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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AXIOM OF CHOICE Sun 1/21, 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-679-9501.

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

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.

JOHN FOURNIER Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre, Piper's Alley, 1608 N. Wells. 312-337-3992.

REBECCA GATES Free admission. Thu 1/18, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

HOPEFEST 2001 WITH BO DIDDLEY, CHUCK BERRY, BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF BLUES, SHEMEKIA COPELAND, DR. JOHN, CASH McCALL, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE Benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation. Thu 1/18, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 312-435-4548, 312-808-1286, or 312-559-1212.

DJ FRANKIE KNUCKLES, DISAPPEAR FEAR, KRISTEN HALL with DJ Lora Branch, DJ Gloria, the Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble, Pulsation, Venus Envy, and Women of Song; benefit concert for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Sat 1/20, 7 PM-1 AM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 773-561-4662.

LIFE IN GENERAL, NATURALLY SEVEN Free concert. Thu 1/18, 9 PM, Student Union Commons, Lewis University, Rte. 53 north of Rte. 7, Romeoville. 815-836-5291.

LUX: AN OPTISONIC DELUGE features a screening of "System Noise," film and video projections by Gluewave Global Media, and music by Pinebender. Wed 1/17, 8 PM, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee. 312-733-4856.

MADDY'S MIXERS Social dance with swing, disco, and Latin music. Sat 1/20, 10 PM (preceded by a dance lessons at 9 PM), Goldie's Dance Studio, Post No. 791, 1435 Pfingsten, Northbrook. 847-733-8481.

MAESTRO SUBGUM & THE WHOLE, COVERED IN HONEY Sat 1/20, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefit concert. Sat 1/20, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

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

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

JONATHAN RUNDMAN Free in-store performance. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

SHIFTY DRIFTERS Free in-store performance. Sat 1/20, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

BERRY SPERTI TRIO performs at the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's Opening Night Gala Post-Concert Party. Sat 1/13, 9 PM (following 8 PM concert), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

LIBBY YORK, MICHAEL McASSEY, ANNE PRINGLE & MARK BURNELL Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 1/12, 10 PM, Face, Kolbe. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Riptones. Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Phil Rockrohr & the Lifters, National Drag, Boat Builders. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 1/18, Hare. 773-348-5100.

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.

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 1/12, Acoustical Adventures of Cream Jones, Angie Mead, Sanoponic. Sat 1/13, Aerosol Halo, Hundo. Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Kevin Leeds. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tuesdays, Half Mad Poet. Wed 1/17, Main Street Breakdown. Thu 1/18, Voodoo Pilot, Map of July. Fri 1/19, 9 PM, John Kruth, Missile, Sono. Sat 1/20, Bike Winter benefit with Mr. Rudy Day, Eric Roth & the Silver Schmatzee, Twang Bang. 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 1/18, 11 PM, Barclay Trio. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 1/12, I Love Rich, Wotan, Wrathmatix, Third Estate. Sat 1/13, Magnesium, Rapture of Noon, Leah Galyean Band. Thu 1/18, Chest Rockwell, Elbow. Fri 1/19, Long Division, Nathan Payne, Demilos. Sat 1/20, Hot Stove Jimmy, Wolcott, I Decline, Bitty Bitty Bitty. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Saturdays, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 1/17, Stakka & Skynet. Thu 1/18, DJs Uncle Milty, Anacron, Dayhota, Nique & Mike Steele. Sat 1/20, Marquees Wyatt. 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 1/12, American Slang. Sat 1/13, Further Notice. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 1/19, Noveto Trio. Sat 1/20, Rust. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Thu 1/18, J. Davis Trio, Dopes, Sono. 773-528-0888.

BUMPER'S 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Fri 1/12, Biofeedback. Fri 1/19, Texas Flood. 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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12, Mighty Joe. Sat 1/13 and Sat 1/20, Casey McDonough. Fri 1/19, Dave Ramont. 847-256-8870.

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 1/13, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin; 10 PM, Deanna Varagona. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 1/20, Lush Budgett. 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 1/12, Slingblade. Sat 1/13, Sister Envy. Fri 1/19, Lisa Rene. Sat 1/20, Libido Funk Circus. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 1/19, DJ Aubrey Jones. 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. Sat 1/13, Leddie Garcia, DJs Justin Long, Eddie Acid, Ron Hayes & Pulz-8. 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. Fri 1/12, Mr. Blotto. Sat 1/13, Umbrella. Fri 1/19, Layman's Term. Sat 1/20, Kolbe, Bamboo Grove. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/13, Rendevous. Sat 1/20, Midnight Sun. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 1/12, Sean Cusick, Chris Gin. Fri 1/19, Chris Fortier, Chris Gin. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/12, Josie, Brain Rakes, Nucleus. Sat 1/13, 11 PM, Los Bandoleros. Sun 1/14, 6:30 PM, Sludgeworth (see Spot Check), Fighters, Oblivion, Gear (all-ages show). Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 1/19, Simmering Downstream, 4-Fi. Sat 1/20, 10:30 PM, Underwater People, the Dog & Everything. Sun 1/21, 6:30 PM, Living Sacrifice (all-ages show). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 1/12, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 1/13, Gizzae. Wed 1/17, 6 PM, "After Work Party" with Big Fun Band, Dick Biondi (live remote). Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 1/19, Rico. 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 1/17, 8 PM, Ty Perry & Pamela Sue Fox. 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 1/12, DJs Jerry Lee & Priscilla (Elvis birthday tribute). Sun 1/14, DJ Lexi. Mon 1/15, DJ Mark DeRosa spins punk. Tue 1/16, DJ Mike Cook. Thu 1/18, DJ Tony. Sun 1/21, DJ Bill Daniel. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 1/12, 10 PM, Ass Ponys (see Critic's Choice), Great Crusades, Uniform. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Brain Rakes, Giant Step, Million Yen, Ebb-n-flow. Sun 1/14, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Mon 1/15, 9:30 PM, Sterling, the Race, Rollo Tomasi, Bees Are Black. Tue 1/16, 9 PM, Tantric, Transmatic. Wed 1/17, 9:30 PM, Returnables, Mil Mulliganos, Ivet. Thu 1/18, 9:30 PM, Descendro Allegro, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx, Farm Team. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Richard Ashcroft (sold out). 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 hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 1/13, Finius. Sat 1/20, Mr. Blotto. 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 1/12, Slip Mickey. Sat 1/13, Cats Under the Stars. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 1/19, Fabulous Janes. Sat 1/20, Wally's Garage. 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 1/12, Knee Deep Shag, Garbo Swag. Sat 1/13, Dogs Undecided, Dr. Kinetic. Mondays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, URB. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 1/19, Underwater People. Sat 1/20, Wicked Garden, House Arrest, Jim Henning & James Wayman. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 1/12, 9:45, Punsapaya, Cycle Something, Gel Heads. Sat 1/13, 10:15 PM, Peking Turtle, Bad Cat, Clip. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 1/15, 9:15 PM, Lexie Bloor Band, Cosmic Fool. Tue 1/16, 9 PM, F.S.R., Bone Chin, Cudahy. Wed 1/17, 9:15 PM, Hypnofugue, Knockhopper. Thu 1/18, 9:30 PM, Josh Richter Band, Swag. Fri 1/19, 9:45, Escape From Earth, Pinch, Tautologic. Sat 1/20, 10:15 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Wreckin' Ball. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/12, Mr. Meyers. Sat 1/13, Artificial Flavor. Fri 1/19, Duff. Sat 1/20, American Slang. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/12, OK Go, Plastics Hi-Fi, We Ragazzi. Sat 1/13, Aluminum Group, Brokeback. Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Pele (see Spot Check), American Heritage, Detachment Kit; 10 PM, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. Mon 1/15, Dirty, Hairy, Forty Piece Choir, Paper Airplane Pilots. Thu 1/18, La Makita Soma, TRS-80, the Shiv (see Spot Check). Fri 1/19, Tummler, American Dream. Sat 1/20, U.S. Maple, Chestnut Station, Town & Country. Sun 1/21, DJ? Acucrack, DJ Dumb American, Dan Snazelle. 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.

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.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 1/13, 9 PM, the Lash. 312-836-0066.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 510 S. Park, Fox Lake: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12, Thunder Road. Sat 1/13, Eleventh Hour. Fri 1/19, the Blast. Sat 1/20, Lisa Renee. 847-587-9677.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mt. Prospect: Music at 8 PM. Fri 1/12, Lisa Renee. Sat 1/13, Big Deal. Wed 1/17, Seven Deez. Thu 1/18, the Blast. Fri 1/19, Deja Vu. Sat 1/20, Danger Will Robinson. 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 1/12, Rob Lemon, Christopher Robin. Sat 1/13, Bear Who?, Frique & Majid. 312-226-4555.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. 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, 6 PM, Party of Helicopters, Pankration, Tale of Genji. Wed 1/17, 8 PM, the Dorks, the Drapes, the Matics, the Seventies. Thu 1/18, 6 PM, Yakuza, Killers, Eyes Upon Separation, Definate Choice. Fri 1/19, 7 PM, Monster Trux, Crumbs, Proteens, Ingrates. Sat 1/20, 6 PM, All Out War, Dying Fetus, Synnecrosis, Diecast. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 1/12, 10 PM, Webb Wilder, Sleepy LaBeef. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Duke Tumatoe. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. 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. Fri 1/19, 10 PM, Michael Lescher Band. 847-821-1234.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Sat 1/13, Tuneage. Wed 1/17, Urban Surf. 630-964-5000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG; 10 PM, Soul .45 DJs spin funk and soul. Wed 1/17, 9:30 PM, Dorks (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. Wed 1/17, DJ Phil Asher, Anthony Nicholson. 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 1/12, Loud Cooper. Sat 1/13, Justin Planasch & the Downpours, Erik Koskinen. Fri 1/19, Mercy Giants, Laura Braun. 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, Debbie Matt & Russ Long. Sundays, open mike with Beckie Menzie. Mondays, 5:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wednesdays, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Ginger Tam & Russ Long. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, John Paluch; 9 PM, Ann Pringle & Mark Burnell. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, Allen Nichols; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Rick Aiello; 10 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/14, 6 PM, Honey West & Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Mon 1/15, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 1/16, 7:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike with Dan Stetzel. Wed 1/17, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Thu 1/18, 7:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Fri 1/19, 9:30 PM, Khris Francis. Sun 1/21, 6 PM, Honey West & Russ Long; 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. 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 1/12, Bamboo Grove, Monorail. Sat 1/13, Diplomatic 6, Yellowhammers. Thu 1/18, Luftwaffe, Panicsville. Fri 1/19, J for Jules. Sat 1/20, Locomotive. 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 1/12, 11 PM, Monkey Paw, Colonel Stem. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Thu 1/18, 10 PM, Zen Darlings, Missile. Fri 1/19, 11 PM, Enuff Z'nuff, Tripsic, Vis40. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/20, 10:30 PM, Chicago Catz. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/12, 10 PM, "Elvis's Birthday Show" with Jesse Garon Presley & the Percolators, Phantom Three, Velcro Lewis & 40 Proof. Mon 1/15, 8:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Thu 1/18, 9:30 PM, Pistol Whipped, Dogwater. Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Laura Doherty. 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 1/12, Pat McCurdy. Sat 1/13, 9 PM, Spread, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone. Fri 1/19, Seventh Sun, Kimi Hayes. Sat 1/20, Mr. Sparkle, Big Deal. 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: Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Random Touch. Thu 1/18 and Fri 1/19, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with David Boykin, Rebecca Gates, TV Pow, the Dave Pavkovic Band & others. Thu 1/18, 10 PM, String Theory. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12, Dread Zeppelin, Lightning & Thunder. Sat 1/13, Gregory Isaacs, Butterside Down, DJ Field Marshall. Sun 1/14, Grandmaster Flash, Miggity Maestro. Mon 1/15, 6:30 PM, Mudvayne, Spineshank, Nonpoint, V-Shaped Mind. Thu 1/18, Rebecca's Statue. Sat 1/20, Superdiamond, Penthouse Playboys. Sun 1/21, Smash Mouth, Dandy Warhols. 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 1/12, Generations. Sat 1/13, Dysfunktion. Thu 1/18, Fat Apple, Left Undone. Fri 1/19, Afrodisiacs. Sat 1/20, Ruby Grass, Pelvic Delta. 312-337-3486.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 1/20, Scrawl. 630-752-2000.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12, Lootheads. Sat 1/13, Garth Woods. 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 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJs Josh the Funky One & Jimmie Page. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. 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.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/12, Lauren Brombert, True Gravity. Sat 1/13, Big Daddy Roaches, Saps. Tue 1/16, Johnny L., Almighty Rogers. Wed 1/17, B.M.C. Thu 1/18, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling. Fri 1/19, 9:30 PM, Motor, All Systems Halt, Monkey Paw, Soulfood. Sat 1/20, Wingnuts, Iggy Yoakam & His Famous Pogo Ponies. 773-871-3757.

MAD BAR 1640 N. Damen: DJs spin nightly after 9 PM Fridays, 10:30 PM Saturdays, and 10 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Mark Grant, Luis Roman. Sat 1/13, Lenny Fontana, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, spoken word with Mental Grafitti, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty. Tuesdays, DJ Red Lox spins world beat. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, 7 PM, "Wam Bam Poetry Slam" with music by DJ Yellowfist; 10 PM, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Sat 1/20, Jeff Feller, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 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, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, "dueling DJs" with Jim Lewis & Tom McBride. Sundays and Mondays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

MAP ROOM 1949 N. Hoyne: Fri 1/12, 9 PM, Voodoo Kings. 773-252-7636.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/12, Dave Zollo, Rusk. Sat 1/13, Asher Love, Crackpot. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 1/18, 9:30 PM, Stroller, Lovelies. Fri 1/19, Ancient Greeks, Tallulah, All Rectangle. 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. Sat 1/20, Gavin Coyle. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Fri 1/12, Red Woody. Wed 1/17, Cirrus Falcon. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: 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 (sold out). Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Thu 1/18, 9 PM, Kelly 18, Nymb, Ming, Sons of Jorel. Fri 1/19, 7 PM, Busker Soundcheck, Dyslexic Apaches. Sat 1/20, 6:30 PM, Marvel Kind, Gwen Mars, Tom Spacey, Suite 13. Sun 1/21, 6:30 PM, Soil, Rebels Without Applause, Crash Poet, Alone. 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: 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 1/12, 10:30 PM, Torben Floor, Troy. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Homunculus, Lucky & the Zionites; DJ Ron spins late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mondays, DJ Ron. Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 1/19, 10 PM, Zambow, Hundo. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Casolando, Los Hombres Perdidos. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. 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.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/12, Crazy Juice. Sat 1/13, Thrillhouse Collective. Wed 1/17, Steve Dvorak, Brad Bouten. Thu 1/18, Jupiter. Fri 1/19, A.J. Love. Sat 1/20, Violet Time. 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. Fri 1/12, Robbie Fulks. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tuesdays, DJs spin rock. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, IRON, PasQuale, W01 & others. Fri 1/19, Juleps. 773-252-7767.

POP'S SPORTS BAR 817 E. Nerge, Roselle: Music at 10 PM. Fri 1/12, Big Deal. Sat 1/13, Kiss Alive. Fri 1/19, Mr. Macky. Sat 1/20, Takabite. 630-924-9368.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 9 PM. Wednesdays, Peking Turtle. Thu 1/18, 8:30 PM, Turnstyles. 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 1/12, Derrick Carter. Sat 1/13, DJ Lovebone, Walsh & Sommer. 312-733-6699.

RIVE GAUCHE 306 N. Halsted: DJs Meza & Xavier Temple spin "high energy dance music" 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 312-738-9971.

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, Ronnie Ross. 773-775-7525.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, Jason Ringenberg (see Critic's Choice); 10 PM, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Slim Cessna's Auto Club. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Oh My God, Organ Wolf (see Spot Check), Gentle Readers. Sun 1/14, 9 PM, Frisbie, Jason (of Verbow), Nora O'Connor. Tue 1/16, 8 PM, Nad Navillus (see Spot Check), Chris Connelly, Dylan Posa, Songs: Ohia. Wed 1/17, 9 PM, Nu, Frontier. Thu 1/18, 9 PM, Clarks, Will Hoge. Fri 1/19, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Hayseed. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Blacks, Blanche. Sun 1/21, 9 PM, Del Rey, 41 Rivers, Ye Shinie Ghostes. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/13, Mr. Meyers. Sat 1/20, Trial by Z. 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.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19, the Wave. 847-991-2150.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12, Punk City, Money Grubbing Bastards. Sat 1/13, Alice Cooper Tribute Band. Fri 1/19, Redrum, Sickside, Hispanic Panic. Sat 1/20, Monkey Drive, Wake Up Call, Shadoz Edge. 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 1/12, 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: Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, Honor System, Seventies, Evergreen Terrace. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Lance & the Bo Boys, Fly Honeys, Mike Malaro. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, spoken-word open mike (no cover). Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike (no cover). Thu 1/18, 7:30 PM, Frequency of Change. Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Supersleuth, Danger Will Robinson, Myopia. Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Mike, Penny & the Loafers, Color Blind. 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 1/12, benefit for Ladyfest with Mil Mulliganos, Stunt Cat, the Villians, Stolie. Sat 1/13, Juice, DJ Risky Biznezz. Thu 1/18, Bamboo Grove, Monorail. Fri 1/19, Milkbaby, Apartment. Sat 1/20, Mars Ill, Mix Knutz, Blacksoil Project, Wordz, Stowaways, Bobby Bishop. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb. Sundays, Maryjane, AM/PM. Mondays, open mike with Jennifer Peterson. 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. Sat 1/13, Alice Peacock, Justin Roberts. Sun 1/14, 7 PM, Jen Erb, Jen Dainton, Stephanie Fletcher. Mon 1/15, 8 PM, Brad Norman. Tue 1/16, 7:30 PM, open mike poetry with music by Kristin Ronne. Wed 1/17, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Mark Sheehy with Ethan Sellers & Joe Romando. Thu 1/18, Brad Peterson. Fri 1/19, Summer Chance with Rich Miller, Marc Rosenthal. Sat 1/20, Monk. Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Mark DeNardo, Nomad Planets. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Sat 1/13, Apartment, Marvin Tate & D-Settlement. Sundays, "No More Bad Promoters" DJs spin. 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.

UNION TAVERN 2858 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 1/13, Rock Bottom. 773-755-9870.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 1/12, A Twist On Friday, Subterranean, Thrillhouse Collective, Drivin' Blind. Sat 1/13, Mazlow's Needs, Amoreys, Plaid. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. Fri 1/19, Crestfallen, Homage Sun, All Else Fails, Don't Look Back. Sat 1/20, Punk City, Bone China. 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 1/12, Flapjacks, 56 Hope Road. Sat 1/13, Knee Deep Shag, Rebecca's Statue. Thu 1/18, Seven Day Run. Fri 1/19, Wish, Finneous. Sat 1/20, Slave Ship, Frizzy Lid. 773-929-1300.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mon 1/15, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 1/12, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Herman Fritz. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 1/19, Top Secret Band. 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 1/12, Baaro. Sat 1/13, Dansika, Third Coast. Sun 1/14 and Sun 1/21, Gizzae. Mondays, Ad Agency Jam Session followed by DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 1/17, Carl Brown. Thu 1/18 and Fri 1/19, Ark Band. Sat 1/20, Flex Crew, Zeleke. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 8 PM. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (1/18 with Aerin Tedesco and Terra Heinrichs). 773-907-3500.

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

TRACE ADKINS Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

ANNE-MARIE AKIN Free concert followed by a performance of Faulkner's Bicycle by the Rivendell Theater Company. Thu 1/18, 6:30 PM, Studio Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE Musical revue. Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

BRYAN BOWERS Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

COOPER, NELSON & EARLY, DON & MARSHA MORMON, MICHAEL MILES, BIG-EYED BEANS FROM VENUS, DOUG & BONNIE MILLER Concert and barn dance in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the David Adler Cultural Center. Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

JIM FINE, SANDY ANDINA, JONATHAN DUNMORE, MOST, RIPLEY CAINE, JIM SIMONIS, NATURAL BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH, SUSAN URBAN Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

BOB FRANKE, PETE JONSSON Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

BOB FRANKE, ON THE MAINLINE Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

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.

MOLLIE O'BRIEN, KAT EGGLESTON See Critic's Choice. 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. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Riptones. Sundays, Irish jam session. Mondays, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, open stage. Wed 1/17, Corn Meal. Sat 1/20, 9 PM, BLT, Mike Miles & friends. 773-478-4408.

BEAN COUNTER CAFE 1932 Central, Evanston: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 1/12, Leah Fine. 847-332-1116.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Fri 1/19, 9 PM, John Kruth. 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 1/14, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. Sat 1/20, Lush Budgett. Sun 1/21, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

CELTIC CROSSINGS 751 N. Clark: Sundays, 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 1/17, DJ Rob Miller spins country music (Dolly Parton birthday tribute). 773-472-2771.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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 1/12, Jeff Ward. Sat 1/13, Dal Riada. Fri 1/19, Dyed in the Wool. Sat 1/20, Velvet Green. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti. Thu 1/18, 8:30 PM, Fred Eaglesmith, Scott Momenthy. Fri 1/19, 10 PM, BR5-49, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. 708-788-2118.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Fri 1/12, Loud Cooper. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Thu 1/18, 9 PM, Pamela Means. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Anne-Marie Akin, Laura Doherty. 773-227-4433.

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

IRISH MILL INN 26592 N. Highway 83, Mundelein: No cover. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Whitey O'Day. Thursdays, 8 PM, open stage. 847-566-7044.

IRISH OAK PUB 3511 N. Clark: Wednesdays, 9 PM-midnight, live Irish music. 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 1/15, 9 PM, Bohola. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Anish. 773-404-9494.

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

NEWPORT COFFEEHOUSE 1121 Half Day Rd., Bannockburn: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/20, Steve & Jenny Moss. 847-940-7134.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12, "Women's Coffee House." Sundays, 4 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Fri 1/19, Diana Laffey. Sat 1/20, Minna Bromberg. 773-743-3355.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Wed 1/17, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Hardley Parton & G-Spot Willie Jones. 312-243-1246.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 1/12, 7:30 PM, Jason Ringenberg (see Critic's Choice). 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 1/12, Sandy Andina. Fri 1/19, Anna Stange. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 1/12, 7 and 9 PM, Sons of the Never Wrong. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Justin Roberts. Tue 1/16, 7:30 PM, open mike poetry with music by Kristin Ronne. Wed 1/17, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Mark Sheehy with Ethan Sellers & Joe Romando. Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Mark DeNardo, Nomad Planets. 773-929-3680.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 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

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CHORUS performs spirituals at a free program commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., with actor Kevin Mellvaine. Mon 1/15, 11 AM, Rubloff Auditorium, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

ELGIN COMMUNITY MASS CHOIR perform in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., which also includes a speaker, readings, and an awards presentation. Sun 1/14, 4 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5618.

HOPEFEST 2001 WITH BO DIDDLEY, CHUCK BERRY, BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF BLUES, SHEMEKIA COPELAND, DR. JOHN, CASH McCALL, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE Benefit for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation. Thu 1/18, 7 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 312-435-4548, 312-808-1286, or 312-559-1212.

RENEWAL SOCIETY CHORUS perform spirituals at a free program commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., with Dr. Calvin Morris. Mon 1/15, 2 PM, Rubloff Auditorium, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark. 312-642-4600.

ANN WARD performs songs from the civil rights movement in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Mon 1/15, 2 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

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 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tuesdays, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 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 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Allen Batts Blues Band. 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 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sun 1/14, Lindsey Alexander. Mon 1/15, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 1/16, Joe Moss. Wed 1/17, Big Ray. Thu 1/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, John Primer. 773-528-1012.

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. 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. Mondays, jam hosted by the Buzz. Tue 1/16, Phil Guy. Wed 1/17, Joe Moss. Thu 1/18, Buddy Guy, King Corey Band. Fri 1/19, Buddy Guy, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 1/20, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy (sold out). Sun 1/21, Buddy Guy, Joanna Connor. 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 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sun 1/15 and Thu 1/18, 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. Fri 1/12, Matthew Skoller Band. Sat 1/13, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. Fri 1/19, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. Sat 1/20, Johnnie Bassett & His Blues Insurgents. 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 1/12, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 1/13, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sun 1/14, Rob Stone. Thu 1/18, Matthew Skoller. Fri 1/19, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sat 1/20, Mississippi Heat. Sun 1/21, Joe Moss. 312-266-2400.

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

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Thursdays, Neil Rose Band. Sat 1/20, Strange Brew. 630-964-5000.

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

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 1/20, 9:30 PM, the Business. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 1/13, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Blues Band. Tue 1/16, 8:30 PM, Studebaker John (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Sam Cockrell (no cover). Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Joanna Connor Band (Animal Care League fire relief benefit). Sat 1/20, 9:30 PM, Joe Moss 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 1/12, Chicago Red Hots. Sat 1/13, Maurice John Vaughn. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 1/16, Blue Mirror Band. Wed 1/17, Chicago Red Hots. Thu 1/18, Pete Special. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, No Mercy 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. Sat 1/13, Keith Scott Band. Sat 1/20, Scrawl. 630-752-2000.

KEY WESTER 1975 Glacier Pk., Naperville: Wed 1/17, 8 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-778-8700.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the Chi-Town Hustlers. 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 1/18, Chick Rodgers, Charlie Love. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Sandra Hall. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/12, Laretha Weathersby & Her Revue. Sat 1/13, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, noon-3 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 1/18, Joe Barr. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Howard Scott & the World Band. 312-566-0555.

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

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM and weeknights at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 1/13, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/12, Sons of Soul. Sat 1/13, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Z.Z. Hill Jr. & the Bad Influence. 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. Sat 1/20, Mark Hannon Blues Band. 773-252-1155.

NICK'S UPTOWN 4017 N. Sheridan: Sun 1/14, 4 PM, Dave Specter, Mark Hannon, Big Sweaty Men. 773-975-1155.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/19, Howard & the White Boys. 708-756-0600.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Sat 1/13, Katherine Davis Quartet. Tue 1/16, Ken Saydak. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 1/13, Carl Davis. Fri 1/19, Keith Scott. Sat 1/20, Ken Saydak. 847-266-1313.

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. Fri 1/12, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 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 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bob Stoger (Detroit Jr. also performs on Sat 1/13). Tue 1/16, Jesse Cross. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 1/18, blues jam with Lorenzo Thompson. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-566-7000.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 1/12, Maurice John Vaughn. Sat 1/13, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Sat 1/20, Jimmy Burns. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Billy Flynn Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 1/17, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: Thu 1/18, 3:30 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 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.

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

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

jazz

concerts

JAMES ADLER QUARTET Free concert. Fri 1/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

KYLE ASHE TRIO Free concert. Thu 1/18, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

PATRICIA BARBER TRIO Sun 1/21, 7 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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

BOPOLOGY Swing concert and dance. Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

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

FRANK CATALANO QUARTET Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

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.

JOHNNY FRIGO with Midwest Young Artists Junior and Senior Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Frank Portolese. Sat 1/13, 7:30 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-926-9898.

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

HINDA HOFFMAN, KELLY BRAND Free in-store performance. Sat 1/13, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store concert. Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 W. Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

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

MOONGLOW Free concert. Tue 1/16, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JOHN PARIS TRIO Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

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

JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET, BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

ANN WARD performs songs from the civil rights movement in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Mon 1/15, 2 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

PAUL WERTICO TRIO Free in-store performance. Thu 1/18, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

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.

LIBBY YORK Free in-store performance. Fri 1/19, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

LIBBY YORK, MICHAEL McASSEY, ANNE PRINGLE & MARK BURNELL Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

DAVID YOUNG Free in-store performance. 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 1/12, 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. 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 1/17, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 1/18, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 1/19, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 1/20, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Sally Richards & Insync. 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 1/12 through Mon 1/15, Detour. Thu 1/18 through Sun 1/21, Dee Alexander. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 1/17, 8 PM, Scott Lies Trio (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 1/18, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. 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 1/17, Sinister Luck Ensemble. 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 1/18, 8 PM, Mark Lessman Duo (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 1/13, Dan Becker Group. Sat 1/20, Jeff Lasky & Pete Benson. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 1/13, Paul Abella Group. Fri 1/19, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 1/20, 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 1/14, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Wed 1/17, 8 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage. Sun 1/21, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

FRENCH QUARTER Palmer House Hilton, 55 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, jazz musicians perform during dinner. 312-621-7363.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Jose Valdes Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli. Sat 1/13 and Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Donald Neale. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Mon 1/15, Brian O'Hern & the Model Citizens. Wed 1/17, Brendan Giusti Quartet. Fri 1/19, Mercy Giants, Laura Braun. Sat 1/20, Tunia & the Tony Morrisson Quartet. 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: Fri 1/12, 9:30 PM, Fareed Haque Quintet. Sat 1/13, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Mon 1/15, 8 PM, Hinda Hoffman Quartet (no cover). Wed 1/17, 9 PM, Bill Porter/Rich Fudoli Quintet. Thu 1/18, 9 PM, Bob Perna & Persistance. Fri 1/19, Hipnotic with Dave Sampson. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: 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, Barclay 3. Mon 1/15, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 1/19, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Jason Moran Trio with Greg Osby; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Jason Moran Trio with Greg Osby; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 1/21, 11 PM, Judy Roberts & Jackie Allen. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 1/13, 10:30 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Mondays, 9 PM, all-ages jazz jam hosted by Fareed Haque (no cover). Sat 1/20, 10:30 PM, Chicago Catz. 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 1/14, 7 PM, Random Touch. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 1/16, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Thu 1/18 and Fri 1/19, 8 PM, "Equal Footing/Earing" features dance performances and music with David Boykin, Rebecca Gates, TV Pow, the Dave Pavkovic Band & others. Thu 1/18, 10 PM, String Theory. 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 1/12 through Sun 1/14, David "Fathead" Newman Quartet. Thu 1/18, 8 PM, Marshall Vente Trio with Toni Moore, Rich Corpolongo & Marc Pompe, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. Fri 1/19, 9 PM, Tropicale with Howard Levy & Paulinho Garcia followed by a late-night jam session. Sat 1/20, 9 PM, Marshall Vente's Project 9 with Billy Harper, Joanie Pallatto/King Fleming Trio. Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Tim O'Dell Sextet, Billy Harper with Project 9 (all-ages show). 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 1/19, Matt Geraghty Trio with Fareed Haque & Mike Raynor. 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 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. Tue 1/16, Dan Cray. Wed 1/17, Two for Brazil. Thu 1/18 through Sat 1/20, Greg Fishman & Judy Roberts. 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 1/12 and Sat 1/13, Breaking Point. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Atomic Martini. 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 1/12, Tim Green Trio. Sat 1/13, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 1/17, Andy Meacham Trio. Thu 1/18, Ron Perrillo. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Henry Johnson 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.

MISTO 1118 W. Grand: Restaurant. Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, David Rothstein Orchestra. 312-226-5989.

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

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 1/12, Denise LaGrassa Quartet. Sat 1/13, King Fleming Trio. Mondays, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hildebrand 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 1/12, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Juli Wood Quartet. Sun 1/14, Jo Ann Daugherty Trio. Mon 1/15, Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 1/18, Doug Lawrence Quartet. Fri 1/19, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sat 1/20, Willie Pickens Quartet. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 1/12, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Sat 1/13, Franz Jackson Quartet, Carl Davis. Tuesdays, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Sat 1/20, Jimmy Ellis Quartet. 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 1/18, Dave Clark & the Jazz Jivers. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 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 1/13 and Wed 1/17, Rob Denty Trio. Thu 1/18, Mark O'Connor Trio. Sat 1/20, Eric Allen 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 LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Mon 1/15, Bruce Mak Quartet. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10:30 PM, Lorna Boston & friends (no cover); 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Tuesdays, 8-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10:30 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281/2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 1/12, Savoy-Faire Quartet. Sat 1/13, David Boykin (CD-release party). 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 1/18, Andy Goodrich & His Afrocentric Trio. Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, Fred Anderson with Hamid Drake & Tatsu Aoki. 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

AXIOM OF CHOICE Sun 1/21, 7 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-679-9501.

CHORALE MYSTIQUE Matthew Lazar, conductor, with tenor Alberto Mizrahi in a program of "Jewish chant and music." Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

DOIS NO CHORO Free performances. Thu 1/18, noon, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sat 1/20, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

CLARA BEATRIZ JARAMILLO & MARIETH GUINTERO WITH RAMON FRANCO perform at Noche Bohemia de Musica y Cancion. Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Aguijon Theater Company, 2707 N. Laramie. 773-637-5899.

PRIMER FESTIVAL DE LA MUSICA RANCHERA Mariachi Real Guadalajara and Mariachi Zapopan perform with vocalists Ramiro Botello, Valentin Zizumbo, Blanca Beltran, Jose Garcia, Francisco Plata, Herminio Diaz, Gabriel Hernandez, Braulio Brizuela, Guillermo Chavez, Juan Raya, Miriam Flores, Sandra Chavez, Francisco Teran, Jose Mendoza, and Manuel Montejano. Fri 1/19, 7 PM, Mario's Ballroom, 25th and Kedzie. 773-890-0776 or 773-890-0779.

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: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Swing Caribeño. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 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 1/18, 9 PM, Orquesta Isla, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 1/16, 9 PM, Eliezer y Su Combo. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 1/12, 9 PM, Willie Gomez con Cache Orquesta. Wed 1/17, 8 PM, Azucena Vega. Fri 1/19, Orquesta Latira. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 1/21, 7:30 PM, Frifot. 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. 773-227-2277.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Hector Silveira y Su Orquesta. 773-404-9494.

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. Sat 1/20, 10 PM, Casolando, Los Hombres Perdidos. 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

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.

AMELIA TRIO with Wei Yang on pipa (Beethoven, Daqun, Ran, Ravel). Fri 1/19, 8 PM, and Sun 1/21, 3 PM, The Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

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.

ATHENAEUM ENSEMBLE in a program about "romanticism revisited" (Beethoven, Busoni, Schumann). Works of painter Gerhard Richter will be considered in an introductory discussion and a postconcert Art Institute tour. Sun 1/21, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

BACH DANCING AND DYNAMITE SOCIETY features "art installations and conversations with the audience" in its performance of chamber music (Martinu, Rorem, Brahms, Bach). Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. 708-445-8955.

MEMBERS OF THE BARRINGTON CHAPTER OF LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO present a free "musicale" featuring popular and classical music. Mon 1/15, 2 PM, Barrington Public Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. 312-347-5236 or 847-381-1976.

ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN, KIM BEGLEY, DAVID CANGELOSI, MARK D. DOSS, CATHERINE MALFITANO, AND OTHERS perform operatic music, jazz, and show tunes, and the Stu Hirsh Orchestra plays dance music in a black-tie "Fantasy of the Opera Gala." Fri 1/19, 6:30 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-332-2244, ext. 5685.

CHICAGO CAMERATA performs on period instruments (Bach, Buxtehude, and others). Thu 1/18, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069 or 847-475-8122. Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1301 N. LaSalle. Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. Sun 1/21, 3:30 PM, Christ Church Chapel, 470 Maple, Winnetka. 847-475-8122.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with narrators Bill Kurtis and Bruce Adolphe in a "presentation of dinosaurs, elephants, and chamber music" (Adolphe, Poulenc). Sun 1/21, 11 AM and 1 PM, James Simpson Theater, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Muczynski). 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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 1/12 and Sat 1/13, 8 PM, and Tue 1/16, 7:30 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor (Beethoven, Beethoven/Liszt, Beethoven/Gielen, Schoenberg). Thu 1/18 and Sat 1/20, 8 PM, Michael Gielen, conductor, with pianist Zoltan Kocsis (Mahler, Liszt, Kurtag, Schubert). 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.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO Michael Gielen conducts a free concert (Mahler, Symphony no. 5). Advance tickets required. Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 1/13 and Sat 1/20, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

RACHEL COBB, LORI ANN FULLER, DARA RAHMING, RICHARD KNAPP sopranos and baritone, perform in a benefit for the Chicago Fine Arts Society Emerging Artists Fund (Gershwin, Puccini, Bizet, and others). Program also includes presentation of the Illinois Council of Orchestras annual awards. Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago. 312-649-9310 or 312-337-1070.

RONALD COMBS AND PHYLLIS HURT baritone and soprano, with vocalists Kathy Cowan, Patricia Deckert, Sasha Gerritson, Daniel Kane, and others in a program of music by Gilbert and Sullivan. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

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.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD (Schober, Kellogg, Eberhard, Putz, Rzewski). Fri 1/19, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Squires, conductor, with soprano Anne Runolfsson and tenor Craig Schulman in a pops concert. Sat 1/20, 8 PM, and Sun 1/21, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-888-4000.

ENCORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Sat 1/13, 2 PM, Rossen Milanov, conductor (children's concert; Stravinsky, Mozart), Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600, or 312-939-2207. Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Rossen Milanov and Federico Cortese, conductors, with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Sinfonietta (Stravinsky, Mozart, Ravel, Beethoven), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Friday 1/12, 12:10 PM, pianist Mark Valenti (Scarlatti, Bartok, Debussy, and others). Fri 1/19, 12:10 PM, Chicago Camerata. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

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 (with preconcert talk at 7:15 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JOE JOHNSON cello, with pianist David Dunford (Debussy, Martinu, Popper). Mon 1/15, 7:30 PM, Music Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 773-645-0695. Tue 1/16, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State (free admission). 312-939-2207, ext. 29, or 312-747-4818.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE performs baroque music on period instruments (Telemann, Hume, Couperin). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine, Winnetka. 847-441-3400, ext. 19.

SANG MEE LEE violin, in a free concert (Beethoven, Waxman). Fri 1/19, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 1/12 and Mon 1/15, 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, Wed 1/17, 2 PM, and Sat 1/20, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Daniela Dessi, tenor Marcello Giordani, and bass Ruggero Raimondi (Puccini, Tosca). 312-332-2244.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA Thomas Wikman, conductor, with soprano Maria Kanyova in a program of Italian baroque music (Vivaldi, Boccherini). Sun 1/21, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. 312-551-1414.

NEW PHILHARMONIC Harold Bauer, conductor, with Fred and Marina Hammond playing piano for four hands (Kozeluh, Schnittke, Haydn, Brahms). Fri 1/19 and Sat 1/20, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEWBERRY CONSORT with Wei Yang and Betty Xiang on Chinese instruments, presents the "travels of Marco Polo retold through music and literature." Fri 1/12, 8 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM). Sat 1/13, 8 PM, Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM). Sun 1/14, 3 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. (Northwestern performance is part of the Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festival, which includes a musical demonstration, workshop, and symposium; 847-491-5441.) 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 PM), 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 1/12, 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 (see Critic's Choice), violinist Gil Shaham, and oboist Alex Klein (Brahms, Mozart, Takemitsu). Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Evanston Chamber Ensemble with violinist Nisanne Howell and violist Lawrence Neuman (Schubert, Faure, Franck). Sun 1/21, 7:30 PM, violinists Robert Chen, Russell Hershow, Blair Milton, and Yuan-Qing Yu, violists Li-Kuo Chang and Robert Swan, and cellists Stephen Balderston and Brant Taylor (Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Enescu). Preconcert talks by festival performers are presented at 6:15 PM. 847-467-4000.

URSULA OPPENS Yamaha Disklavier, with soprano Cynthia Haymon, recorded vocals by Rita Dove, and Amnon Wolman on electronics in a presentation of Dove and Wolman's song cycle Thomas and Beulah. Thu 1/18, 8 PM, and Sat 1/20 and Sun 1/21, 4 PM, theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

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.

KATHERINE PARDEE organ (Tinel, Jongen, Franck, Bach). Sun 1/21, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PROTEGE CONCERTO COMPETITION features members of the Protege Philharmonic competing to solo with the orchestra. Sun 1/21, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-341-1521 or 312-362-6700.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 1/13 and Sat 1/20, 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.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with violinist Drostan Hall and soprano Barbara Rock (Sammartini, Bellini, Finzi, Mozart). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

THEODORA SATOLIA piano, in a benefit for the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center (Mozart, Wagner/Liszt, Schumann, Lorenz, Hadzidakis). 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.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with tubaist Gene Pokorny and the Momenta! Performing Arts Company in a family concert (Kleinsinger, Mussorgsky). Sun 1/21, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

TONONI ENSEMBLE (Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms). Fri 1/19, 7:30 PM, Anderson Chapel, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5630.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND JAVANESE GAMELAN (Harrison, Hunter, Tobin, Whitmer). Free admission. Sun 1/21, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Chopin, Bartok, Scarlatti, and others). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

VERMEER QUARTET (Schubert, Kurtag, Beethoven). Sun 1/21, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture and discussion at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

LUKAS VONDRACEK piano, in a free concert (Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Smetana, Martinu, and others). Sun 1/21, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5170.

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

DAVID YING cello, in a free concert (Prokofiev, Chopin). Wed 1/17, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

AYAKO YONETANI AND EVAN SOLOMON violin and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Kreisler, Beethoven, Tartini). Free admission. Wed 1/17, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

miscellaneous

CAPITOL STEPS Musical political comedy. Fri 1/19, 8 PM, and Sat 1/20, 5 and 8 PM (8 PM show sold out), North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

CHILDREN'S THEATER OF DANCE performs a musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Mon 1/15, 2 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

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

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.

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.

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.

WORD. LIFE. "An interfaith exploration of sound and syllables" hosted by Dave Kelly with Kuumba Lynx, Loose Roots, Elizabeth Stewart, and Sonia X. Wed 1/17, 7 PM, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division. 773-227-6117.

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