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BALLYDOWSE, ZOMBIE YOUTH, HIDING REMINGTON Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Cornerstone Community Center, 2942 N. Western. 773-989-2087.

BIG WU, RAY'S MUSIC EXCHANGE Sat 11/18, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

CATH CARROLL Free in-store performances. Sat 11/11, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sun 11/12, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909. Sat 11/18, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

CHICAGO LEGACY AWARDS Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy Awards Ceremony with performances by Ronnie Brooks, Do or Die, Kurt Elling, and Robbie Fulks. Wed 11/15, 6 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-786-1121.

GEORGE CLINTON WITH PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ANI DiFRANCO, DRUMS & TUBA Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

DIXIE CHICKS, JOE ELY BAND Sold out. Sun 11/12, 7:30 PM, United Center, 1901 W. Madison. 312-455-4500 or 312-559-1212.

DOUGH! Free in-store performance. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

RICHARD FAMMEREE Book-release party with poetry and music by Atissa Azar, Gary Brown, Linnaeus, Regie Gibson, Sheila Donahue, Al DeGenova, Julie Parson-Nesbitt, Chuck Perkins, Maria McCray, Chris Greene, Nina Corwin, John Collins & others. Wed 11/15, 7:30 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-296-1268, ext. 26.

FANCHON STINGER Free in-store performance. Sat 11/18, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

JUAN GABRIEL & ANA GABRIEL, NYDIA ROJAS Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 312-559-1212.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

MACY GRAY, COMMON, BLACK EYED PEAS Thu 11/16, 7 PM, Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 or 312-559-1212.

SAMMY HAGAR & THE WABORITAS Sat 11/18 (sold out) and Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 8 PM, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-559-1212.

HOLLY HAS A FARM Free performance. Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

DANIEL JOHNSTON Sat 11/11, 7 and 10 PM, theater, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-243-9088.

GEORGE JONES Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

JOSIE Free concerts. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909. Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KARYSHMA Indo-American fusion band. Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Assembly Hall, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-834-6646.

GEOFF KESSELL Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

PATTY LARKIN, DAVID WILCOX Sun 11/19, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

LEFTOVER SALMON Sat 11/11, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

UTE LEMPER with pianist Bruno Fontaine in a program of Kurt Weill songs. Sat 11/11, 10:45 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHRIS & SCOTT LIGON Free concert. Thu 11/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefits DuPage Masonic Charities. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, the Barn, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

BUDDY MONDLOCK Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Nathan Manilow Theatre, Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood, Park Forest. 708-747-0580.

MUMBOJUMBO Free in-store performance. Sat 11/11, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

N2 SUBMISSION, SEPIA, DECOY, DJ GREGOR MORTIS "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" concert (costumes essential). Sat 11/11, 9 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

OH, MR. MERCER!: THE SONGS OF THE MAN FROM MOON RIVER Chicago Humanities Festival program directed by Barry Dat and Robert Kimball, with George Dvorsky, Cory Jamison, Steve Ross, Billy Stritch, and Margaret Whiting. Sun 11/12, 1 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-663-0339.

ONEIDA, MR. RUDY DAY Tue 11/14, 9 PM, Truckstop Recording, 2255 S. Michigan 4-W. 312-326-5580.

OPEN MIKE for music and poetry. Fri 11/10, 7 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 720 Hawthorne Center, Vernon Hills. 847-247-1182.

OUT FOR FAME Midwest/east coast b-boy regional competition with Phaze II, Junkwartz, K.O.R.O., United B-boys, Skills Methodz, Ground Zero Crew, Milwaukee's Finest & others. Sat 11/11, 5 PM, Oak Park Center, 500 S. Maple, Oak Park. 708-612-5640.

PLUSH CARGO Free in-store performance. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PRINCE Thu 11/16, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

RAFFI Sold out. Sat 11/11, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 312-559-1212.

REMEDY WITH TRIZONNA & THE X Wed 11/15, 7 PM, E2, 2347 S. Michigan. 773-288-0074.

ELLEN ROSNER Free in-store performance. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

F.M. SMITH Free in-store performance. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Borders Books and Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SONGWRITERS NOW Chicago Humanities Festival program hosted by Karen Mason with Craig Carnelia, David Friedman, Babbie Green, Steven Lutvak, and Stephen Schwartz. Fri 11/10, 7:30 PM, Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University Law School, 357 E. Chicago. 312-663-0339.

SONNETS, RAT BASTARDS, UNCURED YOUTH, SIN ORDEN, DESCARGA, RESINATION, TRAS DE NADA, DESPIERTA, LOS JODIDOS perform at a benefit concert for the Asociacion Por Derechos Obreros (Association for Workers' Rights). Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Asociacion Por Derechos Obreros, 1438 W. 18th. 312-829-0287.

STEWARD, HEWAS, A BOY NAMED THOR, JEN TURRELL, CHRISTINE BACK, WINTER VACATION Sat 11/11, 6 PM, Dutch Courage House, #3, 5407 S. Drexel. 773-684-2032.

UNCLE WOODY SULLENDER, CHRIS SORG, SHUMIT DASGUPTA, ERIC HADLEY Sound Environment Study No. 2 performance and Chicago Artists Month opening party. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Deadtech, 3321 W. Fullerton. 773-395-2844.

TEMPTATIONS Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

3 DOORS DOWN, DUST FOR LIFE, COLD Sat 11/11, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

311, ZEBRAHEAD, GRASSHOPPER TAKEOVER Sold out. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

ULTRACYDE, LIFTPOINT, KLEPTO, DJ FOUR/4 "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" concert (costumes essential). Fri 11/10, 9 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

VOICES OF A NEW BLACK MILLENNIUM Free music and poetry concert with Savoir Faire, Theaster Gates Jr., the John Marshall High School Jazz Ensemble, Keith Kelly, Tine M. Wright, Spears of Influence, Moses, and Cassandra Smith. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

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ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Butterside Down, Jennifer Peterson. Sat 11/11, Mr. Blotto. Thu 11/16, Wolfe Tones. Fri 11/17, Michael McDermott, Chris Connelly. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

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. Thu 11/16, 9 PM, Trippin' Billies (no cover). 773-348-5100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-942-9999.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 9 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, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. 312-266-2114.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 11/10, Multivitaminz, Unibrow. Sat 11/11, Ten Speed, Dorian Taj, Embrooks, Come Ons. Sun 11/12, 50 Fathoms, DV8. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Five for Fighting, Radio Slave. Thu 11/16, Big Wow, Swerve. Fri 11/17, the Good, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade, Crush Proof Box. Sat 11/18, Krypt Keeper 5, Psycho Chargers, 3-D Invisibles, Fester on Acid. 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: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Steve Melgave spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Saturdays, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesdays, DJs Spin & Steve Prisma. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 11/16, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Dorks, TFD, Vote Quimby. Sat 11/11, Kleinfelter, Turner Joy, Party of One, Rapture of Noon. Sun 11/12, Sacred Baboons. Fri 11/17, Sweater Girl, Janus, Walking Man. Sat 11/18, Beloved Ringers, Trading Brains, Anything But Weasel. Sun 11/19, All Rectangle with Louis Stockwell & Barry Bennet. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, DJ Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wed 11/15, Hive, Bass by the Pound DJs. Thursdays, DJs Heather, Lady D, Brenda D, Miss Bio Booster, Rebecca & Lauren Flax. 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Mike Kandell. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, DJs spin. Thu 11/16, Old #8. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 11/10, Hilarious Condors. Sat 11/11, Four-Letter Story, Dreaming Tree. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 11/17, Nightride. Sat 11/18, Guilty. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Jack Straw. Sat 11/11, Crying Souls. Fri 11/17, Swinger. 773-528-0888.

BURKHART STUDIOS 2845 N. Halsted: Music and spoken-word performances at 9 PM on Sunday nights (followed by an open mike). 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.

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

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Andre Hatchett & others. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Brian Reaves. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 11/18, 8:30 PM, Nora O'Connor & Andrew Bird. 773-384-2547.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review. Fri 11/17, midnight, Kristine W. 773-325-2233.

CIRCUS 901 W. Weed: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays; members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas perform circus acts on weekends. Fridays, DJs Rob Thurman & Mike Pierce. Saturdays, DJs spin drum & bass. 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, Shamanlove & 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. Thu 11/16, DJs Ben & Aret spin northern soul, freakbeat, and 60s groove. 773-489-0379.

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/10, 9 PM-3:45 AM, DJ Stix spins bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, rock en español, and hip-hop. 773-489-9600.

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. Fri 11/10, Domestic Problems. Sat 11/11, Convulsions, Gidgets Ga Ga. Fri 11/17, Copper Minds. Sat 11/18, Hungry Hungry Honchos. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 11/11, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 11/18, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Mystic Bill, Chris Gin. Thu 11/16, Luke Slater, Mike Wade, John Curley, Dayhota & Bear Who? 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Simmering Downstream, the Dog & Everything. Sat 11/11, 10:30 PM, Underwater People, Greta Post. Sun 11/12, 9 PM, Tony Rebel. Wednesdays, open jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 11/16, We You They. Fri 11/17, Umphrey's McGee, the Gruv. Sat 11/18, Afrodisiacs. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with live music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 11/10, Generations. Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Arthur Lee. Fri 11/17, Then Again. Sat 11/18, Maggie Speaks. 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: Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Steven Brinberg (tribute to Barbra Streisand); 10:30 PM, Babbie Green. Sat 11/11, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Steven Brinberg (tribute to Barbra Streisand). Mon 11/13, 7 PM, Steven Brinberg (tribute to Barbra Streisand); 9 PM, David Friedman. Wed 11/15 and Thu 11/16, 8 PM, Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, 8 and 10:30 PM, and Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Cory Jamison. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, Daryl Nitz, George Howe. Saturdays, 8 PM, Gwen Pippen, George Howe. Sundays, 9 PM, Mark Burnell. Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Johnny Rodgers. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. 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. Sat 11/11, 9:30 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Thursdays, 9 PM, Bandoleros. Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Trippin' Billies. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 11/12, DJ Bob DePugh. Mon 11/13, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tue 11/14, DJ Mike Cook. Thu 11/16, DJ Tony. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Tuesdays, Take 5. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/10, 10 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Russell Simins (see Spot Check), Forty Fives. Sat 11/11, 10 PM, Southern Culture on the Skids, Amazing Crowns, Trailer Bride. Wed 11/15, 9 PM, Douglass Kings, Viza Noir. Thu 11/16, 9 PM, Superdrag, Ness, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror. Fri 11/17, 10 PM, Chainsaw Kittens, Starlight Mints, Starball. Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Electric Frankenstein, Pistolero, Monster Trux. Sun 11/19, 9 PM, Blonde Redhead, the Need. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three floors. Fri 11/10, Rob Base, DJ Ez-Rock; DJs spin drum 'n' bass in the Underground Lounge. Saturdays, DJs spin drum 'n' bass in the Underground Lounge. 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. Fri 11/10, Jostelen Weed. Sat 11/11, Working Stiff. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 11/17, Trippin' Billies. Sat 11/18, Four Story. 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. Fri 11/10, Underwater People. Sat 11/11, Cats Under the Stars. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi (no cover). Wednesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 11/17, Harmony Riley, Groove Weasel. Sat 11/18, Rubber. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM on weeknights, later on weekends. Fri 11/10, Pound Seven, 4-Fi, Last Drag. Sat 11/11, Peking Turtle, Rebecca's Statue, B-Movie Fiendz, Monte Montgomery. Sun 11/12, Sumo, Gayle Ritt. Tue 11/14, Spinshine, Nicotine, BB Gun. Wed 11/15, Suite Oblivion, Dr. Kinetic. Thu 11/16, Caraways, Stone Jones, Apartment. Fri 11/17, Uniform, Grasshopper, Young Fathers. Sat 11/18, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, A.K.A., Bad Cat, Eddie Mack. 773-549-5549.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Monkeywrench, Nebula, Lee County Killers. Sat 11/11, 7 PM, Delgados (see Critic's Choice), Cinerama; 10 PM, Enemymine (see Spot Check), Jucifer, Defender. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Idaho, Elizabeth Elmore; 10 PM, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. Mon 11/13, Tokyo Expando, Fast Collapse, Dago Red. Tue 11/14, Heroine Sheiks, Sixto, Tekulvi. Thu 11/16, Euphone, Golden Arm Trio. Fri 11/17, Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music, Sean Na Na. Sat 11/18, Simon Joyner, Lofty Pillars, T.W. Walsh, Matt Marque. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Tow, Scott Tuma, Sinister Luck Ensemble; 11 PM, "Foam" with Frontier & others. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM, Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays, DJ Cache 22. Tuesdays, DJ Nole. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin acid jazz, trip-hop, and funk. Thursdays, DJ Brian Collins. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Randy Amundsen. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/17, pianist Abi Demirgian. 847-718-9272.

ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE 3462 N. Clark: Fridays, 10 PM, DJ Assa spins reggae, hip-hop, and R&B (no cover). 773-929-8300.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10, the Blast. Fri 11/17, Video Stars. 847-587-9677.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. 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. Sat 11/11, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Wednesdays, Vygo. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 11/10, 6 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Mexican Cheerleader, Muchacha, Gels. Sat 11/11, 5 PM, Impossibles, Nada Surf, Chargers; 10 PM, Califone, Holy Childhood, Rebecca Gates. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Loraxx, Behold! the Living Corpse, the Shame, Tormentula. Wed 11/15, 7 PM, Nomeansno (see Spot Check), Removals, Sweep the Leg Johnny. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Rainer Maria, Mike Kinsella, Radio Four, Firebird Band. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Blonde Redhead, the Need, Emperor Penguin. Sun 11/19, 5 PM, Allister, Benjamins, Split-Habit, Student Rick; 9 PM, Shiner, Pave the Rocket, Notaword. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 11/10, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth & the Goners, Devil in a Woodpile. Sat 11/11, 10 PM, Sonny Landreth & the Goners, Mark Selby. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage hosted by Richard Burnett & Ron Lazeretti. Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. 708-788-2118.

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

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 11/11, CJ & Company. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Maggie Speaks. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 11/17, J.P. & the Cats. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG; 10 PM, Soul .45 DJs spin funk and soul. Wed 11/15, 9:30 PM, Sister Child, Slaveship (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, Derrick Wize & Rob Thurmond. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Tom Sawyer, Will Build to Suit, Role Models. Sat 11/11, the Meek, Star Search 2000, Feral Kids, Slow Children. Fri 11/17, Lou Marini & Ron Cooper with Nancy Connelly & Jimbo-Belta. Sat 11/18, Terra. 773-489-5471.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. Mondays, "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. Tue 11/14, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

GLOW 1615 N. Clybourn: DJs spin nightly from 10 PM-4 AM Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-587-8469.

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, acoustic jam session. Thursdays, DJ Michael Walker spins "bad 80s funk & house." 773-296-9700.

GROUND ZERO ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX 19081 Old LaGrange, Mokena: Sun 11/12, 7:30 PM, Quiet Riot. 708-478-0600.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/10, Deals Gone Bad, Heavy Step. Sat 11/11, Box-O-Car, Pushbacks, Wes Hollywood Show. Thu 11/16, Sean Chai & the Unity Squad. Fri 11/17, Black Beauties, Runarounds, F.I.D. Sat 11/18, Flapjacks, Blue Lit Souls. 773-472-5139.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: Fri 11/10, 11 PM, Plain White T's, Penny & the Loafers. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Fri 11/17, 11 PM, Cells, Tigerlilies. Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Dogstar, Starball. 312-943-2252.

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. Fri 11/10, 10:30 PM, Evidence. Sat 10/11, 9 PM, Ellen Rosner, Jill Dawson, Sarah B. & the Gist, Stolie, Melissa Ziemer, Summer Chance, Upsy-Daisy. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Mon 11/13, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Hargrove (no cover). 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. Fri 11/10, Punsapaya, the Neighborhood. Sat 11/11, Lightning & Thunder. Fri 11/17, Generations. Sat 11/18, Stone Jones, Time Beings (no cover). 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.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Sheila O'Donnell; 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, DJ Squeeze. Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band, Wabash Jug Band. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/10, 7:30 PM, Sister Hazel, Dexter Freebish (sold out). Sun 11/12, 9 PM, Deltron 3030 (see Critic's Choice), People Under the Stairs, Ugly Duckling (see Critic's Choice). Mon 11/13, 7:15 PM, Reel Big Fish, Catch 22, Midtown. Thu 11/16, 10 PM, Alejandra Guzman. Fri 11/17, 9 PM, Radiators, O.A.R. Sat 11/18, 7:30 and 11 PM, "1964: The Tribute" (Beatles tribute concert). 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

IVAN'S 3358 N. Ashland: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Fridays through Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 773-525-2140.

JILLY'S RETRO CLUB 1009 N. Rush: DJs play dance music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. 312-664-1001.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Tim Mahoney & the Meenies (benefit for Paul Mahlin). Sat 11/11, "Monsters of Mock" with Kiss Army, Battery, Crazy Train, and Sin City. Sun 11/12, DJ Tony Touch. Thu 11/16, Then Again. Fri 11/17, DJs Uncle Milty, Laura B, Maurice Joshua, Andre Harris & Martin Boogie Man. Sat 11/18, Common Ground, Something for Joey. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 11/10, Breadrock Bros. Sat 11/18, Jim Rickert. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Lootheads. Sat 11/11, Hillbillies From Space. 773-248-3600.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fri 11/10, DJs Dickie D & Pimp Daddy Z. Sat 11/11, DJ Tim O. 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. Thursdays, DJ Lucky spins hip-hop, funk, trip-hop, and old school. 312-337-4040.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Go Tom, Boatbuilders. Sat 11/11, Core, Perv 54. Fri 11/17, Nadas, Anne Harris Band. Sat 11/18, Love Monkeys. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Fri 11/10 and Tue 11/14, 9:30 PM, J. Davis Trio. 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, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Fri 11/10, Pelvic Delta, A. Gorecki. Sat 11/11, Roots Stems & Branches. Sun 11/12, Bill Denny. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Fri 11/17, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. Sat 11/18, Anne Harris. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, National Drag. 773-525-2422.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/11, Boom Hank, Dag Juhlin, Om. 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: Thursdays, 10 PM, live swing bands (preceded by dance lessons at 7:30 and 8:30 PM). 773-528-3400.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Fri 11/10, 10 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. Thursdays, 9 PM, Hambone Hasbrouck (no cover). 773-489-3490.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Almighty Rogers, Pete Special Band. Sat 11/11, Gravey, Wish List. Sun 11/12 and Sun 11/19, 9 PM, Juleps. Tue 11/14, Almighty Rogers (no cover). Wed 11/15, Phil Angotti (no cover). Thu 11/16, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 11/17, Jan James, Van Go. Sat 11/18, Michelle Cross, Convulsions, Emperor Jones. 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. Sat 11/11, Ben Davis, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, 8fatfat8, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mon 11/13, Playin' 4 the City. Tue 11/14, 7 PM, open mike poetry slam with DJ Yellowfist; 10 PM, DJs Madrid & Hiroki. Wednesdays, flamenco music with Grupo Kaskara, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Sat 11/18, Fred Everything. 773-227-2277.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays; no cover. Fridays and Sundays, Scott Holman. Sat 11/11, Nadine Baxter. Mondays, Peter Oprisko. Tuesdays, Dave Allen. Wednesdays, John Zamojcin. Thursdays, Mick Archer. Sat 11/18, Chicago Rose. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM on Sundays. Fri 11/10, 5 PM, Chicago Rose; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sat 11/11, 5 PM, Dave Allen; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sundays, Tom Linsk. Mondays, Peter Miletic. Tuesdays, Stan Karcz. Wednesdays, Tom Linsk. Thu 11/16, Peter Miletic. Fri 11/17, 5 PM, Dave Allen; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. Sat 11/18, 5 PM, Nadine Baxter; 9 PM, Stan Karcz. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays. Fridays, Nadine Baxter. Saturdays and Mondays, Scott Holman. Tuesdays, Peter Miletic. Wednesdays, Dave Allen. Thu 11/16, Dave Allen. 847-952-8755.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 11/10, 10 PM, Kurt Neumann. Sat 11/11, 10 PM, Dave Zollo, Old #8. Tue 11/14, Hack & Wheeze. Wed 11/15, 9 PM, Los Amigos Invisibles (see Spot Check), MVP. Fri 11/17, 10 PM, Blue Rodeo, Clarks. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, "Eve's Garden of Rock Women's Music Festival" with Cats & Jammers, Supernatural Yes, Pistol Whipped, Gertrude, Wonderdrug (benefits Amnesty International); 10 PM, MVP. 773-404-9494.

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

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 11/10, 6:30 PM, Gravelbone, Bunker Hill, Colonel Stem, Flathead Fillups. Sat 11/11, 2:30 PM, Lungbrush, Five Pointe 0, Acumen Nation, Ballistic, Mudda Fugga, Infamous, No One, Mr. Pill, Illroot, Smoke. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, OPM. Tue 11/14, 9 PM, Peter Murphy. Thu 11/16, 7 PM, 2 Skinnee J's, Mest, Hairy Apes BMX. Fri 11/17, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Marvel Kind, Organic, Brain Rakes. Sat 11/18, 9 PM, Fastball, John Wesley Harding, Nash Kato. 773-549-0203.

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

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & SPORTS BAR 1645 W. Jackson: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/17, Returnables. 312-850-0208.

MORETTI'S RISTORANTE & 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. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. 773-764-6401.

NANA'S CAFE 7 W. Kinzie: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 PM, Gigolo Johnny. 312-527-0300.

NEO 2350 N. Clark: DJs spin dance music 10:30 PM-4 AM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-528-2622.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 8 PM, "home recording" showcase (public may bring in music). Wednesdays, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Thu 11/16, 9 PM, Venus Envy. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Fri 11/10, 10 PM-2 AM, DJ Curt Caris. Sat 11/11, 10 PM-3 AM, DJ Jimmy Page. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 11/10, 10 PM, Hairy Apes BMX, Isabelle Haze. Sat 11/11, 10 PM, Pelvic Delta, Cabaret Diosa; DJ Shon Dervis (late). Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 11/17, 11 PM, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, "Queen of Samba" dance competition. 773-489-0011.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 11/18, 10 PM, Shades of Grey. 708-371-0802.

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

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30-5 PM, harpist Dawn Punches; 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

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

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/10, Loomis. Sat 11/11, Backwash, Miltons. Sun 11/12, Party of One. Tuesdays, Shag's Little Thing. Wed 11/15, Bamboo Groove. Thu 11/16, Northern Lights. Sat 11/18, Goodies. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. 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. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM; no cover. Fridays, Cedarcase. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs Alo, C-Side, IRON, PasQuale, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Distances, Intelligibles. Wed 11/15, Party of One. Sat 11/18, Toy Band. 312-243-1246.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Moods. Sat 11/18, Baaro. 815-477-0340.

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Robert Stone. Sat 11/11, Lemmings. Wed 11/15, Q Blue. Thu 11/16, open mike hosted by Angelo. Fri 11/17, Mighty Joe, Chicago Songwriters' Collective. Sat 11/18, Kapsalis Trio. 773-276-9730.

RACINE CAFE 228 S. Racine: Sat 11/11, 9 PM, Li'l Wally the Polka King, the Polkaholics. 312-243-9296.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Fridays, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Max TC. Sundays, "Boca Music" hosted by Xavier. Tuesdays, DJ Subzero. Wednesdays, DJs Subzero, No Doubt & Papa G spin reggae. 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 Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music 8:30 PM-2:30 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and 8 PM-4 AM 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. Fri 11/10, DJ Heather, Mike Dearborne. Sat 11/11, Oliver Lieb, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. Tuesdays, Frique, Mel Hammond & Jevon Jackson. Thu 11/16, Daryl Cura, Sativa, DVS, Droopy. Sat 11/18, Magda vs. Dayhota, Chad Sommer, Chris Walsh, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. 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.

RIVER SHANNON 425 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Louis & Scharpf. 312-944-5087.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays; live bands on Wednesdays. 312-440-0535.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 11/10, 8 and 10 PM, Martin Sexton (sold out). Sat 11/11, 7 PM, Badly Drawn Boy (see Spot Check); 10:30 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Sun 11/12, 9 PM, Mean Red Spiders, Delicate AWOL, Tundra Survey. Tue 11/14, Elf Power (see Spot Check), Glands, Camden. Fri 11/17, 10:30 PM, Slaid Cleaves Band, Kenny Roby, Scott Miller. Sat 11/18, 7 PM, Syd Straw, Karla Schickele; 10:30 PM, Songs: Ohia, Clem Snide, Naysayer. 773-525-2508.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Only Sons. Sat 11/11, Supermint. Fri 11/17, Disfunction. Sat 11/18, Janes with Chains. 708-526-7174.

SINIBAR 1540 N. Milwaukee: DJs spin 7 PM-2 AM, 9 PM-2 AM Mondays. Fridays, DJ Shon Dervis. Saturdays, guest DJs spin. Mondays, DJ Madrid. Tuesdays, Diz. Wednesdays, Tone B. Nimble. Thursdays, DJ Bjak & the Soul Foundation Crew. 773-278-7797.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 11/11, 10 PM, Dean Roberts with Matt Valentine & Glenn Kotche. 773-227-3617.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Robbie Hardkiss, Dave Brock. Sat 11/11, DJs Heather & J-Dub, Justin Long. Sundays, DJ Louie Santuro. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Fri 11/17, Darrell Woodson, Kenny Carvajal. Sat 11/18, Miles Maeda, Majid. 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.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thu 11/16, 3:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys (no cover). 312-441-9334.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/10, 8 PM-midnight, Frank Lamphere sings music by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

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: Fri 11/10, 8 PM, DJs spin. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Your Dad, Midwest Premiere Hardcore Showcase, Summer League. Mondays, 7:30 PM, spoken word open mike (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thu 11/16, 8 PM, David Culine, Lance Ayres. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Chocolate Thunder, Afterglow. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Low Birth Weight, Danger Will Robinson. 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. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Sat 11/11, Tweed, Katie's Basement, Atomic Genie, Hyeah. Fri 11/17, Oh My God, Kevin Lee. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM & Cache 22. Mon 11/13, Kentucky Jelly. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. Wednesdays, LF8TR. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Scratch & Sniff. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit & J-Biz. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Slacks. Thu 11/16, 7-9, DJ Josh Anderson spins at an opening reception for photographer Natalie Orr. 773-227-4906.

THURSTON'S 1248 W. George: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Rock Star Club, Ming, Walking Man. Sat 11/11, Mopar, Lauter Ton, Chinese Downhill. Wed 11/15, Nash Kato, 0-29, Supernational. Thu 11/16, Paper Airplane Pilots, Lack. Fri 11/17, Turner Joy, DeMilos. Sat 11/18, Pinch. 773-472-6900.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Wed 11/15, 9 PM, Delafields. 847-869-0450.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Lego, Mike Steele & Frique. Saturdays, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo. Thursdays, DJs Jernell Geronimo & Marc Buxton. 312-491-9729.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill spins dance music. Sundays, DJs Seba & Erik K. spin Polish progressive music. Tuesdays, Dr. Hortex spins Euro dance music. Wednesdays, DJ Wild Bill spins old school. Thursdays, DJ Frankie Perez, salsa & merengue dance lessons with Manny Lopez. 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Tue 11/14, Mighty Purple, Gracenote. Wed 11/15, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Jonathan Rundman, Justin Roberts. Fri 11/17, "Jeff Buckley tribute concert" with Rose Polenzani, Jeff Vezain, Al Rose, Carey Ott, Summer Chance, Autumn Grieves, Tommi Zender, Cameron McGill, Chris Harrington, Jack Cunningham, Julie Frost, Matt Tiegler, Joe Armstrong, Gracenote, Yvonne Doll, Twang Bang, Jeffrey Altergott (see Spot Check), Shara Worden, Randy Diderich, Stephanie Corby, Ivan Klipstein, Glowfriends & others. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Headset, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sat 11/11, Jacobson Organ. Sun 11/12, "Thrift" DJs Anton & Funktion. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. Mondays, 10 PM-1 AM, Joe Thomas Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. Thursdays, 10 PM-1 AM, Pete Special Band. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Fri 11/10, 9:30 PM, Edge to Life, A New January. 773-871-7799.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 10 PM, 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: Sundays, 10 PM-4 AM, "Soul Casa" with DJs Paul Johnson, Glenn Underground, Vic Lavendar; in the VIP Room, DJs Subzero, Phonic Bombers, Delphi, Justin Reed. Wednesdays, 10 PM, Bandoleros. 312-832-1717.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Life in General, Cycle Something, Red Team. Sat 11/11, Dogs Undecided. Tuesdays, Hello Dave. Fri 11/17, Quantum Leap. Sat 11/18, Marty Lloyd Band, Freddy Jones Band. 773-929-1300.

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

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/10, Melaku, African Elements. Sat 11/11, Zeleke. Sundays, Gizzae. Mon 11/13, Red Luck. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis, DJ Slacky J. Wed 11/15, Carl Brown. Thu 11/16, Zeleke. Fri 11/17, Baaro. Sat 11/18, Flex Crew, Universal Expressions. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (Thu 11/16 with Jeffrey Altergott; see Spot Check). 773-907-3500.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 11/18, Chuckleheads. 773-271-0401.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Live music on Thursdays after 9 PM. 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 with music nightly after 8 PM. 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

BOB BOVEE & GAIL HEIL Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

TOM CONWAY & JOE WADZ Free in-store performance. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DECLAN & SIOBHAN perform at an Irish buffet. Sun 11/19, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Palos Country Club, 13100 Southwest Hwy., Palos Park. 708-448-6550.

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

HELLO DALI: FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE SURREAL Folk music revue with Jamie O'Reilly, Michael Smith, Beau O'Reilly & Jenny Magnus; directed by Paul Amandes. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Tue 11/14 through Sat 11/18, 8 PM, and Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln. 773-871-3000.

ISLA "Celtic music from Nashville." Benefits Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE perform "Sea Shanties," a program of songs about the Great Lakes and sailing; free admission. Fri 11/17, 10 AM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

PEG LEHMAN, JIM FINE Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 39 W 830 Highland, Elgin. 847-697-8470.

MINI DULCIMER FESTIVAL with Stay Tuned String Band, Neal Peck, Danielle DeValesco & Claudio Fucarino, Steve & Sylvia Francois, Nancy Cairns, Jim Simonis, Barbara Milosevich, and Susan Urban. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

GEOFF MULDAUR, DAVE VAN RONK Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OPEN STAGE Fri 11/17, 8:30 PM, Saint Clements Chapel Coffeehouse, 700 W. Deming. 630-963-4758.

GARNET ROGERS, NANCY WALKER Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

STRANGE FRIENDS Free performance in the cafe. Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 720 Hawthorne Center, Vernon Hills. 847-247-1157.

LAS SUPER TEJANAS with Rosie Flores, Tish Hinojosa, Eva Ybarra, Shelly Lares, and Las Madrugadoras, as part of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum's Sor Juana Festival. See Spot Check. Fri 11/10, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-738-1503.

SUSAN TRUMP Dulcimer and acoustic guitar. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

VOICES OF A CHANGING IRELAND Music composed by Daniel Tucker accompanies a Chicago Humanities Festival program of Irish plays and poetry directed by Cecilie O'Reilly. Sat 11/11, 2 PM, Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton. 312-663-0339.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wed 11/15, Vance Gilbert, Kevin So. Sat 11/18, Fred & Ed Holstein. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Thu 11/16, 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.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 11/10, Cornmeal. 773-384-8600.

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: Sat 11/11, 8:30 PM, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins. Sun 11/12, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 6 PM, Irish session. 312-337-1005.

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Sundays, 4-7 PM, traditional Irish session; 9 PM-2 AM, Gareth Woods (no cover). Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 11/15, DJ Rob spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day. 815-356-9980.

FAST EDDIE McATEER IRISH PUB 5943 N. Northwest Highway: Sundays, 8 PM, North and South. 773-763-0095.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Dooley Brothers. Sat 11/11, Larkin Brothers. Fri 11/17, Printers Rogue. Sat 11/18, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 11/16, 8:30 PM, Peter Case (see Critic's Choice), David Perales, Brian Anderson, Jim Roll. Fri 11/17, 8 and 10:30 PM, Maura O'Connell. 708-788-2118.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/18, James McCandless. 630-393-1247.

FRONT PORCH MUSIC 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/10, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen. Fri 11/17, Garnet Rogers. 219-464-4700.

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

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Fri 11/10, Velvet Green. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Fri 11/17, Sullivan Brothers. 847-724-7171.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 11/11, 9 PM, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eleanor McEvoy. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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. 773-935-6669.

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

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

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Mondays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 11/13, 9 PM, Bohola (no cover). 773-404-9494.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Trish Alexander. Sat 11/11, Minna Bromberg. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 11/18, Ben Porter & Jim Fine. 773-743-3355.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-252-7767.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, open mike. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Mon 11/13, 8 PM, Jess Klein (see Critic's Choice), Beth Wood. Thu 11/16, 8 PM, Kate Rusby, John McCusker. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Peter Mulvey. Sun 11/19, 6 and 8:30 PM, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Groundspeed. 773-525-2508.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Wed 11/16, Whitey O'Day. 708-526-7174.

TOMMY NEVIN'S PUB 1450 Sherman, Evanston: Sundays, 2-5:30 PM, traditional Irish music with John Williams. Wed 11/15, 9 PM, Delafields. 847-869-0450.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 11/10, open mike. Sat 11/11, 2-11 PM, 30th anniversary gala party features music, workshops, children's activities, and food. Fri 11/17, Teflons. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/10, Al Day, Summer Chance, Tommi Zender. Sat 11/11, Brad Norman, Mike & Amy Finders. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Kraig Kenning, Aerin Tedesco. Thu 11/16, Autumn Grieves, Steven Jackson. Sat 11/18, Adam Ezra, Stephanie Corby. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Mark DeNardo, Kat Parsons, Amanda Elliott. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Mon 11/13, 8-10 PM, K.C. Crystal. Wednesdays, 8-10:30 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 11/11 and Tuesdays, BLT & Mayo. Fri 11/17, Mark Denardo, Alex Dent, John Aselin. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

CHANCEL CHOIR OF GREATER WALTERS WITH ALBERTINA WALKER Gospel concert in memory of Walter Brown. Sun 11/19, 3:30 PM, Greater Walters A.M.E. Zion Church, 8422 S. Damen. 773-288-6000.

CHICAGO LEGACY AWARDS Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy Awards Ceremony with performances by Ronnie Brooks, Do or Die, Kurt Elling, and Robbie Fulks. Wed 11/15, 6 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-786-1121.

KATHERINE DAVIS & THE FABULOUS FOUR Free concert and discussion entitled "A History of the Blues, Part II: Classic Blues Women." Thu 11/16, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GEOFF MULDAUR, DAVE VAN RONK Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR Mon 11/13, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5634.

J.W. WILLIAMS & THE CHI-TOWN HUSTLERS WITH KID DYNAMITE & PATRICIA SCOTT Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-8289.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, blues jam with A.C. Reed. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 11/14, Willie Kent & the Gents with Grana' Louise. Wed 11/15, Grana' Louise Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, James Wheeler Band with Shirley & Patricia. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 11/14, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Sun 11/12, Jimmy Burns. Mon 11/13, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 11/14, Bob Stroger. Wed 11/15, Big Ray. Fri 11/17, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sat 11/18, Michael Coleman. 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. Fri 11/10, 5:30 PM, Eric Noden; 9:30 PM, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Andy Walo. Sat 11/11, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 10 PM, Sista Monica Parker, Andy Walo. Sun 11/12, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Mon 11/13, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 11/14, Phil Guy. Wed 11/15, Brother John. Thu 11/16, 8 PM (doors open at 4 PM), Buddy Guy, Mike Morgan & the Crawl (benefit for the Les Turner ALS Foundation; call 847-679-3311 or 312-559-1212). Fri 11/17, 5:30 PM, Stephanie Corby; 9:30 PM, Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey Smothers, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 11/18, 6:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 10 PM, Bill Perry, Mondos Blues Angels. 312-427-0333.

BURNING AMBITIONS 19 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sat 11/11, 8:30 PM, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning Band. 847-358-0200.

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 9:30 PM. 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. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, JoJo Murray & the Top Flight Band. Mon 11/13 and Thu 11/16, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

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, 7 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. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Marty Sammon. Thu 11/16 through Sat 11/18, Grady Champion. 847-520-4800.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, benefit for the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University Hospital with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners, Traffic Jam, Kraig Kenning & Co. 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. Fri 11/10, Lil' Malcolm. Sat 11/11, Johnny Rawls. Sun 11/12, 11 AM, Studebaker John; 9 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Mon 11/13, Rob Stone Duo. Tue 11/14, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Wed 11/15, Chicago Red Hots. Thu 11/16, Matthew Skoller. Fri 11/17, Eddie C. Campbell. Sat 11/18, Jim Liban. Sun 11/19, 11 AM, Diamond Jim Green; 9 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 312-266-2400.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 11/11, CJ & Company. Thu 11/16, Blue Plate Special. Sat 11/18, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-821-1234.

FOLK-LORE CENTER & ACORN COFFEE BAR 29 W 140 Butterfield, Warrenville: Music at 8 PM. Sat 11/11, Fruteland Jackson. 630-393-1247.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Sat 11/11, Joanna Connor Band. Sat 11/18, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. 630-416-4898.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/17, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 11/11, 9:30 PM, Chicago Express. Tue 11/14, 8:30 PM, Carl Davis Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Big Ray (no cover). Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Todd T. Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 11/18, 10:30 PM, Hightones. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, and Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile (no cover). 773-227-4433.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mon 11/13, 7 PM, Asian American Jazz Festival concert features the All Nippon Blues Boys with Tail Dragger, Awaodori, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues, Kaichiro Mouri & Roling Katchan, and Johnny B. Moore's Blue Chicago All-Stars with the West Side Blues Divas. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 11/10, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 11/11, Phil Armetta. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Tue 11/14 through Thu 11/16, Dynatones. Fri 11/17, Elmo Bliss & Cold Sweat. Sat 11/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 11/19, 9 PM, Keb' Mo', E.L.K. (on the main stage). 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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

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

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 11/11, Blue Plate Special. Fri 11/17, Recliners. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, 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. Thu 11/16, Eddie Shaw, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 11/16, Zanne Mack Band. Fri 11/17, Pat Smillie Band. Sat 11/18, Howard Scott & the World Band. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. Sat 11/18, Calvin "Kal" Harrington. 773-525-2422.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. Sundays, Elmore James Jr. & the Blues Dusters 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 Unbelievable Band. 773-373-1260.

LONE STEER 7601 S. Cicero: 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. Fri 11/10, Rock Bottom Blues Band. Fri 11/17, Margo & the Strictly Southside Blues Band. 708-863-2000.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 11/11, Mark Hannon Band. Sat 11/18, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 11/14, Billy Flynn Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 11/11, Mississippi Heat. Fri 11/17, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 11/18, Yoko Noge Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 11/10, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. Sat 11/11, Nate Turner. Wed 11/15, John Devlin & Mary Dietel. 815-477-0340.

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

RICO'S 2620 W. North: Sat 11/11, 9:30 PM, Smokin' Goose Blues Experience with the Elmo's Fire Blues Band. Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Rock Bottom 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. Fri 11/10, benefit for Little Mack Simmons with Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Blue, Eomot RaSun, Lorenzo Thompson, Craig Davis, Buzz Kilman & others. Sat 11/11, Mad Dog Lester, Eomot RaSun. Sun 11/12, 6 PM, "Blues Before Sunrise" benefit with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Little Wolf, Ice Cream Men, Chicago Bound Blues Band, Blue Angels, Rising Sun Blues Band, and Jody Williams. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. Thu 11/16, Eomot RaSun. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Johnny B. Moore, Detroit Jr. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 11/10, Jimmy Burns. Sat 11/11, Vance Kelly. Fri 11/17, Lindsey Wagner. Sat 11/18, Joanna Connor. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOODROW'S ON WILSON 4600 N. Lincoln: Tue 11/14, 9 PM, Professor John Band. 773-907-0740.

jazz

concerts

KYLE ASCHE TRIO in a free concert. Thu 11/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PATRICIA BARBER Free in-store performance. Fri 11/10, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

BEBOP BRASS! Free concert with Orbert Davis, Maurice Brown, T.S. Galloway, Steve Berry, Ken Chaney, Kenny Anderson, Omar Jefferson, Marlene Rosenberg & Kobie Watkins. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Tuley Park, 90th and S. King Drive. 312-427-1676.

JAAP BLONK, MICHAEL ZERANG & BLAIR THOMAS, GUILLERMO GREGORIO perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound (see Post No Bills). Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

JOHN BURNETT SWING ORCHESTRA WITH BRIENN PERRY & FRIEDA LEE, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 11/19, 4 PM, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER, CHARLIE JOHNSON TRIO, SPELLBINDER perform at a benefit for the Chicago Military Academy-Bronzeville Association. Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Chicago Military Academy-Bronzeville, 3519 S. Giles. 773-534-9750.

TERRY CALLIER, FAREED HAQUE "Explore the World" concert and benefit for MERIT Music Program. Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 312-786-9428, ext. 249 or 312-559-1212.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE James Dapogny directs a tribute to Jelly Roll Morton as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sun 11/12, 5 and 8 PM (5 PM show covers music of the 20s, 8 PM show covers music of the 30s), Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-663-0339.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts a program including Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall program, with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco. Wed 11/15, 7 PM, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6425.

CHICAGO LEGACY AWARDS Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy Awards Ceremony with performances by Ronnie Brooks, Do or Die, Kurt Elling, and Robbie Fulks. Wed 11/15, 6 PM, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-786-1121.

NICK COLIONNE performs as part of the Kwanzaa Holiday Extravaganza. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-972-7567.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DANNY BARBER under the direction of Tom Tallman performs music by Thad Jones, Charlie Barnet, and Count Basie. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Theatre 2, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ORBERT DAVIS Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/11, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-663-0339.

THE DROOZ, JOHN LUNBAUMAGON JAZZ QUARTET, KLEZTHETIC perform as part of Mondo Exhibito multimedia arts festival. Wed 11/15, 7 PM, Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western. 773-296-6024, 773-404-6207, or 312-640-1341.

ENSEMBLE STOP-TIME Chicago Humanities Festival concert directed by T.S. Galloway, with pianist James Dapogny. Sat 11/11, 2:30 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-663-0339.

5 AFTR 5 Free concert. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

JOHNNY GRIFFIN'S BIG SOUL-BAND, RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

HERBIE HANCOCK & WAYNE SHORTER Sold out. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

STEVEN HASHIMOTO TRIO Free in-store performance. Sun 11/12, noon-5, and Sun 11/19, 1-4 PM, Gethsemane Garden Center, 5739 N. Clark. 773-878-5915.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JEREMY JOHNSON TRIO WITH KENNY CARTER Free concert. Fri 11/17, 7 PM, Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan. 312-742-7871.

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

MARTHA LORIN TRIO See Critic's Choice. Fri 11/10, 5 PM, Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph. 312-236-1876.

ALVIN LUCIER, NICOLAS COLLINS, NANCY ANDREWS, MARK BOOTH perform as part of the Outer Ear Festival of Sound (see Post No Bills). Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-784-0449.

JOHN McNEIL Thu 11/16, 7:30 PM, Benedictine Theater, Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle. 630-829-6320.

IKUE MORI & SUSIE IBARRA, TOE, DOUG YOKOYAMA QUARTET WITH FRANCIS WONG perform as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival. See Post No Bills. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

MOTHRA performs at "After Hours" museum tour and party. Thu 11/16, 5:30-8:30 PM, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-575-8000.

NEW ASIAN FRONT Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE WITH ORBERT DAVIS Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free "Concert of Music for Trumpet and String Ensemble." Thu 11/16, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536 or 312-344-7559.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE JAZZ QUINTET, JAZZ SEPTET, AND BIG BAND Jack Mouse conducts; the North Central College Vocal Ensemble will also perform under the direction of Janice Borla. Free admission. Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JAZZ LAB BAND, AND JAZZ COMBOS Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

KEVIN PIKE Free in-store performance. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Coffee Chicago, 5256 N. Broadway. 773-784-1305.

ROB REDDY'S QUTTAH See Critic's Choice; free concert. Mon 11/13, 7 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

REMEMBER SHAKTI Asian American Jazz Festival concert with John McLaughlin (guitar), Zakir Hussain (tabla), V. Selvaganesh (ghatam) & U. Shrinivas (mandolin). See Post No Bills. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-397-4010 or 312-902-1500.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA Sun 11/19, 1:30 PM, Building K, West Commons, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

REGINALD ROBINSON & JON WEBER Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/11, 5 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-663-0339.

SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Myron McReynolds, director. Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3448.

SPIDER SALOFF Benefit for the Chicago Academy of Arts Tuition Assistance Fund. Fri 11/17, 6 PM, Empire Room, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe. 312-421-0202.

JAMES SANDERS QUARTET Free performance. Fri 11/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SOUND & FURY BAND Fri 11/17, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

UNITED STATES NAVY BAND COMMODORES Free concert. Mon 11/13, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

UPTOWN RHYTHM Swing concert and dance. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, New Orleans Ballroom, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

VOICES OF A NEW BLACK MILLENNIUM Free music and poetry concert with Savoir Faire, Theaster Gates Jr., the John Marshall High School Jazz Ensemble, Keith Kelly, Tine M. Wright, Spears of Influence, Moses, and Cassandra Smith. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LIBBY YORK QUARTET Free concert. Tue 11/14, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 11/10, noon, Franz Jackson, John Watson, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/11, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 7:30 PM, Ellington Dynasty. 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. Wed 11/15, noon, Steve Sandner; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 11/16, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 11/17, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Rob Amster, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 11/18, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9 PM, Ty Hanson Ensemble. 312-642-6805.

ARTIS'S 1249 E. 87th: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Latin/jazz jam session hosted by Crosswind. 773-734-0491.

AVENUE ALE HOUSE 825 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park: Thu 11/16, 7 PM, 5 Aftr 5. 708-848-2801.

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: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM nightly. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Detour. Sun 11/12 and Mon 11/13, Gerald McClendon. Tue 11/14 through Sat 11/18, Danny Lerman. 312-751-2433.

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: Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Andy Meacham Trio (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8 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. Thu 11/16, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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

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.

CIRCUIT 3641 N. Halsted: Sun 11/12, 3-6 PM, Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble (benefit concert). 773-325-2233.

CORBIN'S 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross Quartet. Mondays, Jon Menges Quartet. 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, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Kevin Chandler Band. 312-341-9787.

DILLIGAF'S 5401 W. Addison: Wednesdays, 9 PM, Revolutionary Swing Orchestra (preceded by dance lessons at 8 PM). 773-202-9209.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Wed 11/15, Pierre Favre Drum Orchestra (see Critic's Choice) with Fredy Studer. 773-276-3600.

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

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 11/16, 8 PM, Paul Abella Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 11/10, pianist Dave Gessner. Sat 11/11, Ron Smith Duo. Sat 11/18, Larry Kenzal Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 11/10, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 11/11, Dave Gessner Trio. Sat 11/18, Airborne. 847-718-9272.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 11/12, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band. Sun 11/19, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays and Saturdays, Milt Trenier & Company with Bubba. 847-480-7500.

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

FRENCH QUARTER Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, jazz musicians perform. 312-726-7500.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Mon 11/13, Tony Morrison. Wed 11/15, Marco Polo World Beat. Fri 11/17, Lou Marini & Ron Cooper with Nancy Connelly & Jimbo-Belta. 773-489-5471.

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Kolette Stim's A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

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.

LINCOLNWOOD RADISSON HOTEL 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Gina Gibson. 847-677-1234.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 11/12, 2 PM, Independence Hall Jazz Band. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 11/10, 9:30 PM, Dr. Lonnie Smith with Paul Wertico, Fareed Haque & Rich Fudoli. Sat 11/11, 9:30 PM, Dr. Lonnie Smith with Paul Wertico, Fareed Haque & Alejo Poveda. Sun 11/12, 8 PM, William Garcia Quartet (no cover). Mon 11/13, 8 PM, Mary Ann Riehl Quartet (no cover). Wed 11/15, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Thu 11/16, 9 PM, Bob Perna & Persistence. Sat 11/18, Terisa Griffin. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 11/10, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Frank Catalano/Von Freeman Quintet; 1:30 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Frank Catalano Threesome; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 11/12, 11 PM, Rachel Barton Duo. Mon 11/13, 9 PM, Martha Lorin Quintet (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, 9 PM, Four Charms. Wed 11/15, 9 PM, John Irabagon Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Ron Vincent/John McNeil Quintet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jam session hosted by Fareed Haque (no cover). 773-465-8005.

HECKY'S JAZZ CLUB 1623 Simpson, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Fri 11/10, Frankie Donaldson. Sun 11/19, 4-7 PM, Front Line with Ari Brown, Billy Brimfield, William Perry, Maurice Brown, Kirk Brown, Harrison Bankhead, and Vincent Davis (benefit for the VFW). 847-869-3811.

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: Fri 11/10, 9 PM, Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Asian American Jazz Festival concert features Susie Ibarra with Andrew Bemkey, Jin Hi Kim, Ikue Mori, Mia Park (see Post No Bills). Tue 11/14, 8 PM, Nicolas Collins, Phil Mosberg. Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Dave Pavkovic Band, Wabash Jug Band. Thu 11/16, 7 PM, Michael Zerang & Jaap Blonk; 9 PM, Jazz Masters Trio with Billy Bang, Frank Lowe & Abbey Rader. 312-362-9707.

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

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

JAZZ SHOWCASE 59 W. Grand: Music at 9 and 11 PM Fridays and Saturdays; 4, 8, and 10 PM Sundays; 8 and 10 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 11/10 through Sun 11/12, Clayton Brothers Band (see Critic's Choice). Mon 11/13, 8 and 10 PM, Orbert Davis Quintet. Tue 11/14 through Sun 11/19, Big Three Trio with Benny Green, Ray Brown, and Russell Malone. 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. Wed 11/15, 5-8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. 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: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, Mike Ferro. 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.

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. Mondays, JoAnn Daugherty & Tadao Shigematsu. Tue 11/14, Marie Alexandre. Wednesdays, Two for Brazil. Thu 11/16, 7 PM, Don Cray Duo; 8:30 PM, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Breaking Point. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Mueller Group. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 11/10, 9:30 PM, Kelly Brand Trio. Sat 9:30 PM, 11/11, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Wed 11/15, 7:30 PM, Jon Menges Trio. Thu 11/16, 7:30 PM, Tom Muellner. Fri 11/17, 9:30 PM, Michael Stryker Trio. Sat 11/18, 9:30 PM, Ron Blake Quartet. 630-446-4001.

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: Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Larry Marotta, Phil Mosberg, Brian Dibblee & Eric Roth. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Tim Daisy, Aram Shelton, Brian Dibblee & Josh Berman. 773-743-3355.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, Neal Alger Quartet. Mondays, Ron Perillo Trio. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Thu 11/16, Doug Lawrence Organ Trio with Dan Trudell. Fri 11/17 and Sat 11/18, Five Spot Quintet. 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.

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

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Sat 11/11, Martha Lorin Trio (see Critic's Choice). Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. Sat 11/18, Sparrow AM/FM with Joanie Pallatto. 773-472-2956.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 11/10, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Tim Tobias Quartet. Sat 11/11, Joanie Pallatto with the King Fleming Trio. Sun 11/12, Nicole Kessler Trio. Mondays, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 11/16, Alison Ruble Quartet. Fri 11/17, 6 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Sat 11/18, Ken Chaney Quartet. Sun 11/19, Alison Ruble Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 11/10, Rankinfyle. Sat 11/11, Franz Jackson Quartet. Tue 11/14, Typhanie Monique. Wed 11/15, Mark Madsen Trio. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 11/18, Frank Portolese Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Live jazz at 6:30 PM Sundays. Sun 11/12, Steve Sander Trio with Holly McGuire. Sun 11/19, Ken Cooper Quartet. 815-477-0340.

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

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

SIMON'S TAVERN 5210 N. Clark: Sun 11/19, 9 PM, Steven Hashimoto Quartet. 773-878-0894.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Sat 11/11, 10 PM, Dean Roberts with Matt Valentine & Glenn Kotche. 773-227-3617.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Taku Akiyami Trio. 773-772-6656.

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. Sat 11/11, Juli Wood Trio. Wed 11/15, Rob Denty Trio. Thu 11/16, Mark O'Connor Trio. Sat 11/18, 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. Tuesdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesdays, 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 (no cover). 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, 8-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 11/10, R.J. Temple Quartet. Sat 11/11, Vizitors. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Edwin Daugherty Group. Thu 11/16, Andy Goodrich with the Chicago Afrocentric Quintet. Fri 11/17, Hal Atterbury Ensemble. Sat 11/18, David Boykin's Expanse. 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 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

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

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 11/12 and Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Martha Lorin Trio (see Critic's Choice). 773-281-9320.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Sat 11/11, 9:30 PM, Brendan Giusti Quartet. 312-396-9426.

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

AMADINDA Hungarian percussion ensemble, with marimba soloist Robert Van Sice. Mon 11/13, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ANIMA Brazilian music ensemble. Sat 11/11, 8 PM (preceded by a talk by Ambassador Alexandre Addor, Consul General of Brazil, at 7 PM), Ramsey Auditorium, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

ROCIO DURCAL Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-902-1500 or 312-443-1130.

INTI-ILLIMANI, SONES DE MEXICO Fri 11/10, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

KARYSHMA Indo-American fusion band. Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Assembly Hall, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-834-6646.

ANDREJ MENTSCHUKOFF "Samba Nights and Samba Rhythms" concert. Sun 11/19, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

IKUE MORI & SUSIE IBARRA, TOE, DOUG YOKOYAMA QUARTET WITH FRANCIS WONG perform as part of the Asian American Jazz Festival. See Post No Bills. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

EMILE NAOUMOFF, CATHERINE MARCHESE & SARAH STEVENS-ESTABROOK in a concert of popular and classical European music. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5210.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase with Jorge Niedas & Tango 21. Wed 11/15, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PRASANNA RAO Carnatic vocal concert with Manjula Rao (violin), and K. Vinodh Gopinath (mridangam); with bharathanatayam dance by Shoba Natarajan. Sun 11/12, 3:30 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 708-798-2025.

REMEMBER SHAKTI Asian American Jazz Festival concert with John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, V. Selvaganesh & U. Shrinivas. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-397-4010.

KARTIK SESHADRI & ARUP CHATTERJEE sitar and tabla, in a concert of "raga sangeet." Fri 11/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

LAS SUPER TEJANAS with Rosie Flores, Tish Hinojosa, Eva Ybarra, Shelly Lares, and Las Madrugadoras, as part of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum's Sor Juana Festival. See Spot Check. Fri 11/10, 7 PM, Simpson Theatre, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-738-1503.

BETTY XIANG & WEI YANG Traditional Chinese music concert. Sun 11/12, 1:30 and 2:30 PM, and Sun 11/19, 2 PM, inside the "Taoism and the Arts of China" exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

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: Thu 11/16, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 11/14, 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: Fri 11/10, 9 PM, Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Asian American Jazz Festival concert features Susie Ibarra with Andrew Bemkey, Jin Hi Kim, Ikue Mori, Mia Park (see Post No Bills). Mon 11/13, 7 PM, Asian American Jazz Festival concert features the All Nippon Blues Boys with Tail Dragger, Awaodori, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues, Kaichiro Mouri & Roling Katchan, and Johnny B. Moore's Blue Chicago All-Stars with the West Side Blues Divas. Fri 11/17, 9 PM, Trilok Gurtu Band. Sat 11/18, 7 PM, Gideon Foli Alorwoyie; 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Thu 11/16, 11 PM, Alejandra Guzman. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Sundays, 7 PM, violinist Elisabeth Johnson & accordionist Robert Cruz-Orofino perform contemporary tango. 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 Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJ Red Lox. 773-227-2277.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 11/7, 9 PM, "Noche Latina" music and poetry showcase. 773-743-3355.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, "Queen of Samba" dance competition. 773-489-0011.

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

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

RANCHO LUNA 3357 W. Peterson: Fridays, 7 PM, Caesar Fuentes; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. Saturdays, 7 PM, Rancho Luna Orchestra Tropical; 10 PM, DJ Storm spins salsa & merengue. 773-509-9332.

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

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

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

classical

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a program of opera excerpts (Monteverdi, Peri, Caccini, Abbatini). Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 312-409-7874.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington conducts an all-Beethoven program. Sun 11/19, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

BERLIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Haydn, Mozart, Boccherini). Sun 11/19, 3 PM, auditorium, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

JAMES RUSSELL BROWN AND DESIREE RUHSTRAT organ and violin, in an all-Bach concert. Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

CAMERATA SOCIETY OF CHICAGO (Mozart, Dohnanyi). Sun 11/19, 5:30 PM, Campagnola Restaurant, 815 Chicago, Evanston. 847-475-6100.

CARMEN Nancy Henninger and Valhalla Studios present a production of Bizet's opera. Sun 11/12, 6 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

CHAMBER SOLOISTS OF CHICAGO (Bartok, Messiaen). Wed 11/15, 7:30 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

GLORIA CHENG piano, in a lecture-concert (Ades, Boulez, Messiaen, Harvey). See Critic's Choice. Sun 11/12, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-661-1028.

CHICAGO BAROQUE ENSEMBLE performs as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Sat 11/11, 3 PM, Chicago Temple First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington. 312-663-0339.

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIA Farobag Homi Cooper, conductor (Sibelius, Verdi, Fuchs). Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-955-9339 or 773-702-7300.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS in a benefit for Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School (Poulenc, Debussy, Shostakovich). Sun 11/12, 3 PM, KAM Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park. 773-493-8880.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, 8 PM, and Tue 11/14, 7:30 PM, Markus Stenz, conductor, with vocalist Ute Lemper and vocal ensemble Hudson Shad (Beethoven, Weill). Thu 11/16, 8 PM, Fri 11/17, 1:30 PM, and Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Dvorak, Ellington/Colnot, Varese). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHILINGIRIAN STRING QUARTET with pianist Per Tengstrand (Dvorak, Haydn, Beethoven). Fri 11/10, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

CHURCH OF ST. LUKE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR Mark P. Bangert conducts a free Bach cantata program. Sun 11/19, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Cliff Colnot, conductor (Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov). Free admission; tickets required. Sun 11/19, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 6:30 PM), Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KATHLEEN WHITMER CIZEWSKI, PAMELA JONES, JOHN NEUNDORF, CAROLYN ROSE-RYNEX, JOANNA TURSKA, AND ANDREW CARPENTER pianos, soprano, flute, and saxophone, in a free recital (Bach, Debussy, Handel, Sibelius, Benson, Gershwin, Harris). Sun 11/12, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 11/11, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Joseph Glymph conducts a joint concert (Copland, Wagner, Respighi, Mussorgsky). Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-341-1521.

DOUGLAS CLEVELAND organ, in an all-Bach program. Tue 11/14, 7:30 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL CHORUS Charles Brown, conductor (Vivaldi, Bach). Sun 11/19, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

DELLA CORTE TRIO (Loeillet, Kreisler, Bloch, Mozart, Bach). Sun 11/19, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

AUGUST DENHARD lute, in a program of Renaissance music (Allison, Vallet, Ballard, and others). Fri, 11/10, noon, McGuire Hall, St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CHORUSES Clayton Parr and Anna Song conduct a free concert. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, concert hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor (Berlioz, Ligeti, Mussorgsky/Ravel). Tue 11/14, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY Donald DeRoche and Rodney Dorsey conduct a free concert (Francaix, Respighi, Bach, Tull, Wagner, and others). Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

MATHIEU DUFOUR in a master class and recital. Sat 11/11, 6 PM, LaSalle Street Church, 1136 N. LaSalle. 219-483-6639.

ELGIN CHORAL UNION with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists (Haydn, The Creation). Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-214-7225.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 11/10, 12:10 PM, organist William Aylesworth. Fri 11/17, 12:10 PM, organist Paula Moon. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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

RONALD HAWKINS piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Haydn, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninoff). Free admission. Wed 11/15, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

LEONARD HOKANSON piano (Bartok, Haydn, Bach, Schubert). Tue 11/14, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3783.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY (Mozart, Ibert, Weber). Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY with gospel group Psalms 100 in a benefit for River Valley Detention Center and Social Ministries of Harvest Church. Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Plainfield High School, 611 Fort Beggs Dr., Plainfield. 815-439-9696.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone conducts a pops concert featuring vocalist Liz Callaway. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

IN THE PENAL COLONY Court Theatre performs Philip Glass's opera. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Sat 11/11, 3 and 8 PM, Sun 11/12, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Wed 11/15 and Thu 11/16, 7:30 PM, Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Sat 11/18, 3 and 8 PM, and Sun 11/19, 2:30 and 7:30 PM, Court Theatre, University of Chicago, 5535 S. Ellis. 773-753-4472.

CAROLYN IRVIN-NIEHOFF soprano, with pianist Roger L. Bingaman (Mozart, Wolf, Duparc). Sunday, 11/12, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

JUBILATE CHILDREN'S CHOIR AND AMERICAN CONCERTO ORCHESTRA Michael Barrett conducts an adaptation of Aaron Copland's children's opera The Second Hurricane. Fri 11/10 and Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster. 312-661-1028, ext. 32.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Beethoven, Haydn). Mon 11/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7094.

BARBARA KUDRIKA piano (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin). Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central, Glenview. 847-724-6060.

SARAH LAWRENCE, THERESA BRANCACCIO, CALLAND METTS, AND JEFFREY RAY sopranos, tenor, and baritone, with pianist Timothy Shandlin in a program of excerpts from opera and musical theater (Bizet, Bernstein, Donizetti, Delibes, Verdi, Puccini, and others). Tues 11/14, 7:30 PM, Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation, 7117 N. Crawford, Lincolnwood. 773-293-3572 or 847-677-5253.

UTE LEMPER with pianist Bruno Fontaine in a program of Kurt Weill songs. Sat 11/11, 10:45 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

VLADIMIR LEYETCHKISS piano, in a free concert. Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 11/11, Tue 11/14, and Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Fabio Luisi, conductor, with baritone Alexandru Agache, soprano Andrea Rost, and tenor Ramon Vargas (Verdi, Rigoletto). Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with sopranos Patricia Racette and Kathryn Harries and tenors Hugh Smith and Patrick Denniston (Janacek, Jenufa). 312-332-2244.

MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE Vincent Cichowicz, conductor, with organist Thomas Weisflog (Gabrieli, Vierne, Elgar). Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

MIRO STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Bartok, Mendelssohn). Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

EMILE NAOUMOFF, CATHERINE MARCHESE, AND SARAH STEVENS-ESTABROOK piano, bassoon, and accordion (Ravel, Field, traditional, and others). Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5210.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (Hailstork, Perkinson, Davis, and others). Thu 11/16, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-747-2536.

NEW YORK PHILOMUSICA (Haydn, Dohnanyi, Dvorak). Sun 11/12, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5303.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE AND CONCERT CHOIR Ramona M. Wis and Jeordano Martinez, conductors. Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center St., Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE AND CONCERT CHOIR (Christiansen, Biebl, Sweelinck, Byrd, Kubik). Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Community United Methodist Church, 20 Center St., Naperville. 630-637-5301.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Joseph Lill, conductor (Bennett, Schuman, Bernstein, Alexander, Schoenberg). Thu 11/16, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5634.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Lynn Schornick conducts Verdi's Requiem. Fri 11/10, 8 PM, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE in a program of new music (Thomas, Schanker, Kelterborn, Ford, Owens). Thu 11/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert Hasty conducts a program of eastern European composers (Bruch, Liszt, Enescu, Dvorak). Sun 11/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor. Fri 11/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with pianist Kuang Hao Huang (R. Strauss, Dvorak, Brahms). Fri 11/17, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS AND CHAMBER SINGERS George Gregory Hobbs, conductor. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

OPERA STUDIO OF HIGHLAND PARK performs Puccini's La boheme. Sat 11/11 and Fri 11/17, 8 PM, and Sun 11/19, 2 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-2938.

ORION CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Copland, Bliss). Sun 11/12, 7 PM, Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster, Batavia. Wed 11/15, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 630-628-9591.

ITZHAK PERLMAN, MAXIM VENGEROV, PINCHAS ZUKERMAN, YO-YO MA, LARRY COMBS, and DANIEL BARENBOIM violins, viola, cello, clarinet, and piano (Schumann, Messiaen, Brahms). Sun 11/19, 2 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Beethoven, Britten, Draganski, Rimsky-Korsakov). Fri 11/17, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-794-2787.

SHARON QUATTRIN AND GURMINDER BHOGAL soprano and piano, in a free all-Ravel recital. Thu 11/16, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

J. PATRICK RAFFERTY violin, with pianist James Howsmon in a free recital (Stravinsky, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, First). Sat 11/11, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

GERARDO RIBEIRO AND ALAN CHOW violin and piano (Prokofiev, R. Strauss, Mozart). Sat 11/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA Sun 11/12, 7:30 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin: Donald Chen conducts a free concert (Haydn, Brahms). 312-341-3783. Wed 11/15, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan: Dale Clevenger conducts a free concert (Beethoven, Bernstein, Glinka, J. Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov). 312-341-6399.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor (Haydn, Vivaldi, Krommer, Kalliwoda). Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

SWIFT SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Fri 11/17, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

TAFELMUSIK Jeanne Lamon conducts an all-Baroque program (Telemann, Bach, Handel). Wed 11/15, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068, 312-294-3000, or 800-223-7114.

TOWER BRASS QUINTET (Handel, Bach, Reynolds, Sprenkle, Saygers, and others). Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE Free concert. Sun 11/19, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jeri Johnson conducts a free concert (Mozart, Delius, Debussy, Schubert). Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor (Levinson, Imbrie, Gubaidulina, Crumb, Kurtz). Sun 11/12, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven, and others). Sun 11/12, 2 PM, Lisle Public Library, 777 Front, Lisle. 630-971-1675.

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

LAURA VOIGT piano (Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart). Thu 11/16, 5:45 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 312-853-2397.

ARCADI VOLODOS piano (Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Liszt). Sun 11/12, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder conducts a pops concert featuring vocalist Victor Lanza. Sun 11/19, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN CHORAL UNION Paul Wiens conducts Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil. Sat 11/18, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a family concert featuring the Wheaton College Jazz Ensemble (Bernstein, Gershwin, Vizzuti). Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

fairs & festivals

CHICAGO AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER 47TH ANNUAL POWWOW UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison: Fri 11/10, 5 PM, Sat 11/11, 10 AM, and Sun 11/12, 10 AM, traditional music and competitive dancing, crafts, and vendors. 773-275-5871.

GOLD COAST HOLIDAY FAIRE St. Chrysostom's Church, 1424 N. Dearborn: Fri 11/10, 11:45 AM, Susan Salidor. Sun 11/12, 12:30 PM, members of the Chicago Children's Symphony Orchestra; 1:45 PM, Chicago Children's Choir. 312-944-1083.

18TH ANNUAL POLISH HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL Polish Highlander Hall, 4808 S. Archer: Festival also features Northern Italian Tradition folk dance "pre-festival activities." Fri 11/10, 8 PM-1 AM, Celest Di Pietropaolo, Marie DiCocco & Craig Bannis. Sat 11/11, 10 AM-1 AM, Dina Staro, Celest Di Pietropaolo, Marie DiCocco, Craig Bannis & others. Sun 11/12, 3-11 PM, Szaszka Transylvanian Orchestra & others. Festival features folk dance performances and workshops and crafts exhibits. 773-284-0978, 773-493-2201, or 773-523-7632.

miscellaneous

DO-IT-YOURSELF CHANUKAH with David Broza, Rabbi Joe Black, and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. Sat 11/18, 7:30 PM (preceded by family workshops at 6 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GRAND CENTRAL STATION 5726 W. Grand: Fri 11/10 and Fri 11/17, 11 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 773-637-6376 or 708-452-5630.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 11/12, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" with pianist Dave Flippo. 773-878-5552.

KIDS FARE: DANCE 'N' DRUM DEE DUM Children's concert features student percussion dance ensemble Boomshaka. Sat 11/18, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NAPERVILLE BAND performs "A Salute to Sousa and Our Veterans" with soloist Jim Peterson and vocalist Ann Lord; free concert. Sat 11/11, 7:45 PM, auditorium, Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora, Naperville. 630-778-9994.

NAPERVILLE MUNICIPAL BAND performs "patriotic military marches." Sat 11/11, 10:45 AM, Veteran's Park, Washington and Gartner, Naperville. 630-778-9994.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Sat 11/18, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WILDCAT MARCHING BAND Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Welsh Ryan Arena, Northwestern University, 2705 Ashland, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free in-store solo piano performance. Sun 11/19, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2210 W. 95th. 773-445-5471.

GREAT AMERICAN CHORUS All-male barbershop chorus. Sat 11/11, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-223-6601, ext. 2300.

VOICES OF A NEW BLACK MILLENNIUM Free music and poetry concert with Savoir Faire, Theaster Gates Jr., the John Marshall High School Jazz Ensemble, Keith Kelly, Tine M. Wright, Spears of Influence, Moses, and Cassandra Smith. Sat 11/11, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WASHINGTON COUNTY CHILDREN'S CHOIR Free concert. Tue 11/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

WESTERN LIGHTS CHORUS, VOICEMALE Sat 11/18, 3 and 8 PM, Meyer Ballroom, North Island Centre, 8 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-892-7792 or 708-246-5661.

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