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BACON BROTHERS, CINDY ALEXANDER Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

ERYKAH BADU, MUSIQ, TALIB KWELI Sold out. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. 312-431-2370 or 312-902-1500.

BARRAGE Thu 2/22, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Thu 2/22, 7:30 PM, Fri 2/23, 8 PM, and Sat 2/24, 2 and 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

JIM BELUSHI & THE SACRED HEARTS Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

JONATHA BROOKE Free in-store performance. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

BUCKET KIDS, MAC JORDAN, BLACK EARTH ENSEMBLE, HOODOO HOEDOWN perform as part of "Voices of a New Black Millennium" music and poetry concert hosted by Marvin Tate. Free admission. Sat 2/17, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JIM CARUSO & BILLY STRITCH Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121.

CHILDREN OF EDEN Musical theater production with lyrics and music by Stephen Schwartz. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, and Sun 2/18, 2 PM, Ethel M. Barber Theater, Northwestern University, 1979 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-7282.

COLDPLAY, POWDERFINGER See Spot Check; sold out. Mon 2/19, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

JIM COLE & TED PARRISH Free in-store performance. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

DJs REVISE 1, HEADACHE, FOUR/4 & RY-N Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

FACE TO FACE, SNAPCASE, H2O, EXPLOSION See Spot Check on Face to Face; see Critic's Choice on Explosion. Sat 2/17, 6 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

FISHER Free in-store performance. Mon 2/19, 1 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

FLASHBULB Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

FOUR BITCHIN' BABES Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MARIA HINES TRIO Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

HOLLY HAS A FARM Free performance. Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

ERIC JOHNSON & ALIEN LOVE CHILD, DEREK TRUCKS BAND All-ages show. Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

LIQUID SOUL, RHYTHM CITY, CASOLANDO, SHAD SEN TRIO perform at the Blue Note Ball. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, Grand Ballroom, Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

JAMES LONG, FRED WAYNE ORCHESTRA Elvis tribute concert and benefit for Resurrection High School. Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Resurrection High School, 7500 W. Talcott. 773-775-6616, ext. 27.

MAP OF JULY Free in-store performance. Sat 2/24, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

MIDWAY RAMBLERS Free concert. Wed 2/21, 11:30 AM, courtyard, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2712.

MOJAVE 3 See Spot Check; free in-store performance. Thu 2/22, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

MOJO & THE BAYOU GYPSIES Benefit concert. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, Barn Theatre, Arabian Knights Farm, 6526 Clarendon Hills Rd., Willowbrook. 630-415-1405.

NAKED & SHAMELESS Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

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, Sundays, 3 PM, and Thursdays, 8 PM, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn. 773-477-8088.

PYRAMIDS OF PENIS Bijou Boys Cabaret performances themed on the "sexual dynasties of Egypt." Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, midnight, Bijou Theater, 1349 N. Wells. 312-409-8100.

RESIDENTS Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 312-559-1212.

CATHY RICHARDSON BAND, ALICE PEACOCK BAND Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

SARAH RIDGE Free in-store performance. Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

DAVE ROHBOCK Free in-store performance. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

KRISTIN RONNE Free concert. Fri 2/23, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CATHY SCHENKELBERG Sun 2/18, 2 PM, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill, Elmhurst. 630-834-0202.

STOLIE Free in-store performance. Sat 2/17, 3:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

STYLISTICS, DRAMATICS, CHI-LITES, DELFONICS, HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES Sat 2/24, 7 and 11 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

TESLA Thu 2/22 and Fri 2/23 (Fri 2/23 sold out), 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

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.

UNFORGETTABLE: THE NAT KING COLE STORY Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

WAY OF THE DRAGON Shade Free DJ music event with Robert Armani, Delta 9, Acidman, 3D, Jes One, Chyna Queen of the Jungle, Abducted, Jason Mendelke, Deadly Sin, Nicholas Michaels, Dysfunktion, Lame Brane, Mood Swing & others. Sat 2/17, location to be announced. 312-458-9144 or 773-207-2782.

CAROLYN WEHNER Free concert. Wed 2/21, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

AARON WILLIAMS Free in-store performance. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

WINTER BLANKET Free in-store performance. Fri 2/23, 5 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Sour, Clip, Soulfix, Slave Ship. Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Antje, Kelly Kessler & the Wichita Shut-ins, Mark Sheehy. Wed 2/21, 9 PM, Druha Trava, Cornmeal. Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Beatnik Turtles, Tide. Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Freakwater, Paulina Hollers. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 2/22, Red Pop Theory. 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.

ARENA SPORTS BAR 630 W. Lake, Elmhurst: Thu 2/22, 8:30 PM, Texas Flood. 630-832-3742.

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, "Departures" with DJ Andre Solaris. Saturdays, DJs Jimmie Page & Jeff Moyer. 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 2/17, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 2/24, Blind Scramble. 630-393-3141.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 2/16, Last Drag, Bondo, Trading Brains. Sat 2/17, Van Go, Post Office, Wes Hollywood Show. Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Tommy John Surgery, Hired Goons. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 2/21, Knockhopper. Thu 2/22, Hammerlane, Spinshine. Fri 2/23, Matthew, Dignin. Sat 2/24, Howie Kantoff, John Mathie, Josh Chicoine & friends. 773-281-4444.

BERLIN 954 W. Belmont: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Fridays, 11 PM-5 AM, Saturdays, 11 PM-4 AM Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays, DJ Greg Haus. Saturdays, DJs Christopher Robin & Greg Haus. Mondays, DJ Boa. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wednesdays, DJ Larissa, DJ Ruslan. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. Sat 2/17, 9:30 PM, A New January; 11 PM, DJ Billy Seagrave. Thu 2/22, DJ Hector Lopez. Sat 2/24, 9:30 PM, Peccavi. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, DJ Samnation spins music by Prince. 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, DJ Slowride. Wednesdays, DJs Mary Jane & AM/PM. Thu 2/22, 11 PM, Wild Woodys. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/16, T-Bag & Richie. Sat 2/17, Rapture of Noon, Kleinfelter, Boxer, Soul Vasq. Thu 2/22, Thick Red Shag, Soulfinger, Pearly Sweets, Platonics. Fri 2/23, Apartment, Your Mom SRO. Sat 2/24, Lucius War Baby, Area Man, Nathan Payne, Little Man. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Sat 2/17, DJ Garth. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 2/21, DJ Phix. Sat 2/24, DJ Nique, Mike Steele. 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.

BLACK ORCHID Piper's Alley, 230 W. North: Sat 2/17, 8 PM, "The Love Lounge" features an open mike, performances by Neena, the Poetree & Xxxtreme, and DJ Malik Shabazz. 312-944-2200.

BONE DADDY 551 N. Ogden: Wednesdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Matt Weber. 312-226-6666.

BOOKERS BACKYARD 550 S. McClean, Elgin: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Guitar Dave. Sat 2/17, Tumbleweed. Fri 2/23, Weeds. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/17, Dante's Voodoo Lounge. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. Fri 2/23, Miracle Orchestra. Sat 2/24, Lovehouse, Ed Burn. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 2/16, Our Little Secret, Triangle Green. Sat 2/17, Tractor Boy. Wednesdays, open jam session. Sat 2/24, Swank, Penny Dreadful. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 2/16, Groovepushers. Sat 2/17, B.M.C. Sun 2/18, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band. 773-528-0888.

BUDDIES' 3301 N. Clark: Restaurant and bar. Fri 2/16, 10:30 PM, Valerie James. Thu 2/22, DJ Mark (Fleetwood Mac tribute). 773-477-4066.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/23, the Wave. 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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/16, Dan Formica. Sat 2/17, Twang Bang. Fri 2/23, Casey McDonough. Sat 2/24, Bryan Harrell. 847-256-8870.

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

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin 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.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Saturdays, 8:30 PM, Urban Djin. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Susanna & the Hollywoods. 773-384-2547.

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

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Wed 2/21, 9 PM, Rick Saucedo (Elvis tribute). Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHAMPS ROCK ROOM 5728 W. 87th, Burbank: Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Lifeblood, Sugar, Soul's Demise. 708-499-4140.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Further Notice. Sat 2/17, Rick Saucedo. Fri 2/23, Artificial Flavor. Sat 2/24, Six Strings Down. 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 2/17, Leddie Garcia, DJs spin music of the 80s in the VIP room. 312-266-1200.

CLUB EDEN 3407 N. Clark: DJs spin 9 PM-3 AM on two floors. 773-327-4646.

CLUB FOOT 1824 W. Augusta: DJs spin alternative and dance music nightly at 10 PM; no cover. 773-489-0379.

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

CLUB PM 2047 N. Milwaukee: Sun 2/18, 9 PM-4 AM, La Querida de Cortez, La Juala, La Kausa, DJs Matador, Prieto, Fantasma, Sombra & Dracula. 312-421-5272 or 312-559-1212.

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 2/16, Urban Rhythm. Sat 2/17, Tippler Contingent. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 2/23, Phat Phunktion. 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 2/16 through Mon 2/19, Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners. Tue 2/20 through Sat 2/24, We're Late & We Smell Like Beer. 847-520-4800.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/17, Mystery Train. Sat 2/24, R-Gang. 847-952-8555.

CROBAR THE NIGHTCLUB 1543 N. Kingsbury: DJs play dance music Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays after 10 PM. Fri 2/16, David Waxman, Chris Gin, Hiroki. 312-413-7000.

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/16, Domestic Problems, Knee Deep Shag. Sat 2/17, 10:30 PM, Freshwater Collins, Mag Scrambler. Sun 2/18, 5 PM, Apocalypse Hoboken, Gaza Strippers, Amazing Crowns, Boris the Sprinkler, the Bomb (all-ages show). Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 2/23, Union Underground, Dust for Life, Slaves on Dope. Sun 2/25, 5 PM, Penny & the Loafers, the Dog & Everything, Swizzle Tree, Close Enough, Retro Morning (all-ages show). 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 2/16, Underwater People. Wednesdays, 8 PM, DJ spins 60s and 70s dance music. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Sat 2/24, Mr. Myers. 847-541-4700.

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. Mondays, 8 PM, Dan Stetzel. 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. Sun 2/18, DJ Alex. Mon 2/19, DJs Andrew & Chris S. spin punk. Tue 2/20, DJ Traci Atoms. Thu 2/22, DJ Chuck Wren spins ska. Sun 2/25, DJ Chris Jerk. 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: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Luna (see Spot Check), Butterfly Child. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Luna (see Spot Check), Kevin Tihista's Red Terror (sold out). Sun 2/18, 10 PM, Liquid Soul. Mon 2/19, 9 PM, Taking Pictures, Tekulvi, Hertzsprung Gap, Tommy John Surgery. Wed 2/21, 9:30 PM, Pistol Whipped, Returnables, Time Beings. Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Infamous, Pivot Man, Mr. Pill. Fri 2/23, 10 PM, New Duncan Imperials, Drapes, Woolworthy. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Verbow, Tallulah, Summer Chance. 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 2/17, Stevie Starlite. Sat 2/24, Animation (Rush tribute band). 815-834-0084.

DRINK 702 W. Fulton: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, DJs Justin & Tony. Saturdays, DJs Myke T, Kid Craig & Tony. Sun 2/18, "Black Bra" lesbian dance party with CC Carter, Valerie James, and others. 312-733-7800.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 2/16, Trippin' Billies. Sat 2/17, Johnny Star & the Meteors. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Aaron Aggarwal (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 2/23, Evolution Band. Sat 2/24, Alex & the All Stars. 815-356-9980.

DULCE VIDA CAFE 1338 W. Madison: Fridays, 7 PM-midnight, DJs spin with MCs Neo Nate & Gypsy (open mike starts at 9 PM; no cover). 312-666-1920.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays (on two stages), 9 PM Mondays, 9:30 PM Tuesdays through Thursdays. Fri 2/16, Jostelen Weed, Naughty Boy Jack. Sat 2/17, Liquid Soul. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 2/23, Then Again. Sat 2/24, Zoso. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Bob's Yer Uncle, Greedy Gretchen, Telstar. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Bumpus, Funktelligence, Gayle Ritt. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 2/19, 9:15 PM, Lexie Bloor Band, West of Rome. Tue 2/20, 9 PM, Sickside, Dimebox. Wed 2/21, 9:15 PM, the Feel, Floor 13. Thu 2/22, Chris Connelly, Chris Ligon, Marydee Reynolds & others perform after the Chicago Underground Film Festival screening of Plaster Caster (see Post No Bills). Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Super Big, Chapter F, Royal Brown. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, National Drag, Villains, Swerve. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 2/17, Batteries Not Included. Fri 2/23, Nighttime Lover. Sat 2/24, Cryin' Souls. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/16, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Sixto, Hero of a Hundred Fights. Sat 2/17, Shipping News (see Spot Check), Viza-Noir, Tekulvi. Sun 2/18, Promise Ring, Centromatic, Fair Verona. Mon 2/19, 9 PM, Rich Hopkins & the Luminarios, the Motion, Paperbacks, Fawns. Thu 2/22, Hrvatski (see Critic's Choice), Salvo Beta, K-Rad. Fri 2/23, Archer Prewitt, Bosco & Jorge, Winter Blanket. Sat 2/24, Chicago Underground Trio, All Rectangle, Designer. Sun 2/25, Jordan Zawideh, DJ Dumb American. 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. 312-338-3788.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 2/23, Randy Amundsen. 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 2/16, Standing Room Only. Sat 2/17, Four Story. Wed 2/21, Red Pop Theory. Thu 2/22, Deja Vu. Fri 2/23, Decades. Sat 2/24, Seventh Heaven. 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 in Club Mamalu at 9 PM. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Shipping News (see Spot Check), Sidekick Kato, Elizabeth Elmore & friends (John Henry memorial show). Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Missing Tooth, Xbxrx, V.D. Sun 2/18, 6 PM, Black Left Pinky, Introversion. Tue 2/20, 7 PM, Duane Peters, Hunns, Rolemodels, Dorks, Callaghan. Fri 2/23, 7 PM, Happy Supply, Furnace St., National Splits, Boy Lion. Sat 2/24, 7 PM, Sig Transit Gloria, Tom Daily, Volenteers, Creature Comforts, Herc. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Methadones, Yesterday's Kids, Leghounds, Mexican Cheerleader. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Rico. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Robbie Fulks, Saps. Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Kevin Gordon, Riptones. Sat 2/24, 9:30 PM, Heartsfield. 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. Fri 2/16, Only Sons. Sat 2/17, Public I. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 2/23, Maggie Speaks. Sat 2/24, American English (Beatles tribute band). 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 2/21, 9:30 PM, Escape From Earth, Sleeping at Last (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin Tuesdays through Saturdays after 10 PM. Sat 2/17, DJs spin bhangra, Hindi, hip-hop, and underground house. 312-932-9289.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/16, Epicycle, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Mystery Guest. Sat 2/17, Wingnuts, Brother Lowdown. Mon 2/19, annual Love Goddess show with Jamie Lynne Paradise. Fri 2/23, Garrett Lane, Nancy Connelly. Sat 2/24, Leroy Fix, Redneck Exorcist. 773-489-5471.

GENTRY 440 N. State: Cabaret acts perform nightly. Fridays, 5:30 PM, Geoffrey Cuellar; 9:30 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Saturdays, 10 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Beckie Menzie. Mon 2/19, 5:30 PM, John Paluch; 9 PM, Robert Whorton & Beckie Menzie. Tue 2/20, 5:30 PM, Boris Marques; 9 PM, Beckie Menzie. Wed 2/21 and Thu 2/22, 5:30 PM, Michael McAssey; 9 PM, Paul Marinaro & Russ Long. 312-836-0933.

GENTRY ON HALSTED 3320 N. Halsted: Fridays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 9:30 PM, Matt Yee. Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Catherine Smitko & Lex McCauley; 10 PM, Matt Yee. Sundays, 6 PM, Honey West & Bob Moreen; 9:30 PM, Matt Yee. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Russell Alan Rowe; 9:30 PM, Nan Mason & Bill Underwood. Tue 2/20, 7:30 PM, Jim Wright & Michael McAssey; 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Dan Stetzel. Wed 2/21, 7:30 PM, Justin Hayford; 9:30 PM, Matt Yee. Thursdays, 5:30 PM, Jared Michaels; 9:30 PM, Matt Yee. 773-348-1053.

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 2/17, Selective Recall. Sat 2/24, Lisa Rene. 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 2/16, Big Hello, Lovelies. Sat 2/17, Million Yen, Poonsapaya. Thu 2/22, Bryter, Royal Brown. Fri 2/23, Wombats, Grainan. Sat 2/24, Ouray, Cathy Braaten Band. 773-472-5139.

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

HARD ROCK CAFE 63 W. Ontario: All-ages shows; no cover. Saturdays, midnight, DJs Mixin' Marc, Chris Tomasone & Rick Guerrero. Thu 2/22, 10 PM, Frogs, Ollie Davidson & the Reason Four, Sapo, Spankenstein. 312-943-2252.

HARRIGAN'S 2816 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/17, Daffy's Clean Scooter. 773-248-5933.

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. Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Anne-Marie Akin Band. Fri 2/23, 10:30 PM, Lush Budgett. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Whiskey Kitchen. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Joey Edwin. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Bobby Conn, Competitorr, Happy Supply. Mon 2/19, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 2/21, 9:30 PM, Blacks, Katherine Chronis. Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Gaberdine, Plastics Hi-Fi. Fri 2/23, 9:30 PM, Nerves, Dishes, Mistreaters. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Handsome Family, Paulina Hollers. Sun 2/25, New Pornographers, Mr. Rudy Day. 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 2/16, Core. Sat 2/17, Flapjacks, Railrod Gin. Fri 2/23, Peking Turtle, Calico Cats. Sat 2/24, Generations. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Tue 2/20, 8 PM, Art Union Humanscape, Dave Pavkovic Band. Thu 2/22, 7 PM, "Celebrity Karaoke" benefit for Inner Voice Inc. organization for the homeless with Val Landon, DaVante Stone, Tony Sculfield, Gentlemen of Leisure & others. Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Marvin Tate's D-Settlement, Pat Smillie Band. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, Bacon Brothers, Cindy Alexander. Sat 2/17, Buckwheat Zydeco, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sun 2/18, Cameo, DJ Diego, Ramonski Love. Wed 2/21, Turnstyles, Josie, Blue Marvin. Thu 2/22, Ratt, Enuff Z'nuff, Seventh Heaven. Fri 2/23, Fabulous Thunderbirds. Sat 2/24, Pleasing Betty, Simmering, Heavon.com. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Armored Saint, Ion Vein, Smoke. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

INDEPENDENCE TAP 3932 W. Irving Park: Fridays, 9 PM, open mike. 773-588-2385.

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 2/16, Arra. Sat 2/17, Underwater People, King's Highway. Sun 2/18, DJs E-Smoove, Uncle Milty, Andre Harris & Finesse. Thu 2/22, Virginia Coalition. Fri 2/23, Freelance Pallbearers. Sat 2/24, Whiskey Kitchen, Tim Mahoney. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Cirrus Falcon. Sat 2/17, Kameron Fry. 773-248-3600.

JOY-BLUE 3998 N. Southport: DJs spin after 10 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays, 8 PM, Dan Darrah. 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 DJs Tim Bogosian, Jimmie Page, Chris Thomasone, Johnny Chaos, and DJ Kidd. 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Opie Gone Bad, Zambow. Sat 2/17, Hoochie Suit, Mini Ruebens. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Love Monkeys, Remedy. Sat 2/24, Red Pop Theory, Boatbuilders. 773-975-0505.

LEG ROOM 7 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Sundays after 8 PM. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Sam Post (no cover). 312-337-2583.

LIAR'S CLUB 1665 W. Fullerton: DJs spin nightly at 9 PM. Sundays, Machine Gun Etiquette DJs spin old school punk and glam. Mondays, DJ Scott Lucas. Tuesdays, DJs Rich Gonshak, Brian Borden & Kevin Loftus. Wednesdays, DJ Kevin Tihista. 773-665-1110.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, weeknights at 9 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM; no cover. Thursdays, open mike hosted by Alec & Anyone's Guess. Sat 2/24, Hillbillies From Space. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Thursdays, Cedar Case. 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.

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. Fri 2/16, Pete Special Band, Almighty Rogers. Sat 2/17, Wild Ones, Roger & the Wraybans. Sun 2/18, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. Tue 2/20, 9 PM, Team Rock-it, Almighty Rogers. Wed 2/21, 9 PM, Mickey Brothers. Thu 2/22, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 2/23, Lexie Bloor, Deana's House. Sat 2/24, DJ Ray Fielder (no cover). 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, DJs Mark Grant & Jevon Jackson with percussionist Louis Roman. Sat 2/17, Frique, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, 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, DJ Red Lox. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thu 2/22, 7 PM, "Wam Bam Poetry Slam" with music by DJ Yellowfist; 10 PM, Murray Richardson, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Sat 2/24, Luke Solomon & Rob Mello, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Luke Solomon & Rob Mello, Spencer Kincy. 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 and Sundays through Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, DJs Jim Lewis & Tom McBride. Sundays, 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. Fri 2/16, Old #8, Devil in a Woodpile, Chris Ligon. Sat 2/17, Almighty Senators, East Village Project. Tuesdays, Anish. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 2/22, 9:30 PM, Joe Armstrong, Backwash. Sat 2/24, Pedal Steel Transmission, Forty Piece Choir, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. 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: Wed 2/21, Cirrus Falcon. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Wed 2/21, Rock Candy. Sat 2/24, 1160. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 2/16, 6:30 PM, Starball, SugarfriedsuperO's, Kameron Fry, Omin. Sat 2/17, 6:30 PM, the Elvi, Vacation Bible School, Shifter, Mkshft. Sun 2/18, 4:45 AM, Insomnia; 6:30 PM, Flathead Fillups, Urt, Escape From Earth, Paul Draws Blank. Tuesdays, 10 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Wed 2/21, 10 PM, DJ Boy George. Thu 2/22, 7:30 PM, Neo-Futurists present "30 Bands in 60 Minutes" with the Ellen Rosner Band, Verbow, Frisbie, Twang Bang, Spies Who Surf, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers, 7th Heaven, Enuff Z'nuff, Dolly Varden, Paul Wertico Trio, Young Fathers, Box-O-Car, Anna Fermin & Trigger Gospel, Ralph Covert, Torben Floor, Tautologic, Bucky Halker & the Complete Unknowns, Slugs, Scarlet Life, Monkey Paw, Convulsions, New Duncan Imperials, Kat Parsons Project, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Chris Greene & New Perspective, Tallulah, Coin, Matt Tiegler Band, Tristen, and J. Davis Trio. Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Matthew Sweet, Frisbie, Waxwings. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Matthew Sweet, Josh Joplin Group, Frisbie. Sun 2/25, 6:30 PM, Muchacha, Arrivals, Land of the El Caminos, Mashers; 11 PM, Talib Kweli. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Empty Can. Fri 2/23, Lake Effect. 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. Fri 2/16, Baldwin Brothers, Organic Mind Unit, Cool Play. Sat 2/17, Hellshock, Rebels Without Applause. Sundays, DJs Heede & Warp. Tuesdays, "Triptych" open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open turntables; midnight, DJs Dr. Deege Gnosis & Melvin X. Sat 2/24, Tossers. 773-764-6401.

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: Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Blinded From Glue. 773-728-5010.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/17, Minna Bromberg. Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Tiny Hairs. 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 2/16, 10 PM, Today's My Super Spaceout Day, Mil Mulliganos, Israel. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Homunculus, Admiral Walker; 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 2/23, 10 PM, Left Undone, Javier Mendoza. Sat 2/24, DJs Alo & I-Ron spin late. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Crash. Sat 2/17, Drop. Fri 2/23, Stevie Starlite. Sat 2/24, Kashmir. 708-756-0600.

OLD TINLEY PUB & EATERY 17020 S. Oak Park, Tinley Park: Sat 2/17, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-422-8017 or 708-532-4409.

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.

LE PASSAGE RESTAURANT & YOW BAR 1 Oak Place: DJs spin after 10 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. In Yow Bar: Fridays, DJ Mood. Saturdays, Joe Phillips. Wednesdays, Ben Greene. In Le Passage: Fridays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Saturdays, Oscar McMillan. Wed 2/21, 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. Sat 2/17, Whiskey Drill, Bits. Sun 2/18, Dugo. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 2/21, Steve Dvorak. Thu 2/22, Bible of the Devil, Yaquza, Los Shut Up. Fri 2/23, Genuine Goat, Ambulance. Sat 2/24, Stockboy, Platonics. 773-486-9862.

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

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Fri 2/16, Rockin' Billy & the Wild Coyotes. Saturdays, DJ Rikshaw. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Tue 2/20, 9 PM, the Help. 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. Sat 2/17, Great Plains Gypsies (no cover). 312-243-1246.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Wed 2/21, 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: 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.

REILLY'S DAUGHTER 4010 W. 111th, Oak Lawn: Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Foam Rubber, Shady Grove. 708-423-1188.

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 2/16, 10 PM, Sarah Harmer (see Spot Check), Steph Turner Overdrive. Sat 2/17, 7 PM, Glen Phillips, John Mayer (sold out). Sun 2/18, 4 and 7 PM, Glen Phillips, John Mayer (sold out). Mon 2/19, 8 PM, Fisher, Michelle Cross. Tue 2/20, 9 PM, Quasar Wut Wut, Cudahy, Twigs Tricycle. Wed 2/21, 9 PM, Zack, Pontius CoPilot, Serum. Thu 2/22, 9 PM, and Fri 2/23, 7 and 10 PM, Mojave 3 (see Spot Check), Sid Hillman Quartet (Thu 2/22 and Fri 2/23 late show sold out). Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Labradford, Atmospheric Audio Chair. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Read Letter, Sparkledrive, NU. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 2/17, Liquid Courage. Sat 2/24, Major Woody. 630-372-2900.

SIDEOUTS 4018 Roberts, Island Lake: Music after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Wiz Kid. Sat 2/17, Libido Funk Circus. Thu 2/22, Sweet Jane. Sat 2/24, Dye Alive. 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.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Achim Wollscheid (see Critic's Choice). Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Swedish sound artist CM Von Hausswolff. 773-227-3617.

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: 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.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 2/17, 10 PM, V.90. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 2/16, Darrell Woodson, Michael Serafini. Sat 2/17, Synergy, Brett Haynes. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Fri 2/23, Darrell Woodson, DJ V. Sat 2/24, Dave Brock, Christopher Robin. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Infamous, Disarray, Stage Seven, Waste. Sat 2/17, 5 and 10 PM, benefit for Rich Lipscomb with Anal Blast, Waco Jesus, Reprobation. Fri 2/23, Lynch Mob, Cutlass. Sat 2/24, Withdrawal, Boogatta Fix, In Spite of You, Blue Fusion. 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.

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, Conways, Benjamins, Jettison. Sat 2/17, Kilswitch, Staid of Mind, Fault Line, Without a Prayer. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Cancer Merchants, Audiobiography, Unclaimed Baggage. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Thu 2/22, 7 PM, Vilius, Rachel Mylan. Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, Tossers, Your Dad, Matics. Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Wolcott, Alister, Frederick. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Mike, Short, Arm Trick, Color Blind. 708-922-9950.

SPY BAR 646 N. Franklin: DJs spin 10:30 PM-4 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 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 2/16, benefit for the American Heart Association with Bamboo Grove, Rebecca's Statue. Sat 2/17, Men Not Gods, Sister Child, Slaveship. Fri 2/23, Waystation, Oval Opus. Sat 2/24, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Clyde Stubblefield. 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.

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Fri 2/16, 9:30 PM, Arch Visceral Parlor, Flutter. 773-472-4405.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 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 2/16, Ivan Klipstein. Sat 2/17, Mary Janes, Joe Armstrong. Mon 2/19, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Marlon. Wed 2/21, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase with Matt Tiegler, Dag Juhlin & Tommi Zender. Fri 2/23, Tim Hort & Tamara Pierce. Sat 2/24, Seven Day Run, Greg Klyma. Sun 2/25, Donna Adler. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Del Rey. Sat 2/17, After Grace. Sundays, DJ Nole spins R&B, funk, and old school. 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. 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.

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 7, 9, and 11 PM, Tom & Lisa. Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 and 9 PM, Voltaire's variety show. 773-528-3136.

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 2/16, Urban Underground. Sat 2/17, Michael Heaton Band. Fri 2/23, Short Cuts. Sat 2/24, Hurricane Gumbo. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 2/16, Marty Lloyd Band. Sat 2/17, Weed Street Band, Intrinsic. Thu 2/22, Javier Mendoza, Ekoostik Hookah. Fri 2/23, Bottle of Justus, Mark Watson Band. Sat 2/24, Garbo Swag, Red Team. 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.

WEEDS 1555 N. Dayton: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Fri 2/16, Blind Dreams. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 2/23, Midlife Crisis. 312-943-7815.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Fridays 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 2/16, S.W.A.M.P. Sat 2/17, Carl Brown, Melaku. Sun 2/18 and Sun 2/25, Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 2/21, Carl Brown. Thu 2/22, Belizean Vibes. Fri 2/23, Baaro. Sat 2/24, Boom Shaka, Dansika. 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 (2/22 with Wishing Chair & Kate Sloan Fiffer). 773-907-3500.

WINNERS ON LINCOLN 4530 N. Lincoln: Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Meroband, Cherry Bombs, Jeanie Miller Band. 773-271-0401.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Main Street Breakdown. Sat 2/17, Pon. Wed 2/21, Arthur Lee & the Cats. Thu 2/22, Jack Straw. Fri 2/23, the Gruv. 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.

ZELLA 1983 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 8 PM, Big Al Estrada sings music of Frank Sinatra. 773-549-2910.

ZENTRA 923 W. Weed: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 2/16, Supa DJ Dmitry, Cedric, DJ Pap, Ron Carroll, Justin Long, Sativa. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

AMERICAN HERITAGE "A program celebrating God and country" featuring American Indian and popular music and spirituals. Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630 or 630-964-4871.

COMMON TATERS, PHIL COOPER, SUSAN URBAN & KATE EARLY, HOME BREW, JIM SIMONIS, ART LANG & CATHY CIOLAC, STEVE & JENNY MOSS, BOB & MICKY HOLDSWORTH Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. 773-271-7127.

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, JUSTIN EARLE Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

HOW AFRICA MET IRELAND IN SONG with Michael J. Miles & friends, Glenda Baker, BLT, Kathy Cowan, Tony Dale, Yaya Kabo, Valerie Mindel, Laurence Nugent, William Simms & Michael Taylor. Fri 2/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOEL MABUS, CHRISTINE GAYLORD Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

LAURENCE NUGENT Sat 2/24, 8 PM, David Adler Cultural Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville. 847-367-0707.

O'HARA, LAFFEY & FURLONG, NOWAKOWSKIS Sun 2/18, 7 PM, Greenleaf Grill, 301 Greenleaf, Gurnee. 847-949-5355.

ON THE MAINLINE Free in-store performance. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 15160 S. La Grange, Orland Park. 708-460-7566.

BILL STAINES Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sundays, 8 PM, Paddy Reilly, Irish jam session. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Patrick Street. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Fenians. 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 2/17, Deanna Varagona. Sun 2/18 and Sun 2/25, Can-Ky-Ree. 773-384-2547.

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

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

CHANGES 206 Centre, Park Forest: Bookstore and cafe; music at 8 PM. Sat 2/17, On the Mainline. 708-747-9190.

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 2/21, DJ Rob Miller spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). 847-358-9150.

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

FIFTH PROVINCE PUB Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox: Music after 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Dooley Brothers. Sat 2/17, Dal Riada. Fri 2/23, Velvet Green. Sat 2/24, Dyed in the Wool. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Tue 2/20, 8 PM, open stage hosted by Richard Burnett & Ron Lazzeretti with the What. Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Cornmeal, Cedar Creek. 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.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/23, 10:30 PM, Lush Budgett. Sat 2/24, 10:30 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. 773-465-8005.

HIDDEN SHAMROCK 2723 N. Halsted: Sundays, 3 PM, traditional Irish jam session. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, Whiskey Hollow Bluegrass Band. 773-883-0304.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 2/18, 4 PM, children's show with Kelly Hogan, Lucky Break, and the 5 Spot Quintet. 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.

JACK DESMOND'S IRISH PUB 10339 S. Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge: Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 708-857-7910.

JOE'S BE-BOP CAFE & JAZZ EMPORIUM Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand: Restaurant with music at 6 PM. Sat 2/24, Chicago Cajun Aces. 312-595-5299.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Sat 2/24, 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.

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Mon 2/19, 9 PM, Kieran O'Hare. Tuesdays, 10 PM, Anish. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Cathal Hayden, Eamon McElholm. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 2/17, Gavin Coyle. Sat 2/24, Lootheads. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 2/17, Lootheads. 630-513-6300.

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Mondays, 10 PM, DJs spin country music. 773-743-5955.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, songwriter circle hosted by Al Day with Bob Long & Tim Menard. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. Sat 2/24, Tricia Alexander. 773-743-3355.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Wed 2/21, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Hardley Parton & G-Spot Willie Jones. 312-243-1246.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Wed 2/21, 9 PM, Billy J. Ivers & the Lonesome City Bluegrass Jam. 773-276-9730.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Darden Smith. 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 2/16, Dan Zahn & Chris McNamara. Fri 2/23, Mike Casey. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Ivan Klipstein. Thu 2/22, 8:30 PM, Ben Porter. 773-929-3680.

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. Fri 2/16, Mark Denardo, Alex Bent, David Azizi. Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Dan Fulkerson. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. Fri 2/23, 2 PM, Larry Van Arb Band. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JIM BELUSHI & THE SACRED HEARTS Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

ERIC BIBB, JOSH WHITE JR. See Critic's Choice. Sun 2/18, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CHORDS OF GOLD "Songs of Jubilee" gospel concert. Sun 2/18, 3:30 PM, Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood. 773-779-3355.

EDDY CLEARWATER Free "Speakin' of the Blues" performance and discussion. Fri 2/16, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

DEVIL IN A WOODPILE Free admission. Thu 2/22, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

FAMOUS BROTHERS Free admission. Thu 2/22, 6:30 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MAGIC SLIM & THE TEARDROPS, FERNANDO JONES & MY BAND Fri 2/23, 7 PM, Illinois Room, Chicago Circle Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted. 312-413-5070.

JADE MAZE Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

OAK PARK/RIVER FOREST HIGH SCHOOL GOSPEL CHOIR Free in-store concert. Sat 2/17, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

FRANK RAVEN & THE BLUE WATUSIS Free in-store performances. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, Rte. 83 & 16th, Oak Brook. 630-574-0800. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

THE RELEVANCE OF GOSPEL WITH BRENDA MITCHELL STEWART, MICHAEL THOMPSON & VALERIE NICHOLSON Benefit for Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Art of Makin' Music Foundation, and Prairie State College Black Student Union. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 7 PM, auditorium, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights. 847-733-2072.

MAVIS STAPLES Tribute to Mahalia Jackson with the Saint Sabina Levites. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Governors Hwy. and Stuenkel Rd., University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

TONY TIDWELL & RIGHTEOUS LIVING MINISTRIES WITH JONATHAN FLUKER Free gospel concert. Sat 2/17, 7 PM, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3343 or 630-617-6100.

WAILIN' WALTER & THE BLUES SCREAMERS Free concert. Fri 2/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

JOSH WHITE JR. Free in-store performance; see Critic's Choice. Sat 2/17, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

blues, gospel, r&b

clubs

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

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

AUSTIN'S SOUTHWEST CAFE 481 Peterson, Libertyville: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Barrelhouse Chuck & the Blue Lights. 847-549-1972.

BEALE STREET BLUES CAFE 1550 N. Rand, Palatine: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Melva LeBlanc & the Blue Groove. Sat 2/17, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Tuesdays, open blues jam with J.B. Ritchie. Thursdays, Working Man's blues jam. Fri 2/23, Cold Sweat. Sat 2/24, James Wheeler Band. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 2/20, Eddy Clearwater Band. Wed 2/21, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, James Wheeler Band with Zora Young. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 2/20, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Eddie King & the Swamp Bees (see Critic's Choice). Sat 2/17, Michael Coleman. Sun 2/18, Lindsey Alexander. Mon 2/19, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 2/20, James Wheeler. Wed 2/21, pro jam hosted by Big Ray. Thu 2/22, New Orleans Beau & the Big Easy. Fri 2/23, Vino Louden. 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. Fri 2/16, Little Arthur Duncan. 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 2/16, 5:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 9:30 PM, Eddy Clearwater, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. Sat 2/17, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Wayne Baker Brooks, Zitto. Sun 2/18, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Devil in a Woodpile. Mon 2/19, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 2/20, Jimmy Burns. Wed 2/21, Chris Beard. Thu 2/22, Preston Shannon. Fri 2/23, 5:30 PM, Fruteland Jackson; 9:30 PM, Otis Rush, Mondos Blue Angels. Sat 2/24, 6:30 PM, Rick "Cookin'" Sherry; 10 PM, Johnnie Bassett, Jimmy Burns. Sun 2/25, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 312-427-0333.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Sam Cockrell & Nighttime Lover. 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 2/16, Sat 2/17, 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 2/16, Wayne Toups. Sat 2/17, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support. Fri 2/23, Anthony Gomes Band. Sat 2/24, Cadillac Dave & the Chicago Red Hots. 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 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 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 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Chick Rodgers & Masheen Company. 312-341-9787.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Deerfield: Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Lonnie Brooks, Sam Cockrell & the Groove. 847-541-4700.

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.

EPITOME 2347 S. Michigan: Fri 2/23, 8:30 PM, Tyrone Davis, Willie Clayton. 312-326-2300.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 2/16, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 2/17, Charles Walker & Johnny Jones & the Soul & Blues Revue. Sun 2/18, John Primer. Thu 2/22, Joe Moss. Fri 2/23, Eddie C. Campbell. Sat 2/24, Phil Guy. Sun 2/25, Jimmy Burns. 312-266-2400.

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. Tue 2/20, open jam with Fish & the Bluefins featuring Robert Kramer. 773-489-5471.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Rodney Brown & Hot Rod. 773-395-0066.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 2/17, 9:30 PM, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Tue 2/20, 8:30 PM, Scott Nev Band (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 2/24, 9:30 PM, Eddie Shaw & Wolf Gang. 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: Sun 2/18, 5 PM, benefit for LAMBB House Shelter for Homeless Women and Children with Otis Clay, Rev. Ozzie Smith Jr., Rev. David Batts & others. 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 2/16 and Sat 2/17, No Mercy Band. Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Buckwheat Zydeco, Big James & the Chicago Playboys (on the main stage). Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, John Primer, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Sundays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band, Casey Jones. Mondays and Wednesdays, Howard Scott & Chick Rodgers, Andre Taylor & Nellie "Tiger" Travis. Tuesdays, Lindsey Alexander, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Thu 2/22, tribute to Dave Myers with Billy Boy Arnold, Eddie C. Campbell, Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Taylor Jr., Lurrie Bell, Sammy Fender, Dave Specter, Lacey Gibson, Harmonica Hinds, Little Bobby, Elmore James Jr., Jesse Fortune, Wabi, Barrelhouse Chuck, Bob Stroger, Matthew Skoller, and Taildragger, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. 312-566-0555.

LEE'S UNLEADED BLUES 7401 S. South Chicago: Music after 9 PM. Fridays, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Sat 2/17, Mary Lane & the No-Static Blues Band with Lynn Lane, Pat Smillie & others. Sundays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-493-3477.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Cadillac Dave & His Chicago Red Hots. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Eddie Taylor Jr. Band. Sat 2/17, Calvin "Cal" Harrington & the Crew. Fri 2/23, 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.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Paul Kaye. 630-446-4001.

MICHAEL'S LOUNGE Harvey Inn and Convention Center, 17040 S. Halsted, Harvey: Music at 9 PM. Fri 2/16, Willie Kent & the Gents. Sat 2/17, Johnny Drummer & the Starlighters. Fri 2/23, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 708-331-0700.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 2/17, Dave Specter. Sat 2/24, Big Sweaty Men. 773-252-1155.

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

113 CLUB 113 E. 47th: Fri 2/16, 8 PM, David "Chainsaw" Dupont. 773-548-0700.

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Thu 2/22, Dave Weld Blues Band. 847-328-0399.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Fri 2/16, 9:30 PM, Smilin' Bobbie & His Blues Machine. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 2/20, Rockin' Johnny. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 2/17, Rockin' Johnny. Thu 2/22, Suede & Blue Roy. Fri 2/23, Keith Scott Trio. Sat 2/24, Carl Davis Trio. 847-266-1313.

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Fri 2/16, Woody Johnson Band. Sat 2/17, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 815-477-0340.

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Fri 2/16, 9:30 PM, Liz Mandville Greeson, Mark Buerschaper, Joe Esparra, Chocolate Danny, Mighty Joe (no cover). Sundays, 9 PM, open jam hosted by Blues Effect. 773-276-9730.

REDFISH Voodoo Lounge, 400 N. State: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM; no cover. Sat 2/17, Steve Ditzell & Blue Lightning. Fri 2/23, Kingsnakes. Sat 2/24, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-467-1600.

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sundays, blues jam hosted by the Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 2/22, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 7:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Michael Coleman, Dion Payton. Sat 2/17, Percy Strother, Dion Payton. Sun 2/18 and Sun 2/25, Joanna Connor, Carlos Johnson. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wed 2/21, Chico Banks, Carl Weathersby. Thu 2/22, Jim Mann, Howlin' Wolf Jr., Masheen Company. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Carl Weathersby, Dion Payton. 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 2/16, 8:30 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band, Lurrie Bell Band. Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, benefit for Bessie's Home for Battered Women & Children with Sir Dobyné & the Sounds of Hakeem with Tommy Green & Larry Johnson (see Critic's Choice). Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 2/22, blues jam hosted by Eomot RaSun. Fri 2/23, Rockin' Johnny Band with Eddie Shaw. Sat 2/24, Sugar Blue. 773-342-0452.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 2/17, 10:30 PM, Alvin Youngblood Hart (see Critic's Choice), Diamond Joe Greene. 773-525-2508.

THE SHACK 20886 W. Park, Mundelein: Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-566-7000.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Bill Lupkin Blues Band. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. Wed 2/21, Steve Cushing & the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Fri 2/23, Barclay 3. Sat 2/24, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

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

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music at 10 PM in the upstairs Cabaret Room: Sat 2/24, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Clyde Stubblefield. 773-278-6600.

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.

VOLTAIRE 3441 N. Halsted: Sun 2/18 and Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Katherine Davis & the Fabulous Four. 773-281-9320.

jazz

concerts

KYLE ASCHE TRIO in a free performance. Thu 2/22, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

DAVID BOYKIN'S EXPANSE Sun 2/18, 5 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY JAZZ ENSEMBLES Tribute to Stan Kenton; free admission. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Mainstage Theatre, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

ORBERT DAVIS BAND Tribute to Louis Armstrong. Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

DOUGLAS EWART & THE INVENTIONS with Dushun Mosley and Art Turk Burton. Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Wagadu Brothers Gallery, 1305 S. Michigan. 312-922-0031.

MAYNARD FERGUSON & HIS BIG BOP NOUVEAU BAND Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

JAZZ MASS directed by Sheila McAndrews, with cantors John Eshala & Tom Callahan, trumpeters Ross Bearraft & Son Ian, and keyboardist Joe Kregor. Sun 2/25, 10 AM, XII Pillar Chapel, Holy Name Cathedral, 435 E. Illinois. 312-787-8040.

KATHY KELLY Free performance. Tue 2/20, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

KENT KESSLER, TIM MULVENNA, MARS WILLIAMS & KEN VANDERMARK accompany films and videos as part of Chicago Ear and Eye Control. Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Ferguson Hall, Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan. 773-293-1447.

JEFF LASKY GROUP Free in-store performance. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

DOIS NOSCHORO Free in-store performance. Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PAN GO STEEL BAND Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Sat 2/24, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300 or 312-902-1500. Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA performs at a "big band dance." Sun 2/18, 1:30-4 PM, Building K, College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

JAMES SANDERS QUARTET Free concert. Mon 2/19, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

RICCARDO SELVA & FRIENDS Zion Conservatory of Music Jazz Master Class concert with Ben Peters, Jamie Cooley, and Jeff Bromstad (preceded by a master class and clinics from noon-5 PM). Sat 2/17, 6:30 PM, Zion Conservatory of Music, 2500 Dowie Memorial Dr., Zion. 847-872-4803.

SOUND & THE FURY Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

TOM STEVENS Free performance. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

STEVE TURRE, GARY BARTZ, JAMES CARTER, MULGREW MILLER & OTHERS, SPIRITUALS TO SWING Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

PAUL WERTICO & FRIENDS Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

DEANNA WITKOWSKI QUARTET Sun 2/18, 6:30 PM, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 29 W 260 Batavia, Warrenville. 630-393-4400.

WRIGHT COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE, RICH CORPOLONGO QUARTET Mon 2/19, 7:30 PM, North Theatre, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragensett. 773-481-8143.

DAVID YOUNG Free in-store performances. Fri 2/23, 6 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sat 2/24, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/16, noon, Franz Jackson, Sonny Turner, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/17, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, She. 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 2/21, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 2/22, noon, Bernard Alcorn; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. Fri 2/23, noon, John Watson, Peter Roothan, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 2/24, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Bobby Broom Trio. 312-642-6805.

ARMY & LOU'S 422 E. 75th: Restaurant. Fridays, 6-10 PM, keyboardist and vocalist Fred Barr. 773-483-3100.

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 2/16 through Sun 2/18, Bobby Lewis Quartet. Thu 2/22 through Sun 2/25, Danny Lerman. 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-midnight, Big Joe's jam session with Darren Scorza, John Kregor, Bob Lovecchio, Ted Hogarth & Michele Thomas. 773-784-8755.

BISTRO AMERICA 12 N. River, Batavia: Wed 2/21, 8 PM, Baglione & Gessner (no cover). 630-406-0008.

BISTRO ULTRA 2239 N. Clybourn: Thursdays, 8:30 PM, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-529-3300.

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Fri 2/16 and Fri 2/23, 5:30 PM, Jon Mead; 9 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Sat 2/17, 9 PM, Don Bennett Trio. Tue 2/20, 7 PM, John Jeffrey. Wed 2/21, 7 PM, John Proulx & Scott Mason. Thu 2/22, 7:30 PM, Rob Zettl Trio. Sat 2/24, 9 PM, John Jeffrey Trio. 847-368-0792.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Sat 2/17, Chicago Swing Guitar Club. 773-384-8600.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 2/22, Barclay 3. 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 2/16, 9 PM, Von Freeman Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 2/18, 5 PM, Jerry Owings. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Sun 2/25, 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.

COTTON CLUB & ALL THAT JAZZ 1710 S. Michigan: Live jazz and blues at 10 PM, midnight, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Mondays, 7 PM-midnight, open mike with Carolyn Albritten. 312-341-9787.

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 2/21, Trapeze. Sun 2/25, 8 PM, "Between Sound & Vision" with Nathaniel Braddock, Jerome Bryerton, Guillermo Gregorio, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Todd Margasak, Scott Rosenberg, TV Pow, and others (performing works by John Cage & Alison Knowles). 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 2/22, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8:30 PM. Sat 2/17, Trio du Jour. Sat 2/24, Airborne. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 2/16, Jeff Gilmore Group. Sat 2/17, Dave Gessner Duo. Sat 2/24, Pat Brady Duo. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 2/18, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra. Wed 2/21, 7:30 PM, Rob Parton's Jazz Tech Big Band, Oak Park/River Forest Jazz Band. Sun 2/25, 6 PM, Chicago Grandstand Big Band with Brienn Perry. 708-788-2118.

FLY ME TO THE MOON 3400 N. Clark: Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 9:30 PM, Nick Vegas & the Roulette's. 773-528-4033.

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

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

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

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

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 2/17, Equinox 5. Sat 2/24, Double Trouble. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Wed 2/21, Marco Polo. 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.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 2/18, 2 PM, Max Hook Classic Jazz Sextet. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 2/16, 9:30 PM, Isaiah Mitchell & Midnight Sun. Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Marc Pompe Trio (no cover). Mon 2/19, 8 PM, Martin Bany Trio (no cover). Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 2/16, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Mama Digdown's Brass Band; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls (see Critic's Choice); midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/18, 11 PM, Barclay 3. Mon 2/19, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Tue 2/20, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms with Pete Benson. Wed 2/21, 9 PM, Kathy Kelly Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 2/23, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Nnenna Freelon Quintet; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Nnenna Freelon Quintet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 2/25, 11 PM, Patricia Barber & Charlie Hunter. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Steve Schneck Quartet. Sat 2/17, 10:30 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 2/20, 8 PM, Art Union Humanscape, Dave Pavkovic Band. Wed 2/21, 8 PM, Davu Seru with Niki Mitchell & Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tatsu Aoki's Myumi Project. Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Ned Rothenberg's SYNC with Jerome Harris & Smair Chatterjee. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar; no cover. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 PM, Elaine Dame. 312-245-0333.

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

HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont: Music at 9:30 PM. Sun 2/18, Rosenberg Skronktet. 773-935-2118.

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 2/16 through Sun 2/18, Mose Allison Trio. Thu 2/22, Mark Colby Quartet. Fri 2/23, Nick Bisesi Quartet. Sat 2/24, Internos Trio. Sun 2/25, Ensemble 9 under the direction of Rob Parton. 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 Quintet; 5 PM, Sonny Turner Quartet with Ray Bailey. Mondays and Tuesdays, Franz Jackson & His Jazz Entertainers. Wednesdays, Kelly Brand Trio. 312-595-5299.

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

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Wed 2/21, open jam hosted by Alex Rey. 773-525-2422.

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

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Michael Charles. 773-489-3490.

LUSH LIFE 226 E. Ontario: Restaurant with music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 PM Mondays through Thursdays. Fri 2/16, Two for Brazil. Sat 2/17, Grazyna Auguscik Duo. Tue 2/20, Marie Alexandre. Wednesdays, Two for Brazil. Thu 2/22, Greg Fishman Duo. Fri 2/23, Grazyna Auguscik Duo. Sat 2/24, Two for Brazil. 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 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Dan Farris Quartet. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, Atomic Martini. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM Wednesdays. Fri 2/16, Deanna Witkowski Trio. Sat 2/17, Tom Muellner Trio. Wed 2/21, Ted Hogarth Trio; 10 PM, jam session hosted by Pat Brady. Fri 2/23, Tim Green Trio. Sat 2/24, Kevin Kizer 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.

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: Fri 2/16, 9 PM, Laurie Lee Moses. Sundays, 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 2/16 and Sat 2/17, Bobby Broom & Chris Rockingham. Mon 2/19, Alison Ruble. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 2/21, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 2/23, Redd Holt Quartet. Sat 2/24, New Power 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. Mondays, Our Thing. 773-486-9862.

PONTIAC CAFE 1531 N. Damen: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Thu 2/22, Paul Wertico & friends. 773-252-7767.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 2/16, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Steve Million Quartet. Sat 2/17, Joanie Pallatto/King Fleming Trio. Sun 2/18, Alison Ruble Trio. Mon 2/19, Elizabeth Doyle Duo. Wed 2/21, Redd Holt Quartet. Thu 2/22, Doug Lawrence Quartet. Fri 2/23, 6:30 PM, Yoko Noge; 9 PM, Jeremy Kahn Quartet. Sat 2/24, Henry Johnson Quartet. Sun 2/25, Juli Wood Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 2/16, Rankinfyle. Sat 2/17, Ken Chaney Trio. Tue 2/20, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Sat 2/24, Von Freeman 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.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. Thu 2/22, Paul Cosino Organ Trio. Fri 2/23, Barclay 3. 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, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. Tuesdays, Mark O'Connor 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.

SUPAROSSA 6301 Purchase, Woodridge: Fri 2/16, 7 PM, Marshall Vente/Eldee Young Trio. 630-852-1000.

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 2/16, Fred Anderson Trio with Tatsu Aoki & Vincent Davis. Sat 2/17, Fred Anderson Trio with Tatsu Aoki & Colby Watkins. 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 2/22, Andy Goodrich & the Chicago Afrocentric Quartet. Fri 2/23, R.J. Temple Ensemble. Sat 2/24, Player Steps Outside. 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, 5 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 2/18 and Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Katherine Davis & the Fabulous Four. 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

JOAQUIN AMENABAR Free tango concert and discussion. Fri 2/23, 6 PM, Instituto Cervantes, John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan. 312-335-1996.

BARRAGE Thu 2/22, 12:30 PM (free in-store performance), Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Thu 2/22, 7:30 PM, Fri 2/23, 8 PM, and Sat 2/24, 2 and 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

CAVATINA DUO perform music by Rodrigo, Piazzolla, Torroba, and others. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Fortnightly of Chicago, 120 E. Bellevue. 312-944-1330.

HOW AFRICA MET IRELAND IN SONG with Michael J. Miles & friends, Glenda Baker, BLT, Kathy Cowan, Tony Dale, Yaya Kabo, Valerie Mindel, Laurence Nugent, William Simms & Michael Taylor. Fri 2/23, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Peruvian guitarist Roberto Arce & friends. Wed 2/21, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JOHN WHELAN, CHRIS PARKINSON, DANIEL THONON Accordion concert. Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

international

clubs

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

CLUB RITMO LATINO 2554 W. Diversey: Music at 10:30 PM; no cover. Fridays, Swing Caribeño. Saturdays, salsa & merengue, bachata, and mambo dancing. 773-276-5762.

CLUB 720 720 N. Wells: Fridays, 7 PM-4 AM, and Saturdays, 8 PM-5 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, reggae, samba, rock en español, and hip-hop. Tuesdays, 7 PM-4 AM, DJs spin salsa and merengue, cumbia, and tango. 312-397-0600.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: Thu 2/22, 9 PM, Orquesta Arallue. 312-266-1944.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Sat 2/17, 10:30 PM, David Hernandez & Street Sounds. 773-465-8005.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 2/16, 8 PM, Asakivle (Haitian dance and drumming group). Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Fri 2/23, 9 PM, Ned Rothenberg's SYNC with Jerome Harris & Smair Chatterjee. 312-362-9707.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Fri 2/23, 10 PM, Hector Silveira y Su Orquesta. 773-404-9494.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, DJ Papichulo spins salsa & Latin grooves. Thursdays and Sat 2/24, 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 Hwy.: Argentine tango dance club. Saturdays, 10 PM, Joaquin Amenabar. 773-792-2099.

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Fridays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Sat 2/17, 10 PM, Ivory Coast with Dr. Brad. Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

classical

BOB BATES organ (J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Vierne, and others). Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, 132 S. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

JULIA BENTLEY mezzo-soprano, with pianist Philip Morehead in a free concert (Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, Ptaszynska). Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630 or 312-346-3278.

BERNSTEIN-GERSHWIN ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Sat 2/17, 2:30 PM, Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland. 312-742-7518.

BRIAN BLASCO organ (Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bish, Dierner). Sat 2/24, 3 PM, St. Mary's Hospital Chapel, 111 E. Spring, Streator. 888-485-9895.

BOLSHOI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Valery Polyansky, conductor, with pianist Denis Matsuyev (Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev). Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Edman Memorial Chapel, Wheaton College, Washington and Franklin, Wheaton. 630-752-5010.

BORROMEO STRING QUARTET with pianist Leon Fleisher (Mozart, Bartok, Brahms). Fri 2/23, 8 PM (with preconcert lecture at 7 PM), Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8068.

JOHN BRYANT organ, in a free concert (Bach, Liszt, Wagner, Dupre, Grofe, Langlais). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, St. Gall Church, 5511 S. Sawyer. 773-737-3113.

CANTORIA R. Paul Crabb conducts the concert chorale in a free concert (Brahms, Sweelinck, Distler, Orban). Sat 2/17, 7 PM, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. 773-561-8496.

CARMEN Nancy Henninger and Valhalla Studios present a production of Bizet's opera. Sat 2/24 and Sun 2/25, 6 PM, Grace United Methodist Church, 3325 W. Wrightwood. 773-342-1509.

DAVID R. CARRITHERS AND DON CASSADY in an organ concert (Bach, Handel, Dunstable, Kreutz, and others). Sat 2/24, 2 PM, St. Anthony Church, 407 S. Park, Streator. 888-485-9895.

CERES QUARTET (Puccini, Crocket, Schubert). Wed 2/21, 8 PM, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA in a program of "love songs from the 16th to the 21st centuries." Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5169.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Festival features organists performing their own compositions. Sat 2/17, 7:30 PM, Frank Ferko, Aaron David Miller, Richard Webster. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Dan Locklair. Mon 2/19, 7:30 PM, Jean Guillou. Tue 2/20, 7:30 PM, John Weaver with flutist Marianne Weaver. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

CHICAGO SINFONIETTA Paul Freeman, conductor, with violinist Eugene Fodor and harpist Jana Bouskova (Paganini, Leone, Hovhaness, Kodaly). Sun 2/18, 2:30 PM, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, 7900 W. Division, River Forest. Wed 2/21, 7:30 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-236-3681.

CHICAGO STRING QUARTET (Haydn, Dvorak, Wilson). Tue 2/20, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-225-5226.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, and Tue 2/20, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim conducts a program of Latin American composers (Moncayo, Ginastera, Piazzolla, and others). See Critic's Choice. Thu 2/22, 8 PM, Fri 2/23, 1:30 PM, and Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with pianist Peter Serkin (Bach, Schoenberg, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, J. Strauss, Ravel). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor and piano (Mahler, Thomas). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance (Sun 2/25 excepted). 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 2/17 and Sat 2/24, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CONCERTANTE DI CHICAGO Hilel Kagan, conductor, with violinist Jan Stigmer (Nielsen, Wiren, Sibelius). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 312-658-6050.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Jonathan Stahlke and Jean Harrison, conductors (Haydn, Weber, Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart). Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Werner Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3496.

EMILY DAVIS, BARBARA ANN MARTIN, MIRIAM BOKOLSKY, SANG MEE LEE, ABRAHAM STOKMAN, AND INAH CHOI flute, soprano, cello, violin, and piano (Ravel, Stravinsky, Falla). Sun 2/18, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NANCY DIAMOND, HENRY ROSENBLUM, AND ALBERTO MIZRAHI in a program of cantorial music. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Am Shalom, 840 Vernon, Glencoe. 847-835-4800, ext. 48.

DOXOLOGY OPERA: THE DOXY CANTICLES Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts mezzo-soprano Bonita Hyman, soprano Elizabeth Norman, and the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble in a concert performance of Wendell Logan's new opera. Fri 2/16 and Sat 2/17, 8 PM, and Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010.

JENNIFER DUBROW AND KIMMY SZETO violin and piano, in a free recital (Prokofiev, Debussy/Heifetz, Kreisler, Franck). Thu 2/22, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

DU PAGE OPERA THEATRE Harold Bauer, conductor, with the New Philharmonic and the Heartland Voices in a concert performance of Beethoven's Fidelio. Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

ROBERT FISHER violin, performs music of Clarence Cameron White in a religious service. Sat 2/17, 5 PM, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster. 773-561-8496.

FLEUR DE LYS CHORALE Stephen Blackwelder, conductor. Sun 2/18, 4 PM, Northfield Community Church, 400 Wagner, Northfield. 773-281-2107.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 2/16, 12:10 PM, Flutes Fantastique. Fri 2/23, 12:10 PM, organist Merlin Lehman. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

FULCRUM POINT in a program of 20th-century music (Zappa, Carter, Babbitt, Woolf, Harsh, Freund, Stevens). Fri 2/16, 8 PM, ballroom, School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus Dr. 773-722-5463.

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

PETER GLOCK organ (Bach, Dupre). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 Trinity, Streator. 888-485-9895.

SHARON HATZER organ (Bach, Buxtehude, Martin, Sheppard/Hobby, Clerambault, Burkhardt). Sun 2/25, 2 PM, St. Stephen Church, 711 E. Lundy, Streator. 888-485-9895.

RUSTEM HAYROUDINOFF piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert (Franck, Chopin, Rachmaninoff). Free admission. Wed 2/21, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

JORD HEMPEL AND ALEXANDER SCHMALCZ baritone and piano (Brahms, Schubert). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main, Downers Grove. 630-969-2069 or 630-963-9093.

HIS MAJESTIE'S CLERKES Anne Heider conducts choral music of Tudor England (Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, and others). Sat 2/17, 8 PM, St. Procopius Abbey Church, 5601 College Rd., Lisle. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, St. Clement's Church, 642 W. Deming. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake, Evanston. 312-461-0723.

HYDE PARK CELLO CHOIR in a free concert (Gould, Falla, Handel, Hampton). Sun 2/18, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with flutist Jim Walker (Poulenc, Francaix, Debussy). Sat 2/24, 8 PM, and Sun 2/25, 3 PM ("Casual Classics Family Concert" with preconcert discussion at 2 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

ELOISE IVANO, ROSE ANNE POTTHOFF, AND DALE SASS in an organ concert (Bach, Buxtehude, Gieschen, Saxton, Manz, Bock, and others). Sun 2/25, 1 PM, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 509 E. Broadway, Streator. 888-485-9895.

LAKE FOREST COLLEGE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Keith Hampton and Rami Levin conduct a free concert featuring the Lake Forest College Gospel Choir (Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Bielaszka, and others). Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5107.

SANG MEE LEE, DESIREE RUHSTRAT, FRANK BABBITT, DAVID CUNLIFFE, KATHARINA RÖSSNER, MONTY ADAMS, AND ABRAHAM STOKMAN violins, viola, cello, soprano, flute, and piano, with others in a program of music by M. William Karlins. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

ILYA LEVINSON piano, performs music of Viktor Ullmann and other Theresienstadt composers in a free concert. Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th. 773-702-8068.

SHARON LOUDON organ (Bach, Pachelbel, Haydn, Franck, Peters). Sat 2/24, 4 PM, Park United Church of Christ Presbyterian, 201 N. Vermillion, Streator. 888-485-9895.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, Sun 2/18 and Wed 2/21, 2 PM, and Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, Yves Abel, conductor, with tenor Rockwell Blake, baritone Dwayne Croft, and mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova (Rossini, The Barber of Seville). Sat 2/17, Tue 2/20, and Fri 2/23, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor (Wagner, The Flying Dutchman). 312-332-2244.

MERIDIAN STRING QUARTET (Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms). Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WINNERS OF MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS WALGREENS CONCERTO COMPETITION Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston: Sat 2/17, 3 PM, cellist Julie Rhee with Midwest Young Artists orchestras (Mozart, Dvorak, Schumann, Dittersdorf); 7:30 PM, cellist Michael Soule and pianist Michelle Naughton with Midwest Young Artists orchestras (Mozart, Mendelssohn, Bloch, Debussy). 847-926-9898.

MOZART SINFONIA Diana Kodner conducts an all-Mozart program featuring soprano Renee Haring, flutist Monty Adams, and baritone Greg Grodecki. Sun 2/25, 5 PM, Sacred Heart Church, 1077 Tower, Winnetka. 847-492-0495.

NANCY MUELLER organ (Bach, Handel, Weinberger, Broughton, Thygerson, Smith, Simone, Hebble). Sat 2/24, 1 PM, First United Methodist Church, 210 S. Monroe, Streator. 888-485-9895.

MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA Paul Hillier conducts an all-Purcell program featuring soprano Ellen Hargis. Sun 2/18, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church, 1630 Hinman, Evanston. Mon 2/19, 8 PM, Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams. 312-551-1414.

MUSICAM SACRAM CHOIR in a benefit for the Women's Center of Chicago (Lee, Gabrieli, Lotti, Arcedelt, Thompson, Rutter, Morley, Haydn, Britten, Vaughan Williams, and others). Sun 2/25, 7:30 PM, St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln, Evanston. 773-465-2568.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS Karen Bauer conducts "music from five centuries and opera duets as well as a folk song sampler." Fri 2/16, 7 PM, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood, Des Plaines. 847-376-2815.

NORTHBROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Dale Clevenger, conductor, with cellist Bion Tsang (Dvorak, Berlioz, Prokofiev). Sun 2/18, 4 PM (preconcert discussion at 2:30 PM), Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer, Northbrook. 847-272-0755.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHORALE Robert A. Harris, conductor (Mozart, Brahms, Foss, Dinerstein, traditional). Sun 2/18, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVENING OF BRASS (Plog, Ewazen, Bernstein). Mon 2/19, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE Mallory Thompson, conductor, with pianist Ursula Oppens (Colgrass, Grainger, J. Strauss, Bernstein). Tue 2/20, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

ANN PALEN, WILLIAM CERNOTA, AND WILLIAM BILLINGHAM violin, cello, and piano, perform music of Fanny Mendelssohn. Fri 2/23, noon, McGuire Hall, Saint Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd. 773-298-3421.

PEOPLE'S MUSIC SCHOOL FACULTY in a free concert (Bach, Copland, Rodrigo, and others). Sat 2/24, 3 PM, People's Music School, 931 W. Eastwood. 773-784-7032.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Poulenc, Barber, Rimsky-Korsakov, Draganski). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-667-1618.

POLISH-AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in a free program of 20th-century Polish composers (Gorecki, Kilar, Ptaszynska, Penderecki, Czyz, Maciejewski). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

ANGELA PRESUTTI AND RON KORBITZ soprano and guitar (Berlioz, Pratten, Giuliani, Handel). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 2/17 and Sat 2/24, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

LA RONDINE Frederick Ockwell conducts a Northwestern University production of Puccini's comic opera. Thu 2/22 through Sat 2/24, 8 PM, and Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, 600 Emerson, Evanston. 847-467-4000.

JAMIE SCHMIDT AND MARC FINK (Bach, Gershwin, Poulenc, Telemann, Lutoslawski, Pasculli). Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding. 773-267-1666.

SCHOLA ANTIQUA OF CHICAGO Calvin M. Bower conducts a program of early vocal music (Du Fay, Leonin). Sun 2/18, 7:30 PM, Ascension Church, 815 S. East, Oak Park. Sun 2/25, 7 PM, St. Thomas More Church, 2825 W. 81st St. 312-208-1159.

SCHOLARS OF CAMBRAI (Dufay, Ghizeghem, Rubinet, Ockeghem, Binchois, Busnois, Compere). Sun 2/18, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-864-1330.

DAVID SCHRADER harpsichord (Bach, Goldberg Variations). Sun 2/25, 2 PM, Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle. 312-551-1414.

MICHAEL SHAWGO organ, in a free concert. Sun 2/18, 3 PM, First United Methodist Church of Oak Park, 324 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. 708-386-3620.

ANNIE SHERTER piano, in a free recital. Sun 2/18, 7:30 PM, Buik Recital Hall, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst. 630-617-3515.

JEFFREY SIEGEL piano, in a lecture-concert (Liszt, Dallapiccola, Rossini, Verdi). Fri 2/16, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

TRIO SETTECENTO (Corelli, Veracini, Stradella). Sat 2/24, 8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-235-2222 or 312-902-1500.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CHORUS AND ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL CHOIR in a program of "19th- and 20th-century Jewish choral music and sacred song" (Bernstein, Berlinski, Higgins, Herbolsheimer, Starer, Alkan, Halevy, Low, Spivak, Steinberg, Janowski). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Barbara Schubert, conductor, with Michael Hall (Tower, Paulus, Volker, Robles). Sun 2/25, 8 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WIND ENSEMBLE Wayne G. Gordon conducts a free concert (Levinson, Giannini, Holst, Boysen). Sun 2/18, 3 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (D. Scarlatti, Bartok, Chopin, and others). Sun 2/25, 3 PM, Chiesa Nuova, 230 S. Laffin. 312-226-0983.

VERMEER QUARTET with violist Rami Solomonow and cellist John Sharp (Beethoven, Schoenberg). Fri 2/16, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-667-1618 or 773-442-4636.

VERMEER QUARTET (Beethoven, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn). Sun 2/18, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 1:45 PM), Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-722-5463.

NUIKO WADDEN harp, with flutist Eric Lamb and violinist Aaron Packard in a free recital. Tue 2/20, 12:15 PM, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4850.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Beethoven, Brahms, Barber). Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Paul French, conductor, with trumpeter Kevin Hartman and organist Thomas Weisflog (Menotti, Hovhaness). Fri 2/23, 8 PM, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 690 W. Belmont. 773-325-2000.

LYNN ZEIGLER organ (Bach, Pachelbel, Bruhns, Jordan, Madsen, Kukkonen, Gawthrop). Sat 2/24, 7:30 PM, St. James Lutheran Church, 1380 N. Waukegan, Lake Forest. 847-234-4859 or 847-486-9515.

fairs & festivals

ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect, Elmhurst: Fri 2/23, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Jeremy Davenport, Matt Harris & Pat LaBarbera with collegiate ensembles. Sat 2/24, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, John Fedchock New York Big Band, collegiate ensembles. Sun 2/25, 1 PM, collegiate ensembles; 7:30 PM, Clark Terry with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band. 630-617-5534.

9TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION with Ghanatta International, Taksim West, the German-American Children's Chorus & others. Festival also features crafts demonstrations. Sun 2/25, noon-5 PM, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert, Arlington Heights. 847-718-5691 or 847-718-7700.

miscellaneous

RALPH COVERT Concerts for children. Sat 2/17, 11 AM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

CURIE HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT Free "Under the Picasso" concert with poetry and song celebrating African-American History Month. Wed 2/21, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sun 2/25, 4 PM, Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. 847-869-4230 or 847-674-5852.

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

GREEN LIGHT PERFORMING CO. performs songs from Sesame Street. Saturdays, 11 AM and 1 and 3 PM, and Wednesdays, 10:30 and 11:15 AM and noon, Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand. 773-935-9380.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Sun 2/18, 4 PM, children's show with Kelly Hogan, Lucky Break, and the 5 Spot Quintet. 773-227-4433.

TEDDI & FRED KOCH WITH THE LIL' COW BAND Children's concert. Sat 2/17, 11 AM, Baggett Auditorium, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase for children with Tricia Sebastian, Colleen Springer, Joel Frankel, and Juan Dies. Sat 2/17, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

PROVISO EAST HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Free "Under the Picasso" concert. Fri 2/23, noon, Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington. 312-346-3278.

6ODUM 2116 W. Chicago: Fri 2/16, 10 PM, Achim Wollscheid (see Critic's Choice). Fri 2/23 and Sat 2/24, 10 PM, Swedish sound artist CM Von Hausswolff. 773-227-3617.

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