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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

NICHOLAS BARRON Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

BEACH BOYS Next Sunday, August 13, 4 and 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

BILLY BAROO Free performance in the cafe. Next Sunday, August 13, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

EDDIE BLAZONCZYK'S VERSATONES perform polka music at Chicago Summerdance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

BOB & BOB Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

DEVON BROWN, DUB DIS Wild Hare reggae cruise aboard the Style of Chicago, departing next Saturday, August 12, 7:30 and 9:30 PM, from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 773-327-4273.

JOE CASSIDY Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2525 N. Clark. 773-525-6231.

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

CHICAGO JUMP COMPANY perform at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, August 11, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHICAGO SAMBA Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM, northeast terrace, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt and Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410.

COMPETITORR plays at a multimedia performance event. Friday, 9 PM, Butcher Shop, 1319 W. Lake. 312-666-4566.

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

ROBERT CORNELIUS Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

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

CREED, 3 DOORS DOWN Next Friday, August 11, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212. Next Saturday, August 12, 7:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

DREAM THEATER, SPOCK'S BEARD Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

KEITH ERIC & WATERHOUSE Wednesday, 7 PM, Community Recreation Center Shelter, 333 W. Dundee, Wheeling. 847-465-3333.

GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, August 12, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

GERTRUDE Free in-store concert. Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

GYPSI FARI Benefit for the I & M Canal Restoration Fund. Next Saturday, August 12, 5 PM, General Fry's Landing, east of Stevens and north of the Canal, Lemont. 630-257-9357.

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

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. Friday, 7 PM, Quimby's, 1854 W. North. 773-342-0910.

BEKI HEMINGWAY Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

HOLLY HAS A FARM Free performance. Next Saturday, August 12, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

THERESA B. INMAN Next Friday, August 11, 6:30 PM, Victoria's Books, 13 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-788-1313.

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

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

DAG JUHLIN Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

TEDDY LEE 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.

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

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

NORA O'CONNOR Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1001 W. North. 312-255-1352.

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

NATHAN PAYNE Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 12, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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

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

DICK POLK ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, August 13, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

RED ELEPHANT Thursday, August 10, 7 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-549-0606, ext. 2065.

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

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. Saturday, 3 PM, Barbara's Bookstore, 1350 N. Wells. 312-642-4818 or 708-758-5272.

BOBBY SANDERS Free ballroom dance concert. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-570-4724.

75 SOUNDS, PELVIC DELTA Free concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SMUSHIES Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

SONIA Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

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

NICHOLAS TREMULIS Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

MARK WATSON BAND Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 12, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JEN WOOD Free concert. Next Sunday, August 13, 4 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

YO-YO'S See Critic's Choice; free in-store performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

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

ERIC ZIEGENHAGEN Free performance. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, 9:30 PM, Temple, Jill Dawson (see Spot Check). Saturday, Bookstore Cowboy. Wednesdays, Corn Meal. Thursday, Tom Landa & the Paperboys. Next Friday, August 11, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Next Saturday, August 12, Brother. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Sharpe & Structure, DJ Israel & Intrakit D. Gregory. Thursdays, DJ Emanuel spins disco & deep house. 773-305-0002.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 847-397-3100.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thursdays, acoustic jam session downstairs. 773-348-5100.

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

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

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

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Friday, 10 PM, Frank Raven & the Blue Watusis. 708-848-2801.

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

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Jank, Saps, Garden Bower. Saturday, Wombat Carnival, Harmless, URT. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Lyla Stone, Team Rock-it. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, Petting Zoo, Loomis. Thursday, Session, the Help. Next Friday, August 11, Sister Child, Hundo, Gerkle & Zetta, Tarts. Next Saturday, August 12, Pony vs. Tiger, Ego, Ingenious Whittler. 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. Tuesday, the Bindlestiff Cirkus. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, Josie Kreuzer. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Tripper, Headmaster. Saturday, Wolcott, 70s, Humble. Thursday, Stories for Boys, Trundle. Next Friday, August 11, Sepia, Lost Generation. Next Saturday, August 12, Troy, B-Line, Trading Brains. 773-384-0043.

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, DJ 3D, 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.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Music after 9 PM. Next Saturday, August 12, Ann Hampton Callaway. 312-944-2200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Mos Isley. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, DJ Mike Kandel. Next Friday, August 11, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Next Saturday, August 12, Traci Buckle Band. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, Noveto Trio. Saturday, Stumbleweed. Wednesdays, open jam session. Next Friday, August 11, O Lookie Moe. Next Saturday, August 12, Supergenius. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Rubber. Saturday, 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: Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. Next Saturday, August 12, Urban Djin, Red Dust. 773-384-2547.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Friday through Sunday, Chord on Blues Festival 2000 (see Fairs & Festivals). Thursday, Gertrude. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Friday, DJ Joe Gauthreaux. Saturday, midnight, Joi Cardwell. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, Ronnie. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu. 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 10, 9 PM-4 AM, Ill Dilemma, Rubberoom. 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. Saturday, Neighborhood, Hot Tub Bob. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, CLTV battle of the bands with Brother 6, Mark Watson Band, Peacefreak. Next Saturday, August 12, Time Beings, Stone Jones. 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 and Saturday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursday through next Saturday, August 12, Curbfeelers. 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 PM, Underwater People, King's Highway. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Cats Under the Stars, Rebecca's Statue. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Matthew McBride Band. Next Friday, August 11, 10 PM, Menus. Next Saturday, August 12, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks, Go Tom. 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, Bumpus. Saturday, Matthew McBride. Wednesdays, Afrodisiacs. Next Friday, August 11, Cats Under the Stars. Next Saturday, August 12, DJs spin (no cover). 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, Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sunday, 7 PM, Holly McNeill. Thursday and next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, next Saturday, August 12, 8 and 10:30 PM, and next Sunday, August 13, 7 and 9 PM, Daryl Nitz. 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. Saturday, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJs Pete & Mark. Monday, DJ Dave Simon spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. Thursday, Wicker Man DJs spin. 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, 10 PM, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Sugarman Three (see Spot Check), DJ Sativa. Saturday, 10 PM, Cabaret Diosa, Dragon Fly. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesday, 8 PM, Cells, A, Missile; 11 PM, Bang Allstars. Wednesday, 9 PM, Havox, Pruno, Metropolis, Apex Theory. Thursday, 9 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, Devilock, Pet Engine. Next Friday, August 11, 10 PM, Elvis Circa 2000. Next Saturday, August 12, 10 PM, General Public, Danny Dean & the Homewreckers. 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.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Garbo Swag. Saturday, Fabulous Houserockers. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, August 11, Spinshine. Next Saturday, August 12, Big Deal. 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, Pat McCurdy, Paul Allodi. Saturday, 8 Stop 7. Sunday, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesday, Keri Hoakie Lounge, Rubber. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Next Friday, August 11, Turnstyles, Torben Floor, David Colley, Matt McBride. Next Saturday, August 12, Caviar, Bottle of Justus, Critics. Next Sunday, August 13, Ophur (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Echo Base, Telstar, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Saturday, Bumpus, Kofy Brown. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, E-Mics, Dan Darrah. Tuesday, Junken Groil, International Criminals, Walking Man. Wednesday, Skalpel, Hungries. Thursday, Kat Parsons Special, Julie Frost. Next Friday, August 11, Super Big, Royal Brown, Garden of Dreams. Next Saturday, August 12, Ground Zero, Youngblood Brass Band, Dick Prall Band. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, David Grubbs (see Spot Check), Tim Kinsella &

Todd Mattei, Chestnut Station. Saturday, Lonesome Organist, Magas & others. Sunday, DJ Hamster & Bunnyhug, Defender, Scattershot Theory. Monday, 9:30 PM, Firebird Band, Waker, DMS. Thursday, Drunk Horse, Tummler, Last Vegas, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx. Next Friday, August 11, Kimball-Roeser Effect, Lifter Puller, Rhythm of Black Lines. Next Saturday, August 12, Bobby Conn, Goblins, Kim, Cats & Jammers, Jan Terri. Next Sunday, August 13, 7 PM, 33.3, Threnody Ensemble; 10 PM, "Foam" with Frontier & others. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Wednesday, 9 PM-2 AM, Derrick Carter, Karl Meier, DJs Frique & Masado. 312-338-3788.

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

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Restaurant with African music. Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Next Saturday, August 12, 10 PM, the Ride. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Bands play after 2 PM Saturdays and Sundays and 9 PM Wednesdays through Fridays. 847-587-9677.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Saturday and next Friday, August 11, Pathway. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, August 12, Moe & the Lawn. 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, DJ Dave Brock, DJ Christopher Robin. Thursdays, DJs Noleian & Brian Borden. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Malaria, Xibalba, Lord Blasphemer; 10 PM, For Carnation, Abilene, Starkiller. Saturday, Story So Far, Stereo Typewriter, Dead Season, Division. Sunday, 7 PM, Murder City Devils, Yo-Yo's (see Critic's Choice), Cathaters. Tuesday, 6 PM, Rise Against, Dickforshort, Role Models, All Else Fails; 10 PM, Exzoskeleton (see Spot Check), Sorry, Titan Clash (see Spot Check), Royal.space.force. Wednesday, 7 PM, Cats & Jammers, Knuckleduster, Cave Ins, Ultramagg, Supereighteen. Thursday, 6 PM, Kung Fu's, Manges, Kowalskies, Over It. Next Friday, August 11, 6 PM, Tupamaros, Hunter-Gatherer; 10 PM, Bible of the Devil, Charm City Suicides, An Oxygen Auction. Next Saturday, August 12, 9 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Higher Burning Fire, White Octave. Next Sunday, August 13, 7 PM, Moods for Moderns, Damn Personnals, Give Until Gone, Gaetti. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Rico. Thursday, 9 PM, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Mike Hosty Duo. Next Friday, August 11, 9:30 PM, Juleps, Mount Pilot, JuJu Bees. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thursday, August 10, Only Sons. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Willie's. Next Saturday, August 12, Silhouette. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Moods. Thursdays, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Friday, August 11, Maggie Speaks. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 10 PM, Phantom 3, Puta-pons (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, Dead Steel Mill, Pawn. Saturday, Bloen. Wednesday, Peter Pan. Next Friday, August 11, Ethan Sellers & friends, Justin Planash. Next Saturday, August 12, Dano, Penthouse Playboys, Lava Lounge Nite. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Job Christensen. Saturday, 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Monday, 9 PM, Job Christensen & Beckie Menzie. Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesday, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Next Friday, August 11, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West. Next Saturday, August 12, 10 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Saturday, 3 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood; 6 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Sunday, 3 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood; 6 PM, Alexandra Billings and Bill Underwood; 9:30 PM, Rudy de la Mor. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 9:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. Next Friday, August 11, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. Next Saturday, August 12, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Michael McAssey & Bobby Beech. 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, Deals Gone Bad, Scafflows, King Django. Saturday, Echosend, Recovery Project. Thursday, Beatnik Turtle, Yvonne Doll. Next Friday, August 11, Big Hello, Rolls. Next Saturday, August 12, Smushies, Apartment. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Jolie Rickman, Colleen Kattau. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9:30 PM, J-200. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Dreaming Tree. Saturday, Brat Pack, the Gruv. Next Friday, August 11, Pat McCurdy. Next Saturday, August 12, Gowhead, Left on Ray. 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, 9 PM, Cee Knowledge & the Cosmic Funk Orchestra. Wednesday, 8 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band, Peking Turtle. Next Saturday, August 12, 10 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement, Apartment. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Blasters, Bottletones, Flat Mean Tires. Saturday, Sixpence None the Richer. Sunday, Peter Frampton, Eric Stuart. Monday, King's X, Podunk, Acumen Nation. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Earth Crisis, In Flames, Skinlab, Buried Alive. Thursday, Ratt, Warrant, L.A. Guns. Next Friday, August 11, Blue Floyd, Waystation, Indian's Summer. Next Saturday, August 12, 8:30 PM, Hello Dave, Nadas, Strain Busy Sky. 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.

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, Then Again, Johnny Mogambo Band, Re:boot. Saturday, "Fresh Tracks Band to Band Combat" with the Mark Watson Band, Gertrude, and Cycle Something. Wednesday, 9 PM, Anne Harris Band. Next Friday, August 11, Dave & Rae. Next Saturday, August 12, Michaelangelo. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Home Cookin'. Next Friday, August 11, Phil Barron Band. Next Saturday, August 12, Joe Higgins. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Friday, Eniquity. Saturday, Common Ground. Sunday, Dalrida. Wednesdays, Lootheads. 773-248-3600.

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

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

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Common Ground. Saturday, Bottle of Justus, Stu Remley Band, John Norton. Next Friday, August 11, Hoochie Suit, Plain Jane. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. 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, Rockin' Johnny, Turn On. Saturday, Rockit Girl, Tom Beeyachski Band, Alec G. Sunday, Mighty Joe. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Next Friday, August 11, Mighty Joe. Next Saturday, August 12, DMD, Andreas Modern Culture. Next Sunday, August 13, Stoli. 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, Grant Furr, Mr. Mirage, DJ Jay Too. Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Fuerza y Alma (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Thursday, 8:30 PM, DJ Riley "Big Time" Wimes (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM with Shim Sham). Next Friday, August 11, 10 PM, Highruallahs, Khalil, Triple Black. Next Saturday, August 12, Carlitos Rey. 773-528-3400.

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. Friday, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Saturday, Shakes. Sunday, Pete Special Band. Tuesday, Strain Busy Sky (no cover). Wednesday, Deep, Snapdragons. Next Friday, August 11, Ethyline. Next Saturday, August 12, Revolver (Beatle tribute band). 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJs Mark Grant & Justin Lloyd with percussionist Leddie Garcia. Saturday, Luke Solomon, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sunday, 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 12, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Next Sunday, August 13, 1-9 PM, Derrick Carter; 9 PM, DJs Brian G & Frique. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 4 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Stan Karcz. Saturday, 5 PM, Kathy Fry; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesday, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. Next Saturday, August 12, 5 PM, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Kathy Fry. 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 through Sunday, Sara Paretsky. Monday, Troy Neihart. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Peter Miletic. Next Friday, August 11, Chicago Rose. Next Saturday, August 12, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Friday and Sunday, Chicago Rose. Saturday, Phil Barron. Monday, Dave Allen. Tuesdays and Wednesday, Phil Barron. Thursday, Chicago Rose. Next Friday, August 11, Scott Holman. Next Saturday, August 12, Chicago Rose. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Merl Saunders & His Funky Friends, Bohola. Saturday, Ulele. Tuesday, Uncle John's Band. Wednesdays, MVP. Thursday, the Gruv, Imperial Mastadon, Recycled Future. Next Friday, August 11, Dave Zollo & the Body Electric. Next Saturday, August 12, Project/Object with Ike Willis (tribute to Frank Zappa). 773-404-9494.

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

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 10 PM, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Meg Lee Chin. Saturday, 7 PM, Blank Theory, Chevelle, Colonel Stem. Tuesday, 8 PM, Poi Dog Pondering, Madrid. Wednesday, 8 PM, Poi Dog Pondering, Brian Borden. Thursday, 9 PM, Terry Callier, Gilles Peterson, 8fatfat8. Next Friday, August 11, 7 PM, General Public, Danny Dean & the Homewreckers; 11 PM, Jose Nunez, Richard F., Mateo & Matos, Miss Honey Dijon. Next Saturday, August 12, 10 PM, Deep Sky, Christopher Lawrence, Nosmo, Geoffrey. 773-549-0203.

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

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

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

MISSION 209 E. Chicago, Elgin: DJs spin after 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Saturdays. 847-488-0320.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 Olmsted: DJs spin dance music Thursdays after 10 PM. 773-631-1223.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Friday, Strangest Places, Monkeys With Handguns, Third Estate. Saturday, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJs Ky & Joolz, DJ Agent Webb. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Next Friday, August 11, Big Wow, Dollar Love Plus. Next Saturday, August 12, Erich Allen Zann, Garden of Dreams, Dalet-Yod, Rachel's Surrender. Next Sunday, August 13, Olo, Jenny Choi. 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.

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. Sunday, 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, 11 PM, Rudresh Mahanthappa Quartet 2000, Kapsalis Trio. Saturday, 10 PM, Left Undone, Lemon. 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 11, 10 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Next Saturday, August 12, noon-7 PM, benefit concert with Shades of Grey & others. 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.

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, Bent, Differents. Saturday, Flowery Branch Davidians, Heroines, Helen Stellar & That That. Sunday, 7 PM, Big Breakfast; 10 PM, Prehistorics. Wednesday, Sara Ozmer. Thursday, B.B. Gun. Next Friday, August 11, Stock Boy. Next Saturday, August 12, Cedarcase. Next Sunday, August 13, 7 PM, Palms, Chris Maus; 10 PM, Iola Electric. 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. Next Sunday, August 13, 4 PM, Pelvic Delta, TS Soundz. 773-252-7767.

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

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.

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, DJs Colette & J-Dub. Saturday, Anthony Pappa, Walsh & Sommer. Thursdays, "Digdugg" with residents Derrick Carter, Josh Werner & 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. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. Next Friday, August 11, Squirt. Next Saturday, August 12, No Quartet (Led Zeppelin tribute band). 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, Kenny Roby (see Spot Check), Cary Hudson; 11 PM, Atomic Numbers, Jonny Polonsky. Saturday and Sunday, Summer on Southport (see Fairs & Festivals). Monday, 9 PM, Princeton Reverb Colonials, Paper Airline Pilots, Moto. Tuesday, 9 PM, Thamusemeant, Ticklepenny Corner. Wednesday, 9 PM, David Singer, Kil Howlie Day, Chapter F. Thursday, 9 PM, Pistol Whipped, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Hot Dog City. Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Charlie Robison; 10:30 PM, New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. Next Saturday, August 12, 10 PM, Daevid Allen & the University of Errors, Euphone. Next Sunday, August 13, 8 PM, Miga, Jen Wood. 773-525-2508.

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. 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. Saturday, DJ Mark Leventhal. Sundays, Fathom. Mondays, Sadar Bahar. Tuesdays, Diz. Thursdays, Tone B. Nimble. 773-278-7797.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 9:30 PM, xbxrx, Monotrona, Bobby Conn with Dartanyun, Monika BouBou, Susan D. & Colby Starck, Missing Tooth. 773-227-3617.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Roots Rock Society. Saturday, Downtime. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Miguel Migs. Saturday, DJ Michelle. 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. Thursday, Gilles Peterson, DJ V, DJ Prince, DJ Numinous Radio. Next Friday, August 11, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Next Saturday, August 12, DJ Heather, J-Dub. 773-549-4140.

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

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM nightly. Fridays, DJ Mark Hultmark (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge. Mondays, DJ Fancy spins disco, house, and hip-hop (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain. Thursdays, DJ Billy Seagrave (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Friday, DJs Simon Templar, Paulsen & Reese. Monday, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Tuesday, 8 PM, DJ Jes spins industrial & electronica (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thursday, 8 PM, Real Me, Emily Shrine. Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Stand Up Straight, Shuttlecocks. 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. Fridays, DJs Edmin & Fabian. Saturdays, DJs Monna & Seraphine. Wednesdays, DJ Fabian. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 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, Jennifer Peterson, John Mathie. Next Friday, August 11, Oh My God, Ghettobillies. Next Saturday, August 12, Rec Center, DJ 3rd Rail, DJ Precyse. 773-278-6600.

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

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, Plush Cargo, Diana Darby. Saturday, 9 PM, Rich Miller, Beki Hemingway. Sunday, 9 PM, Kat Parsons. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with the Ian Crockett Band. Thursday, Brad Peterson. Next Friday, August 11, Stefanie Fix, Ellen Rosner, Susan MacLean, Robin Pearl. Next Saturday, August 12, Mark Watson Band, Kathleen Hoye. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band. Monday, 10 PM, Chicago Rose & friends. 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, Vida Blues, Freshwater Collins. Saturday, Pinch, Whiskey Kitchen. Thursday, Dirk Diggler & His All-Star Band. Next Friday, August 11, Jaked. Next Saturday, August 12, Soulfix, 7 Day Run (no cover). 773-929-1300.

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

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM. Saturdays, open stage. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Flex Crew. Saturday, Zeleke, Dub Dis. Sundays, Gizzae. Monday, Zvooks. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Carl Brown. Thursday, Zeleke, U & I. Next Friday, August 11, Gizzae, DMB. Next Saturday, August 12, Baballo, Carl Brown. Next Sunday, August 13, Baballo. 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 9:30 PM. Thursdays, Uncle John's Band. 847-432-6430.

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

YVETTE 1206 N. State: Restaurant. Sundays, 7 PM, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, 7 PM, Ester Hana. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippin. Wednesdays, 8 PM, pianist Bob Solone. Thursdays, 8 PM, Faye Bolden. 312-280-1700.

ZANZIBAR Empress Casino, Empress Road between I-80 and Route 6, Joliet. Music at 8 PM. DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays; live bands perform Thursdays. 888-436-7737.

ZEBRA LOUNGE 1220 N. State: Piano bar with music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Tom Oman. Sundays, open jam session with Gary Filip & friends. Mondays, pianist Ruth Allen. Tuesdays, pianist Gary Filip. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Tom Oman. 312-642-5140.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

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

COWLILY Free concert. Thursday, August 10, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LAKE COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

LYLE LOVETT, NICKEL CREEK Thursday, August 10, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 773-722-5463 or 312-559-1212.

KRISTIN RONNE BAND Free concert. Next Friday, August 11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Saturday, Brushfire. 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, Trailers. Sunday, Can-Ky-Ree. Next Sunday, August 13, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. 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.

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

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

DUMAS WALKER'S BBQ PIT & FISH SHACK 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Saturday, 7 PM, DJ Wild Bill Garcia. 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: Saturday, 10 PM, Napper Tandy. Tuesday, 9 PM, Joey Edwin. 312-836-0066.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, Diana Darby. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, 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: Friday, 11 PM, Doug Hoekstra (see Spot Check). Saturday, 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. Saturday, Johnny Gleason, Ted Healy. Next Friday, August 11, Jeff Ward. Next Saturday, August 12, Dyed in the Wool. 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, Anish (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Next Saturday, August 12, Alice Peacock. 847-940-7134.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday and Sunday, Summer on Southport (see Fairs & Festivals). Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Charlie Robison. 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, Kristin Lems. Next Friday, August 11, Joe Higgins. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. Next Saturday, August 12, Kathleen Hoye. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Friday, 9:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music's Women's Rock Ensemble. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, August 12, 10 PM, Kevin So. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHORD ON BLUES FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

FOREST VIEW EXPRESS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

LYNNE JORDAN & THE SHIVERS in a free concert. Monday, 7 PM, Giddings Plaza, 4700 N. Lincoln. 773-728-3890.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ALIBI LOUNGE 201 S. 25th Ave., Bellwood: Next Friday, August 11, 7 PM, memorial benefit for Robert Mell with Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose, Ultimate Touch Band, Pat Smillie Band, Mary Lane & the No Static Blues Band, Willie D. & the All-Stars & special guests. 708-547-0879.

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

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Chris Reilly. Saturday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Next Friday, August 11, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Next Saturday, August 12, Willie Higgins & the Mob. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Monday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Zora Young Blues Band. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Allen Batts Blues Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Carlos Johnson & the Serious Blues Band. Saturday, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. Sunday, Gloria Thompson Rodgers. Monday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Tuesday, Chico Banks. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Next Friday, August 11, John Primer & the Real Deal. Next Saturday, August 12, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 773-528-1012.

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. Saturday, Fruteland Jackson. 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, Bucktown BBQ Boys (no cover); 9:30 PM, Billy Branch, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Saturday, James Harman, Ken Saydak. Sunday, Jimmy Johnson. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Wednesday, Matthew Skoller. Thursday, Dion Payton. Next Friday, August 11, 5:30 PM, Harmonica Hines (no cover); 9:30 PM, Boozoo Chavis, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Next Saturday, August 12, Guitar Shorty, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 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, Saturday, Monday, and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM on weekends. Friday through Sunday, Chord on Blues Festival 2000 (see Fairs & Festivals). Next Friday, August 11, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Next Saturday, August 12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. 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: 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.

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, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby. Saturday, 5 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Chubby Carrier. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, Marty Sammon. Tuesday, Roy Hytower. Wednesday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Thursday, Johnny Rawls (see Critic's Choice). Next Friday, August 11, 5 PM, Nick Moss; 9:30 PM, Skeeter Brandon. Next Saturday, August 12, 5 PM, Dave Weld; 9:30 PM, Shawn Pittman. 312-266-2400.

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

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Saturday, August 12, 9:30 PM, Siegel-Schwall Blues Band. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Carl Davis Band. Next Saturday, August 12, Redeye Express with Dawn Sheridan. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Downtown Charlie Brown Blues Band. Next Saturday, August 12, Sally Weisenburg & His Famous Sidemen. 630-416-4898.

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

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, August 12, 9:30 PM, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. 708-484-3610.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 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 and Saturday, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Wednesday, Joe Moss. Thursday, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Next Friday, August 11, Chicago Red Hots. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Home Cookin'. Saturday, Half Blind Mike & the Seeing-Eye Dogs. Next Friday, August 11, Phil Barron Band. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, A.C. Reed, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers, Kid Dynamite. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Nellie Travis, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Masheen Company with Delores Scott. Saturday, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sundays, 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth 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: No cover. Next Friday, August 11, 4 PM, Arthur Lee. 773-384-1040.

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

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Jeff Zak & the Cold Shot Band. Next Friday, August 11, Tony Rome & the Wanderers. 708-863-2000.

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

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Saturday, Matthew Skoller Band. Next Saturday, August 12, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Wednesday, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. Next Friday, August 11, Roy Hytower. Next Saturday, August 12, John Primer. 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: Sunday, 4 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-423-1188.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Lonnie Brooks. Mondays, 8:30 PM, open blues jam hosted by Blue Heat. 630-543-3101.

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, August 11, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Next Saturday, August 12, Little Mack Simmons with Lorenzo Thompson & the Next Generation Blues Band. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesday, Studebaker John. Thursday, Dave Specter. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, August 11, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Saturday, August 12, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars with Dave Myers. Saturday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Next Saturday, August 12, 8 PM, Janvier Jones. 708-922-9950.

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

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

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 10 PM, Mitchell Turner. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open blues jam with Matthew Skoller Band. 773-271-0401.

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

RUBEN ALVAREZ, DAVID HERNANDEZ, GALLERY 37 LATIN JAZZ BAND WITH TITO CARRILLO & FABIAN SALDA--A Free concert entitled "Raices y Sueños" depicting the musical and social history of Humboldt Park. Next Friday, August 11, 7 PM, Humboldt Park Stables, 3015 W. Division. 312-742-1421 or 312-427-1676.

WALTER CARTWRIGHT'S BIG BAND Next Sunday, August 13, 2:30 PM, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted. 312-747-6921.

CHICAGO YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE performs Cuban Fire Suite. Free admission. Next Saturday, August 12, noon, Columbia College Chicago Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6322.

NICK COLIONNE Thursday, August 10, 5:30 PM, courtyard at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

NICK COLIONNE performs aboard the Rock the River cruise. Next Saturday, August 12, departing at 9 PM from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 312-222-3917.

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

BRIAN CULBERTSON, MARC ANTOINE, STEVE COLE Next Saturday, August 12, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO Free admission. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

GEORGE GOETSCHEL Free in-store piano performance. Friday, 3 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 2 PM, Takara Designs Boutique, 2823 N. Lincoln. 773-388-1978.

GRAND AVENUE BIG BAND Free concert. Thursday, August 10, noon, Millennium Plaza, South Stolp between Galena Blvd. and Downer Place, Aurora. 630-844-3640.

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

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

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Free concert. Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

JOAN HICKEY TRIO Friday, 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; Thursday, August 10, features a tribute to Bill Evans with Borla, Clayton, Niemack, Standifer, and Dan Haerle, Bob Bowman, Jack Mouse, and Jeanfrancois Prins. Friday, Saturday, and Monday through Thursday, 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." Friday, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

JAZZ UNITES JAZZFEST 2000 See Fairs & Festivals.

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

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

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

PETER LERNER Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

MICHAEL MASON EXPLORATORY ENSEMBLE Free concert. Tuesday, 7 PM, Fishel Park Bandshell, Highland and Grove, Downers Grove. 773-281-8510.

JON MENGES QUARTET Free concerts. Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999. Next Sunday, August 13, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

MOTHRA Free concert. Next Friday, August 11, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

ANNE PRINGLE & MARK BURNELL Free performance. Next Saturday, August 12, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MATT ROSS QUARTET Free performance. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DON SADOFSKY'S REVOLUTIONARY SWING ORCHESTRA Free admission. Wednesday, 7 PM, Portage Park, 4100 N. Long. 312-747-1430.

JAMES SANDERS QUARTET Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUTH SHORE YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Tuesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

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

LIBBY YORK ENSEMBLE Free concert. Friday, 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. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Ellington Dynasty/Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Jim Ryan Quintet with Bobby Lewis, Pat Mallinger, Thomas Kini & Jeff Stitely; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, August 11, noon, Eric Schneider, John Watson, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, August 12, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Betty Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

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

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Friday and Saturday, Danny Lerman. Sunday through next Saturday, August 12, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 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, Bob Baglione Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, August 10, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday, 5:30-9 PM, Allyssa Jones & Kelly Brand. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. Next Friday, August 11, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet. 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 Braugham & Don Stille. Next Friday, August 11, Bob Centano 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, Ken Vandermark/Kyle Hernandez/Adam Vida Trio. Wednesday, Weary Already of the Way, Matt Bauder & Jeb Bishop. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Airborne. Next Saturday, August 12, Dave Gessner Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Friday, August 11, Jeff Gilmore Group. Next Saturday, August 12, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Guy Fricano Big Band. Next Sunday, August 13, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Monday, 9 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: Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Matt Ross Quartet. 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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. Thursday, 9 PM, Bob Perna & Persistance. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sueños; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Jennifer Graham Sextet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Monday, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Frank Portolese Trio. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, August 11, Ron Perillo Quartet. Next Saturday, August 12, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. 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, Ptsh. Wednesday, 8 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band, Peking Turtle. Next Friday, August 11, 9 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. 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, Sir Charles Thompson Quartet. Monday, 8:30 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tuesday through next Sunday, August 13, James Moody Quartet. 312-670-2473.

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

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Saturday, 10 PM, Hunter Adams Jazz Explosion. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Henry Johnson Quartet. Monday, Marie Alexandre. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursday, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, Henry Johnson Organ 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, Dan Farris Quartet. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, Mueller Group. 847-358-4900.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 7 PM, Janice Misurell Mitchell, Sandra Binion Performance Group, Phil Mosberg Trio. Next Sunday, August 13, 7 PM, Ixat with Dan McCoy, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Kyle Bruckmann, Josh Bartos & Justin Rounds. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 11 PM, Rudresh Mahanthappa Quartet 2000, Kapsalis Trio. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Chris Greene & New Perspective. 773-489-0011.

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, Dave Flippo Trio. Saturday, John Fournier Quintet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thursdays, Don Stiernberg Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, David Young & New Republic. 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, Elijah Levi Trio. Saturday, Mark Fechner Experience. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, August 11, Frank Portolese Quartet. Next Saturday, August 12, Michael Thorn Trio. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Ted Sirota/Janvier Jones Quartet. Saturday, Jackie Allen Quartet. Sunday, Elaine Dame Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday, August 11, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Next Saturday, August 12, Steve Million Quartet. Next Sunday, August 13, Alison Ruble Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Franz Jackson Quartet, Jesse Scinto Trio. Tuesday, Dana Lawrence. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, August 11, Rankinfyle. Next Saturday, August 12, Ron Surace Trio, Yoko Noge Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Maureen Christine Quartet. Next Sunday, August 13, Mike Knaupf. 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. Saturday, Claudia Stefanski & Dave Baney. Next Friday, August 11, Claudia Stefanski & Dennis Sonnenberg. 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. Friday, 9:30 PM, Maralyn Gaza Quartet. 312-467-1600.

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

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Sunday, Juli Wood. 312-527-2722.

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Next Sunday, August 13, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Thursdays, Paul Coscino Organ Trio. 773-772-6656.

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Saturday, 8 PM, Stew's Brew. Sunday, 2 PM, Rob Denty (no cover). 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. Saturdays, Mark O'Connor 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 and next Saturday, August 12, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Rob Denty Duo. Thursday, Kevin Kizer 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 10, 8-10 PM, Summer Kwai Trio. 708-771-3063.

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

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

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Hal Atterbury Ensemble. Saturday, Don Lewis Quartet. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Velvet Lounge Inside/Outside Band with pianist Jodie Christian, trumpeter Walter Henderson, alto saxist Dennis Winslett, bassist Mendi & percussionist Tony Walton. Thursday, saxophonist Edwin Daugherty. Next Friday, August 11, Tim Aubuchon Trio. Next Saturday, August 12, Douglas Ewart Ensemble with Tatsu Aoki. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. 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

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

AZUKAR performs Afro-Cuban pimba 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.

CARIFETE KICKOFF 2000: CARNIVAL ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN Free program features the Sacal Pan Ensemble with Clyde George (tribute to Lord Kitchener) at 1 PM; Sundance Production dance ensemble at 2 PM; and a comparsa of masqueraded musicians and dancers at 3 PM. Next Saturday, August 12, 1-5 PM, Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-744-6630.

DUVO, JOZSEF SALAMON Dinner and dance features Carpathian village music. Friday, 8 PM (preceded by dinner at 7:30 PM), Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer. 773-493-2201.

HUUN-HUUR-TU See Spot Check. Saturday, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NELSON SOSA BAND Next Friday and Sunday, August 11 and 13, 1 and 3 PM, and next Saturday, August 12, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

ALI FARKA TOURE, AFEL BOCOUM See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Friday, noon and 2 PM, Saturday and next Saturday, August 12, 1 and 3 PM, and Sunday and next Friday and Sunday, August 11 and 13, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Exhibit, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TRIO LOS CHALANES Friday and Sunday, 1 and 3 PM, and Saturday, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

WENDO KOLOSOY performs Congolese rumba at Chicago Summerdance. See Critic's Choice. 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.

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.

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, August 10, 9 PM, Jesus Enriquez y Su Orquesta, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, Willie Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Las Guitarras de España. 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.

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.

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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Charlie Robison; 10:30 PM, New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. 773-525-2508.

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

JAMES BAER guitar, in a free program of contemporary composers. Next Saturday, August 12, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

BLAENAVON MALE VOICE CHOIR in a free concert. Monday, 7:30 PM, St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster. 773-325-1039.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free recital (Schumann, Bach). Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Friday, 8 PM, Roberto Abbado, conductor, with pianist Andre Watts (Mozart, Liszt, Mahler). Saturday, 8 PM, Roberto Abbado, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Wagner, Mozart, Brahms). Sunday, 7 PM, Jun Markl, conductor, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson (Khatchaturian, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak). Next Friday, August 11, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with soprano Deborah Voigt (Wagner, R. Strauss, Schumann, Wagner). Next Saturday, August 12, 8 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Mark O'Connor (Smetana, O'Connor, Tchaikovsky, Ravel). Next Sunday, August 13, 7 PM, Christoph Eschenbach, conductor, with violinist Gil Shaham and cellist Jian Wang in an all-Brahms program. 847-266-5100.

CHOIR OF KINGS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE (Bach, Mozart, Brahms). Thursday, August 10, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

ANA FAU piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Ginastera). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Friday, 7:30 PM, David Shallon, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton (Hanson, Berg, Brahms). Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 PM, Stefan Sanderslin, conductor, with oboist Jonathon Fischer (Griffes, Rochberg, Dvorak). Wednesday and next Friday, August 11, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with pianist John Browning (Barber, R. Strauss, Bernstein). Next Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, mezzo-soprano Tracy Mould Watson, and bass Bruce Hall (Schoenberg, Beethoven). 312-742-4763.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Next Sunday, August 13, 4 PM, Mary Gifford. 312-664-6963.

MEMBERS OF THE LYRIC OPERA CENTER FOR AMERICAN ARTISTS perform opera excerpts (Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Massenet). Sunday, 2 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-827-5925.

SUSANNE MENTZER mezzo-soprano, with pianist Craig Rutenberg in a program of women composers (Larsen, C. Schumann, A. Mahler, L. Boulanger, and others). See Critic's Choice. Monday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WARREN MOULTON, RODNEY STAPLETON, LISA MAATOUK, AND GABRIELLA SCANU tenor, bass, soprano, and piano, in a free program (Herbert, Kern, Massenet, Menotti, Mozart, Puccini, J. Strauss, Verdi). Sunday, 3 PM, St. Monica Church, 5136 N. Nottingham. 773-761-1661.

THE OPERA FACTORY Philip J. Bauman conducts a zarzuela program featuring Pascual Olivera and Angela del Moral. Saturday, 8 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-761-1334 or 312-902-1500.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Prokofiev, Chopin). Next Sunday, August 13, 6 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 9849 S. Winchester. 773-445-5300.

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. Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Hubble Middle School, Roosevelt and Naperville Rds., Wheaton. 630-790-1430.

WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by Georg Fritzsch with horn soloist James Sommerville. Next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, 8 PM, Woodstock Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by violinist Mark Peskanov. 815-338-5300.

fairs & festivals

BELIZE DAY IN THE PARK Washington Park, 56th and Payne Dr.: Sunday, 10 AM-9 PM, DJ Pandy, Wheaton Christian Center Choir, Grace Chapel Drumming with Mrs. Edwards, Sofa King, Belizean Vibes, Misty, Randolph Coleman & others. 773-719-8735.

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

CHORD ON BLUES FESTIVAL First and Main, Saint Charles: Friday, 7 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys; 9 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks; 11:15 PM, Anthony Gomes. Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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.

ENGLEWOOD/GAGE PARK/NEW CITY/BACK OF THE YARDS FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St.: Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM, St. John's Evangelist Church Choir, Sixteenth Ward Children's Choir, LaDonna Hill & others; 3:30-8 PM, Awesome, M.I.S., Raw, Buster Daniel, Byyo-bozs, Dra & others. 773-918-1670.

GENRAL PATTON CD RELEASE BLOCK PARTY Oakley between Armitage and McLean: Next Saturday, August 12, noon, Skor; 12:30 PM, Laura Braun; 1 PM, Scott Bailey; 1:30 PM, Frenchie; 2 PM, Nancy Connelly & Mike Lee; 2:30 PM, Musker; 3 PM, Rocky; 3:30 PM, Brother George; 4 PM, Sybil Dorito; 4:30 PM, Scottish; 5 PM, Heavy Mental; 6 PM, Sister Child; 7 PM, Genral Patton & His Privates; 8 PM, Sara Hollister Band; 9 PM, Slave Ship. 708-795-1146.

JAZZ UNITES JAZZFEST 2000 South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.: Saturday, 1 PM, South Shore Youth Jazz Ensemble; 2 PM, Flippomusic Globaljazz; 3 PM, Joan Collaso with the Larry Hanks Trio; 4 PM, Five After Five; 5 PM, Jimmy Dawkins; 6 PM, Kenny Burrell, Ernie Andrews & Willie Pickens; 7 PM, Arturo Sandoval. Sunday, 1 PM, Don Greene; 2 PM, A.C. Reed; 3 PM, Sherry Scott; 4 PM, Peter Lerner Quartet; 5 PM, Rene Marie (see Critic's Choice); 6 PM, Jon Faddis with the Jodie Christian Trio; 7 PM, Jimmy Smith Quartet. 773-734-2000.

LAKE COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL presents music on several stages in Paulus Park, Rte. 12 north of Rte. 22, Lake Zurich: Sunday, 11 AM, songwriting competition finalists; noon, Judy Robinson; 12:20 PM, Bob Longmire; 12:30 PM, Calico, Small Potatoes, Don Stiernberg, Schneider & Oorts; 12:40 PM, Ouedia; 1 PM, Bob Gand & Lana Rae; 1:15 PM, Innisfree, Bill Robinson & friends; 1:20 PM, the Nowakowskis; 1:30 PM, Tricia Alexander; 1:40 PM, Cat Catalani; 2 PM, Steve Schneider & Paul Oorts, Dan Zahn & Chis McNamara; 2:20 PM, Kate Moretti & Deb Firak; 2:30 PM, Bob Longmire; 2:40 PM, Joe Barth; 2:45 PM, Tricia Alexander; 3 PM, Marcia Krieger; 3:20 PM, Chuck Vandervennet; 3:30 PM, Don Stiernberg Trio, Schneider & Oorts; 3:40 PM, Shank's Pony; 4 PM, Amy Beth; 4:15 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong; 4:20 PM, Keith Johnson & Judy Matzen; 4:40 PM, Bill Wilkinson; 4:45 PM, all instrument jam; 5 PM, Small Potatoes, Darwin & Marv; 5:45 PM, Tom Paxton. Festival also features workshops, song circles, dance performances, and children's entertainment. 847-949-5355.

NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS Halsted between Belmont and Addison: Saturday, noon, Evil Beaver, Trippin' Billies, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames; 12:30 PM, Half Mad Poet; 1 PM, Barnes; 1:30 PM, Stewed Tomatoes, Phat Planet; 2 PM, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers; 2:20 PM, Ripley Caine; 3 PM, 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. Sunday, noon, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, A.J. Rosales; 12:30 PM, Telstar; 1 PM, Halcyon; 1:30 PM, Left Undone; 2 PM, Ellen Rosner; 2:30 PM, Pelvic Delta; 3 PM, Sonia, Juleps; 4 PM, Honey West & Russ Long, Petra Luna; 4:40 PM, Girls of Spin; 5 PM, Spies Who Surf, 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.

OLDTIMERS OF LILYDALE 18TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St.: Saturday, noon-5 PM, Grady Johnson Quartet, Ze Inner Urge Jazz Society with Larry Dunn, Monroe Nash & Betty Cosey. 773-568-1172.

ORIGINAL OLDTIMERS OF LILYDALE FESTIVAL Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th: Saturday, 2-5 PM, Grady Johnson Quartet & others. 773-568-1172.

OZ FESTIVAL Lincoln Park, Cannon Dr. south of Fullerton: Friday, 6:30 PM, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson; 8

PM, Mighty Blue Kings. Saturday, 1 PM, Happiness Club; 2:15 PM, Heatersons; 4 PM, Underwater People; 6 PM, Lowen & Navarro; 8 PM, Webb Wilder. Sunday, 5 PM, Marty Lloyd Band; 6 PM, Gas Giants. Festival also features entertainment for children. 312-409-5466.

PAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL Soldier Field, 425 E. McFetridge: Sunday, noon-11 PM, Jaguares, Paco Barron y los Norteños Clan, Grupo Exterminador, Branda La Costeña, La India, Rey Ruiz, Patrick Shannon, Dominic. 312-421-5272.

RETRO ON ROSCOE Roscoe and Damen: Next Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, noon-10 PM, Mighty Blue Kings, Mr. Blotto, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Johnny Socko, Afrodisiacs, Quantum Leap. 773-665-4682.

ROCK THE RIVER Pioneer Court, 435 N. Michigan: Next Friday, August 11, 5 PM, Moods; 6:15 PM, FunkAmongUs; 7:30 PM, Fat Time; 8:30 PM, Morris Day & the Time. Next Saturday, August 12, 2:30 PM, D.M.D.; 3:45 PM, Babaloo; 5:15 PM, Zeleke with U & I; 6:30 PM, Robbie Fulks; 8 PM, Wilco. 773-472-9046.

ST. ANDREW SUMMERFEST St. Andrew Church, 3546 N. Paulina: Friday, 7-11 PM, Van Go, Smokehouse Jazz. Saturday, 5-11 PM, Smokehouse Jazz, Common Ground. Sunday, noon-10 PM, Nino Folino, Elvis impersonator Michael Kennedy. 773-525-3016.

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

SUMMER ON SOUTHPORT in the parking lot of Schubas, 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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 LOGAN SQUARE Milwaukee and Logan: Friday, 3:45 PM, Karmeron Fry; 4:45 PM, Paulino; 5:45 PM, Petra Luna; 6:15 PM, Grupo Fuerte Impacto; 7 PM, Adalberto Santiago; 8 PM, Domingo Quinones. Saturday, 1:30 PM, Miguel Condes; 2 PM, Planeta de Crystal; 2:30 PM, La Fuerza Secreta; 3 PM, William Garcia; 3:15 PM, Praise & Rappers; 4 PM, Tokyo Expando; 4:15 PM, Deana's House; 5 PM, Viva la Gente; 5:15 PM, Dashred; 6 PM, Jesus Enrique; 7 PM, Aruba; 8 PM, Rafy Irizarry. Sunday, 1

PM, Daniel Valentin; 1:30 PM, Isaac & Hector; 2:30 PM, Grupo Fuerte; 3 PM, Grupo Fuerta Impacto; 3:15 PM, Pulsation; 4 PM, Viva la Gente; 4:15 PM, Eden; 5 PM, Karmeron Fry; 5:15 PM, Rico; 6 PM, Ricky Porrata; 6:15 PM, GTO; 8 PM, Merenbanda. 773-276-3535.

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 11, 8 PM, Saturday and next Saturday, August 12, 5 and 8 PM, and Sunday and next Sunday, August 13, 6 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

MAGGIE BROWN & FRIENDS, JOSH WHITE JR. perform at "Kaleidoscope: A Family Day." Next Saturday, August 12, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, Michigan and Adams. 312-857-7161.

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

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

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.

MINIANKA DRUM & DANCE ENSEMBLE Sunday and next Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, 1 and 3 PM, Special Events Arena, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND performs campus marches. Thursday, August 10, 7:30 PM, Central Park, Jefferson & Washington, Naperville. 630-778-9994.

TRICIA SEBASTION Free in-store children's performance. Wednesday, 10 AM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1701 Sherman, Evanston. 708-328-0883.

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Friday through Sunday, and next Friday through Sunday, August 11 through 13, noon and 2 PM, Special Events Area, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

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

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