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STEVE ANTHONY ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Next Sunday, October 8, 2 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

LEROY BACH Free concert. Thursday, October 5, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

JELLO BIAFRA Spoken word concert and benefit for the Green Electoral Action Resource Services Center. Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence. 773-772-5235.

BLUE MEANIES Free concert in the alley. Saturday, 4 PM, alley, Clark & Belmont. 773-549-0203.

BOX-O-CAR, JONNY POLONSKY Friday, 9 PM, Turner Conference Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

BILLY BRAGG & THE BLOKES, SARAH HARMER, KEVIN SO Next Saturday, October 7, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

JOE BRIGANTE & THE ROCKERS Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Next Friday, October 6, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

RAY CHARLES Thursday, October 5, 8 PM (benefit concert and opening night gala), St. Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277. Next Sunday, October 8, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

CHEER-ACCIDENT, SWEEP THE LEG JOHNNY, MADE FOR TV MOVIE, HOOK, LAST DITCH EFFORT Friday, 7 PM, Scrap Skate Park, 2350 Hassell, Hoffman Estates. 847-884-0945.

CHICAGO REBELS SWING DANCE CLUB Swing dance concerts, workshops, and competitions. Friday, 1 PM-12:30 AM, Saturday, 10 AM-12:30 AM, and Sunday, 10 AM-7 PM, Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus. 773-549-1528 or 312-629-4058.

CHICAGO SONGWRITERS' CIRCLE Evening concert preceded by a "Music Chicago Style" workshop from noon-3 PM. Saturday, 6 PM, Daley College, 7500 S. Pulaski. 773-838-7551.

CULTURE CLUB Wednesday, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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

WILLIAM DARKE PSYCHO CIRCUS, GARDEN BOWER, SOUL FOOD, DJ GREGOR MORTIS perform in the gallery as part of "Recess: An Interactive Playground for Adults!"; no cover. Saturday, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

DARLING Free in-store performance. Thursday, October 5, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

DJ GREYBOY, DJ JOSH MUTHART, DJ VERB Next Friday, October 6, 10 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-409-4426.

DJ JESSE DE LA PE--A performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Next Friday, October 6, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

FIREBIRD BAND Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, October 7, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

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

FRONT 242 DJs Teri Bristol, Danny the Wildchild, Phantom 45, Lego, Submerge, Trancid, Gabriel & Luis Segura, Notorious Nino, Bobby Martinez, Carlos Feliciano & others. Friday, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-628-0418.

LISELOTTE HAMM & JEAN-MARIE HUMMEL perform French cabaret songs from the postwar period. Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM, Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago. 312-337-1070.

HANSON, M2M Sold out. Monday, 7 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

HOMAGE TO THE STRAY DOG CAFE Free cabaret-style tribute to the Russian avant-garde, with performances by Tanya Fel & others. Saturday, 7 PM, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JULIO IGLESIAS Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

ISLEY BROTHERS, TAKE 6 Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

IVORY COAST Free in-store performance. Saturday, 3 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

KINGPINZ, QUALO with DJ Gregor Mortis, DJ Four/4 & DJ Dave as part of "Recess: An Interactive Playground for Adults!"; no cover. Friday, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

KISS, SKID ROW Saturday, 7:30 PM, New World Music Theatre, I-80 and Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-614-1616 or 312-559-1212.

GLADYS KNIGHT, JEFFREY OSBORNE, CASPER Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

KRISTINE W Free in-store performance. Friday, 6 PM, Virgin Megastore, 540 N. Michigan. 312-645-9300.

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

CHRIS LIGON performs at a screening of films, cartoons, and commercials for kids. Next Saturday, October 7, 10 AM and 8 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

LUCIA Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Thursday, October 5, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

MICHAEL McDONALD Saturday, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MOBY, HYBRID with DJ John Curley on Friday (sold out); with DJ Tommie Sunshine on Sunday. Next Friday and Sunday, October 6 and 8, 7:30 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

MOLJEBKA PULSE, MIKAEL STAVOSTRAND, BRENT GUTZEIT See Spot Check. Friday, 9 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

TITO NIEVES, WAR, TOGETHER Saturday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PALAXY TRACKS Free in-store performance. Tuesday, 6 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

ALICE PEACOCK Friday, 8 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 708-524-6942.

PEARL JAM, SUPERGRASS Next Sunday, October 8, 7:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212.

PERALTA Free concert. Saturday, 9 PM, Pilsen Cafe, 2110 S. Halsted. 773-394-2862.

PLANET STRANGE Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, October 7, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

SHELLAC, HIGH DEPENDENCY UNIT, LORAXX perform as part of the Independent Arts Festival. Next Friday, October 6, 6 PM, Centrum Hall, 1309 N. Ashland. 773-539-9429.

SHELLAC, ROBBIE FULKS, THE OXES perform as part of the Independent Arts Festival. Next Sunday, October 8, 5 PM, Centrum Hall, 1309 N. Ashland. 773-539-9429.

FRANK SINATRA JR. performs with a full orchestra under the direction of Terry Woodson; "black-tie optional" benefit concert. Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-264-7203.

LINDA M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

SOULFLY, DOWNSET, PRIMER 55, SLAVES ON DOPE Next Saturday, October 7, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

TONY SPAVONE Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Tuesday, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

STATEMENT FOR FREEDOM Benefit concert for Equality Illinois with Jason Stuart, Valerie James, Circuit Mom, Ripley Caine, CeCe Carter, Stephen Rader, and others. Saturday, 7 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-477-7173.

TAFFETAS Dinner concert. Saturday, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

TINA TURNER, JOE COCKER Wednesday, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

UMPHREY'S McGEE, GRUV Next Friday, October 6, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DAR WILLIAMS, BARRY CRIMMINS Friday, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

VICTORIA WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, October 7, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

VICTORIA WILLIAMS, MARK OLSON Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 312-559-1212.

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

YANNI Free in-store performance. Thursday, October 5, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Next Friday, October 6, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. 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. Thursday, 9 PM, Gypsi Fari (no cover). 773-348-5100.

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

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

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Laura B. Saturdays, DJ Maurice. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). 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, Morris Miners, Delafields, Dick Prall Band. Saturday, Strawberry, Futuristic Dragon, Bouncing Balls. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Bomb Taxi. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wednesday, 56 Hope Road, Flavio. Thursday, Headset, Stroller. Next Friday, October 6, Shimmer, Braam. Next Saturday, October 7, Nationwide, Telstar. 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. 773-348-4975.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steve Melgave 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. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Big Wow, Nathan Payne, Clip. Saturday, Hot Stove Jimmy, Oval Opus, Turner Joy. Thursday, Ditchwater, Trailor Park Palace, Double Helix. Next Friday, October 6, Sugarfried Super O's, Bastard Half File. Next Saturday, October 7, Sulpecs, Drunken Master Three, Eye Hate God. 773-384-0043.

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. Wednesday, E-Sassin, Machete, Bass by the Pound DJs. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays, 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: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays and Tuesdays. 773-384-0701.

BOULEVARD BAR & GRILL 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Jello Wrestling. 630-830-2565.

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. Friday, Wombat Carnival. Saturday, Tractor Boy. Next Friday, October 6, Guilty. Next Saturday, October 7, Planet Groove. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Saturday, Shimmer. Wednesday, acoustic jam with Jon Gram & friends. Next Friday, October 6, Cravin's. Next Saturday, October 7, Rebecca's Statue. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). Sunday, "Chicks That Kick" with Shelley Miller, Sabrina Chapadjive, Melinda Bosco & Tara Heinrichs. Next Sunday, October 8, Aerin TEdesco, Scott Free, Alan Wiley. 773-348-8536.

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

CABARET BAR & GRILL 1283 E. Ogden, Naperville: Next Friday, October 6, 9 PM, Woody Johnson Band. 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. Tuesday, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CHANGES 206 Centre, Park Forest: Bookstore and cafe; music at 8 PM. Saturday, Linda M. Smith. 708-747-9190.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Everyman. Saturday, Sister Envy. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Friday, midnight, Ultra Naté. 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 Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, circus acts with members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas. Thursdays, DJs 33-1/3. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM on two floors. Fridays, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and soul. Saturdays, DJs spin Top 40 hits. Wednesdays, "Simple Pleasures" with Insane Audio Projects DJs Justin Long, DVS, Droopy & Daryl Cura. Thursdays, DJs spin salsa. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. Thursday, October 5, DJ Don Hedeker spins polka music. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MERCURY 221 W. Van Buren: Restaurant and nightclub; DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 10 PM. 312-427-1774.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. Thursdays, "Mixmaster Club Tour" DJs spin "progressive, flashback, dance beat, and underground." 312-397-0600.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Mondays, Laura Masura. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Lauren Brombert, Gertrude. Saturday, Villains. Next Friday, October 6, Weed Street Band, Sine the Band. Next Saturday, October 7, Heavy Weather. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Creole Zydeco Farmers. Thursday through next Saturday, October 7, Nightcrawlers. 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. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10:30 PM, Cats Under the Stars, Kapsalis Trio. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Timeless. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursday, 10 PM, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, October 6, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks, Whiskey Kitchen. Next Saturday, October 7, 9 PM, benefit for MusiCares with Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Zambow, Garbo Swag, Sine the Band. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Friday, Then Again. Saturday, American English (Beatles tribute band). Thursday, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. Next Friday, October 6, Liquid Soul. Next Saturday, October 7, DJs spin (no cover). 847-541-4700.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and instrumental funk. 773-235-5700.

DANNY'S 1951 W. Dickens: Monday, 10 PM, Oval, DJ James Anthony, DJs Ray_rod & Bob (no cover). 773-489-6457.

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 and Saturday, 8 PM, Jack Donahue. Sundays, 7 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin. Monday and Wednesday, 8 PM, Elaine Dame. Thursday, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute). Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute); 10:30 PM, Elaine Dame. Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute); 10:30 PM, Ty Perry. 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. Next Saturday, October 7, 9:30 PM, Gypsi Fari. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, Mark & Pete. Monday, DJs Andrew & Chris Wilson spin punk. Tuesday, DJs Kenny & Scot spin metal. Thursday, DJ Girl Kris spins northern soul. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Sundays and Mondays, Four Man Acoustical Band. Wednesday, Janis Joplin tribute party with Michelle Kubart & the Four Man Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Los de Abajo, Comifo, DJ Daniel Givens. Saturday, 10 PM, Mino Cinelu, Los de Abajo, DJ Warp. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesday, 9 PM, Laika (see Critic's Choice), TRS-80. Wednesday, 9 PM, DJ? Acucrack (see Spot Check), Temulent. Thursday, 9 PM, Light FM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Three Dollar Bill. Next Friday, October 6, 9 PM, Hovercraft, Kinski. Next Saturday, October 7, 9 PM, OMD, Omen. Next Sunday, October 8, 9 PM, Sugar Shack, Tarts, Hamicks. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Thursdays, DJs Rob Thurman, Mike Pierce & Tim Bogosian. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Saturday, Bon Fire (AC/DC tribute band). 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Tony & Justin. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Kid Craig & Tony. Thursdays, 10 PM, Afrodisiacs. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Friday, Mr. Meyers. Saturday, Four Story. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, October 6, Rubber. Next Saturday, October 7, Libido Funk Circus. 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 Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday, Underwater People. Saturday, Hello Dave. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Next Friday, October 6, Garbo Swag. Next Saturday, October 7, Boogotta Fix, Big Deals. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Pinch, Jennifer Peterson, Gel. Saturday, Multivitamins, URT, 4-Fi, Los Shut Up. Sundays, Sumo. Monday, E-Mics, Electric Fuzz Band. Tuesday, Blue October, Swerve, DeMilos. Wednesday, Cells, Audiosoul, Olupus. Thursday, Stu Remley Band, Red Team. Next Friday, October 6, Session, Bob's Yer Uncle, Time Beings. Next Saturday, October 7, Big Backyard, Butterside Down, Honey Tongue, Gayle Ritt. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, El Vez for Prez, Iggy Yoakam & His Famous Pogo Ponies. Saturday, Trevor Watts Moire Music, Akwaaba Sound System. Sunday, 1 PM, Blacks, Grifters, Edith Frost, Orso, Anders Parker; 10 PM, John Fahey, Early Day Miners. Monday, 9:30 PM, Deadbolt, Forty-Fives, Spoozys (see Spot Check). Tuesday, Zeke, New Bomb Turks, Bantam Rooster. Thursday, Melt-Banana, Estrella 20/20, Vaz. Next Friday, October 6, Dismemberment Plan, Les Savy Fav, Big Lazy. Next Saturday, October 7, Pluramon, Kid 606, Datach'i. Next Sunday, October 8, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs Frique & Masado spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk (no cover). 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Friday, Holly Has a Farm. Next Friday, October 6, Dough! 630-916-6242.

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

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: 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.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FALCON INN 1605 E. 53rd: A Taste of Soul/Soulkitchen Productions performs on weekends. Fridays, 8 PM-2 AM, Renauld Barnes & Carl Malik Ismael. Saturdays, 8 PM-3 AM, Reggie Oliver & Gary Cummings. 773-288-1711.

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. 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. Sundays, DJs Vince Lawrence & Wayne Williams, DJ Harold Hiso. Thursdays, Noleian & Gabriel Palomo. 312-226-4555.

FINISH LINE 8550 W. Ogden, Lyons: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Box of Rocks. Saturday, Fifth World. 708-447-3116.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Bigwig, All Else Fails, Hoppin' Mad; 10 PM, Get Hustle, Entertainment, Minim, Death of Marat. Saturday, 2 PM, $5 Botch, American Heritage, Milemarker; 6 PM, 7 Seconds (see Spot Check), Union 13, Botch; 10 PM, Cherry Valence, Mexican Cheerleader, Mercury Birds. Tuesday, 8 PM, Creature Comforts, Tom Sawyer. Wednesday, 8 PM, Dorks, American Dream, Crimson Sweet, Code Yellow. Thursday, 7 PM, Dismemberment Plan, Eternals, Spoozys (see Spot Check), Cheer-Accident. Next Friday, October 6, 6 PM, Glassjaw, Shadows Fall, Drowning Man; 10 PM, Rolemodels, Drive-by Truckers. Next Saturday, October 7, 5 PM, Atari Star, God's Reflex, Sig Transit Gloria, Boy Lion; 9 PM, Defender, Firefighter. Next Sunday, October 8, Audience of the End, Kids Inc. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Brave Combo. Saturday, Heartsfield. Next Friday, October 6, Reckless Kelly. Next Saturday, October 7, Candye Kane. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, Last Drag (no cover). 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. Next Saturday, October 7, Tumbleweed. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Ron Star & the Mystery Train. Next Saturday, October 7, Midnight Renegade. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Tim Mahoney. Thursdays, 7 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: DJ EKG spins Fridays and Saturdays after 8 PM. Sunday, 10 PM, Stewed Tomatoes, Half Mad Poet (no cover). Wednesday, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Leroy Bach, Jay Bennett, Great Apes, and Billhouse (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Eric Williams spins underground house. 312-278-7130.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Saturdays, DJ Andre Harris. Tuesdays, DJs Vince Williams, Derek Wize & Rob Thurmond. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Tension. Saturday, BK Read & the Top Secret Blues Band, John Bull Locomotive. Next Friday, October 6, Wax Buddha & friends. Next Saturday, October 7, music & poetry with Mother Checkers. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Wednesday through next Friday, October 6, 9:30 PM, and next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro. 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 Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 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.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Wednesday, Electric Fuzz Band, Hack 'n' Wheeze. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Thursday, October 5, Fly Williams. Next Friday, October 6, Sister Child, Deana's House, Lauren Brombert, Moxy Blue. Next Saturday, October 7, Scarlet Life, Tundra Survey. 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. Next Friday, October 6, Tautologic, Deja Voodoo. Next Saturday, October 7, Anne DeChant. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Guillermo Anderson, Ceibana. Saturday, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Leroy Bach. Sunday, 9:30 PM, Lofty Pillars, Disaster Action Team. Monday, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj (no cover). Wednesday, 9:30 PM, Split Lip Rayfield, Ground Speed. Thursday, 9:30 PM, Sweeder, Palaxy Tracks, Marydee Reynolds. Next Friday, October 6, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts with Jon Rauhouse, Nora Mary Francis O'Connor. Next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, Town & Country, Chris Connelly. Next Sunday, October 8, 9 PM, Chris Mills, Mike Ireland & Holler. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Michael T. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Shades of Grey. Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. Next Friday, October 6, Gypsi Fari. Next Saturday, October 7, Pat McCurdy. 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. Saturday, Dan Boadi & the Ghannatta Band. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 8 PM, Bobby Conn (see Spot Check), Mino Cinelu. Wednesday, 8 PM, L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus, Miriodor. Next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, "Feast of Fools Cabaret" with Moanique Bubbles, Tom Foolery & others. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 7:30 PM, Saint Etienne (see Spot Check), Kill Hannah; 11 PM, Judybats, Extravery. Saturday, La Ley. Sunday, 7:15 PM, Kottonmouth Kings, Corporate Avenger, Rehab. Monday, 6:45 PM, Fuel, Vallejo. Thursday, Culture Club. Next Friday, October 6, Ekoostik Hookah, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Next Saturday, October 7, Cowboy Mouth, Harmony Riley, Paul Sanchez. 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, Michaelangelo. Saturday, Swinging Love Hammers, Wish, Blue Tongue. Thursday, Durty Lounge Lizards. Next Friday, October 6, Mr. Blotto. Next Saturday, October 7, Then Again. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Tuneage. Next Friday, October 6, Scrawl. Next Saturday, October 7, Duck Soup. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Dalrida. Saturday, Blackwater. Sunday, Printers Rogue. 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, Love Monkeys. Saturday, Maggie Speaks. Tuesday, "All Request" with Casey McDonough. Next Friday, October 6, Underwater People. Next Saturday, October 7, Matt McBride Band. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post. 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. 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: Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, Orquesta Isla (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). Next Saturday, October 7, salsa dance competition. 773-528-3400.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 773-489-3490.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Blue Lit Souls, Life in the Garden. Wednesday, Joe Happy, Soul of the Earth, Fuse (no cover). Thursday, Seers Poncho (no cover). Next Friday, October 6, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Next Saturday, October 7, Juleps, Calico Cats. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant with percussionist Leddie Garcia, DJ Justin Lloyd. Saturday, Alexi Delano, DJs Dayhota & Mel Hammond. Sundays, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, DJs Derrick Carter & Matty. Tuesdays, DJs Madrid & Hiroki. Next Saturday, October 7, Dave Alvarado, DJs Dayhota & Mel Hammond. Next Sunday, October 8, Mike Dearborn, Braxton Holmes, Brian G. 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. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Saturday, Chicago Rose. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM nightly, 5 PM on Sundays. Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Hank III & Assjack. Saturday, Graham Parker. Tuesday, Dark Star Orchestra. Wednesday, MVP. Thursday, "Big C Jamboree." Next Friday, October 6, Dirty Dozen. Next Saturday, October 7, Deep Banana Blackout. 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.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 6:30 PM, Tortoise, Antietam (see Spot Check), Lonesome Organist (sold out); 11 PM, Amon Tobin, Karsh Kale with Sussan Deyhim, U-Cef. Saturday, 7:30 PM Sea & Cake, Isotope 217, Macha, Joan of Arc, Brokeback with the Chicago Underground Duo (sold out). Sunday, 7 PM, Jets to Brazil (see Critic's Choice), Jimmy Eat World, Turing Machine (sold out). Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Starball, Box-o-car, Tsar, Uniform. Thursday, 8 PM, Queens of the Stone Age, Vast, Likehell. Next Friday, October 6, 7 PM, Hellshock, Blank Theory, Factory 81, Sullen. Next Saturday, October 7, 9 PM, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Bardo Pond, Pan American. Next Sunday, October 8, 9 PM, OMD, OK Go. 773-549-0203.

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sunday, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

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, Dum Dum Bullets, Dalet Yod, Streamliner. Saturday, DJ Scary Lady Sarah, DJs Ky & Joolz, DJ Agent Webb. 773-764-6401.

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: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. Next Saturday, October 7, 9:30 PM, Archvisceral, Sour. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Friday, 8 PM, Paul Kotheimer, Vernon Tonges, Oliver Steck. Saturday, 9 PM, Aerin Tedesco, Shelley Miller. Next Friday, October 6, 9 PM, Tommi Zender, Kris Delmhorst. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays and DJ Stallion Luv spins late on Saturdays. Friday, 10 PM, Nubile Thangs, Fly Williams. Saturday, 11 PM, Fat Time, Mr. Marco's V7. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Monday, midnight, Radiohead CD-listening party. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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.

PAPA'S PUB 77 N. Main, Manteno: Music at 10 PM. Saturday, Shortcuts. 815-468-6666.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Stories for Boys, Yago, My Morning Jackets. Saturday, Brother Lowdown. Sunday, Heroines. Wednesday, Yar, Royce. Thursday, Goodies. Next Friday, October 6, Cedar Case, Calhouns. Next Saturday, October 7, Crackpot. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Danglers. Tuesdays, DJs spin dub, funk, and jazz. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

POLLY ESTHER'S & CULTURE CLUB 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Wednesdays, 10 PM, USA Dance Party (filmed for television). 312-664-0777.

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

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10 PM, Vultures, Guilty Pleasures, Vee-Dee. Next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, American Tenants. 312-243-1246.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Only Sons. Saturday, Jostelen Weed. 630-924-9368.

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

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

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.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike. Next Saturday, October 7, 9 PM, Beauty Shop. 773-743-3355.

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. Thursdays, "Dig Dug" with residents Derrick Carter, Diz & James Curd. 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.

RORY'S MUSIC CAFE 701 W. Lake, Addison: Music at 9:30 PM. Next Saturday, October 7, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 630-543-3101.

ROSARIO'S RESTAURANT 5956 W. Higgins: Music after 7 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Mix Band. 773-775-7525.

RUBY SLIPPER 1161 N. Dearborn: DJs spin until 4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, until 5 AM on Saturdays. 312-337-2300.

SAUCE 1750 N. Clark: Restaurant. Thursdays, 10 PM, Sam Post. 312-932-1750.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Saturday, 10 PM, Hank III & Assjack, Jennyanykind. Sunday, 8 PM, Ellen Rosner, Sarah B, Beki Hemingway. Monday, 9 PM, Chris Knox (see Critic's Choice), Shiny Ghosts. Tuesday, 9 PM, Jeep, Seeking Homer. Wednesday, 9 PM, Bees Are Black, Palaxy Tracks, BQ Trio. Thursday, 9 PM, Low, Darling. Next Friday, October 6, 10:30 PM, Low, Shannon Wright. Next Sunday, October 8, 7:30 PM, Angie Aparo, Matthew. 773-525-2508.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: No cover. Sunday, 1 PM, Roots Rock Society. 312-527-2722.

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

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

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Saturday, 10 PM, English Softhearts. 312-666-4412 or 773-227-3617.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Badawi, Sultan 32, Notorius WIG, T.S. Soundz. Saturday, Luke Soloman, Lego. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Mondays, DJs Cease & Opeski. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, V. Next Friday, October 6, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. Next Saturday, October 7, Synergy, Brett Haynes. 773-549-4140.

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

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

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Mondays, "Revival" with DJ Fancy (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Billy Seagrave & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Friday, 8 PM, "Nirvana-rama" tribute to Nirvana features local bands. Saturday, 8 PM, Janvier Jones. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word/open stage (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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, Old #8, Stroller, Cedarcase. Saturday, Shaista Bosch, B-Movie Fiendz. Tuesday, Garden Family, Neo, Prime. Next Saturday, October 7, Jake Mandell, Marumari. 773-278-6600.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Music after 10 PM. Next Saturday, October 7, Jordan Macarus Band. 630-231-6000.

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

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Friday, Bob Sinclair, DJ Kemit, DJs John Curley & Chris Walsh. 312-491-9767.

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, Adam Marsland, Joe Armstrong. Saturday, Vernon Tonges, Bryan Kelley, Glen Hansard. Sunday, 7 PM, Glenn Everett, Melissa Zelmer, Stephanie Fletcher, Vince Dickinson. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Barb Hollek, Arlo Leach. Thursday, 8 PM, Stuart Davis. Next Friday, October 6, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Wayside. Next Sunday, October 8, 7 PM, Jen Erb, Allette Brooks, Lori B. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, After Grace. 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.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Saturday, 10 PM, Garden of Dreams, Breather, Dum Dum Bullets. 773-871-7799.

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. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Fabulous Janes. Saturday, J.P. & the Cats. Wednesday, Three Bean Salad. Next Friday, October 6, Libido Funk Circus. Next Saturday, October 7, Brews Brothers. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Generations. Saturday, King Super, Hoochie Suit. Next Saturday, October 7, Go Tom, Seven Day Run. 773-929-1300.

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

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

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Jernell Geronimo. Saturdays, DJs Freddie, Mike Z. & Jernell Geronimo. Thursday, DJ Madrid. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Baaro. Saturday and Sunday, Djambi, Carl Brown. Monday, Kwame. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. Wednesday, Carl Brown. Thursday, Michael Black. Next Friday, October 6, Tchaka, Pelvic Delta. Next Saturday, October 7, Gizzae, Aswah Greggori. Next Sunday, October 8, Frankie Paul. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Jason J. Steele, Jennifer Brockman. Saturday, Eddy Burke. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Stu Remey Band, John Norton. Wednesday, Arthur Lee & Cats Under the Stars. Thursday, Mr. Blotto. Next Friday, October 6, Seeking Homer. 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 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Lady D & Sativa. Saturdays, DJ Sean Kozak spins house, DJ Jason Christopher & percussionist Miro (downstairs). Sundays, hip-hop and soul with DJs and live guest appearances. Thursdays, 3 Degree DJs. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

KEITH BAUMAN & SUSAN SMENTEK "American Friday Nights" concert and exhibition viewing. Friday, 5 PM, Terra Museum of American Art, 664 N. Michigan. 312-664-3939.

BOPPIN' AT THE BROOK Country & western dance party. Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

BILLY BRAGG & THE BLOKES, SARAH HARMER, KEVIN SO Next Saturday, October 7, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

CEDAR WINDS perform Native American flute and drum music. Next Sunday, October 8, 3 PM, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Kendall College, 2600 Central Park, Evanston. 312-665-7474.

BILLY RAY CYRUS Sunday, 7 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

KAT EGGLESTON, KATHY COWAN Next Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

EMMYLOU HARRIS, BUDDY & JULIE MILLER Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CONNIE KALDOR Saturday, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

RICKY SKAGGS, STEVE ROSEN Next Friday, October 6, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Friday, Beginish. Saturday, Finbar McCarthy. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Thursday, Printers Rogue. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, October 5, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Bluegrass Outfielders. 773-281-4444.

BLACKHAWK LODGE 41 E. Superior: Sundays, 11 AM-2 PM, bluegrass music with the Bashful Brothers during brunch. 312-280-4080.

BREWED AWAKENING 19 W. Quincy, Westmont: Next Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM, On the Mainline. 630-852-2233.

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: Country music at 6 PM Sundays and 7 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. 630-830-7200.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Lush Budgett. Sunday, Can-Ky-Ree. Next Saturday, October 7, Deanna Varagona Band. Next Sunday, October 8, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 5 PM, Irish session. 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 session. Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

COWBOY'S LOUNGE 10400 Fullerton, Melrose Park: Music at 9:30 PM. Saturday, Pure Country. 847-288-1848.

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

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

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Saturday, 10 PM, Lootheads. Sunday, 5 PM, Aiden. Tuesday, 9 PM, Napper Tandy. Wednesday, 9 PM, Aiden. 312-836-0066.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Friday, Johnny Gleeson & Ted Healy. Saturday, Dooley Brothers. 773-282-7035.

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

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Michael Miles. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Friday, John Derado. Saturday, 2 PM, songwriting workshop with Michael Smith; 8 PM, open stage with Mark Dillon. Thursday, open stage. Next Friday, October 6, open stage with Tamerlin. Next Saturday, October 7, Laurie McClain. 219-464-4700.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Saturday, 10:30 PM, Evidence. 773-465-8005.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Next Friday, October 6, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts with Jon Rauhouse, Nora Mary Francis O'Connor. Next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, Town & Country, Chris Connelly. Next Sunday, October 8, 10 PM, Chris Mills, Mike Ireland & Holler. 773-227-4433.

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

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: Wednesdays, 9 PM-midnight, live Irish music. Next Saturday, October 7, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

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

LAKEVIEW LOUNGE 5110 N. Broadway: No cover. Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 PM, Nightwatch. 773-769-0994.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Famous Brothers, Scott Momenthy. Tuesday, Almighty Rogers. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Friday, 10 PM, Hank III & Assjack. Monday, Anish (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Next Sunday, October 8, 1-4 PM, Irish session hosted by Declan Binninger & John Shine (no cover). 630-513-6300.

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Next Saturday, October 7, Kraig Kenning. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Friday, 8 PM, Paul Kotheimer, Vernon Tonges, Oliver Steck. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thursday, 9 PM, Sharon Abreu & Stammer. Next Saturday, October 7, 9 PM, Michael Jonathan. 773-743-3355.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 7 and 10 PM, Carrie Newcomer Band. Saturday, 10 PM, Hank III & Assjack, Jennyanykind. Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Darden Smith. Next Saturday, October 7, 7 and 10 PM, Ellis Paul Band, Don Conoscenti. 773-525-2508.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Live Irish music on Sunday afternoons; no cover. 847-869-0450.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Friday, Tom Dundee. Next Friday, October 6, Eric Noden. Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, barn dance party with caller Marianne Mohrhusen. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Barb Hollek, Arlo Leach. Thursday, 8 PM, Stuart Davis. 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: Friday, 10 PM, Mark DeNardo. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

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

COCO MONTOYA, TOMMY CASTRO Thursday, October 5, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

TERRALYN RAMSEY Free concert. Thursday, October 5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KEN SAYDAK Free performance. Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Next Saturday, October 7, 4:30-8:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 815-758-4250.

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Jay Stulo Band. Saturday, A.C. Reed. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Wednesday, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials (no cover). Thursdays, blues jam with A.C. Reed. Next Friday, October 6, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Next Saturday, October 7, Anthony Gomes. 847-776-9850.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Thursday, October 5, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Johnny Drummer Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. 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, Saturday, and Monday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Sunday, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band (see Critic's Choice). Tuesday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Wednesday, Pistol Pete. Thursday, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Next Friday, October 6, John Primer & the Real Deal. Next Saturday, October 7, Carlos Johnson. 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, Chicago Playboys. 773-528-0888.

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Rusty Zinn, Nick Moss. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Carl Weathersby, Matthew Skoller. Sunday, Larry Garner. Monday, jam hosted by Brother John. Tuesday, Gary Primich. Wednesday, Matthew Skoller. Thursday, Eddie King. Next Friday, October 6, 5:30 PM, Bucktown BBQ Boys; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Thackery, Eomot RaSun Band. Next Saturday, October 7, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, Kax & the Blacklight Experience. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. Wednesdays, DJ Brian. 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. Sunday and Thursday, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Friday, Kid Ramos, Lynwood Slim. Saturday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Friday, October 6, Chris Duarte. Next Saturday, October 7, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 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: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Saturday, Pat Smillie Band. Mondays, 6 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Killer Ray & the 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 with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Creole Zydeco Farmers. Thursday through next Saturday, October 7, Nightcrawlers. 847-520-4800.

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

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Friday, Howard & the White Boys. Saturday, John Primer. Sunday, 11 AM, brunch with Nick Moss; 9 PM, Joanna Connor. Monday, Roy Hytower. Tuesday, Charlie Love. Wednesday, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Next Friday, October 6, Sugar Ray Norcia. Next Saturday, October 7, Eddie Shaw. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, Candye Kane. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Saturday, Joe Moss Band. Thursday, Brother John. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, Mississippi Heat. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Saturday, BK Read & the Top Secret Blues Band, John Bull Locomotive. Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Legendary Sam Lay Blues Band. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Phil Baron Trio (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Next Saturday, October 7, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday, Pete Special. Saturday, Chicago Red Hots. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Next Friday, October 6, Chicago Playboys. Next Saturday, October 7, Eddie King. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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. Saturday, Chicago Red Hots. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie Travis. Tuesdays, Zanne Mack Band, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thursdays, Charlie Love & special guest (live radio broadcast). Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, John Primer. Saturday, Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Next Friday, October 6, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Saturday, October 7, Howard Scott. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sundays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Mighty Joe, Cadillac Dave & His Chicago Red Hots. 773-384-1040.

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, Margo & the Strictly Southside Band. 708-863-2000.

MAPLE TREE INN 13301 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Next Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM, "Graveyard Blues Show" with Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band (see Critic's Choice). 708-388-3461.

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, Dave Specter & the Bluebirds. 773-252-1155.

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

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Next Friday, October 6, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-428-0562.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Thursday, October 5, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-328-0399.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Ken Saydak Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wednesday, Studebaker John. Next Friday, October 6, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Next Saturday, October 7, Otis & the Alligators. 815-477-0340.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Saturday, Eomot RaSun. 312-467-1600.

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

RITZ HOTEL BALLROOM 39th & 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 and Saturday, Stan Mosley (see Critic's Choice) with the Platinum Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks, Jesse Cross. Thursdays, Little Mack Simmons. Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, Eddie Cotton. 773-342-0452.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Saturday, Howard & the White Boys. 630-372-2900.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Friday, 10 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-566-7000.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Restaurant with music; no cover. Tuesday, 7 PM, Fabulous Fish Heads. Thursday, 7 PM, Matthew Skoller. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Friday and Saturday, Bill Lupkin Blues Band with Billy Flynn. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday and next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thursday, October 5, 3:30 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners (no cover). 312-441-9334.

SOMEPLACE ELSE 11043 S. Ashland: Thursdays, 7 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-239-4010.

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. Next Saturday, October 7, 10 PM, Pat Smille Band. 773-533-9208.

WAVELAND CAFE 3817 N. Recreation Dr.: Sundays, 3 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-868-4132.

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

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

jazz

concerts

AZUKAR, SAM BURCKHARDT QUINTET Salsa and swing concert with dance lessons preceding performances. Saturday, 8 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

PATRICIA BARBER See Critic's Choice. Friday, 8:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

MARK BETTCHER SEXTET Gala dinner for the opening of JazzTrain. Next Saturday, October 7, 5:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

BRUISER & THE VIRTUES Swing dance concert. Next Sunday, October 8, 8:30 PM (preceded by swing dance lessons at 7:30 PM), Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

FRANK CATALANO QUARTET Tuesday, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

PAUL CIMINELLO TRIO Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Monday, noon, and Thursday, 2:30 PM, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

ERNEST DAWKINS, DAVID BOYKIN, NIKI MITCHELL, TAALIB-DIN ZIYAD, DUSHUN MOSLEY, ART TURK BURTON & others perform at an opening party for the new AACM space; free admission. Sunday, 6-9 PM, AACM space, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO Free admission. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

GINA GIBSON Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Lincolnwood Radisson Hotel, 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood. 847-677-1234.

MARNIE GLASER & DENNIS LUXION vocals and piano, in a program entitled "Mingus, Monk, and Mercer." Sunday, 3 PM, auditorium, Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse, 2500 W. Lunt. 312-742-7887.

GLOBALJAZZ OF FLIPPOMUSIC Free in-store performance. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

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

DENISE LA GRASSA TRIO Fridays, 5-7 PM, Homewood Suites, 40 E. Grand. 312-644-2222.

LAMPLIGHTERS Free concert. Friday, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

JEFF LASKY GROUP in a free concert. Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

LUCKY 7 Swing concert and dance. Friday, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

JOHN MAGGIO QUARTET Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Monday, 2 PM, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

MATT PINIZZOTO TRIO Free performance. Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

RANKINFYLE perform at an opening night gala for the art exhibit Coming of Ages; benefits Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. Next Friday, October 6, 7 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-829-3055.

RHYTHM ROCKETS Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

JOHN SCOFIELD Saturday, 8 PM, Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg. 847-895-3600.

BILL SHELDON, SPIDER SALOFF & BRADLEY WILLIAMS Free concert and discussion entitled "Songs from the Golden Age of Film." Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DON TISCH TRIO Free in-store performance. Sunday, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1660 Randall, Geneva. 630-262-8747.

GARY TU & THE NEW ASIAN FRONT Free in-store performance. Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Steve Sandner/Marcus Belgrave Quartet. Sunday, 6 PM, Julie Volkmann. 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, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wednesday, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Thursday, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, October 6, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, October 7, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. 312-642-6805.

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, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sunday through next Saturday, October 7, Detour. Next Sunday, October 8, Dee Alexander. 312-751-2433.

BELLA-VIA RISTORANTE 6063 W. Dempster, Morton Grove: Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Dave "Bubba" Mitchell. 847-470-1405.

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, Airborne. 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.

BRICK HOUSE 2649 W. Walton (rear): Music at 8 PM. Saturday, Jack Wright, Michael Stover. Thursday, Michael Brenneis's Tomato Box Quartet, Laurie Lee Moses with Drew Morgan, Noel Kupersmith & Ed Ludwig. 312-822-9370.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, October 5, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. 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: Friday, 9 PM, Bob Centano Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. 847-647-8282.

CIAO BELLA RISTORANTE 538 Crescent, Glen Ellyn: Music at 8:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Toscanellie "Lady T." Marcelain. 630-469-1080.

CLUB ALPHONSE 1351 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Latin and jazz jam session with Crosswind. 312-697-0975.

CORBIN'S 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross Quartet. Mondays, Jon Menges Quartet. Tuesdays, Bill Voltz Trio. Wednesdays, Bruce Mak Trio. Thursdays, Sons of Soil. 773-525-4906.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Friday, Text with Myron "Hawk." Mondays, 6 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Text. 312-341-9787.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Mondays, 8 PM, Jazzy Sound Trio. 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. Wednesday, Lou Mallozzi with John Corbett & Michael Zerang. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Saturday, Ron Smith Duo. Next Saturday, October 7, Larry Kenzal Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Next Friday, October 6, pianist Abi Demirgian. Next Saturday, October 7, Trio du Jour. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 6 PM. Sunday, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Next Sunday, October 8, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Denise Tomasello. 630-620-1500.

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

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Monday, Ron Cooper. Wednesday, Brendon Giusti Trio. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Wednesdays, 9 PM, David Boykin's Expanse. 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Monday, 8 PM, Gina McLaughlin Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Next Friday, October 6, 9:30 PM, Vince Willis & Smoove Groove. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, George Freeman Quartet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Mike Jones Trio (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Mike Jones (see Critic's Choice). Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio (see Critic's Choice) with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday, October 6, Rachel Z Trio. Next Saturday, October 7, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Friday, 10 PM,

Bruce Mak Quartet. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jam session hosted by Fareed Haque. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Monday, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues with Earma Thompson. Tuesday, 8 PM, Damon Short Quartet, Raum Ensemble. Wednesday, 8 PM, L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus, Miriodor. 312-362-9707.

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

HUDSON CLUB 504 N. Wells: Restaurant and bar. Music after 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Sherri Riley Trio. Wednesdays, Donnie DeMarco Trio with Robyn Alexis. 312-467-1947.

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, Danilo Perez Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Monday, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tuesday through next Sunday, October 8, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford Quartet. 312-670-2473.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant. Music after 6 PM; matinee performances on Sundays. Fridays, Skinny Williams. Saturdays, Bopology. Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Katherine Davis; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Thursdays, Erwin Helfer & the Chicago Boogie Ensemble. 312-595-5299.

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: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, John Paris with Matt Geraghty, John Irabagon & Joe Adamik. 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 Express. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sunday, 8 PM, California Guitar Trio; 10 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Breaking Point. Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Wednesday, 8 PM, Tim Green Trio. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, October 5, Phil Mosberg with Brian Dibblee & Eric Roth. 773-728-5010.

NEW APARTMENT LOUNGE 504 E. 75th: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Von Freeman & friends. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Clarence Wheeler. 773-483-7728.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sundays, 7 PM, "New Music Sundays" hosted by Laurie Lee Moses. 773-743-3355.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Gephart Long Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, Mike Allemana 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, Chicago Rose. Tuesdays, 8 PM, John Erickson Trio. Wednesdays, 8 PM, John Barclay Trio. Thursdays, 8 PM, Nova Bossa. 708-848-4250.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Danglers. Saturday, Phil Kidder. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, October 6, Elijah Levi Trio. Next Saturday, October 7, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Marshall Vente Quartet. Saturday, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. Sunday, Elaine Dame Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Diane Delin Trio. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson

Trio. Thursdays, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday, October 6, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Pat Mallinger Quartet. Next Saturday, October 7, Elijah Levi Quartet. Next Sunday, October 8, Alison Ruble Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Rankinfyle. Saturday, Ken Chaney Trio, Ken Saydak Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede &

Blue Roy. Next Friday, October 6, Billy Flynn Trio. Next Saturday, October 7, John Wright Trio, Billy Flynn Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Maureen Christine Quartet. Next Sunday, October 8, Ken Cooper Quartet. 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.

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

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Next Saturday, October 7, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-271-9944.

SHAW'S CRAB HOUSE 21 E. Hubbard: Sunday, 6 PM, Denise LaGrassa. 312-527-2722.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. Thursday, 10 PM, Paul Coscino Organ Trio. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 1904 S. Michigan: Friday, 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, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday, Mark O'Connor Trio. Next Saturday, October 7, John Beard Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesday and Wednesday, Mark O'Connor Trio. 312-527-3510.

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

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

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 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 and Saturday, Fred Anderson Trio with Kobie Watkins. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, Edwin Daugherty. Thursday, Players Step Outside. Next Friday, October 6, Malachi Thompson. Next Saturday, October 7, David Boykin/Niki Mitchell Quartet. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6-9 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Enrique Granados. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

VILLA VERONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO 416 Hamilton, Geneva: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Amber Dawn Trio. Saturday, Summer Kwai Duo. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Peter Miletic. 630-232-2201.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Sundays, 4-6 PM, vocalist Gina McLaughlin; 8 PM, open mike. 773-907-3500.

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Nevada. 773-271-0401.

international

concerts

CHAVA ALBERSTEIN, SUSANA BACA Sunday, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

AZUKAR, SAM BURCKHARDT QUINTET Salsa and swing concert with dance lessons preceding performances. Saturday, 8 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-322-0329.

SUSSAN DEYHIM, U-CEF Saturday, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

LILA DOWNS, SUSSAN DEYHIM Free live radio broadcast. Friday, 12:30 PM, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LILA DOWNS, MARY JANE LAMOND Friday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

FREDDY C Free Caribbean music concerts. Saturday, 11 AM, Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark. 312-744-0156. Thursday, 6:30 PM, Albany Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 5150 N. Kimball. 312-744-1933. Next Saturday, October 7, 11 AM, Douglass branch, Chicago Public Library, 3353 W. 13th. 312-747-3725.

GRUPO CHA CHA Sunday, 2 PM, Niles Public Library, 6960 Oakton, Niles. 847-663-1234.

LISELOTTE HAMM & JEAN-MARIE HUMMEL perform French cabaret songs from the postwar period. Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM, Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago. 312-337-1070.

AASHISH KHAN & SWAPAN CHAUDHURI Sunday, 4 PM (preceded by a free carnatic dance workshop at noon and a free discussion with Khan & Chaudhuri at 2:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BUDHADITYA MUKHERJEE Sitar, with Abhijit Banerjee (tabla). Next Sunday, October 8, 3:30 PM, Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus. 630-415-2620.

NASS MARRAKECH Free concert and workshop for children. Friday, 10:30 AM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600 ext. 271 or 312-742-1938.

NASS MARRAKECH, GUILLERMO ANDERSON Saturday, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JESUS "CHUY" NEGRETE Free bilingual concert of Chicano corridos with poetry and an oral history of the Chicago labor movement. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Brighton Park branch, Chicago Public Library, 4314 S. Archer. 312-747-0666.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features "protest music night" with local group Voices; free admission. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SIKIM Free concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free Andean music concerts. Saturday, 2 PM, Marshall Square branch, Chicago Public Library, 2724 W. Cermak. 312-747-0061. Next Saturday, October 7, 2 PM, Uptown branch, Chicago Public Library, 929 W. Buena. 312-744-8400.

VERIOVKA UKRAINIAN NATIONAL SONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE Next Sunday, October 8, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WOFA Sunday, 3 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600 or 312-742-1938. Next Sunday, October 8, 6:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

SAVINA YANNATOU & PRIMAVERA EN SALONICO Free in-store performance. Friday, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

international

clubs

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: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 6 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 10 PM, Los de Abajo, Comifo, DJ Daniel Givens. Saturday, 10 PM, Mino Cinelu, Los de Abajo. 773-489-3160.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Saturday, 10 PM, Trevor Watts Moire Music, Akwaaba Sound System. 773-276-3600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, October 5, 9 PM, Orquesta Arrallue, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Restaurant and bar with live music. Tuesday, 9 PM, Cuban ensemble Mezcla. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Guillermo Anderson, Ceibana. Saturday, 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, LeRoy Bach. 773-227-4433.

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 10 PM, Angel D'Cuba & His Sugarcanes. Saturday, Dan Boadi & the Ghannatta Band. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 9:30 PM, Nass Marrakech, Trevor Watts Moire Music. Saturday, 10 PM, Wofa, Comifo. Sunday, 8 PM, Bobby Conn (see Spot Check), Mino Cinelu. Thursday, 8:30 PM, Cuban ensemble Mezcla (preceded by a potluck discussion with Nisia Aguera, Nancea Moreon, and members of Mezcla at 6 PM). Next Friday, October 6, 10 PM, Willie Gomez Con Cache Orchestra. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Saturday, 9 PM, La Ley. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

LITTLE BUCHAREST & EURO CAFE 3001 N. Ashland: Restaurant & cafe. Tuesdays, 8 PM, Valerie Booker performs Latin jazz. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Breno Sauer plays Brazilian tango and jazz. 773-929-8640.

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, violinist Elisabeth Johnson & accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino perform contemporary tango and musette. 773-489-9554.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays and Sundays, 10 PM Saturdays and Mondays through Thursdays. Wednesdays, flamenco music with Grupo Kaskara, DJ Mel Hammond. Thursdays, Samba Brazil, DJ Red Lox. 773-227-2277.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Friday, 10 PM, Amon Tobin, Karsh Kale with Sussan Deyhim, U-Cef. 773-549-0203.

EL NANDU 2731 W. Fullerton: Thursdays through Saturdays, 8:30 PM, South American music. 773-278-0900.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

ONCE UPON A THAI 3705 N. Southport: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM, Thai classical music. 773-935-6433.

PASHA 642 N. Clark: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Bandoleros. Wednesdays, Chicago Samba. 312-397-0100.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Casolando. 847-328-0399.

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Sundays, 7 PM, Son del Caribe. Tuesdays, 9 PM, DJ Martin Master Zayas (preceded by dance lessons at 7 PM). 773-509-9332.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Wednesday, 8 PM, Cuban ensemble Mezcla. 773-743-3355.

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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Badawi, Sultan 32, Notorius WIG, T.S. Soundz. 773-549-4140.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Fridays, 9 PM, Enrique Granados. 773-728-3114.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

AMERICAN OPERA GROUP performs Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Friday, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, 3 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-342-4796.

SEBASTIAN BERWECK piano, with brass ensemble (Beethoven, Janacek). Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Church of St. Hilary, California and Bryn Mawr. 773-989-2485 or 773-561-3474.

BULGARIAN WOMEN'S CHOIR in a program featuring Eastern Orthodox vocal music. See Critic's Choice. Wednesday, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

MICHAEL BURRITT percussion (Bach, Carter, Becker, Dietz, Burritt). Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CATHEDRAL BRASS in a free concert (Gabrieli, Susato, Brahms, Ewald). Thursday, October 5, 12:15 PM, Music Instruction Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6568.

ANGELA CHENG AND ALVIN CHOW pianos (Brahms, Milhaud, Mozart, Ravel). Sunday, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Shostakovich). Monday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms). Wednesday, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Friday, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier and baritone Bo Skovhus (Mahler, Varese). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Next Sunday, October 7, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

PAUL COCHRAN, BARBARA GIETZ HUNT, AND FRANCIS HUNT piano, voice, and trombone and recorders, in a free concert. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Church of the Three Crosses, 333 W. Wisconsin. 312-951-7916.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SINGERS Clayton Parr and Anna Song conduct a free concert (Vittoria, Pachelbel, Rachmaninoff, Busto, Villa-Lobos, Biebl). Next Friday, October 6, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DI BELLA DUO performs opera excerpts. Thursday, October 5, 1:30 PM, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Robert Hanson, conductor, with violinist Rachel Barton and cellist Brandon Vamos (Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn). Next Saturday, October 7, and next Sunday, October 8, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-0404.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Fridays and Saturdays, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

LINDA HOLZER in a free program of 20th-century piano music (Okumura, Mompou, Villa-Lobos, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ellington, Zwilich, Barber). Sunday, 4 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Addison Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

LYNN HOOKER, LAKSHMI SADASIV, KARL-DIETER CRISMAN, AND BEN SUTHERLAND soprano, mezzo-soprano, piano, and percussion, in a free concert (Handel, R. Strauss, Faure, Puccini, McCormick). Thursday, October 5, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Next Sunday, October 8, 7 PM, cellist Chris Costanza and Ensemble Noamnesia perform music of Chicago composer George Flynn. 312-362-9707.

RAY LUCK piano. Sunday, 2 PM, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sunday, 2 PM, and next Saturday, October 7, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Vladimir Galouzine, soprano Katarina Dalayman, and baritone Bo Skovhus (Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades). Monday and next Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM, David Stahl, conductor, with soprano Alicia Berneche and tenor Jerry Hadley (Harbison, The Great Gatsby). 312-332-2244.

MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR performs in a religious service. Next Saturday, October 7, 12:30 PM, Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3111 S. Aberdeen. 773-465-2568.

DONALD NEALE piano, in a free recital (Calvo, Mejia). Sunday, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with pianist Jeremy Denk (Rachmaninoff, Barber, Mozart). Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CONCERT I Northwestern faculty and students perform music of Northwestern alumni composers. Monday, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-5441.

JACQUELINE PETRY piano, in a free recital. Monday, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAURIZIO POLLINI piano. Next Saturday, October 7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Next Saturday, October 7, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CLARA SZEKELY ROLLAND piano, in a free lecture-concert. Wednesday, 1:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen conducts a free concert (Stravinsky, Brahms). Monday, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

SARASOTA/CHICAGO ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Bach, Beethoven, Brahms). Next Sunday, October 8, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

SAVOY-AIRES (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado). Next Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, October 8, 2:30 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, performs music of Beethoven in a lecture-concert. Next Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

SAMUEL SORIA organ (Bach, Guiliani, Vierne, Reubke). Sunday, 3:30 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 312-664-6963.

STEVEN SUVADA guitar, performs music of Chicago composer Richard Pick in a free concert. Sunday, 3 PM, Sullivan Auditorium, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-8327.

TRIO SETTECENTO Monday, 7:30 PM, Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. Saint Charles, Elmhurst. 630-279-4040.

ROBERT VANDERSCHAAF piano (Sherwood, Godowski, Carpenter). Next Sunday, October 8, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

VERMEER QUARTET (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Tower). Next Sunday, October 8, 3 PM, Moser Performing Arts Center, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

VISION SAXOPHONE QUARTET (Reich, Foss, Woods, Torke, Braxton, Piazzolla). Next Sunday, October 8, 3 PM, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Daniel Sommerville, conductor, with soprano Sarah Holman (Debussy, Berlioz, Brahms). Friday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE AND CONCERT CHOIR (DeMeij). Saturday, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WINNERS OF THE VINCENT SKOWRONSKI VIOLIN AND PIANO TEAM COMPETITION in a free recital. Next Friday, October 6, 7:30 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

ARIANNA ZUKERMAN AND RACHELLE JONCK soprano and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Handel, Hahn, Obradors, Ravel). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

fairs & festivals

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN SWEDISH FESTIVAL Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe: Sunday, 1 PM, Forgat Mig Ej; 1:45 PM, Varblomman; 2:15 PM, Sverige Barnen; 4 PM, American Union of Swedish Singers Combined Chorus. 773-631-3406.

COME HOME TO WOODLAWN FESTIVAL 63rd St. between Ellis and University: Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM, Heaven Bound Gospel Choir, Inner Urge Jazz Society, Men's Chorale of the Apostolic Church of God. 773-667-8456.

EXPERIMENT IN TERROR Ramada Plaza O'Hare, 6600 N. Mannheim, Rosemont: Friday, 9 PM, 8 Track. Saturday, 10 PM, Eye Candy. "Horror convention" also features author readings, celebrity singings, and "fetish entertainment." 800-878-9378.

FALLING LEAF FESTIVAL on the grounds of Morgan Park Academy, 112th and Bell: Next Saturday, October 7, 7 PM-midnight, and next Sunday, October 8, noon-8 PM, the Business & others. 773-233-3100.

FESTIVAL DE OTO--O Gads Hill Center, 1919 W. Cullerton: Saturday, 12:15 PM, Piropo 2000; 1 PM, Urban Credo; 2 PM, Fareed Haque; 3 PM, Duo Versatil; 3:40 PM, Ravenswood Presbyterian Church Youth Group. Festival also features dance groups and crafts demonstrations. 312-226-0963.

ST. BENEDICT'S OKTOBERFEST '99 & CARNIVAL St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park: Next Friday, October 6, 6-11 PM, Paloma. Next Saturday, October 7, 1-11 PM, McGowans. Next Sunday, October 8, 1-9 PM, Phoenix. 773-588-6484.

miscellaneous

CELEBRATIONS: A FESTIVAL OF STORY & SONG Family program features Odds Bodkin on Saturday and Rives Collins on Sunday. Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM, Price Auditorium, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-857-7161.

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

CHRIS LIGON performs at a screening of films, cartoons, and commercials for kids. Next Saturday, October 7, 10 AM and 8 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

MASS ENSEMBLE Friday through Sunday, 8 PM, Pilsen East Center for the Arts, 1945 S. Halsted. 312-243-2366.

NASS MARRAKECH Free concert and workshop for children. Friday, 10:30 AM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600 ext. 271.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Saturday and next Saturday, October 7, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

PEACE BE STILL: MUSIC FOR PEACE Local musicians perform solo pieces about the concept of world peace, with pianist Donald Neale & others. Next Sunday, October 8, 1-4 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-573-1233 or 312-744-6630.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Saturday, 8:30 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just A Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri." 708-452-5630.

SINGING GONDOLIERS Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Next Friday, October 6, 2 PM, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

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