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

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

Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

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

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

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

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

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND Saturday, 8 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

CHI-TOWN DOO-WOP Next Saturday, August 5, 7 and 10:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

SUE CONWAY Free cabaret concert. Next Sunday, August 6, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

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

COUNTING CROWS, LIVE Next Saturday, August 5, 7 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

DIDO Thursday, August 3, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

DUKES Free performance. Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

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

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

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

CHARLES GROELING ORCHESTRA Free concert. Thursday, August 3, 7 PM, Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield. 312-742-7590.

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

KASPAR HAUSER, MATT OWENS perform at a reading by Thax Douglas and Rennie Sparks, with poetry by Monica Kendrick, Lisa Hemminger, and Adam Swinford-Wasem. Next Friday, August 4, 7 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

HOKU, B*WITCHED, LFO, NO AUTHORITY, BLAQUE & OTHERS perform at Nickelodeon's All That Music & More Festival. Thursday, August 3, 6:45 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

DIANE IZZO Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

AL JARREAU, DAVID SANBORN, ROBERTA FLACK, GEORGE DUKE, JOE SAMPLE perform as part of "Montreux Festival on Tour." Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, August 6, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

LORDS OF ACID, PRAGA KHAN, DJ ASSAULT Next Sunday, August 6, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

MICHAEL McDERMOTT Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

MIGA Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

CHRIS MILLS Free performance; see Post No Bills. Saturday, 3 PM, Laurie's Planet of Sound, 4703 N. Lincoln. 773-271-3569.

NEAL WITH AN "A" Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

CARLOS ORTEGA & JOE CASSIDY Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

OZZFEST 2000 with Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Godsmack, Static X, Incubus, Methods of Mayhem, P.O.D., Queens of the Stone Age, Kittie, Taproot, Primer 55, Pitchshifter, Disturbed, Crazytown, Deadlights, Slaves on Dope, Pumpjack, Shuvel. Next Friday, August 4, 10 AM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212. Next Sunday, August 6, 10 AM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

ALICE PEACOCK Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

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

PLUNGING NECKLINES Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, FISHBONE Wednesday, 7 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

RESONANCE: VIBRATIONS OF LIFE with Third Estate, Environmental Sound Therapists, Josephs Finn, Gabriel Palomo, Brian Borden & Kurt Stephens; free admission. Next Saturday, August 5, noon-4:30 PM, Chicago Summerdance stage, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 773-370-4995.

RHYTHM CITY perform 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.

RHYTHM CITY Free outdoor dance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-570-4724.

ROOTS ROCK SOCIETY performs at a reading and spoken word showcase with Da Red Admiraw, Poetree of Chicago, S.C.O.P.E. of Milwaukee, and Still Black See. Next Saturday, August 5, 3 PM, Barbara's Bookstore, 1350 N. Wells. 312-642-4818 or 708-758-5272.

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

ELLEN ROSNER Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2525 N. Clark. 773-525-6231.

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

AERIN TEDESCO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

THIS IS THIS Free performance. Next Saturday, August 5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

STEPH TURNER Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

PHIL VARCHETTA 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.

WORLD CLASS NOISE Wednesday, 7 PM, Community Recreation Center Shelter, 333 W. Dundee, Wheeling. 847-465-3333.

YO-YO'S Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, August 6, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

YOUNGSTOWN with Radio Disney DJs Don & Susan. Next Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, 10 AM and 2:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100.

ERIC ZIEGENHAGEN Free performance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1001 W. North. 312-255-1352.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Saturday, Drift, Planet Strange. Tuesday, "Chick Singer Night" with Nancy Antevski, Joni Larlee, Becki Ingis, and Shana Bringle. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Printers Rogue. Next Friday, August 4, 10 PM, Jill Dawson, Temple. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Peking Turtle. Saturday, King Shiloh Sounds. Thursdays, DJ Emanuel spins disco & deep house. Next Saturday, August 5, Sharpe & Structure, DJ Israel & Intrakit D. Gregory. 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, 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. Thursdays, acoustic jam session downstairs. 773-348-5100.

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

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 10 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, DJ Speed, DJ Laura B. Wednesdays, DJs Jeff Moyer, Gil Burns & Pulz-8. Thursdays, DJ Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Slugs, Krinkles. Saturday, Bottletones, Spies Who Surf, Go-Go Devils. Sunday, De Atma, Frequency Lab, DJ Red Lox. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, 56 Hope Road, Flavio. Thursday, Billy Baroo, Weird Messengers. Next Friday, August 4, Jank, Saps, Garden Bower. Next Saturday, August 5, Harmless, URT, Wombat Carnival. 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, Eight Ball Grifter. 312-243-1699.

BIG NIGHT 749 N. Clark: Music after 11 PM. Fridays, Bandoleros. Saturdays, DJs Superfly & Bunti spin hip-hop, house, and Desi. Thursdays, DJs AM/PM & Vince Lawrence spin hip-hop and house. 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, DJ Anacron. Wednesday, Konflict, MC Blackeye, 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. Friday, Patty Elvis Band. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Fuzzbusters. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Hilarious Condors. Saturday, Guilty. Wednesdays, open jam session. Next Friday, August 4, Noveto Trio. Next Saturday, August 5, Stumbleweed. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, E-Mics, Family of Souls (benefit for the Council for Disability Rights). Saturday, Underwater People. Next Friday, August 4, Rubber. Next Saturday, August 5, Something for Joey. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Sundays, 8:30 PM, music and spoken word followed by an open mike. 773-348-8536.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

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

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

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Friday, 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 LuLu spins lounge music. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. 773-384-2547.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Rick Saucedo (Elvis tribute). Saturday, X-Side. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, August 3, 9 PM, Loose Screws. 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.

CLUB P.M. 2047 N. Milwaukee: Thursday, August 3, 9 PM-4 AM, Thawfor, Earatik Statik, Sick Soul, DJs Nick Santillan, Skag-netty, Tony & Tern-around. 773-489-9600.

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, Groovepushers. Saturday, 11:30 PM, B-Side Players, DJ Hiroki, DJ BPM. Next Saturday, August 5, Neighborhood, Hot Tub Bob. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday, 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. Thursdays, DJs John Curley, Bear Who?, Dayhota & Psycho Bitch. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10:30 PM, Umphrey's McGee. Saturday, 11 PM, Michaelangelo. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Matthew McBride Band. Next Friday, August 4, 10 PM, Underwater People, King's Highway. Next Saturday, August 5, 10:30 PM, Cats Under the Stars, Rebecca's Statue. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on Wednesdays, 10 PM on Thursdays. Friday, Underwater People. Saturday, Quantum Leap. Wednesdays, Afrodisiacs. Thursday, 10 PM, Aswah Greggorri. Next Friday, August 4, 10:30 PM, Bumpus. Next Saturday, August 5, 10:30 PM, Matthew McBride. 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: Friday, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark & Jack Short. Saturday, 8 PM, Joan Curto; 10:30 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Sunday, 7 PM, Matt Davis. Wednesday through next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, and next Saturday, August 5, 8 and 10:30 PM, Holly McNeill. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays, 8 PM, Mark Burnell. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, MC Fester 9000. Sunday, DJ Kevin Furtado. Monday, DJ Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tuesday, DJs Kenny & Scot spin metal. 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.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9 PM, Forty Piece Choir, Gaberdine, Strawberry, Pound of Flesh. Saturday, 10 PM, Verbow, Diane Izzo. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Bang Allstars. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, benefit for Brian McGarry with Shimmer, the Gruv, Drapes, Anything But Weasel. Thursday, 10 PM, Marz, Motherload, DJ Acucrack. Next Friday, August 4, 10 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Sugarman Three, DJ Sativa. Next Saturday, August 5, 10 PM, Cabaret Diosa, Dragon Fly. 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, Cashmere. 815-834-0084.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Video Stars. Saturday, Jorge From Yard. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, August 4, Garbo Swag. Next Saturday, August 5, Fabulous Houserockers. 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, Strain Busy Sky, Harmony Riley, David Colley. Saturday, Biff & the Waybacks, Echosend, Nikki & Elleni. Sunday, Ophur (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Keri Hoakie Lounge. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Next Friday, August 4, Pat McCurdy, Paul Allodi. Next Saturday, August 5, 8 Stop 7. Next Sunday, August 6, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (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, Throck Morton, Greedy Gretchen, Co-Pilot Jones. Saturday, Oh My God, Dolari, Ghettobillies (see Spot Check). Sundays, Sumo. Monday, E-Mics, Cameron McGill. Tuesday, Blue October, Viery Peel, Rust. Wednesday, Kick the Cat, East Village Project. Thursday, Modern English, Lauren Brombert. Next Friday, August 4, Echo Base, Telstar, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Next Saturday, August 5, Bumpus, Kofy Brown. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Sine the Band. Saturday, Batteries Not Included. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Nerves, OK Go, Hamicks. Saturday, Gaza Strippers, Pistolero, Shakes. Sunday, "Foam" with Frontier, Josh Abrams & John Herndon. Monday, 9:30 PM, English Softhearts, Circus, Prehistorics. Tuesday, Him, Vandermark 5. Thursday, Sin Ropas, A-Set, Little Grizzly. Next Friday, August 4, David Grubbs, Tim Kinsellas & Todd Mattei, Chestnut Station. Next Saturday, August 5, Lonesome Organist, Magas, Michael Colligan. Next Sunday, August 6, DJ Hamster & Bunnyhug, Defender, Scattershot Theory. 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. Friday, Holly Has a Farm. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Breakin' Strings. Next Friday, August 4, pianist Randy Amundsen. 847-718-9272.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). Thursdays, 8 PM, open mike for poets/musicians. 773-929-8300.

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

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

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. Sundays, DJ 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. 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, Soul Fix. Saturday, Timeless. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Dorks, Lynyrd's Innards, Jagoffs; 10 PM, Rondelles (see Spot Check), the Mooney Suzuki (see Critic's Choice), Happy Supply. Saturday, 5 PM, First Grade Crush, Big D & the Kids' Table, Entertainment, $ellout, River City Rebels (see Spot Check); 9 PM, Sidekick Kato, Hertzsprung Gap, Honor System, Speed--This is Metal. Sunday, noon, "Painfest" with All Mother Fuckin' Action, Mascots, Human Cock, Sterling, Decomposing Baby, Apocalypstick, Stools, Molester Mustaches, Radiation Rangers, Cheer-Accident, Crackheads, Panicsville, Urbis Rhombus, My So-Called Lice, Fro-mags, Secret Police, Totally Ridiculous, Skatillion, Stagecoach, Psycho Scapegoat, Devil Bell Hippies, Proudest Angel, Ezurate, Handsome Fellows, Fantastic Eddie, Big Tasty, Sack, Oi Vod, Red Right Hand, I Feel Sick, Distrust, Hotlips Messiah, Brutal Hairdo, Uniform Pants, Nautical Almanac, Excoclash, Gumdrop Alley, Dears, Cooler by the Lake, Chimp & Mummys. Monday, 5 PM, Allister, Sig Transit Gloria, Quickstep Maneuver, John Sparrow, Thee Impossiblez, Young Hasselhoffs. Tuesday, 6 PM, Mile Marker, Stillwell, Insidious, Chauncey. Wednesday, 7 PM, Creeps, Tras de Nada, Rat Bastards, Sin Orden. Thursday, 7 PM, the Faint, Camera Obscura, the Vue, Q & Not U. Next Friday, August 4, 6 PM, Malaria, Xibalba, Lord Blasphemer, Brutal Hairdo; 10 PM, For Carnation, Abilene, Starkiller. Next Saturday, August 5, Story So Far, Stereo Typewriter, Dea Season, Division. Next Sunday, August 6, Murder City Devils, Yo-Yo's, Cathaters. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Split Lip Rayfield, Blacks, Cowlily. Saturday, 10 PM, Duke Tumatoe. Next Saturday, August 5, 10 PM, Rico. 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.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, D'Zire. Next Saturday, August 5, Willie's. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Shoemaker. Thursdays, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Saturday, August 5, Moods. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 10 PM, Ophelia's Sweet Demise (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, Take 3, 50 Lb. Head. Saturday, Melkwagon, Family Problem. Next Friday, August 4, Pawn. Next Saturday, August 5, Control Freaks. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West. Saturday, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. 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, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sunday, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. 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, Last Drag, Stone Jones. Saturday, Scarlet Life, Milkbaby. Next Friday, August 4, Deals Gone Bad, Scafflows, King Django. Next Saturday, August 5, Echosend, Recovery Project. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Tautologic, A.J. Rosales. Saturday, Steepwater Band. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9:30 PM, Edith Frost, Archer Prewitt. Saturday, 9 PM, "Winjoe Cabaret" hosted by Smooth Larry & the Glowing Muffin with Minim, Tim Daisy, Mark Tatara, Brian Krumm & Christian Moder, Brian Leach & others. Wednesday, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Flat Mean Tires, Land of the El Caminos, Local H, Drovers, Boom Hank, So Scared, Busker Soundcheck, Beer Nuts, Marvel Kind, New Duncan Imperials, Mr. Rudy Day, Kevin Tihista. Thursday, 8 PM, Dana Robinson. Next Friday, August 4, 9:30 PM, J-200. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Thursday, August 3, 10 PM, O'nit. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Lightning & Thunder. Saturday, Ophur, International Criminals. Next Friday, August 4, Brat Pack, the Gruv. 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, 10 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, Apartment. Saturday, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Wednesday, 8 PM, tribute to Quraysh Ali Lansana & Emily Hooper Lansana with music by Glenda Zahra Baker & Niki Mitchell, DJ Mr. Greenweedz, and poets and spoken word performers. Next Friday, August 4, 9 PM, Doodlebug & the Cosmic Funk Orchestra. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Samples, Pat McGee Band. Saturday, Pat McGee Band, Samples. Sunday, All, Pietasters, Season to Risk, A Wretch Like Me. Monday, 6:30 PM, Kottonmouth Kings, Corporate Avenger, Pimpadelic. Tuesday, 6 PM, Sister Hazel (no cover); 6:45 PM, the Urge, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Bif Naked, Mest. Wednesday, 7 and 11:45 PM, Wu-Tang Clan. Thursday, 6:30 PM, Misfits, Ignite, Reach the Sky. Next Friday, August 4, Blasters, Bottletones, Flat Mean Tires. Next Saturday, August 5, Sixpence None the Richer. Next Sunday, August 6, Peter Frampton, Eric Stuart. 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: Saturday, "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. Friday, Mr. Blotto, Shaking Tree. Saturday, Rubber, Sam Post. Thursday, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, August 4, Then Again, Re:Boot, Johnny Mogambo. Next Saturday, August 5, "Fresh Tracks Band to Band Combat" with the Mark Watson Band, Gertrude, and Cycle Something. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Noveto Trio. Saturday, Breadrock Bros. Next Friday, August 4, Home Cookin'. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Friday, Garreth Woods. Saturday, Printers Rogue. Sunday, O'Doyles Rules. 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, Maggie Speaks, Jack Fife. Saturday, Butterside Down, Clarks. Next Friday, August 4, Common Ground. Next Saturday, August 5, Bottle of Justus, Stu Remley Band, John Norton. 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. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Isabelle Haze, Arthur Lee. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Next Friday, August 4, Roots Stems & Branches, Rockin' Johnny. Next Saturday, August 5, Rockit Girl, Tom. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. 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: Friday, 10 PM, Major Leagaz, J. Ivy. Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Isla (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Thursday, 8:30 PM, Riff Rockets (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM with Shim Sham). Next Friday, August 4, 10 PM, Grant Furr, Mr. Mirage, DJ Jay Too. Next Saturday, August 5, Fuerza y Alma. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Dogwood. 773-489-9554.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM; no cover on weeknights. Friday, Convulsions, the Hustle. Saturday, Big Daddy Roaches. Sundays, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Almighty Rogers. Wednesday, Grabbing Water, Brother Lowdown. Thursday, Mattress Giants. Next Friday, August 4, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Next Saturday, August 5, Shakes. 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, Matty, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sunday, 1-7 PM, Josh Werner, Andy Moy, Darrell Woodson, Mood & Cue; 9 PM, 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 Saturday, August 5, Luke Solomon, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Friday, Chicago Rose. Saturdays, Scott Holman. Sunday, Chicago Rose. Monday, Peter Oprisko. Tuesdays, Dave Allen. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. 312-337-8080.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Old #8. Saturday, Los Amigos Invisibles, 8fatfat8. Tuesday, Uncle John's Band. Wednesdays, MVP. Next Friday, August 4, Merl Saunders. Next Saturday, August 5, Ulele. 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, 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: Saturday, 6:30 PM, Five Pointe O, Liquid Gang, Eli Stone, Alone; 11 PM, Derrick Carter, Huggy, Lego, Justin Long. Sunday, 3 PM, Queers, Strung Out, Straight Faced, Lillingtons, Dynamite Boy, Whipper Snapper, the Explosion. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Crash Poet, Red River, Foot, Dago Red. Next Friday, August 4, 10 PM, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Meg Lee Chin. Next Saturday, August 5, 7 PM, Blank Theory, Chevelle, Colonel Stem. 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: Next Sunday, August 6, 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, Janus, Cheer-Accident, Croissant. Saturday, Callaghan, Hudson Falcons, Tossers, GC5. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesday, Red Shirt Brigade, This Is Adelaide. Next Friday, August 4, Strangest Places, Third Estate, Reactor #04. Next Saturday, August 5, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJs Ky & Joolz, DJ Agent Webb. 773-764-6401.

MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, DJ Danny Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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, 8 PM, Quantum Leap. Saturday, 4 PM, Mary Janes; 8 PM, Nicholas Barron. Sunday, 1 PM, Stephanie Rogers; 6 PM, Riptones. Monday, 6 PM, DJ Jim Jensen. 312-595-7437.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Chris Parsley, Jano. Next Sunday, August 6, 7 PM, Janice Misurell Mitchell, Sandra Binion Performance Group. 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, Fat Time, Jacks R Better. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Bumpus, Hudson. 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, August 4, 11 PM, Rudi Mahanthappa Quartet 2000. Next Saturday, August 5, 10 PM, Isabelle Haze, Left Undone. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Tuesday, 7:30 PM, CLTV battle of the bands with Wish, Charlie Lyons Band, Johnny L., Andrew Magnuson, Max Utmost, and Left Undone (call 630-368-4351 for more information). 708-388-8881.

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, 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, Hit Machine. Saturday, Lonnie Giles All-Star Team, Pistol Whipped. Sunday, 7 PM, Mark Tatara, Steve Dvorak, Eric Mahle. Thursday, the Motor. Next Friday, August 4, Bent. Next Saturday, August 5, Flowery Branch Davidians, Smell. Next Sunday, August 6, 7 PM, Big Breakfast; 10 PM, Prehistorics. 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 SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Blind Roosevelts. Saturday, Jostelen Weed. 630-924-9368.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Friday, August 4, E-Mics. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 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, 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, Kikoman, Josh Werner. Saturday, Jody, Walsh & Sommer. 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, Nine 24, Pillage. Saturday, Holy Moses, Liberty Hounds. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. 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, 8 PM, Will Kimbrough (see Spot Check), Kim Richey (see Spot Check); 10:30 PM, Freakwater, Kelly Hogan. Saturday, 10 PM, Chris Mills (see Post No Bills), Mr. Rudy Day, Marta Tenae. Monday, 9 PM, Starlight Drifters, Chop Tops. Tuesday, 8 PM, Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers (see Spot Check), Peter Keane Trio (see Spot Check). Wednesday, Boom Hank, Mezodigm, Bleary. Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Kenny Roby & Cary Hudson; 11 PM, Atomic Numbers, Jonny Polonsky. Next Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, Summer on Southport (see Fairs & Festivals). 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 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, DJ Wiz Kid. Saturday, Pirates Over 40. Wednesdays, DJ Wiz Kid. 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. Sundays, Fathom. Mondays, Sadar Bahar. Tuesdays, Diz. Thursdays, Tone B. Nimble. 773-278-7797.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, Silverado, Hamicks, 36 Invisibles, Apostles of Liberty (all-ages show; no cover). 773-227-3617.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fridays, Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Sativa, Alex, Chris, Acetate. 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. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, 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, 8 PM, Indecisives, Five O'Clock Charlie, Plummer (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Stillwell (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 708-922-9950.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Lone Catalysts, All Natural, Joe Glass. Saturday, 9 PM, Fly Williams, After Grace, the Gruv. Next Friday, August 4, Jennifer Peterson, John Mathie. 773-278-6600.

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

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Big Wow, Dragon Girls. 773-472-6900.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin "upscale dance music" 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-491-9729.

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, DJs Seba & Erik K. spin Polish progressive music. Tuesdays, Dr. Hortex spins Euro dance music. Wednesdays, DJ Wild Bill spins old school. Thursdays, DJ Frankie Perez, salsa & merengue dance lessons with Manny Lopez. 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Al Rose & the Transcendos (tribute to Bob Dylan). Saturday, Stuart Davis, Jenny Choi. Sunday, 7 PM, Dale Petersohn, Julie Frost, Kelley Clute. Monday and Tuesday, "Jeff Buckley Fan Gathering" features a concert video and documentary screening (see Spot Check). Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with the Ian Crockett Band. Thursday, Brad Peterson. Next Friday, August 4, Plush Cargo, Diana Darby. Next Saturday, August 5, 9 PM, Rich Miller, Beki Hemingway. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Tiger Style 2000 DJs spin drum 'n' bass. Saturday, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

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

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM Sundays, 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, Generations. Saturday, You Were Spiralling, Nadas. Thursday, E-Mics. 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, Black Night Revolution. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-440-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Pelvic Delta, Kwame. Saturday, Baaro, Rising Lion. Sundays, Gizzae. Monday, Heavy Step. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Dub Dis. Thursday, Rico. Next Friday, August 4, Flex Crew. Next Saturday, August 5, Zeleke, Dub Dis. 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. Friday, Lego, Lady D, Frique, Frank Orral, Jevante Monett. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CLINT BLACK Wednesday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, INNISFREE Free concert. Next Sunday, August 6, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

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

MARK DVORAK Free concert. Thursday, August 3, noon, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Benefit for Lincoln Park Zoo. Friday, 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. Friday, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

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

LAKE COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

STRONG VOICES with Kathryn & Caitlin Morski, Kathy & Irene Folkerts, and Susan Urban. Sunday, 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. Friday, Mulligan Stew. Sundays, Irish jam session. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Friday, Steve & Jenny Moss. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Lush Budgett. Sunday, DJs spin country music. 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, Black Lace. 847-288-1848.

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

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

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

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

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: Thursday, August 3, 8:30 PM, Kathy O'Hara, Diana Laffey & Mary Furlong. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Tricia Alexander. Next Saturday, August 5, Mike Freeman & Tania Opland. 630-393-1247.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. 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: Next Friday, August 4, 11 PM, Doug Hoekstra. Next Saturday, August 5, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile, Porch Music. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Mauds Gonne. Saturday, Dooley Brothers. Next Saturday, August 5, Johnny Gleason. 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.

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.

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

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

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, This Is This. Next Saturday, August 5, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 8 PM, Will Kimbrough (see Spot Check), Kim Richey (see Spot Check); 10:30 PM, Freakwater, Kelly Hogan. Next Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, Summer on Southport (see Fairs & Festivals). 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, Rich Ingle. Next Friday, August 4, Kristin Lems. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Al Rose & the Transcendos (tribute to Bob Dylan). Saturday, Stuart Davis, Jenny Choi. Sunday, 7 PM, Dale Petersohn, Julie Frost, Kelley Clute. Next Saturday, August 5, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: 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. Sunday, 7 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 847-424-0600.

CHORD ON BLUES FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

RUBY HARRIS ALL-STAR BAND performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Next Friday, August 4, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

WAILIN' WALTER & THE BLUES SCREAMERS Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Friday, 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, Toni Thomas & Scarlet Blue. Saturday, Ol' Dogs New Tricks. Next Friday, August 4, Chris Reilly. Next Saturday, August 5, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 847-776-9850.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Thursday, August 3, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-243-1699.

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

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Zora Young Blues Band. Wednesday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, Willie Kent & the Gents. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chico Banks Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, Johnny B. Moore Band. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Saturday, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band. Sunday, Liz Mandville Greeson. Mondays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Tommy McCrackin' & the Force of Habit Band. Wednesday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Next Friday, August 4, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Next Saturday, August 5, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. Next Sunday, August 6, Vino Louden, Jimmy Burns. 773-528-1012.

B.L.U.E.S. ETCETERA 1124 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Smokin' Joe Kubek. Saturday, Eddie C. Campbell. Mondays, Big Bill Hickey & the Moneymakers (no cover). 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. 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.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden (no cover); 9:30 PM, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Saturday, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Brother John, Jimmy Burns. Sunday, Howard & the White Boys. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wednesday, King Corey Band. Thursday, Sam Lay Band. Next Friday, August 4, 5:30 PM, Bucktown BBQ Boys (no cover); 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Next Saturday, August 5, James Harman, Ken Saydak. 312-427-0333.

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

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Fred Johnson & the Checkmates. Sunday, Artie White, Little Milton, and Stan Moses. 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, Charlie Musselwhite. Saturday, Phil Guy. Next Friday through Sunday, August 4 through 6, Chord on Blues Festival 2000 (see Fairs & Festivals). 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. Saturday, Brother John. Thursday through next Saturday, August 5, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-520-4800.

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

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

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

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

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Friday, 5 PM, Ruby Harris; 9:30 PM, Murali Coryell. Saturday, 5 PM, Bill Shackford; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Johnson. Sundays, John Primer (see Critic's Choice). Monday, Charlie Love. Tuesday, Roy Hytower. Wednesday, Jan James. Next Friday, August 4, 5 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby. Next Saturday, August 5, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Chubby Carrier. 312-266-2400.

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

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music on weekends in Club Mamalu. Saturday, Tommy McCracken. Next Saturday, August 5, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. 630-416-3310.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Keith Scott. Next Saturday, August 5, Carl Davis Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Mississippi Heat. Next Friday, August 4, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. 630-416-4898.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Todd T. Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Studebaker John (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, August 5, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. 708-484-3610.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Next Saturday, August 5, 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile, Porch Music. 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, Swinging Deacons. Saturday, Joe Moss. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wednesday and Thursday, Pete Special. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, No Mercy Band. 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 (see Critic's Choice). 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. Next Friday, August 4, Home Cookin'. Next Saturday, August 5, Half Blind Mike & the Seeing-Eye Dogs. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer (see Critic's Choice), J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesday, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Carlos Johnson, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, A.C. Reed. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Vance Kelly. Saturday, Delores Scott, Laretha Weathersby, Shirley Johnson, Nellie Travis. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Next Friday, August 4, Masheen Company with Delores Scott. Next Saturday, August 5, Howard Scott & the World Band. 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.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9

PM and weeknights at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Vida Blues, Mighty Joe. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Z.Z. Hill Jr. (see Critic's Choice). Thursdays, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

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

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 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: Friday and Saturday, 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.

MR. G'S SUPPER CLUB 1547 W. 87th: Saturday, 8 PM, Artie "Blues Boy" White, Little Milton, and Joanne Grant. 773-445-2020.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Friday, 4 PM, Keith Scott Band. 312-595-7437.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, August 5, Matthew Skoller 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. Saturday, 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, Lindsey Alexander. Wednesday, Studebaker John. Next Saturday, August 4, Pistol Pete. 815-477-0340.

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

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Next Sunday, August 6, 4 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-423-1188.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. Next Saturday, August 5, Lonnie Brooks. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Sunday, 6 PM, Mississippi Heat. Tuesday, John Primer. Thursday, Matthew Skoller. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Saturday, Pistol Pete. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Saturday, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday, August 4, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars with Dave Myers. Next Saturday, August 5, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thursday, August 3, 4:30 PM, Phil Barron & the Tremblors (no cover). 312-441-9334.

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.

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

jazz

concerts

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

TATSU AOKI'S MIYUMI PROJECT Thursday, August 3, 5:30 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA 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.

58 GROUP Jazz musicians and dancers perform at an open rehearsal. Monday, 6 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 773-388-0558.

G3 JAZZ TRIO Free concert. Thursday, August 3, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

GALLERY 37 LATIN JAZZ BAND Free performance. Next Friday, August 4, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PAULINHO GARCIA Thursday, August 3, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

GEORGE GOETSCHEL Free in-store piano performance. Next Friday, August 4, 3 PM, and next Saturday

and Sunday, August 5 and 6, Takara Designs Boutique, 2823 N. Lincoln. 773-388-1978.

GUITAR DUO ECLECTICO Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

JOAN HICKEY TRIO Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

HOT JAZZ, 6 COOL NIGHTS Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp concerts with Janice Borla, Jay Clayton, Judy Niemack, and Floyd Standifer. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, 8 PM, Heininger Auditorium, Larrance Academic Center, North Central College, 309 E. School, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

AL JARREAU, DAVID SANBORN, ROBERTA FLACK, GEORGE DUKE, JOE SAMPLE perform as part of

"Montreux Festival on Tour." Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

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

ANDREW KAPSALIS TRIO Free performance. Next Saturday, August 5, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-8111.

JEFF LASKY TRIO Free performance. Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DON LEWIS QUARTET Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, August 6, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

REGINALD T. McCANTS Thursday, August 3, 5:30 PM, courtyard at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

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

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

SPAZZTET Free admission. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

SWINGIN' BUSINESS Free concert. Next Sunday, August 6, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MARSHALL VENTE & TROPICALE, TWO FOR BRASIL aboard the Windy, departing Friday, 9 PM, from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 312-595-5472.

LIBBY YORK ENSEMBLE Free concert. Next Friday, August 4, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

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, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Max Hook Sextet. 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, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, August 4, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, August 5, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. 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, Detour. Tuesday through next Saturday, August 5, Danny Lerman. 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, Greg Boerner. 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, 5-10:30 PM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 312-202-0502.

CARMICHAEL'S CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE 1052 W. Monroe: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Donny Nichilo. 312-433-0025.

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Next Friday, August 5, 5:30-9 PM, Allyssa Jones & Kelly Brand. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Amy & the D-Sparks. 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, August 4, Frank Lamphere Quartet. 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, Him, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Explosion: Cerebral. 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, Ron Smith Duo. Next Saturday, August 5, Airborne. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Dave Gessner Trio. Next Saturday, August 5, pianist Abi Demirgian. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 7:30 PM, Blue Lake International Jazz Ensemble. Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Next Sunday, August 6, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, 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.

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: Friday, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Barbara LeShoure. Sunday, 8 PM, Bobbi Jordan Quartet (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Steve Gibons Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Vince Willis. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Brad Goode Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, August 4, Sueños. Next Saturday, August 5, Jennifer Graham. 773-878-5552.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Wednesday, 8 PM, tribute to Quraysh Ali Lansana & Emily Hooper Lansana with music by Glenda Zahra Baker & Niki Mitchell, DJ Mr. Greenweedz, and poets and spoken word performers. Thursday, 8 PM, Laurie Lee Moses with Ari Brown & Ed Ludwig. 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, Buddy DeFranco Quartet. Tuesday and Thursday through next Sunday, August 6, Sir Charles Thompson 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, Stephanie Browning Duo. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursdays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, Henry Johnson Quartet. 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, Breaking Point. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, Dan Farris Quartet. 847-358-4900.

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

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Gun Shop. Sunday, 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, Jeff Parker. Next Sunday, August 6, 7 PM, Janice Misurell Mitchell, Sandra Binion Performance Group. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Next Friday, August 4, 11 PM, Rudi Mahanthappa Quartet 2000. 773-489-0011.

ORSO'S 1401 N. Wells: Saturday, 7:30 PM, Swingin' Deacons. 312-787-6604.

PEACOCK CAFE 5440 N. Sheridan: Fridays, 5-9 PM, "therapeutic music" by Elevation with Samuel Mohammad & Muslimah Zakee. 773-275-1224.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Kari Nelson Trio. Saturday, King Fleming Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesday, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thursday, Don Stiernberg Trio. Next Friday, August 4, Dave Flippo Trio. Next Saturday, August 5, John Fournier Quintet. 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. 708-848-4250.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. Saturday, George Freeman & the Piano Man All-Stars. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, August 4, Elijah Levi Trio. Next Saturday, August 5, Mark Fechner Experience. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Barry Winograd Quartet. Saturday, John Wright Trio. Sunday, Denise LaGrassa Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Bobby Hutton Trio. Next Friday, August 4, Ted Sirota/Janvier Jones Quartet. Next Saturday, August 5, Jackie Allen Quartet. Next Sunday, August 6, Elaine Dame Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Cathy Braaten. Tuesday, Heather Horton. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Saturday, August 5, Franz Jackson Quartet, Jesse Scinto Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ron Mills Orchestra. Next Sunday, August 6, Maureen Christine Quartet. 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.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Next Saturday, August 5, Claudia Stefanski & Dave Baney. 773-348-7291.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Thursdays; no cover. Next Friday, August 4, 9:30 PM, Maralyn Gaza Quartet. 312-467-1600.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sunday, 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: Saturday, 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, Scott Burns Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Thursdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday, Rob Denty Trio. Tuesdays, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesdays, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursdays, Juli Wood Duo. 312-527-3510.

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

TUTTO TAPAS 7407 W. Madison, Forest Park: Thursday, August 3, 8-10 PM, Summer Kwai Trio. 708-771-3063.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, Steve Ramsdell Quintet (no cover). Wednesday, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Sundays, 1-4 AM, Mark Madsen. Mondays, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Koco Brunson. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki, Jeff Parker, and Chad Taylor. 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. Next Saturday, August 5, Don Lewis Quartet. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Eric Lugosch. Saturdays, 9 PM, 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

AZUKAR performs Afro-Cuban pimba at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, August 5, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

YAIR DALAL & THE TARAB ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice. Thursday, August 3, 7 PM, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SAMUEL DEL REAL Sunday, 1 and 3 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

DUVO perform Hungarian/

Transylvanian music at Chicago Summerdance. Thursday, August 3, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

HUUN-HUUR-TU the Throat Singers of Tuva perform. Next Saturday, August 5, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

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

LUCERNE TROMBONE CONNECTION Free concert. Monday, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-8074.

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). Friday, 7 PM, Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N. Broadway. 773-334-9101.

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

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

JOSE VALDES MAMBO ALL-STARS Salsa music concert with free dance lessons. Thursday, August 3, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

WENDO KOLOSOYI performs Congolese rumba at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, August 4, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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.

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

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sunday, 8 PM, Terrantica performs as part of the performance showcase "From Italy With Love." 312-362-9707.

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: Friday, 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

BARBARA BONNEY soprano, with pianist Margo Garrett and cellist John Sharp (Argento, Previn/Morrison, Copland). Thursday, August 3, 8 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. Saturday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 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, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Schoenberg, Gurrelieder). Saturday, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Elisabeth Batiashvili, cellist Claudio Bohorquez, and pianist Lang Lang (see Critic's Choice) (Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff). Sunday, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and piano (Beethoven, Schubert; followed by an all-Beethoven "postlude concert" at 9:30 PM in the Martin Theatre featuring pianist Eschenbach, violinist Batiashvili, cellist Bohorquez, and pianist Lang). Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Roberto Abbado, conductor, with pianist Andre Watts (Mozart, Shostakovich, Mahler). Next Saturday, August 5, 8 PM, Roberto Abbado, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Wagner, Mozart, Brahms). Next Sunday, August 6, 7 PM, Jun Markl, conductor, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson (Khatchaturian, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak). 847-266-5100.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a free joint concert (Suppe, Prokofiev, Beethoven, R. Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov). Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

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

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY BAND AND CHOIR Richard Fischer and Kurt Amolsch conduct a free concert. Saturday, 8 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

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). Sunday, 4 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-6714.

CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH AND ANNE LEEK piano and oboe, with narrator Christoph Bantzer in an all-Mozart program. Monday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

JOSE FEGHALI piano. This "preview concert" precedes an 8 PM performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (see separate listing). Friday, 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 and Sunday, 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. Saturday, 7 PM, Robert Hanson, conductor, with jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Gershwin, Bernstein, and others). Wednesday and next Friday, August 4, 7:30 PM, David Shallon, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Hanson, Berg, Brahms). Next Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, 7:30 PM, Stefan Sanderslin, conductor, wih oboist Jonathan Fischer (Griffes, Rochberg, Dvorak). 312-742-4763.

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). Saturday, 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, Kevin McKelvie. 312-664-6963.

MILWAUKEE OPERA THEATRE performs Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. Friday, 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. Friday, 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 ORCHESTRA, WIND ENSEMBLE, AND CHOIR Phil Peters, Mary Alice Stollak, and Jody Luecht conduct a free concert (Owens, Sousa, Schubert, Bernstein). Friday, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTH SHORE CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS in a free all-Bach program. Friday, 8 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859.

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

TRIO ELAN in a free concert. Friday, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Prokofiev, Chopin). Thursday, August 3, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4050.

WHEATON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Peter Lipari, conductor, with soprano Judy LaRose, mezzo-soprano Johanna Drew, tenor Mark Stingley, and baritone Stephen Jepson in a program of American musical theater tunes. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, 8 PM, Hubble Middle School, Roosevelt and Naperville Rds., Wheaton. 630-790-1430.

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

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by Robert Houlihan with pianist Gerald Robbins and Eugene Osadchy. Next Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, 8 PM, Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by Georg Fritzsch with horn soloist James Sommerville. 815-338-5300.

ZEPHYRUS DUO in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Ravel, Granados, Biber, Falla). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

fairs & festivals

BELIZE DAY IN THE PARK Washington Park, 56th and Payne Dr.: Next Sunday, August 6, 10 AM-9 PM, DJ

Pandy, Wheaton Christian Center Choir, Grace Chapel Drumming with Mrs. Edwards, Sofa King, Belizean Vibes, Misty, Randolph Coleman, and others. 773-719-8735.

CHICAGO'S NEW EAST SIDE ARTWORKS Lake between Stetson and Michigan and Stetson between Randolph and Water: Next Friday, August 4, 11 AM-7 PM, Ecuador Manta, Watson & Company, Most. Next Saturday, August 5, 11 AM-7 PM, Ecuador Manta, Watson & Company, Bryant Young. Next Sunday, August 6, 11 AM-6 PM, Ecuador Manta, Watson & Company, Bryant Young. 773-404-0763.

CHORD ON BLUES FESTIVAL First and Main, Saint Charles: Next Friday, August 4, 7 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys; 9 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks; 11:15 PM, Anthony Gomes. Next Saturday, August 5, 1 PM, Joanna Connor with Buzz Kilman; 3 PM, Anthony Gomes; 5 PM, Howard & the White Boys; 7 PM, Chris Duarte Group; 9 PM, Fabulous Thunderbirds; 11 PM, Melvin Taylor. Next Sunday, August 6, 11 AM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings; 1 PM, Wayne Toups; 3 PM, Kenny Neal; 5 PM, Carl Weathersby; 7 PM, Koko Taylor. 630-513-0074.

CURRAGH SUMMERFEST presents music on two stages at Curragh's Irish Pub, 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Friday, 4:30 PM, Lootheads; 5:30 PM, Weed Street Band; 7 PM, Matt McBride; 7:30 PM, Marah; 9 PM, Anish; 9:30 PM, the 45s; 11 PM, New Duncan Imperials; 12:30 AM, Flapjacks. Saturday, 3 PM, Big Daddy Roaches; 5 PM, Underwater People; 6:30 PM, Cathy Braaten & Tom Mason; 7 PM, Gaelic Storm; 8:30 PM, Satya Graha; 9 PM, Michael McDermott; 10 PM, Lootheads; 11 PM, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. Sunday, 2 PM, Blackwater; 4 PM, the Ride; 6 PM, Gaelic Storm; 8 PM, Anish; 9 PM, Gareth Woods & George. 847-706-1700.

ENNUI CAFE ROGERS PARK JAZZ SERIES & FESTIVAL Sheridan and Lunt: Saturday, noon, Jose Valdez; 2 PM, Jazz Hippies; 4 PM, Two for Brasil, Paulinho Garcia; 6 PM, David Boykin; 8 PM, Brad Goode Quintet. Sunday, 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: Saturday, 1:30 PM, Nino Folino; 2:45 PM, Terra Antica; 4:30 PM, Tony Spavone; 6 PM, Sinatra Sing-off. Sunday, 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.

FIESTA DEL SOL 18th between Paulina and Damen: Friday, 5 PM, Petra Luna; 6 PM, Planeta de Crystal; 7 PM, Arrier Mendoza; 8 PM, Jullela Venagua; 9:15 PM, Los Amigos Invisibles. Saturday, 1 PM, Disco; 2 PM, Maria Blaz; 3 PM, Malluco; 4 PM, Karmeron Fry; 5 PM, Eros; 6 PM, Latin Experience; 7 PM, Ruben Alvarez; 8 PM, Ritmo Band; 9 PM, Emilio Navaira. Sunday, 3:30 PM, Principe; 4:30 PM, Callenia; 5:30 PM, Los Ramiex; 6:30 PM, Los Dimensions de Nuevo Leon; 7:30 PM, Veronica Solis; 8:30 PM, Sones de Mexico. 312-666-2663.

JAMMIN' AT THE ZOO Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon: Friday, 7 PM, North Mississippi All-Stars; 9 PM, Steve Earle & the Dukes. 773-868-3010.

JAZZ UNITES JAZZFEST MILLENNIUM 2000 South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.: Next Saturday, August 5, noon-8:30 PM, Arturo Sandoval, Kenny Burrell, Ernie Andrews, Willie Pickens Trio, Joan Collaso, Jimmye Dawkins, and others. Next Sunday, August 6, noon-8:30 PM, Jimmy Smith Quartet, Jon Faddis, Jodie Christian Trio, Rene Marie, A.C. Reed, Sherry Scott, Peter Lerner, Donald Greene, and others. 773-734-2000.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont and Addison: Next Saturday, August 5, noon, Evil Beaver, Trippin' Billies, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames; 1 PM, Barnes; 1:30 PM, Stewed Tomatoes, Phat Planet; 2 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers; 2:20 PM, Ripley Caine; 3 PM, Absolute Divas, Waystation; 3:30 PM, Satya Graha; 4 PM, Suzette; 4:40 PM, Pulsation; 5:30 PM, Nields, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel; 6 PM, Patty Elvis; 7 PM, Cecilia; 7:20 PM, Jill Sobule; 7:30 PM, Daryl Stuermer; 8:30 PM, Martha Davis & the Motels; 9 PM, Joi Cardwell. Next Sunday, August 6, noon, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, A.J. Rosales; 12:30 PM, Juleps; 1 PM, Halcyon; 1:30 PM, Left Undone; 2 PM, Ellen Rosner; 2:30 PM, Pelvic Delta; 3 PM, Sonia, Juleps; 4 PM, Jeff Hudson, Petra Luna; 4:40 PM, Girls of Spin; 5 PM, G.B. Leighton; 5:30 PM, Mabel Mabel; 6:30 PM, Cigar Store Indians; 7 PM, Valerie James, Tim Mahoney; 8:20 PM, Suzanne Palmer; 8:30 PM, Michael McDermott. 773-868-3010.

OZ FESTIVAL Lincoln Park, Cannon Dr. south of Fullerton: Next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Mighty Blue Kings. Next Saturday, August 5, 1 PM, Happiness Club; 2:15 PM, Heatersons; 4 PM, Underwater People; 6 PM, Lowen & Navarro; 8 PM, Webb Wilder. Next Sunday, August 6, 5 PM, Marty Lloyd Band; 6 PM, Glass Appliance. Festival also features entertainment for children. 312-409-5466.

PAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL Soldier Field, 425 E. McFetridge: Next Sunday, August 6, noon-11 PM, Jaguares, Paco Barron y los Nortenos Clan, Grupo Exterminator, Branda La Costena, La India, Rey Ruiz, Patrick Shannon, Dominic. 312-421-5272.

POWER FEST 2000 Armitage and Leavitt: Saturday, 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 PM, Blank Theory. 773-633-0828.

ST. RICHARD'S PARISH FAMILY FEST & CARNIVAL St. Richard Parish, 5032 S. Kostner: Friday, 7:30 PM, Steve Richards. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Dancing Noodles. Sunday, 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, Mark Zurawski; 8 PM, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Magic Band; 8 PM, Touch of Brass. Sunday, 7 PM, Downtown Sounds; 7:30 PM, Bialo Czerwoni. 773-237-5800.

SOUR SKITTLES ELECTRO-MUNDO Soldier Field, 425 E. McFetridge: Next Saturday, August 5, noon-11 PM, La Ley, Junta, Karmeron Fry, Petra Luna, La Kausa, Eroz. 312-421-5272.

SUMMER ON SOUTHPORT in the parking lot of Schubas, 3159 N. Southport: Next Saturday, August 5, 1 PM, Ground Speed; 2:30 PM, Christy McWilson; 4 PM, Willard Grant Conspiracy; 6 PM, John Wesley Harding; 8 PM, Shivaree; 10 PM, Handsome Family. Next Sunday, August 6, 1 PM, Mason Jennings; 2:30 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos; 4 PM, Ray Condo & His Ricochets; 6 PM, Alvin Youngblood Hart Band; 8 PM, Bottle Rockets; 10 PM, Martin Zellar & the Hardaways. 773-525-2508.

TASTE OF AFRICA FESTIVAL South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island: Friday, 2:45 PM, Oba William King. Saturday, 2:15 PM, Vox Pop; 8 PM, Black Coffee. Sunday, 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: Saturday, 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. Sunday, noon, Gospel Jubilee; 1:10 PM, Waystation; 1:15 PM, Gayle Ritt; 1:30 PM, Cowlily; 2 PM, Gizzae; 2:15 PM, Common Ground, Telstar; 3 PM, Chris Mills (see Post No Bills); 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.

miscellaneous

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein performed by the Elgin Community College Institute for Performing Arts' Encore Musical Theatre. Friday and next Friday, August 4, 8 PM, Saturday, 8 PM, Sunday and next Sunday, August 6, 6 PM, and next Saturday, August 5, 5 and 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

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

RED GRAMMER in a children's concert. Next Saturday, August 5, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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.

LUCERNE TROMBONE CONNECTION Free concert. Monday, 6:30 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-8074.

BIBI MARCELL Free Yiddish music concert. Thursday, August 3, 12:15 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

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

TRIO DEI FIATIA WOODWIND TRIO Free concert. Next Sunday, August 6, 4:30 PM, Lords Park, Grand & Oakwood, Elgin. 847-931-6120.

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

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Friday, Brian Patti Band. Monday, Letter Carriers Band. 312-346-3278.

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