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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

AMBITION MISSION, F.I.D., HOTLIPS MESSIAH, LANDO'S 45, BUTANE 5, DEAD POPES SOCIETY, PINHEADS, DIRKS, FIGHTBACKS, BIKINI SPIDERS, VOTE QUIMBY, DIABOLLOCKS, HOLYWHORES Friday, 7 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019.

ANASTASIA performs at YVIBE 2000 fashion show for teens. Next Friday, July 28, 7 PM, Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg. 847-330-1537.

PAT BENATAR, EDDIE MONEY Thursday, July 27, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BIG WU, DRAGONFLY Thursday, July 27, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

BLACK DIRT Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, July 29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BLIND MAN'S BLUFF Wednesday, 7 PM, Community Recreation Center Shelter, 333 W. Dundee, Wheeling. 847-465-3333.

BLUE OYSTER CULT Next Saturday, July 29, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

BREAKIN' STRINGS Free performance. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session for poets and musicians. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

BETTY BUCKLEY Monday (sold out) and Thursday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Saturday, 8 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212. Thursday and next Saturday, July 29, 8 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

BUMPUS Friday, 7:15 PM, Uihlein Plaza, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

RIPLEY CAINE Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, July 29, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JEFF CANNON Free in-store performance. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

KEVIN COLE Benefit concert. Tuesday, 7 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-549-0606, ext. 2065.

ROBERT CORNELIUS Free performance. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

AMY CORREIA Free performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

COSMIC CUP OF CAPPUCCINO Hieroglyphic Being spins "Experimental groove and funky techno." Tuesdays, 6-9 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

D'ANGELO, SLUM VILLAGE Next Saturday, July 29, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 773-722-5463 or 312-559-1212.

TONI DIDONATO performs as part of Evansfest. Next Sunday, July 30, 3:30 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-570-4724.

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

DOLLY VARDEN Free performance. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

DOUGH Free performance. Next Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Benefit for Lincoln Park Zoo. Next Friday, July 28, 7 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

EVE 6 Free in-store performance. Wednesday, 5 PM, Tower Records, 383 Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale. 630-582-2555.

THE EXPLOSION Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, July 30, noon, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MARK FEDERIGHI Free performance. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

ROBBIE FULKS Free performance. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

DOMINIC GAUDIOUS Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1540 Golf, Schaumburg. 847-330-0031.

MITZI GAYNOR Next Sunday, July 30, 3 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

THE GIRLS ROOM Free in-store performance with Kendall Payne, Tara MacLean, Amy Correia, and Shannon McNally. Friday, noon, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

MARK HANKINS Free concert. Next Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 877-376-8624.

BEKI HEMINGWAY Free performance. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1001 W. North. 312-255-1352.

DAG JUHLIN Free admission. Thursday, July 27, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

PATTI LA BELLE Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

LIQUID FIRE Free concert. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Waldorf Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 877-376-8624.

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

NATALIE MERCHANT Sold out. Monday, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

METALLICA, KID ROCK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BARENAKED LADIES, THIRD EYE BLIND, TONIC, VERUCA SALT, NINE DAYS, VERTICAL HORIZON, GUSTER, TRAGICALLY HIP perform as part of Hard Rock Cafe Rockfest. Saturday, 4:30 PM, Chicago Motor Speedway, Sportsman's Park, 3301 S. Laramie, Cicero. 312-559-1212.

CHRIS MILLS Free performances. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777. Next Saturday, July 29, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

MIXED EMOTIONS Free concert. Friday, noon, DuPage Court, between S. Grove and S. Spring, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

MOODY BLUES Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

NORA O'CONNOR Free performance. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

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

JOHN PETITT Free in-store performance. Friday, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

PLUSH CARGO Free performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

POISON, CINDERELLA, DOKKEN, SLAUGHTER Friday, 6 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

PROCESS IS DEAD, LONG LIVE NOTHING, AUDIENCE OF THE END, SIN ORDEN perform at the midsummer hardcore blast. Monday, 6 PM, Autonomous Zone, 2012 W. Chicago. 773-252-6019.

RESONANCE: VIBRATIONS OF LIFE with Staxx, Gabriel Palomo & Mark Marzocco, DJ Jes, DJ Ares & Ian Desmond, 8fatfat8, and Paul Norman; free admission. Saturday, noon-4:30 PM, Chicago Summerdance, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 773-370-4995.

RHYTHM CITY perform at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, July 28, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

JUSTIN ROBERTS Free performance. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2525 N. Clark. 773-525-6231.

ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY, DJ DEV perform aboard the Anita Dee II at the 3rd annual Midnight Yacht Party. Next Friday, July 28, departing at midnight from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 773-549-2984 or 312-587-9164.

STING, TRACY CHAPMAN Friday, 8 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

TAKE 5, TIM JAMES perform at YVIBE 2000 fashion show for teens. Next Saturday, July 29, 3 PM, Woodfield Shopping Center, Golf Road & Rte. 53, Schaumburg. 847-330-1537.

TATTOO THE EARTH with Slipknot, Sevendust, Sepultura, Slayer, Nashville Pussy, (Hed)pe, Puya, Downset, Cold, Mudvayne, Hatebreed, Full Devil Jacket, Upo, Nothingface, Amen, Workhorse Movement, Esham, Famous, Relative Ash, Systematic. Wednesday, 1 PM, World Dome, 87th St. and 78th Ave., Bridgeview. 708-598-9190 or 312-559-1212.

TEEN IDOLS Sunday, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

TONY FROM HEAVY DUTY FELT Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, July 29, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

PHIL VARCHETTA ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, July 30, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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

WANG CHUNG, MISSING PERSONS, FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL Sunday, 7 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

WATERHOUSE Free Jamaican calypso music concert. Sunday, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

BRIAN WILSON performs Pet Sounds; see Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 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, Printers Rogue. Saturday, Phil Rockrohr. Sunday, Jeff Altergott. Tuesdays, open stage. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursdays, Kimi Hayes Band, Wild Blue Daisies. Next Saturday, July 29, Drift, Planet Strange. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. Friday, the Neighborhood. Thursdays, DJ Emanuel spins disco & deep house. Next Friday, July 28, Peking Turtle. Next Saturday, July 29, King Shiloh Sounds. 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, Trial by Z. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Blind Roosevelts. Next Friday, July 28, 5:30 PM, Desi Brothers. 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 Trppin' Billies. 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin on two levels after 10 PM. Friday, Desi DJs spin Hindi, bhangra, hip-hop, and house at a benefit for Nivedita Center for Learning. 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. Next Friday, July 28, DJ Speed, DJ Laura B. 312-266-2114.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Seven Day Run. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Big Barn Combo, Cocktail Preachers, Wreckin' Ball. Saturday, Torben Floor, Vibeflight Mission, Renfields. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Thursday, Growth Ltd., Horrors. Next Friday, July 28, Slugs, Krinkles. Next Saturday, July 29, Bottletones, Spies Who Surf, Go-Go Devils. Next Sunday, July 30, De Atma, Frequency Lab, DJ Red Lox. 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, Eightball Grifters. 312-243-1699.

BEVIAMO WINE BAR 1358 W. Taylor: Sunday, 6-10 PM, John Huang performs at an exhibition of work by artists and designers. 312-455-8255.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Gary Dacanay, Beloved Ringers. Saturday, Hammerlane, Drapes, Janus. Sunday, 8 PM, EBS, Three Fingers Down, Butane 5. 773-384-0043.

BIG NIGHT 749 N. Clark: Music after 11 PM. Fridays, Bandoleros. Saturdays and Thursdays, DJs spin. 312-397-1201.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Wednesday, Rinse, MC Jamalski, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs 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.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: Tuesdays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJs Craig Alexander & Dan Calvera. 773-384-0701.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. Next Friday, July 28, Patty Elvis Band. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, St. James' Gate, Ya Basta. Saturday, Strange Arrangement. Wednesdays, open jam session. Next Friday, July 28, Hilarious Condors. Next Saturday, July 29, Guilty. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Shimmer. Next Friday, July 28, E-Mics, Family of Souls (benefit for the Council for Disability Rights). Next Saturday, July 29, Underwater People. 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 NISA 8841 S. Ridgeland, Oak Lawn: Saturday, 6 PM, Lance & the BoBoys. Thursday, 9 PM, I Decline. 708-599-1485.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 5 PM-2 AM, "A Jazz Classic" with Brian Reaves. Next Friday, July 28, 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. Saturday, Liquid Courage, Messin' With Texas. Next Friday, July 28, Rick Saucedo (Elvis tribute). Next Saturday, July 29, X-Side. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, July 27, 9 PM, Michael Heaton Band. 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. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. 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, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and soul. 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. 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, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Jesters. Next Friday, July 28, Groovepushers. Next Saturday, July 29, B-Side Players. 773-528-756 9.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Thursday, July 27, and next Friday, July 28, Midway Cajun Ramblers. 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, Tony Humphries, Oscar McMillan, DJs John Curley, Bear Who?, Dayhota & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10:30 PM, Battery (Metallica tribute band). Saturday, 10:30 PM, Afrodisiacs. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 10 PM, Matthew McBride Band. 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. Saturday, the Ride. Wednesday, Afrodisiacs. Thursday, 10 PM, Gizzae. Next Friday, July 28, Underwater People. Next Saturday, July 29, Quantum Leap. 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, Lori McClain Trio. 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. Sunday, DJ Jen B. Monday, DJ Sonja spins punk. Tuesday, Ladies of Victory Records DJs spin. Thursday, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

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 9 PM. Saturday, Everwonder. 773-202-9209.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9 PM, the Girls Room with Kendall Payne, Tara MacLean, Amy Correia, and Shannon McNally (no cover). Saturday, 10 PM, Autoliner, Great Apes, Bohb. Sunday, 8 PM, Wonderdrug. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Bang Allstars. Wednesday, 9 PM, Dandy Warhols, Rick Bane & the Genius Position. Thursday, 9 PM, Grandaddy, Bright Eyes, Plastics Hi-Fi. Next Friday, July 28, 9 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Gaberdine, Strawberry, Pound of Flesh. Next Saturday, July 29, 10 PM, Verbow, Diane Izzo. 773-489-3160.

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

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Mr. Blotto. Next Saturday, July 29, Cashmere. 815-834-0084.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Red Pop Theory. Saturday, Plum Waxy. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, July 28, Video Stars. Next Saturday, July 29, Jorge From Yard. 815-356-9980.

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

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Sundays and Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Mike & Joe, Jon Gram. Saturday, Rubber. 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 Leap. Next Friday, July 28, Strain Busy Sky, Harmony Riley, David Colley. Next Saturday, July 29, Biff & the Waybacks, Echosend, Nikki & Elleni. Next Sunday, July 30, 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, Ian Crockett Band, Wombats, Mr. Id. Saturday, Big Backyard, Session, Johnny Clueless, Gayle Ritt. Sundays, Sumo. Tuesday, Stray Toasters, Mock Heroic. Wednesday, Black Cuntry Rock, Spendorlex. Thursday, Twist on Friday, Audio Soul. Next Friday, July 28, Throck Morton, Greedy Gretchen, Co-Pilot Jones. Next Saturday, July 29, Oh My God, Dolari, Ghetto Billies. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Nightime Lover & the Groove. Saturday, Everyman. Thursday, Shawn & Janelle. Next Friday, July 28, Sine the Band. Next Saturday, July 29, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, 9:30 PM, L'Altra, Zelienople, Bosco & Jorge, Nad Navillus. Saturday, Family Tree, Chicago Underground Quartet, Designer, L'Duece, Mr. Lucky. Sunday, 8 PM, Chamber Strings, Waxwings, National Trust. Monday, 9 PM, Bucky Dent, Quiet Kid, Proton Accelerator, Chapter F. Thursday, Flying Luttenbachers, Northern Spy, Unshown. Next Friday, July 28, Nerves, OK Go, Hamicks. Next Saturday, July 29, Gaza Strippers, Pistolero, Shakes. Next Sunday, July 30, "Foam" with Frontier, Josh Abrams & John Herndon. 773-276-3600.

EQUATOR CLUB 4715 N. Broadway: Wednesdays, 9 PM, "Beyond the Dance" percussion circle with master of ceremonies Hieroglyphic Being (21 & over). 773-728-2411.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Friday, July 28, Holly Has a Farm. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, July 29, Breakin' Strings. 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.

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

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music on weekends in Club Mamalu. Fridays, Michael Heaton Band. Saturday, Latin Experience. 630-416-3310.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Misha, DJ Christopher Robin. Saturday, Mike Wade, Hidden Variable, Sabeo & John Patterson. Thursdays, DJ Noleian. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Mind Oil. Saturday, Silent Lucidity. Next Friday, July 28, Soul Fix. Next Saturday, July 29, Timeless. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 7 PM, Tight Bros From Way Back When, Mushuganas, Selby Tigers, Cherry Valence, Tijuana Hercules. Saturday, 4 PM, Nerve Agents, Destro, No Justice, 200 North; 8 PM, Join'r, Bicycle Project. Sunday, 5 PM, Seven Days of Samsara, Authority Abuse, Cobra Kai, Sever the Chord, Banned. Monday, 7 PM, Roots of Orchis, Oma Yang. Tuesday, 7 PM, Reversal of Man, Kill the Man Who Questions, Kung Fu Rick, Dearborne SS. Wednesday, 7 PM, Strychnine. Thursday, 6 PM, Vice Dolls, Frontside; 10 PM, Quixotic, Persons, the Hex. Next Friday, July 28, 7 PM, Dorks, Lynyrd's Innards, Jagoffs, Straight Legged Kick; 10 PM, Rondelles, Mooney Suzuki, Happy Supply. Next Saturday, July 29, 5 PM, First Grade Crush, Big D & the Kids' Table, Entertainment, $ellout, River City Rebels; 9 PM, Sidekick Kato, Hertzsprung Gap, Honor System. Next Sunday, July 30, 11:30 AM, "Painfest" with Strawberry, Panicsville, Secret Police, Totally Ridiculous, Ezurate, Sack, Hotlips Messiah, Uniform Pants, Gumdrop Alley, Nautical Almanac, Dears, Fantastic Eddie, Maggot Twat, Psycho Scapegoat, Brutal Hairdo, Mascots, Human Cock, I Feel Sick, Oi Vod, Fro-mags, My So-Called Lice, Cooler by the Lake, Urbis Rhombus, Apocalipstick, Red Right Hand, Distrust, Handsome Fellows, Chimp & Mummy, Devil Bell Hippies & others. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys. Saturday, 10 PM, Aztex with Joel Guzman. Next Friday, July 28, 10 PM, Split Lip Rayfield, Blacks, Cowlily. Next Saturday, July 29, 10 PM, Duke Tomatoe. 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. Thursday, July 27, Paula Mengarelli Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Alter Image. Next Saturday, July 29, D'Zire. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Then Again. Thursdays, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Friday, July 28, Shoemaker. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Prompt, Cads. Saturday, Baby Scream Bizarre, Milk Plow. Monday, Mythic Figs. Next Friday, July 28, Take 3, 50 Lb. Head. Next Saturday, July 29, Slipstream, Family Problem. 773-489-5471.

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

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West. Saturday, 10 PM, Michael McAssey. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. 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 Saturday, July 29, 10 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sunday, 5 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Alexandra Billings. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 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; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Next Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Telstar, Jennifer Peterson. Saturday, Cads, Mos Isley. Thursday, Buzzards, Evidence. Next Friday, July 28, Last Drag, Stone Jones. Next Saturday, July 29, Scarlet Life, Milkbaby. 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S 1 N. Vail, Arlington Heights: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-577-2525.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Jenny Choi. Saturday, Leo Sidran (see Spot Check). Next Friday, July 28, Tautologic, A.J. Rosales. Next Saturday, July 29, Steepwater Band. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Waterworks, Cricket Rumor Mill (see Spot Check). Saturday, 9:30 PM, Dickel Bros., Wichita Shut-ins, Disaster Action Team. Wednesday, 9 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Kim, Pistol Whipped, Bucky Dent. Next Friday, July 28, 9:30 PM, Edith Frost, Archer Prewitt. Next Saturday, July 29, 9 PM, "Winjoe Cabaret" hosted by Smooth Larry & the Glowing Muffin with Minim, Tim Daisy, Mark Tatara, Brian Krumm & Christian Moder, Brian Leach & others. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Spread. Saturday, Maggie Kolb Band, the Neighborhood. Next Friday, July 28, Lightning & Thunder. Next Saturday, July 29, Ophur, International Criminals. 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: Friday, 6 PM, Jeremy Barnes & Marta Tennae. Next Friday, July 28, 9 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Next Saturday, July 29, 10 PM, Mambo Express. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Simmering Downstream, Swinging Love Hammers, Bottle of Justice. Saturday, 10 PM, Mikel Erenxun, Beso Azteca. Monday and Tuesday, Billy Idol. Wednesday, Third World, Andrew Tosh, DJ Field Marshall. Thursday, 6 PM, North Mississippi Allstars (no cover); 9 PM, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, the Buzz. Next Friday, July 28, Samples, Pat McGee Band. Next Saturday, July 29, Pat McGee Band, Samples. Next Sunday, July 30, 6:30 PM, All, Pietasters, Season to Risk, A Wretch Like Me. 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.J. KELLEY'S 2445 Bernice, Lansing: Next Saturday, July 29, "Strange Daze 2000 Spacerock Festival" with Harvey Bainbridge, Richard Chadwick & Jerry Richards, and others. 708-474-9977.

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. Saturday, Tony Touch (see Critic's Choice). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Anne Harris. Thursdays, Jon Gram. Next Friday, July 28, Mr. Blotto, Shaking Tree. Next Saturday, July 29, Rubber. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Next Friday, July 28, Noveto Trio. Next Saturday, July 29, Breadrock Bros. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Friday, Trippin' Billies. Sunday, Dalrida. Wednesdays, Lootheads. 773-248-3600.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. Thursdays, DJs Slick Lick & Izzi. 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.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Go Tom, Bad Cat. Saturday, Then Again. Next Friday, July 28, Maggie Speaks, Jack Fife. Next Saturday, July 29, Butterside Down, Clarks. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJ Atour spins Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. 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, Carl Brown All-Stars. Saturday, Tom Carey Band. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wednesday, Phantom Three. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, the Bomb, Jeff Pezzotti. Mondays, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

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

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Milenio (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Thursday, 8:30 PM, Brienn Perry Sextet (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM with Shim Sham). Next Saturday, July 29, Orquesta Isla. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Twang Bang. Next Saturday, July 29, Dogwood. 773-489-9554.

LUNAR BREWING COMPANY 54 E. St. Charles, Villa Park: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Dragon Fly. Tuesdays, open mike hosted by Fuzz. 630-530-2077.

LUNAR CABARET 2827 N. Lincoln: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Sunday, 7 PM, and Monday, 8 PM, "Scarlet Confessions: The Infamous & Innocent" with music by Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Anne Hills, and Paul Amandes. 773-327-6666.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Brother Brother, E-Mics. Saturday, Gravey, Sinch. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Wendy Morgan's Local Vocal Brew. Wednesday, True Gravity. Thursday, Seers Poncho. Next Friday, July 28, Convulsions, the Hustle. Next Saturday, July 29, Big Daddy Roaches. 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. Saturday, DJ V, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sunday, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesdays, DJ Touch. Next Sunday, July 30, Josh Werner, Andy Moy, Darrell Woodson, Mood & Cue. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 4 PM on Sundays. Friday, Stanley Karcz. Saturday, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Stanley Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays and Tuesday, Peter Miletic. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. Next Friday, July 28, Phil Barron. Next Saturday, July 29, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Friday, Phil Barron. Saturdays, Scott Holman. Sunday, Phil Barron. Monday, Troy Neihardt. Tuesdays, Dave Allen. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Dave Allen. Next Friday and Sunday, July 28 and 30, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Friday, Scott Holman. Saturdays, Phil Barron. Sundays and Mondays, Scott Holman. Tuesdays, Phil Barron. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thursdays and next Friday, July 28, Bob A. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Deep Banana Blackout, Umphrey's McGee. Saturday, Chris Brown & Kate Fenner, Red Dahlia. Tuesday, Uncle John's Band. Wednesdays, MVP. Thursday, Trout Fishing in America. Next Friday, July 28, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. Next Saturday, July 29, Los Amigos Invisibles. 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, Seventh Heaven. Next Saturday, July 29, Red Woody. 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, Muchacha, Land of the El Caminos, Split-Habit, Nymb, Evil Beaver, Moreno, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Woolworthy, Cells; 11 PM, Mark Farina, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Tossers, Arrivals (see Spot Check), Tom Daily & the Men's Group, Five Deadly Venoms; 11 PM, DJ Phil B. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Extravery, Box-o-car, Ebb-n-flow, Echosend. Thursday, 9 PM, Einstürzende Neubauten (see Spot Check). Next Saturday, July 29, 6:30 PM, Five Pointe O, Liquid Gang, Eli Stone, Alone; 11 PM, Derrick Carter, Huggy, Lego, Justin Long. Next Sunday, July 30, 3 PM, Queers, Strung Out, Straight Faced, Lillingtons, Dynamite Boy, Whipper Snapper, the Explosion. 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.

MILLENNIUM NIGHTCLUB 155th & Torrence: Thursdays, 8 PM, music and poetry open mike hosted by JB; 10 PM, DJ Denard Venale spins R&B, hip-hop, reggae, disco, and house. 773-251-5252.

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, Chainsuck, Butterfly Child, Cheree Jetton. Saturday, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJs Ky & Joolz, DJ Agent Webb. Sunday, Hotlips Messiah, Kill-o-watts, Johnny Underdog. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Next Friday, July 28, Janus, Cheer-Accident, Croissant. Next Saturday, July 29, Callaghan, Hudson Falcons, Tossers, GC5. 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. Friday, Garden of Dreams. 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, Eve Selis. Saturday, noon, Rick Singquemani; 4 PM, Eve Selis; 8 PM, Chaser. Sunday, 1 PM, Hillbillys From Space. Monday, 6 PM, DJ Jim Jensen. Wednesday, 4 PM, Ruby Harris; 8 PM, Big Daddy Roaches. Thursday, 3 PM, Patti Haze (live radio broadcast); 8 PM, Cleavers. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Quantum Leap. Next Saturday, July 29, 4 PM, Mary Janes; 8 PM, Nicholas Barron. Next Sunday, July 30, 1 PM, Stephanie Rogers; 6 PM, Riptones. 312-595-7437.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music after 9 PM. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 8 PM, DJs spin; 10 PM, Urbis Rhombus. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, July 29, Chris Parsley, Jano. 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, Convulsions, the Hustle, Gertrude. Saturday, 9:30 PM, B-Movie Fiendz, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. 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 28, 9:30 PM, Fat Time, Jacks R Better. Next Saturday, July 29, 9:30 PM, Bumpus, Hudson. 773-489-0011.

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

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Souled Out. Next Saturday, July 29, Major Woody. 815-468-6666.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Unibrow. Saturday, E-vans. Sunday, 7 PM, Heroines, Tara Tollack, Carmen Schwarting. Thursday, Bible of the Devil, Magnesium Apartment. Next Friday, July 28, Hit Machine. Next Saturday, July 29, Lonnie Giles All-star Team, Pistol Whipped. Next Sunday, July 30, 7 PM, Mark Tatara, Steve Dvorak, Eric Mahle. 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. 312-664-0777.

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

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10 PM, Sister Child, Baby Kage (no cover). 312-243-1246.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Artificial Flavor. Saturday, Sine the Band. Next Friday, July 28, Blind Roosevelts. Next Saturday, July 29, Jostelen Weed. 630-924-9368.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, July 28, Moods. 815-477-0340.

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. Saturday, Dirty Harry. Next Saturday, July 29, Jack Salamander. 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. 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, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 1 AM, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, Derrick Carter & Scott Song. Saturday, Gayle San London, Charles Little. Thursdays, "Digdugg" with residents Derrick Carter, James Curd & 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, Schwag (Grateful Dead tribute band). Saturday, Blizzard of Oz, Shadowlord. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. Next Friday, July 28, Nine 24, Pillage. Next Saturday, July 29, Holy Moses, Liberty Hounds. 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 and Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 7 and 10 PM, Over the Rhine. Saturday, 10 PM, Silos, Caitlin Cary, Mike Daly. Sunday, 9 PM, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, Dickel Bros. Tuesday, 9 PM, Sonny Sixkiller, Fiver. Wednesday, 8 PM, Ollie Davidson & the Reason Four, Mark Sheehy, Cameron McGill. Thursday, 9 PM, Leona Naess, Peter Stuart. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey; 10:30 PM, Freakwater, Kelly Hogan. Next Saturday, July 29, 10 PM, Chris Mills, Mr. Rudy Day, Marta Tenae. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Mr. Mackey. Next Saturday, July 29, Sister Envy. 630-372-2900.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Sunday, 1 PM, Jack Straw. 312-527-2722.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Quantum Leap. Saturday, Lindholm Brothers. Wednesdays, DJ Wiz Kid. Thursday, Blue Duck. Next Friday, July 28, DJ Wiz Kid. Next Saturday, July 29, Pirates Over 40. 708-526-7174.

SILVER ROOM 1410 N. Milwaukee: Saturdays, 2-6 PM, Hieroglyphic Being. 773-278-7130.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, "Siniboy" DJs spin house. Saturdays, Fathom. Mondays, Sadar Bahar. Tuesdays, Diz. Wednesdays, Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, Tone B. Nimble. 773-278-7797.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Kenny Hawkes, Mike Steele. Sundays, DJs Louie Santuro & Alex Kevorkian. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJs Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Next Saturday, July 29, Sativa, Alex, Chris, Acetate. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, July 29, 6 and 10 PM, Project .44, Cruciform Injection, Monkeys With Handguns, Oversoul 13. 773-889-0601.

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.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, Mark Hultmark. Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Fancy spins disco, house, and hip-hop. Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave. 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Friday, 6 PM-midnight, "Rock 'n' Roll Pick of the Litter" (no cover). Saturday, 3 PM-midnight, "Beatlestomp II" features bands performing music by the Beatles (no cover). Tuesday, 8 PM, DJ Des spins electronica. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thursday, 8 PM, Johnie Brazas, Your Dad. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Indecisives, Five O'Clock Charlie, Plummer (no cover). 708-922-9950.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Drift, Berber. Saturday, Globus, Rolls. Thursday, Hot Stove Jimmy, Bicycle Rider, Shakedowns, Subtle Oak Complexity. Next Friday, July 28, Lone Catalysts, All Natural, Joe Glass. Next Saturday, July 29, 9 PM, Fly Williams, After Grace, the Gruv. 773-278-6600.

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

TUCKAWAY TAVERN 2545 Plainfield, Joliet: Saturday, 5-8 PM, Dae. 815-436-9259.

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. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Seven Day Run, Ian Crockett Band. Thursday, Gracenote. Next Friday, July 28, Al Rose & the Transcendos (tribute to Bob Dylan). Next Saturday, July 29, Stuart Davis, Jenny Choi. Next Sunday, July 30, 7 PM, Dale Petersohn, Julie Frost, Kelley Clute. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, No. Zero, Torch Marauder, Mil Mulligans. Saturday, Mock Heroic. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Anton & Funktion. Next Friday, July 28, Tiger Style 2000 DJs spin drum 'n' bass. Next Saturday, July 29, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. 773-327-2739.

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

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 10 PM Tuesdays. Tuesdays, open jam with Anthony & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

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

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. Thursdays, Pharris Thomas & John Young. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Punsapaya. Saturday, Royal Brown. Thursday, Underwater People. Next Friday, July 28, Generations. Next Saturday, July 29, You Were Spiralling, Nadas. 773-929-1300.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Friday, O Calico Cats. Saturdays, open stage. Next Friday, July 28, Black Night Revolution. 312-943-7815.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Ital Roots, Belizian Vibes. Saturday and Sunday, Ark Band. Monday, Zvooks. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Mo Bay, DJ Field Marshall, DJ Slacky J. Next Friday, July 28, Pelvic Delta, Kwame. Next Saturday, July 29, Baaro, Rising Lion. Next Sunday, July 30, Gizzae. 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 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

BOHOLA Free Irish music concert. Friday, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

LANCE BROWN & MIKE LEVIN Free concert. Thursday, July 27, noon, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

BILLY RAY CYRUS Next Sunday, July 30, 4 and 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Benefit for Lincoln Park Zoo. Next Friday, July 28, 7 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

GIN PALACE JESTERS DUO "American Friday Nights" concert and viewing of the exhibit The American West: Out of Myth, Into Reality. Next Friday, July 28, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

ARLO GUTHRIE Next Saturday, July 29, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

STRONG VOICES with Kathryn & Caitlin Morski, Kathy & Irene Folkerts, and Susan Urban. Next Sunday, July 30, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, open stage. Thursdays, Kimi Hayes Band, Wild Blue Daisies. Next Friday, July 28, Mulligan Stew. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Sarah Wilfong. Next Friday, July 28, Steve & Jenny Moss. Next Saturday, July 29, Infidels. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesdays, 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. Fridays, 8:30-9:30 PM, Willy Phillips. Saturday, Devil in a Woodpile. Sunday, Can-Ky-Ree. Next Saturday, July 29, Lush Budgett. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant 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 28 and 29, Black Lace. 847-288-1848.

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

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

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, Dave Colly. 847-428-4500.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Momenthy. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Austin Lounge Lizards. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Cooper & Nelson. Next Saturday, July 29, Tricia Alexander. 630-393-1247.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Wednesday, 10 PM, Mythic Figs, Ron Cooper, Smokin' Goose. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike with Craig Champlin (in the Red Line Tap). 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Dickel Bros., Wichita Shut-ins, Disaster Action Team. 773-227-4433.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sunday, 9 PM, Wynonna, Ivelisse Antongiorgi (benefit concert for the International House of Blues Foundation and the Human Resources Development Institute). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Velvet Green. Saturday, Fast Eddie. Next Friday, July 28, Mauds Gonne. Next Saturday, July 29, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

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

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Saturday, Donnybrook. 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.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Country music and dancing 6 PM-2 AM Wednesdays (no cover). 773-528-3400.

LUNAR CABARET 2827 N. Lincoln: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Sunday, 7 PM, and Monday, 8 PM, "Scarlet Confessions: The Infamous & Innocent" with music by Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Anne Hills, and Paul Amandes. 773-327-6666.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, July 28, Tunnage. 630-513-6300.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Next Saturday, July 29, noon, Workin' Class. 312-595-7437.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Michael Kelsey. Next Saturday, July 29, This Is This. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Mickey Croisant. Saturday, Kevin Leeds. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursday, July 27, open mike hosted by Mel & friends. Next Friday, July 28, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 7 and 10 PM, Over the Rhine. Saturday, 10 PM, Silos, Caitlin Cary, Mike Daly. Saturday, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, Dickel Bros. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey; 10:30 PM, Freakwater, Kelly Hogan. 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, Rick Neeley. Next Friday, July 28, Rich Ingle. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Nancy Walker & Jenny Bienenbaum, Mike & Amy Finders. Sunday, 7 PM, Jim Loftus, Donna Adler. Next Friday, July 28, Al Rose & the Transcendos (tribute to Bob Dylan). Next Saturday, July 29, Stuart Davis, Jenny Choi. Next Sunday, July 30, 7 PM, Dale Petersohn, Julie Frost, Kelley Clute. 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: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

ARGO SISTERS, ETHEL HOLLOWAY, GEORGE WINTON & THE CHICAGO TRAVELERS and others perform at Gospel 2000 benefit for the Leukemia Research Foundation. Next Sunday, July 30, 7 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 847-424-0600.

SHIRLEY KING & THE BLUES BOYS perform at Senior Appreciation Day. Monday, 10:30 AM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600, ext. 250.

ROSA'S BLUES CRUISE with Willie Kent & the Gents, aboard the Spirit of Chicago, departing Saturday, 12:30 AM, from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 773-342-0452.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Next Friday, July 28, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-758-4250.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chi-Town Groove. Saturday, Joe Moss Band. Wednesday, Lil' Ed. Next Friday, July 28, Toni Thomas & Scarlet Blue. Next Saturday, July 29, Ol' Dogs New Tricks. 847-776-9850.

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Next Saturday, July 29, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-535-4800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. 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 28 and 29, Chico Banks Band with Zora Young. 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, Robert Ward (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Laretha Weathersby. Sunday, Lindsey Alexander. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, King Corey. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday, July 28, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, James Solberg. Saturday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 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 28, Smokin' Joe Kubek. Next Saturday, July 29, Eddie C. Campbell. 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, Devil in a Woodpile. Saturday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 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.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover); 9:30 PM, Chick Willis, Nick Moss. Saturday, Matthew Skoller, the Buzz. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Nick Moss. Wednesday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Thursday, Big John Dickerson. Next Friday, July 28, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Next Saturday, July 29, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Brother John, Jimmy Burns. Next Sunday, July 30, Howard & the White Boys. 312-427-0333.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Saturday, 8:30 PM, Steve Ditzell & the Blue Lightning Band. 847-358-0200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 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, Saturday, Monday, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM on weekends. Friday, the Buzz. Next Friday, July 28, Charlie Musselwhite. Next Saturday, July 29, Phil Guy. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, Masheen Company with Melvia "Chick" Rodgers & Ronnie. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Wednesdays, 6 PM-midnight, Killer Ray & Killer Players. Thursdays, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco after 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday, Joanna Connor. Saturday, No Busfare Johnson. Next Saturday, July 29, Brother John. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music. Friday, 10:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-541-4700.

DESCIPIO'S 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., De Kalb: Saturday, 8 PM, Screaming Bluedogs. 815-758-1000.

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). 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, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Big John Dickerson. Saturday, 5 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, James Solberg. Sundays, John Primer. Monday, Charlie Love. Tuesday, Brian Lee. Wednesday, Dr. Hector & the Groove Injectors. Thursday, Casey Jones. Next Friday, July 28, 5 PM, Ruby Harris; 9:30 PM, Murali Coryell. Next Saturday, July 29, 5 PM, Bill Shackford; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Johnson. 312-266-2400.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Phoenix Rising. Next Friday, July 28, Flat Broke. Next Saturday, July 29, Renegades. 773-685-8083.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music on weekends in Club Mamalu. Next Saturday, July 29, Tommy McCracken. 630-416-3310.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Barrelhouse Chuck & the Bluelights. Next Saturday, July 29, Keith Scott. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Blues Machine. Next Saturday, July 29, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Saturday, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Biscuit & the Mix. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Pauline York Blues Band (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler. Next Saturday, July 29, 9:30 PM, Todd T. Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar with music at 10:30 PM. Next Saturday, July 29, Steepwater Band. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 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, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Saturday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Phil Armetta. Wednesday and Thursday, Charlie Musselwhite. Next Friday, July 28, Swinging Deacons. Next Saturday, July 29, Joe Moss. 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, Z.Z. 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, Sister Lu & the Boys. Saturday, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Sandra Hall, 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, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, John Primer. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Willie Kent. Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Next Friday, July 28, Vance Kelly. Next Saturday, July 29, Delores Scott, Laretha Weathersby, Shirley Johnson. 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. Friday and Saturday, Howlin' Wolf Jr. Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, July 29, Z.Z. Hill Jr. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, July 29, Johnny Butane. 708-388-6755.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Frank Raven & the Blue Watusis. Next Friday, July 28, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Friday, July 28, Eric Noden. 773-489-9554.

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

MILL RACE INN 4 E. State, Geneva: Next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, 8:30 PM, Screaming Bluedogs. 630-232-2030.

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.

MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sunday, open jam with the Smokin' Goose Blues Experience (call 708-452-5630 for more information). 773-486-7774.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Friday, 8 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. Sunday, 6 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wednesday, 4 PM, Ruby Harris. Next Friday, July 28, 4 PM, Keith Scott Band. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Big Sweaty Men. Next Saturday, July 29, Rockin' Johnny Band. 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. Next Saturday, July 29, Ken Chaney Trio, Dave Weld. 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, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Saturday, Ken Saydak Band. Wednesday, Pete Special. Next Saturday, July 29, Lindsey Alexander. 815-477-0340.

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

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Saturday, Kinsey Report. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, 6 PM, Rockin' Johnny. Tuesday, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. Thursday, King Corey. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Saturday, Maurice John Vaughn. Next Friday, July 28, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Next Saturday, July 29, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Saturday, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

THE SPOT 1584 Rand, Des Plaines: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson. 847-298-4000.

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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Wednesday, 10 PM, Screaming Bluedogs. 630-264-2739.

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

jazz

concerts

ANCESTRAL RESURRECTION ENSEMBLE Next Saturday, July 29, 6-9 PM, New Approach Health Store, 641 E. 47th. 773-373-6900.

BANJO BUDDIES DIXIELAND BAND Free concert. Wednesday, 7 PM, Wing Park, Wing Park Blvd. and Wing St., Elgin. 847-931-6120.

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

MARGARET CARLSON Free concert. Thursday, July 27, 7 PM, Buhai Plaza, 600 Central, Highland Park. 630-584-9142.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

NICK COLIONNE Thursday, July 27, 5:30 PM, courtyard at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

RACHELLE FERRELL, ROY AYERS Saturday, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

DAVE FLIPPO QUINTET Free admission. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

GUITARS & SAXES WITH RICHARD ELLIOT, JONATHAN BUTLER, KIM WATERS & JEFF GOLUB Richard Leo Johnson & Gregg Bendian open. Friday, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

HOME STREET RECORDER PLAYERS Free concert. Sunday, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

JAZZ CONCEPTIONS Sunday, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

MARCUS JEFFERSON Free performance. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KAPSALIS TRIO Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

REGINALD T. McCANTS Thursday, July 27, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE JAZZ COMBO FEST Antonio J. Garcia, conductor. Thursday, July 27, 8:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

JOHN PARIS TRIO Free in-store concert. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

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

RHYTHM ROCKETS Friday and next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Free concert. Sunday, 4:30 PM, Lords Park, Grand & Oakwood, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

ERIC SCHNEIDER Free concert. Tuesday, 7-9 PM, McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California. 312-742-7585.

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jazzy Sound Trio with Steve Zuterek, Jack Rokita & Alfred Kumorowski. 773-725-9766.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Grana' Louise Quintet. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Ellington Dynasty/Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, July 28, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, July 29, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Max Hook Sextet. 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 through Monday, Ghalib Ghallab. Tuesday through next Sunday, July 30, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Paul Abella. 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.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 5 PM-2 AM, "A Jazz Classic" with Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, July 27, 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, Allyssa Jones & Steve Million. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Next Friday, July 28, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith. 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 28, 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, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, jazz jam session with Strange Matter. 773-528-756 9.

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

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

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesday, Factions & Fissures Double Trio (see Spot Check). Wednesday, Guillermo Gregorio Trio. 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, Matt Erion Trio. Next Saturday, July 29, Ron Smith Duo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Kevin Higgins Trio. Next Friday, July 28, Dave Gessner Trio. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Next Friday, July 28, 7:30 PM, Blue Lake International Jazz Ensemble. Next Sunday, July 30, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, 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, Ron Cooper. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Friday, 7:30 PM, Kolette Stim's A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

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.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Bruce Mak/Tim Keenan Trio. 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: Sunday, 8 PM, Hoann Daugherty Trio (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra. Next Friday, July 28, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Next Saturday, July 29, Barbara LeShoure. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, 3rd Degree Burn; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Don Stiernberg Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, July 28, Brad Goode Quartet. Next Saturday, July 29, Johnny Frigo. 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, 8 PM, Steve Schneck Quartet. Monday, 9 PM, Fareed Haque & Northern Jazz Set. Thursday, 9 PM, Pavkovic Band. 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, Jeremy Barnes & Marta Tennae. Sunday, 7 PM, Niki Mitchell & the Black Earth Ensemble. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Jazz Unlimited Orchestra. Wednesday, 10 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band. 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, Sherri Riley Trio. 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, Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers. Monday, 8 and 10 PM, Bloom School of Jazz Combos. Tuesday through next Sunday, July 30, Buddy DeFranco Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 312-670-2473.

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

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Henry Johnson Organ Quartet. Monday, open jam session. Tuesday, Tommy Muellner Duo. Wednesdays, Two for Brazil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, Stephanie Browning Duo. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 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; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Jazz Conceptions. Next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, Breaking Point. 847-358-4900.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Next Sunday, July 30, 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, Jeff Arnel & John Dierker. Thursday, Brian Dibbley Group. Next Saturday, July 29, Gun Shop. Next Sunday, July 30, 8 PM, Kurt Johnson, Michael O'Neal, Todd Margasak, Bob Falesh & Jerry Bryerton. 773-728-5010.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 8 PM, Jeb Bishop Quartet. Next Sunday, July 30, 8 PM, Jeff Parker. 773-743-3355.

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, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thursday, Dave Weld Quartet. Next Friday, July 28, Kari Nelson Trio. Next Saturday, July 29, King Fleming 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.

PIANO MAN LOUNGE 3801 N. Clark: Music at 8:30 PM. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, July 28, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. Next Saturday, July 29, George Freeman & the Piano Man All-stars. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Thaddeus Expose Quartet. Saturday, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sunday, Mark Madsen Trio. Monday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday, July 28, Barry Winograd Quartet. Next Saturday, July 29, John Wright Trio. Next Sunday, July 30, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Delafields. Saturday, Paul Vornhagen Trio, Yoko Noge Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, July 28, Cathy Braaten. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ken Cooper Quartet. Next Sunday, July 30, Ron Mills Orchestra. 815-477-0340.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Wednesday, Jeremy. 773-276-9730.

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

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-271-9944.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Sunday, July 30, 8 PM, Spazztet. 773-525-2508.

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

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: Next Saturday, July 29, 8 PM, Tom Castonzo Quartet. 708-922-9950.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Thursdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, July 29, Scott Burns Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Eric Allen Trio. Tuesdays, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesdays, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursdays, Juli Wood Duo. Next Saturday, July 29, Rob Denty Trio. 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.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Friday, 8 PM, Greyhounds, BQ Trio. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). Wednesday, Ryan Shultz. 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, Ptsh. Saturday, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band performs music by Wayne Shorter. 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 28 and 29, Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki, Jeff Parker, and Chad Taylor. 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. 773-728-3114.

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

international

concerts

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

COMADRE FLORZINHA, CHICAGO SAMBA perform at Chicago Summerdance. See Critic's Choice. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SAMUEL DEL REAL Saturday and next Sunday, July 30, 1 and 3 PM, and Friday and Sunday, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

FLAMENCO PASSION Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

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

LATIN LEGENDS LIVE Next Friday, July 28, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

MACCHU PICHU Andean music ensemble performs as part of the "Voices of the Americas" cultural series (benefit for Inspiration Cafe, Casa Guatemala, and the Tepeyac Human Rights Center). Next Friday, July 28, 7 PM, Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N. Broadway. 773-334-9101.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Thursday, July 27, 7:30 PM, Imperial Ballroom, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point, Skokie. 847-982-1400.

FREDY OMAR CON SU BANDA performs salsa and merengue at Chicago Summerdance. Friday, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ORQUESTA ISLA Salsa music concert with free dance lessons. Thursday, July 27, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

STEEL EXPRESS Saturday and next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TAMBORES DE TRICOLOR Friday through Sunday and next Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29, 1 PM, and next Sunday, July 30, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Exhibit, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

JOSE VALDES ORCHESTRA Free concert. Thursday, July 27, 7 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 312-742-7590.

WATERHOUSE Free Jamaican calypso music concert. Sunday, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

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.

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

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing (no cover). 773-276-5762.

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 27, 9 PM, Carpacho y Su Super Combo Sexy, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Next Sunday, July 30, "Tropic Jazz" with El Grand Combo, Tito Garcia, and DJ Jose de Jesus. 312-666-1695.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, salsa music with Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 10 PM, Ghanatta. Saturday, 10 PM, Samuel del Real Ensemble. Next Saturday, July 29, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Next Sunday, July 30, 8 PM, Terrantica performs as part of the performance showcase "From Italy With Love." 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Saturday, 10 PM, Mikel Erenxun, Beso Azteca. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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. Thursdays, Samba Brazil, DJ Red Lox. 773-227-2277.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Next Friday, July 28, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" features live musicians and an open mike. 773-743-3355.

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

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

BEAUX ARTS TRIO (Beethoven, Schnittke, Brahms). Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CECILIA STRING QUARTET (Beethoven, Mozart). This "preview concert" pre-

cedes a 7 PM performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (see separate listing). Sunday, 4:45 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER Beatrice Jona Affron conducts Philip Glass's Akhnaten. "Pre-show opera lecture" one hour prior to each performance. Friday, 7:30 PM, Sunday, 3 PM, Thursday and next Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, July 30, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 312-704-8414.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Friday, 8 PM, Bernhard Klee, conductor, with pianist Emanuel Ax (Beethoven, Stravinsky, R. Strauss). Saturday, 8 PM, Bernhard Klee, conductor, with violinist Itzhak Perlman (Webern, Mozart, Beethoven). Sunday, 7 PM, Itzhak Perlman, conductor and violin, with oboist Alex Klein (Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Bizet). Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Schoenberg, Gurrelieder). Next Saturday, July 29, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Elisabeth Batiashvili, cellist Claudio Bohorquez, and pianist Lang Lang (Prokofiev, Shostakovich,

Rachmaninoff). Next Sunday, July 30, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and piano (Beethoven, Schubert). 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph, conductor and violin, in a free concert (Shostakovich, Ewald, Mozart, Bach). Sunday, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Saturday and next Saturday, July 29, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOHANNA COX oboe, with ensemble in a free recital. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-346-3278.

MARK DAMISCH piano (Bartok, Chopin, Barber, Dello Joio, Damisch). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center, 300 Revere, Northbrook. 847-205-9480.

EAST MEETS WEST MUSIC ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Fengshi Yang, conductor, with pipa soloist Ke Ming, cellist Gary Stucka, and saxophonist Lawrence Van Oyen (Wang, Yang, Copland, Milhaud, Ibert, and others). Next Sunday, July 30, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-6714.

JOSE FEGHALI piano. This "preview concert" precedes an 8 PM performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (see separate listing). Next Friday, July 28, 5:45 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Friday, 7:30 PM, Victor DeRenzi, conductor, with the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists (Mozart, Rossini). Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 PM, Maximiano Valdes, conductor (Sierra, Villa-Lobos, Rimsky-Korsakov). Next Friday and Sunday, July 28 and 30, 7:30 PM, Terry Edwards, conductor, with soprano Diane Penning, mezzo-soprano Theresa Brancaccio, tenor Calland Metts, baritone Lorenzo Formosa, and the Grant Park Chorus in a program of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. Next Saturday, July 29, 7 PM, Robert Hanson, conductor, with jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Gershwin, Bernstein, and others). 312-742-4763.

HAKAN HAGEGARD baritone, with pianist Phillip Moll (Ravel, Mahler, Wolf, Sibelius, Rangstrom, Martin). See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ALAN HELD AND MARGO GARRETT bass-baritone and piano. This "preview concert" precedes a 8 PM performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (see separate listing). Next Saturday, July 29, 5:45 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sunday, 4 PM, Timothy Zimmerman. Next Sunday, July 30, 4 PM, Kevin McKelvie. 312-664-6963.

HOME STREET RECORDER PLAYERS Free concert. Sunday, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, flutist Niki Mitchell with pianist Melody Lord (Prokofiev, Mozart, Hue, Dick) and the Black Earth Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

GILBERT KALISH piano (Haydn, Shapey, Chopin). This "preview concert" precedes an 8 PM performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (see separate listing). Saturday, 5:45 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

LIRA SINGERS QUARTET in "a free concert of sacred Italian, Polish, and American music." Sunday, 2 PM, National Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini, Columbus Hospital, 2520 N. Lakeview. 773-539-4900.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS YOUTH ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Thursday, July 27, 7 PM, Dawes Park, Church and Sheridan, Evanston. 847-448-8260.

MILWAUKEE OPERA THEATRE performs Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 1140 Wilmette St., Wilmette. 847-251-6922 or 414-529-1075.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE COMPOSITION RECITAL Free admission. Next Friday, July 28, 1 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE EVENING OF STRINGS Free admission. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE GUITAR RECITAL Free admission. Thursday, July 27, 7 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE HONORS RECITAL Free admission. Monday, 7:30 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE ORCHESTRA, WIND ENSEMBLE, AND CHOIR Phil Peters, Mary Alice Stollak, and Jody Luecht conduct a free concert (Owens, Sousa, Schubert, Bernstein). Next Friday, July 28, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE PIANO RECITAL Free admission. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC INSTITUTE SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL Free admission. Sunday, 3 PM, Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University, 1965 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

SHEELAGH NESBITT AND JOANNA SMITH cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Couperin, Martinu, Dvorak, Debussy). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor (Vaughan Williams, Sousa, Bennett). Wednesday, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SUMMER CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Robert A. Harris and Mariusz Smolij, conductors (Vivaldi, Rossini, Bruch, Grieg). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DEVVORA PAPATHEODOROU AND JUSTIN WILSON piano and cello (Bach, Faure, Debussy, Mozart). Sunday, 7 PM, North Lakeside Cultural Center, 6219 N. Sheridan. 773-743-4477.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, July 29, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GERARDO RIBEIRO violin, with pianist Tayana Stepanova in a free recital. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University Pl., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ALLISON RUBLE soprano. Thursday, July 27, 6 PM, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 773-784-7032.

TRIO ELAN Next Friday, July 28, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

JON VICKERS AND JOSE FEGHALI voice and piano, perform Richard Strauss's setting of Tennyson's "Enoch Arden." Thursday, July 27, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WINDY CITY STRING ENSEMBLE Michael Hining conducts a free performance. Next Sunday, July 30, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

fairs & festivals

EDGEWATER DAYS Granville between Broadway and Kenmore: Saturday, noon, Eden; 1 PM, LakeSide Pride Jazz Ensemble; 1:30 PM, Heavon.com; 2:30 PM, Rhythm Revolution; 3 PM, Ellen Rosner Band; 3:30 PM, Ember Swift, Dahui; 4 PM, Mark Weigle; 5 PM, Mabel Mabel, Melody Fuji Soul; 6 PM, JuJu Express; 6:45 PM, Robert Cornelius; 7 PM, Zydeco Bon Ton; 8:30 PM, Michelle Malone. Sunday, noon, ChiTown Squares; 1 PM, Country Church of the City Choir; 1:30 PM, Big Hello; 2:30 PM, Streetsoundz; 3 PM, Petra Luna; 3:45 PM, Forbidden Fruit; 4 PM, Pelvic Delta; 4:30 PM, Kimi Hayes; 5:30 PM, Valerie James, Stewed Tomatoes; 7 PM, Drovers, Polkaholics. 773-381-8030.

ENNUI CAFE ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES & FESTIVAL Sheridan and Lunt: Next Saturday, July 29, noon, Jose Valdez; 2 PM, Jazz Hippies; 4 PM, Two for Brazil, Paulinho Garcia; 6 PM, David Boykin; 8 PM, Brad Goode Quintet. Next Sunday, July 30, noon, Diane Delin; 2 PM, Dave Gordon Quintet; 4 PM, Kick the Cat; 6 PM, Chevere; 8 PM, open jam. 773-973-2233.

FESTA ITALIANA on the grounds of Casa Italia, 3800 Division, Stone Park: Next Saturday, July 29, 1:30 PM, Nino Folino; 2:45 PM, Terra Antica; 4:30 PM, Tony Spavone; 6 PM, Sinatra Sing-off. Next Sunday, July 30, 1:30 PM, Sicilian Band of Chicago; 3 PM, Velia Botti Opera Showcase; 4:15 PM, Joe Vessia & His Orchestra; 5:45 PM, Frank Pisani; 7 PM, Diamanti. 708-338-0896.

FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL Kohl Children's Museum, 165 Green Bay, Wilmette: Friday, 10 AM, Sheridan Turner; 1 PM, Maxwell Street Junior Klezmer Orchestra. Sunday, 12:30 PM, Susan Salidor; 3 PM, Laurie Berkner. 847-256-6056.

HAILE SELASSIE RASTAFARIAN FESTIVAL Washington Park, 57th and Payne: Saturday, 11 AM-10 PM, Sammy Dread, Prince Everald, Carl Brown, Kelly Rankin, Dub Dis & others. 773-873-0680.

NEIGHBORHOOD BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS FAMILY FEST & CARNIVAL Irving Park and Rockwell: Friday, 7 PM, Fleeting Heart; 8 PM, MST. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Pain Killer; 8:30 PM, War Pigs. Sunday, 4 PM, Actual Size; 7:30 PM, Strain Busy Sky. 773-463-4161.

PARTY IN THE PARK Memorial Park, La Grange Rd. and Woodlawn, La Grange: Friday, 6 PM, Jenkins Band; 8 PM, Mr. Blotto. Saturday, 1 PM, Rebecca's Statue; 3:30 PM, Kampfire Cowboys; 5:30 PM, Then Again; 6 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; 8 PM, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Sunday, noon, Peace Freak, Dan LeMonnier; 2 PM, Lucky Boys Confusion; 3:30 PM, Terran's Greek Band; 4:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 5 PM, Charlie Rex Band; 6 PM, Jeff Sandler's 8 Piece Suit; 7 PM, Quantum Leap. 773-665-4682.

POWER FEST 2000 Armitage and Leavitt: Next Saturday, July 29, 12:20 PM, Baby Kage; 1:05 PM, Jay Queen; 1:25 PM, Echosend; 2:10 PM, Jill Dawson; 2:30 PM, So Scared; 3:15 PM, Heavy Mental; 3:35 PM, Genral Patton; 4:20 PM, Laura Brown; 4:40 PM, Moxy Blue; 5:25 PM, Dave Donovan; 5:45 PM, Heavy Water; 6:30 PM, Blair; 6:50 PM, Slaveship; 7:35 PM, Nancy Connelly; 7:55 PM, Sister Child; 8:40 PM, Gayle Ritt; 9:00 PM, Blank Theory. 773-633-0828.

ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE PARISH CARNIVAL 62nd Pl. and Lawndale: Friday, 9 PM, Five Guys Named Moe. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Tomas Medina; 9:30 PM, Sister Lu & the Boys. Sunday, 8 PM, Cirrus Falcon. 773-735-1121.

ST. RICHARD'S PARISH FAMILY FEST & CARNIVAL St. Richard Parish, 5032 S. Kostner: Thursday, July 27, 6:30 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk & the Versatones. Next Friday, July 28, 7:30 PM, Steve Richards. Next Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM, Dancing Noodles. Next Sunday, July 30, 1 PM, Stas Bulanda's Polka Band; 6 PM, Music Company. 773-585-1221.

ST. STANISLAUS CARNIVAL 2000 St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church, 5352 W. Belden: Friday, 7:30 PM, Billy Ray Valentine Band; 8 PM, Stas Golonka & the Chicago Masters. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Bialo Czerwoni; 8 PM, Casey Homeh & the World's Honkiest Polka Band with Richie Gomulka. Sunday, 7 PM, Gerry Tarka's Midwest Sounds; 7:30 PM, Magic Band. Monday, 7:30 PM, Stas Bulanda's Dyno Chicago, Billy Ray Valentine Band. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Freeze Dried, Mark Zurawski. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Jerry Zahara's Happy Stars, Major Hall Pensionnaires. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Rich Rzeszutko & the Music Company, Mark Zurawski. Next Friday, July 28, 7:30 PM, Mark Zurawski; 8 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. Next Saturday, July 29, 7:30 PM, Magic Band; 8 PM, Touch of Brass. Next Sunday, July 30, 7 PM, Downtown Sounds; 7:30 PM, Bialo Czerwoni. 773-237-5800.

SHEFFIELD GARDEN WALK AND FESTIVAL Webster and Kenmore: Saturday, 12:30 PM, Satya Graha; 2 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 3:30 PM, Reggae Cowboys; 5:30 PM, James Solberg Band; 7:30 PM, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men. Sunday, 12:30 PM, Fuzzbusters; 2 PM, Gertrude; 3:30 PM, Jimmy LaFave; 5:30 PM, Little Charlie & the Nightcats; 7:30 PM, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 773-929-9255.

SOUTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD GOSPEL FEST Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine: Saturday, 10 AM-8 PM, Ricky Dillard & New Generation, Lonnie Hunter & Voices of St. Mark, Saints with a Vision, Nu City Mass Choir, Darnell Owens, One Chance, Visions, Chicago Mass Choir, Ohio East Mass Choir, Rutledge Sisters, Darius Brooks, Merrlin Russell, Tony Tidwell, Mark Hubbard & others. 773-723-0908.

TASTE OF AFRICA FESTIVAL South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island: Next Friday, July 28, 2:45 PM, Oba William King. Next Saturday, July 29, 2:15 PM, Vox Pop; 8 PM, Black Coffee. Next Sunday, July 30, 2 PM, Vox Pop; 3 PM, Josh; 3:15 PM, Leah Sullivan; 3:45 PM, Mark Caston Gospel Choir; 4:15 PM, Vox Pop; 6:30 PM, Cheikh Gueye; 7 PM, Charles Cameron & the Sunshine Band. Festival also features storytellers and dance performances. 773-947-0700.

TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE Lincoln between Fullerton and Wrightwood: Next Saturday, July 29, noon, Moonshine Willy; 1 PM, Sam Post; 1:10 PM, Cyclesomething; 1:30 PM, Soulfix, Dishes; 2:25 PM, You Were Spiraling; 3 PM, Slugs; 3:30 PM, J. Davis Trio; 3:40 PM, Mesh; 4 PM, Mark Watson Band; 4:30 PM, OK Go; 4:55 PM, Virginwool; 5:30 PM, Bumpus; 6 PM, Trippin' Billies, Handsome Family; 6:10 PM, Aztek Trip; 7 PM, Hello Dave; 7:25 PM, Swinging Lovehammers; 7:30 PM, Split Lip Rayfield. Next Sunday, July 30, noon, Gospel Jubilee; 1:10 PM, Waystation; 1:15 PM, Gail Ritt; 1:30 PM, Cowlily; 2 PM, Gizzae; 2:15 PM, Common Ground, Telstar; 3 PM, Chris Mills; 3:10 PM, Young Blood Brass Band; 3:30 PM, Generations; 4 PM, Chinese Downhill; 4:15 PM, Soup; 4:30 PM, Andrew Bird; 5:20 PM, K-Floor; 6 PM, Kato the Houseboy, Harmony Riley; 6:20 PM, Howie Day; 6:30 PM, Mike & Joe; 7 PM, Nadas; 7:30 PM, Cracker. 773-472-9046.

VIVA MEXICO FESTIVAL Plaza Garibaldi, 26th and California: Sunday, noon-9 PM, Banda El Recodo, Ramon Ayala, Norteños de Ojinaga, Sementales de Nuevo Leon, Luis y Julian, Federico Villa, Lorenzo Monteclaro, Tierra Blanca, El Polivoz, Aguilas de Sinaloa, Yolanda Tejada. 312-421-5121.

miscellaneous

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein performed by the Elgin Community College Institute for Performing Arts' Encore Musical Theatre. Next Friday, July 28, 8 PM, next Saturday, July 29, 5 and 8 PM, and next Sunday, July 30, 6 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

TOM CHAPIN Children's concert. Saturday, 11 AM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EDGE O' TOWN SWEET ADELINES Free concert. Next Sunday, July 30, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

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.

MADISON BRASS QUINTET Free concert. Sunday, 4:30 PM, Lords Park, Grand & Oakwood, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

MASS ENSEMBLE Music and sonic sculpture concert. Thursday, July 27, 5:30 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

SYMPHONIC POPS ORCHESTRA Free concert. Next Sunday, July 30, 5 PM, Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7887.

TRIO ELAN Free concert. Next Saturday, July 29, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Monday, Ray Sassetti Band. Tuesday, Dick Polk Band. Wednesday, Franz Benteler Band. Thursday, Paul Ciminello Band. Next Friday, July 28, Brian Patti Band. 312-346-3278.

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