond & friends. Next Friday, July 14, 10 PM, DJs Aladdin, Assassin, Bhavesh, Rain, Mystic D & others spin hip-hop and bhangra. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesday, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Artificial Flavor. Saturday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). Next Saturday, July 15, Tempered Faith. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, July 13, 9 PM, Underwater People. 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. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Thursdays, Miss Ketty & Her Latin Review. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, H2SO4. Saturdays, DJ Frank Orall & percussionist Leddie Garcia. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM on two floors. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 hits. Wednesdays, "Simple Pleasures" with Insane Audio Projects DJs Justin Long, DVS, Droopy & Daryl Cura. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thursday, July 13, DJ Jon Hedeker (Johnny Thunders birthday tribute). 773-489-0379.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays, DJs Timmy Loop, Michael Serafini, Jim Lewis & Keith Ware. 773-477-1420.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton; midnight, dance music with DJ House. Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. Thursday through next Saturday, July 15, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 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, Trevor Rockcliffe, Justin Long, DJs John Curley, Bear Who?, Dayhota & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday and Saturday, 10:30 PM, Then Again. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, the Dog & Everything. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 10 PM, Matthew McBride Band. Next Friday, July 14, 10:30 PM, Bandoleros. Next Saturday, July 15, 10:30 PM, Bumpus, Funktelligence. 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, Domestic Problems. Saturday, 9 PM, Leon Russell (benefit for Rory David Deutsch Foundation). Wednesday, Afrodisiacs. Thursday, 10 PM, Mr. Meyers. Next Friday, July 14, Hello Dave. Next Saturday, July 15, Mike & Joe. 847-541-4700.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and instrumental funk. 773-235-5700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fridays, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark & Jack Short. Saturdays, 8 PM, Joan Curto; 10:30 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, 7 PM, Matt Davis. Monday, 8 PM, Hollis Resnik. Wednesdays, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3. Thursday, 8 PM, Tracy Adams; 10:30 PM, Anne Pringle performs "Come Rain or Come Shine: Songs of Harold Arlen." In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays, 8 PM, Mark Burnell. 773-278-1830.

DEJA VU BAR ROOM 2624 N. Lincoln: No cover Sunday through Wednesday or before midnight Friday and Saturday; DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, DJ Bob Depugh. Sunday, DJs Craig & Jason. Monday, DJ Big Bill spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 773-472-2771.

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

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Cellar, Clutter (tribute to Heart). Saturday, Vermilion. 773-202-9209.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Kina. Saturday, 10 PM, Silkworm (see Spot Check), .22, Shiny Ghosts, Paddy Casey (see Critic's Choice). Monday, 8 PM, PJ Olson, Michal; 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesday, 8 PM, Bebel Gilberto (see Critic's Choice), Carlos Ortega. Wednesday, 9 PM, Ethyline, Scarlet Life, Quasar Wut-Wut, Troy. Thursday, 9 PM, Knee Deep Shag, Josh Richter Band, Park, DJ Elf8tr. Next Friday, July 14, 10 PM, Frisbie, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six, Andrew Bird & Nora O'Connor. Next Saturday, July 15, 10 PM, Antje, Dolly Varden, Ellen Rosner, Kelly Kessler, Karen Anderson, Anne O'Meara Heaton, Cathy Braaten, Ripley Caine, Patty Ortega, Summer Chance, Alice Peacock. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Dr. Groo spins drum 'n' bass (in the basement). Saturdays, DJs Derrick Kyles, Kurt Stephens & FLX. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Bully. Next Saturday, July 15, Brickfoot. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony Abasolo & Neill. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. Thursday, Robert Cornelius 7. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Libido Funk Circus. Saturday, Decades. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, July 14, Rubber. Next Saturday, July 15, Homegrown. 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, Swing Crew, Nikki & Elleni (small room), Point B (garden). Saturday, Quantum Leep. Sunday, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Keri Hoakie Lounge. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Next Friday, July 14, Then Again, Jocelyn Weed, Nikki & Elleni. Next Saturday, July 15, Mike & Joe, Jon Gram. Next Sunday, July 16, Ophur (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Bob's Yer Uncle, Steadman, King Super, Grant Langston. Saturday, Chicago Samba, Souled Out. Sundays, Sumo. Tuesday, Aka, Dirty Hairy, 4-Fi. Wednesday, Swag, Dr. Morg & the 12-Legged Funk Machine. Thursday, Red Team, Pastries. Next Friday, July 14, Pinch, Solo, Harmless. Next Saturday, July 15, BVX, Jim the Band, Black Jack Tragic. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Saturday, One Too Many. Thursday, Dean Granite. Next Friday, July 14, the Blast. Next Saturday, July 15, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 9:30 PM, the For Carnation (see Critic's Choice), Town & Country, Speed to Roam. Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Charities with 90 Day Men, Civil War, Defender, Rollo Tamasi. Sunday, 9 PM, Orso, Central Fall, Court & Spark. Monday, 8 PM, Mirror America, Kim, Ten Tongues, Madd Monk, Joe Barolucci. Thursday, Jucifer, Evil Beaver, Entertainment. Next Friday, July 14, Don Caballero, Dianogah, Giant Arms. Next Saturday, July 15, Delta 72, Dirt Bombs, Bride of No No. Next Sunday, July 16, "Foam" with Frontier & others. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Wednesdays, 9 PM-2 AM, "Therapy" DJs spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk (no cover). 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Dough. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Friday, pianist Randy Amundsen. 847-718-9272.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 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. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos. 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. Sundays, DJs Jeff Moyer. 773-395-2700.

FACES 223 W. Ontario: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 8 PM and Sundays after 7 PM. 312-440-3223.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Thursday, July 13, 9 PM, Dolomites. 312-836-0066.

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

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Christopher Robin. Saturday, Factor-E, DJs Frique & Majid. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. Saturday, Wunderlich. Next Friday, July 14, Exit Earth. Next Saturday, July 15, Kraven Moorehead. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 7 PM, benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Charities with Haymarket Riot, Sweep the Leg Johnny, American Heritage, Glass Family. Saturday, 7 PM, Engine Down, Hidden Chord, Last Ditch Effort. Sunday, 6 PM, Pinhead Circus, Int. Criminals, Qualm, Bambi. Monday, 8 PM, Party of Helicopters, Atombombpocketknife. Tuesday, 6 PM, Garrison, Rom; 10 PM, Callaghan, Boils, High School Hellcats, Heroin Addicts. Wednesday, 7 PM, Pop Unknown, Dead Letter Auction. Thursday, 7 PM, Convocation Of, V for Vendetta, Computer Impossible. Next Friday, July 14, 6 PM, Good Clean Fun, Synnecrosis, Cypher; 10 PM, the Motion, Lupine, Album Leaf, Slotcar. Next Saturday, July 15, 5 PM, Hot Stove Jimmy, Horace Pinker, Wafflehouse, Spare Change; 9 PM, Don Caballero, Dianogah, Profits, De La Hoya, Muchacha. Next Sunday, July 16, 9 PM, Appleseed Cast. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Those Darn Accordions. Thursday, 7:30 PM, benefit for the Association of Young Artists and Musicians with Hairpeace, Flupway, Fortinbras, Secretariat. Next Friday, July 14, 10 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Tarbox Ramblers (see Spot Check). 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Saturday, Tumbleweed. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Next Saturday, July 15, Midnight Renegade. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Underwater People. Thursdays, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Friday, July 14, Halfway Jane. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 10 PM, Lite FM (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Monday, DJs Terry Hunter & Robert Bayless. 312-278-7130.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Sundays, "Sequence" hosted by DJs Ry-n & Kevin Cunningham. Next Sunday, July 16, DJ Hype. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Mythic Figs, Smokin' Goose Musical Potpourri. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Friday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West & Russ Long. Saturday, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Michael McAssey. Monday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West & Beckie Menzie. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Next Friday, July 14, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West. Next Saturday, July 15, 10 PM, Michael McAssey. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Monday, 5 PM, Alexandra Billings with Honey West & Nan Mason; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey with the cast of All That He Was; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook & Gino DeLuca; 10:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Next Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Next Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Open 7 PM-2 AM nightly. Mondays, open mike. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 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.

GIRL BAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Wednesdays through Fridays after 9 PM. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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, Peterbilts, Alice Peacock. Saturday, Wombats, Braam. Thursday, Urban Funk Ordinance, Stevie Lizard & Sloppy Seconds. Next Friday, July 14, Blackmaker, Caraways, Flat Mean Tires. Next Saturday, July 15, Big Daddy Roaches, Cedarcase. 773-472-5139.

HEALING EARTH RESOURCES 3111 N. Ashland: Friday, 8 PM, Norma Gentile. Saturday, 10 AM-1 PM, "Sound and Healing" workshop with Norma Gentile. 773-381-3042.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM, David Gans. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9 PM, Texas Rubies, Riptones, Deanna Varagona, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Handsome Family, Nora O'Connor. Saturday, 10 PM, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Cow Lily, Justin Roberts, Autumn Grieves. Thursday, 10 PM, Mekons, Johnsons. Next Friday, July 14, 9:30 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown, Bric-a-Brac. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Revolver. Saturday, Dogs Undecided, Roadhouse Dogs. Next Friday, July 14, Redstreaks. Next Saturday, July 15, Blue, Paul Freeborn. 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. Fridays, Hector & His Orchestra. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wednesday, 8 PM, Peter Andreadis & the +3 Ensemble, Tallulah. Next Saturday, July 15, 10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Saturday, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Chris Aaron Band. Sunday, Montell Jordan. Monday and Tuesday, Kool & the Gang. Wednesday, 6 PM, Jayhawks (no cover); 9 PM, Joe Walsh. Thursday, 7 PM and next Friday, July 14, 9 PM, "Spitkickers Tour" with De La Soul, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Biz Markie, Talib Kweli, Reflection Eternal. Next Saturday, July 15, Les Nubians, Amadou & Mariam, Fred Galliano, African Diva. Next Sunday, July 16, the Fixx. 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.

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

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Friday, 9 PM, Worlds Will Collide, I Decline, Blank Theory, Banana Sac. 708-389-7810.

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

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

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Swinging Love Hammers, Garbo Swag, Shimmer. Saturday, Underwater People, Shaffer Street. Sunday, 6:30 PM, "Guitarmageddon 2000" with Jim Peterik (no cover). Tuesday, Enrique Bunbury. Wednesday, 9 PM, Anne Harris. Thursdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, July 14, the Knack. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Friday, July 14, Todd T. Band. Next Saturday, July 15, Scrawl. 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 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Common Ground, Trippin' Billies. Saturday, Something for Joey. Next Friday, July 14, Underwater People. Next Saturday, July 15, Anish. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin 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. Wednesday, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Jeff Bartlett & Trace. Saturday, Roots Stems & Branches. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Next Friday, July 14, Polkaholics with George Kraynak. Next Saturday, July 15, One Way Street. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesday, Ruck La'rou. 773-525-2422.

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

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Saturdays, 6 PM-3 AM, salsa dance lessons. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, swing dance lessons. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Monday, 8 PM, Court & Sparks. Next Friday, July 14, Ben Harbert. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Head First. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Fuzz. Next Saturday, July 15, Jam Chowder. 630-530-2077.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Jan James, Ethyline. Saturday, Young Fathers, Moe the Lawn. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Almighty Rogers. Wednesday, the Idea, Big Hello, Webstirs. Thursday, Seers Poncho. Next Friday, July 14, Kick the Cat, Amazing Headgear. Next Saturday, July 15, Wing Nuts, Leroy Fix, Hammocs, Omega Men, Steepwater Band. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJs Mark Grant & Justin Lloyd with percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturdays, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, Playin' 4 the City, DJ Touch. Thursdays, Carnaval Brasil, DJ Red Lox. 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, Tom Linsk. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stanley Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. Next Saturday, July 15, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 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, Chicago Rose. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, Peter Miletic. Mondays, Troy Neihardt. Tuesdays, Dave Allen. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Chicago Rose. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Scott Holman. Next Sunday, July 16, Phil Barron. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Friday, Scott Holman. Saturday, Stanley Karcz. Sunday and Mondays, Scott Holman. Tuesdays, Phil Barron. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thursdays, Bob A. Next Friday, July 14, Phil Barron. Next Saturday, July 15, Bob A. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Niacin. Sunday and Tuesday, Dark Star Orchestra. Wednesday, Scott Henderson Trio, MVP. Thursday, Sugarfried Super-O's, Danny Flannigan & Rain Chorus, Stray Toasters. Next Sunday, July 16, 7:30 PM, Adrian Legg. 773-404-9494.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Saturday, Selective Recall. 630-513-6300.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, Bender, Clockbox, Ballistic, German Shepherds. Saturday, 10 PM, "Respect is Burning" with Bob Sinclair, DJ Chris the French Kiss, Colette, Heather & J-Dub. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Woolworthy, Katies, Simi, Knuckle Duster. Next Friday, July 14, 10 PM, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Family of Souls, Sugar Blue, Baddigo. Next Saturday, July 15, 6:30 PM, Plain White T's, Swizzle Tree, Sleeping at Last, Retro Morning. 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 the 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, Hotlips Messiah, Blue Noise Band. Saturday, Regenerator, Audio Paradox, DJ KY. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Next Friday, July 14, Faith & the Muse, Arcanta, Garden of Dreams. Next Saturday, July 15, Wombat Carnival, Lewis, Reactor #04. 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.

NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS ART MUSEUM 1801 S. Indiana: Thursdays, 6-8:30 PM, Band of Jimis performs the music of Jimi Hendrix (no cover). 312-326-0270.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Friday, 4 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys; 8 PM, Big Guitars From Memphis. Saturday, noon, British Export; 4 PM, Flammable Dress; 8 PM, Big Hello. Sunday, 1 PM, Big Roy; 6 PM, Roots Rock Society. Monday, 6 PM, DJ Jim Jensen. Wednesday, 4 PM, Mack Pherson & the Struts; 8 PM, Butterside Down. Thursday, 3 PM, Patti Haze (live radio broadcast); 8 PM, Streetlife. Next Friday, July 14, 4 PM, Biff & the Waybacks; 8 PM, BBI. Next Saturday, July 15, noon, Two Strung Out; 4 PM, Kickin' Out Priscilla; 8 PM, Maryann & the Professors. Next Sunday, July 16, 1 PM, Subliminals; 6 PM, JP & the Cats. 312-595-7437.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Saturday, July 15, 9 PM, BFG/Blinded From Glue. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Tommi Zender. Next Saturday, July 15, Ember Swift. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Ronnie spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 9:30 PM, Deals Gone Bad, Heavystep, DJ Chuck Wren. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Casolando, J. Davis Trio, DJ Stallion Luv. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJs Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz, Lugo Rosado, and Papichulo spin salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Next Friday, July 14, 9:30 PM, Rico. Next Saturday, July 15, 10:30 PM, Bio Ritmo, Mambova (preceded by salsa dance lessons at 9 PM). 773-489-0011.

OTTO'S 118 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Lance & the BoBoys. 815-758-2715.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Crush. Next Saturday, July 15, Trial By Z. 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, Stardust (David Bowie tribute band). Saturday, Ground Control, Vacation Bible School. Sunday, 7 PM, the Sound & the Fury; 10 PM, URT. Thursday, Stories for Boys. Next Friday, July 14, Saucerful, 3 Card Guts. Next Saturday, July 15, Headset, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Sunday, July 16, And Nothing Less, God's Reflex. 773-486-9862.

POLLY ESTHER'S & CULTURE CLUB 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Mike Z & Vanilli Vice. Thursdays, Video Stars. 312-664-0777.

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

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Friday, the Blast. Saturday, X-Side. Next Friday, July 14, Only Sons. Next Saturday, July 15, Stevie Starlite. 630-924-9368.

PRAIRIE ROCK BREWERY 127 S. Grove, Elgin: Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 10 PM, Chicago Rose. 847-622-8888.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and 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 or 773-486-2390.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chicago Songwriters showcase with Mighty Joe. Saturday, Unibrow. Next Saturday, July 15, Guilty. 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. Friday, Todd Omotani, Colette. Saturday, Craig Richards. Thursdays, "Digdugg" with residents Derrick, James & Diz. 312-733-6699.

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

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays; live bands on Wednesdays. 312-440-0535.

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Souled Out. Saturday, Jimy Rogers & the Mauds, Rockwell. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. Thursday, Yardbirds, Evolution Blues. Next Friday, July 14, Chris Duarte Group. Next Saturday, July 15, Posin' (Poison tribute band), Insomnia. 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.

SAMMY K'S 335 N. McLean, South Elgin: Saturday, 10 PM, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-695-6666.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 9 PM, Peter Case, Chuck Prophet, Paddy Casey (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, 10 PM, Tom Maxwell & the Minor Drag, Los Hombres Perdidos. Sunday, 8 PM, Pedro the Lion, Velour 100, Pinebender. Wednesday, 9 PM, Thingy (see Spot Check), Herc., Morning Forty Federation. Thursday, 9 PM, Cigar Store Indians, Tarbox Ramblers (see Spot Check). Next Friday, July 14, 10 PM, Josh Rouse, Last Train Home. Next Saturday, July 15, 7 PM, Sally Taylor; 10 PM, Richard Buckner, Shannon Wright. Next Sunday, July 16, 8 PM, Richard Buckner, Shannon Wright. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 7th Heaven. Next Saturday, July 15, Major Woody. 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.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, Boogotta Fix. Wednesdays, DJ Wiz Kid. Thursday, Guitar Dave. Next Friday, July 14, Love Monkeys. Next Saturday, July 15, Spinshine. 708-526-7174.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Next Friday, July 14, 9 PM, Joan of Arc, Scaramouche, Bees Are Black, Queer Beat Science DJs (call 773-645-1627 for more information). 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, July 14, the Wave. Next Saturday, July 15, Trippin' Billies. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Sunshine & Moonbeam, Corey Black, Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Todd Omotani, DJs Heather & J-Dub. Sundays, DJs Louie Santuro & Alex Kevorkian. Monday, Smith & Mighty, Revolutionary Artificial Head System. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJs Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Next Friday, July 14, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Next Saturday, July 15, Miles Maeda, Tobias. 773-549-4140.

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

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Fridays and Thursdays, DJ Maz. 630-264-9800.

SOUK 1552 N. Milwaukee: Sundays, 9 PM-2 AM, "Beyond the Dance" with Hieroglyphic Bean and DJs Aura & Tommy M. spinning early 80s and Latin & Brazilian dance music (no cover). 773-227-1818.

SPAREROOM 2416 W. North: Next Friday, July 14, 9 PM, local DJs spin at a grand opening party. 773-782-0271.

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: Friday, 8 PM, Jester's Sirkill, H.E.C., Malice. Tuesday, 8 PM, DJ Inane & DJ Master spin dance music and trip-hop. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thursday, 8 PM, Carly's Day Out, Barrelhouse Boys. Next Friday, July 14, 7:30 PM, Evergreen Terrace, Free Refills, Boys Like to Scare You. 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.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Crash Poet, Sister Child, Slaveship. Saturday, Pimps, Colonel Stem, Blank Theory, Hustler. Next Friday, July 14, 9 PM, Absinthe Blind, Mezzanines, Circus, Jenny Choi Band. Next Saturday, July 15, DJs spin. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM. Thursdays, DJ Scratch & Sniff. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Infraction. Saturday, 6 PM, Cell (all-ages show); 10 PM, Cell, Marvel Kind, Rockit Girl. Thursday, URT. 773-472-6900.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill spins dance music. Sundays, DJ Seba. Wednesdays, Funk Babies. Thursdays, DJ Frankie Perez, salsa & merengue dance lessons with Manny Lopez. 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Sunday, 7 PM, Nomad Planets, Andrew Calhoun. Tuesday, 8 PM, Autumn Grieves. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Seven Day Run, Pat Henning. Thursday, Dan Zapruder & Eric Ziegenhagen, Allette Brooks. Next Friday, July 14, Kent McDaniel, Claudia Russell, Danny Flanigan. Next Saturday, July 15, Joe Armstrong, Michael Schwarte. Next Sunday, July 16, 7 PM, We You They, Mark Sheehey, Renaldo Migaldi. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Sag Town Hustlers. Saturday, After Grace. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Pap, Anton & Funktion. Next Friday, July 14, Tiger Style 2000 DJs spin drum 'n' bass. Next Saturday, July 15, Petting Zoo. 773-327-2739.

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

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Next Friday, July 14, 9:30 PM, Groovepushers, Lance & the BoBoys. 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.

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Tuesday, 9 PM, vocalist/comedian Nedy Silver (no cover). 773-281-9320.

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. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. Thursdays, Pharris Thomas & John Young. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Go Tom, Waystation. Saturday, Cycle Something, Anne Harris Band. Tuesday, Then Again. Thursday, Nadas, Jaked. Next Friday, July 14, Maggie Speaks, Trace. Next Saturday, July 15, King's Highway, Jerkies. 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. Saturdays, open stage. Thursday, Jim Parks. Next Friday, July 14, Jack Salamander. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Boom Shaka. Saturday, Zeleke, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Sunday, Gizzae. Monday, Deals Gone Bad. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Ras Kelly, Indika, DJ Slacky J. Thursday, Rico. Next Friday, July 14, Gizzae. Next Saturday, July 15, Jah Works, Indika, Ras Kelly. Next Sunday, July 16, Jah Works. 773-327-4273.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. 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. 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. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BORN YESTERDAY, SMALL POTATOES Free concert. Sunday, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

DOOLEYS Free concert. Next Sunday, July 16, 4:30 PM, Lords Park, Grand & Oakwood, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, WIDESPREAD PANIC Next Saturday, July 15, 5:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

GEBHARD WOODS DULCIMER FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

NANCI GRIFFITH & THE BLUE MOON ORCHESTRA Wednesday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LEANN RIMES, CLARK FAMILY EXPERIENCE Next Friday, July 14, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, Equation, Antje. Sundays, Irish jam session. Next Friday, July 14, Blackwater with Dave Dunne & the Dolomites. Next Saturday, July 15, Eric Bogel. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Rico & Heather. Next Friday, July 14, Jaime Koerner. Next Saturday, July 15, David & Marion. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesday, 9:30 PM, Bluegrass Outfielders. 773-281-4444.

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

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 6 PM Sundays and 7 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Ground Speed, Honeybees. Sunday, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. Next Saturday, July 15, Susanna & the Hollywoods, Buzzards. Next Sunday, July 16, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHANGES 206 Centre, Park Forest: Bookstore and cafe; music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, July 15, Cat Catalani. 708-747-9190.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mighty House Band. Sundays, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish sessiun. Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish sessiun. 773-583-3066.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Just Us Band with Bertie Lee. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Andrew Jeff & Young Gunz. 847-288-1848.

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

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Mondays, 10:30 PM, Mythic Figs. 773-202-9209.

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.

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. Saturdays and Wednesdays, 9 PM, live Celtic music. Sundays, 3-6 PM, Scottish Ceilidh. 773-529-9879.

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Kraig Kenning. Next Friday, July 14, Donnybrook. 847-428-4500.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sundays, 5 PM, and Tuesdays, 9 PM, live Irish music. Thursday, Dolomites. 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, 9:30 PM, Tish Hinojosa (see Spot Check). Tuesday, 8 PM, Big Breakfast. Wednesday, 8 PM, Michael Smith, Small Potatoes. 708-788-2118.

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, 10 PM, Kevin Leeds. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Craig Champlin (in the Red Line Tap). 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9 PM, Texas Rubies, Riptones, Deanna Varagona, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Handsome Family, Nora O'Connor. Saturday, 10 PM, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Cow Lily, Justin Roberts, Autumn Grieves. Next Friday, July 14, 9:30 PM, Hot Club of Cowtown, Bric-a-Brac. 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Friday, July 14, 9 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns (tribute to Woody Guthrie). 312-362-9707.

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. Next Friday, July 14, Mulligan's Stew. Next Saturday, July 15, Printers Rogue. 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.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Friday and Saturday, Emer Sands. Sunday, Lootheads. Tuesdays, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. Wednesdays, Lootheads. 773-248-3600.

KEEGAN'S PUB 10618 S. Western: Thursdays, 9 PM, live Irish/folk music. 773-233-6829.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Bohola (no cover). 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, July 14, Avalanche. Next Saturday, July 15, O'Briens. 630-513-6300.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, O'Hara, Laffey & Furlong. Next Saturday, July 15, Cactus Comets. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Tommi Zender. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Friday, July 14, Tim Hort, Michael Schwarte. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chicago Songwriters showcase with Mighty Joe. Thursday, open mike hosted by Mel & friends. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 9 PM, Peter Case, Chuck Prophet, Paddy Casey (see Critic's Choice). 773-525-2508.

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, Dave Stancliff & Bryce Edgmon. Next Friday, July 14, Colin O'Brien. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, 8 PM, Sue McClellan & friends. Sunday, 7 PM, Nomad Planets, Andrew Calhoun. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Seven Day Run, Pat Henning. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 10 PM, Ben Porter & Mikele Kreiner (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

AUSTIN DAY OF HOPE with Keith Butler & Delegation for Christ, Visions, LWCC Dance Ministry, Voices of Joy, LWCC Evangelism Team, LWCC Sanctuary Choir, Ordained Hip-Hop/Blood Related Ministries & others. Next Saturday, July 15, 11 AM-4 PM, 500 N. Long (between Ferdinand & Race). 312-409-0978.

NEW BIBLEWAY'S ANOINTED VOICES Free concert. Thursday, July 13, 7 PM, James Park, Dodge and Mulford, Evanston. 847-448-8260.

KEN SAYDAK Free performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LEROY THOMAS & ZYDECO ROADRUNNERS, DAVE SPECTER & THE BLUEBIRDS Next Sunday, July 16, 7 PM, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Monday, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Tuesday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays and next Friday, July 14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Saturday, July 15, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane & Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Tuesday, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Allen Batts Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer & the Real Deal. Sunday, Jimmy Burns. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Biscuit & the Mix. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Little Slim. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Kinsey Report. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Saturday, Larry McCray. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). Tuesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. (no cover). Wednesday, jam hosted by Rockin' Johnny. Thursdays, Jump City with Peaches Statten. Next Friday, July 14, Riptones. Next Saturday, July 15, Phil Guy. 773-525-8989.

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

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Scott Stenton Band. Saturday, Steve Arvey. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. Next Saturday, July 15, Eric Noden. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, open stage hosted by Brother John & others. 708-387-0050.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Ken Saydak; 9:30 PM, Corey Harris, Carl Davis Band. Saturday, Chris Cain, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Sunday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesday, Sean Costello. Wednesday, Jimmy Burns. Thursday, Mike Morgan & the Crawl. Next Friday, July 14, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Earl King & the Butanes. Next Saturday, July 15, Coco Montoya, Walkin' Cane. 312-427-0333.

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

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

CELEBRITY LOUNGE 4830 S. Cottage Grove: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Mississippi Raiders with Patricia Scott. Saturdays, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates with Pee Wee Madison. 773-548-4812 or 773-285-8353.

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

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Wednesdays, 6 PM-midnight, Double "J" Band with Killer Ray. Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco after 8 PM; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. Thursday through next Saturday, July 15, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-520-4800.

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.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Mondays, 8-10:30 PM, open jam with the Smokin' Goose Musical Potpourri (call 708-452-5630); 10:30 PM, Mythic Figs. 773-202-9209.

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

EDWARDS' ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGE 4252 S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters. 773-536-7292.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, 5 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones. Saturday, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones. Sundays, John Primer. Monday, Charlie Love. Tuesday, Brian Lee. Wednesday, Johnny Marshall. Thursday, Eomot Rasun. Next Friday, July 14, 5 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys. Next Saturday, July 15, 5 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Michelle Willson. 312-266-2400.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Flat Broke. 773-685-8083.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Saturday, July 15, 10 PM, W.C. Clark. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursday, July 13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Next Saturday, July 15, Rockin' Johnny Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Little Mac. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Next Saturday, July 15, Nighthawks. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Friday, 9:30 PM, Mythic Figs, Smokin' Goose Musical Potpourri (call 708-452-5630). Tuesdays, 7-9:30 PM, open jam with the Smokin' Goose Musical Potpourri (call 708-452-5630); 10 PM, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Mike Wheeler Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Joanna Connor & Buzz Kilman (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler. Next Saturday, July 15, 9:30 PM, L.C. Walker & Trouble No More. 708-484-3610.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (see Spot Check). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 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, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Ronnie Baker Brooks (on the Main Stage); No Mercy Band (on the Back Porch Stage). Saturday, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Chris Aaron Band (on the Main Stage); No Mercy Band (on the Back Porch Stage). Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday and Wednesday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Thursday, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Chicago Playboys. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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. Friday, Jerry Knight & the Blues Flash. Saturday, Recliners. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Barbara LeShoure, 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, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Carl Weathersby, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Carl Weathersby. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Pat Smillie Band. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band with Shirley King. 312-360-1558.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Soul Purpose. 773-493-3477.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, ZZ Hill. Wednesday, Ruck La'rou. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, July 15, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Taylor Brothers. Next Saturday, July 15, Lindsey Alexander. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Next Generation Blues Band with Lorenzo Thompson. Next Friday, July 14, Hightones. 708-863-2000.

MARGARET'S NEW 7313 CLUB 7313 S. Halsted: Thursdays, 9 PM-2 AM, L.V. Banks & the Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-0592.

MR. RICKY'S NOTE 118 E. Cermak: Restaurant and bar with music after 4 PM. Mondays, blues musicians perform at a soul food buffet. 312-842-0400.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Next Saturday, July 15, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Devil in a Woodpile (see Spot Check). Saturday, Rockin' Johnny. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. Saturday, Mississippi Heat. Wednesday, Fruteland Jackson. Next Friday, July 14, Eomot Rasun Blues Band. Next Saturday, July 15, Joanna Connor & Buzz Kilman. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. Wednesday, Back on the Porch Blues. 773-276-9730.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. Thursday, Yardbirds, Evolution Blues. Next Friday, July 14, Chris Duarte Group. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Charles Walker & Johnny Jones. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Bumblebee Bob. Saturday, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Eddie Taylor Jr. Blues Band. Saturday, Little Arthur Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Saturday, 8 PM, Blue Fuller & Barrelhouse Chuck. 708-922-9950.

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

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

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Friday, 9 PM, Walter Smith & Tight Rhythm. 312-943-7815.

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

jazz

concerts

ANCESTRAL RESURRECTION ENSEMBLE Saturday, 6-9 PM, New Approach Health Store, 641 E. 47th. 773-373-6900.

BLUE SKIES Next Sunday, July 16, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

BOPOLOGY Next Friday, July 14, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

NICK COLIONNE Saturday, 2-4 PM, Garden Plaza, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-787-9596.

DIANE DELIN Tuesday, 7 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-549-0606, ext. 2065.

WILL DOWNING, GERALD ALBRIGHT, PHIL PERRY & CHANTE MOORE Next Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

FLIPPOMUSIC Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

FOUR IN ONE Free outdoor concert. Friday, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

FRANCINE GRIFFIN TRIO Free concert. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO QUARTET Tuesdays, 4:30 PM, Garden Cafe, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

DAVE KOZ, JOYCE COOLING Friday, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

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

MARTY MARSHACK BIG BAND Free concert. Next Sunday, July 16, 5 PM, Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7887.

JOHN MOULDER QUARTET Sunday, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ BAND, NHSMI JAZZ COMBOS under the direction of Antonio J. Garcia. Next Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

BRIAN PATTI ORCHESTRA Free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma. 312-742-7847.

DICK SARLO ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, July 16, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SONIDOS CALIENTES, AZUKAR Free concert. Friday, 6 PM, McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing. 312-427-1676.

SUE--OS Free concert. Thursday, July 13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Next Friday, July 14, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

TWO FOR BRAZIL Free performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Friday, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

LIBBY YORK TRIO Free concert. Sunday, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Sonny Turner, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. 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, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman 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.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Friday and Saturday, Carlos Cannon. Sunday and Monday, Gerald McClendon. Tuesday through next Saturday, July 15, Ghalib Ghallab. 312-751-2433.

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

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

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, Paul Abella Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

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

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

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, July 13, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 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, Libby York. 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. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braughm & Don Stille. Next Friday, July 14, Amy & the D-Sparks. 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.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Latin and jazz jam session with Crosswind. 312-697-0975.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Thursdays, 9 PM-1 AM, open mike hosted by Kevin Chandler. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Plain Jane. Thursdays, jazz jam session with Strange Matter. Next Friday, July 14, Layman's Terms. 773-528-756 9.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Thursdays, 7 PM, Eddie Harrison. 312-836-7870.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Jason Roebke Quartet. 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, Kevin Higgins Trio. Next Saturday, July 15, Paul Abella Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Paul Abella Trio. Next Friday, July 14, Jeff Gilmore Group. Next Saturday, July 15, Jeff Lasky Group. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners. Next Friday, July 14, 10 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Tarbox Ramblers (see Spot Check). Next Sunday, July 16, 6 PM, Guy Fricano Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with Siddha Sila, Vandy Harris, David Boykin, Ben Montgomery, Duryvin Ternoir, and Leo O'Dell. 773-373-6292.

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: Next Sunday, July 16, 2 PM, John Cocuzzi Quintet with Chuck Hedges. 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: Friday, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Sextet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Jenna Mammina Trio. Monday, 9 PM, Jenna Mammina Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, July 14, Mama Digdown's Brass Band. Next Saturday, July 15, Alternatives Big Band with Barry Winograd. Next Sunday, July 16, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Jennifer Graham. 773-878-5552.

THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY 909 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM-midnight, Sundays, 6-10 PM, and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 312-255-9009.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sunday, Jon Lundbom Trio. 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, 6 PM, Jim Baker with Steve Hunt & Harrison Bankhead; 9 PM, David Boykin's Expanse. Saturday, 10 PM, Jimmy Bosch, DJ Victor Parra. Sunday, 7 PM, Shakura. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Wednesday, 8 PM, Peter Andreadis & the +3 Ensemble, Tallulah. Thursday, 8 PM, Jim Baker with Steve Hunt & Harrison Bankhead; 10:30 PM, Vandy Harris Intuitive Research Beings. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar. Fridays, 5-9 PM, Elaine Dame. Saturdays, 9 PM, Mandi Loomis & the Brick House Blues Band. 312-245-0333.

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

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday through Sunday, Ira Sullivan (see Critic's Choice) with the Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesday through next Sunday, July 16, Kenny Burrell 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; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. 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.

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.

LEOPARD LOUNGE 1645 W. Cortland: Tuesday, 10 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-862-7877.

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 Mondays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, Greg Fishman & Paulinho Garcia. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

MAIN STREET PUB 201 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Peter Oprisko Duo. 815-338-4444.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Next Friday, July 14, 10 PM, Daryl Stuermer, Paul Wertico Trio. Next Sunday, July 16, 10 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

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

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 PM Sundays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Breaking Point. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, July 16, 10 AM-2 PM, brunch with music by West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Sam Dellaria & Adam Sonderberg. Thursday, Phil Mosberg Quartet. 773-728-5010.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 773-489-0011.

PEACOCK CAFE 5440 N. Sheridan: Fridays, 5-9 PM, Elevation. 773-275-1224.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Sam Burckhardt Trio/Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursday, Paulinho Garcia Duo. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Nick Tountas 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, Jackie Allen Duo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Pete Benson Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Matt Lewis Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Marshall Vente's Tropicale Trio. 708-848-4250.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Stephanie Browning Quartet. Saturday, Jeff Newell Quartet. Sunday, 11 AM, Yoko Noge; 2:30 PM, Henry Johnson; 6 PM, Jeff Newell's New Trad Octet; 9 PM, Jeff Newell Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Sam Burckhardt Quartet. Next Sunday, July 16, Rankinfyle. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Saturday, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, July 14, Jesse Scinto. Next Saturday, July 15, Scott Stevenson Trio, Typhanie Monique Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Brienn Perry. Next Sunday, July 16, Mark Lessman 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.

RED 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.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Next Sunday, July 16, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Thursdays, Paul Coscino Organ Trio. 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 from 8:30-11 PM followed by a jam session from 11 PM-1 AM. 312-225-4140.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, July 15, Jim Cooper 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, Rob Denty Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Thursdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, July 15, Geof Bradfield Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Scott Burns Duo. Tuesday, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesdays, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday and next Saturday, July 15, Juli Wood Duo. 312-527-3510.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio. 630-832-9797.

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, R.J. Temple with Beau Barry, Darius Savage & Chad Taylor. Saturday, Ernest Dawkins with Avreeayl Ra & Tatsu Aoki. Sundays, 6 PM, 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, David Boykin Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, David Boykin's Expanse. 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, 6-9 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Next Friday, July 14, 9 PM, Valerie Salgado Booker & Heitor Garcia. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, pianist Bruce Oscar. Wednesdays, Carmine Menna. Thursdays, Scott Stevenson & Margaret Carlson. 630-232-2201.

international

concerts

BIO RITMO performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

FRIENDS OF THE GAMELAN perform at a free "gamelan picnic." Sunday, 1-4 PM, 1020 Aurora Ave., Aurora. 630-653-6277.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features an open stage and music by Samuel del Real Ensemble; free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000, ext. 141.

MARACA performs at Chicago Summerdance. See Critic's Choice. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

D. PEREZ PRADO ORCHESTRA Friday, 8 PM, Apollo's 2000, 2875 W. Cermak. 773-247-0200.

SONIDOS CALIENTES, AZUKAR Free concert. Friday, 6 PM, McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing. 312-427-1676.

NELSON SOSA BAND Saturday, noon and 2 PM, and Sunday, 1 and 3 PM, Living Coast Exhibit, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

JOSE VALDES MAMBO ALL-STARS Salsa music concert with free dance lessons. Thursday, July 13, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

international

clubs

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

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

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Tuesday, 8 PM, Bebel Gilberto (see Critic's Choice), Carlos Ortega. 773-489-3160.

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

EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Wednesdays, Breno Sauer plays Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, July 13, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla, 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.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, Hector & His Orchestra. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Jimmy Bosch, DJ Victor Parra. Next Saturday, July 15, 10 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. Next Sunday, July 16, 8 PM, Toto La Momposina. 312-362-9707.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Enrique Bunbury. 312-337-3486.

LITTLE BUCHAREST 3001 N. Ashland: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 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.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Next Saturday, July 15, 10:30 PM, Bio Ritmo, Mambova (preceded by salsa dance lessons at 9 PM). 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. 312-397-0100.

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

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

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

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

SKADARLIJA 4024 N. Kedzie: Restaurant featuring eastern European music. Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 PM, Skadarlija Ensemble. 773-463-5600.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Next Friday, July 14, 9 PM, Valerie Salgado Booker & Heitor Garcia. 773-728-3114.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

CLAIRE AEBERSOLD AND RALPH NEIWEEM perform duo piano music (R. Strauss, Holst, Mozart). Next Friday, July 14, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

MARIE ALATALO piano (Beethoven, Crumb, Chopin, Liszt). Sunday, 4 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ALFREDA BURKE AND RODRICK DIXON perform opera excerpts in a free concert. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

CHRISTOPHER CASCKETTA AND JEFFREY PANKO baritone and piano, in a program of French songs. Saturday, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN CARILLON RECITALS Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe: Carilloneurs perform at 7 PM. Friday, Adrian Tien. Saturday, Adrian Gebruers. Sunday, Adolph Rots and Auke de Boer. Monday, Bob van Wely and Rosemarie Seuntiens. Tuesday, Christine Laugie. Wednesday, Ann-Kirstine Christiansen. Thursday, Trevor Workman. Next Friday, July 14, Georg Köppl. 847-835-5440.

CHICAGO CLASSIC BRASS in a free concert. Monday, 7 PM, Giddings Plaza, 4700 N. Lincoln. 773-728-3890.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Friday, 8 PM, Donald Runnicles, conductor, with flutists James Galway and Jeanne Galway (Cimarosa, Mozart, Elgar). See Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and bass Samuel Ramey (Offenbach, Verdi, Boito, Mozart, Copland, Kern, Rodgers, and others). Sunday, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with the King'singers. Next Friday, July 14, 8 PM, Ivan Fischer, conductor, with violinist Leila Josefowicz (Liszt, Prokofiev, Dvorak). Next Saturday, July 15, 8 PM, Ivan Fischer, conductor, with pianist Leon Fleisher (Brahms, Bartok). Next Sunday, July 16, 7 PM, David Alan Miller, conductor, with soprano Lisa Vroman (Bernstein, Weill, Copland, Gershwin, and others). 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert (Enescu, Mahler). Saturday, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer conducts Nicolai's Merry Wives of Windsor. Saturday, Tuesday, and next Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with organist David Schrader (Gould, Barber, Sowerby, Bernstein). Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sunday, 4 PM, Robert Finster. 312-664-6963.

LIGHT OPERA WORKS Dinner-concert performance of music from Sigmund Romberg's The Student Prince. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Como Inn, 546 N. Milwaukee. Thursday, 6:30 PM, Allgauer's, Northbrook Hilton, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook. 847-869-6300.

YUKI AND TOMOKO MACK PIANO DUO (Copland, Corigliano, Bernstein, Chopin, and others). Friday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NAPERVILLE MILLENNIUM CARILLON RECITALS at the foot of Rotary Hill, Naperville: Carilloneurs perform at 7:30 PM. Friday, Bob van Wely and Rosemarie Seuntiens. Saturday, Gordon Slater. Sunday, Adrian Tien. Monday, Trevor Workman. Tuesday, Georg Köppl. Wednesday, Adrian Gebruers. Thursday, Ann-Kirstine Christiansen. Next Friday, July 14, Christine Laugie. 630-428-6800.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, AND WIND ENSEMBLE Free admission. Friday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE GUITAR RECITAL Free admission. Thursday, July 13, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC RECITALS Free admission. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. Next Sunday, July 16, 3 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SUMMER ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with violinist Anne Nagosky (Bruch, Beethoven). Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NEW HORIZONS BAND in a free concert. Friday, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER SESSION CONCERT BAND, NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE WIND ENSEMBLE, NEW HORIZONS BAND Don Owens and Charles Hawes, conductors. Wednesday, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

NUILLY CATHOLIC BOYS' CHOIR Pierre Balbous, conductor (Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Vivaldi, traditional). Saturday, 7:30 PM, St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln, Evanston. 847-864-3978.

PRAIRIE WINDS in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ligeti, Nielsen, D'Rivera). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS Heinrich Schiff, conductor and violin, in an all-Haydn recital. Monday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL CHAPEL CARILLON RECITALS Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn: Carillonneurs perform at 7:30 PM. Friday, Geert D'hollander and Liesbeth Janssens. Saturday, Hisako Konno. Sunday, Adrian Gebruers. Monday, Adrian Tien. Tuesday, Bob van Wely and Rosemarie Seutiens. Wednesday, Christine Laugie. Next Friday, July 14, Ann-Kirstine Christiansen. 773-702-2100.

SEABURY-WESTERN SEMINARY CARILLON RECITALS Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 2122 Sheridan, Evanston: Carilloneurs perform at 7:30 PM. Friday, Hisako Konno. Sunday, Gordon Slater. Wednesday, Christine Laugie. Next Friday, July 14, Trevor Workman. 847-328-9300.

STORMBRINGER performs classical guitar music in a free performance. Thursday, July 13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

TOKYO STRING QUARTET with violist Atar Arad and cellist Timothy Eddy (Schubert, Shostakovich, Brahms). Thursday, July 13, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

UNION AVENUE OPERA THEATRE Scott Schnoover conducts Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Monday, 8 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 314-361-2881.

STEVE VASQUEZ guitar. Thursday, July 13, 6 PM, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 773-784-7032.

fairs & festivals

BROOKFEST JC/Ehlert Park, Gerritsen and Elm, Brookfield: Thursday, July 13, 6:30 PM, Lynne Jordan; 8:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Next Friday, July 14, 6 PM, Spies Who Surf; 7:30 PM, Mauds; 9 PM, Davy Jones. Next Saturday, July 15, 3 PM, Bluesed & Battered; 5 PM, Velveteens; 7 PM, Ted Ansani; 9 PM, Foghat. Next Sunday, July 16, 3 PM, Bakers Street; 4:30 PM, Kax & the Blacklight Experience; 6:10 PM, Petra Luna; 6:30 PM, Trippin' Billies; 8 PM, Fabulous Janes. 312-719-9798.

CHICAGO FOLK & ROOTS FESTIVAL Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside: Next Saturday, July 15, 3 PM, Madou Dembele & Dahui, Bluerunners; 4 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (see Spot Check); 5:15 PM, Mekons, Jerry Schneider Band; 6:30 PM, Richard Thompson; 8:15 PM, Patti Smith. Next Sunday, July 16, noon, Mark Dvorak & the Spontaneous Folk Ensemble; 2 PM, Special Music by Special People; 2:45 PM, Lubbock; 3 PM, Iguanas, Bio Ritmo; 3:45 PM, Bluerunners; 5 PM, Iguanas, Kid Kazooey; 5:15 PM, Dale Watson Band; 6:45 PM, Joaquin Diaz Merengue Band; 8:30 PM, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited. Festival also features music and dance workshops and entertainment for children. 773-728-6000.

EVANSTON ETHNIC ARTS FESTIVAL Dawes Park, Sheridan and Church, Evanston: Next Saturday, July 15, 1 PM, Whitehawk; 1:30 PM, Sampaguita Singers; 2 PM, Sones de Mexico; 2:30 PM, Universal Mystic; 4 PM, Kupa'a; 4:30 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames; 5 PM, Tchaka; 5:30 PM, Minianka. Next Sunday, July 16, noon, Utux Mayib; 12:30 PM, Max T. & Isaac Alderson; 1:30 PM, Midway Ramblers Cajun Band; 2 PM, Guitarras de España; 3:30 PM, Punjabi Cultural Society musicians; 4 PM, Casolando; 4:30 PM, Abibigoromma; 5 PM, Baaro; 5:30 PM, Havana. Festival also features dance performances and arts and crafts exhibits. 847-328-2100, ext. 2470.

GEBHARD WOODS DULCIMER FESTIVAL Gebhard Woods State Park, 250 Ottawa, Morris: Saturday, 10 AM, Diane Ippel & Rob Williams; 10:45 AM, Dan Zahn & Chris McNamara; 11:30 AM, Kim Murley; noon, Cathy Ciolac & Art Lang; 12:15 PM, Mike Anderson; 12:30 PM, Sherri Farley; 1 PM, Jones Family, Steve Endsley; 1:30 PM, Dale C. Evans; 1:45 PM, Judy Schmidt; 2 PM, Any Old Tyme; 2:30 PM, Neal Peck; 3:15 PM, Bill Robinson & Friends; 4 PM, Thomasina, Tony Scarimbolo; 4:45 PM, Lindseys; 5:30 PM, Joy Yu Hoffman. Sunday, 10 AM, Van Dusens; 10:45 AM, Judy Schmidt; 11:30 AM, Dan Zahn & Chris McNamara; noon, Steve Craig; 12:15 PM, Thomasina; 12:30 PM, Jeff Wichman; 1 PM, Carl Johnson, Dave Balka; 1:30 PM, Irish Stew; 1:45 PM, Diane Ippel & Rob Williams; 2 PM, Judy Robinson; 2:30 PM, Barbara Hale Ernst & Mark Filler; 3:15 PM, Bill Robinson & Friends; 4 PM, Mike Anderson; 4:45 PM, Kim Murley; 5:30 PM, Jones Family. Festival also features music workshops and children's activities. 708-331-6875.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Friday, 5 PM, Napper Tandy; 6 PM, Holy Hour House Band; 7:30 PM, North & South; 8:30 PM, Kathy Cowan & Friends; 9 PM, Prodigals; 10 PM, the Ride. Saturday, noon, Whitey O'Day, Dyed in the Wool; 2 PM, Dooley Brothers; 2:30 PM, Larkin Brothers; 4 PM, Makem Brothers; 5 PM, North & South; 6:30 PM, Gaelic Storm; 6:45 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 7:30 PM, Murphy's Law; 8 PM, Irish Musicians; 8:30 PM, Shannon Rovers; 9 PM, Prodigals; 10 PM, David Dunne & Blackwater. Sunday, 12:30 PM, Dooley Brothers, Baal Tinne; 1:30 PM, Misericordia Heartbreakers; 3 PM, Irish Heritage Singers; 3:30 PM, Gaelic Storm, Ceolan; 6 PM, Makem Brothers, Switchback; 6:30 PM, Moore & Broaders; 8 PM, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band; 8:30 PM, David Dunne & Blackwater. 773-282-7035

MILLENNIUM LINCOLNWOOD FEST Proesel Park, Morse and Kosner, Lincolnwood: Friday, 7 PM, Small Time Dave & the Windy City Groove. Saturday, 5 PM, Melva Le Blanc & the Blue Groove; 8 PM, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Sunday, 2 PM, John Kenny & the Strolling Minstrels; 7 PM, Associates. 847-676-4823.

OLD SAINT PAT'S BLOCK PARTY Desplaines between Madison and Adams: Next Friday, July 14, 5-10:30 PM, Big Head Todd & the Monsters & others. Next Saturday, July 15, 5-10:30 PM, Cheap Trick & others. 312-648-1590.

ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK Lincoln and Belmont: Saturday, noon, Harmless, the Dog & Everything; 1 PM, Bottle of Justus; 1:30 PM, Spies Who Surf, Turnstyles; 3:30 PM, Blue Marvin, Rubber, Cats Under the Stars; 5 PM, Quantum Leep; 5:30 PM, Harmony Riley, Strain Busy Sky; 7:30 PM, Bumpus; 8 PM, Los Straightjackets, Mr. Blotto. Sunday, noon, Daisy Head Masey, Big Back Yard, Crush; 1 PM, Joel Frankel; 1:30 PM, Los Barrachos, Gertrude, Maggie Speaks; 3 PM, Juleps; 3:30 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Domestic Problems; 5 PM, Mike & Joe; 5:30 PM, Hello Dave, Johnny Socko; 7:30 PM, Then Again; 8 PM, Underwater People, Mr. Blotto. 773-472-7171.

ST. ANDREW'S GREEK FESTIVAL St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan: Sunday, noon-11 PM, Linardakis Band. 773-334-4515.

ST. BEDE SUMMERFEST XVIII on the grounds of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, 8200 S. Kostner: Friday, 6 PM, Skylarks Unlimited; 8:30 PM, Kronyk Myth. Saturday, 4 PM, O29; 6:30 PM, Orange Whip; 9 PM, Uprights. Sunday, 5:30 PM, Tony Blazonczyk Polka Band; 8 PM, British Export. 773-767-8264.

ST. MICHAEL'S ARTS & CRAFTS & POLKA FESTIVAL St. Michael's Church, 7313 N. Waukegan, Niles: Next Saturday, July 15, 2 PM, Pensionaires. 847-647-8398.

WESTCHESTER FUNFEST on the grounds of St. Joseph High School, 1840 S. Mayfair, Westchester: Friday, 6 PM, Ruckus; 8 PM, Hot Rocks; 10 PM, Turtles with Flo & Eddie. Saturday, 1 PM, Chris Colletti; 3 PM, Weiss Brothers; 5:10 PM, Dave Rudolf; 5:15 PM, Flapjacks; 8 PM, Mirage; 9 PM, Chuck Negron. Sunday, 1:15 PM, Shmingeez; 3:30 PM, Perry Danos & Backstreet; 7 PM, Rico; 9 PM, Buckinghams. 708-562-7747.

miscellaneous

VICTOR BORGE Tuesday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EDISON PARK CONCERT BAND Free concert. Sunday, 5 PM, Olympia Park, 6566 N. Avondale. 312-763-3878.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCERT BAND Free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Wing Park, Wing Park Blvd. and Wing St., Elgin. 847-931-6120.

ANNA FERMIN'S TRIGGER GOSPEL Free in-store children's performance. Wednesday, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, Shakura. 312-362-9707.

IL KWON NORI Percussion concert. Thursday, July 13, 5:30 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

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.

GEORGE SIMS Free bagpipe and percussion concert. Next Sunday, July 16, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

TICK TOCK HARP DUO Free concert. Sunday, 4:30 PM, Lords Park, Grand & Oakwood, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Friday, Gospel Joy. Monday, School of Performing Arts Dance Ensemble. Tuesday, Joe Brigante & the Rockers. 312-346-3278.

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