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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

JIM BRICKMAN Piano concert. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Hwy., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

MAGGIE BROWN performs "Legacy: Our Wealth of Music" program of African-American music. Sat 2/10, 1 PM, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes, Evanston. 847-448-8260.

CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS 20th annual awards ceremony with performances by Faze 4, Casper, La Juanta X-Man, Kwiet Storm, Gypsi Fari, Susie Dobbs, Devon Brown, Patty Jo Timmons, and others. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Congress Hotel, 520 S. Michigan. 312-427-0266 or 312-559-1212.

RON CLEARFIELD Free in-store performance. Fri 2/2, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

DOLLY VARDEN performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 2/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

DOUGH! Free in-store performance. Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

FERTILE GROUND, FRESH VOICE, MESSIANIC SONS "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

FOREVER PLAID SING-ALONG Audience members are invited to sing along during a performance of the musical Forever Plaid. Sun 2/4, 7 PM, Royal George Theatre Center, 1641 N. Halsted. 312-988-9000 or 312-902-1500.

GALACTIC, LES CLAYPOOL'S FROG BRIGADE, LAKE TROUT Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

COLE GUERRA Free in-store performance. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

HANDSOME FAMILY performs at a 16-millimeter film screening entitled "Love American Style." Sat 2/10, 8 and 10:30 PM, Chris & Heather's Record Roundup, 2034 W. Montrose. 773-271-5330.

KID ROCK, FUEL, BUCKCHERRY Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

LAST POETS, FERTILE GROUND "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

M.O.T.O. Free in-store performance. Sat 2/3, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MADDY'S MIXERS Social dance with swing, disco, and Latin music. Sat 2/3 and Sat 2/10, 10 PM (preceded by dance lessons at 9 PM), Goldie's Dance Studio, post no. 791, 1435 Pfingsten, Northbrook. 847-733-8481.

MICHAEL McASSEY Free performance. Sat 2/10, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

DAVE PAVKOVIC & GRIFFIN RODRIGUEZ perform an onstage sound track during Lookingglass Theatre's production of Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, and Sundays, 3 PM, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn. 773-477-8088.

SUZANNE PETRI TRIO Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Cuneo Museum and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills. 847-362-3042.

PYRAMIDS OF PENIS Bijou Boys Cabaret performances themed on the "sexual dynasties of Egypt." Fridays and Saturdays, midnight, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

JUSTIN ROBERTS & THE 12 TRUE DAYS Free concert. Thu 2/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

MICHAEL STRENING JR. Free piano concert. Thu 2/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MARVIN TATE'S D-SETTLEMENT Free in-store performance. Fri 2/9, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARK TOWNSEND, CRUMAR PACO PATTERSON & JIMMY TILLMAN perform the music of Nat King Cole. Saturdays, 3 PM, and Sundays, 7:30 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon. 773-528-2428.

UMPHREY'S McGEE Thu 2/8, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-549-0606, ext. 2065.

X-SPACE Free in-store performance. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Harmony Riley, Rosenbergs, Cane Corso. Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Waco Brothers, Cash Audio. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Corn Meal. Sat 2/10, 9 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Dolly Varden. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 2/8, 10 PM, Deja Vu (no cover). 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.

AVALANCHE II 3 S 071 Rte. 59, Warrenville: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/3, Luv 'n' Money. Sat 2/10, Selective Recall. 630-393-3141.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/2, "Russian Rock Madness" with Chernetski, Chizh, Raznye Lyudi, Multivitamins. Sat 2/3, Butterfat Mastermind, Stuntcat, Ethyline. Sun 2/4, 8 PM, Los Shut Up, Herc. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 2/7, Ratbag Hero, Full. Thu 2/8, BMC, Kokapelli. Fri 2/9, Spies Who Surf, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Go-Go Devils. Sat 2/10, Flammable Dress, Blue Lit Souls. Sun 2/11, Brian Mendes. 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. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Daggers, Don't Look Down, Glory Whores. Sat 2/3, Buzz Cappoozi, Iocaine, Clip. Thu 2/8, Drexel, Hydrostatic Union, Redshift. Fri 2/9, Flesh Pilgrams, Walking Man, Crestfallen. Sat 2/10, Sabrosa, Pistol Whipped, Deans, Brother Lowdown. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Sat 2/3, Misstress Barbara, Bear Who? Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 2/7, Shimon. 773-235-9100.

BIOLOGY BAR 1516 N. Fremont: DJs spin 9 PM-4 AM Fridays and Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Saturdays, DJs spin "rock, pop, alternativo." 312-266-1234.

BIRD'S NEST 2500 N. Southport: No cover. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike. 773-472-1502.

BLACK BEETLE 2532 W. Chicago: DJs spin 10 PM-2 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. Saturdays, DJ Free Associate. Thursdays, DJ Joe Schmoe. 773-384-0701.

BONEDADDY 551 N. Ogden: Fri 2/2, 9 PM, JJ Jennings & Matt Weber (no cover). 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/3, Pirates Over 40. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Wes Hollywood Show. Sat 2/3, Corn Meal. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Fri 2/9, Fuzzbusters. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 2/2, Four Letter Story. Sat 2/3, Simple Simon. Wednesdays, open jam session. Sat 2/10, the Johnny L Show. 708-387-0050.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Only Sons. 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, salsa music and dancing. 312-475-9800.

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

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 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 Nikki Woods. 312-202-0502.

CAL'S 400 S. Wells: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Almighty Rogers. Fri 2/9, 6:30 PM, Post Office. 312-922-6392.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. 773-384-2547.

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

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Trading Brains. Sat 2/3, Biofeedback. Fri 2/9, Spoonfed. Sat 2/10, Tongue Bath. 847-524-9910.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Saturdays, DJ Lulu. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Tuesdays, 10:30 PM, Ronnie. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. 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 2/3, Leddie Garcia. 312-266-1200.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/3, Bob & Bill Macy. Fri 2/8, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 2/10, Eric Howell. 847-256-8870.

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 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, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

COCKTAIL 3359 N. Halsted: DJs spin in the bar after 9 PM. Fridays, Freddie Bain. Saturdays, Millie & Tilly. Tuesdays, Michael Serafini. Thursdays, Timmy Loop. 773-477-1420.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Tuesdays, hip-hop open mike hosted by Spank Buddha. Wednesdays, midnight-4 AM, reggae musicians perform in the Gray Room. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, West of Rome, Hot Tub Bob. Sat 2/3, the Gruv, Heavy Weather. Fri 2/9, Copperminds. Sat 2/10, Golden Egg, Mike & Dave. 773-528-7569.

CRAWDADDY BAYOU 412 Milwaukee, Wheeling: Restaurant and bar with zydeco and blues at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/2 through Mon 2/5, Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. Tue 2/6 through Sun 2/11, Creole Zydeco Farmers. 847-520-4800.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/3, JP & the Cats. Sat 2/10, Deja Vu. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Wicked Garden. Sat 2/3, Maggie Speaks. Sun 2/4, 6 PM, Pistolero, Mexican Cheerleader, Callaghan, Role Models. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thursdays, DJs spin. Fri 2/9, Rebecca's Statue, Corn Meal. Sun 2/11, 5 PM, Secret Agent Bill, Rise Against, Backdrop, God's Reflex, John Brown Battery. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 2/2, Maggie Speaks. Sat 2/3, Michaelangelo. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ spins 60s and 70s dance music. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 2/9, Cats Under the Stars. Sat 2/10, Generations. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Voices. 847-706-1700.

D.C. COBB'S 226 Main, Woodstock: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover. Fri 2/3, Hans & the Hormones. 815-337-9214.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 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, Michael Whelan. Saturdays, 8 PM, Colleen McHugh; 10:30 PM, Suzanne Petri. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Kat Taylor. Thursdays, 8 PM, Elaine Dame. 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 2/2, DJ Jeff (Alice Cooper tribute). Sun 2/4, DJs Pete & Mark. Mon 2/5, DJ Rekleiner spins punk. Tue 2/6, DJ Scot spins metal. Thu 2/8, DJ John Almonte. Sun 2/11, DJ Lexi. 773-472-2771.

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fridays, Four Man Band. 312-836-7870.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Honey Dogs, Hot Dog City, Asher Love. Mon 2/5, 9 PM, Notaword, God's Reflex, North by Northwest, Park. Wed 2/7, 9 PM, Turnerjoy, Headset, Sour. Thu 2/8, 9 PM, Perv 54, Metropolis, All Systems Halt. Fri 2/9, 10 PM, Dispatch, Giant Step, Serum. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, J. Mascis & the Fog, Elf Power, Teenbeaters. 773-489-3160.

DRAGON ROOM 809 W. Evergreen: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays on three levels (with hip-hop in the Underground Lounge Fridays and Saturdays). 312-751-2900.

DREAMS 935 S. State, Lockport: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 2/3, Kashmir. Sat 2/10, Crash. 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 2/2, Red Pop Theory. Sat 2/3, Complication. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/9, Maggie Speaks. Sat 2/10, Sofa Kings. 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 2/2, Reboot. Sat 2/3, Core. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 2/9, Harmony Riley, Remedy. Sat 2/10, Umphrey's McGee. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Sagtown Hustlers, Grasshopper, Billhouse. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Soul Food, Israel, Postfader. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 2/5, 9:15 PM, Adam Greenburg, Jack Cunningham, Rebecca Francis Scotty. Tue 2/6, 9 PM, Naked Jaybirds, Platonics, Blue Ash Ink. Wed 2/7, 9:15 PM, DeMilos, Delafields. Thu 2/8, 9:30 PM, Aftergrace, Stickfight. Fri 2/9, 10 PM, Johnny Socko, A.K.A. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Stray Toasters, Carbon, Suite Oblivion. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, the Blast. Sat 2/3, Spoonfed. Fri 2/9, Big Deal. Sat 2/10, Chuckleheads. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Songs: Ohia, Panoply Academy Legionnaires, Marmoset, Dave Fischoff (see Spot Check). Sat 2/3, Isotope 217 (see Critic's Choice), Chicago Underground Duo. Sun 2/4, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. Mon 2/5, Moreno (see Spot Check), Kelly 18, Minim. Thu 2/8, BellRays (see Critic's Choice), Electric Airlines, Spiveys, Bob City. Fri 2/9, Bright Eyes, Son Ambulance, Nymb. Sat 2/10, Lonesome Organist, Octant. Sun 2/11, 9 PM, Guided by Voices, Strokes (sold out). 773-276-3600.

ENCORE 171 W. Randolph: DJs spin 7-11 PM Fridays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Wednesdays, "Therapy" DJs spin with DJ Frique. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 2/2, Randy Amundsen. Fri 2/9, pianist Abi Demirgian. Sat 2/10, Breakin' Strings. 847-718-9272.

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-4 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mt. Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 2/2, Alex & the All-Stars. Sat 2/3, Smalls. Wed 2/7, the Blast. Thu 2/8, Incognito. Fri 2/9, Selective Recall. Sat 2/10, Seven Deez. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays and Saturdays, 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.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 2/2, 6 PM, Reach the Sky, Movielife. Sat 2/3, 5 PM, Off Yourself, Bump 'n' Uglies, Daggers, Textbook, Half Stachon; 10 PM, Loraxx (see Critic's Choice), Three Dollar Bill, N-O. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Amadou Diallo memorial show with Lawrence Arms, Supersleuth, Thursday, Munition, ShuttleCocks, Tomsawyer, Indecisives (benefits Human Rights Watch). Wed 2/7, 6 PM, 12 Hour Turn, True North, Stillwell, Last Ditch Effort, La Mantra de Fhiqria. Thu 2/8, 8 PM, Sixto, Paperbacks, Returnables, Gaetti. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Art Loinz & the Wet Dixxx, Apocalypstick, Descendro Allegro, DJ Chi-B. Sat 2/10, 7 PM, Weakerthans, Honor System, Cadillac Blindside. Sun 2/11, 6 PM, American Dream, Dead Steel Mill, Cancer Merchants, Indignants, Rocks Pennycar. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Terrance Simien & the Mallet Playboys. Fri 2/9, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms, Nick Willett, Wabash Jug Band. 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.

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.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 2/7, 9:30 PM, Moreno (see Spot Check; no cover). 773-248-3330.

FULL MOON BAR & GRILL 113 S. Batavia, Batavia: Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Voodoo Kings. 630-406-9891.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Wed 2/7, Weldon Irvine Sextet, DJ Anthony Nicholson. 312-278-7130.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Highball. Sat 2/3, Rock Bottom. Wed 2/7, Laura Braun & All Things Wonderful. Fri 2/9, Voodoo Pilot. 773-489-5471.

GAMEKEEPERS 345 W. Armitage: Music after 10 PM. Sat 2/3, Jerry Sprague. 773-549-0400.

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. 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.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/3, 7 Deez. Sat 2/10, Deloreans. 847-981-1670.

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

GOODBAR 2512 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays (no cover). Wednesdays, 10 PM, acoustic jam session. 773-296-9700.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/2, Scarlet Life, You're Pretty. Sat 2/3, Calico Cats, Steepwater Band, Wingnuts. Fri 2/9, Rolls, Quiet Kid. Sat 2/10, Soulfix, Life in General. 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. Saturdays, midnight, DJ V. Thu 2/8, 10 PM, Wish List, Blue Nova. Fri 2/9, 11 PM, Sleeping at Last, Escape From Earth. 312-943-2252.

HARRY'S VELVET ROOM 56 W. Illinois: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Saturdays and Thursdays. 312-527-5600.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/2, 10:30 PM, Michael Kelsey. Sat 2/3, 10:30 PM, Nomad Planets. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Ulele, Stone & Leina. Mon 2/5, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 2/7, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Jonny Polonsky, Boom Hank, So Scared, Made to Fade. Thu 2/8, 9:30 PM, Central Falls (see Spot Check), Chris Connelly. Fri 2/9, 9:30 PM, Kim. Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Fallen Angels, John Kimler. 773-227-4433.

HI-TOPS 3551 N. Sheffield: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJ Mario (no cover). Saturdays and Thursdays, DJ Michael T. 773-348-0009.

HOG HEAD McDUNNA'S 1505 W. Fullerton: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Hoochie Suit, Seers Poncho. Sat 2/3, Entrinzic, Swerve. Fri 2/9, Kolbe Band, Bamboo Groove. Sat 2/10, Lightning & Thunder. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/2, 9 PM, J. Davis Trio, Baldwin Brothers. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, 8:30 PM, Hello Dave, O.A.R. (sold out). Sun 2/4, 7 PM, O.A.R., Tippler Contingent (all-ages show). Thu 2/8 and Fri 2/9, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Robert Walter's 20th Congress. Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Linkin Park, Taproot, Alien Ant Farm (sold out). 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 2/2, the Fixx. Sat 2/3, Dave & Rae. Sun 2/4, M.O.P., Diabolique, Almighty Dreadnaught, Teamstaz, Lacksidaisycal. Thu 2/8, Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd tribute); Durty Lounge Lizards (in the front room). Fri 2/9, Quantum Leep. Sat 2/10, Swinging Lovehammers. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Dalrida. Sat 2/3, Gareth Woods. 773-248-3600.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. Thu 2/8, Jaked. 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, DJ Martin "Boogie Man" Luna. Saturdays, DJ Speed. Thursdays, "Espionage" with DJ Tim Bogosian, Jimmie Page, Chris Thomasone, Johnny Chaos, DJ Kidd. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Rebecca's Statue. Sat 2/3, Matthew McBride, Red Team. Fri 2/9, Cousin Eddie, Dave Tampkin. Sat 2/10, Underwater People. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. 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.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursdays, Cedarcase. Fri 2/9, Sons of Soul. 773-525-2422.

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 Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Larry O. Dean & the Me Decade. 773-489-3490.

LOGAN SQUARE/BUCKTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 2417 N. Western: No cover. Fridays, 7:30 PM, acoustic jam and poetry open mike hosted by Moses. 773-292-2992.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/3, Gravey, Wishlist. Sun 2/4, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. Tue 2/6, Strange Friends, Almighty Rogers. Wed 2/7, 9 PM, Soul of the Earth. Thu 2/8, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 2/9, 9:30 PM, Leroy Fix, Omegamen, Steepwater Band. Sat 2/10, Milk Plow, Gowhead. 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, Jevon Jackson. Sat 2/3, Kerri Chandler, Jerome Sydenham, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 2/4, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty. Tuesdays, DJs Michelle Musial, Dave Dobie, Rees Urban, Mel Hammond. 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 2/10, Chris Todd, 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. 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.

MARRIOTT HOTEL 540 N. Michigan: Fridays and Saturdays, 5 and 10 PM, Sundays through Tuesdays, 5 and 9:15 PM, and Thursdays, 9:15 PM, pianist George Goetschel. 312-836-0100.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/3, Zen Tricksters. Tuesdays, Anish. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 2/8, Jupiter Coyote. Fri 2/9, Torben Floor, the Good. Sat 2/10, Fat Time, John Brown Battery. 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; DJs spin 80s disco after 8:30 PM Thursdays. Mondays, 10 PM, "Ultra Glam" female impersonators perform. 312-255-8579.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 2/10, Loose Screws. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/3, Triple Play. Wed 2/7, Cirrus Falcon. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/2, 6:30 PM, Blank Theory, Colonel Stem, No One, Lollipop Lust Kill. Sat 2/3, 6:30 PM, Caviar, Grand Theft Audio, Diffuser, Dummy. Sun 2/4, 6:30 PM, Amazing Transparent Man, Hysterics, Spitalfield, Close Enough. Thu 2/8, 9 PM, Poundseven, Great Apes, Oh My God, Breather. Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Low, Pedro the Lion, Califone. Sat 2/10, 9 PM, High Grass Dogs, Last Vegas, Pedal Steel Transmission, Kedvales. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Atmosphere, Cannibal Ox, Mr. Lif, Mastermindz, Murs, Aesop Rock, DJs Stizo & PNS, El P. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Jeff Zach Band. Fri 2/9, Lickity Split. 630-820-7447.

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.

THE MUTINY 2428 N. Western: Music after 9 PM; no cover. Sat 2/3, Puta-pons, the Motion, Forcefield UK, Gapers Delay. 773-486-7774.

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

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

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Urban Hillbilly Quartet. Fri 2/9, Trish Alexander. Sat 2/10, Summer Chance, Ripley Caine, Antje. 773-743-3355.

NOCTURNAL 1111 W. Lake: Fridays, 9 PM-2 AM, DJs Curt Caris & DVS. Saturdays, 9 PM-3 AM, DJs Curt Caris & Chris Thomasone. 312-491-1931.

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 2/2, 10:30 PM, the Lash, Mos Isley. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Miga, Mabel Mabel; DJ Stallion Luv spins late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, "Spheres of Influence" with Porno & Silicon. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 2/9, 10 PM, Tarts, Lovelies, Julius Caesar. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Ghettobillies, Almighty Rogers; DJ Ron spins late. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Mr. Blotto. Sat 2/3, Cartoon Gypsy. Fri 2/9, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 2/10, Animation (Rush tribute band). 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 6345 W. Belmont: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, I Decline, Banana Sac, Milkplow. 773-237-5454.

THE ORIGINAL MOTHER'S 26 W. Division: Open at 8 PM Tuesdays through Sundays. DJs spin Thursdays and Fridays. 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.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. In Yow Bar: Fridays, Fabien Giannattasio. Saturdays, Joe Phillips. Wednesdays, Ben Greene. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Oscar McMillan. Wednesdays, Maurice Joshua, Nick Kritikos & John Gramatis. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Dorks. Sat 2/3, Royal Brown, Glow Bugs. 773-486-9862.

PIANO MAN 3801 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thursdays, "Cabaret Night" with Scott & Matt. 773-472-2956.

POLLY ESTHER'S & CULTURE CLUB 213 W. Institute: DJs spin disco music of the 70s and 80s after 8 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 312-664-0777.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. 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. 773-252-7767.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/9, Western Grand, Athletic (no cover). 312-243-1246.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/7, Peking Turtle. 847-266-1313.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three 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 9 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Mondays, open turntables. 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: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Lubbock. 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.

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 2/2, 10 PM, Slobberbone, Deathray Davies. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Push Stars, Spymob, Howie Day. Sun 2/4, 8 PM, Rockwell Church, Beki Hemingway. Mon 2/5, 8 PM, Sanoponic, Matthew & Brian Whitman. Tue 2/6, 9 PM, Neal With an "A," Jennifer Peterson Band, Ethan Kaulas. Wed 2/7, 9 PM, Schramms (see Critic's Choice), Beauty Shop (see Spot Check), the Thin Man. Fri 2/9, 10:30 PM, Bottletones, Pedal Steel Transmission. Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Monte Montgomery, Javier Mendoza, J-200. Sun 2/11, 4 PM, "Kiddietine's Day" show for children with Sons of the Never Wrong, David Singer & the Sweetarts, Tim Rutili with Uncle Benny & Brian. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/3, Rubber. Fri 2/9, Only Sons. Sat 2/10, Mr. Sparkle. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fri 2/2, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 2/3, Supermint, Spinshine. Thu 2/8, Sweet Jane. Fri 2/9, DJ Wiz Kid. Sat 2/10, Wally's Garage. 708-526-7174.

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. Northbranch: DJs spin 7 PM-4 AM Fridays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 PM-5 AM, Saturdays, 2 PM-4 AM Sundays, and 5:30 PM-midnight Mondays. Fridays, DJs spin hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays, DJs spin house. Sundays, hip-hop, dancehall, house, and soul programs. Mondays, DJs spin salsa. Tuesdays, Industry night. Wednesdays, DJs spin down-tempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Miguel Migs, Darrell Woodson. Sat 2/3, Darrell Woodson, Greg Norwood. Wed 2/7, 9 PM, Ben Watt, Jay Hannan, Darrell Woodson. Fri 2/9, DJ Colette, Rees Urban. Sat 2/10, DJ Heather & J-Dub, Scott Allyn. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Running Madd with Swindle Wendell, Made to be Broken, Coma. Sat 2/3, Dog Fashion Disco, Mindshaft, Instruments of Destruction. Fri 2/9, Kiss Alive, Among the Living (Anthrax tribute band). Sat 2/10, Seventh Omen, Rypt, Mindset Zero, Dark Ritual. 773-889-0601.

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

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.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays, and 9 PM-2 AM Wednesdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Mood. Wednesdays, "Europa" with DJ Tony. 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 2/2, Crash Poet, Infamous. Sat 2/3, Echosend, Bob's Yer Uncle. Mon 2/5, Jindra (no cover). Sat 2/10, Rec Center. 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. Fri 2/2, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Ellen Rosner, Marlee MacLeod. Mon 2/5, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Marlon. Wed 2/7, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Matt Tiegler, Julie Frost, Kelley Clute. Thu 2/8, 8 PM, Linda Dunn. Fri 2/9, Al Rose, Eddy Burke. Sat 2/10, Pearly Sweets, Kristin Ronne. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Cracker, Titan Clash, Crystal Skull Percussion. Sat 2/3, Headset, Sainte Chappelle. Sundays, "No More Bad Promoters" DJs spin. Thu 2/8, Manservant, Cells, DJ Scott Lucas. Fri 2/9, Milkbaby, Plane. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Sundays, 8-10 PM, Dan Roughan; 10 PM-1 AM, Heather Horton Band; 1-4 AM, Pete Special. 312-266-7761.

U.S. BEER CO. 1801 N. Clybourn: Music at 10:30 PM. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Flocos. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. 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.

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE 205 N. Broadway, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Slip Monkey. Sat 2/3, Generations. Fri 2/9, Loose Screws. Sat 2/10, JP & the Cats. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Blue Marvin, Serilian. Sat 2/3, Sister Child, Trading Brains. Tue 2/6, Hello Mr. Arthur. Wed 2/7, Brett Cain Band. Fri 2/9, Gertrude, Calico Cats. Sat 2/10, Boatbuilders. 773-929-1300.

WATUSI 1540 W. North: Restaurant. Fridays, 10:30 PM-2 AM, Mediterraneo DJs spin music from the Middle East and Europe (no cover). 773-862-1540.

WEBSTER WINE BAR 1480 W. Webster: No cover. Mon 2/5, 10 PM, Sticky Lupree. 773-868-0608.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Saturdays, open stage. 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. 312-337-3223.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Dub Dis, Devon Brown. Sat 2/3, Zeleke, Michael Black, Deals Gone Bad (Bob Marley tribute). Sun 2/4, Gizzae. Mondays, Ad Agency Jam Session followed by DJ Red Lox. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 2/7, Carl Brown. Thu 2/8, Rico. Fri 2/9, Flex Crew. Sat 2/10, Kwame, Gizzae. Sun 2/11, Sugar Minott. 773-327-4273.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Music at 7:30 PM. Sundays, open mike. Thursdays, "Grinder" gay/lesbian music & poetry series hosted by Scott Free (2/8 with Shawn Martin & Brian Kirst). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 2/3, Oucho Sparks. Wed 2/7, Arthur Lee & the Cats. Thu 2/8, Corn Meal. Fri 2/9, Brett Cain Band. Sat 2/10, Cryin' Souls. 847-432-6430.

WRIGHTWOOD TAP 1059 W. Wrightwood: Live music on Thursdays after 9 PM. 773-549-4949.

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

DONA BENKERT & RICK VERAS Free Appalachian and hammer dulcimer concert. Tue 2/6, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

MARK BUERSCHAPER Free in-store performance. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

THE CROSSING Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Cafe Eutychus, Edgebrook Evangelical Covenant Church, 6355 N. Spokane. 773-763-4230.

ANNE HILLS & NANCY WALKER Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Ridge Academy, 2501 W. 103rd. 773-779-7059.

HOME COOKIN' Free in-store performance. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KINGSTON TRIO Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

PETER MAYER Free concert. Wed 2/7, 11:30 AM, lobby, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2712.

JAMES McCANDLESS Sun 2/4, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

JO DEE MESSINA, RASCAL FLATTS Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

NICKEL CREEK Free in-store performance. Fri 2/9, noon, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

RHUBARB Free performance. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

GARNET ROGERS, CONNIE KALDOR Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

OWANA SALAZAR, GEORGE KAHUMOKU & DANIEL HO perform as part of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival. Sat 2/3, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SLIGO CREEK WITH PETER MARTIN perform at a barn dance. Sun 2/11, 6:30 PM, Village Barn, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2061, 630-840-2971, or 630-897-3655.

SMALL POTATOES Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

MICHAEL SMITH, ANNE HILLS Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

41ST ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL See Fairs & Festivals.

WEAVERMANIA Sun 2/4, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss, Downers Grove. 630-968-0358.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Corn Meal. 773-478-4408.

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 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/3, Keith Baumann's Honky Tonk Special. Sun 2/4, 9:30 PM, Can-Ky-Ree. Sat 2/10, Wabash Jug Band. Sun 2/11, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHIEF O'NEILL'S PUB 3471 N. Elston: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Sundays, 4-7 PM, and Tuesdays, 8-11 PM, traditional Irish session. 773-583-3066.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 2/7, DJ Nan spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, David Allan Coe. 773-489-3160.

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 2/2, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 2/3, Seamus O'Kane & friends. Fri 2/9, Jeff Ward. Sat 2/10, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 2/6, 8 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti. Thu 2/8, 8:30 PM, Anne Hills, Jamie O'Reilly. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Fallen Angels, John Kimler. 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.

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

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

LULA CAFE 2537 N. Kedzie: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Eric Ziegenhagen (see Spot Check). 773-489-9554.

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/2, Famous Brothers, Peterbilts. 773-871-3757.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 10 PM, Anish. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 2/3, Napper Tandy. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/10, Joey Edwin. 630-513-6300.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Urban Hillbilly Quartet. Sat 2/3, David & Marion. Sundays, 3 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day with Bruce Roper & Vernon Tonges. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Thu 2/8, 8 PM, Marty Gadzinowski. 773-743-3355.

QUIGLEY'S 43 E. Jefferson, Naperville: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-428-4274.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Nickel Creek. Sun 2/11, 4 PM, "Kiddietine's Day" show for children with Sons of the Never Wrong, David Singer & the Sweetarts, Tim Rutili with Uncle Benny & Brian; 8 PM, Vance Gilbert, Mark Sheehy. 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 2/2, Kat Eggleston. Fri 2/9, Live Bait. 630-969-9720.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Wednesdays, 7-10 PM, John Lawler. 312-266-7761.

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

BARRELHOUSE CHUCK Preceded by a tour of "Chicago Blues Legacy," a collection of blues photographs, posters, and memorabilia from the pianist's private collection. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

OSCAR BROWN JR., JOHN WORK CHORALE "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Sun 2/4, 4 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

GOSPEL JOY, OUR HERITAGE IN SONG Free "Under the Picasso" concert with Rev. Leonard Barr & friends. Mon 2/5, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

GARNET ROGERS, CONNIE KALDOR Sun 2/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS, SOUTH SHORE CHILDREN'S CHOIR Free admission. Sat 2/3, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7509 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3145.

WOOTEN ENSEMBLE Sat 2/10, 1:30 PM, Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan. 312-443-3600.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

ARENA SPORTS BAR 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Thu 2/8, 8:30 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 630-832-3742.

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.

BAR LOUIE 47 W. Polk: Fri 2/2, 9 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-347-0000.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 2/8, 11 PM, Mississippi Heat. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/6, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Wed 2/7, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Sat 2/3, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/6, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/2, Joanna Connor. Sat 2/3, John Primer & the Real Deal. Sun 2/4, Eddie Taylor Jr. Mon 2/5, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/6, Rockin' Johnny. Wed 2/7, Biscuit & the Mix. Thu 2/8, Chico Banks. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Carlos Johnson. 773-528-1012.

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

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, 5:30 PM, Jon McDonald; 9:30 PM, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Brother John, Little Al Thomas & the Crazy House Band. Sat 2/3, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Mike Wheeler. Sun 2/4, the Buzz. Mon 2/5, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 2/6, Percy Strothers. Wed 2/7, Michael Burks. Thu 2/8, Big John Dickerson. Fri 2/9, 5:30 PM, Peter Keane; 9:30 PM, Johnnie Johnson, Matthew Skoller. Sat 2/10, 6:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 10 PM, Carl Weathersby, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Sun 2/11, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. 312-427-0333.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/9, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. Sat 2/10, Howard & the White Boys. 847-541-2500.

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 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sundays and Thursdays, 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 2/2, Kenny Neal Band. Sat 2/3, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. Fri 2/9, Big John Dickerson. Sat 2/10, Tab Benoit. 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. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Masheen Company with Ronnie Hicks. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. Wednesdays, 8 PM-1 AM, Killer Ray Players with Crumar. Thursdays, 8 PM-2 AM, talent search (in the Cab Calloway Room); bands play for dancing (in the Gray Room). Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Players Stepping Out. 312-341-9787.

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 2/2, Michael Coleman. Sat 2/3, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 2/4, Eric Noden. Thu 2/8, Marty Sammon & the Midnight Street Jam. Fri 2/9, Joe Barr & the Soul Purpose Band. Sat 2/10, Matthew Skoller. Sun 2/11, Jimmy Burns. 312-266-2400.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 2/10, 10 PM, Koko Taylor, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. 708-788-2118.

FLAMINGO 6644 S. Cottage Grove: No cover. Mondays, 8 PM, Killer Ray Players with Little Al Thomas, Jim Pryor, and Crumar. 773-684-6800.

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. 630-964-5000.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/3, 9:30 PM, Jimmy Burns Band. Tue 2/6, 8:30 PM, Jeff Zak & the Cold Shot Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 2/10, 9:30 PM, Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted. 708-484-3610.

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

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

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 2/2, Studebaker John & the Hawks. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 2/6, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets. Sat 2/10, Phil Armetta. 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.

KEY WESTER 1975 Glacier Pk., Naperville: Thu 2/8, 8 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-778-8700.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Sugar Blue, 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, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 2/8, Charlie Love (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Eddie King. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 2/8, Joe Barr. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 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.

LEXUS SOCIAL CLUB 5124 W. Madison: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, "West Side Blues Blow Out" hosted by the Pat Smillie Band with Mary Lane, Lynn Lane, Merv Murphy, "The Poor One," Jesse Fortune, Little Bobby Reynolds, Z.Z. Hill Jr., James Cooke & others. 312-829-4600.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sun 2/4, noon, "Best Wing Festival" with Cadillac Dave & His Chicago Red Hots (benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society). 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 2/3, Calvin Harrington & Crew. Sat 2/10, Jumpin' Willie Cobbs & the Fireballs. 773-525-2422.

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. 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 2/3, Danny Draher. Sat 2/10, Mark Hannon Band. 773-252-1155.

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. Thu 2/8, Dave Weld Blues Band. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 2/6, Ken Saydak Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/3, Ken Saydak Trio. Thu 2/8, Suede & Blue Roy. Sat 2/10, Mississippi Heat. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Sat 2/3, Kingsnakes. 815-477-0340.

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

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 7:30 PM. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wednesdays, King Corey, Carl Weathersby. Thursdays, A.C. Reed, Masheen Company. 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 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 2/8, blues jam hosted by Eomot RaSun. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Jody Williams & the Chicago Bound. 773-342-0452.

SAMMY K'S 335 N. McLean, South Elgin: Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. 847-695-6666.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/2, Wabi Blues Project Band. Sat 2/3, Scott Dirks & the Chicago Bound Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 2/7, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Billy Flynn Blues Band. 773-772-6656.

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.

jazz

concerts

AACM CHICAGO ALLSTARS Sun 2/4, 6 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

GALEN ABDUR-RAZZAQ "Black Cultural Expressions" program features an interactive performance and discussion with the flutist; there will also be drama presentations and poetry. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College, 253 Walter, Elmhurst. 630-617-3343 or 630-617-3033.

DAVID BOYKIN'S EXPANSE Sun 2/11, 5 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

KELLY BRAND TRIO Free admission. Tue 2/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

OSCAR BROWN JR., JOHN WORK CHORALE "Music and Spoken Word in Historical Perspective" benefit for Learning Academy for Special Education. Sun 2/4, 4 PM, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-731-1733.

ORBERT DAVIS QUINTET WITH ED PETERSON Fri 2/9, 8 PM, auditorium, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights. 708-709-3500.

KEVIN DRUMM, PAUL LYTTON, AXEL DORNER & KEN VANDERMARK accompany films and videos as part of Chicago Ear and Eye Control. Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

ENGLEWOOD JAZZ BAND Free concert focuses on the musical history of the Englewood community with composer Ernest Dawkins and historian Dr. Timuel Black. Sat 2/3, 3 PM, Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd. 773-651-7563.

MIKE FERRO Free in-store concert. Sat 2/3, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JARRARD HARRIS TRIO Sat 2/3, 8 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

ANDREW KAPSALIS TRIO Free performance. Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

SUMMER KWAI QUARTET Free in-store performance. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

LEWIS BROTHERS QUARTET WITH GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Benefit for the New Life Women's and Children's Shelter (free-will offering). Sun 2/4, 4 PM, Winnetka Presbyterian Church, 1255 Willow, Winnetka. 847-446-7777.

IRVIN MAYFIELD QUARTET, DONALD HARRISON JR. Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ANTHONY MOLINARO WITH THE CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA performs George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. On the same program, Eric Schneider & the Chicago Jazz Orchestra perform a tribute to Sonny Stitt. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-409-3947 or 312-747-4850.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ NIGHT III under the direction of Daniel J. Farris and Don Owens. Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

RED ROSE RAGTIME JAZZ BAND Sun 2/4, 4 and 7 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

SOUND & THE FURY Swing dance concert. Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS AND CHILDREN'S CHORUS perform songs by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Uzee Brown Jr., Keith Hampton, John Leavitt, M. Mwembulongo, Stevie Wonder, and others; Keith Hampton and Ina Allen, conductors. Free admission. Sat 2/3, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3145.

DON STIERNBERG Jazz mandolinist. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, 8 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

WHITE BEAR HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS Free concert. Fri 2/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

FRANK WINKLER TRIO Free concert. Sat 2/10, 3 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI TRIO performs at a worship service. Sun 2/11, 11 AM, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1005 Grant, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-968-6231.

LIBBY YORK QUINTET Free admission. Thu 2/8, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/2, noon, Franz Jackson, Peter Roothaan, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. 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 2/7, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 2/8, noon, Steven Hashimoto; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 2/9, noon, John Watson, Art Davis, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/10, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. 312-642-6805.

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

BACINO'S 75 E. Wacker: Mondays, 6-9 PM, Famous Pizza Gig Quartet with John Lewis, Carter Luke, Steven Hashimoto & Heath Chappell. 312-263-0700.

BACINO'S 15256 S. La Grange, Orland Park: Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM, Steve Flowers Trio performs at brunch. Thursdays, 6:30-10 PM, Ray Bailey Trio. 708-403-3535.

BACKROOM 1007 N. Rush: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/2 through Sun 2/4, Brian Danzy. Thu 2/8 through Sun 2/11, Detour. 312-751-2433.

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

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

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 2/7, 8 PM, Ron Smith Duo (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa 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.

BRICK HOUSE 2649 W. Walton (back house): Music at 8 PM. Sat 2/10, Duncan with Scott Rosenberg, Todd Margasak, Kyle Hernandez, and Tim Daisy. 773-782-9133.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 2/8, Barclay Three. 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: Fri 2/2, 9 PM, Tony Smith. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 2/4, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. 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. Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Marshall Vente Quartet. Sun 2/11, 6 PM, Two for Brazil. 847-647-8282.

CHEZ TAM CAFE 4054 N. Lincoln: French Senegalese restaurant. Fridays, Glawdys & Charlie. Wednesdays, Yves Francois Band. 773-935-7867 or 773-935-7849.

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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/2, Barry Winograd Trio. 847-256-8870.

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. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Players Stepping Out. 312-341-9787.

EDGEWATER BEACH CAFE 5545 N. Sheridan: Tuesdays, 5:30-8 PM, pianist Chris White. 773-275-4141.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Tuesdays, Vandermark Five. Wed 2/7, Cinghiale, Witches & Devils. 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 2/8, 8 PM, Matt Erion Trio (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 2/3, Matt Erion Trio. Sat 2/10, Pat Brady Duo. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Sat 2/3, Jazz Vertigo. 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 2/4, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. Mon 2/5, 7 PM, jazz jam with Jack Meilahn. Sun 2/11, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Wed 2/7, Weldon Irvine Sextet, DJ Anthony Nicholson. 312-666-1695.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Fri 2/2, Equinox 5. Sat 2/3, Robert Minal Duo. Sat 2/10, Phinny Secrets. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Mon 2/5, Ron Cooper. Wed 2/7, Laura Braun & All Things Wonderful. Fri 2/9, Voodoo Pilot. Sat 2/10, Tony Morrison. 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 2/2, 9:30 PM, Detour with Phil Seed. Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. Thu 2/8, 9 PM, Danny Draher with Chris Foreman & Greg Rockingham. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/2, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, New-Trad Octet (see Critic's Choice); 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Johnny Frigo; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/4, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mondays, 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 2/9, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sheila Jordan; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Sheila Jordan; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Chicago Improvisors Group. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Thu 2/8, 9 PM, Hamid Drake with Niki Mitchell & Darius Savage. Fri 2/9, 10:30 PM, Healing Force with William Perry, Billy Brimfield, Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Fri 2/9, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Astrud Gilberto. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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 2/2 through Sun 2/4, Larry Coryell Trio (see Critic's Choice). Mon 2/5, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Thu 2/8, 8 PM, Len King & Chicago Metropolitan Big Band. Fri 2/9 through Sun 2/11, DePaul University Big Band with Jackie Allen. 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, 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.

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

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Two for Brazil. Tue 2/6, Marie Alexandre. Wed 2/7, Two for Brazil. Thu 2/8 through Sat 2/10, Terumasa Hino Quartet (Sat 2/10 sold out). 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 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Mueller Group. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Breaking Point. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fri 2/2, Toni Moore Trio. Sat 2/3, Jeff Marx Trio. Wed 2/7, Airborne; 10 PM, jam session hosted by Pat Brady. Fri 2/9, Tim Green Trio. Sat 2/10, Bobby Broom Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

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

MOOSE LODGE 1799 Green Bay, Highland Park: Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Eddie Barrett & the Goodman Legacy Band with vocalists Gingi & Lou Nocera. 847-446-8700.

NERVOUS CENTER 4612 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/2, 10 PM, Dave Rempis/Todd Munnik/Kent Kessler/Tim Daisy, Rosenberg Skronktet (see Spot Check). Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Fred Lonberg-Holm/Josh Abrams/Jeff Parker/Michael Zerang, White Blue Yellow Clouds (see Spot Check). Sun 2/4, 9 PM, Eric Roth Trio, Jeb Bishop with Jason Roebke & Michael Zerang (see Spot Check). 773-728-5010.

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

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Sun 2/4, 7:30 PM, all-ages jam hosted by Fareed Haque. 773-743-3355.

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.

PALMER HOUSE HILTON 17 E. Monroe: Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Dennis Carrol Trio. 312-726-7500.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, Ron Perrillo Trio. Mon 2/5, Alison Ruble. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wednesdays, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Doug Lawrence Organ Trio. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Sundays, 4:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Steve Million Trio. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Marie Alexandre. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Emily Randall. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/4, Bruce Mak Quartet. Mondays, Our Thing. 773-486-9862.

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 2/2, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Alejo Poveda Quartet. Sat 2/3, Elijah Levi Quartet. Sun 2/4, Jeff Newell Trio. Mon 2/5, Elizabeth Doyle Duo. Wednesdays, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 2/8, Doug Lawrence Quartet. Fri 2/9, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 2/10, Redd Holt Quartet. Sun 2/11, Deanna Witkowski Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Mark Madsen Trio. Sat 2/3, Redd Holt Trio. Tue 2/6, Elaine Dame. Fri 2/9, Chris Greene & the New Perspective. Sat 2/10, Franz Jackson 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thu 2/8, 9 PM, Brad Shepik with the BQ Trio. 773-525-2508.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Thu 2/8, Paul Cosino Organ Trio. 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. 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. Mondays, local jazz showcase. 773-327-2739.

UNDERGROUND WONDER BAR 10 E. Walton: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM (5 AM on Saturdays), Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Mondays, 7-10 PM, Michelle Cross. Tuesdays, 7-10 PM, Lonie Walker; 10 PM-1 AM, Kimberly Gordon Quartet; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. Wednesdays, 10 PM-4 AM, Lonie Walker & Big Bad Ass Company Band. Thursdays, 7-10 PM, Joe Thomas; 1-4 AM, Vince Willis. 312-266-7761.

VELVET LOUNGE 21281:::2 S. Indiana: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/2, Phil Kidder Ensemble. Sat 2/3, Hal Atterbury Ensemble. 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 2/8, Andy Goodrich & the Chicago Afrocentric Quintet. Fri 2/9 and Sat 2/10, Ken Vandermark Territorial Band. 312-791-9050.

VIKING STEAK HOUSE 27 W 150 Roosevelt, Winfield: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 PM, jam session with Bruce Oscar Trio (no cover). 630-653-2110.

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 6 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Saturdays, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

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

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 2/4, 8 PM, Martha Lorin. Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Tom & Lisa. 773-281-9320.

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

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

CARNAVAL VERACRUZANO CON GRUPO "QUETZALLI" DE VERACRUZ & COMBO NINGUNO Dancers and musicians celebrate Mardi Gras. Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

EAST MEETS WEST MUSIC ARTS ENSEMBLE WITH WANG GUOWEI & KE MING Dance of the Golden Dragons Chinese music concert. Sat 2/3, 3:30 PM, Assembly Hall, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 773-702-7300.

ILHAN ERSAHIN, SULTANA Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

FACING EAST with John Wubbenhorst (bansuri), Ganesh Burman (kanjira), Ed Sarath (flugelhorn), Mike Gould (percussion), and Steve Zerlin (bass). Sun 2/4, noon, Adidam Midwest, 3301 W. Fullerton. 773-278-1800.

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO Sat 2/10, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500. Sun 2/11, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, performing arts center, Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire. 847-634-4000, ext. 1882.

NGOMA, LIRA SINGERS African-American and Polish-American music concert; free admission. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Saint Mary of the Woods Church, 7033 N. Moselle. 773-763-0206.

ÖKRÖS FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE perform Hungarian and gypsy music. Sat 2/10, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Dominican music with Los Bachatuces. Wed 2/7, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PACO PE--A guitar, in a flamenco program. Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

THULA SIZWE South African a cappella group; free concert. Fri 2/2, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6569.

international

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Fri 2/9, 9 PM, Chicago Samba, Caledonia Pipes & Drums. 773-478-4408.

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. Sat 2/3, 7-10 PM, benefit for Lincoln Park Community Shelter with the Don Cagen Latin Jazz Quartet. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 2/8, 9 PM, Orquesta Arabu, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 2/6, 9 PM, Orquesta 911. 773-395-0066.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 2/10, 9 PM, benefit for the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee with Orquesta Nabori (call 773-276-5626 for advance reservations). 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 2/3, 10 PM, Willie Con Cache Orquesta. Sun 2/4, 8 PM, Chucho Valdes Jr. Afro-Cuban Ensemble with Laksar Reese. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Sat 2/3, 9 PM, Astrud Gilberto. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TANGO . . . NADA MAS 6137 N. 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

ALICE MILLAR CHAPEL CHOIR AND BRASS ENSEMBLE Steven Alltop, conductor (Copland, Handel, and others). Sun 2/4, 5 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

AMERICAN CHAMBER STRINGS Roland Vamos conducts a free concert featuring violinist Almita Vamos (Vivaldi and others). Sat 2/3, 3 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

ARS MUSICA CHICAGO in a free program of Baroque chamber music (Telemann, Handel, Boyce). Sun 2/11, 4 PM, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, 1500 W. Belmont. 773-472-3383.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Barber, Britten, Bridge). Sun 2/4, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

ARTEMIS QUARTET (Stravinsky, Berg, Beethoven). Fri 2/9, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

BACH WEEK FESTIVAL BENEFIT CONCERT features organist Richard Webster, mezzo-soprano Emily Lodine, tenor Tim Wells, and others in a benefit for Evanston's Bach Week Festival (Bach, Schickele, Hoiby, and others). Sun 2/4, 7:30 PM, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman, Evanston. 847-236-0452.

BURNHAM STRING QUARTET (Schubert, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS with flutist Mathieu Dufour and percussionist Edward Atkatz (Wilson, Mozart, Brahms). Sun 2/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. Mon 2/5, 7:30 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER MUSICIANS in a free concert (Mozart). Mon 2/5, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert Debbaut conducts a free all-Mozart program. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-692-9000.

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR with DyNaste, the Wheeler High School Concert Choir, the Madison Children's Choir, and the Lansing Everett High School Concert Choir. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO ENSEMBLE (Beethoven, Kirchner, Bridge). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th. 312-409-9677.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, 8 PM, William Eddins, conductor and piano (L. Boulanger, Faure, Franck, Milhaud, Antheil). Thu 2/8 through Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Zubin Mehta, conductor, with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists (Berlioz, The Trojans, Part I). See Critic's Choice. Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 2/3, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Joseph Glymph conducts a free concert featuring soprano Judith Raddue (R. Strauss, Holst). Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521.

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER PLAYERS with the Pacifica Quartet and bass clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom (Revueltas, Sanchez-Gutierrez, Zohn-Muldoon, Ortiz, Sierra, Leon, Mavista). Sun 2/11, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300.

BARRETT CRAWFORD baritone, in a free recital (Caccini, Tosti, Lowry, Mendelssohn, and others). Fri 2/2, noon, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY Donald DeRoche and Rodney Dorsey, conductors (Grainger, Ewazen). Wed 2/7, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

DU PAGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert conducts a concert performance of Puccini's La boheme. Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 N. Benton, Naperville. 630-690-8644.

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat 2/3, 8 PM, and Sun 2/4, 3:30 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with violinist Maria Bachmann (Brahms, Saint-Saens, Barber). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-941-0202.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/2, 12:10 PM, oboist Erica Burtner Anderson. Fri 2/9, 12:10 PM, organist Richard Hoskins. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

LORI ANN FULLER soprano, with pianist Jeffrey Panko in a free recital (Mozart, Bellini, Weill, Argento). Sat 12/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-782-3532.

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

IAN HOMINICK piano, in a free recital (Beethoven, Liszt, Medtner, Schubert). Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5107.

REI HOTODA piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Debussy, Ravel, Liszt). Free admission. Wed 2/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

KUANG-HAO HUANG piano, in a free concert. Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Merit Music Program Recital Hall, Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk. 312-786-9428, ext. 312.

NANCY HUMPHREY harpsichord, with violinist John Robinson and cellist Richard Yeo in an all-Bach program. Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

ILLINOIS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Jeff Hunt conducts an all-Mozart program. Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with harmonica soloist Howard Levy. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-481-7774.

JANET KONEN-HICKEY soprano, in a free recital (Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, Chopin). Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5560.

THE LADIES OF MOZART perform excerpts from Mozart operas. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1417 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

LOYOLA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Joseph Mayne conducts a free concert featuring violinist Fox Fehling (Mozart, Gluck, M. Haydn). Sun 2/11, 3:30 PM, Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-3574.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Sat 2/3, Tue 2/6, and Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Rockwell Blake, baritone Dwayne Croft, and mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (Rossini, The Barber of Seville). Sat 2/10, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor (Wagner, The Flying Dutchman). 312-332-2244.

MERIT MUSIC PROGRAM 19TH ANNUAL PERFORMATHON features students of the Merit Music Program. Sat 2/3, 8:30 AM-8:30 PM, Merit Music Program Recital Hall, Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk. 312-786-9428, ext. 312.

ANTHONY MOLINARO piano (Bach, Gershwin). Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Harold and Margaret Moser Performing Arts Center, College of Saint Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

LYDIA MULVANY AND RONNIE KULLER violin and piano, in a free Beethoven recital. Thu 2/8, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

OTIS MURPHY AND HARUKO MURPHY saxophone and piano, in a free concert. Sun 2/4, 3 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Fine Arts Theater, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

NAPERVILLE CHORUS Jeordano Martinez and Jon Warfel, conductors. Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-357-4019.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND Mallory Thompson, conductor, with trumpeters Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer (Gabrieli, Persichetti, Holst, Tchaikovsky). Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-842-6285 or 847-665-5011.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND (Holst, Colgrass, Mozart, Lendvay). Fri 2/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor (Weill, Amram, Wagner, Mozart, Ticheli). Fri 2/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

PACO PE--A guitar, in a flamenco program. Sun 2/11, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a public rehearsal. Sat 2/3, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

QUARTETTO GELATO Fri 2/9, 8 PM, Centre East, 7701 N. Lincoln, Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500.

MARY FRANCES SHEFFIELD guitar, in a free recital. Thu 2/8, 2 PM, Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-2679.

SOUNDS OF CHICAGO AND HOME STREET PLAYERS in a program of Renaissance music. Fri 2/2 and Sat 2/3, 7 PM, Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. 312-409-2702.

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Ray Forlenza conducts the annual winter concert. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

SOUTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David L. Crane, conductor (Bach, Brahms, Beethoven). Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Evergreen Park Community High School, 99th and Kedzie, Evergreen Park. 708-802-0686.

FREDERICK SWANN organ, with chamber ensemble (Poulenc and others). Sun 2/11, 4 PM, St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

TAKACS STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Bartok, Beethoven). Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jeri Johnson, conductor (Haydn, Beethoven, Gilbert and Sullivan). Sat 2/10, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Bartok, Beethoven, D. Scarlatti, and others). Sun 2/11, 2 PM, Downers Grove Public Library, 1015 Curtis, Downers Grove. 630-960-1200.

VERMEER QUARTET Free admission. Wed 2/7 (Schubert, Bartok, Smetana) and Thu 2/8 (lecture-concert: Beethoven, Kurtag), 8 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5107.

WILLIAM WALSH AND SALVATORE SPINA trombone and piano, in a free concert (Ewazen, Lebedez, Hartley, Vaughan Williams). Sun 2/4, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-6010.

WAVERLY CONSORT Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, 500 College, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB AND WOMEN'S CHORALE Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5099.

fairs & festivals

41ST ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FESTIVAL Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th: Fri 2/2, 8 PM, Jody Williams, Savoir Faire, Dwight Lamb, Paul & Joe Mullins, Kenny Baker, Louis Killen. Sat 2/3, 7:30 PM, Brighid Malone & Jim Terry, Pierre Schryer Band, Paul & Joe Mullins, Savoir Faire, Jody Williams, Kenny Baker. Sun 2/4, 6 PM, Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, Louis Killen, Dwight Lamb, Brighid Malone & Jim Terry, Pierre Schryer Band. 773-702-7300.

miscellaneous

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR with DyNaste, the Wheeler High School Concert Choir, the Madison Children's Choir, and the Lansing Everett High School Concert Choir. Sun 2/11, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

RON CLEARFIELD Free in-store new-age performance. Sat 2/3, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

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

ELLA JENKINS, MAESTRO HARRELL, ALEX & ROSA PERGAMS, CHRISTINA WHEELER, KENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY CONCERT CHOIR "Our Children Carry the Banner" concert and tribute to African-American youth. Free admission. Sun 2/4, 2 PM, Sixth-Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th. 312-225-5300.

KIDS FARE: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE Children's concert and discussion about gospel music features bass-baritone William Warfield and the North Park University Choir. Sat 2/10, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

OWANA SALAZAR, GEORGE KAHUMOKU & DANIEL HO perform as part of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival. Sat 2/3, 7:30 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

SCHILLER BOWL 9500 Irving Park, Schiller Park: Sat 2/3, 8 PM, Smokin' Goose's "Just a Gigolo: A Musical Potpourri" with Becky. 708-452-5630.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sun 2/11, 4 PM, "Kiddietine's Day" show for children with Sons of the Never Wrong, David Singer & the Sweetarts, Tim Rutili with Uncle Benny & Brian. 773-525-2508.

SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY CHORUS AND CHILDREN'S CHORUS perform songs by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Uzee Brown Jr., Keith Hampton, John Leavitt, M. Mwembulongo, Stevie Wonder, and others; Keith Hampton and Ina Allen, conductors. Free admission. Sat 2/3, 7 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-294-3145.

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