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Rock, Pop, etc.

concerts

AMERICAN ENGLISH Beatles tribute band performs at a benefit for the Pickwick Theatre Council and the theatre program at Maine South High School. Fri 3/16, 7:30 PM, Pickwick Theatre, 5 S. Prospect, Park Ridge. 847-692-6590.

ANTIBALAS, MARVIN TATE'S D-SETTLEMENT See Spot Check. 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.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN Tue 3/13, 8 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

JAMES BROWN, OHIO PLAYERS,

JIMMIE "J.J." WALKER Fri 3/16, 7:30 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212.

RICHARD BUCKNER, CALIFONE Sat 3/17, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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

CORRS, CARY PIERCE Sold out. Wed 3/14, 7:30 PM, the Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield. 773-472-0449 or 312-559-1212.

CRESTA VERDE STRING QUARTET performs classic rock songs; benefit for the Unitarian Church of Evanston Choir's 2002 London Tour. Sun 3/18, 3:30 PM, Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge, Evanston. 847-869-1445.

DJs FLOOD, KOMPUTE, P-PHUNK & JOYRIDE spin drum 'n' bass, techno, French house, and house. Sun 3/11, 8 PM, Charybdis Multi-Arts Complex, 4423 N. Milwaukee. 773-427-9970.

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

FOREVER GREEN XXVI Benefit concert hosted by the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago with Prodigals, Fenians, Brigid's Cross, Chicago Rovers. Fri 3/16, 6 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

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

FUNKADESI, DJ REKHA, TS SOUNDZ Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Park West, 322 W. Armitage. 773-929-5959 or 312-559-1212.

GIDGETS GA-GA Free in-store performance. Sat 3/17, 5:30 PM, Record Emporium, 3346 N. Paulina. 773-248-1821.

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

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

KRS-ONE, ARMAND VAN HELDEN, RABBIT IN THE MOON, DJ MONK,

CIRRUS, AK 1200 Boogie Tribe and Plantation DJ music event also features Freaky Flow & MC Flipside, Triple Threat DJs, DJ Huggie, DJ Reza, Justin Long, Nosmo, MC Jamalski, Mr. S., Jes One, Paul Anthony & others. Sat 3/17, location to be announced. 773-404-9225 or 773-581-5267.

PATTI LA BELLE Fri 3/16, 7:30 PM, Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-791-6190 or 312-559-1212.

LUCKY BOYS CONFUSION Free concert. Fri 3/9, 9 PM, Room 2800, Turner Conference Center, Student Resource Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2712.

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.

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

OPEN MIKE hosted by Rob Anderlik. Sat 3/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

OUTKAST, LUDACRIS Fri 3/16 and Sun 3/18, 7:30 PM (Fri 3/16 sold out), Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W. Lawrence. 312-666-6667 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.

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE with Don Barnes, Kelly Keagy, Cathy Richardson, Henry Paul, Tom Keifer, Kevin Chalfant, Jeff Boyle, Dave Carl, Marzette Griffith, Anthony Gomes & others. Sat 3/17, 7:30 PM, Norris Theatre, Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham, Saint Charles. 630-584-7200, ext. 10.

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

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.

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.

VERBOW, BEKI HEMINGWAY Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, lounge, Student and Administration Center, William Rainey Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin, Palatine. 847-925-6100.

DAR WILLIAMS, JEB LOY NICHOLS Thu 3/15, 7:30 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. 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. Fri 3/16, 9 PM, Verbow, Amy Rigby, Miga. 773-478-4408.

ALUMNI CLUB 2251 N. Lincoln: DJs spin Thursdays through Saturdays. Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Ed Vantage spins in the loft. Thu 3/15, 10 PM, Mighty Joe. 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.

ARBOR VITAE 111 W. Jackson, Naperville: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/9, Tuneage. Sat 3/10, Zach Phillips. Fri 3/16, Jay Mathes Mkrtschjan. Sat 3/17, Bill Ward. 630-778-9090.

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 3/9, Chad Sommer, DJ Andre Solaris. Saturdays, DJs Jimmie Page & Jeff Moyer. Wednesdays, DJ Jeff Moyer (no cover). Thursdays, DJs Laura B & Jen Jameson. Fri 3/16, Paul Gressive & Justin Corbett, 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.

BEAT KITCHEN 2100 W. Belmont: Bar and restaurant with music after 9:30 PM, later on weekends. Fri 3/9, Glowbugs, Read Letter, Holiday Costume. Sat 3/10, Solidburn, Bamboo Grove, Billy Baroo. Sun 3/11, 4 PM, Stewed Coots; 7 PM, Clip, Echosend. Mondays, Pat McCurdy. Tue 3/13, D'funct. Wed 3/14, West of Rome, Hot Tub Bob. Thu 3/15, 9 PM, Fusion, Spin Cycle, Mediocre Superheroes. Fri 3/16, Greedy Gretchen, Stu Remley Band, Mos Isley. Sat 3/17, Polkaholiks, John Greenfield's Rock Band, Tinker Band, Gentleman John Battles. Sun 3/18, 8 PM, Maggi, Pierce & EJ. 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. Mondays, DJ Boa. Tuesdays, DJ Ralphi Rosario. 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. 312-243-1699.

BIG HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Music after 9 PM. Fri 3/9, Wish List, Gouda, Introversion. Sat 3/10, Bum Russians, Plad, Party of One, Stories for Boys. Thu 3/15, Dave Dale's Little Big Hand Band, Blinder, AKA. Fri 3/16, Buzz Capoozi, Anything But Weasel, Brother Lowdown. Sat 3/17, Dorks, Reagan National Crash Diet, Glory Whores. 773-384-0043.

BIG WIG 1551 W. Division: DJs spin 8 PM-2 AM nightly, 8 PM-3 AM Saturdays. Fri 3/9, DJs Magda & Mike Servito spin house. Saturdays, DJ Nique. Sundays, Uncle Milty, DJ 33 1/3. Mondays, DJ Red Lox spins reggae. Tuesdays, Anacron. Wed 3/14, Danny the Wildchild, 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. 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. 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 3/17, Sister Envy. 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 3/9, Sister Alvarez with Joe Sax. Sat 3/10, Four-Letter Story. Wednesdays, open jam session. Fri 3/16, Noveto Trio. Sat 3/17, Sonnets. 708-387-0050.

BROTHER JIMMY'S BBQ & BOOZE 2909 N. Sheffield: Bar and restaurant with music at 10 PM. Fri 3/9, Arthur Lee. Sat 3/10, Voices. 773-528-0888.

BUMPERS 312 McHenry, Buffalo Grove: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9, 7 Deez. Fri 3/16, Midnight. 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.

C.J. ARTHUR'S 1168 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette: Music at 8:30 PM; no cover. Fri 3/9, open mike hosted by Jim Dukelow. Sat 3/10, Casey McDonough. Fri 3/16, Weeds. Sat 3/17, John Geis, Mumbojumbo. 847-256-8870.

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

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

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

CALIFORNIA CLIPPER 1002 N. California: No cover. Sat 3/10, 9:30 PM, Riptones, Honeybees. Tuesdays, 9:30 PM, DJ Hide spins acid jazz. Thu 3/15, 8:30 PM, My Damn Butterfly. Sat 3/17, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sun 3/18, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Central Falls. 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.

CHAMBERS 6881 N. Milwaukee, Niles: Fri 3/16, 9 PM, Tony Smith Show. 847-647-8282.

CHICAGO CITY LIMITS 1712 W. Wise, Schaumburg: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/9, Storm Crow, Rose Colored Glasses. Sat 3/10, Spoonfed. Fri 3/16, Artificial Flavor. Sat 3/17, Mr. Meyers. 847-524-9910.

CHICAGO LOOP 7 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Sat 3/10, Infinity. Sat 3/17, Animation (Rush tribute band). 630-830-2565.

CIRCUIT NIGHTCLUB AND REHAB LOUNGE 3641 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Fri 3/9, DJ Aubrey spins techno and trance. 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. 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 3/15, DJs Ben & Aret spin northern soul, mod, freakbeat & 60s groove. Fri 3/16, DJs Dave Roberts & Joe Garza spin Iggy Pop & David Bowie. 773-489-0379.

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 3/9, Vona, Heavy Weather. Sat 3/10, Knee Deep Shag, the Gruv. Wednesdays, open mike. Fri 3/16, Kolbe. Sat 3/17, Copper Minds. 773-528-7569.

CRISTAL 1701 W. Golf, Rolling Meadows: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/10, Moods. Sat 3/17, Rendevous. 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: Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Nadas, 4-Fi. Sat 3/10, 11 PM, Underwater People, Turnstyles. Wednesdays, 9:30 PM, open jam hosted by Sam Cockrell & the Groove. Thu 3/15, 9 PM, DJ Confusion. Sat 3/17, 11 PM, Then Again, the Dog & Everything. 773-327-1662.

CUBBY BEAR LINCOLNSHIRE 21611 N. Milwaukee, Lincolnshire: Restaurant with music at 10:30 PM on weekends. Fri 3/9, Turnstyles. Sat 3/10, Bumpus. Thursdays, 8 PM, DJ spins dance music. Fri 3/16, Then Again. Sat 3/17, Michaelangelo, Glengael. 847-541-4700.

D'VINE 1950 W. North: Restaurant and wine bar. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 PM-3 AM, DJs spin acid jazz, ambient, house, and instrumental funk. 773-235-5700.

DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET 1383 N. Milwaukee: Music in the Piano Bar and in the Cabaret Room Wednesday through Sunday nights. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/9, 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 3/16, 8 PM, Spider Saloff; 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. Sun 3/11, DJ Lexi spins rock 'n' roll. Mon 3/12, DJ Gregor spins punk. Tue 3/13, DJ Mike Cook spins rock 'n' roll. Thu 3/15, DJ Tony (Jimi Hendrix 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 3/9, 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. Mon 3/12, 9 PM, Del Rey, DMS, Atropa, Absinthe Blind. Tue 3/13, 9:30 PM, Boulder, J.J. Paradise Players Club, Pistolero. Wed 3/14, 9 PM, Breather, Black Cuntry Rock, All Systems Halt. Fri 3/16, 9 PM, Stereotypes, TRS-80, DJ Hamster & Bunnyhug, Man Planet. Sat 3/17, 10 PM, Beer Nuts, Deals Gone Bad, the Bomb, DJ Matt Nelson. 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 3/10, Five Guys Named Moe. Sat 3/17, Five Cartoon Gypsy. 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 3/9, Disfunktion. Sat 3/10, Libido Funk Circus. Wednesdays, open mike hosted by Larry Welch (no cover). Thursdays, David Sarkis. Sat 3/17, 3:45 PM, Zen Celts; 6:45 PM, Cross Rogues; 10:30 PM, Orphans. 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 3/9, Underwater People. Sat 3/10, Core, Mr. Sparkle. Mondays, open mike hosted by Paul Allodi. Tuesdays, 45s. Wednesdays, U.R.B. Thursdays, Quantum Leap. Fri 3/16, 9 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band), Maggie Speaks; midnight, Sofa Kings. Sat 3/17, 5:30 PM, Orphans; 8:45 PM, Zen Celts; 10:30 PM, the Lash. 847-358-9150.

ELBO ROOM 2871 N. Lincoln: Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Big Daddy Roaches, Gelheads, Snake Oil. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Chubby Nothin' & the Bone, Back Drop, Fly Williams. Sundays, 10:15 PM, Sumo. Tue 3/13, 9 PM, Swidden, Saraphine, Rocks Pennycar. Wed 3/14, 9:15 PM, Brother Lowdown, Krembone. Thu 3/15, 9 PM, Josh Richter Band, Swag, Spears of Influence. Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Dr. Madd Vibe, Isotope 217, Tallulah, Seven Days of Stockhausen (benefit for Free Street youth work programs). Sat 3/17, 10 PM, Kiss-n-Ride, Johnny Letcher, Toe. 773-549-5549.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/9, Ali Baba & the Thieves. Fri 3/16, Crystal Eye. 773-775-2848.

EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western: Music at 10 PM. 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. Mon 3/12, Octant, Flux Information Sciences (see Spot Check), Stereo Sedative. Thu 3/15, We Ragazzi, Defender, Happy Supply. Fri 3/16, 9 PM, benefit for Ladyfest 2001 with Puta-pons, Hamiks, Forcefield UK, Tuffetts. Sat 3/17, Tuesdays Are Green, Dragstrip Syndicate, Amazing Kilowatts; 11 PM, Emperor Penguin, Sixto. Sun 3/18, 10 PM, Loraxx, Runner, Ghostcar. 773-276-3600.

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

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/16, Randy Amundsen. 847-718-9272.

EXCALIBUR 632 N. Dearborn: DJs spin 5 PM-4 AM Sundays through Fridays, 5 PM-5 AM Saturdays. Fridays, DJ Gil Burns. Saturdays, DJ Laura B. Thursdays, DJ Juan Carlos. 312-266-1944.

EXIT 1315 W. North: DJs spin music from 8 PM-4 AM nightly, 8 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-395-2700.

FAMOUS FREDDIE'S ROADHOUSE 1799 S. Busse, Mount Prospect: Music at 8 PM; no cover. Fri 3/9, Maryann & the Professors. Sat 3/10, the Blast. Wed 3/14, G'Tarman Dave. Thu 3/15, Rico. Fri 3/16, Shortcuts. Sat 3/17, Victoria & the Character Defect. 847-593-2200.

FANTASY LOUNGE 4400 N. Elston: Fridays, 9:30 PM, Fantasy Lounge House Band. Sundays, 7-11 PM, open mike. 773-685-8083.

FEATURES BAR & GRILL 10 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music in Club Mamalu at 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, Mike Heaton Band. Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, DJs spin hits from the 70s and 80s. Thursdays, Erik Howell. 630-416-3310.

FIRESIDE BOWL 2646 W. Fullerton: All-ages shows nightly. Fri 3/9, 7 PM, Wesley Willis, Country Teasers (see Critic's Choice), Turbo A.C.'s, Disengage, Blue Line Medic. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Rainer Maria, Mike Kinsella, Wolfie, Aloha. Sun 3/11, 8 PM, My Name Is Rar-Rar, Sicbay, Bottledog, Vida Blue. Tue 3/13, 8 PM, Murder City Devils, Dead Teenagers, Lynyrd's Innards. Wed 3/14, 7 PM, Dysrhythmia, Defeat of Me. Thu 3/15, 7 PM, Selby Tigers, Rod, South of No North, Conways. Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Flying Luttenbachers, Wolf Eyes, Metalux, Kevin Drumm. Sat 3/17, 5 PM, E-Town Concrete, Sworn Enemy, Problem Solver Revolver, Stifle. Sun 3/18, 7 PM, Koufax, Atari Star, Knuckleduster, God's Reflex. 773-486-2700.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Brave Combo. Fri 3/16, 10 PM, Iguanas, Scotty & the Ligonaires. Sat 3/17, 10 PM, Iguanas. 708-788-2118.

FIZZ BAR & GRILL 3220 N. Lincoln: Music after 10 PM. Mondays, open mike. Tuesdays, Steve Z. sings the songs of Frank Sinatra. 773-348-6000.

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/9, Calico Cats. Thursdays, 7:30 PM, DJs spin music of the 70s and 80s (no cover). Fri 3/16, Slugs. Sat 3/17, Love Dogs. 630-416-4898.

FRENZY BREW HOUSE & EATERY Seven Bridges, Rte. 53 and Purchase Dr., Woodridge: Music at 9 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Wed 3/14, Urban Surf. 630-964-5000.

FUEL 3724 N. Clark: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM, DJ EKG. Wed 3/14, 10 PM, Antje (no cover). 773-248-3330.

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE 728 W. Grand: Wed 3/14, 8 PM, DJ Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, DJ Anthony Nicholson (benefit for the Heartland Alliance). 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 3/9, Wax Buddha, Scottish. Mon 3/12, Mythic Figs, Pot Luck, Dwain Story, Joey Isreal, James Bourke, Scott Parrish, Scott Bailey, Herman Fritz & Arik Simons. Wed 3/14, Mighty Joe. Fri 3/16, Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane. Sat 3/17, So Scared & Co. 773-489-5471.

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

GET ME HIGH LOUNGE 1758 N. Honore: Music after 9 PM. Wednesdays, DJs spin "retro classics." 773-252-4090.

GIN MILL 2462 N. Lincoln: DJs spin after 9 PM Thursdays through Saturdays. 773-549-3232.

GIORGIO'S BANQUETS 276 E. Irving Park, Wood Dale: Sundays, 10 AM-3 PM, members of Stage Right Dinner Theatre perform show tunes. 630-766-4626.

GIRLBAR 2625 N. Halsted: DJs spin Fridays and Saturdays after 9 PM; no cover. Tue 3/13, open mike. Wednesdays, Venus Envy. 773-871-4210.

GLADHOUND'S PUB & EATERY 1600 Oakton, Elk Grove: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Sat 3/10, Artificial Flavor. Sat 3/17, Midnight. 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. Fri 3/9, Texas Flood. Sat 3/10, 7 Deez. Fri 3/16, Kashmir. Sat 3/17, Lisa Rene. 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.

GRIFFIN'S PUBLIC HOUSE 2710 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/9, Rock Bottom. 773-525-7313.

GUNTHER MURPHY'S 1638 W. Belmont: Music after 10 PM on weekends, 9:30 PM on weeknights. 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 3/15, 10 PM, Ballistic, Crash Poet (all-ages show). Sat 3/17, 11 PM, Michael McDermott, Fitz & the Celts. 312-943-2252.

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

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sun 3/11, 7 PM, benefit for Earthquake Relief in El Salvador with Ellen Rosner, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch, Amoreys, and Sonidos Ink (call 773-769-1126 for more information). Sat 3/17, 10:30 PM, Ethan Sellers, Justin Planasch, Vernal Pool, Mark Sheehy. 773-465-8005.

THE HIDEOUT 1354 W. Wabansia: 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 (see Spot Check), Hurricane Lamps. Sun 3/11, 9 PM, Ancient Greeks, Ruby Keeler (see Spot Check). Mon 3/12, 9:30 PM, Leroy Bach & Edward Burch (no cover). Wed 3/14, 9:30 PM, Birddogs. Thu 3/15, 9:30 PM, Ether Net (see Spot Check), Quiet Kid. Fri 3/16, 9:30 PM, Orso, Sinister Luck Ensemble, Deanna Varagona. Sat 3/17, 10 PM, Scrawl, Pistol Whipped. 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 3/9, Pat McCurdy. Sat 3/10, Cryin' Souls, Boatbuilders. Sat 3/17, Lightning & Thunder. 773-929-0944.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: 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. Wed 3/14, 8 PM, Cricket Rumor Mill, Tomato Box, String Theory. Fri 3/16, midnight, DJ David Chavez. 312-362-9707.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9, 11 PM, Roni Size Reprazent (see Critic's Choice), DJ Suv. Sat 3/10 and Sun 3/11, Carl Thomas, Sunshine Anderson. Tue 3/13, Maldita Vecindad. Wed 3/14, Black 47, the Lash. Thu 3/15, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise, Bare Jr. Fri 3/16, Van Zant, Mother Root. Sat 3/17, Drovers, Ophur. 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. Sat 3/17, Big Beat Embassy. 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.

J.D. BATTS 12237 Western, Blue Island: Fri 3/16, 9:30 PM, Back in Stride. 708-389-7810.

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 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Mike & Joe. Thu 3/15, 9:30 PM, Durty Lounge Lizards. Fri 3/16, Dave & Rae. Sat 3/17, Quantum Leap. Sun 3/18, Cee Knowledge & the Cosmic Funk Orchestra. 312-337-3486.

JOHNNY O'HAGAN'S 3374 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Thu 3/15, Delvin & Dietel. Fri 3/16, Dalrida. Sat 3/17, Tommy Mac. 773-248-3600.

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

JUB JUB CLUB 2447 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 9 PM. 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 3/9, Air This Side of Caution, Plain Jane, Dan Darrah. Sat 3/10, Missile, After Grace. Thursdays, Arthur Lee. Fri 3/16, Matthew Moon Band. Sat 3/17, Hoochie Suit. 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 3/9 and Thursdays, Cedarcase. Wed 3/14, Wing Nuts. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Pedal Steel Transmission. 773-525-2422.

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

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

LINDA & LAWRENCE'S 1044 W. 51st: DJs spin club music Saturday nights. 773-373-1260.

LOCAL GRIND 1585 N. Milwaukee: Music at 9 PM; no cover. Thu 3/15, Michael Charles. 773-489-3490.

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

LYONS DEN 1934 W. Irving Park: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/9, Juleps. Sat 3/10, Youngfathers. Tue 3/13, 9 PM, Bob Goynes' Outlaws of Country, Almighty Rogers. Wed 3/14, 9 PM, MWB, Big Breakfast. Thu 3/15, Sonic Voodoo Night, Jeff Freling (no cover). Fri 3/16, Big Hello, Shakes. Sat 3/17, Seers Poncho. Sun 3/18, Calico Cats, Jimbo Delta. 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 3/9, DJ Mark Grant with percussionist Leddie Garcia, DJ Jevon Jackson. Sat 3/10, Matthias "Matty" Heilbronn, DJs Mel Hammond & Dayhota. Sundays, Peven Everett with Seance Divine, DJs Brian G & Frique. Mondays, 7 PM, spoken word with Mental Graffiti; 10 PM, DJs Derrick Carter, Diz & Matty. Tuesdays, DJs J Reed, Striz, DCD & Shaka 23 spin trip-hop, down tempo, and deep house. Wednesdays, DJ Jesse de la Peña. Thu 3/15, Marshall Titus, DJs Ron Carroll & Mazi spin house. Sat 3/17, Miss Honey Dijon, 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 3/9, High Grass Dogs, Steepwater Band. Sat 3/10, Blue Rodeo, Honeydogs. Wednesdays, MVP. Thu 3/15, Honey Hi, Guilded Palaces of Sin. Fri 3/16, 10 PM, Anish, Youngblood Brass Band, Danglers. Sat 3/17, Robbie Fulks. 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 3/15, Hobby Weiss. 630-941-7100.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 201 E. Main, Saint Charles: Music at 9 PM. Sat 3/10, O'Briens. Wed 3/14 and Sat 3/17, Rick & Rob. 630-513-6300.

METRO 3730 N. Clark: Fri 3/9, 10 PM, Saw Doctors, Joe Cassidy. Sat 3/10, 7 PM, Saw Doctors, Joe Cassidy; 11 PM, DJ Peretz, DJ Justin Long. Sun 3/11, 6:30 PM, Kill Hannah, Sleeping at Last, Notaword, Torben Floor. Tue 3/13, 7 PM, Living End (see Critic's Choice), Arrivals. Thu 3/15, 9 PM, Jonny Polonsky, Exo, Pet Lover, Gidgets Ga-Ga; 11 PM, DJ Scary Lady Sarah. Fri 3/16, 7 PM, Tahiti 80, Promise Ring, Ultimate Fakebook; 11:30 PM, Mastermindz, ED O.G., Aceyalone, and Rasco with opening acts Family Tree, Tone B. Nimble, and Gregg D. Sat 3/17, 5:30 PM, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pegboy, Tossers, Teen Idols. Sun 3/18, 5:30 PM, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mustard Plug, Slackers, Lucky Boys Confusion. 773-549-0203.

MIKE & DENISE'S 1760 N. Farnsworth, Aurora: Music at 9:30 PM. Fri 3/9, Park Bench Society. Fri 3/16, 1160. 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 3/9, Saps, Kleinfelter, Janus. Sat 3/10, "Catalyst" DJs spin goth with KY, Bart Wtz, Jewodd & Scary Lady Sarah. Sundays, DJs Heede, Warp, and Voodoo spin world beat, acid jazz, Afrofunk, dancehall, and dub. 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. Fri 3/16, Kneel Drill, Rat Bastards, Tres Denadas. Sat 3/17, Liver Olympics, Redneck Exorcist, Drag Strip Syndicate, Naked & Shameless. 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 3/9, 10 PM, Baldwin Brothers, the Shiv. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, J. Davis Trio, Mabel Mabel; DJ Ron spins late. Sundays, 10:30 PM, Dirty MF & the Smoking Section. Tuesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Evan Coleman. Thursdays, 10 PM, Chicago Samba. Fri 3/16, 11 PM, Kid Million, Wes Hollywood Band, Turnerjoy. Sat 3/17, 11 PM, Menthol, the Help, Sons of Jor-el. 773-489-0011.

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.

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Wed 3/14, 9 PM, American English (Beatles tribute band). 312-664-1650.

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 3/9, Volta Do Mar. Sat 3/10, Hello Operator, Fuglys. Tuesdays, 8:30 PM, open mike hosted by Secret Vitamin Shag. Wed 3/14, Silver Measure. Thu 3/15, Thrillhouse Collective, Dugo. Fri 3/16, American Draft, Sidekick Kato. Sat 3/17, Violet Time, Platonics, Van Gogh. Sun 3/18, Eddie Dixon & Grapeshot. 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. 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. Tue 3/13, Arthur Lee. Wednesdays, Peking Turtle. Thu 3/15, Turnstyles. 847-266-1313.

THE (PROP) HOUSE 1675 N. Elston: DJs spin 11 PM-4 AM Sundays and Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 PM-5 AM Saturdays; three separate rooms feature hip-hop and reggae,

Latin and house music, and progressive dance and old school. 773-486-2390.

RAPTURE 730 N. Green: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM nightly on two floors. Mondays, open turntables. 312-409-7777.

RED DOG 1958 W. North: DJs spin a mix of funk, house, and dance music 10 PM-4 AM Fridays and Mondays, 10 PM-5 AM Saturdays. 773-278-1009.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Thursdays, 9 PM, open mike hosted by Pat Hall. 773-743-3355.

REDHEAD PIANO BAR 16 W. Ontario: Music 8:30 PM-2:30 AM Fridays and Sundays through Thursdays and 8 PM-4 AM Saturdays. Fridays, Gene Garcia. Saturdays, 8 PM, Kenny Phelps; 1 AM, John Zamojcin. Sundays, John Zamojcin. Mondays and Thursdays, Tom Linsk & Lisa McCloury. Tuesdays, John Zamojcin. Wednesdays, Kenny Phelps. 312-640-1000.

REDNOFIVE & FIFTH FLOOR 440 N. Halsted: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fri 3/9, Justin Long, DJ Slip, Shawn Jackson, Christopher Robin. Sat 3/10, Charles Little, Walsh & Sommer, Frique & Majid. Thu 3/15, Sven Vath. Sat 3/17, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith. 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 3/9, 10 PM, Rose Polenzani Band, Erin McKeown. Sat 3/10, 7 PM, Brian Henneman; 10 PM, Blue Mountain (see Spot Check), Hangtown. Mon 3/12, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Intelligibles, Fatalists. Fri 3/16, 10 PM, Homunculus, Sultans. Sat 3/17, 10 PM, Agents of Good Roots, Ominous Seapods. 773-525-2508.

SEASON TICKETS 50 N. Barrington, Streamwood: Music at 10 PM. Sat 3/10, Tongue Bath. Sat 3/17, Wave. 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 Microphone Bill spins reggae. 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 and Sundays, DJ Tone B. Nimble spins hip-hop, disco, and soul. Saturdays and Tuesdays, DJ Darrell Woodson spins house. Wednesdays, DJs Shon Dervis & Steve Bravo spin down tempo, hip-hop, and soul. Thursdays, Beat Parlor DJs spin. 312-932-0006.

SLUGGERS 11 Orland Square Mall, Orland Park: Sat 3/17, 10 PM, Foam Rubber, Nowhere Men. 708-403-1688.

SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark: DJs spin nightly after 10 PM. Fri 3/9, DJ Colette, Frank Q. Sat 3/10, DJs Heather & J-Dub, Mike Steele. Sundays, DJs Aleks, Chris & Joanna. Mondays, DJs LSE, Chris Widman, Warp & Anacron. Wednesdays, DJ Rekliner & DJ Brendan spin British punk, new wave, rockabilly & ska. Fri 3/16, Darrell Woodson, Oscar McMillan. Sat 3/17, Miles Maeda & the Traveling Love Show, Matty. 773-549-4140.

SMILER COOGANS 5637 W. Grand: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9, Asalto Rebelde, Los Jodidos, La Jola, Conflictos. Sat 3/10, Kaos Rising, Garden of Gray, Animus, Lost Thought. Fri 3/16, Smoke, Curmudgeon. Sat 3/17, 9-mm, Wake Up Call, Demonk. 773-889-0601.

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

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

SPUTNIK 18067 Dixie Hwy., Homewood: Fri 3/9, 7:30 PM, Plain White T's, Notaword, Straight Legged Kick. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Your Dad & the Dadettes, Mike, Short Arm Trick. Sun 3/11, 4 PM, Cup, Break of Day. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, open mike hosted by John Rickles (no cover). Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Evergreen Terrace, Lance & the BoBoys. Sat 3/17, 8 PM, First Grade Crush, Johnny Underdog, Shuttlecocks. Sun 3/18, 4 PM, Twinstar Plasma. 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. Fri 3/9, Andre Harris, Peter Gregory, DJ Uncle Milty. 312-587-8779.

SUBTERRANEAN CAFE & CABARET 2011 W. North: Music in the upstairs Cabaret Room; DJs spin nightly in the Lounge. In the Cabaret Room: Fri 3/9, 9 PM, "Croatian band night" with Boduli, Ludi Ritan, Bob & Buco. Sat 3/10, 9 PM, Clone Defects, Guilty Pleasures, Black Beauties, Alibis. Thu 3/15, 9 PM, Urban Funk Ordinance, Pipe Circus, Reverend Wright Time. Fri 3/16, 10 PM, Casolando, Kimi Hayes. Sat 3/17, 10 PM, open mike MC competition hosted by Rec Center. In the Lounge: Fridays and Saturdays, DJ Verb spins Motown, old school, and funk. Sundays, DJs Maryjane & AM/PM spin hip-hop. Mondays, open mike with Jennifer Peterson. Tuesdays, "606" hip-hop open mike with DJs Artek, Norm, Maryjane & Verb. Wednesdays, DJ Lf8tr spins techno & electronic music. 773-278-6600.

TEN56 1056 N. Damen: DJs spin after 10 PM. Fridays, Scratch & Sniff. Saturdays, Refried Beats with Mass Transit & J-Biz. Wednesdays, DJ Daddy Slacks. 773-227-4906.

TRANSIT 1431 W. Lake: DJs spin 9 PM-2 AM Thursdays and Fridays, 9 PM-3 AM Saturdays. 312-491-9729.

THE U!N! CLUB 3548 N. River Rd., Franklin Park: DJs and live music after 9 PM; no cover. Fridays, DJ Jimmy B. spins music from the 50s to the present. Saturdays, DJ Wild Bill spins dance music. Sundays, DJs Seba & Erik K. spin Polish progressive music. Tuesdays, Dr. Hortex spins Euro dance music. Wednesdays, DJ Wild Bill spins old school. Thursdays, DJ Frankie Perez, salsa & merengue dance lessons with Manny Lopez. 847-233-9091.

UNCOMMON GROUND CAFE 1214 W. Grace: Music at 8 PM. Fri 3/9, Jeff Altergott & Ashley Peacock, Melaniejane. Sat 3/10, Martha's Trouble, Tom Case. Mon 3/12, 7 PM, open mike. Wed 3/14, 8 PM, C.H.A.T. music showcase. Thu 3/15, Allette Brooks, Kevin Leeds. Fri 3/16, Antje, One Big Soul. Sat 3/17, Andrew Kerr, Chris Smith & Joseph Keller. 773-929-3680.

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. 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 3/9, R' Gang. Sat 3/10, Sister Envy. Fri 3/16, Eleventh Hour. Sat 3/17, Dysfunktion. 630-264-2739.

WATERLOO TAVERN 2270 N. Lincoln: Music at 10 PM. Fri 3/9, Dreaming Tree, Guilt Trip. Sat 3/10, Life in General, Rooster. Tue 3/13, 9 PM, acoustic showcase hosted by Melissa Rose. Wed 3/14, Pat McCurdy. 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 3/9, Rico. Saturdays, open stage. Fri 3/16, Mickey Brothers. 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 3/9, Culture. Sat 3/10, Zeleke, Indika. Sundays, reggae jam with Gizzae. Tuesdays, Devon Brown, Dub Dis. Wed 3/14, Carl Brown. Thu 3/15, Dansika. Fri 3/16, Melaku, Third Coast. Sat 3/17, Gizzae, Roots Vibration. 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 (3/15 with Fausto Fernos & Taylor E. Ross). 773-907-3500.

WOODEN NICKEL 327 Waukegan, Highwood: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/9, Jack Straw. Sat 3/10, Aswah Greggori & the Enforcers. Wed 3/14, Anne Harris Band. Thu 3/15, Cornmeal. Fri 3/16, Oucho Sparks. Sat 3/17, Salt, Silver. 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 3/9, DJs Justin Long & Sativa. Fri 3/16, JoVonn NYC, Common Factor. 312-787-0400.

folk & country

concerts

A TOUCH O' GREEN Benefit for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls with Shannon Rovers, Drovers, Narrowbacks, Dyed in the Wool & others. Sat 3/17, following the Saint Patrick's Day parade, fourth floor ballrooms, Chicago Hilton & Towers, 720 S. Michigan. 312-738-6361.

AISLINN, MEGHAN GAGLIARDI "Music and Masterpieces" Irish music concert; free admission. Thu 3/15, 2:30 PM, Martin D'Arcy Museum of Art, Loyola University, 6525 N. Sheridan. 773-508-2679.

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

VIRGINIA BOYLE WITH ANNEMARIE O'BRIEN & KEVIN BERRY perform as part of the Celtic city celebration. Fri 3/9, 6 PM, Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake, Oak Park. 708-383-8200, ext. 119.

RICHARD BUCKNER, CALIFONE Sat 3/17, 7 and 10 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

GALVIN COYLE Benefit for Wheaton Drama Inc. Thu 3/15, 7:30 PM, Sat 3/17, 8 PM, Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale, Wheaton. 630-513-1077.

JIM DEWAN & FRIENDS Free performance. Thu 3/15, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

FOREVER GREEN XXVI Benefit concert hosted by the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago with Prodigals, Fenians, Brigid's Cross, Chicago Rovers. Fri 3/16, 6 PM, Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand. 312-902-1943.

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

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

MULLIGAN STEW Benefit to send high school students to restore and repair homes with West Virginia's Mountain Valley Work Camp. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Park Ridge Community Church, 100 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. 847-823-3164.

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.

ON THE MAINLINE Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut, Western Springs. 708-246-0520.

PASSEN & CONWAY Free performances. Fri 3/16, noon, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750. Sat 3/17, 2 PM, Borders Books & Music, 2817 N. Clark. 773-935-3909.

RHUBARB Free in-store performance. Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

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.

STONERING Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Paramount Arts Centre, 23 E. Galena, Aurora. 630-896-6666 or 312-559-1212.

TEFLONS Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Lake Street Church, 607 W. Lake, Evanston. 847-475-6165.

THREE IRISH TENORS Sold out. Wed 3/14, 8 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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 & THE RAGE, JAMES KING BAND See Critic's Choice. Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

NANCY WALKER, JENNY McCARTHY, KAT EGGLESTON Free concert. Mon 3/12, 12:15 PM, auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State. 312-747-4300.

SARAH WILFONG & ISAAC ALDERSON Free concert. Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. 847-835-5440.

MAX ZBIRAL-TELLER Free in-store performance. Wed 3/14, 5 PM, Borders Books & Music, 150 N. State. 312-606-0750.

folk & country

clubs

ABBEY PUB 3420 W. Grace: Restaurant featuring popular and traditional Irish music. Sun 3/11, 8 PM, Spider Stacy Pogue Mahone. Mondays, 8 PM, Chicago Barn Dance Company. Tuesdays, 8 PM, open stage. Wed 3/14, 9 PM, Mulligan Stew. Thu 3/15, 9 PM, the Lash. Sat 3/17, 1 PM-1 AM, Saint Patrick's Day party with Morrisseys, Mulligan Stew, Padraig Durkin, Fitz & the Celts, Bohola & others. Sun 3/18, 8 PM, Equation, John Daly & friends. 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 9:30 PM; no cover. Sun 3/11, 6 PM, Country Music Holiday. Sat 3/17, Urban Djin, Red Dust. Sun 3/18, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Central Falls. 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 3/14, DJ Jim spins country music. 773-472-2771.

DOUBLE DOOR 1572 N. Milwaukee: Thu 3/15, 9 PM, David Allan Coe. 773-489-3160.

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. Sat 3/17, noon, Molly & the Tinker; 3 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 3:45 PM, Zen Celts; 6:45 PM, Cross Rogues; 10:30 PM, Orphans. 815-356-9980.

DURTY NELLIE'S 55 N. Bothwell, Palatine: Fri 3/16, noon and 5 PM, Whitey O'Day (no cover). Sat 3/17, noon, Cross Rogues, Chris Farrell; 1 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 1:50 PM, Cross Rogues; 3 PM, Small Potatoes; 6:30 PM, Molly & the Tinker. Sun 3/18, noon, Academy of Irish Music Youth Ensemble; 2 PM, Trinity Irish Dancers; 2:50 and 4 PM, Academy of Irish Music Youth Ensemble. 847-358-9150.

EMERALD ISLE 6686 N. Northwest Highway: Music at 9:30 PM. Sat 3/17, Dave Dunn. 773-775-2848.

FADO IRISH PUB 100 W. Grand: Sat 3/17, 8 AM, Declan & Siobhan. 312-836-0066.

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 3/9, Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore. Sat 3/10, Fast Eddie. Fri 3/16, Murphy's Law. Sun 3/18, 2 PM, Padraig Durkin. 773-282-7035.

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Laurence Nugent Band. Tue 3/13, 7:30 PM, open stage with Ric Salzar. Wed 3/14, 8 PM, "Chicago Singer Spotlight" with Paula Ramsey, Gayle Gross, Bob Stroud, and Lexie Bloor. Thu 3/15, 8:30 PM, Chicago Bluegrass Band. Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Switchback. Sat 3/17, 8 PM, Dooleys. 708-788-2118.

FOX'S IRISH OAK LAWN PUB 9240 S. Cicero, Oak Lawn: Sun 3/11 and Sat 3/17, 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. Fri 3/16, Nancy Connelly & Garrett Lane. 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. Fri 3/9, Velvet Green. Sun 3/11, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Wednesdays, Whitey O'Day. Thu 3/15, Velvet Green, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Fri 3/16, Sullivan Brothers, Jimmy's Irish Minstrels, Irish Harmonizers, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Sat 3/17, noon, Whitey O'Day, Sullivan Brothers, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band; 6 PM, Velvet Green, Jimmy's Irish Minstrels, Irish Harmonizers, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. Sun 3/18, Chicago Celtic Pipe Band. 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.

HOUSE OF BLUES 329 N. Dearborn: Music at 9 PM. Wed 3/14, Black 47, the Lash. Sat 3/17, Drovers. 312-527-2583 or 312-923-2000.

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.

JOE'S 940 W. Weed: Bar and restaurant with music after 10 PM. Wed 3/14, Scottish pipe & drum corps Caledonia. 312-337-3486.

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

KERRY PIPER 7900 Joliet, Hinsdale: Fri 3/16, 9 PM, and Sat 3/17, 8 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 630-325-3732.

KITTY O'SHEA'S Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan: Fri 3/16, 3 PM, Three Men in Kilts. 312-431-6913.

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

MARTYRS' 3855 N. Lincoln: Sat 3/17, 7 PM, Bohola. 773-404-9494.

McNALLY'S IRISH PUB 122 S. York, Elmhurst: Sat 3/10, Joey Edwin. Sat 3/17, Napper Tandy. 630-941-7100.

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

P.J. CLARKE'S 1204 N. State Parkway: Tue 3/13, 7 PM, Blackwater. 312-664-1650.

POP'S ON CHICAGO 2053 W. Chicago: Wed 3/14, 9:30 PM, open mike hosted by Hardley Parton & G-Spot Willie Jones. 312-243-1246.

RED LINE TAP 6970 N. Glenwood: Tue 3/13, 9 PM, Wally Phillips Band with Ed Mooney. 773-743-3355.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 3/10, 7 PM, Brian Henneman; 10 PM, Blue Mountain (see Spot Check), Hangtown. Sun 3/11, 9 PM, Chris Lee Band, Geoff Greenberg & Deanna Varagona. Mon 3/12, 9 PM, Can-Ky-Ree, Intelligibles, Fatalists. Tue 3/13, 8 PM, Still On the Hill, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. 773-525-2508.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Wed 3/14, 5:30 PM, Tony Gonzales. 630-264-0634.

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 3/9, On the Mainline. Fri 3/16, 8 PM, open mike. 630-969-9720.

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

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

blues, gospel, r&b

concerts

RORY BLOCK Fri 3/16, 7:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE CHOIR perform with dance duo Eiko & Koma in When Nights Were Dark. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

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. Tuesdays, open blues jam with J.B. Ritchie. Thursdays, Working Man's blues jam. 847-776-9850.

BETTY'S BLUE STAR LOUNGE 1600 W. Grand: Thu 3/15, 11 PM, Mississippi Heat. 312-243-1699.

BLUE CHICAGO 736 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. Mondays, Big Time Sarah & the BTS Express. Tue 3/13, Lindsey Alexander Blues Band with Zora Young. Wed 3/14, James Wheeler Band with Grana' Louise. Thursdays, Fri 3/16, and Sat 3/17, Maurice John Vaughn Band with Shirley Johnson. 312-642-6261.

BLUE CHICAGO ON CLARK 536 N. Clark: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Allen Batts Band with Grana' Louise. Sundays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Shirley Johnson. Tue 3/13, Chico Banks Blues Band with Grana' Louise. Wednesdays, Willie Kent & the Gents with Patricia Scott. Thursdays, Johnny B. Moore Band with Mary Lane. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Lindsey Alexander Band with Zora Young. 312-661-0100.

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

B.L.U.E.S. 2519 N. Halsted: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues. Sat 3/10, Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors. Sun 3/11, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. Mon 3/12, Willie Kent & the Gents with Bonnie Lee. Tue 3/13, King Corey. Wed 3/14, Pistol Pete. Thu 3/15, J.W. Williams & the ChiTown Hustlers. Fri 3/16, Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band. 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 3/9, 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. Sun 3/11, Brother John. Mon 3/12, jam hosted by King Corey Band. Tue 3/13, Muralli Coryell. Wed 3/14, Ron Prince & Hard Time. Thu 3/15, Love Dogs. Fri 3/16, 5:30 PM, Devil in a Woodpile; 9:30 PM, Otis Clay, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson. Sat 3/17, 6:30 PM, Eric Noden; 10 PM, Howard & the White Boys. Sun 3/18, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. 312-427-0333.

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 3/9 and Sat 3/10, John Primer & the Real Deal 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 3/9, Tinsley Ellis. Sat 3/10, Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings. Fri 3/16, Howard & the White Boys. Sat 3/17, Ronnie Baker Brooks. 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.

DUKE'S GRILL 476 Liberty, Wauconda: Sat 3/17, 9:30 PM, Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners. 847-526-0002.

FAMOUS DAVE'S 739 N. Clark: Music at 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9 PM Sundays through Thursdays; no cover. Fri 3/9, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Sat 3/10, Carlos Johnson. Sun 3/11, 11 AM, John Primer; 9 PM, Dave Weld. Mon 3/12, John MacDonald. Tue 3/13, Nick Moss. Wed 3/14, Diamond Jim Green. Thu 3/15, Matthew Skoller. Fri 3/16, Murali Coryell. Sat 3/17, Danny Draher Band. Sun 3/18, 11 AM and 9 PM, Dave Weld. 312-266-2400.

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

FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM 16 W. Chicago, Naperville: Music after 10 PM. 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 Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Fri 3/9 and Thursdays, Neil Rose Band. 630-964-5000.

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

HARLEM AVENUE LOUNGE 3701 S. Harlem, Berwyn: Sat 3/10, 9:30 PM, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 3/13, 8:30 PM, Pete Special (no cover). Thursdays, 8:30 PM, open jam with Mike Wheeler (no cover). Sat 3/17, 9:30 PM, Studebaker John & the Hawks. 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 3/9 and Sat 3/10, No Mercy Band. Sundays, 9:30 AM, noon, and 2:30 PM, gospel brunch; 10 PM, Matthew Skoller. Mondays, Joanna Connor Band. Tue 3/13, Nick Moss & the Fliptops. Wed 3/14, Mark Hummel. Thu 3/15, Magic Slim & the Teardrops. 312-923-2000 or 312-527-2583.

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.

KEY WESTER 1975 Glacier Pk., Naperville: Tue 3/13, 8 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 630-778-8700.

KINGSTON MINES 2548 N. Halsted: Music at 9:30 PM. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8-9 PM, pianist Detroit Jr. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Eddy Clearwater, 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 3/15, Li'l Al, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band (live radio broadcast). Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Laretha Weathersby, Charlie Love. 773-477-4646.

KOKO TAYLOR'S CELEBRITY 1233 S. Wabash: Music after 9:30 PM. Fri 3/9, Bobby "Slim" James. Sat 3/10, Big James & the Chicago Playboys. Sundays, 2-5 PM, gospel buffet; 8 PM, blues jam hosted by Joe Barr & Soul Purpose. Wednesdays, Charlie Love & the Silky Smooth Band. Thu 3/15, Joe Barr. Fri 3/16, Laretha Weathersby. Sat 3/17, Biscuit & the Mix. 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. 312-428-6276.

LILLY'S 2513 N. Lincoln: Music after 9:30 PM. 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 3/10, Sam Burckhardt Combo. Sat 3/17, Little Al & the Crazy House Band. 773-252-1155.

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

PETE MILLER'S STEAKHOUSE 1557 Sherman, Evanston: Restaurant with music at 8:30 PM. Thu 3/15, Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames. 847-328-0399.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Tue 3/13, Willie Kent. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Sat 3/10, Mississippi Heat. Sat 3/17, Rockin' Johnny Burgin. 847-266-1313.

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

RESERVATION BLUES 1566 N. Milwaukee: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 PM Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Rob Stone & the C-Notes. Sundays, blues jam hosted by the Tom Holland's Big Blue. Wednesdays, Matthew Skoller Band. Thu 3/15, King Corey. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Phil Guy. 773-645-5200.

ROOSTER BLUES 811 W. Lake: Music on two stages nightly at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support, Dion Payton & the 43rd St. Blues Band. Sun 3/11, Carlos Johnson, Joanna Connor Blues Band. Mondays and Thu 3/15, A.C. Reed, Lurrie Bell. Tuesdays, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Carl Weathersby. Wed 3/14, Carl Weathersby & Vital Support, King Corey. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Dion Payton & the 43rd St. Blues Band. Sun 3/18, Carlos Johnson, Michael Coleman. 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 3/9, Chico Banks. Sat 3/10, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Tuesdays, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. Wednesdays, Sugar Blue. Thu 3/15, Lorenzo Thompson, Lurrie Bell. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band. 773-342-0452.

SLICE OF CHICAGO 36 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine: Music at 9 PM. Fri 3/9, Liz Mandville Greeson & the Blue Points. 847-991-2150.

SMOKE DADDY 1804 W. Division: Music at 10 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 PM Sundays through Thursdays. Fri 3/9, Felix & the Cats. Sat 3/10, Willie Smith & the Ice Cream Men. Mondays and Fri 3/16, Rockin' Johnny Band. Sat 3/17, Scotty & the Bad Boys. 773-772-6656.

SNUGGERY SALOON & DINING ROOM Union Station, Canal & Adams: No cover. Thu 3/15, 3:30 PM, Pat Hall & the Fat Guys. 312-441-9334.

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

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

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

WOODROW'S 4600 N. Lincoln: Tuesdays, 9 PM, Professor John & His Band (no cover). 773-907-0740.

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.

BOPOLOGY Swing dance concert. Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main, Saint Charles. 630-584-6300.

DAVID BOYKIN'S EXPANSE Sun 3/11 and 3/18, 5 PM, AACM Nu Beginnings, 7047 S. Crandon. 773-752-2212.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS "Kidjazz" concert for children. Fri 3/16, 7 PM, and Sun 3/18, 1 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Sun 3/11, 2 PM, Mainstage, Harold D. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE SMALL GROUP JAZZ ENSEMBLES Free concerts. Tue 3/13 and Thu 3/15, noon, Theatre 2, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

FRANK D'RONE & THE BOBBY SCHIFF TRIO Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan, Highland Park. 847-432-1515.

ELAINE DAME No cover. Tue 3/13, 5 PM, Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph. 312-236-0123.

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.

ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE JAZZ ENSEMBLES WITH MARK MADSEN & SUZANNE PALMER Thu 3/15, 7:30 PM, Harry and Phyllis Blizzard Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan, Elgin. 847-622-0300.

FLIPPOMUSIC Free in-store performance. Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Borders Books & Music, 909 N. Elmhurst, Mount Prospect. 847-342-6421.

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

FRED HERSCH See Critic's Choice; free admission. Thu 3/15, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

JAZZMIN' Free in-store performance. Sat 3/17, 8 PM, Borders Books & Music, 1144 Lake, Oak Park. 708-386-6927.

MARCUS JEFFERSON TRIO Free performance. Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, Starbucks Coffee, 31 Town Square, Wheaton. 630-690-2746.

BARBARA JOHNSON QUARTET in a free concert. Wed 3/14, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State, 312-362-6700.

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

MUSIQUE ANECDOTIQUE Experimental sound collaboration with Yasuhiro & Eric Leonardson. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, 8 PM, and Sun 3/18, 7 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

NEW BLACK MUSIC REPERTORY ENSEMBLE Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson conducts a free concert of "Classic Ellington" arranged and adapted by Luther Henderson. Wed 3/14, 7:30 PM, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. 312-344-7559.

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.

JOANIE PALLATTO & THE KING FLEMING TRIO Free concert. Tue 3/13, 12:15 PM, Randolph Cafe, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-6630.

KEN ROBERTS ORCHESTRA performs at a "big band dance." Sun 3/18, 1:30-4 PM, Building K, College of DuPage, 22nd and Lambert, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-2700.

SAVOIR FAIRE Free concert. Thu 3/15, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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.

CHUCHITO VALDES AFRO-CUBAN ENSEMBLE See Critic's Choice. Fri 3/9, 7 PM, Kilbourn Park Auditorium, 3501 N. Kilbourn. 312-427-1676 or 312-742-7581. Sat 3/17, 8:30 PM, Concert Hall, Columbia College, 1014 S. Michigan. 773-539-8344.

RANDY WESTON'S AFRICAN RHYTHMS & THE MASTER GNAWA MUSICIANS OF MOROCCO, CHUCHO VALDES Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

jazz

clubs

ANDY'S 11 E. Hubbard: Bar and restaurant. Fri 3/9, noon, Kim Cusack, Bob Neighbor, Tom Hope, Rich Pardo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/10, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Von Freeman Quintet with Bettye Reynolds. Sundays, 6 PM, Sam Burckhardt Trio; 8 PM, Chicago Swing. Mondays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Chuck Hedges Swingtet; 9 PM, No Am/Pro Jam with Art Davis, Don Stille, John Bany & Charles Braugham. Tuesdays, noon, Tom Hope; 5 PM, Wallace Burton Group; 9 PM, Men of Note. Wed 3/14, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Ron Dewar Quintet; 9 PM, Henry Johnson's Organ Express. Thu 3/15, noon, Max Hook; 5 PM, Russ Phillips & the Windy City All Stars; 9 PM, Jim Ryan Band. Fri 3/16, noon, Franz Jackson, Tom Hope, Dan DeLorenzo & Wayne Jones; 5 PM, Eric Schneider/Greg Fishman Quintet. Sat 3/17, 6 PM, Chante Hamilton Trio; 9:30 PM, Curtis Robinson 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 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Bobby Lewis. Sun 3/11 and Mon 3/12, Michael Ross. Tue 3/13 through Sat 3/17, Carmen Stokes. 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 HORSE LOUNGE 1558 N. Milwaukee: Sun 3/11, 8 PM, Sacred Baboons, Vaguerrific. Sun 3/18, 7 PM, Low Drones & Overtones with Mwata Bowden & Harrison Bankhead. 773-384-0043.

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 3/14, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-406-0008.

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

BOILER ROOM JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB 2 S. Vail, Arlington Heights: Tuesdays, 7 PM, Scott Holman Trio. 847-368-0792.

BYZANTIUM 232 S. Halsted: Music at 6 PM. Sun 3/11, Claudia Perez. Wed 3/14, Spider Saloff. Sun 3/18, Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik. 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 at 9:30 PM. Thu 3/15, 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 3/9, 9 PM, Mark Madsen Duo. Saturdays, 9 PM, Lou DiGangi Swing Band. Sun 3/11, 5:30 PM, Greg Fishman Duo. 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. Sun 3/18, 5:30 PM, Buddy Charles. 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.

COQ D'OR Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton: Piano bar and restaurant; no cover. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 PM-1 AM, Arlene Bardelle & Craig Lanigan. 312-787-2200, ext. 26.

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. 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. Tue 3/13, Triage. Wed 3/14, Stuckonceiling, Studio Ch&k&k. 773-276-3600.

ENNUI CAFE 6981 N. Sheridan: Fri 3/9, 9 PM, Gary Dacanay Quartet. 773-973-2233.

ERIK & ME 1 W. Illinois, Saint Charles: Thu 3/15, 8 PM, Airborne (no cover). 630-377-9222.

ESPRESSO BREWERY COMPANY 1455 W. Lake, Addison: Music after 8 PM. Sat 3/10, Trio Du Jour. Sat 3/17, Matt Erion Trio. 630-916-6242.

ESPRESSO BREWERY II 958 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village: Music after 8 PM. Fri 3/9, pianist Abi Demirgian. Sat 3/10, Ron Smith Duo. Sat 3/17, Paul Abella Group. 847-718-9272.

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

FITZGERALD'S 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn: Sun 3/11, 6 PM, Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band. Sun 3/18, 6 PM, Lenny King's Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra with Joni King, Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage. 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 Wednesdays through Saturdays; no cover. Sat 3/10 and Fri 3/16, Shelley Yoelin Trio. Sat 3/17, Jose Valdes

Latin Jazz Trio. 630-964-5000.

FUTUREWORLD 1744 E. 55th: Cyber cafe and deli with music at 8 PM. Sat 3/17, David Boykin Duo. 773-256-1570.

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

GATEWAY BAR & GRILL 7545 N. Clark: Fri 3/16, 7:30 PM, Kolette Stim's A-Sharp Chicago Band. 773-262-5767.

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, 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.

GLENDORA HOUSE 10225 S. Harlem, Chicago Ridge: Sun 3/18, 2 PM, Chicago Foot Warmers Ten Piece Band. 708-755-8312, 708-425-4596, or 219-923-6755.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Fri 3/9, 9:30 PM, Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Terisa Griffin. Mon 3/12, 8 PM, Sam Burckhardt 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 3/9, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Sabertooth Organ Quartet; 12:30 AM, Kimberly Gordon Organ Quartet. Sun 3/11 and Sun 3/18, 11 PM, Two for Brazil. Mondays, 9 PM, Patricia Barber Trio. Tuesdays, 9 PM, Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms. Wed 3/14, 9 PM, Grazyna Auguscik Quintet. Thursdays, 9 PM, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra with Kimberly Gordon. Fri 3/16, 5 PM, pianist Ben Rudolph; 9 PM, Brad Goode & Louis Smith; 1 AM, Green Mill Quartet. Sat 3/17, 8 PM, Brad Goode & Louis Smith; midnight, Sabertooth Organ Quartet. 773-878-5552.

HEARTLAND CAFE 7000 N. Glenwood: Bar and restaurant. Sat 3/10, 10 PM, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. Fri 3/16, 10 PM, Healing Force with Vincent Davis, Billy Brimfield, Tatsu Aoki & William Perry. 773-465-8005.

HOTHOUSE 31 E. Balbo: Mondays, 8 PM, Yoko Noge's Jazz Me Blues. Tue 3/13, 9 PM, Shelton Dibbley Quartet, Laurie Lee Moses. Wed 3/14, 8 PM, Cricket Rumor Mill, Tomato Box, String Theory. Fri 3/16, 9 PM, Matthew Shipp, Vincent Davis Chicago Connection. 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.

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 3/9 and 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. Tue 3/13 through Sun 3/18, McCoy Tyner Trio. 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.

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 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Mueller Group. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Jazz Conceptions. 847-358-4900.

MICHAELS'S JAZZ BISTRO 530 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn: Live music after 9:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays. Fri 3/9, Tim Green Trio. Sat 3/10, Ron Perrillo Trio. Wed 3/14, 7 PM, Marshall Vente Trio; 10 PM, jam session hosted by Pat Brady Trio. Fri 3/16, Emily Randle Trio. Sat 3/17, Kelly Brand Trio. 630-446-4001.

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

MORSELAND MUSIC ROOM 1218 W. Morse: Bar and restaurant; music at 10 PM. Thu 3/15, Jon Lundbom Quartet, Argon Evolution. 773-743-5955.

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 3/9 and Sat 3/10, Jeff Marx Quartet. Mon 3/12, Hinda Hoffman. Tuesdays, Bobby Broom Trio. Wed 3/14, Dave Hiltebrand Trio. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six. 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. Sun 3/11, Bruce Mak Quartet. Mondays, Our Thing. 773-486-9862.

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE 2934 N. Sheffield: Music at 9 PM on weekends, 8:30 PM on weeknights. Fri 3/9, Eddie Johnson/Michael Raynor Quartet. Sat 3/10, Elijah Levi Quartet. Sun 3/11, Margie Gibson Trio. Mon 3/12, Juli Wood & Earma Thompson. Wed 3/14, Scott Stevenson Trio. Thu 3/15, Dave Gordon Quartet. Fri 3/16, Kelly Brand/Suzanne Palmer Quartet. Sat 3/17, Corky McClerkin Trio. Sun 3/18, Urban Twist. 773-472-1000.

POPS HIGHWOOD 214 Green Bay, Highwood: Music at 8:30 PM. Fri 3/9, Chris Greene & New Perspective. Sat 3/10, Franz Jackson Quartet. Fri 3/16, Rankinfyle. Sat 3/17, Ken Chaney Trio. 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: Sundays, 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. Sat 3/10, Mark O'Connor Trio. Wed 3/14, Mark Maegdlin Trio. Thu 3/15, Mark O'Connor Trio. Sat 3/17, Rob Denty Trio. 630-305-0230.

TIAWANNAS MEXICAN CANTINA 2115 W. Galena, Aurora: Sat 3/10, 6:30 PM, Zvonimir Tot Duo. 630-264-0634.

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, 8:30 PM, 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; 10:30 PM-1:30 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 3/9, Vincent Davis Ensemble. Sat 3/10, Pippi & Her Ensemble. Sundays, 6 PM, jam session with pianist Jim Baker, bassist Josh Abrams, saxophonist Dennis Winslett, and percussionist Colby Watkins. Wednesdays, 8:30 PM, Orion Collective. Thu 3/15, Andy Goodrich & the Chicago Afrocentric Quintet. Fri 3/16, Damon Short Quartet. Sat 3/17, Savoir Faire Ensemble. 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 3/10, 9 PM, Ron Dewar, Kelly Brand & Kelly Sill. Sundays, 8:30 PM, John Campbell. 773-728-3114.

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

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

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

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

HAKIM Sat 3/17, 7:30 PM, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd. 847-366-8641.

AASHISH KHAN "Bathing in the Transcendent Music of India" Hindustani classical music concert; free admission. Wed 3/14, 7 PM, Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome. 773-973-0007.

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

LA PE--A Latin music showcase features Icarus Quartet, Ruben Alvarez & Raices Percussion Ensemble. Wed 3/14, 8:30 PM, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln. 773-728-6000.

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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 3/15, 9 PM, Angel D'Cuba. 312-266-1944.

FOURTH WORLD 3440 N. Southport: Fri 3/9, 7 PM, Chicago Didjeridu Chorus performs and hosts a drum circle. 773-404-5200.

GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 2200 N. Ashland: Tuesdays, 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: Fri 3/9, 9 PM, Orquesta Latira. Sat 3/17, 10 PM, Mambo Express. Sun 3/18, 8 PM, Las Guitarras de España. 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.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Thu 3/15, 9 PM, Los Hombres Perdidos, Sones de Mexico Ensemble. 773-525-2508.

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 3/12, 7 PM, Orquesta Arabu. 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

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.

ZUILL BAILEY cello (Stravinsky, Debussy, Ginastera, Brahms, Chopin). Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

CHANTICLEER in a program of sacred music. Fri 3/16, 8 PM (with preconcert presentation at 7 PM), St. Procopius Abbey, 5601 College, Lisle. 630-829-6080.

CHICAGO A CAPPELLA Jonathan Miller conductor, with storyteller-narrator Megan Wells (Eriksson, Norgard, Lindberg, and others). See Critic's Choice. 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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan: Thu 3/15, 8 PM, Fri 3/16, 1:30 PM, and Sat 3/17, 8 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor, with tenor Kurt Streit and hornist Dale Clevenger (Haydn, Britten, Walker, Stravinsky). Preconcert talks are given one hour and 15 minutes before each performance. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot, conductor, with soprano Jennifer Aylmer (Salonen, Knussen, Mumford, Henze). Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

KYUNG-WHA CHUNG, ITAMAR GOLAN violin and piano (Stravinsky, Enescu, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff). Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

MIA CHUNG piano (Zorn, Mozart, Hyla, Chopin, Gluck/Saint-Saens, Beethoven). Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Moser Performing Arts Center, University of St. Francis, 500 Wilcox, Joliet. 815-740-3404.

CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Cliff Colnot conducts a free concert (Stravinsky, Brahms, Ravel, Vaughan Williams). Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Vittum Theater, Northwestern University Settlement House, 1012 N. Noble. Mon 3/12, 7:30 PM, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. 312-294-3000 or 800-233-7114.

CLASSICAL STRING ORCHESTRA in a free concert. Fri 3/16, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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 3/10 and Sat 3/17, 9 AM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY KAPPELLE Charles P. Brown conducts a free concert (Bach, Durufle, Stravinsky, Maxwell Davies, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Lotti, Hogan). Sun 3/18, 7 PM, Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-209-3060.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Richard R. Fischer, conductor (Schuman, Bach, Ticheli, Jager, Fillmore, Confrey, Giroux, Werle, Bennett, Himes). Fri 3/16, 8 PM, Geiseman Auditorium, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. 708-771-8300.

CORIGLIANO QUARTET (Haydn, Corigliano, Dvorak). Fri 3/16, 8 PM (with preconcert talk at 7 PM), Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. Saint Louis. 773-442-4636.

CUBE in a free concert (Messiaen, Lutoslawski, Ptaszynska, Morehead, Misurell-Mitchell, Huydts, Grazier, Shrude). Wed 3/14, 7 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-554-1133, 312-744-6630, or 312-346-3278.

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.

KRISTIN AND TRACY FIGARD violin and piano (Franck, Lieberman, Clarke, Lalo). Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

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

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOONDAY CONCERTS Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut: Fri 3/9, 12:10 PM, organist Thomas Gouwens. Fri 3/16, 12:10 PM, organist Steven Betancourt. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

STEPHEN FRAMIL AND VINCENT PLANES cello and piano, in a Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert. Free admission. Wed 3/14, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-1430 or 312-744-6630.

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. 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.

WEN-TING HUANG piano, in a free concert (Bach, Schumann, Scriabin). Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet. 815-729-9020, ext. 2787.

JUNG SOO HUR soprano, in a free concert (Haydn, Gershwin, Verdi, traditional). Sat 3/17, 2 PM, Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar, Northbrook. 847-272-6224.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Carmon DeLeone, conductor, with soprano Winifred Faix Brown (Berg, Beethoven, R. Strauss). Sat 3/17, 8 PM, and Sun 2/25, 3 PM ("Casual Classics Family Concert" with preconcert discussion at 2 PM), Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, Stuenkel Rd. and Governors Highway, University Park. 708-481-7774.

JULIANI ENSEMBLE in a free recital (Dvorak, Brahms). Mon 3/12, 12:15 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-744-7097.

LAWRENCE FREESTATE STRING ORCHESTRA in a free performance. Fri 3/16, 1 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

LINCOLNWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Philip Simmons, conductor, with contrabassoonist Sue Nigro (Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi, Corelli). Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Lincolnwood Community Center, 6900 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood. 847-674-0039.

LOUNGE NIGHT AT LYRIC features singers from the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists and others performing "opera-inspired cabaret." Tue 3/13, 6 PM, Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. 312-827-5673.

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker: Fri 3/9, Mon 3/12, Thu 3/15, and Sat 3/17, 7:30 PM, Bruno Bartoletti, conductor, with soprano Sylvie Valayre and tenor Vincenzo La Scola (Puccini, Tosca). Sat 3/10, 7:30 PM, and Wed 3/14 and Sun 3/18, 2 PM, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor (Wagner, The Flying Dutchman). 312-332-2244.

ANN McMANN, ERICH BUCHOLZ, AND MICHAEL KOTZE soprano, tenor, and baritone, perform excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan in a free concert. Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 847-256-5025.

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.

MOOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND in a free concert. Tue 3/13, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Mon 3/12, 7:30 PM, John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. 88th, Palos Hills. 708-974-5500.

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

MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO (Borodin, Ravel, Brahms). Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Bennett-Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival, Green Bay and Lake Cook Rds., Highland Park. 847-266-5100.

STEPHANIE NELLIS, TRACY FIGARD, AND KRISTIN FIGARD piano and violin (Schumann, Ravel, Vivaldi, Lalo, Primrose). Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Music in the Loft, 1017 W. Washington. 312-243-9233.

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 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.

NORTHSHORE CONCERT BAND John Lynch, conductor and piano, with trombonist Brett Baker (R. Strauss, Arnold, Rachmaninoff, Holsinger, De Nardis, Sousa). Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 1977 South Campus Dr., Evanston. 847-965-6544 or 847-491-5441.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Paul Vermel, conductor, with French horn soloist Charles Sernatinger (Mozart, Dvorak). Sun 3/18, 3:30 PM, Maine West High School Auditorium, 1755 S. Wolf Rd., Des Plaines. 847-965-7271.

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.

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.

PATRICK O'MALLEY, LISETTE KIELSON, CRAIG TROMPETER, AND JOEL SPEARS recorders, viola da gamba, and theorbo (Bach, Handel, Telemann, Purcell, Merula, Castello, Locke, and others) Fri 3/9, 8 PM, Saint Augustine's Episcopal Church, 1140 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. 773-293-3138.

PRAIRIE BRASS BAND Dallas Niermeyer, conductor (Sparke, Gregson, Faure, Fucik). Sun 3/18, 3 PM, John Hersey High School, 1900 E. Thomas, Arlington Heights. 847-523-4467.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in public rehearsal. Sat 3/10 and Sat 3/17, 2 PM, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700 or 312-341-1521.

PROTEGE PHILHARMONIC in a free concert (Hovhaness, Catalini, Brahms). Sun 3/18, 3 PM, Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. 312-341-1521 or 312-744-6630.

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.

SEBASTIAN QUARTET (Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven). Sun 3/18, 2 PM, Buntrock Hall, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000 or 800-223-7114.

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.

SYMPHONY OF OAK PARK AND RIVER FOREST Jay Friedman, conductor, with soprano Theresa Ludden (Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Berlioz). Sun 3/18, 3:30 PM (with preconcert discussion at 2:45 PM), Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake, Oak Park. 708-488-4101.

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.

ANNA VERKHOLANTSEVA AND ALEXANDER TROSTIANSKY harp and violin (Spohr, Kikta, Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rajna, Albeniz). Mon 3/12, 7:30 PM, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. 312-294-3000.

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 CONCERT CHORUS Sylvanis Tyler III, conductor (Phautsch, Parker, Thomson). Sun 3/11, 4 PM, St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 624 Douglas, Waukegan. 847-360-4740.

THOMAS WEISFLOG organ, with narrator Kenneth Northcott in a performance of Marcel Dupre's The Way of the Cross. Sun 3/11, 3 PM, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773-702-2100.

miscellaneous

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE ARTS CENTER JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH DARRYL BOGGS "Kidjazz" concert for children. Fri 3/16, 7 PM, and Sun 3/18, 1 PM, Mainstage, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd, Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in a free program. Wed 3/14, 2 and 7:30 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 22nd St., Glen Ellyn. 630-942-4000.

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.

JOEL FRANKEL Children's concert. Sat 3/17, 10 AM, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut. 312-787-2729, ext. 600.

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

CHRIS GREEN Free piano concert. Mon 3/12, noon, Chicago Music Mart, DePaul Center, 333 S. State. 312-362-6700.

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. Fri 3/9 and Sat 3/10, 8 PM, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. 773-722-5463 or 312-902-1500.

MUSIQUE ANECDOTIQUE Experimental sound collaboration with Yasuhiro & Eric Leonardson. Fri 3/16 and Sat 3/17, 8 PM, and Sun 3/18, 7 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield. 773-281-0824.

SCHUBAS 3159 N. Southport: Sat 3/10, 1 PM, children's show with Justin Roberts. Wed 3/14, 8 PM, "Hoot Night: Vices." 773-525-2508.

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

UNDER THE PICASSO Daley Center Plaza, 50 W. Washington: Free noontime programs. Thu 3/15, Moorhead State University Band. Fri 3/16, Windom High School Stage Band. 312-346-3278.

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