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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

ANTIBALAS, MARVIN TATE'S D-SETTLEMENT Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

BURT BACHARACH Sat 3/10, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

JEFF BECK, WILLY PORTER Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. 312-443-1130 or 312-902-1500.

VICTOR BORGE Sun 3/11, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

MIKE CLARK'S PRESCRIPTION RENEWAL, SUGARMAN 3, ANTIBALAS Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DAVID CRAWFORD hosts an open mike. Wed 3/7, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

CYBERTRON 2010 Shadefree DJ event with Stacy Kidd, Traxx, Acidman, 3D, Rees Urban, Juice, Abducted, Spaceghost, Ryback, Cameron Brand, Sabin, Chyna Qotj, Matt Sather, Atmosphere, DJ Web, DJ Zeek, China, and MC Evolution. Fri 3/2, 9 PM, call for location. 312-458-9144.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Tue 3/6, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DELILAH'S EYE performs on a program of performance poetry with Cin Salach, Sheila Donohue, and AvantRetro. Fri 3/2, 7 PM, Center Portion Performance Studio and Gallery, 28501/2 W. Fullerton. 773-395-1638.

DJ SIENKIEWICZ with video artist Peter Style; free concert. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

GUILLERMO GREGORIO Free concert. Sun 3/11, 1 PM, 4th Floor Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

DJs INTEL 1, THEO & ADAPT spin at the art exhibit "As Seen on Oprah." Sat 3/3, 7 PM, Association of Young Artists and Musicians of Oak Park, 1100 Lake, Oak Park. 708-848-9140.

FALLING ANGELS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/3, 3 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

FOUR FRESHMEN Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

NELLY FURTADO Wed 3/7, 7:30 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

DON HENLEY, JILL SOBULE Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

HIP NOZ Free in-store concert. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

HONEYDOGS Free in-store performance. Sat 3/3, 2 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

ROSALYN KIND Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Maine East High School Auditorium, 2601 Dempster, Park Ridge. 847-824-4877 or 847-824-2591.

LA LE LA Free admission. Thu 3/8, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

MATCHBOX TWENTY, EVERCLEAR, LIFEHOUSE Sold out. Fri 3/2, 7 PM, Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim, Rosemont. 847-635-6601 or 312-559-1212.

MICHAEL McDERMOTT, SEVEN NATIONS Thu 3/8, 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon. 773-549-0606, ext. 2065.

ROD McKUEN Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

DON McLEAN Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Hemmens Auditorium, 150 Dexter, Elgin. 847-931-5900.

MHZ, BREEZ EVAHFLOWIN, VAKILL, MASS HYSTERIA Fri 3/2, 9 PM, Cloister Club, University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th. 773-702-7300.

MOE Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. 773-275-6800 or 312-559-1212.

MOTUS DJ Basic & DJ MF spin drum 'n' bass, DJ Livewire spins acid trance, and DJ DVS spins house. Sun 3/4, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

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

NEW YEAR Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Reckless Records, 3157 N. Broadway. 773-404-5080.

NOMAD PLANETS Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

PANTERA, SOULFLY, MORBID ANGEL, NOTHINGFACE Sat 3/3, 6:30 PM, UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison. 312-413-5700 or 312-559-1212.

PATCHOULI Free in-store performance. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

PEKING TURTLE Free in-store performance. Thu 3/8, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

PROPAGANDHI, AVAIL, J-CHURCH, FABULOUS DISASTER Sat 3/3, 6 PM, Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee. 773-252-4000 or 312-559-1212.

PUSHIN' DAISIES Free in-store performance. Sat 3/10, 5 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

RICK RECHT, GOSHEN WITH YANKEL TSIPMAN & THE SINAI MOUNTAIN BOYS Benefit for Oak Park Temple Capital Campaign Building Fund. Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, 1235 N. Harlem, Oak Park. 708-386-3937.

RENE Free in-store performance. Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

STEVE SCHAAD Free in-store performance. Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

JESSE SCINTO & THE DIGNITARIES Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 6:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 830 N. Michigan. 312-573-0564.

MARVIN TATE'S D-SETTLEMENT Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 5:30 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

TORBEN FLOOR performs at the museum's "First Fridays" reception. Fri 3/2, 6-10 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-280-2660.

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.

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

UMPHREY'S McGEE, DR. DIDG Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

Rock, Pop, etc.

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Lynyrd's Innards, Pistolero, Munition, 57 Theory. Tue 3/6, 8 PM, "Chick Singer Night." Thu 3/8, 9 PM, Shancie, Unity Squad. Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Cigar Store Indians, Torturing Elvis, Deals Gone Bad. Sun 3/11, 8 PM, Spider Stacey's Pogue Mahone. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 3/8, 10 PM, Desi Brothers. 773-348-5100.

ALUMNI CLUB 15 W. Division: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays after 9 PM. 312-337-4349.

ALUMNI CLUB 871 E. Algonquin, Schaumburg: DJs spin dance music Wednesdays through Fridays after 5 PM and Saturdays after 9 PM. 847-397-3100.

AQUA 201 N. Green: DJs spin after 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays. 312-942-9999.

ARTFUL DODGER 1734 W. Wabansia: Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, DJs spin music for dancing after 9 PM. 773-227-6859.

AURA 640 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 10 PM-4 AM Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/2, DJ Andre Solaris, DJ Lovebone, Paul Gressive. Saturdays, DJs Jimmie Page & Jeff Moyer. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. Fri 3/9, Chad Sommer, DJ Andre Solaris. 312-266-2114.

BAR 3 2138 N. Halsted: Fridays, DJs spin funk, soul, and disco. Saturdays, DJs spin funk, soul, and acid jazz. Sundays, open jam. Mondays, Chris Bacchus spins funk. 773-348-3665.

BAR VERTIGO 853 N. Western: No cover; music at 10 PM. Sat 3/3, Smell Rock. 773-395-3002.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 3/2, Braam, Gardenbower, Time Bomb Taxi. Sat 3/3, Elmer Hotley, Tijuana Hercules, Ingenious Whittler. Sun 3/4, Punchy (see Spot Check), Bleary (see Spot Check). Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Wed 3/7, Leroy Fix. Thu 3/8, Melanie's Waiting, Great Plains Gypsies. Fri 3/9, Glowbugs, Read Letter, Holiday Costume. Sat 3/10, Solidburn, Bamboo Grove, Billy Baroo. 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. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Scarlet Life; midnight, DJ Nosmo, DJ Greg Haus. Mondays, DJ Boa. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. Wed 3/7, Patty Elvis. Thursdays, DJ Michael Serafini. 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 3/8, 11 PM, Deans. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Bizarro, Signalmen, Last Drag. Sat 3/3, Hypno Fugue, Chris Devins, Demilos. Thu 3/8, Leisure Dynamics, Los Shut up, Calico Cats. Fri 3/9, Wish List, Gouda. Sat 3/10, Bum Russians, Plad, Party of One, Stories for Boys. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Dayhota. Sat 3/3, Vitamin D, DJ Nique. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 3/7, DJ Red One, Bass by the Pound DJs Glyde, Gamewarden, Poolside & Flipside spin drum 'n' bass. 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. Fri 3/2, Danielle Carr. 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: Music after 9 PM. Thu 3/8, 7 PM, benefit for International Latino Cultural Center with Rita Moreno (call 312-431-1330 for more information). Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Rita Moreno. 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. Sat 3/3, 1160. 847-697-7311.

BOULEVARD CAFE 3137 W. Logan: Music after 10 PM; no cover. Sundays, "Grateful Dead jam night." Tuesdays, Mos Isley. Wednesdays, pro funk jam. 773-384-8600.

BRIXIE'S BROOKFIELD 9526 W. Ogden, Brookfield: Music at 9:30 PM; no cover Fridays. Fri 3/2, Ex-boyfriends. Sat 3/3, Nightride. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 3/9, Sister Alvarez with Joe Sax. Sat 3/10, Four-Letter Story. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Kato the Houseboy. Sat 3/3, Jack Straw. Sat 3/10, Voices. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9, 7 Deez. 847-541-2500.

BUZZ CLUB 308 W. Erie: Fridays, 8 PM, Saturdays, 9:30 PM, and Mondays and Thursdays, 8 PM, DJs spin retro and progressive house. Sundays, 7-9 PM, DJs spin swing; 9 PM-4 AM, Salsa Con Cache. Wednesdays, 8 PM, salsa music and dancing. 312-475-9800.

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

CADILLAC RANCH 1175 W. Lake, Bartlett: DJs spin Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays after 7 PM, Sundays after 6 PM, Wednesdays after 9 PM, and Thursdays after 8 PM. 630-830-7200.

CAFE SIDECAR 801 N. Orleans: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, DJ Andre Hatchett & others. Saturdays, DJs spin hip-hop, house, and reggae. Wednesdays, DJ Nikki Woods. 312-202-0502.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Sat 3/10, 9:30 PM, Riptones, Honeybees. 773-384-2547.

CARY'S LOUNGE 2251 W. Devon: No cover. Mondays, 9 PM, "Musician's Match 2001" open contest with Michael Charles (call 773-685-3548 for more information). Wednesdays, 9 PM, acoustic open jam with Michael Charles. 773-743-5737.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Jostelen Weed. Sat 3/3, Stevie Starlite. Fri 3/9, Storm Crow, Rose Colored Glasses. Sat 3/10, Spoonfed. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/3, American English (Beatles tribute band). Sat 3/10, Infinity. 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 3/2, DJ Earl Pleasure. Saturdays, DJ Lulu spins pop and Latin music. Sundays, 11 PM, Miss Foozie & Her Floozies, DJ Jeff Berry. Mondays, 10:30 PM, "Disco Bingo" hosted by Daisy Mae. Wednesdays, DJ Lulu spins salsa & merengue. Thursdays, 11 PM, Miss Ketty & Her Latina Review, DJ El Prieto. Fri 3/9, DJ Aubrey spins techno and trance. 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. Saturdays, Leddie Garcia. 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. Thu 3/8, DJ Misa spins British music. 773-489-0379.

CLUB MATRIX 3300 W. 111th: Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Drop. 773-779-3033.

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. 312-341-9787.

COYLE'S TIPPLING HOUSE 2843 N. Halsted: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Umbrella, Rolls. Sat 3/3, Blue New World, Dragon Fly. Wednesdays, open mike. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/3, Ultimate Party Band. Sat 3/10, Moods. 847-952-8555.

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

CUBBY BEAR 1059 W. Addison: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Johnny Socko, Aurelians, Chris Coolidge. Sat 3/3, Afrodisiacs. Wednesdays, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Fri 3/9, Nadas, 4-Fi. Sat 3/10, Underwater People, Turnstyles. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 3/2, Schaffer Street. Sat 3/3, Rubber, Chicago Rush. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 3/9, Turnstyles. Sat 3/10, Bumpus. 847-541-4700.

CURRAGH'S IRISH PUB 1700 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg: Fri 3/2, 10 PM, Voices. 847-706-1700.

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: Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Spider Saloff; 10:30 PM, Georgia DeFalco. Saturdays, 8 PM, Justin Hayford; 10:30 PM, Greta Clark. Mondays, 8 PM, Lucia Spina & Gary Wendt. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Ester Hana. Thursdays, 8 PM, McKinley Carter. Fri 3/9, 10:30 PM, Georgia DeFalco. 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. 773-871-0205.

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Fri 3/2, DJ Tony spins music by Morrissey and the Smiths. Sat 3/3, Cash Audio. Sun 3/4, DJs Pete & Mark spin R&B. Mon 3/5, DJ Don T. spins punk. Tue 3/6, DJ Scot spins metal. Thu 3/8, DJ Alex & DJ Mike (Lou Reed tribute). 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 3/2, 10 PM, Candy Snatchers, Hellbenders, Daggers, Hustler. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Doves (see Spot Check), Strokes (sold out). Sun 3/4, 9 PM, benefit for Rape Victim Advocates with Premium, Drunken Master 3, Headspace, Custom On It, Stevie Lizard, Nicholas Tremulis Band. Mon 3/5, 9 PM, Kleinfelter, Blake Zweig, Grass Is Never Greener, Mishima. Tue 3/6, 9 PM, Tantric. Wed 3/7, 9 PM, Convulsions, Mos Isley, Long Division, Detholz. Thu 3/8, 9 PM, Strain Busy Sky, Rev, Mark Watson Band. Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Kelly 18, Land of the El Caminos, Yakuza. Sat 3/10, 10:30 PM, OK Go, Caviar. Sun 3/11, 9 PM, New Deal, 8fatfat8. 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 3/3, Elbow. Sat 3/10, Five Guys Named Moe. 815-834-0084.

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

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM weeknights. Fri 3/2, Only Sons. Sat 3/3, Working Stiff. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Fri 3/9, Disfunktion. Sat 3/10, Libido Funk Circus. 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 3/2, Disfunktion, Retroman the DJ. Sat 3/3, Dogs Undecided, Downtime. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leep. Fri 3/9, Underwater People. Sat 3/10, Core, Mr. Sparkle. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/2, 10 PM, Ego Static, Kedvales, Voodoo Pilot. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Blackmaker, Buzz Horn, Carraways, Pleasing Betty. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Mon 3/5, 9 PM, Adam Greenberg, Jack Cunningham, Rebecca Francis Scotti. Tue 3/6, 9 PM, Murmur, Plain Jane, Streamliner. Wed 3/7, 9:15 PM, Moxy Blue, Main Street Breakdown. Thu 3/8, 9:30 PM, Whimsical, Michelle Cross. Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Big Daddy Roaches, Gelheads, Snake Oil. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Back Drop, Fly Williams. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, the Blast. Sat 3/3, Empty Can Band. Fri 3/9, Ali Baba & the Thieves. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Evil Beaver, Star Death, Marbles. Sat 3/3, Abilene (see Spot Check), Canyon (see Spot Check), Lesser Birds of Paradise, Sainte Chapelle. Sun 3/4, Tommie Sunshine, Ray Rod, 8-Bit Construction Set. Mon 3/5, 9 PM, Buddy Revelles, Best Boy Electric, Volante, Helm. Thu 3/8, 764-HERO52

, Kingsbury Manx (see Critic's Choice), Tim Kinsella. Fri 3/9, Rainer Maria, Pinebender, Mike Kinsella. Sat 3/10, Frontier, Centaur USA, Taking Pictures, Mezzanines. Sun 3/11, 7 PM, Epectir, Reliable Sound Products, Brain Transplant; 10 PM, "Good Things" with DJs Supreme Court & Dante Cafagna. 773-276-3600.

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

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, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/2, Video Stars. Sat 3/3, Only Sons. Wed 3/7, G'Tarman Dave. Thu 3/8, Matt McBride. Fri 3/9, Maryann & the Professors. Sat 3/10, the Blast. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. Sat 3/3, 9:30 PM, Rock Bottom. 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, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s (no cover). 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/2, 7 PM, Grey AM, Benjamins, Notaword, Christianson. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Runner, Hero of 100 Fights, Inside 5 Minutes. Sun 3/4, 6 PM, Ignite, Straitfaced, Lawrence Arms, Wunder Years; 10 PM, N-O, Peralta, Charm City Suicides, Mascots. Wed 3/7, 7 PM, King Django, the Shiv. Thu 3/8, 6 PM, Blackhand, Pretentious Assholes, Tusk. Fri 3/9, 7 PM, Wesley Willis, Country Teasers, Turbo A.C.'s, Disengage, Blue Line Medic. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Rainer Maria, Mike Kinsella, Wolfie, Aloha. Sun 3/11, 8 PM, Sicbay, Vida Blue, Bottled Og, Sorry. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/2, 9:30 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Randy Weeks. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Brave Combo. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, open mike. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Domestic Problems. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/9, Calico Cats. 630-416-4898.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 3/7, 10 PM, Stank Willie (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Music after 9 PM. Wed 3/7, Antibalas. 312-666-1695.

FUSE 738 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. 312-932-0202.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Tom Atteberry, Family Haircut. Sat 3/3, Freakalicious, Banana Sac. Wed 3/7, Laura Braun. Fri 3/9, Wax Buddha. 773-489-5471.

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 3/3, Incognitos. Sat 3/10, Artificial Flavor. 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.

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/3, Cry Out Loud. Fri 3/9, Texas Flood. Sat 3/10, 7 Deez. 630-833-3534.

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 3/2, Blue Marvin, Joe Armstrong Band. Sat 3/3, Oh My God, Khronics, Magnesium. Thu 3/8, Hot Tub Bob, Las Cocodrilas. Fri 3/9, Ott, Loomis. Sat 3/10, Rollover, Bonfire Mechanics. 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 3/8, 10 PM, Bumpus, Freshwater Collins. 312-943-2252.

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

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: Fri 3/2, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Dolly Varden, Nadine. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Harvey Sid Fisher with Cheer-Accident. Mon 3/5, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 3/7, 10 PM, "Chicago's Finest Hour" with Land of the El Caminos, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Starball, Joy Poppers. Thu 3/8, 9:30 PM, J-200, Say Zuzu. Fri 3/9, 9:30 PM, Kirk Rundstrom Band, Moonshine Willy, Mike West & Myshkin. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel, Mary Janes. Sun 3/11, 9 PM, Ancient Greeks, Ruby Keeler. 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 3/2, Foil, Spinshine. Sat 3/3, Sofa King, Voodoo Kings. Fri 3/9, Pat McCurdy. Sat 3/10, Cryin' Souls, Boatbuilders. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/2, midnight, DJ David Chavez spins "underground Chicago deep house." Sat 3/10, 9 PM, "Feast of Fools Cabaret: Click and Drag" with Fausto Fernos, Asimina Chremos, Silky Jumbo, Victoria Lamar & Taylor E. Ross. Sun 3/11, 8 PM, "Nuclear Shelter" showcase with Offwhyte, Kim, and DJs. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Samples, Chris DiCroce (sold out). Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Eve 6, Vast, American Hi-Fi (sold out); 11:30 PM, Joselito, V5 DJs spin. Tue 3/6, 7:30 PM, O-Town, Mariama Goodman, Lugo (sold out). Wed 3/7, Indian's Summer, Flammable Dress, Tippler Contingent, I Decline. Thu 3/8, 6:15 PM, Orgy, Spineshank, Alien Ant Farm, Tinfed. Fri 3/9, 11 PM, Roni Size/Reprazent. Sat 3/10 and Sun 3/11, Carl Thomas, Sunshine Anderson. 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 3/10, Blackjack. 312-245-0333.

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 3/2, Our Lady Peace, Flying Blind. Sat 3/3, Samples (benefit for Make-a-Wish Foundation). Thu 3/8, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Mike & Joe. 312-337-3486.

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. 773-665-7557.

KATACOMB 1916 N. Lincoln Park West: DJs spin hip-hop, old school funk, trip-hop, and acid jazz from 9 PM-4 AM Thursdays and Fridays and 9 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 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, DJs Mike Steele, Vince Lawrence & Mike James spin dance music, deep house, and hip-hop (no cover). 773-528-3400.

LAKEVIEW LINKS 3206 N. Wilton: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Mr. Blotto. Sat 3/3, Something for Joey. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 3/9, Air This Side of Caution, Plain Jane, Dan Darrah. Sat 3/10, Missile, After Grace. 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. 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. 773-384-1040.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Sons of the Soil. Wed 3/7, Wingnuts. Thursdays, Cedarcase. 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 3/2, 9 PM, "Chris and Heather's Country Calendar Show" with Neko Case, Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford, Kelly Hogan, Vernon Tonges, Matt Miller, Maryanne Johnson, Texas Rubies, Scott Ligon & Gina Patenella, Twang Bang, and Cynthia Plaster Caster (call 773-271-5330 for more information). Sat 3/3, Sugarfriedsupero's. Sun 3/4, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. Tue 3/6, 9 PM, Michel, Almighty Rogers. Wed 3/7, 9 PM, Paddlefoot, Amoreys. Thu 3/8, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 3/9, Juleps. Sat 3/10, Youngfathers. 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. Fri 3/2, Alton Miller, percussionist Louie Roman. Sat 3/3, Elliot Eastwick, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, Peven Everett with Seance Divine. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty. Tuesdays, DJs J Reed, Striz, DCD & Shaka 23 spin trip-hop, down tempo, and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thursdays, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Fri 3/9, DJ Mark Grant with percussionist Leddie Garcia, DJ Jevon Jackson. Sat 3/10, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. 773-227-2277.

MANHOLE 3458 N. Halsted: DJs spin nightly after midnight. Fridays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJ Jim Lewis. Saturdays, DJ Jim Lewis with Tom McBride & Chris Eterno. Sundays and Mondays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Freddy Bain. 773-975-9244.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Ulele, Las Toallitas, DJ Will B Eye. Sat 3/3, Jazz Mandolin Project. Tue 3/6, Hack 'n' Wheeze. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 3/8, 9:30 PM, Differents, Viery Peel, Nerve Tonic. Fri 3/9, High Grass Dogs, Steepwater Band. Sat 3/10, Blue Rodeo, Honeydogs. 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: Thu 3/8, Hobby Weiss. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/3, Cirrus Falcon. Wed 3/7, Trial By Z. Sat 3/10, O'Briens. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/2, 10 PM, Chamber Strings (see Post No Bills), Waxwings. Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Lords of Acid, DJ? Acucrack (sold out); 11:30 PM, Dave Wakeling, Deals Gone Bad. Sun 3/4, 6:30 PM, Sig Transit Gloria, Retro Morning, Camden, Kid Snack. Thu 3/8, 9 PM, Mark Farina, Afro-Mystik, Soulstice, Mike Steele. Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Saw Doctors. Sat 3/10, 7 PM, Saw Doctors; 11 PM, DJ Peretz. Sun 3/11, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Sleeping at Last, Notaword, Torben Floor. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Renegade. Fri 3/9, Park Bench Society. 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 3/2, Team Rockit, Glory Whores, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. Sat 3/3, Binary Star, Organic Mind Unit, Seel, Rusty Pelicans. Sundays, DJs Heede & Warp. Mon 3/5, Quick Fix, Dorks. Tuesdays, "Triptych" open mike hosted by Kea Lynn. Wednesdays, 9 PM, open turntables; midnight, DJs Dr. Deege Gnosis & Melvin X. Thu 3/8, Turbo AC's, Runarounds, Rowdies. Fri 3/9, Saps, Kleinfelter, Janus. 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.

NO EXIT 6970 N. Glenwood: Music at 9 PM. Mondays, 8 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: DJ Tankboy spins late on Fridays. Fri 3/2, 10:30 PM, Fat Time, Hundo. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Bumpus, Youngblood Brass Band; DJ Stallion Luv spins late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Mon 3/5, 10 PM, DJ Ronnie. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers, the Shiv. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Mabel Mabel; DJ Ron spins late. 773-489-0011.

OASIS 160 160 W. Joe Orr, Chicago Heights: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/3, Flathead Fillups. 708-756-0600.

O'MALLEY'S 11957 S. Pulaski, Alsip: Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Foam Rubber. 708-371-0802.

ORAZIO 333 Center, Naperville: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/10, Jesse Scinto & the Dignitaries. 630-357-4350.

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. Wednesday, Maurice Joshua, Nick Kritikos, John Gramatis. Thursdays, DJs Jevon Jackson & Kenny Carvajal. 312-255-0022.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Go Go Devils, Phantom Three. Sat 3/3, Creepy D. Sun 3/4, Ill Logic, Overtone, Milk Plow. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 3/7, Full Course Yellow. Thu 3/8, Soak't, Exciting Fardo. Fri 3/9, Volta Do Mar. Sat 3/10, Hello Operator, Fuglys. 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 3/2, Juleps. Sundays, Tom Waits night with the Man With the Drunk Piano. Mondays, Soul Foundation DJs with Bjaxx & Traxx. Wednesdays, Garden Foundation DJs with Alo, C-Side, I-Ron, Pete Pong, W01 & others. 773-252-7767.

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

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

QUENCHERS SALOON 2400 N. Western: Music at 9 PM. Sun 3/4, Rock Bottom. 773-276-9730.

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.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 3/2, DJs Traxx & Matty, DJ Silver, Christopher Robin, Devo. Sat 3/3, Saed & Pallash, Walsh & Sommer, Frique & Majid. 312-733-6699.

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

RIVER SHANNON 425 W. Armitage: Tuesdays, 8 PM, Louis & Scharpf. 312-944-5087.

ROADHOUSE 1653 N. Wells: Music after 10 PM; DJs spin dance music Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays; live bands on Wednesdays. 312-440-0535.

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

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/2, 10 PM, Danielson Famile (see Spot Check), Scientific, Manishevitz. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Honeydogs (see Spot Check), David Singer & Leroy Bach. Sun 3/4, 9 PM, Lofty Pillars, Jindra, Scott Tuma. Tue 3/6, 8 PM, Old 97's (sold out). Wed 3/7, 9 PM, Todd Snider. Thu 3/8, 9 PM, Brain Rakes, Sleeping at Last, Matt Pond PA. Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Rose Polenzani Band, Erin McKeown. Sat 3/10, 7 PM, Brian Henneman; 10 PM, Blue Mountain, Hangtown. 773-525-2508.

SEAN KALEY'S 10900 Rte. 83, Lemont: Fri 3/2, 10 PM, V.90. 630-257-6383.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/3, Blind Roosevelts. Sat 3/10, Tongue Bath. 630-372-2900.

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

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. Tuesdays, industry night. Wednesdays, DJs spin down tempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/2, DJ Rasoul, Darrell Woodson. Sat 3/3, Darrell Woodson, Matty. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Fri 3/9, DJ Colette, Frank Q. Sat 3/10, DJs Heather & J-Dub, Mike Steele. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Court Jester, Natural Addiction, Stale Mate, Rocky Dennis. Sat 3/3, Stone Gate, Panic 12:52, Sign of Kaos. Fri 3/9, Asalto Rebelde, Los Jodidos, La Jola, Conflictos. Sat 3/10, Kaos Rising, Garden of Gray, Animus, Lost Thought. 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: Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). 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.

STARGAZE 5419 N. Clark: Sat 3/3, 10 PM, DJ Gloria spins house (benefit for Ladyfest Midwest). 773-561-7363.

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 3/2, Medicine Hat, C.O. Jones Band, Dad's Gone Bad. Fri 3/9, "Croatian band night" with Bodguli. 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.

TALES 702 N. River Rd., Mount Prospect: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/3, Krembone. 847-298-7487.

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.

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. Sat 3/3, John Hermanson & Alva Star, Al Rose. Mon 3/5, 7 PM, open mike hosted by Ripley Caine & Marlon. Wed 3/8, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase hosted by Matt Tiegler. Fri 3/9, Jeff Altergott & Ashley Peacock, Melaniejane. Sat 3/10, Martha's Trouble, Tom Case. 773-929-3680.

UNDERGROUND LOUNGE 952 W. Newport: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Tarts. Sat 3/3, Trading Brains, Multivitamins. 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 PM. Sat 3/3, Flocos. Sundays, DJ Black Russian spins drum 'n' bass. 773-871-7799.

VAUGHAN'S PUB 2917 N. Sheffield: Tuesdays, 10 PM, open jam with Anthony & Tony C. 773-281-8188.

VIOLET 3423 N. Southport: Restaurant and bar. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Stockboy. 773-528-2220.

VOLTAIRE 3231 N. Clark: Mondays, 7 PM, Freddy Allen & Amy Armstrong. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 and 9 PM, Voltaire 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 3/2, Raven. Sat 3/3, Deluxury. Fri 3/9, R' Gang. Sat 3/10, Sister Envy. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, 56 Hope Road, Escape From Earth. Sat 3/3, Cycle Something, Bamboo Grove. Tue 3/6, 9 PM, acoustic showcase hosted by Melissa Rose. Sat 3/10, Life in General, Rooster. 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 3/2, Jimbo Delta. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 3/9, Karmaseddon & friends. 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 spin progressive house, trance, R&B, and hip-hop. 312-337-3223.

WILD GOOSE 4265 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/9, We You They. 773-281-7112.

WILD HARE 3530 N. Clark: Reggae and Afro-Caribbean music nightly at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Ark Band. Sat 3/3, Sam Ghanson, Rising Lion. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. 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 (3/8 with Ellen Rosner & Dave Awl). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Dr. Didg. 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 3/2, Derrick Carter, Cedric, Scott Allyn, Julius, Justin Long & Sativa. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

ACADEMY OF IRISH MUSIC Free concert. Sun 3/4, 2 PM, Louis Lerner Auditorium, Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln. 312-744-7616.

ARRANMORE Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Maple Street Chapel, Maple and Main, Lombard. 630-629-2630.

THE CROSSING Benefit for Lydia Home Association. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Mt. Olive Church, 3850 N. Tripp. 773-736-1447.

GAELIC STORM Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine, Batavia. 630-840-2787.

JOHN GORKA, MUSTARD'S RETREAT Sun 3/11, 7 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

IRISH ROVERS Thu 3/8, 8 PM, auditorium, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. 773-282-7035.

JURYS IRISH CABARET with Tony Kenny, Jim Doherty, Dermot O'Brian & others; Claddagh opens. Sun 3/4, 6 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500.

SI KAHN, PEGGY SEEGER See Critic's Choice. Sun 3/4, 7 PM (preceded by a lecture at 5:30 PM), Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JAMES KEELAGHAN, DANA ROBINSON Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale. 708-802-0236.

BONNIE KOLOC Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Mainstage Theatre, Performing Arts Building, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake. 847-543-2300.

JOHN McDERMOTT Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

COMER "MOON" MULLINS Fri 3/9, 8 PM, and Sat 3/10, 2 PM, SecondSpace Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

SPECIAL CONSENSUS Sun 3/11, 3 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

THREE MEN IN KILTS perform at a benefit for the Flanigan family. Sat 3/10, 5:30 PM, Providence Catholic High School, 1800 W. Lincoln Hwy., New Lenox. 773-238-3195.

RHONDA VINCENT BAND, JAMES KING BAND Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Fri 3/2, 9 PM, Yonder Mountain String Band, Blueground Undergrass. Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Yonder Mountain String Band, Cornmeal. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Wednesdays, 8 PM, Cornmeal. Thu 3/8, 9 PM, Shancie, Unity Squad. Sun 3/11, 8 PM, Spider Stacy Pogue Mahone. 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 3/3, Kelly Kessler & Deanna Varagona. Sun 3/4, Can-Ky-Ree. Sun 3/11, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. 773-384-2547.

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

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

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

DELILAH'S 2771 N. Lincoln: DJs spin weeknights after 9 PM; no cover. Wed 3/7, DJ Nan spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DUKE O'BRIEN'S 110 N. Main, Crystal Lake: Sun 3/11, 10:30 AM, Kat Eggleston; 3 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 4:30 PM, Molly & the Tinker. 815-356-9980.

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 3/2, Burren Ceili Band. Sat 3/3, Three Men in Kilts. Fri 3/9, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sat 3/10, Fast Eddie. 773-282-7035.

FITZ'S PUB 172 Addison, Elmhurst: Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Switchback (no cover). 630-530-0777.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/3, 8 PM, J.D. Crowe & the New South, Special Consensus. Mon 3/5, 8:30 PM, Sharon Shannon Band. Tue 3/6, 7:30 PM, open stage with Richard Burnett. Wed 3/7, 7:30 PM, benefit for Animal Care League with Thursday's Child. Thu 3/8, 8 PM, benefit for Arts of Life Studio with Big Breakfast. Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Laurence Nugent Band. 708-788-2118.

FOX'S IRISH OAK LAWN PUB 9240 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn: Sun 3/11, noon, Three Men in Kilts. 708-499-2233.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 3/10, Ethan Salers. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Sundays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Fred. Wed 3/7, Laura Braun. 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.

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: Fri 3/2, 9:30 PM, Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Dolly Varden, Nadine. 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 3/2, 9 PM, Switchback (no cover). 708-857-7910.

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

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Solas. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 3/3, Seamus O'Kane. Sat 3/10, Joey Edwin. 630-941-7100.

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

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Alison Brown Quartet. Sat 3/10, 7 PM, Brian Henneman; 10 PM, Blue Mountain, Hangtown. Sun 3/11, 9 PM, Chris Lee Band, Geoff Greenberg & Deanna Varagona. 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 3/2, Nancy Walker & Jenny McCarthy. Fri 3/9, On the Mainline. 630-969-9720.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Frank Morey. 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. Tuesdays, Brickey, Levitt, Tomasello & Miles. Thursdays, acoustic open mike with Ben Porter. 773-271-0401.

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE CHOIR perform with dance duo Eiko & Koma in When Nights Were Dark. Thu 3/8 through Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

FERNANDO JONES TRIO WITH BOBBY RUSH Free concert as part of the city of Chicago's 164th birthday party. Bobby Rush (see Critic's Choice) performs "Happy Birthday" and "Sweet Home Chicago." Sun 3/4, 1 PM, GAR Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

LARRY McCRAY Free in-store performance. Fri 3/2, 4 PM, Tower Records, 2301 N. Clark. 773-477-5994.

17th ANNUAL SALUTE TO GOSPEL MUSIC with the Barrett Sisters, Donnie McClurkin, College of Lake County Gospel Choir & others. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, auditorium, North Chicago High School, 1717 17th, North Chicago. 847-543-2300.

WILLIE "BIG EYES" SMITH performs at a gallery opening for the exhibit "Layering of the Psyche: The Unconscious as a Visual Pathway Toward Creative Images." Fri 3/2, 7 PM, Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler. 773-472-6725.

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 3/2, Willie Buck. Sat 3/3, Abb Locke. Tuesdays, open blues jam with J.B. Ritchie. Thursdays, Working Man's blues jam. 847-776-9850.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Sat 3/3, and Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/6, Eddy "the Chief" Clearwater Band. Thursdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Sat 3/3, and Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/6, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. 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 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Jimmy Johnson. Sun 3/4, Michael Coleman. Mon 3/5, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/6, John Primer. Wed 3/7, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thu 3/8, Chico Banks. Fri 3/9, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. 773-528-1012.

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

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

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

BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS 754 S. Wabash: Bar and restaurant with music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, 5:30 PM, Steve Arvey; 9:30 PM, Deborah Coleman, Matthew Skoller. Sat 3/3, 6:30 PM, Joe Moss; 10 PM, Long John Hunter, Jay Stulo. Sun 3/4, Phil Guy. Mon 3/5, jam hosted by Brother John. Tue 3/6, Marty Sammon & Midnight Street Jam. Wed 3/7, Joanna Connor. Thu 3/8, Mark Hummel. Fri 3/9, 5:30 PM, Marty Sammon; 9:30 PM, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Keith Doder & the Blue City Band. Sat 3/10, 6:30 PM, Diamond Jim Green; 10 PM, Tinsley Ellis, Big G & Real Deal. 312-427-0333.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/2, Skip Towne & the Greyhounds. 847-541-2500.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Fridays, Erwin Helfer & Barrelhouse Chuck. 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 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Howard Scott & the World Band. Sundays and Thursdays, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 773-624-3240.

CHORD ON BLUES 106 S. First, Saint Charles: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Thursdays. Fri 3/2, Chris Duarte Group. Sat 3/3, Guitar Shorty. Fri 3/9, Tinsley Ellis. Sat 3/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. 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 10:30 PM, 12:30 AM, and 2:30 AM on weekends. 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). 312-341-9787.

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

DICK'S LAST RESORT 435 E. Illinois: No cover. Sundays, 10 AM-2:30 PM, Gospel Supremes. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Professor John & His Band. 312-836-7870.

EAST OF THE RYAN 914 E. 79th: Sun 3/4, 6:30 PM, Bobby Rush (see Critic's Choice), Nellie Travis, Jake Moore, Holly Maxwell, Mr. Lee, J.P., and comedian Manuel Arrington. 773-874-1500.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. Sat 3/3, Tommy McCracken & Force of Habit. Sat 3/10, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. 630-416-4898.

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

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

GOOD TIMES PUB 675 W. North, Elmhurst: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Ted Aliotta & the Groove Machine. 630-833-3534.

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 3/3, 9:30 PM, Bumblebee Bob & the Stingers. Tue 3/6, 8:30 PM, Rob Stone & the C-Notes (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 3/10, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. 708-484-3610.

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

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

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Live music on the Back Porch Stage at 10 PM. Fri 3/2, Pete Special. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 3/6, Phil Guy & the Chicago Machine. Thu 3/8, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, No Mercy Band. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

HOUSE OF BLUES HOTEL 333 N. Dearborn: Music in the Kaz Bar 9 PM-1 AM. Sat 3/3, L.J. Walker. 312-245-0333.

JOHN'S BUFFET 27 W 482 Jewell, Winfield: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Sat 3/10, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-752-2000.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Sandra Hall, 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 3/8, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Eddy Clearwater. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Laretha Weathersby. Sat 3/3, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Joe Barr. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 3/8, Nellie Travis & Men in Black. Fri 3/9, Bobby "Slim" James. Sat 3/10, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-566-0555.

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

LEXUS SOCIAL CLUB 5124 W. Madison: Mondays, 9 PM, Pat Smillie Band. 312-829-4600.

LIFE'S TOO SHORT 1177 N. Elston: Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 773-384-1040.

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

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: Music after 7 PM. Mondays, Fantastic L'Roy & His Blues Revue. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, DJs spin blues. Thursdays, In Tent City Band, Grandmaster & the Unbelievable Band. 773-373-1260.

LONE STEER 7601 S. Cicero: Thursdays, 9:30 PM, Masheen Company. 773-838-8383.

NICK'S 1516 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM; no cover. Sat 3/3, Steve Freund Blues Band. Sat 3/10, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-252-1155.

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

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 3/6, Jimmy Burns. 773-472-1000.

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

PORTER'S OYSTER BAR & NIGHTCLUB 446 Virginia (Rte. 14), Crystal Lake: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM Wednesdays. Wed 3/7, Kingsnakes. 815-477-0340.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: No cover. Fri 3/2, Larry McCray. Sat 3/3, Matthew Skoller Band. Sundays, blues jam hosted by the Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 3/8, Rockin' Johnny Band. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 7:30 PM. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. 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 3/2, John Primer. Sat 3/3, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 3/8, Eomot RaSun & Lurrie Bell. Fri 3/9, Chico Banks. Sat 3/10, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Mondays, Rockin' Johnny Band. 773-772-6656.

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

TOWNHALL PUB 3340 N. Halsted: Music after 10 PM. Wednesdays, Brothers K Band. 773-472-4405.

290 SPORTS & JUICE BAR 3457 W. Harrison: No cover. Fridays, 10 PM, and Sundays, 9 PM, Willie D. & the All-Stars. 773-533-9208.

jazz

concerts

GRAZYNA AUGUSCIK Free concert. Sat 3/10, 8:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

MARCUS BELGRAVE WITH THE COLUMBIA COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE, EVANSTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, Terrace Room, Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge, Evanston. 847-424-7130.

DAVID BOYKIN & ANDRE BEASLEY Free in-store performance. Sat 3/3, 1 PM, Jazz Record Mart, 444 N. Wabash. 312-222-1468.

MARGARET CARLSON Free performance. Tue 3/6, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE William Russo conducts New Orleans and Chicago: Bix and Louis. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Barrows Auditorium, Wheaton College, 501 College, Wheaton. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Harold Washington Theater, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. 312-344-6425.

RYAN COHAN QUINTET Free concert. Mon 3/5, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

CARLA COOK See Critic's Choice. Tue 3/6, 8 PM, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell, Arlington Heights. 847-577-2121. Wed 3/7, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100. Thu 3/8, 7:30 PM (Bob Guthrie Quartet opens), DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600.

TOBIAS DELIUS TRIO See Critic's Choice; no cover. Fri 3/9, 1 PM, Flaxman Screening Room, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan. 312-899-5100.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBOS Peter Ballin, director. Tue 3/6, 8 PM, Recital Hall, DePaul University, 804 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

KURT ELLING QUARTET, MIKE SMITH WITH POET MARC SMITH Sun 3/4, 7 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FIVE SPOT QUINTET Free concert as part of the city of Chicago's 164th birthday party. Sun 3/4, 1 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JEREMY KAHN TRIO Sun 3/4, 4 PM, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois, Lake Forest. 847-234-6060.

ANDREW KAPSALIS TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2783.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE JAZZ FACULTY CONCERT with Janice Borla, Art Davis, Mark Colby, John McLean, Frank Caruso, Dave Marr & Jack Mouse. Wed 3/7, 7:30 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-5625.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Daniel J. Farris. Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE under the direction of Don Owens. Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NOVA BOSSA Free performance in Cafe Espresso. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY JAZZ COMBO & LAB BAND in a free performance. Thu 3/8, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

DAN SAURA TRIO Free in-store performance. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1629 Orrington, Evanston. 847-733-8852.

JOHN SHIURBA FESTIVAL OF DUOS Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Artemisia Gallery, third floor, 700 N. Carpenter. 312-226-7323.

SOUND & THE FURY Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

STUCKONCEILING Free concert. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

STUDIO CH&K&K Free concert. Sat 3/10, 9:30 PM, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

UPTOWN RHYTHM CLUB Swing dance concert. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

CHUCHITO VALDES AFRO-CUBAN ENSEMBLE Free concert. Fri 3/9, 7 PM, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 312-742-7581.

CHRIS WHITE DUO Free concert. Wed 3/7, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

jazz

clubs

AL'S CAFE 43 DuPage, Elgin: Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Zvonimir Tot Trio. 847-742-1180.

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/2, 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Saturdays, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio. 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. Wednesdays, 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 3/8, 5 PM, Parisian Redheads; 9 PM, Ron Friedman Quintet. 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 3/2 through Sat 3/3, Michael Ross. Sun 3/4 through Sat 3/10, Bobby Lewis. Sun 3/11, Michael Ross. 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 3/7, 8 PM, Ron Smith Duo (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 3/2, 5:30 PM, Jon Mead; 9 PM, Frank Dawson Trio. Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Ron Zettl Quartet. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Scott Holman Trio.847-368-0792.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Sun 3/4, 6-9 PM, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. Sun 3/11, 6-9 PM, Claudia Perez. 312-454-1227.

CAFE LUCIANO 871 N. Rush: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Lenny Perretta Trio. Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Sami Scot. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM, Lenny Perretta & Richie Pardo. 312-266-1414.

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: Music after 9:30 PM. Thu 3/8, Sam Burckhardt Combo. 773-384-2547.

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

CATCH 35 35 W. Wacker: Piano bar and restaurant. Fridays, 5:30-9 PM, Libby York. Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, Beckie Menzie. Tuesdays, 5-8 PM, Elizabeth Doyle. Wednesdays, 5-8 PM, Beckie Menzie. 312-346-3500.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/2, 9 PM, Frank Lamphere Quartet. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 3/4, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. Tuesdays, 7 PM, Jack Carr. Wednesdays, 7 PM, Jerry Owings. Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Jack Carr; 9 PM, jazz jam session with John Bany, Charlie Braugham & Don Stille. Fri 3/9, 9 PM, Mark Madsen Duo. Sun 3/11, 5:30 PM, Greg Fishman Duo. 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 10:30 PM, 12:30 AM, and 2:30 AM on weekends. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Slim Man. 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 3/7, Tobias Delius Quartet (see Critic's Choice). 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 3/8, 8 PM, Spats & His Dixie Cats (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 3/3, Jeff Lasky Trio. Sat 3/10, Trio Du Jour. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 3/2, Dave Gessner Trio. Sat 3/3, Matt Erion Trio. Fri 3/9, pianist Abi Demirgian. Sat 3/10, Ron Smith 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 3/4, 6 PM, Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Frieda Lee. Sun 3/11, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. 708-788-2118.

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

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

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

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

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Fri 3/2, Cecile Savage. Sat 3/3, Dan Maragrit. 773-256-1570.

GALLERY CABARET 2020 N. Oakley: Music at 10 PM. Tue 3/6, Ron Cooper. Sat 3/10, Tony Morrison. 773-489-5471.

GERRI'S PALM TAVERN 446 E. 47th: Saturdays, 2-5 PM, "Sounds for the Seniors" hosted by DJ Gil Daspit. Sundays, 6-9 PM, Ancestral Resurrection Ensemble with C. Siddha Webber, David Boykin, Ben Montgomery, Leo O'Dell, Duryving Ternoir, and Sura Dupart. Wednesdays, 9 PM, David Boykin's Expanse. 773-373-6292.

GIANNI V. 550 Green Bay, Highwood: Restaurant with music in Club 550. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, Joey Duna Trio (no cover). 847-433-5515.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/2, 9:30 PM, Detour. Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Isaiah Mitchell & Midnight Sun. Sun 3/4, 8 PM, Steve Gibbons Quartet (no cover). Mon 3/5, 8 PM, Jeff Marx Quartet (no cover). Tuesdays, 8 PM, pro jam hosted by Detour. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Bill Porter Orchestra with Rich Fudoli. 773-395-0066.

GREEN MILL 4802 N. Broadway: Fri 3/2, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Paul Wertico Trio; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/3, 8 PM, George Freeman Quartet; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. Sun 3/4 and Sun 3/11, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wednesdays, 9 PM, Kurt Elling Quartet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 3/9, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/2, 10:30 PM, Chicago Bridge Unit with Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler & Tim Mulvenna. Sun 3/4, 8 PM, Rodney Clark & the Jazz Unlimited Big Band. Thu 3/8, 9 PM, Triage. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. 773-465-8005.

HECKY'S JAZZ CLUB 1623 Simpson, Evanston: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/2, Chesley Spring Quintet. 847-869-3811.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Fri 3/2, 9 PM, 8 Bold Souls. Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 3/6, 9 PM, Tim Daisy Trio, Matt Bauder with Jerome Bryerton & Ben Bracken. Wed 3/7, 8 PM, Marilyn Crispell (see Spot Check), Tricolor. Thu 3/8, 8 PM, Rosenberg Creative Orchestra (see Critic's Choice). 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 3/4, Matt Bauder Group. 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 3/2 through Sun 3/4, Monty Alexander Trio. Mon 3/5, 8 PM, William Russo & the Chicago Jazz Ensemble Big Band with Marcus Belgrave, Columbia College Jazz Ensemble. Tue 3/6 through Sat 3/10, Gerry Mulligan tribute band with Randy Brecker, Claire Daly, Ted Rosenthal, Ron Vincent & Dean Johnson. Sun 3/11, 4 and 8 PM, Buddy DeFranco Quartet; 10 PM, Gerry Mulligan tribute band with Claire Daly, Ron Vincent, Dean Johnson & Bobby Lewis. 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.

KATERINA'S 1920 W. Irving Park: Thursdays, 9-11 PM, John Brumbach Quartet. 773-348-7592.

LINCOLNWOOD RADISSON HOTEL 4500 W. Touhy, Lincolnwood: Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 PM, Gina Gibson. 847-677-1234.

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 9 PM; no cover. Thu 3/8, Joseph Marchione Trio. 773-489-3490.

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

MAGNUM'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 225 W. Ontario: Live piano music after 6 PM Mondays through Saturdays, 5:30 PM Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays, Chicago Rose. 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. Sundays, Tom Linsk. 630-543-1010.

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

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 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Valentino. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Mueller Group. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/2, Dennis Luxion Trio. Sat 3/3, Jodie Christian Trio. Wed 3/7, 7 PM, Steve Ramsdell Trio; 10 PM, jam session hosted by Pat Brady Trio. Fri 3/9, Tim Green Trio. Sat 3/10, Ron Perrillo Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

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

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: 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; no cover. Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Jim Cooper Quartet. Mon 3/5, Alison Ruble. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 3/7, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Thu 3/8, Scott Anderson Trio. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Jeff Marx Quartet. 847-328-0399.

PHILANDER'S OAK PARK 1120 Pleasant, Oak Park: Fridays, 9:30 PM, King Fleming Trio. Saturdays, 9:30 PM, Rankinfyle. Mondays, 7:30 PM, Nadine Baxter. Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, Dan Nicholson. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Eddie Harrison. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, Kara Kesselring. 708-848-4250.

PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 1800 W. Division: Music at 9:30 PM. Mondays, Our Thing. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/2, Brian Gephart/Bob Long Quartet. Sat 3/3, Brienn Perry Quartet. Sun 3/4, Alison Ruble Trio. Mon 3/5, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Wed 3/7, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 3/8, Grazyna Auguscik Trio. Fri 3/9, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 3/10, Elijah Levi Quartet. Sun 3/11, Margie Gibson Trio. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/2, Mark Madsen Trio. Sat 3/3, Ron Surace Trio, Yoko Noge. Tue 3/6, Steve Frisbie & Liam Davis. Fri 3/9, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Sat 3/10, Franz Jackson Quartet. 847-266-1313.

PUMP ROOM Omni Ambassador East Hotel, 1301 N. State Parkway: No cover. Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 PM, live piano music; 8:30 PM, Dan Merrigan Trio with Alison Ruble. 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.

RUMORS 4500 N. Lincoln: Sun 3/4, 9 PM, Denise La Grassa Quartet. 773-271-9944.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Tuesdays, Taku Akiyami Quartet. 773-772-6656.

SOPRANOS 2901 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant. Saturdays, 8 PM, Frank Lamphere Trio performs 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, Tuesdays through Thursdays, Donny DeMarco Trio. 312-527-3510.

SULLIVAN'S STEAK HOUSE 244 Main, Naperville: Music at 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays; no cover. Fridays, Kevin Kizer Trio. 630-305-0230.

TORTILLA FLATS 116 Schiller, Elmhurst: Sundays, 5-7:30 PM, and Thursdays, 7-9:30 PM, Essence of Jazz Trio (no cover). 630-832-9797.

UFFA 1008 W. Armitage: Fridays, 9 PM-midnight, Denise La Grassa Duo. 773-665-4410.

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 3/2 and Sat 3/3, Douglas Ewart & the Inventions with Wallace LaRoy, Mwata Bowden, Dudhun Mosley, Tatsu Aoki & Darius Savage. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. 312-791-9050.

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

VILLA KULA 4518 N. Lincoln: Tearoom and cafe features jazz pianists. Fridays, 5 PM, Eric Lugosch; 9 PM, Buddy Charles. Sat 3/3, 9 PM, Erwin Helfer & John Brumbach. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. Sat 3/10, 9 PM, Ron Dewar, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. 773-728-3114.

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

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

WHAM BONGO BAR 111 W. Hubbard: Wednesdays, 8 PM, Brendan Giusti Group. 312-396-9426.

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

PAOLO CONTE Wed 3/7, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHAMIN CORREA & LOS TRES CABALLEROS, ANGEL D'CUBA & HIS SUGARCANES Sat 3/3, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

ALEX D'CASTRO, ALL HONOR Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Gateway Theatre, 5216 W. Lawrence. 773-278-0501.

LALEZAR ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice; free admission. Wed 3/7, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6169.

MAXWELL STREET KLEZMER BAND Sun 3/11, noon, Shaare Tikvah, 5800 N. Kimball. 773-539-2202.

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Brazilian piano music with Maria Teresa Madeira. Wed 3/7, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

POOKNURY Korean percussion concert. Fri 3/2, 7 PM, PANG: Producing Arts for a New Generation, 1419 W. Blackhawk. 773-772-7248.

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 3/8, 9 PM, Carlitos Rey. 312-266-1944.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tue 3/6, 11 PM, Quatro Fantasticos. 773-395-0066.

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

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Sat 3/3, 10 PM, Willie Gomez Con Cache Orquesta. Fri 3/9, 9 PM, Orquesta Latira. 312-362-9707.

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

THE NOTE 1565 N. Milwaukee: Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. 773-489-0011.

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

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

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

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

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

SLICK'S LOUNGE 1115 N. North Branch: Mon 3/5, 9 PM, Angel D'Cuba y Su Combo. 312-932-0006.

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 and Saturdays, 9 PM, Dr. Brad & Company (no cover). Thursdays, 9 PM, open percussion jam. 312-396-9426.

WHITE STAR 225 W. Ontario: Wednesdays, 9 PM-4 AM, DJ Eddie Mosqito Cruz spins salsa, mambo, and rumba (mambo bands also perform). 312-337-3223.

WILLOW COFFEE & TEA 1100 W. Thorndale: Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Latin jazz with Valerie Booker. 773-907-3500.

classical

ALLEGRO ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Wed 3/7, 11:30 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

APOLLO CHORUS OF CHICAGO Stephen Alltop, conductor (Faure, Gabrieli, Durufle, Tavener, Vaughan Williams). Sun 3/4, 3 PM, St. Peter's Church, 110 W. Madison. 630-960-2251.

ARCHIGLAS a cappella ensemble (Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Tchesnokoff, traditional). Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph, Oak Park. 708-848-4741.

ARS ANTIGUA Jerry Fuller, conductor, with Chicago Camerata (Bach, Telemann, Corelli, Biber, Stradella). Free admission. Sat 3/10, 2 PM, St. James Chapel, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, 103 E. Chestnut. 312-415-2391.

ARS VIVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alan Heatherington, conductor (Bruckner, R. Strauss). Sun 3/11, 7:30 PM, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. 847-673-6300.

REGINA HARRIS BAIOCCHI with Elsa Harris, Lucretia Jackson-Lucas, Richard Nunley, Jr., Diana Parmeter, and others in a free concert of vocal music by Baiocchi. Sat 3/3, 2 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-458-9898.

CECILIA BARTOLI AND DANIEL BARENBOIM mezzo-soprano and piano (Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, and others). Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conductor, with storyteller-narrator Megan Wells (Eriksson, Norgard, Lindberg, and others). Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut. Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Unity Temple, 875 Lake, Oak Park. Sun 3/11, 4 PM, First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 773-755-1628 or 800-746-4969.

CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA John Sherer conducts a free concert (J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.L. Bach, W.F. Bach). Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 262-605-0274 or 312-744-6630.

CHICAGO CHORAL ARTISTS with viola da gamba soloist Mary Springfels (Bach, D. Scarlatti, Handel). Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 W. Division, River Forest. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park. 773-549-7751.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor (Mozart, Bruckner). Tue 3/6, 7:30 PM, Daniel Barenboim, conductor, with mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli (Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Stravinsky). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in a free concert (Donizetti, Wagner, Tchaikovsky). Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

CLASSICAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO in public rehearsal. Free admission. Sat 3/3 and Sat 3/10, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

THE CLERKS' GROUP performs Renaissance vocal music (Tallis, Tye, Gombert, Parsons, Sheppard, and others). Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-8068.

FLORINA CUPSA-PLESOIU, ARUNA SERBANESCU, AND MICHAEL WILSON sopranos and piano, in a free concert (Beethoven, Grigoriu, Massenet, Mozart, Verdi, Rossini). Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan. 312-987-1196.

DE PAUL UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND COMBINED CHOIRS Clayton Parr conducts Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem in a free concert. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7664.

DU PAGE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND Mark Hengesh, conductor (Saint-Saens, Grainger, Ticheli, Smith, Bennett). Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FLYING SAUCER CAFE 1123 N. California: Wednesdays, 7 PM, guitarist Kurt David Phillips. 773-342-9076.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/2, 12:10 PM, soprano Rose Guccione-Stuart. Fri 3/9, 12:10 PM, organist Thomas Gouwens. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

MICHAEL FRITSCH piano, in a free concert (Mozart, Chopin, MacDowell, Griffes, Kregor). Tue 3/6, 7:30 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

GIA MIA 324 Burr Ridge, Hinsdale: Restaurant. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 PM, guitarist Goran Ivanovic. 630-734-0300.

GILBERT & SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY performs Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida. Thu 3/8, 7:30 PM, Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, 8 PM, and Sun 3/11, 2 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-8069.

DANIEL HEIFETZ violin, with the Classical Band (Vivaldi, The Four Seasons). Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

HIGHLAND PARK STRINGS Francis Akos conducts a free concert featuring cellist Patrick Jee (Haydn, Bach, Herbert). Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Elm Place School, 2031 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-831-3810.

JUBILATE CHILDREN'S CHOIR OF THE NORTH SHORE Alan Heatherington, conductor (Copland, Dello Joio, Harris). Fri 3/2 and Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Divine Word Chapel, 2001 Waukegan Rd., Techny. 847-295-2135.

LA SALLE BANK MUSICORPS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot conducts a free concert (Stravinsky, Brahms, Vaughan Williams). Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Vittum Theater, Northwestern University Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble. 312-294-3807.

LAKE SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Russell Vinick, conductor, with the DePaul Community Chorus and vocal soloists (Beethoven, Bach). Sun 3/4, 3:30 PM, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. 312-409-5670.

YURA LEE violin. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

DOUG LOFSTROM conductor, with soprano Laura Amend, pianist Sebastian Huydts, violinist Katherine Hughes, and others in a program of music by Lofstrom. See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-6324.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/2, Tue 3/6, and Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor (Wagner, The Flying Dutchman). Sat 3/3, 2 PM, and Wed 3/7 and Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre and tenor Vincenzo La Scola (Puccini, Tosca). 312-332-2244.

LORENZO MICHELI guitar (Giuliani, Barrios, Castelnuovo-Tedesco). Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, 700 University, Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CHORALE (Brahms, Schumann, Barber, Tucker). Sun 3/11, 7 PM, Winnetka Women's Club, 485 Maple, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert (Joplin, Baker, Logan, Perkinson, Tillis). Sun 3/4, 2 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 312-344-7559.

NEW CLASSIC SINGERS Lee Kesselman, conductor, with the Ars Viva Orchestra (Bernstein, Candide). Sat 3/3, 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

NEW MUSIC DE PAUL features flutist Janice Misurell-Mitchell, clarinetist Christie Vohs, and pianists George Tenegal, Amy Williams, Helen Bugallo, and Renee Jakovic in a free concert (Ligeti, Misurell-Mitchell, Westerberg, Williams, Muczynski). Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Concert Hall, DePaul University, 800 W. Belden. 773-325-7260.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR John Warfel conducts a free concert. Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE CONCERT WINDS Lawrence Van Oyen conducts a free concert. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College, 310 E. Benton, Naperville. 630-637-7469.

NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY OPERA SCENES WORKSHOP in a program of staged opera excerpts (Mozart, Britten, Humperdinck). Fri 3/2, 7:30 PM, Hanson Hall, North Park University, 3225 W. Foster. 773-244-5625.

NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Cornelia Laemmli conducts a free concert (Greig, Linscheid, Faure, R. Strauss). Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan, Evanston. 847-864-2288.

NORTH SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY Donald Chen, conductor (Haydn, Beethoven). Sun 3/11, 7 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-328-5158.

NORTHWEST CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Michael Holian conducts a free concert. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, south campus, Wilbur Wright College, 3400 N. Austin. 773-481-8143.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Victor Yampolsky, conductor (Haydn, Purcell, Mozart). Tue 3/6, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND Daniel J. Ferris, conductor. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 S. Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA Robert G. Hasty, conductor (Hovhaness, Khatchaturian, Verdi). Sun 3/4, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SINGERS Bruce Hall, conductor (Verdi, Ferris, traditional). Sat 3/3, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND John Lynch, conductor (Vaughan Williams, Paulus, Holst, Persichetti, Theofinidas). Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victor Yampolsky, conductor, with winners of the Northwestern University Concerto Competition (Rodrigo, Rachmaninoff, Tomasi, Corigliano). Fri 3/2, 7:30 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000.

KSENIA NOSIKOVA performs piano music of Liszt in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 3/7, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB (Josquin, Tallis, Schubert). Fri 3/9, 8 PM, St. Michael's Church, 1633 N. Cleveland. 773-388-3316.

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPERA STUDIO performs Puccini's La boheme. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Mainstage, Performing Arts Center, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-635-1893.

RICHARD OLSEN AND BENJAMIN LYNERD viola and piano, in a free recital (Brahms, Hindemith). Thu 3/8, 12:15 PM, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th. 773-702-8069.

PATRICK O'MALLEY, MARY ANNE WOLFF-GARDNER, AND KIM KATULKA recorders, Celtic harp, and viola da gamba, in a program of early music. Sun 3/4, 3 PM, First Congregational Church of Evanston, 1445 Hinman, Evanston. 847-864-8332.

PILGRIM CHAMBER PLAYERS (Mozart, Poulenc, Barber, Dvorak). Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-433-0972.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/3 and Sat 3/10, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

RAVENSWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE (Ding, Raimi, Silvestrini, Pasculli, Debussy, Ibert, Saint-Saens). Sun 3/4, 7 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH CHOIR in a free program (Rutter, Requiem). Sun 3/11, 4 PM, St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron. 312-751-6724.

SALT CREEK SINFONIETTA Dan Pasquale D'Andrea, conductor, with the South Suburban College Faculty Woodwind Quintet in a program of women composers (Farrenc, Paradis, Osborn). Sat 3/10, 8 PM, and Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 E. First St., Hinsdale. 630-415-2899.

EMMA SHOOK AND ANDREA SWAN violin and piano, in a free lecture-concert (Brahms). Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton, Skokie. 847-673-7774 or 847-324-3126.

KENNETH SLOWIK viola da gamba and cello, with harpsichordist Nancy Humphrey in an all-Bach recital. Sun 3/4, 7:30 PM, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 330 Laurel, Highland Park. 847-432-4458.

TRIO FONTENAY (Francaix, Schumann, Rachmaninoff). Sun 3/11, 3 PM (with preconcert lecture at 2 PM), Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-835-5084.

TRIO SETTECENTO Fri 3/9, 7 PM, Thoresen Performance Center, Music Institute of Chicago, 300 Green Bay, Winnetka. 847-446-3822.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Barbara Schubert, conductor, with cellist Benjamin Zweibel (Dvorak, Stravinsky, Ravel). Sat 3/3, 8 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th. 773-702-7300 or 773-702-8069.

MARK VALENTI piano (Debussy, Bartok, Beethoven, and others). Mon 3/5, 7:30 PM, Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan. 312-341-3780.

ANDRE WATTS piano (Chopin, Beethoven, Janacek). Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

WAUKEGAN SYMPHONY CONCERT CHORUS Sylvanis Tyler III conducts music of American composers (Phautsch, Parker, Thomson). Sunday, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 624 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Stephen Blackwelder, conductor (Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and others). Sun 3/4, 3:30 PM, Lyons Township High School, Brainard and Cossitt, LaGrange. 630-887-7464.

WILLIAM HENRY SWIFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE in a free concert. Fri 3/2, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

miscellaneous

ELGIN CHORAL UNION performs music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

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.

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE CHOIR performs with dance duet Eiko & Koma in When Nights Were Dark. Thu 3/8 through Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

KIDS FARE: THIS JAZZ IS JUMPIN' Children's concert and discussion with Northwestern University jazz students and faculty member Antonio J. Garcia. Sat 3/3, 10:30 AM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-467-4000 or 847-491-5441.

VICTOR LANZA & FRIENDS Sun 3/4, 3 PM, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan, Lake Forest. 847-735-5210.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 3/10, 1 PM, children's show with Justin Roberts. 773-525-2508.

SONGS FOR WIGGLEWORMS Children's concert. Sun 3/4, 4 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music Children's Center, 909 W. Armitage. 773-728-6000.

SPRINGHILL HIGH SCHOOL BAND Free concert. Fri 3/9, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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