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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

DAVE ALVIN, ROBBIE FULKS Next Saturday, October 14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

BAD RELIGION, PROMISE RING Next Saturday, October 14, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

DANNY BARNES Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, October 15, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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

BIG BUBBA, URETHA FRANKLIN & THE G.C., 12 OZ. ARMY, HOTLIPS MESSIAH All-ages show. Next Sunday, October 15, 7 PM, Dark Cloud, 4935 N. Kruger. 773-377-5006, ext. 2050.

BOSCO & JORGE Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, October 15, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session for poets and musicians; with Brian Derrig. Tuesday, 9 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

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

KEN BURNSTEIN Free performance. Next Saturday, October 14, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

RAY CHARLES Sunday, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

COWBOY JUNKIES Next Saturday, October 14, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

LARRY O. DEAN WITH CHAD GIFFORD & DEREK WALVOORD Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, October 14, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 210 W. North. 312-867-0186.

DELILAH'S EYE performs as part of "Herb Nolan After Hours," which includes poetry by David Hernandez. Friday, 7 PM, Center Portion Performance Studio and Gallery, 28501:::2 W. Fullerton. 773-395-1638.

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

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

DOMESTIC PROBLEMS Thursday, October 12, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-549-0606, ext. 2065.

ELVIS: THE CONCERT Next Sunday, October 15, 7 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

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

FLAMING LIPS, ENON Thursday, October 12, 9 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

FROM ASHES RISE, BORN DEAD ICONS, NEW GRANADA Wednesday, 8 PM, new Distort and Thrash space, 2139 N. Milwaukee. 312-494-5869.

BUCKY HALKER Free concert. Thursday, October 12, 6 PM, Schmitt Academic Center, DePaul University, 802 W. Belden. 773-325-7537.

NANCY HAYS & THE ROBERT BENSON ORCHESTRA Ballroom dance concert. Sunday, 7 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 5 PM), Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton. 312-409-1996.

HER SPACE HOLIDAY Free in-store performance. Next Friday, October 13, 6:30 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

IDAHO Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, October 14, 4 PM, Reckless Records, 1532 N. Milwaukee. 773-235-3727.

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

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

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

LOWEN & NAVARRO Next Friday, October 13, 8 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277. 

MICHAEL McDERMOTT Free in-store performance and signing. Tuesday, 7 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

TOM MICHAEL & BECKIE MENZIE Free in-store performances. Next Friday, October 13, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Next Saturday, October 14, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

HOLLY NEAR, ANNE-MARIE AKIN Next Sunday, October 15, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PEARL JAM, SUPERGRASS See Critic's Choice. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Highway D and Highway 120, East Troy, Wisconsin. 414-642-4400 or 312-559-1212. Monday, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

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

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

RAMSEN, 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.

RASA, SEVEN FOUR SLIDE, DJ GREGOR MORTIS perform as part of "Recess: An Interactive Playground for Adults!"; no cover. Friday, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

SCREAMFEST with Nelly, Mya, Faze 4, and William Darke & Mark Faje Psycho Circus. Thursday, October 12, 7 PM, the Odeum, 1033 N. Villa, Villa Park. 312-559-1212.

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

SHELLAC, ROBBIE FULKS, THE OXES perform as part of the Independent Arts Festival. See Spot Check. Sunday, 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. Saturday, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-264-7203.

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

SOLAS, BOHOLA Next Friday, October 13, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

TRISTEN Free in-store performance. Next Saturday, October 14, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

TUNEAGE Free performance. Next Saturday, October 14, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

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

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

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

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Friday, Yvonne Doll & the Locals. Next Friday, October 13, Yonder Mountain String Band. Next Saturday, October 14, Antje, Karen Anderson. 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, Trippin' Billies (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. Next Saturday, October 14, DJ Hyperactive. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Friday, Shimmer, Braam. Saturday, Nationwide, Telstar. Sunday, 8:30 PM, Velveteens. Wednesday, Dave Kaufman & Windward, Hammerlane. Thursday, Ethyl Mermen, Viery Peel. Next Friday, October 13, Low Rent, Hundo, Void Where Prohibited. Next Saturday, October 14, Aerosol Halo, Havox, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Spectral Bride. 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. Thursday, Paul Galaxy & the Galactix. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Friday, "Thax After Dark" with Half Rounded Bastard File, Geoff Greenberg, and Jaime Woods. Saturday, Sulpecs, Drunken Master Three, Eye Hate God. Thursday, Leah Galyean, Plad. Next Friday, October 13, Lucious Warbaby, Stories for Boys, Anything But Weasel, J Squared & the Mental Floss Group. Next Saturday, October 14, Milkbaby, Danglers, Crystal Skull Persuasion. Next Sunday, October 15, 8 PM, Milkbaby, Fareed Haque & Kahil El'Zabar. 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, Phantom 45, 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, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Mondays and Tuesdays. 773-384-0701.

BLARNEY STONE 3478 N. Clark: Saturday, 10:30 PM, Shades of Grey. 773-525-4594.

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, Guilty. Saturday, Planet Groove. Next Friday, October 13, Hilarious Condors. Next Saturday, October 14, Johnny L. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Friday, Cravin's. Saturday, Rebecca's Statue. Next Friday, October 13, Jack Straw. Next Saturday, October 14, Robert Cornelius 7. 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, Aerin Tedesco, Scott Free, Alan Wiley. Next Sunday, October 15, Pamela Means. 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: Friday, 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.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Friday, midnight, Innosense, DJ Jungle Jorge. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Ronnie. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review. Next Friday, October 13, DJ Aubrey Jones. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Friday, Mngolian contortionists Indra & Solongo, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, circus acts with members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM on two floors. Fridays, DJ Anacron spins hip-hop and soul. Saturdays, DJs Chris Gin, Christopher Robin, Pulz-8 & Shaman Love, DJ Richard Foster. Wednesdays, "Simple Pleasures" with Insane Audio Projects DJs Justin Long, DMS, 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 12, DJ Derek spins music by Morrissey and the Smiths. 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, Weed Street Band, Sine the Band. Saturday, Heavy Weather. Next Friday, October 13, Cads. Next Saturday, October 14, Copper Minds, Roadhouse Dogs. 773-528-7569.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Thursday, October 12, Jimmy Van M, John Curley. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Friday, 10:30 PM, Maggie Speaks, Whiskey Kitchen. Saturday, 9 PM, benefit for MusiCares with Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Zambow, Garbo Swag, Sine the Band. Sundays, 8 PM, TBD Band. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursday, 10 PM, Rebecca's Statue. Next Friday, October 13, 10:30 PM, Johnny Socko, Asher Love. Next Saturday, October 14, 11 PM, Underwater People, Push Down & Turn. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Friday, Liquid Soul. Saturday, DJs spin (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. Next Friday, October 13, Michaelangelo. 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: Mondays, 10 PM, 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, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute); 10:30 PM, Elaine Dame. Saturday, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute); 10:30 PM, Ty Perry. Sundays, 7 PM, Tony Gibson & Chuck Larkin. Monday, 8 PM, Kevin Barthel. Wednesday, 8 PM, Ty Perry. Thursday, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute). Next Friday, October 13, 8 PM, Tommia Femia (Judy Garland tribute); 10:30 PM, Ty Perry. Next Saturday, October 14, 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. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Gypsi Fari. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. Next Saturday, October 14, 9:30 PM, Foil. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sunday, Rock You Silly DJ Jen. Monday, DJs Canderson & Billiams spin punk. Tuesday, DJ Mike Cook. Thursday, DJ John Almonte spins "seriously heavy rock." 773-472-2771.

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

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Friday, 9 PM, Hovercraft, Kinski. Saturday, 9 PM, OMD, Omen. Sunday, 9 PM, Sugar Shack, Hamicks. Mondays, 10 PM, DJ Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Wednesday, 9 PM, Pivot Man, I Decline, Illroot. Thursday, 9 PM, Mushuganas, American Dream, Dorks. Next Friday, October 13, 10 PM, Gaza Strippers, Dragons. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Push Stars. Next Sunday, October 15, 9 PM, Link Wray, Phantom Three. 773-489-3160.

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

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, Rubber. Saturday, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Next Friday, October 13, Cats Under the Stars. Next Saturday, October 14, John Doe Band. 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, Garbo Swag. Saturday, Boogotta Fix, Big Deals. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Next Friday, October 13, Trippin' Billies. Next Saturday, October 14, Dogs Undecided, Insomnia. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Friday, Session, Bob's Yer Uncle, Time Beings. Saturday, Big Backyard, Butterside Down, Honey Tongue, Gayle Ritt. Sundays, Sumo. Mondays, Jesse de la Peña's Blue Groove Lounge. Tuesday, Magnesium, Plad, Mos Isley. Wednesday, Area Man, Homage Sun. Thursday, Twist on Friday, A.J. Rosales. Next Friday, October 13, Mark Watson Band, Dolari, Thick Red Shag. Next Saturday, October 14, Bumpus, the Gruv. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Dismemberment Plan, Les Savy Fav (see Spot Check), Big Lazy. Saturday, Pluramon (see Critic's Choice), Kid-606 (see Critic's Choice), Datach'i. Sunday, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. Monday, Mountain Con, M.O.T.O., Crimson Sweet. Wednesday, 7 PM, Comae, K-Rad. Thursday, 9 PM, John Darnielle, Frank Bruno, Extra Glenns, Manishevitz. Next Friday, October 13, 9 PM, "Honky Skronk II" with Blacks, Riptones, Robbie & Donna Fulks. Next Saturday, October 14, Eyesinweasel, Matt Suggs, Impossible Shapes. 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, Dough!. Next Friday, October 13, Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

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.

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. Fridays, Christopher Robin. Saturday, Frique & Majid. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Friday, 6 PM, Glassjaw, Shadows Fall, Drowning Man; 10 PM, Rolemodels, Drive-by Truckers (see Spot Check). Saturday, 5 PM, Atari Star (see Spot Check), God's Reflex, Sig Transit Gloria, Boy Lion; 9 PM, Defender, Firefighter. Sunday, Audience of the End, Kids Inc. Monday, 6 PM, Shutdown (see Spot Check), One King Down, Right Arm Death Threat. Tuesday, 7 PM, Sean Na Na, Haggard, Kelly 18, Intelligibles. Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Hotlips Messiah, Anger, Cancer Merchants. Thursday, 7 PM, Species Being, Tekulvi. Next Friday, October 13, 6 PM, Hot Stove Jimmy, Tub Ring, Nil8. Next Saturday, October 14, 6 PM, Wesley Willis, Causey Way, 7000 Dying Rats, Burmese; 10 PM, the Shiv, Reds, Hamicks, Lynyrd's Innards. Next Sunday, October 15, 6 PM, Jimmy Eat World, Pedro the Lion, Death Cab for Cutie, Jebediah. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Reckless Kelly. Next Friday, October 13, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Next Saturday, October 14, Waco Brothers, Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys, Sally Timms & friends. 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. Saturday, Tumbleweed. Thursday, Shawn & Jenell. 847-821-1234.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 9:40 PM; no cover. Saturday, Midnight Renegade. Next Saturday, October 14, Rockin' Riviera Review. 847-480-7500.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. 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, Box-O-Car (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, Wax Buddha & friends. Saturday, music & poetry with Mother Checkers. Wednesday, Cads. Next Friday, October 13, Bonfire Mechanics, Genral Patton & His Privates. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Saturdays, 10 PM, and Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 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.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM; no cover. Tuesday, open mike. 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, Sister Child, Deana's House, Lauren Brombert, Moxy Blue. Saturday, Scarlet Life, Tundra Survey. Thursday, the Help, Ben Currie Band. Next Friday, October 13, Busker Soundcheck, Longwave. 773-472-5139.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant with music at 10:30 PM. Friday, Tautologic, Deja Voodoo. Saturday, Anne E. DeChant. Next Friday, October 13, Michael Kelsey. Next Saturday, October 14, Five O'clock People. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts with Jon Rauhouse, Nora O'Connor. Saturday, 10 PM, Town and Country (see Post No Bills), Chris Connelly. Sunday, 9 PM, Chris Mills, Mike Ireland & Holler. Monday, 9:30 PM, Dorian Taj (no cover). Thursday, 9 PM, Julie Frost, Laura Doherty & Anne-Marie Akin. Next Friday, October 13, Kid Million, Mascott. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Cheer-Accident. 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, Gypsi Fari. Saturday, Pat McCurdy. Next Friday, October 13, Revolver. Next Saturday, October 14, Quantum Leep, Four Letter Story. 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.

HONEST JOHN'S 1000 Busse, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, October 14, Hot Rocks (Rolling Stones tribute band). 847-956-1170.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Saturday, 10 PM, "Feast of Fools Cabaret" with Fausto Fernos, Tom Foolery, Doug Stapleton, Victoria Lamarr, Taylor E. Ross & others. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Ekoostik Hookah, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Saturday, Cowboy Mouth, Harmony Riley, Paul Sanchez. Monday, Dogstar, E'nuff Z'nuff, Slowbot. Wednesday, Halford. Thursday, 6 PM, Indigenous (see Spot Check). Next Friday, October 13, 10 PM, BT, Hooverphonic, DJ Tony Stewart. Next Saturday, October 14, Pat McGee Band, Five for Fighting, Howie Day. Next Sunday, October 15, Tom Tom Club, Red Elephant. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Sundays, 9 PM-1 AM, Paul Anton. Wednesdays, 5-9 PM, Bobby Harrison. 312-640-0999.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin after 9 PM Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

EL JARDIN FIESTA CANTINA 3407 N. Clark: Music after 8 PM. DJs spin rock, pop, and alternative Fridays and retro Saturdays. 773-327-4646.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Friday, Mr. Blotto, Punsapaya. Saturday, Then Again, Sam Post. Thursday, Dave & Rae. Next Friday, October 13, Durty Lounge Lizards. Next Saturday, October 14, Afrodisiacs. Next Sunday, October 15, 9 PM, Nadas. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Scrawl. Saturday, Duck Soup. Next Friday, October 13, Shawn Jennell's Acoustic Duo. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Wednesdays, Lootheads. Saturday, Two Strung Out. 773-248-3600.

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

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

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

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 8 PM. Friday, Underwater People. Saturday, Matthew McBride Band. Wednesday, Eric Howell. Next Friday, October 13, Neighborhood Crying Souls, Opie Gone Bad. Next Saturday, October 14, Rebecca's Statue, Something for Joey. 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, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Brian Borden & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Friday, Sean Cantorna, Roots Stems & Branches. Saturday, Anne Harris, Stolie. Sunday, local jam session with Bill Denny. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Next Friday, October 13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Next Saturday, October 14, Cornmeal. Next Sunday, October 15, Mighty Joe. 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.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: DJs spin club music Friday and Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LIQUID 1997 N. Clybourn: Saturday, 9 PM-3 AM, salsa dance competition. Next Saturday, October 14, Orquesta Unica (with salsa dance lessons starting at 6 PM). 773-528-3400.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sal Fortunato & His Fabulous Stingrays. Saturday, Juleps, Calico Cats. Tuesday, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wednesday, Iron 56, Leroy Fix, Drunken Master 3, Redneck Exorcist. Thursday, Seers Poncho (no cover). Next Friday, October 13, Meisnerfest. Next Saturday, October 14, Youngfathers. 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, Dave Alvarado, DJs Dayhota & Mel Hammond. Sunday, Mike Dearborn, Braxton Holmes, Brian G, Systeme, 8fatfat8. Mondays, DJs Derrick Carter & Matty. Tuesday, DJs Brian G & Mystic Bill, DJs Madrid & Hiroki. Next Saturday, October 14, Pepe Bradock, DJs Dayhota & Mel Hammond. Next Sunday, October 15, DJs Brian G & Frique. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Fridays, at 5 and 9 PM on Saturdays, and after 4 PM on Sundays. 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. 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: Friday, 9 PM, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, MVP. Saturday, 10 PM, Deep Banana Blackout. Tuesday, 8 PM, Dark Star Orchestra, Richard Leo Johnson (see Critic's Choice). Wednesdays, 10 PM, MVP. Thursday, 9 PM, Great Big Sea, Sarah Harmer. Next Friday, October 13, 9 PM, Ian Moore Band, Heartifacts, Beaver Nelson. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Viperhouse, Oucho Sparks. 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, 7 PM, Hellshock, Blank Theory, Factory 81, Sullen. Saturday, 9 PM, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Bardo Pond, Pan American. Sunday, 9 PM, OMD. Monday, 6:30 PM, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Agnostic Front, All, Straight Faced. Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Organic, Vibrolush, Lokomotiv, Ebb-n-flow. Wednesday, 7:30 PM, benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Scott Lucas & Muchacha, Jeff Tweedy, Blue Meanies. Next Friday, October 13, 6:30 PM, Mustard Plug, Tossers, Telegraph, First Grade Crush; 11:30 PM, Chris Whitley Band with Yuval Gabay & Sebastian Steinberg, Shivaree. Next Saturday, October 14, 7 PM, Get Up Kids, Anniversary, Koufax, Jebediah. Next Sunday, October 15, 1 PM, Jazzanova, King Britt, Slum Village, Bahamadia, Spontaneous, Boo Williams, Lady D, Anthony Nicholson, Madrid. 773-549-0203.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & ULTIMATE SPORTS BAR 6727 N. 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, 10:30 PM, DJ Peccaui. Saturday, Kleinfelter, Janus, Alan Ruffin. Monday, Exzoskeleton, Gezoleen, Noam Paco-Gaster. Tuesdays, open mike. Thursday, Callaghan, Dead Popes Society, Urinal Mints, Glory Whores. Next Friday, October 13, Rhea's Obsession, New York Room. 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: Saturday, 9:30 PM, Archvisceral, Sour. Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Friday, 9 PM, Tommi Zender, Kris Delmhorst. Next Sunday, October 15, 7 PM, Tiny Hairs, Laurie Lee Moses. 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, All Mighty Senators, Fenster. Saturday, 10 PM, Deke Dickerson, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Next Saturday, October 14, 9 PM, Peking Turtle. 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.

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

PHILOSOFUR'S 2833 N. Sheffield: Next Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 8 PM, Maura Pheney & Matthew Krause. 773-333-4988.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Cedarcase, Calhouns. Saturday, Crackpot. Sunday, the Stash. Wednesday, 10 PM, DJ Gold "D." Thursday, Backwash. Next Friday, October 13, Sonnets, Mushuganas. Next Saturday, October 14, Flowery Branch Davidians. Next Sunday, October 15, Bible of the Devil. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. 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, American Tenants. 312-243-1246.

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: Saturday, 9 PM, Beauty Shop. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 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. Friday, DJ Mixx, Mike Steele. Saturday, Adam Beyer, Walsh & Sommer, Ernie Vega. Next Saturday, October 14, Charles Little, Chris Walsh & Chad Sommer. 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. Saturday, 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: Friday, 10:30 PM, Low, Shannon Wright. Sunday, 7:30 PM, Angie Aparo, Matthew. Monday, 8 PM, David J, Joe Cassidy. Tuesday, 9 PM, Old #8, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Mertons. Wednesday, 7 and 10 PM, Grant Lee Phillips. Thursday, 9 PM, Chuck Prophet, Reid Paley. Next Friday, October 13, 10 PM, Mason Jennings, Idaho, Stew. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Bellrays, Kimball Roeser Effect, Vax Wallo. Next Sunday, October 15, 8 PM, Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers, Dick Smith. 773-525-2508.

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: Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Maryanne Amacher. 773-227-3617.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Friday, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. Saturday, Synergy, Brett Haynes. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Mondays, DJs Cease & Opeski. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, V. Next Friday, October 13, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Next Saturday, October 14, DJs Heather & J-Dub, DJ Bear Who?. 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 VJ Tyrone (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: 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. Saturday, Jake Mandell, Marumari. 773-278-6600.

SYNERGY II 243 W. Roosevelt, West Chicago: Music after 10 PM. Saturday, 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, 8fatfat8, DJ Cedric. Next Friday, October 13, DJ Frique. 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, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Wayside. Sunday, 7 PM, Jen Erb, Allette Brooks, Lori B. Monday, Steve Owen. Wednesday, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Matt X., Dan DeRamos. Thursday, Deb Bartley. Next Friday, October 13, Pushin' Daisies, Noah. Next Saturday, October 14, Christine Kane, Bucky Halker Trio. Next Sunday, October 15, 7 PM, Libby Reed, Donna Adler, Mike O'Cull. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Hydrostatic Union. Sunday, "Revolver" DJs Jordan Zawidih & Jeff Sfire. Next Friday, October 13, Four-Fi, Jesters. 773-327-2739.

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

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

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

VOODOO NIGHTCLUB 601 Mall, Schaumburg: DJs spin "high energy dance music" after 7 PM Wednesdays through Fridays and after 9 PM Saturdays. 847-969-1602.

VOYEUR 151 W. Ohio: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Libido Funk Circus. Saturday, Brews Brothers. Wednesday, Lyla Stone. Next Friday, October 13, Dysfunction. Next Saturday, October 14, Deluxury. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Friday, Sag Town Hustlers, Hondo. Saturday, Go Tom, Seven Day Run. Tuesday, Hello Mr. Arthur. Thursdays, Marty Lloyd Band. Next Friday, October 13, Sono, Morris Miners, Bryter. Next Saturday, October 14, Villains, Trace. 773-929-1300.

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

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

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Friday, Tchaka, Pelvic Delta. Saturday, Gizzae, Aswah Greggori. Sunday, Frankie Paul. Monday, Aswah Greggorri. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. Wednesday, John Brown Battery. Thursday, Dub Flex. Next Friday, October 13, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, Gypsi Fari. Next Saturday, October 14, Zeleke, U & I, Reggae Cowboys. Next Sunday, October 15, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Denim-n-Blues. Saturday, Dan Zapruda. 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, Seeking Homer. Wednesday, Anne Harris Band. Thursday, Uncle John's Band. Next Friday, October 13, Heartifacts. 847-432-6430.

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

YOW BAR Le Passage, 1 Oak Place: Nightclub and restaurant; DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. 312-255-0022.

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

DAVE ALVIN, ROBBIE FULKS Next Saturday, October 14, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ASTRAL PROJECT, ERIC LUGOSCH Next Friday, October 13, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BOPPIN' AT THE BROOK Country & western dance party. Friday, 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 Saturday, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

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

JOEL DALY & PRAIRIE MOON Next Saturday, October 14, 8 PM, Anderson Theatre, Heritage Center, 1 S 325 Ardmore, Oakbrook Terrace. 630-627-6100.

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

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

NEAL McCOY Next Sunday, October 15, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MICHAEL MILES'S MAGIC BANJO Next Sunday, October 15, 1:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

OPEN STAGE Friday, 8:30 PM, coffehouse, Saint Clements Chapel, 700 W. Deming. 630-963-4758.

WILLIAM PINT & FELICIA DALE Next Sunday, October 15, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

SHAMROCK SHOWCASE with the Saint Patrick High School Alumni Chorus, Catherine O'Connell, violinists from the Academy of Irish Music under the direction of Noel Rice, Trinity Irish Dancers, and Judith Ann Rice. Next Sunday, October 15, 7:30 PM, Saint Patrick Performing Arts Center, 5900 W. Belmont. 773-282-8844, ext. 277. 

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

VELVET GREEN performs at the Shamrock American Club Social. Saturday, 9 PM, Shamrock American Room, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Saturday, Ceilia Flagherty. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Thursday, JoJo & Ceilia. Next Friday, October 13, Yonder Mountain String Band, Corn Meal. Next Sunday, October 15, Old Blind Dogs. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thursday, October 12, James King Bluegrass Band, Chicago Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass Outfielders. 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: Saturday, 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: Saturday, 10 PM, Deanna Varagona Band. Sunday, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Urbin Dinh, Red Dust. Next Sunday, October 15, 9:30 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 5 PM, Irish 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.

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

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

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sunday and Wednesday, 6 PM, Morgan. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, and next Sunday, October 15, 6 PM, Napper Tandy. 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, Burren Ceili Band performs for a "Ceili Mor" traditional Irish social dance. Saturday, Dyed in the Wool. Next Friday, October 13, Dal-Riada. Next Saturday, October 14, Larking Brothers. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesday, 8 PM, "Rhythm & Rhyme Revue." 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Friday, Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally. Saturday, Dale Petersohn & Gregg Ostrom. Next Friday, October 13, Maddie MacNeil. Next Saturday, October 14, William Pint & Felicia Dale. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Friday, open stage with Tamerlin. Saturday, Laurie McClain. Next Saturday, October 14, Cormac McCarthy. 219-464-4700.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Next Saturday, October 14, Nancy Connelly & Friends Acoustic Roustabout with stand-up comedian Mark Massina. 773-489-5471.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Friday, David Dunne. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Next Friday, October 13, Velvet Green. 847-724-7171.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Friday, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts with Jon Rauhouse, Nora Mary Francis O'Connor. Sunday, 10 PM, Chris Mills, Mike Ireland & Holler. Thursday, 9 PM, Julie Frost, Laura Doherty & Anne-Marie Akin. 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. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Baal Tinne. 773-935-6669.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, October 14, Bert Cattoni. 630-752-2000.

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

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Monday, 9:30 PM, Bohola (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Sunday and next Sunday, October 15, 1-4 PM, Irish session hosted by Declan Binninger & John Shine (no cover). 630-513-6300.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Saturday, Kraig Kenning. Next Saturday, October 14, Michael Kelsey. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Saturday, 9 PM, Michael Jonathan. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Next Friday, October 13, 9 PM, Barb Silverman. Next Saturday, October 14, 9 PM, Kathy Kallick Band. 773-743-3355.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Next Saturday, October 14, 9 PM, Dooleys. 630-428-4274.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Friday, 8 PM, Darden Smith. Saturday, 7 and 10 PM, Ellis Paul Band, Don Conoscenti. Tuesday, 9 PM, Old #8, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Mertons. Next Sunday, October 15, 8 PM, Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers, Dick Smith. 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, Eric Noden. Saturday, 8 PM, barn dance party with caller Marianne Mohrhusen. Next Friday, October 13, Chris Proctor. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Monday, 9:30 PM, Steve Owen. Wednesday, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark V., Matt X., Dan DeRamos. Thursday, 8 PM, Deb Bartley. 773-929-3680.

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

WINNER'S 4530 N. Lincoln: Saturday, 10 PM, Emily & Matt, Amelia Airmattress, Mark Denardo. Tuesdays, 10 PM, BLT & Mayo. Thursdays, 10 PM, open mike hosted by Ben Porter. Next Friday, October 13, 8:30 PM, Sandy Adina. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Adam Ezra. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BOBBY BLAND, LITTLE MILTON, CLARENCE CARTER, MEL WAITERS, BOBBY RUSH, CARL WRIGHT, FLOYD & JOHNNIE TAYLOR JR. perform at the National Academy of Blues awards ceremony and concert. Next Saturday, October 14, 7 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 773-247-6514, 312-413-5700, or 312-559-1212.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE in a free concert entitled "The Spiritual Fantasies of Frederick Tillis." Thursday, October 12, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7559.

JOHN PRIMER & THE REAL DEAL perform at a booksigning by photographer Marc PoKempner. Next Friday, October 13, 6 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-443-3583.

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

CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES Next Saturday, October 14, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fridays, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-642-6805.

ANDY'S 317 E. Lincoln, De Kalb: Saturday, 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.

BAR LOUIE 47 W. Polk: Friday, Saturday, and next Saturday, October 14, 9 PM, Peter Dames & the Rhythm Flames. 312-347-0000.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Saturday, Anthony Gomes. 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 13, Eric Culberson. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday and Saturday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesday, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wednesday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Next Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Friday, Saturday, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tuesday, Chico Banks Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Next Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Friday, John Primer & the Real Deal. Saturday, Carlos Johnson. Sunday, James Wheeler. Monday, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tuesday, Eddie Taylor Jr. Wednesday, Liz Mandville Greeson. Thursday, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Next Friday, October 13, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Next Saturday, October 14, Michael Coleman & the Backbreakers. Next Sunday, October 15, Lindsey Alexander. 773-528-1012.

BONANZA LOUNGE 552 E. 47th: Sundays, 8 PM, the Godfather & His Blues Band. 773-583-3000.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Sugar Blue. 773-384-8600.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Friday, 5:30 PM, Bucktown BBQ Boys; 9:30 PM, Jimmy Thackery, Eomot RaSun Band. Saturday, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 9:30 PM, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater, Kax & the Blacklight Experience. Sunday, Nick Moss. Monday, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tuesday, Eric Culberson. Wednesday, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thursday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Next Friday, October 13, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Duke Robillard, Murali Coryell. Next Saturday, October 14, 6:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Dave Hole, Nellie Travis. 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, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Band. Monday 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, Chris Duarte. Saturday, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Next Friday, October 13, the Buzz. Next Saturday, October 14, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 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. 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, Nightcrawlers. Thursday through next Saturday, October 14, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR NORTH 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Next Saturday, October 14, Howard & the White Boys with Pistol Pete. 847-541-4700.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10 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, Sugar Ray Norcia. Saturday, Eddie Shaw. Sunday, 11 AM, brunch with Eric Noden; 9 PM, Marty Sammon. Monday, Doug McDonald. Tuesday, Jan James. Wednesday, Phil Guy. Next Friday, October 13, James Solberg. Next Saturday, October 14, Murali Coryell. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Saturday, 10 PM, Candye Kane (see Spot Check). 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Next Saturday, October 14, Keith Scott. 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: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Saturday, 9:30 PM, John Primer & the Real Deal. Tuesday, 8:30 PM, Pete Special (no cover). Thursday, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Next Saturday, October 14, 9:30 PM, the Buzz. 708-484-3610.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Friday, Chicago Playboys. Saturday, Eddie King. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tuesday, Joanna Connor Band. Wednesday, Blue Mirror Blues Band. Thursday, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Next Friday, October 13, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Next Saturday, October 14, Charlie Love. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Bar and restaurant. Friday and Saturday, 9 PM-1 AM, Professor John. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 PM-1 AM, Peter Dames. 312-640-0999.

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

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Sandra Hall. Sundays, 4-8:30 PM, blues jam with Zanne Mack Band; 9:30 PM, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, 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 13 and 14, Carl Weathersby. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Friday, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Saturday, Howard Scott. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thursday, Pat Smillie Band. Next Friday, October 13, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Next Saturday, October 14, Delores 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.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, Elmore James Jr. & the Broom Dusters Blues Band with Lady T. Wright & Crumar. Mondays, Fantastic L'Roy & His Blues Revue. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJs spin blues. Thursdays, In Tent City Band, Grandmaster & the Unbelieveable Band. 773-373-1260.

LONE STEER 7601 S. Cicero: Fridays and Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Masheen Company. 773-838-8383.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, Lorenzo & the Next Generation. Next Friday, October 13, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 708-863-2000.

MAPLE TREE INN 13301 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Saturday, 7:30 PM, "Graveyard Blues Show" with Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. 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, Matthew Skoller Band. Next Saturday, October 14, Mark Hannon Band. 773-252-1155.

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

PEEK INN 2825 W. Irving Park: Music after 9 PM. Saturday, Zanne Mack Band. 773-267-5197.

PENNY ROAD PUB Penny & Old Sutton, Barrington Hills: Friday, 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 12, Barrelhouse Chuck. 847-328-0399.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Friday, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Saturday, Otis & the Alligators. Wednesday, Chris, Dave & Mack. Next Friday, October 13, Howard & the White Boys. Next Saturday, October 14, Eddie C. Campbell. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. 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: Next Saturday, October 14, 9:30 PM, Elmo's Fire 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, Eddie Cotton (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 13 and 14, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

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, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wednesday, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Next Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 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.

THE SPOT 1584 Rand, Des Plaines: Friday, 9 PM, Zanne Mack Band. 847-298-4000.

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. Saturday, 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. Friday, Denim-n-Blues. 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

ASTRAL PROJECT, ERIC LUGOSCH Next Friday, October 13, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

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

ORBERT DAVIS QUINTET Free concert and discussion entitled "A History of Jazz, Part 2: Legendary Trumpeters." Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

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

STEVE GRIGGS QUINTET with Jeff Stitely, Art Davis, John McLean & Larry Kohut. Monday, 7 PM, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln Highway and Castle Drive, De Kalb. 815-753-3146. Wednesday, 7 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

STEVE GRIGGS TRIO with Jeff Stitely & Larry Kohut. Tuesday, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630. Next Saturday, October 14, 8:30 PM, Michaels' Jazz Bistro, 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn. 630-446-4001.

ANDREW KAPSALIS TRIO Free performance. Saturday, 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.

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

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Next Sunday, October 15, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800.

ROBERTA MILES Free concert. Thursday, October 12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MATT PINIZZOTO TRIO Free performance. Saturday, 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. Friday, 7 PM, GAR Rotunda, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-829-3055.

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

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

UPTOWN RHYTHM Swing concert and dance. Next Friday, October 13, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

PAUL WERTICO Free in-store performance and signing. Next Friday, October 13, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Friday, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturday, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Taku Akiyama Quartet. 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, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson Quartet. Thursday, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Next Friday, October 13, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Next Saturday, October 14, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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, Detour. Sunday and Monday, Dee Alexander. Tuesday through next Saturday, October 14, Carlos Cannon. 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 HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Next Sunday, October 15, 8 PM, Fareed Haque & Kahil El'Zabar, Milkbaby. 773-384-0043.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wednesday, 8 PM, Greg Boerner. 630-406-0008.

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursday, October 12, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Friday, 9 PM, Tony Smith. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sundays, 5 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Next Friday, October 13, Li'l Richard Polka All-Stars. 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. Mondays, 6 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Text. 312-341-9787.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark 5. Wednesday, Pfst with Ed Wilkerson, Niki Mitchell, Harrison Bankhead & Vincent Davis. 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, Larry Kenzal Trio. Next Saturday, October 14, Neo Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Friday, pianist Abi Demirgian. Saturday, Trio du Jour. Next Friday, October 13, pianist Larry Kenzal. Next Saturday, October 14, Pat Brady Duo. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Music at 6 PM. Sunday, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Next Sunday, October 15, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 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, Martin Bany. 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.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Next Sunday, October 15, 2 PM, Original Salty Dogs. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Friday, 9:30 PM, Vince Willis & Smoove Groove. Saturday, 9:30 PM, Isaiah Mitchell & Midnight Sun. Sunday, 8 PM, Jazz Connection (no cover). Monday, 8 PM, Marie Alexandre Quartet (no cover). Wednesday, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thursday, 9 PM, Danny Draher Trio. Next Friday, October 13, 9:30 PM, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns with Eddie Chappell. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Friday, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Rachel Z Trio (see Critic's Choice); 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Saturday, 8 PM, Paul Wertico Trio; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sunday, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Monday, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesday, 9 PM, Fred Simon Trio (see Critic's Choice). Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Next Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, Greg Osby Quartet. Next Sunday, October 15, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jam session hosted by Fareed Haque. Thursday, 9 PM, Tim Green with Brian Wilkie & Margaret Murphy. 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: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Jim Baker Quartet. Wednesday, 8 PM, Guillermo Gregorio Trio, Other Quartet. Next Friday, October 13, 9 PM, Roy Campbell with William Parker & Michael Zerang. 312-362-9707.

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

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

HUGO'S FROG BAR 1024 N. Rush: Piano bar and restaurant. Friday through Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, 5-9 PM, Calvin "Koco" Brunson. Monday, 5-9 PM, Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Larry Hanks. 312-640-0999.

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Friday through Sunday, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford Quartet. Monday, 8 and 10 PM, DePaul University Big Band under the direction of Bob Lark. Tuesday through next Sunday, October 15, David Sanchez Melaza Sextet. 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.

LITTLE LOUNGE Maggiano's Little Italy, 240 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook: Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 PM, and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5:30-9:30 PM, Michael Laird. 630-368-0300.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Friday, steel percussionist Clyde George with Matt Geraghty, Joe Adamik & John Beard. 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. Monday, Jo Ann Daugherty & Tadao Shigematsu. Tuesday, Dan Cray & Tadao Shigematsu. Wednesday, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thursday, Kelly Brand & Tadao Shigematsu. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. Tuesday, 8 PM, Dark Star Orchestra, Richard Leo Johnson (see Critic's Choice). 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Friday and Saturday, Atomic Martini. Next Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, Breaking Point. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS' JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Friday, Ryan Shultz Trio. Saturday, Joan Hickey Trio. Wednesday, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Trio. Thursday, 7:30 PM, John Campbell. Next Saturday, October 14, 8:30 PM, Steve Griggs Trio. 630-446-4001.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursday, October 12, Dave Rempis Trio. 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: Sunday, 7 PM, Keenan Lawler (see Critic's Choice) & Kevin Drumm, Fred Lonberg-Holm & Michael Zerang. Next Friday, October 13, 9 PM, Barb Silverman. 773-743-3355.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Friday and Saturday, Mike Allemana Trio. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Next Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, Sam Burckhardt Quartet. 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, Elijah Levi Trio. Saturday, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. Wednesdays, open mike. Next Friday, October 13, Frank Portolese Quartet. Next Saturday, October 14, George Freeman. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Friday, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Pat Mallinger Quartet. Saturday, Elijah Levi Quartet. Sunday, Alison Ruble Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Tuesday, Elizabeth Doyle Trio. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thursdays, Kari Nelson Quartet. Next Friday, October 13, 6:30 PM, Elizabeth Doyle; 9 PM, Gephart Long Quartet. Next Saturday, October 14, Ken Chaney Quartet. Next Sunday, October 15, Typhanie Monique Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Friday, Billy Flynn Trio. Saturday, John Wright Trio, Billy Flynn Trio. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Wednesdays, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Next Friday, October 13, Rankinfyle. Next Saturday, October 14, Franz Jackson Quartet, Ken Saydak Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sunday, Ken Cooper Quartet. Next Sunday, October 15, Brienn Perry. 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. Friday, Don Tisch Quartet. 773-271-9944.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. Thursday, 10 PM, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-772-6656.

SOME LIKE IT BLACK COFFEE CLUB 4500 S. Michigan: Saturday, 8 and 9:30 PM, Oscar Brown Jr. 773-373-8834.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. Saturday, John Beard Trio. Wednesdays, Eric Allen Trio. Thursday and next Saturday, October 14, Mark Maegdlin 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, Juli Wood 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, Malachi Thompson Freebop Band performs the music of Wayne Shorter. Saturday, David Boykin/Niki Mitchell Quartet. 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 Quartet. Thursday, Dan Phillips Trio. Next Friday, October 13, Phil Kidder Trio. Next Saturday, October 14, Mark Bettcher Jazz Experience. 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. 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. 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.

international

concerts

CUBANISMO! Next Saturday, October 14, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

FREDDY C Free Caribbean music concert. Saturday, 11 AM, Douglass branch, Chicago Public Library, 3353 W. 13th. 312-747-3725.

GEORGIA NATIONAL ENSEMBLE Next Friday, October 13, 7:30 PM, next Saturday, October 14, 2 and 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, October 15, 2 PM, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. 312-527-2223.

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

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Venezuelan vocalist Irene Farrera. Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OMARA PORTUONDO, BARBARITO TORRES See Critic's Choice. Thursday, October 12, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

SUSANA RINALDI sings Argentine tango. Saturday, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-996-3095.

RAVI SHANKAR WITH ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Next Friday, October 13, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

TRIBUS FUTURAS Free Andean music concert. Saturday, 2 PM, Uptown branch, Chicago Public Library, 929 W. Buena. 312-744-8400. Monday, 1 PM, Walker branch, Chicago Public Library, 11071 S. Hoyne. 312-747-1920. Monday, 6 PM, Hall branch, Chicago Public Library, 4801 S. Michigan. 312-747-2541.

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

WOFA Sunday, 6:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

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.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thursday, October 12, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

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

HOLLYWOOD EAST 5650 N. Broadway: Fridays, 10 PM, Angel D'Cuba & His Sugarcanes. 773-271-4711.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Friday, 10 PM, Willie Gomez Con Cache Orchestra. Next Saturday, October 14, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Next Sunday, October 15, 7:30 PM, "Reflections/Reflexiones: Poetry in Spanish and English" with music by Hoy Son. 312-362-9707.

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.

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. 773-509-9332.

REZA'S 432 W. Ontario: Restaurant. Nightly at 6:30 PM, cimbalom player Alex Udvary & violinist Jovan. 312-664-4500.

SKADARLIJA 4024 N. Kedzie: Restaurant featuring eastern European music. Wednesdays through Sundays, 8 PM, Skadarlija Ensemble. 773-463-5600.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tea room and cafe. Friday and next Friday, October 13, 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

ACCESSIBLE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC in a free program of "music for flute and percussion" (Dahl, Glass, Muczynski, Frock, LaFave, Smadbeck). Sunday, 1 PM, Ganz Memorial Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 773-769-0709.

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

IAN BOSTRIDGE AND JULIUS DRAKE tenor and piano (Schubert, Wolf). Next Friday, October 13, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

VICKI BRENNAN AND MARINA PETERSON clarinet and cello, in a free concert (Hindemith, Ran, Xenakis). Thursday, October 12, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Rudolph Macciocchi, conductor, with members of the da Corneto Opera Company in a program of Italian composers. Wednesday, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Saturday and next Saturday, October 14, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

DANISH CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH CHOIR Next Friday, October 13, 8 PM, Scandinavian Club, 2323 N. Wilke, Arlington Heights. 847-870-1710. Next Sunday, October 15, 9:30 AM (religious service), First Lutheran Church, 45 E. 150th, Harvey. 708-331-4824 or 708-333-1946.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY Donald DeRoche and Rodney Dorsey conduct a free concert (Shostakovich, Hindemith, Barber, Scriabin, Milhaud, Khatchaturian, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

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

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with pianist Tea Lomdaridze (Schubert, Prokofiev). Free admission. Next Friday, October 13, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with pianist Sebastian Berweck (Beethoven, Brahms). Next Saturday, October 14, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 N. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

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

JOANNE FARRER AND ANDREA SWAN violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Smetana, Gluck, Paganini, Franck, Paradis, Bazzini). Free admission. Wednesday, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

ELAINE FELDER, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, AND DAVID CUNLIFFE piano, violin, and cello (Arensky, Beethoven, Schoenfeld). Friday, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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

EMILY GORTNER AND DEBORAH KATZ KNOWLES flute and percussion. Next Sunday, October 15, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sunday, 7 PM, cellist Chris Costanza, pianist George Flynn, and Ensemble Noamnesia perform music of Flynn, Christian Wolff, Robert Ashley, and others. 312-362-9707.

MATT JANIS guitar, in a free recital. Thursday, October 12, 2 PM, Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-2679.

KREMERATA BALTICA with violinist Gidon Kremer (Vivaldi, Piazzolla). Next Sunday, October 15, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Keith Hampton and Rami Levin, conductors (Mendelssohn, traditional, and others). Next Friday, October 13, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5107.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor (Beethoven, Brahms). Next Sunday, October 15, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Friday and Wednesday, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, October 15, 2 PM, David Stahl, conductor, with soprano Alicia Berneche and tenor Jerry Hadley (Harbison, The Great Gatsby). See Critic's Choice. Saturday, Tuesday, and next Friday, October 13, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Vladimir Galouzine, soprano Katarina Dalayman, and baritone Bo Skovhus (Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades). 312-332-2244.

MORAINE VALLEY ACADEMIC CHORALE Nicholas Thomas, conductor. Monday, 7:30 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert entitled "The Spiritual Fantasies of Frederick Tillis." Thursday, October 12, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7559.

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

NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY paul Vermal, conductor, with guitarist Brian Torosian (Rimsky-Korsakov, Rodrigo, Ravel). Sunday, 4 PM, Deerpath Junior High School, 95 Deerpath, Lake Forest. 847-604-6776.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE with the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band in its annual homecoming concert (Copland, Husa). Next Friday, October 13, 7 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

JEFFREY PANKO AND CHRISTOPHER CASCKETTA piano and baritone, in a free recital (Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy). Next Saturday, October 14, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

NEIL PENESIS piano (Scriabin, Ravel, Liszt, Chopin). Thursday, October 12, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-583-4050.

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

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Saturday and next Saturday, October 14, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JULIEN QUENTIN piano, in a free concert (Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Liszt). Next Sunday, October 15, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

REMBRANDT CHAMBER PLAYERS with soprano Christine Brandes and others (Shubert, Handel, Mozart). Next Saturday, October 14, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-328-4883.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Donald Chen, conductor, with cellist Paul Tobias in a free concert (Chen Yi, Eleanor's Gift). Thursday, October 12, 3 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3849.

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

SAVOY-AIRES (Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado). Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM, Sunday, 2:30 PM, next Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 7:30 PM, and next Sunday, October 15, 2:30 PM, Chute Auditorium, 1400 Oakton, Evanston. 847-251-8767.

KIM SCHOLES, RUSSELL DAGON, AND SLYVIA WANG cello, clarinet, and piano, in an all-Brahms program. Sunday, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PHILIP SEWARD AND BUFFY BAGGOTT piano and mezzo-soprano (Seward, Chopin, and others). Friday, 7:30 PM, private residence, North Barrington (call for location). 847-437-2158.

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

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Beethoven, Chopin, and others). Sunday, 3 PM, Lake View Lutheran Church, 835 W. Addison. 773-327-1427.

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

VERMEER QUARTET (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Tower). Sunday, 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). Sunday, 3 PM, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

IRENE WATTS piano, in a free recital. Next Sunday, October 15, 3 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Bach, Franck, Copland). Next Sunday, October 15, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

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

SONATA ZUBOVIENE AND ROKAS ZUBOVAS perform piano music for four hands (Mozart, Debussy, Corigliano, Poulenc, Satie). Next Friday, October 13, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

fairs & festivals

CHICAGO'S EIGHTH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Thursday, October 12, 6 PM, Primitive Reason; 7 PM, Local H; 8 PM, Beer Nuts; 9:30 PM, Fishbone. Next Friday, October 13, 5:30 PM, Polkaholics; 6:45 PM, Pelvic Delta; 8 PM, Bumpus; 9:30 PM, Domestic Problems; 11 PM, They Might Be Giants. Next Saturday, October 14, 1:45 PM, Split Habit; 2:45 PM, Box-O-Car; 3:15 PM, Mile; 4:15 PM, Stroke 9; 6:15 PM, Bill Janovitz; 6:45 PM, Waxwings; 8 PM, Caviar; 10 PM, Harmony Riley; 11:30 PM, Juliana Hatfield. Next Sunday, October 15, 12:30 PM, Cadillac Dave; 2 PM, Polkaholics; 3:30 PM, Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang. 312-595-7437 or 312-559-1212.

FALLING LEAF FESTIVAL on the grounds of Morgan Park Academy, 112th and Bell: Saturday, 12:30 PM, Anna Stange; 1:15 PM, Professor Becker; 2 PM, Melissa Harlow; 2:45 PM, Anna Stange & Melissa Harlow; 3:30 PM, Drum Circle; 4:14 PM, Joyce Miller-Bean; 7 PM, the Business. Sunday, 1 PM, Michael J. Miles; 2 PM, Friedlander & Hall; 3 PM, Michael J. Miles; 4 PM, Friedlander & Hall; 5 PM, Anna Stange; 6 PM, John Williams & Company.

773-233-3100.

MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE Midwest Young Artists, 878 Lyster, Fort Sheridan: Next Saturday, October 14, 8:30 AM, open orchestra rehearsals; noon, jazz band open rehearsals; 2:30 PM, Fred & Teddi Koch; 4:30 PM, New Horizons Senior Band; 6:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Pops Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Combo. Next Sunday, October 15, 1 PM, chamber music recital; 3 PM, alumni recital; 6:30 PM, open chorale rehearsal. 847-926-9898.

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

miscellaneous

GRAND CENTRAL STATION 5726 W. Grand: Friday and next Friday, October 13, 10 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri." 773-637-6376 or 708-452-5630.

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

LUTHERAN BIBLE COLLEGE OF OSLO Free choral concert. Wednesday, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Saturday, 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. Sunday, 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. Friday, 2 PM, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

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