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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

A PERFECT CIRCLE, SUNNA Sold out. Next Sunday, August 27, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA, DESTINY'S CHILD, SOUL DECISION, FAZE 4 Saturday, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Next Saturday, August 26, 6:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

NICHOLAS BARRON Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

RAQUEL BITTON Tribute to Edith Piaf; see Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

BRUCE COCKBURN, JANIS IAN, WILLY PORTER Next Saturday, August 26, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

STEVE COOPER 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.

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

RALPH COVERT, ROB NEWHOUSE Free tribute to Elvis Costello. Thursday, August 24, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

COWBOY MOUTH, SHANNON CURFMAN Benefit for Lincoln Park Zoo. Next Friday, August 25, 7 PM, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon Dr. 312-742-2283.

CLAY CROSSE, NICHOLE NORDIMAN, ZOEGIRL Sunday, 6 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

DEJAE, MYSTIC BILL, JUSTIN LONG Next Saturday, August 26, 8 PM-3 AM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

FAT TIME Thursday, August 24, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, LINDA EDER Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, MACEO PARKER, UMPHREY'S McGEE Sunday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES Tuesday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

FOUR TOPS Thursday, August 24, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

JOHN FOURNIER Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre, Piper's Alley, 1608 N. Wells. 312-337-3992.

FRISBIE Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 26, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ZEN GRODECKI Free concert. Thursday, August 24, 7 PM, Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. 312-742-7511.

HANDSOME FAMILY Free concert. Saturday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BEKI HEMINGWAY Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

IRON MAIDEN, QUEENSRYCHE, HALFORD Next Friday, August 25, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

DIANE IZZO Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

JOSIE Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, August 27, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

CHAKA KHAN Next Sunday, August 27, 7:30 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

WILL KRUGER Free concert. Friday, 7:30 PM, Wesley Tabernacle, Des Plaines Methodist Camp, 1250 Campground Rd., Des Plaines. 877-376-8624.

FEMI KUTI with DJ Hide and DJ Warp. Friday, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

K.D. LANG, SHELBY LYNNE Saturday, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2370 or 312-559-1212.

ARTHUR LEE Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

LIFE IN THE GARDEN Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DAVID GRAY Saturday and Sunday, 7 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

MAXIMUM ROCK TOUR with Motley Crue, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Friday, 10 AM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212. Sunday, 10 AM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

CAMERON McGILL Free in-store performance. Saturday, 4 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MIGA Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

CHRIS MILLS Free performances. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2525 N. Clark. 773-525-6231. Next Sunday, August 27, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

ONE WAY STREET Free concert. Sunday, 4 PM, Ravenswood Manor

Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421. Monday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

PAPA ROACH, (HED) PLANET EARTH Sold out. Next Friday, August 26, 7 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

ALICE PEACOCK Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1001 W. North. 312-255-1352.

PLANET BASS III See Fairs & Festivals.

REBEL RADIO BENEFIT CONCERT with Five Pointe 0, Infamous, and others. Saturday, noon, World Dome, 87th St. and 78th Ave., Bridgeview. 708-598-9190.

C.C. RIDER performs at an ice cream social. Saturday, 1-4 PM, Coatsworth Senior Center, 124 S. Main, Galena. 815-777-9129.

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

ROCKIN' SOUL BAND Free concert. Sunday, 7 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

JONATHAN RUNDMAN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SANTANA, EVERLAST, O'NIT Saturday, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park; sold out. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

RAY SASSETTI ORCHESTRA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Sunday, August 27, 3 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 2 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SAVAGE GARDEN, KINA See Spot Check. Friday, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2370 or 312-559-1212.

SCAPEGOAT Free concert. Sunday, 2 PM, Ravenswood Manor Park, Manor & Eastwood. 773-463-8166 or 773-271-7127.

SECOND HAND POETS Free performance. Next Saturday, August 26, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

F.M. SMITH & ROB BONACCORSI Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

SMUSHIES Free performance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

STYX, ENUFF Z'NUFF Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

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

TETSUO 303 Shade Free DJ music event with Adonis, Curtis McClain, Full House, Robert Armani, Reid Speed, Traxx, Acidman, 3D, Ricky Bradshaw, Ryback, Chyna Queen of the Jungle & Deadly Syn, Jes One, Abducted & Sabin, Brandon S., Juice, D.M.T. & others. Next Saturday, August 26, location to be announced. 312-458-9144.

TERRE THAEMLITZ performs as "DJ Sprinkles" at the Chicago Underground Film Festival kickoff party; see Spot Check. Friday, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Theatres, 418 S. Michigan. 312-939-3700 or 773-866-8660.

THIS IS THIS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 26, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

VAN GO Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, August 26, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

WATCHA TOUR 2000 with Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Aterciopelados, A.N.I.M.A.L., and Latin Froz. Friday, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

BRADLEY YOUNG ROCK 'N' ROLL SOUL BIG BAND Sunday, 7 PM, front lawn, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3311.

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clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Mr. Blotto. Saturday, Yonder Mountain String Band. Wednesday, Corn Meal. 773-478-4408.

ABNER'S YARD 3527 N. Clark: Music after 10 PM. 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.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Waco Brothers, Tijuana Hercules. Saturday, Polkaholics, I Love You Rich, Mushuganas. Sunday, 7 PM, Randy Lee, Tom Dundee, Fred Campo. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, the Help, Tundra Survey. Thursday, Radio Slave, Frizzy Lid. Next Friday, August 25, Bondo, Quasar Wut-Wut, Pedal Steel Transmission. Next Saturday, August 26, Map of July, Fuse. 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, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesdays, DJ Spin & Steve Prisma. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thursday, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes, Devil in a Woodpile, Rebel Rousers. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Rectangle, Fluent Blue, Berber. Saturday, Hammerlane, CMD. Thursday, Secret Police, Int'l Criminals, Butane Five. Next Friday, August 25, Dago Red, Wotan, Them Ranch, Means. Next Saturday, August 26, Gouda, Detholz, Long Division. 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, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, DJ Anacron. Wednesdays, DJ Proppa Bear, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, Colette. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and 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. Saturday, Jennifer Holliday. 312-944-2200.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Blue Watusis. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Wednesdays, DJ Mike Kandel. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Friday, American Slang. Saturday, Dick Ourada. Next Saturday, August 26, Max Utmost. 708-387-0050.

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. Saturday, Cash Audio. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. Next Saturday, August 26, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Little Richards Polka Band. Next Friday, August 25, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, August 24, Underwater People. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Friday, DJ Chris Cox. 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. Next Saturday, August 26, DJs Lulu & Hugo. 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, DJs spin drum & bass. Thursdays, DJs 33 1/3, Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. 312-266-1200.

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

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. Friday, DJs Ben & Aret. 773-489-0379.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Saturday, 11 PM, Ray Silkman. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton; midnight, dance music with DJ House. Thursdays, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Emperor Jones. Saturday, Udi Subudi, Last Drag, Mark Watson Band. Next Friday, August 25, Jack Straw. Next Saturday, August 26, Ripley Caine, Antje. 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. Thursday through next Saturday, August 26, Zydeco Bon Ton. 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. Saturdays, DJs Teri Bristol & Psycho Bitch. Sundays, DJs Teri Bristol & Earl Pleasure. Thursday, Derrick May, Angel Alanis, Lottie. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Johnny Socko, Saps. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Domestic Problems, Sine the Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Matthew McBride Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on Wednesdays, 10 PM on Thursdays. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Saturday, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Wednesdays, Afrodisiacs. 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, Sally Schleker; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark & Jack Short. Saturday, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sunday, 7 PM, Sally Schleker. Wednesday, 8 PM, Margaret Dill. Thursday, 7 PM, Kat Taylor. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Margaret Dill; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark & Jack Short. Next Saturday, August 26, 8 PM, Kat Taylor; 10:30 PM, Margaret Dill. Next Sunday, August 27, 7 PM, Kat Taylor. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays, 8 PM, Mark Burnell. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, DJs Jason & Craig. Monday, DJ Kathy spins punk. Tuesday, DJ Chris Meyer. Thursday, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Sundays and Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. Wednesdays, Take 5. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Dolly Varden, Webstirs, Crackpot. Saturday, 10 PM, the Bomb, Arrivals, Callahan. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Hustler, Woolworthy, Textbook. Thursday, 9 PM, TRS-80, Entertainment, Stereotypes. Next Friday, August 25, 10 PM, Fu Manchu, Speedealer, Workhorse Movement. Next Saturday, August 26, Premium, Made to Fade, Pistolero, Gayle Ritt. 773-489-3160.

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

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Friday, DJs spin bhangra, Hindi, hip-hop & house. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Neill & Adrian. Thursday, Mr. Meyers Band. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Insomnia. Saturday, Tall Grass Musicians. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, August 25, Cats Under the Stars. Next Saturday, August 26, Pirates Over 40. 815-356-9980.

DULCE VIDA CAFE 1338 W. Madison: Fridays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs spin with MCs Neo Nate & Gypsy (open mike starts at 9 PM; no cover). 312-666-1920.

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, Turnstyles, Torben Floor, David Colley, Matt McBride. Saturday, Caviar, Bottle of Justus, Critics. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesday, Rubber. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Next Friday, August 25, Dogs Undecided, Matt McBride. Next Saturday, August 26, Peacefreak, Jack Fife. Next Sunday, August 27, 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, Giant Step, Urban Rock Stars, Summerhouse. Saturday, Shaista Bosch, Big Daddy Roaches, Blue Marvin, Riddle Me This. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, Lexie Bloor Band, Temple. Tuesday, Double Helix, Drongo, Big Wow. Wednesday, Aljala, Coach Feo. Thursday, Aftergrace, Dirty Harry. Next Friday, August 25, Mabel Mabel, Snake Oil, Chapter F. Next Saturday, August 26, Park, Ebb-n-flow, Jyv. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Emperor Penguin, Lynx, Runner. Saturday, Bob Log III, the Causey Way, Dirty Robbers. Sunday, Pillowmints, Textbook, La Makita Soma. Monday, 9:30 PM, the Motion, Fawns, Negligents. Thursday, Demolition Doll Rods, Competitorr (see Spot Check). Next Friday, August 25, Gaza Strippers, Bantam Rooster, Tuuli. Next Sunday, August 27, Enon, the Race, Starlight Mints. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 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 COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Next Friday, August 25, Holly Has a Farm. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. 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.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Next Saturday, August 26, Li'l Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. 312-266-2400.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Bands play after 2 PM Saturdays and Sundays and 9 PM Wednesdays through Fridays. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ Lou. 847-587-9677.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, Flat Broke. Saturday, Soul Bone. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, August 26, 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 Demetri Nocturnal, DJ Christopher Robin. Saturday, Frique & Majid. Thursdays, DJs Noleian & Brian Borden. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Frenzal Rhomb, Telegraph, Naked & Happy, Bitchy. Saturday, 5 PM, Toucan Slam, Conways, Urban Idols, Mixelprix, El Secondhand; 9 PM, Three Dollar Bill (see Spot Check), Kelly 18, Stranger Steals. Sunday, 5 PM, Boris the Sprinkler, Ambition Mission, Mexican Cheerleader, Hotlips Messiah. Tuesday, 7 PM, Casket Lottery, Waxwings, Euclid, River City High. Wednesday, 7 PM, Charlie Brown Gets a Valentine. Thursday, Knucklehead. Next Friday, August 25, 6 PM, Avail, Leatherface, Dillinger Four; 10 PM, Phantom Three, Mashers, Dementia 13. Next Saturday, August 26, 7 PM, Hey Mercedes, Camden, Mount Saint Helens, DJ Rock Roy. Next Sunday, August 27, 4 PM, Off Minor, Book Lie, Usurp Synapse; 7 PM, Samian, Story So Far, Honor System. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thursday, August 24, 9 PM, Rosie Flores & Sonny Burgess, Croonin' Kurt & the Hi Geared Combo. Next Saturday, August 26, 10 PM, Riptones, Teddy Morgan & the Pistolas. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Youngblood Brass Band. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Thursday, August 24, John McHugh & Co. Next Saturday, August 26, Contractions. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Old Dogs, New Tricks. Next Saturday, August 26, Flashpoint. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Friday, August 25, Bottle of Justus with Lavendar Angel. Next Saturday, August 26, Public I. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 9 PM, Bomb Pop, Red Elephant (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ Andre Harris. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Heavy Mental, Baby Scream Bizarre. Saturday, Justin Planasch, Downpours, Bonfire Mechanics. Next Friday, August 25, Last Drag, Sibyl. Next Saturday, August 26, Akela. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West. Saturdays, 10 PM, Mark Farris. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike with Michael McAssey. Monday, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9:30 PM, benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with members of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a cabaret performance accompanied by Lex McCauley. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thursday, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 7:30 PM, Alexandra Billings; 9 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Saturday, 10 PM, Michael McAssey & Bobby Beech. Sunday, 5 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Michael McAssey & Bobby Beech. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 9:30 PM, Kathryn Payne. Next Friday, August 25, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Next Saturday, August 26, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Next Sunday, August 27, 5 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Alexandra Billings with Bill Underwood. 773-348-1053.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Open 7 PM-2 AM nightly. Mondays, 9 PM, "If You C Kay" open mike hosted by Roco. 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, Billhouse, the Nurv. Saturday, Pelvic Delta, Karma Sutra. 773-472-5139.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Family of Souls. Saturday, Evidence, Josh Richter. Next Friday, August 25, Nomad Planets. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 9 PM, "Girl's Got Rhythm" benefit for Independent Community Radio WLUW with the Blacks, Kelly Hogan, Sally Timms, Anna Fermin, Deanna Varagona (see Critic's Choice), Moonshine Willy, Nora O'Connor, Steph Turner, Tallulah, Kelly Kessler, and Janet Bean. Saturday, 9 PM, Chicago Underground Film Festival party with music by the Boxhead Ensemble, Califone, Jeff Economy, and Bablicon (see Spot Check). Sunday, 7 PM, Kelly Hogan, Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts (with readings by Neal Pollack and Rennie Sparks). Thursday, 10 PM, Zelienople, Shiny Ghosts. Next Friday, August 25, 10 PM, Bob Wiseman, Andy Stockansky, Jesse Harris. Next Saturday, August 26, 9 PM, "Pot Lucky #8" with Kim, World Boom Box, Twang Bang, Blamaday, Faces in the Dirt, Evelyn, Navarette Folk Trio, CGC & others. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Mini Ruebens, the Neighborhood. Saturday, NVS (no cover). Next Friday, August 25, Zambow, Dogs in the Tub. Next Saturday, August 26, Dogs Undecided. 773-929-0944.

HOLIDAY CLUB 1471 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin after 10 PM. Sundays, DJs spin "extra zesty surf guitar & garage" music. 773-486-0686.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Music at 10 PM. Fridays, Hector & His Orchestra. Saturday, Karl Watson & the New Dynamics, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Wednesday, 8 PM, Bablicon (see Spot Check). 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Lucy Pearl, Slum Village. Saturday, Harmony Riley, Sister Child, Kameron Fry. Sunday, Buju Banton, Devon Brown, Pilfers. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Cannibal Corpse, Nile (see Spot Check), Krisiun, the Crown. Wednesday, 8 PM, Maxi Priest, Toots & the Maytals, Ky-Mani Marley, Andrew Tosh, DJ Field Marshall. Thursday, Phat Cat Players. Next Friday, August 25, 10 PM, Flans. Next Saturday, August 26, Wilson Pickett. Next Sunday, August 27, 6:30 PM, Dope, Ultraspank, Fly Banger, Five Pointe 0. 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.

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Saturday, 9 PM, Jan Terri Extravaganza (see Spot Check; no cover). 773-935-2118.

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, Underwater People. Saturday, 4 PM, Umphrey's McGee; 6 PM, Tim Mahoney & the Meanies; 8 PM, New

Bohemians with Edie Brickell; 11 PM, Michaelangelo with Mike & Joe. Sunday, 6 PM, Weed Street Band; 8 PM, Leftover Salmon. Wednesday, 9 PM, Anne Harris Band. Next Friday

and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Why Store. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Two From Four. Saturday, Eleven Days. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 2 Strung Out. Saturday, O'Doyle Rules. Sunday, Gareth Woods. 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, Anish, the Lash. Saturday, Trippin' Billies. Wednesday, Phil Angotti. Next Friday, August 25, Underwater People. Next Saturday, August 26, Something for Joey. 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. Saturday, Mighty Joe, Carl Brown. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 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, Dave Jeff, Ms. Kim, DJ Word. Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Sabor (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). Next Friday, August 25, Reno Blade, OD, DJ Word. Next Saturday, August 26, Orquesta Isla. 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Friday, August 25, Thebrotheregg, Crambo. 773-489-9554.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sour, Wotan, Joygirl. Tuesday, Shakes, Dirt Bike Annie, Proms. Wednesday, Strange Friends, Spank. Thursday, Seers Poncho. Next Friday, August 25, Calico Cats. Next Saturday, August 26, Jan James, Old #8. 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, Miguel Graca & Patrick Dream. Sunday, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesdays, DJ Touch. Next Sunday, August 27, 1-9 PM, Frique, Matty, Dave Gandy. 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, Gary Filip; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thursdays, Gary Filip. Next Saturday, August 26, 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. Saturday, Scott Holman. Sunday, Sara Paretsky. Tuesday, Dave Allen. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. Thursday, Peter Miletic. Next Friday, August 25, Phil Barron. Next Saturday, August 26, Stan Karcz. Next Sunday, August 27, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Friday, Sunday, and Monday, Scott Holman. Tuesdays, Phil Barron. Wednesday, Dave Allen. Thursday, Bob A. Next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Jeff Freling, Red Dahlia. Saturday, Paul Wertico Trio, Fat Time. Tuesdays, Uncle John's Band. Wednesdays, MVP. Thursday, 9 PM, Keller Williams. Next Friday, August 25, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Next Saturday, August 26, Charlie Hunter, MVP. 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, Atmosphere, Dose One, Circus, Sebutones, Sole, Why & Odd Nosdam, Pedestrian, Slaughterhouse V. Saturday, 7 PM, Veruca Salt, Shiner, Rockitgirl. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Sum 41, Plain White T's, Split-Habit, Retro Morning. Wednesday, 9 PM, Saw Doctors, Jess Klein. Next Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM, Less Than Jake, Suicide Machines, One Man Army, Pollen; 11:30 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, DJ Warp. Next Saturday, August 26, 6:30 PM, Less Than Jake, Suicide Machines, One Man Army, Pollen. 773-549-0203.

MICKEY'S 2450 N. Clark: Sunday, noon and 2 PM, Sunday brunch with Elvis impersonator and singer Mark Hussman and impersonator Amy Hohimer. 773-435-0007.

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

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 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, Thee Cruxshadows, Dragon Tears Descending. Saturday, SMP, Mindfluxfuneral, Monkeys With Handguns, MK Ultraman, DJ Alex Zander. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Wednesday, Apartment. Next Friday, August 25, Whimsical, Echosend, Gel. Next Saturday, August 26, Bellamorte. 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 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Friday, Brain Transplant. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Friday, August 25, 9 PM, Tiny Hairs, Dummy Antenna. Next Sunday, August 27, 8 PM, Silver Measure. 773-728-5010.

NEWPORT COFFEE HOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, August 26, Beki Hemingway. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Tommi Zender. Saturday, Rose Polenzani, Chris Parsley. Next Saturday, August 26, Kevin So. 773-743-3355.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Thursday, August 24, 8 PM, Local H, Dovetail Joint. 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Stallion Love spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 9:30 PM, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Milkbaby. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Peking Turtle, Lorenzo's Music. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Next Friday, August 25, 9:30 PM, Brother Brother, Shaking Tree. Next Saturday, August 26, 9:30 PM, Hairy Apes BMX, Malachy Papers. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 6345 W. Belmont: Friday, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-237-5454.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Thursday, August 24, 11:30 PM, Shaking Tree. 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, Sonnets, Loomis. Saturday, Wellstones. Sunday, 7 PM, Eastside Upsetters; 10 PM, Who's Next. Wednesday, Alison Kenady, John Sko. Thursday, the Help. Next Friday, August 25, Yago. Next Saturday, August 26, 3 Card Guts, Backwash. 773-486-9862.

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

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Friday, August 25, 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saliva. Saturday, Bad Cat. Wednesday, Community Service Band. Thursday, open mike with Jen & Mel. Next Saturday, August 26, Mock Heroic. 773-276-9730.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM nightly, 5 AM on Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music after 8:30 PM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and after 8 PM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 1 AM, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, Bear Who?, Scott Song. Saturday, Gaetano Parisio, John Patterson & Sabeo. Thursdays, "Digdugg" with residents Derrick Carter & 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. Saturday, Big Deal, Flat Broke. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. Thursday, open mike hosted by Pat Doody Project. Next Friday, August 25, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). Next Saturday, August 26, 12 Oz. Glory. 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, 10 PM, Posies (see Spot Check), Rebecca Gates. Saturday 10 PM, Posies (see Spot Check), Nora O'Connor. Sunday, 8 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Anne O'Meara Heaton (sold out). Monday, 8 PM, Getaway People, Big Hello. Tuesday, 10 PM, Camaros. Wednesday, 9 PM, L'Altra, Early Day Miners, Dogwood. Thursday, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Deanna Varagona (see Critic's Choice), Baptist Generals. Next Friday, August 25, 10 PM, Drovers, Mary Janes. Next Saturday, August 26, 10 PM, Jamestown, Angie Mead. Next Sunday, August 27, 8 PM, benefit for Hamell on Trial with Stray Toasters, Mike Heaton, Al Rose, Mount Pilot, Mock Heroic & others. 773-525-2508.

SEAGULL 4117 E. Wonderlake Dr., Wonderlake: Friday, 9 PM, Evil Beaver, Pinheads, Hot Lips Messiah. 815-728-1766.

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

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Only Sons. Saturday, Rubber. Thursday, G-tar Man Dave. Next Friday, August 25, Video Stars. Next Saturday, August 26, Foil. 708-526-7174.

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

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

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Wave. 847-991-2150.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Neil Aline, Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Miles Maeda, Josh Werner. Sundays, DJs Louie Santuro & Alex Kevorkian. Mondays, Current, Temulent & J Initial spin drum & bass. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Next Friday, August 25, Mark Farina, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Next Saturday, August 26, Kenny Hawkes. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Infamous, Godsize, Painface, Trunkmuscle. Next Friday, August 25, Contamination, Deceased. Next Saturday, August 26, 5:30 PM, Gwar, Infamous, Deist Requiem. 773-889-0601.

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

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

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Friday, 8 PM, Lawrence Arms, Wolcott, the Seventies. Tuesday, 8 PM, DJ Simon Templar spins jungle & house (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thursday, 8 PM, Your Dad. 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.

STANLEY'S 1970 N. Lincoln: Friday and Saturday, 8 PM, "All-Elvis Weekend" with impersonator and singer Mark Hussman, the Exspense Account Show Band & others. 773-642-0007.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, Rolling Clones, Big Magenta (benefit for Maryville Academy). Saturday, Terre Thaemlitz (see Spot Check). Sunday, Supersphere. Wednesdays, DJ Stallion. Thursday, Juice, Optimus Prime, Earatik Statik. Next Friday, August 25, 8:30 PM, 7th Heaven, Urban Funk Ordinance, Urban Rock Stars. 773-278-6600.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-231-6000.

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

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Doug James Tompkins. 773-472-6900.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs John Curley, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 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. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with the Ian Crockett Band. Thursday, Brad Peterson & guests. Next Friday, August 25, Mary Janes, Jim Roll. Next Saturday, August 26, Doug Hoekstra, Al Rose, Leonardo. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Jesters, Weeze. Saturday, Ultra Sparks. Sundays, "Thrift" DJs Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM 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, Marty Lloyd Band, Bryter. Saturday, King's Highway, Leftovers. Next Friday, August 25, Generations. Next Saturday, August 26, Maggie Speaks. 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, Justin Hinds, Melaku. Saturday, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, RSB. Sunday, RSB, Gizzae. Monday, Skapone. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Carl Brown. Thursday, One People, Oversoul. Next Friday, August 25, Baaro, Osuaza. Next Saturday, August 26, Ark Band, Kwame. Next Sunday, August 27, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Fridays, open mike. 773-907-3500.

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.

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

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays and Thursdays. Friday, DJ Falcon, DJ Lady D, Chris Udoh & Nathan Larsen. Saturday, DJs Free Association, Le Deuce, James Anthony & Sean Kozak. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

TERRY BREEN Free performance. Friday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DOOLEYS Next Sunday, August 27, 5 PM, Scoville Park, Lake and Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-383-0002.

JOE HICKERSON Free concert. Next Friday, August 25, 12:15 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

IRISH TENORS with Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

TOM AND KRIS KASTLE Free in-store performance. Saturday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

PETER KEANE Free concert. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Burnham Park Yacht Club, Northerly Island, 1500 Linn White Dr. 312-427-4664.

STEVE KESSLER, KAYTEE BODLE Next Saturday, August 26, 8 PM, Attic Playhouse, 410 Sheridan, Highwood. 847-433-2660.

TIM McGRAW, FAITH HILL Sold out. Sunday, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS CAJUN BAND Friday through Sunday and next Friday through Sunday, August 25 through 27, noon-4 PM, Special Events Arena, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

CARRIE NEWCOMER Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

COLIN O'BRIEN Free performance. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

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

PETER, PAUL & MARY Saturday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

WEAVERMANIA Benefit for the Nicaragua Medical Alliance and Nicaragua Solidarity Committee. Saturday, 8 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1417 Hinman, Evanston. 773-276-5626.

DWIGHT YOAKAM Next Sunday, August 27, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Yonder Mountain String Band. Sundays, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

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. Sundays, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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, DJ Bob DePugh spins country music. 773-472-2771.

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

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

EARL OF LOCH NESS 2350 N. Clark: No cover. 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, the Lash. Thursday, 9 PM, Napper Tandy. Next Sunday, August 27, 6 PM, Napper Tandy. 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: Next Friday, August 25, 10 PM, Jack Ingram, R.B. Morris. 708-788-2118.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. 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: Sunday, 7 PM, Kelly Hogan, Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts (with readings by Neal Pollack and Rennie Sparks). Next Saturday, August 26, 9 PM, "Pot Lucky #8" with Navarette Folk Trio & others. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER 4626 N. Knox: Music in the Fifth Province Pub after 9 PM. Friday, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Saturday, Printers Rogue. Next Friday, August 25, Gerry Haughey. Next Saturday, August 26, Fast Eddie. 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, Bohola. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Irish session hosted by Declan Binninger & John Shine (no cover) . 630-513-6300.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Dalziel. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Saturday, August 26, Kevin So. 773-743-3355.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, August 25, Sag Valley Boys. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sunday, 8 PM, Melissa Ferrick, Anne O'Meara Heaton (sold out). Thursday, 9 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Deanna Varagona Band (see Critic's Choice), Baptist Generals. 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, Terry MacNamara. Next Friday, August 25, Mackie Redd. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Capital Sun Rays, Small Potatoes. Saturday, A.J. Rosales, Tom Orland & Marianne Murphy. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Saturday, August 26, 9 PM, Sheri Novak; 10 PM, James Frost & the Frosty Band. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

B.B. KING, BUDDY GUY, SUSAN TEDESCHI, TOMMY CASTRO Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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

PAM MORRIS Gospel concert. Sunday, 5 PM, New Bethlehem #4 M.B. Church, 8850 S. Cottage Grove. 312-808-1230.

ROSA'S BLUES CRUISE with Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, aboard the Spirit of Chicago, departing next Saturday, August 26, 12:30 AM, from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 773-342-0452.

SOUTHSIDERS Free concert. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 49 S. Waukegan, Deerfield. 847-559-1999.

JON SPIEGEL Free concert. Friday, 12:10 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

MARSHALL VENTE & THE CHICAGO BLUES REVIEW with Cash McCall, Howard Levy, Judi Leavall & others. Thursday, August 24, 7 PM, Buhai Plaza, 600 Central, Highland Park. 847-433-6262.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Next Saturday, August 26, 10 PM, Margo & the Strictly Southside Band. 708-848-2801.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Saturday, Joe Kelley Band. Next Friday, August 25, Howard & the White Boys. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, James Wheeler Blues Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, Grana' Louise Blues Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Grana' Louise Band. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks 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 25 and 26, Chico Banks Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Howard Scott & the World Band with Little Johnny Johnston and Laretha Weathersby. Saturday, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Co. Sunday, 5 PM, Eddie Taylor Jr.; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell. Monday, Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Vino Louden. Wednesday, Biscuit & the Mix. Thursday, Eddie Shaw. 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. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

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

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Eddie King. Saturday, A.C. Reed & the Sparkplugs. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald (no cover); 9:30 PM, Walter Trout, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson. Saturday, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Joe Moss. Sunday, Jimmy Johnson. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Joe Moss. Wednesday, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. Thursday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Next Friday,

August 25, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Rod Piazza, Jimmy Burns. Next Saturday, August 26, Johnny Bassett, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 312-427-0333.

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

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

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

CHECKERBOARD LOUNGE 423 E. 43rd: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Monday and Thursday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music after 10 PM on weekends. Friday, Eddie Burks Band. Saturday, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees. Next Friday, August 25, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Next Saturday, August 26, Little Charlie & the Nightcats. 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: Friday, 10:30 PM, Masheen Company with Melvia "Chick" Rodgers & Ronnie. Saturday, 11 PM, Ray Silkman. Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Wednesdays, 6 PM-midnight, Killer Ray & Killer Players. 312-341-9787.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar features live blues and zydeco after 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band. Thursday through next Saturday, August 26, Zydeco Bon Ton. 847-520-4800.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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, Angel D'Cuba & Los Gozadores, Smokin' Goose, and Mythic Figs (call 708-452-5630). 773-202-9209.

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, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, George Stancell. Saturday, 5 PM, Bill Shackford; 9:30 PM, Sean Costello. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, Marty Sammon. Tuesday, Roy Hytower. Wednesday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thursday, Phil Guy. Next Saturday, August 26, Li'l Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. 312-266-2400.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music on weekends in Club Mamalu. Saturday, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. 630-416-3310.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. Saturday, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 9 PM. Friday, G.B. Leighton. Saturday, Blues Swingers. 630-416-4898.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Lorenzo Thompson & the Next Generation Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Pistol Pete (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, August 26, 9:30 PM, Roy Hytower & the Motif Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Saturday, Phil Armetta. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wednesday and Thursday, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Blue Mirror Blues Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturdays, Debbie & the Elite Blues Band. 312-245-0333.

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

JB LOUNGE 5959 W. Chicago: Sundays, 6-11 PM, 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. Next Friday, August 25, Jerry Knight & the Blues Flash. Next Saturday, August 26, Liz Mandville-Greeson. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Barbara LeShoure. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesday, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursday, Charlie Love & special guest (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM Fridays, 10 PM Saturdays. Saturday, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. Next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Margo & the Strictly Southside Band. Next Friday, August 25, Black Hand. 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, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Next Saturday, August 26, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Ken Saydak Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Saturday, August 26, Carl Davis Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Howard & the White Boys. Saturday, Terry Frank & Bone Deluxe. Wednesday, Roy Hytower. Next Friday, August 25, Joe Moss Band. Next Saturday, August 26, Willie Kent & the Gents. 815-477-0340.

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

RICO'S 2620 W. North: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band with Smokin' Goose. 773-862-3854.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Friday, 9:30 PM, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Milkbone Jones. 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 and Saturday, "Tribute to Magic Sam" with Jimmy Dawkins (see Critic's Choice), Bobby Radcliff (see Critic's Choice), and the Rockin' Johnny Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, August 25, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Next Saturday, August 26, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 773-342-0452.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music; no cover. Sunday, 6 PM, Rockin' Johnny. Thursday, 7 PM, Brother John Band. 312-527-2722.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Next Friday, August 25, Pistol Pete. Next Saturday, August 26, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Blue Angels Blues Band with Moonshine Kale. Saturday, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Next Friday, August 25, Rockin' Johnny Band. Next Saturday, August 26, Elmo Bliss & the Truetones. 773-772-6656.

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.

WAVELAND CAFE 3700 Recreation Dr.: Sundays, 3 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-868-4132.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free performance. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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

KYLE ASCHE TRIO Free concert. Monday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TONY BENNETT WITH THE RALPH SHARON QUARTET, DIANA KRALL Friday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

BOPOLOGY Friday, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM, Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston. 847-570-4724.

MAGGIE BROWN, JOAN COLLASO, SHERRY SCOTT Saturday, 2:30 PM, Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento. 847-266-5025.

SAM BURCKHARDT & THE CHICAGO SWING perform 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.

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

RON HAYNES Thursday, August 24, 5:30 PM, courtyard at Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437.

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

JERRY JOHNSON TRIO Free concert. Next Sunday, August 27, 5 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

JOE KREGOR with cantor John Eskola and others performs at mass. Sunday, 10 AM, XII Pillar Chapel, Holy Name Cathedral, 435 E. Illinois. 312-787-8040.

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

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

LIVE THE SPIRIT ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

ANDY NARELL Free concert. Wednesday, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

NOVA BOSSA Free in-store concert. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Sunday, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000. Next Friday, August 25, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

MATT ROSS & CATHERINE WEELER Free performance. Friday, 6:30 PM, Seattle's Best Coffee, 1700 N. Wells. 312-649-1620.

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

DAN SAURA TRIO Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

DON STIERNBERG DIXIELAND TRIO performs at "American Friday Nights." Next Friday, August 25, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

MALACHI THOMPSON Free concert. Friday, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

VANDERMARK 5 Free in-store performance. Next Friday, August 25, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARSHALL VENTE AND TROPICALE with Neville York, Luiz Ewerling, Jose Gregorio, Isi Perez, Jim Batson, and Glenn Reitsma, performing aboard the tall ship Windy. Friday, departing at 9 PM from Navy Pier, Grand Ave. at the lake. 312-595-5472.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI See Critic's Choice. Sunday, 9:30 and 11 AM religious services (as a duo), Lord of Life Church, Route 38 & Lafox, Lafox. 630-513-5325. Tuesday, 12:15 PM (as a trio), Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LIBBY YORK TRIO Free concert. Next Friday, August 25, 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, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Rob Amster, Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric

Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Dick Sisto 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, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, August 25, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, August 26, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Polly Podewell Trio. 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, Detour. Sunday and Monday, Joan Collaso with the Larry Hanks Trio. Tuesday through next Saturday, August 26, Carlos Cannon. 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, Andy Meacham 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.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 5-10:30 PM, June Yvon & the Mixed Ingredients. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, August 24, 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. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CHARLESTON 2076 N. Hoyne: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, August 26, Maralyn Gaza Trio. 773-489-4757.

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: Saturday, 11 PM, Ray Silkman. 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 9 PM. Thursdays, Bruce Mak/Tim Keenan Quartet. 773-528-7569.

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, Sound in Action Trio. Wednesday, Kyle Bruckmann (see Critic's Choice), Lozenge. Next Saturday, August 26, Vandermark Five, Hamid Drake & Joe Morris. 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, Patrick Brady Trio. Next Saturday, August 26, Paul Abella Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Saturday, Ron Smith Duo. Next Friday, August 25, Dave Gessner Trio. Next Saturday, August 26, Morpheus Jazz Duo. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Wednesday, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Next Sunday, August 27, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Brian O'Hern Big Band. Wednesday, Marco Polo. 773-489-5471.

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

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

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sunday, 2 PM, Bobby Lewis's Muggles II (Louis Armstrong tribute). 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Matt Ross Quartet. Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Trio. Wednesdays, Bruce Mak/Tim Keenan Quartet. Thursdays, Jon Menges Quartet. 773-525-4906.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque with Kahil El'Zabar. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Terisa Griffin. Sunday, Lynn Hilton Trio (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Orchestra. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Billy Contreras Trio. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Billy Contreras Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, August 25, Karl Montzka Organ Band. Next Saturday, August 26, Miri Ben-ari. Next Sunday, August 27, Hinda Hoffman Trio. 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: Friday, 9 PM, Maggie Brown. Saturday, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Deanna Witkowski Trio (see Critic's Choice). Thursday, 8 PM, "South African Jazz Festival" with Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Herbie Tsoaeli, Andile Yenana, Lulu Gontsana Jr. & Fezile "Feya" Faku, New Horizons Ensemble. Next Friday, August 25, 9 PM, "South African Jazz Festival" with Zim Ngqawana, 8 Bold Souls. Next Saturday, August 26, 9 PM, "South African Jazz Festival" with Fred Anderson Trio, Hugh Masekela. 312-362-9707.

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

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, 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, Cecil Payne/Eric Alexander Quintet with Harold Mabern (see Critic's Choice). Tuesday through next Sunday, August 27, Roy Haynes 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.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays, Henry Johnson Organ Quartet. Monday, jam session with Henry Johnson & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesday, Mark Colby Quartet. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursday, 6-9 PM, Libby York Trio; 10 PM, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 10 PM, Paul Wertico Trio, Fat Time. Sundays, 10 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. Next Saturday, August 26, 10 PM, Charlie Hunter, MVP. 773-404-9494.

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

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Breaking Point. Next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Jazz Conceptions. 847-358-4900.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Brain Transplant. Saturday, Phil Mosberg & friends. 773-728-5010.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday and next Sunday, August 27, 8 PM, Jason Roebke, Chad Taylor & Ken Vandermark. Thursday, 9 PM, Jon Lundbom Trio. 773-743-3355.

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

PEACOCK CAFE 5440 N. Sheridan: Fridays, 5-9 PM, "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 and Saturday, Dave Specter Organ Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thursdays, Don Stiernberg Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, Fareed Haque Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Jackie Allen Duo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Pete Benson Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Matt Lewis Trio. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Eastside Upsetters. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Frank Portolese Quartet. Saturday, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, August 25, Alexandra Billings. Next Saturday, August 26, Elijah Levi Trio. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Deanna Witkowski Quartet (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, Franz Jackson Quartet. Sunday, Elizabeth Conant Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursday, Kari Nelson Quintet. Next Friday, August 25, Rankinfyle. Next Saturday, August 26, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Typhanie Monique Trio. Saturday, Scott Stevenson Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Saturday, August 26, Ken Chaney Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Steve Sandner Trio. Next Sunday, August 27, RKO Trio. 815-477-0340.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, live piano music; 8:30 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio. Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, live piano music. 312-266-0360.

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

RED 1958 W. Roscoe: Mondays, 10 PM, John Airo's Kung Fu Jazz, John Paris/John Irabogan 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. 312-467-1600.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music at 7 PM. Tuesday, Gregg Rockingham & Chris Foreman. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesday, 10 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, 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, Hinda Hoffman. 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. Thursday, Eric Allen Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Saturday and Monday, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Geof Bradfield Duo. Thursday and next Friday, August 25, Juli Wood Duo.

Next Saturday, August 26, Eric Allen Trio. 312-527-3510.

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

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, Jeff Parker with Tatsu Aoki, Hamid Drake & Fred Anderson. Saturday, Tatsu Aoki, Hamid Drake & Fred Anderson. 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, Dan Phillips Trio with Larry Kohut & Tim Mulvenna. Next Friday, August 25, Malachi Thompson Ensemble. Next Saturday, August 26, Nicole Mitchell Ensemble. 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. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Tom Muellner. Next Sunday, August 26, 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.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Fridays, open mike. Saturday, Shelton/Dibblee Quartet. Sundays, vocalist Gina McLaughlin. 773-907-3500.

international

concerts

CHRIST THE KING HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR AND STEEL ORCHESTRA Fr. Robert Johnson, director. Saturday, 7 PM, and Sunday, 10 AM, Divine Word International, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-753-7406.

CHRIST THE KING HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR AND STEEL ORCHESTRA Fr. Robert Johnson, director. Sunday, 2 PM, St. Anselm Church, 6045 S. Michigan. 847-753-7406.

SAMUEL DEL REAL Friday and Saturday, 1 and 3 PM, and Sunday and next Sunday, August 27, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

JESUS ENRIQUEZ Y SU ORQUESTA performs at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, August 26, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

ENSEMBLE TARTIT Wednesday, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

INTERNATIONAL GARIFUNA BAND WITH OMAR "BABAKLE" SUAZO & PAULA CASTILLO performs at Chicago Summerdance. Thursday, August 24, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

INTI-ILLIMANI with the Grant Park Orchestra. Friday, 7:30 PM, Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson. 312-742-4763.

POLISH NATIONAL ALLIANCE Next Sunday, August 27, 3 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

REYNOLS Argentinian music concert. Next Friday, August 25, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

RUSSIAN WOMEN'S MELODY CHOIR Free concert. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Sold out. Monday, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

STEEL EXPRESS Friday and Saturday, and next Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26, noon and 2 PM, Living Coast Exhibit, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

TAMBORES DE TRICOLOR Sunday and next Friday through Sunday, August 25 through 27, 1 and 3 PM, Living Coast Plaza, Brookfield Zoo, 1st and 31st, Brookfield. 708-485-0263, ext. 879.

JOSE VALDES & THE MAMBO ALL-STARS perform at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, August 25, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

JOSE VALDES MAMBO ALL-STARS Salsa music concert with free dance lessons. Thursday, August 24, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

WATCHA TOUR 2000 with Molotov, Enanitos Verdes, Aterciopelados, A.N.I.M.A.L., and Latin Froz. Friday, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

international

clubs

ART BAR 215 W. Chicago: Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJs Eddie "El Mozkito" Cruz, Lugo Rosado & Papichulo 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.

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

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

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, August 24, 9 PM, Orquesta Arabu, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesday, 9 PM, salsa music with Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 7 PM, La Conja; 10 PM, Mambo Express. Thursday, 8 PM, "South African Jazz Festival" with Winston Mankunku

Ngozi with Herbie Tsoaeli, Andile Yenana, Lulu Gontsana Jr. & Fezile "Feya" Faku, New Horizons Ensemble. Next Friday, August 25, 9 PM, "South African Jazz Festival" with Zim Ngqawana, 8 Bold Souls. Next Saturday, August 26, 9 PM, "South African Jazz Festival" with Hugh Masekela, Fred Anderson Trio. 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: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. 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. Sundays, 11:30 AM, and Mondays through Fridays, 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

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. Next Saturday, August 26, 10 PM, Ivory Coast. 312-396-9426.

classical

GREG BANASZAK, KATHERINE DE JONGH, AND YOKO YAMADA-SELVAGGIO saxophone, flute, and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Rachmaninoff, Dubois, Koechlin, Noda, Rimsky-Korsakov). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430.

RAQUEL BITTON Tribute to Edith Piaf; see Critic's Choice. Saturday, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER (Mozart, Copland, Brahms). Wednesday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MEMBERS OF THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free chamber music program (Copland, Debussy, Ewazen, Dvorak). Sunday, 3 PM, Performance Area, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson. 312-341-1521.

DA CORNETO OPERA ENSEMBLE Rogelio Riojas-Nolasco conducts Donizetti's La Favorita. Friday, 7:30 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. Sunday, 4 PM, St. Hilary's Church, Bryn Mawr and California. 847-662-2694.

LUIS ANTONIO GALVEZ ALCANTARA tenor, in a free concert. Next Sunday, August 27, 4 PM, St. Joan of Arc Church, 9248 Lawndale, Skokie. 847-673-0409.

GRANT PARK ORCHESTRA Petrillo Music Shell, Grant Park, Columbus and Jackson: Friday, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with Chilean folk ensemble Inti-Illimani. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, with soprano Elizabeth Norman, tenor, Richard Clement, and baritone William Stone (Copland, Orff). 312-742-4763.

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

EVAN HOOBCHAAK, NATALYA HOOBCHAAK, VERONICA SAS, SYLVAIN LAPAN, AND MICHELLE SAS violin and pianos, in a free concert (Chopin, Clementi, Debussy, Gurlitt, Monti, Saint-Saens, Schubert, Schumann, Sibelius, Vivaldi). Sunday, 3 PM, annex, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1417 Hinman, Evanston. 847-491-9155.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons conducts a free outdoor concert (Schubert, Bizet). Next Sunday, August 27, 4 PM, Proesel Park, Morse and Kostner, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

METROPOLIS YOUTH SYMPHONY Robert Ian Winstin, conductor (E. Bernstein, Thorne, Sarasate, Winstin, and others). Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CORINNE E. NELSON, LISA-MARIE OLSON, SUZANNE M. ORLAND, TIMOTHY J. QUISTORFF, AND TIMOTHY McKNIGHT sopranos, baritone, and piano (Barber, Argento, Nicolai, Austin, Nash, Cornelius, Diemer, Korngold, Thomas, Quistorff, Brown). Sunday, 3 PM, Christ Lutheran Church, 41 S. Rohlwing, Palatine. 773-252-4613.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA David Allen Miller conducts a program of opera excerpts (Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, and others). Thursday, August 24, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

TAFELMUSIK in a program of Baroque music (Bach and others). See Critic's Choice. Monday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

fairs & festivals

CARIFETE 1999 Midway Plaisance between Stony Island and Cottage Grove: Saturday, 9 AM-9 PM, festival features Caribbean musicians and DJs. 773-509-5079.

COME AS YOU ARE FESTIVAL 63rd Street Beach, 63rd at the lake: Saturday, noon-9 PM, Tony Tidwell & Righteous Living, Andre Patterson & the Shop Choir, Chicago State University Gospel Choir, Lecresia Campbell & others. 773-476-0847.

EDISON PARK FEST Olmsted between Oliphant and Oshkosh: Saturday, 2:30 PM, Critics; 5 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames; 6 PM, Jasper Buchanan Band; 8 PM, Revolver. Sunday, noon, Happiness Club; 1 PM, Music Company; 2:15 PM, Hijos Boronquen; 3 PM, Michele Thomas Quintet; 6:45 PM, Dawn O'Keefe Williams Band. 773-631-0063.

45TH ANNUAL GINZA HOLIDAY Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee: Friday, 6:30-9:30 PM, Saturday, 11:30 AM-9 PM, and Sunday, 11:30 AM-8 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko Group, Ho-etsu Daiko Group, Kogen Taiko Group, Na Kapuna Ukelele Group & others. Festival also features dance groups and martial-arts and crafts demonstrations. 312-943-7801.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST Clybourn and Sheffield: Next Friday, August 25, 6:30 PM, Telstar; 7:30 PM, Guster. Next Saturday, August 26, 2:15 PM, John Kilmer; 3:30 PM, Dolly Varden; 5 PM, Heartsfield; 6:30 PM, Waco Brothers; 8 PM, Soul Asylum. Next Sunday, August 27, 1:30 PM, Young Blood Brass Band; 3 PM, Beanpole; 4:30 PM, Bob Mould; 6:30 PM, Harmony Riley; 8 PM, Big Head Todd & the Monsters. 773-472-9046 or 312-915-0071.

GREEKFEST 2000 on the grounds of Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 1401 Wagner, Glenview: Next Friday, August 25, 6-11 PM, next Saturday, August 26, 5-11 PM, and next Sunday, August 27, 3-11 PM, Linardakis. 847-729-2235.

LIVE THE SPIRIT ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL Racine between 64th and Marquette: Next Saturday, August 26, 2-6 PM, Englewood Community Jazz Band, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins with the New Horizons Ensemble, Chicago Southern African Jazz Initiative, Hypnotic Brass Band & others. 773-651-7563.

PEARL FEST 2000 Little Black Pearl Workshop, 4200 S. Drexel: Next Sunday, August 27, noon-9 PM, Bethany Pickens, Teresa Griffin, Maggie Brown & Ensemble Stop Time, Michelle Thomas, Crosswind & others. 773-285-1211.

PLANET BASS III Harvey Expo Center, 17100 S. Halsted, Harvey: Sunday, 9 PM, Underground Sol Jazz; 10 PM, Frankie Vega; 11 PM, Justin Scott; 11:30 PM, DJ Funk; 12:30 AM, Sandra Collins; 1 AM, Charles Feelgood; 2:30 AM, Paul Anthony, Santos on Three Turntables; 3:30 AM, Misstress Barbara; 4 AM, Lego. 773-404-9225.

ST. SIMEON MIROTOCEVI SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ETHNIC FESTIVAL on the grounds of St. Simeon Mirotocevi Serbian Orthodox Church, 373 E. 114th St.: Saturday and Sunday, noon-10 PM, D'Zyre, Sverige Barnen & others. Festival also includes dance performances and poetry readings. 708-596-0067.

SPIRIT OF SOUTH SHORE CELEBRATION features live music on four stages next Sunday, August 27, 10 AM-dusk. South Shore Bank, 7054 S. Jeffery: Nick Colionne, Roz Ellington, Walter Henderson & Maurice Hunter with Concept, Maggie Brown & others. Jeffery Plaza, 71st and Jeffery: Crosswind, the Praise Poet, Rico, Fernando Jones & My Band, Bryant Young, Bobby Slim James, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Black United Fund of Illinois, 1809 E. 71st: Savoy Trio with Kimberly Gordon, Ken Chaney Xperience, Corky McClerkin, Terry Ray Project, Theresa Davis, Sue Conway. Rosenblum Park, 7547 S. Euclid: Hillcrest High School Jazz Band, Fernando Jones' Blues Kids, ABJ's Second to None, Faith Tabernacle Choir, Willie Harris Singers. 773-324-0494.

TASTE OF AUSTIN Columbus Park, 5701 W. Jackson: Next Friday, August 25, 7 PM, Strong; 8 PM, Ladylike; 9 PM, Truce. Next Saturday, August 26, 7 PM, Crucial Conflict; 8 PM, Twista & the Legit Ballers; 9 PM, Rivalz; 10 PM, Triple Darkness & others. Next Sunday, August 27, 5 PM, K.C. Williams; 6 PM, Casper. 773-378-9544 or 773-378-8760.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL features music on two Grant Park stages. Next Saturday, August 26, Wild Vines Stage: 11 AM, Ecuador Incas; 11:35 AM, Petra Luna; 12:10 PM, Yoli y Su Orquesta Solida; 1 PM, Cecilia Gallardo; 1:40 PM, Azucena with Mariachi; 2:20 PM, Orquesta Sabor. Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus and Jackson: 3 PM, Carlos Donald; 3:35 PM, Jyve V; 4:25 PM, Fidel Funes y Su Marinba Orquesta; 5:25 PM, Grupo Mateos; 6:30 PM, Los Santaneros; 7:30 PM, Cachao; 8:35 PM, Papo Lucca y La Sonora. Next Sunday, August 27, Wild Vines Stage: 11 AM, Karavan 2:11; 11:35 AM, Tropical Galapagos; 12:10 PM, Zafra; 1 PM, Banda Aventurero; 1:40 PM, Furor Vallenato; 2:20 PM, Grupo Dimension. Petrillo Music Shell: 2:45 PM, "Homenaje a la Cancion Ranchera" with Jose Julian, Azucena, Arnulfo Chavez, Arnoldo & Carlos Donald; 4:30 PM, Condesa; 5:05 PM, Melina Leon; 6:10 PM, Campeche Show; 7:05 PM, Tribute to Tito Puente Orquesta with Johnny Pacheco & Eddie Palmieri; 8:35 PM, Los Huracanes del Norte. 312-744-3370.

miscellaneous

EDGAR CRUZ in a free outdoor concert. Wednesday, noon, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6242.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 7 PM, La Conja. 312-362-9707.

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.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sunday, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel conducts a swing music program. Next Sunday, August 27, 7 PM, Erich Kunzel, conductor, with the North Shore Choral Society in a program of Broadway songs. 847-266-5100.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free in-store piano performance. Next Saturday, August 26, 8:30 PM, Barnes & Noble bookstore, Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. 847-676-2230.

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Monday, Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival preview concert. Tuesday, Thai Classical Dance Ensemble. Thursday, Lubeck Youth Orchestra. 312-346-3278.

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