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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

BREATHE: EMERGING POETS AND MUSICIANS Open mike and jam session for poets and musicians hosted by Rev. Zeeshan Mohammed. Tue 1/9, 7 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

JERRY "THE ICEMAN" BUTLER, ELDORADOS, MASQUERADERS Free concert centered on "The History of Doo-wop." Thu 1/11, 6:30 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LARRY O. DEAN & THE ME DECADE Free performance. Fri 1/12, 6:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 2023 W. Roscoe. 773-281-6272.

ELVIS BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE hosted by DJ Fontana, with Shawn Klush, Ryan Pelton, Quentin Flagg, Garry Wesley, and the Fabulous Ambassadors Show Band. 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.

EVAPORATING POOL OF LOVE Free in-store performance. Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

EXOTICA with Mixin Marc, Paul Anthony & Jes One, DJ Loverboy, Alex Peace, Chris Tomasone, DJ Speed, DJ Wizzkid. Sun 1/14, 9 PM-4 AM, Studio 21, 2121 E. New York, Aurora. 630-415-3464.

FOO FIGHTERS Sold out. Tue 1/9, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

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

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.

VAN MORRISON WITH LINDA GAIL LEWIS, LONNIE BROOKS Tue 1/9 and Wed 1/10, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 312-559-1212.

PARIS COMBO Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

RED ELEPHANT Free admission. Thu 1/11, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

SHANNON ROBERTS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/13, 3:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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.

WINTER DANCE PARTY 2001 Tribute concert to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, with John Mueller, Jay P. Richardson Jr., and Fernando Vega. Thu 1/11, 8 PM, Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquet Center, 8900 S. Archer, Willow Springs. 708-839-1000.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 9 PM. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Riptones. 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 1/11, Five Year Jacket. 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 1/5, Rumbleseat, Bleary, Pistolwhipped. Sat 1/6, Stu Remley Band, Pony vs. Tiger, Smoke Off Vinyl. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, Half Mad Poet. Thu 1/11, Headset, Brother Lowdown. Fri 1/12, Acoustical Adventures of Cream Jones, Angie Mead, Sanoponic. Sat 1/13, Aerosol Halo, Hundo. 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. Mondays, Metronome & Derek Jones. Tuesdays, DJs Spin & Steve Melvage. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 1/11, 11 PM, Bottletones. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Janus, Great Solar Stance, Negligents. Sat 1/6, Farm Team, Cats & Jammers, Amazing Kilowatts, Parton, Jones & Dunn. Mon 1/8, Wesley Willis, J. Rawls. Thu 1/11, Elvi, Second Hand Poets, Todd Leiter-Weintraub. Fri 1/12, I Love Rich, Wotan, Wrathmatix, Third Estate. Sat 1/13, Rapture of Noon, Leah Galyean Band. 773-384-0043.

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 1/10, Phantom 45, Bass by the Pound DJs. 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." 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.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 1/5, Third Degree. Sat 1/6, Genral Patton & His Privates. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/12, American Slang. Sat 1/13, Further Notice. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Tom Carey Band. Sat 1/6, Groovepushers. 773-528-0888.

BUMPER'S 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 1/5, Mr. Sparkle. Fri 1/12, Biofeedback. 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: No cover. Sat 1/6, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Susanna & the Hollywoods. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 1/13, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Deanna Varagona. 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. Fri 1/12, Slingblade. Sat 1/13, Sister Envy. 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. 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. 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. 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. Sat 1/6, Planet Gello, Life in the Garden. Fri 1/12, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/13, Umbrella. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/6, R-Gang. Sat 1/13, Rendevous. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Chris Gin. Fri 1/12, Sean Cusick, Chris Gin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Bernie Worrell & the Woo Warriors with Jen Durkin. Sat 1/6, Afrodisiacs. Sun 1/7, Tossers, Deals Gone Bad, Hi-Fi & the Roadburners, GC5, the Squad, (all-ages show). Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 1/12, Josie, Brain Rakes, Nucleus. Sat 1/13, Los Bandoleros. Sun 1/14, 6:30 PM, Sludgeworth, Fighters, Oblivion, Gear (all-ages show). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 1/5, Trippin' Billies. Sat 1/6, Michaelangelo. Wednesdays, 6 PM, DJ spins 60s and 70s dance music. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 1/12, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 1/13, Gizzae. 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.

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: Fridays, 8 PM, Johnny Rodgers; 10:30 PM, Rob Lindley. Saturdays, 8 PM, Morgan Sturges; 10:30 PM, Job Christenson & Gino DeLuca. Wed 1/10, 8 PM, 3 Girls 3. Thursdays, 8 PM, Matt Davis. 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. 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. Fri 1/5, DJ Dread Not Scott (David Bowie birthday tribute). Sun 1/7, DJs Pete & Mark. Mon 1/8, DJ Mike B. spins punk. Tue 1/9, DJ Mike Cook. Thu 1/11, DJ John Almonte. Fri 1/12, DJs Jerry Lee & Priscilla (Elvis birthday tribute). Sun 1/14, DJ Lexi. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/5, 10 PM, Left Setter, Janis Figure, Cash for Cars. Sat 1/6, 10 PM,

Tom Spacey, Kill Hannah, Monster Trux, Plastic. Wed 1/10, 9:30 PM, Sons of the Soil, Pedal Steel Transmission, Ground Speed. Thu 1/11, 9 PM, Methadones, Pruno, Silverado. Fri 1/12, 10 PM, Ass Ponys, Great Crusades, Uniform. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Brain Rakes, Giant Step, Million Yen, Ebb-n-flow. Sun 1/14, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. 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). 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/6, Elbow. Sat 1/13, Finius. 815-834-0084.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 1/5, Mr. Meyers. Sat 1/6, Tall Grass. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/12, Slip Mickey. Sat 1/13, Cats Under the Stars. 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 1/5, Friday Night Fever, Disfunktion. Sat 1/6, Rubber, Fast Times at Nellie's High. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, URB. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 1/12, Knee Deep Shag, Garbo Swag. Sat 1/13, Dogs Undecided, Dr. Kinetic. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/5, 9:45, Session, BB Gun, Everydays. Sat 1/6, 10:15 PM, 4-Fi, Butterside Down, Johnny Lechter. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 1/8, 9:15 PM, Hot Tub Bob, West of Rome. Tue 1/9, 9 PM, King's Highway, Hired Goons, Kolbe. Wed 1/10, 9:15 PM, Nu, Fuse. Thu 1/11, 9:30 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Lyla Stone. Fri 1/12, 9:45, Punsapaya, Cycle Something, Gel. Sat 1/13, 10:15 PM, Peking Turtle, Bad Cat, Clip. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/5, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 1/6, Spinshine. Fri 1/12, Mr. Meyers. Sat 1/13, Artificial Flavor. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Frogs (see Spot Check), Evil Beaver (see Spot Check), Bobby Stratosphere & the Bloodclub. Sat 1/6, Him (see Spot Check), Euphone, Drowsy Birds. Sun 1/7, Tommie Sunshine, Ray_rod, DJ Kevin, Carmelhead. Mon 1/8, Bellini, Haymarket Riot, Hertzprung Gap, Tekulvi (see Spot Check). Thu 1/11, Dianogah, Pinebender, Runner. Fri 1/12, OK Go, Plastics Hi-Fi, We Ragazzi. Sat 1/13, Aluminum Group, Brokeback. Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Pele, American Heritage, Detachment Kit; 10 PM, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM, Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays and Wed 1/10, DJ Cache 22. Tuesdays, DJ Nole. Thursdays, DJ Brian Collins. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/12, Randy Amundsen. 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 1/5, Scramble. Sat 1/6, DeLoreans. Fri 1/12, Thunder Road. Sat 1/13, Eleventh Hour. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mt. Prospect: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/5, Flashpoint. Sat 1/6, Eleventh Hour. Wed 1/10, Smalls. Thu 1/11, Rendevous. Fri 1/12, Lisa Renee. Sat 1/13, Big Deal. 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 1/5, Demetri Nocturnal, Christopher Robin. Sat 1/6, Dave Siska, Karl Meier, Ken Meier, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 1/5, 7 PM, Horace Pinker, Lynyrd's Innards, J. Rawls, Hysterics. Sat 1/6, 5 PM, La Mantra de Fhiqria, the Tusk, He Who Corrupts, DJ Morrison; 9 PM, Hentchmen, Happy Supply, Entertainment. Sun 1/7, 7 PM, Titan Clash, Brick Bat, Abort Protocol. Tue 1/9, 8 PM, Sonna, A Rocket Sent to You. Wed 1/10, 8 PM, Drag the River, Black Beautys. Thu 1/11, 6 PM, Tom Sawyer, Sparechange00, Patterson, Grover Dill. Fri 1/12, 7 PM, Cursive, Smallbrownbike, Casket Lottery, Ohio Casket. Sat 1/13, 5 PM, Sky Came Falling, Martyr, 12 Tribes, Blood Has Been Shed, Supersleuth; 10 PM, Selby Tigers, Sean Na Na. Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Party of Helicopters, Pankration. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Wed 1/10, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight." Fri 1/12, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Sleepy LaBeef. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Duke Tomatoe. 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. Fri 1/12, Cleavers. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Hello Dave. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 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 1/10, 9:30 PM, Sister Child (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. Sat 1/6, Ronnie Revenge & Vengeance. Mon 1/8, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Jon Skor & others. Fri 1/12, Loud Cooper. Sat 1/13, Justin Planasch. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Nan Mason & Russ Long. Sundays, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Mon 1/8, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tue 1/9, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 1/10, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thu 1/11, 5:30 PM, John Paluch; 9 PM, Ann Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/5, 9:30 PM, and Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/7, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/8, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/9, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/10, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/11, 7:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/14, 6 PM, Honey West & Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. 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. Tue 1/9, 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.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 1/5, 9:30 PM, Rico. 773-395-0066.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 1/5, Mega Super Ultra, Cedarcase. Sat 1/6, Salthill Mines, Leah Galyean Band. Thu 1/11, Berry Peel, My Delusion. Fri 1/12, Bamboo Grove, Monorail. Sat 1/13, Diplomatic 6, Yellowhammers. 773-472-5139.

HANGGE UPPE 14 W. Elm: DJ Winter Wolski spins nightly until 4 AM. Mon 1/8, 7 PM, Elvis Presley impersonators perform. 312-337-0561.

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: All-ages shows; no cover. Fri 1/5, 11 PM, Woolworthy. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Thu 1/11, 10 PM, Crash Poet, Red River. Fri 1/12, 11 PM, Monkey Paw, Colonel Stem. 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. Fri 1/5, 10:30 PM, Deja Voodoo. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/5, 9 PM, "Thax-Ploitation" with Forty Piece Choir, Bric-a-brac, Rail. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Honey Hi performs Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, with opening act John Greenfield (Warren Zevon tribute). Mon 1/8, 8:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Fri 1/12, 10 PM, "Elvis's Birthday Show" with Jesse Garon Presley, Phantom Three, Velcro Lewis & 40 Proof. 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 1/5, Foil. Sat 1/6, Lightning & Thunder. Fri 1/12, Pat McCurdy. Sat 1/13, Spread. 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: Thu 1/11, 8 PM, Manishevitz, Reacharound. Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Random Touch. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Quantum Leep, Then Again. Sat 1/6, Harmony Riley, High Grass Dogs, Waystation. Sun 1/7, 11 PM, DJ Hurricane. Mon 1/8, 8:30 PM, "Elvis Birthday Spectacular" with Mark Hussman & Rick Saucedo. Wed 1/10, Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse. Thu 1/11, Romantics, Big Hello. Fri 1/12, Dread Zeppelin, New Duncan Imperials. Sat 1/13, Gregory Isaacs, Butterside Down. Sun 1/14, Grandmaster Flash. 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 1/5, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/6, the Business. Thu 1/11, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 1/12, Generations. Sat 1/13, Dysfunktion. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Dalrida. Sat 1/6, Kameron Fry. 773-248-3600.

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

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Polish Sausage. Mondays, DJs Matthew & Greg spin Britpop. 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. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Crying Souls, Steepwater. Sat 1/6, Underwater People. Fri 1/12, Hoochie Suit. Sat 1/13, Opie Gone Bad, Tinker's Punishment, Seers Poncho. 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. 773-384-1040.

LIMERICK PUBLIC HOUSE 13404 S. Old Western, Blue Island: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, open mike hosted by Bobby Dunne. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Back in Stride. 708-388-6755.

LINCOLN RESTAURANT 4008 N. Lincoln Ave: Mondays, 8 PM, Windy City Jammers. 773-248-1820.

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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Almighty Rogers, Killer Ray. Sat 1/6, DJ Ray Fielder. Tue 1/9, Bad Dog, Kick the Cat. Wed 1/10, 9 PM, Gowhead. Thu 1/11, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling. Fri 1/12, Lauren Brombert, True Gravity. Sat 1/13, Big Daddy Roaches, Saps. 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. Saturdays, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, DJs Brian G & 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. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Sundays and Mondays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/6, East Village Project. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 1/11, Wes Hollywood Show, E-Mics, Mabel Mabel. Fri 1/12, Dave Zollo. Sat 1/13, Asher Love. 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.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 1/13, Desi Brothers. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Fri 1/5, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 1/6, Lootheads. Wed 1/10, 1160. Fri 1/12, Red Woody. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 1/5, 6:30 PM, Premium, Pivot Man, Marz, Illroot. Sat 1/6, 7 PM, Twiztid, Shuvel, Mastamind. Sun 1/7, 6:30 PM, Sleeping at Last, December's January, Asher Love. Tue 1/9, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 1/11, 6:30 PM, Disturbed, Liquid Gang, Mourning Glory (sold out). Fri 1/12, 6:30 PM, Disturbed, Liquid Gang, No One (sold out). Sat 1/13, 6:30 PM, Lucky Boy's Confusion, Sum 41, Plain White T's, Ophur. 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 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: Fri 1/5, 9:30 PM, X-Space, Voidware. Sat 1/6, 9:30 PM, ANK, RDS. 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. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 1/5, 10 PM, Wish, Rust. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section, Spheres of Influence. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 1/8, "Nightcap With Shap" with music by Betty's Pimp. Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 1/12, 10:30 PM, Torben Floor, Troy. Sat 1/13, midnight, Homunculus; DJ Ron spins late. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Winterkill. Sat 1/6, Brickfoot. Fri 1/12, Wave. Sat 1/13, Wicked Garden. 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.

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. Fri 1/5, Juleps. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, IRON, PasQuale, W01 & others. Fri 1/12, Robbie Fulks. 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. Fri 1/12, Big Deal. Sat 1/13, Kiss Alive. 630-924-9368.

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

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/6, Ken Saydak. Sat 1/13, Carl Davis. 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.

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 1/5, Flip, Josh Werner. Sat 1/6, Man Machine, Dave Sisca, Ken & Karl Meier. 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.

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 1/5, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement (see Spot Check), Ollie Davidson & the Reason Four. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Chocolate Covered Karma, Morris Minors. Sun 1/7, 8 PM, Tallulah, Vernon Tonges & the Inepti, Sofa Kit XL. Tue 1/9, 7:30 PM, Jank, Seers Poncho (Voice for the Children benefit). Thu 1/11, 9 PM, Swearing at Motorists, Dave Fischoff, Picastro. Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, Jason Ringenberg; 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Slim Cessna's Auto Club. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Oh My God, Organ Wolf, Gentle Readers. Sun 1/14, 9 PM, Frisbie, Jason (of Verbow), Nora O'Connor. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/6, Wave. Sat 1/13, Mr. Meyers. 630-372-2900.

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.

SMILER COOGAN'S 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Sat 1/6, Winterkill, Quick Change, 9mm. Fri 1/12, Punk City, Money Grubbing Bastards. Sat 1/13, Alice Cooper Tribute Band. 773-889-0601.

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

SNUGGERY PUB 36 E. New York, Aurora: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/5, Lisa Renee. Fri 1/12, Decades. 630-264-9800.

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

THE SPOT 1584 Rand, Des Plaines: Sat 1/13, 9 PM, Naked & Shameless. 847-298-4000.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: 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 Cabaret Room: Fri 1/5, B-Movie Fiendz, Shaista Bosch. Sat 1/6, MC Battle hosted by Rec Center & DJ Third Rail. Fri 1/12, Pimps, I. Flax, Lil' Higher, Scratch Deviants. Sat 1/13, Juice, DJ Risky Biznezz. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM & Cache 22. Mon 1/8, open mike with Sheila O'Donnell. 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. 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. 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. Wed 1/10, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Mark Sheehy, Matt Tiegler, Mark Vavra. 773-929-3680.

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 1/12, 10:30 PM, Drivin' Blind. 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 1/5, Dogs Undecided, Rooster. Sat 1/6, Smokin' Fish, Flammable Dress. Thu 1/11, Johnny Socko. Fri 1/12, Flapjacks, 56 Hope Road. Sat 1/13, Knee Deep Shag, Rebecca's Statue. 773-929-1300.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mon 1/8, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/5, Ronnie Revenge & the Vanguard. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 1/12, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Herman Fritz. 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 1/5, Melaku, Oversoul. Sat 1/6, Dub Dis, Devon Brown, Ital Roots. Mondays, DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 1/10, Indika, Ras Kelly. Thu 1/11, Deals Gone Bad. Fri 1/12, Baaro. Sat 1/13, Dansika, Third Coast. Sun 1/14, Gizzae. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/11 with Kimi Hayes and Jason Schupp). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/5, Lazy Dog. Wed 1/10, Opie Gone Bad. 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. In Yow Bar: Fridays, Joe Glover. Saturdays, John Phillips. Wednesdays, Ben Greene. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, DJs Lee Farmer & Joe Glover. Wednesdays, DJs Spin & Lee Farmer. 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

LIZ CARROLL performs with novelist Frank McCourt as part of the "Traffic" series. Mon 1/8, 7:30 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. 312-335-1650.

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

TOM & CHRIS KASTLE Sun 1/7, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

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

CARTER & COURTNEY LITTLE in a free concert. Fri 1/12, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

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.

MOLLIE O'BRIEN, KAT EGGLESTON Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OSBORNE BROTHERS Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren, Woodstock. 815-338-5300.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music after 8 PM. Tuesdays, open stage. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Riptones. 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 1/7, Can-Ky-Ree. Sun 1/14, 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, 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 1/10, DJs Jason & Keith spin country music. 773-472-2771.

EMMETT'S TAVERN & BREWING CO. 128 W. Main, West Dundee: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5, 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 1/5, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 1/6, Dooley Brothers. Fri 1/12, Jeff Ward. Sat 1/13, Dal Riada. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti. Wed 1/10, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight." Thu 1/11, 8 PM, Naomi Ashley Band. 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.

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: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Anish. 773-404-9494.

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

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Sundays, 1-4 PM, Irish session hosted by Declan Binninger & John Shine (no cover). Sat 1/13, 9 PM, Gavin Coyle. 630-513-6300.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sundays, 4 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 1/12, 9 PM, "Women's Coffee House." 773-743-3355.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Wed 1/10, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Hardley Parton & G-Spot Willie Jones. 312-243-1246.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Sat 1/6, 10:30 PM, Anne-Marie Akin. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, Jason Ringenberg. 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. Fri 1/12, Sandy Andina. 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

LONNIE BROOKS opens for Van Morrison. Tue 1/9 and Wed 1/10, 7:30 PM, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont. 847-671-5100 or 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. 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 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Maurice John Vaughn Band. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesdays, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Johnny B. Moore Band with Patricia Scott. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Vino Louden. Sat 1/6 and Mon 1/8, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/9, Jimmy Burns. Wed 1/10, Pistol Pete. Thu 1/11, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 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 1/5, Buddy Guy, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (sold out). Sat 1/6, Buddy Guy, Wayne Baker Brooks (sold out). Sun 1/7, Buddy Guy, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thu 1/11, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson. Fri 1/12, Buddy Guy, Sharrie Williams (sold out). Sat 1/13, Buddy Guy, Charlie Love (sold out). Sun 1/14, Buddy Guy, Dave Specter. 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 1/5 and Sat 1/6, John Primer & the Real Deal Band. Mon 1/8 and Thu 1/11, 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 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. 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 1/5, Jim Barclay Trio. Sat 1/6, Jimmy Burns. Sun 1/7, Joe Moss. Thu 1/11, Matthew Skoller. Fri 1/12, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 1/13, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sun 1/14, Rob Stone. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/5, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Otis Clay & the Platinum Band. 708-788-2118.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Sat 1/6, Tommy McCracken & the Force of Habit Band. Sat 1/13, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 630-416-4898.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, BK Reed Blues Band, Top Secret, High Wall. Sat 1/6, Ronnie Revenge & Vengeance. Tuesdays, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/6, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/6, 9:30 PM, Saxman Blues Band. Tue 1/9, 8:30 PM, Pauline York Blues Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Sat 1/13, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Blues Band. 708-484-3610.

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

HICKORY ST. BAR & GRILL 17265 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 1/13, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-444-2939.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 1/5, Jimmy Burns. Sat 1/6, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 1/9, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Wed 1/10, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang. Thu 1/11, Joe Moss Band. Fri 1/12, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 1/13, Maurice John Vaughn. 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. Sat 1/6, Home Cookin'. Sat 1/13, Keith Scott Band. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Vance Kelly. 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 1/11, Charlie Love. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/5, Pat Smillie Band. Sat 1/6, Chico Banks. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 1/11, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. Fri 1/12, Laretha Weathersby & Her Revue. Sat 1/13, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 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 1/5, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 1/6, Calvin "Kal" Harrington. Fri 1/12, Sons of Soul. Sat 1/13, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 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. Sat 1/13, Dave Specter. 773-252-1155.

NICK'S UPTOWN 4017 N. Sheridan: Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Dave Specter, Mark Hannon, Big Sweaty Men. 773-975-1155.

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 1/9, Willie Kent. Sat 1/13, Katherine Davis Quartet. 773-472-1000.

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

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 1/6, Kingsnakes. 312-467-1600.

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 1/5, Sugar Blue. Sat 1/6, Lurrie Bell (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 1/11, Eomot RaSun. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Pinetop Perkins. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/5, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sat 1/6, Big Time Sarah. Fri 1/12, Maurice John Vaughn. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/5, Rising Sun Blues Band. Sat 1/6, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny

Band. Wed 1/10, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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

STRIKE N SPARE 811 Northern Dr., Lockport: Fri 1/5, 9 PM, Back in Stride. 815-838-2450.

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.

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 performances. Fri 1/5, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909. Tue 1/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BATAVIA MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND in a free concert. Fri 1/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MAGGIE BROWN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/12, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

EVANSTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ALUMNI CONCERT with David Young's New Republic and others. Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, auditorium, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-424-7848 or 847-424-7853.

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

JOHNNY FRIGO & JOE VITO Free concert. Tue 1/9, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HINDA HOFFMAN, KELLY BRAND Free in-store performances. Thu 1/11, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sat 1/13, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

HINDA HOFFMAN Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 101 Rice Lake Square at Danada, Wheaton. 630-871-9595.

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

PETER LERNER TRIO Free performance. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

LUDWIG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND in a free performance. Thu 1/11, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PARIS COMBO Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

WOOTEN ENSEMBLE Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Sat 1/13, 7 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600 ext. 271.

DAVID YOUNG Free in-store performances. Fri 1/5, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sun 1/14, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 1/5, noon, Franz Jackson, Art Davis, Dan DeLorenzo, Tom Hope & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/6, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Max Hook Sextet. Sundays, 6 PM, Sam Burckhardt Trio; 8 PM, Chicago Swing. 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 1/10, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/11, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 1/12, noon, Peter Roothaan, Jeremy Bieber, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/13, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 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. Fri 1/5 through Sun 1/7, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Thu 1/11 through Sun 1/14, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 1/10, 8 PM, Airborne (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, Jim Beebe's Chicago Jazz with Judi K (no cover). 630-574-2155.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 1/11, Joel Paterson Band. 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.

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. Tuesdays, Vandermark Five. Wed 1/10, Rosenberg Skronktet (see Spot Check). 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 1/11, 8 PM, Ron Smith Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 1/6, Ron Smith Duo. Sat 1/13, Dan Becker Group. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 1/5, Kevin Higgins Trio. Sat 1/6, Matt Erion Trio. Sat 1/13, Paul Abella Group. 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. Sun 1/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

FOND DE LA TOUR 40 N. Tower, Oak Brook: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, 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, 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. Sat 1/6, 7 PM, Phyllis Calderon. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Donald Neale. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 9 PM. Wed 1/10, Bongohead. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with C. Siddha Webber, David Boykin, Ben Montgomery, Leo O'Dell, Duryving Ternoir, and Sura Dupart. 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 DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Sun 1/7, 8 PM, Tom Muellner Quartet (no cover). Mon 1/8, 8 PM, Margaret Murphy Quartet (no cover). Wed 1/10, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Thu 1/11, 9 PM, Pippi. Sat 1/13, 9:30 PM, Nicholas Barron & Galaxy 5. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 1/5, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet with Bob Mintzer (see Critic's Choice); 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/6, 8 PM, Laurence Hobgood Quartet with Bob Mintzer (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/7, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. Mon 1/8, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio with Jim Gailloreto. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 1/10, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 1/12, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet with Chris Foreman; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Don Stiernberg Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/14, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group; 11 PM, Two for Brazil. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/6, 10:30 PM, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jazz jam hosted by Fareed Haque (no cover). Sat 1/13, 10:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 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: Sun 1/7, 7 PM, Peter Andreadis performs at the Seek 2001 HotHouse Sound benefit, with dancer Asimina Chremos & others. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Thu 1/11, 8 PM, Manishevitz, Reacharound. Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Random Touch. 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 1/5 through Sun 1/7, Barry Harris Trio. Mon 1/8, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Tue 1/9, Northern Illinois University Big Band with Willie Pickens, Art Davis, Marlene Rosenberg & Joey Sellers. Wed 1/10, John Burnett's Swing Orchestra. Thu 1/11 through Sun 1/14, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. 312-670-2473.

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

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

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: 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. Fri 1/12, Stephanie Crawford & the Hunter Adams Trio. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. 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 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Dan Farris Quartet. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Breaking Point. 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 1/5, Marlene Rosenberg Trio. Sat 1/6, Emily Randle Quartet. Wed 1/10, Hinda Hoffman Trio. Thu 1/11, Dennis Luxion. Fri 1/12, Tim Green Trio. Sat 1/13, Ron Perrillo Trio. 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.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/12, Basement Junta. Sat 1/13, Baba Yaga. 773-728-5010.

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Fri 1/5, 9 PM, Bob Falesch with Jerry Bryerton & Jeremy Ruthrauff, Brent Gutzeit with Michael Hartman, Greg O'Drobinak, Dan McCoy & Grant Strombeck, Todd Carter with Robb Drinkwater, Greg Smith & Collin Olan, and video improvisations by Casey Rice, Justin Rounds, and Grant Strombeck. 773-743-3355.

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 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Judy Roberts Trio. Mondays, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 1/12, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. Sat 1/13, King Fleming Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, 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 1/5, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Ryan Cohan Quartet. Sat 1/6, Grazyna Auguscik Quartet. Sun 1/7, Elaine Dame Trio. Mon 1/8, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 1/11, Dave Gordon Quartet. Fri 1/12, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/5, Rankinfyle. Sat 1/6, Greg Sergo Trio, Ken Saydak. Tue 1/9, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Thursdays, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 1/12, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Sat 1/13, Franz Jackson Quartet, Carl Davis. 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.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Sat 1/13, Julie V Quartet. 312-467-1600.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Thu 1/11, Paul Cosino Organ Trio. 773-772-6656.

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

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. Tuesdays, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wednesdays, Juli Wood Trio. Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. 312-527-3510.

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 1/6 and Wed 1/10, Eric Allen Trio. Thu 1/11, Rob Denty Trio. Sat 1/13, Rob Denty Trio. 630-305-0230.

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 1/5 and Sat 1/6, Vandermark Five. 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. Thu 1/11, Player Steps Outside. Fri 1/12, Savoy-Faire Quartet. Sat 1/13, David Boykin (CD-release party). 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thursdays, Jazz Temple Trio. 312-943-7815.

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

WOODHOLLOW LOFT BAR & GRILL 221 US 41, Schererville, Indiana: Sundays, 6-10 PM, open jam hosted by Julie V (no cover). 219-865-0900.

international

concerts

EVYATAR BANAI & ERAN ZUR Free Israeli music concert. Sun 1/7, 3 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-297-4803.

CUERDAS CLASICAS STRING ENSEMBLE, LIRA SINGERS perform Mexican and Polish carols and hymns; free admission. Sun 1/7, 3 PM, Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State. 773-539-4900.

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE CHICAGO performs Victor Pichardo's Encuentro: Suite de Danzas Yucatecas in a concert with the Chicago Sinfonietta (see also Classical) featuring soloist Jonita Lattimore and the Chicago Children's Choir. Sun 1/14, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681.

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.

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 PM, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing (no cover). Fri 1/12, Swing Caribeño. 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 1/11, 9 PM, Orquesta Sabor, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 1/9, 9 PM, Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 1/6, 10 PM, Swing Caribeño. Fri 1/12, 9 PM, Willie Gomez con Cache Orquesta. 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.

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

SOOJIN AHN piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Bartok). Mon 1/8, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD piano, plays "a program of musical miniatures" (Ravel, Debussy, Kurtag, Ligeti, and others). Sun 1/14, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ARS ANTIGUA performs "music from the age of enlightenment" in a free concert. Sat 1/13, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-787-8625.

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, Mozart, Brahms, Muczynski). Sun 1/7, 5 PM, Three Arts Club, 1300 N. Dearborn. Sun 1/14, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with soprano Jonita Lattimore, the Sones de Mexico Ensemble Chicago (see also International Concerts), and the Chicago Children's Choir in a concert that "celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." (Pichardo/Leone, Sibelius, Beethoven, Wilhovsky, spirituals). Sun 1/14, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Perle, Beethoven, Schumann). Wed 1/10, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/5, 1:30 PM, Sat 1/6, 8 PM, and Tue 1/9, 7:30 PM, Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin (Mozart). Thu 1/11, Fri 1/12, and Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor (Beethoven, Beethoven/Liszt, Beethoven/Gielen, Schoenberg). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHRYSALIS ENSEMBLE (R. Strauss, Mozart/Schuller, Schoenberg). Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 1/6 and Sat 1/13, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IV: SONIC CIRCUITS VIII features winning works in the "tape alone" category from the Sonic Circuits international contemporary music competition (Blazinovic, Gordon, Dhomont, Wright, Steiner, and others). Tue 1/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL featuring flutist Donald Peck, hornist Jonathan Boen, and pianist Melody Lord (Handel, Beethoven, Dvorak, Martinu, Dukas, Jan Bach). Free admission. Sun 1/14, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Rossen Milanov conducts a children's concert (Stravinsky, Mozart). Sat 1/13, 2 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600, or 312-939-2207.

ENSEMBLE LUCIDARIUM performs "16th-century sacred and secular Northern Renaissance music." Free admission. Sun 1/7, 2 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

INNA FALIKS piano, in a free concert (Chopin, Liszt). Wed 1/10, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 1/5, 12:10 PM, mezzo-soprano Edyta Kulczak. Friday 1/12, 12:10 PM, pianist Mark Valenti. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic (see Critic's Choice). 630-734-0300.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/5, 9 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic (see Critic's Choice). 312-362-9707.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Terrance Gray, conductor, with clarinetist Melvin Warner and flutist Janice MacDonald (Weber, Quantz, Brahms, Ibert). Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with pianist Dmitri Ratser (Dvorak, Respighi, Tchaikovsky). Sat 1/13, 8 PM (preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free concert (Telemann, Hume, Couperin). Mon 1/8, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

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, in a holiday concert. Sun 1/7, 4 PM, St. Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sun 1/7, 2 PM, and Wed 1/10, 7:30 PM, Renato Palumbo, conductor, and Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, James Johnson, conductor, with bass Samuel Ramey, tenor Hugh Smith, baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore, and soprano Andrea Gruber (Verdi, Attila). Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Daniela Dessi, tenor Marcello Giordani, and bass Ruggero Raimondi (Puccini, Tosca). 312-332-2244.

HEA-KYOUNG MO piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 1/10, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

NEWBERRY CONSORT with Yang Wei and Betty Xiang on Chinese instruments in a program presenting the "travels of Marco Polo retold through music and literature." Thu 1/11, 3 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton (open rehearsal). Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 1/14, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 312-255-3700.

NIGEL NORTH lute (Bach, Biber, Scarlatti, and others). Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Alltop, conductor, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (C.P.E. Bach, Wagner, Torke, Respighi). Sun 1/14, 4 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with tubaist Gene Pokorny and narrator Carolyn Paulin in a pops concert (Rossini, Gershwin, Sousa, and others). Sun 1/14, 3:30 PM (with preconcert talk at 2:30), Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

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). Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, pianist Ursula Oppens, violinist Gerardo Ribeiro, cellist Stephen Balderston, and clarinetist Russell Dagon (Debussy, Messiaen). Sun 1/14, 7:30 PM, Chicago String Quartet, violinist Gil Shaham, and oboist Alex Klein (Brahms, Mozart, Takemitsu). Preconcert talks by festival performers are presented at 6:15 PM. 847-467-4000.

PACIFICA QUARTET with violist Scott Lee (Schumann, Carter, Dvorak). Sun 1/14, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/6 and Sat 1/13, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

MUZA RUBACKYTE piano (Beethoven, Ciurlionis). Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Maria Concert Hall Theatre, 6727 S. California. 708-386-0556.

SAITO KINEN ORCHESTRA Seiji Ozawa, conductor (Mahler, Symphony no. 9). Wed 1/10, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

THEODORA SATOLIA piano, in a benefit for the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center (Mozart, Wagner/Liszt, Schumann, Lorenz, Hatzidiakis). Sat 1/13, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-726-1234.

SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Edward Benyas, conductor, with winners of the orchestra's young artists competition (Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky). Sun 1/14, 4 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

MARK VALENTI piano (Scarlatti, Bartok, Debussy, and others). Fri 1/12, 12:15 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-4570.

WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION features young musicians competing to perform with the Midwest Young Artists orchestras. Sat 1/6, 2:30-7:30 PM, and Sun 1/7, 9 AM-4:30 PM, Midwest Young Artists Center, Fort Sheridan, 878 Lyster, Highwood. 847-926-9898.

ALBERT WANG AND ELIZABETH BROWN violin and viola, in a free concert (Mozart and others). Thu 1/11, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

WHEATON COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC STUDENT RECITALS Wed 1/10, Fri 1/12, and Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 E. College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

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

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 MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Sun 1/7, 7 PM, "Uptown Poetry Slam" features music by the Pong Unit. 773-878-5552.

KIDS FARE: THE ARTIST'S CRAFT Children's concert and activity program features Brenetta Simpson and colleagues from Northwestern University arts programs. Sat 1/13, 10:30 AM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-491-5441 or 847-467-4000.

LOOP LAB SCHOOL Free children's vocal concert. Wed 1/10, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

ROBERT MIRABAL BAND Native American flute and percussion with contemporary influences; accompanied by dancers. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

WOOTEN ENSEMBLE Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Sat 1/13, 7 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600 ext. 271.

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