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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

A PERFECT CIRCLE, SUNNA See Spot Check; sold out. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

AC/DC Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

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

TED ANSANI Free performance. Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 5300 N. Clark. 773-728-2777.

FRANZ BENTELER'S ROYAL STRINGS ORCHESTRA performs ballroom dance music 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.

ALEXANDRA BILLINGS See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Saturday, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

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

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

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

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

DELAFIELDS Free tribute to Elvis Costello. Thursday, August 31, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DJ JOSH CAMACHO Free in-store performance. Friday, 7 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

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

JOHN FOGERTY, AARON NEVILLE, MARCIA BALL and others perform as part of "Destination New Orleans." Next Friday, September 1, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

FRISBIE Free in-store performances. Saturday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

FUNKY METERS Wednesday, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

FURTHUR 2000 with the Other Ones, Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Sy Klopps. Next Friday, September 1, 5:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

GIPSY KINGS Thursday, August 31, and next Friday, September 1, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

THE GIRLS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, September 2, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

GREAT BIG SEA, LULLABY BAXTER TRIO Next Sunday, September 3, 7 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

IRON MAIDEN, QUEENSRYCHE, HALFORD See Spot Check. Friday, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

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

DAG JUHLIN Free performance. Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 932 N. Rush. 312-951-5436.

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

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS Next Saturday, September 2, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

MICHAEL McDERMOTT Free performance. Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

CHRIS MILLS Free performance. Sunday, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 1001 W. North. 312-255-1352.

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

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

REYNOLS, LATE, SEAFOAM See Critic's Choice. Friday, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-645-0218.

ELLEN ROSNER Free performance. Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 4553 N. Lincoln. 773-878-5609.

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

RAY SASSETTI 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.

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

STONE Free performance. Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 6738 N. Sheridan. 773-743-0417.

TEMPTATIONS, SPINNERS Next Friday, September 1, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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. Saturday, location to be announced. 312-458-9144.

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

TRASH180 performs at a gallery reception for photographer Doug Corella. Saturday, 6-10 PM, Cha Cha, 1000 N. California. 773-235-4770.

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

ULELE performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Next Friday, September 1, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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

NEIL YOUNG, PRETENDERS Next Saturday, September 2, 7 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Saturday, Dahui, Il Kwon Nori. 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. Wednesday, Cuban Link, Triple Seis, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Gregg D. 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, Bondo, Quasar Wut-Wut, Pedal Steel Transmission. Saturday, Map of July, Low Tech, Fuse. Wednesday, Fly Williams. Thursday, Rusk, Janus. Next Friday, September 1, Winthropes, Mothertrucker, Rockford, Fever Hot. Next Saturday, September 2, Howie Kantoff, Angie Mead, Josh Chicoine & friends. Next Sunday, September 3, Jesters. 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, Jonny Z & the Uptown Savages. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Dago Red, Wotan, Them Ranch, Means. Saturday, Gouda, Detholz, Long Division. Wednesday, Rules of Attraction. 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. Wednesday, DJs Phantom 45 & Mike Dearborn, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursday, DJ Brian Borden. 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.

BOHICA BAR & GRILL 5518 S. Archer: Saturday, 9 PM, I Decline, Baby Scream Bizarre, Milkplow. 773-581-0397.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. 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. Saturday, Max Utmost. Next Friday, September 1, Hilarious Condors. Next Saturday, September 2, the Feel. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Saturday, Guy Lawrence & Chideco Zydeco. Next Friday, September 1, Casey Jones the ChiTown Boogie Man. 773-528-0888.

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

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

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

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

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: Thursdays, 10 PM, DJ Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Wednesdays, DJ Brian spins soul. 773-384-2547.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Friday, September 1, Artificial Flavor. Next Saturday, September 2, Mr. Sparkle. 847-524-9910.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. 1st, Saint Charles: Thursday, August 31, Bumpus. 630-513-0074.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Saturday, DJs Lulu & Hugo. Sundays, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, Ronnie. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu. Thursdays, Miss Ketty & Her Latin Review. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturday, DJs spin drum & bass. Thursdays, DJs 33-1/3, Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Next Saturday, September 2, Leddie Garcia. 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. 773-489-0379.

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

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

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Jack Straw, Funk Harmony Park. Saturday, Ripley Caine, Antje. Tuesday, Maria Hines with Anna Walker & Hilary Clark, Beki Hemingway, Jonathan Rundman. Thursday, Left Undone. Next Friday, September 1, Cycle Something. Next Saturday, September 2, Retro Madness. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Zydeco Bon Ton. Thursday through next Saturday, September 2, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 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, Dave Ralph, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10 PM, Boogie Wonderland. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Papa Roach, (Hed) Planet Earth. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Matthew McBride Band. Next Friday, September 1, 10 PM, Left Undone, Blue Nova, Brain Rakes. Next Saturday, September 2, Fabulous Janes, TBD. 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, Then Again. Saturday, Quantum Leap. Thursday, Gizzae. Next Friday, September 1, Hello Dave. Next Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, Michaelangelo. 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, Margaret Dill; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark & Jack Short. Saturday, 8 PM, Kat Taylor; 10:30 PM, Margaret Dill. Sunday, 7 PM, Kat Taylor. Monday, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 9:30 PM, and Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 9 PM, Vernon Larsen. Sundays, 8 PM, Mark Burnell. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Friday, DJ MC Fester. Sunday, DJ Chris Jern. Monday, DJs Larry & Joe H. spin punk. Tuesday, Victory Records Ladies spin. 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, Fu Manchu, Speedealer, Workhorse Movement. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Monster Trux, Staggers, Bump 'n' Uglies, Daggers. Thursday, 9 PM, Robert Belfour (see Critic's Choice), T-Model Ford (see Critic's Choice), Paul Jones (see Critic's Choice). Next Friday, September 1, 10 PM, Nash Kato, Honeydogs. Next Saturday, September 2, 9 PM, "Bush & Gore 2000" with Snake River Conspiracy, Rorschach Test, Bile, N17. Next Sunday, September 3, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. 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.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, September 2, Elbow. 815-834-0084.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Cats Under the Stars. Saturday, Pirates Over 40. Tuesdays, Mr. Blotto. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, September 1, Four Man Band. Next Saturday, September 2, Red Pop Theory. 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, Dogs Undecided, Matt McBride. Saturday, Peacefreak, Jack Fife. Sunday, Ophur (no cover). Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Next Friday, September 1, Johnny Socko. Next Saturday, September 2, 7th Heaven. Next Sunday, September 3, jam session with Sam Cockrell & the Groove (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Mabel Mabel, Snake Oil, Chapter F. Saturday, Park, Ebb-n-flow, Jyv. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, Librarian Syndrome, BB Gun, Rapture of Noon. Tuesday, Vax Wallow, Tripsic, Ben Thomas Band. Wednesday, Sean Kelly & Rob Somers. Thursday, Swag, Josh Richter Band. Next Friday, September 1, Monkey Paw, Mercury, Nick Kitsos Band. Next Saturday, September 2, Rebecca's Statue, Imagination Playground, Dragonfly. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, September 2, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Gaza Strippers, Bantam Rooster, Tuuli. Sunday, Enon, the Race, Starlight Mints (see Critic's Choice). Monday, 9:30 PM, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Golden Arm Trio, Jive Council. Thursday, Bottom, Puta-pons, the Rope. Next Friday, September 1, Toe, Kaspar Hauser. Next Saturday, September 2, Good Things with Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. Next Sunday, September 3, Ray Rod, DJ Dumb American, Pal:ndrom, Carmelhead. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Music at 9 PM. Wednesday, Leddie Garcia, Oscar McMillan, and "Therapy" DJs spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk (no cover). 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. Friday, Holly Has a Farm. 630-916-6242.

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. Saturday, 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, Moe & the Lawn. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, DJ Andy Hughes, DJ Christopher Robin. Saturday, Frique & Majid. Thursdays, DJs Noleian, Gabriel Palomo & Brian Borden. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Avail (see Spot Check), Leatherface, Dillinger Four (see Spot Check); 10 PM, Phantom Three, Mashers, Dementia 13. Saturday, 7 PM, Hey Mercedes, Camden, Mount Saint Helens, DJ Rock Roy. Sunday, 4 PM, Off Minor, Book Lie, Usurp Synapse; 7 PM, Samian, Story So Far, Honor System. Monday, 6 PM, Link 80, Tossers, Scabs, Last Laugh. Next Friday, September 1, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Sig Transit Gloria, Lanemeyer, Wunder Years; 10 PM, Panoply Academy of Legionaires, Sonna. Next Saturday, September 2, 5 PM, Subtracto Zero, Segue; 9 PM, Ultimate Fakebook, Hot Rod Circuit. Next Sunday, September 3, 7 PM, Brandtson, Favez, Pruno, East of Rutherford, Never Enough. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Jack Ingram, R.B. Morris. Saturday, 10 PM, Riptones, Teddy Morgan & the Pistolas. Thursday, 9 PM, Alice Peacock, David Crawford Band. Next Friday, September 1, 10 PM, Red Elvises, Satya Graha. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. 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. Saturday, Contractions. Thursday, Michael Lescher Band. Next Saturday, September 2, Core. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Flashpoint. Next Saturday, September 2, Rhythm Method. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Bottle of Justus with Lavendar Angel. Saturday, Public I. Thursdays, 7 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Next Friday, September 1, the Gruv. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Wednesdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesday, 9 PM, Kiss & Ride (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, Last Drag, Coyl. Saturday, Akela. 773-489-5471.

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

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 PM, Job Christenson & Gino DeLuca. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Kathryn Payne; 9 PM, Mark Farris. Thursday, 9 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Friday, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Mark Farris. Saturday, 7:30 PM, Weird Sisters; 10 PM, Kathryn Payne. Sunday, 5 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Alexandra Billings (see Spot Check) with Bill Underwood. Monday, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tuesday, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ben Holbrook; 9:30 PM, Cissy Connor & Lex McCauley. 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, Rubygrass, Butterfly McQueen & friends. Saturday, Joe Armstrong, Bluelit Soul. Thursday, Urt. 773-472-5139.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: Thursdays, 11 PM-4 AM, DJ Touch, DJ Mood & DJ Kenny. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Nomad Planets. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Bob Wiseman, Andy Stockansky, Jesse Harris. Saturday, 8 PM, "Pot Lucky #8" with Faces in the Dirt, Twang Bang, CGC, Kim, Blamaday, Evelyn Weston, Navarette Folk Trio & others. Wednesday and Thursday, 9 PM, the Sea & Cake. Next Friday, September 1, 10 PM, Porch Ghouls. 773-227-4433.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Zambow, Dogs in the Tub. Saturday, Dogs Undecided, the Gruv. Next Friday, September 1, Pat McCurdy. Next Saturday, September 2, Poonsapaya, A Twist on Friday. 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. Next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, Mighty Sparrow & the Troubadours Band, DJ Myke Wade. 773-271-4711.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 8:30 PM, Ethyline, Knuckleduster, Monkey Paw, Time Beings. Saturday, Wilson Pickett. Sunday, 6:30 PM, Dope, Ultraspank, Fly Banger, Five Pointe 0. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, King Diamond, Shadows Fall, Babylon Whores, Deep. Thursday, Skid Row, E'nuff Z'nuff. Next Friday, September 1, 8:30 PM, Rob Wasserman's Space Island, Jazz Mandolin Project, Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Next Saturday, September 2, Tower of Power, Larry McCray Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

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, Why Store, Whiskey Kitchen. Saturday, 7 PM, benefit for the Arts of Life with Mike Himebaugh & Anne Harris; 10 PM, Why Store, Bottle of Justus. Thursday, 9 PM, Dave & Rae. Next Saturday, September 2, Marty Lloyd Band. Next Sunday, September 3, Hello Dave. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. 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, Underwater People. Saturday, Something for Joey. Wednesday, Steve Poltz & Tim Flannery. Next Friday, September 1, Cousin Eddy, Whiskey Kitchen. Next Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, Then Again. 773-975-0505.

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

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, Big Brad, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Todd Witt & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Isabelle Haze, Bill Denny. Saturday, 4 PM, Arthur Lee; 10 PM, Roots, Stems & Branches. Sunday, Mighty Joe. 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, Reno Blade, OD, DJ Word. Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Isla (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). 773-528-3400.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Friday, 10 PM, Thebrotheregg, Crambo (no cover). 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, Calico Cats, Laura Braun. Saturday, Jan James, Old #8. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, "Local Vocal Brew" with Wendy Morgan. Wednesday, Sons of Man, Walking Man, Special Purpose (no cover). Thursday, Seers Poncho (no cover). Next Saturday, September 2, Milkplow. 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, 1-9 PM, Frique, Matty, Dave Gandy; 9 PM, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, "Beat Project" funk, soul & hip-hop showcase with DJs Shon Dervis & Hiroki features live performances and guest DJs. Tuesday, 7 PM, "Women Out Loud" poetry/spoken word series with Sirenz, DJ Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

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

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Saturday, Charlie Hunter, MVP. Tuesdays, Uncle John's Band. Wednesdays, MVP. Thursday, Baddigo. Next Friday, September 1, Blue Turtle Tea Party, Forty Piece Choir. Next Saturday, September 2, Todd Harold & Brand New Bag. 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, 6:30 PM, Less Than Jake, Suicide Machines, One Man Army, Pollen; 11:30 PM, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, DJ Warp. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Less Than Jake, Suicide Machines, One Man Army, Pollen. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Pivot Man, Colonel Stem, Dago Red, Soulfix. Thursday, 11 PM, "Blaze Battle" hosted by Doug E. Fresh. Next Friday, September 1, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Pound of Flesh, Caviar, Plastic Princess. Next Sunday, September 3, 7 PM, Weezer, Dynamite Hack (sold out). 773-549-0203.

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, Whimsical, Echosend, Gel. Saturday, Bellamorte. Tuesdays, 9 PM, open mike. Next Friday, September 1, Eddie Dixon, Grapeshot. Next Saturday, September 2, Butane 5, Glorywhores, Mashers, Kill-o-watts. Next Sunday, September 3, Jenny Choi Band. 773-764-6401.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Saturday, Negligents, Returnables, Sublegs. 773-486-7774.

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

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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Tiny Hairs, Dummy Antenna. Sunday, 8 PM, Silver Measure. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Kevin So. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Stallion Luv spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 9:30 PM, Brother Brother, Shaking Tree. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Hairy Apes BMX, Malachy Papers. Sundays, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays and next Sunday, September 3, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Next Friday, September 1, 9:30 PM, Bumpus, Deana's House. Next Saturday, September 2, 9:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. 773-489-0011.

115 BOURBON ST. 3359 W. 115th, Merrionette Park: Next Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, 7:30 PM, Poi Dog Pondering. 708-388-8881.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. Thursdays through Sundays, DJ Dan "the Man" Arias. 312-642-7251 or 312-642-7252.

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, Yago. Saturday, 3 Card Guts, Backwash. Sunday, 7 PM, Dolly Varden. Wednesday, Bella Fica. Thursday, Bible of the Devil, Stories for Boys, Fever Hot. Next Friday, September 1, Vacation Bible School, the Elvi, Calhouns. Next Saturday, September 2, Creepy D. Next Sunday, September 3, Bottom Feeder. 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. Thursday, August 31, 10:30 PM, A Flock of Seagulls, DJ Vanilli Vice. Next Sunday, September 3, Video Stars, DJ Vanilli Vice. 312-664-0777.

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

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, September 1, Roy Vombrack's Rock Orchestra. Next Saturday, September 2, Tongue Bath. 630-924-9368.

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

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae, Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2086 or 773-486-2390.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Saturday, Mock Heroic. Thursday, open mike with Jen & Mel. Next Sunday, September 3, Steve Lizard & Sloppy Seconds. 773-276-9730.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin nightly on two floors. Fridays, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Max TC. Sundays, "Boca Music" hosted by Xavier. Tuesdays, DJ Subzero. Wednesdays, DJs Mea, Jonny Kaos, Max TC, Pump Boy Lee & Hakim Murphy. Thursdays, DJ Spin. 312-409-7777.

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

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

REDNOFIVE 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM; free admission before midnight. Friday, DJs Ry-n & Sativa. Saturday, Slyder. 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. Friday, Beggars Banquet (Rolling Stones tribute band). Saturday, 12 Oz. Glory. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Rory's Raiders. Thursday, open mike hosted by Pat Doody Project. 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, Drovers, Mary Janes. Saturday 10 PM, Jamestown, Angie Mead. Sunday, 8 PM, benefit for Hamell on Trial with Stray Toasters, Mike Heaton, Al Rose, Mount Pilot, Mock Heroic & others. Monday, 8 PM, Nelly Furtado. Tuesday, 8 PM, book release party for Thax Douglas (see Spot Check) with music by Handsome Family with Daryl Sparks, Daybirds, Emilia Airmattresses, Country Melvins. Wednesday, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: Elements" with various musicians. Thursday, 8 PM, Fastball (sold out). Next Friday, September 1, 10 PM, Slobberbone, Grand Champeen. Next Saturday, September 2, 10 PM, Sister Seven, Lift. Next Sunday, September 3, 8 PM, Randy Weeks, Dave Stuckey & the Rhythm Gang, Dave Ramont. 773-525-2508.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Friday, Video Stars. Saturday, Foil. Thursday, 45s. Next Friday, September 1, Libido Funk Circus. Next Saturday, September 2, Verdict. 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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Mark Farina, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Saturday, Kenny Hawkes. 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, September 1, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Contamination, Deceased. Saturday, 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: Tuesday, 8 PM, DJ Lago de Sagni spinshouse (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thursday, 8 PM, Mike, Flash 454. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Edmin & Fabian. Saturdays, DJs Monna & Seraphine. Wednesdays, DJ Fabian. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin on the first floor. Friday, 8:30 PM, 7th Heaven, Urban Funk Ordinance, Urban Rock Stars. 773-278-6600.

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

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Thursday, August 31, 9 PM, Jordan Macarus Band. 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. Friday, Sine the Band, Mark Sheehy. Saturday, Doug Hoekstra, Al Rose, Leonardo. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with the Ian Crockett Band. Thursday, Brad Peterson & guests. 773-929-3680.

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

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

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Friday, 9:30 PM, Tumbleweed. Saturday, 6 PM, Richie Havens, Cats Under the Stars. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, Maggie Speaks, Leftovers. Wednesday, Hello Mr. Arthur. 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, Baaro, Osuaza. Saturday, Ark Band, Kwame. Sundays, Gizzae. Monday, Aswah Greggorri. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wednesday, Ras Kelly, Indika. Thursday, Belizean Vibes. Next Friday, September 1, Innocent. Next Saturday, September 2, Dub Dis, Dansika. 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. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

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

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

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

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

NATALIE MACMASTER, MICHEL LAUZIERE Thursday, August 31, 8 PM, Skyline Stage, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

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

PATCHOULI Free performance. Next Friday, September 1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DWIGHT YOAKAM Sunday, 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. Friday, Whole Shebang. Saturday, 8:30 PM, Yonder Mountain String Band. Sundays, Irish jam session. Tuesdays, open stage. Next Friday, September 1, the Lash, Elders. Next Saturday, September 2, Mollys. 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. Next Saturday, September 2, Deanna Varagona's Gospel Jubilee. 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 Lawrence Peters spins country music. 773-472-2771.

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

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: Sunday, 6 PM, Napper Tandy. Tuesday, 9 PM, Morgan. 312-836-0066.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Friday, 10 PM, Jack Ingram, R.B. Morris. Tuesday, 8 PM, open stage. Next Saturday, September 2, 10 PM, "River Rat Show" with Switchback, Joe Price. 708-788-2118.

FOSTER BROTHERS GOURMET COFFEE BAR 110 Burlington, La Grange: Music at 7 PM. Saturday, Steve & Jenny Moss. 708-352-6565.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Wednesday, 9 PM, Smokin' Goose's Musical Potpourri with the Mythic Figs. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Sara Sara. 773-489-5471.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thursday, August 31, 9 PM, Four Shillings Short. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Saturday, 8 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, Gerry Haughey. Saturday, Fast Eddie. Next Friday, September 1, Ceili Mor. Next Saturday, September 2, Printers Rogue. 773-282-7035.

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

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

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Thursday, August 31, 8 PM, Dooleys. 630-325-3732.

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, Jim DeWan. 773-404-9494.

MASTHOUSE 528 E. Calhoun, Woodstock: Private residence. Next Saturday, September 2, 7 PM, open mike & sing-along. 847-836-6278.

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.

NAVY PIER BEER GARDEN 600 E. Grand: Next Saturday, September 2, 8 PM, and next Sunday, September 3, 4 PM, Dooleys. 312-595-7437.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Next Sunday, September 3, 8 PM, Randy Weeks, Dave Stuckey & the Rhythm Gang, Dave Ramont. 773-525-2508.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Music at 8 PM. Friday, O'Hara, Laffey & Furlong. 708-922-9950.

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, Mackie Redd. Next Friday, September 1, New Deal String Band. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Monday, 9 PM, Mackie Redd. Tuesday, 8 PM, Tom Dunning, Daniel Paquette, Mary Dee Reynolds. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 9 PM, Sheri Novak; 10 PM, James Frost & the Frosty Band. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, September 1, 2 PM, Larry Van Arb. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JOHN FOGERTY, AARON NEVILLE, MARCIA BALL and others perform as part of "Destination New Orleans." Next Friday, September 1, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

48-HOUR SAVE MAXWELL STREET BLUESKEEPERS STOP THE WRECKING BALL BLUES VIGIL See Fairs & Festivals.

SHIRLEY KING Evening concert preced by a "Music Chicago Style" workshop from noon-3 PM. Next Saturday, September 2, 6 PM, Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski. 773-838-7551.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performance. Next Friday, September 1, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

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

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

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 9 PM, Katherine Davis Quartet/Ken Saydak Blues Show. Next Friday, September 1, 9 PM, Ken Saydak Blues Band with Zora Young. 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: Saturday, 10 PM, Margo & the Strictly Southside Band. 708-848-2801.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Howard & the White Boys. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, Maurice John Vaughn Blues Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chico Banks Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, Willie Kent & the Gents 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, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Saturday, Jimmy Johnson. Sunday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Monday, Sammy Fender & the Blues Masters. Tuesday and Wednesday, Rockin' Johnny Band (live recording). Thursday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, Eddie C. Campbell. 773-528-1012.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues 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, Cash McCall. Saturday, Guy Lawrence & Chideco Zydeco. Next Friday, September 1, Casey Jones the ChiTown Boogie Man. Next Saturday, September 2, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey (no cover); 9:30 PM, Rod Piazza, Jimmy Burns. Saturday, Johnny Bassett, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Sunday, Phil Guy. Monday, jam hosted by Sam Cockrell. Tuesday, Mark Hannon Band. Wednesday, Charlie Love. Thursday, Al Hill & the Love Butlers. Next Friday, September 1, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Joe Louis Walker, Gordon Bonham. Next Saturday, September 2, 6:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love, Ron Prince & Hard Time. 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, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. 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, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Saturday, 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: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Wednesdays, 6 PM-midnight, Killer Ray & Killer Players. 312-341-9787.

COTTON'S LOVER'S LOUNGE 7253 S. Ashland: Fridays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-488-9807.

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, Zydeco Bon Ton. Thursday through next Saturday, September 2, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 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.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Thursday, August 31, 9 PM, Robert Belfour (see Critic's Choice), T-Model Ford (see Critic's Choice), Paul Jones (see Critic's Choice). 773-489-3160.

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, Magic Slim & the Teardrops (see Critic's Choice). Saturday, 5 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Li'l Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. Sunday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Monday, Marty Sammon. Tuesday, Roy Hytower. Wednesday, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Joe Moss. Thursday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Next Friday, September 1, Little Smokey Smothers. Next Saturday, September 2, Kinsey Report. Next Sunday, September 3, Li'l Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. 312-266-2400.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Next Saturday, September 2, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. Wednesday, 9 PM, Smokin' Goose's Musical Potpourri with the Mythic Figs. 773-489-5471.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Roy Hytower & the Motif Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Steepwater Blues Band (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Joe Moss. Next Saturday, September 2, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie 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 and Saturday, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wednesday, Chicago Playboys. Thursday and next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, Joanna Connor Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Saturday, Debbie & the Elite Blues Band. Next Saturday, September 2, Mandi Loomis & the Brick House Blues Band. 312-245-0333.

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. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Jerry Knight & the Blues Flash. Saturday, Liz Mandville Greeson. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Sandra Hall. 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, John Primer, Charlie Love & special guest (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, Vance Kelly. 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. Thursday, Pat Smillie Band with Shirley Johnson. Next Friday, September 1, Pat Smillie 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. Friday and Saturday, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-525-2422.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, 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, 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 and next Saturday, September 2, Carl Davis Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. 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, Joe Moss Band. Saturday, Willie Kent & the Gents. Wednesday, Jasper Buchanan. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. Next Saturday, September 2, Margo & the Strictly Southside Band. 773-276-9730.

RITZ HOTEL BALLROOM 39th & S. King Dr.: Saturdays, 8 and 10 PM and midnight, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. 773-538-4271.

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

ROSA'S LOUNGE 3420 W. Armitage: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday, September 1, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Next Saturday, September 2, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Next Sunday, September 3, Eomot Rasun Blues Band. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Next Friday, September 1, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Next Saturday, September 2, Liz Mandville Greeson. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday, Rockin' Johnny Band. Saturday, Elmo Bliss & the Truetones. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 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 3817 N. 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. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

BOPOLOGY performs swing music at Chicago Summerdance. Next Friday, September 1, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See special pullout guide.

ERNEST DAWKINS QUARTET "Chicago-South Africa Jazz Initiative" concert; free admission. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DELMARK ALL-STARS Annual breakfast bash with Jodie Christian, Ken vandermark, Malachi Thompson, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor, Kahil El'Zabar, Francine Griffin, Jim Cooper, Ernest Dawkins, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Ari Brown, Frank Catalano & others. See sidebar in the Chicago Jazz Festival pullout guide. Next Sunday, September 3, 10 AM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1467.

DAVID DRAZIN TRIO performs at a jazz vespers service. Next Sunday, September 3, 7:30 PM, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 8450 N. Shermer, Niles. 773-973-5772.

ICP ORCHESTRA Free concert with the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra. Next Friday, September 1, 2 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

D.D. JACKSON 21st Annual Jazz Festival kickoff concert; free admission. Thursday, August 31, 4:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094 or 312-744-6630.

JOSEPH JARMAN Free concert. Next Friday, September 1, noon, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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

NOEL KUPERSMITH WITH DREW MORGAN & LAURIE LEE MOSES Free concert. Monday, 7:30 PM, Myopic Books, 1728 W. Division. 773-862-4882.

JEFF KUST Free performance. Next Saturday, September 2, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STEVE LACY & IRENE AEBI perform "Excerpts From the Beat Suite" as part of the 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour. Wednesday, 6 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-427-3400.

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, September 2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

PETER LERNER TRIO Free concert. Wednesday, 11:45 AM, 10 N. Riverside Plaza. 708-358-1278.

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

REGINALD T. McCANTS Thursday, August 31, 5-10 PM, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 or 312-559-0200.

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

PARAGON RAGTIME ORCHESTRA accompanies silent films by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. Wednesday, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

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

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

PAUL WERTICO TRIO Free concert. Next Friday, September 1, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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

jazz

clubs

AMBASSADOR 7050 W. Belmont: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jazzy Sound Trio with Steve Zuterek, Jack Rokita & Alfred Kumorowski. 773-286-9337.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Polly Podewell Trio. Sunday, 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, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Silver Streak with Tim McNamara, Tom Garling, John Young, John Bany & Martin Bany. Thursday, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Saturday, September 2, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Sam Burckhardt Quintet. Next Sunday, September 3, 7:30 PM, Ellington Dynasty. 312-642-6805.

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

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

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

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Friday and Saturday, Carlos Cannon. Sunday and Monday, Gerlad McClendon. Tuesday through next Saturday, September 2, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

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

BIG JOE'S 1818 W. Foster: No cover. Sundays, 8 PM, Big Joe's Jazz Masters Trio with vocalist Michele Thomas; 9 PM-midnight, jam session with Darren Scorza, Neil Alger, and Alex Bednarke. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio. 630-406-0008.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, August 31, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 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. 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. Saturday, 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: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Latin and jazz jam session with Crosswind. 312-697-0975.

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

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Mondays, 7 PM, open mike with Carolyn Albritton. Thursdays, 8 PM-1 AM, open mike (in the Cab Calloway Room). 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 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. Saturday, Vandermark 5, Hamid Drake & Joe Morris. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Aram Shelton/Brian Dibblee Quartet with Josh Berman & Dave Williams. 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, Paul Abella Trio. 630-916-6242.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sunday, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Big Roy, David Polk Project. 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.

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

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

GREAT BEER PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sundays and Mondays, 9 PM, Matt Ross Quartet. Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Trio. Wednesdays, Bruce Mak Trio. 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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Barbara LeShoure. Sunday, 8 PM, Arlene Bardelle Quartet (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Juli Wood Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Dee Alexander Quartet, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursday, Guy Fricano Sextet. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Karl Montzka Organ Band; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Miri Ben-Ari Quartet (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Monday, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 6-11:30 PM, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Laurence Hobgood Quartet, Jennifer Graham Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, September 1, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Next Saturday, September 2, Gephart/Long Quartet. Next Sunday, September 3, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet with Chris Foreman. 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, "Chicago-South Africa Jazz Initiative" with Zim Ngqawana Ensemble, 8 Bold Souls. Saturday, 9 PM, "Chicago-South Africa Jazz Initiative" with Hugh Masekela, Fred Anderson Trio. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 8 PM, Ptsh. Wednesday, 6 PM-midnight, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Damon Short Quartet, Happy Apple. Next Friday, September 1, 6 PM, Healing Force with William Perry, Vincent Davis, Tatsu Aoki & Billy Brimfield; 9:30 PM, Charles Gayle; 11:30 PM, Matthew Shipp Trio. Next Saturday, September 2, 3 PM, Italian Instabile Orchestra; 9 PM, Matthew Shipp Trio. Next Sunday, September 3, 10 PM, Batacumbele. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Next Friday, September 1, 8:30 PM, Rob Wasserman's Soace Island, Jazz Mandolin Project, Dirty Dozen Brass Band. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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.

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, Roy Haynes Quartet (no 10 PM show on Sunday). Tuesday, tribute to Charlie Parker with Ira Sullivan & Eric Schneider, Willie Pickens Trio. Wednesday, 6 PM-midnight, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Ira Sullivan & Willie Pickens. Thursday through next Sunday, September 3, 10 PM, "Afterfest jams" with Hank Crawford, John Abercrombie, Chris Potter, Henry Johnson, Ira Sullivan, Willie Pickens, Robert Shy, Marlene Rosenberg, Stu Katz & others. 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. Wednesday, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Ken Cheney & Sonny Turner. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 8-11 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Next Saturday, September 2, 10 PM, Hunter & the Jazz Hounds (no cover). 773-489-3490.

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 Exxpress. Monday, jam session with Henry Johnson & Jeremy Kahn. Tuesday, Tommy Muellner Trio. Wednesdays, Two for Brasil. Thursday, 6-9 PM, Libby York Trio; 10 PM, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. 312-649-5874.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Next Friday, September 1, 10 PM, Jazzbo. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 10 PM, Charlie Hunter, MVP. Sundays, 10 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 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, Jazz Conceptions. Next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, August 31, Tim Daisy & Dave Rempis. 773-728-5010.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sunday, 8 PM, Jason Roebke, Chad Taylor & Ken Vandermark. 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, Fareed Haque Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Ryan Cohan Trio. Thursdays, Don Stiernberg 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, Lori McLain Duo. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Pat Williams Trio. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Eddie Harrison Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, Valerie Booker 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, Alexandra Billings (see Spot Check). Saturday, Elijah Levi Trio. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, September 1, Grady Johnson Group. Next Saturday, September 2, Dave Gordon Group. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Rankinfyle. Saturday, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sunday, Grag Pasenko Trio. Monday, Five Spot. Tuesdays, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Wednesday, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Scott Stevenson Quartet. Thursday, Bradley Williams Trio. Next Friday, September 1, Dave Gordon Trio. Next Saturday, September 2, Corky McClerkin Trio. Next Sunday, September 3, Elaine Dame Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Ken Chaney Trio. Tuesday, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, September 1, Greg Pasenko Trio. Next Saturday, September 2, Scott Stevenson Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, 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.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Next Friday, September 1, Ron Cooper. 773-276-9730.

RAW BAR Ivory Piano Lounge, 3720 N. Clark: Music at 8 PM. Next Friday, September 1, 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.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Next Friday, September 1, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-271-9944.

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: Next Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2, 9 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. 312-225-4140.

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

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Friday, Juli Wood Duo. Saturday, Eric Allen Trio. Monday, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Eric Allen Duo. Wednesday, Kevin Kizer Duo. Thursday, Juli Wood Duo. 312-527-3510.

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

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 11:30 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, Malachi Thompson Ensemble. Saturday, Nicole Mitchell Ensemble. Sunday, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesday, 6 PM, 13th Annual Jazz Club Tour with Dennis Winslett Trio, Elijah Levi/Tatsu Aoki Quartet. Thursday, Healing Force with William Perry, Vincent Davis, Tatsu Aoki & Billy Brimfield. Next Friday, September 1, Matana Roberts with Josh Abram & Chad Taylor, Pipeline with Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jeb Bishop, Mats Gustafsson, Kjell Nordeson, Sten Sandell & Joe Morris. Next Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, Kidd Jordan with Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki, Vincent Davis & others. 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, 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. Sundays, vocalist Gina McLaughlin. 773-907-3500.

international

concerts

OBO ADDY Monday, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

AZUKAR Salsa music concert with free dance lessons. Thursday, August 31, 5-10 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

CHINA NATIONAL ORCHESTRA See Critic's Choice. Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 630-910-1551.

SAMUEL DEL REAL Sunday, 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. 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.

HAVANA performs Afro-Cuban son at Chicago Summerdance. Next Saturday, September 2, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

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

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

NOCHE FLAMENCA with Soledad Barrio. Thursday, August 31, 8 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

SALAAM performs Middle Eastern music at Chicago Summerdance. Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 6 PM), Spirit of Music Garden, Grant Park, Michigan between Harrison and Balbo. 312-742-4007.

SIMPLEMENTE CAFE, NELSON SOSA Colombian music program as part of the "Voices of the Americas" cultural series (benefit for Inspiration Cafe, Casa Guatemala, and the Colombian Solidarity Network). Friday, 7 PM, Inspiration Cafe, 4554 N. Broadway. 773-334-9101.

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

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

ULALI & SHKI BMAADZI Thursday, August 31, 7 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

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

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.

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.

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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, August 31, 9 PM, Mambo 911, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 9 PM, "Chicago-South Africa Jazz Initiative" with Zim Ngqawana Ensemble, 8 Bold Souls. Saturday, 9 PM, "Chicago-South Africa Jazz Initiative" with Hugh Masekela, Fred Anderson Trio. Next Sunday, September 3, 10 PM, Batacumbele. 312-362-9707.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe with music after 7 PM. Tuesdays, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. Wednesdays, Breno Sauer plays Brazilian tango and 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 and next Sunday, September 3, 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. Nightly at 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, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Saturday, 10 PM, Ivory Coast. Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

BACH ORGAN-THON featuring organists David Schrader, Christine Kraemer, Bernard Kunkel, Andrew Senn, and Kirsten Hedegaard with the Compline Motet Singers in a benefit for the Immanuel Lutheran Church Music Outreach Endowment Fund. Wednesday, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 847-864-4464.

TZIMON BARTO piano, performs Liszt's Transcendental Etudes. Tuesday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CECILIA FONTES AND JOSE PARRA soprano and piano, in free concerts (Granados, Ginastera, Rodrigo, Lopes-Graca, Kritz, Albeniz). Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. Thursday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 847-866-6377.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Next Friday, September 1, 12:10 PM, organist Arthur Mirande. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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

KELLI HARRIGAN soprano, in a free concert. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1426 or 312-744-6630.

HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL ORGAN RECITALS Holy Name Cathedral, 730 N. Wabash: Sunday, 4 PM, Larry Long and Bruce Bengtson. 312-664-6963.

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

MUSICIANS CLUB OF WOMEN presents soprano Kelli Harrington in a free concert. Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 708-442-9453.

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne, conductor (Mozart, Ravel, Beethoven, Haydn). Sunday, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL CHAMBER PLAYERS Pianist Vladimir Feltsman conducts an all-Bach program. Monday, 8 PM, Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

fairs & festivals

AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Washington Park, 55th and Cottage Grove: Next Friday, September 1, 3 PM, Primeridian; 4:30 PM, Love Jones Band; 8 PM, Ohio Players. Next Saturday, September 2, 2 PM, David Boykin Outet; 3:30 PM, Ari Brown Quartet with Maggie Brown; 5 PM, Kahil El'Zabar's Experimental Band with Amiri Baraka, Billy Bang & Hamiet Bluiett; 6:30 PM, Bobby Womack; 8 PM, Diblo Dibala & Matchatcha. Next Sunday, September 3, 1:30 PM, Joan Collaso; 2:30 PM, Passion for Fashion; 4 PM, Defunkt; 5 PM, Playin 4 the City; 6:30 PM, Petit Mokambo; 8 PM, Hugh Masekela. 312-955-2787.

AUGTOBERFEST Downer between Water and Stolp, Aurora: Friday, 7 PM, Epics. 630-844-3640.

BUCKTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL Senior Citizens Memorial Park, Lyndale and Oakley: Saturday, noon, James Kay & the K-Tels; 1:15 PM, Treehouse Project; 2:30 PM, Moonshine Willy; 3:45 PM, Fallen Angels; 5:15 PM, Big Breakfast; 6:45 PM, Brian Anderson. Sunday, 1 PM, Millennium Trio; 2:15 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 3:30 PM, Lou Rider Band; 4:45 PM, Meet the Head. Festival also features theater, poetry readings, children's entertainment, and art exhibits. 312-409-8305.

CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL See special pullout guide.

DEARBORN STREET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2000 Dearborn between Harrison and Polk: Saturday, noon, students of Merit Music Program; 12:30 PM, Printer's Rogue; 2 PM, Jones; 2:30 PM, Phat Planet; 3:30 PM, Elders; 4:30 PM, Maud's Gonne; 5:30 PM, Hillbillys From Space; 6:30 PM, the Lash; 7:30 PM, Drovers. 773-868-3010, ext. 30.

48-HOUR SAVE MAXWELL STREET BLUESKEEPERS STOP THE WRECKING BALL BLUES VIGIL Juketown Community Bandstand, Halsted and Maxwell: Friday, 6 PM, through Sunday, 6 PM, Joe Patterson & the Cut Rate Blues Band, Motivation, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Lajune, Mr. H, Frank "Little Sonny" Scott Jr. & others. 773-264-4746, 312-813-1051, or 312-341-3696.

FOUR LAKES SUMMERFEST ON THE SLOPE Four Lakes Village, Rte. 53 and Maple, Lisle: 3:15 PM, Bumpus; 4:20 PM, Hello Dave; 5:40 PM, Underwater People; 7 PM, Trinket; 8:30 PM, 10,000 Maniacs. 630-964-6805.

GOOSE ISLAND FEST Clybourn and Sheffield: Friday, 6:30 PM, Telstar; 7:30 PM, Guster. Saturday, 2:15 PM, John Kimler; 3:30 PM, Dolly Varden; 5 PM, Heartsfield; 6:30 PM, Waco Brothers; 8 PM, Soul Asylum. Sunday, 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: Friday, 6-11 PM, Saturday, 5-11 PM, and Sunday, 3-11 PM, Linardakis. 847-729-2235.

JAMMIN' AT THE ZOO Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N. Cannon: Friday, 7 PM, Shannon Curfman; 9 PM, Cowboy Mouth. 312-742-2283.

THE LAST FLING presents music on two stages in Naperville. Next Friday, September 1, Main Stage, west of Eagle and Aurora: 6 PM, Tim Mahoney; 8 PM, Matthew Sweet. Entertainment Stage, Jackson and Main: 6 PM, Charlie Brown Blues Band; 8 PM, Business. Next Saturday, September 2, Main Stage: 4 PM, Juleps; 6 PM, Hello Dave; 8 PM, Blessid Union of Souls. Entertainment Stage: 2 PM, Jeff Sandler's Eight-Piece Suit; 4 PM, the Dog & Everything; 6 PM, Mike Heaton Band; 8 PM, Fairlanes. Next Sunday, September 3, Main Stage: 4 PM, One Night Stand; 6 PM, Anthony Gomes Band; 8 PM, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Entertainment Stage: 2 PM, Old Pike; 4 PM, Liberty City; 6 PM, Gertrude; 8 PM, Libido Funk Circus. 630-961-4143.

LIVE THE SPIRIT ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY JAZZ FESTIVAL Racine between 64th and Marquette: Saturday, 2-6 PM, Englewood Community Jazz Band, New Horizons Ensemble, Zim Ngqawana, Fezile "Feya" Faku, Lulu Gontsana, Andile Yenana, Herbie Motlatsi Tsoaeli, Winston Mankunku, Hypnotic Brass Band & others. 773-651-7563.

LOTTIES STREET FESTIVAL Cortland between Winchester and Wolcott: Saturday, 2-9 PM, Michael McDermott, Premium, Mos Isley. 773-489-0738.

PEARL FEST 2000 Little Black Pearl Workshop, 4200 S. Drexel: Sunday, 11 AM, Spirit; noon, Michelle Thomas; 1:15 PM, Bethany Pickens; 2:45 PM, Ensemble Stop Time with Maggie Brown; 4:15 PM, Crosswind; 5:45 PM, Teresa Griffin. 773-285-1211.

SAENGERFEST Olde Western Ave. between 132nd and 135th, Blue Island: Next Friday, September 1, 6:30 PM, Alley Cats; 7 PM, Steven Vazquez; 8:15 PM, Mudcats; 9 PM, Mirrors. Next Saturday, September 2, 3 PM, Eisenhower High School Show Choir; 5 PM, Anna Stange; 5:30 PM, Sounds of Santana; 6 PM, Dyed in the Wool; 8:30 PM, Impact; 9 PM, Now & Then. Next Sunday, September 3, 2:30 PM, Eddie Korosa; 3 PM, Jimmy's Bavarians; 5:15 PM, Chicago Kingsnakes; 6 PM, Mariachi Acero; 7 PM, Blues Fever; 8 PM, Orquesta Isla. 708-388-5735.

SPIRIT OF SOUTH SHORE CELEBRATION features live music on four stages Sunday, South Shore Bank, 7054 S. Jeffery: 1 PM, Nick Colionne, Detour, Roz Ellington, Mauree Hunter & Concept; 6 PM, Maggie Brown. Jeffery Plaza, 71st and Jeffery: noon, Crosswind; 1:40 PM, Rico Michael Jackson; 2 PM, Fernando Jones & My Band; 3 PM, Bryant Young; 4 PM, Bobby Slim James. Black United Fund of Illinois, 1809 E. 71st: noon, Savoy Trio with Kimberly Gordon; 1 PM, Ken Chaney Xperience; 2 PM, Corky McClerkin; 3 PM, Terry Ray Project; 4 PM, Theresa Davis; 5 PM, Sue Conway; 6 PM, Sasha Dalton; 7 PM, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Rosenblum Park, 7547 S. Euclid: noon, Fernando Jones's Blues Kids; 1 PM, Dedicated; 2 PM, Faith Tabernacle Choir; 3 PM, Willie Harris Singers. 773-324-0494.

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

TASTE OF POLONIA on the grounds of Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence: Next Friday, September 1, 6:30 PM, Jerry Zahara Polka Band, Tony Kawalkowski Band. Next Saturday, September 2, 12:30 PM, Lil' Richard Polka Band, Weselisko; 4:30 PM, Wanderband; 7:30 PM, Grzegorz Grden, Weselisko. Next Sunday, September 3, 1 PM, Stas Golonka Polka Band, Dozynki; 4:30 PM, Dylewski Blues Band, Stas Zatloka. 773-777-8898.

A TOUCH OF HERITAGE VII Foster Park, 84th and Loomis: Sunday, 3:15 PM, Intense City Band; 5 PM, Calvin Bridges Choir; 8:15 PM, Intense City Band. 773-846-4457.

VIVA! CHICAGO LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL See page 58.

miscellaneous

DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB PLAYERS Free concert. Thursday, August 31, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Thursday, August 31, 8 PM, "Backyard Variety Show" features vaudeville performers. 312-362-9707.

GARRISON KEILLOR with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Next Sunday, September 3, 7 PM, Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

RAVINIA FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Pavilion, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park: Sunday, 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. Saturday, 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, Morton Grove Community Jazz Band. Tuesday, Chicago International Jazz Festival preview concert. 312-346-3278.

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