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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

CHEAP TRICK Sun 12/31, 10:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

COMMON GROUND Chicago Sport and Social Club party. Sun 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-883-9596.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Fri 12/29, 6 PM (with opening act Keller Williams), Sat 12/30, 8 PM (with opening act Keller Williams), and Sun 12/31, 8 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

GENO DELAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE Sun 12/31, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

DJs JOHN CURLEY, DAYHOTA, WALSH & SOMMER, BEAR WHO?, CHARLES LITTLE, ANGELIST Sun 12/31, 8 PM-3 AM, Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 S. Michigan. 773-529-0220, 312-427-3800, or 312-559-1212.

ELVIS BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE with Shawn Klush, Ryan Pelton, Quentin Flagg, Garry Weskey, Fabulous Ambassadors, DJs Fontan & Ray Walker. Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ELVIS: "THAT'S THE WAY IT IS" SPECIAL EDITION with Trent Carlini. Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

RON HAWKING in "His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music." Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 6 and 9 PM, Sundays, 2 PM (also Sun 12/31, 6 and 9 PM), and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green. 312-327-2040.

BEKI HEMINGWAY Free in-store performance. Fri 1/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

IDES OF MARCH, MEGON McDONOUGH Sat 12/30, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

DAG JUHLIN Free admission. Thu 1/4, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

B.B. KING & HIS BLUES ORCHESTRA, JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS WITH SONNY LANDRETH Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Union Station, 310 S. Canal. 312-559-1212.

TEDDY LEE ORCHESTRA Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

MAGNESIUM, DARK RITUAL, DECOY, DJ GREGOR MORTIS perform in the gallery as part of "Timebomb! The Annihilation of the Millennium." Sat 12/30, 9 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

CHRIS MILLS performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 1/5, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

NAKED & SHAMELESS, I LOVE RICH, DJ FOUR/4 perform in the gallery as part of "Timebomb! The Annihilation of the Millennium." See Spot Check. Fri 12/29, 9 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

TED NUGENT Sat 12/30, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

PINK FLAMINGOS, JOSEPH VESSIA BIG BAND ORCHESTRA and DJs in three separate ballrooms at the New Year's Eve Bash. Sun 12/31, 6 and 9 PM, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker. 312-552-2000 or 312-559-1212.

POINTY TEETH, PONCEY LADS, OUCHO SPARKS, APARTMENT, PROLIXON, ROYAL SPACE FORCE perform in the gallery as part of "Timebomb! The Annihilation of the Millennium." Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND, KANSAS, SMITHEREENS perform at the 4th annual Rock 'n' Roll Ball. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-836-4299 or 312-559-1212.

TINY HAIRS perform at an opening reception for the exhibit RISD On the Road: Printmaking and Photography. Fri 1/5, 5-8 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

VOODOO KINGS, DJ NICK PACIONE Benefit for Danette Scribner-Lasson. Sat 1/6, 4 PM, Turner Club, 1335 Mitchell, Aurora. 630-264-6415.

KIMO WILLIAMS & BAND OF JIMIS performance and discussion about the music of Jimi Hendrix (benefit for ArtSynergy). Thu 1/4, 7 PM, Getz Theatre, Columbia College, 72 E. 11th. 312-663-1600.

4TH ANNUAL YEAR-END STEPPERS' SET with Herb Kent. Sat 12/30, 8 PM-2 AM, Holiday Inn, 4400 Frontage, Hillside. 773-448-1684 or 773-378-5326.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Sat 12/30, Butterside Down, Main Street Breakdown, Brother Lowdown. Sun 12/31, Mr. Blotto. 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 1/4, Trippin' Billies. 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. Sun 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Coffee Tom. 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 12/29, Waco Brothers. Sat 12/30, Pistolero, Mushuganas, Swampass, Black Beauties. Sun 12/31, New Duncan Imperials. Thu 1/4, Andrew Zorc, Maggi, Pierce & E.J. (Jeff Buckley tribute). Fri 1/5, Rumbleseat, Bleary, Pistolwhipped. Sat 1/6, Stu Remley Band, Pony vs. Tiger, Smoke Off Vinyl. 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 Melvage spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Saturdays, DJ Spin spins hip-hop, house, and old school. Sundays, Derrick Wize & Gene Lopez. Sun 12/31, 10 PM, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM, Spin, Steve Melvage & Derrick Wize. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesdays, DJs Spin & Steve Melvage. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. 312-243-1699.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Wed 1/3, DJ Magik. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Jorge Rodas & Alberto Gomez spin salsa & merengue. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." Sun 12/31, Latin dance party (call 312-559-1212 for more information). 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. 773-384-8600.

BRASSERIE JO 59 W. Hubbard: Sun 12/31, 9:30 PM-2 AM, DJ Ryan spins. 312-595-0800.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 12/29, Mercury. Sat 12/30, Elysi Bodhi. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/5, Third Degree. Sat 1/6, Genral Patton & His Privates. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, Jack Straw. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Go Tom. 773-528-0888.

BUMPER'S 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 1/5, Mr. Sparkle. 847-541-2500.

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, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa Con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CACTUS CLUB 1112 N. State: Sundays, 8 PM-2 AM, DJ Captain Kidd. 312-642-5999.

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 after 9:30 PM. Sun 12/31, 10 PM, Stop & Listen Boys. Tuesdays, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic open jam with Michael Charles (no cover). 773-743-5737.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/5, Downtime. Sat 1/6, D'Zyre. 847-524-9910.

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. Sun, 12/31, Sandy B. 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. Sun 12/31, "A Circus Odyssey" with members of the World Famous Flying Wallendas (call 312-409-3000 for more information). 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. Sun 12/31, DJs Lauree & Vee. 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: Fridays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJs Stix, Chuckee & others spin bachata, cumbia, merengue, salsa, rock en español, house, 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, 9 PM-4 AM, "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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Wednesdays, midnight-4 AM, live reggae. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, 2 lbs., Ovadya. Sat 12/30, Liquid Fire, West of Rome. Sat 1/6, Planet Gello. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 12/30, DJs spin. Sun 12/31, Mystery Train. Sat 1/6, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 12/29, David Waxman, Hiroki, Chris Gin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, Johnny Socko, Aurilians, Chris Coolidge. Sat 12/30, Strain Busy Sky, Crush. Sun 12/31, Domestic Problems, Umphrey's McGee. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 1/5, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors. Sat 1/6, Afrodisiacs. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends, 8 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/29, Underwater People. Sat 12/30, DJs spin. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ spins 60s and 70s dance music. Thursdays, DJ spins dance music. Fri 1/5, Trippin' Billies. 847-541-4700.

D.C. COBB'S 226 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 12/29, Hans & the Hormones. 815-337-9214.

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.

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 12/29, 8 PM, Tammy Meneghini & Eric Svejcar. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh & Chuck Larkin. Wed 1/3, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3. Thu 1/4, 8 PM, Matt Davis. Fri 1/5, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Morgan Sturges; 10:30 PM, Job Christenson & Gino DeLuca. In the Piano Bar: Fridays, 8 PM, George Howe, Daryl Nitz. Saturdays, 8 PM, George Howe, Johnny Rodgers. Sundays, 9 PM, Mark Burnell. Mondays, 9 PM, George Howe. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Gwen Pippen. Thursdays, 9 PM, Andrew Blenderman. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Vernon Larsen. 773-278-1830.

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Sun 12/31, Horizontal Action. Mon 1/1, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tue 1/2, DJs Kenny & Scot spin metal. Thu 1/4, DJ Girl Kris. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 12/29, 10 PM, Nicholas Tremulis Band, Clare Massey, Attention Span. Sat 12/30, 10 PM, Whodini, Fynal Syn. Sun 12/31, 10 PM, Local H, Frontier. Wed 1/3, 9:30 PM, I Decline, American Motherload, Morning Glory. Thu 1/4, 9 PM, Ruck La' Rou, Lucius Warbaby, Wolcott, Split-Habit. Fri 1/5, 10 PM, Janis Figure. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Tom Spacey, Kill Hannah, Plastic, Monster Trux. 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 (with drum 'n' bass in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). Sun 12/31, DJs spin on all three floors. 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/6, Elbow. 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Justin & Tony. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Kid Craig & Tony. Sun 12/31, 7 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 12/29, Pretty Mouth. Sat 12/30, Artificial Flavor. Sun 12/31, 9:30 PM, Pirates Over 40. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/5, Mr. Meyers. Sat 1/6, Tall Grass. 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 12/29, Bottle of Justus, Calico Cats, Kimi Hayes. Sat 12/30, Core, Drop. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Quantum Leep. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, URB. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 1/5, Friday Night Fever, Disfunktion. Sat 1/6, Rubber, Fast Times at Nellie's High. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 12/29, 9:30, Sumo, the Dog & Everything. Sat 12/30, 10:15 PM, Java, Deja Voodoo, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters. Sun 12/31, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Wed 1/3, 9:15 PM, Postfader, Ratbag Hero. Thu 1/4, 9:30 PM, Walking Man, Nicotine. Fri 1/5, 9:45, Session, BB Gun, Everydays. Sat 1/6, 10:15 PM, 4-Fi, Butterside Down, Johny Letcher. Sun 1/7, 10:15 PM, Sumo. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/5, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 1/6, Spinshine. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, 9 PM, Atombombpocketknife, Lupine, Phantom Three (party for The2ndHand also features readings). Sat 12/30, Daniel Givens with Josh Abrams, Seth Hitsky, Niki Mitchell, Jeff Parker & Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chicago Underground Quartet, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Sun 12/31, Calexico, Giant Sand. Thu 1/4, benefit for the Chicago Soup Kitchen with Entertainment, Intelligibles (see Spot Check), the Help, Distances. Fri 1/5, Frogs, Evil Beaver, Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub. Sat 1/6, Him, Euphone, Drowsy Birds. Sun 1/7, Tommie Sunshine, Ray Rod, DJ KD & Carmelhead. 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. Thursdays, DJ Brian Collins. 312-338-3788.

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. Sun 12/31, Libido Funk Circus. 312-266-1944.

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

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sun 12/31, 8 PM, DJs spin at a masquerade ball. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Deja Vu. Sat 12/30, Selective Recall. Sun 12/31, 10 PM, Four Story. Fri 1/5, Scramble. Sat 1/6, DeLoreans. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mt. Prospect: Music at 8 PM. Fri 12/29, the Blast. Sat 12/30, Four Story. Sun 12/31, 10 PM, Kato the Houseboy. Wed 1/3, Four Man Band. Thu 1/4, Deja Vu. Fri 1/5, Flashpoint. Sat 1/6, Eleventh Hour. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music Tuesdays through Saturdays in Club Mamalu at 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s (no cover). Tuesdays, Mike Heaton. Wednesdays, 45s. Thursdays, Acoustic Aspirations. 630-416-3310.

FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Thursdays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 12/29, Xsentrx, Christopher Robin. Saturdays, Frique & Majid. Sun 12/31, DJs Harry the Blade, Frique & Majid. Thu 1/4, DJs John Curley, Charles Little, Bear Who? & Dayhota. Fri 1/5, Demetri Nocturnal, Christopher Robin. 312-226-4555.

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Sun 12/31, 7 PM, Central Sun. 773-282-7035.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 12/29, 7 PM, Bitchy, Climber, Seventies. Sat 12/30, 6 PM, Shuttlecocks, Last Man Out, Blue Bottle, the Mode Progress. Sun 12/31, 7 PM, Vic Vacume & the Attachments, Apocalypse Hoboken, Traitors, Cooler by the Lake. Mon 1/1, 6 PM, Lawrence Arms, Logan's Loss, Boy Lion. Tue 1/2, 6 PM, Close Enough, Unsung Zeros, Don't Look Down, 504 Plan, Knockout. Wed 1/3, 6 PM, Dick for Short, Banned. Thu 1/4, 7 PM, Cave In (see Spot Check), Mile Marker, Euclid. Fri 1/5, 7 PM, Horace Pinker, J. Rawls. Sat 1/6, 5 PM, He Who Currupts, Behold! the Living Corpse, Bloody Tusk, DJ Ian Morrison; 9 PM, Hentchmen, Happy Supply, Entertainment. Sun 1/7, 8 PM, Titan Clash, Brick Bat, Abort Protocol. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 12/29, 10 PM, Cathy Richardson Band. Sat 12/30 and Sun 12/31, 10 PM, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Wed 1/3, 9 PM, Satya Graha. Thu 1/4, 9 PM, Riptones, Devil in a Woodpile. 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. Sun 12/31, Paula Mengarelli. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, Halfway Jane. Sat 12/30, Cave Catt Sammy. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 1/5, Hello Dave. 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 1/3, 9:30 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" (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. Fridays, Resident Gringo spins trance. 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 12/29, Blind Dreams, 911. Sat 12/30, Heavy Mental, Dopamine. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Naked & Shameless (see Spot Check), Brian McKnight, Pregnant Chad Posse. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fri 12/29, 5:30 PM, Mark Farris; 9 PM, Honey West with Russ Long. Sat 12/30, 10 PM, Mark Farris. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 12/29, 7:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Cissy Connor with Lex McCauley. Sat 12/30, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 10 PM, Cissy Connor with Lex McCauley. 773-348-1053.

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. 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.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/29, Riptones. Sat 12/30, Forty Piece Choir, Kevin Branigan, Turner Joy. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Anish. Thu 1/4, Cousin Eddie, Backwash. Fri 1/5, Mega Super Ultra, Cedarcase. Sat 1/6, Salthill Mines, Leah Galyean Band. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJ Winter Wolski spins nightly until 4 AM. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: All-ages shows; no cover. Fri 12/29, Atrixo, File Underwater. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Thu 1/4, Del Souls. Fri 1/5, Woolworthy, Junk Monkeys. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Fri 1/5, 10 PM, Rock Bottom. 773-248-5933.

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. Sat 12/30, 10:30 PM, Mos Isley. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, DJ Esperanto. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/5, 9 PM, "Thax-Ploitation" with 40 Piece Choir, Bric-a-brac, Rail. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Honey Hi performs Fleetwood Mac's Tusk (except the song "Tusk"), with opening act John Greenfield (Warren Zevon tribute). 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no cover). Sun 12/31, DJs spin. Thursdays, DJ Michael T. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, Weed Street Band, Remedy. Sat 12/30, Four Letter Story, Villains, Dreaming Tree. Sun 12/31, Roaring 20s party. 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: Fri 12/29, 9 PM, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Thu 1/4, 8 PM, Cricket Rumor Mill. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Ted Nugent, Mad Mortigan (sold out). Sat 12/30, Willy Porter, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel. Sun 12/31, Third Eye Blind, Jayhawks, Nina Gordon (sold out); 10 PM, G. Love & Special Sauce (on the Back Porch Stage; sold out). Mon 1/1, Jayhawks, LFFY. Wed 1/3, 8:30 PM, C4 with Dave Uhrich, Michael Angelo, T.D. Clark Band, and Leyden Moon. Fri 1/5, Quantum Leep, Then Again. Sat 1/6, Harmony Riley, High Grass Dogs, Waystation. Sun 1/7, 6:30 PM, Mudvayne, Nonpoint; 11 PM, DJ Hurricane. 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 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Mike & Joe (Fri 12/29 with Left Undone). Sun 12/31, Michaelangelo. Thu 1/4, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/5, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/6, the Business. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 12/30, Tony & Larry. 630-752-2000.

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

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Mondays, DJs Matthew & Greg spin Brit pop. Wednesdays, Nash Kato. Thursdays, Surly DJ. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin 8 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Wednesdays, "Evolution" with DJ Chris Bacchus. Thursdays, DJ Lucky spins hip-hop, funk, trip-hop, and old school. 312-337-4040.

KUSTOM 1997 N. Clybourn: DJs spin after 9 PM. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, DJ Jimmie Page. Sun 12/31, DJs spin. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Boatbuilders. Sun 12/31, Then Again. Fri 1/5, Crying Souls, Steepwater. Sat 1/6, Underwater People. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post (no cover). 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: Music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJs Nikolas & Joe B. Sat 12/30, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots with the Pucker Girls. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Rattlebox. 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.

LUCIANO'S 6431 W. Cermak, Berwyn: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 12/29, Sex-Quila. 708-863-2000.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, David Polk Project. Sat 12/30, Seers Poncho, Dan Darrah. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Shakes, Kiss-n-Ride. Thu 1/4, Sonic Voodoo, Jeff Freling. Fri 1/5, Almighty Rogers, Killer Ray. Sat 1/6, DJ Ray Fielder. 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 Jevon Jackson. Sat 12/30, John "Breakitdown" Simmons, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Playin' 4 the City with vocalist Janice and percussionist Leddie Garcia, DJ Frique. Tuesdays, DJs Ron Carroll and Mazi. Wednesdays, flamenco music with Grupo Kaskara and DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJ Red Lox. 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, Scott Holman, Nadine Baxter. Saturdays, Chicago Rose, Nadine Baxter. Sundays, Scott Holman. 312-337-8080.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 777 Butterfield, Lombard: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM on Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, Stan Karcz, Dave Johnson, Peter Miletic. Sundays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays. Fridays, Nadine Baxter, Scott Holman. Saturdays, Scott Holman. 847-952-8755.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. Fri 12/29 through Sun 12/31, DJ Jim Lewis. Mon 1/1, DJ Laura B. Tue 1/2 and Wed 1/3, DJ Jim Lewis. Thu 1/4, DJ Freddy Bain. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, DJ Jim Lewis. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 12/29, Toe, Frank Catalano Threesome. Sun 12/31, Ulele, Eddie Dixon Grapeshot, DJ Will Be Eye. Wed 1/3, MVP. Thu 1/4, 9:30 PM, "Big C Jamboree" (no cover). Sat 1/6, East Village Project. 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.

MATILDA LOUNGE & BABY ATLAS 3301 N. Sheffield: Restaurant and bar. Sun 12/31, 8 PM-2 AM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-883-4400.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Wed 1/3 and Fri 1/5, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 1/6, Lootheads. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 12/29, 9 PM, the Elvi, Shifter, Vacation Bible School, Myrium Ava, Overtone. Sat 12/30, 9 PM, Hustler, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Woolworthy, Three Dollar Bill. Sun 12/31, 10 PM, Flaming Lips, Hum. Tue 1/2, 10 PM, Nocturna, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 1/4, 9 PM, Brian Whitman, Elizabeth Elmore & friends, Kevin Tihista, Gaberdine. Fri 1/5, 6:30 PM, Premium, Pivot Man, Marz, Illroot. Sat 1/6, 7 PM, Twiztid, Blaze, Relative Ash. Sun 1/7, 6:30 PM, Sleeping At Last, December's January, Breather, Asher Love. 773-549-0203.

MICKEY'S 2450 N. Clark: Sun 12/31, noon and 2 PM, "Christmas with the King" brunch with Elvis impersonator and singer Mark Hussman, 'Cilla impersonator Amy Hohimer, and "Elfis." 773-435-0007.

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

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. Sundays, "Dekadenz" DJs spin goth, industrial, and metal. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open mike. Wednesdays, DJs spin hip-hop and house. Thursdays, DJs spin punk. 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, 8 PM, DJs spin "rare and unusual" records. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29, David & Marion. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: DJs spin after 10 PM. Wednesdays, "Unity" with DJ Squeekynutts. 312-491-1931.

NORTH BEACH 1551 N. Sheffield: Sun 12/31, 8:30 PM, DJs spin. 312-266-7842.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 12/29, 10 PM, Fat Time, Fly Williams. Sat 12/30, 10 PM, DJ Sole's "Old School Reunion Party." Sun 12/31, Bumpus, Ghettobillies, DJ Tankboy. Mon 1/1, 10 PM, Uprise Inc. fetish ball. Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Winterkill. Sat 1/6, Brickfoot. 708-756-0600.

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. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 7:30-11 PM, pianist Chad Willetts. 312-787-2200.

PAPARAZZI 826 W. Blackhawk: No cover. Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Dave Britton. 312-335-0081.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/29, Crackpot, Nationwide. Sat 12/30, Creepy D. 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: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Cedarcase, Tarts, Great Crusades, Motor. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, IRON, PasQuale, W01 & others. Fri 1/5, Juleps. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Great Plains Gypsies. 312-243-1246.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 1/6, Core. 630-924-9368.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Peking Turtle. 847-266-1313.

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

RAINBO 4836 N. Clark: Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Hello Dave, Swinging Love Hammers, Underwater People. 773-243-0020.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Fridays, DJ Lego. Saturdays, DJ Max TC. Sundays, DJs Vaughn Woods & Malik Shabazz. 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 12/29, Diz, Josh Werner. Sat 12/30, DJs Dave Ralph, Walsh & Sommer, Bear Who? Sun 12/31, Misha, Christopher Robin, Devo. Tuesdays, Frique, Mel Hammond & Jevon Jackson. Thu 1/4, DJs John Curley, Charles Little, Bear Who? & Dayhota. Fri 1/5, Erick. Sat 1/6, Walsh & Sommer, John Curley, Charles Little. 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.

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY 1 W. Grand: Music in the rooftop beer garden. Sun 12/31, 8 PM-1 AM, DJs spin. 312-755-9339.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 12/29, 10 PM, Califone, On Fillmore, Sweeder. Sat 12/30, 10 PM, 12Rods, Atomic Numbers, Plastics Hi-Fi. Sun 12/31, 10 PM, Michael McDermott, Homemade Flavor. Wed 1/3, 9 PM, Peter Keane, Bill Passalacqua, John Kimler. Thu 1/4, 9 PM, David Singer, Quasar Wut Wut, Detholz (see Spot Check). Fri 1/5, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Ollie Davidson & the Reason Four. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Chocolate Covered Karma, Morris Miners. Sun 1/7, 8 PM, Tallulah, Vernon Tonges & the Inepti, Sofa Kit. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/6, Wave. 630-372-2900.

SEDGWICK'S BAR & GRILL 1935 N. Sedgwick: Sun 12/31, 9 PM, DJs spin. 312-337-7900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fri 12/29, Boyz. Sat 12/30, Rex Carroll Band. 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.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 12/29, Darrell Woodson, V. Sat 12/30, Kenny Hawkes, Sativa. Sun 12/31, Darrell Woodson, Oscar MacMillan, Greg Norwood. Tuesdays, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner spins punk rock. Thursdays, DJ V. Fri 1/5, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. 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. Fri 12/29, Rhythm City. Sun 12/31, DJ Maz. Fri 1/5, Lisa Renee. 630-264-9800.

SPIN 800 W. Belmont: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Ken (no cover). Saturdays, DJ Jungle Jorge & VJ Nickole. Mondays, "Revival" with VJ Tyrone (no cover). Tuesdays, VJ Whon (no cover). Wednesdays, DJ Freddie Bain & VJ Ken. Thursdays, "best of the 80s" with DJ Billy Seagrave & VJ Steven Farias (no cover). Sun 12/31, 9 PM, DJ Timmy Loop & VJ Nikole. 773-327-7711.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 12/29, 7 PM, Conways, Indecisives, First Grade Crush. Sat 12/30, God's Reflex, East of Rutherford. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, spoken-word open mike (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Mood. Thursdays, DJ Andre Harris. 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 Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM & Cache 22. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. 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. 773-227-4906.

TK'S 5115 N. Lincoln: Fridays, 10 PM, Ronnie Revenge & Vengeance. 773-728-8084.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 12/29, DJ Justin Long. Sun 12/31, DJs John Curley, Marc Buxton & Jernell Geronimo (call 312-491-8600 or 312-559-1212 for reservations). Thursdays, DJs Jernell Geronimo & Marc Buxton. 312-491-9729.

TRATTORIA GIANNI 1711 N. Halsted: Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Mythic Figs. 312-266-1976.

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. Fri 12/29, Mark McKay, Jenny Choi. Sat 12/30, Waterworks, John Kimler. Wed 1/3, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark Sheehy, Sandy Andina & Past Forward. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sat 12/30, Apartment, Novasonic Down Hyperspace, Argon Evolution. 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.

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 12/29, the Gruv. Sat 12/30, Reboot. Fri 1/5, Dogs Undecided, Rooster. Sat 1/6, Smokin' Fish, Flammable Dress. 773-929-1300.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 12/30, Cleo Cats. 312-943-7815.

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 12/29, Flex Crew. Sat 12/30, Innocent, Baaro. Sun 12/31, "Irie" bash with Gizzae & others. Mondays, DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 1/3, Carl Brown. Thu 1/4, Dansika. Fri 1/5, Melaku, Oversoul. Sat 1/6, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, Ital Roots. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free. 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Anne Harris Band. Sun 12/31, Cornmeal, Doc Ellis. Fri 1/5, Lazy Dog. 847-432-6430.

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 Saturdays. Fridays, DJs Spin, Joe Glover & Lee Farmer. Saturdays, DJs Lee Farmer & Joe Glover. Wednesdays, DJs Spin & Lee Farmer & Ben Greene (no cover). Thursdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña, DJ Ben Greene (no cover). 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, Third Degree DJs. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

CLIFF EBERHARDT & KAT EGGLESTON Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

JOHNNY GLEESON, TED HEALY, BART McMAHON New Year's Eve dinner dance. Sun 12/31, 8:30 PM, auditorium, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE perform as part of the "Peacable Kingdom" festival. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, noon and 2 PM, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-922-9410.

BONNIE KOLOC & ED HOLSTEIN Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

LEE MURDOCK, LOU & PETER BERRYMAN Annual "Hometown" concert. Sat 1/6, 7:30 PM, Kaneville Community Center, Main St. at Harter Rd., Kaneville. 630-557-2329.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Tuesdays, open stage. 773-478-4408.

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

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

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

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, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 1/3, DJ Nan spins country music. 773-472-2771.

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/6, Peter Mulvey. 847-428-4500.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Pat Daley & the Sound of the Green. Sat 12/30, Jimmy Moore & Pat Broaders. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar. Fri 1/5, 9 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 847-821-1234.

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

GALWAY BAY PUB 500 W. Diversey: Thursdays, 9 PM-midnight, Irish session hosted by the Galway Ramblers. 773-348-3750.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Sun 12/31, Anish. 773-472-5139.

HACKNEY'S 1514 E. Lake, Glenview: Music at 7 PM; no cover. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. 847-724-7171.

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.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tue 1/2, 9 PM, Anish. 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.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 1/6, Joey Edwind. 630-941-7100.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 12/30, Tricia Alexander with Alpha Steward Jr. & Sue McClelland. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Wed 1/3, 9 PM, Peter Keane, Bill Passalacqua, John Kimler. 773-525-2508.

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

TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 1/5, Andy Young. 630-969-9720.

WINNERS 4530 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomisello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

B.B. KING & HIS BLUES ORCHESTRA, JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS WITH SONNY LANDRETH Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Union Station, 310 S. Canal. 312-559-1212.

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. Sat 12/30, A.C. Reed. Sun 12/31, Ronnie Baker Brooks. Tuesdays, open blues jam with Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, blues jam with A.C. Reed. 847-776-9850.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 1/4, 11 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 312-243-1699.

BLARNEY STONE 15400 S. Cicero, Oak Forest: Sat 12/30, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 708-535-4800.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Sat 12/30, and Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Maurice John Vaughn Band. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Sat 12/30, and Sun 12/31, Jimmy Johnson. Mon 1/1, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/2, King Corey. Wed 1/3, Biscuit & the Mix. Thu 1/4, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. Fri 1/5, Vino Louden. 773-528-1012.

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

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 12/29, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane; 9:30 PM, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. Sat 12/30, 6:30 PM, Harmonica Hinds; 10 PM, Magic Slim, Phil Guy. Sun 12/31, Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Burns. Tue 1/2, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Wed 1/3, Lynne Jordan. Thu 1/4, Buddy Guy, Howard & the White Boys. Fri 1/5, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks (sold out). Sat 1/6, Buddy Guy, Wayne Baker Brooks (sold out). Sun 1/7, Buddy Guy, Ron Prince & Hard Time. 312-427-0333.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. Mondays, DJ Steve. 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 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Sat 12/30, Duke Robillard. Sat 1/6, Howard & the White Boys. 630-513-0074.

CLUB MALCOLM 744 E. 83rd: Wednesdays, 8 PM, L.V. Banks & His Swinging Blues Band. 773-723-1600.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-2 AM, Killer Ray & the Killer Players. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, R&B Band (in the Cab Calloway Room). 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. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 847-520-4800.

DATING GAME 8926 S. Stony Island: Sundays, 8 PM, Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers. 773-374-8883.

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 12/29, John Primer. Sat 12/30, Sam Cockrell. Sun 12/31, 11 AM, Pete Special; 9 PM, Carl Weathersby. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Thu 1/4, 9 PM, Riptones, Devil in a Woodpile. Fri 1/5, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Otis Clay & the Platinum Band. 708-788-2118.

FLATLANDER'S Milwaukee & Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire: Restaurant and bar with music at 9 PM. Sat 12/30, Keith Scott. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Sat 1/6, 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.

GATOR'S PUB & GRILL 962 S. Milwaukee, Wheeling: Music at 10 PM. Sat 12/30, Pat Smillie Band. 847-541-7530.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 12/30, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Tue 1/2, 8:30 PM, J.B. Ritchie Power Trio (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 1/6, 9:30 PM, Saxman Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN 3478 N. Clark: Sundays, noon-2 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. 773-477-7818.

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mon 1/1, Phil Armetta Band. Tuesdays, Durty Lounge Lizards. Wed 1/3, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. Thu 1/4, Blue Mirror Blues Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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.

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. Fri 12/29, Kingsnakes. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 12/29, Sat 12/30, and Sun 12/31, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 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 1/4, J.W. Williams & Charlie Love. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Vance Kelly. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 12/29 and 1/5, Pat Smillie Band. Sat 12/30, Bobby "Slim" James. Sun 12/31, Koko Taylor (see Critic's Choice), Artie "Blues Boy" White (see Critic's Choice), Joe Barr, Joanne Graham. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 1/4, Joe Barr. Sat 1/6, Chico Banks. 312-566-0555.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 12/30, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots with the Pucker Girls. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 12/30, Z.Z. Hill. Sun 12/31, Jumpin' Willy Cobbs. Fri 1/5, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 1/6, 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.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sun 12/31, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Neagle, Roselle: Fri 12/29, Howard & the White Boys. 630-924-9368.

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

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.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 7:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, Dion Payton & the 43rd Street Blues Band, Barbara LeShoure. Sundays, Joanna Connor Blues Band, Carlos Johnson. Mondays, Carl Weathersby, Masheen Company. Tuesdays, Billy Branch. Wednesdays, Carl Weathersby. Thursdays, A.C. Reed. 312-733-6577.

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 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues. Sun 12/31, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Chico Banks. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 12/29, Pete Special. Sat 12/30, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Sun 12/31, Pistol Pete. Fri 1/5, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 1/6, Big Time Sarah. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 12/29, Blue Angels Blues Band with Moonshine Kate. Sat 12/30, Scotty & the Bad Boys. Wed 1/3, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Fri 1/5, Rising Sun Blues Band. Sat 1/6, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thu 1/4, 3:30 PM, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 312-441-9334.

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

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, 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.

TWO WAY STREET COFFEE HOUSE 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove: Music at 8:45 PM. Fri 12/29, Pete Norman. 630-969-9720.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Sun 12/31, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-264-2739.

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

WHATEVER IV 3101 S. Central: Sat 1/6, 9:30 PM, Pat Smillie Band (no cover). 708-863-4224.

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

jazz

concerts

BERNARD ALCORN Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 1/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

PAUL BASA & BASANOVA Free concert. Fri 12/29, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOHN FEE TRIO Free in-store concert. Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STU HIRSH ORCHESTRA, JERRY PETERS SWING QUARTET, 911 MAMBO ORCHESTRA perform at a a "Gala New Year's Eve Celebration." The evening includes a program with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring soprano Sylvia McNair (J. Strauss, Rossini, Gillis, Weill, and others). Sun 12/31, 11:30 PM (Classical program begins at 9 PM), Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

HINDA HOFFMAN TRIO Free concert. Tue 1/2, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

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

DAN SAURA QUINTET Free in-store performance. Fri 12/29, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 336 S. Rte. 59, Naperville. 630-637-9700.

MARSHALL VENTE ORCHESTRA Sun 12/31, 9 PM-1 AM, Holiday Inn, 18501 S. Harlem, Tinley Park. 708-444-1100.

MICHAEL ZERANG & HAMID DRAKE perform their tenth annual "Winter Solstice Percussion Concerts." Fri 12/29 through Mon 1/1, 6 AM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824 or 773-871-5318.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/29, noon, Peter Roothaan, Jeremy Bieber, Tom Hope, Rob Amster & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 12/30, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Earma Thompson Quintet. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Sam Burckhart's Chicago Swing. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 1/3, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/4, 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. 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.

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. Thu 1/4 through Sun 1/7, Bobby Lewis Quartet. 312-751-2433.

BELLA-VIA RISTORANTE 6063 W. Dempster, Morton Grove: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sun 12/31, Milt Trenier & Company with Dave "Bubba" Mitchell. 847-470-1405.

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 1/3, 8 PM, Baglione/Gessner Duo (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8:30 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, Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 PM, and Sun 12/31, 8:30 PM-1 AM, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

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: Fri 12/29, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Trio with Colleen Timler. 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.

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. 312-341-9787.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Sat 12/30, Daniel Givens with Josh Abrams, Seth Hitsky, Niki Mitchell, Jeff Parker & Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chicago Underground Quartet, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement. Tue 1/2, Vandermark Five. Wed 1/3, Birdshow. 773-276-3600.

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

ENTRE NOUS Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Restaurant. Sun 12/31, 5:30 PM, Don Bennett. 312-565-7997.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Airborne. Thu 1/4, 8 PM, Paul Jacki Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Fri 12/29, pianist Larry Kenzal.

Sat 12/30, Jeff Lasky & Steven Hashimoto. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 12/30, Pat Brady Duo. 847-718-9272.

EVERGREEN PLAZA 9500 S. Western, Evergreen Park: Thursdays through Saturdays, noon-6 PM, pianist Dave Green. 708-636-2800.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 1/7, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Frank D'Rone. 630-620-1500.

FRANK'S PLACE Hilton Northbrook, 2855 N. Milwaukee, Northbrook: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, 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, 55 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, jazz musicians perform during dinner. 312-621-7363.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Robert Minal Duo. Sat 1/6, 7 PM, Phyllis Calderon. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Naked & Shameless (see Spot Check), Brian McKnight, Pregnant Chad Posse. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. 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.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 12/29, 9 PM, Von Freeman & Edward Peterson with the Green Mill All-Stars; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 12/30, 8 PM, Von Freeman & Edward Peterson with the Green Mill All-Stars; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 12/31, 1-4 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Mon 1/1, 9 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/3, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet with Brad Wheeler & Laurence Hobgood. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 1/5, 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet with Bob Mintzer; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet with Bob Mintzer; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/7, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/29, 10:30 PM, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 1/2, 8 PM, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. Wed 1/3, 8 PM, Tricolor. Sun 1/7, 7 PM, Peter Andreadis performs at the Seek 2001 HotHouse Sound benefit, with dancer Asimina Chremos & others. 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.

JACK'S 3201 N. Halsted: Sundays, 11 AM-2:30 PM, John Paris/Eric Sitnen Duo. 312-339-6861.

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 12/29 through Sun 12/31, Houston Person/Etta Jones Quintet (Sun 12/31 at 4, 8, and 11 PM). Thu 1/4 through Sun 1/7, Barry Harris Trio. 312-670-2473.

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

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: Mondays, 9 PM, Long Count Quartet. 773-477-3330.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: 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.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Fri 1/5, Equinox 5. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Two for Brazil. 312-649-5874.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 12/29, 10 PM, Toe, Frank Catalano Threesome. Sundays, 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 773-404-9494.

METROPOLE ROOM Fairmont Hotel, Illinois Center, 200 N. Columbus: Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Spider Saloff Trio. 312-565-6665.

MIA CUCINA 56 W. Wilson, Palatine: Restaurant with music at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Fri 12/29, Sat 12/30, and Sun 12/31, Atomic Martini. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Dan Farris Quartet. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 12/29, Tim Green Trio. Sat 12/30, Jon Menges Trio. Wed 1/3, Tom Tallman Trio. Thu 1/4, John Campbell. Fri 1/5, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Sat 1/6, Emily Randle Quartet. 630-446-4001.

MILK PAIL Rte. 25 north of I-90, East Dundee: Sundays, 10 AM-2 PM, jazz brunch Studebacker Spatz, West End Jazz Band. 847-742-5040.

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

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 1/6, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

O'FAMÉ 750 W. Webster: Fridays, 8:30 PM, Denise LaGrassa Trio. 773-929-5111.

THE PALACE 4128 N. Lincoln: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, Matt Ross & Jason Wick. 773-525-4906.

PALM COURT Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Chad Willetts Trio. 312-787-2200.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, Ernest Dawkins Quartet. Sun 12/31, 6 PM, Dave Hiltebrand Trio; 9 PM, Victor Parra & Mambo Express. Mondays, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Judy Roberts Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sun 12/31, 8 PM, Kara Kesselring Quintet (in the ballroom); 9:30 PM, Michele Thomas (in the club). Mon 1/1, 7:30 PM, Kirsten Gustafson. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Scott Burns. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Marie Alexandre. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Temple Schultz. 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. Wednesdays, open mike. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Paul Wertico Trio. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 12/29, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Kelly Brand/Suzanne Palmer Quartet. Sat 12/30, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 1/4, Doug Lawrence Quartet. Fri 1/5, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Sat 1/6, Grazyna Auguscik Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 12/29 and Fri 1/5, Rankinfyle. Sat 12/30, Dave Gordon Trio, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Judy Roberts Quartet, Rankinfyle. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 1/6, Greg Sergo Trio, Ken Saydak. 847-266-1313.

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.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Thu 1/4, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Fri 12/29 and Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere sings music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (no cover). 773-871-0990.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fri 12/29, Kevin Kizer Trio. Sat 12/30, Wed 1/3, and Thu 1/4, Rob Denty Trio. Fri 1/5, Kevin Kizer Trio. Sat 1/6, Eric Allen Trio. 630-305-0230.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 415 N. Dearborn: Music at 6:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 PM on weeknights. Fridays and Saturdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Sun 12/31, 5 PM, Mark O'Connor Duo; 8 PM, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tue 1/2, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wed 1/3, Juli Wood Trio. Thursdays, Donny DeMarco 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 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 12/29, Black Earth Ensemble with Niki Mitchell & Hamid Drake. Sat 12/30, Fred Anderson with Tatsu Aoki & Hamid Drake. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. 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. Sun 12/31, 11 PM, Dan Cray & Clark Sommers. 773-728-3114.

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

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

international

concerts

WEI YANG & BETTY XIANG perform traditional Chinese music on the pipa and erhu. Sun 12/31, 2 PM, Regenstein Hall, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

international

clubs

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa Con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJs spin salsa. 312-475-9800.

CAFE BA BA REEBA 2024 N. Halsted: Sun 12/31, 9 PM-1 AM, Grupo Cha Cha. 773-935-5000.

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. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 1/4, 9 PM, Orquesta Arabu, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 12/30, 10 PM, Hi-Tec Band. Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Orquesta Latira, Tomas de Utrera. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Swing Caribeño. 312-362-9707.

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

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.

MORETTI'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1645 W. Jackson: Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Jesus Enriquez. 312-427-2572.

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

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

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

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Victor Parra & Mambo Express. 847-328-0399.

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

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

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

TANGO . . . NADA MAS 6137 Northwest Highway: Argentine tango dance club. Saturdays, 10 PM, Joaquin Amenabar. 773-792-2099.

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

classical

ANTIOCH BRASS QUINTET Fri 12/29, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

HANNAH AND SARAH BARTON violin and cello (Bach, Handel, Kodaly, Kreisler, Minsky, Cassado, Simmons). Free admission. Sun 1/7, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Peter Dabrowski, conductor, with violinists Carl Johnston and Clara Lindner (Vivaldi, Gershwin, Sousa). Sun 1/7, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Muczynski). Sun 1/7, 5 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 12/4, 8 PM, Fri 1/5, 1:30 PM, and Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin (Mozart). See Critic's Choice. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David Alan Miller conducts a "Gala New Year's Eve Celebration" featuring soprano Sylvia McNair (J. Strauss, Rossini, Gillis, Weill, and others). Sun 12/31, 9 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 1/6, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 12/29, 12:10 PM, organist John W.W. Sherer accompanies a Christmas carol sing-along. Fri 1/5, 12:10 PM, Edyta Kulczak, mezzo-soprano. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/5, 9 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 312-362-9707.

LAKE FOREST SYMPHONY Alan Heatherington, conductor, with pianist Radoslav Kvapil (Dvorak). Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Drake Theatre, Barat College, 700 E. Westleigh, Lake Forest. 847-295-2135.

MARY LE GERE AND RICHARD GERSTEN soprano and tenor. Sun 1/7, 4 PM, St Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

LIGHT OPERA WORKS performs The Great Waltz, an operetta by Erich Korngold, Robert Wright, and George Forrest based on the lives and music of Johann Strauss I and II. Fri 12/29 and Sat 12/30, 8 PM, and Sun 12/31, 2 and 8 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-869-6300.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Thu 1/4, 7:30 PM, and Sun 1/7, 2 PM, Renato Palumbo, conductor, with bass Samuel Ramey, tenor Hugh Smith, baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore, and soprano Andrea Gruber (Verdi, Attila). 312-332-2244.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WINTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston: Fri 1/5, 7:30 PM, Vermeer Quartet, pianist Andrea Swan, and violist Li-Kuo Chang (Haydn, Franck, Mendelssohn). Sun 1/7, 7:30 PM, pianist Sylvia Wang, oboist Alex Klein, clarinetist Russell Dagon, hornist Gail Williams, violinist Gerardo Ribeiro, violist Rami Solomonow, and double bassist Michael Hovnanian (Mozart, Herzogenberg, Bolcom, Prokofiev). Preconcert talks by festival performers are presented at 6:15 PM. 847-467-4000.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC Sat 1/6, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

SILVER-GARBURG PIANO DUO perform music for four hands in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Debussy, Schubert, Mendelssohn). Free admission. Wed 1/3, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

TICK TOCK HARP DUO Sun 12/31, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

TRIO VIVANT performs as part of the "Peaceable Kingdom" holiday festival at the Field Museum (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Ibert, Tchaikovsky, and others). Sun 12/31, noon and 2 PM, Stanley Field Hall, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-922-9410.

VIBRANT STRINGS QUARTET Sat 12/30, 7 and 8 PM, auditorium, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN performs chamber music on violin and viola with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Mozart). See Critic's Choice. Sun 1/7, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

fairs & festivals

FIRST NIGHT AURORA 2001 presents music performances on various indoor stages in Aurora. Sun 12/31, Ageless Classics, 100 S. River: 3 PM, Suzuki violins; 7, 9, and 11 PM, Tony Dino; 8 and 10 PM, Buddy Lee & His Bourbon Street Paraders. Aurora Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer: 7 and 8 PM, West High Madrigal Singers; 9, 10, and 11 PM, Leeman Boss. Aurora Business Center, 31 W. Downer: 7, 9, and 11 PM, Tom Malouf; 8 and 10 PM, Pelletiers. Aurora City Hall, 44 E. Downer: 3 and 4 PM, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes; 7 PM, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes, Shanta; 8 PM, Chicago Express; 9 PM, Chicago Express, Shanta; 10 PM, Chicago Express; 11 PM, Chicago Express, Shanta. Aurora Community Television, 5 E. Downer: 7, 9, and 11 PM, Conway & Wadz; 8 and 10 PM, Joel Frankel. Aurora Public Library, 1 E. Benton: 7, 9, and 11 PM, Linda Gorham; 8 and 10 PM, Kathleen Gibson. Budget Finance Corp., 44 E. Galena Blvd.: 7, 9, and 11 PM, Conlins; 8 and 10 PM, Jacob Bailis. North Island Center, 8 E. Galena: 3 and 4 PM, Mark Nichols, Peg Lehman; 7 PM, Echoes Earth & Sky, Peg Lehman; 8 PM, Peg Lehman; 9 PM, Echoes Earth & Sky, 3rd Window; 10 PM, 3rd Window; 11 PM, Echoes Earth & Sky, 3rd Window. Centinela Banquets, 48 W. Galena: 7 and 10 PM, Bert Cattoni; 8 and 9 PM, Carol Weston. Chapa Property, 9-11 W. Downer: 9 PM-midnight, Mark Nichols. Fox Island Place, 7 S. Stolp: 7, 9, and 11 PM, Kraig Kenning; 8 and 10 PM, Devil in a Woodpile. Just Because, 5 E. Downer: 7 PM-midnight, Kristina Olsen. North Island Apartments, 2 N. Stolp: 7, 9, and 11 PM, Dan Zahn & Chris McNamara. Old Second Bank, 37 S. River: 8 and 10 PM, Dave Thomas. Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena: 7 and 8 PM, Dave Rudolf; 9:30 and 11 PM, Mickey & the Memories. Una Vos, 23 E. Downer: 7, 9 and 11 PM, Dan Lemonnier; 8 and 10 PM, Light City Singer. Waubonsee Community College, 5 E. Galena: 7, 9, and 11 PM, Special Consensus. Other attractions include ice sculpture, art exhibits, and children's activities. 630-844-3640.

FIRST NIGHT EVANSTON features music performances on various indoor stages in downtown Evanston. Sun 12/31, Rotary Building Cafe, 1560 Sherman: 9:30 PM, Dooley Brothers Band. First Bank and Trust of Evanston, 820 Church: 6:30 and 7 PM, On Stage!; 7:30 and 8:30 PM, Universal Mystic; 9:30 and 10:30 PM, Linda M. Smith. Evanston Bible Fellowship, 1702 Sherman: 7 PM, Joan Collaso & Larry Hanks; 9:30 PM, Wan Afrika with Kwame. Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington: 10 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Parkes Hall, 1870 Sheridan: 9:30 PM, Conall Walsh Band, J. Bell. Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan: 6 and 7 PM, Heirs of Joy; 8 PM, True Voices of Christ; 9:30 and 10:30 PM, Grana' Louise. First United Methodist Church, great hall, 1630 Hinman: 7:30 PM, Zambra Gitana; 9:30 PM, Havana. Levy Center, 1629 Chicago: 6 PM, Levy Center Choraleers; 7 PM, One Drum: World Tour; 10 PM, Mariachi America. North Shore Hotel, 1611 Chicago: 6 and 7 PM, Aaron Weinstein; 10 PM, Bob Perna Orchestra. Mather Gardens, 1615 Hinman: 6 and 7 PM, Bel Canto Singers; 8 and 9 PM, Kelly Brand & Pangaea Quartet; 10 and 11 PM, Ars Viva Quartet. First Congregational Church, 1417 Hinman: 8 and 9 PM, David Young's New Republic Quintet; 10 PM, Todd Herbert Quartet (see Critic's Choice) with Willie Pickens. First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago: 7 and 8 PM, African village folktales with music and dance; 9 PM, Daniel Grove Band. Lake Street Church MacLeish Hall, 607 Lake: 6:30 PM, Midway Ramblers Cajun Band; 9:30 PM, Flashback Chicago. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood: 7, 8, and 9 PM, J-200; 10 and 11 PM, Chicago Voice Exchange. St. Mary's Church, 1421 Oak: 9 PM, Weavermania!. McGaw YMCA Member Room, 1000 Grove: 6 PM,

Steven Suvada; 8:30 and 9:30 PM, Minna Bromberg; 10:30 PM, Peter Demuth. St. Mark's Church, 1509 Ridge: 6 and 7 PM, Horizon Brass Quintet; 8 and 9 PM, Pan Go Steel Band; 10 PM, Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band. Board of Pensions building, 1201 Davis: 6:30 PM, Anish; 8 PM, Rockin' Johnny Band; 10 PM, Small Potatoes. YWCA gymnasium, 1215 Church: 6 PM, Punjabi Cultural Society; 7 PM, Culture Shock Chicago; 10:30 PM, Split-n-Image. Bank One Plaza, 1603 Orrington (outdoor stage): 11 PM, Rhythm Revolution Drummers. Other attractions at this "alcohol-free" event include children's activities, ice sculpture, bike races, an art-oriented scavenger hunt, a poetry slam, puppets, dancing, and the Midnight Circus. 847-289-4248.

NEIGHBORS' EVE 2001 features music on various indoor stages in the Hyde Park/Kenwood area. Sun 12/31, St. James United Methodist Church, 4611 S. Ellis: 5 PM, talent show; 6 PM, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters with Shirley King; 8:15 PM, David "Honeyboy" Edwards; 9:15 PM, L.V. Banks Blues Band. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn: 6:30 PM, South Side Swedes. United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd: 6 PM, talent show; 7:15 PM, Jimmy Ellis Trio with Sasha Daltonn; 8:30 PM, Malachi Thompson's Freebop Band; 10:15 PM, Bethany Pickens Jazz Group. Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5840 S. Kenwood: 8 PM, Women Spirit Drummers, Andi & I, Sounds of China, Jazmer; 10:45 PM, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames, talent contest winners, jam session. Other attractions at this "alcohol-free, drug-free, and smoke-free" event include dancing, dance performance, and children's activities. Free trolleys provide transportation to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club from the other sites. 773-268-1356 or 773-684-1690.

miscellaneous

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. 773-373-6292.

GREEN LIGHT PERFORMING CO. performs "The Baker & the Gingerbread Man" and "The Gingerbread Rag" in a sing-along concert for children. Sat 12/30 and Sun 12/31, 11 AM and 1 and 3 PM, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 773-935-9380.

NOAH'S ARK 1704 W. 69th: Sat 12/30, 4 PM, "Gospel Poetry" open mike hosted by the Christian Poet Society. 708-865-7981.

PRIMAVERA RISTORANTE Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus: Sun 12/31, 5:30 PM, Primavera Singers. 312-565-7997.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Sun 12/31 and Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 708-452-5630.

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